1878 Leslie County, Ky birth records

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May Woolum, Laura Elvira Woolum
March Giley, Clem Marion Bailey & Rosey Smith
[fathers last name is different]
May Howard, China Willima Howard & Martha Napier
March Howard, Joseph Israel Howard & Sally Morgan
October Lewis, Jasper John Lewis & Lency Smith
March Woods, Carl  [Clay] Wade Woods & Nancy Couch
October Muncy, Lucindy Anderson Muncy & Rosanna Browning
Jan 1879 Lewis, Levi Thadius Lewis & Anna Pennington
July Howard, Felix Isaac Howard & Martha Lewis
August Lewis, Rebica M Isaac Lewis & Jane Williams
December Howard, Rebecca J Andrew Howard & Juda Lewis
June Lewis, Nancy Juder Lewis & Abigele Lewis
November Williams, Andrew B Andrew Williams & Sally Ingles
October Ingles, Nancy Frank Ingles & Polly Adkins
May Ingles, Nathaniel William Ingles & Anna Williams
July Shepperd, Elisha Clem Shepherd & Rutha Muslewhite
December Baker, Louisa William Baker & Elizabeth Wells
November Baker, Gilbert Henry Baker & Katy Cornitt
April Eldridge, Martha Sarah Eldridge
December Shepherd, Lucina Martin Shepherd & Mary Calihan
September not named dead male John Wells & Rebecca Cornitt
December Shepperd, Farmer Wilson Shepherd & Susan Whitehead
December Baker, Martha L Baker & Martha Pennington
December Williams, Winey [female] Robert Williams & Malinda Couch
June Lewis, Polly J James Lewis & Elizabeth Joseph
March Hensley, William Samuel Hensley & Susan Dixon
August Morgan, James David Morgan & Pheby Lewis
April Joseph, John F John Joseph & Ruthy Minyard
[faded] Boggs, James John Boggs & Matilda Pennington
February Lewis, Mahaly Jackson Lewis & Malinda Day
January Day, Mahaley [Perry Co] John Day & Juda Pennington
September Pennington, Seda?? [male] Levi Pennington & Mary J Couch
March Pennington, Rebecca Edward Pennington & Polly Lewis
September not named female William Shell & Nancy York
September York, Matilda John York & Mahulda Fields
May Coldiron, Sary E John Coldiron & Vina Thomas
April Chapill, George George Chapill & Mary Sergent
[faded] Parker, Mary Franklin Parker & Maverry Napier
[faded] Cornitt, John Archable Cornitt & Darcus Wilson
December Brewer, James H John Brewer & Nancy Turner
April 1879 Wooton, Manuel Elison Wooton & Rutha Young
June Lewis, Martha Robert Lewis & Sary Fields
February Stidham, Nancy J Sally Stidham
March Muncy, Madison Joshua Muncy & Lucinda Begley
June Begley, Madison Joshua Muncy & Lucinda Begley
April Sismore, Russel Luis Sismore & Lutisha Woods
[faded] Collins, Wilson William Sismore & Vina Collins
September Couch, Farmer John Couch & Nancy Sismore
May Fields, Daniel William Fields & Tilda Bolin
June Finley, Sary James M Finley & Polly Bolin
March Holen, America [Perry Co] Clark Holen & Sarah Bailey
July Begley, E?? [Perry, female] Samuel Begley & Susan Begley
October Davidson, Samuel John Davidson & Susan Sisemore
February Sisemore, Alexander [Clay] William Sisemore & Elizabeth Muncy
October Begley, Si???? [female] George A Begley & Elizabeth Colins
January Napier, Malinda M S Napier & Elizabeth Campbell
February Muncy, Camer John Muncy & Jane Garison
April Cornitt, William M John Cornitt & Jane Adams
June Hoskins, Elizabeth James Hoskins & Perlina Howard
February Hoskins, Sidna Ezkiel Hoskins & Malinda Brock
August not named dead male Robert Simpson & Martha Brock
April Duff, Mary James Duff & Parsisns Howard
December Brock, Mary Elijah Brock & Dily Roark
March Slusher, Parlee John Slusher & Nancy Napier
March Saylor, Levi   [Clay] Burdie Saylor & Mary Coldiron
March Willsin, Alafore  [female] Noah Willsin & Sarah Farmer
[faded] Farmer, John Samuel Farmer & Charloty Helton
October Helton, Laura Carlo Helton & Elizabeth Farmer
March Saylor, Mary Benjamin Saylor & Nancy Pace
March Coldwell, Henry Colston Coldwell & Mary A Edward
April Jhonson, Dorabell Hiram Jhonson & Jane Jones
[faded] Whitehead, Farmer  [Clay] James Whitehead & Angel Gross
[faded] Collitt, Noah    [Clay] John Collitt & Rebecca Whitehead
October Sisemore, John Dill Sisemore & Ruthy Muncy
[faded] Jones, Mary J William Jones & Martha Asher
October Garison, Rebeca Isaac Garison & Nancy Hoskins
July Garison, Elihu John B Garison & Eliza Browning
July Garison, John John B Garison & Eliza Browning
August unnamed female John Hoskins & Cisey Mosley
April Brock, James Amon Brock & Dily Helton
June Lewis, Felix Mathais Lewis & Rebecca Coots
October France, Henry M Isaac France & Hannah Pace
December Fields, Washington Hampton Fields & Nan??? Pace
March Vaughn, Elda
[Owsly, female]
Daniel Vaughn & Jane Baker

