It is believed that Priscilla is a sister of William B. and that their father is Bartholomew Odeneal.
Priscilla was born between 1880 and 1890 and died before the 1840 TN census. She married John Blakely and they had at least 6 children, three boys and three girls.
The only two know children were Joseph Matthew Blakely and the youngest Nathaniel Blakely.
The following is a copy of the will of who I believe to be John’s father..
ROBERT BLAKLEY WILL
In the name of God, Amen:
I Robert Blakley of the county of Washington and State of Tennessee being very sick and weak in bodily strength, (thanks to God) I am in perfect mind and memory and calling unto mind that it is appointed to all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executers, Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to my son Daniel a large Bible to remain in his hands till an opportunity offers to convey it to my son Thomas which I want done if possible, and a book that is Gospel Sonnets, I will to and bequeath to my daughter Martha. And it is my will that my land and property should be put to sale by my executors and to my well beloved daughter Lydia, I will and ordain that she shall have the one half of all that remains after all my just debts that is duly authenticated is satisfied that is to say, the half price of my land and the other half is to be divided between my son Daniel and my son John and my son William and my daughter Martha Crawford and my son Thomas and I do hereby utterly disallow and revoke and disannull all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequeaths and executions by me and in any wise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of May in the year of one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight. Daniel Blakley, John Blakley and James Blakley appointed executors. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Robert Blakley as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our Names.
Robert Blakley (seal)
James Blakley, his X mark
Nathaniel Sands, his X mark
The foregoing will was proven in court by the oathes of James Blakely and Nathaniel Sands two of the subscribing witnesses there to at July Sessions 1828 and Recorded. Daniel and John Blakely qualified as executors to the foregoing will.
The name Blakley was spelled two different ways in this will and I used the spelling as in the original, however, the transcriber may have made the mistake.
Some additional information about the Blakelys but unknown if
these are John and Priscilla’s children, nephew’s or other relatives.
From Washington Co., TN marriages 1787-1840; Oct. 3, 1829, John Blakely
marries Barbara Hays, Bondman John Pursell; Oct 13, 1831, John Hays marries
Hannah Bleakley; Dec. 21, 1833 James Bleakley marries Margaret Hays
Joseph was born Jan. 1, 1819 in TN On Oct. 29, 1838 he married Charity CRADDOCK. Joseph was a farmer and Charity a homemaker and mother for their five children. In the Washington Co., TN Marriage records the name is spelled Bleakley.
William was born about 1840 in TN.
Drucilla was born about 1842 in TN. I believe she married Henry Ferguson. In 1860 they were living in Jefferson Co., TN with a daughter C. L. In the 1870 census Drucilla Ferguson is the next house after Matthew Blakely with three children, Catherine born about 1860, Charity born about 1862 and John H. born about 1866. In the 7th Civil Dist, Washington Co., TN 1880 census Charity # 207 and Drucilla # 208, there are two children, Catherine and John, still at home. In the 1890 TN Confederate Pension, Henry Ferguson, Washington Co. 275-1, Drucilla a widow of, Pvt D Co 3rd TN Cav. Pettibone PO.
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Malinda was born April 24, 1850 in Greenville, TN. In Nov. 1869 she married William Franklin MILLION, a younger brother of Arthur Robert MILLION. William was a farmer and Malinda was a homemaker and cared for their five children.
AN AGED WOMAN PASSES AWAY
MALINDA MILLION BORN IN TENNESSEE
WIDOW OF WM. MILLION WAS ALMOST 82 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH.
Malinda Million, for sixty years a resident of Atchinson County
in the centennial neighborhood, died Wednesday, April 13th, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Wiley Bartholomew. She had been ill about a
week, the infirmities of old age contributing to her demise.
Funeral services were held at the High Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Stephen Mihlfeld on Friday afternoon, April 15th. Internment was at High Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Million’s maiden name was Malinda Blakely. She was the daughter of Joseph and Charity Blakely. She was born at Greenville, TN, April 24th, 1850. Had she lived but a few days longer, she would have attained her eighty-second year.
She was united in marriage with William Million in 1869. Five children were born to this union, all of whom survive the father and mother, Mr. Million having died March 14, 1927. The children are: Mrs. Lee Bartholomew, Mrs. Wiley Bartholomew, Bovell Million. Mrs. John Hall and Lee Million. There are also 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to mourn the death of this pioneer mother.
Deceased was a faithful member of the High Creek Baptist Church for many years. She was always ready yo help in every way to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth. She reared a family under the trying conditions that confronted the woman who helped establish a home more than sixty years ago. Her impress is on the community where she lived and labored for so long.
