Monday, August 31, 2015

Tracing The LANKFORD / LANKFARD Family Surname: Through James

Was his name, James Andrew Lankford?
James Andrew LANKFARD? Or both?

James was the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.
He was their first born son, on October 26, 1874, in Monticello, Missouri. 
His year of birth could have been in 1873.

According to city directories, his surname varied from
 Lankford, Langford and Lankfard.
He was first listed on the 1894 city directory with the LANGFORD surname.
and 1894 - 1897 with the surname LANKFORD.
In 1898 he was listed with both the LANKFARD and LANKFORD surname.

James on the census records:
1880: Wasn't listed

According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
His name was James Andrew LANKFARD in the year 1943.
So which surname was the one for James?
Here's an excellent example.
 I noted it when I first read it. You should too.

This post card written on Feb 1, 1910. It was addressed to Mrs. Sallie J. LANKFARD. 
The sender was Louis "Add" LANKFARD, Sallie's brother in law.
Subject was on Sam LANGFORD, the boxer.

I haven't found any Lankfard family connections with Sam Langford.
According to the WWI draft registration signature:
James signed his name as James Andrew LANKFARD.
According to his death record the informant, stated his name as
 James Andrew LANKFORD.
In his obituary, surname spelled LANKFORD.
I believe that James' surname was spelled LANKFARD. Yes, there were other records with his surname LANKFORD.  I'm going by how James signed his surname on documents and how his sibling spelled the surname on the post card. And it was spelled LANKFARD.
(1874 - 1957)
James "Jim" Andrew LANKFARD
James was my Great Uncle.
Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Father's Early School Days

This blog info was taken for my entry date July 5, 1982.

My dad told me that he used to walk 5 miles to school.
He got up at about 5am. There were 5 blacks in school.
There was about 20 people in all.

The teacher eat a lot, made them work, read out loud.
My father mentioned that the teacher had a ball "of hair" on her head.

They had to bring their own lunch, if your didn't, you wouldn't to eat.
The school was from 8 am to 3 pm.
Some thoughts:
I can't recall which school my dad said he went too.
There were only 5 blacks in this class...
This was well before desegregation.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tracing The Lankford / Lankfard Surname

I'm working on some blogs on the Lankford / Lankfard Family Connections. I'm comparing how each family member in the Robert and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard branch spelled their family surname. The first time I was aware of the different spellings, was on tombstones.
 Tombstone in Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Tombstones in Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri
Over the years, I review on some documents on my Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD family. Recently, I was reviewing some new info. And I come up with this conclusion.  I believe at one point, the family began to spell their surname LANKFARD.

I don't know if the LANKFARD family choose this surname. Or if they discovered that the family spelt it that way. The first recording of surname the LANKFARD spelling, that I have come across, was in the St. Joseph, Missouri City Directory in 1898.  The first document with the LANKFORD spelling was on Lewis LANKFORD and Miss Charlotta DADE's marriage license in 1873.

I have found some documents on the surname spelling. I had been searching records on how some of the Lankfard siblings signed their surnames. There are documents from marriage licenses, U.S. WW I Draft Registration: 1917 - 1918, WW II Draft Registrations: 1942, Post Cards, 1908 / 1910.

There were other records: the City directories: 1880's - 1900's, Tombstones, Newspaper Advertisements, some censuses and the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. The surname was spelled LANKFARD in most cases. 
 Here are some of the blogs that I'm working on.  
Tracing The LANKFARD surnames through the Siblings
James Andrew LANKFARD
Frederick A. LANKFARD
Charles Edward LANKFARD 
Louis Adward LANKFARD

 I honor both spelling. My linage spelling is LANKFORD. But, I believe most of the earlier family spell their surname LANKFARD. Somehow the LANKFORD spelling stood out.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Don't Be Too Busy

Notes from Friday, 01 December 2006

Don't Be Too Busy

Brother #1 called today. Some of us call him "Davy". He goes by his real name, David which he was named after our father. Yeah, we are from the seed of David. More like a tribe of David.

