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MARTHA PELPHREY, daughter of JOHN PARIS "DEAL" PELPHREY and LAURA ALICE TRIMBLE, was born November 16, 1903 in Fishtrap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died May 19, 1991 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married GEORGE OLLIE SALYER, son of ABRAHAM LINCOLN SALYER and ELIZABETH SALYER, about 1920. He was born October 12, 1893 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died December 27, 1969 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: George Ollie Salyer was the brother of Katherine "Katie" Salyer.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, A. L. Salyer (age 22) married Elizabeth Salyer (age 18) on March 8, 1883 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Abraham Lincoln Salyer died September 24, 1935 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, from endocarditis complicated by dropsy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 25, 1858, his marital status as married, his wife as Elizabeth Salyer, his occupation as farmer, his father as Zach Salyer, his mother's maiden as unknown, and the burial place as Fish Trap.

According to her obituary, Elizabeth Salyer Salyer (age 88), daughter of Joseph and Katherine Stapleton Salyer, was born June 30, 1864, died January 10, 1953 at home in Manila, and was buried in Auxier Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. L. Salyer in 1925. She was survived by 3 sons, George Salyer (of Manila), Roy Salyer (New Holland, Ohio), and Hobart Salyer (Wheelersburg, Ohio); 5 daughters, Mrs. Lula Auxier (Manila), Mrs. Clara McKenzie (Manila), Mrs. Dixie Salyer (Gypsum, Ohio), Mrs. Ada VanHoose (Staffordsville), and Mrs. Cloie Colvin (Catlettsburg); 1 sister, Mrs. Nancy McKenzie (Minnesota); 72 grandchildren; 126 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

When George Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Volga, Johnson County, that he was single, and that he was born October 12, 1893 in Volga. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Martha Salyer was born November 16, 1903, and died May 19, 1991. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Martha Salyer died May 19, 1991 in Floyd County at the age of 87. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, George Salyer was born October 12, 1893, and died in December of 1969. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, George Salyer died December 27, 1969 in Johnson County at the age of 76. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 3 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Lincoln Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farmer, born in December of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 18 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in June of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 18 years, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 34), Loula (daughter, born in March of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Lonnie (son, born in September of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Loutisha (daughter, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Orion (son, born in April of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Katherine (daughter, born in January of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Roy (son, born in January of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Ollie (son, born in October of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Chloe (daughter, born in November of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Hobart (son, born in April of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and John M. Johnson (servant, single, farm laborer, born in November of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 20).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Abraham L. Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #10, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 27 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 44), Katie (daughter, single, works on the home farm, born in Kentucky, age 22), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Ollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Chloe (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Hobert (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Clara (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5 & 6, 1920), Abraham L. Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #24, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 56), George (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Hobert (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Clarice A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Ludy [hard to read] (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), George Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Rouie E. [sic] (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Edna M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Maxie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), George Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a laborer doing road construction, born in Kentucky, he was living in Johnson County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 37), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Louie E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edna Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Maxie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Helen (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Orpha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Vencil (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of MARTHA PELPHREY and GEORGE SALYER are:

    1. CLARENCE SALYER, b. 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clarence Salyer was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    2. LINCOLN SALYER, b. January 1, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 23, 1930.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lincoln Salyers was born January 1, 1923 in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    3. LOUIE EDISON SALYER, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Louise E. Salyer was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    4. EDNA MARIE SALYER, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna M. Salyer was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    5. MAXIE ANNA LEE SALYER, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marie A. Salyer was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    6. NELL SALYER, b. July 17, 1931, d. July 17, 1931.
    7. MARTHA HELEN SALYER, b. 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, MARVIN KEATON, son of BEULAH CANTRELL and LEWIS KEATON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Martha H. Salyers was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphry.
    8. ORPHA MAY SALYER, b. 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Orpha M. Salyer was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    9. VENCIL "PEDRO" SALYER, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Vincil Salyers was born in Johnson County to Martha Pelphry.
    10. DEAL LOWELL SALYER, b. January 1, 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 24, 1939.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Deal L. Salyers was born January 1, 1939 in Johnson County to Martha Pelphrey.
    11. BABY SALYER, b. December 23, 1939, Kentucky, d. December 23, 1939.
      Notes: According to her obituary, "Infant Salyer," son of Mr. and Mrs. George Salyer died January 24, 1939. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    12. EMMA FAYE SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Emma F. Salyers was born to Martha Pelphrey .
    13. WINFORD LEE SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Winford L. Salyers was born to Martha Pelphrey .
    14. GEORGE PAUL SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, George P. Salyers was born to Martha Pelphrey .







MURZIE PELPHREY, daughter of JOHN PARIS "DEAL" PELPHREY and LAURA ALICE TRIMBLE, was born October 11, 1905 in Fishtrap, Big Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died April 3, 1993 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ROLLIE MEADE, son of WANNIE CLAY MEADE and MARY ALICE WHEELER, August 14, 1926 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 3, 1906 in Mine Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died October 28, 1956 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Murzie Meade was born October 11, 1905, and died April 3, 1993. She received her Social Security card in 1953-1954 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Murzie P. Meade died April 3, 1993 in Paintsville at the age of 87. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Rollie Meade (age 50), son of the late Wannie and Mary Alice Wheeler Meade, was born October 3, 1906 in Mine Fork,died suddenly October 28, 1956 at home in Staffordsville from a heart attack, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Merzie Pelphrey Meade; 2 sons, James Meade (of Paintsville) and Charles Wendell Meade (San Diego, California); 5 daughters, Mrs. Laura Alice Reed (Baltimore, Maryland), Nola Mac [sic], Mary Christine, Phyllis Ann, and Virginia Ruth (all at home); 2 brothers, Tollie Meade (Paintsville) and Albert Meade (Danville, Kentucky); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Winfield Baker (Harrodsburg, Kentucky), Mrs. Delbert Lemaster (Piketon, Ohio), and Mrs. Dock Fairchild (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rollie M. Meade died October 28, 1956 in Johnson County at the age of 50. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Laura Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #115, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and she's 54 years old. Also listed are Jesse (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Patsy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Rollie Meade (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 23), Murzie Meade (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 24), James Meade (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Albert C. (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Rollie Meade is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has 1 year of high school, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Murzie (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 34), James C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Charles W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Mary Alice (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Nola Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of MURZIE PELPHREY and ROLLIE MEADE are:

    1. JAMES CARROLL MEADE, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James C. Meade was born in Johnson County to Murzie Peephrey.
    2. ALBERT CLAYTON MEADE, b. February 3, 1929, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1934, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    3. CHARLES WENDELL MEADE, b. 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles W. Meade was born in Johnson County to Murzie Peephrey.
    4. LAURA ALICE MEADE, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) REED.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Laura A. Meade was born in Johnson County to Murzie Pelphrey.
    5. NOLA MAE MEADE, b. February 12, 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 3, 2005, North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio, m. DON MCKENZIE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nola M. Meade was born February 12, 1938 in Johnson County to Merzie Pelphrey.
      According to her obituary, Nola Mae Meade McKenzie (age 68), daughter of Rolle and Murzie Pelphrey Meade, was a retired factory worker. She was born February 12, 1938 in Johnson County, and died February 3, 2005 at home in North Lewisburg, Ohio. She was survived by her husband, Don McKenzie; 4 sons, Donald E. McKenzie (of Houston, Texas), Philip A. McKenzie (North Lewisburg), Joey M. McKenzie (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), and David K. McKenzie (Westerville, Ohio); 2 brothers, James Meade (Paintsville, Kentucky) and Charles Meade (Lexington, Kentucky); 4 sisters, Laura Alice Reed (York, Pennsylvania), Christine Meade (Paintsville), Phyllis Wells (Winchester, Kentucky), and Ruth Evans (Lexington, Kentucky); 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. MARY CHRISTINE MEADE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary C. Meade was born to Murzie Pelphrey .
    7. PHYLLIS ANN MEADE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WELLS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Phyllis A. Meade was born to Murzie Pelphrey .
    8. VIRGINIA RUTH MEADE, m. (unknown first name) EVANS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virginia R. Meade was born to Merzie Pelphrey .

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







WANNIE CLAY MEADE, son of JOHN CLINTON MEADE and MARY A. ESTEP, was born August 1, 1887 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 5, 1918 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Meade Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married MARY ALICE WHEELER, daughter of GEORGE W. WHEELER and HANNAH TABURN, December 27, 1905 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born July 10, 1888 in Kentucky, died November 5, 1918 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Meade Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky

Notes: According to his death certificate, Albert Wheeler died January 4, 1939 in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Wheelersburg, Kentucky, his age as 55, his marital status as married, his wife as Mrs. Opal Wheeler, his occupation as the proprieter of a tourist camp, his parents as G. W. Wheeler (b. Kentucky) and Hannah Taburn (b. Johnson County, Kentucky), the informant as J. Sanford Dawson of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and the burial place as Catlettsburg [hard to read].

According to her death certificate, Gemima E. Wheeler died May 9, 1911 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from "Appendicitis, I arrived 2 hours after death of patient." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as August 31, 1898, her parents as George W. Wheeler (b. Johnson County) and Hannah Taburn (b. Lawrence County), the informant as George W. Wheeler of Elm, Kentucky, and the burial place as Wheeler graveyard.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, W. C. Mead married Mary A. Wheeler on December 27, 1905 in Magoffin County at the home of G. W. Wheeler. The witnesses were J. M. Bailey and John Mead, and the minister was A. C. Murray.

When Wannie Clay Meade's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Elm, Kentucky, that he was married and had 6 children, and that he was born August 17, 1887 in Wheelersburg, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and stout build, and he had black eyes and black hair.

According to his death certificate, Warnie Meade died November 5, 1918 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from the Spanish flu. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 1, 1887, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Meade (b. Kentucky) and Mary Estep (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mary Meade of Elm, Kentucky, the burial place as Meade graveyard, and the undertaker as Sandford Hamilton of Elm, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Warnie Meade died November 5, 1918 in Magoffin County at the age of 31.

According to her death certificate, Mary Alice Wheeler Meade died November 8, 1918 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from the Spanish flu. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as July 10, 1888, her marital status as married, her parents as George W. Wheeler (b. Kentucky) and Hanah [sic] Toulber [hard to read - there is a smudge where the "n" should be], the informant as Mary Meade of Oil Springs, Kentucky, the burial place as Meade grave yard, and the undertaker as Milt Wheeler of Wheelersburg, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary A. Meade died November 8, 1918 in Magoffin County at the age of 30.

