William Blackwell

22 September 1819–16 January 1879 (Age 59)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Blackwell was born on 22 September 1819, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Zachariah Blackwell, was 34 and his mother, Mahala Wallace, was 19. He married Parthena Palmer on 26 January 1845, in Gasconade, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bourbois Township, Gasconade, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 16 January 1879, at the age of 59, and was buried in Scantlin Cemetery, Dawson Township, Phelps, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Blackwell
1819–1879
Parthena Palmer
1825–1868
Marriage: 26 January 1845
George William Blackwell
1846–1886
Emily F Blackwell
1848–
Martha A. Blackwell
1851–
James Robert Blackwell
1855–1896

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 January 1845
Gasconade, Missouri, United States
children

(4)

    Male1846–1886Male

    Emily F Blackwell

    Female1848–Female

    Martha A. Blackwell

    Female1851–Female

    James Robert Blackwell

    Male1855–1896Male

Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Blackwell

    Male1785–1848Male

    Mahala Wallace

    Female1800–1837Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1819–1879Male

    Susannah Blackwell

    Female1822–1863Female

    Richard Blackwell

    Male1830–Male

    Mary Blackwell

    Female1832–Female

    Zachariah Blackwell Jr.

    Male1834–1861Male

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 11

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wæll(a), well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George Blackwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Will Blackwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Blackwell, "United States Census, 1860"

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