Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In Family History: January Through December

I've been making a lot of wonderful discovering along the journey. 
I hope to post some of my findings in the years to come.

I thought of post the In Family History: January Through December.
I will update as new information comes along.

Family History January

Family History February

Family History March

Family History April

Family History May

Family History June

Family History July

 Family History August

 Family History September

 Family History October

 Family History November

 Family History December

Thanks for reading.

Hope you find what you're searching for.
Happy Hunting!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Discoveries: What To Share?

It's been a great year of exploring and discoveries on family connections. I found so much information. I'm still sorting through what I've stumbled across. I'm so thankful that the Lord allowed me to find what I did.  I believe that there is more to come.

I plan to blog on some of my discoveries in the years to come. I've been wondering what should I share? Or if I should some of the things, I know or even think about in the family history. I need wisdom on some things.

I don't know who is reading what I blog. I hope that there are some who are truly searching for their family connections. And that they are finding what they are searching for. God bless you.

I believe that there are relatives on family connections that are searching. They want to learn more. Then there are some who have a little information. But can't make the connection. They don't know where to search.

I came across a cousin, who's sibling was searching on their family lineage. This cousin stop searching because she felt unable to go any further. She couldn't find any thing. I believe God hears our heart. And that He wants those who seek to find and keep on seeking. Only if we keep seeking and seeking...

I pray that there are more relatives out there who have a desire to find more on their family connections. I pray that they don't to give up. But, to continue on searching wherever way they can. With what little info that is known, I believe in some cases, there is still hope to find something.

What we know is important to pass on to the next family historian or compiler on our family lineage. I don't know who will follow after me. I'm leaving what I have discover on websites and my personal journaling. May God bless whoever will continue the search.

I believe that there are things that we should just leave alone. Perhaps down the line it could be shared in the right timing. We need wisdom when releasing any info.

There are some things that people can't handle. They may feel embarrassed about what in the family history.  Remember, that we all are human. We have to forgive and let go of things. We make mistakes. We can learn from one another and what our ancestors did and didn't do. We can't change our family history. But, we can continue to be a blessing to the next generation.

May we learn to share what we know or heard on our family connections.
May the Lord grant us wisdom in how to share what we know.

About that cousin who gave up searching, she knows more about her family connections now.  I believe that God does answer prayer. So if you are searching, Keep on searching... Believe that there could be a breakthrough down the road. ~ I have had so many of them. What Great Joy that is to come across. Thank You, Jesus!

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas From Family Connections!
Happy Birthday Jesus!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Day Of 1917

The Christmas Day of 1917 was a sad day for the Blakey Family, relatives and friends. The family gathered together to bury their loved one. I don't know if there was an obituary of Isaac Blakey. He passed way on Dec 23, 1917. I have been searching for my his obituary.  (Isaac was my Great Grandpa.)

I don't know what the heading of Isaac's obituary could have been.
We can only imagine. Former MO Slave and Veteran During The Civil War Passes Away at 72. 
Here's my  version of an obituary in remembrance and honor of Isaac Blakey.

Private Isaac Blakey
1845 -1917
Isaac Blakey, a Civil War Veteran was laid to rest on Christmas Day 1917, two days after his passing. He had stories he shared of his freedom years from slavery and of his War time. He was born a slave until the early 1860's and became a free man for 54 years.  

Isaac Blakey was born into slavery in Fayette, Missouri. Isaac's date of birth was unknown. But his accepted birthday was on June 30, 1847. According to one of Isaac's former slave owner's, Isaac was born in the year 1845.

Isaac was born to the slave union of Andrew and Julia (Finney) White both from Virginia. Isaac was rise as a slave in Howard County Missouri. It was about the 1861 when Isaac and his mother were sold and they went south. Isaac then ran away to join the Civil War in Natchez, Mississippi.

It was on Nov 1, 1863, Isaac, at the age of about 16, enlisted as Private Isaac Blaker. He was stationed in MS Co H. Reg't 6, US Col'd Heavy Artillery MS. During the Spring on 1864, Isaac was accidently wounded to his leg. He was honorable discharged on May 13, 1866.

After the war, Isaac met Martha Scott from MS. They later married about 1870 in MS. They had twin sons born on June 21, 1871 in Woodville, MS. Martha and son Andrew passed in June of 1871. Isaac was left to raise his son, John.

Isaac met Rachael Lephridge. She was from MS. They later married on July 3, 1873. And to this union they had 18 children.

Isaac resided in Mississippi from about 1861 to 1878 - 1879. It was during sometime after the war he was trying to locate and reunite with family from MO. He located them and moved them back to MO.

Isaac returned to Missouri around the Spring of 1879. By 1880, he was living with his mother, Julia, some of his siblings and relatives in Chariton County. Isaac was a farmer. He was a deacon in the black First Baptist Church in Forest Green, MO. He was believe to have been of the faith.

In Isaac latter life, he became disable. He was unable to work due to his injury during the Civil War. He lived out his life in Chariton County Missouri.

Isaac was preceded in his death by parents, Andrew White and Julia (Finney) White. His 1st wife, Martha (Scott) Blakey and 2nd wife Rachel Ann (Lephridge) Blakey, his children, Andrew, Charity, Julia, twin of Jordan, Frances, Beecher, Joe, Rosa and Annie Blakey.

Isaac was survived by his children, John and his wife, Jennie, (John was the twin of Andrew), Mary and her husband, Rev. Ollie Green, Isaac and his wife, Maggie, Jordan and his wife, Flora, Henry and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, Lillie and her husband, Edward Hayes, Spencer and his wife, Mary "Lovie" Blakey, Martha and her husband, Ernest Hayes, Ollie and his wife, Margaret, Edna (Blakey) Jackson, Lawhorn, and Archie Blakey. And a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins and friends.

On Christmas Day, Dec 25, 1917, Isaac was laid to rest next to his wife, Rachel. He was buried in the black cemetery (Hoffman Cemetery) in Chariton County, Missouri. This was the place where the family were buried.

According to Isaac's death record: Isaac was born in Shannondale, Chariton County Missouri USA
Isaac Blakey's name on death record. Isac Blakey. He was listed as an African. Father's name, Andrew White. Mother's name not known. Isaac was buried on Christmas Day in Forest Green, MO
There was a memorial set up for all the colored who served in the Civil War. Isaac was honored with a plaque in Washington DC as one of the many soldiers who served in the Civil War.


