Monday, August 1, 2016

August In Remembrance: The WASHINGTON / WALTERS Family Connections

 In Remembrance of Birth Days and Death Dates: Family Connections

In August of 1859 ~  John / William WASHINGTON Jr was believed to have been born. He was the son of William / John WASHINGTON.

In August of 1869 ~ Nannie WASHINGTON was believed to have been born. She was the daughter of  John /William WASHINGTON and Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON
  
On August 25 ~ John C. NELSON was born in 1907.
He was the grandson of Anna (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS

August In Remembrance: The DADE Family Connections

 
In Remembrance of Birth Days and Death Dates: DADE Family Connections

  
On August 2 ~ Japlin DADE was born in 1866.
He was the son of Louis Newton DADE and Mary (VENOY) DADE.

 On August 5  ~ Robert Lee DADE was born in 1917. He was the son of Den "Dennie" DADE and Louetta / Etta (ROBINSON) DADE.

On August 6 ~  Maxine Louise (HENDRED) CRAYTON was born in 1916. She was the wife of Leahy L. "Lee" CRAYTON

On August 8 ~  William  Charles "Willie" HENDRED was born in 1890. He was the son of  George HENDRED and Ellen (LOVE / WASHINGTON) HENDRED

On August 11 ~ Otto S. CLAY passed on in 1979.
He was the husband of Ruby Dee (MANLEY) CLAY.

On August 12 ~  Robert Lee DADE passed on August 12, 1982.

On August 12Manfrerd HENDERED passed on in 2002.
He was the son of Isaac and Elise (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

 On August 18 ~ Betty Lou (HENDRED) EWING passed on in 2004.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Elise (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

On August 19  ~ Artie William MANLEY and Archie MANLEY were born in 1911.
They were the twin sons of William Arthur "Doc" MANLEY and Luella (HENDRED) MANLEY

On August 19 ~ Mary (VERNOY) DADE passed on in 1915.
She was the wife of Louis Newton DADE.

On August 20 ~ Unnamed DADE born in 1911. 

 On August 22 ~ Unnamed DADE passed on in 1911.

 On August 28 ~ Horace W. HENDRED born 1922.
He was the son of Isaac and Elise (MASHALL) HENDRED.

 On August 26 ~ Betina "Betty" NICKERSON was born in 1926.
She was the daughter of Ezekiel and Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.

On August 30 ~ Comezell WALKER Sr. was born in 1922.
He was the husband of J. L. (LANKFORD) WALKER WILSON

August In Remembrance: The BARTLETT Family Connections

 
In Remembrance of Birth Days and Death Dates: Family Connections


On August 28 ~ Charles BARTLETT was born in 1866.
He was the son of Elias W. BARTLETT Sr.

On August 29 ~ Katherine A. "Katie" (ROBINSON) PEYTON was born in 1902.
She was the wife of Dr. Wade H. PEYTON Jr.

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Thanks For Reading Family Connections: Found More Connections

Welcome to August! 
I've found so much family history, I can't keep up on what I have discovered.
I know I can't share everything. Thanks to all who read Family Connections.

Wishing you all the best for all in the month of August. Happy Birthday!
Happy Anniversary! Happy Day to Y'all. Celebrate Life! God bless you.

Thanks for reading!
The BARTLETT Family Connections
The Blakey Blakley WHITE Family Connections
The DADE Family Connections
The WASHINGTON ALLEN WALTERS Family Connections.
S. A. Blakley

Thursday, July 28, 2016

John And Jennie (Bartlett) Blakley: The Two Became One: But, What Were Their Surnames When They married?

My father's parents, John and Jennie Blakley were married on July 28, 1902 in Excelsior Springs, Clay County in Missouri. However, it wasn't until the latter part of May of 2009 when I solved this family mystery. But, once I stumbled across this info, it led me to more questions.

I always thought that my Grandpa John's surname was BLAKLEY.  But, through the years, I found out it was BLAKEY. However, on the marriage record it was spelled BLAKYE. As for my Grandma Jennie, her surname was BARTLETT, but it was spelled BARTEL on the record.  I could assume that the E and the Y were turned around for BLAKEY. But for Bartel, it makes me wonder.

