Person:Jacob Blanton (1)

Jacob Blanton
  1. Jacob Blanton1806 - 1891
  • HJacob Blanton1806 - 1891
  • WJane McAnearabt 1829 - 1870
m. abt 1842
  1. Daniel Butler Blanton1844 - 1932
  2. Mary Blantonabt 1845 - abt 1889
  3. Juliann Blanton1850 - 1932
  4. Sarah Louisa Blanton1852 - 1900
  5. William P. Blantonabt 1853 - abt 1883
  6. Benjamin Blantonabt 1855 -
  7. John Lewis Blanton1860 - bef 1934
  8. Melissa Jane Blanton1862 - 1944
  9. Edward A. Blanton1868 -
m. 24 Mar 1870
Facts and Events
Name[1] Jacob Blanton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Mar 1806 Morgan County, Alabama
Alt Birth[2] abt 1831 Alabama
Military? 1835-1842 Red River County, Texas
Other[3] 1840 Red River County, TexasTax List
Marriage abt 1842 Red River County, Texas(his 1st? wife)
to Jane McAnear
Census[2] 1850 Red River County, Texas
Census[4] 1860 Red River County, Texas
Census[5] 1870 Red River County, Texas
Marriage 24 Mar 1870 Red River County, Texas(his 2nd wife)
to Mary Ann Beeler
Census[6] 1880 Red River County, Texas
Death[1] 17 Feb 1891 Red River County, Texas
Burial[1] Forbes Cemetery, Bagwell, Red River County, Texas
Texas Revolution Pension Application:

Statement by Jacob Blanton: "I served in Capt. Wm Becknalls Company the first company he ever raised in 1835 served in every call for said Becknalls company up to the year 1842 received honorable discharges." [Excerpted from Republic Claims, Texas State Library, mf reel # 203, frames 443-471. Republic of Texas Pension Application of Jacob Blanton]

Texas General Land Office holdings, Austin, Tx
File 168, Red River 2nd Class
No. 79
Republic of Texas, County of Red River
Jacob Blanton has appeared before us the Board of Land Commissioners for the county aforesaid and according to law that he arrived in the Republic subsequent to the Declaration of Independence 28th of September 1837 and that he is a single man and is entitled to six hundred and forty acres of land to be surveyed after the first of August 1838 given under our hands at Clarksville the 3rd day of August 1838.

M.W. Matthews
James Latimer
David Lane

Appropriated the amount called for by this certificate by survey of April 23rd 1839

Texas General Land Office Holdings, Austin, Tx.
Veteran Donation No.1166, 1280 Acres
General Land Office Austin, Texas, March 14th 1885

This is to certify that Jacob Blanton is entitled to have surveyed by any legally authorized surveyor, upon any of the vacant and unappropriated public domain of the State of Texas, twelve hundred and eighty acres of land in accordance with the provisions of an act entitled

"An act granting a certificate of twelve hundred and eighty acres to each of the surviving soldiers of the Texas Revolution, and the surviving signers of the declaration of Texas independence, and to the surviving widows of such soldiers and signers, and to the widows of those who fell at the Dawson massacre; and to repeal an act, approved April 26, 1879, entitled 'an act granting a land certificate of six hundred and forty acres to each of the indigent veterans who was engaged in the struggle for Texas independence prior to and at the Battle of San Jacinto, enrolled under the act approved July 28th, 1876,' " approved March 15, 1881,

Said Jacob Blanton having made the proof required by said act. This certificate may be located as headright certificates; and said certificate and the land located by virtue thereof shall be exempt from forced sale as long as it shall remain the property of said Jacob Blanton.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the impress of the seal of said office the date first above written.

W.C. Walsh, Commissioner


Red River County, Texas, 1850 census:[2]

Blanton, Jacob 31 yrs Farmer b. Alabama
      Jane 18 yrs b. [blank]
      Mary 7 yrs b. [blank]
      Daniel 3 yrs b. [blank]
      July Ane 3/12 yr b. [blank]
Kirkendall, G. C. 19 yrs b. Alabama

Red River County, Texas, 1860 census:[4]

Blanton, Jacob 44 yrs Farmer (real estate = $400; personal estate = $140) b. Alabama
      Jane 31 yrs b. Alabama
      Mary 15 yrs b. Texas
      Daniel 13 yrs b. Texas
      Julya 10 yrs b. Texas
      Sarah 9 yrs b. Texas
      William 7 yrs b. Texas
      Benjamin 5 yrs b. Texas
      Lewis 5/12 yr b. Texas

Red River County, Texas, 1870 census:[5]

Blanton, Jacob 57 yrs Farmer (real estate = $400; personal estate = $700) b. Alabama
      Mary 28 yrs Keeping house b. Missouri
      Ben 16 yrs b. Texas
      John 13 yrs b. Texas
      Malissa 10 yrs b. Texas
      Edie 2 yrs b. Texas

Red River County, Texas, 1880 census:[6]

Blanton, J. 69 yrs Farmer b. Alabama (parents, b. Alabama) (cannot read/write)
      Mary A. 43 yrs Wife Keeping House b. Arkansas (parents, Arkansas/Illinois) (cannot read/write)
      Ed 8 yrs Gr/son b. Texas (parents, b. Alabama)
Toom, Willie L. 6 yrs Gr/dau b. Arkansas (parents, b. Tennessee)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Red River, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 202A, dwelling/family 96/96.
  3. Texas Tax List Index.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 76, dwelling/family 248/248.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 110A, dwelling/family 1388/1388.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 102, p. 240B, dwelling/family 120/120.