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ALONZO L. "LONNIE" COOPER, son of SAMANTHA JANE PACE and WILLIAM GREEN COOPER, was born June 21, 1884 in Lick Creek, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (1) ROSA SALYER, daughter of BENJAMIN F. SALYER and MARY C. BAYES, October 22, 1903 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born November 20, 1879 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died February 15, 1912 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (2) DOSHIA CAUDILL, daughter of LOUISA E. RICE and ABLE C. CAUDILL. She was born in September 7, 1885 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 16, 1922 in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (3) MARTHA MEADE, daughter of ELEXIOUS MEAD and JULIA HOWARD, about 1925. She was born about 1909 in Kentucky. Rosa Salyer married (1) BURNS JOHNSON on February 4, 1899 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in December of 1876 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 188 & 526 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was an Everitt Cooper who was born in 1927 in Magoffin County to a Martha Meade. This child doesn't show up in the 1930 census report for this family and a record of his death couldn't be found.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Benjamin F. Salyer married Mary C. Bayes on April 14, 1870 in Magoffin County at the home of John D. Bayes. The witnesses were John D. Bayes and John Cooper, and the minister was John H. Gates.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Rosa Salyer married Burns Johnson on February 4, 1899 in Magoffin County at the home of Lafe Risner. The witnesses were William Slusher and Ben Johnson, and the minister was J. D. Bayes.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Alonzo Cooper married Rosa Johnson on October 22, 1903 in Magoffin County at the home of J. D. Bayes. The witnesses were Frank Cooper and Challie Yates, and the minister was J. D. Bayes.

According to her death certificate, Rosa Salyers Cooper died in February of 1912 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her age as 33, her marital status as married, her parents as Ben Salyers (b. Magoffin County [hard to read]) and Mary Bays (b. Magoffin County), and the burial place as Thomas Cooper Graveyard.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Rosa Cooper lived from November 20, 1879 to February 15, 1912, and was buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and that Dochie Cooper lived from September 10, 1885 [hard to read] to April 16, 1922, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Rosa Cooper died February 1, 1912 in Magoffin County at the age of 33. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

When Alonzo L. Cooper's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Lyckburg, Magoffin County, that his nearest relative was Docia Cooper of Lyckburg, and that he was born June 21, 1884. Alonzo was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to her death certificate, Doshia Caudill Cooper died April 16, 1922 in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as September 7, 1885, her marital status as married, and her parents as Able Caudill (b. Johnson County) and Lousa Rice (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Hashia Cooper [sic] died April 16, 1922 in Magoffin County at the age of 28.

On page 15 of the 1880 census for District 64 (Precinct 2 - Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1880), Benies Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #348, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Mary C. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Rebecca (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Rosia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 46 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1900), Burns Johnson is listed as the head of the household for house #394, he's a farmer, born in December of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Rosa (wife, born in September of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, she hasn't had any children, age 21), and Burt Salyer (step-son, born in December of 1898 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Lonzo Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #93, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Rose (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Bert (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Will Green (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Irine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 22 & 23, 1920), Lonie Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #153, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Doshie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Bert (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Willgreen (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ricine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Evlyn (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Eugens [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 4 months), Edmon (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 2 months), and Addie Cheek (servant, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 23 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Lonie Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #177, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 20), Eugene (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edward (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mable (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 7 months), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month), and Orie B. Kelso (adopted daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12). They are living next to Lonnie's stepfather.

On page 7 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1940), Lonnie Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a laborer for a natural gas company, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Magoffin County in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 30), Eugene (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Mabel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lonnie Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Julia Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Lloyd Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

    The child of ROSA SALYER and (unknown) is:

    1. BERT SALYER COOPER, b. December 24, 1899, Kentucky, d. June 1, 1966, Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MADGE ANN WILLIAMS.

    The children of LONNIE COOPER and ROSA SALYER are:

    1. WILL GREEN COOPER, b. August 17, 1904, Kentucky, d. December 2, 1993, Birdseye, Dubois County, Indiana, m. LUCY OWENS.
    2. IRENE RUTH COOPER, b. June 4, 1908, Kentucky, d. May 15, 1983, m. JOHN STEWARD "ROCKIE" CONLEY.
    3. EVALYN COOPER, b. June 3, 1910, Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 17, 1992, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CALLOWAY ADAMS.

    The children of LONNIE COOPER and DOSHIA CAUDILL are:

    1. EUGENE COOPER, b. October 5, 1914, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Eugene Cooper was born October 5, 1914 in Magoffin County to Doshia Caudill.
    2. CHARLES COOPER, b. 1916, Kentucky.
    3. EDWARD COOPER, b. October 30, 1918, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. LELA SPURLOCK.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edwin Cooper was born October 30, 1918 in Magoffin County to Dashia Caudell.

    The children of LONNIE COOPER and MARTHA MEADE are:

    1. MABLE COOPER, b. 1925, Kentucky.
    2. ALONZO L. "LONNIE" COOPER JR., b. 1928, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, A. L. Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Martha Meade.
    3. MILDRED A. COOPER, b. 1931, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mildred A. Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Martha Mead.
    4. JULIA MAY COOPER, b. 1934, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Julia M. Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Martha Meade.
    5. LLOYD RAY COOPER, b. 1937, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lloyd R. Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Martha Meade.
    6. GLENN COOPER, b. Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Glenn Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Martha Meade.







BERT SALYER COOPER, son of ROSA SALYER and (unknown), was born December 24, 1898 in Kentucky, died June 1, 1966 in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married MADGE ANN WILLIAMS, daughter of FARISH WILLIAMS and RHODA ELIZABETH ADAMS. She was born June 8, 1900 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died February 10, 2001 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Madge Ann Williams was the sister of Ethel Williams, Okie Williams, Jessie Williams, and Eva Williams.

Madge Williams was born June 8, 1900, but wasn't in the 1900 census, which was dated June 22. Her mother has given birth to 3 children and all are still living, but only 2 are listed in that census.

When Bert Cooper's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Magoffin County, that his closest relative was Lonnie Cooper of Lickburg, Magoffin County, and that he was born December 24, 1899. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Bert Cooper lived from December 31, 1897 to May 6, 1966, and was buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and that Madge W. Cooper lived from June 8, 1900 to February 10, 2001, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bert Cooper was born December 31, 1898, and died June 1, 1966. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bert Cooper died May 6, 1966 in Magoffin County at the age of 68. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

Madge Williams' obituary found on findagrave.com:

"Madge Ann Williams Cooper, 100, of Salyersville, died Saturday in Salyersville Health Care Center.
"Mrs. Cooper was born June 8, 1900, in Magoffin County, a daughter of the late Farish and Rhonda Adams Williams.
"Her husband, Bert Cooper, died in 1966.
"She was a Baptist.
"Surviving is a sister, Eva Conley of Florida.
"The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Magoffin County Funeral Home at Salyersville by Buster Blanton and Everette Conley. Burial will be in Mouth of Brushy Cemetery at Lick Creek.
"Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and prior to the funeral Monday at the funeral home."

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Madge Cooper was born June 8, 1900, and died February 10, 2001. She received her Social Security card in 1965 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, Madge Ann Williams Cooper was born June 8, 1900 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died February 10, 2001. Her parents are listed as Farish Williams and Rhoda E. Adams.

On page 43 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Farish Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #371, he's a farmer, born in May of 1870 in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Rhoda E. (wife, born in May of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 23), Ethel (daughter, born in December of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Vera J. (daughter, born in June of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 24 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated Nay 2, 1910), Farish Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #208, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Roda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 32), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Vera (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Magie [Madge] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Oka [Okie] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Jessie [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 39 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Bert Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #306, he's a steam shovel operator for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Madge (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 6th grade education, age 37), and Rodie (mother [in-law], widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, no formal education, age 64).







LORETTA FAYE CONLEY, daughter of JAMES CONLEY and LENORA CONLEY, married EVERETT RAY TACKETT, son of LEVI TACKETT and ANNIE CONLEY.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 85 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The children of LORETTA CONLEY and EVERETT TACKETT are:

    1. LORI ANN TACKETT.
    2. CLAYTON EVERETT TACKETT.
    3. JENNIFER NICHOL TACKETT.







AMANDA A. CONLEY, daughter of JOHN CONLEY and MARGARET BLAIR, was born February 26, 1851 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 9, 1926 in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES MILTON PELPHREY, son of SARAH ANN HITCHCOCK and DANIEL PELPHREY, September 7, 1870 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born August 20, 1848 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 7, 1925 in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. James Milton Pelphrey married (1) ABBIE CAUDILL.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 321 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on this family can also be found on page 130 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Amanda M. Conley married James M. Pelphrey on September 7, 1870 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Amanda A. Pelphrey died September 9, 1926 in West Van Lear from apoplexy. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as February 26, 1850, her marital status as widowed, her parents as John Conley (b. North Carolina) and Margaret Blair (b. North Carolina), the informant as Smith Pelphrey of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Hager Hill, Kentucky.

According to his death certificate, James Milton Pelphrey died August 7, 1925 in Hager Hill from pneumonia. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 20, 1848 [hard to read], his age as 76 years 11 months 13 days, his marital status as married, his occupation as merchant, his parents as Daniel Pelphrey (b. Kentucky) and Sarah M. Hitchcock (b. Kentucky, the informant as Smith Pelphrey of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Lick Fork.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, James M. Pelphrey died August 7, 1925 in Johnson County at the age of 76.

On page 5 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1870), James M. Pelfrey is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed is Benjamin L. (born in Kentucky, age 5 months). James and Amanda didn't marry until September and it's unknown where she was when the census was taken in June.

On page 23 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1880), James M. Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Amanda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), Benjamin L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Smith (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Sarah M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and David C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to James' parents.

On page 23 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Milton Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #166, his occupation is hard to read but part of it says that he sells produce, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 40 years, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Manda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 40 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 8 are still living, age 60), Smith (son, widowed, spoke inspector, born in Kentucky, age 38), Sarah M. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 32), and J. Milton Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 19).

On page 23 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), J. M. Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for house #226, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 71 years old. Also listed are Manda M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 69), Sarah (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 40), Milton A. (son, single, night watchman for the railroad, born in Kentucky, age 26), and M. B. Conley (brother-in-law, widowed, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 58).

    The child of JAMES PELPHREY and ABBIE CAUDILL is:

    1. BENJAMIN F. PELPHREY, b. December 1, 1869, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 6, 1934, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MAHALA EMALINE "MOLLIE" PICKLESIMER.

