It is so nice to see that someone if finally looking for some of the people that I am also in Horseshoe Bottom and Bugwood.
I too plan on making another trip to that area this spring/summer. Both sides of my parents family lived in Wayne Co., KY. Last year when I was there I was researching my mother's side (Young, Campbell and Burnett). This year my dad and I are planning a trip there for his side of the family (Decker, Conn and Wilkerson).
I have a list of the identified graves in the Decker and Bugwood Cemeteries.
I am sorry to say that I do not know exactly where Horseshoe Bottom and Bugwood are but if you are still interested I can ask my father; I know that he knows exactly where they are because both his mother and father were from there before they moved to Duncan Valley in Cooper, KY (Cooper is about 5 miles out of Monticello).
I would love to exchange information with you concerning the Decker's and Wilkerson's. The Decker's have been very hard to track and the Wilkerson's are even less.
Zola Decker (04/27/1899 in Kentucky - 05/08/1979 Kentucky) married Erlon Pruitt (06/08/1906 in Kentucky - 07/10/1986 in Kentucky) on 06/30/1928. Both are buried in the Elk Spring Cemetery in Monticello, KY. They had three sons; Wallace Emerson, J.R. (Zola Jr), and Ralph Clayton.
My Great Grandparents
William Emerson Decker (09/29/1878 in Kentucky - 02/02/1932) married Emma Belle Smith (about 1881 in Kentucky - 07/10/1964). I have not found where William is buried but Emma is buried in the Decker Cemetery. They had three sons; Zola Sr., Estill and Opal and 5 daughters; Auda, Lester, Ester, Pearl and Glyda.
My Great Great Grandparents
James Gabriel Decker (1856 or 1857 in Missouri - 03/09/1933 in Wayne Co., KY). I don't know the name of his first wife but I believe his second wife's name was Mary Dickerson. The first wife would have been William's mother.
My Great Great Great Grandparents
John Decker (1814 in Indiana - ?) married Margaret (last name unknown) (about 1826 in Illinois- ?). They had 3 sons; James Gabriel, William and John S. and two daughters; Nancy and Ella.
The only information that I have on the Wilkerson's is that my Great Great Great Grandmother was Martha Conn Wilkerson and she married George H. Wilkerson who died in 1922. I have a picture of her that was put in the newspaper celebrating her 75th birthday. My Grandmother Decker wrote on the picture "Erlon's Grandma."
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