James Blakeslee

18 July 1802–18 December 1866 (Age 64)
Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary 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

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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 named Blakesley, from an Old English personal name Blæcwulf + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’.

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

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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 …

Sources (24)

  • James Blakesly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Unknown in entry for George W. Blakeslee, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • James Blakeslee in entry for James Clark and Mary Blakeslee Cary, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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