Adair County Brick Wall Archives



Posted 12/14/2004

I would appreciate anyone having information on a family "Hurst" living in Adair County in 1800/1810. Thanks, Calvin Hurst

Posted 12/8/2004

I would appreciate any help in finding the parents of my gggrandfather,  John Alford Breeding , I located him & his family on the 1870 census and he was just above a Jesse Breeding, age 31 & his family (It is possible that Jesse could be John's brother).

This is an entry from a family bible:
John Alford Breeding
  27 Nov. 1838 - 30 Dec. 1898
Nancy Jane Reed Breeding
  5 Aug. 1839 - 26 May 1886
Mary Alice Breeding Parsons
  29 Nov. 1858 - 2 Jul. 1944
Winston Breeding
  24 Dec. 1860
Lou Sara Breeding Curry Feggette
Lenora Francis Breeding  Janes
  5 Apr. 1865 - 1951
Elzora Elizabeth Breeding Harvey
  5 Apr. 1865 - 3 Jan. 1943
Unice Bertie Breeding
  1868 - 1873
Claudius Breeding
  Died in infancy
Virgie Breeding
  1875 - 1894
Jennie Breeding
  Died in infancy
Nancy Jane Reed, I believe to be Imanuel/Emanuel Reed's daughter (on the Adair Co. 1850 census, it showed an E. J. Reed which I think was wrong, should have been N.J. Reed for Nancy)
I have not any evidence of any relationship to the other Breedings here, such as Rev James Breeding.  I have not found John in someone's household when he was young as per a census.
Thank You for your time, Jim York

Posted 12/8/2004

Looking for   Job Jenkins b.1783  Tn./ky whose wife was taken by Indians. Any information will be appreciated, Melba Doucet

Posted 12/3/2004

Andrew J. Janes was married to someone before he was married to Matilda Stotts in 1867 Adair co. They lived in Leatherwood dist. He was a civil war vet.27th com. E ky inf. he died in 1896 but is buried in Jones cemt under name as Jones.1. who are his parents. He was born in 1834/35 ky Maltilda was a guardian for a J.W. Compton who is this?  this person filed for Andrew`s pension after Matilda (Stott) died in 1901 Adair co. Where is she buried?

2. Roberts fam,info,.needed;

Charles Winston Roberts b.july 13,1868  where? I haven`t found his fam. anywhere. His father James E.Roberts b. 1831 Va. James mother Susanna ? b. 1798 va. James `s wife Sarah A. born 1845 ky. They had 4 sons. James W b.1862,?John W b.1864 ? Charles & Susanna was living with her son James W.and fam. inthe 1900 census in adair  Charles had been married to Lou E Collins Adair co. but I have no record and haven`t found any of his second wife; Nora Witty b.1877 parents;Wm.B.Witty and Lucina Francis Glass Nora died in 1922 dont know odf what we think could  be diabetis,but someone told me birthing complications. I would like all her own childrens info. I only have  Wm.Roy,Dewly,Ovlean,Iva(Ivy) births I know there were other children born from his first marriage,Alvin,Gravin/Grover what happened to Gravin and dau.Odey? My mother-in-law(Ovlean is hers too b.nov.24,1916) said she had a sister they called Dimples.she died before she was 2. I dont know when James E died.had to be before 1900. I am researching these fam. I have the Witty and Glass. but not the Roberts before 1870. Thank you,

Jr.& Rosetta(Davis)Janes

Posted 12/3/2004

Looking for information on Samuel Richards b Feb, 1828 in Tn ? , Married Rhoda Bradberry 1849 Adair Co. Had following children, William T. b 1854, Mary E. b 1856, Lloyd T. b 1859, Robert M. b 1863, (my gr grandfather) Nancy J. b 1871, James A. b 1868 and Samuel W. b 1874.  I need parents for Samuel he may have lived in Monroe and Barren co. before coming to Adair. Will exchange information. Thanks, charlene stapp

Posted 11/17/2004

I am descended from John Patterson. I have found much information on this site and feel there may be a connection to some of the other families in Adair. Including the Walker family. John was born in 1784 and may have been from Virginia. He had a large family. There are specifics about him in the "Brickwall" section, posted by Bruce Patterson (a cousin). I am hoping that someone might make a connection. Any help will be appreciated, Christiane Howard

