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ELIJAH CONLEY, son of DAVID CONLEY II and MARGARET "PEGGY" PHILLIPS, was born June 22, 1818 in Kentucky, died June 18, 1903 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried at Green Carpenter Hill in Royalton, Kentucky. He married NANCY JOSEPH, daughter of JOHN JOSEPH and USLEY SALYER, September 16, 1847 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was born January 3, 1827 in Kentucky, died May 8, 1913 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried at Green Carpenter Hill in Royalton, Kentucky.

Notes: On page 9 of the 1880 census for District 125 (Precinct 5 - Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky, Elijah Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #73, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50), John (son, single, laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Wilburn (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Martin (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Leck (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 24 of the 1900 census for District 56 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 11 & 12, 1900), Elijah Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #186, he's a farmer, born in June of 1818 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 52 years, and he's 82 years old. Also listed is Nancy (wife, born in May of 1827 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 73). They are living next to their son Martin.

    The children of ELIJAH CONLEY and NANCY JOSEPH are:

    1. MARY JANE CONLEY, b. 1849, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. GEORGE HOWARD, son of LEWIS HOWARD and ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, November 26, 1871, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was b. February 13, 1852, d. December 28, 1922.
      Notes: George Howard was the brother of Roseann Howard, who married Mary Jane Conley's brother, Wilburn.
    2. LURENA CONLEY, b. 1852, m. WILLIAM MANN, April 13, 1874.
    3. THOMAS CONLEY, March 25, 1853, d. March 14, 1945, m. MALINDA PRATER, May 4, 1876. She was b. April 15, 1858, d. February 20, 1923.
    4. JOHN CONLEY, b. December 14, 1855, Kentucky, d. July 23, 1932, m. KATE MINIX.
    5. (unnamed) CONLEY (daughter), b. April 7, 1857, Licking Fork, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. May 27, 1857.
    6. AMANDA CONLEY, b. February 14, 1859, d. September 23, 1939, m. STEPHEN P. CARPENTER JR., son of STEPHEN CARPENTER, SR. and NANCY HOWARD, July 17, 1873. He was b. March 10, 1852, Jackson County, Kentucky, d. November 25, 1939, Noctor, Kentucky.
    7. WILBURN CONLEY, b. January 5, 1861, Kentucky, d. April 30, 1952, m. ROSEANN HOWARD.
    8. MARTIN CONLEY, b. July 1863, Kentucky, m. MALINDA OWENS.
    9. LEE CONLEY, b. November 19, 1866, Kentucky, m. HANNAH SALYER, daughter of NERO SALYER and NANCY JANE HOWARD, November 12, 1892. She was b. September 2, 1877, d. July 25, 1935.
    10. ELEXIOUS "LECK" CONLEY, b. 1868, Kentucky, d. 1951, m. MARTHA YOUNG.

    (This information comes from Cookie Caudill Saferight and other sources)







WILBURN CONLEY, son of ELIJAH CONLEY and NANCY JOSEPH, was born January 5, 1861 in Kentucky, and died April 30, 1952. He married ROSEANN HOWARD, daughter of LEWIS HOWARD and ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, June 21, 1885. She was born June 25, 1853, and died May 2, 1951.

Notes: Roseann Howard was the sister of George Howard, who married Wilburn Conley's sister, Mary.

    The children of WILBURN CONLEY and ROSEANN HOWARD are:

    1. MINNIE CONLEY, b. 1885, d. 1969, m. JEFF PORTER.
    2. DANIEL BOONE "D. B." CONLEY, b. July 12, 1891, d. March 20, 1975, m. (1) WILLIE MONTGOMERY, daughter of BEN FRANKLIN MONTGOMERY and POLLY ANN (unknown last name), m. (2) DOLLY HOWARD, daughter of RILEY HOWARD and POLLY WIREMAN, m. (3) MYRT HOWARD, daughter of JAMES "CRACK" HOWARD and MARY RISNER, m. (4) ELIZABETH ALLEN, daughter of IRVIN ALLEN.
      Notes: On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 108 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 12, 1910), Willie Montgomery is found living with her parents. Ben Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #140, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, married for 35 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Polly (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 55), Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Willie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Betty (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Ida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).
    3. FRED CONLEY, b. March 28, 1906, d. November 24, 1912.







MINNIE CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM CONLEY and ROSEANN HOWARD, was born in 1885 and died in 1969. She married JEFF PORTER, July 7, 1908. He was born in 1888 and died in 1966.

    The children of MINNIE CONLEY and JEFF PORTER are:

    1. EDDIE PORTER, d. October 25, 1936, m. GRACIE ROWE.
      Notes: Eddie Porter was killed in a automobile accident.
    2. ADAM PORTER, b. February 8, 1911, d. September 4, 1969, m. JESSIE ROWE, daughter of GALEN ROWE and PEARLIE PINKERTON.
    3. WILLIAM PORTER, m. OMEGA JOSEPH, daughter of MORTON JOSEPH and CASSIE COLDIRON. She was b. December 30, 1914, d. April 13, 1983.
    4. EARL PORTER, b. September 27, 1914, d. April 3, 1974, m. SARA ROWE, daughter of WILL ROWE and NAN MULLINS, 1934. She was b. May 23, 1916.
    5. (unnamed) PORTER, b. February 14, 1918, d. February 14, 1918.
    6. (unnamed) PORTER, b. February 14, 1918, d. February 14, 1918.
      Notes: The two previous children were twins and died at birth.
    7. SIMON PORTER, b. June 13, 1919, d. May 10, 1983, m. BONNIE JEAN CONLEY, daughter of AARON CONLEY and LORA HOWARD.
    8. WILLIE PORTER, m. WALTRAUD RITZ.
    9. SILAS PORTER, m. LEONA BANKS.
    10. ROSCO PORTER, d. July 8, 1976, m. RUBY PUSH.
    11. NORALEE PORTER, m. RALEIGH CONLEY.
    12. ROSE MAY PORTER, m. JESSIE CAUDILL.
    13. PAUL PORTER, b. February 29, 1924, d. February 29, 1924.







ROSE MAY PORTER, daughter of MINNIE CONLEY and JEFF PORTER, married JESSIE CAUDILL.

    The children of ROSE PORTER and JESSIE CAUDILL are:

    1. PHYLLIS JEAN CAUDILL, m. (unknown first name) HANEY.
    2. JOYCE ANN CAUDILL, m. TONY WORKMAN.
    3. FRANKIE LEE "COOKIE" CAUDILL, m. (1) RUSSEL E. BERTRAM, m. (2) ROBERT ALLEN BRIGHT, m. (3) ERNEST W. SAFERIGHT.
    4. GOLDIE MAE CAUDILL, m. (unknown first name) KELLEY.

    (This information comes from Cookie Caudill Saferight and other sources)







STEVEN WAYNE KAZEE, son of ALLAN JONES KAZEE and NANCY RUTH CLAY ROYSTER, married (1) JUDY BENTHALL. He married (2) JANIS BARNETT.

    The children of STEVEN KAZEE and JUDY BENTHALL are:

    1. TROY PHILLIP KAZEE (adopted).
    2. MARK ALLAN KAZEE, b. November 24, 1972, d. 1999/2000, m. JULIE LEITZ.

    (This information comes from Robin Kazee French)







ROBIN ALLAN KAZEE, daughter of ALLAN JONES KAZEE and NANCY RUTH CLAY ROYSTER, married THOMAS WAYNE FRENCH.

    The child of ROBIN KAZEE and THOMAS FRENCH is:

    1. SCOTT THOMAS FRENCH.

    (This information comes from Robin Kazee French)







DWAYNE HILTON KAZEE, son of ALLAN JONES KAZEE and NANCY RUTH CLAY ROYSTER, married MARY ELIZABETH ANN KOENIG.

    The children of DWAYNE KAZEE and MARY BETH KOENIG are:

    1. KAREN NICOLE KAZEE (adopted).
    2. PATRICK ALLAN KAZEE.
    3. MEGHAN ELIZABETH KAZEE.

    (This information comes from Robin Kazee French)







MARK ALLAN KAZEE, son of STEVEN WAYNE KAZEE and JUDY BENTHALL, married JULIE LEITZ.

    The children of MARK KAZEE and JULIE LEITZ are:

    1. KYLE ALLAN KAZEE.
    2. DEVON ROBERT KAZEE.

    (This information comes from Robin Kazee French)







FRANKIE LEE "COOKIE" CAUDILL, daughter of ROSE MAY PORTER and JESSIE CAUDILL, married (1) RUSSEL E. BERTRAM. She married (2) ROBERT ALLEN BRIGHT. She married (3) ERNEST W. SAFERIGHT.

    The children of COOKIE CAUDILL and RUSSEL BERTRAM are:

    1. ROSA FAYE BERTRAM, m. WILLIAM TRAVIS.
    2. ROBERT ANTHONY BERTRAM, b. August 8, 1967, d. June 4, 1987.

    The children of COOKIE CAUDILL and ERNEST SAFERIGHT are:

    1. TIFFANY JO SAFERIGHT, m. (1) ROBERT BUSSEY, m. (2) SCOTT M. DEAN.
    2. CHELSIA LEE SAFERIGHT.
      Notes: Tiffany and Chelsia Saferight are twins.

    (This information comes from Cookie Caudill Saferight)







ROSA FAYE BERTRAM, daughter of FRANKIE LEE "COOKIE" CAUDILL and RUSSEL E. BERTRAM, married WILLIAM TRAVIS (divorced).

    The children of ROSA BERTRAM and WILLIAM TRAVIS are:

    1. MICHAEL LEE TRAVIS.
    2. TONI MICHELE TRAVIS.

    (This information comes from Cookie Caudill Saferight)







TIFFANY JO SAFERIGHT, daughter of FRANKIE LEE "COOKIE" CAUDILL and ERNEST SAFERIGHT, married (1) ROBERT BUSSEY. She married (2) SCOTT M. DEAN.

    The children of TIFFANY SAFERIGHT and ROBERT BUSSEY are:

    1. ASHLEY NICHOLE BUSSEY.
    2. LESLIE BROOK BUSSEY.

    (This information comes from Cookie Caudill Saferight)







CHELSIA LEE SAFERIGHT, daughter of FRANKIE LEE "COOKIE" CAUDILL and ERNEST SAFERIGHT, met WILLIAM RAY BLACKBURN.

    The children of CHELSIA SAFERIGHT and WILLIAM BLACKBURN are:

    1. LOGAN RAY BLACKBURN.
    2. ANTHONY GAGE BLACKBURN.

    (This information comes from Cookie Caudill Saferight)







CHRISTOPHER SHAWN BASTIN HENDERSON, son of ROBIN LYNNE YOUNG and DAVID JEFFERY BASTIN, married SHANNON ALLEN.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 57 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Christopher Henderson was adopted by his mother's second husband, John C. Henderson.

