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


The Blakey / Blakley WHITE Family Connections click here.

Below are the BARTLETT Family Connections

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

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

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

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



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

On Jan 10, 1919 ~ Shedrick BONNER was born. He was the husband of Georgia (ARMSTRONG) BONNER.


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

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


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


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

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

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

 

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


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

January In Remebrance: The DADE Family Connections


In Remembrance

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

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

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

On Jan 4, 1894 ~

Roy DADE was born the son of Pearl and Belle (COTTEN) DADE

On Jan 5, 1912 ~

Aldlene Hiawathia LANKFORD was born the daughter of Louis and Sarah (WRIGHT) LANKFORD.
   

On Jan 6, 1913 ~

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

  On Jan 6, 1918 ~

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

On Jan 6, 1948 ~

Christopher Columbus SMITH passed. He was the husband of Anna Alice (LANKFORD) SMITH.

On Jan 8, 1851 ~ John WASHINGTON was born the son of David and Louisa (DADE)WASHINGTON.
 On Jan 11, 2011 ~ 
Ray HENDRED passed. He was the son of Isaac and Elsie (MARSHALL) HENDRED.


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

On Jan 12, 1906 ~

 Hazel Catherine DADE was born the daughter of Den and Louetta (ROBINSON) DADE.
   

On Jan 14, 1939 ~ Lewis Edges TATE was the born he son of Edgar and Juanita (WASHINGTON) TATE.

On Jan 14, 1975 ~

Den DADE passed. He was the son of Louis N. and Mary (VENOY) DADE.

  On Jan 16, 2007 ~

Geraldine (OVERTON) HENDRED passed. She was the wife of Raymond O. HENDRED.
 

On Jan 17, 1901 ~
Ambrose JACKSON Sr was born. He was husband of Thelma (LANKFORD) JACKSON.

On Jan 18, 1925 ~

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

  On Jan 20, 1882 ~ Louis Adward LANKFORD / LANKFARD. Louis "Add" was the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD. He was also known as Ad Langford when he was a professional baseball player in the Negro League.

On Jan 22, 1905 ~
Arthur L Woods was born. He was the husband of Lurena COBY WOODS.

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

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

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

On Jan 28, 1897 ~

Louis Edward MADISON was born the son of William E. MADISON Sr. and Lula Mae (LANKFORD) MADISON.
 

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

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

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