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  • Name BLACKBURN, John 
    Suffix II 
    Birth 13 Aug 1676  Loughgall, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1 Oct 1752  Menallen Township, York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 4 Oct 1752  Friends Grove Cemetery, Center Mills, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 22 May 1930 
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    Person ID I58606  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Family MORTON, Rachel ,   b. 18 Dec 1694, Creenagh, Kilmore, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationCreenagh, Kilmore, Irelandd. 30 Aug 1766, Menallen, York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 16 May 1717  Ballyhagen, Loughgall, Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

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    John Blackburn cemetery marker
    John Blackburn cemetery marker
    Watertown, MA Old Burying Grounds (no individual tombstone found)
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

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    • John Blackburn and family settled within the limits of Warrington Monthly meeting, York County [PA]. He was appointed overseer of Warrington Meeting 4 Mo. 18, 1748, and was released 1 Mo. 17, 1756.He died prior to 7 Mo. 5, 1758. Children were Joseph, Rachel, and probably John, Anthony, and Thomas. [Cf. New Garden Monthly Meeting, p. 361 (cf. Quakers)] (believe this was another family member). Later refers to a ...

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      John and his wife were buried in Old Menallen FBG which is also now know as Friends Grove Cemetery.(Quakers)
      After long investigation all information places both here.

      Date of death is listed in Quaker records as "about 1723", age about 80.

      John Blackburn, b. 1643, of, Ballyhagen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1723, Loughgall

      Mother Elizabeth Ambrose, b. 1647, Ballyhagen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location, bur. 1713
      Married About 1645 Of, Moyallon, Down, Ireland


      1. John Blackburn, b. 30 Aug 1720, Loughgall,Armagh,Irelandd. 24 Aug 1767, , Menallen Township, York, Pennsylvania

      2. Elinor Blackburn, b. 24 Feb 1730, Loughgall, Armagh,, Ireland d. 16 May 1770

      3. Rachael Blackburn, b. 1735, Loughgall, Armagh, Ireland d. 1787

      4. William Blackburn, b. d. Bef 1794

      5. Joseph BLACKBURN, b. 1730, Ballyhagen, Armagh, Ireland

      6. Abigail Blackburn, b. 5 Nov 1727, Ireland

      7. William BLACKBURN, b. 30 Apr 1719, Ireland d. 1729 1818

      8. Elinor BLACKBURN, b.24 Feb 1730/31. Her date of death is not known - she last appears in Quaker records on 16 May 1770, so date of death is "aft 16 May 1770".

      9. Elizabeth Blackburn, b. Abt 1702, of Toseland, Hntngd, Engl

      10. Joseph BLACKBURN, b. 13 Aug 1712, Rich Hill MM, Armagh, Ire location, d. 21 Jan 1712/3, Loughgall,, Armagh, Ireland

      11. Samuel Morton, b. 30 Dec 1701, Kilmore, Armagh, Irelandlocation, d. 20 Mar 1766, London Grove Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

      12. Ambrose Blackburn, b. Abt 1750, North Carolina, United States d. 2 Dec 1820, Maury, Tennessee, United States

      13. Thomas Blackburn, b. 13 Aug 1702, Ballyhagan, Armagh, Ireland d. 1794, York (Now Adams) County, Pennsylvania


      John I BLACKBURN
      birth: 1643
      Of, Ballyhagen, Armach, Ireland
      death: 11 aug 1713
      Loughgall, , Armagh, Ireland

      Elizabeth BLACKBURN
      birth: 1647
      Of, Ballyhagen, Armach, Ireland
      death: 11 June 1713
      Loughgall, Armagh Co., , Ireland

      Rachel is presumed wife since listed as executor along with son John Blackburn. Children listed as
      son John
      daughter Rachel
      daughter Abigill Wilson
      son Anthony
      son Joseph
      son Thomas

      York County PA Probate Court, Will Book A, page 63; Family History Library microfilm 22,131; Salt Lake City, UT. Transcription by Judy Young Thayer in usgenweb archives.

      Presumed children not mentioned in John's will are Samuel who died as an infant, William, and Elinor. It is unclear in William and Elinor were deceased by 1752 when John wrote his will.

      Taken from Blackburn Allied Descendants of John Blackburn, Sr by Evelyn Gibson, page 11.
      "John Blackburn Sr. left County Armagh, Ireland in 1736. He first appeared in America at the New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester, Pennsylvania. That meeting recorded on 8 mo-30-1736: 'John Blackburn produced a certificate of removal from the Ballyhagen Meeting in ye North of Ireland, bearing the date ye 2nd of ye 4th mo., 1736 in behalfe of himselfe, wife, and children, which recommends him a member, and was read here and accepted.'"

      "It is quite probable that John Sr, first brought his family to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Samuel and Elizabeth (Blackburn) Morton. Samuel and Elizabeth had preceded John, Sr's family to American (arriving ca 1729) and were members of the New Garden Meeting."