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WILLIAM RILEY RATLIFF, son of HENRY RATLIFF and LOUISA DALE, was born about 1848 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married JUDITH DALE, daughter of REUBEN DALE and TABITHA SELVAGE. She was born August 8, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 9, 1928 in Ivel, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: William Riley Ratliff reportedly died September 11, 1932 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Information on this family can be found on page 488 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to her death certificate, Judie Dale Ratliff died May 9, 1928 in Ivel, Floyd County, Kentucky, from the flu with lobar pneumonia as a contributing factor. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as August 8, 1856, her husband as Riley Ratliff, her race as white, her parents as Ruben Dale (b. Kentucky) and Bitha Rose (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Eliott Ratliff of Justell, Kentucky.

On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), William R. Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Juda (wife, white, born in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kentucky, age 25), Leander (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), George (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Esan (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Charles (son, born in February of 1880 in Kentucky, age 3 months). They are living next to William's parents.

On page 24 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), Reiley Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #203, he's a farmer, born in March of 1848 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 27 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Judea (wife, born in August of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 27 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 46), Esan (son, day laborer, born in October of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), Charley (son, born in February of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Violet (daughter, born in November of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Lily (daughter, born in June of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Albert (son, born in June of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Warren (son, born in February of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), and Clarrence (son, born in October of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 15 (Abbott) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 7, 1920), Riley and Judia are found living under the same roof as their son Clarence, but are listed as a separate family. Riley Raliff is listed as the head of family #38, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky parents born in Kentucky, and he's 72 years old. Also listed are Judia (wife, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 64), and Elbert Raliff (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of RILEY RATLIFF and JUDY DALE are:

    1. LEANDER RATLIFF, b. July 1873, Kentucky, d. before 1906, Kentucky, m. HATTIE V. SELVAGE.
    2. GEORGE RATLIFF, b. June 8, 1875, Kentucky, d. February 28, 1956, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RACHEL E. ARMS.
    3. ESAU RATLIFF, b. October 10, 1877, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 3, 1950, West Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Rushtown, Scioto County, Ohio, m. ARMINTA ZOIE "ZOIE" RICE.
    4. CHARLIE RATLIFF, b. February 1880, Kentucky.
    5. VIOLET RATLIFF, b. November 1883, Kentucky.
    6. LILY RATLIFF, b. June1886, Kentucky.
    7. ALBERT RATLIFF, b. June 21, 1888, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 28, 1970, Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, m. MARGIE B. RICE.
    8. WARREN RATLIFF, b. February 1891, Kentucky, d. 1964.
    9. CLARENCE RATLIFF, b. October 31, 1892, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 27, 1979, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, m. RILDA CONLEY.







JOSHUA COLLINS, son of VALENTINE COLLINS and DICY (unknown last name), was born about 1806 in Tennessee, and died February 1, 1854 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH DALE, daughter of JEMIMA (unknown last name). She was born about 1804 in North Carolina, and died February 6, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Dicy Collin's maiden name has been reported to be Dicey Gibson.

Elizabeth Dale's parents have been reported to be James and Jemima Dale, and she was reportedly the sister of Reuben Dale.

According to Kentucky death records, Joshua Collins died February 1, 1854 of unknown causes in Johnson County. Joshua is listed as a 48-year-old married farmer, his birthplace is left blank, and his parents are Valentine and Dicy Collins.

According to Kentucky death records, Elizabeth Dale Collins died February 6, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky, at the age of 72. The cause of her death is listed as dropsey and her mother as Jemima Dale. She was a widow at the time of her death.

On page 58 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 11, 1850), Joshua Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #383, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in North Carolina, age 45), William (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Elijah (born in Kentucky, age 19), Elisha (born in Kentucky, age 17), Lydia (born in Kentucky, age 13), Allen (born in Kentucky, age 11), Cynthia (born in Kentucky, age 9), and Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 11 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1860), Elizabeth Collins is listed as the head of the household for house #72, she's not working, born in North Carolina, and she's 50 year old. Also listed are Cynthia E. (born in Kentucky, age 19), and Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 17). Elizabeth's son, William, is in house #70.

    The children of JOSHUA COLLINS and ELIZABETH DALE are:

    1. LOUISA DALE, b. 1827, Kentucky, m. (1) WILLIAM GREEN, m. (2) HENRY RATLIFF.
    2. WILLIAM COLLINS, b. 1828, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. LEVISA MAE RATLIFF.
    3. ELIJAH COLLINS, b. January 31, 1831, Kentucky, d. January 20, 1891, m. NANCY JANE RATLIFF.
    4. ELISHA COLLINS, b. 1832, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. April 10, 1854, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Elisha Collins died from fever on April 20, 1854 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was single, a laborer, born in Floyd County, and the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Collins.
    5. LYDIA COLLINS, b. 1835, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. after 1910, m. GEORGE WASHINGTON COLLINS.
    6. ALLEN COLLINS, b. December 8, 1838, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. June 3, 1914, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) PHOEBE RATLIFF, m. (2) ELIZABETH MILLER.
    7. CYNTHIA E. COLLINS, b. 1841, Kentucky.
    8. MARY ELIZABETH COLLINS, b. 1843, Kentucky.







SARAH J. CONLEY, daughter of GEORGE WASHINGTON CONLEY and NANCY GULLETT, was born in September of 1857 in Kentucky, and died before 1930. She married GARDNER BLANTON, son of WILLIAM EMERSON BLANTON and ELIZABETH PACE, September 25, 1857 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born October 5, 1853 in Kentucky, and died February 15, 1938 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. Gardner Blanton married (2) ADAMONTE ROSE HELTON.

Notes: The middle initial for Sarah Conley has been found to be "A," "I," and "J" in the census reports. It's possible that the "I"s were actually "J"s. Sarah J. will be used here.

The Sarah Conley that married Gardner Blanton has also been reported to be the Sarah Conley that was the daughter of David H. and Nancy Conley. A look at the 1880 census reports shows that the Sarah that was the daughter of David and Nancy was still living at home with her parents, while the Sarah that married Gardner Blanton was already married and had a 7 month old child.

According to his death certificate, Gardner Blanton died February 15, 1938 in Staffordsville from a uremic coma due to kidney problems. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as October 5, 1853, his marital status as widowed, his wife as Rose Ward, his parents as William Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Bittie Pace (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Millard Blanton of Staffordsville, Kentucky.

On page 11 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 9th, 1880), Gardaner Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Sarah I. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), and Laura (daughter, born in October of 1879 in Kentucky, age 7 months). Sarah's parents are in house #39.

On page 51 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 26, 1900), Gardner Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #443, he's a farmer, born in September of 1853 in Kentucky, parenst born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Sarah I. (wife, born in October of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 42), Mintie (daughter, born in December of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), and Millard (son, farm laborer, born in December of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17). Gardner's parents are in house #435.

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Gardner Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #168, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 33 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Sarah I. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 33 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 2 are still living, age 51), and Clara Adams (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), Gardenar Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #68, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 62), and Clara Adams (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 36 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 13, 1930), Gardenor [hard to read] Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #171, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 75 years old. Also listed is Rose (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 54).

    The children of SARAH CONLEY and GARDNER BLANTON are:

    1. LAURA BLANTON, b. October 1879, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. WILLIAM ADAMS.
    2. MINTIE BLANTON, b. December 19, 1880, Kentucky, d. April 11, 1951, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, buried in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, m. JOHN D. BLANTON.
    3. MILLARD BLANTON, b. December 9, 1882, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 17, 1949, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TELIA LITTERAL.







PEGGY CONLEY, daughter of HENRY CONNELLY and ANN MACGREGOR, was born August 8, 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina, and died before 1839 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married ELIJAH CANTRELL. He was born about 1770 in North Carolina.

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

Information on this family can also be found on page 126 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says only that Peggy Conley married Henry Cantrill and that their child was Elijah Cantrill.

Peggy Conley's first name has been reported to be Margaret, with Peggy as a nickname.

On page 39 of the 1830 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, Elijah Cantrell is listed as the head of his household. In this house are 2 males under 5 years old, 1 male between 10 and 15, 1 male between 50 and 60, 1 female between 10 and 15, 1 female between 15 and 20, and 1 female between 30 and 40. They are living next to Peggy's brother, David H. Conley.

    The children of PEGGY CONLEY and ELIJAH CANTRELL are:

    1. JOHN KEATON CANTRELL, b. 1798, North Carolina, d. January 1860, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. MARGARET "PEGGY" SMITH.
    2. NANCY CANTRELL, b. 1804, North Carolina, d. November 10, 1877, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALFRED DAVIS.
    3. HENRY CANTRELL, b. 1805, North Carolina, d. after 1880, buried on Cantrells Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RACHEL BLANTON.
    4. FRANCES "FRANKIE" CANTRELL, b. 1803, North Carolina, d. before 1870, Rule Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ENOCH FAIRCHILD.
    5. BETSY CANTRELL, b. 1808, North Carolina, m. JAMES FLEETWOOD, May 18, 1822, Floyd County, Kentucky. He was b. 1805.
    6. RACHEL CANTRELL, b. 1810, North Carolina, m. LEVI BLAIR.
    7. ESTER ALSEY CANTRELL, b. 1815, d. before 1859, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM BLANTON.







AARON ARMS was born about 1813 in North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH SHEPHERD. She was born about 1808 in Virginia.

Notes: On page 90 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 28, 1850), Aaron Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #597, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (birthplace unknown, age 42), Elias (born in Kentucky, age 16), Wallace (born in Kentucky, age 13), Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 11), Phoeba (born in Kentucky, age 9), Elijah (born in Kentucky, age 7), Rachel (born in Kentucky, age 6), James (born in Kentucky, age 4), and William (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 15 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1860), Aaron Armes is listed as the head of the household for house #97, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 51), Sally (born in Kentucky, age 20), Rachail (born in Kentucky, age 16), Elijah B. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Pheba ("idiot," born in Kentucky, age 20), James (born in Kentucky, age 13), and William (born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 4 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1860), Aaron Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #28, he's a farm laborer, born in North Carolina, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Virginia, age 62), and Phoeba ("idiot," born in Kentucky, age 29).

On page 30 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1880), Aaron and Elizabeth are found living in the home of their son. William Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #187, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Lydia M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Sanford (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Rachel E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Mary M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Aaron (father, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, age 66), and Elizabeth (mother, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 72).

