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Posted 02/10/2018 Surname: Sinclair

My 3ggg-grandfather, Bartlett Mason (1780-1861), married Elizabeth Sinclair (1782-1852) about 1799 in Stafford County, Virginia and migrated to Kentucky with several children around 1812 and settled on Eagle Creek two or three miles upstream from Lusby’s Mill, which until 1819 was in Scott County. Although searching for nearly 40 years, I have never been able to determine the parents of my 3ggg-grandmother, Elizabeth. I believe that she may have had Sinclair siblings in Scott County that may have settled there a few years before she and Bartlett arrived. When Elizabeth died of Cholera in 1852 she was in Scott County perhaps there visiting relatives, because Bartlett was still in the Lusby’s Mill area of Owen County at the time of Elizabeth's death. Any help will be greatly appreciated, James Lewis Mason, james.l.mason@outlook.com

Posted 02/10/2018 Surname: Morgan/Jones

Looking for any information on Lois Morgan Jones  taught school at Mudabber school near Moxley KY. She is  buried in New Lliberty KY. Her  husband's  name was Lester Jjones. Any help appreciated, James D. Jones, Jjjones.88.502@gmail.com

Posted 01/16/2018 Surname: Thompson

Trying to find father of Samuel Thompson born 1828 d 1884 married Mary Elizabeth Baker, buried in  Dallasburg Masonic Cemetery in Wheatley, KY. Any help appreciated, Pamela K Williams, Pkaythompson@gmail.com

Posted 01/16/2018 Surname: Morgan-Lewis

I'm searching for information on my great grandmother and her family who lived in Owen County before coming to the Northern Kentucky area.  Her death certificate lists her name as Lucinda Morgan Lewis, but from what I
can tell she also went by Lou and Louise. She was married to Wiley/William Brock.  They had two children together - Benjamin and John Edward.  They divorced and she married Willis Henry Lewis in Owen County
March 14, 1904.  Any information, particularly information on her parents, will be greatly appreciate. Beth Sweeney, sweeneyba1@gmail.com

Posted 01/16/2018 Surname: Baxter

Does anyone have information and/or photos regarding J. E. Baxter or W. E. Baxter - both doctors/dentists in Owen County as young men (1887-1900)?  Also, any information about Martha Antoinette Baxter Crozier would be appreciated. Belinda Crozier Murphy, bmurphy12345@gmail.com

Posted 11/14/2017 Surname: Bond

Seeking info on John Bond, father of Allen A. Bond who was born in 1866 in Owen County.  This John Bond was married twice.  Allen A. Bond had a brother, Jesse Bond, and a half brother Donald Bond plus a sister, Nora. There are many John Bonds and I have hit a brick wall. Any help appreciated! Patsy Bond Phelps, meadowbrooklady@sbcglobal.net

Posted 10/20/2017 Surname: Howell

William Howell was born 1807 in Kentucky per Mississippi census records.  I have reason to believe that he lived in Owen County in 1850.  However, I have no Kentucky records for him. He was married to Elizabeth McLemore from Bedford County TN. This has been my insurmountable brick wall for years now.  Any help at all would be tremendously appreciated. Gary Howell, howellg@comcast.net

Posted 10/20/2017 Surname: Cobb

My maternal grandmother, May Belle Cobb Holbrook, had a brother , Lewis Cobb, who died under age of six. I am trying to locate his  grave site. Their parents: Elisha Cobb and Sarah Vest Cobb in Lusby's Mill- Owen county, KY.  Thank you! Linda Boileau, Lindaboileau@me.com

Posted 09/26/2017 Surname: Fible

Hello, I am looking for any information on my grandmothers side of the family. My grandmother born Iona (Ina) Mae Fible born May-1-1928 in Owen, ky. Her mothers name is Bernice Jacobs. she was born Sept-11-1912 in Kentucky.
Bernice's parents are Elzie (Elza) Jacobs an Flora Bishop (Jacobs). I am having a tough time finding who my grandmothers father (Fible) is. If you have any information on my family i would appreciate it. You can reach me
at Aoclair525@gmail.com thanks in advance.

Posted 10/20/2017 Surname: Kemper

I am looking for a birth record for Benjamin J Kemper, born in Owen County KY, July 1839. His parents are Jonathan Kemper, born Jan 10 1814 in Owen Co KY and Rebecca Jane Suter, born Oct 23 1819 in Owen Co KY. In the 1840 Census, the family is listed as living in Owen, Kentucky and then by 1850 census they are living in Missouri. I can see Benjamin in the census with his parents in 1850 and 1860 but those censuses do not list relationship to head of household so I was hoping to find some kind of birth record proving that Jonathan is the father of Benjamin. Thank you in advance, GT Davis, gtdavis57@msn.com

Posted 08/24/2017 Surname: Duke

Seeking information on William Duke (born 1825) and his wife Joanna C K West (born 1828).  They were married in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 8 August 1846.  The certificate has their fathers signing consent/witness (William Duke and Thomas West). They had a daughter, Eliza A. Duke (born 9 January 1847 - Owen, Kentucky). The 1850 Census of Owen, Kentucky (7 August 1850) shows a William W. Duke (head of house), occupation:  Farmer Joanna (wife), Eliza A. (3 yrs), and Martha J. (1 yr.).  Would REALLY like to have any information, especially Eliza A. Duke, if possible. I am the 4 times great-granddaughter of William and Joanna.  I follow the line of my 3 times great-grandmother, Eliza A. Duke. Thank you all so much! Sheila Ann Baker Patterson,  sbpatterson62@yahoo.com

Posted 08/19/2017 Surname: Moore

I need one bit of information yet to enter Charles Holloway into First Families.  I need the birth information for Charles M. Moore.  He was the son of Gershom Moore and Amy Holloway.  Born in 1824 near the edge of Owen-Franklin county line.  I think, Swallowfield.  Any info appreciated, thanks  Harold W. Rarden ,  hrarden!@gmail.com

Posted 07/28/2017 Surname: Harris/Criswell

I am trying to find information on my great grandfather's birth and parents.  His name was Samuel Jefferson Harris, and he was born in Gratz, Owen, Ky in 1875.  According to the 1880 census, he was living with David and Edna Catherine (Kate) Criswell.  They were living in Franklinton, Henry, Kentucky, USA.  His death certificate lists a Jane Profitt as his mother, and family stories say that he was adopted by a "Squire Harris". However, I cannot find any information on any of these people.  Thanks! Wendy Harris Hammitt,  hammitts@sbcglobal.net

Posted 04/27/2017 Surname: Beard

I'm looking for information on my great-great grandmother, Elise Ann (or Anna) Beard. She was reportedly born in Owen County in 1840. She married John Warner and had at least three children (who I have been able to identify), John (1857), Ben (1864) and Alex (1870). Any help with information about her and her family or her parents would be greatly appreciated!! Christy Nageleisen, CNags14@gmail.com

Posted 03/08/2017 Surname: Ware

My third great-grandfather William Moses Ware lived in Owen County Kentucky from 1825 to 1902. Then he moved to Xenia, Ohio, where he lived until he died in 1908. He had an older sister. I am looking for her name and any information about her. Any help would be very appreciated, Karen Harmon, harmonkb@aol.com

Posted 02/16/2017 Surname: Glass

Seeking information on parents of Jehu Glass (about 1796), resident of Owen County, married to Nancy Southworth. Two of their children were named James Howard Glass and Lutitia Glass Dempsy. Thank you, Bonnie Trachsel, bjtrachsel16@gmail.com

Posted 02/16/2017 Surname: Claxon

William Anderson Claxon and his family were found on the 1880 census in Monterey, Owen Co.  His occupation was keeping hotel.  William Anderson is found later and died in Greenup Co in 1896.  His wife Sara nor any of their children were found after the 1880 census.  We have been told by other family members that Sara and the children all died in a hotel fire. I have not been able to find any information to document this.  Was there a hotel fire in Monterey sometime after the 1880 census was taken? Any help will be appreciated! Brenda Forrest, no1nan@windstream.net

Posted 02/12/2017 Surname: Bennett

Seeking information on Mary Parker Bennett. Mary b. 1822 either in Scott or Grant Co. Kentucky first married William Bennett then after William died married Williams younger brother Jeremiah both times in Owen Co. Kentucky. I am seeking information as to who Mary's parent and siblings were. What I was told isn't jiving with some documents. I was told her parent were Levi and Susannah Earley Parker. Documents show Ezekiel Parker married Susannah and that Levi was bondsman....Who is Ezekiel to
Levi? Levi is said to be from Lincoln Co. N.C. There are several Parker's listed in Lincoln Co on the 1820 census. What is their relationship to each other? I know Mary and Jeremiah left Owen Co. KY in 1871 and passed in Missouri. No documents found as yet that indicates who Mary's parents were, specifically her mother. Thank you to anyone who can help, Roberta Hall, jhallvoyager@att.net

Posted 02/06/2017 Surname: Harrod

I am searching for HARROD.  My gr-grandfather was Ernest Charles Harrod born in Owen Co., KY.  I have death record, military records etc. but no proof of birth.  I am wanting the proof of Ernest's birth as well as his parents.  I show Clarence and Maggie Harrod were Ernest's parents, but no real proof.  They resided in Owen Co. at about the time of Ernest's birth in 1893. Any help appreciated, Michelle Harrod-Himes, mnhimes@comcast.net

Posted 12/30/2016 Surname: Herndon/Vallandingham

I am a descendant of Samuel Zachariah Herndon (Kentucky Orphan Brigade) and Edward Ann (or Anna Edward) Vallandingham. It is my understanding that Samuel died in a prison camp in Ohio, and his body was sent home. Does anyone know where he is buried? It is also my understanding that Anna lost the "hotel/inn" that they ran after the war and the loss of their slave labor and subsequently moved to Cincinnati Ohio. Who is Anna Edward descended from? I do know that Edward is really her name because I have a photo of her in older age with Edward written on the back. Does anyone have photos of her at a younger age, or photo of Samuel. The only descendant I know of from this union is my g-grandmother Alameda Herndon McDonald. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Susan Cooper, srlccbcc@gmail.com

Posted 11/9/2016 Surname: Thompson

Looking for any information on GRANVILLE THOMPSON's parents, sibblings, and when or where he died.   He was born about 1812, was married to Lavinia Mason in 1847.  They had 3 children, Andrew J., John Bartlett and Thomas T. THOMPSON. I do have info on Lavinia, but nothing showing GRANVILLE's family.   Any help would be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU !! Scott Thompson, SLTHOMPSON44@GMAIL.COM

Posted 10/31/2016  Surnames: Bennett

Looking for information on the daughters of Mary Parker Bennett. Daughter Sarah "Fanny" Bennett who's father was William Bennett b. 1844 Owen, Ky. Daughters Rebecca b.1851 and Lucinda b. 1860 were born to Mary's 2nd husband Jeremain Bennett, William's younger brother. Girls were born near or in Lusby Mill, Owen Co. Kentucky. Any help will be appreciated! Roberta Hall, jhallvoyager@att.net

Posted 09/05/2016  Surnames: Beard

I am looking for any information on Rosanna Beard born about 1794. She had 2 sons, John Beard and Andrew J Beard who were born in Owen County and owned farms in Owen County. It does not appear that Rosanna
was ever married so the father of the two boys is yet unknown. John married Nancy Jane Dunn on July 22, 1842 and Andrew married Mary Hughes on Mar 26, 1854. Any help appreciated, Elizabeth Sullivan, lizsullivan6865@gmail.com

Posted 07/20/2016  Surnames: Ware/Foster

I am looking for information about Elizabeth Foster who was married to Isaac Foster. Elizabeth's maiden name was Ware and they had a son named Albert Ware Foster who was born in April 1842. Any help appreciated! Karen Harmon, harmonkb@aol.com

Posted 06/26/2015  Surnames: King/Crouch family

Looking for proof of birthplace or burial place of Martha Patsy Crouch believed to have been born in Washington Co, TN in 1797 and supposedly died 1841 in the same area, but gave birth to her last several children in Owen Co, KY so she could have died there. She was the wife of William King and daughter of Jesse Crouch of Fall Branch, Washington Co, TN. I would appreciate any help! Thanks, Grace Hatton, Hatton@ptd.net

Posted 06/26/2015  Surnames: Edwards

Am looking for info on my Great grandmother, Penelope S. Early Edwards, b. 1846 d. 1881 and her daughter Phoebe J. Edwards b. 5/1869, d. 1880, both in Poplar Grove, Owen County, Kentucky.  Would like to find out death and burial information if possible.  She and my great grandfather John W. Edwards were married in Poplar Grove in 1865. Any help appreciated, Barbara Seaton, stanley3495@comcast.net

Posted 06/23/2015  Surnames: Fortner/Faulkner

I'm trying to get information on James Fortner and Elizabeth Chipman.  I need to have something that shows that William was their son.  Sometimes their name was spelled Faulkner. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Sally Dahlheim, serad6@charter.net

Posted 06/04/2015  Surnames: Crow's Nest

I am looking for an area around Owen Co. that was referred to as the Crow’s Nest. It was somewhere along the river. Any help appreciated, Greg Shuck, Gshuck@twc.com

Posted 05/18/2015  Surnames: Obanion/Welsh

I am looking for information on Asa Obanion and Easter Welsh. My GG grandfather was James Obanion, their son.
James is buried in Sun Rise, IN. Thank you for any help you can give me, Carol Ludwick, thank you,    carolobannion@yahoo.com

Posted 04/29/2015  Surnames: Bennett

I'm  looking for information  on Richard Bennett Sr. and Jr. These men  are my 6 and  7 x's great grandfather's...
Both we living in Lusby Mill Kentucky. Richard Jr was born there in 1825... Would like to find marriage records if possible. I know Jr. was married to Sarah Perkins but  I don't have a date or any type of documentation  showing this. Richard Jr. son William married Mary Parker. When he died she married Williams brother Jeremiah. Would also like to find record of Mary and Jeremiah ' s marriage.. There's a bit of confusion as I see a Mary Bennett marring a Christopher Parker...I don't know  if this is the same Mary or a sister of William and Jeremiah. Richard Sr. Served in the Revolutionary War. Anything on him would be fantastic. Thanks, Roberta, jhallvoyager@att.net

Posted 04/04/2015  Surnames: Howard

I am looking for any information on my 3rd Great Grandfather Samuel Howard.. I have found that he was born in Owen County, Kentucky.. He married Kittie Watkins.. His son Benjamin W Howard is my 2nd Great Grandfather.. I would love to find more family.. Listed are the generations back to me.. Samuel Howard 3rd Great Grandfather, Benjamin W Howard 2nd Great Grandfather, Roy Lee Howard Great Grandfather, Harold Eugene Howard Grandfather, Jerry Lee Howard my Dad.. Thank You and I look forward to hearing from you.. Kelly Howard Osborne, kellykool2001@hotmail.com

Posted 02/20/2015  Surnames: Howard

Looking for any info on my great, great, great Grandfather Sherman Howard (Father -- Early Howard, Mother -- is Sarah A. Howard) would be great. Trying to figure out Early Howard's fathers name. But the trail ends here in Owen County. Thank you much! Grant Howard, grant.howard.sth@gmail.com

Posted 02/19/2015  Surnames: Odor/Oder

Looking for information on a William Odor family. He is listed as father born KY on death certificate for daughter Artie Odor Caldwell Dent, born in Owenton, Owen, KY Feb 5, 1882. She is listed on the 1900 Jonesville town, Owen, KY census as a servant and later married RB Frank Colwell/Caldwell Jan 2, 1902 in Owenton, Owen, KY.  Either they divorced or he died? by 1917 when she married Forrest Cox Dent in El Paso, Texas. Looking for information on her parents. Can't prove anything else I have seen.  Thanks, Becky Culpepper, ebcdecatur@aol.com

Posted 02/15/2015  Surnames: Prather

Abraham Keightley Prather was the son of Benjamin Higgins Prather and lived in Owen county in the early 1800s.  Abe is buried in Piner KY next to my g grandfather James A. Goldsmith from WV who married Abe's daughter Sarah in Randolph county, MO.  I am trying to fill in the rest of Abe's kids, 2nd wife, and siblings.  The Prathers really moved around a lot and they are not always easy to trace.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Dale Ashcraft, ROSS1947@GMAIL.COM

Posted 02/03/2015  Surnames: Morgan

My brick wall is "Preacher" William Morgan who died 28 Dec 1847 and is buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Owen County.  He came to Owen County from Wilkes County, North Carolina and possibly Virginia before that. He was married to an Elizabeth (possibly Holbrook) and then a Mary (maiden name unknown).  He had a number of children: John (my line), William, Elijah, Thomas William, Susannah, and Benjamin. My questions are: Does anyone know the actual date and place of William's birth (tombstone says 1755, but census data seems to suggest 1760s)? Does anyone know the surnames of either of William's wives or the dates of their marriages? Any help would be very appreciated!! James Morgan, jmorgan2828@hotmail.com

Posted 01/13/2015  Surnames: Sebree/Southworth (maiden name unknown)

I'm looking for information on Philadelphia Sarah (some one added the surname Newton)  but no one has any sort of proof and honestly I'm unsure how that trend got started and went viral of people coping it on ancestry.com. She married Thomas Jefferson Sebree in Owen County. After he died she married Robert Southworth based on a letter to her sister when she moved to Stamping Ground KY.  This is the info I have... 1850 District 2, Owen, Kentucky...1860 District 1, Owen, Kentucky, United States....1870 Stamping Ground, Scott, Kentucky, United States (LIVING WITH HER SON).......1880 Caney, Owen, Kentucky, United States Age: 66; Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Self. Any help appreciated, Danielle O, Genealogy1st@gmail.com

Posted 12/21/2014 Surnames: Wiley

I am looking for any information on Greenville (or Granville) Wiley, born Abt 1819. Married to Susan Hoover on 12/4/1844. He shows up in the 1880 census, but after that Susan is shown as a widow in the 1900 Census. They lived in Harmony, Owen County. I am trying to find any info regarding his family (Mother, Father). Any help appreciated! Thanks, Gary Wiley, gwiley66@yahoo.com

Posted 12/19/2014 Surnames: Hammond

I would like to know more about Robert Everett Hammond, married Daisy Dean Hensley.  I believe he was born in 1871 and was , possibly from Corinth, KY. Daisy was the daughter of James Franklin and Mary Marinda Hensley from around Sweet Owen, Owen KY. In the 1900 census he was married to Daisy Hensley and they had 1 child, Estella born in 1898, they had 2 more, Howard in 1901 and Charles Edgar in 1903. I would like to know who his parents were. Any help would really be appreciated! Vi Grimes, vigrimes@aol.com

Posted 12/18/2014 Surnames: Holbrook

My grandparents Wilfred and May Cobb Holbrook raised their children on Agee road in Owen county in Sweet Owen. I am looking for any photos or any info on their children: Hubert Holbrook, Elizabeth Holbrook Hutchinson and Thelma Holbrook Boileau . Thank you ! I lived 5 years of my life in Owen county and still own property there.  Any help will be appreciated! Linda Boileau, Lboileau@state-journal.com

Posted 12/10/2014 Surnames: Gulley

I am related to Dr. Josiah W. Gulley who settled in Henry and Owen counties after the War Between the States.. "Doctor Joe" as he was called died in 1913 and is buried in Owen county. I would especially like any information about the marriage date of his
son Oscar to Lena Hensley sometime around 1898 to 1902.  My mother Maydelle Gulley is Oscar's daughter. Thank you
Larry Spreckelmeier,  lespreck@centurylink.net

Posted 11/06/2014 Surnames: White

Looking for information on the John Lovell White family of Owen County, Kentucky. Doing research for a friend as a random act of genealogical kindness.  Her ggrandfather is David White, born 1824, and married in 1847 in Owen County to Sarah Thomas and in 1853 to Julia A. Rice. My theory is that he is the son of John L. White & Delilah, but I can find
no documentation. If anyone descends from this family and knows the names of all of their children, would much appreciate it. I have found lots of information on the children of John White who stayed in Owen County in my quest that I would gladly share... Thanks! Sherrie Wieland, wielandfamily9@gmail.com

Posted 11/05/2014 Surnames: Walker/Perry

My Aunt Vern Hutchison,  (Vesta Vern Hutchison 1914-1989) an avid genealogist, received information from Mrs. Patricia Green Wolcott, per Vern’s letter in 1980, in reference to Millia Ann Perry Street.  Her father was Anthony Perry; her mother Nancy Walker.  Nancy’s father was Nathaniel Walker. The information she put on chart was:  Millia Ann Perry, 1828-1908, Salvisa KY (later Granby, Mo) 

Parents: Anthony Perry 1802-1827 deceased in KY (death year one year before Millia was born,? My question)   He married Nancy Walker 1800-1849, deceased in KY 

Father of Nancy Walker, Nathanial Walker, B; circa 1775?.  Deceased 1838 in KY (his wife Melissa Smith) 

Millia (or Milly on marriage license) married William Stirman Street October 18, 1844 in KY.    Millia, age 16, William, age 25 on marriage date.   Millia is my  gggrandmother.

