Wordless Wednesday: William West and Leaty Lankford

by Tonia Kendrick on May 18, 2011 in Family Stories

My great-great grandparents.

William Marion West and Leaty Caroline Lankford

Source: J. Thompson, [e-mail for private use], to Tonia Kendrick, e-mail, 5 March 2011, “Re: [Tonia's Roots] New Comment On: Seeking Robert West Information,”; privately held by Kendrick, [e-mail & address for private use].

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Elizabeth Brookshire Musha May 18, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Thanks for all your hard work and interesting information.Nancy E. married a Garrett which Child was your Grandparent?


Elizabeth Brookshire Musha May 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I know you are very busy and have a schedule. I was very curious where the name Mannering came from since I had never heard it before. I figured it was a maiden name. I found James Brookshire b 1690 married Sarah Mannering, date prior to 1730. You probably already knew this.


Tonia Kendrick May 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Hi Liz!

Nancy Emeline Brookshire married Robert Garrett. Their daughter Martha Jane Garrett married Reuben Phillip Johnson. Their daughter, Rachel Louisa Johnson married Newton Coleman Ward – these are my great-grandparents.

I do know about Sarah Mannering and I’ve always assumed her name led to Mannering Brookshire’s name. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked that far back on this line, so I don’t have proof of this relationship yet.


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