John Blankenship
and Amelia Milla Prater

John Blankenship b about 1820 KY; s/o Obediah Blankenship and Mary McCoy. John Blankenship m. Amelia Milla Prater b about 1817 KY d 31 Dec 1878 Pike Co KY; murdered by daughter, Elizabeth Bettie Blankenship. Children of John Blankenship and Amelia Milla Prater;

1. Lucinda Blankenship b about 1837 KY d 8 May 1924 Jamboree, Pike Co KY; m. 2 Nov 1857 Pike Co KY to John Estep. Children of John Estep and Lucinda Blankenship;

i. Shadrack Estep b abt 1858 VA

ii. Elijah Estep b abt 1860 VA

iii. Polly J Estep b abt 1861 VA d 25 May 1922 Pike Co KY; m. 1882 to Abe Blankenship b 1861 KY

Lucinda Blankenship m. (2) James Calvin Lester b abt 1845 VA. Children of James Calvin Lester and Lucinda Prater;

i. Curtis C Lester b abt 1867

ii. John R Lester b abt 1869 KY

iii. Matilda J Lester b abt 1869 KY

iv. Bird L Lester b abt 1874 KY

v. Leon Leoti Lester b abt 1879 KY

2. Virginia Jane Jenny Blankenship b about 1838 KY d 7 Feb 1920 Wayne Co WV; m. 11 Nov 1858 Pike Co KY to Abraham Phillips b abt 1839 VA; s/o Jacob Phillips and Elizabeth Keesee. Children of Abraham Phillips and Virginia Jane Jenny Blankenship;

i. Jacob Phillips b abt 1860

ii. Sallie Phillips b abt 1862 KY

iii. John Phillips b abt 1864 KY

iv. Henry Phillips b abt 1868 KY

v. Elizabeth Phillips b abt 1870 KY

vi. Nancy Phillips b abt 1873 KY

vii. Millie Phillips b abt 1875 KY

viii. Juda Phillips b abt 1879 KY

3. John Wesley Blankenship b about 1841 Pike Co KY d 4 May 1920 Argo, Pike Co KY; m. 9 May 1861 Argo, Pike Co KY to Martha Blankenship b 1842 Tazewell Co VA d 11 Jul 1914 Argo, Pike Co KY; d/o William Blankenship and Mary Riggins. Children of John Wesley Blankenship and Martha Blankenship;

i. James Blankenship b 1 Sept 1864 Camp Creek Hollow, Argo, Pike Co KY

ii. Clementine Blankenship b Sept 1865 Knox Creek, Pike Co KY

iii. Margaret Peggy Blankenship b abt 1869

iv. Floyd Blankenship b 1870 Pike Co KY

v. Melvin Blankenship b 10 Feb 1870 KY

vi. Levi Blankenship b abt 1875

vii. Monterville Blankenship b Nov 1877 KY

viii. Perry Blankenship b Oct 1879 KY

ix. McClellan Blankenship b abt 1886 Pike Co KY

4. Francis Marion Blankenship b 14 Nov 1842 Pike Co KY d 3 May 1918 Pike Co KY; m. 15 May 1862 to Amelia Phillips b 1844 VA; d/o Jacob Phillips and Elizabeth Keesee. Children of Francis Marion Blankenship and Amelia Phillips;

i. Syrenia Blankenship b abt 1867 KY

ii. Arminda Blankenship b abt 1870 KY

iii. Celeste J Blankenship b abt 1872 KY

iv. Elbert S Blankenship b abt 1874 KY

v. Jacob Blankenship b abt 1876 KY

vi. Elizabeth Blankenship b abt 1879 KY

vii. Joseph Blankenship b 1881 KY

viii. Virgie Blankenship b abt 1885 KY

5. Sarah Blankenship b about 1845 KY d 10 Jan 1894; m. 22 Mar 1866 Pike Co KY to John C Sanson b 7 Jan 1837 Pike Co KY d 8 Mar 1922 Pike Co KY of pneumonia; s/o John Sanson and Polena Unknown.

6. Mary Blankenship b about 1847 KY; m. abt 1865 to Lewis Phillips b abt 1841 VA; s/o Jacob Phillips and Elizabeth Keesee. Children of Lewis Phillips and Mary Blankensip; 1. Binina Phillips b Apr 1882 KY 2. Elisabeth Phillips b Apr 1879 KY 3. Melvin Phillips b Aug 1887 KY 4. Joseph Phillips b Nov 1883 KY 5. Sarah Phillips b Jan 1877 KY 6. Monterville Phillips b abt 1868 KY 7. John Wesley Phillips b abt 1866 KY 8. Hiram Phillips b abt 1873 KY 9. Zeley Phillips b abt 1871 KY

7. Ezekiel Blankenship b about 1849 KY d 13 Mar 1926 Sands Siding, Mingo Co WV; m. 24 Feb 1887 Pike Co KY to Mary V Justice b 21 Feb 1870 Pike Co KY d 22 Nov 1908 Sands Siding, Mingo Co WV; d/o Peyton Justice and Elizabeth Keene. Ezekiel Blankenship m. 9 Aug 1871 Pike Co KY to Sarah A Dotson b 22 Feb 1854 Pike Co KY d 11 Dec 1885 Stopover, KY; buried Blankenship Cemetery, Stopover, KY; d/o Godfrey D Dotson and Louanze Estep.

8. Nancy Blankenship b 10 May 1852 Pike Co KY

9. Hiram Blankenship b 26 Jul 1853 Pike Co KY

10. Hannah Blankenship b 10 Sept 1854 Pike Co KY

11. Elizabeth Bettie Blankenship b abt 1856 Pike Co KY

12. Unnamed Blankenship b 13 Jun 1857 Pike Co KY

13. Abraham Blankenship b 15 May 1859 Pike Co KY

14. Millie Blankenship b 8 Apr 1861 KY


1850 Pike Co KY Census
7 561 561 Blankenship John 30 M Farmer 200 KY X
8 561 561 Blankenship Milla 33 F KY X
9 561 561 Blankenship Lucinda 13 F KY
10 561 561 Blankenship Jenny 12 F KY
11 561 561 Blankenship John W 9 M KY
12 561 561 Blankenship Francis M 7 M KY
13 561 561 Blankenship Sarah 5 F KY
14 561 561 Blankenship Mary 3 F KY
15 561 561 Blankenship Ezekiel 8/12 M KY


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