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Capt Lewis Bleakney
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1838
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1919
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Lewis was one of three Bleakney brothers that served in the Union Army in the Civil War.
Born in Pennsylvania on January 20, 1838, he moved with his family to Illinois. On June 10, 1861 he enlisted at Chicago as a private in the 19th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on June 10, 1861. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant
in the 17th U.S. Colored Infantry in December 1863. He was promoted to Captain commanding Company H of the 17th USCT in July 1865. He mustered out of the army on April 25, 1866. Lewis and three of his brothers immigrated to Marion County, Oregon approximately 1870.
Lewis served as U.S. Postmaster for Aumsville, Oregon.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Bleakney (1810 - 1883)
  Sarah Williamson Bleakney (1803 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ellen White Bleakney (1847 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clark Bleakney (1833 - 1909)*
  Lucinda Bleakney Coffee (1835 - 1915)*
  Lewis Bleakney (1838 - 1919)
  Benjamin Franklin Bleakney (1842 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Twin Oaks Cemetery
Turner
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Donna (Endorf) Londeen
Originally Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Feb 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17826132
Capt Lewis Bleakney
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Capt Lewis Bleakney
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Capt Lewis Bleakney
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- Col. Edward D. Baker Camp, Sons of Union Veterans
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014

- Save Our Seven
 Added: May. 27, 2011
A soldier and a teacher. Rest in peace, great-great uncle Lew.
- SoxW
 Added: Apr. 7, 2007
 
 
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