Revolutionary War Accounts of Capt. John Blakeney

Considering how much is known about Captain John Blakeney’s general service in the Revolutionary War, I was always surprised at how little documentation has been found, or has at least been publicly available.  Nearly all contemporary documents I had seen in which he was mentioned were relating to land purchases which had happened either before …

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Thomas Blakeney of Smith County, MS – Part II

He was one of those slightly frustrating conundrums. Thomas Blakeney (sometimes referred to by descendants as James Thomas Blakeney, probably due to a transcription error in the 1850 census) of Smith County, MS is the progenitor of most of the Blakeney families in that area. He likely arrived in neighboring Covington County, MS about 1825, …

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The Grave of William Blakeney, d.1664

For those of you who have delved deeply into the (assumed) ancestry of Captain John Blakeney in England, you more than likely have heard of Lieutenant William Blakeney; military man, great landowner in County Limerick, and the grandfather of General (Lord) William Blakeney.  He was also, if family lore is accurate, a direct ancestor of …

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