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This article first appeared in issue 13, and was written by Lynn E. Waggener via Vonnie Kolbenschlag.

The following letter was received by Vonnie Kolbenschlag and was passed on to Columbia! magazine with her comments:

Wants information

on Waggeners

Dear Vonnie:

Saw your letter in the KY Explorer. I am researching the Waggeners, several of whom lived in Columbia in the early 1800s. At least one married a Trabue. My grandfather Bird Oliver Waggener was born between Louisville and Frankfort in 1810 and may have moved to Adair County and lived there until 1835. His wife was Caroline Virginia Pickett and his mother Elizabeth Crockett. I am interested in Rueben, Andrew, Herbert and Green Waggener. If you know someone there who is interestd in Waggeners please give me their name and address.

(Mr.) Lynn E. Waggener

6697 Rhodes Ave.

Placerville, CA 95667

Vonnie's research notes that Edmund Waggener built the "Page Hotel" in Columbia. His brothers were Andrew and Benjamin Franklin Waggener. They were the sons of Rueben and Caty (or Cathy). Edmund's descendents stayed in Adair. Andrew and the younger brother Greenby moved to Cass and Morgan Counties, Illinois (1832). Edmund married Jane Montgomery.

A story in today's Columbia! magazine tells about the excellent work of the Adair County Genealogical Society, into whose hands we have delivered Mr. Waggener's queries. Readers wishing genealogical information may use the columns of Columbia!, on a space available basis. We will be happy to assist. We highly recommend, too, that a membership in the genealogical society would be well worth the modest dues.

Also, for those needing assistance, the Adair Genealogical Society has a number of highly knowledgeable genealogy researchers whose fees are very reasonable.-ed.

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