Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day To All! God Bless You!

My mother, Lula with her mother, Mary Anna.


I was looking at my mother’s family tree. I can trace my mother side back to 5 generations of mothers; to my mother’s 2nd Great Grandmother.

I’m Susan, on the 6th generation.
My mother Lula, the mother of 19
Her mother Mary Anna, the mother of 11
Her mother Anna Laura, the mother of 3
Her mother Susan who the mother of 6
Her mother Delilah, the mother of Susan.
Happy Mother’s Day to Mothers and Mother’s at Heart!
To You,
Great Grandmothers who are mothers, Grandmothers who are mothers, Mothers who are mothers, Aunts who are mothers, Sisters who are mothers, Daughters who are mothers. In Laws / Out Laws who are mothers, Cousins (girls) who are mothers,
Friends (girls) who are mothers. Spiritual-Mothers who are mothers,
First Lady’s of a church who are mothers, Mothers of the church who are mothers,
Those who are Foster mothers, Step mothers, Adopted mothers who are mothers,
Singled women who are mothers, Married women who are mothers,
Widows who are mothers, Mothers to be who are mothers,
Ladies who care for others, Mother figures, Big / Little Sisters: you are mothers too.
And to you Male-Guys who are NOT mothers…
Enjoy this MOTHER’s Day!

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

In Memory of Nymadula "Nym" Lankford / Lankfard

 Nymadula  "Nym" Lankfard
(1896- 1965)
Nymadual was the son of 
Robert Louis LANFORD and
He was born on February 29, 1896 in St. Joseph, MO.
 Nym worked as a labor and traveled. 

He was married to Hattie McDANIEL.
Nym was married to Irene GARHMAN.
They had two children.
Marjorie Lankford
Frederick N. Lankgford / Lankford
(1931- 1937)
Nym was also married to a Gertrude "Gertie" ?
Nym is believed to  have passed on May 5, 1965 in Manhattan , NY.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome To The Month Of May:

Welcome! Greeting to a new month!
May we discover more Family Connections.
I've been coming across more DNA cousins.
I'm excited that I'm making some process.

Happy Day!
Happy May Day!
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Graduation Day!
Happy Memorial Day!

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

The Bartlett Family Connections:
May In Remembrance

  In Memory of    Jennie (BARTLET) BLAKEY /  BLAKLEY LYLE. She was believed to have been born sometime in May of 1883. She was the daughter of Elias and Harriett  BARTLETT. She was the wife of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY Sr.

The Blakey Blakley WHITE Family Connections
May In Remembrance

Isaac BLAKEY In Memory of Isaac BLAKEY a.k.a Private Isaac BLAKER.
He was discharged from the army on May 13,  1866. 

Spencer WHITE
In Memory of  Spencer WHITE. He passed on May 15, 1929

Martha "Mattie" WHITE  In Memory of  Martha / Mattie WHITE.
She was believed to have been born sometime in May of 1862.

The DADE Family Connections:
May In Remembrance

April Blogs: #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Journaling

Cemetery During the 1990's, I was walking around Ashland cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri. I was searching for my ancestors. I'm thankful that I came across some of my relatives resting place. I found my Great Grandparents Robert and Charlotta (DADE) Lankfard's Tombstone

 Storms I couldn't find any storms on my family connections that I could write about. I can't think of anyone with a name with "storm" in nature. I was brainstorming on this topic.  What storms?

Taxes I haven't explored the taxes records on my ancestors. I don't know where to search. Someday, I will explore the taxes.

Maiden Aunt  I searched to see if I had any maiden Aunt who lived to be of age.  I had one aunt who died as a teenager. Other then that, I couldn't find any maiden Aunts to journal about.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Welcome to April And The Easter Season.!

Happy Easter!

I hope you enjoy the season.
Wishing all the best in the 2nd quarter of 2018.
I  hope you find some family connections.

The BARTLETT Family Connections: Here's the link April In Memory

In Memory of Elias W. BARTLETT Jr. He was born on April, 21, 1879 in Carrollton, Missouri. He was the son of Elias W. BARTLETT Sr. and Harriet C. (BUFFINGTON / HOOPER) BARTLETT.

