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GROVER C. BOWLING, son of PERRY LYON BOWLING and EFFIE BOWLING, was born March 4, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 24, 1983 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ROSA J. WALLER, daughter of JAMES WALLER and SARAH ANN ROBERTS, about 1926. She was born October 6, 1886 in Kentucky, died May 3, 1967 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Rosa J. Waller was the sister of Charles Walters.

According to his death certificate, James Waller died January 11, 1934 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from myocarditis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as "? ? ?," his marital status as widowed, his wife as Mary Ellen Roberts [2nd wife (?) (possibly Sarah's sister)], his occupation as miner, his father as George Waller, the informant as R. A. Preston of Van Lear, and the burial place as Van Lear.

According to her death certificate, Sarah Ann Roberts Waller died December 13, 1928 at the head of Millers Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, from organic heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as 1858, her age as 70, her marital status as married, her husband as James Waller, her parents as George Roberts (b. Virginia) and Mary Ann Hurt (b. Johnson County), the informant as James Waller of Van Lear, and the burial place as Goble Burial Grounds in Van Lear.

According to his obituary, Green Sparks (age 80), son of Richard and Rose Waller Sparks, was born December 17, 1909 in Johnson County, died october 25, 1990 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. He was survived by 1 brother, Otis Sparks (of Pontiac, Michigan); and 1 sister, Ethel Wells (Bonanza). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Grover Bowling lived from March 4, 1907 to December 24, 1983, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky and that Rosse Waller Bowling lived from October 6, 1886 to May 3, 1967, and was buried in the same cemetery. There is a photo of Rose's headstone, but none of Grover's.

According to his obituary, Grover Bowling (age 76), son of P. L. and Effie Bowling, was born March 4, 1907 in Johnson County, died December 24, 1983 at home in Van Lear, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. He was survived by 2 daughters, Ruby Damron (of Van Lear) and Ethel Wells (Prestonsburg); 3 brothers, Estill Bowling (Van Lear), Elizah Bowling (Van Lear), and Edgar Bowling (Meally, Kentucky); 1 sister, Pearl Butcher (Van Lear); 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Grover Bowling was born September 5, 1899, and died in December of 1983. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Grover Bowling died December 24, 1983 in Johnson County at the age of 76. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, found on The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website. Rose Waller Bowling (age 81), daughter of Jim and Sarah Roberts Waller, was born October 6, 1886 in Boons Camp, died May 3, 1967 in Lexington, following an extended illness, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her first two husbands, Richard Sparks and Monroe Hall. She was survived by her husband, Grover Bowling, whom she married in Boons Camp in 1926; 3 sons, Green Sparks (Pontiac, Michigan), Otis Sparks (Pontiac), and James Sparks (West Van Lear); 3 daughters, Mable Morris (Pontiac), Ethel Wells (Lancer), and Ruby Damron (Van Lear); 1 brother, Willie Waller (Boons Camp); 1 sister, Mary Ellen Music (Boons Camp); and 32 grandchildren.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rose Bowling died May 3, 1967 in Fayette County at the age of 81. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 41 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), James Waller is listed as the head of the household for house #372, he's a farmer, born in May of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Sarah A. (wife, born in April of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 32), Mary E. (daughter, born in May of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Rosa J. (daughter, born in January of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12). William (son, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Laura B. (daughter, born in March of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Nerva A. (daughter, born in April of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Barsheba (daughter, born in May of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), and Smantha (daughter, born in July of 1898 in Kentucky, age 11 months [sic]).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 36 (Greasey) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 14 & 16, 1920), Richard Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's the driver of a delivery wagon, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Rosie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), Green (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Richard Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 4 months), and James Nelson (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months).

On page 17 of the 1930 census for District 36-19 (Wheelwright) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Grover Bolding is listed as the head of the household for house #162, he's a laborer in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Rosy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 27), James Sparks (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Otis Sparks (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), Ethel Bolding (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 0 months), and Ruby Bolding (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

    The children of GROVER BOWLING and ROSA WALLER are:

    1. ETHEL J. BOWLING, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WELLS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ethel J. Bowling was born September 15, 1927 in Johnson County to Rosie Waller.
    2. RUBY BOWLING, b. March 5, 1930, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. November 13, 1987, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. L. D. DAMRON. He d. July 1978.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruby Bowling was born March 5, 1930 in Floyd County to Rosie Walter.
      According to her obituary, Ruby Bowling Damron (age 55), daughter of Grover and Rose Walters Bowling, was born March 5, 1932 in Floyd County, died November 13, 1987 in Lexington, and was buried in Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. D. Damron (of Barnetts Creek) in July of 1978. She was survived by 3 sons, Wayne M. Damron (of Van Lear), James C. Damron (Van Lear), and L. D. Damron Jr. (West Van Lear); 7 daughters, Connie S. Damron (Sitka), Sherri G. Saylor (Barnetts Creek), Lana R. Janie (Ashland), Linda J. May (Auxier), Betty G. Delong (Thelma), Pamela K. Damron (Inez, Kentucky), and Sharon J. Castle (Thealka); 2 sisters, Ethel Wells (Bonanza) and Peggy Belcher (West Van Lear); 2 half-brothers, Otis Sparks (Pontiac, Michigan) and Green Sparks (Hager Hill); and 16 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ruby Damron was born March 5, 1931, and died November 13, 1987. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Ruby Sue Bowling Damron was born March 6, 1930 in Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky, and died November 13, 1887. Her name was listed as Ruby Bowling in July of 1948, as Ruby Sue Damron on June 18, 1987, and her parents are listed as Grover Bowling and Rose Walters.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ruby S. Damron died November 13, 1987 in Fayette County at the age of 57. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.







DARKES MARY BOWLING, daughter of PERRY LYON BOWLING and EFFIE BOWLING, was born August 31, 1910 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 31, 1994 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Daniels Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES MONROE HONEYCUTT, son of ESAU HONEYCUTT and MARGARET WEBB, about 1925. He was born June 14, 1901 in Kentucky, died August 1, 1973 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: James Monroe Honeycutt was the brother of Phoebe Honeycutt.

Darkes Bowling's age birth date is listed as 1909 in her obituary and in Social Security records, but she isn't in the 1910 census and she's 9 yearss old in 1920.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Esaw Honeycutt (age 17) married Margarette Webb (age 16) on June 3, 1880 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Esau Honeycutt died July 8, 1938 in Daniels Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from chronic nephritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as "Not Known," his age as "About 75," his marital status as widowed, his parents as Valentine Honeycutt (b. Kentucky) and Polly Osborne (b. Kentucky), the informant as Cecil Honeycutt of Van Lear, Kentucky, and the burial place as Van Lear.

According to her death certificate, Margaret Webb Honeycutt died September 9, 1928 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from uremic poisoning. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as 1865, her age as 63, her marital status as married, her father as Tom Webb, her mother's maiden name as "Not known," the informant as Amos Skaggs of Van Lear, and the burial place as Van Lear.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Darkus [sic] Mary Bowling Honeycutt lived from August 31, 1909 to January 31, 1994, and was buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that James Honeycutt lived from June 14, 1890 to August 1, 1973, and was buried in the same cemetery. No headstone photos are provided.

According to her obituary, Darkes Bowling Honeycutt (age 84), daughter of the late P. L. and Effie Bowling Bowling, was born August 31, 1909 in Johnson County, died January 31, 1994, and was buried in Honeycutt Family Cemetery in Daniels Creek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Honeycutt, in August of 1973; and 1 daughter, Irene Pennington. She was survived by 2 sons, James Honeycutt (of Sitka) and Delmas Honeycutt (Auxier); 3 daughters, Ella Goble (Van Lear), Willa Wells (Van Lear), and Maxine Keen (Van Lear); 1 brother, Estill Bowling (Van Lear); 2 sisters, Pearl Butcher (Van Lear) and Ruth Wells (Van Lear); 36 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 9 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, Darkes M. Honeycutt was born August 31, 1909, and died January 31, 1994. She received her Social Security card in 1967 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Darkes M. Honeycutt died January 31, 1994 in Floyd County at the age of 84. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, James Honeycutt (age 83), son of the late Esaw and Margaret Webb Honeycutt, was a miner and farmer, and a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born June 14, 1890, died August 1, 1973 in a local hospital, and was buried in Clark Cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Darkes Bolden Honeycutt; 2 sons, James Honeycutt (of Sitka) and Dellmes Honeycutt (Auxier); 4 daughters, Irene Pennington (Van Lear), Maxine Keen (Van Lear), Ella Jean Goble (Van Lear), and Willa Dean Wells (Van Lear); 1 brother, Cecil Honeycutt (Van Lear); 1 sister, Margaret Jane Ward (Van Lear); 34 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, James Honeycutt was born June 14, 1890, and died in August of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, James Honeycutt died August 1, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 83. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 12 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Esaw Honeycut is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in May of 1860 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 19 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in May of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 36), Valentine (son, born in April of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Jennie (daughter, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Telia [Phoebe] (daughter, born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Jane (daughter, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Christina (daughter, born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and John (son, born in April of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 67 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Esau Honeycutt is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 29 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 14 children and 10 are still living, age 43), Valentine (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 27), Phoeba (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Margaret J. [Margaret Jane] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Christine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), John W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), James M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Hansford (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 52 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 23, 1920), John Honeycutt Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #669, he's a farm laborer, married, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Angie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), Maxie [hard to read, but Maxie in 1930] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months), James M. Honeycutt (brother, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 20), Hansford Honeycutt (brother, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 17), and Cecil Honeycutt (brother, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 16). They are living next to their parents.

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 58-6 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), James Hunicutt is listed as the head of the household for house #144, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Dorkes (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 20), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and James Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months).

On page 25 of the 1940 census for District 58-7 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1940), Jimmie Honeycutt is listed as the head of the household for house #194, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Floyd County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 1st grade education, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Darcus (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 35), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Delmus (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Maxine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of DARKES BOWLING and JIMMIE HONEYCUTT are:

    1. IRENE HONEYCUTT, b. January 6, 1926, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 28, 1993, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BAILEY PENNINGTON, son of FRANCES "FANNIE" BOLEN and CLAYBORN "CLABE" PENNINGTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Irine Honeycutt was born January 6, 1926 in Johnson County to Darcus Bolden.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Irene Pennington was born January 6, 1926, and died December 28, 1993. She received her Social Security card in 1964 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Irene Honeycutt Pennington was born January 7, 1925 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died December 28, 1993. Her name was listed as Irene Honeycutt Dennington [sic] in July of 1964, as Irene Pennington on January 19, 1994, and her parents are listed as Darkes Bolden and James Honeycutt.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Irene Pennington died December 28, 1993 in Johnson County at the age of 67. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.
    2. JAMES MONROE HONEYCUTT JR., b. February 3, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 7, 2008, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EVLINE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to his obituary, James Monroe Honeycutt (age 81), son of the late Jimmy and Darcus Bolen Honeycutt, was a coal miner. He was born February 3, 1927 in Johnson County, died May 7, 2008 in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evline Honecutt, in 1966; and 1 granddaughter. He was survived by 4 sons, Randle Honeycutt (of Sitka), Randy Honeycutt (Sitka), Columbus Honeycutt (Sitka), and Russell Honeycutt (Sitka); 3 daughters, Lois Burchett (Lowmansville), Edith Stambaugh (Marengo, Ohio), and Kathern Witten (Sitka); 1 brother, Delmas Honeycutt (Auxier); 1 sister, Maxine King (Van Lear); 15 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. DELMAS HONEYCUTT, b. 1931, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Delimus Honeycutt was born in Floyd County to Darcis Balding.
    4. MAXINE HONEYCUTT, b. November 21, 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 11, 2013, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JIMMIE KEEN.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Maxine Honeycutt Keen (age 79), daughter of the late Jimmy and Darcus Bolen Honeycutt, was a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born November 21, 1933 in Johnson County, died March 11, 2013 in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, and was buried in Keen Cemetery in Van Lear. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Keen. She was survived by 2 sons, Joshua "Dan" Keen (of Mt. Sterling) and Terry Keen (Cleveland, Ohio); 1 brother, Delmas Honeycutt (Auxier); 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. ELLA JEAN HONEYCUTT, b. August 9, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 28, 2000, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FRANK G. GOBLE.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Ella Jean Honeycutt Goble (age 62), daughter of the late James and Darkus Bowling Honeycutt, was born August 9, 1937 in Johnson County, died April 28, 2000 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Goble Family Cemetery in Van Lear. She was survived by her husband, Frank G. Goble; 1 son, Michael Goble (of Van Lear); 2 daughters, Wenona Gillispie (Van Lear) and Toni Goble (Van Lear); 2 brothers, James Honeycutt (Sitka) and Delmas Honeycutt (Auxier); 2 sisters, Willadean Wells (Van Lear) and Maxine King (Van Lear); and 8 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. WILLA DEAN HONEYCUTT, b. January 31, 1940, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 24, 2005, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SAMMIE JEFFERSON WELLS.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Willa Dean Honeycutt Wells (age 65), daughter of the late James and Darcus Bowling Honeycutt, was a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born January 31, 1940 in Johnson County, died October 24, 2005 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, and was buried in Wells Cemetery in Van Lear. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Jefferson Wells. She was survived by 3 sons, Virgil A. Wells (of Thelma), Brad Wells (Paintsville), and Troy Wells (Van Lear); 6 daughters, Cammy Holbrook (Flat Gap), Dedra Lynn Johnson (Prestonsburg), Shrylene Fairchild (Staffordsville), Chris Ann Nelson (Prestonsburg), Kimberly Rose Hall (Knott County), and Stacy Sadie Wells Allen (Hager Hill); 2 brothers, James Honeycutt (Sitka) and Delmas Honeycutt (Auxier); 1 sister, Maxine Keen (Johns Creek); 18 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Willa Dean Honeycutt Wells was born January 31, 1940 in Johnson County, and died October 25, 2005. Her name was listed as Willa Dean Wells on July 18, 1974, and her parents are listed as Darkus M. Bowling and James Honeycutt.







