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OSCAR M. CONLEY, son of WINSTON CONLEY and SARAH ANN HAMILTON, was born September 25, 1878 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died April 12, 1920 in Coal Run, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in B. F. Hamilton Cemetery in Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky. He married ARMILDA WILLIAMS, daughter of DANIEL BOONE WILLIAMS and RHODA ELLEN COOPER, November 27, 1901 in Morgan County, Kentucky. She was born August 9, 1879 in Kentucky.

Notes: Daniel Boone Williams was the brother of Sarah Jane Williams.

Rhoda E. Cooper was the daughter of Elizabeth Jane Nickell and David Crockett Cooper.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Daniel B. Williams married Rhoda E. Cooper on September 11, 1887 in Morgan County.

According to his death certificate, Daniel Boone Williams died January 28, 1943 in Morgan County, Kentucky, from senility. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Morgan County, his birth date as August 23, 1858, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Richard Williams (b. Morgan County) and Mary Jane Gray (b. Virginia), and the informant as Mrs. Tony Osborn [hard to read] of Ironton, Ohio.

According to her death certificate, Rhodia Ellen Cooper Williams died January 5, 1941 in Morgan County, Kentucky, from the flu and lobar pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Magoffin County, her birth date as 1864, her age as 77, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Daniel B. Williams, her father as Crocket Cooper (b. Morgan County), her mother's maiden name as "Not Known," and the informant as R. C. Meade of Staffordsville.

According to Kentucky birth records, Oscar Conley was born September 25, 1878 in Morgan County to Winson Conley (b. Morgan County) and Sarah Conley (b. Morgan County).

According to Kentucky marriage records, Oscar Conley (age 22) married Armilda Williams (age 22) on November 27, 1901 in Morgan County, Kentucky.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Oscar M. Conley was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, although no photo of his headstone is provided.

According to one death certificate, Oscar Conoly died April 12, 1920 in Coal Run, Pike County, Kentucky, from "not known (found dead)." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as September 25, 1878, his marital status as married, his occupation as miner for the Coal Run Coal Co., his parents as Winston Conley (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Conley (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Oscar Conley of Coal Run, Kentucky, and the burial place as B. F. Hamilton Cemetery.

According to another death certificate, Oscar Conley died April 12, 1920 in Silverhill, Morgan County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "no doctor, died suddenly" and "not known thought to have been heart failier." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as 1879, his marital status as married, his occupation as miner, his parents as Winston Conley (b. Kentucky) and Sarah Hamilton (b. Kentucky), the informant as Walter Conley of Coal Run, Kentucky, and the burial place as B. F. Hamilton Cemetery.

On page 13 of the 1880 census for District 88 (Elk Fork) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), Daniel B. Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #156, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Rodah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), and Armilda (daughter, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 40 of the 1900 census for District 75 (Magisterial District No. 5) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated June 20, 1900), Daniel B. Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #334, he's a farmer, born in August of 1858 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Rhoda E. (wife, born in January of 1862 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 21 years, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 37), Armilda (daughter, born in August of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), John D. (son, born in February of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Mary E. (daughter, born in March of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17) Hoyt (daughter, born in March of 1885 in Kentucky, age 15), Pleney (son, born in May of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Stella (daughter, born in July of 1889 in Kentucky, age 10), Eddie (son, born in September of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), Will G. (son, born in February of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), and Thomas H. (son, born in February of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 8 of the 1910 census for District 149 (Coffee) in Morgan County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Oscar Conly is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 31 years old. Also listed is Armelda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, age 30).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 108 (Coal Run) in Pike County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Oscar Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #90, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Armilda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), and Edgar Steele (boarder, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34).







MARY ETTA "ETTA" CONLEY, daughter of WINSTON CONLEY and SARAH ANN HAMILTON, was born February 2, 1884 in Morgan County, Kentucky, died December 30, 1942 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, and is buried in Coal Run Village, Pike County, Kentucky. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS, son of JAMES HARVEY WILLIAMS and CELIA HAMMOND, about 1902. He was born June 18, 1883 in Morgan County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 531 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, J. H. Williams was given consent to marry Seley Hammon by his mother, Rebecca Williams, on April 2, 1870. James H. Williams married Celia Harmon on April 7, 1870 in Magoffin County at the home of Benjamin Montgomery. The witnesses were Benjamin Montgomery, J. J. Montgomery, Samuel Helton, and Isaac Williams, and the Henry Howard.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, J. H. Williams married Oma Smith on February 21, 1907 in Morgan County.

According to his death certificate, J. H. Williams died March 26, 1923 in Logsville, Bloomington, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from heart disease. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 8, 1849, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer and blacksmith, his parents as Daniel Williams (b. Kentucky) and Rebecca Day (b. Kentucky), the informant as Martin Williams of Logville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Logville.

According to his death certificate, Martin Van Buren died March 29, 1935 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, from lobar pneumonia in both lungs. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as September 5, 1879, his marital status as married, his wife as Mrs. Molly Williams, his occupation as track walker for American Rolling Mill in Ashland, his parents as Harve Williams (b. Kentucky) and Celia A. Hammonds (b. Kentucky), the informant as Mrs. Molly Williams of Ashland, and the burial place as Dixon Cemetery.

When George Washington Williams' World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Silverhill, Morgan County, that his closest relative was Ettie Williams of Silverhill, and that he was born June 18, 1883. He was found to be of medium height and build, he had blue eyes and dark brown hair, and under "Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye, or is he seriously physically disqualified?" it says "Yes," with no explanation.

According to her death certificate, Eddie Williams died December 30, 1942 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, from hypertensive heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Morgan County, her birth date as February 2, 1884, her marital status as married, her husband as G. W. Williams, her parents as Wince Conley (b. unknown) and Sarah Hamilton (b. Morgan County), the informant as Lou Stratton of Coal Run, Kentucky, and the burial place as Coal Run.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Eddie Williams died December 30, 1942 in Pike County at the age of 58. She was living in Pike County at the time of her death.

On page 25 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1900), Harvey Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #24, he's a farmer, born in September of 1850 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Celey (wife, born in June of 1852 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 28 years, she's given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living, age 47), Mortan V. [Martin V.] (son, born in September of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), Geo. W. (son, born in June of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), and Noah (son, born in June of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12.

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 105 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), George W. Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 8 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Ettie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 25), Perlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Raney (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Versie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Fannie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). George's brother Noah is in house #36, his brother Martin is in house #38, and his father is in house #43, along with his 2nd wife, Omey.

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), George W. Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #26, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Rainey (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Versie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Delmer (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Lou (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Lexie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 1 month).

On page 57 of the 1940 census for District 98-5 in Pike County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1940), George Williams is listed as the head of the household for house #56, he's a laborer on the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Pike County in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Etta (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 56), Ruby (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Darline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Fay (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Ray (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of ETTA CONLEY and GEORGE WILLIAMS are:

    1. PEARLIE B. WILLIAMS, b. 1903, Kentucky, d. May 25, 1969, Pike County, Kentucky, buried in Coal Run Village, Pike County, Kentucky, m. HENRY CASEBOLT.
    2. RANEY EVERETT WILLIAMS, b. May 12, 1905, Pike County, Kentucky, d. September 23, 1943, Garrett, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Coal Run Village, Pike County, Kentucky, m. GRACE M. YOUNCE.
    3. VERSIE OLLIE WILLIAMS, b. March 7, 1907, Kentucky, d. September 3, 1992, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, m. ROY WILLIAMSON.
    4. FANNIE WILLIAMS, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    5. DELMER FRANK WILLIAMS, b. April 15, 1912, Morgan County, Kentucky, d. June 4, 1933, Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, buried in Coal Run Village, Pike County, Kentucky, m. EASTER LILLY SMITH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Delmer F. Williams was born April 15, 1912 in Morgan County to Mary Conley.
      According to his death certificate, Delmer Frank Williams June 4, 1933 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, from meningitis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Morgan County, his birth date as April 15, 1912, his marital status as married, his wife as Easter Lilly Williams, his place of residence as Mossy Bottom, Pike County, his parents as George Washington Williams (b. Magoffin County) and Mary Ettie Connoly (b. Morgan County), the informant as Geo. W. Williams of Mossy Bottom, Kentucky, and the burial place as Stone Coal Creek.
      Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of his headstone shows that Delmer Williams lived from April 15, 1912 to June 4, 1933, and was buried in Mossy Bottom Cemetery in Coal Run Village, Pike County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Delmer Frank Williams died June 4, 1933 in Pike County at the age of 21.
    6. LOU ANN WILLIAMS, b. 1914, Kentucky, d. 1974, m. HENRY STRATTON.
    7. LEXIE M. WILLIAMS, b. December 7, 1916, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MILLS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lexie M. Williams was born December 7, 1916 in Morgan County to Ettie Conley.
    8. RUBY WILLIAMS, b. 1922, Morgan County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruby Williams was born in Morgan County to Mary Conley.
    9. DARLENE W. WILLIAMS, b. 1924, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ROWE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Darleen W. Williams was born in Floyd County to Mary Conley.







SHERRY RENE JUSTICE, daughter of BERNICE THOMPSON and WILLIE RAY JUSTICE, married (1) JAMES FLOYD STUMP. She married (2) NOLAN EDDIE HALL. She married (3) PAUL EDWARD ROBERTS.

Notes: Information on Sherry Justice can be found on page 530 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

    The children of SHERRY JUSTICE and JAMES STUMP are:

    1. JASMINE BRITTANY MERCEDES STUMP.
    2. KAITLYN CLARISSA DANIELLE STUMP.
    3. OLIVIA KATARINA CHEYENNE STUMP.

    (This information comes from Sherry Justice Roberts and other sources)







WALTER MAY HAMILTON, son of LOUISA FRANCES CONLEY and ISAAC MARION HAMILTON, was born April 4, 1892 in Lacey, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died March 13, 1960 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Catlettsburg Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married MOLLIE MEADE, daughter of JOSEPH CRAYTON MEADE and ARMINTA LEMASTER, about 1912. She was born in April of 1892 in Kentucky, and died November 3, 1961 in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Walter May Hamilton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a miner working for Consolidated Coal Company in Jenkins, Kentucky, that he was married and had 2 children, and that he was born April 4, 1892 in Lacey, Kentucky. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

According to his obituary, Walter M. Hamilton (age 67), died in King's Daughters Hospital in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, following an extended illness, and was buried in Catlettsburg Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Mollie Meade Hamilton; 6 sons, Ivan Hamilton (of Catlettsburg), Vencil Hamilton (Omaha, Nebraska), Kenneth Hamilton (Catlettsburg), Clyde Hamilton (Jenkins), Elmo Hamilton (Westwood), and Calvin Hamilton (at home); 1 daughter, Mrs. T. H. Vest (Ezel); 1 brother, Arnold Hamilton (Columbus, Ohio); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Sam Meade (Catlettsburg), Mrs. Virgil Williams (Shopes Creek), and Mrs. Joe Cantrell (Ashland).

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Walter M. Hamilton died March 13, 1960 in Boyd County at the age of 67. He was living in Boyd County at the time of his death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mollie M. Hamilton died November 3, 1961 in Boyd County at the age of 69. She was living in Boyd County at the time of her death.

