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MATHEW LEE SPARKS, son of MARY CONLEY and HENRY SPARKS, was born in March of 1873 in Kentucky, and died about 1926. He married (1) GEORGEANN MAY, March 31, 1893 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in January of 1877 in Kentucky. He married (2) LUCINDA LEMASTER, daughter of SARAH EMILY CONLEY and RANSOM L. LEMASTER, about 1917. She was born March 21, 1878 in Kentucky, died February 24, 1939 in Conley, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lee Sparks married George Ana May on March 31, 1893 in Magoffin County at the home of Samuel May. The witnesses were J. D. Conley and Milton Tackett, and the minister was S. M. Whitt.

According to her death certificate, Lucinda Lemaster Sparks died February 24, 1939 in Conley from lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 21, 1878, her marital status as widow, her parents as Rance Lemaster (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Conley (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Green Lemaster of Salyersville, Kentucky.

On page 47 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1900), Mathew Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #407, he's a day laborer, born in March of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Georgann (wife, born in January of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 23), Minnie (daughter, born in December of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), Edward (son, born in August of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Ellis (son, born in June of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Kelley (son, born in July of 1899 in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Lee Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #61, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Lucinda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Kelly (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Dicy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Dona (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months).

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Cinda Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #138, she's a farmer, married [mistake], born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 40, and she's 53 years old. Also listed are Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Dona (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11).

    The children of MATHEW SPARKS and GEORGEANN MAY are:

    1. MINNIE MARSHIE "MARSHIE" SPARKS, b. December 24, 1894, Kentucky, d. March 23, 1978, Clermont County, Ohio, m. (1) DENNIS CRACE, m. (2) THOMAS CHRISTOPHER HENIZE.
    2. EDWARD SPARKS, b. August 3, 1895, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 12, 1971, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MAE CONLEY.
    3. ELLIS SPARKS, b. June 13, 1898, Kentucky, d. July 1973, Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) TERRIE E. JACKSON, m. (2) FANNY ADAMS, m. (3) ELSIE GIPSON.
    4. KELLY SPARKS, b. July 1899, Kentucky.
    5. BUNIS SPARKS.
      Notes: According to Michele Linder, Marshie Sparks' granddaughter, Bunis Sparks died fairly young from scarlet fever.
    6. BERTHA SPARKS, b. 1906, Kentucky.
    7. ELIZABETH SPARKS, b. February 27, 1907, Kentucky, d. July 3, 1996, Huber Heights, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. JESSE POWELL KAZEE.
    8. DICIE SPARKS, b. 1909, Kentucky, m. (1) LEROY LEE, m. (2) (unknown first name) HAMPTON.

    The children of MATHEW SPARKS and LUCINDA LEMASTER are:

    1. VIRGIL SPARKS, b. January 7, 1917, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Virgil Sparks was born January 7, 1917 in Magoffin County to Loucinda Lemaste.
    2. DONA SPARKS, b. June 18, 1918, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Don Sparks was born June 18, 1918 in Magoffin County to Lou Lemaster.

    (This information comes from Michele Linder and other sources)







JOSEPHINE SPARKS, daughter of MARY CONLEY and HENRY SPARKS, was born in April of 1879 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died May 12, 1948 in Cottle, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cottle, Morgan County, Kentucky. She married GENERAL JACKSON SHAVER, son of BENJAMIN F. SHAVERS and WESTINA TACKETT. He was born September 5, 1876 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died October 30, 1951 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Day Cemetery in Cottle, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Jack Shaver's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 11, 1918 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Lenox, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Jose Shaver of Lenox, and that he was born September 5, 1876. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had black eyes and black hair.

According to her death certificate, Josephine Shaver died May 12, 1948 in Cottle from congestive heart failure due to chronic hypertensive heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as September 5 [no year], her age as 72, her marital status as married, her husband as Jack Shaver, her parents as Henry Sparks (b. Salyersville) and Minnie Sparks (b. Magoffin County), and the informant as Jim Shaver of Osborn, Ohio.

According to his death certificate, General Jackson Shaver died October 30, 1951 in West Liberty from congestive heart failure. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as September 1876, his marital status as widower, his parents as Bee Shavers and West Tackett, and the informant as Mrs. Earl Shaver.

On page 42 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Genl Jackson Shavers is listed as the head of the household for house #362, he's a farm laborer, born in September of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Josephine (wife, born in April of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 21), Frank (son, born in March of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), and James (son, born in July of 1899 in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), Jackson Shavers is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Josie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 32), Frank (son, born iin Kentucky, age 13), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Rufus (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Raleigh (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Berlie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and David May (boarder, single, farm hand, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21). Jackson's parents are in house #33.

On page 29 of the 1920 census for District 197 (West Liberty) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 30, 1920), Jack Shaver is listed as the head of the household for house #280, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Josephine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), Jim (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Rufus (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Raleigh (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Burley (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Dolly (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Daisey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 88-17 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Jack Shaver is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Jossie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 50), Daisie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    The children of JOSIE SPARKS and JACK SHAVER are:

    1. LEVI FRANKLIN "FRANK" SHAVER, b. March 7, 1897, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 23, 1977, Fayette County, Kentucky, m. CARRIE MAE JOHNSON.
    2. JAMES E. SHAVER, b. July 14, 1899, Kentucky, d. July 15, 1970, Clark County, Ohio.
    3. RUFUS SHAVER, b. September 10, 1902, Kentucky, d. August 27, 1975, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, m. MALISIE A. HURLEY.
    4. RALEIGH SHAVER, b. March 7, 1903, Kentucky, d. October 22, 1993, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, m. JOANNE MAUDE TEMPLETON.
    5. BURLEY SHAVER, b. 1905, Kentucky.
    6. DOLLY SHAVER, b. September 1, 1913, Kentucky, d. August 11, 1924, Lenox, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Day Cemetery, Cottle, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Dolly Shaver died August 11, 1924 in Lenox from tuberculosis of the bowels. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as September 1, 1913, her parents as Jack Shaver (b. Kentucky) and Josie Sparks (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Jack Shaver of Lenox, Kentucky.
    7. DAISY SHAVER, b. March 23, 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Daisy Shaver was born March 23, 1914 in Magoffin County to Jocie Sharps.
    8. JACK SHAVER, b. December 25, 1915, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 25, 1915, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Cyrus, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jack Shaver was born December 25, 1915 in Magoffin County to Josey Sparks.
      According to his death certificate, Jack Shaver was stillborn in State Road Fork on December 25, 1915.
    9. MINNIE SHAVER, b. May 30, 1917, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Minnie Shaver was born May 30, 1917 in Morgan County to Josie Sparks.
    10. EARL SHAVER, b. March 26, 1919, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earl Shaver was born March 26, 1919 in Morgan County to Josie Sparks.
    11. EDNA B. SHAVER, b. 1921, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna B. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Jocie Sparks.







ADAM CASH SPARKS, son of DANIEL W. SPARKS and MINNIE LOU CRACE, was born October 27, 1899 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married OPAL (unknown last name).

Notes: Information on Adam Sparks can be found on page 209 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

When Adam Cash Sparks' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a coal miner for The Consolidation Coal Co. in Van Lear, Johnson County, that his nearest relative was "Dan Sparks - Father" of Van Lear, and that he was born October 22, 1900. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had gray eyes and brown hair.

When Adam Cash Sparks' World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 17, 1942 in Charleson, Kanawha County, West Virginia, he stated that he worked for Koppers Coal Co. in Wharton, West Virginia, that his closest relative was Mrs. Opal Sparks of Wharton, and that he was born October 27, 1896 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was found to be 6 feet 1 1/2 inches tall, he weighed 180 pounds, and he had blue eyes, gray hair, and a light complexion.

On page 28 of the 1930 census for District 2 (Crook) in Boone County, West Virginia (dated April 15, 1930), Cash Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #249, he's a coal miner, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Jake S. Harrold (boarder, single, coal miner, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, age 29), and James Summerville (boarder, married, coal miner, born in West Virginia, parents born in West Virginia, first married at 20, age 45).







GLADYS SPARKS, daughter of DANIEL W. SPARKS and MINNIE LOU CRACE, was born October 1, 1901 in Kentucky, and died April 19, 1967. She married PETER PARADISE. He was born February 15, 1892 in Greece, and died about 1963.

Notes: On page 17 of the 1930 census for District 3-76 (Election) in Baltimore County, Maryland (dated April 22, 1930), Pete Paradise is listed as the head of the household for house #149, he's working in a tin mill, born in Greece, parents born in Greece, first married at age 20, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Gladys (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 27), George (son, born in West Virginia, father born in Greece, mother born in Kentucky, age 10), Mike (son, born in West Virginia, father born in Greece, mother born in Kentucky, age 7), Irene (daughter, born in Maryland, father born in Greece, mother born in Kentucky, age 3 years 8 months), Anna (daughter, born in Maryland, father born in Greece, mother born in Kentucky, age 2), Mike Kondilas (boarder, widowed, tin mill worker, born in Greece, parents born in Greece, age 38), and Steve Paradise (son, born in Maryland, father born in Greece, mother born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

    The children of GLADYS SPARKS and PETER PARADISE are:

    1. GEORGE PARADISE, b. 1920, West Virginia.
    2. MIKE PARADISE, b. 1923, West Virginia.
    3. IRENE PARADISE, b. 1926, Maryland.
    4. ANNA PARADISE, b. 1928, Maryland.
    5. STEVE PARADISE, b. 1929, Maryland.







RUFUS SPARKS, son of DANIEL W. SPARKS and MINNIE LOU CRACE, was born October 16, 1905 in Kentucky, and died June 11, 1974 in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married GYPSY (unknown last name) about 1926. She was born about 1908 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Rufus Sparks was born October 16, 1905, and died in June of 1974. His last place of residence was in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rufus Sparks died June 11, 1974 in Johnson County at the age of 68.

On page 5 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Rufus Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #33, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Gypsy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 22), Dan Sparks (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 56), and Henry Sparks (brother, janitor in a recreation building, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).







ANDERSON PRESTON CONLEY, son of WILLIAM W. CONLEY and DICEY BAILEY, was born November 11, 1853 in Little Laurel, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 19, 1922 in Plutarch, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Risner Cemetery in Plutarch, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married EMMA (unknown last name). She was born about 1871 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Anderson P. Conley, son of Wm. W. Conley and Dicey Baley, was born November 11, 1853 in Little Laurel, Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Preston Conley died March 19, 1922 in Plutarch from paralysis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 2, 1856, his occupation as "none," his father as Billie Conley (b. Kentucky), his mother's maiden name as Bailey (b. Kentucky), the informant as W. M. Williams of Plutarch, and the burial place as Risiner Cemetery in Plutarch.

On page 5 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Elk Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1880), Anderson is found living in the home of his sister. Wm. H. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Emiline (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Mary C. (born in Kentucky, age 10), Cordelia (born in Kentucky, age 8), Sarah J. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Disa A. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Anderson D. Conley (brother-in-law, marital status is blank, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28).

On page 19 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), Preston Conley is found living as a farm laborer in the home of Floid Russel [Floyd Russell] family. He's single, born in November of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 46 years old.

