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Grandstaff - Buckalew

I am trying to gather information concerning my family from Kentucky. My Great-Grandfather was SW (Sheely) Grandstaff b. 2/10/1876 in Smith County, TN and d. 9/24/1943 in Crittenden County, KY. He married my Great-Grandmother Etta Buckalew on1/23/1901. She was b. 6/11/1880 in Lyon County, KY and d. 9/13/1956 in Crittendon Co. Both lived in Crayne and are buried in Crayne Cemetery. They had 3 daughters: Marie b 1/28/1902 in Caldwell County, KY, Ruby Mae b. 8/28 1904 and Lillie Belle b. 7/17/1907, both in Crittenden County. Marie Granstaff Smith had two daughters: Mary Jewell b. 2/16/1921 in Crayne, KY and Rose Lee b. 9/27/1926 in Harrisburg, IL. Ruby, Lillie Belle and Mary Jewell all attended Marion High School. I also know that Press Norton Buckalew was my Great-Grandmother's brother. He was b. 2.19.1892 and d. 2/14/1961. He was married to Audie Ordway b. 3/21/1892, d. 5/22/1961. They had a son, Lonnie Wilson who was the Marion Fire Chief. He died in 1971. I believe they had another son Arnold. No info on him.

This is where my trail ends. Any information that anyone could provide would be most appreciated.

Jan Wilson


I'm looking for information on my father James Armond Harper .He served in ww2 from Marion,ky.I was wondering if you might have any records from the paper concerning him. I know it was in the paper when he arrived in Europe. I live in Robards,Ky. and could come at your conveince to research any archives you might have.
James Harper

I am seaching fo the familyname Loves.
My family name is Loves And I am from The Netherlands

Looking for any information on Tom Cox. He was married to Francis Rich or Ritch. He fathered my Grandmother, Imogene Emily Cox and her brother, Cecil Cox. He may have been married prior to his marriage to Francis. Possibly could of had a daughter by that union, named Ellen. I can not find any information about him or where he is buried. Francis later married a Gass. And her daughter Imogene also married a Gass. Anyone with any information please e-mail me.
Thank You.
Tina Gass Gibson

My Great Grandmother is Milred Margurite Marsh
Crittenden. She was born on June 1,1892 in Mount
Pleasant, Michigan. She died the day after giving
birth to her second child, a son, Stanley Lewis
Crittenden. Stanley died the day he was born on
Feb,17,1902. My Great Grandma died a few hours later
on Feb, 18,1920 in Pontiac, Michigan. Her only
daughter, my Grandma, was only 3 years old at the
time. She does not know where her mother and brother
are buried. They were both buried in the same casket.
My Grandma is in her 80s now and want's to find her
mother. My branch of the Crittenden family has been
known to bury family members in other towns than the
one they died in. My Grandpa (my grandma's hubby)for
instance, died in Michigan and was buried in
Wisconson. History in this case may have repeated
itself and my Great Grandma could be buried anywhere
in Michigan. I can't imagin any other state she could
be burried in. Please, People of Michigan, Help me
search the graveyards on foot. I have already searched
the web and did not find them. I live in Nevada and
searching the graveyards here is fruitless. Thank you
in advance for your help.

Marcelle Neidert

I am looking for the relatives of Roy E. and Alice Fralix Driver. I moved to Indiana 11 yrs ago and have lost contact with my relatives.
Terri E. Driver

Looking for any and all Information on the Rushing Line. I'm decended from
James M (Pop) who d, from Joseph Albert, who d, from Joseph Ben, who d, from
Wilson E. Any help would be appreciated! You can contact me at
Jimmy Rushing

I am Reima Marie Robertson, Granddaughter of the late Geneva Crider Daniel. Am looking for photos and/or articles of the Auto Parts store she ran close to the 88 Dip. Her husband was JD Daniel, and their son, my father, is Steven Crider Daniel. I have recently acquired the family business that branched into Hardin Co. Illinois, and would love photos of where it began, when "Gensie" and JD merged with Mr. Millikan. I am proud being a 3rd generation Daniel Auto Parts owner, and would like to form a display at the grand opening in Rosiclare on August 20th of this year.

Looking for Descendants of Henry Newton Todd (Born 1853) and Americus Waters (Born 1852) of Vidalia, Georgia. I know his mother's name was Ann Todd. Anyone know his father's name. This would be my great grandfather, Thanks for any help Sylvia

Seeking information on the family of Samuel and Mary Jane Byrd Silvey who moved to KY from Roane County, TN, and lived at Nunn Switch area from late 1800s to 1938 when Mary Jane died. Their 64th anniversary picture appeared in your newspaper in early 1930s. I am descended from their daughter Mary Catherine Silvey who married widower James Babron Scott. Other daughters married into the Hinchee and Fortner families. Sons also married and may have stayed in the general area. In particular, I am looking for the parentage of Mary Jane since there are no legal documents or newspaper articles documenting her death in 1938 or burial in the Kate Crowell Cemetery.

Looking for a print of the picture that was in the Crittenden Press in March 24,2000.
The title was "1850 Revisited" and it listed Virginia Lucy Blain, Alexander and Mary (Childress) Blain, Lucy (Jackson) Childress wife of Jesse Childress deceased.
The picture was submitted by James B. Kirk.
If anyone has a copy of this picture please contact me.
Sue Childress Compton at

Looking for info on grandparents and great grandparents who all resided in Crittenden Co. at one time. Luther O. Riley  Born-July 9,1920 Died -March 12,1992.
I believe his parents were - Jim Riley and Ida Mae Hunt
Dora Elizabeth (Slaton) Riley Born May 1, 1923  Died- October 13 , 2003
I believe her parents were Clifton Pratt Slaton  and  Ruth ( Drury ) Slaton
Luther and Dora were married on June 16 , 1940.  Their children are
Robert ( Bob) Clifton Riley, William ( Bill ) Earl Riley, Betty Ann , Donna Kay and Daniel (Danny) O. Riley.
Any info is greatly appreciated . 

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With no idea where to look I'd like to find some trace of my grandfather's kith and kin His name was Charles H. Featherston. (This is not spelled ---stone as some similar names.) He was a twin and they were "Harlie" and "Charlie". From childhood memories I know that they had sisters, but no further information. There has been mention of Kentucky connection with his family. Can you discover any traces of ancestors?

I am searching for people I went to Livingston County High School and Graduated in 1971. I don't know the last names now. These are the names in school.
Any help would be appreciated.
Shirley Knight

Looking for any info about my great-grandmother Henry Alice TODD. She
was born in 1883 in Kentucky & died in 1962 in Kentucky. I have been
told that she was not raised by her natural parents. Her parents were
John TODD & Nan Petters(?) She is buried in Lola Cemetery in Lola, Ky.
She was married to Joseph Lacy MILLER. They had 7 children.
(Note- A birth was recorded 1 dec 1878 for a male child. W. R. TODD,
born to John D. TODD & Nancy J. PETTIS?BETTIS. Could they be the John &
Nan I am looking for?)

Hello! My name is Lisa and I am researching my family history. My grandparents were Hubert McCoin Born-Oct.31, 1914 (place unknown). He died on Sept.9,1987 in Salem ,Ky. Maude Marie (Sharp?) born Feb.5, 1909 (place unknown). She died on Sept.19,1984. They were married on Jan.31,1938Their children are Brenda,Bernice,Patricia,Earlene,Laura Mae,Charles and Franklin(my Father).Maude and Hubert attended church on a regular basis at Loveless Chapel in Salem. I would welcome any information that you may have.

I'm researching my Williams family history in Crittenden County. Here are some family members William Williams ,B. ? , Samuel Williams B.1832 KY D. 23 Jan 1913 Crittenden County, Weston, Armstead S. Williams (son of Samuel) b.Oct 1863 Webster County d.1905 Casey, Ky. Pudence Williams (Prudence Edmondson) b. 1837 first wife of Samuel Williams Mary M. Williams (Mary Butler) Have many Williams to share.Thanks, Robert L. Williams 4757 Bethuy Casco MI 48064

My name is Mike Baker, I am looking for relatives of Soloman and Julia (Conger) Baker. They had two sons Ernist and Eldon. All except Eldon are buried in Pleasant Hill cemetary in Marion, Ky. If any body knows of this family, I would appreciate any information at all. Ernist was my Grandfather. That my dad and I had never met. Thank you.

I am looking for any pictures of my grandfather or family that lived in Lola. His name is Elmer Damron he was shot and killed. He was married to Noiam Slayden my father is Ralph W. Damron, a sister Dorothy Riley,there is a Damron grave yard on Lola Road. My grandfather had brother and sister. I live in Lola and very pround of my family history but could use more information and pictures if anyone would help. Thank you.

My name is Kathy Tinsley. I am looking for any information on my Great-Grandfather: William F. or R. Tinsley. He married Lucinda (Cindy) Lynn of Tolu, Ky. on March 20, 1879, in Crittenden Co. They had at least 6 children: Annie (Armstrong), Rettie (Monroe), Mattie (Williams) Clara who died around the age of 16. Two sons Roy and John C. (born 1890) who married Bessie Lanham.
I would love to hear from any one who knew of any Tinsley's living in the Tolu area.

My name is Rebecca Sue (Stewart) Parrent. I am trying to find the
date and location of the marriage of my parents, Bert Eschol Stewart
and Hazel Elva Brown. They were married somewhere between
1932 and 1936, I think. Possible in Shawneetown IL. Any
information would be appreciated.

Sue Parrent

Gilland, Crittenden and Livingston County, from 1870 to present.
I am looking for anyone related to or having information about the Gilland families of Kentucky.
Samuel and Nancy Gilland are my great-great grand parents.  I am the oldest son of Jesse F. Gilland who is the son of Jesse L. and Phoebe Gilland.
I am also looking for any information to all allied surnames associated to these families.
Gerald W. Gilland

Croft, Singleton line, Crittenden County
I am looking for any information on Marshall Croft b. 1872 died 1971. I have his father and mothr George A. and Jane Riley Croft and am trying to find out how they connect to the John Frederick Croft line. Also am looking for info on Larkin Croft who married Lena Ferrill. (children and how they connect) Any info is greatly appreciated!!
Thank you,
Lori Croft Collins

Looking for Orbie and Mary Ellen Croft information. They had a son, Donald (Frog) Croft who's wife is named Betty. I would appreciate any information you can offer. My email address is
Lori Croft Collins

I am seeking information of Bessie Cecilia Stoner believed to have been born
in March 1880 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. We believe her father to be Van
Stoner and her mother Celia Von Hartz. Bessie married a Thomas Clark in
Portland Oregon and migrated to New Zealand.
We also believe that she is associated with an M.H. Stoner born about the
same time. We have a photo taken in Dexter Michigan of M H Stoner.
John Clark


I am searching for information - Sarah Ann Humphrey who married James Johnson - Mary Susan born February 1, 1875, Livingston County, Ky. Searching for parents of Sarah Ann Humphrey. She had a brother Joseph Aaron Humphrey who lived in Crittenden, Livingston and Caldwell Counties, Ky.

Thank you, Greta Humphrey Davis


Contact info on web site is expired
To: Susan C. Egan who wrote to you in June looking for information on the William E. & Dora Charles family. I have tried to send a reply to the address she gave regarding this family, but aol says she is not a subscriber. If she reads this, she can contact me at:


looking for information on Heflin and Welter familys.



I'm researching George W Stovall, a Union Civil War Veteran buried in Wilson Cemetery in Shady Grove, KY. He served in the 48th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, E Company, fighting at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Atlanta, etc. He entered the war as a 1st Sergeant but died as a 1st Lt. I know of no previous military experience on his part, so I'm not sure why he went in as a 1st Sergeant. He was a 17 year old farm boy when he joined up. He was wounded in Atlanta in 1864 and died in October of that year. What I'm wondering about is his grave stone. As I recall, it's rather elaborate (mounted infantry if I recall correctly), yet his family, Jackson and Polly Stovall, were not rich. How did this marker come to be? Did the veterans he served with pay for it? Did the community pay for it? Also, if anyone has any recent photos of the marker, please e-mail them to me. Thank you.

Matt Stovall




I am searching for burial place of Samuel Humphrey and wife Ailsey, both died around 1840 (Crittenden County, Ky.) in the Tolu, Sheridan Community. or Crittenden Springs. Their two children William and John Sr., William I know for sure died in Crittenden Cty., Ky. I am seeking information about John and Mary Humphrey children, Samuel William, Martha, Julie, John Jr., E. M. , Sarah, Joseph Aaron and Frances. There is much debate as to whether John or William is the father of Samuel William. The other children are listed as John Sr., on the LDS site. Samuel William, My gg grandfather had a son William Henderson Humphrey that died about 1870. I am looking for his place of burial also. He lived in Crittenden County, Ky.

