Lewis County Genealogy
|I am still searching for descendants of Jason
and Roseanna Miller or information about
their background. Joye email@example.com
||I am trying to research my grandmother's
family. Robert Harrison Wills marr.
Amanda Fite. Robert's father was Alonzo
Wills, who married a Mary Soister. They
lived in the Cabin Creek area. Robert Harrison was born in
Maysville, Mason County. Donna Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org
|I am looking for the family tree of Brooks and Virginia Ruark (dad's side) and Walter and Marjorie Meadows
(mom's side). I would like any information pertaining to either side of my family. Please
let me know by e-mail. Marsha@ekns.net
||I am trying to find a copy of my parents' marriage license
from 1916 his name is Carlos Stanley Lawhorn and Stella
Rumetta Bloomfield if anyone can help please email me at email@example.com Thank you, Virginia Lewis.
|Looking for information on a Benjamin Brooks
married to Elizabeth Burriss. Elizabeth Burriss was a
daughter of William and Clementine Brook Burriss. How was Benjamin related to Celementine
Brooks, were they kin? There is a Mason Brooks with children named Benjamin and
Clementine. Did Benjamin Brooks marry daughter of Clementine Brooks? This would be
Benjamin's sister's child. Thank you Ellen, great-granddaughter of Benjamin Brooks. Lacey7645@aol.com
||I am looking for any information about my
great-grandfather, Martin Owen Wilson. He was the owner and
publisher of the Vanceburg Sun newspaper. I am not sure when but probably about
the early 1900s. He was born 5-2-1872 and died 2-14-1943. His father was Rodolphus Bukey
Wilson of Aberdeen, Ohio. He was married to Mable Pugh in
August 1899 and then to Alma Irene Agnew on 8-27-1907. Any
information about the ancestry of Martin Wilson will be appreciated. Larry Crutcher
|I am looking for any info on an Asher Parker
b. 1757 Pennsylvania. Lived with Henry and Phoebe Swarts/Swartz Parker, District 1 on the
1850 census, Henry from Virginia. A Talley book states a deposition placing Asher in
Greenup County, Quicks Run, as early as 1809. By 1810 Asher was listed on the Lewis Co. KY
census with as many as eight children, all unknown. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!! Kizzybutt2002@yahoo.com
||I have been researching Lewis/Wilburn/Logan
Families and I am trying to find an obituary and a picture on my grandmother Minnie
(Wilburn) Lewis, death date 10-17-1931 Lewis Co. She had died at Mouth of Laurel. Was
married to Ferguson Lewis from Mouth of Laurel. If anyone had known Minnie Wilburn, I am
very much interested in corresponding. email: Diane Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org
|My grandparents lived, and probably died, in Vanceburg,
Kentucky. My grandfather was Amos Aaron Baxter. He appeared
in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Federal Census' reports from Vanceburg. Occupation listed was
teacher. He was born in 1871 and date and whereabouts of death unknown. He was married to
Sarah Sallie Hall (also went by Sallie Jane or Sarah Jane).
Amos had been married previously and sired sons William, James, Joseph, and my father,
Robert. Also had daughters Olive, Elvira, and Polly. Robert was born on April 6, 1921 and
is still living. Due to the depression, he was "loaned" out to neighboring
farms, foster homes, and orphanages along with sister Polly. He never really saw his
father after he was age five. Sallie (or Sarah) died on March 25, 1948. I believe she died
in Vanceburg. Her maiden name was Hall and she was born in Floyd, Kentucky. Amos Baxters'
mother was named Rebecca I. Baxter and was 76 years old on the 1910 census report. Any
info or possible resource site would be greatly appreciated. Ken Baxter email@example.com
||I am looking for information about a Floyd Lewis. All I know about him is he was married to Bea Williams and
they had a son named William Edward but he was adopted by Bea's sister, Nora Darby and her
husband Hugh Darby in Sophia W.Va. Her sister Bea died. He also had an older bother named
Clyde but I do not think that Floyd Lewis was his father. They did not adopt him until he
was 12 years old but he lived with them since he was about two. He was my father and
passed away in November. I told him I would try to find out about his real father. Nora
was a Williams who was raised in Greenup. She told me that
her sister Bea married Floyd Williams and even after she had my father Floyd Lewis did
write to ask about him but never saw him and then when they adopted him she did not hear
from him any more. I know he is probably not alive any more but he may have some other
children that can tell me about him. If anyone has any information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Dawn Welborn
|My grandfather's name was Simon Scott. I don't know my grandmother's name. Actually, I don't really
know dates. We moved to Detroit when I was a toddler and while we were there, my mother,
Gladys Pierce Scott, passed away. This would have been in the
early forties. My father brought us back to Kentucky a year or so after my mother's death.
