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From: "Don Blankenship" <>
Subject: Re: Genealogy submission by Donald L Blankenship (1687-1998)
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 11:17:59 -0400
TO: Kara & Rob ( )
FM: Don Blankenship ( )
Thanks for your eagle eye and follow-up query regarding Isham
Blankenship's wife. As you noted, I previously had posted in my genealogy
listing that Isham's wife was BERTH DAVIS, and this obviously is quite
wrong. It definitely is an error and has been corrected by me. It must have
been one of those late night sessions when I was too tired to be working on
genealogy. I searched to find who "BERTHA DAVIS" actually was and found her
in the Blankenship Rootsweb archives. She belongs to a Gilbert Blankenship
as his second wife.
From: "David J. & Anita Montgomery" < >
44. Gilbert Blankenship (Isham, Isham, John B., Ralph) was born
September 18, 1790 in VA, and died abt 1871 in Blount Co., TN. He
married (1) Edy Lane August 9, 1820. He married (2) Bertha Davis. He
married (3) Elizabeth Hughs April 10, 1828.
ANYWAY, IT SEEMS THAT THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ON THE WIFE OF
ISHAM BLANKENSHIP IS CONTAINED IN THE EMAIL MESSAGE BELOW WHICH ALSO IS IN
THE BLANKENSHIP ROOTSWEB ARCHIVES. This may be the same source as your
information which suggests that Isham Blankenship's wife was named Sarah
and that her surname was likely to have been either Wilkinson or Wallace.
Below is the very well reseached original data submitted by Barbara.
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 17:17:59 EST
From: JBHAR78216 < >
Subject: Time Line - Isham Blankenship, Jr. & SR
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If any information can be added to this time line please do let me know.
This is the time line I have prepared on Isham Blankenship Sr. & Jr. Look
forward to hearing your opinions.
TIME LINE - ISHAM BLANKENSHIP, SR./JR. ET AL
Chesterfield Co., VA created 1749 from Henrico Co., an original Shire
Bedford Co., VA created 1753 from Albemarle & Lunenburg counties.
Campbell Co., VA created 1781-2 from Bedford county.
Henry Co., VA created 1776-7 from Pittsylvania & Patrick counties.
Franklin Co., VA created 1785 from Bedford, Henry & Patrick counties.
1734 (Before) - Isham Blankenship born in Chesterfield Co., VA
1751, 09 April - Isham Blankenship named as son in the LW&T of John
1755, 05 September - Isham Blankenship chosen as guardian by his brother,
Henry Blankenship, in guardianship records of the Estate of John
(Since Isham was chosen by Henry, this is indicative of the fact that Henry
was between the ages of 14 and 21 years of age and that Isham was of the
majority at least 21 years of age or older.)
1756 - About this year Isham Blankenship, Sr. married Sarah (believed to be
daughter of John Wilkinson or John Wallace.
1758 - About this year Isham Blankenship, Jr. is believed to have been
1764, 27 July - Bedford Co., VA Book 36, p. 797, Isham Blankenship acquires
570 acres of land.
1769 - Campbell Co., VA Chronicles, p. 100: Isham Blankenship patented 576
acres of land on the ridge between Ivy and Tomahawk Creeks.
1777-8 - Isham Blankenship, Jr. married wife (deed records indicate a wife
Susanna; another deed record indicates a wife Edy. Maiden names are
unknown.) If Isham, Jr. was indeed born 1758 he would have been 19/20
of age at time of marriage.
(1779 - Rutherford Co., NC created from counties of Burke & Tryon, NC)
1779-24 March - Isham, Jr.s first child, Sarah Sally, was born in Henry
1779 - Tax Payers list - Henry Co., VA: Isham Blankenship, Isham
1780 - Tax Payers list - Henry Co., VA: Isham Blankenship
1782 - Tax Payers list - Henry Co., VA: Isham Blankenship 1 poll; Isham
Blankenship, Jr. 1 poll; Isham Blankenship, Sr. 1 poll (none shown as
1782 - 06 May - VA Revolutionary Publick Claims, Henry Co., VA, p. 512:
held on Monday on this date; p. 514: Isham Blankenship L2-14 for 216
pasturages furnished same.
1782 - 18 February - Henry Co., VA: Deed pg.. 198-199: Isham Blankenship
about 580 acres of land; transaction witnessed by James Dillon, Isham
Blankenship, Jr., Elijah Blankenship.
1782 - 04 September - Henry Co., VA: Deed pg.. 256-257: Isham Blankenship
150 acres of land from Stephen Heard.