JOSEPH BOLEN, son of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born October 6, 1879 in Kentucky, died June 29, 1967 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Austin Family Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ANGELINE MAY "ALLIE" BOLEN, daughter of PRESTON BOLIN and NANCY J. TRIMBLE, October 29, 1903 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was born May 10, 1890 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died July 16, 1975 in West Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Austin Family Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Joseph Bolen's brother, Perry, married Allie Bolen's sister, Effie. Allie was also the sister of Ambros M. Bolin and Margaret Ann Bolin.

It's unclear as to why Allie Bolen's name is listed as that in some document, and as Allie Trimble in others. A record of her parents marriage couldn't be found.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Joseph Bowlin married Angeline Bowlin on October 29, 1903 in Morgan County.

When Joe Bolen's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner working for Consolidation Coal Company in Van Lear, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Allie May Bolen of Van Lear, and that he was born October 6, 1879. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had grey eyes and brown hair Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X.".

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Joe Bolen lived from October 6, 1875 to June 29, 1967, and was buried in Austin Family Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Allie Bolen lived from May 10, 1885 to July 16, 1975, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Joe Bolen was born October 6, 1875, and died in June of 1967. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Joe Bolen died June 29, 1967 in Johnson County at the age of 91. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Allie Trimble Bolen (age 85), daughter of the late Press and Nancy Trimble, was born May 10, 1890 in Morgan County, died July 16, 1975 at the home of her daughter, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bolen, in 1967. She was survived by 2 sons, John Bolen (of Van Lear) and Paul Bolen (Wabash, Indiana); 4 daughters, Bessie Austin (Boons Camp), Dessie Lee (West Van Lear), Dosha Daniel (West Van Lear), and Tessie B. Fannin (West Prestonsburg); and 25 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Allie Bolen was born May 10, 1885, and died in July of 1975. She received her Social Security card in 1964 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in West Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Allie Bolen died July 16, 1975 in Floyd County at the age of 85. She was living in Floyd County at the time of her death.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), Asbrey Gambill [hard to read] is listed as the head of the household for house #75, he's a farmer, born in February of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is no longer living, age 20), and Alla A. Bolin (border, born in May of 1891 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9). Allie's widowed mother is in house #74 with Allie's sister, Vilinda.

On page 23 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Joe Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #174, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Allie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 19), Sylva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Clarinda Bowling (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), and Charley Bowling (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 51 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Joseph Bolen is listed as the head of the household for house #661, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Allie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 31), Sylvia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Dessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Docie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 8 months), and Tessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 31 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Joe Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #503, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 15, and he's 32 years old [hard to read]. Also listed are Allie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 39), Dessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Docia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Tessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Delby (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 58-7 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 13, 1940), Joe Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #88, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Allie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 49), Tessie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Delby (son, born in Kentucky, age 17).

    The children of JOE BOLEN and ALLIE BOLEN are:

    1. SYLVIA MAE BOLEN, b. March 3, 1905, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 22, 1974, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MALCOLM HONEYCUTT.
    2. JOHN A. BOLEN, b. March 19, 1907, Kentucky, d. March 1985, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, m. VIRGIE BOYD.
    3. BESSIE BOLEN, b. June 15, 1910, Kentucky, d. April 13, 1878, Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ISOM AUSTIN.
    4. DESSIE BOWLING, b. August 29, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 6, 2007, Gaylord, Otsego County, Michigan, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NORMAN LEE.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Dess Bolen Lee (age 94), daughter of the late Joe and Allie Tremble Bolen, was a resident of Johannesburg, Michigan, at the time of her death. She was born August 29, 1912 in Johnson County, died May 6, 2007 in Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Michigan, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee; and 1 son, Norman Lee Jr. She was survived by 2 daughters, Norma (Dean) Wells (of Johannesburg) and Betty Lee Trimble (Hager Hill, Kentucky); 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. DOSHA BOLEN, b. May 21, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 4, 1984, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ARVIL DANIELS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dethia Bowling was born May 21, 1916 in Johnson County to Allie Bowling.
      According to her obituary, Dosha Bolen Daniels (age 67), daughter of Joe and Allie Trimble Bolen, was a resident of West Van Lear at the time of her death. She was born May 21, 1916 in Johnson County, died February 4, 1984 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by her husband, Arvil Daniels; 2 sons, Paul Ancil Daniels (of West Van Lear) and Virgil Joe Daniels (West Van Lear); 2 brothers, John Bolen (Wabash, Indiana) and Paul D. Bolen (Wabash), and 2 sisters, Des Lee (Ypsilanti, Michigan) and Tessie Fannin (Prestonsburg). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. TESSIE BOLEN, b. March 11, 1919, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 24, 1992, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. G. R. FANNIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Tessie Bolen was born in Johnson County to Annie Bolen.
      According to her obituary, Tessie Bolen Fannin (age 73), daughter of the late Joe and Allie Trimble Bolen, was a resident of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born March 11, 1919 in Van Lear, died October 24, 1992 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, and was buried in Richmond Memorial Gardens in Prestonsburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, G. R. Fannin. She was survived by 1 brother, Delbert Bolen (of Wabash, Indiana); and 1 sister, Dess Lee (Prestonsburg). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. PAUL DELBIE BOLEN, b. July 3, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 15, 2001, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul D. Bolen was born July 3, 1923 in Johnson County to Allie Bolen.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Paul D. Bolen was born July 3, 1923, and died February 15, 2001. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Paul Delbie Bolen was born July 3, 1923 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died February 15, 2001. His parents are listed as Joe Bolen and Allie M. Trimble







SYLVIA MAE BOLEN, daughter of JOSEPH BOLEN and ANGELINE MAY "ALLIE" BOLEN, was born March 3, 1905 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 22, 1974 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married MALCOLM HONEYCUTT, son of ESAU "JOHNIE" HONEYCUTT and CHRISTINE WEBB, about 1920. He was born January 22, 1902 in Odds, Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 8, 1973 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Esau "Johnie" Honeycutt lived from 1875 to 1921, and was buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Odds, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Christine Webb Honeycutt lived from 1875 to August 13, 1944, and was buried in the same cemetery. No headstone photos are provided.

According to her death certificate, Christine Webb Honeycutt died August 13, 1944 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Disordered Heart Action." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 23, 1871, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Johnie Honeycutt, Her parents as James Webb (b. Kentucky) and Phoebe Webb (B. Kentucky), the informant as Malcom Honeycutt of West Van Lear, and the burial place as Odds, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Christine Webb Honeycutt (age 73) died August 13, 1944 at home in West Van Lear, and was buried in Odds, Kentucky. She was survived by 5 sons, Malcolm Honeycutt (of West Van Lear), Willie Honeycutt (West Van Lear), Alic Honeycutt (West Van Lear), George Honeycutt (Meally), and Melvin Honeycutt (Detroit, Michigan); and 3 daughters, Mrs. Sol Burchett (Odds), Mrs. Frank Smith (Wayland), and Mrs. Roy Denver (Lucasville, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Sylvia Honeycutt lived from March 3, 1905 to February 22, 1974, and was buried in Austin Family Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Malcolm Honeycutt lived from January 22, 1902 to August 8, 1973, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Sylvia Bolen Honeycutt (age 68), daughter of Allie Trimble Bowen and the late Joe Bolen, died February 22, 1974 at her West Van Lear home, following a brief illness, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp. She was survived by 5 sons, Joe Honeycutt (of Hager Hill), Edward Honeycutt (Flint, Michigan), Arlo Honeycutt (North Manchester, Indiana), Homer Honeycutt (Paintsville), and Malcolm Honeycutt (West Van Lear); 4 daughters, Arbutus Ratliff (West Van Lear), Lillie Mae Preston (Flint, Michigan), Darlene Hall (Van Lear), and Shirley Malone (Columbus, Ohio); 2 brothers, Paul Bolen (Wabash, Indiana) and John Bolen (Van Lear); and 4 sisters, Dess Lee (West Van Lear), Doshie Daniels (West Van Lear), Bessie Austin (Boons Camp), and Tessie Fannin (West Prestonsburg). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sylvia Honeycutt was born March 3, 1905, and died in February of 1974. She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sylvia Honeycutt died February 22, 1974 in Johnson County at the age of 68. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Malcolm Honeycutt (age 71), son of the late Johnny and Christene Webb Honeycutt, was a retired miner, a former Kentucky state employee, and a resident of West Van Lear at the time of his death. He was born January 22, 1902, died August 8, 1973 in a local hospital, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp. He was survived by his wife, Sylvia Bolen Honeycutt; 5 sons, Joe Honeycutt (of Hager Hill), Edward Honeycutt (Flint, Michigan), Arlo Honeycutt (Servia, Indiana), Homer Honeycutt (Springfield, Ohio), and Malcolm Honeycutt Jr. (West Van Lear); 4 daughters, Arbutus Ratliff (West Van Lear), Lillie Mae Preston (Flint, Michigan), Darlene Hall (Van Lear), and Shirley Malone (Columbus, Ohio); 3 brothers, Melvin Honeycutt (Richmond, California), Elic Honeycutt (Wabash, Indiana), and George Honeycutt (Van Lear); 2 sisters, Margaret Burchett (Jackson, Michigan) and Sophia Fitchpatrick (Hager Hill); 38 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Malcom Honeycutt was born January 22, 1902, and died in August of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Malcolm Honeycutt died August 8, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 71. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 67 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Johnny Honeycutt is listed as the head of the household for house #99, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 2nd marriage, married for 15 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Christina (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 15 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 4 are still living, age 34), Malcolm (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Oma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Margaret (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Edie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14 months).

On page 52 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 23, 1920), John Honeycutt Sr. is listed as the head of the household for house #670, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Christene (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Malcom (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Margarett (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Sophie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Alec (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and George (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months).

