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John Blakeney (abt. 1756 - abt. 1809)

John Blakeney
Born about in Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
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Died about in Bourbon Co., KYmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jun 2012
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John was born about 1756. John Blakeney ... He passed away about 1809. [1]

[2] Name: Jno Blakney Township: Portion Taken From Washington County: Allegheny State: Pennsylvania

[3] Name: John Blakeney State: KY County: Harrison County Township: No Township Listed Year: 1800 Record Type: Tax list Database: KY Early Census Index

[4] Name: John Blakney Year: 1776 Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1756 Place: Maryland Source Publication Code: 1372 Primary Immigrant: Blakney, John Annotation: From documents at the Maryland Historical Society. Composite of five muster rolls. Recruits were from Maryland, predominantly of European origin: 29% were Irish and 16.5% English. All were immigrants to Maryland prior to 1776. Source Bibliography: COX, RICHARD J. "Some Maryland Recruits of 1776." In National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 64:4 (Dec. 1976), pp. 261-270. Page: 263

[5] John Blakeney (1756 - 1809)

[6] John had two sons under sixteen years and his Wife, Martha. The family left Northumberland Co., Penn, and moved to Kentucky. In the tax list of 1800 we find in Harrison Co., Ky., where the south fork of Licking flows from Bourbon Co. In the tax list of 1807 he was in Bourbon Co. and had three horses. In 1809, Martha Blakeney had three horses and three colts; by this we surmise that John had died and she was the widow."

Birth: 1756 in Northern Ireland Census: Washington 1790 Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Military Service: Revolutionary War, from Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, USA Death: 1809 in Bourbon, Kentucky, USA Census: Portion taken from Washington Co 1790 Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Census: 1800 Harrison, Kentucky, USA

Pennsylvania census information confirms the family living in western Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania archives contain war records for John Blakeney of western Pennsylvania. Kentucky census information 1800-1820 confirms the family living in and around Bourbon County. Illinois data confirms the family in Vermilion County from 1830 forward.

[7] Note: Cumberland County in 1785 was where Adams County is today ? Gettysburg List of Records for John Blakeney: 1] Inactive Duty-Militia, Private, Cumberland County, 5th Battalion 8th Co., Capt. A. McCoy, 2nd Tour, July 14, 1778 2] Inactive Duty-Militia, - , Cumberland County, 8th Battalion 2nd Company, Class 51H, 6th, 7th, 1780-83 3] Active Duty-Militia, Private, Cumberland County, 5th Battalion 8th Company 1st Class [4] Active Duty-Line, - , 2d PA Regt, $49, Pay from 1/1/1781 ? 1/1/1782, 5] Active Duty-Line, - , 1st Regiment, Bounty for service to end of war, $80, Interest from 4 Nov 1783 6] Active Duty-Line, - , 2d PA Regt, $80, Pay from 1/1/1782 to 1/1/1783 7] Active Duty-Line, - , 1st Regt, $40, Pay to 3 Nov 1783


  • Ronald Yates, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Ronald and others.
  1. Entered by Ronald Yates, Jun 11, 2012
  2. 1790 United States Federal Census
  3. Kentucky Census, 1810-90
  4. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
  5. Second Census of Kentucky 1800 Census & Voter Lists
  6. "The next record we found was the census of 1790 in Allegheny-Washington Co., Penn.
  7. 1778 REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS-Pennsylvania Source: State of Pennsylvania ?Archives Records Information Access System [ARIAS] Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File ? {series #13.50}

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