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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Fourth Great Grand Uncle ~ Rueben Blanton
My search for my ancestors took me to the Broad River along the North and South Carolina border. Again, the river calls me back. This time to the land where my grandmother’s father’s family lived. Very near the Ellis Ferry area of the Broad River.
The Ellis’ family and the Blanton’s paths surely crossed generations before my Craton Rone Blanton married his sweetheart, Lizzie Ellis.
We went back to the country side where the rolling hills are well manicured. We traveled over the Broad River and went to Cleveland County, North Carolina. Near the center of the country church cemetery lies Rueben Blanton. Camps Creek Cemetery.
Reuben Blanton ~ 1793-1875
Rueben was my Fourth Great Uncle, brother to Charles Blanton, father of Isaac Willis Blanton. Isaac Willis was my third great grandfather.
Rueben was born in 1793, nine years older than brother, Charles. He died in 1875.
Rueben’s wife, Rachel Gaston Blanton is buried alongside of him.
She was born sometime around 1805, her date of death is February 15, 1893. She lived to be 88 years old.
The setting is peaceful and quiet. There are horses pastured nearby. A wonderful final resting place.