On page 2 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Geo. W. Wheeler is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in October of 1859 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in December of 1853 [1863?] in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 36), Arthur J. (son, born in March of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Albert M. (son, born in November of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Dennis S. (son, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Alice M. [Mary Alice] (daughter, born in July of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Daniel J. (son, born in January of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Henry P. (son, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Della M. (daughter, born in September of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), and Gemima L. (daughter, born in August of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Wanee C. Mead is listed as the head of the household for house #112, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Marry A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 21), Rolly (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Tollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Alber J. [sic] (son, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

In 1920, Wannie and Mary have both died, and most of their children can be found living in The Junior Order United American Mechanics National Orphan’s Home in Tiffin, Ohio (the 1920 census for District 108 (Tiffin - Clinton Township) in Seneca County, Ohio). Rollie is 13 and on page 27, Tollie is 12 and on page 27, Albert is 10 and on page 31, Chloe is 8 and on page 35, Lloyd is 6 and on page 31, and Nola is 4 years and 9 months and on page 35. Eulah is found living with an uncle, Rhodes Meade, on page 3 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Rhodes is living next to his parents.

    The children of WANNIE MEADE and MARY WHEELER are:

    1. ROLLIE MEADE, b. October 3, 1906, Mine Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 28, 1956, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MURZIE PELPHREY.
    2. TOLLIE MEADE, b. 1907, Kentucky.
    3. ALBERT J. MEADE, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    4. CHLOE MEADE, b. April 20, 1911, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 1, 2003, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, m. WINFIELD BAKER.
      Notes: Chloe Meade's name is listed as Mrs. Winfield Baker in her brother Rollie's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chloe Meade was born April 20, 1911 in Magoffin County to Mary Wheeler.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Chloe M. Baker was born April 20, 1911, and died December 1, 2003. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky.
    5. LLOYD MEADE, b. September 12, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lloyd Meade was born September 12, 1913 in Magoffin County to Mary Wheeler.
    6. NOLA ANGELINE MEADE, b. March 15, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 5, 2007, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, m. DELBERT LEMASTER.
      Notes: Nola Meade's name is listed as Mrs. Delbert Lemaster in her brother Rollie's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nola Angeline Meade was born March 15, 1915 in Magoffin County to Mary Wheeler.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Nola Angeline Lemaster was born March 15, 1915, and died December 5, 2007. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
    7. EULA H. MEADE, b. September 14, 1918, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. 1982, Nicholasville, Jessimine County, Kentucky, m. ESPIE FAIRCHILD, son of LUCY J. HITCHCOCK and LEVI FAIRCHILD.
      Notes: Eula Meade's name is listed as Mrs. Dock Fairchild in her brother Rollie's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ula H. Meade was born September 14, 1918 in Magoffin County to Mary Wheeler.







WESLEY S. CONLEY, son of THOMAS CONLEY and FLORENCE STONE, was born August 8, 1859 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died December 11, 1919 in Hunnewell, Greenup County, Kentucky, and is buried in Wilson Cemetery. He married (1) SARAH VANDERPOOL about 1881. She was born in November of 1863 in Kentucky. He married (2) NORA HINKLE on April 21, 1906. She was born about 1875 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 466 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth records, Wesley Conley was born August 8, 1859 in Floyd County to Thomas Conley and Blence Stone [hard to read].

According to his death certificate, Wesley Conley died December 11, 1919 in Hunnewell, Greenup County, Kentucky, from something to do with the heart. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as 1859, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Tom Conley (b. Kentucky) and Florence Stone (b. Kentucky), the informant as Sam Conley of Hunnewell, and the burial place as Wilson [hard to read] Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mesley [sic] Conley died December 11, 1919 in Greenup County at the age of 60.

On page 64 of the 1900 census for District 34 (Magisterial District No. 7) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), Westley Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #555, he's a farmer, born in August of 1859 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in November of 1863 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 7 are still living, age 36), Felix (son, born in January of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Grover (son, born in November of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Cora (daughter, born in October of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Dora (daughter, born in November of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), John (son, born in May of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Frank (son, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), and Samuel (son, born in November of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 47 (Geigerville) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Wesley S. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Nora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 2 are still living, age 35), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Sam (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Florence (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Earl W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Willis T. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 70 (Wilson) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated March 30, 1920), H. M. Gilley is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Ella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 53), Fred (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 31), and Nora Hinkle (aunt, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 44). They are living next to Nora's brother-in-law, Samuel.

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 105 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated January 16, 1920), Samuel Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Florence (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Earl (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Willis (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Bessie (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), and Opel (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6). Sister Dora is in house #91.

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 45-11 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Earl Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, ahd he's 22 years old. Also listed are Avis (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at 17, age 17), and Hinkle Conley [sic] (mother, divorced, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 50). They are living next to Earl's brother, Frank.

On pages 14 & 15 of the 1940 census for District 10-36 (Fairview-Westwood-Millseat) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1940), Noah A. Cremeans is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a laborer doing building construction, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Opal (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 26), Nora V. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Thelma L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Dorothy R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Eva M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Milton E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Kitty C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 0), and Nora Hinkle (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 65).

    The children of WESLEY CONLEY and SARAH VANDERPOOL are:

    1. FELIX CONLEY, b. January 1883, Kentucky.
    2. GROVER CONLEY, b. November 1884, Kentucky.
    3. CORA CONLEY, b. October 1887, Kentucky.
    4. DORA CONLEY, b. November 18, 1888, Kentucky, d. November 29, 1946, Hunnewell, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. WALTER INGLES.
      Notes: On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 105 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Walter Ingles is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Dora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 31), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Arvel (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Chester (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Verna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Harvey (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month), Lona (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). Dora's brothers and sisters are in house #58.
      According to her death certificate Dora Conley Ingles died November 29, 1946 in Hunnewell, Greenup County, Kentucky, from ovarian cancer. Also on this certificate her birthplace is listed as Carter County, her birth date as November 18, 1886, her marital status as married, her husband as Walter Ingles (age 61), her parents as W. S. Conley (b. Kentucky) and Nettie Vanderpoal (b. Kentucky), the informant as Walter Ingles of Hunnewell, and the burial place as Gillon Cemetery.
    5. JOHN CONLEY, b. May 1890, Kentucky.
    6. FRANK CONLEY, b. January 1892, Kentucky, m. TEMPA GILLIUM, 1914. She was b. 1897, Kentucky.
      Notes: On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 45-11 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Frank Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Tempa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 33), Joenett (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Raymond L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Gladys I. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Georgia M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Dortha G. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Nina M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months).
    7. SAMUEL CONLEY, b. November 1893, Kentucky.
    8. FLORENCE CONLEY, b. 1904, Kentucky, m. CECIL RIGSBY.

    The children of WESLEY CONLEY and NORA HINKLE are:

    1. EARL W. CONLEY, b. 1908, Kentucky, m. AVIS (unknown last name), 1930. She was b. 1913, Kentucky.
      Notes: On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 45-11 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Earl Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, ahd he's 22 years old. Also listed are Avis (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at 17, age 17), and Hinkle Conley (mother, divorced, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 50).
    2. WILLIS T. CONLEY, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    3. BESSIE CONLEY, b. June 4, 1911, Carter County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bessie Conley was born June 4, 1911 in Carter County to Nora Hinkle.
    4. OPAL MAE CONLEY, b. November 6, 1913, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. NOAH A. CREMEANS, son of CHARLES J. CREMEANS and ROSA FISHER, 1928. He was b. 1912, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Opal Conley was born November 6, 1913 in Greenup County to Nora Hinkles.
      On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 10-24 (Fairview) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Charle [sic] J. Cremeans is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's working for the steam railroad, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, first married at age 20, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Rosa (wife, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 41), Paul D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Earl D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Helen E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Laurence (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Clarence E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Charles J. Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 7 months), Donald H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 4 months), Noah E. (son, married, coal loader in the coal mines, born in West Virginia, first married at 16, age 18), Opal (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, father born in Arkansas, mother born in West Virginia, first married at 14, age 16), and Nora V. (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).
      On pages 14 & 15 of the 1940 census for District 10-36 (Fairview-Westwood-Millseat) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1940), Noah A. Cremeans is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a laborer doing building construction, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Opal (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 26), Nora V. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Thelma L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Dorothy R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Eva M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Milton E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Kitty C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 0), and Nora Hinkle (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 65).

    (This information comes from Tara Cremeans Mounger and other sources)







MANDA PELPHREY, daughter of ROSELLA PELPHREY and (unknown), was born October 11, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died May 20, 1986 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married OLIVER SPRADLIN, son of ANDREW SPRADLIN and IDA M. SELVAGE. He was born September 12, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 6, 1978 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Manda Pelphrey's brother, Malcolm, married Oliver Spradlin's sister, Cora.

When Oliver Spradlin's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a coal miner working for Jennies Creek Black Coal Company in Denver, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Andy Spradlin of Denver, and that he was born September 12, 1900. He was found to be short and stout, and he had gray eyes and black hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Manda Spradlin was born October 11, 1900, and died in May of 1986. She received her Social Security card in 1962 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mandy Spradlin died May 20, 1986 in Johnson County at the age of 85. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Oliver Spradlin (age 77), son of Andy and Ida Selvage Spradlin and a retired coal miner, was born September 12, 1900 in Johnson County, died January 6, 1978 at home in West Van Lear after an extended illness, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Manda Pelphrey Spradlin; 1 son, Robert Spradlin (of West Van Lear); 1 daughter, Margarett Ratliff (West Van Lear), 1 sister, Mrs. Dolly Collins (Melvin, Kentucky); 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Oliver Spradlin was born September 12, 1900, and died in January of 1978. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Oliver Spradlin died January 6, 1978 in Johnson County at the age of 77. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Oliver Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #179, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Mandy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 26), Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Neva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On pages 18 & 19 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Oliver Spadlin [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Manda (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 38), Emma M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Zolla (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of MANDA PELPHREY and OLIVER SPRADLIN are:

    1. EMMA MARGARET SPRADLIN, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Emma M. Spradlin was born in Johnson County to Mauda Pilphrey.
    2. VADIE SPRADLIN, b. August 9, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 3, 1928, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Vady Spradlin was born August 9, 1928 in Johnson County to Mandy Pelphey.
      According to her death certificate, Vadie Spradlin died September 3, 1928 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from bronchpneumonia Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Van Lear, her age as 24 days, her parents as Oliver Spradlin (b. Johnson County) and Mandy Pelphrey (b. Johnson County), the informant as Oliver Spradlin of Van Lear, and the burial place as Jennies Creek.
    3. GENEVA SPRADLIN, b. January 18, 1930, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 30, 1932, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Geneva Spradlin died May 30, 1932 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from bronchopneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Van Lear, her birth date as January 18, 1931 [mistake], her age as 1 year 5 months 30 days, her parents as Oliver Spradlin (b. Johnson County) and Mandy Pelphrey (b. Johnson County), the informant as "Father" of Van Lear, and the burial place as West Van Lear.
    4. ROBERT "BUD" SPRADLIN, b. March 30, 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 10, 1990, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BURDIS CANTRELL, daughter of MANCE CANTRELL and ELLA MAE NAPIER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert Spradlin was born March 20, 1932 in Johnson County to Mandy Prephrey.
      According to his obituary, Robert "Bud" Spradlin (age 58), son of Oliver and Mandy Pelphrey Spradlin, was self-employed, a disabled coal miner, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born March 30, 1932 in Johnson County, died June 10, 1990 in Veterans Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by 2 sons, Robert Spradlin Jr. (of West Van Lear) and Larry K. Spradlin (West Van Lear); 1 daughter, Ginger Doderer (West Van Lear); 1 sister, Margaret Ratliff (West Van Lear); and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. ZOLLA "PETE" SPRADLIN, b. April 5, 1935, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 11, 1956, Germany, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Zolla Spradlin was born April 5, 1935 in Johnson County to Mander Pelphrey.
      According to his obituary: "Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Spradlin of West Van Lear have received word that their son, Pfc. Zollie (Pete) Spradlin was killed in Germany June 11, while driving a military vehicle. The body is expected to arrive in the States Thursday with his brother, Pfc. Robert Spradlin, acting as escort. The Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of the funeral arrangements." Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-20-1956
      "Services Friday For Soldier Killed In Europe Pfc. Zollie Spradlin Dies From Injuries Received June 11 Funeral services were held at the West Van Lear Church of Christ Friday, July 6, for Pfc. Zollie “Pete” Spradlin, 21, who was killed June 11 in an accident in Germany. According to word received here, Spradlin received multiple injuries when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree in an attempt to pass a large German truck on a narrow road. He was stationed with the 97th Signal Battalion at Koblenz, Germany. The son of Oliver and Mandy Pelphrey Spradlin of West Van Lear, he was born April 4, 1935, at Van Lear. He was a graduate of Meade Memorial School, class of 1954, and attended Sunday School at the Church of Christ at West Van Lear. He entered service October 18, 1954. Surviving besides his parents are one brother, Pfc. Robert Spradlin, Rangensburg, Germany, Mrs. Margaret Ratliff, West Van Lear, two nieces and one nephew. Burial was made in the Blair Cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home." Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-11-1956 (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







MALCOLM PELPHREY, son of ROSELLA PELPHREY and JOHN S. PELPHREY, was born October 4, 1904 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 26, 1964 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married CORA L. SPRADLIN, daughter of ANDREW SPRADLIN and IDA M. SELVAGE, June 11, 1923 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born March 15, 1909 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 17, 1968 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Malcolm Pelphrey's sister, Manda, married Cora Spradlin's brother, Oliver.

According to his obituary, Malcolm Pelphrey (age 59), son of the late John Pelphrey and Rose Pelphrey of West Van Lear, was born October 4, 1904 in Barnetts Creek, died June 26, 1964 in Miners Memorial Hospital in Williamson, West Virginia, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Cora Spradlin Pelphrey, whom he married June 11, 1923 in Paintsville; 1 son, John Pelphrey (of Paintsville); 3 daughters, Mrs. Ocie Carter (New Boston, Ohio), Mrs. Viola Crothers (Jackson, Ohio), and Mrs. Barbara Davis (Columbus, Ohio); 2 brothers, Sherman Pelphrey (Kopperston, West Virginia) and Charles Pelphrey (Paintsville); 4 sisters, Mandy Spradlin (West Van Lear), Florence Espy (Fairborn, Ohio), Dorothy Conley (Prestonsburg), and Jenny Conley (Mechanicsburg, Ohio); and 5 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Malcom Pelphrey died June 26, 1964 in Pike County at the age of 59. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Cora Pelphrey (age 59), daughter of the late Andy and Ida Selvage Pelphrey [mistake], was born March 15, 1909 in Denver, died October 17, 1968 at a local West Van Lear nursing home, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Pelphrey, on June 26, 1964. She was survived by 1 son, John Pelphrey (of West Van Lear); 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert Carter (Portsmouth, Ohio), Mrs. Danny Crothers (Douglas, Arizona), and Mrs. Barba Akin (Columbus, Ohio); 1 brother, Oliver Spradlin (West Van Lear); 1 sister, Dollie Collins (Melvin), 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Cora Pelphrey died October 17, 1968 in Johnson County at the age of 59. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 36 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21 & 22, 1930), Malcom Pelphry is listed as the head of the household for house #336, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 13, age 20), Ocie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Viola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month).

On page 22 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1940), Malcom Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #184, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he's got a 4th grade education, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 30), Ossie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Viola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Barbara (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of MALCOLM PELPHREY and CORA SPRADLIN are:

    1. OCIE PELPHREY, b. 1924, Kentucky, m. ROBERT CARTER.
    2. VIOLA PELPHREY, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DANNY CROTHERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Viola Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Cora Spradlin.
    3. OLA PELPHREY, b. July 10, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 9, 1929, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lola Pelphrey was born July 10, 1928 in Johnson County to Cora Spradlin.
      According to her death certificate, Ola Pelphrey died July 9, 1929 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from cholera infantum. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as July 10, 1928, her parents as Malcolm Pelphrey (b. Kentucky) and Cora Spradlin (b. Kentucky), the informant as John Spradlin of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Denver, Kentucky.
    4. BARBARA ELLEN PELPHREY, b. January 23, 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 15, 2001, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Champaign County, Ohio, m. (1) (unknown first name) DAVIS, m. (2) URLIN DANIEL AIKEN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Barbara Ellen Pelphrey was born January 23, 1934 in Johnson County to Cora Spradlin.
      According to her obituary, Barbara Pelphrey Davis Aiken (age 67), daughter of the late Malcolm and Cora Spradlin Pelphrey, was born January 23, 1934 in Kentucky, died May 15, 2001 in Portsmouth, Ohio, and is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Champaign County, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Urlin Daniel Aiken. She was survived by 1 son, Michael S. Davis (of Fredericksburg, Virginia); 1 brother, John Pelphrey (Paintsville); 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. DARLENE PELPHREY, b. September 6, 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 23, 1936, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Darlene Pelphrey was born September 6, 1936 in Johnson County to Cora Spradling.
      According to her death certificate, Darlene Pelphrey died October 23, 1936 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from bronchopneumonia and acute bronchitis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as September 6, 1936, her parents as Malcolm Pelphrey (b. Kentucky) and Cora Spradlin (b. Kentucky), the informant as Malcolm Pelphrey of West Van Lear, and the burial place as West Van Lear.
    6. JOHN PELPHREY.







JESSE CARROLL PELPHREY, son of JOHN PARIS "DEAL" PELPHREY and LAURA ALICE TRIMBLE, was born February 1, 1913 in Fishtrap, Big Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 7, 1985 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married SALLY BLANTON, daughter of GEORGE W. BLANTON and ADDIE PRICHARD, July 10, 1931 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born December 24, 1912 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 4, 1998 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Pelphrey Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Sally Blanton was the sister of Addie Blanton and Sanford B. Blanton.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jesse L. Pelphrey was born February 1, 1913 in Johnson County to Laura Trimble.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Jessie Pelphrey was born February 1, 1913, and died in June of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence and last benefit was paid in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Jesse Pelphrey died June 7, 1985 in Johnson County at the age of 72.

According to her obituary, Sally Blanton Pelphrey, daughter of the late George Blanton and Addie Prichard, was a deputy clerk. She was born December 24, 1912 in Johnson County, and died March 4, 1998 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Pelphrey Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Pelphrey; and 1 son, Harold Eugene Pelphrey. She was survived by four daughters, Judy Kelly (of Staffordsville), Betty Jo Conley (Staffordsville), Jean Wheeler (Staffordsville), and Bonnie Ross (Staffordsville); 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sally Pelphrey died March 4, 1998 in Staffordsville, Johnson County at the age of 85.

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 12, 1920), George W. Blanton 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 Adda (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, age 34), Adda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Earlie [Charley - hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Sanford B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Sallie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Benjamon [Benjamin] (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months), and Oliver (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), George W. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #70, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Adda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 45), Sanford (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 19), Mammie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 18), Sallie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ben (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and George W. Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of JESSE PELPHREY and SALLY BLANTON are:

    1. HAROLD EUGENE PELPHREY, b. April 21, 1932, Big Mud Lick, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 1933, Big Mud Lick, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    2. ANNA JEWEL PELPHREY, m. CALLIS KELLY.
    3. MARGARET JEAN PELPHREY, m. JIMMY CARROLL WHEELER, son of CARROLL WHEELER and MABLE MEADE.
    4. BETTY JO PELPHREY, m. WALLACE MARION CONLEY.
    5. BONNIE SUE PELPHREY, m. DONALD ROSS, son of ROY ROSS and AGNES DANIELS.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







MILFORD PELPHREY, son of MARY F. PELPHREY and OBEDIAH PELPHREY, was born May 30, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 3, 1962 in South Williamson, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in Club House Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ROSA BLAIR, daughter of ALBERT H. BLAIR and JULIA ANN BLAIR, about 1924. She was born about 1905 in Kentucky, died October 20, 1971 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Club House Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his obituary, Milford Pelphrey (age 63), son of the late Oba and Mary Pelphrey and a retired miner, was born May 30, 1899 in Johnson County, died October 3, 1962 in Miners Memorial Hospital in South Williamson, and was buried in Club House Cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Rosa Blair Pelphrey; 6 sons, Milford Pelphrey Jr. (of Bucyrus, Ohio), James Pelphrey (Paintsville), Larry Joe Pelphrey (Paintsville), Lowell Pelphrey (Van Lear), Clarence Pelphrey (Van Lear), and Kenneth Pelphrey (Wabash, Indiana); 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann McFaddin (Paintsville), Mrs. Geraldine Bradford (Columbus, Ohio), Miss Madonna Ruth Pelphrey (Columbus, Ohio), and Miss Carolyn Pelphrey (Van Lear); 1 brother, Glen Pelphrey (Staffordsville); 4 sisters, Mrs. Sanford Picklesimer (Williamsport, Ohio), Mrs. Clifford Sturgill (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Charlie Spradlin (Michigan), and Mrs. Madge Picklesimer (Circleville, Ohio); and 12 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Milford Pelphrey died October 3, 1962 in Pike County at the age of 63. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Rosie Blair Pelphrey (age 66), daughter of the late Albert and Julia Blair Pelphrey [mistake], was a resident of Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She died October 20, 1971 in a local hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in Club House Cemetery. She was survived by 6 sons, Larry Joe Pelphrey (of Van Lear), Lowell Pelphrey (Paintsville), James Pelphrey (Van Lear), Kenneth Pelphrey (Melbourne, Florida), and Clarence Pelphrey (Van Lear) [the 6th son isn't named]; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann McFaddin (Paintsville), Mrs. Geraldine Bradford (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. Madonna Borders (Columbus), and Mrs. Carolyn Sue Thompson (Columbus); 3 brothers, Curtis Blair (Urbana, Ohio), Kelly Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Kenneth Blair (Barnetts Creek); and 5 sisters, Zora Ward (Wabash, Indiana), Elva Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Imogene Blair (Wabash), Edna Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky), and Kathy Ward (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rosie Pelphrey died October 20, 1971 in Johnson County at the age of 66. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Milford Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Rosa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 24), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 8 of the 1940 census for District 58-6 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1940), Milford Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Rosa (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 34), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Milford Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Marion (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Geraldine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Jimmy (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Larry (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lowell (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of MILFORD PELPHREY and ROSA BLAIR are:

    1. PAUL PELPHREY, b. November 20, 1925, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1952, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul Pelphrey was born November 20, 1925 in Johnson County to Rosa Blair.
      According to his obituary, Paul Pelphrey (age 26), son of Milford and Rosa Blair Pelphrey, was an employee of North American Aircraft Corporation in Columbus, Ohio at the time of his death. He was born November 20, 1926 in Van Lear, died October 20, 1952 in a Columbus hospital from injuries to his head from an unknown source, and was buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear. In addition to his parents, he was survived by the following brothers and sisters: Milford Pelphrey Jr. (U.S. Army), Mrs. Mary Ann McFaddin (Paintsville), Mrs. Geraldine Bradford (Columbus, Ohio), James, Larry Joe, Lowell, Madonna R., Kenneth A., Carollton C., and Clarence E. Pelphrey (all of Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. MILFORD PELPHREY JR., b. September 19, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 21, 2000, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GLADYS M. WEBB, daughter of EDWARD WEBB and MAHALA BURCHWELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Milford Pelphrey was born September 19, 1927 in Johnson County to Rosie Blair.
      According to his obituary, Milford Pelphrey Jr. (age 73), son of the late Milford and Rosie Blair Pelphrey, was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born September 19, 1927 in Johnson County, died November 21, 2000 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by 2 sons, Billy Ray Adams (of Silver Lake, Indiana) and Larry Joe Adams (Bucyrus, Ohio); 1 daughter, Tanya Jean Auxier (Van Lear); 4 brothers, Lowell Pelphrey (East Point), Clarence Pelphrey (Meally), Larry Jo Pelphrey (Martha, Kentucky), and Kenneth Pelphrey (Austin, Texas); 3 sisters, Mary Ann McFaddin (Paintsville), Madonna Borders (Columbus, Ohio), and Sue Woods (Columbus); and 9 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. MARY ANN PELPHREY, 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MCFADDIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary A. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Rosa Blair.
    4. GERALDINE PELPHREY, b. 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BRADFORD.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Geraldine Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Rosie Blair.
    5. JAMES PELPHREY, b. 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Rosa Blair.
    6. LARRY JOE PELPHREY, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Larry J. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Rosa Blair.
    7. LOWELL F. PELPHREY, b. 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lowell F. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Rosa Blair.
    8. MADONNA RUTH PELPHREY, m. (1) (unknown first name) BORDERS, m. (2) (unknown first name) WOODS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Madonna R. Pelphrey was born to Rosie Blair.
    9. KENNETH A. PELPHREY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kenneth A. Pelphrey was born to Rosa Blair.
    10. CAROLYN SUE PELPHREY, m. (unknown first name) THOMPSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carolyn S. Pelphrey was born to Rosa Blair.
    11. CLARENCE E. PELPHREY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clarence E. Pelphrey was born to Rosa Blair.







ALBERT HAYS BLAIR, son of SAMUEL RUSSELL BLAIR and MIRANDA LEMASTER, was born October 26, 1878 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 13, 1953, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married JULIA ANN BLAIR, daughter of WALLACE B. BLAIR and MARGARET HITCHCOCK, April 28, 1899 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born March 20, 1880 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 26, 1941 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Albert Blair (age 21) married Julia Blair (age 19) on April 28, 1899 in Johnson County.

When Albert Hays Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner and a farmer in Denver, Johnson County, that his closest relative was "Julia Blair (wife)" of Denver, and that he was born October 26, 1877. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to his obituary, Albert H. Blair (age 76), son of Sam and Miranda Lemaster Blair, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County and a resident of Barnetts Creek at the time of his death. He was born October 26, 1876 in Johnson County, died July 13, 1953 at the home of a daughter, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Ann Blair, in 1940. He was survived by 3 sons, Curtis Blair (of Urbana, Ohio), Kelly Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Kenneth Blair (Barnetts Creek); 7 daughters, Mrs. Sherman Ward (Newport News, Virginia), Mrs. Collie Ward (Wabash, Indiana), Mrs. Darol Fowley (Wabash), Mrs. Milford Pelphrey (Van Lear), Mrs. Ellis Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky), Mrs. Edgar Ward (Barnetts Creek), and Mrs. Herschell Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 1 brother, Alamander Blair (Barnetts Creek); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Katheryn Blair (Paintsville) and Mrs. Fonzo Salyer (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Julia Ann Blair Blair (age 61), daughter of Wallace and Margaret Blair, was born March 20, 1880 in Johnson County, died November 26, 1941 at home in Barnetts Creek, and was buried in the home cemetery. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Orville; and 3 daughters, Carmel, Yunetta, and Anna Ruth. She was survived by her husband, Albert Blair, whom she married April 28, 1898; 3 sons, Kelley Blair, Kenneth Blair, and Curtis Blair; 6 daughters, Mrs. Zora Ward, Mrs. Rose Pelphrey, Mrs. Elvin Ratliff, Mrs. Edna Ratliff, Mrs. Keaton Ward, and Irma Blair; 3 brothers, Frank Blair (Barnetts Creek), John Blair (Oil Springs), and Millard Blair (Denver, Kentucky); 1 sister, Mrs. Emma Caudill (Denver), and 28 grandchildren. On another obituary dated a week later (December 11, 1941), her children are listed as Mrs. Sherman Ward, Mrs. Mildred Pelphrey, Van Lear, Ky,; Mrs. Edgar Ward, Mrs. Callie Ward, Mrs. Herschel Ratliff, Mrs. Ellis Ratliff, Curtis Blair, Kelly, Kenneth and Imogene Blair, all of Barnetts Creek. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 15 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Albert Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in October of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 21 years old. Also listed is Julia (wife, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, she hasn't had any children, age 20).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 23, & 25, 1910), Albert Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 30), Donnie L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Zora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and S. Curtis (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page of 5 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 7 & 8, 1920), Albert H. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Julia A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Zora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Curtis (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Katy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Elvy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Kelly H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Kenneth H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Albert Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #51, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Julia A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 50), Elva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Kelly (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Kenneth (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Imogene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 30 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), Albert Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #246, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 60), Kella (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 24), Kenneth (son, single, laborer doing building construction, 5th grade education, age 21), and Imogene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18).

    The children of ALBERT BLAIR and JULIA BLAIR are:

    1. DONNIE L. BLAIR, b. 1902, Kentucky, m. SHERMAN WARD.
    2. ZORA BLAIR, b. February 22, 1903, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 26, 1974, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, buried in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, m. RICHARD C. WARD, 1928, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He d. July 4, 1956
      Notes: According to her obituary, Zora Blair Ward (age 71), daughter of Albert and Julia Blair, was born February 22, 1903 in Paintsville, died October 26, 1974 in Wabash County Hosptital in Indiana after being in failing health for a year, and was buried in Falls Cemetery in Wabash. She married Richard C. Ward in 1928 in Paintsville. He died July 4, 1956. She was survived by 3 sons, Ellis B. Ward, William C. Ward, and James R. Ward; 2 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Brinson and Mrs. Morris (Doris) Williams; 3 brothers, Kenneth Blair (of Barnetts Creek), Kelley Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Curtis Blair (Clifton, Ohio); 4 sisters, Mrs. Katie Ward (Barnetts Creek), Elva Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Edna Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky), and Mrs. Imogene Preston (Paintsville); 14 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. ROSA BLAIR, b. 1905, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1971, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MILFORD BLAIR.
    4. CURTIS S. BLAIR, b. March 18, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 21, 1980, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, m. DIXIE A. BLAIR.
    5. EDNA BLAIR, b. 1910, Kentucky, m. ELLIS RATLIFF.
    6. KATIE BLAIR, b. 1911, Kentucky, m. EDGAR WARD, son of JOHN WESLEY WARD and RHODA ANN SALYER.
    7. ELVA BLAIR, b. June 22, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 19, 1979, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HERSHELL RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Elva Blair Ratliff (age 65), daughter of Albert and Julia Ann Blair, was born June 22, 1913 in Johnson County, died March 19, 1979 at home in Barnetts Creek following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by her husband, Hershell Ratlliff; 3 sons, Richard, Roger, and Randy (of Barnetts Creek); 3 daughters, Opal Crace (Springfield, Ohio), Thelma Benge (Wabash, Indiana), and Phyllis Crace (Frankfort); 3 brothers, Kelly Blair and Kenneth Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Curtis Blair (Urbana, Ohio); 3 sisters, Mrs. Edna Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky), Mrs. Katie Ward (Barnetts Creek), and Mrs. Imogene Preston (Wabash); and 11 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    8. KELLY H. BLAIR, b. April 12, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BESSIE RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kelley H. Blair was born April 12, 1914 in Johnson County to Julia Blair.
    9. KENNETH H. BLAIR, b. January 26, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GLORIA MAE WARD.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kinnis H. Blair was born January 26, 1919 in Johnson County to Julia Blair.
    10. IMOGENE BLAIR, b. 1922, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PRESTON.
    11. ORVILLE BLAIR (deceased).
    12. CARMEL BLAIR (deceased).
    13. YUNETTA BLAIR (deceased).
    14. ANNA RUTH BLAIR (deceased).

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







JOHN ELBERT "ELBERT" PICKLESIMER, son of AMANDA JANE CONLEY and ISAAC J. "BUD" PICKLESIMER, was born February 12, 1903 in Kentucky, died February 17, 1975 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, and is buried in Spring Lawn Cemetery in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio. He married (1) MADGE L. PELPHREY, daughter of MARY F. PELPHREY and OBEDIAH PELPHREY, May 14, 1921 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born September 5, 1904 in Kentucky, died December 9, 1969 in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, and is buried in Spring Lawn Cemetery in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio. He married (2) VIOLA LEE (unknown last name). She was born in 1916 in Ohio, died September 18, 1979 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, and is buried in Spring Lawn Cemetery in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio. Madge Pelphrey married (2) (unknown first name) SPANGLER.

Notes: John Picklesimer's brother, Sanford, married Madge Pelphrey's sister, Nolice.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Elbert Picklesimer lived from 1903 to 1975, and was buried in Spring Lawn Cemetery in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio, that Viola Lee Picklesimer lived from 1916 to 1979, was buried in the same cemetery, and Madge Picklesimer Spangler lived from September 5, 1904 to December 9, 1969, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Elbert Picklesimer was born February 12, 1903, and died in February of 1975. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Elbert Picklesimer was born about 1903, and died February 17, 1975 in Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, Fayette County, at the age of 72. He was married and living in Pickaway County at the time of his death.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Madge Spangler was born about 1904, and died December 9, 1969 in Berger Hospital in Circleville, Pickaway County, at the age of 65. She was married at the time of her death.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Viola L. Picklesimer was born about 1916 in Ohio, and died September 18, 1979 in Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. She was widowed and living in Pickaway County at the time of her death.

