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Subject: Re: (BLANKENSHIP) Blankenship line - Tazewell, VA & WVA
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 01:56:12 EST


Hi All,
Here is a lost of some of them Blankenships I found in Tazewell County,
Virginia that MAY have moved on to places in West Virginia. I am sending this
in to the post in hope that it will help David connect his family.
Sue

Descendants of Zachariah Blankenship
Generation No. 1
1. ZACHARIAH2 BLANKENSHIP (BLANKENSHIP1) was born 1780 in ,,Virginia. He
married DORCAS LESTER August 28, 1824 in ,Floyd Co., Kentucky, daughter of
WILLIAM LESTER and RACHEL BISHOP.

Notes for DORCAS LESTER:
!1850 - VA, Russell Co. (Census) Zachariah Blankenship 70 b. NC; Dorcas 50
b.p.
Unknown; Calvin 16 b. KY; Patsey 14 b. KY; Armestead 13 b. KY;Sally 10 b. KY;
William 7 b. KY and Catherine 5 b. KY.

More About DORCAS LESTER:
Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED
Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED
Sealed to child (LDS): SUBMITTED

Children of ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP and DORCAS LESTER are:
i.JOHN W.3 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1830.

Notes for JOHN W. BLANKENSHIP:
Married Rebecca ______.

ii.CALVIN BLANKENSHIP, b. 1834, ,,Kentucky.

Notes for CALVIN BLANKENSHIP:
Calvin's daughter Catherine Blankenship (b 1858 Buchanan Co.) m Calvin
Stephens. Married 8 Dec 1875.

iii.MARTHA PATSY BLANKENSHIP, b. 1836, KY, Kentucky.
iv.ARMISTEAD BLANKENSHIP, b. 1837, ,,Kentucky; m. NANCY SPENCER, January 21,
1858, ,Tazewell Co., Virginia.

Notes for NANCY SPENCER:
D/O John & Nancy Spencer.

v.SARAH BLANKENSHIP, b. 1840, ,Russell Co., Virginia; m. JOHN STILTNER,
November 22, 1866, ,Buchanan Co., Virginia.

Notes for JOHN STILTNER:
S/O Jacob and C. Street Stilner

2.vi.WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP, b. 1843, ,,Kentucky.
vii.CATHERINE BLANKENSHIP, b. 1845, ,,Kentucky.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM3 BLANKENSHIP (ZACHARIAH2, BLANKENSHIP1) was born 1843 in
,,Kentucky. He married CLARA BLANKENSHIP January 07, 1869 in ,McDowell Co.,
West Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP:
DIVORCE DATE 1880

Notes for CLARA BLANKENSHIP:
D/O Jessie & Hannah. Divorced from William Blankenship 2 May 1880 in McDow.

Child of WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP and CLARA BLANKENSHIP is:
i.ELI4 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1858, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia; m. MARY RITTY
LESTER, September 27, 1879, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia.
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Descendants of Presley Blankenship
Generation No. 1
1. PRESLEY1 BLANKENSHIP was born 1800 in ,,Virginia. He married RUTH LESTER
October 04, 1838 in ,Tazewell Co., Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM LESTER and
RACHEL BISHOP.

More About RUTH LESTER:
Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED
Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED
Sealed to child (LDS): SUBMITTED
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Descendants of Blankenship

Generation No. 1

1. BLANKENSHIP1.

Children of BLANKENSHIP are:
2.i.ZACHARIAH2 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1780, ,,Virginia.
3.ii.SOLOMON BLANKENSHIP, b. Bef. 1802.

Generation No. 2

2. ZACHARIAH2 BLANKENSHIP (BLANKENSHIP1) was born 1780 in ,,Virginia. He
married DORCAS LESTER August 28, 1824 in ,Floyd Co., Kentucky, daughter of
WILLIAM LESTER and RACHEL BISHOP.

