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ANNA MAE HAMPTON, daughter of RACHEL PENIX and GEORGE W. HAMPTON, was born December 14, 1906 in Kentucky, and died November 17, 1983 in Pike County, Kentucky. She married LUTHER TACKETT, son of JOHN S. TACKETT and MARTHA BAILEY, about 1927. He was born May 27, 1907 in Kentucky, and died December 31, 1967 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 173 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Luther Tackett was the brother of Edna May Tackett.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Anna Tackett was born December 14, 1906, and died in October of 1983. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Anna M. Tackett died October 17, 1983 in Pike County at the age of 76. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Luther Tackett was born May 27, 1907, and died in December of 1967.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Luther Tackett died December 31, 1967 in Johnson County. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

On pages 3 & 4 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1910), John S. Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 24), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Lonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months). They are living next to Luther's future wife, Anna, and her family.

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 19 & 20, 1920), John S. Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #119, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Martie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34), Luter (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Louie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Edna May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Oran (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Dolia (son, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Luther Tacket is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a garage mechanic, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 22), Elma Jean (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Velma Louise [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). They are living next to Luther's brother Lonnie.

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1940), Luther Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #89, 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 33 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 34), Elma Gene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Velma Louise (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and James L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of ANNA HAMPTON and LUTHER TACKETT are:

    1. ELMA JEAN TACKETT, b. 1927, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. EDISON CRACE.
    2. VELMA LOUISE "PEACHIE" TACKETT, b. 1929, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. FREDDIE SMITH.
    3. BETTY LOU TACKETT (died young).
    4. JAMES LUTHER TACKETT, b. September 5, 1934, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 15, 1952, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Luther Tackett was born September 5, 1934 in Magoffin County to Anna Hampton.
      According to his death certificate, James L. Tackett drowned on July 15, 1952 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as September 5, 1934, his marital status as "never married," his occupation as filling station operator, his parents as Luther Tackett and Anna Hampton, the informant as Mr. Luther Tackett, and the burial place as Tackett Cemetery in Salyersville.







ELMA JEAN TACKETT, daughter of ANNA MAE HAMPTON and LUTHER TACKETT, was born about 1927 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married EDISON CRACE.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 173 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Edison Crace was probably the son of U. Grant Crace and can be found in 1930 living with his father and his grandmother, Serilda Stone Crace.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elma Jean Tackett was born in Magoffin County to Anna M. Hampton.

    The children of ELMA TACKETT and EDISON CRACE are:

    1. SHARON KAY CRACE, m. JOE DARRELL SALYER.
    2. TERRI LYNN CRACE.







SHARON KAY CRACE, daughter of ELMA JEAN TACKETT and EDISON CRACE, married JOE DARRELL SALYER.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 173 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The children of SHARON CRACE and JOE SALYER are:

    1. BRYAN NEIL SALYER.
    2. JEREMY DARRELL SALYER.







VELMA LOUISE "PEACHIE" TACKETT, daughter of ANNA MAE HAMPTON and LUTHER TACKETT, was born about 1929 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married FREDDIE SMITH.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 173 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Velma Louise Tackett was born in Magoffin County to Anna M. Hampton.

    The children of PEACHIE TACKETT and FREDDIE SMITH are:

    1. LINDA LOU SMITH, m. (1) CHARLES ALEXANDER PRESTON, m. (2) MARION RAY COLLINS.
    2. KATHY ANN SMITH, m. JERRY WATSON.







LINDA LOU SMITH, daughter of VELMA LOUISE "PEACHIE" TACKETT and FREDDIE SMITH, married (1) CHARLES ALEXANDER PRESTON. She married (2) MARION RAY COLLINS.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 173 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The child of LINDA SMITH and CHARLES PRESTON is:

    1. CHARLES ALEXANDER PRESTON JR.

    The child of LINDA SMITH and MARION COLLINS is:

    1. CHRISTOPHER ADAM COLLINS







KATHY ANN SMITH, daughter of VELMA LOUISE "PEACHIE" TACKETT and FREDDIE SMITH, married JERRY WATSON.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 173 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The child of KATHY SMITH and JERRY WATSON is:

    1. JERRY DUANE WATSON.







ISAAC WILSON CONLEY, son of JOHN FRANK CONLEY and CYNTHIA CANTRELL, was born March 28, 1857 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 1, 1936 in Pigeon Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MAHALA J. MEADE, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and RHODES MEAD, about 1888. She was born May 17, 1873 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died February 20, 1954 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 174 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth records, Isaac Conley was born March 28, 1857 in Johnson County to John Conley and Cinthy Canterl.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstones shows that I. W. Conley lived from March 28, 1857 to June 1, 1936, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, and that Mahala Conley lived from May 17, 1873 to February 20, 1951, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, I. W. Conley died at his home on Pigeon Creek on June 1, 1936 from the infirmities of old age, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Little Paint, Johnson County. He was survived by his wife, Haley Conley; 3 sons, Boyd Conley, Floyd Conley, and Walter Conley; 2 sisters [daughters - misprint], Mrs. Myrtle Vincell (Oil Springs) and Miss Susan Conley (Oil Springs); and 3 brothers, W. H. Conley (Oil Springs), George Conley (Oil Springs), and Frank Conley (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Mahala Meade Conley, daughter of Rhodes and Elizabeth Conley Meade and a resident of Oil Springs, was born May 17, 1873 in Magoffin County, died February 29, 1954 in a local hospital following an illness of several months, and was buried in the family cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 3 sons, Boyd Conley (of Oil Springs), Walter Conley (Oil Springs), and Floyd Conley (Salyersville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy Vencil (Paintsville) and Lina Sue Conley (Oil Springs); and 1 brother, Leck Meade (Salyersville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mahala M. Conley died February 20, 1954 in Johnson County at the age of 80.

On page 46 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Isac W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #319, he's a farmer, born in March of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 12 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Haly (wife, born in May of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 27), Boyd (son, born in March of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Floyd (son, born in February of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), and Walter (son, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Isaac W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 21 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 37), Floyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Mertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Susan (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9). They are living next to Mahala's brother, Leck, and her sister, Susan.

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21 & 22, 1920), Isaac W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #124, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Myrta W. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Linnie S. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18). They are living by Mahala's sister, Susan, and her mother.

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Isaac W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #139, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 32, and he's 73 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 56), and Susan (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 29).

On page 22 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1940), Haley Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #175, she's a farm manager, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has a 5th grade education, and she's 66 years old. Also listed is Susan (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 5th grade education, age 38).

    The children of ISAAC CONLEY and MAHALA MEADE are:

    1. BOYD CONLEY, b. March 18, 1889, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 23, 1959, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LULA BLANTON.
    2. FLOYD CONLEY, b. February 20, 1892, Win, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 13, 1972, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SALLIE BLANTON.
    3. WALTER CONLEY, b. January 11, 1894, Win, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1976, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BESSIE BLANTON.
    4. MYRTLE M. CONLEY, b. November 11, 1898, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 19, 1981, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES ROY "ROY" VENCILL.
    5. LINNIE SUSAN CONLEY, b. March 9, 1901, Kentucky, d. July 14, 1979, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.







BOYD CONLEY, son of ISAAC WILSON CONLEY and MAHALA J. MEADE, was born March 18, 1889 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 23, 1959 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LULA BLANTON, daughter of LEONARD BLANTON and SUSANNAH MCCARTY, in 1909. She was born November 19, 1890 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died January 23, 1981 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 174 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

When Boyd Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Wheelersburg, Kentucky, that he was married and had 3 children, and that he was born March 18, 1889 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and stout, and he had brown eyes and light red hair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Boyd Conley lived from 1889 to 1959, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, and that Lula Conley lived from 1890 to 1981, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, Boyd Conley, son of Isaac and Mahaley Meade Conley, was a farmer and an oil field worker in Oil Springs. He was born March 18, 1889, was a lifelong resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital on January 23, 1959, and was buried in the Litteral Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula Blanton Conley; 5 sons, Dennie Conley (of Oil Springs), Ted Conley (Oil Springs), Melvin Conley (Oil Springs), Clyde Conley (Oil Springs), and Orville Conley (Oil Springs); 4 daughters, Dixie Cornwell (Mt. Sterling), Edna Mae Litteral (Oil Springs), Eugenia Rice (Baltimore, Maryland), and Katherine Hardin (Lexington); 2 brothers, Walter Conley (Oil Springs) and Floyd Conley (Salyersville); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Roy Vencil (Paintsville) and Susan Conley (Oil Springs). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Boyd Conley died January 23, 1959 in Johnson County at the age of 68.

According to her obituary, Lula Blanton Conley, daughter of Leonard and Susan McCarty Blanton, was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was born November 19, 1890 in Magoffin County, died January 23, 1981 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in the Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. Her husband, Boyd Conley, preceded her in death on January 23, 1959. She was survived by 2 sons, Orville Conley (of Wilmington, Ohio) and Clyde Conley (Oil Springs); 4 daughters, Dixie Cornwell (Mt. Sterling), Jean Rice (Ocean City, Maryland), Edna Mae Litteral (Oil Springs), and Catherine Hardin (Lexington); 1 sister, Sally Conley (Oil Springs); 16 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lula Conley was born November 19, 1890, and died in January of 1981. Her last place of residence was in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lula Conley died January 23, 1981 in Johnson County at the age of 90.