    The child of CHRISTOPHER HENDERSON and SHANNON ALLEN is:

    1. NOAH SEBASTIAN HENDERSON.

    (This information comes from Allyson Henderson Webb and other sources)







ALLYSON REBECCA HENDERSON, daughter of ROBIN LYNNE YOUNG and JOHN C. HENDERSON, married TOMMY WEBB.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 57 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The child of ALLY HENDERSON and TOMMY WEBB is:

    1. MADELYN PAIGE WEBB.

    (This information comes from Allyson Henderson Webb and other sources)







LAUREN ALEXANDRA HENDERSON, daughter of ROBIN LYNNE YOUNG and JOHN C. HENDERSON.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 57 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The child of LAUREN HENDERSON and JOSHUA ALLEN FORMAN is:

    1. JACOB COOPER FORMAN.

    (This information comes from Allyson Henderson Webb and other sources)







ELEXIOUS "LECK" CONLEY, son of ELIJAH CONLEY and NANCY JOSEPH, was born about 1868 in Kentucky, and died about 1951. He married MARTHA YOUNG, daughter of JAMES YOUNG and SALLIE JONES. She was born about 1884 and died about 1967.

    The child of MARTHA YOUNG and WARDIE DAVIS is:

    1. AUDREY D. CONLEY, b. January 23, 1899, d. 1982, m. GROVER CONLEY. He d. 1951.

    The children of LECK CONLEY and MARTHA YOUNG are:

    1. JESSIE CONLEY, b. October 6, 1900, m. HARRISON C. MONTGOMERY, son of BEN FRANKLIN MONTGOMERY and POLLY ANN (unknown last name). He was b. September 12, 1892, d. September 12, 1981.
      Notes: On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 108 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 12, 1910), Harrison Montgomery is found living with his parents. Ben Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #140, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, married for 35 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Polly (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 55), Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Willie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Betty (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Ida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10). They are living next to Harrison's future wife's uncle, Martin Conley.
    2. LULA CONLEY, b. June 19, 1902, d. January 29, 1934, m. JOE ALLEN, son of GARRETT ALLEN and CEALEY RISNER.
    3. WALTER CONLEY, m. GARNETT STEPHENS, daughter of BRUCE STEPHENS and PEARLIE ALLEN. She was b. September 16, 1910.
    4. OLLIE CONLEY, m. ZOLA NICKLES.
    5. HOMER CONLEY, m. IRENE ADAMS, daughter of FLOYD ADAMS and JULIA (unknown last name).
    6. RALEIGH CONLEY, m. NORALEE PORTER.
    7. FRED CONLEY, m. MANDY MINIX, daughter of HAGER MINIX and CASSIE SALYER.







RALEIGH CONLEY, son of ELEXIOUS "LECK" CONLEY and MARTHA YOUNG, married NORALEE PORTER, daughter of JEFF PORTER and MINNIE CONLEY.

    The child of RALEIGH CONLEY and NORALEE PORTER is:

    1. SHERRY LYNN CONLEY.







DELILAH SPRADLIN, daughter of RACHEL CONLEY and JAMES S. SPRADLIN, was born about 1812 in Virginia. She married RUBEN MARSHALL JR., son of DAVID MARSHALL, March 22, 1832 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: From Donna Marshall Wireman, 17 year active member of the Magoffin County Historical Society: "Years ago while researching in the Floyd Co. KY Courthouse I came across a document where Ruben Marshall Jr.that married Deliah Spradlin was the son of David Marshall, a brother of Ruben Marshall that married Elizabeth Nollan. The Court Order Records states that Ruben JR. son of David Marshall (being dead for several years) chose Ruben SR., brother of David, as guardian. Ruben Marshall Sr. gave permission for Ruben Marshall JR. to marry Deliah Spradlin."

    The children of DELILAH SPRADLIN and RUBEN MARSHALL are:

    1. JOHN MARSHALL, b. 1833, m. SARAH FERGUSON, October 9, 1856. She was b. 1836.
    2. ELIZABETH MARSHALL, b. 1836, m. ROWLAND GREEN HITCHCOCK.
    3. RACHEL E. MARSHALL, b. 1844.
    4. SARAH MARSHALL, b. 1851, m. JOHN P. ESTEPP.
      Notes: Sarah and John's daughter, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Estep, married Joseph Fairchild.

    (This information comes from Donna Marshall Wireman and other sources)







JOSIAH SPRADLIN, son of RACHEL CONLEY and JAMES S. SPRADLIN, was born about 1814 in Kentucky, and died October 16, 1847. He married JANE M. MAY, April 3, 1834 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was born May 6, 1814 in Kentucky, and died October 19, 1847.

Notes: Most of the Spradlin children can be found living with their grandparents in 1850. On page 80 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 23, 1850), James Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #527, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Rachel (born in North Carolina, age 67), Mary Conley (born in North Carolina, age 45), Jackson Conley (born in Kentucky, age 21), Solomon Conley (born in Kentucky, age 13), Minerva Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 15), Rachel Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 14), William Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 13), James H. Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 12), Daniel Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 11), John M. Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 9), and Andrew J. Spradlin (born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of JOSIAH SPRADLIN and JANE MAY are:

    1. MANERVA W. SPRADLIN, b. 1835 Kentucky, June 26, 1885, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ASA J. BLAIR.
    2. RACHEL SPRADLIN, b. 1836.
    3. WILLIAM H. SPRADLIN, b. 1837, Kentucky, d. January 8, 1867, m. MAHALA CONLEY.
    4. JAMES H. SPRADLIN, b. May 1840, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. (1) FRANCES J. REED, m. (2) ARMINTA K. WINN.
    5. DANIEL M. SPRADLIN, b. September 30, 1841, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. December 12, 1914, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY JANE FAIRCHILD.
    6. JOHN M. SPRADLIN, b. 1843, Kentucky.
    7. ANDREW J. SPRADLIN, b. 1844, Kentucky.
      Notes: Andrew Spradlin is found living with his grandparents, James and Rachel Conley Spradlin in the 1860 census.
    8. SARAH ANN SPRADLIN, b. September 24, 1846, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GEORGE N. BLAIR.







JOHN MILTON PICKLESIMER, son of NATHANIEL PICKLESIMER and SUSANNAH TRIMBLE, was born April 28, 1854 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 16, 1929 in Yeager, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in Rock Camp, Ohio. He married (1) CYNTHIA J. LONG, daughter of JOEL D. LONG and CHARLOTTE L. VANOVER, May 8, 1873 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in December of 1852 in Russell County, Virginia, and died about 1880. He married (2) ELSIE (unknown last name).

Notes: According to his death certificate, John Milton Picklesimer died December 16, 1929 in Yeager from Brights Disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as April 28, 1854, his wife as Elsie Picklesimer, his father as Nathaniel Picklesimer (b. Johnson County), his mother's maiden name as Trimble (b. Johnson County), and the informant as E. J. Picklesimer of Pikeville, Kentucky.

    The children of JOHN PICKLESIMER and CYNTHIA LONG are:

    1. EDWARD JACKSON PICKLESIMER, b. March 30, 1874, Pike County, Kentucky.
    2. CHARLOTTE O. PICKLESIMER, b. October 20, 1876, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    3. JOEL S. PICKLESIMER, b. 1879, Wayne County, West Virginia.







MATILDA SPRADLIN, daughter of RACHEL CONLEY and JAMES S. SPRADLIN, was born January 12, 1820 in Kentucky, and died after 1880. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON "WATT" BLAIR, son of GEORGE BLAIR and MARY FAIRCHILD, November 8, 1840. He was born about 1820 in Kentucky, and died after 1880.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 137 of the book "The Founding of Harman's Station" by William Elsey Connelley. In that book it says:

     ""Washington. Called always 'Watt.' He married a daughter of James Spradlin, the pioneer, and lived on the headwaters of the Upper Twin Branch. I was often at his house, having been always very fond of him. He was a genius, intellectually the equal of an man I ever knew, barring none. He was sort of rustic Samuel Johnson, whom, indeed, he resembled in appearance as well as in mental traits. He always ate with his hat on his head, presiding at the meals of the family much as a sovereign wearing his crown. He was brusque and contentious, often abrupt and overbearing, imperious, but he had a kind heart, and he was very fond of children. He exacted implicit obedience of his children even after they were married and gone to themselves, saying that such was taught in the Bible. He was, indeed, a patriarch, surrounded by his large family of married children, all paying him a sort of homage. He was quaint and droll, and his conversation was eloquent and as pleasing as any I ever heard, or saw in literature. I have sat for hours wrapped in a sort of enchantment by his fine discourses delivered always at his own fireside, for he never talked much in public. His home was his castle."

On page 21 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 15, 1850), George W. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #141, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Matilda (born in Kentucky, age 30), Delila (born in Kentucky, age 8), Amos B. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Samuel R. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Jane H. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and George W. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 16 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1860), George W. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #104, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Matilda (born in Kentucky, age 40), Lila Ann (born in Kentucky, age 18), Amos B. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Samuel R. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Jinsey (born in Kentucky, age 13), G. W. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Marinda (born in Kentucky, age 9), Pheba E. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Semantha (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Amanda M. (born in Kentucky, age 10 months). They are living next to George's parents and close to several other family members.

On pages 5 & 6 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), George W. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Matilda (born in Kentucky, age 50), Geo. W. (born in Kentucky, age 21), Marinda (born in Kentucky, age 19), Phoeba Ellen (born in Kentucky, age 16), Samantha (born in Kentucky, age 14), Amanda (born in Kentucky, age 10), and James F. (born in Kentucky, age 6). They are living next to son Amos.

On page 26 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1880), Matilda Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #342, she's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and she's 59 years old. Also listed are George W. W. Blair (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 31), Phebe E. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Samantha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Amanda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), and James F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16).

    The children of MATILDA SPRADLIN and WATT BLAIR are:

    1. DELILA BLAIR, b. October 7, 1841, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 1877, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN N. BLANTON.
    2. AMOS B. BLAIR, b. March 15, 1843, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. July 15, 1914, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. PAULINA LITTERAL.
    3. SAMUEL RUSSELL BLAIR, b. December 1845, Kentucky, m. MIRANDA LEMASTER.
    4. JENCY JANE H. BLAIR, b. November 6, 1846, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 23, 1923, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN FLEMING LITTERAL.
    5. GEORGE W. WILEY BLAIR, b. September 1848, Kentucky, d. before 1930, m. ESTHER CAUDILL.
    6. MARINDA BLAIR, b. September 11, 1851, Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 24, 1929, Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES H. O'BRIAN.
    7. PHOEBE ELLEN BLAIR, b. 1853, Kentucky, m. JAMES P. SPRADLIN.
    8. SAMANTHA BLAIR, b. August 14, 1855, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ENOCH DAVIS.
    9. NANCY ANN BLAIR, b. 1858, d. 1858.
    10. AMANDA M. BLAIR, b. August 20, 1859, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 10, 1943, Asa, Johnson county, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SANFORD ARMS.
    11. (unknown first name) BLAIR, b. 1861 (died in infancy).
    12. JAMES F. BLAIR, b. May 10, 1863, Kentucky, d. before 1940, m. ELIZABETH HITCHCOCK.







JAMES S. SPRADLIN JR., son of RACHEL CONLEY and JAMES S. SPRADLIN, was born March 20, 1824 in Kentucky, and died November 23, 1906 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married TEMPERANCE JANE HITCHCOCK, daughter of PARKER HITCHCOCK and ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, about 1843. She was born July 22, 1826 in Kentucky, and died after 1900.

