Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Hope Baptist Choir: St. Joseph, Missouri

3rd from left Sarah Bell Lankford
5th from left Mary Jane Blakley
Behind Mary Jane, Cora (Williams) Hinch Blakley
Behind Cora her husband, Paul Blakley
Photo taken in the 1940's or so.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Common In My Family Lineage

Note From Monday, 16 February 2009


Common In My Family Lineage
I have been going over some of my family history material. It is a job to go through. But, I thank God that I am seeing some common things in my family lineage.

I saw some things similar in some of my family lineage. I see it both on my father's and mother's sides. Here are 9 things that I see in the uniqueness in my family tree.

1. Ancestors were from large families.
My father of about 17 or 19
Father's father of about 20 or 21
Father's mother of about 14 or 15
Father's father's father of about 14 or 16
My mother of 12
Mother's mother of 1 + two siblings
Mother's mother's mother of 7


2. American Indian, African and Mulatto background
My father's side:
Black foot, / African and Mulatto

My mother's side:
Cherokee / Mulatto / African

3. Families lived with three generations in one household.
My father's father's father's mother Julia
My father's mother's Grandma Hannah
My mother's mother's mother's mother's Grandma Lillie

I recall my mother's mother living with us for a while.
Two of my nephews lived with us. (There were 3 generations.)

4. Some remarried about 2 years after spouse's death.
My father's father's father, Isaac
My father's mother, Jennie
My father's mother's father, Elais
My mother's mother's mother, Laura
My mother's mother's mother's father, William / John


5. Some born in slavery lived well after slavery.
Father's side:

Julia White ca 1820 to 1880 ca
Isaac Blakey 1845-1917
Rachel Leftridge 1847 - 1916
Elais W .Bartlett Sr. ca 1822 - 1890 ca
Harriet Hooper 1840- 1909
Hannah Hooper ca 1765 -1880 ca

On Mother's side:
Louis Robert Lankfard 1852 - 1919
Charlotte Dade 1854 - 1924
Isaac Dade ca 1808 / 1812 - 1880 ca
Francis Ovington ca? 1799 / 1812 - 1900 ca
Francis had 14 children
William / John Washington 1846 - ? 1920
Susan Leach / Lewis 1845 - 1888 ca
Deliah (Lillie) Lewis ca 1787 - 1888 ca
Emilee Levels ca 1820 - 1898

6. Families lived near relatives
Brothers and sisters living near parents, cousins, in laws

7. Similar names were past down to generations
John, Isaac, James, Mary, William, Robert, Richard, Paul , Charles

8. Early ancestors lived near river cities.
Forest Green, Salisbury, Keysville, St. Joseph, Canton, Carrollton, MO, Yankton, SD, St Paul MN

9. Some ancestors owned their own homes and business
Some were farmers, Trucking and Disposal Services, Builders.


I am thankful for my family tree. I am thankful that I have come across so much information. I am thankful that I am on God's Family Tree.

I hope that you can record your family lineage.
It's never to late to search. Have A GREAT Day!

On My Journey Of Transformation:
Common In My Family Lineage

Blessings to all,

~Susan~
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the LORD Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth, Psalm 47:1-2

The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. Proverbs 16:23

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mr. Robert Louis Lankfard (1852 - 1919)

The photo above is of Mr. Robert Louis Lankfard a.k.a Lewis Langford / Lankford.
The photo was taken in 1892 outside the home the Lankford/ Lankfard Family in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Robert was about 40 years old.
His wife and children were standing on his left.
The family dog is in this chopped photo.
Mr. Robert Louis Lankford
HIS FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME / HIS FAMILY:

I'm not for sure what his first name was. On the 1870 and 1880, he was in Lewis County Missouri. His name was recorded as LEWIS LANGFORD on those census. On the 1870 census he was living next door to his future sister in law Mary Ann (Dade)Madison.

HIS MARRIAGE

His name was written Lewis LANKFORD on January 25, 1873. He married Miss Charlotta Dade. As for his surname, the surname was spelled either LANFORD or LANKFARD. As to other census records and city directories his first name was recorded as R. L and or Robert Louis. The first middle name was not spelled Lewis. However it could have been spelled that way.

We can assume or establish that Lewis was the name he went by in his early adult life. Lewis was more likely his middle name. As for the spell, it could have been how the person who recorded his name spelled it.He was living in LEWIS County Missouri.
His name appeared as Robert L. LANKFORD in 1887 Kansas City Directory. In other city directories his name was R. Louis in 1890, R.L or Robert L in the St. Joseph, directories. His surname was spelled LANKFORD and LANKFARD from time to time. The first time LANKFARD was spelled in 1898 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Robert's surname was spelled LANKFARD from 1898 to 1902. 1911, 1914 - 1919 in the St. Joseph, City Directories.

