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CELIA CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM F. CONLEY and MAHALA CATHERINE HALL, was born July 2, 1893 in Kentucky, and died September 17, 1963 in Scioto County, Ohio. She married DAVID A. COLEMAN, son of MAHALA ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" CONLEY and ZEPHENIAH M. COLEMAN, March 16, 1908 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 28, 1888 in Kentucky, and died June 25, 1974 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: When Dave Coleman's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer, that he was married and had 2 children, that he was claiming an exemption because he had dependents and a hernia, and that he was born October 28, 1889 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and black hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

When Dave Coleman's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, he stated that he was self-employed in Portsmouth, that his closest relative was Celia Coleman of Portsmouth, and that he was born October 27, 1887 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, he weighed 175 pounds, and he had blue eyes, gray hair, and a ruddy complexion. He was also found to have "Left foot toes bad." Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dave Coleman was born October 14, 1888, and died in June of 1974. His last place of residence was in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Dave Coleman died June 25, 1974 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Scioto County, at the age of 90. He was widowed at the time of his death.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Sealie Coleman was born about 1893, and died September 17, 1963 at home in Scioto County at the age of 70. She was married at the time of her death.

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 1910), Dave Colman is listed as the head of the household for house #138, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Selie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, age 17), and Greeley Conley (brother-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18). They are living next to David's parents.

On page 26 of the 1920 census for District 143 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 21, 1920), Dave Coleman is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Celia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), and Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7). They are living close to Celia's parents and other family members. Dave's parents are in house #23.

On page 60 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 1930), David Coleman is listed as the head of the household for house #646, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Sealie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 36), Marie Hopkins (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18), David Hopkins (grandson, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 months), Isaac Conley (boarder, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Raymond Conley (boarder, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14). They are living close to several members of Celia's family.

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 73-29 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 25, 1940), Dave Coleman is listed as the head of the household for house #178, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 52 years old. Also listed is Ceilia (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 43).

    The child of CELIA CONLEY and DAVE COLEMAN is:

    1. MARIE COLEMAN, b. February 27, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HERMAN HOPKINS.







MARIE COLEMAN, daughter of CELIA CONLEY and DAVID COLEMAN, was born February 27, 1912 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married HERMAN HOPKINS, son of SMITH WHETFIELD HOPKINS and MARY R. WRIGHT, February 16, 1928 in Greenup County, Kentucky. He was born about 1911 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marie Coleman was born February 17, 1912 in Johnson County to Celia Conley.

On page 26 of the 1920 census for District 143 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 21, 1920), Mary Hopkins is listed as the head of the household for house #173, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and she's 48 years old. Also listed are Norman (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 23), German (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 21), and Herman (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 9).

On page 60 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 1930), Marie is found living in the home of her parents. David Coleman is listed as the head of the household for house #646, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Sealie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 36), Marie Hopkins (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18), David Hopkins (grandson, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 months), Isaac Conley (boarder, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Raymond Conley (boarder, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 60 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 1930), David Coleman is listed as the head of the household for house #646, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Sealie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 36), Marie Hopkins (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18), David Hopkins (grandson, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 months), Isaac Conley (boarder, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Raymond Conley (boarder, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 71-11 (Green Township) in Ross County, Ohio (dated April 23, 1930), Herman Hopkins is found living in the home of his widowed mother. Mary R. Hopkins is listed as the head of the household for house #142, she's not working, married, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 14, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are Herman (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at 18, age 19), and Estel (son, born in Ohio, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Kentucky, age 9).

On pages 14 & 15 of the 1940 census for District 73-28 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 11 & 12, 1940), Herman Hopkins is listed as the head of the household for house #153, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Maire (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 27), David (son, born in Ohio, age 10), and Irene (daughter, born in Ohio, age 8).

    The children of MARIE COLEMAN and HERMAN HOPKINS are:

    1. DAVID HOPKINS, b. 1930, Ohio.
    2. IRENE HOPKINS, b. 1932, Ohio.







MILLIE CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM F. CONLEY and MAHALA CATHERINE HALL, was born in May of 1896 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died April 16, 1975 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. She married CHRISTY H. HOWARD, son of WILEY HOWARD and SUSANNA HALL, August 30, 1911 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born March 9, 1888 in Kentucky, and died September 20, 1966 in Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: Christy Howard was the brother of Paris Howard.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Millie Howard was born May 13, 1895, and died in April of 1975. Her last place of residence was in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Marie Howard died April 16, 1975 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth at the age of 79.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Christy Howard was born March 9, 1887, and died in September of 1966. His last place of residence was in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Christy H. Howard died September 20, 1966 at home in Scioto County at the age of 78.

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Wiley Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #38, he's a farmer, born in March of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Sousan (wife, born in February of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 38), William (son, born in September of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Thomas (son, born in June of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Christa (son, born in January of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Irena (daughter, born in January of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Mary A. (daughter, born in February of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Paris (son, born in December of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Sarah J. (daughter, born in November of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Violet (daughter, born in February of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), and James (son, born in November of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1). It would seem that the birth date of either Sarah or Violet would have to be wrong, since they are born only 3 months apart. In the 1910 census Wiley is a widower and Violet is living at home, but Sarah isn't.

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Wiley Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Christa (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Irena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Marry A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Violet (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), and James P. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Criss Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Birtree (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Winvill (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Woodrow (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 60 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 1930), Christie Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #648, he's a laborer for the state highway, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 32), Windel (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Woodrow (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Lena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Cecelia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Marie (daughter, born in Ohio, age 8), and Anna Belle (daughter, born in Ohio, age [less than a year - hard to read]). They are living close to several members of Millie's family.

On page 59 of the 1940 census for District 73-29 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 17, 1940), Christie Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #524, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 45), Lena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Ceilia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Annabelle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    The children of MILLIE CONLEY and CHRISTY HOWARD are:

    1. BIRTIE HOWARD, b. November 28, 1912, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Birtie Howard was born November 28, 1912 in Magoffin County to Millie Howard.
    2. WINDELL P. HOWARD, b. July 7, 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Winvel P. Howard was born July 7, 1914 in Magoffin County to Millie Conley.
    3. WOODROW W. HOWARD, b. July 9, 1916, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Woodrow W. Howard was born July 9, 1916 in Magoffin County to Millie Conley.
    4. VIRGINIA LENA HOWARD, b. October 6, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virginie L Howard was born October 6, 1919 in Magoffin County to Millie Conley.
    5. CECELIA HOWARD, b. 1920, Kentucky.
    6. MARIE HOWARD, b. 1922, Ohio.
    7. ANNA BELLE HOWARD, b. 1929, Ohio.







RILDA CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM F. CONLEY and MAHALA CATHERINE HALL, was born May 25, 1897 in Kentucky. She married CLARENCE RATLIFF, son of WILLIAM RILEY RATLIFF and JUDITH DALE, about 1917. He was born October 31, 1892 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died August 27, 1979 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a child named Mason Ratliff who was born to Rilda Conley in Floyd County in 1921. This child doesn't show up in this family in the 1930 census so it's unknown if he is the child of Rilda Conley and Clarence Ratliff.

When Clarence Ratliff's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Floyd County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in East Point, Kentucky, that he was married, and that he was born October 30, 1891 in Denver, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had light brown eyes and light-colored hair.

When Clarence Ratliff's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, he stated that he worked in the lumber business for Guy Rice in Portsmouth, that his closest relative was Rildie Ratliff of Portsmouth, and that he was born October 31, 1892 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be 6 feet 1 1/2 inches tall, he weighed 150 pounds, and he had blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Clarence Ratliff was born October 31, 1892, and died in August of 1879. His last place of residence and the last place that a benefit was paid was in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Clarence Ratliff died August 27, 1979 in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth at the age of 86. He was widowed at the time of his death.

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 15 (Abbott) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Clerane Ratiff is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentcky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Reilda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Geno May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month), and Hebbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 months). Clarence's parents are living under the same roof but listed as a separate family.

On page 60 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 1930), Clarence Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #644, he's a grader in the construction business, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Rilda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 32), Genoa May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hebert (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Wilson (son, born in Ohio, age 3), and Mildred (daughter, born in Ohio, age 0). They are living close to several of Rilda's family members.

On page 57 of the 1940 census for District 73-29 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 16, 1940), Clarence Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #508, he's a lumberjack for a timber company, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Rildie (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 42), Herbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Wilson (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Freida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of RILDA CONLEY and CLARENCE RATLIFF are:

    1. GENOA MAY RATLIFF, b. 1918, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Genoah M. Ratliff was born January 25, 1918 in Floyd County to Rilda Conley.
    2. HEBERT RATLIFF, b. 1920, Kentucky.
    3. WILSON RATLIFF, b. 1927, Ohio.
    4. MILDRED RATLIFF, b. 1930, Ohio.
    5. FREIDA RATLIFF, b. 1933, Ohio.







GEORGE CONLEY, son of WILLIAM F. CONLEY and MAHALA CATHERINE HALL, was born October 24, 1904 in Kentucky, and died April 14, 1985 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. He married UKIE (unknown last name) about 1925. She was born October 24, 1909 in Kentucky, and died August 12, 1985 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, George Conley was born October 26, 1904, and died in April of 1985. His last place of residence was in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, George Conley died April 14, 1985 in Portsmouth at the age of 80. He was a construction worker and was divorced at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ukie Conley was born October 24, 1909, and died in August of 1985. Her last place of residence was in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ukie Conley died August 12, 1985 in a long-term care facility in Portsmouth at the age of 75. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 60 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 21, 1930), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #655, he's a truck driver, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Ukie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 20), Ethel (daughter, born in Ohio, age 2), and John (son, born in Ohio, age 9 months). They are living around several of George's family members.

On pages 63 & 64 of the 1940 census for District 73-29 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 28 & June 3, 1940), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #564, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Ekie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 30), Ethel (daughter, born in Ohio, age 12), and John (son, born in Ohio, age 10).

    The children of GEORGE CONLEY and UKIE WRIGHT are:

    1. ETHEL CONLEY, b. 1928, Ohio.
    2. JOHN CONLEY, b. 1929, Ohio.







AMANDA CONLEY, daughter of WILLIAM F. CONLEY and MAHALA CATHERINE HALL, was born about 1908 in Kentucky. She married (1) (unknown first name) ADAMS. She married (2) OSWELL PENNINGTON. He was born about 1898 in West Virginia.

Notes: On page 65 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 22, 1930), Oswell Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #698, he does brick work, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 29, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Amanda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22), and Fay Maxine (daughter, born in Ohio, age 2). They are living close to several of Amanda's family members.

On page 63 of the 1930 census for District 73-23 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 21 & 22, 1930), William Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #674, he's a laborer for the state highway, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Lena (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 13, age 56), Hebert (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Arthur (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), and William Adams (grandson, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 56 of the 1940 census for District 73-29 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated May 15, 1940), Oswell Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #498, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in West Virginia, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Mandy (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 31), William Adams (step-son, born in Ohio, age 12), Maxine Pennington (daughter, born in Ohio, age 10), Cathlene Pennington (daughter, born in Ohio, age 9), Dorkus Pennington (son, born in Ohio, age 7), Henry Pennington (son, born in Ohio, age 5), and Garnet Pennington (daughter, born in Ohio, age 3).

