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    JOHN CONLEY, son of EDMOND CONLEY and LYDIA JOYNES, was born in 1818 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died about 1848. He married ELIZABETH POWER, daughter of LEWIS POWER and ELIZABETH PRATER, April 14, 1836 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was born about 1816 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died about 1889, and is buried in Gar May Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Powers married (2) JAMES MAY JR, son of JAMES MAY and (unknown). He was born about 1811 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 23 & 196 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Elizabeth Power was the sister of James Power. Her maiden name was confirmed by finding the birth record of a son. "Col Harris May" was born October 28, 1861 in Magoffin County to James May (b. Floyd County) and Elizabeth Power (b. Floyd County).

    On page 92 of the 1850 census for My District in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated August 27, 1850), Elizabeth Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #576, she's born in Kentucky, and 33 years old. Also listed are James (born in Kentucky, age 12), William (born in Kentucky, age 10), Lewis (born in Kentucky, age 8), Eveline (born in Kentucky, age 6), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Lucy Bays (born in Kentucky, age 7).

    On page 77 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 24, 1860), James May Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #527, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 44), Thomas (born in Kentucky, age 18), Emily (born in Kentucky, age 14), Franklin (born in Kentucky, age 13), Eveline Conley (born in Kentucky, age 15), Elizabeth F. Conley (born in Kentucky, age 10), Percilla May (born in Kentucky, age 5), Leander May (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Harmon May (born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

    On page 35 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated September 1, 1870), James May is listed as the head of the household for house #236, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 53), Prusilla (born in Kentucky, age 16), Leander (born in Kentucky, age 14), Harmon (born in Kentucky, age 11), and Harris (born in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 17 of the 1880 census for District 63 (Precinct 1 - Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 10, 1880), James May is listed as the head of the household for house #133, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 68 years old. Also listed are Lizzia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 62), Leander (son, single, laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Harmon (son, single, laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and Harry (son, single, laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

      The children of JOHN CONLEY and ELIZABETH POWER are:

      1. JAMES CONLEY, b. April 1838, Kentucky, d. 1908, m. CYNTHIA A. MONTGOMERY.
      2. WILLIAM CONLEY, b. 1840, Kentucky, m. RHODA (unknown last name).
      3. LEWIS P. CONLEY, b. September 1842, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. SARAH PICKLESIMER.
      4. THOMAS CONLEY.
      5. EVELINE CONLEY, b. 1844, Kentucky, d. before 1890, m. WILLIAM H. EASTERLING.
      6. EMILY CONLEY.
      7. ELIZABETH F. CONLEY, b. March 1848, Kentucky, d. March 1922, m. JOHN REED CAUDILL.







    HENRY J. CONLEY, son of EDMOND CONLEY and LYDIA JOYNES, was born about 1797 in Guilford County, North Carolina, and died before 1880. He married NANCY RICE on November 30, 1820 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was born about 1800 in Virginia, and died before 1870.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 156 & 253 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. On page 253, under Floyd County Marriages, it says "Henry Conly m. Nancy Rice 30 Nov 1820 by Mason Williams. Bond signed by Henry & Edward Conly.

    Information on this family can be found on page 67 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book, under Floyd County marriages, it says that Henry Conley married Nancy Rice November 30, 1820 in Floyd County. They were married by Mason Williams.

    Researcher Joseph Eugene Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky, said: "Nancy's maiden name was definitely Rice. I am looking at the register of Floyd Co. marriages even as I am typing this. While it does not list her parents as she was of age (at least 21) I am of the belief that she was the child of John Rice originally from Dover, England. John was killed in an Indian raid on or about Roanoake, Va. His eldest son, John II brought his family to Floyd (now Johnson) Co. between 1815-1818. He bought the Thomas Connelly (Capt. Henry's son) Farm at what is now Riceville, Ky. This farm is now the home of my parents. This is the only family of Rices in this area at the time and the Rice and Connelly families were quite intertwined. I have no concrete proof at this time, but I feel certain this is the lineage of Nancy Rice."

    Researcher Michael Nestor said: "Henry Conley's (son of Edmund) middle initial was J. in at least 4 tax lists (1837, 1841, 1842, 1846) and an 1865 deed."

    According to family tradition, Henry and Nancy had a child in between 1825 & 1830 in Virginia that died young, possibly at birth.

    On Michael Nestor's website, Michael claims that Henry and Nancy were the parents of George Washington Conley, whom Michael calls Jacob Washington Conley.

    On page 98 of the 1850 census for My District of Floyd County, Kentucky (dated August 28, 1850), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #614, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Nancy (born in Virginia, age 50), David (born in Kentucky, age 12), James (born in Kentucky, age 11), and Susannah (born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 60 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 11, 1860), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #410, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Virginia, age 58), David (farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), James (school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 19), Susanah (born in Kentucky, age 12), William Salyer (born in Kentucky, age 14), Susanah (born in Kentucky, age 6).

    On page 4 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 12, 1870), Henry Conley Sr. is listed as the head of the household for house #20, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, can read and write, and he's 72 years old. He's living by himself 3 houses away from son David and 2 away from daughter Susanna and their families.

      The children of HENRY CONLEY and NANCY RICE are:

      1. DAVID H. CONLEY, b. February 8, 1838, Virginia, d. before 1920, m. MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK.
      2. JAMES CONLEY, b. 1841, Kentucky.
      3. SUSANNA CONLEY, b. 1848, Kentucky, d. after 1880, m. HENRY ALLEN PENIX.







    SUSANNA CONLEY, daughter of HENRY J. CONLEY and NANCY RICE, was born in 1848 in Kentucky, and died after 1880. She married ALLEN PENIX, son of HENRY PENIX and RACHEL JENKINS, November 19, 1863 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in October of 1837 in Kentucky, and died before 1910. Allen married (2) MINERVA JANE FOSTER, daughter of PLEASANT MILES FOSTER and EVALINE GULLETT, December 31, 1887 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born February 19, 1858 in State Road Fork, Floyd County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 164 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. According to that book, Allen Penix's full name was Henry Allen Penix, but there is nothing in any of the census reports to support this. He will just be listed as Allen Penix here.

    Evaline Gullett was the sister of Nancy Gullett, Artessa Gullett, and Mary "Polly" Gullett.

    Minerva Jane Foster was probably the sister of Campbell Foster.

    Allen served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Minerva Jane Foster was born February 19, 1858 in State Road Fork, Floyd County, to Pleasant M. Foster and Evelina Gullett.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Allen Penix married Susana Conley on November 19, 1863 in Magoffin County at the home of Henry Combs. The witnesses were George Helton and Allen Helton, and the minister was Wallis Bailey.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Allen Penix married Minerva Foster on December 31, 1887 in Magoffin County at the home of Miles Foster. The witnesses were Daniel Brown and William Gullett, and the minister was D. Borders.

    On page 3 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 12, 1870), Allen Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #18, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Susanna (born in Kentucky, age 22), Sarah J. (born in Kentucky, age 4), Anna E. (born in Kentucky, age 2), William H. (born in Kentucky, age 2 months), Mary Lewis (domestic servant, born in Kentucky, age 23), and John Lewis (born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

    On pages 27 & 28 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 27, 1870), Miles Foster is listed as the head of the household for house #186, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Evaline (born in Kentucky, age 34), Sarah E. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Mandervy J. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Rabecca E. (born in Kentucky, age 11), John W. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Mary A. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Joseph A. (born in Kentucky, age 4), William M. (born in Kentucky, age 2). and Plesant C. (born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

    On page 7 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1880), Allen Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 32), Sarah J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Anne E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, born in Kentucky, age 9), Monroe (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Allefare (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Rachel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 29 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Allen Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #255, he's a farmer, born in October of 1837 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 10 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in February of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 40), Alafare (daughter, born in August of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), Washington (son, born in October of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), David H. (son, born in January of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), and Cordelia Foster (step-daughter, born in February of 1878 in Kentucky, age 22).

    On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25th, 1910), Minervia Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #127, she's not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child, and she's 51 years old. Also listed are David (son, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Maudie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10). Manerva gave birth to Cordelia in 1878 and, according to this census, she hasn't had any children since. It's unknown who the parents of Maudie are, although it's very possible that they are Allen and Manerva. More than likely, though, she's a granddaughter.

      The children of SUSAN CONLEY and ALLEN PENIX are:

      1. SARAH JANE PENIX, b. August 1866, Kentucky, d. before 1940, m. MASON CONLEY.
      2. ANNE E. PENIX, b. December 1867, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) DUDLEY H. POWERS, m. (2) JACOB SALYER.
      3. WILLIAM HENRY PENIX, b. March 1870, Kentucky, d. August 27, 1931, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) ELLA D. BARNETT, m. (2) ELIZABETH SUSANNAH "SUSAN" SALYER.
      4. MONROE PENIX, b. March 1874, Kentucky, d. 1937, m. SARAH ELLEN CONLEY.
      5. ALLEFARE PENIX, b. August 1877, Kentucky.
      6. RACHEL PENIX, b. March 4, 1878, Kentucky, d. November 17, 1938, Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. GEORGE W. HAMPTON.
      7. WASHINGTON PENIX, b. October 1880, Kentucky, d. June 1972, Muncie, Deleware County, Indiana, m. (1) MAHALA LEMASTER, m. (2) IRENE WILLIAMS.
      8. DAVID H. PENIX, b. January 18, 1887, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. 1959, buried in Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan, m. (1) GRACIE LEMASTER, m. (2) LULA B. FLETCHER.







    DAVID H. CONLEY, son of HENRY J. CONLEY and NANCY RICE, was born February 8, 1838 in Virginia, and died before 1910. He married MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK, daughter of JOHN HITCHCOCK JR. and MAHALA FITZPATRICK, about 1861. She was born in May of 1844 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died after 1920.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 156 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Mahala Jane Hitchcock reportedly died about 1922 in Magoffin County.

    On page 3 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 12, 1870), David Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Mary J. (born in Kentucky, age 25), Able G. (born in Kentucky, age 8), John (born in Kentucky, age 5), Cyntha A. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Maley (born in Kentucky, age 5 months). They are living next to David's sister, Susanna, and a couple of houses away from his father.

    On page 6 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1880), David Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #51, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Malah (wife, born in Kentucky, age 26), Abel G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), John H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Cynthia A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Malah K. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Joseph L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    On page 27 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), David H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #242, he's a farmer, born in February of 1838 in Virginia, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, married for 39 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Mala Jane (wife, born in May of 1844 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, married for 39 years, age 56), and Maggie (daughter, born in May of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19).

    On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 20 & 21, 1910), Mahala is found living in the home of her widowed sister. Phoebie Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #87, she's widowed, living off of her own income, born in Kentucky, father born unknown, mother born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and 1 is still living, and she's 83 years old. Also listed is Jane Conley (sister, widowed, housekeeper for a private family, born in Kentucky, father born unknown, mother born in Kentucky, age 65).

    On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Mahala is found living in the home of her son. John H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 52), Jesie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Jane Conley (mother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 74).

