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Name: Shawn Lloyd <>
Date: 2015-10-12
Hello, my 5th great grandfather William Lloyd 1748-1834 is said to have died in Bourbon County, he's a Revolutionary War Patriot from Virginia. I can't find him listed on your site. He applied for a pension in 1818 Fayette County and in 1821 Jessamine County. He also lived in Montgomery County and Cumberland County. There's a book that says he's in Bourbon County so I wonder what sources they use.

Name: John R Marsh <>
Date: 2015-03-30
A lot of my family history on my paternal side, begins in Bourbon County. Is your society currently functioning? If so, how much research help is provided?


Name: Conrad Wayne Ware <>
Date: 2015-01-20
Searching for any info on James WARE (WEAR) and wife Mary Dunn, married approx. 25 Oct 1798 in Bourbon County. They had at least one son named John. Both the WARE (WEAR) and DUNN families moved to Bourbon County, KY from somewhere in PA.

Name: Angela Spitsen Rios <>
Date: 2014-03-29
Archibald Beall is my 6th great grandfather, his daughter Anna Beall who married Thomas Culbertson in Bourbon, KY, would appreciate anything you might have on this family. Their daughter Jane Culbertson is my 4th great grandmother. I am filling out supplemental for DAR for Archibald Beall and need to show lineage.

Thank you,
Angie Rios


Name: Mary Mayfield <>
Date: 2014-01-12
I am the GGGGG Granddaughter of Thomas Buchanon. I have been looking for the parents of Elizabeth Buchanon Hubbard and found your site in which Mrs. Stout ( has submitted information on the Thomas Buchanon family. I will attempt to contact her soon.

Name: fred callahan <>
Date: 2013-11-07
My ancestor is Abigail Stewart or Steward born in Bourbon County 1807

Name: Norberta Williams <>
Date: 2013-07-23
Looking for my grandfathers parents. He was born in Paris Ky, 09-19-1893 my grandfather was Charles Boltt Gingell. His father was Issac ( W? ) Gingell and his mother was Velma Leigh. I am looking for any documents that are available. Thank you


Name: Helen Hickland <>
Date: 2013-05-17
What a wonderful collection. Found a paternal ancester in the Bourbon County Manumission records.

Name: katie allen <>
Date: 2013-01-08
I really like how your website is laid out..What you're looking for is easy to find.. I'm researching my Breckenridge ancestors..They came here to Pennsylvania then to Virginia, here to Bourbon county, and then out west to Kansas and where I'm from Oklahoma. If you have any other information that I can't get on ancestry, I'd be so appreciative...

Thank you,
katie allen


Name: Dorothy Tipton <>
Date: 2012-08-04
Hi this may seem very odd my grandfather is buried in the cemetry in bourbon co. his last name is fisher i dont know his 1st he served in the war he pass away when i was around 5. We never kept in touch with the family. I live in berea ky sorry i dont have much info. Thanks Dorothy

Name: Robert Q. King <>
Date: 2012-04-16
My 3rd great grandparents are Lottimore & Mary (Bryan) Hayden. Mary (Polly) Bryan was born at Bryan's Station, KY in 1779. She is the daughter of James Bryan, brother of William, Morgan & Joseph, founders of Bryan's Station in 1775. Lottimore (Lott) Hayden & Mary Bryan were married Dec. 1, 1795 in Paris. Bourbon Co. Courthouse, Marriage Records-Book 4. A two-story brick house was built in 1796/97 on 140 acres of property bordered on three sides by Hingston Creek. This property is now in Nicholas Co. The Hayden Farmhouse is still standing & has been recently renovated. I have compiled a book, "Generations of Lottimore Hayden" that documents this Hayden line back to Mayflower Pilgrims John & Priscilla Alden...Robert Q. King Corona del Mar, CA

Name: Marvin Row <>
Date: 2012-03-12
There seems to be an absence of my lineage of "Row" though I am certain that they were some of the very first European arrivals to live and owne land in Bourbon County, KY.

