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Edward J. Hayden

Interested in contacting any descendants of Nelson County, Kentucky HAYDEN families.

Kathleen Baxter


I am looking for any info. on MALACHI STIRIN (1814-   ) married to MARTHA ?.  He was in Nelson County in 1870 and he was a Physician. I would appreciate anything at all!

Joe Edwards

Looking for information on Peter Camp that married Mary WATSON on July 28, 1828 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Any help given will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

MAILTO: Edwards, 160 Pine Canyon Road, Salinas, California 93908-8743 Telephone - (408) 455-1385

Sherry Brenner

Looking for information on William Simms. Appears in Nelson County Census for 1800, 1810, 1830. He died in Nelson County between 1838 - 1843. Any information would be appreciated.

Mary Warman

ancestors of a Silas Ashby who lived in Nelson Co. in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Skip Tyndall

William Wright, born in Va. in 1760. Came to Nelson County about 1781. Married Eliz. Parker, daughter of Richard Parker on April 22, 1790

Mary Louks

Looking for Families of Thomas Dawson, b. 3/19/1781 d.10/28/1863. Married Nancy Sanders (Saunders) around 1806. They were married in Virginia but settled in Nelson County Kentucky. Children, Elizabeth M., Martha A., Rosella, John, Olivia and Charles Dawson. Olivia and Charles were born in Nelson County. I am interested in families of Adelade Dawson.

Rose Harnden

I'm trying to find the decendants of my ggg grandfather William Lent,Sr., he was born ca.1750-60 they say in London,???,Eng. and he was in the Rev. War of Va. he marr. 1st. in ca. 1884 to _______, had five children,; Mary Lent, born 1785 in Va. ?, she marr. Wm Reddick 1808 Nancy Lent,born 1787 marr. Michael Cummins Wm.Lent Jr,  born 1790?, marr.Mary Fergerson

William Lent Sr,  marr. 2nd, Elizabeth , wd of ______ Cotton, they marr. 17 Jun 1791  in Nelson Co, William Sr., died in Nelson Co, 1835.

They had my gg grnadfather Edward Lent, he was born in 1793 in Nelson Co,Ky. 

Edward Lent  marr. 22 Jun 1823 in Casey Co, to  Nancy Phillips she was born 1797 in Nelson or Casey Co,Ky.  they had two children James Riley Lent and Elizabeth Lent in Nelson co,Ky  before moving ot Shelby Co, Ind.   where four more children were born, they later went to Boone Co,Iowa where I think they died.             If any one knows of the decendants  of these people I sure would appreciate your input, and All help will be greatly appreciated....:-) Thank you for your time

Michelle Leslie

I am looking for any information about my GG Grandmother, Ellen (or Martha Ellen) Boone.  She states that she was born May 1843 in KY.  2 September 1864 in Nelson County, KY she was married to James Knox ICE. She died 20 May 1890 in Nelson County, KY and buried at St. Catherine Cemetery, New Haven, Nelson County, KY.  Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Joan Wright

My ancestors came to Nelson co in 1794 and settled on Kimberly creek, near the High grove area, I am searching for Gideon Walker 1738 that married Pricilla Duvall in their children were; 1.Mareen Duvall Walker b. ca 1764 Md, m Ann Berry in 1787 Md 2.Martha Walker  b. ca 1766 MD, thought to be spinster 3.Zachariah Walker b ca 1768 MD, m Ruth Duvall in Md 4.Ruth Walker b.1770 Md, m possibly Charles ? Walker Md or Pa 5.Alexander Walker b.1772/3 posssibly m Martha Duvall in Pa 6.Gideon Walker Jr. b. Sept.14,1775 Md, m Susanna May 1814 Nelson co.Ky 7.Sarah J. Walker b. 1778 MD or Pa, m Joseph McMahan 1798 Nelson co.Ky 8.Joseph Howard Walker b.1782 Fayette co.Pa m Katy Featherkill, 1802 Nelson co.

I would also like info on a Cornelious and a Lewis D. Walker that were on the Nelson co.Tax list from 1802-4. Lewis D.Walker signed as witness to marriage of Joseph Howard Walker and Katy Featherkill in 1802. Any help appreciated, thanking you in advance.

My oldest Walker is Gideon Walker 1737/8 prob.Ct, married Pricilla Duvall in ca 1760s, moved to Fayette co.Pa about 1778-1793 , he died in Nelson co.Ky 1810. Children of Gideon and Pricilla Duvall Walker:
1.Mareen Duvall Walker 1764 m Ann Berry 1787 Md
2.Martha Walker 1766  spinster
3.Zachariah Walker b. ca 1768 m Ruth Duvall ca 1788 Md
4.Ruth Walker b.1770 Md, m think Charles Walker prob in Fayette co.Pa ca 1784
5.Alexander Walker 1772/3 Md, poss m Martha Duvall in Pa
6.Gideon Walker Jr. b. Sept.1775 m Susanna May 1814 Nelson co.Ky,moved to Ind ca 1830
7. Sarah J.Walker b. 1779 m Joseph McMahan 1798 Nelson co.Ky
8.Joseph Howard Walker b.1782 Fayette co.Pa m Katy Featherkile 1802 Nelson co.Ky moved to Floyd co.Ind early.

Deb Koplen

Does anyone have this Bardstown family: Margaret Bowie SLAUGHTER m. Samuel CARPENTER of Bardstown, KY Margaret m. James Burr Strother Rebecca Delph m. John A. Y. Humphreys Catherine m. Luther Howard John Slaughter m. Ellen Blake Cosby Lucinda m. L. Able Mary m. Wm. T. Wilson Samuel m. Annie Merill Susan m. John Darwin Elliott

Deb Koplen

Annie B. Graham m. Dr. Wm. T. Humphreys had one child who died young

Deb Koplen

Kate Summers of Bullitt County m. Thos J. HUMPHREYS Rebecca Carpenter m. Robert Walter OWENS Lucy Catherine

Deb Koplen

Mattie Thurman m. Rev. Samuel C. HUMPHREYS Robert H. Humphreys m. Maggie BONER John S. m. Sue Hite Maxey Samue Maxey Humphreys Emily Humphreys Brewer Humphreys

E. Bennett

I am researching my mother's family. the branch of Cissell's I am interested in came from St. Mary's Co. Md. into either Nelson or Washington Co., Ky in 1800s? I think father/mother were John/Mary Cissell. had sons James R. James T. Ignatius or Ignatious, Thomas and maybe a few others. Thomas went on to he is my ggg grandfather. he married Elizabeth Scales in Martin Co. in 1800s was in civil war and died in Loogootee, In. any help is appreciated.

Barbara Wells Sarudy

Christopher BUSH Sr. and his wife Hannah of Hardin Co. KY had a daughter Rachel who married Samuel SMALLWOOD in Nelson Co. KY in 1807.

Who was Samuel SMALLWOOD and what became of Rachel and Samuel Smallwood? 

Thank you for any help.

William G. Carter

Matthew ROGERS married Eleanor CARTER. Their daughter Mary married John B. KELLEY in 1814 and lived in Warrick Co., Indiana. I need information on the ROGERS and CARTER families. Was Eleanor's father Shadrach CARTER? She named a son Shadrach. Who were Shadrach, Meshack, Abednigo, Nicholas and Thomas CARTER? Thomas moved next to Thomas LINCOLN in Spencer Co., Indiana. Who were the families of Gabriel and Isaac COX? I believe that Nancy COX who married Benjamin GRAY ca1796 and moved to Warrick Co., Indiana might have been Gabriel's daughter. These people in my query all lived in Nelson County, Kentucky. Some of them moved to Indiana. I have information on those who moved. I need information on those in Nelson County especially who were their families and where they came from. Who was father of Eleanor CARTER ROGERS? All the people named lived in Nelson County.

William G. Carter 1030 Vista del Mar San Jose, CA   95132

John Paulson

I am looking for the ancestors of Barbara Rownes b. 1765 m. John Hardin b. 1763, Frederick County, Virginia; d. 1853, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Barbara was married in Nelson County September 24, 1790 (according to B.C. Holtzclaw's Ancestry of Nassau-Siegen Immigrants).  Any information regarding Barbara and her anscestors or her husband John Hardin would be very appreciated. Thank You,

Harry Hesidence

Benedict JOSEPH Smith married Harriet Teresa Rhodes ca 1856, interested in all connections. 

D Davis

I am looking for information on Charles DAVIS and his wife Ann ? who were born in Nelson county in 1813 and 1820 respectively. In the 1850 census two children were listed , Searles, born in 1844 and Melly , born in 1856.  The davises were early settlers of Nelson county, and I'm trying to find out what role if any, they played in the county's history.  In the census, there were a number of other DAVISES  listed.  Any information on any DAVIS in the county in the 1700 and1800 hundreds  would be a big help to me.  Thank you.

Kathleen Baxter


I am looking for any info. on MALACHI STIRIN (1814-   ) married to MARTHA ?.  He was in Nelson County in 1870 and he was a Physician. I would appreciate anything at all!

Jeanne Richardson

My ancestor, Adam WIBLE was in Nelson CO., KY, in the 17th-18th centuries.  I am searching on more info on where he came from.

Sue Harris

Samuel GREER m Rebecca HOWARD in PA ca 1777 & moved to Nelson Co. ca 1785. He d 1820, she 1825. Children: Joseph m Eliz. RUSSELL; Nancy Agnes m John HARRISON 1801; Letty m Wm HARRISON 1799; Rebecca m Wm HARRISON 1804; Polly m Oliver HEADEN 1805; Susannah m James PULLIAM (PULLEN?) 1808; Samuel, Jr. m Minerva COOPER 1822; Eliz. m John COON 1809; James Francis m Eliz. MILTON 1822; Margaret m Howard BROWN 1822; Milly m Jonathan YATES 1822. My husband descends from James. Need help with other children, such as death dates & places & their children & spouses. Were Letty & Rebecca m to the same man? Many thanks - glad to share.

Jerry Chezum

I am look for information about (Hannah) Anna (BONEHART) BARRETT. b. December 17, 1769 in Frederick Co., VA, m. Phillip Crume September 9,1788 in Woodstock, Shennandoah, VA, d. December 27, 1848 in Bradstown, Nelson Co. KY.buried near Bradstown (Populsr Falt Cemetery) Nelson Co. KY. I have a great deal of information on Phillip CRUME but need more on Anna, did she remarry a man by the name of MARKS? Also would like to find information on her parents.

Vicki Spencer

I am researching the BATSELL, COTTON, NALLE, HUMPHREY lines in Nelson and Washington Co. My branch of BATSELL moved to Muhlenberg Co. in the 1830's. I will exchange information. And Accept any and all help. Thanks, Vicki K

Gloria Fisher

John Baptist Cambron and Nancy (Head) I know that JB Cambron was born in Maryland and was a patriot in the Revolutionary War. He moved to KY and was supposed to live with one of his sons. He also died in Nelson/ Washington county around 1800. If anyone has info on the Cambrons in this area I would appreciate any assistance I would receive. There are more relations I'm trying to find that is connected to the Tuckers, McAtees,Fenwicks and Hagans.


I am looking for info. on Conrad Kurtz. He died Oct.27,1811 in Nelson Co. He was married to Elizabeth Cleaver.The next generation changed their name to Curts.,and then moved to Harrison Co. IN. Any info. greatly appreciated!

CB Hamilton


Bev Wyman Bevwyman2@Aol

Looking for any information on Leathers Family. Particularly Larkin Leathers born 1802. Need parents and siblings. BEv Wyman

Bev Wyman BEvWyman2@Aol

Looking for information on Thornton Kendall. Moved to Indiana. Sons, Travis, Stephen, Would like to correspond with anyone having info on this family.BEv Wyman

J R Thornbury

Seeking descendants of Thos Thornbury&Teresa Greenwell m. 1814. Also seeking parents of Joseph Alban Thornbury b.1818

Nolan Tucker

Trying to locate the parents and family of my Grt G'mother Virginia Ann Osburn (usually spelled this way) who married Braxton Compton of near Lebonan, Tennessee.Virginia is first found in Henry County, Mo as Braxton's 3rd wife. Next to them was the families of Burdette Osburn, Benjamin Osburn from Bullitt/Nelson Counties. She was born in KY according to the census. She is of one of the Osburn families of Bullitt/Nelson counties I believe. Thanks. Nolan

Mary Warman

I am seeking info on the ancestors of a Philip Ashby who lived in the Van Burean area and in Greens Chapel area. He is buried at the Greens Chapel Methodist church. He married a Sara Driscoll in 1859. There is a Silas Ashby , perhaps two of that name, in his ancestral line. Would line to learn his lineage and where they lived prior to 1830. Thank you!


