Monday, June 20, 2016

Family Connections: Wishing All A Great Summer!

Greetings! Welcome to Summer!
It's official! Enjoy the season.
Hope all will have a wonderful Summer.
Blessings to you on your journey.
May you create good memories.

Amen!
Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley 

Making More Discoveries On The World Wide Web: My Family Connections

Ever since I made the connection with the internet, I started searching for the things I like. I grow in understanding some things. I was drawn to know more about my family history.

In the beginning as I keep finding things on my family history, I was led to a website. At first, I didn't want to try it. But, I decided take a step to further my research.

I became a member of  Ancestry.com on June 20, 2007. They offered a 14 day trail run. I went for it. And I got hooked.

I was on this site every day. I  began to find more on my family tree. Through the years, I built my family connections. I continue to search and find new clues.

I know it costs to be on ancestry.com. If you're wanting to find your family connections, you have to pay for it. Also it's good to share what you know with others.

There are a lot of private family tree on ancestry.com. I'm thankful for the ones that are made public. There should be anything to hide when family members have gone on. That's public info.

I know that there are free website to search for family connections. I use them too. We need a variety of sources to make our family history complete.  We need people to share what they know.

May we not be afraid to share what we know about our family connections.
May we build our family history.
May we persevere what we know about our ancestors for future generations.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thinking About My Great Grandmother Anna Walters

My Great Grandmother Anna Laura (Washington) Allen Walters was born on June 13, 1867 in St. Joseph, Missouri.  She was the daughter of  former slaves, William / John Washington and Susan (Leach) Washington. Anna was the widow of William / Robert Allen and Thornton Walters. She was the mother of Mary (Allen) Lankford / Lankfard, Mary / Bonita (Walters) Nelson and Joseph Walters.

It’s been a challenge to discover info on Anna’s parents, siblings and relatives. According to Anna’s obituary she had cousins. I continue to search for leads.  I haven’t gotten far.

I’m assuming Anna’s cousins were on her father’s side. I came across many Washingtons in the city where they lived during the 1870’s to 1920’s. It’s hard to figure out who was related.

It’s strange how things come about in life. If we don’t keep in touch, we can lose track of relatives.  If we don’t tell others that we are related, we will never know. It’s good to keep know and keep in contact with relatives.

It’s good to pass on info on who’s who in the family. Things can get lost through the generations. I’m finding out that the DNA testing is a good source to use. I’m finding relatives that way too. I pray that others will make some connections.

I’ve notice that while searching for my ancestors, it has opening me up. It makes me what to know more. I can think about them.  I wonder what happened to them. Where they did ended up?  Did they have off springs.

May we continue to have some wonder about our ancestors.
May we see the good in life as we grow in wisdom.
Amen!

Thanks for reading.
Susan

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June In Remembrance: DADE Family Connections

In  Remembrance Of Birthdays and Deaths: Family Connections

Here are June In Remembrance: Blakey / Blakley / WHITE Family Connections
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In June of 1967 ~ Louis Adward "Add" Lankford passed.
He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (Dade) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

In June of 1976 ~ William Henry "Bud" COBY passed.
He was the husband of  Florence (HENDRED) COBY AMBER.

 On June 2
Mindolyn (TATE) CLAY passed in 1949.
She was the daughter of Edgar TATE and Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE

Russell T. HENDRED passed in 1995.
He was the son of Isaac HENDRED and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDERED.

 
Terry TOLLIVER passed in 1996.
Terry was the son of Roberta (LANKFORD) TOLLIVER HILL KEELING.
Terry changed his name to Ziyyad Ali

On June 4
William NICKERSON was born in 1891.
He was the husband of Elizabeth J. DADE NICKERSON.

Lankford NICKERSON passed in 1976.
He was the son of Ezekiel W. NICKERSON and Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.


On June 6
Baby Lula B. passed in 1947.
She was the daughter of D.W and L M. LANKFORD BLAKLEY

Anthony E. HENDRED passed in 2005.
He was the son of Durwood D. HENDRED. Anthony was the husband of Betty Ann Wilkinson


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

On Jun 7
Gary Lee LANKFORD ( Ghalee Askia Muhammad) passed in 1997. He was the son of Leo "Sam" LANKFORD Jr. and Lois (STEWART) LANKFORD HILL.

On June 8
Frances WASHINGTON passed in 1884.
She was the daughter of David WASHINGTON Sr. and  Louisa Jane "Janie" (DADE) WASHINGTON

On June 9
Anthony  Eugene HENDRED Sr. was born in 1918.
He was the son of Durwood D. HEMDRED. Anthony was the husband of Betty Ann Wilkinson

John Wesley DADE passed 1918.
He was the son of Louis Newton DADE and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE

Maxine Louise (HENDRED) CRAYTON passed in 2002.
She was the daughter of Isaac  HENDRED and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDERD.

