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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 MIRANDA JANE "RANDA" PENNINGTON and DANIEL ROWLAND. 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: 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 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.
      Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, there was a Rebecca J. Cantrel (age 22) who married a William S. Picklesimer (b. Johnson County, 2nd marriage, age 33) on October 28, 1901 in Johnson County.
      On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 184 (Ceredo) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated April 15, 1910), William Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Becky (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 32), Irvine (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Artha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Edith (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).
    4. THOMAS F. CANTRELL, b. May 4, 1884, Kentucky, d. December 6, 1946, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TALLAHASSIE "TALLIE" KING.
    5. LYDIA FRANCES CANTRELL, b. February 1886, Kentucky, d. after 1920, m. FRANKLIN ARMS.
    6. CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CANTRELL, b. September 1889, Kentucky, d. February 3, 1914, Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, married EZRA JONES.
    7. JOHN R. CANTRELL, b. May 4, 1894, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 1, 1945, Russell, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LUCY SPRADLIN.







NANCY ANN CANTRELL, daughter of JAMES HENRY "HENRY" CANTRELL and SARAH MARGARET COX, was born in March of 1878 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died after 1926. She married MATTHEW LAFAYETTE "LAFAYETTE" MCDOWELL, son of JAMES MCDOWELL and ELIZABETH SPARKS, March 29, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 7, 1875 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 21, 1920 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: Nancy Ann Cantrell probably died before 1930, as her daughter Norma is found living with her brother and sister in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1930, and she's 13 years old.

According to Kentucky marriage records, James McDowal (farmer, b. Lawrence County, father b. Virginia, mother b. unknown, resident of Johnson County, 2nd marriage, age 47) married Elizabeth Sparks (b. Johnson County, parents b. unknown, resident of Johnson County, 1st marriage, age 32) on February 14, 1874. Transcripts show that they were married in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nancy Cantrill was born in March of 1878 in Johnson County to Henry Cantrill (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Cox (b. Kentucky).

According to Kentucky birth records, Mathew L. Mcdowell was born January 7, 1875 in Johnson County to James Mcdowell (b. Lawrence County) and Elizabeth Sparks (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Nancy A. Cantrell (age 21) married M. Layfayett McDowell (age 25) on March 29, 1900 in Johnson County.

When Lafayette McDowell's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, he stated that he was a farmer in Portsmouth, that his closest relative was his wife, Nancy Ann McDowell, of Portsmouth, and that he was born January 7, 1875. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

Nancy McDowell, widow of Lafayette McDowell, is found in a city directory in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, in 1926.

According to his death certificate, M. Lafayette McDowell died September 21, 1920 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, from chronic articular rheumatism. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, his birth date as January 7, 1875, his marital status as married, his wife as Nancie McDowell, his occupation as farmer, his parents as James McDowell (b. unknown) and Elizabeth Sparks (b. Johnson County), the informant as Nancie McDowell of Portsmouth, and the burial place as Greenlawn Cemetery. Not being able to read or write, Nancy signed the certificate with an "X."

According to Ohio death records, M. L. McDowell died September 21, 1920 in Scioto County.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that M. Lafayette McDowell was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. No headstone photos are provided.

On page 30 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), James McDowel is listed as the head of the household for house #229, he's a farmer, born in March of 1827 in Kentucky, parents born in Pennsylvania, married for 26 years, and he's 73 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in October of 1842 in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 51), Mathew L. (son, married, farm laborer, born in January of 1876 in Kentucky, married for 0 years, age 24), Nancy A. (daughter-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in March of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 0 years, she hasn't had any children, age 21), Jesse A. (son, single, farm laborer, born in June of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), Henry (son, single, farm laborer, born in April of 1879 in Kentu cky, age 21), and Emaline (daughter, born in August of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18).

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 (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Maxie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Rissie A. (daughter, 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).

On page 22 & 23 of the 1920 census for District 157 (Wayne Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 8 & 9, 1920), Matthew L. McDowell is listed as the head of the household for house #207, he's not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 yearsd old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), James (son, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, age 19), Jesse (son, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, age 17), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Maxwell (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Alice R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Norma M. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 3 years 0 months).

    The children of NANCY CANTRELL and LAFAYETTE MCDOWELL are:

    1. JAMES ARNOLD MCDOWELL, b. December 3, 1900, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 2, 1963, Fresno County, California.
      Notes: James A. McDowell was an employee of Chicago Northwestern Railroad in 1946 when he registered for a retirement account. He was born December 3, 1900 in Pinsville [Paintsville], Kentucky, he was living in Chicago, Illinois, and his parents are listed as Lathe and Nancy.
      According to California death record transcripts, James A. McDowell was born December 3, 1901 in Kentucky, and died April 2, 1963 in Fresno County. His mother's maiden name is listed as Cantrill.
    2. WILLIAM JESSE MCDOWELL, b. January 20, 1902, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 7, 1953, Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky, buried in Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, William Jessie McDowell died June 7, 1953 at home in Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky, from bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, his birth date as January 20, 1901, his marital status as never married, his occupation as miner, his parents as Layfette McDowell and Nancy Cantrell, the informant as Alice Stacy, and the burial place as Stacy Cemetery in MillBranch, Dwarf, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William J. Mcdowell died June 7, 1953 in Perry County at the age of 52. He was living in Perry County at the time of his death.
      On page 72 of the 1930 census for District 73-39 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 2, 1930), John Colley is listed as the head of the household for family #847 in house #688, he's a shearer in a scrapyard, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Maxine (wife, fancy stitcher in a shoe factory, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 25), Jesse McDowell (brother-in-law, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), and Norma McDowell (sister-in-law, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).
      On page 30 of the 1940 census for District 73-52 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 10, 1940), Jessie McDowell is listed as the head of the household for house #306, he's a laborer in a brickyard, single, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 40 years old. Also listed is Maxie McDowell (sister, single, sewer in a shoe factory, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 38). They are living next to their sister, Alice.
    3. ELIZABETH MCDOWELL, b. 1904, Kentucky.
    4. MAXINE MCDOWELL, b. 1905, Kentucky, m. JOHN COLLEY.
      Notes: Maxie McDowell is found living with her brother, Jesse, in 1930 and 1940.
    5. RISSIE ALICE "ALICE" MCDOWELL, b. August 9, 1907, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1987, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, buried in Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky, m. (1) LEE RIGSBY, m. (2) TAYLOR ROY "ROY" STACY.
    6. BRUCE MCDOWELL, b. January 17, 1911, Kentucky, d. December 10, 1928 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to his death certificate found on findagrave.com, Bruce McDowell died December 10, 1928 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 17, 1911, his marital status as single, his occupation as day laborer doing bridge work, his parents as Lafayette McDowell (b. Kentucky) and Nancy Canter (b. Kentucky), the informant as Jesse McDowell, and the burial place as Greenlawn Cemetery.
    7. NORMA M. MCDOWELL, b. 1917, Ohio.
      Notes: Norma is found living with her brother, Jesse, and her sister, Maxine, in 1930.







RISSIE ALICE "ALICE" MCDOWELL, daughter of NANCY ANN CANTRELL and MATTHEW LAFAYETTE "LAFAYETTE" MCDOWELL, was born August 9, 1907 in Kentucky, died December 9, 1987 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and is buried in Stacy Cemetery near Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky. She married (1) LEE RIGSBY about 1923. She married (2) TAYLOR ROY "ROY" STACY. He was born July 15, 1900 in Kentucky, died December 21, 1974 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and is buried in Stacy Cemetery near Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky.

Notes: A listing of the people buried in Stacy Cemetery found online shows that Alice M. Stacy lived from August 9, 1907 to December 9, 1987, and was buried in Stacy Cemetery near Dwarf in Perry County, Kentucky, and that Taylor R. Stacy lived from July 15, 1900 to December 21, 1974, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alice Stacy was born August 9, 1907, and died in December of 1987. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alice M. Stacy died December 9, 1987 in Perry County at the age of 80. She was living in Perry County at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Roy Stacey was born July 15, 1901, and died in December of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Taylor R. Stacy died December 21, 1974 in Perry County at the age of 74. He was living in Perry County at the time of his death.

On page 27 of the 1930 census for District 73-37 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 16, 1930), Alice McDowell is found living as a boarder in house #226, the home of an Eaton family. She's sewing buckles in a shoe factory, divorced, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, first married at age 17, and she's 23 years old. Also listed is Homer McDowell (boarder, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, age 4).

On page 37 of the 1930 census for District 73-14 (Niles) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 9, 1930), Taylor Stacy found living as a boarder with family #320, a Smott family. He's a shearer in a steel mill, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, and he's 29 years old.

On page 30 of the 1940 census for District 73-52 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 10, 1940), Roy Stacey is listed as the head of the household for house #305, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 6th grade education, age 32), Arthur Stacey [Arthur Stacy] (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Homer Rigsby (step-son, born in Ohio, age 15), George Rigsby (son, born in Ohio, age 9), and Jimmie Rigsby (son, born in Ohio, age 5). They are living next to Alice's brother, Jesse, and her sister, Maxie.

