Grayson County, Kentucky Queries Page 1


Ron Schroll Tue Sep 24 15:29:39 1996
Sarah Jane KIPER was born in Grayson Co, KY, on 29 Aug 1855. Her parents were Andrew KIPER and Eliza Allen Terry who married 29 Jan 1835. I would appreciate any information about this family. Thanks.

Terry Straub Fri Sep 20 20:55:06 1996
Grayson County, Ky Trying to find David Saffer son of William Saffer. David last living in there in 1908 according to a letter written by Levi Saffer.

Joey Oller Mon Sep 16 09:00:33 1996
I am searching for the families of William Riley Oller, William Cumpton Young, Harvey Vincent Duggins, Ora Lee Patterson. All of these were Grayson County residents.

Catherine Smith Wed Sep 11 17:54:25 1996
GRAYSON COUNTY is the birthplace of Abram Marshall Walker who was born January 28, 1819. Searching for his siblings and mother and father. The only info we have is that his grandfather explored and surveyed in KY, IL and MO. as a US Govt surveyor. Abram came to Il in the 1830s and lived in Coles County, IL

Carolyn Fortin Wed Sep 11 21:14:22 1996
Researching the family of JEFFRIS, they were in Grayson County Kentucy Thomas JEFFRIS moved to Grayson county in March 1811, he died there and is burried on his farm. He died Spring 1815. Most of his family then relocated to Illinois. Any connections out there?

Shelby E Higgs Sat Sep 7 12:14:15 1996
Looking for information and photos on Hannah Hayse, married to Caleb Hayse, Father name William Lewis. Caneyville, Grayson Ky.

Wanda Schaller Sat Sep 7 20:46:04 1996
Grayson Co., KY, David Casey and David Casey, SR both there in 1820 census. They are on 132 along with Henry Casey. John Casey is on 133. David Casey follows Robert, Henry and John to IL in 1840. Need relationships. Washington Co. KY, Robert Casey appears in 1810 census with two John Caseys. Mercer Co. KY, Robert Casey marries Barbara Queen, January 14, 1797. David Casey marries Elizabeth Blake Oct. 11, 1815. Need information on these families.

Robert Lee Alvey Mon Sep 2 09:29:20 1996
Grayson Co; Looking for any Alvey-Higdon-Childress-Powell information Many marriages between these families. Mostly in the Leitchfield, Wax, Grayson Springs and Dog Creek area. Some overlap into Hart Co at times. My main connection is to a Joseph Alvey m. Ann "Nancy" Riney in Washington Co, KY, early 800's. Sons and daughters grew up and multiplied in Grayson Co. Have much to share.

Robert Lee Alvey Mon Sep 2 09:50:06 1996
Researching the Alvey-Higdon lines in Daviess & Grayson Counties amongst others. Specifically looking for a J. Valentine Alvey who married a Mrs Elizabeth Livers(mainden name Head) about 1870. Had son Mathais Allie, then Elizabeth died and Valentine married Henrietta Towery. Nothing known of whereabouts. May have died in the McLean Co area and thought to be buried in St Benedict's Catholic Cemetery in McLean Co. Any info would be helpful. Have much to share on these lines

Amy Kiper McDermott (E-Mail address updated 10 Apr 1997) Mon Sep 2 14:29:00 1996
Info on Frederick Kiper - Grayson or Breckinridge Co, KY cir1790 Info on Henry Kiper - Grayson or Breckinridge Co, KY cir 1790 Info on Jacob Kiper - Grayson or Breckinridge Co., KY cir 1790 Info on John Kiper - Grayson Co., KY B 5/18/1921 D 4/12/1892 M Elizabeth Quick.

Linda Taylor Sun Sep 8 18:53:40 1996
Seeking any information on Sarahlee GREEN, b. abt 1818, who married William Harrison PEARCE abt 1852 in Grayson Co., KY. Their first son, Letcher was born 09 Jan 1853 in Grayson Co. Then they moved to Ohio Co.

CHARLOTTE AHMED Mon Sep 9 20:34:30 1996

Pat Akers Thu Sep 5 09:18:06 1996
Searching for marriage, death, burial information on James Akers son of Josiah Akers and Sarah Garrett. James Akers married Martha Hart in Grayson Co., approx. 1848-49. Their children were Sara, Abraham, Rachel A., and Joshua W. James sold his Grayson Co., property to daugher Rachel in 1900. No further information found. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Ron Schroll Thu Aug 29 14:07:08 1996
Solomon Columbus Overton was b. 11 Jan 1848 in Breckenridge Co, KY. About 1870 he married Sarah Jane Kiper of Grayson Co. In the 1880 census she is a widow with three children. Does anyone know how or where or when Solomon died?