He went back to Detroit and I did not see him or hear from him until I found him in the
early sixties. He passed away soon after that in 1965, I think. I did not know anyone in
my father's family, but would like to hear from any relatives of Simon Scott or Burt
(Bert) Scott. We did go to high school with a Patrica Scott who may be a cousin. She lived
in Vanceburg. I can be reached at 132 Millwood Court, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 or by email
at email@example.com Thank you so
much for trying to help me.
Sincerely, Helen May Scott Risk
|I am looking for newspaper clippings, pictures, stories,
etc. of Ruark, Penrod families
in Lewis County. I have Ruark genealogy for several generations. Looking for info on Annie
Penrod Ruark...she married John Lewis Ruark, lived in the Concord area. Died in 1945. Any
stories or pictures or anything at all on this family will be appreciated...I have a
family website as well.
Sherry Hayslip firstname.lastname@example.org
|I have several things on the family of Andrew Jackson Morgan & Matilda Eulett, but am
still looking for more on their son William H. Morgan and Elizabeth Jarvis,
especially. I know they were married in Lewis Co. on Jan. 7, 1881. I have a copy of their
marriage bond an certificate. They were my grandparents. Also anything you may have on the
lives of A.J. and Matilda. Where they lived, and about their family life. Sure appreciate
Patricia Hampton, South Shore, Ky. email@example.com
|My father James E. McCoy
was born at Stricklett, on July 21, 1907, and died in Portsmouth, Ohio, on August 29,
1971. His parents were William Henry McCoy and Alverta "Allie" Hyrne. William Henry was the son of James McCoy and Sara E. Ginn
Brooks McCoy and grandson of William McCoy and Mary Strode. Allie Hyrne was the daughter
of Charles Hyrne and Elizabeth Dunaway. Elizabeth was the
daughter of John Dunaway and Louisa Stull (daughter of Andrew
Stull and Elizabeth Strait). Charles Hyrne was the son of Leonidas Hyrne (served in the
Civil War)and Eliza Esham. I am a direct descendant of William Ginn
and Sarah Thoroughman who married in Lewis County in 1821 and
of William Esham, early settler in Lewis County from Maryland, through his daughter
Lucretia Esham and her husband Elisha Esham, son of Jonathan Esham of Bourbon County, Ky.
My great-grandfather James McCoy was living in Lewis County in the 1910 census with his
brother William McCoy on Kinney Pike, but the Bureau of Vital Statistics does not have a
death certificate for him. He either died in 1910 or moved out of the state. Also where is
Kinney Pike? I would appreciate any information on my great-grandfather James McCoy and
his wife Sara and on my family lines of Ginn, Dunaway, Hyrne, Esham, Thoroughman, Stull,
McCoy. If there are any photographs of these individuals I would love to hear about it.
Thank you and if I can assist anyone with information please get in touch with me.
Kennard at firstname.lastname@example.org
|My grandmother Lena Liles Wright
was born in Garrison in March of 1909. Her siblings names were Edna, Ruth, Carl, Herb and
Ray. I believe all were born there except Ray. Father was Wilmer Scott Wright born about
1879, unknown. Mother was Bertha Bigg or Biggs born about
1880. They moved to Cincinnati in the late teens or early 1920s. I think Bertha died in
Cincinnati in 1920. I'm trying to trace my family back and am interested in any
information on them. Please e-mail at DABlatt@webtv.net or write to David Blatt, 204 W.
South St. Apt 1-C, Smyrna, DE 19977. Thanks, David Blatt
|I am the granddaughter of Leonidas Hyrne (born in 1879, died 1918) and Dora Ellen Meadows Hyrne; they were married in 1902 and both are buried at
McEldowney Cemetery. Great-grandparents are Leonidas Hyrne Sr. (born in 1838 and died in
1903 buried at McEldowney Cemetery on Kinny, he served in the Union Army, 22nd. Ky Inf.)
and Eliza Esham Hyrne. They were married in 1858 and deeded
the land where the Oak Ridge Baptist Church is to the Church. I have been searching for
any information on my great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother Richard P. Hyrne
(born in South Carolina in 1807) and Maria Hyrne (maiden name unknown) who came to Lewis
County through Muskingham, Ohio, by way of South Carolina; they are buried in Lewis
County. Any information would be appreciated.