On page 31 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Everet Pickle is listed as the head of the household for house #501, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Madge L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 25), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and James (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 9 of the 1940 census for District 58-6 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Delbert Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #65, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Madge (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 36), Louain (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), James A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Charlie D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Bob (son, born in Kentucky, age 4). They are living next to Madge's sister, Nolice, who married Elbert's brother, Sanford.

    The children of ELBERT PICKLESIMER and MADGE PELPHREY are:

    1. ETHEL LOUANN PICKLESIMER, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ethel L. Picklesimer was born in Johnson County to Madge Pelphy.
    2. JAMES A. PICKLESIMER, b. 1930, Kentucky.
    3. CHARLIE D. PICKLESIMER, b. 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charlie D. Picklesimer was born in Johnson County to Madge Pelphrey.
    4. BOB PICKLESIMER, b. 1936, Kentucky.







EDITH "EADY" STAPLETON, daughter of SAMANTHA SALYER and JOSEPH STAPLETON, was born in November of 1861 in Kentucky. She married AARON MCKENZIE, son of OLIVER B. MCKENZIE and MATILDA MARTHA STRONG, April 12, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 5, 1860 in Kentucky, died December 26, 1910 in Deer Creek, Madison County, Ohio, and is buried in Lafayette, Allen County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Edith Stapleton can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Aaron McKenzie was the brother of Melissa Ann McKenzie and Theodore F. H. McKenzie.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Aaron McKenzie (age 20), married Eady Stapleton (age 19), on April 12, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, Aaron McKinsey died December 26, 1910 in Deer Creek, Madison County, Ohio, from tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as October 5, 1860, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Oliver McKinsey (b. Virginia) and Matilda Strong (b. Virginia), and the burial place as Lafayette, Ohio.

On page 4 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 21, 1870), Oliver McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farm manager, born in Virginia, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Matilda (born in Kentucky, age 50), John (works on farm, born in Kentucky, age 22), James (born in Kentucky, age 20), Asberry (born in Kentucky, age 13), Pheobe E. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Aaron (born in Kentucky, age 9), Nancy J. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Gen E. (male, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Savilla (born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 25 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), Aaron McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #205, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 19 years old. Also listed are Nancy J. (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 17), and Elzy (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 13).

On page 33 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1900), Aaron McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #248, he's a farmer, born in October of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 19 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Eady (wife, born in November of 1861 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 38), Samuel W. (son, born in January of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Acy (son, born in September of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Iras (daughter, born in April of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Charley (son, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), and Mary B. (daughter, born in November of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 80 (Deer Creek) in Madison County, Ohio (dated April 25 & 26, 1910), Aron McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #79, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 30 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Eady (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 49), Easa (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 21), Charley B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Mary B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13). Aaron's nephew, Dock. is living on one side, and on the other side is a William H. Crouch (age 58) and his sister Lide (age 60).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 213 (Deer Creek) in Madison County, Ohio (dated January 19, 1920), Edith McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #11, she's widowed, not working, born in Ohio, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, and she's 56 years old. Also listed is Catherine French (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7). In house #1 is Lida Crouch, who was living next to Edith in 1910.

    The children of EADY STAPLETON and AARON MCKENZIE are:

    1. SAMUEL W. MCKENZIE, b. January 1885, Kentucky.
    2. ACY MCKENZIE, b. September 1887, Kentucky.
    3. IRIS MCKENZIE, b. April 1888, Kentucky.
    4. CHARLEY B. MCKENZIE, b. January 1894, Kentucky.
    5. MARY B. MCKENZIE, b. November 1896, Kentucky.







ELIZABETH D. STAPLETON, daughter of SAMANTHA SALYER and JOSEPH STAPLETON, was born July 24, 1866 in Kentucky, died February 5, 1936 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM HENRY LEMASTER on September 20, 1906. He was born December 28, 1865 in Kentucky, died April 30, 1953 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky. William Henry Lemaster married (1) NORA A. WILLIAMS.

Notes: Information on Elizabeth Stapleton can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to her death certificate, Elizabeth Stapleton Lemasters died February 5, 1936 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from appoplexie. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Flat Gap, Kentucky, her birth date as July 24, 1866, her marital status as married, her husband as W. H. Lemasters, her parents as Joseph Stapleton (b. Flat Gap) and Samantha Salyer (b. Flat Gap), the informant as Hinsey Lemasters [hard to read] of Kenwood, Kentucky, and the burial place as Williams Cemetery.

According to her obituary:

      "Mrs. Elizabeth Stapleton Lemaster of this place [Kenwood], died February 5, 1936. She was 69 years of age. Mrs. Lemaster was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stapleton of Flat Gap. She was suddenly stricken with apoplexy while helping with the week’s washing. She had eaten a hearty dinner and was in good health when stricken. A physician was summoned. She lived only a few minutes after the doctor arrived. She joined the United Baptist Church early in life at Bethel. After her marriage, she changed her membership from Bethel Church to Low Gap Church where she lived a Christian life. She was married to Mr. W. H. LeMaster September 20, 1906, and to this union was born one son, Perry. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, one son Perry Lemaster, one granddaughter and six sisters, Mrs. Eddie McKenzie and Mrs. Verlineia Rice of Ohio; Mrs. Mary McKenzie of Minneapolis, Min.; Mrs. Sina Hitchcock of Denver; Mrs. Anna McKenzie of Fuget; Bill Stapleton of Flat Gap. Two brothers, Harlan and Paris Stapleton of Flat Gap, and a host of other relatives and friends." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 31 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 7, 1910), William H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #213, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth D. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 43), Auta (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Effie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Elbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Perrie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 25 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 29 & 30), William H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #230, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 53), Elbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Perry (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 28 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), William H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #266, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Lizzie B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 43, age 63), and Perry (son, born in Kentucky, age 20).

    The child of ELIZABETH STAPLETON and WILLIAM LEMASTER is:

    1. PERRY LEMASTER, b. 1909, Kentucky.







NORA A. WILLIAMS, daughter of MARY C. HITCHCOCK and JOSEPH C. WILLIAMS, was born in May of 1869 in Kentucky, and died before 1907. She married WILLIAM HENRY LEMASTER, son of ISAAC LEMASTER and MARY F. BARKER, June 14, 1890 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born December 28, 1865 in Kentucky, died April 30, 1953 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky. William Henry Lemaster married (2) ELIZABETH D. STAPLETON. He married (3) MINTA ESTEP, daughter of AMBROSE J. ESTEP and ELIZABETH JANE HOLBROOK. She was born in January of 1888 in Kentucky.

Notes: Minta Estep was the brother of William H. Estep, Francis Ellen "Frankie" Estep, Amanda Belle Estep, Scott Estep and Paris Estep.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, W. H. Lemaster (age 24) married Nora A. Williams (age 21) on June 14, 1890 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, William Henry Lemaster died April 30, 1953 at home in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, from heart disease, hypertension, and senility. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 28, 1865, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Issiac Lemaster and Mary Barker, the informant as Luther Lemaster, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Manila.

According to his obituary, W. H. Lemaster (age 87), son of the late Isaac and Mary Barker Lemaster, was born December 28, 1865, died April 30, 1953 at the Manila home of his son, Luther Lemaster, following an illness of several months, and was buried in the family cemetery in Low Gap. He was first married to Nora Williams and following her death he married Elizabeth Stapleton who also preceded him in death. He was survived by his 3rd wife, Minta Estep Lemaster; 4 sons, Luther Lemaster, Elbert Lemaster (of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), Auta Lemaster (Marysville, Ohio), and Perry Lemaster (Ashland); 3 daughters, Mrs. Alta Pelphrey (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. Carrie Ramey (Volga, Kentucky), and Mrs. Effie Lemaster (Win, Kentucky); and 1 sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Cox (Huntington, West Virginia). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Minta Estep Lemaster (age 66), daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Jane Holbrook Estep, was born January 29, 1888 in Flat Gap, died July 30, 1954 at the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, home of her granddaughter after an illness of 1 week, and was buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap. She was precededed in death by her husband, Henry Lemaster, in 1953. She was survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. J. C. Sexton (of Bancroft, West Virginia); 2 brothers, Bob Estep (Flat Gap) and Paris Estep (Flat Gap); and 1 sister, Mrs. Coy Cantrell. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 14 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1880), Isaac Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #115, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Mary F. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 41), John J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), George C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Steven (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Lora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 27 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Henry Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in December of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Nora A. (wife, born in May of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 31), Altie (daughter, born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Autie (son, born in January of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Luther (son, born in January of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Tera M. (daughter, born in September of 1896 in Kentucky, age 6), Carrie (daughter, born in October of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), and Mary L. (mother, widowed, born in February of 1838 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 62).

On page 31 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 7, 1910), William H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #213, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth D. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 43), Auta (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Effie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Elbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Perrie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 25 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 29 & 30), William H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #230, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 53), Elbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Perry (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 28 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), William H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #266, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Lizzie B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 43, age 63), and Perry (son, born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1940), W. H. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a retired farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 74 years old. Also listed is Mintie (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 52.

    The children of NORA WILLIAMS and WILLIAM LEMASTER are:

    1. ALTA LEMASTER, b. March 1891, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PELPHREY.
    2. AUTA LEMASTER, b. January 1893, Kentucky.
    3. LUTHER LEMASTER, b. January 1895, Kentucky.
    4. TERA M. LEMASTER, b. September 1896, Kentucky.
    5. CARRIE LEMASTER, b. October 1898, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RAMEY.
    6. EFFIE LEMASTER, b. 1901, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) LEMASTER.
    7. ELBERT LEMASTER, b. 1904, Kentucky.







MARY STAPLETON, daughter of SAMANTHA SALYER and JOSEPH STAPLETON, was born in August of 1868 in Kentucky, and died May 13, 1951 in Meeker County, Minnesota. She married JAMES H. MCKENZIE, son of LAFAYETTE MCKENZIE and MARY SPARKS, July 29, 1886 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in July of 1865 in Kentucky, and died November 9, 1925 in Meeker County, Minnesota.

Notes: Information on Mary Stapleton can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

James H. McKenzie was the brother of Sarah Ann McKenzie and Nancy Eveline McKenzie.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James H. McKenzie (age 21) married Mary Stapleton (age 17) on July 29, 1886 in Johnson County.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Mary Stapleton McKinzie died May 13, 1951 in Meeker County.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, James McKenzie died November 9, 1925 in Meeker County.

On page 28 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 9, 1870), Lafayette McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #193, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Martha A. (born in Kentucky, age 35), Sarah A. (born in Kentucky, age 10), William H. H. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Benjamin M. (born in Kentucky, age 6), James (born in Kentucky, age 5), Nancy E. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Daniel M. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 12 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1880), Layfette McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Marry (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), William (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 18), Benjamin (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 16), James H. (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 10), Daniel M. (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 12), Oliver P. (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 10), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 8), and George W. (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 5).

