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DON PELPHREY, son of SAMUEL HARRISON "HARRIS" PELPHREY and MARY SPRADLIN, was born March 7, 1905 in Kentucky, died March 8, 1973 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married LAVADA P. REED, daughter of ALICE HELTON and DOCK REED, about 1926. She was born July 20, 1905 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died December 29, 2001 in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his obituary, Don Pelphrey (age 68), son of the late S. H. and Mary Spradlin Pelphrey, was a retired merchant. He died March 8, 1973 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Denver. He was survived by his wife, Levada Reed Pelphrey; 5 sons, Carroll Pelphrey (of Paintsville), Jack Pelphrey (Springfield, Ohio), Joe Pelphrey (Dayton, Ohio), Donald Ray Pelphrey (Prestonsburg), and Leroy Pelphrey (Dayton); 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Johnson (Hager Hill) and Mrs. Naomi Ann Conley (Dayton); 1 brother, J. H. Pelphrey (Paintsville); and 1 sister, Mrs. Irvin Spradlin. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Don Pelphrey was born March 7, 1905, and died in March of 1973. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Don Pelphrey died March 8, 1973 in Johnson County at the age of 68.

According to her obituary, Lavada Helton Pelphrey (age 96), daughter of the late Doc Reed and Alice Helton and a resident of Hager Hill, was born July 20, 1905 in Oil Springs, died December 29, 2001 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Pelphrey. She was survived by 4 sons, Carroll Pelphrey (Paintsville); Jack Pelphrey (Springfield, Ohio), Joe Pelphrey (Franklin, Ohio), and Leroy Pelphrey (New Carlisle, Ohio); 2 daughters, Mary Alice Johnson (Hager Hill) and Naomi Conley (Huber Heights, Ohio); 1 brother, Bob Reed (Oil Springs); 1 sister, Margaret Colvin (Springfield, Ohio); 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchilren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, was born July 20, 1905, and died December 29, 2001. She received her Social Security card in 1959 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Hager Hill, Johnson County, Kentucky.

On page 32 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Don Pelphrey is listed as the head of the household for family #268 in house #255, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Lavada (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 24), Carroll (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 8 months [hard to read]), and Jack D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months [hard to read]). They are living under the same roof as Don's parents.

    The children of DON PELPHREY and LAVADA REED are:

    1. CARROLL L. PELPHREY, b. August 28, 1926, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 26, 2004, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VERNA MAE CHILDERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Carroll L. Pelphrey was born August 28, 1926 in Johnson County to Lavada Reed.
      According to his obituary, Carroll L. Pelphrey (age 77), son of the late Don and Lavada Reed Pelphrey, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was born August 28, 1926 in Johnson County, died March 26, 2004 at home, and was buried in Pelphrey and Childers Family Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Donald Ray Pelphrey. He was survived by his wife, Verna Mae Childers Pelphrey; 2 daughters, Anga Lynn Singleton (of Asheboro, North Carolina) and Carol Jean Robinson (Staffordsville); 3 brothers, Jack Pelphrey (Springfield, Ohio), Joe Pelphrey (Franklin, Ohio), and Leroy Pelphrey (Huber Heights, Ohio); 2 sisters, Mary Alice Johnson (Hager Hill, Kentucky) and Naomi Ann Conley (Huber Heights); 3 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. JACK D. PELPHREY, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jack D. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Lavada Reed.
    3. JOE H. PELPHREY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JO ANN SPRADLIN, daughter of RUIE ARMS and WALTER SPRADLIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joe H. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Lavada Reed.
    4. DONALD RAY PELPHREY, b. April 24, 1936, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 10, 2001, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. TONYA (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donal R. Pelphrey was born in April 24, 1936 in Johnson County to Larada Reed.
      According to his obituary, Donald Ray Pelphrey (age 65), son of Lavada Reed and the late Don Pelphrey, was born April 24, 1936 in Johnson County, died November 10, 2001 in U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Tonya Pelphrey (of Price); 1 son, Paul Leslie Pelphrey (Paintsville); 6 daughters, Teresa Gibson (Jamestown), Connie Shifflett (Midlothian, Virginia), Pam Mosier (Ozark, Michigan), Whitney Pelphrey (Prestonsburg), Kelsey Pelphrey (Prestonsburg), and Masey Don Pelphrey (Prestonsburg); 4 brothers, Carroll Pelphrey (Staffordsville), Jack Pelphrey (Springfield, Ohio), Joe Pelphrey (Franklin, Ohio), and Leroy Pelphrey (New Carlisle, Ohio); 2 sisters, Mary Alice Johnson (Hager Hill) and Naomi Conley (Huber Heights, Ohio); 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. NAOMI ANN PELPHREY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CONLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Naomi A. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Lavada Reed.
    6. LEROY PELPHREY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lee R. Pelphrey was born in Johnson County to Vada Reed.
    7. MARY ALICE PELPHREY, m. (unknown first name) JOHNSON.







ALICE HELTON, daughter of LUCINDA E. REED and JACOB W. HELTON, was born April 23, 1882 in Kentucky, died December 14, 1952 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married DOCK REED, son of DANIEL REED and MARY ANN "POLLY" WILLIAMS, about 1905. He was born January 25, 1879 in Kentucky, and died March 1, 1923 in Manila, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: When Dock Reed's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Manila, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Alice Reed of Manila, and that he was born January 25, 1881. He was found to be 6 feet tall, of medium build, and he had dark gray eyes and black hair.

According to her death certificate, Alice Helton Reed died December 14, 1952 in Paintsville Clinic from congestive heart failure. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 23, 1882, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Jake Helton and Lucinda Reed, the informant as Mrs. Don Pelphrey, and the burial place as the family cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Alice Helton Reed (age 76), daughter of Jake and Lucinda Reed Helton and a resident of Oil Springs, was born April 23, 1882, died December 14, 1952 in a local hospital following an illness of several weeks, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Reed, in 1923. She was survived by 1 son, Robert Reed (of Oil Springs); and 4 daughters, Mrs. Lavada Pelphrey (Denver, Kentucky), Mrs. Dixie Spradlin (Denver), _________ Baldwin (Oil Springs), and Miss Margarette Reed (Oil Springs). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Alice Reed died December 14, 1952 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

According to his death certificate, Dock Reed died March 1, 1923 in Manila from pulmonary tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as January 25, 1881, his marital status as married, his parents as Daniel Reed (b. Kentucky) and Mary Ann Williams (b. Kentucky), and the informant as Alice Reed of Manila, Kentucky. According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dock Reed died March 1, 1923 in Johnson County at the age of 42.

On page 11 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1880), Daniel Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #29, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), Polly A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Columbus (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Alonzo (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Dock (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Alice Helton is found living in the home of her uncle. George W. Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #40, he's a farmer, born in August of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Ida L. (wife, born in March of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 7 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living, age 27), Lettie (daughter, born in December of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Elbert (son, born in February of 1897 in Kentucky, age 3), Lydia Reed (mother, born in October of 1826 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living [mistake], age 73), William P. Reed (nephew, single, day laborer, born in July of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Alice Helton (niece, single, born in April of 1881 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), and Charley H. Williams (nephew, born in October of 1889 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 13 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Dock Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #84, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 5 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 28), Vada P. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Blanche M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Polley A. Reed (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 5 are still living, age 56).

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated Dock Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #10, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 35), Lavada P. [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Blanch M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Bob (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Dixie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Pollie A. Reed (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 67).

On page 14 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Alice Reed is listed as the head of the household for house #121, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and she's 48 years old. Also listed are Robert (son, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 19), Dixie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Anna M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

    The children of ALICE HELTON and DOCK REED are:

    1. LAVADA P. REED, b. July 20, 1905, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 29, 2001, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. DON PELPHREY.
    2. BLANCHE MARIE REED, b. December 9, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 1, 2000, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. LEABORN A. BALDWIN, son of JOHN BALDWIN and MYRTLE LEMASTER. He was b. October 22, 1908, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 4, 1996, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      According to her obituary, Blanche Marie Helton Baldwin (age 92), daughter of the late Dock Reed and Alice Helton, was born December 9, 1907 in Johnson County, died July 1, 2000 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Baldwin Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leaborn A. Baldwin; and 2 sons, Daniel Shelby Baldwin and Lee Eldon Baldwin. She was survived by 3 sons, Johnny, Lowell, and Larry (all of Oil Springs); 3 daughters, Dora Meade (Oil Springs), Mary Cantrell (Oil Springs), and Anna Marie Colvin (Curtice, Ohio); 1 brother, Robert Reed (Oil Springs); 2 sisters, Lavada Pelphrey (Hager Hill) and Anna Margaret Colvin (Springfield, Ohio); 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Blanche Baldwin was born December 9, 1907, and died July 1, 2000. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      According to his obituary, Leaborn A. Baldwin (age 87), son of John and Myrtle Lemaster Baldwin, was born October 22, 1908 in Johnson County, died April 4, 1996 at home in Oil Springs, and was buried in Baldwin Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his wife, Blanche Reed Baldwin; 4 sons, Lee Baldwin (Oil Springs), Johnny Baldwin (Oil Springs), Lowell Baldwin (Oil Springs), and Larry Baldwin (Paintsville); 3 daughters, Anna Marie Colvin (Curtis, Ohio), Dora Meade (Oil Springs), and Mary Cantrell (Oil Springs); 1 brother, Hershell Baldwin (Oil Springs); 2 sisters, Oakley Reed (Oil Springs) and Edna E. Arms (Shelbyville, Michigan); 29 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. ROBERT REED, b. June 3, 1910, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. Februay 19, 2002, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUIE EALEY, daughter of GEORGE EALEY and SUDA TRIMBLE. She was b. March 21, 1908, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 27, 2001, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: George Ealey was the son of Arta Francis Pelphrey and William Ely.
      According to his obituary, Bob Reed, son of the late Doc and Alice Helton Reed, was born June 3, 1910 in Oil Springs, and died February 19, 2002 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruie Reed. He was survived by 1 son, Bobby Reed (of Cumming, Georgia); 3 daughters, Billie Jean Fairchild (Oil Springs), Wilma Wheeler (Baltimore, Maryland), and Janice John (Capon Bridge, West Virginia); 1 sister, Margeret Colvin (Springfield, Ohio); 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Ruie Ealey Reed (age 92), daughter of the late George and Sudie Trimble Ealey, was born March 21, 1908 in Barnetts Creek, died February 27, 2001 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Reed Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Reed (of Oil Springs); 1 son, Bobby Reed (Cumming, Georgia); 3 daughters, Billy Jean Fairchild (Oil Springs), Wilma Deane Wheeler (Baltimore, Maryland), and Janice Carol Johns (Capon Bridge, West Virginia); 1 brother, Chat Ealey (St. Port Lucie, Florida); 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. DIXIE M. REED, b. May 14, 1913, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 10, 1955, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HAROLD SPRADLIN, son of BRITTON F. SPRADLIN and OLLIE P. LEMASTER. He was b. August 16, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 26, 1984, Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Denver, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Britton F. Spradlin was the son of Hamilton S. Spradlin and Martha Jane Lemaster.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dixie Reed was born May 14, 1913 in Johnson County to Alice Helton.
      According to her obituary, Dixie Reed Spradlin (age 39), daughter of Dock and Alice Helton Reed, was born May 14, 1913 in Johnson County, died September 10, 1955 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in the family cemetery. She was survived by her husband, Harold Spradlin; 4 sons, Buell Spradlin, Chalmer Spradlin, David Spradlin, and James Spradlin (all at home); 5 daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Ward (Thealka, Kentucky), Bonieta Spradlin, Francis Mae Spradlin, Janet Spradlin, and Phyllis Spradlin (all at home); 1 brother, Bob Reed (Baltimore, Maryland); and 3 sisters, Blanche Baldwin (Oil Springs), Mrs. Lavada Pelphrey (Denver, Kentucky), and Marguerette Reed (Oil Springs). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Harold Spradlin (age 71), son of Britton and Ollie Lemaster Spradlin, was a retired mechanic for Texaco Gas Company. He was born August 16, 1912 in Johnson County, died July 26, 1984 at home in Denver, and was buried in the family cemetery in Denver. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dixie Reed Spradlin, in 1955. He was survived by his 2nd wife, Irene Bentley Spradlin; 5 sons, Chalmer Spradlin (of Leander, Kentucky), Buell Spradlin (Denver, Kentucky), Gary Spradlin (Denver), James Spradlin (New Carlisle, Ohio), and Dennis Spradlin (Staffordsville); 8 daughters, Beatrice Ward (Fairborn, Ohio), Francis Mobile [Francis Mae Spradlin Mobile] (Dayton, Ohio), Bonita Carberry [Bonita Spradlin Carberry] (Dayton), Phyllis Wrobliski [Phyllis Spradlin Wrobliski] (Germany), Janet Spradlin (Orlando, Florida), Louise Spradlin (Denver), Ida Bell Dollarhide (Denver), and Lynn Greene (Sitka, Kentucky); 5 brothers, Douglas Spradlin (South Point, Ohio), Howard Spradlin (Phoenix, Arizona), Hendrick Spradlin (Nippa, Kentucky), Fred Spradlin (Weaver, Alabama), and Ben Spradlin (West Liberty, Kentucky); 3 sisters, Mable Taylor (Denver), Marie Meeks (Ashland), and Lorraine Simpson (Cincinnati, Ohio); 27 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. ANNA MARGARET REED, b. April 26, 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 17, 2010, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JEFFERSON COLVIN, son of LUCINDA E. REED and JACOB W. HELTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Annie M. Reed was born April 26, 1923 in Johnson County to Alice Helten.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Anna Margaret Reed Colvin (age 87), daughter of the late Doc and Alice Helton Reed and a resident of New Carlisle, Ohio, was born April 26, 1923, died May 17, 2010 in St. John's Hospice Center in Springfield, Ohio, and was buried in Reed Family Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Colvin. She was survived by 2 sons, Jerry Lee Reed (of New Carlisle) and Tony Reed [Anthony Reed] (DeGraff, Ohio); 1 step-son, Jimmy Colvin (Oil Springs); 1 step-daughter, Gail Lewis (Columbus, Ohio); 4 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







