Posted By:julie otto
Subject:Peter Blackman 1735-, CT-NY, descendants
Post Date:December 09, 1998 at 15:11:12
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Am looking for descendants of this man. He is Peter-5 Blackman (Ebenezer4-3, John2, Rev. Adam1), b. Ripton (a "back parish" of Stratford), Fairfield Co., Conn. 23 June 1735 (but his birth was rec. years later at Winchester, Litchfield Co., Conn., where he lived many years). This Peter was son of Ebenezer [Jr.] and Mehitable (Adams) Blackman. He m. (rec. Winchester, Conn.) 19 April 1760 Mary McEwen (or McCune), dau. of Robert McEwen of Stratford. Here are Peter and Mary's children:

Abigail Blackman, b. Winchester 28 Sept. 1761, prob. living Oneida Co., N.Y. 1800; m. Winchester 2 Dec. 1784 Justus Wright, who was in Oneida Co. in 1800.
Truman Blackman, b. Winchester 12 July 1763, d. prob. Bradford, Rock Co., Wisconsin post census time, 1850, when he was enumerated ae. 87 in household of a son; m. Winchester 3 Jan. 1789 Hannah Sherman.
Sarah Blackman, b. Winchester 1 May 1767. Did she survive/marry?
Joseph Pickett Blackman, b. Winchester 24 June 1769, bp. Roxbury, Conn. 20 Aug. 1769 as Joseph "Pitcher" Blackman, later res. Oneida Co., N.Y.; did he marry?
Salmon Blackman, b. Winchester 18 June 1771, living Oneida Co., N.Y. 1800. Did he marry?
Gershom Blackman, b. Winchester 2 Feb. 1774, d. Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N.Y. 19 Nov. 1852; m. (rec. Gill, Mass.) 18 Feb. 1806 Mercy Howland, b. Gill 28 Feb. 1779, d. Bridgewater 8 March 1852. Descendants of this couple have joined the Mayflower Society on Mercy's immigrant ancestor, John Howland the Mayflower passenger.
Mary Blackman, bp. South Britain (now part of Southbury), Conn. 9 June 1776; did she survive/marry?
William Adams Blackman, b. Winchester 11 Dec. 1778, later of Oneida Co., N.Y.
Peter Blackman Jr., b. Winchester 6 March 1781, d. Winchester 16 Aug. 1783 (g.s. index at Conn. State Library gives 1784).

Peter Blackman was received into the South Britain church from Roxbury, Conn. 3 Dec. 1770, by letter. He joined the Winchester church in 1777, and was assessed 8 shillings, 2-1/2 pence towards the minister's salary in 1777. In a Winchester tax list of 1783 he was assessed at 40 pounds, 3 shillings.

John Boyd, in Annals of Winchester (1873), p. 131, places Peter Blackman's removal from Winchester to Sangersfield, Oneida Co., N.Y., at ca. 1793-94. In the 1800 census he appears in Oneida Co., N.Y., with a household of two males 16-26, one male 26-45, one 45+ (Peter himself), one female 26-45, and one female 45+. Did Peter ever die, or leave probate or significant deeds anywhere?

Note: Don't confuse this Peter Blackman (1735-1800+), husband of Mary McEwen, with Peter-5 Blackman (c1725-by 1780; John-4, Joseph-3, John-2, Rev. Adam-1) of Westport, Conn., husband of Abigail Beers (d. 1792). They are only distantly related.