Notes: On page 28 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), James S. Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #354, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Temperance (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), James A. G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Temperance J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and William P. Rudd (farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 18 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), James Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a farmer, born in March of 1824 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 57 years, and he's 76 years old. Also listed are Tempie (wife, farmer, born in July of 1826 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 57 years, she's given birth to 12 children and 6 are still living, age 73, and Mary E. Spradlin (granddaughter, born in January of 1883 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

    The children of JAMES SPRADLIN and TEMPIE HITCHCOCK are:

    1. BENJAMIN F. SPRADLIN, b. October 25, 1844, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 23, 1932, Holly Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RHODA FITZPATRICK.
    2. TRIPHENA SPRADLIN, b. 1847, d. 1868, m. EDWARD BLAIR.
    3. RACHEL SPRADLIN, b. August 30, 1849, Kentucky, d. December 1, 1913, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT D. ADAMS.
    4. MARTHA SPRADLIN, b. 1851, d. 1933, m. DAVID JESSE SALYER JR., son of DAVID JESSE SALYER and MARY "POLLY" BURTON.
      Notes: David and Martha Spradlin's daughter, Rhoda, married John Wesley Ward.
    5. HARVEY BURNS SPRADLIN, b. 1853, Kentucky, d. 1884, m. LYDIA D. CAUDILL.
    6. HAMILTON SWEATNAM SPRADLIN, b. 1855, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1929, m. MARTHA JANE LEMASTER.
    7. SANFORD A. SPRADLIN, b. March 5, 1857, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1863.
    8. ELIZABETH SPRADLIN, b. 1859, Kentucky, d. 1936, m. WILLIAM BENJAMIN CAUDILL.
    9. JAMES A. GARFIELD SPRADLIN, b. 1861, Kentucky, d. 1884, m. ALINA JONES, December 2, 1880. She was b. 1863, d. 1887.
    10. TEMPERANCE JANE SPRADLIN, b. 1863, Kentucky, d. 1885.
    11. GEORGE B. MCLELLAN SPRADLIN, b. 1865, d. 1866.
    12. MARY ELLEN SPRADLIN, b. July 1867, Kentucky, d. 1926, m. BENJAMIN HITCHCOCK.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







JOHN "KERNER" SPRADLIN, son of RACHEL CONLEY and JAMES S. SPRADLIN, was born May 20, 1827 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died September 24, 1916 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Isaac Ward Cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) ELIZABETH HORN on May 20, 1849 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in October of 1824 in Harlan County, Kentucky, and died about 1901. He married (2) SARAH REYNOLDS, daughter of HARVEY G. REYNOLDS and ANNA RATLIFF, June 12, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1852 in Kentucky. Sarah Reynolds married (1) THOMAS J. CONLEY.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Spradlin married Elizabeth Horn on May 20, 1849 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Spradlin (2nd marriage, age 73) married Sarah Conley (2nd marriage, age 50) on June 12, 1902 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, John Spradlin died September 24, 1916 in Jennies Creek from "Hypertrophied heart Aortic regurgetation." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 20, 1824, his marital status as married, his parents as James Spradlin (b. Kentucky) and Rachel Conley (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Ben Ike Spradlin of Denver, Kentucky.

On page 90 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 28, 1850), John Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #596, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 20 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 22), and Reuben (born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 14 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1860), John Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 31), Reuben (born in Kentucky, age 10), James (born in Kentucky, age 8), John (born in Kentucky, age 6), Wm. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Delila (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Malinda (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 5 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), John Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #31, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 45), James G. (born in Kentucky, age 18), John W. (born in Kentucky, age 17), William (born in Kentucky, age 16), Delila (born in Kentucky, age 12), Malinda (born in Kentucky, age 11), Josiah (born in Kentucky, age 9), and Benjamin F. (born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), John Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #349, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 58), James T. (son, single, teamster, born in Kentucky, age 28), Delilah (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Josiah (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), and Benjamin F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 19 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), John B. Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #156, he's a farmer, born in May of 1830 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 51 years, and he's 70 years old. Also listed are Elisabeth (wife, born in October of 1824 in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, married for 51 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 75), and Floyd Spradlin (grandson, born in February of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1910), John Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 82 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, washer woman, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 4 are still living, age 57), and Robert M. Clark (lodger, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13). Robert Clark is Sarah's grandson, son of her daughter Eliza.

    The children of KERNER SPRADLIN and ELIZABETH HORN are:

    1. REUBEN SPRADLIN, b. June 1850, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NANCY JANE LEWIS.
    2. JAMES T. SPRADLIN, b. 1852, Kentucky, m. PHOEBE ELLEN BLAIR.
    3. WILLIAM SPRADLIN, b. August 26, 1854, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 29, 1914, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. REBECCA HARMON.
    4. JOHN W. SPRADLIN, b. December 10, 1852, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARY A. (unknown last name). He m. (2) LOUISE YOUNTS.
    5. DELILAH SPRADLIN, b. 1857, Kentucky, d. before 1896. met (1) JAKE LEWIS, m. (2) JAMES RATLIFF.
    6. MALINDA SPRADLIN, b. June 4, 1858, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Melinda Spradlin was born June 4, 1858 in Johnson County to John Spradlin and Elizabeth Horn.
    7. JOSIAH SPRADLIN, b. 1861, Kentucky, d. November 8, 1884, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NANCY S. "NANNIE" MCFADDIN.
    8. BENJAMIN F. ISAAC SPRADLIN, b. October 1866, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 29, 1943, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARY ANN WARD, m. (2) NORA C. LEEK.







LEVISA MAE RATLIFF, daughter of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born in August of 1827 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died after 1900. She married WILLIAM COLLINS, son of JOSHUA COLLINS and ELIZABETH DALE, December 20, 1851 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born about 1828 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Levisa Ratliff Collins reportedly died about 1909 in Johnson County and William Collins reportedly died about 1894 in Johnson County.

On page 11 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1860), William Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #70, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Livicey (born in Kentucky, age 31), Cornelia (born in Kentucky, age 6), Angeline (born in Kentucky, age 3), Clerinda (born in Kentucky, age 2), Semantha (born in Kentucky, age 6 months), Peter Collins (born in Kentucky, age 23), and James Cole (born in Kentucky, age 12). In house #73, Julia A. Cole (born in Kentucky, age 13) is found living with a Jemima Selvage (born in Tennessee, age 68). Jemima is living next to William's mother and could be his grandmother. Jemima Selvage is found living with her husband in Carter County in 1850, and 2 houses away is a Jeremiah and Polly Cole family. The children in this family are Isaac (age 6), Julia (age 3), and James (age 1).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1870), William Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #109, he's a farmer, Indian, born in Kentucky, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Levina (white, born in Kentucky, age 41), Cornelia (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 15), Angeline (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 13), Clarinda (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 12), Samantha (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 10), Sandford (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary R. (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 7), Martha (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 5), and A. J. Blanton (works on farm, white, born in Kentucky, age 30).

On pages 23 & 24 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), William Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #314, he's a farmer, mulatto, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Lavisey (wife, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 51), Sanford (son, mulatto, born in Kentucky, age 19) Mary R. (daughter, mulatto, born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha (daughter, mulatto, born in Kentucky, age 14), Pearley (daughter, mulatto, born in Kentucky, age 11), Manford Collins (grandson, mulatto, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and Eddie Collins (grandson, mulatto, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 20 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Vicie Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #178, she's a farmer, white, born in August of 1827 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 47 years [hard to read], and she's 72 years old. Also listed are Jolly Adams (granddaughter, born in February of 1884 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Garry Adams (grandson, born in November of 1885 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Martha Adams (granddaughter, born in October of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), and Edward Collins (son [mistake], single, farm laborer, born in February of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25).

    The children of LEVISA RATLIFF and WILLIAM COLLINS are:

    1. CORNELIA COLLINS, b. January 18, 1855, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 19, 1876, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    2. ANGELINE COLLINS, b. August 5, 1856, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM WELCH.
    3. CLARINDA COLLINS, b. January 25, 1858, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 25, 1948, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Wittenville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JESSE HAMPTON.
    4. EMMA SAMANTHA COLLINS, b. November 16, 1859, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILEY B. ADAMS before 1880. He was b. 1858, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Samantha Collins was born November 16, 1859 in Johnson County to William Collins and Lavisa Ratliff.
      On page 43 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 24, 1880), Wiley Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #403, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed is Samantha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21).
    5. SANFORD COLLINS, b. April 20, 1861, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LYDIA DAVIDSON. Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Sanford Collins was born April 20, 1861 in Johnson County to William Collins (b. Floyd County) and Lavisa Ratliff (b. Floyd County).
    6. BUD COLLINS, b. 1862.
    7. MARY R. COLLINS, b. September 15, 1863, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 4, 1945, Bridgeford, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) ALLEN RATLIFF, m. (2) TONY DALE.
    8. NEIL COLLINS.
    9. MARTHA COLLINS, b. March 1866, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1939, Burning Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Burning Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. JOHN ADAMS.
    10. PEARLIE "SIS" COLLINS, b. January 1871, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 19, 1945, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN M. FAIRCHILD.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







HENRY RATLIFF, son of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born about 1829 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married LOUISA DALE, daughter of JOSHUA COLLINS and ELIZABETH DALE, February 9, 1849 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1827 in Kentucky. Louisa Dale married (1) WILLIAM GREEN on July 6, 1843.

Notes: Louisa Dale had siblings named William, Elijah, Lydia, Allen, and Cynthia, which are the same names that she gave to some of her children.

On page 50 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 4, 1850), Henry Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #332, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Louisa (born in Kentucky, age 23), Riley (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Martha Green (born in Kentucky, age 7. Louisa's parents are in house #383.

On page 67 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 28, 1860), Henry Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #427, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Louisa (born in Kentucky, age 33), Riley (born in Kentucky, age 12), Louisa E. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary M. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Cynthia E. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Allen (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 29, 1870), Henry Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #106, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Louisa (born in Kentucky, age 42), William Riley (born in Kentucky, age 21), Louisa (born in Kentucky, age 19), Lydia (born in Kentucky, age 19), Cynthia (born in Kentucky, age 14), Allen (born in Kentucky, age 12), Eli (born in Kentucky, age 9), Trinvilla (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Andrew (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Henry Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #169, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Louisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Ohio, age 54), Cynthia E. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Ely (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Trinvilia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Andrew (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Fredric McCarty (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6). They are living next to Henry's parents and also next to son, William.

    The children of HENRY RATLIFF and LOUISA DALE GREEN are:

    1. WILLIAM RILEY RATLIFF, b. 1848, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JUDITH DALE.
    2. LOUISA E. RATLIFF, b. February 1852, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 31, 1936, Allegheny, Pike County, Kentucky, buried in Hylton, Pike County, Kentucky, m. JOSEPH RAMEY.
    3. LYDIA MARGARET RATLIFF, b. 1854, Kentucky, m. DANIEL B. DALE.
    4. CYNTHIA E. RATLIFF, b. January 11, 1856, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    5. ALLEN RATLIFF, b. 1858, Kentucky, d. about 1899, m. MARY R. COLLINS.
    6. ELI RATLIFF, b. February 12, 1861, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 14, 1952, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) ELIZABETH J. WARD, m. (2) ETHEL EVANS.
    7. TRINVILLA RATLIFF, b. May 1862, d. after 1920, m. ARMSTRONG J. ROWLAND, son of MARGARET FAIRCHILD and JOHN ROWLAND.
    8. ANDREW J. RATLIFF, b. May 1869, m. CAROLINA DALE, April 1, 1886, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was b. November 1871.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







NANCY JANE RATLIFF, daughter of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born about 1833 in Kentucky. She married ELIJAH COLLINS, son of JOSHUA COLLINS and ELIZABETH DALE, February 14, 1853. He was born January 31, 1831 in Kentucky, and died January 20, 1891.

