Blue Moon of Kentucky


By Bill Monroe


Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining.
Shine on the one that's gone and proved untrue.
Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining.
Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue.


It was on a moonlight night,
The stars were shining bright.
And they whispered from on high,
Your love has said goodbye.


Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining.
Shine on the one that's gone and said goodbye.


Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining.
Shine on the one that's gone and proved untrue.
Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining.
Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue.
It was on a moonlight night,
The stars were shining bright.
And they whispered from on high,
Your love has said goodbye.


Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining.
Shine on the one that's gone and said goodbye.

 

The Grandchildren of William C. and Mary Polly Crank Stewart

of Rowan County, Kentucky

 


Rev. James Stewart and Cynthia Patton

 

             1. ►          Anita Stewart (1847) married Wallace Markwell.

           2. ►          Crittenden Stewart (1849)

           3. ►          Catherine Stewart (April 13, 1853) married (1) Allen T. Day and (2) Samuel Spencer.

           4. ►          William A. Stewart (1855) married Nancy Osborne. They are buried in the Kendall Martin Cemetery in Floyd County, Kentucky.

           5. ►          John Crittendon Stewart (June 9, 1856) married Mary Elizabeth Christian (1857-1923). Mary is buried in the Dawson Cemetery in Rowan County, Kentucky.

           6. ►          Logan Stewart (1857-1900) married Dora Rays. Their son, Willie E. Stewart (May 14, 1882 to October 31, 1895) is buried in the Dawson Cemetery in Rowan County, Kentucky. Their daughter, Gracy (1890-95) is also buried in the Dawson Cemetery.

           7. ►          Elizabeth Stewart (1859) married Anderson Day.

           8. ►          James Stewart (1863) aka “Preacher Jimmy”

           9. ►          Wesley Stewart, (1865-1918).

         10.          Mary Stewart (1869)


Alexander Stewart and Martha Patton Footnote

 

            11. ►          Nancy Stewart (1861-1878)

          12. ►          Charles Stewart (1866-?) moved to Dallas, Texas.

          13. ►          William H. Stewart (1867-1933) married Lou Kelley in Dallas, Texas. Operated saloon and cigar store.

          14. ►          Mary Ann Stewart (1869-1922) married A.J. Littleton of Carter County. One son, R.C. Littleton, was a Kentucky Circuit Judge.

          15. ►          Samantha Stewart (1871-1942) married Milt Glover.

          16. ►          James Andrew Stewart (1877-1916) married Martha Jane Jacobs in Dallas, Texas. He operated saloon and cigar store.

          17. ►          Morgan Thomas Stewart (1878-1928) married Mary Jane McClurg. He was a member of the Rowan County School Board.

          19. ►          Jasper Newton Stewart (1880-1906) married Ada Easterly.

 

Jasper Stewart and Nancy Mullins

 

            20. ►          Mary Stewart - (1849) Died in infancy.

          21. ►          Andrew Jackson Stewart (1851-1876)

          22. ►          Alexander Hamilton Stewart, born on December 07, 1852, in Letcher

County, Kentucky; died on April 10, 1933, Lawton, Oklahoma. He was a doctor and a Kentucky State Senator. He married (1) Margaret Pigman; (2) Laura Hargus; (3) Mattie Hampton.

          23. ►          Sallie Stewart, born on September 15, 1854; died on October 16, 1954. Married Jessie Boggs. She was the longest living grandchild.

          24. ►          Ambrose Stewart (1857-1947) married Rachel Holiday on September 21, 1889. Minister who was very active in temperance movement. RACHEL JANE HOLLIDAY was born April 1, 1868, and died August 10, 1890. She is buried in a unmarked tomb beside her parents in the Holliday Cemetery at Ary, Kentucky.

          25. ►          James M. Stewart (1861) married (1) Polly Maggard; (2) Lizzie Breashear.

          26. ►          Martha Ann Stewart (1864-1927) married Marion Stamper.

          27. ►          Armintha Stewart (1869-1957) married John L. Triplett.

          28. ►          William M. Stewart was born on August 2, 1871, in Knott County, Kentucky. He married Lucinda Sparkman on May 1, 1889. William was a hunter, a timber man, country store keeper, and an unlicensed country doctor practicing with his father. He attended two terms at the Louisville Medical School. William also married to Alice Slone. Albert Stewart (1914), a son, is a poet and editor, who has inspired and encouraged generations of Kentucky writers. A native of Knott County, Stewart attended Hindman Settlement School where he was befriended by Lucy Furman. He graduated from Berea College and got a Master's from the University of Kentucky. As a teacher at Northern Kentucky University, Morehead State and Alice Lloyd College, Stewart actively encouraged writers by initiating writer's workshops, creating anthologies of Kentucky writing and founding Appalachian Heritage magazine. His best-known collection of poetry is The Untoward Hills (1962).

