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SARAH BLANTON, daughter of DELILA ANN BLAIR and JOHN N. BLANTON, was born in August of 1869 in Kentucky. She met ALANDER BLANTON.

Notes: General Schofield Blanton lists Alander Blanton as his father in Social Security records.

On page 51 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 26, 1900), John N. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #442, he's a farmer, widowed, born in April of 1841 in Kentucky, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 59 years old. Also listed are Sarah Blanton (daughter, single, born in August of 1869 in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 30), and Schofield Blanton (grandson, born in January of 1893 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 7).

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), John Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #166, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Tennessee, and he's 69 years old. Also listed are Sarah (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 41), Scofield Blanton (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), Mart (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2), and May (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 13 & 14, 1920), John N. Blantion is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's retired, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 78 years old. Also listed are Sarah (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 50), Schofield (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 27), Mart (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 12), and May (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 11 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 9, 1930), Sarah Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #82, she's a farmer, single, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 58 years old. Also listed are Mart (son, single, tool dresser in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, age 22), May (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, age 19), and Roberta Blanton (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

    The child of SARAH BLANTON and ALANDER BLANTON is:

    1. GENERAL SCHOFIELD "SCHOFIELD" BLANTON, b. January 6, 1893, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 8, 1966, Wayne County, West Virginia, buried in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. LEONA BEATRICE RICE.

    The children of SARAH BLANTON and (unknown) are:

    1. MART BLANTON, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    2. MAY BLANTON, b. 1910, Kentucky.







LEONA BEATRICE RICE, daughter of ALEXANDER ELECTIOUS "LECK" RICE and CHARLOTTE "LOTTIE" ELY, was born October 20, 1904 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died September 7, 1990 in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. She married GENERAL SCHOFIELD "SCHOFIELD" BLANTON, son of SARAH BLANTON and ALANDER BLANTON, about 1922. He was born January 6, 1893 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 6, 1966 in Wayne County, West Virginia, and is buried in Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: When General Schofield Blanton's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, that he was single, that he had a dependent mother, brother, and sister, and that he was born January 6, 1893 in Oil Springs. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and dark-colored hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstones (photo 2) shows that Leona Beatrice Blanton lived from January 6, 1893 to February 8, 1966, and was buried in Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, and that General Schofield Blanton lived from October 20, 1904 to September 7, 1990, and was buried in the same cemetery. General S. Blanton has a 2nd gravemarker that shows that he was a private in 180 infantry 35 Div in World War I.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Leona B. Blanton was born October 20, 1904, and died September 7, 1990. She received her Social Security card in 1966 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Leona R. Blanton died September 7, 1990 in Boyd County at the age of 85.

According to Social Security applications and claims indexes, General Schofield Blanton was born January 6, 1893 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. His parents are listed as Alander Blanton and Sarah Blanton.

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, General S. Blanton died February 6, 1966 in Wayne County. His parents are listed as Land Blanton and Sarah Blanton.

On page 5 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Schofield Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #39, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 30, and he's 37 years old. Also listed is Leona B. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 25). They are living next to Leona's parents.

On page 10 of the 1940 census for District 80-6 in Martin County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1940), Scoffield Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #77, he's a merchant, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 48 years old. Also listed are Leona (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 35), Alvin V. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3 months), and Lottie Rice (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, 8th grade education, age 62).

    The children of LEONA RICE and SCHOFIELD BLANTON are:

    1. YVONNE BLANTON, b. October 2, 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 30, 1938, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Yvonne Blanton was born October 2, 1937 in Johnson County to Leona Rice.
      According to her death certificate, Yvonne Blanton died November 30, 1938 in Paintsville Hospital from "Palismyelites" and "Respiratory Paralysis." Also on the certificate, her birthplace is listed as Johnson County, her birth date as October 2, 1937, her parents as G. S. Blanton (b. Magoffin County) and Leona Rice (b. Johnson County), the informant as G. S. Blanton of Pilgrim, Kentucky, and the burial place as Barnetts Creek.
      According to her obituary, Yvonne Blanton (age 14 months), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schofield Blanton of Virginia, died November 31 in Paintsville Hospital, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek near the home of Henry Martin Rice. She was their only child.
    2. ALVIN V. BLANTON, b. 1939, Martin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Alvin E. Blanton was born in Martin County to Leona Rice.
    3. LOTTIE L. BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth records, Lottie L.. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Leona Rikie.







CORA E. BLANTON, daughter of JAMES P. BLANTON and SARAH FRANCIS SPRADLIN, was born February 11, 1880 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 25, 1948 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married JOHN WESLEY "WESLEY" BROWN, son of ARTIE ALLEN and DANIEL B. BROWN, August 27, 1898 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born March 26, 1877 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died July 26, 1947 in Green Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Green Rock, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Cora Blanton (age 18) married John W. Brown (age 21) on August 27, 1898 in Johnson County.

When John Wesley Brown's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Riceville, Kentucky, that his closest relative was Mrs. Cora Brown of Riceville, and that he was born March 26, 1877. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

According to her death certificate, Cora E. Blanton Brown died February 25, 1948 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from liver cancer. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as February 11, 1880, her marital status as widowed, her husband as Wesley Brown, her parents as James P. Blanton (b. Kentucky) and Francis Shavers (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lacy Brown of Riceville, and the burial place as Riceville.

According to her obituary, Cora E. Blanton Brown (age 68), died February 25, 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Brown, 7 months prior. She was survived by 1 son, Hershell Brown (still at home); 6 daughters, Alka Whitaker (of Cave City, Kentucky), Alta Gilkerson (Barboursville, West Virginia), Grace Carter (Chesapeake, Ohio), June Arms (Baltimore, Maryland), Myrtle Brown (at home), and Kathleen Brown (at home); 3 brothers, John D. Blanton (Owensboro), James T. Blanton (Owensboro), and George B. Blanton (Oil Springs); and 3 sisters, Mrs. Bruce Litteral (Catlettsburg), Mrs. Verner Blair (Asa, Kentucky), and Mrs. Frank Arms (Portsmouth, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Cora E Brown died February 25, 1948 in Johnson County at the age of 68. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his death certificate, Wesley Brown died July 26, 1947 in Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, from "Disordered Heart Action (Dropsy)." Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Floyd County, his birth date as March 26, 1877, his marital status as married, his wife as Cora Brown, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Daniel Brown (b. Kentucky) and Artie Allen (b. Kentucky), the informant as Lucy Brown of Riceville, Kentucky.

According to his obituary, Wesley Brown (age 70), died July 26, 1947 at home in Green Rock near Riceville, and was buried near his home. He was survived by his wife and eleven children. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Wesley Brown died July 26, 1947 in Johnson County at the age of 70. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

On page 35 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), John W. Brown is listed as the head of the household for family #309, he's a farmer, born in March of 1878 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, and he's 22 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in May of 1880 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 1 year, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 20), and Cassia (daughter, born in September of 1899 in Kentucky, age 8 months). They are living next to John's parents.

On page 8 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), John W. Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #81, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 11 years, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and 4 are still living, age 30), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Lacy (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 6 months).

On page 10 of the 1920 census for District 40 (Riceville) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 28, 1920), Wesley Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 42 years old. Also listed are Cora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 39), Alka (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Lacy (son, born in Kentucky, age 16), Alta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Grayce (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Hinckel (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), June (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 11 months), and Gail (son, born in Kentucky, age 8 months). They are living next to Cora's brother James.

On pages 16 & 17 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Wesley Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 53 years old. Also listed are Cora [hard to read] (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 50), Grace (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Herschel [hard to read] (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Raymond (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), Junnie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Gale (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Cathline (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Alka Martin (daughter, widowed, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 29), D. G. Martin (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and William H. Martin (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2 years 3 months). They are living next to Wesley's brother, Thomas.

On page 1 of the 1940 census for District 58-9 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 2, 1940), Wesley Brown is listed as the head of the household for house #5, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 7th grade education, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Cora E. (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 60), Kathleen (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Alka G. Martin (daughter, widowed, assistant supervisor for the N.Y.A. project, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 1 year of high school, age 38), D. J. Jr. (grandson, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, age 13), and W. H. (grandson, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, age 12).

    The children of CORA BLANTON and WESLEY BROWN are:

    1. CASSIA BROWN, b. September 1899, Kentucky, d. before 1910.
    2. ALKA G. BROWN, b. September 7, 1901, Kentucky, d. September 24, 1988, Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, buried in Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, m. (1) DREW J. MARTIN, m. (2) GEORGE DEWEY "DEWEY" WHITAKER.
    3. LACY BROWN, b. January 29, 1903, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 28, 1972, Ada, Hardin County, Ohio, buried in Alger, Hardin County, Ohio, m. CLOIE LEMASTER.
    4. ALTA M. BROWN, b. December 7, 1906, Kentucky, d. December 1988, Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois, m. (unknown first name) GILKISON.
      Notes: According to Social Security death record transcripts, Alta M. Gilkison was born December 7, 1906, and died in December of 1988. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in West Virginia, and her last place of residence was in Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois.
    5. GRACE BROWN, b. 1908, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CARTER.
    6. HERSHEL BROWN, b. November 5, 1910, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 7, 1983, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MARTHA MARIE "MARIE" GOBLE.
    7. RAYMOND BROWN, b. November 1, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 30, 1979, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELAINE PEARL FAIRCHILD.
    8. JUNE BROWN, b. November 2, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ANDREW BEECHER "BEECHER" ARMS, son of ARMINTA A. "MINTIE" RIVERS and SAMUEL K. ARMS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Jimmie [Junie] Brown was born November 2, 1914 in Johnson County to Cora Blanton.
    9. JOHN WESLEY BROWN JR., b. 1917, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, there was a Loran Brown who was born January 12, 1917 in Johnson County to Cora Blanton.
    10. GALE BROWN, b. April 22, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 3, 2005, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CLARA LEMASTER, daughter of JOHN LEMASTER and REBECCA JANE SEXTON. She was b. July 19, 1919, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. December 25, 2006, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Swamp Branch, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gale Brown was born April 22, 1919 in Johnson County to Cora Blanton.
      According to his obituary, Gale Brown (age 86), son of the late Wesley and Cora Blanton Brown and a coal miner, was born April 22, 1919 in Johnson County, died November 3, 2005 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Brown Cemetery in Swamp Branch. He was survived by his wife, Clara Brown; 3 sons, Donald Brown (of Paintsville), Jim Brown (Paintsville), and John Brown (Chelsea, Michigan); 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
      According to her obituary, Clara Lemaster Brown (age 87), daughter of John and Rebecca Jane Sexton Lemaster, was born July 19, 1919 in Johnson County, died December 25, 2006 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Brown Family Cemetery in Swamp Branch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Brown, in 2005; 1 son, Bryan Brown; 1 brother, Junior Lemaster; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Bates and Myrtle Howard. She was survived by 3 sons, John Brown (of Chelsea, Michigan), Donald Brown (Paintsville), and Jim Brown (Paintsville); 1 brother, Charles Lemaster (Allen, Kentucky); 3 sisters, Charlotte Lacy (Nicholasville), Mable Arms (Urbana, Ohio), and Margaret Hayes (Indianapolis, Indiana); 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    11. KATHLEEN BROWN, b. 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BONE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Cathelelene Brown was born in Johnson County to Cora Blanton.
    12. MYRTLE BROWN, b. 1924, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) COPLEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Myrtle Brown was born in Johnson County to Cora Blanton.







OVID CECIL BLANTON, son of LOUSINA FAIRCHILD and HANSFORD DOCTOR "DOKE" BLANTON, was born May 16, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and died December 11, 1967 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He married OPAL J. VANHOOSE, daughter of WILLIE S. VANHOOSE and GRACIE MCCARTY. She was born May 7, 1921 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 11, 2004 in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, and is buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 27 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Willie S. VanHoose was the son of John Wesley Vanhoose and Sarah Elizabeth Baldwin.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ovid C. Blanton was born May 16, 1917 in Johnson County to Lucilla Fairchild.