Looking for info. on Moses J Curts,born Oct.12,1803 in Nelson Co. Ky. His father was Conrad Kurtz or Curts. All info. appreciated .

Paul Reddick

Looking for information on antecedents of William Reddick, who lived in Nelson Co from ca 1800 until 1834. He married Mary Lent, d. of Wm Lent. Known children born in Nelson Co. were Nancy b 1812, William b 1815, Elizabeth b 1820, Catharine, and Lydia. William Sr came from PA & may have been accompanied by a John Reddick.

If anyone has any further information on this family, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Thank you.

Kevin Thompson

Seeking info on descendants of my 3G granduncle, Athanatius THOMPSON, who settled in Kentucky. Thanks.

Fran Ard

Need information about Weiant Pennabaker II who married Precious Ruby in Nelson County Jan 26, 1788. Their son William Harrison Penebaker is one of my ancestors. Any help appreciated.

Roger W. Gleitz

Searching for marriage record of Greenbury Wright born~1770 NC died 1812 IN married Dicy Sevedge in Nelson Co., KY; served War of 1812.

I am seeking information for my children now living in Arizona. Their gg-grandparents, William F. McGILL, b. abt 1820-1830 m. Eliza TUCKER between 1842 and 1850. Their known children were: John Francis b. 1847-1849 m. Rose Ann BUCKMAN before 1898: James Walker b. 1842 d. 1944: Mary: Sarah: Joseph Benjamin: William T.: Stephen: Charles. The known children of John and Rose were: William Joseph b. 1898 m. Ruth Hornback 1927 d. 1982: Mary b. 1900 d. 199?: Martha b. 1902 d. 199?: John F. b. 1904 d. 19??: Edward A. b. 1908 d. 1975: Lavinia b. 1909 d. 1996. ALL were born near Bardstown, Ky with the exception of Ruth Hornback. Family rumors are that two McGill brothers helped to build the first Catholic church in the area and donated some of the artwork displayed there today. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Leo Daugherty

I am researching the Daugherty and Carter families of Nelsonville (which was known as Nelson Furnace in the nineteenth century). I am especially interested in Rev. William Daugherty (b. around 1820) who preached at the Rolling Fork Christian Church (which is now on KY 52 near Lyons Station). But I'd be interested in any Nelsonville history at all -- esp. concerning such families as Daugherty, Carter, Troutman, Sidebottom, Prather, Duncan, and Vittitoe. Any help will be much appreciated. I am the son of Frank S. Daugherty, whose father was George Daugherty (m. Anna), whose father was this same Rev. William.

Rebecca Jackson

I have a record of my great grandfather Shirley Monroe Jackson, b. Sept 5, 1875, d January 24, 1938 and he is reported to be buried in Nelson county, Riverview methodist church cemetary. New Haven? His wifes alleged name was Annie Bill Doanes, and the family rumour is that she is buried in another cemetary becuase of her fear of the crawdads from the river getting at her body after her death. I have no other information other than they were reported to have married in 1905. Is there any way that you could look these things up for me and any more info on either of these folks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Bernard K. Lloyd

Benedict Jarboe was b.ca1762 in St Marys Co, MD, he married Drusilla Coomes (Combs) in Hardy Co. (WV, then VA) they came to Washington, Nelson, Breckinridge Counties in KY about 1795 or so. I know this JARBOE family ties in to the JARBOE pedigree starting in St Marys Co, MD with Lt Col John Jarboe, but I need Benedict Jarboes father/mother to see where he comes in to the family. Please respond if any info on this subject is known.

Bernard K. Lloyd

Robert and Willabey Nugent were the 1750s/60s in St Marys Co, MD. They served in the Maryland Militia during the Revolutionary War. These two and possible another brother came to the Nelson/Breckinridge Co KY area about 1795. There were other families that came from the St Marys Co, MD area to this area of KY at this time, The JARBOE family among them. Need any available info on Robert or Willabey Nugent.

Carol Arrington

DORSEY HOAGLAND m: MARY(POLLY) CURTS or CURTIS in Nelson Co in 1800. HENRY ROBY m: ANNA HOAGLAND 1822 in Nelson Co. HIRAM SHEPHERD m: MARY ANN BLANDFORD 1833 IN Nelson Co. JOSEPH ROBY m: SARAH ANN SHEPHERD ABT 1853 (WHERE?) Some of these families were part of the Catholic community near Bardstown before moving to Daviess Co Ky in mid 1800's I would like to hear from anyone who may be working on any of these names.

Lyndon N. Irwin

William HARRELL owned land in Nelson County from 1796 - 1802 on which his son, Chester HARRELL, lived. It appears that Chester married twice, with the first marriage possibly to an Everett. The second marriage was in Bardstown on June 1, 1787, to Betsy STEPHENS daughter of Mary Cases or Gates. The Chester Harrells moved briefly to Preble County Ohio, before locating permanently in what became Franklin County, IN. Chester was listed there as early as 1808 in tax lists and as late as 1820 in the census. Will exchange info on Chester or other Harrells.

David L. Batts

I am looking for any information on the GOOTEE family name. I have them coming into Nelson, Marion and Washington Counties of Kentucky in the early 1800's. They were also from Loogootee, Indiana. All help would be useful.

Pat Gist/Guess Lemonds

GIST,Jonas married Charlotte HANSFORD 12-21-1814 in Nelson Co. KY. Would like any information on this family. The above is all the information I have. Need children and parents. Would someone please check the 1820 census to see if they are listed? THANKS MUCH!! Pat Gist/Guess Lemonds

Melissa Thompson Alexander

I am particulary interested in the up and down line Of: Descendants of William Thompson Generation No. 1 1. WILLIAM1 THOMPSON was born Abt 1739 in Washington Co, Maryland, and died Abt 1840. He married ELIZABETH MATTINGLY, daughter of Ignatius Mattingly. Children of William Thompson and Elizabeth Mattingly are: 2. i. EDWARD2 THOMPSON, b. March 06, 1827, Kentucky; d. November 15, 1875, Louisville, Clay County. 3. ii. BARTHOLOMEW THOMPSON, b. Abt 1787, St. Mary's, Washington Co, MD; d. July 1825, Washington Co, Kentucky (or Nelson Cty). iii. IGNATIUS THOMPSON, b. Abt 1782; d. May 24, 1827, Meade Cty, KY; m. MARY ANN WALKER, WFT Est 1813-1825. iv. THOMAS W THOMPSON, b. Abt 1783; d. Abt 1830, Nelson Cty, KY; m. MARY JANE UNKNOWN, WFT Est 1814-1828. v. NANCY THOMPSON, b. Abt 1785; d. January 01, 1861; m. JOEL SETTLE, July 11, 1808, Bardstown, KY. Generation No. 2 2. EDWARD2 THOMPSON (WILLIAM1) was born March 06, 1827 in Kentucky, and died November 15, 1875 in Louisville, Clay County. He married MARY JANE MATTINGLY April 15, 1848 in Raywick, Marion Co,Kentucky. I am descended from the William-Edward-Peter line. Melissa Thompson Alexander


Seeking information on ADAMS ancestors. Henry Clay ADAMS married Sarah Margaret HOBBS. and WilliamR (?) ADAMS, married to Martha FOXWORTHY all in the early to mid 1800s. Any and all leads appreciated.

Robert Crady Adams

1. I am seeking to locate long lost relatives who were born, probably married and are likely buried in Nelson Co. I have family bible information that is said to be accurate but my recent work at the Library of Congress in D.C, while enjoyable and enlightening was fruitless. I can provide lists of complete names and dates from the mid-late 1800s but am unable to find references anywhere on this line.
2. I ran upon a citation from one Mrs. Evelyn Crady Adams from the Kentucky Historical Society with a publication date of 1988. As you will see from my name below, this is a most interesting find for me personally. As appropriate, please forward my name and phone number to the above Mrs Adams with my hope we can make at least phone contact.
3. Any advice, guidance, counsel or warnings you can provide in my efforts are most appreaciated. Thank you in advance for your help.

Jerome W. Lilly

Sarah Elizabeth Viglini, James Viglini, Edith May Viglini, of Bardstown, Nelson Co., Ky.
can you help me with leads to my family? Thank you. JLW

Ron Schroll

I'm looking for information about Elizabeth "Betsy" Quick b. 17 jan 1781 in Bardstown, KY. She married Jacob Kiper on 25 Jan 1804 also in Bardstown, KY. She died on 29 Mar 1859 in KY. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

Ron Schroll

I'm looking for information about Elizabeth "Betsy" Quick b. 17 jan 1781 in Bardstown, KY. She married Jacob Kiper on 25 Jan 1804 also in Bardstown, KY. She died on 29 Mar 1859 in KY. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

Janice Mauldin Castleman

Nelson County Query

BOYLE, William b. c1790 died c1840 Nelson Co., KY (will recorded and probated 14 Sep 1840 Nelson Co., KY). He married Mary _________?. In his will he named his natural daughter Sarah Ann Boyle to be given $1000. He said she was the natural daughter of Mrs. Mires. He did state that Sarah Ann Boyle was of Posey Co., IN. He named his brother Robert Boyle and his brothers-in-law William WADE and Enoch KIMBALL, his brother Henry Boyle and sister Catharine WADE. He left 2 slaves to Thomas Linthicum. Anyone researching these families, please contact me. My ancestor is Sarah Ann Boyle who married Cyrus B. FISHER 14 Nov 1839 Posey Co., IN. Cyrus was the son of Adam and Elizabeth (BALSLEY) FISHER of Posey Co., IN.

Susan Lynch Kruse

Researching ARBUCKLE, Tom, 400 AC l783 on Rolling Fork, and his son, James who married BLAND, Susanna in Nelson Co 1789. Also, William JOHNSTON family who died Nelson Co l8l3 and whose daughters married MONTGOMERY brothers.

Rita Parish Ray

I am looking for my Kentucky Parish connection. Father Samuel mother Sarah Mary, Parthena, Hiram(my gr grandfather. HELP

Larry Fitzpatrick

My GreatGrandmother is supposed to be buried in Nelson, Co., Ky. Her Name is Catherine Lite, wife of G. Howard Lite. She supposedly died in 1954 in Nelson Co,. Ky. Also sons Gillispie Caudill and Monroe Jackson are buried in the same cemetary.

Any information to verify this or any information on any of the above individuals would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU.

Lisa Owen

Hi. Looking for Info on James CONNER(b. ? d.?) m. Pricilla WALKER ( b. 1792) married in Nelson Co. KY. in 1817, they are the parents of Marine/Marene/Mareen Walker CONNER. b. ca 1826 looking for any additional children of James and Pricilla. Also seeking any possible Nelson County info about Marine/Marene/Mareen Walker CONNER he married Mary Jane WOODS 1852 in Breckinridge Co. and is on the 1860 and 1880 census for Breckinridge Co. He died after 1883 last residence was possibly in Garfield, KY. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

James McDaniel

Exchange all McDaniel families of Nelson Co. Especially interested in Redmon Jr. who married Elizabeth Becraft in 1798 or any McDaniel from Maryland to Nelson Co.

Grace Gilgen

Dear Nelson Co. Researchers:
Does any of the following look familiar?

Ahnentafel Chart for Hannah Stubblefield FOSTER

First Generation
1. Hannah Stubblefield FOSTER was born about 1795 in BARDSTOWN, Nelson, Kentucky. She died Nov 1879 in KANARAVILLE, Iron, Utah and was buried in Rockville, Wasatch, Utah.
Hannah married Robert Harrison KENNER Dr., Pharmacist, son of Rodham III KENNER Plantation Owner and Eleanor (NORTHERN) WROE on 18 Feb 1822. Robert was born 20 Oct 1794 in CULPEPPER, Virginia. He died 23 Dec 1877 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Second Generation
2. John FOSTER was born 1767 in FAIRFAX, CULPEPPER, VA. He died about 1814 in Logan, KY. John married Nancy TEAVIS on 20 Feb 1792 in Jefferson Co., KY.
3. Nancy TEAVIS was born about 1765. She died after 1801.
I would appreciate any verification on Hannah's birth or her father, John's burial.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Grace Gilgen 3914 So. Main Nibley, Ut. 84321

Larry Wichterman

ICE I am searching for Charles ICE, born in 1837 in Nelson County, KY His family probably came from Virginia (now West Virginia), but I do not know who or when. Would appreciate any information on any ICE family member, as I am trying to connect Kentucky ICEs to my ancestors. Thank you.