          29. ►          Margaret Stewart (1865) married Daniel Triplett.


Jasper Byrd Stewart and LaVicy Thacker (common law wife)

 

            30. ►          Mary Polly Thacker-Stewart (1854) married Wilburn H. Pratt.

          31. ►          Nancy Thacker-Stewart (1857) married William H. Smith.

          32. ►          Henry C. Thacker-Stewart (1860), an educator, married (1) Margaret Slone (2) Sarah Pigman.

          33. ►          Robert Preston Thacker-Stewart (1861) married (1) Lucinda Pigman;

          34. ►          (2) Annie Owens. Their son, Leonard Stewart, was a police judge in Knott County, a school teacher and relocated to Oklahoma. He was nominated by the Republican Party in Oklahoma as its candidate for the U.S. Senate. Leonard Stewart authored three books: Trail of Tears and Other Poems (1969); God’s Indian Children and Other Poems (1977); and, The Happy Hung Ground and Other Poems (1979). Vera Thacker Johnson, a granddaughter of Robert and Lucinda Thacker-Stewart, married Congressman Carl D. Perkins, who represented Eastern Kentucky in Congress for 40 years.

          35. ►          Elizabeth Thacker-Stewart (1867) married George Stamper.

          36. ►          Malean Thacker-Stewart (1868)

          37. ►          William Thacker-Stewart (1871) married (1) Sylvia Combs; (2) Mary Jane Ritchie.

          38. ►          Rufus Thacker-Stewart (1876) married Elizabeth Huff.

          39. ►          Isaac Thacker-Stewart (1878) married Cumine Terry.

 

 

Margaret Stewart and Mose Messer

 

            40. ►        Hiram Messer (1854-1889) He is buried in the Dawson Cemetery.

          41. ►        William Messer (1857-1939) married Nancy Jane Christian. Their daughter, Lydia Messer Caudill, was the Superintendent of the Rowan County Kentucky School System.

          42. ►        James Messer

          43. ►        Margaret Messer

          44. ►        Belle Messer

          45. ►        Mary Messer (1857)


Martha Stewart and Ambrose Amburgery

 

            46. ►         Ambrose Amburgey (1855)

          47. ►         Alexander Amburgery (1858)



Martha Stewart and William Sparkman

 

            48. ►          Humphrey Sparkman (1861)

          49. ►          James Sparkman (1866)

          50. ►          Mary Polly Sparkman (1868)

          51. ►          John Crittenden Sparkman (1870)

          52. ►          Moses Sparkman (1873)

          53. ►          Wesley Sparkman (1875)

          54. ►          Hiram Logan Sparkman (1879)


Lou Annie Stewart and Elijah Amburgey

 

            55. ►          Alexander Amburgey (1860)

          56. ►          Elizabeth Amburgey (1863)

          57. ►          Mary Amburgey (1863) married William Messer.

          58. ►          William Amburgey (1864)

          59. ►          John S. Amburgey (1868)

          60. ►          Thomas Wesley Amburgey (1872)

          61. ►          Jasper A. Amburgey (1873-1949) married Hettie Fugate.

          62. ►          Elijah Amburgey, Jr. (1875-1857) married Dora Amburgey. Buried in Caudill Cemetery, U.S. 60 East & Kentucky 519.

          63. ►          Rochambeau Amburgey (1880)

          64. ►          Robert Paris Amburgey (1882) married Lula Bailey.

          65. ►          Annie Amburgey

          66. ►          Scott Amburgey

          67. ►          Tishie Amburgey


Mary Smith and Elmer Branham (Doc) Smith


             68. ►          Lucinda Smith was born in 1867. Lucinda married Marion Slone.
             69. ►          Martha Smith was born in 1872. Martha married John P. Slone.
             70. ►          Louanna Smith was born in December of 1870 and married Jeptha Amburgey on September 6, 1888.
             71. ►          John Smith was born in 1879.


William G. Stewart and Elizabeth Patton Footnote

 

            72. ►          James Edward Stewart (August 26, 1868- January 25, 1916) married Clara Hamm. He was a Baptist minister and Kentucky State Senator. Buried in Caudill Cemetery, U.S. 60 East & Kentucky 519.

          73. ►         Mary Jane Stewart (1870-1942) She is buried in the Everman Cemetery in Carter County. She married William Littleton.

          74. ►         Fannie B. Stewart (1872-1880).

          75. ►         C. Lillie Stewart (1876) married (1) Lizzie Pope and (2) Florence McIntosh. Died in Carter County in 1917.

          76. ►         Alexander Thomas Stewart (1878-1956) married (1) Cora Wilson; (2) Clemma Lacy. He was an attorney and educator.

          77. ►         Mona Stewart (1880) married W.L. LeMaster