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MARY ELLEN CANTRELL, daughter of JAMES CANTRELL and LOUISA B. MCKENZIE, was born November 20, 1889 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 5, 1916 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Henry Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrell's Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES HARRISON "HARRISON" ESTEP, son of RICHARD H. ESTEP and LOURAINE FRANCES RAMEY, August 9, 1908 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 24, 1888 in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 4, 1983 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in James Harrison Cemetery in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky. James Estep married (2) ELLA MCKENZIE.

Notes: Mary Ellen Cantrell's brother, Harrison, married James Harrison Estep's sister, Thursa. James was also the brother of Cordellia J. Estep, Eliphus P. "Life" Estep, and Charles Wiley Estep.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Richard H. Estep (age 21) married Lourana F. Ramey (age 19) on March 15, 1879 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Mary Cantrell (parents b. Johnson County, age 19) married Harrison Estep (parents b. Johnson County, age 20) on August 9, 1908 in Johnson County.

When Harrison Estep's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Fuget, Kentucky, that he was widowed and had 3 children, and that he was born June 24, 1888 in Volga, Kentucky. He was found to be short and slender, and he had light brown eyes and brown hair.

When When James Harrison Estep's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Fuget, Kentucky, that the person who would always know his address was Ella Estep of Fuget, and that he was born June 24, 1888 in Fuget. He was found to be 5 feet 5 inches tall, he weighed 156 pounds, and he had blue eyes, red hair, and a light complexion.

According to her death certificate, Mary Ellen Cantril Estep died March 5, 1916 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as November 20, 1889, her marital status as married, her parents as James Cantril (b. Johnson County) and Louisa McKenzie (b. Johnson County), the informant as J. H. Estep of Fuget, and the burial place as Fuget.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary E. Estep died March 5, 1916 in Johnson County at the age of 26.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of her headstone shows that Mary E. Cantrell Estep lived from November 20, 1889 to March 5, 1916, and was buried in Henry Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrell's Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky. Her death certificate says that she was born November 20.

Information also found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and photos of their headstones (photo 2) (photo 3)shows that James Harrison Estep lived from January 24, 1888 to January 4, 1983, and was buried in James Harrison Estep Cemetery in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Ella McKenzie Estep lived from October 14, 1886 to October 31, 1954, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, James H. Estep (age 94), son of Richard and Lorraine Ramey Estep, was a resident of Cliff, Kentucky. He was born January 24, 1888 in Johnson County, died January 4, 1983 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Estep Cemetery in Fuget. He was survived by 4 sons, Hershel Estep (of Columbus, Ohio), Thomas Estep (Garrison, Kentucky), Orlan Estep (Flint, Michigan), and Gladys Estep (Fuget); 1 daughter, Hermalee Shaw (Cincinnati, Ohio); 1 brother, Charles W. Estep (Pickerington, Ohio); and 1 sister, Mrs. Exer Salyer (Fuget). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, James Estep was born June 24, 1888, and died in January of 1983. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, James H. Estep died January 4, 1983 in Floyd County at the age of 94. He was living in Floyd County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Ella McKenzie Estep (age 68), daughter of the late James and Laura Mahan McKenzie, and wife of Harrison Estep, was born October 14, 1886 in Johnson County, died on a Sunday with the funeral being held on November 3, 1954 in Fuget, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was survived by 2 sons, Oran Estep (of Flint, Michigan) and Gladdy Estep (Fuget); 1 daughter, Mrs. Hermalee Shaw (Cincinnati, Ohio); 6 brothers, Powell McKenzie (Flat Gap), Oscar McKenzie (Piketon, Ohio), Halleck McKenzie (Volga), Earl McKenzie (Flat Gap), Beldon McKenzie (Volga), and Frank McKenzie (Volga); 2 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Long (Columbus, Ohio) and Mrs. Marie McCarty (Chillicothe, Ohio); and 10 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 37 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), Richard H. Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #264, he's not working, born in October of 1858 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Lourena F. (wife, born in October of 1857 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, married for 21 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 41 [sic]), Cordilla J. (daughter, born in December of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Thursia E. (daughter, born in August of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Leifus (son, born in March of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Thomas (son, born in September of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Harrison (son, born in June of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Lilburn H. (son, born in June of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), John W. (son, born in October of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Rachel S. (daughter, born in October of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Philip S. (son, born in July of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Exer (daughter, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 14, 1920), Richard H. Estepp is listed as the head of the household for house #81, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Luranie F. [hard to read] (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in unknown, age 59), Exer [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Charles W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), James H. (son, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 31), Herchel Estepp (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Richard T. Estepp (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), and Thomas W. Estepp (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 30 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1930), James H. Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #283, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Ella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 34, age 44), Hershell (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Richard G. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Oren (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), Hermalee (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), and Dave McKenzie (boarder, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54). James' widowed mother is in house #280.

