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MELVIN LEE ROSS, son of ANGELINA WILLIAMS and STEPHEN ROSS, was born March 15, 1873 in Kentucky, and died June 11, 1940 in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington. He married CORA ALICE JUSTICE, daughter of ANDREW JUSTICE and SARAH JANE SALYER, September 6, 1895 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1873 in Kentucky, and died December 12, 1946 in Grant County, Washington.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Andrew Justice married Sarah Jane Salyer on April 19, 1865 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Merian L. Ross (age 22) married Cora A. Justice on September 6, 1895 in Johnson County.

When Melvin Lee Ross' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Ephrata, Grant County, Washington, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Ephrata, that his closest relative was Cora Alice Ross of Ephrata, and that he was born March 25, 1873. He was found to be tall, of medium build, he had black eyes and black hair, and he was "Convalescing from operation for hernia."

According to Washington death record transcripts, Melvin L. Ross was born about 1873, and died June 11, 1940 in Wenatchee at the age of 67.

According to Washington death record transcripts, Cora A. Ross was born about 1873, and died December 12, 1946 in Grant County at the age of 73.

On page 8 of the 1880 census for District 47 (Hoods Fork) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1880), Andrue Justice is listed as the head of the household for house #64, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 30), William T. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Fielden L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Edwin B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Cora A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Nora E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Elzy N. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Twin Lakes) in Carlton County, Minnesota (dated June 14, 1900), Melvin L. Ross is found living at what appears to either be a boarding house or a farm. He's a farm laborer, married, born in March of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, and he's 27 years old.

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Coulee City) in Grant County, Washington (dated May 28, 1910), Melvin L. Ross is listed as the head of his household [the houses aren't numbered, he's a saloon keeper, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Cora A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 37), Gerly M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Jesse Tilson (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15. Jesse Tilson is the son of Melvin's sister Laura.

On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 59 (Ephrata) in Grant County, Washington (dated February 5, 6, & 7, 1920), Melvin L. Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a wheat farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), and Gerta M. (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 13-6 (Ephrata) in Grant County, Washington (dated April 14, 1930), M. L. Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #33, he's a wheat farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 21, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 57), and G. M. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 33).

    The child of MELVIN ROSS and CORA JUSTICE is:

    1. GERTA MILTON ROSS, b. July 17, 1896, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: When Gerta Milton Ross' World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in Ephrata, Grant County, Washington, he stated that he was self-employed in Ephrata, that his closest relative was M. L. Ross of Ephrata, and that he was born July 17, 1896 in Flat Gap, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had blue eyes, light-colored hair, and a curvature of the spine.







ALMA ROSS, daughter of ANGELINA WILLIAMS and STEPHEN ROSS, was born July 31, 1881 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 5, 1959 in Winifred, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Winifred, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ALBERT NICKELL, son of AMERICA NICKELL and (unknown), about 1909. He was born December 21, 1880 in Kentucky.

Notes: When Albert Nickell's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that ge was a farmer in Davisville, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Alma Nickell of Davisville, and that he was born December 21, 1880. He was found to be short and slender, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

According to her obituary, Alma Ross Nickell (age 77), daughter of Steven and Angeline Williams Ross, was born July 31, 1881 in Flat Gap, died of a stroke at home in Winifred, Kentucky, on June 5, 1959, and was buried in Winifred. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Earl Nickell, in 1940. She was survived by her husband, Albert Nickell; 4 sons, Warner Nickell (Dayton, Ohio), Eulis Nickell (Sitka, Kentucky), Ross Nickell (Sitka), and Wendell Nickell (Winifred); 1 daughter, Mrs. Viola May Hil [sic] (Dayton); 1 brother, Powell Ross (Orofina, Idaho); 1 sister, Virgie Dittrell (Clarkston, Washington); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.) According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alma Nickell died June 5, 1959 in Johnson County at the age of 77. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 12 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), America Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #108, she's a farmer, widowed, born in January of 1865 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Illinois, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 35), Albert Nickell (son, born in December of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), and George Nickell (father, widowed, invalid, born in April of 1831 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 69).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 77 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Albert Nickell is listed as the head of the household for house #90, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 1 year, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Alma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 28), and Warner (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 45 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 8, 1920), Albert Nickell is listed as the head of the household for house #66, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Alma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Warner (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Veelia [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Eulis (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Ross (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 3 months), and Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months).

On pages 10 & 11 of the 1930 census for District 58-12 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Albert Nicholas is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Alma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 48), Warner (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Voila [sic] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Eulas (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ross (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Wendell (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    The children of ALMA ROSS and ALBERT NICKELL are:

    1. WILLIE WARNER NICKELL, b. January 15, 1910, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 21, 2002, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Willie Warner Nickell (age 92), son of the late Albert and Alma Ross Nickell, was born January 15, 1910 in Johnson County, died January 21, 2002 in Paul B. Hall Medical Centery, and was buried in Marvin Sparks Cemetery in Blaine. He was survived by 1 brother, Wendell Nickell (of Flat Gap, Kentucky); and 2 nieces, Carolyn Robinson (San Francisco, California) and Marilyn Clepper (Seattle, Washington). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. VIOLA MAY NICKELL, b. September 10, 1912, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HILL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Voila [sic] M. Nickell was born September 10, 1912 in Lawrence County to Alma Ross.
    3. EULIS NICKELL, b. 1915, Kentucky.
    4. ROSS NICKELL, b. August 5, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ross Nickell was born August 5, 1916 in Johnson County to Alma Ross.
    5. EARL NICKELL, b. September 17, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 27, 1940, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, burried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earle Nickell was born September 17, 1918 in Johnson County to Alina Rose.
      According to his obituary, "Earl Nickell, 21, was fatally injuried in an auto wreck 15 miles out of Portsmith (Ohio) Tuesday morning. He was taken to the Postsmith General Hospital where he died shortly afterwards. A cousin of the young man was slightly injured. According to information received here Nickell was returning from Chicago and while rounding a curve lost control of the car and smashed into a tree when his attention was attracted by a small boy who was waving at the car. Nickell's skull was crushed by the collision. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nickell of Flat Gap, and besides his father and mother he is survived by several sisters and brothers. Funeral and burial services were conducted at Flat Gap Thursday. Nickell was a prominent young man of that section. He was a graduate of Flat Gap High School, class of 1939. The body was brought to the Preston Funeral Home Tuesday night, prepared for burial and then taken to Flat Gap Wednesday afternoon." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. WENDELL NICKELL, b. 1921, Kentucky.







VIRGIE M. ROSS, daughter of ANGELINA WILLIAMS and STEPHEN ROSS, was born July 15, 1889 in Kentucky, and died August 1, 1980 in Okanogan County, Washington. She married VIRGIL VIVIAN KITTRELL, son of PLEASANT A. KITTRELL and SARAH TIXIE (unknown last name), about 1912. He was born July 26, 1889 in Palouse, Whitman County, Washington, and died March 6, 1970 in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington.

Notes: Virgil Kittrell's mother's maiden name was reportedly Sarah Texanna Cochran. According to Idaho death record transcripts, Sarah Tixie Kittrell was born October 13, 1853, and died December 5, 1932 in Craigmont, Lewis County.

According to Idaho marriage record transcripts, Virgil V. Kittrell married Virgie Ross on December 16, 1912 in Melrose, Melrose County.

According to Idaho death record transcripts, there was a stillborn Kittrell born March 12, 1914, and one born January 28, 1915 in Lewis County.

When Virgil Vivion [sic] Kittrell's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Morrow, Lewis County, Idaho, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Lewis County, that he was married, and that he was born July 26, 1889 in Palouse City, Washington. He was found to be of medium height and stout build, and he had light blue eyes and dark brown hair.

When Virgil Vivian Kittrell's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Lewis County, Idaho, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer, that the person who would always know his address was Mrs. Virgie Kittrell of Craigmont, Idaho, and that he was born July 26, 1889 in Palouse City, Washington. He was found to be 5 feet 7 inches tall, he weighed 170 pounds, and he had blue eyes, brown/gray hair, and a light complexion.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgie Kittrell was born July 15, 1889, and died in August of 1980. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Washington, and her last place of residence was in Twisp, Okanogan County, Washington.

According to Washington death record transcripts, Virgie M. Kittrell was born about 1889, and died August 1, 1980 in Okanogan at the age of 91.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgil Kittrell was born July 26, 1889, and died in March of 1970. He received his Social Security card in 1955 in Washington, and his last place of residence was in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington.

According to Washington death record transcripts, Virgil Kittrell died March 6, 1970 in Clarkston.

On page 3 of the 1900 census for District 54 (McCoy) in Spokane County, Washington (dated June 23, 1900), Pleasant A. Kittrell is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a farmer, born in June of 1856 in Tennessee, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Virginia, married for 24 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in October of 1853 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, married for 24 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 7 are still living, age 46), N. Leona (daughter, born in August of 1882 in Washington, age 17), Flora E. (daughter, born in March of 1884 in Washington, age 16), Robt. E. (son, born in July of 1886 in Washington, age 13), Virgil V. (son, born in July of 1889 in Washington, age 10), Effa L. (daughter, born in July of 1891 in Washington, age 9), Mildred E. (daughter, born in August of 1893 in Washington, age 6), and C. Clifford Belknap (boarder, single, farmer, born in September of 1875 in Oregon, father born in Oregon, mother born in Iowa, age 24).

On page 25 of the 1910 census for District 216 (Mason) in Nez Perce County, Idaho (dated May 30, 1910), Robert E. Kittrell is listed as the head of the household for house #229, he's a farmer, born in Washington, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, married for 6 months, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Alma (wife, born in Minnesota, parents' birthplace is blank, 1st marriage, age 18), and Virgil Kittrell (brother, single, "Farmer (Partner with his brother)," born in Washington, parents born in Tennessee, age 20).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 134 (Ilo) in Lewis County, Idaho (dated January 14 & 15, 1920), Pleasant Kittrell is listed as the head of the household for family #61 in house #58, he's not working, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 66), Virgil (head of family #62 in house #58, married, not working, born in Washington, parents born in Tennessee, age 30), Virgie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, age 30), and Ross (son, born in Idaho, age 2 years 1 month).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 31-12 (Morrow) in Lewis County, Idaho (dated April 9, 1930), Virgil Kittrell is listed as the head of the household for house #25, he's a farmer, born in Washington, parents born in Tennessee, first married at age 23, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Virgie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 40), Virgil Ross (son, born in Idaho, age 12), Glen (son, born in Idaho, age 9), and Wilma (daughter, born in Idaho, age 5).

    The children of VIRGIE ROSS and VIRGIL KITTRELL are:

    1. VIRGIL ROSS KITTRELL, b. 1917, Idaho.
    2. GLEN KITTRELL, b. 1921, Idaho.
    3. WILMA KITTRELL, b. 1925, Idaho.







ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS, daughter of CHRISTENE SALYER and JOHN M. WILLIAMS, was born in April of 1851 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married SAMUEL STAPLETON on November 27, 1868 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in March of 1847 in Virginia, and died before 1920.

Notes: Information on Eliza Jane Williams can be found on page 288 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Eliza Jane Williams Stapleton reportedly died October 15, 1927 in Cowiche, Yakima County, Washington.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Samuel Stapleton (age 21) married Elza [sic] Jane Williams (age 17) on November 27, 1868 in Johnson County.

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), Samuel Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #8, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), Ben Franklin (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Sanford L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Mersey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 230 (Middleville) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated June 12, 1900), Sam Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in March of 1847 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 32 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Eliza J. (wife, born in April of 1851 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 32 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 49), Christina (daughter, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Mamie (daughter, born in October of 1892 in Minnesota, age 7), Sandy Vaughn (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in November of 1867 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, age 32), Murzie Vaughn (daughter, married, born in October of 1873 in Kentucky, married for 8 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 26), Nora Vaughn (granddaughter, born in December of 1894 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), and Siply Vaughn (granddaughter, born in February of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 19 of the 1905 census for Middleville in Wright County, Minnesota (dated June 9, 1905, Samuel Stapleton is listed as a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Elza Jane (born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Christena (born in Kentucky, age 19), and Silbith M. (born in Minnesota, age 12).

