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Posted 04/13/2015 Surnames: McEndre

I'm searching for information about the parents of my 3rd Great Grandfather born around 1808.  His name is Robert McEndre.  I've searched using and seen the family name spelled in a variety of ways through the generations: McEndree/McAndre/McCandree.  Any of these might be used for Robert's name. Robert married Catherine Dunn in Henry Co. in 1831, and fathered George M McEndre (b. 1833), John Ruben McEndre (b. 1835), James D McEndre (b. 1841), and several more children subsequently.  John Ruben, my 2nd Great Grandfather, fathered a son named Robert Layton McEndre (b. 1862). I have found records of a Bunyan McAndre (b. 1765) in the area that I am hopeful may be connected.  Bunyan fathered Reuben McAndre (b. 1780), John McAndre (b. 1784), and several more children subsequently.  Reuben married Elizabeth Sullinger in 1800, and fathered Layton McAndre (b. 1805).  I have not been able to find any records that connect Robert to this family.  But Robert's birth date would fit easily into Reuben's family.  Furthermore, it's very interesting that the names Ruben, John, and Layton appear in the names of my ancestors as well as in the names of the Bunyan McAndre family.
There is a death record in the "Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953" for a man named Robt McEndre, which is the basis for the death date you cited: 29 May 1856.  I've not seen any other source for his death date.  The death record shows very little about Robt McEndre - nothing about his age, occupation, cause of death, place of birth or residence Place of death is Carroll Co.  But of the few things it recorded about him, it included a name for Parent: "Wm Winan" which creates more questions than it answers... The death date 1856 fits the census records: Robert is listed with his wife and children in the 1850 census, and he is not included with his wife and children in the 1860 census. Any help with this would be very appreciated, thanks, Chris,


Posted 04/12/15 Surnames: Roberts

I'm trying to find a marriage record for John T. Roberts (1814-1850) and Amanda Smith Roberts (1816-1901). I believe John T. is the son of James and Betsy Roberts. James was a wealthy land/ slave owner in Henry County. He had a son, John T., who inherited one of his farms. Family Search indicates that John and Amanda were married on September 26, 1837. I cannot find a marriage record for them. I'm hoping that if it turns up, it will list John's parents. Can anyone help me find this document? Thanks! Diane Steiner,

Posted 01/11/15 Surnames: Wells

I am searching for my ancestor Littleberry Wells who was born 3 Apr 1762 in Dinwiddie, Virginia.  He was in the VA Militia during the Revolutionary War.  He later moved to Henry County, Kentucky.  He apparently passed in 1848 and his will was probated in Henry County that same year.  I found a record saying that he was buried in Steverson Cemetery in Bethlehem, KY.  My problem now is that I cannot find any record of the cemetery. I would appreciate any help in finding the cemetery and if any trace of his grave still exists a photo of the site.  I know that a lot changes in 150 years but I would love to find this burial site. Thank you for any help, Reba Wells Corley,

Posted 11/24/14 Surnames: Hardin

DANIEL HARDIN (c1789-c1856), son of Benjamin Hardin(g) and Nancy Routt, husband of Rebecca Kelly Hardin. Daniel served in the War of 1812 at the Battle of the Thames.  Searching for his  place of burial in Henry or Owen Countiies; his father, wife and at least one child are buried at O'Nan-Hardin Cemetery. Also trying to locate the Hardin family bible. Daniel is my 4th great-grandfather through daughter Nancy. I would love to contact other direct descendants. Please send emails to Thank you for any help.

Posted 05/08/14 Surnames: Robinson

Looking for the parents of my grandfather on my mother’s side. His name was James Lewis Robinson and he was born June 20, 1904 in Eminence, KY. and passed away September 10, 1965 in Indianapolis, IN.  He was an African-American male.  He had four children with two different wives- Jesse Lee (surname?) and Mary Eleanor Bryant.  Children’s’ names are James Lewis Robinson, Jr., Margaret Frances Robinson, Ivalue Robinson and Lucia Emma Robinson.  I am also told he had a step-brother named Owen Robinson and two step-sisters named Lizzie Mae Smith and Rosa Lee Walker.  Also had an aunt named Daisy Barnhill who he stayed with for a short while in Indianapolis, IN.  I have also started a family tree online at and have tried to do some research on the website but have not had any luck in finding out who his parents were and who his (blood) siblings were, if he had any.  I do not live in KY so physically visiting there to do some research is not possible at this time.  I would appreciate any and all leads/information you might be able to share in helping me continue my family research. Any help with my family would be greatly appreciated! Wayne A. Wellington,

Posted 06/20/2011 Surnames: Adams / Kirkwood / Jackson

In the Oldham, Henry, Jefferson County area there were 3 KIRKWOOD siblings married to 3 ADAMS siblings.  The ADAMS siblings were children of William and Nancy ___ ADAMS of York County, PA and Henry County, Kentucky. There were no KIRKWOOD elders in the area so their father must have been deceased and the mother remarried or also dead.  On Oct 9 1796 in Jefferson Co. MARTHA KIRKWOOD md MARTIN ADAMS bondsman was JOHN JACKSON, Jr.  This couple seems to have disappeared from Kentucky.  On 21 Jan 1800 MARY KIRKWOOD b 10 May 1776 d 12 Oct 1850 md FRANCIS ADAMS b 15 Apr 1776 d 10 Jun 1834. Bondsman was JOHN JACKSON.  Mary and Francis lived and died just over the Jefferson Co line in Oldham Co. off the old River Road. On 5 Jul 1810 WILLIAM KIRKWOOD md Naomi Morrison d of Hugh wit was Levi Tyler.  He married 2ndon 28 Aug 1820 to NANCY ADAMS d of FRANCIS ADAMS.  FRANCIS ADAMS was bondman.  It appears William married his niece.  The only reference I have found to the origin of the KIRKWOOD family was the 1850 census for Mary Kirkwood Adams says she was born Virginia.  There were KIRKWOOD’S in York Co Pa. but no connection has been found.  Since JOHN JACKSON was bondsman for both girls’ marriages I assume there is a family tie.  Any information on any these people could be a help and will be appreciated. Thanks, Martha Easter


Posted 05/02/2011 Surnames: Thompson

Nelson P. Thompson was born in what is now Oldham CO., KY, Jan 1812. I have seen estimates as late as 1814. He died, I believe some time between 1 Jun 1885 and 1897 in Bent CO., Colorado. Both his parents were born in VA. He married 20 Sep 1833, Telitha P. Van Cleave d/o David and Rachel Sweringen Van Cleave, in Decatur CO.,IN. Telitha was born 14 Feb 1810, Shelby CO., KY but by 1933 her family had moved to Decatur CO., IN. Nelson and Telitha may have stayed in Indiana maybe long enough to have at least there first child James C. Thompson but by the time of the 1840 census they were in Western Div., Henry CO., KY. By 1850,Clay CO., ILL. 1860,Bates CO., MO. 1870,Not Found, 1880,Bates CO., MO. 1 Jun 1885, enumeration dist. 2,Bent CO., Colorado. with his son Archibald H.M. Thompson and his family. Telitha died 24 Oct 1861, Bates CO., MO. His son Archibald was  in Los Angeles by at least 1897. As far as I have been able to find, Nelson never made it to Los Angeles. Children of Nelson P. and Telitha P. Van Cleave Thompson: CH: 1) James C. Thompson M: Mary Elizabeth Thacker. 2) Rachel Amanda Thompson M: David Landreth 3) Elizabeth C. Thompson M: William Alexander Drake 4) David Edmond Thompson M: Lucinda Abigail Drake 5) Archibald H.M. Thompson M: Sarah Elizabeth Cohee 6) Van G.S. Thompson: Seems to have died young.
   "   7) Mary Drusilla Thompson M: Nathaniel Anderson Griffitts. Nelson named his first daughter Rachel after Telithas' mother Rachel Swaringen. I believe He may have named his first son James C. Thompson or his second son David Edmond Thompson after his Own Father. I Have found James', Davids' and Archibalds' in that area of Kentucky. Also I believe there is a good chance that he named his second daughter Elizabeth C. Thompson after his mother. All this of course is speculation, but may give clues to his parents. Nelson P. Thompson is my wifes' gggrandfather. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. You may contact me at the following email  Thank You So Much, Walt Parham

Posted 03/24/2011 Surnames: Glenn / Knuckles
I am conducting genealogical research into my Great-great Grandparents, John F. Glenn & Mary E. Knuckles, of Newcastle, Henry County, Kentucky. My research indicates that John served in the Company A, of the 5 U.S. Colored Calvary. John enlisted in 1864. Further, my research indicates that John married Mary in 1864. I'm seeking in obtaining information about their marriage, and the birth of their children. I'm interested to know if Negros/Blacks were allowed to marry in Kentucky, 1864? If so, were they allowed to marry in a church, or was there some sort of Freedman's Bureau in operation to conduct the wedding?  Or is it  possible that the Army conducted the wedding? John & Mary had four children born in Henry County, are there any records of negro births in the county? Thank you for taking time to answer my question, and I'm sure your responses will help me in my research. Thank you in advance Rodney B. Caulton,

Posted 03/20/2011 Surnames: Lindsey

I am of the Lindsey/Devine family from Smithfield. I used to live in Eminence as a child. I am trying to submit a DAR application with John Charles Lindsey as my patriot.  My grandfather is Claude Lindsey married Clella O'Nan. I can not connect John Lindsey 1758-1838 who resided in Henry County and has a court document for his pension from the
Revolutionary War to John Lindsey 1794-1861 who married Harriet Basey in Henry County in 1816. Their son David Oliver Lindsey is my great-great grandfather.  At some point John Jr would have moved to Scott Co as I
think David was born there and John Jr died there.  Do you have any documents or ideas to help in my search?  Thank you, Kathy Lindsey Miller,

Posted 03/05/2011 Surnames: Jackson

I'm looking for more info. about Simion Jackson b. 1844, married Margret in Guestville, Ky. 1880.
Who were his parents? Any help appreciated, Ronnie Jackson,

Posted 03/03/2011 Surnames: Roberts

I'm trying to find the parents of John Noble Roberts, b. 1827 in Henry Co., Ky. John is my g-g-grandfather. John married Sarah Ann Shuck in 1849 (Henry Co., Ky.). There is a connection to Hiram Roberts. Hiram signed the marriage bond between John Roberts and Sarah Ann Shuck. I'm not sure if Hiram is related to John or to Sarah Ann, since both John and Hiram signed the bond. John Roberts and Sarah Ann Shuck had the following children: Sarah Elizabeth, John David, Wm. Preston, Edmond Thomas, Hannah Margaret, Lorenzo Dow (there are two in Henry at the same time; very confusing, but
I've figured out this is my g-grandfather who married Lydia Shuck), Mary Francis, and James Roberts. Any help is appreciated. Or if you have a family connection, I'd love to
see what you know. Thanks, Tammy Shaw,

Posted 03/01/2011 Surnames: Cook

According to Kentucky death records, my grandmother, Lena Cook (married name Kinman) was born in Henry County on 5/25/1902.  I believe her father's name was Levy or Levi Cook (born 1879 in Owen County).  The 1900 census shows him single and living in Port Royal as a hired hand for the Castleman family.  Then the 1910 census shows him living back in Owen County.  It shows his status as divorced.  It appears that between 1900 and 1910, he was married, had a child (Lena Cook) and was divorced all in Henry County.  I have been unable to find any of these records.  A divorce during that time would have been scandalous I am sure.  I would just like the know my great-grandmother's name and what happened to her. Thanks for any help, Karen Frans,

Posted 02/27/2011 Surnames: Long

I am looking for the death record of Willis Long, b. 1825 or 1826, Franklin Co., KY. Married Mahala Jane Polsgrove, lived in Henry Co., KY, 1850, 1860, 1870. Disappears after 1872, when youngest child, Leonard was
born.  Hoping the death record will supply name of Willis Long's parents. Leonard is listed as a "ward" on the 1880 census, living with another family. Thanks, Paula Fair,

Posted 02/21/2011 Surnames: Minor

Looking for information about: 1.  Louisa Minor, wife, daughter or daughter-in-law, of John Minor, born
1811 / 1815.  She resided with John Minor in Mercer Co, KY according to 1850 Federal Census.  She had son Benjamin F Minor. 2.  John Minor, mentioned above.  In the same census he is listed as being 64 years old, born in VA.  Does anyone know anything about his ancestry? Any help will really be appreciated. Thanks, James Sprouffske,

Posted 01/30/2011 Surnames: Rucker

I'm looking for information regarding John Rucker and family.  They lived in Lockport, Henry County, KY, according to the 1870 census.  I have a record that says John Rucker was "killed" March 12, 1871.  I'm trying to
find information (maybe a newspaper story) regarding the circumstances of his death. Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you, John Doyle,

Posted 01/30/2011 Surnames: Chism

I am looking for information about my family in New Castle, KY. I am the daughter of Edward Giles Chism, Sr and the grand daughter of Gil Chism (yes, I was named after him). I understand that my father came from a
large family, but, have never known any of them. I would be very grateful for any information about my extended family. Thank you, Gil Chism Crews

Posted 12/07/2010 Surnames: Gividen / Gevaudan or Jeoviden

The surname is Gividen (Gevaudan or Jeoviden), first name John - 1756 - 1835 and his wife Mary Louise Mims Gividen - 1766 - 1848.  My daughter and I are taking photos of the stones and marking on a map for
future generations.  I have looked to see if 2 of my ancestors are buried somewhere in Trimble
County.  I was told that they were not buried in Trimble County but perhaps they were in Henry County.  There seemed to be quite few Gividens in Henry County. Thanks for your help, Mary Dan Raider

Posted 10/03/2010 Surnames: Burt

Looking for information on Andrew Burt and wife Isabel or Isabella who are in the 1820 & 1830 censuses in Henry County Kentucky. They had 9 children that I know of. Any help appreciated. Patricia Lebeau,

Posted 10/02/2010 Surnames: Davis

James W. Davis is on the Henry County Census for Franklinton, Henry Co., KY 1920. He is the uncle of Edward Davis and the brother-in-law of Matilda E. Davis. James is not on the Henry Co. Census for 1930, what happened to him? James is the brother of Matilda Davis' husband, Willard. This family is driving me crazy because I can find out so little about them. Any help at all will be most appreciated. Cleo F. Jackson,

Posted 10/02/2010 Surnames: Browning

I am looking my great-grandmother Martha Frances [Phillips] Browning from Henry County, Kentucky. Born in 1869,married to my great-grandfather Charles Thomas Browning [also from Henry County] in Dec.1890.Had 2
sons, John Carl & Richard A. before moving to Iowa in 1901.I'm looking for Martha's father, mother, brothers, sisters and their date of birth and death. Do you have any record of them? Please let me know. John W. Ingalls,

Posted 09/28/2010 Surnames: Smyth / Smith

Elvira SMYTH 1813-1897 is my brick wall.  Elvira married 4 Aug 1836 in Putnam County, IN to Jackson WISE, 1815-1898, (son of Abraham WISE and Sarah BARNES,who both grew up and married in Gallatin County, KY.)  The marriage certificate spelled Elvira's surname SMYTH.  The obituary of Jackson WISE said Elvira and Jackson were born in Henry County, Kentucky.  Elvira's parents and sibblings cannot be found.  Much research has been accomplished and documented on Jackson's ancestors and on Jackson and Elvira's descendants.  Jackson and Elvira lived in Putnam County, IN 1836; possibly Shelby Co., KY 1840; Adair County, MO 1845-1875; Decatur County, IA 1875-1897; After Elvira's death Jackson lived with a daughter in Gentry County, MO.  Both are buried in Leon Cemetery, Decatur County, IA.  Does anyone know of this SMYTH/SMITH family in Henry County, KY, who moved to possibly Shelby County, KY and then on to Putnam County, IN?  Thank you for any help. Ruth Wise,

Posted 09/19/2010 Surnames: Anderson

I am  looking for information on the family of Moore Hughe Anderson born 1850 he he married Mary Eliaabeth or Mollie Oliver these were my gr gr grandparents their daughter Sara Ann Nancy Elizabeth Anderson married
George Harvey Davis their daughter Verdie Lee Davis married Willie Sims they were my grandparents this family was Native American anything you could tell me I would be So very grateful to you  and my dad's name is Roy Mack Sims and I am Becky. Thank you, Becky Smith,

Posted 09/12/2010 Surnames: Rankins

Looking for Sally Sarah Rankins 1810-1862. Know she was married to John Bates and lived in Henry County but unable to identify her parents, does anybody have info on Rankins family? Thanks in advance. Shere Bates,

Posted 09/12/2010 Surnames: Rhodes / Pruett

Looking for information on the Rhodes-Pruett family of Henry Co. Grandpa Wesley owned a store and was killed in it. His daughter married a James Pruett and the house was called the Brick by the family. Appreciate any help! Karen Rhodes Hall,

Posted 09/12/2010 Surnames: Orem

I would like any information about Moses Orem, my great-great grandfather. He came from Virginia to Clark County, Kentucky about 1820. When left Virginia, he supposedly left a wife and seven children there. In 1824 he
married Charlotte Lisle Bush, widow of Wyatt Bush.  In that same year he bought land in Henry County and moved there.  Part of that farm stayed in the Orem family, Joseph, Ira, George and Joe, until 1976. Thanks for any help! James Orem,

Posted 08/22/2010 Surnames: Kephart

I have a discrepancy that I can't seem to figure out.  It is the wives of James Madison "Matt" Kephart. He was born 1818 and died 1895 in Henry Co., KY. He was first married to Lavinia Adams(1824-1854). He then
married Elizabeth.  This is where I am puzzled. I have the information that Elizabeth's maiden name was Banta.  I have 2 death certificates of their children.  Bertha Kephart Davis and Mount Joy Kephart(Mount Morris
Jay) both indicating Elizabeth's last name was McGuire. Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Thanks, Tresa Hall,

Posted 08/17/2010 Surnames: Scriber

I have hit a "brick wall" again! I am hoping that someone can help me find John Scriber's parents he died in 1896. Buried in Henry county next to his wife Maggie Ewing Scriber. I think her parents were John Ewing and
Hannna Catherine Malin.  All the records I can find say, John Scriber was born in Kentucky but not in Henry county. There was a Lizzie Scriber age is close to John could be a sister.  She married James Jones in 1880 a census report says her parents where born in Germany.  Does anyone know if Lizzie and John Scriber were related?  Thanks,

Posted 08/11/2010 Surnames: Mitchell

I am doing research on my mother's side of the family, namely The Mitchells.  I know that my great great great grandfather was Thomas F. Mitchell, and that he married a Martha A. Wiley on 10 Dec 1806 in Henry County Kentucky, then migrated to Johnson County Indiana in 1827 along with a lot of other Presbyterian relatives from Henry, Mercer, and Shelby Counties.  I am wondering if you have any information on Thomas F's father and Mother, like possibly a will, or consent to marry, or whatever.  I believe his father's name is James and his mother's name is Susan Owen or Owens (Maiden Name).  Any help that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.  I am still new at this genealogy process.  Thank you for your time.   My e-mail add is    Ernest

Posted 08/07/2010 Surnames: Tucker

Aug 1811, probate was opened for John Tucker, he having died without will.  James Tucker, next of kin, was administrator. The widow, Elenor, (spelled three ways on three receipts) signed with her "X" for funds from the estate in support of infant heirs Jacob & John. I have many descendants of these two children. Need location of birth for mother & father, believed to be Ireland. Need help with this family, thanks, Sarah Peel,

Posted 07/31/2010 Surnames: Beetem

I am searching for proof that Adam Beetem was the father of John David Beetem. Adam Beetem born 1759 in PA and died 24 Aug 1840 in Henry Co, KY. his wife was Elizabeth Dugan born 1773 in VA and died 14 Jul 1834. Any help appreciated, Elizabeth Heise,

Posted 07/31/2010 Surnames: Scriber

I am looking for information on the Scriber family who lived in Henry county. Daniel Thomas Scriber, my grandfather, was living in Henry Co. in the 1930's. Any help would be appreciated.... thanks, Edith,

Posted 07/20/2010 Surnames: Ellegood

Seeking information regarding George W Ellegood and Mary Spillman Ellegood.  Were listed in 1900 Census.
Also, seeking information regarding the Sublett family. Any help appreciated, Tremon Ellegood,

Posted 07/01/2010 Surnames: Welch

I am looking for information about my g-g grandfather William N. Welch b. about 1790 in Kentucky. I think, Henry Co.  He died 25 Oct. 1843. He married Nancy Ann Miles in 1813 in Indiana.  She was born 3 Dec. 1799
In Culpeper Co. Virginia and died 9 Oct., and I think, in 1862. I am descended through William N.'s son, John Miles Welch. Any help appreciated... Wayne Welch,

Posted 06/30/2010 Surnames: Welch

I am looking for information about my g-g grandfather William N. Welch b about 1790 in Kentucky. I think, Henry Co.  He died 25 Oct. 1843. He married Nancy Ann Miles in 1813 in Indiana.  She was born 3 Dec. 1799 In Culpeper Co. Virginia and died 9 Oct., and I think, in 1862. I am descended through William N's son, John Miles Welch. Thanks for any help, Wayne Welch,

Posted 06/30/2010 Surnames: Rudd

My name is Andrea Shader and I am a cousin to Bobby Rudd on his mother's side. After his passing I ended up with a few old family photos and I am looking to make contact with anyone who was working on the family history with him. Thanks,

Posted 06/21/2010 Surnames: Robinson

Caroline Robinson born about 1843 in Henry County, said to be of Dutch ancestry, married William Brent in Jefferson County, Ky about 1856 or 1857. Have been looking for her family forever. Her death certificate is missing so I have no other clues. Any help would be very appreciated! Thanks, Diana Blick,

Posted 06/14/2010 Surnames: Poole / McCarty

I am interested in finding out more information about the family of Vincent Poole and Artrecia McCarty (great-grandparents). Also my grandmother, Lamota Wagers. Any help appreciated, Rebecca Bussey,

Posted 06/14/2010 Surnames: (Below)

Looking for Abbott, Yahn, Kircher, Vest, Hamblin, Heurung ,Ogle, Krammer & Billings. Robert Lee Fleming Jr,

Posted 06/04/2010 Surnames: Meadows

Looking for William James Meadows married Frances Ann ------ abt 1846.  They had a daughter Malissa (Linsey 1850) married Alphonso Hall 1870's?  Would like to know something about this line of Meadows in Henry/Carroll county. Any help will be appreciated, Oscar Meadows,

Posted 05/28/2010 Surnames: Hunt

I am looking for help on the way to find obituary notices for Palmer N. Hunt, born 1885, died 1927 and Horace Hunt born 1879,  died 1934.  Both lived in either Henry Co. or Shelby Co. Ky. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much, Gene Black,

Posted 05/25/2010 Surnames: Davis

I am looking for the death date for James W. Davis, in the 1920 Census he was living in the home of Edward Davis in the Franklinton area of Henry County. At that time he was 69 years of age and was an uncle of Edward.
I believe his father's name was Henry and his mother's name was Martha. Any help at all will really be appreciated.
Cleo Jackson,

Posted 05/19/2010 Surnames: Clubb / Baker

I'm looking for a death record for my GGG-Grandmother. Her name was Jan Clubb, she married Nathaniel Baker in Henry Co., Ky. on 7/20/1818. They moved to Grayson Co., Ky. where Nathaniel died and was buried in Shrewsbury Cemetery along with their son and daughter-in-law. Any help will be appreciated, Tula J. Higgs,

Posted 05/18/2010 Surnames: Thomson / Sullivan

My great grandmother, Sallie Elizabeth Thomson Garnett Sullivan lived in Eminence until 1945 next to the church that is across from the post office. The land was originally owned by her parents John B. Thomson and
Mary Elizabeth Elliot Thomson. Her husband was John H. Sullivan. Even though the family was in this area for at least two generations, I cannot find information on where these members of my family are buried. There is
also a mystery daughter named Alma Sullivan that died in 1907. Are they any written records of who is buried in the cemetery in Eminence? Thanks for any help, Sharlene Van Rooy,

Posted 05/10/2010 Surnames: Sinclair

Looking for parents of Susan P (F?) Sinclair, born 14 Apr 1811 in Henry Count, Kentucky, United States, moved to Edgar Co, Il. Any help will be appreciated, John Griffin,

Posted 04/29/2010 Surnames: Kelley / Green

John Kelley married Mary Ann (Polly) Green in HenryCounty June 15, 1844. Known sons James and John, John
born in 1850. Then she married Ezekiel Brown, 2 sons by him. Samuel and William, then she married James Donalson and had a son Taylor Riley Donalson. At one time they lived (Donalson's) in Fountain County Indiana, came back to Henry County then disappears. Any information on any of these would be a blessing.
Thanks, Judy,

Posted 04/25/2010 Surnames: Rucker

I am writing to gather information about a trial in Henry county in the 1940s involving the murder of a Rucker (Billy?) by JD Roberts.  Is there a way to get trial records or newspaper articles about this incident?  JD
Roberts  is my great-grandfather, and I want to learn more about this family legend.  Thanks, Angie Chisholm,

