Son of Gilbert Blankenship and Nancy "Elizabeth" (Altom) Blankenship. Veteran of the Civil War (Co I, Fristoe's MO Cav; Pvt), fighting for the cause of the confederacy. Married Angelina Crews 20/Jun/1867 at Oregon Co., MO. Married Mrs. Lydia Ann (Harrod) Greer 04/Jan/1897 at Oregon Co., MO. Farmer.
Per MO Death certificate #7396, burial 10/Jan/1916.