    The children of ALICE MCDOWELL and LEE RIGSBY are:

    1. HOMER LEE RIGSBY, b. September 7, 1925, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, d. August 29, 1988.
      Notes: According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Homer Lee Rigsby was born September 7, 1925 in Portsmouth, Ohio, and died August 29, 1988. His parents are listed as Rissie A. McDowell and Dee Rigsby.
    2. GEORGE RIGSBY, b. 1931, Ohio.
    3. JIMMIE RIGSBY, b. 1935, Ohio.







THOMAS F. CANTRELL, son of JAMES HENRY "HENRY" CANTRELL and SARAH MARGARET COX, was born May 4, 1884 in Kentucky, died December 6, 1946 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married TALLAHASSIE "TALLIE" KING, daughter of THOMAS KING and NANCY E. OSBORN, August 9, 1906 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born October 21, 1884 in Kentucky, and died November 21, 1937 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thomas King (age 33) married Nancy Osbourn (age 21) on April 27, 1877 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Nancy Osborn King died January 15, 1852 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from influenza and pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as January 15, 1852, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Andy Osborn (b. Kentucky) and Susan Blevins (b. Kentucky), the informant as Milt King of Volga, Kentucky, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thomas Cantril (age 22) married Tallie King (age 24) on August 9, 1906 in Johnson County.

When Thomas Cantrell's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Staffordsville, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Tally Cantrell of Staffordsville, and that he was born May 4, 1880. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and red hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

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.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Thomas Cantrell died December 6, 1946 in Johnson County at the age of 70. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Tawl King Cantrell died November 21, 1937 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from acute gastritis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 21, 1884, her marital status as married, her husband as Tom Cantrell, her usual place of residence as Staffordsville, her parents as Tom King (b. Kentucky) and Nancy Orsborn [sic] (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Tom Cantrell of Staffordsville.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tarol Cantrill died November 21, 1937 in Johnson County at the age of 53. She was living in Staffordsville at the time of her death.

On page 10 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Thomas King is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, born in September of 1844 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 23 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Nancy E. (wife, born in March of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, she's given birth to 6 chiildren and 5 are still living, age 45), Tallehassee (daughter, born in October of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), Jessie E. (son, born in April of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), and Floyd (son, born in March of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Thomas Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #53, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Tallie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 22), and Stephen (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Tallie's widowed mother.

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 16, 1920), Tomie Cantrill is listed as the head of his family in house #176, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Tella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Stephen (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Shurman (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living under the same roof as Tallie's brother, Jesse.

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Tom Canterill is listed as the head of the household for house #15, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Tallie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 42), Sherman (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Dewey (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1940), Tom Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #137, he's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Sherman (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 1st grade education, age 23), Bertha (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 20), Stephen (son, single, laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, 1st grade education, age 32), and Walter (son, single, laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 21).

    The children of THOMAS CANTRELL and TALLIE KING are:

    1. STEPHEN V. CANTRELL, b. July 13, 1907, Kentucky, d. August 11, 1973, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Stephen V. Cantrell (age 66), son of the late Tommy and Tallie King Cantrell, was a resident of Staffordsville. He was born July 13, 1907, died August 11, 1973, following a brief illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by 2 brothers, Walter Cantrell (of Sitka) and Sherman E. Cantrell (Volga). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. SHERMAN CANTRELL, b. May 20, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 1, 1984, Phelps, Pike County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BERTHA BORDERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sherman Cantrill was born May 20, 1913 in Johnson County to Talie King.
      According to his obituary, Sherman Cantrell (age 72), son of Tommy and Tallie King Cantrell, was retired farmer, and a resident of Volga, Kentucky. He was born May 18, 1912 in Johnson County, died November 1, 1984 in Phelps Community Medical Center in Phelps, and was buried in the family cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by his wife, Bertha Borders Cantrell; 3 sons, James Cantrell (of Mechanicsburg, Ohio), Bruce Cantrell (Lexington), and Earl Cantrell (Lagrange); 1 brother, Walter Cantrell (Sitka); and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. WALTER CANTRELL, b. September 26, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 2, 1997, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLORA KING.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Walter Cantrill was born September 26, 1917 in Johnson County to Tallie King.
      According to his obituary, Walter Cantrell (age 80), son of the late Tommy and Talahasa King Cantrell, was born September 26, 1913 in Johnson County, died December 2, 1997 in King's Daughters Medical Center, and was buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by his wife, Clora King Cantrell; 3 sons, Floyd Tommy Cantrell (of Sitka), Homer Ramey Cantrell (Sitka), and Paul Edward Cantrell (Sitka); 1 daughter, Julie Castle (Thealka); 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







LYDIA FRANCES CANTRELL, daughter of JAMES HENRY "HENRY" CANTRELL and SARAH MARGARET COX, was born in February 1886 in Kentucky, and died after 1920. She married FRANKLIN ARMS, son of JOHN ARMS and RACHEL COLEMAN, August 8, 1905 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born July 8, 1887 in Kentucky, died February 2, 1963 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. Franklin Arms married (2) MANDA SINGLETON, daughter of BILL SINGLETON and ISABELLE (unknown last name). She was born May 17, 1898 in Stormking, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky, died October 17, 1956 in Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky, and is buried in Bill Hill Cemetery in Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

Notes: Isabelle Singleton's maiden name was reportedly Isabelle Stacy.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lydia Frances Cantrill (father b. Johnson County, mother b. Scioto County, Ohio, age 21) married Frank Arms (mother b. Johnson County, age 17) on August 8, 1905 in Johnson County.

When Frank Arms' World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a coal miner working for Consolidation Coal Company in Van Lear, Johnson County, that he was married and had 4 children, and that he was born July 8, 1887 in Johnson County. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

When Frank None [no middle name] Arms' World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, he stated that he was self-employed, that he was living in Viper, Perry County, that the person who would always know his address was Mrs. Amanda Arms of Viper, and that he was born July 8, 1887 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 9 inches tall, he weighed 145 pounds, and he had gray eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion.

According to his death certificate, Frank Arms died February 2, 1963 in Hazard Memorial Hospital in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Arteriosclerotic heart disease with coronary insufficiency and occulusion" and "Senility." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as July of 1887, his marital status as divorced, his usual place of residence as Hazard, his occupation as retired miner, his parents as John Arms and Rachel Coleman, the informant as his daughter, Gertrude Hurt, and the burial place as Riverside Cemetery in Hazard.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Frank Arms was born July 8, 1887, and died in February of 1963. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in and his last place of residence was in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Frank Arms died February 28, 1963 in Perry County at the age of 75. He was living in Perry County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Manda Jane Arms died October 17, 1956 in Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky, from "Melano - Carcinoma." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Stormking, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky, her birth date as May 17, 1898, her marital status as married, her usual place of residence as Jeff, her parents as Bill Singleton and Esibelle Singleton, the informant as her brother, Ed Singleton, and the burial place as Bill Hill Cemetery in Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

On page 28 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1910), Frank Armes is listed as the head of the household for house #213, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Lydia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 21), Lewis (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Unice (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 4 months), and William Armes (brother, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 97-22 (Masons Creek) in Perry County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Franklin Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #61, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Mandy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 30), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), and Gertrude (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 13 of the 1940 census for District 97-26 in Perry County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1940), Frank Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Perry County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 52 years old. Also listed is Manda (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 42).

    The children of LYDIA CANTRELL and FRANK ARMS are:

    1. JOHN LEWIS "LEWIS" ARMS, b. March 9, 1907, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 26, 1962, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, buried in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, m. EMILY JONES.
    2. UNICE ARMS, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    3. WILLIAM C. ARMS, b. June 28, 1911, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William C. Arms was born June 28, 1911 in Floyd County to Lyddie Cantrell.
    4. FRANK ARMS, b. March 12, 1916, Pike County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Frank Arms was born March 12, 1916 in Pike County to Liddie Canter.
    5. RICHARD ARMS, b. August 19, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Richard Arms was born August 19, 1918 in Johnson County to Lydia Cantrill.
    6. GERTRUDE M. ARMS, March 16, 1921, Letcher County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1981, Busy, Perry County, Kentucky, buried in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, m. LOGAN HURT. He was b. January 6, 1913, d. November 7, 1962, buried in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gertrude Arms was born March 16, 1921 in Letcher County to Lyda Cantrill.
      Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Gertrude Hurt lived from March 16, 1921 to February 5, 1981, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and that Logan Hurt lived from January 6, 1913 to November 7, 1962, and was buried in the same cemetery.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Gertrude Hurt was born March 16, 1921, and died in February of 1981. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, her last place of residence was in Busy, Perry County, Kentucky, and her last benefit was paid out in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Gertrude Hurt died February 5, 1981 in Perry County at the age of 58. She was living in Perry County at the time of her death.