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 59 (Jenkins) in Letcher County, Kentucky (dated January 5, 1920), Walter Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #94, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Mollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Vencille (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Miriam (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Ivan (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Shella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 45 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1930), Walter Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #425, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Mollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 38), Vencil (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ivan (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Clyde (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Calvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Elmo (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Kennith (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Oscar Meade (lodger, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22). They are living next to Mollie's widowed mother.

On page 18 of the 1940 census for District 67-10A (Jenkins) in Letcher County, Kentucky (dated April 5, 1940), W. M. Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #159, he's a truck helper in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Molly (wife, born in Kentucky, 2 years of high school, age 48), Calvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Elmo (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Kenneth (son, born in Kentucky, age 11).

    The children of WALTER HAMILTON and MOLLIE MEADE are:

    1. VENCIL "JACK" HAMILTON, b. October 23, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Vincil Hamilton was born October 23, 1913 in Johnson County to Mattie Mead.
    2. MIRIAM CORA HAMILTON, b. August 13, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. T. H. VEST.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Miram Hamilton was born August 13, 1915 in Johnson County to Mollie Mead.
    3. IVAN MITCHELL HAMILTON, b. December 1, 1917, Letcher County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ivan Hamilton was born December 1, 1917 in Letcher County to Mollie Meade.
    4. SHEILA M. HAMILTON, b. October 27, 1919, Letcher County, Kentucky, d. before 1930.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Sheila Hamilton was born October 27, 1919 in Letcher County to Mollie Mead.
    5. CLYDE CRAYTON HAMILTON, b. 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Clyde C. Hamilton was born in Johnson County to Nellie Mead.
    6. CALVIN MORTON HAMILTON, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts Morton Hamelton was born in Johnson County to Mollie Meade.
    7. IRVIN ELMO HAMILTON, b. 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts Irvin E. Hamelton was born in Johnson County to Mollie Meade.
    8. KENNETH B. HAMILTON, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Kenith B. Hamilton was born in Johnson County to Mollie Meade.







WALLACE ARNOLD "ARNOLD" HAMILTON, son of LOUISA FRANCES CONLEY and ISAAC MARION HAMILTON, was born November 17, 1895 in Kentucky, and died September 13, 1961 in Boyd County, Kentucky. He married ANNA LORINDA "LOANNA" AKERS, daughter of ROBERT WILSON "DOCK" AKERS and MINNIE DAVIS, about 1919. She was born about 1900 in Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 22, 157, & 174 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 182 it says: Information on this family can be found in the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 22 of that book it says:

No. 8. N. ROBERT N. AKERS - M. to Nancy Porter, D. of Samuel Porter.
Children -
No. 14. N. Samuel Kenton Akers.
 
No. 15. N. John C. Akers - married Lucina Davis. (See No. 142 of the Davis family.)
No. 16. N. J. Elliott Akers.
No. 17. N. W. R. Akers.
 
No. 18. N. Robert W. (Dock) Akers. (See No. 105 of the Davis family.)
No. 19. N. Walter S. (Scobe) Akers.
No. 20. N. Anna Akers.
      Robert N. Akers lived on Miller's Creek.

On page 157 it says:

No. 27. N. JAMES McHENRY DAVIS - B. 1-4-1928; D. 3-5-1916; M. 8-1-1850 to Naomi Price, B. 11-13-1835, D. 5-28-1890, D. of G. W. Price.
Children -
No. 94. N. George W. Davis.
No. 95. N. Sarah Davis.
No. 96. N. Elizabeth Davis.
No. 97. N. Emm Davis.
No. 98. N. Louise Davis.
No. 99. N. Roscoe Davis.
No. 100. N. Rheu Hemma Davis.
No. 101. N. Lorenda Davis.
No. 102. N. Cynthia Davis.
 
No. 103. N. Ella Davis. (See Hall tree.)
No. 104. N. Addie Davis.
No. 105. N. Minnie Davis.
      James McHenry Davis was born and reared on a farm near Fish Trap Church where he experienced many thrills from hunting panthers and other wild animals at that place. The greater part of his life was spent on a farm two miles east of Paintsville on the branch which now bears his name. Like his mother, he was above the average in intellectual endowments and had a very retentive memory. Although he never had any desire to be in the limelight or to seek public office, he was well known and liked by all; yet in business affairs he was willing to live and let live - always being guided by the spirit that won for him the love and high esteem of all who knew him. Mr. Davis made a success in life and let a goodly portion to his children. He was a devout Christian man being a standard bearer in the United Baptist Church in which he was deacon for a long period.
      The county never had a more honored and upright citizen. He is buried in the family cemetery on Davis Branch.
      Mrs. James M. Davis was a faithful member of the United Baptist Church, and a member of one of Johnson County's most noted families. She was a good wife, a loving and faithful mother. She died from typhoid fever and was buried in the family cemetery.

On page 174 it says:

No. 105. N. MINNIE DAVIS - B. 4-1-1877; M. to Robert W. (Dock) Akers).
Children -
No. 321. N. Gertrude Akers.
 
No. 322. N. Julian Virgil Akers - born September 20, 1898 - married Helen Mary Cross, September 15, 1924.
No. 323. N. Annie Lorinda Akers.
No. 324. N. Sibyl Davis Akers.
 
No. 325-6. N. (Infants.)
No. 327. N. Lucy Akers.
 
No. 328. N. Doxie Akers - born July 18, 1904 - died September 6, 1904.
 
No. 329. N. (Infant.)
      Mr. and Mrs. Robert Akers began housekeeping on Miller's Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, where they lived for many years. When the Consolidation Coal Company invaded that territory, buying all the lands, Mr. Akers sold out and moved to Whites Creek, West Virginia. After living there a few years, they bought a farm near South Webster, Ohio, but only lived there a short time when they moved to Portsmouth, Ohio (address, 722 Lake View, New Boston). Mr. Akers followed teaching, which occupation he continued until he moved to his present location. He was widely known as an instructor in the common schools. Since going to Portsmouth he has worked in the factories at that place. Mrs. Akers, the youngest of the James M. Davis family, is not only that in age but in all her actions and ways. She is jovial and of a nature that anyone would admire.
      Virgil Akers conducts a men's shop and cleaning establishment in Portsmouth, Ohio.

On page 197 it says:

No. 323. N. ANNIE LORINDA AKERS - B.4-14-1900 M. 6-14-1919 to Arnold Hamilton.
Children -
 
No. 683. N. Robert Wallace Hamilton - born March 16, 1920.
 
No. 684. N. Julian Richard Hamilton - born June 9, 1922.
 
No. 685. N. George Anna Hamilton - born January 7, 1925.
 
No. 686. N. Bernard Eugene Hamilton.
      Address, New Boston, Ohio.

Robert Wilson "Dock" Akers was the brother of John C. Akers.

Loanna Akers Hamilton reportedly died December 23, 1955 in Ohio.

When Arnold Hamilton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for Sanford Hamilton in Silverhill, Morgan County, that he was single, and that he was born November 17, 1895 in Silverhill. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and brown hair.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Arnold W. Hamilton died September 13, 1961 in Boyd County at the age of 65. He was living in Boyd County at the time of his death.

On page 21 of the 1900 census for District 39 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 13, 1900), Loanna's family is found, but it appears that she's not living with them. Her sister, Sibyl, is listed as being born in April of 1900, but in the 1910 census Loanna is 10 years old and Sibyl is 8. In the 1920 census Sibyl is 17. Dock Akers is listed as the head of the household for house #196, he's a farmer, born in October of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in April of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 23), Gertrude (daughter, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), Virgil (son, born in September of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), Sybil (daughter, born in April of 1900 in Kentucky, age 1 month), and Nancy Akers (mother, widowed, born in May of 1828 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 72).

On page 17 of the 1910 census for District 186 (Ceredo) in Wayne County, West Virginia (dated April 29, 1910), R. W. Akers is listed as the head of the household for house #7, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 14 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Minnie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 8 children and 5 are still living, age 32), Gertrude (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Virgie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Loanna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Sibyl (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On pages 26 & 27 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 26, 1920), Arnold M. Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #358, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed is Loanna (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19).

On page 45 of the 1930 census for District 73-36 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 17, 1930), Arnold Hamilton is listed as the head of the household for house #498, he's an inspector of some kind - possibly for the railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Loana (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 30), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), J. Richard (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Georganna (daughter, born in Ohio, age 5), and Bernard E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 41 of the 1940 census for District 73-18 (Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 18, 1940), Loanna Hamilton is listed as the head of the household [the houses aren't numbered], she's divorced, does home aid for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has an 8th grade education, and she's 40 years old. Also listed are Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Richard (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Georgana (daughter, born in Ohio, age 15), and Bernard (son, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of ARNOLD HAMILTON and LOANNA AKERS are:

    1. ROBERT WALLACE HAMILTON, b. March 16, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert W. Hamilton was born March 16, 1920 in Johnson County to Loanna Akers.
    2. JULIAN RICHARD HAMILTON, b. June 9, 1922, Kentucky.
    3. GEORGANNA HAMILTON, b. January 7, 1925, Ohio.
    4. BERNARD EUGENE HAMILTON, b. 1927, Greenup County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bernard E. Hamilton was born in Greenup County to Loanna Akers.







LYDIA MARGARET ADAMS, daughter of JACKSON ADAMS and NANCY COOPER, was born March 24, 1846 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died about 1900 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM J. TACKETT, son of JAMES TACKETT and NANCY BLEVINS, May 19, 1865 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born about 1845 in Kentucky, and died July 11, 1915.

Notes: William J. Tackett was the brother of James Waymen Tackett, Odam Tackett, Eli Tackett, and George Tackett.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, William J. Tackett married Lydia Adams on May 19, 1865 in Magoffin County at the home of Jackson Adams. The witnesses were James E. Lemaster and Daniel Adams, and the minister was Wallis Bailey.

On page 25 of the 1850 census for District 1 in Carter County, Kentucky (dated August 15, 1850), James Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a laborer, born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 25), Lydia M. (born in Kentucky, age 10), William (born in Kentucky, age 5), James M. (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Wiley (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 113 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 19, 1860), James Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #723, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 33), Wm. (born in Kentucky, age 15), James (born in Kentucky, age 12), Wiley (born in Kentucky, age 10), Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 9), Adam (born in Kentucky, age 8), Daniel (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Perlina (born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 14 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), William J. Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #111, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Lydda M. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), James M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Levi J. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Rebecca J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Daniel B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Mary Ann (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of LYDIA ADAMS and WILLIAM TACKETT are:

    1. JAMES M. TACKETT, b. 1869, Kentucky.
    2. LEVI J. TACKETT, b. 1872, Kentucky.
    3. REBECCA JANE TACKETT, b. May 5, 1874, Kentucky, d. November 16, 1941, Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. RICHARD LEE HALL.
    4. DANIEL BOONE TACKETT, b. December 10, 1876, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 7, 1950, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. (1) LAURA BLANTON, m. (2) ANGELINE HENSLEY.
    5. MARY ANN TACKETT, b. December 1878, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 14, 1915, Pennsylvania, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Argellite, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. MARION M. "BUCK" HALL.
    6. OLLIE TACKETT, b. March 14, 1884, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 16, 1953, Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan, m. CHLOE CAUDILL, daughter of LYDIA MARGARET HITCHCOCK and WILLIAM J. CAUDILL, July 11, 1907, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was b. May 28, 1888, Kentucky, d. January 12, 1979, Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan.







