Biography of James A. Blackmer
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JAMES A. BLACKMER, a general merchant and postmaster of Oakville, was born at Putnam, Conn., November 2, 1832. August 7, 1862, he enlisted in Co. C. 7th R. I. Inf. as private; was in the Army of the Potomac. battles of Fredericksburg and White Sulpher. Was taken with measles at Newport News, Va., and recovered in time to accompany the regiment to Lexington; here he bad a relapse, and was sent to the hospital. In two months he rejoined his regiment. He was discharged from service July 13, 1865, by General Order No. 116, of War Department. He returned to Rhode Island, and re engaged in the lumber business until 1870, when he came to Michigan, purchasing 60 acres of land in London. October, 1878, purchased of A, W. Hardy stock of merchandise, and opened his store. In 1879 was appointed postmaster. Elected justice of the peace in 1873. ried Ursula Hall, July 9, 1854, who was born in Connecticut, October 24, 1832. Seven children were born to them. Mr. Blacknier is member of Lucius Post 274, G. A. R, of Milan.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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