from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887
Boone County, Kentucky
Ephraim H. Blankenbeker, was born in Boone County, Kentucky, January 1, 1851, and is a son of Jeremiah and Frances (Clore) Blankenbeker. Jeremiah Blankenbeker was born in Virginia, and was a son of Ephraim Blankenbeker, a native of Virginia, and among the first settlers in Boone County. Jeremiah Blankenbeker came to Kentucky with his parents when small and settled in Boone County, where he followed farming, and died about 1853. His wife survived him until August 5, 1886. He was married about 1845, and had two children: Richard T. and Ephraim. Richard T. lived in Boone County, but died April 1, 1887. Ephraim H. Blankenbeker was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. He has followed farming all his life, and settled where he now resided in 1880. He has about 700 acres of valuable land, all well improved. He is devoting some attention to the growing of blooded sheep. September 11, 1873, he was married to Martha L. Tanner, a daughter of Joel and Liddie (Crigler) Tanner, of Boone County. To this union one child has been born – Clinton. Politically, Mr. Blankenbeker is a Democrat.