My brother "Davy" ask if I was busy and if I had "a minute". He called to see how all of us were doing. Some how the conversation got to what one of our uncles said to "Davy". This uncle was our mother's brother, "Ad".

Yeah, coming from a large family, nicknames are a must. A lot of same names. I always remember calling this uncle just "Ad". "Ad" was "Ad". "Davy" said he was in town one day and "Ad" saw him outside by our house.

Back in those days, our block was mostly kin folks. Grandma, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers, sisters and even In laws living within seeing distant. Our mother was one of eleven children.

Back to "Ad", "Ad" saw "Davy" with a cooler. So when "Ad" saw the cooler he spoke this words to "Davy". "Do you have any cool ones in there".

When my brother told me this I had to write this down in my Family Famous Quote Book. I listen to how my siblings talk. Some of the things they say catch my ears. I have been writing some of the funny sayings down in my journal quote book.

"Do you have any cool ones in there" "Ad" said. He was talking about something to drink drink. Not water or soda pop that was in "Davy's" cooler. "Davy" said he will never forget the look on Uncle "Ad" face. He was not to pleased with what he saw in that cooler.

You know what, I was busy when my brother called me. But I decided to make the time to talk to him. Seizing the time at that very moment. I would not have come across this saying to ADD to my family's famous quote book.

I even found out that "Davy" and his wife got another cat. Their son "Ed", short for Edward cat ran off. So "Ed" got them another cat for them to watch.

We come from a family that love DOGS. Well, there is a few cat lovers. By the way the phone call lasted about twenty minutes. We are doing good!

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Treasures: Jennie / Geneva (Bartlett) Blakley Lyles

Entry date: June 27, 1981

Notes: Grandmother on father's side... said to have died at age 41 years old. She had a number of children (20). Some were twins which died at birth.  She (Jennie) had to work odd care for her family.

I've done some research on my Grandma Jennie.
I have searched the censuses, city directories, children's birth and death records and so forth. I was trying to find documents of Jennie's children. Here's some info I have discovered over the years. She came from a large family.

She went by Jennie. But, I have seen a few records mentioning her as Jeneva / Geneva. She was believe to have been born in May of 1883 to Elias and Harriett Bartlett in Carrolton, Missouri.  Her first husband was John Blakey / Blakley. They were married from 1902 to 1918.

Jennie became a widow. Her 2nd husband was Chilton Lyle / Lyles. They were married from 1920 - 1926. Jennie passed in December 29, 1926 at the age of 43.

My mother's mother Mary was a friend of Jennie. They were neighbors. Their children went to school together. And two of Mary's daughters would married into the Blakley family. From what my mother told me; from what her mother told her; Mrs. Blakley (Lyles) had 20 children.

I have come across records of all but three of her children. Jennie did have twin daughters. Some of Jennie's children died as infants. Only one known stillborn daughter.  Here's the order of birth of Jennie's children with the surnames spelled on birth or death records.

 Children born from 1902 to 1917
  Father: John Blakey / Blakley
 1.  Stillborn girl Blakey
 2.  Edna Blakley 
 3.  John Blakley Jr.  
 4.  Isaac Blakley 
Paul Blakley
 6.  Cecil Blakey  (female)
 7.  Juanita / Wanita Blakey
 8.  Mary Jane (Blakley) Richardson
 9.  Olbery Pierson Blakley
10. David W. Blakley

11. Hazel V. Blakley
12. Baby Boy Blakley
Children born 1920 - 1925
Father: Chilton Lyle / Lyles
13 Doris LYLES
14. Dorothy LYLES (Twin of Doris)
15 Faris Chilton LYLE 
16. Geneva (LYLE)  Jones
17. Edgar LYLE 

I was thinking.
I believe that my Grandmother Jennie did have 20 children. And that she told my Grandmother Mary... It could have been that Jennie had miscarriages. Or her 3 other children's death wasn't recorded.
(I found some of Jennie's children's birth or death recorded before 1909. I checked the index for births and death before 1909 at the city library.... )
It's sad to see that only 9 of Jennie's children lived to be at least 18. The others 11 lived less than a year:  from a stillborn, two days old, 6 to 11 months.
Jennie's child who lived the longest was Mary Blakley Richardson at age 89. She passed 2 months before her 90th birthday in 2001. Jennie's last surviving child, Faris C. Lyle lived to be 84. He passed on Feb 1, 2008.

