Samuel Berryhill Sr.1

M, #3458
Mother*Laura Antionette Sauls1 b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 22 Jan 1908
 Samuel Berryhill Sr. was the son of Laura Antionette Sauls.1 
MARRIAGE*7 February 1866 He married Laura Antionette Sauls, daughter of Theopolis Sauls and Elizabeth Hart, on 7 February 1866.2 

Family

Laura Antionette Sauls b. 15 April 1846, d. 22 January 1908
Children
Last Edited22 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S502] June Adams, Betsy Smith Robin Mullis, Bleckley County, Georgia Cemeteries.
  2. [S580] Mary McIntyre, "Mary McIntyre," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2006.

Vera Wynelle Berryhill

F, #1574, b. 12 July 1925, d. 6 June 2000
Father*Linder Rinaldo Berryhill b. 5 Feb 1900, d. 24 Jan 1955
Mother*Vera Maurine Floyd b. 9 Nov 1906, d. 17 Mar 1977
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 1 time removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*12 July 1925 Vera Wynelle Berryhill was born on 12 July 1925 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA
 She was the daughter of Linder Rinaldo Berryhill and Vera Maurine Floyd
MARRIAGE*14 November 1953 She married John Silas Gardner, son of James Henry Gardner and Louetta Sawyer, on 14 November 1953 at GA. 
Death*6 June 2000  She died after a six year fight with ovarian cancer.1 
Burial*10 June 2000  She was buried at the Coody-Berryhill Cemetery.1 
Address*  Vera Wynelle Berryhill lived at Rt. 1 Box 480, Malgene Dr., Cochran, GA
Employment* She was employed at Secretary WRAFB. 
Married Name1946  As of 1946,her married name was Davidson. 
Married Name14 November 1953  As of 14 November 1953,her married name was Gardner. 
Residence*1990 She lived in 1990 at Rt. 1 Box 117-G5, Cochran, Georgia 31014

Family

John Silas Gardner b. 24 January 1922, d. 19 December 1971
MARRIAGE*14 November 1953 She married John Silas Gardner, son of James Henry Gardner and Louetta Sawyer, on 14 November 1953 at GA. 
Last Edited17 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. [S8] Family information.

Wallace Edward Berryhill

M, #1543, b. 14 July 1920, d. 31 August 1921
Father*Lucian Osmond Berryhill b. 28 Feb 1896, d. 18 Jun 1932
Mother*Viola (Shug) Floyd b. 20 Mar 1900, d. 24 Jun 2002
Relationships1st cousin 1 time removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 1 time removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*14 July 1920 Wallace Edward Berryhill was born on 14 July 1920 at Cochran, Bleckley County, GA
 He was the son of Lucian Osmond Berryhill and Viola (Shug) Floyd
Death*31 August 1921 He died on 31 August 1921 at Cochran, GA, at age 1. 
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

William Berryhill1

M, #4415
Father*Samuel Berryhill Sr.1
Mother*Laura Antionette Sauls1 b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 22 Jan 1908
 William Berryhill was the son of Samuel Berryhill Sr. and Laura Antionette Sauls.1 
Last Edited22 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S580] Mary McIntyre, "Mary McIntyre," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2006.

Elena Bertram of Bothal (Castle)1

F, #2648
Father*Sir Robert Bertram of Bothal_(Castle)
 Elena Bertram of Bothal (Castle) was the daughter of Sir Robert Bertram of Bothal_(Castle)
MARRIAGE* She married Sir Robert Ogle, son of Sir Robert Ogle and Joan Hepple
Married Name Her married name was Ogle of Bothal (Castle). 

Family

Sir Robert Ogle d. circa 1355
Child
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S5] Sir Henry A. Ogle, Ogle and Bothal.

Sir Robert Bertram of Bothal_(Castle)1

M, #2663
MARRIAGE* Sir Robert Bertram of Bothal_(Castle) married an unknown person.  
Biography*  Bothal Castle dates back to 1343 when Robert de Bertram obtained from Edward the third, permission to renovate his mansion at Bothal. This great old castle came by descent from the Ogles to whom it came by marriage. In the church of St. Andrew adjoining the castle, the genealogy of the Ogles including seven lords and thirty knights is painted in old black letters on tablets on the walls. 

Family

Child
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S5] Sir Henry A. Ogle, Ogle and Bothal.

Monteen Bethune1

F, #3049
MARRIAGE*2 February 1946 Monteen Bethune married Cecil Davis, son of Clifford "Cliff" Davis and Walter M. Floyd, on 2 February 1946.1 
Married Name2 February 1946  As of 2 February 1946,her married name was Davis. 

Family

Cecil Davis b. 30 November 1919, d. 15 December 1981
Last Edited7 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.

Rose Bienvenu

F, #481
Father*Theodule Bienvenu
Mother*Marie Celeste Fontenet
 Rose Bienvenu was the daughter of Theodule Bienvenu and Marie Celeste Fontenet
MARRIAGE*21 November 1859 She married John Auguste de Valcourt, son of Theodore Jean de Valcourt and Marie Catherine Felonise Guidry, on 21 November 1859. 
Married Name21 November 1859  As of 21 November 1859,her married name was de Valcourt. 