August 26, 1996

William D. Lindsey


Seeking information on several BROOKS and allied families, who went to Grayson Co. from Wythe Co., VA, in early 1800s. Sarah BROOKS, who was b. in Frederick Co., VA, abt. 1769, m. John LEHEW in Frederick or Wythe Co. This family moved to Grayson Co. in 1806, and Sarah died there after 1850; John LEHEW d. in Grayson Co. by 1830. Children were Mary LEHEW/LAHUE and William LEHEW/LAHUE. William m. Mary LITSEY.

Sarah's sister Margaret BROOKS, who was b. abt. 1772 in Frederick Co., VA, also came to Grayson Co. with husband Joseph DAY (1 June 1768-6 Oct. 1855). Both died in Grayson Co., Margaret in 1857. Did Sarah and Margaret BROOKS' mother Margaret accompany these families to Grayson Co. and die there? Were there other related BROOKS lines in Grayson Co.? Will gladly exchange. S-mail: 615 Ridgeway Dr., Belmont, NC 28012; (704) 825-9287.

Janet Cruse Jensen Fri Aug 16 20:20:13 1996
Need all info and location of Mary Cruse or Crews b abt 1805, who married 8 Aug 1824 in Hardin Co, Ky to William Lardin. Surety was Prosser Cruse and witnessed by Prosser Cruse and Willis Cruse. Mar by T. Whitman. Believe Mary is sister of Prosser and Willis. Also desire the identity and all info on Willis Cruse. Both Mary and Willis seem to have disappeared from Hardin and Hart Counties where Prosser raised a large family and descendents still live, in the area of Hodgenville in LaRue County and even all over Ky and U.S.

July 28, 1996 Barry


Looking for information on Peter Franklin Troxell who was born in Grayson Co., KY around 1810. He later married and moved on to DeWitt Co. Illinois. Please email any information. I am mainly trying to find out who his parents were.

July 18, 1996

Jim Cave

Does anyone have an 1880 Census of Grayson Co who could look to see if Solon Jaggers is there. He was in 1870 but was in Hart 1900. I am a Hart Co Native. Relatives in Grayson.


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July 14, 1996

Janet Cruse Jensen


Looking for info on Andrew D Hunt and wife, Elizabeth who lived at Roundstone and bur at a Millerstown Cem. Need their death dates. Andrew b 1780 in NJ. Came to Ky abt 1819. Wife was a Holden. Their dau, Lucinda mar John S Jones. Andrew was living with his son Sylvester, in Grayson Co abt 1860 not long before he probably died.

July 13, 1996

Leigh Bratcher


Looking for information on William Presley Bratcher b april 5, 1871, m Allie Green Redmond. Any help would be appreciated

2July 5, 1996

Janet Woodcock

I am seeking any information on the WOODCOCK and TOWNSEND families of Grayson County.

July 4, 1996

Kim Hightower


Seeking information on African-American ancestors from Grayson Co. (Leitchfield), KY.:

BOONE = Tillie Ann (Anna), b. ca 1830, known to have been a slave of Francis R. BOONE of Bear Creek (somewhere near Leitchfield??), KY.
HIGDON = William & Ellen, Anna's parents. Ellen might be Ellen BOLEN, found in 1850 Marion Co. census with Theresa BOONE, Francis' aunt.
WOODSON = William Thomas, b. ca 1838. Married Anna BOONE around 1870. WOODSON = Alford T. (William's father.) and Melvina Rhodes (William's mother.)

Any mention of these names as slaves in a will or deed would be greatly appreciated.

Rev. Curtis E. Wheeler


Seeking information on the Oldhams, Jenkins, Caswells of Wax, Millerstown Area. Particularly any native american ties. Seeking specifics on Ida Oldham Caswell, Thomas Caswell, Caleb Oldham, John Oldham, Matilda ?Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Blessit Oldham, their ancestors and/or decendants.

July 3, 1996

Tom Anderson



June 30, 1996

William H. Douglas


Searching for any information on William Hocnenberry (Hockinbury, etc.); was on the 1880 Grayson Co. census, wife's name was Amanda, possibly Anmanda Like. They had four daughters, one of whom was Lilly. Lilly married Joseph J. Herald in Warren Co., on 27 Dec 1889. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

June 30, 1996

Chris Livingood


I am requesting information about Anna Mary Horrel born Sept 4, 1903 in Clarkson, Ky Grayson CO. and her parents, John William Horrell, 35 years old (born Clarkson, KY), and Oda Florence Jenkins 30 years old (born in Glendale,KY).

