Elijah L. BLAYLOCK was born in Craighead, Arkansas on 4 Mar 1849. He died after 1920 in Jackson Co., IL. There is a cemetery stone for E. L. Blaylock in Jerusalem Cemetery near Pomona, IL with only his date of birth. There is also a stone for N. A. Blaylock with her date of birth 14 March 1867. The Illinois Archives Statewide Death Index (1916-1950) lists Elijah Blaylock, Certificate # 2390106, 27 November, 1927, Murphysboro, IL.
A George Blaylock is listed in the 1880 Federal Census, Ridge Township, Jac. Co., IL with a wife Margaret b. ca. 1853 IL. Could this be Elijah? What is Margaret’s maiden name?
1880 Ridge Twp.
142-143 Blalock, George 36 Head AR SC NC
Margaret 27 Wife IL KY IN
William T. son 9 MO AR IL
John P. son 5 IL AR IL
Lilly Dell dau 2 IL AR IL
Elizabeth dau 2 IL AR IL
Wife Margaret Blaylock probably died [or were they divorced] between 1880 and 1888 since Elijah married Nancy Wolf Aiken in Jackson Co., IL in 1888.
It was a second marriage Nancy Wolf Aiken. They were married at bride's home. Witnesses were W. S. Douglas and Joseph Williams. Marriage performed by John A. Atchison on Dec 23, 1888; marriage return dated Dec 23, 1888; registered Jan 9, 1889. Residence of both parties listed as Pomona, IL.
1900 Pomona Twp., Jackson Co., IL
Blalock, Elisha b. Mar 1850 aged 50 md. 11 years IL IL IL
Nancy b. Mar 1868 aged 32 md. 11 years 6/6 children IL IL IL
Odus b. May 1890
Margaret b. June 1892
Robert b. Nov 1895
Minnie b. Apr 1899
Akins, Elmus step-son b. May 1885 IL KY IL
Akins, Gracie step-dau b. Apr 1887 IL KY IL
312/324 Blalock, John P. son b. May 1875 single IL IL IL [Is this Elijah’s son by 1st wife Margaret?]