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John Milton Blackstone Jr (1781 - 1859)

John Milton Blackstone Jr
Born in Natural Bridge Station, Rockbridge, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 11 Apr 1799 in Richmond, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Died in Crawford, Georgia, United Statesmap
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"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. "[1][2]

Headline Biography

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

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?


  1. FindAGrave
  2. Baptist Messenger, May 1887 article written by his grandson, Zephaniah Fowler). Info provided by Margie Glover-Daniels at Info also provided by Ted Collins at
  • Marriage Record

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

  • 1820 Census

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;-->>[1] 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

  • 1830 Census

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

  • 1840 Census

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

  • 1850 Census

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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Is George Blackston (1807 - 1867) a Son
posted by Donnie Blackstone
I don’t believe James H (Blackston) Blackstone (abt. 1819 - 1870) is a son because it seems he was born in SC. Thanks for any help
posted by Donnie Blackstone
On the 1850 census you will see Family number 863 and 864 one is John and Catherine Blackstone and the other son C. Anson Blackstone they are Coosa, Coosa, Alabama. they are other children that are listed on Catherine Blackstones profile I will add as I see sources. Thanks

Please let me know any information you see to add or anything I do wrong. Thanks

posted by Donnie Blackstone
From information that has been researched by Nancy on g2g she says John Milton Blackstone is the younger brother of John B Blackstone this would explain why John Milton Blackstone is Jr and his dad named James his older brother John B Blackstone is considered Sr on some of his papers.


posted by Donnie Blackstone
Blackstone-506 and Blackstone-118 appear to represent the same person because: Everyone is saying these are the same the more I look I agree, I still would like to see a death certificate he was in Alabama some children born their, I will add children, what ever of my information you don't thank we need you can remove or i can look it over, sorry for all this trouble, Thanks..
posted by Donnie Blackstone
This is a different John Blackstone here;-->>
posted by Donnie Blackstone
John B Blackstone Look at this information and see if it's something that belongs to this John Blackstone this shows John Blackstone Sr and John Blackstone Jr in 1820 Blackston John, Jun. 280 17 pg280.txt Capt. Elijah Jones's District Blackston John, Sen. 281 13 pg280.txt Capt. Elijah Jones's District
posted by Donnie Blackstone
I believe John Hiram Blackstone Sr, is a cousin of John Milton Blackstone
posted by Donnie Blackstone

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