On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Boyd Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #115, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 10 months, and he's 21 years old. Also listed is Lulu (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 19).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Boyd Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #61, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Loula (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Dennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Eddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Dixie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), and Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 33 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1930), Boyd Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #257, he's a laborer in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Lula (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 39), Dennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Eddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Dixie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Edna M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Eugenia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 44 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1940), Boyd Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #369, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Lula (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 49), Dixie (daughter, single, not working, 3 years of high school, age 23), Edna May (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 4 years of high school, age 20), Eugenia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Katheryn (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Orville D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of BOYD CONLEY and LULA BLANTON are:

    1. DENNIE CONLEY, b. May 25, 1911, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 20, 1964, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARJORIE A. "MARGIE" BLANTON.
    2. EDDIE "TED" CONLEY, b. August 19, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 6, 1978, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eddie Conley was born September 17, 1913 in Johnson County to Lonlie Blanton.
      According to his obituary, Eddie "Ted" Conley (age 65), son of Boyd and Lula Blanton Conley, was born August 19, 1913 in Johnson County, died September 6, 1978 in Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ohio, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his mother; 1 son, Lowell Conley (Fayetteville, North Carolina); 1 daughter, Mrs. Linda Napper (Marion); 3 brothers, Melvin Conley (Van Lear), Orville Conley (Wilmington, Ohio), and Clyde Conley (Oil Springs); 4 sisters, Dixie Cornwell (Mt. Sterling), Jean Rice (Ocean City, Maryland), Edna May Litteral (Oil Springs), and Catherine Hardin (Lexington); 12 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. DIXIE CONLEY, b. July 14, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CORNWELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dixie Conley was born July 14, 1915 in Johnson County to Lonlie Blanton.
    4. EDNA MAE CONLEY, b. October 5, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) LITTERAL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna M. Conley was born October 5, 1919 in Magoffin County to Lanla Blanton.
    5. EUGENIA CONLEY, b. 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HUBERT RICE.
    6. MELVIN CONLEY, b. August 29, 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 5, 1980, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Melvin Conley was born August 29, 1925 in Magoffin County to Lonlie Blanton.
      According to his obituary, Melvin Conley (age 55), son of Lula Blanton Conley and the late Boyd Conley of Oil Springs, was a self-employed brick mason. He was born August 29, 1925 in Johnson County, died July 5, 1980 at home in Van Lear, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by 2 daughters, Kathy Melvin (of Van Lear) and Delena Keesee (Carlisle, Ohio); 4 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, include Clyde Conley and Edna Mae Litteral (of Wilmington, Ohio), Dixie Cornwell (Mt. Sterling), Catherine Hardin (Lexington), and Jean Rice (Ocean City, Maryland). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. CLYDE CONLEY, b. 1928, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde Conley was born in Magoffin County to Lula Blanton.
    8. KATHRYN CONLEY, b. 1931, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HARDIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kathryn Conley was born in Magoffin County to Lula Blanton.
    9. ORVILLE D.CONLEY, b. 1936, Kentucky.

    (This information comes from Catherine Jean Rice and other sources)







HERBERT BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born December 28, 1901 in Kentucky, died December 9, 1937 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Lemaster Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married ALICE LEMASTER, daughter of LUTHER LEMASTER and SOLA PATRICK. She was born about 1912 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 176 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to his death certificate, Herbert Blanton died December 9, 1937 in Ashland from a perforated duodenal ulcer. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 28, 1901, his marital status as married, his wife as Mrs. Alice Blanton, his parents as Marion Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Elizabeth Conley (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Alice Blanton of Ashland, Kentucky, and the burial place as Lemaster Cemetery in Ashland.







WILLIAM HENRY CONLEY, son of JOHN FRANK CONLEY and CYNTHIA CANTRELL, was born July 26, 1860 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 20, 1936 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery on the family farm in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) LAURA EMILY BAYS, daughter of CHARLES J. BAYS and MAHALA GEORGE, about 1882. She was born May 24, 1858 in Sandy Win, Floyd County, Kentucky. He married (2) CALLIE REED, daughter of JAMES H. SPRADLIN and MARTHA REED, about 1894. She was born January 18, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died February 27, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (3) MARTHA LITTERAL. She was born about 1887 in Kentucky. Martha Litteral married (1) WILLIAM ELZIE LITTERAL, son of HAIRSTON LITTERAL and KATHERINE RAMEY. He was born May 25, 1849 in Kentucky, and died February 10, 1920 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 174 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

William Elzie Litteral was the brother of Fleming Litteral.

Laura Emily Bayes was the sister of James Jackson Bayes and the half-sister of Laurena "Lou" Bayes.

On her death certificate, Callie Reed is listed as the daughter of James Spradlin and Martha Reed. Martha Reed was James' 1st wife's sister. Other researchers have listed Callie's last name as Spradlin, but as can be seen in the 1880 census, it was Reed and her mother was single.

According to Kentucky birth records, Lore E. Bays was born May 24, 1858 in Sandy Win, Floyd County, Kentucky, to Charles J. Bays and Mahala George.

According to his death certificate, William Henry Conley died December 20, 1936 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, from heart problems. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Oil Springs, his birth date as July 26, 1860, his marital status as married, his wife as Martha Conley, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Conley (b. Johnson County) and Cynthia Cantrell (b. Johnson County), the informant as Mrs. Blanton of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and the burial place as Pigeon.

According to his obituary found on The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website:

      "William Henry Conley, prominent citizen and business man of Johnson County died at his home at Oil Springs, Sunday morning December 20, 1936, after an illness of several months. He was over 77 years old at the time of his death. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs and burial was in the family cemetery on the Conley farm. The Rev. Richard Garland, Rev. Guy Preston and Rev. John Prater officiated at the service. Mr. Conley was born in Johnson County, July 24, 1859 and lived his entire life here. He was a son of John and Cynthia Conley who preceded him in death years ago. He was married early in life to Laura Bayes, who also preceded him in death a number of years ago. To this union were born Mrs. George Blanton, now of Mt. Sterling, George W. Conley and Ben Conley, both of Ashland, all of whom survive him. After the death of his first wife he married Callie Spradlin, of Wheelersburg, Ky., and to this union was born one son Wayne Conley, who lives at Oil Springs. His second wife was called by death February 27, 1920 and he later married Mrs. Martha Litteral, widow of the late Judge W. E. Litteral who survives him. Frank Conley of Paintsville and George Conley of Oil Springs brothers also survive. Beginning life in modest circumstances, Mr. Conley, by diligent work and economy accumulated a considerable fortune during his lifetime. Primarily a farmer he acquired a large tract of land in Johnson and Magoffin Counties. This now remains in one tract, the property of his estate. On this land much of the oil and gas was found during the development several years ago. This land proved to be very valuable and constituted the chief asset and foundation of his business success. During his lifetime he was identified with some of the most progressive businesses in Johnson County. At the time of his death he was Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Second National Bank of Paintsville. He was also vice- president of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company. He and his sons were among the original organizers of this company. He was one of the guiding influences in these two strong businesses and much of their growth and success has been attributed to his sound business judgment. He was a devout Christian and a member of the Oil Springs Methodist Church. All his life he was a simple and honest man who looked down on sham and pretense. He was a citizen of the highest type and his passing leaves a vacancy in the business life of Johnson County that can never be filled. Besides his immediate family hundreds of relatives, business associates and other friends are left to mourn his passing."

According to her death certificate, Callie Conley died February 27, 1920 in Johnson County from double pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as January 18, 1874, her parents as James Spradlin (b. Johnson County) and Martha Reed (b. Johnson County), and the informant as Wilt Conley of Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, William Elzie Litteral died February 10, 1920 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, from cerebral anemia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 25, 1849, his marital status as married, his occupation as commonwealth attorney, and his parents as Hairston Litteral (b. Virginia) and Catherine Ramey (b. Kentucky).

On page 99 of the 1860 census for Floyd County, Kentucky (dated July 16, 1860), Charles Bays is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Mahala (born in Kentucky, age 37), Susan (born in Kentucky, age 6), Laura E. (born in Kentucky, age 2), William Hill (born in Kentucky, age 12), and Cynthia Hill (born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 21 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1870), Charley J. Bays is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Mahala (born in Kentucky, age 44), Susan Mary J. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Laur Emaly (born in Kentucky, age 12), James J. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Charles W. (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Hyram George Bayes (born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 5 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), Charles J. Bays is listed as the head of the household for house #25, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 56), Laura E. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), James J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Charles W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 45 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Will H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #315, he's a farmer, born in 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Calla (wife, born in January of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 26), Wayne (son, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 5 months), Haly (daughter, born in October of 1884 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), George W. (son, born in June of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), and George Mahan (servant, single, farm laborer, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), William H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Callie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 36), and Wayne (son, born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21 & 22, 1920), William H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #141, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Callie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), George W. (son, married, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 28), Stella (daughter-in-law, school teacher, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Ben F. (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Manda (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), Wain (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Ola Lemaster (servant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), William H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #10, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 43), and Alice Litteral (step-daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40).

    The children of WILLIAM CONLEY and LAURA BAYS are:

    1. MAHALA CONLEY, b. October 29, 1883, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 6, 1943, Montgomery County, Kentucky, buried Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, m. JOHN BLANTON.
    2. GEORGE W. CONLEY, b. April 18, 1890, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 2, 1958, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. STELLA MEADE.
    3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CONLEY, b. March 24, 1893, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 21, 1979, Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, buried in Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, m. AMANDA PENDLETON.

    The child of WILLIAM CONLEY and CALLIE REED is:

    1. WAYNE CONLEY, b. December 4, 1899, Kentucky, d. June 18, 1954, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NORA HOWARD.







GUS CONLEY, son of DARIUS "COONIE" CONLEY and DORA I. CRACE, was born August 20, 1909 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 2, 2004 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married GENEVA P. REED, daughter of GEORGE W. REED and IDA LOU WILLIAMS. She was born July 8, 1915 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 178 & 372 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Geneva P Reed was born July 8, 1915 in Johnson County to Ida Williams.

According to his obituary, Gus Conley, son of the late Darius and Anna Rylan Conley, was born August 20, 1909 in Oil Springs, died June 2, 2004 at home in Staffordsville, and was buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Geneva Reed Conley of Staffordsville; 2 daughters, Ida Ann Lemaster (of Oil Springs) and Sue Dell Pelphrey (Columbus, Ohio); 1 sister, May Thornsbury (Greenup County), and 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Gus Conley was born August 20, 1909, and died June 2, 2004. His last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2 & 3, 1920), George W. Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Ida (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Anna Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), June Jewel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Geneva P. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 22 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), George W. Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #205, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Ida (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 57), Edith L. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), June J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), and Geneva P. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14). Gus' brother Raleigh is in house #198.

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1940), Gus Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #135, he's a mechanic in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Geneva (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4 years of high school, age 23), and Ida Ann (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of GUS CONLEY and GENEVA REED are:

    1. IDA ANN CONLEY, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. PAUL S. LEMASTER.
    2. SUE DELL CONLEY, m. FRED CAROL PELPHREY, son of FRED PELPHREY and DOROTHY FAIRCHILD.