Posted 10/21/2004

I am looking for the cemetery and tombstone of Joshua Stapp, Jr.  Joshua died July 1814 in Adair County.  His wife Hannah Durham Stapp died in Scott County c 1796. Joshua Stapp and Hannah Durham were the parents of Lucy Stapp married to John Wilhite.  They are my direct line. I know he died intestate and his son in law Charles Creel was appointed by the court as Administrator of Estate. From the last will and testament of Joshua Stapp, Sr. dated Dec. 19, 1782 in Virginia he listed Lucy Wilhoite, Sarah Creel and Martha Hubbard, Achillies Stapp as grandchildren.  Achillies Stapp was the executor of Joshua Senior's will. Other siblings of Joshua Stapp and Hannah Durham: Thomas, Achillies married Margaret Vawter and Anna Millbands Delph, Benjamin married a Sparks, Sarah married a Creel, Agnes married Joseph Sidebottom, James, Benjamin, Anna, Patsy, Martha, Martisha married John Fields Jr., Elizabeth born in Orange County, VA married William Morse Patsy was named for Martha Patsy Coffee married to Joshua Stapp Senior. Any help appreciated, Winifred K Miller
Posted 10/7/2004
I am looking for any info related to Joe Pelston and his wife Ida M. (Stotts) Pelston. I know for sure that Joe and Ida had sons named Garnett (my g-grandfather), Ace, and Carl.I've been unable to find who Joe or Ida's parents were. Joe Pelston b.about 1872/73 and d. 2-17-1956 Ida M. (Stotts)Pelston b.1871 and d. 5-19-1944 They are both buried in the Stotts Cemetary in the Breeding Community of Adair Co.  I'm very interested in knowing who either of these people's parents were.  However,  any info at all regarding either one of them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Shannon Wilson

Posted 9/29/2004

I am looking for any information on Samuel B. Maupin and his family.  He is on the 1870 Census in the Harmony District of Adair Co.  The Post Office was listed as Glens Fork.  Family provenance says he died in a sawmill explosion in 1877.  Any info about this family or other casualties of the explosion would be appreciated. Thanks,

Posted 9/23/2004

Looking for information on Callie Donia McClister, born 3/31/1837. Her family moved to Texas and she married James W. Eagan in Bynum, TX. Callie is the daughter of K. T. and Mary Minerva  McClister. Any help will be appreciated. Pattie L. Moore

Posted 8/22/2004

I am looking for any info. on John B. Scott and Jane Virginia Rowe his wife. I need where they came from and their parents.Dates, info.,and anything else, thanks a lot.

Posted 8/22/2004

I am looking for information on Mary Butler, Mary Butler was 52 years of age in 1870. She lived in Gradyville, Adair County with her daughter Sarah Smith and her Son-n-law Elijah Smith. Mary passed away in 1875. Any one with any information please contact me at

Posted 8/22/2004

I am interested in the Levi Clark familey who come from Shelby Co., In. before 1860.  He is married to Elizabeth Stilwell.  He was born in Ohio ca. 1821  Fathers' name possibly James.  Some of the children moved to Green and Taylor counties.  Thank you for any info you might have. Eva Woolard

Posted 8/18/2004

Searching for parents of OZE BOTTOM born: 1882, of Knifley.  Possibly his father was William J. Bottoms. Siblings were Edward W., Harvey Tucker, Myrtle A., Ruel, Tiney E.
Any names would be appreciated. Also searching for parents of PEARLIE KNIFLEY (wife of Oze Bottom) born 1886.  Sibl;ings were Asure, Virgil, Hazel, Lora and Luke.  Thanks!

Posted 8/13/2004

Searching for the parents of Mary K. Williams, school teacher of Adair Co. Ky. born ca 1806 and died 1873 in Adair Co. Ky. she married Samuel McAlister and had at least 7 children, Mary Ann who married John M. Bryant, John, Lenora who married Frank S. Thomas, Amanda who married Nathan G. Thomas, Victoria who married John S. Benningfield , Alfred Alexander who married Elizaeth Ann Floyd. Any information on Mary K. Williams would be appreciated, always willing to share. Thanks.   Marilyn M Fair surnames..McAlister, Williams, Gowen, Floyd, Bryant, Lane, Smith.