      The children of DAVID CONLEY and MAHALA HITCHCOCK are:

      1. ABLE GARFIELD CONLEY, b. February 3, 1862, Kentucky, d. May 25, 1930, Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio, m. AMANDA MERLENE WHITT.
      2. JOHN H. CONLEY, b. February 2, 1865, Kentucky, d. January 18, 1933, m. LOUISA ELIZABETH "ELIZA" WHITT.
      3. CYNTHIA A. CONLEY, b. May 1868, Kentucky, d. July 17, 1932, Scioto County, Ohio, m. WILBUR L. "WEB" SWIFT.
      4. MAHALA CATHERINE "CAT" CONLEY, b. February 20, 1870, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 17, 1953, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM M. PRATER.
      5. JOSEPH LEONARD CONLEY, b. April 8, 1873, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 10, 1942, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) LYDIA M. CAUDILL, m. (2) CORA LITTERAL ADAMS.
      6. MAGGIE CONLEY, b. May 8, 1881, Kentucky, d. April 10, 1968, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PRATER.

      (This information comes from Sandra Silbaugh Wilber, Enid Conley May, and other sources)







    JOHN H. CONLEY, son of DAVID H. CONLEY and MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK, was born February 2, 1865 in Kentucky, and died January 18, 1933. He married LOUISA ELIZABETH "ELIZA" WHITT, daughter of MATILDA HONAKER DICKENSON and WILLIAM HENRY WHITT, May 3, 1888 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born February 9, 1867 in Johns Creek, Pike County, Kentucky, died September 18, 1936 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 158), John H. Conley was born February 2, 1866, and died January 18, 1933. He married Eliza Whitt at the home of James A. Conley on May 3, 1888.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John H. Conley married Eliza Whitt on May 3, 1888 in Magoffin County at the home of James S. Conley. The witnesses were Wilbern Swift and Garfield Conley, and the minister was L. F. Caudill.

    According to her death certificate, Eliza Whitt Conley died September 18, 1936 in Salyersville from hypertensive heart disease with cerebral apoplexy as a contributing factor. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Virginia, her birth date as February 9, 1867, her marital status as widow, her husband as John Conley, her parents as Henry Whitt (b. Virginia) and Matilda Dixon (b. Virginia), the informant as Hester Conley of Salyerville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Mashfork.

    On page 39 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), John H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #337, he's a farmer, born in February of 1865 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in February of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 33), Berthia (daughter, born in Kentucky, born in February of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), and Hester J. (daughter, born in June of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8).

    On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), John H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 42), Hester (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17 [hard to read]), Jessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Wallace Foster (unknown relationship, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

    On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), John H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 52), Jesie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Jane Conley (mother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 74).

    On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 73-46 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 9, 1930), John H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #172, he's not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 65 years old. Also listed is his Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at 21, age 62). They are living next to daughter Jessie and family.

      The children of JOHN CONLEY and ELIZA WHITT are:

      1. BERTHA CONLEY, b. February 21, 1889, Kentucky, d. September 7, 1965, Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, buried in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, m. (1) LONDON "LUNDY" JACKSON, m. (2) GEORGE WINFIELD CONLEY.
      2. HESTER JANE CONLEY, b. June 1891, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 5, 1961 in Scioto County, Ohio, m. HENRY P. CONLEY.
      3. JESSIE CONLEY, b. July 18, 1901, Kentucky, m. DEWEY WITTEN CONLEY.







    CYNTHIA A. CONLEY, daughter of DAVID H. CONLEY and MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK, was born in May of 1868 in Kentucky, and died July 17, 1932 in Scioto County, Ohio. She married WILBUR L. "WEB" SWIFT, son of WILBURN SWIFT and SARAH (unknown last name), October 15, 1885 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in September of 1862 in North Carolina, and died February 28, 1941 in Allen County, Ohio.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 159 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, W. L. Swift married Cynthia A. Conley on October 15, 1885 in Magoffin County at the home of the bride's father. The witnesses were J. P. Power and Belle Swift, and the minister was J. W. Downing.

    According to Ohio death records, Cynthia A. Swift died July 17, 1932 in Scioto County.

    According to Ohio death records, Wilbur L. Swift died February 28, 1941 in Allen County.

    On page 2 of the 1880 census for District 63 (Precinct 1 - Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), Wilburn Swift is listed as the head of the household for house #12, he's a carpenter, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Tennessee, age 42), Wilburn (son, born in North Carolina, age 18), Jane (daughter, born in North Carolina, age 14), Bell (daughter, born in North Carolina, age 12), and Marry [Mary] Bailey (tailor, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50).

    On page 6 of the 1900 census for District 74 (Caney) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1900), Wilbur L. Swift [hard to read] is listed as the head of the household for house #331, he's a blacksmith, born in September of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Syntha A. (wife, born in May of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 32), Clinton (son, born in September of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Virgia (daughter, born in November of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Lena (daughter, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), and Clifford M. (son, born in January of 1892 [mistake] in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 153 (North Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Wilbur Swift is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a blacksmith, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, married for 25 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's a dress maker, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 41), Clinton (son, laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Lena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Clifford M. (son, laborer, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    On page 23 of the 1920 census for District 137 (Wheelersburg - Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 15 & 16, 1920), Wilber L. Swift is listed as the head of the household for house #232, he's a blacksmith in his own shop, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 52), Clinton H. (son, single, blacksmith in own shop, born in Kentucky, age 32), Lena (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), Clifford M. (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Amsia H. Peyton (son-in-law, widowed, engineer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), and Challis D. Peyton (grandson, born in Ohio, age 4).

    On page 58 of the 1930 census for District 73-15 (Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 25, 1930), Wilbur L. Swift is listed as the head of the household for house #587, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, first married at age 25, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 58), and Challis Peyton (grandson, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 14). They are living next to son, Clinton.

      The children of CYNTHIA CONLEY and WEB SWIFT are:

      1. CLINTON H. SWIFT, b. September 30, 1886, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 8, 1978, Wheelersburg, Scioto County, Ohio, m. SEVAH A. WOODS.
      2. VIRGIE SWIFT, b. November 1889, Kentucky, d. before 1920, m. AMACY H. PEYTON.
      3. LENA R. SWIFT, b. May 1892, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM E. BUSH.
      4. CLIFFORD M. SWIFT, b. January 20, 1898, Kentucky, m. CATHLEEN "KATE" FISHER.







    JOSEPH LEONARD CONLEY, son of DAVID H. CONLEY and MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK, was born April 8, 1873 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died September 10, 1942 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Penix Cemetery in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (1) LYDIA M. CAUDILL, daughter of ARBUTH ALLEN "ALLEN" CAUDILL and ELLEN HELTON, February 16, 1898 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in October of 1869 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 4, 1904 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky. J. L. Conley married (2) CORA A. LITTERAL, daughter of WILEY LITTERAL and REBECCA JANE PACE, March 7, 1908. She was born in May of 1875 in Kentucky. Cora Litteral married (1) RILEY M. ADAMS, son of GILBERT A. ADAMS and PAULINA PRATER, April 16, 1893 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in February of 1865 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died about 1907 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 163 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Riley Adams was the brother of Green A. Adams, Louise Ellen Adams, and Mary M. Adams.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Leonard Conley married Lydia M. Caudill on February 16, 1898 in Magoffin County at the home of Allen Caudill. The witnesses were Wilburn Swift and John Conley, and the minister was L. F. Caudill.

    Witnesses at the wedding between Leonard Conley and Cora Litteral Adams were Benjamin Franklin Prater and Garfield Conley. They were married at the home of J. J. Prater, "Minister of the Gospel."

    According to his death certificate, J. L. Conley died September 10, 1942 in Mashfork from chronic nephritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Salyersville, his birth date as April 8, 1873, his parents as Dave Conley (b. Magoffin County) and Mahala Hitchcock (b. Magoffin County), the informant as Cora Conley of Mashfork, and the doctor as B. R. Conley [Byron Richard Conley].

    On page 39 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), Joseph L. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #337, he's a farmer, born in April of 1874 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Lidy (wife, born in October of 1869 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 30), and Wardie Beecher (son, born in June of 1899 in Kentucky, age 11 months).

    On page 26 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), Riley M. Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #232, he's a farmer, born in February of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Cora A. (wife, born in May of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 25), Lucy (daughter, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and George Jackson (servant, farm laborer, born in September of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).

    On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Leonard Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #131, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 34), Warda (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lucy Adams (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Lacy Adams (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 129 (Green Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated February 2, 1920), Leonard Connolley is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 44), Wardie (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 20), and Lacy Adams (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).

    On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 66-7 (Marion) in Pike County, Ohio (dated April 12 & 14, 1930), Leonard Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #66, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 57 years old. Also listed is Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 55). They are living next to son Wardie.

      The child of LEONARD CONLEY and LYDIA CAUDILL is:

      1. WARDIE BEECHER CONLEY, b. June 26, 1899, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 14, 1949, Eubank, Pulaski County, Kentucky, buried in Valley Oak Cemetery, Argyle, Casey County, Kentucky, m. LUCY JANE MARTIN.

      The children of CORA LITTERAL and RILEY ADAMS are:

      1. LUCY ADAMS, b. October 22, 1896, Kentucky, d. September 17, 1980, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Wheelersburg, Scioto County, Ohio, m. (1) JAMES LAWRENCE PLUMMER, m. (2) CRATON DAVIS "CRATE" BLAIR.
      2. LACY ADAMS, b. July 14, 1900, Kentucky, d. December 20, 1994, Scioto County, Ohio, m. CHARLES LEROY WILSON.

      (This information comes from Enid Conley May and other sources)







    MAHALA CATHERINE "CAT" CONLEY, daughter of DAVID H. CONLEY and MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK, was born February 20, 1870 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 17, 1953 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Prater Cemetery in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM M. PRATER, son of RACHEL F. CAUDILL and RICHARD MENIFEE PRATER, March 1, 1888 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born March 8, 1864 in Kentucky, died January 8, 1923 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Prater Cemetery in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 159), Mahala K. "Cat" Conley was born in 1874, and married William M. Prater on March 1, 1888 in the home of David Conley. William was born in 1864 and died in 1929.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, William H. Prater married Catherine Conley on March 1, 1888 in Magoffin County at the home of the bride's father. The witnesses were W. L. Swift and Garfield Conley, and the minister was L. F. Caudill.

    According to her death certificate, Catherine Conley Prater died suddenly on November 17, 1953 in Salyersville from a heart attack. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as February 20, 1870, her marital status as widowed, her parents as David Conley and Jane Hickcock, the informant as Powell Prater, the doctor as B. R. Conley [Byron Richard Conley], and the burial place as Prater Cemetery in Mashfork, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Catherine Prater died November 17, 1953 in Magoffin County at the age of 83. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

    According to his death certificate, William Prater was born March 8, 1860 in Kentucky, died January 8, 1923 in Salyersville from influenza. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 8, 1860, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Menifee Prater (b. Virginia), and Mary Pace (b. Kentucky), and the burial place as Prater Cemetery.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William Prater died January 8, 1923 in Magoffin County at the age of 62.

