Hmmmmmmm..... I just love genealogy it's so much fun.
Unfortunatly Elijah sopposedly comes from one of the families that is very important to so many Trent researchers and no one seems to be able to document it very well. Alexander Trent, Sr. and sopposedly (Elizabeth or whoever).
I have finally found Joel and Nancy Blankenship in the 1850 census they are living in Charlotte Co.They are listed under Blank"in"ship, NOT Blank"en"ship.
The Information I have from Dennis Elders site and others around the net, I have come up with 12 children.
1.Martha Jane Blankenship m. Marshall Trent (1850 Campbell Co census)
2.Mary A. Blankenship
3.Nancy P. Blankenship m. Noah Trent ( I would LOVE to find out who Noah belongs to.) (1850 Campbell census)
4.Catherine B. Blankeship
5.Joel L. Blankinship m. Sarah Jane Hurt (1850 Charlotte Co census)
6.William H. Blankeship m. Matilda Trent ((dt of John Wyatt Trent and Pheba Elliott))
7.Richard N. Blankenship
8.John C. Blankenship m. Elizabeth J. Trent (No idea who parents are)
10.Christinia Blankeship m. Joseph Smith
12.Sarah Elizabeth Blankeship m. John H. Cumby
Richard , John , Elizabeth, Christina, Samuel were with there Parents in the 1850 census.
I have run across a William H. Blankenship in the 1850 Campbell Co. census and I dont know where he goes. I wouldn't worry about it, but the dates of both Williams are both close and his wife dosn't match who I thought she was. The census entry I found is:
William H. Blankenship 27 m
Elizabeth 30 f
????? 6 f
Elizabeth 4 f
Eliza A. 2/12 f
In my file I had the Elizabeth as Elizabeth Trent dt of Henry Jr. and Nancy L Reynolds. but her birth is listed as abt 1805-1808 But Nancy Reynolds had children is late as 1814. Could be possible that Elizabeth Trent was born abt 1820.
I also started thinking that this other William H. Blankenship could possibly be the same William Blankenship s/o Joel Blankenship and Nancy Trent. The birthdate I had been given for Matilda Trent were about 1849. He could have married Elizabeth first (the one listed in the 1850 census.) and then Matilda later. BUT I have no proof of this it's only a theory.
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