Thank you

Greta Humphrey Davis

My name is William R. Croft Sr..I am looking for any information, pictures,
and/or articles on the Croft family. my email address is

Pleasant Hill Regular Baptist Church

During a recent trip to Marion, I photographed all the distinguishable
"James" family markers in the Pleasant Hill Regular Baptist Church
Cemetery. I have made an Accesss database of the names, including Dobs
& DoDs, on these markers. Due to database requirements, all marker
dates that include only the year, have been entered as 1/1/Year. A very
limited amount of additional information has been added to this
database.Anyone desiring copies of this database and/or the grave
markers, please feel free to send requests. A peculiarity noted in
these is the presence of two Berry F. James in the cemetery; One born
in 1838 and married to Ellen James, the other born in 1850 and married
to Docia James.. I would appreciate any information regarding the
relationship of these two Berry F.s. Their birth dates eliminates
father/son, but it it is probably an uncle/nephew relationship..
Particulerly helpful would be the names of the father and mother of the
Berry born in 1850. I have it fairly well established that the 1838
Berry is Bartley (Bartlett) James' son.
Ernie James

I'm looking for information on the William Sherrill family, They lived in Union, Crittenden, Ky
William was born in 1852 Cabarrus,Rowan, NC his family moved to Union, Crittenden, Ky about 1858.
His parents were Richard Luke Sherrill & Crissie (Crissa) Hagler they were both born in NC
In 1875 Union, Ctittenden, Ky William married Margaret A ? she was b 1860 in Missouri
William & Margaret had 6 children in Union, Crittenden (Eliza Ann, Lillie, Ada Lee, Willie Pearl, James M, John C)
before Oct 1886 the family moved to Erath Co, Tx
Thank you for any help with this family,
Pam Miller

My grandfather, Oscar Julian Talley was born in Louisville, Ky. He married Zilpha Jane Moreland. His father was Edward Paige Talley and his mother was Elizabeth Greene. Later they lived in Illinois where my father, Isaac Nicholas Talley. was born. was born. If anyone from this family can update me on it, I would appreciate it.
Helen Talley Setser

I am looking for any info on the Andrew Jackson Stinnett family of Crittenden Co. Married Dolpha Jane Rushing in 1839. Had several children, including James Harvey. Looking to make contact with any family members to complete this line, thanks
Karyn Schronski

My father, Ernest Leamon James, born Oct 9, 1903 in Marion, KY, was in
Navy and married my mother in NYC about 1930. She died shortly after
this marriage (in 1935). My Dadthen left me with mother's family and
disappeared. I am now actively seeking genealogical information on this
portion of heritage. I have found his mother's given name was Maude. It
apperars that after my dad's father died young, Maude married another
James (Lewis James) and upon Lewis's death married a "Cremeens", first
name unknown. She had addressses on E. Depot, Oak and Kevil Streets in
Marion during 50's and 60's. She is believed to have been quite active
in Baptist Church activities, but I can not determine if it was the
Marion Baptist or Second Baptist, both of which are in area of her known
addresses, or possibly another church. I would appreciate any
information regarding this family, as I plan on visiting area in near
future and would like to limit the number of cemetaries and other areas
I will have to visit.
Thanking you in advance for any help you may be able to offer;
Ernest W. James

Looking for ANY information regarding my great-grandmother, Henry Alice
TODD. She was born in 1883 in Kentucky & died in 1962 in Kentucky. I
have been told that she was not raised by her natural parents. Her
parents were John TODD & Nan Petters(?) She is buried in Lola Cemetery
in Lola, Ky. She was married to Joseph Lacy MILLER. They had 7 children.
(Note- A birth was recorded 1 dec 1878 for a male child. W. R. TODD,
born to John D. TODD & Nancy J. PETTIS?BETTIS. Could they be the John &
Nan I am looking for?)
Thanks, Linda

I'm looking for information about my Grandmother Carrie Henry White. She was born in Crittenden Co. One of her sister Nelly and son Jim live in Marion Ky. Mrs. Carrie White married Charlie Coffey and children: Mamie E. Coffey, J.C. Coffey and Johnson Coffey and I want to know about my Grandfather too. Where he was from. Both move to Morganfield Ky.

I am looking for MATHEWS/MATTHEWS and TABOR/TABER/TABOUR descendants in the Crittenden County and/or Caldwell County, KY.

Any information would certainly be appreciated. Thank you.


I am looking for any information on Willie Fowler Wright my Grandmother. She was born in 1901 in Livingston Co. KY to James Hickman Wright and Bessie Bridwell.
Willie married James Madison Robertson from Crittenden Co. KY, he passed away in 1931. My mother Margaret N. Robertson and her brother William H. Robertson were raised by James and Bessie.
Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Deborah Annaguey

I believe that both Grandparents were baried at a cemetery called Fluorine in Hardin,Il but, I have been unable to locate such cemetery.

Hello, I am looking for ANY info on James Arthur Wright,born Dec of 1891 in Ky to William Henry Wright and Barbara Francis Manus. He passed in Detroit MI in June of 1967 while visiting a daughter Geneva there. He lived on East Depot Marion, Crittenden Co. He married a woman named Stella, and possiby a woman named Maude(they may be the same woman). He is buried in Mapleview Cemetery in Crittenden Co. I am descended from his brother Walton and would love to contact anyone who has any info on this family, or is related. Thanks,
Karyn Schronski
The 1930 Crittenden Co Marion Precinct # 5 Ky. census lists:

Wright, Arthur head (38) age at 1st marriage 24 KY KY KY

Stella (35) wife age at 1st marriage 21 KY KY KY

Randolph son (12) KY KY KY

Geneva dau (10) KY KY KY

Karyn & Sean:

I am trying to obtain any information on a Claud White who married Mayme L.
Graves(my grandmother), from Dycusburg, on November 6, 1906 in Metropolis,
Ill. I have found information that they lived in Brownwood, Texas. He was
her first husband and I have no knowledge of what happened to him-death,
divorce, etc.?. In an old newspaper from Crittenden Co., he was listed as
being from Texas at the time of their marriage. I have heard stories that he
was a river boat captain. As you can tell, I have very little to go on.
Perhaps someone can give me information where I can research further.
Rebekah Campbell Amos

Date: March 11, 2003

I am searching for family geneology and medical history of the Oliver family in Caldwell Co. I know there are descendants in Caldwell Co. now but I only know one name: Danny R. Oliver. If anyone would have any information on some other family members that I could contact to find this family geneology it would be greatly appreciated.

