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    HARRISON B. BLAIR, son of LYDIA M. BLAIR and (unknown), was born June 15, 1859 in Kentucky, and died November 8, 1921 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) LYDIA A. HITCHCOCK, daughter of NIMROD HITCHCOCK and MARY PELPHREY. She was born in February of 1866 in Kentucky, and died about 1901. He married (2) CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CLAY, daughter of DANIEL J. CLAY and SARAH ANN (unknown last name), April 15, 1902. She was born August 25, 1870 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 22, 1950 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 370), Harrison "Harry" Blair, son of Susan Conley and John Blair, was born in 1859, and that his children were Crossford (b. 1884), Cyrus (b. 1887), Darius (b. 1888), Ulysses (b. 1891), Bruce (b. 1892), Goldia (b. 1894), and Verie (b. 1899).

    According to Paintsville genealogist and family historian, Joseph Eugene Conley, Harrison B. Blair was born in June of 1859, and died November 8, 1921. He married (1) Lydia Hitchcock, daughter of Nimrod Hitchcock and Mary Pelphrey, November 24, 1883. She was born in February of 1866, and died about 1901. He married (2) Lottie Clay on April 15, 1902. She was born about 1870.

    Harrison Blair claims that he was born in June of 1859 in the 1900 census and he's 11 years old in the census for 1870. But in 1860 his mother is living with her parents and Harrison isn't found in that house.

    There are reports that say that Harrison Blair's father was a man by the name of Elijah Cantrell. On his death certificate his parents are listed as Eliga Blare and Nanie Blare.

    Lottie Clay isn't in the 1870 census (page 6 of the 1870 census for Hoods Fork in Johnson County, Kentucky), nor is her older brother, Henry. In 1880 Henry is 11 and Lottie is 10.

    Lottie's mother's maiden name was reportedly Sarah Ann Murray and she reportedly died about 1880.

    According to his death certificate, Harrison Blare died November 8, 1921 in Paintsville from heart dropsy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as June 15, 1859, his marital status as married, his occupation as laborer, his parents as Eliga Blare (b. Kentucky) and Nanie Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lottie Blare of Paintsville, and the burial place as Paintsville.

    According to her death certificate, Lottie Clay Blair died November 22, 1950 in Paintsville from lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as August 25, 1868, her marital status as widowed, her parents as D. J. Clay and Sarah Jane [last name blank], the informant as Tom Blair, and the burial place as Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.

    According to her obituary, Lottie Clay Blair (age 82), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Clay, was born August 25, 1868 in Johnson County, died November 22, 1950 at home in Paintsville where she had lived for 29 years, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by 1 son, Tom Blair (of Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Teria Nelson (Paintsville) and Mrs. Erie Riche (Paintsville); 4 step-sons, Liss Blair (Leander), Bruce Blair (Dwale), Drice [Darius] Blair (Volga), and Crossford Blair (Win, Kentucky); 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Goldie Blair Van Hoose [Paintsville) and Mrs. Veria Blair Van Hoose (Paintsville); 1 brother, Sam Clay (Los Angeles, California); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jane Picklesimer (Indiana) and Dashia Clay (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On page 1 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), Harrison Blair is found living in the home of his grandparents. Levi Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #8, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Rachel (born in North Carolina, age 59), James H. C. (born in Kentucky, age 23), Levi (born in Kentucky, age 20), Harrison B. (born in Kentucky, age 11), and Franklin (born in Kentucky, age 7). They are living close to the families of several of their children.

    On page 25 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1880), Harrison is still found with his grandparents. Levi Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #147, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Rachel (wife, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, age 69), Harrison B. Blair (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), and Franklin Blair (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17). Harrison and Franklin are the children of daughter Lydia.

    On page 9 of the 1880 census for District 47 (Toms Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1880), D. J. Clay is listed as the head of the household for house #257, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Sarah Ann (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Charlotte (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Samuel (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Mastin (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Maryette (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Jane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Dosche (daughter, born in November of 1879 in Kentucky, age 7 months).

    On page 22 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Harrison Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #180, he's a farmer, born in June of 1859 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Lydia (wife, born in February of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 34), Crossford (son, born in November of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Cyrus (son, born in June of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Darius (son, born in July of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Ulysses (son, born in January of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Bruce (son, born in October of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Goldie (daughter, born in September of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), and Virie (daughter, born in November of 1899 in Kentucky, age 7 months).

    On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (undated), Harrison B. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 8 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Lotta (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 8 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 39), Dewey C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Erie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Tera (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    On page 13 of the 1920 census for District 46 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 24, 1920), Harson Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Lottie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50), Erie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Terie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Tom (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Lottie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #26, she's not working, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 62 years old. Also listed are Erie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), and Tom (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23).

      The children of HARRISON BLAIR and LYDIA HITCHCOCK are:

      1. CROSSFORD BLAIR, b. November 28, 1884, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 24, 1957, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BESSIE BLANTON.
      2. CYRUS BLAIR, b. June 1887.
        Notes: There are reports that say that Cyrus Blair died in 1901.
      3. DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR, b. July 13, 1887, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 12, 1968, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NORMA CHARLOTTE RAMEY.
      4. ULYSSES "LISS" BLAIR, b. January 15, 1891, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 25, 1954, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LUCY S. BALDWIN.
      5. BRUCE BLAIR, b. October 18, 1892, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 17, 1965, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. DESTIMONY RAMEY.
      6. GOLDA BLAIR, b. September 13, 1894, Kentucky, d. April 2, 1981, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NOAH VANHOOSE.
      7. VERA BLAIR, b. November 1, 1899, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 18, 1986, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALBERT VANHOOSE.

      The children of HARRISON BLAIR and LOTTIE CLAY are:

      1. ERIE BLAIR, b. March 21, 1904, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 27, 1951, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARION HONDEL, m. (2) FRED RICH.
      2. TERIE BLAIR, b. August 1, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 11, 2000, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RALPH NELSON.
      3. THOMAS BLAIR, b. June 30, 1906, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 13, 1962, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to his obituary, Thomas Blair (age 55), son of Harrison and Lottie Clay Blair, was born June 30, 1906, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County, died suddenly from a heart attack at the home of his sister, Mrs. Vera VanHoose, on May 13, 1962, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by 2 brothers, Bruce Blair (of Water Gap) and Drice Blair (Volga); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Vera VanHoose, Mrs. Golda VanHoose (Paintsville), and Mrs. Tera Nelson (Paintsville).







    FRANKLIN PIERCE BLAIR, son of LYDIA M. BLAIR and (unknown), was born March 17, 1863 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 12, 1935 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married NANCY CATHERINE ADAMS, daughter of ANNA DAVIS and JOEL B. ADAMS, May 5, 1882 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born February 11, 1867 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 1, 1946 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to his death certificate, Frank P. Blair died August 12, 1935 in Paintsville from "High Blood Pressure with acute Bright's disease and General Weakness due to old age. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 17, 1863, his marital status as married, his wife as Nancy C. Blair, his occupation as Attorney at Law, his father as "Not Known," his mother as Lydia Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Clark Walters, and the burial place as Mayo Cemetery.

    According to his obituary, "Frank P. Blair, widely known attorney and at the time of his death chairman of the Johnson County Republican Committee, died at his home here Monday morning after an illness of several weeks. He had been in poor health for some time suffering from high blood pressure and a complication of ailments and his condition became serious more than two weeks ago. His death is a great shock to his family and countless friends. Mr. Blair was 72 years old and had been prominent in political and public affaires of Johnson County for years. He was a practicing attorney and retired from public life several years ago. During his life-time he served as Circuit Court Clerk of Johnson County, later as Police Judge of Paintsville. He was an active Republican and as chairman of the County Committee took an active part in Republican affairs of the county. He was associated in the practice of his profession with Fred Meade and their firm was known as Meade and Blair. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Missionary Baptist Church and burial was in the Mayo cemetery in the family plot. Surviving him are his widow, one son, Jess Blair of Johnson County, three daughters, Mrs. Clark Walters of Hazard, Mrs. Gus Wells of Paintsville, and Mrs. Bernard Wells of Louisa. Mr. Blair was one of the best known and popular citizens of the county and widely known throughout Eastern Kentucky. The esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens was evidenced by the large number which attended the funeral and the lovely floral offerings which were sent." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to her death certificate, Nancy Catherine Adams Blair died September 1, 1946 in Paintsville from old age and complications of a fractured thigh. Also on this certificate, birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as February 11, 1867, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Franklin P. Blair, her parents as Joel Adams (b. Virginia) and Ann Davis (b. Kentucky), the informant as C. F. Walters of Paintsville, and the burial place as Paintsville.

    According to her obituary, "Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Catherine Blair, 79, prominent of Paintsville, who died Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at her home on West Street, the Rev. R. E. Webb, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, conducting the services. Interment was in the Mayo cemetery. A daughter of the late Joel and Ann Davis Adams, Mrs. Blair was born in the Barnett’s Creek section of the county and had been a lifelong resident of the county. She was married to F. P. Blair May 5, 1882, and he preceded her in death eleven years ago. A kind and loving mother, a devoted wife, and a loyal neighbor, Mrs. Blair was held in high esteem by all who knew her and her pleasing personality won for her the friendship of many. She will be sadly missed in her home, her church and her community. Mrs. Blair had been in ill health for the past five years, but suffered a stroke June 1 and fell and injured her hip. She was a faithful and loyal member of the First Baptist Church, was a former member of the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver and had been a member of the Paintsville Church since she was 15 years of age. She is survived by five of her eight children, Miss Lydia Blair, at home; Mrs. G. C. Wells and Mrs. C. F. Waters, both of Paintsville; Mrs. B. A. Wells of Louisa, and Jess Blair, of Barnetts Creek; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On page 16 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Frank Blair is listed as the head of the household for family #142 in house #136, he's a farmer, born in March of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in February of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 33), Joel (son, born in February of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Jessie (son, born in August of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Lydia (daughter, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Hattie (daughter, born in February of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), and Cora (daughter, born in June of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5).

    On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 64 (Paintsville Ward 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), F. B. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #57, he's a clerk for the circuit court, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 26 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 5 are still living, age 42), Lydia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Hattie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

    On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5 & 6, 1920), Frank Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #137, he's a lawyer with a general practice, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 52), and Liddie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 29).

    On page 44 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Frank Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #452, he's an attorney at law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Nancy K. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 63), and Lydia (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 38).

      The children of FRANK BLAIR and NANCY ADAMS are:

      1. JOEL BLAIR, b. February 1884, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Joseph Eugene Conley of Paintsville, Joel Blair died at a young age when he was kicked by a mule on his father's farm.
      2. JESSE F. BLAIR, b. August 31, 1886, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 29, 1956, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DAISY A. LAMBERT.
      3. LYDIA BLAIR, b. May 23, 1889, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 2, 1978, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to her obituary, Lydia Blair (age 88), daughter of Franklin P. and Nancy Adams Blair, was born May 23, 1889 in Johnson County, died February 2, 1978 in Louisa after an extended illness, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by several nieces and nephews. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
        According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lydia Blair was born May 23,1889, and died in February of 1978. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      4. HATTIE BLAIR, b. February 11, 1891, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 2, 1974, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. CLARK F. WALTERS.
      5. CORA BLAIR, b. June 18, 1894, Kentucky, d. January 6, 1964, Kentucky, m. GERMAN CYRUS "GUS" WELLS.
      6. CARRIE K. BLAIR, b. August 28, 1897, Kentucky, d. July 24, 1973, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. BERNARD ALLEN WELLS.

