Richard Wesley Blankenship


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1. America J. McComas
2. Ada (Addie) Sarah Brace

Richard Wesley Blankenship

  • Born: 26 Jan 1859, Kentucky
  • Marriage (1): America J. McComas on 7 Nov 1878 in Lawrence Co., Ohio
  • Marriage (2): Ada (Addie) Sarah Brace circa 1891 in Lawrence Co., Ohio
  • Died: 5 Apr 1938, Lawrence Co., Ohio at age 79
  • Buried: 7 Apr 1938, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., Ohio

bullet   Cause of his death was Arterio(sic) Sclerosis / Hip Fracture.


bullet  General Notes:

By 1900, America McComas Blankenship has died and Richard has remarried: The 1900 Federal Census for Lawrence Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio, District 70, page 102A/B, dated June 12, 1900 records Richard W. Blankenship (Sept 1857 - Ohio/Ohio/Ohio and his 2nd wife Addie Blankenship (June 1862 - Ohio/NY/VA) and children Gillie (May 1892 [son]), Clara (April 1893), Blanch (April 1896), Hatie (Nov 1884), Oscar (Dec 1886), Joseph (July 1889), and step sons Cecil Davis (July 1882), and Wilfred (May 1885). Richard is a farmer and has been married to Addie for 9 years. Addie has had 6 children of whom 5 are still living. From the above listing, it is clear that Gillie, Clara, and Blanch are her children with Richard while Cecil Davis and Wilfred Davis are children from her previous marriage. Hatie, Oscar, and Joseph are Richard's children with America McComas Blankenship.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Name: Richard Wesley Blankenship
Death Date: 05 Apr 1938
Death Place: Lawrence Twp., Lawrence, Ohio
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1859
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Birthplace: Kentucky
Death Age: 79 years 2 months 10 days
Informant: Addie Blankenship
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: Caucasian
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Rock Camp, O.
Burial Date: 07 Apr 1938
Burial Place:
Cemetery Name: Woodland
Spouse's Name: Addie Blankenship
Father's Name: John Blankenship
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Mary Hood
Mother's Birthplace: Unknown
Film Number: 2023560
Digital Folder Number: 4121591
Image Number: 2709
Certificate Number: fn 23409


Richard married America J. McComas, daughter of Sartain McComas and Nancy Lycans, on 7 Nov 1878 in Lawrence Co., Ohio. (America J. McComas was born about 1861 in Perry Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio and died on 27 Feb 1890 in Mason Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio.) The cause of her death was Arterio (sic) Sclerosis / Cerebral Softening.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Groom's Name: Richard W. Blankenship
Groom's Birth Date: 1857
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 21
Bride's Name: America Mccomas
Bride's Birth Date: 1862
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Bride's Age: 16
Marriage Date: 07 Nov 1878
Marriage Place: Lawrence, Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01661-4
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 317719
Reference Number: pg 396


Richard next married Ada (Addie) Sarah Brace circa 1891 in Lawrence Co., Ohio. (Ada (Addie) Sarah Brace was born on 12 Jun 1862 in Lawrence Co., Ohio and died on 1 Jun 1942 in Rock Camp, Lawrence Co., Ohio.) The cause of her death was Arterio (sic) Sclerosis / Cerebral Softening.

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