Misc. Marriage Records, Leslie County, Ky

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All Information taken from Records Books found in Hyden, Leslie County, KY during July 2002 by Lennie and Diane Roark. Please note there are many other marriages other than the ones listed.

Marriage Book 1: 10/1878 – 1/1885

Brock/Mosley:  Elijah Brock, Principal, born Clay Co., KY, Amon Brock, Surity, (Father), born Harlan Co., KY, Mother: Born Clay Co., KY. Elijah: 19 yrs. old and Angeline Mosley:  21 yrs. old, She and her parents were born in Clay Co., KY. Wedding date: Sept. 29, 1870. Signed: J.S. Melton, Clerk and Witness: J.J. Hensley.(page 86)

Brock/Rice:  Solomon Brock and Chinie Rice page 176  Solomon: age 52, 2nd marriage and Chinie: age 28, born Knox Co., KY. Wedding date: Dec. 6, 1882.

Gross/Wilson: Edmond Gross and Myrtle Wilson, page 216, Dated:  April 23, 1914, Leslie Co., KY, at J.B. Wilson residence, Witnesses: Joe Slusher and J.B. Helton

Gross/Brock:  William Gross and Sarah Brock page 238  Dated Nov. 25, 1914, at Eph (NOTE: Ephraim) Brock’s residence in Leslie Co., KY. Witnesses: Eph Brock, Barbara Helton, John Brock, Bernice Brock. Performed by R. Caldwell, J.P.

Roark/Roark:  John Roark, Jr. to Lizzie Roark  page 184  Wedding Date: Feb. 8, 1913 at John C. Roark’s residence in Leslie Co., KY. Witnesses: John H. Napier,  John C. Roark, and Elijah Simpson. Performed by: R. Caldwell, J.P.

Roark/Nolan:  James Roark and Mella Nolan page 204  Wedding: July 15, 1912 at grasse yeard on Oakly Fork, Leslie County. Witnesses: Dillion Sizemore and Frank Nolan. Performed by E.L. Osborne, MS

Roark/Smith:  Elhannon Roark and Linda Smith  page 210  Dated: Feb. 14, 1914 at Miller Smith’s  in Leslie County. Witnesses: Frank Smith, Reynold Bowling and Hughes Smith. Performed by: James Bowling, J.P.

Roark/Smith:   D.B. Roark and Dosha Smith  page 234 Dasted: Aug. 17, 1914 at A.B. Dixon’s in Leslie County. Witnesses: W.S. Young and Nancy Dixon. Performed by: W.H. Mattingly

Roark/Collett:   page 256  Dated: September 8, 1915 at Roark, Leslie County. Witnesses: M.C. Collett, Phebe Sizemore. Performed by: Thomas Slusher.