Posted 04/25/2010 Surnames: Lewis

Researching family of Samuel Lewis b. 1784 Virginia, married Sarah LeMaster 8-1804 Henry County Kentucky, moved to Indiana before 1806, Louisiana 1826-27 Texas 1831-32. Cannot find parents for Samuel, family
history says they were a John and Sarah Lewis. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Arthur Lewis,

Posted 04/21/2010 Surnames: Parrish

I am looking for information on the parents of Ella Yount Parrish born May 26,1864, died-March 20,1928 in Henry County.  Death certificate lists George W. Yount as father, and mother's maiden name as Redmon.  I have
been unable to determine which George W. Yount she is the daughter of and unable to determine who her mother was as well.  It appears from census records later in her life (after marrying John Parrish) she had a brother
or half brother named Croften, or Grafton.  Any information you could provide would be very appreciated.  Thank you! Carol Stamm,

Posted 04/18/2010 Surnames: Campbell

I am looking for information about John Campbell.  My information says he was born in 1804 in Henry County, he left but went back and died there in 1849.  He married an Annie Scott whom was also from Henry Co.  I would love to know who his parents were etc. Any help would be appreciated, Sue,

Posted 04/14/2010 Surnames: LeMaster

Elizabeth LeMaster according to was born abt.1814 in Henry Co., Ky. She is my great grandmother. She married Thomas C. Gilliland in Hardin Co., Ky. I need to find if her parents are Richard LeMaster and
Elizabeth Law LeMaster. Elizabeth Law LeMaster was the daughter of Elizabeth Law and Jesse Law. Mary Polly Willis married Jesse Law and one of their children was Elizabeth. I can find Elizabeth LeMaster in Hardin
Co., Ky. 1850 and she had two brothers that lived there. Need proof that Elizabeth LeMaster Gilliland is the daugher of Richard LeMaster and Elizabeth Law LeMaster. Thanks for any help, Dorothy Smith,

Posted 04/08/2010 Surnames: Black

Looking for Father Of Thomas Black Born Henry Co. Ky 1804 married Nancy Roberts Born 1813 Daughter America Born 1846 Thanks to all, Charles E Black,

Posted 04/08/2010 Surnames: Hunt

Looking for info on my Mother's mother Martha Florence Hunt who was born in Henry County Ky 1880 and died
in 1905 after giving birth to twins Martha was married to Joseph William Ellis any one who can find a death certificate please contact me. Thanks, Charles E Black,

Posted 04/07/2010 Surnames: McClain [Mcclain]

I am researching my husband's family. Michael A. McClain born in Frankton, Indiana 1948. His father: Leo Howard McClain born 1909 Madison Cty, Indiana. His father: Howard McClain born 1882 Madison county. His father: Nelson McClain (McLaine, Mclean) born 1858  Johnson Cty, Indiana. His father: Isaac H. Mcclain married Elizabeth T. born 1835 in Johnson Cty., Indiana...married 1854 Indiana. His father CONRAD MCCLAIN born in HENRY COUNTY possibly 1808, 1810 died in 1875 in Boone Cty., Indiana. married Elizabeth Weldon born possibly
1809-1812 in KENTUCKY.
GEORGE M MCCLAIN born 1776 married Ann Mchenry. she was born 1780? in Kentucky. parents: Richard McHenry 1746-1825 and his wife Dolly Nomaiden 1750-1830. What info can you help me with? I am finding so much unsubstantiated info on people just copy whatever anyone else has posted without checking into any of it! Where I am stumped is from George M. McClain.....birth certificate, marriage certificate..... his parents, possibly being John McClain and wife Catherine.....possibly married in Henry Cty. in 1768. Any info would help.
Thank you, Kim Foresta Mcclain

Posted 03/27/2010 Surnames: Fitzgerald

Need any information on Frederick Fitzgerald and wife Stacy. Frederick was born around 1745 and died in 1805 Shirley Conley,

Posted 03/25/2010 Surnames: Williams

I am a descendent of Albert Gallatin Williams, who was born in Henry County on January 7, 1807. He was a son of John Williams and Unity Stanley, of Henry County, Kentucky. After receiving an education at St. Mary's College, Marion County, Kentucky, he married October 31. 1833, Ellen Mitchell Owens, born July 1, 1818, the daughter of Nathaniel Owens of Green County, Kentucky. In 1838 Williams and his wife moved to Monroe County, Missouri. After the death of her husband, John Taliaferro Ragland, Williams' younger sister, Evaline P. Williams Ragland (b.1824), joined her older brother in Missouri. Later, Williams and his wife moved to Platte County, Missouri in 1854. Mr. Williams died on September 19, 1869. I can't seem to find any information on John Williams, Unity Stanley or any of their other children besides Evaline. I was wondering if you could help me in this area. I would love to find out the parents (lineage), birthdates, deathdates, and/or burial places for this couple or any of their other children. If more descriptive historical information on the family is available, I would love that too. Thanks, Bo Anderson

Posted 03/10/2010 Surnames: Anderson

I am getting ready to start on an ANDERSON surname line and thought I would check to see if anyone had done any work on this line. My great-grandmother was Lola Barton ANDERSON (Armstrong), according to
her death certificate she was born in Henry County. I have since seen her born in Owen County as well.
Lola's father was Richard ANDERSON, per his death certificate: born 30 January 1852 in Kentucky; died 3 November 1933 in Mercer Co., KY; His father was Richard ANDERSON born in VA; His mother was Lucretia URTON born in OH. Lola's mother was Frances STEWARD (Anderson), per her death certificate:
born 21 January 1856 in Gallatin Co., KY; died 14 June 1948 in Mercer Co., KY; Her father was John STEWARD, location unknown; Her mother was Lucinda HENRY, location unknown. According to the 1860 Census for Gallatin County in the location of Warsaw there was a household with Richard ANDERSON (50) and Lucretia
(33), William H. (14), Anna Bell (11), Richard (7), Runkin W. (5) and Lydia (1). According to 1870 Census for Carroll County in the location of Jordan there was a household with Richard ANDERSON (60), Lucretia (45), Richard
(18), Bell (16), Franklin (14), Lidia (11), Lucinda (9), Catherine (7) and Elijah (3). Previous household was a William H. ANDERSON (24), Mary J. (22) and Firsh (sp?, female child). According to the 1860 Census for Gallatin County in the location of Warsaw there was a household for a John M. STEWART (ending with 't', not
'd'), Lucinda (25), Elizabeth (14), James B. (9), Robert F. (7), Francis (3) and Edward (2). If any of this interlinks with your ANDERSON research please let me know. Paul Gregory, Paul Gregory,

Posted 02/17/10  Surnames: Keith

I am looking for connections, or proof, that Cornelius Keith was noted in the Revolutionary war records for the Henry County Militia.  He was closely associated with Duncan Bohannon, Ropers and Stewarts. I found a record of a rev. war militia list several years ago but have been unable to find it since.  I believe his name was mis-spelled but I was certain that was him. Any help would be appreciated, thanks, Darrell Keith,

Posted 01/26/10  Surnames: McCallister/McCollister

My G-G-Grandfather was a Matthew McCallister. His middle name may be A or Alexander. B. 23 Sep 1813 His gravestone states Matthew McCollister. It is unclear to me whether he was born in Ireland or Kentucky. The census
records state Kentucky. He died in 1881 and is buried in what is called the Louden burial grounds in Henry County in Providence.  He married Elizabeth A. Brent daughter of William Brent and Elizabeth Simmons in Jan 1839
in Henry Co., KY. For years I have been searching without success for his parents. I do have some ideas, but I have not proven any parent for him. One clue is that census records state his parents were from Virginia. Any
information about Matthew or his descendants would be quite helpful. Thank you, William E McCallister,

Posted 01/26/10  Surnames: Marion's Landing [location]

Am interested in any info on Marion's Landing on the Kentucky River between Henry and Owen Counties.  It is labelled on the 1883 Lake Atlas series. There is no obvious Marion residence or business in that vicinity
on the map as far as I can tell. Thanks for your help. Freddie Lockett,

Posted 01/26/10  Surnames: Harp/Maupin

Ida Harp or Clark Maupin, lived in Henry County early 1900s married to Austin Maupin buried at Grub Ridge Cemetery.  She was raised by George Clark, but I would like to know her real parents.  Family legend says she was
half Native-American; but I don't know.  Any information would be appreciated. I believe she lived along Six Mile Creek. Thanks, Angela Chisholm,

Posted 01/12/10  Surnames: Baugh / Mascoe/Moscoe

I am looking for anyone that has information on the Baugh or Mascoe/Moscoe. These are my Grandparents and are listed in the 1930 Henry Co census. The Moscoes lived on Cane Run Road near Port Royal. Any help
would be greatly appreciated. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Patricia Smith,

Posted 01/05/10  Surnames: Guestville

Was there a Guestville in Henry County in 1902? Thanks, Linda Roberts,

Posted 12/27/09  Surnames: Marion

Any info on Joseph A. Marion, husband of Martha Denny Marion, who lived near Lockport?  He was born in the late 1850's and died 1892.  He had three children live to adulthood: Anderson, Francis and Beatrice. Any help really appreciated, Freddie Lockett,

Posted 12/27/09  Surnames: Yarbrough

I am looking for Thomas C. Yarbrough and his father William P. Yarbrough. William is in Henry Co. in the 1860 census.  Did he die there? I would appreciate any help, Diana Innes,

Posted 12/27/09  Surnames: Richmond

I'm looking for any information on James Richmond before 1810. I have him in the 1810 Census Henry County (later became Trimble County) as head of household but it does not show him there. It shows 5 boys 0-9, 2 boys 10-15 and 1 woman 26-44. In later census records it shows James and his wife to have been born in Virginia. His wife's name was Sarah/(Sally)last name unknown. The boys known names is John, William, James, Henry, Valentine. In later
census records it shows 3 of the boys born in Virginia. He later had a daughter Rebecca. I would like to get any information on James whereabouts or any info wife or kids before 1810. Thanks Steve Richmond,

Posted 12/07/09  Surnames: Payne

I am looking for the death info for Jesse Burton Payne, b. 6-27-1771 in Goochland Co., VA. He m. Frances Washington Johnston prior to 1800. She was the d/o Philip B. Johnston and Elizabeth Ann Taylor. Jesse was the
s/o Jesse Payne and Frances Morton. He is in the 1810 Census but not the 1820 Census.
They had the following children; Lucy T Payne m. Benjamin William Johnston, Dr. George Morton Payne m. Mary Jane Shackleford, Anne Payne, Frances Morton Payne, Catherine "Kitty" Payne, Richard Payne, Thomas
Payne, Martha Payne. Jesse also m. Jean Morgan in 1795. Thanks, George Lewis Ballou II,

Posted 10/31/09  Surnames: Ketcham

Looking for graves of John Lewis & Daniel Ketcham families in Henry Co. Late 1700's - early 1800's. May be close to Shelby Co/Henry Co border? Thanks, Greg Lewis,

Posted 10/31/09  Surnames: Parker / Voiers

My husband's great grandfather was Richard Newton Parker, from Bedford, Trimble County, Ky., who married Hallie Voiers on Sept.1,1880 in New Castle, Kentucky.  We know Hallie Voiers was born in New Castle on
September 12, 1854 and died in Texas, but we know nothing of her family. I suspect she is Emma H. Voiers, daughter of John and Sarah Ann Voiers, but cannot prove that fact.  Does anyone have information which might be
of help? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Charles and Suzanne Butler,

Posted 10/31/09  Surnames: Shelton / Gillock

I am looking for a Frederick Shelton who possibly lived in Henry Co about 1842 or later. He was married to a Diedamia Kelso Gillock . Frederick had one son,WILLIAM HAYDEN SHELTON ,but Diedamia was not WHS's
Mother. William Hayden had a brother ,JAMES ,but not sure how he fit into the picture.Both served in the Civil War together. I think possibly these boys grew up as orphans living with various family members. Any help will be appreciated, J.A.P.,

Posted 10/10/09  Surnames: Renick

I am trying to find the grave of my great grandfather, Edward W. Renick. I have some Lexington newspaper articles about his death and they said that the body was taken to Eminence, the former home of his wife, Hallie Burton. He was buried there either Oct. 30 or Oct. 31, 1908. I have tried to use the internet,, and the KYGenWeb site but have had no luck. I would appreciate any information you can provide or other ideas for finding his burial place. Thank you, Debbie Mynhier

Posted 10/10/09  Surnames: Mitchell

My name is Ernest Campbell, and my mother was a Mitchell from Iowa, then back to Indiana and then to Kentucky in Henry County.  There was a James Mitchell that was born in 1766 in Sweethome, Henry County, Kentucky, but that doesn't make any sense because Kentucky didn't become a state until the last part of the 1700's.  It shows that he died in 1811 in Henry County, and that he married an Elizabeth Owen sometime before 1783, because his son who was my great great great great grandfather on my mother's side Thomas F. Mitchell was born in Sweethome, Henry County Kentucky.  Any information that you would have on James Mitchell and his family would be of great help to me. Ernest

Posted 09/02/09  Surnames: Edwards

Still looking for ancestry of Hayden B. Edwards, b. 1811 in KY, probably Henry Co. Father's name on marriage banns is John M. Edwards. Henry m. Abigail Fitzgerald, daughter of Joseph Hawkins and Catherine Keturah Parkhurst Fitzgerald, on Dec. 30, 1830-31. Moved to Ripley Co., IN. about 1834. May have had an uncle named William Edwards and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Any leads appreciated. Jennefer Piper Burk,

Posted 09/28/09  Surnames: Roberts / Ethington

Researching the families of Calvin "Cal" Roberts who married Emily Ethington.  Emily was the d/o William Fielding Ethington and Susan Belle Woods.  Emily had a brother named Robert and a sister named Synthia.  I need info on Emily's first marriage??? to a Mr. Hawkins they had a child Pearl Hawkins b. abt. 1908 in Shelby Co.  The marriage ended in a divorce???  Emily married Calvin (possible middle name Lee) Roberts abt. 1910.  They had the following children:  Stella, John C., Fred and Eddie were twins.  I need to know when Calvin died and the names of his
parents.  Any help on these two families would be greatly appreciated. Both families lived around the Christianburg area in Shelby Co., KY and Pleasureville area in Henry Co., KY.  Any replies can be sent to my home email  Thank you in advance.  Debbie Caudill.

Posted 09/27/09  Surnames: Frazier

I am looking for any information on James Amos Frazier b/ about 1800...I believe in Henry County.  He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Shuck and they had a son named Joel Presley? Preston? Frazier b. about 1827.  Thank
you. Pam Mastin,

Posted 09/08/09  Surnames: Black

Hello to all! I have been trying for several years to locate an obit for my gg grandfather  Joseph Black born in Henry County Kentucky Joseph was born in 1815 in Jan. died ? late 1860's was married to Sarah nee Roberts two Daughters  Mary Jane and Cassandra still looking for his father.   thanks Gene Black,

Posted 08/23/09  Surnames: Curtis

Trying to locate the cemetery where John Curtis is buried .He was married to Mary Roberts ,daughter of James Roberts. Thanks, Fran Curtis

Posted 08/19/09  Surnames: James

I am looking for information on the James family. I am specifically looking at the line of Victoria Elizabeth my great great grandmothers with my name. John James and Elizabeth Simmons are great... grandparents. Thank you! Rick James did send me pics. via E-mail. they are great and I did find them on your web site. Thank you again! victoria elizabeth elaine hayes,

Posted 08/19/09  Surnames: Raisor / Hunt

Looking for Husband of Florence Obera Raiser/or Raisor no first name for him but last name is Hunt their Children Horace, Lillie, Ida, Palmer, and Martha Florence Hunt. Martha Florence Hunt Married Joseph William Ellis and was born in 1880 and died in 1905 giving birth to twins. Henry Co or Shelby Co. Ky. Any help will be appreciated, thanks, Charles E Black,

Posted 08/02/09  Surnames: Welch

I an looking for information about my gg-grandfather, William N Welch b. abt. 1790 OH. He married Nancy "Ann"
Miles and had 7 children born in KY and one child born in Indiana.  A court paper in Henry County for Feb. 1820 lists Wm. with his father-in- law, John F. Miles Sr. to appear. I would appreciate any information. Thank you,
Norma Spencer,

Posted 08/02/09  Surnames: Warner

I'm trying to find Tom Warner, Father of John Warner .John was born Aug 22 1856 in Henry County. His Death Certificate list his Fathers name as Tom Warner and Johns Mothers Maiden name as Payton. John was married to Bettie Clark in March 1891.Any help out there? Trey Warner,

Posted 08/02/09  Surnames: Bickers / Wilhite

My mothers name was Janice Alberta Bickers. Her fathers name was James Albert Bickers. Her mother was Lena Wilhite. They were from Lockport, Kentucky, in Henry County. On the Henry County Family Group Sheets, I found
a James Albert Bickers was born to Henry Bickers and Mary Elizabeth Beverly in August 1888. James Albert Bickers married Len A Wilhoite in 1911. Here's my problem. I went to the graveyard where my grandfather and
grandmother are buried. The date of birth on my grandfather says he was born in 1889. My grandmothers head stone spells her name as Wilhite, not Wilhoite, and I was always told her middle name was Mae. Also in checking
the Henry County Website i found there are quite a few Beverly's. I can recall my mother talking about a Stevie Beverly, a cousin or a relative. Am I on the right track? ' not sure because of the differences on my grandmother's name. I learned they were both teachers, although I'm not sure at what age. They moved to Sayler Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, when I'm not sure. They had one son Will, and 6 daughters, Jancie Alberta, Dorothy, Margie, Aggie, Janet, Rita. If anyone knows about my family, the Bickers or the Wilhite, Annie Wilhite, or Willie Wilhite please email me at

Posted 08/02/09  Surnames: McCann

James Melville McCann, born in Henry County 06 Apr 1811 married to Polly Maddox and to my knowledge had 8 children. I am trying to find his parentage and have hit the "Brickwall" Headstone #627 Smithfield Cemetery, Henry Co. KY. Listed as husband of Mary Polly Maddox in cemetery book. 1860 Census states he works as a farmer, the value of real estate is 5400, personal 2000 born in KY and Insane Any help would be greatly appreciated. Kim Uhls,

Posted 07/20/09  Surnames: Stinson

My father was born in Port Royal, Ky on 12/19/1919, his father's name was Clarence born in 1998 in Henry County, his mother's name was Dora Powell. My grandmother had a sister named Stella Powell and another sister named
Doris Powell who was the wife of JF Lindsey who owned a service station and Chrysler dealership in Port Royal for many years. I would like to find information about my great grand father and possible his great grand
father if possible. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I also would like to find my fathers cousins sons, their names are Bill and Terry Powell. Thank you, Thomas F Stinson Jr,

Posted 07/20/09  Surnames: Kelly

Contacts with Henry County Historical Society and KY State Historical Society have been unsuccessful in locating probate for JOSEPH KELLY born 29 January 1767 in Virginia, died 16 October 1853 in HENRY COUNTY.
Need proof of grandchild WILLIAM KELLY, born 19 Oct 1824 posthumously to WILLIAM KELLY, SR. Any help appreciated, Bette Twyman,

Posted 07/20/09  Surnames: Stangle

I am trying to find info on Edward Price Stangle. He was born in Henry County in 1905 the son of John and Ella Stangle. He married Onea Cundiff and lived in Louisville, Jefferson County in 1931. I know he was still living
in 1931 as he was the informant on his daughter's death certificate. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Antill Cem., Henry County. I have no other info than what I've written here. Would very much like to know when
he died and where. Any help would be appreciated. Ruth Stangle,

Posted 07/20/09  Surnames: Parrent

I have researched the PARRENT surname in Henry County, specifically John, Hetty and David.  There are records of them being there but have not been able to locate them after the late 1790s early 1800.  Not sure if John
and Hetty died in Henry County or moved on. Any help would be appreciated, Linda Leatherwood,

Posted 06/08/09  Surnames: Owens

I am looking for information about Dr. Lewis Franklin Owens who lived in Henry County in the early 1800's til about 1865. Richard Galbraith,

Posted 06/08/09  Surnames: Hendren

Looking for the children of Ira Hendren, born 1877/78, married to Gertrude Baker, born 1892. I only know of one child (Robert Vernon Hendren), but it is rumored that there were two (2) more siblings. Any information would be
appreciated. Ryan Hendren,

Posted 06/08/09  Surnames: Mcentree

My Richard Mcentree was born in Henry County about 1820 to Elijah and Nancy (Lewis). The family moved to Johnson County, IN by 1840. Would like any info on the birth of Richard in was he actually a son or a nephew of
Elijah. Thank you Becki Donnelly,

Posted 05/28/09  Surnames: Raisor

Looking for any information on Granville Marion Raisor. I believe he was my great grandfather. Would love to know his parent's names and also his children. Thanks, Glenda Schirmer

Posted 05/28/09  Surnames: Mellon / Mellons

I am researching my family history.  Our name is currently spelled "Mellons," but it may have varied long ago.  Some of my family members still spell it without the "s" on the end.  I have traced back to my fourth-great grandfather, Jacob, born in 1798, supposedly in the District of Columbia area.  I have received new information that a woman named Cythia Mellon(s) was born in Culpeper County, VA, in the 1750s.  She married a man named Warner Ford and they moved to Henry County.  My source tells me that she would guess my fifth-great grandfather (Jacob's father) may be the brother or nephew of this woman, Cythia.  It had been rumored that Jacob's father may have been from Kentucky.  I hope I am on my way to tying in this missing link.  If anyone has any information
about people with the surname "Mellon" or "Mellons," please contact me. Thank you so much.
-Chris Mellons,

Posted 05/28/09  Surnames: Black

Trying to link the name or names of John Black B.1772 in Va. daughter Elizabeth Black B. in 1806 and married Samuel Shane Oct.11,1831. Looking for The father of Joseph Black B. 1815 believed to be John Black
Absalom Black married Margaret List daughter of Jacob List and Rachael Demaree and William Black married Sarah List daughter of Jacob List and Rachael Demaree Dec 1st 1823.Anyone have any links to these names John,
William and Absalom Black?. Please contact me, Gene Black,

Posted 05/28/09  Surnames: Smith

Seeking any and all information on a Robert Smith who is listed as paying taxes in Henry County in 1800.  I believe his wife's name was Elizabeth or he may have married her in Henry County. His family may have ended up
in Jefferson County, Indiana.  Thanks, A Mann,

Posted 05/28/09  Surnames: Davis

I'm looking for information regarding James W. Davis. He is in 1920 Census in the house with Ed. Davis and his stepmother Matilda Imel. I would like to have a birth date, death date, and wife, children, or any
siblings. Any help will be appreciated, Cleo Jackson,

Posted 05/28/09  Surnames: Black

Any one who can help me? I'm looking for information on Mary Jane Black born in early 1840's and at
age 18 she was on 1870 Henry Co. Kentucky census she had a sister Cassandra Black who married Plato Rucker. Thanks, Gene Black,

Posted 05/18/09  Surnames: Sam / Shaw

I am looking for info on John Sam & Katie Hall Shaw, my husband is their grandson and was very small when they died. He never knew family and his father never talked of them Believe they had moved to Tennessee, Gilbert Shaw, know there was Lora (married Acree), Morris and Hobert. Any help appreciated, Sarah Shaw,

Posted 05/18/09  Surnames: Hendren

Searching for parents of Amanda Minverva Hendren, B. 22 August, 1829, Henry County, Ky.  Married Stephen Easton 17 February, 1846 in Henry Co., Ky. Died 24 April, 1910 Harrison Co., Missouri. Parents may possibly
Taylor and Charlotte Hendren.  Taylor died 28 June, 1846, Henry Co and Charlotte died 4 October, 1847, Henry Co, Kentucky. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide. Connie Easton Gold,

Posted 05/18/09  Surnames: Bates

Hi!  Can anyone offer any information/background on a burial in Henry County's Cemetery Hill Cemetery of Z T Bates?  Someone was kind enough to take a photo of this headstone for me and post it onto,
however, the headstone is unreadable, so I'm wondering where this information may have originated.  Thanks so much, Dianna Steinbach,

Posted 05/18/09  Surnames: Poole

I am trying to find information on my father's family. His father was Thomas Jefferson Poole Jr, born on Christmas Day 1879 to Thomas Jefferson Poole Sr (1844-1926) and Margaret Catherine Penn (1861-1923). Both died
in Henry County, and lived in the Pleasureville area of Henry County. My father's mother was Nannie Loutricia (Lulu) Jones, born in Henry County 17 June 1878. Her father was John W. (?Willett?) Jones, who also
lived in the Pleasureville area. I am trying to find out who his wife was, and the parents of these four. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Galen V. Poole,

Posted 05/08/09  Surnames: Smith

I am searching for the family of Francis Smith and Patience Blankenship. They were married in Oldham County in 1819 and lived in the area which may have covered the counties of Henry, Oldham and Trimble. Their children were Alexis Smith, Saphronia Smith Smith (she married Butler G Smith who was killed in one of the first battles of the Civil War) and her children were Francis Butler, Leander, and Emma W Smith. Francis and Saphronia possibly had one more child who could have been Betty, a deaf mute. Thanks for any help, Adrienne Pierce  (This query has also been posted on the Oldham Co. Brick Wall page)