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







    FRANKLIN RATLIFF, son of ELI RATLIFF and ELIZABETH WARD, was born March 23, 1887 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 8, 1959 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) EDNA (unknown last name) in 1909. She was born about 1896 in Kentucky. He married (2) VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" BLAIR, daughter of MATILDA KATHERINE BLAIR and JAMES H. BLAIR, November 25, 1915 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born December 17, 1891 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 4, 1956 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to his obituary, Frank Ratliff (age 72), son of the late Eli and Elizabeth Ward Ratliff and a resident of Paintsville, was born March 23, 1887 in Johnson County, died December 8, 1959 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Blair Ratliff. He was survived by 2 sons, Mitchell Ratliff (of Paintsville) and Clyde Ratliff (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Maxine Ratliff (Paintsville) and Mrs. Irene Kessinger (Cleveland, Ohio); 3 brothers, Dennie Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Verlie Ratliff (Mansfield, Ohio), and Ellis Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky); and 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma Selvage (Denver), Mrs. Flora Blair (Denver), Mrs. Flossie Selvage (Denver), and Mrs. Callie Setser (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to her obituary, Virgie Blair Ratliff (age 64), son of Jim and Katherine Blair, was born December 17, 1892 in Barnetts Creek, died September 4, 1956 in a Huntington, West Virginia hospital following and illness of a year, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by her husband, Frank Ratliff; 2 sons, Mitchell Ratliff (of Paintsville) and Clyde Ratliff (Paintsville), 2 daughters, Maxine Ratliff (Paintsville) and Mrs. Irene Kessinger (Cleveland, Ohio); 1 brother, Vernie Blair (Barnetts Creek); 1 half-brother, Albert Blair (Paintsville); and 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Tommie Trimble (Paintsville), Mrs. Nola Blair (Painsville), and Mrs. Clara McFaddin (Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Frank Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #123, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 months, and he's 23 years old. Also listed is Edna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 14). They are living next to Frank's parents.

    On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Frank Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #5, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Vergie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), Herman Ratliff (relationship "Un," born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Bertha Ratliff (half-sister, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Harrison (grandchild, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1). They are still living next to Frank's parents.

    On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Frank Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Virgie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 35), Harrison (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Lexie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Mitchell (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

      The children of FRANK RATLIFF and VIRGIE BLAIR are:

      1. HARRISON RATLIFF, b. 1919, Kentucky.
      2. LEXIE RATLIFF, b. 1922, Kentucky.
      3. IRENE RATLIFF, b. 1924, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) KISSINGER.
      4. MITCHELL RATLIFF, b. 1928, Kentucky.
      5. CLYDE RATLIFF, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde Ratliff was born in Johnson County to Virgie Blair.
      6. MAXINE RATLIFF, b. October 15, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 1, 1983, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to her obituary, Maxine Ratliff (age 61), daughter of Frank and Virgie Blair Ratliff, was born October 15, 1921 in Johnson County, died April 1, 1983 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by 1 daughter, Deloris Ann Helton (of Bloomington, Kentucky); 2 brothers, Clyde Ratliff (Paintsville) and Mitchell Ratliff (Paintsville); 1 sister, Irene Kissinger (Streetboro, Ohio); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)







    ELI RATLIFF, son of HENRY RATLIFF and LOUISA DALE, was born February 12, 1861 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 14, 1952 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) ELIZABETH J. WARD, daughter of DANIEL A. WARD and SARAH "SALLY" ARMS, in 1882. She was born in August of 1863 in Kentucky, died September 23, 1926 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (2) ETHEL EVANS, daughter of LYDIA EVANS and JAKE LEWIS. She was born March 20, 1910 in Johnson County, died March 8, 1957 in Dingus, Morgan County, Kentucky, and is buried in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. Ethel Evans married (1) ZACH COLLINS. She married (3) ALONZO HOLBROOK.

    Notes: Elizabeth J. Ward was the sister of Sarah C. Ward, John Wesley Ward, and of Margaret Bell Ward, who married James Blair, son of Britton F. Blair and Lucinda Conley.

    Sarah "Sally" Arms was probably the daughter of Aaron Arms and Elizabeth Shepherd.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Daniel Ward married Sarah Arms on February 28, 1861 in Johnson County.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Eli Ratliff was born February 12, 1861 in Johnson County to Henry Ratliff (b. Floyd County) and Louisa Dale (b. Lawrence County).

    According to his death certificate, Eli Ratliff died April 14, 1952 in Barnetts Creek from congestive heart failure, chronic arterio sclerotic cardiovascular disease, and senility. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 10, 1861, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Henry Ratliff and Louise Green, the informant as Mrs. Ethel Ratliff, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek.

    According to his obituary, Eli Ratliff (age 91), son of Henry and Louise Ratliff, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County, Kentucky. He died April 14, 1952 at home following an illness of 3 months, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Ethel Ratliff; 7 sons, Ellis Ratliff (of Denver, Kentucky), Frank Ratliff (Paintsville), Dennie Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Lonnie Ratliff (Denver), Verlie Ratliff (Maysville, Kentucky), Eli Ratliff Jr. (Barnetts Creek), and William Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 5 daughters, Mrs. Flora Blair (Denver), Mrs. Flossie Selvage (Denver), Mrs. Emma Selvage (Denver), Mrs. Callie Sester (Paintsville), and Malta Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); and 1 sister, Mrs. Twiney Towland [Rowland] (White House, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Eli Ratliff died April 14, 1952 in Johnson County at the age of 91.

    According to her death certificate, Elizabeth Ward Ratliff died September 23, 1926 in Paintsville from a ruptured abscessed appendix. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her age as 59, her marital status as married, her parents as Daniel Ward (b. Virginia) and Sally Arms (b. Kentucky, the informant as Eli Ratliff of Barnetts Creek, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Elizabeth Ratliff died September 23, 1926 in Johnson County at the age of 59.

    According to her obituary, Ethel Evans Ratliff Holbrook (age 46), daughter of Mrs. Lydia Evans and the late Jake Lewis and a resident of Dingus, Kentucky, was born March 20, 1910 in Johnson County, died March 8, 1957 enroute to a hospital, and was buried in Wells Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Eli Ratliff. She was survived by her 2nd husband, Alonzo Holbrook; 2 sons, Eli Ratliff Jr. (of Barnetts Creek) and William Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 3 daughters, Mrs. Elgie Rowland [mistake - Elsie Collins Rowland] (Lodi, Ohio), Mrs. Dorothy Williams (Middletown, Ohio), and Miss Malta Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 1 brother, Ray Evans (Paintsville); and 12 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On page 6 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1870), Daniel A. Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a carpenter, born in Virginia, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 31), James W. (born in Kentucky, age 8), Elizabeth J. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Sarah C. (born in Kentucky, age 4), Mary A. (born in Kentucky, age 1), and Freeman Aramilda Ward (female, white, born in Kentucky, age 23).

    On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Daniel Ward is listed as the head of the household for house #66, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, age 41), James W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Elizabeth J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Sarah C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), John W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Margaret B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 20 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Eli Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a farmer, born in March of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 18 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Elisabeth (wife, born in August of 1863 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 18 years, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 36), Arminta (daughter, born in April of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Flora (daughter, born in August of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Franklin (son, born in March of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Dennis (son, born in March of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Alonzo (son, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Emma (daughter, born in February of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), Flossie (daughter, born in March of 1895 in Kentucky, age 7), Clinton (son, born in December of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Callie (daughter, born in December of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Eli Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #122, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 25 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Elisabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and 11 are still living, age 66), Lonnie (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Floren [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Clinton (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Callie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Verley (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Ellis (son, born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to son Frank.

    On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), James H. Evans is listed as the head of the household for house #92, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 21 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Mary M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 48), Lydia Blanton (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 20), Ray Blanton (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2), and Ethel Blanton [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 0 months).

    On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Eli Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 55), Callie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Verlie (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Ellis (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

    On page 24 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), James Harvey Evans is listed as the head of the household for house #237, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Mary Emily (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 55), Lydia Evans (daughter, divorced, laundress, born in Kentucky, age 29), Gracie Evans (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Hamilton Evans (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), Lizzie Blair (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), Michael Gilbert (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), Ray Blanton (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Ethel Lewis (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Eli Ratliff is listed as the head of the household for house #99, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 20), Elsie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Eli's son Ellis, and on the other side of Ellis is Eli's daughter Flossie.

      The children of ELI RATLIFF and ELIZABETH WARD are:

