Biographical Sketch of Ira J. Blakeley

Blakeley, Ira J., Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1815. He was a foreman at the Eagle Mills for fifteen years and a keeper in the Denmore prison in New York for over twenty years, and returned to Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1880, where he now resides. He was married in 1836 to Betsey B. Downing, a daughter of Major Downing, of Bristol, Vt. She died in 1865, leaving one son, Ira J. He married his second wife, Mrs. Cornelia A. (Field) Houghton, in 1880. She was a daughter of Solomon Field. She had two daughters by her first husband, Elizabeth and Alice Houghton. Ira J. Blakeley was a son of James and Catherine (Stoat) Blakeley. He was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., where he died in 1824. They had a family of five children, two of whom are now living, Mrs. Ida M. Brydia and Ira J. Mrs. Blakeley died in Canada.



Addison County VT,

Smith, H. P. History of Addison County Vermont: With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men And Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & co., 1886.

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