Posted 04/29/2009 Surnames: Poole

I am searching for information about Thomas Jefferson Poole (DOB 11/15/1844 DOD 11/20/1926) who married Margaret Kathryn Penn on 2/13/1879 in Henry County, KY.  Thomas is buried in the Smithfield cemetery, Henry
County, Ky.  I believe these are my great grandparents. There are many Pooles who lived in the Henry/Trimble/Oldham counties.  I am not sure if there is a connection to the Pooles from the Henderson county area, but I surely do wonder.  My grandfather was Vincent Poole (DOB 9/16/1886 and DOD 1961, married to Artrecia McCarty.  They had 7 children, many of whom lived and died in Ky.  My mother, Malissa Alton Poole Johnson is the only sibling left and she is 88.  I am trying to find information as a gift for her, but there are few folks left that I can ask. Any information you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your wonderful
work!  I look forward to hearing from anyone, Loretta Burd at

Posted 04/29/2009 Surnames: Madden

I am searching for information on Rose Madden who died in Henry County, 11/5/1960. Rose was born 9/17/1875 as Rose Salyer who married 1st, Palmer "Farmer" May.  They lived in Morgan county.  He passed away and Rose then married a Madden and later died in Henry county.  I am searching for any information on Rose's life.
Thanks, Susan

Posted 04/29/2009 Surnames: McCallister

My ancestor, James A. McCallister, was born in Henry County, Ky on 8 Apr 1812. I have James' date and place of birth from his tombstone and from his obit. I am looking for the names of his parents and siblings.
His own census records state that his father was born in Scotland, and  his mother in New Jersey. Any help will be appreciated, Jane Fell Greene

Posted 04/17/2009 Surnames: McCallister

I am looking for any information on James A. McCallister. He was born in Henry County, Ky on 8 
Apr 1812. Would love to find his parents, siblings and children's names! Any help would be very appreciated!
Jane Fell Greene

Posted 04/09/2009 Surnames: Maddox

I am looking for information on Elizabeth Maddox, born about 1840 and married to William Williams. They had several children, including a Mattie B Williams and a Charles Williams. I am also interested in the
name of Charles Williams wife. Please contact me with any information. Thanks, Donna Hammonds,

Posted 04/09/2009 Surnames: Staton

Looking for William Staton married to Nancy Fitzgerald. Searching for d.o.b (it has to be pre-1800) and d.o.d. for both, also their marriage date and their children. Most interested in their son, Thomas. Searching for any info on William's parents. Staton is also spelled: Statton, Staten, Stayton. HE IS A BRICK WALL ANCESTOR!
Thank-You for your assistance! Jamey Hickson,

Posted 04/09/2009 Surnames: Palmer

Looking for parentage of Reuben Palmer, married 1835 in Henry Co., Kentucky, to Frances Love Fuller.  First child, William, was born in Henry County. Any help would be appreciated, Beth Herrington,

Posted 04/09/2009 Surnames: Brackett

My g-great grandfather's death certificate states that he was born in Henry Co., KY in 1834, but I can't seem to locate him on any of the census records. I am trying to locate who his mother and father were. His name is Henderson H. Brackett, married Mary Judd of Madison Co. Indiana. They came west by wagon train and staked a land claim in Oregon in 1855. Any help with his parents names and place of birth would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joan Crane,

Posted 03/21/2009 Surnames: Black

Researching the Black family from Henry County Kentucky. Any descendants of John, Joseph, Absalom, Thomas Black around 1792 through 1830 born in Virginia or Kentucky please contact me. I am stuck in my researching.  Thanks, Gene Black,

Posted 03/14/2009 Surnames: Nelson

I am trying to locate any descendants of, and information regarding the family of Samuel and Nancy Allen Nelson. I descend through their son Lloyd Allen Nelson (1812-1900). Samuel hailed from Bucks County, PA and
Nancy from Culpepper County, VA. Any help appreciated. John Pugh,

Posted 03/14/2009 Surnames: Moore

Looking for the parents of John Moore born in 1885. Married Mary Margaret Adams on 7 December 1898 in Henry Co. Ky. I believe he was from Henry Co. also. Any help very appreciated. Many thanks, Ruth Stangle,

Posted 03/14/2009 Surnames: Black

I am researching John Black of Henry county Kentucky married Mary ? had a son, Joseph born 1815 in Henry Co. Ky. John Black came from Albermarle Co. Va. in or around 1790. Any help with  this would really be appreciated. Thanks, Gene Black,

Posted 03/12/2009 Surnames: Williams

Charles Williams was born April 1 1860 in Henry Co. He died March 3 1934 in Lakeland Hospital in Jefferson Co. He was buried by McCarty and Ricketts Funeral Home. His grave is in Eminence Cemetery. On his death
certificate it says he was a widower. How can I find out the name of his wife? I believe that Charles Williams may have been my Great-Great Grandfather. His parents are listed as William T. Williams and Elizabeth
Maddox. Can you help, Please.  Donna Hammonds,

Posted 03/12/2009 Surnames: Meade / Connell

I am looking for any information on Catharine Meade that was married to T. B. Connell on 23 Jan 1866 in Henry County, KY.  Does anyone know who her parents were, what happened to her? Any help would really be appreciated, Lee Ann Sanders,

Posted 03/03/2009 Surnames: Black

I am looking for John Black who was in Ky. on the 1790 tax list,1800,1810,1820 census he had several sons and daughters but I can not find any of them I am researching Joseph Black who was born in 1815 and married Sarah
Roberts in 1838 Joseph and Sarah had 1 son Erasmus and two daughters Cassandra and Mary Jane.I believe John Black was Joseph's father but need some names to prove it. Anyone connected to this family please contact me. thank you, Charles E Black,

Posted 02/27/2009 Surnames: Black

Need help finding father of Joseph Black B. Henry Co. Ky 1815 Also daughter of Joseph, Mary Jane Black. Thanks, Charles E Black,

Posted 02/27/2009 Surnames: Beal

My GG Grandfather Stephen Beal was born in Henry Co I believe and married to Sarah Kephart.  Not sure of spelling of Sarah. Move to Fountain Co, IN with Son, Lewis, my G Grandfather who married
Delila Donelson. I have tried looking on internet but no luck. I would make a trip to Henry Co if I thought I would be able to find something that would help. Thank you for any information you might tell me. Lois Steinlicht,

Posted 02/27/2009 Surnames: Consley

Seeking information on Peter and Thomas Consley and any family members circa 1790-1810 to include marriages, tax payments and anything that can lead me to the parent/child relationships or placing them in the area.  Thanks, Al,

Posted 02/27/2009 Surnames: Oliver

I am trying to find more information on a Reece Oliver who is in the Henry County 1840 census.  I believe he is the brother of 2 of my 5th great grandmothers, Elizabeth Oliver Downen & Susannah Oliver Lewis.  I believe
he is the same Reece Oliver who married ? Downan in Muhlenburg County on 20 Nov 1816.  He disappears after the 1840 census.  If anyone knows anything about this family I would appreciate hearing from you.  Thank
you. Barton Lewis,

Posted 02/04/2009 Surnames: Webster

I am trying find information on the Webster family that live/lived near Lockport KY.  Edith Webster Holder is my children's grandmother.  She has several brothers and sisters including: Clyde Webster and Donna Webster.  The only other thing I know is that Laura is possibly the great grandmother's name, but not for certain.  I want to find my children's ancestry for them.  Any help would be appreciated, Miranda McKee,

Posted 01/25/2009 Surnames: Land

I'm looking for the parents of Elizabeth Land (19 Nov 1822 Madison Co - 08 Sep 1904 Henry Co.) and Evan Land (1839 - 02 Nov 1920 Newcastle, Henry Co.). Either or both may have father named Jessie Land.  I have been unable to find this information on line at or through family records. Elizabeth married Caleb Browning in 1849. Evan married Rachel Blackaby.  Thank you. Joann Kidwell,

Posted 01/15/2009 Surnames: Ellegood

Looking for parents of John Anthony Ellegood. Thanks for helping. Tremon Ellegood,

Posted 01/06/2009 Surnames: Shaw / Smoot

Looking for information about Silas Shaw (Lockport, Defoe) who was married to Mary Ellen Smoot.
Children included: Arthur T. Shaw; Harry Samuel Shaw; William Shaw; Sally Shaw. I am the grandson of Arthur Shaw, who later resided in Cropper, in Shelby County. Any help would be appreciated. James Herbert Williams,

Posted 12/30/2008 Surnames: Daniels

Several years ago I posted a query on Mattie Daniels who was Mattie nee' Hundley, first
md to James ( Archie) Taylor in Henry County. Found on census of 1900 in Carter County with children John Clayton Taylor, born 1890, Pearl, born 1894, Lizzie born 1893, census of 1910 gives two more children, Lucy born
1903, Evan born 1909.. In 1930, Mattie is found in Boyd County as a widow of an unknown Daniels.
Henry and Pearl Hawkins living near the Taylor's in Carter County, children Gayle and Mattie. Pearl is sister to Mattie Taylor. John C Taylor born 1890 dies in Carter County, 5 Dec., 1957, age 67, Can find nothing more on Mattie Daniels after 1930 on census. Lived in Grayson at one time. Any help would be very appreciated, Geneva Pettit

Posted 12/18/2008 Surnames: Lawson / Jennings

My 'Brick Wall' is Andrew Lawson.  The info I have found (no original sources though) is that he was born 1795 in Virginia; married Martha Patricia Jennings 29 Oct 1821 in NEWCASTLE, KY; and died 3 April 1856 in
Putnam, IN. I am looking for sources for the above info and also for his parent's names (of course :).
Appreciate any help! Sara Gillen

Posted 11/27/2008 Surnames: Cubbage

I am looking for any information about George Cubbage. Born 15 Jul 1791, died 15 Mar 1849.
He married Mary Margaret Kindle. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, E. Vern,

Posted 11/23/2008 Surnames: Patton / Elston / Gividen / Dunn

I am looking for information on the following families; Patton, Elston, Gividen, Dunn these are the last names of All my gr gr grandmothers sisters. I am still looking for more information on the Adams families that lived in Carroll Co Ky and also Henry Co. Ky I'm trying to figure out how they are related to each other. Thanks for any help, Carolyn Memmott,

Posted 11/13/2008 Surnames: Lane

Trying to locate info about my grandfather James Alfred Lane who married into a Henry family and had three daughters named Annie, Myrtle and Willie. His wife died when my mother was 3yr old and he married a woman named Rosa. They lived in Griffin, GA. My grandfather died and was buried in Griffin around 1944 or 45. Thank you for any help you can offer. Betty Smith

Posted 11/13/2008 Surnames: Brookie / Veech

Seeking marriage of Robert Brookie and Frances Beaty Veech 1804 or 1805 in Henry County KY. Bride's father was John Veech who later lived in Jefferson County in "Indian Hills". Robert and Frances lived in
Shelbyville.  PLEASE help ! John M. Anderson,

Posted 11/13/2008 Surnames: Shannon

I am looking for my family that died in 1965 at Cash's  Lake. I've looked every where. Hopefully my brick wall will be crumbled. My parents name are James Oldham Shannon, Thelma Jane Palmer Shannon, Carolyn Marie Shannon,
Donna Jean Shannon. I believe they died on May 19 1965.Or they were buried on that day. You can e-mail me at Thanks, Darlene Shannon.


Posted 11/13/2008 Surnames: Minton

Hello, I am searching for some kind of information re my ancestor John Minton, who lived in Henry Co. Ky, not sure how long, but he died there in 1838, according to another researcher. After his death, his widow, Jane Gilmore Minton, went to Harrison Co, Ky to be with a daughter Fannie Minton Bell and husband John.
I would like to know where John Minton is buried or where he owned land. He was a Revolutionary War veteran and I entered DAR on his service. He and Jane had only 3 children ,Fannie, a son Jackson, and another child
who died very young I think, according to his pension papers. Thanks for any help you can give me. Marjorie,

Posted 11/13/2008 Surnames: Peyton

I am looking for information about my g-grandfather Joseph Peyton. My grandfather was Lawrence Washington Peyton, AKA Tony. My father was James Peyton of Henry county. Any info appreciated. Thank You.
Jewell Peyton Salmons,


Posted 10/22/2008 Surnames: Moore

I have been searching the James W Moore family of Eminence and Jericho. I cannot find James or his wife Sarah in 1900 or 1910.  I located James visiting his oldest son, William T Moore, along with son Ishmael W Moore
in Mt Sterling in 1880.  William T died in July, 1908 in Mt Sterling. James died in Henry Co. in 1919.
What happened to Sarah?  Her maiden name was Maddox. In 1870 James was the Depot Keeper in Eminence.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks, Lona  Andre (Moore) Owens,

Posted 10/13/2008 Surnames: Griffith / Marlatt

I am looking for Thomas Griffith d. 1822 and Olivia Marlatt Griffith d. 1853 in Henry County Kentucky.  I have info on two sons, John Marlatte Griffith (went to Illinois) and Chisholm Griffith (went to Oregon) but have no information on any other children or their families.  Any help would be very much appreciated! Thank you, Marcia Russo,

Posted 08/20/2008 Surnames: Waide (Wade)

Looking for information on David Waide, b. 1795 Va. He was married to Nancy Hughes, daughter of John Hughes of Jefferson County, Ky. David had two sons, Edwin F. and William Meriwether Waide. The most detailed info I
have is on Edwin F who married Elizabeth (Eliza) Smith, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith of Henry County in 1843. I am related thru William. M. Waide (m. Emily Honorah Wheeler). I cannot find any more info
on David Waide. (sometimes Waide is spelled Wade). Thanks, Laura Cox,

Posted 08/11/2008 Surnames: Lyons

Looking for information on James E and Julia Ann Staley Lyons of Eminence, Ky. Julia A. Staley Lyons died in Henry County on April 8, 1912 and was buried in Eminence. In 1910 James and Julia lived with their son, Robert L. Lyons in Campbellsburg.   Would someone have information on the cemetery, or son. I am researching the Staley family and if you have any information you think might be of interest, I would appreciate if you would email me.
thanks much.  Stacey Eley,>

Posted 08/11/2008 Surnames: Chisholm

I lived in Henry County until I was 11. I'm looking for information on my great-great grandfather, John Chisholm. He was born in Scotland around 1801 and died around 1887.  He's supposed to be buried in Grub Ridge
Cemetery.  John's wife was Cinderella Parr. His brother, Archibald, born around 1810 may be buried there also.  There is possibly a 3rd brother, James (b. 1808).  John's son, James (J.C. on his tombstone) is buried at
Grub Ridge. I'm trying to find information that can help me determine when they arrived from Scotland.  I haven't had any luck finding anything earlier than the 1850 Kentucky census.  Thank you. Tony Chisholm,

Posted 08/11/2008 Surnames: Bennett / Moreland

I am looking for information on my great grandparents Robert Bennett July 28, 1891 and Lousie (Lulu or Lula) Moreland all I know about Lulu is that she died July 1959, and would like to know when he died and any other information anymore can help with. Thank you. Crystal Baxter,

 McGee / Magee / Ungles (Engles)

Looking for marriage, parents, or children of a Mary Elizabeth McGee (Magee?) who married William Ungles (Engles?) around 1880 - likely Henry County.  She was born about 1859... maybe to Thomas.  Thanks! Bob Bellamy,

Posted 07/27/2008 Surnames: Wilson

Would like to know the day and month that William Boone Wilson (b.18 Oct 1820) died in 1906. Any help very much appreciated. Bibby Appleby,

Posted 07/19/2008 Surnames: Cooke

I'm trying to trace my KY roots.  I've traced a Norburn Cooke and Judith V. Markham to Henry County, KY. They show up on the 1840 Henry Co. census and also 1860 living in Port Royal. By 1870, Norburn has passed away but shows Judith living with the family of Joel White in Port Royal. My line comes from their son, Bernard Markham Cooke, born in 1856.  Any help would be appreciated on this family. KC Boren

Posted 07/14/2008 Surnames: Galbreath

Looking for parents of Samuel Galbreath born Henry co KY May 1 1808. Thanks for any help, Patrick Perry,

Posted 07/14/2008 Surnames: Oliver

I'm looking for information on James Samuel Oliver, born June 12, 1812 in Henry county, Kentucky.  His wife was Nancy Kincaid, born April 22, 1824 in Estill county, Kentucky.......does anyone have any info on the
Oliver's? Any help will be appreciated. Christy Mills,

Posted 07/14/2008 Surnames: Ford

I am trying to find documentation of my great-great grandfather's birth. He was William Ford, born about 1812 in Henry County, KY (probably Port Orchard), and his parents were Abner Ford and Anna Rich. If anyone has
any information regarding birth/church records of these individuals in Henry County, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  E-mail: Catherine Loeffler, Thanks!

Posted 06/30/2008 Surnames: Crim / Mahorney

I'm looking for information on a tavern owned by James Crim and Fielding Mahorney.  A license was issued to them on July 1, 1832 and was located near Port Royal. Thank you for your help. Lois Allen,

Posted 06/23/2008 Surnames: Harrell

John Milton Harrell, b. 1822 in Henry Co., Ky. I am trying to find any info on the Harrell line. Of course the surname has many spellings. Horrell could be its root in Maryland, before getting to KY. Any help appreciated! Thanks, Edward Harrell,

Posted 06/23/2008 Surnames: Sweeney

Looking for Job Sweeney, migrated from Casey County. His wife was America M Sweeney, their children were William Henry, Helen, Charles, George, and David M. William Henry is my Great grandfather. America Sweeney died in 1913 and was buried in the Smithfield cemetery October 13th, 1913, I cannot find any death records on my Great Great Grandfather Job. He was listed in the 1900's census for Henry county then now he is gone and no
listing of his death or were he is buried any help would be great, Job's dad was Benjamin Sweeny and mom was Sara Northcott. Thanks, Joe Sweeney,

Posted 06/23/2008 Surnames: Brown

Looking for information on William M Brown who married Lydia Ellen Kelley in 1873 in Henry County. William was born @ 1855 in Henry County.  Children are Margaret, Eliza, and Alva Owen Brown. Margaret married a Kelley, Eliza married a Kelley, and Alva married a Smith then a Harper. Thank you, Judy Bradburn,

Posted 06/14/2008 Surnames: Nevils / Kelsey / Matthews / Sanders

I am looking for any family information on Louis Nevils and Rosa Kelsey ,also on family of Lewis Matthews and Laura Katherine Sanders. Any help would be appreciated,  Mable Nevils,

Posted 06/06/2008 Surnames: Harrell / Deacon

I am searching for information on my gggg grandfather John David Harrell, born 1763 east of Jonesboro, TN, could have been part of VA/NC at that time. Died in Henry Co., Ky 1814/1815. He married Sofia (Cassia) Deacon, no
dates on where/when she was born or died. Any help would be truly appreciated. Thank You very much Lil Thompson,

Posted 06/06/2008 Surnames: McDonald

Trying to locate information on my ggrandrfather, b. 1810 in Ky. died in 1879 in Brooksville, Ky. His name was Alfred McDonald and he was the jailor in Brooksville, Ky. Any help will be appreciated, Mildred Hirnikel,

Posted 06/06/2008 Surnames: Adams

I'm trying to confirm the parents of Earnest M. Adams, born 1873 probably in Henry Co.  I believe his parents were Samuel W. and Nancy Kitson Adams, but as I can't find this family in the 1880 census, I can't prove this.  Also, Earnest M. may have had a prior marriage  to his marriage to Ida Belle Adams (daughter of Isaac and Martha Ann Adams) in 1896. I think Earnest had a son, Lee Roy Adams, from this first marriage. Lee Roy was
born about 1893. Thanks for any information. Rebecca Taylor,

Posted 05/12/2008 Surnames: Vest

My grandfather, Richard VEST b 10/6/1882, Henry County, KY was the son of Andrew Jackson VEST and Nancy O'Nan BENNETT.  His father died in 1891 and his mother died in 1883. Richard told his family that he had ridden the Orphan Train and we do believe he did, even though so far no record has been found (and evidence points to his not being adopted out) so he ended up back in Henry County.  He had a guardian, James RODGERS and was listed
in the 1897 School Census for Blackwell in Henry County.  Richard told the family that his sister and brother rode with him.  On the 1880 census for Pleasureville, Henry County, Richard's siblings that were at home are
listed: Isaiah VEST, age 6 and Sarah Christina VEST, age 3. These children would have had to been the ones that rode the train with him. No one knows what happened to them.  Did they ride or did they die?  We
would like to have closure on them since this has been a brick wall for some time.  Can anyone help with this??? My e-mails are: or and I will gladly share information. Thanks, Chris Profitt.

Posted 05/12/2008 Surnames: Bell


Posted 05/12/2008 Surnames: Kelley / Shaw

Absalom Kelley married Eliza Shaw in Henry County December 4, 1844 both are said to be born in Henry County.  Looking for parents of both. Only children found so far are Lidia Ellen Kelley who married William
M Brown in 1873 and Sarah E Kelly born in 1852 Thank you, Judy Bradburn,

Posted 04/19/2008 Surnames: Payne / Johnston

I am looking for the death info for Jesse Burton Payne, b. 6-27-1771 in Goochland Co., VA. He m. Frances Washington Johnston prior to 1800. She was the d/o Philip B. Johnston and Elizabeth Ann Taylor. Jesse was the
s/o Jesse Payne and Frances Morton. He is in the 1810 Census but not the 1820 Census.
They had the following children; Lucy T Payne m. Benjamin William Johnston, Dr. George Morton Payne m. Mary Jane Shackleford, Anne Payne, Frances Morton Payne, Catherine "Kitty" Payne, Richard Payne, Thomas Payne,
Martha Payne, Thanks-George Lewis Ballou II,

Posted 04/19/2008 Surnames: Marshal

Darcas (or Dorcas) Marshal married John Miller in Henry Co. in 1817.  According to
the 1850 census she was born in KY ca 1800.  He was born in Maryland ca 1785.  I am looking for anything on a Marshal family in Henry Co. ca this time frame. Thanks for any help, Dean Wolbach,

Posted 04/19/2008 Surnames: Cox

Any info on David and Charity(Mitchell)Cox. Moved to Henry Co Ky in or about 1840. Any help would be appreciated, Zane Cox,

Posted 02/20/2008 Surnames: Louden

I am looking for information on Sallie Garriott Louden, born 12/19/1884, and died 7/20/1920. Her parents were Henry and Agness (Wright) Garriott of Carrollton.  Sallie was married 5/2/1906 to Walter E. Louden.  She had four children when she died in Clay Village: Paul, Agness, Ralph, and Rupard.  Her children were later raised by Irvin & Mary Louden.  Any information would be appreciated, Tonya Akers,

Posted 02/20/2008 Surnames: Rocklick Cemetery

Would like to know where is the Rocklick Cemetery or what is its name now. Thanks for any help, Emma Harris,

Posted 02/20/2008 Surnames: Adams

I'm looking for information on a Andrew Adams that is in the 1810 census born between 1765- 1780. any information would be helpful. Carolyn Memmott,

Posted 02/20/2008 Surnames: Johnson / Crim

I'm researching James Johnston who had a daughter, Louisa, who married John Crim in Henry Co., KY.  I have information on the family of John and am happy to share what I have. Thanks, Lois Allen

Posted 02/20/2008 Surnames: Stewart

My mother was born in Henry county 2/5/1928. her name was Donna Jualupe Stewart. she was the second youngest of Alonzo Stewart. She was placed for adoption in 1931 after her mom passed away. Her name was changed to
Juanita Kathryn Long. Am looking for any info on Alonzo Stewart. Thanks, John Luckey,

Posted 02/20/2008 Surnames: Overstreet

Wondering if anyone has a 1900 census for Henry Co., and can look up Alice Overstreet or Eura Alice Overstreet w F b:1887,  father John, mother Juda/Judia Thank you. Barb Thomas,

Posted 02/13/2008 Surnames: Rose / Roland

Would like info on Oldham Rose (Henry Co) born 10 Apr 1895 and his father, Arch Rose.  Oldham married Mattie Roland, born 13 Oct 03. Also, need info on Attila James (actual father of Mattie Roland) Thanks! Leta Horine,

Posted 02/13/2008 Surnames: Tucker

Still looking for John B. and Hily Bundy Tucker. They are listed in the Shelby and Oldham Co. KY census but I thought they might have been in Henry Co. too. I would love to find out more info on John B. Tucker parents. Thanks for any help, Shanna Tucker, (found Jno. B. and Hila Tucker in LaGrange precinct of the 1860 census)

Posted 01/24/2008 Surnames: McGuire

Searching for a Joseph McGuire married 1 March 1802 in Henry Co KY. Spouse could possibly be Rosene McGuire

Also seeking info for Roxanna McGuire who was one of the organizers of the Cane Run Baptist Church in 1813. Thanks for any help on either of these people. Barbara J Hall,

Posted 01/23/2008 Surnames: Fields

Seeking info: MRS. Nancy Jane Fields, b. abt 1857 Henry Co. KY.  Mother's name:  Irwin.  Married 2nd  time to Patrick Reynolds, 5 Nov 1896 in Vincennes, Ind. Died after 1926.  Bore 3 children. One child could have been William Edward Fields (later known as a Reynolds) b. 5 March 1881. Nancy Jane's parents also born in KY. Thanks, Harolyn Reynolds,

Posted 01/23/2008 Surnames: Pollard

Looking for information on the Elijah Pollard who married Nancy Ireland in Frederick Co., VA and came into Henry co., KY abt 1814. Was he a son of Henry and Rachel Pollard of Lunenburg Co., VA?  Henry and Rachel
came into same area, primarily in Shelby co.,Ky. Thanks. Al Gibbs,

Posted 01/23/2008 Surnames: Carson

Am looking for any record on James Thomas Carson(B: 11/6/1844) in Henry Co, Kentucky-married Barbara Jane Vaughn(B:3/3/1847) not sure where she is from  They were married June 13, 1867-but not sure where they were
married either.  They had 9 children, but do not have birthplaces on the children only dates. Thanks for any help, Cindy Carson,

Posted 01/08/2008 Surnames: Lancaster

Looking for the cemetery where Nancy Boothe Lancaster is buried 28 Aug, 1852. Also any census or related family info on Lancasters in Henry Co. 1850 thru 1870. Thanks, Robert Burton,

Posted 01/07/2008 Surnames: Stark

Questions: Is there a cheaper way to get a copy of a probate record than renting the LDS film for Henry County? The reference I have is 1803-1824 FHL US/CAN Film 828254, Henry County KY Court Orders 3:1 and begins "At court held 19 Jan 1808, Sarah Stark widow and relict of Joseph Stark......" The children in the record fit the Joseph Stark I'm trying to research, but his wife's name should be Hannah. I've been in touch with some Stark researchers like Gwen Bjorkman and she wondered if someone had copied the record incorrectly, having not seen the original. (Joseph and Hannah Stark had a daughter Anna who married, 19 Jan 1812, Henry Co., Samuel Hayes. His father Samuel may have come directly from Ireland to Henry Co.) Would you advise renting the film or writing to the Henry Co probate Office (if so what address)? Many thanks for any suggestions or help you can share with me, Marti Lynes.