ZEPHANIAH M. CAUDILL, son of MARTHA HITCHCOCK and WILLIAM CAUDILL, was born January 28, 1856 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died April 26, 1939 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. He married MARY E. BAYES, daughter of SARAH PELPHREY and WILLIAM A. BAYES, October 21, 1875 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born May 29, 1857 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died before 1910.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Zephaniah Caudill was born January 28, 1856 in Johnson County to William Caudill and Martha Hitchcock.

According to Kentucky birth records, Mary E. Baize was born May 29, 1857 in Johnson County to Wm. H. Baize and Sarah Pelphrey.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Zephaniah Caudill (age 19, 1st marriage, farmer, b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky) married Mary E. Bays (age 17, 1st marriage, b. Kentucky, parents b. Kentucky) on October 21, 1875 in Johnson County.

According to Ohio death records, Zephanioh M. Caudill died April 26, 1939 in Akron.

On page 19 of the 1880 census for District 45 (Barnetts Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1880), Zephaniah Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Lenard (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), William A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Martha D. (daughter, born in July of 1879 in Kentucky, age 11 months).

On page 48 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 23, 1900), Zephania Caudill [hard to read the last part of his first name] is listed as the head of the household for house #407, he's a farmer, born in May of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 24 years, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Mary E. (wife, born in May of 1857 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 24 years, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 43), William A. (son, single, school teacher, born in November of 1877 in Kentucky, age 22), Martha D. (daughter, single, school teacher, born in July of 1879 in Kentucky, age 20), Oscar D. (son, born in April of 1881 in Kentucky, age 19), Zora M. (daughter, born in September of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), Leeroy (son, born in October of 1884 in Kentucky, age 14), Louverna (daughter, born in February of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Dewey D. (son, born in June of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Virgie (daughter, born in August of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Hattie (daughter, born in July of 1891 in Kentucky, age 8), and Sarah M. (daughter, born in May of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 24 of the 1910 census for District 121 (Cincinnati) in Hamilton County, Ohio (dated April 22, 1910), Zeph Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #1629, he's an agent in a flour mill, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Zora M. (daughter, single, waitress in a restaurant, born in Kentucky, age 20), Verna (daughter, single, pantry worker in a restaurant, born in Kentucky, age 24), Hattie M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), and Mildred S. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15).

On page 23 of the 1920 census for District 202 (Akron) in Summit County, Ohio (dated January 6 & 7, 1920), Z. M. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #176, he's a worker in a rubber factory, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Alfred (son, single, worker in a rubber factory, born in Kentucky, age 40), Oscar (son, single, worker in a rubber factory, born in Kentucky, age 36), Verna (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 32), Hattie (daughter, single, typist in a rubber factory, born in Kentucky, age 28), and Mildren (daughter, single, telephone operator, born in Kentucky, age 25).

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 77-228 (Akron) in Summit County, Ohio (dated April 8, 1930), William A. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #175, he's a rubber worker for a rubber company, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Zephaniah M. (father, widowed, salesman in a nursery, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 74), Oscar D. (brother, single, working in advertising, born in Kentucky, age 48), Luverna (sister, single, rubber worker for a rubber company, born in Kentucky, age 44), Hattie (sister, single, clerical worker for a rubber company, born in Kentucky, age 38), and Mildred S. (sister, single, typist for a rubber company, born in Kentucky, age 35).

    The children of ZEPHANIAH CAUDILL and MARY BAYES are:

    1. LEONARD CAUDILL, b. 1876, Kentucky.
    2. WILLIAM ALFRED CAUDILL, b. November 1877, Kentucky.
    3. MARTHA D. "DELLA" CAUDILL, b. July 8, 1879, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 22, 1967, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ISAAC GRANT "I. G." RICE.
    4. OSCAR D. CAUDILL, b. April 1881, Kentucky.
    5. ZORA M. CAUDILL, b. September 1882, Kentucky.
    6. LEROY CAUDILL, b. October 21, 1884, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 23, 1969, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) AURORA PICKLESIMER, m. (2) VIRGIE CONLEY.
    7. LOUVERNA "VERNA" CAUDILL, b. February 1886, Kentucky.
    8. DEWEY D. CAUDILL, b. June 1887, Kentucky.
    9. VIRGIE CAUDILL, b. August 1888, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) SULLIVAN.
    10. HATTIE M. CAUDILL, b. July 1891, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) POOL.
    11. MILDRED SARAH CAUDILL, b. May 1894, Kentucky.







LEROY CAUDILL, son of ZEPHANIAH M. CAUDILL and MARY E. BAYES, was born October 21, 1884 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 23, 1969 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Pete Bayes Cemetery in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) AURORA PICKLESIMER, daughter of MINERVA JANE WATKINS and JOHN HENRY PICKLESIMER, about 1903. She was born in October of 1885 in Kentucky, and died November 10, 1921. He married (2) VIRGIE CONLEY.

Notes: Aurora Picklesimer's death date was found in her father's obituary.

When Le Roy Caudill'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 U.S. Mail carrier, that his closest relative was "Aurora Caudill, wife" of Asa, Johnson County, and that he was born October 21, 1884. He was found to be of medium height and stout build, and he had black eyes and dark brown hair.

According to his obituary, Leroy Caudill (age 85), son of the late Zeffner and Mary Bayes Caudill and a resident of Swamp Branch, Kentucky, was born October 21, 1884 in Barnetts Creek, died November 23, 1969 in a local hospital after a brief illness, and was buried in Pete Bayes Cemetery in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by 2 wives, Aurora Picklesimer Caudill and Virgie Music Caudill. He was survived by 9 sons, Edgar, Raymond, and Ivan Caudill (of Swamp Branch), Estill Caudill (of Riceville), Ray Caudill (Springfield, Ohio), Orville Caudill (Flint, Michigan), Lewis and Leroy Caudill (Carey, Ohio), and Duell Caudill (Dunbar, West Virginia); 3 daughters, Ethel Hipkins (South Charleston, Ohio), Joilene Risner and Blanch Eckelberry (Carey, Ohio); 2 step-sons, Herschell Music (Carey, Ohio) and Lloyd Caudill (Toledo, Ohio); 4 sisters, Virgie Sullivan (Sciotoville, Ohio), Verna Caudill, Hattie Pool, and Zora Caudill (Akron, Ohio); 54 grandchildren; and 86 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), Roy Caudill 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 7 years, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Aurora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 24), Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Estill (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to Aurora's parents.

On page 1 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 2 & 3, 1920), Roy Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #1, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Aurora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 34), Edgar (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Estill (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ethel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Ivin [Ivan] (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Orville Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 7 months), and John H. Picklesimer (father-in-law, widowed, lawyer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 55).

On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12, 1930), Roy Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #156, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Vergie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 38), Raymon (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Iven (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Orvillee (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Lewis C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Buel V. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), Joyline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 11 months), Hershel Music (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 15), and Lloyd Music (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12).

    The children of LEROY CAUDILL and AURORA PICKLESIMER are:

    1. EDGAR CAUDILL, b. June 17, 1903, Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 23, 1991, Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WONNIE CONLEY.
    2. ESTILL CAUDILL, b. July 6, 1905, Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 24, 1983, Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio, m. MALTA CLICK.
    3. ETHEL CAUDILL, b. 1908, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HOPKINS.
    4. RAY CAUDILL, b. September 3, 1910, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 8, 2003, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, m. SARAH BETHEL WILLIAMS.
    5. RAYMOND CAUDILL, b. September 3, 1910, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 9, 2003, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GARNET NELLIE MAY.
    6. IVAN CAUDILL, b. January 18, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 10, 1985, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MAXIE CLICK.
    7. ORVILLE LEE CAUDILL, b. May 31, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 14, 1983, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MAE LEMASTER.







ORVILLE LEE CAUDILL, son of LEROY CAUDILL and AURORA PICKLESIMER, was born May 31, 1918 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 14, 1983 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, and is buried in Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MAE LEMASTER, daughter of JONIE ELLEN "SIS" BLANTON and LONNIE H. LEMASTER, March 29, 1941 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born August 16, 1922 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 11, 2002 in Clio, Genesee County, Michigan, and is buried in Bayes Cemetery in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to his obituary, Orville Lee Caudill (agee 65), son of Roy and Rory Picklesimer Caudill, was a retired employee of General Motors and a resident of Clio, Michigan, at the time of his death. He was born May 31, 1918 in Johnson County, died October 14, 1983 in Flint, Michigan, and was buried in Bayes Cemetery in Swamp Branch, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife, Mae Lemaster Caudill, whom he married March 29, 1941 in Paintsville; 2 sons, Orville Lee Caudill Jr. (of Clio, Michigan) and William "Chuck" Caudill (Clio); 2 daughters, Lillian Tahtinen (La Peer, Michigan) and Phyllis Caudill (Clio); 5 brothers, Edgar Caudill (Leander, Kentucky), Ivan Caudill (Swamp Branch), Ray Caudill (Swamp Branch), Raymond Caudill (Swamp Branch), and Estill Caudill (Carey, Ohio); 1 sister, Mrs. Ethel Hopkins (South Charleston, Ohio); 3 half-brothers, Lewis Caudill, Duellavon Caudill, and Leroy Caudill; and 2 half-sisters, Joline Risner and Blanchelene Elkberry. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to her obituary, Mae Lemaster Caudill (age 79), daughter of the late Lonnie and Joniellan Blanton Lemasster, was born August 16, 1922 in Johnson County, died April 11, 2002 at home in Clio, Michigan, and was buried in Bayes Cemetery in Leander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Lee Caudill. She was survived by 2 sons, Orville Lee Caudill Jr. (of Clio, Michigan) and William "Chuck" Caudill (Clio); 1 daughter, Phyllis Caudill; 1 brother, Everett Lemaster (Clio); 1 sister, Gladys Conley (Hager Hill); 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of ORVILLE CAUDILL and MAE LEMASTER are:

    1. ETHEL M. CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ethel M. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Mae Lemaster.
    2. LILLIAN I. CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) TAHTINEN.
      Notes: Ethel and Lillian Caudill were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lillian I. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Mae Lemaster.
    3. ORVILLE LEE CAUDILL JR, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Orville L. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Mae Lemaster.
    4. PHYLLIS A. CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Philis A. Caudill was born in Johnson County to May Lemaster.
    5. WILLIAM R. "CHUCK" CAUDILL, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, William R. Caudill was born in Johnson County to Mae Lemaster.







