Since we last published these pages we have been hit hard with deaths in the family. First was Uncle George in September 2015, that was a great shock.
Then in late September Connie's Mom was diagnosed with cancer and started on a 6 week chemotherapy treatment, it seemed to be working however she developed serious breathing issues due to the treatment and her COPD. That quickly developed into Pneumonia and she passed on November 18th 2015 surrounded by the family.
There was more to come, Tony's Mum was admitted to hospital with pneumonia late on December 15th and passed the next day. Both Tony and Linda were too far away, however her grandson Joe Walker was able to be by her bedside when she passed.
The families and individuals on this site have taken over 14 years of research to put together. We hope that by putting it on the web it will attract some new leads.
There are some photographs on this site, but we don't own the rights to all of them. So if you want copies to use on your own site please check with us by using the contact page.
We decided to move some of the photographs to a more family oriented web site - if you want access, again, please contact us.
Conversation - Connie - We need to upload the tree again. Tony - We're not finished yet! Connie - We'll never be finished!!!
Since starting this site we've had a section on the 'About Us' page titled "Searching in Vain" that title has changed - check it out.
It all started with Tony's Auntie Joan, who had a 'skeleton' family tree for the Franklin clan, written by her cousin Jesse Franklin on the back of a roll of wallpaper. The wallpaper was then photocopied onto 9 sheets of paper. Putting these sheets back together was like building a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box. But isn't that what genealogical research is? You don't know what the whole picture is, just keep on finding pieces that fit, or seem to fit. Sadly Auntie Joan is no longer with us - she died February 21st 2008.
Our primary research is on the following names and locations:
|Cousins||Suffolk, London and Lancashire||England and Canada|
|Sturdevant||Connecticut, Missouri and Texas||USA|
|Leavell||Virginia, Kentucky and Texas||USA|
|Franklin||Wiltshire and West Ham||England|
|Baker||London, New York and Texas||England and USA|
|McClocklin||Ontario, Illinois||Canada and USA|
|Ashley||Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas||USA|