ELVIN CONLEY, son of CYRUS NEWTON CONLEY and ELIZABETH MCCLOUD, was born March 19, 1906 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 7, 1981 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Norman Horne Cemetery in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LUCY MARIE CAUDILL on July 20, 1927. She was born July 12, 1911 in Kentucky, died October 20, 1985 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Norman Horne Cemetery in Collista, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 302 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on Elvin Conley can also be found on page 488 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 "Johnson County Kentucky Cemeteries Volume 2" published by the Johnson County Historical Society, Elvin Conley was born March 19, 1906, died June 7, 1981, and was buried in Norman Horne Cemetery in Collista, and Lucy M. Caudill was born July 12, 1911, died October 20, 1985, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, Elvin Conley (age 75), son of Cyrus and Elizabeth McCloud Conley and a resident of Paintsville, was born March 19, 1906 in Johnson County, died June 7, 1981 in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness, and was buried in Norman Horn Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Lucy Marie Caudill Conley; 2 sons, Bruce Conley (of Somerset) and Johnny T. Conley (East Point); 2 daughters, Lou Rice Borders (West Land, Michigan) and Janet Fitch (Thelma, Kentucky); and 1 brother, Max Conley (Hager Hill). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Elvin Conley was born March 19, 1906, and died in June of 1981. 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, Elvin Conley died June 7, 1981 in Johnson County at the age of 75. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Lucy Conley died was born July 12, 1911, and died in October of 1985. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lucy Conley died October 20, 1985 in Johnson County at the age of 74. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 25 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1930), Cyrus Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #224, he's a laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Lizzie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 51), Elvin (son, married, laborer in a gas station, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 23), Lucy (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 18), and Bruce W. (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months).

On page 48 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), Elvin Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #432, he's doing road construction for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place 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 28), Bruce (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lou (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Jaunita [sic] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to Elvin's parents.

    The children of ELVIN CONLEY and LUCY CAUDILL are:

    1. BRUCE W. CONLEY, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EMMA VAN HOOSE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bruce W. Conley was born in Johnson County to Lucy Caudill.
    2. JOHN T. CONLEY, b. 1932, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. AVONELLE RICE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John Conley was born in Johnson County to Lucy Caudill.
    3. LOU RICE CONLEY, b. 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BASCOM BORDERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lon R. Conley was born in Johnson County to Lucy Caudill.
    4. JANET A. CONLEY, b. 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. OLEN FITCH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Janet A. Conley was born in Johnson County to Lucy Caudill.







HENRY CANTRELL, son of PEGGY CONLEY and ELIJAH CANTRELL, was born about 1805 in North Carolina, died after 1880, and is buried in Henry Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrells Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married RACHEL BLANTON, daughter of GEORGE BLANTON and MARTHA SHEPHERD, September 29, 1825 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was born about 1806 in Virginia, died after 1880, and is buried in Henry Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrells Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found in the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 71 of that book it says:

     The Blantons of Johnson County trace their ancestors to George Blanton and Martha (Shepherd) Blanton who came from Powell’s Valley in Virginia to Paintsville in the early eighteen hundreds, later moving to near the present post office of Volga, Kentucky, and then to a farm close to Oil Springs. Mr. Blanton lived and died on the farm of his son James H. on Blanton’s Branch. They had children: Elizabeth, James, George, William, Rachel, Alsie, Martha, and Loucinda. Elizabeth married James Lemasters May 22, 1822, and had the following children: William who married Kaily Salyer, served as justice of the peace in Johnson County for several years, and lived on Big Mud Lick Creek; George, married Susan Davis (see No. 30 of the Davis tree for this generation); Ealy, married Betty Keaton, lived and died at Paintsville, and was the father of Wallace Lemasters who kept a boarding house in Paintsville until his death about 1923; Sylvester who married Nancie Reed; Richard; Nellie, married James I. Johnson; and Sadie who married Harrom Curtis.
     James Blanton married Mary (Polly) Davis (see No. 25 of the Davis family for their descendants). George Blanton moved to Fleming county, where he reared a large family whose descendants reside in Fleming and Rowan counties. William Blanton lived and died in Magoffin County. Nothing further is known of this first family except that Rachel married Henry Cantrell, Alsie married Matney Blanton, Martha married William Pennington, and Loucinda married Dide Smith.
     Almost all the Blantons of Johnson County trace their lineage to Elizabeth (Blanton) Lemasters, and to James Blanton, nearly all of whose descendants will be found under Nos. 25 and 30 of the Davis family as above mentioned.

On page 675 of same book it says that Henry Cantrill married Rachel Blanton on September 29, 1825 in Floyd County.

A transcription of Floyd County, Kentucky, marriages found on Floyd County's website, shows that Henry Cantrell, son of Elijah Cantrell, married Rachael Blanton, daughter of George Blanton, on September 9, 1825.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Henry Cantrell was born in 1805, and was buried in Henry Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrells Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Rachel Blanton Cantrell was born in 1809, and was buried in the same cemetery.

On page 39 of the 1830 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, Henry Cantrill is listed as the head of his household. In this house are 1 male between 20 and 30 years old, 1 female between 20 and 30, 1 female between 5 and 10, and 1 female under 5. Elijah Cantrill and George Blanton are both on the same page of this census.

On page 71 of the 1840 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, Henry Cantrel is listed as the head of his household. In this house are 1 male between 30 and 40 years old, 1 male between 10 and 15, 1 male between 5 and 10, 1 male under 5, 1 female between 20 and 30, and 1 female under 5.

On page 23 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 17, 1850), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #153, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Rachel (born in Virginia, age 40), Elizabeth (not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Martha (not working, born in Kentucky, age 22), Elijah (born in Kentucky, age 15), Cynthia (born in Kentucky, age 14), Alsey (born in Kentucky, age 11), Georg (born in Kentucky, age 9), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 6), Rachel (born in Kentucky, age 4), William (born in Kentucky, age 3), James (born in Kentucky, age 1 month), and William Cantrell (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On pages 112 & 113 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 19, 1860), Henry Kantrel is listed as the head of the household for house #53, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Rachel (born in Virginia, age 51), Aley (not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Georg (born in Kentucky, age 19), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 17), Rachael (born in Kentucky, age 14), William (born in Kentucky, age 13), and James (born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 19 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 7, 1870), Henry Cantrell is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, and he's 65 years old. Also listed are Rachel (born in Virginia, age 63), and William (farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21). They are living next to daughter Elizabeth, and William is her son.

On page 8 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1880), Henry Canteral is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farmer, born in North Carolina, parents born in Virginia, and he's 76 years old. Also listed is Rachel (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 73).

    The children of HENRY CANTRELL and RACHEL BLANTON are:

    1. ELIZABETH "BETSY" CANTRELL, b. 1825, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. before 1880, buried on Cantrells Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ASA SALYER.
    2. MARTHA "PATSY" CANTRELL, b. 1828, Flat Gap, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. after 1880, m. WILSON EVANS.
    3. JOHN CANTRELL, b. 1831, Kentucky, d. after 1880, m. SARAH WEBB.
    4. MARY "POLLY" CANTRELL, b. November 7, 1831, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. May 1, 1912, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. THOMAS LEMASTER.
    5. ELIJAH CANTRELL, b. December 1835, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. 1900, m. NANCY JANE ADKINS.
    6. CYNTHIA CANTRELL, b. March 1835, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. JOHN FRANK CONLEY.
    7. ALSEY CANTRELL, b. 1839, Kentucky.
    8. GEORGE CANTRELL, b. January 1841, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. NANCY JANE SALYER.
    9. HENRY CANTRELL JR., b. January 1, 1843, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 1, 1927, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in the Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FRANCIS ELLEN "FRANKIE" SALYER.
    10. RACHAEL CANTRELL, b. 1846, Kentucky.
    11. WILLIAM CANTRELL, b. 1847, Kentucky.
    12. JAMES CANTRELL, b. September 2, 1849, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 22, 1929, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LOUISA B. MCKENZIE.







MARY "POLLY" CANTRELL, daughter of HENRY CANTRELL and RACHEL BLANTON, was born in November 7, 1831 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died May 1, 1912 in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married THOMAS LEMASTER, son of RICHARD LEMASTER and REBECCA CHRISTIAN, June 6, 1848, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in May of 1830 in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Thomas Lemaster was the brother of Judith Lemaster, James P. Lemaster, Mary Almeda Lemaster and Zilpha Lemaster.

Thomas Lemaster reportedly died May 10, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to her death certificate, Mary Cantril Lemaster died May 1, 1912 in Flat Gap from "apoplexy - died in one hour after stroke." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as November 7, 1831, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Henry Cantril (b. North Carolina) and Rachel Blanton (b. Virginia), and the informant as A. B. Lemaster of Flat Gap, Kentucky.

On page 17 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 14, 1850), Thomas Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 20 years old. Also listed are Mary (born in Kentucky, age 17), and Harvy (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 112 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 19, 1860), Thomas Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #716, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, age he's 30 years old. Also listed are Polly (born in Kentucky, age 25), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 12), Nancy J. (born in Kentucky, age 9), Richard (born in Kentucky, age 6), John W. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and James A. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 20 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 7, 1870), Thomas Lamaster is listed as the head of the household for house #133, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Polly (born in Kentucky, age 38), Richard P. (born in Kentucky, age 16), John W. (born in Kentucky, age 14), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Cynthia A. (born in Kentucky, age 10), Rebecca (born in Kentucky, age 8), Thomas M. (born in Kentucky, age 6), William H. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Alva (born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Thomas' parents.

On page 7 of the 1880 census for District 44 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1880), Thomas Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #53, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Polly (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 47), Richard P. (son, single, laborer, has dropsy, born in Kentucky, age 26), James H. (son, single, laborer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Alvy B. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), George W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Mary A. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Thomas Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #117, he's a farmer, born in May of 1830 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 40 years, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Polly (wife, born in April of 1830 in Virginia, parent sborn in Virginia, married for 40 years, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 70), Alva (son, married, occupation unreadable, born in March of 1870 in Kentucky, married for 1 year, age 30), Belle married, daughter-in-law, born in December of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 26), and Maxy [hard to read] (granddaughter, born in February of 1900 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 11, 1910), Polly is found living in the home of her son. Alvey Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #178, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Rosa B. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 37), Lexie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Verna (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Harry (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky age 4), Rouie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Mary Lemaster (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 79).

    The children of POLLY CANTRELL and THOMAS LEMASTER are:

    1. HENRY LEMASTER, b. 1849, Kentucky.
    2. NANCY J. LEMASTER, b. 1851, Kentucky.
    3. RICHARD P. LEMASTER, b. 1854, Kentucky.
    4. JOHN W. LEMASTER, b. 1856, Kentucky.
    5. JAMES HARVEY LEMASTER, b. November 25, 1858, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 4, 1937, Holly Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) BARBARA MCKENZIE, m. (2) FANNIE A. KIMBLETON.
    6. CYNTHIA A. LEMASTER, b. 1860, Kentucky.
    7. REBECCA LEMASTER, b. 1862, Kentucky, d. before 1930, m. JOHN MILTON TACKETT.
    8. THOMAS MANFORD LEMASTER, b. October 12, 1864, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 19, 1949, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MINERVA HITCHCOCK.
    9. WILLIAM H. LEMASTER, b. 1866, Kentucky, d. before 1930, m. MARTHA JANE TRIMBLE.
    10. ALVA B. LEMASTER, b. March 1869, Kentucky, d. 1927, m. ROSA BELLE SALYER.
    11. GEORGE WASHINGTON LEMASTER, b. February 17, 1873, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 6, 1920, Fuget, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Mud Lick, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ETTA L. CASTLE.
    12. MARY A. LEMASTER, b. 1876, Kentucky.
      Notes: Mary Lemaster is listed as a daughter in the 1880 census, but in the 1900 census Polly is reported to have had 11 children, and Mary makes 12.







