Charles Reuben Blackwelder

Brief Life History of Charles Reuben

When Charles Reuben Blackwelder was born on 18 March 1805, in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, his father, Martin Wiley Blackwelder, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Meisenheimer, was 38. He married Catherine Elizabeth Lipe on 18 May 1825, in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cabarrus, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States in 1858 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. In 1860, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as farmer in China Grove, Rowan, North Carolina, United States. He died on 10 October 1878, in Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States.

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Charles Reuben Blackwelder
Catherine Elizabeth Lipe
Marriage: 18 May 1825
William Robert Blackwelder
Lucinda Blackwelder
Daniel Monroe Blackwelder
Allison James Blackwelder
Sarah R Blackwelder
Richard Martin Blackwelder
Margaret F H A Blackwelder
Elias A Blackwelder
Rebecca Amanda M Blackwelder
Elijah George Blackwelder
Levi H Blackwelder
Ludema Catherine Blackwelder
Laura Blackwelder

Sources (27)

  • Ruben Blachurlder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Reuben BLACKWELDER - Published information: birth-name: Charles Reuben Blackwelder
  • Reuben Blackwelder, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwarzwälder: habitational name for someone from the Black Forest (German Schwarzwald) in southwestern Germany. The first element Black is a translation of German Schwarz (Old High German swarz), while the second element is an altered form -wälder ‘forest dweller’ (derived from Old High German wald ‘forest’). Compare Schwarzwalder .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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