Family

John Auguste de Valcourt
Last Edited11 Jun 1998

Theodule Bienvenu

M, #482
MARRIAGE* Theodule Bienvenu married Marie Celeste Fontenet

Family

Marie Celeste Fontenet
Child
Last Edited3 May 1999

Mary Biggs

F, #2488
MARRIAGE* Mary Biggs married Captain James Ogle, son of Joseph Ogle and Sarah Winters
Married Name Her married name was Ogle. 

Family

Captain James Ogle b. 1 June 1753, d. 1830
Children
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Pelagie Biron1

F, #4619, b. 28 March 1785
MARRIAGE* Pelagie Biron married Francois David Morin at Canada.1 
Birth*28 March 1785 She was born on 28 March 1785 at St. Francois, Yamaska, Quebec, Canada.2 
Married Name Her married name was Morin.1 

Family

Francois David Morin b. 1775
Child
Last Edited8 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. [S591] Shirley Black, "Shirley Black," e-mail to MVW, September 12, 2006.
  2. [S611] Unknown author, "unknown short title," e-mail to unknown recipient.

William Bittman

M, #3289
MARRIAGE*2 June 1903 William Bittman married Josephine Wimmer, daughter of George Wimmer Sr. and Elizabeth Hartman, on 2 June 1903 at Albany, Sterns Co., MI.1 

Family

Josephine Wimmer b. 1872
Last Edited10 Dec 2008

Citations

  1. [S463] "Sebastian Wimmer Diary,."

Richard Blackledge1

M, #2914
ChartsWilliam Basse
MARRIAGE* Richard Blackledge married Ann Basse, daughter of Andrew Basse Sr. and Elizabeth Smith

Family

Ann Basse
Last Edited1 Dec 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

Mary Elizabeth Blackshear

F, #1598
MARRIAGE*say 1916 Mary Elizabeth Blackshear married Edward Taylor Wimberly say 1916. 
Married Namesay 1916  As of say 1916,her married name was Wimberly. 

Family

Edward Taylor Wimberly
Child
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Margaret Brumbelow Blackstone1

F, #3972
Relationships5th great-grandmother of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
5th great-grandmother of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsAnnie Jane Holland
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
MARRIAGE* Margaret Brumbelow Blackstone married James Marshal Mullis.1 
Married Name Her married name was Mullis.1 

Family

James Marshal Mullis
Child
Last Edited10 May 2004

Citations

  1. [S492] Cara Murray, "Bryant Family," e-mail to MVW.

Charity Blackwell

F, #379
MARRIAGE* Charity Blackwell married Capt. Daniel Vliet, son of Jan (Janse the brewer) Vliet and Margaret Brinson
Married Name Her married name was Vliet. 

Family

Capt. Daniel Vliet b. 1725, d. 1810
Last Edited5 Jun 1998

Rozelle Blaine1

F, #5134, b. 1832
MARRIAGE* Rozelle Blaine married William Derocher.1 
Birth*1832 She was born in 1832.1 

Family

William Derocher b. circa 1820
Last Edited6 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. [S611] Unknown author, "unknown short title," e-mail to unknown recipient.

(?) Blakely1

M, #183, b. circa 1785, d. before 1830
Relationships4th great-grandfather of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
4th great-grandfather of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsBLAKELY
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
Reference1000
Birth*circa 1785 (?) Blakely was born circa 1785 at England. 
MARRIAGE*circa 1800  She came with four children all of whom say they were born in England. 
Death*before 1830 He died before 1830 His wife, Sarah, shown as head of household in the Pittsburgh census for 1830.2 
Immigration*4 September 1816 He immigrated on 4 September 1816 Joseph & family.....Packet Halifax....Sept 4, 1816 This is a note LWG found in an index. Do not know if this is the same Joseph or even if Joseph is the father of James, but will keep for further research. MVW 10-01

2008 - I hired an English researcher to try to find the Blakely family in Blackburn. No luck! Between us I believe we've searched all available records. In an attempt to understand why the Blakely family left England I did a bit of research. The very early 19th century was a time of social unrest. A group calling themselves the Hampden Clubs attempted to rectify the situation. The Hampden Clubs were active in the Lancashire area and possibly further research should keep this in mind. The Blakely family had money when they arrived in America, and the since the Hampden Clubs focuses on the middle and lower classes it's possible they were attempting to preserve their wealth. Here is a quote: The chief way in which industrialism affected government and politics was in its conferring new wealth and power upon the growing middle class of enterprising traders, manufacturers and financiers (we know that James Blakely was involved in the banking industry), and in it creation of a new industrial proletariat. Just as the landowners were in general a bulwark of conservatism, so the middle classes were one of the prime movers of change. The captains of industry and the self-made millowners of Lancashire...were the first generation of a new class which would inevitably resent the old aristocratic idleness and contempt for earned incomes. Taken from "Europe Since Napoleon" by David Thomson.

In reading this August 2010 I am struck with the thought that this is our man and the reason above is correct. Just today I noted from James Blakely's obituary that the entire family including James' father emmigrated. Evidently James' father died before 1830 as Sarah Blakely, his wife is shown on the 1830 census as head of household.