      1. ARMINTA RATLIFF, b. April 30, 1884, Kentucky, d. April 9, 1922, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROY FAIRCHILD.
      2. FLORA RATLIFF, b. August 1886, Kentucky, m. ALBERT N. BLAIR.
      3. FRANKLIN RATLIFF, b. March 23, 1887, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 8, 1959, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) EDNA (unknown last name), m. (2) VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" BLAIR.
      4. DENNIE RATLIFF, b. March 17, 1889, Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, d. March 18, 1969, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RHODA BLAIR, daughter of BRITTON F. BLAIR and LUCINDA CONLEY, February 10, 1910. She was b. June 7, 1891, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 19, 1968, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        According to his obituary, Dennie Ratliff (age 80), son of the late Eli and Elizabeth Ward Ratliff, was born March 17, 1889 in Johnson County, died March 18, 1969 at home in Barnetts Creek, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda Blair Ratliff, in July of 1968. He was survived by 6 sons, Hershell Ratliff, Russell Ratliff, Hassell Ratliff, Addison Ratliff, Hebern Ratliff, and Guy Ratliff (all of Barnetts Creek); 3 daughters, Dessie Spradlin (Prestonsburg), Bessie Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Tracy Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 2 brothers, Ellis Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky) and Verlie Ratliff (Ohio); 2 half-brothers, Eli Ratliff Jr. (Barnetts Creek) and William Harrison Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 4 half-sisters, Malta Daniel (Barnetts Creek), Flora Blair (Barnetts Creek), Emmie Selvage (Ohio), and Callie Setser (Ohio); 22 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      5. ALONZO RATLIFF, b. January 1892, Kentucky, m. MAUDIE SPRADLIN, daughter of ANDREW SPRADLIN and IDA M. SELVAGE, January 4, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: Alonzo and Maudie Spradlin Ratliff's son, Worth, married Laura Marie Centers, daughter of Lydia Margaret Conley and Thomas J. Centers. Their daughter, Elva, married Emerson Hager Ward, son of Marth Blair and John Wesley Ward.
        According to his obituary, Lonnie Ratliff (age 67), son of Eli and Elizabeth Ward Ratliff, was a miner. He was born January 7, 1890, died August 20, 1957 at the home of his son, Harmon Ratliff, in Barnetts Creek, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Maudie Spradlin Ratliff; Harmon Ratliff, Arnold Ratliff (of Enon, Ohio), Arthur Ratliff (Carey, Ohio), Worth Ratliff (Sitka, Kentucky), and Marvin Ratliff (Sitka); 2 daughters, Mrs. Hager Ward (Carey, Ohio) and Mrs. Bill Blair (Volga, Kentucky); 6 brothers, Dennie Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Frank Ratliff (Paintsville), Verlie Ratliff (Mansfield, Ohio), Ellis Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky), Eli Ratliff Jr. (Barnetts Creek), and William H. Ratliff (Dallas, Texas); and 5 sisters, Mrs. Alfred Selvage (Denver), Mrs. Flossie Selvage (Denver), Malta Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Albert Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Mrs. Callie Setzer (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      6. EMMA RATLIFF, b. February 1893, Kentucky, m. ALFRED SELVAGE, son of MARTHA HITCHCOCK and JOHN SELVAGE.
      7. FLOSSIE RATLIFF, b. December 16, 1895, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 16, 1968, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ADDISON SELVAGE, son of MARTHA HITCHCOCK and JOHN SELVAGE.
        Notes: According to her obituary, Flossie Ratliff Selvage (age 72), daughter of the late Eli and Sis Ward Ratliff, was born December 16, 1895 in Barnetts Creek, died August 16, 1968 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ilene Pack, in Denver, Kentucky, after an illness of several months, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was survived by 2 sons, Ivan Selvage (of Columbus, Ohio) and Ray Selvage (Wabash, Indiana); 1 daughter, Ilene Pack; 3 brothers, Dennie Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), Ellis Ratliff (Collista), and Verlon Ratliff (Mansfield, Ohio); 3 sisters, Flora Blair (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Callie Setser (Paintsville), and Mrs. Emma Selvage (Columbus, Ohio); 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      8. CLINTON RATLIFF, b. January 9, 1897, Kentucky, d. August 12, 1923, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, m. MALTA SELVAGE, daughter of MARTHA HITCHCOCK and JOHN SELVAGE.
        Notes: According to his death certificate, Clinton Ratliff died August 12, 1923 in Barnetts Creek from stomach ulcers. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 9, 1897, his marital status as married, his occupation as school teacher, his parents as Eli Ratliff (b. Kentucky) and Elizabeth Ward (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Eli Ratliff of Barnetts Creek.
      9. CALLIE RATLIFF, b. December 1898, Kentucky, d. May 8, 1970, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN SETSER, son of CHRISTOPHER SETSER and HARRIET MUSIC. He was b. October 5, 1892, Johnson County, d. May 11, 1962, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to her obituary, Callie Ratliff Setser (age 71), daughter of the late Eli and Elizabeth Setser [mistake], died May 8, 1970 in a local nursing home, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. She was survived by 3 sons, John Setser (of Findlay, Ohio), Ellis Setser (Rockwood, Michigan), and Elbert Setser (Paintsville); 3 daughters, Mrs. Paul Thomas (Dayton, Ohio), Mrs. Herman Huff (Dayton), and Mrs. Ruth Crager (Dayton); 4 brothers, Verlie Ratliff (Mansfield, Ohio), Ellis Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky), William Ratliff (Barnetts Creek), and Eli Ratliff Jr. (Barnetts Creek), and 2 sisters, Malta Daniels (Barnetts Creek) and Emma Selvage (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
        According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Callie Setser died May 8, 1970 in Johnson County at the age of 71.
        According to his obituary, John W. Setser (age 69), son of the late Christopher and Harriet Music Setser, was a retired miner and a resident of West Van Lear, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born October 5, 1892 Johnson County, died May 11, 1962 in a local hospital, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Gray Setser; 3 sons, John Setser Jr. (Findlay, Ohio), Ellis B. Setser (Michigan), and Elbert Setser (Paintsville); 4 daughters, Mrs. Paul Thomas (Dayton, Ohio), Mrs. Merman Huff (Phoenix, Arizona), Mrs. Ruth Crager (Dayton, Ohio), and Mrs. Audie Dawson (Van Lear); 1 brother, Walter Setser (Van Lear), and 1 sister, Mrs. Agnes Ward. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
        According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John W. Setser died May 11, 1962 in Johnson County at the age of 69.
      10. VERLIE RATLIFF, b. 1903, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALWILDA BLAIR, daughter of SAMUEL BLAIR and VIRGIE TRIMBLE. She was b. November 26, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 1975, Ohio.
      11. ELLIS RATLIFF, b. 1907, Kentucky, m. EDNA (unknown last name).

      The children of ELI RATLIFF and ETHEL EVANS are:

      1. MALTA RATLIFF, b. January 10, 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 24, 1978, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) DANIELS.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Malta Ratliff was born January 10, 1931 in Johnson County to Ethel Evans.
        According to her obituary, Malta Ratliff Daniels (age 47), daughter of Eli and Ethel Evans Ratliff, was born January 10, 1931 in Johnson County, died May 24, 1978 at home in Barnetts Creek, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by 2 daughters, Connie Wheeler (of Staffordsville) and Helen Picklesimer (Barnetts Creek); 2 brothers, Eli Ratliff Jr. (Barnetts Creek) and William Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 2 half-brothers, Ellis Ratliff (Denver, Kentucky) and Verlie Ratliff (Denver); 3 half-sisters, Dorothy Williams (Middletown, Ohio), Elzie Burke (Barnetts Creek), and Emmalee Selvage (Columbus, Ohio); and 1 grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      2. ELI RATLIFF JR., b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GRACIE LEE BLAIR.
      3. WILLIAM HARRISON RATLIFF, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eli Ratliff was born in Johnson County to Ethel Evans.

      The children of ETHEL EVANS and ZACH COLLINS are:

      1. ELSIE COLLINS, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) JAMES E. ROWLAND, m. (2) JOSEPH BURKE.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elsie Collins was born in Johnson County to Ethel Evans.
        According to her obituary, Elsie Collins Burke (age 84), daughter of the late Zack and Ethel Evans Collins, was born November 23, 1925 in Johnson County, died March 4, 2010 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, James E. Rowland; 2nd husband, Joseph Burke; 1 son, James D. Rowland; 1 daughter, Phyllis Napier; 1 brother, William Ratliff; and 1 sister, Malta Daniels. She was survived by 1 brother, Eli Ratliff Jr. (of Florida); 1 sister, Dorothy Williams (Middletown, Ohio); 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      2. DOROTHY COLLINS, b. 1927, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WILLIAMS.
        Notes: Dorothy Ratliff's name is listed as Dorothy Williams in her half-sister Malta's obituary.
        According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dorothy Collins was born in Johnson County to Ethel Evans.







    MATILDA KATHERINE BLAIR, daughter of SAMUEL RUSSELL BLAIR and MIRANDA LEMASTER, was born May 20, 1870 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 13, 1953 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blair Cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) JOHN M. FAIRCHILD, son of SARAH RATLIFF and ASA J. FAIRCHILD, February 13, 1887 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born August 16, 1864 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 28, 1957 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) JAMES H. BLAIR, son of AMOS BLAIR and PERLINA LITTERAL, May 16, 1889 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born about 1866 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died about 1899. She married (3) GEORGE W. BLAIR, son of WALLACE B. BLAIR and MARGARET HITCHCOCK, about 1903. He was born in December of 1870 in Kentucky, died March 9, 1928 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. John Fairchild married (2) PEARLIE COLLINS.

    Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 496), Matilda C. Blair was born in 1871. She first married a man by the name of Fairchild. She then married James H. Blair. She was married a third time to George Blair. According to Paintsville genealogist and family historian, Joseph Eugene Conley, Matilda Catherine Blair was born about 1870. She married (1) John Fairchild. She married (2) George W. Blair, son of Wallis Blair and Margaret Hitchcock. He was born in December of 1870. She married (3) James H. Blair, son of Amos Blair and Polina Litteral. He was born about 1867. According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John Fairchild (age 22) married Catherine Blair (age 15) on February 13, 1887 in Johnson County.

    There were three John Fairchilds in Johnson County that would have been of about the right age to marry Katherine. The John Fairchild that was son of Asa and Sarah (b. 1865), the John W. Fairchild that was the son of Abner and Lucinda (b. 1873), and the John W. G. Fairchild that was the son of Eli and Malissa May Fairchild (b. 1870). In the 1910 census there was only one John Fairchild that reported that he was on his second marriage, and that was John M. Fairchild, son of Asa and Sarah.

    According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James Blair (age 22) married Matilda C. Blair (2nd marriage, age 17) on May 16, 1889 in Johnson County.

    According to her obituary, Katherine Blair Blair (age 81), daughter of Sam and Maranda Blair, was born May 20, 1870 in Johnson County, died August 13, 1953 at her daughter Mrs. T. C. Trimble's home in Paintsville, and was buried in Blair Cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was married to James Blair, who preceded her in death. To this union were born 5 children. Vernie Blair (of Riceville) and Albert Blair (Paintsville), and Mrs. Frank Ratliff (Paintsville) survived her. Hollie Blair and Stella Fraley preceded her in death. She later married George Blair, who also preceded her in death. To this union was born 4 children. Mrs. T. C. Trimble (Paintsville), Mrs. Forest Lemaster (Fayetteville, Ohio), and Nola Blair (Paintsville) survived her. Flora May preceded her in death. She was also survived by 1 brother, Alamander Blair (Barnetts Creek); 1 sister, Mrs. Fonzo Salyer (Barnetts Creek); 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. ((Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to his death certificate, George Blair died March 9, 1928 in Jennies Creek from broncho pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as March 9, 1873, his marital status as married, his wife as Catherine Blair, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Wall Blair (b. Kentucky) and Margarett Hitchcock (b. Kentucky), and the burial place as Denver, Kentucky.

    On page 20 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Matilda and 5 of her children are found living in the home of her parents. Samuel Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #168, he's a farmer, born in December of 1845 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 38 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Miranda (wife, born in October of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 38 years, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 53), Alfred H. (son, born in August of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Loula B. (daughter, born in October of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Matilda (daughter, widowed, born in May of 1872 in Kentucky, she hasn't had any children, age 28), Verner (grandson, born in March of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10), Virginia (granddaughter, born in December of 1891 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), Stella (granddaughter, born in August of 1893 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Albert (granddaughter, born in August of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and Holly (grandson, born in February of 1899 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to the Eli Ratliff family, who's son, Franklin, will marry Matilda's daughter, Virgie.

    On page 17 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), George Blair is found living in the home of his brother. Joseph Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #145, he's a farmer, born in October of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in July of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she hasn't had any children, age 34), George W. Blair (brother, single, farmer, born in November of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Grant Blair (nephew, born in November of 1898 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1), and Amanda Johnson (servant and cook for a private family, born in October of 1885 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

    On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), George W. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Matilda C. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 3rd marriage, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 39), Vernie (daughter, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 19), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Stella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Albert (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Holly (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Molly (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Nola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), George W. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #19, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Katherine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), Albert (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Holly (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Nola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Cloa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 42 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1930), Catherine Blair is found living in the home of her son. Verna Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #394, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Angie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 26, age 36), Catherine (mother, widowed, retired, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 59), and Nola (sister, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

      The children of KATHERINE BLAIR and JAMES BLAIR are:

      1. VERNIE BLAIR, b. March 1890, Kentucky, m. (1) ANGIE BURKE, 1920. She was b. 1893, Kentucky. He m. (2) ORA LEE ARMS. She was b. 1915.
      2. VIRGINIA "VIRGIE" BLAIR, b. December 17, 1891, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 4, 1956, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FRANKLIN RATLIFF.
      3. STELLA BLAIR, b. August 1893, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) FRALEY.
      4. ALBERT BLAIR, b. August 30, 1897, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 18, 1982, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MINTIE HUGHES, m. (2) REBECCA DAVIS.
      5. HOLLIE BLAIR, b. February 16, 1899, Kentucky, d. February 12, 1943, Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LIZZIE BLAIR.