Problem:    We cannot verify on the web….Anthony Perry/Nancy Walker/Nathanial Walker 

Another perplexity….in a letter (1980) to my mother, Vern made a comment that  “One Sylvanus Walker was the brother of our great grandmother, Millia Ann Perry Street.”       I assume perhaps Sylvanus Walker would be a child of Nathanial and Melissa Walker.  However I cannot find a Sylvanus (many of those) in the age range of Millia. 

I have found on   Find A Grave, William Street 1819-1898, Missouri, and Millia.    It seems they had 9 children per other records. 

All of our charts and what I have found on web, comes to a grinding halt when we try to search past Millia.   My “brick wall” and any help will be appreciated. Judy Scarbrough  hajude9@sbcglobal.net

Posted 10/10/2014 Surnames: Wise

I  am looking for any information about my dad, William Alvin Wise was born in Owenton, Owen Co., KY, on Feb. 8, 1896 or 1898.  I think he changed his birth date to get in WW1.  He married Elsie Cecelia Kautter (Grant) in Owenton, KY. in 1928.  Kautter is her maiden name.  She had three children with a William Grant.  The children were born in Gallatin, KY, in 1922,1924 and 1926. Any help appreciated, Nancy Wise, lou46077@yahoo.com

Posted 10/01/2014 Surnames: Philo/Lafe?

My original search began with my great grandfather's surname, "Philo"   The family Bible lists Raymond Philo, Sr.'s  mother as only, "Martha".  Recently I came across a death certificate for a Mary Philo Oliver.  Her parents were listed as Raymond Philo and her mother's last name appears to be "Lafe".  I am having a difficult time finding that surname.  I can't seem to find it listed as a slave owner's surname either. I'm guessing that Martha Lafe was born into slavery abt. 1854. Any help would really be appreciated! Linda Gross, Lindgros824@aol.com

Posted 09/20/2014 Surnames: Smith

I am searching for ancestors of Lewis Smith from New Liberty, Owen Co., KY. He was born probably about 1840. He was a Private and served in the Civil War, Company "C", 1st KY Cavalry under Col. J. R. Butler, CSA. His occupation was "Farmer". If anyone has info on this man, please contact me. Thanks, Linda Wilhoyte, linda.wilhoyte@att.net

Posted 09/11/2014 Surnames: Cobb

Looking for any relatives of Ty & Paul  Cobb living in Owenton KY. Thanks for any help,  Tom Cobb, Cobbknocker43@yahoo.com

Posted 06/27/2014 Surnames: Wood

I am looking for birth, marriage, residence, and ancestry records for my great, great grandfather, John Wood. He married Elizabeth Ann Caldwell. They had a son, also John Wood, born in 1864 in Owen County, KY. Any help will be very appreciated, James Caldwell Wood, jwood.jim@gmail.com

Posted 06/22/2014 Surnames: Frain

I am researching members of the Frain family many of whom lived in Owen County in the mid- (1840s) to late- (1880s) 19th century, notably in various incarnations of Monterey. Effie Frain, my great grandmother,  was the daughter of Fielding Frain (born about 1859 in Owen County) and he was the son of Andrew Frain (born about 1820-1822 in Kentucky, resided in Owen County in the 1840s, 1850s, 1860s and 1870s; he died in Franklin County). Any help would be appreciated, thanks, Ken Stewart, stewart3446@yahoo.com

Posted 04/27/2014 Surnames: Smith

I'm trying to identify the parents of Isham George Smith.  Our family and census information about him says that he was born in Owen County, KY in 1817 and that both of his parents were born in NC.  There were only a few Smiths in 1820 census for Owen Co & only 3 of those showed children under 9.   But I've not been able to show that any of those 3 candidates came from NC.   By 1840 Isham was in Indiana, where he married Elizabeth Green.  Family of John Sanders Smith is a close match in birth dates and
movements but this family doesn't come from NC according to records on Ancestry.   Many/most of the early KY settlers from this time period were Rev. War veterans with land grants but I've not gotten anywhere with that idea either. HELP PLEASE! Ron York, ryorkgen@gmail.com

Posted 04/12/2014 Surnames: Sebree

I have been searching for some time for an Achey Sebree, and found an Achey Sebree born in 1869 to a John Anderson Sebree, wife Adelaide (Addy) in Owen, KY.  They were listed on the 1870 Census for Monterey, Owen Co., KY.  If anyone has information on this family it would be appreciated. The last info I have on Mr. Anderson were documents for a civil war pension and burial information under one of his married daughter's name - A Mrs. Bessie Marston. Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you, Claudia Williams, Buffycat@juno.com

Posted 04/12/2014 Surnames: Reed/Reid

Looking for Nathan or Nathanial Reed/Reid. I believe he was a minister at one of the Christian Churches in Owen County.  His son or grandson may have been
David Crockett Reed.  "Crockett" as he was sometimes called, married Mary Ann Cobb of the Samuel Cobb line. Crockett served in the CSA during the war between the states.  Any info on Nathan/ Nathanial would be appreciated, Linda Dunn, lindadunn13raidersong7.lindy@aol.com

Posted 04/04/2014 Surnames:

Researching Surnames: O'Bannon, Osborne, Poland, Crouch

Seeking other descendents of these names to share and compare research. I have records and DNA going back to Bryant O'Bannon (1680-1762) in Virginia. I'm hitting a wall with the parents of Sarah Shelton (B.1818), wife of Elijah Poland (B. 1816).  Thanks, Tricia, triciashawn@yahoo.com

Posted 02/12/2014 Surnames: Burton

I'm looking for Rev John Thomas BURTON born 15 Mar 1837, Madison County, KY dies 13 Jan 1923, Frankfort, KY. I'm wanting to know if he ever had a church in Owen County or any neighboring county and any other information about him or his family.  Thank you Robert N. Allen III, roball@cox.net

Posted 01/08/2014 Surnames: Jones

My grandmother and grandfather owned a farm in Owenton in the 40's and 50's - possibly early 60's.  Their name is Beckham Jones and Minnie B. Jones.  I visited there as a child and want to take my children there,
if it is still standing.  They both worked at a mental institution in Louisville and would come home for the weekends.  I remember it being on a narrow two lane, hilly road, with no houses visible on either side.
There was a barn about 1/2 block away on the same side of the road.  I remember a restaurant on the top of a hill called Pat's (I think) that had homemade pies.  You had to get there early to get the pie because
they sold out!  I hope someone might remember my grandfather and grandmother.  I apologize for not having more information but any help will be greatly appreciated! Yolanda Valadez, yvaladez1102@sbcglobal.net

Posted 11/30/2013 Surnames: Stringfellow/King/Hearn

I am looking for information on Ann Mary Stringfellow who married Benjamin Franklin King in 1854.

I am also looking for information on Thomas Hearn, born abt 1797. James Hearn married Mary Smith 1847. I believe James was the son of Thomas,any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Larry W King, kinglw59@wowway.com

Posted 11/25/2013 Surnames: Smith

Hello, I'm looking for information on the Smith family in Owen Co., Kentucky.  I have a John Sanders Smith b. 1815 in Owen Co., Kentucky married to a Sally Ann Smith b. 1817 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky.  They married Jan 28, 1836 in Owen Co., Kentucky.  They had four children: Henry Sanders Smith b. 1837, Elizabeth b. 1839, Thomas b. 1841, and George 1850 (Missouri). I've been able to track them in the Census and they moved from Kentucky to Missouri between 1841 to 1850. I'm looking for more information on John and Sally's parents  I'm not even sure if Sally was a Smith also, but that's all I've been able to find.  Any help is appreciated.  Thank you so much, Amy, azureami@hotmail.com

Posted 11/11/2013 Surnames: Johnson

Still looking for Parents of Nancy Ann (married name Johnson) b. 1809, Owen County, KY. Parents may have been from Ireland.  Any hints out there?  Thanks., Lynn Bennett,

Posted 10/24/2013 Surnames: Mefford

Looking for the parents of Thomas T. Mefford born 1802. Married Katherine Samuels - 1828 
Their son Thomas Jefferson Mefford was my great-great grandfather The family shows up on the 1850, 60, and 70 census. Thomas T. is not the Thomas from Brown County, son of George of  Mefford's Fort fame.  Also, not Thompson Mefford. There is a Thomas Mefford that was the son of David M. Mefford, but I don't believe David is the father either. Any help will be very appreciated. Scott Fitzgerald, sfitzgerald22@gmail.com.

Posted 09/28/2013 Surnames: Johnson

Looking for a surname for Nancy Ann(e) b. 8 Feb,1809, Poplar Grove?, Owen Co. Ky. She married Thomas Johnson, whose uncle was Richard Johnson, VP under Martin Van Buren. Nancy ultimately died in California. Would really like to find her birth record. Thank you, Lynn Bennett,

Posted 09/27/2013 Surnames: Jackson

I am looking for parents of Alexander Jackson b. 1823; married to Drucella Wainscott on Feb 29, 1846 in Owen Co. KY.  1850 census shows them in Dist. 2 Owen Co. KY.  Can anyone help me?  Linda Gardner, picadome@bellsouth.net

Posted 08/16/2013 Surnames: Barr

I am looking for any information on William Barr Sr. born in Owen County, 1801 and died in Owen County 1889. He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Thornton in Owen County 20 March 1820. Their sons were James A. Barr born 1820 and William Jr. born 1823. Is anyone researching these Barrs or have any of them in their family trees? Thanks so much! Janice Barr Chapman, jbc2789@gmail.com

Posted 08/15/2013 Surnames: Duvall/Branham/Gayle/Cull

Col(?) Capt. John Duvall m. Jane Branham found on 1850 census, where are they buried? Where is documentation of their death, their children other than Newman's book? John Duvall m. M. Catherine (Kate) Gayle 1860, 1870, 1880, (Owen Co. Monterey, KY) 1910 census, 1849 Lexington
Observer marriage announcement Where are they buried? Where is documentation of their children other than census? John Duvall m. Anne Belle Cull (census states Isabel) children match, 1880 Graves Co, 1900 Ballard Co. census Where is John Duvall buried?  Why are there no resources for these 3 generations (deaths, births)? Any help would really be appreciated! D. Tonne,  dktonne@yahoo.com

Posted 06/24/2013 Surnames: Ballard/Roland/O'Banion

I am looking for information about my great-grandmother Letha Roland Ballard and her parents. Her parents were Elijah Roland (b.1870-d.unknown) and Minnie O'Banion(1869-1892). Their parents were Jefferson "Jeff" Roland, son of R.N. Roland and Sarah E. Acree and George Washington O'Banion and Martha Gross. Because Elijah and Minnie came of age when the lost 1890 census was done, I can't find anything on the internet about them other than the basics on ancestry.com. Any
suggestions or info would be helpful! Thank you, Ricke Elaine Ballard Gritten ricketiki@yahoo.com

Posted 06/11/2013 Surnames: Morrow/Cunningham

I am looking for information on the family of my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Morrow, married named Covington. My great-grandfather (her father) was Henry Clay Morrow and my great grandmother was Nancy Cunningham Morrow. Nancy Cunningham Morrow died when my grandmother was young. My grandmother was born in 1874 and married my grandfather, Robert Christopher Harris Covington, Jr., in the mid 1890's. My grandmother had two brothers, one of whom was Jacob Morrow. This is all I know about my grandmother's family. My grandmother is buried in the Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, KY. My mother only saw her grandfather once, at a family reunion in the 1920's, just outside Lexington. It was on a cousin's farm.  I do not know where in the Owenton area my grandmother's family lived or where they are buried. Any help in this would be appreciated. Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Jim Combs speechcoach@earthlink.net

Posted 06/10/2013 Surnames: Wilson

I am trying to find information (anything would be a start) on George Edward Wilson. He was my maternal grandfather. We have almost virtually no information on him. I was told he was buried in the IOOF Owenton Cemetery. He was born November 1911 and died Feb 1983. After his and my grandmother's divorce, he married a lady named Susan. Any help you could give me, would be appreciated. Thanks, Michele Rodriquez mommaflex@gmail.com

Posted 05/27/2013 Surnames: Alexander

I am looking for Prather Alexander. He was born in 1820, but we do not know when he died. His children were; Elza Alexander, b. 1851 - Archie Alexander, b. 1853 - Merritt Alexander, b. 1856 - Willis Alexander, b. 1858  d. 1943 - Georgie Ann Alexander Sidebottom, b. 1861  d. 1937 - Stone wall Jackson Alexander, b.  1858  d. 1934 - Pamelia Alexander, b. 1866 - Willam Alexander, b.  1870  d. 1880 and my ancestor, Willis Alexander. If anyone can help, please let me know. Thanks, Bobby Alexander

**Answer to query of Alexander families in Owen co Ky. If you'll go to the North Carolina State Archives, look under Digital Collections, Bible Records, under the name Holbrook, you'll find birth and death date that will probably be your Alexander surname. The families in Wilkes Co NC moved to Owen Co Ky during the same time period. Hope this helps, DAJ d.algeo@hotmail.com

Posted 04/17/2013 Surnames: Wiley

Looking for any information on the parents of Owen Wiley, Born 15 November 1882 in Harmony, Owen County. His death certificate lists J F Wiley as father, Marion Abbott mother. Father was born in Owen, no date noted, mother was born in Scott. I appreciate any help! Thanks, Gary Wiley, gwiley66@yahoo.com

Posted 04/09/2013 Surnames: Alexander

Looking for relatives of a Prather Alexander born 1819 in Ky. Lived in Owen or Owenton, Ky. Trying to find his mother and father. Father born in Va. Prather married a Mary Unknown. He had seven children which I am a descendent of son Willis. Any informatoin will be appreciated. Thank you Bobby
Alexander, email me at balexan223@aol.com or alexan223@hughesnet.com

Posted 03/21/2013 Surnames: White

Looking for information on the White family of Owen Co. John White born North Carolina 1793 - 21 Feb 1870 where unknown to me so far. Married Lucretia Tungate White, Virginia 1788 -????.  Had seven kids of which a John White my Great Grandfather 1823 Owen Co, Kentucky died 1910 day and month or place in Kentucky unknown to me so far.  He married Susan Jane Long White in 1865, Kentucky.  She was born a Long 23 Oct 1848 died 9 Jan 1922, Frankfort, Franklin Co, Kentucky.  They had 10 kids of which one was my Grandfather Thomas Jefferson White.  Born 23 Mar 1876, Owen Co, Kentucky died 30 Jul 1949 Frankfort, Franklin Co, Kentucky .  Married my Grandmother Bessie Mable Parker White 18 Apr 1887 - 25 Jan 1973, Frankfort, Franklin, KY  wedding 22 Aug 1901. Is there anyone who could guide me farther back from John White 1793- 1870?  Sorry this so long winded but I'm a newbie to all of this.  Thanks for the time in reading and helping me.   Take care  Robert N. Allen III, roball@cox.net

Posted 03/05/2013 Surnames: Giles

I am looking for information on my great, great grandfather, Henry T. Giles, who was born in New York, was graduated from West Point in 1818, and after a short military career, settled in Owen County where he married and raised a family.  He was primarily a farmer, but was involved in
other activities like local politics.  His son, also Henry T Giles, married a Quisenberry from Henry County and moved to Carter County where he was a farmer.  He was my great grandfather.  Any information about the Giles family or their descendants would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Kay Giles Campbell klex1240@gmail.com

Posted 02/09/2013 Surnames: Miller

I am seeking information on the George Miller (b 1838, Germany) family listed in the 1870 census in the Gratz Precinct, Owen Co., Kentucky.  His wife was Mary Magdalene (b 1835, Germany).  The family lived in Cincinnati to at least 1865 then may have moved to the Gratz area by 1870 and then moved back to Cincinnati (Riverside) by 1880.  Their children may have been: Lena b 1858, George b. 1860, Kate b. 1861, David Freerick (Fritz) b 1865, Elizabeth (Lizzie) b. 1868, Charles Henry b 1872, Lewis b. 1872 and Amelia b. 1876. Any help would be appreciated! Mark Wolf, mwolf153@embarqmail.com

Posted 02/01/2013 Surnames: Watson

I'm looking for information on Clarence Watson buried in Owen County, Kentucky. I found a death cert. showing he is buried in Popular Grove Cemetery. According to the form Clarence was shot on 10-29-1950 at 2PM, It lists the Informant as Ann or Anna Watson. It also said he was married at the time of death. I was wondering if anyone knows if Ann was his wife? If so did they have any children.. It doesn't list a maiden name for her.. Clarence was living in Prestonville for 6 months prior to his death at least that is what's posted. If anyone has an obit, picture, anything I could go on it would be deeply appreciated. Thanks! Dee Smith rickdeesmith@gmail.com  (This Brick Wall was originally posted in 2008 but the Surname was incorrect...my apologies!)

