Mary <I>Scott</I> Blakslee

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Mary Scott Blakslee

  • Birth 1703
  • Death 4 Oct 1781
  • Burial Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot Old Town Section
  • Memorial ID 23122959

Mary (Scott) Blakeslee (Blakslee) was born about 1703. Her parents names are not known, although many speculate that her father was Richard Scott. She married Thomas Blakeslee in Sunderland MA, where their first child, David, was born on 2 Nov 1722. The family soon removed to Thomas' home in North Haven CT, due to troubles with the Indians. About 1730, Thomas, Mary and their four children removed to Northbury, in the wilderness. Mary bore 9 children - 3 boys and six girls, and still outlived her husband.


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In memory of Mrs. Mary Blakslee relict of Capt. Thomas Blakslee who died with a fit of the apoplexy, Oct. ye 4th A.D. 1781 in the 79th year of her age.

Forty-two years of her frail life,
She served in office of mid-wife;
Females lament that she is gone,
And learn to do as she hath done.

Gravesite Details The headstone is broken, badly damaged and unreadable; the inscription above is quoted from The History of Plymouth, published in 1895.

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  • Created by: Nancy
  • Added: 26 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23122959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Scott Blakslee (1703–4 Oct 1781), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23122959, citing Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (contributor 46925401) .