    The children of AARON ARMS and ELIZABETH SHEPHERD are:

    1. ELIAS ARMS, b. July 1834, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. LYDIA MARGARET WARD.
    2. WALLACE B. ARMS, b. February 1837, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. July 28, 1913, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY M. BLAIR.
    3. SARAH ARMS, b. 1839, Kentucky.
      Notes: Sarah Arms was probably the Sarah "Sally" Arms who was the mother of Elizabeth J. Ward, Sarah C. Ward, John Wesley Ward, Margaret Bell Ward, who married James Blair, son of Britton F. Blair and Lucinda Conley.
    4. PHOEBA ARMS, b. 1841, Kentucky.
    5. ELIJAH B. ARMS, b. May 8, 1842, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 18, 1909, m. MARTHA JANE BLAIR.
    6. RACHEL ARMS, b. September 24, 1843, Kentucky, d. September 25, 1929, Bridgeford, Johnson County, Kentucky buried in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. PETER COLLINS.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Rachel Arms Collins died September 25, 1929 in Bridgeford from senility. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as September 24, 1843, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Peter Collins, and her parents as Earn Arms (b. Kentucky) and Bettsy Shepherd (b. Kentucky).
    7. JAMES ARMS, b. 1846, Kentucky.
    8. WILLIAM ARMS, b. November 1848, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1930, m. (1) LYDIA M. BLAIR, m. (2) ELIZA ANNA CONLEY.







CLARENCE JACKSON, son of DICIE A. SPARKS and JOHN JACKSON, was born October 17, 1896 in Conley, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died August 11, 1988 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married CASSIE E. ADAMS, daughter of WILLIAM R. ADAMS and MINERVA PATRICK, about 1922. She was born March 1, 1906 in Kentucky, and died October 19, 1981 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Cassie E. Adams was the sister of Dora Adams and Eva Adams.

Minerva Patrick's maiden name was determined by finding the birth record transcripts of 2 of her children. Emma Adams was born April 3, 1913 in Magoffin County to Nervie Patrick, and Hazel Adams was born February 23, 1916 in Magoffin County to Manerva Patrick.

When Clarence Jackson's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was working for John Jackson in Conley, Kentucky, that his closest relative was John Johnson [Jackson] in Conley, Kentucky, that he was born October 17, 1896 in Conley, Kentucky, and that his father was born in Magoffin County. He was found to be short and slender, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Clarence Jackson was born October 17, 1896, and died August 11, 1988. His last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Clarence Jackson died August 11, 1988 in Johnson County at the age of 91. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Cassie Jackson was born March 1, 1906, and died in October of 1981. Her last place of residence was in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Cassie A. Jackson died October 19, 1981 in Floyd County at the age of 75. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 103 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), William R. Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Minerva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 40), Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Nannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Patrick (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Eva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Cassie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Elzie (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On pages 10 & 11 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 14 & 15, 1920), William Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Minerva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), Patrick (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Cassy (daughter, born in Kentucky, 13), Elzie (son, born in Kentucky, 11), Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, 6), and Hays (son, born in Kentucky, 3 years 1 month). Hays is listed as a son in 1920 but on page 23 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky, it's Hazel, and she's a daughter.

On page 20 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Clarence Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #198, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 25, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Cassie E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 24), Carol (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of CLARENCE JACKSON and CASSIE ADAMS are:

    1. CARROLL JACKSON, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carroll Jackson was born in Magoffin County to Cassie Adams.
    2. PAUL L. JACKSON, b. 1926, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul L. Jackson was born in Magoffin County to Cassie Adams.







KELLY SPARKS, son of MATHEW LEE SPARKS and GEORGEANN MAY, was born in July of 1899 in Kentucky.

Notes: The following information was found on a Kelly Sparks that was probably the son of Mathew and Georgeann May Sparks, but it isn't for certain.

On page 17 of the 1930 census for District 71-28 (Scioto Township) in Ross County, Ohio (dated April 10, 1930), Kelly Sparks is found living in the U.S. Veterans Hospital. He was born in Kentucky, his parents were born in the United States, and he's 33 years old.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Kelly Sparks was born about 1900, and died June 22, 1968 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Ross County at the age of 68. His place of residence is listed as Chillicothe, Ross County, and he was divorced at the time of his death.







ELIZABETH SPARKS, daughter of MATHEW LEE SPARKS and GEORGEANN MAY, was born February 27, 1907 in Kentucky, and died July 3, 1996 in Huber Heights, Montgomery County, Ohio. She married JESSE POWELL KAZEE, son of ABIGAIL JANE "ABBIE" CONLEY and JOHN FRANKLIN KAZEE. Jesse Powell Kazee married (1) IDA FAIRCHILD.

Notes: From Michele Linder: "he [Jesse Powell Kazee] had a brother Buell who was a pretty notable folk singer and musician -- google him, if you've not heard of him. During my visits to Kentucky, while staying with Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Powell (he went by his middle name, as far as I know), there were some fabulous evenings when musicians would congregate on the porch and play and sing and I think Buell was among them, and someone named Zeke, who I thought might have been Buell's son, but I don't see anyone by that name listed among his children... probably was a cousin. I was in heaven on such evenings."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Elizabeth Kazee was born February 27, 1907, and died July 3, 1996. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Elizabeth Sparks Kazee was born February 27, 1907 in Kentucky, and died July 3, 1996 in a long-term care facility in Huber Heights, Montgomery County, at the age of 89. Her father's surname is listed as Sparks, her mother's maiden name as May and she was widowed at the time of her death.

(This information comes from Michele Linder and other sources)







DICIE SPARKS, daughter of MATHEW LEE SPARKS and GEORGEANN MAY, was born about 1909 in Kentucky. She married (1) LEROY LEE, son of EDWARD R. LEE and MINNIE SPEARS, about 1926. He was born August 31, 1904 in Louisiana, died December 2, 1938 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) (unknown first name) HAMPTON.

Notes: Leroy Lee was the brother of Mary Lee, who married Chalmer Blevins, son of Clara Adams and Smith Blevins.

Dicie Sparks' name is listed as Dicie Hampton in her brother Edward's obituary.

According to his death certificate, Roy Lee died December 2, 1938 in Van Lear when his chest was crushed by a piece of slate that fell in a mining accident. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Ohio, his birth date as August 31, 1904, his marital status as married, his wife as Dicie Sparks, his parents as Edward Lee (b. Ohio) and Mine Spears (b. Ohio), and the informant as Norman Lee of Van Lear, Kentucky.

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Police Jury Ward 2) in Pointe Coupee County, Louisiana (dated April 25, 1910), Edward Lee is listed as the head of the household for house #199, he's a saw filer [hard to read], born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, 1st marriage, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 25), Roy (son, born in Louisiana, age 4), Edward (son, born in Louisiana, age 2), and Mary (daughter, born in Louisiana, age 6 months).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Edward R. Lee is listed as the head of the household for house #42, he's an electrician in the coal mines, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, age 32), Leroy (son, born in Ohio, age 15), Marvin [Marvin Edward] (son, born in Ohio, age 12), Norman (son, born in Ohio, age 7), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), and Pauline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months).

On page 43 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Roy Lee is listed as the head of the household for house #569, he's a coal miner, born in Louisiana, parents born in Ohio, first married at age 22, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Dica L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 21), Bedah (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2), and C. E. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

    The children of DICIE SPARKS and ROY LEE are:

    1. BEDAH GELORIA LEE, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Bedah Lee is found living with her Aunt Marshie in 1940.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bedah Geloria Lee was born in Johnson County to Dicie P. Sparks.
    2. CLEO E. LEE, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cleo E. Lee was born in Johnson County to Dicie Sparh.
    3. LACY L. LEE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lacy L. Lee was born in Johnson County to Dicie Sparks.







LEVI FRANKLIN "FRANK" SHAVER, son of JOSEPHINE SPARKS and GENERAL JACKSON SHAVER, was born March 7, 1897 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died May 23, 1977 in Fayette County, Kentucky. He married CARRIE MAE JOHNSON, daughter of ALFRED JOHNSON and SARAH ETTA BURKS, about 1918. She was born December 6, 1899 in Kentucky, and died August 8, 1981 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

Notes: Sarah Etta Burks maiden name was determined by finding various birth record transcripts and a death certificate for a stillborn baby. It could have also been spelled "Burkes."

When Levi Franklin Shaver's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1918 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was working in Elamton [Morgan County], Kentucky, that his closest relative was "Carrie Shaver (wife)" of Salyersville, Kentucky, that he was born March 31, 1897 in Salyersville, and that his father was born in Salyersville. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Frank Shaver was born March 7, 1897, died in May of 1977. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Levi F. Shaver died May 23, 1977 in Fayette County at the age of 80. He was living in Morgan County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Carrie Shaver was born December 6, 1899, and died in August of 1981. She received her Social Security card in 1974 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Carrie M. Shaver was born about 1900 in Kentucky, and died August 8, 1981 in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Clark County, at the age of 81. She was living in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 31 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Alfred Johnson is listed as the head of the household for house #249, he's a farmer, born in February of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in June of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 2 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 2), and Carra (daughter, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 151 (Elk Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated May 9, 1910), Alfferd Johnson is listed as the head of the household for house #160, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Sarrah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 32), Carry M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Verto R. [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), John J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Lita V. [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Pheby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Nora F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months).

On page 29 of the 1920 census for District 197 (West Liberty) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 30, 1920), Henry F. Shaver is listed as the head of the household for house #282, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Carrie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), and Coy R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months). Frank's [Henry] parents are in house #280 and Carrie's parents are in house #214.

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 88-13 (West Liberty) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Frank Shaver is listed as the head of the household for house #149, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Corrie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 29), Coy (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Julia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Ret (son, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

    The children of FRANK SHAVER and CARRIE JOHNSON are:

    1. COY R. SHAVER, b. April 30, 1918, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Coy L. Shavers was born April 30, 1918 in Morgan County to Carrie Johnson.
    2. JULIA R. SHAVER, b. 1920, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jula R. Shavers was born in Morgan County to Carie Johnson.
    3. DOROTHY SHAVER, b. 1922, Kentucky.
    4. MYRTLE M. SHAVER, b. 1924, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myrtle M. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Carrie Johnson.
    5. ROY SHAVER, b. 1926, Kentucky.
    6. RETT SHAVER, b. 1928, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Rett Shaver was born in Morgan County to Carrie Johnson.
    7. JAY A. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jay A. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Carrie Johnson.
    8. FRIEDA P. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Frieda P. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Carrie Johnson.
    9. GENEVIEVE B. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Genevieve B. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Carrie Johnson.







JAMES SHAVER, son of JOSEPHINE SPARKS and GENERAL JACKSON SHAVER, was born July 14, 1899 in Kentucky, and died July 15, 1970 in Clark County, Ohio.