DEATH, CAME TO PIONEER MONDAY
Wm F. MILLION BURIED TUESDAY
Survived by Wife, Two Sons and
Three Daughters Were Born
Wm. F. Million of High Creek, known to practically all his acquaintances
as, Uncle Bill, passed away at his home about 4 o'clock Monday morning
after a lengthy illness. His condition had been serious for some time,
growing critical frequently and then showing some improvement.
Funeral services were held at the High Creek Church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. D. W, Griffith preaching the sermon. Interment was at High Creek Cemetery.
William Franklin Million was a native of Tennessee. where he was born June 25, 1851, the son of James G. and Ellender Million. He was the fifth in a family of eleven children.
He was married to Miss Malinda Blakely in November 1869. Five children were born to this union; two sons and three daughters. The children are Mrs. Lee Bartholomew, Mrs. Wylie Bartholomew, Lee and Bovell of the home neighborhood and Mrs. Dicey Hall of Coldwater, KS. Besides the wife and five children. deceased is survived by 16 grandchildren and five brothers.
Mr. Million was a member of the High Creek Baptist church many years and was a regular attendant until falling health intervened.
A frequent visitor to Rock Port In the years that he had lived in Atchison County, his figure was a familiar one and few were who did not know Uncle Bill Million. Though his step had become faltering in late years he was keenly alive to everything that took place and he kept pace with affairs of the day. His death removes a figure that will be missed by not only his immediate family but by a host of friends as well.
William Malinda Lee L. and Malinda
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NATIVE DAUGHTER ANSWERS THE CALL
MRS LEE BARTHOLOMEW DIED SUNDAY
Survived by Two Daughters and
Two Sons as Well as Other Relatives
Mrs. Lee. Bartholomew, who had been ill at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Lois Deatz of Tarklo neighborhood, passed away there Sunday afternoon.
December 12th. Mrs. Bartholomew's home was, in the Centennial Community.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Loren S. Goings at the High Creek Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 14th, with burial at High, Creek Cemetery.
Dora Bell Million, daughter of William Francis and Malinda Million, was born in the High Creek community on November 8th. 1874. She died only a few weeks after reaching her sixty third birthday.
She was married on December 24th, 1893 to Lee Ba
rtholomew, who died; several years ago, three daughters and two sons were born to this union, one daughter being deceased. The surviving children are Mrs. Lois Deatz of Tarkio. Mrs. Helen Rapp of Hamburg, Jess M. Bartholomew of Michigan City, IN, and William B. Bartholomew of Rock Port.
Mrs. Million is also survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Vannoye Bartholomew, Lee Million and Bovell Million all of Rock Port and Mrs. Dicey Hall of Coldwater, KN. The deceased was a member of the High Creek Baptist church.
Having been born and lived throughout her life in the High Creek and Centennial communities, Mrs. Bartholomew was known to all residents of that part of Atchison county. The families of both herself and husband were long time residents of that section, known as respected and enterprising citizens. Bereft of her husband. Mrs. Bartholomew carried on to the end.
DEATH OF MRS. R. P. HERRON
Mrs. Leona May Herron wife of R E Herron, died at her home in Centennial neighborhood, on May 29th 1917; after an Illness of only a few days. Her remains were,interred at Grange Hall Cemetery an Wednesday, Rev. Johnson. pastor of the Centennial M. E. Church, preaching the funeral at Grange Hall Church.
Mrs. Herron was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bartholomew of Centennial neighborhood, and she was born on Juno 21st, 1894. She leaves her husband. Her parents, one brother and two sisters to mourn her untimely death. Only a short time ago she was married to the young man so sadly bereft by her untimely death seemingly with her people to-day active In life's rounds of duty and love, but gone to-morrow. To the brokrn hearted husband, father, mother, sisters and brother, sincere sympathy is extended, and when they have drained the cup may the peace that passeth all understanding come to them.
Robert Herron obituary
from the Atchison County Mail
Rock Port, MO Thursday April 28, 1966
Rites Held for
Robert Earl Herron died Friday, April 22, at his home north of
Rock Port. Mr. Herron spent his entire life as a farmer in the Centennial
community. He was born Nov. 15, 1887, in Watson, the oldest son of the
late. Mr. Mrs. W. H. Herron.
Mr. Herron is survived by four of six brothers and by his five sisters. They are: Jess Herron, Ross Herron and Mrs. Tom Warneke, Rock Port; Albert Herron, Mrs Ono Millsap, Watson; Mrs. Mary Ferguson, Roy Herron, Shenandoah, IA; Mrs. Nina Lawless, Tarkio; and Mrs.Marie Mortiz, Hastings, NE.
