John Blankenship

1810–
Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of John

John Blankenship was born in 1810, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. He married Mary Amelia Weems from January 1832 to December 1832, in Franklin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Blankenship
1810–
Mary Amelia Weems
1812–1890
Marriage: from January 1832 to December 1832
Lucinda Catherine Blankenship
1831–1902
Joseph Benson Blankenship
1832–1912
Jackson L Blankenship
1835–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from January 1832 to December 1832
Franklin, Georgia, United States
children

(3)

    Lucinda Catherine Blankenship

    Female1831–1902Female

    Joseph Benson Blankenship

    Male1832–1912Male

    Jackson L Blankenship

    Male1835–Male

World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 1

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1846

Age 36

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

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of the English surname Blenkinsop, a habitational name from a place called Blenkinsopp in Northumberland.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Blankenship - Published information: male

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