Nancy Elizabeth Blanton

November 1858–24 February 1930 (Age 71)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Elizabeth

When Nancy Elizabeth Blanton was born in November 1858, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Arthur Blanton, was 23 and her mother, Roxanna Sarah Blanton, was 20. She married Christopher Columbus Bridges on 28 November 1878, in Duncans Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Township 8 Polkville, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and High Shoals Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 24 February 1930, in Gilkey, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Bridges
Nancy Elizabeth Blanton
Marriage: 28 November 1878
Dorcas E. Bridges
Ola Bridges
Maude Bridges
Cleo Bridges
Coran Lawson Bridges
Augustus Eugene Bridges
Bessie Gladys Bridges
Carl Bridges
Ralph Julius Bridges

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1878Duncans Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 4
    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1877 · Last Troops Leave
    Age 19
    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

    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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    Sources (30)

    • Nancy E Blanton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Nancy Bridges in entry for Jas W Bowen and Ola Bridges, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Nancy Lizabeth Briges, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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