    On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), William M. Prater is listed as head of the household for house #231, he's a farmer, born in March of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 12 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Mala Catherine (wife, born in February of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 26), Nora (daughter, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Kerna (son, born in January of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Robert (son, born in January of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and Lora Jane (daughter, born in January of 1900 in Kentucky, age 4 months).

    On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), William Prater 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 46 years old. Also listed are Catherine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 40), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Janie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Powell (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Wanie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

    On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), William M. Prater is listed as the head of the household for house #37, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Malla C. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 49), R. E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 21), Powell (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Waynie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Sonie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Geneva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    On page 17 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Cathrine Prater is listed as the head of the household for house #167, she's a farmer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are Powell (son, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Wayne (son, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Sonny (son, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Geneva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14). They are living next to Catherine's son, Kerney.

      The children of CAT CONLEY and WILLIAM PRATER are:

      1. NORA PRATER, b. May 7, 1889, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. April 30, 1952, Falcon, Magoffin County, buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HENRY L. LEMASTER.
      2. KERNEY PRATER, b. January 22, 1891, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. January 7, 1954, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MOUSIE MAY.
      3. ROBERT EARL PRATER, b. January 8, 1898, Kentucky, d. January 19, 1960, Tuolomne County, California, m. TRIXIE HACKWORTH.
      4. LORA JANE "JANIE" PRATER, b. January 16, 1900, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 16, 1974, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. SHERMAN BAILEY "SHERD" CONLEY.
      5. POWELL PRATER, b. March 19, 1906, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 4, 1982, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MYRTLE POWERS.
      6. WAYNE PRATER, b. 1908, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 27, 1978, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      7. SONNY PRATER, b. October 10, 1911, Kentucky, d. January 4, 1984, West Virginia, m. VERNIS L. MULLINS.
      8. GENEVA FRANCIS PRATER, b. September 5, 1915, Kentucky, d. May 23, 2003, Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky, m. SAMUEL HURSIE "POODIE" CONLEY.

      (This information comes from Darrell Smith, Enid Conley May, and other sources)







    MAGGIE CONLEY, daughter of DAVID H. CONLEY and MAHALA JANE HITCHCOCK, was born May 8, 1881 in Kentucky, and died April 10, 1968 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PRATER, son of RICHARD MENIFEE PRATER and RACHEL F. CAUDILL, December 5, 1909 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born July 25, 1876 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died February 18, 1948 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 163 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, B. F. Prater married Maggie Conley on December 5, 1909 in Magoffin County at the home of J. J. Prater. The witnesses were Emma Prater and Mintie Prater, and the minister was J. J. Prater.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Maggie Prater was born May 8, 1881, and died in April of 1968. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Maggie C. Prater died April 10, 1968 in Magoffin County at the age of 86.

    According to his death certificate, Frank Prater died February 18, 1948 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Mashfork, his birth date as July 25, 1875, his marital status as married, his wife as Maggie Prater, his parents as Meniffe Prater (b. Mashfork, Kentucky) and Rachel Caudill (b. Mashfork, Kentucky), the informant as Maggie Prater of Mashfork, the doctor as B. R. Conley [Byron Richard Conley], and the burial place as Mashfork, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Frank Praten died February 18, 1948 in Magoffin County at the age of 72. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

    On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Richard M. Prater is listed as the head of the household for house #142, he's born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 49 years, and he's 73 years old. Also listed are Rachel (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 65), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, married for 5 months, age 33), Maggie (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Ethel Pace (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Lucy Pace (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

    On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Frank Prater is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Maggie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Lucy Prater (niece, born in Kentucky, 16), and Rachel Prater (mother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 73).

    On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 77-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Frank Prater is listed as the head of the household for house #125, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 34, and he's 53 years old. Also listed is Maggie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 48).

      The child of MAGGIE CONLEY and FRANK PRATER is:

      1. MILDRED PRATER, b. July 29, 1910, Kentucky, d. June 26, 1993, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. BROOKLYN CAUDILL.







    WARDIE BEECHER CONLEY, son of JOSEPH LEONARD CONLEY and LYDIA CAUDILL, was born June 26, 1899 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died September 14, 1949 in Eubank, Pulaski County, Kentucky, and is buried in Valley Oak Cemetery in Argyle, Casey County, Kentucky. He married LUCY JANE MARTIN, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON MARTIN and PINEY ELLEN MORGAN, March 11, 1922 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1899 in Bethel Ridge, Casey County, Kentucky, died April 6, 1952 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, and is buried in Valley Oak Cemetery in Argyle, Casey County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 163 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    From Enid Conley May:

         ""Lucy Jane Martin was born in Casey County, Kentucky on April 14, 1899, to George Washington Martin and Piney Ellen (Morgan) Martin. She was the seventh of eleven children, eight of which lived to adulthood. She was a tiny, barely five foot, but lovely girl with dark hair and laughing hazel eyes. She was active in her local church but could at times have a slightly wicked sense of humor, not naughty just quick.
         "As she got older she decided to start making her own way so she started to work for her cousin Pearl and her husband Virgil at their tomato factory. After WWI Lucy decided to make the move to Ohio where her sister Louvenia, older by fifteen years, was a teacher. Louvenia and her husband Roscoe lived in the industrial town of Portsmouth, and Lucy thought she might be able to find a good position there. She was right, before long she had a position at the old Shelby Shoe Factory.
         "Wardie Beecher Conley was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky on June 26, 1899, to Joseph Leonard Conley and Lydia (Caudill) Conley. He was a handsome boy with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was charming but a bit wild and reckless, maybe because his mother died in October of 1904 when he was just a boy of five. About four and a half years later great-grandpa J. L. married Cora Litteral Adams on 7 March 1909 when grandpa was just shy of ten.
         "When Wardie was older on the occasional weekend he would go to a little town in Ohio, Sciotoville, to visit his uncle and cousins. After WWI on one of his visits he met a lovely young girl named Lucy Martin at a church social. He, I would say, was smitten for he started to go up every weekend to Ohio in his horse and buggy. Finally he decided to look for work and he found a position at a steel factory in Portsmouth."

    Wardie Conley and Lucy Martin were married by William Lawhorn in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    According to his death certificate, Wardie Conley died September 14, 1949 in Eubank from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as McGoffin, Kentucky, his birth date as June 26, 1899, his marital status as married, his parents as Lenard Conley and Liddie Caudill, and the informant as Ruby Conley.

    According to her death certificate, Lucy Martin Conley died April 6, 1952 in Danville from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Bethel Ridge, her birth date as April 14, 1900, her marital status as widowed, her parents as George Martin and Pina Morgan, and the informant as Kentucky State Hospital.

    On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 27 (Jenkins) in Casey County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), George W. Martin is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, born in January of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Pinie E. (wife, born in June of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 34), Luvina (daughter, born in April of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Ira (son, born in June of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Mary C. (daughter, born in December of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Aaron (son, born in March of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Eler F. (daughter, born in June of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Lucy J. (daughter, born in April of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 37 of the 1910 census for District 37 (Jenkins) in Casey County, Kentucky (dated May 10, 1910), George W. Martin is listed as the head of the household for house #367, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 26 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Pina L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 10 are still living, age 45), Mary C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Aaron (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Florence (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Lucy J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Moses (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Olara [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Ulis J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Lewis (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

    On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 66-7 (Marion) in Pike County, Ohio (dated April 12 & 14, 1930), Wardie B. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #67, he's a laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 30), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 8 months), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month), and Ruby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age ? months). They are living next to Wardie's parents.

    On pages 16 & 17 of the 1940 census for District 69-11 in Lincoln County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Wardie Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a laborer in a rock quarry, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 41), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ruby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Richard (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Rebecca (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

      The children of WARDIE CONLEY and LUCY MARTIN are:

      1. RAYMOND GLEN CONLEY, b. February 14, 1923, Sciotoville, Scioto County, Ohio, d. December 8, 2002, Hamilton County, Ohio, b. in Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, m. (1) LOIS CHRISTINE ELLIOT, m. (2) ELLEN VIRGINIA MARKS BROWN.
      2. VIRGINIA ELLEN CONLEY, b. September 10, 1924, Kentucky, d. July 8, 1942.
        Notes: Virginia Conley died from tuberculosis.
      3. RALPH CONLEY, b. July 28, 1926, Kentucky, d. October 24, 1949.
        Notes: Ralph Conley died from tuberculosis.
      4. ROY CLETUS CONLEY, b. 1928, Kentucky.
      5. RUBY MARTIN CONLEY, b. December 1, 1929, Kentucky, d. November 26, 1976.
        Notes: Ruby Conley died from complications from a car accident.
      6. RICHARD DALE CONLEY, b. December 16, 1932, d. January 17, 1972.
      7. ROBERT JOSEPH CONLEY, b. February 16, 1934, d. April 25, 1985.
      8. REBECCA ANN CONLEY, b. February 17, 1938, d. November 8, 1940.
      9. RUSSELL VICTOR CONLEY, b. February 9, 1943, d. July 23, 2000.

      (This information comes from Enid Conley May and other sources)







    RAYMOND GLEN CONLEY, son of WARDIE BEECHER CONLEY and LUCY JANE MARTIN, was born February 14, 1923 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, died December 8, 2002, Hamilton County, Ohio, and is buried in Deerfield Cemetery in South Lebanon, Ohio. He married (1) LOIS CHRISTINE ELLIOT, May 5, 1946 in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky. She died April 26, 1955. Raymond Conley married (2) ELLEN VIRGINIA MARKS BROWN, June 6, 1958. She was born July 6, 1924 in New Jersey, died June 28, 2000 in Hamilton County, Ohio.

    Notes: According to Ohio death record transcripts, Raymond Glen Conley was born February 14, 1923 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and died December 8, 2002 in a long-term care facility in Hamilton County, Ohio, at the age of 79. He was a widower at the time of his death and was a veteran of the Army.

    According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ellen Virginia Marks Conley was born July 6, 1924 in New Jersey, and died June 28, 2000 in a long-term care facility in Hamilton County, Ohio. Her father's surname was Marks and her mother's maiden name was Snydan.

      The children of RAYMOND CONLEY and LOIS ELLIOT are:

      1. SANDRA RAYE CONLEY.
      2. ENID JANE CONLEY, m. KERRY PATRICK MAY.
      3. KELLY EUGENE CONLEY, b. September 23, 1952, d. June 22, 1994.
        Notes: Kelly Conley was hit by a car and died as a result.

      (This information comes from Enid Conley May and other sources)







    LORA JANE "JANIE" PRATER, daughter of MAHALA CATHERINE "CAT" CONLEY and WILLIAM M. PRATER, was born January 16, 1900 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died May 16, 1974 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married SHERMAN BAILEY "SHERD" CONLEY, son of EMILY CONLEY and SHIM BAILEY, July 10, 1920. He was born October 9, 1892 in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died July 14, 1984 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 142 & 161 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Sherman was a veteran of World War I.

    When Sherman 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 farmer working for Dora Fairchild of Falcon, Magoffin County, that he was single, and that he was born October 9, 1892 in Falcon. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Janie Conley was born January 16, 1900, and died in May of 1974. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sherman Conley was born October 9, 1982, and died in July of 1984 in Kentucky. His last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sherman Conley died July 14, 1984 in Magoffin County at the age of 92.