Posted 12/25/2007 Surnames: Anderson

Can you please help me with this... James W. Anderson or James (Jesse) W. Anderson... I am trying to find his parents.. and where they are from... this is a brick wall for me. 1880 WestPort, Oldham, KY - SD 4 ED 151 Sheet 19-C Roll T9_437 Book 1 Page 35a Image 19 of 22:

Anderson, Jane E, 49 Widow Keeping House born VA:VA:VA
James E, Son 19 Single Works on Farm born KY:KY:VA,

Henry H, Son 17 Single Works on Farm born KY:KY:VA
(Lucy E, Daughter 14 (Sickness:) "Intermitting Fever" born KY:KY:VA
Priscilla M, Daughter 13 born KY:KY:VA
Wm S,      Son        10 born KY:KY:VA
Richard C, Son 8 (Sickness:) "Intermitting Fever" born KY:KY:VA
KYT9_437-0073 household_record.asp?HOUSEHOLD_CODE=1880US_13673517& frompage=5 I'm not finding a suitable James Anderson age 16 in the
1850 Kentucky census index (for now). Thank you, Martha (Anderson) Sarver


Posted 11/21/2007 Surnames: LeMaster

I need proof that Elizabeth LeMaster was the daughter of Richard for the DAR. Richard LeMaster married Elizabeth Law in Henry County, Kentucky. Would like to know who there children are. I have these listed, but need proof. James LeMaster b. 1802 Oldham; Mary LeMaster b. 1804 married Benjamin Barns Oldham Ky; Arabella LeMaster b. 1808 Henry; Sarah LeMaster b. 1810 Henry; Thomas LeMaster b. 1813 Henry; Elizabeth LeMaster b. 1814 Oldham; John LeMaster b. 1818 Oldham; Anderson E. LeMasterb. 1820 Henry; Joel LeMasterb. 1828 Oldham; Elizabeth LeMaster according to what I found married Thomas C.Gilliland; in Hardin Co. Ky.
Richard LeMaster died abt. 1846 in Trimble no proof of this. Elizabeth Law died at her daughter's home in Jefferson Co., In. Sarah LeMaster who married James Barnes. Any help with this line would be wonderful, Dee Smith,

Posted 11/21/2007 Surnames: Brown

I am looking for an obituary on Emma Mahoney Brown. She was married to Clell Brown at the time of her death, March 22, 1924. Any help would be appreciated, Tonya Akers

Posted 11/08/2007 Surnames: Wooley

I am looking for information on Levi D Wooley born abt. 1813 in Ky. He was the son of Amy and father might have been William. They left Ky between 1820 and 1830. They were listed in the Wayne Co. Tn. 1830 Census.
Father must have been deceased. Can anyone help? Thanks, Dodie,

Posted 10/30/2007 Surnames: Shaw

Looking for information on William Shaw and John Shaw, brothers in Henry Co in 1800.  Any info will be appreciated.  They migrated to Hickman Co and 1820's. Thanks.  Mary Harris,

Posted 10/30/2007 Surnames: McCoy / Grimes

Searching for anyone related to Jas. H. McCoy born Feb 25,18--   and died 7 May 1895. and married Mahala Grimes 19 Oct 1846. His wife was Mahala Grimes born 1 March 1828.  She died Jan 1906. Their children may have been: James Zelar McCoy, born 11 July 1847, Frank Avery McCoy, born 1 Feb 1856, James Avery Herndon McCoy, born 12 June 1892. Other documentation in this old bible states: Philip Grimes born 11 Aug 1791, Hannah Grimes born 10 Sept 1776, Elisabeth Grimes born 24 April 1816, Virlinda Grimes born 10 Nov 1817, Avory 13 Dec 1817, Catharine 10 Dec 1821 Robert 2 Nov 1823, America 21 Mar 1826, Mahalal 1 Nov 1828, Recca Maria 2 Aug 1830, Mrs Lizzie H. McCoy died 8 Apr 1911, Anna McCoy died 8 April 1923, This old bible dated 1848 was found in family belongings in Eminence (Henry Co) Ky. Laura McCoy,

Posted 10/20/2007 Surnames: Anderson

I cannot get past my great, great, great Grandpa Anderson. His name is James (Jesse) W. Anderson. He was born 27 Dec 1832 in Henry Co., Ky. I can not find his parents or anything on him. He died 14 Sept 1876.
He married Jame Elizabeth Morris. If you can help, please help me. This is my brick wall. Thank you very much. Martha Anderson Sarver,


Posted 10/20/2007 Surnames: Murphy

I am looking for any connections to ENOCH F. MURPHY who was born in 1818 in Henry Co, KY. I found a listing on the 1820 census showing a JAMES MURPHY living in Henry Co. with his wife and 2 males, one of which I
believe to be ENOCH. I have been in contact with someone who believes the other male to be his relative but neither of us can find any information about JAMES MURPHY.  ENOCH MURPHY moved to Indiana at sometime and was
married to ELIZABETH McCREARY. They moved to Vinton, IA in the 1840's and he died during the civil war in Memphis, TN. If you have any information please e-mail me James Murphy,

Posted 10/20/2007 Surnames: Rush

I'm looking for info on John and Elizabeth RUSH of Henry Co. who had a daughter Catherine--she married
Moses Altsman, of Lusby Mill, Kentucky. Any help will be appreciated, Sandy Jensen,

Posted 10/20/2007 Surnames: Sutherland

This is not a brick wall to some but it is to me, this is to let some folks in Henry county know, my mother, Nina Sutherland, born to Eunice and Ora Sutherland, passed away Sept 23rd, 2007. She, as well as all her family, came from Henry county. I am her daughter, Martha. Please contact me if you know of my mom and her family. I would love to know more about them. Thanks, Martha  Rae Sutherland Comer,

Posted 10/01/2007 Surnames: Darnold

I'm looking for more info on Blackwell and Mary Jane Perkins Darnold. Any help is appreciated, Carolyn Memmott,

Posted 09/27/2007 Surnames: Chandler

I am looking for information about Manson Hardaway Chandler, my ggg grandfather. I have information that he was buried in Coats Mill but no one seems to have heard of this place.
His son, Elijah, is buried in the Sulphur Baptist Church cemetery. Any help appreciated, Larry D. Chandler,


Posted 09/27/2007 Surnames: Scott

Thomas Scott (b 22 Feb 1754) died 24 Sept 1834 in Henry County KY (parents John Scott and Margaret Thorton).  I am searching for verification of my great great great grandfather Absolom Scott b.6 January 1776 parents being Thomas Scott and Nancy Carruthers.  Also, the other siblings and/or Thomas's siblings.  Absolom Scott married Philipina Stanfield in 1806 in Cumberland County KY.  They had 11 children: Maranda Jane 09 08 1807, George W. 09 27 1809, James Baker 03 30 1812 (my line), John Stanfield 02 06 1815,William Jones 05 01 1817, Alavary Hale 05 25 1819,Valentine A 05 14 1821, Levesta Ann 05 19 1823, Nancy Thorton 01 20 1825, Robert E. 07 06 1827, and Thomas Marion 06 06 1829. I appreciate any help! Thanks, James Scott,

Posted 09/04/2007 Surnames: Alcorn / Hummell

My great grandmother was Susan A. Hummell b 1858 KY, d 11 Oct 1938 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio.  She married James Eli McGain/McGavock "Mack" Alcorn 12 May 1873 in Indiana  He was born Dec 1847 KY d 1907 he is buried in Vance Cemetery, Henry Co, KY next to infant daughter Lottie Alcorn. I can not find anything on her other than the census in 1880 .  She is supposed to be Cherokee Indian ...but you know how that goes.  Everyone in the family has rumored it since I was a child in the 1940's, and I know that is the way to spell her name, because when I was a child I wrote it down in our family bible ( I even asked how to spell it!) I have looked through the Dawes Indian Rolls, but that doesn't go back far enough for birth records. I hope someone can help me leave my children & grandchildren with their legacy. Much appreciation, Annette Caudill Wiese

Posted 09/04/2007 Surnames: Frazier / Shuck

I am looking for the parents of James Amos Frazier in Henry County. James Amos Frazier was married to Margaret Ann "Peggy" Shack(sic) (Shuck) on 20 Nov 1816 in Henry County. They had an only son, Joel Presley Frazier who was born in 1827 in Henry County.  Actually, he is another brick wall for me. I am trying to find out what happened to him after he mustered out of Company Y, 18th Kentucky Infantry from the McDougall Hospital in Fort
Schuyler NY on May 31, 1865.  His wife, Lucinda Roberts Frazier, is widowed in the 1870 Census.
Thank you very much! Pam Mastin,

Posted 09/04/2007 Surnames: Abbott / Simpson

Samuel Abbott (b1861) married Josephine Simpson (b1864) about 1887.  1900. Census shows they lived in Sulphur precinct, Henry Co, KY.  Does anyone have a connection to this Abbott/Simpson family? Anthony Zilly,

Posted 08/24/2007 Surnames: Montague

Does anyone have any information on:  Bertram Ross MONTAGUE, supposedly born Jan. 30, 1853, Henry County, New Castle, KY.  Cannot find any records on his birth.  Many family members have researched for years &
have found nothing prior to his 1879 marriage in Buffalo Park, KS, to Anna GAY (b. 1859,Carter Co., KY). Then he shows up on 1880 AL census. His death certificate states his b/p New Castle, KY, parents b/p unknown.
On several census (1880 and later) he stated his b/p as Iowa & VA and his parents b/p as USA, VA, and Iowa.  His father-in-law was William GAY, son of Samuel GAY; both born in PA, both living in Carter Co., KY 1850 & 1860
Census. Bertram's mother-in-law was Mary Anna ROSS (b. 1828, VA?). Bertram Ross MONTAGUE was of small build, had a peg leg and worked as a telegraph operator with Southern RR in GA until he retired. Any information that could help us identify his parents and any other family members would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you! Diane Montague Branton,

Posted 08/19/2007 Surnames: Vest

This has been a brick wall for me for 25 years: I am looking for information on my grandfather, Richard "Dick" Vest of Henry County, Ky.  He was born approx. 1884 and he was on an Orphan Train.  I am interested in finding out who his parents are.  On the 1900 Census he is listed living with the Lindsey Craigmyles family in Yest, Henry County, KY.  His residence in 1910 was in Defoe and he was in Henry Co in 1930.  I do know that his parents were not Zorobabel Vest and Christena Derringer.  Zorobabel died in 1876.  My father told me his grandfather he thought was Andrew Jackson Vest who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. My father also told me that his grandparents died in the cholera epidemic and that was why my grandfather ended up on an Orphan Train.  Any informaion would be of help.  My grandfather married my grandmother in 1907 in Henry County.  Her name was Zorah Lillian Miskell and her father was Granville Martin Miskell.  She is also listed on the 1900 census as living in Yest, Henry County, KY.  Any information on my grandfather or on Zorah Lillian's grandparents, Humphrey Hawkins and Permelia Clements would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Chris Profitt,

Posted 08/19/2007 Surnames: Welch

Looking for father of David Welch (b. 1793, OH) who moved to Henry, KY in 1825 to marry Catheron Cameron.  David was indentured to Rankin Chandler in Lincoln, KY in 1801 (mother stated as Betsey Welch in the indenture court order), fought in the War of 1812, was wounded and lived in LA until 1825.  All of David's children by Catherine were born in Henry, KY. David moved to Trimble, KY in the 1840s and died there in 1856. Thanks for any help, Larry Rodgers,

Posted 08/19/2007 Surnames: Beasley

Trying to find out something about Minerva Beasley and her parents.  She was married to John Henry Schramme and died in 1894. Any help appreciated, Kathy Moore,

Posted 08/03/2007 Surnames: Maxwell

Searching for information on John A. Maxwell, b. abt 1775 in KY; married to Dorothy (Poss. Dolly Waldren in 1802, Henry Co., KY.)  Found living with daughter, Elizabeth Rice in Putnam Co., IN on 1850 census. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks... Katy Maxwell Henry,

Posted 07/31/2007 Surnames: Neff

My great great grandfather was John "Jack" Neff.  I have never been able to locate his parents.  On two separate censuses he claimed he was born in 1810 in Kentucky.  The nearest possibility we have been able to find so far is
that there was a Daniel Nave listed on the 1820 census for Newcastle, Henry County.  This Daniel Nave had two males in the household between 0- 10 years old.  One male was between 18-26.  One of the younger males
could be our John "Jack" Neff.  Daniel, himself, was listed as being over 45 years old.  Daniel Neff (who may have been the father of our John "Jack" Neff married Mary "Polly" Logan.  Two Logan families also lived in
Newcastle, Henry County Kentucky on the 1820 census.  Jas Logan was head of one of the families and John Logan was head of the other family. These two families living in the same proximity to each at the right time make a strong case.  I am hoping someone in Henry county can look at the records for that area between 1795 and 1820 and see if they locate any documents showing any actions by either of these families and especially anything showing any interactions between the two families. Thanks, Norman Neff,

Posted 07/31/2007 Surnames: McCarty / Demint

Am searching for information on Sarah Margaret Demint McCarty. Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Price Demint and his wife Irene Meadows Demint of Carrollton Ky. She lived in Campbellsburg Kentucky Henry County
. Her husbands last name was McCarty. Would first like to know what her husbands actual name was???? Also she
had 2 sons Richard McCarty born 1956 and David Thomas McCarty born 1968. Sarah Demint McCarty died in Campbellsburg on April 20 1989. Does anyone out there have more information on any of these people. If so please
email me at;, Thanks, Michele Molina Yuma Arizona


Posted 07/29/2007 Surnames: Coons

Would appreciate any information on my husband's g-g-grandfather, Daniel COONS, Sr. who was born in either VA or KY c. 1795.  He married Leah GUYTON on 23 Apr 1817 in Henry Co., KY.  We know of only the birth of their son, Daniel COONS, Jr. who was born Jul 1823 in Henry Co., KY.  Daniel, Jr. married Mary Jane WALDEN on 24 Oct 1844 in Oldham Co., KY.  Thank you! Frances L. Ganard,

Posted 07/29/2007 Surnames: Albers / Kidwell

I am interested in a John Albers who married an Emmaline Kidwell in Henry County on Jan. 24, 1877. They had two children that I know of: a W. Henry who married an America Travis, and a daughter, Mammie, who married
Charles Paul.  They lived in Campbellsburg in 1880.  In the 1900 census, John is listed in the Smithfield Princinct, but Emaline is not listed with him. She must have died, but I have no record of her death.  John is my 3rd great-grandfather.  He was first married to a Julia Bradley.  Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Jeannie Lincoln,

Posted 07/29/2007 Surnames: Alcorn

I am looking for: Elizabeth Alcorn  b. 28 May 1892 in Carrollton, Ky, Mother:  Susan A. Hummel  b. March 1858  Henry Co., KY D 11 Oct 1938, Father:  James Eli "Mack" McGain Alcorn b. Dec 1847 d. 1907 Henry Co, KY. I KNOW  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Alcorn was born in Carroll Co. It even states it on her death certificate and in her Bible.   I don't know why I can't seem to find anything on them.  James and Susan are supposed to be buried in Henry Co., but can't find anything there either. Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely, Annette Wiese

Posted 07/10/2007


I am looking for information on "Naomi G." who married Shelby Elliston Adams in 1890, in Henry County.  They were both born in Henry County and they had at least two children (Owen T. and Oscar E. Adams) before he re-
married in 1904 (to Ollie Salyers). According to the LDS site, Naomi was born in April, 1875, in Henry County
and died about 1903 in Henry County.  I am not sure if the "G." is a middle name or Naomi's maiden name. - any ideas on how I could find more information on her? Thanks, Teresa Adams,

Posted 07/08/2007


Most all of my Henderson relatives are from Henry Co plus several others. The one that I hit the brick wall though is James Henderson b. 1790 Va. He was on the 1810 census in New Castle. Cannot seem to connect him with parentage. So many had the same given names. Joann Henderson Cox

Posted 07/08/2007


My Great Great grandfather was John Neff.  He also went by the name "Jack".  On two census records he claimed he was born in 1810 in Kentucky.  John Murray, a noted Neff researcher believes John Neff was the 6th child of Daniel Neff and Mary "Polly" Logan, and was born in Henry County, KY.  This Daniel Neff was born abt 1771 and he married Mary
Polly Logan 28 Sep 1795 in Franklin County, VA.  Daniel Neff died in Cass County, Indiana.  I have been unable to find any record of Daniel Neff, Polly Logan or John Neff anywhere in Kentucky.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks, Norman E. Neff,

Posted 07/08/2007

La Compte

I am trying to find the parents of Frances La Compte who married Amos Jackson in Switzerland county, IN in l817.  Frances and Amos had about 9 children, one of which is my gr-gr-grandmother Sibbi Ann Jackson La Compte.  I find her only in the 1870 Ky census and to find her, I had much difficulty because of the spelling.Violet Toph (188?-1956) of Ripley county, IN a former school teacher and historian was related to this family and list Sibbi is buried at the foot of one of her brothers in Tanglewood Cem. just outside of Versailles, IN.  Sibbi's husband, though I've never found a marriage record, is Horace who I find in a leter census perhaps living with a daughter and her family.  Would sincerely appreciate any hint or
help, Don  Weber,

Posted 07/08/2007


Henry County, Nov. 1824 will was probated for Daniel Sanford.  Henry County, KY Will
Records, 1800-1821, pg. 314. Daniel arrived in Bourbon Co. in 1798 and then moved to Henry where he died.  According to KY Biographies of a grandson, Lewis Major Sanford, I think errors have been made by those publishers of the past who simply wrote what the client presented without factual documentation. Please help me. First, Charles Sanford born in Virginia in 6 FEB 1790, was actually Charles born on that date in Dartmouth, MA. Charles' father was Richard.  This Richard was born circa 1764 and died in MA circa 1806. The major discrepancy being the location of birth and death making it improbable that this is the correct Daniel. The correct Daniel would be the Daniel born in Westmoreland, VA.  He had a son named Charles.  He died in Henry Co., KY and his will was probated there, too. I think there is a perponderance of evidence showing that those early bio book publishers were given incorrect information by a family member. If there are still lines to the Sanford family, please clarify this information for me. A descendant of Daniel Sanford of Virginia who died in Henry Co., KY in 1824. Thank you, Brenda Pike,


Posted 07/08/2007


I am trying to find out any information on Daniel and Sallie Beutel. From a census record I believe these would have been the parents of my father; and he passed away a few days before I was born. Daniel died in Henry Co in December of 1930 at the age of 63.  Sallie passed away in Shelby Co. in 1940.  Any information would be appreciated. Thank You, Kathleen Beutel McKay,

Posted 06/18/2007


I am looking for Peters Family, all I have found out is that my g-g-g-grandfather was born 4 miles outside of New Castle, Kentucky.  His name was James A. Peters.  He later moved to Washington Co. then back to Bald
Knob, Franklin Co, Kentucky. There he started the Pleasant Ridge Church and preach there for many years.  I would like to know who his parents were and siblings were.  I have been looking for years for this and yes I
have a brick wall in front of this info I am looking for.  Could anybody help me? If so please write to me.
Thank You, Paula Peters Newton,

Posted 06/18/2007


Looking for information on Samuel Galbreath born 5/1/1808 in Henry county KY.  Married Pheobe (Rachel) Blankinship 8/20/1829 Henry Co. Need father's information believe it to be Robert Galbreath. Thanks, Patrick Perry,

Posted 06/05/2007

Hazlet / Rucker / Ratliff

I am seeking information on Hazlet, Rucker and Ratliff families of Henry County. Any help appreciated, Linda Setters,

Posted 06/05/2007

McCollister / McCallister

Seeking family information about Mathew McCollister/McCallister, b 23 Sep 1813 m. Elizabeth Brent 1839 Henry County. Attempting to discover his siblings and parents and place of birth or place in Kentucky or Virginia
he migrated from with his parents or with his family. Thanks, William E. McCallister,

Posted 06/05/2007


My g-g-grandfather James A. Peters was born in 1822 just 4 miles out side of New Castle.  I would like to know who is parents were or names of sibling.  Later in his life he moved to Washington Co.  then back to Franklin Co. were he started the Pleasant Ridge Church and preach there for many years. I just can not seem to get pass him for his parents or siblings. Can anyone help me? Thank You, Paula Peters Newton

Posted 06/05/2007

Thompson / Berry

Newton Jasper Thompson (son of Amasa Thompson and Ruhemah Sisk, born 14 May 1834) said to have married unknown Berry. Wife and any children said to have died. Does anyone have information abut this marriage?
Newton Thompson was in Kansas in 1886 and married again. Stayed in Kansas from that time. Thanks, Joyce Krehbiel,

Posted 06/05/2007


I am researching Benjamin H. Perry and his family. I am trying to find the paper proof that George Perry was his son. Benjamin H. Perry lived in Henry Co from early 1800's until his death in 1856. George moved to Scott
Co., IN before Benjamin's death. I have a copy of Benjamin's will, and George is not listed as a beneficiary, nor any of George's children. George did not die until the early 1860's, according to other postings. Thanks for any help. Martie Stotlar,

Posted 06/05/2007


Looking for ancestors of Barnet(t) "Barney" Green, b. abt 1816, who may have been born in Henry County, and may have descended from Isaac Green and/or James Green of Henry County. Barnet married a Louiza and moved to Missouri in the 1830s. Their oldest son was named Isaac. They named their next son James. His second wife, and my gr-grandmother was Mary Jane Porter. Any information would be much, much appreciated, Donald E. Green,

Posted 06/05/2007


I am looking for birth information for Samuel Galbreath born 5/1/1808 Henry Co KY Married Pheobe Blankinship 8/20/1829 Henry Co KY. Looking for parents name of both. Thanks, Patrick Perry,

Posted 06/05/2007


I am searching for the wife and marriage date of David Williams dob (1740+)(Va) dod 1815 Lincoln Co. Ky. Thanks, Ruth Fox,

Posted 06/05/2007

Torbitt / Azbill

Annie M. Torbitt, b. approx. 1857 in Henry Co. KY. Married Granville Dennis Azbill. Moved to Missouri either before or after the wedding.  Died 21 Feb 1885 at the age of 28 following complications from childbirth. Any help appreciated on this family. Many thanks, E. Morris Azbill, Jr.,

Posted 06/05/2007

Chandler / Monroe

Seeking evidence of the marriage of John A. Chandler to Elizabeth Monroe about 1820 probably what was then Henry, later Oldham and then Trimble counties. Perhaps, at Bedford. Thank you, Henry N. Hardin,

Posted 06/05/2007


I am looking for Stella Willis of Straughn Ind. She was married to Marshal "Truman" Rhodes who was killed in the line of duty as a fireman in Knightstown In. OCT 20 1899. HE WAS 25 YEARS OLD AT DEATH. OUR FAMILY
INFO ON HER. Steve Wilkerson,