According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Opal J. Vanhouse was born May 14, 1921 in Johnson County to Gracie McCarty.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ovid Blanton was born May 16, 1917, and died in December of 1967. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Ovid C. Blanton was born about about 1917, and died December 11, 1967 in Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Montgomery County, at the age of 50. He was living in Fairborn, Green County, and married at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Opal J. VanHoose Blanton (age 83), daughter of the late Willie and Gracie McCarty Van Hoose, was a resident of Fairborn, Ohio at the time of her death. She was born May 7, 1921 in Oil Springs, died November 11, 2004 in Hospice of Dayton, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ovid Blanton, in 1967; 1 brother, Homer Van Hoose; 1 sister, Gypsy Colvin; and 1 grandson, Kevin Blanton. She was survived by 2 sons, Gail Blanton (of Dunedin, Florida) and Avory Blanton (Fairborn, Ohio); 2 daughters, Janet Goodyk (Fairborn) and Kathy and Mike Dickman (Evansville, Indiana); 1 brother, Marshall Van Hoose (New Lebanon, Ohio); 3 sisters, Hazel Reed (Flat Gap, Kentucky), Ola Fyffe (Red Bush, Kentucky), and Imogene Cochran (New Carlisle, Ohio); 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Opal J. Blanton was born May 14, 1921, and died November 11, 2004. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Opal J. Blanton was born May 7, 1921, and died November 11, 2004 in Fairborn, Greene County, at the age of 83. Her father's surname is listed as Van Hoose, her mother's maiden name as McCarty, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Willie Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #113, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 28, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Gracie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 41), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Gypsy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Don M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Homer (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Olla (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Imogene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 5 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 10, 1940), Willie Vanhoose is listed as the head of the household for house #41 he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has a 4th grade education, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Gracie (wife, born in Kentucky, 4th grade education, age 41), Homer (son, single, laborer for the N.Y.A., born in Kentucky, 5th grade education, age 21), Opal (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Ola (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), and Immigine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of OVID BLANTON and OPAL VANHOOSE are:

    1. WILLIS GAIL BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Willis G. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Opal Vanhoose.
    2. AVORY D. BLANTON, b. Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Avory D. Blanton was born in Johnson County to Opal Vanhoose.
    3. JANET BLANTON, m. (unknown first name) GOODYK.
    4. KATHY BLANTON, m. MIKE DICKMAN.







NANCY LOUISE "LOUISE" AKERS, daughter of ALBERT LEE AKERS and ELLEN OCTAVIA BURCHETT, was born January 1, 1907 in Floyd County, Kentucky, died December 5, 1991 in Logan County, West Virginia, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, Logan County, West Virginia. She married WILLIAM HALSEY HOWELL, son of FARMER M. HOWELL and MINNIE BELL STRATTON, about 1929. He was born March 28, 1907 in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, died September 15, 1952 in Ethel, Logan County, West Virginia, and is buried in Auxier Reloction Cemetery in Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Minnie Bell Stratton Howell died July 23, 1945 in Methodist Hospital in Pikeville, Pike County, Kentucky, from dysentery. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Floyd County, her birth date as May 4, 1884, her husband as F. M. Howell (age 65), her parents as A. C. Stratton (b. Floyd County) and Caroline Darby (b. Floyd County), and the burial place as Betsey Layne, Kentucky.

According to her obituary found on findagrave.com, Nancy Louise Howell (age 84), was a resident of Ottawa, Boone County, West Virginia, at the time of her death. She was a native of Floyd County, Kentucky, died December 5, 1991 in Logan General Hospital following an extended illness, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill. She was survived by 3 sons, John N. Howell (of Jeffrey), William Howell (Chapmansville), and Howard Howell (North Canton, Ohio); 1 daughter, Jean L. Henry (Fort Myers, Florida); 1 brother, Marvin Akers (Berea, Kentucky); 4 sisters, Elle Belle Moore (Prestonsburg, Kentucky), Grace Goble (Prestonsburg), Ethel Hall (Prestonsburg), and Shirley Davis (Prestonsburg); 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Nancy L. Howell was born June 1, 1907, and died in December of 1991. She reccived her Social Security card in 1964 in West Virginia.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of his headstone shows that William Halsie Howell lived from March 28, 1907 to September 15, 1952, and is buried in Auxier Relocation Cemetery in Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky. There is also a quote from "The Logan Banner" of Logan, West Virginia, that says: "Two Ethel Timbermen Die in Mine Slate Fall.... Two Timberman for Ethel Chilton Mines, Inc., at Ethel were killed almost instantly yesterday afternoon when they were struck by slate at the No. 2 mine at Ethel. The victims were the Rev. William Halsie Howell, 45, of Ottawa in Boone County, and Robert Edward Penn, 45, of Freeze Fork near Ethel. According to coal company officials the two were setting timbers when the slate began falling. Both men were dead when brought from the mine, the spokesman added. The deaths of Howell and Penn brought the county's mine fatalities since Saturday to a total of four. The other two were killed at Elk Creek Coal Co. at Emmett and Boone County Coal Corp. at Sharples. The Rev. Mr. Howell had been an ordained Baptist minister since 1933 and was pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church at Bias Branch when he was killed. He is survived by his widow; Nancy; three sons, John, serving with the Air Force at Langley Air Force Base, VA., William and howard, both at home; one daughter, Jean Louise Howell also at home; two brothers, Ballard of Ohio and Charles of Pikeville, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Howell of Florida, Mrs. Herbert Duncan of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. P. Adkins of Louisville, KY., and his father, F. M. Howell of Ottawa."

A Floyd County Cemetery listing found online shows that William Halsey Howell lived from March 28, 1907 to September 15, 1952, and was buried in Auxier Relocation Cemetery. His daughter, Octavia, is buried there as well.

According to his death certificate, William Halsie Howell died September 15, 1952 in Ethel, Logan County, West Virginia, from a fractured skull caused by a slate fall in a coal mine. Also on this certificate, his birthplace as Pikeville, Kentucky, his birth date as March 28, 1907, his marital status as married, his occupation as miner, his parents as F. M. Howell and Bell Stratton, and the burial place as Auxier, Kentucky.

According to West Virginia death record transcripts, William Halaie Howell [sic], son of F. M. Howell and Bell Stratton, was born March 28, 1907 in Kentucky, died September 15, 1952 in Ethel, Logan County, West Virginia, and was buried in Auxier, Kentucky. He was a miner and married at the time of his death.

On page 8 of the 1910 census for District 117 (Upper Wolf) in Martin County, Kentucky (dated May 5, 1910), Farmer M. Howel is listed as the head of the household for house #63, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 4 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Bell (wife, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 26), William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Ballar L. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On pages 19 & 20 of the 1920 census for District 113 (Marrowbone) in Pike County, Kentucky (dated January 17, 1920), Farmer Howell is listed as the head of the household for house #163, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Belle (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Ohio, age 35), Halsie (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ballard (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Tempa (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 7), Margie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Laura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 4 months), and Flaura (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 3 months).

On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 36-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Floyd County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), William H. Howel is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 23 years old. Also listed are Nansy L. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 22), and John A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 0 months). They are living next to Nancy's widowed mother.

On page 6 of the 1940 census for District 3-20 (Washington) in Boone County, West Virginia (dated April 9, 1940), William H. Howell is listed as the head of the household for house #44, he's a coal miner, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Logan County, West Virginia, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Louise (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and William Jr. (son, born in West Virginia, age 0).

    The children of LOUISE AKERS and WILLIAM HOWELL are:

    1. JOHN A. HOWELL, b. 1930, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John N. Howell was born in Floyd County to Louise Akers.
    2. OCTAVIA BELLE HOWELL, b. September 4, 1935, Kentucky, d. April 12, 1936, Betsy Layne, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Auxier, Floyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to her death certificate, Octavia Belle Howell died April 12, 1936 in Betsy Layne, Floyd County, Kentucky, from influenza and bronchial pneumonia. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as September 4, 1935, her parents as W. H. Howell (b. Kentucky) and Louise Akers (b. Kentucky), and the informant as W. H. Howell of Betsy Layne.
    3. WILLIAM HOWELL JR., b. 1940, West Virginia.
    4. HOWARD HOWELL.
    5. JEAN LOUISE HOWELL, m. (unknown first name) HENRY.







EARL CONLEY, son of CHARLES FLEMING CONLEY and ROSE MCFARLAND, was born September 16, 1904 in Rockhouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 4, 1970 in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ETHEL FAIRCHILD, daughter of LAURA A. HITCHCOCK and EDWARD FAIRCHILD, about 1927. She was born May 4, 1907 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 3, 1984 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 317 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Information on Earl Conley can also be found on page 490 of the book "Johnson County, Kentucky: A History of the County, and Genealogy of Its People Up to the Year 1927" by Mitchell Hall.

According to his obituary, Earl Conley, son of the late Charlie and Rose McFarlin Conley, was born September 16, 1904 in Johnson County, died suddenly at home in Staffordsville, Johnson County, on January 4, 1970, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Ethel Fairchilds Conley; 2 sons, Jack Mitchell Conley (Paintsville) and Earl Conley Jr. (Toledo, Ohio); 2 daughters, Harvalee Ratliff (Denver, Johnson County) and Pauline Blair (Leander); 3 brothers, Ray Conley (Staffordsville), James Conley (Raceland), and Arville Conley (Mt. Sterling); and 1 sister, Mrs. Ruie Horn (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Earl Conley was born September 14, 1904, and died in January of 1970. 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, Earl Conley died January 4, 1970 in Johnson County at the age of 65. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Ethel Fairchild Conley (age 76), daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild, was a resident of Staffordsville, Kentucky, at the time of her death. She was born May 4, 1907 in Johnson County, died February 3, 1984 in Humana Hospital in Louisa, and was buried in the family cemetery in Staffordsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Conley. She was survived by 2 sons, Jack Conley (of Staffordsville) and Earl Conley (Staffordsville); 1 daughter, Pauline Blair (Paintsville); 1 brother, Crate Fairchild (Ft. Wayne, Indiana); 4 sisters, Bertha Selvage (Staffordsville), Tava Fairchild (Paintsville), Arizona Ward (Ft. Wayne), and Faye Porter (Ft. Wayne); 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ethel Conley died February 3, 1984 in Lawrence County at the age of 76. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On page 42 of the 1930 census for District 58-3 (Magisterial District No. 1) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 23, 1930), Earl Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #226, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 20), and Robert E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 10 months). They are living next to Earl's parents.

On pages 6 & 7 of the 1940 census for District 58-3 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1940), Earl Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #48, he's a laborer for the W.P.A. road project, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Ethel (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 29), Earl Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Harva Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Jack (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

    The children of EARL CONLEY and ETHEL FAIRCHILD are:

    1. EARL CONLEY JR., b. 1929, Kentucky, m. VIRGINIA CHILDERS.
      Notes: According to his obituary, Roger A. Conley (age 45), son of the late Earl Conley Jr. and Virginia Childers Conley (of Paintsville), was a resident of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, at the time of his death. He was born October 29, 1951, and was buried on May 31, 1997 in Paintsville. He was survived by 1 son, Paul Brian Conley (of New Cumberland, West Virginia); 1 daughter, Courtney Lynn Conley (Harrogate, Tennessee); 2 brothers, Melvin Conley (Leander, Kentucky) and Keith Conley (Provincetown, Massachusetts); and 3 sisters, Cheryl Butcher (Thelma, Kentucky), Kaye Shoaf (Louisa, Kentucky), and Sandra Dingus (West Liberty, Kentucky). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    2. HARVALEE CONLEY, b. July 24, 1931, Kentucky, d. June 9, 1975, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. ELMEN RATLIFF.
      Notes: According to her obituary, Harvalee Conley Ratliff (age 43), daughter of Earl and Ethel Fairchild Conley, was born July 24, 1931, died June 9, 1975 in a local hospital after a brief illness, and was buried in the family cemetery in Staffordsville. She was survived by her husband, Elmen Ratliff; 1 son, Larry Joe Ratliff (of Denver, Kentucky); 1 daughter, Kathy Ratliff (Denver); 2 brothers, Jack M. Conley (Paintsville) and Earl Conley Jr. (Paintsville); 1 sister, Pauline Blair (Leander, Kentucky); and 1 grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    3. JACK MITCHELL "CRATE" CONLEY, b. November 17, 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. April 3, 1996, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to his obituary, Jack "Crate" Conley (age 57), son of Earl and Ethel Fairchild Conley, was a coal miner. He was born November 17, 1939 in Johnson County, died April 3, 1996 at home in Oil Springs, and was buried in Conley Family Cemetery. He was survived by 1 son, Mike Conley (of Oil Springs); 1 daughter, Paula Rowland (Oil Springs); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. ROGER ALLEN CONLEY.
    5. PAULINE CONLEY.