Notes: On page 5 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), Elijah Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, Indian, born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Nancy Jane (white, born in Kentucky, age 36), Martha J. (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 17), William H. (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 15), Araminta (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 13), Samuel (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 11), James H. (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 6), George (Indian, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Arther Dale (farm worker, Indian, born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 4 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated 3rd day of June 1880), Elijah Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Nancy J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 47), Samuel B. (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), James H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and George (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of NANCY RATLIFF and ELIJAH COLLINS are:

    1. MARTHA J. COLLINS, b. April 1853, Kentucky, d. March 9, 1933, m. JAMES WHEELER.
    2. WILLIAM HENRY "BUD" COLLINS, b. March 9, 1855, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 17, 1936, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) JERIAH DALE, m. (2) LUCINDA CONLEY.
    3. ARAMINTA COLLINS, b. December 1857, Kentucky, m. PRESTON ADAMS.
    4. SAMUEL J. BLACK COLLINS, b. February 1859, Kentucky, m. EVELINE PATRICK.
    5. JAMES H. COLLINS, b. July 1864, Kentucky, m. MARY ADAMS.
    6. GEORGE COLLINS, b. 1867, Kentucky, m. RHODA PATRICK, December 18, 1885.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







JAMES RATLIFF, son of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born about 1836 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died about 1905. He married (1) REBECCA JANE BLANTON, daughter of WILLIAM BLANTON and ESTER CANTRELL, August 10, 1858 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1835 in Kentucky. He married (2) DELILAH SPRADLIN, daughter of JOHN "KERNER" SPRADLIN and ELIZABETH HORN, November 2, 1883 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born June 8, 1956 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died before 1896. He married (3) RACHEL ARMS, July 31, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1870. Delilah Spradlin met (1) JAKE LEWIS.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Delila Spradlin was born June 8, 1956 in Johnson County to John Spradlin and Elizabeth Horn.

According to Johnson County marriage records, James Ratliff (Floyd County, age 23) married Rebecca Jane Blanton (b. Floyd County, age 28) on August 10, 1858.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James Ratliff (2nd marriage, age 41) married Delilah Spradlin (1st marriage, age 25) on November 2, 1883 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James Ratliff (3nd marriage, age 49) married Rachel Arms (2nd marriage, age 26) on July 31, 1896 in Johnson County.

On page 68 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 28, 1860), Silas Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #433, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Anna (born in Virginia, age 52), Sally (born in Kentucky, age 16), Wm. (born in Kentucky, age 14), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 11), James (born in Kentucky, age 24), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 25), Wm. H. (born in Kentucky, age 8 months), John (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Tempy (born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 29, 1870), James Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #109, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 36), William H. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Sarah Jane (born in Kentucky, age 7), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 4), Harvy (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Amanda (born in January of 1870 in Kentucky, age 5 months). They are living next to James' brother, William.

On page 28 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), James Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #180, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 47), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Nancy J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Harvey (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Amanda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Silas (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Mintie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of JAMES RATLIFF and REBECCA BLANTON are:

    1. WILLIAM H. "BUD" RATLIFF, b. November 11, 1859, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 27, 1936, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Turner Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) LUTICIA "LOU" COLLINS, m. (2) KATHERINE "KATIE" DALE.
    2. SARAH JANE RATLIFF, b. 1863, Kentucky.
    3. NANCY C. RATLIFF, b. April 13, 1866, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 19, 1926, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GERMAN W. BLAIR.
    4. HARVEY RATLIFF, b. 1868, Kentucky.
    5. AMANDA RATLIFF, b. January 1870, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1951, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) JAMES SELVAGE, m. (2) ISAAC FRANKLIN MCFADDIN.
    6. SILAS RATLIFF, b. 1873.
    7. MARY A. RATLIFF, b. 1874.
    8. MINTA RATLIFF, b. 1876.

    The child of JAMES RATLIFF and DELILAH SPRADLIN is:

    1. PARIS RATLIFF, b. 1891, m. RHODA SPENCER, April 29, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was b. 1893.
      Notes: Paris Ratliff is found living with his brother William H. "Bud" Ratliff in 1910.

    The child of DELILAH SPRADLIN and JAKE LEWIS is:

    1. FLOYD SPRADLIN, b. May 22, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 21, 1939 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) DOVIE DALE, m. (2) NEVA VANHOOSE.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







MARTHA JANE PICKLESIMER, daughter of NATHANIEL PICKLESIMER and SUSANNAH TRIMBLE, was born February 2, 1859 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 23, 1923 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) SAMUEL MARION LONG, son of JOEL D. LONG and CHARLOTTE L. VANOVER, October 19, 1875 in Virginia. He was born November 4, 1857 in Wise County, Virginia, and died November 30, 1898 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) JAMES L. LEMASTER, son of JOHN LEMASTER and REBECCA LEMASTER, about 1907. He was born about 1845 in Kentucky. She married (3) DAVID COOPER. He was born about 1852 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage records, Samuel M. Long (age 17, b. Virginia) married Martha J. Picklesimer (age 16, b. Kentucky, father b. Kentucky) October 19, 1875 in Virginia.

According to her death certificate, Martha Jane Picklesimer Cooper died April 23, 1923 in Paintsville from lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as February 2, 1859, her marital status as married, her father as Dr. J. N. Picklesimer (b. Kentucky), her mother's maiden name as Trimble (b. Kentucky), and the informant as D. J. Long of Paintsville, Kentucky.

On page 12 of the 1880 census for District 147 in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated June 14, 1880), Samuel M. Long is listed as the head of the household for house #90, he's a blacksmith, born in Virginia, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Troy N. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Maudy E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 51 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), Martha J. Long is listed as the head of the household for house #431, she's a farmer, widowed, born in February of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, and she's 42 years old. Also listed are Florence J. (daughter, born in June of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), Claud E. (daughter, born in January of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Alfred (son, born in June of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Raliegh M. (son, born in March of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Warun M. (son, born in April of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Ora (daughter, born in August of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), and Darwin (son, born in January of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), James L. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, 2nd marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 51), Chloa (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Benjamin (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), Warren Long (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), Ora Long (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), and Darwin Long (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 68 (Salyersville) Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated February 3, 1920), David Cooper is listed as the household for house #195, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 68 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 61), and Ray Cooper (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of MARTHA PICKLESIMER and SAMUEL LONG are:

    1. TROY NATHAN LONG, b. 1878, Kentucky, d. 1887.
    2. MAUD E. LONG, b. 1879, Kentucky, d. 1897, m. MASON CONLEY.
    3. FLORENCE T. "FLORA" LONG, b. June 28, 1882, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 3, 1954, Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, buried in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, m. HARRISON SALYER.
    4. CLAUDIA ETHEL LONG, b. February 10, 1885, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 5, 1969, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (1) JAMES T. COLVIN, m. (2) MERVIN DANIEL.
    5. JOEL ALFRED LONG, b. June 1887, Kentucky, d. 1964.
    6. RALEIGH MARTIN LONG, b. March 1889, Kentucky, d. 1962.
    7. WARREN M. LONG, b. April 21, 1892, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 11, 1964, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (1) DORA COOPER, m. (2) (unknown).
    8. ORA MAE LONG, b. August 1894, Kentucky, d. 1936.
    9. DARWIN LONG, b. January 1897, Kentucky, d. 1976.







CYNTHIA RATLIFF, daughter of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born about 1843 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died before 1930. She married JAMES BLANTON, son of WILLIAM BLANTON and ESTER ALSEY CANTRELL, November 4, 1858 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born about 1832 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died before 1910.

Notes: On page 42 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 30, 1850), William Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #272, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Alsey (born in Kentucky, age 35), James (born in Kentucky, age 17), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 15), Tempa (born in Kentucky, age 11), John (born in Kentucky, age 9), William (born in Kentucky, age 7), Harvey (born in Kentucky, age 6), Katherine (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Henry (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 12 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1860), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #76, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 29, 1870), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (born in Kentucky, age 24), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 4), and John (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 5 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Cyntha (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 35), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Daniel (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Albert (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On pages 22 & 23 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1910), Cynthia Blanton is found widowed and living in the home of her son. John Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #198, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Manford L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Ennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Cyntha E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Frona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 1 month), and Cyntha (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 72).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 7, 1920), John Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Ennie (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 26), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Frona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Cyntha Blanton (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 77).

    The children of CYNTHIA RATLIFF and JAMES BLANTON are:

    1. MARY BLANTON, b. 1866, Kentucky.
    2. JOHN BLANTON, b. August 1865, Kentucky, d. September 22, 1935, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) LOUISA CRACE, m. (2) STELLA WRIGHT.
    3. DANIEL BLANTON, b. October 15, 1871, Kentucky, d. November 6, 1917, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Conley Cemetery, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. SARAH ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" TACKETT.
    4. ALBERT BLANTON, b. July 15, 1876, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 9, 1949, Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Flatwoods, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. FLORENCE SLUSHER.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







MARION FRANKLIN BLAIR, son of WALLACE B. BLAIR and MARGARET HITCHCOCK, was born May 23, 1869 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 1, 1944 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married PHOEBE ANN "ANNA" PICKLESIMER, daughter of NATHANIEL PICKLESIMER and ASCENTHA LUCINA SALYER, February 26, 1891 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born October 19, 1865 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 9, 1945 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 434 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. In that book it says "Marion Frank Blair b. 1870 m. 1. Phoeba A. Marion F. Blair m 2. Hattie Tackett."

According to his death certificate, Marion Frank Blair died September 1, 1944 in Johnson County from a cerebral hemorrhage with hemylogia and arteriosclerosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 23, 1869, his marital status as married, his wife as Anne Picklesimer Blair, his parents as Wall Blair (b. Kentucky) and Margaret Hitchcock (b. Kentucky), the informant as Martin Blair of Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, and the doctor as F. M. Picklesimer.

According to his obituary, Marion Frank Blair (age 75), son of the late Wall and Margaret Holbrook Blair, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He died September 1, 1944 at home in Barnetts Creek, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Ann Picklesimer Blair; 7 children, Margaret Blair (of Barnetts Creek), Bertha Picklesimer (Barnetts Creek), Delphia Harmon (Barnetts Creek), Martin Blair (Barnetts Creek), Buell Blair (Barnetts Creek), Robert Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Lindsey Blair (Oil Springs); 2 brothers, John Blair (Oil Springs) and Millard Blair (Denver, Kentucky); and 1 sister, Mrs. Emma Caudill (Denver, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her death certificate, Anna Picklesimer Blair died May 9, 1945 in Johnson County from Hemylogin [hard to read] due to arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 19, 1865, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Marion Frank Blair, her parents are Nathaniel Picklesimer (b. Kentucky) and Cenia Salyers (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Walter Blair of Barnetts Creek, and the doctor as F. M. Picklesimer.

According to her obituary, Anna Blair (age 79), widow of Marion Frank Blair, died May 9, 1945 at home in Barnetts Creek following an illness of several weeks, and was buried in the family cemetery next to her husband. Her husband died in September of 1944. In addition to her husband, she was preceded by a son, Nathaniel, in April of 1943; and 2 other children. She was survived by 8 children, Mrs. Dessie Blair (of Wheelersburg, Ohio), Mrs. Margaret Blair (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Bercha Picklesimer (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Delphia Harmon (Barnetts Creek), Lindsey Blair (Oil Springs), Martin Blair (Barnetts Creek), Buell Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Robert Blair (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 43 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), Marion F. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #389, he's a farmer, born in May of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, and he's 32 old. Also listed are Phoeba A. (wife, born in October of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 34), Nathaniel (son, born in April of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Margaret (daughter, born in September of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), Bertha (daughter, born in February of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Lindsey S. (son, born in September of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Lella (daughter, born in March of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1). The are sharing a house with a John M. Blair family.