Friday, December 19, 2014

1981 Letter From Mary Jane Lightner: On John (Blakey) Blakley And Cousins

Here's letter from one of my cousins. She passed away in 2003.
 Mary Jane was a great help to me in my early family history journey.
My Grandpa John was buried in SD.  

Thankful for memories of letters.
Cousin Mary was preaching the Gospel.
I continue to search for family history.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Making More Discoveries

Welcome to December!
Happy Holidays!

I have been making some progress on family connections.
I hope to compile some stories on what I have discovered..

Remembering Birth dates and Death dates of loved one who have gone on.
Family Connections In Family History: December

Thanks for reading.
Have A Wonderful Month of December.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Family Connections! Count your blessings one by one. Enjoy this day and always give thanks to God for what He has blessed you with. Enjoy the Holidays!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

With Honors: Giving Thanks

Happy Veterans Day!
I want to honor those who are veterans and those served in U.S.military.
Thank you!
Have A Blessed Day!

I have listed some of some of my relatives that served in United States' military.

Isaac Blakey

(1845 -1917)
Civil War
Private Isaac Blaker
Isaac serviced in the Civil War Nov 1, 1863 to May 13, 1866.
He was  Private Isaac Blaker on Mississippi Union side.
He jointed when he was about 14 or 15 years old.
Isaac was my Great Grandpa. He was said to have ran away to join the army.
Isaac was born into slavery in Howard / Chariton County in Missouri. 
There is a plaque in honor of my Great Grandpa service during the Civil War.
The name on the plaque reads Isaac Blaker.

Ezekiel Watson Nickerson
(1895 - 1942)
--- WW I ---
Private at Branch with Tank Co. Denver Colorado.
Ezekiel was married to my Great Aunt Isabella.

Robert Lewis Lankfard 
(1911 - 2000)

 ----U.S. World War II 
 Robert was my mother's brother
Children of Leo and Mary
Leo Lankford Jr.
(1924 - 1964)

U.S. World War II (Private)

He was wounded in the war later died.
Leo was my mother's brother.
 Children of Leo and Mary 

James J. Weston Jr.(1926 - 1949)

 ---U.S. Army World War II

James was the husband of my Aunt Betty.
Betty, my mother's sister.
Children of Leo and Mary

Eugene T. Richardson

(1917 - 1991)

---U.S. Army World War II
Eugene was married to my Aunt Mary.

Faris C. Lyle
(1923  - 2008)

U.S. Army World War II
Faris was my father's brother

Frederick Lankford
(1930 - 1952)

Korean War
Drowned in 1952 near Komipo, North Korea
Frederick was my mother's brother

Those who are living.
--U.S. Vietnam--
My brother
---Air Force Vietnam--
My brother in law
-- Air Force---
My sister in law

I have many cousins who have served and are serving in the military.

Here are some relatives who have served  in the military and have passed on.
Their memorials that I have found or set up on Find A Grave;

Click on LIST.|

With Honor: Giving Thanks
I am thankful for the service men and women
who put their lives on the line to fight for our country.
May God protect all the service members of the military branches near and aboard.
May God bless their families and comfort them.
O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in peasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
NKJV Psalm 16:5-6
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.
NKJV Proverbs 11:30

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Month!

Greeting to you!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember thanksgiving is everyday.
I hope all will enjoy the season of being thankful.

I'm thankful for the gift of life.
I'm thankful for my family and family lineage.
I'm thankful for the many discoveries that I have come across.

I came across more relatives on the LANKFORD -NICKERSON Family Connections.
I spoke with some relatives on the phone from Oregon and Ohio.
I have been learning where my ancestors came from.
I hope to continue to explore and discover on Family Connections.

Here's In Loving Memory In Family History: November
I have been updating this sections as I'm finding new info.

Thanks for reading,
Grace and Peace of God be with you.

Friday, October 24, 2014

At Arrowhead In K.C. MO

3 nephews and one niece.
The one facing the photo is nephew, Double D.
One nephew in the jersey,
On nephew in red shirt,
A niece with half red  hat.
I took this photo in Oct of 2004. 
My nephew, Double D. was on the Atlanta Falcons that season. Kansas City Chiefs beat the Falcons this game. However the Falcons last game for the 2003 - 2004 season ended just one game away from the Super Bowl

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

News And Updates: Journey Continues

Greetings! Welcome to October!
Have a Great Month!!

I've been exploring and making more discoveries.
I have found some helpful information from old newspapers.

I have up dated In Family History: October
Thanks for reading, Family Connections

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mystery Photo Of Four Children: Who could They Have Been?

Who are the children in this photo? It's a  mystery.

This photo is of  Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.
Daughter of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD

I was looking at the children in the above photo. And I thought about Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON's children. Are these children of Ezekiel's and Isabella's?

On the 1930 census Ezekiel and Isabella were listed with 5 children.
All born in Colorado.

Nathan NICKERSON born about 1922
Katherine was listed as Nathian. Error on census.

Vivian NICKERSON born about 1923
Lankford NICKERSON born about 1924
Betina NICKERSON born about 1927
Robert NICKERSON born about 1928

I believe that Ezekiel and Isabella had other children after 1930. As I was searching, I came across a Bettie NICKERSON in TX with her Aunt Ruth WHITE. Ruth was listed on Ezekiel's funeral home info as next of Kin.

After farther searching, I discovered that Ruth's maiden name was what I thought. It was Nickerson. She was Ezekiel's sister.

I was searching for Betina Nickerson  on a census record. I came across Bettie NICKERSON. She was one of four NICKERSON children listed with the WHITE household in TX. All were born in Colorado. Bettie could have been Betina.


Isabella Nickerson passed on Sept 15, 1938. On the funeral home info it stated that the baby was in the casket with Isabella. One can assume that Isabella give birth and died afterward.

I had always thought that when I read, "child was in the casket" with Isabella, and that Isabella died after giving birth.  On December 5, 2013, I came across a death record of Freddie NICKARSON. He passed on April 9, 1941. Ruth White was the informat on the death record.

