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I just discovered information at your site related to James Blackwell b.1647 d.1719 and his great-grandsons John b. 1725 and Robert b. 1730.

My family and I just began organizing Blackwell geneology and I wanted to share some information. (We recently visited grave sites at Greenville Presbyterian Church in Hodges, SC; Popular Springs Baptist Church in Laurens, SC; and Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Ware Shoals, SC.)

I am interested to learn that John Blackwell (b. 1725, son of James Glenn Blackwell b. 1701), married Catherine Richardson and moved from VA to KY. (birthstate of my 3rd great grandfather, Richard Blackwell)

Also, Robert Blackwell b.1730 and Elizabeth Goodwin d.1828 had a son named Joel Blackwell (m1.Sally B. Gunn in 1800). Joel Blackwell is also the name of my great-great-uncle and great-great-grandfather.

???Could John Blackwell (above) be Richard Blackwell's (below) father???
???Could Richard Blackwell (below) have named his son after his cousin Joel (above)??? .....just a working hypothesis...

My Direct Ancestors:

_ Richard Blackwell (b. 1772 Black Warrior KY d. 1828 Laurens SC)
m. Margaret Abercrombie (b.1783 d. 1833), moved to Laurens SC

Joel Blackwell, Thomas Richard Blackwell and Elizabeth Ione Blackwell each had more than 10 siblings. We have birth and/or death information on most of them.

If you know anyone who can help me find ancestors for great-great-great-grandfather Richard I would be most appreciative!


Thank you for emailing us your lineage. I will add it to the Blackwell Genealogy web site.

You say Joel, Thomas, and Elizabeth each had more than 10 siblings, could you email us their names, dates, and any other information you have on them. I will add it in. Or if you want, you can create your own web page at aol (using AOLpress from and I will link in it to my web pages.

By the way can you tell us your full name and address.

Best Regards, David C. Blackwell