JOHN D. HITCHCOCK, son of NIMROD HITCHCOCK and MARY FRANCES BAYES, was born December 14, 1869 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 20, 1917 in Low Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married ALICE BARKER on March 18, 1891 in Johnson County, Kentucky. She was born in December of 1871 in Kentucky, died September 18, 1956 in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, and is buried in the family cemetery in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, John D. Hitchcock (age 21) married Alice Barker (age 18) on March 18, 1891 in Johnson County.

According to his death certificate, John D. Hitchcock died March 20, 1917 in Low Gap from tuberculosis of the lungs. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as December 14, 1869, his marital status as married, his occupation as farmer, his parents as Nim Hitchcock (b. Johnson County) and Mary Bayes (b. Magoffin County), the informant as S. L. Blanton of Volga, Kentucky, and the burial place as Volga.

According to her obituary, Alice Hitchcock (age 85), died September 18, 1956 at the home of her grandson, Van Hitchcock, in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and was buried in the family cemetery in Volga. She was married to John D. Hitchcock, who preceded her in death several years prior. She was survived by 2 sons, Cecil Hitchcock (of Volga) and Wayne Hitchcock (Smith Grove, Kentucky); 2 daughters, Mrs. Oakley Picklesiimer (Volga) and Mrs. Tom Conley (Salyersville); and 1 sister, Mrs. Chloe Stapleton. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

On page 55 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 25, 1900), John D. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #379, he's a farmer, born in December of 1869 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in December of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 9 years, she's given birth to 4 children and all are still living, age 28), Chalie (son, born in January of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), May (daughter, born in January of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Wayne (son, born in August of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Mollie (daughter, born in February of 1899 in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 1 of the 1910 census for District 76 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 15, 1910), John D. Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #3, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Alice (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 37), Chally (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), May (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Wayne (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Newel (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Jinie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

On pages 3 & 4 of the 1920 census for District 42 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 5 & 6, 1920), Alice Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #29, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 46 years old. Also listed are Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Cecil (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Newel (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Regina (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Vanburin (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 9 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Alice Hitchcock is listed as the head of the household for house #84, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 20, and she's 57 years old. Also listed are Newel (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 23), Rusha D. (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 19), Van (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), and Doill B. (son, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 5 months).

    The children of JOHN HITCHCOCK and ALICE BARKER are:

    1. CHALLIE HITCHCOCK, b. January 17, 1892, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. February 4, 1950, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MAYMIE RICE.
    2. MAY REVA HITCHCOCK, b. January 11, 1894, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 13, 1970, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. THOMAS JEFFERSON CONLEY..
    3. WAYNE HITCHCOCK, b. August 1896, Kentucky.
    4. MOLLIE HITCHCOCK, b. February 1899, Kentucky, m. OAKLEY PICKLESIMER.
    5. CECIL HITCHCOCK, b. December 6, 1902, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. November 19, 1970, Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Volga, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. SUSIE BROWN, met MOLLIE SALYER.
    6. NEWEL HITCHCOCK, b. 1906, Kentucky, m. RUSHA D. (unknown last name).
    7. REGINA HITCHCOCK, b. 1910, Kentucky.







LOUISA A. PACE, daughter of ELIZABETH SALYER and MATTHEW C. PACE, was born July 7, 1866 in Kentucky, died April 26, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married (1) THOMAS M. COOPER, son of THOMAS B. COOPER and MARY JANE BAYES, August 2, 1882 in Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was born April 22, 1864 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, died May 31, 1920, and is buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married (2) MARION MONROE "BUCK" HALL.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 180 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Louisa Pace's sister, Samantha, married Thomas M. Cooper's brother, William.

Thomas B. Cooper was the brother of Archibald Prater Cooper and Richard Lee Cooper. They are reported to be the sons of David M. Cooper and Celia Prater.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Louisa Pace married T. M. Cooper on August 2, 1882 in Magoffin County at the home of Matthew Pace, with the witness listed as R. A. Adams. It also says "(oath by T H COOPER and R A ADAMS that marriage took place Dated 7 March 1914)."

Louisa Pace and Buck Hall were reportedly married April 1, 1922.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Louisa Cooper was born July 7, 1865, and that T. M. Cooper lived from April 22, 1864 to May 31, 1920, and was buried in Brushy Fork Cemetery in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky. Louisa's death date isn't inscribed on the headstone.

According to her death certificate, Louise Pace Hall died April 26, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, from asthma. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as July 7, 1866, her marital status as married, her husband as Buck Hall, her parents as Mathew Pace (b. Kentucky) and Elizabeth Salyers (b. Kentucky), the informant as Dewey Adams of Lickburg, Kentucky, and the burial place as A. L. Cooper Cemetery.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Louise Hall died April 26, 1942 in Magoffin County at the age of 76.

On page 5 of the 1880 census for District 63 (Precinct 4 - Middle Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1880), Thomas Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #163, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Marry (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 51), and Thomas M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 16).

On page 43 of the 1900 census for District 53 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 22, 1900), Thomas M. Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #369, he's a farmer, born in April of 1864 in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, married for 17 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Louisa A. (wife, born in July of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 8 children and 7 are still living, age 34), Minnie E. (daughter, born in February of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16), Malinda J. (daughter, born in June of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Cassie E. (daughter, born in April of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8), Addie L. (daughter, born in April of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), Wannie B. (daughter, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), Nellie T. (daughter, born in December of 1897 in Kentucky, age 2), and Birdie Jo (daughter, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 5 months). They are living close to Thomas' parents.

On page 37 of the 1910 census for District 105 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 12, 1910), Thomas M. Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #247, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 27 years, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Louisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 11 children and 7 are still living, age 45), Addie L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Wonnie B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Nellie T. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Bertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 5 of the 1920 census for District 73 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 21, 1920), Tommy Cooper is listed as the head of the household for house #37, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Louisa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), Bertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), Noah (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Addie Roark (daughter, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, age 25), Paul Conley (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 9), Guy Roark (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 6), Anna Roark (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 4), and Bennie Roark (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 23 of the 1930 census for District 77-4 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Buck Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #176, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Virginia, first married at age 20, and he's 55 years old. Also listed are Louesa (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 64), and Isom (son, born in Kentucky, age 14).

On page 8 of the 1940 census for District 77-4A in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1940), Marion Monroe Hall is listed as the head of the household for house #54, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has 4th grade education, and he's 65 years old. Also listed is Louisa (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 74).

    The children of LOUISA PACE and THOMAS COOPER are:

    1. MINNIE E. COOPER, b. February 25, 1884, Kentucky, d. February 26, 1937, Bays, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. WILLIE A. ADAMS.
    2. MALINDA J. COOPER, b. June 1886, Kentucky, d. before 1910.
      Notes: Louisa Pace Cooper says that she has given birth to 11 children and 7 are still living when the 1910 census was taken. Minnie, Cassie, Addie, Wanna, Nellie, Bertie, and Noah are all still living in 1910, meaning that Malinda must have died before then.
    3. CASSIE ELLEN "ELLEN" COOPER, b. April 20, 1892, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. March 24, 1921, Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) BENJAMIN H. CONLEY, m. (2) JOHN C. WHITT.
    4. ADDIE L. COOPER, b. April 19, 1894, Kentucky, d. June 6, 1962, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. (1) ROLLIE ROARK, m. (2) ROLLIE COLLINSWORTH.
    5. WANNA B. COOPER, b. January 15, 1896, Kentucky, d. July 22, 1985, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. BENJAMIN FIELDEN ADAMS.
    6. NELLIE T. COOPER, b. December 1897, Kentucky, d. 1917, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. JAMES CORBETT "CORBETT" CHEEK.
    7. BERTIE JO COOPER, b. December 11, 1899, Kentucky, d. September 12, 1950, Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, buried in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. DEWEY JOE ADAMS.
    8. NOAH COOPER, b. December 1, 1906, Kentucky, d. March 19, 1962, buried in Lickburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. STELLA J. ELAM.







LUSTER LITTERAL, son of WILEY LITTERAL and REBECCA JANE PACE, was born January 15, 1879 in Kentucky, died November 27, 1959 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, and is buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married (1) SALLIE PENDLETON about 1905. She was born about 1886 in Kentucky. He married (2) TELIA PENIX, daughter of WILLIAM M. PENIX and NANCY JANE MONTGOMERY. She was born in June of 1891 in Kentucky. Telia Penix married (1) (unknown first name) MISKIMMINS.

Notes: Information on this family can be found on page 550 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to his obituary, Luster Litteral (age 80), son of Wiley and Rebecca Pace Litteral, enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 21 and served 3 years during the Spanish American War. He was born January 15, 1879, died November 27, 1959 in Veterans Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in the family cemetery in Oil Springs. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife; 1 daughter; 3 brothers; and 5 sisters. He was survived by his wife, Tella Litteral; 2 sons, Morris Litteral (of Martins Ferry, Ohio) and Merrill Litteral (Portsmouth, Ohio); 1 daughter, Mrs. Edward J. Barry (Norfolk, Virginia); 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Eddie Long (Stockdale, Ohio) and Mrs. Wade Rice (Oil Springs); 1 brother, W. C. Litteral (Charleston, West Virginia); 4 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; and 3 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Ohio death records, there was a Sallie Litteral who died January 9, 1943 in Athens County.

On page 19 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Luster Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, and he's 31 years old. Also listed are Sallie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 5 years, she's given birth to 3 children and 2 are still living [hard to read], age 24), Merrel (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Morris (son, born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 15 of the 1910 census for District 102 (Salyersville) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1910), Jane Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #128, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 12 children and 8 are still living, and she's 60 years old. Also listed are Jeff (son, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 37), Perlie (daughter, single, born in Kentucky, she's given birth to 1 child and that child is still living, age 20), Tulie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Clarence (son, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Wannie (female, no relationship listed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 16 of the 1920 census for District 136 (Porter Township) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated January 12, 1920), Luster Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #167, he's a laborer in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 40 years old. Also listed are Sallie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), Merril (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Morris (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), and Geneva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6).

On page 3 of the 1920 census for District 71 (State Road) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), Jane Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #28, she's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 68 years old. Also listed are Purly (daughter, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 28), Telia (daughter, widowed, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 26), Wanine (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Bertie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), and Leona (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 1 of the 1930 census for District 73-47 (Portsmouth) in Scioto County, Ohio (dated April 3, 1930), Salla L. Litteral is listed as the head of the household for house #6, she's not working, divorced, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, and she's 43 years old. Also listed are Merril V. (son, single, laborer in a steel mill, born in Kentucky, age 22), Morris J. (son, single, contractor, born in Kentucky, age 21), and Geneva M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16).

On page 19 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), Luster Litteral is found living in the home of the Riggs Meade family. Riggs Meade is listed as the head of the household for house #178, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Kala (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 53), Mamie (daughter, single, store clerk, born in Kentucky, age 24), Frank (son, married, laborer in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, first married at 22, age 22), Donnie Meade (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 21), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Ruth (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Fanny B. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Lester Litteral (cousin, divorced, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 26, age 51).

On page 12 of the 1930 census for District 77-5 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), Telia Penix is listed as the head of the household for house #133, she's a farmer, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, and she's 36 years old. Also listed are Beatrice (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 17), and Leona (daughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 13).

    The children of LUSTER LITTERAL and SALLIE PENDLETON are:

    1. MERRILL V. LITTERAL, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    2. MORRIS J. LITTERAL, b. 1909, Kentucky.
    3. GENEVA M. LITTERAL, b. 1914, Kentucky, m. EDWARD J. BARRY.

    The children of TELIA PENIX and (unknown) are:

    1. WANINE PENIX, b. 1909, Kentucky.

    The child of TELIA PENIX and (unknown first name) MISKIMMINS is:

    1. LEONA MISKIMMINS, b. July 27, 1916, Mashfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, d. December 22, 2008, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, Kentucky, m. WADE RICE.

