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DEVER, DIAL, HALL, HARNESS, JONES, LAMBERT, TINGLE posted by Missi Nussbaum on Sunday, June 1, 1997

I am seeking information on my grandmother's family lines, and would be interested in exchanging information with distant kin. My Henry county connection is Letitia(Lettishia,Lettichia) E. TINGLE, born Mar.22,1858 to Rheuben TINGLE and wife Mary Jane or Martha J. JONES. Other names in my search are: LAMBERT,HALL, DEVER,HARNESS, and DIAL. Anything on Letitia's parents would be especially helpful.

NEAL, NEILL posted by Sandy Myers on Monday, June 2, 1997

Looking for anyone researching NEILL/NEAL surnames In Butler, Henry, Jefferson, Knox, and Shelby counties

FEWELL posted by BSF777 on Tuesday, June 3, 1997

I am looking for FEWELLs that lived in Henry Co., Ky. May have originally come from Kansas.

COMPTON, DEMAREE, WILLIAMS posted by Lawrence May on Thursday, June 5, 1997

WILLIAMS, William H., b. March 18, 1819 Henry Co., KY; m. June 25 Switzerland Co., IN Sarah F. (DEMAREE) COMPTON; d. May 23, 1905 Macoupin Co., IL.


Looking for info. on the following people: William H. BEMISS and his wife Catherine HEADY in Nelson Co., KY Nancy HEADY in Nelson Co., KY James Louis HIEATT and his wife Emma POWERS in Shelby, Franklin and Henry Co., KY Walter Franklin BRAWNER and his wife Elizabeth SMITHERS in Shelby, Franklin and Henry Co., KY John Edward BRAWNER and his wife Margaret Ann PULLIAM in Shelby, Franklin, and Henry Co., KY Odd Quincy WILEY and his wife Amanda in Owen and Franklin Co., KY William Henry HAWKINS and his wife Ella COSTIGAN in Shelby, Grant, Owen and Henry Co., KY Delbert COSTIGAN in Owen and Grant Co., KY John HARDESTY and Kate BIBB in Henry, Carroll and Owen Co., KY James SPARROW and Sarrah INGRAM in Anderson and Nelson Co., KY Joseph SEARCY and Mary Ann WHITEHOUSE in Mercer, and Anderson Co., KY Joel Thomas WHITEHOUSE and Frances NEACE in Mercer Co., KY Henry NEACE in Mercer Co., KY James WHITEHOUSE and Sarah in Mercer Co., KY James COULTER and Rebecca MURPHY in Washington Co., KY Harrison COULTER and Elizabeth LEONARD in Mercer and Washington Co., KY John LEONARD and Deborah THOMPSON in Washington and Mercer Co., KY

MCCLURE, MEEK, STEWWART posted by George Taylor Meek on Thursday, June 5, 1997

Searching for any information on a Thomas Barney MEEK Sr., born in Kentucky 1847 or 1852 Henry, KY, or his wife Augusta Ann MCCLURE Also Serena STEWWART born 1820 Henry, Ky

ADAMS, CAPLINGER, GILL, HALL, MILLER posted by Dennis Thompson on Friday, June 6, 1997

I am seeking any info on the following Henry county names, generally around Pleasureville. George Milton ADAMS, b 6/07/1863, son of Milton ADAMS, b 9/19/1820, and Eliza Ann HALL, b 1822. She is the daughter of David HALL, b 1805, and Rachel MILLER. David son of Squire HALL, son of David HALL, b 1749. Also interested in Annie Cordelia CAPLINGER, b 8/10/1868, daughter of Jacob CAPLINGER, b 1/28/1843, and Charity Elizabeth GILL, b 5/02/1845.

AUSTIN, COLLIER, PARRENT posted by Linda Crawford on Friday, June 6, 1997

Looking for any and all information on John, Philip, Thomas PARRENT from Henry Co KY as early as 1800. They are each found in the following years in Henry, Franklin and Breckinridge counties. Connect with COLLIER and AUSTIN families.

DEACON, LIGHTER posted by Elizabeth Lighter on Friday, June 6, 1997

Looking for information on the LIGHTER family. Go to my husband's grandfather Elbert Lighter only. He was a carpenter. They lived in Henry Co., Shelby Co., Franklin Co. & Jefferson Co. There was a story recalled by one member of the family about Elvessie DEACON talking about coming from a place called Clemon's Bottom. Elvessie was married to Elbert Lighter.