SARAH PELPHREY, daughter of JAMES PELPHREY and MARY DEAN, was born about 1838 in Kentucky. She married WILLIAM A. BAYES, son of JOSHUA BAYES and (unknown first name) OWENS. He was born April 20, 1838 in Kentucky, died June 4, 1915 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: William Bayes was the brother of Mary Frances Bayes.

Sarah Pelphrey Bayes reportedly died about 1875.

According to his death certificate, William A. Bayes died June 4, 1915 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, from nephritis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as McGoffin County, Kentucky, his birth date as April 20, 1838, his marital status as widowed, his occupation as farmer, his father as Joshua Bayes (b. Virginia), his mother's maiden name as Owens (b. Virginia), the informant as W. R. Bayes of McRoberts, Kentucky, and the burial place as Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

On page 19 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated July 21, 1860), Wm. A. Bays is listed as the head of the household for house #753, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 22), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Manerva (born in Kentucky, age 8 months).

On pages 31 & 32 of the 1870 census for Flat Gap in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated August 10, 1870), William A. Bayes is listed as the head of the household for house #214, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 32), Mary (born in Kentucky, age 13), and Manerva (born in Kentucky, age 10).

    The children of SARAH PELPHREY and WILLIAM BAYES are:

    1. MARY E. BAYES, b. May 29, 1857, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. ZEPHANIAH M. CAUDILL.
    2. MANERVA J. BAYES, b. December 22, 1859, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Manerva J. Bays was born December 22, 1859 in Johnson County to William Bays and Sarah Pelphrey.
    3. ELIPHUS D. BAYES, b. December 1, 1870, Johnson County, d. September 13, 1961, Fuget, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Elna, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA CANTRELL.







HERSCHEL B. CONLEY, son of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CONLEY and DORA MEADE, was born April 15, 1903 in Barn Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died March 8, 1985 in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky. He married GRACIE FYFFE, daughter of JAMES H. FYFFE and SUSAN FRANCIS FERGUSON, December 26, 1926. She was born August 3, 1906 in Kentucky, died October 23, 1944 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Barn Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 506 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Susan Francis Ferguson Fyffe's full name was determined by finding her death certificate (1869-1944).

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Herschel Conley was born April 15, 1903, and died in March of 1985. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Herschel B. Conley died March 8, 1985 in Lawrence County at the age of 81.

According to her death certificate, Gracie Fyffe Conley died October 23, 1944 in Paintsville Hospital from pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as August 3, 1906, her marital status as married, her husband as Herschel Conley, her parents as James Fyffe (b. Kentucky) and Susan Ferguson (b. Kentucky), the informant as Herschel Conley of Red Bush, and the burial place as Barn Rock, Kentucky.

According to her obituary, Mrs. H. B. Conley, daughter of James and Susan Fyffe and a resident of Red Bush, Kentucky, died October 23, 1944 in Paintsville Hospital following an operation. She was survived by her husband and 3 children. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1910), James H. Fyffe is listed as the head of the household for house #10, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Susan F. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 9 are still living, age 39), Plura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 19), Lyddie C. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Bessie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Merida S. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Noah M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Golda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lexie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 43 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 26, 1920), James Fyffe is listed as the head of the household for house #27, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Susan F. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 47), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Goldie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Lexie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Shelba (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Bulah (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 10 of the 1930 census for District 58-9 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1930), Hurshel Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #101, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Gracie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 23), and Ernestine (son, born in Kentucky, age 6 years 6 months).

    The children of HERSCHEL CONLEY and GRACIE FYFFE are:

    1. ERNESTINE CONLEY, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. JACK CONN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ernestine Conley was born in Johnson County to Gracie Fyffe.
    2. GLADYS MAE CONLEY, b. January 21, 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BOBBY J. PRESTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys M. Conley was born January 12, 1931 in Johnson County to Gracie Fyffe.
      According to her obituary, Gladys Mae Conley Preston (age 71), daughter of the late Herschel B. and Gracie Fyffe Conley, was born January 21, 1931 in Johnson County, died September 21, 2002 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. Conley. She was survived by her husband, Bobby J. Preston (of Tutor Key), 2 sons, Garry W. Preston (Dayton, Ohio) and Dennis A. Preston (Tutor Key); 1 daughter, Patricia Ann Preston (Dayton); 2 sisters, Ernestine Conn (Antioch, Tennessee) and Evelyn Preston (Red Bush, Kentucky); and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. WILMA EVELYN CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. PAUL VENCIL PRESTON.
      Notes: Wilma and Charles Conley were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Wilma E. Conley was born January 5, 1937 in Johnson County to Gracie Fyffe.
      According to her obituary, Evelyn Conley Preston (age 66), daughter of the late Hershel and Gracie Fyffe Conley, was born January 5, 1937 in Johnson County, died October 13, 2003 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Skaggs Town Cemetery in Flat Gap. She was survived by her husband, Paul V. Preston (of Flat Gap); 3 sons, Gerald Vencil Preston (Springfield, Ohio), Joel Keith Preston (Fairview, North Carolina), and David Glen Preston (Charlotte, South Carolina); 1 sister, Ernestine Conn (Antioch, Tennessee); and 8 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. CHARLES ELDON CONLEY, b. January 5, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 24, 1937.
      Notes: Wilma Evelyn and Charles Eldon Conley were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles E. Conley was born January 5, 1937 in Johnson County to Gracie Fyffe.







CLARINDA ADAMS, daughter of JACKSON ADAMS and JANE STONE, was born in March of 1838 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died March 14, 1907 in Kentucky. She married JACKSON REFFIT, son of DANIEL REFFIT and MARY (unknown last name), March 16, 1854 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born in May of 1829 in Morgan County, Kentucky, and died March 16, 1902 in Perlie, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: On page 78 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 28, 1860), James Reffith is listed as the head of the household for house #536, no occupation is listed, born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Clarinda (born in Kentucky, age 22), Sarah E. (born in Kentucky, age 4), Mary J. (born in Kentucky, age 2), and Smith (born in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 26 of the 1870 census for Precinct 1 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 26, 1870), Jackson Reffit is listed as the head of the household for house #177, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Clarinda (born in Kentucky, age 32), Sarah (born in Kentucky, age 14), Mary J. (born in Kentucky, age 12), Smith (born in Kentucky, age 10), Daniel (born in Kentucky, age 4), and James N. (born in Kentucky, age 2). They are living next to Clarinda's father and step-mother.

On page 19 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 4, 1880), Jackson Reffet is listed as the head of the household for house #151, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Clarenda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 42), Mary J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 22), Smith (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Lydda M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Daniel (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), James N. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Martha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On pages 43 & 44 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), James Reffit is listed as the head of the household for house #372, he's a farmer, born in July of 1868 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Caroliney (wife, born in March of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 2 children and 1 is still living, age 23), Stella (daughter, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 5 months), Jackson (father, born in May of 1829 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 43 years, age 71), and Clearinda (mother, born in March of 1838 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 43 years, she's given birth to 9 children and 7 are still living, age 62).

    The children of CLARINDA ADAMS and JACKSON REFFIT are:

    1. MARY JANE REFFIT, b. February 12, 1857, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 4, 1927, Hunnewell, Greenup County, Kentucky, buried in Greenup County, Kentucky, m. THOMAS J. CAUDILL.
    2. SMITH REFFIT, b. September 30, 1859, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 2, 1940, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Oldfield Cemetery, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. ANNA MARY WHITT.
    3. LYDIA MARGARET REFFIT, b. March 28, 1862, Kentucky, d. March 2, 1934, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) GULLETT.
    4. DANIEL REFFIT, b. August 1864, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    5. JAMES N. REFFIT, b. July 1868, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    6. JOHN REFFIT, b. 1874, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
    7. MARTHA REFFIT, b. June 24, 1877, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 3, 1925, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Oldfield Cemetery, Greenup County, Kentucky, m. ARCHIBALD PRESTON CAUDILL.







NARCISSUS LEMASTER, daughter of AMBROSE LEMASTER and NANCY MCGUIRE, was born in January of 1848 in Kentucky. She married HENRY WORKMAN on January 27, 1868 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born in February of 1849 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 5, 1921 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in William Tackett Cemetery in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.

Notes: In an article written by Todd Preston [the link was good in 2011], President of the The Magoffin County Historical Society, on August 12, 2010, in The Salyersville Independent newspaper, Todd wrote: "Clint McFarlan was born in 1868 and died in the 1940s. He married 7 Feb 1899 to Eliza Workman who was born in 1859 and died in 1911. She was a daughter of Henry Workman and Narcissus Lemaster. Narcissus was a daughter of Ambrose Lemaster and his first wife Nancy McGuire. Ambrose married secondly to "Granny" Fanny Shaver. You may remember that a monument was set recently for her and a twin marker is in the planning stage for Ambrose Lemaster and his first wife and children. Ambrose is buried in the Lemaster Cemetery behind the Falcon School and there is no access road except up the Tom Prater hollow."

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Henry Workman married Narcissa Lemaster on January 27, 1868 in Magoffin County at the home of Ambrose Lemaster. The witnesses were Ambrose Lemaster, Ely Lemaster, and Quincy Bailey, and the minister was Thomas Howard.

According to his death certificate, Henry Workman died March 5, 1921 from old age. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his marital status as married, and his burial place as the William Tackett Cemetery in Salyersville.

On page 1 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1880), Henry Workman is listed as the head of the household for house #6, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Narcissus (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 32), Mary E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Sarah F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Landy F. (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Eliza (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 62 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 30, 1900), Henry Workman is listed as the head of the household for house #539, he's a farm laborer, born in February of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 31 years, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Narcissus (wife, born in January of 1848 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 31 years, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 52), Dock (son, born in August of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Alonzo (son, born in August of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), and Hattie (daughter, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11).

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1910), Henry Workman is listed as the head of the household for house #143, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 41 years, and he's 58 years old. Also listed are Narciso (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 6 are still living, age 58), Denis Williams (son-in-law, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 2nd marriage, married for 1 year, age 29), Hattie Williams (daughter, born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 20), John H. Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6 months), Raleigh Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7), and Samuel Williams (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 19 of the 1920 census for District 68 (Salyersville) Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated February 3, 1920), Henry Workman is listed as the head of the household, he's not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in West Virginia, and he's 68 years old. Also listed are Narcissa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 69), and Lonzo (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 30).

    The children of NARCISSA LEMASTER and HENRY WORKMAN are:

    1. MARY E. WORKMAN, b. 1869, Kentucky.
    2. SARAH F. WORKMAN, b. 1870, Kentucky.
    3. LANDY F. WORKMAN, b. 1874, Kentucky.
    4. ELIZA WORKMAN, b. September 1879, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 3, 1911, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. CLINTON A. MCFARLAND.
    5. DOCK WORKMAN, b. August 1883, Kentucky.
    6. ALONZO WORKMAN, b. August 12, 1887, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. September 8, 1950, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: When Lonzy Workman's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer, that he was single, that he had a dependent father and mother, and that he was born August 12, 1890 in Salyersville. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair. Not being able to read or write, he signed the card with an "X."
      According to his death certificate, Lonza Workman died September 8, 1950 in Salyersville from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as August 12, 1892, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Henry Workman and Nora Lemasters, the informant as Georgia Workman, and the burial place as Tackett Cemetery in Salyersville.
    7. HATTIE WORKMAN, b. May 22, 1888, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 17, 1926, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) DENNIS WILLIAMS, m. (2) FRED GULLETT.







VIVIAN MARIE MCCLOUD, daughter of HATTIE CONLEY and WILLIAM IRELAND MCCLOUD, was born August 1, 1913 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 9, 2005 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JAMES C. CASTLE JR., son of JAMES C. LINDY CASTLE and CATHERINE FAIRCHILD, about 1930. He was born April 18, 1910 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 17, 1979 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 293 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

James Castle Jr. was the brother of William "Willie" Castle.

