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Dr James Elliott Blaydes, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1839
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1916
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA

The following biography of James Elliott Blaydes was written in a History of Tipton County, Tennessee published by the Goodspeed Company prior to the death of Blaydes' first wife, Malinda in 1888. After her death, he married Elizabeth T. Boyd in Atlanta, Georgia on July 28, 1890:

"Dr. James E. Blaydes, a well known practicing physician of Atoka, Tipton Co., Tenn., was born in Madison County November 28, 1839, and is a son of John K. and Sallie (Coleman) Blaydes, who were both natives of Virginia.... Our subject received a good education, and in 1858 entered the Nashville Medical College, where he took his first course of lectures. In 1861 he went to Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, and received a diploma. In the summer of 1861 he volunteered as private in the Confederate service, enlisting in Company B, Seventh Tennessee Regiment of cavalry, which joined Forrest. After serving six or eight months as private, he was made surgeon of the Second Engineering Regiment of Gen. Loring's division, where he remained until the war closed. He returned home in June 1865. The war left him without means and it was with difficulty that he commenced the practice of his profession; but he located at Portersville, Tipton County, and in a very short time built up a large practice, and was soon recognized as one of the most skillful physicians of the county. May 3, 1866, he married Malinda E. Payne, of Tipton County, born February 20, 1839, and by this marriage had two sons and four daughters-one son and one daughter living. Dr. Blaydes has been an excellent prosperous man; his wife had a few thousand dollars and this, with the income from his large practice, enabled him to buy land and sell to an advantage. He owns 3,500 acres. Dr. Blaydes is a Democrat. While not holding membership with any church, he is a firm believer in the Christian religion, and in sympathy with the doctrine of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is one of Tipton County's most valuable citizens." [Tipton County, TN Goodspeed's Biographies]
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  Malinda Elizabeth Payne Blaydes (1839 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Taylor Boyd Blaydes (1861 - 1949)
  Clementine E. Blaydes Witherington (1867 - 1953)*
  Mary Allie Blaydes Anderson (1870 - 1944)*
  Almond Brooks Blaydes (1874 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: s/s Bettie Blaydes
Munford Cemetery
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
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Originally Created by: Georgia
Record added: Sep 02, 2003
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