I suspect that the Blakelys were among this new generation and either they were fearful of the social unrest or they sought expanded opportunities by coming to America. People only move when there is high motivation - fear or money.

possible clue Joseph Blakey of 12 Chapel Street (Lancaster England) listed as a bookeeper then again as being in County Fire and Provident Life Insurance Office. Perhaps he came to start a branch office in Pittsburgh which would explain the family's seemingly easy entry into upper levels of Pittsburgh society. Also connects well with James' later occupation as foreign exchange agent. All speculation but the first real clue of a connection back to England. 
Note*2001  In 2001 I went through an entire book called History of Blackburn in October of 2001 at the LDS library in Salt Lake. There was no mention of a Blakely family at all even though there were many families listed. The book was published in 1877 and did mention the Ashton and Houghton families. In fact, I looked at all the books on the appropriate shelf and didn't find a clue. 
NoteFebruary 2002  In February 2002 I searched the IGI file at the LDS site and found Alice, James and John as children of Josiah Blakely and Alice Barlow. Birthdates were close but not right. Coincidence? Or is this our person? 
Note1 July 2011 He Yesterday, I put "Blakey Moor" in to Google and turned up a couple of sites. Interesting that I found a Joseph Blakey listed in a city directory about 1800. He was listed as a Bookeeper located at 12 Chapel Street. Another listing showed the same address and listed him as being with County Fire and Provident Life Office. There were no other names similar to Blakely. I wonder if perhaps this is the Joseph who is shown arriving with his family in 1816? Perhaps he came to establish a branch office in Pittsburgh. This could explain the family's easy entry into what appears to be an upper level of society. Also explains James' later business which involved letters of credit to many cities in Europe. It's the first connection clue I've found. on 1 July 2011. 

Family

Sarah or Alice (?) b. 1781, d. 8 July 1854
MARRIAGE*circa 1800  She came with four children all of whom say they were born in England. 
Children
Last Edited14 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. Name Joseph is just a guess. What follows is LWG's discussion on possibility of his name being either William or Joseph. Now as for William. Here's my theory. Yes, William was an important name - to James. It was the name of his younger brother, and weren't they in business together in Pittsburgh? John Simpson named his only son Walter James - for HER father and (most likely) his brother, James. So to me it looks like the brothers were close,but the father is aloof! James did eventually name a son Joseph - who became known as Fath. Aloysius! Because there is no mention of the father's name in the handed down "family
    stories", but Pappy recorded the mother's name - question? Did he perhaps abandon his family? And why would James Blakely, in Dec. 1835, give Joseph Blakely 40 acres of land in Columbiana Co., Ohio.? His son, Joseph wasn't born until 1847! Personally, I think the father of James B. Blakely was Joseph, husband of Sarah. However, we now know that Sarah's husband was dead before 1830 so he cannot be the recipient of the land in i835. The 2nd reason I think Joseph is the father is the listing in the "Passenger Arrivals ath the Port Of Philadelphia 1800-1819" which lists on pg. 60, a Jos. Blakely & fam. on the Packet Halifax on Sept 4 1816. Only a passenger list giving the names of those included in the "& Fam." part would help clear this up. There is strong family history stating that the Blakely family came from Blackburn in Lancashire England. In fact, MVW has some very old books that are county directories of the area. The books appear to have been purchased by someone doing family research years ago, or perhaps they were items used by James Blakely in his commerce which involved letters of credit for people traveling to England in the mid 1850's. There is also a strong family tradition of links to the Ashton and Houghton families of England, but nothing of substance has ever been found. Certainly the Blakely family that arrived in the early 1800's was not poor. They were very quickly integrated into the upper classes of Pittsburgh society and had sufficient resources to speculate in land. The Blakely father likely lived through the first third of the century, but certainly was dead by 1830 when Sarah Blakely appeared on the census as head of household.
  2. [S50] 1830 Census;.

Ada Elizabeth Blakely

F, #421, b. 29 August 1847, d. 13 June 1866
Father*John Simpson Blakely b. c 1812, d. 12 Feb 1877
Mother*Jemima Cecelia Fortune b. 1809, d. 24 Aug 1898
Relationships1st cousin 4 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 4 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsBLAKELY
Birth*29 August 1847 Ada Elizabeth Blakely was born on 29 August 1847 at OH.1 
 She was the daughter of John Simpson Blakely and Jemima Cecelia Fortune
Death*13 June 1866  On 13 June 1866 Her obituary reads: "At St. Louis, of consumption on Wednesday the 13th, Ada E., daughter of John S. and Jemima Blakely, in her 19th year. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, Friday at the Church of the Annunciation." 
Burial14 June 1866 She was buried on 14 June 1866 at St. Louis, MO.2 
FUNERAL*14 June 1866 She was buried on 14 June 1866from at Church of Annunciation, St. Louis, MO.3 
CENSUS1850*1850  Shown living with her parents. 
Last Edited19 Sep 2005

Citations

  1. [S52] 1850 Census;.
  2. [S511] St. Louis Cem., # 150495 Calvery Cemetery.
  3. [S36] Clippings, various dates.

Alice Theresa Blakely

F, #727, b. 29 May 1845, d. say 1850
Father*James B. Blakely b. 15 Jun 1804, d. 19 Jun 1882
Mother*Susananna Smyth b. 15 Sep 1804, d. 12 Nov 1885
Relationships2nd great-grandaunt of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd great-grandaunt of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
Birth*29 May 1845 Alice Theresa Blakely was born on 29 May 1845 at Pittsburgh, PA.1 
 She was the daughter of James B. Blakely and Susananna Smyth
Baptism1 June 1845 She was baptized on 1 June 1845 at Pittsburgh, PA.1 
Death*say 1850 She died say 1850 at Pittsburgh, PA, Does not appear on 1850 or 1860 census. 
Last Edited4 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S38] Baptismal Entry St. Paul, Diocese of Pittsburgh
    Synod Hall
    125 N. Craig Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    412-621-6217 Fax 412-621-6237.