Notes: When Jim Shaver's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Elamton, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Jack Shaver of Elamton, and that he was born July 14, 1900. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, James E. Shaver was born July 14, 1899, and died July 15, 1970. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio. According to Ohio death record transcripts, James E. Shaver was born about 1899, and died July 29, 1970 in a long-term care facility in Clark County at the age of 71. His place of residence was in Fairborn, Green County, and he was married at the time of his death.







RUFUS SHAVER, son of JOSEPHINE SPARKS and GENERAL JACKSON SHAVER, was born September 10, 1902 in Kentucky, and died August 27, 1975 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. He married MALISIE A. HURLEY, daughter of JOSEPH GRANVILLE HURLEY and EDISE COX, about 1923. She was born August 14, 1903 in Kentucky, and died September 14, 1991 in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Rufus Shaver was born September 10, 1902, and died in August of 1975. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Rufus Shaver was born about 1902, and died August 27, 1975 in Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Greene County, at the age of 73. His place of residence was in Fairborn, Greene County, and he was married at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Malisie Shaver was born August 14, 1902, and died September 14, 1991. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Malisie A. Hurley Shaver was born August 14, 1903 in Kentucky, and died September 14, 1991 at home in Fairborn, Greene County, at the age of 88. Her father's name is listed as Hurley and she was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 152 (Panthers Branch) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Joe Hurley is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's in public works, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 12 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Edica (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 24), Rolley (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Malissie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Tissie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Allen (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Laura Cox (sister-in-law, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21.

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 197 (West Liberty) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), Joe Hearly is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Adise (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Rollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Malisie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Tisho (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Allan (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Dave (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 33 of the 1930 census for District 88-13 (West Liberty) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Rufus Shaver is listed as the head of the household for house #138, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Malsie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 26), Stella M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Jewell (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Josie P. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 4 months). Malissie's parents are in house #139.

    The children of RUFUS SHAVER and MALISIE HURLEY are:

    1. STELLA MAE SHAVER, b. 1922, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Stella Mae Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisie A. Hurley.
    2. CARL SHAVER, b. 1924, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carl Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malina Hurly.
    3. JEWELL SHAVER, b. 1927, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jewel Shaver was born in Morgan County to Maliza Hurley.
    4. JOSEPHINE P. SHAVER, b. 1929, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Josephine Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisie A. Hurley.
    5. JAMES A. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James A. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisie Hurley.
    6. MATTIE O. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mattie O. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malissie Hurley.
    7. HAROLD SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harold Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisie Hurley.
    8. MORGIELANE SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Morgielane Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisie Hurley.
    9. CHARLES L. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles L. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisie Hurley.
    10. DENNIE H. SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dennie H. Shaver was born in Morgan County to Malisia Hearley.







RALEIGH SHAVER, son of JOSEPHINE SPARKS and GENERAL JACKSON SHAVER, was born March 7, 1903 in Kentucky, and died October 22, 1993 in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio. He married JOANNE MAUDE TEMPLETON, daughter of LAFAYETTE C. TEMPLETON and JO ANN (unknown last name). She was born about 1905 in Kentucky.

Notes: Jo Ann Templeton's maiden name was reportedly Helton.

Lafayette Templeton's middle name has been reported to be Craigton.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Raleigh Shaver was born January 21, 1903, and died October 22, 1993. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Raleigh Shaver was born March 7, 1903 in Kentucky, and died October 22, 1993 in a long-term care facility in Warren County at the age of 90. His father's surname is listed as Shaver, his mother's maiden name as Sparks, and he was widowed at the time of his death.

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 148 (River) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), L. C. Templeton is listed as the head of the household for house #50, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Joe Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 38), Victoria [Queen Victoria Templeton] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Becca (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Telatha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Jimmie (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Maud (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). This family is found with the last name of Timelton in the 1900 census.

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 207 (Elk Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated February 6, 1920), L. C. Templeton is listed as the head of the household for house #126, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Joan (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Telytha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Maggie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Maud (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Grase (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    The children of RALEIGH SHAVER and MAUDE TEMPLETON are:

    1. PAUL SHAVER, b. Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul Shaver was born in Boyd County to Maud Templeton.
    2. DECK SHAVER, b. Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul Shaver was born in Boyd County to Joann M. Templeton.
    3. DELORES SHAVER, b. Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul Shaver was born in Morgan County to Maud J. Templeton.
    4. DEAN SHAVER, b. March 9, 1938, Elamton, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. March 10, 1938, Elamton, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Dry Cemetery in Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Dean Shaver died March 10, 1938 in Elamton from unknown causes, after living for only 9 hours. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Raleigh Shaver (b. Kentucky) and Maude Templeton (b. Kentucky, and the informant as Raleigh Shaver of Elamton, Kentucky.







KALA CANTRELL, daughter of JOHN KEATON CANTRELL and MARGARET "PEGGY" SMITH, was born about 1832 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died in July of 1869 in Paint, Morgan County, Kentucky. She married JOHN M. SMITH on September 25, 1853 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born about 1833 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died after 1880.

Notes: John Smith was reportedly the son of Henry and Elizabeth Keeton Smith, and he reportedly lived from March 20, 1838 to May 20, 1911. If true, he was the brother of Catherine Smith and Elijah Smith.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Kaley Cantrel (single, b. Morgan County, resident of Morgan County, age 22) married John Smith (single, b. Morgan County, resident of Morgan County, age 20) on September 25, 1853 in Morgan County. William Burke was the Baptist Minister.

According to Kentucky death records, Caley Smith died in July of 1869 in Paint, Morgan County, from consumption at the age of 35.

On page 51 of the 1860 census for District 1 in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 12, 1860), John Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #312, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Kala (born in Kentucky, age 27), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 5), John M. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Samantha (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 2 of the 1870 census for Precinct 7 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 8, 1870), John Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #10, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Henry (born in Kentucky, age 16), John M. (born in Kentucky, age 14), Samantha (born in Kentucky, age 10), Elisha (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Richard (born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to John's father and step-mother, Henry and Mary Dulin Smith.

On page 14 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 23 & 24, 1880), John Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #272, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Semantha (daughter, single, keeping house, born in Kentucky, age 21), Elisha (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Richard (son, born in Kentucky, age 15). They are living next to son John.

    The children of KALA CANTRELL and JOHN SMITH are:

    1. HENRY SMITH, b. 1855, Kentucky.
    2. JOHN MAHAN "MAHAN" SMITH, b. November 6, 1856, Paint, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 19, 1923, Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (1) EDA ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" SMITH, m. (2) TERRESSA "TEZY" SMITH.
    3. SAMANTHA SMITH, b. December 6, 1859, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. June 15, 1932, Flat Woods, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Woodsbend, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM L. JACKSON "JACK" WRIGHT.
    4. ELISHA SMITH, b. April 1864, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 22, 1929, Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARANDA JANE "JANE" SMITH, m. (2) ELLEN D. BOLIN.
    5. RICHARD SMITH, b. June 1868, Kentucky, d. October 8, 1945, Glo, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Glo, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. (1) ROSEANNE CORDEALY YOUNG, m. (2) ELLEN PRICE.

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







ELISHA SMITH, son of KALA CANTRELL and JOHN M. SMITH, was born April of 1864 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died January 22, 1929 in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hill Cemetery in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky. He married (1) MARANDA JANE "JANE" SMITH, daughter of ELIZABETH CONLEY and ELIJAH "RIDGE" SMITH, January 9, 1887 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was born in February of 1866 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died before 1904. He married (2) ELLEN D. BOLIN, daughter of SAMUEL WILKEN "WILKEN" BOLIN and CATHERINE SMITH, about 1904. She was born May 4, 1875 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died May 10, 1944 in Lacey, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Millard Bradley Cemetery in Lacey, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Ellen D. Bolin was the sister of Rufus B. Bolin and Millard Bolin.

Samuel Wilken Bolin was the brother of Caleb Bailey Bowling and Perry Lyon Bolin.

Catherine Smith was the sister of Elijah Smith and reportedly the brother of John Smith.

The parentage of the children in this family is hard to determine for sure, because of the 1910 census. In 1910 there are 5 children in the house under the age of 5 and Ellen claims that she is the mother of 2 children and has been married for 6 years. The names of the children match the names in the 1900 census, for the most part, so it appears that the ages of some are wrong in 1910.

Ellen's family's last name has been spelled Bolen, Bolin, Bowlin, and Bowling in various census reports.

According to his death certificate, Samuel Wilkie Bolin died June 9, 1928 in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, from old age. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Virginia, his birth date as October 31, 1843, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Henry Bolin (b. Virginia) and Nellie Blankenship (b. Virginia), the informant as Escal Holbrook of Dingus, and the burial place as Williams Cemetery.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Elisha Smith married Maranda Smith on January 9, 1887 in Morgan County.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Elisha Smith was buried in Hill Cemetery in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his death certificate, Elisha Smith died January 22, 1929 in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, from the flu and tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Morgan County, his age as 65, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John M. Smith (b. Morgan County) and Kalie Cantrell (b. Morgan County), the informant as Willie Smith of Dingus, and the burial place as Williams Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Elisha Smith died January 22, 1929 in Morgan County at the age of 65.

According to her death certificate, Ellen Bolin Smith died May 10, 1944 in Lacey, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from breast cancer. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, her birth date as May 4, 1875 her marital status as widow, her parents as S. W. Bolin (b. Virginia) and Catherine Smith (b. Kentucky), the informant as J. H. Bolin of Lacey, Kentucky, and the burial place as Milard Bradley Cemetery [sic].

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ellen Smith died May 10, 1944 in Magoffin County at the age of 69. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

On page 13 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Elk Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), Saml. W. Bowling is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Catharine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Ellen D. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Perry P. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), James U. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Tilden (son, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, age 1 month). Samuel's parents, Henry and Ellen Blankenship Bolin, are in house #154. Samuel's parents' names are found on his brother Perry's death certificate.

On page 32 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Elisha Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #264, he's a farmer, born in April of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Jane (wife, born in February of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 5 are still living, age 24), Lissa (daughter, born in February of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Jackie (son, born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Minnie (daughter, born in April of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), Sarah (daughter, born in July of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Franklin (son, born in June of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 35 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1900), Wilken Bolin is listed as the head of the household for house #292, he's a farmer, born in October of 1844 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 27 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Catherine (wife, born in August of 1847 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 52), Ellen D. (daughter, single, does housework, born in July of 1875 in Kentucky, age 24), Henry H. (father, widowed, born in March of 1811 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 89), Leander (son, born in March of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Rufus (son, born in April of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), James H. (son, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), and Millard (son, born in December of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7).

