Mother: Bethenia Williams
Birth: c1825, South Carolina
Birth Source: Will of James Reeves, Sr., probate records and census
Death: 10 Feb 1876, Lancaster County, South Carolina
Death Source: Living in 1870 and James A. Blackmon Family Bible
Spouse1: Byrum J
Spouse2: William J. Blackmon
- Andrew Jackson Blackmon, b. 1844
- Preston Byrum Blackmon, b. 19 Sep 1849
- Mary Amanda J. Blackmon, b. May 1854
- Richard Baxter Blackmon, b. 13 Jul 1865
- James Thomas Jefferson Blackmon, b. 8 May 1870
The names of the Blackmon brothers are frequently confused. However, the James Reeves will states "Elizabeth wife of Byrum J. Blackman" and later refers to his brother "Andrew Bynum Blackman." Also, in the Lancaster District, SC Probate Court Returns book, it states "Andrew Bynum Blackman Admr of Byrum J. Blackman decd."
Middle initial from son's Civil War record, from baptismal record from the revival at Fork Hill Baptist, and name on Bethena Reaves's Southern Commission claim for loyalty to the Union. Elizabeth H. Reaves was baptized at Fork Hill Sep. 9, 1839. Elizabeth H. Blackmon received $172.23 as due for service of her deceased son Andrew J. Blackmon in the war, previously unpaid.
Elizabeth H. Reaves is listed among those baptized during the revival at Fork Hill on 9 September 1839.
James A. Blackmon Family Bible
History: 1844 Will of James Reeves, Sr.
Viola Caston Floyd Collection, Folder 2-19 BLACKMON-CLARK, Identification of Members Joining Fork Hill Church 1839, Lancaster Co., Library, South Carolina