Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Face to Face Connection

So I've slowed down a bit searching for my Canty roots but have also made concrete strides.  Grandpa Canty and Grandma Fanny had two daughters and one son.  My Aunt Leona took some effort to find, but eventually I was able to find that Leona had married Ora Lambert and they had a daughter, my first cousin, whose name was Verna "Val" Lambert.  I persevered and found Verna's obituary and from that found that she had married a Frank Lewis and had a daughter named Linda.  Well, she had also married again and other children, but the fun part of this search is I have made contact with my first cousin, once removed (hope I have that right).  She lives in Texas.  I live in Idaho.  But she is traveling this way and I am going to get to meet her in person!!  So Grandpa we have not forgotten you.  The Canty family is still connecting.  More later y'all.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I have not been able to find out any more about Thomas Walter CANTY.  The last piece of information was his WWI registration where he was living either with or near his brother William CANTY in Clyo, Georgia.  This was in 1918.  So, was there a marriage? a divorce? and what happened after that? 

Since I have not been able to find out any more YET, I have been taking some side trips into explorating the area where my Great Grandfather James Alex CANTY was from.  Looks like he might have been born on St. Catherine's Island off the coast of Georgia.  Having never been to that part of the country I am finding the barrier islands along the southeastern U.S. to be very interesting.

St. Catherine's Island is now used for wildlife research, but it had an interesting past.  I will share more that next time.