Services were held at the Rock Port Methodist Church at 2:00 pm Apr. 25 conducted by Rev. Neil Dubach. Internment was at Grange Hall Cemetery.
Last Rites for Mrs. Rapp, 72 Held Friday
Mrs. Helen Rapp 72, life long resident of Atchison County died
April 28 In the Grape Memorial Hospital in Hamburg, IA, following a lengthy
She was born Sep. 3, 1898 to Lee and Dora (Million) Bartholomew north of Rock Port.
The family moved to Timberlake, SD where Helen began her early education. They returned to Missouri a few years later and she finished her schooling in the Lone Cedar country school.
She was married to Forrest F. Rapp on Feb. 12, 1924 at the home of Rev, Griffith in Hamburg, IA. They spent all their married years on the farm east of Hamburg, where they lived at the time of Mrs. Rapp's death.
Mrs. Rapp was a member of the High Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Centennial Club.
Survivors include her husband, Forrest, of the home in rural Hamburg; one daughter, Mrs. Doyne (Betty) Shelton, Rock Port; one sister, Mrs. Lee Deatz, Rock Port; two brothers. William Bartholomew, Maryville, and Jess Bartholomew, Michigan City, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister. Funeral services were held Friday. Apr. 30 at 2 P.m. at the Minter Funeral Chapel in Rock Port, with Rev. Mitchell Mulvania officiating. Burial will be in the Linden Cemetery north of Rock Port.
Minter Funeral chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The Atchinson County Mail, Thursday, Feb. 24, 1983
Services held for Forrest F. Rapp, 85
Mr. Forrest F. Rapp, 85, died Feb. 20 at a Hamburg Hospital.
Born Feb. 5,1898 on the family farm east of Hamburg. Mr. Rapp attended
school near his home and graduated from the Rock Port High School.
On Feb. 12, 1924 he married Helen Bartholomew, Mrs. Rap died in 1971.
Surviving is a daughter, Betty Shelton, Rock Port; three grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Grave side services were held Feb. 22 at the Linden Cemetery, north of Rock Port, with Pastor Robert Leifer officiating. Minter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Rites held for
Mr. Bartholomew, 82
Mr Jess M. Bartholomew, 82. a former Rock Port resident, died Oct 21
at St Anthony Hospiytal, Michigan City, Ind.
Mr. Bartholomew was born on Jan. 20, 1901 in Rock Port, the son of Lee and Dora MILLION Bartholomew. He had lived in Michigan City since 1930. He worked at Joy Manufacturing Co there for 36 years as an electrical engineer before retiring in 1966.
Sept. 9, 1922, he married Fern T. Pat Townsend in Rock Port.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Lynn Petti, Shaker Heights, OH and a sister, Lois Deatz, Rock Port.
Services were Oct. 24 at the Carlise Funeral Home in Michigan City.
PAT BARTHOLOMEW obituary
from the Atchison County Mail
Rock Port, MO Thursday Jan. 14, 1988
Mrs. Pat Bartholomew 87, Michigan City, Ind., passed away Jan.
6 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. She was born May 17,1900 in
Rock Port, the daughter of John P. and Harriet (Grout) Townsend.
On Sept. 9, 1922, she married Jess M. Bartholomew in Rock Port. He passed away in October, 1983.
She had been a resident of Michigan City, Ind. since 1930. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Amy Arndt Circle of First Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Pottawatomie County Club, and was a former member of Tri-Kappa Service Sorority.
She is survived by one daughter, Lynn B. Petti, Concord, Mass.; one sister, Mabel Saunder, Rock Port; and three grandchildren: Daniel Tanner Chilton, Newark, Del., Bart H. Chilton, Washington, D.C., and Elizabeth Chilton Whitlow, Liberty, Ind.
Services were held Jan. 9 at Carlisle Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Glenn F. Polzine. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery.
From the Daily Forum May 3, 1977 Maryville, MO
William B. Bartholomew
William B. Bartholomew. 74-Year old retired mechanic, Maryville, died suddenly at 8:30 a.m. Monday at his home.
Born Dec. 4, 1902 in at Rock Port, the son of the late Lee and Dora Million Bartholomew, he was married April 12, 1954, at Ravenwood, to Marie Partridge, who survives.
A resident of Maryville since 1946, he had lived at the present residence 19 years. He was a member of Laura Street Baptist Church.
Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by a son, James Bartholomew, Kansas City; a stepson, Ron Partridge, Maryville; a sister, Mrs. Lois Deatz, Rock Port; a brother, Jess M. BarthoIomew, Michigan City, Ind.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral Home, with Dr. Clifford Rawley to officiate. Burial will be in High Creek Cemetery, Watson. The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lois was born May 12, 1906. She married Lee Sutter Deatz and they had four children.
Lee Sutter Deatz Obituary from the
Atchison County, Missouri Mail Thursday Sept. 13, 1973
Last Rites for Retired Farmer Lee S. Deatz
Mr. Lee S. Deatz 67, a lifelong resident of Atchison Count died
Sep. 6, at his home in Rock Port.
Born the son of Frank and Hannah (Sutter) Deatz, Sep. 3, 1906, near Rock Port. His education was received at High Bank Country school north of Rock Port and he attended the Rock Port High School. Following his schooling he farmed with his parents.
He was married to lois L. Bartholomew, Apr. 26, 1928 at the High Creek Baptist parsonage by Pastor Chase W. Jennings. They lived on the Fleda Gore Farm in the English Grove community. He continued farming with the exception of two years when he was employed at an oil company in Tarkio. They moved to Rock Port in December of 1945. He was employed at Rolf Fertilizer and Supply from 1957 until 1960. Then he and his son, Paul, along with their farming began constructing homes in Rock Port. He retired in 1971. Mr. Deatz was a member of the English Grove United Presbyterian church.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of the home; three daughters: Mrs. William (Beth) Carey, Omaha, NE, Mrs. Delinas (Bonnie) Howell, Rock Port, and Mrs. Joe (Jane) Amthor, Atchison, KS, one son, Paul Deatz, Rock Port; one sister, Mrs. Phyllis McCartney, Fairfax; two brothers: Merrill Deatz, Rock Port, and Stanley Deatz, Forest City, and nine grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by one sister, Mrs. Lois Erwin and one brother, Carl.
Services were held Sep. 8, at 2:00 p.m., at the English Grove United Presbyterian church with Pastor Donald Bridges officiating. Burial was at the English Grove Cemetery. Minter Funeral Chapel was in charge.
Last Rites Held
June 11 for Mrs.
Services were held at the Bartholomew Funeral Home
June 11 at 2:00 pm for Mrs Izetta Vannoye Bartholomew, Rev. Jerry Osstrom
Izetta Vannoye Million, daughter of William Francis and Malinda Million, was born in the High Creek community Nov. 20, 1877. December 24, 1899, she married Wiley Bartholomew of High Creek community. They made their home on a farm and were members of the High Creek Church. Her husband preceded her in death in 1973.
In the, spring of 1956 Mrs Bartholomew moved to Rock Port where she lived The remainder of her life. She died at the Fairfax Hospital June 7 after a short illness.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Daisey Hall. Denver. Colo, one brother Lee Million, Omaha, and numerous nieces and nephews. Internment was at High Creek Cemetery.
Wiley O. Bartholomew Obituary from the
Atchison County, Missouri Mail Thursday Sept. 13, 1973
W. O. BARTHOLOMEW OF HIGH CREEK
DIES IN ST. JOSEPH
Had Lived Entire Life In Community Where He Was Born. Wassick
for Several Weeks.
Wiley O. Bartholomew, a well known farmer of the High Creek neighborhood, passed away at Ensworth hospital at St. Joseph, Saturday, March 22nd.
For some days before being taken to the hospital he had been In a serious condition at his home, little having been held forth for his recovery from an affection of the brain.
The remains were brought to Watson Saturday afternoon and taken to the home.
Mr. Bartholomew was born June 20th, 1874, near High Creek, Atchison County. and entered into rest March 22nd 1924, aged 49 years, 8 months and 26 days. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bartholomew.
He was married to Izetta V. Million, December 24th, 1899. He professed faith in Christ in November, 1898, uniting with the High Creek Church, of which he was a member at the time of his call to “come up higher.”
His life was spent in the community in which be was born and every influence of that life was for good and for the uplift of humanity. The writer had known him intimately for 30 years and esteems it one of life's great privileges to have baptized him and to have officiated at his wedding and to have assisted as his pastor. Rev. D. W. Griffith, in his funeral services, as well as to have been privileged to write this tribute to his memory.
This good Christian man's life will continue to be an inspiration long after his departure from earth. A friend who never failed to reader assistance where he could do so, always in his place In the Sunday School and church work. He exemplified in his life the power of christianity. He lived for his family and his friends.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two brothers and two sisters, besides many friends who will miss him sadly. The brothers are Lee and Charley of the home neighborhood, while the sisters are Mrs. Ray Chastain of Rock Port and Mrs. George Downey of Raton. N. M.
