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formerly of Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC; later Rabun CO, GA

Family Group of

Jonathan Blythe** b ca 1772 SC d ca 1865 (probably Rabun CO, GA)
occupation - hunter, trader, farmer, frontiersman
Jonathan Blythe's Amazing Life
son of William Blythe & Sarah Osborne* of Table Rock, Greenville District, SC

m (1) ca 1789? TO
Annie Barnes** or Shoop (Sources for her surname are grandchildren whose memories conflicted in 1906.)
b ca 1774 Old Choy Fields, SC d ca 1836 - 41 Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC
Annie Blythe, Story of a Wildcrafter

m (2) 15 Apr 1849 Rabun CO, GA TO
Melinda Thompson b ca 1827 NC d

issue: (NOTE: It is unknown if the following children were Jonathan Blythe's and Melinda Thompson's or if they were hers by a former marriage. However, they were listed as Blythes, not Thompson, on the 1850 Rabun CO, GA census.)

1(F) Mary Jane b ca 1839 NC d

2(M) Robert W. b ca 1841 NC d

3(M) John M. b ca 1842 NC d


Many thanks to cousins and researchers who helped gather so much data on the multitude of descendants from these families! They include Nita Cornelius, Page (Pearson) Wester, William and Betty Palmer, Marion Miller, Patricia Simmons, Glen Patterson (deceased), Phyllis McDonald, Keith Lowrey, Scott Arwood, and others listed on various links.

*great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents and
**great-great-great-great-great-grandparents Sandra Ratledge (See Jonathan & Annie Blythe's children for my ancestry.)


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