Blankenship, Martin C

Blankenship, Martin C., a Baptist minister, was born in Vermillion County, Ill., about 1820. He was converted at fifteen, and removed to Texas; subsequently returned, and was settled in the bounds of the Louisville Association, where he was ordained in 1855. In 1856 he was employed as an itinerant missionary in the Bloomfield Association, and was instrumental in organizing and building up the churches at Onarga, Prospect City, and Blue Grass. He died in the summer of 1856. See Minutes of Illinois Anniversaries, 1858, p. 8. (J. C. S.)

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