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BLACKWELL NEWSLETTER Vol. 4, No. 1, June 1982. Page 17



Researching Hannah (D.?) Blackwell, dau. of Edward Blackwell; she was b. 1834 in Rochester, Kent, England, and d. 14 Mar. 1906 in Toronto; Hannah m. 1852 (?) John Edward Berkeley Smith, son of John Smith and Sarah Compigne. John was b. in London in 1832 and d. in Toronto, 6 Dec. 1904. Both Hannah and John are buried at St. James' Cemetery, Toronto. Their children: Ernest Arthur Smith, Margaret Anna Smith, & Helen Sarah Compigne Smith. MR. MICHAEL BALL, 352 Ormond Dr., Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, L1K 1J2.

Require information on the parents of Brice (or Bryce) Blackwell & Thrensbury Blackwell. Brice Blackwell was b. in early 1800s in Tenn. (it is believed); he m. a lady named Campbell. Two known children: Nathan and John Martin Van Buren Blackwell. Nathan b. 1833; John b. 1837, Coffee Co., Tenn. The family may have also lived in Bedford Co., Tenn. Nathan & John moved to Parker Co., Texas, where they lived many years and their descendants live today. This family originated in Ireland. They travelled to Blackwell Island, U.S.A.; later they moved to the Southern States, and finally to Texas in 1857. MRS. ROMAN BIERSCHENK, 815 South 23rd Street, Temple, Texas, 76501.

Researching Richard Blackwell of London, England; he settled around Dwight, Ontario, and had three sons: Ralph, Frank, & William. William m. Annie Wood and they had the following: [Jack] John James (killed in Halifax, 1917); Charlotte Emelne (m. Ed Bonnell); Richard Frank (m. Elsie Arding); Bertha Jane (m. Redwood); Ida (m. Crouch); Cecil Erwin. Have information on other descendants also. MR. CECIL ERNEST BLACKWELL, P.O. Box 126, Haileybury, Ont., POJ 1KO.

Does anyone have information on the birth, parents or ancestry of Sarah Cole. Born about 1742 in England possibly Avening, Gloc. Co. Sarah Cole Blackwell d. 23 Jula 1789 and is buried at Shortwood Baptist Chapel, Nailsworth, Glo. She married John Blackwell, gentleman of Nailsworth, Glo. on 14 Jul. 1763 at Avening. John bapt. 21 Mar. 1736 at Horsley, Glo. He was a cloth manufacturer, buried 27 Nov. 1824 at Shortwood Bapt. Chapel. Children of John and Sarah Cole Blackwell (all were b. Glo.): Enoch (1763-1816), b. England, d. PA, U.S.A ; Stephen (17651832), b. & d. Eng.; John Jr (17681819), b. & d. Eng.; Sarah (1769 ) m. Edward Barnfield, b. & d. Eng.; Thomas (1773-1841) lived in Miserdin, Glo., b. Eng., d. PA; Cornelius (1775-1854) b. & d. Eng.; Peter (1779-1844) b. Eng., d. PA; Joshua (? ), b. Eng., d. U.S.A. One source says Sarah was from Froome, Herf. [?], Eng (no proof). Said to be also a daughter, Lucretia, m. Richard Perrine, settled, NJ, U.S.A. Does anyone have any information on Thomas Blackwell of England, possibly Nailsworth area, Avening, Minchinhampton or that area (I've been told that Nailsworth is not as old a town as others nearby). Wish to locate information on Thomas's wife, parents and ancestry. He was father to John Blackwell (1736-1824), cloth manufacturer of Nailsworth, Glouc., Eng. Who were his other children? Does anyone have information on Hannah (sometimes called Mary Ann) Perrine? She was born abt. 1767 and d. prior to Apr. 1804 in Eng. Hannah m. on 3 Dec. 1787 at Minchinhampton, Gloc., Eng., Enoch Blackwell (1763-1816), son of John and Sarah Cole Blackwell of Nailsworth. Glo. It has been said in one source that she had brothers, John & Richard Perrine. (Tomb & Allied Families, H. Russell). Also, the Cleveland Geneal. (Gillette) states that Richard m. Lucretia Blackwell, sister to Enoch, in Eng. and settled in NJ, U.S.A. Children of Enoch & Hannah Perrine Blackwell (all b. Gloucester, Eng., all d. U.S.A.): John (1788/91863); William (17901859); Sarah (1791prior 1850); Hannah (1793 ); Nancy (17961868); Phebe (17991845). MRS. ENOCH BLACKWELL, 24 Hazel Street, Corning, N.Y., U.S.A. 14830.