On page 24 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 16, 1920), Preston Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #205, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 64 years old. Also listed is Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 49).







MARTIN ELDON BLAIR, son of PHOEBE ANN "ANNA" PICKLESIMER and MARION FRANKLIN BLAIR, was born May 1, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 23, 1980 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in New Marshfield Cemetery in New Marshfield, Athens County, Ohio. He married FLORENCE ELLEN TRIMBLE, daughter of SOLA GERTRUDE CONLEY and WILLIAM J. TRIMBLE, about 1928. She was born in December of 1909 in Kentucky, and died May 2, 1964 in Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio.

Notes: Information found on findagrave.com shows that Martin and Florence Blair are buried in New Marshfield Cemetery, but his first name isn't listed and her birthdate is listed as 1904.

According to his obituary, Martin Eldon Blair (age 73), son of Frank and Ann Picklesimer Blair, was a retired painter and a resident of Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born May 1, 1907 in Johnson County, died June 23, 1980 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in New Marshfield Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Ellen Trimble Blair. He was survivied by 1 son, Charles Martin Blair (of New Marshfield, Ohio); 5 daughters, Agnes Ann Sapp (The Plains, Ohio), Barbara Bower (Athens, Ohio), Golda Hunter (Chauncey, Ohio), Mabel Ratliff (Paintsville), and Garnett Lee Hensley (Ashland); 1 brother, Buell Blair (Prestonsburg); 1 sister, Delphia Harmon; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Martin Blair was born May 1, 1907, and died in June of 1980. 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, Martin E. Blair died June 23, 1980 in Johnson County at the age of 73.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Florenc E. Blair was born about 1910, and died May 2, 1964 in Doctors Hospital in Nelsonville, Athens County, at the age of 54. She was married and living in Athens County at the time of her death.

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Martin Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #31, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Florence E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 20), and Charles M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Martin Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Florence (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 10), Charles M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Agnes (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Barbara (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Goldia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Mable (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of MARTIN BLAIR and FLORENCE TRIMBLE are:

    1. CHARLES MARTIN BLAIR, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) VIRGINIA HOPE HESS, m. (2) WILMA JEAN WYCUFF, m. (3) SANDY GASTON.
    2. AGNES ANN BLAIR, b. 1933, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DONALD SAPP.
    3. BARBARA BLAIR, b. December 15, 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 10, 1902, Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, buried in New Marshfield, Athens County, Ohio, m. (unknown first name) BOWER.
    4. GOLDIE GERTRUDE BLAIR, b. 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) GEORGE STOUT, m. (2) DANA HUNTER.
    5. MABEL ELDON BLAIR, b. 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. THOMAS M. RATLIFF.
    6. GARNETT LEE BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HENLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Garnett Lee Blair was born in Johnson County to Florence E. Trimbel.

    The child of FLORENCE TRIMBLE and GEORGE CAUDILL is:

    1. BETTY JANE TRIMBLE, b. June 22, 1931, Kentucky, d. September 6, 1947, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HERSCHELL CONLEY.
      Notes: Betty Jane Trimble is found living with her grandparents in 1940.
      According to her death certificate, Betty Jane Conley died September 6, 1947 in Paintsville Clinic in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral embolism due to a caesarian section. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as June 22, 1931, her marital status as married, her husband as Herschell Conley (age 27), her parents as George N. Caudill (b. Kentucky) and Florence Trimble (b. Kentucky), the informant as Herschell Conley of Paintsville, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.
      According to her obituary, Betty Jane Blair Conley (age 16), wife of Herschell Conley, died in a local hospital on September 6, 1947, and was buried in the Trimble family cemetery. She was survived by her parents and the funeral services were held at the home of her uncle, Paris Trimble, in Barnetts Creek.

    (This information comes from Diana Blair Secrest and other sources)







FLOSSIE PENIX, daughter of DAVID H. PENIX and GRACIE LEMASTER, was born September 15, 1912 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died November 6, 1983 in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan. She married RALEIGH FLETCHER, son of SIMON FLETCHER and ELLEN ARNETT. He was born February 9, 1912 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died April 17, 1988 in Jefferson, Hillsdale County, Michigan.

Notes: Flossie Penix' husband and her father's 2nd wife were siblings.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Flossie Penix was born in September 15, 1912 in Magoffin County to Gracy Lucaslu.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Raleigh Fletcher was born February 9, 1912 in Magoffin County to Ellon Arnett.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Flossie Fletcher was born September 15, 1912, and died in November of 1983. She received his Social Security card in 1952-1953 in Michigan, and her last place of residence was in Osseo, Hillside County, Michigan.

According to Michigan death record transcripts, Flossie Fletcher was born September 15, 1912, and died November 6, 1983 in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan. She was living in Jefferson, Hillsdale County, Michigan at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Raliegh [sic] Fletcher was born February 3, 1912, and died April 17, 1988. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Osseo, Hillside County, Michigan.

According to Michigan death record transcripts, Raleigh Fletcher was born February 3, 1912, and died April 17, 1988 in Jefferson, Hillsdale County, Michigan.

On page 25 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 30, 1920), Simon Fletcher is listed as the head of the household for house #236, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Elsie (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), Ressie (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Raleigh (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), and Lula (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Simon Fletcher is listed as the head of the household for house #147, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 35, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Sissie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 31), Rollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lulie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Freeman (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Wanita (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Ransom (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Dancy (son, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 46-25 (Dover) in Lenawee County, Michigan (dated May 17, 1940), Raleigh Fletcher is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural "Maggifon" County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 5th grade education, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Flossie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 27), Carma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Christine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of FLOSSIE PENIX and RALEIGH FLETCHER are:

    1. CARMA FLETCHER, b. 1932, Kentucky.
    2. RAY FLETCHER, b. 1935, Kentucky.
    3. CHRISTINE S. FLETCHER, b. 1937, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Christine S. Fletcher was born in Magoffin County to Flossie Penix.







MARTHA A. BLANTON, daughter of JAMES BLANTON and FARLINA LEAR HENSLEY, was born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, died April 10, 1927 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Old Field Cemetery in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Martha Blanton died April 10, 1927 in Ashland from "Diabetes Melitis and probable T.B. of some form. I only saw her once about 30 minutes before her death and don't know much about her past." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as "April unknown 1880," her marital status as single, her parents as James Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Lera Hensley (b. Kentucky), the informant as Warnie Blanton of Ashland, Kentucky, and the doctor as L. F. Robbins of Ashland.

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Martha Blanton is found living in the home of her brother. Phonzo Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Verna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), and Martha Blanton (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41).







ALPHONSO BLANTON, son of JAMES BLANTON and FARLINA LEAR HENSLEY, was born in September of 1884 in Kentucky, and died September 25, 1967 in Boyd County, Kentucky. He married (1) VERNA L. COOPER, daughter of WILLIAM HAMILTON "HAM" COOPER and MARY P. (unknown first name), April 19, 1908 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in October of 1891 in Kentucky, and died May 16, 1964 in Ross County, Ohio. Alphonzo Blanton married (2) NELLIE R. P'SIMER, daughter of JAMES P'SIMER and MINNIE ELSIE STAFFORD. She was born about 1908 in Kentucky, and died March 23, 1986 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. Nellie P'Simer married (1) WILLIAM EARL CONLEY.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Alfonzo Blanton married Verna Cooper on April 19, 1908 in Magoffin County at the home of Ham Cooper. The witnesses were B. T. Adams and Holly Fletcher, and the minister was B. A. Adams.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alphonso Blanton died September 25, 1967 in Boyd County at the age of 82.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Verna L. Blanton was born about 1891, and died May 16, 1964 at home in Ross County at the age of 73. She was divorced at the time of her death.

According to her obituary, Nellie P'Simer Conley Blanton (age 78) was a resident of Ashland, Kentucky. She died March 23, 1986 in King's Daughters Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Fonzie Blanton; and 1 son, Robert Earl Conley. She was survived by 1 son, William E. (Sarah) Conley (of Tampa, Florida); 1 brother, Lloyd P'Simer (Dallas, Texas); 3 sisters, Hazel Cooper (South Point, Ohio), Rebecca Turner (Dayton, Ohio), and Tempest Danner (Vanceburg); 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 31 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1900), William H. Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #266, he's a farmer, born in March of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in July of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and 1 is still living, age 38), Verna L. (daughter, born in October of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), and Oliver Adams (cousin, day laborer, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 105 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Fonza Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 24 years old. Also listed is Vernie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 19). William H. and Mollie Cooper are found in house #153, and William's father, Richard Lee Cooper, is found in house #104.

On page 24 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1910), James P'Simer is listed as the head of the household for house #95, he's a retail dry goods and grocery merchant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 year, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Minnie E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 35), Columbus F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Worth (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ora S. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Rebecca H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Nellie R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and "(no name)" (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Phonzo Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Verna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), and Martha (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), James P'Simer is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a timber merchant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Minnie E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Faris (son, single, public laborer, born in Kentucky, age 25), Ethel (daughter, divorced, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 20), Ora S. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Rebecca H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Nellie R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Lenna B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Minnie H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Uri Lloyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Tempest E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 10-13 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Fonzo Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #266, he's working in real estate, dealing in farms, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 41 years old. Also listed is Verna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 39). On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), James P. Simer is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a lumberman in a tie yard, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 55), Sibbley (son, single, lumberman in a tie yard, born in Kentucky, age 25), Nellie (daughter, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Lennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lloyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Tempest (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Billie Conley (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 years 3 months), Charlie Waltz (roomer, married, tie inspector for C & O Railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), and Robert Hickman (roomer, married, tie inspector for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33).

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 10-33 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), A. Fonza Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #228, he's a livestock dealer with his own business, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Nellie (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 2 years of high school, age 32), Robert [Robert Conley] (son, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Lewis County, Kentucky, in 1935, age 14), and William [William Conley] (son, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, age 12). On page 3 of the 1940 census for District 10-29 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 2 & 3, 1940), Verna Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #33, she's separated, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has an 8th grade education, and she's 49 years old. Also listed are Homer Smith (lodger, married, mechanic for an auto parts company, born in Ohio, he was living in rural Galla County, Ohio, in 1935, 2 years of high school, age 25), and Lucille Smith (lodger, married, born in Ohio, she was living in rural Galla County in 1935, 8th grade education, age 18).







STELLA BLANTON, daughter of JAMES BLANTON and FARLINA LEAR HENSLEY, was born in May of 1888 in Kentucky. She married WILLIAM ARLEY BURNS about 1905. He was born March 12, 1883 in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: When William Arley Burns' World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, he stated that he was born March 12, 1883 in Lickburg, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Mrs. Stella Burns (wife), and that he was a coal miner. He was found to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, he weighed 170 pounds, and he had brown eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.

On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 78 (Browns Creek) in McDowell County, West Virginia (dated April 20, 1910), Arley Burns is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 20), Dora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Ruth (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 1).

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 57 (Browns Creek) in McDowell County, West Virginia (undated), Arley Burns is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), Dora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ruth (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 11), William (son, born in West Virginia, age 3 years 5 months), and Russell (son, born in West Virginia, age 1 year 4 months).

