Rowan County Kentucky Queries

Queries Submitted May through December, 1997

ADKINS / FULLER / STAMPER: I am looking for any information on the relations of a John Adkins from Rowan County. He had siblings William and Nancy. I do not know the name of his parents. His wife's name was Sarah Elizabeth Fuller. Children (not in birth order) are Rollie Adkins, Walter Adkins, Spencer Adkins, Virgie Adkins, Elizabeth Adkins (born ca 1891) m. Robert Stamper, and William Thomas Adkins (born ca 1876) m. Mary Etta Downey.

Karolyn Klaes <> (submitted December 1, 1997)

EVANS / SLOAN / ALLISON: Seeking info on James T. Evans m. Ella Frances Sloan Rowan Co., 30 Apr 1899, parents ______ Evans and Zettie Allison. Wife's father Edmond Sloan.

Cherry Evans <> (submitted October 6, 1997)

DAVIS: I am primarily looking for information on the Davis family. My GGG Grandfather, Jarrett Davis was born in 1808 in Fleming Co. His parents, William Davis and Rachel Barnes, were married in Fleming Co in 1805. They may have had as many as 8 children. William and Jarrett moved to Missouri in 1831. William died in St. Louis, MO in August of 1832. Nancy died a few years later, also in St. Louis. Jarrett married a Nancy Welch in Warren Co. Missouri; Nancy and her father, John Welch were born in KY, co unknown.

I believe William Davis (Jarrett's father) was the son of Jesse Davis and Elizabeth Hougham. William appears to also be from a family of 8 children born in KY. I am unsure of the Co, but I show William and Jesse in Fleming Co in the 1820 and 1830 Census records.

Jesse's parents appear to be a Thomas Davis and ? Breeding. Jesse lived in Fleming Co, until 1 year before his death where he removed to and is buried in Rowan Co. Jesse served in the RW as a pvt from VA.

I am looking primarily for anyone who might have a tie into my Davis family. I am looking for birth/death information on the siblings of my Davis' as well as any information on the spouses, or descendants of these Davis'

Michael Davis <> (submitted September 28, 1997)

LEWMAN: Would like to know who Lake Lewman / Lewman Lake, a reservoir in Rowan County, is named after.

Glenda Lewman <> (submitted September 26, 1997)

COOPER / EAGAN: I am trying to find any information about my family which I believe has lived in the Rowan County area since at least 1818. The family lived west of Morehead close to US 32. The family farm was in the hollow, close to the Cooper Chapel. There may be a road called Cooper Hollow Road as well. My grandfather was Andrew Cooper who was born in 1894. His father was James Cooper who was born in 1857. James' wife was Mary Jane Eagan. James' father was George W. Cooper who was born in the early 1820s. I have lived in Texas all my life but have visited Rowan County many times. I would like to find out as much about the family as I can.

Mark Cooper <> (submitted September 21, 1997)

PORTER / HARRIS: I am looking for information on the ancestors of my grandparents, Cleveland Porter and Flora Harris, married in Rowan County December, 1902. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Thacker <> (submitted September 20, 1997)

MYERS / GRAYSON / STATON: Looking for family of Marion Myers and Florence Grayson, married in 1893 in Rowan Co. Marion was born in 1868 in Bath Co., the oldest child of Joseph Myers and Louede Staton. Marion died in 1932. Marion and Florence lived at Farmers. Names of children not known. Marion is buried at Jones Cemetery at Midland. Any help appreciated.

Bob Myers <> (submitted September 13, 1997)

RIGDON: I would like to exchange information with anyone researching the Rigdon lines in Lewis, Mason, Fleming, Morgan, Rowan or any other counties of the Licking River valley. The earliest known settlers of this family are James Rigdon and his son William who appear in Mason Co. records ca. 1800. Several of the children and grandchildren settled in Lewis Co.

Jean Gillett <> (submitted August 28, 1997)

HIATT / RAYBOURN / LEE: My G Grandfather Josiah Hiatt was murdered by his son-in-law James Rabourn. Which daughter of Josiah's was James married to? One of Josiah's daughters named Gelena (Gelany) was listed age 29 in the 1880 census in Morehead as a servant with the household of Lewis Lee, along with an illegitimate dau Anna age 2. Gelany was noted as died during 1880. What became of Anna and who was her father? So many questions and so few answers.

