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I am in search of information about Sherman Blankenship of Morgan Co.,Kentucky. Sherman is my grandfather and little is known about him.
Sherman was born May 17, 1861-65 - Morgan Co.Ky. (no documentation on this date) resource for date of birth : Family Members
He died on November 23, 1934 - Morgan Co. Ky. Burial in J.P
Furgeson Cemetery, resource: Death Certificate, However his Obituary states date of death as November 21, 1934 resource: Licking River Courier -West Liberty,Ky.
Sherman was married twice
Wife #1 - Laura Ann Conley b. abt. 1870 died April 1892, during childbirth. She was daughter of Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Jane
"Sophie" Nickell Cooper Conley. It is not known where Laura is buried. Sherman and Laura's issues:
1. Bertha Florence b. September 1889 Morgan Co. Ky, d. August 19,
1970 Pickerington, Fairfield Co., Ohio m.October 4,1907
Morgan Co.,Ky William Jiles Beculhimer b. April 5,1882 Floyd
Co.,Ky d. January 18,1960 Johnson Co.,Ky., son of Henry and
Jane Dawson Beculhimer They had the following children:
a. Thelma Laura "Laurie" b. Marvin c. Orion d. Reva Jane
"Janie" e.Kurt f.Evelyn Faye g. Jiles J.
After the death of Bertha's mother she was reared in the home
of Thomas and Prudence William (is said to be Aunt & Uncle)
2. Lenah Katherine b. Nov 11, 1890 Morgan Co. Ky. d. June 22,
1968 Montgomery Co., Ky. m. November 26, 1910, Morgan Co.,
Ky Raymond Wells b. August 15,1890 d. Febuary 8, 1962,
Fayette Co. Ky. son of William "R Buckle" Wells
Both are buried in Ezel Cemetery, Ezel, Morgan Co. Ky.
They had the following children:
a. Carl - died young buried beside his parents
b. Ette Mildred born 1915 - died Feb.11, 2003 c.Rodney Denver
3. Franklin Leander b. April 5, 1892 Morgan Co.,Ky. d. October
19, 1975 Muncie, Deleware Co. Indiana m.#1 January 14.
9, 1914-Loretta Blankenship b Febuary 5, 1889 Morgan Co.
Ky. d.May 21, 1935 Morgan Co.,Ky. daughter of John Cecil
and Lou Williams Blankenship. They had the following
children: a. Jesse b. Ollie Clifford c. Frank (Henry)
Boyd d.Voney Willard e.Golie Mae f.Liza Ethel g. Loudie
(Maudie) Ellen h.Reva Samantha
#2 m. Lona Alma Bailey b. August 27, 1912 Morgan Co., Ky.
daughter of Wade Harrison Bailey they had the following
a. Linda Faye b.Roy c. Ida Cathleen d. Edna Pearl e.Sarah
Louella f. Chloe Jean g.Flora Bell h. Ruth
Lona Alma Bailey m #1 Miles Henry Fyffee they had the
following children: a. Herbert Hoover b. Charles "Huey"
c. Vesta d. Bonnie
Sherman and Laura Conley Blankenship's children reared by:
Bertha: Thomas and Prudence Williams
Kate: Lee and Jane Helton
Frank: Ed Caskey Family
at age 18 as a farm laborer
Marriage #2 for Sherman Blankenship August 19,1924 Morgan Co. Ky.
Sarah Jane Cantrell b. August 7, 1886 Morgan Co. Ky. d. October
27, 1961 Morgan Co. Ky. Daughter of Moses and Amanda Pennington Cantrell. They had the following children:
a. Stillborn: June 19,1925 b. James Carl Blankenship c. Stillborn
Sherman does not exist until:
1889-1892- fathered 3 children
1900 Morgan Co. Census H.H. # 56
1906-1907 Grand Master Mason Elkfork Lodge #755
1910 Census- Elkfork prescinct- age 40 widowed- hired hand for
1913- Employee for Gardiner & Harvey Papermill - Middletown, Ohio
1924- m. Sarah Jane Cantrell
1934- Sherman died
Is said (family tales) that Sherman was reared by the James Elam
Family, (it is not known why)
Through research there is no Sherman Blankenship documented in Morgan Co until (see time line above)1900, besides childrens birth certificate's. However I did find a David Blankenship listed in the James Elam Household and David's age listed would
match that of Sherman, is it possible Sherman was David Blankensip.
WHO IS SHERMAN BLANKENSHIP??????