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks

The Blakey / Blakley WHITE Family Connections: April  In Memory
 In Memory of Alberta (WHITE ) MORRIS. She was born on April 1, 1892 in Missouri. She was the daughter of Richard "Dick" WHITE and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE

In Memory of  Isaac BLAKEY. He passed on April 1, 1971 in Yankton, South Dakota. He was the son on Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY. Isaac was the husband of Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks
Where There's A Will

The DADE Family Connections: Here's the link April In Memory

 In Memory of  Louisa Jane "Janie" (DADE) WASHINGTON  She passed on April 21, 1910 in Lewis County Missouri. She was the daughter of Isaac and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE. Louisa was the wife of David WASHINGTON Sr.

 In Memory of   Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD  She passed on April 3 1924  in New York. She was the daughter of Isaac DADE and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE. She was the wife of Robert Louis LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks:
Strong Woman My mother, Lula.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Misfortune #52Ancestors 52 Weeks

As I went through my family connection list, I was thinking about my relatives.  I saw so much sadness.  May the LORD guide us through our misfortunes. Amen. This blog is in memory of some who passed to soon and those who had to live through their suffering.

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

We all have misfortune in our family lineage. Relatives died too soon. People separate / divided through divorce or whatever, encounters with the law. There are children who were born with a disability and some relatives who became disabled, relatives losing apart of their body parts or were injured. 

Sickness comes. It's having to live life with something missing or having to suffer through the pain....There are some who have taken their own lives and some didn't have a chance to live at birth.

The daughter of Charlotta DADE LANKFORD / LANKFARD, May 23,1893

The daughter of Jennie BARTLETT BLAKLEY LYLE, daughter in Nov 10, 1902
Jennie had 7 other children died under the age of one.

Troy BLAKEY on March 25, 1978.
Son of Leroy and Lavonne (HOFFMAN) BLAKEY

Mother's Dying after giving birth.
Martha (SCOTT) BLAKEY ( 1847 - 1871)

Isabella V. (LANKFORD) Nickerson (1899 - 1938)

Children Dying too youngThe Children of Rachel (JACKSON) LEPHRIDGE BLAKEY:
She lost 6 children out of 18.

The two sons of Martha (BLAKEY) HAYES.
Died to the flu epidemic 1917 - 1919
Martha died in 1918.

The children of Julia Mary (BROWN) COLLINS:
 She  lost 4 children who were less than a year old

The children of Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.
She gave birth to twins. She died along with a twin who was buried in the same coffin.
She  had a son, Freddie NICKERSON who passed at passed young.

The Infant children of Mary (KINNEY) BLAKEY 
The Infant children of Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY
Junika Jewel BLAKEY passed in 1988 less than 2 months old.
The daughter of Jerry and  Jacqueline BLAKEY

Accidental Drowning
James A. Washington (1983 -1889)
He was swimming and had a cramp.

Virgil Lewis KING (1928 - 1941) drowned in a pit of water
Son of Barney and Hazel DADE King

Accidental Death
Bonnie Jean RICHARDSON (1949 -1968) Electrocuted while taking a bath.

Automobile accidents
Virgil Blakey (1916 - 1933) He was crushed again a house by a truck loaded with wood.

Frederick N. LANGFORD / LANKFARD (1931 - 1937) He died due to an accident.

James WESTON (1926 - 1949) He was killed in an automobile accident.

Christina Marie JOHNSON (1958 - 1985) She was killed due to an accident

Pamela Kaye STOCK (1964 - 1994) She was killed by head on collision.

Robert Jerome HEMSLEY Jr. (1987 - 2013) He was killed by a hit run driver.


Archie Blakey (1904 -1943)
He seriously burned while cleaning spark pugs with gasoline.
He passed six months later in the hospital.

Gertrude MOORE MADISON (1922 - 1943)
Her clothing caught on fire in her home while she was preparing breakfast.

Michael Lee BLAKEY (1951 - 1957)
He died due to a house fire.

Died while serving in the military

Michael Archie BLAKEY  (1949 - 1969)
He died from wounds during the Vietnam War

Frederick William LANKFORD (1930 - 1952)
He drowned during the Korean War


Leroy E BLAKEY (1919 -1959) His body found in the river.

George BLAKEY (1911 - 1964)  He was shot to death.

Linda A. BLAKEY (1954 - 1990) She was murdered in a parking lot.

Patrick WHITE (1882 - 1906) He was in a fight.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March In Remembrance: Family Connections

Welcome to The Month of March!
 I hope you explore and discover more family connections.

