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Catherine (van Bunschoten) Blakeslee (1807 - 1866)

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Catherine Blakeslee formerly van Bunschoten
Born in Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Nov 1825 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 8 Feb 2019 | Created 20 Jan 2019
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Catherine was born in 1807. She is the daughter of Simeon van Bunschoten and Catlineche Eckert.

3859. III. CATHERINE V.B. m. Nov. 1, 1825, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Nathaniel Blakeslee, b. Mar. 4, 1804, son of Amaziah Blakeslee (b. Nov. 22, 1772) and Hannah Gunn, who were m. Nov. 11, 1802. Nathaniel was a marble-cutter, later a painter. Catherine and he lived in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for some years, then moved to New York City. He d. Dec. 3, 1852, in New York, she in Oct., 1866, at Nyack, N. Y.[1]


  1. William Henry Van Benschoten, Concerning the Van Buschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America, p. 716.
  • William Henry Van Benschoten, Concerning the Van Buschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America, A Genealogy and Brief History (West Park-On-Hudson: 1907) p. 716.
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Catharine Blakesly in entry for Fredrick Stewart, 1860.
  • "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Catherine Blakeslee, 24 Oct 1866; citing Newark, New Jersey, reference NY NY Vol 4 (Banks); FHL microfilm 1,671,686.

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