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RUTH C. CRACE, daughter of HERNANDO C. CRACE and DRUCILLA ROARK, was born November 15, 1898 in Kentucky, and died June 2, 1974 in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married HUDDIE L. "BUCK" HUNLEY, son of ELIZABETH CRACE and PETER HUNLEY, about 1923. He was born July 30, 1902 in Kentucky, and died July 28, 1979 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 80 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ruth Hunley was born November 15, 1898, and died in June of 1974. Her last place of residence was in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ruthie C. Hunley died June 2, 1974 in Magoffin County at the age of 75.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Huddie Hunley was born July 30, 1902, and died in July of 1979. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Huddie L. Hunley died July 28, 1979 in Johnson County at the age of 76. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Huddie L. Hunley is listed as the head of the household for house #175, he's working in the old fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Ruth (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 31), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months), and Coy B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months.

On page 15 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1940), Harry Hunley is listed as the head of the household for house #105, he's a lease worker for an oil company, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Ruth (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 40), Jewel Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Coy B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Addie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Evy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Effie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Grant (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). Huddie's father and step-mother are in house #103.

    The children of RUTH CRACE and BUCK HUNLEY are:

    1. JEWEL MARIE HUNLEY, b. 1925, Kentucky.
    2. COY B. HUNLEY, b. 1928, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Coy B. Hunley was born in Magoffin County to Ruthie Crace.
    3. ADDIE LOUVILLA HUNLEY, b. 1930, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Addie L. Hunley was born in Magoffin County to Ruth Crace.
    4. EVALINE HUNLEY, b. 1932, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Evelyn Hunley was born in Magoffin County to Ruthie Crace.
    5. EFFIE HUNLEY, b. 1935, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Effie Hunley was born in Magoffin County to Ruth Crase.
    6. GRANT HUNLEY, b. 1939, Kentucky.







LACEY CRACE, son of HERNANDO C. CRACE and DRUCILLA ROARK, was born April 27, 1896 in Cyrus, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died August 6, 1956 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married GRACE L. GULLETT, daughter of WILEY J. GULLETT and PAULINA SALYER, about 1917. She was born April 21, 1896 in Kentucky, and died of June in 1972 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 80 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Grace L. Gullett was the sister of Gemima "Gegie" Gullett.

According to her death certificate, Pauline Salyer Gullett died February 19, 1946 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from cancer of the stomach. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as April 16, 1871, her marital status as married, her husband as Wiley Gullett, her parents as John Salyer (b. Magoffin County) and Martha Patrick (b. Magoffin County), the informant as Wiley Gullett of Salyersville, and the burial place as Salyersville.

When Lacey Crace's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Cyrus, Magoffin County, that he was married, and that he was born April 27, 1896 in Cyrus, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had black eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lacy Crace was born April 27, 1896, and died in August of 1956. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lacy Crace died August 6, 1956 in Magoffin County at the age of 60.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Grace Crace was born April 21, 1896, and died in June of 1972. Her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

On page 17 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Wiley J. Gullett is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in August of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Polina (wife, born in April of 1871 in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 29), Gracie L. (daughter, born in April of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), and Gemima (daughter, born in March of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 23 & 24, 1920), Lacey Crase is listed as the head of the household for house #148, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Grace (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Mors E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). Grace's parents are in house #146

On page 21 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Lacey Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #160, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Grace (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 33), and Morris E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 4 of the 1940 census for District 64-8 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Lacy Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's the manager of a tourist camp, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Gracie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 43).

    The child of LACEY CRACE and GRACE GULLETT is:

    1. MORRIS E. CRACE, b. 1919, Kentucky.







CLAYDENE JOHNSON, daughter of DAISY CONLEY and JOSEPH CARL JOHNSON, was born about 1927 in Letcher County. She married CHARLES ARMOND HASS. He died in 1997.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 79 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Claydene Johnson was born in Letcher County to Daisey Conley.

    The children of CLAYDENE JOHNSON and CHUCK HASS are:

    1. CARLA ANN HASS.
    2. CATHERINE HASS.

    (This information comes from Claydene Johnson Hass and other sources)







BILLY WAYNE JOHNSON, son of DAISY CONLEY and JOSEPH CARL JOHNSON, was born about 1930 in Letcher County, Kentucky. He married RUBY CASTLE. She was born about 1929, died in January of 1996 in Yuma, Arizona, and is buried near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 79 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billy W. Johnson was born in Letcher County to Daisy Conley.

    The children of BILLY JOHNSON and RUBY CASTLE are:

    1. SHERRY LEA JOHNSON, m. WALTER KINSMAN.
    2. AMY REBECCA JOHNSON.

    (This information comes from Claydene Johnson Hass, Amy Johnson, and other sources)







ROBERT CARL JOHNSON, son of DAISY CONLEY and JOSEPH CARL JOHNSON, was born about 1932 in Letcher County, Kentucky. He married NICKI JO WHITAKER.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 79 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert C. Johnson was born in Letcher County to Daisy Conley.

    The children of ROBERT JOHNSON and NICKI WHITAKER are:

    1. ROBERT MICHAEL JOHNSON.
    2. DAVID SCOTT JOHNSON.
    3. KAREN MARIE JOHNSON.
      Notes: David and Karen Johnson are twins.

    (This information comes from Claydene Johnson Hass, Amy Johnson, and other sources)







FRANK PENNINGTON, son of VINA ELLEN BLAIR and JEREMIAH "JERRY" PENNINGTON, was born April 11, 1915 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 3, 1999 in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, and is buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LOUCINA DELL WILLIAMS, daughter of of DENNIS WILLIAMS and ONA WILLIAMS. She was born November 12, 1914 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 14, 2001 in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, and is buried in Williams Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Loucina Dell Williams was the sister of Lestie Williams and Sanford Jefferson Williams.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Frank Pennington was born April 11, 1915 in Johnson County to Ellen Blair.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lucina Williams was born November 12, 1914 in Johnson County to Ona Williams.

According to his obituary, Frank Pennington (age 83), son of the late Jerry and Ellen Blair Pennington, was a carpenter and a former resident of Johnson County. He was born April 10, 1915 in Johnson County, died February 3, 1999 in Fairborn, Ohio, and was buried in Williams Family Cemetery in Flat Gap. He was survived by his wife, Loucina Pennington (of Fairborn); 1 son, Dennis Pennington (Dayton); and 3 daughters, Patricia Taylor (Dayton, Ohio), Hilda Steward (Leesburg, Ohio), and Charlotte Baldwin (Fairborn, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Frank Pennington was born April 11, 1915, and died February 3, 1999. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Loucina Williams Pennington (age 86), daughter of the late Dennis and Ona Williams, was born November 10, 1914 in Paintsville, died April 14, 2001 in Fairborn, Ohio, and was buried in Williams Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pennington; and 1 daughter, Daisy Pennington. She was survived by 2 sons, Dennis Pennington (Dayton, Ohio) and Frank Pennington (Houston); 3 daughters, Patricia Taylor (Dayton), Charlotte Baldwin (Fairborn), and Hilda Stewart (Leesburg, Ohio); and 1 sister, Katherine Colyner (Springfield, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lucina Pennington was born November 12, 1914, and died April 14, 2001. She received her Social Security card in 1953-1954 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 43 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 28, 1920), Denis Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #75, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Ona (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Ova F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Clara L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Sanford J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lousina D. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Craten L. [Craton Larry Williams] (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Perry (son, born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Dennis Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a blacksmith, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Onie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at 18, age 45), Anna Dell (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Larry (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Perry (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Maude (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of FRANK PENNINGTON and LOUCINA WILLIAMS are:

    1. PATRICIA R. PENNINGTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) TAYLOR.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Patricia R. Pennington was born in Johnson County to Loucina Williams.
    2. DENNIS J. PENNINGTON, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dennis J. Pennington was born in County to Lucina Williams.
    3. DAISY J. PENNINGTON, b. October 29, 1944, Johnson County, Kentucky (deceased).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Daisy J. Pennington was born October 29, 1944 in Johnson County to Lou Williams.
    4. HILDA PENNINGTON, m. (unknown first name) STEWART.
    5. CHARLOTTE PENNINGTON, m. (unknown first name) BALDWIN.
    6. FRANK PENNINGTON.

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







SAMUEL GEORGE HUGHES JR., son of EVELINE CONLEY and SAMUEL GEORGE HUGHES, was born March 22, 1883 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, died December 12, 1955 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky. He married LOLA L. BLAIR, daughter of NANCY CAROLINE CONLEY and JOHN HENRY BLAIR, June 12, 1905. She was born May 1, 1890 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 25, 1959 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Castle Cemetery in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Notes: Samuel Hughes' brother, Eugene, married Lola Blair's sister, Rosie.

When Samuel George Hughes' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Mrs. Lola Hughes of Busseyville, and that he was born March 22, 1883. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and brown hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."

According to his obituary, George Hughes (age 72), son of the late Samuel and Evaline Conley Hughes, was a resident of Van Lear for 24 years prior to his death. He was born March 22, 1883 in Lawrence County, died December 12, 1955 in a Lexington hospital after an illness of 5 years, and was buried in the family cemetery in Busseyville. He was survived by his wife, Lula Blair Hughes; 4 sons, D. C. Hughes (of Dehue, West Virginia), Ollie Hughes (Dayton, Ohio), and Roy Hughes (Van Lear) [the 4th son isn't listed]; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Arvie Childers (Loula, Kentucky) and Mrs. Mary E. Webb (Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, George Hughes died December 12, 1955 in Fayette County at the age of 72. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Lola Blair Hughes (age 69), daughter of the late John Henry and Nancy Conley Blair, was a resident of Van Lear at the time of her death. She was born May 1, 1890 in Johnson County, died October 25, 1959 in a local Johnson County hospital after a year's illness, and was buried in Castle Cemetery in Busseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Hughes, on December 12, 1955. She was survived by 4 sons, D. C. Hughes (of Fleming, Kentucky), Henry Hughes (DeHue, West Virginia), Ollie Hughes (Dayton, Ohio), and Roy Hughes (Dayton, Ohio); and 5 sisters, Mrs. Lora Blair (Prestonsburg), Mrs. Rose Hughes (Drift), Mrs. Josie Crace (Prestonsburg), Mrs. Neva Hughes (Maryland), and Mrs. Virgie Pouch (Louisa). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lola Hughes died October 25, 1959 in Johnson County at the age of 69.

On pages 24 & 25 of the 1910 census for District 107 (Magisterial District No. 8) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), George Hughes is listed as the head of the household for house #191, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Lola (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 20), D. C. Hughes (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 142 (Busseyville) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 16, 1920), George Hughes is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Lola (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), David (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and George Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 11). They are living between George's parents and his brother, Garred.