Posted 01/27/2013 Surnames: Jackson

I am looking for anything on Simon Jackson of Owen county. He was born 1813, also had a
son named Simon that fought for the South in Civil War. His wife's name was Mary Poore. Any help appreciated, Judy Simmons, judy9623@att.net

Posted 01/17/2013 Surnames: Harmon / Huber

Looking for info on my family from Owen County. Garland L Harmon was my grandpa. His parents were Baxter and Sarah "Ellen" Sims Harmon. Also, looking for info on my Huber side of family from Owen County. Ross Huber married to Viola Houk Huber. Any help appreciated, Angela Huber Loudermilk, cindy46158@yahoo.com

Posted 01/01/2013 Surnames: Burton

My name is Robert N. Allen IV.  I've been doing genealogy for 2 1/2 months.  I'm researching my Mother's side of the family the Whites.  I'm looking for a Rev John Thomas Burton born in Owen County in or near Lusby's Mill 15 March 1837. He pastored at Richland, Mussel Shoal, Mt Hebron, Beech Grove, Harmony, Monterey, New Columbus and twice at Pleasant Grove.  He was married to a Mary Ellen Stephenson (Stevenson) Burton.  They had four children of which one was Alice Rebecca (Rebecca Alice) Burton Parker 1859-1922. She's would be my great-Grandmother or my Grandmother Bessie Mable Parker White mom.  What I'm looking for is the family history of Rev John Thomas Burton before he got married (parents, places, dates).  Any help of any kind would be very appreciated.  Thanks, Robert   roball@cox.net

Posted 12/04/2012 Surnames: Connelly

I am trying to find out information about my great grandmother Effie Connelly.  She was married to John A. Lee who was a Baptist minister. They lived somewhere in Owen County.  They are both buried at the Poplar Grove Cemetery.  I have not been able to find out her DOD either.  Their son Broadus Connelly Lee was my grandfather.  His daughter MaryAnn Lee is my mother. I have lots of information about the Lee side but nothing on the Connelly side.  Thanks so much, Kate Pflum, jpflum1@cinci.rr.com

Posted 10/31/2012 Surnames: Clark

Searching for information about George Washington Clark, my great great grandfather.  He was married to a Frances Moore, was sheriff of Owenton in the early 1860's, lived at one time in Downingsville and in Holbrook in Grant Co.  Last documented reference to him was in Holbrook in Jan
1898.  Who were his parents?  Who were Frances' parents?  When/where did they die?  Where are their burial sites?  Would appreciate any information on either of these two.  Thank you, Judith Hensley Fleenor, jhfleenor@comcast.net

Posted 10/29/2012 Surnames: Burton

My 3rd great grandmother, Charlotte Ware, was the daughter of Cyrus Wingate and Matissa Burton. Charlotte was one of Cyrus Wingate's six slaves. Charlotte became the property of Green Threlkheld after Cyrus Wingate died in 1841. I am trying to find information about Matissa Burton. If anyone knows
anything, please let me know. I am trying to find answers to the following questions about Matissa.
Where she died?   Where she is buried?   Was she a slave from Africa? Thank you, Karen Harmon, harmonkb@aol.com

Posted 10/29/2012 Surnames: Cobb/Jones/Davis

As I get further and further back in my genealogy searching I am learning, or at least it looks like, a couple of my maternal ancestral lines trace back to the early days of Owen Co., KY, especially in the Lusby Mill area.  I believe that the William Jones for whom  Cobbs Mill was built [according to the Lusby Mill website] was my maternal great, great great grandfather.  And, again according to the online history the Mill was named for his father-in-law Samuel Cobb.  Samuel’s daughter was Dilla or Deliah Cobb [Williams’s wife, and my great, great, great, grandmother].  I am hoping to find connections to others of their descendants still living in or around the Lusby Mill area.  And another one of my lines also descends from that same family.  A son of Samuel Cobb was Thomas Cobb who married Priscilla Smith. They had a daughter, Lucy Cobb, who married Pleasant Jones [son of William Jones and Deliah Cobb.  So this gets a little complicated. 
    I think that Thomas Cobb and Deliah Cobb were brother and sister, and therefore Lucy Cobb and Pleasant Jones were 1st cousins.  It is through Lucy Cobb and Pleasant Jones that my line descends.  They moved to Jennings Co., IN, and had a daughter named Eliza Jones, who married a John Davis [who is actually one of my big “brick wall” problems.]  I’m thinking his family may have originally come from Owen County, KY also.  From IN my family moved to southern Iowa and Nebraska and then eventually to California.  If anyone still in or around the Lusby Mill area has more information on this family I would love to make contact with them. Thanks for any help, Chere (Glaze) Negaard, cherejohn@earthlink.net As an addition to the above query, can anyone tell me who the Davis family was that owned the farm, on which the "Old Jackson Graveyard" was?  Supposedly that's where Samuel Cobb is buried.

Posted 10/24/2012 Surnames: Cobb

I am looking for a death date of Thomas W Cobb, sometime in 1858 in Owen County.  He was married to Pamela(Permelia Ann) Ingram.  As he died young I am sure his wife married again.  He was the son of Asa Cobb and Anna O'Banion. Thanks for any help, Winifred Miller, winnie-miller@att.net

Posted 10/16/2012 Surnames: Wood

I am requesting information on the WOOD #1 Cemetery located on Snell Road. Would like to find who owns the property now and or if anyone knows which WOOD family cemetery this belongs to. I'm trying to find where my 4th grandfather Gideon Wood, son Samuel and Thomas and daughter Elenor Neal are buried. In Elenor's will, instructions were left for one of her heirs Olive Hughes to reserve one acre of land for a family cemetery forever. Any help would be much appreciated from anyone down in that area. Thank you, Sandra WOOD Koors, countryfoxx@live.com

Posted 09/30/2012 Surnames: Brown/Denny

Requesting info on the Mason Brown House near Gratz.  My great-great grandparents lived on the KY River on Brown's Bottom.  Their house was noted on the 1883 Lake Atlas and their name is listed as a boat landing on schedules posted at the Caplinger House in New Castle.  They were Michael and Elizabeth Denny. I doubt their house is still standing but I figured they were tenants to the Browns and I would love to visit (or at least see pictures) of either house.  Thank you, Freddie Lockett, lockettf@bardstowncable.net

Posted 08/31/2012 Surnames: Mathews

I am trying to trace back the family name, but cannot seem to get any farther back than my ggg-grandfather an Anderson Ellis Mathews b-1824 d-1898. I do know that he lived in Gratz, Owen Co. from at least 1850 and is buried in the Squiresville Cemetery. He married a Lucynda Lowrance in 1850, and shows up on an indexed land ownership map from 1860. Rumor has it he may have been from VA originally, but I can neither confirm nor deny that. Any information someone may have about his roots in KY or elsewhere would be greatly appreciated, Chip Mathews, cmathews2121@comcast.net

Posted 08/31/2012 Surnames: Morgan

I'm trying to research my great grandmother Carmen Ercel Morgan. Her maiden name is Davis. She was born in 1895 in Owenton, Kentucky. I have no information about her family. I think her parents may have been Ben Franklin Davis 1870 and Lizzie Davis 1873. Please help. Thank you, Mellisa, mellisatorr@verizon.net

Posted 08/31/2012 Surnames: Breeden

My Great, Great, Grandfather was G. B. Breeden born in Owen County KY around 1845. I am interested in any information about him, especially if he served in the Civil War. Thanks, Rick Wolf richard-wolf@sbcglobal.net

Posted 08/21/2012 Surnames: Ingram/Robinson/Cobb

I have posted before but the info I'm finding from other family trees on ancestry.com isn't adding up. Other
than the census, I can't find any concrete evidence of their family relationships, vital records, dates, etc

1) Still looking for concrete info on Benjamin Robinson and Margaret Cobb. DAR.org has birth and death dates all over the place. I would still like to know more about their daughter Delilah.

2) I found more info on Isaac Ingram's parents: John Ingram was from Delaware and Elizabeth Faulkner/Fortner was the daughter of Robert Fortner and may have died in 1838. It appears John Ingram married again according to the 1860 census in Owen Co. and had another family. Not 100% sure it's the same John Ingram, but he was from Delaware as well.

3) Can't seem to find more about John Ingram being from Delaware, so any help would be wonderful. Any help will really be appreciated! Jeanette A., cadgirl316[at]hotmail.com

Posted 07/20/2012 Surnames: Morgan/Meeks?

I was looking through the Kentucky, Owen County, District 2 Census for 1850.   I was originally looking to see who was living near John Morgan, wife Minerva, and their two sons; Jasper and Newton.  I started at page one to go through the whole census for District 2 to see if I could find the Smoot family... when on page 3, I ran into something very interesting! On page 3 is listed Boswell Meeks and his wife, Polly.  Supposedly Minerva's parents name that married John Morgan...  BUT, there are 3 girls living with Boswell at this time; Minerva, 22; Mary, 19; and Nancy, 16. I went back to relook at John Morgan on page 79.. His wife Minerva was listed as 21 yrs old. All this time I thought Minerva's maiden name was Meeks, and I have a feel that many other out there, thought the same!  So.... whose daughter is this that John Morgan's married? There are a lot of Hughes around at that time, John was living near a Lewis Morgan and wife, Harriett; which I assume is his brother.  Is Minerva's real name Minerva Hughes?! Any help will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Beth Holcomb, bethholcomb73@gmail.com
ps. I know that John is married to America in the 1870 Census.  So this Minerva died sometime after 1860; before 1870 Census were taken.

Posted 06/22/2012 Surnames: Hammon

Rev War John Hammon and Mildred Ann are my gggg grand parents. I know where he is buried [Mussel Shoals cemetery] as are Abram [Abraham] and Mary Ann, and their first born Martha Ann [Hammon] Clifton. I can not, however, find where John's wife Mildred is buried. Can you help? Thanks, Vivian Sims, mrsvfsmz@aol.com

Posted 05/14/2012 Surnames: Switzer

John Switzer born 1832. I am looking for info on John Switzers' father & family. I'm thinking they may have come from Ireland. Working on family history and the generation I'm on is where they immigrated I believe. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Ed Switzer, cove49@insightbb.com                    
Posted 05/7/2012 Surnames: ????? / Johnson

Looking for a surname for Nancy Ann(e) b. 8 Feb,1809, Poplar Grove?, Owen Co. Ky. She married Thomas Johnson, whose uncle was Richard Johnson, VP under Martin Van Buren. Nancy ultimately died in California. Would really
like to find her birth record. Thank you, Lynn Bennett, bennett@surewest.net

Posted 05/7/2012 Surnames: Carter

My grandfather was Lafe Dora Carter, son to John M. born 1869 in Owen. I have found a 1930 cenus record with them living with a Carl & Martha Ball. I can't find my relatives beyond that because of all the similar names and I have never met any of my Carter  relatives. Any help would be a great help. Thank you, Lafe Donald Carter , cartersfun12@yahoo.com

Posted 05/4/2012 Surnames: Williams, Seebree (This is an updated re-post from 2011)

My great-grandfather, John R. Williams, was born in Owenton in 1893. His father's name was Robert Williams and his mother's maiden name was Blanch Sebree or Seebre.  I believe she went by the name Achie instead of Blanch. Does anyone have any additional information on either the Williams or Seebree family trees.  Any help would be very appreciated! Thank you.  Claudia Williams

Posted 04/10/12  Surname: Stewart / Woodson

Daniel and Mahala Stewart are my GGG-grandparents.  They are listed in the US Census of 1850, Owen Co KY, along with their children John, Ann, Ja(?), Mahala, Susan and Deborah. Daniel and Mahala are buried in Logan County IL, as is their daughter Mahala W. Stewart Daly. Any information about my ancestors is greatly appreciated! Thanks, MaryAnn Gordon Kelmer, scrapbasketlady@aol.com

Posted 04/01/12  Surname: Smith

I am looking for information on my great grandfather, John Walker Smith born 1856 in KY and died 1889 and was a blacksmith in West Monterey.  His 2nd wife was Emma Nora Tilley born in Carroll County, KY.  They married in 1894 and had 2 children, Elmer and Roberta. Thanks for any help, Bud Smith, bud@bud-smith.com

Posted 03/18/12  Surname: Arnold

I am looking for information about my great grandfather James Samuel Arnold born in Bourbon County Ky. in 1852.  We have no information about his parents.  Thank you, Betsy Arnold Sorrell, betsy_sorrell@yahoo.com

Posted 02/21/12  Surname: Alexander

Looking for Prather Alexander born 1820 or 1821. Other spellings of the name are Prater and Proter. Married to Mary Smith or Mary Hill born 1828; children Susan born 1847, Sarah a 1849, Eliza j 1850, Archie 1853, Merritt 1856,Morett 1856,Willis 1859, George Ann 1861, Stonewall Jackson (my great grand father) 1863 and William 1869. They lived in Harmony, Owen county, KY. Info found in 1860 census. Any help appreciated, Kathy Alexander Kaufman, Jean7040@bellsouth.net

Posted 02/18/12  Surname: Romans/Prather

I have found out that my great grandfather, A. S. Romans married Mary Ellen Prather on 31 March 1867 in Owen County, Kentucky.  I would like to know if this is true.  Thanks for any help, Mary Jo Roman Purdy maryjopurdy@yahoo.com

Posted 02/17/12  Surname: Thomas

I am trying to find the parents of William B. Thomas who died on 8 Dec 1921 near Gratz in Owen County per his obit on 15 Dec 1921. He is buried in the IOOF cemetery in Owenton. He may possibly be the son of Francis V. & Parthena (Carter) Thomas but I have not been able to confirm the link. Their son is listed as William "O" on the 1870 census. Thanks, Clarke Ross, rross@fuse.net

Posted 12/30/11  Surname: Alexander

I'm looking for an ancestor of mine.  His name is Prather Alexander who's father came from Virginia. Born 1821 in Owenton.  He is in some of the census but I need to know who his father is.  Any information will be appreciated. Thanks, Bobby Alexander, balexan223@aol.com

Posted 12/21/11  Surname: Shelton/Poland

I am looking for information on Sarah A. Shelton. She was married to Elijah Poland. She was born in Owenton KY around 1818. I can't seem to find her parents. If anyone has information on who her parents may be please email me. Thank you, Macon Poland, Macon423@yahoo.com

Posted 12/08/11  Surname: Byrns/Burns, Shipp, and Spiers

I am looking for information on Ignatius Byrns who married Elizabeth Shipp in 1819.  His brother was Dennis and I believe his father was Patrick Byrns. I also think Elizabeth Shipp was the daughter of Colby Shipp.  Dennis Byrns married Mary A. Spiers the daughter of Lucy Spiers who I think was the wife of Joshua Spiers. I would love any help I can get proving all of this. All of this is from before 1830.  I know Ignatius and Elizabeth were married in Franklin Co. Ky 4 Jan. 1819 right before Owen County was formed from part of Franklin. Any help on these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Barbara Burns Porter, rodt79054@sbcglobal.net

Posted 12/01/11  Surname: Smith

Looking for family of my great grandfather James C. Smith, born Owen Co., KY 31 January 1836. I have him from about 1854-1899 in Scotland Co, MO and Van Buren Co. Iowa. Thanks, Floyd E. Turner, clydet@bresnan.net

Reposted 11/17/11    [originally posted 10/21/07]

Anness / Annes

Looking for info on Christopher C. Anness, child of Mary Anness.  They are listed in the 1860 Owen Co. census records, but then completely disappear.  Christopher's siblings are listed as: Lafayette, Parasatice (spelling?), and Lewis.  Sally Hammonds and a daughter were also living
with the family.  Christopher is my g.g. grandfather and so far he's a mystery--he shows up in Butler Co. KY in 1880 and in Henderson in 1900. Thanks for any help, Marya Davis Turley, marya.turley@gmail.com New email address and name posted 11/17/2011

Posted 11/15/11  Surname: Hill

Does anybody know the year that Mocking Bird Hill was auctioned? I know the auction was on April 30, but I don't know the year. The contact person was Mrs. Margaret E. Goforth. At one time this home belonged to my great-great grandfather, George Hill. I'm working on history of the Hill family. My father was Opal Hill. Thanks for your help. Nancy Hill Porter, nanport@bellsouth.net

Posted 11/4/11 Surnames Romans, Prather

I have been trying to find my great grandfather A.S. Romans was supposed to be born in Owen County 1839 but his wife Mary Ellen Prather born 1854 in Owen County, Kentucky. A. S. Romans died in Corinth, Grant, Kentucky in 1875. I would love to know who Roman's parent are.   Thank You, Mary Jo Roman Purdy

Posted 11/4/11  Surname Jones

I am looking for information on Otha Victor Jones.  Thank You, Thomas Jones

Posted 10/15/11  Claxton Ridge Cemetery

I am looking for information on the Claxon Ridge Cemetery. I have relatives who are buried there. I would like to know the name and possibly an address of the man who lives on that property. When I was there it was really grown over and in bad shape. I would love to plan a Restoration project. I would very much like to be in contact with this person. I live out of state so its not like I can just go back and knock on a door to just ask. I'm hoping someone would be willing to share this information with me.  Thank You, Carmelita Marotta

Posted 10/15/11  Surnames Cook & Skidmore

I am searching for information relating to my great-grandfather, Levi Cook  (1878-1911). He was born in Owen Co. (I believe) on 10 Nov 1878 and he died in Owen Co. on 9 Jun 1911. He was the son of William Seberry Cook and Mary Jane Webster. He married Annie E. Skidmore in Henry Co in 1900. My grandmother, Lena Cook was born in Henry Co in 1902. The 1910 census shows Levi living back in Owen Co with his parents with his marital status as divorced. My grandmother, Lena, is living with them. I cannot find any info. on what happened to my great grandmother, Annie Skidmore.  I have searched for divorce records in various counties and found nothing. I did request a copy of Levi's death certificate from 1911 and it shows him as married. If this is the case he must have remarried some tme between the time of the 1910 census and his death in 1911, however, I cannot find a record of a marriage. I would like to hear from anyone with information on this Cook family or suggestions of where I could look next.    Thank you.  Karen Frans

Posted 10/14/11  Surnames Reed, Alexander

I'm looking for any information on my ancestor Benjamin Franklin Reed.  He was the father of William T Reed and grandfather of Ezeziel Thomas
Reed. He would have been born sometime between 1840-1860. I believe him to be the son of Thomas Reed 3rd Sgt in the Confederate Army Company B 4th Calvary out of Lexington. Thomas Reed was married to Lutitia F. (Vanarden) Alexander. I just can't seem to find any verification of this.  Laura Moore


Posted 10/14/11 Surnames Kelley, Crable

Looking for information of George Baucum. His daughter was Rosa Baucum who married Thomas Marion Skiles in owen co. Other daughter nora married Henry Skiles, maybe a brother named charles. Marriage cirt. of thomas and rosa said they were married at the father's home.  New Liberty area maybe. These are my great grandparents stuck on George. Rosa and Nora were born in IL. Rosa's mother or stepmother might be Nettie Wright.  Deanne Skiles Candler

Posted 09/25/11  Surname Sinclair

I am searching for information for/on George Waugh Sinclair. He was enumerated as "Augh Sinkler" in the 1840 census of Owen Co., Kentucky. I am interested in any information (will?, estate inventory?, cementery records?) since I can not locate him in the 1850 census, so I do not know if he died in Owen Co. sometime between the 1840 and 1850 census.