JOHN LEWIS "LEWIS" ARMS, son of LYDIA F. CANTRELL and FRANKLIN ARMS, was born March 9, 1907 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 26, 1962 in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. He married EMILY JONES, daughter of CHARLES LEE JANES and MARY ELLEN BROWNING, about 1928. She was born October 22, 1911 in Kentucky, died December 3, 1997 in Tateville, Pulaski County, Kentucky, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Lewis Armes lived from March 9, 1907 to December 26, 1962, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, and that Emma Armes lived from October 22, 1911 to December 3, 1997, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his death certificate, John Lewis Arms died December 26, 1962 in Mt. Mary Hospital in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, from a pulmonary embolism due to a compound fracture of the right leg. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Vanular, West Virginia, his birth date as March 9, 1907, his marital status as married, his usual place of residence as Burnside, Pulaski County, Kentucky, his occupation as miner for Rainer Coal Company, his parents as Frank Arms and Liddie Cantrel, the informant as his wife, Emma Arms, and the burial place as Riverside Cemetery in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John L. Arms died December 26, 1962 in Perry County at the age of 55. He was living in Pulaski County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Emily Arms was born October 22, 1911, and died December 3, 1997. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Tateville, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Emily Jones Arms was born October 22, 1911, and died December 3, 1997. Her parents are listed as Lee Jones and Mary E. Browning.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Emily J. Armes died December 3, 1997 in Pulaski County at the age of 86. She was living in Pulaski County at the time of her death.

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 162 (Wooten) in Leslie County, Kentucky (dated January 8 & 9, 1920), Charles Lee Jones is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a laborer in public works, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Mary Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Maggie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Arzie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Emily (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Gorden (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Francis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 66-10 (Wooten) in Leslie County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Lee Jones is listed as the head of the household for house #41, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 53), Arzie (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Gorden (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Francis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Lewis Arms (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 22), and Emmly (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18).

On page 6 of the 1940 census for District 97-24 (Bulan) in Perry County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Lewis Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 28), Burten (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lewis Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), Infant (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 0 months), and Idhile Cold [hard to read] (lodger, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 29).

    The children of LEWIS ARMS and EMMA JONES are:

    1. BURTON ARMES, b. January 17, 1932, Hyden, Leslie County, Kentucky, d. February 27, 2012, Burnside, Pulaski County, Kentucky, buried in Tateville, Pulaski County, Kentucky, m. CHARLENE DEAN WAGERS, August 13, 1964, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Burton Armes was born January 17, 1932 in Leslie County to Emily Jones.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Burton Armes was born January 17, 1932, and died February 27, 2012. He received his Social Security card in 1952 in Kentucky.
      According to his obituary found online, Burton Armes (age 80), son of the late Lewis and Emily Jones Armes, was a retired large equipment mechanic for Mapco Coal Company. He was born January 17, 1932 in Hyden, Kentucky, died February 27, 2012 at home in Burnside, Kentucky, and was buried in Grave Hill Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Clyde Armes. He was survived by his wife, Charlene Dean Wagers Armes, whom he married August 13, 1964 in Hazard, Kentucky; 1 son, Douglas Armes (of Burnside); 3 daughters, Kelley (Stuart) Cole (Russellville, Tennessee), Sharon (Wayne) Tharp (Morristown, Tennessee), and Connie (Dennis) Jewell (Louisa, Kentucky); 1 brother, Lewis (Barbara) Armes Jr. (Burnside); 2 sisters, Rosalea (Jr.) Jarrell (Whitesburg, Kentucky) and Dorothy "Tootsie" Marcum (Louisa); 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
    2. WALTER ARMS, b. 1933, Leslie County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Walter Arms was born in 1933 in Leslie County to Emily Jones.
    3. LEWIS ARMS JR., b. 1935, Perry County, Kentucky, m. BARBARA (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lewis Arms was born in Perry County to Emma Jones.
    4. CLYDE LEE ARMS, b. September 17, 1938, Perry County, Kentucky, d. July 9, 1989, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, m. BETTY WAGERS, daughter of CHARLIE WAGERS and BERTHA HENSLEY. She was b. December 22, 1940, d. September 21, 2015, buried in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Clyde Lee Arms is buried in the same cemetery as his parents.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde L. Arms was born September 17, 1938 in Perry County to Emma Jones.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Clyde L. Arms was born September 17, 1938, and died July 9, 1989. He received his Social Security card in 1955 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Tateville, Pulaski County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Clyde L. Arms died July 9, 1989 in Fayette County at the age of 50. He was living in Pulaski County at the time of his death.
    5. DOROTHY FAYE "TOOTSIE" ARMS, b. Perry County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MARCUM.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dorthy Faye Arms was born in Perry County to Emma Jones.
    6. ROSALEA ARMS, b. Perry County, Kentucky, m. JR. JARRELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kosabe Arms was born in Perry County to Emmie Jones.







CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CANTRELL, daughter of JAMES HENRY "HENRY" CANTRELL and SARAH MARGARET COX, was born in September of 1889 in Kentucky, died February 3, 1914 in Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Salyer Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married EZRA JONES, son of WILLIAM G. JONES and MARTHA SALYER, April 12, 1908 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 16, 1893 in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky. Ezra Jones married (2) SARAH NUMA JONES, daughter of BROWNLOW JONES and CAROLINE BROWN.

Notes: Sarah Numa Jones was the sister of Littleton Jones and Gideon "Giddie" Jones.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, William G. Jones (age 20) married Martha Salyer (age 19) on October 23, 1885 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, William Jones died August 1, 1950 at home in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from arteriosclerotic heart disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, his birth date as March 9, 1866, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as retired farmer, his parents as Samuel Jones and Virginia Sparks, the informant as Virgil Jones, and the burial place as Cain Creek Cemetery in Greenup County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lottie Cantrell (age 17) married Ezra Jones (age 15) on April 12, 1908 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Ezra Jones (widow, age 22) married Muma Jones (age 17) on January 8, 1916 in Johnson County.

When Ezra Jones' World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Carter County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for Mose Elam in Stinson, Kentucky, that he was married and had 3 children, and that he was born January 16, 1893 in Sitka, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and stout build, and he had black eyes and brown hair.

According to her death certificate, Charlottie Cantrel died February 3, 1914 in Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as February 3, 1891, her age as 22 years 11 months, her parents as Henry Cantrel (b. Kentucky) and Margret Cox (b. Kentucky), the informant as Ezra Jones of Kerz, Kentucky, and the burial place as Salyer graveyard.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Charlottie Jones died February 3, 1914 in Johnson County at the age of 22.

On page 3 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), William Jones is listed as the head of the household for house #29, he's a farmer, born in March of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in June of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 33), Ella B. (daughter, born in February of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Oscar (son, born in August of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Ezra (son, born in January of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), and Luemma (daughter, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 77 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), William Jones is listed as the head of the household for house #5, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 23 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, age 45), Ezra (son, married, block setter in a sawmill, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, age 17), Louemma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Roscoe (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Collumbus (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Virgle (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Vergia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months), and Gertie Jones (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 105 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated January 19, 1920), William Jones is listed as the head of the household for house #75, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Columbus (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Gertie Jones (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), and Virgie L. (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

    The children of LOTTIE CANTRELL and EZRA JONES are:

    1. GERTRUDE JONES, b. January 18, 1909, Elliott County, Kentucky, d. September 8, 1931, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. CARL ALBERT SALYERS.
    2. VIRGIE L. JONES, b. August 17, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 7, 2004, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. ORVILLE CRISP.







GERTRUDE JONES, daughter of CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CANTRELL and EZRA JONES, was born January 18, 1909 in Elliott County, Kentucky, and died September 8, 1931 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. She married CARL ALBERT SALYERS, son of BEN FRANKLIN SALYERS and DORA ELLEN FOWLER, about 1926. He was born April 2, 1905 in Kentucky, and died September 8, 1931 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. Carl Salyers married (2) POLLEY MARIE ADKINS.

Notes: According to his death certificate, Ben Franklin Salyers died June 10, 1958 in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from coronary arteriosclerosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, his birth date as July 16, 1879, his marital status as widowed, his usual place of residence as Ashland, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Wylie Salyers and Maggie Magee, the informant as Henry S. Salyers, and the burial place as Kirby Flats Cemetery in Boyd County.

According to her death certificate, Dora Ellen Fowler Salyers died August 31, 1941 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Boyd County, her birth date as March 6, 1886, her marital status as married, her husband as Ben F. Salyers, her usual place of residence as Ashland, her parents as Henry Fowler (b. Boyd County) and Jennie McGrew (b. Lawrence County, Ohio), the informant as Stella Evans of Ashland, and the burial place as Kirby Flats Cemetery in Boyd County.

According to Michigan marriage record transcripts, Carl Salyers (b. Kentucky, resident of Muskegon, Michigan, age 39), son of Ben Salyers and Dora Faler, married Polley Marie Adkins (b. Kentucky, resident of Muskegon, age 27), daughter of Mart Adkins and China Mills, on July 5, 1944 in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan.

