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From: "Brenton Dodge" <>
Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 64
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:29:13 -0700
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i hope that you know that laccie and ray blevins have passed away. also
their book may reprinted
----- Original Message -----
From: "Les Blevins" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Charles Austin" <>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 64


> Charles, you wrote in this your latest diatribe "Since all the
> information
> you have is gathered, and with errors such as you have displayed in this
> discussion, please hush!" and posted it to the list here we go again.
>
> My source is; the book, Jonathan Blevins of Virginia and His Descendants
> by
> Laccie and Ray Blevins page 97.
>
> I suggest you contact Laccie and Ray and rant to them instead of to the
> list.
>
> Les Blevins
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Austin" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 9:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 64
>
>
>> Les,
>> I will base my reply on facts:
>> Gaines Blevins was born 1 Jan 1806 Wayne County, KY my GG Grandfather
>> Buried
>> in DeKalb Co, AL
>> Henry T Blevins was born 8 Sep 1848 Wayne County, KY my G Grandfather
>> Buried
>> in DeKalb Co, AL
>> Telytha Jane Blevins Emmett was born 14 Apr 1877 Snad Mtn, DeKalb Co, AL,
>> Buried In DeKalb Co, AL
>>
>>>From your idea, it woul have been WAY hard for Henry to have been born in
>> 1848 from a 5 year old father. Keep in mind that in 1976 all but one of
>> Henry's grandchildren, children Of Telytha Jane Blevins Emmett's children
>> were still alive, therefore, Bill Emmett and I judge our information to
>> be
>> absolutely correct!
>>
>> Henceforth, I consider your infomation to be second hand at best. You
>> are
>> not the expert that you try to portray. Stop putting forth your errors,
>> it
>> does no one any good.
>>
>> The very didea of you attacting me about my own family! I talked to
>> Laccie
>> about his records, told him they had made mistakes, he told me, "Mistakes
>> will be made." Yes, mistakes will be made especially when one goes out
>> to
>> become an expert on everybody's families but their own.
>>
>> Les, butt out of my family! The very idea of someone like you trying to
>> tell me, and my cousin Bill Emmett that we have made a mistake on our
>> parent's Grandfather. We started researching our Blevinses in 1976. That
>> gives us time to be way ahead of you!
>>
>> GAINES: Would you like to see no less than 21 of his descendants with the
>> name GAINES? Why would our family perpetuate a name that is not
>> associated?
>>
>> BTW: YOUR Gaines was named for my GG Grandfather, FROM a different
>> Blevins
>> family, with totally separate children, grandchildren.
>>
>> Les, it is now time for both of us to quit bothering this list with our
>> discussion. Since all the information you have is gathered, and with
>> errors
>> such as you have displayed in this discussion, please hush!
>>
>> Charles Edwin Austin, GG Grandson of GAINES BLEVINS 1806
>>
>> Now would be a good time for me to tell you that you are the reason I
>> started posting. You post from "Gathered Information", certainly not
>> first
>> hand experience.
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 2:56 PM
>> Subject: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 64
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Today's Topics:
>>>
>>> 1. Re: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 60 (Les Blevins)
>>>
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Message: 1
>>> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:56:07 -0500
>>> From: "Les Blevins" <>
>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 60
>>> To: <>
>>> Message-ID: <016501c6f60b$bcdf45e0$>
>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>> reply-type=original
>>>
>>> Charles,
>>>
>>> You wrote; "Les, please don't try to stretch DOBs too far for one
>>> person,
>>> there were a lot of Blevinses in Wayne Co, KY so that will not work."
>>>
>>> So I feel I must point out that the dates I posted earlier were not a
>>> product of my invention or of me stretching anything.
>>>
>>> They were published in the book, Jonathan Blevins of Virginia and His
>>> Descendants by Laccie and Ray Blevins after several years of dedicated
>>> research by Laccie and Ray interviewing hundreds of the people of their
>>> branch of the family tree. (see page 97) Do you have a copy?
>>>
>>> I cited my source for those names and dates, namely the book, Jonathan
>>> Blevins of Virginia and His Descendants by Laccie and Ray Blevins, and
>>> it
>>> was my understanding your problem with my postings was that you believed
>>> I
>>> was making up untrue information about your family.