On pages 18 & 19 of the 1910 census for District 149 (Coffee) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Lishe Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 35), Leander (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 month), and Mertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 month). They are living next to son Jack and Ellen's parents are living on the other side of him.

On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 207 (Elk Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated February 5, 1920), Lish Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Ellen (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50), Warn (son, born in Kentucky, age 18 [hard to read]), Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 23 of the 1930 census for District 88-17 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Willie Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #83, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 21), and Ellen Smith (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 51).

On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 77-4B in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1940), Willie Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #88, he's a laborer doing road construction for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, no formal education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 29), Lonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Buford (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Wandelene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Felcie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Ellen Smith (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, no formal education, age 65).

    The children of ELISHA SMITH and JANE SMITH are:

    1. MALISSA ELIZABETH SMITH, b. February 11, 1888, Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 5, 1959, Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. BEN F. BOLIN.
    2. JACK SMITH, b. March 8, 1891, Kentucky, d. September 26, 1974, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. RENA MCGUIRE.
    3. MINNIE SMITH, April 1895, Kentucky, d. February 1906, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Minnie Smith, daughter of Elisha (b. Morgan County) and Jane (b. Morgan County) Smith, died in February of 1906 in Morgan County at the age of 10. No cause of death is listed.
    4. SARAH C. SMITH, b. May 7, 1897, Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. June 25, 1967, Rowan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. NOAH WRIGHT.
    5. FRANKLIN SMITH, b. August 1, 1899, Kentucky, d. May 28, 1996, West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. GRACIE PACK.

    The children of ELISHA SMITH and ELLEN BOLIN are:

    1. LEANDER SMITH, b. March 31, 1906, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. December 8, 1927, Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Leander Smith died December 8, 1927 from "Paralysis, General From Hemorrhage." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Morgan County, his birth date as March 31, 1906, his marital status as single, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Elisha Smith (b. Morgan County) and Ellen Bolin (b. Kentucky), the informant as Dennie Pack of Dingus, Kentucky, and the burial place as Williams Graveyard.
    2. MYRTLE SMITH, b. July 4, 1909, Kentucky, d. February 1, 1987, Rowan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (1) WILLIE B. CANTRELL, m. (2) WILLIAM HENRY "HENRY" BOLIN.







JOHN KEATON CANTRELL, son of JOHN KEATON CANTRELL and MARGARET "PEGGY" SMITH, was born in June of 1830 in Paint Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky, and died after 1910 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH SALYER on January 14, 1850 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in June of 1834 in Paint Creek, Morgan County, Kentucky, died February 20, 1921 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in E. L. Cantrell Cemetery in Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Elizabeth Salyer's parents were reportedly Joseph Salyer and Sarah Salyer.

John Cantrell claims to having been born in June of 1833 in the 1900 census, but it appears that he was in the 1830 census.

John and Elizabeth Salyer Cantrell raised their grandson, Alonzo, as their own. See notes under their son Elijah.

In 1900, John and Elizabeth's grandson, Alonzo, is found living with them. In 1910 John Cantrell is found living in the home of Alonzo, and is listed as Alonzo's grandfather, and he's also found to be widowed. Lizza Cantrell is living in the same home, but she is listed as being being Alonzo's mother and widowed. In 1920, Elizabeth is found living in the home of her son, Elijah, and is listed as being his mother. John reportedly died in 1919 in Morgan County.

John Cantrell was in Co. A, 7th Battalion in the Confederate Cavalry during the Civil War.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Cantrell married Elizabeth Salyers on January 14, 1850 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Elizabeth Salyer Cantrell died February 20, 1921 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "No attending Physician (Infermities due to old age)." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as 1825, her marital status as widowed, her father as Mr. Salyer (b. Kentucky), her mother's maiden name as "Can not find out" (b. unknown), the informant as Irvin Doolin of Dingus, Kentucky, and the burial place as E. L. Cantrell Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Elizabeth Cantrell died February 20, 1921 in Morgan County at the age of 96.

On page 81 of the 1850 census for Morgan County, Kentucky (dated August 31, 1850), John Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #524, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 20 years old. Also listed is Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 18). They are living next to John's parents.

On pages 51 & 52 of the 1860 census for District 1 in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 12, 1860), John Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #313, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 25), Joseph (born in Kentucky, age 7), Asa (born in Kentucky, age 6), Reece (male, born in Kentucky, age 4), Selvania (born in Kentucky, age 2), and July (born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

On pages 5 & 6 of the 1870 census for Precinct 7 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 9, 1870), John Cantrill is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 40), Joseph (born in Kentucky, age 16), Asa (born in Kentucky, age 16), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 14), Sylvania (born in Kentucky, age 11), Julia A. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 6), Rachael (born in Kentucky, age 5), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 3), Victoria (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Eliza (female, born in April of 1870 in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 2 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1880), John Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #176, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 49), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Henry C. (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 16), Huldah J. Cantrell (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 17), Victoria (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Elijah (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On pages 8 & 9 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), John Sen Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, born in June of 1833 in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, married for 51 years, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in June of 1834 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 51 years, she's given birth to 14 children and 9 are still living, age 66), and Lonza (grandson, born in July of 1887 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12). They are living next to son Elijah.

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 149 (Coffee) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Lonza Cantrel is listed as the head of the household for house #104, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 20 years old. Also listed are Lida (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), John W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Lizza Cantrel (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 14 children and 10 are still living, age 70), and John Cantrel (grandfather, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 73).

On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 205 (Coffee Creek) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 12, 1920), Eliga Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #88, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Margret Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Lula (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Monroe (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Shell (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Betsie Cantrell (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 94.

    The children of JOHN CANTRELL and ELIZABETH SALYER are:

    1. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. 1853, Kentucky, d. before 1889, m. CATHERINE "KATIE" SMITH.
    2. ASA CANTRELL, b. 1854, Kentucky.
    3. SYRISSA CANTRELL, b. January 10, 1856, Kentucky, d. March 25, 1938, Pendleton, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. JOHN M. DULIN.
    4. SYLVANIA CANTRELL, b. July 10, 1858, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. July 3, 1933, Nero, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CALEB BAILEY "BAILEY" BOWLING.
    5. JULIA A. CANTRELL, b. December 25, 1861, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1929, Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. LEWIS HENRY "HENRY" SMITH.
    6. HENRY C. "PERK" CANTRELL, b. January 1863, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. November 5, 1948, buried in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (1) HULDA J. DULIN, m. (2) LOUSINA JENKINS.
    7. RACHEL CANTRELL, b. 1865, Kentucky.
    8. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, b. 1867, Sandlick, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. March 17, 1950, West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM GAMBLE.
    9. VICTORIA CANTRELL, b. June 1868, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. October 12, 1933, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, m. ALONZO GAMBILL.
    10. ELIJAH L. CANTRELL, b. April 1870, Kentucky, d. September 14, 1935, Pendleton, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Morgan County, Kentucky, m. MARGARET ANN BOLIN.

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







HENRY C. "PERK" CANTRELL, son of JOHN KEATON CANTRELL and ELIZABETH SALYER, was born in January of 1863 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died November 5, 1948, and is buried in Lige Cantrell Cemetery in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky. He married (1) HULDA J. DULIN, daughter of BASIL DULIN and BERTHENA BLANTON, about 1880. She was born in February of 1861 in Kentucky. He married (2) LOUSINA JENKINS, daughter of JAMES HARVEY JENKINS and AMANDA B. JENKINS, about 1903. She was born December 11, 1880 in Kentucky, died April 5, 1966 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and is buried in Lige Cantrell Cemetery in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Hulda J. Dulin was the sister of Nathan Dulin, Susannah Dulin, and John M. Dulin.

Lousina Jenkins was the sister of John M. Jenkins and Ben Edward "Ed" Jenkins.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Henry Cantrell lived from March 6, 1868 to November 5, 1948, and was buried in Lige Cantrell Cemetery in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, and that Lousina Cantrell lived from December 11, 1880 to April 5, 1966, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lou Cantrell was born December 11, 1880, and died April 15, 1966. She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Lou J. Cantrell was born about 1881, and died April 5, 1966 in Southern Hills Hospital in Portsmouth, Scioto County, at the age of 85. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 8 of the 1870 census for Precinct 7 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated August 8, 1870), Basil Doolan is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Berthena (born in Kentucky, age 49), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 22), Nathan (born in Kentucky, age 19), John (born in Kentucky, age 17), Susan (born in Kentucky, age 15), Lucinda (born in Kentucky, age 13), Sarah E. (born in Kentucky, age 10), and Huldah J. (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 2 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1880), John Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #176, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 49), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Henry C. (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 16), Huldah J. Cantrell (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 17), Victoria (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Elijah (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On pages 9 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 5, 1900), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #72, he's a farmer, born in January of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Huldy (wife, born in February of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 39), John (son, born in February of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Bethany (daughter, born in April of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Elizabeth (daughter, born in June of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Arnet (son, born in November of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Lonza (son, born in January of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Adda (son, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Stella (daughter, born in January of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), and Liza (daughter, born in January of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1900 census for District 115 (Lincoln) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated June 8, 1930), James H. Jenkins is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a farmer, born in November of 1852 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mandey (wife, born in January of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 46), John M. (son, single, farm laborer, born in March of 1873 in Kentucky, age 27), James H. (son, single, farm laborer, born in August of 1876 in Kentucky, age 23), Arminta (daughter, single, housekeeper, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, age 40 [mistake]), Lucina (daughter, born in December of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Clinton (son, born in March of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), and Ben E. (son, born in November of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9).

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1910 census for District 149 (Coffee) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1910), Henry Cantrel is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Lier [hard to read] (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 28), Lonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Stella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Julia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Prudie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 9 & 10 of the 1920 census for District 205 (Coffee Creek) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 10, & 12, 1920), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Loucine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Julia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Prudie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Clinton (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Sam (son, born in Kentucky, age 6 years 11 months), Polly (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), and Earney (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 10 months).

On page 30 of the 1930 census for District 88-17 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1930), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #20, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Lou (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 48), Clinton (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Sam (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Polly (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ernie (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Harvey (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Mandy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 30 of the 1940 census for District 88-17 in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1940), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #241, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 76 years old. Also listed are Lou (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 57), Mandie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Sam (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 26), and Harvey (son, born in Kentucky, age 19).

