Even though this is 13 years later and you've probably had your questions answered, let me go ahead and reply (if only for the benefit of any new researchers!).
The Ezekial you reference, b.1832 and d. 1927 is the son of Abner Blanton and Nancy Stultz. Abner was born in Lee Co, VA, and married Nancy in Roane, TN. Ezekial married Susan Catherine Cooper of Tennessee.
I believe the John Blanton is the erroneous one that catches all Blanton researchers. Our history with John was fictionalized and fudged by a writer named Noah ..?.. It's unfortunate how many of us get caught in that trap.