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  • ID: I1958
  • Name: John Blakely
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Blakely
  • Suffix: Sr
  • Name: John Blakeslee
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Blakeslee
  • Suffix: Sr 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1718 in Ireland 2
  • Death: 1798 in Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina 2
  • Burial: Providence Cemetery, Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina 2 2 3
  • _UID: 61A67A27531396409C9547984C05847D469B
  • Change Date: 21 Dec 2015 at 10:48
  • Note:
    On Tuesday 5 January 1768, John Blakely petitioned for 200 acres of land on the "Waters Santee & Peedee" as shown in Brent H. Holcomb's Petitions for Land from South Carolina Council Journals Volume VI: 1766-1770, (Columbia: SCMAR, 1999), p. 147.

    The following entry for Tuesday 7 April 1772 shows a petition to certify a plat, as shown in Brent H. Holcomb's Petitions for Land from South Carolina Council Journals Volume VII: 1771-1774, (Columbia: SCMAR, 1999), p. 100:

    William Graham 200 [acres] in Granville County Surveyed for John Blakley

    He is DAR Ancestor #: A011036 under the name John Blakeslee Sr. Service as a Juror. Residence near Clinton, 96th District, South Carolina.

    The following will can be found in the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 3. Winter 1975, No.1.

    (Estate of JOHN BLAKELY, SENR). The petition of Thomas & William Blakely sheweth that John Blakely, Senior, of Laurens District, sometime in the year 1798 departed this life intestate, owning a tract of land containing 100 acres, adjoining lands now belonging to Charles Little, your petitioners Thomas and William Blakely, and the heirs of Jonathan Blakely deceased, leaving at the time of his death a widow Rachel Blakely and the following children and grandchildren, to wit,

    i. Thomas Blakely,
    ii. William Blakely (your petitioners),
    iii. Robert Blakely, who resides in the State of Tennessee,
    iv. Catharine, wife of Hugh Wilson, who reside in the State of Georgia,
    v. James Blakely,
    vi. Margaret, wife of John Copeland,
    vii. Benjamin Blakely, who Lives without the limits of this State in parts unknown,
    viii. Jonathan Blakely,
    ix. Sarah, who died in the lifetime of her father, wife of Days Gill, survived by her son Thomas Gill,
    x. John Blakely.

    Jonathan Blakely, sometime in September 1809, departed this life intestate, leaving a widow Martha, who hath since intermarried with Henry McKelvey, and five children, to wit,

    i. Robert Blakely, a minor between 14 and 21 years of age,
    ii. Margaret Blakely,
    iii. Elizabeth Blakely,
    iv. Martha Blakely,
    v. Agness Blakely, all being minors under the age of 14 years.

    Rachel Blakely, widow of the said John Blakely, on or about 24 Dec. 1814 conveyed to your petitioners the undivided third part of the said tract to which she was entitled. Petitioners pray that guardians may be appointed for the minor children of said Jonathan Blakely, and that a Writ of Partition may be issued.

    William Irby, Deputy Sheriff, swore that he personally served Andrew Spears, Thomas Gill, David Spears, James (sic)McKelvy & Martha his wfie with copies of the petition, and left copies of the same at the houses of James Blakely & John Copeland. 18 May 1815.

    Commission to William Falton Esquire, John Howard, John Bailey, Samuel Taylor, & Samuel Vance, ordering them to make the partition. 4 Dec. 1815. Commissioners' Report dated 14 Feb. 1816 recommends sale of the land, appraised as worth $200.
    4 5

    Marriage 1 Rachel Orr b: Abt 1720 in Wales or Ireland
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 2 Dec 2010
    1. Has Children Robert Blakely b: 24 Aug 1743 in , Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    2. Has No Children Thomas Blakely b: 1755 in , York County, Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children James Blakely b: 2 Mar 1756 in , Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    4. Has No Children Margaret Blakely b: 1758 in , Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    5. Has Children William Blakely b: 12 May 1760 in , Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
    6. Has Children John Blakely b: 22 Aug 1762 in South Carolina
    7. Has No Children Benjamin Blakely b: Abt 1766 in South Carolina
    8. Has No Children Catherine Blakely
    9. Has Children Jonathan Blakely
    10. Has Children Sarah Blakely b: Abt 1768 in South Carolina

    1. Abbrev: DAR ancestor record A011036
      Title: DAR ancestor record A011036
    2. Abbrev: Families in the Deep South
      Title: Families in the Deep South
      Author: Jan Allison
      Publication: beachmouse@gulftel.com, Rootsweb.com Gedcom Allison1
      5671 Allison Street, Orange Beach, Alabama, 251-981-3482
    3. Abbrev: 1790 United States Federal Census
      Title: 1790 United States Federal Census
        Name: Ancestry.com

      Page: Laurens, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 436; Image: 261; Family History Library Film: 0568151
    4. Abbrev: Bill Cash
      Title: Bill Cash
      Publication: billcash@mindspring.com; Copeland-Deal Website
      Page: http://home.earthlink.net/~copeland.deal/copeland.html#John_Blakeley,_Sr._and_Rachel_Orr; accessed 25 Feb 2015
    5. Abbrev: Hendrix & Lindsay, Jury Lists of South Carolina 1778-1779
      Title: Hendrix & Lindsay, Jury Lists of South Carolina 1778-1779
      Page: page 93
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