On page 43 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), George Hughes is listed as the head of the household for house #571, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Lola L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 39), Ollie (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of GEORGE HUGHES and LOLA BLAIR are:

    1. DAVID C. HUGHES, b. 1907, Kentucky.
    2. GEORGE HENRY HUGHES, 1908, Kentucky.
    3. (unnamed) HUGHES, b. March 12, 1912, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. March 12, 1912, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, there was an unnamed male born prematurely (miscarried after 6 months) on March 12, 1912 in Busseyville, and this child lived about one hour. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Samuel George Hughes (b. Louisa, Kentucky) and Lola Blair (b. Oil Springs, Kentucky), the informant as Samuel George Hughes of Busseyville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Busseyville.
    4. (unnamed) HUGHES, b. January 31, 1913, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. January 31, 1913, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, there was an unnamed male born prematurely on January 31, 1913 in Busseyville, and this child lived about six hours. Under the cause of death it says "This was a miscarriage at about 7 months, due perhaps to an irritable uterus. There have been other miscarriages." Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Samuel George Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as W.A. Hayes of Adams, Kentucky, and the burial place as Busseyville, Kentucky.
    5. LORA E. HUGHES, b. March 6, 1914, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lora E. Hughes was born March 6, 1914 in Lawrence County to Lola Blair.
    6. GARNETT HUGHES, b. January 13, 1915, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. January 21, 1915, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Garnett Hughes died January 21, 1915 in Busseyville after living for 8 days after being born 2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Samuel George Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as W.A. Hayes of Adams, Kentucky, and the burial place as Busseyville, Kentucky.
    7. WILLIAM RICHARD HUGHES, b. February 21, 1916, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. July 29, 1916, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, William Richard Hughes died July 29, 1916 in Busseyville from spinal meningitis. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Geo Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as Sam Hughes of Busseyville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Castle Cemetery.
    8. ESKEL HUGHES, b. March 16, 1919, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. March 16, 1919, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Eskel Hughes died March 16, 1919 in Busseyville after living for 12 hours after being born 2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Samuel George Hughes Jr. (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as S. G. Hughes of Busseyville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Busseyville, Kentucky.
    9. ESTY HUGHES, b. March 16, 1919, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. March 24, 1919, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Eskel and Esty Hughes were twins.
      According to her death certificate, Esty Hughes died March 24, 1919 in Busseyville after living for 9 days after being born 2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Samuel Geo. Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as Samuel W. Hughes of Busseyville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Busseyville, Kentucky.
    10. GERTRUDE HUGHES, b. May 31, 1921, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. June 1, 1921, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Gertrude Hughes died June 1, 1921 in Busseyville after being born 1 1/2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Samuel Geo. Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as W. A. Hayes of Adams, Kentucky, and the burial place as Castle Graveyard.
    11. GLADYS HUGHES, b. December 19, 1922, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. December 20, 1922, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Castle Cemetery, Busseyville, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Gladys Hughes died December 20, 1922 in Busseyville after being born 1 1/2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Samuel Geo. Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as S. Hughes of Busseyville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Castle Graveyard.
    12. OLLIE C. HUGHES, b. 1925, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ollie C. Hughes was born in Lawrence County to Lola Blair.
    13. ROY C. HUGHES, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Roy C. Hughes was born in Johnson County to Lola Blair.
    14. CHARLIE HUGHES, b. December 29, 1931, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 29, 1931, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Charlie Hughes died December 29, 1931 in Van Lear from asphyxiation and general weakness after being born 1 1/2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as George Hughes (b. Lawrence County) and Lola Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as George Hughes of Van Lear, Kentucky, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.
    15. EASTER HUGHES, b. March 27, 1936, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 27, 1936, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Easter Hughes died March 27, 1936 in Van Lear after being born prematurely and living for 11 hours. Also on this certificate, her parents are listed as Geo. Hughs and Lola Blair, the informant as Geo. Hughs, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.







JOHN CONLEY, son of THOMAS CONLEY and SUSAN JOYNES, was born about 1820 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died after 1880. He married MARGARET BLAIR, daughter of NOBLE BLAIR and ABIGAIL HAYDEN, March 14, 1839 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was born about 1820 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died after 1880.

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

Information on this family can be found on pages 127 & 676 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. In that book it says that John Conley married Margaret Blair, daughter of Noble Blair, and that their children were James Hayden Conley (married Cynthia Ellen Rice), John "Pippins" Conley, Thomas Conley, William Conley, H. Burns Conley of Hager Hill, Mart V. Conley, Amanda Conley, "?" Conley, "Sis" Conley, Hiram Conley, and Julia Conley (married Lewis Christian). On page 676, under Floyd County Marriages, it says that John Conley married "Mary" Blair on March 14, 1839.

On page 71 of the 1840 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, John Conly is listed as the head of his household. In this house are 1 male under 5 years old, 1 male between 20 and 30, and 1 female between 15 and 20.

On page 9 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 10, 1850), John Connelley is listed as the head of the household for house #61, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Margarett (born in Kentucky, age 30), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Thomas J. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Tempa J. (born in Kentucky, age 5), William (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Julia (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 21 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1860), John Conly is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Margret (born in Kentucky, age 40), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 20), Thomas (born in Kentucky, age 18), Tempy J. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Wm. W. (born in Kentucky, age 14), Gulia (born in Kentucky, age 12), Ananda (born in Kentucky, age 10, Hiram F. (born in Kentucky, age 8), John A. (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Martin V. (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 12 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1870), John Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Margaret (born in Kentucky, age 50), Thomas J. (works on farm, born in Kentucky, age 27), Juliann (not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Amanda (born in Kentucky, age 20), Hiram (born in Kentucky, age 18), John A. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Martin V. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Harvy E. (born in Kentucky, age 8), and Margaret E. (born in Kentucky, age 6). They are living next to son William

On page 19 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1880), John Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #273, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, age 61), Julia A. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 32), Harvey A. B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 19) and James H. Collins (nephew, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17).

    The children of JOHN CONLEY and MARGARET BLAIR are:

    1. JAMES HAYDEN CONLEY, b. June 20, 1840, Lick Fork of Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 31, 1911, Rockhouse Fork of Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CYNTHIA ELLEN RICE.
    2. THOMAS J. CONLEY, b. 1842, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1900, m. SARAH REYNOLDS.
    3. TEMPERANCE JANE CONLEY, b. January 28, 1846. Kentucky, d. February 15, 1900, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ENOCH SPEARS JR.
    4. WILLIAM M. CONLEY, b. January 17, 1846, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 23, 1918, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELIZA HITCHCOCK.
    5. JULIA ANN CONLEY, b. April 1848, Kentucky, m. LEWIS Z. CHRISTIAN.
    6. AMANDA A. CONLEY, b. February 26, 1851, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 9, 1926, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES MILTON PELPHREY.
    7. HIRAM F. CONLEY, b. March 1, 1852, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 17, 1897, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY ANN ESTEP.
    8. JOHN A. CONLEY, b. May 17, 1854, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RHODA ANN PIPPIN.
    9. ELIZABETH CONLEY, b. August 9, 1856, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 18, 1856, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Elizabeth Conly was born August 9, 1856 in Johnson County to John Conly and Margaret Blare.
      According to Kentucky death records, Elizabeth Conly, daughter of John & Margaret Conly, died September 18, 1856 in Johnson County from croup at the age of 1 month.
    10. MARTIN V. CONLEY, b. March 10, 1858, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. after 1920, m. MELISSA E. "SIS" ADAMS.
    11. HARVEY ELSWORTH BURNS CONLEY, b. November 24, 1861, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 2, 1946, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) REBECCA JANE PRESTON, m. (2) PHOEBE J. (unknown last name).
    12. MARGARET E. CONLEY, b. 1864, Kentucky.







HAZEL CRACE, daughter of WILSON L. CRACE and RACHEL ELIZABETH ARMS, was born September 25, 1909 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 23, 1975 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) JOHN SLUSS, son of JAMES SLOAS and MINNIE WATSON, about 1930. He was born about 1906 in Kentucky. She married (2) BURLIE BLAIR.

Notes: Hazel Crace's sister, Daisy, married John Sluss' brother, Crockett.

Minnie Watson's name was determined by finding the Kentucky birth record transcripts of 4 of her children, Winford W. (b. April 6, 1913, Elliott County), Wyonna G. (b. March 1, 1915, Elliott County), Pluria R. (b. August 7, 1918, Elliott County), and Althea (b. 1922, Rowan County).

According to her obituary, Hazel Crace Blair (daughter of the late Wilson and Rachel Arms Crace and a resident of Barnetts Creek, was born September 25, 1909 in Johnson County, died August 23, 1975 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by 1 son, John Wayne Blair (of Barnett's Creek); 1 step-son, Ken Ward Blair (Lathrop, Nevada); 4 daughters, Mildred Caudill (Oil Springs), Freada Colvin (Sitka), Charolett Conley (Barnetts Creek), and Yvonne Crace (Barnetts Creek); 3 step-daughters, Theda Harrison (Barnetts Creek), Betty Williams (Johnson City, Tennessee), and Burletha Price (Lathrop, Nevada); 2 sisters, Daisy Sluss (Wooster, Ohio) and Dixie Griffith (Oil Springs); and 21 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 36 (Precinct 3) in Elliott County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), James Sloas is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 34), Crockett (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Anna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 232 (Pine Grove) in Rowan County, Kentucky (dated January 8, 1920), James Sloas is listed as the head of the household for family #38 [the houses aren't numbered], he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Minnie W. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Crockett (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Annie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Morton (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Winford (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Wiana (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Plura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 4 months).

On page 5 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Hazel Crace is found living in the home of her sister. Crockett D. Sluss is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's a tool dresser in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Daisy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 27), Ettra F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), John (brother, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 24, age 24), and Hazel (sister-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 20). Hazel and Daisy's parents are in house #44.

    The children of HAZEL CRACE and JOHN SLUSS are:

    1. MILDRED E. SLUSS, b. Rowan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mildred E. Sluss was born in Johnson County to Hazel Crace.
    2. JAMES W. SLUSS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James W. Sluss was born in Johnson County to Hazel Crace.
    3. ARLIE SLUSS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arlie Slush was born in Johnson County to Hazel Grace.
    4. LURALINE SLUSS, b. April 3, 1937, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 15, 1964, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RICE.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Luraline Sluss (age 27), daughter of Hazel Crace Blair and the late John Sluss, was born April 3, 1937 in Johnson County, lived in Barnetts Creek her entire life, died June 15, 1964 in a local Johnson County hospital following a brief illness, and was buried in Rice Cemetery in Barnetts Creek. She was survived by her mother; 1 daughter, Lathena Faye Rice (of Barnetts Creek); 2 brothers, Charley Conley (Betsy Layne) and John Wayne Blair (Barnetts Creek); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Caudill (Barnetts Creek), Miss Freda Blair (Barnetts Creek), and Miss Yvonna Blair (Barnetts Creek). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of HAZEL CRACE and BURLIE BLAIR are:

    1. FREDA BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) COLVIN, m. (2) (unknown first name) LEMASTER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Freda Blair was born in Johnson County to Hazel Crace.
    2. CHARLOTTE BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CONLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charlotte Blair was born in Johnson County to Hazel Crace.
    3. JOHN WAYNE BLAIR, b. May 27, 1949, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 14, 1998, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John W. Blair was born May 27, 1949 in Johnson County to Hazel Crace.
      According to his obituary, John Wayne Blair (age 48), son of the late Burlie and Hazel Crace Blair and a resident of Staffordsville, was born May 27, 1949 in Johnson County, died January 14, 1998 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was survived by 1 brother, Kenward Blair (of Winnemucca, Nevada); 6 sisters, Mildred Caudill (Oil Springs), Yvonne Crace (Staffordsville), Charlotte Conley (Staffordsville), Freda LeMasters (Paintsville), Betty Williams (Johnson City, Tennessee), and Berletha Price (Winnemucca, Nevada). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. YVONNA BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CRACE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Yvonna Blair was born in Johnson County to Hasel Crace.
    5. MILDRED BLAIR, m. (unknown first name) CAUDILL.