Roark/Collett:  Loyd Roark and Polly Collett  page 254  Loyd: born in Leslie County, parents born in Clay County, 21 yrs. old. Polly: born in Leslie County, parents born in Clay County, 17 yrs. old. Dated: July 13, 1915 at Dillion Collett’s in Leslie County. Witnesses: Dillion Collett and Virgil Collett. Signed (Performed by) Wm. Collett, Minister.

Roark/Roark:  John L. Roark and Dora B. Roark  page 270  John: 23 yrs. old and Dora 21 yrs. old. Dated: Nov. 30, 1915 at W.D. Roark’s in Leslie County. Witnesses: W.D. Roark and Willie Brock. Performed by W.C. Collett, Minister.

Roark/Baker:  Lawrence Roark and Lucy Baker  Lawrence: 21 yrs. old, born in Leslie County, first marriage. Lucy: 23 yrs. old, born in Lelsie County, 2nd marriage. Dated Dec. 10, 1915.


Brock/Collett:  John Brock and Laura Collett at Roark, Leslie Co., KY. Witnesses: Martha and Willie Brock.  Performed by: W.C. Collett, Minister  page 271

Brock/Gross:  Jack Brock (age 27) and Amy Gross (age 21) in Lelsie County. Dated May 1, 1916.

Book 3 February 1896 – September 1916:

Whitehead/Brock:  Levi Whitehead and Mahala Brock  Wedding: Feb. 22, 1908 at Peter Wilson’s in Leslie County. Witnesses: Julia and Lawrence Wilson. Performed by Peter Wilson, Minister.  page 80

Whitehead/Caldwell:  William Whitehead and Rebecca Caldwell  page 102  Wedding: Nov. 20, 1909 at Green Caldwell’s in Leslie County. Witnesses: Green and John Caldwell. Signed:  John M. Caldwell

Whitehead/Collett:  Farmer Whitehead and Alice Collett   page 186  Wedding: Aug. 21, 1913 at Polly Asher’s in Lelsie County. Witnesses:  J.H. Asher, Polly Asher, and Nancy Asher. Performed by G.R. Caldwell, J.P.

Whitehead/Saylor:  H.M. Whitehead and Martha Saylor   page 192  Dated: July 6, 1913 at Mile Branch in Leslie County. Witnesses: Henry Morgan and James Slusher. Signed: S.L. Saylor.

Whitehead/Day:  James Whitehead (21 yrs. old) and Lula Day (18 yrs. old)  page 252  Dated: June 16, 1915 at Isaac Day’s in Leslie County. James: 21 yrs. old, born in Leslie County, Father born in Clay County and Mother born in Leslie County. Lula: 18 yrs. old, born in Leslie County, Father born in Perry County and Mother born in Perry County.

Marriage Book 4:

Asher/Fairchild:  J.B Gross, minister: Jacob Asher married to Polly Fairchild Feb. 6, 1886

Brock/Brock:  John Brock to Mary Brock Oct. 16, 1900 Marr. by J.J. Hensley at Dillion Sizemore’s in Lelsie County, Oct. 11, 1900. Witnesses: Dillion Sizemore
The (NOTE: Theophilus )Brock

Brock/Rice:  Dec. 4, 1882 Solomon Brock and Chinie Rice. Perforned by J.B. Gross at Joseph Baker’s, Leslie County, Dec. 16, 1882. Witnesses: Jos. Baker and Evaline Baker

Brock/Napier:  Washington Brock and Elizabeth Napier by Wm. Templeton, Rev. at Johnathan Hensley’s in Leslie County, Sept. 26, 1886. Witnesses: Wm. Slusher and Harvy Hensley

Brock/Roark:  Ephraim Brock and Martha Roark by William Templeton, Minister of the Gospel at Thimothy Pennington’s in Lelsie County, Oct. 26, 1887. Witnesses: Thimothy Pennington and Wm. Roark

Baker/Roark:  James Baker to Elizabeth Roark by Wm. Templeton at Leslie County, KY on Oct. 28, 1887. Witnesses: Lincoln Wilson and Delaney Bowlin