    (This information comes from Sue Conley Pelphrey and other sources)







MAXINE ELLIOT CONLEY, daughter of GRANVILLE E. CONLEY and SARAH JANE TAYLOR, was born March 27, 1909 in Kentucky, and died December 18, 2004 in Ottawa, Ottawa County, Ohio. She married EDWARD B. RICE about 1925. He was born July 16, 1905 in Kentucky, and died June 19, 1988 in Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 538 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Edward B. Rice could possibly be Eddie B. Rice, son of Manford Rice and Valencia Stapleton.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Maxine Rice was born March 27, 1909, and died December 18, 2004. Her last place of residence was in Oak Harbor, Ottawa County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Maxine A. Conley Rice was born March 27, 1909, and died December 18, 2004 in a nursing home. Her father's surname is listed as Conley, her mother's maiden name as Taylor, and she was widowed and living in Ottawa, Ottawa County, at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Edward B. Rice was born July 16, 1905, and died June 19, 1988. His last place of residence was in Oak Harbor, Ottawa County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Edward B. Rice was born about 1906 in Kentucky, and died June 19, 1988 in a long-term care facility in Port Clinton, Ottawa County, at the age of 82. He was a truck driver and married at the time of his death.

On page 31 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 10, 1930), Edward Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #328, he's working in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Maxine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 21), Gloria E. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 4), and Beatrice (daughter, born in Ohio, age 1).

On page 1 of the 1940 census for District 1-6 (Green Township) in Adams County, Ohio (dated April 8, 1940), Edward B. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #6, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Adams County in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Maxine (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 31), Edival L. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 14), Pauline (daughter, born in Ohio, age 11), Fred (son, born in Ohio, age 9), Lanford (son, born in Ohio, age 8), Joe (son, born in Ohio, age 3), and Catherine (daughter, born in Ohio, age 7 months).

    The children of MAXINE CONLEY and EDWARD RICE are:

    1. GLORIA EDINAL RICE, b. March 15, 1926, Ohio, d. August 27, 1961, m. TRUMAN EVANS.
    2. BEATRICE PAULINE RICE, b. 1929, Ohio, m. (1) CLYDE HOWE, m. (2) KENNETH HODGE.
    3. FREDRICK EUGENE RICE, b. 1931, Ohio, m. ALMA HINELINE.
    4. HAROLD MANFORD RICE, b. 1932, Ohio, m. FAYE GOLUSH.
    5. JOE GEORGE RICE, b. 1937, Ohio, m. KITTIE JANE BUTCHER.
    6. KATHERINE LORAINE RICE, 1939, Ohio, m. HAROLD JOHN PARMAN.







LULA CONLEY, daughter of GRANVILLE E. CONLEY and SARAH JANE TAYLOR, was born January 8, 1902 in Kentucky, and died April 11, 1981 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. She married BRANCH WALLACE JACKSON, son of CHARLES JACKSON and MARTHA FRANCIS COLE SALYER, November 29, 1919. He was born March 20, 1899 in Kentucky, and died July 1, 1990 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 538 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Branch Wallace Jackson was the brother of Malcom Jackson, who married Ethel G. Brown, daughter of Hettie J. Pace and Thomas Jefferson Brown.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Charley Jackson married Martha Cole on October 28, 1895 in Magoffin County at the home of John Bailey. The witnesses were Gilbert Bailey and Haddon Jackson, and the minister was John Bailey.

According to his death certificate, Charley Jackson died March 1, 1943 in Conley, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as June 20, 1864, his marital status is blank, his wife as Martha Jackson, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Jackson (b. Magoffin County) and Sally Blanton (b. Kentucky), the informant as B. W. Jackson of Conley, Kentucky, and the burial place as Conley Cemetery.

According to her death certificate, Martha Francis Salyers Jackson died June 25, 1951 in Conley, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from coronary thrombosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as February 8, 1873, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Willey Salyers [Willey Salyer] and Mallise Cole [Malissa Cole], and the burial place as Blanton Cemetery in Rockhouse, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Pearl Jackson Blanton (age 78), daughter of Charlie and Martha Salyer Jackson, was a resident of Williamsport, Ohio, at the time of her death. She was born September 9, 1901 in Magoffin County, died March 14, 1980 in Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio, and was buried in the family cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Blanton, in 1949. She was survived by 3 sons, Charles Blanton (of Williamsport), Harold Blanton (Williamsport), and Carroll Blanton (New Holland, Ohio); 4 brothers, Clarence Jackson (Staffordsville), Branch Jackson (West Portsmouth, Ohio), Malcolm Jackson (Conley, Kentucky), and Walter Jackson (Rochester, Indiana); 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Patrick (Marstown, Ohio) and Mrs. Bonnie Caldwell (Conley, Kentucky); and 9 children. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.) When Branch Jackson'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 working for Charley Jackson in Magoffin County, that his nearest relative was Charley Jackson, and that he was born March 20, 1899. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had light blue eyes and light brown hair.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Lula Jackson was born about 1902 in Kentucky, and died April 11, 1981 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, at the age of 79.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Branch Wallace Jackson was born March 20, 1899 in Kentucky, and died July 1, 1990 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, at the age of 91. He worked on the railroads and was widowed at the time of his death.

On page 11 of the 1900 census for District 56 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Charley Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #90, he's a farmer, born in November of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed ar Martha (wife, born in May of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 26), Dora (daughter, born in October of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Minnie (daughter, born in December of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), Branch (son, born in March of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1), and Ida Jackson (step-daughter, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 3 and 4 of the 1910 census for District 108 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 16-18, 1910), Charles Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she has 10 living children, age 37), Ida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Dora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Branch (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Malcum (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Clearance (son, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Charlie Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #52, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Branche (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Malcum (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Clarence (daughter [mistake], born in Kentucky, age 10), Ollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Bonnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 22 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 8, 1930), Branch Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #236, he's a laborer for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 31 years old. Also listed is Lulu (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 28).

On page 23 of the 1940 census for District 73-27 (Bertha) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 13, 1940), Branch Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #216, he's a rivet helper for the railroad, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Lula (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 39), Phylis (daughter, born in Ohio, age 9), Judith (daughter, born in Ohio, age 5), and Patricia (daughter, born in Ohio, age 1. They are living next to Lula's mother.

    The children of LULA CONLEY and BRANCH JACKSON are:

    1. PHYLLIS AVANEL JACKSON, b. 1931, Ohio, m. CHESTER SISSEL.
    2. JUDITH JACKSON, b. 1935, Ohio, m. DONALD ANDERSON.
    3. PATRICIA JACKSON, b. 1939, Ohio, m. RONALD DOLL.
    4. LINDA JACKSON, m. KEITH MORGAN.







THOMAS CONLEY, son of JOHN FRANK CONLEY and CYNTHIA CANTRELL, was born July 20, 1863 in Kentucky, died February 5, 1931 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery. He married ARMINTA BLANTON, daughter of WILLIAM BLANTON and MARTHA STAPLETON, April 3, 1890 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in April of 1872 in Kentucky, and died after 1931.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 175 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Arminta Blanton was the sister of David Blanton and Archibald Blanton.

Martha Stapleton's maiden name was confirmed by finding the obituary of her son Arch (1879-1953).

According to his death certificate, Thomas Conley died February 5, 1931 in Oil Springs from influenza. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as July 20, 1863, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his father as John Conley (b. Kentucky), his mother's maiden name as "Do not know," the informant as Earl Conley of Oil Springs, Kentucky, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, "Thomas Couley" died February 5, 1931 in Johnson County at the age of 67.

On page 6 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), William Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 23), Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mintie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), David (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Emily (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Archibald (son, born in July of 1879 in Kentucky, age 10 months). Thomas is living with his parents 3 houses away in house #27.

On page 50 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), Thomas Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #424, he's a farmer, born in July of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed is Armint (wife, born in April of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, no children, age 28).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 1910), Tom Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mintie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 37), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 7th, 8th & 9th, 1920) Tom Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #39, his occupation is unreadable, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Minta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 20 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Thomas Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #183, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Minta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 58), and Earl (son, married, taxi driver, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 27).

    The children of THOMAS CONLEY and MINTA BLANTON are:

    1. EARL CONLEY, b. 1903, Kentucky, m. FAYE BLANTON.
    2. PEARLIE CONLEY, b. 1906, Kentucky, d. July 27, 1941, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LUSTER WIREMAN.







ELIZABETH CONLEY, daughter of JOHN FRANK CONLEY and CYNTHIA CANTRELL, was born in February of 1867 in Kentucky, and died about 1945. She married FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, son of MADISON F. BLANTON and ALCEY BLANTON, about 1887. He was born July 13, 1858 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died February 10, 1953 in Kentucky. Francis Marion Blanton married (1) MARY A. RUSSELL, daughter of ROBERT RUSSELL and DELILA RISNER, July 1, 1879 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born about 1865 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 175 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Francis Marion Blanton was the brother of Jasper Blanton and Loudema Blanton.

Mary A. Russell was the sister of Louise Russell.

According to Kentucky birth records, Francis M. Blanton was born July 13, 1858 in Johnson County to Madison F. and Alsey Blanton.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Marion Blanton married Mary Russell July 1, 1979 in Magoffin County at the home of Henry Howard. The witnesses were James A. Howard and F. C. Howard, and the minister was Henry Howard.

According to his obituary, Francis Marion Blanton (age 94), son of Matt and Elsie Blanton and a resident of Litteral Fork, was born July 13, 1858 in Minefork, died February 10, 1953 at the home of his son following an illness of 2 weeks, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Conley Blanton, 13 years prior, and survived by 7 sons, John Blanton (of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky), Amos Blanton (Beaver, Ohio), Manford Blanton (Minefork), Hobert Blanton (Minefork), Grover Blanton (Oil Springs), Floyd Blanton (Jackson, Ohio), and Hubert Blanton (Wheelersburg); 6 daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Williams (Wheelersburg), Sola Russell (Waverly, Ohio), Alta Estep (Basah, Ohio), Lola Pennington (Minefork), Mary Risner (Jackson, Ohio), and Martha Hamilton (Akron, Ohio); and 85 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 51 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 7, 1860), Madison F. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #353, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Alsey (born in Kentucky, age 38), James (born in Arkansas, age 17), Nancy J. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Newton (born in Kentucky, age 8), Margarett (born in Kentucky, age 6), Jasper (born in Kentucky, age 3), Francis M. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 2 & 3 of the 1870 census for Precinct 7 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 8, 1870), Madison Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #59, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Alcy (born in Kentucky, age 48), Newton (born in Kentucky, age 18), Margaret (born in Kentucky, age 16), Jasper (born in Kentucky, age 14), Marion (born in Kentucky, age 11), Ludema (born in Kentucky, age 9), Anderson (born in Kentucky, age 6), and William W. (born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 6 of the 1870 census for Precinct 2 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 6, 1870), Robert Russle is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Delila (born in Kentucky, age 26), Asbary (born in Kentucky, age 13), Mary A. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Floyd (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Louisa (born in Kentucky, age 7 months.