BURLIE BLAIR, son of JOHN W. BLAIR and HATTIE GEORGE, was born September 23, 1904 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 13, 1956 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) MOLLIE WITTEN about 1930. She was born about 1915 in Kentucky. He married (2) HAZEL CRACE.

Notes: According to his obituary, Burlie Blair (age 52), son of the late John W. Blair and Hattie George Blair, who survives, was born September 23, 1904 in Johnson County, died October 13, 1956 at home in Barnetts Creek after a brief illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek and was occupied as a tool dresser in the oil fields. Besides his mother, he was survived by his wife, Hazel Blair; 2 sons, Kenward Pitt Blair (with the U.S. Air Force) and John Wayne Blair (at home); 8 daughters, Mrs. Luraline Price (Marion, Ohio), Mrs. Betty Auldich (Marion, Ohio), Mrs. Theoda Fairless (Corpus Christy, Texas), Mrs. Mildred Caudill (at home), Barltha Blair (at home), Freda Blair (at home), Charlotte Blair (at home), and Yvonne Blair (at home); 2 brothers, Dennie Blair (Marion, Ohio) and Grant Blair (at home); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mamie Litteral (Oil Springs) and Mrs. Hazel Mewhorter (Marion, Ohio).

On page 5 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Burlie and Mollie Witten Blair are found living in the home of her aunt. Lella M. Witten is listed as the head of the household for house #41, she's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 51 years old. Also listed are Burlie (nephew, farmer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 25, age 25), and Mollie (niece, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 15). They are living next to Burlie's future 2nd wife, Hazel Crace Sluss and her sister Daisy's family. According to her death certificate, Lella Mae Witten (1878-1938) was the daughter of William P. Witten and Mary Jane Dixon.

    The children of BURLIE BLAIR and MOLLIE WITTEN are:

    1. KENWARD PITT BLAIR, b. December 21, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 2, 1998, Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada, buried in Hope Mills, Cumberland County, North Carolina, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kinnard P. Blair was born December 21, 1930 in Johnson County to Mallie Witten.
      According to his obituary, Kenward Pitt Blair (age 68), son of the late Burlie and Molly Witten Blair, was a retired carpenter, former resident of Hope Mills, North Carolina, and current resident of Winnemucca, Nevada. He died November 2, 1998, and was buried in Adcox Cemetery in Hope Mills. He was survived by 1 son, Burlie Blair (of Fayetteville, North Carolina); 2 daughters, Janice Smith (Southport, North Carolina) and Renae Young (Southport, North Carolina); 4 sisters, Charlotte Conley (Staffordsville, Kentucky), Yvonne Crace (Staffordsville), Freada LeMasters (Paintsville, Kentucky), Jean Price (Winnemucca), and Betty Williams (Johnson City, Tennessee); 1 step-sister, Mildred Caudill (Oil Springs); 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. THEODA W. BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HARRISON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Theoda W. Blair was born in Johnson County to Mollie Witten.
    3. BETTY IRENE BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) AULDICH, m. (2) (unknown first name) WILLIAMS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty Irene Blair was born in Johnson County to Molly Witten.
    4. BURLETHA JEAN BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) PRICE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Burletha J. Blair was born in Johnson County to Molly Witten.







MINTA LEWIS, daughter of PAULINA CRACE and JEREMIAH M. "JERRY" LEWIS, was born about 1908 in Kentucky. She married GORLIE SAYLOR, son of ZACHARIAH NEWTON SAYLOR and MINERVA E. BLAIR, about 1926. He was born November 1, 1902 in Kentucky, died February 4, 1985 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mitchell Price Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. Gorlie Saylor married (2) NANCY JANE RICE.

Notes: Minta Lewis died sometime before 1948, as she's not listed as a survivor in her sister, Martha's obituary.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and photos of their headstone ((photo 2)) shows that Gorlie Saylor lived from November 1, 1901 to February 4, 1985, and was buried in Mitchell Price Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Nancy Jane R. Saylor lived from January 21, 1904 to March 16, 1995, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Gorlie Saylor was born November 1, 1902, and died in February of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia, and his last place of residence was in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Gorlie Saylor died February 4, 1985 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 3 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Gorlie Sayler is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Mintie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 23), Dorman (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Norman (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months). Gorlie owns his house and living there is his sister-in-law, Callie, and her family, who are renting from him. Gorlie's brother, Hobart, is living in house #22.

On page 22 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Gorlie Saylor is listed as the head of the household for house #163, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Nancy Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 35), Dorman (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Norman (son, born in Kentucky, age 11).

    The children of MINTA LEWIS and GORLIE SAYLOR are:

    1. DORMAN SAYLOR, b. November 9, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1972.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Darmon Saylor was born November 9, 1926 in Johnson County to (no first name) Lewis.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dorman Saylor was born November 9, 1926, and died in July of 1972. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.
    2. NORMAN SAYLOR, b. August 6, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 11, 2007, Brown County, Ohio, m. (1) (unknown), m. (2) WANDA (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Norman Saylor was born August 6, 1928 in Johnson County to Mintie Lewis.
      According to his obituary, Norman Saylor (age 78), son of Gorlie Saylor, retired from Delco Products in Kettering, Ohio, in 1985, and he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a resident of Ironton, Ohio, at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his father; his 2nd wife, Wanda Saylor; and 1 brother, Dorman Saylor. He was survived by 2 sons, Gary (Vicki) Saylor (of Jamestown) and Larry (Lexana) Saylor (of Carlisle); 1 half-brother, Phillip Saylor (Marion, Ohio); and 5 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Norman Saylor was born August 6, 1928, and died April 11, 2007. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 from the Railroad Board, and his last place of residence was in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Norman Saylor was born August 8, 1928 in Kentucky, and died April 11, 2007 in Brown County at the age of 78.
    3. BETTY JEAN SAYLOR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty Gene Saylor was born in Johnson County to Mentie Lewis.

    The children of NANCY RICE and GORLIE SAYLOR are:

    1. CARROLL SAYLOR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carrol Saylor was born in Johnson County to Nancy Rice.
    2. PHILLIP J. SAYLOR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Phillip J. Saylor was born in Johnson County to Nancy Rice.







JULIA FRAZIER, daughter of MARTHA J. "ALICE" CRACE and JAMES HIRAM FRAZIER, was born about 1904 in Kentucky, and died April 18, 1970 in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio. She married WILLIAM OLNEY HALL, son of JAMES P. HALL and MARGARET WHEELER, about 1923. He was born December 7, 1896 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 11, 1981 in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio, and is buried in Beaver Cemetery in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio.

Notes: Julia Frazier's mother's 2nd husband was William Olney Hall's father's 2nd wife.

When Olney Hall's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 9, 1918 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a molder working for Whitaker-Glessner Company in Portsmouth, Ohio, that his closest relative was Bessie Hall of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the he was born December 7, 1897. He was found to be of medium height and slender 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 Ohio death record transcripts, Julia Hall was born about 1904, and died April 18, 1970 at home in Hilliard, Franklin County, at the age of 66. She was married at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, William O. Hall, son of Elder Jim Hall and Margaret Wheeler Hall, was born December 7, 1896 in Johnson County, died January 11, 1981 in Scioto Crest Nursing Home after an extended illness, and was buried in Beaver Cemetery in Beaver, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Frazier Hall; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Beulah Lemaster [Beulah Hall Lemaster]. He was survived by 1 son, William Robert Hall (of California); 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Scarbury (Johnstown, Ohio) and Mrs. Betty Hamby (Hilliard, Ohio); 1 foster son, Jason Keaton; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, William Hall was born December 7, 1897, and died in January of 1961. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, William O. Hall was born about 1897 in Kentucky, and died January 11, 1981 in Hilliard, Franklin County, at the age of 84. He was widowed at the time of his death.

On page 25 of the 1930 census for District 57-87 (Dayton) in Montgomery County, Ohio (dated April 1930), William Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #228, he's a church janitor, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 26), Beulah M. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 11), Helen L. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 8), William R. (son, born in Ohio, age 5), and Betty J. (daughter, born in Ohio, age 2 months).

    The children of JULIA FRAZIER and WILLIAM HALL are:

    1. HELEN L. HALL, m. (unknown first name) SCARBURY.
    2. WILLIAM ROBERT HALL.
    3. BETTY J. HALL, m. (unknown first name) HAMBY.







JAMES P. HALL was born in August of 1857 in Kentucky, and died before 1945. He married (1) ELIZABETH MARGARET WHEELER, daughter of DANIEL WHEELER and MARY SALYER, August 17, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born March 25, 1862 in Kentucky, died May 3, 1911 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. James P. Hall married (2) MARTHA J. "ALICE" CRACE.

Notes: Elizabeth Margaret Wheeler was the sister of Mahala Angeline Wheeler, Benjamin R. Wheeler, and Cynthia Jane Wheeler.

James P. Hall reportedly died in 1935 in Jackson County, Ohio.

According to Kentucky marriage records, James P. Hall (age 19, farmer, b. North Carolina, father b. Virginia, mother b. North Carolina) married Elizabeth M. Wheeler (age 14, b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky) on August 17, 1876 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Marguerite Wheeler Hall died May 3, 1911 in Flat Gap from general paralysis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 25, 1862, her marital status as married her parents as Daniel Wheeler (b. Kentucky) and Mary Salyer (b. Kentucky), the informant as James P. Hall of Flat Gap, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Flat Gap.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Marguerite Hall died May 3, 1911 in Johnson County at the age of 49.

On page 10 of the 1870 census for Hoods Fork in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 29, 1870), Daniel Wheeler is listed as the head of the household for house #63, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Kentucky, age 33), Mahala(born in Kentucky, age 15), Greenville P. (born in Kentucky, age 13), Benjamin R. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 9), William F. (born in Kentucky, age 6), Samuel S. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Cynthia J. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 3 of the 1880 census for District 47 (Hoods Fork) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), James Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Margerett (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Stella May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and James McDowell (servant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 12 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), James Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #105, he's a farmer, born in August of 1857 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, married for 23 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in March of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 38), Stella (daughter, single, not working, born in July of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), Geneva (daughter, born in December of 1887 in Kentucky, age 15), Pearly (daughter, born in May of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), [unreadable first name] (daughter, born in March of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Dock (son, born in May of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Nettie (daughter, born in August of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), and Bert Hall (nephew, born in March of 1887 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16 & 17, 1910), James P. Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #11, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 33 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 48), Stella M. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 32), Henderson (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Nettie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Estill (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Olney (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 22 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 23, 1920), James Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #83, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Dock (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 28), Sanford Frazier (step-son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and Julia Frazier (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16).