Barbara Lucas

Looking for data Barney MILLER, Militia 1791. Where is wife Mary buried d Sep 1791? Thank you

Gini Carter

Rev. John BEMISS born 1773, died 1860, married Elizabeth _____, she was born 1780 in NY, died 1860. They had William Harvey Bemiss, he married May 25, 1841 in Nelson Co., KY to Mary Cordelia Bedford.

Steve Miller

I am searching for information on Jacob Miller and his wife Elizabeth. I have no birth date for Jacob . His will was Probated in 1827 in Logan County Kentucy. I have reason to believe that the family lived in Nelson County. I have no birth or death date for Elizabeth. She was mentioned in Jacobs will, so I assume she was alive at his death. The 1790 Census shows them living in Rowan County North Carolina. They had 8 children, some of which were born in Virginia:Absolem (b 1775 Virginia), Henry, John, Jacob, Mary Armstrong, Elizabeth Childers, Rebecca Boyd, Virginia Miller. They migrated from Virginia to North Carolina to Kentucky and many settled in Saline County Illinois. I would appreciate any information about this family.

David Hagan

Surname HAGAN Looking fro information on Nicholas HAGAN. Married his 2nd wife in Nelson County 1815

Jeanette (Howard) Garris

Nelson County Query

I would like more information on James Howard born 1814,Married ? Children: Daniel Richard Howard born 11-24,1854. Sara Jane Howard born abt. 1856, James Thomas Howard born 6-13-1858, as far as I know, they were all born in Nelson Co., Ky.Also need to know more abt. James Howard born abt. 1836, Nelson Co., Ky. son of James Howard born 1814?? Married Sarah J. Hay born abt. 1836.

Amy Dean

Nelson County Query

statistics for traffic accidents on Highway 31E from Nelson Co. into Jefferson Co. THANK YOU!!

martha gilkey

Nelson County Query

looking for information on joseph rice.

Kathleen Baxter
I am looking for any info. on MALACHI STIRIN (1814-   ) married to
MARTHA ?.  He was in Nelson County in 1870 and he was a Physician. I
would appreciate anything at all!

Jeanne Richardson
My ancestor, Adam WIBLE was in Nelson CO., KY, in the 17th-18th
centuries.  I am searching on more info on where he came from.

Sue Schubert Sat Oct 11 17:34:47 1997
PIERSON: Seeking information on my Pierson ancestors. Willis and Moses Pierson moved to Vigo county in Indiana around 1820. Willis was a Baptist minister and founded a church in Indiana. He returned to Kentucky for a visit and died and was buried there. Believe they were either from Jefferson County or Nelson County. Their father was named either Isaac Pierson or Moses Pierson. Am trying to find out where they were from and/or where Willis is buried. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Deb Koplen Sun Oct 12 15:06:51 1997
Seeking information regarding the following family James A. Y. HUMPHREYS B| 1802 Spotsylvania Co., VA; M1 .i.______ MAY; M2 Rebecca Delph; .i.CARPENTER, Rebecca Delph; D| ca 1869 Nelson Co., KY Children: Margaret Mildred HUMPHREYS; John S. HUMPHREYS; Wm. T. HUMPHREYS (Dr.); Samuel C. HUMPHREYS (Rev.); and, Thos. J. HUMPHREYS

Jerome Walker Sun Oct 12 19:59:05 1997
We are looking for any information on the husband of RUTH WALKER. She was born in Prince Geo. Co., Maryland abt. 1770. Old family letters state that she was married to a 1st or 2nd cousin named CHARLES WALKER.(possibly) They (may) have been married in Penn. and moved at some point to Nelson Co. Ky. where the husband was frozen to death in a snowstorm abt. 1808-1810. (His last child , Harriet, was born abt. 1808 and he is not shown on the 1810 census, so it's logical.) He was a trader/salesman. Their daughter Harriet's spouse was named Isaac G.Lineback. Ruth Walker died abt. 1842 in Louisville. Ruth's parents were GIDEON WALKER & PRISCILLA DUVALL. THANK YOU for any help! This husband is a crucial name to find for us. The husband's last name IS Walker. The 1st name is questionable.

Eric Bosley Wed Oct 15 09:43:20 1997
I am seeking further info on Susannah GRANT and her parents, Adam GRANT and Jane ___. Susannah was b. abt. 1769 in EN or KY. She m. William KEELING on April 18, 1790 in Nelson Co., KY. Adam GRANT d. bef. March 7, 1781. Jane remarried Grant WAPSHOTT. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Eric Bosley Wed Oct 15 10:08:15 1997
I am seeking further information on the ancestry and descendants William KEELING and Susannah GRANT. William was b. abt. 1765 in EN or VA to Benjamin KEELING & ____. They m. April 18, 1790 in Nelson Co., KY. He d. bef. 1826 in Otter Creek, Hardin Co., KY. Susannah was the daughter of Adam GRANT & Jane ___ and was b. abt 1769 in EN or VA. They had the following children who were born or were married in Hardin Co., KY or Washington Co., KY: Nancy; Lewis; Julia; Frances; Sarah & Jane. Any information on these people or these descendants would be greatly appreciated. I have an extensive database on KEELING descendants that I am willing to share.

PEGGY BENNETT Wed Oct 15 21:28:45 1997
I am Looking for any info on the FERRIELL family who lived in Marion County---Holy Cross

Bruce Wood Thu Oct 16 14:45:59 1997
I'm seeking information on the father of William C. MATTINGLY of UNION co. This unknown individual is the son of either Leonard MATTINGLY (b ~1739, d1829), William MATTINGLY (B.1741), or Luke MATTINGLY (b.`1745) and moved to UNION co. or DAVIES co. in the early 1800's. These 3 brothers were among the first settlers of NELSON co.

Gary E. Young Sat Oct 4 04:28:38 1997
GRAHAM - Interested in John GRAHAM who died in 1798 in Washington Co., Ky. Am particularly interested in locating descendants of his son, John Jr. who was living in Wayne Co., Ky. in 1814. John Jr. apparently married Mrs. Catherine (LANE) JONES in Washington Co. in 1806. Did they leave descendants? Also, interested in identifying the wife/wives of John GRAHAM Sr. His widow was named Mary, but she may have been a second wife? One tradition says John's wife was Nancy WATSON. John Graham came to Nelson Co., Ky. in 1787 from Bullpasture, Augusta Co., Va.

Gary E. Young Sat Oct 4 04:39:39 1997
JACKSON - Interested in John JACKSON who settled on Hardin's Creek (Nelson Co., later Washington County) in 1779 and had a large family. John died in March 1814. Does anyone have evidence if he was a brother of William JACKSON who settled on Cartwright's Creek in the 1780's. The records show them associating with the same people, but I have not found much showing direct association. Also, does anyone descend from John's son, John Junior, who married Winnie STACY in Green Co., Ky. in 1801? Or from John's son William JACKSON who married Anne MARPLE in 1802 in Washington County?

Virginia Smith Sun Oct 5 08:22:33 1997
I am looking for information for Henry Jamar Miller and his mother Corinne. Henry was from Henderson, KY and Corinne was from Bardstown. Any information you may have or can point me to would be greatly appreciated.

Ruth Proctor Sun Oct 5 18:20:24 1997
CARDIN/BURKS/WEYLY Would like any info on Thomas CARDIN. He married Mary BURKS, she was born Oct. 7th, 1835 and died May 7th, 1920. Both her parents William BURKS and Sallie WEYLY/WEYLEY were born in Virginia. They either lived in Hart or Hardin Co.

Rochelle Phillips Mon Oct 6 07:50:46 1997
Seeking any info on John WRIGHT wife was Rosa GUTHRIE WRIGHT.One of their children was James H. WRIGHT b 1-1834 in Bardstown, Nelson Ky.Believe they also had sons John WRIGHT b 1828 in Ky , wife was Rachel A. WRIGHT b 1826 in Ky.John and Rosa's other son was Allen WRIGHT b 1830 in Ky. I know that John WRIGHT b 1828 and Allen WRIGHT , emigrated to Platte County Mo.about 1855. I am not certain when James H.WRIGHT emigrated to Platte County Mo, but he married in Platte County in 1859.

John Harrison Wed Oct 8 09:16:17 1997
Looking for the parents/siblings of Morris BRADY, b. ca.1750, d. 1809 Hardin Co., KY. His daughter, Susanna, b. ca. 1775, married Samuel Snyder in Nelson Co., KY about 1790.

Jim Clayton Mon Oct 6 16:02:46 1997
Writer's wife Judith Grace LEONARD Clayton seeks information on her grandfather JOHN JOSEPH LEONARD. Looking for ANYTHING on John Joseph Leonard, born 1878 in Nelson County in Bardstown, KY. He was an itinerant printer and "type setter." In his teens worked around newspaper offices in Louisville. Joined the Army for the Spanish American War. (All this in his own words). He married widow Martha Anne Garris Robertson in Great Falls, SC about 1906. Unknown how he came to SC...possibly after the War. Told Martha Anne Garris Robertson that his mother and father had been a vaudeville act, essentially dancers. Riverboat people on the Mississippi River. He was somehow orphaned and was raised by his grandmother in Bardstown...she was a Shelton or Sheldon. He had a twin brother. We have researched Bardstown and have found nothing. He has thus far escaped us in Louisville as well. Nothing on his Spanish American War record either. His record should reveal that he lived around Bardstown until at least his teen years. Then to Louisville until the Spanish American War. He and Martha Garris Robertson Leonard had one son, Richard Louis Leonard, Sr. born in 1908 in Great Falls, SC. John Joseph Leonard died in 1947 in Kannapolis, NC.

Terri McDonald Hauk Thu Oct 9 22:27:37 1997
Seeking the origins of gggg-grandfather Greenbery/Greenbury/ Greenberry GRIFFIN/GRIFFEN. It's Greenbery GRIFFIN in the family Bible, born circa 1774/75, married to Nancy. I first find him and his family in the 1830 Daviess Co., KY census, already about 56 years old. Would like to know where they came from and when they arrived in Daviess Co. (obviously it's between 1820 and 1830). FTM CD-#312 shows a tax record index listing for a Greenbury GRIFFIN in Nelson Co. in 1800. If you have any info on the GRIFFIN/GRIFFEN surname in Nelson Co. or info on obtaining copies of tax records in 1800 from there, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

ken woodall Sat Oct 11 07:29:06 1997
looking for the surname NELSON, miss nelson who married james PATTERSON 1790-15.

Ruby Coleman Thu Sep 25 11:27:49 1997
Need the parents and ancestry of Lydia HOGLAND who married Abraham WELLS on 13 Dec. 1796 in Nelson Co., KY. All I know is that her mother was Margaret.

Shirley Platt Fri Sep 26 20:50:55 1997
In search of information link for James William Bowling and Cissily Ann Spalding of Daviess Co, IN to his *possible* parents William Bowling/Monica Johnston in Nelson/Washington Co, KY. Father of Monica was Joseph Johnston; parents of William unknown. Joseph Johnston's will dated 1826 in Washington Co, KY names children, Monica Bowling, Elizabeth Bowles, John Johnston Trying to connect James William and Cissily Ann to their ancestors in the Maryland League of 1785. Was William a son of Thomas, listed as one of the 60 families that emigrated from Maryland? Cissily Ann's parents were Ignatius Spalding and Julia Ann Montgomery. Was Ignatius really James Ignatius or Louis Ignatius?

Mary Ann Setzer Sat Sep 27 15:23:56 1997
John SETZER was b 1841 in KY. I assume in Floyd or Hardin County, because in the 1850 Census I found SETZER'S. But I do not know who John's parents or siblings are. He was in the MO Census of 1860. All census' from 1860 on show he was born in KY. Would appreciate any help.

