Stokely D. Bledsoe1,2,3

#5827, b. 9 Mar 1851, d. 9 May 1929
Last Edited:26 Jun 2011
FatherIsaac Bledsoe3
MotherAbbie Johnson3

Children of Stokely D. Bledsoe and Lucy Jane Anderson

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthStokely D. Bledsoe was born on 9 Mar 1851 at Blackwater, Lee County, VA.1,3,4
MarriageHe married Lucy Jane Anderson, daughter of John M. Anderson and Susan Raines, about 1874.4
Census1880Stokely Bledsoe (given age 23) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Union Township, Webster County, MO, with his wife Lucy Bledsoe (given age 22). He was a farmer. A boarder, Henry Hudgens, age 13, was also living with them as a farm laborer. Stokely's age was 16 years off in the census compared to 1900, but all other information fits for this family.5
Census1900Stoke Bledsow (given age 59) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Sugar Creek Township, Barry County, MO. With him was his wife Lucy, daughter(s) Martha C., Cora L. and Libie F. . Stoke's occupation was Railroad laborer. Their home was rented, and they could read, write and speak English. They lived next door to the family of Lucy's brother, Tom Anderson.4
DeathStokely D. Bledsoe died at age 78 of Bright's disease on 9 May 1929 in Seligman, Barry County, MO.3,1
BurialHe was buried at New Salem Cemetery in Seligman, Barry County, MO.3,1

Citations:

  1. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S437] Opal R. Schmidt, letter. 22 Jan 1980, from Hartford, KY, to Trella Anderson. Held by unknown repository.
  3. [S568] Missouri State Archives. Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1960. Online http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts
  4. [S434] 1900 U.S. Census. MO. Barry County. population schedule.
  5. [S436] 1880 U.S. Census. MO. Webster County. population schedule.