Samuel Elbert Blevins1812 - 1880 (67 years)
1. Samuel Elbert Blevins was born on 10 Jan 1812 in Sullivan, Tennesse (son of Hardin Argle Blevins and Elizabeth Vance); died in 1880 in Tennesse.
1850 United States Federal Census Name: Samuel Blevins Age: 37 Estimated birth year: abt 1813 Birth Place: Tennessee Color: White Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 22, Meigs, Tennessee Family Number: 425 Samuel Blevins 37 Sarah Blevins 37 Manda E Blevins 17 Catharine Blevins 15 Allman Blevins 13 William Blevins 11 Tennessee Blevins 9 Margaret Blevins 7 Charles H Blevins 5 Lucinda Blevins 3 Samuel H Blevins 1
1860 United States Federal Census Name: Saml Blevins Age in 1860: 47 Birth Year: abt 1813 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1860: District 4, Meigs, Tennessee Gender: Male Post Office: Decatur Saml Blevins 47 Sarah A Blevins 46 Catherine Blevins 24 William Blevins 21 Tennessee Blevins 18 Margaret Blevins 15 Charles H Blevins 13 Lucinda Blevins 11 Samuel H Blevins 9
1870 United States Federal Census Name: Saml Blevins Birth Year: abt 1811 Age in 1870: 59 Home in 1870: District 2, Meigs, Tennessee Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Decatur Saml Blevins 59 Sarah Blevins 58 Catherine Blevins 28 Wm Blevins 26 Tennessee Blevins 24 Lucinda Blevins 18 Sanl Blevins 20
1880 United States Federal Census Name: Samuel Blevens[Samuel Blevins] Home in 1880: District 4, Rhea, Tennessee Age: 70 Estimated birth year: abt 1810 Birthplace: Tennessee Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Sarah Father's birthplace: Tennessee Mother's birthplace: Tennessee Occupation: Carpenter Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Samuel Blevens 70 Sarah Blevens 69 Catharine Blevens 42 Lucinda Blevens 35 Tennessee Blevens 38 Annie Blevens 10
- Amanda Elizabeth Blevins was born on 24 Nov 1833 in Meigs, Tennesse; died on 30 Jan 1917 in Franklin, Tennesse.
- Allman Blevins was born in 1837 in Tennesse.
- Catharine Blevins was born in 1838 in Tennesse.
- William Henry Blevins was born in May 1839 in Meigs, Tennesse.
- Charles Hardin Blevins was born in 1842 in Tennesse.
- Tennessee Blevins was born in 1842 in Tennesse.
- Margaret Jane Blevins was born in 1843 in Tennesse.
- Lucinda Blevins was born in 1845 in Tennesse.
- Samuel H. Blevins was born in 1849 in Meigs, Tennesse.
2. Hardin Argle Blevins was born on 8 Dec 1777 in Tennesse (son of James Blevins); died in May 1860 in Meigs, Tennesse.
1810 United States Federal Census Name: Hardin Blevins County: Washington State: Virginia Free White Males Under 10: 2 Free White Males 26 to 44: 1 Free White Females Under 10: 1 Free White Females 26 to 44: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 3 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 5
Tennessee Census, 1810-91 Name: Hardin Blevins State: TN County: Sullivan County Township: No Township Listed Year: 1812 Record Type: Tax list Database: TN Early Census Index
1830 United States Federal Census Name: Hardin Blevins[Harlin Blevins] [User-Submitted-Comment] Home in 1830: , Rhea, Tennessee Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 8 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 11 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11
1840 United States Federal Census Name: Harlen Blevens[Hardin Blevins] County: Meigs State: Tennessee Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 8 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 3 Free White Persons - Under 20: 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8
1850 United States Federal Census Name: Hardin Blevins Age: 70 Estimated birth year: abt 1780 Birth Place: Tennessee Color: White Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 22, Meigs, Tennessee Family Number: 424 Hardin Blevins 70 Elizabeth Blevins 66 Margaret Blevins 43 Catharine Blevins 25 Eliza Blevins 22 Sarah Blevins 14 Rutha Blevins 7 James Blevins 5 Samuel Blevins 4 Hardin Bound 10
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index Surname: Hardin Blevins Year: 1860 County: Meigs CO. State: TN Age: 82 Gender: M (Male) Month of Death: May State of Birth: TN ID#: MRT197_27662 Occupation: FARMER Cause Of Death: BOWELAFFEC
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 Name: Hardin Blevins Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Place of Birth: Tennessee Estimated birth year: abt 1778 Age: 82 Month of Death: May Cause Of Death: Affection of the bowels Census Year: 1860 Census Location: (City, County, State)Meigs, Tennessee Page: 422 Line: 4 Roll: T655_27
David Blevins was my 4th great-grandfather; I am a descendant of David and Sarah's oldest son Hugh T. Blevins. Along with my DNA results, we have results for a descendant of David's youngest son, John T. Blevins. Both of us share two specific and unusual mutations, one of which is unique only to us and the other of which is found in a few other Blevins lines of northeastern TN. David was almost certainly a brother to Hardin Blevins and the main reason I have offered to pay for a Hardin descendant DNA test is to prove or disprove this relationship. Moses and Allen Blevins may have been David's brothers as well - they certainly moved in the same circles - but I am trying to get DNA evidence on these men as well. I believe it is more likely that Allen was a nephew or cousin instead of a brother.
We have one (and only one) piece of documentary evidence relative to David's father. One of Hardin's grandsons wrote in his 1918 journal that Hardin's father was named James Blevins. If David and Hardin really were brothers, then David's father was also James Blevins. There is a deeply rooted tradition that David's mother was named Margaret Hardin. I have located the original source of this tradition and I can tell you there is absolutely no evidence to support it. David's mother's name remains an unknown.
We have a wealth of circumstantial evidence that places both David and Hardin (and several of the oldest children) in Sullivan County, TN prior to their move to the Hiwassee District (Rhea and Meigs Counties, TN) in the 1820s. I have spend literally thousands of hours over the past several years examining the Blevins groups of northeast TN, trying to uncover and prove David's pedigree. I'd be happy to share my research with you if you are interested. Please contact me off list at firstname.lastname@example.org Rob Blevins
3. Elizabeth Vance was born on 17 Oct 1784 in White, Tennesse. Children:
4. James Blevins was born about 1750. Children: