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Vicky Smith Hibbard (#47607903)
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I was born in Hamilton Ohio. I have family mostly in Kentucky,This is where my roots started,I found find a grave by accident,doing family research.I am looking for Smith,Smallwood,Stewart,that's my fathers side,mother's side Garland,Spurlock,Brock,Simpson,and Williams.I have found most of them except Williams,the Williams is Edy Jane Williams she was born in Hyden Ky. married Am on Simpson in Hyden Ky. Leslie. co. Ky. She is only listed in 1900 venue as Jane Simpson,She died soon after that.Am on remarried and had a child that was born in 1902 by Sally Whitehead she raised her and her and a brother. sure could use some help if any one has any info. I could use please let me know.And thank you in advance.
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Rose (Gilreath) Hollingsworth

Sorry. I just discovered that my Simpson Family Cemetery is in Mozelle. I don't know if it's even known publicly. However the info on Simpson's is all correct. Just the name is the same. More than likely our Simpson's are related as Violet's 2nd husband (Simpson) was born in that area. I didn't know there were 2 cemeteries with the same name.

By the way Violet's grandaughter by daughter Phyllis Sumner Brock, died in Corbin not long ago. her bio is on here. her name was Connie Marie Brock Roaden.

Rose Gilreath Hollingsworth
Added by Rose (Gilreath) Hollings... on Jan 03, 2016 11:50 AM
Rose (Gilreath) Hollingsworth
Hey Vicky,

Small World !! I was just looking at your added list. WOW!! Simpson's Family Cemetery in Leslie County, Kentucky. My Mothers's half-sister Violet Lenore Robertson Sumner Simpson and is buried in that same Cemetery. She and her husband owned that land. We (my family) use to go visit them a lot. I have Pictures of Violet and some of her children. Some of your other added my half sister (Hudson) is related to. I can't remember all the names of your added , but our family is related to some of them. Violet also has twin baby boys buried there and probably her husband (Simpson) too. I don't Know about her 1st husband (Sumner) though. Did you know that land had it's own coal mine on it? Wish I has Violet's obituary. My mother wanted it too. Violet had a brother Virgil Lee Robertson who is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery as well as his wife Lorene McVey and Daughter Brenda Lynn Robertson Stewart.
Just thought you'd like to know about the Simpson's.

Rose Gilreath Hollingsworth
Added by Rose (Gilreath) Hollings... on Jan 03, 2016 11:32 AM
Rose (Gilreath) Hollingsworth
RE: Radford
Hi Vicky,
I've updated my Grandfather's bio to answer most of your questions. My GGrandmother Frances (Francis) Catherine Allen Radford was born in Indiana I believe. She was working as a waitress when my GGrandfather Griffin P. Theobald met her and married. As for who her parents were I haven't a clue. I would love to know that information. As for my Grandfather Frank; he was the last one of the children to go to the orphanage in Louisville, Kentucky. His first child with my Grandmother Sarah Jane was James who was born in Corbin in 1926. My mother Frances (Francis) was born in New Albany, Indiana in 1927. Finly in Flat Lick in 1930. The last was Betty in 1932 or 1933 (I think) in Corbin. For the relatives on the Theobald, there are none in Corbin nor have been to my knowledge. But who really knows? Of my mother's children, half were born in Corbin. One of my sister's father Eugene Glenn Hudson was born and also died and is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Corbin. My maiden name is Gilreath My 1st born son Robert Lee Hollingsworth is buried in Hopewell Cemetery in Corbin. My grandparents Frank & Sarah Theobald are buried in Pine Hill Cemetery close to the fence at the entrance on Master Street.
I'm finding many relatives in the Corbin area that I never knew I was even related to and even went to school with. After I got deeply into genealogy ; it actually scared me. By the grace of God, I didn't marry someone I was related to. I could easily have married a relative due to the many relatives in the way of cousins I never knew about; not just in Corbin, but also many of the other states as well. I hope all this helps.

Rose Gilreath Hollingsworth
Added by Rose (Gilreath) Hollings... on Jan 03, 2016 11:08 AM
Judy Williams
RE: williams
Don't think so. My husband is a Williams from southern Ohio and further east to Roxbury, Mass.
Added by Judy Williams on Nov 27, 2015 6:43 PM
Shelly Bordner
RE: Garland
Hello Vicky, Nice to meet you!
I am a direct descendant of your great uncle, so I suppose that makes us cousins in a distant sense!
I am currently studying to become an archaeologist, and the Garland family genealogy is sort of a side hobby of mine!

Samuel Sr is my 3rd great grandfather, followed by his son, Samuel Jr. Samuel Jr's son follows next, named Roscoe Sr. And Roscoe Sr's son, Roscoe Jr is my father's father. Its terribly confusing to type!

I don't know a whole lot of in depth details, and I am going from memory as I am away from my research at the moment. Ill give you the fun details and a couple of stories, and try to spare you the dry, boring stuff! Either way, this might be a little lengthy!