Melissa Kirk

I am trying to locate some information for John D. McConnell who might possibly be buried in Crittenden or Caldwell County, KY. He was married to Sarah (Sally) Crider. He is the Father of John Nelson McConnell who is buried in Shady Grove, KY, cemetery. John D. may have gone by the nickname of "Jack" McConnell. John D. is my gggrandfather. Any information would be appreciated. My e-mail address is

Nancy Hopkins Rushing

I'm writing about the query from Jaimie Altmeyer dated 15 Feb.
There is no e-mail listed in order to respond. I may have info for this query.
A. Adams

From: Jaimie Altmeyer
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003
My name is Jaimie Altmeyer and I am looking for information about my
GGrandparents William H. and Nancy Ellen (Smith) Winders. They had seven
children, William Franklin,Debbie, Bertha, Benny, Myrtle, Grace, Iva Estella.
I am trying to find information about William and Nancy's parents, and any
information about the children.
Jaimie Altmeyer

From: Vickie Beard THOMPSON
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003
Looking to touch base with any descendants of the ELDER, BIGHAM, DANIEL, BEARD, DOSS, FRALEY, FRYAR, LOFTIS and FLOYD families in Crittenden, Livingston and Caldwell Counties. These are my mother and father's family names.

I have a web site with everything I have collected so far and it includes a whole lot of collateral lines as well from these areas. Check it out in case there are some of your relatives in it. There are over 20,000 names and other surnames then what I have listed in this query.

The web site is located at:

Vickie Beard Thompson
PO Box 177
Morgan, UT 84050-0177

Feb. 14, 2003
I am looking for any information on my G Grandparents Rufus M. Riley b. 1851 and Sarah McDowell, Riley b.1861 They lived in Crittendon Co. and had three children there. Nora b. 1883, Fannie b. 1894, and Ewin b. 1895. I need information on the parents or siblings of Rufus
& Sarah. thanking you in advance..
Jay Lindsey
Jay & Rose Lindsey

July 11

Fletcher Eugenia (Gennie)
I am looking for Eugenia (Gennie) Fletcher b. 1879. Last found in 1900 Crittenden Co. KY.,Eugenia 21 yr. old ,listed as school teacher Father Orayan/Oregan Thomas (O.T.)Fletcher . Son of John and Martha Fletcher. O.T. married Martha Ellen Browning 27 March 1877 in Webster Co. KY. Daughter of Robert Browning and Sarah Jane Carnahan Browning. O.T.'s mother Martha 77
living with them in 1880. I have been unable to find a trace of them after that. Can anyone help

June 6

I am looking for any information on Aaron Charles who was married to Frances E. Benton March 27, 1867 amd their son William E Charles who was married to Dora A. Jones on Dec 23, 1891. Both couples were married in Crittenden county. My Grandmother, Helen Susan Charles was the daughter of William and Dora and was born in Dycusburg, Ky. Any information on any of these relatives would be greatly appreciated.

Susan C. Egan

June 6

Hi! I am looking for my BABB kinfolk in the Paducah area. I have been working on our genealogy and would like to share what I have discovered.

Kay Babb-Fisher

May 23

I am looking for any information on the Ball family currently of Webster co. KY. but specifically info on William Ball I was told his obit. was published in this paper but, cannot find it anywhere....William Ball of Dycusburg KY. Civil War Vet. Ky. co.H, 4th Mt. Inf. ....died May 31, 1907. Any info will be GREATLY appreciated!!!

May 16

I am looking for any information on Jefferson Davis Koon, born around 1865. He married Marybelle Fleming and they had 4 children. Marybelle died May 19, 1900. I can not find a trace of J.D. before or after 1900.

The two girls I have information on, (one was my grandmother) but the two younger boys, I can not trace. They were Edgar Eugene Koon born 1896 and John Russell Koon was born 1898. I would appreciate any information. Thank you.

Mahala O'Keefe

May 8

I recently ran across your newspaper and am so grateful you have established a genelogy section for Crittenden County.

My Great Grandparent lived in Tolu, Kentucky; Crittenden County; and their names were Thomas Curry and wife Nancy Jane (Tinsley) Curry.

Thomas Curry and Nancy Jane Curry are buried at Whites Chapel in the Tolu area. Thomas Curry was born 2 Sept.1844 and died 12 June 1926. Thomas was a Civil War Soldier on the Union Side for Illinois, Company I unit 118, residence at time of enlistment was Elizabeth, Illinois. His spouse Nancy Jane Tinsley was born 12 Apr 1856 in Allen County, Kentucky and died 27 May 1947 in Crittenden County, Ky.

Thomas and Nancy Jane (Tinsley) Curry had 6 children, all 6 born in Crittenden County, Tolu Township.

James E. Curry (changed the spelling of his name to Currey for unknown reasons) born 12 Feb 1894 and died in March of 1983. James E. Curry was married to Geneva Dean in Southern Illinois, Williamson County. James E. Currey was my grandfather. He is buried at County Line Cemetery in Creal Springs, Illinois; Williamson County.

Luticia Curry born 24 March 1880, died 16 March 1945. Luticia never married and did not have any children. Luticia Curry is buried at Whites Chapel, Tolu, Ky.

Ulyses Curry known as "Liss" born November 1886 died 1965, married to Ruth Ann (no maiden name) buried at Whites Chapel, Crittenden County, KY.

Willie Curry born Jan 1892, died in WWI, buried in Searnes France

Jesse Curry, born 9 Sept 1896 died 23 June 1970. Jesse was also know as Jake; and he was married to Lamar (unknown maiden name ) and he is buried at Whites Chapel in Crittenden County.

John Curr: Eldest child information not on hand at this time.

I would be so grateful to connect with anyone related to this family. I may be reached at

Dennis Doughty

May 8

Am looking for information on the Woods and Hodge families. My grandmother was Sallie Woods Wilson, born Feb 18, 1883 to David Woods and Havana Perkins Woods. David Woods was County Clerk of Crittenden County in 1878. His parents were Henry W. Woods, born March 30, 1811 and Nellie Ann Hodge Woods, a native of Kentucky. Nellie Ann's father was Robert Hodge, origainally from North Carolina and emigrating to Livingston County near Salem where he died in 1845.

Am also interested in fluorospar mining during WW1. My grandfather, Harry L. Wilson, was a mining engineer who came to the Marion area during that time to mine for fluorospar. He met my grandmother, Sallie Woods, at a Presbyterian church. They married around 1920 and moved to California.

May 2

My great- grandfather was Alphonso Hodge thought to be born in February, 1830, possibly near the Old Salem community near the Crittenden - Livingston County Line.

