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JOHN POWELL "POWELL" LEMASTER, son of JAMES HARVEY LEMASTER and BARBARA MCKENZIE, was born April 23, 1895 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 10, 1969 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Harmon Hannah Cemetery in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) MAXINE "MAXIE" HANNAH, daughter of ISAAC HARMON HANNAH and LYDIA MARGARET ARMS. She was born March 12, 1893 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 16, 1919 in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Harmon Hannah Cemetery in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (2) ALKA HANNAH, daughter of ISAAC HARMON HANNAH and LYDIA MARGARET ARMS, about 1920. She was born December 1, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 6, 1977 in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Harmon Hannah Cemetery in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website, and a photo of their headstones, shows that John Powell LeMaster lived from April 23, 1895 to March 10, 1969, and was buried in Harmon Hannah Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, that Maxie H. Lemaster lived from March 12, 1893 to January 16, 1919, and was buried in the same cemetery, and that Alka Hannah Lemaster lived from December 1, 1901 to December 6, 1977, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, John Powell Lemaster (age 72), son of the late Jim and Barbara McKenzie Lemaster and a retired miner, was born April 23, 1895 in Johnson County, died March 10, 1969 in a local Johnson County hospital after an extended illness, and was buried in Hannah Cemetery in Leander. He was survived by his wife, Alka Hannah; 2 sons, Charles Isaac Lemaster (of Leander) and Ralph Hannah (Leander); 4 daughters, Faye Taylor (Leander), Pauline Salyers [Pauline Salyer] (Columbus, Ohio), Nancy Witten (Warren, Michigan), and Patsy Clay (Lagro, Indiana); 3 brothers, Lon Lemaster (Collista), Lunday Lemaster (Louisa), and Ola Lemaster (Piketon, Ohio); 29 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Powell Lemaster was born April 23, 1895, and died in March of 1969. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Powell Lemaster died March 10, 1969 in Johnson County at the age of 73. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Maxie Hannah Lemaster died January 16, 1919 in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Laryngitis following the flu," with a contributory factor of "Confinment - Birth of new baby." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as 1894, her marital status as married, her parents as Harmon Hannah (b. Johnson County) and Lydia Arms (b. Johnson County), and the informant as Harmon Hannah of Leander.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Maxie Lemaster died January 16, 1919 in Johnson County at the age of 25.

According to her obituary, Alka Hannah Lemaster (age 76), daughter of Issac and Liddy Margerat Arms Hannah, was born December 1, 1901 in Johnson County, died December 6, 1977 at home in Leander after and extended illness, and was buried in Hannah Cemetery in Leander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Powell Lemaster, on March 10, 1969. She was survived by 2 sons, Charles Isaac Lemaster (of Leander) and Ralph Hannah (Leander); 4 daughters, Fay Taylor (Leander), Pauline Salyer (Leander), Nancy Witten (Madison Heights, Michigan), and Patsy Clay (Lagro, Indiana); 1 brother, Proctor Hannah (Hager Hill); 1 sister, Mrs. Frankie Woods (Columbus, Ohio); 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alka Lemaster was born December 1, 1901, and died in December of 1977. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alka Lemaster died December 6, 1977 in Johnson County at the age of 76. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), Powell Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for family #118 in house #112 [his father-in-law's house], he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed is Fay (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 years 2 months).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 36-27 (Magisterial District No. 7) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Powell Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #123, he's a coal loader in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Alka (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 28), Fay (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12),and Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months).

On page 31 of the 1940 census for District 58-9 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 6, 1940), Liddie Hannah is listed as the head of the household for house #249, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has no formal education, and she's 73 years old. Also listed are Powell Lemaster (son-in-law, farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 44), Alka Lemaster (daughter, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 14), Pauline Lemaster (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy Lee Lemaster (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Charles I. Lemaster (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The child of MAXIE LEMASTER and (unknown first name) BLAIR is:

    1. RALPH BLAIR HANNAH, b. March 20, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 16, 1983, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FLOSSIE CARPENTER, daughter of JOHN CARPENTER and JUNE MINIX. She was b. February 18, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 23, 1992, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Ralph Hannah is found living with his grandparents in 1920 and 1930.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ralph Blair was born March 20, 1913 in Johnson County to Maxie Hannah.
      According to his obituary, Ralph Hannah (age 70), son of Harmon and Maxine Hannah, was born March 20, 1913 in Johnson County, died June 16, 1983 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Hannah Cemetery in Leander. He was survived by his wife, Flossie Carpenter Hannah; 1 son, Johnny Hannah (of Leander); 2 daughters, Betty Newson (Leander), and Leatta Tidwell (Owensville, Ohio); 1 sister, Faye Taylor (Leander); and 5 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Flossie Carpenter Hannah (age 77), daughter of the late John and June Minix Carpenter, was born February 18, 1915 in Johnson County, died August 23, 1992 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center, and was buried in Hannah Family Cemetery in Leander. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hannah, in 1983. She was survived by 1 son, John Hannah (of Leander); 2 daughters, Betty Newsome (Leander) and Losetta Tidwell (Owensville, Ohio); 5 brothers, Homer Carpenter (Warsaw, Indiana), Paul Carpenter (Warsaw), Hager Carpenter (Winthrop Harber, Illinois), Carl Carpenter (Wabash, Indiana), and Lacoy Carpenter (Wabash); 3 sisters, Josephine Eaton (Arizona), Olga Smith (Wabash), and Bessie Carpenter (Indianapolis, Indiana); 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of POWELL LEMASTER and MAXIE LEMASTER are:

    1. FAY LEMASTER, b. September 28, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 7, 2002, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VIRGIL TAYLOR.
    2. JEWEL LEMASTER, b. January 17, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jewel Lemaster was born January 17, 1919 in Johnson County to Maxie Hannah.

    The children of POWELL LEMASTER and ALKA LEMASTER are:

    1. BARBARA PAULINE LEMASTER, b. June 26, 1925, Kentucky, d. June 28, 2001, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) HARMON EDWARD SALYER, son of ADYLINE CAUDILL ande MILTON SALYER. He was b. Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 18, 1974, Columbus, Franklin County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky. She m. (2) THOMAS SAMMONS. He d. 1987.
      Notes: Adyline Caudill was the daughter of Campbell E. Caudill and Emily J. Blair.
      According to her obituary, Pauline Salyer Sammons (age 76), daughter of the late John Powell and Alka Hannah LeMaster, was born June 26, 1925, died June 28, 2001 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in the Old Hannah Family Cemetery in Hager Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Harmon Edward Salyer, in 1974, and Thomas Sammons, in 1987; and 1 daughter, Barbara Sue Music. She was survived by 2 sons, Eddie Dean Salyer (of Romeo, Michigan) and Michael Dewayne Salyer (Paintsville); 5 daughters, Maxie Carolyn McDavid (Paintsville), Sharon Kay Witten (Paintsville), Sandra Lynn Keeton (Paintsville), Sherry Ann Poindexter (Paintsville), and Faith Lee Salyer (Paintsville); 1 brother, Charles Issac [sic] LeMaster (Hager Hill); 3 sisters, Nancy Lee Witten (Detroit, Michigan), Patsy Merle Clay (Lagro, Indiana), and Fay Taylor May (Paintsville); 29 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Harmon Edward Salyer (age 56), son of the late Milt and Adeline Caudill Salyer, was a postal employee and a resident of Columbus, Ohio, at the time of his death. He was born in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 18, 1974 following an illness of 1 year, and was buried in Hannah Cemetery in Leander, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife, Barbara Pauline Lemaster Salyer; 2 sons, Eddie Dean Salyer (of Columbus) and Michael D. Salyer (Columbus), 5 daughters, Maxie C. McDavid (Leander), Barbara Music (Michigan), Sharon K. Witten (Michigan), Sandra L. Salyer (Columbus), and Sherry Ann Salyer (Columbus); 2 brothers, James Salyer (Columbus) and Jay Salyer (Columbus); 1 sister, Esta Souder (Ontario, Ohio); and 10 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. NANCY LEE LEMASTER, b. 1932, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WITTEN.
    3. CHARLES ISAAC LEMASTER, b. October 20, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 7, 2014, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY LOU GROVER.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Charles "Ike" LeMaster (age 76), son of the late Powell and Alka Hannah LeMaster, was retired from the Johnson County Road Department. He was born October 20, 1937 in Johnson County, died March 7, 2014 at home in Leander, and was buried in Hannah and LeMaster Family Cemetery in Leander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Shawn Bradley LeMaster; 1 daughter, Kimberly Lou Ratliff; 1 brother, Ralph LeMaster; and 1 sister, Faye Taylor. He was survived by his wife, Mary Lou Grover LeMaster; 5 sons, Charles LeMaster Jr. (of West Liberty), James Powell LeMaster (Riceville), David Lee LeMaster (Leander), Ricky Joe LeMaster (Leander), and Randall Ray LeMaster (Oil Springs); 3 daughters, Teresa Lynn Thompson (Prestonsburg), Connie Sue May (Leander), and Tracy Darnell LeMaster (Oil Springs); 2 sisters, Nancy Witten (Michigan) and Patsy Clay (Indiana); 34 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. PATSY MERLE LEMASTER, m. (unknown first name) CLAY.







DORIS M. TAYLOR, daughter of DOLLIE CONLEY and OSCAR MARK "OTT" TAYLOR, was born June 18, 1909 in Kentucky, died July 28, 1992 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ALONZO SCOTT "LONNIE" BLAIR, son of GERMAN W. BLAIR and NANCY C. RATLIFF, about 1928. He was born June 28, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 28, 1951 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Lonnie Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was working for Paris Pelphrey in Denver, Kentucky, that his closest relative was German Blair of Denver, that he was born June 28, 1897 in Johnson County, and that his father was born in Johnson County. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and light brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website, including a photo of their headstone, shows that Doris Taylor Blair lived from June 18, 1909 to July 28, 1992, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, and that Lonnie Blair lived from June 28, 1896 to June 28, 1951, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Doris Blair was born June 18, 1909, and died in July of 1992. She received her Social Security card in 1955 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Doris Taylor Blair was born June 18, 1909 in Kentucky, and died July 28, 1992 in Community Hospital of Springfield in Springfield, Clark County, at the age of 83. Her father's surname is listed as Taylor, her mother's maiden name as Conley, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Lonnie Blair died June 28, 1951 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from cancer of the left jaw. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as June 28, 1896, his marital status as married, his occupation as watchman, his parents as German Blair and Nancy Ratliff, the informant as "Mrs. Doris Blair (Wife)," and the burial place as the family cemetery in West Van Lear.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lonnie Blair died June 28, 1951 in Johnson County at the age of 54. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 40 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), Lonnie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #377, he's a laborer in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 26, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Doris (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 19, age 21), Billie (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 [hard to read]), and German Blair (father, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at 19, age 59).

On page 37 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), Lonnie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #328, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Dorris (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 29), Billy (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Otto (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 11 months), and German Blair (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 69).