On page 51 of the 1930 census for District 24-27 (Browns Creek) in McDowell County, West Virginia (dated April 15, 1930), Arley Burns is listed as the head of the household for house #432, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 39), William (son, born in West Virginia, age 13), Russell (son, born in West Virginia, age 11), George (son, born in West Virginia, age 9), Mae (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 6), Magaline (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 3), and Daniel (son, born in West Virginia, age 1).

    The children of STELLA BLANTON and ARLEY BURNS are:

    1. DORA BURNS, b. 1906, Kentucky.
    2. RUTH BURNS, b. 1909, West Virginia.
    3. WILLIAM BURNS, b. 1926, West Virginia.
    4. RUSSELL BURNS, b. 1918, West Virginia.
    5. GEORGE BURNS, b. 1921, West Virginia.
    6. MAE BURNS, b. 1924, West Virginia.
    7. MAGALINE BURNS, b. 1927, West Virginia.
    8. DANIEL BURNS, b. 1929, West Virginia.







SAMUEL BLANTON, son of JOHN NEWTON BLANTON and SARAH "SALLY" SIMPSON, was born February 27, 1848 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 19, 1918 in Pennsylvania, Greenup County, Kentucky, and is buried in Argillite, Greenup County, Kentucky. He married JULIA ANN RIGSBY, daughter of MILES T. RIGSBY and MARTHA SEGRAVES, July 18, 1881. She was born in December of 1858 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, and died November 9, 1911 in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio.

Notes: Samuel Blanton was 2 years old when the 1850 census is taken, he claimed to be born in February of 1849 in the 1900 census, and son John wrote that he was born February 27, 1844 on his death certificate. John also claimed that his father is born in Tennessee on that certificate, although the census reports throughout the years show that Samuel was born in Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, Samuel Blanton died October 19, 1918 in Pennsylvania from mitral insufficiency. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Tennessee, his birth date as February 27, 1844, his marital status as widowed, his parents as John Blanton (b. North Carolina) and Sally Simpson (b. Tennessee), and the informant as John Blanton of Argillite, Kentucky.

On page 92 of the 1860 census for Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated July 24, 1860), Miles Riggsby is listed as the head of the household for house #601, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Martha (born in Kentucky, age 24), Lucinda (born in Kentucky, age 9), and Julia A. (born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Miles' parents, Lewis R. and Elizabeth Debord Rigsby.

On pages 19 & 20 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1870), there is a Samuel Blanton found that is probably the Samuel being researched here. Nelson McCarta is listed as the head of the household for house #131, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Louisa (born in Kentucky, age 30), John C. B. (born in Kentucky, age 13), Sarah J. (born in Kentucky, age 11), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Maryatta (born in Kentucky, age 6), Susanna (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Samuel Blanton (works on farm, born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 2 of the 1880 census for District 51 (Lyon) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), Miles Rigsbey is listed as the head of the household for house #195, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 43), Ann J. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Elizabeth M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Caroline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Joel (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Jane K. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 55 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), Samuel Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #378, he's a farmer, born in January of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Julia A. (wife, born in December of 1858 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 41), Floyd (son, born in June of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), John (son, born in February of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Delia (daughter, born in November of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Della (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Deby (daughter, born in February of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Dona (daughter, born in March of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and Goble (son, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 0).

On page 23 of the 1910 census for District 127 (Madison) in Highland County, Ohio (dated April 19, 1910), Samuel and Julia are found living in the home of their daughter. Cleve More is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a laborer in a pad factory, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Delhia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 22), Curtis (son, born in Ohio, age 1 year 9 months), Delia (daughter, born in Ohio, age 4), Samuel Blanton (father-in-law, laborer in a pad factory, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 25 years, age 60), Julia Blanton (mother-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living [mistake], age 54), Deba Blanton (sister-in-law, laborer in a pad factory, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Donald [Dona] Blanton (brother-in-law [mistake], laborer in a pad factory, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), and Gobell Blanton (brother-in-law, born in Ohio [mistake], parents born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 36 (Precinct 3) in Elliott County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), Samuel is also found living in the home of his son. Floyd Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #166, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year 6 months, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 19), Arnold (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 month), and Samuel (father, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 29 years, age 62).

    The children of SAM BLANTON and JULIA RIGSBY are:

    1. FLOYD BLANTON, b. June 1, 1881, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. January 4, 1912, Newcomb, Elliott County, Kentucky, buried in C.C. Ison Cemetery, Burke, Elliott County, Kentucky, m. LAURA ISON.
    2. JOHN BLANTON, b. February 1884, Kentucky.
    3. DELIA BLANTON, b. November 1886, Kentucky, m. GROVER CLEVELAND MOORE.
    4. DELLA BLANTON, b. February 1890, Kentucky.
    5. DEBY BLANTON, b. February 1892, Kentucky.
    6. DONA BLANTON, b. April 23, 1896, Kentucky, d. July 6, 1994, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio, m. EDWARD THEODORE GRATE.
    7. GOBLE BLANTON, b. October 1899, Kentucky.







BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BLANTON, son of JOHN NEWTON BLANTON and SARAH "SALLY" SIMPSON, was born January 16, 1850 in Kentucky, died March 27, 1930 in Wilson, Carter County, Kentucky, and is buried in Wilson Creek, Carter County, Kentucky. He married (1) (unknown). He married (2) ELIZABETH (unknown last name) about 1896. She was bon in October of 1863 in Kentucky.

Notes: Elizabeth's last name was reportedly Fankell.

According to his death certificate, Benjamin Franklin Blanton died March 27, 1930 in Wilson from valvular heart disease and mitral insufficiency. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 16, 1850, his marital status as married, his parents as Hoke Blanton (birthplace unknown) and (no first name listed) Simpson (b. entucky), and the informant as Claud Blanton of Grayson, Kentucky.

On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 26 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Ben Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a farmer, born in January of 1850 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in October of 1863 in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Virginia, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 36), Artie (daughter, single, not working, born in January of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Lizzie E. (daughter, born in October of 1882 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Hattie (daughter, born in October of 1885 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Sallie (daughter, born in June of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), and Maudie (daughter, born in August of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 25 of the 1910 census for District 48 (Geigerville) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated May 6 & 7, 1910), Benjamin Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #199, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, 2nd marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth Blanton (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Virginia, 2nd marriage, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 47), Claude Blanton (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Ruth Blanton (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Maud Blanton (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Chester Blanton (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 69 (Rush) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Ben F. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #92, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 68 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 56), Claud (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Ruthy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Chester (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 28 of the 1930 census for District 22-2 (Grayson) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1930), Elizabeth is found widowed and living in the home of her son. Claude Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 23), Lucille (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 7 months), and Elizabeth Blanton (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 66).

    The children of BENJAMIN BLANTON and (unknown) are:

    1. ARTIE BLANTON, b. January 1877, Kentucky.
    2. ELIZABETH E. BLANTON, b. October 1882, Kentucky.
    3. HATTIE BLANTON, b. October 1885, Kentucky.
    4. SALLIE BLANTON, b. June 1888, Kentucky.

    The children of BENJAMIN BLANTON and ELIZABETH (unknown last name) are:

    1. MAUD BLANTON, b. August 1896, Kentucky.
    2. CLAUD B. BLANTON, b. July 26, 1901, d. July 21, 1984, Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky, m. MYRTLE (unknown last name).
    3. RUTH BLANTON, b. 1903, Kentucky.







JOSEPH S. BLANTON, son of JOHN N. BLANTON and MELISSA J. SAYLOR, was born June 17, 1863 in Kentucky, died February 14, 1919 in Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky, and is buried in Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky. He married (1) (unknown). He married ALICE BURKHART about 1887. She was born in March of 1872 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to his death certificate, Joseph Blanton died February 14, 1919 in Liberty from Bright's disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as June 17, 1863, his marital status as married, his parents as Jno. Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Melissa Sailor (b. Kentucky), and the informant as C. H. Barits [hard to read] of Liberty, Kentucky.

On page 28 of the 1900 census for District 49 (Mount Pleasant) in Harlan County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Joseph Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #253, he's a farmer, born in June of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Alisee (wife, born in March of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 28), Salomon (son, born in June of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Malissie J. (daughter, born in December of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), William (son, born in December of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), and George W. (son, born in May of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 35 (South Liberty) in Casey County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Joseph S. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #94, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Allice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 39), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), George W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Boyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 46 (North Liberty) in Casey County, Kentucky (dated January 24 & 26, 1920), Joseph has died and his son George is now the head of the house. George Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #189, he's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 20 years old. Also listed are Alice (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 47), Boyd (brother, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edgar (brother, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Arvle (brother, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 18 of the 1930 census for District 31-94 (Cincinnati) in Hamilton County, Ohio (dated April 10, 1930), Alice is found renting rooms for her family from another widow. The rent is $15 per month. Emma Ewan is listed as the head of the household for house #135, she's widowed, born in Ohio, father born in Maine, mother born in Massachusetts, and she's 82 years old. Also listed are Alice Blanton (head of family #223, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 59), Boyd (son, single, assembler in a Ford auto plant, born in Kentucky, age 25), Edgar (son, single, attendant in a hospital, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Orval (son, auto mechanic in a garage, born in Kentucky, age 17).

    The children of JOSEPH BLANTON and ALICE BURKHART are:

    1. SOLOMON BLANTON, b. June 1890, Kentucky.
    2. MALISSA J. BLANTON, b. December 1892, Kentucky.
    3. WILLIAM BLANTON, b. December 1894, Kentucky.
    4. GEORGE W. BLANTON, b. May 1898, Kentucky, m. BONNIE JEFFRIES.
    5. BOYD BLANTON, b. 1905, Kentucky.
    6. EDGAR BLANTON, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    7. ORVAL BLANTON, b. 1914, Kentucky.







SUSAN JANE BLANTON, daughter of JOHN N. BLANTON and MELISSA J. SAYLOR, was born August 23, 1868 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died March 22, 1946 in Jackson County, Ohio. She married CAMPBELL M. CRACE, son of NEHEMIAH CRACE and MARY FRANKLIN, about 1884. He was born September 17, 1861 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died August 10, 1846 in Jackson County, Ohio.

Notes: On page 14 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), Camel Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in September of 1861 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, married for 16 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Sousan (wife, born in August of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 33), Delany (son, born in August of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Ruthy (daughter, born in August of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Clarence (son, born in April of 1881 [1891], age 9), Warren C. (son, born in October of 1883 [1893] in Kentucky, age 6), and Sinia (daughter, born in July of 1899 in Kentucky, age 0). They are living next to Campbell's parents.

On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 20 (Oakview) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 21 & 22, 1920), Campbell M. Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a house carpenter, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Susan J. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 50), Sinia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Leiua M. [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Morman (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Thurman (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Rusia Yates (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 years 7 months), and Alma Yates (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 years 5 months).

On page 23 of the 1930 census for District 10-15 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), C. M. Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #232, he's a carpentry contractor, born in Kentucky, parent born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 14, age 58), Norman (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 23), Thurmond (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Virgil (son, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 18).