Barbara Long Emery Tue Sep 30 03:30:54 1997
Seeking info. re. John HART, b. 1760 Berkeley Co., Va. d. bef. 1850, Allen Co., Ky. He was son of Thomas HART & Mary MORGAN. May have lived in Nelson & Allen Co's., Ky. and Greene Co. Pa. for a time. Believe he may have been married to Margaret MUNDELL/MUNDLE, who is buried in Greene Co., Pa. Any info. appreciated. Barbara Long Emery, Willard, Ohio

Lora Hill Tue Sep 30 18:36:16 1997
I am looking for info on my great great grandfather, Charles Roberts,who lived in Samuel's Depot in Nelson Co. during the1860 Census.I am trying to find out the maiden name of his wife Ann Rebecca. I "lost" him in the 1850 and 1840 Census. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Kimberly Thompson Sun Sep 21 19:07:43 1997
THOMPSON, PAXTON I am searching for information about my great-great grandfather James Edmund Thompson who was born in Nelson County Kentucky on October 19, 1855. Unfortunately, I do not have very much information about him. He married a Julia Paxton (I have no information about when or where they were married). James died April 22, 1910 in Minburn IA.

Janice Morris Mon Sep 22 12:53:50 1997
MASTERSON: In 1781 Charles John, John Jr, William and William Jr, Hugh, Hugh Jr,and Zachirah MASTERSON were at Pottengers Station, Nelson Co, Ky. They were all originally from Pa and all wound up in Perry County, Indiana. Would like anyone researching these names to please contact me. Thanks in advance.

Linda Higgins Tue Sep 23 09:29:09 1997
Looking for information on Newtons In Nelson Co. My grandfather William "Moadie" Newton was orphaned and raised by his aunt Annie Whelan. I don't know if this aunt was his father's or mother's sister. His father was named Buck. No one knows the mother's name. There is supposed to be some connection to the Boones. William died around 1927 in his early 40s. He was married to Margaret Green. There were 8 children. I wonder if Buck was native American? Any information would be appreciated.

sharon bodet Tue Sep 23 15:14:03 1997
i am looking for my ancestors: pearl thomas born may-05-1907 harlan ky. juitt hood from louisville ky born dec-31-1902 and died mar-17-1966 lou. ky. everett egbert from anderson ky born dec-12-1915 and died mar-05-1963 edna morris from nelson ky born apr-04-1919 and died 12-31-1990 hattisburg ms. pinkney green from lincoln ky died may-05-1934 lou, ky. hester or ester weaver licoln ky wife of pinkney green. thank you. sharon bodet

Pat Flathouse Tue Sep 23 20:47:32 1997
I am looking for information about Francis Xavier HUGHES, b ca. 1810 in Nelson Co, KY. He was m to Agnes Elizabeth DUNCAN, b in the early 1800s in Hardin Co, KY. Their son, John Thomas HUGHES, b at Hughes Mill, Cecilia, KY in Hardin Co. ca. 1850. He m Mary Ellen RENFRO and their children were Arthur, Mabel my grandmother), Earl, Leo, Alma, Paul, and Rosalie. If anyone has information on these people in Hardin Co and Nelson Co, KY, I would appreciate knowing more about my grandmother's family.

Jose Cabrera Thu Sep 18 12:01:56 1997
Hello, I am needing information on the "Samuel Marrifield House" in Bloomfield, KY in Nelson County. Also searching for any info on the Geneological record for Dr. Samuel Marrifield. Please Help. Thank you. J. Cabrera All of these people lived in the 1740's to 1840's Please help me find some info about them: Rachel Merrifield, John Bemis

Sande Thompson Greenawalt Thu Sep 18 22:10:28 1997
Looking for information on Great grandfather, William HIBBS and Grandfather Oda Clarence GOODLETT. William HIBBS born in Wingo, Graves Co, KY in 1852. Married Eleanor (Nellie) KEATING, b. 1865, Cairo, IL. His father is Isaac HIBBS of Hopkins Co, his mother, Frances Janes Taylor of TN. Grandfather, Oda Clarence GOODLETT, b. 7-4-1884, Wingo, Graves Co., KY. Looking for siblings of Oda Goodlett and name of his mother. Oda's father, John H. GOODLETT was married twice. Second wife is listed as Arzonie (Arizona). Her last name is not known. Thank you for your help. Sande THOMPSON Greenawalt

Charlene Wall Sat Sep 20 08:37:39 1997
I am searching for my ggg grandmother's maiden name and any other information I can get. My gg grandmother was Sarah NICKELL, born 1823, I do not know where but she died in Morgan County. Her father's name was Wm. Nickell and her mother was Martha, born 1777 but I do not have her maiden name or death date or her husband's dob or death. Can you help me. My email address is . I am also searching the names of VANCE, ENGLE, CAMPBELL, CORNETT, EASTERLING AND BOWLING. Thanks,

Myra Sat Sep 20 18:43:26 1997
Seeking information on JOHN C CLAY, born in Va in 1796. Family stories say he maried SERENA CLOSE around 1850 and died in Lexington in 1872. Tombstone is said to read JOHN C CLAY Here lies a friend of John P Close. Any suggestions on where we should start looking? We wil be in Lexington the last of September and would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.

Billy E. Green Sat Sep 20 19:20:03 1997
Seeking any/all information regarding marriage of John McKinley and Mary Sullender 19 Jun 1792, Nelson Co., KY. Mary Sullender evidently had prev. marriage as John McKinley said Priscilla Sullender who marr. Benoni Wood in Clark Co., IN. was his step-daughter. This couple may have had one son named Jeremiah McKinley. Any information appreciated. B. Green

reba teal parks Wed Sep 10 15:51:12 1997
PORTER DESCENDANTS-want to locate descendants of John W. Porter wife Mary "Polly" Anthony m. 1740 in Belfast, ireland. Immigraated to Pa. then to Prince Edward co. Va. Children, John Jr., William, Oliver, Nathaniel, Francis "Frank", Flora "Florence", Racheal (m. Moses Reid) and Anna (m. Thomas Carson). Most of these sons were actively involved in the Revolutionary War. Several of the sons settled in Butler Co. KY, Oliver in Ga., Williams descendants in Kansas and MO., many in Texas. I am compiling a book hopefully to be issued in 2 years. Together, I hope to give some honor to this very important family. Will exchange what info that I have. Reba Teal Parks, 5428 9th, Lubbock, TX 79416

Harry Campbell Fri Sep 12 07:18:04 1997
I am looking for information about Rebecca Byrd GOODLETT. Her hometown was listed as Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY. She married George Montieth CAMPBELL and they were living in Galveston TX when it was devastated by a Hurricane in 1900. Her father may have been named Temple GOODLETT.

Loretta Niemeier Fri Sep 12 21:55:59 1997
HARDING-WELLS Researching James HARDING who married Margaret WELLS 1785 Jefferson Co., VA (Now KY). They paid taxes on 150 acres on Pottinger's Creek, Nelson Co., KY. He died 1807 and she died 1804. According to census total, had 5 childen. Known children are Samuel, Maryann, & Payton Harding. Will gladly exchange information.

Mary Warman Sun Sep 14 09:24:34 1997
Am looking for information concerning a David Scifres who married an Eliza Crume. Search should center around Hardin, Taylor, Nelson, and Washington counties. Also need info regarding James Hedgpeth who lived in Taylor county and Married a Marthe Jane Morris. I need to know when and how they came to Ky. and who were their parents?

Gordon Bennett Tue Sep 16 11:24:53 1997
I am looking for the parents and siblings of Thomas David NEVITT, b. November 16, 1807 in Kentucky, m. June 3, 1833 to Mary Nolan WHITE b. December 16, 1811 Madison County, KY. The were the parents of: (1) James, b. abt 1835, (2) C.A. (female) b. abt 1836, (3) S.J. (female) b. abt 1840, (4)E.E. b. abt 1845, (5) Maryb. abt 1847, (6) Thomas David Nevitt, Jr., b. September 9, 1849 in Larue County, KY. It is believed that may have moved from Maryland, possible St. Mary's County. Thomas David NEVITT lived in Larue County at the time of the 1850 Census. W.H. Hamilton enumerator, Dwelling 404. Jas. A. Nevitt and family lived in dwelling 405. What (if any) was the connection? They may have been part of the catholic League that resided in the New Haven area of Nelson Co. and the Gleanings area of Hardin/Larue co.

Jackie Smith Sun Sep 7 07:33:42 1997
Looking for WHITE family from Nelson Co. KY.
Trying to find family of a Nancy WHITE that was b. abt 1810 in
Nelson Co. VA/KY. Daughter of a George WHITE. Nancy married
Nicholas YOUNT/YUNT 31 Dec 1829 in Shelby Co. KY.
Trying to find out if her mother was a Nancy ROGERS that married
a George WHITE 6 Dec 1797 in Bardstown, Nelson Co. KY.
Can anyone help me?!

J.R. Thornbury Mon Sep 8 09:29:09 1997
Seeking descendants of Thomas & Teresa Greenwell Thornbury married 20
June 1814. Also seeking parents of Joseoh Alban Thornbury b.1818

Chuck Morris Sat Sep 6 10:36:09 1997
I am looking for information regarding the Morris and Downs families.
The names I have are Fountain Coleman Morris, born in Anderson County,
who married Druscilla Downs, also from anderson county. Druscilla's
parents were Benjamin Downs and Charlotte Downs (Maiden name unknown).
Fountain and Druscilla had a son, John Russell Morris, born in Nelson
County. Eventually, the family moved to Louisville.

Linda Smith Thu Sep 4 08:21:36 1997
I am looking for information on Martha Jones. She was born in 1846 in
Nelson County Kentucky. She married Lewis Harper Hogeland on 2/22/1867.
She died on 2/20/1903.
Can anyone help with any information on her or her family.

Alberta Casey Tue Sep 2 11:43:25 1997
John Baptist Bowles married Henrietta Wheatley
in Nelson County Kentucky in 1787.
I am interested in finding their parents,
particularly their mothers maiden names.<br>

Judith A. Fischer Mon, 1 Sep 1997 13:38:37 -0600
Subject: Re: BEAM Distillers - Nelson County
If anyone has any information on the BEAM family (Jacob and others) who were
distillers in the Nelson County area, please contact me. I am especially
interested in learning more about their business interests (whiskey business!)

Jesse Lloyd Barnett Mon Sep 1 11:38:25 1997
I have an interest in the Barnetts listed in the 1790 Census of
Washington Co. Ky.
Any help or info would be appreciated.

Marilyn Cessna Mon Sep 1 19:01:57 1997
Looking for information on Mariah Elizabeth Hibbs b-CIR 1826
in Nelson Co. She married Hooper E. Markwell on March 9,1854 in
Spencer Co & gave residence as Spencer Co-Dutchman Creek.
Would like to find the family of Mariah. Marilyn Cessna

Mitch Crow Mon Sep 1 19:46:55 1997                                                                              CROW, Walter and Anne. Walter b. 1710 England d. 9-1789 Danville. Ann(e)
b. 3-11-1720 England d. 4-6-1811 "8 miles from Danville". Child
Jacob Crow married Nellie Wright. Jacob b. 1759 VA d. 4-25-1823 Mercer
County, Nellie Wright Crow b 10-31-1768 d. 1857. Jacob fought in
Revolutionary War, children were James, Nancy, John, Walter, Poly, Jacob
& Bevy, William, Henry, Nelly, Daniel, Henry (2nd). Any connections
or help on the above appreciated.

Glenn McAnarney Sun Aug 31 10:16:25 1997
THURMAN, C (Congrave/Congran/Congrove/Corn/Cornelius?)
b. 1832 Nelson Co.(?)KY d. ca 1883 CA(?) Parents unknown, but
both born in KY. m. Sofronia A. Robbins b. 1840 MO. d.(?)
married in Saline Co/Carroll Co., MO and relocated to Gentry Co,
MO Wilson Twp. Children born of the marriage: Ira (1863-1936);
David O (1871) Hiram P (1873) Ruphina (1875) and Clarinda (1879)
The family went to the Pasedena CA area, the "C" man died and
the family returned to MO. (ca 1882-1892) Subsequently, the
family (Ira, David & Hiram) relocated to the Kiowa Co, OK area.
(ca 1895-1900). Trying to determine the parents of "C"
Thurman, migration times/routes to MO and death/burial information on
both he and wife Sofronia.

