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Charles Benjamin "C.B." Bloxton
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1845
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1908
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. Charles Benjamin Bloxton, age 63, of Spout Springs, Appomattox County, VA, died suddenly at 4:30 AM on Thursday, February 20, 1908, at the home of his son, Mr. John Willard Bloxton (1870-1939), 1920 Carr Street, Greensboro, NC. C.B. Bloxton had been in good health and was as well as usual the night before, the summons coming quite sudden. He came to Greensboro the previous week to attend the funeral of his son's wife, Olive Jennings Bloxton, who died February 5th. C.B. Bloxton's remains were shipped to the former home of the deceased for interment.

His oldest son, Rev. Floyd E. Bloxton, died that same year of 1908.

A party hosted by their children, Miss Etta Bloxton and her brother, Dr. Benjamin Bloxton of Richmond, VA, was held in 1904 at "Poplar Springs," the country home of C.B. Bloxton in Spout Springs.

Their children, in birth order:
1. Floyd Emmet Bloxton, born May 7, 1867
2. Walter Augustus Bloxton, born circa 1869
3. *John Willard Bloxton of Greensboro, NC, 1870*
4. Mrs. Cora Bloxton (Charles H.) DeShazo, 1872
5. Dr. Benjamin Bloxton, 1874
a dentist from Richmond, VA, and
6. Mrs. Etta Bloxton Singhass (1877-1946)
(2nd wife of Walter Frye Singhass) of Romney, WV

*John Willard Bloxton's son was featured
in news article of August 17, 1955:
"MAJOR WILLARD ROBERT BLOXTON, Assistant to State Adjutant General John Hall Manning, said an officer and 18 men accompanied the 13 National Guard trucks needed for the operation, because water were as much as four feet over some roads in areas."

According to newspaper accounts, Clementine V. Portwood (Mrs. C. B.) Bloxton died on Monday, 11:30 p.m., June 10, 1907, at her home in Spout Springs, VA near Reedy Springs Church. The burial took place at the Bloxton family burying ground at Spout Springs on Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM. Their son, Mr. John Willard Bloxton, closed his furniture store on South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Charles "Benjamin" BLOXTON was the third son of:

Robert Nelson BLOXTON
(38 in 1850), Manager of farm, born 1809, and

Mary "Louisa" (Brown) BLOXTON (34 in 1850), born 1816, d/o Mary L. Brown, b. VA, and Mr. Brown, b. MD.

(Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA 1850 Census)

On that 1850 census, he is listed among his five siblings:

1. Robert Vinton BLOXTON (11),born 1839; died 12 MAY 1920 never married. In AZ on BLOXTON-Sanford Ranch, 1880 Census with their sister, Louise J. BLOXTON (Mrs. Don Alonzo Sanford). WA POST, May 14, 1920: RVB died Wed night at the Takoma Park Sanatorium, Washington, D.C.; bro of late H.N. of Lynchburg (J.C. Noel's father); Mrs. L.J. Sanford of D.C.; & Emmet of MI.

2. John Benjamin "Bennie" BLOXTON (9), (31 Aug 1842 - 29 Mar 1909)
(Louise J. w/brother "J.B." in Tucson with Don A. Sanford 9-4-1875) Served Confederacy in Civil War 1861-1865: 1861 - Sergeant, VA, 1st Battalion, VA, Light Artillery (Hardaway's) & (Moseley's), Co. B. 1864 - 1st Light Artillery (OPendleton's Regiment) AND Hardaway's & Moseley's. 1865 - 1 Virginia Artillery and Capt. Richardson's Co. (James City Artillery), Capt. Rives' Co. (Nelson Light Artillery).
In 1875-76, Lynchburg, VA, JB Bloxton & Co (JBBloxton & JW Wightman) PRODUCE, 55 Main, h Church bet 6th & 7th (widowed mom h 87 Church). In 1890, he was a Detective living with his widowed mother & bro Howard N, Cigar mfr, 613 Church, Lynchburg, VA; 1907 & 1908 - Detective, 1011 Main, Lynchburg.