Name: William R. Peyton <>
Date: 2012-01-13
Trying to locate some of my ancestors from Virgina and Bourbon County, Kentucky

Name: John Collier <>
Date: 2012-01-07
I am trying to locate my great grandfater Frank Johnson who was born Sept 1849 He married a woman Name Fannie Small in 1878, I do not know how he died and plus I know that he hadtwo childern One Lucy Johnson who was born in 1876 and John Johnson who was born in 1879 along with a ben Johnson who was born in 1880,I am a retired Electricians Mate from the navy in 2008 I am just trying to trace back my geneology on my Dad side He passed away in 2007 so I would like and apprciation for any advice and help

Name: H. Susan Hill <>
Date: 2011-09-11
I sent my subscription for the genealogy organization and the envelope was returned. The address was made out to Bourbon County Ky Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 951, Paris, Ky. 40362

Name: anita abbott <>
Date: 2011-05-08
I am seeking information on an ancestor of mine.His name was Alexander whittington.He was on the 1855 census . after that ,I am unable to locate anymore about him.
Sincerly yours
A Abbott


Name: Donna Terrell Jones <>
Date: 2010-10-04
Whether Edward Boone died in what is present day Bourbon County or present day Montgomery County is in question. The alleged Bourbon County See Road site warrants skepticism and reconsideration. See article "Edward Boone's Death Location" at the website of "The Journal of Kentucky History and Genealogy" for explanation and documentation of how it is very likely that Edward Boone died at the Grassy Lick in Montgomery County. Also, with regard to Edward Boone's burial site, Dr. Thomas D. Clark, the man for whom the Kentucky History Center is named, twice dedicated what he clearly thought was a burial stone marker at Boone Station in Fayette County to mark Edward Boone's grave there. These dedications were done in 1967 and again in 1997. Additionally, "The Pioneer National Monument" committee of stellar Kentucky historians declared in the 1950s that Edward Boone was buried at Boone Station in Fayette County, Kentucky. See archives at Eastern Kentucky University.

Name: Josiah Miller <>
Date: 2010-09-03
Hello I am a decendent of Major John Miller, and I was just wonder where he is barried, and any other information on if and his family. I have most of his iformation already just want to make sure I have everything. Thanks-Josiah G. Miller

Name: Jesse Layson Hurst III <>
Date: 2010-06-27
My family has lived in the Millersburg area for nearly least 200 years. I am directly related to the early pioneers and early settlers in the area. Hurst,Layson,Miller, Moore, Rankin, McClintock, Patton. I actually have many old letters and civil war era photos of some of these folks. It never fails to fascinate when learning of my lineage. Love the site!

Name: Babette (Leer) Jokela <>
Date: 2010-03-30
Thanks in large part to the John Bircher information on this site and WFT I've enjoyed tracing my Leer family history from David Lehr (Henry Leer, David, William, David Michael, Charles Monros) to current.
If any descendants in the Leer line would like to guide me to copies of interesting photos or paper info I would greatly appreciate it. with many families that move out of their origin...much was lost.
Thank you....Babette


Name: Conrad W Ware <>
Date: 2010-03-22
A very interesting site with some amazingly kept records of old. I have sent in my membership dues and hope to hear from you soon. I plan to engage you to start some certificate searching of various kinds so that I may purchase copies.

Conrad W Ware
Cedar Falls, IA


Name: Mary Jo Johnson <>
Date: 2010-03-04
Is there any information on the James Ingles family? Thomas Ingles and Judith Haley Ingles,

Name: Charlotte Bates Lawson <>
Date: 2010-03-03
trying to start family history on the:
B.Bates sr./ Lillian Chambers --grandfather-grandmother--farm on Clintonville Rd.,Paris,Ky family store-N.Middletown

B.Bates jr./Eva Elizabeth Price -- father-mother


Name: John patton <>
Date: 2010-01-30
Enjoy you site.I have ancestors William Patton, Joseph and James prior to Highland county ohio.Relations with the McClintocks, Steeles, MCCunes,Moores, Laysons and Rankins. Also had an opportunity when younger to do my student teaching at Bourbon County High with "Cotton" Correll, Phillip Pridemore, and lived next to Pollianna Arnsbarger (Bill Arnsbarger's mother) and Jane Graham ( a teacher at BCHS). What a great area and town.
I did miss a family register report on the Mcclintocks which I believe was on your site.
Thanks for a great site!