HUEY, HUGHEY, HUGHLEY, JONES posted by John Burdick on Friday, June 6, 1997

HUGHEY/HUEY/HUGHLEY. Seeking information on the family of Lewis Hughey (1762-1841) who died in Hickman County, KY. I'm a descendant of daughter Elizabeth who married Daniel JONES and lived in Henry Co., KY.

BLACK, MARKHAM posted by Pam Garrett on Friday, June 6, 1997

Need any information on the family of James Davidson MARKHAM who married Sophrinia BLACK 1879 in Henry Co., KY. Sophrinia was the daughter of EB (Eleazor?) BLACK of Henry Co., KY. I have records of James D MARKHAM (school-teacher) in 1900 census of Henry Co., Ky --living with his daughter Mary MARKHAM, age 15. Members of the family are buried in Low Dutch Cemetery, Pleasureville, Henry Co., Ky. James D MARKHAM d. 1945; Sophrinia BLACK MARKHAM d. 1890; children - Norbourne and Lucy buried with them. Does anyone have record of what happened to James D MARKHAM or his daughter Mary MARKHAM? I am also interested in the BLACK family of Henry Co., KY.

HANKS posted by Charles Krimm on Friday, June 6, 1997

Looking for information as to land owned and residence of, offspring of, marriages of HANKS, John or HANKS, Abner from the period of approx. 1785- 1820


Looking for others researching the MILES family of Clark and Henry Co., KY. Brothers Morris, John, Benjamin, and Samuel moved to Clark Co around 1800. Morris Miles md Nancy HAYS in Clark Co. in 1807. Their children were John, James Harvey md Emeline CROPPER, Benjamin md Heatha WATTS, Eleanor md John BROWNING, Harriet md Caleb BROWNING, Eliza md William ALLEN, Sarah md Nelson MOWRY. John Miles md Mary LACKLAND in Clark Co. in 1806. Their children were Xantipy md William PEDDICORD, Louise md Carlton PEDDICORD, Lucinda md Joshua LYLE, Sarah Jane and Emily both md John Bartlett Hays, and John Miles md Martha Calloway. Benjamin Miles md Eliza GOFF. Seeking for more info on their descendents. Samuel Miles disappears from Clark Co. by 1810. Seeking more info on his descendents.

ADMIRE, FLETCHER, KEMPER, WALDEN posted by Roxanne Walden Mann on Friday, June 6, 1997

WALDEN, KEMPER, ADMIRE, FLETCHER. Looking for information regarding Richard F. Walden born 3 Jan 1790 in Henry Co. died 12 Jan 1858 - Oldham Co. - need to know where he is buried. 1st wife Phoebe KEMPER 2nd wife Ruth ADMIRE Fletcher.

LAGOW posted by Dorris Lagow on Friday, June 6, 1997

Richard LAGOW was in Henry Co. in about 1805, from there he went to Greene Co., TN and later to Crawford Co., IL. We think that he was a brother of Wilson LAGOW who was in Shelby Co., KY at an earlier date. Richard married Margery.

CRAIG, NEVILL, SMITH, STEWART, STIPP, SUTTON posted by Elise S. Olsen on Friday, June 6, 1997

I am researching my ancestors Robert C. SMITH and his wife Elizabeth NEVILL. Robert was born abt 1772 in Shelby, KY. He married his wife in Shelby on 16 April 1799. Elizabeth NEVILL b: 1779 in Fauquier, VA. to Thomas NEVILL and Mary STEWART. Robert and Elizabeth Nevill SMITH had at least 7 children who were born in Henry County, KY. They were: Helen SMITH b: 3 Oct 1802, d: 6 Nov. 1873. Scott N. SMITH b:1809, m: 9 Apr 1832 to Elizabeth SUTTON, d: 10 Aug, 1864. Jane SMITH b: 1817. Robert N. SMITH b: Feb 1818, m: 13 May 1841 (1st)Sarah CRAIG, m: 19 Jul 1848 (2) Margaret STIPP, d: 20 Mar 1886 in Clay CO., IL. Susan SMITH b: abt 1820. Elizabeth SMITH b: abt 1822. Kitty SMITH b: abt 1824. Sarah SMITH b: abt 1826. I would love any information on this family. Particularly about Robert C. SMITH's father who is also a Robert SMITH. I know they were early settler's in Henry and Shelby County, KY. I know that Robert C. SMITH and Robert N. SMITH moved their families to Clay County, IL. about the 1830's.

