John Blakeslee was born in New Haven, Fairfield, Connecticut, Colonial America on 15 JUL 1676. He was not baptized until 13 Dec 1685.
Marriage (1) to Lydia Unknown bef 1696
Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
Marriage (2) to Elizabeth Potter Aug 1724, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. John Blakeslee and Elizabeth Potter were second cousins once removed.
Marriage (3) aft 21 Oct 1736 After death of his second wife.
to Susanna Bradley.
When his father passed away in 1712, John, his brother Moses, and his mother Grace were named executors.
Ancestry and Descendants of William Curtis of Marcellus, N.Y., by L. E. Steele, page 69-71, 1912
John's father's will is dated March 7, 1712-13, and includes the following bequests and instructions for John:
2ndly that my two Sons John and Moses Blakly Shall have all my Real Estate In housing Lands and medow Respect being had to what either of them have already Received and that it be equally Divided between them as to Quantity and Quality also my will is that my said Sons do comfortably provide for their Mother During her Natural Life.
4th ly as to what remains of my personal Estate after Just Debts and Legacyes are paid my will is that it be Equally Divided between my Sons John & Moses and Anna Sperry the wife of Moses Sperry, further my will is that what I have given to my two Sons as also to my Daughters shall be to them and their heirs forever, also my will is that my two sons shall have all my Rights in Commonage in New Haven to them their heirs and assigns for Ever.
Lastly I Do nominate and appoint my Dear and Loving wife Grace Blakely and my sons John Blakely and my Son Moses Blakely to be my Executrix and Executors of this my Last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand or mark and seal this Seventh day of March one thousand seven and twelve or thirteen.
The inventory amounted to £527, 10s, 1d.
↑ Church record, First Congregational Society, New Haven
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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