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Blakeman Genealogy

The Blakeman’s of Hillsdale County, Michigan
Updated 26 May 2002 by Sherie F. (Blakeman) and David R. Swarts, 4489 Abbey Ct., Jackson, MI 49201  dswarts@mailcity.com

First Generation

1 Eric (or Eri) Blakeman, b. c1801, Sandy Creek, NY; m. Mary Martindale, b. c1803, Mass.. Eric was listed as a Basket Maker in the 1850 Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY census and then as a Stone Mason in the 1860 census.
  Children:  1    John, b. c1829, NY
                 2    William, b. c1833, NY; d. bef. 1925
                 3    James, b. c1836, NY; d. bef. 1925
                 4    Susan C., b. Dec 1837 Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), Washington Co., NY
                 5    George Washington, b. 4 Jun 1840, Cayuga Co., NY
                 6    Edson V., b. 17 Jan 1843, near Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY
                 7    Harriet, b. c1845, NY
                 8    Charles F., b. c1848, NY
                 9    Francis E., b. 1851, NY
                10   Laura Martindale, b. c1855, NY

2 Jehiel Blakeman, b. c1813, New York; m. Charlotte ___________, b. 4 Oct 1809, NY, d. 9 Jun 1869, of consumption, Hillsdale CO., MI. She is buried in East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co., MI. Jehiel was farming in Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI in 1870. In the 1870 Census, he is listed as Gehia Blackman, age 58, with Sylvia, 19, Sydney, 32, and Emma, 6. Jehiel is not listed in the 1894 Hillsdale Co., Census records. Jehiel and Eric could be brothers.
  Children?: 1   Sidney, b. May 1837, New York
                 2   Hiram, b. c1839, Greenwich, NY
                 3   Horice J., b. c1843, NY
                 4   Sylvia, b. c1850, New York

 

Second Generation

11 John Blakeman, c1829, NY, d. bef. 1925; m. Elizabeth _____, b. c1832. John was listed as a House Carpenter in the 1870 Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY census.
  Children:  1  Josephine, b. c1857
                 2  Ernie, b. c1862
                 3  Jeanie, b. c1864
                 4  Ellen, b. c1869

14 Susan C. Blakeman, b. Dec 1837 Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), Washington Co., NY, d. 18 Mar 1906, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY; m. 10 Aug 1857, Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY to Addison G. Chapman, b. 4 Dec 1837, Phoenix, Oswego Co., NY; d. 11 Nov 1913, Sterling, Cayuga Co., NY. (Parents of Addison Chapman: Polly Blakeman (relationship?), b. 20 April 1803, d. 6 Jul 1884, Westbury, Cayuga Co., NY; m. Curtis Chapman, b. 24 Nov 1803, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Ct., d. 8 Feb 1886, Westbury, Cayuga Co., NY)
  Children:  1  Elizabeth (Mary), b. 26 Jun 1858, Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY
                 2  Willis E., b. 7 Mar 1860, Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY
                 3  Leona (Laura), b. 30 May 1866, Westbury, Cayuga Co., NY
                 4  Eva (Eve), b. 7 Jul 1869, Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY
                 5  Harvey Edward, b. 21 Feb 1871, Westbury, Victory, Cayuga Co., NY
                 6  Frank, 27 Apr 1872, Westbury, Victory, Cayuga Co., NY
                 7  Clarence, b. 1 Jul 1874, Westbury, Victory, Cayuga Co., NY
                 8  Mearl (Merrill), b. 1878, Westbury, Voctory, Cayuga Co., NY; d. 1898, Cayuga Co., NY

15 George Washington Blakeman, b. 4 Jun 1840, Cayuga Co., NY, d. 12 Mar 1922, Hillsdale Co., MI; m. 4 Mar 1861 to Hanna J. Loveless, of Weedsport, NY, b. 4 Mar 1838, NY, d. 20 Mar 1901, Hillsdale Co., MI. They are both buried in the East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co., MI. Their stones only read "Father" and "Mother". They move to Hillsdale Co. around 1868, owning a farm in Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI. In the 1894 Atlas, they are shown as having 70 acres in sections 5 and 8 to the west of Osseo boardering the north side of Lake Pleasant. They spent the rest of their lives there except for one year that was spent in Kansas. After the death of Hanna, George married two more times. His third wife died six year before he did. George was living with his daughter Rosa (Mrs. Burton Payne) in Adams Twp. in 1910. George and Hanna had two children.
  Children: 1   Cora L., b. 4 Oct 1866, NY
                2   Rosa Belle, b. c1877, MI

16 Edson Van R. Blakeman, b. 17 Jan 1843, near Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY, d. 1 Sep 1925, Newfield, Thompkins Co., NY; 1m. c1866 to Juliette Cordelia Eldridge, b. Oct 1839, NY, d. 1905; 2m. to Mrs. Nettie Betzer, b. 1858, d. 1942. Edson and Cordelia are buried in the East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co., MI. Nettie is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfield, NY. Edson was a Civil War Veteran. Edson, age 18, enlisted 16 Sep 1861 as a private in Co. B of the 75th NY Infantry. He spent time in a Confederate Prison at Camp Ford, Texas. Edson and Cordelia moved to Michigan around 1868. They owned a 40 acre farm in Section 10 (1894 Atlas) to the east of Osseo, Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI.
  Children: 1   Ada M., b. c1870, MI
                2   Clarence E., b. May 1872, MI

17 Harriet Blakeman, b. c1845, NY; d. aft. 1925; m. James DeHart. They were living in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1925.

19 Francis E. Blakeman, b. 1851, d. 1935; m. Mary L. ___________, b. 1861, d. n/a., Both are buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY. Mentioned in Edson’s obituary as living in Weedsport in 1925.
  Children: 1  Wallace E., b. 1877

21 Sidney S. Blakeman, b. May 1837, New York; 1m. n/a, d. before 1870; 2m. to Adelade "Addie" D. ___________, b. c1850, MI; d. bef 1900. Sidney served in the Civil War. Sidney came to Michigan around 1870. In 1870, he and his daughter Emma were living with Jehiel in Jefferson Twp.. and in 1880, he is listed with his wife Addie and daughter Minnie. In 1894, Sidney was living with George W. Blakeman (his cousin?) and in 1900 he was living with his daughter Emma (Mrs. George Sloan).
  Children: 1m. with n/a
                1   Emma
, b. Apr 1862, NY
                2m. with Addie _______
,
                2   Maud "Minnie" M., b. c1872, MI

22 Hiram Blakeman, b. c1836, d. 19 Feb 1916; m. Mary E. ___________, b. 1841, d. 1926. Both are buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY. This could be a son of Eri and Mary Blakeman but has not been proven. Hiram was a Civil War Veteran.
  Children:   1  Royal E., b. 1859

 

Third Generation

146 Frank Chapman, b. 27 Apr 1872, Westbury, Cayuga, NY, d. 1948, Rochester, Monroe, NY; m. Lillian Castor, b. 31 Aug 1874, d. 25 Dec 1942, Rochester, Monroe, NY
  Children: 1   Neal Bernard, b. 14 Nov 1894, Westbury, Victory, Cayuga Co., NY
                2   Damon Webster, b. 4 March 1897, Butler, Wayne Co., NY
                3   Howard D., b. 9 Sep 1899, Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY
                4   Richard Kermit, b. 29 Jun 1909, Clarkson, Monroe, NY

151 Cora L. Blakeman, b. 4 Oct 1866, NY, d. 4 Oct 1924, City Hosp., Hillsdale, MI; m. 4 Oct 1883 to George E. Hickox, b. 1851, d. 1927. Both buried in East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co., MI. George and Cora had a 26 acre farm in section 5, Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI (1894 Atlas). They had one child, Ethel, who died at age 3 and is also buried with them in East Hill Cemetery.
  Children: 1   Ethel, b. 4 Apr 1891; d. 19 Aug 1894

152 Rosa Belle Blakeman, b. c1877, MI; m. c1897 to Berton S. Payne, b. 20 Feb 1876, MI, d. Jan 1972, MI. They owned a farm in Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI.
  Children: 1   Meriel, b. Hillsdale Co., MI

161 Ada M. Blakeman, b. c1870, MI; m. Justin Watson. In the 1920’s, they spent their winters in Florida. Justin and Ada had a 40 acre farm in Section 5, Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI (1894 Atlas).
  Children: 1   Florence

162 Clarence E. Blakeman, b. May 1871, MI, d. 1933; m. c1903 to Pearl I. Carter, b. 1879, MI, d. 1919. Both are buried in the East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co, MI.
  Children: 1   Harold E., b. Hillsdale, MI
                2   Harvey Ernst, b. Hillsdale, MI

191 Wallace E. Blakeman, b. 1877, d. 1936; m. Lilly E. ___________, b. 1879, d. 1932. Both are buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY with Francis and Mary.

211 Emma Blakeman, b. Apr 1862, New York; m. c 1879 to George Sloan, b. Oct 1850, MI. They owned a farm in Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co., MI.
  Children: 1   n/a, d. before 1900
                2   Gertie E., b. Oct 1883, MI

221 Royal E. Blakeman, b. 1859, d. 1927; m. Josephine ___________, b. 1862, d. 1939. Both are buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY with Hiram, Mary and Laverne.
  Children: 1   Laverne, b. 1887, d. 1909, buried in Weedsport Rural Cem.

Fourth Generation

1461 Neal Bernard Chapman, b. 14 Nov 1894, Westbury, Victory, Cayuga Co., NY, d. Aug 1967, Brockport, NY; m. Lillian Benson.

1462 Damon Webster Chapman, b. 4 March 1897, Butler, Wayne Co., NY, d Jun 1966, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

1463 Howard D. Chapman, b. 9 Sep 1899, Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY, d. Jan 1972, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY

1464 Richard Kermit Chapman, b. 29 Jun 1909, Clarkson, Monroe, NY, d. 7 Aug 1996, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; m. Ruth Evelyn Greening, b. 19 Apr 1910, Batavia, Genesee Co., NY, d. 22 Apr 1982, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.
Children:   1   Neil Edward, 21 Nov 1930, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
                2   David Charles, 16 Oct 1938, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
                3   Richard Bruce, 27 Nov 1939, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
                4   Donald Leigh, 7 Dec 1942, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
                5   Ronald Jon, b. 19 Sep 1944, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY

1521 Meriel Payne, b. 1901, Hillsdale Co., MI; m. J.C. Bilhorn, of Chicago. (?John Billhorn, b. 22 Sep 1899, d. Feb 1987, Wisconsin.)
  Children: 1   James

1611 Florence Watson, m. Mr (Don or Ernest) Hoover. They were living in Osseo in 1925.

1621 Harold E. Blakeman, b. 15 Apr 1904, MI, d. 18 Jun 1959; m. Stella H. Kronkowski, b. 25 Dec 1914, d. 4 May 1976. Both buried in East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co., MI.
  Children: 1   Marion
                2   Patricia

1622 Harvey Ernst Blakeman, b. 1905, MI, d. 14 Feb 1960, MI; m. to Bertha Fern Pittman, b. 10 Jun 1909, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI, d. 1940 (Dau. of Charles H. Pittman and Dora E. Berkeypile). Both buried in Oak Ridge Cemtery, Napoleon, MI.
  Children: 1   Darrell Ernst, b. 1934, Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co., MI
                2   Beverly Fern, b. 1936, Hillsdale, Hillsdale Co., MI
                3   Dale Eugene, b. 1938, Brooklyn, Jackson Co., MI

 

Fifth Generation

14641 Neil Edward Chapman, b. 1930, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; m. to Emily Elizabeth McGreal.
  Children: 1   Kathy

14642 David Charles Chapman, b. 1938, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; m. to Linda Sue Cawood.

14643 Richard Bruce Chapman, b. 1939, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; m. to Nancy Akemi Kuraishi.

14644 Donald Leigh Chapman, b. 1942, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; m. to Linda May Hunt.

14645 Ronald Jon Chapman, b. 1944, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; 1m. to Catherine Anne Meyer; 2m. to Kathryn Louise Mastrocola.

15211 James Bilhorn; m. Ruth ____________.
 Children: Yes

16212 Patricia Blakeman; 1m. to Dwayne Riker; 2m. to Ralph Slade.
  Children: 1m. with Dwayne Riker
                1   Steve
                2  
Michael
    
            2m. with
Ralph Slade
                3   Shelly

16221 Darrell Ernst Blakeman, m. Evelyn R. Schmidt.
  Children: 1   Mark Ernst
                2   Wendy (ad.)

16222 Beverly Fern Blakeman, b. 1936, Hillsdale Co., MI; m. Jerry Mertz.
  Children: 1   Steve
                2   Julie
                3   John
                4   Chris

16223 Dale Eugene Blakeman, m. to Katherine Francis Moore (dau. of James Moore and Rose Marie Coffee).
  Children: 1   Rex Eugene
                2   Sherie Fern
                3   Sherlene Marie
                4   Scott Andrew, b. 1 Sep 1971, Jackson, MI; d. 28 Oct 1971, Norvell, MI

Sixth Generation

162123 Steve Riker

162122 Micheal Riker, m. to Linda _________.
  Children: 1   Michael, Jr.
                2   Joey

162123 Shelly Slade; m. to _________ Caldwell.

162211 Mark Ernst Blakeman
  Children: 1   Harvey Ernst, Jr.

162231 Rex Eugene Blakeman, m. Ginger Kay Watson
  Children: 1   Cody Gene
                2   Emily Nicole

162232 Sherie Fern Blakeman, 1m. John Eley, div.; 2m. to David Rogers Swarts, David has two children from his first marriage (Samantha and Courtney).
  Children: 1m. with John Eley
                1   Rick Andrew  
                2m. with David Swarts
                2   Sidnee Kai-Ann
                3   "on the way"

162233 Sherlene Marie Blakeman; Issue with Charles Hankard.
  Children: 1   Joshua William
                2   Christafer Dale
                3   Justin Mathew

 

Blakeman’s that need a home...

? Stephen Blakeman, b. c1828, NY. In 1894, Stephen was a boarder in Hillsdale Twp. He moved to Michigan around 1866. His parents were from Conn. (father) and N.J. (mother).

 

? Charles F. Blakeman, b. c1852, NY; m. Florence L. _________, b. c1862, MI. Their parents were all from NY. Charles moved to Michigan around 1877 and was living in Jefferson Twp., Hillsdale Co. in 1894 (census).

 

? Frank Blakeman, b. c1855, NY; m. Lillian Lockwood, b. 26 Nov 1859, NY. Both are buried in East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale Co., MI. Also with Frank and Lillian in East Hill Cemetery are four small headstones that have the names Barnie, Flossie, Goldie and Lillie. They are close together and look like these four children may have died young and maybe around the same time. None of the stones have dates on them.
  Children: 1 Barnie   
                2 Flossie
                3 Goldie
                4 Lillie

 

? Ray Blakeman, b. c1856, MI; m. Mary _________, b. c1861, MI. Ray’s parents were both from NY and Mary’s were from NY (father) and England (mother). Ray was a merchant in Hillsdale (1894 census).

 

? Fred Blakeman, b. c1868, NY; m. Hattie _________, b. c1871, MI. Fred’s parents were both from NY and Hattie’s were from Vermont (father) and NJ (mother). Fred moved to Michigan around 1871. In the 1894 census, he is listed as a Cheese Maker and they were living in Pittsford Twp. (Sidney came to MI in 1870. Any connection?)

 

? Charles H. Blakeman, b. 1877, d. 1937; m. Isa E. _________, b. 1893, d. 1951. Both are buried in East Hill Cemetery.