    The children of SUSAN BLANTON and CAMPBELL CRACE are:

    1. DELANIE "LANEY" CRACE, b. August 10, 1886, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. April 27, 1968, London, Madison County, Ohio, buried in Darbyville, Pickaway County, Ohio, m. JANE "JANIE" CONLEY.
    2. RUTH CRACE, b. August 1889, Kentucky.
    3. CLARENCE CRACE, b. April 1891, Kentucky.
    4. WARREN C. "WARNIE" CRACE, b. October 3, 1893, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. February 4, 1979, Jackson County, Ohio, m. GOLDIE G. CONLEY.
    5. SINIA CRACE, b. July 1899, Kentucky.
    6. LEIUA M. CRACE, b. 1904, Kentucky.
    7. NORMAN CRACE, b. 1906, Kentucky.
    8. THURMAN CRACE, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    9. VIRGIL CRACE, b. 1911, Kentucky.







MATILDA ANN BLANTON, daughter of MARTHA CONLEY and JOHN NEWTON BLANTON, was born August 23, 1867 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 15, 1952 in Elliotsville, Rowan County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Trent Cemetery in Rowan County, Kentucky. She married BUCKNER MONROE "BUCK" SLONE, son of MARTIN VAN BUREN SLONE and SERRILDA HALL, June 8, 1883 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in March of 1860 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died after 1940.

Notes: On Matilda Blanton Slone's death certificate her birth date is listed as August 23 (no year), but in the 1900 census it's found to be May of 1867.

According to Kentucky birth records, Melvina Slone was born November 2, 1855 in Beaver, Floyd County to Martin Slone and Rilda Hall.

According to her death certificate, Tilda Ann Slone died January 15, 1952 in Elliotsville, Rowan County, Kentucky, from arteriosclerosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as August 23, her age as 86, her marital status as widowed, her parents as John Blanton and Patsy Conelly, the informant as Mary Fraley, and the burial place as Trent Cemetery in Rowan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tilda A. Slone died January 15, 1952 in Rowan County at the age of 86. She was living in Rowan County at the time of her death.

On page 7 of the 1870 census for Precinct 8 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1870), Martin Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Malina F. (born in Kentucky, age 37), Jane (born in Kentucky, age 16), Melvina (born in Kentucky, age 14), Melvin (born in Kentucky, age 11), Buckan M. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Henry L. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Martin M. (born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 12 of the 1880 census for District 37 (Prestonsburg - Abbott And Hager Shoal) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1880 [hard to read]), Martin V. Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #122, he's not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Sarilda (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 47), Melvin (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Buckner M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Martin M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Samuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Andrew F. Coleman (brother-in-law, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41). Andrew F. Coleman's son, Zepheniah, married Mahala Elizabeth Conley.

On page 32 of the 1900 census for District 76 (Magisterial District No. 6) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1900), Monroe Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #263, he's a farmer, born in March of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Tea (wife, born in May of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 33), Wood Roe (son, born in March of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Samuel (son, born in February of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Minnie (daughter, born in January of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Pearly (daughter, born in May of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Kate (daughter, born in December of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Henry (son, born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and Gracie (daughter, born in January of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Buck's brother, Thomas. Thomas was born in August of 1874 in Kentucky.

On page 16 of the 1910 census for District 156 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1910), Buck Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 27 years, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Matilda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 9 are still living, age 44), Sam (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Minnie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Katie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 231 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Buck Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Henry (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Bertha (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19). They are living next to son Sam.

On pages 23 & 24 of the 1930 census for District 103-8 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Buck Sloan is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Mittilda A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 17, age 63), and Mary (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 24). They are living next to son Melvin. On the other side of Melvin is son Henry, and on the other side of Henry is son Sam.

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 103-9 in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated May 1, 1940), Melvin Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 35), Audra (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Eula (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Stella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Larance (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Kenneth (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Maxine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Franklin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Demuth [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), Buck Slone (father, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, no formal education, age 78), and Matilda Slone (mother, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, no formal education, age 73).

    The children of TILDA BLANTON and BUCK SLONE are:

    1. WOODROW SLOAN, b. March 25, 1884, Kentucky, d. August 2, 1944, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, buried in Elliotville, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. ROSA SUSAN "SUSIE" FRALEY.
    2. SAMUEL SLONE, b. June 21, 1887, Kentucky, d. June 11, 1964, Letcher County, Kentucky, m. IRENE "RENA" TRENT.
    3. MINNIE SLONE, b. July 28, 1888 in Kentucky, d. September 29, 1985, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. JOHN HARVEY TRENT.
    4. PEARL SLONE, b. May 3, 1891, Kentucky, d. September 12, 1943, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, buried in Rowan County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM LOGAN "WILLIE" STEWART.
    5. KATE SLONE, b. August 12, 1892, Kentucky, d. March 1, 1986, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. HARVEY E. TRENT.
    6. HENRY SLONE, b. May 5, 1896, Carter County, Kentucky, m. BERTHA TRENT.
    7. GRACE SLONE, b. October 5, 1897, Kentucky, d. March 4, 1982, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. ELEXANDER TRENT.
    8. MELVIN SLONE, b. October 13, 1901, Kentucky, d. June 16, 1996, Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky, m. ELLEN TRENT.
    9. MARY SLONE, b. 1905, Kentucky.
      Notes: Mary Slone probably was the Mary Fraley that signed her mother's death certificate.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mary Fraley was born December 26, 1904. Her last place of residence was in December of 1985 in Elliottville, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary Fraley died December 29, 1985 in Rowan County at the age of 81.







LORANZO DOW TRENT, son of HARVEY TRENT and IRENE "RENA" LAMBERT, was born in November of 1871 in Virginia, and died October 2, 1942 in Rowan County, Kentucky. He married MARY PETTIT, daughter of PRESTON PETTIT and MARY SUSAN RIDDLE, August 20, 1892 in Hoggtown, Rowan County, Kentucky. She was born in May of 1875 in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Loranzo Dow Trent was the brother of Julius Caesar Trent. There mother's maiden name was found on her death certificate from when she died on November 1, 1922 from Bright's Disease. Her parents are listed as Philip Lambert and Rebeca Morgan.

On page 3 of the 1880 census for District 149 (Lincoln) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated June 2, 1880), Harvey Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a blacksmith, born in West Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Irene (wife, born in West Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 30), Loranza (son, born in West Virginia, age 9), Julius (son, born in West Virginia, age 7), Ellen (daughter, born in West Virginia, age 6), Harvey (son, born in West Virginia, age 4), and Nichoti (son, born in West Virginia, age 3).

On page 16 of the 1880 census for District 114 (Christie Creek) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), Preston Pettit is listed as the head of the household for house #390, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, age 42), Nancy J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 [hard to read]), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and William (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On pages 17 & 18 of the 1900 census for District 116 (Hoggtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated June 12 & 13, 1900), Rans Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a farmer, born in November of 1871 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 7 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in May of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 25), Annie (daughter, born in May of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Rena (daughter, born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and Alex (son, born in December of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 156 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Loranza D. Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st married, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 37), Anna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Rena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Alex (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Jason (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Ellen (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Phillip (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 22 of the 1920 census for District 231 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Rans Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #207, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Anna (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 24), Josie (daughter [mistake], born in Kentucky, age 16), Ellen (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Philiph (daughter [mistake], born in Kentucky, age 11), Dortha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Sherman (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of RANS TRENT and MARY PETTIT are:

    1. ANNA TRENT, b. May 1893, Kentucky.
    2. RENA TRENT, b. May 1895, Kentucky, d. December 11, 1961, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. SAMUEL SLONE.
    3. ELEXANDER TRENT, b. December 1, 1897, Rowan County, Kentucky, d. August 26, 1969, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. GRACE SLONE.
    4. BERTHA TRENT, b. 1901, Kentucky, d. July 30, 1957, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. HENRY SLONE.
    5. JASON TRENT, b. 1904, Kentucky.
    6. ELLEN TRENT, b. October 6, 1905, Rowan County, Kentucky, d. September 28, 1985, Elliottville, Rowan County, Kentucky, m. MELVIN SLONE.
    7. PHILLIP TRENT, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    8. DORTHA TRENT, b. 1912, Kentucky.
    9. SHERMAN TRENT, b. 1915, Kentucky.







JAMES H. SPRADLIN, son of JOSIAH SPRADLIN and JANE M. MAY, was born in May of 1840 in Kentucky, and died before 1910. He married (1) FRANCES J. REED, daughter of ASA J. REED and ELIZABETH DARCUS RAMEY, January 21, 1861 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born December 19, 1843 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died February 29, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (2) ARMINTA K. WINN, daughter of MAHULDA MEAD and ROBERT WINN, about 1880. She was born December 15, 1858 in Kentucky, died March 18, 1949 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Asa J. Reed was the brother of Eleanor Reed, William Reed, and Mason Reed.

On her death certificate, Callie Reed is listed as the daughter of James Spradlin and Martha Reed. Martha Reed was James' 1st wife's sister. Other researchers have listed Callie's last name as Spradlin, but as can be seen in the 1880 census, it was Reed and her mother was single. Martha Reed also had another daughter living with her in 1880, but it's unclear who her father is. Callie was born in January of 1874, which means that James first wife probably died before that time. Other reports indicate that Frances Reed Spradlin died February 29, 1876 in Johnson County, but if that's true, and James really is the father of Callie as her death certificate shows, then Callie was born while Frances was still alive. The last child of James and Frances, Andrew, was born in October of 1871. Callie will be listed here as the daughter of James Spradlin and Martha Reed.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James H. Spradlin married Frances Reed on January 21, 1861 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Arminta Winn Spradlin died March 18, 1949 in Oil Springs from heart failure. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as December 15, 1859, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Robert Win and Hulda Meade, and the informant as Walter Spradlin.

On page 15 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1860), James and his brother, Daniel, are found living in the home of his sister, Minerva. Acy J. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #96, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in Kentucky, age 25), Alexander (born in Kentucky, age 1), James H. Spradlin (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 20), and Daniel M. Spradlin (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 126 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 9, 1860), Dorcas Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #801, she's not working, born in Kentucky, and she's 47 years old. Also listed are Daniel (born in Kentucky, age 18), Frankey J. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Martha A. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Enoch G. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 7), Nancy Lemaster (not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Amos Lemaster (born in Kentucky, age 2). Nancy Lemaster is a daughter and she reportedly married a Sylvester Lemaster who died in 1857.

On page 19 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1870), James Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #124, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Francis (born in Kentucky, age 27), Britton (born in Kentucky, age 6), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 4), Eliott (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Amos Lemaster (works on farm, born in Kentucky, age 12). Amos is Francis' sister Nancy's son.

On page 39 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1880), Jas. H. Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age he's 40 years old. Also listed are Briton (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Elliott (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Andrew (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8). Listed in the next house, house #241, is Marth [Martha] Reed, but she's listed as James' sister-in-law instead of the head of the household. Marth Reed is the head of family #241 in house #241, she's single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 36 years old. Also in her family are Callie (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Ruie (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2), John M. Colvin (farm laborer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), and Frank P. Conley (farm laborer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22).

On page 16 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1880), Arminta is found living in the home of her sister. Shaderach Estep is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Ailsy (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 25), Mahulda K. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), William McKinzie (single, servant, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 22), and Minta K. Winn (sister-in-law, divorced, housekeeper, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 21). Arminta's parents are in house #129.

