Friday, July 3, 2015

A Brief History: Part 2 ~ The Lankfords / Lankfard Brothers

A Brief History: The LANKFORD / LANKFARD Family Connections


Three of The LANKFORD Brothers  lived in New York
around the late teens / 1920's and until their death
 
Louis "Add" Lankfard , Frederick "Fred" Lankfard and Nymadula "Nym" Lankfard
Brother, Charles Lankford came to New York don't know the year.
The brothers followed each other as they were on the R.R.
Note that Charles returned to Kansas City Missouri.

The only known photo of the brothers together.

The year when this photo was taken is not known.


The Lankfard Brothers
From left to right Leo, Nymadula and Charles.
Behind Leo, Frederick, Behind Nymadula, James, Behind Charles, Louis "Add".
The Other LANKFORD Siblings
in St. Joseph, Missouri and Denver, Colorado


Brothers, Leo and "Jim" James stayed in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Along with sister, Lula.
Sister, Anna Alice Smith lived in Denver, and Kansas City, Missouri.
She came back to St. Joseph, after her husband passed in 1948.

Isabella Nickerson and her family were the only ones who stayed in Denver, Colorado.
It wasn't until late 2014 when I made some connections with a descendant of Isabella.
They were searching for Isabella's family connections also.
They couldn't make the connections.

I'm continuing on the search to find other family connections
on the Robert and Charlotta Dade Lankford / Lankfard branch.


There has been so much new discoveries since...
I posted this original blog The Lankford / Lankfard Family on July 10, 2010.
 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Brief History: Part 1 ~ The Lankfard Sisters

A Brief History: The LANKFORD / LANKFARD Family Connections

 The Lankford Sisters 
The daughters of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

From left to right.

Anna Alice SMITH
Mrs. Christopher Columbus SMITH


Lula Mae Russell MADISON
Mrs. William Emmanuel MADISON Sr.


Isabella V. NICKERSON
Mrs. Ezekiel W. NICKERSON
There has been so much new discoveries since...
I posted this original blog The Lankford / Lankfard Family on July 10, 2010.
 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Making Some Progress

Welcome to the 2nd half of 2015!
Celebrating Family Connections' 6th Year

I'm making some progress on my Family Connections.
I've been searching for clues.
I'm not for sure on some things.
But, I have taken some notes.
Perhaps somewhere down the line I'll see something.

Hope you find some family connections.
I hoping to find more.

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

In Remembrance: In Family History July

Here's what I discovered in July of 2014

Continued to search on the LANKFORD / JOHNSON Family Connections
Wesley JOHNSON and Anna LANKFORD JOHNSON

Bert                          Richard
Sylvester                  Susan
Nellie                       Bridie
Virginia                    Edward
Lena                         Emma
                                 Mary
? Vernon                  Joseph


Searched Iowa newspapers
Vernon JOHNSON born 1878
He lived with R.L. LANKFORD in 1900

Sylvester JOHNSON
Virginia JOHNSON
Bert JOHNSON owned cleaner/ dryer

Found death announcement: card of thanks:
From children on Wesley Z. JOHNSON
April of 1920 Bert, Nellie and Mr. and Mrs Wilson

Blog Ideas:
R.L. LANKFARD Relatives
Sarah Anna LANKFORD JOHNSON

Searching on NICKERSON
Baby in same casket

Info on in newspaper
Bob HEYFORD: disturbing the peace
Pat WHITE and Andrew WHITE
Sid CASON in shooting crap

Iowa newspaper for Forest Green, Shannondale
Chariton newspaper

Thos WHITE
Moses WHITE
Edna BLAKEY MARION
Robert HEYFORD

Searching old newspaper on ancestry.com found info
Spencer BLAKEY
Le Roy BLAKEY
Mrs. Spencer BLAKEY
Virgil BLAKEY, killed in accident
Alma BLAKLEY

Notes: Forest Green
Edward HOUSTON
Ernest HAYES
Spencer WHITE
Pat WHITE

John M. BLAKEY owner
James JACKSON self defense
Oscar CRAIG, criminal case
Oscar married Rosa Lock

Alex MORRIS, photo crime in CA
Alex married Bertie WHITE in 1910
Alex was a witness to Francis GREEN house fire

Ernest WHITE?