On page 12 of the 1880 census for District 64 (Precinct 2 - Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), H. M. Blaniton is listed as the head of the household for house #308, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed is Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15). They are living next to Mary's brother Asberry and 2 houses away from her parents.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), Marion Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #72, he's a farmer, born in July of 1859 in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Elisabeth (wife, born in February of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 33), John (son, born in September of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Amos (son, born in August of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Manford (son, born in November of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Synthy (daughter, born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Grover (son, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Sola (daughter, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Lola J. (daughter, born in October of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Floyd (son, born in June of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Oma (daughter, born in November of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 19 & 20 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Marion Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #174, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she has 13 children living, age unreadable), Manford (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Cyntha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Grover (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Solla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Floyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Oma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Hearbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Marry (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Hobert (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Francis M. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 59), Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 53), Floyd (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Oma (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Herbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Hobart (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Cyntha Williams (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, age 28), Manford Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), and Holly Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5 years 5 months).

On pages 14 & 15 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Marion Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 71 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 65), Alta (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 28), Mary (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Martha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Hobert (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Hubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 18).

    The child of MARION BLANTON and MARY RUSSELL is:

    1. JOHN BLANTON, b. September 14, 1881, Kentucky, d. December 12, 1962, Montgomery County, Kentucky, m. MAHALA CONLEY.

    The children of ELIZABETH CONLEY and MARION BLANTON are:

    1. AMOS BLANTON, b. August 15, 1887, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. January 11, 1971, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, m. (1) FLORA BLANTON, m. (2) LILLIE JAYNE.
    2. MANFORD LEE BLANTON, b. November 12, 1888, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 31, 1967, Fayette County, Kentucky, m. (1) SHELLIE JAYNE, m. (2) NORMA WHEELER.
    3. CYNTHIA BLANTON, b. March 8, 1891, Kentucky, d. October 25, 1990, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) MENIFEE WILLIAMS, m. (2) RANZIE ESTEP.
    4. GROVER C. BLANTON, b. September 4, 1892, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 28, 1957, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) CYNTHIA ELLA BLANTON, m. (2) MAYME MAGALENE MEADE.
    5. SOLA BLANTON, b. January 1894, Kentucky, d. September 7, 1974, Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, m. ROBERT RUSSELL.
    6. LOLA J. BLANTON, b. October 3, 1895, Kentucky, d. May 30, 1982, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. SHERMAN PENNINGTON.
    7. FLOYD BLANTON, b. June 15, 1897, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 30, 1988, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, buried in Jackson County, Ohio, m. LINNIE MAE MEADE.
    8. OMA BLANTON, b. November 26, 1898, Kentucky, d. November 26, 1934, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Blanton/Conley Cemetery, Litterals Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. DONA MCCOY CONLEY.
    9. ALTA BLANTON, b. July 8, 1900, Kentucky, d. March 14, 2001, Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio, m. GOLDEN ESTEP.
    10. HERBERT BLANTON, b. December 28, 1901, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1937, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. ALICE LEMASTER.
    11. MARY BLANTON, b. 1904, Kentucky, m. EDDIE RISNER.
    12. MARTHA BLANTON, b. 1906, Kentucky, m. OMAR HAMILTON.
    13. ANNA BLANTON, b. 1907, Kentucky, d. 1908.
    14. HOBERT BLANTON, b. February 19, 1908, Kentucky, d. July 1977, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. JOSEPHINE F. "JOSIE" WHEELER.
    15. HUBERT BLANTON, b. May 23, 1911, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. April 8, 1965, Fayette County, Kentucky, m. MARY ELIZABETH MEADE.







AMOS BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born August 15, 1887 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died January 11, 1971 in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. He married (1) FLORA BLANTON, daughter of LEONARD BLANTON and SUSANNAH MCCARTY, September 2, 1906 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born October 21, 1888 in Kentucky, died September 18, 1916 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blanton Cemetery in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (2) LILLIE JAYNE, daughter of JOHN W. JAYNE and CORA J. BLANTON, about 1919. She was born in November of 1895 in Kentucky, and died September 21, 1973 in Jackson County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 175 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Flora Blanton died the day she gave birth to a stillborn male.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Amos Blanton married Flora Blanton on September 2, 1906 in Magoffin County at the home of Leonard Blanton. The witnesses were Farmer Rice and M. F. Blanton, and the minister was Charles Wheeler.

When Amos Blanton's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 25, 1942 in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, he stated that he was self-employed, that his closest relative was Lillie Blanton of Beaver, Jackson County, and that he was born August 15, 1887 in Wheelersburg, Kentucky. He was found to be 6 feet tall, he weighed 180 pounds, and he had brown eyes, red hair, and a ruddy complexion.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Amos Blanton was born August 15, 1887, and died in January of 1887. His last place of residence was in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Amos Blanton died January 11, 1971 in Oak Hill Community Medical Center in Jackson County at the age of 83. He was married at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Flora Blanton died September 18, 1916 in Magoffin County from "accidental hemorage During child birth." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 21, 1888, her marital status as married, her parents as Leonard Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Susan McCarty (b. Kentucky), the informant as J. C. Wheeler of Wheelersburg, Kentucky, and the burial place as Blanton Grave Yard in Wheelersburg.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Lillie Blanton was born about 1894, and died September 21, 1973 in Oak Hill Community Medical Center in Jackson County at the age of 79. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Amos Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Flora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 21), and Rubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months).

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), John W. Jayne is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 18 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 36), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Lillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Shellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Joseph (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Paulina (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Jesse (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Dana (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Angelina (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Pearley (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months), and Haden Gullett (boarder, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Amos Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Lily (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Rubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Berl (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Gladdis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 21 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Amos Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #197, he works in a cold mine, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Lillie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 35), Rubert (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Burl (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Eula May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), James P. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and J. Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 19 of the 1940 census for District 40-19 (Scioto Township) in Jackson County, Ohio (dated June 6, 1940), Amos Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #175, 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 52 years old. Also listed are Lillie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 46), Eula Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Howard (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of AMOS BLANTON and FLORA BLANTON are:

    1. RUBERT BLANTON, b. 1907, Kentucky, m. MARIE WILLIAMS.
    2. BURL BLANTON, b. 1911, Kentucky.
    3. LEONARD BLANTON, b. October 18, 1912, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 18, 1912, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in the Blanton Cemetery, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Leonard Blanton was born October 18, 1912 in Magoffin County to Flora Blanton.
      According to his death certificate, Lenard Blanton died October 18, 1912 in Flat Fork after living for 1 hour, the effects of being born prematurely. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Amos Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Flora Blanton (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Manford Blanton of Wheelersburg, Kentucky.
    4. PEARLIE BLANTON, b. October 18, 1912, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1912, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in the Blanton Cemetery, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Perlie Blanton was born October 18, 1912 in Magoffin County to Flora Blanton.
      According to her death certificate, Pearlie Blanton died October 20, 1912 in Flat Fork from the effects of being born prematurely. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as October 18, 1912, her parents as Amos Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Flora Blanton (b. Kentucky), and the informant as F. M. Witten (who was the attending physician).
    5. GLADYS BLANTON, b. December 31, 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys Blanton was born December 31, 1914 in Magoffin County to Flora Blanton.
      Gladys Blanton is in the 1930 census living with her parents, and also living in the home of her aunt, Sallie Blanton Conley.

    The children of AMOS BLANTON and LILLIE JAYNE are:

    1. THOMAS HARRISON BLANTON, b. April 8, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. NEVA (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harison Blanton was born April 8, 1919 in Magoffin County to Lillie Jayne.
    2. JOHNNIE BLANTON, b. September 8, 1920, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Johnie Blanton was born September 8, 1920 in Magoffin County to Lillie Jayne.
      According to his death certificate, Johnnie Blanton died February 4, 1922 in Flat Fork from "burns from an open grate." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as September 8, 1920, his parents as Amos Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Lillie Blanton (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Mrs. Lillie Blanton of Wheelersburg, Kentucky. There is also a note that says "This child was buried without a Permit."
    3. EULA MAY BLANTON, b. 1922, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eula M. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Lillie Jayne.
    4. JAMES P. BLANTON, b. 1925, Kentucky.
    5. J. EDWARD BLANTON, b. 1926, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Jim Blanton born in 1924 in Johnson County to a Lillie Jaynes. There was also a James E. Blanton born in 1926 in Johnson County to a Lillie Jayne.
    6. HOWARD BLANTON, b. 1932, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Howard Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Lillie Jay.







MANFORD LEE BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born November 12, 1888 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died December 31, 1967 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He married (1) SHELLIE JAYNE, daughter of JOHN W. JAYNE and CORA J. BLANTON, about 1918. She was born December 5, 1897 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died May 5, 1932 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (2) NORMA WHEELER, daughter of DANIEL MANFORD WHEELER and LILLIE HALL. She was born July 21, 1907 in Kentucky, and died February 24, 2000 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 175 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Norma Wheeler was first married to a man by the name of Ed Adams.

When Manford Lee Blanton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Wheelersburg, Kentucky, that he was single, and that he was born November 12, 1888 in Wheelersburg. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair. Not being able to read or write, Manford signed the form with an "X."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Manford Blanton was born November 12, 1888, and died in December of 1967. His last place of residence was in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Manford L. Blanton died December 31, 1967 in Fayette County at the age of 79. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Shelly Jayne Blanton died during childbirth. She was 7 1/2 months pregnant at the time, and hemorrhage and shock are listed as contributing factors. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, her birth date as December 5, 1895, her marital status as married, her husband as Manford Blanton, her parents as J. W. Jayne (b. Morgan County) and Cora Blanton (b. Johnson County), the informant as Emmette Blanton, and the burial place as Wheelersburg.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Norma [Wheeler] Blanton was born July 21, 1907, and died February 24, 2000. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Norma Blanton died February 24, 2000 in Salyersville at the age of 91. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 73 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 29 & 30, 1920), Manford Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #179, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Shelly (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 21 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Manford Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #189, he's a pumper in the oil production industry, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 30, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Shella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 34), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Adda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Marvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Manford Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 36-2 (Prestonsburg) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Ed Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a driller in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Norma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 21), Randolph (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), Harold (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 2 months), and Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 years 8 months [mistake - 2 months]).

