|James Blevins was still alive age 85 in McCamorin Twp. Martin Co. roll 160, page 13, in the 1850 census. He was the head of household. There are also: Elindor Blevins age 45, Lucinda age 40, James age 19, Lucinda age 18, and John age 12. I had thought his pension ended in 1843, it must have been an increase. Did the county line move between 1840-1850? I checked for a will in Lawrence Co. but I didn't know he had moved after 1830. I'll let you know if I find anything.|
Stephen, I've been researching James Blevins as father of Hardin Blevins for a number of years. According to the following information filed with LDS, I believe I'm on the right track, source info included:|
Crystal Burnham; 651 East 400 North; Bountiful, Utah 54010-3614
- Submission Search 12182-05189981306 - CD-ROM: Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #1 - - - --submitted the following to Family Search Pedigree Resource File: (retrieved 4/22/2006)
Parents of Hardin BLEVINS b. 1780 Grayson VA; d. 29 Sep 1860 Meigs TN Buried: Goodfield Cem.
Married: Elizabeth VANCE Date: 1800 Place: Sullivan TN
James Blevins Jr (Revolution)
Birth: 20 Nov 1760 Place: Westerly Rhode Island
Death: 2 May 1828 Place: Virginia
Spouse: Margaret HARDIN Marriage: Place: Virginia
Spouse: Hannah OSBORNE Marriage: Place: Virginia
Father: William BLEVINS Jr (Col) b. 1730-1750 Henry VA d. bef 18 Oct 1805 Sullivan TN
Mother: Ann MORRELL
According to James Blevins Pension Hearings in Nov 1832 Lawrence Co IN, his birthdate appears to be Dec 25 1861, rather than Dec 25 1862. In following his accounting of where he had lived before moving to Lawrence Co, he matches with the James Blevins who bought property in Montgomery Co VA in 1797 and other VA Tax and Census records. Following is my transcription of the pension hearings first part:
State of Indian } Lawrence County Probate Court
Lawrence County } November Term 1832
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an Act of Congress of the 7th June 1832.
I would so very much appreciate your response and comments regarding these findings. If you agree we are searching for the same James Blevins, I'll gladly share what I've gathered with you. Thank you so much for posting this site.