Friday, February 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #7 Thomas Greenslade Blackmore (1828-1898)

Thomas Greenslade Blackmore was born in 1828, probably in Somerset, England.  His parents were John Blackmore and Sarah Greenslade.  It appears that the family emigrated from England before 1850, since Thomas had a brother Henry born in New York about 1835.  (This is speculation; no documentation yet.)


Thomas married Jane Frances Lemon in 1853 in Peoria County, Illinois.  They had seven children: Mary Frances, Charles, Benjamin, Henry, George and twins Callie and Calvin.    Thomas appears to have been a successful farmer as the 1870 census stated that his real estate value was $13,200.  I found Thomas and family in Livingston County, Illinois, in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census records.  Sometime between 1870 and 1880 the family moved to Nebraska, in the North Platte area.  Then, by 1896, it appears that Thomas and at least some of the family moved to Colorado because he is listed in a Colorado State Business Directory as the owner of a confectionary shop.

 
Thomas died in Granite Colorado in 1898 and was buried in the Granite Cemetery. 

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