My great grandmother was Mary Jane Mollette from Johnson County. She married Banner Lewis, Sr. and lived in Floyd County. According to other family members, Mary was the daughter of Jeb Mollette and Viola Crum. I know there are some issues regarding the spelling of Mollette/Mollett/Mullett etc. However, according to my mother and grandmother Mollette is the spelling this family used. Anyway, I have done some searching on Census data and other genweb info and
this is what I have come up with so far.
1920 Johnson County Census
January 7th, 1920 Precinct 19, Greasy Creek
HH# Name Rel. S C Age St. POB Fthr Mthr Occ.
Jebader Head M W 45 M KY KY KY Labor-Farm
Viola Wife F W 38 M KY US KY None
Mary C. Dght F W 15 S KY KY KY Farm-Home
Clarinda Dght F W 12 S KY KY KY
Josie Dght F W 11 S KY KY KY
Jim Son M W 8 S KY KY KY
Birth years would then be:
Jebader Mollette b. Abt. 1875 Ky
Viola Crum? b. Abt. 1882 Ky
Mary C. Mollette b. Abt. 1905 Ky
Clarinda Mollette b. Abt. 1908 Ky
Josie Mollette b. Abt. 1909 Ky
Jim Mollette b. Abt. 1912 Ky
Information below taken from http://www.angelfire.com/ky2/mykyheritage/html/f_85.htm#51
b. ABT. 1882 KY
Spouse: MOLLETT, Zebediah "Zeb"
b. ABT. 1875 Johnson Co., KY
MOLLETT, Mary J. b. ABT. 1905
MOLLETT, Clarinda "Clara" b. ABT. 1907
MOLLETT, Josie b. ABT. 1909
MOLLETT, James b. ABT. 1912
One obvious problem is Mary's Father's name: According to my grandmother his name was Jeb. When I questioned her about the possibility of Zeb she said Zeb for Zebulon sounded familiar - but who knows. The census information above is definitely the right family as Mary was known to have a sister called Clara and a brother Jim. In regards to the mother Viola, I know her last name to be Crum from family word of mouth. These people are total brick walls for me. I can't find cemetery information or anything. And even an obituary for Mary Jane Mollette Lewis has evaded me as she died a
decade ago in Indiana while staying with a child there who is now also passed on.
Anyway, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks & God Bless