Born: December 1821 in North Carolina
Died: Between 1 September 1901 and 28 August 1905 in Putnam County, Tennessee (Most Likely Date: 7 March 1902. See Notes.)
Buried: Shaver Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee ( FindAGrave)
Parents: William and Sally Rutledge (Hargis) Blalock

Married: Elizabeth Clarissa Hampton on 15 February 1846 in White County, Tennessee
Born: 8 April 1828 in North Carolina
Died: before 7 Apr 1913 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Possibly buried in the Shaver Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Andrew and Letitia (Sharpe) Hampton


  1. William Blalock
  2. John H. Blalock
  3. Samuel T. Blalock
  4. Sarah Catherine Blalock
  5. Leticia Blalock
  6. Willis S. Blalock
  7. Joseph A. Blalock
  8. Mary Emeline Blalock
  9. Andrew Jackson Blalock


13th Tennessee (Gore's) Cavalry Regiment
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company F


  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 1 Sep 1864 in Sparta, TN
  • Jun 30 - Dec 31, 1864: Present



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  • Filed: 10 October 1901
  • Rejected
  • Member of General Dibrell's Cavalry
  • Born 1821 in North Carolina
  • Enlisted in Col Joe Bilbrey's Command; Captain James Anderson's Company in Aug 1864
  • Attest: John T. Hall & J. H. Ray

Supporting Documents:

  • No Supporting Documents



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  • Filed: 21 September 1905
  • Name: Eliza S. Blalock
  • Residence: Monterey
  • Resident of TN: Since 1835
  • Born: 8 April 1828 in North Carolina
  • Maiden Name: Eliza S. Hampton
  • John Blaylock was born 1821 in North Carolina
  • Married in 1844 in White County by David Snodgrass, JP
  • JB enlisted in Sep 1864 in Overton County in Company H 8th Tenn Regt and served 9 months until the close of the war.
  • JB surrendered in Washington, GA on 9 May 1865
  • JB died in Monterey 7 March 1891
  • Nine children: six sons and three daughters. Two sons are dead. Sam - 56 yrs, Sarah - 54 yrs, Letitia - 52 yrs, Andrew - 44yrs; Willis - 41 yrs; Joseph - 39 yrs; Mary - 36 yrs.

WITNESSES: J. H. Ray and J. J. Whittaker

  • They have known Eliza for 40 years.
  • They served with JB in 8th Tenn Company H.
  • JB died at his home 4 miles East of Monterey 4 years ago


  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (21 April 1906) - Need to see proof of marriage
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners to War Department (21 April 1906) - Eliza Blaylock claims that JB was paroled at Washington, GA at the close of war. Please send record.
  • War Department (24 April 1906) - Sends JB war record
  • Bank of Monterey (28 April 1906) - J. H. Ray and R. I. Ray knew JB and his wife for 25 years.


  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 85
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 87B
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 210
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 123
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 1A


Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 240
Online at FamilySearch

  • Will: Eliza S. Blalock
  • Written: 13 Mar 1907
  • Probated: 7 Apr 1913
  • Children: Samuel T. Blalock, Sarah C. Poteet, Letitia Bilbrey, Willis S. Blalock, Joseph A. Blalock, Mary E. Lane, Andrew J. Blalock


  • In the 1910 Putnam County, TN Census (Page 171A), Eliza Blaylock is living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law (Mary and Henry Layne). Her son, Joe A. Blaylock is living next door. Eliza Blaylock indicates that she is a widow.
  • In 1905, the State of Tennessee granted pensions to Widow's of Confederate Veterans living in Tennessee. On the 28 August 1905, Eliza Blaylock applied for a Confederate Widow's Pension.
  • In this pension, Eliza Blaylock stated that John Blaylock died 7 March 1891. This date is an error, because John Blaylock applied for a Confederate Pension 20 September 1901, and he is enumerated in the 1900 Putnam County, TN Census.
  • J. H. Ray and J. J. Whittaker were witnesses for Eliza Blaylock, in order for her to obtain her pension. Their affidavit is dated 7 September 1905. They state that John Blaylock died 4 years earlier. John *probably* died 7 March 1902.
  • John Blaylock was rejected for his Confederate Pension Application. Typically, when a veteran was rejected, he attempted to prove that he was eligible by submitting supporting documents. Since John submitted no further documentation, he was probably died before being able to do so.