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I thought this would be of interest to all of you. On ANCESTRY's website they
offer databases that you can search online for FREE for the first 30 days it
is available. The URL is:
The most recent addition, made available today, Sept 19, 1997, is: Kentucky
Here is the description that Ancestry provides for the database:
Kentucky Land Grants
This wonderful database contains the records of the Kentucky Land Office from
1782 to 1924. The work is intended as a source book for historical workers,
genealogists and others who need a complete and chronological index to the
early documentary land records and history of Kentucky. Due to the large
amount of early records contained in these two volumes, The Kentucky Land
Grants has been termed "the rarest book of its size, covering early Kentucky
history and genealogy, to be found anywhere."
By Willard Rouse Jillson, Sc.D.
To search the Kentucky Land Grants database, go to this URL:
I do not subscribe to Ancestry's Subscriber databases, but use them to my
full capability for the 30 days they are available for FREE!
I thought I would pass this along, hoping to help a fellow researcher out!
I have CC: copied other KY lists, so if you have read this already, PLEASE
MATHERLY, LOWE, BABER, EDWARDS, LEWIS
Looking for info on (John) Wesley Matherly born Estill Co., KY 1818.
Served in the 3rd. reg. Com. E Missouri Cavalry Vol. Union. Died Dec. 16th
1863 in Jackson Port, Arkansas. Wesley Matherly married Nancy Lowe and her
mother was Hannah Delilah Booten Baber, father was
Daniel Lowe both from Kentucky.
Wesley and Nancy had 10 children: Daniel, John (Wesley), Martha,
Augustus, Deliah, James, Rachel, William, Elizabeth and Armilda. Also
serving for the Iowa civil war union: was Wesley's sons, Daniel, John,
Augustus and James.
Wesley's son John (Wesley) Matherly born 1842 in Estill Co., KY.
Married Dec. 24 1865 to Elizabeth Jane Edwards. Elizabeth was born Sept. 6
1848. died Sept. 9 1937 in Bluestem Washington. John died Feb. 28 1920 in
Bluestem Wa. John and Elizabeth had 9 children: Josephine, Allie, Anne,
Clara, Harry, Jesse, Bertram, Emma, Edward and Pearl.
John's son Edward Raymond Matherly born June 13 1887 in Hailey,
Idaho. Edward married a lovely lady by the name of Hazel Violet Lewis on
July 13 1909. Hazel was born Aug. 13 1891 in Daisy, Wa.. Edward died on
Sept. 23 1985 in Spokane, Washington. Hazel died Oct. 16 1990 in Spokane,
Wa. Ed and Hazel had 11 children: LeRoy, Hilda, Elizabeth, (Albert) Ray,
Wayne, Maxine, John, (Lionel) Gene, Frank, Alyce and William.
I do have more info on these people but not all. Mainly looking for
the parents of Wesley Matherly. Do have some names of Wesley's siblings.
Thanks for your time..