he would be living with parents or possibly why we can’t find him a stepfather or mother’s parents, I’ve looked over many Blackstone’s and he could be from one out of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, etc... I believe also that the name Hiram maybe a clue on finding him, lots of notes to read over and if anyone can help. Or suggest anything about the next step in researching share your thoughts...
Name: John H Blackstone
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Pickens, South Carolina
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Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2 
Name: Hiran Blackston
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Pickens District, Pickens, South Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
View; "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRY-V93 : 24 August 2015), Hiran Blackstone, Pickens District, Pickens, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 397, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 514; FHL microfilm 22,510.
Find A Grave: Memorial # 27189527 Pvt John Blackstone, I have talked to the person over one of these Find A Grave sites and they don't have any dates to add and they are possibly the same Grave may need merged...
1830 Federal Census Pickens County, South Carolina (Index: File 1 of 2)
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Note this is Clue's only John Blackstone born 1812 South Carolina and his wife and children this can't be our John Blackstone because our John Hiram Blackstone is living with his mother Mary Blackstone in the 1850 S.C Census age 12 and she is head of house with his other siblings...but anything is possible... right!
The area was Township 8 Eastatoe, Pickens, South Carolina, United States of America that the Blackstone family lived in from my research. I would like more information on this area..
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IN THE 1830 CENSUS, THERE IS A JOHN H. BLACKSTONE, 19 years old in Pickens. Living as separate households but all together there is Thomas, age 20 and Judah, about 16. John has a wife only. Thomas has a wife and 2 daughters. Judah has no wife but marked female 40+, which is probably everybody's Mom. To find the dead papa, if he's William from Maine related, you need a Dad in South Carolina in 1810/1820 who had at least 3 sons and was dead by 1830 NOTE; These are the ONLY Blackstones in South Carolina in 1830 and they're in Pickens. I'm guessing Dad divided the family farm between the 3 boys since they have separate houses listed on census but seem to live on the same property. I think if they had sisters, they'd live with Judah and Mom but no young females is marked on Judah.
I believe this could be his father William Blackstone (1766 - 1850) Geni has William having a first wife named Abigail possibility that my line needs more research, Thanks.
we have not found proof of John Hiram Blackstone's birth, death, parents, or sibling's assumed brother Richard Blackstone was living close to him on one or more Census also a Mary and a Judah on the 1830 census it shows John H Blackstone allotted to Benjamin 2 Free white persons under age of 20 now on the 1840 Pickens District Census it list Hiram Blackstone as #2024, this census says allotted to Thomas Dawson. Now researching Thomas Dawson it says he was appointed by the President of the United States of America to teach Indians how to read and wright so this is my proof of My John Hiram Blackstone Sr 1808/12-1849 and Mary Unknown Blackstone and their siblings and all to my family that we are Native America Indian if anyone one has proof of John Hiram Blackstone Sr or Mary Unknown Blackstone's parents.
We assume he was a Soldier Believe to have died in Service Spouse : Mary Unknown Blackstone /Blackston / Blacksten, i have read that she maybe buried at Mount Bethel Methodist Church Cemetary, Sunset Pickens County, South Carolina b. est. 1805 Eastahoe, Pickens County, South Carolina. d June 23, 1887 Hurricane Township Pickens County, South Carolina. * Their was a Pickens County, South Carolina Sheriff 's Sale of 108 Acres on Little Crow Creek Water's of Keowee adj, Watson Stewart, Abe M. Mauldin and other's conveyed to J. Hiram Blackston by Mary Blackstone the 20th of September 1877, To be sold as the property of J. Hiram Blackston at the suit of Watson Stewart ( This book lists abstracts from the paper ), There should be a deed for the transfer of land which took place on 20th September 1877 maybe explains relationship. There maybe a court case instigated by Watson Stewart,. Who was he? A relative maybe married to one of Mary's daughters or was he owed a debt ?