On page 50 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), James Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #427, he's a farmer, born in May of 1840 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Arminta (wife, born in December of 1858 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 19 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 41), Florra (daughter, born in November of 1879 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Ada (daughter, born in June of 1887 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Tery (daughter, born in November of 1888 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), Walter (son, born in December of 1891 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), Tinny (daughter, born in May of 1897 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), and Denny Spradlin (grandson, born in May of 1897 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), Mint Spradlin is listed as the head of the household for house #15, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and 3 are still living, and she's 51 years old. Also listed are Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Tennie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Arminta is found living in the home of her daughter. Lundy Long is listed as the head of the household for house #13, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Tennie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Theo (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months), and Mrs. Arminta Spradlin (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 59).

On pages 21 & 22 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Lundy Long is listed as the head of the household for house #197, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Tennie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 33), Theo (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Agnes (relationship not listed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9), Agnes (relationship not listed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), and Araminta Spradlin (lodger, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 71).

    The children of JAMES SPRADLIN and FRANCES REED are:

    1. BRITTON SPRADLIN, b. August 1863, Kentucky, m. REBECCA JANE CONLEY.
    2. MARY SPRADLIN, b. February 1866, Kentucky, d. 1905, m. SAMUEL HARRISON "HARRIS" PELPHREY.
    3. ELLIOTT SPRADLIN, b. December 1868, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 20, 1943, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RACHEL EMALINE BAYES.
    4. ANDREW J. SPRADLIN, b. October 1871, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    The child of JAMES SPRADLIN and MARTHA REED is:

    1. CALLIE REED, b. January 18, 1874, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 27, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM HENRY CONLEY.

    The children of JAMES SPRADLIN and ARAMINTA WINN are:

    1. FLORA SPRADLIN, b. November 1879, Kentucky.
    2. ADA SPRADLIN, b. June 1887, Kentucky.
    3. TERRY SPRADLIN, b. November 1888, Kentucky.
    4. WALTER SPRADLIN, b. December 26, 1891, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. June 16, 1950, Coshocton County, Ohio, buried in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, m. NOLA SALYER.
    5. TENNIE SPRADLIN, b. March 8, 1897, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1, 1967, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LUNDY LONG.

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







STELLA BLANTON, daughter of MAHALA CONLEY and JOHN BLANTON, was born February 11, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died May 10, 1996 in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. She married HENRY CLAY BROWN, son of HARVEY BURNS BROWN and SARAH F. (unknown last name), November 13, 1919 in Kentucky. He was born February 23, 1898 in Kentucky, and died July 1969 in Montgomery County, Kentucky.

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

Henry Brown was the brother of Snowden Brown. Their mother's maiden name was reportedly Sarah Francis May.

Harvey Burns Brown's name is listed as Burnie in the 1900 census (page 9 of District 74 (River) in Morgan County).

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Stella Brown was born February 11, 1902, and died May 10, 1996. Her last place of residence was in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Stella B. Brown died May 10, 1996 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, at the age of 95.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Henry Brown was born February 23, 1898, and died in July of 1969. His last place of residence was in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Henry C. Brown died July 1, 1969 in Montgomery County at the age of 71.

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 148 (River) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), H. B. Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 25 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Sarah F. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 44), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Johnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Edd (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Snowden (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Bert (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On pages 7 & 8 of the 1920 census for District 204 (River) in Morgan County, Kentucky (undated), H. B. Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #76, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Edd (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Snowden (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Bert (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Henry (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Ollie B. Cooper (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Edward Cooper (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 7 months), and Lester Cooper (son, born in Kentucky, age 9 months). Henry is listed as married but there is no sign of Stella.

On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 91-6 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Nicholas County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Henry Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #22, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 29), Ettaree (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), John B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Christine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month).

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 91-6 in Nicholas County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1940), Henry Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #158, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 39), J. B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Christine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Fay (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Betty (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and H. B. Brown (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 2nd grade education, age 81).

    The children of STELLA BLANTON and HENRY BROWN are:

    1. ETTAREE BROWN, b. 1920, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ettaree Brown was born in Morgan County, Kentucky.
    2. JOHN B. BROWN, b. 1923, Kentucky.
    3. CHRISTINE BROWN, b. 1926, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Christine Brown was born in Morgan County to Stella Blanton.
    4. IRENE BROWN, b. 1928, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Irene Brown was born in Morgan County to Stella Blanton.
    5. SARAH M. BROWN, b. 1930, Nicholas County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sara M. Brown was born in Nicholas County to Stella Blanton.
    6. FAY BROWN, b. 1933, Kentucky.
    7. BETTY G. BROWN, b. 1936, Nicholas County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty G. Brown was born in Nicholas County to Stella Blanton.







GEORGE W. CONLEY, son of WILLIAM HENRY CONLEY and LAURA EMILY BAYS, was born April 18, 1890 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died November 2, 1958 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married STELLA MEADE, daughter of JOSEPH CRAYTON MEADE and ARMINTA LEMASTER, September 25, 1919 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born November 24, 1897 in Kentucky, and died March 23, 1991 in Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio.

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

When George W. Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for his father in Niles, Kentucky, that he was single, and that he was born April 18, 1890 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and stout, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

According to his obituary, George W. Conley, son of the late W. H. and Laura Bayes Conley, was retired organizer and a director of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company, a retired director of the Second National Bank of Paintsville, and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was born April 18, 1890 in Johnson County, moved to Ashland 22 years prior to his death, and died November 2, 1958 in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland shortly after being admitted. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Stella Conley; 1 son, George D. Conley (of Ashland); 2 daughters, Mrs. J. T. McGuire (Schnectady, New York) and Mrs. Herma Lee Dinkle (Baltimore, Maryland); 1 brother, Ben Conley (Mt. Sterling); and 8 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, George W. Conley died November 2, 1958 in Boyd County at the age of 68.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Stella Conley was born November 24, 1897, and died March 23, 1991. Her last place of residence was in Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Stella M. Conley died March 23, 1991 in Ashland County at the age of 92. She was living in Ohio at the time of her death.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Stella Meade Conley was born November 24, 1897 in Kentucky, and died March 23, 1991 in a long-term care facility in Fairfield County, Ohio. Her father's surname as Meade, and she was living in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, at the time of her death.

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

On page 38 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), George W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #390, he's a bill clerk for a wholesale grocery, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 27, and he's 38 years ols. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 31), Ila B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Hermalee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and George D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 42 of the 1940 census for District 10-16 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), George Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #421, he's a clerk in a wholesale grocery store, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 40), Ina Betrice (daughter, born in Kentucky, 3 years of college, age 19), Herma Lea (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and George D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of GEORGE CONLEY and STELLA MEADE are:

    1. ILA BEATRICE CONLEY, b. 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. J. T. MCGUIRE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ila B. Conley was born in Johnson County to Stella Meade.
    2. HERMALEE CONLEY, b. March 25, 1923, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 4, 2015, Lancaster, Ohio, buried in Baltimore, Ohio, m. (1) GAIL "RICK" DINKLE, m. (2) JOHN HARDIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hermalee Conley was born March 25, 1923 in Johnson County to Stella Meade.
      According to her obituary, Hermalee Conley Hardin (age 91), daughter of George W. and Stella Meade Conley, was a resident of Baltimore, Ohio, at the time of her death. She was born March 25, 1923 in Paintsville, died January 4, 2015 in Lanfair Nursing Home in Lancaster, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Baltimore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Hardin; former husband, Gail "Rick" Dunkel; 1 brother, George D. Conley; and 1 sister, Ila Beatrice McGuire.(Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. GEORGE DOUGLAS CONLEY, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, George D. Conley was born in Johnson County to Stella Meade.







BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CONLEY, son of WILLIAM HENRY CONLEY and LAURA EMILY BAYS, was born March 24, 1893 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 21, 1979 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, and is buried in Pleasant Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio. He married AMANDA PENDLETON, daughter of JAMES TRIGG PENDLETON and CYNTHIA BROWN, September 20, 1919. She was born May 19, 1902 in Little Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 4, 2006 in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, and is buried in Pleasant Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio.

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

Amanda's cousin, Maggie, married Ben Conley's cousin, Tollie.

When Ben F. Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for his father in Niles, Kentucky, that he was single, and that he was born March 24, 1893 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

When Ben F. Conley's World War II draft registration card was filled out on (undated, but probably 1942) in Circleville, Mt. Sterling County, Ohio, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Pickaway, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, that his closest relative was Mrs. Amanda Conley of Mt. Sterling, and that he born March 24, 1893 in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 9 inches tall, he weighed 140 pounds, and he had blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion.

According to his obituary, Ben F. Conley (age 86), son of William Henry and Laura Bayes Conley, was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I, and a 60 year member of the American Legion. He was born March 24, 1893 in Johnson County, died July 21, 1979 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and was buried in Pleasant Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Amanda Pendleton Conley; 2 sons, Willis Conley (of Mt. Sterling, Ohio) and Ben F. Conley Jr. (Orient, Ohio); 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Bowen (Mt. Sterling) and Mrs. Byers W. Shaw (Washington Court House, Ohio); 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ben Conley was born March 24, 1893, and died in July of 1979. His last place of residence was in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Benjamin F. Conley died July 21, 1979 in Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington, Fayette County, Ohio, at the age of 86. He was married at the time of his death and his place of residence is listed as Pickaway County, Ohio.

According to her obituary, Amanda Pendleton Conley, daughter of Trigg and Cynthia Brown Pendleton, was born May 19, 1903 in Johnson County, died March 4, 2006 in Washington Court House, and was buried in Pleasant Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben F. Conley; 2 sons, Willis Conley and Ben F. Conley Jr.; 5 sisters, Mentie Pendleton, Katherine Cochran, Mary Hott, Ruby Peters and Bea Lucas; 2 brothers, Ira Pendleton and H. H. Pendleton; and grandson Willis "Butch" Conley Jr. She was survived by 2 daughters, Pauline Bower (Mt. Sterling) and Billie Shaw (Washington Court House); 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Amanda Conley was born May 19, 1902, and died March 4, 2006. Her last place of residence was in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio.

On page 45 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Benjamin Conley is found living in the home of his grandparents. John Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #314, he's a farmer, born in February of 1836 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 45 years, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (wife, born in March of 1845 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 45 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 55), Manford (son, single, farm laborer, born in February of 1876 in Kentucky, age 24), John F. (son, born in May of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), and Ben (grandson, born in March of 1892 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Benjamin Conley is found living in the home of his grandmother. Cynthia Conley listed as the head of the household for family #121, she's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living, and she's 73 years old. Also listed is Benjamin (grandson, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 30 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 7, 1910), Trigg Pendleton is listed as the head of the household for house #210, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Cytha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 29), Catherine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mattie [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Manda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ira (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Wanee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Ruby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

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

On page 15 of the 1930 census for District 10-18 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Ben Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a tool-dresser for a driller, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Mandy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 26), Willis (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ben Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Billy M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months). Mandy's age must be a mistake since she is found as 19 years old in the 1920 census and their first child is 9 years old.

