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Hello! I'm sending this note to several areas in the Wolfe County web
site. Forgive me if all these notes are going to the same person. <G>
My daughter, Melissa, is in 4th grade here in Rockfield, Kentucky
near Bowling Green. As an assignment, she has chosen "Wolfe County"
to do a project on. (She chose your county mainly because she is a
Wolf lover!!! Sorry to say we have never visited there. :( She is
supposed to make a banner for your county. On this banner she is
supposed to show two or more symbols (animal, tree, building, person,
landmark, etc.) that Wolfe County best stands for. Like, in Bowling
Green, we would choose the Corvette and Union Underwear. <G> Do you
have any particular colors?? We are also looking to find out the
county seat and other towns in Wolfe County and everything special we
can find out about Wolfe County. I think you get the picture? We
would appreciate any and all help you can give us, and thank you so
very much for all your help! You don't know how much we appreciate
this, since her project is due in two weeks. We were going to write
your Chamber of Commerce, but isn't this information highway - GRAND??
Dana and Melissa Gensler
Today, I received the guidelines for submitting material for use in the
Wolfe County History Vol. II book. I hope all of you submit. Here it
Format for Submission of Material
Volume II, Early & Modern History of Wolfe County
The success of the Club's effort to produce a second, follow-on history
of Wolfe County
depends upon the hard work of dozens of family genealogists and
historians like you who
have taken the time to document and preserve important information that
be lost with the death of each generation. We appreciate the
significance of your efforts
and thank you for sharing your information with others. Successfully
producing a quality
book would not be possible without you, our partner in this effort.
Historical Articles: Authors are encouraged to submit historical
articles related to Wolfe
County's past and present for inclusion in Volume II. Authors should use
a typical flowing
narrative consistent with articles prepared for magazines or books. The
Club will be pleased
to review material and provide editorial comments to the author. As in
Volume I, a series
of articles sharing historical information with the readers will be an
important anchor far
Volume II's focus on family history. Even thumbnail sketches can make a
Family History: In general, our goal is for the authors to prepare their
family history in a format that will present their family information in
a clear, concise
fashion that enables the reader to readily understand the family
structure. Detail such as
the place and dates of birth, death, and marriage events are especially
"older" members of the family where most family research is
Most of the material contained in Volume I is presented in a similar
format that meets the
basic needs of the researcher while recording this data for posterity.
encouraged to review Volume I for ideas. Most material submitted for
Volume I consisted
of two parts. The first contained a brief history of the family with a
focus on the family
name and the earliest member of the family. The second part proceeded to
descendants (the "first" generation, the "second" generation, and so
pertinent information such as dates, places, marriages, important
milestones, etc. Of course,
we want to highlight the accomplishments and important contributions of
those that are a
part of Wolfe County's past and present.
Those preparing material for submission should refer to pages 128 and
223 of Volume I for
examples of how the Swango and Hurst family genealogies were presented.
Note that a
numerical system was used to identify generations. Numerical notation is
method of organizing family genealogy and is universally used. While
there are variations
in the numerical notations used by various genealogists all are
basically straight forward,
easy to use, and provide a convenient way to recognize generations and
We are sorry that we can not include Family Group Sheets, graphical
family trees, and
photographs in the book. It would simply make the cost of Volume n
prohibitive. We do
encourage that copies of such documents be submitted with the material
to help the Club
resolve questions and help ensure as complete accuracy as possible.
Guidelines for Submission of Material
for Publication in the
Early & Modern History of Wolfe County
In preparing Volume II of the Early and Modern History of Wolfe County,
Kentucky, the objective of The Wolfe County Woman's Club is to continue
the important work the Club began in Volume I.
The importance of documenting and preserving local history and genealogy
is clear. It is critical to an
understanding of the past and for an appreciation of the present. Pride
in our past and hope for the future
motivates the continuation of the effort to record historical and family
information for the use of present and
Our goal is to ensure that the book provides quality and accurate
information. In that respect, the following
guidelines will help ensure we reach that goal.
- Family information, such as genealogy, and local history should be
linked to Wolfe County, the subject of the book. Of course, Wolfe
Count)/s history has its roots in the predecessor counties from which
Wolfe was formed.
- We encourage that material be submitted on a 3.5 IBM compatible
floppy disk in WordPerfect 5.1, or later version, or Microsoft Word. 10
Point Type, such as Times Roman, is preferred.
- Typewritten material should be submitted on 8 1/2 by 11 bond paper.
- Care should be taken to ensure handwritten material is very legible.
- Material should be proof read several times to ensure accuracy of
material and spelling. Wrong dates and incorrect spelling can seriously
degrade the value of the information.
- The Club reserves the right to limit or reject material if it is
considered inappropriate, inconsistent, or duplicative.
- Material will not be shortened without consultation with the author.
- Those submitting material must provide an address and telephone
number in case contact is necessary to resolve a question or issue.
- Those submitting material have a responsibility to obtain an authors
permission if copyrighted material is to be reproduced as a part of the
- The Club will not copyright this book but will include a statement
that the copyright remains with individual authors who should be
consulted for permission to use their material.
- The format of the book such as size, number of pages, etc., has not
been determined. Material may have to be limited to conform to the
final attributes of the book.
- Names and addresses of the authors will be included with the material
- Pictures, charts, and graphics can not be published; the cost would
- Original manuscripts should not be sent to the Club; material
submitted to the Club can not be returned.
- Deadline for submitting material for publication is October 1, 1998.
However, material for publication should be submitted as soon as
possible to ensure adequate time for producing the book and meeting the
Submit material to:
Thelma Carroll Rice
Wolfe County History
P.O. Box 339
Campton, Kentucky 41301-0339
Ken Bush Email: kenbush(a)mrtc.com
Campton, Wolfe County, KY
Visit my pages listed below:
Wolfe Co., KY KyGenWeb page
Bush Family Genealogy page
Booth Family Genealogy page
Meadows Family Genealogy page
Handy Family Bible page
The Breathitt Co list is posting surnames. Sounds like a great plan.
In Wolfe Co Ky researching;
Some of the lines that have married into the Creech line are;
Marsil in NM
Benjamin Franklin Creech aka Frank migrated to Wolfe Co about 1882. I
don't know if his wife, Valera Collier was with him or not. Their
known children are; Wm. Patton, John M. Clem, Sarah, and Louisa and
Benjamin shows up in the 1910 Indian Terr census where he had gone
to be with his sons. With him are listed who grandchildren-Angie
Creech b. KY and William Smith, b KY.
Does anyone have any idea who these grandchildren belong to? Any
Ben is back in Wolfe Co kY by 1920.
Researching Hale families who lived in Menifee, Morgan, and Wolfe Counties,
My Hale line starts with William C. Hale and wife Jane who went to Ky. from
abt. 1868. Would like to correspond with anyone descended from any Hale's in
above counties to see if we connect. In particular, I am looking for any info
Rufus Hale and his son Albert aka Allen. Albert was b. 1889 in Menifee
County, moved to Butler Co. Ohio (Middletown) abt. 1910 and in 1914 went to
parts unknown. Albert/Allen's siblings were Florence, Charles, Minny? and
Lillie Hale. Desperately
seeking help with this family.