According to her death certificate, Gertrude Jones Salyers died September 8, 1931 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Elliott County, Kentucky, her birth date as January 18, 1909, her marital status as married, her husband as Carl Albert Salyers, her usual place of residence as Ashland, her parents as Ezra Jones (b. Kentucky) and Lottie Canter (b. Kentucky), the informant as Carl Salyers of Ashland, and the burial place as Elum Cemetery.

According to his death certificate, Carl Albert Salyers died September 25, 1976 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, and the cause of death is listed as "Adominal Aorota Aneurysm." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as April 2, 1905, his marital status as widowed, his usual place of residence as Alexandria, his occupation as factory worker, his parents as Ben Salyers and Dora Fowler, the informant as his son, George Salyers, and the burial place as Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Carl Salyers was born April 2, 1905, and died in September of 1976. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 47 (Geigerville) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Ben F. Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 8 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Dora (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 24), Willard (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Kate (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 months), and Wyley Salyers (father, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 72).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 105 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated January 22, 1920), Ben Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #102, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Dora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), Williard (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Katy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Stellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 7 months), and Jennie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months).

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 10-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Carl Salliers is listed as the head of the household for house #112, he's a laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Girtrude (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 21), and George R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 6 of the 1940 census for District 10-10 in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1940), Ben F. Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Boyd County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Dora E. (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 54), Carl A. (son, widowed, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Boyd County in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 35), Cecil (son, single, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Boyd County in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 33), Lewis F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Ersel E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Florence E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and George R. Salyers (grandson, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, age 10).

    The children of GERTIE JONES and CARL SALYERS are:

    1. VIOLET M. SALYERS, b. January 8, 1929, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Violet M. Salyers was born January 8, 1929 in Boyd County to Gertrude Jones.
    2. GEORGE R. SALYERS, b. January 13, 1930, Princess, Boyd County, Kentucky, d. August 8, 2015, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, buried in Boone Township, Madison County, Indiana, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his obituary found online, George R. Salyers (age 85), son of the late Carl and Gertrude Jones Salyers, worked for Johns-Manville, Delco Remy, Inidana Siding and Windows, and the Madison County Highway Department. He was born January 13, 1930 in Princess, Kentucky, died August 8, 2015 at home in Alexandria, and was buried in Forrestville Cemetery in Boone Township. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Violet. He was survived by 2 sons, Mike (Judy) Salyers (of Alexandria) and Monty (Jacinna) Salyers (Alexandria); 1 daughter, Christy (Charlie) Wallace (Alexandria); 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.







VIRGIE L. JONES, daughter of CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CANTRELL and EZRA JONES, was born August 17, 1912 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died December 7, 2004 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. She married ORVILLE CRISP, son of THOMAS J. CRISP and LUCINDA MOORE, about 1928. He was born November 23, 1907 in Kentucky, and died November 3, 1974 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alden Crisp was born April 22, 1911 in Greenup County to Cindy Moore, and Sarah A. Crisp was born November 4, 1917 in Greenup County to Cindy Moore.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kinzie Jones was born August 17, 1912 in Johnson County to Lottie Cantrell.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgie Crisp was born August 17, 1912, and died December 7, 2004. She received her Social Security card in 1967 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Virgie L. Jones Crisp was born August 17, 1912, and died December 7, 2004 in a nursing home at the age of 92. Her father's surname is listed as Jones, her mother's maiden name as Cantrell, she was widowed, and her place of residence is listed as Dayton, Montgomery County.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Orville Crisp was born November 23, 1907, and died in November of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Orville Crisp died November 3, 1974 in Boyd County at the age of 66. He was living in Boyd County at the time of his death.

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), Thomas J. Crisp is listed as the head of the household for house #123, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Lucinda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 19), Irvil (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 105 (Hunnewell) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Thomas Crisp is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Sindy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Arvel (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alden (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Bascum (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 3 months), and Sirrah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 3 months).

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 45-11 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Arvill Crisp is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Virgie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18), and Luther J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8 months). They are living next to Orville's parents.

On page 13 of the 1940 census for District 45-12 in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Orville Crisp is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's an auto mechanic in a garage, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Virgie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 27), Alben W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Donald J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of VIRGIE JONES and ORVILLE CRISP are:

    1. JAMES LUTHER CRISP, b. July 9, 1929, Greenup County, Kentucky, d. May 1, 1930, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Hunnewell, Greenup County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James L. Crisp was born July 9, 1929 in Greenup County to Virgie Jones.
      According to his death certificate, James Luther Crisp died May 1, 1930 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from whooping cough. Also on this certificate, his birth place is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 9, 1929, his usual place of residence as Hunnewell, Kentucky, his parents as Orvil Crisp (b. Kentucky) and Virgie Jones (b. Kentucky), the informant as Orvil Crisp of Hunnewell, and the burial place as Hunnewell.
    2. ALBEN W. CRISP, b. 1933, Greenup County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alben W. Crisp was born in Greenup County to Virgie Jones.
    3. DONALD G. CRISP, b. May 15, 1934, Greenup County, Kentucky, d. June 18, 1972, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donald G. Crisp was born May 15, 1934 in Green County to Virgie Jones.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Donald Crisp was born May 15, 19343, and died in June of 1972. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Donald G. Crisp died June 18, 1972 in Boyd County at the age of 38. He was living in Boyd County at the time of his death.







JOHN R. CANTRELL, son of JAMES HENRY "HENRY" CANTRELL and SARAH MARGARET COX, was born May 4, 1894 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 1, 1945 in Russell, Greenup County, Kentucky, and is buried in Old Town Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LUCY SPRADLIN, daughter of TURNER SPRADLIN and AMANDA LITTERAL, about 1918. She was born about 1902 in Kentucky.

Notes: Turner Spradlin was the son of Michael Spradlin and Elizabeth Shaver.

In addition to their son Edmond's death certificate, there is also a death certificate for an unnamed baby girl who was stillborn on the same day, January 11, 1921, and died from unknown causes.

According to her obituary, Rhoda Spradlin Haney (age 82), daughter of the late Turner and Manda Litteral Spradlin, was a resident of Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born March 9, 1891 in Johnson County, died January 5, 1974 following an extended illness, and was buried in Town Cemetery in Paintsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Haney, on April 19, 1950. She was survived by 3 sons, Chester Haney (of Paintsville), William Estill Haney (Springfield, Ohio), and Elmer Lewis Haney (Springfield); 3 daughters, Anna Mae Haney (Paintsville), Josephine Spriggs (Meally), and Nellie Johnson (Hager Hill); 1 sister, Liza Moore (Phoenix, Arizona); 34 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her death certificate, Nancy Ann Spradlin Vaughan died December 1, 1956 in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from coronary infarction. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Webbville, Kentucky, her birth date as March 11, 1896 [1893], her marital status as married, her usual place of residence as Catlettsburg, Boyd County, her parents as Turner Spradlin and Amanda Litteral, the informant as Alex Vaughan Sr., and the burial place as Catlettsburg Cemetery in Catlettsburg.

According to his death certificate, Samual Spradlin died September 14, 1913 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from dysentary caused by a hookworm. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December of 1899 [1897], his parents as Turner Spradlin (b. Kentucky) and Mandy Litteral (b. Kentucky), the informant as Turner Spradlin of Paintsville, and the burial place as Paintsville.

When John Cantrill's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a laborer, that he was single, and that he was born May 4, 1894 in Red Bush, Kentucky. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had light blue eyes and red hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

When John Cantrell's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 26, 1942 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, he stated that he was working for the W.P.A., that the person who would always know his address was Lowell Holbrook [middle name unreadable] of Red Bush, Kentucky, and that he was born May 4, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 3 inches tall, he weighed 120 pounds, and he had blue eyes, red hair, and a ruddy complexion. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to his death certificate, John Cantrell died February 1, 1945 in Russell, Greenup County, Kentucky, when he "dropped dead while working." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 4, 1894, his marital status as married, his wife as Lucy Cantrell (age 41), his place of residence as Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, his occupaton as section hand for the railroad, his father as Henry Cantrell (b. Kentucky), his mother's maiden name as unknown (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lucy Cantrell, and the burial place as Paintsville.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John Cantrell died February 1, 1945 in Greenup County at the age of 50. He was living in Ohio at the time of his death.

According to his obituary, Johnny Cantrell (age 50), son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cantrell, was an employee of C & O Railway, and a resident of Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born in Flat Gap, died suddenly at work from a heart attack on February 1, 1945, and was buried in Old Town Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Lucy Spradlin Cantrell; and 1 brother, Tommie Cantrell. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, John Cantrell was born May 4, 1895 in Boyd County, Kentucky, and died February 1, 1945.