      The children of KATHERINE BLAIR and GEORGE BLAIR are:

      1. NOLA BLAIR.
      2. CLOIE BLAIR, b. 1911, Kentucky, d. October 8, 1977, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) HOMER MCFADDIN, m. (2) FOREST LEMASTER.
      3. MOLLIE BLAIR, m. THOMAS C. TRIMBLE.
        Notes: Thomas and Mollie Blair Trimble's son Leo, married Louise Meade, daughter of Gegie Conley and Lindsay Meade.
        On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Thomas Trimble is listed as the head of the household for house #211, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Mollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 28), Leo F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Clora Blair (sister-in-law, single, laundress, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).
      4. FLORA BLAIR, m. (unknown first name) MAY.







    PEARLIE "SIS" COLLINS, daughter of LEVISA MAE RATLIFF and WILLIAM COLLINS, was born in January of 1871 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 19, 1945 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JOHN M. FAIRCHILD, son of SARAH RATLIFF and ASA J. FAIRCHILD, January 26, 1895. He was born August 16, 1864 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 28, 1957 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. John Fairchild married (1) MATILDA KATHERINE BLAIR.

    Notes: According to Joe Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky, "Pearlie was famous for her cooking and accordion playing."

    According to her death certificate, Pearlie Collins Fairchild died September 19, 1945 in rural Johnson County from bilateral lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her age as 75, her marital status as married, her husband as John Fairchild, his age as 80, her parents as Bill Collins (b. Kentucky) and Vicia Ratliff (b. Kentucky, the informant as Jess Fairchild of Rockhouse [Jennies Creek], and the burial place as Rockhouse.

    According to her obituary, Sis Collins Fairchild (age 75), died September 19, 1945 at home in Rockhouse. She was survived by her husband, John Fairchild; 4 sons, Jess Fairchild (of Staffordsville), Roy Fairchild (Staffordsville), Jim (Staffordsville), and Warnie (Staffordsville); and 3 daughters, Mrs. Lis Chaffin (Wayland), Miss Virgie Fairchild (Staffordsville), and Mrs. Herman Ratliff (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to his obituary, John M. Fairchild (age 92), son of the late Asa and Sally Fairchild and a retired farmer, was born August 16, 1864 in Johnson County, died March 28, 1957 at home in Barnetts Creek, and was buried iin the family cemetery in Johnson County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Collins Fairchild. He was survived by 4 sons, Roy Fairchild (of Staffordsville), Jim Fairchild (Staffordsville), Warren Fairchild (Staffordsville), and Jesse Fairchild (Barnetts Creek); 3 daughters, June Chaffins (Barnetts Creek), Alka Ratliff (Staffordsville), and Rosa Fairchild (Staffordsville); 2 brothers, Edd Fairchild (Staffordsville) and Levi Fairchild (Staffordsville); and 1 sister, Mrs. Nola Hannah (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), John M. Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farmer, born in August of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Pearlie (wife, born in January of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 29), Roy (son, born in November of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), James (son, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), Jessie (son, born in January of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and Samuel (son, born in April of 1900 in Kentucky, age 1 month). John's parents are in house #107.

    On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25 & 26, 1910), John M. Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #129, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 15 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Pearl (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 15 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 39), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Jesse (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Warren (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to John's brother, Enoch.

    On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 7, 1920), Jno. W. Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #33, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Sise (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), James (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Jessie (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Warn (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Rosa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11). John's parents are in house #35.

    On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), John M. Fairchild is listed as the head of the household for house #62, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 66 years old. Also listed are Sis (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 59), James (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 31), Warren (son, divorced, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 29), June (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), and John M. Fairchild (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7). They are living in between son Roy and daughter Alka.

      The children of PEARLIE COLLINS and JOHN FAIRCHILD are:

      1. ROY FAIRCHILD, b. November 20, 1892, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 16, 1980, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) ARMINTA RATLIFF, m. (2) CORA SPEARS.
      2. JAMES FAIRCHILD, b. January 1896, Kentucky.
      3. JESSE FAIRCHILD, b. January 1898, Kentucky.
      4. SAMUEL WARREN "WARNIE" FAIRCHILD, b. April 1900, Kentucky.
      5. JUNE FAIRCHILD, b. 1904, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CHAFFINS.
      6. ALKA FAIRCHILD, b. November 26, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 1, 2000, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HERMAN RATLIFF.
      7. ROSA FAIRCHILD, b. August 27, 1908, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 2, 1997, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VIRGIL FAIRCHILD.
      8. MAY FAIRCHILD.
        Notes: May Fairchild died young from whooping cough.
      9. ANGELINE FAIRCHILD.
        Notes: Angeline Fairchild died young from whooping cough.

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







    JOSEPH T. BLAIR, son of NOBLE BLAIR and TALITHA STAMBAUGH, was born December 26, 1858 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 8, 1935. He married RACHEL E. ARMS, daughter of MARY M. BLAIR and WALLACE B. ARMS. She was born May 16, 1861 in Whitaker, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 29, 1952 in Whitaker, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in the family cemetery in Whitaker, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Joseph Blair was born December 26, 1858 in Johnson County to Noble Blair and Talitha Stambaugh.

    According to Kentucky birth records, Rachel E. Arms was born May 16, 1861 in Johnson County to Walace B. Arms (b. Floyd County) and Mary M. Blare (b. Floyd County).

    According to her death certificate, Rachell Arms Blair died April 29, 1952 in Whitaker from a stroke. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as May 16, 1861, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Wallace Arms and [unreadable], the informant as Rex Blair, and the burial place as Whitaker, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to her obituary, Rachel Arms Blair (age 91), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arms, lived her entire life in Whitaker, Johnson County, Kentucky. She died April 29, 1952 at the home of her son, Rex Blair, after an illness of 2 years, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blair, on June 8, 1935, and a daughter, Mrs. Martha Van Hoose. She was survived by 3 sons, Leonard Blair (of Whitaker), Everett Blair (Whitaker), and Rex Blair (Whitaker); 4 daughters, Mrs. Ida Litteral (Argillite, Kentucky), Mrs. Callie Howell (West Prestonsburg), and Mrs. Cora Fitzpatrick (Leander); 44 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On page 21 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Joseph T. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #291, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed is Rachel E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19). They are living under the same roof as Joseph's brother, John F. Their parents are in house #289.

    On page 22 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Joseph Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #187, he's a farmer, born in December of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Rachel (wife, born in May of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 39), Martha (daughter, born in January of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Ida (daughter, born in February of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Cora (daughter, born in March of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Callie (daughter, born in March of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Leonard (son, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Everet (son, born in August of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), William R. (son, born in September of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), and Alta (daughter, born in November of 1899 in Kentucky, age 6 months).

    On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 73 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Joseph T. Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 30 years, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Rachel E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and all are still living, age 48), Everett (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), William R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

    On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Joseph Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #169, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed is Rachel E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 58).

    On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1930), Joe Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #221, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 72 years old. Also listed is Rachel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 69).

      The children of JOE BLAIR and RACHEL ARMS are:

      1. MARTHA BLAIR, b. January 30, 1881, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 28, 1916, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NOAH VANHOOSE.
      2. IDA BLAIR, b. February 1883, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) LITTERAL.
      3. CORA BLAIR, b. March 1885, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) FITZPATRICK.
      4. CALLIE BLAIR, b. March 1887, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HOWELL.
      5. LEONARD BLAIR, b. May 1889, Kentucky.
      6. EVERETT BLAIR, b. August 8, 1891, Kentucky, d. July 1969, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARIE WHITAKER.
      7. WILLIAM REX BLAIR, b. September 1893, Kentucky, m. DORA WHITAKER.
        Notes: William and Dora Whitaker Blair's son was William Rex Blair Jr.
      8. ALTA BLAIR, b. November 1899, Kentucky.







    NANCY JANE LEMASTER, daughter of ISAAC LEMASTER and SARAH SPARKS, was born about 1867 in Kentucky, died July 27, 1931 in Bailey, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married ALLEN JACKSON, son of LARKIN JACKSON and ELIZABETH "BETSY" BURKHART, December 30, 1889 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born April 2, 1868 in Kentucky, died February 18, 1953 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Williams Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to her death certificate, Nancy Jane Lemaster Jackson died July 27, 1831 in Bailey from "Paulsey." Also on this certificate, her age is listed as 64 years 6 months, her husband as Allen Jackson, her parents as Isaac Lemaster (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Sparks (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Allen Jackson.

    According to his death certificate, Allen Jackson died February 18, 1953 in Salyersville from flu and senility. Also on this certificate, his birth date is listed as April 2, 1868, his marital status as widowed, his parents as Lark Jackson II and Betsy Buckhart, and the informant as Nannie Patrick.

    On page 27 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), Allen Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #243, he's a farmer, born in April of 1869 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Nancy J. (wife, born in March of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 10 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 31), John (son, born in April of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Virgie (daughter, born in April of 1893 in Kentucky, age 7), and Dora (daughter, born in June of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5).

    On page 20 of the 1910 census for District 103 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 6, 1910), Allen Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #185, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Nancy Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 41), Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Estel (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 14, 1920), Allan Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #86, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Nancy Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 52), and Estle (son, born in Kentucky, age 19).

    On page 20 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 14, 1930), Allen Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #196, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 63 years old. Also listed is Nancy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 63).

      The children of NANCY LEMASTER and ALLEN JACKSON are:

      1. JOHN JACKSON, b. April 1890, Kentucky.
      2. VIRGIE JACKSON, b. April 15, 1892, Kentucky, d. April 14, 1924, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. WARREN HELTON.
      3. DORA JACKSON, b. June 1894, Kentucky.
      4. ESTILL JACKSON, b. September 25, 1900, Kentucky, d. November 15, 1971, Burning Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ADDIE JACKSON.







    CROSSFORD BLAIR, son of HARRISON B. BLAIR and LYDIA A. HITCHCOCK, was born November 28, 1884, in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 24, 1957 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married BESSIE BLANTON, daughter of WILLIAM BLANTON and JUDY MCFARLIN, about 1906. She was born in May of 1887 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died August 20, 1967 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Bessie Blanton Blair's parents names were determined by finding Judy McFarlin's obituary (1886-1954).

    When Crosford Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Kenwood, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Bessie Blair of Kenwood, and that he was born November 28, 1884. He was found to be 5 feet 6 inches tall, he was stout, and he had light blue eyes and light brown hair.

    According to his obituary, Crossford Blair (age 72), son of Harrison and Lydia Hitchcock Blair, was born November 28, 1884 in Johnson County, died February 24, 1957 at home in Volga, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Bessie Blanton Blair; 1 son, Grady Blair (of Volga); 3 daughters, Mrs. Jennie Gullett (Oil Springs), Mrs. Maude Burchett (Winchester), and Mrs. Grace Estep (Fuget); 3 brothers, Tom Blair (Paintsville), Bruce Blair (Water Gap), and Drice Blair (Volga); 2 sisters, Mrs. Vera Van Hoose (Paintsville) and Mrs. Tera Nelson (Paintsville); 13 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Crossford Blair died February 24, 1957 in Johnson County at the age of 72.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bessie Blair died August 20, 1967 in Johnson County at the age of 80.

