Blakeslee, Phillip

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Phillip Blakeslee was born in about 1846 in Jewett, Greene Co., NY[1]

Marriage & Children

At about 1864 he married Roxy____ who was born at about 1845 in Greene County and had the following known children:

  • Mary J. Blakslee[2]
  • Anna Blakeslee[2]
  • William Blakeslee[2]
  • Henry Blakeslee[2]
  • Laura Blakeslee[2]
  • Clarissa Blakeslee[2]
  • George W. Blakeslee[3]
  • Manley A. Blakeslee[3]

Military Service

Enlistment Date: 23 Feb 1864
Enlistment Place: Kingston, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 80th Infantry
Company: Company K
Muster Out Date: 29 Jan 1866
Muster Out Place: Portsmouth, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18. AKA Blaksly, Blackenly and Blicksly. He was deaf in his right ear as a result of the war.[4]

Born Jewett, Greene Co.,NY, Age 18, Farmer, Brown eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'8" tall.[1]

Sources Used:, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General for the State of NY for the year 1900, 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo


We know little about Phillip Blakeslee at this time. In the 1870 US Census in Coeymans Hollow, Albany County, NY, there was a Phillip Blakesley age 27 who was working as a farm laborer for Martin Merrit (B. abt 1827) and his wife Lydia.[5] In 1890 Phillip was recorded as living in South Westerlo.[4] It appears that Phillip and his family left New York State after 1892.


Phillip died on July 13, 1901 at Morris, NY[6]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 1875 Census, Greenville, Greene Co., NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 1892 Census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 1890 US Veterans Census, Westerlo, Albany Co, NY
  5. 1870 US Census, Coeymans Hollow, Albany Co, NY
  6. Civil War Pension Records @