>>>
>>> Once again, my source is; the book, Jonathan Blevins of Virginia and His
>>> Descendants by Laccie and Ray Blevins page 97.
>>>
>>> One more time in case you missed it; the source is the book, Jonathan
>>> Blevins of Virginia and His Descendants by Laccie and Ray Blevins page
>>> 97.
>>>
>>> Les Blevins
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Charles Austin" <>
>>> To: <>
>>> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 1:34 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 60
>>>
>>>
>>>> Les,
>>>> I have extensive information on Gaines Blevins b: 1806, Wayne County,
>>>> KY.
>>>> Since Gaines, b 1806 was my GG Grandfather, and he is buried in Cagle
>>>> Cemetery, Deerhead Cove, DeKalb Co, AL, right below where I grew up,
>>>> and
>>>> lived most of my life. Yes, I do know that my ffacts are straight.
>>>>
>>>> The Gaines 1843 was named for my gg grandfather, he was of the
>>>> Jonathan,
>>>> Jonathan 1750 VA family. Not from my family. Les, please don't try to
>>>> stretch DOBs too far for one person, there were a lot of Blevinses in
>>>> Wayne
>>>> Co, KY so that will not work.
>>>>
>>>> If you would like my Blevins info from Wayne Co, KY, let me know who
>>>> you
>>>> want info on and I will either share, or tell yo that I don't know.
>>>>
>>>> My information is factual to the best of my ability. Find error with
>>>> it?
>>>> Let me know, don't make it public.
>>>> Chaarles
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: <>
>>>> To: <>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 1:44 PM
>>>> Subject: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 60
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Today's Topics:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. Richard Blevins bef 1760 (Charles Austin)
>>>>> 2. Re: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 58 (Les Blevins)
>>>>> 3. Re: Richard Blevins bef 1760 (Les Blevins)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> Message: 1
>>>>> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:35:05 -0400
>>>>> From: "Charles Austin" <>
>>>>> Subject: [BLEVINS] Richard Blevins bef 1760
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Message-ID: <006401c6f600$69e38870$>
>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>>>> reply-type=original
>>>>>
>>>>> Les, do you know more about this Richard? Is it possible that he was
>>>>> my
>>>>> ggg
>>>>> grandfather who was born ca 1763, twin of Jonathan?
>>>>>
>>>>> I have, as you know, 2 Blevins families that were in Wayne Co. KY,
>>>>> both
>>>>> with
>>>>> Jonathans. My records don't indicate that Jonathan, Sr, ca 1750 had a
>>>>> Richard, would have been too young anyway. My ggg grandfather Richard,
>>>>> 1763,
>>>>> was there for a brief period before moving to Bledsoe Co, TN ca 1809.
>>>>>
>>>>> Perhaps I am reading too fast, but am not Arguing (that is over, thank
>>>>> goodness).
>>>>>
>>>>> Sure, there were possibly more Blevinses there, but I only have 2
>>>>> families,
>>>>> mine and the one that married into my Troxel/Troxell family.
>>>>>
>>>>> With respect,
>>>>> Charles
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> Message: 2
>>>>> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 12:38:06 -0500
>>>>> From: "Les Blevins" <>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 58
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Message-ID: <013b01c6f600$d71617a0$>
>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>>>> reply-type=original
>>>>>
>>>>> Charles,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a question for you;
>>>>>
>>>>> Is your Gaines possibly one and the same as the one in the family I
>>>>> have
>>>>> posted below? This family information I obtained from the book
>>>>> Jonathan
>>>>> Blevins of Virginia and His Descendants by Laccie and Ray Blevins. I
>>>>> think
>>>>> it is a pretty credible source but I would like to get your opinion on
>>>>> it
>>>>> as
>>>>> I see you list a birth date for Gaines of 1806 and the Jonathan
>>>>> Blevins
>>>>> book
>>>>> lists that Gaines' birth as 1843. Keep in mind that the ancestors
>>>>> listed
>>>>> below for Jonathan III are my own theory and I don't certify anything
>>>>> from
>>>>> the Jonathan Blevins book nor what I have added as proven.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks Les
>>>>>
>>>>> Jonathan Blevins III (5 gen.) (Jonathan Jr.4, Jonathan3,
>>>>> Daniel#1-2,
>>>>> William#1-1) b. Oct. 9, 1808 in Wayne Co., Ky. He was also known as
>>>>> Jonathan
>>>>> Jr. and called "Juber." Jonathan m. (1) Ann Minton she died in 1843
>>>>> and
>>>>> (2)
>>>>> Lucinda Roberts (3) Eadley Sneed.. Sometime after 1874 Jonathan Jr.,
>>>>> his
>>>>> wife and some of the children moved from Rock Creek in Wayne Co. Ky to
>>>>> Pulaski Co., Ky. Jonathan d. Aug. 22, 1887 in Pulaski Co., Ky and is
>>>>> buried
>>>>> in Freedom cemetery on Highway 1247 north of Somerset Ky.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Sixth Gen. Children of Jonathan Jr. and Ann Blevins
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. Shadrack b. 12-20-1834 d. 3-8-1904
>>>>> m.
