John Adams Blanton

4 July 1857–29 September 1898 (Age 41)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John Adams

When John Adams Blanton was born on 4 July 1857, in Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Elijah Blanton, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Harrill, was 41. He married Nancy Elizabeth Byers on 24 February 1887, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 29 September 1898, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Ellenboro, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States.

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John Adams Blanton
Nancy Elizabeth Byers
Marriage: 24 February 1887
Reba Edwina Blanton
Bascom Byers Blanton
Claude Hudson Blanton Sr.
Wilbur Lee Blanton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1887Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 5
    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 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 13
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • John Blanton in household of Elisa Blanton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J. A. Blanton in entry for Wilbur Lee Blanton, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
    • John A Blanton in household of Elijah Blanton, "United States Census, 1870"

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