26. West Virginia Division of Culture and History, “West Virginia Vital Records Search,” http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx.
27. Don Nickell of Santa Fe, NM used to have an excellent web site at http://nickell.tierranet.com/john.htm, which was the source for much of my data on the Nickell family of Morgan Co., KY, except where other source records are specifically mentioned.
In 2004 he took his web site down, see this thread for details:
You can still view the old site, though, by using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine and pasting in the nickell.tierranet.com url. (The Wayback Machine is a great site to bookmark, for all those broken links you sometimes encounter.)
28. Nearly all births recorded in Rowan Co., Ky from 1912-1918 and 1939-1972, plus some in other years, are misindexed in the Kentucky birth index as occurring in Breathitt Co. The actual birth certificates are correct.
This happened because when the index was initially compiled in the early 1970’s, it was done on index cards, and to save time in typing them up, the counties were assigned numerical codes. The codes were roughly in alphabetical order, but not exactly because some larger cities such as Lexington and Covington had codes of their own. The number for Breathitt was 16, and the proper number for Rowan was 116. But apparently many of the instruction sheets had a typo on them, so that Rowan was also listed as 16. (Back in the 1980's I went to Frankfort and accessed the index at the State Archives, and they were still using a key sheet for interpreting the codes.)
The index cards were then microfilmed, and the microfilm was used as the basis for the computerized index.
29. Email dated 14 Feb 1998 from Ruth J. White, <RUTHJAN@prodigy.net>.
30. Email message dated 16 March 2002 from Roy O’Connor <email@example.com>, a grandson of Parthena Hall and William T. O’Connor.
31. Randy Ice <Riceokc@aol.com>, “family history,” 12 Feb 1999, Alfrey email folder.
Randi’s regular mailing address is 119 NW 19th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73103. His wife is a great-granddaughter of Martha Frances Alfrey.
32. Three of the daughters of James Brown and Emily Cloe moved with their husbands to Putnam County, Indiana in 1865. They were Sesa E. Brown who married David Hall, Martha J. Brown who married Thomas Jefferson Ferrand, and Emily E. Brown who married William P. Pierce. In the early 1900’s when their children were grown, they started holding a “Brown Family Reunion”, although since the progenitors were a group of sisters, very few of the attendees were actually Browns. The secretary of the Reunion Committee was Mrs. Martha (Call) Ferrand, wife of John Wesley Ferrand, son of Thomas Jefferson Ferrand and Martha J. Brown. A newsletter on the fourth such reunion, held 17 Aug 1911 in Somerset, Indiana, compiled by Mrs. Ferrand, is the source of much of my information on this family. Quotes from that document, referred to as the “Brown Family 1911 Reunion Notes” are scattered throughout this file.
33. Email dated 14 Jan 2002 from Harold McKee, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Jones/McClain Relatives”.
34. Col. Leroy C. Hinton, "Rowan County, Kentucky Local and County News Jottings Happenings Collections", Vol 4, 1995. 134 pages, softcover, self-printed, available in local bookshops in Morehead. Contains transcriptions of clippings from about 15 local newspapers plus other documents such as school enrollment lists from library archives. The book is not indexed, and very few of the newspaper clippings are identified as to which paper they are from, so it is nearly impossible to do lookups in, but it is a good source for items that would have made a local newspaper column in the 1915-1934 period (coverage is especially good for 1927 and 1929.) For brevity, I usually refer to it by the abbreviated title "Rowan County Jottings".
35. Debbie Simmons White, “1901 Elliott Co School Census,” ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/elliott/vital/1901schcen5.txt, 31 Mar 2001.
36. Linda Cheeks Pittano <email@example.com>, “Elliott Co. Selected Births 1874-1910,” ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/elliott/vital/selb.txt, 10 Nov 2000.
37. information on family of Bluford Pettit from Steve Navaro, 5500 South Sycamore St. #302, Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 798-5888. He lists as his sources Ky Soc. of DAR, Bible Records Vol. 2, and the 1880 census of Pendleton Co., KY.
38. Email message dated 14 Mar 2001 from Merv Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>, a grandson of Jim Will Brown and Minnie Lewis.
39. Post dated 30 Jun 2002 on the Morgan County Ky Message Board at Rootsweb, from Jackie Pottle, titled Re: Alex Baldridge and Amanda Riddle family.
40. Post dated 5 Jan 2002 on the Conn surname board at Rootsweb, http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.conn&m=522.214.171.124.1.1, submitted by Kym King, a granddaughter of Willie Hawkins and Clark Conn.
41. Letter and charts dated 19 Jan 1995, from Elaine Winkler, 815 South 5th Street, Ironton, OH, 45638, a great-granddaughter of Wells Cottle Jones.
42. Memoirs of Ora Venna Alfrey Donahue, 1989.
43. “Memories” by Samuel Black (1880-1972), son of William Riley Black and Barbara Ellen Alfrey, written in 1954, copy obtained in 2002 from Col. John L. Patton, Indianapolis, IN, who typed and bound the 80+ page handwritten manuscript into a 45-page document.
44. Email messages from Janet Jones Talbert, daughter of James Irvin Jones, the first dated 10 Apr 2002 titled “Floyd Rush Jones” from <JanetTalbert@aol.com>, and the second dated 12 Apr 2002 “Fwd: Floyd Rush Jones” from <Latbrazz@yahoo.com>. (She has two email addresses and forwarded my first reply to her second address and responded from there.) Filed in my Jones genealogy email folder.
45. Dewie Black's database gives Clona's year of birth as 1919, but she is not listed in the 1920 census, so I suspect she was really born in 1920. (I should check the state birth records, since they started in 1911.)
46. The Kentucky Encyclopedia, John E. Kleber, Kentucky Bicentennial Commission, University Press of Kentucky, 1992, p. 719.
47. Letter written and signed by Emma (Smedley) Pigman on 28 Dec 1966, in possession in Dec 1999 of Ruby Ellen (Foster) Gregory, daughter of Jesse Foster and Della Smedley. The letter was copying the births and deaths from the bible of Emma’s parents, Daniel Boone Smedley and Mary E. Smedley. I do not know who currently has possession of the bible itself.
48. Morgan County birth, death and marriage records on LDS microfilm #0126,835. (Note for anyone cross-checking: the 1855 birth records are misbound, which since the binding runs between the mother’s given name and maiden surname, can give the impression of the wrong mother’s name if it is not noticed. They are bound in the following order, where L indicates the left-hand side of the page and R the right-hand side: 1L+9R, 8L+2R, 3L+7R, 6L+5R, 4LR, 5L+6R, 7L+3R, 2L+8R, 9L+1R, 10LR.) page 6, line 15.
49. As quoted in Smoke in the Woods, Vol. 1, by Fred Brown, Jr., 1987, pg. 68 and 73.
50. Morgan County birth, death and marriage records on LDS microfilm #0126,835. (Note for anyone cross-checking: the 1855 birth records are misbound, which since the binding runs between the mother’s given name and maiden surname, can give the impression of the wrong mother’s name if it is not noticed. They are bound in the following order, where L indicates the left-hand side of the page and R the right-hand side: 1L+9R, 8L+2R, 3L+7R, 6L+5R, 4LR, 5L+6R, 7L+3R, 2L+8R, 9L+1R, 10LR.) p. 9.