    On page 54 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1900), Sherman Conley is found living in the home of his grandparents. Wallice B. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #467, he's a farmer, born in March of 1842 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 33 years, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Amanda (wife, born in October of 1851 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 6 are still living, age 48), Charles (son, born in June of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Shelley (daughter, born in May of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), and Sherman Conley (grandson, born in December of 1892 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

    On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 103 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), Wallace Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #188, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 40 years, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Manda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 66), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Sherman (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

    On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 3 - 5, 1920), Janie Prater is found living in the home of her aunt and uncle. Henry Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Lou (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37), Orville (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hascille (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Normal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Sarah Lemaster (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 77), Mack Lemaster (servant, public works laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Jannie Prater (female, servant for a private family, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).

    On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Sherman Conley is found living in the home his grandmother Amanda's brother. John Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Victora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 43), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Sherman Conley (hired man, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27).

    On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Sherman Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #129, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Janie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 28), Ishmel (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Dorsie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Ernie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

    On page 18 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1940), Sherman Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Janie (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 40), Ishmel (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Norsie Katleen [sic] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Ernie (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Delpha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Hartford (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Helen (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

      The children of JANIE PRATER and SHERD CONLEY are:

      1. ISHMAEL CONLEY, b. August 25, 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 14, 1982, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried Sherman Conley Cemetery, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ishmael Conley was born August 25, 1921 in Magoffin County to Janie Prater.
        According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ishmel Conley was born August 25, 1921, and died in January of 1983. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ishmael Conley died December 14, 1982 in Magoffin County at the age of 61.
      2. NORSIE KATHLEEN CONLEY, b. 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CORBETT BLANTON.
      3. ERNIE CONLEY, b. 1926, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ernie Conley was born in Magoffin County to Jamie Prater.
      4. DOROTHY ELIZABETH CONLEY, b. 1929, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. SAM BLANTON.
      5. DELPHIA CONLEY, b. 1932, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES L. SMITH.
      6. HARTFORD CONLEY, b. 1933, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HAZEL WAITES.
      7. HELEN J. CONLEY, b. 1935, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CHESTER BLANTON.

      (This information comes from Darrell Smith and other sources)







    DELPHIA CONLEY, daughter of LORA JANE "JANIE" PRATER and SHERMAN BAILEY "SHERD" CONLEY, was born about 1931 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married CHARLES L. SMITH, son of ADAM SMITH and LONA CALDWELL.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 142 & 161 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Delphia Conley was born in Magoffin County to Jomie Prater.

      The children of DELPHIA CONLEY and CHARLES SMITH are:

      1. CALVIN RAY SMITH, m. VIRGINIA NEWLAND.
      2. KAREN FAY SMITH, m. (1) JAMES R. CULWELL, m. (2) JACK CORDLE.
      3. DARRELL WAYNE SMITH, m. (1) JILL SAMPLE, m. (2) PATRICIA MEJIA.
      4. JAMES WILLIE SMITH, b. September 29, 1962, d. September 29, 1962.
      5. HAROLD BRADFORD SMITH, m. (1) CANDY COLMAN, m. (2) LAURA RAGLAND.
      6. CHARLES ANTHONY SMITH, m. CHRISTINE ERWIN.
      7. NEIL E. SMITH.

      (This information comes from Darrell Smith and other sources)







    CELIA CONLEY, daughter of THOMAS CONLEY and SUSAN JOYNES, was born about 1824 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died before 1870 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Denver Hill Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ISAAC RICE, son of SAMUEL RICE and PHOEBE HITCHCOCK, March 29, 1839 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born in 1822 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died in 1894 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Denver Hill Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. Isaac Rice married (2) MELINDA SPRADLIN, daughter of RACHEL CONLEY and JAMES SPRADLIN, after 1865. She was born about 1824 in Kentucky. Melinda Spradlin married (1) BRITTON BLAIR, son of GEORGE BLAIR and MARY FAIRCHILD, August 26, 1841 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born about 1822 in Kentucky, and died before 1870.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 314 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Information on this family can also be found on pages 126 & 136 of the book "The Founding of Harman's Station" by William Elsey Connelley. In that book, on page 126, it says:

         "Celia, born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1806. She married Dr. Isaac Rice, son of Samuel Rice, the first settler on Little Mudlick Creek, Johnson County. She left a large family of children. After her death Dr. Rice married Malinda, widow of Britton Blair, and daughter of James Spradlin, the pioneer who settled at the mouth of the Twin Branches, and who was mentioned hereinbefore."

    On page 136 it says:

         "Britton. Married Malinda, daughter of James Spradlin, the pioneer who settled at the mouth of the Twin Branches. He owned a large farm opposite the house of his father-in-law, where he died and is buried. After his death his widow married Dr. Isaac Rice. I have often been at their house. Aunt Malinda was a good motherly woman when I knew her, and still retained traces of the great beauty for which she was noted in her younger days. Uncle Isaac was cross and disagreeable at home, being particularly aggressive and sometimes offensive in argument on religion. Aunt Malinda often requested me to come and remain Sundays, so that Uncle Isaac would talk and argue with me rather than with her, upon which occasions I was furnished with a surfeit of cake, pie, and fried chicken as an inducement to come again."

    Information on this family can also be found on pages 125, 453, 673, & 689 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 453 it says that Dr. Isaac Rice married Celia Connelley, daughter of Thomas Connelley, and that their children were Phoebe Rice, Alex Rice, Samuel M. Rice, Andrew W. Rice (married Dicy Salyers, daughter of David), James Rice (married Nancy Rice), Thomas Rice (married first Elizabeth J. Caudill, second Mary Witten, daughter of Thomas), Clint C. Rice, and Susan Ann Rice (married Andrew Rivers). On page 689, under "Floyd County Marriages," it says that Celia Conley married Isaac Rice on March 29, 1839. On page 673 it says that Malinda Spradling married Brittain Blair on August 26, 1841.

    Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Dr. Isaac Rice lived from 1822 to 1894, and was buried in Denver Hill Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Celia Conley Rice was buried in the same cemetery. A note also sayes that Celia's headstone is crumbling.

    According to Joseph Eugene Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky, Dr. Isaac Rice served as a physician in Johnson County, Kentucky. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered for service in the Union Army. He served as a hospital steward for most of the conflict. An often-told story concerning Dr. Isaac tells of a time when he was returning home from the battlefield. He came upon an encampment of Confederate soldiers. He turned his horse but not before he was spotted by the enemy soldiers. He galloped away, hanging from the side of the horse opposite the whizzing bullets.

    On page 90 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 28, 1850), Isaac Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #594, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Celia (born in Kentucky, age 27), Phoeba (born in Kentucky, age 10), Alexander (born in Kentucky, age 8), Samuel (born in Kentucky, age 6), Andrew (born in Kentucky, age 4), James (born in Kentucky, age 2), Thomas (born in Kentucky, age 1), and Susan Conley (born in North Carolina, age 70).

    On page 57 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), Isaac Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #361, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Celia (born in Kentucky, age 37), Alexander (born in Kentucky, age 18), Samuel M. (born in Kentucky, age 17), Andrew W. (born in Kentucky, age 15), James M. (born in Kentucky, age 13), Thomas J. (born in Kentucky, age 11), John H. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Charles (born in Kentucky, age 5), Susan J. (born in Kentucky, age 3), Pheba PSimer [Picklesimer] (born in Kentucky, age 20), and Margaret PSimer (born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 4 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1870), Isaac Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a physician, born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Malinda (born in Kentucky, age 47), James M. (farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Thos J. (born in Kentucky, age 20), John F. (born in Kentucky, age 18), Charles C. (born in Kentucky, age 14), and Susan J. (born in Kentucky, age 13).

    On page 14 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1880), Isaac Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #231, he's a physician, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Malinda (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, age 56), Susannah O. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 22), and Missouri (granddaughter, born in October 1879 in Kentucky, age 7 months).

      The children of CELIA CONLEY and ISAAC RICE are:

      1. PHOEBE ANN RICE, b. March 8, 1840, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. November 26, 1919, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SAMUEL PICKLESIMER.
      2. ALEXANDER L. RICE, b. December 1840, Kentucky, d. 1922, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LUCY ANN BARNETT.
      3. SAMUEL MARION RICE, b. December 31, 1843, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 4, 1899, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA JANE WITTEN.
      4. ANDREW W. RICE, b. September 8, 1845, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 12, 1912, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DICY JANE SALYER.
      5. JAMES M. RICE, b. June 1847, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1901, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NANCY RICE.
      6. THOMAS JEFFERSON RICE, b. May 1849, Kentucky, d. about 1931, m. (1) ELIZA JANE CAUDILL, m. (2) MARY EMILY "DOLLIE" WITTEN.
      7. JOHN F. RICE, b. 1851, Kentucky.
      8. CHARLES CLINTON "CLINTON" RICE, b. January 26, 1855, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 10, 1948, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALICE MANERVA JOHNSON.
      9. SUSAN J. RICE, b. February 15, 1857, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 28, 1949, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Twin Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ANDREW M. RIVERS.







    GENEVA FRANCIS PRATER, daughter of MAHALA CATHERINE "CAT" CONLEY and WILLIAM M. PRATER, was born September 5, 1915 in Kentucky, and died May 23, 2003 in Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky. She married SAMUEL HURSIE "POODIE" CONLEY, son of SAMUEL CONLEY and MARY CAUDILL. He was born March 10, 1908 in Kentucky, and died in September of 1977 in Carter County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 162 & 541 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Geneva F. Conley was born September 5, 1915, and died May 23, 2003. She received her Social Security card in Michigan, her last benefit was paid in Webbville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and her last residence was in Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Samuel Conley was born March 10, 1908, and died in September of 1977. He received his Social Security card in Michigan, and his last benefit and last residence were in Webbville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Samuel H. Conley died September 2, 1977 in Carter County at the age of 70.

      The children of GENEVA PRATER and POODIE CONLEY are:

      1. BILLY DEARL CONLEY, m. CHRISTEEN BORDERS.
      2. LOWELL THOMAS CONLEY, m. PHYLLIS TRIPPLETT.
      3. MARY KATHERINE CONLEY, m. EUGENE BORDERS.
      4. WANDA SUE CONLEY, m. DONALD GLEN TUSSEY.
      5. LINDA LOU CONLEY, m. EARL GENE HORTON.
      6. CHARLOTTE ANN CONLEY, m. TIM EDWIN STAPLETON.
      7. SHARON LYNN CONLEY, m. JERALD RAY STEWART.
      8. BONNETTA CONLEY, m. GERALD DEAN SLOAS.
      9. DWIGHT DOUGLAS CONLEY, m. CAROL JO LOWE.

