William J. Blanton

1835–August 1864 (Age 29)
Georgia, United States

The Life 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 Baker 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 Baker
Marriage: 1859
Ira Emma Capitola Blanton
Giles Redden Herbert Blanton
Patricia Anna Blanton

Spouse and Children



    Ira Emma Capitola Blanton


    Giles Redden Herbert Blanton


    Patricia Anna Blanton


Parents and Siblings

    Redden Joseph Blanton





    Matthew Blanton



    J. Mitchell Blanton


    Elizabeth Blanton


    Caroline Elizabeth Blanton


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World Events (7)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 0

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

Age 1

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.

Age 11

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

Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. It has been suggested that it might be an altered form of Scottish Ballantine , but the distribution and variants (including Blanding ) make it more probable that it is an altered form of a French original.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Blanton in household of Reden J Blanton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W N Blanton in entry for Mrs James B Blanton, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • W N Blanton in entry for Mrs James B Blanton, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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