Alphonso is thought to be the son of a Peter (ca. 1802) and Mary (ca.1805) Hodge, nee ?, but I have no documentation to corroborate his parentage other than oral history. Peter was thought to have been of Scots descent having possibly migrated directly to America (possibly through the Carolinas), and he and Mary supposedly had a son, John, in 1840 and twin daughters, Nancy and Mary in 1847. The family is supposedly found in mid-19th century census records in Union, Livingston and Crittenden Counties.

It was said that Alphonso came from a family of physicians. His father or his father's siblings were thought to have been physicians. His brother, Peter H. Hodge was a physician in Morganfield, Ky at the time of his death in 1860. Peter H. Hodge had been born in December of 1825; he was both a physician and surgeon. He had attended the Medical School in Louisville. He married a Martha S. Johnson in 1845. Their children were George Peter Hodge born 1851 (married Virginia S. Wall, 1872), Mary Gibson 'Gip' Hodge born 1846 (married Ollie Babcock of Evansville, IN), Lena Hodge born 1848 (married a William Swearingen) and Nancy Hodge. Nancy 'Nan' Hodge was a schoolteacher in Western Kentucky. I do not know her married name.

George Peter Hodge and Virginia Wall would have two children, Samuel and Mattie. Samuel would die in his youth. Virginia died young or in childbirth. I think that the Days may have raised Mattie. She would later marry a Miller, have a son, George Miller, marry a second time...and lived in Canada in her adulthood.

Alphonso would marry an Elizabeth Newman on August 18, 1853 in Livingston County. They were married by the Rev. Collin Hodge. Their marriage was witnessed by James Lawrence Hodge. It is thought that two children may have been born during their marriage. It is not known if there was a formal discharge of this marriage or what became of Elizabeth and the children. It is thought the marriage ended in divorce by 1856/7. Elizabeth Newman Hodge had been the daughter of a Joseph Newman and Betsy Rutter. Elizabeth was born ca. 1835.

By 1860 Alphonso Hodge was a licensed physician, an allopath, in Hamilton County, Illinois where he married Rachel Jeanette Carter. He had eight children and disappeared in 1879. His last known location was Bowie County, TX (Texarkana) in 1880 when he deeded the family farm to his wife in Illinois. He was known to sign his name as 'A. Hodge'.

Does anyone have any information at all relating to this particular Hodge family. Is there any relationship to the Henry or Robert Hodge families of North Carolina. Are there any old church/school/professional records that might be checked. Oral history suggests that Alphonso was at one time involved in the slave trade. Where does one check those records. He was also wanted on a charge of fraud in the late 1850's in either Union, Livingston or Crittenden County.

Any information will be welcomed.

John Earl Spencer
508 Larkin Street, #506
San Francisco, CA 94102

May 2

I am looking for information on my family for my family tree. My grandmothers name is Anna Rorer and my grandfathers name is Henry Rorer. They have both passed away. My fathers name is Doug Rorer. Any information you could give me on my family would be greatly appreciated. Please email me with any information.

Holly Turpin

May 2


Sandra Fletcher

April 25

Looking for information on Elizabeth Stone - married Leander W. York in the late 1800's. Could there be any York descendants left in Crittenden County? Elizabeth is my great aunt.

Jerry Cummings

April 19

My Name is Mary Duncan my father name is Glynn Duncan , he was bone on may 18, 1927 in Dycusbrg, Ky. I would like to find any childhood friends thats may know him. He passed away when I was five years old.

Mary Duncan

April 11

I am trying to find information about my grandmother, Georgia Davis and her twin sister, Naomi. They were born in 1896 in or around Paducah. Their mother,Nancy Butler Davis died when they were about 5 years old. They were in an orphanage in or around Paducah. My grandmother remembered or thought is was a Catholic orphanage. I have researched with another Davis descendant, but we have not been successful. Their fathers name was Samuel Clayton Davis. There were several children. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

April 11

Kennedy, Canady,Hoyt. Need info.on them anything. Ephraim William Kennedy, Married a Miss Nancy Dolly Hoyt in Marion, in Crittenden, CO.... Lived in Caseyville. Thank you so very much. Would like to know who were the parents of Ephraim.

April 4

Am looking for any and all information on Walter Freeman Burton and wife Dora F or M Cates, buried in Frances Cemetery. And any and all information regarding any family members still in the area.
Walter: b. March 23, 1881 d. July 25, 1953
Dora: b. August 16, 1881 d. January24, 1946

March 21, 2002

Looking for John William Freeman married Logusta Hudson. I have located them in the 1900, 1910, 1920 census. There children where William Thomas, James, Henry, and Robert. They were from the Moberly Missouri area. Would like to know where John William Freeman is buried. Also when he was married. If Logusta was his first or second wife? If you have any information on these people please contact me at

Mona Ryburn-Upah

March 21, 2002

In search of information concerning Ralph Cummins. Last known residence Owenton. Married to Louise Farris. Children Danny and William.All help is appreciated more than you can know.

March 21, 2002

I would appreciate any info on my father JamesArmond Harper such as anything on his service record in ww2. He went to Evansville from Marion to enlist with a friend named Hollis Huges. my address is

March 21, 2002

Hello my name is Robert Brannam son of James Ernest Brannam and Mary Etta Murray Brannam. The person I am looking for is my G.G.Mother on dad's side, Mary Ann Byrd or Bird Brannam.

Would appriciate any anfd all information anyone can give me.

Robert C B rannam, Washington State

March 14, 2002

Looking for information on Myrtle Blackburn Oliver and Irwin Oliver and also a Bruce Moore who was Married to Beluah Mae James her daughter was Palestine Oliver if you could help with any info on these people it would help greatly.My Grandmother justed passed away and I would like to know as much about my Grandparents Stan and Tina Oliver as possible.

March 14, 2002

Looking for information on Myrtle Blackburn Oliver or Irwin Oliver my name is Julie kim Oiver I am the Grand daughter of Stan and Tina Oliver.

March 7, 2002

I am searching for Margaret Samuels who attended school in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky during the mid 60's. She may have moved, as I did, because her picture does not appear in the high school albums. My name is Jeannie (Mercer) and we were pals in middle school. She lived on South Main Street. Any help finding Margaret or connecting with other members of the Mercer/Jones families would be appreciated.

My mother was born in Dycusburg around 1910 and my father was born in eastern KY in 1900. His mother's name was Emma and her maiden name was Trautwein.

