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Cherokee Blankenships

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Cherokee Blankenships

Posted: 28 Nov 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Aug 2002 10:50AM GMT
My name is Bob Blankenship, Cherokee, North Carolina. I was born and raised here on the Cherokee Reservation. My wife, I, eight children, and 17 grandchildren are members of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe. I am presently serving a fourth term on our Tribal Council and also am the compiler of 6 Cherokee Roots books relating to membership of the Tribe.

While there were several Blankenship's on the 1883 rolls and several applied for membership on the 1909 Guion Miller Roll, my blood comes from my Grandmother, Arizona Swayney Blankenship who married my grandfather Abraham Turner Blankenship from Flag Pond Tennesse. Abe's dad was Andrew Jackson Blankenship, whom died in Portland Or. 1947 under an alias of James Austin. Andrew's parents were Presley Blankenship and Sarah Banks Blankenship. Preley's parents were Micajah Blankenship (Ruthorford County) and Emelia Marlowe. Micajah,s parents were another Presley Blankenship, born 1765 and Francis "Frankie" Ross. Presley's parents were Elisha Blankenship and Mourning Ross.

My father was Roy E. Blankenship, son of Abe and Arizona Swayney Blankenship.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
cherokeebobb 28 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Chuck Blankenship 5 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
evelyn smothers 19 Aug 2001 9:43PM GMT 
DarleneHuey50 25 Aug 2002 11:05PM GMT 
GaryPrice76 9 Mar 2013 10:33AM GMT 
GaryPrice76 26 Mar 2013 7:42AM GMT 
Marilyn (Blankenship) Bryant 19 Jun 2003 10:34PM GMT 
James_Winning... 20 Jun 2003 4:24AM GMT 
Marilyn Bryant 20 Jun 2003 3:26PM GMT 
Marilyn Bryant 20 Jun 2003 3:37PM GMT 
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