FERGUSON posted by Charles Krimm on Tuesday, June 10, 1997

Looking for information on the FERGUSON family that was in Henry Co. in the mid to late 1800's, they came from Virginia and were on the way through to Indiana

BURKE, JACKSON, PECAR posted by Diane Clark on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

Searching for information on William JACKSON, b. March, 1834, either in KY or England, sources differ on that. Married Jan., 1855, Margaret W. BURKE, b. 1834, Ireland. They lived in Henry County from at least 1859 until William died in 1897 and Maggie died in 1910. They both are buried in Sulphur Cemetery. They had four children: William, Emma, Maggie, and Joseph. Joseph JACKSON was b. Henry Co. KY, April 1859. Married Mary PECAR of Milton, Trimble Co., ca. 1882. Joseph JACKSON died in 1922 and is buried in Louisville. I can find hardly anything regarding William and Margaret JACKSON. I would especially like to know where William was born and when he, if born in England, and Margaret came to this country, and where they were married.

HENDERSON posted by Morgan Winters on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

I am looking for Lucretia HENDERSON who owned 100 ac. of land in 'walnut bottoms", Henderson Co. Ky in the early 1800's. She was fom Henry Co. Ky. Others were Wm. T. HENDERSON, James HENDERSON, Andrew Jackson HENDERSON. A small family group who lived on Drennon Creek in Henry Co.Ky. from 1810 (or before)to about 1850.I think some relitive left her the land in Henderson Co. If anyone knows of these folks or and anything about "walnut Bottoms" I would sure apprecate it.

MCGREW posted by James D. VanDerMark on Thursday, June 12, 1997

Seeking correspondence with anyone researching the MCGREW surname in the Henry County area. Including Alexander, Hannah, Mary, John, Moses, James, Rebecca, Elenor, Elizabeth, Joseph and Margaret.

BABER, BLACKWELL, LEACH, LEAP posted by Mark Myers on Thursday, June 12, 1997

LEAP, LEACH, BABER, BLACKWELL. Mable Viola LEACH (b. 8/24/97 - d. 11/24/1966) daughter of Webster Vohees (sp?) LEACH (b. 5/15/1862 - d. ??) and Ester Viola LEAP of Eminence, Henry Ct, Ky (b. 4/25/1869 - d. ??). Any help you can provide to fill in the blanks and continue on my journey is appreciated!

BABER, BLACKWELL, LEACH, LEAP posted by Mark Myers on Thursday, June 12, 1997

I am looking for information on BABER,LEACH,BLACKWELL,LEAP.... William Godbey BABER (b 8/16/1882 - d 2/18/79) marr Phoebe Ellen Blackwell (b. 3/17/1857?? - d ??). For as long as anyone can remember, they resided in Mt Sterling, Ky. Both were supposedly born within miles of Mt Sterling, but I have no firm documentation. Any help is appreciated! I have county references to Clark, Montgomery, Bourbon, Henry, and Madison.


ELDRIDGE-KIMBRO-REDDEN-WINCHESTER-CALHOUN-CARY-GRIEF-HENSON-SHOLARS- I am searching for information on Warren ELDRIDGE who died in Henry Co. KY. I believe there might be a connection to my Obadiah ELDRIDGE b. 1807 TN. A Warren Eldridge appeared with my Obadiah ELDRIDGE on the 1840 Calloway Co. KY. census. I believe this could be a possible younger brother to my Obadiah ELDRIDGE. Any assistance with any ELDRIDGE family that may appear in Henry Co. KY. would be appreciated.

GILLESPY, ORTIS, RODMAN, TAGUE posted by Teresa Pennington on Monday, June 16, 1997

Searching for information on Robert TAGUE and wife Sarah RODMAN. Also interested in information on Robert's son Joseph and his wife Malinda ORTIS GILLESPY. Joseph was married in Gallatin Co. in Jan. of 1835. Both these families are listed in the Henry Co. census. Robert'S will in Henry Co. was in May of 1828.