March 7, 2002

I am looking for Luann Feather Martin who was a Cerokee Indian around the time of the Trail of Tears (1830's). She married Arthur Marion Shewmaker and moved to Marion Kentucky. If anyone has any information on the Shewmaker, Gipson or Martin families I would greatly appreciate receiving it. Email me at I am Bobbi Shewmaker, birth name

Bobbi Jean Gipson

March 7, 2002

I am seeking information on the family of Richard Minner who was born 1 jan 1760 in Caroline Co. MD & died before 8 feb 1848 in Crittenden Co, KY. I have a bit of info already. I am willing to share what I have. I know his wifes name was Elizabeth. I think his fathers name may have been John. Any info would be appreciated. I am interested in knowing how they lived etc. Thank you

March 1, 2002

I am doing some geneological research and am trying to locate information on Jared (not positive of spelling, and might even be Jerrold) Carnahan. From the description I got he lived around Dycusburg. The information I received said (and this is anecdotal) he drowned during flooding somewhere around 1949 or in a 2 or 3 year period around then. I don't know for sure where exactly the flooding was. If you have any information or can find it I would greatly appreciate it. I was raised near Tolu myself but left many years ago.

I thank you for any information you can find.

James A. Belt

March 1, 2002

On behalf of my wife, I am looking for a lead in finding her father who she has never yet seen.

My wife's name at birth was Virgie Lyn Shepherd. Her father was John Clayton Shepherd. He was stationed at RAF Sculthorpe, in England at the time of his marriage to Joyce Irene Pease in 1957 at the age of 22; which would make him about 67 now. His airforce number was AF15468353, and his rank was 2nd class airman. Due to problems with his marriage he returned to the states and as far as we can tell, resettled once more in Kentucky.

Another piece of information is that John Shepherd father's name was Raleigh Shepherd, who worked at the time as a meter inspector in oil fields, but where that was I do not know as yet.

I know that this is a slim chance as there is very little information to go on; but maybe one of your readers knows this man - or maybe he reads your paper daily and will hopefully respond. Maybe someone knows the connection or perhaps there is further family that we in England are not aware of.

Whatever the lead it would be most welcome. I hope you can use this and in some small way bring an end to my wife's continual wondering as to what has happened to her father.

I look forward to hearing from anyone who may be able to help and can be reached at the following e-mail address: or my postal address which is 19 Dashwood Close, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. IP8 3SR.

Derek Shaw

February 21, 2002

My mother is Lucy Begley from Jackson County KY. Her Dad was John B. Begley married to Elsie (House) Begley. His parents were Joab and Mariah Jane Begley. Joab's parents were John S. Begley and Mary jane Hignite. Please help me locate photos and documents for my Mom. Thanks in advance, and God bless everyone who can help us.

January 24, 2002

my name is robert l. lane and am the son of louie a. lane and nellie e. hall.visit my web site at and if you have any information on any of the names listed please email me at

Bob Lane


January 16, 2002

My name is Sharon Tate and I am looking for information on John Tate. His parents were John and Mary Ann (Baxter) Tate from England. John was born in Pennsylvania in 1837 and when he was quite young his family moved to Ohio and then on to Crittenden Co., KY. He went to school there for about 3 years and his parents died there from the Cholera leaving him with his younger brothers to raise so therefore he didn't get to get more schooling. It is said that he was very intelligent upon the subject of geology and coal. He helped to open mines in Missouri, Battery Rock Mines, Illinois and in Christian, Hopkins, Henderson and Union Cos. in Kentucky. I know for sure that he was married twice but believe he was married 3 to 4 times. He owned a mine in Kentucky near Commercial Point. It was orginally the Wallace Mine opened in 1884 by John Tate and a Michael Fleig and then in 1885 John bought the mine. If anyone can help would love to hear from you.

Sharon Tate

January 16, 2002

hi my name mary lou Duncan my father name is glenn Duncan he was born on may 18 1929 in dycusbrug kentucky he died on apirl 27 1973 in ind. i am the 6 child of glenn i am looking for any family number of my father

January 10, 2002

My name is Mona Ferrell. I am interested in any info on the following families from Shady Grove Kentucky area: Wood or Woods,Talley,Fox,Brown,Neal,Stallions,and Dilbeck. I am especially interested in family members buried in Hoods cemetery & Shady Grove cemetery.

I am granddaughter of William Zelmond Wood & Lillian Francis Fox Wood. My mother was born & raised around Shady Grove her name was Margaret Evelyn Wood but her nick name was Nipper or Nip.Lillian Fox was granddaughter of Rev.Isaac Wood Talley a baptist preacher in Crittenden County. Would love to hear from anyone that knew my mother or family. Thank you for any info you can provide.

Allen Ferrell

January 2, 2002

I'm looking for information on Carnahan's, Messamore's, Boyd's, Saddler's from the Crittenden County and surrounding counties. My gr grandfather was Benjamin Worthington Carnahan, he was married to Mary L. Messamore, they moved to Mississippi County, MO then eventually to Clinton County, IL. I would also love to hear from any cousins in the area.

Sarah Harris

November 8, 2001

I am trying to locate records on Charles Nelson Stoner. I know two items: He died in Kansas City area around 1900 and was married to Martha A. E. Shipman on Feb. 9, 1858. She also died around 1900. Thank you for any information you can give me.

O. Stoner

October 18, 2001

I am looking for Franz Joseph "Joe" SCHMITT and family. Joe was born in Heiligenstein ,Pfalz, Germany on 26 Dec 1874. The son of Peter and Walburga (Kohlmann). He immigrated to the US and came through Evansville IN. Married Maggie Penninger on May 14, 1899. In 1920 he wrote a letter to his sister Eva Elisabetha naming his chidren- Peter 12, Harry and Henry 6, and Franz Joseph 4. And Andrea 2 who died during the previous winter. I have contact with ancesters in Germany and have visited Heiligenstein.

Martin Schmitt

September 13, 2001

hi;this is critt2@cs .com i would like to know if i could fine some crittendon's (crittenden's ) that"s from don crittendon"s family carl crittendon from dyerberg tnn. carl marry mary r. mann"s

critt2@cs .com

August 30, 2001

I'm looking for Hogues Jonathan, Dian, Eddie (my host family) from Cottonwood Coal County in Oklahoma. I need to find their e-mail adress if they have one. I used to be their exchange student and I'm sorry we didn't get in touch since I left. I still miss them all so much. I need to find them. Please help me.

August 16, 2001

I am looking for relatives of Hubert Herron and R.C. Herron. I will be coming to the Marion area next year and would like to meet and talk with some of my family members who still may reside there. I am the daughter of R.C. and Katie (Riley) Herron. The last information I had of any family members was that my dad's youngest sister, Mattie Virginia Darnell or Darnall (not sure of the spelling), was still living in or near Marion.