    The children of AMANDA CONLEY and JAMES PELPHREY are:

    1. SMITH PELPHREY, b. July 28, 1871, Kentucky, d. January 22, 1941, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) DELILA MINERVA PICKLESIMER, m. (2) SARAH ADAMS.
    2. WILLIAM SHERMAN PELPHREY, b. 1873, Kentucky.
      Notes: It has been reported that William Sherman Pelphrey married Dollie Conley.
    3. SARAH MARGARET PELPHREY, b. September 13, 1875, East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 18, 1942, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) SCOTT MARTIN, m. (2) HENRY WORIC WILLIAMS.
    4. DAVID CLARK "CLARK" PELPHREY, b. May 16, 1879, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 29, 1950, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) DICIE SHULER, m. (2) LORA RICE.
    5. JOHN B. PELPHREY, b. August 28, 1880, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 28, 1966, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DOSHA HALL.
    6. DANIEL ADDISON PELPHREY, b. March 21, 1884, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 2, 1965, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Madison, Boone County, Kentucky, m. EMMA PHELPS.
    7. PARIS PELPHREY, b. 1888, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1940, m. MARY HAMILTON.
    8. MILTON ARTHUR PELPHREY, b. April 21, 1891, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 24, 1963, West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HETTIE INA MCFARLAND.







CHESTER A. GRIFFITH, son of ANNA CONLEY and ROBERT B. GRIFFITH, was born in January 13, 1898 in Kentucky, died September 6, 1973 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married PAULINA "PLINA" JAYNE, daughter of JOHN W. JAYNE and CORA J. BLANTON, February 7, 1920. She was born April 19, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 27, 1963 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Jayne Family Cemetery in Big Mud Lick, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his obituary, Chester Griffith (age 75), son of the late Robert and Anne Conley Griffith, was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was born January 13, 1898, died September 4, 1973 in a local Johnson County hospital, and was buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Plima Griffith, in 1963. He was survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Beulah Williams (of Paintsville); 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Chester Griffith was born January 13, 1898, and died in September 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, Chester Griffith died September 6, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 75.

According to her obituary, Plina Jaynes Griffith, daughter of John and Cora Blanton Jaynes, was born in Johnson County on April 19, 1901, died from a sudden heart attack on March 27, 1963 in Johnson County, and is buried in the Jaynes Cemetery in Big Mud Lick, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was survived by her husband, Chester Griffith, whom she married on February 7, 1920 in Paintsville; 1 son, Wayne Griffith; 1 daughter, Mrs. Beulah Williams (wife of Bert); 4 sisters, Mrs. Amos Blanton (of Jackson, Ohio), Mrs. Everett Blanton (of Staffordsville), Mrs. Grand Caudill (of Cable, Ohio), and Mrs. Paris Blevins (of Paintsville); and 2 brothers, Jessie Jaynes (of Turner Branch) and Frank Jaynes (of Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Plina Griffith died March 27, 1963 in Johnson County at the age of 61.

On page 37 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1930), Chester Griffith is listed as the head of the household for house #287, he's a crude oil pumper in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Plina (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 30), Wayne (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Beulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Giger Jayne (cousin, male, single, team driver in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23).

    The children of CHESTER GRIFFITH and PLINA JAYNE are:

    1. WAYNE GRIFFITH, b. November 3, 1920, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 5, 1969, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NAVA HARMON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wayne Griffith was born November 3, 1920 in Magoffin County to Palina Jayne.
      According to his obituary, Wayne Griffith (age 48), son of Chester Griffith and the late Plina Jayne Griffith, was employed as a construction worker at the time of his death. He was born November 3, 1920 in Magoffin County, died suddenly at home in Springfield, Ohio, on March 5, 1969, and was buried in Jayne Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Nava Harmon Griffith; 2 sons, Sam Griffith (of Dayton, Ohio) and Larry Griffith (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Vickie Crace (Paintsville) and Judy Griffith (Dayton, Ohio); 1 sister, Beulah Williams (Paintsville); and 4 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. BEULAH GRIFFITH, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. BERT WILLIAMS.







MATTIE M. GRIFFITH, daughter of ANNA CONLEY and ROBERT B. GRIFFITH, was born May 16, 1896 in Kentucky, and died November 15, 1968 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. She married FARMER BLAIR, son of JOHN W. BLAIR and MARY ANGELINA TRIMBLE. He was born February 25, 1892 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mattie M. Blair was born March 16, 1896, and died November 15, 1968. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in Wheelersburg, Scioto County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Mattie M. Blair was born about 1896, and died November 3, 1968 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, at the age of 72. She was widowed at the time of her death.

When Farmer Blair's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he state that he was a self-employed farmer, that he had a wife and a child, that he should be exempt from the draft because of a rupture, and that he was born February 25, 1892 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

When Farmer (no middle name) Blair's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27, 1942 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, he stated that he was self-employed, that his closest relative was Mattie Blair of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and that he was born February 25, 1892 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 2 inches tall, he weighed 130 pounds, and he had blue eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.

On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 137 (Wheelersburg - Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 13, 1920), Farmer Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #180, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Mattie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), John R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Gladis I. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 73-15 (Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 9, 1930), Farmer Blair is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Mattie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 34), John R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), and Kenneth (son, born in Ohio, age 10).

    The children of MATTIE GRIFFITH and FARMER BLAIR are:

    1. JOHN R. BLAIR, b. February 29, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John R. Blair was born February 29, 1916 in Johnson County to Mattie Griffith.
    2. GLADYS I. BLAIR, b. February 8, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys I. Blair was born February 8, 1918 in Johnson County to Mattie Griffith.
    3. KENNETH BLAIR, b. 1920, Ohio.







JULIA GRIFFITH, daughter of ANNA CONLEY and ROBERT B. GRIFFITH, was born in April of 1894 in Kentucky. She married LONDON LEMASTER, son of AMANDA ELLEN COLLINS and JAMES WAYMAN LEMASTER, about 1911. He was born January 25, 1891 in Oil Springs, Johnson County Kentucky.

Notes: When Lundy Lemaster'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 Oil Springs, Kentucky, that he had a wife and 4 children, and that he was born January 25, 1891 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had black eyes and black hair.

When Lundy [no middle name] LeMaster's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 26, 1942 in Waverly, Pike County, Ohio, he stated that he was working for Dodd and Archer Construction Company in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, that his closest relative was Mrs. Julia LeMaster of Piketon, Ohio, and that he was born January 25, 1891 in McGauffin County, Kentucky. He was found to be 71 inches tall, he weighed 175 pounds, and he had black eyes, gray hair, and a light brown complexion.

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 40 (Riceville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 26, 1920), Lundy Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), Gail (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Madge (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Lizzie A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 7 months), and Grant (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months).

On page 37 of the 1930 census for District 73-21 (Valley Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 23, 1930), Lundy Le Master is listed as the head of the household for house #220, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 34), Gail (son, carpenter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Emily M. [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Madge (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lisann (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Grant (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and James R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of JULIA GRIFFITH and LUNDY LEMASTER are:

    1. GAIL LEMASTER, b. January 19, 1912, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gail Lemaster was born January 19, 1912 in Magoffin County to Julie Griffith.
    2. MAY LEMASTER, b. June 21, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, May Lemaster was born June 21, 1913 in Magoffin County to Julia Griffith.
    3. MADGE LEMASTER, b. August 16, 1915, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Madge Lemaster was born August 16, 1915 in Magoffin County to Julia Griffith.
    4. LISANNA LEMASTER, b. May 3, 1917, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lisana Lemaster was born May 3, 1917 in Magoffin County to Julia Griffith.
    5. GRANT LEMASTER, b. January 5, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lisana Lemaster was born January 5, 1919 in Johnson County to Julie Griffith.
    6. IRENE LEMASTER, b. February 1, 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. February 6, 1921, Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Wheeler Cemetery, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lisana Lemaster was born February 1, 1921 in Magoffin County to Julia Griffith.
      According to her death certificate, Rena Lemaster died February 6, 1921 in Flat Fork from unknown causes. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as February 1, 1921, her parents as Lunda Lemaster (b. Kentucky) and Julia Griffith (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Frank Griffith of Wheelersburg, Kentucky.
    7. DOROTHY LEMASTER, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dortha Lemaster was born in Magoffin County to Julia Griffith.
    8. JAMES B. LEMASTER, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James B. Lemaster was born in Johnson County to Julia Griffeth.







KERMIT FRANKLIN BALDRIDGE, son of HENRY JACKSON BALDRIDGE and SARAH A. WEBB, was born May 22, 1917 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died April 11, 1986 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky. He married LORRAINE WILLIAMS, daughter of NUMA HITCHCOCK and DEWEY WILLIAMS. She was born March 15, 1922 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died April 20, 2002 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kermit Baldridge was born in Floyd County to Sarah Webb.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Loraine Williams was born in Johnson County to Mema Hitchcock.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Kermit Baldridge was born May 22, 1917, and died in April of 1986. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Kermit F. Baldridge died April 11, 1986 in Floyd County at the age of 68.

According to her obituary, Lorraine Williams Baldridge (age 80), daughter of the late Dewey and Numa Hitchcock Williams, was born March 15, 1922 in Johnson County, died April 20, 2002 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Franklin Baldridge, Sr.; and 1 son, Donald Dewey Baldridge. She was survived by 1 son, Kermit F. Baldridge Jr. (of Paintsville); 2 daughters, Patricia Carolene Allen (Prestonsburg) and Judith Ann Rowe (Prestonsburg); 1 brother, Paul Preston Williams (Ashland); 1 sister, Loretta Conley (Ashland); 1 half-brother, Charles Dewey Williams (Paintsville); 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-granddaughter. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lorraine Baldridge was born March 15, 1922, and died April 20, 2002. She received her Social Security card in 1971 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

On page 39 of the 1940 census for District 36-4 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated May 23, 1940), H. J. Baldridge is listed as the head of the household for house #357, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Sara (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 58), Kermit (son, married, wholesale grocery clerk, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 3 years of high school, age 23), Lorraine (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 18), and Dewey (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of KERMIT BALDRIDGE and LORRAINE WILLIAMS are:

    1. DONALD DEWEY BALDRIDGE, b. August 25, 1938, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 24, 1997, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donald D. Baldridge was born August 25, 1938 in Johnson County to Lorain Williams.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Donald D. Baldridge died July 24, 1997 in Floyd County at the age of 58.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Donald D. Baldridge was born August 25, 1938, and died July 24, 1997. He received his Social Security card in 1955 in Kentucky.
    2. PATRICIA CAROLINE BALDRIDGE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ALLEN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Patricia C. Baldridge was born in Johnson County to Loraine Williams.
    3. JUDITH ANN BALDRIDGE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ROWE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Judith A. Baldridge was born in Johnson County to Loraine Williams.
    4. KERMIT FRANKLIN BALDRIDGE JR., b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kermit F. Baldridge was born in Johnson County to Lorain Williams.