On the 1840 Pickens District census there is a Hiram Blackstone listed as #2024 - Hiram Blackstone 1- male under 5, 1- male 5 to 10, 1- male 20 to 30, 1- female 20-30 The Pickens Sentinal - Issue of Thursday 23 June 1887 Mrs. Mary Blackstone of Hurricane Township. died the fifteenth instantly at the home of her son Silas Blackstone at the age of 82 years, Burial at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sunset Pickens County, South Carolina, There is also on the 1870 census in Easily Township Pickens County, a Mary Blackstone age 62
Some Census indicate the name being Hiran Blackston his assumed brother Richard Blackstone is listed on the 1840 Census in Pickens County, S.C, as 30-40, with 3 sons, 5 daughters and a wife age 30-40. Hiram Blackstone is listed next door and is shown as 20-30 with 2 sons and 1 daughter and wife 20-30. Several doors down is Judith Blackstone, age 60-70 with one male and one female, both age 15-20. Some researcher believe that HIram (think this is John Hiram) and Richard were brothers and Judith was their mother. Pickens County, S.C, also adjoins Gordon County, Georgia.
Please share information by contacting me at Donnie Alan Blackstone or 864-402-5032 address 110 Bonnie Lane, Pelzer, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States of America or email@example.com
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'L.V.Cobb Family Tree
John Hiram Sr. Blackstone BIRTH 1812 • South Carolina? DEATH BEF 1850 • Pickens Co., South Carolina Residence 1830 • Pickens, South Carolina, USA. 1830 age 18
Birth of Son Thomas William Blackstone(1833–1910). 1833 • Pickens Co., South Carolina. 1833 age 21
Birth of Daughter Martha Ann Blackston(1836–1902). 1836 • Pickens Co., South Carolina. 1836 age 24
Birth of Son John Hiram Blackstone(1838–1913). 25 Mar 1838 • South Carolina. 1838 age 26
Birth of Daughter Judith Elizabeth Blackston(1838–1920). 11 Mar 1838 • Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina. 1838 age 26
Residence 1840 • Pickens District, Pickens, South Carolina, USA. 1840 age 28
Birth of Son William Silas Blackstone(1850–). Jul 1850 • Pickens Co., South Carolina 1850
Residence 1850 • California, Cobb, Georgia??
Death. bef 1850 • Pickens Co., South Carolina. 1850 age 38
Silas Blackstone. Need sources
Judith. She is listed on Census around Hyrum
Mary Cliette. 1809–1880. Need Proof she's his spouse
Thomas Dawson. Find A Grave: Memorial #61214256, was appointed by the President of The United States of America to teach Indians how to read and wright we can not determined if our John Hiram Blackstone Sr is a son to any other Blackstone family in America this may have been a handed down name by Mr. Thomas Dawson to protect him from being removed. Thanks hope to here back any comments.
If anyone has death certificate's of any of his children with his wife Mary's maiden name please share. Blackstone family in Georgia 1810's 1820's 1830's, 1840's doesn't claim this line they was a John B Blackstone 1781 and John Milton Blackstone Sr 1779 both seems to be son's of James Pope Blackstone's family. and this connection as yet not been proved or sourced as a true connection although it could be determined that our John Hiram Blackstone Sr is a son if anyone has their Will's please share this information. The Blackstone family of Pickens County South Carolina had land on Little Crow Creek rd area and this land was said to have been sold in 1877 at a Pickens County Sheriff sale this land was said to be 108 acres. 1877 John Hiram Blackstone Sr wasn't around and Mrs. Mary Blackstone was at suit, need more information about this suit if anyone finds this information. The Blackstone family was in Keowee, Seneca, Pickens, Oconee, Anderson, Pendleton District, Hurricane Township, Golden Grove, Greenville (Grove Station), Pelzer, Piedmont, Judson, West Greenville, these families are all decedents of John Hiram Blackstone Sr 1808/12 and Mary Unknown Blackstone family .two J.H. Blackstone's or John H Blackstone's or Hiram Blackstone's listed as Confederate soldiers in the Greenville Confederate museum. only two Blackstone's listed, also the land I live on off Moores Mill rd, Pelzer, Anderson, SC was first deeded to the Blackstone's and John Hiram Blackstone Jr 1838-1913 is buried at White Plains, Baptist Church, Pelzer, Anderson County, SC this Cemetery is less then a mile from this Blackstone property. Thanks
Revered Thomas Dawson was appointed by that convention to teach the Indians in Western North Carolina, which appointment was with the sanction of James Monroe, then President of the United States. Mr. Dawson arrived on the Hiwassee River in February 1819 and was engaged in teaching the Cherokee & Creek Indians for 3 or 4 years. He was married to Miss Mary Lewis of New Jersey, who was also a teacher and whom he had previously met in Philadelelphia. In 1823 he left Hiwassee and move to the Pendleton Dist in South Carolina, near Perkins Creek Baptist Church. He was ordained a minister in 1824 and preached not only at Perkin's Baptist Church, but throughout the Pendleton District. He afterwards bought a plantation on Martin's Creek, now known as Harper's tanyard place. this information shared from find a grave
HISTORIC OCONEE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Subject: Oconee Station & Richards House
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OCONEE STATION (built about 1792) and THE RICHARDS' HOUSE (completed 1805)
Of all the historic sites in Oconee County, Oconee Station is the best-known because of its role in the history of northwestern South Carolina.