    The children of DORIS TAYLOR and LONNIE BLAIR are:

    1. BILLY VERNON BLAIR, b. October 18, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 12, 1996, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LORETTA BOYD.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billy V. Blair was born October 18, 1928 in Johnson County to Doris Taylor.
      According to his obituary, Billy Vernon Blair (age 68), son of the late Lonnie and Doris Taylor Blair, was a resident of Johnson County, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born October 18, 1928 in Johnson County, died November 12, 1996, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Loretta Boyd Blair; 1 son, Willie Blair (of Lexington, Kentucky); 3 step-sons [4 listed], Timmy Wallen (Roann, Indiana), Leslie Wallen Jr. (Sterling, Virginia), Eddie Wallen (Dearborn, Michigan), and Charles Wallen (Staffordsville); 2 step-daughters, Sharon Grim (Paintsville) and Sandra Pack (West Van Lear); 5 brothers, James Blair (Springfield), Otto Blair (Springfield), Ellis Blair (Springfield), Frank Blair (Springfield), and Danny Blair (Georgetown); 19 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. JAMES W. BLAIR, b. July 26, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 25, 2004, Springfield, Clark County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James W. Blair was born in Johnson County to Doris Taylor.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, James W. Blair was born July 26, 1930, and died July 25, 2004. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Springfield, Clark County, Kentucky.
    3. OTTO BLAIR, b. March 24, 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 30, 2005, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, m. DELORES HAYSLETT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Otto Blair was born March 24, 1932 in Johnson County to Dorris Taylor.
      According to his obituary, Otto Blair (age 73), son of Lonnie and Doris Taylor Blair, was a retired truck driver, and a resident of Springfield, Ohio, at the time of his death. He was born March 24, 1932 in Paintsville, died April 30, 2005 in Ohio Masonic Home, and was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, James Blair, Bill Blair, and Scotty Blair. He was survived by his wife of 45 years, Delores Hayslett Blair; 2 daughters, Gina (Jeff) Sanders (of Springfield) and Sheila (Chris) Zeman (Springfield; 3 brothers, Ellis (Wanda) Blair (Sprinfield), Frank (Connie) Blair (Springfield), and Danny Blair (Georgetown, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Otto Blair was born March 24, 1932, and died April 30, 2005. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Springfield, Clark County, Kentucky. iv. -->
    4. FRANK BLAIR, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CONNIE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Frank Blair was born in Johnson County to Dorris Taylor.
    5. SCOTTY BLAIR, b. October 3, 1941, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 16, 1941, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Scottie Blair was born September 25, 1941 Johnson County to Doris Taylor.
      According to his death certificate, Scotty Blair died November 16, 1941 in rural Johnson County from infantile diarrhea. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Hager Hill, Kentucky, his birth date as October 3, 1941, his age as 1 month 14 days, his parents as Lonie Blair (b. Kentucky) and Doris Taylor (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lonie Blair of Hager Hill, and the burial place as Hager Hill.
    6. ELLIS BLAIR, b. March 26, 1945, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 23, 2006, m. WANDA REED.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ellis Blair was born March 26, 1945 in Johnson County to Doris Taylor.
      According to his obituary, Ellis Blair (age 61), son of Lonnie and Doris Blair, was born March 26, 1945 in Paintsville, died July 23, 2006 in Community Hospital, and was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Bill Blair, James Blair, Otto Blair, and Scottie Blair. He was survived by his wife of 41 years, Wanda Reed Blair; 2 sons, William Blair and James Blair; 1 daughter, Amanda; 2 brothers, Frank (Connie) Blair (of Springfield) and Danny Blair (Georgetown, Kentucky); 1 sister-in-law, Delores Blair; and 8 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. DANNY R. BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Danny R. Blair was born in Johnson County to Doris Taylor.







GERMAN W. BLAIR, son of BRITTON F. BLAIR and LUCINDA CONLEY, was born February 12, 1867 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 15, 1953 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Will Adams Cemetery in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married NANCY C. RATLIFF, daughter of JAMES RATLIFF and REBECCA JANE BLANTON, December 13, 1889 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born April 13, 1866 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 19, 1926 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Will Adams Cemetery in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Jerman Blair (age 18) married Nancy C. Ratliff (age 24) on December 13, 1889 in Johnson County.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that German Blair lived from February 12, 1867 to July 15, 1953, and was buried in Will Adams Cemetery on Lower Middle Fork of Jennies Creek in Collista, and that Nancy Ratliff Blair was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his death certificate, German Blair died July 15, 1953 at home in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from myocarditis and senility. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as February 12, 1867, his marital status as widowed, his parents as Britton Blair andd Loucinda Conley, the informant as "Dorris Blair (Daughter-in-Law," and the burial place as the family cemetery in Collista.

According to his obituary, German Blair (age 86), son of Britton and Levantia Conley Blair, lived in West Van Lear for the 15 years prior to his death. He was born February 12, 1867 in Barnetts Creek, died at home on July 15, 1953, and was buried in the family cemetery in Collista. He was preceded in death by his wife, 27 years prior. He was survived by 1 son, Charlie Blair (of Lexington); 3 brothers, George Blair (Denver, Kentucky), Frank Blair (Barnetts Creek), and James Blair (Denver); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Spradlin (Paintsville), Mrs. Rhoda Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), and Mrs. Martha Ward (Carey, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, German Blair died July 15, 1953 in Johnson County at the age of 86. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Nancy Ratliff Blair died August 19, 1926 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from chronic interstitial nephritis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as April 13, 1872, her marital status as married, her parents as James Ratliff (b. Kentucky) and Becky Blanton (b. Kentucky), the informant as Silas Ratliff of Paintsville, and the burial place as Denver, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nancy Blair died August 19, 1926 in Johnson County at the age of 54.

On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Britton F. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #137, he's a farmer, born in April of 1842 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Lucinda (wife, born in August of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 45), John E. (son, single, farmer, born in March of 1875 in Kentucky, age 25), Albert N. (son, single, farm laborer, born in November of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), Millard (son, born in January of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Frank (son, born in January of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Mary (daughter, born in May of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), George N. (son, born in January of 1899 in Kentucky, age 11), Martha (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Rhoda (daughter, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Sarah (daughter, born in February of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), German (son, married, farmer, born in February of 1872 in Kentucky, married for 10 years, age 28), Nancy (daughter [in-law], married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 34), Charlie (son [grandson], born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Rosa (daughter [granddaughter], born in February of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), and Alonzo (son [grandson], born in June of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), German Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Nancy C. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 45), Lonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Oscar Hall (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 0 years, age 21), and Rose Hall (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, married for 0 years, age 17).

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 19 & 20, 1920), German W. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #158, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 55), and Lonnie (son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 23). Daughter Rosa is living under the same roof but listed as a different family.

On page 40 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), Lonnie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #377, he's a laborer in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 26, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Doris (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 19, age 21), Billie (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 [hard to read]), and German Blair (father, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at 19, age 59).

On page 37 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), Lonnie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #328, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Dorris (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 29), Billy (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Otto (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 11 months), and German Blair (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 69).

    The children of GERMAN BLAIR and NANCY RATLIFF are:

    1. CHARLEY "BEARDOG" BLAIR, b. April 28, 1887, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 14, 1953, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. PLYNIA BOWLING.
    2. ROSA BLAIR, b. February 1893, Kentucky, m. (1) OSCAR HALL, March 31, 1910, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was b. 1889, Kentucky. She m. (2) (unknown first name) CAINES.
      Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Rose Blair (b. Johnson County, age 18) married Oscar Hall (age 21) on March 31, 1910 in Johnson County.
    3. ALONZO SCOTT "LONNIE" BLAIR, b. June 28, 1896, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 28, 1951, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DORIS M. TAYLOR.







IRVIN EARL "EARL" BLAIR, son of HARRISON PERRY BLAIR and GILLY ANN ROBINSON, was born March 1, 1895 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 17, 1941 in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Greer Cemetery in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married GLADYS GREER, daughter of WILLIAM W. GREER and MELISSA HALL, about 1922. She was born December 3, 1900 in Kentucky, died March 28, 1984 in Volusia County, Florida, and is buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Melissa Hall was the sister of Adam M. Hall.

Gladys Greer's name is listd as Gladys Frazier in her mother's obituary when she died in 1958.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, "W. W. Green/Greer" married Malissa Hall on July 9, 1896 in Johnson County.

According to her obituary, Malissa Hall Greer (age 81), daughter of Jess and Victoria Coleman Hall, was a widow of Civil War veteran William Greer, and a resident of East Point, Kentucky, her entire life. She was born May 11, 1877 in Johnson County, died August 29, 1958 at home in East Point following an extended illness, and was buried in Greer Family Cemetery in East Point. She was survived by 1 son, Charles Greer (of Cleveland, Ohio); 6 daughters, Mrs. Alka Music (East Point), Mrs. Kate Alexander (East Point), Mrs. Priscilla Johnson (East Point), Mrs. Edith Burchett (East Point), Mrs. Irene Bowling (East Point), and Mrs. Gladys Frazier (New Smyrna Beach, Florida); 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 5 step-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to his death certificate, Irvin Earl Blair died January 18, 1941 in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, when he shot himself in the head. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 1, 1895, his marital status as married, his wife as Gladys Greer, his occupation as brakeman for C & O Railroad, his parents as Harry P. Blair (b. Kentucky) and Gilla Ann Robinson (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Seldon Smith of West Van Lear, and the burial place as East Point.

According to his obituary:

     "Earl Blair, age 46, of East Point took his own life by firing a bullet through his brain. The tragedy took place near his home near the hour of midnight Friday, January 17, 1941. Two other men were witnesses to the tragedy. Dr. C. E. Johnson conducted an inquest and the Coronerís jury returned a verdict of death by self-inflicted wounds. Mr. Blair was a prominent ranlroad (railroad) man and had many friends along the Big Sandy Division of the C & O and his untimely death has brought sorrow to many. The cause of the rash act is attributed to ill health. Mr. Blair was an ex-service man and was with the American Expeditionary forces in France. During his stay in France he participated in a number of battles and was badly shell shocked and gassed and this is believed to have caused Mr. Blair to have designs on his own life. Mr. Blair had no children. Besides his widow, Mrs. Glady (Greer) Blair, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters. Chas Blair, Jenkins, Ky.; Watt Blair, Frank Blair, Mrs. Seldon Smith and Mrs. Fronza McCloud, of West Van Lear; Mrs. Lon Rice, Collista and Mrs. Luther Fitch, of Hager Hill. He is also survived by a large number of other relatives throughout Johnson County. Mr. Blair had spent the greater part of his life in and around East Point. Funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, January 19, 1941, in charge of Rev. Prentis Spear, pastor of the East Point Methodist Church. Burial was made in the family cemetery near the home. The undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. The American Legion of which Mr. Blair was a member, conducted the impressive Legion services at the grave." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Irvin E. Blair died January 18, 1941 in Johnson County at the age of 45. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

An application was submitted on January 20, 1941 in East Point, Kentucky, for a U.S. Veteran gravesite marker by Gladys Blair for her husband. According to this application, Earl Blair was born died January 17, 1941, and was buried in Greer Cemetery in East Point, Kentucky. He enlisted on December 27, 1916, achieved the rank of private in the Company A of the 42 Artillary Division, and was honorably discharged on June 4, 1920. The application was approved.

