William Blakemore

Submitted by Mary Jane Petersen.


This tin-type photo is WILLIAM ISAAC BLAKEMORE, 1810-1880, my 2nd great-grandfather. He was the fifth child of JAMES (1768 PA - 1853 Moundsville, WV) and MARY SNIDER (1782, PA - 1852 Moundsville, WV) BLAKEMORE, who lived with their family in Moundsville from the 1810 census until their deaths in 1852 and 1853.

The children* of James and Mary Snider Blakemore were : Catherine, b. November 26, 1798, m. David Nace, April 30, 1822; Caleb, b. March 28, 1801, MD, m. Elizabeth Nace, October 28, 1827; Eliza, b. November 28, 1803; George, b. January 13, 1807, d. April 28, 1863; William I., b. March 31, 1810, Moundsville, WV, d. 1880, Winchester Adams County Ohio; Nancy, b. May 18, 1813, d. July 12, 1845, buried Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, WV, m. David Staley, March 29, 1835; James, b. July 22, 1816; Michael, b. August 26, 1820, d. September 09, 1889.

WILLIAM was a circuit Methodist preacher, possibly in Marshall County, WV and in Belmont County, OH. He married ELIZABETH FULLERTON in Belmont County, Ohio, March 1835. After his death in 1880, William was buried in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio.

JAMES BLAKEMORE, the son of William and Elizabeth, was my great-grandfather. He was born November 1835, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio and died 1902, Winchester, Adams County, Ohio. He married MARY JANE DENNING, d/o Job Denning and Mary Smith, on 8 June 1864 in Winchester, Ohio.

The children of James and Mary Jane Denning Blakemore were: Charles, b. 1866; Mary E., b. 1868; George, b. 1870; LAURA VIRGINIA, b. February 25, 1871, Winchester Adams County, Ohio, d. January 1947, Seattle, Washington; William E., b. 1874; Clarence, b. 1876; Emma Viola, b. 1878, m. Mr. Nicholson.

LAURA VIRGINIA BLAKEMORE, my grandmother, married HORACE GREELEY KENDALL, 1891 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Horace and Emiline Woodward Kendall. Their children were: Corrine Mary, b. 20 May 1894, d. 1968, Seattle, Washington, m. William Chaplow; Alice Amanda, b. 20 December 1895, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. February 1990, Mt. Vernon, Washington; Horace, b. 1897, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. 1947, Miami, Florida; Marjorie, b. 24 August 1899, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. 1983, Seattle, Washington; John, b. 1905; Laura Virginia, b. 26 May 1907, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. June 1975, Lompoc, California; Vera Mae, b. 30 November 1909, Cincinnati, Ohio, d. April 1990, Gig Harbor, Washington, m. Earl Burdo, Detroit, Michigan; RUTH VIOLA, b. 20 October 1915, Seattle, Washington, d. 8 June 1986, Camano Island, Washington .

RUTH VIOLA KENDALL married (1) James Belmont Hatfield, 15 October 1935, Seattle, Washington, (2) FRANCIS LAWERANCE SINCLAIR, Seattle, Washington.

FRANCIS and RUTH KENDALL SINCLAIR were my parents.

*This was provided by Mary Earle Garrison. She got this data from a Clark cousin of hers, who found it on an old piece of paper in her fathers belongings, 1965.

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