On page 33 of the 1940 census for District 58-11 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 6, 1940), James Harison Estep [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #270, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Elle (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 52), Orien (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Hermilee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Glady (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Lunie May Estep (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of MARY CANTRELL and JAMES ESTEP are:

    1. HERSCHEL ESTEP, b. August 14, 1909, Kentucky, d. September 14, 1986, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Alton, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (1) RACHEL KING, m. (2) CORA E. ROWLAND.
    2. RICHARD G. ESTEP, b. February 26, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 26, 1974, Madison County, Ohio, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Richard G. Estep was born February 26, 1911 in Johnson County to Mary Cantril.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Richard Estep was born February 26, 1911, and died in August of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Richard G. Estep was born about 1911, and died August 26, 1974 at home in Madison County at the age of 63. He was married at the time of his death.
    3. THOMAS W. ESTEPP, b. May 1, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 3, 1997, Mason County, Kentucky, m. NANCY GRIFFITH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Thomas Estep was born May 1, 1913 in Johnson County to Mary Contrel.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Thomas Estepp was born May 1, 1913, and died October 3, 1997. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Thomas Estepp died October 3, 1997 in Mason County at the age of 84. He was living in Lewis County at the time of his death.
      According to her death certificate, Lorraine L. Estep Conley died November 11, 2002 in Oak Leaf Village in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, from lung cancer. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Floyd County, Kentucky, her birth date as January 12, 1943, her marital status as married, her husband as Bobby F. Conley, her usual place of residence as Kimmel, Noble County, Indiana, her occupation as factory worker, her parents as Thomas Estep and Nancy Griffith, and the informant as Bobby F. Conley. She was cremated.
    4. OLA J. ESTEP, b. October 31, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 31, 1914, Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, O. A. Estep was born October 31, 1914 in Johnson County to Mary Cantril.
      According to his death certificate, Ova Estep was stillborn on October 31, 1914 in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Harrison Estep (b. Johnson County) and Mary Cantril (b. Johnson County), the informant as J. H. Estep of Fuget, and the burial place as Fuget.
      Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of her headstone shows that Ola J. Estep was buried in Henry Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrell's Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky.







RACHEL KING, daughter of MARTHA PENNINGTON CURTIS and POWELL J. KING, was born April 6, 1913 in Kentucky, died March 17, 1938 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married HERSCHEL ESTEP, son of MARY ELLEN CANTRELL and JAMES HARRISON "HARRISON" ESTEP. He was born August 14, 1909 in Kentucky, died September 14, 1986 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Alton Cemetery in Alton, Franklin County, Ohio. Herschel Estep married (2) CORA E. ROWLAND, daughter of DANIEL ROWLAND and MIRANDA PENNINGTON CURTIS. She was born July 1, 1920 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died August 30, 1986 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Alton Cemetery in Alton, Franklin County, Ohio

Notes: Daniel Rowland was the brother of Dicy Rowland and Emazela Rowland.

Miranda Curtis' name was listed as Miranda Penington on page 2 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky, and as Mranda Curtis [sic] on page 4 of the 1910 census for District 150 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Daniel Rowland married Marandia Pennington on September 24, 1913 in Morgan County.