    The children of PERK CANTRELL and HULDA DULIN are:

    1. JOHN CANTRELL, b. February 1882, Kentucky, d. after 1910, m. MARY ADAMS.
    2. BETHANA "SIS" CANTRELL, b. April 20, 1883, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1973, Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) SAMUEL WRIGHT, m. (2) SAMUEL BRACKEN "BRACKEN" SALYER.
    3. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, b. June 8, 1886, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 20, 1932, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOSEPH LOYD ADAMS.
    4. ARNETT CANTRELL, b. November 4, 1888, Kentucky, d. July 31, 1963, Jeptha, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Jeptha, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. POLLIE CANTRELL.
    5. ALONZO CANTRELL, b. January 17, 1890, Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 1, 1965, Kentucky, m. (1) JINEEZIE HOWARD, m. (2) VIRGIE ELLEN PENLEY.
    6. ADDA CANTRELL, b. January 1894, Kentucky.
    7. STELLA CANTRELL, b. January 1896, Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. April 15, 1940, Fleming, Letcher County, Kentucky, buried in Letcher County, Kentucky, m. LEVI ADAMS.
    8. ELIZA J. CANTRELL, b. June 1899, Kentucky.
    9. BASIL CANTRELL, b. July 17, 1901, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. March 21, 1970, Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. NANCY MARGARET "MARGARET" ROSEBERRY.

    The children of PERK CANTRELL and LOUSINA JENKINS are:

    1. WILLIE B. CANTRELL, b. December 25, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 22, 1983, West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MYRTLE SMITH.
    2. JULIA CANTRELL, b. September 17, 1906, Kentucky, d. July 31, 1984, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. LONNIE FYFFE.
    3. PRUDIE ANN CANTRELL, b. October 30, 1908, Kentucky, d. August 30, 1993, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. GEORGE THURMAN "THURMAN" WRIGHT.
    4. CLINTON CANTRELL, b. 1911, Kentucky.
    5. SAM CANTRELL, b. January 9, 1914, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sam Cantrell was born January 9, 1914 in Morgan County to Lou Jenkins.
    6. POLLY C. CANTRELL, b. February 19, 1915, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. July 26, 1982, Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Crockett, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. HALLICK CANTRELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Polly Cantrell was born February 19, 1915 in Morgan County to Loien Jenkins.
      According to her obituary, Polly C. Cantreil Cantrell (age 68), daughter of the late Henry and Lou Jenkins Cantrell, was a resident of Whetstone Road in Greenup, Kentucky. He was born February 19, 1914 in Morgan County, died July 26, 1982 at home, and was buried in Crockett, Kentucky. She was survived by her husband, Hallick Cantrell; 4 sons, Chester Cantrell (of Troy, Ohio), Orville Cantrell (Greenup), David Cantrell (Greenup), and Johnny Ray Cantrell (Delaware, Ohio); 6 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Davis (Westerville, Ohio), Mrs. Virgie Lou Farris (Laura, Ohio), Mrs. Gertrude Hunt (Marion, Ohio), Mrs. Versie Miller (Fletcher, Ohio), Mrs. Mabel Valdez (Pataskala, Ohio), and Mrs. Virginia Ruth Evans (Troy, Ohio); 3 brothers, Harvey Cantrell (Greenup), Sam Cantrell (Russell, Kentucky), and Clinton Cantrell (Brodsaw, West Virginia); 2 sisters, Mrs. Julia Fyffe (Keaton, Kentucky) and Mrs. Prudie Wright (Dingus, Kentucky); 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    7. ERNIE CANTRELL, b. 1917, Kentucky.
    8. ELIJAH CANTRELL, b. July 19, 1919, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. July 25, 1919, Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Elijah Cantrell Cemetery, Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eliga Cantrell was born July 19, 1919 in Morgan County to Lou Jenkins.
      According to his death certificate, Eliga Cantrell Jr. died July 25, 1919 in Silverhill from hives. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as H. P. Cantrell (b. Kentucky) and Lou Jenkins (b. Kentucky), and the informant as H. P. Cantrell of Ohphir, Kentucky.
    9. HARVEY CANTRELL, b. 1920, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harvey Cantrell was born in Morgan County to Lou Jenkins.
    10. MANDY CANTRELL, b. 1923, Kentucky.

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







ELIZABETH E. "BETTY" CANTRELL, daughter of HENRY C. "PERK" CANTRELL and HULDA J. DULIN, was born June 8, 1886 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died January 20, 1932 in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JOSEPH LLOYD ADAMS, son of NOBLE ADAMS and FRANCES JANE "JANE" ROWLAND, October 25, 1990. He was born July 28, 1880 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died April 1, 1959 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. Joseph Adams married (2) FRONA CANTRELL.

Notes: Betty Cantrell's sister, Stella, married Joseph Adams' brother, Levi. Joseph Adams was also the brother of Mary Adams.

When Joseph Loyd Adams' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Ophir, Morgan County, that his closest relative was Bettie Adams of Ophir, and that he was born July 28, 1880. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

According to her death certificate, Betty Cantrill Adams died January 20, 1932 in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, from mitral regurgitation. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, her birth date as June 8, 1886, her marital status as married, her husband as Joe Adams, her parents as Henry Cantrill (b. Morgan County) and Hulda Doolan (b. Morgan County), the informant as Lonza Cantrill of Paintsville, Kentucky, and was buried in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Betty Adams died January 20, 1932 in Johnson County at the age of 41.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Joseph L. Adams was born about 1881, and died April 1, 1959 in Chillicothe, Ross County, at the age of 78. He was married at the time of his death.

On page 6 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Noble Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farmer, born in April of 1845 in Kentucky, father born unknown, mother born in Virginia, married for 28 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Francis (wife, born in March of 1851 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 7 are still living, age 49), Mary (daughter, single, does housework, born in January of 1877 in Kentucky, age 23), Joseph (son, born in July of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Sarah (daughter, born in April of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Liza (daughter, born in August of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Levi (son, born in June of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), and Nancy (daughter, born in October of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 150 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 23 & 25, 1910), Joseph Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Betta E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 23), Mary L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), John L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Audie (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 205 (Coffee Creek) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 14 & 15, 1920), Joe Adams 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 40 years old. Also listed are Bettie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Autie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Moxey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Darel (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Vergie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 36 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21 & 22, 1930), Joe Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #324, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Bettie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 44), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dearl (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Virgil (son, born in Kentuckya, age 11), Basle (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Virle [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 53 of the 1940 census for District 71-7 (Concord Township) in Ross County, Ohio (dated April 18, 1940), Joe Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #202, he's a laborer doing road construction, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, and his age is blank. Also listed are Fronie (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 59), Ovie Blair (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ozzie Blair (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Guss Blair (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Oaklan (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Basie Adams (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Viola Adams (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Lloyd Adams (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    The children of ELIZABETH CANTRELL and JOSEPH ADAMS are:

    1. HULDA JANE ADAMS, 1902, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. November 26, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky. Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Hulda J. Adams, daughter of Jos. and Hulda Adams died November 26, 1904 in Johnson County at the age of 2. Her birthplace is listed as Morgan County.
    2. VERA LIZZIE ADAMS, b. December 6, 1903, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. February 3, 1980, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. (1) SHADRACK WALTER "WALTER" CONLEY, m. (2) (unknown first name) RUSSELL.
    3. AUDIE ARNETT ADAMS, b. April 24, 1908, Kentucky, d. March 5, 1993, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. (1) ZELPHIA WILLIAMS, m. (2) PHOEBE SMITH.
    4. ELIZA MAXIE "MAXIE" ADAMS, b. June 14, 1910, Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. April 15, 1998, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES CANTRELL.
    5. HENRY E. ADAMS, b. May 24, 1913, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Henry E. Adams was born May 24, 1913 in Morgan County to Bettie Cantrell.
    6. DARRELL ADAMS, b. March 29, 1916, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dearl Adams was born March 29, 1916 in Morgan County to Bettie Cantrill.
    7. VIRGIL V. ADAMS, b. December 28, 1918, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Vergie V. Adams was born December 28, 1918 in Morgan County to Bettie Cantrell.
    8. ESTILL ADAMS, b. 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Estill Adams was born in Johnson County to Elizabeth Cautrill.
    9. BASIL R. ADAMS, b. 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 1996.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Basic R. Adams was born in Johnson County to Bettie Cantrill.
    10. VIOLA MARGARET ADAMS, b. June 25, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. 2000, m. (unknown first name) ARMENTROUT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Viola Margette Adams was born June 25, 1926 in Johnson County to Betty E. Cantrell.
    11. LOYD E. ADAMS, b. 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Loyd E. Adams was born in Johnson County to Betty Cantrell.

    (This information comes from Pamela Conley Jackson, Elisha Stambaugh Salyer, and other sources)







ELZIRA LEMASTER, daughter of BENJAMIN F. LEMASTER and SARAH EMILY "EMILY" SMITH, was born August 5, 1890 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died November 26, 1913 in Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Williams Cemetery in Morgan County, Kentucky. She married LEVI ADAMS, son of NOBLE ADAMS and FRANCES JANE "JANE" ROWLAND, November 9, 1910 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born June 8, 1888 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died July 7, 1963 in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fleming - Neon Cemetery in Letcher County, Kentucky. Levi Adams married (2) STELLA CANTRELL, daughter of HENRY C. "PERK" CANTRELL and HULDA J. DULIN, May 13, 1914 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was born January 17, 1896 in Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, died April 15, 1940 in Fleming, Letcher County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fleming - Neon Cemetery in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Notes: Stella Cantrell's sister, Betty, married Levi Adams' brother, Joseph. Levi Adams was also the brother of Mary Adams.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Lezira Lemaster married Levi Adams on November 9, 1910 in Morgan County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Stella Cantrill married Levi Adams on May 13, 1914 in Morgan County.

When Levi Adams' World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a coal miner in Van Lear, Johnson County, that he was married, and that he was born June 8, 1890 in Morgan County, Kentucky. 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 her death certificate, Elzira Lemaster Adams died November 26, 1913 in Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, her birth date as August 5, 1890, her marital status as married, her parents as B. L. Lemaster (b. Morgan County) and Elma Lemaster (b. Morgan County), the informant as Jim Lemaster of Mima, and the burial place as Williams Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alzira Adams died November 26, 1913 in Morgan County at the age of 23.

Information found on findagrave.com Stella and Levi Adams were both buried in Fleming - Neon Cemetery in Letcher County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to her death certificate, Stella Cantrell Adams died April 15, 1940 in Fleming from a cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertension. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, her birth date as January 27, 1896, her marital status as married, her husband as Levi Adams, her parents as Henry Cantrell (b. Kentucky) and Hulda Dula (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Levi Adams of Fleming, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Stella Adams died April 15, 1940 in Letcher County at the age of 44. She was living in Letcher County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Levi Adams died July 7, 1963 in Whitesburg Memorial Hospital in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Obstructive lesion of duodenum; R.O. carcinoma." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as June 8, 1888, his marital status as married, his occupation as unknown, his parents as Nobel Adams and Jane Rollin, the informant as medical records, and the burial place as Fleming Cemetery in Fleming, Kentucky.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Levi Adams was born October 15, 1888, and died in July of 1963. 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, Levi Adams died July 7, 1963 in Letcher County at the age of 75. He was living in Letcher County at the time of his death.

