Nancy Elizabeth Blanton

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

The Life of Nancy Elizabeth

When Nancy Elizabeth Blanton was born in November 1858, in Cleveland, 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 10 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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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

28 November 1878
Duncans Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States


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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: 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)

  • Nancy E Blanton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Bridges in household of Columbia C Bridges, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Bridges in household of Columbus Bridges, "United States Census, 1880"

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