On June 10
Hattie Mc DANIEL was born in 1895.
She was the wife of Nym LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

Carolyn (HENDRED) AKERS was born in 1915.
She was the daughter of Isaac HENDRED and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDRED

June 11
Margaret (FLOYD) BLAKLEY was born in 1947.
She was the wife of R. C. BLAKLEY.

On June 12
Ralph Cecil CLAY passed in 2001.
He was the husband of Doris  Ivy (MANLEY) CLAY.

On June 13
Durwood D.  HENDRICKS Sr was born in 1945.
He was the son of Mildred CORNER COTTON and Durwood D. HENDREDS

On June 14
Nettie Ellen COBY was born in 1914.
She was the daughter of William "Bud" COBY and Florence (HENDRED) COBY AMBERS.

Lewis Edgar TATE was born in 1939.
He was the son of Edgar TATE and Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE.

On June 15
Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE was born in 1908. 
She was the daughter of Rosa "Rosie" WASHINTON and George HAZELWOOD.

Roberta Louise (LANKFORD) HILL - KEELING born in 1941.
She was the daughter of  Robert L. LANKFARD Sr and Grace Lee (SMITH) LANKFARD.

On June 16
 Addison "Ad" LANKFORD passed in 1979. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

On June 17
James Adam BAILEY was born in 1922.
He was the husband of Zella B. (HENDREDS) BAILEY.

Daniel "Pete" LANKFORD was born in 1941.
He was the son of Sarah Bell LANKFORD JOHNSON and Alie J. JOHNSON.


On June 19
Lawrence "Larry" CANFIELD was born in 1961.
He was the husband of T.J. BLAKLEY CANFIELD.

 
On June 20
 Grace Lee (SMITH) LANKFORD passed in 1941.
She was the wife of Robert L. LANKFARD Sr. son of Leo and  Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

Louis Edward MADISON passed away in 1963.
He was the son of William E. MADISON and Lula M.( LANKFORD) MADISON.
 

On June 24
William W. FARMER Jr. was born in 1906.
He was the husband of Leola (LANKFORD) FARMER.


On June 25
Leola (LANKFORD) FARMER was born in 1915.
She was the daughter of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

Ardell Jack WILLIAMS passed away in 1983.
He was the husband of Haddie Lu (MANLEY) WILLAMS.

On June 26
Noah "Dennie" Den DADE was born in 1880.
He was the son of Louis Newton DADE and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE

Adlene H. LANKFORD passed away in 1931.
She was the daughter of Louis Adward LANKFORD and Sarah E. (WRIGHT) LANKFORD.
 

June ~ In Remembrance: Bartlett Family Connections

In  Remembrance Of Birthdays and Deaths: Family Connections


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

June 11
Margaret (FLOYD) BLAKLEY was born in 1947. She was the wife of Richard

 
On June 16
William YOUNGER passed away in 1941. He was the husband of M PEYTON YOUNGER MILLER.
 
On June 17
Dr Wade Hampton PEYTON Jr. was born in 1885. He was the son of Wade H. PEYTON and Sallie (BARTLETT) PEYTON.

On June 19
Lawrence "Larry" CANFIELD was born in 1961. He was the husband of Tayna J. (BLAKLEY) CANFIELD. Great Granddaughter of  Jennie BARTLETT BLALEY LYLE.

 
On June 21
John BLAKEY and his twin Andrew BLAKEY were born in 1871. John BLAKEY BLAKLEY was the husband of Jennie (BARTLETT) BLALEY LYLE.

On June 24
Paul BLAKLEY was born in 1907. He was the son of John BLAKEY  BLAKLEY and Jennie Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Searching For My Family Connections: DNA Matches ~ Hoping to find more relatives

I'm still on my journey's quest to find out more on my family history. I've been coming across more clues last week. I've been looking into DNA matches.

I did my DNA testing a few years ago.  I was curious to find out what ethnicity region my ancestors came from. I was surprised by my results. I'm 24% European.

I've found about 10 searchers who matched my DNA. I've found a common relative on their family tree. I'm going through others who has some kind of match with me. I made a discovery on my LANKFORD / LANKFARD - NICKERSON Family Connections last week. I have more relatives living in California.

I don't understand the DNA make up. I don't know how to read the data. I have found a cousin who does. She said that we are related. We don't know which branch. I hope we find that family connections.

It's interesting to come across relatives in the way of DNA. It's a challenge, when we don't know the missing pieces to make the connections. I have some missing info on some of my ancestors.  I hope to find relatives to fill in the missing pieces. I hope I can fill in theirs. All it takes, is a name, a place and a date to make that family connections.

I've been looking for descendants of my Great Aunt Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON. She married Ezekiel Watson NICKERSON in Denver Colorado in 1920 . They had about 9 or 10 children. I come across info on majority of the children. I'm still searching for info on siblings Robert Eugene NICKERSON and Lydia / Leona NICKERSON. 

I've come across some of Nathan Welcome NICKERSON (1921 - 2007) descendants. Recently, I came across some info and descendants of Betina "Betty" (NICKERSON) SIMS YOUNG (1926 - 2012). I've located some descendants.