    The children of JAMES HALL and MARGARET WHEELER are:

    1. STELLA MAY HALL, b. July 1877, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 5, 1948, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Stella Hall (age 70), daughter of J. P. Hall and Margaret Wheeler Hall, was born in Flat Gap, Kentucky in July of 1877, died February 5, 1948 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 1 brother, Dick Henderson Hall. She was survived by 3 brothers, L. S. Hall (of London, Ohio), Ollney Hall (Beaver Valley, Ohio), and Estill Hall (Staffordsville); and 4 sisters, Mrs. William Hamilton (Staffordsville), with whom she made her home, Mrs. Cynthia Ferguson (Red Bush, Kentucky), Mrs. F. M. Webb (Paintsville), and Mrs. M. P. Phillips (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. LON S. HALL, b. August 1880, Kentucky, m. JOSEPHINE SALYER, daughter of GARDNER SALYER and LOUANN FAIRCHILD.
      Notes: Josephine Salyer was the sister of Flora Salyer and Mollie Salyer.
      The fact that Lon S. Hall married Josephine Salyer was determined by finding obituaries of different siblings of Josie.
      Lon and Josie were living 4 houses away from his parents in 1900.
    3. CYNTHIA HALL, b. 1882, d. December 1, 1971, River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan, buried in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN THURMAN FERGUSON.
      Notes: John and Cynthia Hall Ferguson's son, Buel C. Ferguson, married Sola H. Blanton, daughter of Callie S. Blanton and Alta M. Lemaster.
      According to her obituary, Cynthia Hall Ferguson (age 89), daughter of the late Jim and Margaret Wheeler Hall and a resident of River Rouge, Michigan, died December 1, 1971 in River Rouge, Michigan, and was buried in the family cemetery in Red Bush, Kentucky. She was survived by 5 sons, Elder B. C. Ferguson (of Paintsville), Jim P. Ferguson (Ashland), W. H. Ferguson (Red Bush), Brue Ferguson (Chicago, Illinois), and Fred O. Ferguson (River Rouge); 1 daughter, Mrs. Ann Hamilton (Columbus, Ohio), [and 2 sisters] Mrs. Mary White (Dayton, Ohio), and Mrs. Nettie Phillips (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. PEARLIE HALL, b. May 25, 1887, Patterson, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 7, 1973, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Columbus, Franklin County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM W. HAMILTON.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Mrs. Pearlie Hall Hamilton (age 85), daughter of James P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall and a resident of Columbus, Ohio, was born in Patterson, Kentucky, May 25, 1887, died April 7, 1973 in Columbus, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Hamilton. She was survived by 5 sons, James Hamilton (of Piketon, Ohio), Claude P. Hamilton (East Liberty, Ohio), William L. Hamilton (Warsaw, Indiana), Wallace J. Hamilton (Seattle, Washington), and Charles R. Hamilton (Columbus); 3 daughters, Mrs. Zora Smith (Red Bush, Kentucky), Rosa Blevins (Columbus), Jeanette Lawler (Columbus); 32 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchldren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. GENEVA HALL, b. December 25, 1887, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 6, 1949, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FILLMORE M. WEBB.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Geneva Hall Webb (age 61), daughter of James P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall and a well-known woman of Paintsville, Kentucky, was born December 25, 1887 in Flat Gap, Kentucky, died February 6, 1949 after an extended illness, and was buried in Wells Buckingham Cemetery. She was survived by her husband, Fillmore M. Webb; 1 son, Lester Webb (of Dayton, Ohio); 2 daughters, Mrs. Edward Summers (Louisville), Mrs. Langley Ward (Paintsville); 3 brothers, L. S. Hall (London, Ohio), Estill Hall (Staffordsville), and William Hall (Jackson, Ohio); and 4 sisters, Mrs. Thurman Ferguson (Red Bush), Mrs. William Hamilton (Staffordsville); Mrs. Mary White (Dayton, Ohio), Mrs. M. P. Phillips (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. MARY HALL, b. March 1889, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WHITE.
    7. DOCK HENDERSON HALL, b. May 1891, Kentucky, d. before 1948.
    8. NETTIE HALL, b. August 4, 1893, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 28, 1981, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MERIDA P. PHILLIPS.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Nettie Hall (age 87), daughter of J. P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall, was born August 4, 1893 in Johnson County, died June 28, 1981 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merida P. Phillips. She was survived by 2 sons, Lowell Phillips (of Lexington) and Eugene Phillips (Texas City, Texas); 3 daughters, Gladys Stapleton (Thelma, Kentucky), Sola Taylor (Paintsville), and Lucille Horn (Paintsville); 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    9. ESTILL HALL, b. July 30, 1895, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 24, 1962, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARY LISSIE MCKENZIE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Estill Hall (age 67), son of James P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall, was a retired farmer in Staffordsville, where he had lived most of his life. He was born July 30, 1895 in Johnson County, died August 24, 1962 in a local Johnson County hospital a few hours after suffering a heart attack, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was preceded in death by a son, Verlis Virgil Hall. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lissie McKenzie Hall, whom he married August 6, 1913; 3 sons, Hobart Hall (of Fort Myers, Florida), Howard Hall (Dayton, Ohio), and Estill Hall Jr. (Dayton); 1 daughter, Mrs. Mae West (Fort Myers, Florida); 2 brothers, Lon S. Hall (London, Ohio) and William Olney Hall (Hilliard, Ohio); 4 sisters, Mrs. M. P. Phillips (Paintsville), Mrs. J. T. Ferguson (Red Bush, Kentucky), Mrs. William Hamilton (Columbus, Ohio), and Mrs. Mary White (Dayton); 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    10. WILLIAM OLNEY HALL, b. December 7, 1896, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 11, 1981, Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, m. JULIA FRAZIER.







MINIARD F. BLAIR, son of LOUIS GREENVILLE BLAIR and SARAH MIRANDA LEMASTER, was born in August of 1882 in Kentucky, and died before 1920. He married ZYLPHA CRACE, daughter of TEMPERANCE "TEMPY" CONLEY and PETER C. CRACE, about 1893. She was born in May of 1883 in Kentucky, and died February 20, 1960 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on Zilpha Crace can be found on page 154 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Zilpha Blair was born about 1882, and died February 20, 1960 in Community Hospital of Springfield in Springfield, Clark County, at the age of 78. She was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 71 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Minard Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #83, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Zylphia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 28), Margie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Patrick (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Tobia (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 4 & 5 of the 1920 census for District 126 (Louisa) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated February 7, 1920), Zilpha Crace Blair is found widowed and living in the home of her sister. William B. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Luther (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Leona Lemaster (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Zilpha Blair (sister-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 36), Margie Blair (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Patrick Blair (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), Tobia Blair (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Alka Blair (niece, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 66-16 (Seal Township) in Pike County, Ohio (dated April 17, 1930), Zilpha Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #115, she's a farm laborer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and she's 47 years old. Also listed are Margie (daughter, widowed, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 26), Tobie (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Clourine [hard to read] (grandchild, female, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), and Frank Turk (boarder, widowed, not working, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 35).

    The children of MINIARD BLAIR and ZYLPHA CRACE are:

    1. MARGIE BLAIR, b. 1904, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) KELLY.
    2. PATRICK BLAIR, b. 1905, Kentucky.
      Notes: Patrick Blair can be found living with his cousin William Luther Lemaster in 1930.
    3. TOBIE BLAIR, b. September 29, 1908, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 13, 1952, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Tobie Blair died December 13, 1952 in Riverview Hospital in Louisa from throat cancer. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as September 29, 1908, his marital status as married, his parents as Minard Blair and Zilpha Crace, the in formant as Mrs. Fonda Blair of Beaver, Ohio, and the burial place as Beaver Cemetery in Beaver, Ohio.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tobie Blair died December 13, 1952 in Lawrence County at the age of 44. He was living in Ohio at the time of his death.
    4. ALKA BLAIR, b. July 5, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alka Blair was born July 5, 1912 in Johnson County to Yelpha Crace.
    5. BEE BLAIR, b. August 10, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 27, 1915, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Bee Blair died January 27, 1915 in Barnetts Creek from cerebraspinal fever. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as August 10, 1914, her parents as Miniard Blair (b. Johnson County) and Zilpha Crase (b. Johnson County), and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].







JAMES FRANK JACKSON, son of RACHEL CONLEY and ELISHA JACKSON, was born in July of 1865 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ANNA CATHARINE "KATE" HOOD, daughter of JOHN HOOD and MARIAH SANDERS, about 1888. She was born in September of 1866 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 154 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Mariah Sanders Hood's maiden name was confirmed by finding the death certificate of one of her sons. According to his death certificate, Alix Hood died July 19, 1951 in Ashland from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, his birth date as October 7, 1878, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as retired farmer, his parents as Dr. John Hood and Myria Sanders, the informant as "Julia Lockwood (daughter)," and the burial place as Dixon Cemetery in Ashland.

On page 40 of the 1870 census for District 1 in Pike County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1870), John Hood is listed as the head of the household for house #257, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Maria (born in Virginia, age 32), James H. (born in Virginia, age 8), George W. (born in Virginia, age 5), Anna C. (born in Virginia, age 4), Thomas G. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and William A. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 31 of the 1880 census for District 83 (West Liberty) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1880), John Hood is listed as the head of the household for house #274, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Mariah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 43), James H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), George W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ann C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Thomas G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), William A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), John H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Alexandrew [Alexander] (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Marry J. [Mary] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Carlisle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 41 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), James F. Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #356, he's a farmer, born in July of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 12 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Catharine (wife, born in September of 1866 in Kentucky, father born in Georgia, mother born in Virginia, married for 12 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 33), Luther (son, born in December of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Telia (daughter, born in July of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Mason (son, born in November of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Morris (son, born in December of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Hattie (daughter, born in March of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 103 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1910), Frank Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #11, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Kate (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 38), Luther (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Tellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Mason (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Maurice (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Hattie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), George (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Elliott (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 31 of the 1920 census for District 23 (Logan) in Logan County, West Virginia (dated January 14, 1920), Frank Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #278, he's laying track in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Kate (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in England, mother born in Kentucky, age 57), Mason (son, single, motorman in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, age 27), and Marres (son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 23).

On page 23 of the 1920 census for District 23 (Logan) in Logan County, West Virginia (dated January 10, 1920), George Jackson is listed as the head of his household in house #203, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 16 years old. Also listed is Alex (brother, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 77-11 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Frank Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Kate (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 64), Alex (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), and Emily (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 21).

On pages 16 & 17 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1940), Elliott Jackson is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Emily (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 30), Evelyn Gene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Eldon (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Elord (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Joe Dene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), Harry C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months), and Frank Jackson (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 71).

    The children of JAMES JACKSON and KATE HOOD are:

    1. LUTHER JACKSON, b. December 12, 1888, Kentucky, d. September 14, 1968, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. MARY ANN WELLMAN.
    2. TELLIE JACKSON, b. July 1892, Kentucky, d. July 25, 1964, Jasper County, Indiana, m. WOODSON "WOOTS" SLUSHER.
    3. MASON JACKSON, b. November 26, 1894, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 28, 1939, Buring Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ROSIE GIBSON.
    4. MORRIS JACKSON, b. June 15, 1896, Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CORA A. SWIM.
    5. HATTIE JACKSON, b. March 1899, Kentucky, d. April 2, 1986, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. ANDREW J. BROWN.
    6. GEORGE W. JACKSON, b. February 28, 1906, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 28, 1932, Bridgeford, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Ivyton, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ELLA ADKINS.
    7. ELLIOTT H. "ALEX" JACKSON, b. May 26, 1908, Kentucky, d. March 1983, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, buried in Medaryville, Pulaski County, Indiana, m. EMILY PENIX.

    (This information comes from Theresa Jackson Speer and other sources)







HARVEY ELSWORTH BURNS CONLEY, son of JOHN CONLEY and MARGARET BLAIR, was born November 24, 1861 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 2, 1946 in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) REBECCA JANE PRESTON on November 30, 1882 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in November of 1861 in Kentucky, and died before 1930. He married (2) PHOEBE JANE (unknown last name), about 1928. She was born about 1871 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 325 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on Harvey Conley can be found on page 127 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

Although there is no absolute proof, Rebecca Preston was probably the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Castle Preston. They can be found in the 1860 census, a year before Rebecca was born, but in 1870 Elizabeth is found - apparently widowed - living with one of her daughters in the home of a Fred Murry family, and her other children are found scattered around, living with different families. Rebecca is found living in the home of a Samuel S. Murray family. In 1880 Rebecca can be found living with her sister, Nancy. Information on the Thomas and Elizabeth Castle Preston and their family will be included here.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Thomas Preston (widower, age 52, b. Floyd County) married Elizabeth Castle (single, age 32, b. Floyd County) on August 17, 1856 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth records, Nancy Jane Preston was born July 24, 1857 in Johnson County to Thomas Preston and Elizabeth Castle.

