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Re: William James Blassingame, b. abt. 1773
Posted by: Don Blasingame Date: April 05, 2001 at 17:37:03
In Reply to: Re: William James Blassingame, b. abt. 1773 by JESSIE BLASINGIM of 354

The William Blas(s)ingame who married Elizabeth Farris was the brother of MY GGGFather. I did not have a middle name for him. He was in the War of 1812 and in his pension application he said that he married ELIZABETH FARRIS in FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE in 1815. He was in Lawrence County Tennessee in 1850 living right next to my GGFather WADE B. MY GGF came to Texas in 1856. WILLIAM died in 1876 and ELIZABETH died in 1878. They are buried together in the Blasingame Cemetery located near Waylon Springs in Lawrence County Tennessee, It is said that there are members of the GOAT, GILBERT and other members of the FARRIS FAMILY are buried in the same cemetery. The cemetery is near the farm that William and Elizabeth were living on in 1850. They appear to have lived there for a number of years. I have never been able to establish that William and Elizabeth has children. Dr. Doak Blassingame in his books speculates that JOHN BLASINGAME was their son. It appears, however, that he was born before they were married.

JOHN BLASSINGAME (SR) (who I believe was my 4th Great Grandfather) had a daughter named PHOEBE, she married JOHN HAM/HAMM. They moved to Tennessee in the early 1800's and lived in GILES COUNTY. They had a son named BLASINGAME HAM/HAMM. He had a daughter named MARTHA ANDERSON HAM b March 1830 in McNairy County, Tenn. She married WILLIAM CHAMPION FARRIS who had been born in Tennessee in February of 1824. This is all of the Blasingame/Farris marriages that I have found.

I have not found any history on either the Hathcock or Stoveall Families.

LAWRENCE COUNTY has a list of Cemeteries at this web site;

http://www.tngenweb.org/lawrence/lawrcem3.htm

I notice that the Blasingame Cemetery is not listed, The person who gave me this data (shown above) obtained it from the book in a library in Lawrence County. So I know that the cemetery does exist.

I wish I could be more help but this is all the information that I have been able to locate. Don Blasingame >donblas@tyler.net<


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