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 212 (Middleville) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated April 29, 1910), Samuel Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 41 years, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Eliza J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 59), and Mamie (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 17).

On pages 12 & 13 of the 1920 census for District 187 (Cowiche) in Yakima County, Washington (dated January 26, 26, 27, & 28, 1920), Gail B. Carey is listed as the head of the household for house #131, he's a farmer, born in Washington, parents born in Oregon, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Mamie (wife, born in Minnesota, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Minnesota, age 26), Gail B. (son, born in Idaho, age 8 months), Buela K. (sister, single, primary school teacher, born in Washington, parents born in Oregon, age 25), and Jane Stapleton (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Minnesota, parents born in the United States, age 70).

    The children of ELIZA WILLIAMS and SAMUEL STAPLETON are:

    1. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STAPLETON, b. November 12, 1969, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 23, 1950, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, buried in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, m. (1) LENA B. COLLINS, m. (2) MABEL FREELAND.
    2. SANFORD L. STAPLETON, b. August 1871, Kentucky, d. June 21, 1949, Wright County, Minnesota, m. CLARA BELLE STAFFORD.
    3. MURZIE STAPLETON, b. October 9, 1873, Kentucky, d. April 26, 1959, Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota, buried in Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota, m. ALEXANDER GRANT "SANDY" VAUGHAN.
    4. CHRISTENA STAPLETON, b. February 19, 1886, Kentucky, d. May 17, 1970, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, m. SAMUEL WESLEY GILMER.
    5. MAYME STAPLETON, b. October 1892, Minnesota, m. GAIL BENTON CAREY.







BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STAPLETON, son of ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS and SAMUEL STAPLETON, was born November 12, 1969 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 23, 1950 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, and is buried in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He married (1) LENA B. COLLINS, daughter of CHARLES R. COLLINS and EMILY C. "EMMA" (unknown last name), about 1908. She was born about 1878 in Michigan. He married (2) MABEL FREELAND, daughter of WILLIAM A. FREELAND and ELIZABETH W. (unknown last name), June 21, 1917. She was born in August of 1886 in Michigan.

Notes: From Wikipedia.org:

"Benjamin Franklin Stapleton (November 12, 1869 - May 23, 1950) was the Mayor of Denver, Colorado for two periods (comprising five terms), the first from 1923-1931 and the second from 1935-1947. He also served as the Democratic Colorado State Auditor from 1933-1935.

"He was born November 12, 1869 in Paintsville, Kentucky. He attended National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio, graduating with a law degree. Early in the 1890s, Stapleton went to live in Denver, and in 1899, he was admitted to the Colorado Bar.

"Stapleton enlisted for service in the Spanish-American War. He served with the First Colorado Regiment, Company 1, Colorado Volunteers Infantry in the Philippine Islands, rising to the rank of first sergeant.

"At the conclusion of his war-time service, Stapleton returned to Denver to practice law and first became actively interested in politics, helping fount the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

"On June 21, 1917, Stapleton married Mabel Freeland, with whome he had two children, Lois Jane and Benjamin, Junior.

"Stapleton's political career began in 1904 as a police magistrate, where he remained until 1915, when President Woodrow Wilson appointed him postmaster. During his appointment, he oversaw the completion of the Denver Post Office building. After a brief stint in private law practice following his resignation in 1921, Stapleton defeated Dewey C. Bailey in Denver's mayoral election in 1923 and was re-elected in 1927.

"In 1932, Stapleton won election to the post of state auditor. Unsatisfied, Stapleton decided in 1935 to campaign for mayor once again. That year he won, and so the next two races in 1939 and 1943.

"Stapleton was responsible for many civic improvements during his five terms as mayor of Denver. Most projects attributed to Stapleton were during his second term as mayor when he had access to funds and manpower from the New Deal. During this time, he saw through the creation of the Denver Civic Center and the Denver Municipal Airport, and the considerable expansion of Denver Mountain Parks system, including the Amphitheatre at Red Rocks Park.

"The construction of Denver Municipal Airport was begun in early 1929 and completed that same year. Its grand opening celebration took place over four days from October 1720 a week before the stock market crashed. It was widely viewed at the time as a huge boondoggle. Stapleton was excoriated as either corrupt or incompetent, or both, for having the taxpayers subsidize a mere plaything of the wealthy; what the Denver Post sneeringly dubbed "Stapleton's Folly", and others jokingly called "Rattlesnake Hollow". It was viewed by some as too far from civilization to be practicable. Others pointed out the close relationship Stapleton seemed to have with land-owning political backers who stood to benefit, conspicuous among them H. Brown Canon of Windsor Farm Dairy. These suspicions were a factor in his loss in the 1931 mayoral election to George D. Begole. The airport was later renamed Stapleton International Airport on August 25, 1944 in his honor. Today, the airport no longer exists, replaced by a neighborhood, also named Stapleton, and Stapleton Street continues to bear his name.

"In 1935 Stapleton appointed George Cranmer, a wealthy former stock broker, as manager of Improvements and Parks. Cranmer had luckily pulled his assets out of the stock market just a year before the crash of 1929. The two, as it turned out, had completely different visions for what to do with a particularly striking locale at Red Rocks Park.

"Some time before his appointment, while pondering a boulder field that was surmounted by large projecting rocks on either side, the thoughts of George Cranmer drifted to a memory of something he had once seen while on tour in Sicily: an ancient Greek open-air theater with stone seating. He began to envision something similar, yet unique, for this location.

"Whereas, however, Cranmer dreamt of clearing a starry-skied stage, Stapleton saw the boulders strewn there as the members of a naturally-formed, one-of-a-kind 'rock garden', and wanted them preserved.

"Unbeknown to Stapleton, Cranmer was attempting to persuade the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to quietly go ahead with plans to demolish the rocks with dynamite. He was successful in this, and the rocks were indeed razed. With Stapleton's rock garden no more, the process was begun of hiring architects to design and oversee the eventual building of what is now Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

"Other projects under Stapleton's watch include Denver's water system and the Valley Highway project.

"Stapleton's career in politics finally ended when he lost his 1947 mayoral re-election bid to James Quigg Newton.

"After leaving office, it was uncovered that Stapleton had ties to the Ku Klux Klan, from which he had enjoyed considerable influence in return for its electoral support. This association continues to overshadow his notable contributions to Denver's economic and cultural institutions.

"Stapleton died on May 23, 1950 at his home in Denver."

Emma Collins' maiden name was reportedly Emma DeWitt.

Lena Collins Stapleton reportedly died March 1, 1915 in Denver.

Mabel Freeland Stapleton reportedly died August 14, 1963 in Denver.

On page 9 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Saint Johns) in Clinton County, Michigan (dated June 4, 1880), Emily Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #98, she's married, not working, born in Michgan, parents born in New York, and she's 25 years old. Also listed are Lena (daughter, born in Michigan, father born in New York, mother born in Michigan, age 5), and Mettie (daughter, born in Michigan, father born in New York, mother born in Michigan, age 3). Charles Collins is found in Denver (page 25 of the 1880 census for District 11 (Denver) in Arapahoe County, Colorado. He's not working and living in what appears to be some kind of boarding house.

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 122 (Denver) in Arapahoe County, Colorado (dated June 1, 1900), Benjamin F. Stapleton is found in Denver, Colorado, he's a lodger in house #1, single, a license clerk, born in November of 1869 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old.

On page 17 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Denver) in Arapahoe County, Colorado (dated June 7, 1900), Charles R. Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a city salesman, born in October of 1847 in New York, parents born in New York, married for 29 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Emma C. (wife, born in New York, parents born in New York, married for 29 years, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 48), Lena B. (daughter, single, stenographer, born in Michigan, age 25), Metta L. (daughter, single, not working, born in Michigan, age 23), and Florence (daughter, born in June of 1891 in Colorado, age 8).

On page 2 of the 1900 census for District 121 (Denver) in Arapahoe County, Colorado (dated June 1, 1900), William A. Freeland is listed as the head of the household for house #22, he's a clerk, born in March of 1862 in England, parents born in England, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1882, married for 18 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth P. (wife, born in June of 1859 in England, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1882, married for 18 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 40), Harry (son, born in September of 1884 in Michigan, age 15), Mabel (daughter, born in August of 1886 in Michigan, age 13), Hilda (daughter, born in April of 1889 in Michigan, age 11), and Stanley (son, born in March of 1891 in Michigan, age 9).

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 191 (Denver) in Denver County, Colorado (dated April 26, 1910), Emma C. Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #213, she's widowed, not working, born in New York, parents born in New York, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are Lena B. Stapleton (daughter, married, born in Michigan, parents born in New york, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, she hasn't had any children, age 32), Benj. B. Stapleton (son-in-law, married, lawyer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 38), Metta L. Gremmels (daughter, widowed, stenographer, born in Michigan, parents born in New York, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 3), Frances Gremmels (granddaughter, born in Colorado, father born in New York, mother born in Michigan, age 3), and Florence Collin (daughter, single, born in Colorado, father born in New York, mother born in Michigan, age 18).

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 188 (Denver) in Denver County, Colorado (dated April 20, 1910), William H. Freeland is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a retail hardware salesman, born in England, parents born in England, 1st marriage, married for 27 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth W. (wife, born in England, parents born in England, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 51), Mabel (daughter, single, piano and organ teacher, born in Michigan, age 24), Hilda M. (daughter, single, clerk, born in Michigan, age 22), and Arthur S. [Arthur Stanley] (son, single, wholesale supply salesman, born in Michigan, age 21).

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 20 (Denver) in Denver County, Colorado (dated January 2, 1920), Benjamin Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a postmaster in the post office, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mable (wife, born in Michigan, parents born in Bermuda, age 33), and Benjamin Jr. (son, born in Colorado, age 10 months).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 16-103 (Denver) in Denver County, Colorado (dated April 3, 1930), Benjamin F. Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's the mayor of Denver, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 22, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Mabel F. (wife, born in Michigan, parents born in England, first married at 30, age 42), Benjamin F. Jr. (son, born in Colorado, age 11), and Lois J. (daughter, born in Colorado, age 4 years 5 months).

    The children of BENJAMIN STAPLETON and MABEL FREELAND are:

    1. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STAPLETON JR., b. 1919, Colorado.
    2. LOIS J. STAPLETON, b. 1925, Kentucky.







SANFORD L. STAPLETON, son of ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS and SAMUEL STAPLETON, was born in August of 1871 in Kentucky, and died June 21, 1949 in Wright County, Minnesota. He married CLARA BELLE STAFFORD, daughter of JESSE STAFFORD and GEORGE ANN TURNER, about 1905. She was born December 11, 1883 in Kentucky, and died October 3, 1936 in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho.