On page 6 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Noble Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farmer, born in April of 1845 in Kentucky, father born unknown, mother born in Virginia, married for 28 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Francis (wife, born in March of 1851 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 7 are still living, age 49), Mary (daughter, single, does housework, born in January of 1877 in Kentucky, age 23), Joseph (son, born in July of 1890 in Kentucky, age 19), Sarah (daughter, born in April of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Liza (daughter, born in August of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Levi (son, born in June of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), and Nancy (daughter, born in October of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 25 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 7, 1910), Levi Adams is found living with his mother in the home of his widowed sister. Sarah M. Curtis is listed as the head of the household for house #182, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, and she's 27 years old. Also listed are William N. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), Cymanthe J. [Samantha] (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Golda M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), Flora B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), Rosa A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), Jane Adams (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 59), Levi Adams (brother, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), and Nancy B. Adams (sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 30 of the 1920 census for District 10 (Painter Haire) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated May 18, 1920), Levy Adams is listed as the head of the household for family #178, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), and Clide (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 6 months).

On page 25 of the 1940 census for District 67-5 (Fleming) in Letcher County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1940), Levi Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #207, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Stella (wife, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 44), Clyde (son, single, new worker, born in Kentucky, age 22), Marshall (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Paul Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Cassie Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

    The child of ELZIRA LEMASTER and LEVI ADAMS is:

    1. EMMA JANE ADAMS, b. October 29, 1911, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. June 12, 1916, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Emma Jane Adams died June 12, 1916 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, from whooping cough and bronchopneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, Kentucky, her birth date as October 29, 1911, her parents as Levi Adams (b. Morgan County) and Elzira Lemaster (b. Morgan County), the informant as John Adams of Fuget, Kentucky, and the burial place as Lemaster Cemetery.

    The children of STELLA CANTRELL and LEVI ADAMS are:

    1. ELMER ADAMS, b. February 24, 1915, Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. March 1, 1915, Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Smith Cemetery, Mima, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elmer Adams was born February 24, 1915 in Morgan County to Stella Cantrill.
      According to his death certificate, Elmer Adams died March 1, 1915 in Morgan County from "no physician in attendance, supposed to be spinal." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Mima, his birth date as February 24, 1915, his parents as Levi Adams (b. Morgan County) and Stella Cantrill (b. Mima), and the informant as Levi Adams of Mima.
    2. OLLIE ADAMS, b. March 24, 1916, Kentucky, d. May 23, 1916, Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Cantrell Cemetery, Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Ollie Adams died May 23, 1916 in Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, from whooping cough. Also on this certificate, her birth date as March 24, 1916, her parents as Levi Adams (b. Kentucky) and Stella Cantrell (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Levi Adams of Ophir.
    3. CLELLIE CLYDE ADAMS, b. July 11, 1917, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. 1995.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clellie C. Adams was born July 11, 1917 in Morgan County to Stella Cantrill.
    4. LLOYD ADAMS, b. March 4, 1920, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 11, 1920, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Cap Collins Cemetery, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Lloyd Adams died March 11, 1920 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from complications of a premature birth and others in the home having the flu. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as March 4, 1920, his parents as Levi Adams (b. Kentucky) and Stella Cantrill (b. Kentucky), and the informant as John Adams of Van Lear.
    5. JAMES MARSHALL ADAMS, b. 1921, Kentucky, d. 1974.
    6. LIZZIE ANN ADAMS, b. January 21, 1923, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. 2000.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lizzie A. Adams was born January 21, 1923 in Floyd County to Stella Cantrell.
    7. LOUIS P. ADAMS, b. 1925, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Louis P. Adams was born in Floyd County to Stella Cantrell.
    8. DANIEL J. ADAMS, b. November 16, 1927, Letcher County, Kentucky, d. January 5, 1929, Neon, Letcher County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Daniel J. Adams was born November 16, 1927 in Letcher County to Stella Cantrell.
      According to his death certificate, Daniel Jr. Adams died January 5, 1929 in Neon from broncho pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birth date is listed as November 16, 1927, his parents as Levi Adams (b. Kentucky) and Stella Cantrell (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Levi Adams of Neon, Kentucky.
    9. DELPHA MAE ADAMS, b. November 26, 1929, Neon, Letcher County, Kentucky, d. October 24, 1930, Neon, Letcher County, Kentucky, buried in Fleming, Letcher County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Delpha Mae Adams died October 24, 1930 in Neon from complications of a history of diarrhea. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Neon, her birth date as November 26, 1929, her parents as Levi Adams (b. Kentucky) and Stella Cantrell (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Levi Adams of Neon, Kentucky.
    10. PAUL EDWARD ADAMS, b. 1932, Letcher County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul E. Adams was born in Letcher County to Stella Cantrell.
    11. ESTELL ADAMS, b. August 15, 1933, Neon, Letcher County, Kentucky, d. August 15, 1933, Neon, Letcher County, Kentucky, buried in Fleming, Letcher County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Estell Adams was born in Letcher County to Stella Cantrell.
      According to her death certificate, Estell Adams was stillborn on August 15, 1933 in Neon. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Levi Adams (b. Johnson County) and Stella Cantrell (b. Morgan County), and the informant as Levi Adams of Neon, Kentucky.
    12. FLOYD VIRGIL ADAMS, b. November 23, 1934, Letcher County, Kentucky, d. 1999.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Floyd V. Adams was born in Letcher County to Stella Cantrell.
    13. MYRTLE M. ADAMS, b. 1936, Letcher County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myrtle M. Adams was born in Letcher County to Stella Cantrell.
    14. CASSIE JANE ADAMS, b. 1940, Kentucky.

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







FRANCES J. "FRANKIE" CANTRELL, daughter of JOHN KEATON CANTRELL and MARGARET "PEGGY" SMITH, was born about 1835 in Kentucky, and died before 1900. She married MILES MONTGOMERY, son of JOHN MONTGOMERY and MARTHA FLANNERY, October 17, 1850 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born in February of 1826 in Kentucky, and died after 1900.

Notes: When Miles' brother Samuel died, his parents were listed as John Montgomery and Martha Flanery [Martha Flannery] on his death certificate. Their mother's name has also been reported as Sarah Flannery.

According to his death certificate, Samuel Montgomery died August 16, 1911 in Floyd County, Kentucky, from an intestinal obstruction. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, Kentucky, his birth date as 1837, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Montgomery (b. Virginia) and Martha Flanery (b. Virginia), the informant as Crit Montgomery of Middle Creek, Kentucky, and the burial place as Middle Creek.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Frankey Canterel married Miles Montgomery on October 17, 1850 in Morgan County.

On page 69 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 18, 1860), Miles Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #470, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Franka (born in Kentucky, age 25), John (born in Kentucky, age 8), Letha (born in Kentucky, age 7), Malissa (born in Kentucky, age 4), Margarett (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Benj. [Benjamin] (born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 14 of the 1870 census for Precinct 2 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 27, 1870), Miles Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Franky (born in Kentucky, age 34), John (born in Kentucky, age 18), Lettie (born in Kentucky, age 16), Melissa (born in Kentucky, age 14), Margarett (born in Kentucky, age 11), Benjamin (born in Kentucky, age 9), James A. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Vinetta (born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 8 of the 1880 census for District 64 (Precinct 2 - Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1880), M. Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #265, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Franky (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Lettie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Plynette (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Farish (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 28 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), Lee Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #242, he's a dry good salesman, born in [unreadable month] of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in November of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 31), Kennel (son, born in December of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Alafare (daughter, born in March of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Oliver (son, born in October of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Chester (son, born in September of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Hester (daughter, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Lettie (sister, single, not working, born in April of 1860 in Kentucky, age 40), and Miles (father, widowed, not working, born in February of 1826 in Kentucky, father born in East Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 74).

    The children of FRANKIE CANTRELL and MILES MONTGOMERY are:

    1. JOHN MONTGOMERY, b. January 17, 1852, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. before 1900, m. KALA LEMASTER.
    2. LETTIE MONTGOMERY, b. May 8, 1853, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Lettie Montgomery is found single and living with her brother Lee in 1900, along with their widowed father.
      According to Kentucky birth records, Letty Montgomery was born May 8, 1853 in Raccoon, Morgan County, to Miles Montgomery and Franky J. Canteral.
    3. MALISSA J. MONTGOMERY, b. August 28, 1855, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. December 15, 1914, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. HIRAM GILLIAM, 1880. He was b. 1865, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Malisa J. Montgomery was born August 28, 1855 in "Raccoon Licking," Morgan County, to Miles Montgomery and Frances Cantrel.
      According to her death certificate, Malissa Montgomery Gilliam died December 15, 1914 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as "cannot find out 1864," her marital status as married, her parents as Miles Montgomery (b. Kentucky) and Frankie Cantrell (b. Kentucky), the informant as "Secured by Local Registrar," and the burial place as Gilliam graveyard.
      On page 15 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Hiram Gilum is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in an unknown month in 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 20 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Molissa (wife, born in August of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 33).
    4. MARGARET "PEGGY" MONTGOMERY, b. October 7, 1858, Kentucky, d. November 9, 1925, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ELI TACKETT.
    5. BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, b. May 1861, Kentucky, d. after 1940, m. SARAH E. GILLAM.
    6. LEE MONTGOMERY, b. 1864, Kentucky, d. before 1909, m. MARGARET MONTGOMERY.
    7. JAMES ALVA "ALVA" MONTGOMERY, b. October 1864, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. VINETTA RISNER.
    8. VINETTA MONTGOMERY, b. April 13, 1873, Kentucky, d. May 18, 1928, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Coon Creek, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. GEORGE TACKETT.
    9. FARISH MONTGOMERY, b. 1875, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. SARAH SKAGGS.







SARAH CANTRELL, daughter of JOHN KEATON CANTRELL and MARGARET "PEGGY" SMITH, was born July 14, 1845 in Kentucky, died August 12, 1908, and is buried in Staver Smith Cemetery in White Oak Branch, Morgan County, Kentucky. She married ELIJAH SMITH, son of HENRY SMITH and ELIZABETH KEETON, February 10, 1866 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born October 4, 1843 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died March 18, 1935 in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Cantrell Cemetery in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Elijah Smith was the brother of Catherine Smith and reportedly the brother of John Smith.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Sarah Cantrell married Elijah Smith on February 10, 1866 in Morgan County.