    The child of AMANDA CONLEY and (unknown first name) ADAMS is:

    1. WILLIAM ADAMS, b. 1928, Ohio.

    The children of AMANDA CONLEY and OSWELL PENNINGTON are:

    1. FAY MAXINE PENNINGTON, b. 1928, Ohio.
    2. CATHLENE PENNINGTON, b. 1931, Ohio.
    3. DORKUS PENNINGTON, b. 1933, Ohio.
    4. HENRY PENNINGTON, b. 1935, Ohio.
    5. GARNET PENNINGTON, b. 1937, Ohio.







JOHN C. DAVIS, son of JAMES MARION DAVIS and TRINVILLA ARROWOOD, was born October 22, 1894 in Kentucky, died April 13, 1972 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Davis-Welch Section of Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married JULIA KATHERINE "COONIE" WELCH, daughter of SAMUEL EPPERSON "EP" WELCH and MARY JANE WELLS, about 1921. She was born September 4, 1898 in Kentucky, died October 16, 1972 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Davis-Welch Section of Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found in the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 203 of that book it says:

No. 481. N. JOHN DAVIS - M. to Coonie Welch.
Children -
 
No. 802. N. Freeda Davis.

Samuel Epperson Welch was the brother of John Welch.

According to his obituary, Samuel Epperson "Ep" Welch (age 89), son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Frances Spears Welch, was a retired farmer and a resident in Concord, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born November 1, 1869 in Johnson County, died September 3, 1959, and was buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Wells Welch; and by a son, Samuel Epperson Welch Jr., who was killed in the D-Day invasion of World War II. He was survived by 1 son, John Welch (of Paintsville); and 3 daughters, Mrs. Chester Witten (Sitka, Kentucky), Mrs. John Davis, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Evelyn Skauge (Knoxville, Tennessee). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Garland R. Witten [Garland Richard "Red" Witten] was born May 6, 1918 in Johnson County to Julia Welch.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that John C. Davis lived from 1894 to 1972, and was buried in the Davis-Welch Section of Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Julie Coonie Davis lived from 1898 to 1972, and was buried in the same cemetery. Julia's parents are buried in the same section, as are her daughter, Freda, and her husband, and her son, Charles, and his wife. The photo John and Julia's headstone is kind of blurry, and it looks like it could say that she was born in 1899, but the 1900 census and her Social Security records show differently.

According to his obituary, John C. Davis (age 77), son of the late James and Trin Arrowood Davis, was a retired barber and blacksmith. He died April 13, 1972 in a local Johnson County hospital after a brief illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Concord. He was survived by his wife, Julia Welch Davis (of Concord); 3 sons, Charles E. Davis (Paintsville), Chadwick Davis (Meally), and Garland Whitten [step-son] (Cincinnati, Ohio); 1 daughter, Mrs. Charles Fitch (Meally); 3 brothers, Jimmy Davis (Columbus, Ohio), George C. Davis (Meally), and Bruce Davis (Paintsville); and 1 sister, Nancy Johnson (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, John Davis was born October 22, 1894, and died in April of 1972. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John C. Davis died April 13, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 77. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Julia Welch Davis (age 74), daughter of the late Samuel E. and Mary Jane Wells Welch, was a resident of Thealka at the time of her death. She died October 16, 1972 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in the Davis Family Cemetery in Thealka. She was survived by 3 sons, Charles E. Davis (of Paintsville), Chadwick Davis (Meally), and Garland Whitten (Cincinnati, Ohio); 1 daughter, Freda Fitch (Meally); 1 brother, John Welch (Huntington, West Virginia); and 2 sisters, Evelyn Welch Skague (Van Lear) and Virgie Welch Witten [Chester Witten] (Sitka). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Julia Davis was born September 4, 1898, and died in October of 1972. She received her Social Security card in 1964 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Julia Davis died October 16, 1972 in Johnson County at the age of 74. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 24 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), Ep Welch is listed as the head of the household for house #294, he's a farmer, born in January of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Mary J. (wife, born in February of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 20), Virgie (daughter, born in May of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), and Julia (daughter, born in December of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), Ep Welch is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 29), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Conie [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Evelyn Reginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 31 (Muddy Branch) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Ep Welch is listed as the head of the household for house #184, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Connie (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, age 18), Evelyn (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ep Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Richard Whitten (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 28 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), J. C. Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 30), Ruthard (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Freda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Chadwick (son, born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Julia's parents.

On page 47 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 10, 1940), John Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #382, he's a Government Farm Security Representative, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 40), Freda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Chadwick (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Charles E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11). They are living next to Julia's parents.

    The children of JOHN DAVIS and JULIA WELCH are:

    1. FREDA DAVIS, b. November 22, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 2, 1997, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES H. "SWEETY" FITCH, son of TROY FITCH and ETHEL PLUMMER. He was born about 1920, died August 30, 1972 in Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Roberta Davis was born November 22, 1923 in Johnson County to Julia Welch.
      According to her obituary, Freda Davis Fitch (age 73), daughter of the late John C. and Julia Katherine Welch Davis, was born November 22, 1923 in Johnson County, died October 2, 1997 in Highland Regional Medical Center in Floyd County, and was buried in Davis Cemetery in Concord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Sweety" Fitch, in 1972; and 1 son, Mark Fitch. She was survived by 2 sons, Charles Fitch (of Denver, Kentucky) and Garland Fitch (Thealka, Kentucky); 1 daughter, Carol Gottleid (Solomons, Maryland); 3 brothers, Garland R. Witten (Cincinnati, Ohio), Chadwick Davis (Meally, Kentucky), and Charles E. Davis (Paintsville); 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Charles "Sweety" Fitch (age 52), son of Ethel Plummer Fitch and the late Troy Fitch, was a retired miner due to a disability. He died August 30, 1972 at home in Meally, and was buried in Davis Cemetery in Thealka. He was surived by his wife, Freda Davis Fitch; 2 sons, Charles H. Fitch (of Pineville, West Virginia) and Garland Fitch (Thealka); 1 daughter, Carol Gottleid (Oxam Hill, Maryland); 1 brother, Paul Fitch (Williamson, West Virginia); and 1 sister, Mrs. Arville Short (Meally). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. CHADWICK DAVIS, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chadwick Davis was born in Johnson County to Julia Welch.
    3. CHARLES E. DAVIS, b. December 31, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 8, 2000, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SHIRLEY WARD, daughter of JEFF WARD and VINNIE FITCH. She was b. December 8, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 8, 1984, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles E. Davis was born December 31, 1928 in Johnson County to Julia Welch.
      According to his obituary, Charles E. Davis (age 72), son of the late John C. and Julia Katherine Welch Davis, was disabled and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born December 31, 1928 in Johnson County, died June 8, 2000 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Davis-Welch Cemetery in Concord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ward Davis. He was survived by 1 brother, Chadwick Davis (of Meally, Kentucky); and 1 half-brother, Garland L. "Red" Witten (Cincinnati, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Shirley Ward Davis (age 69), daughter of Jeff and Vinnie Fitch Ward, was born December 8, 1914 in Johnson County, died May 8, 1984 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Welch and Davis Cemetery in Concord. She was survived by her husband, Charles E. Davis; 2 brothers, Jeff Ward (of Boons Camp, Kentucky) and John Ward (Boons Camp); and 2 sisters, Betty Walters and Alberta Lent. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. SHIRLEY R. DAVIS, b. December 31, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1930.
      Notes: Charles and Shirley Davis were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirlie R. Davis was born December 31, 1928 in Johnson County to Julia Welch.







JONNEE LYNN ROBINSON, daughter of VIOLET BANKS and SAMUEL FLEMING ROBINSON, married ARTHUR BOYD WESTERN.

    The children of JONNEE ROBINSON and ARTHUR WESTERN are:

    1. DOUGLAS WESTERN.
    2. SARA WESTERN.
    3. TERESA WESTERN, m. BEN DELAY.







ORPHA GLADYS "GLADYS" CONLEY, daughter of MARY CONLEY and LUTHER JOHNSON CONLEY, was born July 25, 1908 in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died March 10, 1981 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. She married (1) JOHN MARVIN RICE, son of WILLIE RICE and FANNIE JOHNSON. He was born March 16, 1904 in Kentucky, died September 2, 1930 in Gifford, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married (2) DUDLEY GREEN, son of DANIEL BOONE GREEN and QUEEN VICTORIA GOSE, January 25, 1932. He was born May 2, 1890 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died December 1, 1978 in Jackson County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 230, 336, 533 & 543 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Dudley Green was the brother of Boone Greene.

Orpha Gladys Conley was Dudley Green's third wife. He was first married to Phoebe Anderson, daughter of George W. Anderson and Frances Jackson [and sister of Maudie Anderson], about 1910. She was born March 30, 1892 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Dudley's second wife was Myrtle Edna Hamilton, daughter of Lockard Hamilton and Sarah Florence Puckett, and sister of Opal Hamilton. He married her on June 11, 1920. She was born June 4, 1899 in Kentucky, and died August 29, 1931.

When Dudley Green's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Lakeville, Kentucky, he stated that he worked for the Cumberland Pipe Line Company in Wolfe County, that he was single with two children, and that he was born May 2, 1890 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Orpha Green was born July 25, 1908, and died in March of 1981. Her last place of residence was in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Orpha G. Green died March 10, 1981 in Riverside Meth. Hospital in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 72. Her place of residence is listed as Jackson, Jackson County, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dudley Green was born May 2, 1890, and died in December of 1978. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Dudley Green died December 1, 1978 in Oak Hill Community Medical Center in Jackson County at the age of 88. He was married at the time of his death.

According to his death certificate, the cause of death for John Marvin Rice was "coroner jury gave verdict as accidintally shot." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed Kentucky, his birth date as March 16, 1904, his marital status as married, his parents as Willie Rice (b. Kentucky) and Fanny Johnson (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Fanny Rice of Daysboro, Kentucky.

On pages 44 & 45 of the 1900 census for District 55 (Johnson Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1900), Daniel B. Green is listed as the head of the household for house #402, he's a farmer, born in June of 1852 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Queen (wife, born in April of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, she's given birth to 13 children and 11 are still living, age 46), Wilbur (son, single, farm laborer, born in August of 1875 in Kentucky, age 24), Boone (son, born in February of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Mary (daughter, born in December of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Martha (daughter, born in August of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Dudley (son, born in May of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Hayden (son, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Nathan (son, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Reb (son, born in May of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), and Burt (son, born in May of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 20 of the 1910 census for District 107 (Middle Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 12, 1910), Willie Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #173, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 12 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Fannie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 33), Raleigh (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Beula (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Marvin (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Rellia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 114 (Quincy) in Lewis County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Dudley Green is found living in the home of his brother-in-law. Proctor Anderson is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 22), Menard (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Nelida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Doleres (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months), Dudley Green (brother-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 0 years, age 19), and Phoeba Green (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she hasn't had any children, age 17).

On page 21 of the 1920 census for District 235 (Hazel Green) in Wolfe County, Kentucky (dated January 19, 1920), Willie Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #217, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Fannie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Rollie (son, marital status unreadable, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Beulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Marvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Rella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 77 (Lakeville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Francis Anderson is listed as the head of the household for house #151, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Jack (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Sam H. Bailey (servant, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), Dud Green (son-in-law, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), Bertrum (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), and Nettie Liew (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months).