Although the area of present-day Oconee and Pickens counties was not settled until after the Revolutionary War, the fear of Indian at- tacks on areas many miles distant to the east and south resulted in numbers of small forts (or stations) being erected from the 1750s through 1782. Most of these forts or stations were near settled areas; however, one outpost, far removed from any settlers, was erected in 1782 near the Tugaloo River. The presumed function of this fort was to serve as an advance warning position, and it remained garrisoned for several years after the Revolutionary War.
The first permanent white settlers came into present-day Oconee County when Col. Benjamin Cleveland led a group from North Carolina to an area along the Tugaloo River in 1784. These early settlers along the Tugaloo River shared a major problem with their neighbors in nearby Georgia: the threat of attack by groups of Cherokee and Creek Indians. Some of the Cherokee were unhappy about losing lands in present-day Greenville, Anderson, and most of present-day Pickens and Oconee counties in 1777, and about whites constantly trying to move onto their remaining territory.
Several small blockhouses or stations (sometimes called forts) were erected along or near the Tugaloo River and probably along or near the Seneca River during the years after 1785 to provide places of protection for settlers. Fort Madison, the name of a small community near the Tugaloo River, is one of the place names from this period.
The threat of a major Indian attack all along the South Carolina frontier in 1792 led Brig. General Andrew Pickens to instruct Robert Anderson to begin construction of blockhouses along the Cherokee/South Carolina border. By September of 1792, five of these small stations (or forts) were being constructed and the building of another was projected. Oconee Station, which many assume included wooden structures besides the stone building on the property, was one of those built; and Tugaloo Station, the most important frontier outpost during the 1780s, retained its importance during the 1790s. The exposed frontier extended some forty miles northeast from the Tugaloo River, with some twenty to twenty-five miles exposed to both the Creek and the Cherokee. During the years 1782 through 1796, the Creek remained more troublesome than the Cherokee, and twenty-five to thirty people were killed by Indians.
In 1792, the few people living in the Eastatoe Valley were respon- sible for the murder of a Cherokee, possibly a friendly chief who had attended the religious meetings of one of the first Methodist Circuit Riders, James Jenkins. Robert Anderson, the man most responsible for the defense of the frontier, stated that the frontier inhabitants had eradicated "all ideas of Justice" and exhibited animosity against all Indians, without "discrimination."
In retaliation, the Cherokee attacked settlers in Eastatoe, killing Richard Farrar, his brother, and one of his sons, and wounding another of his sons. Fearful of additional attacks, men from Pendleton and Greenville counties gathered at Eastatoe, probably in early 1793, with full intentions of going into the Cherokee territory to avenge the deaths of the Farrar family. Only the intervention of Anderson stopped a foray which might have caused a war. Anderson established an out-post at Eastatoe and also at Oolenoy, an isolated settlement not far from the Greenville County line, to protect the small number of families in both areas. The outpost at Oolenoy was maintained for only three months, and the outpost at Eastatoe was discontinued after six months. A man named Daniel Boone was stationed at Eastatoe as a "spy." A spy was a person who would go into the Indian territory to gather information about possible Indian attacks.
