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James Blakeman

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Gnossall, Staffordshire, England
Death: July 18, 1689 (65)
Fairfield, Fairfield , Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Adam Blakeman and Jane Blakeman
Husband of Miriam Groom and Unknown Blakeman
Father of Sarah Todd; Miriam Northrup; Zechariah Blakeman; Adam Blackman; Martha Blakeman and 1 other
Brother of Rev. John Blackman; Mary Higginson and Samuel B. Blakeman

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About James Blakeman

Surname has also been reported to be Blackman.

BLAKMAN, James, late of Stratford, will dated July 18, 1689, probated Nov. 7, 1689, mentioned his wife Meriam, (later widow of Greome), and children Zachariah, Adam, James, Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah Cunny, Mary Sexle, Hannah Gilbert, Meriam (wife of Joseph) Northrop, and Jane Russel. Overseers brothers Samuel Wheeler, Moses Wheeler, and Ephraim Stiles, and son in law Joseph Northrop. Witnesses Joseph Grifen and John Stiles. Page 294. Inventory taken Nov. 4, 1689, by Joseph Curtis, John Moss, and Ambrose Tomson, and filed Nov. 7, 1689, page 294. ABSTRACT OF PROBATE RECORDS AT FAIRFIELD, COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD, AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT. BY SPENCER P. MEAD, L. L. B. Volume 3, 1675 - 1690. Page 32.

James Blackman, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), 1:83. 'Blackman, James, s. of Adam. Will at "Orinoge" 18 July 1689, proved 7 Nov. 1689; wife Miriam; ... brothers Samuel Wheeler, Moses Wheeler, ... Married (1) ----- Stiles, dau. of Francis. Married (2) Miriam Wheeler, dau. of Moses, b. 28 Mar. 1647. She m. (2) Edward Groom, by whom she had a dau. Mary.'

Notes for MIRIAM/MIRIAN WHEELER: --ancestor of all those named Blakeman or Blackman in the towns of Huntington, Monroe and Newton; --all sources claim she must have been married about the age of ten??? --another source caught the error, but seeing that her first child was born in 1658 a marriage date of 1657 is only unusual in the fact that would have made the mother ten years old; --name is given as Mirian in the vital record of Stratford;--

Notes for JAMES BLAKEMAN: --ancestor of all the people by the name of Blakeman and Blackman in Huntington, Monroe, Newtown and Brookfield. --if he died 1689, he could not have married Bathsheba Pierson in April 1708;--son of Adam or Aaron?;

Date and place of birth have also been (erroneously?) reported to be:

  • circa 1624 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • circa 1631 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut

possible 1st cousin of his wife Miriam Wheeler

Date of death has also been (erroneously?) reported to be 1681.


Facts and Events:

Name James Blakeman Alt Name[1][2] James Blackman Gender Male Christening[3] 14 Dec 1628 Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England

Marriage bef 1658 to Unknown Stiles Marriage abt 1667 to Miriam Wheeler

Death[1] bet 18 Jul 1689 and 7 Nov 1689 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States (probably)

Will[1] 18 Jul 1689 Probate[1] 7 Nov 1689

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James Blakeman's Timeline

Gnossall, Staffordshire, England
December 14, 1628
Age 4
Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
April 25, 1658
Age 34
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
January 21, 1665
Age 41
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
February 8, 1670
Age 46
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Age 52
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
May 26, 1678
Age 54
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Colonial America
January 1, 1689
Age 65
July 18, 1689
Age 65
Fairfield, Fairfield , Connecticut