HIS CHILDREN:
As I look through records of the children of Robert and Charlotta, their surname was spelled LANKFORD and LANKFARD. We can assume that the family spelled their surname as LANKFARD. Most of the descendants spell the family surname LANKFORD.

As for Robert's family, little is know about them. He did have a half sister name Mamie MORTON who was perhaps born in Kentucky. I have heard a story the Robert's mother passed away in Canton, Missouri. It could have been that Robert was separted from his family durning slavery.
Mr. Robert Louis Lankfard (1852 - 1919)
a.k.a Lewis LANGFORD / LANKFORD
HIS OCCUPATION / HIS RESIDENCY:
According to the census / city directories: Robert was listed as a boatsman, stone mason, Contractor, Builder, Chimmey sweeper, Grader, Laborer , one even stated he worked in a Restaurant. As for his surname, the spelling varied.

We can assume that Robert made his way to Missouri from Kentucky. I couldn't find w records where he was before 1870. He could have moved to Missouri with the Mortons from KY. The Morton family were connected to the Lankfords. Both families came from Kentucky. Also they moved to Lewis County and some to St. Joseph, Missouri.

Records state that Robert was in Lewis County Missouri during his early adult life. He married and had children. Later moved to Kansas City, Missouri and St. Joseph, Missouri about 1889/ 1890.
He lived in Denver Colorado about 1818 / 1919.

HIS BIRTH: HIS DEATH:


We can assume that Robert was born into slavery. He was about 13 years old when slavery abolished.

According to his death record Robert was born on February 22, 1852 in KY. He was 67 years old at the time of his passing on November 14, 1919 in St. Joseph, Missouri. His remains were laid to rest on November 18, 1919 in St. Joseph, Missouri at Ashland Cemetery.

Robert's cause of death: He had a fractured leg do to a accental fall.

Tombstone at Ashland Cemetery.

This photo of Robert Louis LANKFARD.
Perhaps in his late 50's 60's.
He appeared to be a dignify man.
He was handsome and was dressed well.
He was well groomed and had fine clothen.
He wore glasses.

As I searched for information on Robert, I found some remarkable things about him. He owned his own business.
He was a landowner.
According to the census, it stated that Robert couldn't read or write.
For someone who was a builder and constraction worker, that was amazing.
He must have learned the trade from someone.
He was a fine stone mason.
He was a stone mason in Kansas City, Missouri, St. Joseph, Missouri and Denver Colorado.
  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5 Favorite TV Programs From Childhood

I've been thinking about some of the TV programs that I use to watch while I was growing up. There were so many. But which ones stood out in my life? I list these it's not in the order that I like the most.


1) A mixture of shows
2) Bonanza
3) Star Trek
4) The Andy Griffith Show
5) Let It To Beaver

Bonanza, The Andy Griffith Show and Leave It To Beaver are still in syndication. Each show had some things that sparked my interest. Some were humorous. Some made me wonder.

On My Journey....
5 Favorite TV Programs From Childhood
I watch a lot of TV during my early years. Here are a few.

The Brady Bunch. The Monsters, Family Affair, Bat Man and Robin, Bewitched, The Wild Wild West, Welcome Back Kotter, 21 Jump Street,

The Beverly Hillbillies, I Love Lucy, The Three Scrooges, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Gilligan's Island, TV games shows: The Price Is Right, Hollywood Squares, Wheel of Fortune,

The Soaps, Married With Children, Roc, and the list goes on. I don't watch a lot of TV now days. I mostly watch the news. There are those rare moments when I watch a movie.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

In Family History: February

Welcome to February!

In 2013, when started the section on Family Connections, it was called "This Week In Family History." I changed the name to In Family History along the journey. I  post this section in one blog. The following links were set up by weekly post.


For the days of February 1 - 9

For the days of February 10 - 16

For the days of February 17 - 23

For the days of February 24 - March 2

Hope all will have a Great February!

Here's the February: In Family History

In Remembrance: Update 2015

Some time in February of 1886 ~
Obenatta "Benetta" (CRAIG) PEARL was born. She was the daughter of Spencer WHITE and Dora (CASON) WHITE CRAIG. Benetta was the wife of Vernon V. PEARL.

On Feb 1, 1997 ~
Vivian V. (NICKERSON) JAMES passed on in Denver, Colorado. She was the daughter of Ezekiel W. NICKERSON and Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.

On Feb 1, 2008 ~
Sgt Faris Chilton LYLE passed in Jamaica, Queens New York. He was the son of Chilton LYLE and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

Happy Groundhog Day!

On Feb 3, 1975 ~
Tony WHITE passed in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Richard "Dick" WHITE and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.

On Feb 4, 1974 ~
 Anna (LANKFORD) BLAKLEY passed in St. Paul, MN. She was the daughter of Leo LANKFORD Sr. and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD. Anna was the wife of Isaac BLAKLEY.