3. CHARLES "BENJAMIN" BLOXTON (6), born 1845 on 1900 Census of Appomattox County, VA. (Louise/Louisa J.'s bro, "Benjamin", came with her from D.C. to AZ where she wed Don Sanford.)
Charles Bloxton
Enlistment Date: 25 May 1863
Enlistment Place: Camp Bruce, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Paris' Company, Virginia Artillery (Staunton Hill Artillery)
Staunton Hill Light Artillery completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in September, 1861. The unit was divided into three sections: two served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida near Savannah and the third in the Department of North Carolina. In May, 1862, they united in North Carolina and aided in the defense of Wilmington. One section was captured at Fort Anderson and the other two were assigned to B.C. Manly's Battalion in the Army of Tennessee. Only a few surrendered on April 26, 1865. Its captains were Charles Bruce and Andrew B. Paris.
Battle Unit Note -
Formerly Capt. Charles Bruce's Company Virginia Artillery.
ALSO LISTED as "C.B. Bloxton" WITH:
25th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Richmond Battalion)
(City Battalion)
Overview: "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

4. William "Emmet" BLOXTON (4), (NOT "Female"--1850 Census) born 1846 - (53 on 1900 Census, b.1846 VA, ("Emmit" photo in Don Sanford papers), Wife: Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" (1852), Son: James Nelson (1874), all @ BLOXTON Station, Santa Cruz Co., AZ)
(1910 & 1920 Census for Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI, where they are buried: William E.(69), b. VA "Checker @ Seating Co."; Lizzie BLOXTON (67), b. MI-VT-Canada, own home/M, 1015 Scribner, after 337 Eleventh
1930 Census GR/Kent/MI: Lizzie A. (78) b. MI 1852 "Head"; James Nelson (55) 1874, b. MI "Head" & wife Della C. BLOXTON (59) 1870. 1-13-1920: Ecorse Twp, Oakwood Village, Wayne Co., MI, 2891 Fort St. rent "Manager, Typewriter Co." James Nelson Bloxton (46), Della (48) MI-NY-OH

5. Louisa/Louise Jane BLOXTON (2), born 1848, "of D.C., formerly Fredericksburg, VA" m. Donald Alonzo "Don" Sanford, Sr. 10/5/1875 "native of Appomattox County, VA" on ASU info DASanford sheet

6. A.F./J.R. BLOXTON 5/12 (5 months old) female, born 1850

7. Howard Nelson BLOXTON, b. May 17, 1866 - d: June 13, 1907, of Lynchburg, VA (Hilda Noel's dad) not on 1850 Census, but mentioned in WA POST death notice as RVB's brother. In 1890, he was a Cigar mfr living with his widowed mother & bro John B., Detective, 613 Church, Lynchburg, VA. On June 2, 1900, 1110 Monroe St., Lynchburg, boarding in Widow O'Brian's Boarding House with his sister, Hilda Bloxton Noel's future bil, Edward Noel--Howard listed as "Edward" (May 1866), married 13 years, cigar maker, with his wife "Dollie Ada" (Feb 1866) & daughter, Hilda May (July 1888). In 1907 & 1908 Lynchburg Directories, listed as his widow: Ada D. (Dollie?) Bloxton, 1907: r 1108 Monroe, & 1908: 1415-11th, Ada with Miss Hilda M. Bloxton.
Family links: 
  Robert Nelson Bloxton (1809 - 1874)
  Mary A Brown Bloxton (____ - 1881)
  Clementine Virginia Portwood Bloxton (1844 - 1907)*
  Floyd Emmet Bloxton (1867 - 1908)*
  Walter Augustus Bloxton (1869 - 1929)*
  John Willard Bloxton (1870 - 1939)*
  Cora Bloxton DeShazo (1872 - 1957)*
  Benjamin H. Bloxton (1874 - 1932)*
  Etta Bloxton Singhass (1877 - 1946)*
  Robert Vinton Bloxton (1839 - 1920)*
  John Benjamin Bloxton (1842 - 1909)*
  Charles Benjamin Bloxton (1845 - 1908)
  William Emmet Bloxton (1847 - 1924)*
  Louisa Jane Bloxton Sanford (1848 - 1920)*
  Howard Nelson Bloxton (1866 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Reedy Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Spout Spring
Appomattox County
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Christine Phelps
Record added: Feb 19, 2009
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Charles Benjamin C.B. Bloxton
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America - Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE! THANK YOU for your service, Charles Benjamin "C.B." Bloxton! What Precious Reunions Await Us In Heaven. Hope to see you there some glad day because of our Lord Yeshua.
- Lord Jesus Christ, The Resurrection and The Life
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