Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Making Discoveries As The Journey Continues

Our ancestors left paper trails... etc. on their journey. Many of our ancestors have been forgotten. Only what is remembered and or recorded, lives on. Their descendants are the historians to pass down the family history. My DNA is 73% African American. As for the other 27%, I know very little info about. I thank God for my DNA make up. 

I don't know what got me hooked on wanting to know more about my ancestors.  I would look at old family photos. I would wonder...

This Article began my quest to search for my African American ancestors. It's been interesting along the journey. I made discoveries about this article. I began a search on the information that was written on my father's, side.

I know that we can't know every thing about our ancestors. We have to leave room for mystery. But, with whatever our ancestor left us, should be treasured.

I know that there were some sad things that we read about our relatives. It's with God's grace that we can receive comfort from what we come across. We all struggle and suffer things in life.

 There are good things that our ancestors left with our.  Only if we can go deeper to find out that they left. Where do we start? How do we go about searching?

This Article began my quest to search for my African American ancestors. It's been interesting along the journey. I made discoveries about this article. I began a search on the information that was written some years ago.

Article written in the early 1970's.
Taken from a Iowa newspaper

Oh, how little a searcher can know about their ancestors and come across a gold mine of information while searching for their family connections. It's possible. I have some long lost relatives who have made the family connections. I believe that there are more.

I hope that you will have some interest in where your ancestors came from.  It will take some time in the searching.  It's an adventure as things unfold.  I hope you make the quest to want to know more about your ancestors. The future generations will be thankful that someone took the time to record what they discovered about their ancestors.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you.S.A. Blakley

Monday, January 23, 2017

In Memory of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Louis LANKFORD / LANKFARD: The Two became one on Jan 23, 1873.

Mr. Lewis LANGFORD and Miss Charlotta  DADE 
On January 23, 1873, the two became one.

 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lankford.
Also Known As
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Louis Lankford.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Lankford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Louis Lankfard

       Charlotta's parents, Isaac and Frances
(Ovington) Dade were witnesses to the marriage.
 To this union came 11 children.
James Andrew Lankfard,
*Jennie Lankford,
Lula Mae Lankfard Madison,
Frederick A. Lankfard,
Louis Adward Lankford,
Leo Lankford,
Anna Alice Lankford Smith,
Charles Edward Lankfard,
 Stillborn (daughter) Lankford,
Nymadula Lankfard 
 Isabelle V. Lankford Nickerson and
An Unknown child born about 1900.
 
There are two mysteries  Lankford children.
Isaac Lankford Jr.
*Jennie Lankford
The Unknown child was born about 1900.

 The couple resided in Lewis County in Missouri.
Cities of Canton, Monticello, MO.

They later moved to Kansas City, Missouri and
then to St. Joseph, Missouri about 1889/ 1890. 
They lived in Denver Colorado about 1818 / 1919.
     Charlotta lived in New York 8 months before her passing.
Both Robert and Charlotta were buried in Ashland Cemetery,
 in St. Joseph, Missouri

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January In Remembrance: The BARTLETT Family Connections


In Remembrance
Here are the January In Remembrance: The Blakey Blakley WHITE Family Connections

Below are the BARTLETT Family Connections

 Wade H. PEYTON  Sr. and Sarah (BARTLETT) PEYTON.

On Jan 1, 1929 ~ In Memory of Wade Hampton PEYTON III. He was born the son of Dr. Wade Hampton PEYTON JR. and Katherine (ROBINSON) PEYTON.

On Jan 3, 1907 ~ In Memory of  Gaynell (YOUNGER) CHAMBERLAIN TAYLOR CALIE. She was born the daughter of William YOUNGER and Myrtle (PEYTON) YOUNGER MILLER.

  On Jan 8, 1916. ~ In Memory of  Dr. Wade Hampton PEYTON Jr.  He was passed. He was the son of Wade and Sarah (BARTLETT) PEYTON.

On Jan 21, 1926 ~ In Memory of  Bettie CHAMBERLAIN. She was born the daughter of Wrennie CHAMBERLAIN and  Gaynell (YOUNGER) CHAMBERLAIN TAYLOR CALIE

On Jan 31, 2013 ~ In Memory of Thomas Sarah (PEYTON) FLUDD ANDERSON. She passed. She was the daughter of Wade Hampton PEYTON Jr. and Katherine (ROBINSON) PEYTON. The BARTLETT - PEYTON Family Connections.

Chilton LYLE and Jennie (BARTLETT) - LYLE  

 On Jan 11, 1994 ~ In Memory of Catherine Marie (STRANGE) LYLE . She passed. She was the wife of Faris C. LYLE

On Jan 6, 1961 ~ In Memory of  Nejla LYLE/. She was born the daughter of Faris C. LYLE and Catherine (STRANGE) LYLE.


John BLAKEY-  BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY

 On Jan 3, 1943 ~In Memory of  Rev. Olbrey Pierson BLAKLEY. He passed. He was the son of John (BLAKEY) and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE

On Jan 23, 1915 ~ In Memory of  Hazel V, BLAKLEY. She was born the daughter of John BLAKEY / BLAKLEY and Jennie (BARTLETT) BLAKLEY LYLE. 

