Bettie Lewis Blanton

1855–1937 (Age 82)
Caroline, Virginia, United States

The Life of Bettie Lewis

When Bettie Lewis Blanton was born on 20 September 1855, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, her father, George William Blanton, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Holladay Goodloe, was 21. She married John Thomas Allen on 16 December 1880, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States for about 15 years and Madison Magisterial District, Caroline, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 October 1937, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ruther Glen, Caroline, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bettie Lewis Blanton
John Thomas Allen
Marriage: 16 December 1880
George O. Allen
John Shelby Allen
Emmett Lewis Allen
Mary Garnett Allen
Lawrence Berkley Allen
Sallie Holladay Allen
William Earl Allen

Spouse & Children

16 December 1880
Virginia, United States


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • George William Blanton


  • Sarah Holladay Goodloe




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bettie L Allen in household of Warren L Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Be*E Blanton in household of George W Blanton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Bttie L Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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