I checked to see who his parents were. E. W. Nickerson from Denver, Colorado and Elizabeth Langford from St. Joseph, Missouri.  I thought to myself and wondered. That's Ezekiel's and Isabella's son. He was born in Sept 15, 1938. So, it appears that Isabella had more than one baby before she passed on. Twins perhaps.

It appears that Ruth White cared for the four NICKERSON children after Ezekiel couldn't. Perhaps that was why the children were with Ruth and her husband in 1940. I can't locate where E.W. Nickerson was in 1940. That still leaves a question.  Why was Isabella's name listed as Elizabeth who was from St. Joseph, MO?

As for the above photo, the children could have been the NICKERSONs. The young boy does look like Isabella. The girls look like sisters. 

I came across  a photo  of Freddie NICKERSON as a child. The year of Freddie birth on the 1930 census was about 1935. But on his birth record the year was 1938. I don't think that there were two Freddies.

Also, Leona the youngest child, she was listed for her year of birth as about 1939. She could have been born in 1938. I don't think  Isabella had triplets.  It could have been. Leona, Freddie were the same age on the 1940  census.

 Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON was the sister of Leo LANKFORD. The photo of the children were found in the home of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD./ LANKFARD.

Family Mysteries are fun. I'm not for sure who the children were in the photo. But the description matches the NICKERSONs. How knows? It could be someone else children. They all look like siblings. But who's? Could they have been Ruth (NICKERSON) WHITE's children?

What about the connections between the 1930 and 1940 census? It give clues to who some of the NICKERSONs where about. I discovered that Nathan NICKERSON passed on in 2007 in Oregon . According to his obituary, he had a sister name Doris. And brother named Robert NICKERSON. Nathan Nickerson was born in Colorado.

I don't know any additional info on the E.W. and Isabella NICKERSON's Children. I'm hoping that some of the NICKERSON descendants will come across this blog. I have come across photos of Nathan NICKERSON and one I believe was of Vivian NICKERSON.  Nathan looked like his father.

Thanks for reading: Family Connections
S.A. Blakley

Saturday, September 13, 2014

In Loving Memory Of Mary Jane (Blakey) Ligthner And Lucinda Mary (Kinney) Blakey

This photo of Mary Jane (Blakey) Lightner was taken in July of 1985 in her home in Yankton, South Dakota.
She was  the daughter of Leroy Everette Blakey and Thelma Jane Trudell. Mary was married James Zell Lightner.  
Mary Jane Lightner passed on September 15, 2003. She was one of my South Dakota cousin. I first got in contact with her during the Summer of 1981. We corresponded with one another through the mail.

 I was searching for my Blakey Family Connections. Mary Jane and her Grandmother, Lucinda Mary (Kinney) Blakey were helping me on my search. Through our correspondence, Mary Jane in visited me to come to Yankton. I met Mary and some of her family on Saturday, October 31, 1981 in Yankton.

I'm so thankful that my cousin, Mary and my Great Aunt Mary took the time to help me on my family quest. They shared with me what they knew about the Blakey family history. I heard some things I didn't know about my Great Grandfather, Isaac Blakey. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to travel to South Dakota to met them in 1981.

 As I look back on that day, I have come across more info on my Blakey Family Connections. I don't think I could have made it this far in my journey without the help of my cousin Mary and Great Mary. I learned a lot on that visit.

I thank God for the people he has placed in my life to assist me on my family history journey. There were some who help me so dearly. They gave my inspiration to continue on my search.

Cousin, Mary Jane and Great Aunt Mary are missed. But not forgotton.  I believe that we will see one another again. Thank God for family reunions.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Making New Discoveries Along The Journey

Welcome to September!

Happy Labor Day U.S.A.!
Wishing all a Safe and Happy Labor Day!
May you have a wonderful month of September.

As for my Family Connections journey:
I've been making a lot of new discoveries.
It's been a great joy.
I'm needing to do some updates.
I'm hoping to find more clues.
Here's In Family History: September
There are updates from when this was first posted in 2013.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Anna Alice Lankford Smith And Charles Edward Lankford

Anna with her brother, Charles Lankford.
The dog could have been the family pet.
Anna and Charles were the children of Robert Louis and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford.

Anna was married to Christopher Columbus SMITH.
Charles was married to Meta Huges.

Friday, August 1, 2014

In Family History: August

Welcome to August!

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

In August of 1890~  William  Charles "Willie" HENDRED was believe to have been born. He was the son of  George HENDRED and Ellen (LOVE / WASHINGTON) HENDRED

On August 1 ~ Corrine O. HAYES born in 1910.
She was the wife of Levi HAYES

On August 1 ~ Cleavie (HILL) WHITE passed on in 1994.
She was the wife of Rev. Thomas A. WHITE.

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

On August 3 ~  Leroy Everette BLAKEY Sr. was born in 1919.
He was the son of Spencer BLAKEY Sr. and Lucinda Mary (KINNEY) BLAKEY

On August 3 ~ Spencer BLAKEY Jr was born in 1922.
He was the son of Spencer BLAKEY Sr. and Lucinda Mary (KINNEY) BLAKEY.

On August 3 ~ Otis C. HAYES Jr, was born in 1928. 
He was the son of Otis C. HAYES Sr. and Jane (WHITE) HAYES.

On August 5  ~ Robert Lee DADE was born in 1917.

On August 6 ~  William MORRIS was born in 1911.

On August 6Oscar CRAIG passed on in 1941.
He was the husband of Odell (WHITE) CRAIG.

On August 6 ~  Margaret (CASON) BLAKEY passed on in 1972.
She was the wife of Ollie BLAKEY.

On August 6 ~
Marie L. (HENDRED) CRAYTON was born in 1916.

On August 8 ~ Archie Cole JONES Jr. was born in 1932.
He was the son of Archie C. JONES Sr and Margaret (MORRIS) JONES DRIVER

On August 9 ~
Gilbert Larine GUYTON born in 1946.

On August 11 ~  Clora WHITE was born 1908.

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 17 ~ Thomas Lionel TERRILL passed on in 1928.
He was the son of Ledrew TERRILL and Willie (WHITE) TERRILL WINFREY.

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

On August 18 ~ Linda Ann BLAKEY passed on in 1990.
She was the daughter of Spencer BLAKEY and Leona (JOHNSON) BLAKEY.

