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Would like to find more information on Alder family prior to 1800. George Alder/Allder b. 1773 d.1850 possibly married Nancy Smith. George was born in Va. and moved to Christian Co., Ky. around 1850. Think he or his father may have been in the Revolutionary War...looking for any military connec- tion to prove line to DAR or DOC. Would like to find international root of family. Family Line George A. Allder b.1741 (Maryland or Va.) George Allder b.1773 (Va.) d. 1850 (Ky.) m. Nancy Smith (?) or Nancy Jett (?) William Alder b. 1808 (Va.) d. 1883 (Ky.) m. Ke- ziah Brewer b. 1810 (Ky.) Thomas Alder b. 1850 (Ky.) d. 1917 (Ky.) m. Paralee Mildred Henderson b. 1860 d. 1940 Walter Thomas Alder b. 1885 (Ky.) d. 1954 m. Lena Jones b. 1887 d. 1962 Joel Alder b. 1912 (Ky.) d. 1991 (Ky.) m. Onie Thelma Boyd b. 1919 (Ky.) d. 2003 (Ky.)

Diane Alder 2330 Billy Goat Hill Road Hopkinsville, KY 42240 diane_squeaky04@hotmail.com

Bellew, Below

Seeking information regarding Samuel and Ruthey Below and family. They gave consent on 08-01-1821 for their son William to marry Susan Vessels (daugh- ter of William Vessels) in Washington County, Ky. Their name appears as Below in the original record. Members of this family migrated to Daviess County, Ky. In the 1850 census, the name was spelled Bellow and later became Bellew. Would like to know where the Bellew family originated. In addition, I would like to correspond with anyone who has information on the Vessels family.

Sue Bellew-Berry 7776 Wathen Lane Henderson, KY 42420 126berry@insightbb.com

2007 Kentucky Ancestors V42-4


Questions about Kentucky families submitted by Society members

Bourland, Bowling, Boling

Searching for information on the above family. The name is spelled in various ways on records of birth of children. Specifically, JANE BOURLAND/ BOWLING’s parents. Jane was born about 1838, died before 1900, married Thomas Jefferson Keeney (b. Jan 1827, d. 15 Mar 1912) on 17 Jan 1856. They had 5 daughters and 1 son: Julia Ann, Susan J., and Martha (twins), James E., Mary M., and Rosanah. All of Kentucky. Appreciate any information you may be willing to share.

Joann Jones Nelson 312 Spruce Drive Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 Joannn312@hotmail.com (Note: there are 3 n’s in the address)


Seeking ancestry of Mary (Owens) Vinyard (1808-1877(?)), an early girlfriend of President Lincoln. Mary’s father, Nathaniel Owens (c. 1764- 1844), lived many years in Green County, Kentucky. Who were Mary’s and Nathaniel’s siblings, and, also, Nathaniel’s wives and parents? Will share Owens information.

Steven Jeffries 4800 Erie Street College Park, MD 20740

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