Catherine Fairchild was the sister of Louann Fairchild.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, James Castle (age 20) married Catherine Fairchild (age 18) on January 14, 1884 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Catherine Fairchild Castle died August 14, 1943 in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, from theumatioc heart disease with decompensation. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as October 13, 1865, her marital status as widowed, her husband as James C. Castle, her parents as Abner Fairchild (b. Kentucky) and Lucinda Salyers [Lucinda Salyer] (b. Kentucky), the informant as James Castle of Paintsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as Nippa, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Vivian M. McCloud was born August 1, 1913 in Johnson County to Hattie Conley.

According to her obituary, Vivian Marie McCloud Castle (age 91), daughter of the late William Ireland and Hattie Conley McCloud, was born August 1, 1913 in Johnson County, died January 9, 2005 in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Castle; 1 son, Allen Dale Castle; 1 daughter, Shirley Ann Kindle. She was survived by 6 sons, Roger Willis Castle (of Paintsville), Jim Castle (Paintsville), Charles Castle (Middlesborough, Florida), Larry Gene Castle (Whitebluff, Tennessee), Robert Lee Castle (Thelma, Kentucky), and William Joseph Castle (Staffordsville); 6 daughters, Louise McGowan (Port Orange, Florida), Linda Alshalchy (Port Orange), Betty Morgan (Pikeville), Malta Roberts (Flatwoods), Patsy Castle (Paintsville), and Debra Kay Price (Paintsville); 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Vivian Castle was born August 1, 1913, and died January 8, 2005. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to his obituary, James Castle (age 69), son of the late James and Katherine Fairchilds Castle, was born April 18, 1910 in Johnson County, died May 17, 1979 at home in Paintsville following an extended illness, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Vivian McCloud Castle; 6 sons, Roger Castle (of Pikeville), James Castle Jr. (Staffordsville), William Castle (Staffordsville), Larry Castle (Lowmansville), Robert Castle (Lowmansville), and Charles Castle (Nippa); 7 daughters, Shirley Kindell (Dayton, Ohio), Mary McGowan (Chattanooga, Tennessee), Betty Morgan (Van Lear), Linda Al-Shalcy (Chicago, Illinois), Malta Roberts (Staffordsville), Patsy Castle (Paintsville), and Debra Price (Thelma, Kentucky); 1 brother, Frank Castle (Paintsville); 24 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, James Castle was born April 18, 1910, and died in May of 1979. 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, James Castle died May 17, 1979 in Johnson County at the age of 69. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 39 of the 1920 census for District 29 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 27, 1910), J. C. Castle is listed as the head of the household for house #382, he's a carpenter, born in Ohio, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Catherine (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Willie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), and James Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1930), Kate Castle is listed as the head of the household for house #4, she's not working, widowed, first married at age 16, and she's 68 years old. Also listed are James (son, born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 19), and Vivan (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 17).

    The children of VIVIAN MCCLOUD and JAMES CASTLE are:

    1. SHIRLEY ANN CASTLE, b. December 26, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 11, 1999, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, buried in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. (1) (unknown first name) CALVERT, m. (2) VERN KENDALL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Shirley Ann Castle was born December 26, 1930 in Johnson County to Vivian M. McCloud.
      According to her obituary, Shirley Castle Calvert Kendall (age 68), daughter of Vivian McCloud Castle (of Paintsville) and James Castle, was born December 26, 1930, died February 11, 1999 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and was buried in Dayton Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Allen Dale Castle. She was survived by her mother; her husband, Vern Kendall (of Dayton); 3 sons, Bobby Calvert (Dayton), Donald Calvert (Dayton), and Jeff Calvert (Michigan); 2 daughters, Sabrina Smith (Clay County) and Dreama Booker (Dayton); 6 brothers, Roger Castle (Paintsville), James Castle Jr. (Paintsville), Chuck Castle (Jacksonville, Florida), Larry Castle (White Bluff, Tennessee), Robert Castle (Thelma, Kentucky), and William J. Castle (Staffordsville); and 6 sisters, Louise McGowan (Cleveland, Tennessee), Betty Morgan (Pikeville), Linda Al-Shalcky (Chicago, Illinois), Malta Roberts (Ashland), Pat Castle (Paintsville), and Debbie Price (Bowling Green). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. LINDA S. CASTLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) AL-SHALCKY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Linda S. Castle was born in Johnson County to Vivian McCloud.
    3. ROGER WILLIS CASTLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Roger W. Castle was born in Johnson County to Vivian McCloud.
    4. MALTA M. CASTLE, b. Floyd County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) ROBERTS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Malta M. Castle was born in Floyd County to Vivian McCloud.
    5. MARY LOUISE CASTLE, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MCGOWAN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mary L. Castle was born in Johnson County to Vivian McCloud.
    6. JAMES CASTLE JR.
    7. CHARLES CASTLE.
    8. ROBERT LEE CASTLE.
    9. WILLIAM JOSEPH CASTLE.
    10. ALLEN DALE CASTLE, b. 1952, d. June 8, 1956, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Turner Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Allen Castle (age 3 1/2), son of James and Vivian McCloud Castle of Paintsville, died June 8, 1956 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, following an extended illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Turner Branch. He was survived by his parents; 5 brothers, Roger, James, Charles, Robert, and William Castle (all at home); and 6 sisters, Mrs. Shirley Ann Calvert, Mrs. Mary McGown, and Mrs. Betty Jackson (all of Dayton, Ohio), and Linda, Malta, and Patsy Castle (all at home). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    11. LARRY GENE CASTLE.
    12. BETTY CASTLE, m. (1) (unknown first name) JACKSON, m. (2) (unknown first name) MORGAN.
    13. PATSY CASTLE.
    14. DEBRA KAY CASTLE, m. (unknown first name) PRICE.







MYRTLE M. MCFADDIN, daughter of LULA D. RICE and WARNIE BARNES MCFADDIN, was born May 7, 1901 in Kentucky, and died July 7, 1988 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She married VERN CONLEY, son of CYRUS NEWTON CONLEY and ELIZABETH MCCLOUD, about 1921. He was born November 15, 1900 in Kentucky, and died March 31, 1971 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 257 & 302 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 508 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 Vern Conley was born November 15, 1900 on Jennie's Creek, and married Myrtle McFaddin, who was born May 7, 1901, on August 1, 1921. Their children were Robert E. Conley and Paul E. Conley. It also says "This family lives on Jennie's Creek near the foot of the Henclip Hill."

Myrtle McFaddin was the sister of Madge Lee McFaddin.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Vern Conley was born November 15, 1900, and died in March of 1971. 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, Vern Conley died March 31, 1971 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Myrtle Conley was born May 7, 1901, and died July 7, 1988. She received her Social Security card in 1960 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Myrtle M. Conley died July 7, 1988 in Floyd County at the age of 87. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 44 of the 1930 census for District 58-4 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 28 & 29, 1930), Vern Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #416, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 29), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 years 6 months), and Betty Z. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 1 month).

On pages 62 & 63 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 1, 1940), Vern Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #565, he's a laborer 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 39 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 38), Robert (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Paul (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Betty (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), George (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Joan (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Harold (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Billy (son, born in Kentucky, age 7 months).

    The children of VERN CONLEY and MYRTLE MCFADDIN are:

    1. ROBERT EARL CONLEY, b. 1923, Kentucky.
    2. PAUL EDWARD CONLEY, b. October 29, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 17, 1975, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his obituary, Paul E. Conley (age 50), son of Vern and Myrtle McFaddin Conley, was employed by the city of Paintsville, Kentucky, as assistant fire chief. He was born October 29, 1924 in Johnson County, died June 17, 1975 in a Lexington Hospital following a brief illness, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his mother; 2 sons, Paul Thomas Conley (of South Boston, Massachusetts) and Michael Conley (Paintsville); 1 daughter, Patricia Ann Clayton (South Boston); 6 brothers, George Conley (Thealka, Kentucky), Charles Conley (Mansfield, Ohio), Robert Conley (Oak Harbor, Ohio), Harold Conley (Mariox, Indiana), Bill Conley (Paintsville), and Clifford Conley (Paintsville); and 1 grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. CHARLES CONLEY, b. October 19, 1926, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 18, 2005, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, buried in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, m. SELVINLENE "SIB" PHIPPS, daughter of ADDIE MONTGOMERY and ARLEN PHIPPS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles Conley was born October 19, 1926 in Johnson County to Myrtle McCloud.
      According to his obituary, Charles Conley (age 78), son of the late Vern and Myrtle McFadden Conley, was retired from General Motors, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born October 19, 1926 in Paintsville, Kentucky, died February 18, 2005 at home in Mansfield, Ohio, and was buried in Mansfield Cemetery. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul and Clifford Conley; and 1 sister, Betty Stableton. He was survived by his wife, Selvinlene "Sib" Conley; 1 daughter, Reatta Cole (of Mansfield); 4 brothers, Robert Earl Conley (Staffordsville), George Conley (Staffordsville), Harold Conley (Hager Hill), and Bill Conley (Paintsville); 1 sister, JoAnn VanHoose (Paintsville); and 1 grandson, Austine Cole (Mansfield). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. BETTY Z. CONLEY, b. March 22, 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 9, 1959, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARION STAPLETON JR.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hellen Conley was born March 22, 1929 in Johnson County to Myrtle McFaddin.
      According to her obituary, Betty Conley Stapleton (age 29), daughter of Vern and Myrtle McFaddin Conley of Paintsville, was born March 22, 1929 in Johnson County, died February 9, 1959 in a local hospital following an illness of several days, and was buried in the family cemetery. In addition to her parents, she was survived by her husband, Marion Stapleton Jr. (of Southside); 5 children, William Franklin Stapleton, Carolyn Sue Stapleton, Eugenia Stapleton, Shirley Ann Stapleton, and Helen Lavern Stapleton (all at home); 7 brothers, Robert Earl Conley (Rocky Ridge, Ohio), Paul E. Conley (Mansfield, Ohio), Charles Conley (Mansfield), George H. Conley (Paintsville), Billy V. Conley (Paintsville), and Clifford M. Conley (Paintsville); and 1 sister, Mrs. Jo Ann VanHoose (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. GEORGE HARMON CONLEY, b. October 28, 1931, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 16, 2005, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERTA CASTLE.
      Notes: According to his obituary, George H. Conley (age 74), son of the late Vern and Myrtle McFaddin Conley, was a retired state and federal worker. He was born October 28, 1931 in Johnson County, died November 16, 2005 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Clifford Conley, Paul Conley, and Charles Conley; and 1 sister, Betty Stapleton. He was survived by his wife, Roberta Castle Conley (of Paintsville); 1 son, Jimmy George Conley (Paintsville); 3 brothers, Robert Earl Conley (Staffordsville), Harold Conley (Hager Hill), and Bill Conley (Meally); 1 sister, Joann Vanhoose (Paintsville); 2 grandchildren; and 3 step-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. JOANN CONLEY, b. 1934, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ROBERT VANHOOSE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Joe A. Conley was born in Johnson County to Myrtle McFaddin.
    7. HAROLD CONLEY, b. 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. RUBY JOHNSON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harold Conley was born in Johnson County to Myrtle McFadden.
    8. BILL V. CONLEY, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billy V. Conley was born in Johnson County to Myrtle McFadden.
    9. CLIFFORD MORRIS CONLEY, b. July 1, 1942, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 1, 1998, Paintsville, Johnson County, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cliford M. Conley was born July 1, 1942 in Johnson County to Myrtle McFaddin.
      According to his obituary, Clifford Morris Conley (age 55), son of Vern and Myrtie McFaddin Conley, was born July 1, 1942 in Paintsville, and died April 1, 1998 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. He was survived by 2 sons, Kevin Conley (of Wabash, Indiana), and Kenneth Conley (Wabash); 5 brothers, Robert Earl Conley (Paintsville), Bill Conley (Paintsville), Charles Conley (Mansfield, Ohio), George Conley (Staffordsville), and Rev. Harold Conley (Hager Hill); 1 sister, JoAnn VanHoose (Paintsville); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







CLARINDA FRANCIS FAIRCHILD, daughter of ELI W. FAIRCHILD and MALISSA JANE MAY, was born August 23, 1856 in State Road Fork, Floyd County, Kentucky, and died after 1930. She married MARTIN N. RICE, son of HARRISON RICE and SARAH ANN ROWLAND, December 15, 1877 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born November 15, 1855 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 4, 1936 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and is buried on the Rice farm on the Middle Fork of Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 368 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 pages 455 & 474 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, on page 455 it says that Harrison Rice was born March 6, 1832, and died January 1, 1922. He married Sallie Rollin and their children were 1. Armstong Rice, 2. Martin N. Rice, 3. Patrick G. Rice, 4. Mary Elizabeth Rice, 5. Linda Alice Rice, and 6. Julia Rice. Harrison Rice married (2) a Lemasater, and (3) (unknown). On page 474 it says that Martin N. Rice married a Fairchilds, daughter of Elias Fairchilds of Asa's Creek. Their children were 1. Martin Rice, 2. ? - married a McFaddin, 3. ? - married a Ratliff, 4. ?, 5. ? - married a Ratliff. It also says that they lived on Middle Fork of Jennies Creek.

