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Searching for gg grandfather's parents

Started by John Hale. Last reply by Valerie J. Thompson Mar 24, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm looking for any info on the Evans family.

Started by Stephanie Ann. Last reply by Stephanie Ann Aug 10, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by William Lee Ross III on March 30, 2014 at 6:11pm

I have an ancestor called Thurman Ross. He was born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky in 1799. Does anyone have any relations to Thurman Ross?

Comment by Katie Andrews Potter on December 5, 2013 at 5:01pm

Hi all! I am a "Geneablogger" and I have started writing about different people's ancestors for Treasure Chest Thursday. First week I wrote about my ancestor Jesse Vawter, from Madison, Indiana. Today I featured Abraham Wrightsman, an Underground Railroad conductor from near Kokomo. I am looking for more ancestors to spotlight. You can check out my blog at or email me directly about your ancestor:


Looking forward to hearing from you!

Comment by Paul Frazier Gerhart on November 10, 2013 at 6:24pm

Thanks for asking John.  I have the same question for Frazier/Frazer/Fraysher/etc.  If anyone with this last name has tested or is interested in testing, please feel free to contact me -- Paul Frazier Gerhart at

Our line came from Moccasin Creek, southwest VA about 1800 led by Solomon (b1773), George, Jonathan, Squire, and perhaps other Fraziers from Russell County (what is now Scott County), VA into what was then Floyd (now Letcher and Breathitt) County, KY.

Comment by John Hale on November 10, 2013 at 3:12pm

Are there any Acker, Aker, Akers, or Hale's in the KY group, or does anyone know of any of these surnames that have done a Y-DNA test, so I can compare my Y-DNA results?

Comment by Timothy P. Gallagher on September 4, 2013 at 12:39pm

The Elder descendants are holding our next reunion  July 31-Aug 3 2014 in Fancy Farm, KY.    If you would like to join the Elder tree please just send me you email to    Your Cousin,    Tim Gallagher  New Market, MD  301-831-3994

Comment by Carma-Lu Thompson on May 6, 2013 at 10:06pm

Denise - try this website:

it is for the association of Diosean Archivists.  I have given you the contact page.  They should be able to help you find the right archive.


Comment by Denise Damm on May 6, 2013 at 2:32pm

Carma-Lu Do you know how I would get in touch with them? I couldn't find anything in my online search of the Diocese that told me where the Archives were. Thanks.

Comment by Carma-Lu Thompson on May 4, 2013 at 10:10pm

Denise Damm - have you tried the Diocese Archivist society?  They could probably tell you which archive the records would be held at.

Comment by John Hale on May 4, 2013 at 7:19pm

I am seeking contact with my Hale cousins from the following aunts and uncles:

Jessie Hale, born 1912 in Breathitt Co., Kentucky.
Mattie Hale, born 1914 in Breathitt Co., Kentucky.
Evelyn Hale, born 11 Jun 1919 in Breathitt Co., Kentucky.
Earl Hale, born 29 Nov 1921 in Breathitt Co., Kentucky.
Frances Hale, born 07 Nov 1923 in Magoffin Co., Kentucky.

I'm John Hale son of John J. Hale, born 16 Jul 1927 in Martin Co., Kentucky.

Thanks for any help.

John Hale

Comment by Timothy P. Gallagher on March 23, 2013 at 2:59pm


2014 Reunion of the Descendants of William Elder of Maryland July 31-Aug 4 FANCY FARM, KY

Join association $25 per year The William Elder of Maryland Descendants Association, Inc PO Box 202 Emmitsburg, MD 21727-0202 301-831-3994


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