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
1802–1866
Louisanna Edmunds
1804–1876
Marriage: 9 October 1825
George Almarion Blakeslee
1826–1890
Lucy Mahulah Blakeslee
1827–1827
Zilpha Melissa Blakeslee
1829–
Eber Isaiah Blakeslee
1830–1874
James Harvey Blakeslee
1832–1906
Mary Jane Blakeslee
1833–1906

Spouse and Children

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World Events (8)

1803
Age 1
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1818
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.

Possible Related Names

Blakesley

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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