Martin N. Rice was the brother of Patrick Green Rice, Armstrong Rice, and Julia Frances Rice.

Sarah Ann Rowland's maiden name was confirmed by finding the birth records of 4 of her children. Martin Rice was born November 15, 1855 in Jennies Creek to Harrison Rice and Sarah Rolon. Patrick Rice was born August 16, 1857 in Jennies Creek, Floyd County to Harison Rice and Sarah Roland. Mary E. Rice was born February 22, 1859 in Johnson County to Harrison Rice and Sarah an Rowland. And George W. Rice was born March 20, 1861 in Johnson County to Harrison Rice (b. Floyd County) and Sarah An Rowland (b. Indiana).

According to Kentucky birth records, Clarinda France Farchilds was born August 23, 1856 in State Road Fork, Floyd County, to Eli W. Farchilds and Malisa May.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Martin N. Rice (b. Floyd County, age 22, farmer, 1st marriage, father b. Floyd County, mother born Indiana) married Clarinda F. Fairchild (b. Floyd County, age 21, 1st marriage, father b. Floyd County, mother b. Morgan County) on December 15, 1877 in Johnson County.

According to his obituary, Martin N. Rice (age 80), son of Harrison Rice and grandson of Martin R. Rice, who was one of the pioneer settlers of the Jennies Creek section of Johnson County, died April 4, 1936 at the Portsmouth, Ohio, home of his daughter, Mrs. Zoia Ratliff, and was buried on the Rice farm on Middle Fork of Jennies Creek. He was survived by 1 son, Warnie E. Rice (of Greenwich, Ohio); 2 daughters, Mrs. Zoia Ratliff (Portsmouth) and Mrs. Margia Ratliff (New Boston, Ohio); 1 brother, Patrick G. Rice (Garrison, Kentucky); 2 sisters, Mrs. Abe Fitzpatrick (Middle Fork) and Mrs. Clark May (Salyersville); 18 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 20 of the 1860 census for Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1860), Harrison Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #128, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 28 years old. Also listed are Sarahan (born in Kentucky, age 28), Martin (born in Kentucky, age 4), Patrick (born in Kentucky, age 1), and Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 14 of the 1870 census for Paintsville in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1870), Harrison Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #95, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Sarah A. (born in Kentucky, age 39), Martin N. (born in Kentucky, age 15), Patrick (born in Kentucky, age 13), Mary E. (born in Kentucky, age 11), Armstrong (born in Kentucky, age 9), Malinda A. (born in Kentucky, age 7), Julia F. (born in Kentucky, age 4), and Edith Catherine (born in November of 1869 in Kentucky, age 6 months).

On page 21 of the 1880 census for District 43 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Martin Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #294, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed is Clarinda (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23). They are living next to Martin's parents.

On page 23 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Martin Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #198, he's a farmer, born in December of 1855 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Indiana, married for 22 years, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Clarinda F. (wife, born in August of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 22 years, she's given birth to 6 children and 5 are still living, age 43), Arminta Z. (daughter, born in June of 1880 in Kentucky, age 19), Loula S. (daughter, born in August of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Mergia B. (daughter, born in April of 1887 in Kentucky, age 13), Nola C. (daughter, born in May of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), and Warney E. (son, born in August of 1889 in Kentucky, age 9 months).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 73 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Martin N. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #16, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Indiana, 1st marriage, married for 32 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Clarinda F. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 53), Mergia B. (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Warnie E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Eddie G. Rice (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and Ernie Ratcliff (hired man, widowed, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

On page 17 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 19 & 20, 1920), Martin N. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #162, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Indiana, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Clarinda F. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 62), and Warnie E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20).

On page 31 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1930), Martin N. Rice [hard to read] is listed as the head of the household for house #243, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 74 years old. Also listed is Francis (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 73). Living under the same roof but listed as a separate family is son Warnie and his family.

    The children of CLARINDA FAIRCHILD and MARTIN RICE are:

    1. ARMINTA ZOIE "ZOIE" RICE, b. June 11, 1880, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 18, 1970, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, m. ESAU RATLIFF.
    2. LULA D. RICE, b. August 24, 1884, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 21, 1935, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WARNIE BARNES MCFADDIN.
    3. MARGIE B. RICE, b. April 1887, Kentucky, d. February 23, 1969, Willard, Huron County, Ohio, m. ALBERT RATLIFF.
    4. NOLA C. RICE, b. May 1889, Kentucky, d. before 1910, m. ERNEST RATLIFF.
    5. WARNIE E. RICE, b. August 1899, Kentucky, d. December 7, 1947, Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, buried in Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, m. STELLA MAY.







LULA D. RICE, daughter of CLARINDA FRANCIS FAIRCHILD and MARTIN N. RICE, was born August 24, 1884 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died June 21, 1935 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WARNIE BARNES MCFADDIN, son of JOHN H. MCFADDIN and FLORENCE MORTON. He was born June 30, 1880 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 22, 1949 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Southside, Johnson County, Kentucky. Barnes McFadden married (2) EMMALINE "EMMA" LYONS. She was born about 1889 in Kentucky. Emma Lyons married (1) WILLIAM DAVID ARTHINGTON NELSON.

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

According to his death certificate, there was a male child who was born prematurely on March 12, 1911 in Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died after living for only 15 minutes. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Barnes Mcfadden (b. Johnson County) and Lula D. Rice (b. Johnson County, the informant as Barnes Mcfadden of Denver, Kentucky, and the burial place as Martin N. Rice Cemetery in Denver.

According to his death certificate, there was another male child who was born on January 25, 1912 in Jennies Creek, and died after living for only 15 minutes. Also on this certificate, his parents are listed as Barnes Mcfadden (b. Johnson County) and Lula D. Rice (b. Johnson County), and the informant as Barnes Mcfaddin of Denver, Kentucky.

When Warnie Barns McFaddin'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 Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Lula McFaddin of East Point [Johnson County], Kentucky, and that he was born June 30, 1879. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

According to her death certificate, Lulia Mcfaddin died June 21, 1935 in Paintsville from myocarditis. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as August 24, 1884, her marital status as married, her husband as Barnes McFaddin, her parents as M. N. Rice (b. Kentucky) and Frances Fairchild (b. Kentucky), the informant as Barnes McFaddin of Paintsville, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to her obituary, Lulie Rice McFadden (age 51), was the mother of 15 children, 9 of whom preceded her in death. She had been suffering from heart trouble for some time and her death was not unexpected. She died June 20, 1935 at home in Southside, and was buried in the family cemetery in Jennies Creek. She was survived by her husband Barnes McFadden; 6 children, Mrs. John Watts (Huntington, West Virginia), Mrs. Vern Conley (Paintsville), Mrs. Hubert Blair (Paintsville), Mrs. Wiley Collins (Van Lear), John McFadden (Salyersville), and Frank McFadden (Salyersville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lulia Mcfoddin died June 21, 1935 in Johnson County at the age of 50.

According to his obituary, Barnes McFaddin (age 70), son of John H. and Florence Morton McFaddin, was a retired miner. He was born June 30, 1879 in Johnson County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vern Conley, in July of 1949 after an illness of 8 years, and was buried in the family cemetery in Southside [Paintsville]. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Lula Rice McFaddin, in 1935. He was survived by his 2nd wife, Emma Lyons McFaddin; 2 sons, John H. McFaddin (of Fairfield, Ohio) and Frank McFaddin (Dayton, Ohio); 5 daughters, Mrs. Vern Conley, Mrs. Myrtle Conley (Paintsville), Mrs. Maudie Collins (Van Lear), Mrs. Mattie Watts (Louisville), and Mrs. Madge Salyers (Flint, Michigan); 3 brothers, Ed McFaddin (Paintsville), Claude McFaddin (Tomahawk), and Ross McFaddin (Paintsville); 2 sisters, Mrs. Catherine Stricklin (Paintsville) and Mrs. Mary McCloud (Paintsville); 21 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Barnes Mcfaddin died July 22, 1949 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

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 3 of the 1910 census for District 73 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), Barns McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #17, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 10 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Lula D. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 26), Mirtle M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Maudie F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Mattie F. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), John H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Mary (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 13 of the 1920 census for District 15 (Abbott) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated January 12 & 13, 1920), Barns McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #102, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Lulia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 36), Mytrle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Maudie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Mattie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), John H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Madgie Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 39 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1930), Barnes McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #194, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, first married at age 21, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Loula (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 46), Madgie Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Frank Ramey [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), John G. (son, married, farmer, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22), and Mittie (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22).

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 58-2 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1940), Bernes McFaddin is listed as the head of the household for house #197, he's a night watchman at the W.P.A. building, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 61 years old. Also listed are Emma (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 51), Mildred Louise Nelson (step-daughter, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, age 14), and Isaac Nelson (step-son, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, age 12).

    The children of LULA RICE and BARNES MCFADDIN are:

    1. MYRTLE M. MCFADDIN, b. May 7, 1901, Kentucky, d. July 7, 1988, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. VERN CONLEY.
    2. MAUDIE F. MCFADDIN, b. February 2, 1903, Kentucky, d. June 1, 1991, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, m. WILEY COLLINS.
    3. MATTIE FRANCIS MCFADDIN, b. 1906, Kentucky, m. JOHN WATTS.
    4. JOHN H. MCFADDIN, b. 1908, Kentucky, m. MITTIE (unknown last name).
    5. MARY MCFADDIN, b. 1910, Kentucky, d. before 1920.
    6. MADGE LEE MCFADDIN, b. May 16, 1913 in Floyd County, Kentucky, m. HERBERT BLAIR.
    7. FRANK MCFADDIN, b. 1918, Kentucky.
    8. MARGARET MCFADDIN, b. August 23, 1922, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 25, 1922, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Margaret McFaddin was born August 23, 1922 in Johnson County to Lula Rice.
      According to her death certificate, Margaret McFaddin died Auguste 25, 1922 in Van Lear as the results of being born 2 1/2 months prematurely. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Van Lear, her birth date as August 23, 1922, her parents as Barnes McFaddin (b. Kentucky)a and Lula Rice (b. Kentucky), the informant as Barnes McFaddin of Van Lear, and the burial place as the family cemetery.







HEBER C. CONLEY, son of HENRY CLAY HARRIS CONLEY and CATHARINE RICE, was born June 16, 1890 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 19, 1963 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married JULIA A. HAZELETT, daughter of JOHN A. HAZELETT and ARDELIA FRANCES MCFARLAND, March 17, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born June 7, 1892 in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died January 13, 1966 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 331 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on this family can be also found on page 457 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

Julia Hazelett was the sister of Warrick R. Hazelett.

A photo of their headstone shows that Heber C. Conley lived from 1890 to 1963, and that Julia A. Conley lived from 1897 to 1966.

According to his obituary, John A. Hazelett (age 88), son of Press [Preston] and Armizinda Patrick Hazelett, was affectionately known as "Uncle John" throughout Johnson and adjoining counties, and was a traveling salesman in Eastern Kentucky for over 60 years. He represented the Consolidated Grocery Company of Ashland for 15 years, and the George E. Pellens Coffee Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, until a few months prior to his death. He was born August 15, 1865 in Magoffin County, died December 9, 1953 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Cap Cemetery in Lakeville, Kentucky. He was married 66 years prior to Ardelia Frances McFarland, who preceded him in death August 12, 1953. He was survived by 2 sons, Tom Hazelett and Warrick Hazelett (both of Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Heber Conley and Miss Belle Hazelett (both of Paintsville); 1 brother, Noah Hazelett (Mt. Sterling); 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

When Heber Conley's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a carpenter working for Ernest Turner in Paintsville, that he was single, and that he was June 16, 1889 in Paintsville. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes, black hair, and a weak heart.