    (This information comes from Beverly Blackburn and other sources)







HENRY IRELAND AUXIER, son of ADDIE BALDRIDGE and JESSE BROWN AUXIER, was born August 14, 1938 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 15, 1969 in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, and was buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MILDRED MOLLETT.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Henry I. Auxier was born in Floyd County to Addie Baldrige.

According to his obituary, Henry Auxier (age 31), son of Jessie Auxier and the late Addie Baldridge Auxier and a steel worker by occupation, was born August 14, 1938 in Johnson County, died November 15, 1969 in Hammond, Indiana, and was buried in the family cemetery in Van Lear. He was survived by his father; his wife, Mildred Mollett Auxier; 1 son, Henry Ireland Auxier Jr.; and 1 brother, Harold Kermit Auxier.

    The child of HENRY AUXIER and MILDRED MOLLETT is:

    1. HENRY IRELAND AUXIER JR.







HEBER BALDRIDGE, son of HENRY JACKSON BALDRIDGE and SARAH A. WEBB, was born March 31, 1904 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died February 22, 1975 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky. He married GYPSIE MAY BINGHAM, daughter of SOLOMON L. BINGHAM and LIZZIE HOPSON, about 1925. She was born October 14, 1908 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died December 28, 1992 in Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Heber Baldridge was born March 31, 1904 in Floyd County to H. J. Baldridge (b. Floyd County) and Sarah Webb (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky birth records, Gypsy Bingham was born October 14, 1908 in Floyd County to Sol Bingham (b. Floyd County) and Lizzie Hopson (b. Floyd County).

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Heber Baldridge lived from March 31, 1904 to February 22, 1975, and was buried in Richmond Memorial Cemetery in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and that Gypsie Baldridge lived from October 14, 1907 to December 28, 1992, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Heber Baldridge died February 22, 1975 in Floyd County at the age of 70.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Gypsie M. Baldridge died December 28, 1992 in Auxier at the age of 85.

On page 42 of the 1910 census for District 49 (Prestonsburg) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated May 5, 1910), Solomon Bingham is listed as the head of the household for house #377, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 22), and Gypsy M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 12 (Cleare Creek) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), S. L. Bingham is listed as the head of the household for house #53, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Eliza (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Gypsey M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Panzy O. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Carluso (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 3 months), Darley H. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months), and John L. B. Bingham (boarder, single, time keeper, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34).

On page 30 of the 1930 census for District 36-28 (Magisterial District No. 8) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1930), Heber Baldridge is listed as the head of the household for house #269, he's a fireman for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Gipsie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 22), Heber D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months), and Frank R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 months). They are living next to Heber's parents.

On page 40 of the 1940 census for District 36-4 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated May 24, 1940), Heber Baldridge is listed as the head of the household for house #362, he's a laborer in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Gypsy (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 32), Heber D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Tom R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of HEBER BALDRIDGE and GYPSIE BINGHAM are:

    1. HEBER DOUGLAS BALDRIDGE, b. July 3, 1927, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. March 14, 1989, Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Haber D. Baldridge was born in Floyd County to Gypsie Bingham.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, H. D. Baldridge was born July 3, 1927, and died March 15, 1989. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in South Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Heber Douglas Baldridge was born July 3, 1927, and died March 14, 1989 in Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery, Hamilton County, at the age of 61. He was married at the time of his death.
    2. FRANK R. BALDRIDGE, b. 1929, Kentucky.
    3. THOMAS R. BALDRIDGE, b. 1932, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Thomas R. Baldridge was born in Floyd County to Gypsie Bingham.
    4. ETHEL BALDRIDGE.
    5. WALTER BALDRIDGE, b. 1936, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Walter I. Baldridge was born in Floyd County to Gypsy Bingham.
    6. SARAH KATHRYN "ANN" BALDRIDGE, b. February 5, 1941, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. December 21, 2006, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MOORE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah K. Baldridge was born February 5, 1941 in Floyd County to Gypsie Bingham.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Sarah K. Moore was born February 5, 1941, and died December 21, 2006. She received her Social Security card in 1957 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.
    7. EVERETT B. BALDRIDGE, b. Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Everett B. Baldridge was born in Floyd County to Gyfrice Bingham.

    (This information comes from Beverly Blackburn and other sources)







HERBERT BALDRIDGE, son of HENRY JACKSON BALDRIDGE and SARAH A. WEBB, was born about 1901 in Kentucky, and died September 2, 1969 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He married LEOTA MUSIC, daughter of MARTIN MUSIC and LAURA B. HAGER, about 1921. She was born about 1904 in Kentucky.

Notes: Leota Music was the sister of Elizabeth Music.

Martin Music was the brother of Abraham Lincoln Music.

According to his death certificate, Martin Music died October 24, 1935 in Paintsville from a fractured skull after being struck by a car on a public highway. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as July 24, 1870, his marital status as married, his wife as Laura Hager, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John Music (b. Kentucky) and Minerva Baldridge (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Laura Music of East Point, Kentucky, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Herbert Baldridge died September 2, 1969 in Floyd County at the age of 68.

On page 7 of the 1910 census for District 67 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Martin Music is listed as the head of the household for house #47, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 37), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), D. Mart (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), J. C. B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Leota (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 35 (East Point) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 12, 1920), Martin Music is listed as the head of the household for house #73, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Laura (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 47), D. Mart (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Leota (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Lizzie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 9 months).

On page 30 of the 1930 census for District 36-28 (Magisterial District No. 8) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1930), Herbert Baldridge is listed as the head of the household for house #271, he's a track walker for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Leota (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 26), Curtis (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Mildred L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 5 months). They are living next to Herbert's parents.

On page 39 of the 1940 census for District 36-4 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated May 23, 1940), Herbert Baldridge is listed as the head of the household for house #356, he's a laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Leota (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 36), Curtis (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13). They are still living next to Herbert parents.

    The children of HERBERT BALDRIDGE and LEOTA MUSIC are:

    1. HENRY CURTIS BALDRIDGE, b. 1923, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Henry C. Baldridge was born in Floyd County to Leota Music.
    2. MILDRED L. BALDRIDGE, b. 1926, Kentucky.







EUGENE BECKLARD "DOCK" CONLEY, son of HENRY JACKSON CONLEY and ELIZABETH CRACE, was born August 10, 1875 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died November 6, 1942 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He married (1) SARAH "SALLY" LOVE, daughter of ANDREW E. LOVE and MARY JANE "MOLLIE" KIMBERLIN, June 2, 1904 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born July 22, 1884 in Missouri, and died March 17, 1919 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. Dock Conley married (2) MYRTLE (unknown last name).

Notes: Sarah "Sally" Love was the half-sister of Zollie Edison Love.

Information on this family can be found on pages 134 & 247 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. On page 247 of that book, under Johnson County Conley marriages, it says: "Conley, Eugene, age 27, b. Magoffin Co. son of Jackson Conley b. Floyd Co. & Rebecca Conley b. Magoffin Co. m. Sallie Love, age 20 b. Monroe Co. MO, father Andy E. Love b. Smith Co. VA mother America Love b. Lawrence Co. KY m. 2 Jun 1904."

Mary Jane "Mollie" Kimberlin was the daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Jane DeRossett Kimberlin. Elizabeth DeRossett Kimberlin's 2nd husband was Edmond D. Conley III.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Eugene Conley (b. Magoffin County, father b. Floyd County, mother b. Magoffin County, age 27) married Sallie Love (b. Missouri, father b. Virginia, mother b. Lawrence County, age 20) on June 2, 1904 in Johnson County.

When Eugene Becklard Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Riceville, Johnson County, that his nearest relative was Sallie Conley of Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, and that he was born August 10, 1875. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

According to his death certificate, Dock Conley died November 11, 1942 in Wheelersburg from syphilis, with pneumonia being a contributing factor. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his age as 68, his marital status as widowed, his parents as Henry Jackson Conley (b. Magoffin County) and Elizabeth Crace (b. Magoffin County), the informant as A. C. Conley of Wheelersburg, the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice], and the burial place as Wheelersburg.

According to his obituary, Dock Conley (age 75) was born August 10, 1875, died November 6, 1942 at his home in Wheelersburg 14 months after having a stroke, and was buried in the family cemetery in Wheelersburg. He had lived in Wheelersburg for only a year, having moved there from Barnetts Creek in Johnson County. He was survived by the following siblings: Mrs. Mahala Wheeler (of Wheelersburg), Mrs. Priscilla Crace (Alabama), Blackburn Conley (Falcon, Kentucky), Minnie Conley (Monitor, Washington), and Ira Conley (Monitor, Washington). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dock Conley died November 6, 1942 in Magoffin County at the age of 69. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Sally Love Conley died March 17, 1919 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from chronic gastritis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Arkansas, her birth date as July 22, 1884, her marital status as married, her parents as Andy E. Love (b. Virginia) and Mollie Kimberlin (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Dock Conley of Barnetts Creek, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sally Conley died March 17, 1919 in Johnson County at the age of 34.

On page 3 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 3, 1880), Andrew Love is listed as the head of the household for house #22, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, and he's 32 years old. Also listed is Mary J. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 24). They are living next to Mary's parents.

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), Dock Conley is found living with the Ben Cantrell family. Ben Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #2, he's a farmer, born in February of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are America (wife, born in July of 1870 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, married for 8 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 29), Vesty (daughter, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Irl (son, born in March of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), and Dock Conley (servant, single, farm laborer, born in May of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25).

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Sallie [Sarah] Love is found living in the home of her father and step-mother. Andy Love is listed as the head of the household for house #370, he's a farmer, born in April of 1848 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 7 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are America (wife, born in April of 1878 in Kentucky, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she hasn't had any children, age 22), Sarah (daughter, born in July of 1882 in Missouri, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 17), and Daisy (daughter, born in September of 1884 in Missouri, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 15). They are living next to Eugene Conley's sister Priscilla's brother-in-law, Joel Crace, and his family.

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 1910 [no day is listed]), Dock Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #119, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Sallie (wife, born in Missouri, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, married for 6 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 26), and Eugene (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 12, & 13, 1920), Eugene B. Conley is found living with his sister Priscilla and her family. Jason Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farm operator, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Pricilla (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Lonza (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 24), Eugene B. Conley (brother-in-law, widowed, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), and Mollie Conley (niece, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Arkansas, age 5).