Belcher/Gross: David Belcher and Sarah Gross married by A.B. Gross at Richard Gross’s at Lesllie County May 18, 1892. Witnesses: Z.B. (B.R.?) Caldwell and William Belcher

Brock/Collett:  Alexander Brock and Mattie Belle Collett by D.W. Sisemore at P.L. Collett’s in Leslie County Dec. 2, 1893. Witnesses: The (Theophilus) Brock and Caloway Hoskins

Patrick/Brock:  Amon Brock and Hettie Patrick  by J.B. Gross at Schoolhouse in Leslie County, KY, Dec. 1, 1894. Witnesses: J.C. Napier and W.S. Mosley

Brock/Gross:  Sampson Brock and Alabama Gross by Joseph Caldwell at Richard Gross’s in Leslie County, KY on March 10, 1896. Witnesses: John Gross’s and Joshua Caldwell

Boling/Roark:  William Boling and Burly Roark by Johnathan Hensley at J.J. Hensley’s in Leslie County, April 30, 1893. Witnesses: W.H. Hensley and John C. Roark

Collett/Pope:  Ingram Collett to Elizabeth Pope by Wm. Templeton at E.W. Robinson’s in Leslie County, Nov. 5, 1886. Witnesses: Stokley Bowlin and E.W. Robinson

Caldwell/Brock:  Jacob Caldwell  to Matildia Brock, b. J.B. Gross, minister at J.B. Gross’s in Leslie County, Feb. 6, 1887. Witnesses: Andrew Brock and Joseph Caldwell (Page 18)

Callihan/Lewis:  Isaac Callihan and Rachel Lewis by John M. Day, Minister, at John M. Day’s, Leslie County, A;ril 13, 1894. Witnesses: Henry Coots and Catherine Day (page 20)

Couch/Whitehead:  Taylor Couch to Nancy Whitehead by W.B. Eversole at Hyden, Leslie County, May 29, 1893. Witnesses: Clark Eversole and J.L. Maggard

Whitehead/Helton:  Millard Whitehead to Sarah Helton by Wm. Gross at James Helton’s in Leslie County, March 11, 1886. Witnesses: James & Robert Helton

Whitehead/Baker:  Dec. 21, 1887 Taylor Whitehead and Becca Jane Baker by Levi Pennington at Levi Pennington’s, Lesllie County, Dec. 25, 1888. Witnesses: John Baker and Hewy Day

Whitehead/Pennington:  March 21, 1893  Joshua Whitehead and Candy Pennington by Rev. Isaac M. Day at J.M. Day’s residence, Leslie County, March 23, 1893. Witnesses: W.M. Day and Cety Pennington (page 145)

Whitehead/Gross:   Feb. 5, 1893 Wm. Whitehead and Margaret Gross by R.J. Shepherd, JPLC at J.B. Gross’s in Leslie County, Feb. 5, 1893. Witnesses: John Whitehead and Wm. Muncy

Whitehead/Collett:  Feb. 24, 1894  James Whitehead and Martha Collett by J.B. Gross at Wm. Muncy’s, Leslie County, Feb. 25, 1894. Witnesses: D.W. Sizemore and W.C. Collett (page 146)

Whitehead/Muncy:  Dec. 6, 1895  Carter Whitehead and Sarah Muncy by J.B. Gross, Bishop, at H.W. Hays’s, Leslie County, Dec. 6, 1895. Witnesses: H.W.  Hays and Mall Griffith

Whitehead/North:  May 18, 1895  John Whitehead and Cathern North by J.J. Hensley at J.J. Hensley’s, Leslie County, May 18, 1893 (just as it is written). Witnesses: Lige North and John Roark


Whitehead/Griffiths:  April 11, 1896  John Whitehead to Catherine Griffiths  by Blevins Sizemore at A.B. Griffiths, Leslie County, April 11, 1896. Witnesses: Ance Roberts and B.S. Griffiths

Whitehead/Begley:  Jan. 22, 1896  William Whitehead to Margaret Begley by Rev. H.H. Bailey at Gran Begley’s, Leslie County, Jan. 22, 1896. Witnesses: Robert and Jesse B. Begley

