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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 Denise Damm on February 24, 2013 at 2:45pm

I have a Schmidt family who lived in Paducah, Kentucky from the time of their marriage in 1852 until they can to California in 1874.  When my great uncle did work on this family he sourced the birth information of the children as the "Catholic Records Center".  Is anyone aware of this repository? I haven't been able to come up with anything close through internet searches or reference books. I would have expected the records to have been in a Diocese. Thanks.

Comment by Pam Rice Church on January 2, 2013 at 3:40pm

I am researching the  Rice family in Lawrence Co and Carter Co Ky, I am trying to locate the Parents of William C Rice b. abt 1828 in Ky married to Mary Polly Osburn. I am so trying find information on Robert Weaver  and Mary Blythe Weaver their daughter Mary A Weaver married David A Bryant Lawrence Co Ky, their other daughter Catherine Weaver went to marry  Anderson Rice son of Robert Rice. I am trying to Connect Robert to William since all three families lived close to each other in 1870s.

Comment by Theresa Ann Moore on July 4, 2012 at 5:31pm

Looking for information on "Moore" family in Kitts or Harlan Co. Kentucky.  Matt and Winnie Moore were my Grandparents, information on them is scarce. I hear its due to all the flooding and lost records as to the reason its hard to get information on anyone from this area.

Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on July 4, 2012 at 4:50pm

My family names from KY are: Irvin, Proffitt, Isenberg all in the Monroe, Barren area. I am particularly looking for death-burial information on Dory Irvin, male, living in poor house in 1870 Monroe. All help is appreciated.

Comment by Betty Jo Blevins on June 24, 2012 at 4:58pm

Virginia, my husband has alot of Barkers, Stevens/Stephens and Blevins in them. They are from Elliott, Carter, Rowan and Boyd Counties in KY. Older ones come from North Carolina. Maybe we can help each other. Have about decided to try and go the route of the Barkers for husband and son's Sons of American Revolution since we hit a brick wall in trying to find documentation needed for the Blevins. Good Luck.

Comment by John Hale on May 11, 2012 at 6:14pm

Update on my research of my Hale line.

A before unknown cousin was located who is the great granddaughter of Henry Hale a brother to John Hale, my great grandfather. She stated that her mother (Mary Quinn) always told her and her brother they were not really Hale. They were AKERS. Her mother told them an Aker was adopted either by Henry Hale or his father John Hale, my great great grandfather.

Would any one know of any Acker/Aker/Akers that was taken in by a Hale family? Thanks for any help.

John Hale

Comment by Sue Holland Mosser on May 3, 2012 at 11:18am

I'm researching mainly in Graves & Hickman counties:  Holland, Clark, Morgan, Midyett/Midgett.  I'd love to hear from anyone with these connections in the area.

Comment by Winston Cochrane on October 28, 2011 at 2:34pm
I have just joined Genealogy Wise. In KY I am researching these surnames: Cochran/Cochrane, Winston, Stewart, Rigg, Garland, Musselman, Claxton, Moore, Doughty, Hendrickson, Baker.
Comment by Virginia Barker on October 6, 2011 at 10:41am
I'm researching the following names in Kentucky:

These families are not related to each other. The Barker's I'm researching are from Elliott County, Kentucky and are my husband's father's family.

The families of Hall, Johnson, McCray and Meade are from Letcher and Floyd County and I'm researching them for a family friend.

The Schaffner and Webb family are my mother's side of the family. Schaffner are from Jefferson County, Kentucky and the Webb's and Thompson's are from Lawrence County, Kentucky.

I look forward to hearing from others researching these names.
Comment by Nancy Elder-Petersen on September 11, 2011 at 3:07pm

Thinking about KY mysteries,

we have 2 ELDER DNA kits which match the MAINE DNA

group, but are found in Madison Co KY - they listed the wrong ELDER ancestors, so we now need to find their MAINE connection.

Here's one:

ELDER Kit #202515 
by Bryn

ID: I11375
Name: David Robert Elder
Sex: M
Birth: 5 MAR 1865 in Berea, Madison Co., Kentucky
Death: 17 MAR 1935 in Huntsville, Illinois?
Burial: Denver Cemetery, Denver, Hancock, Illinois

Father: Anderson M. Elder b: 18 JUL 1824 in Kentucky
Mother: Sarah Frances Newton

Marriage 1 Jane Novell b: in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
    •    Married: 28 NOV 1901
    1.     Dora Frances Elder
    2.     Anderson S. Elder
    3.     Mary Elder
    4.     Taylor Elder
    5.     Ward Elder
    6.     Sarah Myrtle Elder b: 1906


I posted more of the research notes on my webpages


--Nancy Elder Petersen, Vancouver, WA USA

Host, ELDER DNA project



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