 In Remembrance of my Grandmother Jennie.

Thank for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mystery: Who Could Have Been The Children In This Photo?

I was looking through some photos. I came across this one.
 I was wondering. Who were the children in the photo? I've been thinking. 

The man in this photo has been idenified as Frederick A. Lankfard.
He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard.
 I don't think my Great Uncle Fred had any children. He may have step children. These children could have been his step grandchildren. Or perhaps some of his siblings' children; nephews, niece or his cousins.

I have another photo that looks like the some background. Fred appears to have on the same shirt. pants and shoes. He was wearing a hat and tie in the other photo. I'll share that photo in another blog.

This is just a thought:
I  don't know why.  I think that they could have been Fred's sister, Isabella Nickerson's children. Fred was born in 1878. Isabella's children were born between 1921 - 1938. Fred appears older in this photo. The photo could have been taken in the mid 1930's. or 1940's.

I can't recall where I go this photo. I could have gotten it from my mother. Or it was found with some photos in my Grandmother's home in 1976.

Hope someone can identify these children.

Thanks for reading,
S. A. Blakley

Saturday, August 15, 2015

An Assumption Of The Life of Julia White: Repost With Updates

I've been thinking about my father', father's, father's mother. I can only imagine who she was. I have made a lot of discoveries on her.  I found out her name through my Great Grandfather, Isaac Blakey's death record.

Her name was Julia White. She was most likely born into slavery in Virginia. Her parents were born in VA. Julia was the wife of Andrew /Andre White. Andrew who was born between 1810 - 1813 in Virginia.

What have I discovered about Julia WHITE?

As I've traced Julia through her slave-owners from Virginia, Julia was in Missouri about 1836.
Her name was either Julia or Julian (FINNEY) WHITE. 

Oral history states that she and her children came on a ship from Africa.
I found no evidence of that...
Census records states Julia was born in Virginia (between 1818 to 1820)
Her slave owners came from Orange and Middlesex County Virginia

Julia was most likely with her slave holders Frances (WHITE) BLAKEY
and her husband John BLAKEY around 1835.
She could have been a wedding gift to the Blakeys from Frances' father.
The slave holders resided  in Forest Green MO, Chariton  / Howard County in MO
The BLAKEY / WHITE slave family was divided in 1858 - 1861.
The mother, Julia and her son, Isaac were the last sold. And they went south.
Oral History states, Natchez, Mississippi

Julia could have remarried after slavery. But most likely didn't.
She was listed as a widow in the 1880 MO census.
Don't know how long she was married to Andrew White during slavery.
Or if  Julia and Andrew re united after slavery.
Andrew was with the slave family in March of 1858.

These slaves were believed to have been a family.
The father Andrew and the mother Julia.

Discovery while searching for the name of the mother:
Majority of Julia's known children didn't name their children after her.
This might mean that the children did not know her or their father.
The family was separated...the father passed when some where young.

Julia had about 11 to 13 children born between 1840 - 1866
There could have been more than one father.
One of Julia's children was born in VA.
On 1880 Julia had a granddaughter named Rebecca White.
Rebecca was born in MO and her parents were born in VA.

Names listed on children's death record.
On three children's death record state Andrew White as father.
On John White's death record Julia White as his mother.
On Isaac Blakey's death record Andrew White was listed.
On Spencer White's death record Andre White and Julia Finney were listed.

On Richard White's death record parents unknown
No death record found on Martha / Mattie White
The other children death records not found.

Julia WHITE was listed on the 1880 MO Census as a widow. The year of her death is not known...It may have been in the 1880's. Oral History states that she died and was buried in Forest Green, MO.
The First Baptist Church in Forest Green, Missouri would have been where the family gathered as the church. The cemetery is near far from the church.

There is a possibility that Julia and Andrew had family connections in MO.