On page 44 of the 1930 census for District 10-1 (Catlettsburg) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), Dudley Green is listed as the head of the household for house #200, he's a laborer in a sheet mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 30), Bertram (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Nettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Dudley (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 8 months), and Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 0 months).

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 40-1 (Bloomfield Township) in Jackson County, Ohio (dated May 13, 1940), Dudley Green Sr. is listed as the head of the household for house #99, he's the manager of a farm, born in Kentucky, he was living in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Gladys (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 31), Dudley Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Sarah I. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Fannie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Marva L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), L. J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Daniel B. (son, born in Ohio, age 3), Margaret S. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 1), and Billie R. (son, born in Ohio, age 0 months).

    The children of GLADYS CONLEY and JOHN RICE are:

    1. ROBERT FRANKLIN RICE, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MARIE ANGLES.
    2. THELMA JEAN RICE, b. January 15, 1927, Magoffin County, d. December 23, 1930, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Conley Cemetery, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Thulma J. Rice was born January 15, 1927 in Magoffin County to Gladys Conley.
      According to her death certificate, Alvie Gean Rice died from bronchial pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Marvin Rice (b. Kentucky) and Gladys Conley (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Henry Arnett.
    3. FANNIE MARIE RICE, b. 1930, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) EVERETT HANEY, m (2) ZANE BREGANT, m. (3) JACK PECK.
    4. MARVA LOU RICE, b. 1931, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) DONALD JENKINS, m. (2) JOSEPH E. RUPERT.

    The children of GLADYS CONLEY and DUDLEY GREEN are:

    1. LUTHER JOHNSON GREEN, b. 1933, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARJORIE (unknown last name), m. (2) ARLIS ELLIOT HERENDEEN.
    2. MARY ANNE GREEN, b. 1935, Ohio, m. (1) (unknown first name) WHALEY, m. (2) JACK DAILEY.
    3. PATTY JO GREEN, b. November 17, 1935, d. 1936, buried in Ham Conley Cemetery, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    4. DANIEL BOONE GREEN, b. 1937, Ohio.
    5. MARGARET SUE GREEN, b. 1939, Ohio, m. PAUL I. HOUSE.
    6. WILLIAM ROGER GREEN, b. 1940, Ohio, m. MARILYN WISE.
    7. SANDI GREEN, m. (unknown first name) SAUDERS.
    8. PAUL DOUGLAS GREEN, m. CANDEE MULLINS.
    9. VICKI LYNN GREEN, m. JAMES STEWART.







SARAH J. CONLEY, daughter of ISAAC CONLEY and RACHEL PENNINGTON, was born in May of 1860 in Kentucky, and died about 1946 in Martin County, Kentucky. She married (1) ABNER PENNINGTON October 29, 1881. He was born about 1855. She met (2) DAVID M. CONLEY. She married (3) HENRY C. CONLEY, son of WILLIAM W. CONLEY and DICEY BAILEY, March 29, 1892. He was born October 23, 1856 in Johnson County, Kentucky. Henry C. Conley married (1) MAHALA C. JACKSON, daughter of LARKIN JACKSON and ELIZABETH "BETSY" BURKHART, November 5, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1857 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to Nola Hall, wife of Sarah Conley's great-grandson Sam Hall (grandson of James S. and Elizabeth Conley Hall), Sarah Conley had a child with David M. Conley, although they weren't married. Nola wrote:

Sarah J. Conley, b. May 1861 Tomahawk, Martin Co., Ky, died 1946 Martin County, Ky.
1st married
Abner Pennington 29, Oct 1881, he was born about 1855
Children from this marriage
Millie Pennington
Oscar Pennington
David M. Conley and Sarah Conley were friends:
Child from the friendship (?)
Elizabeth Conley - b. August 1886 born Oil Springs, Johnson Co., Ky.
2nd marriage
Henry C. Conley, married 29 Mar. 1892, he was born October 1856 Johnson Co., KY.
Children from this marriage
Rachel born February 1895 Johnson County, Ky.
Leander David born September 1896 Magoffin Co., died December 1974 West Union, Ohio
Daisy born abt 1902, died Feb 1981 Martin Co. Ky
Sarah J. Conley Parents were:
Isaac Conley b. Oct 1837 Johnson Co., Ky. d. Aft 1900 Johnson Co., Ky., married 30 Oct 1858
Rachel Pennington, b. Oct 1841 Morgan Co., Ky., died Feb 1933 Magoffin Co., Ky.
My sources for Elizabeth's parents were from my father-in-law, Preston Hall, Lee Hall and a great nephew Cecil Conley. Source for Sarah's children from Abner Pennington and Henry C. Conley are from Census and Cecil Conley. Sorry to say that I don't know where I found my sources for Sarah J. Conley's parents or their parents. Might have been "The Conley Clan" Book from Magoffin Co., Ky. or on a site.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Henry C. Conley (age 18, 1st marriage, b. Johnson County, living in Magoffin County, mother born Morgan County) married Mahalia C. Jackson (age 18, 1st marriage, b. Magoffin County, living in Magoffin County, father born Virginia, mother born unknown) in Johnson County on November 5, 1874.

On page 18 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1880), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #146, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Mahala K. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Martha J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Amanda E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). Mahala's parents are living in house #71.

On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #33, he's a farmer, born in October of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 24 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in May of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 24 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 39), Rachel (daughter, born in February of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Leander (son, born in September of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Liza Pennington (step-daughter, born in August of 1888 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 20 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Henry C. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #131, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 56), Rachel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Leander (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Dazey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 85 (Stafford Fork) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 13, 1920), Henry Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 68 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 59), Leander (son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Rachael Conley (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 79).

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 80-7 in Martin County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1940), Sarah Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #117, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has a 4th grade education, and she's 79 years old. Also listed is Mary Alice Wells (lodger, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, age 10).

    The children of HENRY CONLEY and MAHALA JACKSON are:

    1. MARTHA J. CONLEY, b. August 6, 1876, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Martha J. Conley was born August 6, 1876 in Magoffin County to Henry C. Conley (b. Johnson County) and Mahala C. Jackson (b. Magoffin County).
    2. AMANDA E. CONLEY, b. May 1879, Kentucky, m. (1) LEWIS B. ADKINS, m. (2) ADAM ROSS.
    3. JACOB PRESTON "JAKE" CONLEY, b. March 29, 1886, Kentucky, d. September 5, 1982, Perry County, Kentucky, buried in Carrie, Knott County, Kentucky, m. EVA TONE LOCKWOOD.

    The children of SARAH CONLEY and ABNER PENNINGTON are:

    1. OSCAR PENNINGTON, b. July 30, 1882, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 1966, Long Branch, Wyoming County, West Virginia, m. MONA CONLEY.
    2. MILLIE LIZA PENNINGTON, b. August 1888, Kentucky, d. July 17, 1962, Fayette Conley, West Virginia, m. (1) MAT DEAL, m. (2) ALBERT FRY, m. (3) MAT DEAL.

    The child of SARAH CONLEY and DAVID CONLEY is:

    1. ELIZABETH CONLEY, b. August 21, 1887, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 7, 1973, Piketon, Pike County, Ohio, m. JAMES S. HALL.

    The children of SARAH CONLEY and HENRY CONLEY are:

    1. RACHEL CONLEY, b. February 21, 1895, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 21, 1960, Knott County, Kentucky, m. JEFFERSON "JEFF" OWENS.
    2. LEANDER DAVID CONLEY, b. September 11, 1896, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 28, 1974, Adams County, Ohio, m. CARRIE SWAIN.
    3. DAISY CONLEY, b. September 30, 1901, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 14, 1981, Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky, m. (1) WILSON HALL, m. (2) ANDREW WARD.

    (This information comes from Michael D. Nestor, Nola Hall, and other sources)







DAISY CONLEY, daughter of SARAH J. CONLEY and HENRY C. CONLEY, was born September 30, 1901 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died February 14, 1981 in Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky. She married (1) WILSON HALL. He was born March 15, 1900 in Kentucky. She married (2) ANDREW WARD, son of ELIJAH WARD and CATHERINE DANIELS. He was born February 20, 1889 in Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky, and died July 27, 1975 in Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Daisy Conley and Andrew Ward were reportedly married September 1, 1923 in Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky.

Andrew Ward was first married to a lady by the name of Alice Stepp. According to her death certificate, Allice Step died January 25, 1923 in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, from unknown causes. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 15, 1893, her marital status as married, her father as Thomas Step [Stepp] (b. Kentucky), her mother's maiden name as Meeks [Elizabeth Meeks], and the burial place as Henrietta, Kentucky.

When Wilson Hall's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 10, 1918 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner in Virgie, Pike County, that his closest relative was Daisy Hall in Win, Johnson County, and that he was born March 15, 1900. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

According to her obituary, Daisy Conley Ward was "Born September 30, 1901 in Magoffin Co. to Henry and Sarah Conley. Departed this life February 14, 1981. She was married to the late Andy Ward. To this union was born 8 children. Three children preceded her in death. She leaves five children here below. Alaka Hall, Elidy Ward, Henry Ward, Dora Dean Ray and Ivory Dutton. Sister Daisy Ward was baptized on the second Saturday in August 1938. She took membership at the Little Friendship Church. Until she was called away we feel we will see sister Ward in Heaven some day."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Daisy Ward was born September 30, 1901, and died in February of 1981. Her last place of residence was in Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Andy Ward was born February 20, 1889, and died in July of 1975. His last place of residence was in Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Andy Ward died July 27, 1975 in Martin County at the age of 87.

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 119 (Stafford Fork) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Andy Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #57, he's a farmer, born in the United States, parents born in the United States, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 18), and Elijah (father, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 58).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Mahan) in Fayette County, West Virginia (dated January 2, 1920), Wilson Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), and Leander (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months).

On pages 21 & 22 of the 1920 census for District 33 (Whitehouse) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), Andy Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #190, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Dortha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 years 10 months), Carsel (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 5 months), and Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 1 month).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 80-6 (Stafford Fork) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Andrew Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age [unreadable], and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 29), Carshil (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Carbin (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Alkie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Clifford Hall (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 9 of the 1940 census for District 60-5 in Knott County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1940), Andy Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #57, he's a sawman in a sawmill, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Martin County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 38), Alkie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Darden (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and James Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of DAISY CONLEY and WILSON HALL are:

    1. LEANDER HALL, b. August 4, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 26, 1935, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Rufus Williams Cemetery, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Leander D. Hall was born August 4, 1918 in Johnson County to Daisy Conley.
      According to his death certificate, Leander Hall died August 26 1935 in Flat Fork from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, his birth date is listed as August 4, 1918, his marital status as single, and his parents as Wilson Hall (b. Kentucky) and Daisy Conley (b. Kentucky).
    2. CLIFFORD HALL, b. 1922, Kentucky, d. December 3, 1993, Knott County, Kentucky, m. LORENDA SLONE.

