Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Julia Anne Blackistone

Female - Abt 1835


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  • Name Julia Anne Blackistone 
    Birth St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Abt 1835  Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I105429  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Nehemiah Herbert Blackistone,   b. 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jun 1816, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Gardiner Hebb,   b. Abt 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Feb 1842, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 22 Aug 1801  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Pearson Alexander,   b. 1801, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1850, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 50 years) 
    Marriage 12 Sep 1826  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F44598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • === Research Notes from Linda Reno

      The first wife of William Pearson Alexander was Julia Ann Blackistone. A marriage license was issued in St. Mary’s County on September 12, 1826 to W. P. Alexander and Julia Ann Blakistone. Julia Ann was the daughter of Nehemiah Herbert Blackistone (d. 1816) and Eleanor Gardiner Hebb who married second, Charles Massey on November 15, 1817. This Charles Massey was undoubtedly from King George or Westmoreland Co., VA but I haven’t been able to locate his parents.

      12/29/1827: ST. MARY'S COUNTY COURT (Land Records) JH 8, 1827-1830 MSA CE 121-2 (page 58 ) (My Abstract). 12/29/1827- Charles & Eleanor G. Massey of St. Mary's Co. for our natural love and affection and the sum of $200 paid by *Julia Ann Alexander, our daughter, and William Kosciusko Alexander her son, both of King George Co., Va. one negro girl Amanda in joint tenancy to them. (Courtesy, Tom Jennings).

      Julia Ann Blackistone Alexander was deceased prior to her mother’s will (and before June 1835 if the marriage date for William P. to Hannah is correct). Eleanor named her granddaughter instead:

      Will of Eleanor Gardiner Massey, SMC, 2/27/1837-2/22/1842. Son: Henry Herbert Blackistone, all of my hall furniture except the clock and round table. Son: John Blackistone, the clock and round table. Son: Henry Herbert Blackistone, a negro girl named Harriett; a carriage and horses; and a silver cream pot and sugar pots for the use of my daughter, Jane Maria Hammett during her coverture and should she become a femme sole, to hers in fee. If she dies, leaving her husband, same is devised to her children.

      Granddaughter: Julia Ann Alexander, a negro woman named Caroline; two negro girls named Amanda and Sophia; a workstand; six silver dessert spoons; and one bedstead, bed, and furniture. I appoint my son, John Blackistone to take care of the same until my granddaughter arrives at the age of 18 or is married. If she dies before that time, the property bequeathed to her is devised to the children of my daughter, Jane Hammett.
      Children: Henry Herbert Blackistone, John Blackistone, and Jane Maria Hammett, the residue of my estate equally divided. The portion received by my daughter, Jane Maria Hammett is to be kept in the possession of my son, Henry Herbert Blackistone during the coverture of my daughter and should she become a femme sole, it is to be hers in fee.
      Execs.: Sons, Henry Herbert Blackistone and John Blackistone. Wit.: John M. Goldsmith, Bennet Neale, Henry Hebb. CODICIL: 11/8/1841. Son, Henry H. Blackistone, a negro woman named Fidelia and her two children and a negro girl named Susan for the use of my daughter, Jane Maria Hammett during her coverture and should she become a femme sole, to be hers in fee. If she dies leaving her husband, same is to go to her children. Witnesses: James Cooke, George Blackistone, Henry Hebb. (St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1836-1857 by Linda Reno).

      I’m assuming that William Kosciusko Alexander died before his grandmother as he wasn’t named in the will. I cannot find any records for Julia Ann Alexander after 1837.

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