Whitehead/Brown:  March 17, 1899 Farmer Whitehead and Alabama Brown by J.J. Hensley , Minister, at Jas. Whitehead’s, Leslie County, March 17, 1899. Witnesses: James Whitehead and Samuel Mosley

Whitehead/Saylor:  August 21, 1898 Henry Whitehead and Martha Saylor by A.B.(?) Gross, Leslie County, August 21, 1898. Witnesses: E.L. Howard and Frank Gross

Whitehead/Wells:  August 7, 1903  Pillip Wells and Susan Whitehead by A.P. Shepherd, M.G. at Cutshin, Leslie County,, August 8, 1903. Witnesses: Sylvania and Rebecca Shepherd (page 151)

Whitehead/Farmer:  Feb. 25, 1904  Henry Whitehead to Lucy Farmer by Jos. Caldwell at James Farmer’s, Leslie County, Feb. 25, 1904. Witnesses: James Farmer and John Hill

Marriage Book 4:

Rourk (Roark)/Collett:  Page 113  James Rourk (Roark) and Martha Collett, by Wm. Templeton, Minister of the Gospel, at Wm. Templeton’s  house, Oct. 27, 1887. Witnesses: Elizabeth Templeton and Feriby Brock

Roark/Sisemore:  Hance Roark and Sarah Sisemore, by Blevins Sizemore, at Robert Sizemore’s home, Leslie Co., KY  on May 2, 1890. Witnesses: John Sisemore and James Roark

Roard (Roark?)/Simpson:  Carter Roard (Roark?) and Nancy Simpson, by J.M. Caldwell, Minister, at Calvin Saylor’s home, Leslie Co., KY, Jan. 23, 1890. Witnesses: The (NOTE: Theophilus) Brock and Ingram Collett

Roark/Templeton:  March 15, 1891  John Roark, Jr. to Feby Jane Templeton by D.W. Sisemore, JDLC, at D. W. Sizemore’s, March 15, 1892 (as it is written). Witnesses: John B. Napier and Andrew Simpson

Roark/Brown:  Nov. 30, 1891  Wade Roark and Mintie Brown by J.J. Hensley, at John Brown’s in Leslie Co., KY on Dec. 31, 1891. Witnesses: George Brown and Silas Nance

Roark/Sisemore:  June 22, 1892  Boone Roark and Louisy Sisemore, by D.W. Sizemore at Hance Roark’s in Leslie Co., KY, Nov. 23, 1892. Witnesses: E.W. Sizemore and James Sisemore

Marriage Book 7  Nov 1884 – Nov 1894

Whitehead/Baker: #182 Taylor Whitehead and Becca Jane Baker, Dec. 21, 1887. Taylor: Living in Leslie Co., KY, 21 yrs. old, b. Clay Co., KY, farmer. Becca Jane: 17, living in Leslie Co., KY, she and her parents were born in Perry Co., KY.


Marriage Book 8: 4/1906 – 12/1909

Whitehead/Pennington:  #6  John Whitehead to Hulda Pennington on May 5, 1906. John: Living in Leslie County, 21, Farming, born Leslie County, KY. John’s father: Jackson (NOTE: Andrew Jackson) Whitehead, Mother: Amy (NOTE: Pennington) Whitehead, born Perry County, KY. Hulda: Living in Leslie County, KY, 22, born in Leslie County, KY, Father: Green Pennington and Mother: Betty Pennington, born Perry County, KY.

Whitehead/Caldwell:  #466  William Whitehead to Rebecca Caldwell, Nov. 19, 1909. William: Born in Lelsie County, 3rd marriage, farmer, born Clay County, KY, Name of father: William Whitehead, Name of Mother: Madeline Doling (NOTE: Boling?). Rebecca: Living in Perry County, 2nd marriage, born in Perry County, KY.

Marriage Book 10A:

Gross/Wilson:  Edmond Gross: Residing in Leslie County, Number of marriages: 1, Occupation: Farmer, to Myrtle Wilson, Residing in Leslie County, KY, Number of marriages: 1, Born in Leslie County, Father and Mother born in Clay County. Included is a note from her father giving permission for this marriage to take place. Witnessed: April 18, 1914 (#17)

Gross/Brock:  William Gross Residing in Bell County, 38 years old, Occupation: Farming, Born in Harlan Co., KY, Parents born in Harlan Co., KY, to Sarah Brock, Born in Leslie County, KY, Parents born in Clay County, KY, also 38 years old, Second marriage for her, Dated: October 14, 1914.

