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About Edmund Blanton

Edmond moved to Lowndes County with his parents when he was 17 years old (1832). They settled in what is now the city of Quitman. He was a blacksmith and farmer. In 1836 or 1837 he married Miss Dorcas Morgan who was a native of Sampson County, North Carolina. Dorcas was born November of 1813. She was the granddaughter of Isaac Newton, R.S. They had 11 children. Dorcas died 5/5/1859 in Lowndes County. Dorcas is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Lowndes County (section 8). Edmond and Dorcas were members of the Primitive Baptist Church. Dorcas joined Bethlehem Church in present Brooks County July 8, 1843 by letter from Moore's Creek Church, New Hanover County, North Carolina. Edmond joined the same church September 12, 1841 and was baptized. On May 7, 1847 he was ordained to the deaconship at this church. He served as a deacon until he and his wife were dismissed by letter January 1852. On January 24, 1852 Dorcas and Edmond were received by letter into Unity Church near their new home. Edmond served as a deacon for Unity until his death. Mr. Blanton lived in the portion of Lowndes County, cut into Brooks County in 1858, until 1852 when he moved to the 661st (Naylor) District of Lowndes County. He bought land here and had a very large plantation. He lived there until his death on 21 Aug 1878. Edmond's second wife was Elizabeth Lightsey born 7/27/1830 in Barnwell District, South Carolina. The grave marker reference shows her birth dated as 7/27/1831. She was the daughter of Samuel Lightsey and the sister of Samuel H. Lightsey who married Nancy C. Blanton, Edmond's child by his first wife. They had eight children. The will of Edmond Blanton dated 1/5/1878 was probated in 10/1878. He bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth, his home place consisting of parts of lots 294 and 305 11th land district of Lowndes County and all his personal estate. His other lands went to his children. His brother John Newton Blanton was executor of the will. Edmond Blanton and Elizabeth are buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Lowndes County (section 8). - [1]

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Edmund Blanton's Timeline

August 3, 1815
Harold's Crossroads, Sampson Co., NC
January 7, 1838
Age 22
Lowndes/Brooks, GA
September 9, 1839
Age 24
Lowndes/Brooks Co., GA
November 8, 1841
Age 26
Quitman, GA
January 8, 1843
Age 27
Lowndes/Brooks, GA
January 11, 1846
Age 30
Lowndes/Brooks, GA
January 22, 1847
Age 31
Lowndes/Brooks, GA
January 5, 1851
Age 35
Lowndes/Brooks, GA
January 5, 1851
Age 35
Lowndes/Brooks, GA