Notes for DORCAS LESTER:
!1850 - VA, Russell Co. (Census) Zachariah Blankenship 70 b. NC; Dorcas 50
b.p.
Unknown; Calvin 16 b. KY; Patsey 14 b. KY; Armestead 13 b. KY;Sally 10 b. KY;
William 7 b. KY and Catherine 5 b. KY.

More About DORCAS LESTER:
Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED
Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED
Sealed to child (LDS): SUBMITTED

Children of ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP and DORCAS LESTER are:
i.JOHN W.3 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1830.

Notes for JOHN W. BLANKENSHIP:
Married Rebecca ______.

ii.CALVIN BLANKENSHIP, b. 1834, ,,Kentucky.

Notes for CALVIN BLANKENSHIP:
Calvin's daughter Catherine Blankenship (b 1858 Buchanan Co.) m Calvin
Stephens. Married 8 Dec 1875.

iii.MARTHA PATSY BLANKENSHIP, b. 1836, KY, Kentucky.
iv.ARMISTEAD BLANKENSHIP, b. 1837, ,,Kentucky; m. NANCY SPENCER, January 21,
1858, ,Tazewell Co., Virginia.

Notes for NANCY SPENCER:
D/O John & Nancy Spencer.

v.SARAH BLANKENSHIP, b. 1840, ,Russell Co., Virginia; m. JOHN STILTNER,
November 22, 1866, ,Buchanan Co., Virginia.

Notes for JOHN STILTNER:
S/O Jacob and C. Street Stilner

4.vi.WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP, b. 1843, ,,Kentucky.
vii.CATHERINE BLANKENSHIP, b. 1845, ,,Kentucky.

3. SOLOMON2 BLANKENSHIP (BLANKENSHIP1) was born Bef. 1802. He married KATIE
DANIELS January 08, 1823.

Notes for SOLOMON BLANKENSHIP:
Lived in Cabell Co., VA in 1824.

Child of SOLOMON BLANKENSHIP and KATIE DANIELS is:
5.i.SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1824, ,Giles Co., Virginia.

Generation No. 3

4. WILLIAM3 BLANKENSHIP (ZACHARIAH2, BLANKENSHIP1) was born 1843 in
,,Kentucky. He married CLARA BLANKENSHIP January 07, 1869 in ,McDowell Co.,
West Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP:
DIVORCE DATE 1880

Notes for CLARA BLANKENSHIP:
D/O Jessie & Hannah. Divorced from William Blankenship 2 May 1880 in McDow.

Child of WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP and CLARA BLANKENSHIP is:
i.ELI4 BLANKENSHIP, b. 1858, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia; m. MARY RITTY
LESTER, September 27, 1879, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia.

5. SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP (SOLOMON2, BLANKENSHIP1) was born 1824 in ,Giles Co.,
Virginia. She married WILLIAM RILEY LESTER May 09, 1841 in ,Tazewell Co.,
Virginia, son of ABNER LESTER and REBECCA WHITT.

Notes for SARAH BLANKENSHIP:
Parents of Sarah Blankenship: Solomon and Katie Daniels Blankenship.
Sarah had two sisters, named Rebecca & Elizabeth.
Sarah's mother, Katie married second 26 Nov 1830 to Absolum Smith.

Notes for WILLIAM RILEY LESTER:
1850 - VA, Taze (Census) Age 33, Sarah 26, Chas. H. 6, Abner S. 4, Mary 3,
Emma
2, and Martha L. 1.

1860 - WV, McDowell (Census) Age 43, Sarah 38, Charles 15, Abner 14, Mary 13,
Anna 12, Martha 11, Samuel 10, Amy 8, Hagerman 6, and Emily 11 mos.

1863 - WV, Wyoming (Death) Killed by Confederates in the Civil War. William
was
murdered during the Civil War while visiting his family. He fought for the
North.