According to her obituary, Gladys Greer Blair (age 83), daughter of William and Melissa Hall Greer, was born December 7, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 28, 1984 in a New Smyrna Beach, Florida, hospital, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by 1 sister, Edith Burchett (of East Point, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Florida death record transcripts, Gladys G. Blair was born December 3, 1900, and died March 28, 1984 in Volusia County at the age of 83.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Gladys Greer Blair lived from December 7, 1900 to March 28, 1984, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in the Kings Addition of Paintsville.

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 67 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), W. W. Greer is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a lawyer with a general practice, born in North Carolina, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, 2nd marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Malissa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 13 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 31), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Kate (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Daisy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Priscilla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Edith (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12 months), and E. B. Auxier (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 35 (East Point) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), William W. Greer is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, age 71), Melissa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Priscilla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Edith (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Malta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Irena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 58-6 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Gladys Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #126, she's married, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and she's 28 years old.

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 58-7 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1940), Earl Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a brakeman for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed is Gladis (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4 years of high school, age 38).







PARIS L. TRIMBLE, son of SOLA GERTRUDE CONLEY and WILLIAM J. TRIMBLE, was born April 27, 1891 in Kentucky, died September 11, 1973 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LUCINDA "CYNDA" FANNIN, daughter of THOMAS FANNIN and ALVANIA WARD, about 1926. She was born January 10, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 17, 1981 in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Paris L. Trimble can be found on page 316 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to his death certificate, Thomas Fannin died June 9, 1945 in rural Johnson County from "Probable heart failure." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December of 1861, his marital status as married, his wife as Alvania Fannin (age 74), his occupation as retired farmer, his parents as Jackson Fannin (b. Virginia) and Lucinda Wiley (birthplace blank), the informant as Paris Trimble of Paintsville, and the burial place as "Home."

According to his obituary (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.):

     "Thomas Fannin, 84, died June 8, 1945, at his home at Richardson. He was working at light chores near the home when he was stricken and died very suddenly. He had lived in the vicinity of Richardson all of his life and followed farming as an occupation. He is survived by his wife and the following children, Mrs. Walter Osborn, White House; Miss Lizzie Fannin, Paintsville; Mrs. Paris Trimble, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Jonathan Boyd, White House; Mrs. Ashley Ward, Laing, West Va.; Mrs. Golda Fannin, Richardson; Edgar Fannin, Richardson, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Daniel, White House. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday by Rev. Ed Preston, and burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Co."

According to her death certificate, Alvinia Ward Fannin died September 12, 1946 in rural Lawrence County, Kentucky, from myocarditis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as May 9, 1871, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Thomas Fannin, her parents as Shadrick Ward (b. Kentucky) and Nancy Daniel (b. Kentucky), the informant as Edgar Fannin of Richardson, Kentucky, and the burial place as Richardson.

When Paris Trimble's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner working for the North East Coal Company in Thealka, Kentucky, that he was single, and that he was born April 27, 1891 in Johnson County. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

Paris L. Trimble was ordered to report for active duty on September 19, 1917 and reported that day. A U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs record transcript shows that he was born April 27, 1891 and died September 11. 1973. He enlisted on September 19, 1917, and discharged on December 7, 1919.

According to his obituary, Paris L. Trimble (age 83), son of the late Willie and Sola Conley Trimble, was a retired carpenter, a World War I veteran, and a resident of Barnetts Creek, Kentucky. He was born April 27, 1890, died September 11, 1973 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was survived by his wife, Clinda [sic] Fannin Trimble; 2 sons, Chester Trimble (of Sarasota, Florida) and William Trimble (Springfield, Ohio); 1 foster son, James C. Russell (Sarasota); 2 brothers, John Trimble (Staffordsville) and James Trimble (Van Lear); 1 sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hall; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Paris Trimble was born April 27, 1891, and died in September of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Adams, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Paris L. Trimble died September 11, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 83. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Cynda Fannin Trimble (age 85), daughter of Thomas and Alvania Ward Fannin, was born January 10, 1896 in Johnson County, died July 17, 1981 in Sarasota, Florida, following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris L. Trimble, on September 11, 1973. She was survived by 2 sons, Chester Trimble (of Barnetts Creek) and William Trimble (Springfield); 1 foster son, Clifford Russell (Sarasota); 1 brother, Edgar Fannin (Louisa, Kentucky); 1 sister, Golda Fannin (Thelma, Kentucky); 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Cinda Trimble was born January 10, 1896, and died in July of 1981. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida.

According to Florida death record transcripts, Cynda Trimble was born January 10, 1896, and died July 17, 1981 in Sarasota County at the age of 85.

On page 7 of the 1900 census for District 76 (Pear Orchard) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), Thomas Fanan is listed as the head of the household for house #181, he'a a farmer, born in 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Alvina (wife, born in May of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 29), Edgar (son, born in October of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Lena (daughter, born in December of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Lizzie (daughter, born in December of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), Sinda (daughter, born in March of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), Hettie (daughter, born in January of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), Ora (son, born in April of 1900 in Kentucky, age 1 month), and Nancy H. Fanan [Nancy H. Fannin] (mother, widowed, born in November of 1828 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born Virginia, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 71).

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 69 (Whitehouse) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Thomas Fanan 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 22 years, and his age is unknown. Also listed are Alverna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, age 37), Leana (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Luoscinda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy H. [Nancy Hettie] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ora (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Etheal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Arthor (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Alkie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 36 (Greasey) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Thomas Fannin 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 58 years old. Also listed are Alvernia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), Lizzie (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 26), Cindia (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Hettie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Ora (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Goldie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 21 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Paris Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #651, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 34, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Cinda L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 31), Billie (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Chester (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 25 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1940), Paris Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #207, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Cinda (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 44), Billie J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Chester (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Jame C. Russel [James Clifford Russell] (nephew, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, age 5).

    The children of PARIS TRIMBLE and CYNDA FANNIN are:

    1. WILLIAM J. TRIMBLE, b. 1925, Pike County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William T. Trimble was born in Pike County to Lucinda Farrin.
    2. CHESTER TRIMBLE, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chester Trimble was born in Johnson County to Cynda Fannin.







OLIVE MAE "OLLIE" CONLEY, daughter of JOHN CLINTON CONLEY and SOPHRONIA HELEN "HELEN" JOHNSON, was born November 19, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 23, 1991 in Kentucky, and is buried in John Clint Conley Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM DEWEY "DEWEY" RICE, son of CHARLES L. RICE and NANCY A. WEBB, about 1922. He was born July 22, 1898 in Kentucky, died June 24, 1974 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in John Clint Conley Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Dewey Rice'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 working for Charley Rice in Hager Hill, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Charley Rice, and that he was born July 22, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Ollie Conley Rice lived from November 19, 1902 to October 23, 1991, and was buried in John Clint Conley Cemetery on Little Lick Fork of Jennies Creek, and that Dewey Rice lived from July 22, 1898 to June 24, 1974, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Ollie Conley Rice (age 88), daughter of John Clinton and Helen Johnson Conley, was born November 19, 1902 in Johnson County, died in October of 1991, and was buried in John Clint Conley Family Cemetery on Little Lick Fork in East Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Rice in 1973. She was survived by 7 sons, John Rice (of Paintsville), Doug Rice (West Van Lear), Beecher Rice (Spring Hill, Florida), Paul Rice (Spring Hill), Willis Rice (South Dayton, Ohio), Caul Rice (South Dayton), and Lensey [Lindsey] Rice (Columbus, Ohio); 3 daughters, Hermalee Andy (Garrettville, Ohio), Garnett Green (Spring Hill), and Helen Violet (Urbana, Ohio); 1 sister, Arizona Horne (Paintsville); 23 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ollie Rice was born November 19, 1902, and died in October of 1991. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ollie Rice died October 23, 1991 in Johnson County at the age of 88. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, William Dewey Rice (age 75), son of the late Charles and Nancy Jane Webb Rice, was born July 22, 1898, died June 24, 1974 in a local hospital, and was buried in Rice Cemetery in East Point. He was survived by his wife, Ollie Conley Rice; 7 sons, Beecher Rice (of Dayton, Ohio), Willis Rice (Dayton), Caul Rice (Dayton), John Rice (Union, Ohio), Paul Rice (Union), Linzie Rice (Columbus, Ohio), and Douglas Rice (Hager Hill); 4 daughters, Mrs. Hermalee Andy (Columbus), Mrs. Garnett Green (Vandalia, Ohio), Mrs. Alka Johnson (Pensacola, Florida), and Mrs. Helen Wilson (Urbana, Ohio); 1 brother, Heber Rice (Mansfield, Ohio); 1 sister, Mrs. Jessie Horn (Paintsville); 22 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dewey Rice was born July 22, 1898, and died in January of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William D. Rice died June 24, 1974 in Johnson County at the age of 75. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 40 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), Dewey Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #378, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 23, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Ollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at 19, age 27), Beecher (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Hermalee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Willis (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 40 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Dewey Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #348, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Ollie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 40), Beecher (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Hermelee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Willus (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Garnett (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), John R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Alkie E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of OLLIE CONLEY and WILLIAM RICE are:

    1. CHARLES BEECHER "BEECHER" RICE, b. April 13, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 6, 2002, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HATTIE STAPLETON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charley B. Rice was born April 13, 1923 in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
      According to his obituary, Charles B. Rice (age 79), son of the late William Dewey and Ollie Mae Conley Rice, was an inspector with Frigidaire Division of G. M., a World War II veteran, and a resident of Tipp City, Ohio. He was born April 13, 1923 in Johnson County, died August 6, 2002 in Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Hattie Stapleton Rice; 1 son, Gary Rice (of Dayton); 3 brothers, John Rice (East Point), Caul Rice (Huber Heights, Ohio), and Doug Rice (West Van Lear); 3 sisters, Hermalee Andy (Ohio), Garnet Moore (Dayton), and Helen Violet (Urbana, Ohio); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. HERMALEE RICE, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ANDY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hermalee Rice was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
    3. WILLIS RICE, b. February 16, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 2, 1996, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willus Rice was born February 16, 1927 in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Willis Rice was born February 16, 1927, and died April 2, 1996. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.
    4. GARNET RICE, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) GREEN, m. (2) (unknown first name) MOORE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Garnet Rice was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
    5. JOHN R. RICE, b. June 24, 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 2, 2011, East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HAZEL SPARKS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John R. Rice was born June 24, 1931 in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
      According to his obituary, John R. Rice (age 79), son of the late Dewey and Ollie Conley Rice, was born June 24, 1931 in Johnson County, died March 2, 2011 at home in East Point, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Hazel Sparks Rice; 2 brothers, Caul Rice (of Dayton, Ohio) and Willie Douglas Rice (West Van Lear); and 3 sisters, Hermalee Andy (California), Garnet Moore (Dayton, Ohio), and Helen Violet (Urbana, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. CAUL RICE, b. 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carl Rice was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
    7. PAUL RICE, b. 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 19, 1998, Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LILY LAWSON.
      Notes: Caul and Paul Rice were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul Rice was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
      According to his obituary, Paul Rice (age 64), son of the late Dewey Rice and Ollie Conley, was retired from General Motors and a resident of Spring Hill, Florida. He was born in Johnson County, died March 19, 1998 in Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Spring Hill, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Lily Lawson Rice; 1 son, Paul David Rice (of Spring Hill); 1 daughter, Debra L. Lucas (Spring Hill); 5 brothers, Charlie Rice (Wittensville), John Rice (East Point), Caul Rice (Huber Heights, ohio), Lindsey Rice (Grove City, Ohio), and Doug Rice (West Van Lear); 3 sisters, Hemalee [sic] Andy (Garrettsville, Ohio), Garnett Moore (Dayton, Ohio), and Helen Violet (Urbana, Ohio); 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    8. ALKA E. RICE, b. September 16, 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 31, 1990, Pinellas County, Florida, buried in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES HENRY JOHNSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alka E. Rice was born September 16, 1935 in Johnson County to Alka Conley.
      According to her obituary, Alka Rice Johnson (age 54), daughter of Dewey and Ollie Conley Rice, was born September 16, 1935 in Johnson County, died May 31, 1990 in Pinellas, Florida, and was buried in the family cemetery in East Point. She was survived by her husband, James Henry Johnson; 3 sons, Chuck Johnson (of Columbus, Ohio), Danny Johnson (Columbus), and James Michael Johnson (Columbus); 7 brothers, John Rice (Albany), Doug Rice (West Van Lear), Charles B. Rice (Spring Hill, Florida), Paul Rice (Spring Hill), Willis Rice (Dayton, Ohio), Carl Rice (Huber Heights, Ohio), and Lindsey Rice (Columbus); and 3 sisters, Hermalee Andy, Garnett Green, and Helen Violet. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    9. LINDSEY E. RICE, b. 1940, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lindsey E. Rice was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
    10. HELEN RICE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) VIOLET.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Helen Rice was born in Johnson County to Olive Conley.
    11. WILLIE DOUGLAS "DOUG" RICE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willie D. Rice was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.