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Marion F. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Phoeba A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 44), Nathaniel (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Margaret (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Lindsey (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Lella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Buel (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Challie (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Delphia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Martin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), M. F. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #62, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Nattie (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 27), Buell (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Dephie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Martin (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Bob (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Frank Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Phoebe A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 64), Nathaniel (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 37), Buell (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 27), Robert (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 20), and Daisy (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 17).

    The child of ANNA PICKLESIMER and (unknown) are:

    1. DESSIE PICKLESIMER, b. September 1882, Kentucky, m. LEONARD BLAIR.

    The children of MARION BLAIR and ANNA PICKLESIMER are:

    1. NATHANIEL BLAIR, b. April 1892, Kentucky, d. April 1943.
    2. MARGARET BLAIR, b. September 1, 1893, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 28, 1976, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WALTER BLAIR, son of JAMES HENRY C. BLAIR and NANCY J. CONLEY.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Margarett Blair Blair (age 82), daughter of Frank and Ann Picklesimer Blair, was born September 1, 1893 in Johnson County, died March 28, 1976 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Blair, in 1956. She was survived by 3 sons, Hargie Blair (of West Portsmouth, Ohio), Dennis Blair (Barnetts Creek), and James Blair (Barnetts Creek); 2 brothers, Buell Blair (Sitka, Kentucky) and Martin Blair (Paintsville); 1 sister, Mrs. Delphia Harmon (Barnetts Creek); 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. BERTHA BLAIR, b. February 20, 1895, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 30, 1966, Hancock County, Ohio, buried in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, m. JAMES PICKLESIMER.
    4. LINDSEY S. BLAIR, b. September 1897, Kentucky.
    5. LELLA BLAIR, b. March 1899, Kentucky.
    6. BUELL BLAIR, b. 1902, Kentucky.
    7. CHALLIE BLAIR, b. 1903, Kentucky.
    8. DELPHIA BLAIR, b. March 22, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 23, 1994, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersille, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. WILL GREEN HARMON. He d. 1957.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Delphia Blair Harman (age 88), daughter of the late Frank and Ann Picklesimer Blair, was born March 22, 1905 in Johnson County, died February 23, 1994 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Blue Grass Cemetery in Salyersville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Green Harman, in 1957. She was survived by 3 sons, Arthur Harman (of Leander, Kentucky), Paul Harman (Riceville), and Will Harman Jr. (Oil Springs); 2 daughters, Edith Ward (Paintsville) and Delphia Jackson (Staffordsville); 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    9. MARTIN ELDON BLAIR, b. May 1, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 23, 1980, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in New Marshfield, Athens County, Ohio, m. FLORENCE ELLEN TRIMBLE.
    10. ROBERT BLAIR, b. 1909, Kentucky, d. April 28, 1964, Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio, buried in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, m. DAISY O'BRYAN.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







WILLIAM B. RATLIFF, son of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born in January of 1846 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 22, 1930 in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married REBECCA JANE GREEN, June 20, 1866 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in May of 1846 in Virginia, and died May 15, 1929 in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Rebecca Green Ratliff's maiden name was confirmed by finding the obituary of her daughter, Polly.

According to his death certificate, William Ratliff died December 22, 1930 in Whitehouse with no doctor present. Old age is listed as the probable cause. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as April 12, 1864, his age as 86 years 8 months 4 days, his marital status as widowed, his wife as Rebecca Ratliff, his father as William Ratliff, his mother's maiden name as "unknown," and the burial place as Whitehouse.

According to her death certificate, Rebecca Ratliff died May 15, 1929 in Whitehouse from cancer of the liver. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 15, 1853, her marital status as married, her father as "unknown," and her mother's maiden name as "Do not know." On page 4 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1870), William Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #33, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Rebecca J. (born in Kentucky, age 22), John (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Polley (born in April of 1870 in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), William Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 31), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Polly (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Samuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 55 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1900), William Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #501, he's a farmer, born in January of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 37 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in May of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 37 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 54), Sam (son, single, day laborer, born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, age 22), Pollie (daughter, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Alice (daughter, born in March of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Laura E. (daughter, born in May of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), and Alfred (son, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 21 of the 1920 census for District 33 (Whitehouse) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), William Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #182, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 73 years old. Also listed is Rebecca (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 70). Their son Sam is living on one side and their daughter-in-law Leah's parents are living on the other.

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 58-14 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), William Ratliff is found widowed and living in the home of his daughter. Fred Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at 35, age 50), Cecil (son, single, railroad laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Thelma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Evyline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and William B. Ratliff (father-in-law, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at 20, age 81. They are living next to William's son, Sam.

    The children of WILLIAM RATLIFF and REBECCA GREEN are:

    1. JOHN RATLIFF, b. April 22, 1867, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 21, 1947, Patrick, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Patrick, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. (1) SARAH C. WARD, m. (2) LIZZIE MAYNARD.
    2. MARY "POLLY" RATLIFF, b. April 1870, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 4, 1959, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES S. FAIRCHILD.
    3. JAMES RATLIFF, b. August 1873, Kentucky, m. ROSA LEE BLAIR, daughter of GEORGE N. BLAIR and SARAH SPRADLIN, September 3, 1896, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was b. June 29, 1875, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: James and Rosa Blair's son, Luther, married Mona L. Hitchcock, daughter of Elijah Hitchcock and Sarah Allie McDowell.
    4. SAMUEL RATLIFF, b. April 1878, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DESSIE CLINE, July 6, 1900, Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was b. 1886, Martin County, Kentucky.
    5. ALICE RATLIFF, b. March 1882, Kentucky, m. FRED RATLIFF, 1915. He was b. 1874, Kentucky.
    6. LAURA E. RATLIFF, b. May 1885, Kentucky.
    7. ALFRED W. RATLIFF, b. April 6, 1887, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 26, 1971, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, Kentucky, m. (1) LEAH WEDDINGTON, m. (2) GEORGIA CANTRELL.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







ELIZABETH RATLIFF, daughter of ANNA SPRADLIN and SILAS RATLIFF, was born in May of 1853 in Kentucky. She married (1) GARLAND BURKETT, March 25, 1867. He was born about 1847, and died before 1880. She married (2) HARVEY BLANTON, son of WILLIAM BLANTON and ESTER CANTRELL, May 14, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in April of 1845 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Silas Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #168, he's no longer working, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 70 years old. Also listed are Annie (wife, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, age 69), Elizabeth Burget (daughter, married, not working, born in Kentucky, age 30), Ella Burget (granddaughter, born in Indiana, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Thomas Burget (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), Daniel Burget (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), John Burget (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), and Harvey Blanton (divorced, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 33).

    The children of ELIZABETH RATLIFF and GARLAND BURKETT are:

    1. ELLA BURKETT, b. 1870, Indiana.
    2. THOMAS BURKETT, b. 1873, Kentucky.
    3. DAVID BURKETT, b. November 1876, Kentucky.
    4. JOHN BURKETT, b. 1878, Kentucky.
      Notes: In the 1880 Johnson County census, David and John go by the surname of Burkett, but in the 1900 Johnson County census, they use the surname of Blanton.

    The children of ELIZABETH RATLIFF and HARVEY BLANTON are:

    1. JOHN BLANTON, b. June 1882.
    2. REBECCA BLANTON, b. December 1883.
    3. WILLIAM BLANTON, b. March 1886.
    4. JAMES BLANTON, b. October 1887.
    5. NAOMA BLANTON, b. February 1891.
    6. MANDA BLANTON, b. June 1893, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIE BUTCHER, February 26, 1910, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was b. 1887, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







DANIEL S. HITCHCOCK, son of ROLAND GREEN HITCHCOCK and ELIZABETH MARSHALL, was born January 10, 1856 in Kentucky, died December 31, 1945 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) SAMANTHA JOSEPHINE ADAMS, March 31, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born December 23, 1856 in Kentucky, and died October 6, 1922 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (2) BARBARA ELLENDER MCKENZIE, daughter of LEMUEL G. MCKENZIE and MARY LEMASTER, in 1923. She was born November 30, 1864 in Stone Coal, Kentucky, died December 10, 1950 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. Barbara Ellender McKenzie married (1) JOHN BLAIR BARNETT.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Daniel S. Hitchcock (age 23) married Samantha J. Adams (age 24) on March 31, 1881 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Daniel Hitchcock died December 31, 1945 in Barnetts Creek from heart failure. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 10, 1856, his marital status as divorced, his wife as Ellen Barnett, his father as Green Hitchcock (b. Kentucky), his mother's maiden name as Marshall (b. Kentucky), the informant as [unreadable first name) Conley of Barnetts Creek, the burial place as Barnetts Creek, and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].

According to his obituary, Daniel Hitchcock (age 89), died December 31, 1945 at home in Barnetts Creek after an illness of several days, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was a well known farmer and had been a resident of Barnetts Creek for many years. He was survived by the following children: Mrs. Minnie Adams (of Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Della Jackson (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Emma Watkins (Lautin City, Oklahoma), Willie Hitchcock (Ironton, Ohio), and Charlie Hitchcock (Denver, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Daniel Hitchcock died December 31, 1945 in Johnson County at the age of 89. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Josie Adams Hitchcock died October 6, 1922 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, with no medical attendant present. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as December 23, 1856, her marital status as married, her parents as John Q. Adams (b. Virginia) and Sarah Evans (b. Virginia), and the informant as Daniel Hitchcock of Barnetts Creek.

On page 15 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Daniel S. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #127, he's a farmer, born in January of 1858 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Josie (wife, born in August of 1857 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 42), Arminta (daughter, born in June of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), Emily (daughter, born in April of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Charley (son, born in November of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Jessie (son, born in September of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Della (daughter, born in September of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), and Willie (son, born in April of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22 & 23, 1910), Daniel S. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 29 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Samantha J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 54), Minta (daughter, divorced, dress maker, born in Kentucky, age 27), Charley (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), and William (son, born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), D. S. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #20, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are S. J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 62), and Bertie Conley (grandchild, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Daniel S. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 72 years old. Also listed are Ellen B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 26, age 65), and Tera M. Trimble (step-daughter, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37).

On page 28 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1940), Daniel Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #232, he's a farmer, separated, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 82 years old. Also listed are Minta Adams (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Magoffin County, Kentucky, in 1935, 4th grade education, age 57), Berl Conley (grandson, separated, farm laborer and part time laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County in 1935, 5th grade education, age 38), Boone Brown (grandson, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 17), and Eula May Conley (granddaughter, separated, born in West Virginia, she was living in Ohio in 1935, 6th grade education, age 19).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Tera Barnett is listed as the head of the household for house #41, she's single, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has an 8th grade education, and she's 48 years old. Also listed are Ellen Hitchcock (mother, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 6th grade education, age 75), and Henry Clark (lodger, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 56).