    The child of TELIA PENIX and (unknown first name) LYKINS is:

    1. BEATRICE LYKINS, b. November 14, 1912, Magoffin County, Kentucky, m. EDDIE W. LONG, son of FLOYD LONG and EFFIE CASTLE.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Beatrice Lykins was born November 14, 1912 in Magoffin County to Telia Penix.







DRUCILLA CRACE, daughter of CAMPBELL C. CRACE and MAHALA CRAFT, was born January 10, 1843 in Kentucky, died January 13, 1929 in Flatfork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, and is buried in Hale Cemetery in Magoffin County, Kentucky. She married JAMES WAYMEN TACKETT, son of JAMES TACKETT and NANCY BLEVINS, about 1865. He was born in 1846 in Kentucky.

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

According to Kentucky birth records, Daniel Tackett was born in 1856 to James Tackett and Nancy Blevens.

According to her death certificate, Siller Tackett died January 13, 1929 in Flatfork from the flu. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as January 10, 1843, her marital status as widowed, her parents as Camel Crace (b. Kentucky) and Hala Craft (b. Kentucky), and the informant as S. M. Caudill of Leatha, Kentucky.

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

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

On page 13 of the 1880 census for District 126 (Precinct 8 - State Road Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 11, 1880), James Tacket is listed as the head of the household for house #104, no occupation is listed, he's born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Drusilla (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 37), Nehemiah (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Eli M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Sarah E. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6), Rosalee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Lydda M. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1). Drucilla's parents are in house #107.

On page 10 of the 1900 census for District 54 (Bloomington) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 6, 1900), Waymen Tacket is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, born in 1846 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 35 years, and he's 54 years old. Also listed are Druciler P. (wife, born in 1843 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 35 years, she's given birth to 6 children and all are still living, age 57), and Arlena (daughter, born in April of 1884 in Kentucky, age 16). They are living next to daughter Rosalee.

In 1910 there is a Sylor Tackett found living with the James and Lydia Roark family, but she is about 12 years younger than Drucilla Crace Tackett would be. She's found on page 25 of the 1910 census for District 104 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 3, 1910), Syler Tackett is a servant, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and she's 55 years old. James L. Roark was the son of James Wesley Roark and Virginia Cook and was found living next to Drucilla's son, Nehemiah, in 1900, so this is probably her.

On page 22 of the 1920 census for District 72 (Flat Fork) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 14, 1920), Drucilla Crace Tackett is found living in the home of her daughter. Stephen Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 50 years old. Also listed are Rosalee (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 46), Lunda (son, single, farmer, born in Kentucky, age 21), Farmer (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Pearlie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Madge (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Delpha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Hurmie (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Thurmie (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Ivory (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), Eva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 7 months), and Drucilia Tackett (mother-in-law, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 81).

    The children of DRUCILLA CRACE and JAMES TACKETT are:

    1. NEHEMIAH TACKETT, b. April 1870, Kentucky, m. LUCINDA JANE HALL.
    2. ELI M. TACKETT, b. 1872, Kentucky.
    3. SARAH ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" TACKETT, b. November 1875, Kentucky, m. DANIEL BLANTON.
    4. ROSA LEE TACKETT, b. 1876, Kentucky, d. 1950, m. STEPHEN CAUDILL.
    5. LYDIA M. TACKETT, b. 1879, Kentucky.
    6. ARLENA TACKETT, b. April 1884, Kentucky.







SARAH ELLA "ELLA" RICE, daughter of MARTHA E. FAIRCHILD and WILEY RICE, was born November 12, 1871 in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 19, 1948 in in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM BENJAMIN CAUDILL, son of STEPHEN CAUDILL and JINCY FAIRCHILD, January 23, 1891 in Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born September 12, 1868 in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, died October 31, 1957 in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Asa, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information on Ella Rice can be found on page 370 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

According to Kentucky marriage record transcripts, Ella Rice (age 19) married Benjamin Caudill (age 22) on January 23, 1891 in Johnson County.

According to her death certificate, Ella Rice Caudill died July 19, 1948 in Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, from a cerebral hemorrhage. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as November 12, 1871, her marital status as married, her husband as William B. Caudill (age 80), her parents as Wiley Rice (b. Kentucky) and Martha Fairchild (b. Kentucky), the informant as Tillman Caudill of Dayton, Ohio, the burial place as Asa, Kentucky, and the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice].

According to her obituary, Ella Rice Caudill (age 76), daughter of Wiley and Martha Fairchild Rice (early settlers of the Asa section of Johnson County), was lifelong resident of Asa. She was born November 12, 1871, died at home on July 19, 1948, and was buried in the family cemetery near her home. She was survived by her husband; 2 sons, Garrett Caudill (of Ohio), and Tillman Caudill (Ohio); and 2 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Tackett (Staffordsville) and Mrs. Grace Tackett (Dayton, Ohio)). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ella Caudill died July 19, 1948 in Johnson County at the age of 76. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

According to his obituary, William Benjamin Caudill, son of the late Stephen and Jincie Fairchild Caudill, was born September 12, 1868 in Barnetts Creek, died October 13 [misprint], 1957 at home in Asa, and was buried Saturday, November 2, 1957 in the family cemetery in Asa, after living there for 60 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Rice Caudill, 9 years prior. He was survived by 2 sons, Garrett Caudill (of Washington Court House, Ohio) and Tilman Caudill (Dayton, Ohio); 2 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Tackett (Staffordsville) and Mrs. Carl Tackett (Asa); 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, William B. Caudill died October 31, 1957 in Johnson County at the age of 89.

On page 36 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 18, 1900), Benjamin Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #303, he's a farmer, born in September of 1870 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Ella (wife, born in October of 1874 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 8 years, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 25), Bertha M. (daughter, born in July of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Garret (son, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3), and Gracie (daughter, born in October of 1896 in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 6 of the 1910 census for District 72 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 20, 1910), William B. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #60, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 19 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 5 children and 4 are still living, age 38), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Gracie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), Garret (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Tillman (son, born in Kentucky, age 4).

On page 14 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 15 & 16, 1920), William B. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #132, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 51 years old. Also listed are Ella (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 48), and Tillmon (son, born in Kentucky, age 14). They are living next to son Garrett.

On page 27 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), W. B. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #204, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 23, and he's 61 years old. Also listed is Ella (wife, born in Kentucky, parent sborn in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 58).

On page 11 of the 1940 census for District 58-9 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1940), W. B. Caudill is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 71 years old. Also listed are Ellie (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 68), Tilman (son, divorced, clerk for the W.P.A., born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 34), and Benjamin F. Caudill (grandson, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same place that he was in 1935, age 6).

    The children of ELLA RICE and WILLIAM CAUDILL are:

    1. BERTHA MAY CAUDILL, b. June 25, 1892, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. October 23, 1977, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. FLOYD THOMAS TACKETT.
    2. GARRETT H. CAUDILL, b. October 14, 1896, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 17, 1989, Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, buried in Milledgeville, Fayette County, Ohio, m. ERIE SALYER.
    3. GRACE CAUDILL, b. October 14, 1896, Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. June 20, 1983, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. CARLISS D. "CARL" TACKETT.
      Notes: Garrett and Grace Caudill were twins.
    4. TILLMAN CAUDILL, b. 1906, Kentucky, d. February 25, 1962, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, m. BESSIE PATTON.







GEORGE SALYER, son of THOMAS J. SALYER and NAOMA "OMA" BURCHETT, was born March 9, 1884 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died January 2, 1933 in Red Bush, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARY HETTIE "DINK" THOMAS, daughter of CORNELIUS MUCK THOMAS and ANNA BUNYARD. She was born December 12, 1884 in Kentucky, died May 29, 1973 in Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Elna, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: Mary Hettie "Dink" Thomas was the sister of Elliot L. Thomas.

Cornelius Muck Thomas' full name was determined by looking at the various census reports - Muck in 1880 and 1900, Cornelius M. in 1910 and 1920 - and by finding his marriage record to Anna and the obituary of his son John Edward Thomas (1883-1935). Anna's last name is listed as Bunnard in the marriage record, but it was Bunyard in the 1850 and 1860 census reports. Her last name is listed as Fouch in her son Elliot's obituary.

According to Kentucky marriage records, Cornelius Thomas (age 22, farmer, 1st marriage, b. Rowan County, father b. in Pike County, mother b. in Fleming County) married Anna Bunnard (age 25, 1st marriage, b. Carter County, father b. Pike County, mother b. Morgan County) on December 21, 1874 in Rowan County.

When George Salyer'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 Red Bush, Johnson County, that his closest relative was Mrs. Marry Salyer of Red Bush, and that he was born March 17, 1881. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had light blue eyes and dark brown hair.

According to his death certificate, George Salyer died January 2, 1933 in Red Bush after being hit by a gasoline drip pipe. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as March 9, 1883, his marital status is blank, his occupation as fieldman for Central Kentucky Gas Company, his parents as Thomas J. Salyer (b. Johnson County) and Oma Burchet (b. Johnson County), the informant as Charlie Williams of Red Bush, Kentucky, and the burial place as the home farm.

According to her obituary, Mary "Dink" Thomas Salyer (age 88), daughter of C. M. and Ann Bunyard Thomas, was born December 12, 1884, died in May of 1973, and was buried in the family cemetery in Elna on June 1, 1973. She was survived by 3 sons, C. M. Salyer (of Cincinnati, Ohio), John Salyer (Blaine, Kentucky), and Thomas Salyer (Elna); 6 daughters, Mollie Pelphrey (Staffordsville), Mildred Griffith (Catlettsburg), Louella Cremeans (Columbus, Ohio), Hazel Williams (Columbus), Castera McKenzie (Louisa, Kentucky), and Lillian Gebheart (Omaha, Nebraska); 1 half-brother, Conn Thomas (Willow Run, Michigan); 2 half-sisters, Bessie McKenzie (Columbus) and Mae Evans (Columbus); 38 grandchildren; and 73 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Mary H. Salyer died May 29, 1973 in Boyd County at the age of 88. She was living in Johnson County at the time of her death.

On pages 33 & 34 of the 1900 census for District 41 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 16, 1900), Muck Thomas is listed as the head of the household for house #253, he's a farmer, born in April of 1853 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Ann (wife, born in April of 1849 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 26 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 51), John E. (son, born in August of 1883 in Kentucky, age 16), Mary (daughter, born in December of 1886 in Kentucky, age 13), Bert (son, born in March of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), and Susie (daughter, born in February of 1892 in Kentucky, age 8).

On page 27 of the 1910 census for District 75 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated May 9, 1910), George Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #190, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 3 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 2 children and both are still living, age 20), C. M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 months).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 43 (Red Bush) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 28, 1920), George Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #66, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 37 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 33), C. M. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10), John (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Louela [hard to read] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Tera (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Thomas D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 13 of the 1930 census for District 58-9 (Magisterial District No. 4) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 11, 1930), George Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 47 years old. Also listed are Mary (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 43), C. M. (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 23), Mollie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 20), John E. (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 16), Louella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Kesatera (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Thomas (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Lilian (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5).

