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gary

Charleston, WV

#1 Dec 17, 2009
want to find relatives in eastern ky

gary pelphrey my dad's real dad was frank blair, but he didn't raise him, sherman and emma (blanton) did, in kopperston, wv
Wow

Saltillo, MS

#2 Jan 5, 2010
My grandparents were john and rosa pelfrey
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#3 Jan 5, 2010
How old are these people you are referring to.I knew an emma blanton that I was related to, where were they raised?
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#4 Jan 7, 2010
Hey there Gary, you need to give me that information, I may be one of your long lost relatives.
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#5 Jan 7, 2010
One other thing Gary, was this Emma Blanton the daughter of "Big" Jim Blanton from the oil springs area?
gary

Charleston, WV

#6 Jan 13, 2010
sorry for the delay to respond, my computer is down

My grandmother, Emma Blanton, was born in Butcher Hollow, in 1908 (101 y.o. this year!). I'll have to email my uncle to find out who her parents & siblings were, and get back to you, ok. She had relatives in Paintsville years back, and would also need to ask who they were. Emma had my aunt Opal and my dad, James, thru Frank Blair of Paintsville, his nickname was "Beezel" I think? My dad was raised by Sherman(& Emma) Pelphrey. My dad was born in West Van Lear in 1932, and Sherman was born in Oil Springs in 1908. I will also try to find out who his folks were as well. Sherman had a brother named Malcolm, if that's any help. I think Frank Blair might also be related to Sara Blair, the grandmother of Loretta (Webb) Lynn. I do know that I'm related to Wm. "Willie" Blair, retired MLB pitcher, and Coach John Pelphrey who played for UK in the 90's. I need to ask Opal, in OH, how we are related, though. Rev. John and Rose Pelphrey, from what I understand, were not Sherman's "biological" parents, that they adopted him, but to him those were his "real" parents, who raised him from an infant. John was a Baptist preacher and grew corn on a big farm near Paintsville, and some other of his kin had a huge store there as well. I'll check back here ASAP! Thanks for posting to me.
retarded

Paintsville, KY

#7 Jan 13, 2010
my first husband was a pelphery and he was a decendant of rose. If you like to contact me you may know me my name is Regina
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#8 Jan 13, 2010
Gary, I would say that we are definitely related but through the Blairs not the Pelphreys. I think you may be a little confused about your Dads father. His name was not Frank or "Beezle" his real name was Basil Blair.Is the Opal you're referring to now married to a guy with the last name of Williams and lives around the Waverly area? If you want to leave a phone number or an e-mail address I could call you but I don't want to put to much on topix .You know how these people can get sometime.
Gary Pelphrey

Charleston, WV

#9 Feb 12, 2010
wondering wrote:
Gary, I would say that we are definitely related but through the Blairs not the Pelphreys. I think you may be a little confused about your Dads father. His name was not Frank or "Beezle" his real name was Basil Blair.Is the Opal you're referring to now married to a guy with the last name of Williams and lives around the Waverly area? If you want to leave a phone number or an e-mail address I could call you but I don't want to put to much on topix .You know how these people can get sometime.
That's her alright! My brother told me it was Frank, where he got that, I don't know. But my dad told me years ago that it was, in fact, Basil. My email is: pelphrey_22@hotmail.com I will have a phone soon and will email it to you. Thanks for letting me know that you know Opal in Waverly. Gary Pelphrey
Gary Pelphrey

Charleston, WV

#10 Feb 12, 2010
retarded wrote:
my first husband was a pelphery and he was a decendant of rose. If you like to contact me you may know me my name is Regina
My email is pelphrey_22@hotmail.com Your husband may be related to my dad's dad, Sherman, son of John and Rose! email me, ok?
gary pelphrey

United States

#12 Feb 16, 2010
wondering wrote:
Gary, I would say that we are definitely related but through the Blairs not the Pelphreys. I think you may be a little confused about your Dads father. His name was not Frank or "Beezle" his real name was Basil Blair.Is the Opal you're referring to now married to a guy with the last name of Williams and lives around the Waverly area? If you want to leave a phone number or an e-mail address I could call you but I don't want to put to much on topix .You know how these people can get sometime.
I sent a message to your email address.( hotmail.com )
gary pelphrey

Charleston, WV

#13 Mar 4, 2010
retarded wrote:
my first husband was a pelphery and he was a decendant of rose. If you like to contact me you may know me my name is Regina
Is the Rose Pelphrey you are referring to, was she married to John Pelphrey, who was a Freewill Baptist Preacher? Their son, Sherman Pelphrey, became step-father to my father James(Blair)Pelphrey, a son of Emma Blanton and Basil Blair! My email is: pelphrey_22@hotmail.com
garyinwv

Charleston, WV

#14 Sep 2, 2010
gary wrote:
want to find relatives in eastern ky
gary pelphrey my dad's real dad was frank blair, but he didn't raise him, sherman and emma (blanton) did, in kopperston, wv
Correction... It was Basil J Blair, not Frank Blair, that was his dad's name. My uncle Earl told us kids wrong. Opal was right.
Gary Pelphrey

New Richmond, WV

#15 Apr 11, 2013
wondering wrote:
One other thing Gary, was this Emma Blanton the daughter of "Big" Jim Blanton from the oil springs area?
Yes!!!!!!!!!! my grandfather was Basil Blair and hus- band of Alta Blair.
gary pelphrey

New Richmond, WV

#16 Apr 11, 2013
retarded wrote:
my first husband was a pelphery and he was a decendant of rose. If you like to contact me you may know me my name is Regina
sorry for not responding at the time this was posted. rose was the mother of sherman pelphrey, and he adopted my dad after my biological grandfather divorced my grandmother, emma (blanton/blair) pelphrey. roy blair is my half- uncle, and dwayne , my half-cousin. also related to willie blair, former mlb pitcher w/ ny mets.
gary pelphrey

New Richmond, WV

#17 Apr 11, 2013
Gary Pelphrey wrote:
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My email is pelphrey_22@hotmail.com Your husband may be related to my dad's dad, Sherman, son of John and Rose! email me, ok?
my new email is gary_pelph@hotmail.com. i can't use facebook, due to virus buggers, "bastards"!
gary pelphrey

New Richmond, WV

#18 Apr 11, 2013
wondering wrote:
Hey there Gary, you need to give me that information, I may be one of your long lost relatives.
opal (blair) williams of waverly, oh, is my dad's sister, daughter of basil blair and emma, daughter of 'big" jim blanton.

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