GEORGE WASHINGTON LEMASTER, son of MARY "POLLY" CANTRELL and THOMAS LEMASTER, was born February 17, 1873 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 6, 1920 in Fuget, Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mud Lick, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ETTA L. CASTLE about 1898. She was born in August of 1881 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to his death certificate, George Washington Lemaster died July 6, 1920 in Low Gap from carcinoma of the neck. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as February 17, 1873, his marital status as married, his parents as Thomas Lemaster (b. Kentucky) and Mary Cantrell (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Ellie Lemaster of Fuget, Kentucky.

On page 14 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Wash Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #120, he's a farmer, born in February of 1883 in Kentucky, parents, born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Etta (wife, born in August of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 18), and Anna M. (daughter, born in June of 1899 in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 10 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1910), George W. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Ettie L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 26), Annie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Neva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months).

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 16 & 17, 1920), George W. Lemaster is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Etta L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 36), Neva G. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Edgle H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8).

    The children of GEORGE LEMASTER and ETTA CASTLE are:

    1. ANNA M. LEMASTER, b. June 1899, Kentucky.
    2. NEVA GLADYS LEMASTER, b. March 27, 1902, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 26, 1978, Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GRATZ MCCARTY.
    3. MARY EMMA "EMMA" LEMASTER, b. July 12, 1908, Kentucky, d. September 26, 2000, Pike County, Ohio, buried in Piketon, Pike County, Ohio, m. BENJAMIN FAIRCHILD.
    4. EDGEL H. LEMASTER, b. February 25, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 19, 1994, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) OLA FAIRCHILD, m. (2) LOUISE DAVIDSON.







JENNIE CONLEY, daughter of JOHN ELLIOTT CONLEY and SUSAN JAMES, was born March 19, 1885 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died in November of 1903. She married WILLIAM MCFADDIN, son of JOHN H. MCFADDIN and FLORENCE MORTON, January 10, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born December 18, 1869 in Kentucky, died March 7, 1934 on McFaddin Branch in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in H. E. Conley Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. William McFaddin married (2) LULA "LOU" CONLEY, daughter of HIRAM F. CONLEY and MARY ANN ESTEP. She was born in September of 1884 in Kentucky, and died January 19, 1964 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 293 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society. In that book it says that Jennie Conley was born March 19, 1885 in Johnson County, married William McFaddin, son of John H. McFaddin, and died in November of 1903.

Information on this family can also be found on pages 472 & 507 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 Jennie Conley married Will McFaddin and their child was Tom McFaddin.

William McFaddin was the brother of Nancy S. "Nannie" McFaddin, Isaac Franklin McFaddin, Mary McFaddin, and Warnie Barnes McFaddin.

H. E. Conley Cemetery is also refered to as C. C. Meade Cemetery.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, William McFaddin (b. Johnson County, parents b. Virginia, age 28) married Jennie Conley (b. Johnson County, parents b. Johnson County, age 16) on January 10, 1901 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, William McFaddin died March 7, 1934 in Johnson County from endocarditis and dropsy. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 18, 1870, his marital status as married, his wife as Lula Conley, his occupation as farmer, his parents as John H. McFaddin (b. Virginia) and Florence Morton (b. Virginia), and the informant as Thomas McFaddin of Thealka, Kentucky.

According to his obituary, Bill McFaddin (age 63), son of the late John H. McFaddin, died March 7, 1934 at home on McFaddin Branch, 2 miles from Paintsville, and was buried in Meade Cemetery on Jennies Creek. He first married Miss Jennie Conley, daughter of Rev. John E. Conley, and they had 1 son, Tommy McFaddin (of Thealka, Kentucky). He later married Miss Lou Conley, daughter of Hiram Conley, and they had 9 children, 7 who were living at the time of his death, Ella, Martha, Dottie, Maltie, & May (all at home), Mrs. Russell Fairchild, and Homer McFaddin. He was also survived by 6 brothers, Isaac McFaddin Sr., Ed McFaddin, George McFaddin, Barnes McFaddin, Ross McFaddin, and Claude McFaddin; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Haden Adams (Van Lear), Mrs. Henry Stricklin (Paintsville), and Mrs. Manford McCloud (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William Mcfaddin died March 7, 1934 in Johnson County at the age of 63.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lou McFaddin died January 19, 1964 in Johnson County at the age of 80.

On page 3 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1870), Jno. F. McFadden is listed as the head of the household for house #14, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Florence (born in Virginia, age 24), George T. (born in Virginia, age 9), Nancy S. (born in Virginia, age 6), Isaac F. (born in Virginia, age 4), and Catharine (born in Virginia, age 2). This shows that William isn't born yet, although in house #14 is a Martha McFadden (b. Virginia, age 24) living with her 3 children, David McFadden (b. Kentucky, age 6), Tira McFadden (male, born in Kentucky, age 2), and William McFadden (born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 24 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1880), John H. McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #319, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Florence (wife, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 36), George T. (son, born in Virginia, age 18), Nancy (daughter, born in Virginia, age 16), Isaac (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Catharine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), William (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Alvira (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 23 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), John McFadden is listed as the head of the household for house #203, he's a farmer, born in September of 1837 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 40 years, and he's 62 years old. Also listed are Florence (wife, born in September of 1841 in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, married for 40 years, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 58), William (son, single, farm laborer, born in December of 1873 in Kentucky, age 26), Edward (son, single, daily laborer, born in July of 1878 in Kentucky, age 21), Barnes (son, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Claud (son, born in January of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), and Ross (son, born in July of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 2, 1910), William McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #114, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 2nd marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Lula (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 26), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Homer (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 22, 1920), William McFadin is listed as the head of the household for house #62, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Lou (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Homer (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Dollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5 years 5 months), and Altie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 4 months).

On page 44 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28 & 29, 1930), Bill Mcfaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #413, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 34, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Lulla (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 45), Ella (daughter, single, cook for a private family, born in Kentucky, age 23), Homer (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 21), Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Dotty (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Malta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Retta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 51 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1940), Lula McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #463, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has an 8th grade education, and she's 54 years old. Also listed are Ella (daughter, single, housekeeper for a private family, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 33), Malta (daughter, single, housekeeper for a private family, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 22), and May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19).

    The child of JENNIE CONLEY and WILLIAM MCFADDIN is:

    1. THOMAS "TOMIE" MCFADDIN, b. April 19, 1902, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 16, 1987, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, m. EMMALINE "RHODA" ROBINSON.

    The children of LOU CONLEY and WILLIAM MCFADDIN are:

    1. ELLA MCFADDIN, b. April 13, 1906, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 24, 1981, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RAY BLAIR.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Ella McFaddin Blair (age 74), daughter of Bill and Lou Conley McFaddin and a resident of Paintsville, was born April 13, 1906 in Johnson County, died November 24, 1981 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg, and was buried in McFaddin Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by her husband, Ray Blair; 1 daughter, Christine Kimbler (of Sitka); 2 brothers, Homer McFaddin (Paintsville) and Tommy McFaddin (Springfield, Ohio); 5 sisters, Dotty Mead (Fairborn, Ohio), Martha Selvage (Geromesville [Jeromesville], Ohio), May Richie (Apple Creek, Ohio), Malta Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Mary Fairchild (Staffordsville); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. HOMER MCFADDIN, b. March 26, 1908, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 1, 2000, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) CLOIE BLAIR, m. (2) FLOSSIE TACKETT.
    3. MARY MCFADDIN, b. October 15, 1909, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 9, 1982, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUSSELL FAIRCHILD.
    4. MARTHA MCFADDIN, b. September 28, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 26, 1996, Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, m. JOHN WILSON SELVAGE.
    5. DOTTIE MCFADDIN, b. September 27, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 3, 1996, Longwood, Seminole County, Florida and is buried in Enon, Clark County, Ohio, m. EDGAR MEADE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dottie McFadden was born September 27, 1914 in Johnson County to Lou Conley.
      According to her obituary, Dottie McFaddin Meade (age 81), daughter of William and Lula Conley McFaddin, was born September 27, 1914 in Johnson County, died June 3, 1996 in South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Florida, and was buried in Enon Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Meade. she was survived by 2 sons, Stanley Meade (of Enon, Ohio) and George Meade (Denver, Colorado); 1 daughter, Peggy Clem (Ovieda, Florida); 1 brother, Homer McFaddin (Paintsville); 1 sister, Martha Salvage (Ashland); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. MALTA MCFADDIN, b. October 18, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HALL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Malta McFaddin was born October 18, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky to Lou Conley.
    7. ALTA MAE MCFADDIN, b. March 23, 1921, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 31, 1995, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, buried in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, m. MOSES M. "MOSIE" RITCHIE.
    8. RETTA MCFADDIN, b. December 12, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 10, 1931 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Retta McFadden was born December 12, 1923 in Johnson County to Lou Conley.
      According to her death certificate, Raite McFaddin died May 10, 1931 in Johnson County from chronic endocarditis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as December 17, 1924, and her parents as Wm. McFaddin (b. Kentucky) and Lou Conley (b. Kentucky).







ALTA MAE MCFADDIN, daughter of LULA "LOU" CONLEY and WILLIAM MCFADDIN, was born March 23, 1921 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 31, 1995 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, and is buried in Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. She married MOSES M. "MOSIE" RITCHIE, son of GEORGE "D. D." RITCHIE and HANNAH ROSETTA TACKETT. He was born June 28, 1921 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 13, 1995 in Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 323 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Hannah Rosetta Tackett was the sister of Harry Tackett, Ollie Tackett and Wayne Tackett.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Alta M. McFadden was born March 23, 1921 in Johnson County to Loula Conley.

According to her obituary, Alta McFaddin Ritchie (age 74), daughter of the late William and Lou Conley McFaddin was a resident of Ohio at the time of her death. She was born March 23, 1921 in Johnson County, died October 31, 1995 in Wooster Community Hospital, and was buried in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses M. "Mosie" Ritchie, on June 13, 1995; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters. She was survived by 3 sons, Jacob Ritchie (of Wooster, Ohio), Larry Ritchie (Tucson, Arizona), and James Ritchie (Mt. Hope, Ohio); 2 daughters, Brenda Dooley (San Antonio, Texas) and Bonnie Zimmerman (Orrville, Ohio); 1 brother, Homer McFaddin (Paintsville); 2 sisters, Martha Selvage (Ashland, Ohio) and Dottie Meade (Fairborn, Ohio); 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alta M. Ritchie was born March 23, 1921, and died October 31, 1995. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Apple Creek, Wayne County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Alta Mae McFaddin Ritchie was born March 23, 1921 in Kentucky, and died October 31, 1995 in Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Wayne County, at the age of 74. Her father's surname is listed as McFaddin, her mother's maiden name as Conley, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Moses M. "Mosie" Ritchie (age 73), son of the late George "D. D." and Hanna Rosetta Tackett Ritchie, was a resident of Apple Creek, Ohio, at the time of his death. He was born June 28, 1921 in Paintsville, and died June 13, 1995 in Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio. He was survived by his wife, Alta Mae McFaddin Ritchie; 3 sons, Jacob Ritchie (of Wooster), Larry Ritchie (Tucson, Arizona), and James Ritchie (Mt. Hope, Ohio); 2 daughters, Brenda Dooley (San Antonio, Texas) and Bonnie Zimmerman (Orrville, Ohio); 1 brother, Talmadge Ritchie (South Point, Ohio); 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mosie M. Ritchie was born June 28, 1921, and died June 13, 1995. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Apple Creek, Wayne County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Moses M. Ritchie was born June 28, 1921 in Kentucky, and died June 13, 1995 in Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Wayne County, at the age of 73. His father's surname is listed as Ritchie, his mother's maiden name as Tackett, and he was married at the time of his death.