Lisa Powell Sun Aug 31 19:16:08 1997
Seeking info on Rolland RUST/RUSS. He married Sarah Elizabeth FRENCH
c1903/1904. They had a son Raymond RUSS. They divorced sometime before
1910. I believe Rolland lived around New Haven or possibly Balltown. I
also believe Rolland was somehow connected to the RUST Funeral Home.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Ahrbecker Sat Aug 30 17:11:43 1997
Trying to find some info on Bernard Weatherton, born Nelson
Co, Bardstown, married Katherine Alley, born Nelson Co.
Son George W Weatherton born July 1850, married Phoebe (Pheba)I
Brown, July 18, 1871. She was born August 20, 1849 in Buffalo
LaRue Co KY, died May 31, 1918.
Also, Bernard was buried in St. Joseph cemetery, 9/5/1859, brought
from Louisville buried by Rev. F. Boudreaux.

Steven E. Cull Fri Aug 29 21:49:45 1997
Looking for GADDIEs in Nelson Co. I have very little information.
My grandfather's name was Carl Gaddie(1916-1970), he has a sister named
I need to find their parents, or any other relations.

Kathy Outhout Fri Aug 29 19:03:32 1997
I am looking for the parents of William Martin Hansford.
The census for Lawrence Co. IN in 1860 lists him as 43 years old
from KY. He came to Indiana sometime before or around 1830. In
some of the census he is listed as W. M. and some as Martin. He married
(Polly) Nickols in Lawrence Co., IN. Any info would be appreciated.

Carol S. Johnson Fri Aug 29 18:02:46 1997
I am looking for information on Richard Redman and Annie or Mary Ann
(Mitchell) Redman. They were of Maryland birth, but became aquainted and
were married in Nelson County, KY. They had six children Elias, Francis
K, Tom, Mary Demairs b:1825 in Nelson Co., Evodia b: 1826 in Nelson Co.,
Loid H. b:1823 in Nelson Co., They moved to Ralls County, MO in 1831.

Pat Williams Fri Aug 29 09:51:04 1997
Looking for info. on Hefley and Jones families of Nelson County.
Clarence Edward Hefley son of Rufus and Martha Miller Hefley married
Maggie Jones in May 1897. Especially want info on Maggies family. Maggie
died in Jan 1904 and Clarence then married Lillian Powers who was
supposedly related. A dau of Clarence was Edith Cundiff who lived at
Lebanon Junction. His son, Ernest Lee came to Missouri where he died in
1970. Would also like to find the whereabouts now of Charles Miller
who was also living in Lebabon Junction but now be in Louisville. Any
help is most apprecitated. Willing to exchange info.. Thanks.


Melvin Allen Sun Aug 24 19:48:29 1997
LAMASTER/LEMASTER Will exchange information with anyone researching these surnames in Shelby, Henry, Nelson Counties Kentucky. Time frame 1790's onward.

Marilyn Murphy Sat Aug 23 14:14:02 1997
SURNAME: CLAGGETT Looking for info on Jessie CLAGGETT born in New Haven, Ky - attended Frankfort Normal School for Colored (now Kentucky State) ---she became a school teacher and taught school in New Haven - Her mother _____ ("Momma Clegg") also taught school in New Haven......Jessie married Ralph LEWIS of New Albany, Indiana and relocated to Indiana.....also looking for Willie (girl) CLAGGETT...same area...... Area newspaper carried article when she graduated from school !!! all took place before 1920!!!

Sue Harris Fri Aug 22 09:37:14 1997
Samuel GREER m Rebecca HOWARD in PA c 1777 & moved to Nelson Co. ca 1785. He d 1820, she ca 1825. Children: Joseph m Eliz. RUSSELL; Nancy Agnes m John HARRISON 1801; Letty m Wm HARRISON 1799; Rebecca m Wm HARRISON 1804; Polly m Oliver HEADEN 1805; Susannah m James PULLIAM (PULLEN?) 1808; Samuel Jr. m Minerva COOPER 1822; Elizabeth m John COON 1809; James Francis m Eliz. MILTON 1822; Margaret m Howard BROWN 1822; Milly m Jonathan YATES 1822. My husband descends from James. Can anyone help with more info about others, such as death dates & places, children & their spouses? Were Letty & Rebecca mar to the same person? Many thanks; glad to share.

Jim CISSELL Thu Aug 21 21:21:37 1997
Looking for descendents of George CISSELL who married Mary Jane GILKEY in Nelson Co., Ky on July 14, 1826. Does anyone have names of children?

Donna Sears Chernick Thu Aug 21 00:15:02 1997
Any data on family of ICHABOD and HANNAH (BUSH) RADLEY who lived in Elizabethtown, Hardin Co., KY for awhile. They went to Illinois about 1828-1831. Seven RADLEY men show up in Coles Co., IL, 1828-1831. Particularly interested in his son BARNEY SHUTE RADLEY, who, according to a family bible is supposed to be B.S. RADLEY, father of my gg-grandmother HATTIE RADLEY b. in KY about 1815. She married JOHN SEARS, Sr., 19 Feb. 1836/7 in Coles Co., IL.

Edwin Broadus Mon Aug 18 18:44:46 1997
Seeking information about Hannah HARRELL, b. abt. 1794 in Nelson Co., m. John SMILEY in Butler Co., Ohio in 1815, later moved to Illinois. Hannah was most likely the daughter of one of the following three brothers: Chester, James, or John.

Nancy Hansen Tue Aug 19 07:27:51 1997
Nelson Co., KY; Charles M. Morehead, Governor of KY around 1820. My ancestor was his sister Harriet Morehead, who m. John MacPherson Briggs M.D.; their son, William Thompson Briggs M.D. I would like information about the parents of Charles M., and Harriet Morehead

Laureen Johnson Tue Aug 19 16:55:52 1997
WEBB, GOULD, MOORE, SHEPHARD, OSBORNE. Oliver Elwood Webb b. 1876 McDonough Co., IL Olive Gould - Webb b. 1880 Ray, IL. John Sandusky Webb, Lazarus Webb. Martha Shephard was Olive's mother Julia Moore, Ellen Osborne, Solomon Moore, Warner Gould. Many of these names I have no dates for. It is said our ancestory goes way back in this country. How far I do not know. The Webb's resided in Moline, IL., in late life. The generations before traveled, and since Kentucky is below IL, i'm guessing.

H. Edgar Hill Wed Aug 20 10:26:50 1997
I am trying to find the location of the home that was once owned by John ROBERTSON. John (b. 1753 in Virginia and d. abt. November 1813 in Nelson Co.) and his second wife, Mary Parker, owned 2000 acres and lived in Nelson. It is believed that the home is still standing. They had 10 children: Elizabeth, William Nelson, Gillwater, Richard Parker, Nancy, John M., Matilda, John William, Handley and Cyrus, all of whom where born in Nelson Co. John's first wife was Elizabeth Williams. John and Elizabeth had one daughter who married Martin Wickliffe.

Dwayne Towles Sun Aug 17 15:24:48 1997
I am looking for information on my maternal grandmother's father, George Edward Duncan. I have very little information on her side the family. I know he died when she was young (probably around early 1920's). She had told me he was born in Nelson County in the late 1800's. Any information I could have about him or who his parents may be would be wonderful. I did see that there were several Duncans in Nelson County during the 1830 census. I am hoping maybe several generations lived in Nelson County. Any info would be more than I have now.

Harry Campbell Fri Aug 15 07:21:33 1997
I am looking for information on Rebecca Byrd GOODLETT, born about Sept. 1870 in Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY. She m. George Monteith CAMPBELL about 1895, they lived in TX and had sons Alfred T, Samuel C and George A. She d. March 13, 1967 in Corpus Christi, TX. Her father may have been Temple GOODLETT of KY, and her mother was from MS.

Sandy Thu Aug 14 07:28:43 1997
I am looking for information on a LEWIS O'BRYAN married to Mary Ann Blanford. I have seen that the last name was spelled just Bryan. I would like it if anyone could help me with the name and if it did change and when? Lewis O'Bryan b. 1757 in Charles Co., Md. Died in Nelson co.,Ky. in 1835. His father was Peter, and he had a son named Felix O'Bryan who was born in Nelson ,Ky in 1815, and later changed the last name to O'Brien after the war.

JEANNE WEAVER Wed Aug 13 21:09:12 1997
Searching for info on Alexander MATTINGLY and Amanda Ann CARLILE, they are listed on the 1900 Nelson Co., KY census. Their first son Alex Leonard MATTINGLY was born in 1889. At least two of the children are suppose to be buried at Stiles. Amanda moved to Sangamon Co., IL before her death in 1927. I don't believe that Alex came with her. Any help would be appreciated. Amanda was in Marion Co., KY with her grandparents in 1880. She had three children with Henry CARLILE, would like to find info on him as well, their first child William Franklin Carlile was born in 1881. Any help would be appreciated.

Judy Wright Wed Aug 13 17:25:47 1997
Joshua FERGUSON m. Mary Kincheloe WICKLIFFE, widow of Aaron Wickliffe. They came to Nelson Co. Ky. Does anyone know when and where she died? The lists of her children that I have seen say that they are incomplete. Does anyone know if John Wickliffe b. 1782 Ky. was her son? Does anyone know which county Kincheloe's Station on the Salt River was in prior to Spencer Co. being formed in 1824 from Nelson, Bullitt, and Shelby Co and Jefferson?

Rhoby A. Wayne-Rasch Tue Aug 12 13:17:59 1997
I am researching the WAYNE, RODMAN, DAUGHERTY, GIBBONS family lines in Boyle, Daviess, Green, Nelson, Larue & Washington counties; Martin Wayne married Sarah Janet Daugherty, John Andrew Wayne married Mary Turner, Norman Wayne married Alice Rodman who had a twin brother named James, Dr. George W. Rodman married Sarah Francis Gibbons. I will share any information that I have.

Ed Dolan Fri Aug 15 17:26:53 1997
Looking for more data on Edward Carter and what children he had. His estate settlement was recorded in Nelson Co. on 18 Jan., 1813. Legatees: John Carter, Hugh Talbott (husband of Edward's dau. Susanna), Benjamin Mason, John Neal, John Hughes, and Mason Carter. Were Mason and John Carter his sons? Edward's wife was Margaret Mason, and both came from Loudon Co., Va. after the Revolution. Edward was the son of Peter Carter and Amelia Veale. Margaret Mason was a dau. of Benjamin Mason, of Loudon Co. Ed Dolan, 7403 Flint #205, Shawnee, Ks. 66203.

Harry Hesidence Fri Aug 8 13:40:04 1997
Regarding Querie of PAT RINEY of 2 Feb 1997. My maternal ggrandparents were Benedict Joseph Smith and Harriet Teresa Rhodes. They had 16 children and moved from Loretto KY to Osage Mission KS in 1880. One of their children was HELEN ANASTASIA (Annie) SMITH, b. 5 Feb 1865 in Kentucky. She married a RINEY IN, I believe, Springfield Ky. We have no contact with offspring, but have three pictures of Riney's and would hope you might recognize one of them: 1. Pvt. Paul F. Riney, 16 Oct 1943, Ft. Leonardwood, MO; 2. a picture of Paul's sister-- maybe 14-15 yrs of age; and 3. Bobie Riney--maybe 10-11 years of age. My grandmother, Mary Agnes Smith Roberts Longnecker (baby sister to Annie) visited the Rineys in Raywick KY but the rest of us never met any of them. We would like to make contact. We have lots of info on Smiths and Rhodes and would be happy to share. E-mail us at

Joe Kacmarynski Fri Aug 8 09:12:45 1997
Looking for any information on James Thornbrugh or the Thornbrugh name. Moved from Kentucky to Madison County Iowa in 1845 or 46.

Karon Fri Aug 1 12:18:56 1997
Needing information on Alexander Harlan THOMAS, (son of Thomas THOMAS). A H THOMAS married Elizabeth JONES, and had a son Josiah W, born in Hardin Co., KY Jan 1827. The family originated in Maryland, moved on to Washington Co., KY, then on to IN.

