John Perkins Blakey

Male9 January 1809–23 June 1874

Brief Life History of John Perkins

When John Perkins Blakey was born on 9 January 1809, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Field Blakey, was 43 and his mother, Catherine Hannah, was 40. He married Catherine Ann Hadley on 16 December 1830, in Russell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Russell, Greenup, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 23 June 1874, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Olga, Russell, Kentucky, United States.

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John Perkins Blakey
Catherine Ann Hadley
Marriage: 16 December 1830
Mary Jane Blakey
Charles Blakey
Milton Blakey
Jonathan Blakey
Sally Blakey
Frances Ann Blakey
John Wesley Blakey
Adaline Blakey
Sidney Field Blakey
Mahalia Catherine Blakey

Sources (6)

  • John Blakey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Perkins Blakey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John West Blakey in entry for John West Blakey, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1830Russell, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 3

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 21

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Blackay in Lancashire. Alternatively, from Blakey (Moor and Topping) in Allerston (North Yorkshire), from Middle English blake howe ‘black mound’ (Old English blæc + Old Norse haugr).

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

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