Researching the line of Joe Blackwell (m. Sarah Wells), son Jesse (m. Sarah Wilkins 1810, Franklin Co., Ga.), Gson Jackson (m. Mary Rice, 1822, Lobelville, Tenn.), GGson Seaborn (m. Mary (Ida) Greer, ca. 1880, Tenn. or Mo.). Will exchange information. MR. EUGENE E. BLACKWELL, 2738 Lawndale Ave., Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. 60201.

Thurling. Wanted: Information about anyone, anywhere, at any time with this surname. Also spelled Thirling/Thorling/Thurlin etc. and hyphenated forms such as Thurling-BLACKWELL, RuoccoThurling. etc. --DR. R. T. D. THURLING, Gingungagap, 43 Railway Road, Teddington, Middlesex, England, TWll 8SD.

Need information on Dr. Mathias Williamson who m. Betsy Chandler Blackwell, dau. of Joseph Blackwell and Sarah Chandler. The Williamsons were divorced in 1803. --MRS. ELTON WHITE, P.O. Box 1266, Bogalusa, LA, U.S.A. 70427.

Need information about parents, brothers, & sisters of Joseph M. Blackwell, b. 9 June 1829, Newport, Tenn., died 10 Jan. 1914, Anderson, S.C.; m. Lettitia Latimer, Abbeville, S.C., Rachel Rice, Anderson, S.C. Need information 1829 back to 1700. --BERTHA PHILLIPS, 7332 Highview Drive, Columbia, SC, U.S.A. 29204.

Who were the parents of Irene Blackwell who m. T;S. Pennington? Their dau., Sudie Pennington (18791968), d. in Texas. Also need data on Peter Deal, whose dau., Mary Jane Elizabeth Deal, b. 21 April 1839, Talladega Co., A1., m. in St. Jo., Texas, to Samuel Fulton. --MRS. P STOLI, 1801 Laurel Lane, Plano, Texas, U.S.A. 75074.

Searching for the name of husband of Mrs. Sarah Blackwell. She was b. ca. 1814, TN., d. 1878, Webster Co., MO. Was she a Smith? Her son, Alfred Blackwell, b. ca. 1839, MO., who m. 1861 in Webster Co., to Elizabeth Williams. Did Alfred go to OK.? Did he marry 2nd an Indian girl and have several sons? MRS. J. R. HYDE, Route 1, Box 174W, Farmington, MO., U.S.A. 63640.

Seeking information on Thomas Ballard, said to be an Irish Jew, from Ireland to SC, later to AL, near Montgomery, then to Ouachita Co., AL, near New Eldorado. Thomas Ballard m. Sally Wallace. One son, William Theophilus Ballard? b. 17 Oct. 1844, AR, m. Mary Ellen BLACKWELL, 28 Dec. 1873. Have information on their descendants and will gladly exchange findings. MR. RAY BEEMAN, 1246 Goodman, Memphis, Tenn., U.S.A. 38111.

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Wish to locate information on the origins of Theophilus Blackwell, b. ca. 1800; he m. 24 July 1827 Naomi Strickland in Kanawha Co., W. Va. He lived in the vicinity of Elk River, near Clendenin, West Virginia, from 1840 to 1870 according to county census records. Theophilus Blackwell d. in 1875; Noami's dates were 1810-1883.
--DR. LYLE M. BLACKWELL, Box 185, Gauley Bridge, WV, U.S.A. 26085. [note: For further details on this family, see Dr. Blackwell's book, MY Fathers: The Elk River Ancestry of James Elvin Blackwell: With a Brief Genealogy of the Morris Family (1973), pp. xvixvii, 3235.] Blackwell, Lyle M...Gauley Bridge, WV 25085 (304)632-1270 his listed phone number in 1996.(

Descended from James Blackwell, of Southport (Lanc.), England, 1851. Later generations lived in Heath (Manchester), England, and Cleveland, Ohio. Nothing known before 1851. --. PHILIP BLACKWELL, 5745 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 60637. Address not current in 1996 phone book. 2 Philips in Wilmette, Ill.(DCB)

Will correspond with anyone researching George Washington Blackwell (b. 1794, Hiawasse River, Tenn.). I would like to see detailed maps of this area in the early 1800s. Also, has anyone found mention of George or any of his family in a county census for this area? --MS. CAROL BROOKS? P.O. Box 1954, Forks, WA, U.S.A. 98331.