DUNCAN DAVIS Sat Aug 2 10:51:34 1997

Rea and Woody Burnett Mon Aug 4 04:24:47 1997
We are seeking information on the families of NATHANIEL RAY and SARAH O'BANNON who were married in Washington Co., Ky., November 18, 1796. They later moved to Cumberland Co., Ky. Sarah was the daughter of JAMES and MARY O'BANNON. Any information would be appreciated.

Shelly  Thu Aug 28 23:32:39 1997
I'm searching for any information on any TINDAL'S that live in Kentucky,
specifically relatives of JOHN ROBERT TINDAL (b. 1871) in Taylorsville
KY. Married THURSA JANE TINNEL (b 1873) in Peoria IL. Married in
Taylorsville KY on October 4, 1893. Brothers of John Robert Tindal known
to have remained in Kentucky are TOM TINDAL (wife EFFIE TINDAL) and MOSES
TINDAL. Most likely lived in Bullet, Nelson, Spencer, Shelby or
Jefferson Counties.

Carol Hemling Thu Aug 28 13:31:22 1997
I am searching for information on John McGinnis who was the
father of Harrison McGinnis. John McGinnis left Kentucky and
settled in Owen County Indiana. Please let me know if anyone
has any information on that line. Thank You

Randall Vaughn Thu Aug 28 05:18:35 1997
Looking for any and all information on Alexander MCNEELY who lived in
Muhlenburg Co. 1803 to 1818. Also any information on the families of
Benjamin MCNEW, John BRYANT/BRIANT, Thomas LIVINGSTON all these families
left Muhlenburg Co around 1818 and went to Vanderburgh Co. Ind. All
the Famlilies above came to Muhlenburg Co. around 1803 from Shelby Co.
KY and to Shelby Co. KY from Nelson and Garrard Co's KY

Janice Bedwell Sun Jul 27 14:50:38 1997
Researching PLOUGH/PLEW name. Need information about a David PLEW/PLOUGH, b. 1807 in Anderson Co., KY. He m. Diana KINSEY in Mercer Co., KY, 3 Apr 1826 and Nancy ROBARDS in 1844. Have been told that he also m. a Bertha COUNT. Can anyone tell me when and where? David lived in Washington Co. and filed a Guardian paper there for three daughters, but I don't have a date for that. It must have been before the marriage to Nancy as the daughters were born before he married Nancy. David and Nancy migrated with children to Sullivan Co., IN and are buried in Hymera, Sullivan Co., IN. David is my husband's gr,gr-grand- father. Also, Thanks for any help.

Vernon Coyle Sat Jul 26 20:55:53 1997
Looking for the parents of Rubin Coyl/Reuben Coyle b. 6-22-1811 d. 2-6- 1869 m. ca. 1833 to Cassie Bottom b. 12-6-1817 d. 2-16-1896. The above info was obtained from the tombstones in the Coyle-Bottom Cemetery in Washington Co. Ky.

Karon Mazie Sat Jul 26 17:59:04 1997
Looking for birth records, marriage records of my ancestors, the Thomas Family. They lived in Washington Co., KY before 1852. Josiah THOMAS was born in 1827.

Joyce Robinson Sat Jul 26 08:10:51 1997
For JANICE KATHERINE LUND. Saw your query about the BURKS. I am working on the WAYNE family and a William Vain (Wayne) married Ann Burks 7/2/1822. Found the will of her father dated 1831. Her parents' names were Charles and Sally Burks. Charles ' mother's name was Sarah. He had two brothers, Samuel and Richard, a sister Mary, married to George King and a niece, Sarah Ann Beam and a James Beam are mentioned in the will. Sarah, married to Presley C. Smith is also mentioned (another daughter ?). Are these part of your Burks? Please let me know if you have anymore info.

Jeannine Powell Fri Jul 25 21:11:03 1997
Desperately searching for some information on JUMP/TOON family. Particularly interested in finding information on George Ann JUMP, b. Grant Co. circa 1850, daughter of George JUMP and Mary Jane TOON. The family shows up on 1870 and 1880 census records. Family stories say that George Ann (aka Georgana) went "bush" with a mulatto fellow and had three children, Edward Walter JUMP?, Theodore Lascal JUMP (b. Grant Co. Kentucky), and a daughter Una (surname not known). We have been trying to piece together this puzzle for some time. If anyone can shed some light, we would really appreciate it.

Jeannine Powell Fri Jul 25 20:23:54 1997
I am looking for information on a TOON family. Father's name was William TOON, m Cordelia CARRICO (date not known). Children include: Henry Clay, Mary Jane, Susanna, Richard and James Christopher, and all were supposedly all christened in Washington County. Of particular interest is Mary Jane, who married George JUMP in Owen Co. Has anyone come across these names? I would love to hear from you.

Chris Heilig Mon Jul 28 20:42:14 1997
I am looking for information on Elias Russell and his wife Melvina Russell. They were from Marion County and were born in 1830 and 1835 respectively. Elias was the son of Elias and Elizabeth Clark Russell, but we do not have background on Melvina. After 1880 there is no trace of either. Their son Wm. Alonzo "Lon" moved to Owensboro in 1890 and it is possible they also moved. Any background on Melvina or information on what happened to them would be appreciated.

Marianne Turnbeaugh Mon Jul 28 17:24:18 1997
I am looking for information on the Turnbaugh family that originated in Washington County, KY the migrated to Pike County, IL. I have Turnbaugh's listing back from 1792 but need to find out how they all fit together. Any information would be greatly appreciated and am willing to share my Turnbeaugh, Turnbaugh files with you. Email me at .

Joseph Thomas Richardson Mon Jul 28 08:10:46 1997
I am seeking any information on Samuel DUTTON, who was listed in the 1810 census of Washington County, KY. He was born ca. 1787 in Charles County, Maryland, moved to North Carolina, then married in Washington County about 1805 to Eleanor or Ellender ________. They moved to Lawrence County, AL, where he died in 1822. Some of his children returned to Washington County, including his son, Richard, who married unknown and died there in 1831. Any information (marriage records, family data, etc.) would be much appreciated.

P. TODD Thu Jul 31 06:09:46 1997

Billy Green Sun, 20 Jul 1997 22:59:38
Seek background information on following ancestor: John McKinley b. 1760's and brother James McKinley also b. 1760's, likely Ireland and were imported to join British Forces and family tradition "sez" they had much empathy for Colonial Forces, so switched and fought with what they felt was a more honorable cause. John McKinley 2nd Marr. 19 Jun 1792, Nelson Co., KY to Mary Sullender and they migrated to Clark Co., Indiana c1810-12 and remained there. James McKinley married Jemima Kendall b. 20 Nov. 1770 Aquia Creek, Stafford,VA Any help appreciated or perhaps you know of someone who can help, I'll be happy to pay for services. Billy Green, Thermopolis, WY.

Melvin L. Rogers Wed, 02 Jul 1997 14:27:23 -0700
Need to find the following information: Cemetery, Nelson County, KY,
where one of my great-great grandfather's, Joseph Rogers, was buried ABT
1849. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you. Chaplain Mel Rogers, D.
Min, Tulsa, OK


M. Gunning Thu Aug 15 17:18:22 1996
Researching Fielder Wilson (Fee),his parents are John S. Wilson and Maria Elizabeth Price. Her parents are Joseph Price and Elizabeth O'Neal. Particularly need parents of Joseph Price possibly Richard or Edmund. Any other info would be appreciated. Always willing to share.

Mary Lee Dante Fri Aug 9 11:41:28 1996
Here is the background for my question: John Dant, of St. Mary's Co. d. 1763 Children: John Baptist b. 1745, d. 1 Feb, 1808 m. Susannah Gough m. Elizabeth Hopewell Shercliff 26 jy, 1791 Anne Spaulding - m. Edward Spaulding sometime before 1763 Mary Anne Dant Mary Mills m. Justinian Mills in 1751 Charles Joseph Francis Xavior, incorrectly called Joseph Francis Excol in the Calendar of Wills. Wife: Eleanor (Nevit?) ---------------- Joseph Francis Xavior (my ancestor) m. Martha Shercliff sometime before 1791 His children: Thomas - m. Martha B. Outterridge William - m. Susan Fenwick in 1814 (my ancestor) Mary - b 14 June, 1798 m Samuel Willett 18 March 1818 d. 29 December, 1875 in Kentucky She was married in Bardstown, Ky - at that time her parents were dead Joseph Francis - maybe b 1799; baptized at Georgetown, Md (now DC) in 1800. ----------------- Question 1: Does anyone have any information about Joseph Francis Xavior Dant or Martha Shercliff Dant, his wife? I know her father was Thomas Shercliff, St. Charles Co., but do not have either a birth or a death date for either person. I have seen him referred to as Joseph and as Joseph Francis. ---------------- Question 2: Has anyone seen baptismal records for Eliza Ann Dant and/or Mary Dant, of Thomas and Martha? Thomas apparently had 8 children, the youngest appearing only in the Trinity Church (Georgetown) baptismal records, hence probably died in infancy. All other children were born/baptized in Georgetown, except two daughters: Eliza Ann and Mary. Thomas and Martha lived in Kentucky from 1817-1825 and the rest of the time in Georgetown and then in Prince Georges Co, Md. On the 1830 census they were listed as having two daughters, one born between 1815-1820 and the other born between 1820-1825. Since this is the time they were living in Kentucky, I assume their baptismal records are there. I have no idea which church they attended while in Kentucky, but they were Roman Catholics. -------------------- Thanks for any help which can be afforded.

Julian Livingston Fri Aug 9 11:41:28 1996
Am searching for death date/location of CALEB HAZEL (b1758) who appears in Hart Co. census in 1820 as well as tax lists through 1822. He married (2nd) Mary Stevens in Hardin Co. in 1816, sold out and moved to Hart Co. where he seemed to disappear. He was of Ketocton Baptist anti-slavery persuasion back in Virginia and continued that strongly in Nelson/Hardin Counties. He does not appear in the 1830 census either in Kentucky or Indiana. His son, Caleb Hazel Jr. went to Monroe Co. Indiana c1822 and died there 1854-1859(?). There are many descendants in Monroe Co. today.

Chuck Payne Sun Aug 4 12:22:18 1996
I'm trying to find info on William M. (Marion?) Payne of Meade County, KY and his ancestors. He was born in Nelson County on March 11, 1817. He was married to Jane Frances O'Bryan (or O'Brien/O'Byron) c. 1840. Had several children, including Lawrence M. (1851), Charles A. (1853), and Stephen B. (1855). Any info on Wm. Payne or spouse will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, I have completed that family tree from that point to the present.

Chuck Payne Sun Aug 4 12:24:50 1996
I'm trying to find info on William M. (Marion?) Payne of Meade County, KY and his ancestors. He was born in Nelson County on March 11, 1817. He was married to Jane Frances O'Bryan (or O'Brien/O'Byron) c. 1840. Had several children, including Lawrence M. (1851), Charles A. (1853), and Stephen B. (1855). Any info on Wm. Payne or spouse will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, I have completed that family tree from that point to the present.

James S. Reasoner Tue Jul 30 19:51:24 1996
I am looking for information on a Jacob Reasoner, came to Kentucky around around 1780-1800. He supposedly abandoned his wife and children and traveled west around the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was killed by indians in Idaho. He may have settled in the area of Highgrove, Nelson County. Two of his sons, Solomon and Stephen migrated to Arkansas in early 1800s. Solomon was buried in Arkansas in 1835 in Logan County

Dan Page Sat Jul 27 21:44:20 1996
Need origin and parents of John Bland who lived in Nelson Co. about 1790. His daughter Prudence md. Fleming Smith.

Joan Grippo Sun Jul 28 10:53:44 1996
Seeking info on the BROWN family from Prince Georges Co, MD. Three brothers-Benjamin, Thomas, and William BROWN settled in Nelson/Washington Co, KY. Two others suspected as brothers, also. They are Peter and Joseph BROWN. Benjamin and Peter both married daughters of Andrew BEALL. Thomas m Eleanor BOONE, then Jemina PEAKE. William BROWN, who left a will 1813, believed to be the father. He might have m Ruth BRASHEARS, as a second wife. Thanks for any info you can give.