      (This information comes from Wanda Conley Tussey and other sources)







    WANDA SUE CONLEY, daughter of GENEVA FRANCIS PRATER and SAMUEL HURSIE CONLEY, m. DONALD GLEN TUSSEY.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 163 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of WANDA CONLEY and DONALD TUSSEY are:

      1. PATRICK GLEN TUSSEY (adopted).
      2. MICHAEL DAVID TUSSEY.
      3. DONNA SUE TUSSEY.

      (This information comes from Wanda Conley Tussey and other sources)







    SAMUEL MARION RICE, son of CELIA CONLEY and ISAAC RICE, was born December 31, 1843 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 4, 1899 in Kentucky, and is buried in Rice Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA JANE WITTEN, daughter of GEORGE HAMILTON WITTEN and MARTHA ANN BUTLER, August 24, 1865 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born November 10, 1849 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 9, 1923 in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Rice Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on Samuel M. Rice can be found on page 315 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Information on this family can also be found on page 472 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that Samuel M. Rice was born December 31, 1843, married Martha J. Witten, daughter of George H. Witten, in 1866. She was born November 7, 1849, and their children were George Lincoln "Link" Rice (married Katherine Powell), Celia Ann Rice (married Fred W. Walker), Isaac G. Rice (married Della Caudill), Dora Rice (married Valentine Daniels - no children), Phoebe Rice (married Phonzo Conley), Jane Rice (not married), Artie Rice (married A. M. Shepherd), Proctor W. Rice (lives in Spokane, Washington), John D. Rice (married Minnie Slitz), and Gustava Rice (died at the age of 14). It also says:

         "Samuel M. Rice served in Company I, 14th Kentucky Infantry, during the Civil War. 'Link' Rice conducts a grocery business in Paintsville. Proctor left Johnson County twenty-five years ago. He is connected with the Great Northern Railroad at Spokane."

    Martha Jane Witten was the sister of George W. Witten.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, George H. Witten married Martha A. Butler on November 24, 1847 in Johnson County.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Samuel Rice married Martha Jane Witten on August 24, 1865 in Johnson County.

    Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Samuel M. Rice lived from December 4, 1848 [sic] to January 4, 1899, and was buried in Rice Cemetery on Little Mud Lick Road in Johnson County, and that there is an "unknown grave" there that is probably Martha Jane Witten Rice's.

    According to her death certificate, Martha Jane Witten Rice died April 9, 1923 in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, from influenza and lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth place as November 10, 1849, her marital status as married [sic], her parents as Hamilton Witten (b. Kentucky) and Martha Ann Butler (b. Kentucky), the informant as Link Rice of Paintsville, and the burial place as "Rice Semetry."

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Martha J. Rice died April 9, 1923 in Johnson County at the age of 74.

    On page 27 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 19, 1850), George H. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #178, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Martha (born in Kentucky, age 22), and Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 57 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1860), Hamilton Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #358, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Martha A. (born in Kentucky, age 35), Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Wm. W. [William W.] (born in Kentucky, age 9), G. W. (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Florance B. (born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 29 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 23, 1870), Samuel M. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #199, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 21), George L. (born in Kentucky, age 4), Celia A. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Isaac G. (born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Martha's parents.

    On page 8 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Sycamore) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), Samuel M. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #67, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 31), George L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Celia A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Isaac U. G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Dora B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Mary J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Lizzy S. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Phebe H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Arta M. (daughter, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, age 9 months).

    On page 40 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1900), Martha J. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #346, she's widowed, not working, born in November of 1848 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 12 children and 10 are still living, and she's 51 years old. Also listed are Lincoln (son, single, farm laborer, born in June of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), Jane (daughter, not working, born in August of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Artie (daughter, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Proctor (son, born in December of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), John J. (son, born in October of 1884 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), and Gustava (daughter, born in July of 1888 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11).

    On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 81 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Lincoln Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 61), and Janie (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33).

      The children of SAMUEL RICE and MARTHA WITTEN are:

      1. GEORGE LINCOLN "LINK" RICE, b. June 15, 1866, Toms Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 29, 1935, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. KATHERINE M. COLLEY.
      2. CELIA ANN "ANNA" RICE, b. October 31, 1867, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 30, 1939, Wenatchee County, Washington, buried in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, m. FRED W. WALKER.
      3. ISAAC GRANT "I. G." RICE, b. April 21, 1869, Toms Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 31, 1944, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARGARET D. "DELLA" CAUDILL.
      4. DORA B. RICE, b. June 9, 1871, Kentucky, d. January 18, 1945, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VALENTINE DANIEL
      5. MARY JANE "JANE" RICE, b. August 9, 1872, Kentucky, d. February 24, 1953, Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN CORDIAL.
      6. LIZZIE S. RICE, b. November 30, 1874, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 1, 1881, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, there was an unnamed baby girl born November 30, 1874 in Johnson County to Samuel M. Rice (b. Johnson County) and Martha J. Witten (b. Johnson County).
        Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Lizzie S. Rice, daughter of Samuel M. and Martha J. Witten Rice, lived from November 31, 1875 to September 1, 1881, and was buried in Rice Cemetery on Little Mud Lick Road in Johnson County.
      7. PHOEBE HAYES RICE, b. December 17, 1876, Wittensville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 20, 1945, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALPHONSO F. CONLEY.
      8. ARTIE MAY RICE, b. August 8, 1879, Kentucky, d. July 1, 1977, Seattle, King County, Washington, buried in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, m. MARCUS ARTHUR SHEPHERD.
      9. PROCTOR WILLIAM RICE, b. December 10, 1882, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, June 1940, Wenatchee County, Washington, buried in Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington, m. HULDA SCHROEDER.
      10. JOHN D. RICE, b. October 1884, Kentucky, d. April 22, 1962, New York City, New York, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MINNIE SEITZ.
      11. GUSTAVA RICE, b. July 1888, Kentucky.
        Notes: Gustava Rice died at the age of 14.
      12. ALBERT T. RICE, b. October 1891, d. October 11, 1891, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Albert T. Rice was born in October of 1891, died October 11, 1891 (after living for 8 days), and was buried in Rice Cemetery on Little Mud Lick Road.







    SARAH JANE PENIX, daughter of SUSANNA CONLEY and ALLEN PENIX, was born in August of 1866 in Kentucky, and died before 1940. She married MASON CONLEY, son of WALLACE B. CONLEY and AMANDA REED, June 16, 1891. He was born in August of 1869 in Kentucky, and died about 1942.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 140 & 164 of "The Conley Clan of astern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Mason Conley married Sarah Jane Penix on June 16, 1891 in Magoffin County at the home of Allen Penix. The witnesses were Washington Conley and David Conley, and the minister was George W. Bailey.

    On page 55 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1900), Mason Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #477, he's a farmer, born in August of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in August of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 33), Burna (son, born in April of 1892 in Kentucky, age 9), Carrie (daughter, born in March of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Martha (daughter, born in August of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Bruce (son, born in February of 1900, age 3 months).

    On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Mason Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #123, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 45)), Burnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Cyntha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 3-5, 1920), Mason Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Sarah J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 57), Mattie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 22), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Cintha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Wales Conley (father, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 79).

    On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Mace Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #142, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 66), and Mary (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, age 27).

    On page 57 of the 1940 census for District 73-23 (Rush) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 23, 1940), Mason Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #541, he's a farm laborer, widowed, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 70 years old. Also listed are Mary (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Magoffin County in 1935, 2nd grade education, age 34), and Arnel Conley (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 4).

      The children of SARAH PENIX and MASON CONLEY are:

      1. BERNIE C. CONLEY, b. April 28, 1892, Kentucky, d. September 26, 1967, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TRINNIE ETHEL COOPER.
      2. CARRIE CONLEY, b. March 3, 1895, Kentucky, d. November 9, 1981, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BENJAMIN F. CAUDILL.
      3. MARTHA CONLEY, b. August 20, 1897, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 17, 1983, Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, m. GUS CONLEY.
      4. BRUCE CONLEY, b. February 7, 1900, Kentucky.
      5. MARY CONLEY, b. 1903, Kentucky.
      6. CYNTHIA CONLEY, b. December 4, 1907, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1999, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CLIFFORD H. BLANTON.







    BERTHA CONLEY, daughter of JOHN H. CONLEY and LOUISA ELIZABETH "ELIZA" WHITT, was born February 21, 1889 in Kentucky, died September 7, 1965 in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, and is buried in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio. She married (1) LONDON "LUNDY" JACKSON, son of DICIE A. SPARKS and JOHN JACKSON, April 9, 1908 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born January 21, 1884 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 30, 1918 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Penix Cemetery in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. Bertha Conley married (2) GEORGE WINFIELD CONLEY, son of ELECTIOUS "LECK" HOWES CONLEY and ELLENDER "ELLEN" SALYER, about 1919. He was born April 29, 1883 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died May 5, 1946 in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio. George Conley married (1) VERNA C. COOPER.

    Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 519), Bertha Conley Jackson was born February 21, 1889, died September 7, 1965, and was buried in Wellston, Ohio.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lundy Jackson married Bertha Conley on April 9, 1908 in Magoffin County at the home of J. H. Conley. The witnesses were Lem Conley and Haywood Jackson, and the minister was J. J. Prater.

    When Lundy 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 in Conley, Magoffin County, that his closest relative was Bertha Jackson of Conley, and that he was born January 21, 1884. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and black hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bertha Conley was born February 21, 1889, and died in September of 1967. Her last place of residence was in Ohio.

    According to Ohio death record transcripts, Bertha Conley died September 7, 1965 at home in Wellston, Jackson County, at the age of 76. She was widowed at the time of her death.

    According to his death certificate, Lunda Jackson died November 30, 1918 in State Road Fork from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, and his parents as John Jackson (b. Kentucky) and Disey Sparks (b. Johnson County, Kentucky).

    On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Lundy Jackson is listed as head of the household for house #133, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Bertha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 21), and Oakley (son, born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

    On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 20 & 21, 1920), George W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #130, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Bertha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), Oakley [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lenore (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Glen [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 5). They are living 2 houses away from George's parents and close to George's children, who are living with his first wife's parents.

    On page 44 of the 1930 census for District 73-15 (Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 21, 1930), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #434, he works for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 35, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Bertha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 30, age 41), William (son, born in Ohio, age 6), Charles M. (son, born in Ohio, age 3 years 10 months), Louella (daughter, born in Ohio, age 1 year ? months), Glen Jackson (step-son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 22).

    On page 29 of the 1940 census for District 73-52 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 10, 1940), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #298, he's a truck driver for an ice company, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 36 years old. Also listed is Bertha (wife, born in Ohio, 4 years of high school, age 38).

      The children of BERTHA CONLEY and LUNDY JACKSON are:

      1. OAKLEY JACKSON, b. 1909, Kentucky, m. BONNIE B. PATRICK.
      2. LENORE JACKSON, b. January 3, 1912, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lenora Jackson was born January 3, 1912 in Magoffin County to Bertha Jackson.
        On page 46 of the 1930 census for District 73-15 (Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 21, 1930), there is a Lenore that fits the profile of this Lenore and is living close by in house #457. John Ruley is listed as the head of the household for house #457, he's a track walker for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 20 years old. Also listed are Lenore (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 19), and Raymond (son, born in Ohio, age 1 year 2 months.)
      3. GLENN JACKSON, b. January 18, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Glenn Jackson was born January 18, 1915 in Magoffin County to Bertha Conley.

