Melezenia (Moody) Blackman
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Melezenia Hopkins (Moody) Blackman (1836 - 1902)

Melezenia Hopkins Blackman formerly Moody
Born in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Feb 2019
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Melezenia was born at Burlington, Vermont, 16 May 1836. She was the daughter of Robert Moody and Adelia Penniman. She passed away 13 July 1902. Conflicting newspaper accounts give Flatbush or Flushing, N.Y., her place of death.

Immediately after her marriage, Melezenia embarked with her husband for San Francisco, where he had a wholesale liquor business. There her first child Charles M. Blackman was born. By 1864 the family was back in Burlington, where Walter P. and Adelia M. Blackman were born; by 1867 they had removed to Brooklyn, New York, where Luther and Oscar H. Blackman were born.

After Melezenia's death she was buried in the Blackman lot in Lake View Cemetery, Burlington. Her large tombstone (years only) mistakenly gives her death year as 1903. It's the only stone with a full name, perhaps reflecting the affection with which she was held. Her husband Oscar has only a footstone (O.P.B.), as do her sons Charles (C.M.B.) and Luther (L.P.B.).


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Melzenia H Moody in household of Ann Moody, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States; citing family 794, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Adelia Penniman in entry for Melezenia H. Blackman, 13 July 1902; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,324,050.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 03 February 2019), memorial page for Melezenia Hopkins Moody Blackman (16 May 1836–13 Jul 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18835973, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Julie Otto (contributor 46615638), who has visited the cemetery and seen

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