    The children of GEORGE SALYER and DINK THOMAS are:

    1. C. M. SALYER, b. 1908, Kentucky.
    2. MOLLIE SALYER, b. November 5, 1909, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 1, 1980, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky, met CECIL HITCHCOCK, m. CHALLIE PELPHREY.
    3. JOHN EDD SALYER, b. January 7, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. August 28, 2003, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, John E. Salyer was born January 7, 1912 in Johnson County to Mary Thomas.
      According to his obituary, John Edd Salyers (age 91), son of the late "George and Mary Hettie Dink Thomas," was retired from General Motors and a resident of Louisa, Kentucky, at the time of his death. He was born January 7, 1912 in Johnson County, died August 28, 2003 in Highland Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa. He was survived by 3 daughters, Kay Benthin (of Omaha, Nebraska), Angela Salyers (Lapeer, Michigan), and Jonna Pearson (Flint, Michigan); 1 brother, Tom Salyers (Johnson County); 1 sister, Hazel Williams (Columbus, Ohio); and 2 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    4. JAMES FRANKIE SALYER, b. January 7, 1912, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: John and James Salyer were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James F. Salyer was born January 7, 1912 in Johnson County to Mary Thomas.
    5. MILDRED SALYER, b. February 14, 1914, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) GRIFFITH.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mildred Salyer was born February 14, 1914 in Johnson County to Mary Thomas.
    6. LOUELLA SALYER, b. January 21, 1916, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) CREMEANS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Luella Salyer was born January 21, 1916 in Johnson County to Mary Thomas.
    7. CASTERA SALYER, b. 1918, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) MCKENZIE.
    8. THOMAS DOUGLAS SALYER, b. January 21, 1920, Kentucky, d. September 21, 2008, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Douglas Salyer was born January 21, 1920 in Johnson County to Mary Thomas.
      According to his obituary, Thomas Douglas Salyer (age 88), son of the late George and Mary Hettie "Dink" Salyer, worked at the Paintsville Stock Market and was the groundskeeper of the Paintsville football field. He was born January 21, 1920, died September 21, 2008 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, and was buried in Salyers Family Cemetery. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, C. M. Salyer, John Ed Salyer, James Frankie Salyer, and George Paris Salyer; 5 sisters, Mollie Pelfrey, Mildred Griffith, Louella Cremeans, Casteria McKenzie, and Lillian King. He was survived by 1 sister, Hazel Williams (of Columbus, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    9. OMA LILLIAN SALYER, b. April 6, 1922, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) GILBERT, m. (2) (unknown first name) KING.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Oma L. Salyer was born April 6, 1922 in Johnson County to Dnk Thomas.
    10. HAZEL SALYER, b. 1925, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) WILLIAMS.
    11. GEORGE PARIS SALYER.







GEORGE MILTON RICE, son of MARY M. "POLLY" SALYER and JOHN J. RICE, was born August 2, 1865 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died November 3, 1950 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married SARAH ELIZABETH BLAIR, daughter of WALLACE B. BLAIR and MARGARET HITCHCOCK, February 1, 1884. She was born April 5, 1865 in Kentucky, died February 28, 1929 in Niles, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Rice Cemetery in Johnson County, Kentucky.

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

According to his death certificate, George Milton Rice died November 3, 1950 at home in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, from arteriosclerosis. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Johnson County, his birth date as August 2, 1865, his marital status as widowed, his parents as John Rice and Mary Salyers, the informant as Ellis Rice, the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice], and the burial place as Rice Cemetery.

According to his obituary, George Milton Rice (age 85), son of the late John and Mary Salyers Rice, was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He was born August 2, 1865 in Johnson County, died November 3, 1950 at the home of his son after an illness of 2 years, and was buried in the family cemetery in Barnetts Creek. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Blair Rice, 21 years prior. He was survived by 2 sons, Ellis Rice (of Oil Springs) and Smith Rice (Columbus, Ohio); 2 daughters, Mrs. Elva Conley (Oil Springs) and Mrs. Flora Salyers (Owensboro); 2 brothers, Dr. Grant Rice (Oil Springs) and Wilce Rice (Barnetts Creek); 1 sister, Mrs. Minta Dixon (Piketon, Ohio); 30 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, George M. Rice died November 3, 1950 in Johnson County at the age of 85. He was living in Johnson County at the time of his death.

According to her death certificate, Sarah Blair Rice died February 28, 1929 in Johnson County, Kentucky, from organic valvular heart disease. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Kentucky, her birth date as April 5, 1865, her marital status as married, her husband as George Rice, her father as Wallace Blair (b. Kentucky), her mother's maiden name as Hitchcock (b. Kentucky), the informant as George Rice of Niles, Kentucky, the doctor as Grant Rice [Ulysses Grant Rice], and the burial place as Rice Cemetery.

According to her obituary, Sarah Elizabeth Blair Rice was born April 5, 1865, and died February 27, 1929 at home in Niles, Johnson County, Kentucky. Of her 10 children, 5 died before she did. She was survived by her husband, George M. Rice, whom she married on February 1, 1884; 2 sons, Smith Rice (of Oil Springs) and Ellis Rice (Niles, Kentucky); and 3 daughters, Mrs. Dora A. Alley (Ashland, Kentucky), Mrs. Flora Salyers (Oil Springs), and Mrs. Elva Conley (Staffordsville). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Sarah Rice died February 28, 1929 in Johnson County at the age of 63.

On page 44 of the 1900 census for District 40 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated June 21, 1900), George M. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #378, he's a farmer, born in August of 1864 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in August of 1865 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 16 years, she's given birth to 8 children and 6 are still living, age 34), Dora (daughter, born in November of 1884 in Kentucky, age 15), Smith (son, born in July of 1888 in Kentucky, age 11), Franklin (son, born in March of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Florra (daughter, born in July of 1892 in Kentucky, age 7), Callie (daughter, born in April of 1894 in Kentucky, age 6), and Elza (son, born in December of 1899 in Kentucky, age 5 months). They are living close to Sarah's brother James.

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

On page 4 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 6, 1920), George M. Rice 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 54 years old. Also listed are Sarah E. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 54), and Ellis (son, born in Kentucky, age 14). They are living next to son Smith.

On page 20 of the 1930 census for District 58-7 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 16, 1930), George M. Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #181, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 64 years old. Also listed are Ellis (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 20, age 24), Madge (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 23), Mildred (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), Mary K. (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, age 2), and Melvin L. (grandson, born in Kentucky, age 3 months). They are living next to daughter Elva and close to son Smith.

On page 40 of the 1940 census for District 58-8 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Ellis Rice is listed as the head of the household for house #333, 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 34 years old. Also listed are Madge (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Mary K. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Melvin (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Marion Lee (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), George H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Harry Ellis (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), Elmer G. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2), and George Rice Sr. (father, widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 74).

    The children of GEORGE RICE and SARAH BLAIR are:

    1. DORA A. RICE, b. November 21, 1884, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 28, 1941, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (1) JAMES HAYDEN SPRADLIN, m. (2) JOHN E. ALLEY.
    2. SMITH RICE, b. July 1888, Kentucky, d. October 18, 1964, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, buried in Obetz, Franklin County, Ohio, m. STELLA LONG.
    3. FRANKLIN RICE, b. March 1890, Kentucky, d. April 10, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Frank Rice, son of G. M. and S. E. Rice, died April 10, 1904 in Johnson County at the age of 14. No cause of death was given.
    4. FLORA RICE, b. July 1892, Kentucky, m. CLAUDE SALYER.
    5. CALLIE RICE, b. April 1894, Kentucky, d. before 1910.
    6. ELVA RICE, b. December 28, 1899, Kentucky, d. February 5, 1991, Floyd County, Kentucky, m. CHARLES C. CONLEY.
    7. VESSIE RICE, b. 1903, Kentucky, d. April 20, 1904, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky death records, Vessie Rice, daughter of G. M. and S. E. Rice, died April 20, 1904 in Johnson County at the age of 1. No cause of death was given.
    8. ELLIS RICE, b. 1905, Kentucky, d. June 9, 1970, Madison County, Ohio, buried in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. MADGE CONLEY.







ERNEST M. SALYER, son of JOHN M. SALYER and NERVESTA YATES, was born April 18, 1896 in Kentucky, died in 1936, and is buried in Round Lake Cemetery in Knox, Starke County, Indiana. He married MYRTLE SALYER, daughter of FRANCIS MARION SALYER and MINERVA (unknown last name), about 1917. She was born in May of 1898 in Kentucky, died in 1978, and is buried in Round Lake Cemetery in Knox, Starke County, Indiana. Myrtle Salyer married (2) (unknown first name) LAMBERT.

Notes: Information on Ernie Salyer can be found on page 185 of "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society.

Ernest Salyer's brother, Charles, married Myrtle Salyer's sister, Bertha.

Myrtle Salyer's mother's maiden name was reportedly Minerva Jane Salyer. This couldn't be verified.

When Ernie Salyer's World War I draft registration card was filled out on June 5, 1917 in Johnson County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a self-employed farmer in Oil Springs, Johnson County, that he had a wife and a child, and that he was born April 18, 1896 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be tall, of medium build, and he had brown eyes and black hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Ernie Salyer lived from 1896 to 1936, and was buried in Round Lake Cemetery in Knox, Starke County, Indiana, and that Myrtle Salyer Lambert lived from 1898 to 1978, and was buried in the same cemetery.

On page 23 of the 1900 census for District 56 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated June 11 & 12, 1900), Marion Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #181, he's a farmer, born in November of 1858 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Manerva (wife, born in September of 1866 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 15 years, she's given birth to 7 children and all are still living, age 33), May (daughter, born in May of 1886 in Kentucky, age 14), Fred L. (son, born in April of 1888 in Kentucky, age 12), Ida (daughter, born in March of 1890 in Kentucky, age 10), Stella (daughter, born in June of 1894 in Kentucky, age 5), Mousie (daughter, born in January of 1896 in Kentucky, age 4), Mertie (daughter, born in May of 1898 in Kentucky, age 2), and Jessie (daughter, born in April of 1900 in Kentucky, age 1 month).

On page 18 of the 1910 census for District 108 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated May 12, 1910), Marion Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #134, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 25 years, and he's 52 years old. Also listed are Manervia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 10 children and 8 are still living, age 43), Fred (son, single, farm hand, born in Kentucky, age 22), Mousie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Myrtle (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Joseph (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), and Julia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 10 months).

On page 21 of the 1920 census for District 76 (Meadows) in Magoffin County, Kentucky (dated January 21 & 22, 1920), Earn Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #179, he's a railroad laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 25 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 21), and Burl Lee (son, born in Kentucky, age 2). Myrtle's parents are in house #177.

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 75-6 (Jackson) in Starke County, Indiana (dated April 9, 1930), Earnest Salyer is listed as the head of the household for house #58, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 30 years old. Also listed are Myrtle (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 28), Berl C. (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Earl D. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Fred (son, born in Kentucky, age 6), Ruth (daughter, born in Ohio, age 4 years 1 month), and Geneva (daughter, born in Indiana, age 0). Myrtle's brother Fred is also found in Starke County.

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 75-1 (California) in Starke County, Indiana (dated April 30, 1940), Myrtle Salyers is listed as the head of the household for house #172, she's widowed, not working, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same place that she was in 1935, she has no formal education, and she's 41 years old. Also listed are Earl (son, not working, born in Kentucky, age 19), Fred (son, not working, born in Kentucky, age 18), Donald (son, born in Indiana, age 5), Ruth (daughter, born in Indiana, age 14), Geneva (daughter, born in Indiana, age 12), and Betty (daughter, born in Indiana, age 9).

    The children of ERNIE SALYER and MYRTLE SALYER are:

    1. BURL LEE SALYER, b. 1918, Kentucky.
    2. EARL D. SALYER, b. 1921, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Earl Salyer was born in Magoffin County to Myrtle Salyer.
    3. FRED L. SALYER, b. 1923, Magoffin County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Fred L. Salyers was born in Magoffin County to Myrtle Salyers.
    4. RUTH SALYER, b. 1926, Ohio.
    5. GENEVA SALYER, b. 1930, Indiana.
    6. BETTY SALYER, b. 1931, Indiana.
    7. DONALD SALYER, b. 1935, Indiana.







FLORA FRANCES BLANTON, daughter of JAMES P. BLANTON and SARAH FRANCIS SPRADLIN, was born October 25, 1900 in Ballot, Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 11, 1972 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana, and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Indiana. She married JAMES FRANKLIN "FRANK" ARMES, son of MINERVA EASTER SPRADLIN and JOHN L. ARMS, May 23, 1917 in Ballot, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was born June 17, 1895 in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, died April 17, 1971 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Notes: In the 1920 census, Flora and James are found in 2 different places. They are found in the home of her father, and they are also found living next to his parents.

When Frank Arms' 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 was married, that he had weak lungs, and that he was born June 17, 1895 in Oil Springs, Kentucky. He was found to be tall and slender, and he had blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Information found on findagrave.com and a photo of their headstone shows that Flora Armes lived from 1900 to 1972, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Indiana, and that Frank Armes lived from June 17, 1895 to April 17, 1971, and was buried in the same cemetery. A second gravemarker for Frank shows that he served as a private in the 51st Infantry during World War I.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Flora Armes was born October 25, 1900, and died in July of 1972. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Michigan, and her last place of residence was in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, James Armes was born June 17, 1895, and died in April of 1971. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Claypool, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

On page 13 of the 1920 census for District 39 (Oil Springs) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 16 & 17, 1920), James P. Blanton is listed as the head of the household for house #116, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 63 years old. Also listed are Frank Arms (son-in-law, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 23), Flora (daughter, married, born in Kentucky, age 20), and Guy Arms (grandson, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months).

