States: North Carolina: Ashe
William M. Blankenship appears in the 1850 Carroll County, VA census as a 35 year old school teacher born about 1815 in North Carolina married to Margaret Elizabeth abt 37. The census records would indicate he married about 1844 and he died Dec 1869. Some say he married Margaret Elizabeth Trent in Campbell County, Virginia 30 March 1844. Their daughter Elizabeth Adeline born in 1853 in Montgomery County, Virginia married Benjamin Wesley Duncan abt 1872 probably in Carroll County. In the 1820 North Carolina census there are Blankenship families in only 3 counties, namely Ashe, Rutherford and Wilkes.
Who are William Mís parents? Who is Margaret Elizabeth? They had the following children born in Virginia: Joseph F. born 1845, Elizabeth Adeline born 1847, Romulus A born 1848, Lucretia born 1849 (not in 1860 census), John W born 1850 and Leonidas Wilborne born 1858.
In 1870 Joseph F, Adeline and Wilborne are living together in Carroll County in Sulphur Springs Township where Joseph is the head of the house
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