Jacob D BLEDSOE Selia B BLEDSOE Claire BLEDSOE Ruth BLEDSOE Lorena Luceny STALLINGS Oscar Newton BLEDSOE Mary Willie ALLEN Mini tree diagram

Yancy B BLEDSOE1,2,6,5,3

May 18665 - 20th Dec 19253,4

Life History

May 1866

Born in Tennessee.1,2

(most likely)

about 1870

Born in Tennessee.5

(less likely)

Nov 1896

Married Lorena Luceny STALLINGS in Detroit, Red River, Texas.3,5

21st Aug 1897

Birth of son Claire BLEDSOE in Deport, Lamar, Texas.7,2,5,8

22nd Nov 1900

Birth of daughter Ruth BLEDSOE in Deport, Lamar, Texas.5,9,10,11,1,3

20th Dec 1925

Died in Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma.3,4

after 20th Dec 1925

Buried in Dennison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma.3


  • I have not identified Yancy's family before 1900.  There are manyBledsoe families in Henderson and other counties of Tennessee.

    In censuses, Yancy's age varies, yielding a birth year of abt 1866 or1870.  There is also another Yancy Bledsoe, also born in Tennessee,and whose census ages usually suggest birth in the year 1866.  ThisYancy may be a cousin, from Henderson County, Tennessee, and in Texasabout the same time as our Yancy and his family.  The fathers of bothYancys are Physicians, which seems to make it likely they arebrothers, or perhaps cousins.

    Yancy's grandson Charles Christian, tells me that the Yancy familymoved to Texas about 1893.  He also told me that Yancy's parents wereJacob D Bledsoe and Mary W Allen.

    Yancy B Bledsoe's father was Dr. Jacob D Bledsoe, mother was Mary WAllen. Dr. Jacob D Bledsoe was born in 1838 in Milam, Tenn.. HeMarried Mary in 1863 and they migrated to Deport, Texas about 1893.They had two son's Yancy B and Oscar Newton. Yancy married (LorenaLuceny Stallings) November 1896 in Detroit, Texas,Red River County.Ceny Stallings was originally from Alamo, Tenn.. They had two childrena son Claire and a daughter Ruth. Ruth was born 11,22,1900 in DeportTexas. Oscar Newton Bledsoe married Annie Morgan they had no children.

    Yancy and family moved to Idabel, Ok around 1910, Claire was 12 yearsold and Ruth was 10.

    Dr. Jacob D Bledsoe served in the civil war with the rank of Captainand was reported wounded in the battle of Atlanta. Dr. Jacob moved toDetroit,Texas about 1893 then moved to Idabel, Ok.around 1907. He didnot practice medicine in Idabel due to failing eyesight. He died March11, 1925 and is buried in the Dennison Cemetery in Idabel, Ok. Hiswife Mary W died 1926 and is also buried in the Dennison Cemetery inIdabel, Ok.

    Oscar Bledsoe died Jan 6, l926 in Idabel, Ok. Burial unknown. Norecord of wife. Yancy Bledsoe died Dec 20 1925 and is buried inDennison Cemetery in Idabel, Ok.his wife Ceny Bledsoe died in 1961 age90 and is buried in Dennison Cemetery, in Idabel, Ok.

    --  Charles Christian, personal email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 11January 2008

    In 1900 we find Yancy and his family, along with his parents, in northTexas, near Paris in Lamar County, close to the Red River.

    The 1900 census gives us month and year of births.  While we havefound those to vary wildly with amazing discrepancies, I will use thebirth dates given in the census for the Bledsoe family.  The birthdate of Yancey here is May 1866.  His wife's name is spelled Ceny inevery census, except this one, where it is Scenie.

    In 1900 Yancy and Ceny (Scenie) are living next door to what appearsto be Yancy's parents.  The names are somewhat obscured, especiallythe husband's.  It appeared to be John and Willie.  John is aPhysician, which matches Yancy's father Jacob.

    The name in the 1900 census is uncertain because the tally marks forthe page are right over the elder Bledsoe's name.  It begins with a Jand then it looks like an O, but it is difficult to decipher.  Besidesthe tally marks, the name above is Lizzie, and the tails of the two Zsare full and long and also cover most of the Bledsoe name area.

    The name Willie or Willy could be for the middle name of Yancy'smother, Mary W.

    1900 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas, 23 June, Justice Precinct 7,District 86, page 19B, east of Bee Bayou, Hse #335, Fam #346
    Bledsoe, John (?) Head W M May 1838  62  Married 35 years TN NC NC
    (The name is overwritten with census tally figures!)
    Bledsoe, Willie Wife W F Nov 1844  62  Married 35 years TN TN TN

    1900 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas, 23 June, Justice Precinct 7,District 86, page 19B, east of Bee Bayou, Hse #336, Fam #347
    Bledsoe, Yancy Head W M May 1866  34  Married 3 years TN TN TN
    Bledsoe, Scenie Wife W F Apr 1875  25  Married 3 years TN -- --
    Bledsoe, Clara Daughter W F Aug 1897 2 TX TN TN

    We will see in 1910 that Clara is reported as age 12, as we expect,but is said to be Claire, and a Son!

    In 1910, Yancy and Ceny are just a little bit east in Red RiverCounty, but the elder coule are not with them.  This matchesinformation from Charles Christian, Ceny's grandson, who tells me thatYancey's parents Dr Jacob Bledsoe and his wife Mary moved over theborder to Idabel, Oklahoma in about 1907.

    1910 Federal Census, Red River County, Texas, 26 April, JusticePrecinct 4, District 124, page 9A, Hse/Fam #161
    Bledsoe, Yancy Head M W 40  TN TN TN  House Carpenter
    Bledsoe, Ceny Wife F W 37 TN TN TN
    Bledsoe, Claire  Son [sic] F W 12 TX TN TN
    Bledsoe, Ruth Daughter F W 9 TX TN TN

    In 1920, Yancy has moved his family north across the Red River intothe adjoining county of Oklahoma, in the White Township of McCurtainCounty.  Idabel is the county seat of McCurtain County.  Clara hasgone off on her own, and Ruth is still at home.  The Bledsoe familyare living next door to the family of Henry and Ida Christian.  Ruthwill marry the Christians' son Matthew.

    1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, 12 June, WhiteTownship, District 157, page 17A, Hse #257, Fam #360
    Bledsoe, Yancy Head F W 50 TN TN TN
    Bledsoe, Ceny Wife F W 46 TN TN TN
    Bledsoe, Ruth  daughter F W 18 TX TN TN


  • 1. 1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Idabel, District 157, page 17B, Hill St, White Town, Hse
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas
    • 23 June, Justice Precinct 7, District 86, page 19B, east of Bee Bayou,
  • 3. Charles O Christian, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Idabel, District 15, page 1B, E 4th St, "White Man Addition,"
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Red River County, Texas
    • 26 April, Justice Precinct 4, District 124, page 9A, Hse/Fam #161
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Henderson County, Tennessee
    • 27 July, 9th Civil District, PO Lexington, page 16, Hse/Fam #116
  • 7. Social Security Death Index
    • Claire Bledsoe
  • 8. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    • Claire O Bledsoe, 4053 Lindell St, St Louis, Missouri; born 21 August
  • 9. 1940 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 22 April, Idabel, District 45-16, page 17A, Hse #389, Owns $2000
  • 10. 1930 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Idabel Town Ward 5, District 15, page 1B, E 4th St, "White
  • 11. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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