On page 11 of the 1920 census for District 38 (Jennies Creek) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Frank Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #106, he's a farm laborer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 24 years old. Also listed are Flora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), and Guy (son, born in Kentucky, age 1 year 9 months). They are living next to Frank's parents.

On page 6 of the 1930 census for District 58-8 (Magisterial District No. 3) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 4, 1930), Frank Arms is listed as the head of the household for house #42, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Flora (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 16, age 29), Guy (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5). They are living next to Flora's brother and widowed father.

On page 24 of the 1940 census for District 80-10 (Bloomingdale Township) in Van Buren County, Michigan (dated May 18, 1940), Frank Armes is listed as the head of the household for house #265, he's a pumper in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County, Kentucky, in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Flora (wife, born in Kentucky, 6th grade education, age 39), Guy (son, single, pumper in the oil fields, born in Kentucky, 4 years of high school, age 21), Mildred (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Virginia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), and Loretta (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8).

    The children of FLORA BLANTON and FRANK ARMES are:

    1. GUY HAROLD ARMES, b. May 4, 1918, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 20, 1951, Kalamazoo, Kalazoo County, Michigan, m. URSULA MARY FOWLES, September 8, 1943.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Guy Arms was born May 4, 1918 in Johnson County to Flora Blanton.
    2. JAMES CLYDE ARMES, b. April 7, 1920, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. March 11, 1922, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky.
    3. MILDRED FAY ARMES, b. August 10, 1921, Leander, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 15, 1984, Kalamazoo, Kalazoo County, Michigan, m. NEAL SMOTHERS, June 2, 1941.
    4. VIRGINIA FRANCIS ARMES, b. February 13, 1923, Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. May 20, 1985, Kalamazoo, Kalazoo County, Michigan, buried in Lawton, Van Buren County, Michigan, m. LLOYD GERALD O'CONNOR, August 1, 1946.
    5. NORSIE ARMES, b. January 30, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. January 30, 1930, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Johnson County, Kentucky.
    6. LORETTA IRENE ARMES, b. May 29, 1932, Riceville, Johnson County, Kentucky, d. September 23, 1992, Goldbar, Snohomish County, Washington, buried in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington, m. ROBERT WILLIS REESE, April 29, 1950, Michigan (divorced).
    7. DELORES SUE "DEE" ARMES, m. DONALD LEE SMITH.

    (This information comes from Dee Armes Smith and other sources)







WILLIAM "WILLIE" CONLEY, son of DARIUS "COONIE" CONLEY and ANNA RYLAND, was born September 4, 1905 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died March 10, 1977 in London, Madison County, Ohio, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA CANTRELL, daughter of SARAH ELIZABETH "ELIZABETH" CONLEY and CHARLES WILSON "WILSON" CANTRELL. She was born January 7, 1906 in Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, Kentucky, died October 23, 1997 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, and is buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky," published and sold by The Magoffin County Historical Society (page 177), Willie Conley was the grandson of Coonie Conley and the son of Rolly Conley. He was born in 1905, died in 1977, and married Martha Cantrell who was born in 1906. Their children were Winfred, Neva, Charles, Ann, Patsy, Billy, and Hershel.

According to his obituary, Willie Conley (age 71), son of Darius and Anna Rylan Conley, was a self-employed carpenter, and had been a resident of Springfield, Ohio, for 32 years prior to his death. He was born September 4, 1905 in Johnson County, died March 10, 1977 in Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs. He was survived by his wife, Martha Cantrell Conley; 3 sons, Winifred Conley (of Irvin, Ohio), Charles Conley (Springfield, Ohio), and Bill Conley (South Vienna, Ohio); 3 daughters, Mrs. Neval Pennell (London, Ohio), Mrs. Patsy Runyon (London, Ohio), and Mrs. Ann Hatcher (Marysville, Ohio); 5 brothers, Charlie Conley (Oil Springs), Gus Conley (Oil Springs), Glen Conley (Oil Springs), Hobert Conley (Win, Kentucky), and Mitchell Conley (Greenup); 2 sisters, Mrs. Virgie Jackson (Staffordsville) and Mrs. Mae Thornsburg (Salyersville); 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Willie Conley was born September 4, 1905, and died in March of 1977. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Willie Conley was born about 1906, and died March 10, 1977 in Madison County Hospital in London, Madison County, at the age of 71. He was living in Springfield, Clark County, and was married at the time of his death.

According to her obituary, Martha Cantrell Conley (age 91), daughter of the late Wilson and Elizabeth Conley Cantrell, was born January 7, 1906 in Wheelersburg, died October 23, 1997 in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio, and was buried in Conley Cemetery in Oil Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Conley; 1 son, Donald Conley; 1 grandchild, Deam Allen Conley; 1 son-in-law, John Pennell; 2 brothers, Charles and Ervin Cantrell; and 2 sisters, Lilly Salyers and Stella LeMaster. She was survived by 3 sons, Winifred Conley (of Marysville, Ohio), Charles Conley (Springfield, Ohio), and Billy Conley (South Vienna, Ohio); 3 daughters, Neval Pennell (London, Ohio), Patricia Runyon (London, Ohio), and Elizabeth Ann Hatcher (Mechanicsburg, Ohio); 1 brother, Marion Cecil Cantrell (Salyersville); 1 sister, Willie Lemaster (Salyersville); 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 6 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, Martha C. Conley was born January 7, 1906, and died October 23, 1997. She received her Social Security card in 1952-1954 in Ohio, and her last place of residence was in London, Madison County, Ohio.

According to Ohio death record transcripts, Martha Cantrell Conley was born January 7, 1905 in Kentucky, and died October 23, 1997 in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Clark County, at the age of 92. Her father's surname is listed as Cantrell, her mother's maiden name as Conley, and she was widowed at the time of her death.

On pages 15 & 16 of the 1930 census for District 58-10 (Low Gap) in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 12 & 14, 1930), Willie Conley is found married and living with his parents but Martha isn't with him. Coonie Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #137, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 18, and he's 57 years old. Also listed are Anna (wife, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, first married at 24, age 47), Willie (son, married, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, first married at 21, age 23), Gussie (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Mitchel (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Glen (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Georgia (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 10).

On page 21 of the 1940 census for District 58-12 in Johnson County, Kentucky (dated April 27, 1940), Willie Conley is listed as the head of the household for house #174, 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 34 years old. Also listed are Martha (wife, born in Kentucky, she's living in the same house that she was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 34), Winford (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Charles (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Neva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Patsey (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Billie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 6 months).

    The children of WILLIE CONLEY and MARTHA CANTRELL are:

    1. WINIFRED CONLEY, b. 1927, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Winifred Conley was born in Johnson County to Martha Cantrell.
    2. CHARLES D. CONLEY, b. 1929, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Charles D. Conley was born in Johnson County to Martha Cantrell.
    3. NEVAL C. CONLEY, b. 1932, Morgan County, Kentucky, m. JOHN PENNELL.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Neval C. Conley was born in Morgan County to Martha Cantrill.
    4. PATRICIA L. CONLEY, b. 1937, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) RUNYON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Patricia L. Conley was born in Johnson County to Martha Cantrell.
    5. BILLY H. CONLEY, b. 1939, Johnson County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Billie H. Conley was born in Johnson County to Martha Cantrell.
    6. ELIZABETH ANN CONLEY, b. Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) HATCHER.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Elizabeth Ann Conley was born in Johnson County to Martha Cantrell.
    7. DONALD CONLEY.







CURTIS MCKENZIE, son of TOBE MCKENZIE and SPICY TACKETT, was born February 3, 1909 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died July 10, 1979 in Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. He married IVAL SPARKS, daughter of POWELL SPARKS and OLLIE MURRAY. She was born February 20, 1916 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died February 26, 2009 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. Ival Sparks married (1) HARRY B. LEMASTER. She married (2) Curtis McKenzie. She married (3) (unknown first name) BLEVINS. She married (4) WAYNE FRANKLIN CONLEY.

Notes: According to his obituary, Curtis McKenzie resident of Flat Gap and son of Toby and Spicy Tackett McKenzie, was born February 3, 1909 in Johnson County, died in 1979, and is buried in the Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife, Ival Sparks McKenzie; 1 son, Robert McKenzie (of Old Hickory, Tennessee); 5 step-sons, Cecil Lemaster and James Sparks (of Leverne, Tennessee), Junior Lemaster (of Springfield, Ohio), Bill Lemaster (of Old Hickory, Tennessee), and Roger Sparks (of Sitka); 1 daughter, Clara Ann Ely (of Michigan); 2 step-daughters, Willa Mae Conley (of Sunberry, Ohio) and Wanda McKenzie (of Flat Gap); 1 brother, Francis McKenzie (of Sitka); and 3 sisters, Alka Murry (of Paintsville), May Jaynes (of Turner Branch), and Donna Salyers (of Sitka). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Curtis McKenzie was born February 3, 1909, and died in July of 1979. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Curtis McKenzie died July 10, 1979 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

According to her obituary, Ival Sparks Conley, daughter of the late Powell and Ollie Murray Sparks, was born February 20, 1916 in Johnson County, died February 26, 2009 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, and is buried in the Sparks Cemetery in Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Conley, and survived by 5 sons, Roger Sparks (of Sitka), James David Sparks (of Watertown, Tennessee), Walter Lemaster (of Lebanon, Tennessee), Cecil Lemaster (of Cherokee, Alabama), and Bill Lemaster (of Mt. Joliet, Tennessee); 1 daughter, Wanda McCoy (of Pikeville, Kentucky); 1 brother, Hollis Sparks (of Sitka); 4 sisters, Inis Corgin, Flora Davis, Gusta Sparks, and Geneva Chapman (all of Sunbury, Ohio). (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

    The children of CURTIS MCKENZIE and (unknown) are:

    1. ROBERT MCKENZIE.
    2. CLARA ANN MCKENZIE, m. (unknown first name) ELY.







MITCHELL DIXON, son of ARMINTA A. "MINTA" RICE and CLARK DIXON, was born February 7, 1898 in Kentucky, died in April of 1970 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Robinette Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. He married MARIE ROBINETT, daughter of NELSON C. ROBINETT and EMMA S. BLANKENSHIP, about 1919. She was born about 1900 in Kentucky, died September 24, 1974 in Boyd County, Kentucky, and is buried in Robinette Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Emma Robinett died April 12, 1918 in England Hill, Boyd County, Kentucky, "From an epileptic convulsion Which has existed from infancy." Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Boyd County, her birth date as April 1902, her parents as N. C. Robinenett [sic] (b. Old Va) and Emma Blankiship [sic] (b. Boyd County), the informant as N. C. Robinenett of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and the burial place as Robinenette Cemetery.

When Mitchell Dixon's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, he stated that he was a farmer working for "Clark Dixon Father," that his closest relative was Clark Dixon, and that he was born February 7, 1898. He was found to be of medium height and stout build, and he had blue eyes and black hair.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Mitchell and Marie Dixon were buried in Robinette Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Mitchel Dixon was born February 7, 1898, and died in April of 1970. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Marie R. Dixon died September 24, 1974 in Boyd County at the age of 74.

On page 23 of the 1910 census for District 12 (Catlettsburg) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 29, 1910), Nelson C. Robinett is listed as the head of the household for house #170, he's a farmer, born in Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in North Carolina, 1st marriage, married for 26 years, and he's 49 years old. Also listed are Emma S. (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 12 children and all are still living, age 42), Millard (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 26), Stella (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Harrison (son, single, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 22), Charlie (son, laborer in the timber industry, born in Kentucky, age 20), Annie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Frank (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Susie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Nelson (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Marie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Emma (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 8), Cora (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Ida (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3).

