Susan Belle Hogsten circa 1895

Susan Belle Hogsten, was born in 1875 in Honeywell, KY.. She was the daughter of John Hogsten (Civil War Confederate, VA, Inf.), and Nancy Campbell Talbert of Virginia. She married Robert B. Blankenship of Carter Co. on 15 Oct 1898 in Ironton, OH. She died on 21 Mar 1963 in Ashland, KY. and is buried in Old Grayson Cemetery. Belle was a poet, story teller, and quilter. It's is told that famous KY Appalachian author, Jesse Stuart, learned many of his tales sitting with others at Belle's feet.

Submitted by  Nancy Blankenship Brinly

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