RACHEL CARRIE CONLEY, daughter of ABSALOM CONLEY and MELVINA HAMILTON, was born August 15, 1864 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 14, 1932 in Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, and is buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JOHN E. REED, son of LYDIA RICE and WILLIAM REED, February 10, 1883 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in July of 1847 in Kentucky, and died before 1910. John Reed married (1) LEVINA PRESTON, daughter of GREENVILLE PRESTON and EXIER WARD, July 19, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1842 and died in 1880. Levina Preston married (1) DANIEL PELPHREY, son of WILLIAM PELPHREY and MARY LEMASTER, August 29, 1861 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born about 1842 in Kentucky, and died about 1869.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 153 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

William Pelphrey was the son of Daniel Pelphrey and Lydia Wheeler.

Mary Lemaster's last name comes from her son Jesse's birth record.

Levina Preston's name is listed as Pelphrey on the record of her marriage to John Reed. Her first husband, Daniel Pelphrey, reportedly died in 1869 after having 4 children with Levina - Mortela, Araminta, Mary Alice, and Rosa Lee. Her name is listed as Luvina Preston on son Paris' birth record. She isn't found in the 1880 census, but her daughter Lillie is only 1 month old. She likely died from some kind of complications due to childbirth.

Exier Ward's maiden name comes from son Greenville's birth record.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Daniel Pelphrey married Luvina Preston on August 29, 1861 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage records, John E. Redd ( [hard to read] (b. Johnson County, parents b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 27) married Louvina Pelphrey (b. Johnson County, parents b. Floyd County, 2nd marriage, age 28) on July 19, 1874.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John E. Reed (2nd marriage, age 35) married Rachel C. Conley (age 18) on February 10, 1883 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Mrs. Rachel Carrie Conley Reed died November 14, 1932 in Jenkins, Letcher County, from apoplexy due to malignant hypertension. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Oil Springs, her birth date as August 15, 1864, her marital status as widowed, her husband as J. C. Reed, her father as Joab Conley (b. Kentucky), her mother's maiden name and birthplace as unknown, the informant as E. H. Preston of Jenkins, and the burial place as Oil Springs.

On page 403 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 12, 1850), Greenville Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #403, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Exer (born in Kentucky, age 25), Lovina (born in Kentucky, age 5), Araminta (born in Kentucky, age 3), Moses (born in Kentucky, age 1), Shadrach Walters (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 19), and Winfrey Walters (born in Kentucky, age 16).

On page 64 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1860), Grenvil Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #406, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Ixer (born in Kentucky, age 36), Levina (born in Kentucky, age 13), Araminta (born in Kentucky, age 11), Moses (born in Kentucky, age 9), Shadrach (born in Kentucky, age 7), Greenvil [Greenville] (born in Kentucky, age 5), Wm. R. [William R.] (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Nathan Preston (born in Kentucky, age 24).

On pages 17 & 18 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 29, 1870), William Pelfrey [Pelphrey] is listed as the head of the household for house #117, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Kentucky, age 47), Sarah Jane (born in Kentucky, age 15), Alexander F. (born in Kentucky, age 14), Samuel (born in Kentucky, age 11), Jessa [Jesse] (male, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 7), Lyddia Pelfrey (too old to work, born in North Carolina, age 85), Sarah Pelfrey (born in Kentucky, age 36), Levina Pelfrey (born in Kentucky, age 25), Mortela Pelfrey (born in Kentucky, age 7), Araminta Pelfrey (born in Kentucky, age 5), Mary Alace Pelfrey (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Rosey Lee Pelfrey (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 11 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1880), John Reed is found widowed and living in the home of his widowed mother. Lydia Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #61, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 52 years old. Also listed are Benjamin F. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Serena (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, age 22), Daniel (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Nancy C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Hannah S. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Lydia A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), William M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), George W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), John E. (son, widowed, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 33), Paris F. (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), William P. (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2), Lillie E. (granddaughter, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 month), and Ben F. Mahan (boarder, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26).

On page 35 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1880), Martin Wheeler is listed as the head of the household for house #216, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth A. [Elizabeth A. Pelphrey] (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in South Carolina [with a couple of lines through the "S.C."], age 47), Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Lasco (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Jemima (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Louisa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ella Pelphrey [Ailsey Lemaster Pelphrey] (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Virginia, father born in Georgia, mother born in South Carolina, age 84), Armintie Pelphrey (cousin, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), Mary A. Pelphrey (cousin, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and Rosa Lee Pelphrey (cousin, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), John E. Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #32, he's a farmer, born in July of 1847 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Rachel C. (wife, born in August of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 36), Newton P. (son, born in December of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Elliott E. (son, born in December of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Benjamin H. (son, born in November of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Allice (daughter, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Virginia (daughter, born in November of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Rolla W. (son, born in January of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Myrtle (daughter, born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Estill (daughter, born in September of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Ivy (daughter, born in April of 1900 in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1910), Rachel Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #29, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, age 44), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Evert (son, born in Kentucky, age 23), Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 21), Rollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Estell (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Thomas Prater (farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 51). Rachel's mother-in-law is in house #26.

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 45-17 (Russell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), E. H. Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a clerk in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Iva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 30), Norman W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ruth L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 5 months), and R. C. Reed (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 65).

    The children of LEVINA PRESTON and DANIEL PELPHREY are:

    1. MORTELA PELPHREY, b. 1863, Kentucky.
    2. ARAMINTA PELPHREY, b. 1865, Kentucky.
    3. MARY ALICE PELPHREY, b. September 9, 1866, Kentucky, d. July 5, 1944, Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Greenup County, Kentucky, m. DANIEL JACKSON FAIRCHILD.
    4. ROSA LEE PELPHREY, b. 1868, Kentucky.

    The children of JOHN REED and LEVINA PRESTON are:

    1. PARIS F. REED, b. June 18, 1875, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Parris F. Reed was born June 18, 1875 in Johnson County to Jno E. Reed (b. Johnson County) and Luvina Preston (b. Johnson County).
    2. WILLIAM P. REED, b. 1878, Kentucky.
    3. LILLIE E. REED, b. May 1880.

    The children of RACHEL CONLEY and JOHN REED are:

    1. NEWTON P. REED, b. December 1883, Kentucky.
    2. EVERETT ELLIOTT REED, b. December 17, 1884, Kentucky, d. October 2, 1929, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MURTILDA J. "MYRTLE" TRIMBLE, m. (2) FLORENCE MEALER.
    3. BENJAMIN HARRISON "HARRISON" REED, b. November 24, 1888, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 1965, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, m. (1) ROSA WEBB, m. (2) BELVA (unknown last name).
    4. ALICE REED, b. April 1890, Kentucky.
    5. VIRGINIA REED, b. November 1891, Kentucky.
    6. RALEIGH WATSON REED, b. August 17, 1893, Kentucky, d. July 3, 1915, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Raleigh Watson Reed died from a "crushed skill, loss of brain susbstance - compound comminuted fracture left leg" on July 3, 1915 in Jenkins, most likely caused by a mining accident. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 17, 1893, his marital status as single, his occupation as miner, his parents as Jno. E. Reed (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Conley (b. Kentucky), the informant as Everett Reed of Jenkins, Kentucky, and the burial place as Paintsville.
    7. MYRTLE REED, b. May 1895, Kentucky.
    8. ESTELL REED, b. September 1897, Kentucky.
    9. IVY REED, b. April 2, 1900, Kentucky, d. August 24, 1983, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. HERSHEL E. PRESTON.

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







IVY REED, daughter of RACHEL CARRIE CONLEY and JOHN E. REED, was born April 2, 1900 in Kentucky, died August 24, 1983 in Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, and is buried in Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. She married HERSHEL E. PRESTON, son of LAFAYETTE PRESTON and MALANA VANHOOSE, about 1921. He was born September 24, 1899 in Kentucky, died March 9, 1958 in Cabell County, West Virginia, and is buried in Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Hershel Preston was the brother of Forest B. Preston and Eugene Preston.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lafayetta Preston (farmer, b. Johnson County, parents b. Johnson County, resident of Johnson County, 2nd marriage, age 31) married Malissa Vanhoose (b. Fleming County, father b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 18) on August 8, 1877 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Malania Vanhoose Spears died July 16, 1933 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from diarhhia and gangrene of the toes. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 15, 1854, her marital status as married, her husband as P. D. Spears, her parents as Tommy Vanhoose (b. Kentucky) and Lucinda Boyd (b. Kentucky), the informant as P. D. Spears of River, Kentucky, and that burial place as the family cemetery in Thelma, Kentucky.

When Herschell Preston'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 payroll clerk for Walden Coal Company in Emma, Floyd County, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Malena Spears of River, Johnson County, and that he was born September 24, 1899. He was found to be of medium height and slender build.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Ivy R. Preston lived from April 2, 1900 to August 24, 1983, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and that Hershel Preston lived from September 24, 1899 to March 9, 1958, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ivy Preston was born April 2, 1900, and died in August of 1983. She received her Social Security card in 1962 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky.

According to North Carolina death record transcripts, Ivy R. Preston was born April 2, 1900, died August 24, 1983 in Monroe, Union County, at the age of 83, and was buried out of state. She was living in Monroe at the time of her death.

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, E. H. Preston, son of Lafayette Preston and Mahalia Vanhoose, was born about 1900, and died in Cabell County at the age of 58.