Alicia Blakely

F, #720, b. 1 December 1810, d. 1 March 1901
PROBABLY ALICE BLAKELY
Father*(?) Blakely b. c 1785, d. b 1830
Mother*Sarah or Alice (?) b. 1781, d. 8 Jul 1854
Relationships3rd great-grandaunt of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
3rd great-grandaunt of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsBLAKELY
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
Birth*1 December 1810  Found her baptism record giving age 16 at baptism in 1828. Census record give birthplace as England.1
 
 Alicia Blakely was the daughter of (?) Blakely and Sarah or Alice (?)
Baptism20 July 1828 She was baptized on 20 July 1828 at Roman Catholic; St. Patrick/St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA, Sponsors Jacobo and Catherine Cochran.2 
MARRIAGE*27 November 1832 She married Calvin Dodge on 27 November 1832 at Pittsburgh, PA
Death*1 March 1901 She died on 1 March 1901 at Washington, D.C., at age 90 Death date from Sebastian Wimmer's Diary also have copy of death certificate.3
ALICE DODGE DEATH DERTIFICATE
Burial*3 March 1901 She was buried on 3 March 1901 at Washington, D.C., She was buried at Congressional Cemetery. 
Biography*  Alice, the third child of our matriarch Sarah [Haughton] Blakely, was born in Lancashire County, England on December 1, 1810. For many years, Alice was an unknown sister having never been mentioned in any of the writings or memoirs of the descendants of her brothers, James and John. She was discovered in 1998 when baptismal and marriage records were received from the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Alice was just a little girl of eight when she arrived in America with her mother, Sarah, and brothers, James, William and John. What a frightening journey that must have been for a child so young!

Admittedly, little is known about the daughter, Alice, her husband and children. What is included in this book was taken from records received from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, newspaper clippings, census records and information supplied by a descendant of one of her children, John K. Hayes.

Alice converted to the Catholic faith and was baptized at St. Patrick's Church in Pittsburgh on July 20, 1828, the same day as her brother, John. The church record said she was sixteen years old and an Anabaptist convert, but she was actually seventeen at the time.

Four years later, on the 27th of November 1832, Alice became the bride of Calvin Dodge, at St. Patrick's Church in Pittsburgh, her aunt and uncle, James and Susanna Blakely, as her witnesses.

According to the 1837 Business Directory of Pittsburgh, Calvin Dodge had a dry goods and grocery store on 5th Street, between Wood and Smithfield, in Pittsburgh.

By 1850, Alice and Calvin were the parents of six children. The census of that year lists Calvin, age 41 his occupation given as painter and his skill level as "skilled-construction", his estate valued at $4500; his place of birth as Connecticut. Alice, age 38 and the children: Mary, age 15; James, age 13; John, 8; Francis, 6 and Alice, age 2. Also living in the household is the matriarch, Sarah Blakely, age 70.

Missing from this census is their daughter, Sarah Ann Dodge, born June 29, 1840 and baptized July 22, 1840 with John Michel (pronounced Mitchell) and Sarah Blakely, her grandmother, as sponsors. It is, therefore, presumed that this child died in infancy.

The 1860 census of Pittsburgh shows Calvin has aged only six year in a ten-year period, and Alice has aged nine years. In fact, they are both forty-seven.
11 This was a common phenomena usually caused by a guess from the person supplying the information. Calvin's occupation was 'master painter' with a skill level as “master craftsman.”22 He was a painter of houses and buildings, not portraits..

Also listed in the household, 1860 census of Pittsburgh:
James B. Dodge, his age given as 22 and his occupation as salesman, peddler.
John C. Dodge, age given as 16. He, too, worked as a salesman, peddler.
Francis W., age given as 14.
Alice, age 11
Ellen, age 7.

The family appeared to be doing well, financially and a domestic was employed in the household to assist Alice in caring for her large family. Tragically, in May of 1863, Calvin Dodge drowned in the Monongahela River, leaving a young widow and several children still at home.

The following article appeared in The Daily Pittsburgh Gazette, Monday, May 25, 1863:

DEATH BY DROWNING

On Sunday afternoon, between two and three o'clock, a party of young men, in rowing a skiff on the Monongahela River, in the vicinity of the Brownsville wharf boat, discovered the body of a man floating or rather lying near the stern of the steamer "Gallatin". The body was hauled ashore, when a crowd soon collected, but no one knew who the deceased was until John J. Mitchell,
33 John J. Mitchell was a family member mentioned elsewhere in this book.Esq., came up and identified the remains as those of Calvin Dodge, a well known citizen of the Eighth Ward. The body was then removed to the coffin rooms of Mr. Devore, on Grant Street, where an inquest was held by Coroner McClung. No evidence was elicited tending to show how the deceased lost his life, and a verdict of "death by drowning" was rendered.
     The deceased was a very worthy and esteemed citizen, and carried on the      business of painting---his office being located on Fourth Street. We learned      that he left his residence, on Forbes street, about eight o'clock on Wednesday      evening last, not advising his family as to where he was going, or what his      intentions were. As he frequently lay on the sofa all night, in warm weather,      no search was made for him until Thursday, when it was found that he had      not been in the house during the night. Enquiries were then made in every      direction, but no tidings were heard of him until his remains were found as      stated. He was about fifty-five years of age, and was a very industrious and      useful citizen.