On page 24 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Thompson) in Greenup County, Kentucky (dated May 11, 1910), Turner Spradling is listed as the head of the household for house #222, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Manda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 11 are still living, age 34), Rhoda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Nancy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Bradley (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Samuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Bettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Edman (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Liza (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 17 (Princeton) in Caldwell County, Kentucky (dated February 4, 1920), John R. Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed is Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 33 of the 1930 census for District 73-39 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 17, 1930), John Canterll [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #319, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 28), and Lee Perkins (lodger, married, laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at an unknown age, age 42).

On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 73-54 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 8, 1940), John Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #129, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, age 39), and Bradley Spradlin (brother-in-law, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, age 42).

    The child of JOHN CANTRELL and LUCY SPRADLIN is:

    1. EDMOND ISAAC CANTRELL, b. January 11, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 25, 1921, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edmond I. Cantrill was born January 11, 1921 in Johnson County to Lucy Spradlin.
      According to his death certificate, Edmond Isaac Cantrill died January 25, 1921 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from indigestion. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 12, 1921, his parents as Johnnie Cantrill (b. Kentucky) and Lucy Spradlin (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Johnnie Cantrill of Paintsville.







GEORGE WASHINGTON CANTRELL, son of JOHN CANTRELL and SARAH WEBB, was born February 6, 1855 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 20, 1926 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Tick Lick Cemetery in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA E. WILLIAMS, daughter of ABRAHAM WILLIAMS and MARY MEAD, July 17, 1877 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born March 25, 1856 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died before 1900.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, George W. Cantrell was born February 6, 1855 in Johnson County to John Cantrell and Sarah Webb.

According to Kentucky birth records, Marth E. Williams [sic] was born March 25, 1856 in Johnson County to Abraham Williams and Mary Mead.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, G. W. Cantrell married Martha E. Williams on July 17, 1877 in Magoffin County at the home of Adam Williams. The witnesses were William W. Hamilton and Shadrack Estep, and the minister was C. C. Crace.

According to his death certificate, George Washington Cantrell died July 20, 1926 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from organic disease of the heart. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as February 24, 1854, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Cantrell (b. Kentucky) and Sallie Webb (b. Kentucky), the informant as John Cantrell of Wheelersburg, Kentucky, and the burial place as Tick Lick Graveyard.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, George W. Cantrell died July 20, 1926 in Magoffin County at the age of 72.

On page 16 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1880 [hard to read]), George W. Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Molly F. (daughter, born in December of 1879 in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 8 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), George Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #63, he's a farmer, widowed, born in February of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are John (son, born in July of 1883 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Hulda (daughter, born in December of 1885 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Luly (daughter, born in December of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), and Genna (daughter, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), George W. Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #173, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Lou (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and James (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Washington Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #62, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 64 years old. He's living by himself.

    The children of GEORGE CANTRELL and MARTHA WILLIAMS are:

    1. MOLLY F. CANTRELL, b. December 1879, Kentucky.
      Notes: Molly F. Cantrell reportedly married Rutherford B. Hays Napier, son of Adrian Napper and Rebecca Estepp, and then died before 1900. This couldn't be proven. Hays Napier was found widowed, and living with his brother, John Napier, in Harlan County, Kentucky, in 1900.
    2. JOHN CLINTON CANTRELL, b. July 1883, Kentucky, d. September 7, 1942, Tick Lick, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SARAH MARGARET NICKELS.
    3. HULDA CANTRELL, b. December 12, 1885, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 26, 1951, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. PRESTON "BUDDY" HALL.
    4. LULA EMALINE CANTRELL, b. December 9, 1889, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 8, 1960, Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, met JIM TRIMBLE.
    5. JAMES LEE CANTRELL, b. September 24, 1892, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, James Lee Cantrell was born September 24, 1892 in Wheelersburg, Kentucky. His parents are listed as George Cantrell and Martha Williams.







JOHN CLINTON CANTRELL, son of GEORGE WASHINGTON CANTRELL and MARTHA E. WILLIAMS, was born in July of 1883 in Kentucky, and died September 7, 1942 in Tick Lick, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married SARAH MARGARET NICKELS, daughter of JOHN NICKELS and JULIA R. PALMER, about 1910. She was born January 27, 1882 in Kentucky, died April 10, 1964 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found in the book "The Tilson Genealogy from Edmond Tilson at Plymouth, N.E. 1838 to 1911" by Mercer V. Tilson (printed by Plymouth: The Memorial Press in 1911). On page 252 of that book it says:

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     JULIA R. PALMER, dau. of Jesse and Ruth A. (Bosworth) Palmer, b. March 26, 1858; m. March 26, 1878, John Nickels, b. May 12, 1857. Reside near Ibex, Elliott Co., Ky.
                              Children:
2808  Marion Willard Nickels, b. January 19, 1879; d. June 19, 1889.
2809  Lucy Ann Nickels, b. April 27, 1880.
2810  Sarah Margaret Nickels, b. January 27, 1882.
2811  Dulcinna Nickels, b. October 29, 1883.
2812  Mary E. Nickels, b. Feb. 5, 1885. 2813  Oliver Nickels, b. November 25, 1886; d. November 27, 1887.
2814  Arthur Nickels, b. September 25, 1890.
2815  Laura Bell Nickels, b. September 5, 1892.
2816  Roscoe Nickels, b. Jan. 21, 1896.
2817  Otto Nickels, b. March 1, 1899.

According to his death certificate, John Nickells died March 24, 1937 in Moccasin, Elliott County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "family gave cause as flu & pneumonia had no Doctor." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Carter County, Kentucky, his birth date as May 12, 1857, his marital status as married, his wife as Julia Nickells, his occupation as farmer, his father as Shelba Nickells (b. Virginia), his mother's maiden name is blank (b. Virginia), the informant as Arthur Nickells of Gimlet, Kentucky, and the burial place as the home cemetery.

According to her death certificate, Julia Palmer Nickels died November 6, 1951 in Walsh, Greenup County, Kentucky, from a fractured right hip and pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Elliott County, Kentucky, her birth date as March 28, 1859, her marital status as widowed, her usual place of residence as Walsh, her parents as Jesse Palmer and Ruth Bosworth, the informant as Jesse Nickels, and the burial place as Bennetts Chapel Cemetery in Walsh.

When John Clinton Cantrell's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, that his closest relative was Sarah M. Cantrell of Wheelersburg, and that he was born July 14, 1882. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and red hair.

When John Clinton Cantrell's World War II draft registration card was filled out (undated) in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was self-employed in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, that the person who would always know his address was Sarah Cantrell of Wheelersburg, and that he was born July 14, 1882 in Magoffin County. He was found to be 6 feet tall, he weighed 185 pounds, and he had blue eyes, red hair, and a light complexion.

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

Johnny Cantrell who was about 60, was found dead Monday morning on Tick Lick in Johnson Co., near the Johnson - Magoffin county line. It is reported that Cantrell was slain by Buddy Hall, a brother-in-law, following a quarrel between the two men. Hall is said to have returned to his home in Magoffin Co., where he was arrested by officials of that county. He was lodged in jail awaiting examining trial. Cantrellís remains were taken to the Prater Funeral Home in Salyersville. [Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-10-1942]

According to her death certificate, Sarah Margaret Cantrell died April 10, 1964 in Paintsville Clinic in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from pneumonia and a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Elliott County, Kentucky, her birth date as January 27, 1882, her marital status as widowed, her usual place of residence as Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, her parents as John Nichols and Julia Welch, the informant as Mrs. Ruie Williams, and the burial place as Cantrell Family Cemetery in Wheelersburg.

According to her obituary, Sarah Margaret Nichols Cantrell (age 83), daughter of the late John and Julia Welch Nichols, was a resident of Wheelersburg, Kentucky. She was born January 27, 1882 in Elliott County, Kentucky, died April 10, 1964 in a local hospital following an illness of 10 days, and was buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Wheelersburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Clinton Cantrell, on September 7, 1942. She was survived by 2 sons, Ivan Cantrell (of Salyersville) and French Cantrell (Salyersville); 4 daughters, Ethel Wheeler (Wheelersburg), Mrs. Ruie Williams (Wheelersburg), Mrs. Maxie Gannon (Columbus, Ohio), and Mrs. Mildred Prater (Detroit, Michigan); and 2 sisters, Dulsie Williams (Albany, Ohio) and Eliza Nichols (Russell). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sarah M. Cantrell died April 10, 1964 in Johnson County at the age of 82. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

On page 6 of the 1900 census for District 22 (Moccasin) in Elliott County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), John Nickels is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's a farmer, born in May of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in March of 1858 in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, married for 23 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living, age 42), Lucy (daughter, born in April of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Sarah (daughter, born in April of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Delcenia (daughter, born in October of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Mary E. (daughter, born in February of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Arthur (son, born in September of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Laura B. (daughter, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Roscoe (son, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), and Otto (son, born in May of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 40 (Moccasin) in Elliott County, Kentucky (dated May 5, 1910), John C. Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 0 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed is Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, 1st marriage, she hasn't had any children, age 26). They are living next to Sarah's parents.

