When Arthur Laverne "Tee" Blanton was born on 20 September 1927, in Achille, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Dave M Blanton Sr, was 16 and his mother, Alcester Galbreath, was 17. He lived in Colbert, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Colbert Township, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 14 July 2005, in Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States.
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.