On page 7 of the 1920 census for District 17 (Cannonsburg) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 20, 1920), Mitchell Dixon is listed as the head of the household for house #69, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 21 years old. Also listed are Marie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 19), and Mitchell Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 months). They are living next to Mitchell's parents.

On page 7 of the 1930 census for District 10-5 (England Hill) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 8, 1930), Mitchell Dixon is listed as the head of the household for house #286, he's a manager of a grocery store, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 21, and he's 32 years old. Also listed are Marie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 29), Junior (son, born in Kentucky, age 10), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), and Warren (son, born in Kentucky, age 5).

On page 27 of the 1940 census for District 10-9 in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 22, 1940), Mitchell Dixon is listed as the head of the household for house #202, he's working for Armco, born in Kentucky, he was living in rural Johnson County in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Marie (wife, born in Kentucky, she was living in rural Boyd County in 1935, 8th grade education, age 39), Mitchell Jr. (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Roy (son, born in Kentucky, age 18), Warren (son, born in Kentucky, age 15), Lorene (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Infant [sic] (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 0 months).

    The children of MITCHELL DIXON and MARIE ROBINETT are:

    1. MITCHELL DIXON JR., b. October 31, 1919, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Mitchell Dixon was born October 31, 1919 in Boyd County to Marie Robinett.
    2. JAMES ROY DIXON, b. 1922, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, James R. Dixon was born in Boyd County to Marie Robinett.
    3. WARREN EDWARD DIXON, b. 1924, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Warren E. Dixon was born in Boyd County to Marie Robinette.
    4. ANNA LORENE DIXON, b. 1931, Boyd County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Lorene Dixon was born in Boyd County to Marie Robinett.
    5. GLADYS M. DIXON, b. March 21, 1940, Boyd County, Kentucky, d. May 26, 2013, West Deer Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, m. ROM C. HURST, April 18, 1964.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Gladys M. Dixon was born March 21, 1940 in Boyd County to Marie Robinette.
      According to her obituary, Gladys M. Dixon Hurst (age 73), daughter of the late Mitchell and Marie Robinette Dixon, was born March 21, 1940 in Boyd County, Kentucky, and died May 26, 2013 at home in West Deer Township after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. "She married Rom C. Hurst of Ashland, KY on April 18, 1964 and they had a happy life together. Gladys was the loving mother of Kimberly (Don) Nyalka of Whitehall and R. Steven (Brittany) Hurst of Hampton, and the proud grandmother of Katelyn Nyalka, R. Mitchell and Colin Hurst; sister of the late Anna Lorene, Mitchell, Jr., James Roy, and Warren Edward Dixon. She worked for Northwood Realty and for the breast cancer prevention research studies at the University of Pittsburgh and AGH before retiring in 2000. She enjoyed her family immensely and also loved time spent outside gardening. She is also survived by nephews, other family and friends in both Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The family would like to thank Family Hospice for their kind care of Gladys at home in recent months. Celebrate Mrs. Hurst's life with her family on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Rt. 8, Shaler Twp. Services will be held at Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church on Butler Plank Road, Glenshaw on Friday at 11 a.m. Family respectfully suggests donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org. Leave condolences at: www.permanfuneralhome.com."







MARION R. DIXON, son of ARMINTA A. "MINTA" RICE and CLARK DIXON, was born April 5, 1901 in Johnson County, Kentucky, died August 22, 1969 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, and is buried in Machpelah Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. He married HAZEL LAKINS, daughter of HERMAN LAKINS and LUEVA "EFFIE" HORNBUCKLE. She was born May 12, 1906 in Kentucky, died April 2, 1977 in Montgomery County, Kentucky, and is buried in Machpelah Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.

Notes: According to her death certificate, Effie Hornbuckel Lakin died July 24, 1911 in England Hill, Boyd County, Kentucky, "From symptoms cause Chlora Morbus" [Cholera Morbus?]. Also on this certificate, her birthplace is listed as Boyd County, her birth date as November 25, 1886, her marital status as married, her parents as W M Hornbuckel [William Hornbuckle] (b. Boyd County) and Lucinda Falkner [hard to read], the informant as Herman Lakens of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and the burial place as Kavanaugh Grave Yard.

Information found on findagrave.com shows that Marion and Hazel Dixon were both buried in Machpelah Cemetery in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. No headstone photos are provided.

According to his obituary, Marion Dixon (age 68), son of the late Clark and Minta Rice Dixon, was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad. He was born April 5, 1901 in Johnson County, died August 22, 1969 at home in Mount Sterling, and was buried in Machpelah Cemetery in Mount Sterling. He was survived by his wife, Hazel Lakins Dixon; 1 son, Marion Raymond Dixon (of Streamwood, Illinois); 3 daughters, Mrs. Bill Sellars (Lexington), Mrs. Roy Hayton (Kenova, West Virginia), and Mrs. Gaye Maze (Carlisle); 2 brothers, Jack Dixon (South Webster, Ohio) and Mitchel Dixon (Catlettsburg); 5 sisters, Mrs. Velma Kinner (Paintsville), Mrs. Goldie Black (Catlettsburg), Mrs. Mary Preece (Catlettsburg), Mrs. Ruth Newsom (Jackson, Ohio), and Mrs. Eunice Fitchthorn (Jackson, Ohio); 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Marion Dixon died August 22, 1969 in Montgomery County at the age of 68.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Hazel Dixon was born May 12, 1906, and died in April of 1977. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, her last place of residence was in Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, and her last benefit was paid out in Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Hazel L. Dixon died April 2, 1977 in Montgomery County at the age of 70.

On pages 21 & 22 of the of the 1910 census for District 106 (Magisterial District No. 7) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated May 16, 1900), Herman Laken is listed as the head of the household for house #203, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 7 years, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Lueva (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 3 children and all are still living, age 25), Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4), and Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 16 (Durbin) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 13, 1920), Herman Lakens is listed as the head of the household for house #82, he's a farmer, widowed, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 45 years old. Also listed are Lucy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Hazel (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 13), and Carrie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12).

On page 18 of the 1930 census for District 10-6 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 17, 1930), Marion Dikson is listed as the head of the household for house #160, he's working for the steam railroad, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 22, and he's 29 years old. Also listed are Hazel (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 23), Dorothy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Edna J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 2 years 8 months).

On page 32 of the 1940 census for District 10-7 in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 25, 1940), Marion Dixon is listed as the head of the household for house #281, he's a laborer for C & O Railroad, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has an 8th grade education, and he's 39 years old. Also listed are Hazle (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), Dorthy (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 15), Edna J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 12), Raymond (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), and Herma L. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7).

    The children of MARION DIXON and HAZEL LAKINS are:

    1. DOROTHY DIXON, b. November 3, 1924, Boyd County, Kentucky, d. July 13, 1978, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, m. BILL SELLERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dorothy Dixon was born November 3, 1924 in Boyd County to Hazel Lakin.
      According to Social Security death record transcripts, Dorothy Sellers was born November 3, 1924, and died in July of 1978. She received her Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his her last place of residence was in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
      According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Dorothy D. Sellers died July 13, 1978 in Fayette County at the age of 53.
    2. EDNA J. DIXON, b. 1927, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. ROY HAYTON.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Edna J. Dixon was born in Boyd County to Hazel Lakin.
    3. MARION RAYMOND DIXON, b. September 14, 1930, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, d. September 13, 2015, Hoffman Estates, Cook County, Illinois, buried in Dahlgren, Hamilton County, Illinois, m. CLARA MAE JINES.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Marion R. Dixon was born September 14, 1930 in Boyd County to Hazel Lakin.
      According to his obituary, Marion Raymond Dixon (age 84), son of the late Marion R. and Hazel Lakin Dixon, was a parts manager for Ford Motor Products, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving in the Korean Conflict, and a resident of Streamwood, Illinois, at the time of his death. He was born September 14, 1930 in Ashland, Kentucky, died September 13, 2015 in St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Dahlgren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Jines Dixon; and 2 sisters. He was survived by 1 son, David (Kim) Dixon (of Hanover Park); 1 sister, Hermalee Maze (of Carlyle, Kentucky), 2 grandsons, David Dixon Jr. and Danny (Elizabeth) Dixon; and 1 great-granddaughter, Teagan Dixon.
    4. HERMALEE DIXON, b. 1933, Kentucky, m. GAYE MAZE.







GOLDA DIXON, daughter of ARMINTA A. "MINTA" RICE and CLARK DIXON, was born December 25, 1903 in Kentucky, and died October 16, 1978 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. She married RALPH PRESTON BLACK, son of SHERMAN CORTSEL BLACK and SARAH FRANCES FRANKLIN, about 1923. He was born October 29, 1898 in Kentucky, and died April 23, 1982 in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Notes: Sherman Black was the brother of William Molten Black.

"IVA LILLIAN BLACK FIELDS, age 96, of South Point, Ohio, passed on to her eternal home with Sweet Jesus, her Lord and Savior on January 1, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Iva was born in Durbin, Kentucky on March 20, 1912, the daughter of Sherman Cortsel and Sarah Frances Franklin Black. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Fields Jr.; a daughter, Ginger Davis; a grandson, Matthew Clinton Davis; and three brothers and seven sisters. Iva was a cornerstone founder of the Durbin Cyrus Chapel. She was the oldest living member of the South Point United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, Superintendent of the Children's Department and Lay Leader. She regularly attended the South Point Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member of the Golden Girls. Iva was active in both Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs, and due to her involvement in 4-H, a bridge on Solida Road was named in her honor. She was involved in the PTA and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Iva was a former school teacher and also an employee of the Lawrence County Senior Center, where she retired at age 90. Iva was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. She was a devoted and active follower of Jesus Christ and touched many lives in a positive way as a result of her strong faith. Iva is survived by one son, William C. Fields III; four daughters, Glo DeRaimo, Wanda Neudorfer-Pack, and husband, David, June Lester, and husband, Dan, and Dinah Geschke, and husband, Gary. She is also survived by grandchildren, Lisa Glockner, and husband, Paul, John Mark Davis, and wife, Lucy, Lezlie Stephens, Jemella DeRaimo, Karl Eric Neudorfer, and wife, Noelle, Keri Jo Sites, Stacy Jo Holley, Jennifer Bernsdorf, and husband, Chad, Abigail Tener, and husband Bob, and Katheryn McMahon, and husband, Alex, and granddaughter-in-law, Trena Davis. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Aaron Webb, Rachel Glockner, John Fields Davis, Lucy Henderson Davis, Martha, Sarah, William and Mary Stephens, Jessica Davis, Nickolaus Karl Neudorfer, Chase and Beckett Sites, Cody Miller, Brady Stewart, Darbe Holley, Matthew David, Andrew and Alaina Bernsdorf, and Joseph and Nicholas Tener. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel with Rev. Charles Layne officiating. Iva's final resting place will be in Fannin Cemetery on Bear Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 12:30 to 1:30 Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered by visiting www.steenfuneralhome.com."

When Ralph Preston Black's World War I draft registration card was filled out on September 12, 1918 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Ohio, he stated that he was a farmer in Boyd County, that his closest relative was Sherman Black of Boyd County, and that he was born October 29, 1899. He was found to be of medium height and build, and he had blue eyes and light-colored hair.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Golda Black was born December 25, 1903, and died in October of 1978. She received her Social Security card in 1963 in Kentucky, and her last place of residence was in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Goldia D. Black died October 16, 1978 in Boyd County at the age of 74.

According to Social Security death record transcripts, Ralph Black was born October 29, 1898, and died in April of 1982. He received his Social Security card prior to 1951 in Kentucky, and his last place of residence was in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Ralph P. Black died April 23, 1982 in Boyd County at the age of 83.

On page 13 of the 1900 census for District 10 (East Fork) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated June 7, 1900), Sherman Black is listed as the head of the household for house #107, he's a farmer, born in December of 1864 in Ohio, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Virginia, married for 12 years, and he's 35 years old. Also listed are Sarrah F. (wife, born in May of 1871 in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, married for 12 years, she's given birth to 5 children and all are still living, age 29), Nora (daughter, born in February of 1889 in Kentucky, age 11), Blanche (daughter, born in March of 1891 in Kentucky, age 9), Bertha (daughter, born in September of 1893 in Kentucky, age 6), Arlena (daughter, born in February of 1895 in Kentucky, age 5), and Ralph (son, born in October of 1898 in Kentucky, age 1). Sherman's parents are in house #105.