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Clinton J. Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, age 32), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Maxie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ivan (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Ruie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months [hard to read]).

On page 34 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), John C. Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #258, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, first married at 26, age 47), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Maxie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ivan (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ruie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), French (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month).

On page 23 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1940), J. C. Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #161, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Sara (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 54), Riue (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 8 grade education, age 21), French (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Ivan (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The children of JOHN CANTRELL and SARAH NICKELS are:

    1. ETHEL CANTRELL, b. 1911, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WHEELER.
    2. MAXIE CANTRELL, b. December 17, 1912, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 28, 1993, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (unknown first name) GANNON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Maxie Cantrell was born December 17, 1912 in Magoffin County to Sarrah Nickels.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Maxie Cantrell Gannon was born December 17, 1912 in Kentucky, and died August 28, 1993 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 80. Her father's surname is listed as Cantrell, and she was widowed at the time of her death.
    3. IVAN CANTRELL, b. February 3, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myrtle M. Cantrell was born February 3, 1915 in Magoffin County to Sarrah Nickles.
    4. MYRTLE M. CANTRELL, b. January 31, 1917, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 3, 1919, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myrtle M. Cantrell was born January 31, 1917 in Magoffin County to Sarrah Pickell.
      According to her death certificate, Myrtie Cantrell died March 3, 1919 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from influenza and bronchopneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her age as 3, her parents as John C. Cantrell (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Nickles (b. Kentucky), and the burial place as Conley Graveyard.
    5. RUIE CANTRELL, b. February 6, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 16, 1992, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WILLIAMS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruie Cantreal was born February 6, 1919 in Magoffin County to Sarah McPickles.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ruie Williams was born February 6, 1919, and died September 16, 1992. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    6. FRENCH CANTRELL, b. September 21, 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 18, 1984, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, French Cantrell was born September 21, 1921 in Magoffin County to Sarah Nickle.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, French Cantrell was born September 21, 1921, and died in June of 1984. 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, French Cantrell was born about 1921 in Kentucky, and died May 18, 1984 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 63. He was divorced at the time of his death.
    7. MILDRED CANTRELL, b. February 8, 1926, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 7, 1990, Huron, Wayne County, Michigan, m. (unknown first name) PRATER.
      Notes: According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Mildred Cantrell Prater was born February 8, 1926 in Wheelersburg, Kentucky, and died July 7, 1990. Her name was listed as Mildred Cantrell in January of 1943, as Mildred Prater in September of 1966, and her parents are listed as John C. Cantrell and Sarah Nickols.
      According to Michigan death record transcripts, Mildred Prater was born February 8, 1926, and died July 7, 1990 in Huron, Wayne County. She was living in Huron at the time of her death.







HULDA CANTRELL, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON CANTRELL and MARTHA E. WILLIAMS, was born December 12, 1885 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 26, 1951 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in the family cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married PRESTON "BUDDY" HALL on August 1, 1908 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born about 1881 in Kentucky.

Notes: Buddy Hall murdered his brother-in-law, John Clinton Cantrell.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Hulda Cantrell married Preston Hall on August 1, 1908 in Magoffin County at the home of C. W. Wheeler. The witnesses were Eldred Murray and Bertha May, and the minister was Charles Wheeler.

According to her obituary, Hulda Cantrell Hall (age 65), daughter of the late George W. and Martha Williams Cantrell, was a resident of Johnson County, Kentucky, for most of her life, and a 2 month resident of Columbus, Ohio, where she lived with her son. She was born December 12, 1885 in Magoffin County, died November 26, 1951 at the Columbus home of her son, Squire Hall, and was buried in the family cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 1 son, Squire Hall (Columbus); 5 daughters, Mrs. Birdie Collins (Powell, Ohio), Mrs. Lydia Jackson (Oil Springs), Mrs. Mollie Babasko (Detroit, Michigan), Mrs. Esta Salyers (Columbus, Ohio), and Mrs. Ethel Meade (Romulus, Michigan); 1 sister, Miss Lula Cantrell (Paintsville); and 1 half-brother, Willie Hall (Delaware, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Preston Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 1 year, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Hulda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 24), William J. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9), and Budie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 13 of the 1920 census for District 205 (Coffee Creek) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Budie Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #117, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Hulda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Burtie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Squire (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Lidy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mallie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), and Estie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months).

On page 33 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1930), Budie Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #256, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Hulda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 44), Squire (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Liddie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Estie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 23 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1940), Buddie Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #160, he's not working, 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 Hilda (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 55), David Meade (son-in-law, married, farm helper, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 21), and Ethel Meade (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 19). They are living next to Hulda's brother, John.

    The children of HULDA CANTRELL and BUDDY HALL are:

    1. BERTIE HALL, b. 1909, Kentucky, d. October 12, 1978, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, m. DALLAS COLLINS.
    2. SQUIRE HALL, b. December 17, 1911, Kentucky, d. November 1974, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Squire Hall was born December 17, 1911, and died in November of 1974. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Squire Hall was born about 1912, and died November 17, 1974 in Delaware, Delaware County, at the age of 62. He was married and living in Delaware at the time of his death.
    3. LYDIA HALL, b. March 5, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1973, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) JACKSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lydia Hall was born March 5, 1913 in Magoffin County to Hulda Cantrell.
      According to her obituary, Lydia Hall Jackson (age 59), daughter of the late Buddy and Hulda Cantrell Hall, was a resident of Oil Springs, Kentucky. She died February 8, 1973 in Paintsville Hospital following and illness of a week, and was buried in the family cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 1 son, Otho Watson Jackson (of Columbus, Ohio); 2 brothers, William Hall (Lewiscantor, Ohio) and Squire Hall (Delaware, Ohio); and 3 sisters, Bertie Collins (of Powell, Ohio), Mrs. Mollie Staggs (Keggo Harbor, Michigan), and Mrs. Esta Hall (Lewiscanter). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. MOLLIE HALL, b. June 21, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 16, 1984, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, m. (1) (unknown first name) BABASKO, m. (2) (unknown first name) STAGGS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mollie Hall was born June 21, 1915 in Magoffin County to Hulda Cantrell.
      According to Michigan death record transcripts, Mollie Staggs was born June 21, 1915, and died July 16, 1984 in Pontiac, Oakland County. She was living in Keego Harbor, Oakland County.
    5. ESTA HALL, b. March 2, 1918, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SALYERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Esta Hall was born March 2, 1918 in Magoffin County to Hulda Cantrell.
    6. ETHEL HALL, b. August 18, 1920, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. DAVID MEADE. He was b. 1919, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ethel Hall was born August 18, 1920 in transcriptsCounty to Hulda Hall.
    7. BESSIE HALL, b. June 18, 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. January 31, 1941, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DAVID HOWELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bessie Hall was born June 18, 1923 in Magoffin County to Huldie Cantrell.
      According to her death certificate, Bessie Hall Howell died January 31, 1941 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her age as 17, her marital as married, her husband as David Howell (age 22), her parents as Buddie Hall (b. Magoffin County) and Hulda Cantrell (b. Magoffin County), the informant as David Howell of Oil Springs, and the burial place as Oil Springs.







BERTIE HALL, daughter of HULDA CANTRELL and PRESTON "BUDDY" HALL, was born in 1909 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 12, 1978 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. She married DALLAS COLLINS, son of JOHN W. COLLINS and LORA SALYER, March 10, 1927 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born July 28, 1907 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died August 6, 2001 in Hot Springs National Park in Garland County, Arkansas.

Notes: According to their marriage certificate, Bertie Hall (b. Magoffin County, 1st marriage, age 18), daughter of Huldia Contrall and Buddie Hall, married Dallis Collins (farmer, b. Magoffin County, 1st marriage, age 19), son of John Collins and Laura Salyers, on March 10, 1927 in Magoffin County.

According to her obituary, Birdie Hall Collins (age 69), daughter of the late "Buddy" Preston Hall and Halda Cantrell Hall [sic], was a retired hospital worker and a former resident of Oil Springs, Kentucky. She died October 12, 1978 in a Mesa, Arizona, hospital. She was survived by her husband, Dallas Collins; 2 sons, Hassell Collins (of Santa Clara, California) and Robert Collins (Phoenix, Arizona); 2 sisters, Esta Hall (Ohio) and Mollie Staggs (Michigan); 8 grand children; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dallas Collins was born July 28, 1907, and died August 6, 2001. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Hot Springs National Park in Garland County, Arkansas.

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), Dallas Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Birdie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 20), and Collins H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). They are living next to Dallas' parents.

On page 17 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 13, 1940), Dallas Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #142, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Bertie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 30), Hassel (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 7). They are still living next to Dallas' parents.

