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Surname Saturday #22: Blaylock

The Blaylock's are an old colonial family, originally from Northern England, that settled in Accomack County, Virginia in the early 1600's. They eventually migrated out of Virginia, into North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and finally Mississippi. Also, the name seems to have changed twice. Here is what I know:

1. Zilpha Azalene Blaylock
b. abt 1852, Carroll County, Mississippi
d. 11 Aug 1895, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m1. Joseph Wney Vance; abt 1871, Carroll County, Mississippi
m2. Jesse C. Bennett; Jan 1884, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Minnie Josephine Vance, b. 03 Aug 1872, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Thomas Jefferson Vance, b. 03 Oct 1875, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Lennie Fern Bennett, b. abt 1885, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Elmer Bennett, b. abt 1887, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Trotter Bennett, b. abt 1890, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Vancy Verline Bennett, b. 29 May 1894, Montgomery County, Mississippi

2. Daniel Thomas Blaylock
b. 03 Apr 1829, Lawrence County, Mississippi
d. 09 Oct 1889, Shiloh, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m. Lydia "Liddy" Bennett; 06 Sep 1849, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Alexander Washington Blaylock, b. 17 Apr 1850, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Zilpha Azalene Blaylock, (above)
*Margaret Saphronia Blaylock, b. 30 Apr 1854, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Maggie Angeline Blaylock, b. 1855, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Benjamin Franklin Blaylock, b. 20 Mar 1856, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Thomas Daniel Blaylock, b. 17 Sep 1860, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Walter Blaylock, b. 1862, Carroll County, Mississippi
*William Mason Blaylock, b. 13 Sep 1864, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Virginia Blaylock, b. Jun 1866, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Stillborn child, b. & d. 1869, Carroll County, Mississippi

3. Levi Benjamin Blaylock
b. 23 Mar 1795, Barnwell County, South Carolina
d. 27 Jul 1881, "Old Homestead", Montgomery County, Mississippi
m. Sarah Tyler; 14 Mar 1812, South Carolina
*Nancy Blaylock, b. 15 Jan 1813, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Richard Blaylock, b. 04 Jun 1815, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*George Blaylock, b. 1816, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Elizabeth Blalock, b. 10 Dec 1817, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Cyena Blaylock, b. 21 Apr 1820, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Cyrena Blaylock, b. 21 Apr 1820, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Millington Blaylock, b. 04 Jul 1822, Lawrence County, Mississippi
*John Simpson Blaylock, b. 15 Nov 1826, Lawrence County, Mississippi
*Daniel Thomas Blaylock, (above)
*William Mason Blaylock, b. 29 May 1831, Lawrence County, Mississippi
*Martha Blaylock, b. 04 Oct 1833, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Louisa Blalock, 29 May 1838, Carroll County, Mississippi

4. Hardin Blaylock, Sr.
b. abt 1771, Barnwell County, South Carolina
d. Feb 1822, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
m. Mason Long; 1791, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Hardin Blaylock, Jr., b. abt 1793, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Elizabeth Blaylock, b. 14 Mar 1794, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Levi Benjamin Blaylock, (above)
*Sarah "Sally" Blaylock, b. abt 1795, Barnwell County, South Carolina

5. Richard Blalock, Jr.
b. 16 Mar 1748, Albemarle County, Virginia
d. 1818/1820, Barnwell County, South Carolina
m. Sarah Wade; date unknown
*Richard Blalock, III, b. abt 1770, Orangeburg, South Carolina
*Hardin Blaylock, Sr., b. abt 1771, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*John Blalock, b. abt 1777, Barnwell County, South Carolina

6. Richard Blalock, Sr.
b. abt 1722, Louisa, Hanover County, Virginia
d. abt 1805, Cumberland County, North Carolina
m. Rachel Harden/Hardin; abt 1745, North Carolina
*Richard Blalock, Jr., (above)
*Charles Blalock, b. abt 1748, Albemarle County, Virginia
*William Blalock, b. abt 1750, Albemarle County, Virginia
*Anne Blalock, b. abt 1754-1760, Cumberland County, North Carolina
*Hardy Blalock, b. abt 1766, Cumberland County, North Carolina