On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Manford Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a mechanic in the oil fields, widowed, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, ha has a 4th grade education, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Marvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Virgina (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    The children of MANFORD BLANTON and SHELLIE JAYNE are:

    1. HAZEL BLANTON, b. 1919, Kentucky, m. FRANK BOYD.
    2. ETHEL MAE BLANTON, b. 1920, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. DON E. COLVIN.
    3. ADA BLANTON, b. 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ada Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Slenella Jayne.
    4. JOHN MARVIN BLANTON, b. 1924, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. JOANIE WEST.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John M. Blanton was born in Morgan County to Shellie Jayne.
    5. WILLIAM BLANTON, b. 1926, Kentucky, m. BETTY HOWARD.
    6. MANFORD BLANTON JR., b. 1928, Kentucky.
    7. VIRGINIA BLANTON, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virginia Blanton was born in Johnson County to Shelly Jayne.
    8. HERBERT BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WIONA C. (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Herbert Blanton was born in Johnson County to Shelly Jayne.

    The children of MANFORD BLANTON and NORMA WHEELER are:

    1. TYRA LEE BLANTON, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Tyra L. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Norma Wheeler.
    2. SHELLY KAY BLANTON, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shelly K. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Norma Wheeler.







CYNTHIA BLANTON, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born March 8, 1891 in Kentucky, and died October 25, 1990 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married (1) MENIFEE WILLIAMS, son of ABRAHAM WILLIAMS and MARANDA BLANTON. He was born February 27, 1881 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died May 1, 1964 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She married (2) RANZIE ESTEP, son of ANDERSON ESTEP and JANE LEMASTER, after 1930. He was born August 17, 1874 in Kentucky, died January 16, 1944 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and was buried January 18, 1944 in Lacy, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 175 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Ranzie Estep's 1st wife was Rhoda Howard and a child of their's was Lula Estep.

Jane Lemaster's full name was reportedly Nancy Jane Lemaster.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Cynthia Estep was born March 8, 1891, and died in October of 1990. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Cynthia B. Estep died October 25, 1990 in Morgan County at the age of 100. She had been living in Magoffin County at the time of her death. According to a 2nd Kentucky death record transcript, she died in Salyersville, Magoffin County, but had been living in Morgan County.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Menifee Williams died May 1, 1964 in Morgan County at the age of 83.

According to his death certificate, Ranzie Estep's died January 16, 1944 in Magoffin County and the cause of death was listed as "probably due to acute cardiac failure due to coronary thrombosis." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 17, 1874, his marital status as married, his wife as Cynthia Estep, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Anderson Estep (b. Kentucky) and Jane Lemaster (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mintie Riggsby of Lacy, Kentucky, and the burial place as Lacy.

On page 27 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 4, 1910), Menifee is found living in the home of his sister. Martin Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #138, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 10 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 26), Jessie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Irvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Junie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Jenny (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months), and Menifee Williams (brother-in-law, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29).

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 25, 1910), Jane Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #117, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are Ransy (son, widowed, no occupation is listed, born in Kentucky, age 35), Minta Estep (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Lonzo Estep (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), and Lula Estep (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Francis M. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 59), Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 53), Floyd (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Oma (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Herbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Hobart (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Cyntha Williams (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, age 28), Manford Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), and Holly Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5 years 5 months).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Cyntha Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #108, she's a farmer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and she's 39 years old. Also listed are Manford (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Hollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 14). Living next to them in house #109 is Ranzie Estep (widowed, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 34-6 (Lexington) in Fayette County, Kentucky (dated March 27, 1930), there is a Menifee Williams found as a patient in Eastern State Hospital, he's married, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, and he's 47 years old.

On page 41 of the 1940 census for District 34-6 (Lexington) in Fayette County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Menifee Williams is still found as a patient in Eastern State Hospital, he's married, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same institution that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 58 years old.

    The children of CYNTHIA BLANTON and MENIFEE WILLIAMS are:

    1. MANFORD WILLIAMS, b. November 24, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. EMMA RIGSBY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mauford Williams was born November 24, 1913 in Magoffin County to Cynthia Blanton.
    2. HOLLIE WILLIAMS, b. May 27, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. GLADYS SMITH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hollie Williams was born May 27, 1915 in Magoffin County to Cynthia Blanton.







SOLA BLANTON, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, and died September 7, 1974 in Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio. She married ROBERT RUSSELL, son of ASBERRY RUSSELL and OLIVIA JANE HOWARD, about 1915. He was born January 1, 1897 in Kentucky, and died October 4, 1966 in Pike County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 175 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Asberry Russell was the brother of Sola Blanton's father's first wife, Mary Russell.

When Robert Russell'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 Plutarch, Magoffin County, that his closest relative was Sola Russell of Plutarch, and that he was born January 1, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had black eyes and black hair.

When Robert (no middle name) Russell's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Waverly, Pike County, Ohio, he stated that he was self-employed in Huntington Township, that his closest relative was Mrs. Sola Russell (wife) of Waverly, and that he was born January 1, 1896 in Magoffen County, Kentucky. He was found to be 69 inches tall, weighed 162 pounds, and he had brown eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sola Russell was born June 10, 1894, and died in September of 1974. Her last place of residence was in Waverly, Pike County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Sola Russell died September 7, 1974 in a long-term care facility in Westerville, Franklin County, at the age of 82. Her place of residence is listed as Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, and she was married at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Robert Russell was born January 1, 1896, and died in October of 1966. 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, Robert Russell died October 4, 1966 in Pike County Hospital in Pike County, at the age of 71. He was married at the time of his death.

On pages 40 & 41 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 23 & 25, 1900), Asbery Russel is listed as the head of the household for house #358, he's a farmer, born in February of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in January of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 40), Fredie (son, born in December of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Grover (son, born in March of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Marie (daughter, born in May of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Joseph (son, born in December of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Berthenie (daughter, born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Robbert (son, born in January of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), Lorenie (daughter, born in May [hard to read] of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and Ada (daughter, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 105 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Asbery Russell is listed as the head of the household for house #2, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 34 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 49), Joe (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lorena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ellena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Dewey (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Joe (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), and Leslie (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Robert Russell is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Sola (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 37), Hobert (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Carlon (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Clide (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Johnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Anna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 7 months), and Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 1 month).

On page 51 of the 1940 census for District 71-13 (Green Township) in Ross County, Ohio (dated May 10, 1940), Robert Russell is listed as the head of the household for house #467, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural "Magollan County, Ohio [Magoffin County, Kentucky]," in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Sola (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 47), Gordon (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Anne (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Hagar (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Willis (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), Hobart (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 24), Marla (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Magollin County, Ohio, in 1935, 8th grade education, age 21), Eldon (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 1), Lizzie Estep (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 22), Oakie Estep (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, he was living in rural Magollin County, Ohio, in 1935, 8th grade education, age 26), Charles Estep (grandson, born in Ohio, age 3), and Jeanette Estep (granddaughter, born in Ohio, age 1).

    The children of SOLA BLANTON and ROBERT RUSSELL are:

    1. HOBERT RUSSELL, b. September 4, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MARLA (unknown last name). She was b. 1919, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hobert Russell was born September 4, 1915 in Magoffin County to Sola Blanton.
    2. MARION GORDON RUSSELL, b. June 11, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marion G. Russell was born June 11, 1919 in Magoffin County to Sola Blanton.
    3. MARY ELIZABETH RUSSELL, b. May 2, 1917, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. OAKIE ESTEP. He was b. 1914, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary L. Russell was born May 2, 1917 in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    4. WALTER RUSSELL, b. 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Walter Russell was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    5. CLYDE RUSSELL, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde Russell was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    6. JOHN RUSSELL, b. 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Johny Russell was born in Magoffin County to Sola Blanton.
    7. ANNA RUSSELL, b. 1926, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna Russell was born in Magoffin County to Sola Blantion.
    8. FANNIE RUSSELL, b. 1929, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fannie A. Russell was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    9. HAGER RUSSELL, b. 1931, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hager Russell was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    10. MARTHA J. RUSSELL, b. 1933, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Martha J. Russel was born in Magoffin County to Sala Blanton.
    11. DOROTHY L. RUSSELL, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dortha L. Russell was born in Magoffin County to Solo Blantion.
    12. WILLIS RUSSELL, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willis Russell was born in Magoffin County to Sola Blanton.







GROVER C. BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born September 4, 1892 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 28, 1957 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (1) CYNTHIA ELLA BLANTON, daughter of JOHN BLANTON and LOUISA CRACE, about 1914. She was born March 12, 1895 in Kentucky, died January 3, 1929 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (2) MAYME MAGALENE MEADE, daughter of NEWCARIOUS "KALA" LITTERAL and JOHN RIGGS MEADE. She was born March 28, 1905 in Kentucky, and died February 14, 1991 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 176 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

When Grover Blanton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Wheelersburg, Kentucky, that he was married and had 2 children, and that he was born September 4, 1892 in Wheelersburg. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had brown eyes and dark red hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to his obituary, Grover Blanton (age 64), son of Marion and Elizabeth Conley Blanton, was a native of Magoffin County, but had lived in Oil Springs for most of his life. He was born September 4, 1893, died at 3:00 p.m. on October 28, 1957 from a heart attack while he was at work in the oil fields in Magoffin County, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was first married to Cynthia Blanton, who preceded him in death. He was later married to Mamie Meade, who survived him. He was also survived by 5 sons, Edgar Blanton (of Wheelersburg), Ennie Blanton (Jackson, Ohio), Hassel Blanton (Falcon), Oakley Blanton (Staffordsville), and Nickie Carl Blanton (Oil Springs); 3 daughters, Margie Conley (Oil Springs), Louise Harris (Miamisburg, Ohio), and Lexie Mae Gullett (Ashland); 5 brothers, Johnnie Blanton (Mt. Sterling), Manford Blanton (Falcon), Amos Blanton (Jackson, Ohio), Floyd Blanton (Staffordsville), and Hobert Blanton (Wheelersburg); and 6 sisters, Cynthia Estep (Wheelersburg), Lola Pennington (Oil Springs), Sola Russell (Waverly, Ohio), Alta Estep (Bossell, Ohio), Mary Risnor (Jackson, Ohio), and Martha Hamilton (Akron, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Grover Blanton died October 28, 1957 in Magoffin County at the age of 64.