On page 18 of the 1930 census for District 10-1 (Catlettsburg) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Eugene B. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #205, he's a laborer on the state highway, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 29, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 44), and John B. [hard to read] (son, born in West Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 14 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Priscila C. Crace is listed as the head of the household for house #119, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has a 5th grade education, and she's 72 years old. Also listed are Mollie Mays (daughter, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 56), and Dock Conley (brother, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, in 1935, 7th grade education, age 64).

    The children of DOCK CONLEY and SALLY LOVE are:

    1. EUGENE B. CONLEY, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    2. MOLLIE M. CONLEY, b. July 18, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mollie M. Conley was born July 18, 1914 in Johnson County to Sallie Gave.

    (This information comes from Enid Conley May and other sources)







IRENE CONLEY, daughter of ANDREW FLEM "FLEM" CONLEY and EMMA FRANCIS COLDIRON, was born August 7, 1905 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 4, 1989 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in J. B. Wells Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married ROY COLVIN, son of MAHALA A. COLVIN and (unknown), about 1923. He was born February 23, 1898 in Kentucky, died January 5, 1972 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in J. B. Wells Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Roy Colvin's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner working for the North East Coal Co. in Thealka, Johnson County, that is closest relative was Hally Plummer of Thealka, and that he was born February 23, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Irene Colvin lived from August 7, 1905 to July 4, 1989, and was buried in J. B. Wells Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Roy Colvin lived from February 23, 1898 to January 5, 1972, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Irene Conley Colvin (age 83), daughter of Flem and Emma Francis Coldiron Conley, was born August 7, 1905 in Morgan County, died in 1989 with services being held on July 7, and was buried in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Colvin, in 1972. She was survived by 2 sons, James Colvin (of Paintsville) and Danny Colvin (Paintsville); 3 daughters, Sue Spradlin (Prestonsburg), Betty McFaddin (Paintsville), and Bonnie David (Ashland); 14 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, Irene Colvin was born August 7, 1905, and died in July of 1989. Her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Irene Colvin died July 4, 1989 in Johnson County at the age of 83.

According to his obituary, Roy Colvin (age 73), died January 5, 1972 at home in Van Lear, and was buried in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Irene Conley Colvin; 2 sons, Danny Colvin (of Paintsville) and Jimmy Colvin (Paintsville); 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruby Tucker (Paintsville), Mrs. Sue Spradlin (Prestonsburg), Mrs. Betty McFaddin (Paintsville), and Mrs. Bonnie Davis (Ashland); 1 half-brother, Solen Conley (Florida); and 1 half-sister, Nannie VanHoose (Alger, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Roy Colvin was born February 23, 1898, and died in January of 1972. His last place of residence was in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Roy Colvin is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 32 years old [hard to read]. Also listed are Irene (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 24), Ruby D. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Betty R. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Bonnie J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 29 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1940), Roy Colvin is listed as the head of the household for house #228, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Irene (wife, born in Ohio, 8th grade education, age 35), Julia [Ruby?] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Betty Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Bonnie Jean (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Helen Sue (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Danny F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and James F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of IRENE CONLEY and ROY COLVIN are:

    1. RUBY D. COLVIN, b. May 15, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 28, 1976, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HOLLIE TUCKER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruby D. Calvin was born May 15, 1923 in Johnson County to Irene Conley.
      According to her obituary, Ruby Colvin Tucker (age 53), daughter of Roy and Irene Conley Colvin, was a resident of Paintsville, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born May 15, 1923 in Johnson County, died August 28, 1976 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia after an extended illness, and was buried in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by her mother; her husband, Hollie Tucker; 2 sons, Phillip Tucker (of Prestonsburg) and Timothy Tucker (Prestonsburg); 2 daughters, Connie Sue Spears (West Van Lear) and Joyce Ann Barker (Van Lear); 2 brothers, Danny Colvin (Paintsville) and James Colvin (Paintsville); 3 sisters, Betty McFaddin (Paintsville), Bonnie Davis (Worthington), and Helen Sue Spradlin (Prestonsburg); and 9 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. BETTY RUTH COLVIN, b. 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MCFADDIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty R. Colvin was born in Johnson County to Irene Conley.
    3. BONNIE JEAN COLVIN, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) DAVIS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bonnie J. Calvin was born in Johnson County to Irene Conley.
    4. HELEN SUE COLVIN, b. 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SPRADLIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Helen S. Colvin was born in Johnson County to Irene Couley.
    5. DANIEL F. COLVIN, b. 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Daniel F. Colvin was born in Johnson County to Irene Conley.
    6. JAMES FRANKLIN COLVIN, b. April 10, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 19, 2013, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALLENE BLAIR, daughter of LONNIE BLAIR and NEVA LEE PACK.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James F. Colvin was born April 10, 1937 in Johnson County to Irene Couley.
      According to his obituary, James Franklin Colvin (age 76), son of the late Roy and Irene Conley Colvin, was retired from Kentucky/West Virginia Gas Company. He was born April 10, 1937 in Johnson County, died October 19, 2013 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Allene Blair Colvin; and 1 sister, Ruby Tucker. He was survived by 2 sons, Mike Colvin (of Paintsville) and Mark Colvin (Paintsville); 1 brother, Danny Colvin (Paintsville); 3 sisters, Betty McFaddin (Flemingsburg), Bonnie Davis (Raceland), and Sue Spradlin (Lexington); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







LILLIE JANE CANTRELL, daughter of SARAH ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" CONLEY and CHARLES WILSON "WILSON" CANTRELL, was born June 7, 1901 in Kentucky, and died August 15, 1988 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. She married TONY L. SALYER, son of LEVI SALYER and ANNA CANDICE KIMBLETON, about 1920. He was born March 29, 1895 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died July 22, 1959 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Tona Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for his father in Win, Kentucky, that he was single, and that he was born March 29, 1896 in Flat Gap, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had gray eyes and dark brown hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lillie Salyers was born June 7, 1901, and died August 15, 1988. She received her Social Security card in 1959-1960 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Marion, Marion County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Lillie J. Salyers was born about 1900 in Kentucky, and died August 8, 1988 at home in Marion, Marion County, at the age of 88. She was widowed at the time of her death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Tony Salyer was born March 29, 1895, and died in July of 1959.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tony Salyer died July 22, 1959 in Magoffin County at the age of 64. He was living in Magoffin County at the time of his death.

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 22, 1920), Levi Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Anna K. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 41), Granel (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Murlie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Carie [Cora] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Fonzie (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Lella [Lillie] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 7 months), Tona L. (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Lillie J. (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 35 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1930), Tona Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #268, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Lillie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 28), James W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Wanna M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Cline (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Bryan H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Lillie's sister, Stella.

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Toni S. Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Lillie (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 37), James W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Wonnie W. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Cline (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Hammie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Earl (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), O'Nell (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and McKinley (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of LILLIE CANTRELL and TONY SALYER are:

    1. JAMES W. SALYER, b. 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James W. Salyers was born in Johnson County to Lillie Contrell.
    2. WANNA M. SALYER, b. 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wonie M. Salyers was born in Johnson County to Lillie Contrell.
    3. CLINE W. SALYERS, b. March 20, 1926, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 21, 1950, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cline W. Salyer was born in Magoffin County to Lillie Cantrell.
      According to his death certificate, Cline (NMN) Salyers [no middle name] died December 21, 1950 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Causes not definately known. No foul play involved - Probably acute heart failure." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed Magoffin County, his birth date as March 20, 1926, his marital status as married, his occupation as roustabout in the oil and gas fields, his parents as Tona Salyers and Lillie Jane Cantrell, the informant as Tona Salyers, and the burial place as Slone Cemetery in Flat Fork.
    4. BRYAN HAMMIE SALYER, b. 1929, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hammil C. Salyer was born in Magoffin County to Lillie Cantrll.
    5. EARL SALYER, b. 1932, Kentucky.
    6. O'NELL SALYER, b. 1935, Kentucky.
    7. MCKINLEY SALYER, b. 1939, Kentucky.
    8. BARBARA FAYE SALYERS, b. June 7, 1944, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. April 25, 2000, Ottawa County, Ohio, buried in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Barbara Faye Salyers (age 55), daughter of the late Tony and Lillie Cantrell Salyers, was a resident of Marion, Ohio, at the time of her death. She was born June 7, 1944 in Magoffin County, died April 25, 2000 in Williston, Ohio, and was buried in Salyers Family Cemetery in Wheelersburg.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Barbara Faye Salyers was born June 7, 1944 in Kentucky, and died April 25, 2000 in a long-term care facility in Ottawa County at the age of 55. Her father's surname is listed as Salyers, her mother's maiden name as Cantrell, and she was never married.







CLAY CONLEY, son of JOHN DIXON CONLEY and MARY ALIFAIR SPARKS, was born April 24, 1887 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and died July 30, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. He married EMMA FRANCIS GULLETT, daughter of RACHEL TACKETT and WILLIAM GULLETT, August 21, 1906 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born June 16, 1876 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died January 15, 1943 in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 37 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Clay Conley married Emma Gullett August 21, 1906 in Magoffin County at the home of Rachel Gullett. The witnesses were J. D. Conley and Mack Blair, and the minister was Charles Wheeler.

When Clay Conley'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 Falcon, Kentucky, that he had a wife and 3 children, and that he was born April 24, 1887 in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark-colored hair.

When Clay Conley's World War II draft registration card was filled out on April 27. 1942 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, he stated that he was working in Manchester, Washtenaw County, and living in Bridgewater, Washtenaw County, that his closest relative was Ervin J. Conley of Falcon, Kentucky, and that he was born April 24, 1887 in Salyersville, Kentucky. He was found to be 5 feet 7 inches tall, he weighed 145 pounds, and he had gray eyes, gray hair, and a ruddy complexion.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Clay Conley died July 30, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio.

According to her death certificate, Emma Francis Gullett Conley died January 15, 1943 in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from heart dropsy. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as June 16, 1876, her marital status as married, her husband as Clay Conley, her parents as William Gullett (b. Kentucky) and Rachel Tackett (b. Kentucky), the informant as Irvin J. Conley of Falcon, the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice], and the burial place as Falcon.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Emma F. Conley died January 15, 1943 in Magoffin County at the age of 66. She was living in Magoffin County at the time of her death.

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Clay Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #169, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 29), Mittie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11 months), Rachel Gullett (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 6 are still living, age 71), and Jane Conley (boarder, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 10 children and 7 are still living, age 69).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 7, 8, & 9, 1920), Clay Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #37, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 43), Ervin (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Marce (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months).