On pages 28 & 29 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Layfayette Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #259, he's a farmer, born in October of 1845 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Malana (wife, born in March of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 46), Eddie (son, single, farm laborer, born in November of 1878 in Kentucky, age 21), Cyrus (son, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Forest (son, born in January of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Thomas J. (son, born in December of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Guy (son, born in January of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Kettie [Catherine] (daughter, born in November of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Eugene (son, born in October of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Maggie B. (daughter, born in December of 1896 in Kentucky, age 8), and Hershel (son, born in September of 1899 in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 41 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 16, 1910), Malania Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #343, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, and she's 55 years old. Also listed are Cathrine (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Eugene (son, wholesale grocery bookkeeper, born in Kentucky, age 19), Maggie B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Hershal (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 34 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 16 & 17, 1920), Sammos Spears [Psalmis David "Samos" Spears] is listed as the head of the household for house #115, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Malina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 63), Schell Preston (step-son, single, bookkeeper for a coal company, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), and Elizabeth Spears (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 81).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 45-17 (Russell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), E. H. Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a clerk in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Iva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 30), Norman W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ruth L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 5 months), and R. C. Reed (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 65).

On page 9 of the 1940 census for District 67-9B (Jenkins) in Letcher County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Hershel E. Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #29, he's a clerk in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has 2 years of high school, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Iva (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 40), Norman (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The children of IVY REED and HERSHEL PRESTON are:

    1. NORMAN W. PRESTON, b. 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Norman W. Preston was born in Johnson County to Iva Reed.
    2. RUTH L. PRESTON, b. 1927, Kentucky.







RALPH CONLEY, son of JOHN MILTON CONLEY and MARIETTA WOODS, was born July 4, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 9, 1994 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married OLLIE BLANTON, daughter of WALTER BLANTON and SARAH "SALLY" PRICHARD. She was born August 20, 1915 in Ophir, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 26, 2004 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ollie Blanton was born August 20, 1915 in Johnson County to Sallie Prichard.

According to his obituary, Ralph Conley (age 93), son of the late John M. and Mary Woods Conley, was born July 4, 1900 in Johnson County, died January 9, 1994 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Ollie Blanton Conley; 3 sons, Larry Conley (of Staffordsville), Paul Conley (Staffordsville), and Norvan Conley (Berlin Heights, Ohio); 4 daughters, Sharon Cantrell (Staffordsville), Anita Picklesimer (Louisville), Janet Salyer (Springfield, Ohio), and Karen Duncan (Columbus, Ohio); 1 brother, William "Deak" Conley (Allegon, Michigan); 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Ollie Blanton Conley (age 88), daughter of the late Walter and Sally Prichard Blanton, was a homemaker, a Sunday school teacher, and a resident of Staffordsville at the time of her death. She was born August 20, 1915 in Ophir, died January 26, 2004 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Conley. She was survived by 3 sons, Larry Conley (of Paintsville), Norvan Conley (Berlin Heights, Ohio), and Paul Conley (Staffordsville); 4 daughters, Anita Picklesimer (Sitka, Kentucky), Janet Salyer (Springfield, Ohio), Karen Sue Duncan (Columbus, Ohio), and Sharon Cantrell (Oil Springs); 1 brother, James Blanton (Somerset); 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ollie Conley was born August 20, 1915, and died January 26, 2004. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    The children of RALPH CONLEY and OLLIE BLANTON are:

    1. ANITA JO CONLEY, b. May 16, 1932, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. KERMIT PICKLESIMER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jo Conley was born May 16, 1932 in Johnson County to Olphie Blanton.
      According to her obituary, Anita Jo Picklesimer (age 72), daughter of the late Ralph and Ollie Blanton Conley, was a retired maintenance administrator with BellSouth, and a resident of Sitka, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born May 16, 1932 in Staffordsville, died May 11, 2005 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was survived by her husband, Kermit Picklesimer (of Staffordsville); 1 son, Rick Picklesimer (Sitka); 3 daughters, Sherry Hinton (Frankfort), Krista Rodgers (Winchester), and Terri Goble (Atlanta, Georgia); 3 brothers, Paul Conley (Staffordsville), Norvan Conley (Berlin Heights, Ohio), and Larry Conley (Paintsville); 2 sisters, Karen Sue Duncan (Columbus, Ohio) and Sharon Cantrell (Oil Springs); 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. LARRY A. CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Larry A. Conley was born in Johnson County to Ollie Blanton.
    3. NORVAN O. CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Norvan O. Conley was born in Johnson County to Ollie Conley.
    4. JANET L. CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Janet L. Conley was born in Johnson County to Ollie Blanton.
    5. PAUL E. CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul E. Conley was born in Johnson County to Ollie Blanton.
    6. KAREN SUE CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) DUNCAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Karen S. Conley was born in Johnson County to Ollie Blanton.
    7. SHARON R. CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CANTRELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sharon R. Conley was born in Johnson County to Ollie Blanton.







CLARA CRACE, daughter of JOHN A. CRACE and CASSIE ANN WILLIS, was born March 22, 1880 in Kentucky, and died January 18, 1915 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married FRANK MURPHY, son of ISAAC MURPHY and MARIAH CORNWALL, May 4, 1899 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born December 11, 1876 in Kentucky, and died in December of 1968. Frank Murphy married (2) ADDIE (unknown last name) about 1920. She was born about 1880 in Kentucky, and died December 8, 1959 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Isaac Murphy married Mariah Cornwall on December 26, 1972 in Magoffin County at the home of Jeff Gipson. The minister was S. J. Adams, and the witnesses were Jeff Gipson and Farmer Adams.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Frank Murphy married Clara Crace on May 4, 1899 in Magoffin County at the home of John Crace. The witnesses were M. C. Kash and A. B. Patrick, and the minister was L. C. Prater.

According to her death certificate, Clara Crace Murphy died January 18, 1915 in Salyersville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as March 22, 1887, her age as 28 years 10 months, her marital status as married, and her parents as John Crace (b. Magoffin County) and Kasa Willis (b. Magoffin County).

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Clara Murphy died January 18, 1915 in Magoffin County at the age of 28.

When Frank Murphy's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Salyersville, Magoffin County, that his closest relative was Addie Murphy of Salyersville, and that he was born December 11, 1876. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Frank Murphy was born December 11, 1875, and died in December of 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, there was a Frank Murphy who died December 31, 1968 in Johnson County at the age of 95. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Addie Murphy died December 8, 1959 in Magoffin County at the age of 79.

On page 16 of the 1880 census for District 63 (Precinct 1 - Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1880), Isaac Murphy is listed as the head of the household for house #125, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Marry (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Logan (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Rosia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Frank (son, born in Kentucky age 3), and Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 8 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Frank Murphy is listed as the head of the household for house #68, he's not working, born in December of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentuck, married for 1 year, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Clarie (wife, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 20), Anna (daughter, born in May of 1900 in Kentucky, age 1 month), Dulcina Murphy (sister, born in January of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Joseph L. Rowland (boarder, married, physician, born in May of 1839 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 33 years, age 61), and Nancey E. Rowland (boarder, born in November of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 33 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 50).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Frank Murphy is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 10 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 31), Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Leroy (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 3 - 5, 1920), Frank W. Murfey is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Addie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Leeroy (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mors M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Maxie M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Willman (son, born in Kentucky, age 6 months), and George Gobel (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 77-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Frank Murphy is listed as the head of the household for house #123, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 46, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Addie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 24, age 34), Morrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Maxey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Lydia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 77-2 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1940), Frank Murphy is listed as the head of the household for house #176, 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 64 years old. Also listed are Ada (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 59), and Mack (son, single, lineman for a construction company, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 24).

    The children of CLARA CRACE and FRANK MURPHY are:

    1. ANNA EDNA MURPHY, b. May 1900, Kentucky.
    2. RUTH L. MURPHY, b. April 18, 1905, Pike County, Kentucky, d. March 28, 1992, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES G. "FODDERSHOCK" TRIMBLE
    3. LEROY MURPHY, b. 1910, Kentucky.
    4. MORRISON MURPHY, b. 1911, Kentucky.
    5. MARION MAX MURPHY, b. 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to one Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marion M. Murphy was born January 25, 1914 in Magoffin County to Clara Crace. According to another, Marua M. Murphy was born February 12, 1914 in Magoffin County to Clara Crace.







JOHN M. TRIMBLE, son of SOLA GERTRUDE CONLEY and WILLIAM J. TRIMBLE, was born September 7, 1906 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 30, 1982 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MAYMIE HORN, daughter of JULIA SALYER and THOMAS HORN, about 1928. She was born August 15, 1907 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 2, 1996 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Trimble Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on John Trimble can be found on page 317 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on John Trimble can also be found on page 489 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

According to his obituary, John Trimble (age 76), son of Willie and Gertrude Conley Trimble, was born in September of 1906 in Johnson County, died September 30, 1982 at home in Staffordsville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was survived by his wife, Maymie Horn Trimble; 1 son, Mark Trimble (Staffordsville); 2 daughters, Pauline Tackett (Staffordsville) and Billie Houston (Portsmouth, Ohio); 1 brother, Jim Trimble; 1 sister, Myrtle Hall (Baltimore, Maryland); 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, John Trimble was born September 7, 1906, and died in September of 1982. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John Trimble died September 30, 1982 in Johnson County at the age of 76. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Maymie Horne Trimble (age 89), daughter of Tom and Julie Salyer Horne, was a resident of Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born August 15, 1907 in Johnson County, died October 2, 1996, and was buried in Trimble Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Trimble. She was survived by 1 son, Mark Trimble (of Staffordsville); 2 daughters, Pauline Tackett (Staffordsville) and Billie Houston (Portsmouth, Ohio); 1 brother, Albert Horne (Barnetts Creek); 2 sisters, Mae Williams Boyd (Hager Hill) and Ethel Arnold (Portsmouth); 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Maymie Trimble was born August 15, 1907, and died October 2, 1996. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Maymie Trimble died October 2, 1996 in Staffordsville at the age of 89. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Earl Horn is listed as the head of the household for house #174, he's a laborer for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Hazle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married age 21, age 29), Ivalou (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Eulice C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 7 months), James T. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5 months), Mamie Trimble (sister, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22), John M. Trimble (brother-in-law, married, laborer in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 23), and Pauline Trimble (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

On page 27 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1940), John Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #218, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Mayme (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 32), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Billie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Markus (son, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

    The children of JOHN TRIMBLE and MAYMIE HORN are:

    1. PAULINE TRIMBLE, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) TACKETT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Pauline Trimble was born in Johnson County to Mayme Ham.
    2. BILLIE M. TRIMBLE, b. 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HOUSTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billy M. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Mayme Horn.
    3. JOHN WALTER TRIMBLE, b. July 20, 1934, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 31, 1935, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ino M. Trimble Jr. was born July 20, 1934 in Johnson County to Minnie Horn.
      According to his death certificate, John Walter Trimble died January 31, 1935 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from cerebrspinal meningitis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Barnetts Creek, his birth date as July 20, 1934, his parents as John Trimble (b. Barnetts Creek) and Mammie Horn (b. Barnetts Creek), the informant as John Trimble of Barnetts Creek, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.
    4. MARCUS R. "MARK" TRIMBLE, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marcus R. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Mamie Horn.