On page 13 of the 1940 census for District 65-19 (Monroe Township) in Pickaway County, Ohio (dated April 13, 1940), Ben F. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he was living in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, in 1935, he was a 6th grade education, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Amanda (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 36), Willis (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Billie Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of BEN CONLEY and AMANDA PENDLETON are:

    1. WILLIS CONLEY, b. July 26, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 8, 2004, Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, m. BETTY ROSS GORDON, daughter of LESTER HAROLD GORDON and GENEVA WILSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willis Canley was born July 26, 1920 in Johnson County to Amanda Pendleton.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Willis Conley was born July 26, 1920, and died March 8, 2004. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Hawaii, and his last place of residence was in Mount Sterling, Madison County, Ohio.
    2. PAULINE CONLEY, b. December 8, 1922, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 25, 2008, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, m. CHARLES C. "PETE" BOWER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Pauline Conley was born December 8, 1922 in Johnson County to Amanda Pendleton.
      According to her obituary, Pauline C. "Polly" Conley Bower (age 85), daughter of the late Ben and Amanda Pendleton Conley and a resident of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, was born December 8, 1922 in Paintsville, died September 25, 2008 in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, and was buried in Pleasant Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. "Pete" Bower. she was survived by 1 son, Chuck (Sharon) Bower (of Mount Sterling); 2 daughters, Lynn Bower (Mt. Sterling) and Ann (Tony) Di Nicola (Columbus); 1 sister, Billie Conley Shaw (Washington Court House, Ohio); and 3 grandsons. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CONLEY JR., b. 1925, Kentucky.
    4. BILLIE MARIE CONLEY, b. 1928, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SHAW.







NANCY ELIZABETH PICKLESIMER, daughter of NATHANIEL PICKLESIMER and SUSANNAH TRIMBLE, was born July 14, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM FLEMING LEMASTER, son of LEWIS LEMASTER and SARAH TACKETT, January 12, 1870 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born January 10, 1850 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 13, 1929 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Hamilton Cemetery near Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky. William Lemaster married (2) MARY ELIZABETH DILLS HAMILTON, daughter of JAMES DILLS and NANCY TAYLOR. She was born June 10, 1861 in Russell County, Virginia, died November 4, 1943 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: William Fleming Lemaster was the brother of Miranda Lemaster.

Lewis Lemaster was the brother of Ambrose Lemaster.

Mary Dills Hamilton was the widow of David Hamilton, son of Stephen Hamilton and Sarah Handshoe.

According to his death certificate, William Fleming Lemaster died January 13, 1929 in Redbush from old age. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Barnett's Creek, Kentucky, his birth date as January 10, 1850, his marital status as married, his wife as Mary Dills Hamilton Lemaster, his parents as Lewis Lemaster (b. Johnson County) and Sally Tackett (b. Barnetts Creek, Kentucky), and the informant as E.C. Lemaster of Redbush, Kentucky.

According to her death certificate, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Lemaster died November 4, 1943 in Ashland from a coronary occlusion. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Russell County, Virginia, her birth date as June 10, 1861, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Flem Lemaster, her parents as James Dill (b. Virginia) and Nancy Taylor (b. Virginia), and the informant as Samual A. Meade of Ashland, Kentucky.

On page 55 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 7, 1850), William Lemaster is found living with his parents in the home of his grandparents. Elijah Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #364, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 62), Lewis (farmer, born in Ohio, age 23), Sarah (not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Delphia (born in Kentucky, age 7), Miranda (born in Kentucky, age 4), Mary A. E. J. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and William F. (born in Kentucky, age 6 months). Nancy Picklesimer's parents are in house #366.

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 13, 1870), William is found living in the home of his uncle. Ambrose Lemaster [hard to read] is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Sarah F. (born in Virginia, age 47), William F. (farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Susanna (born in Kentucky, age 18), Ransom (born in Kentucky, age 15), Benjamin (born in Kentucky, age 12), Richard M. (born in Kentucky, age 10), Lewis (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Elijah Lemaster (born in Kentucky, age 83).

On page 36 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1880), William F. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #219, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), William A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Mahala D. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 55 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), William S. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #378, he's a farmer, born in January of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 31 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Nancy E. (wife, born in July of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 31 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 4 are still living, age 46), Alfred H. (son, born in June of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), and Celia F. (daughter, born in March of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), William F. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #139, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 40 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed is Nancy E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 3 are still living, age 57).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 43 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 24, 1920), William F. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 58), and Calhoun M. Hamilton (step-son, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 10-19 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), William's 2nd wife is found widowed and living in the home of her daughter. Samuel Meade is listed as the head of the household for house #249, he's a switchman in a steel plant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Grace [Hamilton] (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 34), Cranston (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Pauline (daughter, born in Ohio, age 10), and Mary Lemaster (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at 25, age 68).

    The children of NANCY PICKLESIMER and WILLIAM LEMASTER are:

    1. WILLIAM ALBERT LEMASTER, b. 1872, Kentucky.
    2. MAHALA DELPHIA LEMASTER, b. May 20, 1874, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 30, 1911, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Big Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GEORGE H. PENDLETON.
    3. ALFRED H. LEMASTER, b. June 1883, Kentucky.
    4. CELIA FLORIDA "FLORA" LEMASTER, b. March 1887, Kentucky, d. August 14, 1962, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DAVID SHERMAN PICKLESIMER.







MAHALA DELPHIA LEMASTER, daughter of NANCY ELIZABETH PICKLESIMER and WILLIAM FLEMING LEMASTER, was born May 20, 1874 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 30, 1911 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Big Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married GEORGE H. PENDLETON, son of JAMES TRIGG PENDLETON and SARAH J. KILGORE. He was born October 19, 1868 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died October 19, 1911 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Big Paint, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: George H. Pendleton was the brother of Ira Pendleton and Virginia Pendleton.

According to her death certificate, Mahala Delphia Lemaster died October 30, 1911 in Low Gap from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as May 20, 1874, her marital status as married, her parents as William Flem Lemaster (b. Johnson County, Kentucky) and Nancy Elizabeth Simer (b. Johnson County, Kentucky), and the informant's name and address are marked with and "X."

According to his death certificate, George Pendleton died October 11, 1911 in Low Gap from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as October 19, 1868, his marital status as married, his parents as Trig Pendleton (b. Lee County, Virginia) and Sarah Kilgore (b. Lee County, Virginia).

On page 32 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 10, 1870), James Pendleton is listed as the head of the household for house #221, he's a farm laborer, born in Virginia, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Sarah J. (born in Virginia, age 41), William (born in Virginia, age 20), Ira (born in Virginia, age 17), John (born in Virginia, age 16), James (born in Virginia, age 14), Sarah (born in Virginia, age 14), Robert (born in Virginia, age 11), Ardena (born in Virginia, age 9), Virginia (born in Virginia, age 7), Samuel (born in Virginia, age 5), and George H. (born in Virginia, age 1).

On page 7 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1880), James T. Pendleton is listed as the head of the household for house #223, he's a farmer and a dry goods merchant, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Sarah J. (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 51), Robt. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Virginia, age 21), Ardena (daughter, born in Virginia, age 18), Virginia (daughter, born in Virginia, age 16), Saml. G. (son, born in Virginia, age 14), and George H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), George Pendleton is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a farmer, born in January of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 5 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Mahaley (wife, born in May of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 25), Samuel (son, born in September of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Ardena (daughter, born in July of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), Magga (daughter, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 8 months), and Sarah J. Pendleton (mother, widowed, born in September of 1828 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, she's given birth to 10 children and all are still living, age 71).

On page 30 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 7, 1910), George W. Pendleton is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Halla D. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 31), Samuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Deania [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Margarett (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), William F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), John A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Sarah E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months).

    The children of MAHALA LEMASTER and GEORGE PENDLETON are:

    1. SAMUEL PENDLETON, b. September 23, 1895, Kentucky, d. February 14, 1958, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, m. JOSEPHINE HALL.
    2. ARDENA PENDLETON, b. July 1898, Kentucky.
    3. MARGARET "MAGGIE" PENDLETON, b. October 1899, Kentucky, d. Aprl 26, 1936, m. TOLLIE CONLEY.
    4. WILLIAM F. PENDLETON, b. 1903, Kentucky.
    5. JOHN A. PENDLETON, b. 1905, Kentucky.
    6. CHARLEY PENDLETON, b. 1907, Kentucky.
    7. SARAH E. PENDLETON, b. 1909, Kentucky.







ELLIS SPARKS, son of MATHEW LEE SPARKS and GEORGEANN MAY, was born June 13, 1898 in Kentucky, and died in July of 1973 in Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (1) TERRIE E. JACKSON, daughter of AMANDA C. "MANDY" SALYER and MASON JACKSON. She was born in August of 1896 in Kentucky. He married (2) FANNY ADAMS, daughter of CUSTER ADAMS and (unknown), about 1920. She was born about 1897 in Kentucky, and died before 1940. He married (3) ELSIE GIPSON.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 209 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. In that book, it says that Ellis Sparks, son of Matthew L. Sparks and George Ann May, was born in 1897, and that he married (1) Tera Jackson, daughter of Mason, that he married (2) Fannie Adams, daughter of Custer, and that he married (3) Elsie Gipson.

There was a Fanny Adams who was the daughter of a Jilson Prater Adams and Emeline May, and that Fanny Adams was about the same age of the Fanny Adams being researched here. She was born in May of 1896. Jilson was the brother of Green Adams and Riley Adams.

When Ellis Sparks' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Ivyton, Magoffin County, that his closest relative was Teary Sparks of Ivyton, and that he was born June 13, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had gray eyes and brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ellis Sparks was born June 13, 1898, and died in July of 1973. His last place of residence was in Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

On pages 11 & 12 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Ellis Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed is Fanny (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21).

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 77-11 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Ellis Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Fanny (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 33), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Lillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Cassie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 15 of the 1940 census for District 77-9B in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Elis Sparks is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a farm laborer, widowed, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lillie Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Cassie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Majorie [sic] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of ELLIS SPARKS and FANNY ADAMS are:

    1. HENRY SPARKS, b. 1921, Kentucky.
    2. GRACIE M. SPARKS, b. 1922, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gracey M. Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Fannie Adams.
    3. LILLIE MAE SPARKS, b. 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillie Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Fannie Adams.
    4. CASSIE SPARKS, b. 1926, Kentucky.
    5. MINNIE MARJORIE SPARKS, b. 1931, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Minnie M. Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Fannie Adams.
    6. ELLIS M. SPARKS, b. 1935, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ellis M. Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Fannie Adams. Sometimes in these transcripts, usually when the child was stillborn, the father's name was listed as the child's name.

    The children of ELLIS SPARKS and ELSIE GIPSON are:

    1. JAMES E. SPARKS, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James E. Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Elsie Gipson.
    2. JIM SPARKS, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jim Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Elsie Gipson (2 years later than James E. Sparks).
    3. EMMA SPARKS, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Emma Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Elsie Gipson.
    4. ISOM SPARKS, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Isom Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Elsie Gipson.
    5. GLENN E. SPARKS, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Glenn E. Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Elsie Gipson.
    6. DOROTHY SPARKS, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dorothy Sparks was born in Magoffin County to Elsie Gipson.







