Saturday, October 2, 2010
Was Addison L. Lankford And Louis A. Lankford The Same Person?
Well, that mystery is solved! Louis and Add were the same person. Louis Adward Lankford went by Add Lankford. Add was his middle name or his nickname Add.
On ancestry.com, I had Louis Lankford and Add / Addison Lankford as two different people. I had to transfer what information I had on Addison to Louis' profile. It was a task to do but I got it done.
While I was doing my research, I never thought that Louis and Add were the same person. But as I was doing my research things didn't match up. Until I talked with my Aunt Josie. She said she hadn't heard of a Louis Lankford. For some reason Louis went by his middle name.
This was what didn't match of on my research. I found an Addison S. Lankford... Addison L. Lankford. This made me think about Louis A. Lankford.
I only found Add or Addie on the 1900 census. Addison S. or Addison L. was born about 1881. I've searched the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses.
Louis Addison born about Jan of 1882. I thought about some things after finding the 1900 census. The Lankford surname was spelled Sankford. What confusion.
All the L's were S's. Addison S. could have been Addison L. Lankford. That's when it hit me. Louis could have been his middle name.
The 1900 census states that Charlotta had 10 children. While the 1920 census appears that there were 11 children. Only 9 children were living in 1900. Jennie may have died before 1900. But there was a still born born in 1893.
The big question was
Was Addison L. and Louis A. Lankford the same person?
I though of things while on my search...Louis could have went by his middle name... Indeed Louis and Addison were the same person. I'm glad that the mystery was solved.
So, I though that I needed to write something about Uncle Louis life. He played profession baseball during the negro league in the early 1900's. He was married to Virgie. They had no children together. Louis had children by two other women. He was the father of 4. Louis passed away in June of 1967 in New York.
Staying On The Journey,
I have learned so things about searching. I begin to see if the person had a nickname. Or what was their middle names. I have discovered there were some who went by their middle names.