On pages 32 & 33 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10 & 11, 1930), Malcom Honeycutt is listed as the head of the household for house #511, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Sylvia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 18), Elmon (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Victor (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Joe (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 31 of the 1940 census for District 58-6 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), Malcom Honeycutt is listed as the head of the household for house #269, he's a coal loader in the mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Sylvia (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 32), Elma (daughter [sic], born in Kentucky, age 18), Victor (son, carpenter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Joe (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Arbutus (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Harlon (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Lula May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Homer (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Darlene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of SYLVIA BOLEN and MALCOLM HONEYCUTT are:

    1. ELMON "NIG" HONEYCUTT, b. May 17, 1921, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 27, 1966, Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Indiana, m. ANNA MAE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elmon Huneycutt was born May 17, 1921 in Johnson County to Sylvia Bowling.
      According to his obituary, Elmon "Nig" Honeycutt (age 45), son of Malcom and Sylvia Bolin Honeycutt, served his country in 1941. He was born May 17, 1921 in Van Lear, and died September 27, 1966 in Silver Lake, Indiana. He was survived by his parents; his wife, Anna Mae Honeycutt; 4 sons, Jerry Honeycutt (Silver Lake), Roger Honeycutt (Silver Lake), Wayne Morris Honeycutt (at home), and Jefferie Honeycutt (at home); 1 daughter, Phoebe Rose Honeycutt (at home); 5 brothers, Edd Honeycutt (Flint, Michigan), Joe Honeycutt (Hager Hill), Arlo Honeycutt (Wyona Lake, Indiana), Homer Honeycutt (Springfield, Ohio), and PFC Malcom Honeycutt Jr. (Ft. Carson, ColoradO); 4 sisters, Mrs. Arbutice Ratiliff (Mountain Home, Idaho), Mrs. Lilla Mae Preston (Flint, Michigan), Mrs. Darlene Hall (Van Lear), and Mrs. Shirley Malone (Columbus, Ohio); and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bolin (West Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. VICTOR HONEYCUTT, b. March 26, 1923, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DORTHY JO PRESTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Victor Huneycutt was born March 26, 1923 in Johnson County to Sylvia Bowling.
      According to the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website: "Pvt. Victor Honeycutt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Honeycutt, West Van Lear, was reported August 4 [1944] as seriously wounded in France. He enlisted on December 10, 1940. His brother Joe is in the Pacific area."
      According to his death certificate, Victor Honeycutt died December 1, 1946 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a fractured skull. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Van Lear, his birth date as March 26, 1923, his marital status as married, his wife as Dorthy Honeycutt (age 19), his veteran status as World War II, his parentsas Malcum Honeycutt (b. Odds, Kentucky) and Slyvia Bolden [sic] (b. Van Lear), the informant as Malcum Honeycutt of West Van Lear, and the burial place as Daniel Creek.
      Victor Honeycutt's obituary, found on the obituary page of the Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website (December 1946): "Mystery today surrounding the death early Sunday morning of Victor Honeycutt, 23, of Van Lear, who was found in an unconscious condition shortly after 1 o'clock Sunday morning near the C & O Railroad Crossing at Van Lear Junction, Sheriff Wiley Hall reported. He died about 15 minutes after he was found. It was first believed that he was struck by a hit-and-run truck driver, but a coroner's jury, after conducting an inquest over the body, rendered a verdict that the youth met his death at the hands of unknown parties. A fractured skull was given as the cause of his death. Young Honeycutt, a veteran of WW II, with six years service left his home at Van Lear about 1 o'clock, and was found at 1:20. He had been in a restaurant at West Van Lear and was reported to have left the restaurant presumably to go home. Witnesses stated that a red truck stopped near the crossing and they thought that Honeycutt had caught a ride home. He later was found by the roadside. Sheriff Hall had said this morning that no clues had been uncovered which would lead to the arrest of the guilty parties. A son of Malcolm and Sylvia Bolden Honeycutt, the accident victim was born at Van Lear March 26, 1923. He entered the service six years ago and and served four years in the European Theater of War. He was wounded in action on two different occasions, receiving the Purple Heart with a cluster, and also the Combat Infantryman's Badge. After returning from service in 1945 he was married to Miss Dorthy Jo Preston, who with a daughter, Brenda Sue survive him. In addition to his wife and child and his parents, he is survived by six brothers; Joe, Arlo, Homer, and Malcolm Honeycutt, Jr., all of Van Lear, Edward of West Van Lear, and Elmon of Silver Lake, Ind.; and four sisters; Arbutice of West Van Lear, and Lillie Mae, Darlene, and Cherline, all of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Christian Church at Van Lear, Rev. S. C. Honeycutt officiating. Interment was in the Van Lear Cemetery in charge of the Preston Funeral Home.
    3. JOE HONEYCUTT, b. November 17, 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 24, 1988, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ANNA RUTH JOHNSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joe Honeycutt was born November 17, 1925 in Johnson County to Sylvia Bolen.
      According to his obituary, Joe Honeycutt (age 62), son of Malcom Honeycutt and Sylvia Bolin, was a heavy equipment operator. He was born November 17, 1925 in Johnson County, died July 24, 1988 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center, and was buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Anna Ruth Johnson Honeycutt; 1 son, Joey Darren Honeycutt (of Hager Hill); 1 daughter, Myra Lynn Stambaugh (Paintsville); 3 brothers, Homer Honeycutt (Paintsville), Malcom Honeycutt (Paintsville), and Edd Honeycutt (Meally); 4 sisters, Arbutis Ratliff (West Van Lear), Darlene Hall (Van Lear), Shirley Malone (Columbus), and Lilly Mae Brasher (Flint, Michigan), and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. FRANK HONEYCUTT, b. April 9, 1927, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 9, 1927, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Frank Honeycutt was born April 9, 1927 in Johnson County to Sylva Bowling.
      According to his death certificate, Frank Honeycutt died April 9, 1927 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from deformities. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth dated as April 9, 1927, his parents as Malcom Honeycutt (b. Johnson County) and Sylva Mae Bowling (b. Morgan County), the informant as Malcom Honeycutt of Van Lear, and the burial place as Van Lear.
    5. EDWARD HONEYCUTT, b. May 1, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 5, 2001, buried in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BONNIE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to his obituary, Edward Honeycutt, son of the late Malchom [sic] and Sylvia Mae Bolen, was born May 1, 1928 in Johnson County, died July 5, 2001, and was buried in Austin Family Cemetery in Boons Camp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Honeycutt. He was survived by 3 sons, Theodore Edward Honeycutt (of Clio, Michigan), Joseph Michael Honeycutt (Florence), and Mark Anthony Honeycutt (Owosso, Michigan); 3 daughters, Christina Irene Callen (Florence), Tenea Renee Davis (Hager Hill), and Deborah Jean Ramey (Sitka); 2 brothers, Homer Honeycutt (Paintsville) and Malchom Honeycutt Jr. (Paintsville); 4 sisters, Lillie Mae Brasher (Bristol, Tennessee), Shirley Malone (Columbus, Ohio), Arbutus Ratliff (Flat Gap), and Darlene Hall (West Van Lear); and 9 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. ARBUTUS J. HONEYCUTT, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. IRVIN RATLIFF, son of KATHERINE "KATIE" DALE and WILLIAM H. "BUD" RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arbutus J. Honeycutt was born in Johnson County to Sylvia Bolen.
    7. ARLO HONEYCUTT, b. September 6, 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 22, 1984, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, buried in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LORAINE HALE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arlo Honeycutt was born September 4, 1932 in Johnson County to Sylvia Bolen.
      According to his obituary, Arlo Honeycutt (age 52), son of Malcomb and Sylvia Bolen Honeycutt, was an employee of Alresist Corporation, and a resident of Servia, Indiana. He was born September 6, 1932 in Johnson County, died October 22, 1984 in Wabash, Indiana, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp. He was survived by his wife, Loraine Hale Honeycutt; 5 sons, Arlo Honeycutt Jr. (North Manchester, Indiana), Victor Honeycutt (North Manchester), Billy Honeycutt (Servia), Matthew Honeycutt (Servia), and Stephen Honeycutt (Servia); 1 daughter, Sylvia (Tim) Cooke (Ossian, Indiana); 4 brothers, Joe Honeycutt (West Van Lear), Malcolm Honeycutt (West Van Lear), Edward Honeycutt (Flint, Michigan), and Homer Honeycutt (Paintsville); 4 sisters, Arbutus Ratliff (West Van Lear), Lillie Preston (Flint, Michigan), Darlene Hall (Van Lear), and Shirley Malone (Columbus, Ohio); and 4 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    8. LILLIE MAE HONEYCUTT, b. 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) PRESTON, m. (1) (unknown first name) BRASHER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillie M. Honeycutt was born in Johnson County to Sylvia Bolen.
    9. HOMER HONEYCUTT, b. July 10, 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 9, 2003, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NORMA HENSLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Homer Honeycutt was born October 3, 1936 in Johnson County to Sylvia Bolen.
      According to his obituary, Homer Honeycutt (age 66), son of the late Malcolm and Sylvia Bolen Honeycutt, was a heavy equipment operator, and had served with the U.S. Army. He was born July 10, 1936 in Johnson County, died May 9, 2003 at his home, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park. He was survived by his wife, Norma Hensley Honeycutt; 1 daughter, Darlena Davis (of Teays Valley, West Virginia); 1 brother, Malcolm Honeycutt Jr. (Paintsville); 4 sisters, Arbutus Ratliff (Volga), Lillie Mae Brasher (Tennessee), Darlene Hall (Van Lear, Kentucky), and Shirley Malone (Columbus, Ohio); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    10. DARLENE HONEYCUTT, b. 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HALL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Darlene Honeycutt was born in Johnson County to Silvia Bowling.
    11. SHIRLEY D. HONEYCUTT, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MALONE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirley D. Honeycutt was born in Johnson County to Silvia Bolen.
    12. MALCOLM HONEYCUTT JR., b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Malcan Honeycutt was born in Johnson County to Silvia Bolen.







JOHN A. BOLEN, son of JOSEPH BOLEN and ANGELINE MAY "ALLIE" BOLEN, was born March 19, 1907 in Kentucky, and died in March of 1985 in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana. He married VIRGIE BOYD, daughter of ANDERSON BOYD and CATHERINE HANNAH BEASLEY, about 1925. She was born June 1, 1910 in Kentucky, and died in August of 1985 in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.

Notes: According to his obituary, Anderson Boyd (age 78), son of James and Martha Walker Boyd, was born January 1, 1873 in Ulysses, Kentucky, and died January 2, 1951 at home in Van Lear from a stroke. He was survived by his wife, Catherine Boyd; 1 son, Gustava Collins (of Odds, Kentucky); and 4 daughters, Mrs. Gracie Bowling (Van Lear), Mrs. Roberta Collins (Odds, Kentucky), Mrs. Virgie Bowling (Van Lear), and Mrs. Eula Banks (Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Catherine Beasley Boyd (age 82), daughter of Jack and Matilda Jones Beasley, was a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky. She was born December 25, 1881 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died July 11, 1964 in Paintsville Hospital following an illness of 11 days, and was buried in Butcher Cemetery in Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Boyd, January 3, 1953. She was survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Gracie Bowling (of Wabash, Indiana), Mrs. Virgie Bowling (Wabash), and Mrs. Eula Mae Banks (Van Lear); 1 brother, Brit Beasley (Jacksonville, Florida); 2 sisters, Mollie Williamson (Catlettsburg) and Nora Combs (Huntington, West Virginia); 46 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, John Bolen was born March 19, 1907, and died in March of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of her headstone shows that Virgie Boyd Bolen lived from 1910 to 1985, and was buried in Falls Memorial Gardens in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgie Bolen was born June 1, 1910, and died in August of 1985. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.

On page 44 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Anderson Boyd is listed as the head of the household for house #605, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Hannah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34), Roberta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ula (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Allennitten (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 5 months), and Gustava (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 10 months).

On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), Joe Bolding is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Virgie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 24), Joe (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 11 & 12 of the 1940 census for District 58-7 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 13 & 15, 1940), J. A. Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Virgie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 28), Joe (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Grandville (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ruby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Violet (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months). They are living next to John's parents.

