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LILLIE KIZZIE SLUSHER, daughter of WILLIAM HARRISON SLUSHER and NANCY MATELDA HUTCHINSON, was born March 7, 1892 in Old Stonewall, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, died November 20, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma. She married ALBERT C. HOLT about 1911. He was born March 2, 1893 in Kings Mills, Sharp County, Arkansas, died in September of 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma.

Notes: When C. A. Holt's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 2, 1917 in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, he stated that he was a farmer working for T. J. Smith in Hugo, Oklahoma, that he was married and had 2 children, and that he was born March 2, 1893 in Kings Mill, Arkansas. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark-colored hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of her headstone shows that Lillie K. Holt lived from March 7, 1892 to November 20, 1984, and was buried in Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma. Albert C. Holt was buried in the same cemetery, although no headstone photos are provided for him.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lillie Holt was born March 7, 1892, and died in November of 1984. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Louisiana, and her last place of residence was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Albert Holt was born March 2, 1893, and died in September of 1976. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Oklahoma, and his last place of residence was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 8-23 in Caddo County, Oklahoma (dated April 23, 1930), Albert Holt is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, parents born in the United States, first married at age 20, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Lily (wife, born in Oklahoma, parents born in the United States, first married at 20, age 39), Jewel (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 18), Walter (son, born in Oklahoma, age 12), Anita (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 10), Dorothy (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 7), Mary (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 5), and Doris (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 11 months).

On page 15 of the 1940 census for District 8-5 (Anadarko) in Caddo County, Oklahoma (dated April 8, 1940), Lillie Holt is listed as the head of the household for house #144, she does housework for a private family, divorced, born in Oklahoma, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has a 2nd grade education, and she's 48 years old. Also listed are Anita (daughter, divorced, born in Oklahoma, 6th grade education, age 19), Dorthy (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 17), Mary (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 15), Dorris (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 10), Buddie (daughter [grandson - Lillie's son], born in Oklahoma, age 8), and Barbra Jean (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 7), and William H. Slusher (father, widowed, not working, born in Texas, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 2nd grade education, age 73).

    The children of LILLIE SLUSHER and ALBERT HOLT are:

    1. JEWEL ABBIE HOLT, b. October 30, 1911, Konowa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, d. May 8, 2008, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, buried in San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, m. (1) CARL V. CYRUS, m. (2) CHESTER W. HILL.
      Notes: According to her obituary: "Jewel Abbie Cyrus-Hill, 96, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2008 in Huntington Beach, CA. Jewel was born October 30, 1911 in Konawa, OK and moved to Anadarko, OK where she spent her early years. In 1947 she moved to Taft, California and became a long time resident of the San Joaquin Valley. She spent 12 years in Taft, 3 years in Porterville and over 15 years in Bakersfield. She and two of her Daughters joined her husband Chester Hill, an Oilfield Driller, in Tripoli, Libya in North Africa for a year in 1961-62. Jewel enjoyed a successful career as an Herb and Vitamin Distributor and developed long lasting friendships with many Bakersfield area residents. She was an exceptionally gifted Seamstress, Baker and Artesian winning many awards at the Kern County and Orange County Fairs. Jewel cherished each new member born into her family and lived to hold and love five generations. She was deeply loved and treasured by her family and considered their Foundation. She was preceded in death by her husbands Carl V. Cyrus in 1945 of Oklahoma and Chester W. Hill in 1982 of Bakersfield, her Mother, Lillie, Brother, Walter, four Sisters Mary, Dorothy, Doris and Anita of Oklahoma, and her Son Buddy E. Holt and Daughter-in-law Violet (Jerry) Holt of Sacramento, CA. She is survived by her three Daughters, Frances Cyrus of Huntington Beach, Hazel Czuleger and Carol Sims of Redondo Beach, and her Sister Barbara Barrett of Oklahoma City, OK." "Burial will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday in San Gabriel Cemetery, 601 West Roses Road, San Gabriel, CA."
    2. WALTER HOLT, b. 1918, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma.
    3. ANITA HOLT, b. 1920, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, m. (unknown).
    4. DOROTHY HOLT, b. April 2, 1923, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, d. March 14, 1983, buried in Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma, m. (1) WILLIAM J. MEADS, m. (2) HORACE "BILL" PATTERSON.
    5. MARY C. HOLT, b. January 27, 1926, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, d. January 13, 1961, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, buried in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, m. (unknown first name) HILL.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Mary C. Holt Hill died January 13, 1961 in U.S.A.F. Hospital on Lackland Air Force Base in Texas from "Probable respirator failure due to Metastatic carcinoma of the lungs, primary site not determined." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Oklahoma, her birth date as January 27, 1926, her marital status as married, her place of residence as Barksdale Air Force Base, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, her parents as Albert Holt and Lillie Slusher, the informant as "Official Hospital Records," and the burial place as Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
    6. DORIS HOLT, b. 1929, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
    7. BARBARA JEAN HOLT, b. February 17, 1932, Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma, d. June 27, 2013, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, m. RICHARD BARRETT.

    (This information comes from Dennis Whiteman and other sources)







ERIE SALYER, daughter of JAMES HENRY SALYER and MARY REBECCA H. "REBECCA" LITTERAL, was born in March of 1893 in Kentucky, died in 1953, and is buried in Milledgeville Plymouth Cemetery in Milledgeville, Fayette County, Ohio. She married GARRETT H. CAUDILL, son of SARAH ELLA "ELLA" RICE and WILLIAM BENJAMIN CAUDILL, January 14, 1915 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 14, 1896 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 17, 1989 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, and is buried in Milledgeville Plymouth Cemetery in Milledgeville, Fayette County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 185 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Erie Salyer (age 21) married Garrett Caudill (age 18) on January 14, 1915 in Johnson County.

When Garret Caudill's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was self-employed in Asa [Johnson County], that his closest relative was W. B. Caudill of Asa, that he was born October 14, 1896 in Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, and that his father was born in Barnetts Creek. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Erie Salyer Caudill lived from 1893 to 1953, and was buried in Milledgeville Plymouth Cemetery in Milledgeville, Fayette County, Ohio, and that Garrett H. Caudill lived from 1896 to 1989, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Garrett Caudill was born October 14, 1896, and died January 17, 1989. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Garrett H. Caudill was born October 14, 1896 in Kentucky, and died January 17, 1989 in a long-term care facility in Washington Court House, Fayette County, at the age of 92. His father's surname is listed as Caudill.

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 15 & 16, 1920), Garett Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #133, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Erie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Beatrice (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month), and Bethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Garrett's parents.

On page 43 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Garrett Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #443, he's a checking clerk in a grocery store, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Erie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 37), Beatrice (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Bethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Annie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Hansel (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), and Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month).

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1940), Garret Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a laborer for "Sandy Valley Gro. Co.," born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Erie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 47), Bethel (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 21), Hansel (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ernest (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of ERIE SALYER and GARRETT CAUDILL are:

    1. BEATRICE CAUDILL, b. November 16, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CONLEY.
      Notes: Beatrice Caudill's name is listed as Beatrice Conley in her brother Earnest's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Beatrice Caudill was born November 16, 1915 in Johnson County to Eric Salyer.
    2. BETHEL CAUDILL, b. December 6, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) JENKS.
      Notes: Bethel Caudill's name is listed as Bethel Jenks in her brother Earnest's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bethel Caudill was born December 6, 1918 in Johnson County to Esie Salyer.
    3. ANNA I. CAUDILL, b. 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) NELSON.
      Notes: Anna Caudill's name is listed as Anna Nelson in her brother Earnest's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna I. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Erie Salyer.
    4. HANSEL CAUDILL, b. 1924, Kentucky.
    5. PAULINE CAUDILL, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PARKS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Pauline Caudill was born in Johnson County to Eric Salyer.
    6. RAYMOND CAUDILL, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Raymond Caudill was born in Johnson County to Era Salyers.
    7. EARNEST CAUDILL, b. September 10, 1931, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 23, 2007, Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio, m. TSUYAKO TAKANASHI.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earnest Caudill was born September 10, 1931 in Johnson County to Erie Salyer.
      According to his obituary, Earnest Caudill (age 75), son of the late Garrett and Eria Salyers Caudill, was a U.S. Marine veteran, and had married his wife at the American Embassy in Tokyo. He was born in Paintsville, and died March 23, 2007 at home in Jamestown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tsuyako Takanashi Caudill; 3 brothers, Hansel, Raymond, and Robert; and 3 sisters, Beatrice Conley, Bethel Jenks, and Anna Nelson. He was survived by 1 sister, Pauline Parks (of Fairborn, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Earnest Caudill was born September 10, 1931, and died March 23, 2007. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio.
    8. ROBERT CAUDILL, b. 1935, Kentucky.







FANNIE JANE BAILEY, daughter of PEARL MARGARET PACE and BOYD BAILEY, was born about 1931 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married EARL CASTLE. He was born May 11, 1923 in Ohio, and died October 13, 1989 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 181 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fannie J. Bailey was born in Magoffin County to Perlie Pace.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Earl E. Castle was born May 11, 1923, and died October 13, 1989. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Earl E. Castle was born May 11, 1923 in Ohio, and died October 13, 1989 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, at the age of 66. His father's surname is listed as Castle, and he was married at the time of his death.

    The children of FANNIE BAILEY and EARL CASTLE are:

    1. JOHNNY DALE CASTLE.
    2. MARCIA JANE CASTLE.
    3. DAVID EARL CASTLE.
    4. LARRY RAY CASTLE.

    (This information comes from Charles Penn and other sources)







SAMANTHA SALYER, daughter of FRANCES CONLEY and BENJAMIN H. SALYER, was born February 12, 1843 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died after 1930. She married JOSEPH STAPLETON, son of CHARLES STAPLETON and NANCY JANE SALYER. He was born October 25, 1842 in Virginia, died July 6, 1915 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

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

Joseph Stapleton was the brother of Catherine Stapleton, Allen Stapleton, and Edward "Ned" Stapleton.

According to his death certificate, Joseph Stapleton died July 6, 1915 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from chronic valvular heart disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Virginia, his birth date as October 25, 1842, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Charles Stapleton (b. Virginia) and Nancy Salyer (b. Virginia), the informant as J. H. Stapleton of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family graveyard in Flat Gap.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Joseph Stapleton died July 6, 1915 in Johnson County at the age of 72.

On pages 37 & 38 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 22, 1850), Charles Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #245, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Nancy (born in Virginia, age 42), Allen (born in Virginia, age 17), Katherine (born in Virginia, age 16), Edward (born in Virginia, age 13), Asa (born in Virginia, age 9), Joseph (born in Virginia, age 7), Elizabeth (born in Virginia, age 6), and William H. (born in Virginia, age 4).

On page 102 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 14, 1860), Benjamin Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #649, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Frances (born in North Carolina, age 60), Rebecca (not working, born in Kentucky, age 30), Samantha (born in Kentucky, age 18), Benjamin (born in Kentucky, age 15), and Joseph Stapleton (born in Kentucky, age 19).

On page 24 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 8, 1870), Joseph Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #163, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Samantha (born in Kentucky, age 31), Edith (born in Kentucky, age 8), Harlan (born in Kentucky, age 5), Elizabeth D. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Mary (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 18 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1880), Joseph Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Samantha (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 37), Eda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Harlan (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Drucilla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Loucinna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Angleine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Paris H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 35 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1900), Joseph Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #255, he's a farmer, born in October of 1842 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 38 years, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Samantha (wife, born in February of 1843 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, married for 38 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 57), John H. (son, single, not working, born in October of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 35), Elizabeth D. (daughter, single, not working, born in July of 1866 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 33), Drusilla (daughter, single, not working, born in December of 1870 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 29), Lucina (daughter, single, not working, born in March of 1873 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 17), Paris H. (son, single, not working, born in January of 1878 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 22), and Valencia (daughter, single, not working, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 19).