    The children of DAISY CONLEY and ANDREW WARD are:

    1. ALKIE WARD, b. 1927, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HALL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alkie Ward was born in Floyd County to Daisy Conley.
    2. CLYDE WARD, b. 1932, Martin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde Ward was born in Martin County to Daisy Conley.
    3. DORA DEAN WARD, b. 1934, Martin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RAY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dora D. Ward was born in Martin County to Dacey Conley.
    4. IVORY WARD, b. April 20, 1941, Knott County, Kentucky, d. May 21, 2001, Meally, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Boons Camp, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) DUTTON, m. (2) JAMES PRESTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ivory Ward was born April 20, 1941 in Knott County to Daisy Conley.
      According to her obituary, Ivory Ward Preston (age 60), daughter of the late Andy and Daisy Conley Ward and a retired worker of the Singer Sewing Company, was born April 20, 1941 in Knott County, died May 21, 2001 in Meally, and was buried in Wilson Cemetery in Boons Camp. She was survived by her husband, James Preston, 2 daughters, Diedra Sharp (of Van Lear) and Lamonya Davis (Tennessee); 2 step-sons, Donald Ray Preston (Whitehouse) and Dennis Carl Preston (Anderson, Indiana); 2 brothers Henry Ward (Inez) and Clyde Ward (Dandridge, Tennessee); and 1 sister, Alka Turner (Inez).
    5. ELIDY WARD.
    6. HENRY WARD.

    The children of ANDREW WARD and ALICE STEPP are:

    1. DOROTHY WARD, b. February 18, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dortha Ward was born February 18, 1911 in Johnson County to Alace Step.
    2. CARSHAL WARD, b. August 7, 1915, Martin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carchel Ward was born August 7, 1915 in Martin County to Alice Stepp.
    3. DELLA WARD, b. September 28, 1918, Martin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Della Ward was born September 28, 1918 in Martin County to Alas Step.
    4. CARBON WARD, b. November 7, 1921, Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky, d. November 7, 1987, Tomahawk, Martin County, Kentucky, m. SARAH TURNER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carbon Ward was born in Martin County to Alice Stepp.







LEANDER DAVID CONLEY, son of SARAH J. CONLEY and HENRY C. CONLEY, was born September 11, 1896 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died December 28, 1974 in Adams County, Ohio. He married CARRIE SWAIN, daughter of WILLIAM SWAIN and MARY PENIX, about 1922. She was born June 20, 1904 in Kentucky, and died September 17, 2001 in West Union, Adams County, Ohio.

Notes: Leander Conley was found in 1920 in the census reports with both his parents, and with his sister Millie.

According to her obituary, Mary Penix Swain (age 70), daughter of the late Lafayette and Polly Ward Penix, was born September 23, 1880 in Boons Camp, died December 17, 1950 at home in Tamahawk from a heart condition that she had suffered with for 3 months, and was buried in the Williamsport Cemetery. She was preceded in death by 1 son; and 1 daughter. She was survived by her husband, William Swain; 3 sons, Melvin Swain (of White House), Irvin Swain (Akron, Ohio), and Russell Swain (Ashland); and 3 daughters, Mrs. Carrie Conley (Tomahawk), Mrs. Ethel Swain Meek (Tomahawk), and Mrs. Myrtle Swain Delong (Tomahawk). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

When Leander Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that his employer and closest relative was Henry Conley of Win, Kentucky, and that he was born September 11, 1896 in Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Leander D. Conley was born about 1896, and died December 28, 1974 in Adams County at the age of 78. He was married at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Carrie Conley was born June 20, 1904 in Boone's Camp, died September 17, 2001 in Adams County Hospital in West Union, Ohio, and was buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery in Cherry Fork, Ohio. She was survived by 1 son, Dr. Cecil Conley (of Palm Beach, Florida); 1 daughter, Opal Day (West Union, Ohio); 1 sister, Myrtle Delong (Akron, Ohio); 2 grandchildren, Bill Day and Melissa Rogers; and several great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Carrie Swain Conley was born June 20, 1904 in Kentucky, and died September 17, 2001 in Adams County Hospital at the age of 97. Her father's surname is listed as Swain, her mother's maiden as Penix, and she was widowed and living in West Union, Adams County, at the time of her death.

On page 28 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 6, 1910), William Swaim is listed as the head of the household for house #222, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Carolina, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 26), Carie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Ervin (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 85 (Stafford Fork) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated January 16 & 17, 1920), Wm. Swaim is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Irvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Lafe (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 3 months).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Mahan) in Fayette County, West Virginia (dated January 7, 1920), Mat Deal is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Milly Deal (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Ally Deal (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Abby Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Gracie Deal (daughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Sarah Deal (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Stevie Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), Oscar Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months), and Leander Conly (boarder, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On pages 9 & 10 of the 1930 census for District 80-6 (Stafford Fork) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated April 15 & 16, 1930), Leander Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #76, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Carrie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 25), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5). They are living 2 houses away from Leander's sister Daisy.

On page 15 of the 1940 census for District 80-7 in Martin County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1940), Leander Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Carrie (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 34), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of LEANDER CONLEY and CARRIE SWAIN are:

    1. CECIL CONLEY, b. 1922, Martin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cecil Conley was born in Martin County to Carrie Swainme.
    2. OPAL CONLEY, b. 1925, Martin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) DAY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Opal Conley was born in Martin County to Karey Swim.







CLIFFORD HALL, son of DAISY CONLEY and WILSON HALL, was born about 1922 in Kentucky, and died December 3, 1993 in Knott County, Kentucky. He married LORENDA SLONE, daughter of GREEN SLONE and POLLY ANN SLONE, July 11, 1939 in Leburn, Knott County, Kentucky. She was born September 28, 1914 in Knott County, Kentucky, and died April 28, 1995.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Balcona Slone was born in Knott County to Polly Slone, and Nakomas Slone was born in Knott County to Polly Slone.

On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 48 (Hindman) in Knott County, Kentucky (dated January 19 & 20, 1920), Green Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #164, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Polly Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Lorinda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Allen (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 10 months), and Arizona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 60-2 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Knott County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Green Slone is listed as the head of the household for family #128 [the houses aren't numbered], he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Polly Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 49), Lorenda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Allen (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Arizona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Balcona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Nocomus (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 12 of the 1940 census for District 60-5 in Knott County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1940), Greene Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #79, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Polly Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 50), Arizona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Russell (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Nokomio (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Gilbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Olive (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Clifford Hall (son-in-law, married, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 21), and Lorenda Hall (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 25).

    The children of CLIFFORD HALL and LORENDA SLONE are:

    1. SARAH ANN HALL, m. RUDOLF "JOE" JOHNSON.
    2. EMMETT "BUDDY" HALL, b. January 16, 1942, Carrie, Knott County, Kentucky, d. October 12, 2007, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, m. LAUDIE JOHNSON.
    3. CLIFFORD HALL JR., m. NORA JANE SLONE.
    4. BURLEY HALL, m. PHYLLIS SMULK.
    5. WILMA LEE HALL, m. RUSSELL HUNTER.
    6. OLLIE ALLEN HALL, m. (1) GENIEVA JOHNSON (deceased), m. (2) BRENDA FIELDS.

    (This information comes from Melissa Bobay Hunter and other sources)







OSCAR PENNINGTON, son of SARAH J. CONLEY and ABNER PENNINGTON, was born July 30, 1882 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died in November of 1966 in Long Branch, Wyoming County, West Virginia. He married MONA CONLEY, daughter of JAMES MCCLELLAN CONLEY and MARTHA HUNT, about 1913. She was born in September of 1894 in Kentucky.

Notes: Oscar's mother and Mona's father were siblings.

When Oscar Pennington's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia, he stated that he was a miner working for Paint Creek Coal Mining Company in Mayan, Fayette County, that his closest relative was Mona Penington, and that he was born July 30, 1881. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

When Oscar Pennington's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Pendleton County, West Virginia, he stated that he was born July 30, 1882 in Paintsville, Kentucky, and that the person who would always known his address was Mrs. Monia Pennington of Maynor, Raleigh County, West Virginia. He was found to be 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed 150 pounds, and had brown eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Oscar Pennington was born July 30, 1882, and died in November of 1966. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in either North Carolina or West Virginia, and his last place of residence was in Long Branch, West Virginia.

On page 46 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Oscar Pennington is found living in the home of his grandparents. Isac Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #321, he's a farmer, born in October of 1837 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 37 years, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Reachel (wife, born in October of 1845 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 54), Leander (son, single, farm laborer, born in April of 1876 in Kentucky, age 24), Nancy (daughter, single, not working, born in May of 1879 in Kentucky, age 21), and Oscar Pennington (grandson, born in July of 1882 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 85 (Stafford Fork) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated January 14 & 15, 1920), Oscar Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #74, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Mona (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Walter (son, born in West Virginia, age 2), and Delbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 months). Oscar's mother and step-father are in house #54.

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 41-21 (Town) in Raleigh County, West Virginia (dated April 5, 1930), Oscar Pennington is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Mona (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 31), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Walter (son, born in West Virginia, age 14), Delbert (son, born in West Virginia, age 11), Luther (son, born in West Virginia, age [unreadable]), Kenneth (son, born in West Virginia, age [unreadable]), and Mabel (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 2). They are living close to Mona's sister, Dolly.

On page 28 of the 1940 census for District 10-23 (Fayetteville) in Fayette County, West Virginia (dated May 7, 1940), Ascar Penington is listed as the head of the household for house #228, he's a timberman in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Kanawha County, West Virginia, in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Mona (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 45), James (son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 26), Walter (son, single, coal miner, born in West Virginia, 4th grade education, age 22), Delbert (son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 21), Luther (son, born in West Virginia, age 18), Kenneth (son, born in West Virginia, age 14), Mable (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 12), Basil (son, born in West Virginia, age 7), and Howard (son, born in West Virginia, age 5).

    The children of OSCAR PENNINGTON and MONA CONLEY are:

    1. SARAH PENNINGTON, b. 1914, Kentucky.
    2. JAMES W. PENNINGTON, b. May 18, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James W. Pennington was born May 18, 1915 in Magoffin County to Monie Conley.
    3. WALTER PENNINGTON, b. 1918, West Virginia.
    4. DELBERT PENNINGTON, b. 1919, West Virginia.
    5. LUTHER PENNINGTON, b. 1922, West Virginia.
    6. KENNETH PENNINGTON, b. 1926, West Virginia.
    7. MABEL PENNINGTON, b. 1928, West Virginia, d. December 10, 1998, m. HOMER BARRETT.
    8. BASIL PENNINGTON, b. 1933, West Virginia.
    9. HOWARD PENNINGTON, b. 1935, West Virginia.

    (This information comes from Artie Barrett and other sources)







AMANDA E. CONLEY, daughter of HENRY C. CONLEY and MAHALA C. JACKSON, was born in May of 1879 in Kentucky. She married (1) LEWIS B. ADKINS, son of CHARLES A. ADKINS and RACHEL ROSS, March 28, 1894 in Wayne County, West Virginia. He was born April 20, 1868 in Wayne County, West Virginia. She married (2) ADAM ROSS JR., son of ADAM ROSS, SR., and MARY JANE ROSS, about 1909. He was born October 8, 1879 in West Virginia, and died January 15, 1970 in West Virginia. Adam Ross married (2) MARTHA HACKWORTH. She was born in June of 1883 in West Virginia.

Notes: One World Tree on ancestry.com and other family trees on the Internet list another child, Susie (born in 1897), as being the daughter of Lewis Adkins and Amanda Conley, and they also list Lewis as having a first wife by the name of Lizzie Miller. The census reports don't support these claims. There is another Lewis Adkins who was born in May of 1877 on page 5 of the 1900 census for District 117 (Stonewall) in Wayne County, West Virginia (which is the same district that Lewis and Amanda are in), and he's married to a Lizzie (born in June of 1875) and they have a daughter named Susannah (born in May of 1898).

