Biography of John W. Blackburn
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN W. BLACKBURN, farmer, P. O. Allentown, was born in Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, June 18, 1835, and is a son of William and Rebecca (Cully) Blackburn, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia, of Irish and German descent, respectively, and who settled at Wapakonetta, Auglaize Co., Ohio, in 1834. where the father served in the office of land receiver for several years, and about 1844 they came to Allentown, this county, where he purchased land, and built a saw and grist mill. They reared a large family. William Blackburn served several times in the Legislature, and was very active in the affairs of this county; he died May 7, 1859, aged seventy years. The widow died December 26, 18Th, aged eighty one years. Our subject was educated in the common schools, and has followed general agriculture all through life. He was married, February 27, 1870, to Miss Mary J. McBride, of this county, by whom he had three sons, two deceased, one now living, William J. Mrs. Blackburn died July 9, 1872, and our subject then married, in August, 1877, Mrs. Charity Stull, of this county, widow of John Stull, by whom she had one son Abraham. Mr. Blackburn served over three years in the late civil war, in Company B, First Ohio Cavalry, and passed through fiery battles. He was over seven months confined in rebel prisons. In politics he is a Democrat.

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