Bracken County Archived Pre-2001 Queries


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Archived Pre-2001 Queries

Please be aware that these queries date to 1997. In that time, many submitters have changed e-mail addresses without notification. Please do not contact the web host about messages returned by your e-mail server as "undeliverable." Thanks!

Donald L. Meenach Fri Aug 15 05:18:27 1997
Looking for info. pertaining to a William A Fitch, born ca 1846, listed in the 18880 Carter Co. census. He is listed with his wife, Elizabeth, born ca 1853 and children, George W., born 1871; William E., born 1872; Charles W., born 1874; Edward O., born 1875; Anna laura, born 1878; Joseph W., born 1879. Elizabeth maiden name may have have been Meenach. I am looking for any information regarding this family or the descendants.

Jim Dotson Wed Aug 13 19:27:24 1997
Seeking info on John W. Dotson and family who moved to Bracken county about 1843. There were already other Dotsons living in the county. Settled in an area called Island Run. Son JAMES WYATT DOTSON married MELVINA COOPER by REV. R LEE.Any info on these people and where they lived would be appreciated. Glad to share.

james linville Tue Aug 19 16:43:55 1997
looking for any information on parents of sylvester linville. born16 july 1871 in bracken county, kentucky.I think his fathers name is wesley (wesly) and his father may have had brothers richard and dexter.

James M. Stone Thu Aug 21 10:00:26 1997
My wife's great great grandfather was STEPHEN TAYLOR born in Loudoun, VA, in 1755 and moved, first to FAYETTE Co., KY, Then BRACKEN Co., KY,died 1844. Family records show he was married to SARAH POWER but book, From Log Cabin to White House, says it was MARY POWERS. This book also shows Stephen's father and grandfather were both GEORGE and George II also died in KY. Stephen and Sarah/Mary had seven children: WALTER POWER TAYLOR (my wife's gg grandfather, GEORGE, JOSEPH P., MARTIN, FRANCES, ELIZABETH, and ELLA. We have much of Walter Power's descendants. My wife's cousins are still on Walter Power Taylor's land. Many Taylor Gravestones in Bracken County. Any connections there?

Karen King Scales Sun Aug 24 14:24:17 1997
Looking for information on parents/siblings of one William Henderson who married Hannah Grigson/Gragston/Grayson 1822 in Bracken Co., KY. Any assistance appreciated!

Charles Rudy Heath II Fri Aug 29 19:57:37 1997
BYERS, HECK, HOOK, MARSH, MORRIS, POE, REGAN, TAYLOR, WILEY Seeking the parents of Hanna MORRIS (b. 1767 d. 1838) who m. John HOOK (b. 1766 d. 1850) probably in Greene Co PA abt 1784. Shortly thereafter they moved to Bracken Co KY near Augusta. Children of Hanna MORRIS & John HOOK are: Mary m. Samuel POE, Rebecca m. John MARSH, James m. ?Elizabeth WILEY, Sarah m. John TAYLOR, John m. ?Maria REGAN, Eleanor, Hannah m. Solomon TAYLOR, Samuel, Elizabeth m. Daniel BYERS, Stephen m. Nancy HECK, and Martha. Charles Rudy Heath II, 6586 Fields Ertel Rd, Cintinnati, OH 45241-1367 (

Earl Dillman Fri Aug 29 16:07:41 1997
DILLMAN surname in Bracken Co. I'm looking for decendents of Georg Michael DILLMAN and his brother Andreas (Andrew) DILLMAN, who moved to Bracken Co. about 1795. One of Georg Michael's children was Andrew who moved from Bracken Co to Switzerland Co. IN in 1828 where he died in 1831. From his will we have the following children but no birth dates: Christianna (married a Charles Gullion, Catharine who married a Rayl, Elizabeth, George, Samuel, Daniel, David, Matthew, Andrew Jr, John, and Lavinia who died about 1831-1832. ANY information would be greatly appreciated.

Shirley Schwaegerle Thu Aug 28 14:28:38 1997
I am looking for the birth record of my gggrandfather, WILLIAM C. APPLE, who I think was born in Mason or Bracken County, KY ca. 1806. I need to know his birthdate, location and his parents names. I believe his father's name could have been MELVIN, but it's only a guess based on the fact that William named his first child Melvina. I would appreciate any help that you can give me. Thanks

The McGuires Sat Aug 30 17:27:42 1997
COOPER-- Elizabeth Cooper married Isaac N. Snow in Bracken County, KY on August 30, 1853. She was born ca. 1835 in Mason or Bracken Co. On the marriage bond Samuel D. Maxfield signed with Isaac. There are many Coopers in the area but I do not know her father. Could anyone help with information on the Coopers? Elizabeth and Isaac lived for a short time in Clermont County, Ohio and ended up in Pendleton County, KY.