According to Kentucky birth records, Matilda Preston was born July 25, 1858 in Johnson County to Thomas Preston and Elizabeth Castle.

According to Kentucky birth records, Paterick H. Preston was born November 9, 1859 in Johnson County to Thos Preston and Elizabeth Castle.

According to Kentucky birth records, Harvy B. Conley was born November 24, 1861 in Johnson County to John Conly (b. Floyd County) and Margaret Blare (b. Virginia).

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Harvey E. Conley (age 21) married Rebecca Preston (age 21) on November 30, 1882 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Harvey Elsworth Burns Conley died December 2, 1946 in Hager Hill from a cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as November 24, 1867, his age as 85 years 11 months 8 days, his marital status as married, his wife as Phoebe Jane Conley, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Conley (b. Kentucky) and Margarette Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as Alice Arms of Hager Hill, Kentucky, and the burial place as Hager Hill.

According to his obituary, Burns Conley (age 85), a well known resident of Hager Hill, died December 3, 1946 at home in Hager Hill. He was survived by his wife and 3 children. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Harvey E. Conley died December 2, 1946 in Johnson County at the age of 85. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 62 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 27, 1860), Thomas Preston is listed as the head of the household for house #397, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Kentucky, age 36), Isaac (born in Kentucky, age 11), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 5), Matilda J. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Patrick H. (born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 7 of the 1870 census for Hoods Fork in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 27, 1870), Elizabeth Preston is found living with her daughter in the home of a Murry family. Fredrick Murry [Murray] is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Polly (born in Kentucky, age 23), Washington L. (born in Kentucky, age 5), Jerry B. (born in Kentucky, age 3), Henry J. (born in December of 1870 in Kentucky, age 5 months), Elizabeth Preston (housework, born in Kentucky, age 47), and Tilda J. Preston (born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Toms Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 20, 1870), Saml S. Murray is listed as the head of the household for house #108, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Jane (born in Kentucky, age 22), Rhoderick (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Rebecca Preston (born in Kentucky, age 9). The scan of this page is hard to read, so the the transcripts were also used.

On page 28 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 23, 1870), Rebecca Preston's sister and brother are found living with an Alley family. Robert Alley is listed as the head of the household for house #185, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (born in Virginia, age 52), Nancy A. (born in Kentucky, age 16), Patrick F. Preston (born in Kentucky, age 10), and Nancy J. Preston (born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 28 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), Rebecca can be found living in the home of her sister. Elbert S. Combs is listed as the head of the household for house #173, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Nancy J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Calvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 1), William (son, born in January of 1880 in Kentucky, age 4 months), and Rebecca Preston (sister-in-law, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).

On page 30 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #249, he's a farmer, born in November of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, and he's 38 years old [hard to read]. Also listed are [unreadable name] (wife, born in November of 1861 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 5 are still living, age 38), [unreadable name] (daughter, born in September of 1883 in Kentucky [hard to read], age 16), Maru (daughter, born in [month unreadable] of 1885 in Kentucky, age 14), Mary (daughter, born in April of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Monroe (son, born in November of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), and Smith (son, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 30 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #225, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 5 are still living, age 49), Alice (daughter, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 21), Irvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Smith (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Allie Hall (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months).

On page 34 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 19, 1920), Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #338, he's a blacksmith, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed is Rebecca Jane (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 58).

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #257, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 68, and he's 69 years old. Also listed is Feba J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 57, age 59).

On page 36 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1940), Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #322, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 78 years old. Also listed is Phoebe J. (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 72).

    The children of BURNS CONLEY and REBECCA PRESTON are:

    1. MARGARET E. "MAGGIE" CONLEY, b. September 17, 1883, Kentucky, d. February 1976, Camargo, Douglas County, Illinois, buried in Hammond, Piatt County, Illinois, m. DAVID LEONARD KESTNER.
    2. MARTHA JANE CONLEY, b. June 4, 1885, Kentucky, d. February 2, 1934, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JILSON PATRICK "PATRICK" BLAIR.
    3. MARY ALICE CONLEY, b. April 1, 1889, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 21, 1961, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, met (1) WATT BLAIR, m. (2) DANIEL M. ARMS.
    4. ERVIN MONROE CONLEY, b. November 11, 1889, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 3, 1965, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MINNIE BURCHWELL.
    5. SMITH W. CONLEY, b. October 15, 1895, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 1968, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, m. AMANDA M. BURCHWELL.







MARGARET E. "MAGGIE" CONLEY, daughter of HARVEY ELSWORTH BURNS CONLEY and REBECCA JANE PRESTON, was born September 17, 1883 in Kentucky, died in February of 1976 in Camargo, Douglas County, Illinois, and is buried in Hammond Cemetery in Hammond, Piatt County, Illinois. She married DAVID LEONARD KESTNER, son of MERCHANT KESTNER and MAHALA ANGELINE WHEELER, about 1903. He was born February 27, 1883 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died in 1956, and is buried in Hammond Cemetery in Hammond, Piatt County, Illinois.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 325 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

David Leonard Kestner was the brother of Samuel Challie "Chall" Kestner and Norris Kestner.

According to Kentucky birth records, Mahala Anjaline Wheeler was born September 23, 1854 in Johnson County to Daniel Wheeler and Mary Salyer.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Merchant Kistner (2nd marriage, age 34) married Mahala A. Wheeler (age 26) on November 10, 1880 in Johnson County.

According to her obituary, Mary Lou Kestner Colvin (age 80), daughter of the late Merhant [sic] and Angie Wheeler Kestner, was a resident of Lick Fork, Kentucky. She was born May 21, 1884 in Johnson County, and died June 4, 1964 in a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Colvin, on March 8, 1950. She was survived by 2 sons, Woodrow Colvin (of Dunham) and Leonard Colvin (Swink, Oklahoma); 2 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Shay (Detroit, Michigan) and Mrs. Dixie Oney (Lick Fork); and 1 brother, Norris Kestner (Springfield, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to his obituary, Malcolm Kestner (age 60), son of March and Angelene Wheeler Kestner, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He died May 17, 1952 at home in Hager Hill following an illness of several years, and was buried in Hager Hill Family Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Clara Colvin Kestner; 3 sons, Orville Kestner (of Hager Hill), Elza Kestner (Collista), and Alvis Kestner (Hager Hill); 2 daughters, Mrs. Geneva Rice (Springfield, Ohio) and Mrs. Dixie Conley (Hager Hill); and the following brothers and sisters, Nora Kestner (Springfield, Ohio), Thomas Kestner (Lovongton, Illinois), Dave Kestner (Lovongton), Mrs. Lou Colvin (Whitaker, Kentucky), and Mrs. Addie Ratliff (Patrick, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

When Dave Leonard Kestner's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner working for the Consolidation Coal Company in Van Lear, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Margret Kestner of Hager Hill, Kentucky, and that he was born February 27, 1883. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

When David Leonard Kestner's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Monticello, Piatt County, Illinois, he stated that he was self-employed, that his closest relative was Mrs. Margaret Kestner of Hammond, Illinois, and that he was born February 7, 1883 in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, he weighed 180 pounds, and he had blue eyes, gray hair, a light complexion, and he had 3 fingers missing on his right hand.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Margaret E. Kestner lived from 1883 to 1976, and was buried in Hammond Cemetery in Hammond, Piatt County, Illinois, and that David L. Kestner lived from 1883 to 1956, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Margaret Kestner was born September 17, 1883, and died in February of 1976. She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Illinois, and her last place of residence was in Camargo, Douglas County, Illinois.

On page 3 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Merchant Kestner is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a farmer, born in July of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 22 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in September of 1854 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 46), Thomas (son, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Lenard (son, born in February of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Nora (daughter, born in May of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Samuel (son, born in February of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Morris [Norris] (son, born in February of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Myrtle (daughter, born in February of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Carl (son, born in March of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), and Addie (daughter, born in March of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6). Mahala's name is found to be Angie on page 31 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910).

On page 6 of the 1920 census for District 186 (Cerro Gordo) in Piatt County, lllinois (dated January 5 & 6, 1920), Dave Keistner is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a day laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Anda (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Kany (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Cyrs (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Paul (son, born in Illinois, age 8 months).

On page 18 of the 1930 census for District 74-7 (Cerro Gordo) in Piatt County, lllinois (dated April 19, 1930), David Kestner is listed as the head of the household for house #201, he's working in a threshing business [hard to read], born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 46), Kany (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Mary Lou (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Cyrus (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Paul (son, born in Illinois, age 11), and Elizabeth (daughter, born in Illinois, age 6).

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 74-7 (Cerro Gordo) in Piatt County, lllinois (dated April 13, 1940), David Kestner is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Margaret (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 56), Paul (son, born in Illinois, age 20), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Illinois, age 16), Kany (son, married, farm laborer, born in Illinois, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 29), and Arlene (daughter-in-law, married, born in Illinois, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 15).

    The children of MAGGIE CONLEY and DAVE KESTNER are:

    1. FANNIE KESTNER, b. February 14, 1906, Kentucky, d. December 15, 1997, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, buried in Mason County, Illinois, m. GUY HERBERT LOURASH.
    2. ANDA KESTNER, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    3. KANY KESTNER, b. 1911, Kentucky, m. ARLENE (unknown last name). She was born about 1925 in Illinois.
    4. MARY LOU KESTNER, b. June 27, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary L. Kestner was born June 27, 1912 in Johnson County to Margarette Conley.
    5. CYRUS KESTNER, b. May 7, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cyrus Kestner was born May 7, 1915 in Johnson County to Marguerite Conley.
    6. PAUL KESTNER, b. 1919, Illinois.
    7. ELIZABETH KESTNER, b. 1924, Illinois.







REEVIE BLAIR, son of JILSON PATRICK "PATRICK" BLAIR and MARTHA JANE CONLEY, was born November 26, 1907 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 8, 1977 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARCIA VANHOOSE, daughter of DON VANHOOSE and JOSIE STAPLETON. She was born August 15, 1909 in Johnson County, died June 27, 1994 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his obituary, Reevie Blair (age 69) was a Paintsville resident and a retired store clerk. He was born November 26, 1907 in Johnson County, died October 8, 1977 in Lexington V.A. Hospital after an extended illness, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Marcia VanHoose Blair; 2 daughters, Reva Ann Blair (of Paintsville) and Carolyn VanHoose (Paintsville); 1 granddaughter, Sherri Lynn VanHoose (Paintsville); 3 brothers, Russell Blair (Bypro, Kentucky), Deward Blair (Grand Rapids, Ohio), and Ramey Blair (Dawes, West Virginia); 3 sisters, Emma King (Paintsville), Martha Jane Robinson (East Point), and Mahala Rice (Lansing, Michigan); 1 half-brother, Patrick Blair (Peru, Indiana); 1 half-sister, Loretta Farrham (Orlando, Florida); and his step-mother, Opal Blair (Orlando, Florida). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Reevie Blair was born November 26, 1907, and died in October of 1977. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Reevie Blair died October 8, 1977 in Fayette County at the age of 69. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Marcia VanHoose Blair (age 83), daughter of Don and Josie Stapleton VanHoose, was born August 15, 1910 in Johnson County, died June 27, 1994 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reevie Blair. She was survived by 2 daughters, Carolyn VanHoose (of Paintsville) and Reva Ann Blair (Paintsville); and 1 granddaughter. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Marcia Blair was born August 15, 1909, and died June 24, 1994. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Marcia Blair died June 27, 1994 in Floyd County at the age of 83. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death. According to another, she died in Paintsville and was living in Floyd County at the time.

