My name is J. D. Houchens.My great-great grandmother was Maggie Carolyn (Anderson) Blassingame.She was born March 19, 1872 near Brownsville, White Co., Arkansas.She married Benjamin Ganaway Blassingame in Lonoke Co., Arkansas in August 13, 1890.Maggie was the daughter of Robert Anderson and Elizabeth.Robert and his parents were born in Kentucky and Elizabeth and her parents were born in Tennessee.Here is what was listed in the 1880 White Co., Arknasas census about Robert Anderson and his family.
1. Robert Anderson, W, M, 39, Justice of Peace, KY, KY, KY
2. Elizabeth "", W, F, 39, Keeping House, TN, TN, TN
3. Robert L. "", W, M, 11, at school, TN, KY, TN
4. Maggie C. "", W, F, 8, at school, AR, KY, TN
5. Lula E. "", W, F, 4, AR, KY, TN
6. Dixie "", W, M, 1, AR, KY, TN
7. Mary"", W, F, 2/12, AR, KY, TN
I only know of two three of the children that lived to adulthood.One was Lula Emmer (or Emma) who was born in 1876 and died around 1908.She married Robert Bruce Blassingame (brother to Benjamin Ganaway Blassingame) on August 30, 1896 in Lonoke Co., Arkansas.She and Bruce had two children, Fred & Cleve Blasingame.Cleve died in 1950 and Fred died in 1977.The other child that lived to adulthood was Robert L. Anderson.He lived around El Paso, White Co., Arkansas with his family.I know of two girls.One, I think, was Gloria and she owned a flea market in or around Beebe.I can't remember her name exactly.If it matters I have a photo of Maggie & Ben Blassingame and also one of Lula & Bruce Blassingame.
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J. D. Houchens