Notes: Jesse Stafford's obituary:

     "Considerably more than one hundred years ago, while the United States was still a young nation, fate and circumstances brought together two young people, a girl named Colista Knott who was born in New York State, and John Stafford, a Virginian. Both of good old pioneer stock, they were each fine young folk. The story as to how they met is not now to be repeated, but it was quite a romantic meeting and match as they became attached to each other and were married. To this union were born twelve children, of whom Jesse Stafford, later known to his many friends here in Paintsville and Johnson County as 'Uncle Jess,' was the youngest. As he had a son Jesse he was known also as Jesse Stafford, Sr. Born in 1848, while the gold rush was on to California, when Zachary Taylor was President, and while there were then only 27 states in our nation Jesse Stafford was a child when the country around Paintsville was much different than now. EH [sic] has been blessed with a long life and he had the opportunity to live while and when things were here practically as they were in the Revolutionary days, and he continued a very active and industrious life through the changing times and lived to witness astounding changes. His Father John Stafford lived in the vicinity of Paintsville long before Johnson County was organized and Jesse Stafford knew Paintsville as a tiny village in those days, yet lived to see a fine and modern little city. And during those years the work he did helped to make the country what it is today, and he sure did his part, as he was from youth a very active and energetic man. And the friends he made. Numbers and numbers of fine old pioneer settlers he knew, dealt with and loved and none of them were ever heard to say but what Jess's word was his bond and he was therefore highly respected and loved as a good citizen and an honest industrious man. His philosophy of life covered the facts that he believed in the people of this country; he believed in the future growth and development of the country from early in his life and he believed any young man who would be industrious and honest had as good a chance here as elsewhere and could make a living. He followed out this line of belief and action and steadfastly continued in the same until the very day of his death, which occurred at his home in Paintsville, Thursday, May 9, 1935. Jesse Stafford was a man of profound faith and conviction in respect to these and other fundamental principles of life and he fully believed in his opinions and convictions, although always expressing the belief that others ad equal right to their opinions. He expressed himself fortunate in two special factors in his life which he always said meant his success and his salvation. One was that he met and married George Ann Turner on the 1st day of November 1868, and with whom he live in great felicity for more than 66 years. They never in that time spent an anniversary of their wedding day apart. The other great thing for which he was especially proud was the fact that about 60 years ago while still in his youth he joined the Christian Church. He was proud of the fact that he had what he thought to be the best people to live among a large family of children who he always loved and said were good to him, all inalterable Christian faith, and the best wife in the world, and growing and expanding opportunities to make a living. These things eh maintained were enough to make any man happy and to prepare him for heaven. So he grew up here, married here, worked here and lived here busy, active and happy until the very last hour of his life, for he was talking with friends and attending to business up to within two house of his death. He died peacefully on Thursday May 9, 1935, aged 85 years, four months and ten days, leaving those to mourn him his aged and much loved, and highly respected widow George Ann Stafford, who is of he same high order and holds the same high ideals of life as her husband who has gone before. In her hour of extremity and sorrow and irreparable loss, she is sustained by her unalterable and staunch faith that they will meet again. And she says may it be soon, God's will be done. The host of good friends gathered with hearts full of love bringing beautiful tokens of flowers and the funeral services were splendidly conducted by the good man his pastor, John Stambaugh. All the children were present excepting Mrs. Flora Swetnam, who is in New Mexico, and was not physically able to make the long trip and Mrs. Clara Stapleton, who lives in Idaho and the distance being too far to allow of her timely arrival. All the children are W. H. Stafford, Huntington, W. Va. , Harry G. Stafford, Jesse Stafford, Jr., and Ralph Stafford of Paintsville; Rosa Spradlin, Volga, Ky; Flora Swetnam of New Mexico.; Beatrice Grisby of Sardis, Ky.; Mollie Litman, Catlettsburg, Ky.; Clara Stapleton, Nez Perece, Idaho, Tow of the children, Louisa and Calista died when very young. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church of Paintsville and burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Jesse Stafford (age 18) married Georgana Turner on November 1, 1868 in Johnson County.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, there was a Sanford L. Stapleton who died June 21, 1949 in Wright County.

According to Idaho death record transcripts, Clara Belle Stapleton was born December 11, 1883, and died October 3, 1936 in Lewiston, Nez Perce County.

On page 33 of the 1900 census for District 245 (New Whatcom) in Whatcom County, Washington (dated June 14, 1900), Sanford Stapleton is found living in what appears to be a boarding house (house #360). He's single, a day laborer, born in August of 1871 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old.

On page 33 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), Jesse Stafford is listed as the head of the household for house #241, he's a farmer, born in December of 1850 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 32 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are George Ann (wife, born in May of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 32 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living, age 51), Harry (son, married, farm laborer, born in April of 1879 in Kentucky, married for 5 years, age 23), Rafe (son, single, teacher, born in March of 1991 in Kentucky, age 19), Clara (daughter, born in December of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Jesse (son, born in August of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), and William (son, single, farm laborer, born in September of 1868 in Kentucky, age 31).

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 49 (Pierpoint) in Douglas County, Washington (dated May 14, 16, & 17, 1910), Sanford Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for family #72 [the houses aren't numbered], he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Clara B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 27), Audrey L. (daughter, born in Washington, age 4), and Harold (son, born in Washington, age 2).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 137 (Nezperce) in Lewis County, Idaho (dated January 20, 1920), Sanford Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #178, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Clara B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37), Audrey L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Harold (son, born in Washington, age 12), Agatha P. (daughter, born in Idaho, age 9), and Opal (daughter, born in Idaho, age 6).

On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 31-19 (West Nezperce) in Lewis County, Idaho (dated April 15 & 16, 1930), Sanford Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 33, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 47), Harold (son, single, not working, born in Washington, age 22), and Opal (daughter, born in Idaho, age 16).

    The children of SANFORD STAPLETON and CLARA STAFFORD are:

    1. AUDREY L. STAPLETON, b. 1906, Washington.
    2. HAROLD STAPLETON, b. 1908, Washington.
    3. AGATHA P. STAPLETON, b. 1911, Idaho.
    4. OPAL STAPLETON, b. 1914, Idaho.







MURZIE STAPLETON, daughter of ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS and SAMUEL STAPLETON, was born October 9, 1873 in Kentucky, died April 26, 1959 in Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota, and is buried in Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota. She married ALEXANDER GRANT "SANDY" VAUGHAN, son of HENRY STEPHEN VAUGHAN and MARY ELIZABETH TURNER, about 1892. He was born in November of 1867 in Kentucky, and died December 24, 1943 in Wright County, Minnesota.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Martha Vaughan was born May 26, 1856 in Johnson County to Henry S. Vaughan and Mary A. Turner, and Jesseca T. Vaughan was born in February of 1859 in Johnson County to Henry S. Vaughan and Mary A. Turner.

Mary Turner Vaughan's name is listed as Mary Elizabeth Vaughan, her husband's as Henry Stephen Vaughan, and her parents as Sylvester Burgess and Jane Stafford on her death certificate (1840-1935).

According to her obituary, Mary E. Vaughan, was born March 22, 1840, died December 9, 1935 at home in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, following a lengthy illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Volga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge H. S. Vaughan, in 1908. He was County Judge of Johnson County from 1875 to 1879. She was also preceded in death by 1 son, Fred A. Vaughan; 2 daughters, Mrs. Patton Williams, and Isabella Vaughan; 1 step-son, Bascom Vaughan; and 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Jessie Vaughan Hager and Mrs. Martha Vaughan Brown. She was survived by 2 sons, A. G. Vaughan (of Cokato, Minnesota) and B. R. Vaughan (Kenova, West Virginia); and 3 daughters, Mrs. W. H. Muncy (Greenup, Kentucky), Mrs. Marion Williams (Volga), and Miss Maude Vaughan (Volga). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Merzie Stapleton Vaughan (age 85), daughter of the late Samuel and Jane Williams Stapleton who were both natives of Johnson County, was a 50 year resident of Minnesota at the time of her death. She died April 25, 1959 in Cokato, Minnesota after a short illness, and was buried in Cokato. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy Vaughan, who was a brother of Miss Maude Vaughan and the late Mrs. Jennie Williams, both of Volga in Johnson County. She was survived by 3 daughters; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mayme Carey (of Washington) and Mrs. Christian [Christena] Gilmer (Minnesota). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Murzie Vaughan was born October 9, 1873, and died April 26, 1959 in Wright County. Her mother's maiden name is listed as Williams.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Alexander Grant Vaughn died December 24, 1943 in Wright County.

On page 41 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1870), Henry Vaughn is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a cabinet maker, born in Virginia, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 32), George B. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha (born in Kentucky, age 14), Jessicca (born in Kentucky, age 11), Mary A. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Alexander J. (born in Kentucky, age 2), Alice (born in May of 1870 in Kentucky, age 1 month), John (cabinet maker, born in Virginia, age 69), and Issabella (born in Virginia, age 67).

On page 13 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1880), Henry S. Vaughan is listed as the head of the household for house #224, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), George B. (son, single, teacher, born in Kentucky, age 25), Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Alexander J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Lou E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Jennie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Fred (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Isabella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), John Vaughan (father, not working, born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia, age 79), and Isabella (mother, not working, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 77).

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 230 (Middleville) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated June 12, 1900), Sam Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in March of 1847 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 32 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Eliza J. (wife, born in April of 1851 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 32 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 49), Christina (daughter, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Mamie (daughter, born in October of 1892 in Minnesota, age 7), Sandy Vaughn (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in November of 1867 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, age 32), Murzie Vaughn (daughter, married, born in October of 1873 in Kentucky, married for 8 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 26), Nora Vaughn (granddaughter, born in December of 1894 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), and Siply Vaughn (granddaughter, born in February of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 206 (Annandale) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated April 19, 1910), Alexander G. Grant is listed as the head of the household for house #68, he's a confectionary retail merchant, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 18 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Murzie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 35), Nora J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Siplie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Susamay (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 9), and Edrie G. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 1 year 6 months).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 82 (Annandale) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated January 7 & 8, 1920), Alexander G. Vaughan is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a schoolwagon driver, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Murcie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 48), Edrie G. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 11), Thrig Lee (boarder, male, single, blacksmith, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Germany, age 34), and Orlin A. Ness (boarder, male, single, railroad operator, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota, age 19.

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 86-10 (Cokato) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated April 11, 1930), Alexander J. Vaughan is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Merzie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 57), Edrie G. [hard to read] (daughter, aingle, public school teacher, born in Minnesota, age 21), Anna A. Knoll (roomer, single, waitress in a restaurant, born in Minnesota, parents born in Poland, age 16), and Arthur M. Anderson (roomer, single, railroad depot agents' helper, born in Minnesota, father born in Denmark, mother born in Minnesota, age 18).

    The children of MURZIE STAPLETON and SANDY VAUGHAN are:

    1. NORA J. VAUGHAN, b. December 12, 1893, Kentucky, d. March 1989, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, m. WILLIAM EMIL OLETZKE.
    2. SIPLIE VAUGHAN, b. February 1898, Kentucky.
    3. SUSIE MAY VAUGHAN, b. 1901, Minnesota.
      Notes: Susie May Vaughan is found living with her sister Nora in 1920.
    4. EDRIE G. VAUGHAN, b. 1908, Minnesota.







NORA J. VAUGHAN, daughter of MURZIE STAPLETON and ALEXANDER GRANT "SANDY" VAUGHAN, was born December 12, 1893 in Kentucky, and died in March of 1989 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. She married WILLIAM EMIL OLETZKE, son of JOHN OLETZKE and CAROLINE C. (unknown last name), about 1913. He was born December 10, 1891 in Annandale, Wright County, Minnesota, and died in September of 1983 in Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado

Notes: Caroline Oletzke's maiden name was reportedly Caroline Ramm.

When William Emil Oletzke's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Sisseton, South Dakota, he stated that he was a self-employed blacksmith, that he was married and had a child, and that he was born December 10, 1892 in Annandale, Minnesota. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had gray eyes and dark brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Nora J. Oletzke was born December 12, 1893, and died in March of 1989. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Colorado, and her last place of residence was in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, William Oletzke was born December 10, 1891, and died in September of 1983. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Colorado, and his last place of residence was in Lakewood, Jefferson County Colorado.

On page 17 of the 1900 census for District 222 (Corinna) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated June 1, 1900), John Oletcky is listed as the head of the household for house #158, he's a farmer, born in November of 1848 in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1881, married for 11 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Caroline (wife, born in March of 1864 in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1889, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 36), Lizzie (daughter, born in January of 1884 in Minnesota, age 16), John (son, born in June of 1890 in Minnesota, age 9), William (son, born in December of 1891 in Minnesota, age 8), Frida (daughter, born in July of 1894 in Minnesota, age 5), Ludwig (son, born in August of 1895 in Minnesota, age 4), and Mary (daughter, born in December of 1898 in Minnesota, age 1).