It's been a challenge finding what I have. I'm thankful that others are searching as well. I know I couldn't have seen the family connections without the help of others. Thank You, Jesus!

May we believe that we can find our long-lost relatives.
May those who what to know their family history, search for it.
May we remember that we all are the descendants of Adam and Eve.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Remembrance: The Washingon Walters Family Connections

 Here are some on my mother's mom's side
 

May of 1842  ~  John/ William WASHINGTON was believed to have been born.
He was the husband of Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON and Maliah (HILL) WASHINGTON.

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On May 1  ~ Joseph WALTERS was born in 1891. He was the son of Thornton WALTERS and Anna Laura WASHINGTON ALLEN WALTERS.

May In Remembrance: The DADE Family Connections


 Remembering BirthDays and DeathDates: Family Connections: In May

 
May of 1847  ~  Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE was believed to have been born.
She was the wife of Louis Newton DADE.

May of 1882 ~  Rosa May (CARTER) HENDRED was believed to have been born.
She was the wife of Lewis / Isaac HENDRED.
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On May 3 ~ Artie W. MANLEY passed in 2000.

On May 4 ~ Nesbeth Inez (HENDRED) REYNOLDS passed in 2013.

On May 7 ~  Goldie DADE was born in 1884.

On May 7 ~  Lloyd Melton DADE was born in 1916.

On May 7  ~  Lula M. BLAKLEY was born in 1947.

 

On May 9   ~ Sarah Bell (LANKFORD) JOHSON passed in 1995. She was the daughter of Leo Sr. and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD. She was married to Rev Aile J. JOHNSON.   


On May 13 ~ Ruby Bee (MANLEY) CLAY passed in 2013.

On May 13  ~ Hazel Catherine (DADE) KING passed in 1990.
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On May 18  ~ Mindolyn (TATE) CLAY born in 1931.

On May 19  ~
Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON- HILL passed in 1960.

On May 19  ~ Comezell Z. WALKER Sr. passed in 1964

 On May 19 ~ Leo "Sam" LANKFORD Jr. passed in 1964

On May 19  ~ Floyd HENDRED passed in 1981.

On May 20  ~ Leahy L. CRAYTON was born 1911.

On May 20 ~ Lula N. MADISON was born in 1916.

On May 23  ~ A still born child of Robert and Charotta (DADE) LANKFORD in 1893

On May 23 ~ Geraldine M. (OVERTON) HENDREND was born in 1923.

On May 25  ~ Thelma Rowen (LANKFORD) JACKSON passed in 1961.

On May 26 ~ Christina JOHNSON passed in 1985. She was the daughter of The Rev. Alie J. JOHNSON and Sarah Belle (LANKFORD) JOHNSON.

On May 28 ~ Doris Ivy (MANLEY) CLAY born in 1920. She was the daughter of William Arthur MANLEY and Luella (HENDRED) MANLEY.

On May 28  ~ Zella B. (HENDREDS) BAILEY  passed in 1958. She was the daughter of George Edward HENDREDS and Anna Rena ROBINSON HENDREDS.

On May 30 ~  Leo LANKFORD Sr. was born in 1884. He was the son of Robert L. and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On May 30 ~    Melvin Milford "Trix" COLLINS was born in 1907.  He was the husband of Julia Mary BROWN COLLINS. ~ The Louis Newton DADE and Mary Ann VENOY DADE Family Connections

May In Remembrance: The Bartlett Family Connections

Welcome To The Month Of May!Hope you have a great month!
Blessings
S.A.Blakley

Remembering Birth Days and Death Dates: Family Connections: In May

Click for the Blakey / Blakley WHITE Family Connections list

  
May of 1883 ~  Jennie (BARTLET) BLAKLEY LYLE was believed to have been born. She was the daughter of Elias and Harriett (BUFFINGTO ) BARTLETT

  On May 1Paul BARTLETT was born in 1893.  He was the son of   Elias and Harriett (BUFFINGTON) BARTLETT

On May 1 ~  Bonnie RICHARDSON was born in 1949. She was the daughter of Eugene Thomas RICHARSON and Mary Jane (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON.

On May 7  ~  Baby Lula M. BLAKLEY was born in 1947.

On May 10 Mary Kaye (RICHARDSON) CUNINGHAM passed  in 2003. She was the daughter of Eugene Thomas RICHARSON and Mary Jane (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON.

On May 13Thomas Sarah (PEYTON)  FLUDD ANDERSON was born in 1926.

On May 13 ~  Nejla LYLE was born in 1955.

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On May 21 ~ Mary Jane (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON passed in 2001. She was the daughter of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY Sr. and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE
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On May 28 ~ Harriet (HOOPER) BARTLETT passed in 1909. She was the wife of Elias BARTLETT Sr.

On May 30 ~ Paul BARTLETT passed in 1956. He was the son of   Elias and Harriett (HOOPER) BARTLETT