According to his death certificate, Daniel Rowland died April 3, 1935 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, from Brights disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Morgan County, Kentucky, his age as 58 years 11 months, his marital status as married, his wife as Randa Rowland, his occupation as farmer, his father as John Rowland (b. Kentucky), his mother's maiden name as Sturgen [Sarah Jane Sturgeon] (b. Kentucky), the informant as Randa Rowland, and the burial place as John Holbrook Cemetery.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Correanie L. Rowland was born July 1, 1920 in Morgan County to Randa Estep. According to her death certificate, Rachel King Estep died March 17, 1938 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from an abscess on her right lung. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 6, 1913, her husband as Hurshel Estep, her parents as Powell King (b. Kentucky) and Martha Curtis (b. Kentucky), the informant as Powell King of Red Bush, Kentucky, and the burial place as Fuget, Kentucky.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Herschel Estep lived from 1909 to 1986, and was buried in Alton Cemetery in Alton, Franklin County, Ohio, and that Cora Estep lived from 1920 to 1986, and was buried in the same cemetery. Cora's mother is also buried at this cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Herschel Estep was born August 14, 1909, and died in September of 1986. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Hersche Estep [sic] was born about 1909 in Kentucky, and died September 14, 1986 in Doctors Hospital-West in Franklin County at the age of 77. He was widowed and living in Franklin County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Cora Estep was born July 1, 1920, and died in August of 1986. She received her Social Security card in 1968 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Cora E. Estep was born about 1920 in Kentucky, and died August 30, 1986 at home in Franklin County at the age of 66. She was married at the time of her death.

On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 58-9 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930, Daniel Rowland is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Renda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 37), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Alonzo R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Cora E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Effie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Dixie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 6 months), and Rosa E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 58-10 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Hershell Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #149, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road construction project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 6th grade education, age 19), David (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lula May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2). Cora's widowed mother is in house #181.

On page 33 of the 1940 census for District 58-11 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 6, 1940), James Harison Estep [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #270, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Elle (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 52), Orien (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Hermilee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Glady (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Lunie May Estep (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of RACHEL KING and HERSCHEL ESTEP are:

    1. EULAS PAUL ESTEP, b. January 5, 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eulas P. Estep was born January 5, 1933 in Johnson County to Ratchel King.
    2. JAMES DAVID ESTEP, b. 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James D. Estep was born in Johnson County to Racheal King.
    3. LUNNA MAY ESTEP, b. May 1, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 8, 1995, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WONNIE "TODDIE" CURTIS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fannie M. Estep was born May 1, 1937 in Johnson County to Rachel King.
      According to her obituary, Lunna Estep Curtis (age 58), daughter of Herschel and Rachael King Estep, was born May 1, 1937 in Johnson County, died November 8, 1995 at home in Flat Gap, and was buried in Curtis Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was survived by her husband, Wonnie "Toddie" Curtis; 7 sons, Cecil Ray Curtis (of Flat Gap), Tony Alvin Curtis (Flat Gap), Bryan Keith Curtis (Flat Gap), John Matthew Curtis (Flat Gap), Michael Curtis (Staffordsville), Johnny Marvin Curtis (Sitka), and William Carl Curtis (Keaton); 6 daughters, Barbara Nadene Carr (Flat Gap), Paula Mae Curtis (Flat Gap), Patricia Wandalene Fitch (Ashland), Donna Jewel Lemaster (West Van Lear), Sandra Faye Williams (Paintsville), and Eulah Rachael Curtis (Falcon); 2 brothers, Paul Estep (Ohio) and David Estep (Ohio); 3 half-brothers; 3 half-sisters; 15 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and 5 step-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of HERSCHEL ESTEP and CORA ROWLAND are:

    1. JIMMIE ESTEP, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ERNESTINE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jimmie Estep was born in Johnson County to Cora Rowland.
    2. MARY JANE ESTEP, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JIM BOYSEL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jimmie Estep was born in Johnson County to Cara Rowland.
    3. FRANCES GRACE ESTEP, b. June 3, 1945, Ohio, d. September 20, 2003, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Galloway, Franklin County, Ohio, m. HERB JOHNSON.
      Notes: According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Frances Grace Estep Johnson, daughter of the late Herschel and Cora Estep, was also preceded in death by 1 brother; and 2 sisters. She was survived by her husband, Herb Johnson; 1 son, Ted Johnson; 2 daughters, Roxanne (Joe) Vincent and Cindy Johnson; 5 brothers, David Estep, Junior (Ernestine) Estep, Harrison (Judy) Estep, Thomas (Alice) Estep, and Jack Estep; 2 sisters, Mary Jane (Jim) Boysel and Rose McGuire; and 4 grandchildren, Zachary Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Graceanne Johnson, and Kierra Vincent.
    4. DAVID ESTEP.
    5. HARRISON ESTEP, m. JUDY (unknown last name).
    6. THOMAS ESTEP, m. ALICE (unknown last name).
    7. JACK ESTEP.
    8. ROSE ESTEP, m. (unknown first name) MCGUIRE.







JOHN PENNINGTON CURTIS, son of RACHEL CANTRELL and GEORGE W. PENNINGTON CURTIS, was born August 8, 1883 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 28, 1942 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McCarty Cemetery in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARY L. MCCARTY, daughter of DAVID JESSE MCCARTY and SARAH ANN BLANTON, November 21, 1903 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born October 12, 1886 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 22, 1931, and is buried in McCarty Cemetery in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Pennington (age 20) married Mary McCarty (age 16) on November 21, 1903 in Johnson County.

When John Curtis' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Manila, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Mary Curtis of Manila, and that he was born August 7, 1882. He was found to be 5 feet 6 inches tall, of stout build, and he had light blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Johnie Curtis lived from August 8, 1883 to March 28, 1942, and was buried in McCarty Cemetery in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, and Mary McCarty Curtis lived from October 12, 1886 to October 12, 1886, and was buried in the same cemetery. There is a photo of Mary's headstone, but none of John's. Several of their children were buried here as well.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of his headstone shows that Johnie Curtis lived from August 8, 1883 to March 28, 1942, and was buried in McCarty Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Johnny Curtis was born August 7, 1884 in Relief, Johnson County, Kentucky. His parents are listed as Rachael Cantrill and George Curtis.

According to his death certificate, John Curtis died March 28, 1942 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, from apoplexy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Red Bush, his birth date as August of 1885, his marital status as married, his wife as Mary McCarty (age 53), his place of residence as Manila, his occupation as farmer, his father of George Curtis (b. Johnson County), his mother's maiden name as "Didn't know," the informant as Walter Curtis of Manilla, and the burial place as Manila.

According to his obituary, John Curtis (age 56), son of Mr. and Mrs. George Curtis, died suddenly on a Saturday at home in Manila, and was buried in the home cemetery. He married Miss Mary McCarty 30 years prior. He was survived by 3 sons, Walter Curtis, Flem Curtis, Hammie Curtis; 2 daughters, Mrs. Noah McCarty and Ruth Curtis; 1 brother, Leander Curtis (of Johnson County); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha King (Johnson County) and Sarah McKenzie (Johnson County). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her death certificate, Mary McCarty Curtis died October 22, 1931 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as October 13, 1887, her marital status married, her husband as Johnie Curtis, her parents as D. J. McCarty (b. Virginia) and Ann Blanton (b. Johnson County), the informant as Johny Curtis, and the burial place as Low Gap.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary Carter died October 22, 1931 in Johnson County at the age of 44.

On page 25 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), John Penington is listed as the head of the household for house #178, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and his age isn't listed. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 22), Walter W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Ella N. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3 & 5, 1920), John Curtis is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Mary L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ella N. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Flem (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 5 months).