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 206 (Corinna) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated May 6 & 9, 1910), John Oletzke is listed as the head of the household for house #274, he's a farmer, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, 3rd marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Carolina C. (wife, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 46), John C. (son, born in Minnesota, age 19), William F. (son, born in Minnesota, age 18), Freda E. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 16), and Mary A. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 11).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 259 (Sisseton) in Roberts County, South Dakota (dated January 12, 1920), Wm. E. Oletzke is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a blacksmith with his own shop, born in Minnesota, parents born in Germany, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Nora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), Ruth E. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 5), June Vaughn (daughter, born in South Dakota, age 5 months), Susie Mae (sister-in-law, single, clerk, born in Minnesota, parents born in Kentucky, age 19) Jennie Simonson (servant, single, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated to the United States in 1905, not a citizen, age 19), and Hartwig Oletzke (cousin, single, salesman in a general store, born in South Dakote, father born on the ocean, mother born in Germany, age 19).

On page 25 of the 1930 census for District 16-31 (Denver) in Denver County, Colorado (dated April 9, 1930), William Oletzke is listed as the head of the household for house #204, he's a telephone line man, born in Minnesota, parents born in Germany, first married at age 21, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Nora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 36, Ruth (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 15), June (daughter, born in South Dakota, age 10), and Gerald Gilmer [hard to read] (cousin, single, bookkeeper, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Kentucky, age 21). Gerald Gilmer was the son of Nora's Aunt Christena.

    The children of NORA VAUGHAN and WILLIAM OLETZKE are:

    1. RUTH E. OLETZKE, b. 1915, Minnesota.
    2. JUNE VAUGHAN OLETZKE, b. 1919, South Dakota.







CHRISTENA STAPLETON, daughter of ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS and SAMUEL STAPLETON, was born February 19, 1886 in Kentucky, and died May 17, 1970 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married SAMUEL WESLEY GILMER, son of DAVID GILMER and (unknown), about 1906. He was born in July of 1883 in Minnesota, and died August 7, 1949 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Notes: Sam Gilmer's mother was reportedly Janet "Nettie" Beggs, and on page 12 of the 1880 census for District 69 (Middleville) in Wright County, Minnesota, David Gilmer's wife is listed as Nettie.

When Samuel Wesley Gilmer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Litchfield, Minnesota, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Kemball, Stearns County, Minnesota, that his closest relative was his wife, Christina Gilmer, and that he was born July 3, 1883. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and "Brown Bald" hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Christena Gilmer was born February 16, 1886, and died in May of 1970. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Minnesota, and her last place of residence was in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Christena S. Gilmer was born February 19, 1886, and died May 17, 1970 in Hennepin County. Her mother's maiden name is listed as Williams.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Samuel Wesley Gilmer died August 7, 1949 in Hennepin County.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 231 (Middleville) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated June 12, 1900), David Gilmer is listged as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, widowed, born in May of 1855 in Canada, father born in Ireland, mother born in Canada, immigrated to the United States in 1875, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Samuel (son, born in July of 1883 in Minnesota, parents born in Canada, age 16), Bertha (daughter, born in October of 1885 in Minnesota, parents born in Canada, age 14), Earl (son, farm laborer, born in August of 1894 in Minnesota, parents born in Canada, age 5), and Elmer Jackson (nephew, farm laborer, born in November of 1883 in Dakota, parents born in Canada, age 16).

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 205 (Cokato) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated April 26 & 27, 1910), Samuel W. Gilmer is listed as the head of the household for house #38, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Canada, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Christina (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 24), James W. (son, born in Minnesota, age 3), and Chester J. (son, born in Minnesota, age 1 year 7 months).

On page 26 of the 1920 census for District 88 (Cokato) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated January 21 & 22, 1920), Samuel W. Gilmer is listed as the head of the household for house #62, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, parents born in Canada, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Christine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Wesley (son, born in Minnesota, age 12), Gerald (son, born in Minnesota, age 10), and Margorie (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 9).

On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 86-9 (Cokato) in Wright County, Minnesota (dated April 19, 21, & 22, 1930), Sam W. Gilmer is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a dairy and grain farmer, born in Minnesota, parents born in Canada, first married at age 22, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Christine (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 44), Wesley J. (son, single, dairy and grain farmer, born in Minnesota, age 22), Margie M. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 19), and Dennis D. Gilmer (nephew, born in Minnesota, parents born in Minnesota, age 14).

    The children of CHRISTENA STAPLETON and SAM GILMER are:

    1. JAMES WESLEY GILMER, b. 1907, Minnesota.
    2. CHESTER GERALD GILMER, b. 1908, Minnesota.
      Notes: Gerald Gilmer is found living with his cousin Nora in 1930.
    3. MARGORIE M. GILMER, b. 1911, Minnesota.







MAYME STAPLETON, daughter of ELIZA JANE WILLIAMS and SAMUEL STAPLETON, was born in October of 1892 in Minnesota. She married GAIL BENTON CAREY, son of EMANUEL B. CAREY and MATTIE E. (unknown last name), about 1918. He was born November 1, 1895 in Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington.

Notes: There is a Silbith M. Stapleton in the with the family in the 1905 census that could be Silbith Mamie Stapleton.

Mayme Stapleton Carey reportedly died in 1962 in Yakima, Washington, and Gail Carey in 1957 in Cowiche, Washington.

When Gail Benton Carey's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in East Nezperce, Lewis County, Idaho, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer, that he was single, and that he was born November 1, 1895 in Sprague, Washington. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had gray eyes and dark brown hair.

When Gail Benton Carey's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 25, 1942 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, he stated that he was self-employed, that the person who would always know his address was Mrs. Gail Carey of Cowiche, Washington, and that he was born November 1, 1895 in Sprague, Washington. He was found to be 5 feet 11 inches tall, he weighed 180 pounds, and he had gray eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion.

On page 15 of the 1900 census for District 84 (Nez Perce) in Nez Perce County, Idaho (dated June 11, 1900), Emmanuel B. Carey [hard to read] is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in June of 1865 in Oregon, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa, married for 12 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Mattie E. (wife, born in August of 1869 in Oregon, parents birthplace is blank, married for 12 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 30), Clem A. (son, born in September of 1888 in Washington, age 11), Lester E. (son, born in June of 1891 in Washington, age 8), Buelah [sic] (daughter, born in March of 1894 in Washington, age 6), and Gale S. (son, born in November of 1895 in Washington, age 4).

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 221 (Nez Perce) in Nez Perce County, Idaho (dated April 15, 1910), Emanuel B. Carey is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a retired farmer, born in Oregon, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Mattie S. (wife, born in Oregon, father born in Missouri, mother born in Oregon, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 40), Earl L. [Earl Lester] (son, clerk in a dry food store, born in Washington, age 19), Beulah (daughter, born in Washington, age 16), and Gail Benton (son, born in Washington, age 14).

On pages 12 & 13 of the 1920 census for District 187 (Cowiche) in Yakima County, Washington (dated January 26, 26, 27, & 28, 1920), Gail B. Carey is listed as the head of the household for house #131, he's a farmer, born in Washington, parents born in Oregon, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Mamie (wife, born in Minnesota, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Minnesota, age 26), Gail B. (son, born in Idaho, age 8 months), Buela K. (sister, single, primary school teacher, born in Washington, parents born in Oregon, age 25), and Jane Stapleton (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Minnesota, parents born in the United States, age 70).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 39-37 (Cowiche) in Yakima County, Washington (dated April 16, 1930), Gail B. Carey is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a farmer, born in Washington, parents born in Oregon, first married at age 22, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Mayme S. (wife, school teacher, born in Minnesota, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 37), and Gail Jr. (son, born in Idaho, age 10). They are living next to Gail's parents.

    The child of MAYME STAPLETON and GAIL CAREY is:

    1. GAIL B. CAREY JR., b. 1920, Idaho.







MARY M. WILLIAMS, daughter of CHRISTENE SALYER and JOHN M. WILLIAMS, was born March 20, 1854 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 22, 1933 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, and is buried in Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. She married (1) JEFFERSON PRESTON, son of WILLIAM PRESTON and SUSANNAH MURRAY. He was born in June of 1850 in Kentucky. She married (2) GEORGE W. WITTEN, son of GEORGE HAMILTON WITTEN and MARTHA ANN BUTLER, December 20, 1878 in Johnson County. He was born January 15, 1854 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Mary Williams can be found on page 288 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

George W. Witten was the brother of Martha Jane Witten.

Susannah Murray's maiden name was confirmed by finding the birth records of 3 of her children; Martin (b. 1854), Sanford (b. 1856), and Kenis (b. 1856).

According to Kentucky birth records, Mary M. Williams was born March 20, 1854 in Johnson County to John M. Williams and Cristena Salyers.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, George W. Witten was born January 15, 1854 in Johnson County to George H. Witten and Martha Ann Butler.

According to Kentucky marriage records and transcripts, Geo. W. Witten (age 24, 1st marriage, farmer, b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky) married Mary Preston (age 24, 2nd marriage, b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky) on December 20, 1878 in Johnson County.

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, Mary M. Witten, daughter of Jno. M. Williams (b. Paintsville, Kentucky) and Christena Salyer (b. Paintsville), was living in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, at the time of her death. She was born March 20, 1854 in Pennsylvaniaintsville [sic], Kentucky, died November 22, 1933 in Cabell, West Virginia, and was buried November 23, 1933 in Woodmere Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Geo. W. Witten.

According to Ohio death records, there was a George Whitten who died June 2, 1928 in Franklin County.

On page 61 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 12, 1850), William Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #402, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Susan (born in Kentucky, age 22), Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 2), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 1), and Jefferson (born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 57 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1860), Hamilton Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #358, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Martha A. (born in Kentucky, age 35), Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Wm. W. (born in Kentucky, age 9), G. W. (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Florance B. (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 62 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1860), William Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #395, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Susan (born in Kentucky, age 32), Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 13), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Jefferson (born in Kentucky, age 10), Sarah E. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Martin (born in Kentucky, age 6), Sanford (born in Kentucky, age 4), Kenas H. (born in Kentucky, age 2), Levina (born in Kentucky, age 5 months), and Nancy Gibbs (born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 30 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 23, 1870), George H. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #200, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Martha (born in Kentucky, age 43), William W. (born in Kentucky, age 19), George W. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Florence Belle (born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 9), and James F. (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On pages 28 & 29 of the 1870 census for Toms Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 23, 1870), William Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #192, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Susan (born in Kentucky, age 43), Jefferson (born in Kentucky, age 20), Martin (born in Kentucky, age 16), Sandford (born in Kentucky, age 12), Kenis F. (born in Kentucky, age 10), Lavina (born in Kentucky, age 14), Angelina (born in Kentucky, age 8), Princilla (born in Kentucky, age 6)), William M. C. (born in Kentucky, age 4), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 1), Leah P. Castle (born in Kentucky, age 22), Clarissa Castle (born in Kentucky, age 14), Marion Castle (born in Kentucky, age 13), and Julia Castle (born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), George W. Whitten is listed as the head of the household for house #1, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Mary M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Kendrix [hard to read] (son, born in January of 1880 in Kentucky, age 5 months), and Hansford Preston (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 14 of the 1900 census for District 50 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), George W. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #120, he's a physician, born in January of 1853 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mary A. [hard to read] (wife, born in March of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 46), John M. (son, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Hamilton (son, born in July of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Martha J. (daughter, born in December of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Ben. F. (son, born in February of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), and Powell (son, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), George W. Witten is listed as the head of his household for house #74, he's a physician, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 30 years, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Mary M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 30 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 56), Foster H. (son, single, brakeman on the railroad, born in Kentucky, age 21), Martha J. (daughter, public school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 19), Ben F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Pall S. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and George H. Witten (father, widowed, own income [retired], born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 86).

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 141 (Valley Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 20, 1920), George W. Whitten is listed as the head of the household for house #129, he's not working, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, age 64), and Martha (daughter, single, stenographer in a store, born in Ohio, age 26).