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Moses Ritchie is found living in the home of his grandparents. Moses Tackett [Moses McClellan Tackett] is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 22, and he's 66 years old. Also listed are Susan [Mary Susan Shaffer Tackett] (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at 19, age 63), Edna (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Shirley (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Moses Ritchie (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 2 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Moses Tackett is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 76 years old. Also listed are Mary S. (wife, born in Kentucky, 7th grade education, age 72), Mosie Ritchie (grandson, single, rock dresser on a flood wall, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 7th grade education, age 18), and Bobby Tackett (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of ALTA MCFADDIN and MOSIE RITCHIE are:

    1. JACOB A. RITCHIE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jacob A. Ritchie was born in Johnson County to Alta McFadden.
    2. LARRY N. RITCHIE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Larry N. Ritchie was born in Johnson County to Alta McFadden.
    3. BRENDA RITCHIE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) DOOLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Brenda K. Ritchie was born in Johnson County to Alta McFaddin.
    4. BONNIE J. RITCHIE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ZIMMERMAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bonnie J. Ritchie was born in Johnson County to Alma McFaddin.
    5. JAMES F. RITCHIE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James F. Ritchie was born in Johnson County to Mae McFaddin.







NORMA V. CONLEY, daughter of MILLARD V. CONLEY and LOUISA JOHNSON, was born August 11, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 29, 1983 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married CHARLES WESLEY FERGUSON, son of JOHN WESLEY FERGUSON and SARAH ALICE RAYLAND, about 1925. He was born April 16, 1901 in Tennessee, and died December 14, 1940 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 316 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 489 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 her obituary, Norma Conley Ferguson (age 76), daughter of Millard V. and Louisa Johnson Conley, was born August 11, 1907 in Johnson County, died August 29, 1983 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Ferguson, in 1939. She was survived by 4 daughters, Juanita Mae Ward (of Lima, Ohio), Bonnie Bertrece [sic] Picklesimer (Lima), Mildred King (Staffordsville), and and Charles Jewellette Sole (Fort Myers, Florida); 1 brother, Brooks Conley (Staffordsville); 1 sister, Carmel Fredway (Louisiana); 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Norma Ferguson was born August 11, 1907, and died in August of 1983. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Norma V. Ferguson died August 29, 1983 in Johnson County at the age of 75. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Charles Wesley Ferguson died December 14, 1940 in Johnson County from pulmonary tuberculosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Tennessee, his birth date as April 16, 1901, his marital status as married, his wife as Norma Ferguson, his occupation as shovel operator doing road building, his parents as John Wesley Ferguson (b. Tennessee) and Sarah Alice Rayland (b. Tennessee), the informant as Mrs. Norma Ferguson of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Charles W. Ferguson died December 14, 1940 in Johnson County at the age of 39. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 166 (Civil District 14) in Sullivan County, Tennessee (dated May 6, 1910), John W. Ferguson is listed as the head of the household for house #112, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, married for 18 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Sarah A. (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 35), Maggie E. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 14), Adda S. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 12), Charls [sic] W. (son, born in Tennessee, age 8), Nora L. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 6), and Mable L. (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 2).

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 220 (Civil District 11) in Sullivan County, Tennessee (dated February 23 & 24, 1920), John W. Ferguson is listed as the head of the household for house #35, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Sarah A. (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, age 45), Adelaide (daughter, single, not working, born in Tennessee, age 22), Charlie (son, born in Tennessee, age 18), Mable (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 13), Helen (daughter, born in Tennessee, age 8), Roman (son, born in Tennessee, age 6), and Johnnie (son, born in Tennessee, age 3 years 2 months).

On page 32 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), C. W. Ferguson is listed as the head of the household for house #135, he's not working, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, first married at age 23, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Norma (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 22), Jauanita (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), and Bonny V. (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Charlie Ferguson is listed as the head of the household for house #34, he's a farmer, born in Tennessee, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Norma (wife, born in Kentucky, 1 year of high school, age 32), Jaunita (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Bonnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Jewel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

    The children of NORMA CONLEY and CHARLES FERGUSON are:

    1. JUANITA MAE FERGUSON, b. January 26, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 4, 2004, Allen, Allen County, Ohio, m. (unknown first name) WARD.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Juanita M. Ferguson was born January 26, 1926 in Johnson County to Narmie Conley.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Juanita M. Ward was born January 26, 1926, and died January 5, 2004. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Lima, Allen County, Ohio.
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Juanita M. Fergurson Ward was born January 25, 1926, and died January 4, 2004 in St. Ritas Medical Center in Ohio at the age of 77. Her father's surname is listed as Fergurson, her mother's maiden name as Conley, and she was living in Allen, Allen County, Ohio, and was divorced at the time of her death.
    2. MILDRED FERN FERGUSON, b. April 8, 1927, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 27, 2011, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EVERETT KING, son of TOLLIE KING and EUNICE BLEVINS. He was b. June 18, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 24, 2001, Lima, Allen County, Ohio, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mildred F. Ferguson was born April 8, 1927 in Johnson County to Norma Conley.
      According to her obituary, Mildred Ferguson King (age 84), daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Norma Conley Ferguson, was born April 8, 1927 in Paintsville, died November 27, 2011 in Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett King. She was survived by 2 sons, Charles Anthony King (of West Hill, California) and Everett Harold King (Lima, Ohio); 1 sister, Jewellelle Sole (Paintsville); 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Everett King (age 76), son of the late Tollie and Eunice Blevins King, was a retired miner. He was born June 18, 1924 in Johnson County, died April 24, 2001 in Lima, Ohio, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Mildred Fern King, 2 sons, Charles King (of West Hills, California) and Everett King (Lima); 1 brother, Cline King (Carey, Ohio); 2 sisters, Betty Lou Kimbler (Carey) and Myrtle Faye Dyer (Carey); 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. BONNIE VERTRICE FERGUSON, b. June 27, 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 17, 2009, Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan, m. (unknown first name) PICKLESIMER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bonnie V. Ferguson was born June 27, 1929 in Johnson County to Norma Conley.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Bonnie V. Picklesimer was born June 27, 1929, and died December 17, 2009. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan.
    4. JEWELL FERGUSON, b. 1932, Kentucky, m. WAYNE PRATER BLANTON.







LYDIA MARGARET RATLIFF, daughter of HENRY RATLIFF and LOUISA DALE, was born about 1854 in Kentucky. She married DANIEL B. DALE, son of CHANEY COLE and (unknown). He was born in January of 1853 in Kentucky, and died March 26, 1922 in Scioto County, Ohio. Daniel Dale married (2) MALAHA PRESTON, daughter of GILBERT PRESTON and CELIA WARD, about 1906. She was born January 25, 1869 in Kentucky, died March 12, 1950 in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, and was buried in Preston Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Daniel B. Dale's name is Daniel Cole in the 1860 census. It's Daniel Dale after that.

Lydia Ratliff's middle name has also been reported to have been Mary. It's listed as Margaret on daughter Katie's death certificate.

According to Ohio death records, Daniel B. Dale died March 26, 1922 in Scioto County.

According to her death certificate, Mahala Preston Dale died March 12, 1950 in Sitka from heart problems and senility. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as January 25, 1869, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Gilbert Preston and Celia Ward, and the informant as Raymond Dale.

According to her obituary, Mahala Preston Dale, daughter of Gilbert and Celia Ward Preston, was born January 25, 1869, died March 12, 1950 at the home of her grandson, Raymond Dale. She was survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Grace Daniel (of Thealka, Kentucky)); 1 sister, Mrs. Sarah Collins [Sarah Preston Collins] (of Thealka, Kentucky)); 1 half-sister, Mrs. Julia Daniel (of Ripley, Ohio); 1 half-brother, Elijah Preston (of River, Kentucky); 8 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

On page 27 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Daniel B. Dale is listed as the head of the household for house #71, he's a farm laborer, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Lydia M. (wife, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), Dellie (daughter, white, born in Kentucky, age 5), Jesse (son, white, born in Kentucky, age 4), Katy (daughter, white, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Allen Ratliff (brother-in-law, single, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20)

On page 36 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), Daniel Dale is listed as the head of the household, he's a farmer, born in January of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 27 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Garfield (son, born in August of 1882 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), James (son, born in September of 1883 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), John (son, born in December of 1887 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), Winfield Collins (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in [no month] 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, age 25), Della Collins (daughter, born in November of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 24), Jewell Collins [hard to read] (granddaughter, born in January of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5), Minnie Collins [hard to read] (granddaughter, born in August of 1896 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), Anne Collins [hard to read] (granddaughter, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5 months), and Sheridan Dale (nephew, born in June of 1885 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Daniel B. Dale is listed as the head of the household for house #76, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 40), Garfield (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), John (son, single, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), and Sheridan Dale (nephew, single or 1st marriage [hard to read], coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22). They are living next to Daniel's widowed mother.

On page 24 of the 1920 census for District 143 (Washington Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 20, 1920), Dan B. Dale is listed as the head of the household for house #152, he's a farmer, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 67 years old. Also listed are Mahala (wife, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 50), Chaney Dale (mother, widowed, white, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 88), Garfield (son, white, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 38), and Raymond (son, white, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Raymond Dale is listed as the head of the household for house #110, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 19 years old. Also listed are Katharine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), and Mahala Dale (mother, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 36, age 61).

