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James Harvey Blankenship
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1874
Roanoke County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1963
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA

James Harvey Blankenship was a grandson of John & Rebecca Blankenship. His maternal grandparents were Joel and Minerva Lewis (Parker) Goff. He was a great grandson of Andrew & Roda (Baker) Blankenship. On the 8th of January, 1916 near Lafayette, Montgomery County, Virginia he married Leafye (spelled "Lethia" on marriage certificate) Ann Yopp. The couple were married by Rev. E. W. Stiles of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A farmer, he subsidized his income by trading horses. Montgomery County, VA court records describe the horses of some of his transactions of buying and reselling. Preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Mae, he was survived by three sons, four daughters and three sisters. Funeral arrangement were handled by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston, Virginia.

JAMES H. BLANKENSHIP
James Harvey Blankenship, 89, of Rt.1, Salem, died Saturday night in a Roanoke hospital. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include four daughters, Miss Ada Blankenship, Mrs. Ruth Underwood, and Mrs. Lucy Linton, all of Salem, Mrs. Annie Maxey, Danville; three sons, Ralph Blankenship, Roanoke, Frank Blankenship, Front Royal, James Moyer Blankenship, Salem; three sisters, Mrs. Becky Jones and Mrs. Emma Griggs, both of Salem, Mrs. Sally Maxey, Pearisburg.
The body is at Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Published in The Roanoke Times October 6, 1963 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Crockett Blankenship (1853 - 1922)
  Martha Susan Goff Blankenship (1847 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Leafye Ann Yopp Blankenship (1898 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Ruth Myrtle Blankenship Underwood (1916 - 2006)*
  James Moyer Blankenship (1918 - 2005)*
  Frank Harmon Blankenship (1919 - 2009)*
  Annie Belle Blankenship Maxey (1921 - 1996)*
  Ralph J. Blankenship (1924 - 2006)*
  Ruby Mae Blankenship (1926 - 1928)*
  Lucy Mable Blankenship Duncan (1929 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Blankenship (1871 - 1958)*
  James Harvey Blankenship (1874 - 1963)
  Crockett Thomas Blankenship (1877 - 1958)*
  Lillie Blankenship Griggs (1880 - ____)*
  Sally J. Blankenship. Maxey (1881 - 1968)**
  Emma Lee Blankenship Griggs (1887 - 1973)*
  Rebecca Julia Blankenship Jones (1889 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
FATHER
Marble footstone placed by Raph Blankenship at the request of Lucy Blankenship Duncan
 
Note: Pipe placed as headstone above Grant Bryant Funeral Home Marker
 
Burial:
Blankenship-Jones-King Cemetery
Riverside
Roanoke County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Al Linton
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47062238
James Harvey Blankenship
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James Harvey Blankenship
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James Harvey Blankenship
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- Al Linton
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
Maternal Grandfather
- Al Linton
 Added: Jan. 24, 2010
 
 
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