Solomon Blankenship & Elizabeth Vance

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Family Group Report

Husband

Solomon Blankenship

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth Jan 1846 (birth-date from 1900 census)
Marriage (m2) 4 Nov 1875 Logan, WV (Register of Marriages, page 31, line 64)
Death 21 Sep 1915  
Burial McCoy Cemetery; Burnwell, Pike County, Kentucky
his Father Hiram Blankenship
his Mother Elizabeth Dial
Notes about Husband: Solomon's first marriage was to Mary "Molly"; He is listed as "widower" on his 2nd marriage.
son Obediah's mother was Mary, the rest of Solomon's children are with Elizabeth
Wife

Elizabeth Louiza "Eliza" Vance

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 11 Jun 1863 Virginia (birth-date/state from death-certificate)
Death 8 Oct 1932 Stirratt, Logan, WV (death-certificate #13470)
Burial McCoy Cemeter, Burnwell, Pike County, Kentucky
her Father Richard Vance (born in Virginia)
her Mother Polly Statin (born in West Virginia)
Notes about Wife:
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 M Obediah Blankenship
"Obey"
b 30 Dec 1866 Kentucky (Birth date/state from dc)  
m     Jane
d 19 Jan 1947 Welch, McDowell, WV (death certificate #7695) bur: Big Sandy Cem.
2 M Henry B. Blankenship b 31 Jul 1876 Logan, WV (birth-date from dc)  
m 6 Feb 1908 Mingo, WV (mar-license page 310) Rosa Tiller
d 11 Mar 1953 Fayette, WV (death-certificate #2997) bur: String Town Cem.
3 3 Mary E. Blankenship b 27 Dec 1876 Logan, WV (birth-date from dc)  
m 16 Feb 1900 Mingo, WV James McGraw
m Jan 1893 Logan, WV (mar-reg page 19, line 1) Ira Carey
d 1 Jun 1953 Logan, WV (death-certificate #7485) bur: Muncy Cemetery
4 M Allen Blankenship b 1879 Logan, WV  
m      
d      
5 M Hiram Blankenship b 28 Aug 1881 Logan, WV (birth date/place from dc)  
m     Clarisa Smith
d 14 Mar 1933 Mingo, WV (death-certificate #5154)  
6 F Malinda Blankenship
"Linda"
b 6 Jan 1883 Logan, WV (delayed cert. of birth, #53038)  
m 1 Jul 1905 Mingo, WV (mar-license page 347) Harley Mahon
d 26 Jun 1957 Mingo, WV (death-certificate #'57-011880) bur: Hatfield Cemetery
7 F Pricy Blankenship b Jun 1884 Logan, WV  
m 17 Dec 1904 (m1) Mingo, WV (mar-license page 203) Zion Chafin
m 4 Nov 1909 (m2) Mingo, WV (mar-license page 335) Custer Kennedy
d 20 May 1924 Mingo, WV (death-certificate #7727)  
8 M John Whitley Blankenship b 24 Mar 1888 Logan, WV  
m     Cora Alice Perry
d      
9 F Martha Blankenship b Jul 1889 Logan, WV  
m      
d      
10 F Octavia Blankenship b 29 Jul 1892 Mingo, WV (birth-date from dc)  
m 27 Nov 1912 Twin Branch, McDowell, WV (mar-license page 397) Joe Blankenship
d 5 Nov 1958 Logan, WV (death-certificate #'58-016408) bur: Springtown, KY
11 F Piety Blankenship b Oct 1894    
m 22 Aug 1913 Mingo, WV (mar-license page 236) Dock Slone
d      
12 F Ima Dixie Blankenship b 15 Feb 1897 Mingo, WV  
m 23 Aor 1914 Mingo, WV (mar-license page 88) G. E. Phillips
d 9 May 1937    
13 M Gordon Blankenship
"Gordie"
b Mar 1899 (birth mo/yr from 1900 census) Varney, WV  
m 2 Feb 1917 Mingo, WV (mar-license page 347) Della McCoy
d 31 May 1945 Surosa, Mingo, WV (death-certificate #7006)  
14 M Willie Burgess Blankenship b 27 Dec 1901 Matewan, WV (birth date/place from dc)  
m      
d 19 Dec 1953 Wyoming, WV (death-certificate #16720)  
Notes about Children:
(10) Octavia - on her death-certificate her mother is Eliza Hatfield (information Walter Blankenship)
(15) Gordon - on the 1900 census he is age 1 born Mar-1899, on dc his birth-date is 30 Mar 1901, sister Octavia was informant