>>>>> Sarah J. Bryant
>>>>>
>>>>> 2. C.I. b. 1836
>>>>>
>>>>> 3. Plesant C. b. 2-18-1838 d. 2-14-1886
>>>>> m.
>>>>> H.E. Hoopman
>>>>>
>>>>> 4. John b. 11-9-1839 d. 1-6-1878
>>>>> m. Lois G. Ralston
>>>>>
>>>>> 5, Minerva b. 1-5-1841
>>>>>
>>>>> 6. Gaines b. 2-4- 1843 d. 9-6-1911
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Sixth Gen. Children of Jonathan and Lucinda Blevins
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 7. Barbara Ann b. 8-11-1844 d.
>>>>> m. Andrew Leuallen
>>>>>
>>>>> 8. Francis Marion b. 4-18-1846 d. 8-10-1926 m.
>>>>> Sarah
>>>>> McDonald
>>>>>
>>>>> 9. Jonathan III b. 12-30-1847 d. 7-20-1926
>>>>> m.
>>>>> Saddler
>>>>>
>>>>> 10. Lydia Emarine b. 4-28-1849 d. 4-18-1920 m.
>>>>> Silas
>>>>> G. Baugh
>>>>>
>>>>> 11. Sherrod Wm. b. 1-16-1851 d. 6-6-1908 m.
>>>>> Amelia
>>>>> McDonald
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> m. Nannie Douglas
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> m. Lora Floyd
>>>>>
>>>>> 12. Elisha B. b. 3-18-1853 d. 11-2-1934
>>>>> m.
>>>>> Mary
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Sixth Gen. Children of Jonathan and Eadley Blevins
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 13. Luella b. 4-28-1875 d. 4-8-1925
>>>>> m.
>>>>> Whitaker
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Charles Austin" <>
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 11:55 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 58
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> List,
>>>>>> Thanks Rob for mentioning two of my Blevins places in DeKalb Co, AL.
>>>>>> &
>>>>>> Catoosa Co, GA. These are my Blevinses. Blevins Mill & Blevins Acres
>>>>>> are
>>>>>> named for my immediate family, Descendants of Gaines Blevins, b:
>>>>>> Wayne
>>>>>> Co,
>>>>>> KY, 1806 D,: DeKalb Co, AL.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It is also "possible", just possible that Blevins, AR is named for
>>>>>> one
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> my
>>>>>> Blevins families IF it is near Mt. Home, AR, or Izard Co, AR.
>>>>>> Charles
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: <>
>>>>>> To: <>
>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 3:03 AM
>>>>>> Subject: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 58
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Today's Topics:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1. Re: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54 (SHEILA ANDERSON-LEWIS)
>>>>>>> 2. Re: Blevins Crossroads (Rob Blevins)
>>>>>>> 3. Re: BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54 (Vivian Markley)
>>>>>>> 4. Re: Walling family ()
>>>>>>> 5. Re: Variant Surnames ()
>>>>>>> 6. Re: Matilda and David ()
>>>>>>> 7. Re: Variant Surnames (Palmer Blevins)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 1
>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 19:44:37 -0400
>>>>>>> From: "SHEILA ANDERSON-LEWIS" <>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54
>>>>>>> To: "Palmer Blevins" <>, <>
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <001401c6f56a$dedbe7d0$>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>>>>>> reply-type=original
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> BEHAVE....BLEVINS
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> TWO WORDS THAT START WITH "B" AND DON'T BELONG ON THE SAME
>>>>>>> PAGE...LOL
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Have you ever known a BLEVINS that knew how to BEHAVE?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> LOL
>>>>>>> SHEILA
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: "Palmer Blevins" <>
>>>>>>> To: <>
>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 7:39 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> oh come on charles...dont behave. Your a Blevins, and if the blood
>>>>>>>> flowing
>>>>>>>> in my veins is in anyway similiar to yours, then you are obligated
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>>> rebelrouser. Any way it has been fun watching you spar with
>>>>>>>> others.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 2
>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 21:15:40 -0400
>>>>>>> From: "Rob Blevins" <>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Blevins Crossroads
>>>>>>> To: "Les Blevins" <>, <>
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <006801c6f577$97336900$>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Les,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As if I needed to prove (once again) that I have too much time on my
>>>>>>> hands, consider the follow information that I put together last
>>>>>>> year:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> There are towns (some extinct but still on the map) named Blevins in
>>>>>>> Carter County TN, in Lawrence County KY, in Hempstead County AR, and
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>> Falls County TX. Of these towns, only Blevins AR is large enough
>>>>>>> (population 385) to have its own zip code; 71825. There are
>>>>>>> residential
>>>>>>> areas named Blevins Crossroads in Allegheny County NC, Old Blevins
>>>>>>> Mill
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>> DeKalb County AL, Blevins Acres in Catoosa County GA, Blevinstown in
>>>>>>> Fairfax County VA, and Blevins Corner in Lunenburg County VA. There
>>>>>>> once
>>>>>>> was a Blevins Township in Henry County MO but it is no longer in
>>>>>>> existence.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have long lists under the headings of Blevins Waterways, Valleys,
>>>>>>> Schools, Historical Sites, Cemeteries, and Churches as well. Please
>>>>>>> don't
>>>>>>> make me post them!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Rob
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: Les Blevins
>>>>>>> To:
>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 3:51 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Blevins Crossroads
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hey Gang,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Looking for a map that shows the course of the Little River and
>>>>>>> where
>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>> meets and flows into the New River I came to a map that shows a
>>>>>>> place
>>>>>>> called "Blevins Crossroads" about twenty miles west and about four
>>>>>>> miles
>>>>>>> north from Mount Airy NC. This tiny spec of a place looks to be only
>>>>>>> about
>>>>>>> a mile or two south of the NC and VA state line and about 10 miles
>>>>>>> north
>>>>>>> of Stone Mountain State Park in NC and about 12 miles west of I-77
>>>>>>> where
>>>>>>> it crosses the NC and VA line.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Anybody know anything about Blevins Crossroads or how it got its
>>>>>>> name?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If you want to find it use Mapquest.com and enter Mount Airy NC.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> After my last posting I hope this doesn't look or seem too much
>>>>>>> like
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> puzzle.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -------------------------------
>>>>>>> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
>>>>>>> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
>>>>>>> quotes in the subject and the body of the message
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 3
>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 21:49:27 -0400
>>>>>>> From: "Vivian Markley" <>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54
>>>>>>> To: <>, "'Palmer Blevins'"
>>>>>>> <>
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Gee, I really feel at home now. I always said that the reason I got
>>>>>>> so
>>>>>>> involved in genealogy was I could not understand how my sweet little
>>>>>>> grandmother could have married a Cottrell/Blevins rebelrouser. I
>>>>>>> guess
>>>>>>> I
>>>>>>> could say it was their natural sex appeal but then we won't be able
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> live
>>>>>>> with any of these men.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>> From:
>>>>>>> [mailto:]
>>>>>>> On
>>>>>>> Behalf Of SHEILA ANDERSON-LEWIS
>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 7:45 PM
>>>>>>> To: Palmer Blevins;
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> BEHAVE....BLEVINS
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> TWO WORDS THAT START WITH "B" AND DON'T BELONG ON THE SAME
>>>>>>> PAGE...LOL
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Have you ever known a BLEVINS that knew how to BEHAVE?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> LOL
>>>>>>> SHEILA
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: "Palmer Blevins" <>
>>>>>>> To: <>
>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 7:39 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 1, Issue 54
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> oh come on charles...dont behave. Your a Blevins, and if the blood
>>>>>>>> flowing
>>>>>>>> in my veins is in anyway similiar to yours, then you are obligated
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>>> rebelrouser. Any way it has been fun watching you spar with
>>>>>>>> others.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -------------------------------
>>>>>>> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
>>>>>>> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
>>>>>>> quotes
>>>>>>> in the subject and the body of the message
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 4
>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:38:45 EDT
>>>>>>> From:
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Walling family
>>>>>>> To:
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Diana, I know of no proof for the original Elisha Walling- Mary
>>>>>>> Blevins
>>>>>>> marriage. The second Elisha Walling (1734-1814) marriage to
>>>>>>> Catherine
>>>>>>> Blevins is
>>>>>>> of course documented in the Draper Manuscripts. My primary info on
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> possible marriage of Elisha and Mary came from the letters of Mrs.
