MY BLAKENEY ROOTS
[the #'s and pgs come from John Oscar
I, Gary Joe Blakeney, was born in Texas in the mid-twentieth century. I am the son of:
Clarence Joe Blakeney,
born in Texas during the great depression, and his wife, Clona Blackwell. Clarence Joe
Blakeney is the son of:
Clarence Young Blakeney; born Aug 12, 1902 in Indian Territory,
Oklahoma; died Dec 31, 2002, Little Rock, AR. He married Jewell Louise Barksdale (b. Oct 11, 1905, Chico,
TX; d. Mar 7, 1985, Little Rock, AR). They had six children who are currently living
from Texas to Oklahoma to Arkansas. We affectionally called them Pappaw and Mammaw. Pappaw was the son of:
James Benjamin Blakeney
(b. Dec 2, 1881; d. Jan 26, 1964). He was affectionately known by his family as "Daddy Ben." He married Aug 12, 1900 to Neda Ingram (b. 1884; d. 1946), daughter of Tom and Molly
Ingram (?Alabama). They had seven children:
(1) Clarence Young Blakeney (see above).
(2) Eva Beth Blakeney; b. Aug 4, 1904; d. about 1988; m. Edgar Shurbet.
(3) Charlie Ben Blakeney; b. Jul 28, 1906; d. about 1962, buried in Port Neches, TX; m. Lottie Sheets. After
her death, m. Flora McAnally.
(4) William (Bill) Olaf Blakeney; b. Jan 3, 1909; d. about 1998, buried in Stinnett, TX; married Sybil Pior (deceased).
(5) Choteau Alfred Blakeney; b. Dec 18, 1910; d. abt. 2001; buried Alvord, TX.
(6) Jack Byrd Blakeney; b. Mar 30, 1913; d. Feb 25, 1982; m. Pauline.
(7) Randle (Randy) Laverne Blakeney; b. Nov 4, 1923; d. Jun 21, 1940.
William James Blakeney
[#220, pg.53] (b. Jan 20, 1857; d. Jun 6, 1890) and his wife, Nettie Summers Williams.
"Billy" was the son of:
[#93, pg.53] (b. Jan 6, 1825; d. Jan 26, 1862) and his wife, Mary Blakeney Hinson [see below #102, pgs.34,40,53,55]. James was the son of:
John Goodloe Blakeney
[#29, pg.39] (b. Feb 20, 1795; d. Dec 14, 1870) and his wife, Isabella McLendon (b. 1804; d. Mar 8, 1882). He was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He married
and settled in Clark County, Mississippi where he acquired a large plantation and also one in Choctaw County, Alabama, and
a large number of slaves. He built a large home in Alabama where he continued
to farm until his slaves were freed. He then moved to Des Arc, Arkansas and lived
with his son, Benjamin. He died and is buried in Des Arc. He was devoted
to his plantation management, which richly rewarded his frugal management, but he lost all as a result of the Civil War. John Goodloe was the son of:
[#6, pg.32] (b. Nov 12, 1765; d. Oct 1819) and his wife, Susanna Haile [pg.96].
He was elected to the South Carolina legislature (1794-96-98) and was well versed in the affairs of his day. His tomb is near his later home in Cartarrh, on Lynch's Creek in S.C. His descendants are chiefly in the Carolinas, TX, OK, and Ark. James
was the son of:
[#1, pg.29] (1732 - 1832). See home page for more details about Captain John Blakeney.
Mary Blakeney Hinson [#102, pgs.34,40,53,55] (b. abt. 1818; d. Feb 18, 1890). See above,
wife of James Blakeney. Mary was the daughter of:
Alfred Blakeney [#30, pg.40] (b. Oct 25, 1796; d. prior to 1850) and his wife Margaret McIntosh.
Alfred was the son of:
James Blakeney [#6, pg.32] (b. Nov 12, 1765; d. Oct 1819) and his wife, Susanna Haile
[pg.96]. See above for more information on James, who was the son of Captain