Name: Conrad Wayne Ware <>
Date: 2010-01-17
I have found several WARE family names here that have been of great importance to my ancestry records. Thank you



Name: Marilyn Stevens <>
Date: 2010-01-14
Jacob Workman was my GGGrandfather. I have info that he died In Bourbon County KY and was very well known. I have not been able to find any proof he even lived in Bourbon County.

Name: Mike Coleman <>
Date: 2009-07-29
Nice site. John and Thomas Whitledge of Bourbon County were my 4th and 5th Great Grandfathers.

Name: Mitchell Stewart <>
Date: 2009-05-14
Was on you site looking for information onmy father's family. Don't know a lot, however he went to Eminence HS and was on their 1934 football #8. His name was William Keller Stewart, born I beleive 17 Oct 1917

Name: Mitchell Stewart <>
Date: 2009-05-14
Was on you site looking for information onmy father's family. Don't know a lot, however he went to Eminence HS and was on their 1934 football #8.

Name: Randy Offutt Willmott <>
Date: 2009-04-21
I grew up in Lexington, but seemed like all I did was come up to Paris every weekend to see my Great aunt Mamie Allison Willmott. She was married to Caswell Prewitt Willmott, my Dad's Uncle. I still have many fond memories of Paris and the old Dairy Queen!

Name: cathy Shockley <>
Date: 2009-04-11
Thank you for this interesting info. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this as I am researching early Ky history.

Name: Jen Marshall Stoik <>
Date: 2009-04-08
I am a direct descendant of the Morins who settled in KY back when Paris, Bourbon County, KY was still part of Virginia 1787. My ancestor James Morin and his wife Jane Shore purchased Walnut Lea in 9 Jan 1787 according to my sources.

Name: Donna Gaddie <>
Date: 2009-04-08
This is a very interesting site. I am researching the John McMahan family.

Name: David Ritchie <>
Date: 2009-03-26
Enjoyed your site.

Name: Wilma Doyle Bacon Keely <>
Date: 2008-12-19
P.S. I am searching for info on Doyle and Shumate families and my daughter in researching Bacon & Meng families. Anyone who is doing same, or would share info may contact me. Thanks.

Name: Wilma Doyle Bacon Keely <>
Date: 2008-12-19
Glad to see someone besides myself interested in learning & preserving family histories. I was originally born in Bo. Co., and so were many of my relatives.

Name: Denise Harney <>
Date: 2008-03-12
Great site! Hope to see more. This is great for my homeschoolers to research!

Name: Rita Rados <>
Date: 2008-01-16
I am just wondering if Patty Biddle's son Dan has seen fit to donate any or all of her huge collection of records from Paris, KY?

Name: Joey Prather <>
Date: 2008-01-04

Name: Duane Waterman <>
Date: 2007-09-24
Stones/Campbells/Watts/Wallingfords/Turners/Seamonds families from Bourbon Co.,KY. What a fantastic site! Hope to hook up with many in these families!

Name: Sue Deibel <>
Date: 2007-09-06
A family member has just emailed me an article written by George N. Reynolds - Tombstone Tales - on an Indian Boy who died in a house in Millersburg, Kentucky. My family lived in that house for three or four years before moving to Florida in 1956. We were always told an indian had died in that house and blood stains were on the bedroom floor. I really didn't know if it were true or not and this now confirms that history. This house is no longer there, but I am happy now to know the story. We kids played in the Millersburg Cemetery and now I wish I had know this story sooner. I will visit the Cemetery and try and find this grave of this Indian boy who was killed. If there are other articles on this particular house or story I would be interested in learning about how to get them.

