Saturday, July 8, 2017

In Memory Of James A. Washington: He Passed Too Soon

 
 Who was James A. Washington? I first heard of  James while searching the 1880 census record. He was the son of William and Susan Washington.  He was listed as mulatto and a 7 year old who attended school. The census was taken on June 9, 1880.

I knew very  little of James. I learned that he my Great Grandmother, Anna Laura (Washington) Allen Walters' brother. I tried to trace him on the 1900 / 1910 censuses and other records. He never showed up. I assumed that he passed. But, when?

I searched the death records. I came across a James Washington, colored who drowned on July 8, 1889. I thought that he was that person. But, I needed proof. I didn't know where to look.

About 4 years ago, I started to explore old newspapers. I didn't think that the news wouldn't record his death. I never thought to look. But,  one day, I came across a notice of a James who did drown. I was amazed that I stumbled across the news of James' passing.

As I kept searching, on Feb 27, 2017,  I found the evidence that James was William Washington's son. The article mentioned where they lived. One thing I noticed that his race wasn't mentioned. James "Jim" drowned on Sunday, July 8, 1889 at 10:30 am. His body was found on the next day.

The article mentioned that James was swimming. He went out to the middle of the stream near the bridge where it was deep. He had a cramp. There were people were trying to help him. They couldn't get to him.

The searchers couldn't find his body on Sunday. But, they recovered the body by using fish hooks on that Monday. What a horrible sight to witness.

As I look back over my search for my Great Uncle James. I  thought I wouldn't find anything on him. I wondered: What became of his life? I'm thankful that I found out what I did.

Indeed, James lived a very short life. He was born about 1873 in St. Joseph, MO.  Apparently, he liked to swim. He was in school. Tragically, he drown at the 102 river at the age of 16.

I believe that James is with Jesus. God had a purpose for his life. Though James lived 16 years on this earth, he is not forgotten. He left a mark on those he touched.  ~ R.I.P Great Uncle James.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you
S.A.Blakley

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July In Remembrance: Some of The Descendants of Elias W. Bartlett Sr.

Hope you find some Family Connections.
Here's the link for the Blakey / Blakley WHITE Family Connections. Click on link.

Below are the BARTLETT Family Connections.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley


On July 3 ~
In Memory of Dorothy LYLE  She passed  in 1920. She was the daughter of Chilton LYLE and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE

On July 5 ~
In Memory of Doris LYLE. She passed in 1920. She was the daughter of Chilton LYLE and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE. She was the twin of Dorothy.


On July 6 ~
In Memory of Bonnie  Jean RICHARDSON She passed in 1965. She was the daughter of Eugene and Mary (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON.

 
On July 10 ~
In Memory of John BLAKEY / BLAKEY Sr.  He passed in 1918. He was the son of Isaac and Martha (SCOTT) BLAKEY.


On July 14 ~
In Memory of Wauneta / Juanita BLAKEY / BLAKLEY She passed in 1910. She was the daughter of John and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKEY / BLAKLEY
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On July 23 ~
In Memory of John BLAKLEY Jr.  He passed in 1975. He was the son of John and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

On July 25 ~
 In Memory of Juanita (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG was born in 1891.  She was the daughter of Elias and Harriett (BUFFINGTON/ HOOPER) BARTLETT
 
On July 31 ~ Mary Jane (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON was born in 1911. She was the daughter of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE

July In Remembrance: Some Descendants of Isaac and Frances DADE; Branches of Charlotta, Louis and Louisa

Welcome to July!  Happy 2nd Half of the Year!

In Remembrance Birth Days and Deaths: In Family History


Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD /LANKFARD

In July of 1967
In Memory of Sarah (WRIGHT) LANKFORD She passed. She was the wife of Louis "Add" LANKFORD.

 On July 3 ~In Memory of Robert Lewis LANKFARD He passed in 2000. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD/ LANKFARD

On July 7 ~
In Memory of Sarah "Sallie" LANKFORD. She passed in 1942. She was the wife of James Andrew LANKFORD / LANKFARD

On July 8 ~
In Memory of Daniel "Pete" LANKFORD. He passed on in 2014. He was the son of Sarah Belle LANKFORD JOHNSON and The Rev Aile J. JOHNSON.

On July 13 ~
 In Memory of Robert L. LANKFARD. He was born in 1911. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On July 14 ~
 In Memory of Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON HILL. He was born in 1914. She was the daughter of Charles Edward LANKFORD and Meta M. (HUGHES) LANKFORD BEARD.