Posted 8/1/2004

I'm looking for information on Martha Jane (Corbin) Auterson/Autterson she was born in 1890 in Russell Co,Ky. and died abt. 1930 maybe in Adair County. Most of her kids were born in Adair County. Any info would really be appreciated. Thanks,

Posted 7/22/2004

I'm researching the family of Samuel Addison Moore born in Gradyville, Adiar, Ky in 1894. Sam Moore's family left Gradyville for Waco Tx somewhere around the turn of th century (1900). Sam Moore was my grandfather on my mothers side. He married Nora Myrtle Brown on the 2nd of Sept 1917 and had 5 children who survived to adulthood. One died in a fire as an infant. Sam Moore died in Waco Tx on 22 Aug 1987.

I'd like to know something about his history and if there is a family line still in Adair. How long was the Moore family in Kentucky, where did they come from. I understand that the family is Scots-Irish. Thanks, Melvin Laskin

Posted 7/15/2004

I am having trouble finding out information about my grandparents, I can not seem to locate the marriage license for them.  My grandmother, Louisa Jewell Loy, is buried in the Loy Cemetery in Adair Co.  However, she is listed as Loy.  My grandfather is Howard R Everhart from Indiana.  Can someone help me with this?  Also I am trying to locate her death record.  She committed suicide in 1941. Thanks,

Posted 7/12/2004

I am researching Enoch McKinney and Stephen McKinney who were in Adair Co. until 1818.   Also Feland (Enoch married  Mary Feland in 1795). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,  

Eunice Young

Posted 6/16/2004

I am trying to locate the ancestors of John Liberty Roberts who married a Sallie (Sarah) Ann white. I believe John's parents were HMD (Hugh) Roberts who married a Rachel Chilton. They lived in Casey County and were on the l850 and 1860 Census, they then moved to Adair County. I can't locate the ancestors of HMD, any help would be appreciated. Inda Roberts Mickley

Posted 5/25/2004

Still searching for any information on Moses T. Scott. Moses was born in Jessemine County in1806. He married Mildred Patterson on 23 Jan. 1836 in Adair Co., and was deeded land in Adair Co. in 1844. He was in Adair Co. for the 1840 ,1850 and Metcalf Co. in 1860 census. He moved to Warren Co. before 1865. Would like to find his parents or siblings. Any information on Moses during that time will be greatly appreciated. J.L.Scott

Posted 5/25/2004

My "Brickwall" is finding out ANY iny information on my great great grandfather CARL CARTER.He was born in 1875 and died in 1959. He married Sally Montgomery (daughter of Tom Montgomery & Elizabeth Bradshaw).Carl and Sally had 11 children including my great grandfather Dallas Compton Carter (4/24/1896-10/1975). No one in the family has ever known who Carl's parents were or where they came from or even if he had any siblings. The story has always been that they moved through the area and Carl stayed with the Montgomery family and later married their daughter Sally. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Posted 4/26/2004

Can anyone tell me where Mahala(Chapman)POLLARD was buried.  I have been told that she is buried in Pollard's Chapel Cemetery but I can find no proof of this.  It is my understanding that she gave the land that the Church and Cemetery is located on. One of her sons, Joseph Hill POLLARD, lived in this area also. I would appreciate any information on Mahala or any of her children. Thank you, Merel E. Pollard

Posted 4/26/2004

My GG grandparents were Simeon F. and Lavina (Coffey) Coombs.  They were married in 1823 in Adair County, KY at the home of Lavina's father Joel Coffey.  My dilemma is there are so many Joel Coffey's I can't be certain which Joel he was.  A hint is Lavina was born about 1805.  Are there any shortcuts to pinpointing which Joel Coffey was living in Adair County in 1823? Thank you, Bill DeGarmo

Posted 3/24/2004

Sarah A. Triplett, born ca 1811 in Adair County, Kentucky.  She married Darius Baugh on Sept. 13, 1828 in Russell Co., Ky.  Their children were: Martha, Nancy, Ruth J., Elizabeth, William Riley, John Allen, Roxena (Roena), Sarah G., Caroline, and Mary F. Baugh.  The family was in Clinton Co. KY by 1840 and then moved to Putnam Co., MO.
I believe Sarah may have been a daughter of the John Triplett listed in the 1810 Census.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Harlene Soper Brown

