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Re: Katherine Blankenship

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 8:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have the following info:

Mary Tabitha Witherspoon, was d/o Katherine Blankenship & David Columbus Witherspoon.

Married 1) John Henry, 12-16-1847 in Newtown, Sullivan County, Missouri.
>William Henry, b 1848, Neosho, Newton Co, Mo.
>Eliza Henry, b Sept 1849, Neosho, Newton Co, Mo.(per
1850 census she was 11 mo old - died before 1860 ?)
>Mary Jane Henry, b 9-9-1850, Neosho, Newton Co, Mo.
>Martha Sue Henry, b 1852, Ellis Co, Tx.
Married Jake A. McCain, 7-17-1879, Ellis Co, Tx.

Katherine Blankenship (daughter of Benjamin F. Blankenship) was born 1813 in Virginia4, and died WFT Est. 1848-1908. She married David Columbus Witherspoon on October 23, 1828 in Murphreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN., son of Joseph A. Witherspoon and Jane Bond.

More About Katherine Blankenship:
Fact 1 (2): 1831, Briefly in Ill..5
Fact 2 (2): 1831, Rec'd dismissal letters from Stones' Presby. Church, along w/ Boyds..
Fact 3 (2): 1832, Returned to Rutherford Co., Tn..
Fact 4 (2): 1838, Minutes of the New Salem Pres. Church show arrival in Newton Co., Mo..

More About Katherine Blankenship and David Columbus Witherspoon:
Marriage: October 23, 1828, Murphreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN..

Children of Katherine Blankenship and David Columbus Witherspoon are:
+Mary Tabitha Witherspoon, b. August 07, 1829, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. WFT Est. 1859-1923.
Telitha Jane Witherspoon, b. May 31, 1831, Newton Co., Illinois, d. January 14, 1897.
+Thomas G. Witherspoon, b. October 15, 1832, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. August 23, 1889, Parker Co., Tx..
+Joseph C. Witherspoon, b. June 27, 1834, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. December 31, 1903, Ellis Co., Tx..
Winfrey Beverly Witherspoon, b. April 20, 1836, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. WFT Est. 1837-1926.
Alex. C. Witherspoon, b. February 10, 1838, Newton Co., Mo., d. WFT Est. 1839-1928.
Eliz. B. Witherspoon, b. February 23, 1840, Newton Co., Mo., d. 1865.
Wm. Donald Witherspoon, b. November 17, 1843, Newton Co., Mo.6, d. WFT Est. 1844-1933.
Minerva Ann Witherspoon, b. July 10, 1845, Newton Co., Mo., d. September 20, 1851, Newton Co., Mo..
John Wesley Witherspoon, b. November 01, 1845, Newton Co., Mo., d. WFT Est. 1846-1935.

Joseph A. Witherspoon (b. 1768, d. October 22, 1850)

Joseph A. Witherspoon (son of John Witherspoon and Elizabeth Montgomerie) was born 1768 in North Carolina, and died October 22, 1850 in Newton Co., Mo.. He married Jane Bond on 1795 in Wilson Co., Tn., daughter of William Bond and Frances Winfrey.

Notes for Joseph A. Witherspoon:
Following the death of Jane, Joseph moved to Newton Co. , Mo. from Rutherford Co., Tn. He is listed in the 1850 census taken in June. He lived with his nephew, Robert Boyd, in 1850. He died there later that same year. Robert Boyd died just 10 years later. They are buried in Newton Co., Mo. Jos. came from Penn. to New Castle Del., and into Va.

The first mention of Joseph Witherspoon in the Tn. records is in Sumner Co. in 1799 at which time he is named as one of the hands appointed to work with Anthony Sharp, overseer of "that part of the road from where the road from Green Town in Ky. intersects the State line, to the Nashville Rd. near David Taylor's." [Sumner County Order Book, Vol. 3, 1796 - 1802 - July term 1799.]
This is the only reference to Joseph is Sumner Co.

In that same year, Wilson Co., was cut from Sumner. Joseph's name appears in 1803 on the earliest tax list extant of Wilson Co. He is also on the tax lists of 1805 and 1806, but no deeds show in the record books for the land on which he paid taxes. In 1806 he registered in Wilson Co. the ear mark of his stock as " a crop and 2 splits in the left ear, and a swallow fork in the right.