    The children of DANIEL HITCHCOCK and JOSEPHINE ADAMS are:

    1. EMILY "EMMA" HITCHCOCK, b. April 1885, Kentucky, m. MARTIN LUTHER WATKINS.
    2. ARMINTA HITCHCOCK, b. June 20, 1882, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 19, 1980, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) CONLEY. She m. (2) DANIEL B. BROWN. She married (3) (unknown first name) ADAMS. She m. (4) JOHN HENRY ARROWOOD, son of MARION ARROWOOD and DELIAH PRICE, April 7, 1954. He was b. June 11, 1874, Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 23, 1963, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky. She m. (5) ED LOWE.
      Notes: John Henry Arrowood was the brother of Willie K. Arrowood, who married Nancy Ellen "Ellen" Sparks, daughter of Angeline Cantrell and Elijah S. Sparks Jr.
      Arminta Hitchcock's first husband was reportedly a man by the name of John "Buck" Conley.
      According to her obituary, Minta Hitchcock Lowe, daughter of Daniel and Josephine Hitchcock, was a resident of West Van Lear at the time of her death. She was born June 20, 1882 in Johnson County, died September 19, 1980 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Lowe. She was survived by 1 son, Burrl Conley (of West Van Lear); 1 daughter, Bertha Coleman [Bertie Conley in the 1920 census] (Dayton, Ohio); 1 step-son, Charley Lowe (West Van Lear); and 12 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, John Henry Arrowood, son of Marion and Deliaha Price Arrowood and a resident of Thealka, was born June 11, 1874 in Meally, died September 23, 1963 at a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Meally. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Minta Hitchcock Arrowood, whom he married April 7, 1954; 4 sons, Jessie Arrowood (of Ohio), Everett Arrowood (Ohio), Milo Arrowood (Ohio), and John Arrowood Jr. (Van Lear); 2 brothers, Willie K. Arrowood (Meally) and Lon Arrowood (Tutor Key); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Delon (Tollsboro) and Mrs. Lillie Webb (Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. CHARLES HITCHCOCK, b. November 29, 1886, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 2, 1965, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SADIE MOORE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Charlie Hitchcock (age 78), son of the late Daniel and Josephine Adams Hitchcock, was a lifelong resident of Denver, Kentucky, and a farmer and miner. He was born November 29, 1886, died October 2, 1965 at home in Denver, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was survived by his wife, Sadie Moore Hitchcock; 2 sons, Mitchell Hitchcock (of Kenova, Washington) and Beecher Hitchcock (Baltimore, Maryland); 1 daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gore (Huntington, West Virginia); 1 step-son, Ronnie Hitchcock; 1 step-daughter, Miss Ruby Hitchcock (Denver); and 1 sister, Mrs. Mintie Lowe (West Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. JESSIE HITCHCOCK, b. September 1888, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1920.
    5. DELLA HITCHCOCK, b. August 26, 1890, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 6, 1949, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. IRA T. JACKSON.
    6. WILLIAM H. HITCHCOCK, b. April 10, 1891, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1963, Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio, m. GRACE HUGHES, daughter of JOHN A. HUGHES and SARAH E. LEMASTER, September 2, 1915.
      Notes: Grace Hughes was the sister of Laura Belle Hughes and Mintie Hughes.
      On page 33 of the 1920 census for District 13 (Catlettsburg) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), John Hughes is listed as the head of the household for house #349, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, father born in Wales, mother born in the United States, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 53), Mintie (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, age 17), Grace Hitchcock (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, age 20), William Hitchcock (son-in-law, married, public works laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), and Maxine Hitchcock (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).
      According to his obituary, William H. Hitchcock (age 72), son of the late Daniel and Josephine Adams Hitchcock, was born April 10, 1891 in Paintsville, and died either May 29 or June 5, 1963 [the obituary which appeared in the Paintsville Herald on June 5th only says that he died Wednesday) at home in Coal Grove. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Hughes Hitchcock, whom he married September 2, 1915; 4 sons, John Hitchcock (of Ashland), Hobart Hitchcock (New York), Earl Hitchcock (Coal Grove), and Thurman Hitchcock (Forest Dale); 2 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Freeman (Tucson, Arizona) and Mrs. Neva Lucille Dillen (Coal Grove); 1 brother, Charles Hitchcock (Paintsville); 1 sister, Mrs. Mintie Arrowood (Thealka, Kentucky); 28 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







CELIA ELLEN RICE, daughter of ALEXANDER L. RICE and LUCY ANN BARNETT, was born October 18, 1861 in Kentucky, died March 23, 1945 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES MILTON HITCHCOCK, son of ROLAND GREEN HITCHCOCK and ELIZABETH MARSHALL, January 9, 1883 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born April 28, 1864 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 25, 1933 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 315 & 492 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James M. Hitchcock (age 18) married Celia E. Rice (age 19) on January 9, 1883 in Johnson County.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of her headstone shows that Celia Rice Hitchcock was originally buried in Turner Cemetery but was moved to Highland Memorial Park.

According to her death certificate, Cellie Rice Hitchcock died March 22, 1945 in Paintsville Clinic in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 18, 1871 [sic], her marital status as widowed, her husband as Milton Hitchcock, her parents as Alex Rice (b. Kentucky) and Lucy Horn (b. Kentucky), the informant as Grant Hitchcock of Paintsville, and the burial place as Paintsville.

According to her obituary, Celia Rice Hitchcock (age 84), was living with her son, Grant Hitchcock, in Paintsville at the time of her death. She died March 22, 1945 in Paintsville Clinic, and was buried in Turner Cemetery. She was survived by 3 sons, Bud Hitchcock (of Beckley, West Virginia), Leck Hitchcock (Garrett, Kentucky), and Grant Hitchcock; and 3 daughters, Mrs. Laura Fairchild (Staffordsville), Mrs. Lucy Fairchild (Staffordsville), and Mrs. Elizabeth Blair (West Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nellie Hitchcock [it's hard to read on her death certificate] died March 22, 1945 in Johnson County at the age of 74. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Milton Hitchcock died April 25, 1933 in Wells Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from acute lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as April 28, 1863, his age as 70 years 0 months 1 day, his marital status as married, his wife as Celia Rice, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Green Hitchcock (b. Kentucky) and Lizzie Horn (b. Kentucky), the informant as Walter Hitchcock of Van Lear, Kentucky, and the burial place as Turner Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Milton Hitchcock died April 26, 1933 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

On page 18 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), Jas. M. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a farmer, born in April of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Celia (wife, born in March of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 37), Laura A. (daughter, born in December of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Lucy J. (daughter, born in January of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Grant (son, born in December of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), John M. (son, born in August of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Alexander (son, born in August of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Walter S. (son, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Daniel (son, born in August of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Elisabeth (daughter, born in September of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Albert (son, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Milt Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #100, he'a a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 28 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Celia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 47), John (son, single, laborer in a sawmill, born in Kentucky, age 22), Leck (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Daniel (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Albert (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Addie (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 42 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), James M. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #598, he's a butcher in a meat market, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed is Celia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 56).

On page 30 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 17 & 18, 1930), Milt J. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #271, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 66 years old. Also listed are Cela (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 67), and Arla Hitchcock (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12). Arley Hitchcock was the son of Daniel.

On page 41 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1940), John Hitchock [sic] listed as the head of the household for house #367, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, widowed, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Elwin (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), John Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Douglas (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Rogers (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Cecila (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 78).

    The children of CELIA RICE and JAMES HITCHCOCK are:

    1. LAURA A. HITCHCOCK, b. December 12, 1883, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 25, 1966, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson county, Kentucky, m. EDWARD FAIRCHILD.
    2. LUCY J. HITCHCOCK, b. January 18, 1885, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 10, 1952, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LEVI FAIRCHILD.
    3. GENERAL GRANT HITCHCOCK, b. December 9, 1886, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 15, 1952, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ARMINTA "MINTIE" ROBERTS.
    4. JOHN W. HITCHCOCK, b. August 23, 1888, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 19, 1944, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BEULAH MAE ADAMS.
    5. ALEXANDER "LECK" HITCHCOCK, b. August 7, 1890, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 23, 1924, Waylon, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HATTIE MILLER, August 26, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was b. 1898, Ohio, d. before 1924.
      Notes: According to Joe Conley: "Leck was killed in Waylon, Ky. by a one-handed traveling minstrel. The man had gotten liquor for Leck and in the midst of arguing over the change the man shot him. The minstrel was taken to Prestonsburg jail but a lynch mob came from Waylon and took him back. The man was tied to an electric pole in Waylon and shot 22 times. He was taken back to Prestonsburg and died en route."
      According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Leck Hitchcock (motorman, b. Magoffin County, age 22) married Hattie Miller (age 16) on August 26, 1913 in Johnson County.
      When Leck Hitchcock's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a coal miner working for Consolidation Coal Company in Van Lear, Kentucky, that he was married, and that he was born August 7, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and stout, and he had brown eyes and brown hair.
      Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of his headstone shows that Leck Hitchcock is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      According to his death certificate, Leck Hitchcock died October 26, 1924 in Wayland, Floyd County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Gun shot wounds Homicide." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date is blank, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as miner, his parents as J. M. Hitchcock (b. Kentucky) and Celia Rice (b. Kentucky), and the burial place as Turner Cemetery.
      On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 10 (Painter Haire) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Leck Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Hattie (wife, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, age 22), and Add Hitchcock (boarder, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).
    6. WALTER S. HITCHCOCK, b. June 22, 1892, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 3, 1969, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. VIRGINIA MADGE "MADGE" RICE.
    7. DANIEL "SON" HITCHCOCK, b. August 4, 1894, Kentucky, d. October 17, 1923, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GERTRUDE PRESTON.
    8. ELIZABETH HITCHCOCK, b. September 18, 1896, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 16, 1964, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALONZO N. BLAIR.
    9. ALBERT "BUD" HITCHCOCK, b. July 22, 1897, Floyd County, Kentucky, died before 1952.
      Notes: Bud Hitchcock of Beckley, West Virginia, was listed as a surviving son in his mother's obituary when she died in 1945. He's not listed as a survivor in his brother Grant's obituary when Grant died in 1952.
      When Bud Hitchcock's World War I draft registration card was filled out on August 24, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was unemployed and living in Van Lear, Kentucky, that his closest relative was J. M. Hitchcock of Van Lear, that he was born July 22, 1897 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and that his father was born in Johnson County. He was found to be tall, and he had light brown eyes eyes and light brown hair.
      On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 10 (Painter Haire) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Bud Hitchcock is found boarding in house #153, he's a coal miner, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old.
    10. ADDISON "ADD" HITCHCOCK, b. January 6, 1901, Kentucky, d. September 29, 1927, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Joe Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky: "Add was pistol whipped to death by Harry Conley at a carnival in Paintsville, Ky. Add had roughed Harry up several times in their past. Add arrived drunk at the carnival. Harry asked Add to come over to where he was. To Add's surprise Henry began beating him with the butt of his pistol. Add was taken to his parents home. His death was witnessed by my Grandmother, Alma Fairchild. She related how angry Add was and that he could barely be restrained. As the effect of the alcohol subsided so did Add's life."
      According to his death certificate, Add Hitchcock died September 29, 1927 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Fractured skull due to assault with butt of pistol." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 6, 1901, his marital status as single, his occupation as miner, his parents as Milton Hitchcock (b. Kentucky) and Celia Rice (b. Kentucky), the informant as John Hitchcock of Van Lear, Kentucky, and the burial place as Paintsville.
      On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 10 (Painter Haire) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Leck Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Hattie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), and Add Hitchcock (boarder, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).