On February 6, 1949 ~
Rickey / Ricky Elwood JACKSON was born. He was the son of Edward "Clem" JACKSON and Fleda (SLADE) JACKSON.

On Feb 6, 1988 ~
Clarence Ollie BLAKEY passed in Sacramento County, California. He was the son of Jordan BLAKEY and Flora Elizabeth (LAWRENCE) BLAKEY

On February 6, 2014 ~
Marion D. "Pud" MINOR passed. He was the husband of Etta (MOORE) MINOR.

On February 7, 1887 ~
Money / Mone DADE was born in Canton, Missouri. He was the son of Louis N DADE and Mary Ann (VENOY) DADE.

On February 7, 1928 ~
Betty Marie (LANKFORD) WESTON was born. She was the daughter of Leo LANFORD/ LANKFARD and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD. Betty was the wife of James WESTON Jr.

On Feb 7, 1980 ~
Isaac BLAKLEY passed in St. Paul, MN. He was the son of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE. Isaac was the husband of Anna (LANKFORD) BLAKLEY

On February 8, 1889 ~
Perry James AMBERS was born in Shelby County, Missouri. He was the husband of Florence (HENDRED) COBY AMBERS.

On February 8, 1905 ~
 Elder John BLAKLEY was born. He was the son of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY Sr. and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE.

On February 9, 1888 ~
Florence (HENDREDS) COBY AMBERS was born. She was the daughter of George HENDRED and Ellen (LOVE/ WASHINGTON) HENDRED.

On Feb 10, 1896 ~ Lottie Viola (SUGGS) NELSON BLAKLEY was born. She was the wife of John BLAKLEY Jr.

On Feb 10, 1910 ~
  Louis P. "Louie" DADE was born in Canton, Mo. ...
He was the son of Den and Etta (ROBINSON) DADE


On Feb 10, 1974 ~
Inez E. BLAKEY passed in CA.
She was married to Lawhorn BLAKEY

On Feb 10, 2014 ~
Gary Anthony FRANKLIN passed. He was the son of Robert FRANKLIN and Velma (CARR) FRANKLIN.

On Feb 11, 1947 ~
 Anna Laura (WASHINGTON) ALLEN WALTERS passed on in St Joseph, Missouri. Laura was the daughter of William / John WASHINGTON and Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON.

On Feb 11, 1915 ~
Emerson Thomas JACKSON Sr. was born in Yankton, South Dakota. He was the son of Edward Dab/ Dabney JACKSON and Edna Mae (BLAKEY) JACKSON BENTLEY.
Emerson was the husband of Minnie Lotha (HOLLIDAY) JACKSON.

On February 12, 1915 ~
Haddie Lu (MANLEY) WILLIAMS was born in Knox County, Missouri. She was the daughter of William MANLEY and Luettia (HENDRED) MANLEY.

On February 12, 1863 ~
Dora (CASON) WHITE CRAIG was born in Howard County, Missouri. She was the wife of Spencer WHITE and Preston Richard CRAIG.

On February 12, 1922 ~
Ellen (LOVE / WASHINGTON) HENDRED passed in La Belle, Missouri. She was the daughter of Louisa Jane (DADE) WASHINGTON. Ellen's father's surname was LOVE.

On Feb 12, 2011 ~
Corp. Kevin Arthur Price passed. He was the son of Robert PRICE and Wanda (BLAKEY) PRICE.

On Feb 13, 1917 ~
 Etta Mae (GUY) WHITE born in Dalton., MO.
She was the daughter of Festus GUY and Clara (SHEPARD) GUY.
She was the wife of Moses WHITE.

On Feb 13, 1944 ~
Leroy E. BLAKEY Jr. was born in Yankton, South, Dakota. He was the son of Leroy Everett BLAKEY Sr. and Thelma Jane (TRUDELL) BLAKEY.

On Feb 14, 1920 ~
 Goldie DADE passed in Canton, Missouri.
He was the son of Louis Newton DADE and Mary (VENOY) DADE.

On Feb 14, 2011 ~
 Daniel BLAKEY passed in MN.
He was the son of Isaac and Maggie (WILLIAMS) BLAKEY.

On Feb 15, 1919 ~ J
ane (FERGUSON) WHITE passed in Chariton County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Thomas "Tom" and Rena (HEREFORD) FERGUSON. Jane was the wife of Richard "Dick" WHITE.

On Feb 15, 1928 ~ James Edward COBY. He was born the son of William Henry COBY and Florence (HENDREDS) COBY AMBERS.

On Feb 16, 1855 or 1857 ~ Rachel Ann (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY was born in MS. She was the daughter of Andrew and Charity LEFEW / LEPHRIDGE. Rachel was the wife of Isaac BLAKEY.

