"He was prominent in establishing Primitive Baptist churches in Crawford County, Georgia and a monument, built by public subscription, was erected at the Salem Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in that county. "Crawford Co. first Senator & held the honor nine successive terms. Helped to organize Crawford Co. & locate the county site and named it Knoxville. Helped to organize the first Inferior Court ever held in the county. Salem's first pastor, helped to organize Mt Paron 1824, Mt Carmel 1826, Salem, Providence, Union & Mt Calvery. "
Reverend John M. Blackstone was born on January 16, 1781, in Natural Bridge Station, Virginia to James (Pope) Blackstone and Winifred Zachrey. (1) Pope Blackstone was born in approximately 1748 and was killed in the American Revolution in about 1780. (2) Reverend Blackstone married Catherine Harvey (b. March 8, 1872) on April 11, 1799, in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~union56/JBlackstone.htm
Note From my experience, a lot of times when two people who lived in the same area had the same name one used jr and one used sr even if they were not related. Or they used John of A or John of J etc... I don't know why Jr was used, maybe the census taker decided Jr should be added?
Name: Catherine Harvey Spouse: John Blackstone Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1799 County: Richmond State: Georgia Source Information Hunting For Bears, comp.. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
Name: John Blackston Senior [John Blackstone] Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Capt Elijah Joness District, Warren, Georgia Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820. View Image;-->> Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25: 1 Slaves - Females - Under 14: 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 16: 4 Free White Persons - Over 25: 2 Total Free White Persons: 8 Total Slaves: 2 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
John Blockston [John Blockstone] [John Blackston] Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Crawford, Georgia Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1 Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 1 Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 5 Total Slaves: 3 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8 Source Citation 1830; Census Place: Crawford, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 16; Family History Library Film: 0007036
Name: John Blackston Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Chambers, Alabama Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 3 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 8 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 10 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10 Source Citation Year: 1840; Census Place: Chambers, Alabama; Roll: 2; Page: 207; Image: 424; Family History Library Film: 0002332
Name: John Blackstone Age: 69 Birth Year: abt 1781 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: Coosa, Coosa, Alabama, USA Gender: Male Family Number: 863 Household Members: Name Age John Blackstone 69 Catherine Blackstone 67
Elder John Martin Blackstone
Elder John Martin Blackstone was an exceptional man, not only a preacher of the Gospel, but a leader of men. He Migrated to Crawford County in 1822. His good sense, quick perception, honesty and integrity soon won for him the confidence and esteem of all who knew him and placed him in the front rank as a representative man of his county.
He was a member of the first Inferior Court organized in Crawford County, as records will show, and at the first election held in the county for Representatives to the Legislature or General Assembly, he was chosen as their Senator. He was reelected annually for nine successive years.
While Elder Blackstone was faithful to the best interest of the State and County, he was faithful to his obligation as a Minister of the Gospel. He helped organize several churches, to wit: Mt. Paran, Salem, Mt. Carmel, Providence, Abilene and Union; also Old Mt. Pisgah in Monroe, now Bibb County, later known as Calvery. He assisted in the organization of the Echeconnee Association, of the Primitive Baptist Church and was the first Moderator at Mt. Paran in 1825.
In 1925, Salem Church erected a monument in memory of Elder Blackstone and his wife. Present day researchers are led to believe that he is buried in Salem Cemetery. The truth is, John and his wife are buried in Mt. Paran Cemetery unmarked. We have no positive proof , other than the fact that he and his wife were living with their daughter and son-in-law, Nathan and Icy Fowler, who lived across the road from the church. Records show that he was dismissed from the Church Roll the year of his death. To those who knew him, he was deemed a "Remarkable Man" ( above material was extracted for the May issue of the Baptist Messenger in the year 1887, and was written by his grandson, Zephaniah Fowler
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Source Citation Year: 1850; Census Place: Coosa, Coosa, Alabama; Roll: M432_4; Page: 63A; Image: 134
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