On pages 25 & 26 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19 & 21, 1930), Johnny Curtis is listed as the head of the household for house #238, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 42), Flem (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Hammie (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Eda Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1940), Johnie Curtis is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, widowed, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Hammie (son, farm helper, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 16), and Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of JOHN CURTIS and MARY MCCARTY are:

    1. WALTER EARL CURTIS, b. April 26, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 11, 1987, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EMMA BLANTON.
    2. ELLA "NORA" CURTIS, b. September 19, 1907, Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 19, 1966, Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HALLECK MCCARTY.
    3. SARA A. CURTIS, b. April 5, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 16, 1918, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sara A. Curtis was born April 5, 1911 in Johnson County to Mary McCarty.
      According to her death certificate, Sary Curtis died January 16, 1918 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "accident - burns." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as April 5, 1911, her parents as Johnie Curtis (b. Morgan County) and Mary McCarty (b. Johnson County), the informant as Paris McCarty of Kenwood, Kentucky, and the burial place as Kenwood.
    4. FLEM CURTIS, b. August 20, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 29, 1982, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ETHEL BLANTON, daughter of HATTIE HOWARD and ED BLANTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Flenn Curtis was born August 20, 1918 in Johnson County to Mary Curtis.
      According to his obituary, Flem Curtis (age 63), son of Johnnie and Mary McCarty Curtis, was a heavy equipment operator for the State Highway Department. He was born August 20, 1918 in Johnson County, died May 29, 1982 at home in Oil Springs, and was buried in McCarty Cemetery in Manila. He was survived by his wife, Ethel Blanton Curtis; 1 son, Johnnie Curtis (of Flat Gap); 3 daughters, Joan Estep (Barnetts Creek), Gertrude Fairchild (Staffordsville), and Sue Curtis (Oil Springs); 1 brother, Walter Curtis (Oil Springs); 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. EMMA JEAN CURTIS, b. April 8, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 3, 1921, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Emma J. Curtis was born April 8, 1920 in Johnson County to Mary McCarty.
      According to her death certificate, Immogene Curtis died October 3, 1921 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from bronchial pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 8, 1920, her parents as John Curtis (b. Kentucky) and Mary McCarty (b. Kentucky), the informant as W. D. McKenzie of Manila, and the burial place as McCarty Cemetery.
    6. HAMMIE CURTIS, b. August 15, 1923, Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 3, 1960, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELOUISE FAIRCHILD, daughter of FRANK B. FAIRCHILD and CLOVA E. ADAMS.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Hammie Curtis (age 37), son of John and Mary McCarty Curtis, was a 5 year resident of Columbus, Ohio. He was born August 15, 1923 in Manila, died in an automobile accident on December 3, 1960 in Circleville, Ohio, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Elouise Fairchilds Curtis [sic]; 1 son, Johnny Frank Curtis (of Columbus); 2 brothers, Walter Curtis (Manila) and Flem Curtis (Staffordsville); and 2 sisters, Nora McCarty (Manila) and Ruth McCoy (Barboursville, West Virginia. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. EDNA RUTH CURTIS, b. November 1, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1965, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CURTIS W. MCCOY, 1953, Wayne County, Kentucky. Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna R. Curtis was born November 1, 1926 in Johnson County to Mary McCarter.
      According to West Virginia marriage record transcripts, Edna Ruth Curtis married Curtis W. McCoy in 1953 in Wayne County.
      According to her obituary, Edna Ruth Curtis McCoy (age 39), daughter of Johnnie and Mary McCarty Curtis, was a 12 year resident of Huntington, West Virginia. She was born November 1, 1926 in Johnson County, died December 9, 1965 in Huntington, and was buried in Curtis Cemetery. She was survived by her husband, C. W. McCoy; 1 son, Jimmie Watson McCoy (of Huntington, age 11); 1 daughter, Gwendolyn McKenzie (Fuget); 2 brothers, Walter Curtis (Manila) and Flem Curtis (Staffordsville); and 1 sister, Nora McCarty (Manila). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







JAMES HENRY "HENRY" CANTRELL, son of JOHN CANTRELL and SARAH WEBB, was born May 8, 1853, Big Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died after 1915. He married SARAH MARGARET COX, daughter of ISAAC COX and LYDIA FAIRCHILD, March 14, 1874 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was born October 21, 1851 in Scott County, Virginia, and died January 15, 1915 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: James Henry Cantrell's sister, Nancy, married Sarah Cox's brother, William Asberry Cox. Sarah was also the sister of Moses Franklin Cox.