Hackworth was Martha's name from her previous marriage to Conard C. Hackworth. It's unknown at this time what her maiden name was.

On page 1 of the 1870 census from Grant in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated August 5, 1870), Charles A. Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #6, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Rachell (born in Kentucky, age 33), Victoria (born in Virginia, age 12), Gustine (born in Virginia, age 10), Hughy S. (born in West Virginia, age 7), Lewis B. (born in West Virginia, age 2), Pollie A. (born in West Virginia, age 5 months), Virginia Akdins (domestic servant, black, born in Virginia, age 40), and Mary Adkins (black, born in Virginia, age 8).

On page 15 of the 1880 census for District 140 (Stonewall) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated June 9 & 10, 1880), Charles Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Augusta (son, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 19), Hugh S. (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 16), and Lewis B. (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 11). There are 3 Lewis Adkins in Wayne County in 1880.

On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 117 (Stonewall) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated June 18, 1900), L. B. Adkins is listed as the head of the household, he's a farm laborer, born in April of 1868 in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, married for 6 years, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Amanda E. (wife, born in May of 1879 in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 21), Dora A. (daughter, born in January of 1895 in West Virginia, age 5), Chas H. (son, born in December of 1896 in West Virginia, age 3), and Ernest (son, born in September of 1899 in West Virginia, age 10 months).

On page 7 of the 1900 census for District 117 (Stonewall) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated June 7, 1900), Adam Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a farmer, born in April of 1842 in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, married for 32 years, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Mary J. (wife, born n April of 1845 in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, married for 32 years, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 55), Armilda (daughter, single, servant, born in November of 1871 in West Virginia, age 28), Adam (son, farm laborer, born in October of 1879 in West Virginia, age 20), Henry (son, born in May of 1883 in West Virginia, age 17), and Mary (daughter, born in April of 1888 in West Virginia, age 12).

On pages 28 & 29 of the 1910 census for District 192 (Stonewall) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated May 5, 1910), Adam Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #194, he's a farmer, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Amanda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 30), Alice D. Adkins (step-daughter, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 15), Charles H. (step-son, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 13), Hugh S. (son, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 8), Adam Ross Sr. (father, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 40 years, age 66), and Mary J. (wife, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 64).

On pages 23 & 24 of the 1920 census for District 44 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated January 15 & 16, 1920), Amanda Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #388, she's divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 39 years old. Also listed are Alice Ross (daughter, single, factory laborer, born in West Virginia, age 24), Henry Ross (son, married, laborer in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, age 19), Nora Ross (daughter-in-law, married, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 17), Hugh Ross (son, laborer in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, age 17), Rosa Bryon (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 4 years 5 months), Edna M. Bryon (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 1 year 1 month), Harry Lee Bober (cousin, single, laborer for the railroad, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 21), and Charles Borders (boarder, single, laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28). The name is listed as Ross for Alice, Henry Hugh, and Nora, but it should be Adkins.

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 50-21 (Huntington) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated April 8, 1930), Adam Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a teamster doing odd jobs, born in West Virginia, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 30, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, first married at age 16, age 42), Cecil Hackworth (step-son, sewer worker, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, first married at 29, age 30), Maggie (daughter-in-law, born in West Virginia, first married at 41, age 42), Willie Lowe (step-grandson, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 11), and Mary Lowe (step-granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 9).

    The children of AMANDA CONLEY and LEWIS ADKINS are:

    1. ALICE DORA ADKINS, b. January 17, 1895, Wayne County, West Virginia, m. (1) (unknown first name) BRYAN, m. (2) BEN H. GRUBBS.
    2. CHARLES HENRY ADKINS, b. December 1896, West Virginia, m. (1) NORA (unknown last name), m. (2) OMA (unknown last name).
    3. ERNEST ADKINS, b. September 1899, West Virginia, d. before 1910.
    4. HUGH S. ADKINS, b. 1902, West Virginia, m. MYRTLE SMITH.







ALICE DORA ADKINS, daughter of AMANDA E. CONLEY and LEWIS B. ADKINS, was born January 17, 1895 in Wayne County, West Virginia. She married (1) (unknown first name) BRYAN. He was born in West Virginia. She married (2) BENJAMIN H. GRUBBS, about 1927. He was born about 1888 in Kentucky. Benjamin married (1) MINNIE HARSHBARGER.

Notes: Alice's name is listed as Dora A. in the 1900 census but it's found as Alice D. after that.

Alice's first husband's last name could have been Bryant.

Minnie Harshbarger's father's name was reportedly Joseph Harshbarger, and her mother's maiden name was reportedly Margaret Woodward.

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 38 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (undated), Benjamin Grubbs is found living in the home of his first wife's mother. Marguaret Harshbarger is listed as the head of the household for house #209, she's not working, married, born in Virginia, parents born in the United States, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, and she's 59 years old. Also listed are William H. (son, single, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Virginia, age 34), Benjamin Grubbs (son-in-law, city policeman, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, age 22), Minnie (daughter, born in West Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 19), and Carl Grubbs (grandson, born in West Virginia, father born in Kentucky, mother born in West Virginia, age 2).

On pages 23 & 24 of the 1920 census for District 44 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated January 15 & 16, 1920), Alice is found living in the home of her mother. Amanda Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #388, she's divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 39 years old. Also listed are Alice Ross (daughter, single, factory laborer, born in West Virginia, age 24), Henry Ross (son, married, laborer in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, age 19), Nora Ross (daughter-in-law, married, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 17), Hugh Ross (son, laborer in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, age 17), Rosa Bryon (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 4 years 5 months), Edna M. Bryon (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 1 year 1 month), Harry Lee Bober (cousin, single, laborer for the railroad, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 21), and Charles Borders (boarder, single, laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28). The name is listed as Ross for Alice, Henry Hugh, and Nora, but it should be Adkins.

On page 39 of the 1920 census for District 44 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated January 22 & 23, 1920), Ben Grubbs is found living as a boarder in house #530. He's a boiler maker for the railroad, divorced, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, and he's 35 years old.

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 6-31 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated April 5, 1930), Ben H. Grubbs is listed as the head of the household for house #100, he work as a boiler maker for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 39, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, clothing factory worker, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 32, age 35), Rose M. Bryan (daughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 14), and Hugh Adkins (boarder, single, car repairer for the steam railroad, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 36). Although Alice has a brother named Hugh, this isn't him. This Hugh is found working for the railroad in 1920. He's older than Alice and he lists his mother as being born in West Virginia. Alice's brother is found married and living in this same district in house #7.

    The children of ALICE ADKINS and (unknown first name) BRYAN are:

    1. ROSE M. BRYAN, b. 1915, West Virginia.
    2. EDNA M. BRYAN, b. 1919, West Virginia.







CHARLES HENRY ADKINS, son of AMANDA E. CONLEY and LEWIS B. ADKINS, was born in December of 1896 in West Virginia. He married (1) NORA (unknown last name) about 1918. He married (2) OMA (unknown last name) about 1925. She was born about 1909 in West Virginia.

Notes: On pages 23 & 24 of the 1920 census for District 44 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated January 15 & 16, 1920), Henry Adkins is found living in the home of his mother. Amanda Ross is listed as the head of the household for house #388, she's divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 39 years old. Also listed are Alice Ross (daughter, single, factory laborer, born in West Virginia, age 24), Henry Ross (son, married, laborer in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, age 19), Nora Ross (daughter-in-law, married, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 17), Hugh Ross (son, laborer in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, age 17), Rosa Bryon (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 4 years 5 months), Edna M. Bryon (granddaughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 1 year 1 month), Harry Lee Bober (cousin, single, laborer for the railroad, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 21), and Charles Borders (boarder, single, laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28). The name is listed as Ross for Alice, Henry Hugh, and Nora, but it should be Adkins.

On page 5 of the 1930 census for District 6-30 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated April 3, 1930), Henry Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a car builder in a car foundry, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Oma (wife, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, first married at 16, age 20), Ardith (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 4 years 1 month), Clarence G. (son, born in West Virginia, age 2 years 7 months), Earnest E. (son, born in West Virginia, age 1 year 3 months), and Rosalee (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 1 month).

    The children of HENRY ADKINS and OMA (unknown last name) are:

    1. ARDITH ADKINS, b. 1926, West Virginia.
    2. CLARENCE G. ADKINS, b. 1927, West Virginia.
    3. EARNEST E. ADKINS, b. 1929, West Virginia.
    4. ROSALEE ADKINS, b. 1930, West Virginia.







HUGH S. ADKINS, son of AMANDA E. CONLEY and LEWIS B. ADKINS, was born about 1902 in West Virginia. He married MYRTLE SMITH, daughter of SIGMAN SMITH and (unknown), about 1923. She was born about 1905 in West Virginia.

Notes: On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 6-31 (Huntington) in Cabell County, West Virginia (dated April 2, 1930), Hugh S. Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #7, he's a proprieter of a transfer business, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, first married at age 21, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 25), Norman (son, born in West Virginia, age 7), Nathan (son, born in West Virginia, age 4), Alice (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 3), Sigman Smith (father-in-law, widowed, driller in a car factory, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 64), Frank E. Smith (brother-in-law, machine operator in a furniture factory, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 18), Leon Smith (brother-in-law, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 15), and Vivian Smith (sister-in-law, born in West Virginia, father born in West Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The children of HUGH ADKINS and MYRTLE SMITH are:

    1. NORMAN ADKINS, b. 1923, West Virginia.
    2. NATHAN ADKINS, b. 1926, West Virginia.
    3. ALICE ADKINS, b. 1927, West Virginia.







MARTHA JANE CONLEY, daughter of ISAAC CONLEY and RACHEL PENNINGTON, was born May 17, 1862 in Kentucky, died September 9, 1941 in Carter County, Kentucky, and was buried in Newell Cemetery in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky. She married MARION JEROME STAPLETON, son of JOHN STAPLETON and MARGARET SALYER, January 10, 1883 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in 1863 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died after 1940.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, James Harry Stapleton was born December 13, 1855 and and Pleasant Stapleton was born December 27, 1857 in Johnson County to John Stapleton and Margaret Salyer.

According to her death certificate, Martha Jane Conley Stapleton died September 2, 1941 in Carter County, Kentucky, from heart dropsy. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as May 17, 1862, her parents as Izak Conley (b. Magoffin County) and Rachel Conley (b. Magoffin County), the informant as Warnie Stapleton of Grahn, Kentucky, and the burial place as Newell Cemetery in Olive Hill.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Martha J. Stapleton died September 9, 1941 in Carter County at the age of 79. She was living in Carter County at the time of her death.

On page 63 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 12, 1860), John Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #432, he's a farm laborer, born in Virginia, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Margrett (born in Virginia, age 25), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 12), Martha (born in Kentucky, age 10), Kizzy (born in Kentucky, age 6), James (born in Kentucky, age 4), Pleasant (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Wm. Smith (born in Kentucky, age 4 months). In 1870 there is no William listed but Jerome is 10 years old. Jerome is Marion Jerome Stapleton that marries Martha and reports in the 1900 census that he was born in 1863. William Smith must have died before the 1870 census.

