of this website, first of all, is to record my Blakeney genealogy here in America and, secondly,
to trace the descendants of John Blakeney Sr.'s eight children through ten generations. John Blakeney Sr. is herein
known as Captain John Blakeney. If you are a descendant of Captain John Blakeney and would like to work collaboratively
with me on this, please email me. If at all possible to connect you back to Captain John Blakeney, then I will share
what I have collected about your ancestors back to Captain John and solicit your help (1) correcting the mistakes, (2) filling
in the gaps, and (3) updating the information from what I have to yourself. Click the "contact me" link to the
left for more information. Thank you.
emigrated over the centuries from England, Scotland, and Ireland to settle in the United States and Canada. One prominent
family was Captain John Blakeney. As an immigrant from Ireland, he came to America about 1750. He
was a South Carolina Revolutionary War hero and was commissioned as a Captain in the Militia in 1775, serving with Colonel
Benton's Regiment and assigned to General Francis Marion's brigade. He is buried
in the family cemetery on the old homestead just north of Pageland in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. On June 8, 1960, the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a handsome granite monument near his
grave. It reads:
CAPTAIN JOHN BLAKENEY, ESQ.
1732 - 1832
Colonial and Revolutionary Soldier
Born at Mt. Blakeney, County Limerick,
As far as I know, no record of the
date of his marriage nor his wife's name has ever been accurately documented
and verified. Tradition says that he married in Ireland and his wife was called
"Peggy." The headstone in the Blakeney Cemetery near Pageland, SC says, "Margaret, Wife
of Capt. John Blakeney."
John Blakeney had eight children:
(1) Thomas, (2) John Jr., (3) Robert, (4) William, (5) James, (6) Jane, (7) Mary, and (8) Hugh. See the next
page of this website by clicking on the link "Captain John Blakeney's Children" at the upper left for more information
on his children.