LUCY J. HITCHCOCK, daughter of CELIA ELLEN RICE and JAMES MILTON HITCHCOCK, was born January 18, 1885 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 10, 1952 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married LEVI FAIRCHILD, son of SARAH RATLIFF and ASA J. FAIRCHILD, June 9, 1905. He was born April 11, 1882 in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 22, 1959 in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 493 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Joe Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky: "Grandpa Levi, by all accounts, was a very intelligent man. He had his teacher's certificate, enabling him to teach in the schools in the state of Kentucky. Unfortunately, Grandpa Levi's major concerns were playing the fiddle and fishing. As far as his fiddle playing was concerned, he was one of the most accomplished fiddlers in East Kentucky. He and Bob Johnson traveled extensively throughout the area playing at fairs and fiddling contests. Levi's father, Acie had a large farm but due to Levi's lack of enthusiasm to work, Acie left most of Levi's portion to Levi's children. This land was bought by Crate and Mose Rice as well as several others. By the end of thier life, Levi and Lucy were without a permanent home and spent their last days living in their children's homes."

When Levi Fairchilds' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Paintsville, that his closest relative was Lucy Fairchilds of Paintsville, and that he was born April 11, 1882. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstones shows that Lucy Fairchild lived from October 1, 1883 to April 10, 1952, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, and that Levi Fairchild lived from March 6, 1881 to April 29, 1959, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her death certificate, Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild died May 10, 1952 in Paintsville Hospital in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Abdominal Carcinomatories." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as January 18, 1885, her marital status as married, her parents as Milt Hitchcock and Stella Rice, the informant as "Alice Hensley (Daughter)," and the burial place as Fairchild Cemetery in Staffordsville, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lucy Fairchild died May 10, 1952 in Johnson County at the age of 67. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Levi Fairchild (age 77), son of Asa and Sara Ratcliffe Fairchild, was a farmer and a resident of West Van Lear. He was born April 11, 1882 in Johnson County, died April 22, 1959 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in Staffordsville Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild, on May 9, 1953. He was survived by 6 sons, Son Fairchild (of Paintsville), Russell Fairchild (Staffordsville), Walter Fairchild (Staffordsville), Espie Fairchild (Staffordsville), Virgil Fairchild (Staffordsville), and Arthur Fairchild (Staffordsville); 4 daughters, Mrs. Alma Conley (Paintsville), Mrs. Grace Preston (Minford, Ohio), Mrs. Alice Henson (Lexington), and Mrs. Alta Pelphrey (West Van Lear); 1 brother, Ed Fairchild (Staffordsville); 1 sister, Nola Hannah (Barnetts Creek); and 55 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Levi Fairchild died April 27, 1959 in Johnson County at the age of 77. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Levi Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #57, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 25), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Alma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month), and Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Levi Fairchilds is listed as the head of the household for house #11, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Rusell (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Alma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Gracy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Esta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Sonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 43 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1930), Levy Fairchilds is listed as the head of the household for house #237, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 46), Espie (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Vernie (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Auther (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Dora Alice (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Levi Fairchilds is listed as the head of the household for house #31, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 53), Walter (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 21), Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Dora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of LUCY HITCHCOCK and LEVI FAIRCHILD are:

    1. VIRGIL FAIRCHILD, b. October 9, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1973, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROSA FAIRCHILD.
    2. RUSSELL FAIRCHILD, b. January, 27, 1907, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 16, 1969, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY MCFADDIN.
    3. ALMA FAIRCHILD, b. March 5, 1908, Rockhouse Fork of Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 30, 1984, Paintsville, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN DOWNY CONLEY.
    4. ALTA FAIRCHILD, b. April 26, 1910, Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 21, 1973, Nicholasville, Jessimine County, Kentucky, buried in in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES PELPHREY, son of ROSELLA PELPHREY and JOHN S. PELPHREY.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Alta Fairchild Pelphrey (age 63), daughter of the late Levi and Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild, was born April 26, 1910, died October 21, 1973 at home in Nicholasville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was survived by her husband, Charles Pelphrey; 4 brothers, Espie Fairchild (of Lexington), Arthur Fairchild (Lexington), Son Fairchild (Paintsville), and Walter Fairchild (Paintsville); and 3 sisters, Alma Conley (of Staffordsville), Gracie Preston (Ohio), and Dora Alice Henson (Lexington). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. GRACE FAIRCHILD, b. November 23, 1910, Kentucky, d. October 22, 2000, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, buried in Leo, Jackson County, Ohio, m. RAYMOND PRESTON.
    6. ESPIE FAIRCHILD, b. September 5, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EULA MEADE, daughter of WANNIE CLAY MEADE and MARY ALICE WHEELER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Espa Fairchild was born September 5, 1913 in Johnson County to Lucy Hitchcock.
    7. SON FAIRCHILD, b. April 13, 1916, Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 17, 1974, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MYRTLE SELVAGE.
    8. WALTER FAIRCHILD, b. March 10, 1917, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 11, 1991, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SARAH J. BLAIR.
    9. ARTHUR FAIRCHILD, b. 1919, Kentucky.
    10. RAYMOND FAIRCHILD, b. April 30, 1922, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 22, 1955, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY CHARLOTTE BLAIR.
    11. DORA ALICE FAIRCHILD, b. May 11, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 29, 2009, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, m. JOSEPH HENSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dora A. Fairchild was born May 11, 1923 in Johnson County to Lucy Hitchcock.
      According to her obituary, Alice Fairchild Henson (age 85), daughter of the late Levi and Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild, was a resident of Nicholasville, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born in Johnson County, and died January 29, 2009. She was survived by her husband, Joseph Henson; 2 daughters, Linda Sue Henson and Barbara Jo White; 1 step-son, Joseph F. Henson; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







LAURA ALEE PICKLESIMER, daughter of MAHALA CONLEY and NATHANIEL PICKLESIMER, was born October 17, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died July 27, 1961 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. She married CARLISS D. "CARL" TRIMBLE, son of JOHN GEORGE TRIMBLE and MATILDA VANHOOSE, November 27, 1890 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born March 11, 1870 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 29, 1919 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, and is buried in John G. Trimble Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Laura Picklesimer can be found on page 351 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Laura Picklesimer Trimble reportedly died July 27, 1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana. There is a record of an obituary that was printed on June 28, 1961 in Monroe County, Indiana, for a Laura Trimble who was born about 1876 and was 85 years old. The actual obituary wasn't available.

According to Kentucky birth records, Laura A. Picklesimer was born October 17, 1874 in Johnson County to Nathaniel Picklesimer (b. Johnson County) and Mahala Conley (b. Johnson County).

According to his death certificate, Carl Trimble died October 29, 1919 in Camargo, Montgomery County, Kentucky, from something to do with the back of his neck that was caused by diabetes mellitus [hard to read]. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his age as 50, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as J. G. Trimble (b. Kentucky), and Matilda Vanhoose (b. Kentucky), the informant as J. G. Trimble of Oil Springs, Kentucky, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Carl Trimble died October 29, 1919 in Montgomery County at the age of 50.

On page 6 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Carliss Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farmer, born in March of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Laura A. (wife, born in October of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 25), Iva (daughter, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Ova (daughter, born in November of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), May (daughter, born in April of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and John F. (son, born in January of 1900 in Kentucky, age 4 months). They are living next to Carliss' parents.

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 192 (Jeffersonville) in Montgomery County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Carl Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #59, he's a farmer and something else that's unreadable, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 35), Iva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ova (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Carroll (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Grayce (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 192 (Camargo) in Montgomery County, Kentucky (dated January 7 & 8, 1920), Laura Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #52, she's widowed, no occupation, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 45 years old. Also listed are May (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), John (son, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 19), Carroll (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Grace (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Rucker (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Paris N. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Sterling (the relationship is blank, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 1 month), Iva Hall (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, age 27), James E. Hall (son-in-law, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), and Henry C. Hall (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 49-245 (Perry) in Marion County, Indiana (dated April 2, 1930), Laura Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #4, she does housework for a private family, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and she's 55 years old. Also listed are Mae (daughter, single, factory laborer, born in Kentucky, age 31), Grace (daughter, single, office stenographer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Rucker (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Paris (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Carrol (son, married, laborer in an auto shop, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 23), Bertha (daughter-in-law, cashier in a retail department store, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 24), and Sterling (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 17 of the 1940 census for District 96-259 (Indianapolis) in Marion County, Indiana (dated April 26, 1940), John W. Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #163, he's working for the railroad, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Mae (wife, born in Kentucky, 2 years of high school, age 42), Laura Trimble (mother-in-law, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 65), and Pearl Picklesimer (cousin-in-law, single, not working, born in Kentucky, she was living in Paintsville, Kentucky, in 1935, 4 years of high school, age 25). They are living next to Laura's son, Paris.

    The children of LAURA PICKLESIMER and CARL TRIMBLE are:

    1. IVA TRIMBLE, b. May 14, 1892, Kentucky, d. December 1973, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, m. JAMES ERNEST HALL.
    2. OVA TRIMBLE, b. November 3, 1893, Kentucky, d. June 1979, Sugar Creek, Jackson County, Missouri, buried in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, m. ARTHUR URIAH WELCH.
    3. MAE TRIMBLE, b. April 1898, Kentucky, m. JOHN W. HALL. He was b. 1886, Kentucky.
    4. JOHN F. TRIMBLE, b. January 26, 1900, Kentucky, d. Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, m. MINNIE MCCOY. She was b. October 12, 1909, Kentucky, d. Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
      Notes: On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 87-10 (Jeffersonville) in Montgomery County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), John Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 30 years old. Also listed is Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 20).
      On page 4 of the 1940 census for District 87-8 in Montgomery County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1940), John Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #38, he's a merchant in a grocery store, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has 1 year of high school, and he's 46 years old. Also listed is Minnie (wife, working in a power machine factory, born in Kentucky, 3 years of high school, age 30).
    5. CARROLL G. TRIMBLE, b. December 8, 1906, Kentucky, d. April 7, 1983, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, m. BERTHA CENTERS, 1927. She was b. 1906, Kentucky, d. August 1976.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Carroll G. Trimble (age 76), son of Carl and Laura Picklesimer Trimble of Barnetts Creek, was a former livestock broker and a former Marion County, Indiana, Deputy Sheriff. He was born December 8, 1906, and died April 7, 1983 at home in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Centers Trimble, in August of 1976. He was survived by 3 brothers, Nelson Trimble, Rucker Trimble, and Sidney Trimble; and 1 sister, Mae Hall. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. GRACE TRIMBLE, b. February 25, 1909, Kentucky.
    7. RUCKER JIM TRIMBLE, b. April 22, 1911, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Rucker J. Trimble was born April 22, 1911 in Montgomery County to Laura Pickle.
    8. PARIS NELSON TRIMBLE, b. December 5, 1913, Montgomery County, Kentucky, m. OLIVE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paris N. Trimble was born December 5, 1913 in Montgomery County to Laurah Pickle.
      On page 17 of the 1940 census for District 96-259 (Indianapolis) in Marion County, Indiana (dated April 26, 1940), Paris N. Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #162, he's a knitter in a hosiery mill, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 3 years of high school, and he's 25 years old. Also listed is Olive (wife, born in Indiana, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 3 years of high school, age 22).
    9. STERLING SIDNEY TRIMBLE, b. November 18, 1916, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sterling C. Trimble was born November 18, 1916 in Montgomery County to Laura Pickle.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







ELLA DORA MAY PICKLESIMER, daughter of MAHALA CONLEY and NATHANIEL PICKLESIMER, was born October 26, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 22, 1904 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in John G. Trimble Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married PARIS GRANT TRIMBLE, son of JOHN GEORGE TRIMBLE and MATILDA VANHOOSE, September 10, 1897 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born November 2, 1872 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 27, 1944 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Paris G. Trimble Cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. Paris Trimble married (2) NANCY BELLE GULLETT, daughter of EZEKIEL GULLETT and SARAH PRATER, September 27, 1908 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born June 27, 1882 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 5, 1947 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Paris G. Trimble Cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. Nancy Gullett married (1) TOBE CRAFT.