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 ~ Elizabeth (WHITE) GETHERS was born in 1923.
She was the daughter of Tony WHITE

On August 22 ~ Unnamed DADE passed on in 1911.

On August 24 ~ Inez E. BLAKEY was born in 1907
She was the wife of Lawhorn BLAKEY.

On August 25 ~ Hattie (WHITE) JACKSON was born in 1906.
She was the daughter of Richard and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.

On August 25 ~ John C. NELSON was born in 1907.
He was the grandson of Anna (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS

On August 25 ~ Kathryn (BLAKEY) CHURCH passed on in 1988.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.

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

On August 28 ~ Charles BARTLETT was born in 1866.

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

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

On August 29 ~ Rachel Darlene (BLAKEY) CARTER passed on in 1994.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.

On August 30 ~ Edna Mae "Edner" (BLAKEY) JACKSON BENTLEY was born in 1896.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY.

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

On August 31  ~ Theodore "Rob" BLAKEY was born in 1925.
He was the son of Henry BLAKEY and Elizabeth (FRISTOE) BLAKEY.

On August 31 ~ Lucille (BLAKEY) LATIMER passed on in 1987.
She was the daughter of Spencer BLAKEY

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Interesting Findings And More To Come

It's been a very interesting month of July. I've made some more breakthroughs on Family Connections. I'm coming across more than I have expected.

I hope to continue to find more leads. I believe that there is more to explore and discover. What a month it has been. Thank you, Jesus!

I'm thankful for  those who have been helping me along the journey. I hope people will come across more on their ancestors. I hope to find more Family Connections.
Hope all had a wonderful month of July.
God bless.  Take care!

Thanks for reading,
S.A. Blakley

Monday, July 28, 2014

Project: The Elais W. Bartlett Sr Connections

Who was Elias W. Bartlett Sr.?

He was most likely to have been born into slavery about 1822 in Kentucky.
He lived to see freedom. He was a farmer by trade.
He was listed on the 1870 and 1880 censuses in Carroll County in Missouri.
He was married at least twice.

Elias and his family were listed on the 1870 and 1880 census in Carrollton, County.
The mother of his slave children was Rachel.
There was no record if Elias and Rachel married after slavery.

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 Bartlett born about 1852. He was a widower.

Warren   was born about 1854
John         was born about 1855
Fanny     was born about  1859
Lena          was born about  1862
Harriett  was born about 1865

There is no addition info on the children listed above.

Charles Bartlett  (1866 - 1944)
Charles worked as a laborer at Southwestern Bell.
He married Isabelle / Isabella Queensberry on November 29, 1894 in Brookfield, MO.
They had two sons Chancey Harold Bartlett and Roy C. Bartlett

Sarah "Sallie Bartlett was born about 1867.
She married Wade Hampton Sr. They had two children.

Dr. Wade H. Peyton Jr. 
He married his first wife, Anna L. Wynne in 1905. She passed on in 1910.
He married his second wife Katherine A / "Katie" Robinson  Peyton.
They had a son named Wade H. Peyton III. And a daughter named Thomas Sarah Peyton

Myrtle Peyton born about Dec 1886 in Topeka Kansas.
It appears that her parent passed on when Myrtle was a child.
Myrtle was listed with her grandma Harriett Bartlett on the 1900 census.
Miss Myrtle Peyton married William Younger in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1903.
They have two daughters,
Gaynelle Younger Taylor
Udlene Younger Duke,
who had two sons

Myrtle and William later divorce.
Myrtle moves to Cuyahoga County, Ohio. where she later marries Earl C. Miller.

Lucy Bartlett  (1869 - 1940)
She was born on July 18, 1869 in Carrollton, Missouri.
She moved to St. Joseph, MO. Year unknown.
Lucy was a well know woman in her times.
She was twice widowed before she married her 3rd husband.

She married her first husband Joshua A. Mossell in 1900 in St. Joseph, MO.
She married her second husband  George Albert Gross in 1915 in St. Joseph, MO.
She married her third husband Jackson William Horan year unknown.

Lucy was a school teacher.
She had no off springs
She passed on Sept 23, 1940 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri

Elias W. Bartlett married Harriett....
Their marriage record can't be located.
Note on the 1880 census there was an Hannah Hooper listed with the Bartlett Family.

Harriet Hooper  (1848 - 1909)
She was born in Sept of 1848 in Missouri or Tennessee.
According to a census Elias and Harriet were married around 1875.
They were married for 25 years. Harriet was widow on the 1900 census.

She was listed on a census as having 7 children. One child was deceased by 1900.
She was buried in Mount Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.
She was listed as the widow on Elias Bartlett in 1905 in city directory.
Perhaps that was about the year she moved to St. Joseph, Missouri ?
Harriett passed on May 20 1909 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was buried at Mount Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.
The children listed below moved to St. Joseph, MO.

Some of Harriet's children: estimate year of birth

Elias W. Bartlett Jr  was on April 21 1879.
He was born in Carrollton, Missouri.
He moved to St. Joseph, MO about 1901.
He was  a day laborer and a waiter.
He moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma about 1906.
Last known resided was in Oklahoma. He was listed as a waiter in 1920.
There was not record that he married at age 40.

Sam Bartlett was born about Feb of 1882.
He was most likely born in Carrollton, MO,
and came to St. Joseph, MO with her mother and siblings
He was a day laborer at age 18.
No other info on him.

Jennie Bartlett (1883 - 1926)
She was born in Carrollton, MO.
She most likely came to St. Joseph, MO with her mother and siblings.
She married first to John BLAKEY / Blakley Sr.
She married  2nd to Chilton Lyle.
Jennie had off springs by both John and Chilton.   
Blog on The Jennie Bartlett Connections: The Blakleys and Lyles

Paul B. Bartlett (1885/1893 -1956)
He was born in Carrollton, MO.
He moved to St. Joseph, MO about 1905.
He never married.
He was a laborer; did odd jobs, porter, operator at a picture theater.
Paul lived with his sister, Lucy Bartlett Mossell in 1910 , 1911.
He passed on in 1956 and was buried at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.