WILL OF H.L. NAPIER

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WILL OF H.L. NAPIER

Know all men by these present that I H.L. Napier being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this which I declare to be my last will and testament here by revoking all testimony documented, which I may here to fore have written or signed.  I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter Nancy a certain tract of land lying on the head of Trace Fork and Short Creek; this is to be hers in addition to what I may here after bequeath to her.  I give my son William a tract of land lying on the Trace fork of Mintsey ??  Creek on Sugar Camp Branch containing about one hundred acres and I hereby require my son William to pay to my wife or in the event of her death to my five girls the sum of fifty dollars, which sum of fifty dollars is to go towards paying what I owe on the house place. I give to my son A.B. Napier a certain tract of land laying on Minstey Creek below where he now lives and I require him to pay fifty dollars in the same manner and way as I required William to do.  I give my son Lincoln Napier a certain tract of land laying on Mintsey Creek and adjoining that which I give to my son A.B. Napier requiring my son Lincoln to pay fifty dollars in the same way and manner as I have required of my two sons William and A.B.   I desire and give to my three, William, A.B. and Lincoln to have a lot of Poplar Timbers that I own on the lands of R.E. Smith.  I give to my wife Kissie all of my home farm and other effects to have and enjoy the same during her life and at her death to be equally divided between my five girls, Nancy Napier, Sarah Jane Napier, Mourning Woods, Mollie Napier, and Rebecca Napier.  In witness where of I have set my hand 31st. day of September 1885.
H.L. Napier
E. Hubbard
Carr Couch
James Woods
(Notes on side)
All signed June 18, 1890 (except a Catherine Napier signed instead of Nancy Napier)
This is to certify that the above was procured in open court and is being stated that this was the will of H.L. Napier, the original having been lost or destroyed.

****  Transcribers note– H.L. Napier was married to Kissie Sizemore (daughter of John “Rockhouse” Sizemore and Nancy Bowling)
***  H.L. Napier and Kissie had one more child, not mentioned in his will.  His name was James Napier  (he was killed by William Sizemore, prior to the death of H.L. Napier)

submitted by Phyllis Sizemore Hefelfinger

Will of James B. Napier

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WILL OF JAMES B. NAPIER

Know all men by these present that I James B. Napier of the county of Leslie and the state of Kentucky, being in ill health and sound and dispensing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, all former wills made by me at any time here to fore and as to my worldly estate and all the property real, personally as mixed of which I shall die sayed and proposed or to which I shall be entitled to at the time of my demise I divide, bequeath dispense of there of in a manner following to wit:  I do here by will my home farm which consists of one hundred and fifty acres to my wife Sidney Napier during her lifetime for the propose of supporting herself and infant children and after her death it falls to Jacob Napier my youngest son, also I do will the rest of my land lying on the Beech Fork, except the rocky hollow including the eland I bought from Solomon Buckheart, to John Napier my son, also a cow and three calves and one rifle gun that he has claimed here to fore, also I do will Susan Napier my daughter one yearly heifer that she has claimed here to fore, also I have one steer and two bulls and one cow and calf, I do will to my wife Sidney Napier as her own property also my mare and mule colt to her the same and twelve head of hogs.  I do also make William Gross power of attorney to collect all my debts.  In testimony where to I the said James B. Napier have to this my last will and testament contained on sheet of paper there have subscribed my name and fix my seal this the 18th November 1884.  Signed sealed and published and declared by said James B. Napier for his last will and testimony in the presence of who at his request and his proclamation and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness there to.

WM. Gross                                    his
S.C. Buckheart      X  James B. Napier
George Buckheart            mark

I do certify that the fore going will was recorded in my office, given under my hand this the 15th day of December 1884.
J.M. Howard

submitted by Phyllis Sizemore Hefelfinger