John BLANKENSHIP1

HAIRSTON.org ID#5075, b. about 1862
Birth*John BLANKENSHIP was born about 1862 in Alabama. 1910 census of his daughter Mary shows Georgia as birth place.The 1880 census of John Blankenship shows Alabama as birth place. The 1880 census also shows Alabama as birth place of both of his parents.1 
Census 1870He appeared on the 1870 census of Robert Daniel HIGDON on 14 June 1870 in Ward 2, Jackson Parish, Louisiana; R D Higdon 56, L M 56, A A 13 Female, E Blankenship 31 Female (born Georgia - this could be Caroline from 1850 census), M. Blankenship 12 female (born Alabama), J Blankenship 8 male (born Alabama). The 8 year old J. Blankenship may be the 18 year old John Blankenship that married Sena Higdon in 1879.2
Marriage*John BLANKENSHIP married Sena HIGDON, daughter of Robert Daniel HIGDON and Letty M (surname unknown), about 1879.1 
Census 1880*John BLANKENSHIP appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 in Ward 5, Union Parish, Louisiana, John Blankenship 18 (parents born in Alabama), wife Sena 25 (she had been married to a Mr. Taylor and had 4 children; Benjamin 8, Allen 6, Travis 4 and Robert 3) and John and Sena's new daughter Mary, born in February 1880.1

Family

Sena HIGDON b. a 1855
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S51] Death Certificate.
  4. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited3 Feb 2022