GEORGE CLINTON MEADE, son of JOHN CLINTON MEADE and MARY A. ESTEP, was born January 26, 1895 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died December 5, 1989 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA C. WILLIAMS, daughter of WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS and BARBARA ELIZABETH MCKENZIE, April 15, 1915. She was born April 9, 1896 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died February 3, 1963 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: When George Clinton Meade's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Lacy, Kentucky, that he had a wife and 1 child, that he was born January 26, 1895 in Oil Springs, Kentucky, and that he had weak eyes. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, George C. Meade was born January 26, 1895, and died in December of 1989. His last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, George C. Meade died December 5, 1989 in Johnson County at the age of 94.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Martha K. Meade died February 3, 1963 in Johnson County at the age of 66.

According to her obituary, Martha Williams Meade (age 66), daughter of William J. and Elizabeth McKenzie Williams was born April 9, 1896 in Johnson County, lived in Staffordsville for most of her life, died February 3, 1963 at home in Staffordsville after an illness of several years, and was buried in Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was survived by her husband, George C. Meade, whom she married on April 15, 1915; 2 sons, Edgar Meade (of Fairborn, Ohio) and Winford Meade (Fairborn); 5 daughters, Mrs. Hubert Blanton (Wheelersburg), Mrs. Burl Cantrell (Oil Springs), Mrs. Clyde Vaughan (Staffordsville), Mrs. Alfred Frazier Jr. (Staffordsville), and Mrs. Oakley Blanton (Staffordsville); 3 brothers, John Williams (Minford, Ohio), Willie Williams (Lucasville, Ohio), and Allen Williams (Wheelersburg, Ohio); 1 half-brother, Miltie Lemaster (Casstown, Ohio); 19 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1900), William Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #7, he's a farmer, born in February of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Elisabeth (wife, born in December of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 34), Walter S. (son, born in January of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Marthy C. (daughter, born in April of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), Mary (daughter, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), Milton Lemaster (step-son, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), and Mirty Williams (female, cousin, born in May of 1888 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

On pages 11 & 12 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), William J. Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #95, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 16 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Barbara E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 44), Walter S. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Matha C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mary L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Willie K. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), James A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Frances M. Lemaster (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), George C. Meade is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 11 months), Mary L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 8 months), and Ruth M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months). Martha's widowed mother is in house #1.

On page 38 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1930), George Mead is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 34), Edgar J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mary Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ruth May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Gladys M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Winfred (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Rubie Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of GEORGE MEADE and MARTHA WILLIAMS are:

    1. EDGAR J. MEADE, b. 1916, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edgar Meade was born January 16, 1916 in Magoffin County to Martha Williams.
    2. MARY ELIZABETH MEADE, b. August 28, 1917, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HUBERT BLANTON.
    3. RUTH MAY MEADE, b. 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CLYDE VAUGHAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Rutha M. Meade was born in 1919 in Magoffin County to Martha Williams.
    4. GLADYS MARIE MEADE, b. February 18, 1921, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. November 4, 1995, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BURL "WHITEY" CANTRELL.
    5. WINFRED MEADE, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Winfard Meade was born in Magoffin County to Martha Williams.
    6. ALKA B. MEADE, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALFRED FRAZIER JR., son of ALFRED FRAZIER and TERA E. CONLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alka Meade was born in Johnson County to Martha Williams.
      According to her obituary, Alka B. Meade Frazier (age 83), daughter of the late George C. Meade and Martha Williams, was born March 7, 1925 in Johnson County, died June 2, 2008 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Frazier; and 1 son, Johnny Wayne Frazier. She was survived by 2 sons, Jimmy Frazier (of Staffordsville) and Frankie Frazier (Hager Hill); 1 daughter, Karen Milam (Dayton, Ohio); 1 sister, Ruby Lee Blanton (Staffordsville); 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 6 step-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. RUBY LEE MEADE, b. 1928, Kentucky, m. OAKLEY BLANTON, son of GROVER BLANTON and CYNTHIA ELLA BLANTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruby L. Meade was born in Johnson County to Martha Williams.







LOU E. RAMEY, daughter of REBECCA JANE SALYER and CHARLES G. RAMEY, was born in April of 1890 in Kentucky. She married JAMES BLANTON about 1907. He was born about 1886 in Kentucky.

Notes: On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #127, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Lou E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 20), and Lora J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to Lou's parents.

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 40 (Riceville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 31 & February 2, 1920), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's working for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Lou (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Lora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Elcie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 4 months).

On page 40 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #409, he's a house painter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Lou (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 40), Lora (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Jimmie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Lula M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of LOU RAMEY and JAMES BLANTON are:

    1. LORA J. BLANTON, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    2. WARRICK BLANTON, b. September 23, 1910, Kentucky, d. December 22, 1913, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Warrick Blanton was accidentally burned to death on December 22, 1912 in Jennies Creek. Also on this certificate, his birth date is listed as September 23, 1910, his parents as James Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Louenna Ramey (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Eernest [Earnest] Honacker of Riceville, Kentucky.
    3. ELSIE BLANTON, b. April 19, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elsie Blanton was born April 19, 1913 in Johnson County to Lou Ramey. There's also a record of a Mary Blanton who was born to Lou on the same day. It's not known if Mary and Elsie are actually the same person or if Mary died young.
    4. LIZZIE BLANTON, b. August 20, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lizzie Blanton was born August 20, 1915 in Johnson County to Lou Ramey.
    5. JAMES BLANTON JR., b. 1922, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a James Blanton was born December 7, 1917 in Johnson County to Lou Ramey. James is 8 years old in the 1930 census.
    6. NOAH BLANTON, b. March 6, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 6, 1920, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Noah Blanton was born January 18, 1920 in Johnson County to Lou Ramey.
      According to his death certificate, Noah Blanton died September 6, 1920 in Riceville from flux. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as March 6, 1920, his parents as James Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Lou Ramey (b. Kentucky), and the informant as James Blanton of Riceville, Kentucky.
    7. CHARLES A. BLANTON, b. November 28, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1930.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles A. Blanton was born November 28, 1921 in Johnson County to Lou Ramey.
    8. LULA M. BLANTON, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lula M. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Lou Ramey.







CLAUD B. BLANTON, son of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BLANTON and ELIZABETH (unknown last name), was born July 26, 1901 in Kentucky, and died July 21, 1984 in Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky. He married MYRTLE (unknown last name) about 1925. She was born about 1907 in Kentucky.

Notes: Myrtle's last name was reportedly Barnhill.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Claud Blanton was born July 26, 1901, and died in July of 1984. His last place of residence was in Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Claude B. Blanton died July 21, 1984 in Carter County at the age of 82.

On page 28 of the 1930 census for District 22-2 (Grayson) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1930), Claude Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 23), Lucille (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 7 months), and Elizabeth Blanton (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 66).

    The child of CLAUD BLANTON and MYRTLE (unknown last name) is:

    1. LUCILLE BLANTON, b. 1927, Kentucky.







JANE "JANIE" CONLEY, daughter of LEVI CONLEY and ALSEY ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" GULLETT, was born in February of 1894 in Kentucky, died in 1954, and is buried in Muhlenberg Township Cemetery in Darbyville, Pickaway County, Ohio. She married DELANIE "LANEY" CRACE, son of SUSAN JANE BLANTON and CAMPBELL M. CRACE, about 1917. He was born August 10, 1886 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died April 27, 1968 in London, Madison County, Ohio, and is buried in Muhlenberg Township Cemetery in Darbyville, Pickaway County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 75 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

When Lanie Crace's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer, that he was married, and that he was born August 10, 1886 in Wheelersburg, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and red hair.

When Delanie Crace's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 26, 1942 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, he stated that he was working for the "Gov't Dept,", that his closest relative was Janie Crace of Harrisburg, Ohio, that he was born August 10, 1886 in McGoffin, Kentucky in Columbus, and that his mailing address was in Harrisburg but his residence was in Pleasant Township, Franklin County, Ohio. He was found to be 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 160 pounds, and he had gray eyes, brown hair, and a dark complexion.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Jane Crace lived from 1894 to 1954, and was buried in Section 11 in Muhlenberg Township Cemetery in Darbyville, Pickaway County, Ohio, and that Delanie Crace lived from 1886 to 1968, and was buried in Section 14 in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Delanie Crace was born August 10, 1886, and died in April of 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Delanie Crace died April 27, 1968 in Madison County Hospital in London, Madison County, Ohio, at the age of 81. He was living in Clark County, and he was widowed at the time of his death.

On pages 5 & 6 of the 1910 census for District 47 (Geigerville) in Carter County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Potter Isaac is listed as the head of the household for house #51, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 18 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in West Virginia, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 4), Bennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lanie Crace (boarder, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 220 (Pike Township) in Madison County, Ohio (dated January 8 & 9, 1920), Lanie Craces is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed is Janie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 25-212 (Pleasant Township) in Franklin County, Ohio (dated April 8, 1930), De Laney L. Craze is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 31, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 33), and Harold (adopted son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7). Jane's parents are in house #103.

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 25-53 (Pleasant Township) in Franklin County, Ohio (dated April 4 & 5, 1940), Delanie Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Janie (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 45), and Eva Mae (daughter, born in Ohio, age 7). Janie's parents are in house #6.

    The children of JANIE CONLEY and LANEY CRACE are:

    1. HAROLD CRACE, b. 1923, Kentucky.
      Notes: Harold Crace was adopted. His sister possibly was, too.
    2. EVA MAE CRACE, b. 1933, Ohio.







WOODROW SLOAN, son of MATILDA ANN BLANTON and BUCKNER MONROE "BUCK" SLONE, was born March 25, 1884 in Kentucky, died August 2, 1944 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fraley Cemetery in Elliotville, Rowan County, Kentucky. He married ROSA SUSAN "SUSIE" FRALEY, daughter of JAMES FRALEY and JULIA (unknown last name), about 1908. She was born December 26, 1889 in Kentucky, died June 21, 1981 in Rowan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fraley Cemetery in Elliotville, Rowan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Rosa Susan Fraley's mother's maiden name was reportedly Julia Bowling and she was reportedly the daughter of James Wesley Bowling and Susannah Evans.

When Woodroe Slone's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-emloyed farmer in Wagner, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Sousie Sloan of Wagner, Kentucky, and that he was born March 25, 1884. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Woodrow Sloan lived from March 25, 1883 to August 2, 1944, and was buried in Fraley Cemetery in Elliotville, Rowan County, Kentucky, and that Susie Sloan lived from December 26, 1889 to June 21, 1981, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his death certificate, Woodrow Slone died August 2, 1944 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, from carcinoma of the intestines. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 25, 1884, his wife as Susan Slone, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Buck Slone (b. Kentucky) and Tilda Ann Blanton (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Woodrow Slone of Morehead, Kentucky, and the burial place as Fraley Cemetery in Morehead.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Woodrow Slone died August 2, 1944 in Rowan County at the age of 60. He was living in Rowan County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Susie Sloan was born December 26, 1889, and died in June of 1981. He She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Susie F. Sloan died June 21, 1981 in Rowan County at the age of 91. She was living in Rowan County at the time of her death.