According to her death certificate, Cyntha Ella Blanton died January 3, 1929 in Flat Fork from influenza. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 12, 1895, her marital status as married, her parents as John Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Louisa Crace (b. Kentucky), and the informant as John Blanton of Wheelersburg, Kentucky.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mayme Blanton was born March 28, 1905, and died February 14, 1991. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Mayme Blanton died February 14, 1991 in Morgan County at the age of 84. She was living in Johnson County at the time. According to another transcript, Mayme Blanton died February 14, 1991 in Oil Springs but was living in Morgan County at the time.

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Grover Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #63, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Cyntha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Margie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Ennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 34 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Grover Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #261, he's a gas pumper, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Marjorie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Hassell (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Oakley (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Louise (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Lexie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 2 months).

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Grover Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place as he was in 1935, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Magalene (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 34), Ernie (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 21), Oklin (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Louise (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Lexie Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of GROVER BLANTON and CYNTHIA BLANTON are:

    1. MARJORIE A. "MARGIE" BLANTON, b. December 10, 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 13, 1977, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DENNIE CONLEY.
    2. EDGAR BLANTON, b. July 27, 1916, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. BERTHA GULLETT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edgar Blanton was born July 27, 1916 in Magoffin County to Cynthia Blanton.
    3. ENNIE L. BLANTON, b. June 6, 1918, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) ESTILL COLLINSWORTH, m. (2) RUTH LEMASTER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ennie L. Blanton was born June 6, 1918 in Magoffin County to Sintha Blanton.
    4. DAVID HASSELL BLANTON, b. 1920, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MAY MEADE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, David H. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Syntha Blanton.
    5. OAKLEY BLANTON, b. 1922, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. RUBY MEADE, daughter of GEORGE CLINTON MEADE and MARTHA C. WILLIAMS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Okla Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Cynthia Blanton.
    6. LOUISE BLANTON, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) J. D. HARRIS, m. (2) BROOKE DAVIS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Louise Blanton was born in Johnson County to Sinthia Blanton.
    7. LEXIE MAE BLANTON, b. January 16, 1927, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 2003,Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BRUCE GULLETT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Loxie M. Blanton was born January 16, 1927 in Magoffin County to Cyntha Blanton.
      According to her obituary, Lexie Mae Blanton Gullett (age 76), daughter of the late Grover C. and Cynthia Blanton, was born January 16, 1927 in Magoffin County, died in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, and was buried in Johnson Memorial Gardens in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Gullett; 2 brothers, Ennie Blanton and Hassel Blanton; 1 sister, Margie Conley; and her step-mother, Maymie Meade Blanton. She was survived by 1 daughter, Diana (Jose) Trevino (of Cincinnati, Ohio); 3 brothers, Edgar Blanton (Salyersville), Oakley Blanton (Staffordsville), and Nick Blanton (West Liberty, Kentucky); 2 sisters, Louise Blanton (Salyersville) and Judith Blanton (Oil Springs); and 2 grandsons, Ricardo Trevino and Daniel Trevino. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of GROVER BLANTON and MAYME MEADE are:

    1. JUDITH ANN BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Judith A. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Mayne Meade.
    2. NICKIE CARL BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JUDY HUTCHINS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nickie C. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Mamie Meade.







LOLA J. BLANTON, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born October 3, 1895 in Kentucky, and died May 30, 1982 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She married SHERMAN PENNINGTON, son of WILLIAM JACKSON "JACKSON" PENNINGTON and LAURA ADAMS, about 1919. He was born October 17, 1894 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died September 29, 1954 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 176 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

William Jackson Pennington was the brother Walker Levi Pennington.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, William Jackson Pennington married Laura Adams on March 27, 1890 in Magoffin County at the home of Marshall Adams. The witnesses were John Pennington and John H. Colvin, and the minister was William Jenkins.

When Sherman Pennington's World War I draft registration card was filled out on May 31, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a laborer in Portsmouth, Ohio, that he was single, that he had defective hearing, and that he was born October 17, 1894 in Johnson County. He was found to be of medium height and stout build, and he had blue eyes and dark brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lola Pennington was born October 3, 1895, and died in May of 1982. Her last place of residence was Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lola Pennington died May 30, 1982 in Morgan County. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sherman Pennington died September 29, 1954 in Johnson County at the age of 59.

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Sherman Pennington is found living with his mother in the home of his aunt. Samuel Eastep [Estep] is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in October of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Mary B. [Mary Bell Adams] (wife, born in April of 1869 in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 31), Shade (son, born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Mary A. (daughter, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Andy (son, born in July of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), John M. (son, born in November of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), Larra Penington (sister-in-law, married, not working, born in June of 1873 in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 26), Minna A. Penington (niece, born in January of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), Shurman Penington (nephew, born in November of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and Walter Penington (nephew, born in February of 1898 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 30 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 7, 1910), Jackson Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #208, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Annie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 5 are still living, age 37), Minnie [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Sherman (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Water (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Vernie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Gergia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Sherman Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed is Lola (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 35 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), Sherman Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #269, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Lola (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 33), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Everett (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Vernie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of LOLA BLANTON and SHERMAN PENNINGTON are:

    1. FRANK PENNINGTON, b. 1920, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. EVALINE SALYER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Frank Pennington was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    2. RALPH PENNINGTON, b. 1923, Kentucky, m. MALVANEE COLE.
    3. EVERETT PENNINGTON, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Evert Pennington was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.
    4. VERNIE PENNINGTON, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. JOHN GIBBS.
      Notes: Vernie and Everett are twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Evert Pennington was born in Magoffin County to Lola Blanton.







FLOYD BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born June 15, 1897 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 30, 1988 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, and is buried in Hanna Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio. He married LINNIE MAE MEADE, daughter of JOHN CLINTON MEADE and MARY A. ESTEP, about 1921. She was born October 4, 1905 in Kentucky, died December 21, 1991 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, and is buried in Hanna Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 176 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

When Floyd Blanton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on August 24, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that his closest relative was F. M. Blanton of Wheelersburg, Kentucky, that he was born July 15, 1897 in Magoffin County, and that his father was born in Magoffin County. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones shows that Floyd Blanton lived from July 15, 1897 to November 30, 1988, and was buried in Hanna Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio, that Linnie Blanton lived from October 4, 1905 to December 21, 1991, was buried in the same cemetery, that Ray E. Blanton lived from March 19, 1927 to November 5, 1994, was buried in the same cemetery, and that Rosalee M. Blanton [headstone shared with Ray] lived from January 28, 1932 to January 10, 2010, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Floyd Blanton was born June 15, 1897, and died November 30, 1988. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Oklahoma, and his last place of residence was in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Floyd Blanton died November 30, 1988 in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Montgomery County, at the age of 91.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Linnie Mae Meade Blanton was born October 4, 1905 in Kentucky, and died December 21, 1991 in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Montgomery County, at the age of 86. Her father's surname is listed as Meade and she was a widow at the time of her death.

On page 34 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), Floyd Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #262, he's a gas pumper, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Lennie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 25), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Dee J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5 years 1 month), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 0 months), and Ruie F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 0 months [mistake]).

On page 19 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1940), Floyd Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #136, he's a gas company engineer for the oil and gas company, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Linnie Mae (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 35), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Don J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ray Elwood (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ruie Fay (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Thomas Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Janice Sue (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of FLOYD BLANTON and LINNIE MEADE are:

    1. MILDRED BLANTON, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. EZRA STEWART.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mildred Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Linnie Meade.
    2. DON J. BLANTON, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, D. J. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Linnie Mead.
    3. RAY ELWOOD BLANTON, b. March 19, 1927, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 5, 1994, buried in Jackson County, Ohio, m. ROSALEE M. SMITH. She was b. January 28, 1932, d. January 10, 2010, buried in Jackson County, Ohio
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ray E. Blanton was born March 19, 1927 in Magoffin County to Linnie Meade.
    4. RUIE FAYE BLANTON, b. 1929, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) BOB BACK, m. (2) KEN PIPER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Rule F. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Linnie Meade.
    5. THOMAS LEE BLANTON, b. 1932, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. JO CANTRELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Thomas L. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Jennie Meade.
    6. JANICE SUE BLANTON, b. 1938, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MORRIS COMBS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Janice S. Blanton was born in Magoffin County to Linnie Meade.







ALTA BLANTON, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born July 8, 1900 in Kentucky, and died March 14, 2001 in Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio. She married GOLDEN ESTEP, son of ALONZO ESTEP and TENA LEMASTER. He was born November 2, 1911 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died March 24, 1960 in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 176 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Tena Lemaster's full first name was reportedly Christina.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Golden Estep was born November 2, 1911 in Magoffin County to Gennie Lemaster.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alta Estep was born July 8, 1900, and died March 14, 2001 in Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Alta Blanton Estep was born July 8, 1900 in Kentucky, and died March 14, 2001 at home in Fairfield County at the age of 100. Her father's surname is listed as Blanton, her mother's maiden name as Conley, and she was a widow at the time of her death.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Golden Estep died March 24, 1960 in Fairfield County at the age of 47.

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 98 (Jackson) in Pickaway County, Ohio (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Alonzo Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Tainy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 31), Clinton (son, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 18), Dona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Iona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Anderson (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Golden (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months), Frances (daughter, born in Ohio, age 3 years 6 months), and Ola (daughter, born in Ohio, age 1 year 3 months).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 65-8 (Deer Creek) in Pickaway County, Ohio (dated April 5, 1930), Alonzo Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Ohio, parents born in West Virginia, first married at age 19, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Tena (wife, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, first married at 17, age 49), Andrew (son, married, farm laborer, born in Ohio, first married at 19, age 22), Golden (son, born in Ohio, age 19), Emma J. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 15), Frances M. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 13), Ola M. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 11), Edward (son, born in Ohio, age 9), Clara (daughter, born in Ohio, age 5), and Betty A. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 2 years 2 months).

On page 1 of the 1940 census for District 65-32 (Wayne Township) in Pickaway County, Ohio (dated April 3, 1940), Golden Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Pickaway County in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Altie (wife, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Pickaway County in 1935, 5th grade education, age 39), and Charles (son, born in Ohio, age 2). They are living next to Golden's parents.

