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From: Craig Kilby <>
Subject: [VACULPEP] Blackwell Family
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:28:03 -0500
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In the early 1900s, Stella Pickett Hardy did a lot of work on the
Blackwell family of Northumberland County, Virginia, where most of
them originate. This was published in the Virginia Magazine of
History & Biography in a series. These were consolidated in
"Genealogies of VIrginia Families" Vol. 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Company, Inc., 1981). These books are available at most
regional libraries that have a history and genealogy section.

There is a later correction to her article, but the only place I
recall seeing it was at the Tennessee State Archives in Memphis.

Hardy's work was good for its time, but subsequent research by others
(on other articles) shows that many of her statements are in error.

So, perhaps you might pick up a thread on your Benjamin Blackwell
from one of these sources. Best of luck to you.

Craig Kilby

On Feb 28, 2009, at 6:58 PM, Debbie Buckley wrote:

> You told me a couple of years ago when I was trying to get past my
> Benjamin Blackwell b. 1774, father of William M. Blackwell, b.
> 1808 and Joseph, b. 1805, that you thought I might be from the
> same clan you were.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Kilby <>
> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:16 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [VACULPEP] Is anyone out there?
> No, I haven't and I can't because my Blackwell line is through my
> great-grandmother. Not a Y-DNA testable line for me. Believe me,
> I'd give a pretty penny to know more about them. I have this line
> back only to Samuel J. Blackwell, born 1805 in "VIRGINIA". Its a big
> dead-end there. He married in Tennessee and then moved to St. Louis
> County, Missouri where he died in 1864.
> This is my only American line that I can't get past. Some have
> suggested he was one of the many 20 odd children of David Blackwell.
> But I cannot prove that and frankly, I am a bit agnostic on that
> whole theory.
> But, thanks for asking. And, by the way, how did you know I had a
> Blackwell line?
> Craig
> On Feb 28, 2009, at 6:05 PM, Debbie Buckley wrote:
>> Craig, have you done the dna study for your Blackwell line? I am
>> hoping to get my brother to do the deed. I don't have a clue how
>> to merge the info or read the results.
>> -----Original Message-----
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