Juanita Bartlett (1891 - 1929)
She was born in Carrollton, MO.
She most likely came to St. Joseph, MO with her mother and siblings.
She married George Thomas Armstrong in St. Joseph, MO on July 8, 1912 .
To this union there were born
Duis Armstrong, Georgia  Armstrong, Harriett Armstrong Hicks, Roberta Armstrong, Katherine Armstrong Ellis and Mary Ann  Armstrong
Juanita passed on in 1929 and  was buried with her next to her husband
at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.

Searching For The Elias W. Bartlett Sr. Family Connections.
I hope some of Elias W. Bartlett Descendants will find this blog.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Elias W. Bartlett Family Connections: Lucy E. Bartlett

I can't recall how long I've been searching for Lucy E. (Bartlett) Mossell. I couldn't get nowhere for years. I had very little clues on her.

What I knew about her through records; she was the daughter of Elias W. Bartltett Sr. I wasn't for sure who her mother was. I presumed that her first name was Rachel, Elias's first wife.

I came across records of Lucy marrying a Joshua A. Mossell in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1900. Lucy was a school teacher. They had no children.

It wasn't until I posted a blog on Lucy's sister Sarah "Sallie" Bartlett Peyton, my search on Lucy unfolded. I found more on her. I was totally surprised on my discoveries.

It was on Friday the 13th of June when I made some fascinating discoveries. I was searching city directories online for Lucy Mossell. As I keep scrolling down the list, I came across a Laura A. Mossell. I checked her out.

At first, I couldn't see the connections on her. I saw another Mrs. Laura A. Mossell. I checked her address. Bingo! She was Lucy. I later found her, late husband's death date in the city directory. He passed on in March of 1909.

I couldn't find Lucy's death record in MO. But, I believed that she passed away in MO. My father said she went to Brookfield MO. However, I did find a Charles Bartlett who passed away in 1944. He was born in Carrollton, MO. I believed that he was Lucy's brother.

I believed that Lucy had remarried after her husband passed away. I wondered where Lucy passed away. I had one clue for the 1911 city directory. It stated that Mrs. Laura A. Mossell moved to Chillicothe, MO. And so my search was on.

I searched on ancestry.com for any Lucy E. in Livingston County MO. I came up with a Lucy E. Gross. I didn't make the connection at first. But, I believed that she was the one.

I keep searching the marriage records. I came up with a Lee E. Mossell who married a Geo A. Gross in St. Joseph, MO.  Geo was from Chillicothe. I put two and two together and noticed that the same Rev. that married Lucy and Joshua Mossell was the same Rev Chron.

Once I saw that connection, I started to check the Missouri Death records for Lucy Gross. I didn't find her. But, I found G. Albert Gross' death record. I keep searching for all the Lucy's in Livingston County Missouri. I saw one the caught my eyes.

As I was looking I was in awe. What I read was a Lucy E. Horan...a retired school teacher. Born in Carrollton, MO. Father's name ? Mr. Bartlett. Yes, I found Lucy! I was so happy.

The next day , June 13, 2014, I was up late searching for what records were online for Livingston County MO. I see that there was a newspaper. I searched it. I typed in Lucy. I was trying to connect the Lucy Gross with Lucy Horan. I believed that they were the same person.

Lo and behold I typed in Lucy Horan. And I located her obituary in the paper. It was Great Aunt Lucy. This confirmed what I thought about Charles Bartlett being her brother.  Also found Lucy's husband's obituary with other confirmation.

Lucy E. (Bartlett) Mossell Gross Horan's Obituary in Chillicothe Missouri newspaper.

Jackson William Horan's Obituary in  Chillicothe, Missouri newspaper.
I was happy to have found what I discovered. I was tired that night when I was searching online for Lucy. I'm glad that I keep looking.

I hope that others will search for their Bartlett Family Connections.  I believe that there are more info out there.  I'm so thankful for leads.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Searching For Descendants Of Sarah "Sallie" Bartlett - Wade H. Peyton Sr

I've been searching for the where a bouts of The Bartlett - Peyton Family.  I've been piecing some of the story on the family. I started searching for a Peyton with the first name of Sallie. I came across a Sallie Peyton on the Kansas State census in 1885.

Through the years, I have compiled some info on the Peyton Family. Here's some of what I  have discovered. Wade Hampton Peyton Sr. married Sarah "Sallie" Bartlett. They had a son named Wade H. Peyton Jr. and a daughter, Myrtle Peyton. 

Through research, I've discovered that Myrtle Peyton was living with her grandmother, Harriett  Bartlett in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1900. We can presume that Myrtle's parents passed on when she was a child. Myrtle was born in Topeka, Kansas about Dec of 1886.

Miss Myrtle Peyton married William Younger in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1903. They have two daughters, Gaynelle and Udlene Younger. Myrtle and William later divorce. Myrtle moves to Cuyahoga County, Ohio. where she later marries Earl C. Miller. Myrtle's last where a bout was in  Chicago, Cook, Illinois in the 1940's. I came across a record with her surname of Younger.

As for Wade Hampton Peyton Jr., I couldn't find him on the 1900 census.  I first came across him on the 1885 Kansas census. Then I located  his WW I draft card. He was living in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa in 1917 - 1918. His sister, Myrtle Younger was listed as his next of kin on his WW I draft card.

I recently came across a new found discover on Wade Jr. He was married to a Anna L. Wynne in MO. As I searched and found more on Wade Peyton Jr. through the city directories, he lived in at least 3 States. He was in Nebraska, Iowa and later in Tennessee. In Nebraska he was first listed as a student. According to his WW I draft card, he worked as a waiter at Black Stone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska.

I've come across a newspaper article on Wade H. Peyton and his late wife, Anna who passed on in 1910. I'm trying to piece together when Wade and Anna moved to Nebraska. And when Wade moved to Tennessee.

According to Wade Peyton Jr's death record and tombstone, he was a doctor. I haven't located records on what type of doctor he was. Wade Jr.  married his second wife Katherine A / "Katie" Robinson  Peyton. They had a son named Wade H. Peyton III. And a daughter named Thomas Sarah Peyton.

I  discovered that Wade H. Peyton Jr. was in Lincoln, Nebraska from about 1907 to 1914 and 1928. He was listed as a waiter, a student and later a physician.  He was listed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1920, 1922 and 1929 and in Athens, Limestone, Alabama on the 1930 and 1940 censuses.