    The children of ALTA BLANTON and GOLDEN ESTEP are:

    1. CHARLES HOBERT ESTEPP, b. 1938, Ohio, m. DONNA RUFF.
    2. ALONZO ESTEPP, m. JACKIE ROSE.
    3. LESTER EARL ESTEPP, m. RITA MORTON.
    4. CHESTER PEARL ESTEPP.







MARY BLANTON, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born in 1904 in Kentucky. She married EDDIE RISNER.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 177 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The child of MARY BLANTON and EDDIE RISNER is:

    1. MARION DOUGLAS RISNER.







HOBERT BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born February 19, 1908 in Kentucky, and died in July of 1977 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married JOSEPHINE F. "JOSIE" WHEELER, daughter of DANIEL MANFORD WHEELER and LILLIE HALL. She was born November 11, 1912 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died January 9, 1999 in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 177 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Josie Wheeler was born November 11, 1912 in Magoffin County to Lillie Hall.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Hobert Blanton was born February 19, 1908, and died in July of 1977. His last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Josie Blanton was born November 11, 1912, and died January 9, 1999. Her last place of residence was in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Josie Wheeler Blanton was born November 11, 1912 in Kentucky, and died January 9, 1999 at home in Jackson County at the age of 86 . Her father's surname is listed as Wheeler, her mother's maiden name as Hall, and she was a widow at the time of her death.

    The children of HOBERT BLANTON and JOSIE WHEELER are:

    1. HAROLD BLANTON, m. JANICE WILLIAMS.
    2. DARIS H. BLANTON, m. MARY ANN (unknown last name).
    3. DONALD BLANTON, m. JOYCE (unknown last name).
    4. LINDA JO BLANTON.
    5. DANNY HOBERT BLANTON.







MARTHA BLANTON, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born in 1906 in Kentucky. She married OMAR HAMILTON.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 177 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The children of MARTHA BLANTON and OMAR HAMILTON are:

    1. HELEN JUSTINE HAMILTON.
    2. BETTY CAROL HAMILTON.







HUBERT BLANTON, son of ELIZABETH CONLEY and FRANCIS MARION BLANTON, was born May 23, 1911 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died April 8, 1965 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He married MARY ELIZABETH MEADE, daughter of GEORGE CLINTON MEADE and MARTHA C. WILLIAMS. She was born August 28, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 177 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hubert Blanton was born May 23, 1911 in Magoffin County to Elizabeth Conley.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marry L. Meade was born in 1917 in Magoffin County to Martha Williams.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Hubert Blanton was born May 22, 1911, and died in April of 1965. His last place of residence was in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Hubert Blanton died April 8, 1965 in Fayette County at the age of 53. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

    The children of HUBERT BLANTON and MARY MEADE are:

    1. PHYLLIS ANN BLANTON, m. GLEN DOUGLAS WHEELER.
    2. CHARLES EDWARD BLANTON, m. BEVERLY SUE GRIMM.







DARIUS "COONIE" CONLEY, son of JOHN FRANK CONLEY and CYNTHIA CANTRELL, was born April 9, 1870 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 26, 1935 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) DORA I. CRACE, daughter of NEHEMIAH CRACE and MARY FRANKLIN December 11, 1891 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in July of 1876 in Kentucky. He married (2) ANNA RYLAND, daughter of WILLIAM E. RYLAND and SARAH "SALLY" WINN, October 13, 1904 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born August 18, 1880 in Tennessee, died December 10, 1962 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 177 & 371 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

William and Sally Ryland can be found on page 40 of the 1910 census for District 156 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio, where they are found as Wm. E. and Sarah Ryland. Their daughter Georgia is living with them.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Darius Conley married Dora Crace on December 11, 1891 in Magoffin County at the home of Nehemiah Crace. The witnesses were H. C. Cantrell and C. M. Crace, and the minister was C. C. Crace.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Darius Conley (b. Johnson County, parents b. Johnson County, 2nd marriage, age 33) married Annie Riland (b. Tennessee, parents b. Tennessee, age 24) on October 13, 1904 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Darius Coonie Conley died September 26, 1935 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Trauma to lower abdomen (Mule mashed him against manger)" and "General Peritonitis." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as April 9, 1870, his marital status as married, his wife as Anna Rilem Conley, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Conley (b. Kentucky) and Cynthia Cantrell (b. Kentucky), the informant as Anna Conley of Oil Springs, Kentucky, and the burial place as Conley Graveyard.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Darius Conley died September 26, 1935 in Johnson County at the age of 65. He was living in Oil Springs at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Anna Ryland Conley (age 82), daughter of the late William and Sally Winn Ryland, was born August 18, 1880 in Tennessee, lived most of her life in Oil Springs, died December 10, 1962 in a local hospital, and was buried in the Conley Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coonie Conley, 31 years prior. She was survived by 7 sons; Willie Conley (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), Hobart Conley (Win, Kentucky), Gus Conley (Oil Springs), Glen Conley (Oil Springs), Charley Conley (Oil Springs), Rolla Conley (Derby, Ohio), and Tollie Conley (Wittensville); and 2 daughters, Mrs. May Preston (Salyersville) and Mrs. Walter Jackson (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Anna Conley died December 10, 1962 in Johnson County at the age of 82.

On page 45 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Darius Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #311, he's a farmer, born in May of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Dora (wife, born in July of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 23), Luther (son, born in Cotober of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Rolly (son, born in March of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Charley (son, born in June of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Tolly (son, born in May of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 27 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), William Ryland is listed as the head of family #214 in house #210, he's a blacksmith, born in January of 1850 in Texas, parents born in Tennessee, married for 26 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Sallie (wife, born in January of 1849 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 51), Anna (daughter, born in August of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Georgia (daughter, born in June of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), and Levi Blair (servant, single, farm laborer, born in May of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28). They are living in the same house as a widowed Dorcas Conley and her son Landon.

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Coonie Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Annie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 29), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Realah (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Tolley (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Vergie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Hobert (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Gussie (son, born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 20 & 21, 1920), Coon Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #139, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Alabama, parents born in Tennessee, age 38), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Hobert (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Gussie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mitchel (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Glen (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months), and Cyntha (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 85). All of the children in this family are listed as having a mother born in Alabama, making them Anna's.

On pages 15 & 16 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Coonie Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #137, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, first married at 24, age 47), Willie (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 23), Gussie (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Mitchel (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Glen (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Georgia (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10). All of the children in this family are listed as having a mother born in Tennessee making them Anna's.

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Anna Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #169, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Georgia, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has an 8th grade educaton, and she's 59 years old. Also listed is Glen (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 4 years of high school, age 23).

    The children of COONIE CONLEY and DORA CRACE are:

    1. LUTHER CONLEY, b. October 16, 1892, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 30, 1962, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA S. STAPLETON.
    2. RALEIGH CONLEY, b. March 28, 1894, Win, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 6, 1976, Derby, Pickaway County, Ohio, m. DEWEY ROSE BAYES.
    3. CHARLES C. CONLEY, b. July 21, 1895, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 19, 1979, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELVA RICE.
    4. TOLLIE CONLEY, b. May 18, 1899, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 28, 1975, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARGARET "MAGGIE" PENDLETON, m. (2) ZELDA DANIEL.
    5. VIRGIE CONLEY, b. October 25, 1901, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 21, 1990, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WALTER JACKSON.

    The children of COONIE CONLEY and ANNA RYLAND are:

    1. WILLIAM "WILLIE" CONLEY, b. September 4, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 10, 1977, London, Madison County, Ohio, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA CANTRELL.
    2. HOBERT CONLEY, b. August 10, 1907, Kentucky, d. July 19, 1988, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CARRIE BLANTON.
    3. GUS CONLEY, b. August 20, 1909, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 2, 1904, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GENEVA P. REED.
    4. MAE CONLEY, b. October 22, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 6, 2008, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) SKAGGS ARNETT, m. (2) FOREST PRESTON, m. (3) CALVIN THORNSBURY.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Mae Conley Thornbury (age 96), daughter of the late Coonie Darius and Anna Ryland Conley, was born October 22, 1911 in Johnson County, died September 6, 2008 at home in Greenup County, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 1 daughter, Betty Gibson (of Raceland); 1 step-daughter, Susan Widner; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. MITCHELL CONLEY, b. April 29, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 11, 1999, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUIE BLANTON.
    6. GLENN CONLEY, b. 1917, Kentucky, m. EULA MAY WILLIAMS, daughter of THOMAS WILLIAMS and LOU E. WILLIAMS. She was b. April 24, 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. April 17, 2000, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eula M. Williams was born April 24, 1921 in Magoffin County to Lou Williams.
      According to her obituary, Eula Mae Williams Conley (age 78), daughter of the late Thomas and Lou E. Williams, was born April 24, 1921 in Magoffin County, died April 17, 2000 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home, and was buried in Conley Family Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Conley. She was survived by 2 sons, Phillip Conley (of Oil Springs) and Larry Conley (Oil Springs); 3 sisters, Virginia Salyer (Flat Gap), Rouie Davis (Sciotoville, Ohio), and Jeanette Johnson (Richmond); 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Gary L. Conley (age 54), son of the late Glen Conley and Eula Mae Williams, was born January 26, 1945 in Johnson County, died March 29, 1999 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Conley Family Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his wife, Wanda Conley; 2 sons, DeWayne Conley and Kelly Conley; 3 daughters, Jackie Mandola, Laparsha Conley, and Ronnie Webb; and 2 brothers, Larry Conley and Phillip Conley. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







GEORGE CONLEY, son of JOHN FRANK CONLEY and CYNTHIA CANTRELL, was born February 11, 1875 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 20, 1950 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married AMERICA "COON" GULLETT, daughter of CHRISTOPHER "CHRISTY" GULLETT and MALVANIA ARNETT, May 11, 1899 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born January 13, 1877 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died November 1, 1972 in Cottle, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to the book "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 178), there was another daughter in this family - Viola. Viola, according to the book, married Earl Ferguson and they had 6 children; Hazel, Virginia, Edna, J. B. "Bill", Jean, and Bobby. This Viola is found in the 1900 census as the step-grandaughter of John H. Conley and the granddaughter of Martha Crace Conley from her first marriage to John Dixon Conley. George Conley can also be found on page 371 of the book.