There was family with the White surname that lived next door to Julia White.
In Howard County MO on the 1880 Census record.
Isaac  White                                      
Chariton, Howard, MO   abt 1800  Virginia   (Self) (Head)

Andrew White    Isaac, Laura              
Chariton, Howard, MO   abt 1850   Missouri  (Son)

Laura White       Andrew, Laura    
Chariton, Howard, MO   abt 1855   Missouri  (Andrew's Wife)

Mariah White     Andrew, Laura
      Chariton, Howard, MO   abt 1874   Missouri  (Daughter)

July A. White     Andrew, Laura   
 Chariton,  Howard, MO  abt 1876    Missouri   (Daughter)

Isaac White        Isaac                       
Chariton, Howard, MO   abt 1878     Missouri  (Son)

The names are similar:
Perhaps Isaac White born in 1800 was a brother of Andrew born in 1810
This Isaac wasn't old enough to be Andrew's father.

Other names....
Andrew White
Laura White
Mariah White
July A
Isaac White

Do you see any Family Connections?
Or can add to this blog?

This blog was written on Aug 10, 2007.
I made some corrections and updates on Dec 3, 2009.
And again in July and August of 2015

Thanks for reading,
S.A. Blakley

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday's Treasures: My Dad Saw "Petty Boy" Floyd

Photo of my father.
It's the oldest photo I have of him.
I don't know he old he was in this photo.
Entry dated Feb 4, 1985:
My father was speaking to me about where he worked as a janitor in St. Joseph, Missouri.  And one day while he was working, he said he saw "Petty Boy" Floyd. My father was working in an apartment house on 22 St in the early 1930's.

I asked my father, was he for sure that the man he saw was Petty Boy Floyd? My father raised his voice and said, "YES!" He said he knew what "Pretty Boy" Floyd looked like! He said he recognized him by the newspapers. My father convinced me that the man he saw was "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

I did google about "Petty Boy" Floyd.  His hang outs were in the Missouri area. There were rumors that Floyd was in St. Joseph, Missouri. ?? Well, according to my father, it appears that Mr. Charles Arthur Floyd made his way to Joetown, MO one day. 

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday's Mystery: Matt White And The Great Grandmother

I've been searching for info on my slavery Blakey / White Family Connections for years. And through the years, I have found some info. I believe that there's more waiting to be discovered.

 In the beginning of my search,  I knew just little about my family connections.  Back in the mid 1970's, I became interested in my family history after reading an article. It was entitle: Slavery Descendants To Have First Reunion.  

The above sections of the article is speaking of the family living in Forest Green, Missouri.
The family surname was WHITE. One of the children took the BLAKEY surname.
 Who was Matt White?  Matt was my Great Grandfather's Isaac Blakey's sister.  Her real name was Martha White.  Matt or Mattie was her nickname. The article stated that Matt White never married. I haven't found any record of her marrying.

Who was the Great Grandmother? I'm not for sure who the writer of the article was speaking of. The person or people being interviewed could have been speaking of their Great Grandmother. The mother's name wasn't mentioned in this article dated circa 1970.

 In 2015, I made the discovery the mother mentioned in this article was  my Great Grandfather's mother, Julia (Finney) White. She would have been the Great Grandmother who was buried in Forest Green, Missouri.

Monday's Mystery:
I can't locate Mattie White's death record. There were two relatives stating that she passed in Forest Green, Missouri in the 1940's.. I though maybe Mattie passed on in another state. Or perhaps Mattie or Martha wasn't her first name. Also she could have married.

I did make a lot of discoveries on Mattie. She did have off springs.  I have spoken with someone who knew her. He doesn't recall Mattie being married. But knew she had a daughter named Bob Ella Bentley.

If you like to read what I have discovered on Mattie, click on The Julia White Connection: The Assumption Of The Life Of Mattie White    I need to update some of Martha White Family Connections. I hope some of Mattie's descendants will come across this blog.

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My Father's Step Father, Chilton Lyles

In Remembrance of Chilton Lyles: My Step-Grandpa

Tuesday's Treasure:
This entry was  dated on  April 28, 1980. And on this day, I was speaking with my father. He was sharing  with me some things about his step father, Chilton Lyles.