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Joseph Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #2, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 47 years, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Samantha (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 67), J. Harlan (son, single, boarder, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 45), Drusilla (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 38), and Paris (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 38.

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

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

    The children of SAMANTHA SALYER and JOSEPH STAPLETON are:

    1. EDITH "EADY" STAPLETON, b. November 1861, Kentucky, m. AARON MCKENZIE.
    2. JOHN HARLAN STAPLETON, b. October 19, 1864, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 3, 1951, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: John Harlan Stapleton can be found single and living with his brother Paris in 1940.
      According to his death certificate, Harlen Stapleton died February 3, 1951 at home in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from coronary thrombosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as October 19, 1864, his marital status as never married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Joe Stapleton and Symanthia Salyer, the informant as Joe Stapleton, and the burial place as Salyer Cemetery in Flat Gap.
    3. ELIZABETH D. STAPLETON, b. July 24, 1866, Kentucky, d. February 5, 1936, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM HENRY LEMASTER.
    4. MARY STAPLETON, b. August 1868, Kentucky, d. May 13, 1951, Meeker County, Minnesota, m. JAMES H. MCKENZIE.
    5. DRUCILLA STAPLETON, b. December 6, 1870, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 15, 1956, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Drucilla Stapleton can be found single and living with her brother Paris in 1940.
      According to her obituary, Drucilla Stapleton (age 85), daughter of the late Joseph and Samantha Salyer Stapleton, was born December 6, 1870 in Flat Gap, died April 15, 1956 at home in Flat Gap, and was buried in Salyer Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paris Stapleton and Harlan Stapleton. She was survived by 1 sister, Anna McKenzie (of Flat Gap). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. LOUCINA "SINA" STAPLETON, b. March 6, 1873, Kentucky, d. April 23, 1941, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) JOHN T. MOORE, m. (2) BENJAMIN HITCHCOCK.
    7. ANGELINE "ANNIE" STAPLETON, b. May 1875, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. THEODORE F. H. MCKENZIE.
    8. PARIS HENDRICKS STAPLETON, b. January 9, 1878, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 14, 1955, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLARA LEMASTER.
    9. VALENCIA STAPLETON, b. June 1880, Kentucky, d. 1955, buried in Blue Creek, Adams County, Ohio, m. MANFORD RICE.







ALBERT L. SLUSHER, son of WILLIAM HARRISON SLUSHER and NANCY MATELDA HUTCHINSON, was born November 9, 1904 in Konowa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, died January 6, 1979 in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma. He married GERTRUDE MAE MILLER, daughter of JOSEPH CALHOUN MILLER and NANCY JANE (unknown last name), April 25, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. She was born September 9, 1908 in Konowa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, died August 24, 2000 in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma.

Notes: Nancy Jane Miller's maiden name was reportedly Nancy Jane Smith.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Albert L. Slusher lived from November 9, 1904 to January 6, 1979, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle, Grady County, Oklahoma, and that Gertie M. Slusher lived from September 9, 1908 to August 24, 2000, and was buried in the same cemetery.

One of Albert Slusher's obituaries:

     "TECUMSEH - Funeral for Albert L. Slusher, 74, will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Newcastle, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Tuttle, directed by Bill Eisenhour Blanchard Funeral Home. Slusher died Satuday at Norman Municipal Hospital after a long illness.
     "He lived in Newcastle for 44 years and moved to Tecumseh in 1976. He was a retired businessman and farmer and a Mason.
     "Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; a son, Bill, Lawton; five sisters, Mrs. Lillie Holt, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Minnie Aldridge, Modesto, Calif.; Mrs. Dona Miller, Seminole; Mrs. Birdie Tarwater, Ada, and Mrs. Opal Griffin, Stratford, and a granddaughter."

Another:

     "Word has been received here of the death of Albert Slusher, 74, Tecumseh, who died Saturday in a Norman hospital after a long illness. Mr. Slusher is the father of Billy J. Slusher, 6211 Cedarwood Drive.
     "Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday in Newcastle Baptist Church. Burial was in Tuttle.
     "Mr. Slusher was born November 9, 1904 in Konawa and was married to Gertrude Miller April 25, 1934, in Oklahoma City. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Masonic Lodge. A resident of Newcastle for 44 years, he moved to Tecumseh in 1976.
     "Survivors in addition to his son include his wife, of the home; five sisters and a grandchild."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, A. Slusher was born November 9, 1904, and died in January of 1979. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Oklahoma, and his last place of residence was in Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.

Gertrude Mae Miller Slusher's obituary:

"Funeral services for Gertie Mae Slusher, 91, Lawton, will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church, Newcastle, Oklahoma, with Rev. Charles Elmore, officiating. Mrs. Slusher died Thursday in a Lawton nursing center. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home. Friends may view Mrs. Slusher beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Newcastle. Mrs. Slusher was born on September 9, 1908 in Maud, Oklahoma, to Joseph Calhoun and Nancy Jane Miller. She was married to Albert L. Slusher on April 25, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1979. She grew up in Maud and graduated high school in 1929. She attended East Central State University in Ada and obtained her teaching certificate. In 1953 she graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasa. She had taught second grade for over thirty-three years having taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Pottowattomie [sic] County, Blanchard and Newcastle from 1934-1974, in Norman from 1979-1987 and moved to Lawton in 1989. She was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association, the Retired Teacher's Association and the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son & daughter-in-law: Billy Joe & Sylvia Slusher, Lawton, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Dina Seward and her husband Greg; a brother & sister-in-law; Aaron and Pearl Miller; San Antonio, Texas; 2 great-grandchildren: Lauren Blount and Melisa Seward. Her parents and two brothers, Arra C. and Wilton Miller, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newcastle Elementary School, Elementary Activities Fund at Newcastle, OK."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Gertrude Slusher was born September 9, 2000, and died August 24, 2000. She received her Social Security card in 1959-1960 in Oklahoma, and her last place of residence was in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma.

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 192 (Avoca Township) in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma (dated April 19 & 20, 1910), Joseph C. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, father born in Alabama, mother born in "U.S. don't know," 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 21), and Gertie (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 1).

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 270 (St. Louis Township) in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma (dated January 28 & 29, 1920), Joseph C. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #51, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, parents born in Virginia, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Nancy J. (wife, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Tennessee, age 31), Gertie M. (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 11), Ira C. (son, born in Oklahoma, age 9), and Aaron L. (son, born in Oklahoma, age 5).

On page 32 of the 1930 census for District 67-11 (Konawa) in Seminole County, Oklahoma (dated April 11, 1930), Will R. Miller is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's a laborer in the oil fields, born in Arkansas, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, first married at age 21, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Dona (wife, born in Oklahoma, father born in Arkansas, mother born in Oklahoma, first married at 17, age 31), Helen (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 13), Cecil (son, born in Oklahoma, age 10), Elbert Slusher (brother-in-law, single, laborer in the oil fields, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Arkansas, age 20), and Raymond Smith (nephew, single, laborer in the oil fields, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Arkansas, age 22).

On page 29 of the 1940 census for District 44-10 (Johnson) in McClain County, Oklahoma (dated May 1, 1940), Albert Slusher is listed as the head of the household for house #298, he's a miller in a feed mill, born in Oklahoma, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Gertie (wife, born in Oklahoma, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 2 years of college, age 31), and Billy Joe (son, born in Oklahoma, age 5).

    The child of ALBERT SLUSHER and GERTIE MILLER is:

    1. BILLY JOE SLUSHER, b. 1935, Oklahoma, m. SYLVIA (unknown last name).

    (This information comes from Dennis Whiteman and other sources)







BIRDIE VIRGINIA SLUSHER, daughter of WILLIAM HARRISON SLUSHER and NANCY MATELDA HUTCHINSON, was born December 8, 1907 in Konowa, Seminole County, Oklahoma, died January 6, 2003 in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. She married (1) CLAUDE L. REED, son of WALTER O. REED and DREW SILLER FORD, about 1926. He was born in 1906 in Mena, Polk County, Arkansas, died in 1956 in Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Konawa Memorial Cemetery in Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma. She married (2) ARBIE F. "R. B." TARWATER, son of MARION THOMAS "TOM" TARWATER and RACHEL BRAY, January 1, 1949. He was born November 7, 1919 in Center, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, died September 14, 2008 in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.

Notes: Drew Siller Ford Reed's obituary:

"Services for Drew Siller Reed, 99, of Sulphur, were at 10 am Thursday in Pickard Funeral Home chapel, Stratford, with burial in the Konawa Cemetery. Conducting the rites was the Rev A. L. McAfferty, assisted my a Rev Meryl Erickson. Mrs Reed died April 3 in a Sulphur nursing home. She was born Dec 31, 1884 in Polk County, Arkansas to Frank and Susanna William Posey Ford. She married Walter O Reed in 1903. He preceded her in death in 1936. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church in Sulphur. Survivors include one son, Lewis Reed, Stratford; one daughter, Elsie Reed Kennedy, Whitesboro, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-Grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren."

Walter O Reed's obituary:

"W. O. Reed, senior member of the firm Reed & Son, one of the leading business men in Stratford passed away at his home here Saturday, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Methodist Church, after which the remains were taken to Konawa for interment. Mr Reed has been in failing health for the past year but his condition was not considered serious by the family and friends until a few weeks ago. The community loses a sterling citizen and honorable competitor and a loving husband and father.
"W O Reed was born April 10, 1882 in Crawford County, Arkansas, died September 7, 1935 at his home in Stratford, age 53 years, 4 months and 27 days. He came to Oklahoma in 1910, moving to Stratford in 1925, where he and his son Claude have been actively engaged in the mercantile business. Mr Reed was married November 13, 1904 at Mena, Arkansas to Miss Siller Ford, four children were born to this union. His wife and three children Claude, Elsie, and Louis are left to mourn, Kathleen preceded him in death."

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones photo 2 shows that Birdie V. Tarwater lived from December 8, 1908 to January 6, 2003, and was buried in plot Norris-87-4-10 in Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, that R. B. Tarwater lived from November 7, 1919 to September 14, 2008, was buried in the same plot in the same cemetery, and that Claude L. Reed lived from 1906 to 1956, and was buried in Konawa Memorial Cemetery in Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma. Birdie's and R. B.'s headstone photo also shows that they were married January 1, 1949. R. B.'s parents are also buried in Rosedale Cemetery, and Claude's parents are buried in Konawa Memorial Cemetery.

Birdie Slusher Tarwater's obituary:

"ADA - Services for Birdie Tarwater, 94, Ada, are 11 a.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Chapel, The Rev. Joe T. Dixon officiating. Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.
"Mrs. Tarwater died Jan. 6, 2003, at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 8, 1908, near Sacred Heart in Pottawatomie County to William and Nancy Hutchings Slusher. She attended schools in Pottawatomie County.
"She married R.B. Tarwater Jan. 1, 1949.
"Mrs. Tarwater and her husband owned and operated Tarwater Feed and Produce. She was affiliated with Oak Avenue Baptist Church.
"She was preceded in death by a grandson, Danny Morris, in 1975.
"Survivors include her husband R.B. Tarwater, of the home; a daughter, Virginia Morris Haney, Ada; a grandson; and two great-grandsons.
"Bearers are Sonny Griffith, Benny Slusher, Kenneth Slusher, Terry Gardner, Pod Law and Joe Maddox.
"Criswell Funeral home is in charge of arrangements."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Birdie V. Tarwater was born December 8, 1908, and died January 6, 2003. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Oklahoma, and her last place of residence was in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.

