Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 01:37:30, -0500
From: MUXW50A@prodigy.com ( ALLEY P BLACKFORD)
I'm married to a Blackford. Have searched the web many times for this surname and this is the first time I've found Blackford. I would dearly love to get my husband, Michael, involved in searching his roots and have managed to get him interested enough to ask his mother some questions.
I believe there is a connection somehow with your family and Michael's. The info you have that was supplied by Penny Heathcote Shinsel may link Michael's family to yours. Is it possible for me to contact Penny?
The following is the info I have which is taken from American Biographies, Vol. IV
Charles Elliott, Jr, born in Brooklyn, NY, Oct 6, 1887, son of Charles Elliott and Elizabeth (McCORKLE) Blackford.
Blackford family originally came from England in the early part of the eighteenth century and one of the Blackfords settled in Mendham, NJ. It is from this branch that Mr. Blackford descended.
Married in East Lake, FL, March 4, 1914 to Florence, daughter of Arthur JESSER of Hollis, NY.
He died in White Plains, NY, July 18, 1951.
Charles Elliott, Jr is Michael's grandfather.
I didn't find a connection with your tree except that you have a Blackford coming from England and dying in NJ.....Martin Anthony Blackford. His parents are unknown.
If you have any more info on Martin Anthony would you please share and if possible pass along info on how I may contact Penny Shinsel?
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