|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1827|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1910|
Cornelius was a son of John Blankenship and Elizabeth Sheeks. He first married Elizabeth Ann Lewis c. 1850 and had four children: Hudson, Charles Lewis, Caladonia, and William N.
He second married Belinda Wilkerson on March 30, 1862 and had six children: John Nicholas "Nick," Martha Jane, Felix, Aaron, Fetnah, and Thomas Alexander.
Cornelius was first buried at Lawless Cemetery and was reinterred at Belle Plaine Cemetery in the 1920s when his wife Belinda died.
Obituary from The Adair County News, Dec 14, 1910, pg 5:
Mr. Cornelius Blankenship, who was known by many of the Russell Co. people, died Nov. 17th. He was 83 years, 10 months, and 14 days old. He had been confined to his bed since near the first of July and was a patient sufferer, but was perfectly willing to die.
He was a good christian gentleman, always having a welcome word for every one. The funeral was held at the home Nov. 18th, two and one half miles S.W. of Belle Plaine, and the remains were laid to rest in the Lawless grave yard.
John Blankenship (1799 - 1862)
Elizabeth Sheeks Blankenship
Elizabeth Ann Lewis Blankenship (1825 - 1861)*
Belinda Wilkerson Blankenship (1835 - 1925)*
Hudson Blankenship (1852 - 1929)*
Charles Lewis Blankenship (1854 - 1919)*
Caladonia Blankenship (1857 - 1857)*
William N. Blankenship (1858 - 1896)*
John Nicholas Blankenship (1863 - 1957)*
Martha Jane Blankenship Smith (1865 - 1934)*
Felix Blankenship (1869 - 1901)*
Aaron Blankenship (1871 - 1945)*
Fetnah Blankenship Wooldridge (1873 - 1937)*
Thomas Alexander Blankenship (1876 - 1969)*
Belle Plaine Cemetery
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Record added: May 16, 2008
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