JULIA SALYER, daughter of MAHALA CAUDILL and THOMAS SALYER, was born December 29, 1878 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 12, 1966 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) THOMAS HORN JR., son of THOMAS HORN and BETSY BLANTON, October 24, 1895 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in February of 1874 in Kentucky, and died August 24, 1920 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) (unknown first name) ADAMS.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Julia Salyer was born in December 29, 1878 to Thomas Salyer (b. Johnson County) and Maley Caudill (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Julia Salyer (age 18) married Thomas Horn (age 24) on October 24, 1895 in Johnson County.

According to her obituary, Julia Salyer Horn Adams (age 87), daughter of Thomas and Mahalia Salyer, was a resident of Portsmouth, Ohio, at the time of her death. She was born December 28, 1878 in Johnson County, died January 12, 1966 in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by 6 sons, Son Horn (of Staffordsville), Everett Horn (Staffordsville), Earl Horn (Prestonsburg), Walter Horn (Barnetts Creek), Albert Horn (Barnetts Creek), and Cecil Horn (Bellefontaine, Ohio); 6 daughters, Mrs. G. V. Boyd (Hager Hill), Mrs. Winnie Williams (Manila, Kentucky), Mrs. John Trimble (Staffordsville), Mrs. Cecil Sutton (Waverly, Ohio), Mrs. Floyd Arnold (Portsmouth), and Mrs. Glen Leath (Columbus, Ohio); 1 brother, Frank Salyer (Jackson, Ohio); 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertie VanHoose (South Shore, Kentucky) and Mrs. Mertie Blair (Leander, Kentucky); 60 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to his death certificate, Thomas Horn Jr. died August 24, 1920 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, when he was hit by a falling piece of slate in a coal mine. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as "no record," his age as "no record," his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Thomas Horn Sr. (b. Kentucky) and Betsey Blanton (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Julia Horn of Barnetts Creek.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Thomas Horn Jr. died August 24, 1920 in Johnson County.

On page 47 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1900), Thams Horn Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #399, he's a farmer, born in February of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in December of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 21), Isadore (son, born in May of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and Earl (son, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Thomas Horn is listed as the head of the household for house #120, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 31), Isadore (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Earl C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Everet C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Mamie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Maud E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Thomas Horne is listed as the head of the household for house #24, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41), Maye (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Everett (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mayme (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Albert (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 3 months), and Elva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 0 months). They are living next to son Isadore.

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Everett Horn is listed as the head of the household for house #138, he's an automobile mechanic, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Dessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22), Julia Adams (mother, married, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 51), Ethel Horn (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Mildred Horn (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), Albert Horn (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Cecil Horn (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Elva Horn (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and Violet R. Horn (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

    The children of JULIA SALYER and THOMAS HORN are:

    1. ISADORE SON HORN, b. May 1898, Kentucky, m. ORA (unknown last name).
    2. EARL C. HORN, b. October 1899, Kentucky, m. HAZEL (unknown last name).
    3. MAE HORN, b. May 2, 1901, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 23, 2002, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) HARVEY WILLIAMS, son of WINSTON "WINCE" WILLIAMS and GEORGE ANN DAVIS. She m. (2) G. V. BOYD.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Mae Horn Williams Boyd (age 100), daughter of Tom and Julia Horn, was born May 2, 1901 in Johnson County, died February 23, 2002 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Harvey Williams; and 2nd husband, G. V. Boyd. She was survived by 1 son, Paul Winston Williams (of Staffordsville); 2 daughters, Okialee Stradling (St. Paris, Ohio) and Ruth Rowley (DeGraff, Ohio); 1 brother, Albert Horn (Staffordsville); 1 sister, Ethel Arnold (Portsmouth, Ohio); 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. JUNE HORN, b. 1904, Kentucky.
    5. EVERETT C. HORN, b. 1906, Kentucky.
    6. MAYMIE HORN, b. August 15, 1907, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 2, 1996, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN M. TRIMBLE.
    7. WALTER HORN, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    8. MAUD ETHEL HORN, b. 1910, Kentucky, m. FLOYD ARNOLD.
    9. ALBERT HORN, b. 1913, Kentucky.
    10. CECIL HORN, b. 1915, Kentucky.
    11. ELVA HORN, b. 1918, Kentucky.







MELVIN SLONE, son of MATILDA ANN BLANTON and BUCKNER MONROE "BUCK" SLONE, was born October 13, 1901 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died June 16, 1996 in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky. He married ELLEN TRENT, daughter of Page64.html HREF="#17">LORANZO DOW TRENT and MARY PETITT, about 1921. She was born October 6, 1905 in Rowan County, Kentucky, and died September 28, 1985 in Elliottville, Rowan County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Hanzel Slone who was born in 1925 in Rowan County to "Elan Trent." It's unclear if this is the son that's listed as Fonzie in the 1930 census.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ellen Sloan was born October 6, 1905, and died in September of 1985. Her last place of residence was in Elliottville, Rowan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ellen Sloan died September 28, 1985 in Rowan County at the age of 79.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Melvin Sloan was born October 13, 1900, and died June 16, 1996. His last place of residence was in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Melvin Sloan died June 16, 1996 in Olive Hill, Carter County, at the age of 95. He was living in Rowan County at the time of his death.

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 103-8 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Melvin Sloan is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20 years old and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 25), Audra (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ivory (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Fonzie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Eula M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Ilean (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 7 months). Melvin's parents are in house #209.

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 103-9 in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated May 1, 1940), Melvin Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 35), Audra (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Eula (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Stella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Larance (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Kenneth (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Maxine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Franklin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Demuth [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), Buck Slone (father, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 78), and Matilda Slone (mother, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 73).

    The children of MELVIN SLONE and ELLEN TRENT are:

    1. BABY SLONE, b. April 3, 1921, Elliotsville, Rowan County, Kentucky, d. April 3, 1921, Elliotsville, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a child who was born April 3, 1921 in Rowan County to Ellin Trent.
      According to his death certificate, there was an unnamed male child who was born April 3, 1921 in Elliotsville and lived for only 2 hours. He was born prematurely, 3 or 4 months early. His parents are listed as Melvin Slone (b. Morgan County) and Ellin Trent (b. Rowan County), and the informant as Reeny Trent of Elliotsville.
    2. AUDREY SLONE, b. 1922, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Audrey Slone was born in Rowan County to Ellen Trent.
    3. IVORY SLONE, b. 1923, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ivory Slone was born in Rowan County to Ellen Trent.
    4. FONZIE SLONE, b. 1925, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fonzie Slone was born in Rowan County to Elan Trent.
    5. EULA MAE SLONE, b. 1927, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eula Mae Slone was born in Rowan County to Ellen Trent.
    6. ILEEN SLONE, b. 1928, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ileen Slone was born in Rowan County to Elan Trent.
    7. LAWRENCE SLONE, b. 1932, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Loney Slone was born in Rowan County to Ellen Trent.
    8. KENNETH SLONE, b. 1935, Rowan County, Kentucky.
    9. MAXINE SLONE, b. 1937, Rowan County, Kentucky.
    10. FRANKLIN SLONE, b. 1938, Rowan County, Kentucky.
    11. DEMUTH SLONE, b. 1939, Rowan County, Kentucky.







ANNA MARY WHITT, daughter of ISAAC M. WHITT and POLLY ANN HUNT, was born November 21, 1862 in Pike County, Kentucky, died March 22, 1935 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Oldfield Cemetery in Greenup County, Kentucky. She married SMITH REFFIT, son of CLARINDA ADAMS and JACKSON REFFIT. He was born September 30, 1859 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died September 2, 1940 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Oldfield Cemetery in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Anna Mary Whitt Reffit died March 22, 1935 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from Bright's disease, with a broken hip being a contributing factor. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Pike County, her birth date as November 21, 1862, her marital status as married, her husband as Smith Reffit, her parents as Isaac Whitt (b. Pike County) and Polly Hunt (b. Pike County), and the informant as Mrs. Kerna Conley of Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, Smith Reffit died September 2, 1940 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from heart problems and senility. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as September 30, 1859, his marital status as widowed, his wife as Anna Mary Reffitt, his occupation as retired carpenter, his parents as Jack Reffitt (b. Kentucky) and Clarinda Adams (b. Kentucky), and the informant as D. Reffitt of Ashland.

On page 29 of the 1900 census for District 50 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), Smith Reffit is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's a farmer, born in September of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Annie M. (wife, born in November of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 38), Pruda (daughter, born in June of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), Sada (daughter, born in January of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Amos (son, born in January of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Jonas (son, born in February of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Lonza (son, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), John P. (son, born in December of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), and Deeda (son, born in October of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Smith Reffet is listed as the head of the househol for house #63, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 28 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Annie M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living, age 47), Jonas W. (son, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 22), Lonzie (son, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 20), John P. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dedia (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Effie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Inez (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4). They are living next to son Amos.

On pages 9 & 10 of the 1920 census for District 20 (Oakview) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Smith Reffitt is listed as the head of the household for house #88, he's a house carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Annie M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 58), John (son, single, works in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, age 27), Dedie (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Effie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Enez (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Earl Ross (grandson, works in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Geneva Ross (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 10-29 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Smith Reffit is listed as the head of the household for house #59, he's a house carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 70 years old. Also listed are Annie M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 68), John (son, married, house carpenter, born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 37), Mary E. (daughter-in-law, housekeeper for a private family, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 30), Inez Whelpley (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 24), and Twila M. Whelpley (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

    The children of ANNA WHITT and SMITH REFFIT are:

    1. PRUDA REFFIT, b. June 1882, Kentucky.
    2. SADA REFFIT, b. January 1884, Kentucky.
    3. AMOS REFFIT, b. January 1885, Kentucky, m. ADA (unknown last name).
    4. JONAS REFFIT, b. February 1888, Kentucky.
    5. LONZA REFFIT, b. April 1890, Kentucky.
    6. JOHN P. REFFIT, b. December 13, 1893, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 11, 1942, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Dixon Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. MARY ELLEN HORN, 1921. She was b. 1900, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, John Reffit died August 11, 1942 in Ashland from a coronary occlusion. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as December 13, 1893, his marital status as married, his wife as Mary Ellen Horn Reffit (age 42), his parents as Smith Reffit (b. Magoffin County) and Anna Mary Whitt (b. Pike County), and the informant as Mary Ellen Reffit of Ashland, Kentucky.
    7. DEEDIE REFFIT, b. October 1898, Kentucky.
    8. EFFIE REFFIT, b. June 19, 1903, Kentucky, d. May 8, 1979, Jackson County, Ohio, buried in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, m. KERNA CONLEY.
    9. INEZ REFFIT, b. 1906, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WHELPLEY.







WAYNE HAYDEN CONLEY, son of LINDSEY SMITH CONLEY and EMILY CAROLINE "COON" MCFARLAND, was born June 19, 1907 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died December 26, 1962 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married FLORA N. MONTGOMERY. She was born November 26, 1906 in Kentucky, and died June 24, 1988 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Wayne Conley can be found on page 317 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on Wayne Conley can also be found on page 490 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

Flora Montgomery was reportedly the daughter of Newell Chapman "Chat" Montgomery and Nora Griffith, daughter of Andy and Angeline Griffith. No record of this could be found.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Ken Tackett married Nora Montgomery on March 1, 1908 in Magoffin County at the home of Charles Wheeler. The witnesses were Fred Phipps and Jackson Hunley, and the minister was Charles Wheeler.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elmer Tackett was born March 22, 1912 in Magoffin County to Nora Griffin, and Rex Tackett was born August 24, 1914 in Magoffin County to Nora Griffith.

