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Francis Blackwell
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1713
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1791
Hopewell
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Francis was the son of Robert Blackwell Jr. and Elizabeth Combs. He was probably born in Hopewell Twp., which was then within the bounds of Burlington Co., NJ. (Hopewell was set off to Hunterdon when that county was created in 1714, and then became part of Mercer Co. in 1838). Francis's parents are thought to have arrived in Hopewell soon after their 1710 marriage in Newtown, Long Island.

He was married first to Elizabeth Cornell, with whom he had 11 children. His second marriage was to Sarah Burroughs or Field in 1779. (Her surname is reported as Burroughs by local historian Ralph Ege, but is given as Field in an original family Bible record.) They had 5 children.

He was devised 105 acres (where he was then living) in his father's will, 1751; also named co-executor. He was an overseer of highways in Hopewell Twp., 1744/63; also a constable, 1750. He was taxed in Hopewell Twp., 1779-1785.

NOTE: I have created a virtual cemetery for Francis and his descendants - Blackwell (Francis) Family [Mercer Co., NJ]. -JK. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Blackwell (____ - 1757)
  Elizabeth Combs Blackwell
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Cornell Blackwell
  Sarah Burroughs/Field Blackwell (1748 - 1830)
 
 Children:
  John Blackwell (1738 - 1811)*
  Thomas Blackwell (1741 - 1825)*
  Amy Blackwell Leigh (1750 - 1828)*
  Jemima Blackwell Hunt (1750 - 1814)*
  Stephen Blackwell (1756 - 1831)*
  Elijah Blackwell (1761 - 1839)*
  Iraney Blackwell Read (1781 - 1815)*
  Achsah Blackwell (1782 - 1807)*
  Jonathan Blackwell (1784 - 1832)*
  Nathaniel Pettit Blackwell (1785 - 1851)*
 
 Sibling:
  Francis Blackwell (1713 - 1791)
  Thomas Blackwell (1714 - 1777)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Heartfelt thanks to Therese Fenner Boucher for creating this memorial and to Therese, and Mark Snyder, for the gravestone images.
 
Burial:
Pennington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Pennington
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Row 2
 
Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
Originally Created by: Therese Fenner Boucher
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40866524
Francis Blackwell
Added by: Joseph R. Klett
 
Francis Blackwell
Added by: Mark Snyder
 
Francis Blackwell
Added by: Therese Fenner Boucher
 
 
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- Saralyn
 Added: May. 24, 2015
May you rest in peace. (From a nephew, a few times removed.)
- Joseph R. Klett
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
 
 
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