Sue Deibel
daughter of Dorothy Vena and Charles Allen Eads, Sr.


Name: Conrad Wayne Ware <>
Date: 2007-07-29
This is a very interesting web site. I believe this is where some of my earlier ancestors orginated from.

Name: geri moulton <>
Date: 2007-07-10
I am looking for information about Joseph Fry(e) born in Vernon, Bourbon County in 1805. I'd like to know about any Virginia connections -- also from where his parents came (and who they were). He moved to Missouri and then to Illinois where his son John Oliver was born. Thanks.

Name: Ruth Cummins Humphrey <>
Date: 2007-07-01
I am searching for a William Cummins born 1785 in Fairfax county VA.

Name: Carline Cummins Oldham <COCOASHKY@AOL.COM>
Date: 2007-07-01
This is just what I have been I looking for to research my Cummins line. They were from Va but migrated to Ky and points west and south. My direct line went to Ala and MS.
but there definitely were close family in Bourbon Co Ky. Thanks.


Name: Julie Burgard <>
Date: 2007-05-17
I am in possession of bible pages for James Wright b. Beach Ridge, Bourbon County, KY, 1825. Would like to send them to you. Can you pleas send me an address. Thank you.

Name: Bob Lindsay <>
Date: 2007-05-11
I hope to visit your city in June. My gggGrandfather David Lindsay signed the 1788 Ruddle's Station Petition to build a tobacco warehouse there.

Name: Lenetta(Rogers)Lewis <>
Date: 2007-04-04
My 5th greatgrandfather Chas or Charles Rogers ,I'm looking for his deathrecord May 24,1814 Bourbon Co,Ky
Would you please find it for me? I need to know what his parent's......Thank you Lenetta


Name: bill d. foster sr. <>
Date: 2007-03-15
how do we join. bill

Name: bob <>
Date: 2007-02-24
i love your website!!
can we exchange links?


Name: Barbara Ferrell <>
Date: 2007-01-05
I am very curious about the information which is posted about the Morris-McClelland family:

55 M iii. Robert McClelland MORRIS was born on 17 Dec 1830. He died on 18 Dec 1914. Robert married Lucy LUNSFORD daughter of Littleton LUNSFORD on 29 Jun 1863.

Littleton Lunsford is one of my ancestors. I have 2 wives and and 6 children listed from records and census, but no Lucy Lunsford. I would love to know the source so I can correct my files.
Barbara Massey Ferrell. ggggrand dau


Name: Jason M. Smith <>
Date: 2006-12-31
I have been to paris a few times and enjoyed it. My Grandfather was from Their and I would like to see if I could find some information on him and his family.. His name is Ottis Baker Smith He died 11/15/1894..

Name: Lenetta <>
Date: 2006-12-05
Hi, My gggggrandfather name is Chas or Charles Rogers born 1761 VA. Died May 24,1814 Bourbon Co, Ky he married to Susannah(Smith)Rogers.
Could you help me who's his family connecting? Nathaniel Rogers I think Charles brother because birth year 1755 born VA.....I'm trying figure out...
Please write back thank you Lenetta(Rogers)Lewis


Name: Dulaney Nunn <>
Date: 2006-11-11
researching Jane P. Maxwell born in bourbon Kentucky in 1795 married John Patterson born 1783

Name: Gregory Reynolds <>
Date: 2006-10-30
Wife is related to Alpheus H. Lewis(1828) and Alpheus K. Lewis(1799) and Theodosia Turner(1810)

Name: John Emmick <>
Date: 2006-10-30
For many months now I have been conducting a concerted effort to find any information about my Grandfather, John W. Redmon, a prominent farmer from Clintonville, Ky... His first wife, [Name unknown] was thrown from a buggy some years prior to 1901, and killed... He married his second wife, Frances Allie Naff, from Winchester that same year... She died during the birth of Irene Redmon, her forth Child in 1907... I will not hesiate to join your Society if anyone could posibly relate information about the Redmon Family from Clintonville... Sincerly; John Emmick

Name: Kevin W. Kennedy <>
Date: 2006-10-20
Would like info about the Kennedy Family Cemetary and anything you have about the Kennedy Family along Kennedy Creek.

