Kenneth Lasley

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Kenneth Lasley Some of the Beck were mercenaries. Some wound up in /Germany in the 1700s.
Oct 29, 2015 · posted to the photo Susannah Beck Crist
Kenneth Lasley If there is a connection it would have to be a long time ago. My Beck ancestor came from England on the goodship Welcom with William Penn.
Oct 29, 2015 · posted to the photo Susannah Beck Crist
Kenneth Lasley This is an excerpt from a letter of one of my now deceased cousins to another of our cousins. Although it is a serious subject, I can't help laughing about it whenever I am reminded of it. ***** Just tell him I'm dead.******* As you might know, William L Stogsdill, the father of Uncle Melvin and grandpa Harrison, married a lady up in Missouri named Sarah Frances Hartful Albright and when grandpa Harrison was about 7 years old, grandpa William L put Harrison and the youngest son, Albert, on a horse and rode off, leaving Uncle Melvin up in Missouri with his mom. Around 1900, Uncle Melvin helped a man walk a herd of cattle from MO to Franklin, Ark and a year or so later, he heard that a Stogsdill man was working in a sawmill down around Strawberry. Uncle Melvin walked from Franklin to Strawberry and found that it was his brother, Harrison. Uncle Melvin told the tale that he had lived with his Mother in Bolivar, MO until he was 17 years old and then she died. He said that they buried his mother and then he took the trip to Arkansas with the cattle. The point here is that Uncle Melvin (William Melvin) said that their mother died when he was 17 and that was before 1900. I did lots and lots of research up in that Missouri area and could not find one piece of information that would prove that story, no grave, no record of death (although her father, mother, and all brothers and sisters were recorded). Her father was a minister of the gospel and a Justice of the Peace (JP) for Polk County, MO and I believe that when she died, her father would have ensured an appropriate gravesite/headstone as he did with the rest of his family. Anyway, back about a year ago, I was doing some more research of records in Polk County, MO (specifically in the area of Pleasant Hope, MO where the Albrights and our Stogsdill's lived at the time) and I found a probate/will record for a "Sarah Frances H Blevins" (whose birth year was the same as our "Sarah Frances Hardful Albright", but the Blevins lady died in 1908 in Pleasant Hope and left land and money to two daughters (I don't know if she had any son's with the Blevins surname). However, it is my opinion that sometimes prior to 1900, our grandmother, Sarah decided to marry a Mr. Blevins, and she told Uncle Melvin "son, I'm going to get remarried and want to start a new life. Now, you are 17 and old enough to get out on your own. Your dad and brothers are living down in Arkansas, so why don't you go down there and find them" (I can't say that those are the exact words but I believe that something to that effect happened), and then Grandma Sarah probably continued with, "if you find your dad and brothers and they ask about me, just tell them that I am dead". All of our kinfolks back there in Arkansas tell me that Uncle Melvin, Grandpa Harrison and Uncle Albert always refused to talk about their parents and if questioned, they would change the subject or say that they didn't know. Grandpa Clyde tells that same story about our grandparents not talking about their parents. Uncle Albert was alway the strange one though and he was know as "Slick". He supposedly gambled a lot somewhere and he was envolved in trading horses/mules/cattle and was always taking off for lengthy periods of time and when he came back he always said that he had been out to Tucson, AZ and that he stayed at the mens club in the Mason's lodge there. I have checked all the mens clubs in Tucson, Yuma, and Phoenix and none of these places have a record of an Alber Stogsdill staying there, anytime. I believe that Uncle Albert didn't want anyone to know where he was going or doing and since he was living with my grandpa Harrison in Independence County (Batesville area) when Harrison married and shortly thereafter disappeared, I believe that he may have made repeated trips back up to Missouri and stayed with his mom for periods of time.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Stogsdill
Kenneth Lasley I am glad to contribute to our families history. Send me you genealogy and I will add it to mine.
Oct 16, 2015 · posted to the photo Joseph Gibson Lasley and Family
Kenneth Lasley Donnie, The Lasley farm, located in Purdy Missouri, is for sale if you would have an interest
Apr 10, 2015 · posted to the photo Joseph Gibson Lasley and Family
Kenneth Lasley Donnie,, Glad you found the photo of the family. I would be willing to share information about our family.
Apr 10, 2015 · posted to the photo Joseph Gibson Lasley and Family
Kenneth Lasley This is the best information I have gained from reseach William Millsaps b. abt 1679 tyrone Co. Ireland d. May 20, 1760 Stamford, Viginia Thomas Millsaps b. 1702 Armagh, Virginia d. Oct 30,1759 Armagh, Virginia Robert Millsaps b.Aug 24, 1732 Augusta Co., Virginia d. Dec 1793 Randolf Co., NC Jane Millsaps b. Aug 24, 1759 Stanton, Virginia d. Apr 18, 1846 Cocke, TN Jesse Millsaps b. 1768 Randolph Co., NC d. 1840 Monroe Co., NC Martha Jane Millsaps b. 1810 Green Co., TN d. unknown date
Dec 06, 2012 · posted to the photo Jane Millsaps
Kenneth Lasley I am looking for ancestral information for my foster father's ancesters. Could you help? Frederick "Fritz" Grischow Birth: 14 Feb 1844 Germany Death: 16 Feb 1920 Kinfisher,OK Friederike Christine Maria Krumm Birth: 6 Mar 1846 Ludershof,Mecklenburg-Schwerin,Germany Death: Oklahoma Burial: Okarska Cemetery,Oklahoma Sometimes spelled Gruschow or Grueschow. Changed to Grishow in the late 1800s
May 30, 2010 · posted to the photo Robert Henry Gruschow