On pages 12 & 13 of the 1900 census for District 108 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated June 13, 1900), James H. McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farmer, born in July of 1865 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in August of 1868 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 31), Frankie (daughter, born in July of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Ossie (son, born in June of 1892 in Minnesota, age 7), Laurie (daughter, born in April of 1894 in Minnesota, age 6), Procter (son, born in December of 1897 in Minnesota, age 2), and Alice M. (daughter, born in March of 1900 in Minnesota, age 2 months).

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 89 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated April 20, 1910), James McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #100, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, 1st marriage, married for 24 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 41), Ossie (son, born in Minnesota, age 18), Laura (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 16), Proctor (son, born in Minnesota, age 12), and Alice (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 10).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 122 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated March 8, 1920), J. H. McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #157, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 51), Laura (daughter, single, not working, born in Minnesota, age 25), and Procter (son, single, not working, born in Minnesota, age 22).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 47-13 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated April 19, 1930), Proctor McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Minnesota, parents born in Sweden, first married at 18, age 28), Helen (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 8), Kenneth (son, born in Minnesota, age 7), Percy (son, born in Minnesota, age 4), Palmer (son, born in Minnesota, age 4), and Mary McKenzie (mother, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 62).

On page 4 of the 1940 census for District 47-13 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated April 5, 1940), Proctor McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Minnesota, 8th grade education, age 36), Keneth L. (son, born in Minnesota, age 18), Percy (son, born in Minnesota, age 14), Palmer (son, born in Minnesota, age 14), Betty Lou (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 7), Alice Ruth (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 3), and Mary McKinzie (mother, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 3 years of high school, age 73).

    The children of MARY STAPLETON and JAMES MCKENZIE are:

    1. FRANKIE MCKENZIE, b. July 1888, Kentucky.
    2. OSSIE MCKINZIE, b. June 19, 1892, Annendale, Wright County, Minnesota, d. 1954, North Dakota, m. ELLEN A. KELLY.
    3. LAURA MCKENZIE, b. April 1894, Minnesota.
    4. PROCTOR MCKINZIE, b. December 10, 1897, Minnesota, d. March 10, 1971, Meeker County, Minnesota, m. CLARA H. OLSON.
    5. ALICE M. MCKENZIE, b. March 1900, Minnesota.







OSSIE MCKINZIE, son of MARY STAPLETON and JAMES H. MCKENZIE, was born June 19, 1982 in Annendale, Wright County, Minnesota, and died in 1954 in North Dakota. He married ELLEN A. KELLY, daughter of THOMAS J. KELLY and HANNAH K., about 1919. She was born May 10, 1897 in Minnesota, and died in January of 1979.

Notes: Hannah Kelly's maiden name was reportedly Hannah K. Sell.

When Ossie McKinzie's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in McLean County, North Dakota, he stated that he was a farmer, that he was single, and that he was born June 19, 1892 in Annendale, Minnesota. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and light brown hair.

A photo of his headstone in Clifton Cemetery in McLean County, North Dakota, shows that Ossie McKinzie lived from 1892-1954.

A photo of her headstone in Clifton Cemetery in McLean County, North Dakota, shows that Ellen McKinzie lived from 1897-1979.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ellen McKinzie was born May 10, 1897, and died in January of 1979. She received her Social Security card in 1955 in North Dakota, and her last place of residence was in Douglas, Ward County, North Dakota.

On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 27 (Comfort Township) in Kanabec County, Minnesota (dated June 30, 1900), Tom J. Kelley is listed as the head of the household for house #112, he's a farmer, born in July of 1865 in Canada, parents born in Canada, he immigrated to the United States in 1887 and is a naturalized citizen, married for 3 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Hannah K. (wife, born in July of 1887 in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1885, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 22), Ellen A. (daughter, born in May of 1897 in Minnesota, age 3), and Plir F. (son, born in March of 1899 in Minnesota, age 1).

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 80 (Comfort Township) in Kanabec County, Minnesota (dated April 11, 1910), Thomas Kelly is listed as the head of the household for house #29, he's a farmer, born in Canada, parents born in Canada, he immigrated to the United States in 1887 and is a naturalized citizen, 1st marriage, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in Minnesota, parents born in Sweden, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 33), Ellen A. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 12), Peter F. (son, born in Minnesota, age 11), Lucy L. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 7), Ray M. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 3), and Ethel J. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 1). They are living next to a Hannah Sell (b. Sweden, age 69) family.

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 111 (Township 149 Range 86) in McLean County, North Dakota (dated January 3 & 6, 1920), Ossie McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed is Ellen A. (wife, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Sweden, age 22).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 28-69 (Township 149 Range 86) in McLean County, North Dakota (dated April 3, 1930), Ossie McKenzie is listged as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 27, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Ellen A. (wife, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Sweden, first married at 22, age 33), Lorne A. (daughter, born in North Dakota, age 9), Ralph P. (son, born in North Dakota, age 3 months), James H. Becker (lodger, single, farm laborer, born in Minnesota, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Minnesota, age 22), and Hazle G. Wiemer (boarder, single, public school teacher, born in North Dakota, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Indiana, age 21).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 28-72 (Township 149 Range 86) in McLean County, North Dakota (dated April 20 - 24, 1940), Ossie McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #13, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Ellen A. (wife, born in North Dakota, 2 years of college, age 43), Lorene (daughter, born in North Dakota, 4 years of high school, age 19), Ralph (son, born in North Dakota, age 10), Marie (daughter, born in North Dakota, age 6), Patrick (son, born in North Dakota, age 2), amd James Becker (hired hand, farm laborer, single, born in Minnesota, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 32).

    The children of OSSIE MCKINZIE and ELLEN KELLY are:

    1. LORENE A. MCKINZIE, b. 1921, North Dakota.
    2. RALPH P. MCKINZIE, b. 1929, North Dakota, d. 1988, buried in McLean County, North Dakota, m. LOIS (unknown last name). She was b. 1935.
      Notes: A photo of his headstone in Clifton Cemetery in McLean County, North Dakota, shows that Ralph McKinzie lived from 1929-1988, and his wife Lois was born in 1935.
    3. MARIE MCKINZIE, b. 1934, North Dakota.
    4. PATRICK MCKINZIE, b. 1938, North Dakota.







PROCTOR MCKINZIE, son of MARY STAPLETON and JAMES H. MCKENZIE, was born December 10, 1897 in Minnesota, and died March 10, 1971 in Meeker County, Minnesota. He married CLARA H. OLSON, daughter of ANDREW OLSON and HANNA (unknown last name), about 1921. She was born April 17, 1902 in Minnesota, and died October 6, 1979 in Meeker County, Minnesota.

Notes: When Proctor McKenzie's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918, he stated that he was a farmer working for James H. McKenzie in Watkins, Minnesota, that his closest relative was James H. McKenzie, and that he was born December 10, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Proctor McKinzie was born December 10, 1897, and died in March of 1971. He received his Social Security card in 1951-1952 in Minnesota, and his last place of residence was in Kimball, Stearns County, Minnesota.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Proctor McKinzie was born December 10, 1897, and died March 10, 1971 in Meeker County. His mother's maiden name is listed as Stapelton.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Clara McKinzie was born April 17, 1902, and died in October of 1979. She received her Social Security card in 1953 in Minnesota, and her last place of residence was in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota.

According to Minnesota death record transcripts, Clara H. McKinzie was born April 17, 1902, and died October 6, 1979 in Meeker County.

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 122 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated March 2, 1920), Andrew Olson is listed as the head of the household for house #131, he's a farmer, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, he immigrated to the United States in 1888 and became a naturalized citizen in 1910, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Hanna (wife, born in Sweden, parents born in Sweden, immigrated in 1896, naturalized in 1910, age 59), Sigred Sinnett (daughter, married, not working, born in Sweden, age 32), Nels H. Olson (son, single, blacksmith, born in Sweden, unknown year of immigration, age 28), Oscar S. (son, single, not working, born in Minnesota, age 23), Joseph G. (son, single, not working, born in Minnesota, age 21), Clara H. (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 17), Margaret L. Sinnett (granddaughter, born in Montana, father born in Illinois, mother born in Sweden, age 6), and Joseph A. Sinnett (grandson, born in Minnesota, father born in Illinois, mother born in Sweden, age 5).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 47-13 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated April 19, 1930), Proctor McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Minnesota, parents born in Sweden, first married at 18, age 28), Helen (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 8), Kenneth (son, born in Minnesota, age 7), Percy (son, born in Minnesota, age 4), Palmer (son, born in Minnesota, age 4), and Mary McKenzie (mother, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 62).

On page 4 of the 1940 census for District 47-13 (Forest Prairie Township) in Meeker County, Minnesota (dated April 5, 1940), Proctor McKinzie is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Minnesota, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Minnesota, 8th grade education, age 36), Keneth L. (son, born in Minnesota, age 18), Percy (son, born in Minnesota, age 14), Palmer (son, born in Minnesota, age 14), Betty Lou (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 7), Alice Ruth (daughter, born in Minnesota, age 3), and Mary McKinzie (mother, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 3 years of high school, age 73).

    The children of PROCTOR MCKINZIE and CLARA OLSON are:

    1. HELEN MCKINZIE, b. 1922, Minnesota.
    2. KENNETH MCKINZIE, b. 1923, Minnesota.
    3. PERCY MCKINZIE, b. 1926, Minnesota.
    4. PALMER MCKINZIE, b. 1926, Minnesota.
    5. BETTY LOU MCKINZIE, b. 1933, Minnesota.
    6. ALICE RUTH MCKINZIE, b. 1937, Minnesota.







BENJAMIN HITCHCOCK, son of PARKER D. HITCHCOCK and SOPHIA SALYER, was born April 14, 1868 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died January 22, 1955 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married MARY ELLEN SPRADLIN, daughter of JAMES S. SPRADLIN JR. and TEMPERANCE JANE HITCHCOCK, July 6, 1891, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in July of 1867 in Kentucky, and died about 1926. He married (2) LOUCINA "SINA" STAPLETON.

Notes: Mary Ellen Spradlin Hitchcock reportedly died in 1926.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Benjamin Hitchcock (age 23) married Mary E. Spradlin (age 24) on July 6, 1891 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ben Hitchcock died January 22, 1955 in Magoffin County at the age of 86. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

On page 19 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), Benjamin Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #162, he's a a farmer, born in April of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in July of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 32), and Wylie R. (son, born in February of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1910), Benjamin Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #8, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 18 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 2 are still living, age 42), Wiley R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dosia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Jessee Hitchcock (servant, farm laborer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 12, 1920), Benjamin Hitchcock 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 51 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 52), Wiley (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 26), Dosha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Benjamin Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #80, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, first married at age 23, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 29, age 58), and Dosha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 32 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1940), Ben Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #269, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 72 years old. Also listed is Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 67).