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 6-8 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated April 11, 1930), Mary Whitten is listed as the head of the household for house #320, she's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16 [although there's a line drawn through it], and she's 76 years old. Also listed are Martha (daughter, single, stenographer in a court house, born in Kentucky, age 35), Ben F. (son, married, motorman for an electric railroad, born in Kentucky, first married at 33, age 34), and Maude (daughter-in-law, married, nurse at a state hospital, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, first married at 31, age 32).

    The child of MARY WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON PRESTON is:

    1. HANSFORD PRESTON, b. 1873, Kentucky, d. January 26, 1940, Douglas County, Washington, m. EXER WALTERS.

    The children of MARY WILLIAMS and GEORGE WITTEN are:

    1. JOHN M. WITTEN, b. November 26, 1881, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 14, 1953, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, m. ELIZA ADAMS.
    2. FOSTER HAMILTON WITTEN, b. July 11, 1888, Willard, Carter County, Kentucky, m. ELSIE A. (unknown last name).
    3. MARTHA JANE WITTEN, b. December 18, 1890, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 21, 1990, buried in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Martha Jane Witten (age 100), daughter of the late George and Mary Witten, was a former bookkeeper for the Cabell County Sheriff's Department. She was born December 18, 1890 in Johnson County, died December 21, 1990, and was buried in Woodmere Memorial Park. She was survived by several nieces and nephews. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Martha J. Witten was born December 18, 1890, and died December 21, 1990. She received her
    4. BENJAMIN F. WITTEN, b. February 1894, Kentucky, d. September 10, 1942, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, buried in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, m. MAUD L. about 1929. She was b. 1898, Ohio.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Ben F. Witten was killed by a train in September of 1942 in Marion, Ohio, while trying to cross the tracks. His funeral was held in Huntington, West Virginia. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Ohio death records, Benjamin F. Witten died September 10, 1942 in Marion County.
      On page 6 of the 1920 census for District Engineers Compound in Germany (dated April 30, 1920), Benjamin F. Witten is a soldier in the First Regiment of Company B, he enlisted in Lucasville, Ohio, was born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old.
      On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 6-8 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated April 11, 1930), Mary Whitten is listed as the head of the household for house #320, she's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16 [although there's a line drawn through it], and she's 76 years old. Also listed are Martha (daughter, single, stenographer in a court house, born in Kentucky, age 35), Ben F. (son, married, motorman for an electric railroad, born in Kentucky, first married at 33, age 34), and Maude (daughter-in-law, nurse at a state hospital, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, first married at 31, age 32).
      On page 9 of the 1940 census for District 21-8 (Delaware) in Delaware County, Ohio (dated April 9, 10, & 11, 1940) Benjamin Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a filling station attendant, born in Kentucky, he was living in Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1935, 8th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed is Maud L. (wife, seamstress, born in Ohio, she was living in Wayne County, Kentucky, in 1935, 8th grade education, age 42).
    5. POWELL WITTEN, b. January 1896, Kentucky, d. November 13, 1959, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, m. EDNA CAUDILL.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Powell Witten (age 63), son of the late George and Mary Williams Witten, was a veteran of World War I. He died November 13, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio, following an extended illness, and was buried in a Huntington, West Virginia, cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Edna Caudill Witten (from Denver, Kentucky); 1 brother, N. K. Witten (of Kenova, West Virginia); and 1 sister, Miss Martha Witten (Huntington). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.) Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia.







HANSFORD PRESTON, son of MARY M. WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON PRESTON, was born about 1873 in Kentucky, and died January 26, 1940 in Douglas County, Washington. He married EXER WALTERS, daughter of WINFREY H. WALTERS and ELIZABETH PRESTON, January 12, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born March 23, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died in February of 1969, in Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington.

Notes: Winfrey H. Waters was the brother of William J. Walters.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Winfrey Walters (b. Johnson County. single, age 21) married Elizabeth Preston (b. Johnson County. single, age 13) on October 11, 1854 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth records, Exer Walters was born March 23, 1876 in Johnson County to Winfrey H. Walters (b. Johnson County) and Elizabeth Preston (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Hansford Preston (age 28, b. Johnson County, parents b. Johnson County) married Exer Walter (age 24, b. Johnson County, parents b. Johnson County) on January 12, 1901 in Johnson County.

According to Washington death record transcripts, Hansford Preston died January 26, 1940 in Douglas County at the age of 67.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Exer Preston was born March 23, 1876, and died in February of 1969. She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Washington, and her last place of residence was in Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington.

On page 5 of the 1880 census for District 47 (Toms Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), Winfrey H. Walters is listed as the head of the household for house #221, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Elizebeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Elizebeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), James P. (son, married within the calender year, born in Kentucky, age 19), John M. (son, married within the calender year, born in Kentucky, age 17), Shadrick (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Juda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), William J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ulisses (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Lafaett (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Elizebeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Exer (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Mary Elisebeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Nann (daughter-in-law, married during the calender year, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky age 16), Sarah (daughter-in-law, married during the calender year, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky age 16), and John C. Walters (father, widowed, not working, born in Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 73).

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Winfrey H. Walter is listed as the head of the household for house #10, he's a farmer, born in August of 1833 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, married for 45 years, and he's 66 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in November of 1840 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 45 years, she's given birth to 15 children and 13 are still living, age 59), Exer (daughter, single, school teacher, born in March of 1876 in Kentucky, age 24), and Susie (daughter, born in November of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 51 (Sagebrush) in Douglas County, Washington (dated May 10, 1910), Hansford Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 8 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Exer (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 35), Alice (daughter, born in Washington, age 6), Jeff (son, born in Washington, age 3), John (son, born in Washington, age 1 year 8 months), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Washington, age 8 months), and Arba Walter [Arba Walters] (lodger, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 57 (Coulee) in Grant County, Washington (dated January 3, 1920), Hanford Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer in Douglas County, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Exer (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 43), Alice (daughter, born in Washington, age 15), Jeff (son, born in Washington, age 13), John D. (son, born in Washington, age 11), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Washington, age 9), and Exer L. (daughter, born in Washington, age 3 years 11 months).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 9-23 (Pierpoint) in Douglas County, Washington (dated April 17, 1930), Hansford Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, an he's 57 years old. Also listed are Exer (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 27, age 56), John D. (son, single, not working, born in Washington, age 21), Bettie E. (daughter, born in Washington, age 20), and Exer L. (daughter, born in Washington, age 14). They are living next to daughter Alice.

    The children of HANSFORD PRESTON and EXER WALTERS are:

    1. ALICE V. PRESTON, b. April 13, 1904, Washington, d. November 3, 1904, Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington, m. WILLIAM F. MALONE.
    2. JEFF PRESTON, b. 1907, Washington.
      Notes: On pages 13 & 14 of the 1930 census for District 98-2 (Pikeville) in Pike County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), Edgar P. Walters is listed as the head of the household for house #144, he's a manager of a wholesale grocery, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Ada (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 49), Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), E. Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Jeff Preston (nephew, single, truck driver for a wholesale grocer, born in Washinton, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Blanche Johnson (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).
    3. JOHN D. PRESTON, b. 1908, Washington.
    4. ELIZABETH E. PRESTON, b. 1909, Washington.
    5. EXER L. PRESTON, b. 1916, Washington.







ALICE V. PRESTON, daughter of HANSFORD PRESTON and EXER WALTERS, was born April 13, 1904 in Washington, and died November 3, 1904 in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington. She married WILLIAM F. MALONE, son of GEORGE D. MALONE and NANCY M. (unknown last name), about 1926. He was born March 18, 1899 in Tennessee, and died March 30, 1975 in Ephrata, Grant County, Washington.

Notes: Nancy Malone's maiden name was reportedly Nancy Hicks.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alice Malone was born April 13, 1904, and died November 3, 1904. She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Washington, and her last place of residence was in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington.

According to Washington death record transcripts, Alice V. Malone was born about 1904, and died November 3, 1989 in Mt. Vernon at the age of 85.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, William Malone was born March 18, 1899, and died in March of 1975. He received his Social Security card in 1955-1956 in Washington, and his last place of residence was in Ephrata, Grant County, Washington.

According to Washington death record transcripts, William F. Malone died March 30, 1975 in Grant County at the age of 76. He was living in Ephrata, Washington at the time of his death.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 105 (Civil District 4) in Sullivan County, Tennessee (dated June 6, 1900), George D. Malone is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a farmer and carpenter, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, married for 8 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Nancy M. (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, married for 8 years, she hasn't had any children, age 39), Fannie M. (daughter, single, not working, born October of 1875 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 24), Ida I. (daughter, born in September of 1882 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 17), Cyntha A. (daughter, born in June of 1885 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 14), Samuel G. (son, born in July of 1887 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 12), John R. (son, born in February of 1893 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 7), Virgia A. (daughter, born in August of 1894 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 5), George P. (son, born in June of 1896 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 3), and William (son, born in March of 1899 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 1).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 44 (Leahy) in Douglas County, Washington (dated April 29, 1910), George D. Malone is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, 2nd marriage, married for 18 years, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Nancy M. (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, married for 18 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 48), John R. (son, born in Tennessee, age 17), Vergie C. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 15), George P. (son, born in Tennessee, age 12), William F. (son, born in Tennessee, age 11), Ressie M. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 8), Frank O. Brandt (son-in-law, widowed, farmer, born in Oregon, parents born in Germany, age 32), and Annie M. Brandt (grandchild, born in Washington, father born in Oregon, mother born in Tennessee, age 2).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Leahy) in Douglas County, Washington (dated January 2 & 3, 1920), Mrs. G. D. Malone is listed as the head of the household for house #4, she's a grain farmer, widowed, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are J. Roy (son, single, grain farmer, born in Tennessee, age 27), Wm. F. (son, single, grain farmer, born in Tennessee, age 20), and Ressie M. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 18).

On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 9-23 (Pierpoint) in Douglas County, Washington (dated April 19, 21, & 22), William F. Malone is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennesee, first married at age 27, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Alice V. (wife, born in Washington, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 25), and John P. (son, born in Washington, age 3).

    The child of ALICE PRESTON and WILLIAM MALONE is:

    1. JOHN P. MALONE, b. 1927, Kentucky.







JOHN M. WITTEN, son of MARY M. WILLIAMS and GEORGE W. WITTEN, was born November 26, 1881 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 14, 1953 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, and is buried in Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. He married ELIZA ADAMS, daughter of JESSE ADAMS and ELIZABETH FLAUGHER. She was October of 1884 in Kentucky, and died November 1, 1951 in Cabell County, West Virginia.

Notes: According to West Virginia death record transcripts, Elizabeth Flaugher Adams, daughter of J. P. Flaugher and Margaret McGuire, died March 27, 1937 in Cabell County, West Virginia. Her husband's name is listed as Jesse Adams.

When John M. Witten's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 9, 1918 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, he stated that he was a locomotive engineer for C & O Railroad in Huntington, that his closest relative was Eliza Witten of Huntington, and that he was born November 26, 1881. He was found to be tall and stout, and he had dark blue eyes and dark-colored hair.

When John M. Witten's World War I draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Cabell County, West Virginia, he stated that he was working for C & O Railway Company as an engineer in Huntington, West Virginia, that the person who would always know his addres was Mrs. J. M. Witten, and that he was born November 26, 1881 in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was found to be 6 feet 1 inch tall, he weighed 185 pounds, and he had blue eyes, black hair, and a light brown complexion.

According to his obituary, John M. Witten (age 71), son of the late George and Mary Williams Witten, was a retired C & O Railroad engineer, and had lived in Huntington, West Virginia, for the 40 years prior to his death. He was born in Paintsville, died February 14, 1953 in a Huntington hospital following a brief illness, and was buried in Woodmere Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza Adams Witten, in 1951. He was survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Christine Peters (of Huntington) and Mrs. John E. Thorn (Huntington); 3 brothers, N. K. Witten (Kenova), Foster H. Witten (Kecoughtan, Virginia), and Powell Witten (Columbus, Ohio); 1 sister, Miss Martha Witten (Huntington); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, John M. Witten, son of George W. Witten and Mary Williams, was born about 1882, and died February 14, 1953 in Huntington, Cabell County, at the age of 71.

