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Marriage: Children:
  1. William Blankenship: Birth: ABT 1691 in Henrico Co., VA. Death: APR 1745 in Henrico Co, VA

  2. Richard Blankenship: Birth: ABT 1693 in Henrico Co., VA. Death: AFT 1768 in Goochland Co., VA

  3. Ralph Blankenship: Birth: ABT 1695 in Henrico Co., VA. Death: NOV 1754 in Chesterfield Co., VA

  4. John Blankenship: Birth: 1697 in Henrico Co., VA. Death: 9 APR 1754 in Chesterfield Co., VA

  5. James Blankenship: Birth: ABT 1699 in Henrico Co., VA. Death: 23 MAY 1749 in Chesterfield Co., VA

a. Note:   1." We don't know when Martha (wife of Ralph Blankinship the immigrant) was born as there has never been a birth record found. We also don't know her parents. It is possible she was born about 1660 and that she was the daughter of Charles Clay (1636-1686) and Hannah Wilson (1642-1706) but it cannot yet be proven. This information is based on the fact that two of the Clay brothers who also were children of Charles and Hannah appeared on the death inventory and will of Ralph Blankinship and Martha's second husband Edward Stanley. This would have been properly done to protect Martha's dowry if her brothers had been witnesses to Martha's husband's wills or death inventory. It's only circumstantial evidence, but its certainly possible. If this was the case then Edward Stanly would have married Hannah Wilson (the mother) after Charles Clay died in 1686, She married Edward Stanley in 1690 and died 16 years later in 1706. Edward Stanley then remained a widower until 1716 when he married Martha, the former wife of Ralph Blankenship. Just conjecture based on circumstantial evidence. This Clay family lived right next to Ralph Blankenship just north of Swift Creek." Don
  2. "I ran across a web site several years ago (and have lost the address thereto) that claimed his wife was Martha HATCHER, daughter of Henry and Anne (Lound) Hatcher. I have since found several Hatcher web sites that repeat this information, although without citing a source. I recently ran across the book, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. II, Cobb-Hay, which has a discussion of the Hatcher family beginning on page 870. On page 871, there is a discussion of the will of Henry Hatcher, wherein children Henry, William, Mary, Ann, and Matthew are named. No Martha. However, Anne (Lound) Hatcher's father, Henry Lound, was named the children's guardian in 1678 and Henry Lound's will mentions grandchildren Henry Hatcher, Ann Ward, Mary Tanner, and Martha Blanks. Based on other info presented, Henry, Ann, and Mary were definitely children of Henry and Anne Hatcher. Who was this Martha? And does Blanks equal Blankenship? I have been unable to confirm the identity of this Martha or the identification of Ralph Blankenship's wife as Martha Hatcher." Rodney Marsh [email protected]
  3. "Book 12 page 15: Martha Blankenship 250 acres on South side of James River, bordering land of Henry Walthal for 20 shillings and importation of one person 9 Jul 1724" Betty Carson [email protected] is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.