1870 - WV, Wyoming (Census) Widow of William - Sara 48, Abner S. 24, Martha S.
19, Samuel 17, Annie 15, Wm. H. 13, Emily 11, John C. 9, William 3, and
Rebecca 1.

Children of SARAH BLANKENSHIP and WILLIAM LESTER are:
i.MATHIAS4 LESTER, d. Bef. 1907.
ii.CATHERINE "KATIE" LESTER.

Notes for CATHERINE "KATIE" LESTER:
Source for this child: Cherokee application 32364 (Lizzie Lester Morgan).

6.iii.CHARLES K. LESTER, b. December 24, 1841, ,Tazewell Co., Virginia.
7.iv.ABNER SOLOMON LESTER, b. January 01, 1843, ,Tazewell Co., Virginia; d.
March 1915, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
v.MARY LESTER, b. 1847, ,Tazewell Co., Virginia; d. Bef. 1907; m. THOMAS
MITCHEM, January 28, 1869, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia.

Notes for THOMAS MITCHEM:
Source: Wy. Co. Marriages.

vi.MARTHA LESTER, b. 1849, ,,Virginia; m. HENRY HARVEY TOLER.
vii.SAMUEL L. LESTER, b. 1850; m. SARAH BISHOP.
viii.AMY R. LESTER, b. 1852, ,,Virginia.
8.ix.WILLIAM HAGERMAN LESTER, b. 1854, ,,Virginia; d. Aft. 1920, ,Wyoming
Co., West Virginia.
x.ANNA LESTER, b. 1856, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia; m. MANKIN ANDERSON
GRAVELY, February 01, 1880, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
9.xi.EMILY MARIAH LESTER, b. September 23, 1859, ,McDowell Co., West
Virginia; d. May 31, 1912, Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
10.xii.JOHN C. LESTER, b. 1861, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia; d. August 21,
1933, Tralee, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.
xiii.NANCY LESTER, b. Abt. 1862, ,,Virginia.

Generation No. 4

6. CHARLES K.4 LESTER (SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP, SOLOMON2, BLANKENSHIP1) was born
December 24, 1841 in ,Tazewell Co., Virginia. He married ELIZABETH BISHOP.

Notes for CHARLES K. LESTER:
1880 - WV, Wyoming Co. (Census) - Charles K. Luster 35, Elizabeth M. 34, David
C. 11, Rebecca J. 10, Sarah J. 8, Abner 4, John H. C. 3 and Samuel M. b. May
1880.

Notes for ELIZABETH BISHOP:
Elizabeth married first to Solomon Bishop (cousin). She was the d/o David
and Sarah Johnson Bishop. McDowell Court Record 16 Jul 1869: On motion of
Elizabeth Lester, Thomas M. Lester and James Totten are appt. commisoners
to settle estate with David Bishop as guardians of infant heirs of Solomon
Bishop. Mother-Elizabeth Lester Step-father-Charles Lester Bond-A. D. Milam.

Children of CHARLES LESTER and ELIZABETH BISHOP are:
i.WILLIAM D.5 LESTER, b. 1867, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia; m. BARBARA
BURKS, August 02, 1888, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia.

Notes for BARBARA BURKS:
D/O W. V. & Charlotte.

ii.DAVID C. LESTER, b. January 1867, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia.
11.iii.SARAH LESTER, b. June 04, 1869.
iv.REBECCA LESTER, b. 1872, ,,West Virginia.
12.v.ABNER H. LESTER, b. April 02, 1874, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia.
vi.JOHN H. C. LESTER, b. April 08, 1879, ,,West Virginia.
vii.SAMUEL LESTER, b. May 1880, ,,West Virginia.
viii.MANUEL LESTER, b. June 01, 1884, ,,West Virginia; m. MARGARET.

Notes for MANUEL LESTER:
Cherokee Application No. 41370. Filed from Kimball, WV.

ix.EDMOND LESTER, b. June 01, 1886, ,,West Virginia; m. SALLIE BAILEY,
September 08, 1907, Panther, McDowell Co., West Virginia.