On page 5 of the 1910 census for District 16 (Durbin) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 21, 1910), Sherman Black is listed as the head of the household for house #43, he's a farmer, born in Ohio, parents born in Virginia, 1st marriage, married for 22 years, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Sarah F. (wife, born in Kentucky, father born unknown, mother born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 9 children and all are still living, age 36), Nora (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 21), Blanch (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 18), Bertha (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Lena (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 14), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 12), Ella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 9), Waler C. [Walter C.] (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Della (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and "not named" (son, born in Kentucky, age 2 months).

On pages 5 & 6 of the 1920 census for District 16 (Durbin) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated January 9 & 10, 1920), Shrman Black [sic] is listed as the head of the household for house #52, he's a farmer, born in Ohio, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Virginia, and he's 56 years old. Also listed are Sarah (wife, born in Kentucky, father born in Virginia, mother born in Kentucky, age 48), Bertha (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 26), Lena (daughter, single, not working, born in Kentucky, age 23), Ralph (son, born in Kentucky, age 20), Ella (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 17), Walter (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), Dellie (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Charley (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Iva (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Freeda (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 1 month), Sarah Black (mother, widowed, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, age 80), and Bertha Black (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, father born in Mississippi, mother born in Kentucky, age 1 year 8 months). Bertha Black, the granddaughter, was Lena's child, as is shown in Kentucky birth record transcripts.

On pages 23 & 24 of the 1930 census for District 10-7 (Magisterial District No. 2) in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Ralph Black is listed as the head of the household for house #208, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kentucky, first married at age 24, and he's 33 years old. Also listed are Goldie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 19, age 26), Harry (son, born in Kentucky, age 5), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 4 years 5 months), and Steve (son, born in Kentucky, age 0 months). They are living next to Ralph's widowed mother.

On pages 51 & 52 of the 1940 census for District 10-7 in Boyd County, Kentucky (dated May 9 & 10, 1940), Ralph Black is listed as the head of the household for house #436, he's not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 2nd grade education, and he's 41 years old. Also listed are Goldia (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 36), Harry (son, farm laborer, born in Kentucky, age 15), Ray (son, born in Kentucky, age 13), Steve (son, born in Kentucky, age 9), Norma J. (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 7), Ina Mae (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 5), and Kenneth (son, born in Kentucky, age 3).

    The children of GOLDA DIXON and RALPH BLACK are:

    1. HARRY BLACK, b. 1924, Kentucky.
    2. RAY EDWARD BLACK, b. 1925, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. THELMA (unknown last name).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ray Edward Black was born in Boyd County to Goldia Dixon.
    3. STEVE BLACK, b. March 30, 1930, Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, d. July 7, 2007, Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, buried in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. MARY K. LEWIS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Steve Black was born March 30, 1930 in Boyd County to Goldie Dixon.
      According to his obituary found on findagrave.com, Steve Black (age 77), son of the late Ralph and Goldie Dixon Black, was retired from AK Steel, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was born March 30, 1930 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, died July 7, 2007 at home in Catlettsburg, and was buried in Black Family Cemetery in Catlettsburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Harry Black; and 1 sister, Anna Mae Bowling. He was survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary K. Lewis Black; 3 sons, Roger Lee (Debbie) Black (of Springfield, Missouri), Larry Gene (Cindy) Black (Somerset, Ohio), and Robert J. (Brenda) Black (Catlettsburg); 2 brothers, Ray E. (Thelma) Black (Catlettsburg) and Kenneth Black (Catlettsburg); 1 sister, Norma J. Kinney (South Point, Ohio); 6 grandchildren, Brian Black, Elizabeth Matthews, Kevin Black, Amy Black, Sarah Black, and Kimberly Black; 3 step-grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
    4. NORMA J. BLACK, b. 1933, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. (unkown first name) KINNEY.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Norma J. Black was born in Boyd County to Goldie Dixon.
    5. ANNA MAE BLACK, b. 1934, Boyd County, Kentucky, m. (unknown first name) BOWLING.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Anna M. Black was born in Boyd County to Goldie Dixon.
    6. KENNETH BLACK, b. 1937, Kentucky.







VELMA DIXON, daughter of ARMINTA A. "MINTA" RICE and CLARK DIXON, was born January 14, 1907 in Boyd County, Kentucky, died April 12, 1977 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery in Zelda, Lawrence County, Kentucky. She married DELBERT H. KINNER, son of WATT A. KINNER and MILLIE FRAZIER, about 1925. He was born August 16, 1905 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died January 3, 1977 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, and is buried in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery in Zelda, Lawrence County, Kentucky.

Notes: Information found on findagrave.com and photos of their headstone (photo 2) shows that Velma D. Kinner lived from 1907 to 1977, and was buried in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery in Zelda, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and that Delbert H. Kinner lived from 1905 to 1977, and was buried in the same cemetery.

According to her obituary, Velma Dixon Kinner (age 70), daughter of Clark and Minta Rice Dixon, was born January 14, 1907 in Boyd County, died April 12, 1977 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Buchanan Cemetery in Buchanan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Kinner, on January 3, 1977. She was survived by 4 sons, Douglas Kinner (of Thealka, Kentucky), Don Kinner (Paintsville), Warren Kinner (Paintsville), and Danny Kinner (Cumberland, Maryland); 2 daughters, Ada Irene Potter (Paintsville) and Bertha Webb (Paintsville); 1 brother, Jack Dixon (Webster, Ohio); 4 sisters, Mary Preece (Catlettsburg), Goldia Black (Catlettsburg), Eunice Fitchthorn (Jackson, Ohio), and Ruth Newsome (Jackson, Ohio); 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Velma Kinner died April 12, 1977 in Johnson County at the age of 70.

According to his obituary, Delbert Kinner (age 71), son of Watt and Millie Frazier Kinner, was born August 16, 1905 in Lawrence County, died January 3, 1977 at home in Paintsville, and was buried in Buchanan Church Cemetery in Buchanan. He was survived by his wife, Velma Dixon Kinner; 3 sons, Don Kinner (of Paintsville), Doug Kinner (Thealka), and Danny Kinner (Cumberland, Maryland); 2 daughters, Bertha Webb (Paintsville) and Ada Potter (Paintsville); 2 brothers, Warren Kinner (Paintsville) and James Kinner (Ashland); 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)

According to Kentucky death record transcripts, Delbert Kinner died January 3, 1977 in Johnson County at the age of 71.

On page 21 of the 1910 census for District 106 (Magisterial District No. 7) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated May 16, 1910), Watt A. Kinner is listed as the head of the household for house #198, he's a photographer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, married for 8 years, and he's 26 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, 1st marriage, she's given birth to 4 children and 3 are still living, age 31), Delbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 4), James W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 3), and William H. (son, born in Kentucky, age 0 months).

On page 9 of the 1920 census for District 141 (Bear Creek) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated January 10, 1920), Watt A. Kinner is listed as the head of the household for house #89, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, and he's 36 years old. Also listed are Millia (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 40), Delbert (son, born in Kentucky, age 14), James W. (son, born in Kentucky, age 11), and Warren A. (son, born in Kentucky, age 9).

On page 22 of the 1930 census for District 64-17 (Magisterial District No. 7) in Lawrence County, Kentucky (dated April 18, 1930), Watt A. Kinner is listed as the head of the household for house #211, he's a farmer, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at age 19, and he's 46 years old. Also listed are Millie (wife, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 23, age 50), Delbert (son, married, section hand for the railroad, born in Kentucky, first married at 18, age 23), Warren (son, born in Kentucky, age 19), Velma (daughter-in-law, married, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, first married at 17, age 22), and Ada I. (granddaughter, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky, age 1).

On page 6 of the 1940 census for District 64-17 in Lawrence County, Kentucky (undated), Delbert Kinner is listed as the head of the household for house #55, he's a laborer for the railroad, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, he has a 6th grade education, and he's 34 years old. Also listed are Velma (wife, born in Kentucky, 8th grade education, age 33), Ada (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 11), Douglas (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Donald (son, born in Kentucky, age 8), Berthia (daughter, born in Kentucky, age 3), and Warren Kinner (brother, single, not working, born in Kentucky, he's living in the same house that he was in 1935, 8th grade education, age 30).

    The children of VELMA DIXON and DELBERT KINNER are:

    1. DELBERT A. KINNER, b. October 25, 1927, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. November 3, 1927, Bear Creek, Lawrence County, Kentucky, buried in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Delbert A. Kinner was born October 25, 1927 in Lawrence County to Velma Dixon.
      According to his death certificate, Delbert Andrews Kinner died November 3, 1927 in Bear Creek, Lawrence County, the results of being born prematurely. Also on this certificate, his birthplace is listed as Lawrence County, his birth date as October 25, 1927, his parents as Delbert H. Kinner (b. Lawrence County) and Velma Dixon (b. Boyd County), the informant as D. H. Kinner, and the burial place as W. A. Kinner Cemetery.
    2. ADA IRENE KINNER, b. 1929, Lawrence County, Kentucky, m. (1) (unknown first name) POTTER, m. (2) (unknown first name) STEPP.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Ada I. Kinner was born in Lawrence County to Velma Dixon.
    3. DONALD W. KINNER, b. January 14, 1932, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Donal W. Kinner was born January 14, 1932 in Lawrence County to Velma Dixon.
    4. DOUGLAS CLARKSTON KINNER, b. January 14, 1932, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. September 21, 2004, Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. BETTY CASTLE.
      Notes: Donald and Douglas Kinner were twins.
      According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Douglas C. Kinner was born January 14, 1932 in Lawrence County to Velma Dixon.
      According to his obituary, Douglas Clarkston Kinner, son of the late Delbert and Velma Dixon Kinner, was born in Lawrence County, died September 21, 2004 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. He was survived by his wife, Betty Castle Kinner (of Thealka, Kentucky); 1 son, David (Teresa) Kinner (Thealka); 1 daughter, Kim (Brian) Blanton (Paintsville); 2 brothers, Don Kinner (Paintsville) and Dan Kinner (Lodi, Ohio); 2 sisters, Ada Stepp (Inez, Kentucky) and Birtha Web (Florida); and 3 grandchildren. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)
    5. BERTHA MAE KINNER, b. June 6, 1936, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. October 1, 2015, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. GLEN ROY WEBB, son of GLEN WEBB and MABEL CENTERS.
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Bertha M. Kinner was born June 6, 1936 in Lawrence County to Velma Lixon.
      According to her obituary, Bertha Kinner Webb (age 79), daughter of the late Delbert and Velma Dixon Kinner, was born June 6, 1936 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, died October 1, 2015 in Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and was buried in Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Webb; and 3 brothers, Doug Kinner, Dan Kinner, and Don Kinner. She was survived by 3 sons, Roy Keith (Robin) Webb (of River, Kentucky), Russell Dean (Pamela) Webb (Pace, Florida), and Kirby Ray (Florence) Webb (Prestonsburg, Kentucky); 1 daughter, Connie (Mark) Garrett (Tampa, Florida); 1 sister, Ada Stepp (Inez, Kentucky); 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    6. DAN ROLAND KINNER, b. July 6, 1950, Lawrence County, Kentucky, d. October 31, 2005, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, buried in Staffordsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, m. (unknown).
      Notes: According to Kentucky birth record transcripts, Dan R. Kinner was born in Lawrence County to Velma Dixon.
      According to his obituary, Dan Roland Kinner (age 55), son of the late Delbert and Velma Dixon Kinner, was a roadmaster with CSX Railroad, and a resident of West Salem, Ohio at the time of his death. He was born July 6, 1950 in Lawrence County, died October 31, 2005 in Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, and was buried in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Douglas Kinner. He was survived by 1 son, Joseph Randall Kinner (of St. Augustine, Florida); 2 daughters, Gina Monroe (Eldersburg, Maryland) and Melissa Kinner (Eldersburg); 1 brother, Don Kinner (Paintsville); 2 sisters, Ada Stepp (Inez, Kentucky) and Bertha Webb (West Van Lear); and 1 granddaughter. (Taken from the obituary page of the The Johnson County Historical & Genealogical Society's website.)







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