|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1838|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1917|
Arrived in Fannin County, Texas on December 9, 1856.
Married Sarah Lucretia Boone on December 3, 1861 in Randolph, Fannin County, Texas.
1862 enlisted in the Confederate States Army as a Private in Company C, Hardeman's Regiment, Texas Cavalry (31st Cavalry) (1st Regiment, Arizona Brigade)
Benjamin was captured by the Union forces and remained a prisoner until the end of the war. He returned home with a lame hand as a reminder of his service.
With his bible packed in a saddlebag he traveled from home to home, church to church, preaching. In 1872 he was licensed to preach and established a church to be known as Blanton's Chapel located near Leonard, Fannin County, Texas, where he was the pastor for 18 years.
Josiah Blanton (1808 - 1870)
Lucy Westbrook Blanton (1812 - 1903)
Sarah Lucretia Boone Blanton (1846 - 1902)*
Virginia Lucy Blanton Spicer (1862 - 1946)*
Benjamin F. Blanton (1864 - 1864)*
Marion Thomas Blanton (1866 - 1945)*
George Edwin Blanton (1868 - 1894)*
Josephine Evelyn Blanton Hall (1870 - 1963)*
Charles Henry Blanton (1872 - 1937)*
Joseph Reynold Blanton (1874 - 1894)*
Josiah B. Blanton (1876 - 1876)*
Mary Ann Almira Blanton Hall (1877 - 1956)*
John Evanston Anderson Blanton (1880 - 1918)*
Isaac Milton Blanton (1882 - 1935)*
Robert Wesley Blanton (1884 - 1907)*
Jesse Barren Blanton (1886 - 1886)*
Marvin N. Blanton (1890 - 1893)*
He died in sure and certain hope
of eternal life through the atonement
and mediation of a crucified savior.
Maintained by: Janie
Originally Created by: Doug McBroom
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46801990
Added: May. 26, 2013
A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER'S PRAYERAuthor Unknown, (Attributed to a battle weary C.S.A soldier near the end of the war)I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health, that I might do great...(Read more)|
Nita Blanton Blount, Summerville, SC
Added: Jan. 31, 2013
Isaiah, Chapter 2:4And he will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they lea...(Read more)|
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