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 80 (Mingo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), Don Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #66, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Josie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 25), and Marcia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Don C. Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a clerk for the C & O Railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Jossie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), Marcia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Henry F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Robert Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Don Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a postmaster at the post office, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Josie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 39), Marsha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Robert C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 16 of the 1940 census for District 58-1B (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1940), Don Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #172, he's an attorney for the county court, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Josie (wife, stenographer, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 52), Henry (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 4 years of high school, age 29), and Marsha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 4 years of high school, age 28).

    The children of REEVIE BLAIR and MARCIA VANHOOSE are:

    1. CAROLYN SUE BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RED VANHOOSE.
    2. REVA ANN BLAIR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Reva A. Blair was born in Johnson County to (no first name) Vanhoose.

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







CAROLYN SUE BLAIR, daughter of REEVIE BLAIR and MARCIA VANHOOSE, was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married RED VANHOOSE.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carolyn S. Blair was born in Johnson County to Marshia Vanhoose.

    The child of CAROLYN BLAIR and RED VANHOOSE is:

    1. SHERRI LYNN VANHOOSE.

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







MARTHA JANE BLAIR, daughter of JILSON PATRICK "PATRICK" BLAIR and MARTHA JANE CONLEY, was born in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married EARL D. ROBINSON.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Martha J. Blair was born in Johnson County to Martha Conley.

    The children of MARTHA BLAIR and EARL ROBINSON are:

    1. LINDA LOU ROBINSON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ALLEN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Linda L. Robinson was born in Johnson County to Martha Blair.
    2. CAROLYN SUE ROBINSON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) JERVIS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carolyn S. Robinson was born in Johnson County to Martha Blair.
    3. DONNA EARLENE ROBINSON, b. March 15, 1954, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 4, 2006, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) GOBLE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donna E. Robinson was born March 15, 1954 in Johnson County to Martha Blair.
      According to her obituary, Donna Earlene Robinson Goble (age 52), daughter oof Martha Jane Blair Robinson of East Point and the late Earl Robinson, was born March 15, 1954 in Johnson County, died October 4, 2006 in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, and was buried in Robinson Family Cemetery in East Point. She was survived by 1 brother, Earl D. Robinson Jr. (of Georgetown); and 5 sisters, Linda Lou Allen (East Point), Carolyn Sue Jervis (East Point), Dinah Lynn Miller (East Point), and Lesia Kay Kell (East Point). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. DINAH LYNN ROBINSON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MILLER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dinah L. Robinson was born in Johnson County to Martha Blair.
    5. EARL D. ROBINSON JR., b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earl D. Robinson was born in Johnson County to Martha Blair.
    6. LESIA KAY ROBINSON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) KELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lesia Kay Robinson was born in Johnson County to Martha J. Blair.







MARY ALICE CONLEY, daughter of HARVEY ELSWORTH BURNS CONLEY and REBECCA JANE PRESTON, was born April 1, 1889, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 21, 1961, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. She met WATT BLAIR. She married (2) DANIEL M. ARMS, son of ELIAS ARMS and LYDIA MARGARET WARD, about 1915. He was born October 14, 1869 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 1, 1943 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. Daniel Arms married (1) POLLY ANN RATLIFF about 1904. She was born about 1875 in Kentucky, and died August 7, 1914 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 325 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Watt Blair was probably John Walter "Watt" Blair, and it doesn't appear as though he and Mary Alice Conley were married. Their daughter Allie's last name is listed as Allie Hall in the 1910 census. In 1920 it's listed as Allie Arms. In her obituary, it's Allie Blair, and she's listed as the daughter of Watt Blair and Mary Alice Conley as opposed to Watt and Mary Conley Blair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Mary Alice Conley Arms lived from April 1, 1889 to April 21, 1961, and was buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, and that Dan Arms lived from October 14, 1869 to October 11, 1943, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, Hershel Arms (age 69), son of Dan and Polly Ratliff Arms, was a C & O Railway employee. He was born July 18, 1909 in Johnson County, died January 8, 1979 in Paintsville, and was buried in the family cemetery in Kerz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Jones Arms, on February 21, 1977. He was survived by 2 sons, Douglas Arms (of Phoenix, Arizona) and John Thomas Arms (Lincoln Park, Michigan); 2 daughters, Judee Spears (Paintsville) and Lesia Arms (Paintsville); 1 sister, Mrs. Nettie Skidmore (Thealka, Kentucky); and 7 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Mary A. Conley Arms (age 72), daughter of the late Burns and Rebecca Preston Conley, was born April 1, 1889 in Hager Hill, died April 21, 1961 at the Van Lear home of her daughter, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in East Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Arms, on October 1, 1942. She was survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Allie Adkins (of Van Lear) and Mrs. Nettie Skidmore (Thealka); 1 step-son, Herschel Arms (Paintsville); 2 brothers, Irvin Conley (Van Lear) and Smith Conley (Water Gap); 1 sister, Margaret Kestner (Camargo, Illinois); and 14 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary A. Arms died April 21, 1961 in Johnson County at the age of 72. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Daniel Arms died October 1, 1943 in Paintsville from a cerebral hemorrhage, with arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as October 14, 1869, his marital status as married, his wife as Alice Conley (age 54), his occupation as farmer, his parents as Elias Arms (b. Kentucky) and Margaret Ward (b. Kentucky), the informant as Curtis L. Arms of West Van Lear, and the burial place as Hager Hill.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Daniel Arms died October 1, 1943 in Johnson County at the age of 73.

According to her death certificate, Polly Ann Ratliff Arms died August 7, 1914 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "she was recovering from inflammatory rheumatism when I last saw her. I don't know cause of death." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her age as 37 years 3 months, and her marital status as married.

On page 30 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), Mary Alice Conley is found a single mother, living in the home of her parents. Burns Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #225, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Rebecca (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 5 are still living, age 49), Alice (daughter, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 21), Irvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Smith (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Allie Hall (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months).

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Daniel Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's a laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Polly Arms (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, age 35), Morris Arms (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Curtis Arms (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Hershel Arms (son, born in Kentucky, age 7 months), and Laura Ratliff (sister-in-law, divorced, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

On pages 28 & 29 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 15, 1920), Dan Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #279, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's "Un" years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Curtis (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Herschel (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Allie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Girtie May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Della R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Nettie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On pages 36 & 37 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 22, & 23, 1930), Dan Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #345, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at age 42, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, first married at 25, age 40), Gurtie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Della R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Nettie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Anna F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 3 months), Fanny (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 8 months), Curtis (son, married, coal miner, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 23), Dorthy Arms (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18), and Margret J. Arms (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 27 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Dan Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 50), Anna F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 16), and Della Conley (daughter, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 23).

    The child of ALICE CONLEY and WATT BLAIR is:

    1. ALICE L. "ALLIE" BLAIR, b. March 3, 1909, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 20, 1982, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ASA KENT ADKINS.

    The children of ALICE CONLEY and DAN ARMS are:

    1. GERTRUDE MAY "GERTIE" ARMS, b. September 10, 1915, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 3, 1960, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN E. WOODS.
    2. DELLA REBECCA ARMS, b. April 13, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, February 17, 1952, La Porte, LaPorte County, Indiana, buried in LaPorte County, Indiana, m. (1) (unknown first name) CONLEY, m. (2) JAY BERNARD.
    3. NETTIE M. ARMS, b. October 6, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 16, 1997 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) VIRGIL WEDDINGTON. She m. (2) HARRY SKIDMORE. He was b. August 24, 1918, d. February 14, 1986, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nettie M. Arms was born October 6, 1919 in Johnson County to Alice Conley.
      According to her obituary, Nettie Arms Skidmore Castle (age 77), daughter of the late Dan and Alice Conley Arms, was born October 16, 1919 in Johnson County, died June 16, 1997 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Skidmore Cemetery in Thealka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Skidmore, on February 14, 1986. She was survived by several nieces and nephews. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Nettie S. Castle died June 16, 1997 in Thealka at the age of 77. She was living in Floyd County at the time of her death. According to another, she died in Floyd County at was living in Johnson County at the time.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Harry Skidmore was born August 24, 1918, and died in February of 1986. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Harry Skidmore died February 14, 1986 in Johnson County at the age of 67.
    4. LURIA DELPHIA ARMS, b. April 20, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 23, 1921, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Luria D. Arms was born April 20, 1921 in Johnson County to Mary Conley.
      According to her death certificate, Luria Delphia Arms died September 23, 1921 in Hager Hill from "Chronic Gastro Intestinal Enteritis." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 20, 1921, her parents as Dan Arms (b. Kentucky) and Alice Conley (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Alice Conley of Hager Hill.
    5. (unnamed) ARMS, b. July 10, 1922, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 11, 1922, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a child born July 11, 1922 in Johnson County to Mary Conley.
      According to her death certificate, there was an unnamed baby girl who was born prematurely on July 10, 1922 in Paintsville, and died July 11, 1922 after living for only 8 hours.
    6. LUCY MARGARET ARMS, b. April 15, 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 30, 1925, Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Lucy Margret Arms died June 30, 1925 in Hager Hill from Infantile Debility. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as April 15, 1925, her parents as Dan Arms (b. Johnson County) and Alice Conley (b. Johnson County), and the burial place as Hager Hill.
    7. ANNA FAY ARMS, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 10, 1943, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Anna Fay Arms died February 10, 1943 in Paintsville from pulmonary tuberculosis, which she had for 3 years. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as "unknown 1926," her age as 18, her marital status as single, her parents as Dan Arms (b. Johnson County) and Alice Conley (b. Johnson County), the informant as John Woods of Paintsville, and the burial place as Hager Hill.
      According to her obituary, Anna Fay Arms (age 22), daughter of Dan and Mary Conley Arms, died February 10, 1943 from tuberculosis. She was survived by 2 brothers, Curtis Arms and Hershel Arms; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Woods, Mrs. Della Bunyard, and Mrs. Nettie Weddington. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    8. WILLIAM HARMON ARMS, b. January 28, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 4, 1939, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William H. Arms was born January 28, 1927 in Johnson County to Alice Conley.
      According to his obituary, Harmon Arms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Arms, died at home in West Van Lear on October 4, 1939. He was survived by 1 sister. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William H. Arms died October 4, 1939 in Johnson County at the age of 12. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.
    9. FANNIE ARMS, b. August 29, 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 18, 1939, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fannie Arms was born August 29, 1928 in Johnson County to Alice Conley.
      According to her death certificate, Fannie Arms died April 18, 1939 in West Van Lear from acute meningitis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her age as 10, her parents as Dan Arms (b. Johnson County) and Alice Conley (b. Johnson County), the informant as Hershal Arms of Paintsville, and the burial place as Hager Hill.
    10. FLOSSIE ARMS, b. March 4, 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Flossie Arms was born March 4, 1931 in Johnson County to Alice Conley.

