Lois Blakeslee

Brief Life History of Lois

When Lois Blakeslee was born on 17 February 1802, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Webb Blakeslee, was 32 and her mother, Ruth Ives, was 30. She married Harley Francis on 10 June 1828, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 24 April 1862, in York, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford Center, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harley Francis
1801–1880
Lois Blakeslee
1802–1862
Marriage: 10 June 1828
Mary Louisa Francis Wheelock
1835–1908
George Blakeslee Francis
1837–1900

Sources (24)

  • Louisa Francis in household of Harley Francis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lois Blakesley, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lois Blakesly, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (7)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire called Blakesley, from an Old English personal name, Blæcwulf, + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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