Claude Reed's obituary:

"Claude Reed, 50, Sulphur died Tuesday morning after a long illness. A former resident of Stratford. He was born in Mena, Ark moving to Okla with his parents when a youngster. He lived in Konawa for many years, moving to Stratford in 1925 and has lived there until one year ago, when he moved to Sulphur. For many years he was a grocer in Stratford. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge. Survivors are his mother Mrs W O Reed of the home address; daughter Mrs Austin Morris, Shawnee; sister, Mrs Edd Kennedy, Whitesboro, Texas; brother, Lewis, Stratford; and a grandson, Randy Morris of Shawnee. Services were held at the First Freewill Baptist church in Sulphur, at 2:30 pm. Wednesday with Bro. A L McAfferty officiating, burial at Konawa."

R. B. Tarwater's obituary:

"ADA Services for R.B. Tarwater, 88, Ada, are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Joe T. Dixon will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Tarwater died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 7, 1919, at Center to M. Tom and Rachel Bray Tarwater. He lived in this area all his life and attended Byng schools. Mr. Tarwater was the owner and operator of Tarwater Feed in Ada. He later retired from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He was a member of Oak Avenue Baptist Church. He married Birdie Reed on Jan. 1, 1949. She died Jan. 6, 2003. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Morris Haney and husband J.D., Ada; one brother, Edward Tarwater, Richmond, Va.; a grandson, Randy Morris and wife Jan, Branson, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Chase Morris, Ada, and Zane Morris, Ada. Bearers will be Sonny Griffin, Mickey Ballard, Charles Norton, Terry Gardner, Zane Morris, and Chase Morris. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.adaeveningnews.com.Criswell Funeral Home, Ada."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, R. B. Tarwater was born November 7, 1919, and died September 14, 2008. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Oklahoma, and his last place of residence was in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 111 (Ouachita Township) in Polk County, Arkansas (dated April 27, 1910), Walter Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in Arkanas, father's birthplace is blank, mother born in Alabama, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Loucilla (wife, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 28), Claud L. (son, born in Arkansas, age 4), and Elsie M. (daughter, born in Arkansas, age 7 months).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 245 (Konawa) in Seminole County, Oklahoma (dated February 13 & 17, 1920), W. O. Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #166, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, parents born in the United States, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Mrs. W. O. (wife, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, age 35), Claudie (son, born in Arkansas, age 14), Elsie (daughter, born in Arkansas, age 10), Louis (son, born in Arkansas, age 6), and Ovel Ford (brother-in-law, single, laborer, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, age 23).

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 185 (Midland Township) in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (dated January 19 - 22, 1920), Tom Tarwater is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, parents born the United States, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Rachel E. (wife, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, age 38), Arbie F. (son, born in Arkansas, age 2 months), Cara M. McElmurry (step-daughter, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, age 17), Mary E. McElmurry (step-daughter, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, age 14), and Lottie V. McElmurry (step-daughter, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, age 7).

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 25-18 (Stratford Township) in Garvin County, Oklahoma (dated April 4, 1930), Claud Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a salesman in a general store, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, first married at age 21, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Berttie (wife, born in Oklahoma, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, first married at 17, age 21), Virginia L. (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 5 months), and Opal Slusher (sister-in-law, born in Oklahoma, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, age 16).

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 62-16 (Chickasaw Township) in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (dated April 9 & 10, 1930), Tom Tarwater is listed as the head of the household Tom Tarwater is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, father born in Arkansas, first married at age 28, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Rachel (wife, born in Arkansas, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, first married at 19, age 52), Lottie (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 18), R. B. (son, born in Oklahoma, age 10), and Edward (son, born in Oklahoma, age 8).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 25-19 (Stratford Township) in Garvin County, Oklahoma (dated April 3, 1940), Claud Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Birdie (wife, born in Oklahoma, 8th grade education, age 30), and Virginia L. (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 10).

On page 18 of the 1940 census for District 62-13 (Chickasaw Township) in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (dated April 20, 1940), Thomas Tarwater is listed as the head of the household for house #193, he's a farmer, born in Arkansas, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Rachel (wife, born in Arkansas, 1 year of high school, age 61), R. B. (son, born in Oklahoma, age 20), and Edward (son, born in Oklahoma, age 18).

    The child of BIRDIE SLUSHER and CLAUDE REED is:

    1. VIRGINIA L. REED, b. 1929, Oklahoma, m. (1) AUSTIN MORRIS, m. (2) J. D. HANEY.

    (This information comes from Dennis Whiteman and other sources)







OPAL LOIS SLUSHER, daughter of WILLIAM HARRISON SLUSHER and NANCY MATELDA HUTCHINSON, was born March 25, 1912 in Yonish, Latimer County, Oklahoma, died October 17, 1982 in Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma, and is buried in McGee Cemetery in Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma. She married SIDNEY J. GRIFFIN, son of FRANKLIN E. GRIFFIN and VANDALIA (unknown last name), in October of 1932 in Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma. He was born July 22, 1912 in Oklahoma, died November 24, 1974, and is buried in McGee Cemetery in Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

Notes: Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Opal Lois Griffin lived from March 25, 1912 to October 17, 1982, and was buried in McGee Cemetery in Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma, and that Sidney J. Griffin lived from July 22, 1912 to November 24, 1974, and was buried in the same cemetery. Sidney's parents are also buried in this cemetery.

Opal Slusher Griffin's obituary:

     "STRATFORD - Services for Opal Lois Griffin, 70, Stratford, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratford First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gene A. Daley officiating. Burial will be in McGee Cemetery.
     "Mrs. Griffin died Sunday in a Pauls Valley Hospital.
     "She was born March 25, 1912, in Yawnish, Okla. She attended school in Stratford. She married Sidney Griffin in Oct., 1932, in Stratford. He died November 24, 1974. She was a housewife and a member of the Stratford First Baptist Church.
     "Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Ballard, Pauls Valley, and Nancy Smith and Sidney Kay Winn, Stratford; a son, Frank "Sonny", Ada; four sisters, Lillie Holt, Del City, Minnie Aldredge, Modesto, Calif., Dona Miller, Seminole, and Birdie Tarwater, Ada; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     "Bearers will be Leonard Freeman, Jack Blackburn, Jess Wood, Joe Tom Blackburn, Joe Maddox, and G.G. Endicott.
     "Pickard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Opal Griffin was born March 25, 1912, and died in October of 1982. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in California, and her last place of residence was in Stratford, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sidney Griffin was born July 22, 1912, and died in November of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Oklahoma.

On page 24 of the 1920 census for District 75 (Byars Township) in McClain County, Oklahoma (dated February 11, 1920), Franklin E. Griffin is listed as the head of the household for house #182, he's a farmer, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Vandalia (wife, born in Missouri, parents born in Missouri, age 33), Douglass (son, born in Missouri, age 13), Jewell (daughter, born in Missouri, age 11), Sidney (son, born in Missouri, age 7), Myrtle (daughter, born in Missouri, age 4 years 4 months), and Hazle (daughter, born in Missouri, age 9 months).

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 25-18 (Stratford Township) in Garvin County, Oklahoma (dated April 4, 1930), Claud Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a salesman in a general store, born in Arkansas, parents born in Arkansas, first married at age 21, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Berttie (wife, born in Oklahoma, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, first married at 17, age 21), Virginia L. (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 5 months), and Opal Slusher (sister-in-law, born in Oklahoma, father born in Missouri, mother born in Arkansas, age 16).

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 25-18 (Stratford Township) in Garvin County, Oklahoma (dated April 8, 1930), Frank Griffin is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a retail grocery merchant, born in Missouri, parents born in the United States, first married at age 22, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Van (wife, born in Missouri, parents born in Missouri, first married at 17, age 42), Dugless (son, single, grocery truck driver, born in Oklahoma, age 23), Jewell (daughter, single, not working, born in Oklahoma, age 21), Sidney (son, born in Oklahoma, age 17), Myrtle (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 13), Hazel (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 10), Nellie (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 9), Junetia (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 6), and Nina (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 4 years 4 months).

On page 26 of the 1940 census for District 62-17 (Chickasaw Township) in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (dated April 24, 1940), Sidney J. Griffin is listed as the head of the household for house #231, he's a truck driver, born in Oklahoma, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has 2 years of high school, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Opal Lois (wife, born in Oklahoma, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 2 years of high school, age 27), Jo Ann (daughter, born in Oklahoma, age 6), and Frank Mack (son, born in Oklahoma, age 3).

    The children of OPAL SLUSHER and SIDNEY GRIFFIN are:

    1. JO ANN GRIFFIN, b. 1934, Oklahoma, m. (unknown first name) BALLARD.
    2. FRANK MACK "SONNY" GRIFFIN, b. 1937, Oklahoma.
    3. NANCY GRIFFIN, m. (unknown first name) SMITH.

    (This information comes from Dennis Whiteman and other sources)







STEPHEN P. CAUDILL, son of EMILY BLANTON and WILLIAM RUSSELL "RUSSELL" CAUDILL, was born May 1, 1885 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died in November of 1970 in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan, and is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan. He married ETHEL DEAN WILLIAMS, daughter of THOMAS H. WILLIAMS and CHRISTINA ELIZABETH BROWN, September 14, 1909 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born January 15, 1889 in Kentucky, died July 29, 1991 in Orange County, California, and is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan.

Notes: Stephen Caudill's brother, John, married Ethel William's sister, Ducie.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thongs H. Williams [sic] married Christina Elizabeth Brown on August 20, 1885 in Magoffin County. The witnesses were T. C. H. Wheeler and Sarah A. Wheeler, and the minister was John D. Bayes.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Stephen Caudill (parents b. Johnson County, age 24) married Ethel Williams (age 19) on September 14, 1909 in Johnson County.

When Stephen Caudill'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 self-employed farmer in Riceville, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Mrs. Ethel Caudill of Riceville, and that he was born May 1, 1885. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Stephen P. Caudill lived from 1884 to 1970, and was buried in Section B Plot 128 in Oaklawn Cemetery in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan, and that Ethel D. Caudill lived from 1889 to 1991, and was buried in the same plot in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Stephen Caudill was born May 1, 1885, and died in November of 1970. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Michigan, and his last place of residence was in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ethel Caudill was born May 1, 1885, and died July 29, 1991. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Michigan.

According to California death record transcripts, Ethel Dean Williams Caudill was born January 15, 1899 in Kentucky, and died July 29, 1991 in Orange County. Her father's surname is listed as Williams and her mother's maiden name as Brown.

On page 35 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), Thomas Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #293, he's a farmer, born in June of 1839 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Christina E. (wife, born in December of 1867 in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Virginia, married for 15 years, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 32), Bruce (son, born in May of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Ducia (daughter, born in November of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Ethel (daughter, born in January of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Myrcle (son, born in June of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Arthur (son, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Cecil (son, born in December of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), and Walter (son, born in August of 1888 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Stephen Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 months, and he's 24 years old. Also listed is Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 19). They are living next to Stephen's brother William.

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1920 census for District 40 (Riceville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 29 & 30, 1920), Stephen Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Edna May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Stephen Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 5 months).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 33-26 (McGuffey) in Hardin County, Ohio (dated April 2, 1930), Stephen Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 40), Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Josephine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8) Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 33-86 (Stockbridge Township) in Ingham County, Michigan (dated April 4 & 5, 1940), Steven Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #29, 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 56 years old. Also listed are Steven Jr. (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 21), Josephine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of STEPHEN CAUDILL and ETHEL WILLIAMS are:

    1. RALPH CAUDILL, b. August 1, 1910, Kentucky, d. November 10, 1987, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, buried in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, m. REVA MARSHALL.
    2. LEANORA CAUDILL, b. September 2, 1912, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 2, 1912, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Leonara Caudill was born September 2, 1912 in Johnson County to Ethel Williams.
      According to her death certificate, Leanora Caudill was born and died on September 2, 1912 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, the cause of death being problems with the birth. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Stephen Caudill (b. Johnson County) and Ethel Williams (b. Kentucky), the informant as Stephen Caudill of Staffordsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Rocky Knob Branch Cemetery in Staffordsville.
    3. IRENE CAUDILL, b. April 9, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Irene Caudill was born April 9, 1916 in Johnson County to Ethel Williams.
    4. EDNA MAY CAUDILL, b. October 16, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edua M. Caudill was born October 16, 1913 in Johnson County to Ethel Williams.
    5. STEPHEN P. CAUDILL JR., b. July 21, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Junior Caudill was born July 21, 1918 in Johnson County to Ethel Williamy.
    6. JOSEPHINE CAUDILL, b. 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Josephine Caudill was born in Johnson County to Ethel Williams.
    7. CECIL L. CAUDILL, b. 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cecil L. Caudill was born in Magoffin County to Ethel Williams.
    8. THOMAS R. CAUDILL, b. 1926, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Thomas R. Caudill was born in Magoffin County to Ethel Williams.







