Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Twenty Fifteen!

Greetings to you all! Welcome to Twenty Fifteen!

We have a fresh new start, to begin again.
So, let's get moving!

I'm setting out to explore and discover more things this year.
I hope to cover more grounds!

May we encounter new things along the journey.
Blessings to you.

Happy New Year!

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

Here's In Loving Memory: In Family History: January

Here's a view of my January search for 2014.

Searched for info on the off springs of Edna (Blakey) Jackson Bentley,
Came across info on Peggy Jean Jackson, daughter of Emerson Jackson Sr.
Emerson was Edna's son. Edna daughter of Isaac and Rachel Blakey.

Searched for info on Robert and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard
Where they lived, their occupation and their surname: its spelling.
Compiled a list of Robert's and Charlotta's children's names
Searched for photos: Looking at them for clues.
Posted some things I discovered about the photos.

Made some connections with Blakey / White family members
Had some conversations with some relatives and added more info to family history.
Contacted with a descendant of Jordan Blakey and Archie Blakey
Heard that there are photos of Isaac Blakey with wife. ? date 1866

Reviewed and searched more for info on Archie Blakey and the CA Blakeys
Questions: Why did some of the Blakeys move to SD, MN and CA?

Searched the Yankton, SD  death index records: found more death dates
Searched through city directories for info on Jordan, Archie and Lawhorn Blakey
Searched WW I and WW II draft info. for description on some male relatives

Discovered that Isabella (Lankford) Nickerson passed on Sept 15, 1938.
Made some new discoveries about Isabella that raised more questions: She had twins.
Discovered: Louis "Add"Lankford married Virginia "Virgie" Hill on Sept 3, 1918 in NY.

Searched where some of the Lankford Family resided in MO, CO, NY
Reviewed profiles info and compiled more info on Isabella V. Nickerson
and Anna Alice Smith
Note the Colorado / NY Lankford siblings connections:
Who lived where? How they spelled their surnames.

Reviewed the list of Isaac Blakey's children.  This Isaac (1845- 1917)
Searched the censuses for Isaac Blakey's children: comparing ages and names
Thought Beecher Blakey's 1st or middle name could have been Isaiah.
Reviewed profile info on Jordan Blakey and Flora (Lawrence) Bentley Blakey

Searched web and found some more Family Connections
Searched for Blakey, Hendred  / Dade, Manley, Lankford / Blakley Family Connections

Note:  John L. "Johnnie" J.P. Powells passed on January 22, 2014. He was the husband of Jacquely P. "Jackie" Blakey: On the Clarence Ollie Blakey Family Connections

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