Blevins Family History & Genealogy

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Most Common First Names

  • James 3.2%
  • William 2.9%
  • John 2.2%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • Robert 1.7%
  • Charles 1.3%
  • Thomas 0.9%
  • George 0.9%
  • David 0.8%
  • Richard 0.6%
  • Paul 0.6%
  • Roy 0.5%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Kenneth 0.5%
  • Betty 0.5%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • Edward 0.4%
  • Larry 0.4%

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Early Blevinses

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Blevins Death Records & Life Expectancy

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69.3 years

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MaryFrances McKee Lillian Audrie Blevins was born in 1898. She was the daughter of Hiram and Mary Josephine Blevins. She was sold to James Prince Cates(Jim/Pop)after her mother died by her stepfather. They say he dropped the rest of the kids on doorsteps. Jim Cates was either a sheriff or Texas Ranger and was much older than she.

Their Children were:
Alabea Cates (They think she died in the pleague)
Bonnie Allen (They think she died in the pleague also)
Floyd Earl Cates
Mary Frances Cates (Died in a drowning accident)
Harold Lloyd (my father)
Dorothy Pearl (Dot) Cates
Naomi Josaphena Fidella (Tincy) Cates.

Pop was kin to the Younger brothers and Jesse James somehow. He said that when he was young he would run messages from one gang to the other, and when he got caught he was given the choice of going to jail or becoming an officer...he chose to be an officer.

Lillian had a bad temper and she and Pop would always fight. Uncle Earl told a story of them getting into a fight while they were fixing the roof. He said that she hit him in the head with a bucket and knocked him off the roof.

Because she never loved Pop she would keep running away. One cousin said that Pop got tired of chasing her down and chained her to the bed with a long chain that would go around the house. Her sister finally brought her a file so she could get away. When Pop walked in she hid behind the door until he left. Then she ran away with a man named Frenchy (No other info.)

When Grandma ran away Pop took his gun and went to find her. He left all the kids there alone. They did not want to go to an orphanage, so they did not tell anyone they were there alone. One of the Aunts finally figured out what was going on when my father tried to sell her a family album to buy food.

The Children were placed in an orphanage. I am not sure how long they stayed there. But the orpanage was not a nice place to be. Earl escaped with two other boys by swimming across a river near the orphanage, but one of the boys drowned. That haunted him for the rest of his life.

When Pop finally returned with a new wife he wasn't able to get 8 year old Dorthy (Dot)out for a while because she had Syphilis. (I don't know if she was born with it, or contracted it in the orphanage.)

The new wife was the Preverbal "Wicked Stepmother". She had two children by a prior marriage (Beatrice and Monroe Patton)and treated them better than the other children.

They put in a Laundry and all of the kids worked like slaves (except for her children). Uncle Earl lost three fingers in the ringer machine (He always told kids that he bit them off).

When Beatrice was a teenager she got pregnant and her mother gave her an abortion with a coathanger. She died of complecations.

Monroe Joined the airforce. Earl Joined the Army, and they wouldn't take Harold because he was too short. He became a cowboy and worked on the Calcoat and Mabee ranches (He did finally gorw to 5'11 when he was 19.)
Dec 14, 2006 · Reply
Sandra Kethcart Could anyone please tell me the Blevins that married a Peak. I am a peak and I have Blevins in my line but can't find the first name.. Thank you so much.. Sandra Peak Kethcart..
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Jan 01, 2007 · Reply
Talema Hoyle I'am searching family history because I found my father in 2004. My grandfather is Arthur Blevins (Birthdate is Oct 5 1892 in North Carolina.)(Death Apr 25 1949.) Married Donana Harrell (Birthdate is Nov 12 1894 in North Carolina.) (Death May 23 1987.)They had eight children two still living.Would like to know my family's history.
May 20, 2007 · Reply
[deleted] There is an outlaw named Andy Cooper who was a.k.a. Andy Blevins.

There was a Blevins family that were outlaws in AZ and NM.