A brief notice in the same newspaper said this:

     DODGE--On Thursday, May 21st, CALVIN DODGE, age 55 years
     The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his former      residence, 86 Forbes Street. The friends of the family are respectfully
     invited to attend without further notice.

The census of 1870 listed the son, James Blakely Dodge, as head of household, and the mother, Alice, as keeping house. The rest of the household, in 1870 was:
John C., age 26, brother, occupation given as Wall Paper Dealer, with a skill level as entrepreneur, merchant.
Ella, age 18, sister
Alice Adams, age 24, sister
Nora McGowen, a domestic

The 1880 census of Pittsburgh, enumerated in June of that year, showed James, the son, age now 38, head of the household and owner of a bookstore.
Alice, now 68, widowed; and Ella, age 24.

Alice [Blakely] Dodge spent the last years of her life at the home of her daughter. Her nephew, Sebastian Wimmer, kept a daily diary and on March 1, 1901, he wrote:

     Old Mrs. Dodge died at 7.40 a.m. today. 90 years old, at the house of           her daughter Mrs. Alice McFadden in Washington, DC. She was the           sister of James Blakely, my father in law, who died at St. Mary's in           1882.

Alice [Blakely] Dodge was buried at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D. C. following her funeral Mass, held at St. Stephen’s Church. She was buried in the same lot as her son-in-law, William H. McFadden.
 
Married Name27 November 1832  As of 27 November 1832,her married name was Dodge. 
Residence*1852 She lived in 1852 at Pittsburgh, PA; An Alice Blakely is shown in the City Directory for 1852-1860 living at 156 Pike St. Do not know if this is the same person. 
Anecdote*1857  In 1857 She attended wedding of Lavinia Blakely and Sebastian Wimmer.3 
CENSUS1860*1860 She appeared on the census in 1860 at Forbes Street 8th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA; She and Calvin are living there with family.4 
CENSUS1870*1870 She appeared on the census in 1870 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA; In 1870 I found: Alice Dodge, age 48 (amazing - she only aged 1 year since the 1860 census!)
James B., age given as 52, but he's 32 so could be a typo in transcription.
John C., age 26
Ella, age 18
Alice ADAMS, age 24, but she's probably closer to age 22 than 24.5 
CENSUS1880*1880 She appeared on the Census in 1880 at Pittsburgh, PA;      Census Place:     Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania 7th ward
     Source:     FHL Film 1255092 National Archives Film T9-1092 Page 244D      Relation     Sex     Marr     Race     Age     Birthplace
Jas. B. DODGE     Self     M     S     W     38     PA
     Occ:     Book Store     Fa: ENG     Mo: ENG
Alice DODGE     Mother     F     W     W     68     ENG
     Occ:     At Home     Fa: ENG     Mo: ENG
Ella DODGE     Sister     F     S     W     24     PA
     Occ:     At Home     Fa: CT     Mo: ENG.6 
Residence1880 She lived in 1880 at Forbes Street Ward 7, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA; 1880 Census - Pittsburgh that Alice Blakely Dodge gives her
marital status as "Divorced". and the only members of the household then are
Alice, her son, James B. and Ella. They are living on Forbes Str., Ward 7
in 1880.
 
CENSUS1900*1900 She appeared on the census in 1900 at Washington, D.C.; The 1900 Federal Census has Alice Dodge living with Alice McFadden at 715 24th NW, Washington, DC.
Her date of birth is given as Jan., 1810.
At Ancestry.com - 1900 Census, Washington City, Enumeration Dist. 29, Image 27 of 44.....line 36......Alice McFadden is widowed. Living with her is her dau. Stella, born Nov. 1885; her son, Arthur, born Nov. 1899 (hard to read); her sister Ella, born Sept. 1855 and the mother Alice Dodge, who gives her "age last birthday" as 91, but the written date appears to be 1811. Something wrong there.1

 
Residence1901 She lived in 1901 at Washington, D.C.; According to her death certificate she died at home at 715 24th St. NW Washington, D.C. 

Family

Calvin Dodge b. 1809, d. 21 May 1863
MARRIAGE*27 November 1832 She married Calvin Dodge on 27 November 1832 at Pittsburgh, PA
Children
Last Edited4 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  2. [S38] Baptismal Entry St. Paul, Diocese of Pittsburgh
    Synod Hall
    125 N. Craig Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    412-621-6217 Fax 412-621-6237.
  3. [S463] "Sebastian Wimmer Diary,."
  4. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  5. [S55] 1870 Census;, Laura Steneck searched this census on line.
  6. [S56] 1880 Census;, They are in ED #110, First Precinct, 7th Ward...
  7. [S52] 1850 Census;.

Carolyn Blakely1

F, #3818, b. 1909
Father*Eugene J. Blakely1 b. 8 Mar 1873
Mother*Carrie (?)1 b. 1876
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
Birth*1909 Carolyn Blakely was born in 1909 at PA.1 
 She was the daughter of Eugene J. Blakely and Carrie (?).1 
Last Edited13 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S518] 1930 Census;.