Betty (also known to family members as PeeWee)

August 16, 2001

Searching for any information on the Damron/Dickens families. My g.g. grandpts. were James and Elizabeth Landers Damron. I am compiling a book on these families so I am looking for stories about the family of our ancestories. and Pictures. If you have any Please bring them to me at our annual Damron Reunion at Tolu, Ky Sept 2. 2001. Or e-mail me If you contact me I will get back to you. thank
you for all your help.

August 16, 2001

Looking for information on G.G.G. grandfather Henry Walker and his wife Hanna, any information that I could get would be deeply appreciated.

Martha Walker Edmondson

August 2, 2001

My mother was Omega Colene Tyner and married Emmett Travis. Does anyone know when they got married or where. I know it was around 1933-34 but not exactly.


July 19, 2001

Francesca holt,looking for members of the stoner family in particular Paul stoner if up have any information or know anyone in the stoner family

July 5, 2001

Searching for information on Lewis Walker 1829 married to Mary Gober and Mary Belt. Children from the marriages are: Amanda 1859, Charles C. 1860, John D. 1863,

Melissa & Naricissa 1865, Lewis Jasper 1868, William B 1869, Thomas Edward 1872, and the Children of Mary Belt. They are unknown to me.

Charles Clarence Walker and Sarah Ellen Griffith children: he was married before to ? ?

Alvin 1886, Fannie 1887, Aron Ollie 1888, Clarence Charles 1889, Luther Lewis 1892, Edward Eugene 1898,

Clarence C & Nina C (Wiggington) were my grandparents.

Any information on any of the family members would be forever appreciated. I would love to share any information I have.

Jackie Walker Peay

June 28, 2001

My GGGGGGGgrandfather was James Love. Born on Jun 2 1778, Scotland, married on 20 Jan 1803. He died in Crittenden KY on 12 Jan 1835. I am trying to find out if he is one of te 2 "James Loves" that were in the War of 1812.

Name: James B. Love, Pvt in the 1st Veteran Cavalry (KY/Union)

Name: James B. Love, Pvt in the 1st Cavalry (KY/Union)

June 28, 2001

Looking for information on Evelyn Irene Finley born 1909 in Uniontown, Pa and died in February 1941. Thanks if you can!


June 28, 2001

I am researching my family. It appears that my 10 times great-grandmother would have been Elizabeth Boone (married to William Grant). I am now looking for more information up the line...Amanda Sanders (Saunders) was the greeat-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Boone. I am also in search of information on Amanda Sanders parents, James Sanders and Elizabeth Perry. Amanda Sanders married my 3 times great-grandfather, John Holland Baker and then moved to Texas. Any help would be appreciated.

Linda Jewell

June 14, 2001

We are beginning a search for the Weldon family history. Lorenzo A. Weldon of Tolu had two families. His second wife was named Ellen, born in Illinois.

Thank you for any information that might be helpful in building this branch of our family.

Marian Stuart

June 14, 2001

We are searching for parents, grandparents, etc. of L.A. Weldon, a businessman in Tolu at some point in time. And when and from where did they arrive in Crittenden County?

June 7, 2001

I am looking for information on the Reese and Mansfield families who lived in Crittenden county in the mid 1800s. They later moved to Missouri and Kansas. The 1850 census lists Green C. Reese as a farmer, his wife Mary V. [Mansfield} Reese and 7 children.

May 31, 2001

I am looking for any information on my grandfather.Francis Marion Beard. He was born On Oct.03,1847. His parents were Alexander Beard and Huldah Ford.

May 31, 2001

McKearley-McKelley -McCarley-McKelly

Looking for McKearleys in Ky & middle Tn. Orig. Alabama. James C. Mc married a McGuire from southern Ky.

May 3, 2001

Hello I'm search for my great, great grandfather John James Nevitt. I know he was discharged from the united states army during the days after the civil war. I think he was in company B 27 regiment of the Kentucky infantry. He was discharged on March 1865. I think it was Marion County Kentucky. My father James homer Nevitt was born in Raywick Kentucky in 1908. I was hoping to fine all information about our family tree. I would like to pass this on to my son and grandson. John James nevitt II and John James Nevitt III . Thanks for any help you can give us.

John James Nevitt, Sr.

April 26, 2001

Heres a real long shot. My dads parents are both from Bardstown. I understand thats in Marion Co., or near there. I've not been able to make it that far across the country yet, but when I do go , I would like to know where to head to. So any help would be more appreciated than you can imagine. My Grandfather was Joseph "Arthur", (aka Blue),Brady, he is the son of John Brady & Elizabeth E. Elmore/ Brady. His siblings were Richard,Walter,George,Frances Marie, Beatrice, Mary & Joe, not in that order.My Grandmother was Mary Willie Downs/Brady, the daughter of William Downs & Catherine Ballard/Downs,their children were George Downs,Catherine Downs,and Anna Mae Downs. First I would love to find living family members, I would like to get names to pictures I have and I would love to find where my grandfather was buried. They say he died in a hotel fire in Chicago. But Ill. Has no death record on him. I understand there use to be a Chicago Ky. and another thing Where are all the Bradys/Downs buried? I cant find much on them on line. Colleen

April 19, 2001

I am searching for information on Lee Travis born 1791 in Crittenden,Kentucky. He was married to Sarah? Anything would be helpful. please feel free to email me at in subject put Travis

April 12, 2001

Louis Nelson married Pennie Tosh April 18, 1893, near Crider or Fredonia. They are my grandparents. I am looking for any relatives or information on the Nelson and Tosh families.

Bill Nelson
7828 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68114

April 5

I am searching for information on the James C. Stephenson and Martha Isabelle Clark who were my Great Grandparents and Pleasant Coleman Moore who was my Great Grandfather. They are all buried in Hurricane Cemetary in Crittenden County near Tolu. Please contact me at

Sandy DuVall

March 29, 2001

My father was born on Sept.18,1885 in Crittenden County, Ky. I was wanting to know if there are any records of his birth, or any family members that have any information about the Crittenden County Yarbroughs' of the 1800's. My father was Willis Morgan Yarbrough. 1885 - 1972. My name is Norman D.Yarbrough. Thanks very much.

Saresa Yarbrough

March 15, 2001

BLOOMING ROSE SCHOOL: Photo from 1929 was printed in the "History and Families 1842-1999,
Crittenden County" that was published in 1999, page 204. I would love to get a copy of this photo from the person that submitted it. Several of my family were included , one of which was my mother (now deceased). The photo makes the book worth the purchase price to me. If someone could identify the owner of this photo, please e-mail me. I would love to be in contact with them.

