Abraham Blackwelder

Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death 8 Oct 1885 (aged 58)
Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
Burial Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 191432671 · View Source
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Abraham Blackwelder's birth and baptism records are at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He is the son of George F. Blackwelder and Susan Misenheimer, and they went to Saint John's Lutheran Church as well. Abraham's given name came from his mother's father Abraham Misenheimer. Traditionally the Blackwelder family lived in the German community that was concentrated in the northeasten section of Cabarrus County, North Carolina that borders to the east Stanly County, North Carolina. Plus Cabarrus borders to the north with Rowan Coutny, North Carolina, and regionally this area of the Piedmont of North Carolina is a significant German community going back into the Colonial and Revolutionary Era's too. The majority of these German's were farmers, and had traveled from Pennsylvania into N.C. Abraham Blackwelder was a farmer too. Between the age of 22 to 23 years old or between September 1849 to September 1850 Abraham Blackwelder was married to Malinda Shoe, and Malinda was from then Montgomery (now Stanly) County, North Carolina. Abraham was 34 years old in 1861 at the time that the War Between the States beginning in American History. Research is going on about his service during the Civil War. One thing that is known is that Abraham uprooted his wife Malinda, and their youngest daughter Mary Magdalene Blackwelder from the farm in Stanly County, North Carolina, and moved to Denton County, Texas. The Great State of Texas after the War Bewteen the States needed people to move there, because they had a lot of government land still. Therefore, Texas gave Bounty Land to any Confederate Veteran from any other State, because they wanted families to move there. Research seems to support that this is the reason that Abraham Blackwelder and his wife and youngest daughter moved to Texas, but his older children stayed behind in North Carolina. Abraham Blackwelder must have thought that he was relatively young enough to move to Texas, and attempt to make a fresh start with free land. Abraham Blackwelder was only 58 years old at the time of his dead on October 8, 1885 in Denton County, Texas. Blackwelder Family Historian John E. Ferguson Misenheimer was traveled to the State of Texas in order to do research on finding the location of the burial place of his ancestor Abraham Blackwelder, and the best reference sources give the name of Denton County, Texas. Since the Blackwelder's originated from North Carolina the surviving spouse Malinda Shoe Blackwelder made the decision to leave Texas, and to return to North Carolina. More research is needed to determine what happened to the land in Texas that Abraham Blackwelder had aquired from the state. Even the youngest daughter Mary Magdalene who was just married to Jeff Weaver who was born in Texas came back to North Carolina with her mother. The story of Jeff Weaver is complicated, but the result is he returned to Texas leaving his wife and mother-in-law in Tennessee. The early death of Abraham Blackwelder was a real blow to the family, and there may ever be away to know where his is buried for sure since no biological family stayed in Texas to identify his final resting place. If anyone can prove where the place is for the final resting place for Abraham Blackwelder then do let me know?


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  • Created by: J. E. Ferguson Misenheimer, Jr.
  • Added: 16 Jul 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 191432671
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Blackwelder (27 Mar 1827–8 Oct 1885), Find a Grave Memorial no. 191432671, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by J. E. Ferguson Misenheimer, Jr. (contributor 49505082) Burial Details Unknown.