According to his obituary, Heber Conley (age 72), son of the late Henry and Katherine Rice Conley, was a veteran of World War I and a resident of Paintsville for most of his life. He was born June 16, 1890 in Hager Hill, died April 19, 1963 in a local Johnson County hospital from a heart attack, which followed an illness of 2 weeks, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Hayselett Conley, whom he married March 17, 1918; 3 sons, James Heber Conley (of Paintsville), Robert M. Conley (Paintsville), and Morris Conley (Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Glen Butcher (Paintsville), and Mrs. E. T. Sherman (Paintsville); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Fred Sherman (Thealka, Kentucky), Mrs. Ben J. Spradlin (Paintsville), and Mrs. Virginia Preston (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Heber Conley was born June 16, 1889, and died in April of 1963. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Heber C. Conley died April 19, 1963 in Johnson County at the age of 72.

According to her obituary, Julia Hazelett Conley (age 69), daughter of John and Ardelia McFarland Hazelett, was born June 7, 1897 in Salyersville, died January 13, 1966 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Sherman, Jr., and was buried in Mayo Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Heber Conley, who died April 19, 1963. She was survived by 3 sons, James Heber Conley, Robert M. Conley, and Morris C. Conley (of Paintsville); 2 daughters, Mrs. Glen Butcher and Mrs. E. T. Sherman Jr. (of Paintsville); 2 brothers, Tom and Warrick Hazelett (of Paintsville); 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Julia Conley died January 13, 1966 in Johnson County at the age of 68.

On page 1 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 1, 1900), John Hazellett is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a teamster, born in April of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 14 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Ardalia (wife, born in November of 1872 in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, married for 14 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 27), Thomas (son, born in September of 1887 in Kentucky, age 12), Julia (daughter, born in June of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Mella (daughter, born in October of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and Bille (daughter, born in January of 1900, age 5 months).

On page 12 of the 1910 census for District 101 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1910), John Hazelett is listed as the head of the household for house #105, he's a huxter [huckster], born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 23 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Adelia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 6 children and 4 are still living, age 37), Thomas (son, single, laborer doing odd jobs, born in Kentucky, age 22), Julia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Belle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Warwick (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Clyde Hazelett (nephew, single, barber in his own shop, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Heber Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 25), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and James (son, born in Kentucky, age 1). They are living next to Julia's parents.

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 58-1 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Heber Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #299, he's a carpenter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 35), James H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Bobby (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Maerice (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Bonnie S. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 3 months), and Paul Bramlet (roomer, single, public school teacher, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, age 23).

On page 3 of the 1940 census for District 58-1B (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1940), Heber C. Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #25, he's a building construction carpenter, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Julia (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 44), Robert Mab. (son, born in Kentucky, 1 year of college, age 19), Maurice (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Bonnie Sue (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12). Julia's parents are in house #22.

    The children of HEBER CONLEY and JULIA HAZELETT are:

    1. MAE WHITE CONLEY, b. March 12, 1913, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 7, 2002, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GLEN BUTCHER, son of JOHN W. BUTCHER and RACHAEL PHELPS, June 26, 1928, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was b. July 23, 1906, Williamsport, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 26, 1971, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mae W. Conley was born March 12, 1913 in Johnson County to Julia Hazelett.
      According to her obituary, Mae White Conley Butcher (age 88), daughter of the late Heber Conley and Julia Hazlette, was born March 12, 1913 in Paintsville, died March 7, 2002 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Butcher; and 1 brother, James Heber Conley. She was survived by 2 sons, Glen Richard Butcher (of Tutor Key) and Eugene Stanley Butcher (Pikeville); 2 brothers, Robert and Morris Conley (both of Paintsville); 1 sister, Sue Sherman (Paintsville); 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to his obituary, Glenn Butcher (age 64), son of John and Rachael Phelps Butcher, was a retired coal operator and a Paintsville resident. He was born in Williamsport, died April 26, 1971 in a Paintsville hospital, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Mae White Conley Butcher; 2 sons, Glen R. Butcher (of Tutor Key) and Eugene Butcher (Pikeville); 1 brother, William Butcher (Miamisburg, Ohio); 2 sisters, Grace Marcum (Williamsport) and Maxie Shelly (Chattanooga, Tennessee), and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. JAMES HEBER CONLEY, b. December 18, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 4, 2001, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky m. ESTA M. SCOTT, daughter of WILLIAM T. SCOTT and EMMA SMITH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James W. Conley was born December 18, 1918 in Johnson County to Julia Hazlett.
      According to his obituary, James Heber Conley (age 82), son of the late Heber Conley and Julia Hazlett and a resident of Paintsville, was born December 18, 1918 in Johnson County, died August 4, 2001, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. He was survived by his wife, Esta Conley; 2 brothers, Robert M. Conley (of Paintsville) and Morris Conley (Paintsville); and 2 sisters, May White Butcher (Paintsville) and Sue Sherman (Paintsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. ROBERT M. CONLEY, b. April 24, 1920, m. BARBARA ALLEN, daughter of C. F. ALLEN and BELLE RICHARDSON. She was b. October 9, 1920, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: C. F. Allen was a minister.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Robert M. Conley was born April 24, 1920 in Johnson County to Julia Hozelette.
      According to her obituary, Barbara Allen Conley (age 89), daughter of the late C. F. and Belle Richardson Allen, was a teacher with the Paintsville City School System. She was born October 9, 1920 in Monticello, died April 30, 2010 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. She was survived by her husband, Robert M. Conley; 1 daughter, Brenda Roningen (of Sarasota, Florida); 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. MORRIS CLAY "TOAD" CONLEY, b. December 6, 1922, d. October 10, 2006, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. EULA LEE DANIEL, daughter of LAWRENCE DANIEL and JULIA LEMASTER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Morris C. Conley was born December 6, 1922 in Johnson County to Julia Hazalett. According to his obituary, Morris Clay "Toad" Conley (age 83), was a salesman with the Fischer Packing Company and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He died October 10, 2006 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Lee Conley; 1 brother, James Heber Conley; and 1 sister, Mae White Butcher. He was survived by 1 son, Mike Conley (of Corpus Christi, Texas); 2 daughters, Lynn Pack (Morehead, Kentucky) and Julia Lee Knight (Paintsville); 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, and a special companion, Sue Lemaster. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. BONNIE SUE CONLEY, b. 1929, Kentucky, m. EZRA T. "CHIGGER" SHERMAN JR., son of EZRA T. SHERMAN and VIRGINIA ADAMS. He was b. December 12, 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. July 9, 1992, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, E. T. Sherman Jr. (age 67) son of the late E. T. Sherman Sr. and Virginia Adams Sherman, was a retired field superintendent for Texas International Petroleum. He was born December 12, 1924 in Johnson County, died July 9, 1992 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Sue Conley Sherman; and 2 sisters, Betty Morgan (of Paintsville) and Molly Castle (Ashland). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







ETHEL CONLEY, daughter of JOHN MILTON CONLEY and MARIETTA WOODS, was born March 27, 1890 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died May 16, 1980 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Picklesimer Cemetery in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married HOMER DALTON PICKLESIMER, son of FRANCIS MARION PICKLESIMER and MARY JANE "JENNIE" SUBLETT, about 1909. He was born December 10, 1889 in Sitka, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died February 27, 1959 in Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 134 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 Ethel Conley married Homer Picklesimer and that their children were Walter, Estel, Francis Milton, Jaunita [sic], Hubert Haskell, and Anna Laura.

According to her death certificate, Jenny Sublett Picklesimer died March 24, 1941 in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, from stomach cancer. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as November 25, 1857, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Francis Marion Picklesimer, her father as Mathew Sublett (b. Virginia), her mother's maiden name as Bawldin [Baldwin?] (b. North Carolina), the informant as Homer Picklesimer of Volga, and the burial place as Volga.

When Homer D. Picklesimer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer, that he had a dependent wife, mother, and 4 children, and that he was born December 10, 1889 in Sitka, Kentucky. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had dark blue eyes and black hair.

According to her obituary, Ethel Conley Picklesimer (age 90), daughter of John and Mary Woods Conley, was born March 27, 1890 in Johnson County, died May 16, 1980 at home in Volga following an extended illness, and was buried in Picklesimer Cemetery in Volga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Picklesimer Sr. in 1959. She was survived by 7 sons, Walter Picklesimer (of Orange City, Florida), Estil Picklesimer (Ft. Peters, Florida), Hansel Picklesimer (Ft. Pierce, Florida), Francis Picklesimer (Flat Gap), Hubert Picklesimer (Baltimore, Maryland), Everett Picklesimer (Carey, Ohio), and Homer Picklesimer (Volga); 3 daughters, Juanita Bell (Wheeling, West Virginia), Ann Monroe (Ft. Pierce, Florida), and Betty Garey (Baltimore); 3 brothers, Ralph Conley (Staffordsville), Everett Conley (Staffordsville), and W. E. Conley (Allegan, Michigan); 2 sisters, Ivel Daniel (Cambridge, Ohio) and Lillie Dixon; and 24 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ethel Picklesimer was born March 27, 1890, and died in May of 1980. She received her Social Security card in 1973 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ethel Picklesimer died May 16, 1980 in Johnson County at the age of 90. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Homer D. Picklesimer died February 27, 1959 in Johnson County at the age of 69.

On page 5 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 2, 1900), Jenny Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #54, she's a farmer, widowed, born in November of 1856 in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, and she's 43 years old. Also listed are Kendrick (son, born in April of 1880 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 20), John M. (son, born in June of 1883 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 17), and Homer (son, born in December of 1889 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, age 10).

On page 2 of the 1910 census for District 74 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 6, 1910), Jennie Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #136, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, she's given birth to 5 children and 3 are still living, and she's 53 years old. Also listed are Homer (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 0 years, age 20), and Ethel (daughter-in-law, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marrage, age 20).

On page 20 of the 1920 census for District 41 (Flat Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 17, 1920), Homer D. Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #200, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Effa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 29), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Estal (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Francis M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Waunena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Jennie Picklesimer (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, age 63).

On page 4 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 3, 1930), Homer Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #31, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 40), Walter L. (son, public school teacher, born in Kentucky, age 19), Estill C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Francis M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Juanita (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Herbert H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Anna Laura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Harry H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Everett W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), Betty E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months), and Jennie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

On pages 26 & 27 of the 1940 census for District 58-11 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 30, 1940), Homer Picklesimer is listed as the head of the household for house #209, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Ethyl (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 50), Frances Milton (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, 1 year of high school, age 24), Hubert (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Harry Hansel (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Everett Willis (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Betty Eluyn (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Homer Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Jennie (mother, widowed, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 4th grade education, age 83).