Cousin Daniel William "Pete" LANKFORD passed on July 8, 2014
Mary JOHNSON passed on in 1889
Wesley JOHNSON: When did he pass? 1908 / 1920?
Anna JOHNSON was listed as a widow in 1908
Son, Bert JOHNSON was listed with her same address

Iowa Newspaper: Engagement Announcement 1915
Flora BENTLY and JORDAN BLAKEY

Ancestry.com Story
Anna / Sarah JOHNSON ~ 12 Children

Info on Robt / Robert, Bob HEYFORD; crime
Wm S. WHITE
Ollie CASON
George W. MOORE

Info
Dr. Wade H. PEYTON
Nebraska 1907
Tennessee in 1929
Married in 1905 St. Joseph, MO

Cousin, Pete's wake 6 - 8 PM
Attended  Pete's funeral 1PM on July 12, 2014

Found memorials on Find A Grave
Thomas TERRILL
Richard TERRILL
William TERRILL

Iowa paper
John/ Johnnie TYLER
TOLSON
married

Project: The Elias W. BARTLETT Family Connections

Bert JOHNSON    mu
Lena JOHNSON   mu

Sarah ? Anna LANKFORD JOHNSON passed between 1910 - 1920
Wesley JOHNSON passed on 28 March 1920
Info from cemetery records

Found Adline LANKFORD's birth record

LANKFORD Update
Anna LANKFORD JOHNSON
Similarity R. L. LANKFORD and Sarah Anna JOHNSON

Received in the mail:
Photo of siblings, Ad, and Lula, Alice LANKFORD.
Obituary of Melvin S. CROUTHER
Betty Lou MADISON CROUTHER's husband

City Directory
Earl and Myrtle PEYTON MILLER in Kansas in 1927

Found in newspaper:
Wade H. PEYTON and Anna L. WYNNE PEYTON
Discovered they married in St. Joseph, Missouri , 1905
Anna PEYTON passed on July 2, 1910 in Nebraska

Townsend WYNN lived in Atchison, Kansas.
He died between 1941 - 1957.
He married to a Louise WYNN

Worked on E.W. BARTLETT blogs

Myrtle PEYTON daughters: Gaynell and Uldene YOUNGER

? Townsend WYNNE in Neb 1913
? Callie WYNNE

Searched for
Gaynelle TAYLOR
Udlene DUKE

Added Charles BARTLETT's father, Elias BARTLETT on Find A Grave

Worked on Blogs: The BARTLETT Family Connections

1. Elias W. BARTLETT
    Mother of his children

2.  Sallie BARTLETT PEYTON

3.  Charles BARTLET
    Found James J. WESTON's tombstone info Ashland Cemetery

Worked on blogs

4. Lucy BARTLETT MOSSELL GROSS HORAN

Descendants of BARTLETT - PEYTON

Found more news clippings
Worked on In Family History: Jan - Dec
Found more in newspaper
Serna FARMER

Searched City Directors:
Leo LANKFORD:  2616 Locust 1918

? Keen LANKFORD lived in  KS / DEN / NEB 1910

Searching on BARTLETTS ? of related

William BARTLETT death record
William Jr. born 1879 died 1919
Harvey BARTLETT
Sanford BARTLETT married Mattie in Carrolton MO 1902
Susan  Belle JACKSON ?

NICKERSON  Family Connections
Bettie NICKERSON and Linwood MAHONEY

Added Memorial to Find A Grave
Spencer BLAKEY Jr.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In Remembrance Of Isaac Blakey (1845 - 1917 )

 Isaac Blakey (1845 - 1917 )
 a.ka. Private Isaac Blaker ~
MS Union Soldier ~ (1863 - 1866 ) 
 The day of Isaac Blakey's birth was unknown. The established date and year Isaac Blakey was June 30, 1847 in Fayette Missouri. According to Isaac's death record he was 72 years old. The year of his birth would have been 1845.


From Isaac Blakey's Pension Records

2015 marks the 170th year of Isaac Blakey birth in 1845. Isaac was a former slave from Missouri. He was the son of Andrew White and Julia Finney White from VA. Isaac was the only one in his family to carried the Blakey surname. His parents and siblings took the White surname.

The story has it, Isaac took the name BLAKEY surname from a billboard or a barber shop sign. Isaac was making his way down south to MS to join the Civil War on November 1, 1863. He served until May 13, 1866.

I'm not for sure were the BLAKER surname came from. Isaac stated that his name was Isaac Blakey on the pension records. That reminds a mystery.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Family Connections Surnames

Celebrating Family Connections' 6th Anniversary
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Total Page views since June 30, 2009 on my original Family Connections site at 5:00 pm was 35,856
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 I've covered a lot ground since June 30, 2009 on my family quest to know more about my family history. And I've made more new discoveries. I believe that there are more to discover a long the journey. Can't wait to find them.

In the past year, I've made a lot of breakthrough on my BARTLETT, BLAKEY / WHITE, HENDRED, DADE, LANKFORD / LANKFARD NICKERSON and possible other Family Connections. I have to go back and review what I have come across.

I've made a few contacts with relatives from this site since June 30, 2009. They have shared some of their family connections. I am so thankful that they found something about their ancestors. I'm thankful that there are more info available to the public. 

