Blackwell, Col. Jacob

Blackwell, Col. Jacob

Male 1717 - 1780  (62 years)

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  • Name Blackwell, Jacob 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 20 Nov 1717  Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1780  Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Blackwell Burial Ground, Astoria, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I6076  Sackett
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 

    Family 1 Sackett, Frances,   b. 4 Dec 1720,   d. 4 Feb 1754  (Age 33 years) 
    Children 
     1. Blackwell, Joseph,   b. 1750,   d. 1827  (Age 77 years)
     2. Blackwell, Robert,   b. 6 May 1748,   d. 12 Feb 1831  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Blackwell, James,   b. 1752,   d. 1831  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F2499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hallett, Lydia,   b. 1731, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1812  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. Blackwell, Jacob,   d. Unknown
     2. Blackwell, Josiah,   d. Unknown
    +3. Blackwell, Samuel,   b. 1757, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1832, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Blackwell, Lydia,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F16707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1717 - Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Blackwell, Samuel - 1757 - Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1780 - Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • On page 33 Weygant gives the name of the husband of Frances Sackett as Joseph Blackwell. On pages 63-64, given below, he has his name as Jacob Blackwell:

      Robert Blackwell, was, prior to 1676, a merchant doing business in Elizabethtown, NJ. In that year he contracted marriage with Mary Manningham, of Mannings Island in the East River. After his marriage he established his residence on said island, which took and has since retained his name. Mr Blackwell also owned and conducted a plantation on the main land of Newtown, opposite said Island.

      Jacob Blackwell was the youngest son of above mentioned Robert. He resided near Astoria, L. I., and was a man of unusual size, being six feet and two inches in height and weighing over four hundred pounds. He was married, May 10, 1711, to Mary Hallett, daughter of Capt. William Hallett, and died Aug. 26, 1743, aged 56 years.

      Colonel Jacob Blackwell, son of above and husband of Frances Sackett, was a enterprising business man. Prior to the French and Indian war he held a Captaincy in the Newtown militia and later became Colonel of a Queens County regiment. On the breaking out of the War of the Revolution he stood prominent among the Whigs, but being forced to flee at the invasion of the British, his large estate was seized and despoiled by the enemy. Deeming his presence in the Provisional Convention, of which he was a member, to be of little importance, now that Queens County was overrun by foreign troops, he returned to Newtown, trusting to the assurances contained in the proclamation of Lord Howe: but the privations and pecuniary losses which he continued to suffer from the enemy, are believed to have hastened his death, which occurred Oct. 23, 1780, in his 63rd year.
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      deputy in the New York Provincial Congress

  • Sources 
    1. [S927] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 1 Sep 2017.
      Application of Rea Parker, August 21, 1933

      I, Rea Parker, being of the age 53 years [a descendant of ] Colonel Jacb Blackwell of Blackwells' Island, New York, who was born in Newtown, New York on the 20th day of Nov. 1717 and died in Newtown, N.Y. on 23 Oct. 1780.

      I was born in Cone, County of Hartford, State of North Carolina on the 23rd of October 1879.

      I am the son of Rev. Hershey Baylies Parker, born 2/22/1836, died 1916, and his wife, Maria Agnes Majette, born 1836, died 1907, married 1858, (2) grandson of Dr. King Parker, born 1815, died 6/10/1864 and his wife Frances Sackett Ogden Rea, born 1819, died 1849, married 1834, (3) great-grandson of William Rea, born 1792, died 1861, N.Y., and his wife Julie A. Blackwell, born 1795, died 1886, married 1818, (4) great-great-grandson of James Blackwell, born 1752, died 1831, and his wife Elizabeth Hallett, born 1763, died 1823, married 1779, (5) greta-great-great-grandson of Colonel Jacob Blackwell, born 171, died 1780, and his wife, Frances Sackett, born abt 1720, died 1754, married ___.

      Full maiden name of applicant's wife: Leslie Nelle, Culpeper Coounty, Va.

      Children: Rea Parker Jr. (only child), born Aug. 13, 1923 in Smithfield, Virginia

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 2 Sep 2017.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 143869660
      https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=143869660

      Col Jacob Blackwell
      Birth: Nov. 20, 1717
      Queens County
      New York, USA
      Death: Oct. 23, 1780
      Queens County
      New York, USA

      Jacob was born in Newtown, Queens Co., NY, the son of Jacob Blackwell and Mary Hallett. He erected a grist mill in Newtown with Joseph Hallett in 1753.

      He married first to Frances Sackett. He married second to Lydia Hallett on 19 Feb. 1755 in Newtown.

      He was a captain in the militia during the French and Indian War, and a colonel during the Revolutionary War. He also served as a delegate to the Provincial Congress.

      He died in Hallett's Cove, Queens Co.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Jacob Blackwell (1692 - 1744)
      Mary Hallett Blackwell (1687 - 1743)

      Spouses:
      Frances Sackett Blackwell (1719 - 1754)
      Lydia Hallett Blackwell (1731 - 1812)

      Children:
      Robert Blackwell (1748 - 1831)*
      Samuel Blackwell (1757 - 1832)*

      Siblings:
      Jacob Blackwell (1717 - 1780)
      Robert Blackwell (1725 - 1745)*
      Bridget Blackwell (1731 - 1738)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Blackwell Burial Ground
      Astoria
      Queens County
      New York, USA

      Created by: Joseph R. Klett
      Record added: Mar 18, 2015
      Find A Grave Memorial# 143869660

      Researched by Ted Smith


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