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John Blakeslee (1723 - abt. 1776)

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John Blakeslee
Born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colonymap
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Husband of — married 4 Mar 1745 in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticutmap
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When John Blakeslee was born on December 15, 1723, in New Haven, Connecticut, his father, Moses, was 45 and his mother, Sarah, was 38. [1] He married Olive Curtis on March 4, 1745, in Waterbury, Connecticut. [2] [3] They had 11 children in 23 years. He died on February 22, 1776, in Plymouth, Connecticut, at the age of 52. [4]


  1. John Blakeslee (1746-1782)
  2. Amasa Blakesley (1747/8-1782) married Esther Barker on 29 Aug 1771 and had 4 sons
  3. Joel Blakeslee (1750-1814)
  4. Enos Blakeslee (1752-1776) married Temperance Dunbar on 21 Oct 1756 and had one dau.
  5. Obed Blakeslee (1754-1825)
  6. Olive (Blakeslee) Ives (1758-1832) married Elnathan Ives on Mar 29, 1758 and had several children
  7. Lettice Blakeslee (1760-1761) died at 1 yr 2 mos
  8. Lettice (Blakeslee) Pond (1763-1848)
  9. Jared Blakeslee (1765-1860) married Huldah Alling on 12 Feb 1798
  10. Sally (Blakeslee) Seymour (1768-1822) married Stephen Seymour on 20 Dec 1789
  11. Curtis Blakeslee ( 1770-1777)


  1. Samuel Blakesley of New Haven, Conn and his descendants, page 10
  2. Samuel Blakesley of New Haven, Conn and his descendants, page 10
  3. Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.
  4. Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. (Death Date)

See Also

  • Hammer Web Site: family tree: Olive Blakeslee Event: Smart Matching Role: 2052155: 15 NOV 2011: Added by confirming a Smart Match
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
  • New Haven genealogical magazineby Jacobus, Donald Lines, 1887-1970, page 215-216 [1]

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