Andrew was born on Apr 10, 1833 in Greenup, Kentucky. He was 1 of 10 known children born to Moses Blakeman I and Betty King. He moved with his parents to Jackson County, Ohio and to Scioto County, Ohio. He married Mary Jane Plumb on Nov 2, 1857 in Scioto County, Ohio and to this union was born 13 known children; 7 boys and 6 girls. According to Andrew's discharge papers he was 5 feet 7 inches tall. complexion dark with blue eyes and dark hair. He was born in Kentucky and was a farmer. His army discharge papers shows he was discharged August 12th, 1862. There are two different marriage license for them, most likely one was for the day they applied and the other is the marriage.
In 1860, Andrew and new wife Mary were living with there 1 year old son Samuel in Jefferson, Scioto County, Ohio. They were still living in Jefferson in the 870 census. They moved to Marion, Pike County, Ohio in the 1880 and 1900 census. Finally he, moved to Lanesville, Sangamon County, Illinois with some of his children were living in nearby cities. Andrew checked into the US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1917
When Andrew Jackson Blakeman died he was in the Soldier's Home in Danville, Ill. Andrew served in the 91st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company F. Musted in July 1862 at Camp Ironton, Ohio by S. Beale. Mustered out 24, June, 1865 at Cumberland, Maryland by A. F. Kendall, Captain 91st O.V.I. & A.C.M Department of West Virginia. this information was found on the Scioto County web site under military. Andrew passed away on Mar 11, 1919 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois (DC 0014773). We are not sure where he and his wife are buried at but possibly in Pike County, Ohio.