On Feb 16, 1925 ~
William Edgar KING was born. He was the son of Barney Dewey KING and Hazel C. (DADE) KING.

On Feb 16, 1998 ~
 Clarence Oliver DUKE passed. He was married to Uldene F. (YOUNGER) DUKE.

On Feb 17, 1930 ~
Frederick William LANKFORD was born. He was the son of Leo LANKFORD / LANKFARD and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.
 
On Feb 17, 1949 ~
 Mary (BLAKEY) WHITE GREEN passed in South Dakota. She was the daughter of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY. Mary was the wife of Rev. Ollie GREEN.

On Feb 18, 1937 ~
 Louis Newton Dade passed in Canton, Missouri. He was the son of Isaac DADE and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE.

On Feb 18, 1897 ~
Virginia F. WASHINGTON passed. She was the daughter of John / William WASHINGTON and Susan (LEACH) WASHINGTON.

On Feb 19, 1898 ~
Amelia / Emily ? LEVELS, Mrs. Anson / Thomas LEVELS passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. Amelia was believed to have been the mother of William / John WASHINGTON.

On Feb 19, 1912 ~
Otto Smith Toad" CLAY was born in La Belle, Missouri. He was the husband of Ruby Dee (MANLE) CLAY.

On Feb 20, 1915 ~
Marjorie M. DADE was born. She was the wife of Clarence N. DADE.

On Feb 20, 2012 ~ Marjorie J. (GREGG) JACKSON passed. She was the wife of William JACKSON who was the son of James JACKSON and Hattie (WHITE) JACKSON.

On Feb 21, 1969 ~
Milton Vernon THOMAS passed. He was the husband of Mary Virginia (LANKFORD) THOMAS.

On Feb 22, 1852 ~
Robert Louis / Lewis LANKFORD / LANKFARD was born in KY. He was the husband of Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On Feb 23. 1915 ~
 Nathaniel BLAKEY was born in Yankton, South Dakota. He was the son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth (FRISTOE) BLAKEY.

On Feb 23, 1923 ~
Vivian V. (NICKERSON) JAMES was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was the daughter of Ezekiel W. NICKERSON and Isabella V. LANKFORD NICKERSON.

On Feb 23, 1967 ~
Serena FARMER was born. She was the daughter of Robert L. FARMER Sr.

On Feb 24, 1949 ~
Michael Archie BLAKEY was born in Sacramento, California. He was the son of Clarence Ollie BLAKEY and Zenolia (HAVARD) BLAKEY.

On Feb 24, 2001 ~
May / Mae H. (CRUMB)  HENDRED passed in Iowa. She was the wife of Manferd E. HENDRED.

On Feb 25, 1925 ~
James Zell LIGHTNER was born in KY.   He was the son of Richard LIGHTNER and Loraine (MORRIS) LIGHTNER. He was the husband of Mary Jane (BLAKEY) LIGHTNER.

On Feb 25, 2007 ~ Nathan Welcom NICKERSON passed. He was the son of Ezekiel W. NICKERSON and Isabella V. (LANKFORD) NICKERSON.

 On Feb 26, 1934 ~ Theodore WHITE was born in MO. He was the son of Tony WHITE and Georgia (LEE) WHITE.

On Feb 27, 1923 ~
Philip MANLEY was born in Lewis County Missouri. He was the son of William O. MANLEY and Luttia Luella (HENDRED) MANLEY.

On Feb 27, 1974 ~
Rubenia H. "Ruby" BLAKLEY passed in Pittsfield, Washtenaw, Michigan. She was the wife of Jordan BLAKEY

On Feb 27, 2014 ~
Melvin Sylester Manson CROUTHER Jr. passed. He was the husband of Betty Lou (MADISON) CROUTHER.
  
On Feb 28, 1929 ~
May / Mae H. (CRUMB) HENDREDwas born. She was the wife of Manferd E. HENDRED.

On Feb 28, 1940 ~
Joshua Randolph MADISON passed in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of William MADISON and Lula May (LANKFORD) MADISON.
...
On Feb 28, 1993 ~
Corean (JONES) WHITE passed in Glasgow, Missouri. She was the wife of Eugene WHITE Sr., son of Richard WHITE and Jane (FERGUSON) WHITE.

On Feb 28, 2003 ~
Irene (BURBRIDGE) BLAKEY passed in St. Paul MN. She was the wife of Henry BLAKEY Jr.
  
LEAP DAY ~

On Feb 29, 1896 ~
Nymadula LANKFORD / LANKFARD was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Robert Louis LANKFORD and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD/ LANKFARD. Nym was married to Hattie McDaniel, the actress.

On Feb 29, 1948 ~
Quitman D. FLUDD III was born in Tennessee. He was the son of Quitman D. FLUDD Jr. and Thomas Sarah (PEYTON) FLUDD ANDERSON.