Posted 04/26/2007


I'm looking for the birth record of my gg grandfather.  His name is William Stanley.  He was born in Henry Co., Aug. 4th 1822.  Any info. would be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance, Debbie Stanley Mackey

Posted 04/26/2007


Would like to connect with anyone working on the LeCompte family w/its various spellings.  My temporary interest is with Horace LeCompte and his wife Sibbi Ann Jackson. Horace's parents I'm not sure, but Sibbi's parents were Amos Jackson and Frances LeCompte who married in Ripley county, IN in 1817.  I do not know if Horace and Sibbi ever married as I have yet to find it.  The family of Horace and Sibbi LeCompte I have found in only one U.S. Census, and that is the 1870 Henry county, KY
census.  As I remember their children were Caroline, James, Frances Emmaline, Wm. and maybe a Susan.  The name LeCompte is so unusual and must be related to the LeComptes of Le Compte Bottom.  My great grandmother was Caroline Le Compte who married Simeon Tague on 1-4-1874 in Ripley county, IN.  They went to Nebraska in 1879 w/e sons and Simeon's parents.  My grandfather was their 4th son, Walter Rufus Tague. Caroline died 3-5-1880 leaving her 4 sons.  Simeon returned to Indiana and dropped the 4 boys hither and yond.  Would appreciate some light on Horace and Sibbi Ann Jackson LeCompte should anyone out there have any. Don Weber,

Posted 04/26/2007

Troxel / Aldridge

I am interested in the American Indian connection in my lineage, I know it comes through the Troxel line and perhaps the Rice/Moore ect. The name Aldridge was changed to Eldridge and there was a Jhon B. Aldridge which ended up to be be John Baldridge. Here is some of what I have: My name is Joyce Ann Aldridge, daughter of Arron Isaac Aldridge> son of Teddy Theodore Aldridge> son of Isaac"Ike" Newton Aldridge and Mary Ann Troxell> son of James William Aldridge, Jr and Francis Bennet > son of Jame William Aldridge, SR and Margaret Toxell> son of John B Aldridge (which I believe to be John Baldridge) and Rachael Rice> son of Thomas Aldridge b; 1765, Anne Arundel, Co, Maryland, d; abt 1827 Henry Co. Kentucky, says wife unknown. b; abt 1772 d; aft; 1830 Henry Co. KY Also on my notes for James William Aldridge Sr.* he is listed as a delegate to the Cherokee Indian Nation Council. This document is in the Cherokee Museum of the great Smoky Mountains, N.C. Any help with this and documentation would much be appreciated. I am willing to share with others. A family member had a genealogist do our lineage to a point. Joyce Anderson/Aldridge/Troxell,

Posted 03/14/2007

Blackwell / Montgomery

I have never been able to find my grandparents marriage date that is documented.  Flora Blackwell married Alvin Luther Montgomery in the 1880's.  I have looked everywhere I know to look.  Anyone out there know anything about either person. Thanks, Snooky Heim,

Posted 03/14/2007



Posted 03/14/2007


Looking for any info on Ethel Staples, b. 25 Dec 1897, who lived in Henry Co. from birth until 1920's, she married Prentice Jones, had a brother Warren, father possibly Thomas or Tom Staples, mother possibly Annie, Ann, or Anna. D. Willis,

Posted 04/04/2007


While looking at a map for the town of Lacie, I saw a village named Delville.  A man, Jim Walker, who was murdered in Owen Co, a few miles away, had a father whose first name was Delville.  It is an odd name, so I am trying to figure out how the Village of Delville got its name. If anyone knows, please get in touch. Thomas S. Fiske


Posted 03/14/2007


Looking for Orville F Hahn b) June 24, 1920 Anderson Co,(m) Edith Burgin in Henry Co KY. Marcia,

Posted 03/14/2007


I am looking for the parents/siblings/children or other researchers interested in Benjamin Dawson a native of Virginia who settled in Fayette County, KY about 1800.  He married Sally McCann, daughter of Elizabeth
McCann in 1810 in Fayette County.  At some later time they moved to Henry County where he died in 1849.  His eldest son, Joseph McCann Dawson. b. 1811 moved to Henry County for a short time after his father's death, but
soon returned to Daviess County where he had resided from 1835 to 1849. Judy Talkington,

Posted 03/14/2007


John and Nancy Oliver.  John born abt 1786 in KY and Nancy born abt 1787 in KY.  Family appears in 1820 census for Henry Co, W. Port.  Members of family appear to move to Cass County, IN between 1830 and 1850.  Any information appreciated.  Thanks! Kent Roberts,

Posted 03/14/2007


Looking for Benjamin Hancock in the 1830 Henry Co., KY census.  My be my ggg grandfather.  He was married to Winney D. Ingle in Jefferson Co., in September 1820. Ann Graham,

Posted 03/14/2007


Sarah Campbell married Michael Troutman in Henry County in 1813. A notation on the marriage record indicates that she was a daughter of John Campbell. I'm looking for any information about the early Campbell families in
Henry County in the hope that I can trace her family back further. I think they were probably from Maryland, as there is an 85 year old James Campbell in the 1880 census who says he was born in Maryland, with parents born in Virginia. Any information or suggestions are very welcome,  and I'm happy to exchange any information I have with anyone who is interested. Howard Groff,

Posted 03/14/2007

Longust / Longest

I am needing information of Longust/Longest family.  John Longest born 1846 KY married to Sallie (Sarah) Riggs Longest born 1858, died in 1884. They have only one child that I know of, Shelby Enos Longest born 1876. A 1880 US Census Henry County shows them on it. I am hoping that someone would be able to tell me if, they were married in Henry County, and even perhaps Sallie died in Henry Co.  Thanks... Tammy Simerl,

Posted 02/07/2007

Foree / Moore

If the names Amanda Belle McDonald FOREE, Polly I FOREE, or a M.B. MOORE ring a bell in your research, please contact me.  I would be very interested in discussing any background information you might have on these family members. Thanks, Ewing Fears Best,

Posted 02/07/2007


I am searching for John Calvin ( Pad ) Watkins born in Hamblin Co.,  TN about 1862.  He had a twin brother by the name of Richard Lafayette (Fate ) Watkins and other siblings.  I haven't seen him since the 1870 census in Hamblen Co.  He was listed with Thomas & Nancy ( Wisiman )Watkins and others. Thanks, Lloyd W Watkins,

Posted 01/28/2007


Seeking lineage for Mitty Neville, father Elin or Thomas Neville. Married Thomas Johnston 8-17-1814. Barbara J Hall,

Posted 01/28/2007

Johnston / Perry

Seeking marriage record for Julia Ann Johnston and George Perry.  Married 26 Dec 1834, Cane Run Baptist Church, Pt Royal, Henry Co Ky. Thomas Johnston is listed as bondsman.  Are there any records for Cane Run Baptist Church where a listing where a M/R could be found? Thanks, Barbara J Hall,

Posted 01/28/2007


Adam Mowry (Mowery, Mowrey) came to Henry Co from Jefferson. dies 1834? Need parents or anything.  Nelson is my line. Any help will be appreciated. Lyle Dixon,

Posted 01/28/2007

Swann / McDonald

While researching in Henry Co, I came upon a marriage in 1857 of Thomas Swann and Sally McDonald.  My 2nd Great-Grandmother was Florence "Sallie" McDonald, b. 1835 and d. 1873 in Louisville KY buried at Cave Hill Cem
there.  She married Thomas Mercer Swann.  I'm not sure this is the marriage of my 2nd GGs because I never knew them to be in Henry Co. If there is anyone researching McDONALDS in the Henry Co area and has any
information on this couple to share, I would sure appreciate hearing from you. Thanks much. Ewing Fears Best,

Posted 01/28/2007


My mothers gr grandfather  George Aldridge was born in Henry Co. 1854 - 1856 Dec. Father believed to be William ? we were told that George was hit by a train in Shelby Co or Buncker  Lagrange and killed but was suppose to be living in Henry Co this happened abt 1931 Nov. We also heard that it was election day when he died????? Cheri Avis,

Posted 01/28/2007


Abraham Hill b. 1760 in NC moved to the Broad River are of NC around 1775 with his Mother Mary Tidwell Hill Tracy and stepfather Nathaniel Tracy. In 1796 they moved to the area of Henry, Oldham and Shelby Counties, we find his sisters Celia, Sarah and Elizabeth and his sons Littleton, Squire, Joseph and Charles in this area before the sons moved to Indiana in 1840. Any information on Abraham would be appreciated. Have much to share Thanks Mike Hill

Posted 01/28/2007


Searching for the family of Lego Smith of Henry Co Ky, born abt 1883, married Lula O'Banion 25 Dec 1907 in Owen Co Ky. Barbara J Hall,

Posted 01/28/2007


Searching for family of Mary Jane Tingle married to John Wesley O'Banion. Daughter Lula O'Banion born abt 1883 married to Lego Smith. Barbara J Hall,<

Posted 01/28/2007

Brite / Bright

Interested in corresponding with anyone who might have information on a Catherine R. Brite/Bright.  She was listed as 60 years old in the 1850 Henry County Census. Ewing Fears Best,

Posted 11/26/2006

Lundy / Barton

I am looking for any information on the parents of Polly Lundy.....James Lundy born abt. 1832 VA. and Jemima " Mimie" Barton born abt. 185?.
Here is one of the problems... In the 1880 census Mimie says she was born in Georgia her parents in South Carolina and gives her age as twenty five.  In 1910 while living with my grandparents,  she says she was born in KY so were her parents and gives her age as seventy six, which would mean she was born in 1833. I have been all over the census for Georgia and SC, but can not seem to find her, of course I have no Idea who her parents really are.
I think Mimie and parents might be from Henry County. I found  S.T. Barton living in Henry County alone with Wife Phoebe and daughters Mary Elizabeth, Sally and Mimie born 1858.   Mimie  was not a common name in KY in the 1800's,  the age is about right,  my mothers sisters names were Elizabeth and Sally. As you can see I have a long way to go to straighten this mess out.  I sure could use some help! Thanks, Janice Fugate

Posted 11/05/2006


Can you help me find information about my SINGER family? Rachael SINGER b.1801 KY married Richard CRITTENDEN Jr. 1823 in Henry, KY. They moved to IN and had 11 children. Any info about the SINGERS will be much appreciated. Thank you. Robert Billings,

Posted 11/05/2006


I am interested in any information regarding a John Minor who is listed in the 1850 Federal census as living in Henry Co, KY, with his wife Louisa R (birth name unknown) and two children, Ben F and Fanny.  John was supposedly born in VA about 1784 and Louisa supposedly born in KY about 1815.  This is all I know from the census record. Any other information like her maiden name or who either of their parents are or marriage date and location would be appreciated. Thank you for your efforts. James Sprouffske

Posted 11/05/2006


Hi, my brick wall is John Henry Roberts born about 1778 in Virginia.  Moved to Henry County, Kentucky with unknown wife and son James Henry Roberts who married Sarah Sally Bishop.  Does anyone know who John's wife was and where in Virginia they came from.  Also, two of the sons of James moved to Indiana leaving one son, Nathan.  I'd like to know what happened to him. Thanks. Donnie Roberts,


Posted 11/05/2006


I am looking for information on a William Preston SUTHERLAND and an E. Belle IRVING SUTHERLAND.  William was alive form 1865- August 31, 1926. He Married E. Belle IRVING.  She was alive from January 24, 1885
(approx.) to 1926.  They had children by the name of Estel SUTHERLAND, born in November 1885; Myrtle E. SUTHERLAND, November 29, 1886 to January 29, 1972; Ora or Orah B. SUTHERLAND, 1893-1936; Edw. SUTHERLAND, born in 1898.  I have no other information on them.  According to census records, both William Preston and E. Belle's parents are from KY.  I assuming they are from Henry County. Any information would be great.  Thanks, Marcie, Marcie,


Posted 11/05/2006


ADAMS, Minervia Hubbard. Minny's death certificate gives her fathers name as Joel Adams and states that she was born in Kentucky Sept 11, 1836.  She was also married in Kentucky, in Oldham Co,  January 1851 to Benjamin Parks.  They both died in Missouri, Benjamin in 1887, and Minervia i n 1921.  They are in Mt Zion Cemetary just west of Bethany Mo, though lived most of their time in Missouri in  or near Albany in Gentry County.  It appears that Joel died before Minervia's marriage and a William Barnhill was her guardian.   Any help in finding Minervia's parents would be appreciated. Gael Entrikin,


Posted 11/05/2006

Harper / Hall

Marriage of William Harper to Margaret Hall. All their children were born in Harpers Ferry. Katherine 3 July 1862, George 1865 and Mary 1867.  In 1870 they lived in Ironton Lawrence Co. Ohio. Any help appreciated, Jean Rayford,

Posted 10/15/2006

Ellegood / Malin

Looking for relatives of George Washington Ellegood and/or Susannah Malin.  I have some information; however, most of my information pertains to family members who moved further west in KY or to IL. Thanks for any help you may offer. Tremon Ellegood,

Posted 10/15/2006

Abbott / Abbett

Looking for info on Hezekiah Abbott (Abbett). born Henry Co. abt 1805 married Catherine Carr 21 Aug 1827 . When did he die and where? Who were his parents? etc...I know that he went to Missouri abt 1860? He left two sons in Missouri, Michael and George W. Michael came back to Henry Co and married Nancy Sutherland 2 Feb 1870. I would love any info on Hezekiah and his parents and family. Thank you for your time. Patti de Jong,

Posted 10/15/2006


Searching for parents, brothers & sisters of Green T. Taylor, b. 1839, in KY. Married Nancy Roberts 9 Apr
1867 in Henry Co. Nancy was daug. of Daniel K. & Margaret Roberts of Boone Co. IN. Green & Nancy moved
to Martin Co. IN abt. 1870. Any information greatly appreciated. Nancy Baker,

Posted 10/15/2006


I have a Martha J. Peyton born about 1866 in my family. My father was Alonzo Stivers. Any information or connections would be appreciated and would love to meet any kin! Martha Rae Sutherland Comer,

Posted 10/15/2006


I am a direct descendant of Basil Meek (born 1740 Maryland, died 1840 Henry County) who served in the Virginia Militia (Revolutionary War) I have a copy of his NARA military file which contains some interesting information in his pension application. Perhaps I would be of help to someone. And I have a lot of information on Basil but I do not know where he is buried in Henry County. Do you know how I might go about finding this information?? Virginia suggested that Clarence Price Meek might have this information and that you might have a contact for him. From Virginia, I know that Basil (1809-1855) is buried in Franklinton Cemetery. He is the grandson of Basil (1740-1840). Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Donna Meeks

Posted 9/28/2006


What happened to Martha Jane Peyton who married Abraham Reeves 4-7-1886? Her parents were Benjamin Peyton and America Francis Downey. Her brothers and sisters were Sophronia, Sarah Ann, Mary Catherine, William T.,
Charles W., Matilda and Martin. Any help appreciated, Lester,

Posted 9/28/2006


I'm looking for information on James Amos Frazier b. approximately 1800 or just before....born in Henry County, KY or possibly in Virginia).  He had a son named Joel Presley  Frazier who married Lucinda Roberts.  Joel
Presley Frazier is my gg grandfather. Thanks, Pam Mastin,


Posted 9/28/2006

Malin / Adams

Ancestor Search:
John Henry Malin married Elizabeth Adams (my great grandparents) from Louisville and Henry Co. Kentucky.
My siblings & I are trying to complete a family tree. Any help? Helen Malin,


Posted 9/28/2006

Woods / Harp / Thurman

Can anyone help...My g-g-grandmother was Elizabeth Jane Woods..She and two of her sisters, Joan and Cathorine (sp?) were found in the home of Cahtorine (sp?) Thurman in the 1860 Henry Co. Census...Elizabeth was born in 1854, some say MO, some say Spencer Co., KY...She marrys James W. Harp in Henry Co., KY in 1872 in the home of Joe Thurman.....I am trying my best to find out what nationality Elizabeth is (we have been told she was Native American) but I can not find out who or what happened to her parents. Please, please someone help me :) Thanks, Terry Ann Davis,

Posted 9/28/2006

Welch / Miles

I am looking for information on my gg-grandparents and my ggg-granparents. William N. WELCH b.abt 1790 ? County, OHIO d. 25 Oct 1843 in INDIANA,  m. Nancy "Ann" MILES b. 3 Dec 1799 Culpepper County, VIRGINIA, d.  ? . d/o John Franklin MILES Sr. b. 21 Dec 1760 Culpepper Co., VA, d. 9 Oct 1828 Henry County, KENTUCKY @ Mary "Polly" DUVALL b. abt 1766 VIRGINIA, d. 30 June 1855 Montgomery County, INDIANA. 1820 Census Henry Co., KY shows MILES and WM. WELCH. 1830 Census shows a David WELCH,  William supposedly had a brother, David. Any information on these individuals would be appreciated. Thank you, Norma Spencer,

Posted 9/28/2006


I am searching for information about Shadrack Fambrough  born 1799 in Halifax VA to Robert and Hannah Fambrough.  Marries Agnes Stewart around 1820.Leaves VA in 1807 with family to move to TN. Thanks,

Posted 9/28/2006


I am looking for my family history. My grand father was George Moppin. His dad was Sanford Moppin.  I believe that the family came from somewhere in Kentucky. I was hoping for some help. Thanks Marcus Moppin,

Posted 9/15/2006


I am the grand daughter of the late Lewis Lyons. I am trying to find Rosa Lyons. I am also trying to locate the man who bought my grandpas farm. The farm is located at the top of Lockport Hill. If any one has any information on this please contact me...Thank You, Bonnie Eskew,

Posted 9/15/2006


I am wondering if anyone may have information on where John Lewis (d 1817 Henry County, KY) may be buried. He was the father-in-law of Daniel Ketcham and later his brother-in-law (married Daniel's sister).  Does
anyone know if a will exists for John Lewis as well? Any help will be appreciated, Gary Wooden,

Posted 8/30/2006

Hawkins / Hawkings

Looking for descendants or ancestors of John Hawkins or Hawkings and Winnie who died in Henry County, KY and left will in 1824.

Will of John Hawkins, 30 July 1824
In the name of God Amen.
I, John Hawkins of the County of Henry and State of Kentucky, being aged and infrim in body, but of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die, do make and declare this Writing to be my last Will and Testament.
First, my soul here, and hereafter I earnestly recommend and commit to the care and control of the God of Heaven and as to the estate with which I am Blessed and to which I am entitled I give and bequeath as follows.
To wit:
First, I give to my son John Hawkins, One Dollar and no more.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son William Hawkins One Dollar and no more.
Third, I give and bequeath to my son Moses Hawkins One Dollar and no more.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my son Elijah Hawkins One Dollar and no more.
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Baine wife of John Baine One Dollar and no more.
Sixth, I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Hawkins One Dollar and no more.
Seventh, I give and bequeath to my son James Hawkins One Dollar and no more.
I will and direct my executors herein after named so soon as can be done to sell:
The whole of my estate be it real and personal (except one bed and furniture which I give to my daughter Milly Miles and except also one other bed and furniture which I give to my Granddaughter Elizabeth Hawkins) and the money arising from the sale aforesaid to be first applied to the payment of the legacies contained in the items 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7, afore mentioned and the balance after paying said
seven legacies first aforesaid to be equally divided between my children towit Benjamin Hawkins, Richard Hawkins, Silas Hawkins, Elizabeth Davis, wife of James Davis, and Milly Miles, wife of John Miles, share and share alike. And whereas my old wife Winny Hawkins may live longer than myself, in
that case my will and direction is that out of the proceeds of my estate and before any legacy shall be paid or money divided, that my executors secure to her, my said Wife such ample competency as shall be fully sufficient for her care, support and maintenance, during her life, and at her death then the legacies herein after Richard Hawkins and John Miles is paid for taking care of my wife Winny Hawkins, the residue to be divided between my children Benjamin Hawkins, Richard Hawkins, Silas

Hawkins, Elizabeth Davis, Milly Miles as above directed. Lastly I appoint my son Richard and my son-in-law, John Miles, my executors of this my last Will and Testament.
Witness my hand and Seal this 30th day of July 1824.
John Hawkins   (seal) (his mark)
Attest-Thomas (his mark) Bryant
Edward Bryant
Henry County October 10, 1824. 

The Last Will and Testament of John Hawkins deceased was produced in court- proven by oaths of Thomas Bryant and Edward Bryant, Subscribing Witnesses thereto and sworn to be recorded. Julia Norton,

Posted 8/30/2006


I am trying to find the family of Emma Adams. Her parents were Frank Adams and Mary Green. She was the third wife of my GG grandfather. I cannot find any information out about her. Pam Gossum,<

Posted 8/30/2006


I am seeking information on a JOHN G. (not Gorin) HAYDEN. He was born about 1805 supposedly in Henry Co., KY and on June 26, 1823 married Mary Ann (Polly) Baker in Owen County, KY. She was born at New Castle, KY to Andrew and Phebe Baker. The Baker and Hayden families left KY about 1830 and moved to Monroe Co., MO and JOHN G. died in 1843 leaving Mary Ann with 7 children to raise. I have been seeking John G. family for 20 years. Thanks for any clues. Charles Foreman,

Posted 8/30/2006

Stewart / Wells

My GG grandparents James Madison Stewart and Letitia Wells were married in Henry County, Kentucky on 11 August 1831.  He was born on 12 April 1802 somewhere in Kentucky and she was born 2 August 1814 in either Kentucky or Indiana.  I have not been able to find out anything on their families. By at least 1840 the couple had moved to Bartholomew County, Indiana. Any information about they or their families would be helpful.  I cannot find anything about them prior to their marriage and their births. Thanks, Garold Johnson,

Posted 8/30/2006

Monfort / Montfort

I have been researching the ancestors of Israel Monfort/Montfort who was born 1812 in Henry, Co. I have found dozens of postings on the internet that say his father was John Calvin Monfort b. 1788 and mother was Nancy Agnes Mitchell, but there are no sources listed that I can verify this. I have a hand written note passed down through the family from the 1800's stating that his/her (the author of the letter) grandfather (father of
Israel) was named Joseph Monfort and grandmother was ____ Spicer. It's hard to imagine that he/she would mix up their grandparents' name, but so far everything points to John Calvin. I'm looking for any sort of vital
record for Israel or John Calvin to prove or disprove they are related. Thanks to anyone that has any information. Allison Basile,

Posted 8/30/2006


I have been trying to find the origin of my gg grandfather David Jones for several years. He married Elizabeth Sullivan, daughter of Dennis Sullivan in 1833 in Oldham Co. Ky. I think his brother Wm married Mary Jane Sullivan in Clark co In. in 1834. They moved to Scott Co. In for seven years, then to Trimble co. ky. for the rest of their lives. I cannot find any David Jones in Shelby, Henry or Oldham Co. He was born by census records about 1813, as was Wm Jones so they may have been twins or very close in age. Thanks for any help, and I will be very glad to share info. Rosalie Jones Evans,

Posted 8/13/2006

RENFREW  families of Henry Co., Ky.  and Shelby Co., Ky.  Several of the Lewis and Ketcham siblings married and settled in Henry Co., Ky.  Late 1700's  and early 1800's.   Would like to exchange info on any of these families. Thanks, Charlene Lewis,


Posted 8/13/2006

Watkins / Gilliam

Ernest Lynwood Watkins, my gr. Grandfather, was married the first time to Gertrude Gilliam on March 1887.  I can't find a record of it anywhere. They divorced maybe 4 or 5 years later.  They had two children. I can't
find a record of the divorce either. I don't know where to look for either record. Any help would be appreciated, Susan C. Bucove,

Posted 7/31/2006


Looking for information about James Kirk and his parents or siblings; he was born in Henry Co. about 1810-1813; he married Elizabeth Martha Brooks in 1833 in Calloway Co. KY. Grateful for any help, Karen Razer,

Posted 7/31/2006

Garret / Garrett

Looking for siblings & parents of Thomas Garret/Garrett b. June, 1866 Ky., married Martha J. ca. 1886, living 1900 census in Henry Co.,Ky. Smithfield Pct., with children
1. Anna M. b. Sep. 1887
2. Lottie b. Oct. 1889
3. James Arthur b. Oct. 1891
4. Jennie B. b. Oct. 1893
5. Leathy b. May, 1896

Any help would be gratefully taken, Don Matson,

Posted 7/31/2006


I'm looking for information  on John Rush and his wife Elizabeth. They were listed as the parents at the death of their daughter, Catherine Rush Altsman, in 1853, in Lusby Mill, Owen, Kentucky. The report said they
were from Henry, Co. Kentucky---but may  have originally come from North Carolina. Any clues appreciated. Sandy Jensen,

Posted 7/31/2006


Looking for the Hamilton's listed in Orville Baptist Church and Grub Ridge; Henry Co. Any help really appreciated, Lester Reeves (Cordie), .