OL>The children of JOHN BOLEN and VIRGIE BOYD are:

  1. JOE BOLEN, b. April 8, 1927, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 31, 2012, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, buried in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, m. (unknown).
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joe Bolen was born April 8, 1927 in Johnson County to Virgie Boyd.
    According to his obituary found on findagrave.com, Joe Bolen (age 84), son of John and Virgie Boyd Bolen, was born April 8, 1927 in Van Lear, Kentucky, died March 31, 2012 in Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash, and was buried in Falls Cemetery in Wabash. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Randy Bolen and Granville "Shorty" Bolen; and 1 sister, Janice Short. He was survived by 1 son, Tony (Judy) Bolen (of Wabash); 2 daughters, Penny (Ron) Honeycutt (Wabash) and Anna (Colonial Couch) Easterday (Kingsport, Tennessee); 4 sisters, Bertha Snell (Wabash), Ruby Bradford (Osceola, Indiana), Violet (Don) Emerick (Wabash), and Barbara (Les) Templin; 4 grandchildren, Kimberly Honeycutt (Logansport, Indiana), Terry Bolen (Kingsport), Shane Bolen (Marion, Indiana), and Elizabeth Bolen (Marion); and 5 great-grandchilren.
  2. BERTHA BOLEN, b. December 14, 1928, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 9, 2012, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, m. WILBUR L. SNELL, August 4, 1950. He d. 1980.
    Notes: According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Bertha Bolen Snell (age 83), daughter of the late John and Virgie Boyd Bolen, was a retired machine operator for Wabash Magnetics. She was born December 14, 1928 in Paintsville, Kentucky, and died September 9, 2012 in Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur L. Snell, in 1980. They were married August 4, 1950. She was also preceded in death by 1 daughter, Pamela Jean Howard; 3 brothers; and 1 sister. She was survived by 1 son, Michael Lee (Bonita) Snell (of Urbana, Indiana); 3 sisters, Violet (Don) Emrick (of Wabash), Ruby Bradford (Osceola, Indiana), and Barb (Les) Templin (Wabash); 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
  3. GRANVILLE "SHORTY" BOLEN, b. January 9, 1931 , Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 14, 2001, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Granville Bolen was born January 9, 1931 in Johnson County to Virgie Boyd.
    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Granville Bolen was born January 9, 1931, and died November 14, 2001. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.
    According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Granville Bolen was born January 9, 1932 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died November 14, 2001. His parents are listed as John A. Bolen and Virgie Boyd.
    According to Ohio death record transcripts, Granville Bolen was born January 9, 1931 in Kentucky, and died November 14, 2001 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, at the age of 70. His father's surname is listed as Bolen, his mother's maiden name as Boyd, and he was married and living in Zanesville at the time of his death.
  4. RUBY BOLEN, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BRADFORD.
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruby Bolen was born in Johnson County to Vergie Boyd.
  5. VIOLET BOLEN, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DON EMRICK.
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Violet Bolen was born in Johnson County to Virgie Boyd.
  6. RANDELL BOLEN, b. March 6, 1943, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 1966, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, buried in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Randell Bolen was born March 6, 1943 in Johnson County to Virgie Boyd.
    His obituary, found on findagrave.com (printed in Pharos-Tribune & Press in Logansport, Indiana, on October 24, 1966): "Funeral services for Randy Bolen, 23, Wabash, killed Saturday in a one-car accident four miles east of Peru on U.S. 24 in Miami county, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eddingfield funeral home, Wabash. Burial will be in Falls cemetery, Wabash. Bolen, who lived in Wabash for 16 years, was assistant manager of Hoosier Point restaurant.
    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Randell Bolen was born March 6, 1943, and died in October of 1966. He received his Social Security card in 1958-1959 in Indiana.
  7. BARBARA BOLEN, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LES TEMPLIN.
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Barbara Bolen was born in Johnson County to Virgie Boyd.
  8. JANICE JO BOLEN, b. May 21, 1950, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 27, 2005, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, buried in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, m. (1) THOMAS SIMPSON, m. (2) (unknown first name) SHORT.
    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Janice J. Bolen was born May 21, 1950 in Johnson County to Virgie Boyd.
    According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Janice Jo Bolen Short (age 55) died December 27, 2005, and was buried in Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana. She was survived by 2 sons, Thomas Simpson II (of Wabash) and Brent Simpson (South Bend); 1 brother, Joe Bolen (Wabash); 4 sisters, Bertha Snell (Wabash), Violet Emrick (Wabash), Barbara Templin (Wabash), and Ruby Bradford (Osceola); and 3 grandchildren.
    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Janice J. Short was born May 21, 1950, and died December 27, 2005. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Indiana, and her last place of residence was in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.







BESSIE BOLEN, daughter of JOSEPH BOLEN and ANGELINE MAY "ALLIE" BOLEN, was born June 15, 1910 in Kentucky, died April 13, 1978 in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ISOM AUSTIN, son of JOHN MORGAN "MORGAN" AUSTIN and FANNIE JANE SPRIGGS, about 1926. He was born October 14, 1899 in Kentucky, died December 3, 1985 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his death certificate, John Morgan Austin died March 10, 1919 in Buffalo, Morgan County, Kentucky, from influenza. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as April 12, 1877, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Isom Austin (b. North Carolina) and Martha Wells (b. Kentucky), the informant as R. W. Denison of Odds, Kentucky, and the burial place as Odds.

According to her death certificate, Fannie Jane Austin Davis died May 28, 1963 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from hypstatic pneumonia due to a ruptured cerebral vessel. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as September 11, 1881, her marital status as widowed, her parents as James Spriggs and Nancy Spears, the informant as Oba Austin, and the burial place as Pigg Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Bessie Austin lived from June 15, 1910 to April 13, 1978, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Isom Austin lived from October 14, 1899 to December 3, 1985, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Bessie Bolen Austin (age 67), daughter of Joe and Allie M. Trimble Bolen, was born June 15, 1910, died April 13, 1978 at her Boons Camp home, following an extended illness, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp. She was survived by her husband, Isom Austin; 1 son, Alvin Austin (of Clinton, Illinois); 1 daughter, Lillie Mae Daniels (Boons Camp); 2 brothers, John Bolen (Wabash, Indiana) and Paul Bolen (Wabash); 3 sisters, Dessie Lee (Michigan), Doshie Daniels (West Van Lear), and Tessie Fannin (Prestonsburg); 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bessie Austin was born June 15, 1910, and died in April of 1978. She received her Social Security card in 1967 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bessie Austin died April 13, 1978 in Johnson County at the age of 67. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Isom Austin (age 86), son of Morgan and Fannie Spriggs Austin, was a retired miner, and a resident of Boons Camp at the time of his death. He was born October 14, 1899 in Johnson County, died December 3, 1985 at the home of his daughter, and was buried in Austin Cemetery in Boons Camp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Austin, April 13, 1978. He was survived by 1 son, Alvin Austin (of Clinton, Illinois); 1 daughter, Lillie Mae Daniels (Boons Camp); 1 sister, Flora Davis (of Stone, Kentucky); 11 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, Isom Austin was born December 14, 1899, and died in December of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Isom Austin died December 3, 1985 in Johnson County at the age of 86. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 40 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), Morgan Austin is listed as the head of the household for house #359, he's a farmer, born in April of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Fannie (wife, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 20), Florie (daughter, born in November of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Isom (son, born in December of 1900 in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 42 of the 1910 census for District 69 (Whitehouse) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Morgan Auston is listed as the head of the household for house #354, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Fanie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 36), Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Isom (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Loyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and "Baby not named" (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 36 (Greasey) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Fannie J. Austin is listed as the head of the household for house #146, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 38 years old. Also listed are Isom (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kenucky, age 17), Floyd (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kenucky, age 11), Oba (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kenucky, age 9), and James Spriggs (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 75).

On page 26 of the 1930 census for District 58-15 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Isom Austin is listed as the head of the household for house #224, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 19), Fannie Austin (mother, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 49), Alvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 6 months), and Lillie Mae Austin (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 43 of the 1940 census for District 58-4 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 8, 1940), Isom Austin is listed as the head of the household for house #359, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 29), Alvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Lillie May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    The children of BESSIE BOLEN and ISOM AUSTIN are:

    1. ALVIN AUSTIN, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alvin Austin was born in Johnson County to Bessie Bolen.
    2. LILLIE MAE AUSTIN, b. September 21, 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 3, 2011, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HERMON DANIELS, son of JOSH DANIELS and CLISTA MUSIC. He was b. August 23, 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 16, 1990, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillie M. Austin was born September 21, 1929 in Johnson County to Bessie Bowling.
      According to her obituary, Lillie Mae Austin Daniels (age 82), daughter of the late Isom and Bessie Bolen Austin, was a resident of Boons Camp, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born September 21, 1929, died October 3, 2011 in Ashland, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hermon Daniels. She was survived by 4 sons, Lon Cebert (Donnao) Daniels (of Greenup, Kentucky), Robert Dean (Sharon) Daniels (Boons Camp), Calvin Bryan (Debbie) Daniels (Boons Camp), and Herman [sic] (Glenda) Daniels (Boons Camp); 4 daughters, Marcella Mae Daniels (Paoli, Indiana), Garnetta Gay Daniels (Boons Camp), Karletta Kay Daniels (Boons Camp), and Jannetta Joy Daniels (Boons Camp); 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Hermon Daniels (age 65), son of Josh and Clista Music Daniels, was born August 23, 1925 in Johnson County, died November 16, 1990 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Lillie Mae Austin Daniels; 4 sons, Lon Cebert Daniels (of Ashland), Robert Dean Daniels (Boons Camp), Calvin Bryan Daniels (Boons Camp), and Hermon Junior Daniels (Boons Camp); 4 daughters, Marcella Mae Klinglesmith (Bowling Green), Garnetta Gay Daniels (Boons Camp), Korletta Kay Daniels (Boons Camp), and Janetta Joy Daniels (Boons Camp); 1 brother, Arnold Daniels (Brookville, Ohio); and 9 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







NANCY BOWLING, daughter of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born in March of 1882 in Kentucky, died April 10, 1970 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in the family cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) SAMUEL CHALLEY "CHALL" KESTNER, son of MERCHANT KESTNER and MAHALA ANGELINE WHEELER, about 1908. He was born February 21, 1887 in Kentucky, died April 6, 1918 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) JAMES JOHNSON. He was born about 1876 in Kentucky.

Notes: Chall Kestner was the brother of David Leonard Kestner and Norris Kestner.

According to her obituary, Nancy Bolin Kestner Johnson (age 86), daughter of the late Bailey and Sis Bolin, died April 10, 1970 at home on Woodland Court, and was buried in the family cemetery in Hager Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Schal Kestner and Jim Johnson. She was survived by 4 sons, Fawine Kestner (of Paintsville), Roger Kestner (Paintsville), Joe Johnson (Paintsville), and Buddy Johnson (Paintsville); 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 32 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nancy K. Johnson died April 10, 1970 in Johnson County at the age of 86. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Chall Kessner died April 6, 1918 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Traumatic Tetanus A result of failure to get proper treatment for puncture wound of foot." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as February 21, 1887, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Merch Kisner (b. East Kentucky) and Angla Musick (b. Flat Gap, Kentucky), and the burial place as Hager Hill, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Chall Kissner died April 6, 1918 in Johnson County at the age of 31.

On page 3 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Merchant Kestner is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a farmer, born in July of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 22 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in September of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 46), Thomas (son, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Lenard (son, born in February of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Nora (daughter, born in May of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Samuel (son, born in February of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Morris [Norris] (son, born in February of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Myrtle (daughter, born in February of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Carl (son, born in March of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), and Addie (daughter, born in March of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 27 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1910), Challey Kistener is listed as the head of the household for house #211, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, -parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, -parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child, age 5), and Fonny (son, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 50 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), James Johnson is listed as the head of the household for house #651, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Fauie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Roger (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Tommie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5). Nancy's brother Joe is in house #661.

