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Captain John Blakeney's Children

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(The #'s and pages below are from John Oscar Blakeney's 1928 book)

 

Captain John Blakeney [#1, pgs. 24-28]; b. 1732, Mount Blakeney, Limerick Co., Ireland.  Came to America about 1750.  Purchased land, Aug 31, 1785, on Lynch's River in NW corner of Chesterfield Co., S.C., where he lived the remainder of his life.  Commissioned as a Captain in the Militia in 1775, serving with Colonel Lemuel Benton's Regiment and assigned to General Francis Marion's Brigade.  Died Aug 8, 1832.  Buried in the family cemetery on the old homestead just north of Pageland, S.C.  Tradition says he married in Ireland and his wife's name was "Peggy."  Issue:

 

(1) Thomas [#2, pg.29] -- b. 1755/6, Granville, NC.  He served in the Revolution in Col. Lemuel Benton's regiment.  In 1807 he bought 670 acres in Montgomery Co., TN, where he died and was buried in 1822. He married:

       (1) Susanna, daut. Robert Lowry.  They had a daughter, Jane, b. 1780, SC; d. March 1848, AL.

       (2) Mary Atkinson.  No issue.

       (3) Harriet ? .  Five children:

             (a) Thomas Blakeney, b. abt. 1794.

             (b) John Blakeney, b. abt. 1800.

             (c) Tobias Blakeney, b. 1805, NC; d. November 1857, Bonham,

                  Fannin Co., TX.  He and his wife, Polly, had 8 children.

             (d) Fredrick Blakeney, b. abt. 1807, SC; d. 1870, Corinth, MS.

             (e) Alvin Blakeney, b. abt. 1810, Montgomery Co., TN.

 

(2) John Jr. [#3, pgs.29,30-31] -- b. Jan 14, 1758, Granville Co., N.C.;

       d. Mar 30, 1848, Chesterfield Co., S.C.  After the close of the Revolutionary War he married:

       (1) Nancy, daut. Robert Lowry.  Issue:

            {#10} Mary, b. _____.

       (2) Nancy, daut. John and Mary May of Anson Co., N.C.  Issue:

            {#11} Nancy; b. Aug 8, 1786.

            {#12} Jane; b. Feb 6, 1788.

            {#13} Susannah; b. Sep 12, 1789.

            {#14} John (known as "Jack"); b. Aug 9, 1791.

            {#15} James; b. Feb 6, 1794; d. young.

            {#16} Elizabeth; b. May 22, 1797.

            {#17} Frances; May 2, 1800.

            {#18} Hugh; b. Jul 8, 1802.

            {#19} Michal; b. Apr 1, 1807.

            {#20} William; b. Mar 16, 1810.

            {#21} Lewis Alexander; b. 1812

 

(3) Robert [#4, pg.29] -- b. 1760, S.C.; served in Col. Lemuel Benton's regiment in the Revolutionary War; moved away; no data.

 

(4) William [#5, pgs.29,31-32] -- b. 1763, S.C.; JOB's book mistakenly shows a second marriage to Leah Shehorn  His son, William, married her.  His only wife was Mary Jackson.  JOB's book only lists two children, Thomas (#22) and Mary (#23). James Reed Blakeney lists eight:  William Jr., b. 1790; John, b. 1788; Thomas 1800, Hugh 1807, Fannie, Margaret, Nancy, and Mary.

 

(5) James [#6, pgs.29,32-33] -- b. Nov12, 1765, S.C.; d. Oct 1819; married:

       (1) Apr 8, 1788, Susana, daut. Benjamin and Kate (Ferguson) Haile, Lancaster Co., S.C.  Issue:

            {#26} Mary; b. May 13, 1789.

            {#27} William, Feb 22, 1796; d.s.p. _____ in Miss. River.

            {#28} Benjamin; b. May 12, 1793.

            {#29} John Goodloe; b. Feb 20, 1795.

            {#30} Alfred; b. Oct 25, 1796.

            {#31} Calvin James; b. Sep 21, 1802.

       (2) 1808, Mary White Evans, widow of Thomas Evans.  Issue:

            {#32} James White; b. Oct 8, 1809.

                         [General James White Blakeney]

            {#33} Louisa; b. _____.

 

(6) Jane [#7, pg.29] -- b. 1766, Chesterfield Co., S.C.; d. Jun 4, 1845, Perry Co., AL; m. in 1781 to John Welsh, b. abt. 1760; d. 1835, Perry Co., AL.

 

(7) Mary [#8, pg.29] -- b. 1769, S.C.; d. _____; m. John Weaver.

 

(8) Hugh [#9, pg.29] -- b. 1774, S.C.; d. bef. 1843.

      (1) m. Ibby Williams. She was born in Kentucky.  No issue.

      (2) m. Nancy Ann, dtr. of William Welch.  She died about 1817. 

            Issue:

            (a) Thomas Blakeney, b. Dec 25, 1794, SC; m. Martha Matilda Page.  He died Dec 25, 1888, Ashley Co., AR.

            (b) Nancy Blakeney.

            (c) EleanorBlakeney.

            (b) Mary Blakeney.

            (b) Jane Blakeney.

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