My wife Suzanne Horrel Hite Livingood is a grandaughter of Anna Mary Horrel.

Nancy Delphenich Sun Oct 6 13:07:57 1996
DOWNS - Grayson County, Kentucky. Looking for family of Jonathan Downs, born about 1798 in Kentucky. Moved to White County, Illinois before 1820 where he married Rachel GOTT 18 Nov 1820. Believe he resided in Grayson County, Kentucky before moving to Illinois. May have moved with member of the COLLARD family.

Dawn Bradley Berry Wed Oct 16 21:45:38 1996
I am seeking information on these Grayson County ancestors, especially anything on their parents: Nelson WILLIAMS, born 1824, in 1858 married Mary Elizabeth ALBRIDGE (born 1936), son named WILLIAMS born 1860. Thomas CAIN, born 1832, in 1854 married Sarah SALSMAN born 1834. Martin B. SKAGGS Jr., born 1819, son of Martin B. SKAGGS Sr and wife named Mary or Polly; in 1857 married Mary WILLIAMS born 1824. Owen W. PHILLIPS born 1836 (mother's maiden name possibly THOMAS), in 1854 or 1855 married Elizabeth J. WILLIAMS, born 1838, daughter of Jefferson WILLIAMS (b. 1811) and wife Elizabeth. Any information much appreciated, and will be glad to share what I have.

Mike Milburn Sun Oct 20 07:47:55 1996
Researching the following Grayson Co. kinfolk surnames for b/m/d information yrs. 1800-1930. NAPIER,GOODWIN,LACEFIELD,COATS,MCCOMBS,EVANS,and WILSON. Not much to begin with so any help is much appreciated.TIA.

Robert D. Hayse Tue Oct 22 21:11:00 1996
I seek information about Tony (Tollie) HAYSE, born to Henry and Sally Hayse about 1899 at Leitchfield, (Grayson County) KY--or adopted by Jim and Sally Duncan of the same area about that time who later moved to Bloomington, IL. I understand that his birth records were destroyed in a fire. Anyone able to shed light on the circumstances of his birth or youth in KY?

Jane Smithenry Klotz Mon Oct 28 11:46:57 1996
NEALE & SHEPHERD FAMILIES - Aloysius Neale and John B. Shepherd settled their families in Grayson County, KY 1820-1847. They were Maryland Catholics who settled KY after 1817. I would like to know which Catholic Church has the records of their children's baptisms. Their children who married are Joseph Richard Neale b. ab. 1822 and Martha Ann Shepherd b. ab. 1825.

GLENDA BASTIN Wed Oct 30 11:00:51 1996
Glenda Bastin Wednesday, October 30, 1996 EDWARDS - Looking for information on the parents of WILLIAM ASBURY EDWARDS. He was born March 12, 1837/1839. He married Nancy Josephine HERROD on December 16, 1862 in Edmonson County, Ky. He died June 17, 1909 in Hart County, Ky. Wm Asbury Edwards fought in the Civil War and was injured in the Battle of Atlanta. I have copies of his pension papers and his own account of his injury during the war. He and Nancy Josephine Herrod lived in Hart County, Ky. on the Grayson County line, and they had 10 children: Martha Jane "Mattie" Edwards married Stephen Douglas POLSTON/POSTON; Jessie Tomes Edwards; Bonny Anna Edwards; William "Willie" Edwards married Mary Pos Matthews; Rosa Bell Edwards married Benjamin Alvey; Mary Tabitha "Toby" Edwards; David Newton Edwards; Charlie Luther Edwards; Sarah Silvannah Edwards; Clinton Clero Edwards. Any information would be appreciated. Will share information. Thanks.

Gerald Reams Wed Oct 30 19:08:52 1996
POWELL: Researching maternal POWELL line in central Kentucky counties of Jefferson, Hardin, Hart, Grayson, LaRue, Nelson, and Mercer. Possible line - William b.Va 1700s. Received grant for 1,000 acres on Long Falls Creek, Peter, John, Peter R., Dave, Charles, Ernest, Winnie, Gerald Reams.