On page 22 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 25, 1870), John Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #148, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Margret (born in Virginia, age 32), Kizzy (female, born in Kentucky, age 17), James (born in Kentucky, age 14), Plesant (born in Kentucky, age 13), Jerome (born in Kentucky, age 10), John (born in Kentucky, age 6), Samantha (born in Kentucky, age 3), and George N. (born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 11 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1880), John Stableton is listed as the head of the household for house #59, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Margarett (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 50), Marion D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Samantha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), George M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4). They are living next to son Pleasant with son James living on the other side of him.

On page 45 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Jerome Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #316, he's a farmer, born in 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 18 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in May of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 36), Maudie (daughter, born in April of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Dela (daughter, born in February of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Mattie (daughter, born in May of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Bertha (daughter, born in September of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), May (daughter, born in March of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Sarah (daughter, born in September of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Gracie (daughter, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1). Martha's parents are in house #321.

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 184 (Ceredo) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated April 16, 1910), Marion Stapelton is listed as the head of the household for house #52, he's a team driver, born in Kentucky, parents born in West Virginia, married for 25 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, age 40), Della Stapelton (daughter, married, not working, born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child isn't living, age 22), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Grace (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Wanie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 66 (Pleasant Valley) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated January 26, 1920), Marion J. Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a foreman in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 55), Wyna C. (son, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Granville Medley (boarder, married, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, age 36).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 22-12 (Pleasant Valley) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Marion Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's working for a brickyard, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at age 22, and he's 65 years old. Also listed is Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 55).

On page 26 of the 1940 census for District 22-15 in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Gerome Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #184, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 76 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 77), Warren (son, married, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 35), Mettie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 32), Pauline (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Imogene (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), James T. (granddson, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lydia Mae (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Sarah Elizabeth (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Harlan Mack (granddson, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

    The children of MARTHA CONLEY and MARION STAPLETON are:

    1. MAUDE STAPLETON, b. April 1884, Kentucky.
    2. DELLA STAPLETON, b. February 1885, Kentucky.
    3. MATTIE STAPLETON, b. May 1887, Kentucky.
    4. BERTHA STAPLETON, b. September 1890, Kentucky.
    5. MAY STAPLETON, b. March 1893, Kentucky.
    6. SARAH STAPLETON, b. September 1896, Kentucky.
    7. GRACE STAPLETON, b. September 1898, Kentucky.
    8. WARNER CLAY "WARNIE" STAPLETON, b. May 26, 1903, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 4, 1997, Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky, m. METTIE GERTRUDE WILLIAMS.







WARREN CLAY "WARNIE" STAPLETON, son of MARTHA JANE CONLEY and MARION JEROME STAPLETON, was born May 26, 1903 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died November 4, 1997 in Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky. He married METTIE GERTRUDE WILLIAMS, daughter of MAHLON WILLIAMS and PERNIE E. GEE, February 14, 1930 in Carter County, Kentucky. She was born March 16, 1908 in Carter County, Kentucky, and died August 10, 1973 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Pernie E. Gee Williams died March 28, 1940 in rural Carter County, Kentucky, from a brain hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Fleming County, her birth date as September 4, 1878, her marital status as married, her husband as Mahlon Williams (age 68), her parents as A. D. Gee (b. Carter County) and Mettie Jane Abrams (b. Carter County), the informant as Mahlon Williams of Grahn, Kentucky, and the burial place as Grahn.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Warren Stapleton was born May 26, 1903, and died November 4, 1997 in Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Warren C. Stapleton died November 4, 1997 in Grahn, Carter County at the age of 94. He was living in Rowan County at the time of his death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mattie G. Stapleton died August 10, 1973 in Boyd County at the age of 75. She was living in Carter County at the time of her death.

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 44 (Pleasant Valley) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Mailon Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #61, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Perney (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 30), Bulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12) Jessee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), James D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Birdie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Mettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Allene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 month), and James Williams (father, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Pennsylvania, age 75). They are living 2 houses away from Pernie's parents, Anderson Dudley and Elizabeth J. Abrams Gee.

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 66 (Pleasant Valley) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated January 24, 1920), Mahlon Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #50, he's a clay miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Pernia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41), James D. (son, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, age 17), Bertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Aleen (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Harlan (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 16 of the 1930 census for District 22-12 (Pleasant Valley) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Waren Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #125, he's a molder in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 25 years old. Also listed is Mettie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 22). They are living next to Mettie's parents.

On page 26 of the 1940 census for District 22-15 in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Gerome Stapleton is listed as the head of the household for house #184, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 76 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 77), Warren (son, married, laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 35), Mettie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 32), Pauline (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Imogene (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), James T. (granddson, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lydia Mae (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Sarah Elizabeth (grandddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Harlan Mack (granddson, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

    The child of WARNIE STAPLETON and METTIE WILLIAMS is:

    1. IMOGENE STAPLETON, b. June 3, 1930, Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky, d. September 21, 1992, Rowan County, Kentucky, buried September 23, 1992, Newell Cemetery, Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky, m. PAUL HENDERSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Immogene Stapleton was born in Carter County to Mettie Williams.
    2. PAULINE STAPLETON, b. 1930, Carter County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Pauline Stapleton was born in Carter County to Mettie Williams.
    3. JAMES THOMAS STAPLETON, b. 1932, Carter County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James Thomas Stapleton was born in Carter County to Mettie G. Williams.
    4. LYDIA M. STAPLETON, b. 1934, Carter County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lyda M. Stapleton was born in Carter County to Mettie Williams.
    5. SARAH E. STAPLETON, b. 1936, Carter County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah E. Stapleton was born in Carter County to Mattie Williams.
    6. HARLAN A. STAPLETON, b. 1939, Carter County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harlen A. Stapleton was born in Carter County to Mattie Williams.







IMOGENE STAPLETON, daughter of WARNER CLAY "WARNIE" STAPLETON and MATTIE GERTRUDE WILLIAMS, was born June 3, 1930 in Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky, died September 21, 1992 in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was buried September 23, 1992 at Newell Cemetery, Grahn, Carter County, Kentucky. She married PAUL HENDERSON. He died in 1964.

    The children of IMOGENE STAPLETON and PAUL HENDERSON are:

    1. CHARLES HENDERSON.
    2. PAUL HENDERSON.







VIRGIE ALICE "ALICE" JENKINS, daughter of MARY E. CONLEY and JASPER JENKINS, was born September 25, 1891 in Kentucky, died March 6, 1936 in Arnett, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Montgomery Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married CHARLES HELTON, son of SAMUEL HELTON and ELIZA MONTGOMERY, about 1910. He was born in September of 1861 in Kentucky. Charles Helton married (1) DRUCILLA MONTGOMERY. Charles married (2) JOSEPHINE RISNER, daughter of REUBEN RISNER and SINA MARIAH CRACE, June 13, 1889 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in October of 1869 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died before 1910.

Notes: Charles Helton was the brother of Celia Helton.

Josephine Risner was the brother of William Filmore Risner. Their family can be found on pages 7 & 8 of the 1880 census for District 64 (Precinct 2 - Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

In the 1910 census Charley is found widowed and living with his 3 children and Alice is found single and living with her parents. In 1920 they're married but there are also children that were born in 1907 and 1908. It's unknown the parentage of these children but they will be listed here as the children of Charley and Alice.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Charley Helton married Josephine Risner on June 13, 1889 in Magoffin County at the home of Reuben Risner. The witnesses were Archibald Risner and George Helton, and the minister was I. C. Howard.

According to her death certificate, Virgie Alice Jenkins Helton died March 6, 1936 in Arnett, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from unknown causes, but she had bronchial pneumonia when she died. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed Kentucky, her birth date as September 25, 1891, her maritial status as married, her husband as Charlie Helton, her parents as Jasper Jenkins (b. Kentucky) and Mary E. Conley (b. Kentucky), and the burial place as Montgomery Cemetery.

On page 6 of the 1880 census for District 64 (Precinct 2 - Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1880), Sam Healton is listed as the head of the household for house #244, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Lewisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 49), Lettie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), Charley (son, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 20), French (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Ceilie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and George (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 18 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), Charley Helton is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a farmer, born in September of 1861 in Kentucky, father born in East Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Josephine (wife, born in October of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 30), Shurman (son, born in May of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Dove (daughter, born in August of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), German (son, born in December of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), Samuel (father, born in April of 1829 in East Virginia, parents born in East Virginia, married for 55 years, age 71), and Eliza Helton (mother, born in April of 1831 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 55 years, she's given birth to 13 children and 10 are still living, age 69).

On page 8 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Charley Helton is listed as the head of the household for house #72, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Hetton (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dove (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Jerman (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 22 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Charley Helton is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), German (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Anna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Kearney (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 5 months). They are living next to Charley's son Sherman.

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Charley Helton is listed as the head of the household for house #9, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 39), Kernie (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Corbit (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Oakley (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 month). They are living close to daughter Dove and son Jerman.

On pages 1 & 2 of the 1940 census for District 77-4B in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Sherman Helton is listed as the head of the household for house #8, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mae (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, no formal education, age 22), Bettie J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Ina N. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Charley Helton (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 79).

    The children of CHARLEY HELTON and JOSEPHINE RISNER are:

    1. SHERMAN HELTON, b. May 1892, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) DELLA (unknown last name). She was b. 1894 in Kentucky. He m. (2) MAE (unknown last name). She was b. 1918, Kentucky.
    2. DOVE HELTON, b. August 11, 1894, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    3. GERMAN HELTON, b. December 20, 1897, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. June 12, 1972, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, buried in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, m. MAUDE MONTGOMERY.

    The children of ALICE JENKINS and CHARLEY HELTON are:

    1. ANNA HELTON, b. June 9, 1905 in Kentucky, and died May 30, 1971 in Cisco, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. LESTER FRANCIS.
    2. MOLLIE HELTON, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    3. KERNIE HELTON, b. June 19, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kernie Helton was born June 19, 1913 in Magoffin County to Alice Jenkins.
    4. CHARLES HELTON, b. January 4, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles Helton was born January 4, 1915 in Magoffin County to Alice Jenkins.
    5. MARY L. HELTON, b. June 23, 1916, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. October 14, 1997, Clark County, Ohio, m. CLAUDE MONTGOMERY.
    6. CORBIT HELTON, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Corbet Helton was born in Magoffin County to Alice Jenkins.
    7. OAKLEY HELTON, b. 1930, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Oakley Helton was born in Magoffin County to Alice Jenkins.







MILLIE LIZA PENNINGTON, daughter of SARAH J. CONLEY and ABNER PENNINGTON, was born in August of 1888 in Kentucky, and died July 17, 1962 in Pax, Fayette County, West Virginia. She married (1) MAT DEAL, son of STEVE DEAL and KATHRYN (unknown last name), about 1901. He was born April 18, 1879 in Kentucky, died May 11, 1966 in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, and is buried in Pax Community Cemetery in Pax, Fayette County, West Virginia. She married (2) ALBERT FRY about 1908. He was born about 1886 in West Virginia. She married (3) MAT DEAL.

Notes: According to West Virginia death record transcripts, Millie Deal died July 17, 1962 in Pax, Fayette Conley, West Virginia. Her mother's name is listed as Sarah Holley.