More About Joseph A. Witherspoon:
Fact 1 (2): 1820, Moved to Rutherford Co., Tn..372
Fact 2 (2): Belonged to the Stone's River Presbyterian Church, near Murpreesboro..373
Fact 3 (2): 1837, Moved to southwest Mo..

More About Joseph A. Witherspoon and Jane Bond:
Marriage: 1795, Wilson Co., Tn..

Children of Joseph A. Witherspoon and Jane Bond are:
+Wm. Winfrey Witherspoon, b. Abt. 1796, Wilson Co., Tn., d. October 10, 1849, Rutherford Co., Tn.374.
Isabella Witherspoon, b. 1802, Wilson Co., Tn., d. February 27, 1847375.
+Winfrey Bond Witherspoon, b. June 06, 1805, Wilson Co., Tn., d. January 26, 1852, Rutherford Co., Tn..
+Francis Witherspoon, b. 1807, Wilson Co., Tn., d. WFT Est. 1850-1902.
+David Columbus Witherspoon, b. September 20, 1809, Wilson Co., Tn., d. October 16, 1850, Newton Co., Mo..
+Thomas Addison Witherspoon, b. August 30, 1812, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. February 02, 1883, Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tx..
+Margaret Tabitha Witherspoon, b. August 24, 1815, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. WFT Est. 1853-1910.
Jiney A. Witherspoon, b. February 16, 1817, d. WFT Est. 1818-1911.
+Minerva Jane Witherspoon, b. December 25, 1818, Rutherford Co., Tn.376, d. March 13, 1899, Ovilla, Ellis Co., Tx.376.
+Alexander Donnell Witherspoon, b. July 31, 1824, Rutherford Co., Tn., d. April 08, 1899, Midlothian, Ellis Co., Tx.377.

John Witherspoon (b. February 05, 1722/23, d. November 15, 1794)

John Witherspoon (son of James Witherspoon III and Anne Walker) was born February 05, 1722/23 in Yester, [Near Edinburgh], Scotland, and died November 15, 1794 in Tusculuma, Princeton, New Jersey352. He married (1) Elizabeth Montgomerie on September 02, 1748, daughter of Robert Montgomerie. He married (2) Ann Marshall on May 30, 1794, daughter of William Marshall and Margaret Bell.

Notes for John Witherspoon:
" American clergyman, educator, and statesman, born near Edinburgh, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. He held Presbyterian pastorates in Scotland from 1745 until 1768, when he accepted an invitation to become president of the College of New Jersey [now Princestown University]. Besides developing and enlarging the college, Witherspoon furthered the growth of the Presbyterian Church in America. A member of the Continental Congress [1776-79], [1780-1782] , he signed the Declaration Of Independence. He was also a delegate to the New Jersey convention of 1787 that ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Ref: Encarta's Funk & Wagnall

"Rev. John Witherspoon, D.D., L.L.D. [1722-1794]. He was the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence; a member of the Continental Congress; the first President of Princetown University , and Moderator of the First General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America."

"On his statue, erected in 1909 [costing $57,000, $4,000 coming from the U.S. government] which stands in front of the National Presbyterian Church, the church of which President Eisenhower, is a member, in Washington, D.C. are these words which he spoke in a debate over the Declaration Of Independence:

Ref.: Janet Witherspoon, aunt to John and wife of David Witherspoon.

Note: John was President of Princetown for 27 years.

More About John Witherspoon:
Fact 1 (2): President of Princeton University for 27 yrs..353
Fact 2 (2): Only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence.354
Fact 3 (2): 3rd Gr. Grandfather to Bob Crouse..
Fact 4 (2): 4th Gr. Grandfather to T.F. Arner.

More About John Witherspoon and Elizabeth Montgomerie:
Marriage: September 02, 1748

More About John Witherspoon and Ann Marshall:
Marriage: May 30, 1794

Children of John Witherspoon and Elizabeth Montgomerie are:
David Witherspoon, b. WFT Est. 1741-1769, d. WFT Est. 1747-1848.
+Martha Witherspoon, b. WFT Est. 1742-1787, d. WFT Est. 1810-1873.
James Witherspoon, b. WFT Est. 1741-1769, d. WFT Est. 1747-1848.
+John Witherspoon, b. WFT Est. 1741-1768, Pembroke, near Newbern, N.C., d. WFT Est. 1792-1851.
+Joseph A. Witherspoon, b. 1768, North Carolina, d. October 22, 1850, Newton Co., Mo..
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