My dad said, Mr. Lyles was from Troy, Kansas. And that his mother, (my father's mother, Jennie (Bartlett) Blakley Lyles) and his step father lived in the house where  my father's brother in law, Addison "Ad" Lankford use to live. It was a green house on Locust.

Mr. Lyles had some chickens etc...people stole some of them. The Lyles lived where the old Sears and Roebuck store use to be. My father's mother passed in her home. Mr. Lyles died on his farm in Troy, Kansas.
Some research: The Chilton Lyles Family Connections
I've been searching for info on Chilton Lyles. In the beginning, I couldn't find much on him. But, through the years, I've been coming across some things. According to the censuses, city directories and the Lyles children's' birth and or death records, I can assume the following.

Chilton Lyle was born about 1874 in Missouri. Another source states he was born about 1884. Another source states he was born in Kansas.  As I was searching, I noticed that his first name was spelled three ways; Chelton, Clinton or Chilton.

I believe he spelled his name Chilton. As for his surname it was spelled LYLE and LYLES. But, I'm not for sure which was the correct spelling.  I have come across his surname spelled as LYLES than LYLE.
This is Chelton / Chilton LYLES' name. I'm not for sure if it's his signature.
I don't know when Chilton married Jennie (Bartlett) Blakley. It could have been about 1919 or 1920. My father was about 7 or 8.  Jennie passed on in 1926. I have not located Chilton's death record. The last time he was listed in   Troy, Kansas' City directory on March 1, 1948. Perhaps 1948  or 1949 was the year he passed.
When Chilton passed away, my father said Mr. Lyles had a will. He left one of his guns to my father. However, he never received it.

I'm not for sure where Mr. Lyles  was laid to rest. He could have been buried in Troy, KS, Wathena, Kansas or White Cloud, Kansas. On the 1940 census he was living in Center, Doniphan, Kansas. Chilton was listed as single and was unable to work.

I'm not for sure, but I may have come across Chilton listed with his father, siblings or sons with the LYLES surname. I came across a Chilton LYLES with others in the same house in St. Joseph, Missouri as F. Chilton LYLES, Isaac LYLES,  and John LYLES. On another city directory, there was a Chilton LYLES,  Farris LYLES, Gilbert LYLES and John LYLES in the same household in Kansas City.

I hope to find more clues on my Lyles Family Connections. Also, I need to update some of my findings on  the Jennie (Bartlett) Blakley Lyles Family Connection. I have made some more discoveries.  I've over looked . My journey continues.

Tuesday's Treasure:
Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday's Mystery: What's In A Name? Common Names:

There are many same name relatives on the Lankford / Lankfard Family Connections.
Robert Louis / Lewis Lankford / Lankfard,
Leo Lankford
Charles Lankford
Louis Lankford
Daniel Lankford
Frederick Lankford
and the list goes on.

Below are photos of some common name relatives.
I wondered.

The Lankford: Same Names:
Common middle names Adward / Edward.
Louis "Add" Adward Lankford,
son of Robert and Charlotta  (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard.

Addison "Ad" Edward Lankford,
son of Leo and Mary (Allen) Lankford / Lankfard

Charles "Charlie" Edward Lankford,
son of Robert and Charlotta  (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard.

Monday Mystery:
What's In A Name?
Addison and Edward
Who was Adward / Edward?

Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

Saturday, August 1, 2015

On The Family Connection Journey

Happy August!

I'm coming along on my quest to discover more on my family connections.
It's interesting to come back over things.
As I look back, I wasn't aware of the clues that I keep following.

Those clues led me to other things that I wasn't looking for.
God is amazing.
I couldn't have gotten where I am now without Him.
Thank You, Jesus!

Here is the list of In Remembrance: In Family History: August

I hope that you find some family connections
Happy Searching!

Thanks for reading.
S. A. Blakley

Here's some of what I discovered in August of 2014.NOTES at the top of calendar


Write: Seeking info: FAMILY CONNECTIONS:
William BARTLETT of Carrolton Missouri
Yankton, South Dakota  Cemeteries BLAKEY

Do: Don't Forget! A thought:
Was the BENTLY's Cemetery re named to Hoffman Cemetery in Forest Green Missouri?