Pam Burton Tue Jul 16 08:13:41 1996
I am looking for any information on the SALSMAN family in Hardin or Nelson County. In particular I am interested in birth, death, and siblings data of one Rachel Ann Salsman, who married John S. Foote sometime between 1878-1890.


Arthur Miller Mon, 22 Jul 96 16:15:14
Looking for info on David Miller family that came from Germany thru Pa., then to Nelson Co.and finally to Marion Co. David Sr. married Deborah Zooke also from Germany. They may have come thru Miflin Co., Pa.---I find names in 1790 census. David Miller family shows on 1800 tax list for Nelson Co. They appear in 1810 census for Marion Co. with 8 children. David Jr. b.1/10/1799 in Nelson Co. (some references say Bullitt Co.) married Elmira xxxx (b.1/16/1809 in Tenn) about 1825 in Marion Co. Would appreciate hearing from anyone that might have links to this or that might have suggestions for getting handle on Nelson Co. portion of this. Tks

Cynthia Fulcher ~ Sun, 14 Jul 96 20:33:34

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Query: I need information on Benjamin Mason & Margaret Carter who married 1 Jan 1810 in Nelson Co KY. Any informaion appreciated.

Zelma Newell ~ Sun, 14 Jul 1996 15:02:37

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Query: I am searching for Richard Adams,born 1726 in Charles Co. Md. and died in Nelson Co.Kentucky in 1798. May have been near Port Tobacco West in Md. I would like to find out whether he came from Ireland. I understand that they were the Black Irish. Would love to hear from anyone with Adams family in these areas!

C.A.Robinson ~ Wed, 10 Jul 96 21:02 CDT

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Query: Researcing SWEASEY and JENNINGS

Seeking ancestors of Sanford SWEASEY and Elizabeth JENNINGS
Sanford born 2/7/1813 in Nelson County
son of William SWEASEY and Elizabeth Jane ?
Sanford and Elizabeth JENNINGS were married 4/14/1838 in Nelson CO.
Elizabeth JENNINGS was born 5/29/1819 in Nelson Co.
died 9/20/1844 in Gibson Co., IN
Daughter of Hatsel JENNINGS and Nellie (Ellender) ANDERSON

Barb Boese ~ Sun, 7 Jul 1996 18:52:01

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Query: James Connell and Sarah Bennett married in 1785 Nelson co KY. His brother William Connell is my ancestor and would like to contact someone working on James' line. We have lots of "goodies" on back of James and William and can tell you about the sisters Nancy and Mary/Polly. What became of brother John?

Barb Boese 207 East Market Dodge City, Kansas 67801

David Lindemann ~ Sun, 07 Jul 1996 07:56:36

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Query: I am searching any information on the ancestors and descendants of John Andrew Shader, b. about 1795 in Germany, m. Elizabeth Huff about 1832 in Maryland, came to Kentucky about 1833. Elizabeth d. 7/18/1845 in Bardstown.

Patty Ritter ~ Sat, 6 Jul 1996 22:13:16

E-mail Address: PRitter587@AOL.COM
Query: I am looking for the descendents of William and Senor TAYLOR of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and beyond to attend the first annual reunion being planned in Bardstown, Kentucky on June 21, 1997. The reunion is in its early planning stages and we want to hear from you to help us determine interest.

William and Senor TAYLOR had the following children: William (married Rachel THOMPSON), Daniel (married 1st in VA, 2nd in KY), Zeporah (probably married to John HUTTON), Hannah, Sarah, Jennett and Elizabeth. Their son William founded the Cox's Creek Baptist Church in Nelson County, Kentucky. His children were William, Dorcas (married Moses PIERSON), Recener (married Isaac WHITAKER), Isaac (married Polly MARSHALL), John (married Polly RICKS), Thompson (married Sarah BATSEL), Sarah (married William MARSHALL) and James. Many of these families went to Daviess and surrounding counties in Kentucky and on to IN, IL, and westward.

Please email me to see if you have a connection to this family and to get you on our mailing list!

C. A. Robinson ~ Sat, 6 Jul 96 18:51

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Query: Researching CAREY/CARY, COULTER, DIVINE/DEVINE, WILLIS, YOCUM, ancestors of ELIZABETH (BETSEY) DIVINE, ELIZABETH YOCUM. Will share what we have. C. A. Robinson, 216 S. Hart St., Princeton, IN 47670-2126

Shirley A. Moore ~ Wed, 3 Jul 1996 17:46:19

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Query: Does anyone have info on Nat Sanders who along with 7 other citizens of Frankfort, Nelson Co. KY posted a bond of $3000 specie (silver or gold) to build the "necessary buildings" for the Capital? The bond was signed August 9, 1792.

Robert I. Doom ~ Thu, 03 Jul 86 15:26:09

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Query: I am interested in making contact with any living descendants of a Mr. P. Burr Crume of Bardstown, Ky., who formely owned the old Benjamin Doom house known as "Culpepper". When I was a youn boy in the 60's, my father once took me there and Mrs. Crume showed some old Doom family paintings and artifacts. I would be very interested in photographing these for a book that I am working on- a History of the Doom family.

I am also interested in any genealogical information on Dooms of the Bardstown area, related families and Bardstown history.

I am in possession of a great deal of Doom information.

Robert I. Doom ~ Thu, 03 Jul 86 15:11:38

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Query: I am interested in any information that anyone could provide on the exact locations of the mill at the mouth of Hardin's creek (apparently near a road that crossed Grundy's Ford and Stewart's creek) and warehouse (1/4 mile from the mouth) owned by Jacob Doom during the 1790s.

Jacob lived on 625 acres on Short creek between John Nall and Richard Parker; and next to Jacob Yoder; apparently "on the east side of the road leading from John Phillips to Bardstown".

He also had land below Lebanon along Indian Lick creek and Rowling Fork creek- apparently next to Henry Smock and two families named Whitehead and Mayerd.

Among his friends and associates were Robert Peak, Ignatius Cissel, Thomas, John and William Phillips, Coleman Brown, John Lancaster, William Rice, James Watkins, John Helm, George Hamilton, Thomas Brown, Henry Faith, Richard Shelby, John Overlin, Terrence Conner, Thomas Elliot, Isaac Morison and George Summers.

I am interested in any information on Jacob Doom, old maps or local histories detailing the area of that time, or information on any of the individuals mentioned.

By the way, I have a truly "sickening" amount of information on the many branches of the Dooms.

I live in St. Louis and will be returning to the Bardstown area in the near future.

Thanks to anyone for help on this.

Robert I. Doom
265 Wren Dr.
Florissant, Mo.

Diane Bollschweiler ~ Sun, 30 Jun 1996 09:55:18

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Query: I need information on the children of Reuben SMITH & Mary COLEMAN. Reuben and Mary were married in Nelson County 27 Oct 1824, both were over the age of 21. Does anyone know if they had a child named Napoleon? I would appreciate any information on Reuben and Mary as all I have is a marriage date, and my belief that they are the parents of my Napoleon.


Diane Bollschweiler ~ Sun, 30 Jun 1996 10:38:21

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Query: I need information on the children of Reuben SMITH & Mary COLEMAN. They were married 27 OCT 1824, both over the age of 21. Did they have a child named Napoleon??? I would appreciate any information on this family as the date of marriage is all I have. Visit my KYGENWEB site. Also seeking information on the following surnames in Kentucky and Virginia. Admire Gividen Head Jones Jupin LeMaster Langsford Maliss Mattick Mims Nation Nicholls Patton Penniston Pitts Quick Randolph Razor Ritchie Rogers Smith Stallard Stone Woody Woodson

Roger Coltvet ~ Sat, 15 Jun 1996 21:14:46

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Query: John SEAL(E)(S) born 1768 in QA Co, MD, married Mary Ann VESSELS (from St. Marys Co, MD), died 1821 in Nelson Co, KY. His parents were John Seale (died 1777, QA, MD), a "surgeon" and Rachel ROCHESTER. Especially looking for the parents and origins of this "surgeon" John Seale.

Pat ~ Sat, 25 May 1996 09:00:36

E-mail Address: pobrist@MAIL.WIN.ORG
Query: Would like to share info on the family of Charles STEWART/STEWARD/STUART etc. Charles STEWART married Anna TIMOTHY/TYMOTHEE. In his will dtd. 1810 in Nelson County he names: son, William, dec.; Charles; s-i-l Richard Watson, daus, Ann WATSON, Ann Mildred WINFIELD, Winifred STEPHENS, Mary ROBERTS, Rebeckah WILLIAMS, Susanna HAYDEN and Sarah STEWART. ...all nine children. Exec: Charles STEWART and William ROBERTS. Wit. Joseph, Richard, & Jane Nevitt. Written 3 Jan. 1800, prob. 16 Apr. 1810.

Dorothy Koenig ~ Sat, 25 May 1996 08:18:10

E-mail Address: dkoenig@LIBRARY.BERKELEY.EDU
Query: In your search for STEWARTs in this part of Kentucky have you come across a Joseph Stewart who married Elizabeth HERRELL in 1837 in Spencer County, KY? Elizabeth was the sister of my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Herrell, who married Tunis HAGERMAN. Spencer County, as you know, was formed from Nelson and Shelby counties in 1824. Elizabeth and Mary Herrell were daughters of Rachel Herrell, who -- since she gave consent for them to marry -- must have been a widow at the time. The HERRELs have been a brick wall for me for some time! Thanks!

Diane Bollschweiler ~ Sat, 25 May 1996 17:14:28

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Query: I am looking for information on John RITCHIE born probably Scotland, died 1814 in Nelson Co. His wife is Jemima QUICK born 1753 probably NJ, died jul 1840 in Nelson Co. The have 7 children: Mary md Robert LEAMON, Sarah md John B MARATTEE, Nellie md Ignatius MEC MEDCALFE, Corenlius md Kesiah JUPIN, Jemima md John JUPIN, John md Eleanor JUPIN, William md Nancy BRYAN. Any information on this family will be appreciated. Thanks,

Diane Bollschweiler ~ Sat, 25 May 1996 17:08:20

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Query: I am looking for any information on Grover HARRISON. He has a daughter, Catherine HARRISON born 20 oct 1792, died 14 Jul 1859, buried in Nelson County, KY. Catherine married Henry NICHOLLS 9 OCT 1815 in Nelson Co. I would appreciate any information on this HARRISON family. Thank you.

Jeff Duvall ~ Wed, 22 May 1996 17:32:18

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Query: I have an Edward COOMBS (c. 1736-8-Dec-1820) and Rebecca STILWELL (c. 1744-25-Dec-1853), both of whom were born in PA and died in Nelson Co., KY, that I am trying to work on. While I think that I have a fairly good grasp on the STILWELL family I am at a deadend when it comes to the COOMBS family. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

Sheila Reid ~ SAReid1@AOL.COM
Query: I am looking for information on the REID family who settled in Nelson Co. in 1782-85 on the "Beech Fork," I think near Gilkey's Run. I have traced my lineage back to Alexander Reid, b. in Nelson Co. in 1804. In his marriage bonds to Lucy Anna Robinson (d.o. John Robinson and Henrietta Reid), Alexander lists his father as David Reid from Pennsylvania and his mother, Nancy, as being from Maryland. I believe Nancy's maiden name was Power or Powers. (Henrietta Reid was also related to David Reid, I think his sister.)

Alexander and Lucy Reid's children were John D., Susan M., Margaret A. George W. and Eliza C.

The above-described land is listed in the Master Index of Virginia Surveys and Grants 1774-1791 and was surveyed in the 1780's. The index lists several different Reids on the land in that area (i.e., Alexander, Andrew, James, John), but not David. I do know that it was my family of Reids that settled on that land. I just have not been able to figure out David, father of Alexander's, connection to the Reid's listed in the Index of surveys & grants, or to find out exactly where they migrated from and if they obtained their land through military service, homestead, etc.

Any help on this, or information on the families of Power(s) and Robinson, would be greatly appreciated.


Would like to exchange information on Conrad Walters b. Germany s/o Jacob. Conrad M. Nancy Redmon b. 1712.

