In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Journeycake (or Johnny Cake)


Grandmother to the wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed John Edward Campbell, son of Rebecca Anne Lockhart and Robert Madison Campbell. Sally Williams Journeycake was the daughter of Abraham Williams and his wife whose maiden name was Castleman. She served as an interpreter for Methodist missionaries to the Wyandotte Indians in Ohio (her mother had been taken captive by Native Americans) and later for other missionaries in Kansas. Her son Charles Journeycake was the last chief of the Delaware Indians and made the trek from Ohio to Indian Territory (Kansas and later Oklahoma) as a boy. He was later also a Baptist minister. His wife was Jane Sosha. His grandchildren through his daughter Emeline "Emma" Journeycake and John Edward Campbell were Roberta, Robert, and Herbert. His great-grandchildren through this family (as many as I've found) are Edward Lawson and John Campbell. Edward's father was Eugene Lawson and John's mother was Flora Dougherty.


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