I believe (but haven't proven) that he was the father of my ancestor, John G, Sinclair, b. 1806 in aKentucky, d. 1892 in Saverton, Ralls Co., MO. John married Polly Bramlet in 1831 in Ralls Co., MO (Parents: Rueben Bramlet and Nancy Bell).  I would appreciate any informtion.  Anita Cook

Posted 09/25/11 Surnames Kelley, Crable

I am looking descendents of Levi Kelley born 1827 in Ky ,married Angeline Crable in 1848. I have results of a Y-DNA test that need to be shared with all whom wish to know their roots.  Thank you.  Bernard Kelley

Posted 09/14/2011 Surnames: West, Hair

I am trying identify the lineage of Edward West, who married Mahala Hair September 10, 1827 in Owen County. Edward and Mahala had Edward Jr, who married Mary J Brown (dau. of William C Brown)in 1855. Edward Sr was in the 1840 and 1830 Owen county census (in 1820 he was listed in Gallatin). He indicates that his father came from Virginia in census records, but I have no information beyond this on Edward West Sr and no information at all on Mahala Hair or her family. Any information on any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you.  Mark Padgett

Posted 09/14/2011 Surnames: Howard, Simpson

Looking for information on a Josephine Howard b. 1862 in Owen Co., KY m. Kelley Simpson 17 Dec 1879 Owen Co., KY had this child Aldah b.? They divorced but do not know when and what happen to the child. Josephine
died in 1910 in Audubon Co., Iowa can anyone help me find this child or what happen to her?
Thank you.  Debbie Toon

Posted 09/3/2011 Surnames: Williams, Seebree

My grandfather was born in Kentucky in 1893.  His father's name name was Robert Williams and the mother's maiden name was Aehie Seebree or Seebre.  The only Seebrees I could locate were from Owen County. Does anyone have these two located anywhere in either the Williams or Seebree family trees. 
Thank you.  Claudia Williams

Posted 08/3/2011 Surnames: Hughes, Davis

My G-Grandfather, John William HUGHES had nine siblings. Been trying to trace each of the siblings forward to modern day. I know that several them married individuals named DAVIS. My grandmother's ancestors also married in the DAVIS family. One name continues to crop up in my research on UNOFFICIAL sources, the name is: BRACK DAVIS. I have searched death records, marriage records, birth records, any official record I can find for a BRACK DAVIS, but have been unable to locate anything. The Owen County DAVIS individuals seemed to have a love of naming their children with INITIALS, which probably stood for something to them, but officially, they were just initials. For instance my G-grandfather's sister, Catherine 'Kate' HUGHES married JOHN C. B. DAVIS.  I have often wondered if this is the 'mysterious' BRACK DAVIS referred to so often on unofficial soruces. The era would be roughly 1845-1945.  Wondering if anyone has run across any 'official reference' to BRACK DAVIS during their research. Thanks. Judi Fryer

Posted 07/15/2011 Surname: Shelton

I am looking for information on William Hayden Shelton whose wife was Susannah Ball. They were the parents of William Jasper Shelton who was born in Owen County, Kentucky on 09 November 1839. I'm searching for any information on William Hayden Shelton as I have only bits and pieces and particularly any documentation of cause of death, date of death or place buried.  Thank you! Kay Shelton Travis, ktravis@cfl.rr.com

Posted 07/11/2011 Surname: Osborn

Searching for information on my great grandparents, Hugh and Mary Jane Osborn. She showa up on the 1880 Cenus as widowed in Luzby Mill with children Jane 18, George 10 and Hugh 3. The name on the Cenus is spelled Orsborn but it is Osborn or Osborne. I think my Gr grandfather died there in 1878 or 1879. Thank you! Karen Freeman, epico@myfam.com

Posted 06/18/2011 Surname: Scott

Looking for info on the Scott family of Owenton, Owen, KY. Specific is Daniel Scott who married Susan Warner on April 14, 1860. They had a son named James Scott born abt 1861. Susan is later seen on the 1870 census with her son living with her mother, her parents were William D Warner and Susan Poe. Daniel Scott is not there with them in 1870 or anytime after. Looking to see what happened to Daniel Scott and his family. Any info on this family would be appreciated. Thank you! Tina Caudill, tcaudill27@yahoo.com

Posted 06/12/2011 Surname: Bennett

Looking for the ancestors and decedents of Andrew Bennett, Andrew was born in Kentucky possibly in Owens County in 1801. He came to Indiana with parents and settled in Jennings County, Indiana, Montgomery Township   (1830 Federal Census) and later moved to Decatur County (1840 Federal Census). Andrew married Catharine “Kitty” Osborn in Jennings County, Indiana on 15 March 1828. Kitty was born in Owens County, Kentucky on 28 May 1811. They had the following children all born in Indiana: William Strawder (1829), Minerva (1830), James Ellison (1832), Henry William (1834), Jesse Franklin (1836), Nancy (1838), James A (1840), John A
(1841) & Twins Mary Emma. and Sarah Caroline.(1845). I believe Kitty Bennett died after the twins were born. Family came to Hancock County, Illinois about 1846, Kitty was not in 1850 Federal Census of Hancock County with family.  I believe the William Bennett found in 1840 Federal Census of Jennings County, Indiana to be the father of Andrew Bennett.   Also in same census was John Osborn (same page) I believe to be the father of Kitty Osborn, both men were of the same age group 60-70. I believe the following persons to be possible brothers of Andrew Bennett.   They were found in the 1830 -1840 Federal Census of Jennings and Decatur
Counties in Indiana:  J.C. Bennett (abt. 1790), I.D. Bennett (abt. 1795),  John Bennett (abt. 1799), William (1803), Harry Bennett (1805), and James K. Bennett (1807). I believe this Bennett Family came from the Owens County, Kentucky area, would appreciate any help in identifying this family. Thanks, Dale Bennett, dale3cr@mchsi.com.

Posted 06/10/2011 Surname: Stivers

Can anyone tell me where the first Stivers came from before Owen County? I am especially interested in Jacob Stivers, born @1828 and Martin Stivers, born @1824. Were they brothers or cousins and who were their parents? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Roxanne Davis,  charox@bellsouth.net

Posted 05/31/2011 Surname: Osborne / Keith / Onan / Heddleston / Brissey & Reed

Hi, I am researching my family Osborne (every variation), Keith, Onan, Huddleston, Brissey, Reed, and a few others. I found in the Eternal Rest cemetery book a Heddleston Cemetery- John Heddleston farm near the house on Eagle Creek. Can anyone explain where this cemetery is? Please keep in mind I am not from Kentucky do directions need to be pretty specific. Thank you for your help, Karen Crist, mskarenkay@yahoo.com

Posted 05/22/2011 Surname: Schrimsher

I descend from the Schrimsher family.  They were in Owen County, Ky in 1810-1840, according to some census records I have seen.  I know my Tennessee family had connections and my grandmother was b. about 1898 near, or in Louisville. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.  It is believed we go back to John Schrimsher.  Thank you.  Joy S. Barefoot,  unshods@jetbroadband.com

Posted 05/15/2011 Surname: Cook / Hensley

I am searching for information re: my paternal grandmother, Nancy (Nannie) Jane Cook Hensley who was born +/- 1881 Lusby's Mill community, I think. She married Clarence Hensley in 1898 and raised her family near the Sweet Owen community in Owen County. Her mother was named Lucy Cook; Lucy was widowed and married James N. Coulson.  Would like information re: Lucy and her genealogy, the name of Nannie's father and his genealogy.  Thank you. Judith Hensley Fleenor, jhfleenor@comcast.net

Posted 04/26/2011 Surname: Wilhoit / Wilhoite

My husband and I live on the original land of Henry Anderson Wilhoit (my husband's great great grandfather) on Severn Creek near Monterey in Owen County, KY.  I just recently saw on Genealogy.com that the original family bible is with someone in Tennessee.  The name posted on the message was:  Russell King.  Message was 5 years ago.  If someone knows of the Wilhoit bible, please contact me. Thanks, Judy Bourne, bourne-3@live.com

Posted 04/26/2011 Surname: Wilson

I am looking for information on John Wilson. He was married to Perthinia Truax and they are both buried in Little Mount cemetery. I don't have either parent for John, it's as if he fell to earth and joined the Truax family and moved to Owen county before the 1830 census. Any help very appreciated, thanks, Tracy Wilson, xyconium@gmail.com

Posted 04/26/2011 Surname: Wainscott

Looking for the cemetery where Robert Lee Wainscott (1867 birth) is buried. Death certificate states his burial was Owen County, Kentucky - died Franklin County, Kentucky October 1930
Lived in Gratz, Owen County, Kentucky 1880 - 1910. Any help would be appreciated.  Can't find a cemetery. Donna Smith, donna195224@yahoo.com

Posted 04/22/2011 Surname: Stamper

My grandfather was Proter P. Stamper born in Lusby Mill in 1886.  His
father was Bush F. Stamper born in 1853 at Lusby Mill.  I'm looking for
information on his father Hugh Stamper born 1819.  Hugh was a store owner
and seemed to be have bought the store from his father-in-law Daniel
Cobb.  I was hoping you may have additional information on Hugh Stamper.
Thank you, James Keck, keck.james@gmail.com

Posted 04/22/2011 Surname: Fuller

I am seeking information about my maternal grandmother, Bertha Jane
Fuller Sharon.  She was married to Sterling Sharon and they raised their
family on a farm near New Liberty in Owen County.  She was born in 1893
and died in 1966; she is buried in the IOOF cemetery in New Liberty along
side her husband.  I believe that her mother died shortly after she was
born and was raised by an aunt.  I am interested in any information
anyone has about her parents, siblings, etc.  Thank you, Judith Hensley Fleenor,

Posted 04/17/2011 Surname: Taylor

 I am looking for information on James Taylor who was born in Owen County KY 3-17-1814. His parents were Grooms Taylor and Sarah Howard which of both
were born in Madison County, KY. Grooms and Sarah moved to Owen County,
KY. James was born 3-17-1814 in Owen County. He had other siblings
William b 1-8-1824, Mary, Rebecca b 1823 m Jesse Holbrook 1-20-1852, Jane
m Benjamin F Stamper 12-26-1847 Owen Co., Elizabeth "Betsey" m Ben
Marston,. Hannah m Wilburn Holbrook, Thomas T. m Susan Rogers.
My James Taylor married a Lucy Ann or Louisann Howe or Howell on 1-17-
1848 in Owen County. James died 9-25-1888 in Owen Co and he buried in the
Taylor cemetery on Keefer Road. Lucy Ann died 6-22-1880 in Owen Co. She
is also buried in the Taylor cemetery on Keefer road.  Grooms died 11-19-
1848 in Owen Co and Sarah d 8-14-1875 in Owen Co and both are also in the
Taylor cemetery on Keefer road. I think the cemetery is now part of Grant
County, KY. Can anyone help me find any information? Thanks, Julie Connor,  bjhm8589@hotmail.com

Posted 04/03/2011 Surname: McComas

Can anyone tell me if Perry McComas was born in Lusbys Mill in 1887? I was told he was but can't find any record of the birth.  Thanks, delltel@hotmail.com

Posted 04/02/2011 Surname: Wainscott

Looking for ANY connection to Lucinda Wainscott Towles Kelley.. Born 17
Jul 1893 in Owen County, KY Died 22, Jul 1981 in Owen County, KY.  She
married John W Towles Birth 18 Dec 1869 in Owen, Kentucky; Death; 2 Mar 1931 in Jefferson, Kentucky Lucinda remarried Prior to 1940 to Lee Kelley.
I can not find any Wainscott listing Lucinda prior to her marriage to John
W Towles. John and Lucinda had 8 children, Oscar, Anna, Maggie (married Parker) Johnathan, William, Elmer, Ben and Edward. Any help will be appreciated, thanks, Dianna Lee Towles Briggs Lytle,

Posted 03/29/2011 Surname: Ingram, Robinson & Cobb

I am looking for Isaac Ingram (b. abt 1825), married to Delilah Robinson (b. abt 1826) according to the 1860 census for Owen County. The info I'm finding from other family trees on ancestry.com isn't adding up. Other than the census, I can't find any concrete evidence of their family
relationships, vital records, dates, etc. The info I have (which may or may not be accurate) is that:
1. Isaac's parents are John Wesley Ingram and Elizabeth Faulkner. John is apparently from England. 2. Delilah's parents are Benjamin Robinson and Margaret Cobb. 3. Delilah may have died in 1862, and Isaac in 1901. Any distant cousins out there who can give me real facts and dates?
I would appreciate it so much!  Jeanette A., cadgirl316[at]hotmail.com

Posted 03/08/2011 Surname: Breeden

Would love to have more information on Mr. Greenberry "Green" Breeden, he was born abt. 1833 Scott. Co, KY died before 1900 poss. Owen Co, KY. Married first Elizabeth (Secrist, Segar, Seigle) Children Franklin, "Frank", Ellis, Thomas, Eliza, William, Mary, Johnny. Second marriage Permelia Sarah Frances Abbott "Frances" children Joseph, Mary, Remus, Laura, Rosie, Cassa "Cassie", Charles, Mary, Lillie, Bud Howard, George, Minnie. He lived in Owen Co, KY 1860, 1870,1880-1900, possible died before 1900, because Permelia "Frances" is remarried 1900 census Owen Co, KY to Biddle Hartman. Any help appreciated on finding family, thanks! Also do not know where Greenberry is buried. Any help would be appreciated, thanks, S. Braden sbraden@comcast.net     PHOTO of Greenberry

Posted 03/03/2011 Surname: Shelton

I'm trying to find information on my mother in-laws family the SHELTONs. My mother in law is Susan SHELTON (1954-2010) from Evansville but her father Harold SHELTON was born in Owen county, Kentucky. He was born around 1914 and his parents were Leonard( 1887-1936) and Hallie SHELTON. They were both born in Owen county. As well as his father William Hayden SHELTON (1839-1921) and his father was Fredrick SHELTON (1805). If  anyone has any
information on the family I would really appreciate it. My mother in law always talked about her father being native American. Possibly chiccwa or chicksaw ( sorry I butchered the spelling of those). I haven't found any records of this on ancestry.com. I'm really curious about that part.
Thanks for any help. Abby Hansing, Lylabear213@aol.com

Posted 03/03/2011 Surname: Breeden

Looking for information on Greenberry "Green" Breeden when he passed away, and is buried. He is on census records 1860 New Liberty, Owen co, KY with Elizabeth (Secrist, Seigle?) Franklin, Ellis, Thomas. In 1870 Gratz Pct. with Elizabeth, Franklin, Ellis, Thomas, Eliza, William, Mary.
In 1880 Dalesburg with second wife Permelia Sarah Frances "Frances" Abbott Breeden and Johnny, Joseph, Mary, Remus. In 1900 Permelia is remarried to Biddle H. Hartman it states 0 years married with Breeden children, Charles, Mary, Lillie, Buddie "Howard", George, Minnie. Minnie was born 1895 or 1896 so we presume Green died between 1896-1900. Green and Permelia had other children who were inbetween census records, Cassa "Cassie" married Mary Ann Abbott, Laura married Pleasant Young and Rosa married William Lunsford. Any help appreciated! Susan, sbraden@comcast.net

Posted 03/03/2011 Surname: Roberts / Claxon

I am looking for information on Henley Roberts and Sarah Claxon who were married in Owen Co. Ky. in 1829. Henley is probably the son of Azariah Roberts and Sarah may be the daughter of Callisthenes Achilles Claxon. I know Henley and Sarah had a son Charles who ended up in Fayette Co. Illinois. I believe they also had a son, James Richard Roberts and a daughter Sarah Roberts. Any information on Sarah's parents and Henley and Sarah's children would be appreciated. James Richard Roberts was born in Owen County in 1838 and later moved to Illinois and then Kansas and died in Oklahoma in 1919. Henley probably died in the late 1840s and I believe Sarah Claxon Roberts moved to Fayette, Co. Illinois and married a Mathew Hogg or Hogue in 1859. I am willing to share info. Thank you! Jim Roberts,  revjim_4@msn.com

Posted 02/28/2011 Surname: Porter / Webb

My brick wall concerns the parents of Robert W. Porter, b 1804 Harrison, KY  d 1890 Owen Kentucky and his wife Rebecca Ann Webb b 1807 Maryland d 1872 Owen KY.  Both said to be buried in Claxton family cemetery. Their children are Mary, Nancy, David, John T, Culvin V, Ruth, William Wallace, Sarah, Amelia, Amanda, Narcissa and Joseph Lillard.  Whew! Any help will be appreciated! Thanks, Marilyn Dobbins, medobbins@comcast.net

Posted 02/27/2011 Surname: Robinson

Hello, I'm looking for the parents/siblings of William Robinson b 1812 saying that his parents are from VA. He married Nancy Simmons in 1845 and had following children; Squire, Sarah (Sally)Susan, George (who ended up owning his property as Nancy is still living in 1900), Martha Ann(who is my g-grandmother married Josiah Wise),  Francis Marion, Legrand, Margaret Jane and James Granville (who is listed as adopted) so could this be Granville Robinson that married Margaret Simmons (William brother? and Nancy's sister?) William is listed in the 1850 Owen co. census with a Roswell and John (are these siblings as the age is right for brother????) and in the
1860 census with a Raps?? or Ross and showing William owning property. Then he leaves Owen to Franklin co. owning quite a bit of property living near a Samuel, John and Susan Robinson. Hope this is enough info that someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks, Connie Fry confry1@insightbb.com

Posted 02/24/2011 Surname: Kemper

I am searching for the graves of Johnathan Kemper and Francis Marion Chowning Kemper.  Both passed in Owen County. Johnathan's Dates: b. 13 JAN 1788 in Germantown, VA m. 06 SEP 1808 in Lexington, KY d. 28 APR 1872 in Poplar Grove, Owen County, KY Francis' Dates:
b. 1788 m. same as above d. 1850 in Owen County, KY I live in Kenton County and will happily come and do the "leg work" but I don't know Owen County well.  I do know there are several Kemper cemeteries in the county but any guidance would be MUCH appreciated.
Thank you! Tricia Dorman, triciashawn@yahoo.com

Posted 02/24/2011 Surname: Thompson

I am searching for information and vital records on Flora Thompson born 13 JAN 1875 in Owen County died 24 AUG 1949 in Kenton County.  Particularly, I am looking for her marriage certificate circa 1892.  Her first of 10 children was born in 1893. I have a great deal of information on Owen surnames: CROUCH, DORMAN, KEMPER and OSBORNE and will happily share with fellow researchers. Blessings! Tricia Dorman, triciashawn@yahoo.com

Posted 02/20/2011 Surname: Gross

I am looking for any information about the Gross Family. I was always told they were from Owenton, KY and I'm trying to trace my family origin. I have a limited amount of information, but my Grandmother's name was Katie Gross and she died in the late 50's approximately 1957. Her children were John, Richard, James, Alice, Catherine, and Laura. Where would I start my
inquiry? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Jamie Gross, jaimegross@bellsouth.net

Posted 01/22/2011 Surname: Stringfellow/King  & Hearn

I am looking for information on Ann Mary Stringfellow who married Benjamin Franklin King in 1854. I am also looking for information on Thomas Hearn, born abt 1797. And Edmond Simpson who married Mary Hearn in 1865. Any help will be appreciated, Larry W King, kinglw59@wowway.com

Posted 01/09/2011 Surname: Murphy

My ancestor, Miles Murphy, had a son named Francis who married Julia
____.  They were on the 1850 Owen Co census but then disappeared.  I can
find no trace of them or their 11 children named:  Albertis, Gabriel,
Cornelia, Marsha, Mary, Rachel, John, Miles, James, Henry and Cassandra.
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Betty Cox, bettycox43@newwavecomm.net

Posted 12/28/2010 Query: Owen Co. School?