Michelle Armstrong Sun Aug 31 14:49:10 1997
I am looking for information on an Asbury and Elizabeth (Jones) JONES. They were from Bracken county, Kentucky and their children were Rebecca Ann (Jones) Johnson, Fannie (Jones) White, Taylor B. Jones and Creasie (Jones) Lanter. They moved to Bourbon county, Kentucky. They lived mainly around Leesburg, Centerville, and Paris. I believe Creasie, and Fannie are buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery in Centerville, KY . Creasie married Carl Lanter. Rebecca was born in 1883 and married Derice Johnson in Fayette county, Kentucky on July 28, 1906. Both Derice and Rebecca are buried in Jacksonville Cemetery in Centerville, KY. Derice died in 1962 and Rebecca died on June 20, 1959. They lived in Spencer county, KY, Taylorsville. Derice's parents are George and Caroline (Hatfield) Johnson from Bourbon and Bracken county, KY. Rebecca and Derice Johnson's children were Shirley, Elizabeth Bridwell, Leonard, and John Thomas Johnson. Any information will be appreciated. Michelle Armstrong 10774 Hwy 44

Jackie Little Sun Aug 31 16:36:27 1997
DAVIS--There was a Sheriff Robert DAVIS in Bracken County, KY around 1800. Did he have a family? If so, can anyone tell me his wife name or his children. Did he have a Will in Bracken County, KY. I have a Robert DAVIS in Nicholas Co. from about 1800 to 1813 and I am trying to find out if this is the same fellow.

Jerrie Craun Mon Sep 1 05:16:31 1997
Researching:Mary STONEBRAKER b.1857-58 Bracken Co. father-William m.William DUNN

Jim & Hilda STONE Fri Sep 5 22:22:57 1997
Looking for Hilda's ancestors STEPHEN TAYLOR and wife SARAH POWER. Both born in Virgina (Stephen in 1855) and died BRACKEN Co, KY. Stephen died 1844. There is a book "From Log Cabins to the White House" that gives Stephen's wife's name as MARY POWERS but we have several references that show SARAH POWER. Please help us clear this up and add more ancestors to Stephen and Sarah. If we are related we have relatives to share. Thanks for any help, Hilda and Jim Stone.

Barbara White Mon Sep 8 15:07:32 1997
I am reseaching the line of CRAIG. I am looking for information on William Craig that came out of Pa. I know that he lived in Chester co. Pa. He came by wagon train with his family and it is said that his brothers came too. I know that there was family still in Pa. He was up and down the Ohio River. I have in him serveral counties. I am not of the Toliver Craig line. William Craig B. 1800 D.? M.? children: William B.1826 PA., Michael B.1828 (records show Penn and Ohio)? Allen B.1832 Ohio, Sally B.1833 Ky, Martha B. 1835 In, Samuel B.1836 In, and Ben B.1840 It is said that William has a brother named James Craig that came out of Pa. with him don't have anything on this. If any one has information on this line please e-mail me at Thank you for you time and have a wonderful day that God has made. Sincerely,

David Blair Thu Sep 11 18:09:15 1997
Looking for decendants and ancestors of EDWARD COURTNEY, born Brooksville, Ky abt 1898. Married first ELIZABETH PELLEY, Second BERTHA BALLINGER.Edward is thought to have died abt.1977 in Ohio, prob near Miamisburg. My wife is the dau of ROBERT LEE COURTNEY, son of EDWARD and ELIZ.

Dean Lowe Sun Sep 14 01:13:44 1997
Looking for the names of McCARTY and LOW or LOWE in early 1800 Bracken Co. JAMES , ADELPHEUS, DAVID SCOTT, SARAH, NIMROD, NATHANIEL, McCARTY. John Low or Lowe.

J.(Ingram) Groskreutz Thu Sep 18 12:52:50 1997
Looking for descendants of Hiram b. ca. 1800 and Sarah b. 1801 (Lawson) Ingram. Hiram born ?? Morgan Co. KY. Son William Hiram Ingram m. Elizabeth "Betsy" Lawson 1822. Their children were Thomas, Hiram T., Napoleon, William Joseph, Michael, James, Fletcher, Abraham (my grandfather), Phoebe Ann, Lucretia. Hiram is thought to have had a brother Isaac that married a Mary "Polly" Lawson. She was a sister to Hiram's wife Sarah. Thanks