Vivian McCarty <> (submitted August 20, 1997)

ROYSE / TABOR / KISSICK / HIATT: I am looking for the parents of Elijah Royse b. ca.1801 m.1 Aug. 1825 to Sylvanna Tabor b. ca 1812. Their children were James b.1834, Mary A. b. 1838, John C b. 1840, David O. b. 24 April 1841 d. 2 March 1903 m. Rosanna Kissick 6 April, 1865 d/o Wm. Kissick, Nancy Ann b. 1844 m. James Elihu Hiatt 8 April 1867 and Sarah/Sally b. 1848. When Elijah died???? Sylvanna married Robert Kissick. Can anyone tell me anything more about this family? I know from some court records Elijah apparently had at least one brother named William. Did he have any more siblings? Where did he come from? It is hard to research this line because of the spelling variations. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Vivian McCarty <> (submitted August 18, 1997)

CLICK / TOMLIN: Looking for any information on the Click family in Rowan Co. Thomas Click married Lizanna Tomlin. One of their children was Ellen Click, who is my husband's great grandmother.

Jane Sanderson <> (submitted August 13, 1997)

GRIFFITH / BUTLER: Looking for any info on Griffith family in Rowan and Lewis Counties. My grandfather was Oscar Griffith - his mother's maiden name was White. Oscar was married to Charity Butler. Thanks.

S. Dick <> (submitted August 8, 1997)

HIATT / HYATT / HUNT / GREGORY / DENTON / RAYBOURN / MARKWELL / ELLINGTON / THORNBURG/ McCLURG: I am looking for the parents of Thatcher Hiatt who m Esther/Hester Hunt, Green, Markwell 11 Aug 1820 in Fleming Co. Esther was a d/o of Reubin Hunt and Nancy Denton of Bath Co. Esther and Thatcher were divorced in 1836 and he went to Gallia Co. Ohio and married a Jemima Johnston. The divorce papers states he was living in unlawful adultery. Thatcher and Jemima are in Gallia Co. OH until 1850. They disappear and I do not know where they went.

I need to know if Josiah Hiatt who m Charlotte Gregory 29 Feb 1844 in Fleming Co is the s/o Thatcher and Esther. Anyone know this family? I have proof that Josiah Hiatt was "waylayed and murdered" by his son-in-law James Raybourn at the Cross Roads in Rowan Co. Other families I am researching in Rowan and Fleming counties include: Markwell, Royse, Tabor, Ellington, Thornburg, and McClurg. I would gladly share whatever I have with another researcher.

Vivian McCarty <> (submitted August 8, 1997)

McKINNEY: I am looking for information on a Joseph R. McKinney. He was born in 1832 and died in 1884 . He was a pioneer doctor when this picture was taken in 1853. He was the father of E.W. McKinney of Morehead. They had at least one other son Joseph Archie, who moved to Tx. The wife was Cordelia McKinney and she was born 1832 and died in 1899. The article says she was the wife of perhaps Rowan's first Doctor and she lived in Clay Lick. I received these pictures from a distant cuz and she said that she got them from some centennial edition published back in the 1950's or 60's from a copy in the Univ. at Rowan Co. Ky. [Ed note: This would be the Centennial Edition of the Morehead News, still available for purchase. See the References & Addresses page.] If you could help me in any way. Thanks,

Janet Ford, 5536 S. H. 25 North Electra, Texas, 76360
<> (submitted August 8, 1997)

KEGLEY: My great-grandparents were Samuel H. Conn (1868-1944) and Sarah Ellen Kegley (1869-1951) who lived near Elliottville. They had 11 children, including my grandmother Lula Belle Conn who married Pressie Black, son of Leander Black and Lizzie Pettit. I would like to correspond with anyone else researching these families.