      The children of BERTHA CONLEY and GEORGE CONLEY are:

      1. IMOGENE CONLEY, b. February 18, 1922, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Imogen M. Conley was born February 18, 1922 in Magoffin County to Bertha Conley.
      2. WILLIAM CONLEY, b. February 19, 1924, Ohio, d. September 18, 1976, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
      3. CHARLES M. CONLEY, b. May 16, 1926, Ohio, d. December 4, 1978, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, m. (1) JUANITA KNOX, m. (2) DORIS WELLS.
      4. LOUELLA CONLEY, b. 1929, Ohio.
      5. MILDRED CONLEY.







    HESTER JANE CONLEY, daughter of JOHN H. CONLEY and LOUISA ELIZABETH "ELIZA" WHITT, was born in June of 1891 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died December 5, 1961 in Scioto County, Ohio. She married HENRY P. CONLEY, son of HAMILTON CONLEY and LOUISE PERLINA ADAMS, about 1912. He was born September 24, 1892 in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 25, 1978 in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 90, 158, 342, & 543 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    When Henry 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 Salyersville, that he had a wife and a child, and that he was born September 24, 1892 in Falcon, Magoffin County. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

    According to Ohio death record transcripts, Hester C. Conley was born about 1892, and died December 5, 1961 at home in Scioto County at the age of 69. She was married at the time of her death.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Henry Conley was born September 24, 1892, and died in October of 1978. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Michigan, his last place of residence was in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio, and his last benefit was paid in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

    According to Ohio death record transcripts, Henry P. Conley was born about 1892, and died October 25, 1978 in a long-term care facility in Scioto County at the age of 86. He was widowed at the time of his death.

    On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 19 & 20, 1920), Henry P. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Hester J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 4 months), and Lucile (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Henry's brother, Tommy.

    On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 77-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a bus operator, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Hester (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 37), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Lucile (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Wilma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    On page 26 of the 1940 census for District 77-1 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #270, he's a city policeman, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Hester (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 47), and Opal Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15).

      The children of HESTER CONLEY and HENRY CONLEY are:

      1. CARMITIS CONLEY, b. August 22, 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 29, 1916, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to his death certificate, Carmitis Conley died September 29, 1916 in State Road Fork from some kind of problem having to do with the brain [hard to read]. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as August 22, 1914, his parents as Henry Conley (b. Magoffin County) and Hester Conley (b. Magoffin County), and the informant as Luther Conley of Falcon, Kentucky.
      2. RUSSELL CONLEY, b. September 18, 1916, Kentucky, m. THRESSEL ARNETT, daughter of VANCE ARNETT and CYNTHIA SALYER.
      3. LUCILLE CONLEY, b. January 10, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HENRY FORD PRESTON.
      4. WILMA ETHELEEN CONLEY, b. January 20, 1920, Kentucky, m. DONALD CARL IMMERFALL.
      5. OPAL IRENE CONLEY, b. July 30, 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ALVIN THEODORE HOYME.







    RANZIE O. CONLEY, son of GEORGE WALLACE CONLEY and JULIA ELLEN KENNARD, was born December 12, 1912 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died January 30, 1945. He married LAURA ELLEN SMITH.

    Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 531), Ramsey Conley was born December 12, 1912, married Laura Ellen Smith, and died January 30, 1945.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ransie M. Conley was born December 12, 1912 in Johnson County to Julia Kennaird.

      The children of RANZIE CONLEY and LAURA SMITH are:

      1. NORMA J. CONLEY, b. Pike County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Norma J. Conley was born in Pike County to Laura Smith.
      2. WANDA CONLEY.
      3. RONNIE CONLEY.







    BRUNK WINSTON CONLEY, son of GEORGE WALLACE CONLEY and JULIA ELLEN KENNARD, was born October 10, 1915 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died May 14, 1965 in Lane County, Oregon. He married (1) ELVA LESLIE WAKEMAN. Brunk Conley married (2) FLORENCE AGNES RUSSELL.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 531 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Brunk Winston Conley was with the 101st Airborne Division in Normandy and Holland in World War II.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Brumk Conley was born October 10, 1915 in Morgan County to Julia Kennard.

    According to Oregon death record transcripts, Brunk W. Conley died May 14, 1965 in Lane County at the age of 48.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Brunk Conley was born October 11, 1915, and died in May of 1965. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

      The children of BRUNK CONLEY and ELVA WAKEMAN are:

      1. BRUNK JERRALYN "BUTCH" CONLEY, m. MONA UPTON.
      2. LEON CHESTER CONLEY, m. (1) DOREEN (unknown last name), m. (2) ALBERTA MONK.
      3. LESLIE WINSTON CONLEY, m. (1) ELAINE (unknown last name), m. (2) KATHY (unknown last name).

      The child of BRUNK CONLEY and FLORENCE RUSSELL is:

      1. SHELLY ANN CONLEY.

      (This information comes from Brunk Conley and other sources)







    BRUNK JERRALYN "BUTCH" CONLEY, son of BRUNK WINSTON CONLEY and ELVA WAKEMAN, married MONA UPTON.

    Notes: Information on Butch Conley can be found on page 531 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of BUTCH CONLEY and MONA UPTON are:

      1. BRUNK WESLEY CONLEY, m. LAURA ROCHETTO.
      2. JULIE CHRISTINA CONLEY, m. (1) BILL HOPKINS, m. (2) GAR ROBINSON.
      3. WILLIAM LESLIE CONLEY, m. KATHRYN JONES.

      (This information comes from Brunk Conley and other sources)







    BRUNK WESLEY CONLEY, son of BRUNK JERRALYN CONLEY and MONA UPTON, married LAURA ROCHETTO.

      The children of BRUNK CONLEY and LAURA ROCHETTO are:

      1. BRUNK VINCENT CONLEY.
      2. NICHOLAS ANTHONY CONLEY.
      3. JACOB PETER CONLEY.
      4. ZACHARY TAYLOR CONLEY.
      5. LUCAS CHRISTIAN CONLEY.

      (This information comes from Brunk Conley and other sources)







    JULIE CHRISTINA CONLEY, daughter of BRUNK JERRALYN CONLEY and MONA UPTON, married (1) BILL HOPKINS. Julie Conley married (2) GAR ROBINSON.

      The child of JULIE CONLEY and BILL HOPKINS is:

      1. JENNIFER MARIE HOPKINS.

      (This information comes from Brunk Conley and other sources)







    WILLIAM LESLIE CONLEY, son of BRUNK JERRALYN CONLEY and MONA UPTON, married KATHRYN JONES.

      The children of WILLIAM CONLEY and KATHRYN JONES are:

      1. ALISABETH ANN CONLEY.
      2. CALEB CONLEY.

      (This information comes from Brunk Conley and other sources)







    LEON CHESTER CONLEY, son of BRUNK WINSTON CONLEY and ELVA WAKEMAN, married (1) DOREEN (unknown last name). Leon Conley married (2) ALBERTA MONK.

    Notes: Information on Leon Conley can be found on page 531 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Leon Conley served in Vietnam.

      The children of LEON CONLEY and DOREEN (unknown last name) are:

      1. MICHAEL LEON CONLEY.
      2. MICHELLE CONLEY.

      The child of LEON CONLEY and ALBERTA MONK is:

      1. KIMBERLY ANN CONLEY.

      (This information comes from Brunk Conley and other sources)







    WONNIE CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM PIERCE CONLEY and ELLEAN BLANTON, was born May 11, 1910 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died April 7, 1979 in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married EDGAR CAUDILL, son of LEROY CAUDILL and AURORA PICKLESIMER, June 17, 1926. He was born June 17, 1903 in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died January 23, 1991 in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 43 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Edgar Caudill was born June 17, 1904 in Johnson County to Roy Caudill and Aurora P.Simer. The page is indexed as 1903 Johnson County births, but says 1904 at the top of the page.

    According to her obituary, Wonnie Conley Caudill (age 69), daughter of the late William Pierce and Ellene Blanton Conley, was born May 11, 1910 in Magoffin County, died April 7, 1979 at home in Swamp Branch after a brief illness, and was buried in Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch. She was survived by 2 sons, Rev. Donald Caudill (of Leander) and Darwin Caudill (Hager Hill); 5 daughters, Doris Ann Brown (Swamp Branch), Dorothy Ann May (Swamp Branch), Daisy Ratliff (Turner Branch), Georgene Caudill (Tutor Key), and Geraldine Brown (Lexington); 1 brother, Lonzie Conley (Swamp Branch); 24 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Wonnie Caudill was born May 11, 1910, and died in April of 1979. She received her Social Security card in 1956-57 in Virginia, and her last place of residence was in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Wonnie Caudill died April 7, 1979 in Johnson County at the age of 69. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Edgar Caudill was born June 17, 1903, and died in January of 1991.

    According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Edgar Caudill died January 23, 1991 in Lawrence County at the age of 87. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death. According to another, He died in Swamp Branch and was living in Lawrence County.

    On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Edgar Caudill is listed as the head of family #168a in house #156 (Edgar's father's house), he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Wonnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 19), Anna Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 8 months), and Dortha A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

      The children of WONNIE CONLEY and EDGAR CAUDILL are:

      1. DORIS ANNALEE CAUDILL, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DEN W. BROWN.
      2. DOROTHY ALINE CAUDILL, b. April 2, 1930, Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 30, 2002, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT CLYDE MAY.
      3. DAISY ELAINE CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLYDE RATLIFF.
      4. DONALD RAY CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BETTY FAYE PRICE.
      5. GEORGENE CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BILLY RAY CAUDILL.
      6. DARWIN EDGAR CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VANDELLA AUXIER.
      7. GERALDINE "NANCY" CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BRYAN DELANO BROWN.







    DORIS ANNALEE CAUDILL, daughter of WONNIE CONLEY and EDGAR CAUDILL, was born about 1927 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married DEN W. BROWN, son of HETTIE J. PACE and THOMAS JEFFERSON BROWN. He was born May 7, 1921 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 10, 1968 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 43 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Doris Annalee Caudill must have married a man by the name of John E. Smith after Den Brown died, because in her daughter Ethellynn's obituary there is a John E. Smith Jr. listed as a surviving half-brother.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Doris A. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Wonnie Conley.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Den Brown was born May 7, 1921 in Johnson County to Hety Pabe.