CLEMENTS, WILLIAMS, WOOLUMS posted by Cindy Pirani on Tuesday, June 17, 1997

We are looking for the name and tribe (probably Shawnee) of the Native American wife of Augustus Gustavus CLEMENTS. He was born August 24, 1840, probably Henry Co. KY, Possibly Lockport. Our records show him marrying Martha Eddings WILLIAMS December 25, 1864. She was born in 1840 in KY and died in 1881. Before she died, she had a daughter, America CLEMENTS, born April 10, 1874, in Franklin Co. KY. Augustus Gustavus CLEMENTS remarried Pollyanna WOOLUMS. The family moved to Lima, OH. We have found other family reports on the CLEMENTS family listing Martha Eddings WILLIAMS as being married to a different CLEMENTS. We are looking for the true name of Augustus Gustavus first wife and confirmation of this. She is supposed to have been full blood Indian. America was my great grandmother and was half Indian. Knowledge of which tribe would also be appreciated.

CARTER, FISHER, MCALISTER, PEDEN, UNDERWOOD posted by Dawn Boling on Tuesday, June 17, 1997

Need information on the following: George Washington FISHER who was born on Jan. 27, 1810 and died on May 16, 1886. He married Lucy Bryant PEDEN on Nov. 11, 1832 in Barren County. Lucy Bryant PEDEN was born in 1814 and died on Oct. 22, 1887. Father of George Washington FISHER was James W. FISHER, Sr. born in 1781 in Lunenburg County, Virginia and died on Aug. 1856 in Barren County, KY. George Washington FISHER and Lucy Bryant PEDEN had several children, need information on James Willliam FISHER who was born March 25, 1849 and died June 30, 1918. He is buried in the Cemetery-Roseville Road, Glasgow. He married Mary E. UNDERWOOD in 1870 (I have no further information on her). They had 7 children, including John W. FISHER born April 1879 and died March 11, 1913 in Barren County. He married Della Mae CARTER who was born Oct. 26, 1883 and died May 1981. She is buried in Port Royal Cemetery, Henry County, KY. One of their 5 children was my grandfather - Alex Furgerson (Blackey) FISHER who was born Dec. 15, 1908 in Barren County and died Dec. 4, 1973. He is buried in Pleasureville Cemetery, Pleasureville (Henry County), KY. He married Mary Daphna MCALISTER May 13, 1928 in Jeffersonville, IN. She was born May 29, 1912 and died May 22, 1993, both in Henry County. She too is buried in Pleasureville Cemetery, Pleasureville (Henry County)< KY.

HOSKINS, STEWART posted by Donald C. Stewart on Monday, June 23, 1997

I am looking for information on William STEWART b. 1813(possibly Knox County Kentucky or Knox County TN) d. 1860 Henry Co., KY (after 1860 census taken) m. 1832? in KY to: Sallie HOSKINS b. 1813 in KY Knox Co? d. 1860 Henry Co., KY (after 1860 census taken) Children: James, Clarence, Thomas, William B., John, Rachel, Lucy, Emezier, Matilda, & Mary Eliza. In particular, I would like information on William's parents as well as Sallie's parents.

COLEMAN, WATKINS posted by Beth Wilson on Sunday, June 29, 1997

Seeking descendents of Edward and Gertrude (COLEMAN) WATKINS who lived in Henry County from 1882 on.


Hosea HOLCOMB or HALCOMB, wife Ruth HOLT, m. in NC ca. 1840 and moved to KY before 1850. 13 Children: Christopher "Chrisley" m. Margaret SHUCK; Emeline m. Owen MAHONEY; Nancy Jane m. 1st DEASE, 2nd FRAZIER; Eliza m. William HARLOW; Lucy Ann m. Samuel KELLEY; Lutisha m. Dock BRATCHER; Dovie; Henry m. Julia HILL; William Jasper m. Emma PETTY; Josiah Young m. Nancy Emma HILL; Martha m. Elijah BAKER; Malissa m. _____ BALL; Mary A. Family was on 1850 Census Clay Co, KY; 1860 Henry Co.; 1870 Franklin Co.; Ruth and some children on 1880 Grayson Co. Need date of death and place of death for Hosea Holcomb and info on descendants.

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