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 James Preston “Jerry” Blankenship

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James Preston “Jerry” Blankenship

  • Birth 7 Mar 1853 Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 3 Jun 1931 Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 58868910

James Preston "Jerry" Blankenship was the son of James Albert Blankenship and Mary Ann "Polly" Henderson Blankenship. Jerry was one of 9 children born to the couple.

Jerry married Francis Elizabeth "Bettie" Simpson on Aug 24, 1876 in Wilson County, Tennessee. There were 8 children born of this union. The children in order of their birth are: Charles Stacy Blankenship, Maizue Blankenship, Mabel M. Blankenship, Ethel Blankenship, Clarence Preston Blankenship, James Chyrus Blankenship, Lee Epperson Blankenship, and John Frank Blankenship.