    The children of BENJAMIN HITCHCOCK and MARY SPRADLIN are:

    1. WYLIE S. HITCHCOCK, b. February 1892, Kentucky.
    2. DOSHIA HITCHCOCK, b. February 23, 1907, Kentucky, d. June 7, 1999, Richland County, Ohio, m. ULYSSES S. GRANT TRIMBLE, 1931. He was b. 1869, Kentucky, d. February 14, 1944, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Ulysses S. Grant Trimble was the brother of Louisa C. Trimble and Minerva Trimble, and the half-brother of Sarah Elizabeth Baldwin and Shelby Anthony Baldwin.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Doshia Hitchcock Trimble was born February 23, 1907 in Kentucky, and died June 7, 1999 at home in Richland County at the age of 92. Her father's surname is listed as Hitchcock, her mother's maiden name as Spradlin, and she was widowed at the time of her death.
      According to his obituary, U. G. Trimble (age 75), son of the late James and Sarah Howes Trimble, died February 14, 1944 at home on Lower Twin Branch in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Trimble Cemetery. He was deceased by his 1st wife, Pauline Williams Trimble. He was survived by several of their children. He married his 2nd wife, Doshie Hitchcock, in 1931. In addition to his wife, he was survived by 1 son, Clarence B. Trimble; and 1 daughter, Mary Catherine Trimble. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 77-9B in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Grant Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 71 years old. Also listed are Doha (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 32), Mary K. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).







LOUCINA "SINA" STAPLETON, daughter of SAMANTHA SALYER and JOSEPH STAPLETON, was born March 6, 1873 in Kentucky, died April 23, 1941 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) JOHN T. MOORE on December 31, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) BENJAMIN HITCHCOCK.

Notes: Information on Loucina Stapleton can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John T. Moore (2nd marriage, age 40) married Lousina Stapleton (1st marriage, age 29) on December 31, 1902 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Sina Stapleton Hitchcock died March 23, 1941 [mistake] in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 6, 1873, her age as 68 years 1 month 17 days, her marital status as married, her husband as Ben Hitchcock, her parents as Joseph Stapleton (b. Kentucky) and Samantha Salyer (b. Hitchcock), the informant as Ben Hitchcock of Denver, Kentucky, and the burial place as Flat Gap, Kentucky.

According to her obituary:

      "Mrs. Lucinda Hitchcock Passes Tuesday At Denver Mrs. Lucinda Hitchcock, prominent and respected woman of the Denver community, died at her home there Tuesday morning. She had been ill five months after complication resulting from an attack of flu. Mrs. Hitchcock was the wife of Ben Hitchcock and had numerous friends and relatives thruout the county who will be grieved to learn of her passing. She was a member of the M. E. Church and 68 years old.. Rev. Hargus Conley, of Riceville, conducted the funeral rites. The body will be taken to Flat Gap for burial in the family cemetery at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Besides her husband she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Manford Rice, of Ohio; Mrs. Anna McKenzie, of Minnesota; Miss Presilla Stapleton, all of Flat Gap." [dated Thursday, April 24, 1941] (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sina Hitchcock died March 23, 1941 in Johnson County at the age of 68. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 20 of the 1910 census for District 98 (Little Blaine) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), John T. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #182, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, she hasn't had any children, age 37), Hubert H. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Nillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Mable (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 154 (Ceredo) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated January 8, 1920), John T. Moore is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 57 years old. Also listed is Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 46).

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Benjamin Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #80, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, first married at age 23, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 29, age 58), and Dosha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 32 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1940), Ben Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #269, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 72 years old. Also listed is Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 67).







PARIS HENDRICKS STAPLETON, son of SAMANTHA SALYER and JOSEPH STAPLETON, was born January 9, 1878 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 14, 1955 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married CLARA LEMASTER, daughter of WILLIAM L. LEMASTER and MINERVA TRIMBLE, about 1918. She was born June 2, 1893 in Kentucky, and died December 19, 1986 in Clark County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on Paris Stapleton can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Clara Lemaster was the sister of Alfred T. Lemaster and Rosa Lemaster.

When Paris Hendricks Stapleton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Flat Gap, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Clara Stapleton of Flat Gap, and that he was born January 9, 1878. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had gray eyes and red hair.

According to his obituary, Paris Stapleton (age 77), son of Joseph and Samantha Salyer Stapleton, was born January 9, 1878 in Johnson County, died February 14, 1955 at home in Flat Gap, and was buried in Salyer Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Clara Lemaster Stapleton, 2 sons, Fred Stapleton (of Staffordsville) and Joe Stapleton (Flat Gap); 1 daughter, Flora Pauline Stapleton (Flat Gap); 3 sisters, Mrs. Valincie Rice (Portsmouth, Ohio), Mrs. Anna McKenzie (Flat Gap), and Drucilla Stapleton (Flat Gap). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Paris Stapleton died February 14, 1955 in Johnson County at the age of 77. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Clara Stapleton was born June 2, 1893, and died in December of 1986. She received her Social Security card in 1955 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Clara Stapleton was born about 1893 in Kentucky, and died December 19, 1986 at home in Clark County at the age of 93. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), William L. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #72, he's a farmer, born in December of 1854 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, married for 12 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in February of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 12 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 33), Flora A. (daughter, born in September of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Alfred T. (son, born in May of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Clarra (daughter, born in June of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), John W. (son, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 5), Rosa (daughter, born in June of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Francis P. (son, born in May of 1900 in Kentucky, age 0 months).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), William L. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #64, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 43), Flora A. (daughter, single, public school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 21), Alfred T. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Clara (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), John W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Alexas H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mattie H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Sarah Trimble (mother-in-law, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 81).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 7 & 8, 1920), Samantha Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #77, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and she's 76 years old. Also listed are Sill (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 48), John H. (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 55), Paris H. (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 41), and Clara (daughter-in-law, married, teacher, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 58-9 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Paris Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 40, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 36), Joseph W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Fred W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 5 months), Samantha (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 87), Harlan (brother, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 65), and Sill (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 59).

On page 1 of the 1940 census for District 58-10 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Paris Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #2, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 46), Joseph W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Fred W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Flora Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), John Haran [sic] (brother, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 75), and Drusilla (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 6th grade education, age 69).

    The children of PARIS STAPLETON and CLARA LEMASTER are:

    1. MILDRED STAPLETON, b. October 7, 1920, Flat Gap Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 7, 1920, Flat Gap Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Mildred Stapleton died October 7, 1920 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from unknown causes after living for only 14 hours. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 7, 1920, her parents as Paris Stapleton (b. Kentucky) and Clara Lemaster (b. Kentucky), the informant as Paris Stapleton of Flat Gap, the burial place as the family cemetery, and the undertaker as Paris Stapleton.
    2. JOSEPH W. STAPLETON, b. 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joseph Stapleton was born in Johnson County to Clara Lemaster.
    3. FRED W. STAPLETON, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fred W. Stapleton was born in Johnson County to Claira Lemaster.
    4. FLORA PAULINE STAPLETON, b. 1935, Kentucky.







MARY SALYER, daughter of MILTON CLAIBORN SALYER and (unknown), was born May 19, 1896 in Kentucky, and died October 30, 1980 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married (1) OVA GREEN, son of GEORGE W. GREEN and CARNOLA "NOLA" WILLIAMS, June 8, 1916 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born July 15, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died September 2, 1916 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) DENNIS WELLINGTON WELLMAN, son of LINDSEY WELLMAN and SAMANTHA SWETNAM. He was born January 23, 1876 in Kentucky, died January 18, 1934 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Wellman Cemetery in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Ova Green (age 19) married Mary Salyer (age 20) on June 8, 1916 in Johnson County.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mary Wellman was born May 19, 1896, and died iin October of 1980. She received her Social Security card in 1956-1957 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary Wellman died October 30, 1980 in Lawrence County at the age of 84. She was living in Lawrence County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Ova Green died September 2, 1916 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as July 15, 1896, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as George Green (b. Lawrence County) and Nola Williams (b. Johnson County), and the informant as George Green of Fuget, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ova Green died September 2, 1916 in Johnson County at the age of 20.

According to his death certificate, Dennis Welington Willman [sic] died January 18, 1934 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from chronic parenchymatous nephritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 23, 1876, his marital status as married, he wife as Mary Salyers Willman, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Linza Willman (b. Kentucky) and Semintha Swetnam (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Mary Willman of Blaine, Kentucky, and the burial place as Willman Cemetery.

On page 76 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 29, 1900), George W. Green is listed as the head of the household for house #521, he's a farmer, born in October of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Carnola (wife, born in January of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 25), Ova B. (daughter, born in July of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and John V. (son, born in May of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), George Greene is listed as the head of the household for house #71, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Nola (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 37), Ova (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Victor (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Eva Williams (mother-in-law, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and 3 are still living, age 69).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 43 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 26, 1920), Mary Green is listed as the head of the household for house #21, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 22 years old. Also listed are is (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 years 9 months).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 64-9 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Dennis Wellman is listed as the head of the household for house #81, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 34), John J. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), and Ova Green (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The child of MARY SALYER and OVA GREEN is:

    1. OVA B. GREEN, b. May 2, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ova B. Green was born May 2, 1917 in Johnson County to Mary Salyer.







ELZY SALYER, son of BENJAMIN HENDRICKS SALYER and MALISSA MARGARET WILLIAMS, was born August of 1873 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died before 1915. He married LOURANA SALYER, daughter of SAMUEL P. SALYER and URSULA EVANS, April 15, 1893 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in February of 1872 in Kentucky, and died February 28, 1963 in Rushylvania, Logan County, Ohio. She married (2) GEORGE WASHINGTON MCKENZIE on April 11, 1915 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born about 1868 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. In that book it says that Elzy Salyer was born in 1872 and married a lady by the name of Lourany. Their child was Troy Salyer, who was born in 1897.

Lourana Salyer was the sister of Mary Elizabeth Salyer, Samuel Bracken "Bracken" Salyer, Thomas A. Salyer, and Henry Columbus "Lum" Salyer.

There was another Elzie Salyer in the area at the same time. According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Elzie Salyer (age 27) married Clarinda Brown (age 20) on July 28, 1899 in Johnson County. They couldn't be found in the 1900 or 1910 census. But in 1911, William Elzie Salyer died on February 2, 1911 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, from a brain tumor. His birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as August 18, 1873 (the Elzie who married Lourana Salyer was born in August of 1873, according to the 1900 census), his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Levi Salyer (b. Johnson County) and Sarah McKinzie [Sarah McKenzie] (b. Johnson County), the informant as T. A. Salyer of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Flat Gap. It appears that the Elzie Salyer who married Lourana Salyer in 1893 was the son of Benjamin and Malissa Williams Salyer, as the 2 families are living next to each other when the 1880 census was taken. One thing to note, however, is that Elzy's brother, Claud, married Mary Brown, and Mary had a sister by the name of Clarinda, and she was the same age as the Clarinda Brown who married Elzie Salyer. 2 houses away from Elzy and Lourana in 1900, there is a "Doctor" [or something like that, it's hard to read] and Clara Salyer family. He was born in March of 1872 in Kentucky, and she was born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, which is when Clarinda Brown was born, according to the 1880 census.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Elzay Salyer (age 18) married Lourania Salyer (age 21) on April 15, 1893 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, G. W. McKenzie (widowed, age 46) married Olourana Salyer (widowed, age 43) on April 11, 1915 in Johnson County.