MARGIE CAUDILL, daughter of LILLIE SPRADLIN and WALLACE LUTHER "LUTHER" CAUDILL, was born June 9, 1918 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 5, 2009 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Trimble Family Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married KERMIT H. TRIMBLE, son of DOSHIA ANN BLAIR and CONROY TRIMBLE. He was born July 24, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 9, 1996 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Trimble Family Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Margie Caudill was born June 9, 1918 in Johnson County to Lonla Spradlin.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kermit Trimble was born July 24, 1917 in Johnson County to Doscia Blair.

According to her obituary, Margie Caudill Trimble (age 90), daughter of the late Luther and Lillie Spradlin Caudill, was born June 9, 1918, died May 5, 2009 at home in Staffordsville, and was buried in Trimble Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Trimble. She was survived by 5 sons, Donald Trimble (Ashland), Darrell Trimble (Staffordsville), Gary Trimble (Staffordsville), David Trimble (Rush, Kentucky), and Larry Trimble (Green Cove Springs, Florida); 1 daughter, Sue L. McCarty (Staffordsville); 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 8 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, Margie Trimble was born June 9, 1918, and died May 5, 2009. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to his obituary, Kermit Trimble (age 78), son of Conroy and Doshia Blair Trimble and a resident of Paintsville, was born July 24, 1917 in Johnson County, died June 9, 1996 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Trimble Family Cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was survived by his wife, Margie Caudill Trimble; 5 sons, Donald Trimble (of Ashland), Darrell Trimble (Barnetts Creek), Gary Trimble (Barnetts Creek), David Trimble (Rush), and Larry Trimble (Green Core Springs, Florida); 1 daughter, Sue McCarty (Flatwoods, Kentucky); 1 brother, Kenneth Trimble (Oil Springs); 2 sisters, Chloie Blanton (Oil Springs) and Kathleen Colvin (Leander); 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Kermit H. Trimble was born July 24, 1917, and died June 9, 1996. 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, Kermit Trimble died June 9, 1996 in Staffordsville at the age of 78.

On pages 27 & 28 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1940), Kermit Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #223, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has 1 year of high school, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Margie (wife, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 8th grade education, age 21), Sue L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Donald E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

    The children of MARGIE CAUDILL and KERMIT TRIMBLE are:

    1. SUE L. TRIMBLE, b. 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MCCARTY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sue L. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Coudill.
    2. DONALD E. TRIMBLE, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donald E. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Caudill.
    3. WILMA D. TRIMBLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wilma D. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Caudill.
    4. DARRELL TRIMBLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Darrell Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Caudill.
    5. DAVID C. TRIMBLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, David C. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Caudill.
    6. GARY S. TRIMBLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gary S. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Caudill.
    7. LARRY A. TRIMBLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Gary and Larry Trimble are twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Larry A. Trimble was born in Johnson County to Margie Caudill.







GENOA ETHEL CAUDILL, daughter of WILLIAM MATTHEW CAUDILL and LAURA BELLE HUGHES, was born July 17, 1910 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 14, 1993 in Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Pike County, Ohio. She married LEROY "ROY" LEMASTER, son of THOMAS MANFORD "MANFORD" LEMASTER and ORA LEMASTER, about 1927. He was born April 28, 1907 in Kentucky, died November 10, 1963 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Pike County, Ohio

Notes: Ora Lemaster was the daughter of Mary Melissa Picklesimer and James Lewis Lemaster. Melissa Picklesimer was the daughter of Nathaniel Picklesmer and Ascentha Lucina Salyer.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thomas Manford [sic] (age 24) married Ora Lemaster on January 21, 1899 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Ora Lemaster Lemaster died February 2, 1919 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from influenza. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her age as 30, her marital status as married, her parents as James Lemaster (b. Kentucky) and Malisa Picklesimer (b. Kentucky), the informant as Alfred Lemaster of Barnetts Creek, and the burial place as H. M. Rice Cemetery.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of her headstone shows that Ora Lemaster lived from 1885 to 1919, and was buried in Rice Cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) (photo 3) shows that Genoa E. Lemaster lived from July 17, 1910 to October 14, 1993, and was buried in Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Pike County, Ohio, and that Leroy Lemaster lived from April 28, 1907 to November 10, 1963, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Genoa E. Lemaster was born July 17, 1910, and died October 14, 1993. She received her Social Security card in 1951 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Genoa Ethel Caudill Lemaster, daughter of William M. Caudill and Laura B. Hughes, was born July 17, 1910 in Paintsville, and died October 14, 1993.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Genoa Ethel Caudill Lemaster was born July 17, 1910 in Kentucky, and died October 14, 1993 in a long-term care facility in Franklin County at the age of 83. Her father's surname is listed as Caudill, her mother's maiden name as Hughes, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Leroy Lemaster was born April 28, 1907, and died in November of 1963. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Leroy Lemaster was born about 1907, and died November 10, 1963 in OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at the age of 56. He was married and living in Franklin County at the time of his death.

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21 - 22, 1910), Mantford Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Ora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 3 are still living, age 25), Freddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Troy (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Manford Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farm laborer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Freddie (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Troy (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), and Oval (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 years 8 months).

On pages 3 & 4 of the 1930 census for District 64-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 4 & 5, 1930), Thomas M. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Roy (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 22), Oval C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Genoa E. (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 19), Betty J. (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month), Ora B. (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 9 months), and Arlin Johnson [hard to read] (servant, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, age 9 months).

    The children of GENOA CAUDILL and ROY LEMASTER are:

    1. BETTY J. LEMASTER, b. 1928, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. GENE RINEHART.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty J. Lemaster was born in Lawrence County to Genoa Caudill.
    2. ORA B. LEMASTER, b. 1929, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ora B. Lemaster was born in Lawrence County to Genoa Caudill.
    3. BILLY F. LEMASTER, b. 1935, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billy F. Lemaster was born in Lawrence County to Genoa Caudill.
    4. ALKA E. LEMASTER, b. February 18, 1938, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. June 8, 2007, Sunbury, Delaware County, Ohio, m. JAMES R. RAMSEY, May 12, 1956, Greenup County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alka E. Lemaster was born February 18, 1938 in Lawrence County to Genos Caudill.
      According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Alka E. Caudill Ramsey, daughter of the late LeRoy and Genoa Caudill LeMaster, was born February 18, 1938 in Louisa, Kentucky, and died June 8, 2007 at home in Sunbury. She was survived by her husband of 51 years, James R. Ramsey Sr., whom she married May 12, 1956 in Greenup County, Kentucky; 1 son, James R. (Kila) Ramsey Jr. (Sunbury); 1 daughter, Bonna Louise (Bob) Boudinot (Galena); 4 brothers, Robert (Dottie) LeMaster (Columbus), Leroy (Cookie) LeMaster (Marysville), Carl (Diane) LeMaster (Columbus), and Keith (Sheila) LeMaster (Centerburg); 6 sisters, Betty (Gene) Rinehart (Powell), Mavis Townsend (Cardington), Linda (Jim) White (Columbus), Henrietta (Larry) Ruh (Somerset), Jackie (Lonnie) Niebert (Columbus), and Helen (Frank) Fazio (Columbus); 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson.
    5. ROBERT LEMASTER, b. Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. DOTTIE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert Lemaster was born in Lawrence County to Genoa E. Caudell.
    6. LEROY LEMASTER, b. Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. COOKIE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Leroy Lemaster was born in Lawrence County to Genoa Caudel.
    7. CARL LEMASTER, m. DIANE (unknown last name).
    8. KEITH LEMASTER, m. SHEILA (unknown last name).
    9. MAVIS LEMASTER, m. (unknown first name) TOWNSEND
    10. LINDA LEMASTER, m. JIM WHITE.
    11. HENRIETTA LEMASTER, m. LARRY RUH.
    12. JACKIE LEMASTER, m. LONNIE NIEBERT.
    13. HELEN LEMASTER, m. FRANK FAZIO.







RALPH CAUDILL, son of STEPHEN P. CAUDILL and ETHEL DEAN WILLIAMS, was born August 1, 1910 in Kentucky, died November 10, 1987 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, and is buried in Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio. He married REVA MARSHALL, daughter of SHERMAN MARSHALL and DARCUS "DARKIE" FLETCHER, about 1930. She was born December 26, 1910 in Kentucky, died October 15, 1999 in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, and is buried in Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Sherman Marshall married Darkie Fletcher on January 15, 1904 in Magoffin County in the home of A. C. Cooper. The witnesses were Brice Fletcher and Gilbert Fletcher, and the minister was A. C. Cooper.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Leonard D. Marshall was born August 29, 1913 in Magoffin County to Darkey Fletcher, Clide Marshall was born January 26, 1916 in Magoffin County to Derpey Fletcher, Carl Marshall was born March 29, 1918 in Magoffin County to Derk Fletcher, Eugena Marshall was born July 17, 1920 in Magoffin County to Darkie Fletcher, Earl Marshall was born December 1, 1922 in Magoffin County to Darkey Fletcher, and Jeweline Marshall was born in Magoffin County to Darkie Fletcher.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Ralph Caudill lived from August 1, 1910 to November 10, 1987, and was buried in Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, and that Reva Caudill lived from December 26, 1910 to October 15, 1999, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ralph Caudill was born August 1, 1910, and died November 10, 1987. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ralph Caudill was born about 1910 in Kentucky, and died November 10, 1987 in Middletown Hospital in Middletown, Butler County, at the age of 77. He was married and living in Middletown at the time of his death.

Reva Marshall Caudill's obituary:

     "Reva Caudill, 88, of Middletown, died Friday at Barbara Parke Care Center. Born in Magoffin County, Ky., Mrs. Caudill had spent the last 42 years in Middletown. She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Caudill, on Nov. 10, 1987; a son, Billy Caudill; three brothers, Leonard Marshall, Clyde Marshall and Carl Marshall; a sister, Eugenie Fletcher; her parents, Sherman and Darkie Marshall.
     "She is survived by daughters, Rella Weir and husband Howard of Middletown, Delores Ogle of Middletown, and Phyllis Higdon and husband Huey of Middletown; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Marshall of Grayson, Ky.; and sisters Edna Smith of Middletown, Versie Risner of Lexington, Ky., and Jeweline Hale of Stockbridge, Mich. Friends may call at the Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with burial at Woodhill Cemetery, Franklin."

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Reva Marshall Caudill was born December 26, 1910 in Kentucky, and died October 15, 1999 in a long-term care facility in Middletown, Butler County, at the age of 88. Her father's surname is listed as Marshall, her mother's maiden name as Fletcher, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 76 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Sherman Marshall is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Darcus (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Versie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Reva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Lenord (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 11 months), and Carl [hard to read, but Carl on the 1930 census] (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months).