Gail Childress Fri Sep 19 05:05:47 1997
Trying to locate information on Lucretia MITCHELL, living in Bracken County during the 1810 census. 2 children are known and possibly a third has been identified. Josephus MITCHELL, born ca. 1795 married Mary DOWNING, 1812; Anny MITCHELL, born ca. 1792, married Eli TUCKER, 1809, and Nathaniel MITCHELL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Suzanne Bascom Wed Sep 24 09:38:08 1997
Looking for information on the COUGHLIN family of Mason and Bracken Co. They came from Ireland 1847-1863. My g-g-grandmother was Hannah COUGHLIN of Maysville, she married James Monroe Leach of Montgomery Co., Ky. I believe her parents were John (1812-1900) and Julia Unknown (1822-1890). Uncle, Daniel (1816-1896). All are buried at the cemetery in Washington, Ky. Any information would be appreciated.

Bob Newman Sun Oct 5 11:16:19 1997
HENRY DRAKE was b. 1780, Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co.N.J. He migrated to BROWN CO., OH, where he married NANCY ELLIS d/o SAMUEL ELLIS & MARY FRY, and then to BRACKEN COUNTY, KY.He ran a shipping business down the Ohio & Mississippi with his son, FRANCIS. HENRY DRAKE was murdered 18 Oct 1832, when he was 52 years old. His body was found in the sand at the mouth of White Oak Creek, Brown Co., Ohio. He was buried in Wall Cemetery, in Brown Co., Ohio. Who were the parents of HENRY DRAKE? Bob Newman

Janet McColley Franklin Sun Oct 5 23:03:11 1997
ROOK/ROOKS-SOSBE/SOSBY/SOESBY/SOLSBY/SORSBY/ Looking for information on these surnames in Bath Co., Harrison Co., Scott Co., Bracken Co., Bourbon Co., Clark Co., Nicholas Co.,KY. These are the decendants of Thomas and Jemima Soesby and Thomas and Sebena Rooks. Would appreciate any info and be willing to share information. Thank you.

Robert Taylor Wed Oct 8 20:51:06 1997
I am the great,great,great,great,great grandson of Bartholomew Taylor born 1756 and was the first Taylor to settle in Bracken County, Kentucky in the late 1700's. Any historical data that you could provide to me would be much appreciated. I am currently studing my family tree and have little information on this gentleman. Sincerely, Robert W. Taylor, Jr.

Jill Short Wed Oct 15 19:34:28 1997
Looking for any information on an Ardell Owens born in Braken co. Ky. B. 11 Jan. 1856 married to a Henry R. King. Looking for information on Ardell's parents. Her father was named David but that is all I have. Anything at all would be help on this line.Thanks Jill

mary ann case ashworth Thu Oct 16 11:10:49 1997
BRACKEN COUNTY MARRIAGE REGISTER: Have a copy of a marriage record sheet for these names: Thomas Payton to Elizabeth McAfee 8/19/1819 Richard Power to Frances Taylor 7/24/1821 Absalom Poe to Ann Lucas 12/8/1822 Joshua H. Purnell to Elizabeth Guthrie 4/22/1824 James Patterson to Rosey Patterson 1/5/1825 John L. Patterson to Lucy Ann McCormack 12/5/1826 William Pollard to Nancy Thomas 11/16/1826 Isaac Peed to Mary Culp 5/27/1827 Anyone need a copy? Glad to share.

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 22:04:54 +0000
Subject: Cottey - Bracken County, Ky.

Am searching for information on WILLIAM RICE COTTEY and RUTH (DAY) descendants. They were married 26 Jan. 1809, Bracken Co., Ky.
Carol Petersen

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 14:44:41 -0600
Subject: quiry bracken co ky
From: (Farnell Vaughn)
i am looking for any PULLIAM informnation in bracken co ky before 1810 when it was part of robertson co ky. my ggggrandmother was susie PULLIAM she married my ggggrandfather joseph madison VAUGHN in robertson co ky about 1803. any help will be appreciated.
f vaughn

Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 13:34:06 -0600
Subject: Query for Bracken Co.

I would like to put in a query for: TUCKER, John : born in Brookssville, Ky. Bracken county. Wife's name was Elizabeth ? Tucker. She was born in Ky. They had at least one son. His name was James Tucker b.11/May, 1853 . I'm trying to find out information about his parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Date: Wed, 07 Jan 98 08:37:47 EST
From: "Lisa Frost"
Subject: Bracken County Query
I am trying to locate my husband's mother's family in Bracken County, KY.
Her father was Eugene Hargett, married Dorothy Frances Ashcraft October 25, 1932 in Brooksville, KY. Eugene's father was Homer Hargett, married Chloe Rura Jett.
Any information about Homer's parents, date/place of birth would be appreciated.
Thanks -- Lisa Frost

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