James Harvey Blackwood

Brief Life History of James Harvey

When James Harvey Blackwood was born on 9 June 1836, in Warren, Virginia, United States, his father, William Albert Blackwood, was 31 and his mother, Catharine McCleary, was 35. He married Sarah Caroline Peyton on 6 March 1877. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Barboursville District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 29 March 1917, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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James Harvey Blackwood
Sarah Caroline Peyton
Marriage: 6 March 1877
William Blackwood
Hallie Blackwood
Garnett Blackwood
Katharine Blackwood
Mary Lillian Blackwood
Joseph Harvey Blackwood
Susan Blackwood

Sources (15)

  • James H Blackwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas. H. Blackwood, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • James Harvey Blackwood, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


On June 20, 1863, Cabell County, Virginia, was one of the 50 counties separated from Virginia at the height of the American Civil War to form the State of West Virginia

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Yorkshire, named Blackwood, from Old English blæc ‘black, dark’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

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