    The children of BERTIE HALL and DALLAS COLLINS are:

    1. DELENA BEATRICE COLLINS, b. February 3, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 4, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Delena B. Collins was born February 3, 1928 in Johnson County to Bertie Hall.
      According to her death certificate, Delena Beatrice Collins died February 4, 1928 in Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as February 3, 1928, her age as 1 day, her parents as Dallas Collins (b. Kentucky) and Bertie Hall (b. Kentucky), the informant as Dallas Collins of Oil Springs, Kentucky, and the burial place as Conley graveyard [hard to read].
    2. HASSEL COLLINS, b. January 2, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 29, 1999, Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas.
      Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Hassel Collins was born January 2, 1930, and died June 29, 1999. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Hot Springs National Park in Garland County, Arkansas.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Hassel Collins was born January 2, 1930 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 29, 1999. His parents are listed as Bertie Hall and Dallas Collins.
    3. ROBERT LEWIS COLLINS, b. October 23, 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 1979, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert L. Collins was born October 23, 1932 in Johnson County to Bertie Hall.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Robert Collins was born October 23, 1932, and died in September of 1979. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Robert Lewis Collins was born October 23, 1932 in Oil Springs, Kentucky, and died in September of 1979. His parents are listed as Birdie Hall and Dallas Collins.







LULA EMALINE CANTRELL, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON CANTRELL and MARTHA E. WILLIAMS, was born December 9, 1889 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died July 8, 1960 in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She met JIM TRIMBLE.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Lula Emaline Cantrell died July 8, 1960 in Castle Fork Rest Home in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, Kentucky, her birth date as December 9, 1889, her marital status as never married, her usual place of residence as Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, her occupation as housework, her parents as George Washington Cantrell and Martha Williams, the informant as Charles Cantrell, and the burial place as Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of her headstone shows that Lula Cantrell lived from 1889 to 1960, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Lula Cantrell Cantrell (age 70), daughter of the late George Washington and Martha Williams Cantrell, was a 44 year resident of Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born December 9, died July 8, 1960 in Castle Fork Rest Home in Lowmansville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was survived by 2 sons, Charles Cantrell (of Columbus, Ohio) and Chester Cantrell (in the U.S. Army in Ft. Eustis, Virginia). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Lula Cantrell was born December 9, 1890 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Her parents are listed as George W. Cantrell and Martha Williams.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lula E. Cantrell died July 8, 1960 in Johnson County at the age of 70. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 19 (Fairview) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 9 & 10, 1920), John E. Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Beckham (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), Estill (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), Tressie (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), Lula Cantrell (servant, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), and Chester Cantrell (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3 years 6 months).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Lula Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #39, she's a laundress, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 40 years old. Also listed are Chester (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and Charles (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 1 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Lula Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #4, she's a housekeeper, single, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has no formal education, and she's 50 years old. Also listed are Chester (son, single, helper on truck, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 23), and Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 19).

    The child of LULA CANTRELL and JIM TRIMBLE is:

    1. CHESTER CANTRELL, b. June 10, 1916, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. January 22, 1981, Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, m. LEE ETTA CAUDILL, daughter of ELMER CAUDILL and ALISEE COLLETT, August 27, 1940, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chester Cantrell was born June 10, 1916 in Magoffin County to Lonlie Cantrell.
      According to their marriage certificate, Chester Cantrill (common laborer, b. Magoffin County, resident of Paintsville, 1st marriage, age 24), son of Lula Cantrill and Jim Trimble, married Lee Etta Caudill (b. Magoffin County, resident of Gifford, 1st marriage), daughter of Elmer Caudill and Alisee Collett, August 27, 1940 in Magoffin County.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Chester Cantrell was born June 10, 1916, and died in January of 1981. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.
      According to Veteran Affairs death record transcripts, Chester Cantrell lived from June 10, 1916 to January 22, 1981. He served in the U.S. Army from August 3, 1943 to September 30, 1963.

    The child of LULA CANTRELL and (unknown) is:

    1. CHARLES CANTRELL, b. August 24, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 3, 1990, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles Cantrill was born August 24, 1920 in Johnson County to Lulu Cantrill.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Charles Cantrell was born August 24, 1920, and died May 3, 1990. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Charles Cantrell was born August 24, 1920, and died May 3, 1990 at home in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 69. He was divorced at the time of his death.







CYNTHIA ELLEN "ELLEN" CANTRELL, daughter of JOHN CANTRELL and SARAH WEBB, was born December 3, 1856 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 30, 1948 in Ohio, and is buried in Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Scioto County, Ohio. She married JOHN PENNINGTON CURTIS, son of HIRAM PENNINGTON CURTIS and SARAH LEMASTER, March 17, 1877 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born May 10, 1857 in Paint, Morgan County, Kentucky, died January 29, 1950 in Camp Bennett, Scioto County, Ohio, and is buried in Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: Cynthia Cantrell's sister, Rachel, married John Curtis' brother, George, her brother, Moses, married John's sister, Amanda, and her sister, Elizabeth, married John's brother, William. John Curtis was also the brother of Margaret Curtis.

According to Kentucky birth records, Cyntha E. Canterl [sic] was born December 3, 1856 in Johnson County to John Cantrell and Sarah Webb.

According to Kentucky birth records, John Pennington was born May 10, 1857 in Paint, Morgan County, to Hiram Pennington and Sarah Lemasters.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Cynthia E. Cantrell married John Curtis Pennington on March 19, 1877 in Morgan County.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Cynthia and John Curtis were both buried in Bennett Cemetery in Minford, Scioto County, Ohio. No headstone photos are provided.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Syntha Curtis died January 30, 1948.

His obituary, found on findagrave.com:

     John Curtis, 93, of Camp Bennett died Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dovie Howard of Camp Bennett. Death followed a three-week illness with complications.
     Mr. Curtis was born May 10, 1856 in Johnson County, Ky., a son of Hiram and Sarah LeMaster Curtis. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Scioto County for 27 years.
     Mr. Curtis was married March 17, 1877 to Cynthia Ellen Cantrell and she preceded him in death in 1948.
     Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Rissie Wright of Lucasville rt 2, Mrs. Lou Ferguson of Blaine, Ky., Mrs. Florence Ward of Sciotoville rt 4, Mrs. Nola Boggs and Mrs. Dovie Howard of Sciotoville rt 2, Worthy Curtis of West Jefferson, Thomas Curtis of Walnut st; a brother, Thomas Curtis of Red Bush, Ky., a sister, Jane McKinzie of Huntington; 59 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Five children preceded him in death.
     Funeral services are to be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the residence with Revs. Sandy Phillips and Paul Turner in charge. Burial is to be in Bennett Cemetery at Minford under the direction of Melcher Funeral Home.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, John Curtis died January 24, 1950.

On page 57 of the 1860 census for District 1 in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 13, 1860), Hiram Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #346, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Sarrah (born in Kentucky, age 38), Margarett (born in Kentucky, age 12), James (born in Kentucky, age 10), George W. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Cynthia (born in Kentucky, age 5), John (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Alexander (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 11 of the 1870 census for Precinct 7 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated August 10, 1870), Hiram Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #75, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 46), James (born in Kentucky, age 19), George W. (born in Kentucky, age 17), Cyntha A. (born in Kentucky, age 15), John (born in Kentucky, age 12), Cordelia (born in Kentucky, age 6), Amanda (born in Kentucky, age 4), Riley (born in Kentucky, age 4 months), James Lemaster (farm laborer, born in Virginia, age 68), and Elizabeth Lemaster (domestic servant, born in Kentucky, age 20).

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 19 & 21, 1880), John Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #215, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Lurana (daughter, born in December of 1879 in Kentucky, age 6 months). They are living next to John's parents.

On page 68 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 29, 1900), John Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #405, he's a farmer, born in June of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (wife, born in December of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 43), Lourena (daughter, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), Frances (daughter, born in December of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Reissa A. (daughter, born in December of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Martha (daughter, born in October of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Powel W. (son, born in May of 1881 [sic] in Kentucky, age 9), Vernola (daughter, born in August of 1883 [sic] in Kentucky, age 6), Thomas L. (son, born in February of 1886 [sic] in Kentucky, age 4), and Dovie Jane (daughter, born in December of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 77 (Little Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), John Curtis is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 30 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Cintha E. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 10 are still living, age 52), Artie F. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Powell W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Vernola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Thomas L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Dova J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Golda F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), John Curtis is listed as the head of the household for house #106, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Syntha E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 63), and Edgle R. Curtis (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7). Edgel was Powell's son.

On pages 26 & 27 of the 1930 census for District 73-8 (Clay Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 18 & 19, 1930), E. Ray Sturgill is listed as the head of the household for house #282, he's a stationary engineer for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 17, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Dovie J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 32), Opal G. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Roy G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ernest F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Golda M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Helen I. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 5), John Curtis (father-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 73), Cynthia E. Curtis (mother-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 74), and Edgel Ray Curtis (nephew, fireman for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

On pages 7 & 8 of the 1940 census for District 73-7 (Harrison Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 6 & 8, 1940), Dovie Sturgill is listed as the head of the household for house #65, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Scioto County in 1935, she has a 5th grade education, and she's 42 years old. Also listed are Fred (son, single, laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 19), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Helen (daughter, born in Ohio, age 15), Roy (son, married, laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, age 21), Lucile (daughter-in-law, married, born in Virginia, she was living in rural Russell County, Virginia, age 17), John Curtis (father, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Scioto County in 1935, 2nd grade education, age 83), Ellen Curtis (mother, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 84), and James Sturgil (foster-son, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Scioto County in 1935, age 9).