Faye Gibson

March 8, 2001

My name is Donna Lilly Marcus, 7th daughter of Bro. & Mrs. J. C. Lilly in Marion. My father is deceased, but our Mother still resides in Tennessee. Our home was 205 N. College Street. The only home I ever remember living in! Cindy Davidson owns the home now. I wish so much that someone had some history on this old Home as I am very interested in trying to gather enough information to write a book about it and our family. This HOme was beautiful when I lived there! Thank you for any help you have on this once "beautiful" home!

Donna Lilly Marcus

March 8, 2001

hope everyone in my home of Marion Ky. is doing fine.I am looking for kin folks James Lane married Leona Brown Oct.19,1896 and Janmes [J.D.] Hall married Lizzie Smith July 18,1910. both family;s were from crittenden co. and the later moved to Livington co.My name is Robert L. Lane

Bob Lane

March 8, 2001

I am looking for the burial place of my great-grandfather, John Littleton Roberts (b. Nov/17/1805; d. Feb/8/1852). He was married to Sarah King Holloman in Hopkins County, KY April 11, 1835. They lived in the Sugar Grove/Deanwood neighborhood of Crittenden County, but I understand that he was buried in Hopkins County.

Pauline Stringer Stegall

March 8, 2001

I am looking for any information about Mildred and Virgil Vanlandingham who lived on Shady Lane Road in Crittenden, Ky. I lived just a few farms away, during the 60's. They have one daughter, Joan, who married Joe Kearns around 1962, I was the flower girl at their wedding, they have a daughter Jolene. Mildred and Virgil practically raised me on their dairy farm and I lost contact with them in the early 80's. I have never forgotten how much they meant to me and would love to find out what happened to this wonderful (other) family of mine.For anyone who might remember me, my maiden name was Hibbard, Cora and Carroll were my parents.

Nancy Parker

February 15, 2001

My name is Andy Chandler, I have been doing research on my family and I was wondering if you could tell me where I could find infomation on V.O. Chandler and his parents and so on....I have looked all over....I was hoping you could help me with this...V.O. Chandler was a post master at one time in Marion. He has 3 children, John William Chandler, Emmett Ashley Chandler, Venera Ada Chandler. He had a wife Ethel Isabelle Metcalfe. I would appreciate any help you could send me....

Andy Chandler
3501 Crestmont Dr., Midland Tx, 79707

February 15, 2001

I am trying to locate my Grandmother. Her maiden name was Mona Bounds. She married George W. Causey and they lived in Coalgate Oklahoma until early 1900's, when they divorced. She Married Harry F Hicks and was living in Comanche, texas, Comanche, County, in 1920. That's when her father passed away. She did not attend the funeral, but is mentioned as Mrs Hicks, in Comanche, Texas. We believe she died somewhere around 1925. No one can find further information. We would like to find if there were any children in the second marriage.

She had at least four in the first marriage. I hope you can help, as we have tried for several months to find this information.

February 1, 2001

I'm searching for information on Robartus K. Foster b. 1810 & his brothers William H. Foster, John C. Foster,b. 1809, and his father James Foster. They lived in Crittenden County Ky.

Roger Cocker

February 1, 2001

hi my name is mary lou duncan iam looking for information about my grandfather who passed on when my mother was a baby..marion driver is his name..i want to know what nationality he was..he married lucille driver ...this was his 2nd marriage..he lived an died in fredonia..he is buried on a farm..lost headstone. in fredonia..anyone with information please contact mary lou duncan..he had 4 living children preston driver. sue driver.margaret driver duncan..mary louise driver brown,,,or information about his 1st marriage,,any children.

Mary Duncan

February 1, 2001

I am looking for Franz Joseph "Joe" SCHMITT and family. Joe was born in Heiligenstein ,Pfalz, Germany on 26 Dec 1874. The son of Peter and Walburga (Kohlmann). He immigrated to the US and came through Evansville IN. Married Maggie Penninger on May 14, 1899. In 1920 he wrote a letter to his sister Eva Elisabetha naming his chidren- Peter 12, Harry and Henry 6, and Franz Joseph 4. And Andrea 2 who died during the previous winter. I have contact with ancesters in Germany and have visited Heiligenstein.

Martin Schmitt

February 1, 2001

Seeking information on Robert Nathan Foster born 1843 Marion,Ky married Nannie J. McKinney born 1847. Also want information on Hadley P. Long of Marion, Ky.Nannie's step father.

Vicki Foster Cocker

January 25, 2001

Seeking information on Thomas Akin MCAMIS, b. 1832 TN, Minerva MOTT BALDWIN b. 1828, married in 1856 in Hardin County, IL,. Apparently they moved to Crittenden Co, KY around 1880. Both died in Tolu, KY - TA in 1905 and Minerva in 1902. Both buried in Hurricane Cemetery. Does anyone out there have any connections to these people? Their daughters married into the following families: HODGE, NEWMAN, MCFARLAND, CIRDER. Any help would be wonderful.

From: Susan Liedstrand

January 18, 2001

I am looking for information on Matthew Bartley(possibly William Matthew Bartley) who I was told came from Marion Co and later moved to Uniontown ,Waverly area. He was born 4-9-1829 and had the occupation of furniture maker and undertaker as an adult.

January 18, 2001

I am looking for a Corky Reece - the name could be spelled differently and I am sure that Corky is a nickname. Corky was a cousin to my mother and may hold valuable information concerning our heritage. I do not know if Corky was a boy or girl, but am certain is now deceased. Does anyone remember a Corky Reece in any fashion?

Jerry Cummings

January 18, 2001

Looking for Sommerville, Farmer, Johnson settled in Montana in the early 1800's.

Joan Ritchie

January 18, 2001

Looking for the Seven Springs Cemetery in Crittenden County. I heard that my great-grandparents Joseph and Dicey Driver might be buried there.

Edna Driver

January 4, 2001

Hi! My name is Donna Lilly Marcus. I was born and raised in Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1956. Recently I was home on a visit....drove by our old home, 205 N. College St. It was so beautiful then and so full of love and laughter! I can still hear the sounds of music from the piano's as all of us would gather 'round at night and sing. What wonderful memories! I am really concerned about the run-down appearance of our old Home Place. I think a Ms Davidson owns it now and was going to restore it...but so far, nothing has been done. I would love some history on this old home if anyone has it. I would like to know who built it, and who else had lived in it, etc. I'm trying to compose a book on "MY Old Kentucky Home". I have my own web page if anyone would care to take a look. In it are "true" pictures of our old Home and of the original First Baptist Church as the background. Please sign my guest book while there. I still have lots more to add to it.

Donna Marcus