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, Eliza Adams Witten, daughter of Jesse Adams and Elizebeth Flaugher, died November 1, 1951 in Cabell County, West Virginia.

On page 42 of the 1900 census for District 32 (Willard) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), Elizabeth Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #335, she's a postmistress, widowed, born in February of 1847 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 52 years old. Also listed is Eliza (daughter, born in October of 1884 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 39 of the 1910 census for District 45 (Maddox) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated May 4, 1910), John Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #344, he's a railroad fireman, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Cristena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated January 13, 1920), John M. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a locomotive engineer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Christine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and John R. (son, born in West Virginia, age 6).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 6-26 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated April 4, 1930), John M. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a railroad engineer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 45), Cristine (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Mary J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), and John R. (son, born in West Virginia, age 16).

    The children of JOHN WITTEN and ELIZA ADAMS are:

    1. CHRISTINE WITTEN, b. 1907, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PETERS.
    2. MARY J. WITTEN, b. 1909, Kentucky, m. JOHN E. THORN.
    3. JOHN R. WITTEN, b. 1914, West Virginia.







FOSTER HAMILTON WITTEN, son of MARY M. WILLIAMS and GEORGE W. WITTEN, was born July 11, 1888 in Willard, Carter County, Kentucky. He married ELSIE A. (unknown first name) about 1920. She was born about 1891 in New York.

Notes: Elsie Witten's name was reportedly Elsie A. Trott. Her Elsie Trott's step-father was a deputy sheriff in Kings County, New York, and Foster Witten was later a policeman in Nassau County, New York. Information on Elsie Trott will be included here.

When Foster Witten's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Grantsville, Calhoun County, West Virginia, he stated that he was unemployed and living at 2421 Adams Avenue in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, that the person who would always know his address was Martha Witten of the same address, and that he was born July 11, 1888 in Willard, Kentucky. He was found to be 6 feet tall, he weighed 180 pounds, and he had blue eyes, black hair (balding), and a ruddy complexion.

Mrs. Elsie A. Witten is listed in a 1942 city directory for Lockport, New York. Living with her is Mary P. Witten.

On page 10 of the 1892 census for Election District 3 in Ward 22 (Brookly) in Kings County, New York (dated February 16, 1892), Wm. Trott Jr. [William Trott Jr.] is listed as a bartender, born in the United States, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Pauline A. Trott (born in the United States, age 24), Florence M. Trott (born in the United States, age 3), Elsie A. Trott (born in the United States, age 2), and Wm. Trott (in the liquor industry, born in Germany, United States citizen, age 57).

On page 36 of the 1900 census for District 519 (Brooklyn) in Kings County, New York (dated June 14, 1900), Willam Fratt [sic] Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #155, he's a life insurance agent, born in November of 1866 in New York, parents born in Germany, married for 13 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Pauline (wife, born in May of 1869 in New York, father born in New York, mother born in Ireland, married for 13 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 33), Florence (daughter, born in February of 1889 in New York, age 11), and Elsie (daughter, born in April of 1890 in New York, age 10).

On page 23 of the 1910 census for District 826 (Brooklyn) in Kings County, New York (dated April 21, 1910), John Bulck Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a carpenter, born in New York, parents born in Germany, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Pauline A. (wife, born in New York, father born in New York, mother born in Ireland, 2nd marriage, married for 2 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 41), and Elsie A. Trott (step-daughter, born in New York, parents born in New York, age 19).

On page 6 of the 1915 census for District 17 (Brooklyn) in Kings County, New York (dated June 1, 1915), John Bulck Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's a deputy sheriff, born in the United States, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Pauline (wife, born in the United States, age 47), and Elsie A. Trott (daughter, born in the United States, age 25).

On page 22 of the 1920 census for District 157 (Brookhaven) in Suffolk County, New York (dated January 20, 1920), Foster Witten is found a soldier in Headquarters Company of the 41st Infantry of the United States Army. He's born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old.

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 31 (Lynbrook) in Nassau County, New York (dated January 12, 1920), Pauline Builk is listed as the head of the household for house #57, she's taking boarders in her home, widowed, born in New York, father born in New York, daughter born in Ireland, and she's 52 years old. Also listed are Florence Guilbert (daughter, widowed, not working, born in New York, parents born in New York, age 30), Elsie Trott (daughter, single, does needlework in a studio, born in New York, parents born in New York, age 27), Ruth Ely (boarder, single, public school teacher, born in New Jersey, parents born in New Jersey, age 22), and Mae Doscher (boarder, single, public school teacher, born in New York, father born in Germany, mother born in New York, age 19).

On page 18 of the 1925 census for District 44 (Hempstead) in Nassau County, New York (dated June 1, 1925), Forster Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a policeman, born in the United States, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Elsie A. (wife, born in the United States, age 35), Mary P. (daughter, born in the United States, age 4), and Forster (son, born in the United States, age 3).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 30-129 (Hempstead) in Nassau County, New York (dated April 4, 1930), Foster H. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's a Nassau County policeman, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 31, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Elsie A. (wife, born in New York, parents born in New York, first married at 29, age 39), Mary P. (daughter, born in New York, age 9), Foster H. Jr. (son, born in New York, age 7), and George R. (son, born in New York, age 2 years 7 months).

On page 31 of the 1945 census for Precinct 2 in Hillsborough County, Florida, Foster H. Witten is listed as a laborer, born in Kentucky, 12 years of education, and he's 55 years old.

    The children of FOSTER WITTEN and ELSIE (unknown first name) are:

    1. MARY P. WITTEN, b. 1921, New York.
    2. FOSTER HAMILTON WITTEN JR., b. 1922, New York.
    3. GEORGE R. WITTEN, b. 1927, New York.







POWELL J. WILLIAMS, son of CHRISTENE SALYER and JOHN M. WILLIAMS, was born December 26, 1857 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 9, 1918 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married MARY A. "MOLLIE" RULE, daughter of CHARLES GREEN RULE and PRISCILLA TURNER, May 21, 1879 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born February 14, 1863 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 17, 1937 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 289 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth records, Powell J. Williams was born December 26, 1857 in Johnson County to John M. Williams and Cristene Salyer. According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Powell J. Williams (age 21) married Mary A. Rule (age 16) on May 21, 1979 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Powell J. Williams died May 9, 1918 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from apoplexy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 23, 1858, his marital status as married, his occupation as steel worker, his parents as John Williams (b. Kentucky) and Christine Salyers (b. Kentucky), the informant as William McKenzie of Ashland, and the burial place as Oak Grove Cemetery in Ashland.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Powell J. Williams died May 9, 1918 in Boyd County at the age of 59.

According to her death certificate, Mollie Rule Williams died March 17, 1937 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from bronchial problems and influenza. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Staffordsville, Kentucky, her birth date as February 14, 1863, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Powell J. Williams, her parents as Green Rule (b. Scott County, Virginia) and Priscilla Turner (b. Johnson County, Kentucky), the informant as J. C. Williams of Ashland, and the burial place as Oak Grove Cemetery.

On page 13 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1870), Charles G. Rule is listed as the head of the household for house #90, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Pricilla (born in Kentucky, age 38), Mallard F. (born in Kentucky, age 17), Laura J. (born in Kentucky, age 14), and Mary (born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1881), John M. William is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, widowed, he has liver disease, born in Kentucky, parents born in Tennessee, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Powel J. (son, married, no occupation is listed, born in Kentucky, age 23), Marry (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Oscar (grandson, born in April of 1880 in Kentucky, age 2 months), and Harmon Crase (laborer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

On page 21 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Powel Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #169, he's a farmer, born in December of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Mollie (wife, born in February of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 37), Rouie (daughter, born in February of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Norris (son, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), and Charley (son, born in March of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Powell J. Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a stock dealer dealing in cattle, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage married for 30 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Mollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 47), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Carl Rice (servant, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), and Julia Salyer (servant, cook and housekeeper, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

    The children of POWELL WILLIAMS and MOLLIE RULE are:

    1. OSCAR WILLIAMS, b. April 1880, Kentucky.
    2. ROUIE WILLIAMS, b. February 19, 1882, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 21, 1923, Cherokee, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES RICE.
    3. NORRIS WILLIAMS, b. February 21, 1886, Kentucky, d. September 24, 1917, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Norris Williams died September 24, 1917 in Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, when he was in some kind of railroad car accident. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as February 21, 1886, his marital status as married, his occupation as railroad brakeman, his parents as Powell Williams (b. Kentucky) and Mollie Rule (b. Kentucky), the informant as J. E. Roberts of Jenkins, and the burial place as Paintsville, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Norris Williams died September 24, 1917 in Letcher County at the age of 31.
    4. CHARLES WILLIAMS, b. March 1893, Kentucky.







ROUIE WILLIAMS, daughter of POWELL J. WILLIAMS and MARY A. "MOLLIE" RULE, was born February 19, 1882 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 21, 1923 in Cherokee, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married CHARLES RICE about 1906. He was born about 1873 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Rouie Williams Rice died August 21, 1923 in Cherokee, Lawrence County, Kentucky from "Acute dilatation of heart." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as February 19, 1882, her marital status as married, her parents as Powell Williams (b. Johnson County) and Mollie Rule (b. Johnson County), and the burial place as Paintsville, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rouie Rice died August 21, 1923 in Lawrence County at the age of 41.

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 100 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated May 11, 1910), Charley Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #122, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Ruie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 28), and Glenn (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 134 (Cherokee) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 26, 1920), Charles Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #136, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Rouie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37), Glenn (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Gladis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

    The children of ROUIE WILLIAMS and CHARLEY RICE are:

    1. GLENN RICE, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    2. GLADYS RICE, b. May 10, 1919, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys Rice was born May 10, 1919 in Lawrence County to Rouie Williams.







ELIZABETH D. SALYER, daughter of FRANCES CONLEY and BENJAMIN H. SALYER, was born April 13, 1826 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died January 4, 1892. She married JOHN K. HOLBROOK, son of JOHN HOLBROOK and MARY (unknown last name). He was born February 10, 1822 in Kentucky, and died November 13, 1870.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 289 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. In that book it says that Elizabeth Salyer was born April 13, 1826 in Flat Gap, Kentucky, and married Benjamin Castle.

Mary Holbrook's maiden name was reportedly Mary Lyons.

A photo of her headstone shows that Elizabeth D. Holbrook, wife of John K. Holbrook, was born April 13, 1826, and died January 4, 1892.

A photo of his headstone shows that John K. Holbrook was born February 10, 1822, and died November 13, 1870.

On page 13 of the 1850 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated July 29, 1850), John K. Holbrook is listed as the head of the household for house #74, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 24), Wm. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Benj. (born in Kentucky, age 11 months). In house #71 is John H. Holbrook (farmer, born in North Carolina, age 65), Mary Holbrook (born in North Carolina, age 64), Mary Holbrook (born in Kentucky, age 23), and Thursey Holbrook (born in Kentucky, age 21).

On page 92 of the 1860 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated July 24, 1860), John K. Holbrook is listed as the head of the household for houae #604, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 33), Wm. H. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Bejamin [sic] (born in Kentucky, age 11), Mary F. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Laverna (born in Kentucky, age 8), Thursday (born in Kentucky, age 6), John C. B. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Jessee (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Precinct 4 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1870), John K. Holbrook is listed as thehead of the household for house #117, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 45), Benjamin F. (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Louanna (born in Kentucky, age 16), Thursie (born in Kentucky, age 15), Breckenridge (born in Kentucky, age 13), Jessie H. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Rebecca J. (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Elisha G. (born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 4 of the 1880 census for District 51 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1880), Brackenridge Holbrook is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth F. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, age 24), Stella M. (daughter, born in October of 1879 in Kentucky, age 7 months), Elizabeth D. Holbrook (mother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 54), Luanna Holbrook (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), and Rebecca J. Holbrook (sister, born in Kentucky, age 15).