Jean Hyrne Thompson email@example.com
|I'm seeking anyone who might have
information on John McCann and his wife Nancy (Culbreath) McCann
whom had three sons named William, John, and James, who was my great, great grandfather.
They came to Kentucky on a flatboat from Pennsylvania in 1792 and embarked in the
Maysville area and settled in the Nicholas County area. James (my great, great
grandfather) went to Indiana in 1833. William went to Lewis County and married Jane
McKinzie and their descendants still live in this area. E-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more
information, Thanks, Jim Short
||I am looking for an obituary or any info on
family of Harriet "Harry" Smith Stevens of
Burtonville, Lewis Co. Ky. She was the wife of William Stevens. She died sometime after
1915(approx. age 70 years) but before ca 1925. She does not have a death certificate on
file in Frankfort. I have no DOB or exact DOD or where she is buried. Her daughter Minerva
Harriet b. July 19, 1863 d. August 1913 m. Dudley B. Saunders.
Minerva was the mother of Beatrice Smyth Saunders Applegate
(w/o Dave) and Gladys Marie Saunders Applegate (w/o Marvin). You can write or e-mail me. email@example.com Thank you, Patsy
Hawkins 135 Idlewind Dr. Paris, Ky 40361
|Looking for descendants of
Benjamin Whipple Clark b: 7/20/1812 Penfield, Monroe, NY,
married Marietta Bradhurst b: abt 1820 NY on 9/22/1839 Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, may
have moved to Lewis Co. as their daughter Alice Whipple Clark
b: April 1, 1846 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, d: 9/29/1899 thought to be in Lewis Co.
where she lived, married John B. Lawhorn 12/13/1863 in Lewis
Co. Benjamin & Marietta had issue of 11 that I have knowledge of. I look forward to
hearing from any descendant as the above are my direct ancestors.
Thank You Patricia Viellenave firstname.lastname@example.org
|Looking for Wallingford/Pugh
families. My grandfather, Samuel Pugh
Wallingford, was born in Tollesboro in 1884. His father was Webster Napoleon Wallingford
and his mother Mary Keren Pugh. I am having a terrible time locating Mary Keren's family.
Can you help me or point me to someone who can?
Diana Wallingford Kitch DIDEDOODAH@aol.com
|My Grandfather Andrew Jackson Clark was born in Vanceburg Sept. 14, 1888, to William Henry Clark
and Sarah Morgan. He married Effie (Ethel) James from Sciota County, Ohio, I'm not sure of
Brenda Armstrong, P.O. Box, 290 Butler, KY 41006.
|I am researching Kegley and Kilgore lines from Lewis
County, Ky. Elmo Kegley, B.1907 married Marie Kilgore, b.1910...they grew up near each
other around Stricklett. They had four children: Clyde b.1928, Mary Frances b.1932, Betty
Lou b.1941 and Thomas Ray,b.1944. They left Ky. in 1939 & moved to Ohio. Marie
Kilgore's father was Jess David Kilgore (a mission preacher who covered eastern Ky. and
western Va., his wife was Stella Maguire). Elmo Kegley's father was Allen Montville Kegley
(Mont) b. May 14, 1881 in Boyd County, Ky. d. July 1970 & buried at Tollesboro. Mont's
father George Robert Kegley, b. in Virginia. Marie Kilgore's siblings: Chester, Woodford,
Parthena, Lara, Thomas. Elmo Kegley's siblings: Ed, Jim, Sam, Eally (sp?), Frank, Martha
(married a Bolt ?)
I can't seem to locate any info on these folks. Any help appreciated.
Steve Newsome E-Mail: email@example.com
|Marilyn Robinson is
researching her family tree and hopes to hear from some of the descendants of John Webster. Four of his children moved to Vanceburg about
1840-1845. They were Nathan B., Asahel,
Joseph and Charity Webster Crawford, who was her
gt.gt.grandmother. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to her at 7430 Elbrook Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45237.
|Margaret L. Sopp (email@example.com) informs us that there is now
a Sprinkle web site where interested Sprinkle family members
may exchange information on Jacob Sprinkle and other members of the Sprinkle family. Mrs.
Sopp is particularly interested in finding Lewis County descendants of Jacob Sprinkle and
his wife, Susan Mullins, whom he married in Carter County.
|Dot Hay has
information on Nicholas Hendrickson's wife, Catherine Mershon and her family, but basically none on the other families.
