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Capt William Miller Blanton
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1832
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1916
Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA

William Miller Blanton was born in Rutherford County, the son of Charles Blanton and his wife Julia Hamrick. His paternal grandfather, Burwell Blanton, was a soldier of the Revolution. His family moved to Cleveland County, where his father served for a considerable time as sheriff. William was educated in Cleveland Co., and was elected to the State Legislature in 1856. In March of 1859, he married Miss Josephine Moore Setzer (1839-1925), daughter of David Setzer and his first wife Eleanor Sherrill, of Iredell County, NC.

W. M. Blanton enlisted as a private in Co. F, 56th NC Regiment, Confederate States Army. After 14 months, he was transferred to the 38th NC Regiment, with the rank of Lieutenant, and was soon promoted to Captain of the Company. The 38th NC took a prominent part in the campaign from the Rapidan to the James, including the battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania Court House. Throughout this struggle Captain Blanton displayed admirable qualities as a soldier and officer, and throughout the long weary defense of the Petersburg lines he served faithfully and courageously. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House in command of his company.

After the War, Captain Blanton moved to Marion, McDowell Co., where he became a merchant. He was elected to the Legislature from McDowell Co. in 1888. W. M. Blanton and his wife Josephine Setzer had five sons: Charles David Parham Blanton (1860-1894), William Pinkney Beauregard Blanton (1862-1894, m. Minnie Neal), Josephus Blanton (1867-1937, m. Martha Rhoda "Mattie" Shuford), John Dobbins Blanton (1870-1960, m. Nancy Davis Fleming), and Albert H. Blanton (1873-1917, m. Charlotte Walker).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Blanton (1804 - 1866)
  Judeth Hamrick Blanton (1805 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Moore Setzer Blanton (1839 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Charles David Parham Blanton (1860 - 1894)*
  William Pinkney Beauregard Blanton (1862 - 1894)*
  Josephus Blanton (1867 - 1937)*
  John Dob Blanton (1870 - 1960)*
  Albert Blanton (1874 - 1917)*
 
 Siblings:
  James W Blanton (1823 - 1845)*
  Albert Blanton (1826 - 1905)*
  Elvira Blanton Suttle (1828 - 1911)*
  William Miller Blanton (1832 - 1916)
  Burwell Blanton (1834 - 1908)*
  Charles Blanton (1834 - 1862)*
  Martha Jane Suttle (1836 - 1914)*
  John Bailey Blanton (1838 - 1922)*
  Margaret J Doggett (1845 - 1924)*
  Sarah F. Blanton (1848 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Marion
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Dec 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45122808
Capt William Miller Blanton
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Capt William Miller Blanton
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