On page 36 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 26, 1930), Clay Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #277, he's a worker in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 28, age 51), Ervin J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Morris (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of CLAY CONLEY and EMMA GULLETT are:

    1. MITTIE CONLEY, b. May 6, 1909, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. November 23, 1914, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Mittie Conley died November 23, 1914 in State Road Fork from burns to her left side. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as May 6, 1909, her parents as Clay Conley (b. Magoffin County) and Emma Gullett (b. Magoffin County), and the informant as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].
    2. IRVIN J. CONLEY, b. October 20, 1913, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Irvin J. Conley was born October 20, 1913 in Magoffin County to Emma Gullett.
    3. MORRIS CONLEY, b. March 27, 1917, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Morris Conley was born March 27, 1917 in Magoffin County to Emma Gullett.







JOHN ELLIOTT CONLEY, son of HIRAM E. CONLEY and CLARINDA RICE, was born November 30, 1856 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 6, 1945 in Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in H. E. Conley Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married SUSAN JAMES on January 17, 1877 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born January 26, 1854 in Lee County, Virginia, and died February 14, 1922.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 292 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. In that book it says that Susan James, daughter of William James, was born January 26, 1854 in Lee County, Virginia, died February 14, 1922, and was a 2nd cousin to Jesse James, the outlaw. There are 2 Susanah James found in Lee County in 1860, one is the daughter of Alexander and Thursey James (page 155 of the 1860 census for Western District in Lee County, Virginia) and she's 10 years old. The other is Susanah James, daughter of Sherod and Elizabeth James (page 152 of the 1860 census for Western District in Lee County, Virginia), and she's 6 years old. In this family was a daughter, Martha E., who was born about 1857 in Virginia. There was a Martha Ellen James who was born in March of 1857 in Virginia and she was the 2nd wife of Thomas Salyer.

Information on this family can also be found on pages 460 & 486 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 Elliott Conley married Susan James of Virginia. Their children were Claude (married Mima Burk), Laura (married Pete Dixon), Smith (married Grace Preston), Hattie (married W. I. McCloud), Evert, Jennie, May (married Buck Sherman), Alfred (married Fanny Dixon), and Grace (married a Blair - separated and had no children). It also says "J. E. Conley is a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church. He lives at Thealka, Kentucky."

The H. E. Conley Cemetery is also known as C. C. Meade Cemetery.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John E. Conley (farmer, b. Johnson County, parents b. Floyd County, 1st marriage, age 21) married Susan James (b. Johnson County, father b. Virginia, mother b. Johnson County, 1st marriage, age 22) on January 17, 1877 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, John Elliott Conley died January 6, 1945 in Auxier from cancer of the face. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as November 30, 1856, his marital status as widowed, his wife as Susan James, his occupation as Minister of Freewill Church, his parents as Hiram E. Conley (b. Kentucky) and Clarinda Rice (b. Kentucky), the informant as Smith Conley of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Collista, Kentucky.

A photo of his headstone shows that John E. Conley lived from 1856 to 1945, and that he was a Freewill Baptist minister.

On page 152 of the 1860 census for Western District in Lee County, Virginia (dated August 4, 1860), Sherod James is listed as the head of the household for house #1020, he's a farmer, born in Smith County, Virginia, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Lee County, age 45), Nancy A. (born in Smith County, age 17), William (born in Smith County, age 14), Ahart (born in Smith County, age 11), Lavina (born in Smith County, age 9), Susanah (born in Smith County, age 6), and Martha E. (born in Smith County, age 3).

On page 55 of the 1870 census for Jonesville in Lee County, Virginia (dated July 20, 1870), Steward James is listed as the head of the household for house #388, he's a miller, born in Smith County, Virginia, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Elizabeth (born in Lee County, age 54), Ahart (works on farm, born in Lee County, age 21), Levina (born in Lee County, age 18), Susan (born in Lee County, age 16), Martha E. (born in Lee County, age 13), and William James (works on farm, born in Smith County, age 40).

On page 23 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), John E. Conley is the head of the household for house #310, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Laura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Hattie (daughter, born in November of 1879 in Virginia, age 6 months). They are living next to John's parents.

On page 19 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), Elliot Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #174, he's a farmer, born in November of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in January of 1856 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 23 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 9 are still living, age 44), Jennie (daughter, born in November of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Claude (son, born in November of 1882 in Kentucky, age 18), Smith (son, born in March of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Alfred (son, born in April of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), May (daughter, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), and Everett (son, born in September of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 13 (Catlettsburg - Magisterial District No. 1) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated May 4, 1910), John E. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #338, he's a laborer in a stove mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 33 years, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 10 children and 7 are still living, age 54), Smith (son, single, laborer in a saw mill, born in Kentucky, age 22), Alfred (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Everett (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Claude (son, married, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, age 25).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 22, 1920), John E. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #51, he's a clergyman in a church, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 63 years old. Also listed is Sussie (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 67).

On page 20 of the 1940 census for District 36-3 in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 13, 1940), Buck Sherman is listed as the head of the household for house #162, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are May (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 49), Clarence (son, not working, separated, born in Kentucky, 2nd grade education, age 23), Charlotte (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 22), Christa B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and John Conley (father-in-law, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 8th grade education, age 83).

    The children of JOHN CONLEY and SUSAN JAMES are:

    1. LAURA CONLEY, b. February 23, 1878, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 16, 1970, Pike County, Ohio, buried in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio, m. (1) PETER C. DIXON, m. (2) JOHN CURTIS LUNDY.
    2. HATTIE CONLEY, b. November 23, 1879, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 20, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM IRELAND MCCLOUD.
    3. CLAUDE CONLEY, b. November 20, 1881, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 29, 1972, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) JEMIMA A. "MIMA" BURKE, m. (2) EDNA DILLS.
    4. GRACE CONLEY, b. March 4, 1883, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 30, 1905, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JILSON PATRICK "PATRICK" BLAIR.
    5. JENNIE CONLEY, b. March 19, 1885, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 1903, m. WILLIAM MCFADDIN.
    6. SMITH CONLEY, b. September 6, 1887, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 26, 1957, Blackberry, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GRACE PRESTON.
    7. ALFRED CONLEY, b. April 3, 1889, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 21, 1967, Pike County, Kentucky, m. FANNIE DIXON.
    8. MAY CONLEY, b. March 16, 1891, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 30, 1977, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HENRY "BUCK" SHERMAN.
    9. EVERETT CONLEY, b. December 27, 1892, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 7, 1922, Estill, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TRESSIE FOSTER.
    10. JUNE CONLEY, b. September 16, 1896, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 23, 1897.







SARAH ANN SPRADLIN, daughter of JOSIAH SPRADLIN and JANE M. MAY, was born September 24, 1846 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died after 1920 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married GEORGE N. BLAIR, son of RACHEL CANTRELL and LEVI BLAIR. He was born in January of 1836 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

    The children of SARAH SPRADLIN and GEORGE BLAIR are:

    1. MIRANDA EMALINE BLAIR, b. August 1864, Kentucky, d. July 5, 1930, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio, m. JESSE W. CAUDILL.
    2. SAMUEL P. BLAIR, b. 1870, Kentucky.
    3. ROSA LEE BLAIR, b. June 29, 1875, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JAMES RATLIFF son of WILLIAM RATLIFF and REBECCA GREEN, September 3, 1896, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was b. August 1873.

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







ELIAS BLANTON, son of JAMES HENRY BLANTON and MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS, was born November 12, 1843 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 24, 1918 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blanton Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MINERVA MCCARTY, daughter of JOHN P. MCCARTY and MARTHA CLARISSA SALYER, about 1864 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born February 8, 1845 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 23, 1922 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Blanton Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 162 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:

No. 82. N. ELIAS (BUD) BLANTON - B. 11----1843 M. to Minerva McCarty.
Children -
 
No. 185. N. Mantford Blanton - married first Mirinda Smith, second a Holbrook.
 
No. 186. N. Jim Blanton - married first Mary Lemasters, second Orgie Evans.
 
No. 187. N. John Blanton - married Alice Barker.
 
No. 188. N. Henry Blanton - married Rebecca (Williams) Fairchild.
 
No. 189. N. Elzie Blanton - married Mary Smith.
 
No. 190. N. George Blanton - married Ira Ferguson.
 
No. 191. N. Hansford (Doke) Blanton - married Lucina Fairchild.
 
No. 192. N. "Dock" Blanton - died young.
 
No. 192 1/2 N. Mary Blanton - married Sam Tackett.
 
No. 193. N. Martha Blanton - married John Bradley.
 
No. 194. N. Edward Blanton - married Hattie Howard.
      Mary and Martha Blanton are twins. "Bud" Blanton was a hard worker, driving ox-teams for many years in helping to get out the saw-logs on Big Paint Creek. Mrs. Blanton was a daughter of John McCarty of McCarty Branch in Johnson County. This family now resides at Elna, Kentucky.

Elias Blanton was the brother of George Washington Blanton, Sarah Ann Blanton, James Mack Blanton, Sylvester Harmon Blanton, and Mary Blanton.

According to his death certificate, Elias Blanton died October 24, 1918 in Low Gap from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, his birth date is listed as November 12, 1843, his marital status as married, his parents as James Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Mary Davis (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Henry Blanton.

According to her death certificate, Manerva McCarty Blanton died December 23, 1922 in Low Gap from cancer. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as F 8, 1845, her marital status as widow, her parents as John McCarty (b. Virginia) and [blank first name] Saylor (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Hansford Blanton of Kenwood, Kentucky.

On page 22 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 16, 1860), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #147, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Kentucky, age 25), Elias (born in Kentucky, age 6), George W. (born in Kentucky, age 4), Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Anna (born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living in between James' parents, George and Martha Shepherd Blanton, and Mary's parents, Elias and Elizabeth Curtis Davis.

On page 133 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 21, 1860), James Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #846, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Kentucky, age 40), Elias (born in Kentucky, age 16), G. W. (born in Kentucky, age 14), Martha J. (born in Kentucky, age 13), Sarah A. (born in Kentucky, age 11), James B. (born in Kentucky, age 9), John E. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Sylva H. [Sylvester] (born in Kentucky, age 6), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 4), Sanford L. (born in Kentucky, age 2), Lyddia (born in Kentucky, age 5 months), and Martha Blanton (born in Virginia, age 85). They are living next to Mary's parents, Elias and Patsy Davis. Elias' future wife is living with her parents in house #840.

