My grandmother Violet Valinca Matherly Benz is the daughter of John Wesley Matherly (July 4, 1871-March 3, 1934)and Delilah Elnora Gertrude Matherly (March 5, 1978-January 1, 1953).They had ten children (Violet Valinca, Lula Olive, Elsie Blanch, Homer Howard, Fay Jessie, Pearl Pansy, Edna May, Winfred Kenneth, Vera Lavell, and Geraldine Velma).
They were from Appanoose County, Iowa according to my grandmother.I'm not sure about the Kentucky connection.
Delilah's parents were George Washington Matherly (b. 1844, d. August 1899) and Lucindy Lewis (1856-1892).They had eight children (Delilah Elnora Gertrude, Minnie Rebecca May, Lee, Charles, Clyde, Freddie, Matilda, Armilda).They were married September 14, 1874 in Appanoose County, Iowa.
John Wesley's parents were Albert Matherly and Margaret Riley (died March 5, 1926 in Cincinatti, Ohio).They were married August 6, 1868.They had four children (John Wesley, Silas, Emma May, and Hartley Bo).They were married March 5, 1926.
Albert Matherly and George Washington Matherly were brothers if I'm not mistaken.
I know my grandmother has photos of her parents (John Wesley and Delilah).I'm not sure about photos of her grandparents.