At the time of Wade Peyton Jr's death record, he was living in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee. He was a widow. (His wife, Katherine passed on in 1954.) Their children, Wade Peyton, the III passed on in  Alameda, California in 1985. Thomas Sarah Anderson passed on in  Westmoreland, Sumner, Tennessee in 2013.

I hope and pray that some of The Bartlett - Peyton Family Connections will come across this blog. It's interesting to find more on family history. Hope to discover more.

May we not give up on searching for our family history.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Elias W. Bartlett Sr Family Connections: Charles Bartlett

Some time ago, I was searching the Missouri Death Records. I came across a Charles Bartlett. His race was black. He was born on August 28 1866 in Carrollton, Missouri. He passed on May 19, 1944 in Brookfield, Missouri. His parents were unknown.

As I read Charles' death record, I thought that he could have been one of the Bartlett connections. I believed that this Charles was the son of Elias W. Bartlett Sr. I didn't have any proof of that.

Through the years, I've been searching for info on the Bartlett connections in  Missouri. I remember my father telling me that  one of his Aunts moved to Brookfield. I assume that was his Lucy Mossell.

I started to search for Charles Bartlett in MO.There were two Charles Bartletts. I narrowed him down.  The one I found was married an Isabelle / Isabella Queensberry on November 29, 1894 in Brookfield, MO.  (I couldn't located them on the 1900 census.)

I later found Charles and his wife on the 1910 census. Charles and his two sons were listed as mulatto. The sons' names were Chancey Harold Bartlett who was born about 1900. And Roy C. Bartlett who was born about 1906 in MO.

Also I found Charles and his wife Isabella on the 1920 , 1930 and 1940 censuses in Brookfield, Missouri. They were listed on some of the city directories in Brookfield. According to Charles's death record he worked with Southwestern Bell.

It wasn't until June of 2014 when I made a breakthrough on the Bartletts. I come across the connection on who Charles' Bartlett was. I was reading a 1940 obituary that mentioned him as a brother who was living in Brookfield, Missouri. I was overwhelmed by that.

You know, I got more out of that obituary than what I was searching for. I was amazed to see my Great Aunt Lucy Horan's obituary. Yes, I got the confirmation on who Charles was.

I'm thankful for old newspapers. I think that there's more info out there in the newspapers. It's more than what I can image. I hope that I will find more clues on my family history. And even more descendants of Elias W. Bartlett Sr.   

Staying On The Journey...
Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Elias W. Bartlett Sr Family Connections: Mother Of His Children

I've been thinking about my Great Grandfather, Elias W. Bartlett Sr. Most likely, he was born into slavery about 1822 in Kentucky. He fathered about 13 or 14+ children. He was recorded on the 1870  and 1880 censuses in Carroll County, Missouri with his family.

I was wondering Who were the mothers of Elias's children? This got me to thinking. Elias had children by Rachel Bartlett during the time of slavery.

Rachel was listed only on the 1870 census. The year of her death wasn't recorded.  She had at least 5 children. They were born from about 1854 to 1865 in MO. Their names were  believe to have been Warren, John, Fanny, Lena and Harriett Bartlett. These children were only listed on the 1870 census. Rachel could have had more children in the 1860's.

According to the 1880 census, Elias was listed with wife, Harriett and children Sallie, Charles, Lucy, Elias Jr. and William Bartlett who was born about 1852. (There was a Hannah Hooper listed as Elias' grandmother.)

I noted that Elias Jr was born about 1879. There was a 10 year gap between Lucy and Elias.  Also it appears that Sallie, Charles, and Lucy were not Harriett's children. They could have been Rachel's.

I've been searching for Sallie, Charles and Lucy on other censuses and city directories. I've noticed that they were listed as mulatto at least one record. There were times that they were listed as colored.

As I was searching for Myrtle Peyton, Harriett Bartlett's granddaughter, I came across Myrtle's mother's, Sallie / Sarah Petyon's maiden name. It was Shaw. I believe that Charles who was born about 1866, Sallie who was born about 1867, and Lucy who was born in 1869 may have had the same mother. Note that Myrtle was listed as mulatto on the 1900 census.

I believe that Charles Bartlett and Lucy (Bartlett) Horan didn't know who their mother was. Perhaps their mother passed away when they were young children. On  Charles's death record,
his parent's names were unknown. On Lucy's death record, Mr. Bartlett was listed as her father.

As for Harriett  Bartlett's children, they were listed as black on census records and city directories. Her children full names were Elias W. Bartlett Jr., Sam Bartlett, Jennie (Bartlett) Blakley Lyle, Paul Bartlett and Juanita (Bartlett) Armstrong. According to the 1900 census, Harriett listed Lucy was her daughter.

It's interesting to discover things through what was recorded on our ancestors. I didn't think much about Elias' children until I kept coming across the word mulatto. In my research, I only came across three of his children who were listed as mulatto. 

Who were the mothers of Elias W. Bartlett Sr.?

In all, there was little info on Rachel Bartlett. Most likely, she was born into slavery about 1825 in Kentucky. And perhaps passed on in  Carrollton, Missouri. Her maiden name could have been Shaw. She could have had other children who died at a young age. There were a 10 year gap in Elais W. Bartlett Sr's children's birth.

As for Harriett Bartlett, she was born into slavery about 1848 in Missouri. Through researching her children I can conclude that Harriett's maiden name was Hooper. According to cemetery records Harriett passed on May 28, 1909 in St. Joseph, Missouri. In one of the city directory, Harriett was listed as the widow of Elias Bartlett.

Oh what great wonders wet can get out of life when searching for our family history. I hope that I can come across more info on the Elias W. Bartlett Sr. Family Connections.  I hope that others will search as well.

My we continue on the journey.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Searching Lankford - Johnson Family Connections

Over the years, I've been searching for info on my DADE - LANKFORD family in Lewis County Missouri. And I have found some of my ancestors along the journey. I'm still searching.

I 've located my Great Grandparents' Robert and Charlotta Lankford's marriage record. Charlotta's parents, Isaac and Frances Dade were witnesses to the wedding. I was surprised when I saw their names on the record.
While I was searching for my Lankford connections,  I came across a Miss Annie LANKFORD and a Mr. Westley JOHNSON. They married on Sept 17, 1871. I thought, maybe Annie could have been related to my Lankford family connections.