I was recently sent a photo album that contain  some pictures of a school labeled K.F.C. One picture is of a building labeled Parrish Hall and a picture of 3 young woman labeled 3 Roomates in 19 Pinkerton. I know the Pinkerton name has a connection to the college. Another picture is labeled 1917-1918 Freshman class and our teacher Mrs. ?Joe or Zoe? Ethel Smith. My grandmother was Nora Josephine Anderson born June 02, 1902. Her family lived in Lexington in 1915 but she had family from Owen, Scott and the Peak's Mill area in Franklin.
I was just wondering if K.F.C. I wondered if it meant Ky Female Orphanage or Ky Franklin County something.
My grandmother has been a great mystery to me, this may be my first clue. Thanks for any help, Nancy Perry,  perryresearch1@yahoo.com

Posted 12/18/2010 Surname: Yancey

I am looking for a Charlotte Yancey, She died in Lexington, KY in 1903, Milward funeral home was in charge. I know that the Yanceys' have cemeteries in Owen co. When she passed away she was living with people named Yancey in a boarding house on West Third Street in Lexington. I can not find a list of burials for Yancey in Owen Co.  My name is Bob Fister, I live in South Carolina but I am from Paris/ Lexington Ky. If I can be of any help in the Pawleys Island area of S.C. let me know. Thanks, Bob F bcbob@sccoast.net This was a quick one! Charlotte has been found!!! She is buried in Lexington cemetery! Thanks! 12/19/2010

Posted 11/23/2010 Surname: Cobb

I am trying to find the death dates of Thomas W Cobb and his wife Pamela (Permelia) Ann Ingram. Thomas was the son of Asa Cobb and Anna O'Banion. Thomas married 19 Dec. 1850 in Owen County.  I have his birth c 1828 and Pamela's abt. 1828.  Do not have a will for Thomas either. Any help will be appreciated, Winifred Miller, winnie.miller@att.net

Posted 11/21/2010 Surname: Ellis / True

I am searching the Obediah Ellis who was born 1750 in MD, married in Franklin Co., KY and died 1835 in Scott Co., KY.  His son, Jesse Ellis, born 1775 in VA, married 27 June 1796 in Franklin Co., KY and died 1849 in OWEN County, KY.  Jesse's son was John Ellis who married Lucretia True, my great great grandparents. Are any of these names familiar to others searching for the Ellis family in OWEN and surrounding counties in KY? Thank you for your interest in my query! Jane Kirk, ejkirk27@yahoo.com

Posted 11/19/2010 Surname: Schrimsher

Looking for an Owen county, Ky Schrimsher connection.  According to the 1830 census John Schrimsher was living there with a total of four in the household.  His will was written dated 18 October 1847, Owen County, Kentucky.  He had twins, James and Nancy b. 11 Nov. 1798.  There were many Schrimshers in the area.  I am searching to connect my Schrimsher line from Tennessee back to Kentucky as my grandmother was b. in Louisville Kentucky (she always said proudly).  My 3rd gr. grandfather was James (M?) Schrimsher b. Kentucky who m. Nellie Wood(s).  Any help is most greatly appreciated.  Joy unshods@jetbroadband.com

Posted 10/07/2010 Surname: Smith / Johnson

I am a descendant of  Travis Archie Smith and Margaret Johnson. Their 11 children are Fielding D. Smith b 1832, William Smith b. 1834, James F. Smith b. 1836, Martha C. Smith b.1838, Mary E (Elizabeth?) Smith b. 1840, Susan F. Smith 1843, Nancy Lusannah Smith b.1844, Eddy A. Smith b.1846, Sarah D. Smith b. 1850, Archie O'Neal Smith (my G-G-Grandfather) b. 1853, and Thomas J. Smith b. 1858. Travis is listed in the census (Owen and Carroll county) as being born in NC abt 1804, but I cannot find anything de on that. He is my SMITH "Brick wall". Any help or contact from other descendants of Travis, would be GREAT! Thanks, Maribeth Wood, mbwood@tds.net

Posted 09/12/2010 Surname: Garvey / Bourn

I am looking for info on Susie Garvey married Robert Bourn abt. 1920? My Grandmother Hattie Ann Anderson was born in Sparta, Kentucky between 1885-1889 and married Henry Sanders who was born in Tennessee but his brother is listed in the census in Sanders, Ky.  I am trying to find her mother with only knowing her last name of Anderson.  I know when she was 18 she was a servant for 2 different families one in Sparta with a daughter named Susie Garvey who taught her to read and write. One in Newcastle with a family named Odair; Carter Odair, Annie Odair and Mattiline M. Odair. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Remell Jennings, Rgourmet1@aol.com

Posted 09/12/2010 Surname: Stinnett

I am looking for any information on America Stinnett, (b. ca. 1829 KY) or her daughters Sarah E. (b. ca. 1858 KY) and Ann Stinnett (b. ca. 1863 KY). I've lost them after the 1870 US census where they show up living in Lusby's Mill, Owen County, KY. America's age in that census shows as 50, but she is likely about 10 year younger. She was born America Taylor, married Reuben Stinnett in 1852 in Jessamine KY, and was likely a widow in the 1870 census of Owen County. She might have re-married after that census and might show up by either her married name Stinnett or her maiden name Taylor. Thanks, Eric Alexander reajd@hotmail.com

Posted 09/12/2010 Surname: Duggins

I am looking for any information on two events in the life of Alexander Campbell Duggins (b. 1851 KY) that likely occurred in Owen County, KY. He and his family are in the 1880 US census of Lusbys Mill, Owen County, KY. (1) I am looking for information on the death of his wife, Martha/Mattie Duggins who likely died in Owen County in the early 1880's shortly after the census.  (2) I am also looking for any information on his marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Stinnett in Owen County in the 1880's after the death of his first wife Martha/Mattie and before 1890. Sarah Elizabeth, possible Lizzie, had been married before.  Her first husband was a James P. Stinnett; her maiden name might have been either Stinnett or Taylor. (Trust me, her maiden name is confusing!) Thanks, Eric Alexander reajd@hotmail.com

Posted 09/11/2010 Surname: Kelley

Looking for information on the Kelley family. Levi Kelley (b. 1829); wife Angeline Crable, Father was Jacob Kelley (b. 1810), wife Lucinda Wainscott. Levi is my gggrandfather.

Thanks, Brian Kelley beknask@yahoo.com

Posted 09/11/2010 Surname: Hill

It was always our understanding that my father's (Opal Hill) grandfather, George Hill lived in the home Mocking Bird Hill located at the junction of US Hwy 227 and Swope Road. We always thought it was so beautiful. George was born in Derbshire, England. He left Michigan in October, 1847 and came to KY. We even thought he built the home. We were there recently and could not believe the condition of the home. It was very sad. Can you tell me if you have any information about George Hill living in that home? He married Mahala Smith and had nine children. Thank you for any info you can give me.  Nancy Hill Porter nanport@bellsouth.net

Posted 08/26/2010 Surname: Webster

My grandmother, Agnes Webster, was born either in Grant or Owen County in 1887. She and her older brother, Samuel, move to Jefferson County, Indiana when they were teenagers. She married my grandfather, James Elston.  Would like to learn more about her family. Thanks, Lanny Copeland,  friscofp@earthlink.net

Posted 08/07/2010 Surname: Mitchell

I am looking for any information that one can give me for Thomas F. Mitchell and family, who migrated to Johnson County In in 1827 from Henry County Kentucky and then to Owen County, where he is buried supposedly at Patricksburg.  His last will and testament was 17 April 1844.  He was married to Martha Wiley and one of his children, namely Aaron Truman Mitchell is my great great grandfather on my mother's side.  I am also looking for his parents, or at least his mother who may have come along with them to Indiana.  Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time.   Ernest Campbell yfsg4265@yahoo.com

Posted 07/31/2010 Surname: Lucas

I am trying to find out who the ancestors of my great grandmother Agnes Lucas might have been. Agnes was born 1825 in Owen County and died there in 1874 after having 13 children with husband James Ellis, 1811-1893. Does anyone have any information about who her parents were or where she may have been buried?  Please feel free to contact me at
janecorley@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Posted 07/03/2010 Surname: Sparks

I am looking for the parents of Alice Lucy Sparks, b. abt 1878 probably in Owen Co. , either in Monterey or close by. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Sally Branham, sallybranham@yahoo.com

Posted 07/03/2010 Surname: Hammond

I am in the direct line of John Hammond. I know he is buried at Mussel Shoals, but there is no marker there for Mildred Ann, his wife. If she is there, what part is she in east or west? I would love an answer. Any help is appreciated, thanks, Vivian Sims mrsvfsmz@aol.com

Posted 07/01/2010 Surname: Skirvin

I am looking for information on the death of Lewis Winfred Skirvin died 1 Jul 1952 He was the son Clay Winfred Skirvin and Clarice Wainscott.  His death certificate states that his father shot him with a .22 rifle and it was considered a homicide.  I haven't been able to find out what happened.  Anyone with any information on this event please contact me. Thanks, Rachel S Marksbury Hill, rhill371@yahoo.com

Posted 07/01/2010 Surname: Bales

Do any members of the Bales family still live in Owen County?  My ggg-grandparents, David Bales (1833-1916) and his wife Lavinia Hamilton (1833-1911), settled in Owen Co., KY sometime between 1866 and 1870, and
I know that some of their descendants were still living on their farm, in the house that David built, in the 1980s when my grandfather (one of David and Lavinia's great-grandchildren) took me there for a visit. Unfortunatly all I remember is that whoever these cousins were they were connected to Sherman (David and Lavinia's youngest son) and possibly Sherman's son Roy Bales.  Anyway, I've just been contacted by another descendant of David and Lavinia Hamilton Bales (a grandson of their son Charles Byron Bales) who visited that same farm in the 1960s (he's pretty sure Roy Bales was living there at that time), and we'd both like to see if we can find out if any of the Bales family still live in or around Owen County and then get in touch with them.  Thanks for the help. Cheers, Jeff Duvall jeffery@iquest.net

Posted 06/17/2010 Surname: Harrison

Looking for information about my Great, Great Grandfather named Davis Harrison who I think was born in Owen County, KY. He was born 11-22-1811 and his first wife was a Miss Syms. Her father was Garland Syms who shows up in the 1820 census. A William Harrison is listed in the same year and I was wondering if he was Davis Harrison's father. Any help would be appreciated. Larry Daily, holidaily@cox.net

Posted 06/10/2010 Surname: Slaughter

I'm looking for info on my great-grandfather W. B. Slaughter (William) he was married to Ruth Jane Poland Slaughter. Looking for his parents name, if he was born in Owen Co.? I know he died in Owen Co. in 1931 on Gayle Ave. Thanks for any help,  Crystal, crystal_baxter@bellsouth.net

Posted 05/31/2010 Surname: Criswell

I'm seeking information on my gr-gr-grandfather James B. Criswell born in Owen County, KY on January 31, 1825 to David and Anna Criswell. The above cited information is pretty much all I've got and it was transcribed from a family bible.  At some point before 1851 it appears he relocated to Henry County, KY and before 1854 on to Boone County, IN. Thanks for anything you can offer. Steve Perry, acpsjp@juno.com

Posted 05/22/2010 Surname: Wood

I am still looking for information on George Wood who lived in Owen County in 1830. He married Nancy Stamper in 1831 and they had many children including William S., Wiatt, Nancy, Uriah, Mary, Jesse, Eliza Ann, Susan and Pleasant. I am a descendent of George through William S. I can find nothing on the parents or siblings of George. I believe he was born in either 1793 or 1799 in Kentucky. If you have any information, please contact me at: mariaw1167@gmail.com.

Posted 05/13/2010 Surname: Way

I am trying to find the husband of  ELIZABETH __?____ WAY, and/or her maiden name.  She first shows up in Owen Co., Ky.'s 1830 census with 3 sons and 3 daughters. Then she purchases land on Eagle Cr.
in 1832.  She also shows up in the 1840 and 1850 Owen Co., Ky. census. She is listed in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 as dying in Sept of 1859 at the age of 80 in Owen Co., Ky.  Her will is
in Owen Co., Ky., Will Bk. E, pg.169.  She was a 1st a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church before 1846 then with her family, joined with several other members to form Caney Creek Baptist Church in Aug. 1846.  Where did the money come from to purchase the land?  Who was her husband?  She states she was from Vg. and all of her children were born in Ky. but where?  I have searched WAYs in Owen, Bourbon, Mason, Washington and
Scott Counties and have not found deeds, wills or burials that could lead me to her spouse. Who was her husband, where was she buried and who were her parents? Any help will be appreciated, Marsha Pullem Tinch,  marshatinch@insightbb.com

Posted 05/13/2010 Surname: Stout

I am researching my ancestors on Ancestry, but have been unable to find a link to the ancestors I know lived in Owen County, Kentucky due to a biographical review which was verbatim from my great-great grandfather
FRANCIS MARION STOUT.  He states:  My grandfather, Eli Stout, came from NJ to Ky in the early 1800's.  He was a pioneer of Fayette Co, Ky and died in Owen Co, Ky.  His son Isaac Stout, (Francis Marion's father) was
born in Scott Co, KY where he was raised, educated and married.  He married Lydia Baxter of KY.  He died in Leesburg, Harrison Co, KY of cholera, in 1833, his wife having died a few days previous of cholera.
We know Francis Marion was then reared by his paternal grandfather and grew to manhood in Scott Co and then in Owen Co where he attended subscription schools, and high schools, at Owenton, Ky.  in 1844 he moved
to Illinois.   Do you have any records of either Eli, Isaac or Francis Marion Stout?  Or Lydia Baxter? Thanks, Lila Hess, ljh35@earthlink.net

Posted 05/13/2010 Surname: Hughes / Jackson

My Grandmother Anna Lee Hughes (1900-1972) born to George Samuel "Dodgen" Hughes (1847-1923) and Mary Edith Roberts (his 3rd wife)  (1882-1959). There was child Lettie Bell born-died before her but I can't find anything other than 1900 census. This also showed 2 sons Bill P. (1884) and George(1886) from a 2nd marriage to a Mrs. P. Morgan (2 Aug.1882) which I can't find anything on. My son brought me to New Columbus to find Hughes Cemetery (behind Methodist Church) but we could not locate!

My grandmother married Ralph Jackson 31 Dec.1921 son of Eugene Jackson and Maud Kinney. Eugene's father was Andrew Jackson/ wife Frances Sebree. We found them at Fairview Cemetery. Would like to know more about Dr. Simpson who married Bell Jackson (Eugene's sister). They had 8 children. Thank you, Cheryl Jackson Clark cjclark45@yahoo.com

Posted 05/10/2010 Surname: Wiley

I am looking for the names of the parents of: Eliza Jane Ann Wiley born Peaks Mill 1828. Married Ames Leonard Redding In Owen county 1847. Died Harmony, KY in 1872. If anyone can shed some light on this for me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You, Lucy Morningstar,  lucymorningstar@yahoo.com

Posted 05/10/2010 Surname: Stout

I am researching my ancestors on Ancestry, but have been unable to find a link to the ancestors I know lived in Owen County, Kentucky due to a biographical review which was verbatim from my great-great grandfather FRANCIS MARION STOUT.  He states:  My grandfather, Eli Stout, came from NJ to Ky in the early 1800's.  He was a pioneer of Fayette Co, Ky and died in Owen Co, Ky.  His son Isaac Stout, (Francis Marion's father) was born in Scott Co, KY where he was raised, educated and married.  He married Lydia Baxter of KY.  He died in Leesburg, Harrison Co, KY of cholera, in 1833, his wife having died a few days previous of cholera. We know Francis Marion was then reared by his paternal grandfather and grew to manhood in Scott Co and then in Owen Co where he attended subscription schools, and high schools, at Owenton, Ky.  in 1844 he moved to Illinois.  Do you have any records of either Eli, Issac or Francis Marion Stout?  Or Lydia Baxter? Any help appreciated, Lila Hess,  ljh35@earthlink.net

Posted 04/30/2010

I am researching my family history of which most come from Owen County. I've been stuck on the following names and would appreciate any help or advise you may provide.   George Shelton - m. Alice Mefford (last found in 1880 Owen County Census). Looking for George's father. May be Peter Shelton, son of David who owned a plantation in Pleasureville, Henry County.  William Booth - m. Martha Lumpkin and Lucinda Smith. Lived in Monterey. Last found in the 1900 Owen County Census. From Ireland but can't find his, Martha or Lucinda's parents.  Lawrence Gillock - m. Diedamia Kelso in 1827. He died in 1842 and she remarried Frederick Shelton (no relation in think).   I would appreciate any help with the names listed. Thanks,  Stacey Shelton pgastace@yahoo.com

Posted 04/20/2010

My husband's great-grandfather was William Henry Oldham (b.1852 - d.1916) was married to Mary Fenton Bridges (b.1855 - d.1925) and they lived in Owen County. I'm trying to find out who her parents were. I know her father was Benjamin Bridges and her mother's name was Sophie but I don't know her maiden name. I think it might be Moreland because she was living with the family of Amos Moreland in 1870, that might have been an uncle on her mother's side. The Moreland's lived close to the Oldham family. Thanks for any help, Jeana C Oldham, jco2277@bellsouth.net

Posted 04/14/2010

My great grandfather, Charles Hausman Hammons, sometimes spelled Housman and last name as Hammon or Hammond, born Jan 13 1854 and died Jan 2, 1936 was married 3 times.  His second wife, listed as Mary P or Mary J Cook was born on Nov 24 1863 and died on Apr 18, 1885.  They were married on Dec 25, 1879 in Owen County Kentucky.  I am trying to find out the names of their parents, where they were born, etc.   Thanks for any help.  Dave Hammons ndhammons@verizon.net

Posted 04/11/2010

I am hoping to find information on my great grandmother and her first husband.  My great-grandmother was Lucinda Morgan Brock Lewis.  Her first husband was either William Brock or John Brock.  I am unable to find any information about him.  the 1890 census lists her has being widowed and living in Owen County with her mother Mary Morgan and her two sons John and Benjamin Raymond.  William Brock was born around 1870.  Lucinda was born in 1871.  Thanks for any help, Beth Sweeney, sweeneyb@nku.edu

Posted 03/24/2010

I am looking for information about Dr. Jessie L. Massie. He became a doctor in 1875 and traveled between counties, including Owen. The earliest baby delivered in the book I have was June of 1872 in Scott County, then births in Franklin and Owen County.  The last delivery was 8/27/1891 before he moved to Maryland.  Any information would really be appreciated. Thanks, Sue Stouffer sue@stouffersauctionco.com

Posted 03/14/2010

Looking for any info on the SMITH or McDaniel family connections. Here is the info I have out of the family Bible. "Archie O'neal Smith born- Feb. 28,1853 Owen Co., KY/ D: 7-28-28 (Parents : Travis Archie Smith & Margaret Johnson Smith) Amanda Mary McDaniel born Nov. 2, 1853 Owen Co., KY/ D: 4-11-1903(?)
could be 1900 or 1902 (Parents: William McDaniel & Mary Driscoll McDaniel) Archie & Amanda were married Feb. 8th, 1877 in Owen Co., KY" Know Travis was from NC, and applied for civil war pension in Carroll
county KY in 1880 as having served in TN 3rd Rgt. Mounted Infantry. He was 56 in 1860 census.
Any helpful insights or kin out there? Maybe a brother or sister to Travis' kin, or Archie's brother and sisters kin? Thanks, Maribeth Wood, mbwood@tds.net