Searching the line of: Joseph Blackwell, Dyersburg, Tenn.; Charles Huey Blackwell I, Halls, Tenn.; Charles Huey Blackwell II (b. 1913), Pascagonla, MS.; Charles Huey Blackwell III, Perris, California. --MRS. BETTY CASEY, 6129 N. Hwy. 105, Vidor, Texas, U.S.A. 77662.

Tracing this family: Adelbert Blackwell of Cape Cod (Harwich? or some place in that vicinity); his son, Oscar Blackwell, Taunton, Mass., ca. 1877-1952 or 1953; son his, Earle R. Blackwell, Taunton, Mass., 1899-1981. Any information much appreciated.
--MRS. DIANE M. DICKINSON, 12607 Westover Court, Upper Marlboro, MD., U.S.A. 20772.

(508)824-9247 Blackwell, Donald...42 Tremont St...Taunton, MA 02780-3023
(508)824-8346 Blackwell, Donald E...26 Warren St...Taunton, MA 02780-1628
(508)822-6333  Blackwell, Earle E...38 Grant St...Taunton, MA 02780-3136
from 1996 Taunton Phone list.(

Researching Alexander Blackwell's family of Roxboro, N.C. Seeking information on his son, Aaron Blackwell who went West to Oklahoma (probably), after the Civil War. Particularly interested in coloured Blackwells or Afro-Americans. --MRS. THELMA S. DOSWELL, 7216 24th Place, Hyattsville, MO., U.S.A. 20783.

Researching a Blackwell family from Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Cloughjordan is on the border between Tipperary & King's (now Offaly) County. Martha Jane Blackwell, b. ca. 1831, m. Alexander Murphy, 1852, & resided in Middleton Twp., Norfolk County, Ontario. Tombstone says she d. 8 June 1909, age 78. Also two other brothers and sisters: Sarah, taught Darling St. school, Brantford, Ont., m. Jc,hn Bier; John, single, in wheelchair at Biers, d. ca. 1890s; Elizabeth, was a governess in Ireland, m. John Taylor, lived on farm on Henry St. Brantford, Ont.; another boy, possibly Robert or James, went to London, Ont., and resided on Stanley St. --MISS OPAL L. HOWEY, 458 St. Paul Ave., Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3R 4P2.

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Would like to correspond with anyone researching Blackwells of Anderson County, Tennessee in early 1800s. --MRS. ROSE MARIE JENNINGS, 4701 Norma, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.,76109.

Tracing John Blackwell who d. in Granville Co., N.C., ca. 1816. We believe he came from Virginia in 1770s but have not determined names of his parents. Any help most welcome. --MR. EARL E. JONES, 232 Old Hickory Blvd. E., Madison, Tenn., U.S.A., 37Ll5.

Who was the father of Thomas Blackwell b. 1784 in Virginia? He m. Elizabeth Gibson in Bedford County, Virginia. He d. in Williamson County, Tennessee, 1857. He named his children: Mary H., William M., Ann P., Lucinda, Elizabeth, John W., Martha, Emaline, Jane, Catherine P. --MS. THELMA CARRELL JONES, 2570 Duval Road, Camarillo, California, U.S.A. 93010.

Looking for parentage of Beverly Garrett Blackwell, b. ca. 1790 in Virginia. --MR. RANDY LASH, 2646 Quincy Adams Dr., Herndon, Va., U.S.A. 22071.

Interested in the Blackwells of Hancock Co., Miss., and also of La., U.S.A. Would like to correspond with others working in these areas. --MRS. JANICE MCQUEEN, P.O. Box 277, Pearl River, La., U.S.A. 70452.

