Nancy Hamrick Blanton,
wife of Franklin Keesler Blanton
Nancy Emmylyn Hamrick was born Jan. 7, 1856. It is believed that her parents were Jason Hamrick and Sarah Anne Blanton. Nancy married Franklin Keesler Blanton, born July 3, 1851, to Ransom Blanton and Anna Painter Blanton. Nancy and Franklin had one daughter, Carrie Ludusca Blanton, who later became the wife of Moses Miles Farris.
The photo above, provided by Maxie and Quinn Hutchins, great-grandchildren of Nancy, was retouched. At left is the actual print, torn and cracked over the years. At right is the picture retouched but before cropping and before a bit of background was added at top left.
Another photo of Nancy, also provided by Quinn and Maxie. Franklin died Nov. 10, 1903. Nancy outlived him by 50 years, dying on June 17, 1953. Nancy, Franklin, Ransom and Anna all are buried at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church cemetery near Ellenboro in Rutherford County, N.C.