According to his obituary, Matt Deal (age 87), was a retired miner and a resident of Long Branch at the time of his death. He was born April 18, 1879 in Kentucky, died on a Wednesday in Beckley Hospital, and was buried in Pax Community Cemetery. He was survived by 4 sons, Allie Deal (of Long Branch), Steve Deal (Long Branch), Abbie Deal (Pax), and Oscar Deal (Beckley); 4 daughters, Mrs. Grace Thurmond (Long Branch), Mrs. Sarah Ewings (Maynor), Mrs. Julia Simms (Willis Branch), and Mrs. Gladys Williams (Pax); 1 half-brother, John Mauck (Michigan); 29 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, Matt Deal was born about 1881, and died May 11, 1966 in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virgniia, at the age of 85. He was a retired miner, widowed, and his parents are listed as Steve and Kathryn Deal.

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 192 (Stonewall) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated April 20, 1910), Abert Fry [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #15, he's a laborer, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, 1st marriage, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 2 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 25), Allie Deal (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Abby Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 5), and Grace Fry (daughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, age 1).

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 96 (Moundsville) in Marshall County, West Virginia (dated April 19, 1910), there is a Mat Deal that's found a prisoner in West Virginia Penitentiary. He works a sewing machine in a pants factory, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 10 years, and he's 25 years old.

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Mahan) in Fayette County, West Virginia (dated January 7, 1920), Mat Deal is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Milly Deal (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Ally Deal (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Abby Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Gracie Deal (daughter, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Sarah Deal (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Stevie Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), Oscar Deal (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months), and Leander Conly (boarder, single, farmer, born Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 10-17 (Fayetteville) in Fayette County, West Virginia (dated April 11, 1930), Mat Deal is listed as the head of the household for house #227, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 13, age 44), Allie (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Steve (son, born in West Virginia, age 13), Oscar (son, born in West Virginia, age 12), Julia (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 10), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Gracie Deal (daughter, married, not working, born in West Virginia, first married at 18, age 21).

On page 27 of the 1940 census for District 10-23 (Fayetteville) in Fayette County, West Virginia (dated May 7, 1940), Mat Deal is listed as the head of the household for house #218, he loads coal in the mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 66), Allie (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 39), Steve P. (son, single, new worker, born in West Virginia, 4th grade education, age 24), Oscar E. (son, single, new worker, born in West Virginia, 5th grade education, age 21), Julia (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 20), and Gladis M. (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 18).

    The children of MILLIE PENNINGTON and MAT DEAL are:

    1. ALLIE DEAL, b. 1902, Kentucky.
    2. ABBY DEAL, b. 1905, West Virginia.

    The child of MILLIE PENNINGTON and ALBERT FRY is:

    1. GRACE FRY, b. 1909, West Virginia, m. (unknown first name) THURMOND.

    The children of MILLIE PENNINGTON and MAT DEAL are:

    1. SARAH DEAL, b. November 4, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) EWING.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah Deal was born November 4, 1913 in Johnson County to Millie Pennington.
    2. STEVE P. DEAL, b. 1916, West Virginia.
    3. OSCAR E. DEAL, b. 1918, West Virginia.
    4. JULIA DEAL, b. 1920, West Virginia, m. (unknown first name) SIMMS.
    5. GLADYS M. DEAL, b. 1922, Martin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WILLIAMS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah Deal was born in Martin County to Millie Pennington.







OSCAR JENKINS, son of MARY E. CONLEY and JASPER JENKINS, was born April 2, 1893 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 11, 1971 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. He married VADA COFFEE, daughter of WILLIAM MASON COFFEE and SERREPTA PRATER, February 25, 1915 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born April 1, 1898 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 10, 1974 in Jamestown, Greene County, Kentucky.

Notes: Vada Coffee was the sister of Bruce Coffee and Frank F. Coffee.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Oscar Jenkins was born April 2, 1893, and died in October of 1971. He received his Social Security card in 1955/56 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Oscar Jenkins died October 11, 1971 in Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Greene County, at the age of 78. He was married at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Vada Jenkins was born April 1, 1898, and died in October of 1974. Her last place of residence was in Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Vada C. Jenkins died October 10, 1974 in Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Green County, at the age of 76. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On pages 22 & 23 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), Mason Coffee is listed as the head of the household for house #192, he's a farmer, born in July of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Sarepta (wife, born in July of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 36), Bruce (son, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Frank (son, born in April of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Balard (son, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Nora (daughter, born in February of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Cora (daughter, born in November of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Minnie (daughter, born in April of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Paulina (daughter, born in April of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Morton (son, born in April of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), and Vada (daughter, born in April of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), William M. Coffee is listed as the head of the household for house #104, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 30 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Sarepta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 8 are still living, age 47), Morton (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Vada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 27 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 19, 1920), Oscar Jenkins is listed as the head of the household for house #237, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Vada (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), Holly (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age [hard to read, but less than a year]).

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Oscar Jenkins is listed as the head of the household for house #71, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Vada (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 35), Hollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Georgia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Curtis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 2 months), and Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months). They are living close to Oscar's widowed mother.

On page 35 of the 1940 census for District 12-15 (Mad River) in Clark County, Ohio (dated May 13, 1940), Oscar Jenkins is listed as the head of the household for house #347, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Vada (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 42), Hazel (daughter, single, stripper for a figar company [sic], 8th grade education, age 21), Georgia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Curtiss (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), James D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Billy G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Carol G. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 2), and Regina L. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 3 months).

    The children of OSCAR JENKINS and VADA COFFEE are:

    1. HOLLIE JENKINS, b. December 15, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hollie Jenkins was born December 15, 1915 in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    2. HAZEL JENKINS, b. 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hazle Jenkins was born in 1919 in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    3. GEORGIA JENKINS, b. 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Georgie Jenkins was born in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    4. OLLIE JENKINS, b. 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Allie Jenkins was born in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    5. CURTIS JENKINS, b. 1926, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chris Jenkins was born in 1926 in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    6. MINNIE JENKINS, b. 1928, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Minnie Jenkins was born in 1928 in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    7. MARY S. JENKINS, b. 1930, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary S. Jenkins was born in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    8. JAMES D. JENKINS, b. 1932, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James D. Jenkins was born in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    9. BILLY G. JENKINS, b. 1935, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billie G. Jenkins was born in Magoffin County to Vada Coffee.
    10. CAROL G. JENKINS, b. 1938, Ohio.
    11. REGINA L. JENKINS, b. 1939, Ohio.







CALLIE JENKINS, daughter of MARY E. CONLEY and JASPER JENKINS, was born March 2, 1898 in Kentucky, and died October 1, 1967 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married SHERMAN MONTGOMERY, son of BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY and ELIZA JANE COFFEE. He was born August 5, 1886 in Ever, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died July 30, 1946 in Plutarch, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Prater Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Sherman Montgomery was the brother of Loranzo Dow Montgomery and John M. Montgomery.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Benjamin Montgomery married Eliza Jane Coffee on January 6, 1874 in Magoffin County at the home of Clarinda Montgomery. The witnesses were Clarinda Montgomery and Mason Kennard, and the minister was W. I. Coffee.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Callie Montgomery was born March 2, 1898, and died October 15, 1967. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Callie Montgomery died October 1, 1967 in Johnson County at the age of 69.

According to his death certificate, Sherman Montgomery died July 30, 1946 in Plutarch from a cerebral hemmorage and senility. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as August 5, 1886, his marital status as married, his wife as Callie Montgomery, his parents as Ben Montgomery (b. Magoffin County) and Liza Prater (b. Magoffin County), and the informant as Beckham Jenkins of Plutarch.

On page 21 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Ben Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #176, he's a farmer, born in May of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in January of 1851 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 49), Loranzo D. (son, single, farm laborer, born in May of 1876 in Kentucky, age 24), John M. (son, born in November of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), James A. (son, born in March of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Shurman (son, born in June of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Linza (son, born in July of 1893 in Kentucy, age 7), Nancy Adkins (daughter, born in January of 1879 in Kentucky, married for 2 months, no children, age 21), Edmond Adkins (son-in-law, farmer, born in November of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 months, age 24), and Margaret B. Montgomery (mother, single, born in March of 1816 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 84).

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), Benjamin Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 36 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Eliza J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 58), James A. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Sherman (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Linzie (son, born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Sherman Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #73, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Callie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Mary Jenkins (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 60), Minnie Jenkins (sister-in-law, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), and Emma Franklin (boarder, no relation, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 77-4B in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Sherman Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #9, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Callie (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 42), Normal L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Ashton Montgomery (brother, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 55).

    The children of CALLIE JENKINS and SHERMAN MONTGOMERY are:

    1. OPAL MONTGOMERY, b. 1930, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Opel Montgomery was born in 1930 in Magoffin County to Callie Jenkins.
    2. NORMAL L. MONTGOMERY, b. 1934, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Narmal L. Montgomery was born in Magoffin County to Callie Jenkins.







LEANDER CONLEY, son of ISAAC CONLEY and RACHEL PENNINGTON, was born April 27, 1875 in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 7, 1949 in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Borders Cemetery in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LAURA JANE LYONS, daughter of JOHN W. LYONS and PHOEBE BOWEN, about 1901. She was born July 28, 1886 in Kentucky, and died March 8, 1974 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Pheba Bowens Lyons died November 7, 1918 in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, from influenza and pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, Kentucky, her birthdate as 1851, her age as 67, her marital status as widowed, her father as Henry Bowens [Henry Bowen] (b. Lawrence County), the informant as Leander Conley of Thealka, Kentucky, and the burial place as Lawrence County.

When Leander Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner working for the North East Coal Company in Thealka, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Laura Conley of Thealka, and that he was born April 29, 1875. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had gray eyes and dark-colored hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to his death certificate, Leander Conley died January 7, 1949 in Lowmansville from an enlarged heart due to hard work. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as April 27, 1875, his marital status as married, his occupation as a miner, his parents as Issac Conley and Rachel Pennington, and the informant as Walter Skaggs.

According to his obituary, Leander Conley (age 73), son of Isaac and Rachel Pennington Conley, was a lifetime resident of Lowmansville. He died January 7, 1949 at home from a heart attack, and was buried in Borders Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Laura Conley; 3 sons, Charlie Conley (of Lowmansville), Burns Conley (Lowmansville), and Rudolph Conley (Columbus, Ohio); 5 daughters, Mrs. Claude Johnson (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. Alma Brown (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. Walter Skaggs (Lowmansville), Mrs. Bert Daniel (Lowmansville), and Mrs. Ishmel Skaggs (Black Lick, Ohio); several grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Laura J. Conley was born July 28, 1886, and died March 15, 1974. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Laura J. Conley died March 8, 1974 in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 87. She was widowed and living in Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, at the time of her death.

On page 32 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Georges Creek) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), John Lyons is listed as the head of the household for house #266, he's a farmer, his birthplace, month, and year are blank, and he's married for 1 year. Also listed are Pheba (wife, born in July of 1851 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother's birthplace is blank, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 48), and Laura J. (daughter, born in July of 1886 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 79 (Mingo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Leander Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 23), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Charlie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Frank Lyons (brother-in-law, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Gracie Lyons (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and William M. Lyons (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 31 (Muddy Branch) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 12, 1920), Leander Connally is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Alma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Burns (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Nellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 64-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Laney Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 48), Burns (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Nellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Sherley (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Julia May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Randolph (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month).