Name: Winslow Wolfe <>
Date: 2006-10-01
Hi everyone, my wife is a descendant of the Shawhans
of Bourbon Co,KY. We thank everyone that has posted
something on the internet that has helped us follow
her lineage thru Darby Shawhan and Sarah Meeks.With
Pugh Shawhan being the last Male in her line.
Thanks again.


Name: Rick Mead <>
Date: 2006-06-12
Hi. I am looking for information on Solomon White who was born in Bourbon County, KY around 1809, married Nancy Prather in 1827, and moved his family to Georgetown, IL between 1840 and 1850. He died around 1856 in Georgetown, Vermilion, IL.

Name: Virgil W McKinney <>
Date: 2006-05-12
How do I go about finding information on my Grandfather William Henry McKinney 1878-1938 born in Cynthiana,Ky. I moved from Paris,Kentucky circa 1945 when my parents divorced.

Name: Virgil W McKinney <>
Date: 2006-05-12
How do I go about finding information on my Grandfather William Henry McKinney 1878-1938 born in Cynthiana,Ky. I moved from Paris,Kentucky circa 1945 when my parents.

Name: Willet Bushnell <>
Date: 2006-04-15
Thank you to Mary Hatton of the Bourbon County Genealogical Society. She has been of great assistance in assisting in finding information on my ancestry. Your website and the resources from your growing online database are helpful to all of us researching Bourbon County. Keep up the good work.
Surname: Wright


Name: Jack Houston <>
Date: 2006-04-08
Peter Houston was my ggggrandfather who lived near Paris cir 1790.

Name: Linda Kleineider <>
Date: 2006-03-08
GGGGGgrandmother born 1816 Sarah Ellen Custer Bourbon County, Kentucky was the daughter of Conrad Custer and Leanna Thomas... I have found no mention of this Custer family and am not sure of the Thomas's Leanna is from.
Thank you in advance for any information in my search. Linda (Hicklin) Kleineider.


Name: Daryl R. Bowles <>
Date: 2006-02-24
I am direct desendant of Capt David Bowles, Rev. War. Wouldn't mind hearing from anyone with geneological information.

Name: Max Hardesty <>
Date: 2006-02-22
I recently found out I had some ancestors in Bourbon Co. starting in about 1786---1835. See OneWorldTree from which I recently sent <br>to County Clerk Office, attention Sharon Taylor.

Name: Todd W. Bowling <>
Date: 2006-01-27
I enjoyed surfing your site! James W. Bowling is my Great Grandfather, William H. Bowling is my Grandfather and Thomas G. Bowling is my Father all of whom lived in or were born in Paris, KY. I will be back soon. Thank,
Todd W. Bowling


Name: Charles Fisher <>
Date: 2006-01-15
Looking for birth records of William McAlevy Smith, born August 11, 1791 in Bourbon Co, Ky. Parents; Robert Smith Sr., and Elizabeth McAlevy Smith.

Name: Matt Scott <>
Date: 2006-01-11
Great Site! Kellie has been VERY helpful researching my SCOTT family history.

Name: Kathie Wiedemer <>
Date: 2005-12-04
I an a descentant of Joshua Smalley, died in Bourbon co Ky
Jan 26,1825


Name: Matt McKinsey <>
Date: 2005-11-01
I really like this website. You have a lot of good information. I am a descendant of John McKinsey. He died in Bourbon County in February, 1818. I will post more information later. Surnames of interest are McKinsey, Drake, and Reece.

Matt McKinsey