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Subject: BLANKENSHIP, HARPER, BUCKNER, SULLINS
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 07:36:12 EDT
This is my first posting to the site and I am hoping that someone in
Missouri will have a connection with my family. I have been researching this
line for about 4 years and have hit brick walls. Last night I had it, and
subscribed to every single Missouri county, so maybe I will have a
breakthrough, or at least help someone else. This may be quite lengthy and if
anyone needs clearification if I dont make sense somewhere, please let me
Calvin Blankenship was born in Tennessee est. 1820-25. I know absolutely
nothing about his parents, but in 1850 he was living next door to Wiliam and
Pamela Jane Blankenship and their daughter Nancy, who was born in 1850.
William was born a year or two after Calvin and he was also born in TN. I
have to assume that they are related if not brothers.
Calvin first appeared on the Texas County, District # 98 1850 Census
with his Wife Delilah who was born in IL, her parents were born in TN, and
three children: William P Angeline and James. His son, William was born abt.
1844 in MO so that indicates that they were in Missouri at least by 1844. By
1860, it is now called Boon Township and they have five more children :
Nancy, Franklin, John, David, and Martha E.
Calvin enlisted into the Confederate Army in 1861 and died in 1864. No
military record exsists other than his Muster Roll.
Then in 1870 and 1880 Delilah is the head of the household and in 1870
Henry (my gg grandfather) has appeared on the census for the first time.
Deliah died between 1880-1883. She and Calvin are buried at Mitchell Cemetery.
CALVIN AND DELIAH's CHildren and decendents
I have only been about to locate two of Calvin's children on the census
other than my gg grandfather:
David b. abt 1857 married Margaret Sullins (daughter of Reuben Sullins) on
May 6, 1886 in Licking Missouri. They had sic children: Dolts,
Mary,Elmer,Alta (married Thomas Richards),Maggie, and lola.
Angeline married Logan D. Harper. They had four girls:
1. Nancy Eliza : b. 1866 m. John W. Mitchell on July 23,1883 (Franklin
Blankenship consented) in Licking, Missouri. They had 8 kids:William H, Carl
L, Winnie M, Alma L, David, Justine, Eddie and Henry.
2. Mary, died young
3. Lucy b. 1870 married a Williams
4. Laura Ellen b. Sept 16, 1873 m. Edward Buckner (son of Thomas and Viney
Buckner) had 6 kids:
William Franklin b. Feb 10, 1893 m. Bertha Murr
Logan James b. April 27, 1895 d. Mar 22, 1988 m. Thimsen Scranko and Mary
Ethel b. July 1897 m. Hebrew Sukkins on Jan 30, 1915
Bryan b. Dec 22, 1899 m. Blanche Hobson
Charles Allen b. Dec 22, 1903 m. Nell Hobson, d. April 2,1973
Ava Ruth b. Oct 18, 1905
Henry married Lillie Ellen Smith, daughter of James E. Madison Smith and
Margaret Ellen Stricklin. They had 2 sons, Irven who married Rhoda Ormsby and
Virgil who married Grace Viola Adkins, daughter of Charles Adkins and Hester
I hope I made sense, and more importantly, a connection!