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Julia Ann Blanton
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1847
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1947
Grayson County
Texas, USA

Same stone with Benjamin

Whitewright Sun, February 27, 1947 FUNERAL HELD FOR WHITEWRIGHT'S OLDEST CITIZEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Blanton, Whitewright's oldest citizen, who died at 9 p.m. Thursday at her home on South Bond street, were held at 2:30 .m. Saturday at the Bethel Baptist Church, four miles south of Whitewright of which she as a charter member. The services ere conducted by Rev. E. P. Wooten, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Whitewright, assisted by Rev. E. M. Atherling, Sherman. Active pallbearers were grandsons, Orbia Blanton, San Antonio; Cecil Blanton, Wichita Falls; Clarence Teel, Electra; Truman Teel, Dallas; Howard Badgett, College Station and Roy Blanton, Whitewright. Burial was at the Bethel Cemetery, directed by Glen Earnheart....Had Mrs. Blanton lived until August 4th she would have been 100 years old. She was active for one of her age up to about a year ago. She was the widow of B. F. Blanton, who died in 1935 at the age of 92. They were married in 1865 and ere one of the few couples that lived to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. It is said that about one couple in a million live to concelebrate their 65th anniversary Julia Ann Blanton, a daughter of Stephen and Sarah Blanton, Mr.. and Mrs. Blanton came to Texas in 1871 and settled near Ely, where they resided six years before moving to the Bethel community. They resided in the Bethel community until they moved to Whitewright in 1930. She had been a member of the Bethel Baptist Church for nearly 70 years. She was born August 4, 1847, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. While her maiden name was the same as her husband they were not related. She was the mother of ten children, five of whom survive. She was 14 when the war between the states disrupted her life. Her father and young Blanton both served in the Confederate Army. After her marriage to Mr. Blanton the couple came to Texas in a nine-wagon train, traveling 11 weeks to reach Fannin County. Mr. Blanton operated a gin and store in the Bethel community for many years. Survivors are three sons, J.F. Blanton, Lubbock; Jesse Blanton, Houston, Albert Blanton, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Badgett, Denison, and Mrs. Addie Sweatt of Whitewright, with whom her mother lived; thirty-four grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren and thirteen great-great grandchildren. The following out-of-town relatives and friends were among those attending the funeral services: W. A. Blanton, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Badgett and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hemphill, Austin; Walter H. Badgett, College Station; J. A. Blanton, Mrs. John Arledge Jr., Mrs. J. W. Biggs Jr. and Mrs. Donald V. Henderson, Houston; J. F. Blanton, Lubbock, Mr. and Mrs. Orbia Blanton and son, San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Teel and son, Vernon; W. T. Teel, W. E. Blanton and Mary Beth Wood, Dallas. Mrs. W. T. Eeay and E. J. Blanton, Beaumont; Mrs. Frank Stauss and son Tahlequah, Okla.; Mrs. T. W. Baines and son, Tulsa, Okla; Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Jackson and daughter, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Feagan, Tom Bean; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Fultz and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Blanton,Wichita Fallas; Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Sanderson, Amarillo; Mrs. M. L.Sanderson, Electra; Mr. nd Mrs. J. R. Badgett, Mrs. W. A. Badgett and Miss Lucille Badgett, Denison. Mrs. John Oaks, Amarillo; Mr. and Mrs. Frank White, Clarendon; Mr. and Mrs. Claud Stephens, son and daughter, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Blanton, Tishimingo,Okla; Mrs. Lester Feagans, Pilot Point; Mr. and Mrs. Claud McMillin, Greenville; Mrs. J. B. Hollensed, Tom Bean; Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Truett, Mrs. E. J. Lilley, Mrs. F. R. Lawhorn, Mrs. S. O. Freeman, Mrs. T. W. Williams, Mrs. J. F. Glover, Mrs. J. N. Wilson, Mrs. Tommy Badgett, all of Denison, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Benson, Tom Bean.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Fletcher Blanton (1820 - 1900)
  Sarah McDaniel Blanton (1823 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Franklin Blanton (1843 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Louisa Blanton Teel (1866 - 1939)*
  John Stephen Blanton (1868 - 1941)*
  William B. Blanton (1872 - 1919)*
  James Franklin Blanton (1876 - 1952)*
  Charles Samuel Blanton (1876 - 1944)*
  Jesse Adolphus Blanton (1879 - 1966)*
  Robert Lee Blanton (1881 - 1923)*
  Margaret Alice Blanton Badgett (1883 - 1978)*
  Mary Addie Blanton Sweatt (1886 - 1978)*
  Walter Albert Blanton (1888 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julia Ann Blanton (1847 - 1947)
  Samuel Martin Blanton (1854 - 1926)*
  Elijah Sweezy Blanton (1856 - 1934)*
  Lydia Magdalene Blanton Womack (1860 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Cemetery
Whitewright
Grayson County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Kyroots
Originally Created by: June
Record added: Oct 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9590713
Julia Ann Blanton
Added by: svanwyk
 
 
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- Jayne Flippin Mitchell
 Added: Apr. 7, 2012

- Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
 Added: Jul. 11, 2010
Whitewright Sun, February 27, 1947 FUNERAL HELD FOR WHITEWRIGHT'S OLDEST CITIZEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Blanton, Whitewright's oldest citizen, who died at 9 p.m. Thursday at her home on South Bond street, were held at 2:30 .m. Saturday at the B...(Read more)
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 Added: Jun. 6, 2010
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