    The children of ETHEL CONLEY and HOMER PICKLESIMER are:

    1. WALTER L. PICKLESIMER, b. 1911, Kentucky.
    2. ESTILL C. PICKLESIMER, b. September 30, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Estill Picklesimer was born September 30, 1912 in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
    3. FRANCIS MILTON PICKLESIMER, b. May 24, 1915, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 3, 2003, Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. VERNA EVELYN ESTEP.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Francis M. Picklesimer was born May 24, 1915 in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
      According to his obituary, Francis Milton Picklesimer (age 88), son of the late Homer D. and Ethel Conley Picklesimer, was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born May 24, 1915 in Johnson County, died October 3, 2003 at home in Flat Gap, Kentucky, and was buried in Sheridan Estep Family Cemetery in Flat Gap. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Evelyn Estep Picklesimer. He was survived by 6 sons, Frances Leroy Picklesimer (of Chesapeake, Ohio), Ronnie Dean Picklesimer (Chesapeake), Timothy Picklesimer (Flat Gap), Robert Leon Picklesimer (Staffordsville), Larry Clayton Picklesimer (Copperas Cove, Texas), and Hansford Dulton Picklesimer (Bedford, Ohio); 2 daughters, Virginia Lynn Click (Flat Gap) and Janet Elleen Hall (Prestonsburg); 6 brothers, Walter Picklesimer (Orange City, Florida), Estill Picklesimer (Ft. Pierce, Florida), Hansel Picklesimer (Ft. Pierce, Florida), Hubert Picklesimer (Swords Creek, Virginia), Everett Willis Picklesimer (Carey, Ohio), and Homer Picklesimer (Volga); 3 sisters, Juanita Bell (Whelling, West Virginia), Ann Monroe (Simpsonville, South Carolina), and Betty Carey (Volga); 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Eva Picklesimer, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Picklesimer (of Volga), died in a local hospital March 4, 1958, and was buried in Estep Cemetery in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was survived by her parents; 2 sisters, Virginia Lynn Picklesimer and Jenette Eileen Picklesimer; 5 brothers, Francis Leroy Picklesimer, Robert Leon Picklesimer, Larry Clayton Picklesimer, Ronnie Dean Picklesimer, and Hansford Dalton Picklesimer; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Estep (of Fuget); and the paternal grandparents, Homer Dalton and Ethel Conley Picklesimer. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. JUANITA PICKLESIMER, b. March 15, 1917, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 23, 2008, Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio, buried in Brooke County, West Virginia, m. (1) LEE MOORE (divorced), m. (2) ROBERT M. BELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Juanita Picklesimer was born March 15, 1917 in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
      According to her obituary, "Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 26. 11 a.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home in Wheeling, W.Va., for Juanita Picklesimer Moore Bell, 91, of Wheeling, who passed away Sunday, March 23 at Martins Ferry East Ohio Regional Hospital. Mrs. Bell was born March 15, 1917 at Volga, Ky., daughter of the late Homer D. and Ethel Conley Picklesimer. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Juanita is fondly remembered as “Juanita, the Girl from the Hills”, who began her singing and song writing career in 1938 at station WCMI in Ashland, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Bell; four brothers, Walter, Francis, Hubert and Hansel Picklesimer. Surviving are one son, Roger Lee (Joyce) Moore of Warwood; three brothers, Estill Picklesimer of Florida, Willis Picklesimer of Ohio, and Homer Picklesimer Jr. of Volga; two sisters, Ann Monroe of South Carolina, and Betty Garey of Kentucky; and three grandchildren. Burial was in the Kadesh Chapel Cemetery." (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. HUBERT HASKELL PICKLESIMER, b. September 18, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 29, 2007, Swords Creek, Russell County, Virginia, buried in Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia, m. DELLA ELKINS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Hubert H. Picklesmer was born September 18, 1920 in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
      According to his obituary, Hubert Haskell Picklesimer (age 86), son of the late Homer Daulton Picklesimer and Ethel Conley, was retired from Lockheed-Martin, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon, and the Occupational Medal (Germany), and he was a resident of Swords Creek, Virginia at the time of his death. He was born in Paintsville, died March 29, 2007, and was buried in Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Walter Picklesimer, Francis Picklesimer, and Hansel Picklesimer. He was survived by his wife, Della Elkins Picklesimer (of Swords Creek); 1 son, David Picklesimer (West Caldwell, New Jersey); 3 brothers, Estill Picklesimer (Fort Pierce, Florida), Everette Picklesimer (Carey, Ohio), and Homer Picklesimer (Volga, Kentucky); 3 sisters, Juanita Bell (Wheeling, West Virginia), Ann Monroe (Simpsonville, South Carolina), and Betty Garey (Volga); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    6. ANNA LAURA PICKLESIMER, b. 1923, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MONROE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna L. Picklesinner was born in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
    7. HARRY HANSEL PICKLESIMER, b. November 26, 1925, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 19, 2005, Fort Pierce, Saint Lucas County, Florida, buried in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucas County, Florida, m. ELOISE (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Harry H. Picklesimer was born November 26, 1925 in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
      According to his obituary, Hansel Picklesimer (age 80), was a resident of Fort Pierce, Florida at the time of his death. He was born in 1925, died December 19, 2005, and was buried in White City Cemetery in Florida. He was survived by his wife, Eloise Picklesimer (of Fort Pierce); 1 son, Gary Picklesimer (Lakeland, Florida); 3 daughters, Debbie Boyer (Sebastian, Florida); Joyce Allan (Fort Pierce), and Lisa Castle (Mechanicsburg, Ohio); 1 brother, Homer Picklesimer (Volga, Kentucky); 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Harry H. Picklesimer was born November 26, 1925, and died December 19, 2005. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Maryland, and his last place of residence was in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucas County, Florida.
    8. EVERETT WILLIS PICKLESIMER, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Everet W. Picklesimer was born in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
    9. BETTY EVELYN PICKLESIMER, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) GAREY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Betty E. Picklesimer was born in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.
    10. HOMER PICKLESIMER JR., b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Homer J. Picklesimer was born in Johnson County to Ethel Conley.







TENNIE SPRADLIN, daughter of JAMES H. SPRADLIN and ARMINTA K. WINN, was born March 8, 1897 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 1, 1967 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married LUNDY LONG, son of SARAH ELIZABETH COLVIN and WILLIAM WASHINGTON LONG, about 1913. He was born September 9, 1885 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 7, 1959 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: A photo of their headstone shows that Lundy Long was born September 9, 1885, and died January 7, 1959, and that Tennie Long was born March 8, 1897, and died July 1, 1967. It's a single headstone, and it also says "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN."

When Lundy Long's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Oil Springs, Johnson County, that his closest relative was "Tennia Long Wife" of Oil Springs, and that he was born September 9, 1886. He was found to be short, of medium build, and he had blue eyes and dark-colored hair.

According to her obituary, Tennie Spradlin Long (age 70), daughter of James H. and Arminta Winn Spradlin and a lifelong resident of Oil Springs, was born March 8, 1897, died July 1, 1967 in a local Johnson County hospital after an illness of several months, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 1 son, Joe Long (of Louisville); 5 daughters, Mrs. Wayne Blanton (Dwale, Kentucky), Mrs. Flaudie Risner (Louisville), Mrs. Kite Blevins (Louisville), Mrs. Hearl Colvin (Louisville), and Mrs. Herschell Conley (Oil Springs); and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Tennie Long died July 1, 1967 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

According to his obituary, Lundy Long (age 73) was a successful farmer and respected member of the Oil Springs community where he spent his entire life. He died January 7, 1959 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Louisville following an illness of a few days, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his wife, to whom he had been married for 46 years; 1 son, Joe Long (of Louisville); 5 daughters, Mrs. Wayne Blanton (Dwale, Kentucky), Mrs. Herschel Conley (Oil Springs), Mrs. Flaudie Risner (Louisville), Mrs Israel Blevins (Louisville), and Mrs. Heral Colvins (Louisville); 1 brother, Challie Long (Fairborn, Ohio); 2 sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Caudill (Delaware, Ohio) and Mrs. Smith Rice (Columbus, Ohio); and 6 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Lundy Long died January 7, 1959 in Jefferson County at the age of 73. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 2 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 3, 1920), Lundy Long is listed as the head of the household for house #13, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Tennie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 22), Theo (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months), and Mrs. Arminta Spradlin (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 59).

On pages 21 & 22 of the of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Lundy Long is listed as the head of the household for house #197, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Tennie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 33), Theo (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Agnes (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1), and Araminta Spradlin (lodger, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 16, age 33).

    The children of TENNIE SPRADLIN and LUNDY LONG are:

    1. THEO LONG, b. June 5, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 5, 1992, Dwale, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. WAYNE BLANTON, son of BRANCH BLANTON and ELLA COLVIN. He was b. August 15, 1907, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 9, 1977, Dwale, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Theo Long was born June 5, 1914 in Johnson County to Tennie Spradlin.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Theo Blanton was born June 5, 1914, and died in February of 1992. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.
      According to one Kentucky death record transcript, Theo Blanton died February 5, 1992 in Wolfe County at the age of 77. She was living in Floyd County at the time of her death. According to another, she died in Dwale, but was living in Wolfe County at the time.
      According to his obituary, Wayne Blanton (age 70), son of Branch and Ella Colvin Blanton, was a retired clerk for Mead and Company, and a veteran of World War II. He was born August 15, 1907 in Johnson County, died December 9, 1977 at home in Dwale, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his wife, Theo Long Blanton, whom he married February 24, 1944 in Chillicothe, Ohio; 3 brothers, Payne Blanton (of Dwale) and Ellis Blanton (Chillicothe) [the 3rd brother isn't listed]; and 1 sister, Mary Ballenger (Chillicothe). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. MAY LONG, b. May 16, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 4, 1999, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, buried in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, m. FLAUDIE RISNER, son of PATRICK RISNER and FLOSSIE MAY. He was b. September 11, 1920, Kentucky, d. May 31, 1999, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Flaudie Risner is listed as a surviving son living in Louisville in his mother's obituary (1894-1973).
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, May Long was born May 16, 1916 in Johnson County to Tennie Spralin.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Flaudie Risner was born September 7, 1911 in Magoffin County to Flaudie May [mistake].
      According to her obituary, May Long Risner (age 82), died April 4, 1999 in Louisville Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Louisville. Her spouse was, Flaudie Risner; her son was James Risner; her brother was Joe Long, and her sisters were Agnes Colvin, Ruth Conley, and June Blevins. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Flaudie Risner was born September 7, 1911, and died May 31, 1999. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia, and his last place of residence was in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
      On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 78 (Ivyton) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 12, 1920), Patrick Risner is listed as the head of the household for house #32, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Flossie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 26), Flaudie (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Leo (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Lillie May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9 months).
      On page 21 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1930), Patrick Risner is listed as the head of the household for house #245, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Flossie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18 [hard to read], age 36), Flaudie (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Cleo (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Lillie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11).
    3. JUNE LONG, b. September 29, 1918, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 7, 2007, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ISRAEL BLEVINS.
    4. RUTH LONG, b. 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIS HERSHELL CONLEY, son of LUTHER CONLEY and MARTHA S. STAPLETON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ruth Long was born in Johnson County to Tinna Spardlin.
      According to his obituary, Roger Willis Conley (age 59), son of Ruth Long Conley and the late Willis Hershell Conley, was a retired supervisor with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He was born June 28, 1948 in Johnson County, died March 11, 2008 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his wife, Shirlene Davis Conley (of Clearfield, Kentucky); 1 son, Anthony Willis Conley (Morehead, Kentucky); 1 daughter, Tina Conley Kiser (Pikeville); and 2 sisters, Sarah Bailey (Lowmansville) and Susan Sanor (Oil Springs). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. AGNES LONG, b. 1928, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. HEARL COLVIN.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Agnes Long was born in Johnson County to Tennie Spradlin.
    6. JOE LONG, b. February 9, 1935, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 10, 2000, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BRENDA WICKLINE, daughter of CARL WICKLINE and REBECCA CREEK. She was b. May 3, 1948, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, d. November 19, 1996, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Joe Long (age 65), son of the late Lundy and Tennie Spradlin Long, was born February 9, 1935 in Johnson County, died December 10, 2000 at home in Oil Springs, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Long. He was survived by 1 son, Scott Long (of Oil Springs); 1 daughter, Debbie Preston (Oil Springs); and 3 sisters, Ruth Conley (Oil Springs), June Blevins (Louisville), and Agnes Colvin (Louisville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Brenda Wickline Long (age 48), daughter of Carl and Rebecca Creek Wickline, was born May 3, 1948 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, died November 19, 1996 at home in Oil Springs, and was buried in Litteral Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was survived by 1 son, Matthew Scott Long (of Oil Springs); 2 brothers, Michael Wickline (Jeffersonville, Indiana) [2nd brother isn't listed]. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







MARY ANN CRACE, daughter of CAMPBELL C. CRACE and MAHALA CRAFT, was born June 18, 1854 in Letcher County, Kentucky. She married (1) HENRY S. HOWARD, son of WILLIAM HOWARD JR. and CATHARINE HELTON, about 1870. He was born about 1847 in Kentucky. She married (2) JAMES BROWN. She married (3) LEANDER A. BURK, son of CHARLES W. BURKS and MARY C. (unknown last name), about 1898. He was born in February of 1872 in Kentucky.

Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 118), Noah Brown was the son of Mary Crace and James Brown.

Henry Howard was the brother of George Washington Howard, Letha Howard, and Paulina Howard.

Leander Burk was the brother of Sarah Burks.

Mary Burks' maiden name was reportedly Mary Caroline Tackett, but this couldn't be verified.