    The children of MARGARET RATLIFF and DAN DALE are:

    1. DELLA DALE, b. November 1875, Kentucky, m. WINFIELD COLLINS.
    2. JESSE DALE, b. 1876, Kentucky.
    3. KATHERINE "KATIE" DALE, b. 1879, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 11, 1948, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Turner Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM "BUD" RATLIFF.
    4. GARFIELD DALE, b. August 1882, Kentucky, d. January 12, 1948, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Garfield Dale died January 12, 1948 in Eastern State Hospital in Lexington from pulmonary tuberculosis and a mental deficiency. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as 1881, his marital status as single, his parents as unknown, and his length of stay in the hospital as 25 years 4 months and 10 days.
    5. JAMES DALE, b. September 24, 1881, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 28, 1955, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CALLIE CASTLE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, James Dale, son of the late Dan and Margaret Ratliff Dale, was born September 24, 1881 in Johnson County, died February 28, 1955 in Johnson County, and was buried in the family cemetery in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife, Callie Castle Dale; 2 sons, Richard Dale (of Charlestown, Indiana) and Bill Dale (of Thealka, Kentucky); 7 daughters, Mrs. Maxine Spencer [Maxine Dale Spencer] (of Thealka, Kentucky), Miss Irene Dale (of Thealka, Kentucky), Mrs. Mae Cundiff [Mae Dale Cundiff] (of Charlestown, Indiana), Mrs. Emogene Tate [Emogene Dale Tate] (of Charlestown, Indiana), Mrs. Clara Jarrell [Clara Dale Jarrell] (of Indiana), Mrs. Clarla Larrell [Clarla Dale Larrell] (of Speedway, West Virginia), Mrs. Lizzie Daniels [Lizzie Dale Daniels] (of Silver Creek, New York), Miss Mollie Dale (of Jeffersonville, Indiana); 2 brothers, John Dale (of Paintsville), Jesse Dale (of Tram, Kentucky); and 1 half-brother, Raymond Dale (of Sitka, Kentucky).
    6. JOHN DALE, b. December 8, 1891, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 20, 1964, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SARAH "SADIE" CASTLE.

    The child of DAN DALE and MALAHA PRESTON is:

    1. RAYMOND DALE, b. 1911, Kentucky, m. KATHERINE CASTLE.







JOHN DALE, son of DANIEL B. DALE and LYDIA MARGARET RATLIFF, was born December 8, 1891 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 20, 1964 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married SARAH "SADIE" CASTLE, daughter of JACOB CASTLE and LYDIA WILEY. She was born April 29, 1888 in Kentucky, died July 30, 1943 in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky. Sarah Castle married (1) FRED SPARKS, son of NELSON SPARKS and CALISTA WARD, October 10, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in October of 1888 in Kentucky, died March 9, 1923 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Fred Sparks (age 22) married Sarah Castle (age 19) on October 10, 1907 in Johnson County.

When John Dale'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 North East Coal Company in Thealka, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Dan Dale of Bertha, Ohio, that he was born December 6, 1835 [mistake], and that he had a lame right leg. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had black eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to his death certificate, Fred Sparks died March 9, 1923 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from typhoid fever. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as October of 1888, his marital status as married, his occupation as miner, his parents as Nelson Sparks (b. Kentucky) and Clesta Ward (b. Kentucky), the informant as Nelson Sparks of Auxier, Kentucky, and the burial place as Thealka, Kentucky.

According to his obituary, John Dale Sr., son of Dan and Margarett Ratliff Dale, was born December 8, 1891 in Johnson County, died May 20, 1964 in Paintsville, Johnson County, and was buried at Highland Memorial Park in Paintsville. He was a retired miner and his survivors included: his wife, Mrs. Sarah Castle Dale [although Sarah died in 1943]; 1 son, John Dale Jr.; 2 step-sons, Richard Sparks (of Marion, Ohio) and Carl Sparks (of Paintsville); 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Geneva Meeks [Geneva Sparks Meeks] (of Paintsville) and Mrs. Theodore Miller; and 2 brothers, Jesse Dale (of Tram, Kentucky) and Raymond Dale (of Columbus, Ohio).

According to her death certificate, Sarah Dale died July 30, 1943 in Thealka from chronic myocarditis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 29, 1888, her marital status as married, her husband as John Dale, her parents as Jacob Castle (b. Kentucky) and Lydia Wiley (b. Kentucky), and the informant as John Dale of Thealka, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, "Mrs. Sarah Dale, 55, was found dead in bed Friday morning at her home in Thealka. In poor health for the past two years, it is reported that Mrs. Dale had been dead several hours before discovered by her daughter. The funeral was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Thealka Church with the Jones Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Revs Millard VanHoose and Don Fraley officiated. Survivors included her husband, John Dale, a mine foreman at the Thealka mine, four children by an earlier marriage, Richard, Geneva, Doris, of Thealka, and Carl Thomas in foreign service, and a son John Dale, Jr. She is also survived by a brother, Proctor Castle, who is the last of a large family of the late Jacob and Lydia Wiley Castle." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 65 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1910), Fred Sparks is listd as the head of the household for house #91, he's a coal miner working for N.E. Coal Company, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 2 years, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Sarah (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 Effie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 31 (Muddy Branch) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Fred Sparkes is listed as the head of the household for house #125, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Richard (son, Kentucky, age 11), Effie (daughter, Kentucky, age 6), Geneva (daughter, Kentucky, age 5), and Callie (son, Kentucky, age 7 months).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), John Dale is listed as the head of the household for house #96, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Effie Sparks (step-daughter, married, not working, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Richard Sparks (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Geneva Sparks (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Carl T. Dale [Carl T. Sparks] (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 14), Doris L. Dale [Doris L. Sparks] (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8), John Dale Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 3), and Lida Castle (mother-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 89)). Although Carl and Doris are listed with the last name of Dale, they are actually Sarah's children from her prior marriage.

On pages 27 & 28 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1940), John Dale is listed as the head of the household for house #223, he's a foreman in the coal mines, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 51), Carol Thomas Sparks (step-son, coal miner, born in Kentucky, age 20), Darus (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, 4 years of high school, age 18), John Dale Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Geneva Meek (daughter, separated, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 25), and Gena G. Meek (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 month [hard to read].

    The children of SADIE CASTLE and FRED SPARKS are:

    1. EFFIE SPARKS, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    2. EDWARDS SPARKS, b. December 18, 1911, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 26, 1912, Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edwards Sparks was born December 18, 1911 in Johnson County to Sarah Castle.
      According to his death certificate, Edwards Sparks died January 26, 1912 in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Lagrippe." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as December 18, 1911, his parents as Fred Sparks (b. Johnson County) and Sarah Castle (b. Johnson County), the informant as J. H. Holbrook of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Preston Graveyard in Thealka.
    3. RICHARD SPARKS, b. 1913, Kentucky.
    4. GENEVA SPARKS, b. June 21, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MEEK.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Geneva Sparks was born June 21, 1915 in Johnson County to Saddie Castle.
    5. CARL THOMAS SPARKS, b. May 26, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carl T. Sparks was born May 26, 1919 in Johnson County to Sadie Castle.
    6. DORIS L. SPARKS, b. January 19, 1922, Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, d. January 15, 2007, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. THEODORE MILLER.

    The child of JOHN DALE and SADIE CASTLE is:

    1. JOHN DALE JR., b. April 18, 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 11, 1980, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BARBARA SUE WILLIAMS.

    (This information comes from Barbara Williams Pfaff and other sources)







DOLLIE CONLEY, daughter of JOHN CLINTON CONLEY and SOPHRONIA HELEN "HELEN" JOHNSON, was born January 11, 1890 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 14, 1967 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in John Clint Conley Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (1) OSCAR MARK "OTT" TAYLOR, son of PHOEBE ELLEN RICE and JOSEPH TAYLOR, about 1905. He was born April 28, 1884 in Kentucky, died in 1920, and is buried in Hager Hill Cemetery in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married (2) LUTHER HORNE, son of MARGARET ISABELLE "BELLE" CONLEY and THOMAS HORN, about 1926. He was born June 5, 1897 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 28, 1970 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 316 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 489 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

Phoebe Ellen Rice was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Rice and Rebecca Lemaster.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website shows that Dolly Conley Taylor lived from January 11, 1890 to May 14, 1967, and was buried in John Clint Conley Cemetery in Jennies Creek, Kentucky, that Ott Taylor lived from 1884 to 1920, and was buried in Hager Hill Cemetery in Hager Hill, that Luther Horne lived from June 5, 1897 to October 28, 1970, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. Ott's father is buried in the same cemetery.

When Oscar Mark Taylor'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 in Johnson County, that his closest relative was Dollie Taylor of Hager Hill, Johnson County, and that he was born April 28, 1884. He was found to be of medium height and slender build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

According to her obituary, Dollie Conley Taylor (age 77), daughter of John C. and Helen Johnson Conley, was a lifelong resident of Jennies Creek. She was born January 11, 1890 in Johnson County, died May 14, 1967 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in East Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Taylor, in 1920. She was survived by 4 sons, Clarence Taylor (of Paintsville), Virgil Taylor (Leander), Bennie Taylor (South Point), and Alvis Taylor (Springfield, Ohio); 5 daughters, Mrs. Alta Auxier (Collista, Kentucky), Mrs. Doris Blair (West Van Lear), Mrs. Sophie Hitchcock (Barnetts Creek), Mrs. Opal Auxier (East Point), and Mrs. Josephine Branham (Ohio); 2 brothers, Troy Conley (East Point) and Dick Conley (Collista); 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Rice (East Point) and Mrs. Sissie Horn (Collista); 35 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dollie Taylor was born January 11, 1890, and died in May of 1967. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dollie Taylor died May 14, 1967 in Johnson County at the age of 77. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, Luther Horne (age 73), son of the late Tom and Belle Conley Horne, was born in Johnson County, died October 28, 1970 in a Paintsville hospital after being ill for a few days, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Taylor Horne, in 1967. He was survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Josephine Branham (of Springfield, Ohio); 2 sisters, Martha Horne (Collista, Kentucky), and Mary Castle (Sitka, Kentucky); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Luther Horne was born June 5, 1897, and died in October of 1970. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Ohio, and his last place of residence was in Hagerhill, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Luther Horne died October 28, 1970 in Johnson County at the age of 73. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 14 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28, 1910), Oscar Taylor is listed as the head of the household for house #92, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born unknown, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 20), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 1 month), and Doris M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 18 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Oscar Taylor is listed as the head of the household for house #41, he's a laborer in a lumber mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Dolla (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 30), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Virgil (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Dorse (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Bennie (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Alvis (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 9 months), Sophia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months [hard to read]).

On page 39 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 24, 1930), Luther Horne is listed as the head of the household for house #369, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Dollie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 34, age 38), Virgil (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Alvis (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Sopha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ople (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Josie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On page 37 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1930), Dollie Taylor is listed as the head of the household for house #330, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, she has a 3rd grade education, and she's 50 years old. Also listed are Bennie (son, single, new worker, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 25), Alvis (son, single, laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 24), and Josephene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 37 of the 1940 census for District 58-5 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1940), Thomas Horn is listed as the head of the household for house #224, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has no formal education, and he's 68 years old. Also listed are Belle (wife, born in Kentucky, 3rd grade education, age 69), Martha (daughter, single, not working, she's living in the sam house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 30), and Luther (son, married, carpenter, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 42).

