Nancy Minerva Blankenship

Brief Life History of Nancy Minerva

When Nancy Minerva Blankenship was born on 15 January 1849, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Blankenship, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Roark, was 41. She married William Driver in 1861, in Virginia, United States. She died on 11 October 1892, at the age of 43.

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William Driver
Nancy Minerva Blankenship
Marriage: 1861

Sources (4)

  • Nancy Blankinship in household of Sarah Blankinship, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Blankenship in household of E Blankenship, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Blankinship in household of John Blankinship, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (6)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Blenkinsop . See also Blankinship , compare Blakenship .

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

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