According to Kentucky birth records, Mary Ann Crace was born June 18, 1854 in Letcher County to Campbell Crace and Mahaley Craft.

On page 14 of the 1850 census for Morgan County, Kentucky (dated August 1, 1850), William Howard Jr. is listed as the head of the household for house #91, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Catharine (born in Kentucky, age 20), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 3), and Letha (born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 61 of the 1860 census for Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated July 11, 1860), William Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #416, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Catharine (born in Kentucky, age 30), Henry (born in Kentucky, age 12), Lethy (born in Kentucky, age 11), G. W. [George Washington] (born in Kentucky, age 9), Cassy (female, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Caroline (born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 16 of the 1870 census for Precinct 2 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated August 29, 1870), William Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #118, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, and he's 44 years old. Also listed are Catharine (born in Kentucky, age 43), Henry S. (works on farm, born in Kentucky, age 23), Cassa (born in Kentucky, age 17), Caroline (born in Kentucky, age 12), Anjaline [Angeline] (born in Kentucky, age 10), and Poline [Pauline] (born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 15 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 12, 1880), Henry Howard is listed as the head of the household for house #122, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Katharine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), Campbell (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Washington (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Telitha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Farish (son, born in July of 1879 in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 19 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated September 14, 1880), Charles W. Burks is listed as the head of the household for house #150, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Indiana, and he's 27 years old. Also listed are Mary C. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24), Leander (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Susan (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Sarah (daughter, born in March of 1880 in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 8, 1900), Leander Burks is listed as the head of the household for house #106, he's a farmer, born in February of 1873 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, and he's 27 years old. Also listed is Mary (wife, born in June of 1855 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 4 years, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 44).

On page 25 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), Lee A. Burk is listed as the head of the household for house #222, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 12 years, and he's 38 years old. Also listed are Mary A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 3rd marriage, married for 12 years, she's given birth to 11 children and all are still living, age 59), Noah Brown (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 20), Lonzo Brown (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 18), and Flemon H. Brown (step-son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 16).

On pages 12 & 13 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 9, 1920), Leander Burk is listed as the head of the household for house #106, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 48 years old. Also listed is Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 65).

    The children of MARY CRACE and HENRY HOWARD are:

    1. KATHERINE HOWARD, b. 1870, Kentucky.
    2. CAMPBELL M. HOWARD, b. January 18, 1871, Kentucky, d. November 24, 1931, Bridgeford, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in M. Preston Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA M. DANIEL.
    3. GEORGE WASHINGTON HOWARD, b. April 9, 1973, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. April 19, 1952, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. MARGARET LOVE.
    4. TALITHA LYDIA HOWARD, b. January 1877, Kentucky, m. (1) JOHN CHILDERS, m. (2) GEORGE WASHINGTON PRESTON.
    5. FARISH HOWARD, b. July 1879, Kentucky.
    6. CARRIE HOWARD, b. October 16, 1881 Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. May 9, 1955, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM B. COLLINS.

    The children of MARY CRACE and JAMES BROWN are:

    1. NOAH BROWN, b. January 1, 1890, Mine Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. July 20, 1967, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. ROSA PEARL "PEARL" CONLEY.
    2. ALONZO "LONZIE" BROWN, b. February 24, 1891, Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. August 5, 1981, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, m. MARY ELIZABETH WHEELER.
    3. FLEMON H. BROWN, b. 1894, Kentucky.







WILLIAM ROD STAPLETON, son of WANDA LEE WILLIAMS and ANDY "BILL" STAPLETON, married DEBBIE (unknown last name).

    The children of ROD STAPLETON and DEBBIE (unknown last name) are:

    1. KRISTEN STAPLETON.
    2. ROD STAPLETON.
    3. MARK STAPLETON.







CYNTHIA A. BLAIR, daughter of GENERAL JACKSON BLAIR and ELIZABETH JANE "LETTIE" TACKETT, was born August 27, 1875 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She married SAMUEL LEWIS WATKINS, son of SERENA BLAIR and REECE W. WATKINS, about 1897. He was born May 15, 1876 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 15, 1925 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Syntha Blair was born August 27, 1875 in Johnson County to General J. Blair (b. Johnson County) and Letty J. Tackett (b. Johnson County).

According to Kentucky birth records, Saml L. Wadkins was born May 15, 1876 in Johnson County to Reece Wadkins (b. South Wales) and Genevea Blair [hard to read] (b. Johnson County).

According to his death certificate, Samuel Lewis Watkins was murdered by gunshot, dying instantly, on July 15, 1925 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 15, 1876, his marital status as married, his occupation as policeman, his parents as Reece Watkins (b. Wales) and Rene Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as Selie Watkins of Van Lear, and the burial place as Van Lear.

On page 23 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1900), Samuel L. Watkins is listed as the head of the household for house #197, he's a farmer, born in May of 1877 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Cynthia (wife, born in July of 1875 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 3 years, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 24), Malta (daughter, born in June of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1), and Alta (daughter, born in February of 1900 in Kentucky, age 3 months).

On page 3 of the 1910 census for District 40 (Chandler) in Comanche County, Oklahoma (dated April 20 & 21, 1910), Samuel L. Watkins is listed as the head of the household for house #22, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 13 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Cynthia A. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 34), Malta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Ashley (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Reece (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Jackson (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 10 months).

On page 12 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), Samuel Watkins is listed as the head of the household for house #117, he's a coal miner, divorced, born in Kentucky, father born in Wales, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 43 years old. Also listed are Malta (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, age 21), Ashley (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Reece (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Jackson (son, born in Kentucky, age 11).

    The children of CYNTHIA BLAIR and SAMUEL WATKINS are:

    1. MALTA L. WATKINS, b. June 19, 1898, Jennies Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 9, 1982, East Point, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. WILLIAM L. BALDRIDGE.
    2. ALTA WATKINS, b. February 1900, Kentucky, d. before 1910.
    3. ASHLEY WATKINS, b. 1903, Kentucky.
    4. REECE WATKINS, b. 1905, Kentucky, died December 15, 1943, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. NORA MARTIN.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Reece Watkins (age 38), son of Sam Watkins of Van Lear and a welder in the boatyards, died December 15, 1943 after a short illness, and was buried in the family cemetery near Leander. He was survived by his wife, Nora Martin Watkins; 1 son; and 1 daughter.
    5. JACKSON WATKINS, b. May 4, 1908, Kentucky, d. March 3, 1924, Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to his death certificate, Jackson Watkins died March 3, 1924 in Van Lear from infantile paralysis and dysentery. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as May 4, 1908, his marital status as single, his parents as Sam W. Watkins (b. Kentucky) and Cynthia Blair (b. Kentucky), the informant as S. W. Watkins of Van Lear, and the burial place as Van Lear.







CASSIE SALYER, daughter of JAMES HENRY SALYER and MARY REBECCA H. "REBECCA" LITTERAL, was born August 30, 1895 in Kentucky, and died January 11, 1997 in Corydon, Henderson County, Kentucky. She married GRANT BLEVINS, son of WILLIAM RILEY BLEVINS and SUSAN FRANCES TACKETT, December 25, 1916 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born December 1, 1896 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and died June 3, 1961 in Union County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on pages 123, 185, & 548 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Grant Blevins was the brother of Smith Blevins.

Susan Frances Tackett was the sister of John Milton Tackett, Martha E. J. Tackett, Moses Tackett, Delila Ann Tackett, Spicy Tackett, Samuel Tackett, and Lewis Tackett, who's sons Floyd and Carl both married daughters of Sarah Ella "Ella" Rice and William Benjamin Caudill.

According to Kentucky birth records, Susan Frances Tackett was born March 10, 1856 in Johnson County to Hiram C. Tackett and Lucinda Shaver.

According to her death certificate, Susan F. Tackett Blevins died June 10, 1944 in Johnson County, Kentucky, from broncho pneumonia, valvular heart disease, and old age. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as March 10, 1856, her marital status as widowed, her husband as William Riley Blevins, her parents as Hiram Tackett (b. Virginia) and Lucy Shavers (b. Virginia), the informant as Smith Blevins of Staffordsville, Kentucky, and the burial place as the family cemetery.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Cassie Salyer (age 21) married Grant Blevins (age 22) on December 25, 1916 in Johnson County.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a William F. Blevins who was born March 3, 1918 in Johnson County to a Cassie Salyers. This was probably the child of Cassie and Grant, but he isn't with the family in the census reports, so could have died young.

When Grant Blevins' 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 Staffordsville, Johnson County, that he was married, and that he was born December 1, 1895 in Staffordsville. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had light blue eyes and light-colored hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Cassie Blevins was born August 30, 1895, and died January 11, 1997. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Cassie Blevins died January 11, 1997 in Corydon, Henderson County, at the age of 101.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Grant Blevins died June 3, 1961 in Union County at the age of 64.

On page 33 of the 1900 census for District 38 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 14, 1900), Ryland Blevins is listed as the head of the household for house #268, he's a farmer, born in June of 1860 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in March of 1856 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 20 years, she's given birth to 11 children and 10 are still living, age 43), Charley [hard to read] (son, born in July of 1882 in Kentucky, age 17), Laura [hard to read] (daughter, born in March of 1883 in Kentucky, age 17), Fred (son, born in October of 1885 [hard to read] in Kentucky, age 14), Flora (daughter, born in May of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Cora (daughter, born in May of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Rosa (daughter, born in August of 1890 in Kentucky, age 9), Millie [hard to read] (daughter, born in April of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Frank (son, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Grant (son, born in December of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Smith (son, born in October of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 66 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 19, 1910), William Blevins is listed as the head of the household for house #30, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 29 years, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Susan (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, age 51), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Grant (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), and Smith (son, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 30 (Paintsville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5 & 6, 1920), Grant Blevins is listed as the head of the household for house #125, he's a truck driver, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed is Cassie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 24).

On page 29 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Grant Blevins is listed as the head of the household for house #290, he's a pumper in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Cassie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 35), Freddie (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Franklin (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Irene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Arnold (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

On page 13 of the 1940 census for District 77-5 in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Grant Blevins is listed as the head of the household for house #103, he's a lease foreman in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Cassie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 44), Arnold (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Grant Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of CASSIE SALYER and GRANT BLEVINS are:

    1. FRED BLEVINS, b. 1920, Kentucky.
    2. JAMES FRANKLIN BLEVINS, b. November 26, 1920, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 2, 2000, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, buried in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. BETHEL CONLEY.
    3. MABLE IRENE BLEVINS, b. 1924, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mable I. Blevins was born in Magoffin County to Cassie Salyer.
    4. ARNOLD BLEVINS, b. December 6, 1929, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. January 21, 1992, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arnold Blevins was born in Magoffin County to Cassie Salyer.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Arnold Blevins was born December 6, 1929, and died January 21, 1992. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana.
    5. ERNEST BLEVINS, b. December 6, 1929, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 6, 1929, State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Caudill Cemetery in Falcon, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: Arnold and Ernest Blevins were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Arnold Blevins was born December 6 1929 in Magoffin County to Cassie Salyer.
      According to his death certificate, Ernest Blevins died December 6, 1929 in State Road Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, from unknown causes after living for only 13 hours. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Kentucky, his birth date as December 6, 1929, his parents as Grant Blevins (b. Kentucky) and Cassie Salyer (b. Kentucky), the informant as Cassie Salyer of Falcon, Kentucky, and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].
    6. GRANT BLEVINS JR., b. August 22, 1932, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 14, 2015, Corydon, Henderson County, Kentucky, buried in Corydon, Henderson County, Kentucky, m. WANDA R. BEBOUT.
      Notes: According to his obituary found on findagrave.com, Grant "Junior" Blevins (age 81), son of the late Grant Blevins Sr. and Cassie Sawyer Blevins [sic], was retired from B.T.A., formerly Ashland Oil Company, in Uniontown, Kentucky. He was born August 22, 1932 in Paintsville, Kentucky, died March 14, 2015 at home in Corydon, and was buried in Corydon Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was survived by his wife of 62 years, Wanda R. Bebout Blevins; 1 son, James (Karen) Blevins (of Henderson, Kentucky); 3 daughters, Mary D. Decker (Henderson), Annette (Mark) West (Corydon), and Cassie (Gary) Westerman (Corydon); 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.







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