Edward Courtney Piatt Blakely

M, #39, b. 11 October 1908, d. 7 April 1918
Father*Stephens Laurie Blakely b. 23 Apr 1878, d. 24 Feb 1959
Mother*Jane DeValcourt Stamps Piatt b. 12 Mar 1882, d. 6 Oct 1928
RelationshipsGranduncle of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
Granduncle of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWilliam Landrum
De Calmes
PETER LANDRUM
SIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
Birth*11 October 1908 Edward Courtney Piatt Blakely was born on 11 October 1908 at Beechwood, Covington, Kenton County, KY, Born at 4:30 in the morning.1,2 
 He was the son of Stephens Laurie Blakely and Jane DeValcourt Stamps Piatt
Baptism1 November 1908 He was baptized on 1 November 1908.1 
Death*7 April 1918 He died on 7 April 1918 at Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, KY, at age 9 "Sunday, April 7th, 1918 - Little Courtney died this morning at ten minutes to one after an illness of about 4 weeks. The little fellow awoke one Saturday morning March 9th with a headache. I jokingly told him it was no use to be sick on a holiday, but he was really sick and rapidly developed pneumonia. Everything was done for him and a few days before his death he apparently had begun to recover. He received the Last Sacraments on the 28th of March. During the little fellows' suffering he told me "Father, I love you the best of all" and I believe that he did. At least all during his little life he showed most affection for me and his greatest pleasure was that he looked like me. It is so hard for his mother and me not to despair but we are comforted much by the thought that he is happy in heaven now and is intercessing for us and that as long as we live, and when we are old and our children married and gone from us, we will always have a little boy.
     Tuesday, April 9th, 1918 - Courtney buried today at St. Mary's. High Mass at the Cathedral. John Menzies, Claude Johnson, John Read, Joe Kerr, Stanley Ashbrook and Logan Cambron pall bearers. Found Courtney's lessons prepared for his last day of school. One of them is marked "for father and mother to see". Another little poem is as follows, as I remember it:
          All things bright and beautiful
          All things great and small
          All things good and wonderful
          The Lord God made them all." 
Burial*9 April 1918 He was buried on 9 April 1918 at St. Mary, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, KY.1 
Last Edited7 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S17] SLB Date diary, Date diary, about 1950 MVW file.
  2. [S35] Lendrum Blakely.

Elizabeth Ashton Blakely

F, #46, b. 28 June 1883, d. 29 May 1948
Father*Laurie John Blakely b. 4 Mar 1843, d. 21 Jan 1917
Mother*Lily Hudson Lendrum b. 13 Sep 1852, d. 2 Apr 1922
RelationshipsGreat-grandaunt of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
Great-grandaunt of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsWilliam Landrum
PETER LANDRUM
SIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
WOODROUGH KIDLET ANCESTORS
Birth*28 June 1883  Bible entry : Born on June 28th 1883 that day the sixth anniversary of the happy marriage of baby's parents. Baptism Sponsors: Bernard & Elizabeth Becker.1,2
 
 Elizabeth Ashton Blakely was the daughter of Laurie John Blakely and Lily Hudson Lendrum
Death*29 May 1948  SLB Date Diary says she died May 9, 1948. 
Biography*  (Per Aunt Aileen J. Ryan's notes)     Elizabeth Blakely was known as Mother Agatha of the Order of the Visitation)     Elizabeth, after several years of the social life, followed her sister Susan Houghton Blakely (also known as Mother Jane Frances Blakely) into the convent, entering at Wheeling, West Virginia, and eventually coming to Cardome "on Loan" as a teacher of history. She as Mother Agatha also served for a time as Mother Superior. She has predeceased Susie by many years. In 1922 she lived in Georgetown, KY - per her mother's obituary notice. 
Religion* She was Catholic. 
CENSUS1900*1 June 1900 She was included on CENSUS 1900 on 1 June 1900 at Covington, Kenton County, KY.3 
Occupation*circa 1910  Her religious name was Sister Mary Agatha. She was known to family as "Aunt Beth." 
Last Edited7 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S17] SLB Date diary, Date diary, about 1950 MVW file.
  2. [S35] Lendrum Blakely.
  3. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Eugene J. Blakely

M, #232, b. 8 March 1873
Father*William James Blakely b. 26 Apr 1839, d. 7 Jan 1877
Mother*Mary Gensheimer b. 1850, d. c 1930
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
Birth*8 March 1873 Eugene J. Blakely was born on 8 March 1873 at Erie, PA.1 
 He was the son of William James Blakely and Mary Gensheimer
MARRIAGE*circa 1897 He married Carrie (?) circa 1897.2 
Biography*  He must have had children as his letterhead in 1943 says "E.J. Blakely and Son." 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Erie, PA.3 
CENSUS1930*1930 He appeared on the census in 1930 at 1st Ward, Erie city, Erie, PA.2 
Residence2 March 1943 He lived on 2 March 1943 at 28 West 11th St., Erie, PA
Employment*1943 He was an Insurance Agent by Letter in file to SLB at time of Paul Blakely's death. in 1943 at Insurance Agent; Great American Indemnity Co., Erie, PA
Residence*circa 1955 He lived circa 1955. 