    The children of DOLLIE CONLEY and OTT TAYLOR are:

    1. CLARENCE TAYLOR, b. September 20, 1906, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 17, 1989, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) MYRTLE FAIRCHILD, m. (2) MARIE STACEY.
    2. VIRGIL TAYLOR, b. February 28, 1908, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 31, 1983, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FAY LEMASTER.
    3. DORIS M. TAYLOR, b. June 18, 1909, Kentucky, d. July 28, 1992, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in West Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ALONZO SCOTT "LONNIE" BLAIR.
    4. ALTA TAYLOR, b. 1912, Kentucky, m. VIRGIL AUXIER, son of HARRY AUXIER and MIRANDA MUSIC. He was b. February 22, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 16, 1983, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Virgil Auxier was the brother of Woodrow "Buster" Auxier, who married Gertrude Music, daughter of Hattie C. Stone and William Lewis Music.
      According to his obituary, Virgil Auxier (age 79), son of Harry and Miranda Music Auxier, was a retired construction worker and a resident of Hager Hill at the time of his death. He was born February 22, 1904 in Johnson County, died March 16, 1983 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Alta Taylor Auxier; 1 son, Virgil Auxier Jr. (of Hager Hill); 4 daughters, Barbara Vanderwiede (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Carol Reynolds (Springfield, Ohio); Madilyn Moyers (Jeffersontown), and Virginia Welch (Dayton, Ohio); 2 sisters, May Hereford (Milton, Kentucky) and Octavia Blanton (Florida); 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Virgil Auxier died March 16, 1983 in Floyd County at the age of 79. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.
    5. BENNIE TAYLOR, b. 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LILLIE LORENE FITZPATRICK, daughter of DOROTHY JUNE "JUNE" BLAIR and MARTIN LUTHER "LUTHER" FITZPATRICK.
    6. ALVIS TAYLOR, b. 1916, Kentucky.
    7. SOPHIA TAYLOR, b. February 1918, Kentucky, d. November 19, 1998, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CECIL HITCHCOCK, son of DAVID JESSIE HITCHCOCK and ELSIE COLVIN. He was b. October 12, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1994, Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: A child of Sophia Taylor and Cecil Hitchcock was Jimmy Hitchcock, who married Carolyn Sue Spencer, daughter of George Spencer and Mildred Davis.
      David Jessie Hitchcock was the son of General Hitchcock and Mary Ann Frazier.
      According to her obituary, Sophia Taylor Hitchcock (age 80), daughter of the late Ott and Josie Taylor, was born in February of 1918, died November 19, 1998 at home in Staffordsville, and was buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Hitchcock. She was survived by 1 son, Bobby Hitchcock (of Staffordsville); 1 daughter, Judy Frazier (Staffordsville); 1 brother, Benny Taylor (Ashland); 2 sisters, Opal Auxier (Ashland) and Josephine Mink (Virginia); 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Cecil Hitchcock (age 79), son of the late David J. and Elsie Colvin Hitchcock, was born October 12, 1915 in Johnson County, died December 9, 1994 at home in Staffordsville, and was buried in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Sophia Taylor Hitchcock; 2 sons, Bobby R. Hitchcock (of Staffordsville) and Jim Hitchcock (Wittensville); 1 daughter, Judy Frazier (Staffordsville); 1 brother, Jessie Hitchcock Jr. (Chicago, Illinois); 2 sisters, Pauline Castle (Thealka, Kentucky) and Lova Ann Borton (Warsaw, Indiana); 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    8. OPAL TAYLOR, b. November 14, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 22, 2007, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EDGAR AUXIER. He d. 1988.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Opal Taylor Auxier (age 86), daughter of the late Oscar and Dollie Conley Taylor and a resident of East Point, was born November 14, 1920 in Johnson County, died May 22, 2007 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in Auxier Family Cemetery in East Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Auxier, 1988. She was survived by 3 sons, Kenneth Auxier (Staffordsville), James R. Auxier (East Point), and Leroy Auxier (Hager Hill); 2 daughters, Bonnie Lois Brown (East Point) and Sherry Slone (Inez, Kentucky); 1 brother, Bennie Taylor (Greenup); 1 half-sister, Josephine Mink (Virginia); 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The child of DOLLIE CONLEY and LUTHER HORNE is:

    1. JOSEPHINE HORNE, b. 1929, Kentucky, m. (1) DONALD B. BRANHAM, son of STEVE BRANHAM and ZONA TURNER. He was b. December 16, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 16, 1984, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky. She m. (2) (unknown first name) MINK.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Donald Branham (age 58), son of Steve and Zona Turner Branham, was born December 16, 1926 in Johnson County, died December 16, 1984 at home in Springfield, Ohio, and was buried in Turner Cemetery in Sitka. He was survived by his wife, Josephine Horn Branham; 1 son, Donnie Branham; 1 daughter, Evonda Lynn Robinson (Springfield); 3 sisters, Doris Daniels (Paintsville), Margaret Williams (Gloucester, Virginia), and Jackie Ealey (Pompano Beach, Florida); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Ohio death record transcripts, Donald B. Branham was born about 1926 in Kentucky, and died December 16, 1984 at home in Springfield, Clark County, at the age of 58. He was married at the time of his death.







ANNA DAVIS, daughter of NANCY CANTRELL and ALFRED DAVIS, was born about 1830 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died after 1880. She met (1) CIVILIAN FITZPATRICK. He was born about 1826 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married (2) JOEL B. ADAMS. He was born about 1810 in Virginia, and died after 1880.

Notes: Civilian Fitzpatrick is listed as Anna Davis' son Enoch's father on Enoch's death certificate. Civillian was the son of John Fitzpatrick and Francis "Fannie" Rice. He married Martha Robinson in the late 1850s. Their son, James Fitzpatrick, married Rhoda Blair.

On page 20 of the 1850 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 15, 1850), John Fitzpatrick is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 72 years old. Also listed are Francis (born in Virginia, age 47), Servillan (male, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Nancy (not working, born in Kentucky, age 27), William (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 18), and Charles (born in Kentucky, age 16).

On pages 15 & 16 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1860), Henry Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Nancy Davis (born in Virginia, age 59), Anna Davis (not working, born in Kentucky, age 30), Wallace B. Arms (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Enoch Davis (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 19 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky June 8, 1860), Civilan Fitchpatrick is listed as the head of the household for house #121, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Martha Fitchpatrick (born in Kentucky, age 25), Jeffery Robertson (born in Kentucky, age 10), James Robertson (born in Kentucky, age 7), and Abraham Fitchpatrick [Abraham Fitzpatrick] (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 1 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), Joel Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #4, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, and he's 60 years old. Also listed are Anna (born in Kentucky, age 40), James H. (born in Kentucky, age 5), and Nancy (born in Kentucky, age 3). They are living next to Anna's son, who's living with Anna's mother.

On page 7 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), Civillian Fitzpatrick is listed as the head of the household for house #49, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Martha Fitzpatrick (born in Kentucky, age 30), Jefferson Fitzpatrick [Jefferson Robertson] (born in Kentucky, age 17), James H. Fitzpatrick [James H. Robertson] (born in Kentucky, age 15), Abram Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick (born in Kentucky, age 12), John Fitzpatrick (born in Kentucky, age 10), Rosilla Fitzpatrick (born in Kentucky, age 8), Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (born in Kentucky, age 6), and Abbert Z. Fitzpatrick (male, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 24 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 15, 1880), Joel B. Adams is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, parents born in North Carolina, and he's 70 years old. Also listed are Annie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in North Carolina, age 50), James H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Nancy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Amanda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Enoch Davis (step-son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 30 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1880), Civillian Fitzpatrick is listed as the head of the household for house #370, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, age 50), Abraham (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Rosilla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Elizabeth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Albert (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Civillian [Civilian Jr.] (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5). According to Kentucky birth records, Wm. H. Fitzpatrick was born May 28, 1876 in Johnson County to Civillian Fitzpatrick (b. Floyd County) and Martha Robertson (b. Floyd County).

    The child of ANNA DAVIS and CIVILIAN FITZPATRICK is:

    1. ENOCH DAVIS, b. July 4, 1853, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 9, 1930, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA JANE "COONIE" ARMS.

    The children of ANNA DAVIS and JOEL ADAMS are:

    1. JAMES HENRY ADAMS, b. March 4, 1865, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 1, 1943, Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LOUSINA RICE.
    2. NANCY CATHERINE ADAMS, b. February 11, 1867, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 1, 1946, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FRANKLIN PIERCE BLAIR.
    3. AMANDA ADAMS, b. 1871, Kentucky, d. December 26, 1948, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1 ENOCH FAIRCHILD, m. (2) JAMES BALDRIDGE.







ENOCH DAVIS, son of ANNA DAVIS and CIVILIAN FITZPATRICK, was born July 4, 1853 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 9, 1930 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. Enoch Davis married (1) SAMANTHA BLAIR, daughter of MATILDA SPRADLIN and GEORGE WASHINGTON "WATT" BLAIR, November 19, 1881 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born August 14, 1855 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (2) MARTHA JANE "COONIE" ARMS, daughter of MARY M. BLAIR and WALLACE B. ARMS, September 9, 1883 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in April of 1863 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died about 1910 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Enoch Davis was the half-brother of James Fitzpatrick.

According to Kentucky birth records, Samantha Blare was born August 14, 1855 in Johnson County to Geo. W. Blare and Matilda Spradlin.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Enoch Davis (age 18 [28?]) married Samantha Blair (age 26) on November 19, 1881 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Enoch Davis (2nd marriage, age 30) married Martha J. Arms (age 20) on September 9, 1883 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, Enoch Davis-Fitch died September 9, 1930 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from heart trouble. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Riceville, his age as 77 years 2 months 5 days, his marital status as widowed, his wife as Martha J. Arms, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Cill Fitch (b. Barnetts Creek) and Nancy Davis (b. Barnetts Creek), and the informant as Albert Davis of Riceville, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Enoch D. Fitch died September 9, 1930 in Johnson County at the age of 77.

On pages 15 & 16 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1860), Henry Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Nancy Davis (born in Virginia, age 59), Anna Davis (not working, born in Kentucky, age 30), Wallace B. Arms (farmer, born in Kentucky, age 23), and Enoch Davis (born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 1 of the 1870 census for Barnetts Creek in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 17, 1870), Nancy Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #3, she's born in North Carolina and 66 years old. Also listed is Enoch Davis (farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 16).

On page 39 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 19, 1900), Enoch Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #334, he's a farmer, born in July of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Martha J. (wife, born in April of 1863 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 23 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 37), Milford (son, born in January of 1880 in Kentucky, age 20), Eddie (son, born in November of 1881 in Kentucky, age 18), Mary A. (daughter, born in March of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Franklin (son, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Sarah (daughter, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Cora (daughter, born in August of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), and Jessie (son, born in November of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 11 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Enoch Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #112, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Milton (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 29), Edward (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 27), Franklin (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 24), Sarah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Jessee (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), and Albert (son, born in Kentucky, age 11). They are living next to daughter Mary.

On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 40 (Riceville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 28, 1920), Enoch Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #80, he's working for the railroad, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 66 years old. Also listed are Albert (son, single, working for the railroad, born in Kentucky, age 22), Mary A. Burke (daughter, married, not working, born in Kentucky, age 34), Flora Burke [hard to read] (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and Franklin Burke (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10). They are living next to son Franklin.

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 7, 1930), Enoch Davis is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 26, and he's 76 years old. Also listed are Mary E. Burk (daughter, divorced, not working, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 46), and Albert Davis (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 30). They are living next to daughter Sarah.