He awaits our coming to "the city that hath foundations whose builder and maker is God.” Therefore,”we sorrow not as those who have no hope.” We shall meet again.
The funeral services were held at Mr. Bartholomew's home church at High Creek, conducted by Rev. D. W. Griffith. his pastor, assisted by the writer (his pastor from 1893 to 1899). The large congregation of sorrowing friends and relatives attest the high esteem in which the deceased was held.
The Lord comfort all who mourn and bestow grace for our trials.
W. W. LAUGHLIN.
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Mr. and Mrs. Bovelle F. MILLION obituaries
from the Atchison County Mail
Rock Port, MO
BOVELL MILLION DIED
SATURDAY IN KANSAS CITY
Bovell Million, a native of this County but for the past five
years a resident of Kansas City, died at the General hospital in that city
last Saturday, December 7th, aged 66 years
The remains were brought to Rock Port and funeral services were held at the Barthtolomew Funeral Home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. W. Tandy of them High Creek Baptist Church. Internment was at High Creek Cemetery.
The deceased, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Million, was born in this county on April 1st, 1880, and lived here the greater part of his life, engaging in farming. He was married to May Yates in February1904. She died in 1918. Surviving are three Sons and two daughters-Clifford Million of the home; Wm F. Million and Miss Helen Million, both of Washington D. C.; Clarence Million. Stockton, Calif.; and Mrs. Mildred Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich.
In addition to his sons and daughters, Mr. Million is survived by two sisters and a brother, Lee Million and Mrs. Wiley Bartholomew of Rock Port and Mrs. John Hall, Denver Colo., and six grandchildren, one child is deceased. A sister, Mrs. Lee Bartholomew, died Dec.12th, 1937.
Here for the funeral were all of the children with the exception of Clarence Million. Other relatives who came for the final rites, were Arthur Hall of Topeka. KN and John Hall of Lyndon, KS.
MRS. Bovell MILLION.
After a struggle of some days against an attack of influenza and
pneumonia. Mrs. Bovell Million passed away at her home in Centennial neighborhood,
Thursday. December 12th, at 6 p. m.
Not only had Mrs. Million been sick. I but her husband and children had also been sufferers from the prevailing malady.
May Yates was born at Basco, IL, April 20, 1884. She was united in marriage with Bovell Million, March 1, 1904. To them were born six children; three sons and three daughters, one daughter dying in infancy.
The living children are: William, aged 13; Clarence, 11; Clifford, 8; Helen Lorene, and little Mildred, 16 months old.
Deceased was converted more than fourteen years ago and united with the High Creek Baptist Church, of which,she remained a faithful and honored member until called to her home above. She was devoted to her husband five children and lavished a world of love on them. She leaves, to cherish her memory, the sorrowing husband and children and two sisters Mrs. Ernest Ward of Baxter Springs. Kans., and Mrs. Charles. A. Hall of near Linden, besides a great number of other relatives and friends. She was loved by all who knew her and will not only be greatly missed by the family, but by the entire community. All feel a deep sympathy for the family, who, because or the recent attack of influenza, were not able to accompany the remains to the place of interment at High Creek cemetery.
The funeral service was held at the home Saturday, Dec. 14th, at 11 o'clock. Her pastor, D. W. Griffith. officiated in the presence of it goodly number, who came to show their respect for the sorrowing family. The beautiful flowers spoke of tributes of loving hearts.
D. W. G.
Lee was born July 5, 1888 near Rock Port, MO. He married mary Ethel TOLBY. Lee was a farmer. Lee died March 24, 1968 in Omaha, NE and Ethel died in Aug. 1976 in Invale, NE. They are both buried inLinden Cemetery, Rock Port, MO. They had four children, the two daughters died as infants. Neither George or James had children.
DIED IN OMAHA MAY 15th
George Orville Million, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Million, died at an Omaha hospital Tuesday, May 25th, and the remains
were brought to Rock Port for funeral services at the Bertram Chapel Thursday
afternoon. Rev. W. E. Schleiffarth conducted the final rites. Burial was
at Linden cemetery.
The deceased. who was born June 13th, 1907, was reared in the Rock Port community and died at the age of 43 years 21 months and two days. He was married to Miss Anna Raff of Omaha on November Ist, 1947.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents and a brother, James Olin Million of Omaha, two nieces, aunts, Uncles and a large following of friends. Two sisters preceded him in death.
Joel was born about 1853 and is still home with his mother, farming, in the 1880 7th Civil Dist., Washington Co., TN Census, 17 June 1880.