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







ALICE L. "ALLIE" BLAIR, daughter of MARY ALICE CONLEY and WATT BLAIR, was born March 3, 1909 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 20, 1982 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ASA KENT ADKINS, son of GEORGE ADKINS and HARRIETT C. "HATTIE" MUSIC, about 1928. He was born October 22, 1904 in Kentucky, died November 18, 1968 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Adkins Cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Allie Blair was probably the daughter of John Walter "Watt" Blair.

Harriett Music Adkins was the daughter of David E. and Kesiah Goble/Gobble Music, although in her obituary (1874-1958) her parents are listed as David and Kathy Goble Adkins. According to Kentucky birth records, Harriett C. Music was born March 6, 1875 in Johnson County to David E. Music (b. Virginia) and Kissire Gobble (b. Alabama).

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Alice Adkins lived from March 3, 1909 to July 20, 1982, and was buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill.

According to her obituary, Allie Blair Adkins (age 73), daughter of Watt Blair and Mary Alice Conley, was a resident of West Van Lear, Kentucky. She was born March 3, 1909 in Johnson County, died November 20, 1982 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Hager Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Adkins, on November 18, 1968. She was survived by 3 sons, Kenneth Adkins Jr. (of Tipp City, Ohio), Bobby Eugene Adkins (West Van Lear), and Herbert Lee Adkins (West Van Lear); 2 daughters, Nellie Bernice Adkins (West Van Lear) and Joyce Ann Music (Wabash, Indiana); 1 sister, Nettie Skidmore (Thealka); 5 grandchildren; and 3 step-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Allie Adkins was born March 3, 1909, and died November 15, 1982. She received her Social Security card in 1959-1960 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Allie Adkins died November 20, 1982 in Johnson County at the age of 73.

According to his obituary, Kent Adkins (age 63), son of the late George and Hattie Music Adkins and a retired miner, was born October 22, 1905, died November 18, 1968 at home in West Van Lear, and was buried in Adkins Cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by his wife, Allie Blair Adkins; 3 sons, Kenneth (of Tipp City, Ohio), Bobby Adkins (West Van Lear), and Herbert Adkins (West Van Lear); 2 daughters, Nellie Adkins (West Van Lear) and Joyce Ann Adkins Music (Wabash, Indiana); 1 brother, Wallace Adkins (Wabash, Indiana); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Hayden (Meally) and Mrs. Virgie Delong (Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Kint Adkins was born October 22, 1905, and died in November of 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Kent Adkins died November 18, 1968 in Johnson County at the age of 63.

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 4, 1910), George Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #169, he's a laborer in a rock quarry, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 15 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Harita (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Alabama, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 3 are still living, age 28), Calvin [Calvin "Bud" Adkins] (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Asa K. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 28 of the 1920 census for District 32 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), George Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #461, he's a laborer in the coal tipple industry, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Harriett (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Alabama, age 37), Kent [very hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Wallace (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Virgie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 10 months).

On page 35 of the 1930 census for District 58-5 (Van Lear) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Kent Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #536, he's a laborer in the tipple industry, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Allie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 21), and Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 20 of the 1940 census for District 58-4 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1940), Kent Adkins is listed as the head of the household for house #168, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Allie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 32), Kent Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Bobby E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Herbert Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of ALLIE BLAIR and KENT ADKINS are:

    1. KENT ADKINS JR., b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kint Adkins was born in Johnson County to Allie Blair.
    2. BOBBY EUGENE ADKINS, b. 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eugene Adkins was born in Johnson County to Allie Blair.
    3. HERBERT LEE ADKINS, b. 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Herbert L. Adkins was born in Johnson County to Allie Blair.
    4. NELLIE BERNICE ADKINS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Nellie B. Adkins was born in Johnson County to Ella Blair.
    5. JOYCE ANN ADKINS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MUSIC.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joyce A. Adkins was born in Johnson County to Allie Blair.







GERTRUDE MAY "GERTIE" ARMS, daughter of MARY ALICE CONLEY and DANIEL M. ARMS, was born September 10, 1915 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 3, 1960 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in King Addition, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JOHN WOODS, son of CHARLEY WOODS and EMMA MCKENZIE. He was born May 12, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 8, 1973 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville.

Notes: Charles Woods and Loretta Woods Knapp are listed as surviving children in Gertie Arms Woods' obituary, but they were children of John's from a previous marriage, Gertrude Bryant. According to her obituary, Loretta Woods Knapp (age 59), daughter of John and Gertrude Bryant Woods, was born April 9, 1922, died February 2, 1982 in Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and was buried in O'Bryan Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Knapp, on October 18, 1980. She was survived by 1 son, Charles Knapp (of Columbus, Ohio); 1 daughter, Carolyn Thomas (Columbus); 1 brother, Charles Woods (Thealka); 2 half-brothers, Larry Woods (Hager Hill) and Jimmy Woods (West Van Lear); and 5 half-sisters, Mary Shell (Paintsville), Patricia Meek (Paintsville), Dottie Broghton (Milliard, Ohio), Polly Green (Columbus, Ohio), and Joan Root (West Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

John Woods full name was reportedly John Espa Woods.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gertie M. Arms was born September 10, 1915 in Johnson County to Mary Conley.

According to her obituary, Gertie Arms Woods (age 45), daughter of Daniel and Alice Conley Arms and a resident of King Addition [Paintsville], was born September 10, 1915 in Paintsville, died December 3, 1960 from cancer in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in King Addition. She was survived by her husband, John Woods; 3 sons, James Woods (still at home), Larry Woods (at home), and Charles Woods (West Van Lear); 6 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Meek (West Van Lear), Mrs. Dottie Hamilton (Cleveland, Ohio), Mrs. Loretta Knapp (Columbus, Ohio), Mary M. Woods (at home), Polly Woods (at home), and Diana Woods (at home); 1 brother, Hershel Arms (Paintsville); 2 sisters, Allie Adkins (Van Lear) and Nettie Skidmore (Thealka); and 1 step-brother, Jack Arms (Hager Hill). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Gertie Woods died December 3, 1960 in Johnson County at the age of 45.

According to his obituary, John E. Woods (age 71), son of the late Charley and Emma McKenzie Woods, was a resident of Paintsville and a retired Pepsi Cola Company employee. He died May 8, 1973 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by 3 sons, Charles Woods (of Columbus, Ohio), James Woods (West Van Lear), and Larry Woods (Columbus, Ohio); 6 daughters, Patricia Meek (Paintsville), Mary Shell (Paintsville), Polly Green (Columbus, Ohio); Dinah Woods (Paintsville), Dottie Hamilton (Columbus, Ohio), and Loretta Knapp (Columbus, Ohio); 2 brothers, James Woods (Ashland) and Jess Woods (Nippa); and 3 sisters, Esta O'Bryan (Staffordsville), Clara Collier (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), and Suna Gibbs (Woodstock, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, John Woods was born May 12, 1901, and died in May of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, John E. Woods died May 8, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 71.

On page 6 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), John Woods is listed as the head of the household for house #42, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Gerta (wife, seamstress for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 5th grade education, age 23), Loretta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Russel (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Patricia R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of GERTIE ARMS and JOHN WOODS are:

    1. JOE DANIEL WOODS, b. March 1, 1937, Paintsville Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 1, 1937, Paintsville Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joe Woods was born March 1, 1937 in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
      According to his death certificate, Joe Daniel Woods died March 1, 1937 in Paintsville from "Birth injury - Probable intracrainal hemorrhage." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as March 1, 1937, his age as 1 day, his parents as John Woods (b. Johnson County) and Gertie May (b. Johnson County), the informant as John Woods of Paintsville, and the burial place as Staffordsville.
    2. PATRICIA R. WOODS, b. January 24, 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 29, 1996, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT "BOB" MEEK, son of BOB MEEK and BIRD (unknown first name). He was b. about 1932, d. June 7, 2007, Hawkinsville, Georgia.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Patricia R. Woods was born January 24, 1939 in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
      According to her obituary, Patricia Woods Meek (age 57), daughter of John and Gertie Arms Woods and a resident of Lexington, was born January 24, 1939 in Johnson County, died September 29, 1996 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, and was buried in Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by her daughter, Bobbi Lynn Meek (of Lexington); 4 sisters, Dottie Hamilton (Red Bush), Mary Shell (Paintsville), Polly Wiseman (Middleport, Ohio), and Joan Root (Thelma); and 3 brothers, Charles Woods (Paintsville), Jim Woods (West Van Lear), and Larry Woods (Meally). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Robert "Bob" Meek (age 75), son of the late Bob and Bird Meek, was a resident of Hawkinsville, Georgia, and for several years was employed by the WSIP radio station as an announcer. He and Bill Barker were the voices of "The Bill and Bob Show." He died June 7, 2007 in Hawkinsville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Woods Meek. He was survived by his wife, Pat Meek; and his daughter, Bobbi Lynn Meek (Lexington, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. JUANITA JENNE WOODS, b. February 5, 1941, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 6, 1941, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jaunita J. Woods was born February 5, 1941 in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
      According to her death certificate, Jaunita Jenne Woods died June 6, 1941 in Paintsville from marasmus due to dysentery. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Paintsville, her parents as John Woods (b. Johnson County) and Gertie Arnett (b. Paintsville), the informant as John Woods of Paintsville, and the burial place as Staffordsville.
    4. PHYLLIS LEE WOODS, b. April 1, 1942, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 17, 1942, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Philis Lee Woods died September 17, 1942 in Paintsville from "Acute Nutritional Disturbance with diarrhea, dehydration and aciditis [hard to read]. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as April 1, 1942, her parents as John E. Woods (b. Johnson County) and Gertie Arms (b. Johnson County), the informant as John E. Woods of Paintsville, and the burial place as Staffordsville.
    5. DOTTIE WOODS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HAMILTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dottie Woods was born in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
    6. MARY M. WOODS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SHELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary M. Woods was born in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
    7. JAMES E. WOODS, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James E. Woods was born in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
    8. LARRY EVERETT WOODS, b. February 23, 1948, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 9, 2005, Richmond, Virginia, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DEBBIE LAMB.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James E. Woods was born February 23, 1948 in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
      According to his obituary, Larry Everett Woods (age 56), son of the late John and Gertrude Arms Woods, was a resident of Meally, a carpenter, and a Vietnam Veteran. He was born February 23, 1948 in Paintsville, died February 9, 2005 in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, and was buried in Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Debbie Lamb Woods; 1 son, Nathan Woods (of Meally); 2 daughters, Evonne Kincer (Richmond) and Erin Woods (Morehead, Kentucky); 2 brothers, Charles Woods (Columbus, Ohio) and James Woods (West Van Lear); 3 sisters, Dottie Hamilton (Redbush), Mary Shell (Paintsville), and Joan Root (Columbus, Ohio); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    9. DAVID EARL WOODS, b. October 19, 1950, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 19, 1950 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, David E. Woods was born October 19, 1950 in Johnson County to Gertrude Arms.
      According to his death certificate, David Earl Woods died December 19, 1950 in Paintsville from fermentative diarrhea. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as October 19, 1950, his parents as John Woods and Gertie Arms, the informant as John Woods, and the burial place as Staffordsville.
    10. POLLY C. WOODS, m. (1) (unknown first name) GREEN, m. (2) GREG WISEMAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Polly C. Woods was born in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
      According to her obituary, Polly Woods Wiseman (age 49), daughter of the late John and Gertie Arms Woods, was born September 24, 1951 in Johnson County, died March 15, 2001 at home in Middleport, Ohio, and was buried in Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Loretta Knapp and Pat Meek. She was survived by her husband, Greg Wiseman; 2 sons, Richard E. Green (of Columbus, Ohio) and Charles E. Green (Dublin, Ohio); 3 daughters, Tammy R. Green (Dublin), Sally J. Green (Columbus), and Brittany L. Wiseman (Tiffin, Ohio); 3 brothers, Jim Woods (West Van Lear), Larry Woods (Meally), and Charles Woods (Ohio); and 3 sisters, Dottie Hamilton (Red Bush), Mary Shell (Paintsville), and Joan Root (Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    11. ARBADELLA WOODS, b. March 4, 1953, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 13, 1953 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arikidella Woods was born March 4, 1953 in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.
      According to her death certificate, Arbadella Woods died June 13, 1953 in Paintsville from "Diarrhea chronic - congenital Gastro-intestinal tract difficiency." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Paintsville, her birth date as March 4, 1953, her parents as John Woods and Gertie Arms, the informant as "Father," and the burial place ass Bryant Cemetery in Staffordsville.
    12. DIANA JOAN WOODS, m. (unknown first name) ROOT.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Diana J. Woods was born in Johnson County to Gertie Arms.