Notes for SALLIE BAILEY:
D/O Harrison & Louisa Bailey.

7. ABNER SOLOMON4 LESTER (SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP, SOLOMON2, BLANKENSHIP1) was
born January 01, 1843 in ,Tazewell Co., Virginia, and died March 1915 in
,Raleigh Co., West Virginia. He married BARBARA ELLEN MILAM July 26, 1873 in
,Wyoming Co., West Virginia, daughter of ALLEN MILAM and MARTHA LESTER.

Notes for ABNER SOLOMON LESTER:
Abner filed for the Cherokee funds (No. 44278) in Hotchkiss

1880 - WV, Raleigh (Census) Abner S. Lester 32, Barbary 28, William O. 4,
James
L. 7, Martha L. 2, Hulda L. 1, Sarah Lester 48 (Ab's mother) Samuel Lester
25 (Ab's brother)

1900 - WV, Raleigh (Census) Abner Lester, b. Jan 1845; Barbara, Nov 1849
Thomas, Jun 1882; Philip H., Oct 1884; Martha V., Mar 1887; John A., Jan 1889;
Allen M., Oct 189?; America A., Nov 1891 and Margaret C.

1907 - Lived in Lester

1910 - WV, Raleigh (Census) Abner S. Lester 67, Barbara 67, John A. 18 and
Allen M. 13

More About ABNER SOLOMON LESTER:
Burial: Low Gap Cem., Raleigh Co., West Virginia

Children of ABNER LESTER and BARBARA MILAM are:
13.i.JAMES LEWIS5 LESTER, b. May 15, 1873, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia.
ii.MATHIAS ABNER LESTER, b. May 27, 1874; d. August 1874.
14.iii.WILLIAM HAYES LESTER, b. September 1876.
iv.SARAH JANE LESTER, b. December 08, 1877; d. 1879.
v.REBECCA JANE LESTER, b. December 08, 1877; d. 1877.
15.vi.HULDA LANCARY LESTER, b. March 06, 1880, Ury, Raleigh Co., West
Virginia; d. October 23, 1953, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
16.vii.ELIZA JANE LESTER, b. January 05, 1883, Helen, Raleigh Co., West
Virginia; d. February 01, 1957, Ury, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
17.viii.THOMAS HENRY LESTER, b. June 11, 1883, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia;
d. 1951, Helen, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
18.ix.PHILIP H. LESTER, b. October 29, 1884.
19.x.MARTHA V. LESTER, b. March 04, 1887.
20.xi.AMERICA LESTER, b. November 08, 1891.
21.xii.JOHN ABNER LESTER, b. 1892, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
22.xiii.ALLEN MCKINNEY LESTER, b. August 09, 1897, Tams, Raleigh Co., West
Virginia; d. May 30, 1958, Ury, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.

8. WILLIAM HAGERMAN4 LESTER (SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP, SOLOMON2, BLANKENSHIP1) was
born 1854 in ,,Virginia, and died Aft. 1920 in ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia.
He married REBECCA BISHOP January 17, 1881 in ,McDowell Co., West Virginia,
daughter of DAVID BISHOP and SARAH JOHNSON.

Notes for WILLIAM HAGERMAN LESTER:
1910 McDowell Census: William Lester age 50 m. for 30 yrs. Rebecca age 60
married twice - 3 ch. 3 living.
William age 67, and Rebecca age 73, are in the 1920 Wy. Co. Census.
Source for family: Cherokee application 32364 (Lizzie Lester Morgan).

Notes for REBECCA BISHOP:
D/O David and Sarah Johnson Bishop. Rebecca married first to Matthew Ford
b. 1854 Buchanan Co., VA. Children of Rebecca and Matthew Ford: Gordon b
1876 and Lucinda b 1878.

Child of WILLIAM LESTER and REBECCA BISHOP is:
23.i.LIZZIE5 LESTER, b. 1881, ,McDowell Co., West Virginia.

