Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Isaac and Rachel Blakey Family Connections : Jordan Blakey:

This is a repost with some updates.  Jordan Blakey: Who Was He?  I have made some new discoveries on him during 2014. I hope someone sees some family connections. Happy Reading!

Jordan BLAKEY was born with a twin sister, Julia BLAKEY on March 1, 1878 in Jackson, Hinds County in Mississippi. Their parents were Isaac BLAKEY and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY. Jordan was one of 18 children of Isaac and Rachel.

 Jordan wasn't listed on the 1880 or 1900 census with his Grandmother, Julia WHITE and his parents . What appears unusual on the 1880 census was that his twin Julia was listed as age 4, born about 1876.

On the 1880 there was another child. I was wondering if the 2nd Henry, age 2, could have been Jordan., born in 1878.  Wonder why, Jordan wasn't listed on both of those census. And for 1900, Jordan would have been about 22. He could have been married.

According to 1910 Missouri census and records Jordan was listed as a farmer. He was married to Lizzie ?. The year of marriage could have been about 1903 or 1906.   Lizzie was born about 1882. She passed on between 1910 - 1915. Not for sure if she passed in Missouri or South Dakota.
According to the 1915 South Dakota census, Jordan moved to there about 1911.  He married to Flora BENTLEY on Oct 20, 1915 in Yankton, South Dakota. Here is their wedding announcement

On the 1920 census, Jordan was listed at Township 93, Yankton, South Dakota
He was listed as a farmer, listed with Flora. On their marriage record in 1915, Jordan was listed as a widower. Flora were listed as a widow. 
Jordan and Flora were only listed on the 1920 census together.  They divorced. Jordan had at least 3 children by Flora.  Clarence Ollie Blakey,  Laura B. Blakey  and Vern M. Blakey. Jordan and Flora were married at least 5 to 8 years...divorced around 1921 - 1925 

As I continue to search for Jordan, I came across more info that I wasn't sure of. I have tried to piece together and make the connections with things that I've been finding. I searched the census records, city directors and whatever info that I could.

I have connected one descendant of Clarence Ollie Blakey. And other one on from Verna M. Blakey. I'm thankful for what they have shared with me. And I 'm hoping to find more on Jordan's family.

          On the 1930 census, Jordan was in Alliance, Box Butte, Nebraska.
He was employed as labor for the railroad. He was 52  ... listed with wife Ruby who was born about 1896 (IN ).

I believe that this is the correct Jordan.  He was 25 when he 1st married to Lizzie about 1906. He was married to Flora in 1915. Ruby was 19 when she 1st married. Don't know the year when she married Jordan.

Jordan and his 3rd wife Rubenia "Ruby" moved to Ann Arbor Michigan. That could have been sometime between 1930 and 1935. They remind there until their death.

On the 1940 census Jordan was listed  with his wife, Rubenia ...Clarence Etchison and William B. Clark on 910 Green Street

 Jordan BLAKEY's 2nd wife Flora LAWRENCE was with a list of Flora's children with the BLAKEY surname: Clarence and Verna were born in SD. The others in CA.

Clarence Ollie BLAKEY (1920 - 1988)
Clarence married Zenolia HARVARD
Had about 10  children

Laura B. BLAKEY (1921 - 1939)
Laura passed on while a teenage.

Verna M. BLAKEY (1923 - 1983)
She married Lester Martin WILLIAMS and later divorced in 1946.
Verna had a son with the DELAHOUSSAYE surname.

Vernon L. Blakey ? Not for sure, this could have been Verna.

Thomas J. "Tom" BLAKEY (1930 - 2013)
Thomas was married twice.
Etta Mae GRIFFIN and Lillie Elizabeth SIMPSON

Flora Stella BLAKEY (1933 - 1976)
Flora was married Walter C. ROSE on June 23, 1950.
Flora married Cleveland Christopher GREENE on October 9, 1953.
and had children with the GREENE Surname.

Baby Girl BLAKEY (1935 - 1935) She was stillborn.

I haven't found any additional info on  Jordan BLAKEY and Flora (LAWRENCE) BLAKEY. They did have descendants. I hope someone will see a connection with The  LAWRENCE - BLAKEY Family Connections

Here's an article mentioning about Jordan's 57th birthday.

Thanks for reading,

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