On page 20 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1870), Elias Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Manerva (born in Kentucky, age 24), Manford Lee (born in Kentucky, age 5), James (born in Kentucky, age 3), and John R. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Paint) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1880), Elias Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #36, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Minerva (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 35), Mansford (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), James A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), John R. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Wm. Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Geo. W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Elza (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Doctor (son, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On pages 38 & 39 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), Elias Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #279, he's a farmer, born in November of 1844 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 36 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Minerva (wife, born in February of 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 36 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 54), Martha J. (daughter, born in November of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Mary E. (daughter, born in November of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), and Edie (son, born in September of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 9 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Elias Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 46 years, and he's 66 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 7 are still living, age 64), Ed (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, age 24), Hattie (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 26), Estie Blanton (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), John Ed Blanton (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months), George Blanton (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13), and Dewey Tackett (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

On pages 12 & 13 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 16, 17 & 19, 1920), Minerva is found living in the home of her son. Ed Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Hattie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34), Estie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), James (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Dellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 5 months), and Manerva (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 74). They are living next to Ed's brother, John.

    The children of ELIAS BLANTON and MINERVA MCCARTY are:

    1. MANFORD LEE BLANTON, b. 1865, Kentucky, m. (1) MIRINDA SMITH, m. (2) (unknown first name) HOLBROOK.
    2. JAMES A. BLANTON, b. October 7, 1866, Kentucky, d. April 7, 1924, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MARY LEMASTER, m. (2) ORPHA LEE EVANS.
    3. JOHN R. BLANTON, b. 1869, Kentucky, m. ALICE BARKER.
    4. WILLIAM HENRY BLANTON, b. May 1872, Kentucky, d. March 10, 1944, Win, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. REBECCA FAIRCHILD.
    5. GEORGE WASHINGTON BLANTON, b. 1874, Kentucky, m. IRA FERGUSON.
    6. ELZIE BLANTON, b. 1876, Kentucky, m. MARY SMITH.
    7. HANSFORD DOCTOR "DOKE" BLANTON, b. August 1879, Kentucky, d. March 17, 1954, Kenwood, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LOUSINA FAIRCHILD.
    8. MARTHA J. BLANTON, b. November 1884, Kentucky, m. JOHN BRADLEY.
    9. MARY E. BLANTON, b. November 1884, Kentucky, m. SAM TACKETT.
      Notes: Martha and Mary Blanton are twins.
    10. ED BLANTON, b. September 14, 1885, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. January 8, 1878, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Win, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) HATTIE HOWARD, m. (2) PRICY ELLEN "ELLEN" FAIRCHILD.







EMMA JANE CONLEY, daughter of JOHN SMITH CONLEY and AMERICA BELLE HILDERBRAND, was born May 9, 1888 in Carter County, Kentucky, died in February of 1973 in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana, and is buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana. She married ROSS EDWIN DAVENPORT about 1907. He was born July 17, 1875 in Ohio, died in 1933, and is buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana.

Notes: The fact that Emma Conley married Ross Davenport is based entirely on circumstancial evidence using the census reports. According to the book "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 527), Emma J. Conley was born May 9, 1988 in Carter County, and married a man by the name of Davenport, who's first name wasn't known when the book was published in 1984. The last time we see Emma living with her parents in the census reports is in 1900. A search of the census reports in 1910, 1920 and 1930 for an Emma Davenport who was born about 1888 in Kentucky brings up only one that is a close match and that is the Emma who is married to a Ross Davenport from Ohio. This Emma is born in Kentucky as are her parents and will be listed here as the daughter of John Smith Conley and America Belle Hilderbrand until proven otherwise.

When Ross Edwin Davenport's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Hagerstown, Wayne County, that his closest relative was Emma Jane Davenport of Hagerstown, and that he was born July 17, 1875. He was found to be short and stout, and he had gray eyes and brown hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones shows that Emma J. Davenport lived from 1888 to 1973, and was buried in Section 8 in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana, and that Ross E. Davenport lived from 1875 to 1933 and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Emma Davenport was born May 9, 1888, and died in February of 1973. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Indiana, and her last place of residence was in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana.

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Fall Creek) in Madison County, Indiana (dated April 20, 1910), Ross Davenport is listed as the head of the household for house #109, he's a farmer, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 20), and Guy (son, born in Indiana, age 1).

On page 15 of the 1920 census for District 152 (Jefferson) in Wayne County, Indiana (dated January 21 & 22, 1920), Ross E. Davenport is listed as the head of the household for house #204, he's a farmer, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Emma J. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 31), Guy E. (son, born in Indiana, age 10), Gertrude G. (daughter, born in Indiana, age 7 years 6 months), and Virgil E. (son, born in Indiana, age 8 months).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 88-18 (Hagerstown) in Wayne County, Indiana (dated April 10, 1930), Ross Davenport is listed as the head of the household for house #176, he's a manager of a produce company, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, first married at age 30, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 41), Guy E. (son, produce buyer for a produce company, born in Indiana, age 21), Gertrude (daughter, born in Indiana, age 17), and Virgil E. (son, born in Indiana, age 10).

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 88-19 (Hagerstown) in Wayne County, Indiana (dated April 16, 1940), Harry Stoltz is listed as the head of the household for house #296, he's single, not working, born in Indiana, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has 3 years of high school, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Emma Davenport (lodger, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 50), and Virgil Davenport (son of Emma, separated, not working, born in Indiana, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 4 years of high school, age 20).

    The children of EMMA CONLEY and ROSS DAVENPORT are:

    1. GUY E. DAVENPORT, b. 1909, Indiana, d. 1973, buried in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana, m. FRANCES I. (unknown last name). She was b. 1908, d. 2005, buried in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana.
      Notes: Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Guy E. Davenport lived from 1909 to 1973, and was buried in Section 8 in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana, and that Frances I. Davenport lived from 1908 to 2005, and was buried in the same cemetery.
    2. GERTRUDE G. DAVENPORT, b. 1913, Indiana.
    3. VIRGIL E. DAVENPORT, b. 1919, Indiana.







MATHEW HAMPTON, son of JOSEPH HAMPTON and SUSANNAH CAUDILL, was born in February of 1845 in Letcher County, Kentucky. He married MARY "POLLY" GULLETT, daughter of CHRISTOPHER GULLETT and PATSY BAILEY, February 13, 1868 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was born in December of 1844 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died June 8, 1912 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Tackett Cemetery in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: Mary "Polly" Gullett was the sister of Nancy Gullett, Artessa Gullett, and Evaline Gullett.

Mathew Hampton reportedly died February 22, 1920 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

The cause of death on Polly Gullett's death certificate is hard to read, but looks like it says Tostritis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her marital status as married, and her parents as Christy Gullett (b. Magoffin County) and Patsy Bailey.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Matthew Hampton married Polly Gullett on February 13, 1868 in Magoffin County at the home of James Gullett. The witnesses were James Gullett and Minerva Gullett, and the minister was Wallis Bailey.

On page 19 of the 1850 census for District 2 in Letcher County, Kentucky (dated September 5, 1850), Joseph Hampton is listed as the head of the household for house #135, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Susanah (born in Kentucky, age 30), Abel (born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 10), Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 8), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 7), Matthew (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Solomon (born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 97 of the 1850 census for My District in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated August 28, 1850), Christopher Gullett is listed as the head of the household for house #604, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 70 years old. Also listed are Patsey (born in Virginia, age 30), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 20), James (born in Kentucky, age 18), Eveline (born in Kentucky, age 16), Artisa (born in Kentucky, age 14), William (born in Kentucky, age 13), Daniel (born in Kentucky, age 10), Wiley (born in Kentucky, age 8), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 7), Harry (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Patsey Bailey (born in Virginia, age 100).

On page 19 of the 1860 census for Letcher County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1860), Joseph Hampton is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Susanah (born in Kentucky, age 39), Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 18), Mathew (born in Kentucky, age 15), Solomon (born in Kentucky, age 12), Nelson (born in Kentucky, age 9), Silvester [Sylvester] (born in Kentucky, age 6), Thomas (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Samuel (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 85 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 8, 1860), Christopher Gullett is listed as the head of the household for house #584, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 84 years old. Also listed are Patsey (born in Kentucky, age 40), William (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Daniel (born in Kentucky, age 19), Wiley (born in Kentucky, age 15), and Polly (born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 7 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 13, 1870), Mathew Hamtan is listed as the head of the household for house #46, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Kentucky, age 23), and Martha (born in February of 1870 in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), Mathew Hampton is listed as the head of the household for house #5, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Pollyann (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, age 36), Martha E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), George M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Nancy J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Fanna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Joseph (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Lula (daughter, born in April of 1880 in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 17 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 9, 1900), Mathew Hampton is listed as the head of the household for house #144, he's a farmer, born in February of 1845 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 32 years, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Polly (wife, born in December of 1844 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 32 years, she's given birth to 13 children and 12 are still living, age 55), Fannie (daughter, single, not working, born in June of 1876 in Kentucky, age 23), Joseph (son, single, farm laborer, born in December of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), John (son, single, farm laborer, born in April of 1879 in Kentucky, age 21), Louisa (daughter, born in December of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Laura (daughter, born in May of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18 [mistake]), Cora (daughter, born in October of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), Florence (daughter, born in April of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), and Darius (son, born in January of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1910), Mathew Hampton is listed as the head of the household for house #25, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 42 years, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Pollie (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia, married for 42 years, she's given birth to 13 children and 12 are still living, age 65), Fannie (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 34), Louisa (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 29), Florence (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Darius (son, single, teacher, born in Kentucky, age 22), Jane Farrow (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 38), Etha Farrow (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Bennie Farrow (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Bruce Farrow (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 11), and Lucy Farrow (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10). They are living next to son Joseph.

On pages 14 & 15 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 19, 20 & 21, 1920), Mathew Hampton is found living in the home of his son. Darius Hampton is listed as the head of the household for house #125, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Gladys (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4 years 11 months), Dorsey (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3 years 1 month), and Mathew Hampton (father, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 74). They are living next to Darius' brother, John.