Dianna Gilliam, Polo, MO, <> (submitted August 3, 1997)

MAYS / MAZE / BROWN: Rowan Co. marriage records show Eliza Jane Maze, age 16, dau of Jeff & Lizzie Maze, married D. B. (Daniel Boone) Brown in May 1907. L. H. (Lewis Henry) Hall signed the consent as her guardian, but Eliza Jane is not with the L. H. Hall family in the 1900 census. Does anyone have any more information on this family, such as, Lizzie's maiden name and parents, Jeff's parents, birth, death or marriage dates for Jeff and Lizzie, why L. H. Hall was Eliza Jane's guardian, where Eliza Jane and her parents were in the 1900 census, etc.?

Pam Lasher, <> (submitted August 1, 1997; renewed October 2, 1997)

WILLIAMS / COOK: I'm searching for information on marriage and death of Bettie Williams b: Feb 1871 in Missouri. Her father was Joseph Williams d: 1903. Bettie's sibs were Frank, Nellie, Henry Ollie and Blanchie. Bettie married Luther Cook about 1891 in Bath or Rowan Co. They had 6 children and lived around Moore's Ferry in Bath Co.

David B. Jarrells, <> (submitted July 6, 1997)

MYNHEIR / CROSE: Looking for any information on Jonathan Mynheir who married Dorothy Crose, daughter of Adam Crose, on 15 Feb 1852 in Morgan Co. Listed in the 1860 census of Rowan Co. Known children of Jonathan and Dorothy are as follows: Nancy Mynheir b. 1852, Leonard Mynheir b. 1860, and Mary C. Mynheir, seeking any information on this family.

Howard D. Crose, 1803 Gentle Wind Dr., Arlington, TX 76018, <> (submitted June 19, 1997)

BRADSHAW / CROSE: Searching for any information on John K. Bradshaw b. 1813 who married Catherine Crose dau of Adam Crose on 3 Dec 1842 in Morgan Co. John and Catherine had the following children: Mary Bradshaw b. 1842, James Bradshaw b. 1844 and Sarah Bradshaw b. 1845. Children all born Morgan Co., now Rowan Co. I know Catherine Crose Bradshaw d. 1852 Morgan Co. Did John remarry? Need help, any and all information appreciated, will share info that I have.

Howard D. Crose, 1803 Gentle Wind Dr., Arlington, TX 76018, <> (submitted June 19, 1997)

CLARK / LOGAN / BUTLER / HAVENS: I am looking for information on William H. Clark who was born 9/13/1861 in Lewis Co. Ky, and adopted in Rowan Co. Ky in 1869 by Henry S. Logan. William's father was Simon Clark of Lewis Co., Ky, who died while a prisoner of war at Cumberland Gap. His mother was Mary Jane Butter or Butler, who married a man with the last name of Richman after Simon's death. We have no information on William or why Henry Logan took him from his mother; we do know Henry applied and received William's pension from his father Simon's Civil War death. Simon's father was Cornealious Clark, his mother was Nancy Havens. Simon's name is on the statue in the yard at the Lewis Co. Court House. We have quite a lot of data on William's Clark side of the family, but we don't know what happened to him. Any help would be appreciated.

William Clark, <> (submitted June 16, 1997)

PADGETT / SORRELL: I am searching for the children of William N. Padgett, born April 3, 1857, per Rowan County Birth Records. His father was William Padgett, his mother was Mary Sorrell (daughter of Joseph Sorrell and Sena Hall.)

Mary Alice Allen, <A.alpha4@Worldnet.Att.Net> (submitted June 15, 1997)

McDANIEL / FRALEY: Looking for information on my gggrandparents George and Lizzie Rice McDaniel. Both born in the area that is now Rowan County. Their daughter Elizabeth (Bettie) Melvina McDaniel b 24 Mar 1855 m William O. B. "Butler" Fraley. My information on all the above is limited. Any Fraley or McDaniel info appreciated.

Penny Fraley Richardson, <> (submitted June 7, 1997)

KEGLEY: Researching the Kegley's, John R, Wm, Abraham, Christian any and all branches, I have extensive data on this family and willing to share information to all Kegley researchers.