Posted 7/31/2006


I am looking for ANY information on Thomas Jefferson Haggard b.1833 d. 1913 Any help will be appreciated,

Posted 7/31/2006


My ancestor, Charles Coulter, bought land in Henry County from Jonathan Reed. He sold the land in 1814 and moved to Washington Co. IN.  I believe his wife, Mary, may have died in Henry County.  I can find nothing more than his land purchases in Henry Co.  Does anyone see the Coulter name there anyplace? Thanks for any help!! Jane Sarles,

Posted 7/31/2006


Looking for the parents of Edwin (Ed, Edd, Edward)Aldridge. He was born about 1838 and was married to Rhoda Wallace. They had five sons. Any help will be appreciated! Leslie Eldridge,

Posted 7/31/2006


I am searching for information on William Webb, I think he was a Revolutionary Soldier. He lived in the area of Henry County that became Trimble when it was formed in 1837. He was the first Webb on Webb lane in
the Trimble Area. I hope you have some info on him. Thank you. Donna Stark,

Posted 7/31/2006

Fleming / Cornwell

Enoch Fleming and his wife Anne Cornwell were living next door to his father in law John Cornwell on the 1810 Census in Henry County, KY. I am looking for any information about Enoch Fleming's family and also John
Cornwell's family. Any information regarding their families would be most appreciated. Thanks!! Richard G. Reed,

Posted 7/10/2006


I am trying to find the burial site of Samuel B Ireland jr.  Samuel was born May 30 1811 in Henry Co. Ky and died on November 9 1880.  Samuel was married twice: once to Elizabeith Moody of Henry County Ky who is buried in Eminence Cem. Eminence Henry Co Kentuck and to Ann Tyler who was born in Henry Co but died in Missouri.  Any help would be very much appreciated.  There is alot of information on Samuel at The New Castle library but no information on his burial. Thanks Again, Eric Ireland,

Posted 6/21/2006


I am looking for info on Thomas McCarty. Other researchers have him buried in Henry Co. His Pension application does have him living here. I would like to know where he is buried. I also heard there was a will.
Thanks, Linda Brooks,

Posted 6/21/2006


I am looking for the parents of a William Webb who was born on 9 April 1792 in either KY or NC and died in Warrick Co. IN on 20 Sept. 1870. He married a Jennet Campbell from SC and they were married in Logan Co. KY on 27 Jan. 1788. Jennet was born in SC, the daughter of William Campbell and Elizabeth Bogan. Jennet died in Warrick Co. IN on 9 Dec. 1835. Looking for someone who has a DNA match or who knows more about the ancestors of this William Webb. Any help appreciated, Carol Brisson,

Posted 6/21/2006

Eminence High School Yearbook 1945-46

Please, I need help. Does someone out there have a copy of the Eminence high school
year book 1945-46 that would be willing to scan me copies of the freshman, soph, junior and senior names and photo's? I have called the eminence library and the eminence high school. the school only has it back to 1953. i would really appreciate any help. Thanks, Emma

Posted 6/21/2006

Photos of Sulphur, Kentucky

I kind of stumbled on this web sight, and was glad I did. I would love the have any photos of Sulphur Kentucky - especially looking for one of an old movie house that was here long ago. Also my in-laws were Joe and Nina Foree that ran the Sulphur Grocery. Looking for any photos or interesting facts. Thanks in advance:  Bob Holden

Posted 6/21/2006


Just finishing up some details on a family unit.  I have come into info that my Great-Aunt & her husband
lived in Smithfield, Henry Co, in 1929.  Anna Mae Fears Wills and her husband Simpson D. Wills probably lived on a farm there.  If anyone is familiar with this area and has any info on the place, please contact me.
Thanks much, Ewing Fears Best,


Posted 6/3/2006


My brick wall is my third great grandmother. She was married to my Third Great grandfather Nathan Meek(s) about 1768 and died in Kentucky about 1805. I don't know her given name or her surname. Can someone help? Any help will be appreciated! Inez Ray,

Posted 6/3/2006


Looking for the Smith's, the parents of Elijah, born 15 Sept. 1833,Enoch,born 1818 and John ,born 1825. Elijah was in the Civil War and listed Henry Co. Ky. as his birth place, but at the age of 11 or 12 he
went to Marion Co. Mo. to live with his two brothers. This is all I know about this family and have been looking for 20 yrs. Thank you for any help you might be able to give me, Goldia Moomey,

Posted 5/24/2006


I was wondering if anybody had any info on ROY JONES? or his parents...W. O. JONES & LAURA JONES?  He married my grandmother in 1932; died in 1940, but that's all I have on him. Any help will be appreciated, Becky, GRIZSTEGER@AOL.COM

Posted 5/24/2006

Overstreet / Robinson

I am looking for info on the marriage of John Thomas Overstreet and Elva Marie Robinson 12-28-1924 and their daughter born 2-13-1926.....have lots of family info to share..... Thanks for any help. Claire Overstreet McKean

Posted 5/13/2006

Gillaspy / Glaspie

Looking for information on William, James, George GILLASPY and Alexander GLASPIE. All are on the 1820 Henry County, KY census. Trying to make a connection for the Glassey/Glaspey/Glasfey/ Glaspie/Glasfie/Glassie family, later found in NY in 1849. Census records indicate the father was
born in KY. Contact; Becky Culpepper Please use Henry Co., KY genealogy as subject title. Thank you!


Posted 4/29/2006

Defoe / Ratliff / Hazlet / Rucker

I am searching for information on the following names from Defoe. Ratliff, Hazlet(Haslet), Rucker.
If you have any info on any of these surnames please e-mail me at Thanks, Linda Setters

Posted 4/29/2006

Sutherland / Eldridge

Looking for information on my grandmother, Eunice Bush Sutherland Eldridge,  marriage records,  i think she was married twice but can not find records. she had ten children by first marriage, can't find all their birth records.  any help would be great, thanks Martha  Rae Sutherland Comer,

Posted 4/18/2006


Need information about Cleavland Ellis born in 1885.  I found him on the Defoe, Henry, Kentucky census for 1900.  His father was Elijah Ellis (not shown on census), and mother was listed on census as Nancy.
This is my grandfather, I believe.  Can you help me?  Thanks in advance for any response(s). Beverly Ellis Gay,


Posted 4/18/2006


I am trying to trace the ancestry of my great grandmother.  Her maiden name was Ruth Foree and she was born in Missouri in 1851.  Her parents were originally from Kentucky; I do not know their names.  Ruth married
William Bowen, probably in Williamstown, MO before 1876 (when her first child was born). Any help will be appreciated, Shirley Moretti,

Posted 4/11/2006


???/Chan  Abbott  b;1878 Married Flora Vest    ??????? Any help will be appreciated, Robert Fleming

Posted 4/11/2006


I'm interested in any information regarding my gggrandparents, John Hall and Elizabeth Shelton. They married Feb. 1835 in Henry County Ky. Who are their parents???

HALL/ADAMS; Also interested in info on their son, Zachary Taylor Hall, who married Lucy Ann Adams April 1869 in Henry County Ky. Who are their siblings and who are Lucy Adam's parents. Thanks for your help. Charlene Please email response to -

Posted 4/11/2006


Looking for descendants of Thomas Gavin Maddox of Henry Co. 1795-1866, buried in Henry Co. I have been contacted by a lady in Texas who is a descendant. She is in her 80's and has old photos of Thomas Gavin Maddox and some of his children (Lynia, Susan, Emma, Milred, Matthew, Morris, Martha, Warren Maddox-known children, all born Henry Co.) She would like to pass these photos on to a direct descendant to keep in family. Anyone interested, contact me for name and contact number. Thanks, John Harley Maddox,

Posted 4/11/2006


 Looking for the parents of Fannie Jones who married Tyler Arthur Busey. Also looking for Tyler Arthor's parents and grandparents. Any help appreciated, John H. Arnold,

Posted 3/27/2006


I am Isham's granddaughter and I'm looking for information on him and my grandmother Ellen Downey. If you have any information on either one please e-mail me. Thank you, Bonnie Pennell,

Posted 3/19/2006


What happened to the whereabouts of Mary Ann (Mollie) Holland  in Henry County.  She was listed on the Point Pleasant Church Roster as Mary A. Brewer Pribble (1850-1935).  There was also a Samuel Pribble on the
roster who joined the church in 1891 and later moved away.  Are there Brewer descendants out there that might hold the answer.  Thanks. Judy Apple,

Posted 3/19/2006


I am looking for my Father, Alonzo Stivers', death notice and any of his family history. He died in 1942 and was married to Nina Sutherland. Any help would be great... thank you, Martha Sutherland Comer

Posted 2/25/2006


I am looking for the parents of John McKenzie (McKinzie). He was buried in Henry country and his wife moved to Knox County, MO with her children. I am a descendent of Taylor McKenzie. Thank you for any information that you can provide. Kevin L. McDermott,

Posted 2/25/2006


I am looking for any info on the Kopp and Quickert families.  Mainly the 1800's and early 1900's.  Thankful for any help, Becky,

Posted 2/25/2006


Looking for the parents of Sarah Neale. Sarah married William Cockerill September 1, 1853 in Henry Co. Ky. Any help greatly appreciated, Deborah Clifton,

Posted 2/25/2006


I can not find any info on Alonzo Kitson before 1880.  He is listed as a nephew to Ellison Kitson in 1880 and farm hand to John Jones and Dora (who I believe was a Kitson) he was married in Dec. of 1880 to Lucy Perry.  I know Ellison had a few brothers but I can connect any of them with Alonzo he was born about 1859 and died 1933.  Thank you for any help.  Theresa Hayden Hargus,

Posted 2/15/2006


My brickwall's name is Tom Warner. He was married to a PAYTON. He would be born in the early 1800,s. He had a son John Warner born in 1857 that married Bettie Clark and had seven kids. I have found no record of him except his name on his son johns death certificate. I live in Florida and have been to your library and have found some info while I was there. Any help would be great. Boyd M Warner 3rd,

Posted 2/11/2006


Looking for the person who submitted the Family Group Sheets on James Thurman. I did some research for a woman in Shelbyville who wanted to join the DAR and I could not find the info that you have listed, that John Downey and 'Rebecca Parr are the parents of Nancy Downey. Do you have proof of that? This woman has had a hard time and I was trying to get this for her as a gift to help her. I would love to have this proof for her! Thanks, Donna Stark

Posted 2/11/2006


Concerning John Roberts in Henry County, Kentucky can you identify the family of this person:
Henry County, Kentucky Will Book 2 - page 284 - Will of John Roberts, of Henry Co, written Jan 10, 1820; names wife Sarah and all my children; my mother Catherine Roberts; my son, William Roberts, Exxrs. Wits. Henry R. Roberts, James Perry, Joseph Berry; Teste Elijah Perry - proven March Court - 1820. Is this son William Roberts the one who moved to and died in Putnam Co,
Ind?? Thanks, Pat O'Dell,


Posted 2/11/2006


James Madison HARRIS (1817-1870) and Isabell M. ADAMS (1817-1875) Seeking more information on James Madison HARRIS and Isabell M. ADAMS. They married in Henry County, Kentucky 26 Aug 1838. Their children were John, Margaret, George Washington, Rachel Ann, Taylor Sanford, Zachariah F., Sarah Jane, Nancy A., and David Mason. The family is in DeKalb County, Missouri by 1860. Who were James and Isabell's parents? Any help will be appreciated, Vickie Brown,

Posted 1/28/2006


I am looking for information on my Grandmother family. Her name was Geneva Mary Smith b-March 23,1903, married to William Thomas Sims. Her parents were Francis Marion Smith b-March 15, 1876 in Henry Co. Her mother was Catherine Troxell b-Feb. 16, 1879 and died Jan. 9, 1961. The parents to Francis were James Henry Smith born abt. 1855 - m - 6/1/1876 and died 2/17/1917. He married Mary Susan Roberts. The parents for Catherine were Robert Troxell married to Anne Bowen/s who the family Bible lists as being Cherokee. These are all the dates I have, and I have no idea who has possession of the Bible now. Any help on dates, siblings, anything... would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! Debra Nickola,

Posted 1/28/2006


Looking for info on John Logan (b. 1757 Morris Co., NJ & d. 11 Sept 1841 in Henry or Trimble) was a Rev. Soldier. Trying to connect him with his son Russell T. Logan (b. 31 Jan. 1809 in either Fayette or Henry). Have John's Rev. Papers & Pension papers.  Hoping to join DAR and just need this last link with his son. Any help will be appreciated, Linda Davis,

Posted 1/22/2006


James Barr married a Katie Minch on October 29, 1893 in Lockport, Henry County, Ky. .  He had two children Lawrence, b. 4-10-1888, d. Aug 1966 and Stella, b. 1890 by a previous marriage.  Who was Lawrence and Stella Barr's mother?  When did she die? What was James Barr's birth and death dates? Sonia Barr,

Posted 1/22/2006


I am trying to locate the parents of Sarah E. Anderson who married William N. Wallace on July 31, 1889 in Lockport, Henry County, Ky.  They had these children: Benjamin F., Francis, Mattie Elizabeth, b. 1-27-1898, d. 11-29- 1973, and Nannie.  Any information about Sarah E. Anderson and her parents would be greatly appreciated.  (I assume Sarah's middle name was
Elizabeth since one of her daughters, Mattie, had that middle name.) Sonia Barr,

Posted 1/22/2006


Looking for a birth place or father of Thomas Barnes. Thomas and Jane(?) had at least three children in Henry County. They moved to Morgan County IN in 1831 or 1832. Thanks in advance for any information. Barnes,

Posted 1/15/2006


Does any one have Keith Stivers' e-mail or address? He lived in Louisville but has done intense research on the Henry and Shelby county Stivers families. Any help appreciated, thanks Emma A. Harris,

Posted 1/15/2006


My "brick wall" is Thomas Jones, born about 1809 in Garrard, KY.  Married Elizabeth Brumley in 1831.  Married Elizabeth Robinson in 1839. I have info on wives deaths, children's marriages but nothing on Thomas, who is my g great grandfather.  He was a farmer and then became an attorney at law and lived in Garrard, Shelby, Trimble and Henry counties.  Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Margaret Hobble,

Posted 1/15/2006


I would like to respond to Bob and Barbara Wilson re: the Perry Family of Henry Co - Also I would like more info for:
Mildred Perry
DOB 10-15-1835
DOM - 1-20-1852
Sp: James W Johnson
Mary "Polly" Perry
DOB 1792
DOM 3-21-1810
POM Henry Co Ky
Sp Sanford Johnson
 Please get in touch with me. Thanks, Barbara J Hall

Posted 12/28/2005


I have a death certificate for my great-grandfather Joseph Edgar Enfield, he was born in Henry County Illinois.  It does not list his Father or Mother. Does anyone out there have information on this branch of Enfields? Any help will be appreciated! Holly Enfield,

Posted 12/27/2005


 I am researching my Henry County roots for the Kelley side of my family. My grandfather was Frederick Foree Kelley and his father was John Frederick "Fred" Kelley.  Both are buried in the Pleasureville Cem.  My grandparents lived in and around Cropper for as long as I know, but he was born in New Castle from what I am told.  Looking for family of John Frederick Kelley. Any help will be appreciated, Mark Kelley Stigers,

Posted 12/01/2005


I am looking for this couple, William P. Aldridge/Eldridge and Amanda Ellen Harlow married in Henry county Aug. 21,1883. 2 children known born to them Nathan and Bud. I have searched the 1900 thru 1920 as I believe William and Ellen were deceased by 1920. I have found the boys in 1920 and 1930. I don't know why unless its the spelling of the names and I thought I had tried them all. Thanks, Emma

Posted 11/24/2005


Looking for an ancestors.  John Longest, also last named spelled as Longust and wife Sallie Longest lived in Henry county according to 1880 Fed. Census.  Had a son Shelby Enos Longest born Jan 1876.  Shelby Longest was my great grandfather.  Need to know if he was born in Henry
Co.  Also if John and Sallie were married in Henry Co. I need a date of there marriage and any other info anyone might be able to dig up for me. Thanks....Tammy Simerl,

Posted 11/19/2005


I am researching the ESTES line. According to the LDS there is a Henry ESTES b. abt 1836 in Henry County. Was Trimble County part of Henry? I am looking for his marriage. I have a Lucinda Estes who was the daughter of a Henry Estes, she was born abt 1866 and she married a Lewis MEADORS in Whitley County , KY , which is very south , next to TN line. I hope to make a connection. Thank You, Nancy Metcalf,

Posted 11/19/2005


Turner S. ALLEN born 1821 in Henry Co. I believe his parents to be Nathaniel ALLEN and Rebecca SATTERWHITE perhaps married in Franklin County in 1816. His siblings are Charles D. ALLEN b. 1820, John E. ALLEN b. 1825 and 2 sisters, Rebecca ALLEN, Mary ALLEN.
Turner ALLEN married 3 times, Isabella R. RALSTON 1842, Jane Cosby CALLIS abt 1853, and Mrs. Elizabeth HUNT. The ALLEN family later moved down river to Henderson/Union County, Kentucky area. Turner ALLEN shows up in the 1860 Oldham county census, 1870 shows him in Henderson County. Any help would be appreciated beyond belief. Diane Jacob,

Posted 11/13/2005


Trying to find a birth record for Elisabeth Vandeveer, my husbands 3rd G Grandmother.  She was born 2 Mar 1808 in Henry Co., KY.  She was the daughter of Aaron Vandeveer and Nancy French.
Or if anyone knows of a Vandeveer Family, that would be interesting. Thank you so much. Joy Hardin,

Posted 10/18/2005


As per previous listing for "LAMEN, LAUREN, LARMEN" LAMASTER, I have since obtained a few cert's. On My Grandmothers Marriage cert., My Great Grandfathers name was "Hugh" LaMaster. On My Great Uncle's Marriage cert., My Great Grandfathers name is "Humphery" LaMaster. Now my dilemma has just got WORST!!! Is it HUGH, HUMPHRY, LAURREN, or WHAT??? Also, the "Robert" Hawks that was born after 1910, is actually "Raymon Noble Hawks", so says the Birth Cert. To the very nice LADY of which wrote me on this matter... I believe this line of LaMaster's derive from the same line of LaMaster's from Henry County, KY. I just don't know how yet. I am currently in the process of moving servers, thus I have miss placed your E-Mail, please write again!!! JEAN DAY, LADYHAWK842@MSN.COM

Posted 10/18/2005


Isaac and Sarah Forbis\Forbis. Sarah Haydon dau. of James Haydon. I am looking for any information on Sarah that would include her middle name. I belive that it is Elizabeth. I need proof though. This would link the family to a large group of Forbis in Laurel County, Ky. Isaac is listed as a prominent citizen of Henry County, but I have not found any information on him other than his father and mother. He was the son of Robert and Mary Forbis, also listed as Forbus and Forbush. Isaac and Sarah were in the 1810 census. Any help appreciated. Pat Forbis,

Posted 10/13/2005


I am looking for info on John Russell Sr., John Russell Jr. and Gavras Russell. Any help appreciated,  thanks, Russell Roberts,

Posted 10/8/2005


 Where did all the McCarthy/Ricketts funeral home records go when they closed? I need a death cert. and it is not on file at Frankfort. I know the funeral home was in Eminence for years. The death cert I need would be in 1942, on Alonzo Stivers that hanged himself in Eminence jail Oct. 1942. Also looking for a will for Amanda Crump that died April 1970. She was Alonzo's sister. Thanks for any help, Emma A. Harris,

Posted 10/8/2005


I am researching Queen Carter Parrish, born 2/18/1888 in Henry Co Ky. Death certificate is hard to read. Looks like father was I. L. Carter born in KY and Aunet Hatchetta born in TN. She married Ambrose W. Parrish and lived in Eminence. She died 8/22/1930. Thank you for any help. Carla Aldridge,


Posted 10/8/2005


I am looking for documents that show John James and ancestors/descendants
were from Henry Co. Ky. Thanks for any help, Bettye Wingate,


Posted 9/20/2005


Lula Watkins born 1876 Henry County. She first married a Rucker. Her second husband was a Stivers. I would love to know what Stivers as I have Stivers in my family. Thank you, Emma A. Harris,

Posted 9/20/2005

 Of recent, I have found LaMaster (AKA LeMaster(s), LeMaistre, and many more spellings), to be in my family history. My Great Grandfather was a LaMaster. The problem is, in the one and ONLY census record I found him in, that is, 1900 Schuyler Co., IL., his name is most difficult to make out. At first I thought it may be "Lamen". Ancestry calls him "Larman", however, that is impossible to derive at, from that record. After more study, I have come to believe his name was perhaps "Laurence". Since there seems to be some connection between the IL,MO,OH,MD,KY LaMaster's,
I am hoping someone can help!!! 1900 Schuyler Co., IL Census: Lamaster   ?Laurence?   Born: Feb 1875 in IL as are parents Lizzie*1    Born: Sep 1880 all same Winnie*2    Born: May 1898 CO parents IL. *1:  Lizzie is  "Lizzie P. (Parks) Lamaster-Hawks".
*2:  Winnie is  "Winifred Mae (Lamaster) Jackson-Garside-Jackson". Winnie was my grandmother. She grew up in Kewannee, Henry Co., IL. after her mother (Lizzie) Remarried one Creed L. Hawks in Keewanee. That was in Nov 5-1906. In 1910 Kewannee, Henry Co., IL Census:
Hawks    Creed      Born VA as were parents: Lizzie     Born IL as were parents Lamaster Winnie     Born CO parents IL Ralph H    Born IL as were parents Albert H   Born IL as were parents Hawks    Loal C     Born IL as were parents I am told there was a Robert Hawks born sometime after 1910 also. Can anyone help in finding my Great Grandfathers name and just HOW he connects to the other LaMaster's ??? Thanks, JEAN DAY, LADYHAWK842@MSN.COM

Posted 9/20/2005


Looking for info on John Logan b. 1757 NJ--d.11 Sept. 1841 in Henry Co., KY.  Wife Christina (Barringer) Logan. Need proof of his children. Thanks, Linda Davis,

Posted 9/11/2005


I am looking for any information regarding Enoch and James Fleming who were listed on the Henry County, Kentucky tax list on 08/06/1800. Does anyone have any information about these two men? Any information is most appreciated. Rick Reed,

Posted 9/9/2005


Need information on Colonel Harvey M. Buckley of the 54th Kentucky Infantry USA, Civil War. Need to know his middle-name and full dates of birth! Also are there any newspapers available from Henry County, KY for his obituary, his death date is March 16,1898? Please help!! Perry A. Brantley,

Posted 9/9/2005


I have an old pamphlet that Oscar L. Moore compiled in 1950 about the 6 generations of Moore families that lived on Moore's Ridge, or Ridgemore.  He apparently bought all the family land and build a camp called Cedarmore. Anyway, my sister and I are planning a trip to Kentucky in October, and wanted to do some genealogy research. Can anyone tell me where these places are? Thanks, Peggy

Posted 9/5/2005


I would like to correspond with anyone who has information on Barnett CHASTAIN, b about 1774 in VA. m. Sarah Ann Hixon about 1795. I have read he moved to Shelby Co. or Henry Co., KY about 1803.  He moved to Washington Co., IN about 1815.  I am a descendent of his Son, James, B about 1801 in VA. If you have information or documentation for this line and you are willing to share, please e-mail me. Thanks, Rita Bogard,

Posted 9/2/2005


Hi, I am searching for Elizabeth Jane Woods, born 1854 either in Spencer or Henry county...she married J. W. Woods in 1872...she and two of her sisters were in the home of a Catherine Thurman during the census of 1860, Henry :) Any help will be appreciated, Terry Davis,

Posted 8/29/2005


I am seeking any information on the surname Foree. Erazmas and Florida Foree, Henry Co., New Castle.  Any information would be welcomed and appreciated. Thanks, Deanne Aleem,

 Posted 8/29/2005


I am trying to obtain the names of parents of John Kemp born 10/15/1832 Trimble Henry County Francis M Hutchinson born 10/28/1835 Sligo County They married March 11, 1852 Henry County They left Kentucky in 1857 with two children Edward G. Kemp and Eliza Ann
Kemp and four or five other families and traveled to Harrison County Missouri and settled on the Old Trail. Thanks, Susan Westerlaken,

Posted 8/2/2005


Searching for parents & maternal grandparents of  John McKnight (McNight) b. 1789 m. an Elizabeth Robertson. Any help will be appreciated, Barbara-Ann Reid,

Posted 7/31/2005


I am looking for information on Eleazer Hedden Eleazer was a Captain with the Eighth Regiment commanded by Colonel John Calloway of Henry County during the War of 1812 which was part of the
Fourth Brigade commanded by Brigadier General James Allen of Green County. We have not been able to locate any records about Eleazer since his military service. We know his wife Elizabeth Lewis Thomas married Thomas Givens in Hopkins County Kentucky on 24 June 1826. Any help with these brick walls will be greatly appreciated. Marjorie,

Trying to research Leonard Erzinger family, originally from Switzerland.Leonard's wife was Geltze (Grace). His parents were Alexandre and Anna Erzinger.  Possibly later ancestors in Henry County.  Any help would be much appreciated. Penny Thiessen,