    On page 22 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), William Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #182, he's a farmer, born in May of 1865 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Judea (wife, born in August of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 3 are still living, age 31), Bessie (daughter, born in May of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Oscar (son, born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), and Lizzie (daughter, born in October of 1899 in Kentucky, age 8 months).

    On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), Crossford Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 22), and Jennie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to Bessie's parents.

    On pages 5 & 6 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 8, 9, & 10, 1920), Crosford Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #51, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Jennie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Maud (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Grady (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 3 months). Gracie and Maud are listed as twins.

    On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Crosford Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Bessie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 42), Grace (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Maud (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Grady (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

      The children of CROSSFORD BLAIR and BESSIE BLANTON are:

      1. JENNIE BLAIR, b. July 3, 1907, Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 17, 2000, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LECK GULLETT.
      2. GRACE BLAIR, b. September 13, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 4, 1996, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WOODFORD ESTEP.
      3. MAUDE BLAIR, b. September 13, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BURCHETT.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Maude Blair was born September 13, 1913 in Johnson County to Bessie Blanton.
        Grace and Maude Blair were twins.
      4. GRADY BLAIR, b. September 2, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Grady Blair was born September 2, 1916 in Johnson County to Bessie Blanton.







    JENNIE BLAIR, daughter of CROSSFORD BLAIR and BESSIE BLANTON, was born July 3, 1907 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 17, 2000 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married LECK GULLETT, son of JAMES B. GULLETT and MARY BLANTON. He was born May 29, 1900 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 17, 1980 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, and is buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: James B. Gullett was the brother of Tempy Gullett.

    When Leck Gullett's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for J. B. Gullett in Kenwood, Johnson County, that his closest relative was J. B. Gullett of Kenwood, and that he was born May 29, 1900. He was found to be 5 feet 6 inches tall, of stout build, and he had dark blue eyes and dark brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

    According to her obituary, Jennie Blair Gullett (age 93), daughter of the late Crosford and Bessie Blanton Blair, was born July 3, 1907 in Manila, died August 17, 2000 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 4 sons, Wendell Gullett (of Volga), Paul Gullett (Hager Hill), James Willard Gullett (New Carlisle, Ohio), and Don Gullett (Clarksville, Tennessee); 2 daughters, Christine Blanton (Oil Springs) and Reida Hope Robinson (Springfield, Ohio); 1 sister, Maude Burchett (Winchester); 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to his obituary, Leck Gullett (age 79), son of James B. and Mary Blanton Gullett, a resident of Volga and a retired U.S. mail carrier, was born May 29, 1900 in Johnson County, died May 17, 1980 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, after an extended illness, and was buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Manila. He was survived by his wife, Jennie Blair Gullett; 4 sons, Don (of Clarksville, Tennessee), James W. (New Carlisle, Ohio), Paul (Hager Hill), and Wendell (Volga); 2 daughters, Christine Blanton (Oil Springs) and Reida Hope Robinson (Springfield, Ohio); 16 grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Leck Gullett was born May 29, 1900, and died in May of 1980. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Leck Gullett died May 17, 1980 in Ohio at the age of 79. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

    On page 25 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1900), James D. Gullet is listed as the head of the household for house #202, he's a farmer, born in March of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in April of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 44), Cleffy (daughter, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Leck (son, born in May of 1900 in Kentucky, age 0 months), Florence B. (daughter, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), and Delia (daughter, born in August of 1890 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

    On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), James B. "Guttell" is listed as the head of the household for house #22, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 53), Cettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Leck (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Harvey Colvin [hard to read] (servant, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21).

    On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 8 & 9, 1920), James B. Gullett is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 63), Leck (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Edely Cantrell (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, age 29), Erie McKenzie [hard to read] (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Harvey W. Colvin (servant, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29).

    On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), James D. Gullett is listed as the head of the household for house #98, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 73 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 36, age 73), Leck (son, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 29), and Jennie (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22). Jennie's parents are in house #101.

      The children of JENNIE BLAIR and LECK GULLETT are:

      1. DON GULLETT, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Don Gullett was born in Johnson County to Janis Blair.
      2. PAUL C. GULLETT, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Paul C. Gullett was born in Johnson County to Jennie Blair.
      3. JAMES WILLARD GULLETT, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James W. Gullett was born in Johnson County to Jennie Blair.
      4. REIDA HOPE GULLETT, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ROBINSON.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Reeda H. Gullett was born in Johnson County to Janis Blair.
      5. CHRISTINE GULLETT, m. JOHN BLANTON.
      6. WENDELL GULLETT, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wendell Gullett was born in Johnson County to Jennie Blair.







    GRACE BLAIR, daughter of CROSSFORD BLAIR and BESSIE BLANTON, was born September 13, 1913 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 4, 1996 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WOODFORD ESTEP, son of WILLIAM WESLEY ESTEP and ISABELLA LEMASTER. He was born April 23, 1913 in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 7, 2003 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Grace Blair was born September 13, 1913 in Johnson County to Bessie Blanton.

    According to her obituary, Grace Blair Estep (age 83), daughter of the late Crosford and Bessie Blanton Blair, was born September 13, 1913 in Johnson County, died October 4, 1996 at home in Volga, and was buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by her husband, Woodford Estep; 3 sons, William C. Estep (of Flat Gap), Harold E. Estep (Meally), and Dr. Carroll H. Estep (Dayton, Ohio); 1 daughter, Phyllis Ruth Estep (Dayton); 2 sisters, Jennie Gullett (Volga) and Maude Burchett (Winchester); 5 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Grace Estep was born September 13, 1913, and died October 4, 1996. She received her Social Security card in 1975 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Grace Estep died October 4, 1996 in Volga at the age of 83.

    According to his obituary, Woodford "Woody" Estep (age 90), son of the late Dr. William Wesley and Isabella Lemaster Estep, was born April 23, 1913 in Fuget, died September 7, 2003 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in Blanton Branch Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Estep; and 1 grandchild. He was survived by 3 sons, William G. "Bill" Estep (of Flat Gap), Harold E. Estep (Meally), and Dr. Carrol H. Estep (Centerville, Ohio); 1 daughter, Phyllis Ruth Estep (Dayton, Ohio); 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Woodford Estep was born April 23, 1913, and died September 7, 2003. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 14, 1920), William W. Estepp is listed as the head of the household for house #85, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Isabel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), and Woodford (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    On page 31 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1930), Isabel Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #280, she's a public school teacher, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and she's 40 years old. Also listed are Woodford Estep (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Pauline Estep (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

      The children of GRACE BLAIR and WOODFORD ESTEP are:

      1. WILLIAM C. ESTEP, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William C. Estep was born in Johnson County to Grace Blair.
      2. HAROLD E. ESTEP, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harold E. Estep was born in Johnson County to Grace Blair.
      3. PHYLLIS RUTH ESTEP, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Phyllis R. Estep was born in Johnson County to Grace Blair.
      4. CARROLL H. ESTEP, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carrol H. Estep was born in Johnson County to Grace Blair.







    DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR, son of HARRISON B. BLAIR and LYDIA A. HITCHCOCK, was born July 13, 1887 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 12, 1968 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married NORMA CHARLOTTE RAMEY, daughter of THOMAS JEFFERSON RAMEY and SARAH LOUISE BROWN, July 27, 1910, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born November 19, 1891 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died May 2, 1966 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Darius and his brother Bruce married sisters.

    When Darius Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer, that he had a wife and children, and that he was born July 13, 1888 in Barnetts Creek, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, he had blue eyes and light-colored hair, and he was slightly balding.

    According to his obituary, Darius Blair (age 80), son of the late Harrison and Lydia Hitchcock Blair and a retired farmer, was born July 13, 1887 in Johnson County, died July 12, 1968 in a local Johnson County hospital after suffering a heart attack, and was buried in the McKenzie Cemetery in Volga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Ramey in May of 1866. He was survived by 4 sons, Carl, William and Darius Jr., of Volga, and Dow of Cincinnati, Ohio; 5 daughters, Lydia Justice of Huntington, West Virginia, Sarah Fairchild and Opal Conley of Paintsville, Mary Howard of West Van Lear, and Gracie Ratliff of Barnetts Creek; and 3 sisters, Golda VanHoose, Vera VanHoose, and Tera Nelson, all of Paintsville. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Darius Blair was born July 13, 1888, and died in July of 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Darius Blair died July 12, 1968 in Johnson County at the age of 80.

    According to her obituary, Norma C. Ramey Blair (age 74), daughter of Jeff and Louisa Brown Ramey, was born November 19, 1891 in Morgan County, died May 2, 1966 in a local Johnson County hospital after a short illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Volga. Whe was survived by her husband of 58 years, Darius Blair; 4 sons, Carl Blair (of Volga), Bill Blair (Volga), Dow (Hamilton, Ohio), and Darius Jr. (Barnetts Creek); 5 daughters, Mrs. Mae Justice (Virginia), Mrs. Sarah Fairchild (Paintsville), Mrs. Opal Conley (Paintsville), Mrs. Mary Howard (West Van Lear), and Mrs. Gracie Lee Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 2 brothers, Irvin Ramey (Prestonsburg) and Arthur Ramey (Winona Lake, Indiana); and 4 sisters, Mrs. Plura Ramey Crislip (Marysville, Ohio), Mrs. Ethel Ramey Lemaster (Springfield, Ohio), Mrs. Rena Fairchild [Serena Ramey Fairchild] (Richmond Dale, Ohio), and Mrs. Lydia Ramey Stapleton (Volga). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Norma Blair died May 2, 1966 in Johnson County at the age of 74.

    On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Jefferson Ramey is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a farmer, born in April of 1872 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee, married for 11 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Louisa (wife, born in August of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 27), Pleura (daughter, born in October of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Norma C. (daughter, born in November of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Serena (daughter, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Robie (son, born in September of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Destimony (daughter, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Emery T. (son, born in December of 1899 in Ketucky, age 5 months).