Photos of their headstones (photo 2) found on bobbystuff.com shows that Sarah Smith, wife of Elijah Smith lived from July 14, 1845 to August 13, 1908, and was buried in Staver Smith Cemetery in White Oak Branch, Morgan County, Kentucky, and that Elijah Smith lived from October 4, 1843 to March 18, 1935, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his death certificate, Eligah Smith died March 18, 1935 in Dingus from a "paralettic stroke with old age." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Morgan County, his birth date as October 4, 1844, his occupation as farmer & pensioner, his marital status as widowed, his parents as Henry Smith (b. Kentucky) and Elizabeth Keeton (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Doll Smith of Dingus, Kentucky.

On page 81 of the 1850 census for Morgan County, Kentucky (dated August 31, 1850), Henry Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #522, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 30), Thomas (born in Kentucky, age 15), Elisha (born in Kentucky, age 13), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 10), Margarett (born in Kentucky, age 7), Elijah (born in Kentucky, age 4), and James (born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to the John Cantrell family.

On pages 1 & 2 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1880), Elijah Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #173, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, age 31), John M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Benjamin (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Sadia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Margaret Cantrell (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 87).

On page 32 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Elijah Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #261, he's a farmer, born in October of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 33 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in July of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 33 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 3 are still living, age 53), Martha (daughter, born in January of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), and David Smith (brother, single, not working, born in April of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 205 (Coffee Creek) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Ben Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #42, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Doll (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 38), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Kenis (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Eliga Smith (father, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 74).

On page 21 of the 1930 census for District 88-17 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Ben Smith is listed as the head of the household for house #71, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 50), Virgie (daughter, public school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 19), Nanie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Lige Smith (father, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in North Carolina, first married at 20, age 86).

    The children of SARAH CANTRELL and ELIJAH SMITH are:

    1. JOHN M. SMITH, b. September 15, 1868, Kentucky, d. March 15, 1932, Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARGARET JANE WRIGHT, m. (2) MAHULDA J. "HULDA" DULIN.
    2. HENRY SMITH, b. 1871, Kentucky.
    3. BENJAMIN F. SMITH, b. August 13, 1873, Ophir, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. September 7, 1954, West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, buried in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. DOLL S. BLANKENSHIP.
    4. MARY A. SMITH, b. July 24, 1876, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. October 24, 1876, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Mary A. Smith was born July 24, 1876 in Morgan County. Her father is listed as Elijah Smith, and her mother's maiden name as Cantrell.
      According to Kentucky death records, Mary A. Smith died October 24, 1876 in Morgan County at the age of 4 months. Her parents are listed as Elijah (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Smith (b. Kentucky).
    5. SADA SMITH, b. 1878, Kentucky, d. August 20, 1893, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Sada Smith died August 20, 1893 in Morgan County at the age of 16 from blood poisoning. Her parents are listed as Elijah (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Smith (b. Kentucky).
    6. MARTHA SMITH, b. January 1882, Kentucky.







FRANCES "FANNY" CANTRELL, daughter of JOHN KEATON CANTRELL and MARGARET "PEGGY" SMITH, was born in February of 1853 in Kentucky, and died after 1920. She married JOHN H. HOWARD, son of STEPHEN BOONE HOWARD and AMELIA ANN GORDON, January 6, 1870 in Morgan County, Kentucky. He was born about 1846 in Kentucky, and died before 1900.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Stephen B. Howard was born December 20, 1854 in Elkwater, Morgan County, to Stephen B. Howard and Amelia O. Gordon.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Frances Cantrill married John H. Howard on January 6, 1870 in Morgan County.

On page 48 of the 1850 census for Morgan County, Kentucky (dated August 20, 1850), Boon Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #308, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Amelia (born in Kentucky, age 32), John (born in Kentucky, age 4), Randall (born in Kentucky, age 1), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 1 month), Jamima Donithan (not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), and Stephen Gilbert (laborer, born in Kentucky, age 45).

On page 100 of the 1860 census for Division 2 in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated July 27, 1860), Boon Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #663, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Milly Ann (born in Kentucky, age 43), John (born in Kentucky, age 15), Richard (born in Kentucky, age 12), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 10), Lucy (born in Kentucky, age 7), Stephen B. (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Rachel (born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 2 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Fannie Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #15, she's a farmer, widowed, born in February of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, and she's 47 years old. Also listed are Alean (daughter, single, farm laborer, born in May of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Leannus (son, born in March of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), Moses (son, born in February of 1883 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Jincezie (daughter, born in March of 1886 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), and Lee (son, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On pages 13 & 14 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Fanny is found living in the home of her son. Lenis Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Fany (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 54), Aley (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Genezie (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Lee (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18). They are living next to son/brother Moses.

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Laines J. Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Fanny (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 65), and Ailey (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40). They are living next to son/brother Lee.

    The children of FANNY CANTRELL and JOHN HOWARD are:

    1. DRUCILLA HOWARD, b. November 1872, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 6, 1957, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FIELDEN H. HENSLEY.
    2. MARGARET "PEGGY" HOWARD, b. December 4, 1874, Kentucky, d. March 9, 1922, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) WILLIAM RISNER, m. (2) NEWELL CHAPMAN "CHAT" MONTGOMERY.
    3. ALEY HOWARD, b. May 1878, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 28, 1926, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lacy, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Aley Howard died November 28, 1926 in Flat Fork from bronchial pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as 1878, her marital status as single, her parents as John Howard (b. Magoffin County) and Fanie Cantrell (b. Morgan County), and the informant as Lee Howard of Paintsville, Kentucky.
    4. LAINES J. HOWARD, b. March 20, 1881, Kentucky, d. October 20, 1926, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Bloomington, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: When Laines Howard's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer, that his closest relative was Fannie Howard, and that he was born March 20, 1881. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark-colored hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."
      According to his death certificate, Leanis Howard died October 20, 1926 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from depression, psychosis, and insanity. Also on this certificate, his age is listed as 46, his marital status as single, his parents as John Howard (b. Kentucky) and Fannie Cantrell (b. Kentucky), and the informant as B. H. Wheeler of Lacey, Kentucky.
    5. MOSES HOWARD, b. February 4, 1883, Kentucky, d. March 23, 1920, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Bloomington, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MINTIE BELLE MONTGOMERY.
    6. JINEEZIE HOWARD, b. March 19, 1887, Magoffin County, Kentucky, January 8, 1926, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALONZO CANTRELL.
    7. LEE HOWARD, b. January 15, 1891, Nehemiah, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 3, 1961, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY ALICE "ALICE" MONTGOMERY.







MINTIE BELLE MONTGOMERY, daughter of KALA LEMASTER and JOHN MONTGOMERY, was born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, died in June of 1962, and is buried in Henry Adams Cemetery in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married (1) MOSES HOWARD, son of FRANCES "FANNY" CANTRELL and JOHN H. HOWARD, about 1905. He was born February 4, 1883 in Kentucky, died March 23, 1920 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Head of Coon Creek Cemetery in Coon Creek, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married (2) HENRY ADAMS.

Notes: The Mintie Montgomery who married Moses Howard has also been reported to be the daughter of Miles Montgomery and Callie Skaggs, but that Minnie is found still living with her parents in the 1910 census and Mintie Montgomery, the daughter of Kala Lemaster and John Montgomery, is married to Moses Howard.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) (photo 3) shows that Minnie Belle Montgomery Howard Adams lived from March of 1891 to June of 1962, was buried in Henry Adams Cemetery in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, that Henry Adams lived from April 6, 1881 to March 26, 1976, was buried in the same cemetery, and that Kernnie Adams lived from 1930 to 1944, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his death certificate, Moses Howard died March 23, 1920 in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from apoplexy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as February 4, 1883, his marital status as married, his parents as John Howard (b. Kentucky) and Fanny Cantril (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lee Howard of Elam, Kentucky, and the burial place as Howard Graveyard.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Moses Howard was buried in Howard Family Cemetery in Bloomington, Magoffin County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided. Howard Family Cemetery is also known as Head of Coon Creek Cemetery.

On page 2 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), Miles Montgomery is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a farmer, born in December of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Caley (wife, born in April 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), Minnia F. (daughter, born in September of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Clark (son, born in July of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Kennel (son, born in November of 1899 in Kentucky, age 6 months), Cale Montgomery (mother, widowed, born in May of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 47), Minta B. Montgomery (sister, born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9), and Guitan Montgomery (nephew, born in December of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Moses Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and his age us unreadable. Also listed are Mintie B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 2 are still living [hard to read], age 19), Fanny (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months). They are living next to Moses' mother and other family members.

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Mosses Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #25, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Minta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Fanny (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Bunk (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 2 months), and Lonnie M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1930), Henry Adams 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 24, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 13, age 39), Lee (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Bunk (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Virsa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Cassie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ilie [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Fedro (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3). The first 4 children are listed with the name of Adams but are from Minta's 1st marriage to Moses Howard.

On page 38 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1940), Henry Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #297, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Minnie B. (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 49), Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Curnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Carl (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Mary Alice Howard (sister-in-law [step-daughter], single, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, no formal education, age 22).

    The children of MINTIE MONTGOMERY and MOSES HOWARD are:

    1. FANNIE HOWARD, b. November 2, 1905, Kentucky, d. October 29, 1969, buried in Royalton, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) HARKLESS CAUDILL, m. (2) ALEX BAILEY, m. (3) KINDLE JOSEPH.
    2. LEE HOWARD, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    3. BUNK HOWARD, b. March 24, 1911, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bunk Howard was born March 24, 1911in Magoffin County to Minnie Montgomery.
    4. CARRIE MAY HOWARD, b. May 2, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 4, 1991, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio, m. ROCKEY HOWARD.
    5. MARY ALICE HOWARD, b. March 8, 1916, Lacey, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 24, 1980, Franklin County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary A. Howard was born February 11, 1916 in Magoffin County to [no first name] Montgomery.
      According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Mary Alice Howard was born March 8, 1916 in Lacey, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died in December of 1980. Her name was listed as Mary Alice Howard in February of 1965, and her parents are listed as Mintie B. Montgomery and Mose Howard.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Mary A. Howard was born about 1916 in Kentucky, and died December 24, 1980 in Doctors Hospital-West in Franklin County at the age of 64. She was never married and she was living in Mansfield, Richland County, at the time of her death.
    6. LONNIE MELVIN HOWARD, b. December 1, 1919, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Melvin Howard was born December 1, 1919 in Magoffin County to Mithel Montgomery.