I began to search for Annie / Anna Lankford - Johnson. I found info on her on the 1880 census in Lewis County. She was listed with her husband, Wesley and their children.

On the 1880 census;  Wesley Johnson was about 32,  Anna about 30, Richard about 8, Susan about 6, Birdie about 5, Edward about 3, Joseph about 1, and Emma Johnson about 5 months . They were living in La Grange, Lewis, Missouri.

I searched the Missouri birth and death records. And I found one more Johnson child. Her name was Mary Rivera / Ruslia Johnson. She was still born on Dec 8, 1884. She was the 8th child.

It appeared that the 1880 census record was the ended of my search on the Johnsons. At that time, I couldn't find anything else on Wesley or Anna Johnson for years. I hit a brick wall.

It wasn't until June 18, 2014, I began to search for the Johnson again. I thought to search for the Johnson children one by one.  And I came up with some new leads.

I can't recall how I started my search. But, I ended up searching old newspaper online. I typed in the Johnson children's names one by one. I came across some very interesting things.

I type in Lena Johnson. I had discovered that she was married to Tugg Wilson. I came across their wedding announcement in Iowa newspaper. This lead me to other amazing findings.

All along on my journey, I believed that Annie / Anna Lankford  - Johnson were some how connected to Robert Louis Lankford. I couldn't make the connections.

I started searching more in the newspapers. I discovered a R L. Lankfard placed an advertisement of his business which was located in St. Joseph, Missouri in the Iowa newspaper. This ad was in the paper for about 3 months.

This made me wonder. I came across this info a while back. According to the 1913 St. Joseph, city directory, Robert L. Lankford occupation was at a restaurant at 209 S 2. He owned a restaurant? I think so.
Lankfard's Café was adverted in the Des Moines, Iowa State Bystander in 1911.
The restaurant was located at 212 1/2 S 8th St in St. Joseph, Missouri.
After further searching, I began to search for a R.L. Lankford again. His name appeared in an article. He attended Lena S. Johnson's and Tugg Wilson's wedding in Kansas City, MO in 1914. I think that this was the connection that ties some things together. 

Here are some similarities with the Sarah Anna and Robert Louis.

Sarah and Robert both carried the Lankford surname.
(At times surname spelled Lankfard.)

Sarah Anna Lankford was born in Kentucky (1851).
Robert Louis were born in Kentucky (1852).

It appears that Sarah went by her middle name Anna / Annie at times.
It appears that Robert went by his middle name  Louis / Lewis at times.

Annie (Sarah Anna) married Wesley Johnson in Sept 1871 in Lewis County MO.
Lewis (Robert Louis) married Charlotta  Dade in Jan of 1873 in Lewis County MO.

Sarah Anna had a son named Bert who owned a business.
Robert Louis had a daughter named Anna who married with the name Annie Lankford.

R. L. Lankford from St. Joseph, MO attended Sarah's daughter Lena Sarah Johnson's wedding.
R. L. Lankfard from St. Joseph, MO adverted his business in the city were the Johnson's lived.

After what I've discovered, I think I can make some assumptions.

Sarah Anna Lankford - Johnson and Robert Louis Lankford were most likely related.
Perhaps siblings or cousin. I think that they were siblings.

According to Lena Sarah Johnson Wilson's wedding news, she was a relative of a Mrs. Chas. Smith from St. Joseph, MO . I'm for sure if this was Anna Alice Lankford Smith.  Anna's husband was Columbus Christopher Smith. It could have been a misprint in the paper.

I was excited that I stumbled across this information. I believe that there is more info out there. And that there are people who have the missing pieces to family connections.

I hope and prayer that some of Wesley and Sarah Anna (Lankford) Johnson's descendants will come across this blog. It would be nice to know who they are. And that they have family connections.

May we continue to search for our family connections.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mary Allen Lankford

Mary (ALLEN) Lankford going in the back door.
on  Locust Street.

Mary (ALLEN) Lankford
Appears to be near her home on Locust Street.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebration Time!

Hope all is well with you.
Happy 4th Of July!
Happy Celebration Time!
Be Safe!

On My Family Connections Search:
I'm still searching and coming across more discoveries.  There's so much. I have to slow down and regroup. I have to go back over the In Family History: blogs. I have more names to add to the list.

God Bless!

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In Family History: July

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

In Remembrance BirthDays and Deaths: In Family History

In July of 1867 Ollie GREEN was believed to have been born.
He was the husband of Mary (BLAKEY/ WHITE) GREEN.

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

On July 1 ~
Anne Rebecca BLAKEY was born in 1899.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY.

On July 1 ~
Edgar J. TATE was born in 1905.

On July 1 ~
Louette "Etta (ROBINSON) DADE was born in 1920.

On July 1 ~
Ernest "Jap" HAYES passed away in 1968.
He was the husband of Martha (BLAKEY) HAYES.

On July 2 ~
Isaac BLAKEY was born in 1877. ( Tombstone has different year.)
He was the son of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY

On July 3 ~
Isaac BLAKER married Rachel LEFEW in 1873 in MS.
aka Isaac BLAKEY and Rachel (LEFTRIDGE) BLAKEY

On July 3 ~
Mary (WHITE/ BLAKEY) GREEN was born in 1874.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY

On July 3 ~
Dorothy LYLE ~ born in 1920.
She was the daughter of Chilton LYLE and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE

On July 3 ~
Arline (WALKER) MITCHELL BLAKEY born in 1923.

On July 3 ~
Emerson Thomas JACKSON Jr. was born in 1937.

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

On July 4 ~
Arletta Mae (WINROW) NELSON passed away in 1988.

On July 6 ~
Mary Bell DADE was born in 1873.

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

On July 7 ~
Devonnia (MAGGARD) JACKSON was born in 1935.

On July 7 ~
Sarah "Sallie" LANKFORD died in 1947.

On July 7 ~
Pleas / Plez William CARR passed away in 1960.

On July 7 ~
Margaret Louise (MORRIS) JONES DRIVER passed away in 1990.
She was the daughter of Alex and Albert (WHITE) MORRIS.

On July 8 ~
Daniel "Pete" LANKFORD passed on in 2014.

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

On July 10 ~
Mary Ann (BROWN) WASHINGTON passed away in 1939.