On July 17 ~
In Memory of Ed "Eddie" Lewis  HILL passed in 1948. He was the husband of Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON HILL

 On July 19 ~
 In Memory of  Private Frederick William LANKFORD. He passed in 1952. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On July 22 ~
In Memory of Frederick Eugene LANKFORD  He was born in 1965. He was the son of Daniel William LANKFORD Sr. and Patricia (BARNETT) LANKFORD.

On July 22 ~
In Memory of Betty (LANKFORD) WESTON She passed in 2012. She was the daughter Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.
 
On July 26 ~
In Memory of James Andrew LANKFORD/LANKFARD He passed n 1957. He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On July 28 ~
 In Memory of Ezekiel W. NICKERSON. He was born in 1895. He was the husband of Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON

Louis and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE
On July 1 ~
In Memory of Louette "Etta (ROBINSON) DADE She passed in 1920. She was the wife of Nora Den DADE.

On July 6 ~
 In Memory of Mary Bell DADE. She was born in 1872. She was the daughter of Louis Newton DADE and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE.

 On July 18 ~
In Memory of Raymond DADE He passed in 1916. He was the son of Nora Den DADE and Louetta (ROBINSON) DADE

 David and Louisa (DADE) WASHINGTON

On July 2 ~
In Memory of Charles Byrd LEAR. He was born in 1916. He was the husband of Blanche (MANLEY) LEAR.

On July 8  ~
In Memory of Nettie Ellen COBY. She passed in 1914. She was the daughter of William  COBY and Florence  (HENDREDS) AMBERS

On July 10 ~
In Memory of Mary Ann (BROWN) WASHINGTON She passed in 1939. She was the wife of Isaac C. WASHINGTON.

 On July 17 ~
 In Memory of Rosa / Rose WASHINGTON. She  was born in 1879. She was the daughter of Isaac WASHINGTON and Mary Ann (BROWN) WASHINGTON.
 
On July 17 ~
In Memory of Horace W. HENDRED He passed in 1954. He was the son of Isaac HENDRED and Elise (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

On July 28 ~
 In Memory of Elsie Lee (MARSHALL) HENDRED. He was born in 1890. She was the wife of Isaac HENDRED.

On July 29 ~
In Memory of Clarence N. DADE He passed  in 2003. He was the son of Mary Belle DADE.

On  July 29 ~
In Memory of JoAlice (THOMAS) TATE. She was born in 1937. She was married to Russell Lee TATE. Branch of  Edgar and Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE.

On July 30 ~
 In Memory of Raymond DADE He was born in 1915. He was the son of Nora Den DADE and Louetta (ROBINSON) DADE

Friday, June 30, 2017

Reflections On This Website

 
I began this site on June 30, 2009. Here's my first entry. It's been a long journey in the making. I've come a long ways since then.

I choose June 30th because it was my Great Grandpa Isaac Blakey's birthday. Well, actually that was the day that was given to him. I've made a lot of discoveries on him as well.

I have come in contact with many long lost relatives. I believe that I will come across more in the future. There are people searching for their ancestors. They want to learn more about their family connections.

At some point while working on this site, I decided to divide my family connections.
I have In Remembrance of ....

My BARTLETT Family Connections.
My Blakey / Blakley  /WHITE Family Connections site

My DADE Family Connections
My WASHINGTON / ALLEN / WALTERS Family Connections.

I'm trying to make it easier to put family members in groups. I didn't think about it in the beginning. I didn't have many people on my list back then. And now, I see that my list is growing. There are common name relatives on both sides of my parents' sides. It's confusing.

I hope that you are finding your family connections. Our ancestors left us paper trails of their lives. We all will leave paper trails for whosoever will search. I'm leaving some trails of my family connections for the past decades. I figure, those who are searching will seek. And they will find more if they search deep enough.

I believe that I have found some clues that my ancestors left. I can't prove some of it. It's a mystery until someone can see the family connections. Yet, still, I wait. Or until the next generation will pick up where those who have gone before them, leaving papers trials on the journey.

May we leave a legacy behind for others to follow after.
Amen!
God bless you.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June In Remembrance: Some of the Descendants of Elias W. Bartlett Sr Branches: Lucy, Sallie, Charles and Jennie

In  Remembrance Of Birthdays and Deaths: Family Connections

The Blakey / Blakley WHITE Family Connections list

Below is the BARTLETT Family Connections
Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

In Memory of George Albert GROSS. He passed on June 20, 1934. He was the husband of Lucy E. (BARTLETT) MOSSELL GROSS HORAN, daughter of Elias W. BARTLETT Sr.  

