Leslie Hugh Pony Blankenship

28 February 1872–4 June 1954 (Age 82)
Coosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of Leslie Hugh Pony

When Leslie Hugh Pony Blankenship was born on 28 February 1872, in Coosa, Alabama, United States, his father, Jasper Newton Blankenship, was 32 and his mother, Racheal Elizabeth Littlejohn, was 29. He married Cynthia Lemley in 1896, in Morgan, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 4 June 1954, in Gantts Quarry, Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in County Line Cemetery, Dale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Hugh Pony Blankenship
Mary Etta Robinson
Marriage: 12 January 1899
Leslie Martis Blankenship
George Lewis Blankenship

Spouse and Children

12 January 1899
Coosa, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jasper Newton Blankenship


    Racheal Elizabeth Littlejohn




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 3

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 23

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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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Sources (2)

  • L H Blankenship, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Li Hugh Blankenship in entry for Leslie M. Blankenship, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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