Category Archives: Blakeley

Cousin Norman

I made some pretty interesting finds in my research around the Blakeley family this past week. The most interesting find? We’re related to Norman Rockwell! Yes, Norman Perceval Rockwell, popular 20th-century American painter and illustrator, is a distant cousin. Norman, … Continue reading

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The Stanbridge Ridge Cemetery

In a post about the Blakeley family earlier this year (The Blakeleys of The Great White North), I mentioned the final resting place of Truman Blakeley, my 3rd great grandfather and father of Charles Robert Blakeley. Having died at the … Continue reading

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Smiling Irish Eyes

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d do a quick survey of Colin and Liam’s ancestors who came to the United States directly from Ireland. Some of the Irish surnames, besides Murphy, are Noone, Byrne, Walker, Latchford, Burke, … Continue reading

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While in Corpus Christi for New Year’s, our nephew Ryan asked about our Canadian ancestors, the Blakeleys. Well, our Blakeley ancestors actually can be traced back to the first settlers of the New Haven Colony in Connecticut before they moved … Continue reading

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