>>>>>>> Edna
>>>>>>> (Walling)
>>>>>>> Neuhauser. These letters dated 1971-1979 were included in the
>>>>>>> "Blevins
>>>>>>> Traveling Notebook" that was coordinated by Venita Blevins. The
>>>>>>> Traveling
>>>>>>> Notebook had two editions about 1979-1980. Much of Edna's data
>>>>>>> came
>>>>>>> from
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> writings of Rev. Henry Rice of McMinn Co, TN who was a great
>>>>>>> grandson
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> Elisha
>>>>>>> and Mary (Blevins) Walling. Again without proof Edna stated "It is
>>>>>>> my
>>>>>>> belief
>>>>>>> that William Blevins belonged to Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode
>>>>>>> Island
>>>>>>> family
>>>>>>> that was there in 1685 when my Wallings were there. The family
>>>>>>> tradition
>>>>>>> is
>>>>>>> that Elisha Walling left home, after his father's death with the
>>>>>>> Blevins
>>>>>>> family, traveling from NJ along the Pennsylvania Wagon Trail across
>>>>>>> western
>>>>>>> Maryland and into southwestern Virginia." In another letter she
>>>>>>> says
>>>>>>> that she
>>>>>>> started with only one lead - the family tradition that Elisha b.
>>>>>>> 1708
>>>>>>> ran
>>>>>>> away
>>>>>>> from home, joined the Blevins family in Bucks Co, PA and migrated
>>>>>>> with
>>>>>>> them
>>>>>>> eventually to Southwest Virginia.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Edna Walling Neuhauser gave her line as coming from Elisha Wallikng
>>>>>>> b.
>>>>>>> 26
>>>>>>> July 1708, Cohansey, Salem Co, NJ, son of Thomas Walling b. ca. 1660
>>>>>>> Providence,
>>>>>>> RI who married Sarah Elwell on 10 May 1695. She mentions that the
>>>>>>> Thomas
>>>>>>> Walling will dated or probated 22 Oct. 1724 in Cohansey, NJ "cuts
>>>>>>> off
>>>>>>> my
>>>>>>> undutiful son William with only five shillings because of
>>>>>>> disobedience
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> me and
>>>>>>> his mother and arranged for the widow to bind out their son Elisha
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> trade." Edna speculates that the rebellious William led astray two
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> his
>>>>>>> brothers - James and Elisha - with all three appearing in the 1733
>>>>>>> tax
>>>>>>> lists of
>>>>>>> Monacacy Hundred in Prince Georges Co, MD (now Washington County).
>>>>>>> She
>>>>>>> states
>>>>>>> that Thomas Walling born ca. 1660 was the son of Thomas Walling who
>>>>>>> married
>>>>>>> Mary Abbott before 28 May 1651 in Providence, RI.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Edna is careful to indicate that her work is NOT proven. On Elisha
>>>>>>> Walling's descendants she writes "However, documentation on Elisha
>>>>>>> Walling
>>>>>>> is
>>>>>>> extremely spotty and research in depth is desirable before
>>>>>>> publication...
>>>>>>> There is
>>>>>>> as yet no proof of Elisha the Long Hunter's connection with the
>>>>>>> Rhode
>>>>>>> Island
>>>>>>> Wallings, but circumstantial evidence points to our Elisha Walling's
>>>>>>> brother
>>>>>>> William as the probable father of the Long Hunter"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Concerning her Elisha Walling she writes "No Elisha Walling will is
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> record, and statements regarding his marriage, the identity of his
>>>>>>> children, or
>>>>>>> the circumstances of his death are based largely on circumstantial
>>>>>>> evidence and
>>>>>>> inference. Primary evidence in the records of the late Edward L.
