Cynthia & Judy....what a surprise, I dropped by here just to see if any of the Kershner's were tracable and here you all are at the top of the page and happens to be my family I am sure. I was hitting a dead end searching my Father's side and getting burned out so I thought I would just take a peek at my mother's side and here you all are.
My Grandfather was Norvel Kershner, born in Frankfort and his mother, Neta Kershner lived in the Kershner House in the center of town. I am sure you know about the house history and being moved to Beckley etc. I will have to see how far back our records go to help you, but I know I have some info going back through my great, great grandmother and grandfather. There is a Fitzgerald connection and a Hazel family connection also.
Do you live near Frankfort?? The old cemetary is full of Kershners, maybe you can take a look one day and figure it all out.
By the way, Judy aren't we cousins???? I seem to recall spending a couple of summers at the Kershner house and falling off a cow into something not mentionable. Hope that's you anyway. If not it was a great summer, I have never forgotten.