Joseph was born Jan. 1, 1819 in TN
On Oct. 29, 1838 he married Charity CRADDOCK. Joseph was a farmer
and Charity a homemaker and mother for
their five children. In the Washington Co., TN Marriage records
the name is spelled Bleakley.
William was born about 1840 in TN.
Drucilla was born about 1842 in TN. I believe
she married Henry Ferguson. In 1860 they were living in Jefferson
Co., TN with a daughter C. L. In the
1870 census Drucilla Ferguson is the next house after Matthew
Blakely with three children, Catherine born about 1860, Charity born about
1862 and John H.
born about 1866. In the 7th Civil Dist, Washington Co., TN 1880
census Charity # 207 and Drucilla # 208, there are two children, Catherine
and John, still at
home. In the 1890 TN Union Pension, Henry Ferguson, Washington
Co. 275-1, Drucilla a widow of, Pvt D Co 3rd TN Cav. Pettibone PO.
Rebecca was born about 1844 in TN. In the
1860 census she was listed as an idiot. Not with the family in 1870
MAHALE JANE BLAKELY
Mahale information on a seperate page.
Malinda information on a seperate page.
Joel was born about 1853 and is still home with
his mother, farming, in the 1880 7th Civil Dist., Washington Co., TN Census,
17 June 1880.