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Subject: Re: Hilliard's Legion/ 59Th Alabama Infantry
Author: Natkat12345
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Classification: Query

Cathy,My gr grandfather was John H Blankenship who was the first son born to Reuben Blankenship and his wife Sarah D. Griffin. Reuben's father was John Buck Blankenship and his mother was Martha ( Millie) Thompson Blankenship. She is the one in our line who according to my family was a Cherokee. You can see the Indian characteristics in both Reuben and John Henry's son, Wm. Arthur Blankenship. He is my grandfather and the first son of John Henry and his wife, Mary Eliz Blankenship Blankenship. The youngest son of John Henry was Bennie Samuel, youngest child. Bennie never left the home of his parents. He married and brought his wife home. His father died and he and his wife took care of Mary E. until she died at 99 yrs. of age. If the story of John Buck and Millie bringing the Whites, Blankenship family of John and Millie, and several other families who have married into our line, werenot true why would Reuben Buck, John Henry and my grandfather's brother, Bennie have continued to pass this story down to the family. Reuben was the son of John Buck, John Henry the son of Reuben, my grandfathe and Bennie the sons of John Henry and all passed this story down. So for me, I will just have to rely on those stories. My Uncle Bennie and my dad were very close and even just a few years prior to Uncle Bennie's death in his 80s, I was sitting on the front porch of his house in Segno,TX listening to his tales about the family. He told me all kinds of stories about both of the Blankenship family as his mom and dad were cousins prior to being married. Prior to Reyben Buck's death in 1907, John Henry and family as well as several other children of Reuben's and their families all lived side by side in Polk County, TX. Thanks, Janet Blankenship Gaston