>>>>>>> Rice
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> California, made available to the compiler by a fellow researcher,
>>>>>>> partially
>>>>>>> fill the more serious gaps."
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Good Luck in your continued search. I recall that we have
>>>>>>> corresponded
>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>> years past.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ron Blevins
>>>>>>> ******************************************************************************
>>>>>>> ****************
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In a message dated 10/21/2006 12:27:53 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>>>>> writes:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Well put Vivian.
>>>>>>> You have to start with the family tales and myths. I have been
>>>>>>> doing this for about 40 years but am just now taking a course here
>>>>>>> through the Dallas Gen. Soc. which is on an advanced level and has
>>>>>>> people in it who are working to become Certified Genealogists.
>>>>>>> BUT it is impossible for those who have left New England or the
>>>>>>> Tidewater to find the 'proper proofs'. Maybe new material will
>>>>>>> emerge
>>>>>>> over time but probably not my life time. So I have to work with
>>>>>>> what
>>>>>>> we
>>>>>>> have and go backwards.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My question is: Does the placement of the wife of Elisha Walling
>>>>>>> Sr. in people's charts come from Blevins info or because of Walling
>>>>>>> claims?
>>>>>>> As far as the Walling family is concerned, it is heresay only.
>>>>>>> There
>>>>>>> is
>>>>>>> no document, such as a deed, that names Elisha's wife.
>>>>>>> Elisha could not have served an apprenticeship until he was 21,
>>>>>>> then
>>>>>>> met
>>>>>>> Mary (where) and had son Thomas by 1730 or 31. We have always
>>>>>>> thought
>>>>>>> that he and his two brothers left home and went to Maryland to
>>>>>>> avoid
>>>>>>> his
>>>>>>> fulfilling his father's wishes. But that is just a guess.
>>>>>>> The only document between his father's will and the first item in
>>>>>>> Southside VA is the MD tax list. His brother James did stay in
>>>>>>> Maryland
>>>>>>> and left a lot of documents. Brother William came into Augusta Co
>>>>>>> VA
>>>>>>> and left a few documents before he and named wife moved to
>>>>>>> 'Carolina.'
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In my chart, I call Elisha's wife Mary Blevins, but I do not give
>>>>>>> her
>>>>>>> parents or siblings. Carolyn Wallin, in her book, quotes another
>>>>>>> person
>>>>>>> in saying Elisha may have met up with the Blevins in Bucks Co. PA.
>>>>>>> That
>>>>>>> person had no source but was just speculating. He was trying to
>>>>>>> envision the path that both the Blevins and Walling brothers had
>>>>>>> taken
>>>>>>> separately to get together in MD. Someone else's vision might be
>>>>>>> entirely different. Genealogy should be based on documents and not
>>>>>>> visions and not in quoting others who do not have sources.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> John Redd as a source is a whole different matter which I will
>>>>>>> address
>>>>>>> sometime later. I will just say he was very old and also very ill
>>>>>>> when
>>>>>>> he wrote two letters to Draper and they were written by his
>>>>>>> secretary.
>>>>>>> I have read both in the microfilm and 'hate' the fact that so much
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> our ideas about our family are based on his words.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Diana Williams
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 5
>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:47:08 EDT
>>>>>>> From:
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Variant Surnames
>>>>>>> To:
>>>>>>> Cc:
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Les, and Blevins-L: I too am concerned at so many messages, but
>>>>>>> must
>>>>>>> admit
>>>>>>> that I have learned a few new things that will be important to my
>>>>>>> future
>>>>>>> endeavors. Often it seems that the person who stirs the pot does
>>>>>>> cause
>>>>>>> consternation, but often also positive results.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ron
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In a message dated 10/21/2006 2:44:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>>>>> writes:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Marge,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I second Robs message.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And Rob, I have to admit my own person peeve is having so many
>>>>>>> messages
>>>>>>> posted to the Blevins list. I think a count would likely show we
>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>> seen
>>>>>>> something like 200 posted so far this month and I for one would
>>>>>>> like
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> see
>>>>>>> the list return to around 6 or 8 messages per month.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> It's like someone stirred up a nest of hornets lately and as I
>>>>>>> recall
>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>> started when someone posted a bunch of puzzles.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How about we poll the list to see who wants things to go back to
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> way
>>>>>>> they were?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And maybe we should outlaw or at least limit people posting
>>>>>>> puzzles, ---
>>>>>>> what say?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Still puzzled!!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 6
>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:57:30 EDT
>>>>>>> From:
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Matilda and David
>>>>>>> To:
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Vivian and Nadine: I believe that I can rule out the David
>>>>>>> Blevins/s
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> Ashe Co, NC. David Blevins born ca. 1808 in Ashe County, married
>>>>>>> there
>>>>>>> on 29
>>>>>>> Mar. 1830, Elizabeth Buckner. David and Elizabeth did not have any
>>>>>>> children,
>>>>>>> but did raise some of the children of his brother Wells Blevins Jr.