The BARTLETT Family Connections The link to the March In Remembrance

In Memory of Juanita / Wauneta (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG  She passed on  March 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was the daughter of Elias W. BARTLETT Sr. and Harriett (HOOPER) BARTLETT.

The BLAKEY BLAKLEY WHITE Family Connections
The Link to the March In Remembrance

In Memory of "Baby Boy" BLAKLEY
The 100th Year since his death March  9, 1918

I was thinking about the article: "Slavery Descendants to Have First Reunion:  The Article in 12 Blogs As I re read some what I wrote 5 years ago, I wondered if there is more in this article? I
will search it out.
The DADE Family Connections

The Link to the March In Remembrance

In Memory of Mary Virginia (LANKFORD) THOMAS.
The 100th year since her birth. She passed on March 21, 1990.
The daughter of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

In Remembrance: In Memory William ALLEN married Miss Anna Laura WASHINGTON on  March 6, 1889.

I haven't found any record of the birth or death of
 Mary / Bonita WALTERS NELSON.
She was the daughter of Thornton WALTERS

Happy Spring!
Spring begins on March 20, 2018 at 11:15 am CST

Holy Week brings on  March 25 - 31, 2018

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

In Memory of Mary Viriginia Lankford Thomas On Her 100th Year of Her Birth

1918 - 1990

Mary Virginia "Jennie" Lankford Thomas
Mary was the daughter of Leo and Mary Anna (Allen) Lankford / Lankfard.
Mary "Jennie" was the wife of Milton Vernon Thomas.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Common Names On The Family Tree ~ Favorite Names #52Ancestors

Over the coarse of my family history journey, I've seen a lot of common names and same name relatives. Some of my relatives went by their middle names. I can see why. There had to be nicknames. It would be a lot of confusion if there weren't.

Here are some of the common names that I came across. First and middle names...Mary, Jane, David, William, Isaac, Margaret, Michael, Robert, Louis, Paul, Andrew, Anna, Alice, Laura, Julia, Spencer, John, Richard, Leo, James, Sarah, Frederick or Fred.

There are some unique names for today. There are some I can't spell. Parents are creative in choosing names for their children.

Here were some unique names back in the old days. There were Charity, Lawhorn, Beecher, Nymadula "Nym", Oressica, Mone, Aile, Orbrey, Elias, Quitman, Ledrew, Lelia, Rubenia, Pleas, Inez, Cass, Meta, Nejla, and Zenolia to name a few. 

Also I've noted that there were large families.
Some of the children were named after their parents or other relatives.

The large families included
Isaac BLAKEY with 20 or so children.
Frances (OVINGTION) DADE with 14 children
Julia WHITE with 12 or 13 children
Richard WHITE with 12 children
Another Isaac BLAKEY with 11 children
Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD with 11 children
Louis Newton DADE with 8 children,
my parents with 19.

 I've come across first names that were male but, were females. Cecil BLAKLEY and Thomas PEYTON. Thomas Sarah (PEYTON) ANDERSON passed in 2013.

I thought that the common names were interesting. I have a lot of people on my family tree. I don't know how I can remember all the names. Especially, the ones I don't know much about. It's hard to keep track.

I continue to search and find more unique things on the family tree. I believe that there are more unique names. I hope to discover them along the journey.

Thank God that our parents gave us our names.
I'm thankful for my name, Susan.
I have a 2nd Great Grandmother named Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON.

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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sharing Some of My Family History

Welcome to February!

I've been posting ancestors stories on my ancestors each week.
It's a challenge of 52 ancestors for 52 weeks.
February starts the 6th week.
The Family Connections Branches are listed below.
In Memory of The BARTLETT Family Connections
For February: In Remembrance....

I posted a story on Hannah Hooper
She's The Oldest Ancestor On My Familty Tree

In Memory of The Blakey Blakley WHITE Family Connections
For February: In Remembrance....

I posted a story on Isaac Blakey. Here's the site.
In Memory of The DADE Family Connections:
Some of the Descendants of Isaac DADE and Frances (OVINTON) DADE.

 I posted In Memory of Charlotta Dade Lankford /Lankfard
One of my "Favorite Photos."
In Memory of The WASHINGTON Allen Walters Family Connections
For February: In Remembrance....

I posted ~ In Memory of Mrs. Susan LEACH WASHINGTON.
 Susan was the first wife of William Washington.
Have a Wonderful Month!
Thanks for reading
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley