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Godfreys of Union County, North Carolina
Posted by: Bruce F. Blakely Date: April 21, 1998 at 21:50:12
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Searching for cousins connected to my Godfrey family from near Waxhaw, North Carolina:


Ancestors of Bruce Frederick Blakely


Generation No. 1

1. Bruce Frederick Blakely, born October 13, 1952 in Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC. He was the son of 2. Alfred Stewart Blakely and 3. Inez Eugenia Cloninger. He married (1) Janice Marshall Smith April 05, 1975 in Trinity United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC. She was the daughter of William Elmer Smith, Jr. and Margaret Aware Steinhart.

Generation No. 2

2. Alfred Stewart Blakely, born April 05, 1908 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died October 17, 1986 in Ellerbe, Richmond Co., NC. He was the son of 4. Robert William Blakely and 5. Callie Sarah Etta Jane Godfrey. He married 3. Inez Eugenia Cloninger January 10, 1936.
3. Inez Eugenia Cloninger, born January 10, 1916 in Richmond Co., NC. She was the daughter of 6. Fred Nimbs Cloninger and 7. Minnie Demory Dellinger.

Generation No. 3

4. Robert William Blakely, born August 10, 1870 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died September 23, 1951 in Moore Memorial Hospital, Pinehurst, Moore Co., NC. He was the son of 8. William John Blakely and 9. Mary J. Cook. He married 5. Callie Sarah Etta Jane Godfrey August 10, 1899 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
5. Callie Sarah Etta Jane Godfrey, born June 03, 1880 in Paw Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC; died April 14, 1944 in Moore Memorial Hospital, Pinehurst, Moore Co., NC. She was the daughter of 10. John Alfred Godfrey and 11. Susan Pernet Porter.

Notes for Callie Sarah Etta Jane Godfrey:
Callie referred to herself as a small child as Callie Sarah Etta Jane "Peach-Blossom" Godfrey (related by Inez C. Blakely on 10/03/1997).


Children of Robert Blakely and Callie Godfrey are:
i. Myrtle Blakely, died in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
ii. Ellie Blakely, died in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
iii. Daisy Blakely, born May 05, 1900 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died May 13, 1973; married Roland W. Wilson.
iv. Arthur William Blakely, Sr., born April 16, 1903 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died April 11, 1993 in Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC; married (1) Judy Meacham; married (2) Evelyn Blakely.
v. Robert Neal Blakely, born August 15, 1904 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died December 13, 1978; married Bertha Belle Wilson December 15, 1935.
2 vi. Alfred Stewart Blakely, born April 05, 1908 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died October 17, 1986 in Ellerbe, Richmond Co., NC; married Inez Eugenia Cloninger January 10, 1936.
vii. Andy Mack Blakely, born November 15, 1909 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died January 13, 1983 in Richmond Co., NC; married Bessie Glenn Caudle September 14, 1933 in Home of Rev. and Mrs. A. T. Taylor.
viii. Odessa Blakely, born October 09, 1911 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; married Kenny R. Pankey.
ix. Lester Graham Blakely, born July 21, 1913 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died June 08, 1991 in Richmond Co., NC; married (1) Edith Haigler; married (2) Mary Grace Dawkins December 21, 1940.
x. Howell Rozzie Blakely, born September 02, 1915 in Richmond Co., NC; died July 15, 1993 in Jackson Springs, Moore Co., NC; married Eleanor Rushing.
xi. Frances Blakely, born June 20, 1917 in Richmond Co., NC; died September 16, 1987; married Roy Lee Dawkins.
xii. Everett Watkins Blakely, born April 23, 1920 in Richmond Co., NC; married (1) Mary Ketheryn Otley; married (2) Earsie Handley April 01, 1995.
xiii. Hazeleen Blakely, born September 21, 1922 in Richmond Co., NC; died December 22, 1948; married Archie Carl Dawkins.


Generation No. 4

10. John Alfred Godfrey, born April 15, 1844 in Union Co., NC; died April 24, 1925. He was the son of 20. John S. Godfrey and 21. Tabitha Rape. He married 11. Susan Pernet Porter December 22, 1889 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
11. Susan Pernet Porter, born January 10, 1855 in Union Co., NC; died October 10, 1939. She was the daughter of 22. Hugh G. Porter and 23. Mary Elizabeth Query.

Children of John Godfrey and Susan Irby are:
i. William James Godfrey, born February 04, 1867; died January 31, 1956; married Molly Porter December 16, 1889.
ii. John G. W. Godfrey, born March 22, 1870.

Children of John Godfrey and Susan Porter are:
i. Daisy Godfrey, married Andrew Mack Blakely.
ii. Nata Godfrey, married Ruff Beatty.
iii. Wilson Godfrey, married Katy Stewart.
iv. Nora Godfrey, married George Auten.
v. Ellie Bessie Godfrey, married James Lester Graham.
vi. A. Byrd Godfrey, married Ena Bruce.
vii. Ernest Godfrey, married Ida Mae Dagley.
viii. Adrain Godfrey, married Leona Femester.
ix. Rozzie Godfrey.
x. Lonnie Lee Godfrey, married Tina Mae Godfrey.
5 xi. Callie Sarah Etta Jane Godfrey, born June 03, 1880 in Paw Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC; died April 14, 1944 in Moore Memorial Hospital, Pinehurst, Moore Co., NC; married Robert William Blakely August 10, 1899 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
xii. Hugh David Godfrey, Sr., born January 17, 1885 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died September 25, 1965 in Richmond Co., NC; married Maie Virgil Bennet November 03, 1909.


Generation No. 5

20. John S. Godfrey, born Abt. 1820 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died October 11, 1862 in Civil War (CSA). He was the son of 40. James A. Godfrey and 41. Nancy Shannon. He married 21. Tabitha Rape September 14, 1841 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
21. Tabitha Rape, born Abt. 1819 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died Abt. 1860 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. She was the daughter of 42. John Rape and 43. Millie Forbes.

Children of John Godfrey and Tabitha Rape are:
i. Amelia Jane Godfrey, born August 07, 1842 in Union Co., NC; died March 17, 1876 in Union Co., NC; married John Washington McCorkle August 09, 1868 in Union Co., NC.
10 ii. John Alfred Godfrey, born April 15, 1844 in Union Co., NC; died April 24, 1925; married (1) Susan Irby March 27, 1866 in Union Co., NC; married (2) Susan Pernet Porter December 22, 1889 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
iii. James Richmond Godfrey, born 1846 in Union Co., NC; married Ann Messick Abt. 1867 in Union Co., NC.
iv. George Washington Godfrey, born Abt. 1848 in Union Co., NC; married Martha Broom Abt. 1870 in Union Co., NC.


Generation No. 6

40. James A. Godfrey. He married 41. Nancy Shannon.
41. Nancy Shannon.

Children of James Godfrey and Nancy Shannon are:
i. Thomas Godfrey.
ii. Joe Godfrey.
iii. Henry Godfrey.
iv. Jackson Godfrey.
20 v. John S. Godfrey, born Abt. 1820 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died October 11, 1862 in Civil War (CSA); married (1) Ann Morris; married (2) Tabitha Rape September 14, 1841 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
vi. David Godfrey, born Abt. 1821 in Mecklenburg Co., NC; died Aft. 1880 in Union Co., NC; married Parmelia Rape Bef. 1842 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
vii. Steven A. Godfrey, born October 24, 1836 in Union Co., NC; died January 10, 1913 in Iredell Co., NC; married (1) Mariah Weatherman; married (2) Mary Alice Hardin September 09, 1877 in Iredell Co., NC.


I would appreciate the opportunity to exchange information with cousins and other interested individuals about this family line.



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