Posted 03/13/2010

My great grandparents Everett & Cora Scanland lived in Owenton from 1885-1894.  Am trying to get correct birth dates for 4 children born there. Death date of one child who died there. I have a newspaper clipping
saying that Everett was buried in the Owenton IOOF Cemetery in 1907, but his name is not found on the cemetery list on the web. Would like to know if this information can be uncovered. Thanks, Barbara Scanland Fiscalini, fiscalini8032@charter.net

Posted 03/10/2010

I am getting ready to start on an ANDERSON surname line and thought I would check to see if anyone had done any work on this line. My great-grandmother was Lola Barton ANDERSON (Armstrong), according to
her death certificate she was born in Henry County. I have since seen her born in Owen County as well. Lola's father was Richard ANDERSON, per his death certificate: born 30 January 1852 in Kentucky; died 3 November 1933 in Mercer Co., KY; His father was Richard ANDERSON born in VA; His mother was Lucretia URTON born in OH. Lola's mother was Frances STEWARD (Anderson), per her death certificate:
born 21 January 1856 in Gallatin Co., KY; died 14 June 1948 in Mercer Co., KY; Her father was John STEWARD, location unknown; Her mother was Lucinda HENRY, location unknown. According to the 1860 Census for Gallatin County in the location of Warsaw there was a household with Richard ANDERSON (50) and Lucretia
(33), William H. (14), Anna Bell (11), Richard (7), Runkin W. (5) and Lydia (1). According to 1870 Census for Carroll County in the location of Jordan there was a household with Richard ANDERSON (60), Lucretia (45), Richard (18), Bell (16), Franklin (14), Lidia (11), Lucinda (9), Catherine (7) and Elijah (3). Previous household was a William H. ANDERSON (24), Mary J. (22) and Firsh (sp?, female child). According to the 1860 Census for Gallatin County in the location of Warsaw there was a household for a John M. STEWART (ending with 't', not 'd'), Lucinda (25), Elizabeth (14), James B. (9), Robert F. (7), Francis (3) and Edward (2). If any of this interlinks with your ANDERSON research please let me know. Paul Gregory, Paul Gregory, pgregory@bloodhorse.com

Posted 03/06/2010

Looking for information on Colby Holbrook family living in Owen County 1820-1830's. It is believed his wife was Celia.  Their supposed son Colby (born 1797 in North Carolina) married in 1833 to Nancy Milam in Tazewell
County, Virginia and moved to Randolph County, Missouri.  I know the younger Colby lived in Owen County in the 1830 census but had a wife and two young children already.  Have been unable to prove that the two
Colbys were father and son.  Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Barbara Shoff, blhds@yahoo.com

Posted 02/19/2010

Does anyone know where I can find the old Emmans Baptist records? Any help appreciated! Thanks, Joyce lmp35@verizon.net

Posted 02/12/2010

Louis Nevils born 1870? in Owen County, KY and died June 9,1935 in Owen County, KY and is buried at New Liberty, KY.  He was married to Rosa Kelsey from Owen Co. Would like to hear from anyone descended from this couple. Surnames include Cheatum, Matthews, Sanders and Dean.. (family is African American) Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Mable Nevils, mablenevils@gmail.com

Posted 02/06/2010

I am searching for information regarding my great grandparents & two of their 20 children: Frederick Davis True, b.4 Nov 1816 (Owen, Ky.) d. 1906 (Owen, Ky.); Elizabeth Frances Jones, b. May 1849 (Ky); Chester Lee True, b. 25 Nov 1886, d. Nov. 1974 (Owen, Ky.); Stella Bea True, b. abt 1878 (I think Owen, KY), d. abt. 1935 in Los Angeles, Ca. Thank you for any help you can give me.  Nancy Skeen, nancysk@csufresno.edu

Posted 02/06/2010

I'm looking for information about William Brock born 1870 +/-.  He was married to my great grandmother Lucinda Morgan Brock Lewis.  They had two children, Raymand Benjamin and John.  The 1900 Census lists her as widowed and living with her mother. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Beth Sweeney, sweeneyb@nku.edu

Posted 02/03/2010

My grandmother was born in Scott County but her father George Martin Adams was from Owen County on 26 Feb.1857.  I am trying to determine his father and mother.   Also my great grandmother - Mary Ellen Butler - was born in Scott County on 3 June 1846 and was the daughter of Braxton Butler, born on 4 Oct. 1812.  I am trying to confirm he was the son of Cornelius Butler who was from Muddy Creek.  Also, any info on each
family. Thanks, Thomas Delph  thomasdelph@att.net

Posted 02/03/2010

Looking for proof of parents of Austin Knox. b.1810 in Gallatin Co. d. 1897 in Owen co., buried in Bethel Cemetery near Dallasburg.  Wife Susan Elliston also buried there.  Is believed father is James Knox b. 1785 in
SC, wife Ann McCreary, but have no proof.  Thanks for any help.  Pat Florence patflorence@earthlink,net

Posted 01/26/2010

I am interested in any info on my maternal great-great grandfather Michael Denney (1819-1890’s) who lived in Owen Co. (the 1883 atlas has him living near Gratz).  He was an Irishman and married Martha Ann Spurr from Clark County.  They had two daughters, Mary and Martha.  Martha was married to Joseph A. Marion, and they had three children who lived to adulthood: Anderson, Beatrice and Francis.  That family seemed to shuttle across the river to Henry County and back on several occasions.  Joseph Marion’s father was Anderson Marion from Wise, VA. by way of Owsley County KY. Thank you, Freddie Lockett lockettf@bardstown.com

Posted 01/26/2010

I am looking for any information you might have on my great grandparents, Thomas Andrew Moss, 1833-1927, and Frances Elizabeth (Ellis) Moss, 1849-1935?.  They are buried at the IOOF cemetery in Owenton and both were born in Owenton, as was my mother, Catherine Thompson Thrall (also buried at the IOOF cemetery).  Would love info and pictures on these folks and their ancestors.  Thanks! Jane Corley, janecorley@gmail.com

Posted 01/11/2010

My Great Grandmother Alice McCoy (possibly Mary Alice McCoy) was born in 1870, Owenton, Ky per my Grandmother's birth certificate & Alice's Death Certificate/Obituary.  Her parents were Thomas McCoy & Eliza Marshall (possibly Elizabeth as that is my Grandmother's middle name). She married Samuel Johnson (or William Samuel Johnson) - I give these options in names simply because of all of the stories I've heard.  She left KY in 1899-1900 and moved to East Liverpool, OH - this is as far as I've got. I've found her in OH census records, but cannot locate her anywhere in what is available in the KY census.  To say I'm ready to pull my hair out is an understatement.  Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Felicia , getoflower@yahoo.com

Posted 12/16/2009

This is Judy again, I'm still looking for my great g father Joseph Smith from Owen Co m. Ellen Lewis, 3 children, Quince m. Carrie Perry. George my grandfather (m. Jennie Wilson, lived in rural Franklin county most of
their lives around Peaks Mill,) and a daughter Annie m. Howard Cox. Ellen passed away and he married Lucy Sharp or Sharpe, 3 children Clarance, Joe, and Burley, Seems to me I heard of a Vernon Smith too. Thanks for any help, Judy Hammond, jujusissy20022000@yahoo.com

Posted 12/13/2009

Seeking any information on SMITH, Silas or Frank born 1840-1860? died before 1900, as best I can tell. His wife was Martha Smith, 1847-1910, approximately. Their son, Theodore, 1887-1965, death certificate says he was born in Grant county, died Owen county, lists father's name as Frank. Their son Theore, 1884-1971, SSA5 lists father's name as Silas. Other children: Mary Elizabeth, 1878-1952, m. Solomon Willis Wainscott , Alonzo "Lonnie", 1872-1925, m. Anna Wilhoite 1902-1971. Census records indicate at least 2 more children survived past 1910. All of these lived in Owen county. Thanks, Don Ballard donb@setel.com

Posted 12/10/2009

My name is Judy and I'm looking for my great grandfather, I know my maternal grandfather is George Harrison Smith b. 1874 in Owen Co to Joseph Smith who married #1 wife Ellen Lewis, 3 children Quince, Annie, and George. #2 wife Lucy Sharpe, 3 children Clarence, Joe, Burley. Can't find either of them in the census or death index. Can anyone help please? Thanks, Judy Hammond, jujusissy20022000@yahoo.com

Posted 10/15/2009

I am searching for the family of my Grandmother, Sallie Barnhill. She is buried in the Lexington Cemetery.  Her Death Record shows her death date as June the 8th 1904 and her birth place as Owen county.  She was 23 and died of consumption.  Dad had a younger brother who died as an infant and is also buried in the Lexington Cemetery.  My Dad's name was Washburn.  I don't know if he was born out of wedlock or if Sallie was married before.
Barnhill left dad with neighbors when she died. I can't find him either. Please help... Betty Quisenberry, bbqberry@gmail.com

Posted 10/13/2009

Did the James Shelton who was living with the Jim D Morgan family on the 1920 census have a brother named Willial Hayden Shelton. Frederick was WHS' father but Mother is unknown Frederick was married to Diedamina
Kelso Gillock. Both James and WHS served in the Civil War together. Probably both boys were orphans in their early years. Does anyone have any information on Frederick ? Thanks, J. A. P., lmp35@verizon.net

Posted 10/08/2009

Searching for information on the original Lusby family of Lusby's Mill, Owen County, Kentucky. Such as his name, where he came from, what type of mill, the location of the mill and of course his wife and children's birth, death and marriage information. Any help will be appreciated, Thanks, Michelle Poddig , michellepoddig@yahoo.com

Posted 09/14/2009


I'm seeking any and all information on Frederick Shelton (born around 1805) and his wives Ann Blythe Shelton (married 1837) and Deadora Kelso Gillock Shelton (married 1842), and his sons William Hayden Shelton
(1839-1921) and James Shelton (d aft 1912)and/or any other children. Any leads or documents tying all or some of these together will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, AGM, algmanning@hotmail.com

Posted 08/26/2009


I'm looking for information regarding the burial location of Benjamin F. Crutchlow. Benjamin was the twin brother of my Great, Great Grandfather Francis Marion Crutchlow, and both were born in Owen County, KY.  The New York Times and San Francisco Evening Bulletin both published an article about Benjamin's death indicating that it occurred in Owenton, KY on October 18, 1883.  Thank you for any related information. Beth Crutchleo, inmylifeblc@cinci.rr.com

Posted 08/26/2009


Looking for information on the family of Nathail Landers, and Kimbrough Landers ca. 1830. Any help would be appreciated, Arthur D. Cook, Jr., adinleftfield@comcast.net

Posted 07/26/2009


I am looking for the father/mother of David Crockett Reed.  David (or Crockett) as he was called, married Mary Ann Cobb, daughter of Fielding Cobb.  Mary Ann Cobb Reed traces her ancestry back to Samuel Cobb in the book "Cobbs of Owen County Kentucky." David was a private in the 3rd Battalion, Mounted Rifles, C.S.A. David's father MAY have been called Nathan and he may have had connections to El Bethel Christian Church in Owen County.  It's also possible that David's ancestors may have lived in Lusby's Mill, Kentucky. Any help would be appreciated, Linda L. Dunn, lindadunn13raidersong7.lindy@aol.com New Email address 4/12/2014

Posted 04/10/2009


John Osborn is my Great Great Grandfather by his son Willis Breckinridge (listed as Brack in the census) and his son Jacob Thomas Osborn and my Dad, John.  I am curious of there are any genealogists out there who have information on this line.    Breck settled in the Dry Ridge Owenton area and my Grandfather was born there.  He moved to Ohio in the early 1900's. I am also looking for the Jump family line.  John Osborn married Sarah A. Jump. Any help will be appreciated, Jed Osborn josborn@speednet.com

Posted 01/22/2009


I am searching for the parents of my great grandfather Andrew (Andy) Wainscott (I believe he was born in 1863) who in Jan. 2, 1885 married Harriet Caudle in Owen County. They are buried in the Frankfort cemetery.  Were his parents (or grandparents) Andrew Wainscott and Fanny Raizor who married Jan. 7, 1839 in Owen County? Any help would be appreciated, Patty Peavler  money@farmersfrankfort.com

Posted 01/22/2009


I have information on Patrick Watson, his children and some of their wives. If you would like more info on this family, contact me, Wanda fosrob717r@decaturwb.com

Posted 12/27/2008

Alexander / Stephenson

I am looking for any information on a woman named America Alexander born around 1836 and married to James Stephenson, reportedly in 1850 from my family records, but have found a record with no other links that states they were married in Owen County KY on April 3rd of 1850, but have not been able to find any info. Any tidbit would help. She is my great great grandmother. Thanks! Jennifer Blair ciennakay@yahoo.com

Posted 12/27/2008

Hughes / Morgan / Fogle

Re:  Cynthia Hughes, Cynthia Morgan, Cynthia Fogle. Daughter of :  Joseph and Sarah Hale Hughes. DOB:  Between 1857 and 1860 - Owen County, Probably New Columbus

Believe Cynthia Hughes first married Benjamin Franklin Morgan.  But have not dates, no documentation, and no names of any children, except possibly 'Weary Morgan'.

I have a death certificate for a Cynthia 'Fogle', which I believe COULD be the same Cynthia Hughes, showing that she was married to 'Jasper Fogle' at the time of her death and was buried in Highland Cemetery.  However, the birth year appears to be a year or so off and the mother's name is listed as 'unknown' and the father's name is listed as 'Thomas Hughes', which would be
incorrect.  The death notice in the KY Post for Cynthia Fogle had no information about children or spouse, only DOD.  The DOB on the Cynthia Fogle death certificate was 10/28/1859, age 68, 5 mo, 14 days, DOD:  April 12, 1928.  This death certificate could be for an entirely different individual. The little bit of personal genealogical information I have from my
now-deceased family was that Cynthia Hughes married Ben Morgan.Have not been able to find any information on Benjamin Morgan either.

Cynthia was listed on the 1880 census as being age 22.  She had many brothers and sisters, including:  John William Hughes, Silas P. Hughes, Granville Hughes, Mary Francis 'Franki' Hughes Ireland, Katherine C. Hughes Davis, Nancy 'Nannie' Ellen Hughes Works, George Samuel Hughes, Augustus 'Gus' Hughes, Rebecca Ann Hughes Works.

Appreciate any information on children, spouse(s), residence(s), death/burial, etc. Thank you, Judi Fryer justalady21@alltel.net

Posted 12/27/2008

Hughes / Cook

Re:  Zora Hughes; Zora Cook DOB:  Approx 1900; Owen County (probably New Columbus)
Parents:  Dannie Hughes and Nancy Jane Morgan Hughes. Possibly married to Bryan Cook (?).  Do not know time/resolution of marriage or names of any children.  Believed she moved to Hamilton County Ohio at some point. Any information about marriage(s); husband(s); children would be appreciated. Judi Fryer justalady21@alltel.net

Posted 12/22/2008


Looking for any information on Squire Marion Clark, b. abt. 1805 KY. Was in Owen County by 1840 but cannot find anything before that. Wife was Elizabeth last name unknown. born abt 1803 KY. Was still in Owen co. in 1870. Would like to find his parents. Thanx, Lois Pfannenstiel lpfann9458@sbcglobal.net

Posted 12/18/2008


I am looking for George W Morrow marriage to Harriet G Romans abt 1869-1870. It is highly possible that this George W Morrow married Fannie Crable first, then Harriet Romans. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Lyn Richey pettyfan67@comcast.net

Posted 12/03/2008


I am trying to trace the DeVore family in Owen Co Ky. Any information would be of great help. Thanks, Sam Penix, sampenix@att.net

Posted 10/22/2008

McFarland / Durham

My wife descends from the McFarland's of Owen County.  In 1855 Squire McFarland wed Elizabeth Durham in Owen Co. This was his second marriage. His first marriage was to Caroline Plummer, also of Owen Count. Help with any of these families
will be appreciated. Ken Buttry, buttry@uwplatt.edu

Posted 10/22/2008

Wynn / True

I am trying to find info on Phoebe Wynn DOB July 1824. Married Thomas True July 1844. They are in the census in Owen Co. back to 1850. Any help with her ancestry
would be appreciated. Dana Giles-Brown, thebrowns427@comcast.net

Posted 10/22/2008


I'm looking for information on Clarence Watson buried in Owen County, Kentucky. I found a death cert.
showing he is buried in Popular Grove Cemetery. According to the form Clarence was shot on 10-29-1950 at 2PM, It lists the Informant as Ann or Anna Watson. It also said he was married at the time of death. I was
wondering if anyone knows if Ann was his wife? If so did they have any children.. It doesn't list a maiden name for her.. Clarence was living in Prestonville for 6 months prior to his death at least that is what's posted. If anyone has an obit, picture, anything I could go on it would be deeply appreciated. Thanks! Dee Smith rickdeesmith@gmail.com

Posted 09/11/2008


I am searching for information for the family of Shelby Baker b.1809 in Owen, Ky who married Elizabeth Utsler b. 1814/16 in Ohio.  They moved to Indiana in 1835 and then Story County, Iowa around 1850.  They had 10 children: William, Elizabeth, Daniel, Chelsea, Francis, Melvinda (or Melinda), Samantha, Henry, Nelson, and Nancy Emaline.  We know that Shelby's father came from North Carolina, but have been unable to locate his name or Shelby's mother's name.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, Kathy Baker Goss blue27@zoominternet.net

Posted 08/08/2008

Warman / Worman / Parker

Looking for any information on James H. Warman/Worman and Rebecca Parker Warman/Worman.  James and Rebecca had 7 children, George, Amanda, Mary, Susan Ellen(Nellie), Ruth, Jeff and Sarah.  1860 Census for Stampers Mill has James 26, farmer, b. in IN.; Rebecca 30, b. in N.C.; George 6, Amanda 4, Mary 3, Susan 2 and
all children b. in KY.  1870 census is in Lusby Mills and 3 more children are in the family, Ruthy 9, Jeff 8 and Sarah 4, all b. in KY.  James was a confederate soldier and I have Rebecca's widows pension copy and a copy of James and Rebecca's marriage bond dated July 30, 1853 in Owenton.  I would like to know where James and Rebecca are buried and anything about James's parents and their children.  Also James was a farmer, where was the farm? Thanks, Jennie jenncorr@cfl.rr.com

Posted 08/08/2008

Hall / Wilhoite

I am searching for information on David C. Hall (married to Maggie Wilhoite).  They lived in Owen County in 1910, David owned a blacksmith shop.  David is my great grandfather and I believe he was born around
1870.  I am unable to find out who his parents were, when he married Maggie, or any other information about him.  David and Maggie's son Gilbert Hall (born Oct 1919) is my grandfather.  Any help would be
appreciated! Stephanie stephaniehall_2005@yahoo.com

Posted 08/08/2008

Works / Hughes

I am trying to find anything I can, about the Works family.  I see that there is a Works family cemetery.  Is the cemetery accessible?  There is also a connection between the Works and the Hughes Family. If anyone has
any information at all, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kirby Workes  workes6@ecarthage.com