According to Kentucky birth records, James Henry Cantrel was born May 8, 1853 in Big Paint, Johnson County, to John Cantrel and Sarah Webb.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Henry Cantrell married Sarah M. Cox on March 14, 1874 in Morgan County.

According to her death certificate, Sarah Margaret Cantrell died January 15, 1915 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Suposed to be Meales." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Scott County, Virginia, her birth date as October 21, 1851, her marital status as married, her parents as Isaac Cox (b. Scott County, Virginia) and Liddie Fairchild (b. Scott County, Virginia), and the informant as M. L. McDowell of Barn Rock, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sarah M. Cantrell died January 13, 1915 in Johnson County at the age of 63.

On page 14 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 19, 1860), Isaac Cox is listed as the head of the household for house #725, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Lydia (born in Virginia, age 33), Herman [David Herman Cox] (born in Virginia, age 16), Sylvester [Aaron Sylvester Cox] (born in Virginia, age 14), Ashey [William Asberry Cox] (born in Virginia, age 12), Rebecca (born in Virginia, age 10), Lyddia M. (born in Virginia, age 8), Jackson (born in Virginia, age 6), Henry (born in Virginia, age 4), and Moses (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 21 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 7, 1870), Isaac Cox is listed as the head of the household for house #147, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Lydia (born in Virginia, age 46), Rebecca J. (born in Virginia, age 20), Sarah M. (born in Virginia, age 18), Andrew J. [Andrew Jackson Cox] (born in Virginia, age 15), Henry A. (born in Virginia, age 13), Moses F. (born in Virginia, age 11), Nancy E. (born in Virginia, age 8), and Amanda M. (born in Virginia, age 4).

On page 7 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1880), James H. Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #218, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Sarah M. (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 27), Rachel E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Nancy A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Rebecca J. (daughter, born in November of 1879 in Kentucky, age 6 months). They are living next to Henry's sister, Rachel, and his brother, Moses, is in the next house.

On page 80 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1900), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #552, he's a farmer, born in May of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, and he's 46 yeras old. Also listed are Sarah M. (wife, born in October of of 1851 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 12 children and 7 are still living, age 48), Reachel E. (daughter, single, not working, born in November of 1876 in Kentucky, age 23), Rebecca J. (daughter, born in October of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), Thomas F. (son, born in May of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Lydia F. (daughter, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Charlotte (daughter, born in September of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), and John (son, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #22, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Rachel Ellen (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 34), Erie Cantrell (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), and John (son, born in Kentucky, age 16).

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), Mathew L. McDowell is listed as the head of the household for house #149, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 10 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Nancy A. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 31), Arnold (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Jesse (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Elizabeth (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Maxie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Rissie A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Margaret Cantrell (mother-in-law, married, born in Virginia, parents born unknown, 1st marriage, married for 40 years, age 61).

    The children of HENRY CANTRELL and SARAH COX are:

    1. RACHEL ELLEN CANTRELL, b. October 1, 1876, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Rachael E. Cantrell was born October 1, 1876 in Johnson County to Henry Cantrell and Mary M. Cox.
    2. NANCY ANN CANTRELL, b. March 1878, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. after 1926, m. MATTHEW LAFAYETTE "LAFAYETTE" MCDOWELL.
    3. REBECCA J. CANTRELL, b. November 1879, Kentucky.
    4. THOMAS F. CANTRELL, b. May 4, 1884, Kentucky, d. December 6, 1946, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TALLIE KING.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Thomas Cantrell died December 6, 1946 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, from pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 4, 1876, his marital status as married, his wife as Tallie King, his place of residence as Volga, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Henry Cantrell (b. Kentucky) and Margaret Cox (b. Kentucky), the informant as Walter Cantrell of Volga, and the burial place as Staffordsville.
    5. LYDIA F. CANTRELL, b. February 1886, Kentucky.
    6. CHARLOTTE CANTRELL, b. September 1889, Kentucky.
    7. JOHN CANTRELL, b. May 1892, Kentucky.







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