Posted 3/24/2004

My Brick wall is finding who is SARAH MCELROY  born about 1873 and died before 1908. She had married my Grandfather MOSS TAYLOR BURTON on December 31, 1905 in Adair County Kentucky and mysteriously died. She is buried in Bearwallow Cemetery but does not have a tombstone. In the 1900 Census for White Oak Presinct,Adair Co. Ky a Sarah E. McElroy is shown as a Ward of George J. & Eliza A. Hurt family.  Sarah was suppose to have had a baby that also had died. Thanks for any information, Ruby

Posted 2/28/2004

Looking for ancestors: John Conkey Gilmore, Mary Godfrey Gilmore, Mary Isaacs Gilmore, thought to be in Adair County between 1798-1802. Mary Godfrey was a 1st wife & Mary Isaacs was a 2nd wife, married 7/28/1802. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Mary Haire

Posted 2/23/2004

I'm looking for the Rudd family. Ollie and Arlean (King) Rudd. parents of an Arthur Rudd married to a Betty (Watson) Rudd. family lived in Kentucky moved to Indiana to look for work.   thanks  Kim Rudd

Posted 2/23/2004

Bertha Mae (Blair) Ellis is buried in the Ellis Family cemetery on road 262. Need her birthand death date.  I can not find where she came from.  She was married to Welby Green Ellis and had a son John William Ellis born 6-2-26. Thank you, Donna Ehle

Posted 1/17/2004

Looking for any info on parents/family of James Hearn, married Feb 7, 1822 Adair County to Betsey Hardwick. Believe same was listed in 1830 census, but have lost trail at that point. Thanks and regards Terry Herron

Posted 1/17/2004

My Brick wall is my great great great great grandfather JOHN OGLE and his wife SARAH DENNIS.  Family tradition states that he died in Adair or Green County , Kentucky around 1808.  He was born in 1753 in DE or VA, married SARAH DENNIS in January 18, 1773 in Rowan County, NC, fought in the Revolutionary War, then lived in Edgefield District, SC until 1804, bought land in Grainger County, Tennessee in 1804 and sold it in 1808.  At that point, the paper trail runs out and I only have stories, which are inconsistent.  Looking for a will, probate information, burial information frankly anything associated with this family.  Thank you, Karen

CHILDREN of John and Sarah Ogle are: 

            John Ogle b 1774 m. Sarah Walker, Mary Tilford and Mahala Alexander

            Sarah Ogle b. 1777 m. John Bedwell

            Dennis Ogle b. 1779 m. Rebecca Bedwell

            Elizabeth Ogle b. 1781

            William Ogle b. 1783

            Absalom Ogle b. 1785 m. Lucy Pendleton, Martha Stephenson

            Hannah Ogle b. 1787

            James Ogle b. 1789

            Hercules Ogle b. 1791

            Benjamin Ogle b. 1792 m. Hannah Hill circa 1812 (THESE ARE MY DESCENDENTS)


Posted 1/17/2004

Looking for William Gordon that married -?- Cook April 20, 1819 in Adair Co., KY.  Would like proof of wife's first name.  Is this the same William Gordon that moved to Jennings & Ripley Co., Indiana?  Thanks, Donnie Pickard

Posted 1/17/2004

Could anyone tell me how I might find information about by 3rd great-grandfather  who was murdered at a Turkey Shoot in Adair Co.  in August 1858.The  Sheriff  of Adair County was appointed "curator" of his estate. Would any county office contain records this far back? Thanks for any help. Janet Cannon

Posted 1/7/2004

I am looking for the parents of Jane Damron b. 1-21-1809 in Adair County??Columbia area. Married Abner Walker Oct. 20,1829 in Columbia Adair County. They moved to Illinois 1830 with many Walker relatives and died in Greenbush, Warren County, IL. Abner 1851 cholera, Jane 1-24-1855 ?? I know some of the counties have changes since 1800 and I have found Abner Walker as head of house hold due to the death of his father Alexander Walker. The material I have received just doesn't seem to fit my Jane ! Thank you, Gary Pearson.