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
Parthena Palmer
Marriage: 26 January 1845
George William Blackwell
Emily F Blackwell
Martha A. Blackwell
James Robert Blackwell

Spouse and Children

26 January 1845
Gasconade, Missouri, United States



    Emily F Blackwell


    Martha A. Blackwell


    James Robert Blackwell


Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Blackwell


    Mahala Wallace





    Susannah Blackwell


    Richard Blackwell


    Mary Blackwell


    Zachariah Blackwell Jr.


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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