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HISTORY OF HANOVER TOWNSHIP AND WYOMING VALLEY

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
By: Henry Blackman Plumb, 1885, 498 pp.
Robert Baur, Printer and Stationer, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Website Compiled By: James H. Culbert


THE BLACKMAN FAMILY
CONTAINED IN THE HANOVER GENEALOGICAL TABLES TO 1830, pp. 398-402

This page last updated: 12 Jul 2009

Note: Additions to the information found in Plumb's History of Hanover are shown below in red text.

John BLACKMAN 1 [given name uncertain] was born in England about 1600; had an elder brother, to whom the family property descended; emigrated to Massachusetts or Connecticut about 1635; married, lived and died there.  They had:

John BLACKMAN [given name uncertain]2 (John (?) 1) was born in Connecticut about 1635; married, live and died there, so far as is known.  They had:

Elisha BLACKMAN 3 (John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Connecticut about 1687; married, lived and died about 1768 or 1769 in Lebanon, Connecticut subsequent to the year 1767.  They had:

Elisha BLACKMAN 4 (Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Lebanon, Connecticut in 1717; married Lucy POLLY (the Widow SMITH); immigrated with his family to Wilkes-Barre early in the spring of 1772 at the age of 55; was in the battle at Nanticoke and the defeat of PLUNKETT in 1775; was in the skirmish with the Indians at Exeter on 1 July 1778; returned to Lebanon after the battle and massacre of 3 Jul 1778; returned to Wilkes-Barre in 1790; owned a farm extending both sides of Main street one lot west of Academy street; died there in 1804.  They had:

Elisha BLACKMAN 5 (Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Lebanon, Connecticut in 1760; immigrated with his father to Wilkes-Barre in 1772; was in the skirmish at Exeter with his father and brother Ichabod two days before the massacre; was in the battle and massacre of 3 Jul 1778, and escaped; fled with his father to the Delaware River; came back with Capt. SPALDING's company in August; helped to bury the dead at Wyoming; helped to harvest the crops as could be saved, and in the fall enlisted in the army, being then 18 years old, and served till the end of the war; returned to Wilkes-Barre and lived on his father's farm; married Anna HURLBUT and settled in Hanover in 1791; lived near the Back Road, now Plumbton; died there in 1845, nearly 86 years old; buried with military honors on the "Green".  They had: Ichabod BLACKMAN 5 (Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Connecticut in 1762; came to Wilkes-Barre in 1772; was in the skirmish at Exeter with his father and brother Ichabod two days before the massacre; was in the battle and massacre of 3 Jul 1778, and escaped with his father's family in 1772; was in the skirmish at Exeter 1 Jul 1778, together with his father and brother Elisha; fled with his mother, sisters and brother Eleazer on 4 Jul 1778, through the woods to Stroudsburg and Connecticut; returned to Wilkes-Barre about 1784; in 1786 married Elizabeth FRANKLIN, daughter of Arnold FRANKLIN, who was in the Wyoming Massacre, but escaped; removed to Bradford County, PA in 1768; died there.  They had: Eleazer BLACKMAN 5 (Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Connecticut in 1765; came to Wilkes-Barre with his parents in 1772; drove a team of oxen hauling logs to build the fort in Wilkes-Barre in 1778, when 13 years old; fled through the woods with his mother and sisters and brother Ichabod, the day of the Wyoming Massacre, to Stroudsburg and Connecticut; returned to Wilkes-Barre about 1784; married Clara HYDE; lived on his farm in Wilkes-Barre, afterwards called BLACKMAN's Mines; died there in 1844.  They had:

Henry BLACKMAN 6 (Elisha 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Wilkes-Barre in 1788; came with his parents to Hanover in 1791; married Sarah BENNETT; lived on the Back Road in Hanover; died there in 1843.  They had:

Ebenezer BLACKMAN 6 (Elisha 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Hanover in 1791; emigrated to Ohio about 1815 or 1816; married Susan M. STOCKBRIDGE; lived in Troy, Ohio, and died there.  They had:

Hurlbut BLACKMAN 6 (Elisha 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Hanover in 1794; emigrated to Ohio about 1815 or 1816; married Sarah ROLLIN; lived in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, and died there.  They had:

Elisha BLACKMAN 6 (Elisha 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Hanover in 1801; went to Indiana in 1822; married Amy ROLLIN; lived in Ligonier, Noble County, Ind., and died there in 1872.  They had:

Elisha BLACKMAN 6 (Ichabod 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Horn Brook, Bradford County, PA in 1791; married 1st, Polly SEARLE, m. 2nd, Filena SEARLE, m. 3rd, Sarah ATHERTON; lived in Pittston; died there in 1881.  They had:

Col. Franklin BLACKMAN 6 (Ichabod 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Sheshequin, Bradford County, PA in 1787; married Sibyl BEARDSLEY; lived in Sheshequin; died there in 1879.  They had:

Rev. David BLACKMAN 6 (Ichabod 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Sheshequin, Bradford County, PA in 1792; married Lydia HORTON; was a Methodist clergyman and resided in many different places and died in Sheshequin.  They had:

Elisha B. BLACKMAN 7 (Henry 5, Elisha 5, Elisha 4, Elisha 3, John (?) 2, John (?) 1) was born in Hanover in 1822; married Adelina BIDLEMAN; went West; lived in Missouri; died there.  They had:


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