    According to his obituary, Den W. Brown (age 46), son of Tom and Hettie Pace Brown, was a resident of Swamp Branch at the time of his death. He was born May 7, 1921 in Johnson County, died January 10, 1968 in Paintsville, and is buried in Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch. He was survived by his wife, Ann Caudill Brown; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethellyn Ward (of Swamp Branch) and Joyce Ann Brown (Swamp Branch); 2 brothers, D. J. Brown (Baltimore, Maryland) and Paul Brown (Rochester, Indiana); 5 sisters, Mrs. Malcolm Jackson (Conley, Kentucky), Mrs. Cecil Martin (Baltimore), Mrs. Herschell Blanton (Charleston, West Virginia), Mrs. James Carroll (Paintsville), and Mrs. Curt Bailey (Rochester, Indiana); and 2 grandsons. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.) According to Social Security death record transcripts, Den Brown was born May 7, 1921, and died in January of 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Den W. Brown died January 10, 1968 in Johnson County at the age of 46. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

      The children of ANN CAUDILL and DEN BROWN are:

      1. JOYCE ANN BROWN, m. DONALD PHILLIP WILSON.
      2. ETHELLYNN BROWN, b. May 24, 1947, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1, 1984, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JEFF WARD.
        Notes: According to her obituary, Ethellynn Brown Ward (age 37), daughter of Den W. and Ann Caudill Brown, was born May 24, 1947 in Johnson County, died July 1, 1984 in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, and was buried in Ward Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by her mother (of Swamp Branch); her husband, Jeff Ward; 3 sons, Bill, Bob, and Shawn Ward (all of Oil Springs); 1 sister, Joyce Ann Wilson (Louisa, Kentucky), and 1 half-brother, John E. Smith Jr. (Chicago, Illinois). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







    JOYCE ANN BROWN, daughter of DORIS ANNALEE CAUDILL and DEN W. BROWN, married DONALD PHILLIP WILSON.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 43 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of JOYCE BROWN and DONALD WILSON are:

      1. PHILIP JOHN WILSON.
      2. ANNA DENISE WILSON.







    DOROTHY ALINE CAUDILL, daughter of WONNIE CONLEY and EDGAR CAUDILL, was born April 2, 1930 in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 30, 2002 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ROBERT CLYDE MAY, son of CLAUDE GRANT MAY and LYDIA JANE HACKWORTH, June 2, 1948 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 17, 1925 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 13, 1984 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Bayes-Caudill Cemetery in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 43 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dortha A. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Mammie Conley.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde May was born October 17, 1925 in Johnson County to Jane Hackworth.

    According to her obituary, Dorothy Caudill May (age 72), daughter of the late Edgar and Wonnie Conley Caudill, was born April 2, 1930 in Swamp Branch, died August 30, 2002 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in the Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde May, and a brother, Darwin Caudill. She was survived by 4 daughters, Linda Cole (of Leander), Barbara Harman (Leander), Patricia Perkins (Upper Sandusky, Ohio), and Roberta Hackworth (Louisa); 1 brother, Rev. Donald Ray Caudill (Leander); 4 sisters, Doris Ann Brown (Louisa), Daisy Ratliff (Paintsville), Georgene Caudill (Staffordsville), and Nancy Brown (Lexington); 8 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 6 step-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dortha A. May was born April 2, 1930, and died August 30, 2002. She received her Social Security card in 1968 in Kentucky, her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and her last benefit was paid in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to his obituary, Clyde May (age 58), son of the late Claude May and Jane Hackworth May, was a resident of Swamp Branch and a retired construction worker. He was born October 17, 1925 in Johnson County, died April 13, 1984 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville after an extended illness, and was buried in Bayes-Caudill Cemetery in Swamp Branch. He was survived by his mother; his wife, Dorothy Caudill May; 4 daughters, Patricia Perkins (of Upper Sandusky, Ohio), Barbara Harmon (Swamp Branch), Linda May (Swamp Branch), and Roberta Hackworth (Swamp Branch); and 4 sisters, Nellie Caudill (Swamp Branch), Opal O'Bryan (Leander), Myrtle Dowler (West Milton, Ohio), and Betty Jennings (Lima, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Robert May was born October 17, 1925, and died in April of 1984. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, his last place of residence was in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, and his last benefit was paid in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.

      The children of DOROTHY CAUDILL and CLYDE MAY are:

      1. PATRICIA ALLENE MAY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JIMMY RAY PERKINS.
      2. BARBARA LYNN MAY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JEFFERY LANE HARMAN.
      3. LINDA KAY MAY, m. (unknown first name) COLE.
      4. ROBERTA RAYE MAY, m. JOHN FRANKLIN HACKWORTH JR., son of JOHN FRANKLIN HACKWORTH and JUDY BLAIR.







    PATRICIA ALLENE MAY, daughter of DOROTHY ALINE CAUDILL and ROBERT CLYDE MAY, was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JIMMY RAY PERKINS.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 43 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Patricia A. May was born in Johnson County to Dorthy Caudill.

      The children of PATRICIA MAY and JIMMY PERKINS are:

      1. JIMMY FRANKLIN PERKINS.
      2. ANITA JO PERKINS.
      3. JASON RAY PERKINS.







    BARBARA LYNN MAY, daughter of DOROTHY ALINE CAUDILL and ROBERT CLYDE MAY, was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JEFFERY LANE HARMAN.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 43 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Barbara L. May was born in Johnson County to Dorothy Caudill.

      The children of BARBARA MAY and JEFFERY HARMAN are:

      1. JEFFERY LANE HARMAN JR.
      2. JOSEPH BARRY HARMAN.







    DAISY ELAINE CAUDILL, daughter of WONNIE CONLEY and EDGAR CAUDILL, was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married CLYDE RATLIFF.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 44 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Daisy E. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Wana Conley.

      The children of DAISY CAUDILL and CLYDE RATLIFF are:

      1. ROBERT CLYDE RATLIFF, m. SHIRLEY MARIE NEWMAN.
      2. RONALD DEAN RATLIFF.
      3. LARRY DOUGLAS RATLIFF, m. SANDRA HANEY.







    ROBERT CLYDE RATLIFF, son of DAISY ELAINE CAUDILL and CLYDE RATLIFF, married SHIRLEY MARIE NEWMAN.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 44 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of ROBERT RATLIFF and SHIRLEY NEWMAN are:

      1. TAMMY ARLENE RATLIFF.
      2. ROBERT CLYDE RATLIFF JR.







    DONALD RAY CAUDILL, son of WONNIE CONLEY and EDGAR CAUDILL, was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married BETTY FAYE PRICE, daughter of JOSEPHINE MAY and (unknown first name) PRICE. She was born in Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 44 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Josephine May was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" May and Margaret M. "Peggy" Risner.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donald R. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Wannie Conley.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty F. Price was born in Johnson County to Josephine May.

      The children of DONALD CAUDILL and BETTY PRICE are:

      1. STEPHEN RAY CAUDILL, m. VIVIAN JEAN MEADE.
      2. DELORIS ANN CAUDILL, m. RANDALL G. POWERS.
      3. TERRY ANTHONY CAUDILL, m. PENNY HANNAH.
      4. MARK ALLEN CAUDILL, m. VONDA BUTCHER.
      5. DEBRA DENISE CAUDILL.
      6. DONALD EDGAR CAUDILL.







    STEPHEN RAY CAUDILL, son of DONALD RAY CAUDILL and BETTY FAYE PRICE, married VIVIAN JEAN MEADE.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 44 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of STEPHEN CAUDILL and VIVIAN MEADE are:

      1. STEPHEN RAY CAUDILL JR.
      2. ROSETTA GAYE CAUDILL.
      3. TABITHA LEEANN CAUDILL.







    DELORIS ANN CAUDILL, daughter of DONALD RAY CAUDILL and BETTY FAYE PRICE, married RANDALL G. POWERS.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 44 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of DELORIS CAUDILL and RANDALL POWERS are:

      1. MELISSA ANN POWERS.
      2. AMY POWERS.
      3. RANDALL DERRICK POWERS.
      4. MICHAEL DARREN POWERS.







    TERRY ANTHONY CAUDILL, son of DONALD RAY CAUDILL and BETTY FAYE PRICE, married PENNY HANNAH.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 44 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

      The children of TERRY CAUDILL and PENNY HANNAH are:

      1. TERRY ANTHONY CAUDILL JR.
      2. MIRANDA G. CAUDILL.







    JAMES M. RICE, son of CELIA CONLEY and ISAAC RICE, was born in June of 1847 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died in 1901, and is buried in Denver Hill Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married NANCY RICE, daughter of SAMUEL K. RICE and CATHARINE REED, April 15, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born April 14, 1853 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died in 1919, and is buried in Denver Hill Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 315 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Information on this family can also be found on page 453 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Nancy Rice was born April 14, 1853 in Jennies Creek to Samuel K. Rice and Katharine Reed.

    According to Kentucky marriage records, James M. Rice (farmer, b. Johnson County, parents b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 26) married Nancy Rice (b. Johnson County, parents b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 21) on April 15, 1874 in Johnson County.

    Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that James M. Rice lived from 1847 to 1901, and was buried in Denver Hill Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Nancy Rice Rice lived from 1853 to 1919, and was buried in the same cemetery.

    On page 26 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1880), James M. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #335, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), George N. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Thomas R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Stella (daughter, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, age 2 months).

    On page 19 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), James M. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a farmer, born in June of 1847 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in April of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, age 47), Thomas (son, single, farmer born in August of 1878 in Kentucky, age 21), Cora A. (daughter, born in January of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Charley B. (son, born in June of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Ballard (son, born in March of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Alonzo C. (son, born in February of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), and Alcus (son, born in November of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Nancy Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #86, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, and she's 57 years old. Also listed are Charley (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Ballard (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 23), and Alcus (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 19). Daughter Cora is living under the same roof but listed as a separate family.

      The children of JAMES RICE and NANCY RICE are:

      1. GEORGE N. RICE, b. October 1874, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1919, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA E. BLAIR.
      2. THOMAS R. RICE, b. August 17, 1878, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 14, 1966, New Boston, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ERIE ZELLA WILLIAMS.
      3. STELLA RICE, b. March 1880, Kentucky.
      4. CORA A. RICE, b. January 1882, Kentucky, d. September 28, 1960, Highland County, Ohio, m. JOHN L. WILLIAMS.
      5. CHARLES BLAIN RICE, b. June 28, 1885, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 20, 1977, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, m. BEULAH M. SMITH.
      6. WILLIAM BALLARD "BALLARD" RICE, b. March 7, 1887, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 21, 1938, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. AGNES FAIRCHILD.
      7. ALONZO SCYLER RICE, b. February 11, 1889, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 1, 1976, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELLEN "ELLA" BURCHETT.
      8. ALCUS RICE, b. November 17, 1890, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 1, 1921, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. LORA M. WINTERS.







    THOMAS JEFFERSON RICE, son of CELIA CONLEY and ISAAC RICE, was born in May of 1849 in Kentucky, and died about 1931. He married (1) ELIZA JANE CAUDILL, daughter of MARTHA HITCHCOCK and WILLIAM CAUDILL, November 15, 1877 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born October 10, 1858 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 6, 1894, and is buried in Rice Cemetery on Little Mud Lick Road in Johnson County, Kentucky. Thomas Rice married (2) MARY EMILY "DOLLIE" WITTEN, daughter of THOMAS F. WITTEN and LUCINA WARD, February 2, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born May 4, 1877 in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 6, 1962 in Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 315 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Information on this family can be found on page 453 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that Thomas Rice was 1st married to Elizabeth J. Caudill, and 2nd to Mary Witten, daughter of Thomas.

    Thomas Rice's 2nd wife was his daughter Laura's husband's sister.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Lizajane Caudill was born October 10, 1858 in Johnson County to William Caudill and Martha Hitchcock.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thomas F. Witten married Latisina Ward on November 2, 1867 in Johnson County.

