Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Elias Bartlett Connections

The Elais Bartlett Connections

Very little is known of Elias W. Bartlett Sr. He was born in KY about 1822. He was probably born into slavery and brought to Missouri. He lived in Carrolton, Carol County in Missouri.

Elias and his family were listed on the 1870 and 1880 census in Carrollton, County.
His first wife was Rachel and his second wife was Harriett.

Rachel born about 1825 in MO. Very little is know about Rachel. Her maiden name unknown. Elias and Rachel believe to have had a slave marriage some time in the early 1850's.

Their children according to the 1870 census record listed estimate year of birth.
William 1852
Warren  1854
John      1855
Fanny    1859
Lena      1862
Harriett  1865
Charles  1866 - 1944
Sally      1866

Harriet Hooper
She was born in Sept 1849 and passed away on May 20 1909 in St. Joseph, Missouri
According to a census Elias and Harriet were married around 1875. They were married for 25 years. Harriet was widow on the 1900 census.

Harriet was listed on a census as having 7 children. One child was deceased by 1900

Information shows that there was daughter Sallie who had a daughter. The grand daughter was Myrtle Peyton. Myrtle married and had two daughters. Lucy E. Bartlett Mossell was mulatto was half sister to Harriet's children. Myrtle later divorce and remarried.

Harriet's other children: estimate year of birth
Elias Jr. 1879
Sam      1882
Jennie   1883            
Juanita  1891
Paul      1893

I don't know if Harriett was calming Lucy and the other child as her daughter. Lucy was Harriet's step daughter. Also I've noted that between the birth of Jennie and Juanita there was about a 9 years gap. Perhaps there were children born.

Elias Bartlett Sr. may have passed away about 1893 in Carrollton, Missouri. He was the father of about 13 or14 children.
Thanks for reading.
Hope to find more info on The Elais Bartlett Connections

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

May all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Remember, Thanksgiving is Everyday.
We all have something to be thankful for everyday.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mulattoes Relatives Born In Slavery

 I've been thinking about what I heard on Who Do You Think You Are? It's a T.V. series that aired in 2010 about searching for your ancestors. What caught my attention was some mulattoes born into slavery.

Most likely the mulattoes children were the offspring of the slave master. I see some mulattoes born in my family tree. It's on both my parents sides.

On the 1850 MO census, I found the person who owned my ancestors. Frances WHITE BLAKEY. She had slaves that matched the ages of my ancestors.

There was one male who was mulatto born in VA. Julia and Andrew WHITE came from VA. So did that one male slave. The other children where born in MO.

I have the names of Julia's children.
On the 1880 census, Julia had a granddaughter, named Rebeca. She was born in MO. Her parents were born in VA.

I can assume that that male born in VA could have been Julia's son. Some how Rebeca was listed with Julia on the 1880. The mystery of who Rebecca's father from Va was and who raise her is a mystery.

On my mother's side:
The story goes that Maime Morton was the slave owner's daughter. I haven't trace who her father was.

There were the WASHINGTONs; They listed as Black / White on a census.  I can't trace William / John's parents.

I've heard some Native American Indian on both sides of the family. It was by word of mouth. But it's believed it was so. The characteristic was there.

Thanks for reading.
My journey continues.
Hoping to add more names to the family tree.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

With Honor

Happy Veterans' Day!

Thanking God for the brave men and women who sacrifice their lives to service and protect the U.S.A. You are all heroes. Thank You! May God bless you.

As I've been searching the family history, I found more relatives who served in the U.S. Military. It's an honor to have and have had relatives to service for our country.
Here are some who have passed. Some are buried next to their spouse.
My Find A Grave Project

Below are a few names and websites about some relatives.There are some photos.

Civil War:
Isaac Blakey aka. Private Isaac BLAKER wounded in the war


WWII :  Faris Chilton LYLE

Koren War: Fredrick William LANKFORD Killed while serving.

Vietnam War: Michael Archie BLAKEY  Killed while serving.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

What About Aunts and Uncles By Marriage / Birth? Part 11 ~ Anna C. Lankford Blakley

Anna C. Lankford was my mother, Lula's sister.
Anna married my father, David's brother, Isaac Blakley
Anna C. Lankford Blakley

From left to right The Blakleys
 Richard Isaac Blakley
Anna C. Lankford Blakley
Isaac Blakley
Robert Blakley

From left to right. Mary Jane Blakley Richardson.
Middle Mary Allen Lankford
Anna C. Lankford Blakley
Mary Allen was Anna's mother.
Mary Jane was Anna'a sister in law.