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Melvina Jane Blakeney

Melvina Jane Blakeney

Female 1826 - 1900  (73 years)

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  • Name Melvina Jane Blakeney 
    Born 25 Sep 1826  Bourbon, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Aug 1900  Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Springhill Cemetery, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8228  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 May 2009 

    Father William Hugh Blakeney,   b. Abt 1789, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Anna Williams,   b. 1795, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850/1860, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1819  Fayette, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph J. Anderson,   b. 10 Aug 1818, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1879, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Amanda Jane Anderson,   b. 5 Dec 1844, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1916, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Emma Frances Anderson,   b. 16 Oct 1849, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1944, Hettinger, Adams, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Mary Jane Anderson,   b. 9 Feb 1853, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1922, Covington, Fountain, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Mary E. Anderson,   b. Abt 1853, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     5. Juletta Anderson,   b. 17 Jul 1854, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1950, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     6. Martha Maria Anderson,   b. 22 Jul 1858, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1945, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Ida Mae Anderson,   b. 8 Oct 1859, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1935, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Jessie L. Anderson,   b. 14 Aug 1866, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1947, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F3830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Photo: Melvina Jane Blakeney Anderson is seated center with her 7 daughters, l to r: Juletta [Goulding], Amanda [Puzey], Jesse [Bracewell], Ida [Hembrey], MELVINA, Martha [Bracewell], Mary [Reese], Emma [Bracewell].

      1850 census, IL: Malvina [sic] Anderson, Age 22, Born-Kentucky [so b abt 1828] - address: Census Dist No. 20, Vermilion Co, IL [Catlin] 1860 Census, IL: Melvina J Anderson, Age-35, Born-Kentucky [so b. abt 1825] - address: Catlin Twp 1870 census, IL: Anderson, Melvina, Age-45, Keeping house, Born-Kentucky [s b. abt 1825] - address: Catlin Twp - - living next door is Jonathan Thornton & family [wife-Emily Blakeney, Melvina's sister] 1880 census - not found 1889 City Directory- address: southeast corner Stewart & Third, South Danville 1900 census, IL: Anderson, Melvina, M-in-Law, Sept 1826, Age- 73, W, 12/7, KY-Unknown-KY - grave stone death date looks like 26 Aug 1800 or 1890 but must be 1900 - address: She is living with Charles and Martha Anderson Bracewell, her son-in-law and daughter. -she is widowed, lists 12 children, 7 living. -It also states she was born in KENTUCKY; Father b. Not known; Mother b. KENTUCKY.

      Melvina applied as widow of Joseph Anderson for Civil War Pension #29924912 dated December 1882. Papers collected from National Archives.

      Land deeds: It is curious that all land deeds are in Melvina's name. Joseph is not found in the Vermilion County, Illinois Deed Books. However, there was a deed 13 July 1901 signed by the 7 sisters as heirs of Joseph Anderson selling Lot 2 Block 6, Russell, Stewart & Gilbert Addition to South Danville to Albert Goulding, details entered in More/Notes" for Joseph Anderson, copy in Albert Goulding son of Julietta Anderson Goulding.

      ANDERSON, MELVINA, Index to Deeds, Vermilion County, Illinois- Anderson, Melvina J., Grantee: [buyer] +Grantor-Charles Swan / Type-WD / Date-4/12/1888 / $--75 / BkPg-185 / Lot-2 Block-10 / Russell, Stewart & Gilbert Add Danville +Grantor-W.D. Reese / Type-WD / Date-1/23/1889 / $-600 / BkPg-203 / Lot-4 Block-7 / Russell, Stewart & Gilbert Add Danville +Grantor-W.D. Reese / Type-QCD / Date-4/6/1893 / $-1 / BkPg-103 / Lot-7 Block-10 / Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville Anderson, Melvina J., Grantor: [seller] +Grantee-Mary E Reese / Type-WD / Date-5/24/1889 / $-1 / Lot-4 Block 7 / Russell, Stewart & Gilbert Add Danville +Grantee-Jesse Comrie / Type-WD / Date-9/12/1896 / $-200 / BpPg-611 / Lot-2 Block-10 / Russell, Stewart & Gilbert Add Danville +Grantee-W.D. Reese / Type-QCD / Date-4/6/1894 / BkPg-103 / Lot-7 Block-10 / Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville Notes: Mary E Anderson married W D Reese / Comrie family married into the James Bracewell family.

      See - "The Blakeney's 1828 from Bourbon Co. KY. to Vermilion Co. ILL." by Grace Glaspie, Oxford, Indiana, 47971, no date but possibly 1974, also known as "Blakeney Kith & Kin." The section about Melvina Blakeney's parents contains some doubtful information. There are also Blakeney genealogies on the internet. I have a copy of an out-of-print book "The Blakeneys in America . . .", John Oscar Blakeney, 1928, that is a genealogy of a Blakeney family who came into America via South Carolina. I could not find any relationship to our Blakeney family, and some researchers have obviously confused these "southern Blakeneys" with ours.