    On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 13, 1910), Thomas J. Ramey is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Sarah L. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 40), Norma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Roby (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Desta Mona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ervin (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Lida May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Arthur R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 46 (Sitka) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 20 & 21, 1920), Darius Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Norma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Mamie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Carrel H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Lydia M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Roby F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Darius Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #61, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Norma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 39), Carl H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lydia M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Roby F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), William E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Gracie Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

      The children of DRICE BLAIR and NORMA RAMEY are:

      1. MAYME BLAIR, b. September 21, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 22, 1951, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SANFORD B. BLANTON.
      2. CARL HERSCHELL BLAIR, b. August 20, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 10, 1996, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MYRTLE WILLIAMS.
      3. LYDIA MAE BLAIR, b. July 14, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) H. WEBB, m. (2) (unknown first name) JUSTICE, m. (1) (unknown first name) VANCE.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lydia Blair was born July 14, 1916 in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.
        Lydia's name was listed as Mrs. H. Webb in her brother Robie's obituary when he died in 1943, as Mrs. Mae Justice in her mother's obituary in 1966, as Lydia Justice in her father's obituary in 1968, and as Lydia Vance in her sisters obituary in 2007.
      4. ROBIE F. BLAIR, b. March 10, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 14, 1943, New Guinea.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robie F. Blair was born March 10, 1918 in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.
        According to World War II Army enlistment records, Robie F. Blair enlisted as a private on June 30, 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia. He was 5 feet 5 inches tall, he weighed 128 pounds, and he had a grammar school education.
        According to his obituary, Robie F. Blair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darius Blair of Volga, was killed in New Guinea on March 14, 1943, one of the first casualties of World War II from Johnson County. He was born March 10, 1918 and lived in Johnson County his entire life until being called to the service of his country. He was survived by his parents; 4 brothers, Carol H. Blair (of Volga), William E. Blair (Volga), Junior Blair (Volga), and Dow Blair (Volga); and 6 sisters, Mrs. Raymond Fairchild (Sitka), Miss Grace Lee Blair (Volga), Mrs. Sanford Blanton (Volga), Mrs. H. Webb (Sitka), Mrs. Walter Fairchild (Wittensville), and Mrs. Junior Conley (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      5. SARAH J. BLAIR, b. April 23, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 23, 2007, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. WALTER FAIRCHILD.
      6. OPAL BLAIR, b. 1923, Kentucky, m. SAMUEL HENRY CONLEY JR.
      7. MARY BLAIR, b. December 25, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 11, 1969, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) RAYMOND FAIRCHILD, m. (2) WILLIAM HOWARD.
      8. WILLIAM E. BLAIR, b. January 1, 1927, Kentucky, d. August 2, 2004, Flatgap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, William E. Blair was born January 1, 1927, and died August 2, 2004. He received his Social Security card in 1951 to 1963 through the Railroad Board, and his last place of residence was in Flatgap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      9. GRACIE LEE BLAIR, b. August 30, 1928, Kentucky, d. July 15, 2008, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELI RATLIFF JR.
      10. LORANZIE DOW BLAIR, b. February 1, 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 12, 2007, Highland County, Ohio, m. MARCIA PEASLEE.
      11. DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR JR., b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Darius Blair was born in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.







    MAYME BLAIR, daughter of DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR and NORMA CHARLOTTE RAMEY, was born September 21, 1911 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 22, 1951 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married SANFORD B. BLANTON, son of GEORGE W. BLANTON and ADDIE PRICHARD, in 1930. He was born November 14, 1910 in Kentucky, and died January 8, 1985 in Fayette County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Sanford Blanton was the brother of Sally Blanton and Addie Blanton.

    Sanford Blanton married a lady by the name of Lois Skaggs (1933-1975) after Mayme died. Mayme and Sanford's daughter Joan's name was determined by finding the obituary of Lois Skaggs.

    According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lura Blair was born September 21, 1911 in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.

    According to her death certificate, Mayme Blanton died June 22, 1951 at home in rural Staffordsville from what appears to have been a stroke caused by hypertension. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as September 21, 1911, her marital status as married, her parents as Drice Blair and Norma Ramey, the informant as Sanford Blanton, and the burial place as the the family cemetery in Volga, Kentucky.

    According to her obituary, Mayme Blair Blanton (age 39), daughter of Drice and Norma Ramey Blair, was born September 11, 1911 in Volga, died suddenly at home in Volga on June 22, 1951, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was survived by her parents; her husband, Sanford Blanton, whom she married in 1930; 2 sons, Charles Blanton (of Volga) and Billie Blanton (Volga); 1 daughter, Mrs. Dennis Blair (Barnetts Creek); 4 brothers, Carl Blair (Volga), Bill Blair (Volga), Drice Blair Jr., (Volga), and Dave Blair (U.S. Air Force in Alaska); and 5 sisters, Mrs. Mary Fairchild (Wittensville), Mrs. Sarah Fairchild (Wittensville), Gracelee Blair (Volga), Mrs. Lydia Webb (Sitka), and Mrs. Opal Conely (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sanford Blanton was born November 14, 1910, and died in January of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sanford Blanton died January 8, 1985 in Fayette County at the age of 74. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

    On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 12, 1920), George W. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #64, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Adda (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, age 34), Adda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Earlie [Charley - hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Sanford B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Sallie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Benjamon [Benjamin] (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months), and Oliver (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months).

    On page 8 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), George W. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #70, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Adda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 45), Sanford (son, married, born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 19), Mammie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 18), Sallie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ben (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and George W. Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

      The children of MAYME BLAIR and SANFORD BLANTON are:

      1. JO ANN BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DENNIS BLAIR.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jo Ann Blanton was born in Johnson County to Mamie Blair.
      2. CHARLES W. BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles W. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Mamie Blair.
      3. BILLY E. BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billy E. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Mamie Blair.
      4. WILLA MAE BLANTON, b. March 6, 1940, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 6, 1940, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willa M. Blanton was born March 6, 1940 in Johnson County to Mayme Blair.
        According to her death certificate, Willa Mae Blanton was stillborn on March 6, 1940 in Volga. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Sanford Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Mayme Blair (b. Kentucky), and the burial place as Blanton Cemetery in Volga, Kentucky.







    CARL HERSCHELL BLAIR, son of DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR and NORMA CHARLOTTE RAMEY, was born August 20, 1913 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 10, 1996 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Dixon Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MYRTLE WILLIAMS.

    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carl H. Blair was born August 20, 1913 in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.

    According to his obituary, Carl Herschell Blair (age 82), son of the late Darius and Norma Charlotte Ramey Blair, was born August 20, 1913 in Johnson County, died March 10, 1996 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Dixon Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was a retired county and state highway worker and a World War II veteran. He was survived by his wife, Myrtle Blair; 1 son, Carl F. Blair (of Prestonsburg); 3 brothers, Darius Blair Jr., (Volga), Bill Blair (Stone Coal), and Dow Blair (Ohio); 3 sisters, Opal Conley (Paintsville), Sarah Fairchild (Paintsville), and Grace Lee Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Carl H. Blair was born August 20, 1913, and died March 10, 1996. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Carl H. Blair died March 10, 1996 in Floyd County at the age of 82. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

      The child of CARL BLAIR and MYRTLE WILLIAMS is:

      1. CARL F. BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carl F. Blair was born in Johnson County to Myrtle Williams.







    SARAH J. BLAIR, daughter of DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR and NORMA CHARLOTTE RAMEY, was born April 23, 1920 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 23, 2007 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky. She married WALTER FAIRCHILD, son of LUCY HITCHCOCK and LEVI FAIRCHILD. He was born March 10, 1917 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died May 11, 1991 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah G. Blair was born in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.

    According to her obituary, Sarah J. Blair Fairchild (age 87), daughter of Darius and Norma Ramey Blair and a resident of Paintsville, was born April 23, 1920 in Johnson County, and died June 23, 2007 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Fairchild; 1 son, Roby Fairchild; 4 brothers, William Blair, Dow Blair, Carl Blair, and Roby Blair; and 3 sisters, Mary Howard, Lydia Vance, and Mamie Blanton. She was survived by 1 son, Harold Fairchild (of Kingsport, Tennessee); 3 daughters, Phyllis K. Blair (Mt. Carmel, Tennessee), Joyce Crum (Church Hill, Tennessee), and Jelena Vance (Prestonsburg); 1 brother, Darius Blair Jr., (Volga); 2 sisters, Opal Conley (Paintsville) and Grace Ratliff (Barnetts Creek); 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sarah Fairchild was born April 23, 1920, and died June 23, 2007. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Walter Fairchild was born March 10, 1917, and died May 11, 1991. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Walter Fairchild died May 11, 1991 in Floyd County at the age of 73. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death. According to another, he died in Paintsville but was living in Floyd County.

      The children of SARAH BLAIR and WALTER FAIRCHILD are:

      1. HAROLD EUGENE FAIRCHILD.
      2. ROBIE F. FAIRCHILD.
      3. PHYLLIS K. FAIRCHILD, m. (unknown first name) BLAIR.
      4. JOYCE FAIRCHILD, m. (unknown first name) CRUM.
      5. JELENA FAIRCHILD, m. (unknown first name) VANCE.







    LORANZIE DOW BLAIR, son of DARIUS "DRICE" BLAIR and NORMA CHARLOTTE RAMEY, was born February 1, 1932 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died May 12, 2007 in Highland County, Ohio. He married MARCIA PEASLEE.

    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Loranzie D. Blair was born February 1, 1932 in Johnson County to Norma Ramey.

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Loranzie Dow Blair was born February 1, 1932, and died May 12, 2007. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio.

    According to his obituary, Loranzie Dow Blair (age 75), son of the late Darius and Norma Ramey Blair, was a U.S. Air Force Korean conflict veteran and a retired Ford Motor Company employee. He was born February 1, 1932 in Johnson County, died May 12, 2007 at home in Highland County, and was cremated. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Junior Blair. He was survived by his wife, Marcia Peaslee Blair; 5 sons, William Blair (of Middletown), Michael Blair (Fayetteville), Dean Blair (Tennessee), Kenneth Encinas (South Carolina), and Wayne Encinas (Wilmington, Ohio); 2 daughters, Lula Blair (Middletown) and Flora Jo Stark (Kentucky), 1 brother, Darius Blair (Paintsville); 3 sisters, Sarah Fairchild (Paintsville), Gracie Ratliff (Paintsville), and Opal Conley (Kentucky), 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

      The children of DOW BLAIR and MARCIA PEASLEE are:

      1. WILLIAM BLAIR.
      2. MICHAEL BLAIR.
      3. DEAN BLAIR.
      4. LULA BLAIR.







    BRUCE BLAIR, son of HARRISON B. BLAIR and LYDIA A. HITCHCOCK, was born October 18, 1892 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died January 17, 1965 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married DESTIMONY RAMEY, daughter of THOMAS JEFFERSON RAMEY and SARAH LOUISE BROWN, March 18, 1914 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born October of 1897 in Kentucky.

    Notes: Bruce and his brother Darius married sisters.

    There are reports that state that Destimony Ramey died July 19, 1935. This couldn't be verified.

    When Bruce Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Kenwood, Kentucky, that he had a wife and a child, and that he was born October 18, 1893 in Volga, Johnson County. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bruce Blair was born October 18, 1892, and died in January of 1965. 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, Bruce Blair died January 17, 1965 in Floyd County at the age of 72. He was living in Floyd County at the time of his death.

    On page 4 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Jefferson Ramey is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a farmer, born in April of 1872 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee, married for 11 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Louisa (wife, born in August of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, married for 11 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 27), Pleura (daughter, born in October of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Norma C. (daughter, born in November of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Serena (daughter, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Robie (son, born in September of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Destimony (daughter, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Emery T. (son, born in December of 1899 in Ketucky, age 5 months).

    On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 13, 1910), Thomas J. Ramey is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Sarah L. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 40), Norma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Roby (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Desta Mona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ervin (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Lida May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Arthur R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10 & 12, 1920), Bruce Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Monie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), and Hubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 5 months).

    On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 36-5 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Bruce Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #100, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Monie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 32), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Herbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Wendell (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Lida Ramey (sister-in-law, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23).