    The children of ELIZABETH SALYER and JOHN HOLBROOK are:

    1. WILLIAM H. HOLBROOK, b. January 20, 1848, Kentucky, d. October 4, 1870, m. LOUISA C. (unknown last name).
      Notes: Louisa Holbrook's maiden name was reportedly Louisa C. Hamilton.
      A photo of his headstone shows that Wm. H. Holbrook was born January 20, 1848 and died October 4, 1870. He was reportedly buried in Holbrook Lyon Cemetery.
      On page 16 of the 1870 census for Precinct 4 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1870), William H. Holbrook is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Louisa C. (born in Kentucky, age 18). They are living next to Williams' parents.
    2. BENJAMIN HOLBROOK, b. 1848, Kentucky.
    3. MARY F. HOLBROOK, b. 1851, Kentucky.
    4. LOUANNA HOLBROOK, b. December 23, 1852, Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. December 2, 1922, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. MERIDITH G. SAGRAVES.
    5. THURSEY HOLBROOK, b. November 25, 1854, Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. before 1886, m. CHARLES LEANDER OSBORN.
    6. JOHN C. BRACKENRIDGE HOLBROOK, b. November 21, 1856, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. April 19, 1940, Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. ELIZABETH FRANCES GAMBILL.
    7. JESSE H. HOLBROOK, b. November 19, 1857, Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. January 7, 1944, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARGARET ANN "MAGGIE" WOODS, m. (2) FRANCES WORKMAN.
    8. JAMES M. HOLBROOK, b. October 5, 1860, d. April 25, 1862.
      Notes: A photo of his headstone shows that James M. Holbrook was born October 5, 1860, and died April 25, 1862.
    9. C. L. HOLBROOK, b. August 2, 1862, d. May 30, 1864.
      Notes: A photo of his headstone (and transcripts of) show that C. L. Holbrook was born August 2, 1862, and died May 30, 1864.
    10. REBECCA J. HOLBROOK, b. July 22, 1864, Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. March 10, 1950, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. ELIJAH J. "ELI" MOORE.
    11. ELISHA G. HOLBROOK, b. November 14, 1866, Kentucky, d. July 30, 1873.
      Notes: A photo of his headstone shows that Elisha G. Holbrook was born November 14, 1866, and died July 30, 1873.







LOUANNA HOLBROOK, daughter of ELIZABETH D. SALYER and JOHN K. HOLBROOK, was born December 23, 1852 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and died December 2, 1922 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Holbrook Cemetery in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married MERIDITH G. SAGRAVES, son of THOMAS SAGRAVES and ALMEDA EVANS, about 1887. He was born December 24, 1847 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 13, 1925 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Meridith G. Sagraves was the brother of Cynthia E. Sagraves.

A photo of their headstone shows that Merideth G. Sagraves lived from 1847 to 1925, and that Louanna lived from 1852 to 1922.

According to Kentucky birth records, Luanna Holbrook was born December 23, 1852 in Blaine, Lawrence County, to John Holbrook and Elizabeth Desalier.

According to her death certificate, Louanna Holbrook Sagraves died December 2, 1922 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from chronic interstitial nephritis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as December 23, 1852, her marital status as married, her parents as John K. Holbrook (b. Kentucky) and Elizabeth Salyers (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. R. C. Miller of Ashland, and the burial place as Holbrook Cemetery in Lawrence County.

According to his death certificate, Merodith G. Sagraves died June 13, 1925 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from uremia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, his birth date as December 24, 1849, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as retired farmer, his parents as Thomas Sagraves (b. Johnson County) and Mrs. Evans (b. Johnson County), and the informant as R. C. Miller of Ashland.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Merodith G. Sagraves died June 13, 1925 in Boyd County at the age of 76.

On page 24 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 17, 1850), Thomas Sagrave is listed as the head of the household for house #161, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old. Slson listed are Alineda (born in Virginia, age 22), Mereda G. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Milley M. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 97 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 13, 1860), Thomas Segraves is listed as the head of the household for house #615, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Almida (born in Virginia, age 33), Merida G. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Milla (female, born in Kentucky, age 11), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 9), Sevilla (born in Kentucky, age 6), William (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Rosanah [his birth record shows this child to be Ransom] (male, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 4 of the 1880 census for District 51 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1880), Brackenridge Holbrook is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth F. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, age 24), Stella M. (daughter, born in October of 1879 in Kentucky, age 7 months), Elizabeth D. Holbrook (mother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 54), Luanna Holbrook (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), and Rebecca J. Holbrook (sister, born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 33 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), Thos. Saggraves is listed as the head of the household for house #276, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Almedia (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 52), Merideth (son, single, teacher, born in Kentucky, age 30), Scintha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Winson (son, born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 31 of the 1900 census for District 71 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1900), Merida Segraves is listed as the head of the household for house #208, he's a match maker, born in December of 1847 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, married for 13 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Louannie (wife, born in December of 1852 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 47), and Bessie (daughter, born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Merida G. Sagraves is listed as the head of the household for house #187, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 23 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Lou A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 57), Roscoe (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, age 24), Bessie Miller (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 19), and Hazel Miller (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On pages 8 & 9 of the 1920 census for District 136 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 12, 13, & 14, 1920), Rosco C. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #79, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 1 month), Meredth Sagraves [sic] (father-in-law, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 72), and Luanna (mother-in-law, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 67).

    The child of LOUANNA HOLBROOK and MERIDITH SAGRAVES is:

    1. BESSIE SAGRAVES, b. April 1891, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. ROSCOE CONKLIN MILLER.







BESSIE SAGRAVES, daughter of LOUANNA HOLBROOK and MERIDITH G. SAGRAVES, was born in April of 1891 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married ROSCOE CONKLIN MILLER, son of PETER MILLER and HANNAH GAMBILL, about 1909. He was born January 3, 1886 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, and died March 31, 1961 in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Also on this certificate, Hannah Gambill Miller died August 4, 1940 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky, at the home of Norman Miller, from a paralytic stroke. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Martha, Kentucky, her birth date as February 14, 1870, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Peter Miller, her parents as Jesse Gambill (b. Wise County, Virginia) and Helen Boggs Gambill (b. Blaine, Kentucky), the informant as Roscoe C. Miller of Ashland, Kentucky, and the burial place as Martha, Kentucky.

When Roscoe Conklin Miller's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, he stated that her was a self-employed farmer and a Justice of the Peace in Blaine, Lawrence County, that his closest relative was Bessie Miller, and that he was born January 3, 1886. He was found to tall, of medium build, and he had light blue eyes and dark brown hair.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Roscoe C. Miller died March 31, 1961 in Greenup County at the age of 75. He was living in Boyd County at the time of his death.

On pages 1 & 2 of the 1900 census for District 73 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Peter Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #8, he's a farmer, born in April of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in February of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 29), Roscoe (son, born in January of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Arbie (son, born in February of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Oscar (son, born in February of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Curtis (son, born in July of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Mary (daughter, born in December of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Harrison (son, born in April of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Charley (son, born in July of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Anderson (son, born in August of 1899 in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Merida G. Sagraves is listed as the head of the household for house #187, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 23 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Lou A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 57), Roscoe (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, age 24), Bessie Miller (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 19), and Hazel Miller (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On pages 8 & 9 of the 1920 census for District 136 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 12, 13, & 14, 1920), Rosco C. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #79, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 1 month), Meredth Sagraves [sic] (father-in-law, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 72), and Luanna (mother-in-law, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 67).

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 10-17 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Roscoe C. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a furniture store collector, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 38), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Wilmer M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 10-23 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1940), Roscoe C. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a credit manager of a furniture store, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 48), and Marie (daughter, single, public school teacher, born in Kentucky, 4 year college education, age 23).

    The children of BESSIE SAGRAVES and ROSCOE MILLER are:

    1. HAZEL MILLER, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    2. RUTH MILLER, b. November 21, 1911, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruth Miller was born November 21, 1911 in Lawrence County to Bessie Sagraves.
    3. MARIE MILLER, b. November 16, 1916, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marie Miller was born November 16, 1916 in Lawrence County to Bessie Sagraves.
    4. WILMER MEREDETH MILLER, b. January 6, 1921, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. April 9, 1936, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wilmer M. Miller was born January 6, 1921 in Lawrence County to Bessie Sagraves.
      According to his death certificate, Wilmer Meredeth Miller died April 9, 1936 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from marasmus with infantile paralysis being a contributor cause. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, his birth date as January 6, 1921, his parents as Roscoe C. Miller (b. Lawrence County) and Bessie Sagraves (b. Lawrence County), the informant as Roscoe C. Miller of Ashland, and the burial place as Ashland.







THURSEY HOLBROOK, daughter of ELIZABETH D. SALYER and JOHN K. HOLBROOK, was born November 25, 1854 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and died before 1886. She married CHARLES LEANDER OSBORN, son of WALTER OSBORN and SARAH EDWARDS, September 9, 1877 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He was born June 14, 1847 in Kentucky, died November 18, 1938 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Osborn Cemetery in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Charles Osborn married (2) (unknown). He married (3) SARAH ELIZABETH (unknown last name) about 1896. She was born in February of 1856 in Kentucky, and died before 1938.

Notes: Thursey Holbrook Osborne reportedly died October 19, 1883 in Lawrence County.

Charles Osborn's 2nd wife was reportedly Sena Elizabeth Creech (1866-1894), and she was the mother of Norman Osborn.

According to Kentucky birth records, Thursey Holbrook [female] was born November 25, 1854 in Lawrence County to John Holbrook and Elizabeth Salyers. They were living in Blaine, Lawrence County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Charles L Osburn married Thurza Holbrook September 9, 1877 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, Charles Leander Osborn died November 18, 1938 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from hypertrophy, urinary retention, and broncho pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birth place is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as June 14, 1847, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Walter Osborn (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Edwards (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Norman Osborn of Blaine, and the burial place as Osborn Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Charles L. Osborn died November 18, 1938 in Lawrence County at the age of 91. He was living in Blaine at the time of his death.

On page 14 of the 1850 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated July 30, 1850), Walter Osburn is listed as the head of the household for house #80, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 43), Meredeth (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Thos [Thomas] (not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 13), Edm. J. [Edmond J.] (born in Kentucky, age 15), Elisa (born in Kentucky, age 11), Chilton (born in Kentucky, age 7), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 5), Charles (born in Kentucky, age 3), James L. (born in Kentucky, age 9 months), and Ritha Scaggs (not working, born in Kentucky, age 24). Charles future wife, Thursey Holbrook, is in house #74.

On page 93 of the 1860 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated July 24, 1860), Walter Osburn is listed as the head of the household for house #609, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Sarah Osburn (housewife, born in Kentucky, age 52), James Rice (farm hand, born in Kentucky, age 22), Sarah Griffith (house servant, born in Kentucky, age 21), Chilton A. Osburn (farm hand, born in Kentucky, age 18), Charles L. Osburn (born in Kentucky, age 13), James L. Osburn (born in Kentucky, age 11), and Wm. J. [William J.] Osburn (born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 50 (Hood) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1880), Walter Osborne is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, and he's 77 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, age 72), James S. (son, single, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 30), Merodith (son, widowed, works in grist mill, born in Kentucky, age 54), Sarah A. Osborne (granddaughter, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), James H. Lester (grandson, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 14), Mary C. Lester (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 15), Leander C. Osborne (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 32), Thirza (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), and Wayne (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 72 (Swetnam) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Charles L. Osborn is listed as the head of the household for house #31, he's a farmer, born in June of 1847 in Kentucky, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in February of 1856 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she hasn't had any children, age 44), Wayne A. (son, single, school teacher, born in March of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and Norman (son, born in December of 1886 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1930), Charles Osborn is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 3rd marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 13 years, age 53), Wayne (son, married, school teacher, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, age 31), Maggie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 30), and Willie Osborn (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 135 (Swetnam) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), C. L. Osborne is listed as the head of the household for house #139, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, and he's 72 years old. Also listed is S. E. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 62).

