Obit Sarah Jane Bradford Blankenship, 2 April 1952. The Tennessean, Nashville, TN.
Mrs. Sarah Blankenship, Houston County, Dies at 100 ERIN, Tenn. Mrs. Sarah Jane Blankenship, Houston county's oldest oldest living citizen, died yesterday afternoon at the home of a daughter, daughter, Mrs. Nitie Stewart, Sylvia, Tcnn., after a short Illness Mrs. Blankenship, a native ofjWidow of Gus Blankenship, a Con-Dickson Con-Dickson Con-Dickson county, would have been federate soldier. She was a mem- mem- 101 years old if she had lived until April 30. She leaves nearly 200 lineal de scendants. They include, five Dam Fund Cut Spiked in House daughters, two sons, 37 grandchil- grandchil- dren, 118 great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 34 great-great-grandchildren. great-great-grandchildren. great-great-grandchildren. great-great-grandchildren. great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Blankenship, whose home was in the Salmon's Branch community community of Houston county, was the ber of the Methodist church, Her parents were Carroll and Nancy Bailey Bradford. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waynick cemetery, near here. In addition to Mrs. Stewart, she is survived by four other daughters, daughters, Mrs. Ida Tanner, Detroit, Mrs. Minnie Tanner and Mrs. Ivie Rinks, both of Erin, Mrs. Lillio Sinks, Waverly, Tenn., and her sons, Odie and Homie Blankenship of Erin.