Can you help? Email her or write to her at 150 Glenwood Rd., Toccoa, GA 30577-1632
||I am searching the Teager line and will gladly swap information with anyone else who
is searching. Also searching Blankenship but this is mostly
in Fleming area. Sue Blankenship, 5304 Albight D.,
Virginia Beach VA 23464.
|My great-grandfather, James Rodgers Smedley,
was born in Vanceburg on May 8, 1830, according to one source. Another source (his death
certificate) says he was born in Ironton, Ohio. I'm at a brick wall until I can find out
which place is correct. His parents were George I. Smedley and Anna (Faulkner) Smedley,
according to H.H. Hardesty's book on Soldiers, Statemen and Politicians. Thanks for
Joan Smedley. e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|I am looking for any information on the Ginn family. I was adopted and don't know much about that side of
the family. My mother's name is Virginia Ginn Hunt, I had an aunt named Peggy Ginn, and I
know of an uncle Sammy Ginn. Any information on health, whereabouts, any relation would be
of great help.
E-mail me at MaryCoy@Columbus.RR.com
or write me at Mary Coy 66 Chapel Sq., West Jefferson, Ohio 43162.
|I'm trying to find records
on family that were born in Lewis County in the 1800's. My great grandfather, George Lewis
Biven was born in 1870 and shows up in the Lewis County
census of 1880 as 10 yrs old. He married Anna Elizabeth Jones. He had a brother Alvin
Benjamin Biven and sisters Matilda (Biven) Kaufmann, Anna (Biven) McNutt and Laura Biven.
He also had an older half-sister, Sarah E. Biven (19 yrs in the 1880 census). His father
was James Henry Biven (b. 1841) who married Permelia Jane Bane in 1868. James was on his
second marriage and was 28 yrs old in 1868 while Permelia was on her first marriage and
was 32 yrs old. I think his first marriage was to a Nancy Hickle (15 yrs old) who shows as
being married to a James Biven (20 yrs old) in the 1860 census (married 8/1859). I'm
trying to find information that will tie James to one of the families of Biven(s) that
lived in Lewis County during the 1800's. I'm also trying to find out exactly where they
lived. They show in the Esculapia Precinct of the 1880 census (I think it was line 464).
On my grandmother's side, Mabel Aleen (Moore) Biven (married to William Henry Biven) I'm
related to the Plummer, Mason, Ferguson, Cox, Jackson, Tomblin and other families. Any
Biven(s) back there with internet that you know of? James Robert Biven
||I am searching for any kinfolk that ties
into the Kennedy family. I descend from Christopher Columbus
Kennedy 1845-1917. His wife's name was Susan; although I'm not sure of her maiden
name-perhaps Fetters. Other surnames that tie into this family are Doyle, Penrod, Latham,
and Walker. On my husband's side, I am researching Applegate, Smalley, Eulett, Lawhorn,
O'Cull, Davenport. Would love to hear from anyone with ties to these families. E-mail
Rachel Applegate at email@example.com.
|Looking for information on Jacob Aills born in Vanceburg (Covedale) Ky. Born approx. 1822. This
family descends from John Aills (Ailes). Any information would be appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org Anita Smith, 2306 29th Road,
Marquette, KS 67464
|Am looking for personal information, photos,
notes, newspaper articles, etc. for Walter Thoroughman,
Ulysses C. Thoroughman, and Tacie G. Jones Thoroughman. Also,
if anyone has any photos of George W. and/or Fannie McEldowney Lykins.
Gloria Buckle, 4064 Edgelake Ct., Villa
Hills, KY 41017
information-family photos, newspaper clippings, anything and everything related to Shell
Howard and Rosa (Gorman) Howard when they moved
to Carthage, Indiana. Was Shell Howard buried in the Vanceburg area? Would love to here
from anyone with any thing about the Howards or anyone related to them and any pictures if
there are any out there. I am the granddaughter of Shell Howard. Supposedly his youngest
son, Robert Lee Howard, is my father I trying to find lost relatives and pictures. Thank
you for any help--can e-mail me email@example.com
or write Rosalie Howard Townsend, 173 Goodwin Court, Crossville, TN 38555.
||Seeking information on the following family;
Hiram DAY, b ca 1800; m 1821 Lydia LOGAN,
d/o James Logan and Caroline Hughes. Their known children are; Archibald B. d. in MN;
Travis B. m IN d. in IL; Daniel D. m. Harriett SETTERS 1860
KY, d. IL; (probably) William m Sarah PATTON; Ann D.;
Elizabeth, may have married William SETTERS; Mary Ann (Polly) m Joseph Ford; Julia A.,
Lydia A. Family is listed in the tax records until 1855 and then vanished. Any clues to
parents, siblings, death, burial or Hiram and Lydia appreciated. Lin DAY Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org
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