|Posted By:||Linda Orozco|
|Subject:||Re: Prices Creek Community Cemetery ?|
|Post Date:||September 15, 2005 at 21:08:21|
|Forum:||Yancey County, NC Genealogy Forum|
We are apparently cousins. I am from Erwin TN where my Great-grandmother Mary C Blankenship Long helped raise me until I was about three years old. She lived in a small house on Monroe St. The house is gone now. Another house stands on the site. It is closer to the street, than Grannie's house was. Mary C was the youngest daughter of John Turner and Mary Caroline Blankenship. Micajah Blankenship lived in Madison Co NC.(I have found information stating he is buried in Washington CO., TN no proof.) Sometime between 1880 and 1891 John T and Mary C moved to Erwin TN. After Mary C. died cira 1900 John T moved to Ramseytown, Yancey Co., NC. In 1901 he married Mary Katherine Tipton who was his neighbor in Yancey CO. in 1900. The story of his death is that he was plowing a field when a thunderstorm came up and lightning spooked the horse which dragged him and the plow to his death. I don't know if this is true or not because he was an old man by that time. I find him in the 1930 census, so he died after the census was taken. I have not found any documentation on his death. He was born in 1851. Would love to share family information. I also have some old pictures to share.
I currently live in PA.
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