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Michael Blaylock, Sr

  • Birth 8 Jan 1835 Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 31 Mar 1899 Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 18099827

Michael Blaylock Sr. was born January 8, 1835 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee to parents Hubbard Blaylock Sr. (1784-1863) and Temperance "Tempy" NEWBY Blaylock (1803-1880).

On August 1, 1853 he married Mary Jane CORDER (1836-aft 1899) in White County, Tennessee.

By 1860 he and Mary Jane and their family were living in Cumberland County, Tennessee where Michael was making his living as a farmer.

Michael Blaylock Sr. served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a Corporal in Company D, 2nd Infantry Regiment Tennessee alongside his brother Hubbard Blaylock Jr. who served in the same regiment.

They, along with an estimated 608 other soldiers of the 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, were captured and became prisoners of war at the Battle of Rogersville at Big Creek in Hawkins County, Tennessee on November 6, 1863.

Of those captured, non-commissioned officers and privates were processed at Libby Prison and sent to Belle Isle Prison at Richmond on November 13, 1863. Those at Belle Isle who were still alive and well enough to travel were transferred to Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia when it opened in February, 1864. Most of them were transferred on February 18. Brothers Michael and Hubbard Blaylock were among them.

Hubbard Blaylock, Jr. died July 11, 1864 as a prisoner of war in Andersonville and is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery. His brother Michael Blaylock was one of the few men of the 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment to survive confinement at Andersonville. Those who survived were paroled or exchanged as the war came to an end in 1864 and 1865.

Michael lived out the remainder of his life in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post at Crossville.

Michael Blaylock Sr. and his wife Mary Jane had the following children: Thomas H. Blaylock (1855–1900), Charles Giles M. Blaylock (1858–unkown), William Jesse Blaylock (1860–1931), Michael Lincoln Blaylock Jr. (1861–1927), James Medford Blaylock (1866–unkown), Martha Elizabeth Blaylock (1867–1943), David Marion Blaylock (1870–1953), Eliza Jane Blaylock (1873–1940) and Joseph L. Blaylock (1876–1939).

Michael Blaylock Sr. is found in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 United States Federal Census records in Cumberland County. He cannot be found after 1880.

Michael Blaylock Sr. died in 1899 and was buried in Thomas Springs Cemetery, Thomas Springs, Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 18099827
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Blaylock, Sr (8 Jan 1835–31 Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18099827, citing Thomas Springs Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by NorsemansHonor (contributor 47793396) .