The role of frontier stations along the Cherokee/South Carolina boundary gradually changed after 1793. Instead of protecting the settlers from Indian attacks, the stations protected the Indians from whites coming onto their lands to live, hunt, or steal. Even so, Indians (particularly the Creek) still caused some problems for the whites. In 1795 the Governor of South Carolina believed a guard was still needed on the frontier to protect the settlers "against the inroads of the Indians" and to protect the Indians from being bothered "by designing and evil disposed persons." Oconee Station was apparently the only station in operation as a military outpost after 1796, and by 1799 the threat of a major Indian attack was so unlikely that it, too, ceased to be a frontier station.
There is more to the history of Oconee Station than being a military outpost. It also served as an Indian trading post. William Richards bought the property from Brig. General Andrew Pickens in 1793 and lived there until his death. He operated the trading post and a brickyard, and he also loaned money to area residents. Richards completed a two-story brick house in 1805 near the stone building on the property.
One account by a member of the Todd family, who lived in the house in the nineteenth century, claims that Oconee County was named for Oconee Station. This statement is probably correct because the station is the most often noted landmark on area maps from the early nineteenth century to the present. Other families lived in the Richards House throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including a sheriff of Pickens District (present-day Pickens and Oconee Counties). One map of the 1840s shows Oconee Station as a stagecoach stop, and a post office was operated in either the Richards' house or the stone building during the mid-nineteenth century.
Some of the most interesting people to reside at Oconee Station and the Richards House were the Green sisters, four women who lived there in the early twentieth century. They ran a farm, with each of them doing different kinds of work. Among the many types of work were cooking, blacksmithing, plowing, weaving, gardening, harvesting, picking cotton, preserving food, sewing, and chopping wood. When people began to travel by car, Oconee Station became a favorite stopping place in the South Carolina up-country, and the Green sisters often entertained visitors on their front porch on Sunday afternoons.
In the 1970s, the Oconee Station property (including the Richards House) was purchased by the State of South Carolina for future development as a state historic park. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Location: Take Highway 11 north from Walhalla/West Union approximately 10 miles to Pickett Post (a crossroads which is on Highway 11 a little over a mile north of Pickens Highway-Hwy. 183.) Follow Oconee Station Road (Road 95) to Oconee Station and the Richards House.
In addition to this article, information on the frontier period of extreme northwestern South Carolina is found in:
Margaret Mills Seaborn, ed., Benjamin Hawkin's Journeys Through Oconee County, South Carolina, in 1796 and 7797(Columbia, S.C.: R. L. Bryan Company, 1973).
Margaret Mills Seaborn, ed., Andre Michaux's Journeys in Oconee County, South Carolina, in 1787 and 1788 (Columbia, S.C.: R. L. Bryan Company, 1976).
Journals of the General Assembly of South Carolina (some years of the House of Representatives have been published-much information is in the unpublished journals of the House and Senate.)
We know that Duke (interred) reinterred some folks. SCGS has some records. I think they flooded some graveyards considered abandoned. Same thing with Jocassee. The final scenes in Deliverance were filmed at Jocassee I recall. My neighbor up here used to go to summer camp in the valley that was flooded. There is an old hotel under water as well as some churches and graveyards. There is a dive shop up there that takes people out to see. Rootsweb has a database of graves by name and county in SC. I think original source is in Wahalla library.
Search Results: 14 Matches for Hiram Blackstone
Hiram E Blackstone 28 Nov 1828 New Hartford, Oneida, New York, United States - 16 Apr 1850 Blackstone-433
Hiram G Blackstone 1849 Blanchard, Piscataquis, Maine, United States Blackstone-446
Hiram Blackstone 1839 Massachusetts, United States - 1884 Blackstone-448
Hiram King Blackstone 15 Mar 1820 Washington County, Ohio, United States of America - 03 Aug 1876 Blackstone-533
Hiram Blackstone 28 Dec 1812 Ross County, Ohio, United States of America - 12 Jul 1893 Blackstone-582
Hiram H Blackstone 1858 Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States of America Blackstone-683
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