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Ralph Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's a truck driver, born in Kentucky, he's living inthe same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Reva (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 29), Rella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Billy Ray (son, born in Ohio, age 7), Delores (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Phylls Jean [sic] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of RALPH CAUDILL and REVA MARSHALL are:

    1. RELLA CAUDILL, b. 1931, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HOWARD WEIR.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bella Caudill was born in Magoffin County to Reva Marshall.
    2. BILLY RAY CAUDILL, b. 1933, Ohio (deceased).
    3. EDNA DELORES "DELORES" CAUDILL, b. 1934, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) OGLE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna D. Caudill was born in Magoffin County to Reva Marshall.
    4. VIRGINIA CAUDILL, b. 1936, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Virginia Caudill reportedly died in 1937.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virginia Caudill was born in Magoffin County to Reva Marshall.
    5. PHYLLIS CAUDILL, m. HUEY HIGDON.







JUDY ELLA WILLIAMS, daughter of ALBERTA MAE PACE and RUFUS JACKSON WILLIAMS, married LARRY MOYER.

Notes: Information on Judy Williams can be found on page 182 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The children of JUDY WILLIAMS and LARRY MOYER are:

    1. SUZANNE ELIZABETH MOYER.
    2. MICHAEL SHELDON MOYER.

    (This information comes from Charles Penn and other sources)







CLARENCE EVERETT WILLIAMS, son of ALBERTA MAE PACE and RUFUS JACKSON WILLIAMS, married PENNY VERMILLION.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 182 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The child of CLARENCE WILLIAMS and PENNY VERMILLION is:

    1. BRETT WILLIAMS.

    (This information comes from Charles Penn and other sources)







VIRGIL WILLIAMS, son of ALBERTA MAE PACE and RUFUS JACKSON WILLIAMS, married PHYLLIS BALL.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 182 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The children of VIRGIL WILLIAMS and PHYLLIS BALL are:

    1. CAROL ANN WILLIAMS.
    2. SHERRI JEAN WILLIAMS.

    (This information comes from Charles Penn and other sources)







JAMES PACE, son of KERMIT CHALLIE E. "CHALLIE" PACE and DIXIE MAE HUTCHISON, married SHEILA ANN BAKER.

    The children of JAMES PACE and SHEILA BAKER are:

    1. CHRISTOPHER JOHN PACE.
    2. JAMES PACE JR.
    3. ANGELA MARIE PACE.
    4. CARL ELLIOT PACE.

    (This information comes from Charles Penn and other sources)







LURA V. BLAIR, daughter of HARRISON PERRY BLAIR and GILLY ANN ROBINSON, was born September 23, 1888 in Kentucky, died October 26, 1968 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky. She married ALONZO "LONZO" RICE, son of CHARLES L. RICE and MARY JANE WEBB, December 21, 1904. He was born September 6, 1881 in Lick Fork, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died February 3, 1927 in Weeksbury, Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 496 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that Lonzo Rice was born September 6, 1881 on Lick Fork, and died February 3, 1927. He married Lura Blair, daughter of Harry Blair, on December 21, 1904. She was born September 23, 1888. Their children were Norma Rice (b. October 25, 1905, married Sandy Ramey), Fannie Rice (b. August 24, 1907), Herschell Rice (b. February 13, 1909), Myrtle Rice (b. December 31, 1910), Erskin Rice (b. October 4, 1912, d. November 13, 1913), Marie Rice (b. August 18, 1914), Hansel Rice (b. May 17, 1916), Clifford Rice (b. April 4, 1918), Vernon Rice (b. October 4, 1921), Anna Jane Rice (b. October 10, 1923), and Ed Eugene Rice (b. February 16, 1925). It also says:

     "Lon Rice lived near the Forks of Jennie's Creek the greater part of his life. A year or so previous to his death he moved to West Van Lear. When work was lacking at home, he got a job in the mines at Weeksbury, and had only been there three days when he was the victim of a slate fall.
     "Norma Rice married July 4, 1923, to a son of Hays Ramey, and resides at Meally, Kentucky."

When Lonzo Rice's World War I draft registration card was filled out in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Denver, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Lura Rice of Denver, and that he was born September 6, 1881. He was found to be tall and slender.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Lura V. Rice lived from 1888 to 1968, and was buried in Plot D in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky, and that her son Hershel lived from 1909 to 1984 and was buried in Plot D of the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lura Rice was born September 23, 1888, and died in October of 1968. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lura V. Rice died October 26, 1968 in Johnson County at the age of 80. She was living in Boyd County at the time of her death.

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Alonzo Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #102, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Lura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 21), Norma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Fanny (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months), and Herschel (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months).

On pages 17 & 18 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Lon Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Lura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 31), Norma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hurshel (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 years 5 months), Hensel (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 8 months), and Clifford (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 5 months).

On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 10-17 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Laura Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #207, she's not working, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 17, and she's 39 years old. Also listed are Norma (daughter, married, not working, born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 24), Fannie (daughter, single, laundress, born in Kentucky, age 22), Herschel (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Myrtle (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Hansel (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Clifford (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Vernon (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Anna Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1940), Lura Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #83, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has a 5th grade education, and she's 51 years old. Also listed are Hershell (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 30), Hansel (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, 3 years of high school, age 24), Anna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Eugene (son, born in Kentucky, age 15).

    The children of LURA BLAIR and LONZO RICE are:

    1. NORMA RICE, b. October 25, 1905, Kentucky, m. SANDY RAMEY, son of HAYS RAMEY and (unknown), July 4, 1923.
    2. FANNIE RICE, b. August 24, 1907, Kentucky.
    3. HERSHEL RICE, b. February 13, 1909, Kentucky, d. 1984, buried in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky.
    4. MYRTLE RICE, b. January 1, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myrtle Rice was born January 1, 1911 in Johnson County to Lura Blair.
    5. ERSKIN RICE, b. November 4, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 14, 1913, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Erskin Rice was born November 4, 1912 in Johnson County to Laura Blair.
      According to his death certificate, Erskin Rice died December 14, 1913 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from bronchopneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as November 4, 1912, his parents as Alonzo Rice (b. Kentucky) and Lura Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as J. L. Conley of Riceville, and the burial place as Riceville.
    6. MARIE RICE, b. August 18, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marie Rice was born August 18, 1914 in Johnson County to Lura Blair.
    7. HANSEL RICE, b. May 17, 1916, Kentucky.
    8. CLIFFORD RICE, b. April 4, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clifford Rice was born April 4, 1918 in Johnson County to Lura Blair.
    9. VERNON RICE, b. December 4, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Vernon Rice was born December 4, 1920 in Johnson County to Lura Blair.
    10. ANNA JANE RICE, b. October 10, 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna J. Rice was born October 10, 1922 in Johnson County to Laura Blair.
    11. EDWARD EUGENE RICE, b. February 16, 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edward E. Rice was born February 16, 1925 in Johnson County to Lura Blair.







SARAH SALYER, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and JEREMIAH "JERRY" SALYER was born in November 24, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died April 17, 1944 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married JESSE PENNINGTON, son of WILLIAM PENNINGTON and MARTHA BLANTON, about 1876. He was born in April of 1855 in Kentucky, died February 21, 1912 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in W. S. Price Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Jesse Pennington was the brother of Rachel Pennington and Levi Pennington.

Jesse Pennington's mother's name comes from his brother Levi's death certificate. According to this certificate, Levi died July 27, 1923 in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, from heart dropsy. Also on this certificate, his age is listed as 72, his marital status as married, his parents as William Pennington (b. Kentucky) and Martha Blanton (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Frank Burchett of Ophir, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky birth records, Sarah Salyer was born November 24, 1852 in Johnson County to Jeremiah Salyer and Elizabeth Conley.

According to her death certificate, Sarah Pennington died April 17, 1944 in Pikeville from senility and the fact that she had a stroke 3 years prior and had been bedridden. Also on this certifificate, her age is listed as 96, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Jess Pennington, and the informant as Amos Curtis of Pikeville, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, Jesse Pennington died February 21, 1912 in State Road Fork from an intestinal obstruction. Also on this certificate, his age is listed as 65, and his marital status as married.

On page 28 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 10, 1860), William Penington is listed as the head of the household for house #814, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Patsey (born in Virginia, age 43), Joshua (born in Kentucky, age 14), Georg W. [George W.] (born in Kentucky, age 13), Levi (born in Kentucky, age 12), Polley A. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Jessie (born in Kentucky, age 6), and David (born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 32 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 10, 1870), William Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #225, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Martha (born in Virginia, age 54), Jesse (born in Kentucky, age 16), and David (born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 17 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 10, 1880), Jesee Penington is listed as the head of the household for house #140, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 23), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Jerimiah (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Marget [Margaret] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Jesse's parents.

On page 40 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), Jesse Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #352, he's a farmer, born in April of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 23 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in November of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 44), Maleessee (daughter, single, not working, born in April of 1879 in Kentucky, age 21), Sarah E. (daughter, born in May of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Flora (daughter, born in September of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Lousina (daughter, born in October of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Amos (son, born in April of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Noah (son, born in June of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), and Mintie (daughter, born in April of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 103 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Jess Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #38, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 35 years, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 51), Malisa (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 27), Sarah (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), Flora (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Amos (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Arminty (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lonzy (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Bethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 25 of the 1920 census for District 13 (Martin) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated February 11, 1920), Sarah Pennington is found widowed and living in the home of her daughter. Marton Gamble is listed as the head of the household for house #262, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Sina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Logan (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Owen (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), and Sarah Pennington (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 66).

    The children of SARAH SALYER and JESSE PENNINGTON are:

    1. WILLIAM PENNINGTON, b. 1875, Kentucky.
    2. JEREMIAH "JERRY" PENNINGTON, b. December 17, 1875, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 17, 1945, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) GERTIE JACKSON, m. (2) VINA ELLEN BLAIR.
    3. MELISSA PENNINGTON, b. April 1879, Kentucky.
    4. SARAH E. PENNINGTON, b. May 1881, Kentucky.
    5. FLORA PENNINGTON, b. September 1885, Kentucky.
    6. LOUSINA PENNINGTON, b. October 1890, Kentucky, m. MORTAN GAMBLE. He was b. 1890, Kentucky.
    7. AMOS PENNINGTON, b. April 1893, Kentucky.
    8. NOAH PENNINGTON, b. June 1895, Kentucky.
    9. ARMINTA PENNINGTON, , b. April 1899, Kentucky.
    10. WILLIE PENNINGTON, b. 1902, Kentucky.
    11. LONZY PENNINGTON, b. 1905, Kentucky.
    12. BETHEL PENNINGTON, b. 1909, Kentucky.







TEMPERANCE JANE "DOLLIE" ADAMS, daughter of RACHEL SPRADLIN and ROBERT D. ADAMS, was born May 1, 1880 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 18, 1960 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ALAMANDER BLAIR, son of JAMES HENRY C. BLAIR and NANCY J. CONLEY, May 29, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born February 11, 1876 in Kentucky, died March 16, 1955 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blair Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Alamander Blair was born February 11, 1876 in Johnson County to James H. C. Blair (b. Johnson County) and Nancy J. Conly (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Dollie Adams (age 22) married Alamander Blair (age 26) on May 29, 1902 in Johnson County.