>>>>>>> who
>>>>>>> died
>>>>>>> in 1840, the same year as their father Wells. David's brother
>>>>>>> Capt.
>>>>>>> James
>>>>>>> Blevins (1795-1865) had a son David (1829-1909) who married Nancy
>>>>>>> Adlas
>>>>>>> Jacks
>>>>>>> and had at least 12 children. Another brother of David and James -
>>>>>>> William
>>>>>>> Blevins (1797-1887) lived most of his life in Ashe County, but
>>>>>>> married
>>>>>>> Rebecca
>>>>>>> Stitt in Montgomery Co, Indiana on 7 July 1823. William and
>>>>>>> Rebecca
>>>>>>> were
>>>>>>> back
>>>>>>> in Ashe County to stay by 1825.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Ron
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In a message dated 10/21/2006 3:25:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>>>>> writes:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> There is only two David Blevins in 1840 David of Ashe Co NC age
>>>>>>> 30-40
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> appears to have a relative or brother of similar age living with
>>>>>>> him.
>>>>>>> And a David Blivin of Schoharie, New York which is out of my
>>>>>>> knowledge
>>>>>>> base
>>>>>>> for sure.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By 1850, there are 12 David Blevins: 4 in Ashe Co Nc., 6 in
>>>>>>> Tennessee
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> 1
>>>>>>> in Claiborne Ms, 1 in Harlan Ky.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Since the death was in 1844 and David would have had to be at least
>>>>>>> 21,
>>>>>>> we
>>>>>>> can eliminate all Davids born after 1823.
>>>>>>> That leaves a David born 1808 living in Ashe Co NC
>>>>>>> David born Born 1825 living in Carter Co Tn
>>>>>>> Does anyone know these two men? Any possibility of a Matilda?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If you can rule both of these out, he may be living in a territory
>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>> did
>>>>>>> not take a census or was missed because he was moving. If you have
>>>>>>> access
>>>>>>> to the census online find your 1860 possibilities and post online
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> see
>>>>>>> if
>>>>>>> anyone knows them. Also, if the Ashe Co and Carter co David's do
>>>>>>> not
>>>>>>> work
>>>>>>> out, you might search Indiana and probably Illinois and Missouri
>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> death
>>>>>>> record on a David Blevins before the 1850 Census. There seems to
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> migration trial that families often took up from the south to Ohio,
>>>>>>> Indiana
>>>>>>> or Illinois and then go across to Missouri.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Now I am thinking the admin of the will would have to live in the
>>>>>>> same
>>>>>>> state
>>>>>>> or they would give authority for another family member to represent
>>>>>>> them
>>>>>>> like Mary Stamper Blevins did with Jonathan Stamper. I know states
>>>>>>> are
>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>> different about this stuff, so did her David have to be living in
>>>>>>> Indiana
>>>>>>> when he was the admin?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Vivian
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Message: 7
>>>>>>> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 02:00:28 -0500
>>>>>>> From: "Palmer Blevins" <>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Variant Surnames
>>>>>>> To: <>
>>>>>>> Message-ID: <002c01c6f5a7$c5603d00$>
>>>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>>>>>> reply-type=original
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I think the discussion of variant surnames is pretty important to
>>>>>>> explore,
>>>>>>> since there can be some valuable information to be gleamed that
>>>>>>> would
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> lost if we were to simply ignore variances of spelling.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Bleddyn is the Welsh spelling of our surname (which could be taken
>>>>>>> as
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> original spelling; however an Anglo-Saxon chronical from 1063 spells
>>>>>>> Bleddyn
>>>>>>> as "Blethgent." The Pipe Roll (tax list) from Shropshire in 1171
>>>>>>> spells
>>>>>>> Bleddyn as Bledienus, the Parliamentary Writs of 1313 spells Bleddyn
>>>>>>> as
>>>>>>> Bledin and the Extent of Chirkland of 1391 spells it as Plethyn.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Because of English influence in South Wales (where our beloved
>>>>>>> William
>>>>>>> Blethyn lay his head) Blethyn was a popular Old English version of
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> Welsh
>>>>>>> Bleddyn (the "dd" and "th" of the two names are pronounced as "v").
