Jobe and Jean HARGIS BLACKARD of Surry Co., NC were the parents of William Thomas Blackard. We have several connections on this line. My husband's ancestor, Irvin H. Blackard, s/o of William Thomas and Sarah Farmer Blackard was the brother of Toliver G. Blackard, William Merit Blackard, Lawrence H. Blackard and others. Susan Elizabeth Blackard, d/o of William Merit Blackard and Rachel BELL, married into my PRICE line. After the death of her husband, Tennessee WATTS Blackard also married into the Price family. Several members of the allied FARMER family married into the Price line. A descendant of Lawrence H. Blackard and his wife, Martha PHILLIPS, married into my CHRONISTER line. And my niece is a descendant of Toliver G. Blackard. It is a tangled web.