William "Bill" Dalton (of the Dalton Gang) married a girl named Jane (Jenny or Jeanie?) Blevins daughter of W.B. Blevins.

Famous outlaw James Cummings used to hang out at the Blevins family home in Arkansas.

Just some interesting info. Hope you enjoy.
Aug 05, 2008 · Reply
Billy Blevins my name is billy blevins i been looking for cousins and such who could help me find out more about my [external link] really hoping some one knows something about this.i know i got to have cousins on the blevins side.i never met any of them.now im going to get into what i [external link] dad was born in roan mountain near little doe baptist church,i think the are is fairview or fair something.his mother was nancy clark,she was nancy miller before she married henry clark.dads mom and dad never [external link] dad married dorothy lowe from lower gap creek.she went to school at the little rock where you turn down gap creek.i think mom and dad married in 1952.both mom and dad are gone now.dad died in 2000 mom died in 1984.dad had a half brother name ray carver by his mother and a half brother from his dad named tennn [external link] dad had six kids there names billy joe which is me,roger allen michael wayne,ronald dale,sheila [external link] i hope and pray someone can help me.maybe i can hookup with some cousins i dont know.
thanks everyone
May 06, 2010 · Reply
Billy Blevins my name is billy blevins i been looking for cousins and such who could help me find out more about my [external link] really hoping some one knows something about this.i know i got to have cousins on the blevins side.i never met any of them.now im going to get into what i [external link] dad was born in roan mountain near little doe baptist church,i think the are is fairview or fair something.his mother was nancy clark,she was nancy miller before she married henry clark.dads mom and dad never [external link] dad married dorothy lowe from lower gap creek.she went to school at the little rock where you turn down gap creek.i think mom and dad married in 1952.both mom and dad are gone now.dad died in 2000 mom died in 1984.dad had a half brother name ray carver by his mother and a half brother from his dad named tennn [external link] dad had six kids there names billy joe which is me,roger allen michael wayne,ronald dale,sheila [external link] i hope and pray someone can help me.maybe i can hookup with some cousins i dont know.
thanks everyone
May 06, 2010 · Reply
Billy Blevins my name is billy blevins i been looking for cousins and such who could help me find out more about my [external link] really hoping some one knows something about this.i know i got to have cousins on the blevins side.i never met any of them.now im going to get into what i [external link] dad was born in roan mountain near little doe baptist church,i think the are is fairview or fair something.his mother was nancy clark,she was nancy miller before she married henry clark.dads mom and dad never [external link] dad married dorothy lowe from lower gap creek.she went to school at the little rock where you turn down gap creek.i think mom and dad married in 1952.both mom and dad are gone now.dad died in 2000 mom died in 1984.dad had a half brother name ray carver by his mother and a half brother from his dad named tennn [external link] dad had six kids there names billy joe which is me,roger allen michael wayne,ronald dale,sheila [external link] i hope and pray someone can help me.maybe i can hookup with some cousins i dont know.
thanks everyone
May 06, 2010 · Reply
Ricky Blevins Fathers name Jack bn1929 (changed from Scholar Jackie) Married Lucille Atkinson his Brothers Elmer and Archie, sisters Edna,Bulah and Irene His Father Lundy bn1897, Mother Florence
Raliegh Co WV Rhodell and Beckly area of southern WV
I remember visiting reletives in VA as a child don't remember names also Florence Blevins my Grandmother was a Blevins before she married Lundy she was if I remember correctly from NC
The story my aunts Bulah and Irene tell is Lundy was born to a women in Rhodell that never married she had something like 12 children and was living with a man with the last name of Blevins when my grandfather was born hence the name. The story goes that his actual father was a Dolinger. If anyone could shed light on this or have any other info please e-mail me [contact link]
May 07, 2010 · Reply
Charles Blevins my father has a sister named shirley. i dont know anything about his side of the family. he died without me knowing much about them. my name is charles have a brother named floyd and sister jessica. we are from phx, az. please if you have info contact me at [contact link]. would like to see my aunt n her family. please help.
Aug 10, 2010 · Reply