On page 31 of the 1940 census for District 64-8 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Leander Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #264, he's a laborer for the road construction project, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Lawrence County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 55), Shirley (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Julia Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Rudolph (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of LEANDER CONLEY and LAURA LYONS are:

    1. MARY KATHERINE CONLEY, b. June 28, 1902, Kentucky, d. December 8, 1982, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (1) JACOB SEVERT, m. (2) CLAUDE JOHNSON.
    2. CHARLEY CONLEY, b. April 26, 1904, London, Madison County, Ohio, d. September 11, 1971, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Lowmansville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. BEULAH BROWN.
    3. ALMA CONLEY, b. March 12, 1912, Lowmansville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. March 2, 1988, Columbus, Franklin County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) BLANTON (2) (unknown first name) BROWN, m. (3) (unknown first name) DAVIS.
    4. BURNS CONLEY, b. May 14, 1913, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. May 6, 1988, Franklin County, Ohio, m. HAZEL BOYD.
    5. NELLIE CONLEY, b. December 17, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 6, 1978, Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WALTER SKAGGS.
    6. SHIRLEY CONLEY, b. June 28, 1920, Drift, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. January 4, 1992, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in River, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) BERT DANIELS, m. (2) FARLIN SPARKS.
    7. JULIA MAE CONLEY, b. 1924, Kentucky, m. ISHMAEL SKAGGS.
    8. RUDOLPH CONLEY, b. March 2, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 5, 1989, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARIE MCKENZIE.







MARY L. HELTON, daughter of VIRGIE ALICE "ALICE" JENKINS and CHARLES HELTON, was born June 23, 1916 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died October 14, 1997 in Clark County, Ohio. She married CLAUDE MONTGOMERY, son of BRUCE MONTGOMERY and DELPHA J. JENKINS. He was born October 27, 1912 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died Decmeber 2, 1972 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

Notes: Bruce Montgomery was the brother of Maranda Montgomery.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary L. Helton was born June 28, 1916 in Magoffin County to Alice Jenkins.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Claude Montgomery was born October 27, 1912 in Magoffin County to Delpha Jenkins.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Mary Helton Montgomery was born June 23, 1916 in Kentucky, and died October 14, 1997 at home in Clark County, Ohio at the age of 81. Her father's surname is listed as Helton and her mother's maiden name as Jenkins. Mary was a dietitian and was widowed at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Claude Montgomery was born October 27, 1912, and died in December of 1972. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Claude Montgomery died December 2, 1972 in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Clark County, at the age of 60. He was married at the time of his death.

On page 28 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Bruce Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #245, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Delpha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Claud (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Gladdis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Eurie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 11 months), and Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months). They are living 2 houses away from Claude's future wife's grandmother, Mary Conley Jenkins.

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Bruce Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #81, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Delcie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 35), Claudie (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Gladis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Urie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Johnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), James H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 4 months), Maxine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 2 months), Maranda Daniels (sister, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 47), Ethel Daniels (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), and Emma Daniels (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 8 of the 1940 census for District 77-6B in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1940), Claudie Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #59, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 23), Wayne (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Loretta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Dorley [hard to read] Helton (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    The child of MARY HELTON and (unknown) is:

    1. DORLEY HELTON, b. 1931, Kentucky.

    The children of MARY HELTON and CLAUDE MONTGOMERY are:

    1. WAYNE MONTGOMERY, b. 1937, Kentucky.
    2. LORETTA MONTGOMERY, b. 1939, Kentucky.







BURNS CONLEY, son of LEANDER CONLEY and LAURA JANE LYONS, was born May 14, 1913 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, and died May 6, 1988 in Franklin County, Ohio. He married HAZEL BOYD, daughter of JOHN BOYD and PARLEE WILLIAMSON, March 16, 1935. She was born June 22, 1918 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, and died May 21, 2001 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Burns Conley was born May 14, 1913 in Lawrence County to Laura Lyons.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hazel Boyd was born June 22, 1918 in Lawrence County to Parlee Williamson.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Burns Conley was born May 14, 1913, and died May 6, 1988. He recieved his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Burns Conley died May 6, 1988 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 74. He was a coal miner and was married at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Hazel B. Conley was born June 22, 1918, and died May 21, 2001. She recieved her Social Security card in 1955-56 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Hazel Boyd Conley was born June 22, 1918 in Kentucky, and died May 21, 2001 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Franklin County, at the age of 82. Her father's surname is listed as Boyd, her mother's maiden name as Williams, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 137 (Gambill) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), John Boyd is listed as the head of the household for house #172, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Parlee (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34), Richard (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Roberta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Madie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 8 months).

On pages 8 & 9 of the 1930 census for District 64-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 9 & 10, 1930), John Boyd is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at age 20, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Parlee (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 45), Aldia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Madie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Alva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Arudrey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 1 month).

On page 26 of the 1940 census for District 58-13 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1940), Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #194, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Floyd County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Hazel (wife, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Floyd County in 1935, 5th grade education, age 21), and Burns Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

    The children of BURNS CONLEY and HAZEL BOYD are:

    1. BURNS CONLEY JR., b. January 18, 1936, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. January 2, 1978, River, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in River, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EDITH HAYES.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Burns Conley Jr. (age 41), son of Burns Conley Sr. and Hazel Boyd Conley, was born January 18, 1936 in Floyd County, died January 2, 1978 at home in River after an extended illness, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in River. He was survived by his parents; his wife, Edith Hayes Conley; 2 daughters, O'Shara Lynn Conley (at home) and Anita Faye Conley (at home); 1 brother, Charles Robert Conley (Grove City, Ohio); and 2 sisters, Mildred Wiley (Grove City) and Kathy Branch (Grove City). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. MILDRED L. CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WILEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mildred L. Conley was born in Johnson County to Hazel Boyd.
    3. CHARLES ROBERT CONLEY, b. Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles R. Conley was born in Lawrence County to Hazel Boyd.
    4. KATHY CONLEY, m. (unknown first name) BRANCH.







SHIRLEY CONLEY, daughter of LEANDER CONLEY and LAURA JANE LYONS, was born June 28, 1920 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died January 4, 1992 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Daniels Cemetery in River, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) BERT DANIELS, son of WILLIAM L. DANIELS and AMANDA ELIZABETH BROOKS, about 1942 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 15, 1918 in Nippa, Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 13, 1965 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Daniels Cemetery in Lowmansville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) FARLIN SPARKS, son of ARLIE EDMUND SPARKS and MAE WARD. He was born December 14, 1926 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died February 7, 2002 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Sparks Cemetery in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirley Conley was born June 28, 1920 in Floyd County to Laura Lyons.

According to her obituary, Shirley Conley Sparks (age 71), daughter of Leander and Laura Conley, was a cafeteria worker at Mayo State Vocational School. She was born June 28, 1920 in Lawrence County, died January 4, 1992 at home in Louisa, and was buried in Daniels Cemetery in River. She was survived by her husband, Farlin Sparks; 3 daughters, Ella Francis Ratliff (of Paintsville), Beatrice Ball (Louisa, Kentucky), and Virginia Mae Daniels (Louisa, Kentucky); 1 sister, Judy Skaggs (Reynoldsburg, Ohio); 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Shirley Sparks was born June 28, 1920, and died January 4, 1992.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Shirley D. Sparks died January 4, 1992 in Lawrence County at the age of 71.

Bert Daniels obituary: (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

     "Fire believed to have originated with a cigarette brought death to a Paintsville man on Saturday. Bert Daniels, 47, died shortly after he was rescued from his burning home here. The coronerís report attributed the cause of death to second- and third-degree burns and to suffocation. Indications are that the fire began in a couch on which Daniels had been sleeping. The victim apparently had aroused sufficiently to make his way to the back door of the house, which was locked when firemen arrived. Apparently, he had been unable to open the door and collapsed on the kitchen floor. A call by a neighbor had summoned Fire Chief Lee Howard Jr., to the home, which is located on Mill Street behind the Mayo State Vocational School. Chief Howard promptly turned in an alarm which brought a 17-man force to the scene. Indications were that the fire had possibly been building up for as much as two hours before it became evident from outside the house. Prompt action by City and volunteer fire fighters confined the fire to one room and a ceiling, and had flames extinguished in a matter of minutes. Smoke continued to be a problem for a short time, however, as did the rumor that there were others in the home in addition to Mr. Daniels. A thorough search of the home quickly determined that there were no other persons involved. The five-room house was heavily damaged. Chief Howard commended the members of the volunteer squad for their promptness in responding to the urgent call, which went out at 3:45 Saturday afternoon. Both City fire trucks were on the scene in a matter of minutes. Mr. Daniels, a former coal operator, had been a member of Chandlersville Lodge 858 F&AM. He was born January 15, 1918, a son of the late Willie L. and Elizabeth Brooks Daniels. Services were held for the victim on Monday at the Lowmansville United Baptist Church, by Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby. Burial was in the Daniels Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Conley Daniels; and four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Mae Daniels and Mrs. Ella Francis Ratliff of Paintsville, Mrs. Beatrice Lee Ball of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Wilma Jo Collins of Drift. Six sisters also survive: Mrs. Luty Castle of Lowmansville, Mrs. Edith Walters of Paintsville, Mrs. Alka Grimm of Thealka, Mrs. Luke Adams of Kingston, Ohio; Mrs. Ruby King and Mrs. Dorothy Crane, both of Columbus. Roy Daniels of Sitka and Ray Daniels of Lowmansville, brothers of the victims, also are survivors." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bert Daniels died February 13, 1965 in Johnson County at the age of 46.

According to his obituary, Farlin Sparks (age 75), son of the late Arlie Edmund and Mae Ward Sparks, was born December 14, 1926 in Lawrence County, died February 7, 2002 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, and was buried in Sparks Family Cemetery in Louisa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Conley Sparks. He was survived by 1 son, Kenneth Howard Sparks (of Greenup, Kentucky); 3 daughters, Charlotte Katheryn Barton (Greenup), Virginia Daniel (Louisa), and Ella Ratliff (Paintsville); 1 step-daughter, Beatrice Ball (Louisa); 3 brothers, Cody Sparks (Thelma, Kentucky), Jack Sparks (Lowmansville), and Jim Sparks (Thelma, Kentucky); and 3 sisters, Bonnie Miller (Louisa), Mary Lyons (River, Kentucky), and Ella Sparks (Van Lear, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On pages 5 & 6 of the 1930 census for District 58-11 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), W. L. Daniel is listed as the head of the household for family #48 [the houses aren't numbered], he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 46), Luka [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Bert (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Edith (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ruby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), 5), Ray (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 21 age 21), Cynthia (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 17). There are 2 Rays listed. One of them must be Roy but which one is unknown.

    The children of SHIRLEY CONLEY and BERT DANIELS are:

    1. WILMA JO DANIELS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) COLLINS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wilma J. Daniels was born in Johnson County to Shirley Conley.
    2. VIRGINIA MAE DANIELS.
    3. ELLA FRANCIS DANIELS, b. October 31, 1946, d. October 10, 2009, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROY RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Ella Francis Daniels Ratliff (age 62), daughter of Burt and Shirley Conley Daniels of Lowmansville, was a retired health care nurse. She was born October 31, 1946, died October 10, 2009 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in May Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by her husband, Roy Ratliff; 1 son, Bobby Ratliff (of Farmington, Georgia); 2 daughters, Royce Ann Daniels (Louisa, Kentucky) and Victoria Hughes (Paintsville); 1 sister, Jennie Daniels; 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. BEATRICE LEE DANIELS, m. (unknown first name) BALL.







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