1787 - Bedford Co., VA Personal Property Tax - List B - Isham Blankenship
self - 0-0-0-1-6
1787 - Franklin Co., VA Personal Property Tax - List B - Isham
self - 0-0-0-3-16; Isham Blankenship, Jr. - self - 1-0-0-4-11
1786 - 13 September - Campbell Co., VA Marriages p. 12: Ison Blankenship
permission for his son, Jesse, to marry widow, Mary Mann. (Per Lloyd
Bockstruck: The name of the father is Hudson, rather than Ison.)
1786 - An Old Virginia Court - Franklin Co., VA p. 38 (p.59 of Ct. records)
Isham Blankenship is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the Room of John
1786 - November Session Franklin Co., VA Ct. p. 62: Samuel Dillon Vs Isham
Blankenship, Elijah Blankenship, Elisha Blankenship. Dismissed at
1788 - February Session Franklin Co., VA Ct. p.105 (p.195 of Ct.) Charles
Lumsdon is appointed in Room of Isham Blankenship.
1791 - Franklin co., VA Grantee Index Book 2, p. 482: Isham Blankenship
purchases land from John Chitwood.
1791 - Franklin Co., VA Grantee Index Book 3, p. 6: Barnet Blankenship
purchases land from Isham Blankenship.
(1793 - Washington District, SC created - Original District (discontinued)
(included smaller Districts of Greenville, Laurens & Newberry. Equity
District Ct. was in Laurens)
1794 - Franklin Co., VA Grantor Index Book 3, p. 125: Isham Blankenship &
Susanna his wife sells land to John Chitwood.
1795 - 27 January - Pendleton District, SC Deeds p. 121: Conveyance Book
1795-1799 (pg.. 253-254): Nathaniel Briant to Isum Blankenship for L20 stg.
for 80 acs. in Washington District on branch of Big Beaverdam, waters of
River, bordered by Oliver Charles, Barnabas Farr, Nathan Briant. Signed by
Nathan (B) Briant; Witnesses: John Hunter, Absolom Briant. Absolom Briant
made oath to John Willson, JP, 15 July, 1795. Recorded 27 June, 1796.
1796- Franklin Co., VA Grantor Index Book 3, p. 312: Isham Blankenship
land to James Dillon.
1796 - 16 April - Pendleton District, SC Deeds p. 179: Conveyance Book C-D
1795-1799, pg. 428: George Slaton to Isham Blankinship for L50 stg. for 100
acres in Washington District on Little Beaverdam of Rocky River, part of
George Slaton now lives on, bordered by Thomas Adams. Signed: George (his
mark) Slaton. Wit: Jeremiah (B) Ellrod, Oliver Charles. Oliver Charles
oath to Wm. Hall, J.P., 28 June, 1796. Recorded 08 September, 1758.
1799 - Franklin Co., VA Grantor Index Book 3, p. 661: Isham Blankenship
land to Adams Richard. Edy, wife of Isham, examined separately.
1799 - Franklin Co., VA Grantor Index Book 3, p. 675: Isham Blankenship
land to Barnett Blankenship (b.7/12/1768 per Blankenship Research notes by
Gougler & Carson, p.152).
1799 - Franklin Co., VA Grantor Index Book 3, p. 680: Isham Blankenship
land to William Dillon.
1799 - Franklin Co., VA Grantor Index Book 3, p. 799: Isham Blankenship
land to Elisha Blankenship.
1799 - 27 March - Rutherford Co., NC Marriages, pg. 6: Isom Blankenship
married Polley Chambers.
1799 - 05 October - Pendleton District, SC Deeds p. 349; Conveyance Book H,
1804-1807, pg. 94-95: Isham Blankingship to John Blankingship for $100 sue
March for 100 acres in Washington District on Little Beaverdam of Rocky
River, where George Slaton now lives. Signed: Isham (x) Blankingship.
John Wallace, William Blankingship. John Wallace made oath to Michael
Dickson, J.P. 11 April, 1803. Recorded 09 October, 1804.
1800 - Rutherford Co., NC Census: Isham Blankenship 0-0-0-0-1/0-0-0-0-1/0
1800 - Blount Co. Early TN Tax Payers by Sistler: Isam Blankenship
1801 - Blount Co. Early TN Tax Payers by Sistler: Isom Blankinship
1801 - Early East TN Taxpayers - Blount Co., TN Capt. James Alesons Co:
1801 - 22 February -(BR Notes p. 114) - Blount Co., TN: - Woods Creek
lands of Thomas Parker & Isom Blankenship.
1808 - Blount Co., TN - Land granted to Isham Blankenship
1831-32 - Monroe Co., TN - Isham Blankenship, Jr. died.
1834 - 18 September - Monroe Co., TN Ct. of Chancery Records No. 32 Filed:
Thomas Blackburn Vs Robert Allen, et al, states, Isom Blankenship died
intestate 2 or 3 years ago. (Thus, Isham Blankenship died in either 1831
Looking forward to hearing from you.
End of BLANKENSHIP-D Digest V98 Issue #31
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