Mary Blackburn/Blackman Lanham
Mary Blackburn, wife of Hosea Lanham.
It is possible that the family changed their name from
Blackman to Blackburn at some point. There are conflicting records
showing both names.
The death certificate for Mary lists her name as “Mrs. Mary
(Blackman) Lanham.” She died in Fairplay, Cherokee (on the Bartow
County line). The informant on the certificate is W.R. Abernathy.
This is probably the son-in-law of Mary.
Family information lists the wife of W.R. (William Robert) Abernathy
as Annie Blackburn.
The 1900 U.S. Census for Bartow County shows Mary Blackburn with children
William C. and Annie living in the Wolf Pen section of Bartow.
William Cicero Blackburn is buried at Old Macedonia. The Bartow County
marriage records show Cicero Blackburn marrying Nancy Catherine Abernathy.
The death certificate for William states his name is Blackman, but
his obituary and tombstone state Blackburn.
However, the Bartow County marriage records show Annie Blackman marrying
The records also show Mrs. Mary Blackwell marrying Hosea L. Lanham,
but the Cartersville News, September 21, 1905 contained this announcement:
We had another wedding in our vicinity September 7. Mrs. Blackman
and Mr. Hose Lanham were married and left the next day for the groom’s
home near Bethany, carrying the good wishes of many friends.
The tombstone for Mary lists her name as Mary Blackburn. Since this
was most likely place here by family, it appears that they have gone
with the name Blackburn.
Mary’s second husband Hosea Lanham was first married to Hannah
Ponder who died February 1905 and is buried at Bethany Cemetery.
A death certificate for a daughter of Will and Annie Abernathy lists
Annie’s maiden name as Blackman.
Mary Blackman/Blackwell Lanham
Bartow Tribune (Cartersville, Georgia) October
Mrs. Mary Lanham died last Saturday and was laid to rest at the Macedonia
Cemetery on Monday. She is survived by two daughters and several grandchildren.
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