Need info. on William Blackwell b. approx. 1780-85. First located in Washington Co., Va., 1810 census through 1830. Listed in the 1820 & 1830 was a boy named Joseph Blackwell, under 10 yrs., living with William. William was living with his son, Benjamin, b. 1805, during the 1840 Smyth Co., Va., census. They next appeared in Tazewell Co., Va., 1850 census, William being listed as a blacksmith. The 1860 Tazewell census was burned. Assume they d. before 1870 Tazewell Co. census because neither Benjamin nor William was listed. Benj.'s 3 sons were listed: James M., bo 1836; Henry C., 1838; George W., b. 5 Feb. 1840.
--MRS, BARBARA MAY, 2335 Fairway Lane, Greeley, Colo., U.S A. 80634. [please note that Mrs. May has moved from Kansas to Colorado]

I am interested in the lineage of Jesse Blackwell and his sister, Kizziah Blackwell, Their father was John Blackwell of South Carolina.
--MRS. L. E. MORRIS, 1638 Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.A. 76301.

Researching Benjamin Blackwell, d. 14 Sept. 1890, aged 55 yrs., at Clandeboye, Biddulph Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario; and his wife, Mary Ann Neil, d. 2 May 1925, aged 85 yrs. Benj. was probably a son of Freeman Blackwell, also of Biddulph. This family originated in Co. Tipperary, Ireland. --MR. LARRY NEIL, 853 Cathcart, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, N7B 2N7.

Would like to hear from anyone with information regarding David Blackwell, father of our ancestor, Richard Blackwell, b. ca. 1772-1783. David Blackwell was allegedly the son of Armstead Blackwell whose will was probated in 1794 in Madison Co., Ky. Children named: Wm.; Nancy; Randolph; Zekiel; David; Salley; and John. --MRS. ALICE L. PAIRAN, P.O. Box 30181, Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A. 93105.

Researching my great-grandfather, Robert B, Blackwell; he is listed in the 1850 census of St. Genevieve Co., Mo., as 47 yrs., old (origin, Tennessee). Robert (b. 1803) m. Catherine Wysor Rayburn (b. 1791); she was the dau. of Henry Wysor I (1755-1844) & (m. 1778) Barbara Anne Turnipseed (1758-1837), of Dublin, Polaski Co., Va. [Henry was a veteran of the American Revolution.] Robert and Catherine had 3 children: 1) William Henry Blackwell (my grandfather), who served in Capt. Horines' Co. of Mo. Volunteers in the war with Mexico, as a sgt, and in later life served in the Confederate Army as a major of cavalry (William was b. in 1825); 2) Jesse Blackwell (b. 1835); 3) a daughter, Barbara Ellen, d. in infancy. Would very much as>preciate any further information on this family. --MR. H. B. PATTERSON, SR, R # 1, Box 35, Houston, Ark., U.S.A. 72070.

Morris Blackwell, b, in 1764, m. in 1797-98, living in Marlboro, S.C., in 1800. He moved from S.C. to Tenn. to Mississippi, Have proof of 3 sons: Morris Blackwell, Jr., 1798; Felix Blackwell, 1810; and Elemander H. Blackwell, 1814. I would like to know Morris Blackwe]l's wife, parents, brothers and sisters. Any help would be appreciated.
--MRS. MYRNA L. Rice, 1520 Delaware, Leavenworth, Ks., U.S.A. 66048.

Need information re. Benjamin Blackwell, b. England, came to U.S.A. when a young boy; d. Rappahannock Co., Va. 1846; m. ? to Sarah ?. Children: 1) Oliver; 2) James; 3) Mumford, b. Rappahannock Co., Va., ca. 1803, d, Lincoln Co., Mo,, 3 July 1873, m. Rapp, Co., Va., 13 Sept. 1834, Mary Ann Waters; 4) Matilda; 5) Catherine (Kittie) m, Rapp, Co., Va., 20 Mar. 1845 James Sanders. --MRS. EMMA L. RIDER, 2720 Benne Dr., Florissant, Mo., U.S.A. 63031.

Researching George Blackwell "of Dunsbourne Abbots" Glos., England, b. ca. 1701, d. 1773, and his wife, Mary, b. ca. 1691 (d, 1762). Am also looking for the marriage ca. 1856 of George Blackwell, a Chalford Hill stonemason, and Charlotte Wiggall, b. Cowley, 1832; the first of their 5 children was b. at Sheepscombe near Painswick ca. 1857. Do not know the death date of George but his widow was living in Nailsworth ca. 1915. Have prepared pedigree of my Gloshire Blackwe]ls. MR. JACK RIDLER, Apt. X 1503, 202 rue Chateau Rentiers, 75013, Paris, France.