When Alamander Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Denver, Johnson County, that his closest relative was "Dollie Blair, Wife" of Denver, and that he was born February 11, 1876. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

According to her obituary, Dollie Adams Blair (age 80), daughter of R. D. and Sarah Spradlin Adams, was a lifelong resident of Denver, Kentucky. She was born May 1, 1880, died September 18, 1960 at home in Denver, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was survived by 1 son, Hershell Blair (of New Carlisle, Ohio); and 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy Marshall (Denver) and Mrs. Virgil Blair (Leander). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dollie Blair died September 18, 1960 in Johnson County at the age of 80. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Alamander Blair (age 78), son of the late Henry and Nancy Spradlin Blair, was a farmer. He was born February 11, 1877, died March 16, 1955 at home in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Blair Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Jane Adams Blair; 1 son, Herschel Blair (of Denver); 2 daughters, Mrs. Bessie May Blair (New Carlisle, Ohio) and Mrs. Dusie Jane Marshall (New Carlisle); 4 brothers, Walter Blair (Barnetts Creek), Andy Blair (Asa), Lindsey Blair (Jackson, Ohio), and Levi Blair (Jackson, Ohio); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Johnny Fairchild (Carey, Ohio) and Mrs. Sarah Blair (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alamander Blair died March 16, 1955 in Johnson County at the age of 78. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), Alamander Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 26), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Hershel (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months). They are living next to Dolly's parents.

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 3, & 5, 1920), Alamander Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #9, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Hershel (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Halleck (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Dessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 27 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Alamander Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 55 years old. also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 49), Bessie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 24), Hershel (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Halix (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Dessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 36 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1940), Almander Blair [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #300, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 60), and Dessie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 25).

    The children of DOLLIE ADAMS and ALAMANDER BLAIR are:

    1. BESSIE MAE BLAIR, b. October 20, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 10, 1990, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Asa Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VIRGIL BLAIR.
    2. HERSHELL D. BLAIR, b. February 4, 1909, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 7, 1994, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio, m. NELLIE (unknown last name). She d. 1976.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Hershell D. Blair (age 85), son of the late Alamander and Dollie Adams Blair, had been a resident of New Carlisle, Ohio, since 1958. He was born February 4, 1909 in Johnson County, died May 7, 1994 in Springfield, Ohio, and was buried in New Carlisle Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Blair, in 1976; and 2 sons, Robert Carroll Blair and Edward Leon Blair. He was survived by 3 sons, Verne Blair (of Medway, Ohio), Danny Blair (New Carlisle), and Donald Blair (New Carlisle) 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. HALLACK BLAIR, b. February 15, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1947, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LYDA (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Hallack Blair died December 9, 1947 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a crushed skull caused by a slate fall in a mine. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as February 15, 1912, his marital status as married, his wife as Lyda [no last name], his occupation as miner, his parents as Alamander Blair (b. Johnson County) and Dolly Adams (b. Denver, Kentucky), the informant as Alamander Blair of Denver, and the burial place as Blair Cemetery.
      According to his obituary, Hallack Blair (age 35), "was killed instantly Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in a fall of rock in the Johnson mine at the mouth of Teass Branch. Mr. Blair was crushed above the waist in the accident, and several men were required to remove the rock from the body. He is survived by his wife." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. DESSIE JANE BLAIR, b. November 29, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1, 1987, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROY MARSHALL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dessie Blair was born November 29, 1914 in Johnson County to Dollie Adams.
      According to her obituary, Dessie Blair Marshall (age 72), daughter of Alamander and Dolly Adams Blair, was born November 29, 1914 in Johnson County, died in 1987, and was buried in the family cemetery in Leander. She was survived by her husband, Roy Marshall; 1 brother, Herschell Blair (of New Carlisle, Ohio); and 1 sister, Bessie Blair (Leander). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dessie J. Marshall died July 1, 1987 in Lawrence County at the age of 72. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.







VIRGIL BLAIR, son of DORA C. BLANTON and VERNER BLAIR, was born September 10, 1913 in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 29, 1987 in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Asa Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married BESSIE MAE BLAIR, daughter of TEMPERANCE JANE "DOLLIE" ADAMS and ALAMANDER BLAIR. She was born October 20, 1905 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 10, 1990 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Asa Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virgle Blair was born September 10, 1913 in Johnson County to Dora Blanton.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Virgil Blair lived from September 12, 1913 to November 29, 1987, and was buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Asa Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Bessie Blair Blair lived from November 20, 1905 to May 10, 1990, and was buried in the same cemetery. No photos of their headstones are provided.

According to his obituary, Virgil Blair (age 74),son of Verner and Dora Blanton Blair, was a miner. he was born September 10, 1913 in Johnson County, died November 30, 1987 at home in Leander, Kentucky, and was buried in the family cemetery in Leander. He was survived by his wife, Bessie Mae Blair; 2 sons, Willard Blair (of Barnetts Creek) and Weldon Blair (Leander); 1 daughter, Juanita Spradlin (Leander); 2 sisters, Jewell Blair Weddington (New Carlisle, Ohio) and Sylvia Blair Williams (Tipp City, Ohio); 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgil Blair was born September 10, 1913, and died November 30, 1987. 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, Virgil Blair died November 30, 1987 in Johnson County at the age of 74. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Bessie Blair Blair (age 84), daughter of Alamander and Dolly Adams Blair, was born October 20, 1905 in Johnson County, died May 10, 1990 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in the family cemetery in Leander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Blair, in 1987. She was survived by 2 sons, Willard Blair (of Barnetts Creek) and Weldon Blair (Denver); 1 daughter, Juanita Spradlin (Leander); 1 brother, Herschell Blair (New Carlisle, Ohio); 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bessie Blair was born November 20, 1905, and died May 10, 1990. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bessie M. Blair died May 10, 1990 in Floyd County at the age of 84. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 58-9 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Virgil Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #86, 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 26 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 34), Willard (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Junita (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of VIRGIL BLAIR and BESSIE BLAIR are:

    1. WILLARD BLAIR, b. 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willard Blair was born in Johnson County to Bessie Blair.
    2. JUANITA BLAIR, b. February 21, 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 11, 2005, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Asa Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES DENNIE SPRADLIN, son of HANNA ALMA "ALMA" BALDWIN and KAREY "KAY" SPRADLIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Juanita Blair was born February 21, 1936 in Johnson County to Bessie May.
      According to her obituary, Juanita Blair Spradlin (age 69), daughter of the late Virgil and Bessie Blair, was born February 21, 1936 in Johnson County, died August 11, 2005 at home in Leander, and was buried in Blair Family Cemetery in Asa Creek, Leander. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 brother, Weldon Blair; and 2 grandchildren. She was survived by her husband, James Denny Spradlin; 2 sons, Kenneth Edward Spradlin (of Leander) and Tracy Lynn Spradlin (Staffordsville); 1 daughter, Jeneva Spradlin Blair (Leander); 1 brother, Willard Blair (Staffordsville); and 5 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. WELDON BLAIR, b. July 6, 1943, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 19, 1999, Thelma, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his obituary, Weldon Blair (age 55), son of Virgil and Bessie Blair, was born July 6, 1943 in Johnson County, died January 19, 1999 at home in Thelma, Kentucky, and was buried in Blair Family Cemetery in Leander. He was survived by 2 sons, Rick Blair and Chris Blair; 1 brother, Willard Blair; and 1 sister, Juanita Spradlin. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







HANNAH ALMA "ALMA" BALDWIN, daughter of REBECCA ELLEN SPRADLIN and JAMES WINSON "WINCE" BALDWIN, was born September 17, 1912 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 18, 1993 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, and is buried in John B. Spradlin Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married KAREY "KAY" SPRADLIN, son of DENNIE SPRADLIN and ROSA L. SELVAGE. He was born February 18, 1914 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 15, 1992 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in John B. Spradlin Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kary Spradlin was born February 18, 1914 in Johnson County to Rosa Selvage.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Alma Baldwin Spradlin lived from September 17, 1912 to November 18, 1993, and was buried in John B. Spradlin Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Kay Spradlin lived from February 18, 1914 to January 15, 1992, and was buried in the same cemetery. No headstone photos are provided.

According to her obituary, Alma Baldwin Spradlin (age 81), daughter of the late James Wince and Rebecca Ellen Spradlin Baldwin, was born September 17, 1912 in Johnson County, died November 18, 1993 at home in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and was buried in Spradlin Cemetery in Denver, Kentucky. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kay Spradlin, in 1992. She was survived by 3 sons, James Spradlin (of Leander), Kerra Spradlin (Denver), and Phillip Spradlin (Falcon, Kentucky); 4 daughters, Opal Traxler (Marion, Ohio), Rose Hackworth (Vanlue, Ohio), Mae Salyers (Bellefontaine), and Lura Janice Tipton (Columbus, Ohio); 30 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alma Spradlin was born September 17, 1912, and died November 18, 1993. She received her Social Security card in 1974 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Hannah Alma Spradlin was born September 17, 1912 in Kentucky, and died November 18, 1993 at home in Bellefontaine, Logan County, at the age of 81. Her father's surname is listed as Wince, her mother's maiden name as Baldwin, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Kay Spradlin (age 77), son of Dennis and Roxie Selvage Spradlin, was a retired miner. He was born February 18, 1914 in Johnson County, died January 15, 1992 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in the family cemetery in Denver. He was survived by his wife, Alma Baldwin Spradlin; 3 sons, James Spradlin (Leander), Kerra Spradlin (Denver), and Phillip Spradlin (Falcon); 4 daughters, Opal Tackett (Marion, Ohio), Rose Hackworth (Vanlue, Ohio), Mae Salyers (Bellefontaine, Ohio), and Lura Tipton (Columbus, Ohio); 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several 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, Kay Spradlin was born February 14, 1918, and died January 15, 1992. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Kay Spradlin died January 15, 1992 in Denver at the age of 77. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 31 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1940), Kay Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #256, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Alma (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 27), James D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Silva J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Opal H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Tera F. V. (daughter [mistake], born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

    The children of ALMA BALDWIN and KAY SPRADLIN are:

    1. JAMES DENNIE SPRADLIN, b. August 9, 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 13, 2010, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Asa Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JUANITA BLAIR, daughter of VIRGIL BLAIR and BESSIE MAE BLAIR.
      Notes: According to his obituary, James Dennie Spradlin (age 75), son of the late Kay and Alma Baldwin Spradlin, was a coal miner. He was born August 9, 1934 in Johnson County, died January 13, 2010 at home in Hager Hill, and was buried in Blair Family Cemetery in Leander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Blair Spradlin (in 2005); 1 daughter, Jeneva Blair; and 2 grandchildren. He was survived by 2 sons, Kenneth Edward Spradlin (of Hager Hill) and Tracy Lynn Spradlin (Staffordsville); 1 brother, Kerra Frances Spradlin (Denver, Kentucky); 4 sisters, Rosie Ellen Hackworth (Vanlue, Ohio), Opal Hermalee Traxler (Marion, Ohio), Mae Venus Salyer (Bellefontaine, OHio), and Lura Janice Tipton (South Bloomfield, Ohio); 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. SYLVIA JEAN SPRADLIN, b. July 6, 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 18, 1968, Crestline, Crawford County, Ohio, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JUNIOR DYER, son of LENDER DYER and MINNIE RAY. He was b. October 1930, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 18, 1968, Crestline, Crawford County, Ohio, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sylvia J. Spradlin was born July 6, 1936 in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
      Sylvia Jean Spradlin Dyer's obituary (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.): Funeral services were held at the Beechwall United Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, for three victims of a train-automobile accident at Crestline, OH. Junior Dyer, 37, his wife, and their son, Donnie K. Dyer, 10, were buried in the Spradlin Cemetery at Denver after a joint service. All three died after their automobile collided with a train on Sunday, August 18, in Ohio. Mr. Dyer was the son of Lender and Minnie Ray Dyer. He was born in Salyersville in October, 1930. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of Kay and Alma Baldwin Spradlin of Denver. Donnie was born February 3, 1958 in Cary, OH. The Dyers were residents of Vanlue, OH at the time of their deaths. Two daughters, Darlene and Delphine, survive. Also surviving Mr. Dyer are four half brothers, Jessie Collins of Wheatfield, IN, Acie Collins of Rennsalcar, IN, and Phillip Ray and Kindly Ray, both of Jeffersonville, KY. Two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Craft, and Mrs. Betty Jean Tompkins, live at LaPorte, IN. Mrs. Dyer is survived by three brothers, James Spradlin of Leander, Kerry Spradlin of Denver and Phillip Dean Spradlin of Bellefontaine, OH. four sisters also survive, including Mrs. Opal Traxler, of Marion, OH, Mrs. Rose Hackworth of Vanlue, OH, Mrs. Mae Salyers of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Janice Tipton of Columbus, OH. Officiating at the services were James H. Blair, Francis Blair and Ronson Hackworth. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    3. OPAL HERMALEE SPRADLIN, b. 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) TRAXLER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Opel H. Spradlin was born in Johnson County to Elma Baldwin.
    4. KERRA F. V. SPRADLIN, b. 1940, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kerry F. Spradlin was born in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
    5. ROSA ELLEN SPRADLIN, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HACKWORTH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Rosa E. Spradlin was born in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
    6. MAE VENUS SPRADLIN, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mae V. Spradlin was born in Johnson County to Alma Bawldin.
    7. MARTHA GAYE SPRADLIN, b. March 7, 1947, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 13, 1947, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Martha G. Spradlin was born March 7, 1947 in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
      According to her death certificate, Martha Gay Spradlin died September 13, 1947 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, from fermentative diarrhea. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as February 7, 1947, her parents as Kay Spradlin (b. Johnson County) and Elma Baulton (b. Johnson County), the informant as Kay Spradlin of Denver, and the burial place as Denver.
    8. MARY KAYE SPRADLIN, b. March 7, 1947, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 13, 1947, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Martha and Mary Spradlin were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary K. Spradlin was born March 7, 1947 in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
      According to her death certificate, Martha Gay Spradlin died September 13, 1947 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, from fermentative diarrhea. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as February 7, 1947, her parents as Kay Spradlin (b. Johnson County) and Elma Baulton (b. Johnson County), the informant as Kay Spradlin of Denver, and the burial place as Denver.
    9. LURA JANICE SPRADLIN, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) TIPTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lura J. Spradlin was born in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
    10. PHILLIP DEAN SPRADLIN, b. April 13, 1950, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 22, 2001, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Burning Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) BERNADETTE CONLEY, daughter of WAYNE FRANKLIN CONLEY and BLANCHE MERIDITH SALYER. He m. (2) GRACIE BLANTON, daughter of ESTILL BLANTON and LIZZIE PENNINGTON. He m. (3) HAZEL PERKINS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Philip D. Spradlin was born April 13, 1950 in Johnson County to Alma Baldwin.
      According to his obituary, Phillip Dean Spradlin Sr. (age 51), son of the late Kay and Hannah Baldwin Spradlin, was born April 13, 1950 in Johnson County, died October 22, 2001 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Hurt Cemetery in Burning Fork. He was preceded in death by 2 wives, Bernadette Conley Spradlin and Gracie Blanton Spradlin; and 3 sisters, Martha Gaye Spradlin, Mary Kaye Spradlin, and Sylvia Dyer. He was survived by his 3rd wife, Hazel Perkins Spradlin; 1 son, Phillip Dean Spradlin Jr. (of Salyersville); 5 daughters, Melissa Dean Johnson (Staffordsville), Betsy Diane Hall (Salyersville), Jessica Dawn Spradlin (Salyersville), Kimberly Denise Spradlin (Salyersville), and Pamela Doreen Blanton (Falcon); 2 brothers, James Dennie Spradlin (Leander) and Kerie Spradlin (Denver); 6 sisters, Opal Traxler (Marion, Ohio), Darlene Hill (Marion), Delphine Little (Marion), Rosie Hackworth (Van Lou, Ohio), Mae Salyer (Bellfonte, Ohio), and Janice Tipton (Columbus, Ohio); and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.) Darlene Hill and Delphine Little were Phillip's sister Sylvia's children.







NATHANIEL GIBSON, son of MAHALA SAYLOR and FRANK GIBSON, was born May 17, 1891 in Ballot, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died April 12, 1960 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" ADAMS, daughter of NANCY JANE ADAMS and NOAH CONLEY. She was born May 5, 1894 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died July 22, 1922 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (2) LIZZIE CAUDILL, daughter of JAMES CAUDILL and RENA PATRICK, about 1923. She was born about 1903 in Kentucky, died February 3, 1972 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Josie Adams Gibson died 6 days after her daughter, Eva.

When Nathan Gibson's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Ballot, Kentucky, that he had a wife and 2 children, and that he was born May 17, 1891 in Ballot, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

According to his obituary, Nathaniel Gibson (age 71), son of Frank and Hallie Saylor Gibson, was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Swamp Branch, Kentucky. He was born May 17, 1888 in Johnson County, died April 12, 1960 at home in Swamp Branch after a 3 month illness, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Lizzie Caudill Gibson; 3 sons, James F. Gibson (of Swamp Branch), Manuel Gibson (Swamp Branch), and Lee Gibson (Swamp Branch); 5 daughters, Verna Sexton (Fayettesville, West Virginia), Teresa Ivey (Oak Hill, West Virginia), Velva Jackson (Riceville, Kentucky), Ethel Decker (Salt Lake City, Utah), Glada Hunnall (Swamp Branch); 1 brother; and 8 sisters. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nathaniel Gibson died April 12, 1960 in Johnson County at the age of 71.

According to her death certificate, Josie Adams Gipson died July 22, 1922 in Johnson County, Kentucky, from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date is listed as May 5, 1894, her marital status as married, her parents as Noah Conley (b. Kentucky) and Mary Jane Adams (b. Kentucky), the informant as Nathaniel Gipson of Ballot, Kentucky, and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Josie Gibson died July 22, 1922 in Johnson County at the age of 28.

According to her obituary, Lizzie Caudill Gibson (age 68), daughter of the late Jim and Rena Patrick Caudill, was a resident of Riceville, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She died February 3, 1972 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville following a brief illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Riceville. She was survived by 2 sons, Manuel Gibson (of Riceville) and Lee Gibson (Riceville); 3 daughters, Gladie Hudnall (Riceville), Ethel Decker (Radford, Virginia), and Velva Jackson (Riceville); 2 step-daughters, Tressie Ivey (Oak Hill, Virginia) and Verna Skaggs (Fayetteville, West Virginia); and 3 brothers, Tommy Caudill (Lima, Ohio), Lonzo Caudill (Lima, Ohio), and Lloyd Caudill (Allen). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lizzie Gibson died February 3, 1972 in Johnson County at the age of 68.

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26 & 27, 1910), James Colvin [Caudill] is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Rena (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 9 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 36), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Loyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Tommie (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 8 months).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 14, 1920), Nathan Gibson is listed as the head of the household for house #25, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Josie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Vernie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Tressie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Ethera [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 13 of the 1920 census for District 68 (Salyersville) Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), James Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a coal miner, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, age 19), Loyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Lonzo (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Nathaniel Gibson is listed as the head of the household for house #117, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 31, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 27), James F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Hulva [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 7 months), Manuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 5 months), Tressie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Sherlie Gibson (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), and Jack Gibson (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

On pages 21 & 22 of the 1940 census for District 58-9 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24 & 25, 1940), Nath Gibson is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's a road hand for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 36), James F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Belva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Manuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ethyl (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of NATHAN GIBSON and JOSIE ADAMS are:

    1. VERNA GIBSON, b. 1914, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) SEXTON, m. (2) (unknown first name) SKAGGS.
    2. TRESSIE GIBSON, b. January 17, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) IVEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Tressie Gibson was born January 17, 1917 in Johnson County to Josie Adams.
    3. ETHER GIBSON, b. March 22, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 5, 1920, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ethia Gibson was born March 22, 1919 in Johnson County to Josie Adams.
      According to her death certificate, Ether Gibson died October 5, 1920 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, from diptheria. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as March 22, 1919, her parents as Nathanial Gibson (b. Johnson County), and Josie Conlle (b. Magoffin County), and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].
    4. EVA GIBSON, b. October 13, 1921, Kentucky, d. July 16, 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Eva Gipson died July 16, 1922 in Johnson County, Kentucky, from cholera. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as October 13, 1921, her parents as Nathaniel Gipson (b. Kentucky) and Josie Adams (b. Kentucky), the informant as Josie Adams of Ballot, Kentucky, and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].

    The children of NATHAN GIBSON and LIZZIE CAUDILL are:

    1. JAMES FRANKLIN GIBSON, b. November 15, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 26, 1968, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, James Franklin Gibson (age 44), son of Lizzie Caudill Gibson and the late Nath Gibson, was born November 15, 1923 in Johnson County, died September 26, 1968 in a local hospital after a brief illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Riceville. He was survived by his mother; 2 brothers, Manuel Gibson (of Riceville) and Lee Gibson (Riceville); 3 sisters, Velva Jackson (Riceville), Ethel Decker (Radford, Virginia), and Gladie Haudnall (Indiana); and 2 half-sisters, Tressie Ivey (Oak Hill, West Virginia) and Verna Skaggs (Anstead, West Virginia). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. VELVA GIBSON, b. 1926, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) JACKSON.
    3. MANUEL GIBSON, b. 1927, Kentucky, d. March 19, 1972, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Manuel Gibson (age 44), son of the late Nathaniel and Lizzie Caudill Gibson, died March 19, 1972 by drowning in a creek near his home in Riceville. He was a disabled miner at the time of his death. He was survived by 1 brother, Lee Gibson (of Riceville); and 5 sisters, Mrs. Velva Jackson (Riceville), Mrs. Ethel Decker (Radford, Virginia), Mrs. Gladie Hudnall (Riceville), Mrs. Teresa Ivey (Oak Hill, West Virginia), and Mrs. Verna Skaggs (Fayettesville, West Virginia). He was buried in the family cemetery in Riceville. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. ETHEL GAY GIBSON, b. 1930, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) DECKER.
    5. LEE GIBSON, b. March 1, 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 12, 1999, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lee Gibson was born March 1, 1934 in Johnson County to Lizzie Caudill.
      According to his obituary, Lee Gibson (age 65), son of the late Nathaniel and Lizzie Caudill Gibson, was born January 1, 1934 in Johnson County, died January 12, 1999 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Gibson Cemetery in Swamp Branch. He was survived by 3 sisters, Gladie Hudnall (of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia), Ethel Gay Decker (Radford, Virginia), and Vernie Skaggs (Fayettesville, West Virginia). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. GLADYS GIBSON, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HUDNALL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladie Gibson was born in Johnson County to Lizzie Caudill.







JOHN E. LITTERAL, son of ELIZABETH LOUISA "ELIZA" PACE and JAMES WESLEY LITTERAL, was born in September of 1857 in Kentucky, died February 17, 1923 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Old Town Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ARMINTA GULLETT, daughter of WILLAM GULLETT and DELILAH AUSTIN, April 5, 1889 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born March 19, 1873 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died April 11, 1954 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Old Town Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Arminta Gullett was the sister of Malcolm "Mack" Gullett and of Mary Alice Gullett, who married Grigsby Blanton, son of William Emerson Blanton and Elizabeth Pace.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John E. Litteral married Arminta Gullett on April 5, 1889 in Magoffin County at the home of William Gullett. The witnesses were William Gullett and Samuel May, and the minister was G. W. Bailey.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that John E. Litteral died in February of 1923, and was buried in Old Town Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Minta Gullett Litteral lived from March 19, 1873 to April 11, 1954, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his death certificate, John E. Litteral died February 17, 1923 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a prostatic abcess. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his age as 65, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Wesley Litteral (b. Kentucky) and Eliza Pace (b. Kentucky), the informant as Malcolm Gullett of Paintsville, and the burial place as Paintsville.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John E. Letteral [sic] died February 17, 1923 in Johnson County at the age of 65.

