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Blakely Cemetery - Town of Kortright, Delaware Co., NY
Photos taken & kindly contributed by Carolyn McPherson 2007
 
 
Blakely Cemetery
 
 
 
Blakely Family Plot
BLAKELY FAMILY PLOT
 
 
 
 
William Blakely (1781-1855)
WILLIAM BLAKELY
1781-1855
The son of John, William came to Kortright in 1808 along with his wife Nancy (McDonald). According his his biographical sketch, he erected his home and the young couple began their family which included five children. William became a noted business man, erecting lodging and maintaining a hotel near the turnpike which ran from Catskill, on the Hudson, to the Susquehanna. He was considered one of the most prosperous businessmen of his day. He died two months after his wife on 20 Apr 1855, at the age of 78 years.

Note: A monument for William and Nancy is also erected at the Tully Cemetery in Onondaga County, New York

 
Nancy (McDonald) Blakely 1791-1855
NANCY (MC DONALD) BLAKELY
1791-1855
Daughter of John McDonald, Nancy was born in New York in 1791. She married William Blakely and came to Kortright where she raised her family of five children. Son John D. Blakely married Sarah Peters and later removed to Tully; James G. married Susan McAuley; Jane married John Peters; Sarah married Ransom Mitchell; and Goldsborough B. married Elizabeth Mitchell.

Nancy died on 20 Feb 1855, and two months later her widowed husband William Blakely died.

Note: A monument for William and Nancy is also erected at the Tully Cemetery in Onondaga County, New York

 
James G. Blakely & Susan (McAuley)
JAMES G. BLAKELY & SUSAN (MC AULEY)
Born 12 Jan 1810 in Kortright, James was the son of William Blakely and Nancy (McDonald). He married Susan (McAuley) and they were the parents of at least: Sarah Agnes who married John Thomas; Elizabeth Wilson: Samuel McAuley; William L.; Jane M; John P.; James; Anna and Rebecca Susan Blakely.
 
Elizabeth W. & James T. Blakely
ELIZABETH W. & JAMES T. BLAKELY
 
 
 
Samuel M. & Lottie Blakely
SAMUEL MC AULEY BLAKELY
1843-1892
Born in New York on 25 Apr 1843, Samuel was the son of James G. & Susan (McAuley). He married Lottie, whose last name is unknown and may have lived in New York City and/ or Poughkeepsie. He appears to be the same Samuel whose photograph appears in the album of Hannah (Rich) Peters.
 
William Blakey (1846-1898)
WILLIAM L. BLAKELY
1846-1898
Son of James G. Blakely and wife, Susan (McAuley)
 
Blakely Children
CHILDREN OF JAMES G. BLAKELY & SUSAN (MC AULEY)
Jane M. "Jennie 1848-1914; John P. 1849-1942; Rebecca S. 1854-1945; and Ella H. 1852-1933, the latter of which is not confirmed to be a daughter of James and Susan.

Of John P. Blakely, a brief biographical sketch states that he was born 18 Jun 1845 and that he was educated in the district schools of Kortright and at the Stamford Academy. After teaching for two terms, he devoted his attention to general farming, specializing in dairying, owning fifty head of cattle. He was a member of the West Kortright Presbyterian Church, a Democrat, and considered to have been a "man of great popularity with his fellows, and the type of an honest, intelligent, industrious, and well-to-do farmer."

 
William Blakely (1821-1878)
WILLIAM BLAKELY
1821-1878
 
 
 
William Peters (1823-1869)
WILLIAM PETERS
1823-1869
The relationship of this particular William Peters to the Blakely family is not known. According to his age at death, he would have been born 19 May 1823. A stone of his wife Sarah is also in the Blakely Cemetery and indicates she died in June of 1875 at the age of 44 years 3 months and 24 days.

According to the Glossary of Victorian Symbolism, the hand pointing upward symbolizes the reward of the righteous, confirmation of life after death and/or Heavenly reward, ascension to heaven.

 
 
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