Sunday, April 18, 2010

Benjamin Blackburn- Morphew Line

Searching for anyone connected to this family that may know the ancestors of
Elizabeth Adkerson that married Benjamin Blackburn.
Many Thanks

Blackburn Family of Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes County

Benjamin Blackburn, a clergyman, came to this country in 1774 from Scotland.
He first settled in the Halifax District of North Carolina before moving on
to the Deep Gap Section of Ashe County. He married Elizabeth Adkerson and
they were the parents of four children. Many of their descendants were
instrumental in establishing the Methodist Church in the Blue Ridge Mountain
area of North Carolina. Benjamin died between 1800 and 1804. Elizabeth's will
can be found at the Ashe County, North Carolina Courthouse in Jefferson,
North Carolina (Book A, Page 39, dated September 27, 1814).

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First Generation:

Children of Benjamin Blackburn and Elizabeth Adkerson
Edmund LeRoy Blackburn, Sr. m. 1) Unknown 2) Frances "Frankie" Hodges
Levi Blackburn (abt. 1794-1871 m. Sarah Greer (?-1862)
John Blackburn
Sarah Blackburn (1799-1875) m. John M. Morphew,
s/o Silas Morphew and Elizabeth England

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