William J. Blanton

Brief Life History of William J.

When William J. Blanton was born in 1835, in Georgia, United States, his father, Redden Joseph Blanton, was 23 and his mother, Emaline Stanford, was 18. He married Elizabeth Carter in 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hillardsville, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Brundidge, Pike, Alabama, United States in 1947. He died in August 1864, in Henry, Alabama, United States, at the age of 29.

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William J. Blanton
Elizabeth Carter
Marriage: 1859
Emma Capitola Blanton
Giles Redden Herbert Blanton
Patricia Anna Blanton

Sources (9)

  • William Blanton in household of Reden J Blanton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William J Blanton - Government record: birth-name: William Blanton
  • William J. Blanton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): variant of Blanthorn, a name of uncertain origin that was current in 16th- and 17th-century Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire. Compare Blanding .

History: William, a son of Ralf Blanton, was born in Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, in 1611, and died in Boston, MA, in 1662. Ralph is recorded in Upton on Severn in 1610–14 with the surnames Blanter, Blanterne, and Blanten.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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