On July 10 ~
Samuel MORRIS passed away in 1960.

On July 10 ~
Levi V. HAYES passed away in 1963.
He was the son of Ernest and Martha (BLAKEY) HAYES.

On July 10 ~
Rev Isaac Ransom BLAKEY passed away in 1985.

On July 13 ~
Robert L. LANKFARD was born in 1911.
He was the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On July 13 ~
Moses Roscoe WHITE passed away in 1961.

On July 14 ~
Wauneta / Juanita BLAKEY / BLAKLEY passed away in 1910.
She was the daughter of John and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKEY / BLAKLEY

On July 14 ~
Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON HILL was born in 1914.

On July 15 ~
Spencer WHITE was  born in 1852. He was the son of Andrew and Julia WHITE

On July 15 ~
Spencer Turner BLAKEY was born in 1877.
He was the son of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY

On July 16 ~
Jayson W. IROVY was born in 1971.

On July 17 ~
Rosa / Rose WASHINGTON was born in 1879.

On July 17 ~
Nannie WASHINGTON passed away in 1895.
She was the daughter of John /William and Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON

On July 17 ~
Ed "Eddie" Lewis  HILL passed away in 1948.
He was the husband of Lelia Laura (LANKFORD) THOMPSON HILL

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

On July 18 ~
Raymond DADE passed away in 1916.

On July 18 ~
Corrine O. HAYES passed away in 1950.
She wast the wife of Levi HAYES.

On July 19 ~
Richard "Dick" WHITE passed away on 1946.
He was the son of Andrew and Julia WHITE

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

On July 20 ~
James Z. LIGHTNER Jr born in 1965.
On July 20 ~
Frank H. HICKS passed away in 2008.

On July 21 ~
Daisy Mae (MORRIS) HILL was born in 1916.

On July 22 ~
Frederick Euguene LANKFORD was born in 1965.
He was the son of Daniel LANKFORD and Patrica (BARNETT) LANKFORD.
On July 22 ~
Betty (LANKFORD) WESTON passed away in 2012.

On July 23 ~
John BLAKLEY Jr. passed away 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 (HOOPER) BARTLETT

On July 25 ~
Corena WHITE was born in 1906.

On July 25 ~
Arleta M. (WINROW) NELSON was born in 1908.
She was the wife of John C. NELSON.

On July 26 ~
James Andrew LANKFORD/LANKFARD passed away in 1957.
He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On July 27 ~
Clarence N. DADE passed away in 2003.

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

On July 28  ~
Rebenia H. "Ruby" BLAKEY was born in 1886.
She was the wife of Jordan BLAKEY.

On July 28 ~
Ezekiel NICKERSON was born in 1895.
He was the husband of Isabella (LANKFORD) NICKERSON
 On July 28 ~
Troy L. STARKS passed way in 2011.

On July 29 ~
Clarence N. DADE passed away in 2003.

On July 30 ~
Lionell WHITE passed away in 1903.

On July 30 ~
Raymond DADE was born in 1915.

On July 30 ~
Robert "Bob" WILLER was born in 1957.

On July 30 ~
Harvey Daniel KEMP passed away in 1974.

On July 30 ~
Alyce Eliga (BLAKEY) ROBINSON passed away in 2006.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY

On July 31 ~
Mary Jane (BLAKLEY) RICHARDSON was born in 1911.
She was the daughter of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Turned Another Page

Greetings to you! Happy month of July! It's the 3rd quarter and 2nd half of 2014. I wish all the best to during the 2nd half.

Family Connections turned another page on June 30, 2014. I'm into my 5th season journaling on this site. When I began on June of 2009, my blog site address became   blakleyblakeywhitefamilyblogspot.com

Through the years, I changed my subtitle to  BLAKLEY BLAKEY-WHITE With BARTLETT/ LYLE, LEACH/ WASHINGTON/ ALLEN WALTERS, DADE -LANKFORD Connections

Then I renamed to Family Connections: From Generations to Generations. I see that my family as  Family Connections. There are a lot of families connected to my bloodline. All the families make up  Family Connections.

There have been a few people who asked me, if I was going to write a book on the family tree? I don't know. I thought about it.

What I've been doing over the years, is to record what I've been discovering along my journey. Through the years, I see a lot of interesting things about my family history. My journey in searching is a journey in itself.

I started this website to share some of my findings. I believe that there are many who came to this site and as well as my others Family Connections sites. Yes, there are three sites. This one, one facebook and the other one ancestry.com. Each site are similar but different.

My hope is that people will discover more about their ancestors. And hopefully they will share too. It's nice to know who reads Family Connections. Thanks to the readers who let me know that you are interested.

My  journey continues. I will change some things from time to time on this site. I hope to find more relatives along the way. If not, I believe that whosoever will find what they are looking for.

May we record our family history for the future generations. May we learn to share what we know about our family tree. May the Lord bless us as we be a blessing to those around us. Amen.

Thanks for reading,
S. A. Blakley

Monday, June 30, 2014

5th Year On Family Connections

It's Family Connections 5th Anniversary.

I've covered a lot ground since June 30, 2009 on my family quest. And I've made a lot of new discoveries. I believe that there are more to discover a long the journey. Can't wait to find them.

In the past six months, I've made some breakthrough on my BARTLETT, BLAKEY, DADE, LANKFORD / LANKFARD NICKERSON Family Connections. I have to go back and review what I have come across.

I've made a few contacts with relatives from this site since June 30, 2009. They have shared some of their family connections. I am so thankful that they found something about their ancestors.

I'm thankful that there are more info available to the public.  As I'm searching the records, I'm seeing more connections. There has been some remarkable finding on my journey.  I thank God for that.
There are some blogs that I'm working on. There are things I'm trying to piece together. I lack confirmation on some things. However, I've seen similarities in the findings.

Total Page views since June 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm.
 27,255 to present

Perhaps you are connected to family connections : Here a few on the list:

Elias W. BARTLETT Sr. Family in Carrollton, Missouri

Archie BLAKEY in Sacramento, California

DADE MANLEY CLAY in Lewis County in Missouri area.

Isabella LANKFORD / LANKFARD NICKERSON in Denver, Colorado / Texas

My search for Family Connections Continues.
Thanks for reading,