According to a partial transcription of her obituary, Louranie Salyer Mckenzie was born about 1872, and died February 28, 1963 in Rushylvania, Ohio, at the age of 91. She was married to George Mckenzie in 1915 and her father's name is listed as Samuel.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Lourani McKenzie was born in 1872, and died February 28, 1963 at home in Logan County at the age of 91. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 5 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), Sam P. Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Ursley (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, age 44), Samuel B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Thomas A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Henry C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Lourana (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Elizabeth Evans (sister-in-law, single, servant, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, age 42). They are living next to Lourana's future husband's family.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), Elza Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, born in August of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Lourany (wife, born in February of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 28), and Troy (son, born in April of 1897 in Kentucky age 3). 2 houses away, in house #80, is a Doctor Salyer [the first name is hard to read] who was born in March of 1872 in Kentucky. He's married to Clara who was born in May of 1880 and they have been married for 1 year. She hasn't had any children.

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Elza Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #24, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Louranie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 38), and Troy (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 49 (Pleasant Township) in Clark County, Ohio (dated January 26, 1920), W. G. McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for family #172 [the houses aren't numbered], he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Lorearne (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 47), Troy (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), and Hubert (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 11-26 (Wayne) in Champaign County, Ohio (dated April 17, 1930), Washinton McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 19, and he's 60 years old. Also listed is Lorania (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 58). Lourana's son Troy is in house #36.

On pages 19 & 20 of the 1940 census for District 11-27 (Wayne) in Champaign County, Ohio (dated May 1, 1940), George McKenzie is listed as the head of the household for house #221, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 71 years old. Also listed are Louranie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 68), and Harry McKenzie (no relationship is listed, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he was living in Columbus, Ohio, in 1935, age 42).

    The child of ELZY SALYER and LOURANA SALYER is:

    1. TROY SALYER, b. April 2, 1897, West Virginia, d. April 4, 1980, Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, buried in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio, m. VERNA M. PICKLESIMER.







TROY SALYER, son of ELZY SALYER and LOURANA SALYER, was born April 2, 1897 in Wayne County, West Virginia, died April 4, 1980 in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio. He married VERNA M. PICKLESIMER, daughter of JOHN H. PICKLESIMER and LOUISA C. TRIMBLE, about 1920. She was born in 1901 in Kentucky, died April 10, 1969 in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on Troy Salyer can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Troy Salyer served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

When Troy Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in London, Madison County, Ohio, he stated that he was working for A. C. Williams in Pensylvania, that his closest relative was "Luranie McKenzie (mother), that he was born April 2, 1897 in Wayne County, West Virginia, and that his father was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had gray eyes and dark-colored hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and shows that Troy and Verna Picklesimer Salyer were buried in Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center, Ohio.

According to a partial transcription of his obituary, Troy Salyer was born about 1897, and died April 4, 1980 in Kentucky, Ohio, at the age of 83. His wife's name is listed as Verna Picklesimer, and his father's name as Elza.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Troy Salyer was born April 2, 1897, and died in April of 1980. He received his Social Security card in 1954-1955 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Troy Salyer was born about 1896 in West Virginia, and died April 4, 1980 in Hardin Memorial Cemetery in Kenton, Hardin County, at the age of 84. He was widowed and living in Logan County at the time of his death.

According to a partial obituary, Verna M. Pickelseimer Salyer was born about 1901, and died April 10, 1969 in Kenton, Ohio, at the age of 68. Her husband's name is listed as Troy, and her father's as John Pickelseimer.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Verna M. Salyer was born about 1901, and died April 10, 1969 in Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton, Hardin County, at the age of 68. She was married and living in Logan County at the time of her death.

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 11-26 (Wayne) in Champaign County, Ohio (dated April 17, 1930), Troy Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Vernie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 29), and W. Warren (son, born in Ohio, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 6). On page 4 of the 1940 census for District 11-9 (Jackson) in Champaign County, Ohio (dated April 16, 1940), Troy Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in West Virginia, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Verna (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 39), and William W. (son, born in Ohio, age 16).

    The child of TROY SALYER and VERNA PICKLESIMER is:

    1. WILLIAM WARREN SALYER, b. 1924, Ohio.







CLAUD SALYER, son of BENJAMIN HENDRICKS SALYER and MALISSA MARGARET WILLIAMS, was born March 9, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 27, 1937 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARY BROWN, daughter of THOMAS S. BROWN and ELIZABETH HILL, February 8, 1895 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born December 10, 1874 in Kentucky, died February 17, 1949 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 290 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to her obituary, Cynthia Brown McKenzie (age 83), daughter of the late Tom and Lizzie Hill Brown, was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of her death. She was born October 23, 1872 in Flat Gap, died December 18, 1955 in a local hospital, and was buried in McKenzie Cemetery. She was married to Dan McKenzie in 1892, and he preceded her in death April 12, 1936. She was survived by 2 sons, Mitchell McKenzie (of Staffordsville) and Bert McKenzie (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Martha Salyers (Volga, Kentucky) and Mrs. Mollie Williams (Staffordsville); 2 brothers, Milt Brown (Ashland) and Spencer Brown (Washington); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Merdia Burchwell (Ashland), Mrs. Sarah Williams (Elk Fork), and Mrs. Rinda Brown (Sherwood, Oregon). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky marriage records, T. S. Brown (2nd marriage, age 45) married Isabel Lemaster (age 21) on November 4, 1889 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth records, there was a Clarence Salyer who was born March 9, 1874 in Johnson County to Benj. H. Salyer (b. Johnson County) and Malisa M. Williams (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Claud Salyer (age 20) married Mary Brown (age 20) on February 8, 1895 in Johnson County.

When Claud Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918, he stated that he was a farmer in Flat Gap, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Mary Salyer of Flat Gap, and that he was born March 9, 1874. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had gray eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to his death certificate, Claud Salyer died March 28, 1937 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a paralytic stroke. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 9, 1874, his marital status as married, his wife as Mary Brown Salyer, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Hendrick Salyer (b. Kentucky) and Margett Williams (b. Kentucky), the informant as Hendrick Salyer Jr. of Paintsville, and the burial place as Salyer Cemetery in Flat Gap.

According to his obituary, Claud Salyer (age 63), son of the late H. C. Salyer, was born and raised in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He died November 27, 1937 at home near Flat Gap, following an illness of 4 years and paralysis of 1 year, and was buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Brown Salyer; 3 sons, H. C. Salyer (of Paintsville), Walter Salyer (Langley, Kentucky), and Oliver Salyer (Flat Gap); and 1 daughter, Mrs. Eulas Williams (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Claud Salyer died November 28, 1937 in Johnson County at the age of 63.

According to her obituary, Mary Brown Salyer (age 74), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hill Brown, had lived her entire life in Johnson County and was living in Flat Gap at the time of her death. She was born December 10, 1874, died February 17, 1949 at the Paintsville home of her daughter, Mrs. Euils [sic] Williams, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Salyer, in 1937. She was survived by 3 sons, Hendrix Salyer, Walter Salyer, and Oliver Salyer (all of Flat Gap); 1 daughter, Mrs. Lillie Williams (Paintsville); 2 brothers, Milton Brown (Catlettsburg) and William Spencer Brown; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Williams (Dingus, Kentucky), Mrs. Myrtie Burchwell (Ashland), and Mrs. Rinda Brown (Portland, Oregon). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 6 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 19 & 21, 1880), Thomas S. Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #212, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), Jamy M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Amanda J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Cyntha A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), John M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Rinda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Clarinda (daughter, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 12 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Claude Salyer [hard to read] is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farmer, born in February of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in December of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 24), and Hendrix (son, born in June of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Thomas S. Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in June of 1844 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Isabel (wife, born in March of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 32), Spencer (son, born in September of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Sarah (daughter, born in October of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Murtie (daughter, born in July of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Loula (daughter, born in December of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), William (son, born in February of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Julie (daughter, born in December of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), Bradley (son, born in December of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Fred V. (son, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Mastie S. (daughter, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 16, 1910), Benjamin H. Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, 1st marriage, married for 44 years, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Malissa M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 2 are still living, age 63), Claud (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 15 years, age 36), Mary (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 36), Hendricks Salyer (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Walter Salyer (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), and Ima Salyer (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 21 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 17, 1920), Claude Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #214, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Hendrix C. (son, single, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 22), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Lilly (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Oliver (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Ina (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), and Benjamin H. (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 74).

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 58-10 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Mary Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #117, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has an 8th grade education, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Oliver (son, married, bookkeeper in a Chevrolet garage, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 4 years of high school, age 27), and Carrie E. (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 19).

    The children of CLAUD SALYER and MARY BROWN are:

    1. HENDRIX C. SALYER, b. June 24, 1897, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 29, 1979, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MALTA MCKENZIE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Hendrix C. Salyer (age 82), son of Claude and Mary Brown Salyer, was a resident of Flat Gap at the time of his death. He was born June 24, 1897 in Johnson County, died November 29, 1979 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Malta McKenzie Salyer; 1 son, William D. Salyer (of Paintsville); 1 brother, Oliver Salyer (Flat Gap); 1 sister, Lilly Williams (Orlando, Florida); and 12 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. WALTER SALYER, b. December 3, 1899, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 29, 1961, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. THELMA PRICE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Walter Salyer (age 60), son of the late Claude and Mary Brown Salyer, was an employee of the Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company, and a lifelong resident of Flat Gap. He was born December 3, 1899 in Johnson County, and died December 29, 1961 in a local hospital. He was survived by his wife, Thelma Price Salyer, 1 son, John Edward Salyer (U.S. Air Force in Korea); 2 brothers, Hendrix Salyer (Flat Gap) and Oliver Salyer (Flat Gap); and 1 sister, Mrs. Eulas Williams (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. LILLIE SALYER, b. February 2, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 20, 2007, Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EULAS J. WILLIAMS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillie Salyer was born February 2, 1911 in Johnson County to Mary Brown.
      According to her obituary, Lillie Salyer Williams (age 96), daughter of Claude and Mary Brown Salyer, was born February 2, 1911 in Johnson County, died August 20, 2007 in Sarcoxie Nursing Care Facility in Sarcoxie, Missouri, and was buried in Williams Cemetery on Williams Creek in Flat Gap, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eulas J. Williams; and 3 brothers. She was survived by 2 sons, Jack C. Williams (of Alpharetta, Georgia) and Dan J. Williams (Sarcoxie); 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. OLIVER SALYER, b. May 12, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CARRIE E. (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ollie Salyer was born May 12, 1913 in Johnson County to Mary Brown.







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