Family

Carrie (?) b. 1876
MARRIAGE*circa 1897 He married Carrie (?) circa 1897.2 
Children
Last Edited4 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;, Shown living with his mother and grandfather.
  2. [S518] 1930 Census;.
  3. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-1127 P. 210C.
  4. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Eugene J. Blakely Jr.1

M, #3816, b. 1898, d. after 1994
Father*Eugene J. Blakely1 b. 8 Mar 1873
Mother*Carrie (?)1 b. 1876
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
Birth*1898 Eugene J. Blakely Jr. was born in 1898 at PA.1 
 He was the son of Eugene J. Blakely and Carrie (?).1 
Death*after 1994  This is a guess, but there was a Eugene J. Blakely living in Maryland in 1994.
246 Hereford Ct. Millersville, md. 21108. 
Last Edited4 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Frances Mary Blakely

F, #704, b. 20 November 1849, d. 24 May 1939
FRANCES MARY BLAKELY
Father*John Simpson Blakely b. c 1812, d. 12 Feb 1877
Mother*Jemima Cecelia Fortune b. 1809, d. 24 Aug 1898
Relationships1st cousin 4 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 4 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsBLAKELY
Birth*20 November 1849 Frances Mary Blakely was born on 20 November 1849 at OH The 1850 Census shows her living with parents in East Liverbppol but gives birth place as Ireland.1,2 
 She was the daughter of John Simpson Blakely and Jemima Cecelia Fortune
Death*24 May 1939  On 24 May 1939 She is mentioned in her sister's obituary 1920.1 
Burial*26 May 1939 She was buried on 26 May 1939 at St. Louis, MO.3 
Name Variation  Frances Mary Blakely was also known as "Aunt Frank". 
CENSUS1880*1880  The 1880 census shows a Frank M Blakely "brother" living with Walter J. Blakely. Since the age is correct for this person, I believe that the census taker made an error.4 
Occupation*1880 She was in 1880 at School Teacher.5 
CENSUS1900*1900  In 1900 She is shown living with her brother Walter and his family.6 
Biography*7 October 1912  She is mentioned in her brothers obituary dated Oct. 7, 1912. A picture of Lilly Lendrum Blakely along with Imogene and Laurie J. Blakely Jr. includes someone called "Fanny". This is Francis. A note to SLB describes her as the family archivest.
In 1926 her address is given as: 4485 Pershing Ave. It is our old Berlin Ave. and she is just next to our old 1479. 
CENSUS1920*1920 She appeared on the census in 1920 at Benton Harbor, MI.7 
Residence*1920 She lived in 1920 at Benton Harbor, MI
Residence1920  In 1920 Address according to her sister's obituary. Apparently they lived together. 
Residence16 June 1926  On 16 June 1926 Letter from Imogene Blakely (Sr. Mary De Chantal) give her address as 4585 Pershing Avenue. "It is our old Berlin Avenue and she is just next to our old 4479." 
Retirement*1937  In 1937 Apparently she went to a retirement home in 1937 at the urging of her neice Imogene Blakely. Imogene packed up her things and eventually sent some to SLB. He preserved the dates and some pictures that eventually found their way to MVW among which are the drawings of Jemima and John Simpson Blakely. Evidently "Aunt Frank" was the family archivist. 
LETTER*21 November 1939  On 21 November 1939 Dear Stephens (SLB) Your letter reached me while I was in retreat so I have not been able to do much to Aunt Frank's things until the last few days. I am glad you liked the pictures. It is a slow job getting Aunt Franks things straightened out as I can not work long at a time and never saw such an accumulation of stuff - things I remember in the house years ago and I thought had been destroyed or disposed of long ago. I have not been able to go through her books carefully yet but I did empty one trunk with all sorts of odds and ends. You see, when I persuaded her to go out to St. Mary's two years ago I packed up her things as best I could while she was still in the humour and thought I could go through them more in detail later, but I just never got to it. I did, however, find some memorandum books in this trunk in which are written quite a number of dates of both births and deaths. I am enclosing them in this, copied from the book. The page from the Latin prayer book is, to me, very interesting. I did not know she had all these things, it was so hard to get her to tell me anything.
Then, I am sending separately some photographs which I thought you might want; if you do not want to be burdened with them, just burn them as I can not keep so much stuff. When I die, there will be very few "treasures" to be found belonging to me. One thing I do regret is that Aunt Frank disposed of the old mahogany sideboard on which so many of her family were baptized. and on which Mass was celebrated in my grandfather's house in East Liverpool, Ohio. Another thing she sold was the handsome pie-crust table, they say there were only three of these tables in the U.S. Aunt Frank was so angry with me for entering the Convent that she sold the table to someone in Chicago because her name was Fortune, but no relative. I do not think anything can be done about it now, but I would have tried to keep her from it had I known it.
I hope you are well, I never hear from any of the family except Paul and that very seldom. I am very busy all the time and I suppose they are also. I shall not forget you when I get to Aunt Frank's books, goodness knows what I shall find. Give my love to Peggy. I hope you enjoy the photos. Lots of Love Sister Mary de Chantal (Imogene Blakely)
P.S I did not have a chance to send this letter, but I did look over the books and there is really nothing worth sending. The are in worse condition that I thought.