Posted 07/26/2008


I am looking for the parents of James Richard Roberts who was born in Owen, Owen County in 1837. He later moved to Illinois and then to Kansas. He was married to Wealthy Ann Briggs. Thanks for any help, James A.
Roberts, I believe his father to be Armstead Roberts and his mother, Martha Stites. Armstead was born in Nicholas County Ky. in 1799. Armstead's father was Henley Roberts. Thank you, James A. Roberts,  revjim_4@msn.com

Posted 07/17/2008


Just realized recently that I am a descendent of Robert G True, through his daughter ... Drucilla True
who married John Davis. I had almost forgotten this until someone contacted me recently. I passed through a bunch of girls and my True Line all turned to Beards and Davis. 'Just looking for info on any of the above and maybe a photo of the church ...past and present, if it is till standing. Robert was a member of this church with his wife and family. He was elected clerk in 1825.He was a member of the building site selection committee June 1830. Thanks for any help! ldheiss2001@yahoo.com

Posted 07/17/2008

Washburn / Barnhill

I am looking for any information about Sallie Barnhill (death Certificate) She was born in Owen Co. in about 1881. Her son was named Ira Washburn but her name at death was Barnhill.  She and another infant son, Taylor Barnhill are both buried in the Lexington Cemetery.   Ira was 2 yrs. old when she died and he was  raised by a neighbor named Bishop. Any help on this family would be so very appreciated!! Betty, bqberry@roadrunner.com

Posted 07/06/2008


I am trying to find information on my paternal grandmother. I found all her brothers and sisters in the birth records but not her. I can not find her death records either. I was always told her name was Ottie Cook Smith. Her mom was Carrie Giles. My father, James D. Smith was her only child. She was married to Gilbert Smith. I believe they lived in Monterey the whole time. I was told she had a nervous breakdown and was sent to a sanitarium and then became ill with TB so she was sent home to die. I was also told
my dad was around 4 years old when she died so she would have been around
22. any information would be great. Patricia Smith Cannon,  patcannon76@yahoo.com

Posted 06/23/2008

Lancaster / Willhoite

I am looking for an obit of Walter Luther Lancaster, died 22 Jun 1904 in Owenton.   Have tried numerous times to look through the reels at the library. Have also tried to find Norville Willhoite's obit, died 29 June 1903. I know where both are buried and have a will for Norville and deeds of property to Walter L Lancaster's
children. I have Walter's marriage date 29 January 1872  to Effie Jane Willhoite. Any help would be appreciated, Winifred Miller, winnie.miller@att.net

Posted 06/11/2008

Wood / Stamper

I am looking for information on George Wood who lived in Owen County in 1830. He married Nancy Stamper in 1831 and they had many children including William S., Wiatt, Nancy, Uriah, Mary, Jesse, Eliza Ann, Susan and Pleasant. I am a descendent of George through William S. I can find nothing on the parents or siblings of George. He was born in either 1793 or 1799 in Kentucky. If you have any information, please contact me at
mariaw1167@gmail.com. Thanks, Maria Wood. New Email address 5/2010

Posted 06/11/2008

Caudle / Agee

We have been looking for the graves of John Caudle and Eliza Jane Agee Caudle. Is there anyone out there who might know where they are buried? Any help will be appreciated, Thanks, Barbara Weaver shuckiedoodoo@aol.com

Posted 06/11/2008

Tharp / Thorp / Thorpe

I have run into two brick walls in Owen Co Ky. First is my great great grandfather George Washington Tharp/Thorp/Thorpe who lived with the Romines along with a brother John in the 1860 census. I am looking for their parents. In the same census, William Thorp appears to be orphaned as with George and John to a different family. Second brick wall is William Henry Annis/Anness. In the 1860 census he is found with family Lafayett, Christopher, Parasates? and Louis, and mother Mary. the 1870 census has William and Lewis together still but no father or maiden name with Mary. Any help will be very appreciated, Phillip Tharp,  philliptharp@hotmail.com

Posted 06/11/2008

Carter / Wallace

I am searching for Lymon/Lyman Martin Carter (born in 1841 or 1843 died in 1937) and his wife Julia F Wallace (born March 22, 1847 and Died March 3, 1923).  Both of them died somewhere in Owen County, KY I'm pretty sure.  Julia F Wallace Death certificate says that she died in Owenton, KY and was buried there at IOOF Cemetery.  I am guessing her husband Lyman is buried there too.  Lyman's death certificate says his undertaker was B. W. Redding and Son and that he was buried in Owenton, KY. I am also looking for Lyman Martin Carter's father Henry Carter (born 1788 and died February 22, 1859 in Kentucky and his wife Elizabeth Betsy Webster (born 1809 and not sure when she died according to records).  Henry Carter was born in Gallatin, KY in Owen County and died in Owen County, KY somewhere.  Betsy Webster died in Kentucky around the same county I believe. Pictures of gravestones/where they are buried/confirmation of this would be fantastic if you could please. Thanks, Robert Carter indyrdc@yahoo.com

Posted 05/15/2008


Have traced my mother's family to the Hardin family of Monterey. A family member showed me a book "History of the Monterey Baptist Church and Community" compiled by Mrs. Margaret Karsner Murphy. If my memory serves me correctly, this book contained quite a bit of information on this family. Is there any way this book could still be purchased? I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me in this area. Thank you, Louise Smith loubob@scrtc.com

Posted 04/28/2008

Nevils / Kelsey

I'm looking for any family information about Louis Nevils and Rosie (Rosa) Kelsey from Owen County KY.  Children's names were Blannie (Birdie), Jessie, Annie married Allen Cheatum. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mable Nevils, mablekc1@yahoo.com

Posted 04/20/2008

Mitchell / Thornton

Looking for any information on  Jackson C. Mitchell born 1828 Owen Co.,  son of Rosanna Soders(penn) and James W. Mitchell.  also looking for George P. Thornton, Margaret Barker born abt 1837, daughter of Jess Barker, and Andrew Curry born 1828, son of Elizah Curry, 1802; Fielding Lewis, 1800 and Robert White.
Any help will be appreciated, Scott Mitchell scottsnips@aim.com

Posted 04/20/2008

Haines / Kinnman

I am looking for any Haines or Kinnmans.  My father is Ronald Haines, son of Edgar and Opal. Just looking for any relatives out there I may not know about. Benjamin Haines hogwild123@bellsouth.net

Posted 04/14/2008


I am looking for my G-G Grandfather John G. Hayden's parents names and origins. John G. Hayden
married Mary Ann 'Polly' Baker in Owen County, KY on 26 June, 1823. He was born in about 1808 in Owen Co., KY. According to a son's biography he died in 1843 leaving a widow and seven children.  They moved to Monroe Co., MO c1833. Wife Mary Ann 'Polly' was a daughter of Andrew Sr. and Pheobe Winscott Baker. They also moved to Monroe Co., MO at the same time as John and Mary Ann. It has been posted that John G. Hayden is a descendent of John and Pricella Hayden that came on the Mayflower. I have not proved that as I
have not been able to establish his parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Charles clodbust@inetvisions.net

Posted 04/02/2008


Andrew Jackson Smith married Nancy Hackett on November 16, 1875 in Owen Co Kentucky, she died December 22, 1886 and is buried in A church cemetery in Owen Co Ky. Does anyone know which church cemetery and who her parents are? Thank you, Judy B, GrannyB2611@comcast.net

Posted 03/31/2008


My g-g grandmother was Margaret Ann Montgomery.  she married Robert Dillion Kemper.  Her parents were Hugh Montgomery born abt 1788 in Kentucky and Delila (maiden name unknown) born abt 1794 in Kentucky.  Hugh & family were listed in the Owen County, Ky census 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850
and 1860. I estimate their marriage about 1818, but not confirmed.  Don't have a list of all the children, who they married, etc. Would appreciate any help you can give me.  Thanking you in advance for any assistance.
Cindy Price, dc_price@hotmail.com

Posted 03/05/2008

Turner / Bledsoe

I'm again seeking information on the life and family of Samuel Turner.  On 26 October 1837 he married Mrs. Eliza Kemper Bledsoe, widow of Wm. H. Bledsoe, and mother of three children:  Sarah Elizabeth, William J., and Mary Jane Bledsoe. In May 1838, Samuel Turner made three $200.00 bonds for his step-children in
Carroll County.  The securities on all three of those bonds were Greenup Baker and John P. Tandy.  An inventory of the estates of all three Bledsoe children was then recorded on 3 June 1839, again in Carroll County. According to tax records, however, Samuel Turner continued to reside in Owen Co., KY through the early 1840s.  He disappears, however, at some point prior to the birth of an illegitimate daughter (born to his step-daughter Mary Jane Bledsoe) on 16 December 1846 in Poplar Grove. I've found some indication that he may have also been associated (and perhaps related to?) one or more of the following Turners:  John V., Joseph B., Edward, and Richard R.  There is also a possibility that he might be connected to the Samuel Turner who married Julia Van Pelt in Gallatin Co., KY in 1813.  Any help on Samuel Turner will be much appreciated.  Thanks for the help. Jeff Duvall, jeffery@iquest.net

Posted 03/05/2008


I am looking for info on my great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Gully, born in Owenton on 19 March 1906. Have none of her parental information, so anything would be helpful!  Thanks, Derek Gould shempgould@yahoo.com

Posted 02/29/2008


I am looking for any information on Thomas Jacob Wymore who was born in Owen County, KY (1718- 1782). He married Lucy (1718). They had 5 children who I believe were all born in Owen Co., KY: Charles, John Jacob (1735-1781), Frederick (1755- 1833), Jacob (1758-1780) and Margaret (1766-1844). Thank you! Jill Wymmore Bloss, jillbloss@centurytel.net

Posted 02/22/2008


I am looking for a marriage record for Benjamin Hawkins and Ann Hardin. Ann was the daughter of Enos Hardin, a long time resident of the
county. Benjamin lived in the Mountain Island area in 1820 and was listed as one of the members of the Mountain Island Baptist Church. I would also like to know if he had siblings. Thank you, Sandra Quintrall, sandraquintrall@msn.com

Posted 02/16/2008


I was Born in Owenton,in 1961, My Dad was a Police man / Chief of Police. Looking for any info on him, Last name Baker,maybe year 1959- 1964 any info on him Pictures, Newspaper any thing, please. Thank you, Tina Joiner, makecleaningfun@alltel.net

Posted 02/07/2008

Arnold / Scott

James Arnold, KY, 1756-1835, served in the REV WAR, married Martha Scott, b. 1771 of Owen County, KY.  They were married in 1794 and had at least one child: Martha Scott Arnold.  I am looking for the parents of James Arnold and Martha Scott. Any help would be appreciated, Robin Hite, robin.hite@verizon.net

Posted 01/31/2008

Welch/Welsh & Satchwell/Satchwill

I'm searching for a marriage between John Welch born abt 1902 (son of Edward Welch/Welsh and Jane (Nannie) Hill - Owen and Gallatin counties) and Ollie Mae Satchwell/will born abt 1906 (daughter of Frank Satchwell and Myrtle Jane Eckler - married in Carroll county). Would also like to find info about their firstborn son Frank Welch/Welsh born August 1927 in Carroll County (died 1998 in MO). This family moved back and forth between KY, OH and IN so they've been a real bear to track.
1870  Census from Kenton County says there were 3 Welsh children living with a Hennaberry family (from Ireland). Thanks for ANY help you can give, Deborah , debkwk@aol.com

Posted 01/30/2008


1880 Owen Co Census Household #208 living in household: William Woolum, Nancy Woolum and Pollie and Lucie. I am searching for the marriage of Nancy Woolum and a MR.(?)  SIX sometime between 1881 and 1894. Thanks, Barbara J Hall, ztbjhall@utionline.net

Posted 01/30/2008

Beechwood Road Cemetery

I am looking for a listing of those buried in the Old Beechwood Rd Cemetery. I saw a listing of tombstones, but I'm sure that there is a listing of all that are buried there whose graves are not marked. I believe that my great grandfather, Samuel Greenup is buried there and would like to be able to put up a marker. Thanks, FRED SMITH, EMER1003@INSIGHTBB.COM

Posted 01/30/2008


I am researching the Wests' of Franklin/Owens Co.  I know most of them lived on
the Elkhorn River in a section that later became Owen Co.  I am especially interested in a Jeremiah West whose wife I believe was Susan and they had four or five children.  I would appreciate any information on them.  Thank you for your kindness in helping in our searches.  Kate Skorich, kskorich@hughes.net

Posted 01/27/2008

Stringfellow / King

I am looking for information on Ann Mary Stringfellow Who Married Benjamin Franklin King. All info I have seen says her parents were John & Cassandra, but the 1850 &1860 Owen census lists a Mary, no Ann. By 1860
Ann was married with children and living with her husband according to the 1860 Owen Census. Any Help on Stringfellow Family would be greatly appreciated, Larry W. King,

Posted 01/24/2008


I am looking for the parents of James Richard Roberts who was born in Owen County in 1837. He later moved to Illinois and then to Kansas. He was married to Wealthy Ann Briggs. Thanks for any help, James A. Roberts, revjim_4@msn.com

Posted 01/24/2008


Looking for Cemetery where Nancy Boothe Lancaster (d 28 Aug, 1852) is buried, possibly Gratz. She died in Lockport in Henry Co. No results there. Thanks, Robert Burton, rbdbburton@insightbb.com

Posted 01/24/2008

Claxon Cemetery

I am looking for a list of the people buried in the Claxon Cemetery, Claxon Ridge in Owen County.  I believe that most of the people buried in this cemetery are members of my family tree.  I visited there about a
year ago, but sad to say, it was so overgrown that we found few of the markers.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Brenda Forrest, no1nan@windstream.net

Posted 12/24/2007

Purcell / Matthews

I am looking for info on Leaette Purcell or Earl Matthews of Owenton. They were married at one time. I was born at Owen Co. Memorial Hospital on Aug 4, 1953. Thanks, Georgia Halfhill, kakay47@hotmail.com

Posted 12/05/2007


In checking information on the Wilhoite Family I found a deed that Joshus Wilhoite, son of John W and Lucy Stapp, deeded land with his brother to the Christian Church at Ephesis.  28 Aug. 1838. Is this now El Bethal Church? I know Norville S Wilhoite and wife Alymira Jane Wilhoite are buried at El Bethal; It goes on to say Willis Wilhoite and Joel Duke were trustees of the
Ephesis that Joshua and wife Polly deeded. Interesting comment in the deed was the church would be open to all denominations when not in use by the Christian Church. Any help would be appreciated, Winifred Miller, winnie.miller@att.net

Posted 12/05/2007

Rose / Traylor

I am looking for information on my family members from Owen Co Ky.  My grandmother and great grandmother lived in Hessler on the family farm.  My great grandmother was Ola Rose and my grandmother was her daughter Lorane (sp) Traylor.  My grandmother died about 20 years ago in is buried near Owenton.  My mother passed away last year and my dad gave my daughter a pitcher from my mother's great great grandmother. I am trying to date the pitcher.  I believe her grandfather was Florian Rose (?).  I think he died in the early 1960's.  At one time the family name may have been Roseblum.  Thanks for any assistance.  Dwayne Liles jimclass10@hotmail.com

Posted 12/05/2007


I am seeking any pictures of the following pictures, as well as any gravestone pictures.  Please help. Thanks!!!

-David Everett Carter (Grandfather)
             BORN  1903  Kempton, IN
             DIED  1985  ???

-Anna May Carter/Yeary  (Grandmother)
            BORN    1911
            DIED    1932

-Lewis Thomas Carter (Great Grandfather)
            BORN   3-2-1874     Monterrey, KY
            DIED   7-29-1940    Indianapolis, IN

-Clara Myrtle Graham/Carter (Great Grandmother)
            BORN   2-25-1882    Monterrey, KY
            DIED   2-12-1986    Tipton, IN

-Lyman Martin Carter  (Great Great Grandfather)
            BORN  12-23-1841(or 1843)  Monterrey, KY
            DIED  5-17-1937      Owenton, KY

-Julia F. Wallace/Carter  (Great Great Grandmother)
            BORN  March 1847   Owenton, KY
            DIED  3-3-1923    Owenton, KY

-Henry Carter  (Great Great Great Grandfather)
            BORN  1788    KY
            DIED  1859   Owen County, KY

-Betsy (Lizzie or Elizabeth) Webster/Carter (3x Grandmother)
            BORN  6-15-1797   VA or KY
            DIED 10-4-1887   Owen County, KY

-Henry Carter (Great Great Great Great Grandfather)
            BORN   1749   Culpepper, VA 
            DIED   5-23-1843    Owen County, KY (Gallatin)

-Nancy Edwards (4x Grandmother)
          Not sure of this information as of yet.

I am really hoping that someone can provide pictures of my family.  I'm trying to complete a rough draft of my genealogy project in a book by Christmas for family to see. Is is possible to find pictures of my family before 1800's, such as paintings?? Thanks, Robert Carter indyrdc@yahoo.com

Posted 11/28/2007


The earliest record I found in Owen Co KY for my brick-wall ancestor, 3rd great-grandmother Agnes (maiden name unknown) Smith, was in Court Order Book D, 1839, regarding 3 of her sons being bound out to neighbors Lilburn(?) Roberts, William H. Smither, and Nathaniel Searcy. Agnes Smith is head of house in 1840 and 1850 census. I assume her husband died sometime around 1839, but have no confirmation.  An indenture document dated 1861 in deed book at the Court House indicates she was deceased by then and had an outstanding loan on some property. Other parties involved are "heirs of Jno Boots", Sidney Smith Rowlett,
and Andrew Carter.  But I could find no record of the original purchase of the property, nor can I find anything about who her husband was. I think this is the same 50 acres that was sold by John W. Smith (son of Agnes) 28 May 1864, to George Smoot.  It is said to be bounded by the lands of Madison and B. F. (or T.) Kemper on Clay Lick Creek. Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Does anybody knowledge of where some of these people lived, helping me to pinpoint exactly where Agnes lived, perhaps near other Smith relatives? Thanks, Judy Davison, judyadavison@yahoo.com

Posted 11/21/2007


I am requesting information on my family "WATSON" who lived in Owen County and Scott County. Starting with Patrick Watson, his son David Watson, his son William Jasper Watson, down to me through William Patrick Watson, Glover S. Watson, Maurice Taylor Watson (my father). Also info on their wives and their families. The wives' names that I seek information about (WATSON family) are Louisanna Perry, wife of William Jasper; Louella L. McCord, wife of William P.;  Alexander family who sister of William P. Watson (Anne) married into; and, the Taylor family (Georgia married Glover S. Watson). Reportly William Jasper was sheriff of Owen County and a state representative from Owen County. I appreciate any info you can give me! Thanks, William P. Watson, billstonepony@charter.net

Posted 11/21/2007


I am looking for information on Cordelia (Delia) Thompson.  Parents Jacob & Martha Cordelia was born in 1859 in Owen County.  She had 7 children Hattie, Ella, Cora, Ford, Jessie, Bessie & William.  I am trying to find out the father of her children.  I am also trying to find out what happened to Bessie & William. Thanks for any help... Linda Stacy, lstacy20@insightbb.com

Posted 11/21/2007


I would like info on a Dan Scott that is in the 1860 Owen co Census. He is living in William Warner house and married to his daughter. I am looking for my Great Great Grandfather in the 1860. This may be him. Thanks for any help, Barbara Parsons, baparsons_44851@yahoo.com

Posted 11/21/2007


I am looking for info on Abraham Jones b. 1839 in Owen Co., KY.  He was married to Elvira (Alvira) Dunn b. 1842 in Scott Co., KY.Married abt 1864 in KY. They had the following children: Melinda T. b. abt 1865; Edward b. abt 1868; Eliza Jane b. abt 1871 married a Sharp; Betty Ann b. abt 1875 married Alfred Harvey Taylor, Jr; John B. b. abt 1881. Any knowledge please e-mail me at: fosrob717r@decaturwb.com Thank you, Wanda

Posted 11/12/2007


My name is Robert Carter and I am currently looking for my great-great and great-great-great grandfathers and also their wives graves. I am looking for Lyman Carter born 12/23/1841 or 1843 not too sure. He died in Owen County 5/17/1937 and his wife Julia F Carter Died somewhere in Owen County between 1920-1930. I am also looking for Henry Carter who died sometime between 1850-1860 in Owen County along with his wife Betsy (Lizzie or Elizabeth) Carter, she was born in 1809 and died anywhere from 1880-1890. Please help me find any information about their graves, grave pictures, or especially where they are buried. I would appreciate this help a lot. That would get me very close to breaking past the point I'm stuck at. Death certificates and birth certificates of everyone would be wonderful.