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 64-13 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Charles L. Osborn is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 30, and he's 82 years old. Also listed is Sarah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 72).

    The child of THURSEY HOLBROOK and CHARLES OSBORN is:

    1. ANTHONY WAYNE OSBORN, b. March 22, 1879, Kentucky, d. April 16, 1967, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, m. MAGGIE GENOA MOORE.







ANTHONY WAYNE OSBORN, son of THURSEY HOLBROOK and CHARLES LEANDER OSBORN, was born March 22, 1879 in Kentucky, and died April 16, 1967 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky. He married MAGGIE GENOA MOORE, daughter of ELIJAH J. "ELI" MOORE and EMILY BERRY, June 8, 1908 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She was born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, and died May 23, 1965 in Shelby County, Kentucky.

Notes: Eli J. Moore's 2nd wife was Rebecca Holbrook, Anthony Osborn's aunt.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, A. W. Osborne (teacher, 1st marriage, teacher, resident of Blaine) married Maggie Moore (1st marriage, resident of Cordell, Kentucky, age 28) in Lawrence County.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Anthony Osborn was born March 22, 1879, and died in April of 1967. He received his Social Security card in 1965 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Anthony W. Osborn died April 16, 1967 in Shelby County at the age of 88. He was living in Boyle County at the time of his death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Maggie M. Osborn died May 23, 1965 in Shelby County at the age of 85. She was living in Boyle County at the time of her death.

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1930), Charles Osborn is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 3rd marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 13 years, age 53), Wayne (son, married, school teacher, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, age 31), Maggie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 30), and Willie Osborn (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 135 (Swetnam) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), A. W. Osborn is listed as the head of the household for house #145, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Maggie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), and Annie Sue (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 1 month).

On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 64-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Antony [sic] W. Osborn is listed as the head of the household for house #7, he's a teacher at a rural school, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 30, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Maggie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 49), Anna S. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Audra (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

    The children of ANTHONY OSBORN and MAGGIE MOORE are:

    1. ANNA SUE OSBORN, b. November 17, 1918, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna S. Osborn was born November 17, 1918 in Lawrence County to Maggie Moore.
    2. AUDRA OSBORN, b. 1921, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Audra Osborn was born in Lawrence County to Maggie Moore.







REBECCA J. HOLBROOK, daughter of ELIZABETH D. SALYER and JOHN K. HOLBROOK, was born July 22, 1864 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, died March 10, 1950 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Moore Cemetery in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married ELIJAH J. "ELI" MOORE, son of SAMUEL T. MOORE and TABITHA HALE, about 1894. He was born September 6, 1848 in Kentucky, and died October 8, 1928 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Eli Moore married (1) EMILY BERRY. She was born about 1850 in Kentucky.

Notes: Tabitha Hale Moore's maiden name has also been reported as Talitha. Eli named his first girl Tabitha. She died in 1876 from fever.

According to Kentucky birth records, Emaline Moore was born March 3, 1853 in Lawrence County to Saml Moore and Tabitha Hale. Part of this document - Emaline's [Evaline] name is very washed out so the transcript was used.

According to Kentucky birth records, Ephraim L. Moore was born May 6, 1875 in Boyd County to Eli Moore (b. Lawrence County) and Emily C. Berry (b. Lawrence County). According to his death certificate, Ephrin Lockood Moore died July 26, 1928 in Louisa, Kentucky, "from the effect of self administration of a poisenous dose of Strycthnine." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 4, 1875, his marital status as married, his occupation as wholesale grocery salesman, his parents as Elijah J. Moore (b. Kentucky) and Emma Berry (b. Kentucky), the informant as Oscar Moore of Louisa, Kentucky, and the burial place as Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa.

According to her death certificate, Rebecca Holbrook Moore died March 10, 1950 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from lobar pneumonia and heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Blaine, Kentucky, her birth date as July 22, 1864, her marital status as widowed, her place of residence as Cordell, Kentucky, her parents as John Holbrook and Elizabeth Salyers, the informant as W. H. Moore, and the cemetery in Moore Cemetery in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rebecca H. Moore died March 10 1950 in Lawrence County at the age of 85. She was living in Lawrence County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Eli J. Moore died October 8, 1928 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, with no cause of death listed. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as September 6, 1848, his marital status as married, and his parents as Sam Moore (b. Kentucky) and Talitha Hale [hard to read] (b. Kentucky).

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Eli J. Moore died October 8, 1929 in Lawrence County at the age of 80.

On page 64 of the 1850 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated August 28, 1850), Sam J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #413, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Tabitha (born in Kentucky, age 21), Martin L. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Eli (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 38 & 39 of the 1860 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated July 5 & 6, 1860), Samuel J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #246, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Talitha (wife, born in Kentucky, age 39), Dianah Short (boarder, born in Kentucky, age 42), Martin S. (born in Kentucky, age 14), Eli J. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Evaline (born in Kentucky, age 7), Franklin H. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 2), Eliza Justice (born in Kentucky, age 14), and James Short (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 9 of the 1870 census for Precinct 5 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 24, 1870), Eli J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Emily (born in Kentucky, age 20), Felix (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Tabitha (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 4 of the 1880 census for District 51 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1880), Brackenridge Holbrook is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth F. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, age 24), Stella M. (daughter, born in October of 1879 in Kentucky, age 7 months), Elizabeth D. Holbrook (mother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 54), Luanna Holbrook (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), and Rebecca J. Holbrook (sister, born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 11 of the 1880 census for District 52 (Little Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1880), Eli J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Emily (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 30), Felix (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Evemesa E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Junette B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ephraim L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Clirissa [Clarrissa] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Genoa (daughter, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, age "23/30").

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 71 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), Eli J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a farmer, born in September of 1848 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in July of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 35), Maggie (daughter, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Charles H. (son, born in March of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Dewey E. (son, born in February of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), Clarrissa Nickols (daughter, widowed, born in April of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 23), and Lena Bishop (granddaughter, born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 99 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Eli J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #96, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 16 years, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 45), Dewey E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Willie H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Bascom (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Andrew J. Luster (hired man, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 133 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Eli J. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #29, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 71 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Bascom (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Mollie McDaul [Mollie McDowell] (servant, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and Goldie McDaul [Goldie McDowell] (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 64-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Dewey E. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #109, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Sylvia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 27), Lillian (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months), Evert E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 10 months), and Rebecca H. Moore (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in North Carolina, first married at 29, age 65).

    The children of ELI MOORE and EMILY BERRY are:

    1. FELIX MOORE, b. 1868, Kentucky.
    2. TABITHA MOORE, b. 1869, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. April 6, 1876, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Tabitha Moore (b. Lawrence County, Kentucky, daughter of Eli and Emily Moore, died April 6, 1876 at age 6 in Lawrence County from fever.
    3. EVEMESA F. MOORE, b. 1871, Kentucky.
    4. JUNETTE B. MOORE, b. 1973, Kentucky.
    5. EPHRAIM L. MOORE, b. 1875, Kentucky.
    6. CLARRISSA MOORE, b. April 1877, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) NICKOLS.
    7. MAGGIE GENOA MOORE, b. May 1880, Kentucky, d. May 23, 1965, Shelby County, Kentucky, m. ANTHONY WAYNE OSBORN.
    8. CHARLES H. MOORE, b. March 1889, Kentucky.

    The children of REBECCA HOLBROOK and ELI MOORE are:

    1. DEWEY E. MOORE, b. February 17, 1898, Kentucky, d. December 14, 1977, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. SYLVIA STEELE.
    2. WILLIE H. MOORE, b. September 22, 1901, Kentucky, d. January 30, 1968, Dayton, Montgomery County, Kentucky, m. MONNIE CORDLE.
    3. BASCOM MOORE, b. 1904, Kentucky.







DEWEY E. MOORE, son of REBECCA J. HOLBROOK and ELIJAH J. "ELI" MOORE, was born February 17, 1898 in Kentucky, and died December 14, 1977 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky. He married SYLVIA STEELE, daughter of JOHN R. STEELE and GENOA PACK, about 1924. She was born July 8, 1902 in Kentucky, and died August 12, 2003 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Genoa Pack Steele died April 11, 1928 in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 24, 1872, her marital status as married, and her parents as Anderson Pack (b. Kentucky) and Nancy Judd (b. Kentucky).

When Dewey E. Moore's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a teacher working for the State of Kentucky in Louisa, that his closest relative was Rebecca Moore of Cordell, Lawrence County, and that he was born February 17, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had grey eyes and brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, D. Moore was born February 17, 1898, and died in December of 1977. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dewey E. Moore died December 14, 1977 in Lawrence County at the age of 79. He was living in Lawrence County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sylvia Moore was born July 8, 1902, and died August 12, 2003. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

On page 8 of the 1910 census for District 99 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), John R. Steel [Steele] is listed as the head of the household for house #67, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Genoah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 38), Fred (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Nanie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Sylvia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 133 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), John Steel is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Genoa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), Nannie (daughter, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 19), Cilva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Ava (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 64-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Dewey E. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #109, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Sylvia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 27), Lillian (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months), Evert E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 10 months), and Rebecca H. Moore (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in North Carolina, first married at 29, age 65). Sylvia's widowed father is in house #124.

    The children of DEWEY MOORE and SYLVIA STEELE are:

    1. LILLIAN MOORE, b. 1925, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillian Moore was born in Lawrence County to Sylvia Steele.
    2. EVERETT E. MOORE, b. 1928, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Everett E. Moore was born in Lawrence County to Sylvia Steele.
    3. JUNE MOORE, b. Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, June Moore was born in Lawrence County to Sylvia Steele.
    4. RUTH A. MOORE, b. Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruth A. Moore was born in Lawrence County to Sylvia Stule.







WILLIE H. MOORE, son of REBECCA J. HOLBROOK and ELIJAH J. "ELI" MOORE, was born September 22, 1901 in Kentucky, and died January 30, 1968 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Kentucky. He married MONNIE CORDLE, daughter of THOMAS M. CORDLE and CAROLINE BAKER, about 1922. She was born April 8, 1904 in Cordell, Lawrence County, Kentucky, died December 11, 1944 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Willie H. Moore was born September 22, 1901, and died January 15, 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, W. H. Moore was born about 1902, and died January 30, 1968 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Montgomery County, at the age of 66. He was living in Fairborn, Greene County, and widowed at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Monnie Cordle Moore died December 11, 1944 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, from gall bladder and pancreatic cancer. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Cordell, Kentucky, her birth date as April 8, 1904, her marital status as married, her husband as Willie H. Moore, her parents as Thomas M. Cordle (b. Kentucky) and Caroline Baker (b. Kentucky), the informant as W. H. Moore of Louisa, Kentucky, and the burial place as Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Monnie Moore died December 11, 1944 in Lawrence County at the age of 40. She was living in Lawrence County at the time of her death.

On pages 8 & 9 of the 1910 census for District 99 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Thomas M. Cordle is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 23 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Caroline (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 41), Amos (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Andrew (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Jesse (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Samantha J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Manuel D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Monie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 133 (Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Tom Cardle is listed as the head of the household for house #23, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Caroline (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 50), Mallie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Monnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Marie Cordle (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 64-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Willie H. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #115, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Monnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 25), Margie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Stanley B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months), and Barbara E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). Willie's widowed mother is living with his brother in house #109.

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 64-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), W. H. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's the County Tax Commissioner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Monie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 35), Margie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Stanley B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Barbra (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Billy Jean (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of WILLIE MOORE and MONNIE CORDLE are:

    1. MARGIE M. MOORE, b. 1924, Kentucky.
    2. STANLEY B. MOORE, b. 1927, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Stanley B. Moore was born in Lawrence County to Monnie Cordle.
    3. BARBARA E. MOORE, b. 1930, Kentucky.
    4. BILLIE JEAN MOORE, b. 1932, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billie J. Moore was born in Lawrence County to Monnie Cordle.
    5. VIRGINIA A. MOORE, b. 1935, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virginia A. Moore was born in Lawrence County to Monnie Cardle.







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