    The children of MATHEW HAMPTON and POLLY GULLETT are:

    1. MARTHA E. HAMPTON, b. February 1870, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. LEVI FRANKLIN TACKETT.
      Notes: Martha and Levi's daughter, Julia, married Proctor Conley, and their daughter Rosa, married Sonny Bryon Conley.
    2. GEORGE M. HAMPTON, b. September 7, 1871, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 18, 1950, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. RACHEL PENIX.
    3. NANCY JANE HAMPTON, b. October 1872, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 16, 1918, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) JOHN A. FARROW, m. (2) J. WINSTON CONLEY.
    4. MARY HAMPTON, b. 1874, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    5. FANNIE HAMPTON, b. May 23, 1875, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 5, 1951, Gypsy, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Tackett Cemetery, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. PATRICK RISNER.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Fannie Hampton Risner's cause of death was "Thought to have had Pneumonia" and senility. Also on this certificate, her birth date is listed as May 23, 1875, her parents as Mathew Hampton and Polly Gullett, and the informant as D. M. Hampton.
    6. JOSEPH HAMPTON, b. December 24, 1876, Kentucky, d. April 30, 1946, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ROSA SMITH, daughter of ELIJAH SMITH and (unknown). She was born in 1884 in Kentucky, died September 5, 1932 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Joseph and Rosa's son, Don, married Gladys Blanton.
      According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Joe Hampton married Rosa Smith on August 17, 1907 in Magoffin County at the home of Charles Gullett. The witnesses were Charles Gullett and Sherman Gullett, and the minister was S. M. Whitt.
      According to his death certificate, Joe Hampton died April 30, 1946 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from nephritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 24, 1876, his marital status as widowed, his parents as Matthew Hampton (b. Kentucky) and Polly Gullett (b. Kentucky), and the informant as D. Hampton of Salyersville.
      According to her death certificate, Rosa Smith Hampton died September 5, 1932 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from nerve trouble. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her age as 41, her marital status as married, her father as Elijah Smith, her mother's name is blank, and the burial place as Tackett Cemetery.
    7. JOHN HAMPTON, b. 1878, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. DICEY M. SALYER.
    8. LOUISA HAMPTON, b. April 1880, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    9. LAURA HAMPTON, b. May 1881, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. POWELL ROSCOE SALYER.
    10. CORA HAMPTON, b. October 1882, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    11. FLORENCE HAMPTON, b. April 1885, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    12. DARIUS MCCLELLAN HAMPTON, b. January 10, 1887, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. DAISY ADAMS, daughter of HARDIN ADAMS and MARY JANE HALL. She was born April 12, 1889 in Kentucky, died January 25, 1919 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in William Tackett Cemetery, Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Daisy Adams was the sister of Sarah Adams.
      Darius and Daisy's daughter, Ruth, married Eunice Penix.
      According to her death certificate, Daisy Adams Hampton died from pneumonis and influenza. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her marital status as married, and her parents as Hard Adams (b. Letcher County) and Jane Adams (b. Letcher County).







JAMES EDWARD SALYERS, son of HAMILTON PRESTON SALYER and LURA LEE MAY, was born June 26, 1905 in Kentucky, died January 8, 1938 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married CLOTENE N. BELCHER, daughter of GEORGE R. BELCHER and MARY L. DILLER, about 1923. She was born May 20, 1905 in Kentucky, and died January 6, 1987 in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Notes: Mary Diller's maiden name was determined by finding her death certificate (1875-1932).

According to his death certificate, James Edu Salyers died January 8, 1938 in Ashland from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as June 26, 1905, his marital status as married, his wife as Mrs. Clotene M. Salyers, his occupation as iron inspector in a steel mill, his parents as Preston Salyers (b. Kentucky) and Lora May (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Clotene M. Salyers of Ashland, and the burial place as Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, James E. Salyers died January 8, 1938 in Boyd County at the age of 32.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Clotine Salyers was born May 20, 1905, and died in January of 1987. Her last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Clotine Salyers died January 6, 1987 in Greenup County at the age of 81. She was living in Boyd County at the time of her death.

On page 27 of the 1910 census for District 20 (Oakview) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), George R. Belcher is listed as the head of the household for house #241, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 16 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Germany, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 35), Clara E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Manilla R (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Susie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Clotena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Catherine F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 20 (Oakview) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), George R. Belcher is listed as the head of the household for house #87, he's not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mary L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Germany, age 45), Susan F. (daughter, laborer in a cigar factory, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lena (daughter, laundry laborer, born in Kentucky, age 16), Clotene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Cathrine F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Thomas W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 10 months), Cosie Foster (son-in-law, married, crane operator in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in the United States, age 23), and Nellie Foster (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 5 of the 1930 census for District 10-10 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), James E. Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's an inspector in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Clotine N. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 24), Mary C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Helen L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Betty J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 3 months), Josephine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 6 months), and Barbara A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). Living under the same roof, but listed as a seperate family, are Clotine's parents. George R. Belcher is listed as the head of the household for family #61, he's a vendor in a fruit store, born in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Mary L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Germany, first married at 19, age 56), Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Thomas B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of JAMES SALYERS and CLOTENE BELCHER are:

    1. MARY KATHERINE SALYERS, b. 1924, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary K. Salyers was born in Boyd County to Clotme Belcher.
    2. HELEN LOUISE SALYERS, b. 1924, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Helen L. Salyers was born in Boyd County to Clatine Belcher.
    3. BETTY JAYNE SALYERS, b. 1925, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bettie J. Salyers was born in Boyd County to (no first name) Belcher.
    4. JOSEPHINE NORA SALYERS, b. 1927, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Josephine Salyers was born in Boyd County to Clotime Belcher.
    5. BARBARA A. SALYERS, b. 1930, Kentucky.







BRACKEN LEWIS DAVIS JR., son of MARY ELIZABETH "POLLY" CONLEY and BRACKEN LEWIS DAVIS, was born July 25, 1875 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 16, 1911 in Thelma, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hall-Meek Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ZORNAN "ZORA" FITZPATRICK, daughter of JOHN FITZPATRICK and AMANDA SHORT. She was born in January of 1877 in Kentucky, died July 14, 1954 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hall-Meek Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky. Zora Fitzpatrick married (2) JOHN MARTIN HALL.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 160 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 "B. L. (Son) Davis - married Zora Fitch.

Zora Fitzpatrick was the sister of Isaac Henry Fitchpatrick and Mary Agnes Fitzpatrick.

Bracken Davis and Zora Fitzpatrick had no children.

After Bracken died, Zora married John Hall, widower of Bracken's sister, Angelina.

According to Kentucky birth records, Bracken L. Davis was born July 25, 1875 in Johnson County to Bracken L. Davis (b. Floyd County) and Mary E. Conley (b. Floyd County).

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Braxton S. Davis [sic] lived from 1874 to 1954, and was buried in Hall-Meek Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Zora F. Davis lived from 1877 to 1954, and was buried in the same cemetery. Photos of their headstone weren't provided.

According to his death certificate, Bracken Lee Davis died January 16, 1911 in Thelma from pneumonia with enteritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as July 25, 1875, his marital status as married, his occupation as "trading in stock and farmer," his parents as Bracken Lee Davis (b. Floyd County) and Mary E. Conley (b. Johnson County), the informant as "B. L. Davis, Father" of Thelma, Kentucky, and the burial place as B. L. Davis Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Bracken L. Davis died January 16, 1911 in Johnson County at the age of 35.

According to her obituary, Zora Fitch Hall (age 76), daughter of the late John and Amanda Short Fitch, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She was born September 15, 1877, died July 14, 1954 after an illness of 4 years, and was buried in Wheeler Cemetery in Concord. She was survived by her husband, John M. Hall (of West Van Lear); 2 sons, Robert Hall (Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin) and Edla Hall (Holden, West Virginia); and 1 daughter, Mrs. Emmitt Grove (Ashland); 19 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Zora Hall died July 14, 1954 in Johnson County at the age of 76. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 21 of the 1880 census for District 46 (Greasey) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1880), John Fitzpatrick is listed as the head of the household for family #169, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Amanda (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 42), Isaac (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Louisa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Alaphare (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Zornan (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Calista (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 29 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Bracken L. Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #265, he's born in September of 1838 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 43 years, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in August of 1840 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 43 years, she's given birth to 12 children and 10 are still living, age 59), Angie (daughter, single, not working, born in May of 1877 in Kentucky, age 23), Alonzo (son, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), Mariah A. (daughter, born in January of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17, Kinner Davis (grandson, born in August of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Fomminta (granddaughter, born in January of 1883 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Lee (son, married, born in January of 1876 in Kentucky, married for 6 years, age 24), and Zora (daughter-in-law, married, born in January of 1877 in Kentucky, married for 6 years, age 23).

On page 30 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 9, 1910), Bracken L. Davis Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #238, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 17 years, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Zora (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she hasn't had any children, age 34), and Collie Fitch [Fitzpatrick] (nephew, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7). They are living close to Bracken's family.







DENNIS LEE CONLEY, son of KENNETH A. CONLEY and CAROLYN R. SMITH, married (1) SYBIL ROARK. He married (2) LINDA F. LEMONS WUEST.

    The children of DENNIS CONLEY and SYBIL ROARK are:

    1. MELISA RENE CONLEY.
    2. RECIA ELAINE CONLEY.

    The children of DENNIS CONLEY and LINDA LEMONS WUEST are:

    1. TIMOTHY RAY WUEST.
    2. ANTHONY DUWAYNE WUEST.
    3. RICHARD LEE WUEST.
    4. RANDALL WILLIAM WUEST.
      Notes: The Wuest boys are Dennis' step-children but he raised them as his own.

    (This information comes from Dennis Conley)







DORA A. RICE, daughter of GEORGE MILTON RICE and SARAH ELIZABETH BLAIR, was born November 21, 1884 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 28, 1941 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Becky Caudill Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) JAMES HAYDEN SPRADLIN, son of HARVEY BURNS SPRADLIN and LYDIA D. CAUDILL. He was born in November of 1878 in Kentucky, and died about 1907. She married (2) JOHN E. ALLEY, son of PETER V. ALLEY and MARTHA V. PAULEY, about 1916. He was born September 3, 1891 in Pike County, Kentucky, died in May of 1972 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. John Alley married (2) JUDA ESTA "ESTA" COX, daughter of MOSES FRANKLIN COX and ROSE WHEELER. She was born November 12, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 10, 1956 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 184 & 498 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

James and Dora Rice Spradlin's daughter, Junie, married Dora's nephew from her 2nd marriage, Thomas Jefferson Deskins. He was John Alley's sister Sarah's son.

Juda Esta Cox was the half-sister of Eliza Cox.

Martha V. Pauley's maiden name was determined by finding the Kentucky birth records of two of her daughters. According to those records, Mary Alley was born October 19, 1893 in Pike County, Kentucky, to Peter V. Alley and Martha V. Polly, and Eddith Alley [Edith] was born November 3, 1903 in Pike County to Peter V. Alley and Martha V. Pauley. Both parents were born in Pike County.

When John E. Alley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Pike County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Borderland, Mingo County, West Virginia, that he had a wife and 3 children, and that he was born September 3, 1891 in Wiliamson, West Virginia. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and dark brown hair.

According to her death certificate, Dora Rice Alley died January 28, 1941 in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from a cholitis infection. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her age as about 56, her marital status as married, her husband as John Alley, her parents as Geo. Rice (b. Johnson County) and Sarah Blair (b. Johnson County), the informant as John Alley of Ashland, Kentucky, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.