Census Analysis

Head of Household: Solomon Blankenship Spouse: Elizabeth Vance
Date / Place of Birth: 1846 / Pike County, KY Date / Place of Birth: 1863 / Virginia
Date / Place of Death: 1915 / Pike County, KY Date / Place of Death: 1932 / Logan WV
Marriage Date / Place: (m2) 4 Nov 1875 / Logan, WV
1850 ST KY COUNTY: Pike Twp (not stated) Pg#   466b
5-yr-old Solomon Blankenship is w/parents Hiram (35) & Elizabeth (36). Siblings: Obediah 17, Jenny 14, John 12, Dan'l 9, and Margaret 8
1860 ST WVa COUNTY: Logan Twp (not stated) Pg# No. 85
17-yr-old Solomon Blankenship is w/parents Hiram (48) & Elizabeth (49). Siblings: Daniel 21, Elizabeth 7, Judith 5, and Nathan 6.
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Logan Twp Tridelphia Township; Post Office: Richcreek Pg# No. 8
Name Age BP Occupation / Additional Information
Blankenship, Solomon 26 Ky Farming
", Mary 22 Va  
", Obediah 6/12 WV born in December
Lines 36-38; Enum-Dwelling #51; Enum-Family #51
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Logan ED ED:75; Magnolia District Pg#  No. 15
Name Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Blankenship, Solomon 32 Va Va-Ky; Farmer
", Eliza (wife) 23 Va Va-Va; Keeps house
", Oba (son) 8 Va Va-Va
", Henry (son) 6 WV Va-Va
", Mary (dau) 3 WV Va-Va
", Allen (son) 1 WV Va-Va
Lines 28-33; Enum-Dwelling #117; Enum-Family #118; (Solomon's parents, Hiram (60) & Betty (60) are in the next household
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Mingo ED ED:91; Magnolia District Pg# sheet 24A
Name Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Blankinship, Solomon 53 WV Va-Va; born Jun-1846; married-25-years; Farmer; rents-farm; Farm Schedule #59
", Eliza (wife) 40 WV Va-Ky; born Jun-1859; married-25-years; 12-children / 12-living
", Hiram (son) 18 WV WV-WV; born Aug-1881; Farm Laborer
", Pricy (dau) 15 WV WV-WV; born Jun-1884
", Malinda (dau) 13 WV WV-WV; born Jan-1887; attended school 3 months this year
", John (son) 12 WV WV-WV; born Mar-1888; attended school 3 months this year
", Martha (dau) 10 WV WV-WV; born Jul-1889; attended school 3 months this year
", Octavia (dau) 7 WV WV-WV; born May-1893
", Piety (dau) 5 WV WV-WV; born Oct-1894
", Dixie (dau) 3 WV WV-WV; born Feb-1897
" Gordon (son) 1 WV WV-WV; born Mar-1899
Lines 12-22; Enum-Dwelling #460; Enum-Family #463
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Mingo ED ED:151; Magnolia Magisterial District Pg# sheet 27A
Name Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Blankenship, Solomon 63 WV WV-WV; 2nd-marriage; married-20-years; Farmer, General Farm; rents-farm, Farm Sch 62
", Eliza (wife) 53 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-20-years; 14-children / 12-living
", Octava (dau) 17 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Wyat (son) 14 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Dixie (dau) 12 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Goldie (son) 12 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
", Willie (son) 8 WV WV-WV; attended school during the year
Taylor, Robert (boarder) 17 WV WV-WV; Laborer, General Farm
Brewer, Wm (boarder) 22 WV WV-WV; Laborer, General Farm
Lines 6-14; Enum-Dwelling #476; Enum-Family #406
1920 ST KY COUNTY: Pike ED ED:131; Prec No. 12, Blackberry MD 7 Pg# sheet 15A
Name Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Blankenship, Lizza (head) 61 WV WV-WV; widow; rents home
", Willie (son) 18 WV WV-WV; single; Laborer, Coal Mine
", Henry (son) 44 WV WV-WV; widower; Laborer, Coal Mine
", Solomon (Henry's son) 9 WV WV-WV
", Oba (Henry's son) 5 Ky WV-WV
Lines 46-50; Enum-Dwelling #283; Enum-Family #283
1930 ST KY COUNTY: Pike ED ED:98-25; Burnwell Precinct Pg# sheet 40B
72-yr-old Eliza Blankenship (widow) is living with daughter Dixie Phillips (33) & her family - spouse: G. E. (34) & 5 children:
America (15, Richard (12), Denton (7), Eida Jane (4), Albert (1-5/12) all five chidren were born in Kentucky.)

 

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