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www.childers-shepherd.org, 18 Feb 2011
John Shepherd + Dorothy Jones                              Barnett Blankenship + Ruth Koon
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Ephraim Mannon Shepherd     +         Frances J. Blankenship
1838    -  1868?/1880?                    1858             1839       -        1915
Yancey Co NC  Yancey Co NC                  Yancey Co NC      Yancey Co NC   Mitchell Co NC
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             Cordelia Shepherd (Benjamin T. Banks), 1859 - 1948
             Louisa Shepherd, 1861 - after 1869
             Lorina Lucretia Shepherd (George M. Roland), 1863 - 1938
             Amanda  J. "May" Shepherd (James Garrett Arrowood), 1866 - 1950
             Demeris Sarah Shepherd (Andrew J. Austin, Jess Ray), 1867 - 1956

Note: The 1870 U. S. Census lists Frances Shepherd, age 30, as the head of household with the
following children (all female): Cordelia, 11; Louisa, 9; Lorina, 7; May/Mary, 5, and Demeris, 2. This
Shepherd household is listed as house/family # 126 after the Barnett Blankenship house/family
#125. In 1880, Amanda, 14, was residing in the household of her uncle Calvin C. Blankenship and
his wife Margaret Elkins Blankenship, also in Caney River, Yancey Co NC.
Sources:  US Census, Caney River, Yancey Co NC, 1870, 1880;
US Census, Prices Creek, Yancey Co NC, 1900;
US Census, Yancey Co NC, 1850, 1860;
NC Death Certificate, Frances Blankenship Banks, 1915;
NC Death Certificate, Ezekiel M. Banks, 1935;
NC Death Certificate, Rhina Shepherd Roland, 1938;
NC Death Certificate, Mary Ellen Ray, 1932;
NC Death Certificate, John Barnett Banks, 1944 ("Retired Prohibition Officer");
NC Death Certificate, Demaris Sarah Ray, 1956;
Pauline Shepherd Chandler, "John and Dorothy (Jones) Shepherd",
HOBC, Vol II, p. 335;
Stephen A. Shepherd, "Descendants of Presley Blankenship";
Jane M. Howard, listing Banks Creek Cemetery, Yancey Co NC, www.findagrave.com;
Martha Miller, listing Blankenship Arrowood Cemetery, Yancey Co NC, www.findagrave.com;
Ancestry.com's OneWorldTree; Ledford family tree; Huntley family tree;
Andrew Banks + Rachel Ruth Turner                           Barnett Blankenship + Ruth Koon
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Jonathan Banks        +       Frances J. Blankenship Shepherd
1826   -    1909               1874                 1839        -      1915
Yancey Co NC  Creek OK                                   Yancey Co NC     Mitchell Co NC
                                          
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    Annie M. Banks, 1877 - after 1879
              John Barnett Banks (Docia Mae Young), 1878 - 1944
                    Lydia Margaret Banks (John B. Ewing), 1881 - 1968



Note: On 17 June 1880, "Franky Banks", 44, was wife of Jonathan Banks, 54, in Caney River,
Yancey County NC. The household included "Lucresy" Shepherd, 17, and Demeris
Shepherd, 12, as Jonathan's step-daughters, along with the following Banks children:
Leuvisa/Luvina, 16; Ezekiel, 12; James, 7; Annie, 3; and John B., 1.
Andrew Banks + Rachel Ruth Turner
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Jonathan Banks        +          Nancy Riddle
1826   -    1909           c1848?      1830        -      1868/74
Yancey Co NC  Creek OK
                                       
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Cordelia J. Banks, 1849 - after 1849
      Wesley B. Banks (Buna ---)  , 1852 - 1926
      Rachel Nellie Banks (-- Banks)  , 1853 - 1916
      Benjamin Banks (Samantha --) , 1854 - after 1879
      Mary Ellen Banks (S. J. Ray), 1856 - 1932
      Andrew J. Banks (Rachel  --), 1858 - aft 1929
      James M. Banks (Eleanor -- )  , 1860 -
      Martha Luvina Banks , 1862 - after 1879
      Ezekiel Banks (Sallie --), 1868 - 1935