On Jan 30, 2012 ~In Memory of  Margaret Ann (FLOYD) BLAKLEY She passed.
She was wife of Richard BLAKLEY.

George ARMSTRONG and Juanita (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG
On Jan 10, 1919 ~ In Memory of Shedrick BONNER. He was born. He was the husband of Georgia (ARMSTRONG) BONNER.

On Jan 20, 1949 ~ In Memory of  Frank Thomas HICK Jr. He was born the son of Frank Thomas  HICK Sr. and Harriett (ARMSTRONG) HICKS.
 

On Jan 27, 1927 ~In Memory of   Mary Ann ARMSTRONG. She was born the daughter of George Thomas ARMSTRONG and Juanita (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG.

On Jan 27, 1966 ~In Memory of  Georgia L. (ARMSTRONG) BONNER She passed. She was the daughter of   George Thomas ARMSTRONG and Juanita (BARTLETT) ARMSTRONG.
 

January In Remebrance: The DADE Family Connections


Some of the Descendants of Isaac DADE and Frances (OVINGTON) DADE

The Branch of Robert and Charlotta DADE) LANKFORD/ LANKFARD

In Jan of 1854 ~
In Memory of  Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD/ LANKFARD. She was believed to have been born. She was the daughter of Isaac and Frances (OVINGTON)

On Jan 4, 1890 ~
In Memory of Charles Edward LANGFORD / LANKFORD. He was born the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.

On Jan 5, 1912 ~
In Memory of  Aldlene Hiawathia LANKFORD. She was born the daughter of Louis and Sarah (WRIGHT) LANKFORD.

On Jan 6, 1948 ~
In Memory of  Christopher Columbus SMITH He passed. He was the husband of Anna Alice (LANKFORD) SMITH.


On Jan 12, 1902 ~
In Memory of Thelma Rowena (LANKFORD) JACKSON. She was born the daughter of Louis (Add) LANKFORD and Leola (PETERSON).

On Jan 17, 1901 ~

In Memory of Ambrose JACKSON Sr. He was born. He was husband of Thelma (LANKFORD) JACKSON.


 On Jan 18, 1925 ~

In Memory of  Thelma Marie JACKSON. She passed. She was the daughter of Ambrose Sr. and Thelma (LANKFORD) JACKSON

On Jan 20, 1897 ~
In Memory of  Louis Edward MADISON. He was born the son of William E. MADISON Sr. and Lula Mae (LANKFORD) MADISON.

On Jan 27, 1926 ~
 In Memory of  Addison  Edward "Ad" LANKFORD. He was born the son of Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD. 
 
 

On Jan 28, 1878 ~
In Memory of  Frederick A. LANKFARD. He was born the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD


On Jan 30, 1958 ~
In Memory of Christina Marie JOHNSON. She was born the daughter of Rev Aile JOHNSON and Sarah (LANKFORD) JOHNSON.

The Branch of David and Louisa (DADE) WASHINGTON

 On Jan 1, 1918 ~ In Memory of  Durwood HENDRED. He was born the son of Isaac and Elsie (MARSHALL)

On Jan 6, 1918 ~

In Memory of  Thomas Elmer HENDRED. He was born the son of George and Anna (ROBINSON) HENDRED.

  
On Jan 8, 1851 ~
In Memory of  John WASHINGTON. He was born the son of David and Louisa (DADE)WASHINGTON.

On Jan 11, 2011 ~ In Memory of  Ray HENDRED. He passed. He was the son of Isaac and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDRED

On Jan 16, 2007 ~

In Memory of  Geraldine (OVERTON) HENDRED . She passed. She was the wife of Raymond O. HENDRED.
 
  On Jan 22, 1905 ~ In Memory of Arthur L WOODS. He was born. He was the husband of Lurena COBY WOODS.

On Jan 28, 1856 ~
In Memory of  Isaac WASHINGTON. He was born the son of David WASHINGTON and Louisa (DADE) WASHINGTON. Isaac passed on January 26, 1943.


The Branch of Louis and Mary (VENOY) DADE

  On Jan 4, 1894 ~
In Memory of Roy DADE. He was born the son of  Mary Bell DADE.

On Jan 6, 1913 ~

In Memory of Frances Ophelia (HOLDER) DADE. She was born. She was the wife of Louis "Louie" DADE.

On Jan 12, 1906 ~

 In Memory of Hazel Catherine (DADE) KING. She was born the daughter of Den and Louetta (ROBINSON) DADE.

 
On Jan 14, 1975 ~
In Memory of Nora Noah /  Den DADE . He passed. He was the son of Louis N. and Mary (VENOY) DADE.

Greetings! Happy Twenty Seventeen!

Welcome to another New Year!  We have a fresh new beginning. Where will we start?

I plan to review some of what I've discovered over the years. I have a lot. Some things, I forgot that I have. There are things I have to update and make some corrections.

It takes time and a lot of patience to explore family history. We all have a story to share. Know one knows your story as well as you do.  We have to want to share what we know about our ancestors.  I hope people will share.

I wish you the best of 2017.
If you haven't searched your search for your family history, I hope you do.
Start with what you know... asked family members what they know.
Family history is an adventure to journey through.
It's takes a lifetime to do.
And one person can't do it all.

Thanks for reading.
God Bless you.
S. A. Blakley