John E. Blackburn (b. 1870) son of Job S. Blackburn (b. 1838) and his son, John (b. 1899) are missing.

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My Dad recently passed away and never knew he had an uncle.  I have looked up down and sideways for the missing uncle and his father, my dad's missing grandfather.  I even enlisted someone to go through paper records in the last county he was recorded in, Delaware Co., Iowa.  No luck.  I think my only hope is if someone has a family story.

Here are the details:

Jobe Scott Blackburn  born 9 AUG 1838 • St. Clair Twp., Bedford, PA and Margaret Ellen Albaugh b. 27 MAR 1843 • PA have son John E. Blackburn (my great grandfather) in Dec 1870 in PA.

He marries Kate Roth (born 1870 in Ohio) and has a son John Blackburn born 1899 in IL.  They also have my grandmother, Mary in 29 DEC 1902 in IL. I am able to find the 1880 & 1900 census with them, and the 1910 census with only Kate and Mary.

Kate files for divorce, alimony & child support in Canton, Ohio in ~1904.  John Sr. and Jr. show up on the 1905 census in Honey Creek Township or actually Thorpe, Delaware County, Iowa.

Then nothing.  No war records.  No death records. No newspaper records.

John, Sr. has a lot of siblings though.  I hope someone from that part of the family might know where he landed, and if he or John, Jr. had children or grandchildren.

I'm hoping maybe they will look here.

Does anyone know if google search pulls up these pages, or have any ideas where else I might post?

Thanks from a wikitree newb!

(edited for spelling)
in Genealogy Help by Sandy Ryan G2G Crew (820 points)
edited by Sandy Ryan

John Blackburn

United States Census, 1940

Name John Blackburn
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place New Haven Township, Gallatin, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 41
Marital Status Widowed
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Illinois
Birth Year (Estimated) 1899
Last Place of Residence Same House






John Blackburn Head M 41 Illinois
Wilma Blackburn Daughter F 13 Illinois
Thelma Blackburn Daughter F 11 Illinois
Paul Blackburn Son M 2 Illinois
Thank you!  Unfortunately, Blackburn is not the most uncommon of names and this John Blackburn is not my great uncle.  I cross checked the info.

I appreciate the search on my behalf so much though.
Quick finds!  Sadly not my Johns, either.  Thanks again for the attempt!

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