. America "Coon" Gullett was the sister of Leander "Lee" Gullett and Christie Gullett.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Christopher Gullet (b. Magoffin County, resident of Magoffin County, 1st marriage, age 22) married Malvana Howard (b. Magoffin County, resident of Magoffin County, 1st marriage, age 18) on October 1, 1874 in Magoffin County.

According to Kentucky birth records, Geo Conley was born February 11, 1875 in Johnson County to John Conley (b. Floyd County) and Syntha Cantrell (b. Johnson County).

When George Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Niles, Johnson County, that his closest relative was America Conley of Niles, and that he was born February 11, 1875. He was found to be 5 feet 8 inches tall, of medium build, and he had light brown eyes and slightly gray hair.

According to his death certificate, George Conley died March 20, 1950 in Oil Springs from bronchial pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as February 11, 1875, his marital status as married, his parents as John Conley and Cynthia Collins, the informant as Dave Thomas, the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice], and the burial place as Oil Springs.

According to his obituary, George Conley (age 75), son of John and Cynthia Conley, was a prominent farmer in Oil Springs, which is where he was born and where he had spent his entire life. He died March 20, 1950 after an illness of only 1 day, and was buried in the Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was married 51 years prior to Merkie Gullett, who survived him. He was also survived by 1 son, Bruce Conley (of Wakefield, Ohio); 5 daughters, Mrs. Golda Preston (Salyersville), Mrs. Lillie Miller (Prestonsburg), Mrs. Nollie Howard (Bradley, Kentucky), Mrs. Linnie Thomas (Norwood, Ohio), and Mrs. Esta Lykins (West Liberty). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Merica Conley was born January 13, 1877, and died in November of 1972. She received her Social Security card in 1967 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Cottle, Morgan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Merica G. Conley died November 1, 1972 in Morgan County at the age of 95.

On page 14 of the 1880 census for District 125 (Precinct 5 - Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1880), Chiristy Gullett is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 25 yearws old. Also listed are Malvania (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), America (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Jane [hard to read] (daughter, born in May of 1879 in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 45 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #313, he's a farmer, born in February of 1875 in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Coonie (wife, born in 1878 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 22), and Goldie (daughter, born in May of 1900 in Kentucky, age 0).

On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #112, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are America (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 32), Gollia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Lillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Nollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Wiley (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Linnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 20 & 21, 1920), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #140, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are America (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41), Goldie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Lillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Nollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Wiley (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Linnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Esta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), George Conley is listed as the head of family #136, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Coon (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 53), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Esta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #170, 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 65 years old. Also listed are America (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 63), and J. Woodford Conley [Esta's son] (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of GEORGE CONLEY and COON GULLETT are:

    1. GOLDIE CONLEY, b. May 12, 1900, Kentucky, d. April 21, 1975, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES PRESTON.
    2. LILLIE CONLEY, b. October 26, 1901, Kentucky, d. March 25, 1973, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. JONAS L. MILLER.
    3. NOLA CONLEY, b. September 2, 1903, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 20, 1982, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. BRYAN HOWARD.
    4. WILEY CONLEY, b. February 7, 1906, Kentucky, d. March 17, 1928, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Wiley Conley died March 17, 1928 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from alcohol poisoning after drinking too much moonshine. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as February 7, 1906, his marital status as single, his occupation as laborer, his parents as George Conley (b. Kentucky) and America Gullett (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Jonas Miller of Ashland, Kentucky, and the burial place as Jillico Cemetery in Morgan County.
    5. LINNIE CONLEY, b. March 20, 1908, Kentucky, d. October 29, 1983, Sharonville, Hamilton County, Ohio, m. DAVID THOMAS.
    6. BRUCE CONLEY, b. August 3, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 29, 1974, Pike County, Ohio, m. CAROLINE HALL.
    7. ESTA CONLEY, b. December 16, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 1, 2002, m. HAROLD LYKINS.







GOLDIE CONLEY, daughter of GEORGE CONLEY and AMERICA "COON" GULLETT, was born May 12, 1900 in Kentucky, and died April 21, 1975 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married CHARLES H. PRESTON, son of WALLACE W. PRESTON and JULIA A. PRATER. He was born March 24, 1889 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died January 22, 1975 in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 178 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Charles H. Preston was the brother of Rosalie Preston.

When Charles H. Preston's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer, that he was single, and that he was born March 24, 1889 in Flat Gap, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and stout, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Goldie Preston was born May 12, 1900, and died in April of 1975. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Goldie C. Preston died April 21, 1975 in Floyd County at the age of 75. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Charles Preston was born March 24, 1889, and died in January of 1975. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Charlie H. Preston died January 22, 1975 in Boyd County at the age of 85. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

On page 9 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Thomas Prater is listed as the head of the household for house #76, he's a farmer, born in August of 1824 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 53 years, and he's 75 years old. Also listed are Rebecca [Rebecca Auxier] (wife, born in January of 1827 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 53 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living, age 73), Wallice W. Preston (son-in-law, not working, born in July of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, age 38), Julia Preston (daughter, born in August of 1863 in Kentucky, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 36), Charles H. Preston (grandson, born in March of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Thomas H. Preston [Thomas Herbert Preston] (grandson, born in December of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Rosalie Preston (granddaughter, born in August of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Ralph W. Preston (grandson, born in May of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), William F. Preston (grandson, born in July of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and John F. Preston [John Forrest Preston] (grandson, born in December of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 68 (Salyersville) Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 28, 1920), Wallace W. Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #174, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 56), Charles (son, single, driller in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, age 30), Herbert (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 29), Ralph (son, single, driller in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, age 25), and Sam (son, born in Kentucky, age 16).

On page 3 of the 1940 census for District 77-2 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Charles H. Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #23, he's a carpenter doing bridge construction for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural "McLain" [McLean] County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Goldie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 39), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), George (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Harold (son, born in Kentucky, age 15).

    The children of GOLDIE CONLEY and CHARLES PRESTON are:

    1. CHARLES PRESTON JR., b. 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles Preston was born in Magoffin County to Goldia Conley.
    2. GEORGE W. PRESTON, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, George W. Preston was born in Magoffin County to Goldie Conley.
    3. HAROLD D. PRESTON, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harold D. Preston was born in Magoffin County to Goldie Conley.







NOLA CONLEY, daughter of GEORGE CONLEY and AMERICA "COON" GULLETT, was born September 2, 1903 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died August 20, 1982 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married BRYAN HOWARD, son of WILLIAM M. HOWARD and ARTY STONE, about 1925. He was born September 26, 1898 in Kentucky, and died January 8, 1978 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 93 & 178 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Artie Stone was the sister of Turner Stone and Alice Stone.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, William Howard married Arty Salyer [?] on October 4, 1891 in Magoffin County at the home of John Bailey. The witnesses were Morton Howard and Alice Howard, and the minister was John Bailey.

According to her death certificate, Arty Stone Howard died April 19, 1946 in Bradley, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from senility and old age. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as March 15, 1870, her marital status as married, her husband as Bill Howard (age 74), her parents as Cuddy [Cudberth] Stone (b. Kentucky) and Carinda [Clarinda] Arnett (b. Kentucky), the informant as Bill Howard of Salyersville, and the burial place as Bradley.

According to Kentucky birth records, Nola Conley was born September 2, 1903 in Johnson County to George Conley (b. Johnson County) and America Gullett (b. Magoffin County).

When Bryan Howard's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 10, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for William Harrod in McGuffey, Hardin County, Ohio, that is closest relative was Lillian Howard of Sublett, Magoffin County, and that he was born September 26, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Nollie Howard was born September 22, 1903, and died in August of 1982. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nollie Howard died August 20, 1982 in Floyd County at the age of 78. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bryan Howard was born September 26, 1898, and died in January of 1978. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bryan Howard died January 8, 1978 in Magoffin County at the age of 79. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

On page 33 of the 1900 census for District 56 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1900), William Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #265, he's a farmer, born in May of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years [mistake], and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Arty (wife, born in January of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 31), Bessie (daughter, born in October of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Bertha (daughter, born in November of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Sammia (son, born in November of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Bryan (son, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), and Wilka (son, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 108 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 23 & 25, 1910), W. M. Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #73, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 18 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Artie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 40), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Sam (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Bryan (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mousia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Harris (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Gracia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Joseph Howard (lodger, single, school teacher, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21).

On page 25 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 30, 1920), William Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Artie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 49), Bertha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Sam (son, single, teamster, born in Kentucky, age 23), Bryan (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Harris (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Grace (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Turner Stone (brother-in-law, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 59).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 10-13 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Bryan Howard Sr. is listed as the head of the household for house #42, he's a driller in the gas industry, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Nollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 26), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Bernerda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Billie G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 2 months), and Bryan Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On pages 3 & 4 of the 1940 census for District 77-9A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1940), Bryan Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a driller in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Nollie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 36), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Billy G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Bryan Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Burniece (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8). Bryan's parents are in house #18.

    The children of NOLLIE CONLEY and BRYAN HOWARD are:

    1. PAULINE HOWARD, b. February 28, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 2004, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. L. R. "SAM" DODD.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Pauline Howard was born February 28, 1924 in Johnson County to Nollie Conley.
      According to her obituary, Pauline Howard Dodd (age 79), daughter of the late Bryan and Nellie Conley Howard, was born March 30, 1924 in Paintsville, died February 8, 2004 in Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, and was buried in Roark Cemetery on Burning Fork Road in Salyersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. R. "Sam" Dodd; and 1 brother, Bill George Howard. She was survived by 1 son, Terry Porter (of Salyersville); 2 daughters, Lisa Woods (Salyersville) and Camille Prater (Lexington); 1 brother, Bryan Howard Jr. (Springboro, Ohio); 1 sister, Bernice Patton (Springboro); 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. BERNADINE HOWARD, b. May 26, 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Burendene Howard was born May 26, 1925 in Magoffin County to Nollie Conley. She reportedly died young.
    3. BILL GEORGE HOWARD, b. 1927, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. GLENNA SUE PRESTON.
    4. BRYAN HOWARD JR., b. 1929, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bryan Howard was born in Boyd County to Nollie Conley.
    5. BERNICE HOWARD, b. 1932, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PATTON.
      Notes: Bernice Howard's name is listed as Bernice Patton in her sister Pauline's obituary.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bernice Howard was born in Magoffin County to Nellie Conley.







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