As I'm searching the records, I'm seeing more connections. There has been some remarkable finding on my journey.  I thank God for that.

There are some blogs that I'm working on... There are things I'm trying to piece together. I lack confirmation on some things. However, I've seen similarities in the findings.

Below is the list of Family Connections surnames.
There are more....

See any Family Connections?
Or can you add more?

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Bartlett - Blakley Connections
Lankford
SUGGS / Nelson
CAVE / Smith
Richardson
WILLIAMS / Hinch

 Allen - Lankford/ Lankfard Connections
Blakley
Smith
Blakey
Farmer
Washington
Thomas
Johnson
Steward
Weston
Walker
Wilson

Hooper - Bartlett Connections
Bartlett - Blakley/ Lyle
Bartlett - Armstrong / Hicks
Bartlett - Armstrong / Ellis /
Some In Laws Unknown

Blakley - Lyle Connections
Lyle - Strange
Lyle - Jones

Allen Washington/Walters Connections
Allen - Lankford
Walters - Nelson

Dade - Lankford:
In Law Connections
Madison
Whitney
Hills
Wright
Peterson
Allen
Smith
Hughes
McDaniels
Nickerson

Ovington - Dade Connections
Dade - Washington
Dade - Madison
Dade - Venoy / Adams
Dade - Lankford

Dade - (Love) Washington Connections
Washington - Hendred: In Laws Connections
Robinson
Selby
Carter
Marshall
Manley
Coby
Brown - Hendred Connections
Hendred In Law Connections
Hazelwood - Tate

Hendred - Madison

Scott - Blakey Connections
Blakey / Blakley

Lephridge - Blakey Connections:
In Laws : SOME SURNAMES UNKNOWN
Kinney
Williams
Fristoe
Lawrence
Holliday
Hayes
Hayes
Bentley
Jackson
Marion

White Connections: In Laws
Morris
Rucker - Craig
Guy
Tooley
Hill
Houston
Jones
Terrill
Winfrey
Jackson
Hayes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thoughts On What My Parents Shared With Me And Others

I love searching for my family history. I try to note things of interest while I'm searching. I've been trying to write down some things about my family history over the years.

I was looking through some of the notebooks. On Father's Day 2015, I was sharing some of my Family History notes from what my parents shared with me with two of my brothers. I discovered more about my Family Connections. 

I  might share some of what my parents shared with me on this site. I've noticed that I discovered more clues on my family history through my notes and from correspondences. I wrote some things that I forgot all about. Even people shared some things with me and I forgot.

I'm thankful that I took notes and saved old letters on my family history while I was younger. I didn't realize how valuable what my parents shared or what others shared with me back then. I think, I was so interested in what they were saying. I wanted to record and saved every thing I had.

I didn't know that what  was shared with me would be more useful now. It's like things are falling into place. I can only imagine. What more will I discover on my journey through my notes? Thank God for notes taking etc...

One thing I wish, I could have done; I wished that would have taken better notes. Or even yet, asked my parents and relatives more questions. I'm thankful for my parents that God blessed me with.  And for all who contacted me through my family connections.

I hope to update some of what I recorded in my notes. Better yet,  discover more from my siblings. There are some many stories in our lives. May we learn to share and pass along to the next generation. Amen.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Time

Welcome to the season of Summer.
The arrival time, 11:38 AM cst 

Wishing all the best of the season.
Blessings



Thanks for reading Family Connections
S.A. Blakley

In Remembrance of John Blakey / Blakley

John Blakey was born on June 21, 1871 in Woodville, Mississippi. John was the husband of  Jennie (Bartlett) Blakley Lyle.  John and Jennie changed their surname sometime after they married in 1902.

John passed on July 10, 1918 in a covered wagon in Yankton, South Dakota. He was the son of Isaac Blakey and Martha Scott Blakey. John was the twin of Andrew Blakey.

I was wondering; what my grandfather John Blakey / Blakley could have looked like? I wish that there was a photo of him.  I was told that John looked like his brother, Spencer.

I believe that a child can looked just like one of  their parents. I wonder which one of  the Blakley children did.  I see the resemblance in the siblings. Here are some photos of John's children by his wife, my grandmother Jennie.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley


John's and Jennie's son Pastor / Elder John Jr.



John's and Jennie's son Isaac
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John's and Jennie's daughter, Mary.

John's and Jennie's son Rev. O. Pierson 

John's and Jennie's daughter, Hazel.

John's and Jennie's son, Paul
John's and Jennie's son, Rev O. Pierson

 
John's and Jennie's, son David


My father and his Grandfather, Private Isaac Blakey who was John Blakey / Blakley's father.

Happy Father's Day

My father and my father's, father's , father, Private Isaac Blakey
  Happy Father's Day from Family Connections