NEW INFO: I found a gravesite through the Kentucky Historical Society webpage and it states that there is a grave in Carter Cemetery in Owen County that has Henry Carter as dying in 1859 (one year before the census, he was not listed on the 1860 census in Kentucky).  I believe that is him!!!!  I just would like someone to take a picture of it if they can and email it to me.  Perhaps found out if he is buried next to his wife Lizzie (Elizabeth)... THANKS !!!! Robert, indyrdc@yahoo.com

Posted 11/12/2007


I am looking for Alfred Harvey Taylor, Sr. of Owen County KY.  He was married to Eliza Ann Williamson-Watson.  She had several children, Isaphena b. abt 1853, Trumendus "Bud" b. abt 1854, Erastur William b. abt. 1856, Alverda b. abt 1858, Jane Ann b. abt. 1860, Horace b. abt. 1862 and Amanda b. abt. 1864. Alfred and Eliza married abt 1869 and had one son Alfred Jr. b. Mar. 1, 1870. Eliza b. abt 1832 in Bath Co. KY and Alfred, Sr. abt 1807 in KY.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Wanda Roberts, fosrob717r@decaturwb.com

Posted 11/07/2007


I am researching the Jump family in Owen County and Gallatin County Ky. I have some information but have come to a dead stop with Benjamin Harrison Jump. His death record shows his father as Jeff Jump and mother as Mary Alice Dietz (Deats) he married a Relda Perkins. I do have a marriage record for them but it does not show the parents at all. I am hoping someone can help me with my search for the rest of the family. Dawn Roark Chantily86@yahoo.com

Posted 10/21/07

Anness / Annes

Looking for info on Christopher C. Anness, child of Mary Anness.  They are listed in the 1860 Owen Co. census records, but then completely disappear.  Christopher's siblings are listed as: Lafayette, Parasatice (spelling?), and Lewis.  Sally Hammonds and a daughter were also living
with the family.  Christopher is my g.g. grandfather and so far he's a mystery--he shows up in Butler Co. KY in 1880 and in Henderson in 1900. Thanks for any help, Marya Davis Turley, marya.turley@gmail.com New email address and name posted 11/17/2011

Posted 10/17/07


Trying to trace Catherine\Kate) McDonnell, born 1/1/1861 in Ireland and emigrated to USA and married a man named as Kirby.   Finally found a record in familysearch.org for a Kate McDaniel married to a J. D. Kirby on 21/11/1888 in Owen, Kentucky   Have you any more details that could identify this marriage. Thanks for any help, Eddie McDonnell, edhelen@eircom.net

Posted 10/01/07

Perkins / Martin

I am looking for any information on the PERKINS/MARTIN family from Owen County, KY.  The only information I have on Levi PERKINS is that he married Almira MARTIN on January 19, 1848.  (I have no proof of this, however.)  Levi Perkins was born about 1830 in Kentucky, and Almira MARTIN was born about 1835 in Owen County, KY.  I would love information
on their birth and death dates as well as any information on Levi's parents. I know Almira MARTIN's parents were Charity PERKINS and Landen MARTIN of Owen County, KY.
Any information on this family line would be very much appreciated. Belinda Carroll,  bfc2345@aol.com

Posted 10/01/07

Fendler / Heil

My grandfathers name was Lawerance Fendler and my grandmother name was Catherine Heil does anyone know anything about them? I know my grandmother has passed away but I don't know about my grandfather or if he alive or dead. I know he was from Germany and he did live in Cleveland, Ohio and Owenton  same as my grandmother. But I don't know if he had any sisters or brothers or my grandmother had any sisters or brother! If anyone knows anything I would appreciate it. Brenda Lamb, lamb24084@earthlink.net

Posted 10/01/07



Posted 09/29/07

Kelley / Stewart

I am looking for information on Ollie Stewart, Married to Leonard Kelley. I have Ollie Stewart born abt. 1883 and Died 1943 in Owen Co. Kentucky. They Appear in the 1910 Census in Gratz, Owen, Ky. On this Census they are listed as married for 8 years. Any help on Leonard or Ollie would be appreciated. Thank you, Daphne Daphne_Kurolvech@hotmail.com

Posted 09/25/07


I am looking for information on the family of William and Charlotte Threlkeld Ware. They were from Long Ridge in Owen County, and raised 15 children. William was also one of the founders of the Maple Grove colored Baptist Church. Any help will be appreciated, Roland L. Ware, rolanderma1@aol.com

Posted 09/25/07


I think my great grandmother name was Betsy but I don't know for sure. If anyone has anything else about the Brissey family from Owenton (because I think they were all from there or that area). I heard something about a family cemetery called  Breck or Becks. If anyone knows anything about it I would appreciate it. Thank you, Brenda Lamb, lamb24084@earthlink.net

Posted 09/18/07


I am looking for someone to research my Durham family from Owen County, KY. Could someone connect my name and email address to someone willing to do some searching for me? Thanks,  Susan susan@mid-westfloor.com

Posted 09/18/07


Does anyone have information on Fletcher L. Brissey, born 3-30-1899? I am looking for his father's name. I know Mother's name was Betsy and he had a brother named Eugene. If anyone has information on this family I would really appreciate hearing from you! Brenda Lamb, lamb24084@earthlink.net

In answer to this query:
I believe Fletcher's father was Elijah Brissey, born March 1856 in Kentucky. Married Ella Bourne, December 31, 1886 in Owen Co. She was born May 1867 in Owen Co. Her parents were probably William Richard (b. 4/16/1843 Owen Co.)& Cyntha A. Lee Bourne (b. 2/26/1847 Owen Co.). Elijah died February 12, 1942 in Owen Co. The 1900 census shows the family living in West Monterey, Owen Co. with children Anna B. b. Apr. 1888, Mary D. b. July 1889, Lawrence b. May 1893 and Linden (believe this is Fletcher "L", your grandfather) b. July 1899.

Posted 09/18/07

Ivy/Ivey / Howard

I am looking for ancestors of Absolem Ivy (Ivey) and his wife Mary Howard who settled in Owen Co by 1820. Mary Howard was a widow when she married Absolem in 1811 in Fleming Co. Bondsman was my ancestor John Cooper. Looking for any relationship between John and Mary or John and Absolem. Many thanks, Judy Roth, jroth93947@yahoo.com

Posted 09/18/07


I could sure use some help. I am trying to find the parents of John Bristow, born in Kentucky in 1819. He married Lucinda Harding, born in 1824 in Green County, Kentucky, on 10-13-1842. She was the daughter of Noah Harding and Mary Kerr from Owen County, Kentucky. John and Lucinda moved to Clinton County, Indiana where they had seven children. They are both buried in Baker Cemetery in Clinton County. Any help or suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a million for your time. Dave Bristow DavidBrstwDDS@aol.com

Posted 09/18/07


Anyone know if the County Court Judge in Owenton in 1879 was a John W. Greene?  Have some legal papers and am trying to decipher a name that appears to be J. W. Greene.  Thanks for any confirmation on the name. Thanks, Ewing Best, ewingb@infionline.net

Posted 09/18/07

Bramlett / Bramblett

I am looking for a Kate Bramlett/Bramblett who married French Lafayette Neal b 1844.  She was his 2nd wife and had at least 3 children Ara Belle, French Lafayette Jr., and Napoleon Bonaparte.  The death certificate of one of her children lists her birth place as Owen Co, KY.  French Sr., and his children were born in Owen Co, as well.  I do not have anything else on Kate.  Kate may be a nickname and she have remarried after his death. Thanks, Shelly Potts, shellypotts859@yahoo.com

Posted 09/04/07

Auwbrey / Aubrey / Awbrey

I am looking for my grandfathers' background.  He is said to have been born 27 Nov 1886 in Owenton, KY.  His name: Owen Thomas Auwbrey.  His mother was Ella Sharp Auwbrey and father: French Flurry Auwbrey (s/o John H Awbrey & Michal? Irving Roby. I believe they were from Carroll, KY ) French died in 1895 due to altercation with Ella's brother, William Sharp.  Then Ella Sharp Auwbrey married a James/Joseph Townsend in Indiana & settled in Indianapolis.  Any help on this line would be deeply appreciated.  Send any
info/pictures to Annette Caudill Wiese, wgammy@msn.com

Posted 09/04/07


I am a novice at tracing genealogy.  I have followed my surname back to my great grandfather Louis Nicholson (born c1825) to the 1860 census.  It placed him in Owen County (Lubsy?).  I do not know his father's name, nor do I know how to dig further back for more information.  Would anyone have a suggestion or information on this family?  Thank you for your help, Greg Nicholson gregandmelissa_1@netzero.net

Posted 08/13/07


I am interested in any information about George R. True (born abt. 1841) and John B. True (born about 1851) in Owen County.  They were brothers. Their parents were Simeon and Margaret (MacFarland) True.  I believe they migrated from Owen County, Kentucky to Callaway County, Missouri between 1870 and 1880.  Any information (births, marriages, children, etc.) would be appreciated, Jim Boyer, grump47@hotmail.com

Posted 08/13/07


Still looking for siblings and parents of Amos Clark/e who married Anne Nancy DuVall in Boutetourt Co. Va.  Lived in Owen Co. in 1820.  Children married into Bassett, Shipp, Suter, Stevens, Sheets, and Wilson families. Any help appreciated, Bonita Campbell, cattrionana@MSN.com


Posted 07/26/07


I'm looking for any information about my great-grandfather Louis Reese. I don't know when or where he was born. He married my great-grandmother Mary Aloway Nuby in Owen Kentucky (her parents were Allen and Frankie Nuby). She was his second wife. He moved to Cincinnati, OH in 1930's. He is buried in Kentucky.  Randi, tyranereese64@yahoo.com

Posted 07/26/07


Looking for any info about Georgeann Littrell born 1917, mother was Mary Knotzer or Knatzer. She was my grandmother.  Thanks, Donna Semones, webbyo@aol.com

Posted 07/24/07

Jones / Dunn

I am the great granddaughter of Abraham Jones and Elvira Dunn. One census
said they lived in Owen County, Ky or that he was born in Owen Co. He was born in 1839 and she was born in Scott county in 1842. I would like to contact others that know of this family. Suppose to have raised horses during the Civil Was and sold they to the Union soldiers even though he had slaves. Hope someone can help. Thanks, Wanda Marie Young Roberts, fosrob717r@decaturwb.com

Posted 07/24/07


I have learned that my GG Grandfather William Harrison Rose built the house Mockingbird Hill in 1870 across from the Richland Baptist Church where he is also buried. I would really appreciate any information and or photos on this house. I have seen how it looks now. Rick Jackson, applejack924@aol.com

Posted 07/24/07


I am looking for info on Abraham Jones born in Owen Co. KY abt 1839. Married Elvira Dunn born in Scott Co. KY abt 1842. They had 5 children that we know of: Melinda b. 1865; Edward b. 1868;Eliza Jane b. 1871; Betty Ann b.18 Aug. 1875 and John B. b 1889. Betty Ann married Alfred Harvey Taylor in Carol Co. KY 22 June 1893. He was born1 Mar 1870 in Owen Co. KY Any help would be greatly appreciated. Wanda Marie Young Roberts, fosrob717r@decaturwb.com

Posted 07/24/07


Looking for information on John Christian Bacon, lst county ct clerk of Owen County.  His wife was Elizabeth ?,  Know  his parents were William Bacon and Betsy Christian from Hanover County, Va.  need documentation of their whereabouts and also where John Christian Bacon might be buried. Have reason to believe he died in Athens, Ky.  Any help appreciated. Thank you. Mary Bacon Harris, kitager@apex.net

Posted 07/24/07


Looking for any info (parents names mainly) on Ethel Staples who was born
in Owen co 25 Dec 1897, or Warren Staples born in Owenton 28 Mar 1900. Darla Willis, dxwillis@hotmail.com

Posted 07/24/07


My great grandfather, Green Berry Mitchell was born in Owen Co. KY 13 May 1879.  In 1910 he was living in Robinson IL.  We know nothing of his parents and ancestors in the Owen KY area.  Please advise if you can help. Randy Mitchell, mitcharl@mindspring.com


Posted 07/24/07


I'm looking for a death date for Fannie {Crable } Morrow from Owen Co, Ky
She was married to George Morrow b: 1843-45 m: George 21 Feb 1869.
and for George Morrow b: 1843-1845 in Owen Co, Ky. Lyn Richey, pettyfan67@comcast.net

Posted 07/24/07


I am looking for Henry Morrow b: 1887 Owen Co, Ky. He married a woman named Avery/Averie. According to 1910 Census Owen Co, Ky I need their marriage date. Lyn Richey, pettyfan67@comcast.net

Posted 07/24/07


I am related to some Morrow's in Owen Co, Ky. My g-g-grandmother is Lulu Belle/Lulie B Morrow b: 4/14/1882 Owen Co, Ky. according to 1900 Owen Co, Ky census her parents are George and Harriet Morrow and also on 1910 Carroll Co, Ky census. Her brother is Henry/Henery Morrow b: 1887 I'm looking for information on George W, Harriet and their children Henry Morrow and Lulu Belle Morrow. I need maiden name for Harriet, birth date for all of them but Lulu's and marriage date George and Harriet. On the 1900 Owen Co, Ky census Harriet may have had 6 children total 2 living, or two total; two living I can't make it out. Lyn Richey pettyfan67@comcast.net

Posted 06/07/07

Elliott / Turner

Looking for info on grandparents that lived in Owenton Ky, My grandmothers maiden name is Elliott. My grandfathers name is Thomas J Turner known as T J.. My grandmother attended The Baptist church in the center of town... Both are buried across from hospital.. T J may have
other children.  Mabel and T J has 6 children together.. Thanks, cfessenden2004@aol.com

Posted 06/07/07

Crouch / True

Seeking information on the Crouch family and the True family of Popular Grove, Owen Co., KY. The Crouch cemetery is located on the True farm there. Among questions is the relationship between the two families. Thanks, Ev naranjomomof5@aol.com

Posted 06/07/07


I am looking for any informaton on my G-Grandmother Lillie Cayton, born in Owen County March 13, 1875.  Parents were Phillip and Emma (Hicks)
Cayton. Thank you, Jane Malone, maljc@comcast.net

Posted 06/07/07


Am researching the Goodrich family from Owen County.  I cannot get past
my 4 great grandparents James and Anjaline.  Have them in early 1800
census and get past this. Thanks, Kim Hearn, khearn@fuse.net

Posted 04/04/07


I am looking for any information on William Lewis aka "Willie" Mitchell and his family.  Also looking for James Mitchell that married Sarah Ann aka Sally Sharp.  Thanks for any help.  Gina Goodrich, gina.goodrich@ky.gov


Posted 04/04/07


My gg-grandfather was Lawrence Gillock-born 1805 in Owen co. death 1842 in Owen co.--he married Deidamia Kelso in 1827--they had 2 children- Robert Granville Gillock and Lucinda Gillock. I am trying to find Lawrence Gillock's parents, and any information on the Gillock family. Thanks,  S. Lewis, nanasue_5@yahoo.com

Posted 04/04/07


Looking for the father of John Cull born May 2, 1758 in Caroline County Va. Died May 11, 1842 while crossing a flooded stream that bears his name in Owen County, Ky.  Interred: Gull or Cull Cemetery on Dudley Lane, at New Columbus.  Volunteer in Col. Holcomb Regt. in 1777. Served 3 years in the Revolutionary War.  He was at death 84 yrs. and 9 days old. James Cull  who married Mary Wade is my descendant.  Can you help me.. question is are John Cull  and my James Cull related.Thank you...your help would be greatly appreciated...ran into the all to familiar brick wall. Dee Smith DorothyTx@aol.com

Posted 04/04/07


I can't find birth records from the Owen County site, but I am looking
for my great-great grandfather's first name (last name GIBSON). There is some Native American through my grandmother's side, but I haven't narrowed it down yet. Her mother and father were Jennie Gibson and John Jackson. John's mother and father ( of Carroll County) were Oscar F. Jackson and Christina Darbro. Jennie's mother was Anna(Nannie) Southworth and something Gibson. I know Jennie (because of her age, 13 or 14) were married in Vevay, Indiana, but lived on/or near the county line of Carroll and Owen. She also had a sister named Mollie who married a Gaines Thompson and lived most their lives in Carroll Co. Jennie and John, about 1910 moved to Newport in Campbell Cpunty. Thanks, Floyd E. Ballard, mecatfan1@insightbb.com

Posted 03/14/07


I am looking for information on George & Harriet Morrow, George's Parents
Delitha (alternate Talitha & Hiram Morrow. Lyn Richey, pettyfan67@comcast.net

Posted 03/14/07


I am searching for any information about my Great Great Great Grandfather Robert C Scott.  He was born January 23, 1823 in Owen County Kentucky and married Mary (last name unknown).  I am looking for information on his parents.  I do know his father was born in Illinois, but that is all.  I also know that he moved to Missouri sometime between 1850 and 1860. Thanks for any help. Melinda Munger, mmunger@cox.net

Posted 03/14/07


I'm looking for the parents of Calvin Arnold. Born Sep 1864 in Gratz and died 1939. He married Margaret Eva Morgan. Thank You, John Arnold ARNOLD6941@MSN.COM

Posted 02/07/07


Hi, I'm just starting to research my great-great grandparents, I believe they were from Owen Co.  Their children's names (my great grandparents) were Buford "Boots" Switzer and Maggie B. (Wright) Switzer. Any information would be wonderful.  Thank you, Kristi Switzer Chandler, kristik@wkybb.net

Posted 01/28/07

Ellis / Lancaster

My query.  The name is Russel Henry Clay Ellis.  Lived in Kentucky and Indiana. Paulette Best, Paylu-b@Peoplepc.com

I am also looking for information on Henry Clay Lancaster (b) abt 1833 married to Mary Elizabeth Wilhoit. Thanks, Paulette Best, Pauly-b@Peoplepc.com

Posted 01/28/07


Searching for Elizabeth Wood, widow of William Wood married Abraham Wager Jul 145, 1825 in Owen Co Ky  Barbara J Hall, ztbjhall@utionline.net