On page 8 of the 1940 census for District 58-1A (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1940), Nancy Kessner is listed as the head of the household for house #76, she's divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, she has a 2nd grade education, and she's 56 years old. Also listeda are Fonzo (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 2nd grade education, age 29), Joe (son, janitor in a private home, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Robert (son, laborer in a private home, born in Kentucky, age 17 [mistake).

    The children of NANCY BOWLING and CHALL KESTNER are:

    1. FONZO "FONNIE" KESTNER, b. September 9, 1909, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 27, 1989, East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELIZA CASTLE, daughter of GEORGE CASTLE and MINERVA BALDRIDGE. She was b. December 1925, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. January 10, 1974, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Fonnie Kestner (age 80), son of Chail and Nancy Kestner, was disabled. He was born September 9, 1909 in Johnson County, died in September of 1989 with funeral services being held on September 30, and was buried in Blair Cemetery in East Point. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza Castle Kestner, in 1974. He was survived by 6 sons, Robert Kestner (of East Point), Leroy Kestner (East Point), Gary Kestner (New Carson, Indiana), Hershell Kestner (Flat Gap), Jackie Kestner (Prestonsburg), and James Kestner (Columbus, Ohio); 4 daughters, Kathy Blair (East Point), Wanda Shepherd (Three Oaks, Missouri), Shirley Ramey (Flat Gap), and Brenda Selvage (Paintsville); 28 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Fonnie Kestner was born September 9, 1909, and died in September of 1989. He received his Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Fonnie Kestner died September 27, 1989 in Johnson County at the age of 80. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.
      According to her obituary, Eliza Castle Kestner (age 48), daughter of George and Minerva Baldridge Castle, was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. She was born in December of 1925 in Floyd County, died January 10, 1974, and was buried in Blair Family Cemetery in East Point. She was survived by her mother; her husband, Fonnie Kestner; 6 sons, Robert Kestner (Paintsville), James Kestner (Paintsville), and Jackie Kestner (Paintsville), Leroy Kestner (Michigan), Gary Kestner (Michigan), and Sammie Kestner (Fort Knox); 4 daughters, Shirley Kestner (Paintsville), Brenda Kestner (Paintsville), Mrs. Cathy Blair (East Point), and Mrs. Wanda Shepard (Michigan); and 5 sisters, Neva Arthur (New York), Elva Smith (New York), Lorinda Bailey (London, Ohio), Thelma Shoemaker (London), and Erie Holsteen (London). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. ROGER KESTNER, b. April 9, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 3, 1976, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. OLA ROWLAND, daughter of H. A. ROWLAND and LOULA (unknown last name). She was b. December 2, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 4, 1990, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Roger Kestner (age 64), son of Chall and Nancy Boling Kestner, was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was born April 9, 1912 in Johnson County, died July 3, 1976 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Estep Cemetery in Fuget. He was survived by his wife, Ola Rowland Kestner; 6 sons, James A. Kestner (of Flat Gap), Delby A. Kestner (Paintsville), Paul Frances Kestner (Flushing, Michigan), Bobby Gene Kestner (Flint Michigan), Roger Lee Kestner (Stambaugh), and Larry T. Kestner (Paintsville); 6 daughters, Jeanett Mollett (Meally), Mary May Kestner (Paintsville), Nancy Carroll Kestner (Paintsville), Donna Sue Estep (Paintsville), Janie Wiley (Paintsville), Judy Eslinger (Paintsville), and Joyce Ann Dennison (Boons Camp); 1 brother, Fonnie Kestner (Paintsville); and 1 half-brother, Buddy Johnson (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Ola Rowland Kestner (age 73), daughter of the late H. A. and Loula Rowland, was born December 2, 1916 in Johnson County, died September 4, 1990 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Estep Cemetery in Fuget. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Kestner. She was survived by 6 sons, James Kestner (Paintsville), Delby Kestner (Paintsville), Paul Kestner (Michigan), Bobby Kestner (Michigan), Roger Kestner (Stambaugh), and Larry Kestner (Falcon); 7 daughters, Janette Mollett (Boons Camp), Joyce Dennison (Boons Camp), Judy Eslinger (Boons Camp), Mary Kestner (Sitka), Nancy Kestner (Sitka), Donna Estep (Thealka), and Janie Wiley (Paintsville); 2 brothers, Crevel Rowland (Hager Hill) and William Rowland (Columbus, Ohio); 4 sisters, Magalene Cantrell (Paintsville), Margaret Rowland (Paintsville), Birdie Melvin (Indiana), and Billie Azelton (Michigan); 31 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. TOMMY B. KESTNER, b. July 27, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 16, 1963, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) ANNA MAE ROWLAND, m. (2) SYLVIA SHEPHERD.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Tommy B. Kestner (age 49), son of Challie and Nancy Bolan Kestner, was an auto mechanic and a resident of East Point at the time of his death. He was born July 27, 1913 in Johnson County, and died May 16, 1963 at a local hospital. He was survived by his wife, Sylvia Shepherd Kestner; 3 sons, Thomas Lee Kestner (of Van Lear), Lloyd Kestner (Paintsville), and Burgess Kestner (Paintsville); 2 step-daughters, Billie Jeane Johnson (Prestonsburg) and Mrs. Carl Bailey (Prestonsburg); 2 brothers, Fonnie Kestner (Paintsville) and Roger Kestner (Paintsville); and 2 half-brothers, Joe Johnson (Paintsville) and Buddy Johnson (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of NANCY BOWLING and JIM JOHNSON are:

    1. JOE JOHNSON, b. June 16, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 21, 1971, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ORA ELLEN TACKETT, daughter of JESSE TACKETT and MAUDE LITTERAL. She was b. May 3, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 15, 2012, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joe Johnson was born June 16, 1920 in Johnson County to Nancy Bawlen.
      According to his obituary, Joe Johnson (age 49), son of Nancy Bowling Johnson, was employed in an oil field, and was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He died December 21, 1971 in a local hospital, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Ora Tackett Johnson; 2 sons, Larry Johnson (of Paintsville) and Gary Johnson (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Joan Haney (Paintsville) and Ruby Leigh (Liberty); and 3 brothers, "Robert (Buddy) Johnson, Roger Kestner, and Fonnie Kestner, both of Paintsville." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Ora Ellen Tackett Johnson (age 86), daughter of the late Jesse and Maude Litteral Tackett, was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. She was born May 3, 1926 in Johnson County, died November 15, 2012 in Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Johnson; 3 brothers, Raymond Tackett, Jesse Tackett Jr., and Thomas Tackett; and 1 sister, Alice Fay Tackett. She was survived by 2 sons, Larry (Sue) Johnson (of Paintsville) and Gary (Susan) Johnson (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Joann (Gary) Melvin (Paintsville) and Ruby (Roger) Leigh (Liberty); 4 sisters, Estelle Reed (Paintsville), Imogene Gussler (Paintsville), Libby Foley (Prestonsburg), and Shirley Dorton (Thealka); 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. ROBERT LEE "BUDDY" JOHNSON, b. September 20, 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 3, 1984, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MINNIE KIMBLER, daughter of THOMAS ALBERT KIMBLER and CORA LITTERAL. She was b. August 25, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1988, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Robert Lee "Buddy" Johnson (age 59), son of James and Nancy Kestner Johnson, was born September 20, 1925 in Johnson County, died January 3, 1984 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Fuget. He was survived by his wife, Minnie Kimbler Johnson; 1 daughter, Linda Green (of Van Lear); 1 brother, Lonnie Kestner [Fonnie] (Hager Hill); and 1 grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Minnie Kimbler Johnson (age 63), daughter of Albert and Cora Kimbler Johnson, was born August 25, 1924 in Johnson County, died in July of 1925 with the funeral held on July 25, and was buried in Estep Cemetery in Fuget. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joe Johnson [sic], in 1984. She was survived by 1 daughter, Linda Green (of Paintsville); 3 brothers, Johnny Kimbler (of Minnesota), Paul Kimbler (Minnesota), and Robert Kimbler (Minnesota); 2 sisters, Blanche Salyers (Michigan) and Louanna Cory (Florida); 3 half-brothers, George Kimbler (Paintsville), Fred Kimbler (Michigan), and Harold Kimbler (Ohio); 1 half-sister, Josie Bowling; and 1 granddaughter. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







RESSIE ELLEN BOWLING, daughter of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born September 28, 1883 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died June 13, 1976 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES LEVI DAWSON, son of JOHN DAWSON and MATILDA STURGILL, July 25, 1902 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born August 11, 1884 in Grundy, Buchanan County, Virginia, died December 28, 1967 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Rissie Bowlin married James Dawson on July 25, 1902 in Morgan County.

When James Levi Dawson's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Mima, Morgan County, that he was married and had children, and that he was born August 11, 1884. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes, sandy hair, and "cronic pendecitis."

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Rissie Ellen Bowling Dawson lived from September 28, 1883 to June 13, 1976, and was buried in Honeycutt Family Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that James L. Dawson lived from August 11, 1884 to December 28, 1967, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Ressie Ellen Bowling Dawson (age 92), daughter of Bailey and Sylvania Cantrell Bowling, was a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky. She was born September 28, 1883 in Morgan County, died June 13, 1976 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Dawson, on December 28, 1967. She was survived by 6 sons, Ocal Dawson (of Van Lear), Audie Dawson (Van Lear), James Dawson (Van Lear), Earsel Dawson (Beaver, Ohio), Roy Dawson (Granada Hills, California), and Shirley Dawson (Arletta, California); 3 daughters, Beatrice Honeycutt (Van Lear), Ethel Honeycutt (Van Lear), and Minnie Potters (Ashland); 1 brother, Jim Bowling (Red Bush); 1 sister, Perlina Blair (Ohio); and 35 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ressie Dawson was born September 28, 1883, and died in June of 1976. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ressie E. Dawson died June 13, 1976 in Johnson County at the age of 92. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, James L. Dawson (age 83), son of the late John and Matilda Sturgill Dawson, was a retired coal miner and a resident of Van Lear. He was born August 11, 1884 in Grundy, West Virginia, died December 28, 1967 in a local hospital, and was buried in Honecutt Cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Ressie Bowling Dawson; 5 sons, Ocal A. Audie Dawson (Van Lear), James Dawson Jr. (Van Lear), Earsel Dawson (Stockdale, California), Ray Dawson [sic] (Arleta, California), and Shirley Dawson (Van Nuys, California); 3 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Honeycutt (South Point, Ohio), Mrs. Minnie Potters (Ashland), and Mrs. Ethel Honeycutt (Van Lear); 1 brother, Armstrong Dawson (Morehead); 28 grandchildren; and 48 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, James E. Dawson was born August 11, 1884, and died December 15, 1967. He received his Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, James Dawson died December 28, 1967 in Johnson County at the age of 83. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 49 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), Armstrong Roland [Armstrong Rowland] is listed as the head of the household for house #422, he's a farmer, born in July of 1844 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 38 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in March of 1843 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 38 years, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 57), and James L. Dawson (nephew, farm laborer, born in August of 1884 in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 150 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 19 & 20), James Dawson is listed as the head of the household for house #15, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, born in Virginia, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Rissia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 26), Oakle (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Nicatie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Ethyl (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 51 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), James Dawson is listed as the head of the household for house #660, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Ricie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 36), Ocal (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Beatrice N. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Sylvia A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Auta H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Earsel (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 10 months), and Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 58-6 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), James Dawson is listed as the head of the household for house #11, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 27, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Rissie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 47), Oakel (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Beatrice (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Ethel (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Iota (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Hershel (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Sherlie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and James Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 27 of the 1940 census for District 58-7 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1940), James Levi Dawson is listed as the head of the household for house #213, he's a farmer, born in West Virginia, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 54), Roy (son, single, laborer in the lumber industry, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 22), Shirley (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), and James Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of RESSIE BOWLING and JAMES DAWSON are:

    1. OCAL A. DAWSON, b. November 4, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 23, 1988, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUTH DAWSON daughter of DORANTO DAWSON and JULINA PELPHREY. She was b. December 8, 1910, Grundy, Buchanan County, Virginia, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Ocal Dawson (age 84), son of James L. and Risie Bowling Dawson, was born November 4, 1904 in Johnson County, and died October 23, 1988 at home in Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Ruth Dawson; 2 sons, Elmer Dawson (of New Mexico) and Billy Dawson (Danville); 1 daughter, Geneva Trimble (Dayton, Ohio); 3 brothers, Earsel Dawson (Beaver, Ohio), Roy Dawson (California), and Shirley Dawson (California); 3 sisters, Beatrice Honeycutt (Flatwoods), Minnie Potter (Flatwoods), and Ethel Honeycutt (Van Lear); 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Ruth Dawson Dawson (age 96), daughter of the late Doranto and Julina Pelphrey Dawson, was born December 8, 1910 in Grundy, Virginia, died March 4, 2007 in Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, and was buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ocal Dawson. She was survived by 2 sons, Elmer Dawson (of Colorado) and Bill Dawson (Danville, Kentucky); 1 daughter, Geneva Trimble (Dayton, Ohio); 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. BEATRICE NICATIE DAWSON, b. 1907, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HONEYCUTT.
    3. SYLVIA ETHEL DAWSON, b. December 6, 1909, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. August 27, 1990, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLIFFORD HONEYCUTT.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Sylvia Ethel Honeycutt (age 80), daughter of James and Bessie Bolin Dawson, was born December 6, 1909 in Morgan County, died August 27, at home in Van Lear, and was buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Honeycutt, in 1984; 2 sons, Harold Clifford Honeycutt, in 1960, and Cecil Honeycutt Jr., in 1985; and 1 daughter, Opal Honeycutt Caudill, in 1989. She was survived by 1 son, Palmer Honeycutt (of Wabash, Indiana); 4 daughters, Helen Stambaugh (Hager Hill), Alice Clatos (Wayne County, West Virginia), Charlotte Johnson (Van Lear), and Frances Childress (Fort Myers, Florida); 3 brothers, Ersel Dawson (Beaver, Ohio), Shirley Dawson (Arleta, California), and Roy Dawson (Atascadero, California); 2 sisters, Beatrice Honeycutt (Inez), and Minnie Potter (Flatwoods); 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.(Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. AUDIE H. DAWSON, b. March 9, 1912, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. August 7, 1980, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VIRGINIA SETSER, daughter of JOHN SETSER and KATHERINE KEEL, June 4 1937, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was b. February 22, 1918, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. February 17, 1965, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Audie H. Dawson was born March 9, 1912 in Morgan County to Rina Bowlin.
      According to his obituary, Audie Dawson (age 68), son of James L. and Rissie Bowling Dawson, was a retired employee of Island Creek. He was born March 9, 1912 in Morgan County, died August 7, 1980 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by 1 son, Raymond Dawson (of Van Lear); 1 daughter, Doris Taylor (Paintsville); 4 brothers, Ocal Dawson (Van Lear), Ershel Dawson (Beaver, Ohio), Roy Dawson (Van Nuys, California), and Shirley Dawson (Pacoima, California); and 3 sisters, Minnie Potter (Ashland), Beatrice Honeycutt (Van Lear), and Ethel Honeycutt (Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Virginia Setser Dawson (age, 46), daughter of the late John and Katherine Keel Setser, was a resident of Van Lear at the time of his death. She was born February 22, 1918 in Floyd County, died February 17, 1965 in a local hospital, and was buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear. She was survived by her husband, Audie Dawson, whom she married June 4 1937 in Salyersville; 1 son, Raymond Dawson (of Van Lear); 1 daughter, Mrs. Doris Robinson (Paintsville); 3 brothers, John Setser Jr. (Findlay, Ohio), Elbert Setser (Paintsville), and Ellis Setser (Rockwood, Michigan); 3 sisters, Mrs. Audrey Huff (Dayton, Ohio), Ruth Crager (Dayton), and Mrs. Lottie Thomas (Vandalia, Ohio); and 2 grandsons. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. EARSEL DAWSON, b. February 2, 1914, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Srsel S. Dawson was born February 2, 1914 in Morgan County to Bissie Bowlin.
    6. MINNIE DAWSON, b. February 27, 1916, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. November 13, 2000, Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. BARTLEY S. POTTER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Minnie Dawson was born February 27, 1916 in Johnson County to Rissie Bowlen.
      According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Minnie Dawson Potter (age 84), daughter of the late James L. and Rissie Bowling Potter, was born February 27, 1916 in Morgan County, died November 13, 2000 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, and was buried in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bartley S. Potter, in 1999; and 1 son, Lowell B. Potter. She was survived by 1 son, Samuel B. Potter (of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania); 2 daughters, Lois E. Queen (Bellefonte) and Linda B. Price (Raceland); 1 brother, Ersel Dawson (Waynesboro); 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Minnie D. Potter was born February 27, 1916, and died November 13, 2000. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Minnie Dawson Potter was born February 27, 1916 in Morgan County, and died November 13, 2000. Her name was listed as Minnie Dawson Potter in March of 1947, and her parents are listed as Rissie Bowland and James Dawson.
    7. JOSEPH ROY "ROY" DAWSON, b. January 28, 1918, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joseph R. Dawson was born January 28, 1918 in Johnson County to Bissie Bowlin.
    8. SHIRLEY WESLEY DAWSON, b. July 19, 1921, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 5, 1996, Pacoima, Los Angeles County, California.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirley Dawson was born July 19, 1921 in Johnson County to Rissie Bowling.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Shirley Dawson was born July 19, 1921, and died July 5, 1996. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Pacoima, Los Angeles County, California.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Shirley Wesley Dawson was born July 19, 1921 in Van Lear, Kentucky, and died July 5, 1996. His parents are listed as Rissie E. Boldin and James L. Dawson.
      According to California death record transcripts, Shirley Dawson was born July 19, 1921 in Kentucky, and died July 5, 1996 in Los Angeles County. His mother's maiden name is listed as Bolden.
    9. JAMES LEVI DAWSON JR., b. February 13, 1927, Kentucky, d. November 10, 1976, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his obituary, James L. Dawson Jr. (age 49), son of James and Bessie Bowling Dawson, was employed as a mechanic, and a resident of Van Lear. He was born February 13, 1927, died November 10, 1976, following a brief illness, and was buried in Honeycutt Cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by 1 son, John Wayne Dawson (of Van Lear); 4 brothers, Ocal Dawson (Van Lear), Audie Dawson (Van Lear), Ersel Dawson (Beaver, Ohio), and Roy Dawson (Granada Hills, California); and 4 sisters, Shirley Dawson (Arletta, California), Beatrice Honeycutt (Van Lear), Ethel Honeycutt (Van Lear), and Minnie Potters (Ashland). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







JOHN BOLIN, son of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born July 6, 1886 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died January 25, 1974 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) BERTHANA DULIN on December 21, 1903 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He married (2) LOUVERNIA SPENCER.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Bowlin married Berthena Doulen on December 31, 1903 in Morgan County.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, John Bolin was born July 6, 1885, and died in March of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John Bowling died January 25, 1974 in Johnson County at the age of 87. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to his obituary, John Bolin, son of the late Baily and Sylvania Bolin, was a retired miner, and a resident of Red Bush, Kentucky. He was born July 6, 1886 in Morgan County, died January 25, 1974 in a local hospital, following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Louvernia Spencer Bolin; 3 sons, Ronnie Bolin (of West Virginia), Lidge Bolin (West Virginia), and Eddie Bolin (Wheelerstown); 2 daughters, Mrs. Vernie West (Pikeville) and Mrs. Nettie Deboard (Rodchester); 3 brothers, Amos Bolin (Paintsville), Jim Bolin (Van Lear), and Mance Bolin (Floyd County); and 2 sisters, Recie Dawson (Van Lear) and Mrs. Tet Blair (Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 150 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), John Bowlin is listed as the head of the household for family #87 in house #76, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Bethana (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 28), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Eddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 44 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), John Bolen is listed as the head of the household for house #604, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Bertha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Eddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ronie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Ligie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of JOHN BOLIN and BERTHANA DULIN are:

    1. MARY E. BOLIN, b. 1906, Kentucky.
    2. EDDIE BOLIN, b. November 12, 1908, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 28, 1995, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. STEGIE MAE JACKSON.
    3. RONNIE BOLIN, b. 1912, Kentucky.
    4. LIGE BOLIN, b. 1915, Kentucky.
    5. VERNIE BOLIN, m. (unknown first name) WEST.
    6. NETTIE BOLIN, m. (unknown first name) DEBOARD.







MANCE T. BOLDING, son of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born April 9, 1888 in Kentucky, died April 12, 1976 in Estill, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Kelly Howard Cemetery in Garrett, Floyd County, Kentucky. He married LULA JEAN HUNT, daughter of JAMES HUNT and VICTORIA FRANKLIN, October 6, 1908 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born September 7, 1891 in Kentucky, died April 12, 1970 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Kelly Howard Cemetery in Garrett, Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Victoria Hunt died before 1910, as James Hunt is found widowed on page 7 of the 1910 census for District 67 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to his obituary, Elzie Hunt (age 59), son of Jim and Victoria Franklin Hunt, was a coal miner, a veteran of World War I, and a resident of Regina [Pike County] at the time of his death. He was born March 11, 1893, and died April 11, 1952 in Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, following an illness of 3 months. He was survived by 3 daughters, Anne Mae McCoy (of Regina), Elsie Justice (Regina), and Josephine Hunt (Regina); 1 brother, Albert Hunt (Chapman); and 4 sisters, Anna Lee Hunt (Regina), Dolly Thacker (Regina), Tennie Thacker (Regina), and Toode Bolden (Beaver Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Mance Bolen (age 20) married Lula Hunt (father b. Floyd County, mother b. Johnson County, age 18) on October 6, 1908 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, there was a baby boy who was born prematurely - stillborn - on February 21, 1916 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Mance Bowling (b. Kentucky) and Lulie Hunt (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mance Bowling of Van Lear, and the burial place as Miller Creek.

When Mance Bolin's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Dingus, Morgan County, that he was married and had 3 children, and that he was born June 30, 1890 in Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes, light-colored hair, and he was missing an eye. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Mance Bolding lived from April 9, 1882 to April 12, 1976, and was buried in Kelly Howard Cemetery in Garrett, Floyd County, Kentucky, and that Lula Bolding lived from September 7, 1883 to April 12, 1970, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mance Bolding was born April 9, 1882, and died in April of 1986. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Estill, Floyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mance Bowling died April 12, 1976 in Floyd County at the age of 93. He was living in Floyd County at the time of his death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lula Boling died April 12, 1970 in Floyd County at the age of 84. She was living in Floyd County at the time of her death.

On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), James Hunt is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in May of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Victoria (wife, born in April of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 27), Allie (daughter, born in April of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Lulie (daughter, born in August of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Elzie (son, born in March of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Albert (son, born in September of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), and Hazel (daughter, born in September of 1897 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), Mance Bowlin is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Lula (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 19), and Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 12 months).