Minta Gullett Litteral's obituary (found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website):

"Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church for Mrs. Minta Litteral, 81, who died suddenly at her home on Plum Street on Sunday.
"A daughter of William and Delilah Austin Gullett, she was born March 19, 1873, in Magofin County [sic].
"She was preceeded in death in 1923 by her husband, John E. Litteral.
"Surviving are four sons, William Litteral and Hobert Litteral, Ashland, Bruce Litteral, Catlettsburg, Roy Litteral, Bainbridge, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Tackett, city, and Mrs. Cora Kimbler, Volga.
"Other survivors include two brothers, Mack Gullett, city, and Ollie Gullett, Salyersville, 28 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
"Bruce Daniel and Claude Preston were officiating ministers.
"Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.
"Burial was made in the Town Cemetery under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home."

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mintie Litteral died April 11, 1954 in Johnson County at the age of 81. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), John E. Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #50, he's a coal miner, born in September of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Mintie (wife, born in March of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 26), William S. (son, born in March of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Henry B. (son, born in August of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Roy (son, born in April of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Hobert (son, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Cora (daughter, born in October of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 18 & 19 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), John E. Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #162, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Minta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 37), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Will (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Hobert (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Maudie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Wesley Litteral (father, married, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 55 years, age 72), and Louisa Litteral (mother, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 55 years, she's given birth to 14 children and 9 are still living, age 65).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3 & 5, 1920), John Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #94, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Arminta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 44), Maude (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Eliza Litteral (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 77).

On page 39 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Mintie Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #398, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 55 years old. Also listed are Roy (son, married, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 32), Daisy (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 30), Fannie (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ernest (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hobert (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 10), Hansel (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 8), Jacy (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Luetta (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months).

    The children of JOHN LITTERAL and ARMINTA GULLETT are:

    1. WILLIAM S. LITTERAL, b. March 1890, Kentucky.
    2. HENRY BRUCE "BRUCE" LITTERAL, b. August 12, 1892, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 30, 1989, Jackson County, Ohio, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. JOSIE BLANTON.
    3. ROY LITTERAL, b. April 1894, Kentucky, m. DAISY (unknown last name).
    4. HOBERT LITTERAL, b. October 1896, Kentucky.
    5. CORA LITTERAL, b. October 1898, Kentuckyy, m. (unknown first name) KIMBLER.
    6. MAUDE LITTERAL, b. 1908, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) TACKETT.







LOU VERNA "VERNA" BLANTON, daughter of MANFORD BLANTON and SOLA JANE WHITT, was born September 24, 1899 in Kentucky, died December 16, 1984 in Madison County, Ohio, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio. She married VIRGIL COLLINS, son of JOHN W. COLLINS and LORA SALYER, about 1921. He was born September 4, 1901 in Kentucky, died February 29, 1976 in Polk County, Florida, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio.

Notes: Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Verna Collins lived from 1899 to 1984, and was buried in Section 8 Lot 22 in Evergreen Cemetery in Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio, and that Virgil Collins lived from 1901 to 1976, and was buried in the same cemetery. Some of their children were buried there as well

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Verna Collins was born September 24, 1899, and died in December of 1984. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in London, Madison County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Verna B. Collins was born about 1899 in Kentucky, and died December 16, 1984 in Madison County Hospital in London, Madison County, at the age of 85. She was widowed and living in Clark County at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgil Collins was born September 4, 1901, and died in February of 1976. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia, and his last place of residence was in London, Madison County, Ohio.

According to Florida death record transcripts, Virgil Collins was born September 4, 1901, and died February 29, 1976 in Polk County at the age of 74.

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), Virgil Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Vernie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 30), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Mazie J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Alvin H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 3 months), and Chalmer (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 9 months).

On page 28 of the 1940 census for District 20-95 (Jefferson) in Kanawha County, West Virginia (dated April 19, 1940), Virgil Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #242, he's a warehouse foreman for a wholesale grocery, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Vernie (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 40), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Mazie Jewel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), A. Hershel (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Chalmer (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Carrie K. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    The children of VERNA BLANTON and VIRGIL COLLINS are:

    1. OPAL COLLINS, b. 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Opal Collins was born in Johnson County to Virnie Blanton.
    2. MAZIE JEWEL COLLINS, b. 1925, Kentucky.
    3. ALVIN HERSHEL COLLINS, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alvin H. Collins was born in Johnson County to Vernie Blanton.
    4. CHALMER COLLINS, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chalmer Collins was born in Johnson County to Verna Blanton.
    5. CARRIE K. COLLINS, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carrie C. Collins was born in Johnson County to Virnie Blanton.







JOHN W. COLLINS, son of PHOEBE RATLIFF and ALLEN COLLINS, was born September of 1876 in Kentucky, and died January 19, 1964 in Madison County, Ohio. He married LORA SALYER, daughter of LOGAN SALYER and SUSAN JANE "SUKIE" WILLIAMS, October 6, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in October of 1881 in Kentucky, died February 19, 1963 in London, Madison County, Ohio, and is buried in Camp Ground Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found in the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 654 of that book it says:

No. 19. N. SUKEY J. WILLIAMS - B. 1858 D. 1898; M. to Logan Salyer.
Children -
 
No. 65. N. Carrie Williams - married John Wireman.
 
No. 66. N. Lora Williams - married John Collins.
 
No. 67. N. Shella Williams - married Fred O'Bryan.

Lora Salyer was the half-sister of Laura Alice Salyer.

Susan Jane "Sukie" Williams was the sister of Samuel P. Williams, Catherine Williams, and Saphronia Williams.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Logan Salyer (farmer, b. Johnson County, father b. Floyd County, mother b. Scott County, Virginia, 1st marriage, age 20) married Frances L. McKenzie (b. Johnson County, father b. Virginia, mother b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 16) on December 15, 1874 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Logan Salyer (2nd marriage, age 25) married Sucky J. Williams (1st marriage, age 21) on June 27, 1879 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Collins (age 23) married Lora Salyer (age 17) on October 6, 1900 in Johnson County.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, John W. Collins was born about 1877, and died January 19, 1964 in Madison County Hospital in London, Madison County, at the age of 87. He was widowed at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Lora Salyer Collins (age 79), daughter of Logue and Sukie Jane Williams Salyer, was a well known resident of Johnson County. She died February 19, 1963 in London, Ohio, at the home of her son, Virgil Collins, following a brief illness, and was buried in Camp Ground Cemetery near Oil Springs, Kentucky. She was survived by her husband, Rev. John Collins; 2 sons, Virgil Collins and Dallas Collins (of Powell, Ohio); 2 brothers, Rollie Salyer (Tarlton, Ohio) and Foster Salyer (Dry Creek); 2 sisters, Carrie Wireman (Dry Creek) and Alice Callahan (Richwood, Ohio); 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 49 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), William B. Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #428, he's a farmer, born in September of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 20 years old. Also listed are Carrie (wife, born in October 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 19), Annie (daughter, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 7 months), and John Collins (brother, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25).

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), John Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Lora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 33), Vergil (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Dallas (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 17 & 19, 1920), John W. Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #127, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Lora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 36), Virgel, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), Dallas, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Logan Salyers (father-in-law, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 65).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), John Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 55 years old. Also listed is Lora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 46). They are living next to son Dallas.

On page 17 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 13, 1940), John Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has 4 years of high school, and he's 64 years old. Also listed is Lora (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 55. They are still living next to son Dallas.

    The children of JOHN COLLINS and LORA SALYER are:

    1. VIRGIL COLLINS, b. September 4, 1901, Kentucky, d. February 29, 1976, Polk County, Florida, buried in Saint Paris, Champaign County, Ohio, m. LOU VERNA "VERNA" BLANTON.
    2. DALLAS COLLINS, b. 1908, Kentucky.







HERBERT BLANTON, son of MANFORD BLANTON and SOLA JANE WHITT, was born May 3, 1901 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 27, 1978 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LURA BLANTON, daughter of MAHALA JACKSON and JAMES HADEN BLANTON, about 1924. She was born December 11, 1905 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 23, 1993 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Herbert Blanton lived from May 3, 1901 to November 27, 1978, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Lura Blanton Blanton lived from December 11, 1905 to November 25, 1993, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, Herbert Blanton (age 77), son of Manford and Sola Whitt Blanton, was a retired oil field worker. He was born May 3, 1901 in Magoffin County, died November 27, 1978 at home in Oil Springs, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by 1 son, Ernest Leon Blanton (of Columbus, Ohio); 7 brothers, John M. Blanton (Oil Springs), Melvin Blanton (Oil Springs), Chester Blanton (Oil Springs), James Blanton (Oil Springs), Hobart Blanton (Oak Hill, Ohio), Edward Blanton (Kings Creek, Ohio), and Clarence Blanton (Mutual, Ohio); 7 sisters, Vera Collins (London, Ohio), Mella Stone (Washington Court House, Ohio), Stella Salyers (Erwin, Ohio), Zella Jackson (Paris, Ohio), Beatrice Butler (Springfield, Ohio), Judy Wolfe (Gahanna, Ohio), and Buretta Miller (Paintsville); and 4 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Herbert Blanton was born May 3, 1901, and died in November of 1978. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia, and his last place of residence was in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Herbert Blanton died November 27, 1978 in Johnson County at the age of 77. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Lura Blanton Blanton (age 87), daughter of Hade and Halie Jackson Blanton, was born December 11, 1905 in Magoffin County, died November 25, 1993 in Salyersville Health Care Center, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Blanton, on November 27, 1978. She was survived by 1 son, Ernest Leon Blanton (of Columbus, Ohio); 1 brother, Robert Blanton (West Virginia); 2 sisters, Lucy Carrick (Fairborn, Ohio) and Ressie Blanton (Louisa, Kentucky); 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lura M. Blanton was born December 11, 1905, and died November 25, 1993. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lura Blanton died November 25, 1993 in Magoffin County at the age of 87. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Herbert Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a pumper in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Lura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 25), Delphine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Leon (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 20 of the 1940 census for District 58-9 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1940), Herbert Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #157, he's a pumper in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Lura (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), Lillian D. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Earnest Leon (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The children of HERBERT BLANTON and LURA BLANTON are:

    1. LILLIAN DELPHINE BLANTON, b. June 9, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 3, 1974, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HARRY BAILEY, son of SAM J. BAILEY and BETTY COLE. He was b. January 25, 1928, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 14, 2009, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillian D. Blanton was born June 9, 1926 in Johnson County to Lura Blanton.
      According to her obituary, Lillian Delphine Blanton Bailey (age 47), daughter of Herbert and Lura Blanton of Oil Springs, died March 3, 1974 at home in Lexington, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was survived by her husband, Harry Bailey; 2 sons, Stephen Bailey (of Lexington) and Michael Bailey (Lexington); 1 daughter, Teresa Bailey (Lexington); and 1 brother, Ernest Leon Blanton (Columbus, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary found on Johnson County Historical Society's, Harry C. Bailey (age 81), son of the late Sam J. and Betty Cole Bailey, was a retired insurance salesman. He was born January 25, 1928 in Magoffin County, died December 14, 2009 in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Delphia Blanton Bailey; 1 brother, Arthur Bailey; and 2 sisters, Ressie Williams and Tressie Push. He was survived by 2 sons, Stephen Bailey (of Lexington) and Michael Bailey (Bagdad); 1 daughter, Teresa Mayhan (McMimville, Oregon); 2 brothers, Jack Bailey (Chicago, Illinois) and Don Bailey (Salyersville); 2 sisters, Mary Lee Minix (Greer, South Carolina) and Pansy Patrick (Florida); and 5 grandchildren.
    2. ERNEST LEON BLANTON, b. June 21, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 31, 2010, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earnest J. Blanton was born June 21, 1927 in Johnson County to Lura Blanton.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ernest L. Blanton was born June 21, 1927, and died July 31, 2010. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio.







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