      The children of BRUCE BLAIR and MONA RAMEY are:

      1. EARL BLAIR, b. 1915, Kentucky.
      2. HERBERT BLAIR, b. 1917, Kentucky.
      3. WENDELL BLAIR, b. 1920, Kentucky.







    GOLDA BLAIR, daughter of HARRISON B. BLAIR and LYDIA A. HITCHCOCK, was born September 13, 1894 in Kentucky, died April 2, 1981 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married NOAH VANHOOSE, son of BRACKEN VANHOOSE and ANNA DAVIS, about 1911 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born May 38, 1868 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 23, 1955 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. Noah VanHoose married (1) MARTHA BLAIR, daughter of JOSEPH T. BLAIR and RACHEL E. ARMS. She was born January 30, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died April 28, 1916 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to her obituary, Goldie Blair VanHoose (age 86) daughter of Harrison and Lidia Hitchcock Blair, was born in September of 1894 in Johnson County, died April 2, 1981 in Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville after an extended illness, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah VanHoose, in 1955. She was survived by 2 sons, Ray VanHoose (of Paintsville) and Roy VanHoose (Paintsville); 4 daughters, Edna Jett (Paintsville), Faye Dingus (Martin), Mary Hope Walker (Louisville), and Josephine Howe (Rockhill, South Carolina); and 2 sisters, Vera VanHoose (Paintsville) and Teri Nelson (Paintsville).

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Goldie Vanhoose was born September 13, 1894, and died in April of 1981. She received her Social Security card in 1955 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to her death certificate, Martha Blair Vanhoose died April 28, 1916 in Paintsville from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as January 30, 1881, her marital status as married, her parents as Joseph Blair (b. Johnson County) and Rachel Arms (b. Johnson County), and the informant as Noah VanHoose of Paintsville.

    According to his obituary, Noah VanHoose, son of Bracken and Anna Davis VanHoose, was one of Johnson County's most prominent merchants. He was born May 27, 1868 in Paintsville, died in May of 1955, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Goldia Blair VanHoose; 2 sons, Roy VanHoose (of Paintsville) and Ray VanHoose (Paintsville); 4 daughters, Mrs. Furmin Dingus (Martin Kentucky), Mrs. Edna Simonton (Paintsville), Mrs. W. J. Howe Jr., (San Jose, California), and Mrs. J. Earl Walker (Louisville, Kentucky); and the following grandchildren: Mrs. Douglas Miller, Janet VanHoose, Eddie VanHoose, Jo Richard VanHoose, and George VanHoose (all of Paintsville); Mary Jo VanHoose (Louisville), Charles Dingus (Martin), A-2c Robert E. Simonton (Landeberglech, Germany), Gerry and Ann C. Howe (San Jose, California), Kathleen and James Earl Walker (Louisville); and 1 great-granddaughter, Little Miss Martha Ann Miller. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Noah Vanhoose died May 23, 1955 in Johnson County at the age of 86.

    On page 21 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 21, 1870), Bracken Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #141, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Anna (born in Kentucky, age 42), Eliphas (born in Kentucky, age 17), Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Lucinda (born in Kentucky, age 12), Amanda (born in Kentucky, age 10), Davidson (born in Kentucky, age 8), Melisa J. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Matilda (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Noah (born in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 10 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 10, 1880), Bracken R. Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #200, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 50), Amanda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Davidson (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mallisa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Tilda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    On page 4 of the 1910 census for District 64 (Paintsville Ward 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1910), Noah Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #31 (which looks to be the local jail), he's a jail keeper, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 29), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), George Litteral (servant, married, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, age 25), Ida Litteral (servant, cook in the jail, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 27), Ross Caudill (single, prisoner, jail inmate, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Sam Ealy (single, prisoner, jail inmate, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Fred Sammons (prisoner, jail inmate, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 19), and Harry McKenzie (prisoner, jail inmate, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

    On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Noah Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's the manager of a livery stable, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Goldie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Edna May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Fay (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    On pages 4 & 5 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2 & 3, 1930), Noah Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's a merchant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 49, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Goldie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 35), Roy (son, single, manager of a service store, born in Kentucky, age 24), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Edna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Anna J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Earl Chandler (roomer, salesman in a department store, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

      The children of NOAH VANHOOSE and MARTHA BLAIR are:

      1. ROY VANHOOSE, b. October 16, 1905, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 12, 2001, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
        Notes: According to his obituary, Roy VanHoose (age 95), son of the late Noah and Martha Blair VanHoose, was born October 16, 1905 in Johnson County, died February 12, 2001 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by 2 daughters, Patsy Miller (of Paintsville) and Mary Jo Blackburn (Pikeville); 2 sisters, Mary Hope Walker (Louisville) and Josephine Howe (Landrum, South Carolina); 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      2. RAY VANHOOSE, b. January 20, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 29, 1982, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LURA BLANTON.
        Notes: According to his obituary, Ray VanHoose (age 75), son of Noah and Martha Blair VanHoose, was born January 20, 1907 in Johnson County, died July 29, 1982 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survivied by his wife, Lura Blanton VanHoose; 3 sons, Eddie VanHoose (of Paintsville), Joe VanHoose [Joe Richard VanHoose] (Bridgeport, Connecticutt), and George VanHoose (New Orleans, Louisiana); 1 daughter, Janet VanHoose (Bridgeview, Illinois); 1 brother, Roy VanHoose (Paintsville); and 3 sisters, Edna Jett (Paintsville), Josephine Howe (South Carolina), and Mary Walker (Louisville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      3. EDNA MAY VANHOOSE, b. 1911, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) SIMONTON, m. (unknown first name) JETT.
      4. FAYE VANHOOSE, b. August 23, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 27, 1982, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Ivel, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FURMIN DINGUS.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fay Vanhoose was born August 23, 1912 in Johnson County to Martha Blair.
        According to her obituary, Faye VanHoose Dingus (age 69), daughter of the late Noah and Goldie Blair VanHoose, was born August 23, 1912 in Paintsville, died June 27, 1982 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Davis Memorial Gardens in Ivel. She was survived by her husband, Furman Dingus; 1 son, Charles W. Dingus (of Martin, Kentucky); 2 brothers, Roy VanHoose (Paintsville) and Ray VanHoose (Paintsville); 3 sisters, Josephine Howard (South Carolina), Edna Jett (Paintsville), and Mary Hope Walker (Louisville); 2 grandchildren; and 4 step-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

      The children of GOLDIE BLAIR and NOAH VANHOOSE are:

      1. ANNA JOSEPHINE VANHOOSE, b. 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. W. J. HOWE JR.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna J. Vanhoose was born in Johnson County to Golda Blair.
      2. MARY HOPE VANHOOSE, b. May 12, 1922, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 9, 2006, Louisville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Louisville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES EARL WALKER.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary H. Vanhoose was born May 12, 1922 in Johnson County to Golda Blair.
        According to her obituary, Mary Hope VanHoose Walker (age 84) of Louisville and a native of Paintsville, died June 9, 2006 in Oaklawn Nursing Home, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Earl Walker. She was survived by 1 son, James Earl Walker Jr.; 1 daughter, Kathleen Walker Samoska (George); 1 sister, Josephine Howe; 3 grandchildren, Jason Walker, Caroline Samoska Wacker, and Paul Samoska; and 1 great-grandchild, James Matthew Wacker. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)







    VERA BLAIR, daughter of HARRISON B. BLAIR and LYDIA A. HITCHCOCK, was born November 1, 1899 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died July 18, 1986 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ALBERT VANHOOSE, son of DAVID VANHOOSE and ADALINE JACKSON, about 1917. He was born March 9, 1894 in Kentucky, died November 7, 1961 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: When Albert Vanhoose's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a teamster working in Paintsville, that he was married, and the he was born March 9, 1894 in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark brown hair.

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Vera Vanhoose died July 18, 1986 in Johnson County at the age of 86.

    According to his obituary, Albert "Ab" Van Hoose, son of the late David and Adaline Jackson Van Hoose, was a widely known railroader and a familiar face in Paintsville city politics. He died election day shortly after returning from the polls. He retired earlier in the year after 42 years of service with the C. & O. Railway Company as a fireman, and had suffered a mild heart attack also earlier in the year. He had ran for city office twice, but was defeated both times. He was born March 9, 1894, died November 7, 1961 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Vera Blair Van Hoose; 2 sons, Edgar Van Hoose (of Louisa) and Jack Van Hoose (Paintsville); 1 daughter, Phyllis Van Hoose (Paintsville); and 3 brothers, Clarence (Dayton, Ohio), Chester (Ludlow, Kentucky), and Gordon (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Albert Vanhoose died November 7, 1961 in Johnson County at the age of 67.

    On page 8 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1900), Dave Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a daily laborer, born in October of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 11 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Addie (wife, born in February of 1870 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in West Virginia, age 30), Wille (son, born in September of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), and Albert (son, born in March of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6).

    On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 64 (Paintsville Ward 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 6, 1910), Dave Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's the manager of some stables, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Lillian G. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Illinois, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 34), Albert (son, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 16), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Chester (son, born in Kentucky, age 80), and Anna Vanhoose (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 80).

    On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2, 1920), Albert Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for family #32 in house #24, he's a railroad fireman, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Verie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), and Edgar W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 8 months).

    On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Abb Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #41, he's a railroad fireman, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Verie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 30), Edgar W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Jack D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6).

      The children of VERA BLAIR and AB VANHOOSE are:

      1. EDGAR W. VANHOOSE, b. May 8, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edgar W. Vanhoose was born May 8, 1918 in Johnson County to Verie Blair.
      2. PATSY VANHOOSE, b. January 28, 1920, Kentucky, d. December 8, 1920, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Gladys Vanhoose that was born January 26, 1920 in Johnson County to Vera Blair.
        According to her death certificate, Patsy Vanhoose died December 8, 1920 in Paintsville from marasmus. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as January 28, 1920, her parents as Albert Vanhoose (b. Kentucky) and Vera Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as Albert Vanhoose of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Paintsville.
      3. ROY VANHOOSE, b. March 17, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Roy Vanhoose was born March 17, 1921 in Johnson County to Vera Blair.
      4. JACK D. VANHOOSE, b. 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jack D. Vanhoose was born in Johnson County to Vera Blair.
      5. PHYLLIS VANHOOSE.







    ERIE BLAIR, daughter of HARRISON B. BLAIR and CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CLAY, was born March 21, 1904 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 27, 1951 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married MARION ELLIS HONDEL, son of JOHN C. HONDEL and MARGARET M. FRILL, in 1930. He was born May 5, 1899 in Fryburg, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, died May 24, 1931 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) FRED RICH, son of JESSE M. RICH and PINA ABSHER, in 1934. He was born December 26, 1908 in Casey County, Kentucky, died January 7, 1960 at home in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Liberty, Casey County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to her death certificate, Erie Riche died December 27, 1950 at home in Paintsville from bronchial asthma. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, Kentucky, her birthplace as March 21, 1904, her marital status as married, her parents as Harrison Blair and Lottie Clay, the informant as Marion Allen, and the burial place as Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.

    According to her obituary, Erie Hondel Blair Riche (age 46), daughter of Harrison and Lottie Clay Blair, was born March 21, 1904 in Volga, died December 28, 1951 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was first married to Marion Hondel in 1930. He died in 1931. She married Fred Richie in 1934. She was survived by her husband; 1 daughter, Mrs. Marion Allen (of Paintsville); 5 brothers, Tom Blair (Thomas, Kentucky), Crossford Blair (Kenwood), Liss Blair (Leander), Drice Blair (Volga), and Bruce Blair (Dwale, Kentucky); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Tera Nelson (Paintsville), Mrs. Golda VanHoose (Paintsville), and Mrs. Vera VanHoose (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to his death certificate, Marion Ellis Hondel died May 24, 1931 in Paintsville from lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Fryburg, Pennsylvania, his birth date as May 5, 1899, his marital status as married, his wife as Erie Blair, his occupation as a driller of oil and gas wells, he parents as John Hondel (b. Pennsylvania) and Margaret Frill (b. Pennsylvania), the informant as Willis Hondell of Estill, Kentucky, and the birthplace as Mayo Cemetery.