According to his obituary, Wayne Hayden Conley (age 56), son of the late Lindsey and Nancy Caroline McFarland Conley, was born June 19, 1909 in Staffordsville, and died December 26, 1962 in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland. He was survived by his wife, Flora; 2 sons, Wayne Hayden Conley Jr. (of Westwood, Kentucky) and Kenneth Lindsey Conley (Westwood); 4 daughters, Mrs. Polly Pritt (Ashland), Mrs. Nora Sturgill (Ashland), Miss Evelyn Conley (at home), and Mrs. Billy Joe Canant (Shreveport, Louisiana); 4 sisters, Mrs. Flora Fairchild (Paintsville), Mrs. Terea Ratliff (Paintsville), Mrs. Erle Conley (Paintsville), and Mrs. Oro Picklesimer (Paintsville); 2 half-brothers, James Ellis Conley (Rollsville, California) and Bobby Joe Conley (Detroit, Michigan); 1 half-sister, Ruby Conley (Canada); and 14 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Flora N. Conley was born November 26, 1906, and died June 24, 1988. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Flora N. Conley died June 24, 1988 in Boyd County at the age of 81. She was living in Boyd County at the time of her death.

On page 29 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), Andy Grifeth [Andy Griffith] is listed as the head of the household for house #246, he's a farmer, born in August of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Angeline (wife, born in March of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 37), Nora (daughter, born in February of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Nelie (daughter, born in April of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Molie (daughter, born in September of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Lula (daughter, born in February of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Olie (son, born in March of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and Chat Montgomery (boarder, divorced, day laborer, born in April of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30).

On page 24 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), Angline Griffey is listed as the head of the household for house #213, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents bor in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 4 are still living, age 46), Lula (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Olie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Mada Montgomery (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Kinn Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Nora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Elmer (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Rex (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Flora Montgomery (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 37 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Wayne Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #182, he's a bus driver, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Flora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 23), Polly Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Wayne Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 10-13 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1940), Wayne Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a laborer in an iron scrapyard, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Flora (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), Polly Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Wayne Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Kenneth L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Billy Jo (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Flora's mother and step-father.

    The children of WAYNE CONLEY and FLORA MONTGOMERY are:

    1. POLLY VIRGINIA CONLEY, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PRITT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Polly Virginia Conley was born in Johnson County to Flora Tackett.
    2. WAYNE HAYDEN CONLEY JR., b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wayne Conley was born in Johnson County to Flora Montgomery.
    3. KENNETH LINDSEY CONLEY, b. 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kenneth Lindsey Conley was born in Johnson County to Flora Tackett.
    4. BILLY JOE CONLEY, b. 1937, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CANANT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billie J. Conley was born in Boyd County to Flora Tackett.
    5. NORA L. CONLEY, b. Boyd County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) STURGILL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nora L. Conley was born in Boyd County to Flora Montgomery.
    6. EVELYN R. CONLEY, b. Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Evylin R. Conley was born in Boyd County to Flora Tackett.







OCTAVIA "TAVA" FAIRCHILD, daughter of LAURA A. HITCHCOCK and EDWARD FAIRCHILD, was born December 1, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 7, 1986 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married LONNIE FAIRCHILD, son of JOSEPH FAIRCHILD and ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" ESTEP. He was born June 15, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 23, 1980 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky. Lonnie Fairchild married (2) FLORA LEE CONLEY.

Notes: Lonnie and Octava Fairchild were 1st cousins.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of her headstone shows that Tavie Fairchild lived from December 20, 1901 to September 7, 1986, and was buried in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Information found on that website also shows that Lon Fairchild lived from June 15, 1896 to August 23, 1980, and was buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Rockhouse. No photo of his headstone is provided.

According to her obituary, Tava Fairchild Fairchild (age 85), daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild, was a resident of Paintsville, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born December 20, 1901 in Johnson County, died September 7, 1986 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, and was buried in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. She was survived by 2 daughters, Sara Melvin (of Paintsville) and Georgie Picklesimer (Milford Center, Ohio); 2 sisters, Faye Porter (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) and Arizona Ward (Ft. Wayne); 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Tava Fairchild was born December 20, 1899, and died in September of 1986. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tava Fairchild died September 7, 1986 in Lawrence County at the age of 84. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Lon Fairchild (age 84), son of Joe and Lizzy Estep Fairchild and a resident of Hager Hill, was born June 15, 1896 in Johnson County, died August 23, 1980 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, and was buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Hager Hill. He was survived by his wife, Flora Conley Fairchild; 2 daughters, Sarah Melvin (of Paintsville) and Georgia Picklesimer (Milford Center, Ohio); 1 sister, Dorothy Pelphrey; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lon Fairchild was born June 15, 1897, and died in August of 1980. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lon Fairchild died August 23, 1980 in Lawrence County at the age of 84. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Lonnie Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Octava (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), Howard (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Sonnie (brother, married, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Birtha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky age 26), and Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 8 months).

On pages 46 & 47 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1930), Lon Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #439, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Tavie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 13, age 27), Howard (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Sarah E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Gladys (born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months).

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1940), Lonnie Fairchilds is listed as the head of the household for house #80, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Tava (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 37), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Georgia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to son Howard.

    The children of LONNIE FAIRCHILD and TAVIE FAIRCHILD are:

    1. HOWARD FAIRCHILD, b. April 17, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LILLIAN (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Howard Fairchilds was born in April 17, 1917 in Johnson County to Tava Fairchilds.
    2. SARAH E. FAIRCHILD, b. August 30, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1970, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, RALPH MELVIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah E. Fairchild was born August 30, 1921 in Johnson County to Louie Fairchild.
      According to her obituary, Sarah Fairchild Melvin (age 69), daughter of Lon and Tavia Fairchild, was born August 30, 1921 in Johnson County, died in 1970, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Melvin. She was survived by 2 sons, Jerry Melvin (of Hager Hill) and David Painter (Columbus, Ohio); 1 sister, Georgie Picklesimer (Milford Center, Ohio); 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. GLADYS FAIRCHILD, b. January 22, 1928, Kentucky, d. December 29, 1940, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in .
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Gladys Fairchild died December 29, 1940 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from lobar pneumonia and congenital heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as January 22, 1928, her parents as Lon Fairchild (b. Kentucky) and Tavie Fairchild (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lon Fairchild of Paintsville, and the burial place as Johnson County. It also states that she was an invalid since birth.
    4. GEORGIA M. FAIRCHILD, b. 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLARD ODELL PICKLESIMER, son of CHARLES WAYNE PICKLESIMER and FANNY HITCHCOCK.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Georgia M. Fairchilds was born in Johnson County to Louie Fairchild.







MAE CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM BALLARD "BALLARD" CONLEY and TURTLE DOVE "DOVE" LEMASTER, was born February 12, 1894 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 19, 1975 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, and is buried in the Mitchell Price Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married EDWARD SPARKS, son of MATHEW LEE SPARKS and GEORGEANN MAY about 1917. He was born August 3, 1895 in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 12, 1971 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Mitchell Price Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Mae Conley can be found on page 539 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

When Edward Sparks' 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 Riceville, Kentucky, that he was married, and that he was born August 3, 1895 in Falcon, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

According to her obituary, Mae Conley Sparks (age 80), daughter of the late Ballard and Dove Lemaster Conley, was born February 12, 1894 in Oil Springs, died January 19, 1975 at hom in Troy, Ohio, where she had lived for the previous 3 years, and was buried in Mitchell Price Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sparks, on November 12, 1971. She was survived by 1 son, Garland Sparks (of Akron); 7 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Caudill (Swamp Branch), Reva Mizer (Troy, Ohio), Lillian Russell (Troy, Ohio), Juanita Sharits (DeGraff, Ohio), Joy Kerrigan (Middletown, Ohio), Ethel Reynolds (Louisville), and Jewell Wright (Louisville); 2 brothers, Tom Conley (Riceville) and Paris Conley (Riceville); and 3 sisters, Lucy Patrick (Ivyton), Ruie Montgomery (Portsmouth, Ohio), and Goldie Lemaster (Kent, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mae Sparks was born February 12, 1894, and died in January of 1975. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Troy, Miami County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Mae Sparks died at home on January 19, 1975 in Troy, Miami County, at the age of 80. She was widowed at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Edward Sparks (age 75) of Swamp Branch, son of the late Lee and Georgeann May Sparks, died November 12, 1971 in the Paintsville Hospital following a 2 year illness, and was buried in Mitchell Price Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by 2 sons, Erman Sparks (of Piqua, Ohio) and Garland Sparks (Akron, Ohio); 6 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Reynolds (Troy, Ohio), Mrs. Hazel Caudill (Swamp Branch), Mrs. Jewel Wright (Louisville), Mrs. Juanita Sharits (DeGraff, Ohio), Mrs. Reva Mizer (Troy, Ohio), and Mrs. Joy Kerrigan (Middletown, Ohio); 2 brothers, Ellis Sparks (Ivyton) and Virgil Sparks (Dayton, Ohio), and 3 sisters, Mrs. Marsha Henize (Bativa, Ohio), Mrs. Lizzie Kazee [Elizabeth Sparks Kazee] (Salyersville), and Mrs. Dicie Hampton [Dicie Sparks Hampton] (Dayton, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Edward Sparks was born August 3, 1896, and died in November of 1971. His last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Edward Sparks died November 12, 1971 in Johnson County at the age of 75.

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 40 (Riceville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 27 & 28, 1920), Edward Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #71, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are May (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 5 months). They are living next to Mae's parents.

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Edward Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are May (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 33), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Garland (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Jewell [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 11 months), and Jaunita (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months). Mae's parents are in house #113.

On page 26 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1940), Edward Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are May (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 45), Garlen [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Jewel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Wonneta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Earmen (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Reavie J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Betty Joy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lillian D. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of MAE CONLEY and EDWARD SPARKS are:

    1. HAZEL SPARKS, b. July 16, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 2, 1997, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EARL CAUDILL.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Hazel Sparks Caudill (age 78), daughter of the late Ed and Mae Conley Sparks, was born July 16, 1918 in Johnson County, died April 2, 1997 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was survived by her husband, Earl Caudill (of Oil Springs); 1 son, Billy Ray Caudill (Oil Springs); 1 daughter, Betty Blanton (Oil Springs); 4 sisters, Ethel Reynolds (Troy, Ohio), Lillian Russell (Troy, Ohio), Joy Kerrigan (Middletown, Ohio), and Revs Jean Mizer (Tipp City, Ohio); 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 6 step-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. GARLEN SPARKS, b. 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Garlen Sparks was born in Johnson County to Mae Conley.
    3. ERNEST SPARKS, b. April 16, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ernist Sparks was born April 16, 1923 in Johnson County to May Conley.
      Ernest Conley died at about 6 months of age from hydrocephalus.
    4. ETHEL SPARKS, b. 1925, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) REYNOLDS.
    5. JEWELL SPARKS, b. 1926, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WRIGHT.
    6. JUANITA SPARKS, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SHARITS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jumeta Sparks was born in Johnson County to May Conley.
      Juanita's twin died at birth.
    7. ERMON SPARKS, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ermon Sparks was born in Johnson County to Mae Conley.
    8. REVA JEAN SPARKS, b. 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MIZER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Reva J. Sparks was born in Johnson County to May Sparks.
    9. JOY CHRISTINE SPARKS, b. 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) KERRIGAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joy Christine Sparks was born in Johnson County to May Conley.
    10. LILLIAN D. SPARKS, b. 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RUSSELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillian D. Sparks was born in Johnson County to May Conley.
      Lillian Sparks Russell isn't mentioned in her father's obituary when he died in 1971.