Notes: Information on Ella Dora Picklesimer can be found on page 351 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Nancy Belle Gullett's brother, Everett Lee Gullett, married her step-daughter, Dora. She was also the sister of Helen S. Gullett, who's son, Jefferson Bruce Roberts, married Dora's daughter, Elva.

Almost all of the records that have been found that say Dora May Picklesimer married Paris Grant Trimble omit the Ella from her first name. In the 1880 census she is listed as Ella D. Trimble, as she is in the Conley Clan book.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Paris G. Trimble (age 25) married Dora Picklesimer (age 20) on September 10, 1897 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Paris Trimble married Nannie Gullett on September 27, 1908 in Magoffin County at the home of J. D. Conley. The witnesses were Paris Trimble Jr. and Wattie Caudill, and the minister was J. D. Conley.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and shows that Dora May Picklesimer Trimble lived from October 26, 1876 to December 22, 1904, and was buried in John G. Trimble Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his death certificate, Paris G. Trimble died March 27, 1944 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from chronic nephritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as November 2, 1872, his marital status as married, his wife as Dora Trimble, his parents as John G. Trimble (b. Johnson County) and Matilda Vanhoose (b. Johnson County), the informant as Ova Trimble of Barnetts Creek, the doctor as W. R. Castle, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek. It's unknown why Dora is listed as his wife, when she died in 1904 and Paris re-married.

According to his obituary, Paris G. Trimble, son of the late John G. and Matilda Van Hoose Trimble, was a farmer in Barnetts Creek. He died March 27, 1944 at home in Barnetts Creek, and was buried on the farm near his home. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 children, Bob and Gladys. He was survived by his wife, Nannie B. Gullett; 4 daughters, June, Elva, Mrs. Jewell Green, and Oma; 1 brother, Shell (of Paintsville); and 1 sister, Laura Pelphrey (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Paris G. Trimble died March 27, 1944 in Johnson County at the age of 71. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and shows that Paris G. Trimble lived from November 2, 1872 to March 27, 1944, and was buried in Paris G. Trimble Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky, that Nannie B. Gullett Trimble lived from June 27, 1882 to November 5, 1947, was buried in the same cemetery, and that Jewell Trimble Green lived from 1914 to 1974, and was buried in the same cemetery. No headstone photos are provided.

According to her death certificate, Nancy B. Gullett Trimble died November 5, 1947 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, from carcinoma. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as June 27, 1882, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Paris Trimble, her father as Ezekel Gullett (b. Magoffin County, Kentucky), her mother's maiden name as Prater (b. Magoffin County, Kentucky), the informant as Jewell Green of Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, and the burial place as Rock Fork.

According to her obituary, Nancy B. Trimble (age 65), widow of Paris Trimble, died November 5, 1947 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Green, in Barnetts Creek following a lingering illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Ora Green (of Barnetts Creek), Mrs. June Gutlett (Portsmouth, Ohio), Mrs. Elva Roberts (Tucson, Arizona), and Mrs. Oma Trimble (Ashland). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nancy B. Tremble died November 5, 1947 in Johnson County at the age of 65. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 11 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), Paris G. Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #90, he's a farmer, born in November of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Dora M. (wife, born in October of 1877 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living [mistake], age 22), June (daughter, born in June of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), and Neva G. (daughter, born in November of 1899 in Kentucky, age 6 months). Dora's parents are in house #93.

On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 42 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Tobe Craft is listed as the head of the household for house #38, he's a farmer, born in February of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Nannie (wife, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 20), Oma (daughter, born in October of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), and Oral (son, born in April of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16 - 18, 1910), Paris Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a livestock merchant, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, 2nd marriage, married for 1 year, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Nannie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 28), Naoma Craft (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), William M. Pigg (adopted son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), June Trimble (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Elva Trimble (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Robert L. Trimble (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), P. G. Trimble 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 48 years old. Also listed are Nannie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Robert E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Jewel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 23 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Paris G. Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #214, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Nancy B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 14, age 47), Ova J. U. [Jewel] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Sam H. Hill (laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18). They are living next to son Robert.

On page 8 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1940), Paris Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #68, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed is Nannie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 57).

    The children of DORA PICKLESIMER and PARIS TRIMBLE are:

    1. JUNE TRIMBLE, b. June 9, 1898, Kentucky, d. May 1, 1975, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, m. EVERETT LEE GULLETT.
    2. NOVA GLADYS TRIMBLE, b. November 1899, Kentucky.
    3. ELVA G. TRIMBLE, b. 1902, Kentucky, d. 1959, buried in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, m. (1) FRANK BAYES, m. (2) JEFFERSON BRUCE ROBERTS.
    4. ROBERT ELDON TRIMBLE, b. May 15, 1903, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 23, 1933, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ANNA LAURA PICKLESIMER.

    The child of PARIS TRIMBLE and NANCY GULLETT is:

    1. JEWELL TRIMBLE, b. March 26, 1914, Kentucky, d. August 7, 1974, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ORA GREEN.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Jewel Trimble Green (age 60), daughter of the late Paris G. and Nannie Gullett Trimble, was a 19 year resident of Ashland, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born March 26, 1914, died August 7, 1974 in an Ashland Hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by her husband, Ora Green;; 1 step-son, James Ernest Green (of Columbus, Ohio); 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Rice (Flatwoods, Kentucky); 1 foster daughter, Mrs. Delena Jewel Blanton (Lucasville, Ohio); 1 sister, Mrs. June Gullett (Wilmington, Delaware); 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of NANCY GULLETT and TOBE CRAFT are:

    1. NAOMA "OMA" CRAFT, b. October 2, 1895, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 9, 1955, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. ELZIE JACK TRIMBLE.
    2. ORAL CRAFT, b. April 1899, Kentucky, d. before 1910.







VIRGIL FAIRCHILD, son of LUCY J. HITCHCOCK and LEVI FAIRCHILD, was born October 9, 1905 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 20, 1973 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ROSA FAIRCHILD, daughter of PEARLIE "SIS" COLLINS and JOHN M. FAIRCHILD, about 1927. She was born August 27, 1908 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 2, 1997 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his obituary, Virgil Fairchild (age 68), son of the late Levi and Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild, was a miner and a resident of Staffordsville. He was born October 9, 1905, died October 20, 1973 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in Fairchild Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Rosie Fairchild; 5 daughters, Rushie Hannah (of Paintsville), Beulah Fairchild (Paintsville), Pearlie Weddie (Staffordsville), Eulah Ann Ratliff (Staffordsville), and Freda Davis (Staffordsville); 4 brothers, Espie Fairchild (Lexington), Arthur Fairchild (Lexington), Son Fairchild (Paintsville), and Walter Fairchild (Paintsville); 4 sisters, Alma Conley (Staffordsville), Gracie Preston (Ohio), Alta Pelphrey (Lexington), and Dora Alice Henson (Lexington); 22 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Virgil Fairchild was born November 9, 1905, and died in October of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Virgil Fairchilds died October 20, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 68. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Rosa Fairchild Fairchild, daughter of the late John W. and Pearlie Collins Fairchild, was born August 27, 1908 in Johnson County, died June 2, 1997 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Rockhouse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Fairchild, in 1971. She was survived by 1 son, Virgil Willis Fairchild (of Staffordsville); 5 daughters, Fredia Davis (Staffordsville), Pearlie Fairchild (Staffordsville), Rushie Hannah (Paintsville), Beulah Fairchild (Paintsville), and Eula Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 1 sister, Alka Ratliff (Staffordsville); 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Rosa Fairchild was born August 27, 1908, and died June 2, 1997. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rosa Fairchild died June 2, 1997 in Floyd County at the age of 88. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Virgil Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #68, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Rose (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 21), Virgil W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Rusha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 23 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Virgil Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #193, he's a laborer doing road construction, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Rosie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 31), Virgil W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Rushie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Beulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Glen (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Pearlie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of VIRGIL FAIRCHILD and ROSA FAIRCHILD are:

    1. VIRGIL WILLIS FAIRCHILD, b. August 14, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 10, 2013, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virgil W. Fairchild was born August 14, 1927 in Johnson County to Rosa Fairchild.
      According to his obituary, Virgil Willis Fairchild (age 85), son of the late Virgil and Rosa Fairchild Fairchild, was a coal miner. He was born August 14, 1927 in Johnson County, died June 10, 2013 at home in Staffordsville, and was buried in Fairchild Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by 2 sisters, Fredia Davis (of Staffordsville) and Eula Ratliff (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. RUSHIE FAIRCHILD, b. 1929, Kentucky, m. (1) JACK HANNAH, m. (2) WAYNE BLAIR.
    3. BEULAH FAIRCHILD, b. May 27, 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 15, 2002, Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLAYTON FAIRCHILD, son of ENOCH FAIRCHILD and SAMANTHA JOHNSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Beulah Fairchilds was born May 27, 1931 in Johnson County to Rosa Fairchilds.
      According to her obituary, Beulah Fairchild Fairchild (age 70), daughter of the late Virgil and Rosie Fairchild Fairchild, was born May 27, 1931 in Johnson County, died May 15, 2002 in Pikeville Methodist Hospital, and was buried in Fairchild Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Fairchild. She was survived by 2 sons, Gary Dean Fairchild (of Volga, Kentucky) and Larry Gene Fairchild (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Darlene Hitchcock (Paintsville) and Judy Sexton (Paintsville); 1 brother, Virgil Fairchild (Staffordsville); 4 sisters, Pearl Fairchild (Staffordsville), Fredia Davis (Staffordsville), Eula Ann Ratliff (Staffordsville), and Rushie Hannah (Paintsville); 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. PEARLIE MARIE FAIRCHILD, b. October 10, 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 20, 2011, Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Pearlie M. Fairchild was born October 10, 1938 in Johnson County to Rosa Fairchild.
      According to her obituary, Pearlie Marie Fairchild (age 72), daughter of the late Virgil and Rosa Fairchild Fairchild, was a resident of Staffordsville, Kentucky. She was born October 10, 1938 in Johnson County, died June 20 in Pikeville Medical Center, and was buried in Fairchild Family Cemetery. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 brother, Glenn Fairchild; and 2 sisters, Beulah Fairchild and Rushie Hannah. She was survived by 2 sons, Mark Setser (of Oil Springs) and Brian Ratliff (Staffordsville); 1 daughter, Elizabeth Blackburn (West Van Lear); 1 brother, Virgil Willis Fairchild (Staffordsville); 2 sisters, Freda Davis (Staffordsville) and Eula Ann Ratliff (Staffordsville); 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. GLENN FAIRCHILD, b. September 8, 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 8, 1963, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. OPALENE RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Glen Fairchilds was born September 8, 1935 in Johnson County to Rosie Fairchilds.
    6. FREDIA FAIRCHILD, m. RUFUS DAVIS.
    7. EULA ANN FAIRCHILD, m. JAMES HARRISON RATLIFF.

    (This information comes from Joseph Eugene Conley and other sources)







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