According to her obituary, Mrs. John E. Rice Alley, daughter of George and Sarah Blair Rice, was born on November 21, 1884 in Johnson County, died in King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland on January 26, 1941, and was buried in the Becky Caudill Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by her father; her husband; 6 daughters, Mrs. Martha Stewart (of Columbus, Ohio), Mrs Vertress Arthur (Ashland), Mrs. Alka Kelley (Ashland), Cora V. Alley (at home), Mrs. Junie Deskins (Williamson, West Virginia), and Mrs. Ethel McFarland (Buchanan); 1 son, George Alley (Ashland); 1 step-son, Benny Alley (Falcon, Kentucky); 2 brothers, Smith Rice (Oil Springs) and Ellis Rice (Oil Springs); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elva Conley (Oil Springs) and Mrs. Flora Salyers (Owensbory, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

Information found on findagrave.com shows that John E. Alley was buried in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and Juda Esta Cox Alley lived from November 12, 1901 to February 11, 1956, and was buried in Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. There is no photo of John's headstone, but there is one of Esta's.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, John Alley was born September 3, 1891, and died in May of 1972. He received his her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Juda Esta Cox Alley (age 54), daughter of Mose and Rose Wheeler Cox, was born November 12, 1901 in Johnson County, died on a Friday at home in Ashland following an illness of 18 months, and was buried in Ashland Cemetery. She was survived by her husband, John E. Alley; her mother, Mrs. Rose Wheeler Coffee; 2 step-sons, Ben Alley (of Oak Springs) and George Alley (Westwood); 4 step-daughters, Mrs. Martha Skinner (Columbus, Ohio), Mrs. James Arthur (Ashland), Mrs. William Kelley (Ashland), and Mrs. James Kelley (Ashland); 1 brother, Willie Cox (Ashland); 2 half-brothers, Jasper Coffee (Springfield, Ohio) and Sam Cox (Ashland); and 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Cloys Potts (Ashland) and Mrs. Elias Rouche [Eliza Roush] (Prebles, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Juda E. Cox died February 10, 1956 in Boyd County at the age of 54. She was living in Boyd County at the time of her death.

On page 45 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), James Hayden Spradlin is found living in the home of his sister. John L. Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #382, he's a farmer, born in May of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in August of 1876 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 2 are still living, age 23), Gracie (daughter, born in November of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), James F. (son, born in June of 1895 in Kentucky, age 4), Hayden Spradlin (brother-in-law, single, not working, born in November of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and Rebecca Spradlin (sister-in-law, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18).

On page 12 of the 1900 census for District 85 (Big Creek) in Pike County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Peter V. Ally is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a farmer, born in April of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in April of 1867 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 13 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 33), Thomas E. (son, born in January of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), John (son, born in September of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Mary (daughter, born in October of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), Willis (son, born in June of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Ethel (daughter, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 70 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (undated, but taken in April of 1910), George Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #129, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Sarrah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 10 children and 5 are still living, age 45), Dora (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Elva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Elis (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Junie Spradlin (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), and Ethel Spradlin (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4). They are living close to son Smith.

On page 26 of the 1910 census for District 94 (Louisa) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1910), Peter V. Alley is listed as the head of the household for house #249, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 24 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 8 are still living, age 45), Thomas M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), John E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mary G. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), William S. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ethel G. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Flora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Rebecca E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Rena P. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On pages 20 & 21 of the 1920 census for District 125 (Lower Big Creek) in Pike County, Kentucky (dated January 22, 1920), John E. Alley is listed as the head of the household for house #21, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Dora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 36), George P. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Martha E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), June Spradling (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), and Ethel Spradling (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 24 of the 1930 census for District 10-21 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), John E. Alley is listed as the head of the household for house #229, he's a trucker for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24 [hard to read], and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Dora A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 45), George (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Dora A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alka M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Cora V. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 34 of the 1940 census for District 10-32 (Ashland) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), J. E. Alley is listed as the head of the household for house #302, he's a laborer for the city water works, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 3rd grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Dora (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 55), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15).

    The children of DORA RICE and JAMES SPRADLIN are:

    1. JUNIE SPRADLIN, b. December 3, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Hatfield, Pike County, Kentucky, m. THOMAS JEFFERSON "JEFF" DESKINS.
    2. ETHEL RICE SPRADLIN, b. October 2, 1905, Kentucky, d. June 20, 1996, Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM ROBERT "ROBERT" MCFARLAND.

    The children of DORA RICE and JOHN ALLEY are:

    1. GEORGE P. ALLEY, b. 1917, Kentucky.
    2. MARTHA E. ALLEY, b. August 17, 1917, Pike County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) STEWART.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Martha E. Alley was born August 17, 1917 in Pike County to Dora Rice.
    3. DORA A. ALLEY, b. July 2, 1919, Pike County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dora A. Alley was born July 2, 1919 in Pike County to Dora Rice.
    4. IRENE ALLEY, b. February 8, 1921, Fallsburg, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1921, Fallsburg, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Irene Alley was stillborn on February 8, 1921 in Fallsburg, Lawrence County, Kentucky. Her parents are listed as John Alley (b. Pike County) and Dora Rice (b. Johnson County), and the informant as John Alley of Potter, Kentucky.
    5. ALKA M. ALLEY, b. 1923, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) KELLEY.
    6. CORA V. ALLEY, b. 1924, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Caria V. Alley was born in Boyd County to Dora Rice.
    7. SHERMAN ALLEY, b. April 10, 1929, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, d. April 10, 1929, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Sherman Alley was stillborn and prematurely on April 10, 1928 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. His parents are listed as John Alley (b. Kentucky) and Dora Rice (b. Kentucky) and the informant as J. E. Alley of Ashland, Kentucky.
    8. VERTRESS ALLEY, m. JAMES ARTHUR.







VERNA C. RIVERS, daughter of RACHEL JULIA BLAIR and GEORGE H. RIVERS, was born August 19, 1892 in Kentucky, and died April 10, 1975 in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WALTER W. HANNAH, son of ISAAC HARMON HANNAH and LYDIA MARGARET ARMS, about 1911. He was born February 19, 1890 in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died October 9, 1976 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Walter Hannah's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer, that he had a wife and 4 children, that he had bad lungs, and that he was born February 19, 1889 in Denver, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and stout, and he had blue eyes and red hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Verna C. Hannah was born August 19, 1892, and died April 15, 1975. Her last place of residence was in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Verna Hannah died April 10, 1975 in Johnson County at the age of 82.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Walter Hannah was born February 19, 1890, and died in October of 1976. His last place of residence was in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Walter W. Hannah died October 9, 1976 in Floyd County at the age of 86. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), Walter Hannah is listed as the head of the household for house #115, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Vernie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Lura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Shirley (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Marvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month). They are living next to Vernie's sister, Virgie.

    The children of VERNA RIVERS and WALTER HANNAH are:

    1. LURA HANNAH, b. March 2, 1912, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 9, 1966, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. VIRGIL RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lura Hannah was born March 2, 1912 in Johnson County to Verna Rivers.
    2. ADA HANNAH, b. March 7, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 1, 1985, m. CURTIS SPENCER, 1910. He was b. 1910.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ada Hannah was born March 7, 1913 in Johnson County to Verna Rivers.
    3. SHIRLEY HANNAH, b. September 29, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ERNEST ROBINSON, son of SAM ROBINSON and (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirley Hannah was born September 29, 1914 in Johnson County to Vernie Rivers.
    4. MARVIN HANNAH, b. November 17, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. IRSLE MARVENA WEBB. She was b. 1920.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirley Hannah was born November 17, 1915 in Johnson County to Verna Rivers.
    5. MYRON T. HANNAH, b. April 17, 1921, d. January 11, 1985, m. SARAH JUNE WEBB. She was b. 1928, d. January 21, 1996.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myron T. Hannah was born April 17, 1921 in Johnson County to Vernie Rivers.

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







WILL GREEN COOPER, son of ALONZO L. "LONNIE" COOPER and ROSA SALYER, was born August 17, 1904, in Kentucky, and died December 2, 1993 in Birdseye, Dubois County, Indiana. He married LUCY OWENS, daughter of PROCTOR OWENS and SARAH SALYER, about 1922. She was born July 10, 1905 in Kentucky, and died in April of 1974 in Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Audra L. Owens was born August 25, 1912 in Magoffin County to Sarah Salyers, Grace Owens was born September 25, 1914 in Magoffin County to Sarah Salyers, and Nealous Owens was born September 19, 1918 in Magoffin County to Sarah Salyers.

According to his obituary, James Woodrow Owens (age 87), son of the late Prock and Sarah Salyer Owens, was a retired teacher and pipefitter, a World War II veteran, and a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born October 2, 1916 in Magoffin County, died August 24, 2004 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical in Paintsville, and was buried in Owens Cemetery in Lick Creek. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jasper Owens and Cammie Owens; and 7 sisters, Lucy Cooper, Opal Oney, Audrey Oney, Nealous Collinsworth, Elizabeth Sanson, Grace Fugate, and Mary Sue Owens. He was survived by his wife, Yvonne Stamper Owens; 2 sons, Larry B. Owens (of Lexington) and J. W. Owens II (Dade City, Florida); 1 brother, Prock Owens Jr. (Salyersville); 2 sisters, Irene Sansom (Waverly, Ohio) and Mable Blair (Waverly); and 4 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, W. G. Cooper was born August 17, 1904, and died December 2, 1993. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Birdseye, Dubois County, Indiana.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lucy Cooper was born July 10, 1905, and died in April of 1974. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Indiana, and her last place of residence was in Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana.

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 105 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Proctor Owens is listed as the head of the household for house #95, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 6 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 21), Jasper (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Lulie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Proctor Stone (cousin, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 73 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Proctor Owen is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Jasper (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Audria (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Grace (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), James Woodroe (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 2 months), and Nelas (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 4 months).

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 77-6 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Will G. Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 17, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 15, age 23), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Owens (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Forest (son, born in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On pages 8 & 9 of the 1940 census for District 77-6A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 9 & 10, 1940), Will Green Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a supervisor for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Lucy (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Owens (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Forrest (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Janis (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

    The children of WILL COOPER and LUCY OWENS are:

    1. CHARLES COOPER, b. 1925, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Lucy Owens.
    2. OWENS COOPER, b. 1927, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Owens Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Lucy Owens.
    3. FOREST COOPER, b. 1929, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Forest Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Lucy Owens.
    4. SARAH R. COOPER, b. 1934, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sarah R. Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Lucy Owens.
    5. JANET S. COOPER, b. 1939, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Janet S. Cooper was born in Magoffin County to Lucy Owns.







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