    According to Kentucky marriage records, Thomas J. Rice (farmer, resident of Johnson County, b. Johnson County, parents b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 25) married Eliza J. Caudill (resident of Magoffin County, b. Magoffin County, 1st marriage, age 20) on November 15, 1877 in Magoffin County.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thomas J. Rice (2nd marriage, age 38) married Mary Emily "Dollie" Witten (age 18) on February 2, 1896 in Johnson County.

    Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Eliza Caudill Rice, daughter of William and Martha Caudill and husband of Thomas Jefferson Rice, lived from October 11, 1858 to November 6, 1894, and was buried in Rice Cemetery on Little Mud Lick Road in Johnson County, Kentucky, and that their daughter, Mary Eliza Rice, lived from October 26, 1894 to December 23, 1895, and was buried in the same cemetery.

    According to her obituary, Mary Emily Witten Rice (age 85), daughter of the late Louisina Ward Witten, was born May 4, 1877 in Sitka, died July 6, 1962 at home in Stambaugh, following an illness of 2 years, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Rice, 31 years prior. She married him on January 28, 1895. She was also preceded in death by 1 son, Ralph Rice; 1 step-daughter, Laura Witten; and several brothers and sisters. She was survived by 1 son, John Haden Rice (of Sitka, Kentucky); 1 daughter, Mrs. Rosa Rice Salyer (Stambaugh); 2 brothers, Chester Witten (Sitka) and Tom Witten (Sitka); 1 step-son, Floyd Rice (Stambaugh); 1 step-daughter, Martha Stambaugh (Allen, Kentucky); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 18 step-grandchildren.

    On page 26 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1880), Thomas J. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #337, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Eliza A. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, age 21), and Laura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 8 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Sycamore) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), Thomas F. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #64, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Lucina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Francis M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Lockey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), John T. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Amanda (daughter, born in February of 1880 in Kentucky, age 4 months).

    On page 25 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Thomas Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #226, he's a farmer, born in May of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in May of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 23), Floyd (son, born in September of 1882 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Martha (daughter, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), and Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

    On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 81 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), Thomas Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #138, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 32), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Haden (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

    On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 46 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), Tom Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Haden (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    On page 22 of the 1930 census for District 58-11 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1930), Thomas Rice is listed as the head of the household, for house #186, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 72 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 53), and Rosa (daughter, school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 20).

    On page 6 of the 1940 census for District 58-13 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1940), Mary E. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #44, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has a 7th grade education, and she's 63 years old. Also listed are Rosa (daughter, single, not working, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 3 years of high school, age 29), Bill Adams (lodger, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, age 19), and Joe Belcher (lodger, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Pike County, Kentucky, in 1935, age 13).

      The children of THOMAS RICE and ELIZA CAUDILL are:

      1. LAURA RICE, b. January 19, 1879, Kentucky, d. November 18, 1950, Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Raceland, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. JOHN T. WITTEN.
      2. MARY ELIZA RICE, b. October 26, 1894, d. December 23, 1895, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
      3. FLOYD RICE, b. September 3, 1882, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 14, 1976, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, buried in Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ENVY PRESTON.
      4. MARTHA RICE, b. March 13, 1886, Kentucky, d. March 17, 1984, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FORREST REDMAN STAMBAUGH.

      The children of THOMAS RICE and DOLLIE WITTEN are:

      1. RALPH RICE, b. September 6, 1898, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 11, 1957, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MYRTLE DALE.
      2. JOHN HADEN RICE, b. January 3, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 19, 1976, Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NELLIE L. STAMBAUGH.
      3. ROSA RICE, b. November 17, 1909, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 14, 2003, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Stambaugh, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RICHARD SALYER.







    ALEXANDER L. RICE, son of CELIA CONLEY and ISAAC RICE, was born in December of 1840 in Kentucky, died in 1922, and is buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LUCY ANN BARNETT, daughter of NANCY BLAIR and ELIAS BARNETT, December 30, 1860 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born December 30, 1839 in Kentucky, died October 16, 1917 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 314 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Information on this family can also be found on page 472 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that Alex Rice married Lucy Barnett and that their child was "Bud" Rice.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Alexander Rice married Lucy Ann Blair [sic] on December 30, 1860 in Johnson County.

    Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Alexander Rice lived from 1840 to 1922, and was buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Lucy Barnett Rice lived from 1839 to 1917, and was buried in the same cemetery.

    According to her death certificate, Lucy Ann Rice died October 16, 1917 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from apoplexy. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as December 30, 1840, her marital status as married, her father as "Dont Know," her mother as Mary Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as Alex Rice of Denver, Kentucky, and the burial place is unreadable. Lucy's name was originally written Lucy Ann Barnett, but the "Barnett" was crossed out and "Rice" written in.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lucy A. Rice died October 16, 1917 in Johnson County at the age of 76.

    On page 7 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 24, 1870), Alexander Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #50, he's a farmer and a printer, born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Lucy Ann (born in Kentucky, age 30), Mary Jane (born in Kentucky, age 9), Celia Ellen (born in Kentucky, age 8), Isaac B. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Nancy A. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lyddia S. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), Alexander L. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #346, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Celia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Isaac B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Nancy A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Lucina (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Clarinda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Jacob (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    On page 25 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), Alexander Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farmer, born in December of 1840, parents born in Kentucky, married for 40 years, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Lucy A. (wife, born in December of 1839 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 40 years, age 60), Isaac B. (son, single, farmer, born in November of 1863 in Kentucky, age 36), and Elzie Dale (boarder, single, not working, born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

    On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 73 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), Alic L. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #8, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 50 years, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Lucy A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 50 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 6 are still living, age 69), Recy Blair (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Challie Blair (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Mary J. Blair (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and Verlie Blair (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9). The grandchildren are the children of Clarinda.

    On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 17 & 19, 1920), Alexander L. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #156, he's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 76 years old. His granddaughter, Bessie, is living under the same roof.

      The children of ALEXANDER RICE and LUCY BARNETT are:

      1. MARY JANE RICE, b. September 14, 1861, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 23, 1930, Garrison, Lewis County, Kentucky, buried in Garrison, Lewis County, Kentucky, m. PATRICK GREEN RICE.
      2. CELIA ELLEN RICE, b. October 18, 1861, Kentucky, d. March 23, 1945, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES MILTON HITCHCOCK.
      3. ISAAC "BUD" RICE, b. November 14, 1863, Kentucky, d. June 25, 1935, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) ETNA B. MILAM, m. (2) MARIAH LOUISA KING.
      4. NANCY ANN RICE, b. October 18, 1866, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 3, 1947, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. ARMSTRONG RICE.
      5. LOUSINA RICE, b. August 1869, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 30, 1942, Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES HENRY ADAMS.
      6. CLARINDA RICE, b. September 1872, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. LEANDER BLAIR.
      7. JACOB "JAKE" RICE, b. November 23, 1874, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ANGELINE BLAIR.







    PERLINA CONLEY, daughter of HENRY JEFFERSON CONLEY and MAHALA JANE DAVIS, was born December 18, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 19, 1926 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. She married JOHN STEVEN HALL, son of JAMES HALL and SUSAN LUSK. He was born in 1853 in Missouri, died June 9, 1926 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and is buried in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.

    Notes: Information on "Paulina" Conley can be found on page 517 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    Information on this family can also be found on page 176 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that Paulina Conley was born December 18, 1853, married John Hall, and that their children were Mary Hall (married a Robinson) and Sue Hall (died at the age of 2), and that they lived on a farm near Coal Grove, Ohio.

    Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Perlina Hall lived from 1853 to 1926, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, and that John S. Hall lived from 1853 to 1926, and was buried in the same cemetery.

    According to Heather Conley Lee, Permelia Conley married John Hall.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Samuel Hall was born March 12, 1854 in Williams Creek, Carter County, to James Hall and Susan Lusk, Marietta Hall was born August 12, 1856 in Williams Creek to James Hall and Susan Lust, and James Hall was born February 12, 1859 in Williams Creek to James Hall and Sousan Luesk.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Permelia Conly was born December 18, 1852 in Johnson County to Henry H. Conly and Mahala Davis.

    According to Ohio death records, Perlana Hall died May 19, 1926 in Lawrence County.

    According to Ohio death records, John Hall died June 9, 1926 in Lawrence County.

    On pages 88 & 89 of the 1860 census for Carter County, Kentucky (dated July 14, 1860), James Hall no. 1 is listed as the head of the household for house #652, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Susan (born in Virginia, age 34), William W. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 14), Emily (born in Kentucky, age 12), Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 9), John (born in Missouri, age 7), Murietta (born in Kentucky, age 3), James (born in Kentucky, age 1), Russle Lusk (farm hand, born in Virginia, age 42), and Whitten Lusk (ore digger, born in Virginia, age 36).

    On page 9 of the 1870 census for Precinct 8 in Carter County, Kentucky (dated August 24, 1870), James Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Susan (born in Virginia, age 44), John (born in Missouri, age 18), Marietta (born in Kentucky, age 13), James (born in Kentucky, age 12), Harrison (born in Kentucky, age 7), Flora (born in Kentucky, age 5), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Russel and Samuel Lusk, who are probably Susan's brothers.

    On page 9 of the 1880 census for District 13 in Carter County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1880), John Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #73, he's a teamster, born in Missouri, parents born in Virginia, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Pelina (wife, born in Missouri, parents born in Virginia, age 26), William (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Missouri, mother born in Virginia, age 7), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, father born in Missouri, mother born in Virginia, age 5), and Riley (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Missouri, mother born in Virginia, age 2).

    On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 62 (Logan) in Logan County, West Virginia (dated April 23, 1910), J. Steven Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #149, he's a blacksmith, born in Missouri, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 38 years, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Perlina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 6 are still living, age 57), Sue Scott (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 29), Estas Scott (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 8), Joe Scott (grandson, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 5), Dortha Scott (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 3), adn Thomas Goodwid (boarder, coal miner, born in Kentucky, father born in Alabama, mother born in Kentucky, age 16).

    On page 25 of the 1920 census for District 111 (Coal Grove) in Lawrence County, Ohio (dated January 26, 1920), J. S. Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #249, he's a blacksmith, born in Missouri, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Carolina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 67), Susie Scott (daughter, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Missouri, mother born in Kentucky, age 40), Estella Scott (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 17), Joseph Scott (grandson, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 14), and Dorthy Scott (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 12).

      The children of PERLINA CONLEY and JOHN HALL are:

      1. WILLIAM HALL, b. 1873, Kentucky, d. January 15, 1926, Lawrence County, Ohio.
        Notes: According to Ohio death records, William Hall died January 15, 1926 in Lawrence County.
      2. MARY HALL, b. 1875, Kentucky.
      3. JOHN RILEY HALL, b. January 1, 1878, Carter County, Kentucky, d. April 11, 1953, Sedgwick, Lawrence County, Ohio, buried in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, m. GLADYS GOFF.
      4. SUSIE HALL, b. 1880, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SCOTT.

      (This information comes from Heather Conley Lee and other sources)







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