The Garland family was one of the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean, arriving in Virginia territory in the 1550's (not sure where that is in present day because then Virginia took up most of the eastern coast)! I believe them to be Scotts-Irish, but have not done the footwork to confirm. Also because of this very early date, I believe the early ancestor to have been either a fisher, or maybe a captain. There were few things to bring people to America that early in time, outside of having a boat or being a part of a boat's crew.
If you google "Garland surname", two family crests pop right up. To my understanding, they are the same family but different descendants, one being a 'third son of a nobleman' and the other being a soldier of some type (i dont want to use the word knight because Im thinking its not the correct word for the actual position, but i dont recall for sure)
Im not exactly sure where or why the split is, but the Garland family in America is divided into two major clans. One clan seems to be more prominent, and tends to live west of the Mississippi, and the other (mine) tends to be of a comparative 'lower class' and mainly in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virgina. I have heard rumors of two brothers feuding, but I cant seem to pinpoint where in history this story comes from.
To my understanding, the men in the family have served in every major war in American history from the Revolutionary on to Vietnam.

I do know that chances are good that Samuel Sr. was unaware of Phebe's pregnancy when he enlisted in the union army, and therefore may have died without even knowing he had a son. I don't recall how he passed, but I believe he was injured in battle, not ill like many men that died in the Civil War. Phebe also died soon afterward. I believe she passed away less than two years after having Samuel Jr. Samuel Jr was then raised by his father's father who was named Pryor Garland. I have been told that Pryor was "a real prick", but I have no idea where that information comes from to have been known. It seems scandal and promiscuity run in the male side of the family. I know most of the Garland men that I have heard stories of had several wives through their lives, and many more women on the side. I don't have any information to substantiate this for Samuel Sr, but I believe Pryor was married no less than three times to very young women.
Samuel Sr. and Phebe grew up as neighbors, I believe in Claiborne County, Ky. I have a census record (digital copy) somewhere that lists Pryor's family as well as Mary's (phebe's mother) family.
I also have a marriage document (digital copy) for Phebe and Samuel Sr. As I said in the picture, Phebe is said to have been "full blooded Choctaw". I haven't found documents to support this, but I believe there is evidence for it (outside of 'just look at her', lol). It was common in that era for the tribes east of the Mississippi to assimilate into euro-american culture. I believe there was also an Indian reform school in their home county, though I haven't taken time to look it up. Another interesting fact is that Phebe's mother is listed as head of house. Euro-American heredity is controlled by the male where Choctaw (and most native tribes) were led by the female. The final piece of this puzzle is the marriage document from Phebe and Samuel Sr's wedding. It uses the word "intermarriage", which at the time meant the marrying of peoples of different ethnic backgrounds. So, this means its pretty darn likely that she was native, but I can not find her on any registry at this time. Her odd name spelling suggests to me that she took a "white" name during childhood or later, possibly at a school where she was 'trained' to act like a 'proper christian' instead of an Indian. An event like this would basically remove her from her heritage in the eye of the law, and would therefore not be documented.
I was once told a story by my cousins about Samuel Jr that I think you might like. I dont know if it is 100% true, but its a fun little piece of history!
Through the 1800's, the country's economy was far from stable. Money could jump from being worth double face value at one moment to being completely worthless at another. But one thing never changed in value - moonshine!
During the panic of 1893, it is said that Samuel must have gotten a wild idea in his head. He had received some letters from a mysterious person in Milwaukee. One night in the middle of the night, Samuel disappeared, biscuits still on the table the next morning. Nothing seemed to be missing except his savings, a lot of moonshine, and him. After a few days, it was thought that he had been robbed and killed in the night.
About 6 weeks after his mysterious disappearance, Samuel Jr returned to his home riding a brand new pack mule, and had enough "folding money" to buy a significant amount of acreage in McCreary County, Ky, which was a successful coal mining town with lots of work and resources.
It is said that Samuel never explained where exactly he had went or what exactly he had done, but he is said to have stated "I went off and did what I did, and I did it right, that's all you need to know."

Anywho, I have to run. Below is a link to a family tree I have been working on for quite some time. There are a lot of details missing still, but it definitely will fill in some gaps for you!
its a pretty big web page, so it may take a few minutes to load!

Find me on facebook if you like! My face book name is Elda Chantapeta!
Added by Shelly Bordner on Nov 23, 2015 11:52 AM
Mike (AKA) Gabby
RE: JerrySmith
your welcome, i got lucky and found his.
Added by Mike (AKA) Gabby on Nov 13, 2015 3:53 AM
Drew Simpson
RE: simpson
Hi Vicky, No sorry I dont recognize and of the names you mentioned. My Simpson's were in South Carolina in the early 1800's and moved to Alabama and then up to Virginia in the 1930's.
Good luck on your search.
Added by Drew Simpson on Sep 16, 2015 10:05 PM
don vasko
Sorry Vicky but none of the Williams you mentioned ring a bell. My cousin married a Williams (we all work together) but most of his, that we've researched, are in Jackson Co. The next time we get together, I can question him.
Added by don vasko on Sep 11, 2015 12:43 PM
kay fryer
RE: red bird
Yes he is my 5th great grand father. My line comes down Aaron and Rebecca McCoy Brock.
Added by kay fryer on Sep 02, 2015 10:38 AM
kay fryer
Aaron & Rebecca McCoy Brock
This is not Chef Redbird it is his grandson REDBIRD is buried in ky in a town named after him email me at or call 606.615'5556
Added by kay fryer on Aug 30, 2015 3:41 PM
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