7. John William Blalock, Sr.
b. abt 1671, Accomack County, Virginia
d. abt 1745, Louisa, Hanover County, Virginia
m. Elizabeth Millington; abt 1698, Virginia
*John William Blalock, b. abt 1704, Hanover County, Virginia
*Millington Blalock, b. abt 1711, Hanover County, Virginia
*Elizabeth Blalock, b. abt 1712, Hanover County, Virginia
*Anne Blalock, b. abt 1714, Hanover County, Virginia
*William Blalock, b. abt 1716, Hanover County, Virginia
*Richard Blalock, Sr., (above)
*David Blalock, b. abt 1724, Hanover County, Virginia
*Elizabeth Blalock, b. abt 1725, Hanover County, Virginia

8. Thomas Blalock, III
b. abt 1628, Accomack County, Virginia
d. abt 1677, Accomack County, Virginia
m. Anne Christian Scott; abt 1668, Accomack County, Virginia
*Charles Richard Blalock, b. abt 1669, Accomack County, Virginia
*John William Blalock, Sr., (above)
*Anne Blalock, b. abt 1673, Accomack County, Virginia

9. Thomas Blalock, Jr.
b. abt 1581, York, Yorkshire, England
d. abt 1660, Accomack County, Virginia
m. Rachel; abt 1627, Accomack County, Virginia
*Thomas Blalock, (above)
*Rachel Blalock, b. abt 1629, Accomack County, Virginia
*William Blalock, b. abt 1631, Accomack County, Virginia
*John William Blalock, b. abt 1632, Accomack County, Virginia

10. Thomas Blalocke, Sr.
b. abt 1557, England
d. 1582, Carlisle, Cumbria, England
bu. 1582, Crosby On Eden Church Cemetery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England
m. Thomasina Typladye; Jan 1581, St Olave's Church, York, North Yorkshire, England
*Thomas Blalock, Jr., (above)

FamilySearch Find Of The Day: Carl Gustav Märten's Petition For Naturalization

I stumbled upon these records a few years ago, when I originally ordered copies of the naturalization records for Langlade County, Wisconsin. With the new addition of the new FamilySearch database, "Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992", I've been able to get higher-quality digitized images of my family's naturalization records. Today's find is the Petition for Naturalization documents for my 3rd-great-grandfather, Carl Gustav Märten. Reviewing the documents today, I realize there may be some information I I might have overlooked; especially his place of birth. Here is an extract of this record:

No. 16

United States of America
Department of Commerce and Labor
Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization
Division of Naturalization

Petition For Naturalization
Circuit Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin

In the matter of the petition of Gustav Martin to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America. To the Circuit Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin.
The petition of Gustav Martin respectfully shows:
First. My full name is Gustav Martin
Second. My place of residence is number (blank), town of Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin.
Third. My occupation is Farmer
Fourth. I was born on the 23rd day of August, anno Domini 1846, at Meidam, Germany
Fifth. I emigrated to the United States from Bremen, Germany, on or about the 1st day of April anno Domini 1883, and arrived at the port of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, on the vessel Hohenzolen (Hohenzollern)
Sixth. I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on the 1st day of November, anno Domini 1884 at Beaver Dam, Dodoge County, Wis. in the Circuit Court of Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Seventh. I am married. My wife's name is Augusta Martin. She was born in Grossenfeldt, Germany (Gross Schönfeld), and now resides at Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin. I have 4 children and the name, date and place of birth, and place of residence of each said children is as follows:
*Otto Martin Born March 14th 1877 at Grossenfeldt, Germany (Gross Schönfeld)
*Gustav Martin Born June 21st 1882 at Grossenfeldt, Germany (Gross Schönfeld)
*William Martin Born August 1st 1883 at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
*Alvina Martin Born February 11th 1885, at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
and all now reside at Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin.
Eigth. I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affliated with any organization or body of persons teaching disbelief in organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and it is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to William II Emperor of Germany of which at this time I am a subject, and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
Ninth. I am able to speak the English language.
Tenth. I have resided continuously in the United States of America for a term of five years at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 1st day of April anno Domini 1883, and in the State of Wisconsin for one year at least next preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 19th day of April, anno Domini 1883.
Eleventh. CROSSED OUT

Attached hereto and made a part of this petition is my declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States required by law. Wherefore your petitioner prays that he may be admitted a citizen of the United States of America.
Dated Nov, 12th, 1908.
Gustav Martin (Signature of petitioner.)

