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Delos Thurman Bligh
Birth: Mar. 19, 1823
Franklin
Delaware County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1890
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Lawman. Known as "Yankee" Bligh, he was a contemporary of famed detective Allan Pinkerton. He was heavily involved in the pursuit of the James-Younger Gang, so much so that in 1875 Jesse James wrote letter to newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee denouncing Bligh. He gained an international reputation for his investigative police work. Queen Victoria of England gave as reward and commissioned painting of Bligh after he solved a $3 million forgery incident from Bank of England. (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Julius Bligh (1792 - 1865)
  Amy Avery Bligh (1793 - 1827)
 
 Spouses:
  Cassandra E. Davis Bligh (1825 - 1858)*
  Kate Ovington Bligh (1836 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Emily Elizabeth Bligh Rogers (1849 - 1919)*
  Lois Bligh Beauchamp (1863 - 1939)*
  Nellie Bligh Watts (1866 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amanda Bligh Avery (1810 - 1855)**
  David Bligh (1816 - 1891)*
  Sophia Bligh Cook (1817 - 1868)*
  Helen Marr Bligh Bushnell (1820 - 1848)*
  Delos Thurman Bligh (1823 - 1890)
  D C Bligh (1824 - 1898)*
  Ezra E Bligh (1828 - 1897)**
  Amy E Bligh Nye (1837 - 1915)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION P Lot 599
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Nov 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6942591
Delos Thurman Bligh
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Delos Thurman Bligh
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