Howard D. Crose, <> (submitted June 3, 1997)

HUMPHREY: Seeking information on infamous Sheriff Cook Humphrey, well-known character in the Rowan County feuds. Any idea who his parents were? Was the family originally of Fleming County? Although I have a great deal of information on the Humphries (Humphreys, Humphrey) family, I have nothing on this particular line. Appreciate any help given.

Annette Smiley, <> (submitted May 30, 1997)

DEBORD / MIDDLETON / MARLOW / CONN / McFARLAND / MABRY: I'm searching the above names in Carter, Elliott, Morgan and Rowan Counties. Jeptha Debord (son of Isaac) born ca 1800; moved to Lawrence Co ca 1831 then Carter then Elliott. Jeptha m Nancy Middleton, daughter of Lurana Middleton. Their son Jeptha Debord b ca 1850 in Carter married Martha Jane Marlow daughter of Joel Marlow and Polly McFarland (d/o Wm McFarland and Rachel Faris). Also researching Benjamin Franklin Conn b ca 1847 in Morgan Co, son of John Conn and Ursala Carter from Scott Co Va. Also Andrew Jackson Mabry born ca 1853 in Morgan Co, son of Levi Mabry from Carroll Co VA and Mary J. Conn.

Hurshel Debord, <> (submitted May 21, 1997)

CASSITY / ELLIOTT / BROWN / FLANNERY: I'm looking for information on Thomas Norrus Cassity married to Elizabeth "Betsy" Brown. They had a daughter Martha Ellen Cassity, born 18 Nov 1858 in Rowan Co., who married Bluford Elliott about 1880. Bluford and Martha had a daughter Pearl Elliott born 14 May 1885 who married Landford Flannery in 1903 in Rowan Co. Landford and Pearl were my grandparents. Thanks.

Ray Flannery, <> (submitted May 19, 1997)

LEMASTER(S) / FANNING / KIDD: I am searching for information on Francis Marion Lemaster and wife Rosanna Fanning listed on Rowan Co. births as having a son William J. Lemasters born 6/23/1856. John Buchanon Lemaster(s) born July 1, 1858 in Morehead listed Francis M. Lemaster and Rosanna as his parents on a Fayette Co., WV marriage license 2/21/1892. This was his second wife. He married first Mary (Polly) Kidd at an unknown date, probably 1875-1877. If the Francis Marion Lemaster listed is his father he would have shown up in the 1860 census of Rowan Co. but not later. Family story is he died during the Civil War from gangrene from a wound received deserting from an impressment. Anyone with info on these people or census data please let me know. [Editor's note: Rosanna Fanning b. 1837 Morgan Co d/o David Fannin Jr. and Sarah "Sally" Day. See Dave Dollard's Descendants of Joshua Day page.]

Lyle LeMasters, <> (submitted May 18, 1997)

COOPER: Mason Cooper was born at Morehead, Kentucky, on August 4, 1863 and died in 1938. Looking for any information -- parents, etc. Is there a link to General Samuel Cooper of the Confederate Army? Mason Cooper had a relative from Morehead...Daisy Lee (?)

Michael McCafferty, 6751 Stephens Bay, Regina, CANADA S4X 3V8,
<> (submitted May 9, 1997)

HALL / MOREFIELD: I am trying to locate information on my great grandparents, Agusta Hall first name could possibly have been Argustus or Agustus. He was born March 22, 1852 and died Feb. 11, 1942. I don't find any death record in Kentucky; he might have died in Ohio. His wife was Evaline Morefield born Oct. 1, 1853 and died Feb. 11, 1942. They had 6 children: Emma Hall born Dec. 1, 1878, David Frank Hall born Jan. 13, 1885, Willie H. Hall born March 30, 1887, John Edward Hall born Sept. 16, 1889 and died Sept. 1910 in WW I, Sarah Ellen Hall born Dec. 21, 1894, and James Roy Hall born July 21, 1898. John Edward Hall was my grandfather. I anyone has any information on this family, such as Agusta's parents, brothers, etc., please contact me as I cannot find any information on them. As far as I know they lived in or around Rowan County, Kentucky.

Kenneth Hall, <> (submitted May 2, 1997)

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