Posted 7/28/2005


Does anyone out there have ANY information on the Downey family from Henry County. I am searching for information on Uriah and Isham Downey. If anyone has information on these families, please e-mail me. Any help will be appreciated, Tim Sullivan,

Posted 7/24/2005


I am searching for any information on George Roberts born July 2, 1783 birthplace unknown.  George married Mary Burchfield on May 22, 1806 in Henry County Kentucky.  Her father, Robert Burchfield was a revolutionary war soldier from North Carolina.  He was living in Franklin County Kentucky on the forks of the Elkhorn River at the time.  They moved into
Ripley County Indiana in 1811.  George and Mary lived on Laughery Creek about 6 miles up from Friendship, raised a large family and are both buried at Blair Cemetery.  George died April 4, 1846 and Mary died May 5, 1857. There was a Jocob Roberts that also lived close to them but we do not know if this was a relative.  Any information about Roberts in Henry
County would be appreciated. Thanks, Donna Jones,

Posted 7/24/2005


Any information concerning Thomas Gaines, died 3/3/1910 father of William T. Gaines born 8/16/1862 dies 12/28/1925. Any information re Alice Joan Hanlone born to Juanita Hanlon, 10/11/1937. Thanks, Gwen Nicholson,

Posted 7/24/2005


Looking for Judge Jay Hall, married a Talbott from Bourbon County mid 1800's. My grandfather is William Talbott Hall, and this is the only Hall reference I can find in the Talbott line..........any help appreciated. Thanks, Roger Richardson,

Posted 7/24/2005


I'm looking for the family of Charlotte D. Rose b.17 June 1817 in Henry Co. KY. She married Josiah Stark in Decatur Co IN  and d. 1893 in Davis Co Iowa. Any help appreciated, Connie Kuykendall,

Posted 7/11/2005


I can trace my family back to Burkett and Margaret Starkes/starks?(spelling?) and from William Phelps of the Mary and John 1630. I can trace them to William and Keziah Still Phelps. Have lost a couple of generations in between.  I can find them in KY, IL and MO then some moved on to FL  My Line backwards follows:
Barbara A. Phelps; Rodney Earle Phelps, Sr.; William David Lafayette Phelps; Quiller Nevel Phelps (in military records name was spelled Quilla Il infantry, believe he was a corporal); Burkett Phelps Please if any one knows the connection from there to William and Keziah Phelps, KY would appreciate it. Barbara Ann Phelps,

Posted 6/26/2005

I have a James Henderson b.1790 VA, m. Nancy Brown b. abt 1794/96 In Drennon Springs, Henry Co.? He first appeared on 1810 census in New Castle? I am interested in knowing who his father was. I know he didn't just appear from thin air, he had to have descended from someone. Also any thing on the Brown families. Any information greatly appreciated. Thanks, JoAnn Henderson Cox, Coxmur@ao;.com

Posted 6/22/2005

My gg-grandfather, Thomas Ireland, was born in Scott or Henry Co., KY, in 1828 and died in Paoli, IN, in 1876. According to U.S. census records, he was a carpenter living in Pleasureville in 1850. I am especially interested in determining his father's name. I know that his first son was born in KY around 1856. There was a marriage between a Thomas Ireland and Caroline Schramme in Henry Co. on June 19, 1854. I'd be much obliged if someone could look up that record and let me know what info it contains. (I'm in Texas.) Many thanks. Patrick Ireland,

Posted 6/15/2005

I am looking for information on Japtha Jasper Louden.  He was born 1825 died 1879.  I have no idea where he is buried, what he died of.  The 1870 census listes him as Jepthy Lowden  Farmer  Port Royal Precinct Subdivision 63.  He married Sallie Louden, but that is another mystery. I show his father as James, but I have a permission slip signed by James giving him permission to marry his "daughter" Sara Louden.  The family had his wife listed as Sarah Mahoney. Any Help on either of this questions would be very helpful. Thanks, Amy Louden Stewart,

Posted 6/15/2005

Unable to find information on Burwell Alexander, born 1821.  Brother Richard Martin Alexander, born 1819.  Father was listed as John Alexander, possibly Joseph Alexander.  Moved from Kentucky/Virginia to Louisiana and then Texas, about 1835 or 1840. Thanks, Steve Alexander,

Posted 6/15/2005

I am trying to locate a marriage certificate for my  Ancestor, Johnston Abbott (Abbett) and Lydia Tucker. He was born  around 1789 Henry co., Kt, and Lydia was born around 1790, Henry C., KY. They were married September 04, 1809, Hannibal, Henry Co., KY. Thanks,  Judy Whited,

Posted 5/18/2005

I am searching for information on Robert , George, Isaac, John, Mary and any Forbis in early Henry and later Oldham County Ky. Robert died in 1813. George in 1831. Isaac and John  unknown.  all were in 1790 census in Henry County. Mary, George's wife moved to Mo. in 1836 . they had 15 children 12 boys and 3 girls. one of the daughters ( Mary ) married a Allen McGuire and moved to Columbia Mo. in 1827. It seams that Forbus was used a lot in Early Henry County. Thanks, Pat Forbis

Posted 5/18/2005

I am searching for any information on NED DORSEY and his wife CHARITY SCOTT which lived in New Castle (Pendleton Road/Sulphur Lane) all of their adult lives.   They are of African American descent, and married in Shelby County October 31, 1887.  They purchased land in New Castle in 1897 from Martha Porter (who is possibly Ned's mother).  NED died in 1944, and CHARITY died in 1942.  They had a number of children: Mattie A., Minnie Dorsey/Thomas, Jessie, Joe, Ella May Dorsey/Reed, Augustus and Ruth.  NED raised and sold tobacco, farmed and cut hair at the town barber shop. His wife CHARITY was a laundress. If you have any information please let me know. Thanks! Stephen D. Dorsey,

Posted 5/9/2005

I'm looking for info on Henry Samuel Cowan, born 1788 in Henry Co. Kentucky. He was married to Elizabeth Harper from Scotland and father of David Cowan, also from Henry Co. If you have any info please pass it along. Thanks! Wayne Gravelle,

Posted 5/8/2005

I am looking for information about the following families:  Knight, Chapman, Owen, and Matthew
William Knight was on the 1835 military pension census.  I am trying to find some information about William Knight when he lived in Henry County Kentucky. His wife was Anna Matthews.  His daughter Anna Knight married William H. Chapman Sr.  their son William H. Chapman Jr. married Eliza Mary Jane Owen daughter of John Sherman Owen.  any of these families would interest me. Thanks, Judy Frisch,

Posted 4/27/2005

I am searching for any information on the death of Jasper Jeptha Louden.  He died in 1879.  I believe he died in Henry Co.  This is all the information I have.  I would like to know the exact date, what he died of, and where he is buried. Any help will be appreciated. Amy Louden,

Posted 4/15/2005

I am trying to get information on the Cropper clan led by BELA CROPPER from
Worcester county, MD. I'm interested in Jonathan C, his son, whom I think went back to MD and remarried in 1820 and his Kentucky wife Provey Dorsey both remarried almost on the same day. Every one assumes he died but I'd love proof of and kind that this actually happened. Love to hear from any Cropper researchers. Thanks, Amy Theodore


Posted 4/11/2005

I am interested in learning more about Joseph Clendenny and his wife, Hannah as well as John and Thomas Barnes.  All ended up in Pike County, Missouri and from what I have read were related, but I don't know how at this time.  They left Henry County prior to 1850, that is when I found them in Pike County, Missouri.  Joseph came from Virginia and married Hannah in Henry County. I found a marriage date for Joseph Clendenny and Hannah Sluck of Sept. 21, 1828 in Henry County, KY. Thanks for any help, Sandra Quintrall,

Posted 1/23/2005 This query is no longer a Brick Wall...the ancestor information was found!!

Looking for information on Doctor C. Aldridge, b: August 1869. 1st wife Daisy Cole and two sons. 2nd wife Sarah (married 1904) had six children. Believe the youngest daughter may be living. Believe her name is Nannie, b: June 1916. Thanks, Leslie

Posted 1/13/2005

Posted 1/13/2005

I am researching the Berry family, however I have hit the brick wall. Isaac Berry married Sarah Ann Ellis 1822, in Henry County but I would like to find the names of Isaac Berry's parents. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Jay Berry

Posted 1/7/2005

I am researching my Kelly line, my g-grandmother was Elizabeth "Bettie" Kelly b. abt 1863 d. 1946, married to Ebenezer Wallace.  I was told by an older family member her father's name was Samuel Kelly, and her mother's name might possibly be Mary Johnston.  I have no other information on her.  I have found them in the 1880 census but that's all I can find.  If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Peg

Posted 1/7/2005

Looking for others researching the Cubbage, Abraham & Rowlett families from Henry Co. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Charles Leach Here is the information I have. (click here)

Posted 1/3/2005

Searching for information on Abner McGarvey and his parents. I believe they lived near Turner's Station. Any help is appreciated. Marc McGarvey

Posted 9/2/2004

I'm searching the Tharp family.  Allen Tharp (b. ~ 1825) moved his family to Indiana before the 1860 census.  His wife was Elizabeth (?) b. ~1821.  Their son Alphens/Alpheus,  b. ~1848 was the great-grandfather of my husband. I think Allen's father's name was George Tharp, but need confirmation and more information on the family. Thanks for any help.  Mary Jane

Posted 8/27/2004

Barack Bryant and Thaddeus Young were soldiers of the Rev. War. Both men were about 95 years of age in 1840, both living in Henry Co., Ky.  They  are probably connected by a marriage between their children. Any information on these  families would be appreciated. Also, I would like to know where these two soldiers are buried .If anyone can help ,Thank you. Patsy

Posted 7/22/2004

I am trying to find the parents and /or siblings of Mary Jane Adams born  Feb 15, 1844. Mary Jane marries James Richard Hancock Jan 21, 1861 in Henry county, the Bondsman was William  Adams. This record says she was born in Henry County. Her death certificate, the informant was her daughter, states she was born in Trimble Co, and her father was Will Adams also born KY., there is no name given for her mother, only the birthplace of KY.
I don't know why I can't find her in 1850 or 1860 either. There are 2 Mary's
of the right age in 1850, 1 the daughter of Living and Martha Hancock in
Trimble county, the other the daughter of Jas M and Matilda Adams in Oldham
  I had thought the Mary in Trimble was mine, till a few weeks ago a lookup
on the Trimble county website sent me back a death date for a Mary E Adams,
in 1852 daughter of Living and Martha Adams. So now I am back to the drawing
board so to speak. Any help will be appreciated, thanks Tori.

Posted 7/22/2004

I have several brick walls. I would like info. on a Bumberry Bennett (Burnberry?) born in ,,Shelby, Kentucky, abt. 1810, he married Elizabeth Sproul Oct. 17, 1829 in ,,Henry, Kentucky. Elizabeth was born in ,,Henry, Kentucky, Aug. 12, 1812. Bumberry's parent were,_____ Bennett and Frankie McHorney. Frankie was born in Indiana abt. 1790.  Elizabeth's parents were James Sproul, born ,,Henry, Kentucky

and Mary Ann Worthington, born abt. 1774,in,,,Kentucky. James and Mary Ann married Oct. 20, 1810, in ,,Henry, Kentucky. Both died in ,,Henry, Kentucky, James before 1818 and Mary Ann after 1840. If anyone has info. on the families of Bennett,
McHorney, Sproul or Worthington please help. Thank you, Lana (

Posted 7/22/2004

I'm researching the ROBERTS, HARLOW and MANN families in Henry and Shelby Counties, Kentucky. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Jim Stout

Posted 6/30/2004

I am trying to find the parents and or siblings of Mary Jane Adams born  Feb. 15, 1844. Mary Jane marries my James Richard Hancock Jan 21, 1861 in Henry County, the Bondsman was William Adams. This record says she was born in Henry County. Her death certificate, the informant was her daughter, states she was born in Trimble Co, and her father was Will Adams also born KY., there is no name given for her mother, only the birthplace of KY. My problem is, I've been all over Trimble/Henry/and Oldham Co's in the 1850/1860 census, and can't seem to find her. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for any help- Tori -

Posted 6/15/2004

Almost all my LITTLE(any spelling) and LOUDEN(any spelling) families were from Henry Co.,KY. I would like to see early Tax Records, Court Records, Deeds, Wills and any early Henry Co., records between the years 1790-1830, especially Marriages. Thank you for your kindness, Linda Swisher

Posted 4/14/2004

Looking for information on G. W. Tiller or George W. Tiller, I did find info under G. W. Tiller nothing under George W. Tiller......he married Lucy Logan(Leagon) I think he died in 1910, but I sent for his birth cert they said they were not keeping records that year! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Joan

Posted 2/24/2004

James GREEN b 1789 E Tenn d.8-7-1866 was the son of Benjamin GREEN and Mary
NEWHOUSE and the grandson of Gardner GREEN and Margaret COIL from VA and NC. James' s sibling were Richard, William, Joseph, James, John, Isaac,.and
Dicey Ann GREEN James moved to Henry Co, Ky in 1799 with his parents. James
m 1 Rachel BUTLER b c1786-88 d c 1822 m 2 Margaret "Peggy" LONDON/LOWDEN abt 1822.His children born from 1808 to 1844 were Levi, Jesse, Issac, Jemima,
Sally, Mary, James Jr, Teresa, John, Nancy, William, Squire, Louisa, Thomas,
Eli, Eliza, Dicy and Margaret. Most were born in Ky but some were born in Mo after he moved there about 1831. Would appreciate any help on this family line. Thanks, Nancy Kessler


Posted 12/20/2003

 Looking for information on the Turner family of Henry Co., Kentucky. Supposedly lived and died around Turner's Station.  Also looking for anyone who could give me a list of Turners buried there at the Turner's Station cemetery.  Looking for information on Samuel Turner who married Matilda???????. Both born in Virginia. Samuel was a Reverend and moved on into Illinois by 1850. But all of his children were born in Kentucky in Henry Co.
      The only names I have of his children are Joseph who married Catherine????? there in Kentucky. And Barton W. who married Rebecca E. Phelps in Illinois. There were supposedly 3 daughter and 4 sons born to Samuel and Matilda. Samuel died in 1854 in Illinois and Matilda died after 1880 in Illinois. She was still alive in the 1880 census living with Barton in Marion Co.  If anyone could help me with this family, it would be deeply appreciated. Thanks,   Eva M. I can be reached at

Posted 11/25/2003

Does  anyone have any information whatsoever on Callie Ann May? She was a school teacher about 1923-24 at Pleasant Union School in Henry County. Hoping to hear from someone. She seems to have completely disappeared. Thanks,  Richard Brewer 

Posted 11/25/2003

Looking for anyone who can  help me find information on the Cain family of Henry County.
1. My dad was Elmer L. Cain Sr. born 2-24-24.His dad was Charles or Charlie Mills Cain born 10-13-1875 died 2-25-1951.
2.My dad had three half sisters Callie, Millie, Bessie. I have been told their mother was Jenny Sanders.
3.My grandfather Charlie Mills Cain also married a Maude or Nancy Ellen Burrows/Burroughs?
4.In the 1910 census I found 2nd wife Maud w/ Callie, Millie, Bessie, daughters from 1st marriage also listed was a mother in-law Mary M. Jones age 55, that would have made her born around 1855. I'm not sure if this is Maud/Nancy's mom, or it could be the daughters grandmother.
5. Also, Sallie Lancaster Cain b. 6-14-1867 married a James Marshall Gaunt b. 12-8-1855 in Carrollton, Ky.
 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Cathy,

Posted 11/8/2003

Would like to correspond with anyone researching the HARDIN family in Henry County c.1840-1845, specifically a NATHANIEL HARDIN.  Court documents indicate that he took care of my 3rd Great-Grandmother, CYNTHIA CLARK FEARS for a time before her death.  Also, my 2nd Great-Grandaunt, MARTHA EVINS, married BAYLESS G. HARDIN and they lived in Henry County and are buried there on what I believe was HARDIN property in an area near Hardin's Bottom.  If you are familiar with
this family, please contact me. Thanks, Ewing Fears Best

Posted 11/8/2003

I am looking for info on a James Alexander Walker,1823-1886. Migrated to lllinois from Kentucky in 1866. Any info on his parents would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, "Dot"
Dorothy Jamison

Posted 9/29/2003

Looking for anyone who is kin to or has any info on Alexander McGrew and his descendants. Thanks, Bev Wyman 

Posted 7/22/2003

I am searching for the parents and/or siblings of Joshua JONES of Henry County.  Joshua JONES b. abt. 1825 married Amanda KELLY b. abt. 1824 m.) 20 Nov. 1844 in Henry County, KY.  Children included #1)Dr. Erasmus JONES b.abt.1846 m) Martha HUMSTON in Port Royal, Kentucky. #2)Dr. John Leland JONES b) abt. 1847 #3)Josephine JONES b. abt. 1852 in Eminence.  #4) Alice JONES b. 1854 in Eminence. #5) Lula or Lucy JONES b. 1855 #7) Dr. Benjamin JONES b. 1859 #8) Dr. William Jones b. 1861 #9) Levi JONES b. 1863 #10) Thomas JONES b. 1866  #11) Clarence JONES b. 1870 in Eminence m.) Susanna STOUT. Many of the boys were doctors and dentists.

The JONES and KELLY families appear to have been neighbors and friends.  George Washington JONES b. 1822 married Sarah/Sallie KELLY b. 1827 in and about the same time frame. I am not sure of the connection between George and Joshua. Perhaps brothers or cousins?  George and Sarah's children were Martha, Margaret, Georgia Ann, Edward, Lewis, Washington K., Amanda Lee, and George W.

I will send emails of gratitude and appreciation to anyone who might be
able to help.   Please reply to

Posted 7/16/2003

I am trying to obtain information on Col. George Martin Jessee of New Castle, Henry Cty., Ky.  Any help will be appreciated, thanks... Nancy Hitt

Posted 6/4/2003

Information Needed Please: JAMES H. McLAUGHLIN, Baptist Minister, Henry County c. 1855 WILLIS JESSE, Blacksmith, Henry County c. 1845 LOCKPORT  BAPTIST  CHURCH. If you are related to or know anything about James H. McLaughlin, a Baptist Minister, or Willis Jesse, a Blacksmith, please contact me at

I also need the mailing address for Lockport Baptist Church, the name of the current head minister there, and to know if there is a cemetery at the church. Thanks for any help.  Ewing Fears Best

Posted 6/4/2003

Henry Co. KY.  I found Henry E. Smith, 38,  b. NC, on the 1880 census in Henry Co.  with him was his family: Margaret  39 b. VA,  Eliza, dau. 19, John M., son, 17, James W., son, 13, Isaac H. son, 11, Robert M., son 7, Martha dau., 4.  All the children b. in VA except Isaac. He was b. KY.  I'm looking for any information about this family. Or any of their descendants. Thank you very much. Betty Dotson

Posted 6/4/2003

I am trying to find the names of the parents of James Kirk, born in Henry Co Kentucky about 1810-1813 and married Elizabeth Martha Brooks in Calloway County in 1833.  I would appreciate any information or suggestions. Karen Razar

Posted 5/5/2003

I am researching my husband's family.  He had an ancestor who was married in Henry County in 1814 and all of his children were born there between 1815 and 1828.  John Truitt married Jane Kennedy in 20 Nov 1814 with the following children:  Priscilla born 23 Jul 1815; Margaret born 23 Jul 1815; Eliza Jane born 16 Feb 1817; Samuel Truitt born 18 Dec 1818; Catherine Ellen born 20 Oct 1820; Rebecca Truitt born 13 Nov 1828. Can you direct me to whom I might wrote to get the records of these events so that I might prove the information I was given. Or if anyone might have information about this family, any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your help. Rhea Jones

Posted 4/22/2003

I am looking for the history of Campbellsburg. I was searching for my relative Jacob Campbell and received an email telling me that "legend has it" that  he and his wife Barbara and children sailed the Ohio from Maryland and founded Campbellsburg, but I'd like a little more confirmation. Are there books in the Henry Co. Historical Society that might have this information?  Are there books that I could purchase? If someone could give me a direction, I'd appreciate it. Amy Campbell-Bishop

Posted 4/4/2003

I am looking for info on the family of my ggg grandfather Amzi Warren (A. W. Banta) Banta b. 2-22-1834 Switzerland Co., IN d. 3-4-1917 Pleasureville, Henry Co., KY  he married: Sarah Elizabeth Osborne b. 12-7-1833 Shelby Co., KY  d. 10-3-1900 Pleasureville, Henry Co., KY  Their Children were:

Josephine Logan Banta  b. 2-8-1855 KY d. 6-16-1938 Pinckneyville, IL buried: Lexington Cemetery  married: 12-22-1875 Eugene Ferris Beard b. 6-26-1852  Beards Station, Oldham Co., KY  d. 3-22-1927 Lexington, Fayette Co., KY  (Was Lexington City Dr. for at least the last 25 years of his life) (my gg grandparents)

Mary Elizabeth Banta  b. 2-22-1857 KY; William Clarence Banta  b. 7-6-1861 KY; Katie Edmonia Banta  b. 10-17-1863 KY; Sudie Banta  b. 7-25-1868 KY; Edward Bryan Banta  b. 4-29-1870 KY; John Minor Banta  b. 5-29-1872  KY

I have been kind of stuck finding anymore info on this family....I have found them in the 1870 KY Census and info on them from the 1910 Miracode index, but other than that not a whole lot...Am hoping someone out there may be able to help me...I have not been able to locate the family in the 1880 census...In the 1870 census Amzi was listed as A. W. Banta...Hope someone can help...Thanks so much for any info that may be forthcoming....Lynette

Posted 3/30/2003

My ancestor was John Minton, born in 1761 in Stafford Co., VA; I am searching for his parents, possibly in the 1750's, 1760-70, in later years he moved to another Virginia county, possibly Culpepper, served in the Revolution; in fact I went into DAR on his service!!! He spent his last years in Henry Co. Ky. where he died in 1838, married Jane Gilmore in 1804. I descend through his daughter Fanny Minton Bell; he had a son Jackson G. Minton. Possibly someone has tax lists or cemetery records, deeds, anything that might give a clue to who John's parents were. Any help will be appreciated. Marjorie Devore

Posted 12/28/2002

I am searching for Thomas J. Hutchison (also spelled Hutcheson), Emma S. Hutchison, Charles Early Hutchison, and Henry S. Hutchison. Emma and T.J. were born circa 1840; CE and HS were born 1858-1866. Thanks for any help. Margaret Hutchison

Posted 12/5/2002

Could you tell me how I can find out if any kind of a disaster/accident happened in the Pleasureville area around Christmas of 1868? I simply don't know where to look or who to ask. I am looking for the cause of death of Sterling Harlow the day before Christmas. Thank you, Terri

Posted 11/27/2002

Hello I am Shane Hollar, son of Lanny Hollar, grandson of Ray Hollar (b. 1915 d. 1961),  great-grandson of Ira Hollar (b. 5/20/1881- d. 12/4/1967).  If anyone can help me go back any further, then please do. Thank you.

Posted 11/17/2002

My Huge CLARK Brick Wall
My biggest brick wall begins with my 3rd Great-Grandmother, a woman named Cynthia Clark who married my 3rd GG, James Fears, in 1829 in Owen County.  It is said, though not proven that she was born in Owen County.  Her marriage bond was signed by her Father, James W. Clark.  While this marriage took place in Owen, she married a man with strong lines in Henry and I'm hoping someone in Henry might have information about her or the couple.  I have a photo of them and they appear to be approximately the same age which would put her birth somewhere around 1810-12.  I have had no luck in tracking them after marriage in the Kentucky censuses, but James does appear back in Henry in 1870 census as a widower living with his daughter, Desdemona Fears CLARK [who may have married a cousin in her mother's family?].  If you have any information about this CLARK branch,  please contact me at

Posted 10/16/2002

I am researching the descendants of John and Catherine Lovingood Roberts who lived in Henry county KY until 1835.  They were in Kentucky by 1803 and in Henry county by 1812 at the latest, so they were there at least twenty years.  A number of their children married there as well, though most moved on into Indiana and Illinois too.  Thanks, Debby

Posted 8/20/2002

I am looking for an Aaron, William D, or Rueben Johnston. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Barbara J. Hall

Posted 8/18/2002

Searching for information about Gertrude Webb Adams. She was the 1st wife of Shelby Ellison Adams and, I believe, she died about 1905 of typhoid. Their children were Lula Mae, Owen Tervis, and Oscar Earl. She may have been buried in the New Castle cemetery. She was my g-grandmother and I would appreciate any info. Thanks, Bob Hudson

Posted 8/9/2002

Trying to find information on my grandmother, Elizabeth Dutton Wallace,
married Joshua Wallace,born,1843, son of John Wallace, dob 7-1808 in
Henry County, married Frances Jane Onan, dob 1812, grandson of Joshua
Wallace, dob 7-31-1761 in Ulster Ireland, Tyon Co. have tons of info on
the Wallaces but nothing on her. they moved to Virginia and West Virginia.
her mothers name may have been Nancy, and her fathers- John. would
greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks  Olivia Bell

Posted 7/16/2002

I'm trying to track down families that have Wm. Foster in them and especially interested in this because Wm. Foster's first son was named Alexander. I just spent an entire day at the library trying to find and piece together info. on my FOSTERs.  I was looking for info. on Alexander Foster, then after finding him in Henry Co. Census, I come home and find his will naming children, place of death etc etc.  Also trying to find Steven Loose who was the submitter for this information. Thanks, 
Linda Foster Pagel

Posted 7/03/2002

Searching for any references to Henry Houseworth and his descendants. Particularly looking to connect Henry to the family of Michael in New York City. Thank you, Anita Myers

Posted 6/23/2002

I am looking for the graves of Jospeh Pulliam Evins and his wife Jane Quisenberry Evins [my 3rd Great-Grandparents].  They are on a property called the Bondurant Farm,
which is now owned by a Mr. Riggs from Louisville.  I am told he had some problems out there and has gated the property so you cannot go down his road.  If anyone knows this Mr. Riggs, I'd appreciate confirmation the graves are there and if he would be willing to let me come in on my next visit back. Mary Ewing Fears Best

Posted 6/23/2002

I'm researching the Moseley family.  My g-g-grandfather Samuel E. MOSELEY was born in KY in 1821; his son Charles Henry MOSELEY was born in Henry Co, KY, in 1850. 