According to this record, John was from Carrolton, Carroll County Missouri. Jennie was listed from St. Joseph, Buchanan County Missouri. I can assume that John married with the Blakey surname. But, the mystery remains. Why did John change his name to BLAKLEY?

I searched the birth records of the BLAKLEY or BLAKEY children born in St. Joseph MO. Out of all the children listed there were two with the BLAKEY surname and the others were BLAKLEY. The surname was changed after John and Jennie married July of 1902. I can't pin point the year.

As for the BLAKLEY surname: The story goes that there were a lot of John BLAKEYs relatives. Perhaps there was confusion and was one of the reason why my Grandfather John changed his last name. John's descendants carried the surname of BLAKLEY.

Whatever the case may have been, the surname was changed from Blakey to Blakley. My father and his siblings were taught to spell our surname the way I spell mine. My name has been established. I have no reason to change the spelling now.

But, still I wonder about my Grandma Jennie's surname on the marriage license. Could the family surname had been Bartle? Or was it changed to Bartlett?  This marriage record was the only record with that spelling. This remains a mystery.

My Grandfather full name was John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY Sr.  When he passed in 1918, his siblings recorded John's surname as BLAKEY. My Grandmother's full name was Jennie BARTLETT  BLAKEY / BLAKLEY LYLE. She passed with the surname LYLE.

Thanks for reading.
God Bless you.
Susan

Friday, July 1, 2016

July In Remembrance: The Bartlett Family Connections

 In Remembrance Birth Days and Deaths: In Family History
 
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On July 3 ~
Dorothy LYLE  passed  in 1920. She was the daughter of Chilton LYLE and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE


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


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

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


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

On July 25 ~
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: The DADE Family Connections


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

In Remembrance Birth Days and Deaths: In Family History


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

 
On July 1 ~
Louette "Etta (ROBINSON) DADE was passed in 1920. She was the wife of Nora Den DADE.


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

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


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


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


On July 10 ~
Mary Ann (BROWN) WASHINGTON passed in 1939. She was the wife of Isaac C. WASHINGTON.
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On July 13 ~
Robert L. LANKFARD was born in 1911. He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.


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

 
On July 17 ~
Rosa / Rose WASHINGTON was born in 1879. She was the daughter of Isaac WASHINGTON and Mary Ann (BROWN) WASHINGTON.
 
On July 17 ~
Ed "Eddie" Lewis  HILL passed in 1948. He was the husband of Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON HILL

On July 17 ~
Horace W. HENDRED passed in 1954. He was the son of Isaac HENDRED and Elise (MARSHALL) HENDRED.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Family Connections' 7th Anniversary: Journey Continues

What was the first title of my first blog on Family Connections? It was In the beginning . I've come a long way since my first post.  Indeed, I have.

I think, I've discovered more than I thought I would over the 7 years. This month alone, I came across some interesting things. I can't share them all. But, I plan to blog on some of things I've stumbled upon.

I've made some changes over the years. I had to divided how I posted my family connections. I've found so many people to add to my family tree. I thought, if others in my family are searching, they wouldn't know which family was which.

If you think about it. we have some much in our family history. We can only share what we think is interesting. Everything that we discover has some value in itself. We have to realize that.

Each one of us have stories to tell and stories to share. Yes we can omit what we don't what others to know about. Or we can share what we know, in a way that it can bring more beauty to our family history. 

I've come across information. I'm wondering, how I should share.  All families have their pain and struggles. Everything that our ancestors and relatives went through is important. They were humans too. We can only imagine how they have lived.

I know that there are things that shouldn't be told. It's a matter of personal taste, timing to release confidential info. Especially for those who are still living. We should respect others' privacy.

I've found some relatives through this blog and many on the world wide web.  I hope others will search for their long lost relatives too. I believe that there are many who are searching. I hope you make your family connections.

For those who are searching for your roots and family.
May you continue to keep searching.
May you believe that there is more out there.
May you learn to share what you have discovered with good judgment.
Amen!

The more you want to know, the more you will want to search.
I've been searching for over 40 years.
I'm making more discoveries as I keep searching.
I believe that there's more out there to be discovered.
Happy Searching!

Thanks for reading.
S.A.Blakley

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