List BLAKEYs in Yankton, South Dakota Cemetery by numbers 690 - 702.
Note which ones were related.

NOTE on South Dakota Cemetery

Re read article
Lena Sarah JOHNSON married Tugg WILSON on April 15, 1914.

Questions that came to thinking.
Why where the couple married in Kansas City, Missouri?
The wedding was at Lena's sister's house in K.C.

Notice that Lena's parents weren't listed in her wedding.
Did they pass on?  When? Where?
A clue to when did Sarah Anna LANKFORD JOHNSON passed
Between 1910 - 1914

Who attended the wedding?
Mr. and Mrs. WYNNE
Mr.  Chas TAYLOR
Mr. and Mrs. SMITHAccording to another news article.
Lena was related to Mrs. SMITH.

Note from city directory
Sarah Ann LANKFORD JOHNSON lived with Lena S. JOHNSON in 1910

Wesley Z. JOHNSON passed in April of 1920.

Made list of BLAKEY in South Dakota Cemeteries
Comparing some things

Added Memorials on Find A Grave
Henry   1929
Baby     1971
Baby     1929

Copied Family Connections Posing on BARTLETT
Found some interesting info
Jordan BLAKEY birth record or ?
Born March 1, 1878 in MS
Father: Isaac BLAKEY
Mother:  Rachel Louisiana JACKSON

Found info not for sure if related
Mary WHITE married a Abraham HARRIS
Searching leads from Randolph County MO
Spencer WHITE who married Fannie
Fannie's daughter Emily HANNAH who married Louis DADE

Located obituary: Death announcement MO 1916
Mrs. Rachel BLAKEY
1883 became a Christian
Attended 1st Baptist Church in Forest Green, MO

Came across names:
JACKSON was a hairdresser

Continued to search old newspapers online

Came across info on Isaac BLAKEY
Pension for $6 a month ; Plus back pay of ? 649.40
Not for sure if the 6 was a $ O49.40

Searched for Rev W. H. DAVIS
Came across these names
Minnie WHITE wife of RW WHITE

Continue to search old news papers
Chariton Missouri

Added Carol LEFFLER's Memorial on Find A Grave

Found in newspaper
Sept 1900 marriage license
Isaac BLAKEY and Maggie WILLIAMS

Came across info on
Jefferson BLAKEY who married Susie E GAUX in TX

Found info
Bert W. JOHNSON b 1878 d. 1926 in Iowa, Dickson County

Armstrong MO
? Dab HOUSTON year 1891
Jap HAYES year 1901
Rev Ollie Green year 1903 land and 1891

Found notice of Charles R. WILLER passing June 26, 2014
He married Sandra MOEN had a daughter Mariah Jane.

Found info
Ernest Edward WILLIAMS
He married Charlotte MADISON WILLIAMS

Added to family connections

Came across Michael A. BLAKEY's tombstone on Find A Grave

? Ruth C. WESTON gravesite not for sure if correct one.

Received DNA kit

Searching newspapers
Found articles on former slave-owner's' heirs


Add more memorials to Find A Grave
Stella Maryann KEMP HARPER

Found R.H. HARPER memorial on Find A Grave

Searching for DADE Family Connections
Came across some but not for sure if related

Found obituary of Paul A. WEST died 2012

Activated DNA Test
Found info
Edward L. STEWART 1934-2008
He married Veta Mae MANLEY STWEART in 2001

Found info

Jordan BLAKEY born in Jackson MS
WWII info born March 4, 1878
Signed his mark as a cross for x
Listed in Michigan in 1942
Mrs. Jordan BLAKEY

Came across more info searching old newspapers
Info of Andrew WHITE trouble with the law. photos
Photo of Carrie BLAKEY
school photo

Paul A. WEST born 1970.

Cousin called sharing some family info
Sharon HAYES THOMPSON 1936-2014
daughter of Richard HAYES and Willine FREEMAN HAYES
Sharon's husband Cleman THOMPSON


Found on Find A Grave

Called two cousins