James Blakeslee

Male18 July 1802–18 December 1866

Brief Life History of James

When James Blakeslee was born on 18 July 1802, in Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, David Blakeslee, was 36 and his mother, Julia Redfield, was 33. He married Louisanna Edmunds on 9 October 1825, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 18 December 1866, in Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Blakeslee
Louisanna Edmunds
Marriage: 9 October 1825
George Almarion Blakeslee
Lucy Mahulah Blakeslee
Zilpha Melissa Blakeslee
Eber Isaiah Blakeslee
James Harvey Blakeslee
Mary Jane Blakeslee

Sources (24)

  • James Blakesly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Blakeslee - Published information: birth: 18 July 1802; Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • James H Blakeslee, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1825New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 16

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 17

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Letter found in the Times and Seasons

    Vol. 2. 18.] CITY OF NAUVOO, ILL. July 15th, 1841 [Whole No. 30. Times and Seasons. City of Nauvoo, Dear Brethren in the New Covenant,-Having an hour or two's leisure this morning, and feeling it m …

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