Rev. Benjamin Blackburn

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Benjamin Blackburn

Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Blackburn
Father of Edmond Leroy Blackburn, Sr.; John Blackburn; Levi Morphew Blackburn and Sarah "Sally" Morphew

Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Rev. Benjamin Blackburn

Benjamin Blackburn was a Scottish clergyman who settled in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Benjamin immigrated from London, England to North Carolina in 1774. He first settled in the Halifax District before moving on to the Deep Gap Section of Ashe County. He married Elizabeth Adkerson and they were the parents of four children. Many of their descendants were instrumental in establishing the Methodist Church in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of North Carolina. Benjamin died between 1800 and 1804.


  1. Records of Emigrants from England and Scotland to North Carolina 1774-1775; Name: Benjamin Blackburn; Former residence: London; Occupation or Employment: Clergyman; Age: 28; To What Port or Place Bound: Carolina, Carolina; On What Account: Jno. Besnard; For What Purpose: to settle there.
  2. North Carolina Census, 1790-1890; Name: Benjamin Blackburn; State: NC; County: Halifax County; Township: District #14; Year: 1786; Record Type: State or colonial census; Page: 002; Database: NC Early Census Index.
  3. 1800 United States Federal Census; Name: Benjn Blackbourn; Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Morgan, Ashe, North Carolina; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1; Number of Household Members Under 16: 2; Number of Household Members Over 25: 2; Number of Household Members: 6.
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Rev. Benjamin Blackburn's Timeline

February 9, 1745
Age 44
Age 45
Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States
Age 46
Age 48
October 20, 1799
Age 54
October 23, 1816
Age 71
Ashe, North Carolina, United States