Gerald R. Reams Fri Nov 1 17:22:17 1996
Researching the Ream(e)s family of Hart County. Robert Reams was born in South Carolina on Feb. 8, 1786. In 1807 Robert Reames Settled in Hart County (Hardin County at the time), with his wife Annie West. Robert Reames was a Methodist Preacher and built the Ream's Chapel Church at Cane Run in Hart County. After the death of Annie West, Robert married Sallie Dorsey. Robert and Sallie had a son, Robert Dee Ream(e)s. Robert Dee Ream(e)s married Lutisha Logsdon. Robert Dee and Lutisha had a son Walter Reams. Walter Reams married Mary Elizabeth (Lizzy) Smith. Walter and Lizzy had a son Curtis Lee Reams. Curtis Lee married Winnie Powell. Curtis and Winnie had a son Gerald Reams. Gerald Reams married Susan Cox (daughter of Willie Cox, Cub Run Ky.). Gerald Reams and Susan Cox had two children, Rebekah and Stephen Reams. All of the above were from Hart County, Kentucky, except for Winnie Powell and Gerald Reams who are from Grayson County, Ky. Also the Ream's Chapel Church is deteriorating badly and we risk losing 150 years of Hart County heritage. I would like to correspond with any of the families that have ancesters buried in it's cemetery or were members of the church. With very little effert the Ream's Chapel could be saved.

Pam Wilson Mon Nov 4 19:00:34 1996
John EVANS, b. ca 1828 Grayson Co. KY m. Jane TANNER, 1853 Ohio Co. KY On 1850 Daviess Co. KY Census: Wm. TANNER, 25, b. KY (Jane's brother) Maria J." , 3, b. KY John EVANS, 22, b. KY Kizziah " , 65, b. KY Minerva " , 25, b. KY Who was John EVAN'S father?? Are there EVANS in Grayson Co. ca 1828??

Jane Klotz Tue Nov 5 11:14:40 1996
Need help sorting the Shepherds from the Sheep! John B. Shepherd b. 8 Jul 1777 d. 16 Apr. 1847 Meade Co., KY, records at St. Martins Catholic Church, he m. Elizabeth Miles b. 1785. They setled in Grayson Co., KY 1820-1845 when they moved to Meade Co. where John died. Elizabeth then moved to Ste. Marie, Jasper Co., IL until her death in 1859. In the late 1840's three of the Shepherd married three of Aloysius Neale's children. Need origin of John B. Shepherd and Elizabeth Miles along with parentage.

Gerald R. Reams Tue Nov 5 17:24:31 1996
POWELL: Researching maternal POWELL line in central Kentucky counties of Jefferson, Hardin, Hart, Grayson, LaRue, Nelson, and Mercer. Possible line - William b.Va 1700s. Received grant for 1,000 acres on Long Falls Creek, Peter, John, Peter R., Dave, Charles, Ernest, Winnie, Gerald Reams.

Frank E. Ferry Sat Nov 9 11:17:11 1996
BRATCHER What was the maiden name of Jane, wife of Canada Bratcher? He was born in 1803 in Cumberland County, Tenn. He later moved to Grayson County, Kentucky where his widow, Jane, deeded her part of the farm

Frank E. Ferry Sat Nov 9 11:24:34 1996
FERRY Who was the first wife of James FERRY? They had four children, Margaret, Charles, John Jack, and Thomas. James later married Rachel BRATCHER, daughter of Canada BRATCHER, and had ten more children He died on Sept. 14 1875 in Grayson County.

Andrea Jones Sat Nov 9 17:09:14 1996
I am looking for information on the descendents of John Dumas JONES and Sarah BLACKBURN, residents of Cynthiana, Kentucky (Harrison County). Sarah and her son, William Riley JONES (born 18 Oct 1808) relocated to Coles County, Illinois in 1837. William Riley JONES married Eliza Patterson THRELKELD (born 3 Jan 1822 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky) on 18 Oct 1853. Parents of Eliza Patterson THRELKELD are: Thomas THRELKELD (Born 7 Nov 1793, Scott County, Kentucky) and Martha Patsy PATTERSON (Born 21 Oct 1790, Scott County, Kentucky).

Michael E. Cole Sun Nov 10 17:53:56 1996
My family is originally from Grayson , Edmonson, & Hart Counties Do you have any information on the following surnames? Burns, Harp, Wilson, Blair, Abbott, or Priddy if so Email me at

Louis Sanders Sun Nov 10 21:30:45 1996
Grayson co. ARTIE ABBOTT ; ARTIE TAMELING ; ARTIE NELSON Wife of LOUIS SANDERS,and Samuel Abbott Died at age 74 inJefferson Co. about 1955. Lived in Grayson Co (Bee Springs) when my grandfather (Elbert Louis Sanders ) was born on May 30 , 1902 Any help and thank you

Billy Meredith, Jr. Thu Nov 14 00:36:31 1996
I am looking for the full name and origin of my g grandfather. he fathered a son with Vina Whoberry around 1925(my grandfather). The only name I have come up with is Ben Meredith, but I cannot find him on any Census. My grandfather's name is Floyd Meredith. The place of birth is Edmonson Co, but My grandfather lived also in Grayson Co.

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