State of Wisconsin
Langlade County
Gustav Martin, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the petitioner in the above-entitled proceeding; that he has read the foregoing petitions and knows the contents thereof; that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and believe, and that as to those matters he believes it to be true.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of November, anno Domini 1908
A. Nowotny, Clerk.

Declaration of Intention filed this 12th day of November, 1908
A. Nowotny, Clerk.

Affidavit of Witnesses
Circuit Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin
In the matter of the petition of Gustav martin to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America.
State of Wisconsin
Langlade County
V. P. Rath, occupation County Clerk, residing at Antigo, Wisconsin and
J. W. Parsons, occupation County Judge, residing at Antigo, Wisconsin
each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, deposes and say that he is a citizen of the United States of America; that he has personally know Gustav martin, the petitioner above mentioned, to be a resident of the United States for a period of at least five years continuously immediately preceding the date of filing his petition, and of the State in which the above-entitled application is made for a period of fifteen years immediately preceding the date of filing his petition; and that he has personal knowledge that the said petitioner is a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and that he is in every way qualified, in his opinion, to be admitted a citizen of the United States.
V. P. Rath
J. W. Parsons
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of November, anno Domini 1908.
A. Nowotny, Clerk.

Surname Saturday #21: Chatham/Cheatham

I've been interested in this line for a long time now, primarily because of all the unique names within the family. I haven't had much luck on researching this family, but with such unusual middle names I'm to believe that they had to have been family surnames somewhere down the line. Here is what I know on this line:

Nancy Abigail "Nannie" Chatham
b. 17 Aug 1835, Perry County, Alabama
d. 07 Mar 1921, Carroll County, Mississippi
m. Allen Rodgers; 08 Aug 1860, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Evie Evelyn Rodgers, b. 06 Jul 1863, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Ada Elizabeth Rodgers, b. 25 May 1865, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Ida L. Rodgers, b. 01 May 1870, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Alma Gertrude Rodgers, b. 15 Jan 1872, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Allen Parks Rodgers, 29 Jun 1873, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Cicero Stephen Rodgers, b. Jan 1875, Carroll County, Mississippi

2. William Parks Chatham
b. abt 1797, possibly Orange County, North Carolina
d. May 1877, Carroll County, Mississippi
m. Elizabeth Wilson; 19 Nov 1822, Perry County, Alabama
*Narcissa Eliza Chatham, b. Aug 1823, Perry County, Alabama
*George P. Chatham, b. 18 Sep 1824, Perry County, Alabama
*James A. Chatham, b. 1827, Perry County, Alabama
*Greene W. Chatham, b. 1828, Perry County, Alabama
*John W. Chatham, b. 02 Dec 1829, Perry County, Alabama
*Sarah Chatham, b. 1830, Perry County, Alabama
*Mary Eleanor Chatham, b. 12 Sep 1831, Perry County, Alabama
*Margaret Chatham, b. 1833, Perry County, Alabama
*Nancy Abigail "Nannie" Chatham, (above)
*William Cicero Chatham, b. 1838, Pontotoc County, Mississippi
*Robert Barnes Chatham, b. 04 Oct 1839, Pontotoc County, Mississippi
*Dogan Chatham, b. 1841, Pontotoc County, Mississippi

*George H. Chatham/Cheatham (source of middle initial H.??)
b. abt 1763?, Georgia? (I'm not sure of the source of this information)
d. 1801, North Carolina or Hancock County, Georgia (again, I'm not sure of the source of this information)
m; Eleanor "Nelly"; 1790, Virginia (again, I'm not sure of the source of this information)
*Walker Chatham, b. 02 Apr 1792, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
           m1. Sally Kendrick; 26 May 1818, Putnam County, Georgia
           m2. Abigail Turner; 11 Sep 1823, Perry County, Alabama
*George Kinchen Chatham, b. 28 Sep 1795, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
           m. Cenia Gholson; 15 Jul 1815, Putnam County, Georgia
*William Parks Chatham, (above)
*Polly Chatham
           m. Hezekiah Davis, 09 Jun 1818, Putnam County, Georgia

According to an acquaintance I have (a possible cousin?), George H. Cheatham may have had a brother named William Cheatham, who in turn had a son named Thomas R. Cheatham, who was "adopted 11 days after his birth by Veazey Ferrill". Apparently there exists a will that mentions George and William, but I have yet to receive any copies or find any that match it for myself.