Rev. Adam Blakeman

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Adam Blakeman

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Death: September 7, 1665 (69)
Stratford, Fairfield , Connecticut
Place of Burial: Stratford, Fairfield , Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John (or Joseph) Blakeman and Thomasine Blackman
Husband of Jane Blakeman and Jane Walker
Father of Rev. John Blackman; James Blakeman; Mary Higginson and Samuel B. Blakeman

Occupation: Minister, Justice of The Peace
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About Rev. Adam Blakeman

Surname has also been reported to be Blackman.

Rev. Adam Blakeman was born in Gnosall, Staffordshire, England, June 10, 1596. His birthplace is frequently misspelled in websites due to transcription errors from old records.

Blakeman matriculated (entered college) at Christ Church, Oxford, May 28, 1617. He was a preacher for some years in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, and Derbyshire, and in 1638 came to Connecticut. In 1639 he led the original settlers of Stratford, Connecticut, and served as the first minister of the church until his death, 7 September 1665.

Stratford, like a number of other New England towns of the 1630s, was founded as a Utopian community by Puritans fleeing persecution in England. The town's minister was also its political leader, and ruled both his flock and his town as the unquestioned representative of God.


  1. Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut. (1930, Fairfield, Connecticut), page 81-82.
  2. Adam Blakeman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  3. Carrothers, George, in A Centennial biographical history of Hancock County, Ohio: embellished with portraits of many well known people of Hancock County, who have been or are prominent in its history and development. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Photocopied by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988), pp 12-15, 1903.

The family of Mrs. Carrothers is of ancient origin and many of its members have made creditable records both in civic and military life. Rev. Adam Blackman, the founder of the family in America, was born in England in 1598 and came to this country as far back as 1639. He settled in Stratford, Connecticut, where he organized the first Congregational church, of which he was pastor for twenty-five years, and died there in 1665. ...

Found in the book: The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America. Compiled by the American College of Genealogy, Under the direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr., 1914


  • FamilySearch AFNs: 49DK-9V, KC1X-3S, 170P-KBD, 1Q1D-SCP

Arrived in New England ( 1638 )

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Rev. Adam Blakeman's Timeline

June 10, 1596
Gnosall, Staffordshire, England
Age 27
Age 27
Gnossall, Staffordshire, England
Age 39
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 43
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, United States
September 7, 1665
Age 69
Stratford, Fairfield , Connecticut
Age 68
Stratford, Fairfield , Connecticut, United States