Their daughter Catherine b. 17 Oct 1759 m. Edward Huss. Thanks Cynthia

Patty Ritter ~ Fri, 17 May 1996 17:14:50

E-mail Address: PRitter587@AOL.COM

I am searching for any and all descendents of Elder William Taylor who helped
organize the Baptist church in Nelson County in the 1780's.  He was married
to Rachel THOMPSON.  This family originated from Newark, New Jersey.
 William's children were:
  Dorcas m. Moses PIERSON
  Recener m. Isaac WHITAKER
  Isaac m. Polly MARSHALL
  John m. Polly RICKS
  Thompson m. Sarah BATSEL
  Sarah m. William MARSHALL
I am trying to put together a mailing list of as many living descendants as
possible for a reunion next summer.  If you are a descendant and wish to help
plan this reunion, please write.  We will be meeting this summer in Nelson
County to do the planning.


Beth McKinney ~ Fri, 17 May 1996 04:05:56

E-mail Address: BCMRKM@AOL.COM

Query: I am hoping to find the ancestry of Mary OSBORN, b 16 Jun 1764 in Vermont
(Vermont has no records that early). Mary OSBORN, was married 11 Jul 1785 by
Rev Joseph Barnett, at Barnett's Fort, a few miles west of Bardstown in
Nelson County, KY, to David LEE.
They had at least 7 children: Katherine (b 1788), David, Jr, (1791), William
(1793), Joseph (1796) - all born in Nelson Co, KY, and Nathan (1801), Mary
Ann (1803) and Exra/Ezrom, all born in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Anyone know of an Osborn family at Barnett's Fort, Nelson Co, KY abt


Peggy Marrs ~ Thu, 16 May 1996 13:45:29

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Query: My ancestor, Hezekiah Murphy, died July 31, 1842 somewhere in Nelson County
Kentucky, while on a trip there.   He fought in the Revolutionary War and
his trip might have had something to do with his bounty land warrant, though
by this time his family was in lincoln County, Missouri.  Was there any
mention of Hezekiah's death in any newspaper(presuming that any newspapers
from the time survived and were later filmed and indexed). He had previously
lived in Nelson County, and his daughter Jemina had married a Robert Hammond
Dec 27, 1827 in Nelson County.  We are trying to find out Hezekiah's father's


Louis R. Reed ~ Wed, 15 May 1996 20:31:22

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Query: Researching the Remey (Ramey) family who lived in Nelson county in the 1790's.  They
immigrated from Loudoun County, Virginia.

Joan Logan Brooks ~ ktoeto@IMAGINET.FR

Query: I am searching for info. on the parents,  birthplace, and siblings of a
g-g-grandfather named Edwin Jackson.  According to the census, he was born
in Virginia.  I have reason to suspect that he was born in a county that is
now in WV.  His birthdate, taken from his tombstone, was 2 Oct 1802.
Edwin Jackson married Nancy B. Hobbs in 1836 in Nelson Co., KY.  About 10
years later, they moved to Lincoln Co., MO, where Edwin died in 1855.  Edwin
was a farmer and owned 400 acres in Lincoln Co., MO.  The family was well
educated; an interesting list of scolarly books was included in the inventory.
Anyone who might have a lead on Edwin Jackson, I would appreciate hearing
from you.  Thanks.
Joan Logan Brooks, using my husband's screen-name in France,

Roger Coltvet ~ r.coltvet@PHX.COX.COM

Query: George SHARUM was born in about 1786 in VA.  Married in 1804, Bardstown, Nelson Co, KY to
Ann T. Seals. Anyone know anything about his ancestry?

DeAnna Fisher ~ Byram@MSN.COM

Napoleon A. SMITH, born 1827, Ky. married June 20, 1865,
Nelson Co., Mary Frances RITCHIE, died Mar. 7, 1879, Nelson Co., buried,
Little Brick Cemetery, Boston, Nelson Co. Ky.
Nelson Co. Cemetery Vol. III, gives name as Napoleon K. Smith, husband of Mary
F. Smith. I have seen the tombstone, it is Napoleon A. Smith.
Abstracts of Nelson Co. Ky Wills by Annie Burns, notation on back of Rufus
Smith Will, names wife Mary A. (Polly), children, Nathan, Stephen, Napoleon,
Lorenzo and Desdemona.
No marriage record found in Nelson Co. for Rufus Smith.
Napoleon SMITH and Mary Frances RITCHIE had the following children:
1. Mary Desdemona Smith, b. 1870, Nelson Co., m. William Byram
NICHOLS. children: 1. James Napoleon Nichols
                              2. John Kelly Nichols
                              3. Mattie Belle Nichols
2. Mattie A. Smith, b. 1872, Nelson Co., m. R.F. HAYES in Bullitt Co.
3. William Wise Smith, b. 1874, Nelson Co., m. Ann E. HILL.
I have no idea where they were before Ky. so I have hit the proverbial "brick
Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.


Patty Ritter ~ PRitter587@AOL.COM

Query: I am researching the following families that were in Nelson County during the
period from 1780-1850:  Elizabeth WILSON, m. Henry PRATHER, 1785; Robert
WILSON, m. Georetta _____; Samuel WILSON, m. Mary SAUNDERS 1788; Vance WILSON
m. Polly _______; James WILSON m. Peggy WHITAKER 1799; Joseph Glass WILSON m.
Susanna WOOD 1799 and Elizabeth ALLEN; Isaac WILSON m. Jannet SUTHERLAND.
Looking for any information about the Wilsons that were in Nelson County, KY
between 1785 and 1820.  I'm particularly interested in finding out the
relationships of Robert Wilson, Vance Wilson, Joseph Wilson and Mary Wilson.
I am also wondering how Mary Wilson was connected to Isaac Cox.
Thanks for any information.

Barbara Kidwell ~

About 1800 my GGG grandfather, Gerard Blackstone Berryman (1761-1840)
moved to Kentucky from Va., with his wife Ailzey Quesenberry Berryman
(1770-1837) and settled on a farm in Nelson County, on a tribtary of the
Salt river, called Beach Fork.  In 1818 he exchanged his farm in Nelson
County for lands in Ohio county, near the town of Hartford. My GG
grandfather (Jerome C. Berryman) along with several of his brothers and
sisters were born in Nelson County. Both Gerard B. and Ailzey Berryman
are buried in Bethel Church Cemetary, near Hartford.  Below listed issue
of G.B. & Ailzey born in Nelson Co.:
        Nancy Ann Berryman b. ?, d. ?, m. James Moorman 9/30/1823
        Frances Berryman b. 1803, d. ?, m. Gatewood Nalle 2/4/1828
        John Newton Berryman b. 1807, d. 1816 (in Nelson Co.)
        Thomas Newton Berryman b. 1807, d.1884, m.
        Jerome Causin Berryman b. 1810, d. 1906 m.
        Ailsey Berryman b.__, d.__, m. Rawleigh Chinn 1844
Would like to have additional information on any of these.  Will be
traveling to Ky. in early summer.  would like to have a couple of places
to visit while there, ie. cemetaries, libraries.  will, of course share
whatever i have that may help someone else.


Lou Poole ~

I am a descendant of Alexander McCown (1755-1835), a leading citizen and the
town's first jailer, of Bardstown, Kentucky -- through his son Joshua
(1804-1896).  I have quite a bit of information on this family, but am
always looking for more.

For example, the "lore" is that his first wife was Annie Coleman.  I have
never seen any proof of this, and would love to obtain information that
would prove or even tend to confirm this.  Alexander's second wife (and
mother of Joshua) was Susan Unseld.  I, too, have lots of information on her
and her family, but know there is more to be found.

I would be interested in sharing this information with any serious
researcher who has common interests.


Nancy Burke ~ Tue, 23 Apr 1996 17:57:23

E-mail Address:

Query: I believe I just 'found' my ggg grandfather, William MC AHRON in Nelson Co.
KY where he married Jane LEWIS on 11 April 1799.
William was born in NC ca 1770 and was living in PA in 1810.  I just can't
believe my 'good fortune' in finding him 'by chance' in Nelson Co. KY.
Does anyone have any information about Jane LEWIS?  I also found a John
LEWIS m. Jenny SKAGGS , Thomas LEWIS m. Peggy PARKER 14 Jan 1813, John D.
LEWIS m. Amanda HOBBS  15 August 1822.
My family is SIMMONS and I was 'fortunate to find a Greenbury SIMMONS who
married Susan RENTCH 10 June 1828. This Greenbury was another elusive
I have MAY ancestors and there was a Patsey MAY who married a John COOK 19
February 1801 and Hosiah COOK who married Tabitha MAY 3 February 1803.


Joan Logan Brooks ~ Mon, 8 Apr 1996 08:17:25

E-mail Address:

Query: I am looking for information on the parentage and birth county of Edwin
Jackson, born 1802 in Virginia (from census), who married Nancy B. Hobbs of
Nelson Co., KY, in 1830's.  She was the daughter of Thomas Hobbs and
granddaughter of Joshua Hobbs, all of Nelson Co.  Edwin and Nancy moved to
Lincoln Co., MO, in 1840's and he died there in 1850's.
  If you can help gain any information on Edwin Jackson when he was in Nelson
Co, KY, (1830-40's) or from where he came before entering Nelson Co., please
e-mail me asap.


Mary McCauley ~ Fri, 19 Apr 1996 17:32:43

E-mail Address: QPVJ21A@PRODIGY.NET

Query: My interest is primarily in Nelson/Washington/Marion counties,
WATHEN, MARTIN, LEAKE and SEMMES/SIMS.  I would be delighted to
hear from anyone working on families in those counties from abt
1785 to present. 


Gemi Pearman ~ Sat, 6 Apr 1996 11:38:58

E-mail Address: RZCL87A@PRODIGY.NET

Query: Thomas J. NELSON was born on 16 Oct 1823 in Nelson Co, KY and married
Rebecca E.  He died on 22 Dec 1907.  Rebecca was born on 27 May 1825 in
KY and died on 5 Oct 1890.  Their children were
Elizabeth J, Susan, Sarah (HUBER), Mary E (TABB) and Martha Francis
(SKAGGS).  Does anyone have information to share on any member of this
family?  All help would be greatly appreciated.


Judy Board ~ Fri, 05 Apr 1996 08:07:40

E-mail Address:

Query: Looking for a marriage record for James HANDLEY to an Elizabeth. Elizabeth's surname may be HALL.  
The marriage would have been between 1805 and 1815.


Carole Palmer ~ Sun, 31 Mar 1996 19:22:21

E-mail Address:

Query: My 4th great-grandparents were John POOLE and Jane HUSTON
who were married 18 Apr 1805 Nelson County, KY.  In 1826
they left Nelson County for Henderson County in western
KY, along with their 12 children.
 Jane Huston's parents came to KY from Miflin Co., PA.
In 1850 & 1860 census statements John Poole claimed to
have born in PA also.  However, in an 1880 census
statement, one of his daughters says John Poole was
born in MD.
  Any information on the origins of my John Poole would
be most welcome.


Joe Edwards ~ Tue, 02 Apr 1996 13:37:58

E-mail Address:

Query:Looking for ANCESTORS and DESCENDANTS of:
HENRY WATSON and SARAH (last name unknown), who resided in NELSON
COUNTY, Kentucky (Camp Creek, just east of Bardstown) between 1778 and 1815.
Known children are:
	WILLIAM WATSON married 12 Aug 1790 to REBECCA GOODIN;
	JAMES WATSON married 17 Aug 1796 to NANCY COFFMAN;
	HENRY WATSON JR.  married 17 Jan 1798 to NANCY BRIDGEWATER and 9 Sep
		1803 to MARY ANN RHODES; and
	ABRAHAM WATSON married 15 Sep 1803 to ELLY RHODES;
All marriages in NELSON COUNTY, Kentucky.
All but JAMES WATSON moved to HARRISON COUNTY, INDIANA about 1810-15.
James Watson was supposedly the first person legally Hung in Nelson
County, Kentucky for the killins of his son-in-law, Michael Coffman
and a George Washington Courtney.


The Prices ~ Sun, 10 Mar 1996 11:10:29

E-mail Address: prices@DIMENSIONAL.COM

Query: Looking for ANY information on William KEITH sp. Elizabeth LARUE born in
Hampshire, Va., moved to Nelson Co., Ky., abt 1780 and their sons John
sp Elizabeth ROGERS and Isaac sp. Malinda MATTINGLEY.  John and Isaac
and their families moved to MO in early 1800's.  Thanks  Donna


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