Searching for the Bowen family Bible once owned by Mrs. J. A. Wellborn of Dallas, Texas, deceased 1967. It has record of Jesse Blackwell, b. 1770, d. 3-11-1830 & hoping it has record of his father, John Blackwell & where they were from. MRS. RETTA RIEFKOHL, 5705 Shoalwood, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 78756.

Researching James Leo of Newport, Co. Tipperary, Ireland; he arrived in Boston from Iiverpool on the Ship HOPE, on 26 November 1849. Also on board was Edward Blackwell, age 23, male. He may also have been from Newport. [There were certainly Blackwells in Newport in the l9th century. The church is said to contain Blackwell memorials. See also the Newsletter, vol. 1, nos. 1 & 2, pp. 56. Editor.] MRS. JEAN H. ROBINSON, 3047 Monterey Street, San Mateo California, U.S.A. 94403.

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Interested in Wm. H. Blackwell, son of Jessie Blackwell & Mary Crow. Wm. was b. 1793? in Virginia; d. 4 Sept. 1856; buried Salem, Missouri; m. Mary Ann Halbert (where? when?) and had 7 children: 1) John Smith, b. 22 Feb. 1819, d. 1878, Salem, Missouri, m. Sarah E. Kinkaid, 6 Jan. 1854; 2) Harriet Elvira; 3) James H.; 4) Jessie A.; 5) William H.; 6) Francis Ann; 7) Mary Ann. I have Wm. H. Blackwell's will but would like more information on his birthplace and exact date of birth. MRS. PHYLLIS SCHANBACHER, 1437 S. Washington, Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A., 67211.

I would like to correspond with anyone having information on the Blackwell family in Franklin and Newton Counties in Arkansas ca. 1860. MRS. I.. R. SHORT, Hedden Road, Route # 1, Box 140, Versailles, Kentucky, U.S.A. 40383.

Samuel Blackwell was born in Virginia and is thought to have served in the RW from either Fauquier or Nothampton County, Virginia. Samuel Blackwell died in Blount County, Tennessee in 1814. He was apparently a widower because he mentions only his children in his will. His children were: Eliza b. about 1789 and m. William West; Mary b. about 1800 and m. Isom Adams in 1817 (were in Blount Co., Tenn., by 1818); Matilda m. Strut Lane in 1824; Sarah Polly m. Michael Bowerman in 1821; William; John; and Susannah who m. Milton Bradberry Torbet in 1821. I certainly am interested in corresponding with any of the descendants of the above. MRS. H. C. STEVENSON, 3380 Ridgeview Dr., Santa Rosa, California, U.S.A. 95404.

Daniel Blackwell, b. 1861, d. 1932, Taney Co., Missouri, near White River; m. Mary Jane Fisher. Daniel had a sister, Ann, b. 1857, m. James Ogle. Who were Daniel's parents & siblings & where? MRS. IRETTA TALBOTT, 1420 W. Archer, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. 74127.

Interested in the history of the Blackwell family. MR. GORDON H. TULLY, 5 Van Breemen Court, Upper Montclair, N.J., U.S.A. 07043.

Searching the Blackwells of Nailsworth, Gloucester, England, & Morris and Blackwell, Pennsylvania (Tioga County). MS. CHERYL ROBERTSON VIEIRA, 10 High St., E. Pepperell, Mass., U.S.A., 01437.

Tracing the line of James Archer Blackwell of Dalston, Middlesex, Eng. MRS. MARGARET WARD, 39 Boyd St., Cabramatta, N.S.W., Australia, 2166.

Need information on Samuel Blackwell, b. 12 Apr. 1791, Prince William Co., Va. He m. Susan Porter, 23 Feb. 1819 (Bonds 22 Feb 1819) in Fauquier Co., Va. They were in Montgomery Co., Illinois after the birth of Mariah Elizabeth Blackwell in Oct. 1834, b. Va., and the birth of their next child, James (b. Illinois). Mariah Elizabeth Blackwell was my G-grandmother. Both Samuel & Susan d. in Montgomery Co., Illinois ca. 1853. Would like proof that this Samuel Blackwell was the son of David and Ann (Lewis) Blackwell of Prince William Co., Va. Also need data on Susan Porter's parents. MRS. JULIA E WILSON, Rt. 7, Box 485, Fort Pierce, Fla., U.S.A. 33450. (no current address or phone )