On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 2 (Auxier) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 19, 1920), Mance Bolden is listed as the head of the household for house #192, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Luly (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Claudia (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Adra (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 36-4 (Auxier) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Mance Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 17, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Lula (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 39), Clyde (son, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 20), Claude (son, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 17), Audry (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Emery (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Angelie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Authur (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 4 of the 1940 census for District 60-11 in Knott County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1940), Mance Bolding is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's a coal loader in the mines, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Knott County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Lula Jean (wife, born in Kentucky 3rd grade education, age 49), Emory (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and James Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of MANCE BOLDING and LULA HUNT are:

    1. CLYDE BOLDING, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    2. CLAUDE BOLDING, b. 1914, Kentucky.
    3. AUDREY BOLDING, b. 1917, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WHITT.
    4. EMORY BOLDING, b. 1921, Kentucky.
    5. ANGELA BOLDING, b. 1923, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MAYO.
    6. LUTHER BOWLING, b. March 3, 1926, Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. May 6, 2001, Warren, Huntington County, Indiana, buried in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana, m. HELEN J. KAYLOR.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Luther Bowling was born March 3, 1926 in Floyd County to Lula Hunt.
      According to his obituary found on findagrave.com, Luther Bowling, son of Mance and Lula Hunt Bowling, was born March 3, 1926 in Auxier, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, James L. Bowling and Cris Bowling; and 2 brothers, Claude Bolding and Clyde Bolding. He was survived by his wife, Helen J. Kaylor Bowling, whom he married December 20, 1952 in Huntington; 2 sons, Steven N. Bowling (of Warren, Indiana) and Tristen L. Bowling (Warren); 5 daughters, Helen Frances (Decatur), Jeanie (Russell) Freestone (Warren), Trilyn (Jimmy) Asher (Warren), Karleen (John) Shultz-Herring (Warren), and Cheri (James) Britten (Huntington); 2 brothers, James Bolding (Warren) and Emory Bolding (Huntington); 2 sisters, Audrey Whitt (Garrett, Kentucky) and Angie Mayo (Garrett); 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Luther Bowling was born March 3, 1926, and died May 6, 2001. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Warren, Huntington County, Indiana.
    7. JAMES ARTHUR BOLDING, b. 1928, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James A. Bowling was born in Floyd County to Lula Hunt.







CLARINDA BOLING, daughter of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born June 5, 1891 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died April 18, 1962 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married IRA H. WARD, son of LEWIS WARD and JUDITH WARD, March 13, 1916 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 19, 1891 in Davisport, Martin County, Kentucky, died March 26, 1964 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in Richmond Cemetery in Johns Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Louis Ward (age 24) married Juda Ward (age 18) on October 17, 1883 in Johnson County.

His obituary, found on the obituary page of the Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website:

"Lewis Ward and his good wife, Judith Ward. These good people were born in the Eastern part of Johnson County and are the direct descendants of the early settlers to this part of Eastern Kentucky. Their ancestry represents some of the largest and most prominent families of all this section who have been in the fore ranks in the development of this country. Their ancestors were at all times God fearing people and early in their lives they gave their hearts to God and have lived devoted lives for God. They are Baptist by faith and tradition and have been members of the United Baptist Church for many years. As it is once appointed unto man to die, on March the twenty-sixth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty- three, Father Ward gathered his feet in death at about the age of ninety, and went on to reap his reward. Mother Ward is still treading the path alone."

and:

"Lewis Ward At the age of 84, Lewis Ward died March 25 at his home in Boons Camp. He is survived by his wife Judith Ward. Mr. Ward was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Ward. Funeral services were held March 26. Deceased was a member of the United Baptist Church."

According to her death certificate, Judia Ward died December 12, 1944 in Williamsport, Johnson County, Kentucky, from endocarditis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as January 13, 1865, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Louis Ward, her parents as Jackson Ward (b. Johnson County) and Clarinda Wells (b. Johnson County), the informant as Exer Mills of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the burial place as Boon's Camp.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Clarinda Bowling (age 22) married Ira Ward (age 23) on March 13, 1916 in Johnson County.

According to her obituary, Clarinda Boling Ward (age 71), daughter of the late Bailey and Sylvania Cantrell Boling, was a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born June 5, 1891 in Morgan County, died April 18, 1962 in a local hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear. She was survived by her husband, Ira Ward, whom she married July 5, 1922 [mistake]; 2 sons, Arnold Ward (of Lodi) and Ronnie Ward (Raven, Virginia); 5 daughters, Gussie Blair (Maplewood, West Virginia), Elva White (Bim, West Virginia), Altie White (Bim), Judy Franklin (Gilbert, West Virginia), and Mary Brown (Van Lear); 5 brothers, Jim Boling (Van Lear), John Boling (Morgan County), Joe Boling (West Van Lear), Amos Boling (Paintsville), and Boyd Boling (Nippa); 2 sisters, Pliana Blair (Akron, Ohio) and Ressie Dalton (Van Lear); 44 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Clarenda Ward died April 18, 1962 in Johnson County at the age of 71. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Ira Ward (age 73), son of Lewis and Judy Meadows Ward, was a retired miner, and a resident of Van Lear, Kentucky. He was born January 19, 1891 in Davisport, died March 26, 1964 in United Mine Workers Hospital in Pikeville, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery on Johns Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarinda Bolin Ward, on April 18, 1962. He was survived by 2 sons, Arnold Ward (of Lodi, New York) and Ronnie Ward (Raven, Virginia); 5 daughters, Judy Franklin (Cumberland), Mary Brown (Van Lear), Alta White (Clifton, West Virginia), Elva White (Ben, West Virginia), and Gussie Blair (Maplewood, West Virginia); and 4 sisters, Mrs. Arzie Boyd (Clothier, West Virginia), Mrs. Exer Mills (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. Jeanette Meek (Boons Camp), and Mrs. Lou Cinda Ray (Coqueille, Oregon). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ira Ward was born January 9, 1891, and died in March of 1964. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ira Ward died March 26, 1964 in Pike County at the age of 83. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 23 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Joe Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #174, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Allie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 19), Sylva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Clarinda Bowling (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), and Charley Bowling [Ronnie] (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1910 census for District 69 (Whitehouse) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Lewis Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #105, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born unknown, 1st marriage, married for 26 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listeda are Judie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 45), Jeanetie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Doshia (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Aray H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Exer (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Arazona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Zephaniah (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Lew Cinda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 35 (East Point) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Ora Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a laborer in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Clara (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Ronnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Arland (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 11 months), and Gussie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 7 months).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 58-6 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Ira Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Claranda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 24, age 38), Arnold (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Gussie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Elva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Altie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Juda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 63 of the 1940 census for District 3-3 (Crook) in Boone County, West Virginia (dated April 24, 1940), Johnny Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #473, he's a loader in the coal mines, separated, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Clara (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 48), Mary (sister, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Judy (sister, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The child of CLARINDA BOWLING and (unknown) is:

    1. RONNIE JOHNNY BOWLING WARD, b. 1910, Kentucky, m. (unknown).

    The children of CLARINDA BOWLING and IRA WARD are:

    1. ARNOLD WARD, b. February 16, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arnold Ward was born February 16, 1917 in Johnson County to Clarinda Bowling.
    2. AUGUSTA M. "GUSSIE" WARD, b. May 6, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BLAIR.
      Notes: It's possible that Gussie Ward married her cousin, Cecil Blair, son of her mother's sister, Plynia.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Augusta Ward was born May 6, 1918 in Johnson County to Clara Bowling.
    3. ELVA WARD, b. 1920, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WHITE.
    4. ALTIE WARD, b. December 17, 1922, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 16, 1994, Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky, buried in Madison, Boone County, West Virginia, m. DENNIE WHITE. He was b. 1917, d. 1975, buried in Madison, Boone County, West Virginia.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Altie Ward was born December 17, 1922 in Johnson County to Cenenda Ward.
      Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Altie White lived from 1922 to 1994, and was buried in Memory Gardens in Madison, Boone County, West Virginia, and that .
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Altie White was born December 17, 1922, and died November 15, 1994. She received her Social Security card in 1974 in West Virginia, and her last place of residence was in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Altie Ward White was born December 17, 1922 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died November 15, 1994. Her name was listed as Altie White on February 22, 1974, and her parents are listed as Clarinda Bolding and Ira Ward.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Altie White died November 16, 1994 in Hopkins County at the age of 71. She was living in Hopkins County at the time of her death.
    5. MARY I. WARD, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BROWN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary I. Ward was born in Johnson County to Clanida Bolin.
    6. JUDITH WARD, b. 1926, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. JOSEPH PAGE FRANKLIN, son of H. P. FRANKLIN and NETTIE (unknown last name), May 8, 1946, Boone County, West Virginia.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Judith Ward was born in Floyd County to Clarinda Bowling.
      According to West Virginia marriage record transcripts, Judith Ward (age 21), daughter of Ira and Clara Ward, married Joseph Page Franklin (age 25), son of H. P. and Nettie Franklin, on May 8, 1946 in Boone County.







PLYNIA BOWLING, daughter of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born May 19, 1892 in Kentucky, died October 4, 1980 in Richland County, Ohio, and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Richland County, Ohio. She married CHARLES "BEARDOG" BLAIR, son of GERMAN BLAIR and NANCY C. RATLIFF, May 29, 1909 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born April 28, 1887 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 14, 1953 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and is buried in Will Adams Cemetery in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Pauline Blair (age 16) married Charley Blair (age 19) on May 29, 1909 in Johnson County.

When Charley Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for James C. Rice in Jennies Creek, that he was married and had 4 children, that he was living in Paintsville, and that he was born April 26, 1891 in Denver, Kentucky. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and dark brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

When Charles Blair's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Ashland County, Ohio, he stated that was self-employed in Ashland County, that the person who would always know his address was "MRS. PLYNY" of New London, Ohio, and that he was born April 26, 1888 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be 6 feet 2 inches tall, he weighed 198 pounds, and he had blue eyes, black hair, and a ruddy complexion.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of her headstone shows that Plynia Blair lived from May 19, 1889 to October 4, 1980, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Richland County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Paulini Blair was born about 1889 in Kentucky, and died October 4, 1980 at home in Richland County at the age of 91. She was widowed at the time of her death.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Charley "Beardog" Blair lived from April 28, 1887 to August 14, 1953, and was buried in Will Adams Cemetery on Lower Middle Fork of Jennies Creek in Collista. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his death certificate, Charley Blair died August 14, 1953 in Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, from arteriosclerosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as April 28, 1887, his marital status as separated, his occupation as coal miner, his place of residence as Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, his parents as German Blair and Nance Ratliff, the informant as hospital records, and the burial place as Paintsville.

According to his obituary, Charley Blair (age 66), son of German and Nancy Ratliff Blair, was a 40 year resident of Paintsville. He was born April 28, 1887 in Barnetts Creek, died August 14, 1953 in a Lexington Hospital, and was buried in Blair Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Paulina Boling Blair (of New London, Ohio); 4 sons, Cecil Blair (Fayetteville, West Virginia), Elbert Blair (Denver, Kentucky), Edward Blair (New London), and Paul Blair (Shiloh, Ohio); and 4 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Campbell (New London), Mrs. Bertha Oney (New London), Mrs. Edith Damron (New London), and Mrs. Loretta Fairchilds (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Charley Blair died August 14, 1953 in Fayette County at the age of 66. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 73 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Charlie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 0 years, and he's 18 years old. Also listed is Perlina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 16).

On page 37 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 12, 1920), Charlie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #551, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Polina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Bertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 5 months), Eddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 7 months), and Buddy Rice (boarder, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 66-7 (Marion Township) in Pike County, Ohio (dated April 7 & 8, 1930), Charles Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #32, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Paulina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 13, age 33), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Elbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Loretta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Paulgean (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Orvil J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month), and Oachie E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months).

