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Pvt. Moses Newton Blanton, CSA

Birthdate:
Birthplace: New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1930 (91-92)
Horry County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Floyds Township, Horry County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Blanton and Dorcas Tabitha Blanton
Husband of Ava "Avy" Jane Blanton and Helen Victoria McDuffie Blanton
Father of Susanna Dorcas Blanton; Marcellus Newton Blanton; Margaret Janey Blanton; Clarence Heartly Blanton; Beulah Cornelia Blanton and 4 others
Brother of Ester Fryar; Pvt. Joseph James Blanton, (CSA); Margaret Bland; Catherine Knowles; Pvt. Joshua Isham Blanton, CSA and 3 others

Occupation: Yeoman farmer
Military Field: PVT. CSA
Managed by: Private User
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About Pvt. Moses Newton Blanton, CSA

Private in the CSA. 1st Regiment, SC Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army) Company F. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=8E501C83-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A

Born in New Hanover County, NC, Moses Newton Blanton was the son of John Blanton and Dorcas Tabitha Bland Blanton of Duplin County, NC.

Census information: In 1850, he was living with family in Duplin County. In 1870, he was living in Franklin County, and by 1880 had settled in Floyds Township, Horry County, SC where some other Blanton relatives were living.

The Blanton family had a history of migrating back and forth across the North and South Carolina borders between Horry, Duplin, Bladen, and New Hanover Counties with descendants in all locations today.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24089493/moses-newton-blanton

Moses Newton married 1st Ava "Avy" Jane Alford, daughter of Meredith Alford II and Susanna Hodges Alford. He met Avy while visiting relatives in SC for she was "from the city" of Conwayboro - Conway, Horry County, SC today. They married just before the start of the Civil War and Avy spent most of that time in NC with her new Blanton family. After the war, Moses Newton and Avy moved to Franklin County and then on to Horry County where they purchased property from A. J. Floyd, another Civil War veteran who had lost all his family during the War to typhoid fever. Part of the farm is still owned by family today (2020).

Moses Newton and Avy had 9 children as follow:

Susanna Dorcas Blanton

Marcellus Newton Blanton

Margaret Janie Blanton

Clarence Heartly Blanton

Helen Ann Blanton Roberts

Beulah Cornelia Blanton

John Thomas Blanton

James Lennon Blanton

Herbert Edgar Blanton

After Avy Jane died, Moses Newton married her sister Helen Victoria Alford McDuffie, a widow. Moses Newton and Helen were in advanced years and it was considered by the family as a "marriage of convenience" to facilitate care and companionship.

Throughout his life, Moses Newton was known as an honest and humble man. He suffered from his service in the Confederacy all his life from wounds sustained from "mini balls" in his legs. It did not stop him from his commitment to his family and community.

Moses Newton and Avy Jane established Blanton Cemetery, Floyds Township, Horry County, South Carolina, USA. Six generations of the Blanton descendants have been buried on those grounds (2020). Susanne Floyd Gunter

Additional sources: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/156522533/person/412060820388/facts

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LZGB-J7G

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Blanton-1459

https://www.myheritage.com/person-1500858_533086971_533086971/moses-newton-blanton

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Pvt. Moses Newton Blanton, CSA's Timeline

1838
1838
New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States
1859
October 2, 1859
Horry County, South Carolina, United States
1861
July 18, 1861
Floyds Township, Horry County, South Carolina, United States
1863
September 4, 1863
1867
August 15, 1867
North Carolina, United States
1869
August 16, 1869
1872
June 28, 1872
Horry County, South Carolina, United States
1874
January 1, 1874
South Carolina, United States
1877
May 18, 1877
Horry County, South Carolina, United States
1879
November 19, 1879
Horry County, South Carolina, United States