Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's Been A Year

I started this family history site a year ago on June 30, 2009. It's coming along OK. I've posted dated a lot of blogs through the year 2012. I'm working on 2013.

Most of what I have posted, I wrote before on another site. I post about 2 to 5 blogs a month. I never thought to have a site just for my family history information.

I'm glad that I started this site. I can return to my site and see what I have written. As I've been looking back over some things, I see that there were some ancestors that I have not written about.

I've been future posing all my blogs. This year's blogs for my family history are already set. This is a bonus blog. Just an update.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Back on This Day In 1871

On June 21, 1871 John BLAKEY and his twin brother Andrew BLAKEY were born to Isaac and Martha (SCOTT) BLAKEY in Woodville, MS. John passed away on July 10, 1918 in Yankton, SD. Andrew passed on as a child perhaps in MS.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Who Was Martha Scott Blakey?

There is little know about my Great Grandmother, Martha Scott. I've been searching for years for information about her. I think I can write something about her.

Martha Scott was born about 1847 in Mississippi. That's were she met my Great Grandpa, Isaac BLAKEY (1845-1917). That was about a year or so after they were married. They married about 1870 in Wilkinson County, MS.

Isaac and Martha had at least two sons. They were twin sons; John BLAKEY who was my Grandfather John BLAKEY (1871 - 1918). and Andrew BLAKEY (1871-1871). They were born on 21 June 1871 on Hew Davis Plantation, in Woodlong MS.

According to Isaac's pension records, Martha and Andrew passed away. I can assume that Martha died after giving birth some time in June 1871. She would been about 23 or 24 years old. I'm not for sure when Andrew pass on.

I've searched the 1870 census for Mississippi. There is a Martha Scott in Wilkerson County MS. She was born about 1847.

I can use my imagination on how things could have been. But I have questions. Who were Martha's parents? Who were her siblings? How did Martha met Isaac?

Perhaps Great Grandma Martha was a slave on Hew Davis Plantation or worked there after slavery. Great Grandpa Isaac some how came to where Great Grandma Martha was. He was a MS. Union Private during the Civil War from 1863 -1866.

The questions and assumptions can go on and on. Even though I don't know much about my Great Grandma Martha, she was apart of my family lineage. I am one of her offspring.

May those who search for their ancestors continue on the journey. May what we don't know keep us to keep moving forward. May we see some kind of answers to the questions we seek some day in time. Amen.

While On The Journey
Who Was Martha Scott Blakey?

My Great Grandma Blakey
I believe that she believed upon Jesus.
And I will get to met her and all the rest.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Who Was William / John Washington?

What can I say about my 2nd Great Grandpa William / John Washington?

After doing some research, I've come up with some things about my mother's mother's mother's father, William. William Sr. was born around 1845 in MO. He was married first to a Susan Leach (1846 - ca1888.) They had 6 or 7 children.








I searched the city directions. I came up with John Washington living with an Amelia LABLES for a couple of years. Perhaps she could have been his mother. William and John Washington could have been the same person.

Than there was a Lillie LEWIS who lived with the Washingtons. She lived with them during the 1880's. She was believed to have been Susan's grand mother.

William or John Washington remarried in 1890 to a Maliah Hill Wynn. William was listed as George W. Washington in the 1900 census. I don't know if George could have been William's slave name. There was a John W. Washington listed on the 1920 census. He was listed as William Washington's son.

The year of William Washington Sr. death is unknown. I have search the MO death records online. I can assumed that he died after 1920. His second wife, Maliah died in 1921. John was still living.

Discoveries While On The Journey,
Who Was William / John Washington?

I don't know when he died.
I checked the MO death records.
There were some William Washington.
I don't know which one could have been my 2nd Great Grandfather.

William was the father of Anna Laura.
Anna was the mother of Mary Allen
Mary Allen was the mother of Lula Lankford.
Lula Lankford was my mother.