Biography of John D. Blakeley
Erie County, NY Biographies


Blakeley, John D., Concord, p. 0. Springville, was born in Greenville, N. Y., May 17, 1813, came to Erie county in 1815 with his parents, and has been a continuous resident of the county ever since. His father, Asa Blakeley, was a farmer, married Esther Dibble, reared a family of nine children and died in 1854. J. D. Blakeley was educated in Aurora, engaged in farming and teaching until 1846, when he with two brothers bought a woolen factory at West Falls, which burned four years later, involving much loss. In 1851 he came to Springville and engaged in harness business. Opened a general store in 1860 and continued in trade thirty years. He married Jane E. Williams in 1841. She died in 1858. In 1862 he married Maria B. Upson, who died February 25, 1896. One son, W. W. Blakeley, by his first wife, is living. His son Henry died in 1865, in his twelfth year. Arthur, by his second wife, died at the age of four.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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