A second letter dated June 16, 1926 says: "Well I wrote to aunt Frank and received a long letter of exdplanation. I know just about as much when I finished reading it as I did when I began. The substance however was this; the pictures were those of her father's aunt and uncle, Susan and John Haughton. That makes them your and my great great aunt and uncle....The other pictures were those of my grandmother and grandfather Blakely (John Simpson and Jemima Fortune Blakely) taken (drawn) when they were 19 and 23 years old. (MVW has since donated these to the Ohio Historical Society.) Aunt Frank says you had copies of the four (this may explain the two sets).
FRANCIS MARY BLAKELY
Last Edited17 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S17] SLB Date diary, Date diary, about 1950 MVW file.
  2. [S52] 1850 Census;, Place of birth from census.
  3. [S511] St. Louis Cem., Calvery # 150496.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0733 p. 226C
    Note this same family counted T9-0723 p 39D There are discrepancies.
  5. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  6. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  7. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Imogene Blakely

F, #189, b. circa 1884, d. September 1948
Father*Walter James Blakely b. 18 Nov 1843, d. 7 Oct 1912
Mother*Nannie Hawes b. 22 Feb 1853, d. 9 May 1903
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsBLAKELY
Birth*circa 1884 Imogene Blakely was born circa 1884. 
 She was the daughter of Walter James Blakely and Nannie Hawes
Burial*September 1948 She was buried in September 1948 at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Death*September 1948 She died in September 1948 at St. Louis, MO
LETTER* She was mentioned in a letter Dear Stephens (SLB) Your letter reached me while I was in retreat so I have not been able to do much to Aunt Frank's things until the last few days. I am glad you liked the pictures. It is a slow job getting Aunt Franks things straightened out as I can not work long at a time and never saw such an accumulation of stuff - things I remember in the house hears ago and I thought had been destroyed or disposed of long ago. I have not been able to go through her books carefully yet but I did empty one trunk with all sorts of odds and ends. You see, when I persuaded her to go out to St. Mary's two years ago I packed up her things as best I could while she was still in the humour and thought I could go through them more in detail later, but I just never got to it. I did, however, find some memorandum books in this trunk in which re written quite a number of dates of both births and deaths. I am enclosing them in this, copied from the book. The page from the Latin prayer book is, to me, very interesting. I did not know she had all these things, it was so hard to get her to tell me anything.
Then, I am sending separately some photographs which I thought you might want; if you do not want to be burdened with them, just burn them as I can not keep so much stuff. When I die, there will be very few "treasures" to be found belonging to me. One thing I do regret is that Aunt Frank disposed of the old mahogany sideboard on which so many of her family were baptized. and on which Mass was celebrated in my grandfather's house in East Liverpool, Ohio. Another thing she sold was the handsome pie-crust table, they say there were only three of these tables in the U.s.. aunt Frank was so angry with me for entering the Convent that she sold the table to someone in Chicago because her name was Fortune, but no relative. I do not think anything can be done about it now, but I would have tried to keep her from it had I known it.
I hop you are well, I never hear from any of the family except Paul and that very seldom. I am very busy all the time and I suppose they are also. I shall not forget you when I get to Aunt Frank's books, goodness knows what I shall find. Give my love to Peggy. I hope you enjoy the photos. Lots of Love Sister Mary de Chantal
P.S I did not have a chance to send this letter, but I did look over the books and there is really nothing worth sending. The are in worse condition that I thought. 
Religion* She was Catholic. 
LETTER  When "Aunt Sue" was asked by MVW about Imogene Blakely she replied as follows: "She was the daughter of Walter J. Blakely of St. Louis and was an only child who had all the advantages that a brilliant father with plenty of money could give. I visited them after my graduation from Cardome and was delighted to find that cousin Walter was giving a series of lectures at St. Louis University all on my beloved Shakespeare. Imo (we called her) would have none of it - she ended by joining the Little Sisters of the Poor and did marvelous work with them. The late Cardinal Glenn of St. Louis once visited this little community and when he saw Imo he said - "You don't belong here" to which she answered "That's what you think"! 
Name Variation  Imogene Blakely was also known as Sr. Mary De Chantel. 
Residence1909  When she lived at this address she was known as Miss Gene Blakely. She would not enter the convent for two more years.:CR:] 
Employment*1939 She was a Catholic nun; According to Susan H. Blakely "Aunt Sue" (Sr. Jane Frances) Imogene was called Sr. Mary de Chantel and was the only child of Walter and Nannie Hawes Blakely.

St. Mary's Infirmary 1536 Papin Street St. Louis, MO. 
Residence*1939 She lived in 1939 at St. Mary's Infirmary 1536 Papin, St. Louis, MO
Residence1945 She lived in 1945 at Mother House 1100 Bellevue Ave., St. Louis, MO; She was still living at this address in 1947. 
Last Edited18 Sep 2007

J. Kenneth Blakely1

M, #3817, b. 1902
Father*Eugene J. Blakely1 b. 8 Mar 1873
Mother*Carrie (?)1 b. 1876
Relationships2nd cousin 2 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
Birth*1902 J. Kenneth Blakely was born in 1902 at PA.1 
 He was the son of Eugene J. Blakely and Carrie (?).1 
Last Edited13 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

James Blakely1

M, #3230, b. 1877
Father*William James Blakely1 b. 26 Apr 1839, d. 7 Jan 1877
Mother*Mary Gensheimer1 b. 1850, d. c 1930
Relationships1st cousin 3 times removed of Stephens Blakely Woodrough Jr.
1st cousin 3 times removed of Page Annette Woodrough
ChartsSIMON RUFFNER
BLAKELY
Birth*1877 James Blakely was born in 1877 This son born after his father's death.1 
 He was the son of William James Blakely and Mary Gensheimer.1 
Note*circa 1930  Circa 1930 A note written by Paul Lendrum Blakely to his brother SLB tells of his mother's death and continues by saying she was "the mother of our cousins Josie, Sue and Gene Blakely, not to mention the unfortunate James." I have no clue what made James so unfortunate. 
Last Edited4 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.