    According to his obituary, Fred Rich (age 61), son of J. N. and Pina Absher Rich and an automobile mechanic, was born December 26, 1908 in Carey County, died January 7, 1960 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Liberty. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erie Blair Rich. He was survived by 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Delmere Allen (of Paintsville); 3 sisters, Minnie Marlow (Liberty), Pearl Cain (Liberty), and Nettie Zachary (Lafayette, Indiana). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    On pages 13 & 14 of the 1900 census for District 28 (Washington) in Clarion County, Pennsylvania (dated June 15 & 16, 1900), John C. Hondle is listed as the head of the household for house #142, he's a farmer, born in March of 1864 in Pennsylvania, parents born in Germany, married for 10 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Maggie (wife, born in January of 1864 in Pennsylvania, father born in Germany, mother born in Pennsylvania, married for 10 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 36), Floyd M. (son, born March of 1891 in Pennsylvania, age 9), Helen S. (daughter, born in October of 1892 in Pennsylvania, age 7), Ruth I. (daughter, born in April of 1895 in Pennsylvania, age 5), Willis M. (son, born in October of 1897 in Pennsylvania, age 2), and Marion (son, born in March of 1898 in Pennsylvania, age 1).

    On page 20 of the 1910 census for District 32 (Washington) in Clarion County, Pennsylvania (dated May 5, 1910), John C. Hondel is listed as the head of the household for house #199, he's a farmer, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Germany, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Margaret M. (wife, born in Pennsylvania, father born in Germany, mother born in Pennsylvania, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 46), Willis (son, born in Pennsylvania, age 12), Helen S. (daughter, born in Pennsylvania, age 17), Ruth M. (daughter, born in Pennsylvania, age 15), and Marion E. (son, born in Pennsylvania, age 11).

    On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 42 (Dunville) in Casey County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Jesse Rich is listed as the head of the household for house #195, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 20 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Pinie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 36), Pearl (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Minni [Minnie] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Fred (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months [hard to read]).

    On page 24 of the 1920 census for District 52 (Dunville) in Casey County, Kentucky (dated January 20 & 21, 1920), Jesse Rich is listed as the head of the household for house #236, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Pina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Fred (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Nettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

      The child of ERIE BLAIR and MARION HONDEL is:

      1. MARION HONDEL, m. DELMERE ALLEN.







    TERIE BLAIR, daughter of HARRISON B. BLAIR and CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" CLAY, was born August 1, 1905 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 11, 2000 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married RALPH NELSON, son of JOHN WESLEY NELSON and MALISSA CALDONIA PRICE, about 1921. He was born August 22, 1899 in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 30, 1932 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: Malissa Caldonia Nelson's name was confirmed by finding her death certificate (1878-1953). Her parents are listed as Clay Martin and Nancy Price. Her name is listed as Malissa Price on son Ralph's death certificate.

    When Ralph Nelson's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a railroad clerk for C. & O. Railroad in Paintsville, that his closest relative was John Wesley Nelson of Paintsville, and that he was born August 23, 1900). He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

    According to her obituary, Terie Blair Nelson (age 94), daughter of the late Harrison and Lottie Clay Blair, was retired from the Mayo State Vocational School. She was born August 1, 1905 in Johnson County, died March 11, 2000 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Nelson, on March 31, 1932. She was survived by 1 daughter, Betsy Jo VanHoose (of Paintsville); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Social Security death record transcripts, Terie Nelson was born August 1, 1904, and died March 11, 2000. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    According to his death certificate, Ralph Nelson died March 30, 1932 in Paintsville from appendicitis complications. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as White House, his birth date as August 22, 1899, his marital status as married, his wife as Terie Blair, his occupation as railroad brakeman, his parents as John Wesley Nelson (b. Lawrence County) and Malissa Price (b. Floyd County), the informant as Mrs. Ralph Nelson of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville.

    On page 28 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Wesley Nelson is listed as the head of the household for house #232, he's a farmer, born in October of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Caldonna (wife, born in August of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 21), Della (daughter, born in June of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Myrtle (daughter, born in March of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), and Ralph (son, born in November of 1899 in Kentucky, age 6 months).

    On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1920), Wesley Nelson is listed as the head of the household for house #53, he's a shipping clerk for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 16 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Caldona (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 32), Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Ernest (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and 2 more names that are unreadable.

    On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), John W. Nelson is listed as the head of the household for house #165, he's a freight foreman for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Caldona (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41), Ralph (son, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 20), Ernest (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Charlie (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Geo. B. [George B.) (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), John W. Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 5 months), and Joe Stanley (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 4 months).

    On page 2 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Ralph Nelson is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a brakeman for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Tera (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 24), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Bettie J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

      The children of TERIE BLAIR and RALPH NELSON are:

      1. WILLIAM HOWARD "COTTON" NELSON, b. 1922, Kentucky, d. November 3, 1900, Green Brae, Marin County, California, m. CLARE TROPPMAN.
        Notes: According to his obituary, William Howard "Cotton" Nelson (age 68), son of Terie Nelson, died November 3, 1990 in Green Brae, California. He was preceded in death by 1 son, William Nelson. He was survived by 1 son, Robert Nelson; his mother, Terie Nelson (of Johnson County, Kentucky); and 1 sister, Betsy VanHoose (Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      2. BETSY JO NELSON, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown last name) VANHOOSE.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betsy J. Nelson was born in Johnson County to Terie Blair.







    DAISY A. LAMBERT, daughter of MARY ANN FAIRCHILD and JAMES LAMBERT, was born December 17, 1890 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 20, 1959 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JESSE F. BLAIR, son of FRANKLIN PIERCE BLAIR and NANCY CATHERINE ADAMS, about 1905. He was born August 31, 1886 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 29, 1956 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

    Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Cornelius Blair who was born in Johnson County to a Daisy Lambert about the time that her son Franklin Pierce Blair was born.

    When Jessee Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer, that he had a wife and 3 children under the age of 12, and that he was born August 31, 1886 in Barnetts Creek. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

    According to her obituary, Daisy A. Lambert Blair (age 68), daughter of James and Mary Fairchild Lambert, was a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek. She was born December 17, 1890 in Barnetts Creek, died May 20, 1959 in a local hospital after a 2 year battle with cancer, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Blair on January 28, 1956. She was survived by 3 sons, John Blair (of Barnetts Creek), Franklin Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Bernard Blair (Barnetts Creek); 3 daughters, Alka Caudill (Paintsville), Dixie Blair (Cedarville), and Jessie Kemp (Columbus, Ohio); 1 sister, Shirley Blair (Barnetts Creek); 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Daisy A. Blair died May 20, 1959 in Johnson County at the age of 68. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

    According to his obituary, Jess Blair (age 60), son of Frank and Nancy Adams Blair, was a well known merchant and farmer, and a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek. He was born August 31, 1886 in Barnetts Creek, died at home January 29, 1956 after suffering a stroke 6 weeks prior, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He married Daisy Lambert on November 23, 1905, who survived him. He was also survived by 3 sons, John Blair (of Barnetts Creek), Franklin Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Bernard Blair (Barnetts Creek); 3 daughters, Mrs. Alka Caudill (Denver, Kentucky), Mrs. Dixie Blair (Columbus, Ohio), and Mrs. Jessie King (Columbus, Ohio); 4 sisters, Mrs. G. C. Wells (Paintsville), Mrs. C. F. Walters (Paintsville), Miss Lydia Blair (Paintsville), and Mrs. Bernard Wells (Louisa); 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)

    According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Jess Blair died January 29, 1956 in Johnson County at the age of 69. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

    On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23 & 25, 1910), Jessie Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 19), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and John (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). Daisy's parents are in house #114.

    On pages 2 & 3 of the 1920 census for District 37 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Jess Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 year old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Alkie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Dixie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Jessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    On page 17 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Jesse Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #154, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 39), John (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Jessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Franklin (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    On pages 28 & 29 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22 & 24, 1940), Jesse Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #238, he's a merchant in a grocery store, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 49), John (son, widowed, farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 31), Jessie M. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 1 year of high school, age 21), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Bernard A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

      The children of DAISY LAMBERT and JESS BLAIR are:

      1. ALKA BLAIR, b. October 11, 1906, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 1, 1972, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LEWIS MONROE CAUDILL.
      2. JOHN W. BLAIR, b. February 4, 1909, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 26, 1900, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) LACY CAUDILL. She was b. 1912. He m. (2) MARY E. WEBB before 1940. She was b. 1912.
        Notes: According to his obituary, John W. Blair (age 81), son of Jesse and Daisy Lambert Blair, was retired from Williams Grocery. He was born February 4, 1909 in Johnson County, died in November of 1990, and was buried in Johnson County Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Mary E. Webb Blair; 2 daughters, Daisy Motts (of Columbus, Ohio) and Nancy Castle (Ann Arbor, Michigan); 2 brothers, Frank Blair (Paintsville) and Bernard Blair (Staffordsville); 2 sisters, Dixie Blair (Urbana, Ohio) and Jessie Kemp (Bozeman, Montana); 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      3. DIXIE A. BLAIR, b. August 24, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1993, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, m. CURTIS S. BLAIR.
      4. GLADYS BLAIR, b. December 29, 1915, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 29, 1915, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladis Blair was born December 29, 1915 in Johnson County to Daisy Lambert.
        According to her death certificate, Gladys Blair was born and died December 29, 1915 in Barnetts Creek, the effects of being born 6 weeks prematurely. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Jess Blair (b. Johnson County) and Daisy Lambert (b. Johnson County), and the informant as Jess Blair of Barnetts Creek.
      5. JESSIE MAE BLAIR, b. February 17, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLYDE KEMP. He was b. 1915, d. February 13, 1986.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jessie M. Blair was born February 17, 1918 in Johnson County to Daisy Lainbert.
        Jessie Mae Blair reportedly married a man by the name of Clyde Kemp, who was born about 1915, and died February 13, 1986.
      6. FRANKLIN PIERCE BLAIR, b. November 8, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 13, 2003, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CALLIE PRATER, daughter of SOLON PRATER and MARY JANE O'BRYAN. She was b. June 29, 1933, d. July 29, 2000, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
        Notes: Mary Jane O'Bryan was the daughter of Miranda Blair and James H. O'Bryan.
        According to his obituary, Franklin Pierce Blair (age 75), son of the late Jesse F. and Daisy Lambert Blair, was born November 8, 1927 in Johnson County, died April 13, 2003 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center, and was buried in Prater Cemetery in Magoffin County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Prater Blair. He was survived by 1 son, Dwight F. Blair (of East Sparta, Ohio); 1 brother, Bernard Allen Blair (Barnetts Creek); 1 sister, Jessie Kemp (Bozeman, Montana); 2 grandsons; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's Web site.)
      7. BERNARD ALLEN BLAIR, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FLOSSIE BLAIR, daughter of DOSHIA RATLIFF and WILLIAM BLAIR.
        Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Burns A. Blair who was born in 1930 in Johnson County to Daisy Lambert..

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







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