    The children of ELLEN CANTRELL and JOHN CURTIS are:

    1. MARY ANN CURTIS, b. December 1877, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 4, 1932, Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Morgan County, Kentucky, m. ZEPHINIAH "JEFF" HAMILTON.
    2. LOURANIE PENNINGTON CURTIS, b. August 19, 1879, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. May 29, 1963, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES HADEN "HADEN" FERGUSON.
    3. ARTIE FRANCIS CURTIS, b. December 11, 1881, Kentucky, d. March 15, 1911, Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Winifred, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Artie Francis Curtis died March 15, 1911 in Little Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as December 11, 1884, her marital status as single, her parents as John Curtis (b. Kentucky) and Cynthia E. Cantrill (b. Kentucky), the informant as John Curtis of Winifred, Kentucky, and the burial place as Winifred.
    4. RISSIE ALICE PENNINGTON CURTIS, b. December 17, 1885, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. September 20, 1969, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, m. ALBERT B. WRIGHT.
    5. MARTHA PENNINGTON CURTIS, b. October 18, 1886, Kentucky, d. December 15, 1945, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Winifred, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES MONROE WILLIAMS.
    6. POWELL WORTHY "WORTHY" CURTIS, b. April 24, 1891, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 3, 1980, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio, m. MARY KATHRYN HARRIS.
    7. VERNOLA "NOLA" CURTIS, b. August 26, 1893, Kentucky, d. November 8, 1977, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. REASON BATY "BATY" BOGGS.
    8. THOMAS LEE CURTIS, b. February 13, 1895, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 20, 1991, Morrow County, Ohio, m. LULA CARTER.
    9. DOVIE JANE CURTIS, b. December 17, 1897, Kentucky, d. June 20, 1977, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, m. (1) EARNEST RAY "RAY" STURGILL, m. (2) (unknown first name) HOWARD.
    10. GOLDIE FLORENCE "FLORENCE" CURTIS, b. March 28, 1900, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 30, 1990, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Franklin Furnace, Scioto County, Ohio, m. (1) CHARLES DEE WARD, m. (2) ELBERT PALMER.







MARY ANN CURTIS, daughter of CYNTHIA ELLEN "ELLEN" CANTRELL and JOHN PENNINGTON CURTIS, was born in December of 1877 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 4, 1932 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ZEPHINIAH "JEFF" HAMILTON, son of DAVID H. HAMILTON and EDITH BROWN, May 31, 1898 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born November 24, 1861 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 2, 1954 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Zepheniah Hamilton was the brother of James F. Hamilton and Miranda Jane Hamilton.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Mary A. Pennington (age 20) married Zephaniah Hamilton (age 36) on May 31, 1898 in Johnson County.

Photos of their headstones found on bobbystuff.com shows that Mary Ann Hamilton lived from 1878 to 1932, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Zephiniah Hamilton lived from 1861 to 1954, and was buried in the same cemetery. This cemetery is close to Red Bush, which is in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Mary Ann Penington Hamilton died October 4, 1932 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, from stomach cancer. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her age as about 54, her marital status as married, her husband as Jeff Hamilton, her parents as John Penington (b. Morgan County) and Ellen Cantrill (b. Johnson County), the informant as C. R. Curtis of Elna, and the burial place as the home farm.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary A. Hamilton died October 4, 1932 in Johnson County at the age of 54.

According to his death certificate, Zephiniah Hamilton died September 2, 1954 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, from arteriosclerotic heart disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as November 24, 1861, his marital status as widowed, his usual place of residence as Red Bush, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Davey Hamilton and Edith Brown, the informant as Foster Hamilton, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Red Bush.

According to his obituary, Zephiniah "Jeff" Hamilton (age 92), son of the late Davey and Edith Brown Hamilton, was a retired farmer and minister, and a life-long resident of Red Bush, Kentucky. He was born November 24, 1851 [1861], died September 1, 1954, following an illness of 3 weeks, and was buried in the family cemetery in Red Bush. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Curtis Hamilton, in September of 1932. He was survived by 2 sons, Foster Hamilton (of Ashland) and Victor Hamilton (Lexington); 3 daughters, Mrs. Madge Hanson (Ashland), Miss Verlie Hamilton (Ashland), and Miss Neva Hamilton (Ashland); 1 brother, John Hamilton (Ashland); 1 half-brother, Ben Hamilton (Ashland); and 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Edna Daniels (Thealka), Mrs. Edith Boltan (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Mrs. Grace Meade (California). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Zephiniah Hamilton died September 2, 1954 in Johnson County at the age of 92. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 6, 1870), David H. Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Edith (born in Kentucky, age 34), Francis A. (male, born in Kentucky, age 13), James F. (born in Kentucky, age 10), Zephaniah (born in Kentucky, age 8), Maranda J. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Olive St. Clair Hamilton (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 26 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1880), Dave Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #216, he's a lawyer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Eda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 44), Francis (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 22), James F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Zephinar (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Maranda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Marry E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Olive (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Jully (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), William W. (son, born in July of 1879 in Kentucky, age 11 months), and Albert George (single, laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 22).

On page 63 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1900), Jeff Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #38, he's a farmer, born in November of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Mary Ann (wife, born in December of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 22), and Madge (daughter, born in November of 1899 in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Zephaniah Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #99, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Mary N. C. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 30), Maggie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Foster (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Virla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Victor (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and John Hamilton (brother, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 43 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 24, 1920), Zepaniah Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #6, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Mary A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 42), Madge (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Foster V. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Verley (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Victor (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Nevel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 58-9 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Zephaniah Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 35, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 52), Nevel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), and Agatha Robins (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7). Agatha Robins was the daughter of Madge.

On page 18 of the 1940 census for District 58-10 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Foster Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #180, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road construction project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 32), Eulas (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Willis (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Noble E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Jeff Hamilton (father, widowed, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 6th grade education, age 78).

    The children of MARY CURTIS and JEFF HAMILTON are:

    1. MADGE HAMILTON, b. November 23, 1899, Johnson County, Kentucky, met ELISHA ROBBINS, m. RUDOLPH HANSON.
    2. FOSTER HAMILTON, b. March 16, 1904, Kentucky, d. March 29, 1973, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, buried in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BESSIE CANTRELL.
    3. VERLA HAMILTON, b. May 10, 1906, Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 5, 2000, Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: A photo of her headstone found on bobbystuff.com shows that Verla Hamilton lived from May 10, 1906 to April 5, 2000, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky. She shares a headstone with her sister Neva.
      According to her obituary, Verla Hamilton (age 93), daughter of the late Jeffrey and Mary Curtis Hamilton, was born in Red Bush, died March 5, 2000 in The Village Nursing Home in Westerville, Ohio, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Red Bush. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Verla Hamilton was born May 10, 1906, and died April 5, 2000. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Verla Hamilton was born May 10, 1906 in Kentucky, and died April 5, 2000 in a long-term care facility in Westerville, Franklin County, at the age of 93. Her father's surname is listed as Hamilton, her mother's maiden name as Curtis, she was never married, and her place of residence is listed as Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
    4. VICTOR HAMILTON, b. October 19, 1908, Kentucky, d. June 8, 1987, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: A photo of his headstone found on bobbystuff.com shows that Victor Hamilton lived from October 19, 1908 to June 8, 1987, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky. She shares a headstone with her sister Neva.
      On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 34-6 (Lexington) in Fayette County, Kentucky (dated March 28, 1930), there is a Victor Hamilton who is found a patient in Eastern State Hospital. He's born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 20 years old.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Victor Hamilton was born October 15, 1909, and died in June of 1987. He received his Social Security card in 1964 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Victor Hamilton died June 8, 1987 in Boyd County at the age of 78. He was living in Boyd County at the time of his death.
    5. NEVA HAMILTON, b. January 11, 1911, Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 20, 1999, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nevie Hamilton was born January 11, 1911 in Johnson County to Mary Curtis.
      A photo of her headstone found on bobbystuff.com shows that Neva Hamilton lived from January 11, 1912 to May 20, 1999, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky. She shares a headstone with her sister Verla.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Neva Hamilton was born January 11, 1911, and died May 20, 1999. She received his 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, Neva Hamilton was born January 11, 1911 in Red Bush, Kentucky, and died May 20, 1999. Her parents are listed as Maryann Curtis and Jeff Hamilton.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Neva Hamilton died May 20, 1999 in Boyd County at the age of 87. She was living in Boyd County at the time of her death.







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