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Names: Blankenship, Chaney, Fraley, Kinser, Rice, Trout.

Locations:
Idaho,
Indiana,
Carter County and Floyd County and Lawrence County, Kentucky,
Virginia, Russell County and Washington County, Virginia.





BLANKENSHIP

- Lydia BLANKENSHIP born about 1815-1817 in Virginia. What county? (Maybe Tazwell?) Parents?
Lydia Blankenship lived in Pike Co. KY.
BEWARE! There are people who claim to know who the parents of Lydia Blankenship are.
PLEASE NOTE that they are NOT direct descendants of Lydia and have either,
1)hearsay, or
2)claim to have documents that no one has ever seen and they refuse to let anyone know where these documents can be found, so that others can check these claims.
The public documents that are available for Lydia Blankenship do not support any of these claims.
SO BEWARE, and get documents for ALL claims regarding Lydia Blankenship.

BEWARE of the following people who make a claim about her father or parents that are hearsay or incorrect.

BEWARE of the 100 years of Blackburns Census of Pike Co. KY on the Hale Blackburn Web Page, which makes a hearsay claim about Lydia's father. (See Ron Blackburn below. He did make a change in a transcribing error he made that was brought to his attention.)

Ron Blackburn - hearsay - hearsay claim based on family tradition from Blackburns who did not live in Pike Co. KY. (NOTICE he is a Blackburn not a Blankenship). Author of the 100 Year Census.

Don Blankenship - lies - claims to have 6 pieces of documentation but will not show anyone. Anyone who has done any research on this would know that 6 piece of documentation do not exist. He insists that Lydia's parents are William "Buck" Blankenship and Anna Osborne.

Susan Hale - impossible claim - She says Lydia's parents are William Blankenship and Celia Bishop. (William Blankenship and Celia Bishop didn't marry until 1848 in KY.)

Linda Runyon - Claim #1 - impossible claim - Here she claims that William Blankenship and Celia Bishop are Lydia Blankenship's parents. (The Southwestern Virginia Genealogical Society/Virginia Appalachian Notes/Mr. J.C. Porter indicate that William Blankenship was born in 1829 and Celia Bishop was born in 1821.

Linda Runyon - Claim #2 - no proof - Here she claims that William "Buck" Blankenship and Anna Osborn are Lydia Blankenship's parents.

The Facts
-Lydia Blankenship was born about 1815-1817 in VA.
-October 1834 Pike Co. KY Court - John Hargis was named as the guardian of Lydia Blankenship. Henry C. Harris put up the $100.00 bond required. ($100.00 dollars in 1999 money would be 1674.54.)
-Lydia Blankenship and John Blackburn married in Pike Co. KY October 1834, John Hargis signed her bond.
-1850 Pike Co. KY Census lists Lydia Blankenship as born in VA about 1815.
-1860 Pike Co. KY Census lists Lydia Blankenship as born in VA about 1815.
-Vicey (daughter of John Blackburn and Lydia Blankenship) Blackburn's marriage record indicates that her mother was born in Tazwell Co. VA.
-Gilbert and Andrew J.(sons of John Blackburn and Lydia Blankenship) Blackburn's death certificate indicate their mother was born in VA.
-William Blankenship and Celia Bishop were married 27 February 1848 Morgan Co. KY. (Record can be found online at the Morgan Co. KY GenWeb Page.)
-William "Buck" Blankenship and Anna Osborne were married in Floyd Co. KY. All their children were born in KY. (Marriage and death records.)
-William "Buck" Blankenship as well as his older sons, (her supposed brothers), were in Pike Co. KY in 1834, at the time Lydia obtained a guardian. If William was her father and his sons, her brothers and they were all in Pike County, KY in 1834, why did she need a guardian and a bondsman willing to place a $100.00 bond for her? (Equal to $1674.54 in 1999, this is quite a large sum of money for anyone to pay in 1834 for someone that does not appear to be an immediate family member, when her supposed father and supposed brothers were right there in Pike Co. KY and could have easily signed the bond on their word.)

Those who search for the truth

Celia Bishop CAN'T be Lydia Blankenship's mother - Research and documentation.

Clues regarding Lydia Blankenship and John Hargis Information about John Hargis.

Research, look at all the facts and see what you think!



CHANEY

- Christopher CHANEY is found in Russell Co. VA in January 1817 helping Jacob TROUT to get released as an apprentice of Henry CHILDS. Jacob was placed there by his mother and Christopher is listed as a "half brother" of Jacob. In September 1817, Christopher CHANEY becomes the quardian of all the TROUT children; Christiana, Barbara, Catherine, Jacob and Daniel. There is a Christopher CHANEY listed in the 1820 Washington Co. VA census, (1 male to 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female to 10, 1 female to 26), and 1830 Washington Co. VA census, (1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 2 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 20-30). Is this the same Christopher CHANEY? Who is this Christopher CHANEY and how can is he a *half brother* to Jacob Trout?

TROUT

- Amanda TROUT, white, age 30, female, married, lived in Carter Co., KY, born Lawrence Co., KY, parents Archibal and Sindrilla RICE, died 15 January 1858. What TROUT was she married to?
TROUT - Daniel/David/Davis TROUT, white, age 46, male, single, Minister of the Gospel, lived in Straight Creek, Carter Co. KY, died 24 July 1855, consumption. Who is this Trout?
TROUT - Lewis and William TROUT, children of deceased Barbara TROUT ordered bound out by the overseer of poor 3 August 1824 in Russell Co. VA. Who is this Barbara TROUT? Who is the father?
TROUT - Phillip TROUT died in 1807 in Russell Co. VA leaving children: Christiana, Barbara, Catherine, Jacob and Daniel. Who is their mother? What happened to Christiana, Jacob and Daniel?

Christiana - last seen in Russell Co. VA in September 1817 court records as an infant, with guardian Christopher CHANEY.

Barbara - married Jesse FRALEY and moved to KY and their family continues today.

Catherine - married William KINSER and moved to IA and IN and their family continues today.

Jacob - last seen in Russell Co. VA in September 1817 court records as an infant, with guardian Christopher CHANEY. (Christopher CHANEY is listed as his "half brother" in January 1817.)
In the 1845 Tax Records of Floyd Co. KY is a Jacob TROUT listed (1 male over 21).
Is this the same Jacob TROUT?

Daniel - last seen in Russell Co. VA in September 1817 court records as an infant, with guardian Christopher CHANEY.
In 1830 Washington Co VA census is a Daniel TROUT listed (1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30).
In the 1837 Tax Records of Floyd Co. KY is a Daniel TROUT listed (1 white over 21 and 1 horse).
In 1840 Tax Records of Floyd Co. KY is a Daniel TROUT listed.
In 1843 Tax Records of Floyd Co. KY is a Daniel TROUT listed (3 children between 7-17)
In 1844 Tax Records of Floyd Co. KY is a Daniel TROUT listed (4 children between 7-17)
No record after 1844 in Floyd Co. KY.
Is this the same Daniel TROUT?


TROUT - Stephen TROUT born 10 August 1810, Russell Co. VA. Who are his parents?

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