James Blackman
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James Blackman (1647 - 1705)

James Blackman aka Blackman
Born in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1657 (to 1666) in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 1667 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Aug 2017
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James was born in 1647. He passed away in 1705.

James, was baptized 14 Dec 1628 in Great Bowden, England.[1][2]

James Blakeman was born in 1624 in Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, the child of Rev. Adam Blakeman and Jane Wheeler. About 1658, He married Ms. Stiles and they had three children together. His first wife died in 1666 and he married Miriam Blakeman on December 3, 1667. They had seven children together between 1668 and 1686.

James was a miller and settled after some years at Fairville, where he built a mill and where he died. His Will was dated at Oronoque, July 18, 1689, and proved November 17, 1689. He was buried in Stratford, CT.


First Wife: ______ Stiles 1637-1666
Sarah, Incorrect Information: b. April 25, 1658; d. Dec. 16, 1688; m. John Todd of New Haven, CT.[3] Correct Information: Sarah Blackman/Blakeman, b. 25 Apr 1658, d. at Boston 17 Apr 1694; m. abt 1677 John Coney, Jr.[4]
-John Tod married Sarah Blackman 20 Aug 1677 (verified in town records)[5]
-Sarah Tod ye wife of John Tod died in Child bed the 16 day of December (& ye Infant a daughtr died som day before) 1688.[5]
-Sarah Blackman, daughter of James and Miriam Blakeman, was named in the 1689 (a year after the death of John Todd's wife) will of her father. She is called Sarah Cunny
Mary, b. April 21, 1661 ; m. George Searles.
Hannah, b. Jan. 21, 1664; m. John Gilbert.
Second Wife: Miriam Wheeler (Blakeman, Groom) 1647-1693
Jane., b. Oct. 26, 1668; m. Joseph Russell of New Haven June 12, 1687; m. Thomas Griffen about 1690; m. James Clark May 24, 1698
Miriam, b. Feb. 8, 1670; d. July 31, 1709; m. Joseph Northrup 1688; m. John Smith, 1701.
Elizabeth, b. 1673; died Sept. 17, 1691.
Martha, b. 1676; d. August 18, 1746; m. Francis Ball, 1699; m. Benjamin Stebbins May 5, 1701.
Zechariah, b. May 20. 1678; d. March 5, 1765; m. Elizabeth Denman, 1704.
Adam, b. Jan. 1, 1683; d. 1793; m. Bathsheba Tomlinson April 6, 1708; m. Ruth Beecher June 19, 1719.
James, b. Dec. 4, 1686, d. Oct 29 1709

Ancestor of J. P. Morgan

was 4th great grandfather of financier JP Morgan
dau Martha Blackman 1676-1746
dau Mary Stebbins 1713-1798
son Joseph Morgan 1736-1813
son Joseph Morgan 1780-1847
son Junious Spencer Morgan 1813-1890
son John Pierpont Morgan 1837-1913


  1. "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPWB-RXNX : 6 June 2018), James Blackman, 14 Dec 1628; records extracted by findmypast, images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Baptism, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, page , Citing the Record Office of Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland, Wigston, UK.
  2. Mahler, Leslie. "Rev. Adam Blakeman of Stratford, Connecticut." The American Genealogist 78:185
  3. Starr, Frank Farnsworth; Goodwin, James Junius. Various ancestral lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut Volume 2 p. 89 Hartford, Conn. [New Haven : The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press], 1915
  4. Jacobus, Donald Lines, MA (compiler, editor.) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Fairfield, Conn.: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850 Part I. Hartford: The Connecticut Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1917. (marriage p43), ([https://archive.org/stream/vitalrecordsofne01orde#page/68/mode/2upp. death p.69)

Original data: Goodwin, Nathaniel. Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts. New Orleans, LA, USA: L. Graham & Son, printers, 1899.

  • "Northup-Northrop Genealogy", Ansel Judd Northrop, LL.D., of Syracuse, New York, The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, 1908.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 6950.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #64771256
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, Ancestry.com

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Wildly inconsistent birth dates and locations in biography and death date does not match for Will/probate
posted by Chris Gilbert
Yes, if according to the Blackman family document attached James and Miriam Stiles were married in 1657, combined with a baptism date of 1628 - James' birthdate can't be 1647. Can we please correct?
posted by Dan Ashton Jr
Sarah Blakeman, daughter of James and his first wife, did not marry John Todd. See paragraphs in Children section.

My suggestion: Blakeman-25 remains the wife of John Todd. a. Disconnect Blakeman-25 from James Blakeman and [[Wheeler-1118|Miriam Wheeler. b. Change birth to about 1658 (it's reasonable based on known marriage - No place. c. Change death to 18 July 1689 New Haven CREATE a new Sarah Blakeman, daughter of James b. 25 Apr 1658 d. 17 Apr 1694.

I would be happy to take care of this. Any objections?

posted by Anne B

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