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David Blakslee
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1722
Sunderland
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1781
Plymouth
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

David was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary (Scott) Blakeslee. Thomas was the first Captain of the Northbury trainband, the local militia, and David was a captain after his father. David married Phebee Todd in 1743. The following year, they had a son Thomas, and Phebee died a few weeks after the birth. David married 2nd Abigail Howe in 1752, and they had six children, Adna, Eli, Asa, David, Phebe, Ede and Bede. David lived on his father's place where he kept tavern. Adna, who attained to the distinction of major, married Hannah Graves and lived on the old Blakeslee place below the case shop.

In Dec. 1776, David encouraged his son Asa, then twenty years old, to leave Waterbury in order to escape conscription. He was therefore assessed for the support of a soldier, but died before the tax was collected.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Blakslee (1700 - 1778)
  Mary Scott Blakslee (1703 - 1781)
 
 Spouse:
  Phebe Todd Blakslee (1726 - 1744)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Blakeslee (1744 - 1813)*
  Eli Blakeslee (1753 - 1826)*
  Adna Blakeslee (1765 - 1822)*
 
 Sibling:
  David Blakslee (1722 - 1781)
  Experience Blakslee (1735 - 1802)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In memory of Capt. David Blakeslee who died with the stone Feb. 11th A.D. 1781 in the 59 year of his age

Worn out with pain
He resigned his breath
Trusting with Christ
His soul will rest.

 
Note: The photo shown might be the footstone; the inscription is quoted from The History of Plymouth, published in 1895.
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Thomaston
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Nancy
Record added: Oct 03, 2008
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Rest in peace, 6th great grandfather
- Linda
 Added: Sep. 3, 2010

- Nancy
 Added: Apr. 29, 2010

- LFB
 Added: Feb. 10, 2009
 
 
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