    (This information comes from Rebecca Kerrigan Brecchione and other sources)







ROUIE CONLEY, daughter of CHARLES FLEMING CONLEY and ROSE MCFARLAND, was born August 20, 1902 in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 11, 1972 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in John Horne Cemetery in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ROBIE HORNE, son of JOHN ALLISON HORNE and MINERVA ELLEN VANHOOSE, February 9, 1922. He was born August 18, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 9, 1985 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in John Horne Cemetery in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 317 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on Rouie Conley can also be found on page 490 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

Robie Horne was the brother of Norman Horne.

Manerva Ellen Vanhoose was the sister of John William Vanhoose and David Jesse Vanhoose.

According to his obituary, John A. Horn (age 80), son of Tom and Mary Combs Horn, was a retired farmer, and a lifelong resident of Rockhouse. He was born December 23, 1874, died April 11, 1955 at the Rockhouse home of his son, Robie Horn, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minerva VanHoose Horn, in January of 1951. He was survived by 2 sons, Robie Horn and Norman Horn (of Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Martvel Stone (New Boston, Ohio) and Mrs. Olna Harris (Portsmouth, Ohio); 3 brothers, Jess Horn (Staffordsville), Albert Horn (Rockhouse), and Walker Horn (Rockhouse); 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her death certificate, Manerva Ellen Vanhoose Horn died January 18, 1951 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from arteriosclerosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as January 23, 1878, her marital status as married, her parents as Lee Vanhoose [Levi Vanhoose] and Malissia Salyer, the informant as Mrs. Dica Mae Harris, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Staffordsville.

According to her obituary, Minerva Ellen Van Hoose Horn (age 72), daughter of Lee and Malissa Salyers Van Hoose, was a lifelong resident of Rockhouse. She was born January 23, 1878 in Johnson County, died January 18, 1951, following an illness of 4 months, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was survived by her husband, John Horn; 3 sons, Norman Horn (of Staffordsville), Robie Horn (Staffordsville), and Clyde Horn (Staffordsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Golda Slone (New Boston, Ohio) and Mrs. Decie Mae Harris (Portsmouth, Ohio); 1 brother, Jesse Van Hoose (Volga, Kentucky); and 1 sister, Mrs. Lula Osborne (Sitka, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky birth records, Rouie Conley was born August 20, 1902 in Johnson County to Chas. F. Conley (b. Johnson County) and Rosa McFaddin (b. Scott County, Virginia).

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Rouie Conley Horne lived from August 9, 1902 to September 11, 1972, and was buried in John Horne Cemetery on Horne Branch, and that Robie Horne lived from August 18, 1902 to November 9, 1985, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Rouie Conley Horne (age 70), daughter of the late Charlie and Rose McFarland Conley, died September 11, 1972 in Paintsville Clinic following an illness of 3 months, and was buried in Horne Cemetery in Rockhouse. She was survived by her husband, Robie Horne; 3 sons, Athol Horne (Columbus, Ohio), Charles Horne (Clyde, Ohio), and Paul Horne (Rockhouse); 1 daughter, Mrs. Carl Blair (Barnetts Creek); and 3 brothers, Orville Conley (Winchester), James Conley (Raceland), and Ray Conley (Rockhouse). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ruie Horne was born August 9, 1902, and died in September of 1972. She received her Social Security card in 1962 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rouie Horne died September 11, 1972 in Johnson County at the age of 70. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Robie Horne (age 83), son of John and Manerva VanHoose Horne, was a retired coal miner, and a resident of Paintsville. He was born August 18, 1902 in Johnson County, died November 9, 1985 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Horne Cemetery in Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruie Conley Horne, in 1972. He was survived by 3 sons, Athol Horne (of Obetz, Ohio), Paul K. Horne (Paintsville), and Charles Carroll Horne (Clyde, Ohio); 1 daughter, Mrs. Carl Blair (Barnetts Creek); 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Robie Horne was born August 18, 1902, and died in November of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Robie Horne died November 9, 1985 in Johnson County at the age of 83. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25 & 26, 1910), John Horn is listed as the head of the household for house #136, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, married for 12 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 32), Norman (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Goldie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Roby (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Dicy M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 months), and Clyde Stapleton (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 5 & 6 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 7 & 10, 1920), John Horne is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41), Norman (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Golda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Robbie (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dicie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On pages 64 & 65 of the 1930 census for District 73-5 (Clay Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 26, 1930), Robie Horne is listed as the head of the household for house #602, he's a laborer in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Rouie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 27), Ella L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Athol (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 7 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Robie Horne is listed as the head of the household for house #50, 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 37 years old. Also listed are Ruie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 37), Ella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Athel (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Paul K. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of ROUIE CONLEY and ROBIE HORNE are:

    1. ELLA LOUISE HORNE, b. 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CARL BLAIR.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ella L. Horn was born in Johnson County to Roxie Conljey.
    2. ATHOL HORNE, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Athork Horn was born in Johnson County to Rouie Conley.
    3. CHARLES CARL HORNE, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles C. Horn was born in Johnson County to Ronie Conley.
    4. PAUL KEITH HORNE, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul K. Horn was born in Johnson County to Perl Conley.







MILLARD FAIRCHILD, son of SARAH RATLIFF and ASA J. FAIRCHILD, was born October 23, 1873 in Kentucky, and died May 26, 1954 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARY ELLEN JOHNSON, daughter of RICHARD EPPERSON JOHNSON and NANCY ANN JOHNSON. She was born October 24, 1879 in Kentucky, died August 12, 1953 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Millard Fairchild's brother, Enoch, married Mary Ellen Johnson's half-sister, Samantha.

Richard Epperson Johnson's name is listed as Epperson Johnson in his daughter Mary's death certificate, as Epperson Johnson in her obituary, and as Richard E. Johnson in his daughter Samantha Johnson Fairchild's obituary (1883-1965).

When Millard Farchilds' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Paintsville, that his closest relative was Ellen Farchilds of Paintsville, and that he was born October 23, 1873. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and dark brown hair.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Millard Fairchild died May 26, 1954 in Johnson County at the age of 80.

According to her death certificate, Mary Ellen Johnson Fairchild died August 12, 1953 at home in Denver from a cerebral hemorrhage due to high blood pressure. Her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 24, 1879, her marital status as married, her father's name as Epperson Johnson, her mother's maiden name as Nancy Ann Johnson, the informant as Fannie Lemaster, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Staffordsville.

According to her obituary, Mary Ellen Johnson (age 73), daughter of Epp and Nancy Ann Johnson of Johnson County, was born October 24, 1879, died suddenly at home in Denver on August 12, 1953, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was survived by her husband, Millard Fairchild; 2 sons, Ray Fairchild (of Denver, Kentucky) and Roy Fairchild (Columbus, Ohio); 5 daughters, Mrs. Edith Skinner (Columbus), Mrs. Bessie Gleeson (Chillicothe, Ohio), Mrs. Frankie Fairchild (Staffordsville), Mrs. Fannie Lemaster (Columbus), and Mrs. Venice Estep (Grover City, Ohio); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Samantha Fairchild (Staffordsville) and Mrs. Amanda Bayes (Lackey, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Millard Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 25), Eva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Leona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Millard Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 49), Eva (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 29), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Venus (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Anna E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Frankie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of MILLARD FAIRCHILD and ELLEN JOHNSON are:

    1. EVA FAIRCHILD, b. 1900, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 27, 1949, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Joseph Eugene Conley, "Eva Fairchild lived at home with her parents and was stricken with breast cancer. She was too modest to show anyone or even to tell anyone about her disease. When she died, her condition was discovered to her family's dismay."
      According to her death certificate, Eva Fairchild died November 27, 1949 at home in rural Staffordsville, where she had lived her entire life, from cancer of the right breast. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as 1900, her marital status as single, her parents as Millard Fairchild and Ellen Johnson, the informant as Fannie Lemaster, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Staffordsville.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Eva Fairchild died November 27, 1949 in Johnson County at the age of 49.
    2. LEONA FAIRCHILD, b. November 12, 1904, Kentucky, d. August 31, 1948, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TOPSY RAY RATLIFF.
    3. RAY FAIRCHILD, b. November 24, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 30, 1981, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DELLA CENTERS, daughter of LYDIA MARGARET CONLEY and THOMAS CENTERS.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Ray Fairchild (age 73), son of Millard and Ella Johnson Fairchild, was a retired miner and a resident of Greenup County at the time of his death. He was born November 24, 1907 in Johnson County, died August 30, 1981 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was survived by his wife, Della Centers Fairchild; 2 sons, Curtis Willard Fairchild (of Columbus, Ohio) and Thomas Millard Fairchild (Greenup); 10 daughters, Margaret Rhoden (Columbus), Evelyn Musser (Columbus), Fannie Collins (Greenup), Charlotte (Paul) Hall (Greenup), Laverne Horne (Prestonsburg), Venice Hannah (Staffordsville), Dixie Hannah (Staffordsville), Brenda Hitchcock (River, Kentucky), and Wanda Collins (Barnetts Creek); 1 brother, Roy Fairchild (McArthur, Ohio); 5 sisters, Fannie Lemaster (Columbus), Venice Estep (Columbus), Edith Skinner (Columbus), Bessie Gleason (Columbus), and Frankie Fairchild (Barnetts Creek); 34 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. BESSIE FAIRCHILD, b. July 6, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) GLEASON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bessie Fairchild was born July 6, 1913 in Johnson County to Ellen Johnson.
    5. ROY FAIRCHILD, b. July 29, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Roy Fairchilds was born July 29, 1916 in Johnson County to Ellen Johnson.
    6. VENICE FAIRCHILD, b. June 14, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ESTEP.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Venice Fairchild was born June 14, 1919 in Johnson County to Mary Johnson.
    7. ANNA EDITH FAIRCHILD, b. 1922, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SKINNER.
    8. FRANKIE FAIRCHILD, m. JOHN MITCHELL FAIRCHILD, son of WARNIE "POLK ROOT" FAIRCHILD and (unknown). He was b. 1918.
    9. FANNIE FAIRCHILD, m. (unknown first name) LEMASTER.







DORIS A. CONLEY, daughter of CHARLES HARRISON CONLEY and DOLORES P. MCCLAIN, met MIKE MITCHELL.

    The child of DORIS CONLEY and MIKE MITCHELL is:

    1. JUSTIN A. MITCHELL.

    (This information comes from Paula Conley)







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