9. EMILY MARIAH4 LESTER (SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP, SOLOMON2, BLANKENSHIP1) was born
September 23, 1859 in ,McDowell Co., West Virginia, and died May 31, 1912 in
Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia. She married JOHN HARMON ROWE
January 26, 1876 in ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia, son of JOHN ROWE and MARY
LANE.

More About EMILY MARIAH LESTER:
Burial: Low Gap Cem., Raleigh Co., West Virginia

Notes for JOHN HARMON ROWE:
John married 2) Elizabeth _____. Daughter: Hattie - died age 73.
born on Russell's Fork of Sandy at an old Rock House.
Source: Smith/Riffe Collection.

Children of EMILY LESTER and JOHN ROWE are:
24.i.MARY JANE5 ROWE, b. June 13, 1881, ,Elkhorn, Kentucky; d. September 29,
1954, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
25.ii.SARA ANN JANE ROWE, b. March 04, 1882, ,,West Virginia; d. April 1912,
,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
iii.MILES ELLIS ROWE, b. August 28, 1883, ,,West Virginia; d. 1883, ,,West
Virginia.
iv.JAMES WILLIAM ROWE, b. February 02, 1885; d. June 14, 1929.
v.MARTHA R. ETTA ROWE, b. May 15, 1886; m. JOSEPH MCVEY.
26.vi.ELLA PARADINE ROWE, b. February 02, 1888, Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co.,
West Virginia; d. April 15, 1970, Mabscott, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
vii.REBECCA LOU ROWE, b. September 19, 1889, Lick Branch, Raleigh Co., West
Virginia; d. 1889, Lick Branch, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
viii.MIRANDA RINDE ROWE, b. 1891.
27.ix.OPAL ROWE, b. December 28, 1892, ,Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
28.x.LEWIS M. ROWE, b. August 14, 1895, Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West
Virginia; d. April 04, 1968, Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.
xi.CORDELLIA MAY ROWE, b. May 06, 1897, ,,West Virginia; m. ROBERT PRICE
HOLT.
29.xii.WILDA ETHEL ROWE, b. July 23, 1899, ,,West Virginia.
xiii.CATHERINE M. ROWE, b. April 23, 1904, ,,West Virginia; m. GRATTON
UNDERWOOD.

10. JOHN C.4 LESTER (SARAH3 BLANKENSHIP, SOLOMON2, BLANKENSHIP1) was born
1861 in ,McDowell Co., West Virginia, and died August 21, 1933 in Tralee,
Wyoming Co., West Virginia. He married CHRISTINA TINA ROSE January 21, 1887
in ,McDowell Co., West Virginia, daughter of ISAAC ROSE and MARY LESTER.

Notes for JOHN C. LESTER:
John lived in Mullens, Wyo. Co. in 1907.

Notes for CHRISTINA TINA ROSE:
James' birth record gives Christina's maiden name as Lester.

Children of JOHN LESTER and CHRISTINA ROSE are:
i.SALLIE5 LESTER, b. 1888, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia; m. JOSEPH HOPKINS,
January 26, 1909, ,Wyoming Co., West Virginia.
ii.GOLDIE LESTER, b. 1890.
iii.MARTHA ELIZABETH LESTER, b. October 25, 1892, ,Wyoming Co., West
Virginia.

Notes for MARTHA ELIZABETH LESTER:
BIRTH SOURCE: Birth records of Wyoming Co., WV

iv.JAMES LESTER, b. July 12, 1898, Woosley, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.

Notes for JAMES LESTER:
BIRTH SOURCE: Birth records of Wyoming Co., WV

v.ORIE LESTER, b. 1900.
vi.CORA LESTER, b. 1900; m. LEVI GREEN, October 04, 1924, ,Wyoming Co., West
Virginia.

Notes for LEVI GREEN:
S/O Albert and Etta Green.

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