Searching for parents of Samuel and wife Louise/Mary's last name. Thanks - Linda Eastman

Posted 6/11/2002

I am searching anything on GERTRUDE (GERTIE, GURTIE) ADAMS.  I know she was born around 1978 and Died in 1912.  She was married to JOSEPH F. ROBERTS (JOE) and they are found in the Lockport, KY census for 1900.  She died giving birth to twins.  I cannot find her in prior census.  I am looking for whom her parents might have been.  HELP?????

Posted 5/22/2002

Henry County research includes the names:
Chisholm (Chism), James Bennett, Sallie Black, John L Turner, Ben Turner
Through census research, I have traced the family back to 1840,  but Sallie Bennett, John L Black, and Benjamin Turner were all born in Kentucky and I would like to learn where and the names of their parents.
John Reardon Burbank, California

Posted 5/11/2002

I am searching for any information on my paternal ancestors with the surnames:  Floyd, Cubbage, Shaw, and Johnston.
William Floyd, Sr. married Nancy Shaw on Nov. 27, 1856 in Henry Co.,KY
known Descendants:  William Floyd, Jr. b.1857/d. unknown.
William Floyd, Jr married Minnie Cubbage  on Jan. 10, 1885 in Henry Co.,KY
known Descendants: Forrest, Callie, Leslie, Sarah.
Roland C. Cubbage married Frances (Fannie) Johnston on Dec. 18, 1868 in Henry Co.,KY
known descendants: Minnie Cubbage b.1869/d.1940-Ashland, Boyd County,KY.

Any help appreciated!

Posted 5/11/2002

    My great grandfather was Marion Aubrey(1/1854) who married Sarah Aldridge(3/1868). Their children were Myrtle(1/1884)(unknown mother), Mary(6/1892), Minnie(5/1896), Helen(3/1897), George(5/8/1901) and Lizzie(1910?).
Mary m. Benjamin Razor, Minnie m. August Bartels, Helen m. John Crawford, George m. Lillian Thompson, Lizzie m. Henry Ervin.
Sarah Aldridge's parents were Joseph Aldridge and Nancy J. Boyer. Her siblings were Mary, America, Martha and William. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dan Prow

Posted 4/24/2002

JOHNSTON/JOHNSTON, we are looking for the parents of Abel Johnston b.Aug 9.1803 in Kentucky ,he may have had two brothers ,John Miller and William, they all ended up in Lafayette Co.MS by the mid 1800. HELP! Jerry Johnston

Posted 4/20/2002

Looking for any information on R. (possibly Richard) H. Strother. 

I have a letter from him stating he was in Co E. 4th Kentucky Cavalry  of the Confederate States of America. It goes on to state he was captured in Reatown Tenn. in October 1863 and held in the Knoxville jail until being transferred to Camp Chase?? Ohio on November 1st 1863. The letter is very faded so some of it is not very legible. 
My family was from Trimble Co. Kentucky so any information on this Co.
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Maureen Ball  mkball03@msn .com

Posted 4/12/2002

Looking for any information on a Missing Person! Walter C. Payton of Henry County, disappeared in 1950-51 while over-seas in the service. Military listed him as missing in action over England and declared him dead 7 years later. If anyone can help me with information about Walter C. Payton, please let me know. 

Posted 4/12/2002


Posted 4/12/2002

John Cobb was said to have been born in Henry County, KY on 19 May 1814.  Other papers say the year was 1821/22 so could be either.  I know he had at least 2 sisters and 1 brother,  Unfortunately he did not pass down his parents names nor his siblings names.  Also he mentioned Madison, Indiana where his mother's family lived - but we don't know their names either.  He was a keel boat man and traveled all the rivers.   I have the family history after he lived in Quincy, Illinois, married and moved to California in 1850.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Posted 4/12/2002

My ancestors are DOWNEY and PARR. Rev. John Downey (b. 1804, prob. Henry County) and Rebecca (Sally) Parr (b. 1808, died 1835, Henry County). Her father is Aaron Parr.
They were married on December 6, 1824. I am researching Downey and Parr in Henry County. Am I the only one? Thanks for your help. Mary Jane Phillips-Matz

Posted 4/4/2002

Looking for information on surname Aldridge in Henry Co. Also surnames, Eldridge, Troxell, Woolums and Clark. Any help appreciated.

Posted 2/13/2002

Looking for information on John STUDDART. He is in the 1830 Census, Henry County, pg. 50. Married with children. Can you help me with any other information about this man?  Or clues where I might look? He was born in KY (Where?) in 1790 - this from the 1850 census info). Thanks, Toddy 

Posted 2/3/2002

Searching in: Henry and Owen Co.,KY

1881-1889  George W. Moppin and Emma Sanders. George was born 1857; Emma born abt. 1861. George was died in Green Co.,KY 1887 at age 30. Emma remarried to J.W. McDaniel 1889 in Owen Co. George and Emma had 2 children: a son and a daughter Emma had 5 more children with 2nd husband J.W. McDaniel. Any information is appreciated. 
Madge Haney

Posted 1/30/2002

Looking for Joseph Daniel Cook, 2 brothers John and Lee, 1 1 sister Sally.  His daughter was Leatha Alice Cook.

Thanks,  Scott Ware 

Posted 1/21/2002

Looking for any info on Robert Sparks born in VA Feb-15-1777 died Henry Co.KY April-10-1831, married July-21-1798 in Madison Co,VA. to Isabelle Ford she was born May-23-1776 and died April-19-1861, they are buried at Pleasureville? Also looking for info on Oliver Towles Sparks b 1813. Oliver's wife was Elizabeth Lacklin who was also born in Henry Co. Thank you, Sherman Sparks 

Posted 1/20/2002


Posted 1/20/2002

I have been trying to find some information on my husbands family in Henry county ,His GG Grandfather was Josiah Jividen-Givoden-Gividen. GG Grandmother was Serelda(Hedges) Jividen-Givoden-Gividen, We know this man was a civilwar veteran and he died some where near Port Royal. They were married in Henry County, His wife was killed by a train June 27th 1892 near English Station We have been trying to find information on her death. Could anyone please tell me where I could look for this information or if you have ever come across this story before. They lived all their lives around Henry Co, And we are sure they are buried there too. If you know of anything could you please help us.. Thank you !! Patricia Jividen

Posted 1/20/2002

Researching Reuben Johnston/Johnson lived in Henry Co (according to census records 1870 pg 278 age 74 wife Louisa Smith age 50 following children:Tolbert,Almira Aaron,William and Mary(twins) and Joanna. Reuben not listed in 1880 census -they lived in the Port Royal Precinct. Any help appreciated. Barbara J. Hall

Posted 1/18/2002

Can anyone give me any information regarding the location of the Eminence Cemetery? Thanks, Tonya Hull

Posted 12/15/2001

I am searching for information on a Lawrence Conner who married Susan King in Henry County Ky. 23rd Dec.1823. Thank You.
Cleston Conner

Posted 11/25/2001

I would like to submit the following "brick wall"query:
"Seeking information on John JOHNSTON, b 1757 in Culpeper Co. VA; died 1832 in Henry Co. KY.  His children were John (Jack), Sanford, Polly B. (Mary) and Matilda.  I am especially looking for information on his wife who probably died between 1820-1830.  Was her name Fanny?  The surnames of FRANKS, BERRY and ROBERTS are linked to this family.  The given name of Sanford appears in the last 5 generations in my line, was this perhaps his wife's maiden name?  Where do the SULLINGERs and MALLINs fit in?"

Also, do you know where or who I could contact to find information on the Port Royal Cemetery, Sullinger's Mill and the Cain Run Meeting House?

Mary Enlow

Posted 11/25/2001

I am researching my early Hamilton Family and believe that they lived for a time in Henry County, KY.  Samuel and Jane Smith Hamilton left South Carolina around 1805 with their 5 children:  Alexander, Elizabeth, George, Israel, and John.  They lived from around 1805 until 1816 in Ky later moving to Preble County, Ohio.  There were 4 children born in KY:  Mary Ann (Polly), Robert, Nancy, and James.  The family were members of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church in SC and later in Ohio so were likely in KY as well.  Any information is greatly appreciated.

Melissa Ziegler

Posted 10/23/2001


Posted 10/14/2001

I am looking for information on Daniel Birch/Burch.  He married Mahala Williamson in Fayette County, KY on September 17, 1825 and I find them on the Henry County census for 1840, 50 and 70.  In Fayette County they were married as Burch, but in Henry Co show as Birch.  They are both buried in the Smithfield Cemetery and had at least one daughter, Amanda who married a Jacob Martz in 1870.  Mahala's sister, Naomi, married my James Burch in Fayette County and I believe he is a brother of Daniel's. 

Thanks!   Carole Marlow   


Posted 10/2/2001

Looking for George Washington Smith. His wife Amanda Moore Smith died around 1900. George W. Smith remarried Annie White. I am not to sure on her last name White. They were married at the home of J.A. Whites in Port Royal, in Henry County. That is all I could find. If anyone has any information on them, Please contact me.
George W. Smith and Amanda are my ggrandparents, And I am trying to find out where he is buried. Thanks,


Posted 9/11/2001

I am groping in the dark. looking for an Isaac Lemaster (Lamaster, LeMaster, LaMaster), born 1815(?)Born in Henry county, Ky. Any information will be much appreciated. Very new at this.  

Thank you:     Kirchel LaMaster 


Posted 9/11/2001

Does anyone have any records for Beverly J. Chapman, our g-grandfather. He lived with his wife, Margaret Chapman, in Henry Co., KY and died in the early 1900s. They also had a daughter, Mollie (Mary). We would appreciate any information you may find. Thank you, Jane Raisor Williams

Posted 9/3/2001

I am researching William Williams born 1819 Henry Co., KY.
married Mrs. Sarah Frances (Demaree) Compton.

Posted 9/3/2001

I am searching for parents, siblings, and any information at all about my gggrandfather, JOHN FARRIS (FARIS, FERRIS), who was born in Kentucky 23 April 1815. JOHN FARRIS married REBECCA DICKSON in Jefferson County, IN in 1841; the couple moved to Missouri by 1844.

Posted 8/12/2001

I am looking for any information on John Carter, son of Nancy Bates and William Carter, born on June 1, 1859 in New Castle, Ky. Also looking for the wife or children of Lyter Conn Carter. Thanks, Becky Ison

Posted 8/7/2001

INGLE, Elijah b. April 23, 1824 in Ballardsville, Henry Co., KY, was orphaned as an infant and raised by an Uncle, Nealey INGLE who married Susan Ann CHASTAIN on 14 Feb 1825 in Henry Co. Other Uncle's were: Henry Payne INGLE who married Elisabeth CHASTAIN on 29 Nov 1824 in Henry Co. and William Howells INGLE who married Mary (Polly) CHASTAIN on 04 Jan 1830 in Henry Co. I am searching for Elijah's parents, who would have died sometime between 1824 and 1831. Elijah moved to Edgar Co., IL with his Uncle Nealey INGLE in apx. 1831.

Karen Ingle-Langendorfer (New Email Address 1/09)

Posted 7/28/2001

I'm trying to get information on GODFROY: John C. who died on March 24, 1937.  At that time he was a resident of Lockport, KY...but died in Jefferson Co.  Would like his obituary  or any info on his life and family.   Thanks,  A. Bristow 

Posted 7/28/2001


Posted 7/6/2001

I am searching for John C. Jones who was born in Henry County in approximately 1795.  He moved to Montgomery county Indiana in 1831 and Sullivan County Indiana around 1844.  He may have married in Henry County but all of his children were born in Indiana. Thanks,  John R.Jones.

Posted 7/4/2001

I am searching for the family of Rebecca and William Reynolds.  Rebecca was born in 1795 in Henry County, KY, and she married Jonathan Rice in Henry County, as well.  William, as a soldier in the War of 1812, went down the Wabash River.  Ten years later, several families, including Jonathan and Rebecca and William's family, moved to Montgomery County, IN.  William and Rebecca died there.

Posted 6/23/2001

I descend from William Morgan and Rachel Feamster Morgan who resided in Henry County in the late 17th and early 18th Century. Right now I am seeking information on the whereabouts of a Family Bible that was sold from the personal property of William Morgan to a T. Morgan, no doubt Williams son Thomas Morgan who farmed in Henry County and is buried on his old farm. We believe that the bible passed on to Sarah Jane (Sallie) Morgan Robertson, the only surviving child of Thomas and Lucinda Bryan Morgan. Any help on this item would be appreciated.   Fred T. Morgan

Posted 6/13/2001

I am researching the surnames Harford, Fuller, Mossbarger, and Donan. I have already found a little on the Harfords and Fullers here at this website. They all lived in Kentucky and then moved to Missouri. I have been visiting my local Family History Center. I was looking through Kentucky records (birth, death, marriage) and have found Henry Co births for 1855 recorded in Green Co, Ky. These records are on microfilm. Thank you for any help, Maria Richter 

Posted 5/22/2001

Looking for information about James Alfred Peters, later became The Reverend J. A. Peters.  I would like to know if his father was a preacher, or if there were any sisters or brothers, what his mother's name was.  The book I found on the Pleasant Ridge Church said, he was born in Henry Co. 4 miles outside of New Castle.

Thanks, Paula


Posted 4/19/2001

I am looking for the will of Charity Montfort, written or probated in 1818. I need to know the contents of the will and in particular, who is named in it and where she was living at the time. Does anyone have a source or information on this will, would appreciate knowing about it to help flesh out the last of my Montfort family history. The Montforts were part of the Low Dutch Colony and intermarried with the Bantas, several joined the Shakers in 1805-06 and I descend from 5 of those early Shakers [thankfully my gtgt grandfather, David W. Montfort ran away shortly before his 21st birthday in 1828.] Appreciate any help on this particular will, or any knowledge of
the line of Francis Montfort Jr and wife, Polly Banta Montfort who joined the Shakers in 1806 with three children under the age of five, John, Charity [who married Isaac B. Fallis], and David [who married Mary Cook].

Thanks Barbara 


Posted 4/19/2001

I'm searching for information on Stephenson. Particularly James Franklin Stephenson (1861-1936) and John (died 1936 at age 82). John is buried in Port Royal Cemetery, according to his obituary which I found on the Trimble Co. site. I obtained James' (my gggrandfather) death certificate. It lists his mother as America Alexander (best I can tell from the writing), and his father as James. He died 12/21/36 in Switzerland Co Indiana. John died two days later, 12/23/36.

Thanks, Sue New Email 6/15/05


Posted 4/19/2001

Hi, I am researching the Crawley's of Henry County, my grgrandfather William Thomas Crawley came from Ky in the early 1840's His son Robert M. Crawley went back to Ky after his father's death in 1868 married a Mary H. Craigmyle in Ky. they settled in Henry Co.,  around Robert was John, Alphonso, Francis their mother who was married to James Elias Crawley who I believe was brother to my William Thomas.  John had children Alice, Rose, Hunter, Elias Hayes.  Alphonso had a daughter May who married Joesph D. Stamper.  My Robert had two children Dora/Don Crawley who married Rose ? and Maud who married Barber Cavonaugh.  James Elias and Francis had other children besides John and Alphonso, they were Emily, Oscar, Martha, Alice and Ruben.  They all settled in Henry, Franklin and Owen Counties.  I am looking for someone else researching these families.  Surely there are descendants out their and I would love them to contact me at    Thank you, Linda Maples


Posted 4/19/2001

I'm searching for parents of my Andrew Jackson Taylor.  He was born abt 1819 in KY, possibly Henry County.  He married Martha Jane Dunn in Carroll Co Ky May 24, 1846.  I know that Martha Jane's family was in Henry County and looking at census records I find on the 1820 census:
Edward Taylor with 3 sons under age 10
and Benjamin Taylor with 1 son under age 10.
Now.. Mr. George Dunn (not sure if it's my Martha's father or not since there is another George in the same census) on the same page as Ben Taylor with only 3 households listed between them.  Since some of the census is in alphabetical order (this particular part isn't) I'm not sure if they listed them in household order.  Does anyone have any Taylors in either Carroll Co, Trimble Co, or Henry Co KY??  Andrew J. Taylor is pretty much a brick wall here.

Thanks, Janis

Posted 4/17/2001

Looking for info on JOHN SUTTON who married MARY LOGAN in 1821 in HENRY CO. Also looking for info on MARY LOGAN's parents.
Looking for info on ELIJAH B SUTTON who married  MARTHA GILBREATH-PARKS. Both are buried IN MT GILEAD CEMETERY in HENRY CO.
Any information would be appreciated.

Donald H. Zerrien

Posted 4/17/2001

I am looking for information on my g-grandmother Elizabeth Jane Woods-all I have on her is she was born in Spencer county in 1854.... in 1860 she and two of her sister's Joanne and Catherine are showing up in the 1860 Henry county census in the home of a Catherine Thurman....and in 1872 she married J.W. Harp in Henry county in the home of Joe Thurman.....

Thanks, Terry Ann 

Posted 4/17/2001



Posted 4/17/2001

Frank Hermanson is listed as an additional name on the WWI monument.  My brother recounted that Frank died 11/16/1917 while enlisted in the Army. And that Frank was born in Eminence Kentucky on 4/1/1876.  This is ALL we know about him.  I searched the FHL microfilm of Births-Henry Co. KY 1876 and did not find Frank.  My grandmother, Marie, has passed and so have the 3 children; Minnie, Frank Jr. (?), and Thomas (my father).  Any
information or suggestions would be appreciated.

Many Thanks, Peggy

Posted 4/9/2001

Need info on Thomas Jefferson Brown b 4 Jul 1846 d 17 Jul 1865 m 19 Dec 1865 (Fannie) Francis Mildred Forree b 8 Dec 1846 d 4 Nov 1895. They lived in Henry Co KY.  He died from injuries falling from roof and believe she died when thrown from buggy.

Mattie (Smithers)
Anna (Caplinger)
Nell Virginia
Harvey Baker b 16 Oct 1876 Bedford (Trimble) KY
Can you help?   Thanks, Ginger Hamilton.

Posted 4/9/2001

Baller (Baylor) Davis married in Henry County to Judah Wainscott 1816. Who were their parents? Baylor Davis was born circa 1779 in Virginia. His migration trail includes:
1817 and 1818 Henry County, Kentucky Tax Lists, 1820 Fayette County, KY census; 1830 Boone County, Missouri census;1840 Audrain County, Missouri census; 1850 Polk County, Missouri;1860 Lawrence County, Missouri census
at age 80. Judah probably died between 1840 and 1850. Children included: Drucilla Davis who married Cash McDonald;Ephraim who married Mary ?, Martha Davis who married John Stewart; Mary who married Jarrell/ Jarreld McDonald; and possibly Sarah J. Davis. Would like to correspond with other descendants.
Thanks, Timothy Dollens

Posted 4/9/2001

I am searching for the family of Elizabeth Collett. She married Benjamin Wiley and they lived in Henry Co., KY. Their daughter, Martha, was born 1780-1790 time period..
Surname: Collett, Mitchell, Wiley
Thanks, Marti Baldwin

Posted 4-4-2001

I am searching for any information on Julia Downey who was the daughter of Uriah and Sarah Rice Downey. She was born around 1889 and in 1910 lived with her parents in the Franklinton area. I would like to find out when and where she died and her cause of death. She was married to Thomas
Sullivan June 6,1907 in Henry County and is a mystery to me why she lived with her parents in 1910.Any information on her would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Tim Sullivan 

Posted 4-4-2001

I am looking for any information on the Ludlow and Blackwell families in Henry County.

Thanks, Jan Andrews


Posted 4-4-2001

Searching for information on Elizabeth Karns, b Nov. 19, 1814 in Shelby or Henry co. d April 4, 1844 Davies Co Ky. M John Watkins Jr. aft Sept. 3 1856 Davies co. Ky..
Researching Surnames: Karns, Kerns, Watkins, Bristow, Hopkins, Hull, Boone

Thanks, Pam

Posted 3-22-2001

I am searching for John MEAD who was on the Revolutionary War Pension list. At that time he was living in Henry Co. I believe his granddaughter was Emerine Mead WILSON who was born in Henry Co in 1817. Her mother was Mehala MEAD who married William WILSON in 1809. Does anyone have any information on any of these people?
Thanks, Evalena Erzinger

Posted 3/22/2001

I am searching for my husband's family. His grandfather was Joseph William Harris, born abt. 1870, married Ella Littrell. They had several children; James, Dave, Charles, Mattie and Minnie. I am most interested in my husband's father, James Harris. Born in Henry County (Eminence, KY) in 1891, died in Lexington, KY in 1957. He married Elizabeth Hamm. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Emma Harris

Posted 3-16-2001

I am looking for information on George Washington Smith. He was from Henry County. He was born in about 1847. I think his fathers name was Harvey Smith,  I am not sure. Washington was what was on his marriage license, he married Amanda Moore. daughter of Robert Moore of Turners Station Ky. George W. Smith fathers name was not on it, but said, he was from Henry County too, but born in Va.  He married Amanda Moore in 1875 in Carroll County. This is so hard for there are a lot of Smiths. I have looked everywhere. These are my G-Grandparents.
 Thanks, Sharlene Shepherd

Posted 3-16-2001

Samuel Jones B. 12/17/1798 in Grayson Co., VA  or  Tennessee. D.  1884 in Henry County, KY.
Married Lucinda Malin in 1822.
Brother Abraham also lived in Henry County.
Daniel Jones B. 1775 most likely his uncle.

Looking for any information about this family! 

Many Thanks, Rick Hutchison

Posted 3-15-2001

My family lived in Henry County from about 1800 till right near or right after the end of the "War of the Rebellion." The Civil War for some of us. So I have a lot to uncover in Henry County, including the grave of Cyrus Wiley, the !st Corporal of Eleazor Headdie's Company, War of 1812. Cyrus died in 1862 and is buried in Henry County.
 Thanks, Lowell Wiley

Posted 3-10-2001

I am trying to locate the person who submitted the "Confession of Richard Shuck". It was written by my g-g grandfather, Jesse Fears. Would like to know his connection to this case. Have info and willing to share.

Thank you, Mary Fears Best

Posted 3-8-2001

If anyone has information on Edmund Harlow that married Sarah Beckley in July 1849, please contact me! This has been a brick wall for 15 years.
Thanks, Darlene Amos

Posted 3-7-2001

Desperately looking for ANY info on Samuel Mays. Owned old Jacoby Hotel in Pleasureville. Operated Slemmons Drug store..1880's time frame. Some family lived near Defoe.

Thanks, Debbie


Posted 3-7-2001

Will you please try to help me find the names of the parents of  Vincent Jefferson Poole ? He married Cracinthia  Ann  Lindel in Hardin Co. Ky.    His son Thomas Jefferson Poole is buried in Smithfield.  I feel that the family lived in that area. Vincent married  15 Jan 1828.    Son T.J. was born 5 Nov  1844  .   He died  20 Nov. 1926 .   Surely  he wasn't the first child.   If so,  what took so long? Any help will be appreciated.
Jean Bailey             

Posted 3-7-2001

Do you have any idea whom I could contact regarding the cemetery records for Sulphur Cemetery?  Who is responsible for it nowadays?  I would like to obtain the burial records for my great great grandparents, Wm. and Margaret Jackson, and don't know who to ask! 

 Thanks, Diane

Posted 3-7-2001

Hello, I'm researching mostly the Russell family but my g-g-grandfather married a Nancy Patterson.  Can you tell me about online info available such as census, birth records, etc?  I had found the Henry Co. 1852 birth records online and found relatives on there.  Also, does Bethlehem still exist?  How about Kentucky River?  If there isn't much on line yet, is it easy to visit the courthouse or wherever the records are kept?  Thanks  a lot.  

Warren Russell

    Posted 3-7-2001

  The families I am trying to gather additional information on are the Blanton, Rains and Walker families.  My great grandfather, William Dudley Hundley married Mattie Zaring Walker (