    The children of ENOCH DAVIS and COONIE ARMS are:

    1. MILFORD DAVIS, b. January 31, 1880, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 25, 1953, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. ANNA M. YATES.
    2. EDWARD DAVIS, b. November 4, 1881,Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 21, 1952, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. STELLA LITTERAL.
    3. MARY ANN DAVIS, b. March 1884, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 3, 1932, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JOHN BURKE.
    4. FRANKLIN DAVIS, b. February 26, 1886, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 6, 1946, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EULA KISSINGER.
    5. SARAH DAVIS, b. May 20, 1889, Kentucky, d. August 24, 1962, Packerton, Kosciusko County, Indiana, buried in Claypool, Kosciusko County, Indiana, m. JOHN CLINTON YATES.
    6. CORA DAVIS, b. August 22, 1890, Kentucky, d. January 15, 1970 Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WARREN HARRISON LITTERAL.
    7. JESSIE DAVIS, b. November 28, 1894, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 25, 1928, Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SHIRLEY ELSIE BURKE.
    8. ALBERT DAVIS, b. July 30, 1898, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 5, 1949, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Albert Davis died May 6, 1949 at home in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and the cause of death is listed as "Pul TB Note: Had not seen him for several months but I understand he died rather sudden from massive Pul. Hemorrhage." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Riceville, his birth date as July 30, 1888 [1898], his age as 51, his marital status as single, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Enoch Davis and Martha Jane Arms, the informant as Bethel Litteral, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Riceville.
      According to his obituary, Albert Davis (age 51), son of Enoch and Martha Jane Arms Davis, was born in Johnson County, died May 5, 1949 at home in Riceville, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was survived by 2 brothers, Milford Davis (of Ashland) and Edd Davis (Riceville); and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Litteral (Riceville) and Mrs. Sarah Yates (Claypool, Indiana). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







VIVIAN WELCH, daughter of MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS and JOHN WELCH, was born March 22, 1898 in Kentucky, died April 15, 1991 in Thealka, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WALKER W. BURKE, son of WILLIAM BURKE and ARMINTA GEORGE, about June 6, 1919. He was born October 10, 1895 in East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 17, 1972 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found in the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 204 of that book it says:

No. 498. N. VIVIAN WELCH - B. 3-22-1898 M. 6-7-1919 to Walker Burke, B. 10-10-1895.
Children -
 
No. 824. N. Elmer Gordon Burke - born July 3, 1920.
      Walker Burke is a carpenter by trade, and resides near Thelma, Kentucky. He served with credit in the service of his government during the World War.

Arminta George was the sister of Alexander George.

According to her death certificate, Arminta George Spears died August 21, 1917 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from cholera morbus. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, he birth date as February 7, 1859, her marital status as married, her father as Robert C. George (b. Kentucky), her mother as "Can't find out," and the informant as C. L. Lester of Denver, Kentucky.

When Walker Burke's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Denver, Kentucky, that he was single and had a dependent mother, and that he was born October 10, 1895 in East Point, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had light brown eyes and light brown hair.

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Vivian Welch Burke lived from March 22, 1898 to April 15, 1991, and was buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Walker W. Burke lived from October 10, 1895 to January 17, 1972, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Vivian Burke was born March 22, 1898, and died April 15, 1991. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Vivian W. Burke died April 15, 1991 in Thealka, Johnson County at the age of 93.

According to his obituary, Walter W. Burke [sic] (age 76), son of the late William and Arminta George Burke, died January 17, 1972 in a local hospital after an extended illness, and was buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord. He was survived by his wife, Vivian Welch Burke; 1 son, Elmer G. Burke (of Seattle, Washington); and 2 daughters, Mary K. Burke Coleman (Dayton, Ohio) and Francis E. Burke Thacker (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Walker Burke was born October 10, 1895, and died in January of 1972. 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, Walker W. Burke died January 17, 1972 in Johnson County at the age of 76. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 2 of the 1900 census for District 102 (Hager Shoals) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Mintie Burk is listed as the head of the household for house #19, she's a farmer, born in February of 1859 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, and she's 41 years old. Also listed are Willie (son, born in September of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), Anjaline (daughter, born in July of 1892 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), and Walker (son, born in October of 1895 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 50 (Hager Shoals) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), John W. Spears is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 9 years, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Mintie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 9 years, age 50), Angie Burk (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16), and Walker Burk (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 31 (Muddy Branch) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 12 & 15, 1920), John Welch is listed as the head of the household for house #173, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Auther (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Walter Birke (son-in-law, married, coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), and Vivian Birke (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21).

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1930), W. W. Burk is listed as the head of the household for house #104, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Vivian (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 32), Elmer G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Francis E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 47 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 10, 1940), Walker Burke is listed as the head of the household for house #379, he's a laborer for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Vivian (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 42), Frances (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mary C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Elmer Gordon (son, born in Kentucky, age 20). They are living next to Vivian's parents.

    The children of VIVIAN WELCH and WALKER BURKE are:

    1. ELMER GORDON BURKE, b. July 3, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 15, 2002, buried in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, m. ELLIE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elmer G. Burke was born July 3, 1920 in Johnson County to Vivian Welch.
      According to his obituary, Elmer G. "Bud" Burke (age 81), son of the late Vivian Welch Burke and Walker Burke, was born in Johnson County, died October 15, 2002, and was buried in Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellie L. Burke. He was survived by 1 son, Michael G. Burke (of Mercer Island, Washington); 2 daughters, Linda Davis (Elgin, South Carolina) and Patricia Groff (Lynwood, Washington); 2 sisters, Frances Thacker (Paintsville) and Mary Catherine Coleman (Dayton, Ohio); 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. FRANCIS E. BURKE, b. May 27, 1928, Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 23, 2003, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky m. (1) CARL MURRY, m. (2) PAUL THACKER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Francis E. Burke was born May 27, 1928 in Johnson County to Vivian Welch.
      According to her obituary, Francis Burke Murry Thacker (age 75), daughter of the late Walker and Vivian Welch Burke, was a retired nurse and a resident of Meally, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born May 27, 1928 in Concord, died November 23, 2003, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Robert Murry; her 2nd husband, Paul Thacker; and a grandson, Stephen Wesley Estep. She was survived by 1 son, Paul Michael Thacker (of Pippa Passes); 2 daughters, Susan Estep (Paintsville) and Mary K. Coleman (Dayton); 2 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. MARY CATHERINE BURKE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) COLEMAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary K. Burke was born in Johnson County to Vivian Welch.







AUTHIE WELCH, son of MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS and JOHN WELCH, was born September 20, 1899 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 12, 1986 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married NANCY FRANKLIN, daughter of MACDONALD "MAC" FRANKLIN and MINERVA SAMMONS, January 15, 1920 in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born August 15, 1902 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 15, 1998 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found in the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall. On page 205 of that book it says:

No. 499. N. AUTHIE WELCH - B. 9-20-1900 M. 1-15-1921 to Nancy Franklin, B. 3-15-1901.
Children -
 
No. 825. N. John Cecil Welch - born April 24, 1922.
      Address, Thelma, Kentucky.

Nancy Franklin was the sister of Henry Franklin.

According to his obituary, Mac Franklin (age 78), son of Abe and Cynthia Webb Franklin, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born September 5, 1874, died July 30, 1953 in a local hospital, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Concord. He was survived by his wife, Minerva Sammons Franklin; 4 sons, Henry Franklin (of Thelma, Kentucky), Estill Franklin (Thelma), Floyd Franklin (Thealka, Kentucky), and Freddie Franklin (Marion, Ohio); 4 daughters, Mrs. Ida Murphy (Ironton, Ohio), Mrs. Myrtle Van Hoose (Ashland), Mrs. Angie Wells (Williamsport), and Mrs. Nancy Welch (Thealka); 1 brother, James Franklin (Thealka); 2 sisters, Mrs. Mahala Hall (Tomahawk, Kentucky) and Mrs. Minerva Delong (Van Lear); 29 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Minerva Franklin Franklin (age 91), daughter of Tom and Nancy Sammons Franklin [?], was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She was born March 25, 1876, died July 2, 1967 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Concord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Franklin, in 1954. She was survived by 4 sons; Henry Franklin (of Marion, Ohio), Freddie Franklin (Marion), Estill Franklin (Paintsville), and Floyd Franklin (River, Kentucky); 4 daughters, Ila Tuff (Ironton, Ohio), Myrtle VanHoose (Russell, Kentucky), Nancy Welch (Concord), and Angie [no last name](Indianapolis, Indiana); 2 brothers, Tom Sammons (Meally, Kentucky) and Martin Sammons (Thelma, Kentucky); and 1 sister, Martha Davis (Huntington). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of their headstone shows that Authie Welch lived from September 20, 1899 to March 12, 1986, and was buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord, Johnson County, Kentucky, and that Nancy Welch lived from August 15, 1902 to November 15, 1998, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to his obituary, Authie Welch (age 86), son of John and Mary Elizabeth Davis Welch, was a retired farmer and a resident of Thealka, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born September 20, 1899 in Johnson County, died March 12, 1986 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in the family cemetery in Thealka. He was survived by his wife, Nancy Franklin Welch, whom he married January 15, 1920 in Concord; 2 sons, John Cecil Welch (of River, Kentucky) and Billy Welch (Thealka); 1 sister, Vivian Burke (Concord); and 1 granddaughter. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Authie Welch was born September 20, 1899, and died in March of 1986. He received his Social Security card in 1964 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Thelma, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Authie Welch died March 12, 1986 in Johnson County at the age of 86. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Nancy Franklin Welch (age 96), daughter of the late Mack and Minerva Sammons Franklin, was born August 15, 1902 in Johnson County, died November 15, 1998 in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home, and was buried in Welch Cemetery in Concord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Authie Welch, in 1986. She was survived by 1 son, William Hansford Welch (of Concord); 2 brothers, Estill Franklin (Paintsville) and Floyd Franklin (River); 1 grandchild; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Nancy Welch was born August 15, 1902, and died November 15, 1998. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Tutor Key, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Nancy Welch died November 15, 1998 in Johnson County at the age of 96. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 68 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 4, 1910), Mac Franklin is listed as the head of the household of house #171, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 15 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Nervie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 35), Ida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Henry (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Nancy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Mertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Angie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 8 of the 1920 census for District 34 (Buffalo) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 9 & 10, 1920), Mack Franklin is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Nerve (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 45), Ida (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Henry (son, single, laborer - section hand, born in Kentucky, age 21), Nancy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Myrtie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Angie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Fredie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Estill (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Floyd (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1930), Autie Welch is found married and living in the home of his parents. John Welch is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 55), Authie Welch (head of family #104 under the same roof, married, not working, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 29), Nancy Welch (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 28), and John C. Welch (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 46 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 10, 1940), John Welch is listed as the head of the household for house #378, 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 65 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 65), Autney (son, married, coal miner, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 3rd grade education, age 40), Nancy (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 5th grade education, age 39), John Cecil (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 18), and William H. (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of AUTHIE WELCH and NANCY FRANKLIN are:

    1. JOHN CECIL WELCH, b. April 24, 1922, Kentucky, d. January 24, 1922, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HELEN WILETTE HAMILTON, daughter of CLAUDE EARNEST HAMILTON and RUBY BLAIR.
      Notes: According to his obituary, John Welch (age 66), son of Authie and Nancy Franklin Welch, was a farmer, and a resident of River, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born April 24, 1922, died January 24, 1989 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Welch Cemetery in Thealka. He was survived by his wife, Helen Hamilton Welch; 1 daughter, Betty Dawn Preston (of Tutor Key); 1 brother, Billy Welch (Thealka, Kentucky); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      Information found on the Johnson County Historical Society's website and a photo of his headstone shows that John C. Welch lived from April 24, 1922 to January 24, 1989, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    2. WILLIAM HANSFORD WELCH, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William H. Welch was born in Johnson County to Nancy Franklin.







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