One of the popular features
found in The Kentucky Explorer each month is genealogy,
often published in the form of letters, queries, photographs,
and stories. Several serial features, such as Kentucky Genealogy
Help Line, Genealogy From The Long Ago, and Strictly Kentucky
Genealogy, are dedicated solely to this purpose and continue
from month to month.
Here are some genealogy
items from our February 2005 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help
Seek photo of my grandmother, Lucinda Ousley Hughes, dau. of
Robert Lee and Polly Prater Ousley, m. Daniel Boone Hughes. Any
Maggie Hughes Hayes
620 Mudlick Branch
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Seek photos and info. on Andrew Jackson Rigsby, b. 8/18/1854,
Lawrence Co., Ky., d. 12/31/1918, Morgan Co., Ky., m. 1st, 8/15/1873,
Lawrence Co., Sarah Segraves, had three children; m. 2nd, 2/25/1882,
Amanda Blair, Magoffin Co., Ky., had ten children. Also, photo
of Terryville, Kentucky, school. Any help appreciated.
Nancy Rigsby Fyffe
543 E. County Line Road
Springfield, OH 45502
Seek photos and info. on my grandfather, Jefferson Davis Howard,
b. 1867, d. 1943, son of Addison Green Howard, b. 1847, d. 1931.
Also, seek info. on feud between Howard and Atkins/Adkins families,
8/16/1900, Little Sandy, Ky., resulting in death of John Marion
Howard and seriously wounding, Lanford Howard. Another brother,
Jacie Howard, d. 11/19/1900. Any help appreciated.
Gary E. Howard
60 Creekwood Drive, Ste. 8
Wilder, KY 41071
Seek info. on my grandmother, Molly Ferguson LeCompte, b. 1/5/1870,
Henry or Owen Co., Ky., sister to Lou Ferguson Hall (relative
of Minor Ferguson, had Lorraine and Mae), m. Lemuel LeCompte,
children: Robert, Carroll, Norman, Lemuel, and Selbert. Any info.
Shirley L. Gill
P. O. Box 92
Bagdad, KY 40003
Seek info. on Benjamin Hamilton, m.. Betty Behr, had Polley Ann,
b. 10/22/1853, m. James Joe Osban/Osborn, Elliott and Morgan
Cos., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
323 Plyleys Lane
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Seek info. on father of Francis "Frank" Marion Parker,
b. 1845, son of Nancy Parker, Cherokee or Blaine, Lawrence Co.,
Ky., reared by Thomas and Jane Parker Adkins, grandson of James
and Sarah Loar Parker (James from Frostbury, Md.) Frank's mother,
Nancy, later m. Moses Loar (later killed), had John Loar, reared
by James and Sarah Parker. Need info. on Moses' murder, 1851.
Any info. appreciated.
Cindy Lewis Black
7783 State Route 503
Argillite, KY 41121