On page 18 of the 1900 census for District 116 (Hoggtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), James Fraley is listed as the head of the household for house #161, he's a farmer, born in September of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in June of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 5 are still living, age 29), Thomas H. (son, born in February of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Rosa S. (daughter, born in December of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Katy B. (daughter, born in September of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Polly Ann (daughter, born in May of 1883 in Kentucky, age 7), and Lucy E. (daughter, born in April of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 156 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910 [hard to read]), both Woodrow's family and James Fraley's family are listed as living in house #124 and family #124, although the families are separate, as though they are living next to each other. Woodroe Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #124, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 17), Buddy (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Anna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 0).

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 156 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910 [hard to read]), James Fraley is listed as the head of the household for house #124, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 21 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 13 children and 10 are still living, age 39), Katie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Pollie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lucy E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Charlottee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ollie L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Mollie E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and George E. (daughter [mistake - George is a son in the 1920 census], born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1920 census for District 227 (Wagoner) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 8 & 9, 1920), Woodroe Sloan is listed as the head of the household for house #50, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, age 30), Buddy (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Vada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 9 months).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 103-8 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Woodrow R. Sloan is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Sussie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 40), Buddy (son, single, clay miner, born in Kentucky, age 22), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Vada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ila (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Bill (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Tommie (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 4 months), and Oscar (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 18 of the 1940 census for District 103-8 in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1940), Woodrow Stone [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #137, 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 5th grade education, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Susie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 50), Bertha (daughter, single, new worker, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 25), Ollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Bill (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Tommy (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Oscar (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Vangeline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Phyllis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of WOODROW SLOAN and SUSIE FRALEY are:

    1. BUDDY SLOAN, b. 1908, Kentucky, d. November 6, 1982, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Buddy Sloan died November 6, 1982 in Rowan County at the age of 74.
    2. ANNA SLOAN, b. 1910, Kentucky, d. before 1920.
    3. MYRTLE SLOAN, b. 1912, Kentucky.
    4. BERTHA SLOAN, b. 1914, Kentucky.
    5. VADA SLOAN, b. 1916, Kentucky.
    6. OLIE SLOAN, b. 1921, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Olie Slone was born in Rowan County to Susie Fralie.
    7. BILL SLOAN, b. 1923, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billie Slone was born in Rowan County to Susie Fraley.
    8. TOMMY SLOAN, b. 1926, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Tommy Slone was born in Rowan County to Suza Fraley.
    9. OSCAR SLOAN, b. 1928, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Oscar Slone was born in Rowan County to Susie Fraley.
    10. VANGELINE SLOAN, b. 1935, Kentucky.
    11. PHYLLIS SLOAN, b. 1937, Kentucky.







SAMUEL SLONE, son of MATILDA ANN BLANTON and BUCKNER MONROE "BUCK" SLONE, was born June 21, 1887 in Kentucky, and died June 11, 1964 in Letcher County, Kentucky. He married IRENE "RENA" TRENT, daughter of LORANZO DOW TRENT and MARY PETITT, about 1912. She was born in May of 1895 in Kentucky, and died December 11, 1961 in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Rena Trent was the sister of Bertha Trent and Elick Trent.

Rena Trent was reportedly first married to Charles Boone Kegley, son of James Henry Kegley and Cloey Susan Cox.

When Sam Slone's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Clayton, Elliott County, that his closest relative was "Mrs. Reney Slone wife" of Clayton, and that he was born April 3, 1885. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sam Slone was born June 21, 1887, and died in June of 1964. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sam Slone died June 11, 1964 in Letcher County at the age of 76.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rena Sloan died December 11, 1961 in Rowan County at the age of 66.

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 231 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Sam Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Rena (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Ethyl (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Syntha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 months). They are living next to Sam's parents.

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 103-8 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Sam Sloan is listed as the head of the household for house #212, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 27, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Rena (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 36), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Mintha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Dall (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Thelma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), and Elza E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 6 months). Sam's parents are in house #209.

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 103-9 in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated May 1, 1940), Sam Slone is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Rena (wife, born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 44), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Dawl (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Thelma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Murl (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Loretta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The children of SAM SLONE and RENA TRENT are:

    1. ETHEL SLONE, b. May 29, 1914, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ada Slone was born in Rowan County to Reeny Trent.
    2. MINTHA SLONE, b. 1917, Kentucky.
    3. ADA SLONE, b. 1919, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ada Slone was born in Rowan County to Reeny Trent.
    4. EMMEY SLONE, b. 1922, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Emmey Slone was born in Rowan County to Reney Trent.
    5. DALL SLONE, b. 1923, Kentucky.
    6. THELMA SLONE, b. 1925, Kentucky.
    7. ELZA EDWARD SLONE, b. 1927, Kentucky.
    8. ULA M. SLONE, b. 1928, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ula M. Slone was born in Rowan County to Irene Trent.
    9. LORETTA F. SLONE, b. 1928, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Loretta F. Sloan was born in Rowan County to Rena Trent.
    10. RAY SLONE, b. 1930, Kentucky.
    11. MURL SLONE, b. 1933, Kentucky.







MINNIE SLONE, daughter of MATILDA ANN BLANTON and BUCKNER MONROE "BUCK" SLONE, was born July 28, 1888 in Kentucky, and died September 29, 1985 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky. She married JOHN HARVEY TRENT, son of JULIUS CAESAR TRENT and MARTHA ANN BLACK. He was born November 1, 1893 in Kentucky, and died January 4, 1976 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Julius Caesar Trent was the brother of Loranzo Dow Trent.

According to U.S. marriage record transcripts, Julius C. Trent (b. 1873, Kentucky) married Martha Ann Black (b. 1877, Kentucky) in 1892.

When John Harvey Trent's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Rowan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Clayton, Kentucky, that he had a wife and 3 children, and that he was born November 1, 1895 in Rowan County, Kentucky. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Minnie Trent was born July 28, 1888, and died in September of 1985. Her last place of residence was in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Minnie S. Trent died September 29, 1985 in Rowan County at the age of 96.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, John Trent was born November 1, 1893, and died in January of 1976. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Maryland, and his last place of residence was in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John H. Trent died January 4, 1976 in Rowan County at the age of 82.

On page 17 of the 1900 census for District 116 (Hoggtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), Julius Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a farmer, born in June of 1874 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 7 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Martha A. (wife, born in June of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 24), John H. (son, born in November of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), William H. (son, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), and Henry E. (son, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 156 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Julus Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #104, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Martha A. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 33), John H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Henry E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Theodore (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Louis A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Zora A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 231 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 8, 1920), J. H. Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #23, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Nannie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Rena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Reesa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 8 months), Ersal (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 8 months), and Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months). They are living under the same roof as Minnie's sister, Katie.

On page 23 of the 1930 census for District 103-8 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), John H. Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #205, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 17, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 38), Rena (daughter, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 18), Recie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ersil (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Henery (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Goldie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Atley (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Corba (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Nola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 32-7 in Elliott County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1940), John H. Trent is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a sawyer in a sawmill, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 50), Rice (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 24), Ersel (daughter, male, single, mill helper in a sawmill, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 22), Atlee (son, mill helper in a saw mill, born in Kentucky, age 15), Corbie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Nola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Orba (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of MINNIE SLONE and JOHN TRENT are:

    1. RENA TRENT, b. 1912, Kentucky.
    2. OTIS TRENT, b. September 29, 1913, Breathitt County, Kentucky, d. October 8, 1913, Rowan County, Kentucky, buried in Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Otis Trent was born September 29, 1913 in Breathitt County to Minnie Slone.
      According to his death certificate, Otis Trent died October 8, 1913 in Rowan County, Kentucky, from "Hives They Say" with no doctor present. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Rowan County, his birth date as September 29, 1913, his parents as John R. Trent (b. Rowan County) and Minnie Sloan (b. McGoffin County), the informant as Buck Slone of Fraley, Kentucky, and the burial place as Black Cemetery.
    3. REESA TRENT, b. 1915, Kentucky.
    4. ERSIL TRENT, b. 1917, Kentucky.
    5. HENRY TRENT, b. 1919, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Henry Trent was born in Rowan County to Miney Slone.
    6. GOLDIE M. TRENT, b. 1921, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Goldie M. Trent was born in Rowan County to Minie Slone.
    7. ATLEE TRENT, b. 1924, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Atlee Trent was born in Rowan County to Minnie Slone.
    8. CORBIA TRENT, b. 1927, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Corbia Trent was born in Rowan County to Minnie Slone.
    9. NOLA TRENT, b. 1929, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nola Trent was born in Rowan County to Minnie Slone.
    10. ORBA TRENT, b. 1934, Kentucky.







PEARL SLONE, daughter of MATILDA ANN BLANTON and BUCKNER MONROE "BUCK" SLONE, was born May 3, 1891 in Kentucky, died September 12, 1943 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Rowan County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM LOGAN "WILLIE" STEWART, son of JOHN CRITTENDEN STEWART and MARY E. CHRISTIAN, about 1912. He was born April 10, 1886 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage records, John C. Stewart (b. Perry County, age 23) married Mary E. Christian (b. Rowan County, age 18) on March 8, 1874 in Rowan County.

When Willie Logan Stewart's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a laborer for K.F.B. Co. in Haldeman, Rowan County, that his closest relative was Pearlie Stewart of Haldeman, and that he was born April 10, 1886. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

According to her death certificate, Pearlie Slone Stewart died September 12, 1943 in Morehead from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as May 3, 1891, her marital status as married, her husband as Willie Stewart (age 56), her parents as Buck Slone (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Blanton (b. Kentucky), the informant as Willie Stewart of Morehead, Kentucky, and the burial place as Rowan County.

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 116 (Hoggtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Crit Stewart is listed as the head of the household for house #45, he's a farmer, born in May of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in February of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 42), John R. (son, married, not working, born in May of 1876 in Kentucky, age 24), James H. (son, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), William L. (son, born in April of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), and Bertha A. (daughter, born in September of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 231 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 12 & 13, 1920), Willie Stewart is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Pearlie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Lata [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Orval (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lea (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months). They are living next to Willie's parents.

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 103-8 (Hogtown) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Willie L. Stwert is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a laborer in a brickyard, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Perlie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 14, age 32), Layda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Arvil (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Chelma (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Samir C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of PEARLIE SLONE and WILLIE STEWART are:

    1. LYDIA M. STEWART, b. April 6, 1912, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lydia M. Stewart was born April 6, 1912 in Rowan County to Pearlie Slone.
    2. ARVIL STEWART, b. 1916, Kentucky.
    3. LEOLA E. STEWART, b. February 7, 1918, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Leola E. Stewart was born February 7, 1918 in Rowan County to Pearl Slone.
    4. CHALMER STEWART, b. 1920, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Chalmer Stewart was born in Rowan County to Pearly Slone.
    5. SAMUEL CRITTENDEN STEWART, b. 1923, Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Samuel Critten Stewart was born in Rowan County to Pearlie Slone.
    6. EDNA B. STEWART, b. 1927, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna B. Stewart was born in Rowan County to Parly Slone.
    7. MELVA M. STEWART, b. Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Melva M. Stewart was born in Rowan County to Pearl Slone.
    8. JOSEPHINE STEWART, b. Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Josephine Stewart was born in Rowan County to Perley Slone.
    9. EARL STEWART, b. Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earl Stewart was born in Rowan County to Pearline Slone.







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