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Pvt Joel Blakesley
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Birth: 1811
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 1, 1863
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Joel Blakesley served as a Private in Company G of the 37th Iowa Volunteers.

Born in 1811, Joel was married and had eight children, ages 9 to 31, when he enlisted on November 14, 1862. He died of disease in the Regimental Hospital at St. Louis on May 1, 1863.

His sons:
Abraham (b. 1831) served in the Army and survived the war.
Alexander (b. 1843) enlisted in the 6th Iowa Infantry, died in a Memphis hospital of dysentery in July 1863
Francis M. (b.1846) enlisted in the 47th Iowa Infantry in June 1864, served only 4 months before being discharged.

Joel was the son of Obed Blakesley and Ada Hart Blakesley. Obed and Ada were married in Connecticut on March 4, 1801. They had at least one other son who lived in Iowa: Obediah Blakesley (1806 - 1878) -Find A Grave Memorial# 101206670.

Obediah Blakesley had five sons who served:
Isaac (b. 1831) enlisted in the 39th Iowa Infantry, served 1862-1863 before being discharged
George W. (b. 1833) enlisted in the 18th Iowa Infantry, served 1864-1865.
Andrew L. (b. 1839) enlisted in the 39th Iowa Infantry in 1862, killed in action at the Battle of Allatoona, Georgia, October 5, 1864.
Abraham (b. 1842) enlisted in the 3rd Iowa Cavalry in 1861, discharged at the end of the war in 1865.
Jeremiah (b. 1844) served in the Army and survived the war.
Family links: 
  Nancy White Blakesley (1813 - 1869)*
  Obadiah Risley Blakesley (1833 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 5 SITE 7332
Maintained by: Mike Everhart
Originally Created by: Julie
Record added: Oct 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99781516
Pvt Joel Blakesley
Added by: Julie
Pvt Joel Blakesley
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- Julie
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012

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