The Descendants of Wade H. PEYTON and Sallie (BARTLETT) PEYTON  

 In Memory of  William YOUNGER . He passed on June 16, 1941. He was the husband of Myrtle (PEYTON) YOUNGER MILLER. 

In Memory of Dr. Wade Hampton PEYTON Jr. He was born June 17, 1885. He was the son of Wade H. PEYTON and Sallie (BARTLETT) PEYTON.

 A  Descendant of Charles and Isabella BARTLETT
In Memory of  Roy C. BARTLETT. He passed on June 16, 1971. 

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On June 21
In Memory of John BLAKEY, the twin, Andrew BLAKEY. They were born in 1871. John BLAKEY/ BLAKLEY was the husband of Jennie BARTLETT.

The Descendants of John BLAKEY  BLAKLEY and Jennie Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

On June 6
In Memory of Baby Lula B. passed away in 1947. She was the daughter of David and Lula.

June 11
In Memory of Margaret Ann (FLOYD) BLAKLEY. She was born in 1947. She was the wife of Richard
 
On June 19
In Memory of Lawrence "Larry" CANFIELD. He was born in 1961. He was the husband of Tanya J. (BLAKLEY) CANFIELD. Great Granddaughter of  Jennie (BARTLETT) BLALEY LYLE.
 
 On June 24
In Memory of Paul BLAKLEY. He was born in 1907. He was the son of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie  (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

June In Remembrance: Some Descendants of Isaac and Frances DADE: Branch David and Louisa Jane WASHINGTON

Descendants of David WASHINGTON and Louisa Jane (DADE) WASHINGTON

In Memory of William Henry "Bud" COBY He passed sometime in June of 1976.
He was the husband of  Florence (HENDRED) COBY AMBER. Branch:  George and Ellen

In Memory of Mindolyn (TATE) CLAY. She passed on June 2, 1949.
She was the daughter of Edgar TATE and Juanita WASHINGTON. Branch George and Ellen HENDRED.

In Memory of Bernice H. (SMITH) ALLGOOD HENDRED. She was born on June 5, 1909. She was the wife of Russell T. HENDRED.

In Memory of Russell T. HENDRED. He passed in 1995.
He was the son of Isaac HENDRED and Elsie MARSHALL.
   
In Memory of Anthony E. HENDRED He passed on  June 6, 2005.
He was the son of Durwood D. HENDRED. Anthony was the husband of Betty Ann WILKINSON

  
Ellen (LOVE  / WASHINGTON) HENDRED She was born on June 7, 1852.
She was the daughter of Louisa Jane "Janie" (DADE) WASHINGTON

In Memory of Frances WASHINGTON She passed on June 8, 1884.
She was the daughter of David WASHINGTON Sr. and  Louisa Jane "Janie" DADE

In Memory of Anthony  Eugene HENDRED Sr. He was born on June 9, 1948.
He was the son of Durwood D. HENDRED. Anthony was the husband of Betty Ann WILKINSON

In Memory of  Maxine Louise (HENDRED) CRAYTON She passed June 9, 2002.
She was the daughter of Isaac  and Elsie .

In Memory of Carolyn (HENDRED) AKERS She was born on June 10, 1915.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Elsie.
 
 In Memory of Ralph Cecil CLAY He passed on June 12, 2001.
He was the husband of Doris  Ivy (MANLEY) CLAY.
 
In Memory of Durwood D.  HENDRICKS Sr. He was born on June 13, 1945.
He was the son of Mildred CORNER COTTON and Durwood D. HENDREDS

In Memory of Xander Leroy BARRINGTON. He was born on June 12, 2011. Branch of Otto SNITH and Rudy Dee MANLEY.
 
In Memory of  Nettie Ellen COBY was born June 14,  1914.
She was the daughter of William "Bud" COBY and Florence (HENDRED) COBY AMBERS.

In Memory of Lewis Edgar TATE was born June of 1939.
He was the son of Edgar TATE and Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE.
 
In Memory of Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE. She was born on June 15, 1908. 
She was the daughter of Rosa "Rosie" WASHINGTON and George HAZELWOOD.

In Memory of James Adam BAILEY. He was born on June 17, 1922.
He was the husband of Zella B. HENDREDS.