>>>>>>> As
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> English language evolved and exerted a greater influence on the
>>>>>>> Welsh,
>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>> "th" began to be replaced in writing with a "v" and the "y" with an
>>>>>>> "i".
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In America (as in the old country), taking into consideration our
>>>>>>> "hill
>>>>>>> people" ancestors (nod to Les :) ), grammatical, spelling and accent
>>>>>>> errors
>>>>>>> played an important role in the plethora of variances in surname.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>> From: <>
>>>>>>> To: <>
>>>>>>> Cc: <>
>>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 10:47 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Variant Surnames
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Les, and Blevins-L: I too am concerned at so many messages, but
>>>>>>>> must
>>>>>>>> admit
>>>>>>>> that I have learned a few new things that will be important to my
>>>>>>>> future
>>>>>>>> endeavors. Often it seems that the person who stirs the pot does
>>>>>>>> cause
>>>>>>>> consternation, but often also positive results.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Ron
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> In a message dated 10/21/2006 2:44:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>>>>>> writes:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Marge,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I second Robs message.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> And Rob, I have to admit my own person peeve is having so many
>>>>>>>> messages
>>>>>>>> posted to the Blevins list. I think a count would likely show we
>>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>>> seen
>>>>>>>> something like 200 posted so far this month and I for one would
>>>>>>>> like
>>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>> see
>>>>>>>> the list return to around 6 or 8 messages per month.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> It's like someone stirred up a nest of hornets lately and as I
>>>>>>>> recall
>>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>>> started when someone posted a bunch of puzzles.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How about we poll the list to see who wants things to go back to
>>>>>>>> the
>>>>>>>> way
>>>>>>>> they were?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> And maybe we should outlaw or at least limit people posting
>>>>>>>> puzzles, ---
>>>>>>>> what say?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Still puzzled!!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> Message: 3
>>>>> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 12:43:56 -0500
>>>>> From: "Les Blevins" <>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] Richard Blevins bef 1760
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Message-ID: <014001c6f601$a7b89590$>
>>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>>>>> reply-type=original
>>>>>
>>>>> Sorry Charles but I don't know anything about this or any other
>>>>> Richard.
>>>>> I
>>>>> don't have any Richards in my own line so far as I know and I only can
>>>>> say
>>>>> "I know" about my own line.
>>>>>
>>>>> But thanks for asking anyway.
>>>>>
>>>>> Les
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Charles Austin" <>
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 12:35 PM
>>>>> Subject: [BLEVINS] Richard Blevins bef 1760
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Les, do you know more about this Richard? Is it possible that he was
>>>>>> my
>>>>>> ggg
>>>>>> grandfather who was born ca 1763, twin of Jonathan?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have, as you know, 2 Blevins families that were in Wayne Co. KY,
>>>>>> both
>>>>>> with
>>>>>> Jonathans. My records don't indicate that Jonathan, Sr, ca 1750 had a
>>>>>> Richard, would have been too young anyway. My ggg grandfather
>>>>>> Richard,
>>>>>> 1763,
>>>>>> was there for a brief period before moving to Bledsoe Co, TN ca 1809.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Perhaps I am reading too fast, but am not Arguing (that is over,
>>>>>> thank
>>>>>> goodness).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sure, there were possibly more Blevinses there, but I only have 2
>>>>>> families,
>>>>>> mine and the one that married into my Troxel/Troxell family.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> With respect,
>>>>>> Charles
>>>>>>
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