I am looking for ancestors of my 2nd great grandmother, Elizabeth M. Wainwright (Wainright).

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She was born 10 Jan 1844, in Fayette City, Haywood County, TN.  She married William Harrison Blankenship 13 Jul 1865 in Drew Co., AR.  He was born 22 Jul 1838 in Nottaway Co., VA.  Their children were: Hugh, George, William H., Benjamin, Elizabeth Amelia (Eliza), Marvin H., Garland Richard, Ethel and Erwin W.  I would appreciate any help.
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The 1850 US Census TN, Fayette Co., shows Elizabeth with her family:


name: Elizabeth Wainright
event: Census
event date: 1850
event place: Fayette county, Fayette, Tennessee, United States
gender: Female
age: 6
marital status:  
race (original):  
race (standardized):  
birthplace: Tennessee
estimated birth year: 1844
dwelling house number: 446
family number: 446
line number: 33
nara publication number: M432
nara roll number: 877
film number: 444833
digital folder number: 004205423
image number: 00197
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
  George T Wainright M 37 Virginia
  Sarah C Wainright F 29 Tennessee
  Rebecca Wainright F 11 Tennessee
  Ann Wainright F 9 Tennessee
  Elizabeth Wainright F 6 Tennessee
  Sarah Wainright F 2 Tennessee
  George Ellen Wainright F 0 Tennessee


Given the name of Elizabeth's father (George) and her husband's name (William), it is possible that the children's names follow one of the typical naming pattarns: 1st boy named after husband's father, 2nd boy after wife's father, 3rd boy after husband.  If that is the case, it is possible that William Harrison Blankenship's father was named Hugh.

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (339k points)
Good work and excellent advice, Vic!
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William Harrison Blankenship was the son of Samuel Harrison & Harriet Amelia Perry Blankenship. I’m grateful for your information.  I am adding their gravesite info so I can connect to the family
by Brenda Reynolds G2G Crew (560 points)
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I have a photo of Elizabeth & William Harrison, as well as gravesite information.  They were my grandmother’s uncle and aunt. He was called “Uncle Hattie”
by Brenda Reynolds G2G Crew (560 points)
I would love to see the picture. My sister and I are their 3x great grandchildren. Our maternal grandfather was Harrison ( Harry) Samuel Blankenship b. Bradley Co. AR 1903.

Sorry I am so long in seeing this. I added it to this page.  My grandmother had wonderful memories of them. I am working on cleaning their gravestone. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50957424/elizabeth-m-blankinship


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Her death certificate lists G T Wainwright as father and Martha Walker as her mother’s maiden name.
by Brenda Reynolds G2G Crew (560 points)

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