In Memory of James Edward COBY. He was born on June 21, 1910. Branch: William and Florence (HENDRED) COBY

In Memory of Ardell Jack WILLIAMS. He passed  on June 25, 1983.
He was the husband of Haddie Lu MANLEY.


In  Remembrance Of Birthdays and Deaths: Family Connections
Thanks for Reading.
God bless you
S.A. Blakley

June In Remembrance: Some of the Descendants Isaac and Frances DADE: Branch of Robert and Charlotta

Branch of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

In Memory of Louis Adward "Add" Lankford He passed some time on June of 1967.
He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (Dade) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

In Memory of Terry TOLLIVER. He passed June 2, 1996.
Terry was the son of Roberta (LANKFORD) TOLLIVER HILL KEELING.
Terry changed his name to Ziyyad Ali ~ Branch: Leo and Mary

In Memory of Lankford NICKERSON He passed June 4, 1976.
He was the son of Ezekiel W. NICKERSON and Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON

In Memory of Myrtle (JOHNSON) NICKERSON. She was born on June 6, 1923. She was the wife of Nathan NICKERSON.

In Memory of Gary Lee LANKFORD ( Ghalee Askia Muhammad) He passed on June7, 1997. He was the son of Leo "Sam" LANKFORD Jr. and Lois (STEWART) LANKFORD HILL. Branch; Leo and Mary

In Memory of Hattie Mc DANIEL. He was born on June 10, 1895.
She was the 1st wife of Nym LANKFORD / LANKFARD.
 
In Memory of Baby Lula B. She passed June 6, 1947.
She was the daughter of D.W and L M.  BLAKLEY: Branch Leo and Mary
 
In Memory of Margaret (FLOYD) BLAKLEY. She was born on June 11, 1947.
She was the wife of R. C. BLAKLEY.

In Memory of Roberta Louise (LANKFORD) HILL - KEELING. She born on June 16,  1941.
She was the daughter of  Robert L. LANKFARD Sr and Grace Lee (SMITH) LANKFARD.

In Memory of  Addison "Ad" LANKFORD passed  on June 16, 1979. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

In Memory of Daniel "Pete" LANKFORD He was born on June 17, 1941.
He was the son of Sarah Bell (LANKFORD) JOHNSON and Alie J. JOHNSON. Branch: Leo and Mary

In Memory of Frederick LANGFORD passed on June 19, 1937. He was the son of Nym and Irene LANKFORD / LANKFARD.
 
In Memory of Lawrence "Larry" CANFIELD. He was born  on June 19, 1961.
He was the husband of T.J. (BLAKLEY) CANFIELD. Branch Leo and Mary.

 In Memory of Grace Lee (SMITH) LANKFORD He passed June 20, 1941.
She was the wife of Robert Lewis LANKFARD Sr. son of Leo and  Mary.

In Memory of Louis Edward MADISON He passed in 1963.
He was the son of William E. MADISON and Lula M.( LANKFORD) MADISON.
 
In Memory of William W. FARMER Jr. He was born on June 24, 1906.
He was the husband of Leola (LANKFORD) FARMER. Branch: Leo and Mary
 
Leola (LANKFORD) FARMER. She was born on June 25, 1915.
She was the daughter of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

In Memory of Adlene H. LANKFORD She passed on June 26, 1931.
She was the daughter of Louis Adward LANKFORD and Sarah E. (WRIGHT) LANKFORD.

June In Remembrance: Some Descendants of Isaac and Frances: Branch of Louis And Mary Ann DADE

 
Descendants of Louis Newton DADE and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE

In Memory of William NICKERSON. He was born on June 4, 1891.
He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (DADE) NICKERSON: Branch of Den and Etta DADE

In Memory of Lillian Virginia (WASHINGTON) DADE. She was born June 7, 1888. She was the wife of Roy DADE: Branch  of Mary Bell DADE.

In Memory of John Wesley DADE. He passed on June 9, 1918.
He was the son of Louis and Mary Ann.

In Memory of Mary Julia COLLINS. She passed on June 14, 1946. She was the daughter of  Melvin and Julia COLLINS: Branch of Margaret / Maggie DADE BROWN.

In Memory of Noah "Dennie" Den DADE. He was born on June 26, 1880.
He was the son of Louis  and Mary Ann.
In  Remembrance Of Birthdays and Deaths:
Family Connections
Thanks for Reading.
God bless you
S.A. Blakley