    The children of MINTIE MONTGOMERY and HENRY ADAMS are:

    1. FLORA ADAMS, b. 1927, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HOWARD.
    2. KERNNIE ADAMS, b. June 24, 1930, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. June 25, 1944, Cyrus, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Kearney Adams died June 25, 1944 in Cyrus, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from acute bacterial endocarditis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as June 24, 1930, his parents as Henry Adams (b. Magoffin County) and Mintie Bell (b. Magoffin County), the informant as Stewart Blanton of Cyrus, and the burial place as Tacktt Cemetery.
    3. CARL ADAMS, b. 1933, Kentucky.







FRANCES "FRANKIE" CANTRELL, daughter of PEGGY CONLEY and ELIJAH CANTRELL, was born about 1803 in North Carolina, and died before 1870 in Rule Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ENOCH FAIRCHILD on August 16, 1824 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was born about 1805 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and died after 1880 in Rule Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky. Enoch Fairchild married (2) NANCY (unknown last name). She was born about 1832 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 227 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that Enoch Fairchild married "?" and that their child was William "Billy" Fairchild. It also says: "Enoch Fairchild, a blacksmith by trade, came to Johnson County from North Carolina and settled near Paintsville where he continued his blacksmithing. He was a fine mechanic, a famous gunsmith and manufacturer of violins. For a time he had his shop on the bank of Big Paint Creek just below Rule's Mill, and near the present shop of Fred Baldwin."

According to Joe Conley from Paintsville, Kentucky, "Enoch was a blacksmith by trade and a fiddler at heart. Enoch ran a blacksmith shop at the southwestern end of Paintsville, Ky., near the original location of Cousin Clyde's old grocery store. Later he had his shop near the mouth of Rule Branch on the bank of Paint Creek. He is described by William Elsey Connelley as a fine mechanic. His true love, however, was the manufacture and playing of fiddles. He passed this love down through his grandson, Levi who was one of the most accomplished fiddlers in this country."

Joe Conley has Enoch's parents listed as Duggard and Mary Fairchild. He's living next to Abuid Fairchild and his wife, Rebecca Jackson in 1830, but in 1820, when he would be about 15 years old, there are no children found living with Abuid and Rebecca. In 1810 there are 2 males that are under 10 found with Abijah Fairchild in Wilkesborough, Wilkes County, North Carolina. The book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall says that Enoch was the son of Abuid Fairchild and "?."

On page 39 of the 1830 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, Enoch Fairchild is listed as the head of his household. In this house is 1 male between 20 and 30 years old, 2 females under 5, and 2 females between 20 and 30. Frankie's parents are living on one side of them and Enoch's parents are on the other.

On page 59 of the 1840 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, Enoch Fairchild is listed as the head of his household. In this house is 1 male between 30 and 40 years old, 1 male between 5 and 10, 2 males under 5 years old, 1 female between 30 and 40, 1 female between 10 and 15, 2 females between 5 and 10, and 1 female under 5.

On page 59 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated September 11, 1850), Enoch Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #387, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Frances (born in North Carolina, age 47), Levi (born in Kentucky, age 18), Nancey (born in Kentucky, age 17), William (born in Kentucky, age 14), Asa (born in Kentucky, age 11), Hannah (born in Kentucky, age 9), and Rachel (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On pages 12 & 13 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1860), Enoch Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a blacksmith, born in Virginia, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Franky C. (born in North Carolina, age 56), Levi (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 28), William F. (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Acy (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Hanna (born in Kentucky, age 19), and Rachail (born in Kentucky, age 17).

On pages 1 & 2 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1870), Enoch Fairchild is found living in the home of his son. Levi Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #6, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Jane (born in Kentucky, age 25), James (born in Kentucky, age 7), John (born in Kentucky, age 5), Enoch (born in Kentucky, age 1), and Enoch Sr. (blacksmith, born in North Carolina, age 64).

On page 21 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1880), Enoch Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a blacksmith, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 75 years old. Also listed is Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 48).

    The children of FRANKIE CANTRELL and ENOCH FAIRCHILD are:

    1. MARGARET FAIRCHILD, b. 1826, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. before 1868, m. JOHN ROWLAND.
    2. MARY FAIRCHILD, b. 1830, Kentucky, d. August 13, 1920, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN HORNE, April 30, 1850, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was b. 1837.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Mary Fairchild Horn died August 13, 1920 in Barnetts Creek with no medical attendant present. Also on this certificate, her age is listed as 92, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Enoch Fairchild and Frankie Cantrill, and the informant as William Fairchild of Paintsville, Kentucky.
    3. LEVI FAIRCHILD, b. June 28, 1831, Kentucky, d. August 5, 1922, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JANE HORN.
    4. NANCY FAIRCHILD, b. 1832, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. EBENEZER SCOTT HANNAH.
    5. WILLIAM F. "BILLY" FAIRCHILD, b. November 3, 1836, Jennies Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. March 21, 1926, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) BARBARA ANN ESTEP, m. (2) LAURA E. SPRADLIN.
    6. ASA J. FAIRCHILD, b. August 1838, Rule Branch, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. April 13, 1920, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SARAH RATLIFF.
    7. HANNAH FAIRCHILD, b. 1841, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT CALHOUN, October 5, 1865, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was b. 1846.
    8. RACHEL FAIRCHILD, b. 1843, m. A. LAMB. He was b. 1840.

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







NANCY FAIRCHILD, daughter of FRANCES "FRANKIE" CANTRELL and ENOCH FAIRCHILD, was born about 1832 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married EBENEZER SCOTT HANNAH, son of JOHN SCOTT HANNAH and ANNA CURTIS, October 7, 1852 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born about 1822 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: On page 263 of the book Annals of Floyd County, Kentucky 1800-1826" written by Charles C. Wells and published in 1983 (available here), it says that there was a bond dated November 28, 1821 by John S. Hanna and William M. Smith for a marriage shortly to be had between John S. Hanna and Anna Curtis. There was also a document dated November 26, 1821 in Floyd County that said "This is to certify that I have consented to the request of John Hannah to have my daughter Anna Curtis and aperobate the grant of licens. (S) Sara Colvin and John Colvin."

Ebenezer Scott Hannah was the brother of Sarah Hannah and Elizabeth Hannah.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Ebenezer Hanna (age 30, b. Floyd County) married Nancy Farchild (age 19, b. Floyd County) on October 7, 1852 in Johnson County. Both were single when they were married. Some reports have Nancy being Ebenezer's 2nd wife.

On page 14 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 12, 1850), John S. Hanna is listed as the head of the household for house #96, he's a farmer, born in Pennsylvania, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Anna (born in North Carolina, age 44), Ebenezer (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 27), Georg W. [George] (born in Illinois, age 19), Jackson (born in Kentucky, age 17), Wallan (born in Kentucky, age 15), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 13), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 11), Celia (born in Kentucky, age 9), Isaac (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Minerva (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 13 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1860), Ebenezer Hanna is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 28), Levi (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Frankey A. (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 4 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1870), Ebeneser S. Hanna is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 35), Levi (born in Kentucky, age 14), Frances A. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Manford (born in Kentucky, age 9), John (born in Kentucky, age 6), Harman (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Andrew (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 24 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1880), E. S. Hannah is listed as the head of the household for house #141, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Levi (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Harmon (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Jackson (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Enoch (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), John (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 17), Julia A. (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Francis (granddaughter, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

    The children of NANCY FAIRCHILD and EBENEZER HANNAH are:

    1. LEVI HANNAH, b. 1855, Kentucky, m. ELIZABETH FRAZIER, daughter of WILLIAM J. FRAZIER and ZILPHA LEMASTER, September 19, 1878. She was b. 1860.
      Notes: Elizabeth Frazier was the sister of James Hiram Frazier, Julia A. Frazier, and Mary Ann Frazier.
    2. FRANCES A. "FRANKIE" HANNAH, b. 1858, Kentucky.
    3. MANFORD HANNAH, b. 1861, Kentucky.
    4. JOHN HANNAH, b. 1862, Kentucky, m. JULIA A. FRAZIER.
    5. ISAAC HARMON HANNAH, b. January 15, 1864, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 25, 1938, Holly Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LYDIA MARGARET ARMS.
    6. ANDREW JACKSON HANNAH, b. 1868, Kentucky.
    7. ENOCH HANNAH, b. March 22, 1871, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 6, 1950, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MIRANDA EMELINE ARMS.
    8. WILLIAM HANNAH, b. 1875, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 5, 1941, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NOLA FAIRCHILD.

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







JOHN HANNAH, son of NANCY FAIRCHILD and EBENEZER SCOTT HANNAH, was born about 1862 in Kentucky. He married JULIA A. FRAZIER, daughter of WILLIAM J. FRAZIER and ZILPHA LEMASTER, August 28, 1879 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born about 1862 in Kentucky.

Notes: Julia A. Frazier was the sister of James Hiram Frazier, Elizabeth Frazier, who married Levi Hannah, son of Nancy Fairchild and Ebenezer Scott Hannah, and Mary Ann Frazier.

Zilpha Lemaster was the was the sister of Judith Lemaster, James P. Lemaster, Mary Almeda Lemaster and Thomas Lemaster.

The fact that Julia Frazier was the daughter of William Frazier and Zilpha Lemaster us pure conjecture. John Hannah's brother, Levi, married Elizabeth Frazier, daughter of William and Zilpha, and Levi and Elizabeth can be found living next to Elizabeth's parents in 1880. In the 1870 census William and Zilpha Frazier have a daughter who was born about 1862 by the name of Judith. It is proposed here that Judith was the Julia Frazier that married John Hannah. Both John and Julia's names are on their daughter's death certificate.

Julia Frazier reportedly died about 1885 in Johnson County, Kentucky, at the age of 22.

On page 12 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1870), William Frazier is listed as the head of the household for house #80, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Zilpha (born in Kentucky, age 31), Malinda J. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Elizebeth (born in Kentucky, age 10), Judith (born in Kentucky, age 8), Mary A. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Henry H. (born in October of 1869 in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 24 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1880), John Hannah is found living in the home of his parents. E. S. Hannah is listed as the head of the household for house #141, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Levi (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Harmon (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Jackson (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Enoch (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), John (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 17), Julia A. (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Francis (granddaughter, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

    The child of JOHN HANNAH and JULIA FRAZIER is:

    1. FRANCIS JANE "FRANKIE" HANNAH, b. March 1880, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 19, 1927, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT WICKLIFF "WICK" CONLEY.

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







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