DELLA REBECCA ARMS, daughter of MARY ALICE CONLEY and DANIEL M. ARMS, was born April 13, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 17, 1952 in La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, and is buried in Westville Cemetery in La Porte County, Indiana. She married (1) (unknown first name) CONLEY. She married (2) JAY BERNARD on April 11, 1941.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Della R. Arms was born April 13, 1917 in Johnson County to Alice Conley.

According to her obituary, Della Arms Bernard (age 34), daughter of Mrs. Alice Arms and a native of Johnson County, was born April 13, 1917, married Jay Bernard on April 11, 1941, died February 17, 1952 in Holy Family Hospital in La Porte, Indiana, following an illness of several years, and was buried in Westville Cemetery in La Porte, Indiana. She was survived by her mother; her husband; 2 sons, Michael Bernard and Danny Bernard; 1 step-son, Lester Bernard; 3 sisters, Allie Adkins (of Van Lear), Mrs. Gertie Woods (Paintsville), and Mrs. Nettie Fisher (Tipp City, Ohio); and 2 brothers, Curtis Arms (Van Lear) and Hershel Arms (Van Lear). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 27 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), Dan Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #240, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 50), Anna F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, no formal education, age 16), and Della Conley (daughter, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 23).

    The children of DELLA ARMS and JAY BERNARD are:

    1. MICHAEL BERNARD.
    2. DANNY BERNARD.







ERVIN MONROE CONLEY, son of HARVEY ELSWORTH BURNS CONLEY and REBECCA JANE PRESTON, was born November 11, 1889 in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 3, 1965 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MINNIE BURCHWELL, daughter of GEORGE BURCHWELL and EMMA HATFIELD. She was born November 7, 1894 in Boyd County, Kentucky, died June 26, 1961 in McDowell, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 325 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Minnie Burchwell was the sister of Amanda M. Burchwell and Mahala Burchwell.

Ervin and his brother, Smith, married sisters.

When Ervin Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Hager Hill, Johnson County, that he had a wife who was dependent on him, and that he was born November 11, 1889 in Hager Hill. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes, dark brown hair, and a broken shoulder.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Ervin Conley lived from November 11, 1889 to December 3, 1961, and was buried in Music-Hyden Cemetery in Hager Hill, and that Minnie Burchwell lived from November 7, 1894 to June 26, 1961, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, Ervin Conley (age 76), son of the late Burns and Rebecca Preston Conley, was a retired miner. He was born November 11, 1889 in Johnson County, died December 3, 1965 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in Music Cemetery in Hager Hill. He was preceded death by his wife, Minnie Conley, on June 26, 1961. He was survived by 1 son, Billy Eugene Conley (of Van Lear); 1 daughter, Mrs. Emma Jean Campbel [Campbell] (Water Gap); 1 brother, Smith Conley (Water Gap); and 1 sister, Mrs. Maggie Kestner (Carmarjo, Illinois). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ervin Conley was born November 11, 1890, and died in December 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, Ervin M. Conley died December 3, 1965 in Johnson County at the age of 76.

According to her obituary, Minnie Burchwell Conley (age 66), daughter of the late George and Emma Hatfield Burchwell and a resident of Van Lear, was born November 7, 1894 in Boyd County, died June 26, 1961 in McDowell, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Hagar Hill. She was survived by her husband, Ervin Conley; 1 son, Billy Eugene Conley (of Van Lear); 1 daughter, Mrs. Emma Jean Campbell (Water Gap); 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Webb (West Van Lear) and Mrs. Smith Conley (Water Gap). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Minnie Conley died June 26, 1961 in Floyd County at the age of 66. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 10 of the 1900 census for District 32 (Dick Creek) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Geo. Birchwell is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a farmer, born in January of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 17 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in March of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 40), Martha L. (daughter, born in September of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Malcum (son, born in March of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Mandy (daughter, born in February of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Fannie (daughter, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Minnie (daughter, born in December of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), and Haley (daughter, born in November of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 127 (Madison) in Highland County, Ohio (dated April 25, 1910), George Burchwell is listed as the head of the household for house #256, he's a laborer in a pad factory, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 25 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 45), Albert (son, single, factory worker, born in Kentucky, age 23), Mae (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Fanny (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Minnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Mahala (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 13 of the 1920 census for District 76 (Liberty) in Jackson County, Ohio (dated January 15, 1920), Irvin Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), and Emmajane (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 36-5 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 1930), Ervin Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #117, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 34), Emma J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Billey L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 6 months). They are living next to Ervin's brother, Smith.

On page 41 of the 1940 census for District 36-7 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Ervin M. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #339, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Minny (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 45), and Billie (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

    The children of ERVIN CONLEY and MINNIE BURCHWELL are:

    1. EMMA JEAN CONLEY, b. 1917, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CAMPBELL.
      Notes: Emma Jean Conley's name has also been seen as Imogene.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Lydia E. Conley who was born September 5, 1917 in Boyd County to a Minnie Birchwell.
    2. BILLY EUGENE CONLEY, b. September 2, 1925, Floyd County, Kentucky. d. December 17, 1981, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, buried in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, m. LORRAINE PERRY, daughter of JEFFERSON PERRY and MARTHA JANE WARD, March 22, 1946. She was b. March 23, 1929, Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. June 20, 2006.
      Notes: Lorraine Perry's parents names were determined by finding the obituary of her father (1894-1974).
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billie E. Conley was born September 2, 1925 in Floyd County to Minnie Burchwell.
      According to his obituary, Billy Conley (age 56), son of Irvin and Minnie Conley, was born in Johnson County, died December 17, 1981 in the Veteran Administration Hospital in Wabash, Indiana, and was buried in Center Grove Cemetery in Wabash. He was survived by his wife, Lorraine Perry Conley; 2 sons, Jerry Conley and Terry Conley; 1 daughter, Sherry Blair ; and 1 sister, Imogene Campbell (of Water Gap, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Lorraine Perry Conley (age 77), daughter of William Jefferson and Martha Jane Ward Perry, was retired from General Tire, where she was a former union steward. She was born March 23, 1929 in Auxier, Kentucky, died June 20, 2006 in AmeriCare Living Center, and was buried in Center Grove Cemetery. She married Billie Eugene Conley on March 22, 1946. He died December 17, 1981. She was survived by 2 sons, Jerry (Tammy) Conley and Terry (Trisha) Conley (both of Wabash, Indiana); 1 daughter, Mrs. Marshal (Sherri) Blair (Wabash); 3 brothers, Douglas (Doreena) Perry (Dayton, Ohio), William (Gay) Perry (Columbus, Ohio), and Franklin (Cathy) Perry (Cardington, Ohio); 4 sisters, Jessie Pack (Dayton), Mrs. Charles (Darlene) McKenzie (Dayton), Demple Watkins (West Van Lear, Kentucky), and Mrs. John (Bonnie) Jurich (Englewood, Ohio); 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







SMITH W. CONLEY, son of HARVEY ELSWORTH BURNS CONLEY and REBECCA JANE PRESTON, was born October 15, 1895 in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died in January of 1968 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana. He married AMANDA M. BURCHWELL, daughter of GEORGE BURCHWELL and EMMA HATFIELD. She was born in February of 1891 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 325 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Amanda Burchwell was the sister of Minnie Burchwell and Mahala Burchwell.

Smith and his brother Ervin married sisters.

When Smith Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer employed by his father in Hager Hill, that he was single and had dependent parents, and that he was born October 15, 1895 in Hager Hill, Johnson County. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had light brown eyes and light brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Smith Conley was born October 15, 1894, and died in January of 1968. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

On page 10 of the 1900 census for District 32 (Dick Creek) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Geo. Birchwell is listed as the head of the household for house #78, he's a farmer, born in January of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 17 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in March of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 17 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 6 are still living, age 40), Martha L. (daughter, born in September of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Malcum (son, born in March of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Mandy (daughter, born in February of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Fannie (daughter, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Minnie (daughter, born in December of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), and Haley [Mahala] (daughter, born in November of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 85 (Scioto Township) in Jackson County, Ohio (dated January 21, 1920), Smith W. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #157, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Manda M. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 25), and George E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 2 months).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 36-5 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 1930), Smith Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Manda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 26, age 38), George E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Redman M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4). They are living next to Smith's brother, Ervin.

On page 42 of the 1940 census for District 36-7 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Smith Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #344, he's a blacksmith in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Mandy (wife, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 39), Redman (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Billie Spradlin (cousin, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 26), and Bennie Spradlin (cousin, coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 6th grade education, age 24).

    The children of SMITH CONLEY and MANDA BURCHWELL are:

    1. GEORGE E. CONLEY, b. 1918, Kentucky.
    2. WILIAM H. D. CONLEY, b. July 16, 1922, Kentucky, d. October 2, 1922, Hi Carbon, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, William H. D. Conley died October 2, 1922 in Hi Carbon and the cause of death isn't readable. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as July 16, 1922, his parents as Smith Conley (b. Kentucky) and Manda Burchwell (b. Kentucky), the informant as Smith Conley of Hi Carbon, Kentucky, and the burial place as Music Cemetery.
    3. ERNESTEEN JANE CONLEY, b. June 4, 1920, Ohio, d. October 10, 1928, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Ernesteen Jane Conley died October 10, 1928 in Paintsville from general peritonitis following a ruptured appendix. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Ohio, her birth date as June 4, 1920, her parents as Smith Conley (b. Kentucky) and Amanda Burchwell (b. Kentucky), the informant as Smith Conley of Van Lear, Kentucky, and the burial place as Hager Hill.
    4. REDMAN M. CONLEY, b. 1926, Kentucky.







MARGIE BLAIR, daughter of MINIARD F. BLAIR and ZYLPHA CRACE, was born about 1904 in Kentucky. She married (unknown first name) KELLY.

Notes: On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 66-16 (Seal Township) in Pike County, Ohio (dated April 17, 1930), Margie Blair is found widowed and living in the home of her widowed mother. Zilpha Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #115, she's a farm laborer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and she's 47 years old. Also listed are Margie (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 26), Tobie (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Clourine [hard to read] (grandchild, female, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), and Frank Turk (boarder, widowed, not working, born in Ohio, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 35).

    The child of MARGIE BLAIR and (unknown first name) KELLY is:

    1. ELENA KELLY, b. 1926, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elena Kelly was born in Lawrence County to Margie Blair.







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