On page 9 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1940), Charlie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a laborer doing road construction for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Pauline (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 46), Elbert (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 21), Edwin (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Paul G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Arnele Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Ossie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The children of PLYNIA BOWLING and BEARDOG BLAIR are:

    1. ALBERTA BLAIR, b. 1910, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 11, 1973, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, m. (1) (unknown first name) ONEY, m. (2) KENNETH CAMPBELL.
      Notes: According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Alberta Blair Campbell (age 63), daughter of Mrs. Pauline Blair, was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, died in Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital in Norwalk, shortly after being admitted, and was buried in Fitchville Cemetery in Huron County. She was survived by her mother (of Shiloh); her husband, Kenneth Campbell; 3 sons, Charles Oney (of Plymouth), Bill Oney (California), and Roger Oney (Norwalk); 5 daughters, Mrs. Carroll Cutcher (Wakeman), Mrs. Christine Gemmel (Lorain), Mrs. Barbara Fleming (New London), Mrs. Janet Boss (New London), and Mrs. Chrystal Moore (New London); 3 brothers, Cecil Blair (West Virginia), Albert Blair (Kentucky), and Edward Blair (Oberlin); 2 sisters, Mrs. Loretta Walker (Kentucky) and Mrs. Edith Damron (Huron); 31 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Alberta Campbell was born about 1910, and died September 11, 1973 in Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital in Norwalk, Huron County, at the age of 63. She was married and living in Huron County at the time of her death.
    2. BERTHA BLAIR, b. 1914, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ONEY.
    3. CECIL BLAIR, b. 1915, Kentucky.
      Notes: It's possible that Cecil Blair married his cousin, Gussie Ward, daughter of his mother's sister, Clarinda.
    4. ELBERT BLAIR, b. October 18, 1918, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. December 23, 1976 Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ANNA MAE SPRADLIN.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Elbert Blair (age 58), son of the late Charlie Blair and Plinie Bowling Blair, was a mechanic, and a resident of Denver, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born October 18, 1918 in Morgan County, died December 23, 1976 in Paintsville Hospital, following a brief illness, and was buried in Blair Family Cemetery in Denver. In addition to his mother, he was survived by his wife, Anna Mae Spradlin Blair; 4 sons, Arnold Blair (of Pontiac, Michigan), Paul Blair (Denver), Hobart Blair (Denver), and Elbert Blair Jr. Blair (Denver); 4 daughters, Alice Ratliff (Denver), Dottie Ratliff (Denver), Ruth Ann Blair (Leander), and Debra Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 2 brothers, Paul Blair (Shallo, Ohio) and Eddie Blair (Shallo); 2 sisters, Loretta Fairchild (Staffordsville) and Edith Blair (Ohio); and 9 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. LORETTA BLAIR, b. November 22, 1920, Ohio, d. December 11, 2006, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WALKER FAIRCHILD, son of ROY FAIRCHILD and ARMINTA RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Loretta Blair Fairchild (age 86), daughter of the late Charlie and Pilina Bowling Blair, was born November 22, 1920 in Ohio, died December 11, 2006 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Fairchild Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walker Fairchild, in 1997; and 1 son, Ricky Fairchild. She was survived by 5 sons, Dean Fairchild (of Flat Gap), Jerry Fairchild (Staffordsville), Kenny Fairchild (Staffordsville), Bobby Fairchild (Gallipolis, Ohio), and Gerald Fairchild (Prestonsburg); 3 daughters, Sandra King (Staffordsville), Sharon Tackett (Staffordsville), and Barbara Jean Ward (Paintsville); 1 brother, Paul Dean Blair (Shilo, Ohio); 46 grandchildren; and 110 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. EDWARD BLAIR, b. April 4, 1922, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 23, 1999 in Elyria, Loraine County, Ohio, buried in Kipton, Loraine County, Ohio, m. MERLE KING.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edward Blair was born April 4, 1922 in Johnson County to Plina Bowling.
      According to his obituary, Edward Blair (age 77), son of the late Charles and Plynia Bolden Blair, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a resident of Oberlin, Ohio. He was born April 4, 1922 in Paintsville, died November 23, 1999 in Elyria Memorial Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Camden Cemetery in Kipton. In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Cecil Blair, Elbert Blair, and Jay Blair; 3 sisters, Berthie, Alberta, and Edith; and 1 granddaughter. He was survived by his wife, Merle King Blair, to whom he was married for 49 years; 3 sons, Ronald Blair (Norwalk), Richard Blair (North Fairchild), and Randall Blair (Wakeman); 3 daughters, Robin Wills (North Fairfield), Rita Marcum (Wakeman), and Ruth Bently (Wellington, Ohio); 1 brother, Paul Blair (Shiloh); 1 sister, Loretta Fairchild (Kentucky); 14 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. PAUL DEAN BLAIR, b. 1924, Kentucky.
    8. ORVILLE JAY BLAIR, b. 1926, Kentucky.
    9. OSSIE EDITH "EDITH" BLAIR, b. January 17, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 2, 1994, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, m. (unknown first name) DAMRON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edith Blair was born January 17, 1928 in Johnson County to Lina Boling.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Edith Blair Damron was born January 17, 1928 in Kentucky, and died February 2, 1994 in Fisher Titus Memorial Hospital in Norwalk, Huron County, at the age of 66. Her father's surname is listed as Blair, her mother's maiden name as Bolden, and she was divorced at the time of her death.







ELIJAH "LIGE" BOLDEN, son of SYLVANIA CANTRELL and CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING, was born February 11, 1894 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, died April 17, 1957 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in Chloe Creek Cemetery in Chloe Creek, Pike County, Kentucky. He married PHOEBE HONEYCUTT, daughter of ESAU HONEYCUTT and MARGARET WEBB, September 27, 1910 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, and died before 1970.

Notes: Phoebe Honeycutt was the sister of James Monroe Honeycutt.

Phoebe's name is listed as "Telia" in the 1900 census.

According to his obituary, Valentine "Tine" Honeycutt (age 76), son of the late Esau and Margaret Webb Honeycutt, was a retired farmer and laborer in Van Lear. He was born October 30, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died Autust 2, 1958 in a local hospital, following a day's illness, and was buried in Clark Cemetery on Daniels Creek. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Coraletha Harrington Honeycutt, in 1941. He was survived by 4 sons, Malcolm Honeycutt (of Van Lear), Orville Honeycutt (Van Lear), Dallas Honeycutt (Portsmouth, Ohio), and Randall Honeycutt (Portsmouth); 5 daughters, Mrs. Erma Webb (Van Lear), Mrs. Thelma Manns (Van Lear), Mrs. Elma Spears (Van Lear), Alma Honeycutt (Van Lear), and Pansy Marie Honeycutt (Van Lear); 4 brothers, Jimmy Honeycutt (Van Lear), Cecil Honeycutt (Van Lear), John Honeycutt (Meally), and Hansford Honeycutt; 5 sisters, Mrs. Phoeba Bowling (Pikeville), Mrs. Harriet Sesco, Mrs. Christine Fannin (Van Lear), Mrs. Jeanette Powers (Van Lear), and Margaret Ward. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Jinielee Honeycutt Powers (age 84), daughter of the late Esau and Margaret Webb Honeycutt, was a residenet of Van Lear. She was born in Johnson County, died May 19, 1970 in a local hospital, and was buried in Relocation Cemetery in Auxier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Powers, in 1966. She was survived by 3 sons, Elzie Powers (of Auxier), James Powers (Auxier), and George Powers (Auxier); 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Clifton (Van Lear) and Mrs. Maggie Hatfield (Jackson, Ohio); 4 brothers, Jimmy Honeycutt (Van Lear), Hansford Honeycutt (Van Lear), Cecil Honeycutt (Van Lear), and Johnny Honeycutt (Meally); 2 sisters, Margaret Ward (Van Lear) and Christine Fannin (Van Lear); 54 grandchildren; 168 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lige Bolden (works for the railroad, age 17) married Feby Honeycutt (age 16) on September 27, 1910 in Johnson County.

When Lige Bolen's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, he stated that he was a miner working for Consolidation Coal Company in Van Lear, Johnson County, that he was married and had 4 children, and that he was born February 26, 1894 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and brown hair.

According to his death certificate, Lige Bolden died April 17, 1957 in Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, from coronary thrombosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as West Liberty, Kentucky, his birth date as February 11, 1892, his marital status as married, his occupation as miner, his parents as Bailey Bolden and Sylvania Cantor Bolden, the informant as Phoebee Bolden, his place of residence as Chole Creek [Chloe Creek] Pike County, and the burial place as Chole Creek Cemetery in Chole Creek.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lige Bolden died April 17, 1957 in Pike County at the age of 64. He was living in Pike County at the time of his death.

On page 12 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Esaw Honeycut is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in May of 1860 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 19 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in May of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 36), Valentine (son, born in April of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Jennie (daughter, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Telia (daughter, born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Jane (daughter, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Christina (daughter, born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and John (son, born in April of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 67 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Esau Honeycutt is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 29 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 14 children and 10 are still living, age 43), Valentine (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 27), Phoeba (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Margaret J. [Margaret Jane] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Christine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), John W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), James M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Hansford (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 36-4 (Auxier) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Lidge Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Phoeby (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 37), Flossie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Claudie (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Willard (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Millard (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ira (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Dorthie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Gladis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Lidge Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 30 of the 1940 census for District 98-19A in Pike County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1940), Lige Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #230, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Phoebe (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 48), Iva (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lige Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Mandy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Nathaniel (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of LIGE BOLDEN and PHOEBE HONEYCUTT are:

    1. FLOSSIE BOLDEN, b. August 12, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 11, 1943, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. LEE SALMONS.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Flossie Bowling Salmons died November 11, 1943 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, from myocarditis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as August 12, 1911, her marital status as married, her husband as Lee Salmons, her place of residence as Prestonsburg, her parents as Elijah Bowling (b. Kentucky) and Pheba Honicutt (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lee Salmons of Prestonsburg, and the burial place as Prestonsburg.
    2. CLAUDE BOLDEN, b. 1913, Kentucky.
    3. WILLARD BOLDEN, b. 1915, Kentucky.
    4. MILLARD J. BOLDEN, b. May 30, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Millard J. Balding was born May 30, 1917 in Johnson County to Pheba Honeycut.
    5. IRA BOLDEN, b. April 16, 1919, Pike County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ira Bolden was born April 16, 1919 in Pike County to Feby Honeycut.
    6. DORTHIE BOLDEN, b. 1921, Kentucky.
    7. MARY M. BOLDEN, b. June 3, 1925, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 5, 2013, Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio, buried in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, m. ERNEST RICE, July 5, 1948, Pikeville, Pike County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary M. Bowlen was born June 4, 1925 in Johnson County to Pheffa Honeycutt.
      According to her obituary, Mary M. Bolden Rice (age 88), daughter of Lige and Phobe Honeycutt Bolden, was the last living of 7 brothers, and 4 sisters, and a resident of Geneva, Ohio, at the time of her death. She was born June 3, 1925 in Van Lear, Kentucky, died August 5, 2013 in UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital in Chardon, and was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneva. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Rice, whom she married July 5, 1948 in Pikeville, Kentucky; and 1 daughter, Ernestine Hershberger. She was survived by 3 sons, Roger (Patty) Rice (of Vermillion, Ohio), Lige (Laura) Rice (Geneva), and Orville (Kathy) Rice (Geneva); 4 daughters, Maudie Rice (Ashtabula), Vickie Gaugh (Norwalk, Ohio), Brenda Pudder (Geneva), and Belinda (Larry) Swartz (Amherst, Ohio); 23 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    8. GLADYS BOLDEN, b. November 4, 1927, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. April 3, 2012, Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, buried in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, m. (1) EARL SLONE, m. (2) LAWRENCE MCGIRR.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys Bowling was born November 4, 1927 in Floyd County to Phebie Honeycut.
      According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Gladys Bolden Slone Mcgirr (age 84), daughter of the late Leige and Phoebe Honeycutt Bolden, was a resident of Ashtabula, Ohio, at the time of her death. she was born November 27, 1927 in Prestonsburg, died April 3, 2012 in Saybrook Landing in Ashtabula, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Earl Slone; her 2nd husband, Lawrence McGirr; 6 brothers; 4 sisters; and 1 grandson, Matthew Passerell. She was survived by 1 son, Felix Slone (of Georgia); 5 daughters, Linda (Dan) Swift (of Pierpont, Ohio); Arlene (Phil) Prehn (Conneaut, Ohio); Martha (Michael) Passerell (Ashtabula); Karen (Gale) Urbano (Ashtabula); and Kay (Jeff) Crosby (Geneva, Ohio); 1 sister, Mary Rice (Geneva); 11 grandchildren; and 15 grandchildren.
    9. ELIJAH BOLDEN JR., b. March 6, 1930, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eliga Boling was born March 6, 1930 in Floyd County to Eva Honeycutt.
    10. MANDY BOLDEN, b. June 21, 1932, Pike County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wanda Bolden was born June 21, 1932 in Pike County to Feby Honeycutt.
    11. NATHANIEL BOLDEN, b. July 28, 1935, Pike County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nathaniel Bolling was born July 28, 1935 in Pike County to Pheby Bolling.







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