Charlotte Blakeman

B. Mar 11, 1826 D. Jul 27, 1903


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Charlotte Blakeman was born on Mar 11, 1826 in Ashland, Kentcuky to Moses Blakeman I and Betty King. She was 1 of 10 known children with which 6 of the were female. Charlotte married 3 times, first to John Plumb on Sep 21, 1842 in Scioto County, Ohio, where she had one daugther Margaret born 1843 died 1923. John Plumb born 1820 and died 1945. She then married Thomas Rowland in Jun 08, 1845 in Scioto County, Ohio. They had a daughter Mary born 1846 to 1926. Which I have no other record than the marriage on him. Then she married James Gillenwater on Mar 06, 1848 in Jackson County, Ohio to where they had 8 children between 1848 to 1866. We have a son Samuel is not in any census because he was only 1 year and died Sep 26, 1867. We have her in the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 census

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 about James Gillenwater Name: James Gillenwater State of Cemetery: Ohio Date of Death: 5 Jan 1876
The tombstone indicates that he served in Co. H of Ohio's 176th Infantry during the Civil War. Enlisted in the war on September 8, 1864 and was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on June 14, 1865. It is interesting that a Gillenwaters was in Hawkins Co., Tenn. in 1811 when a Moses Blakeman appears on the tax list there.

Charlotte passed away on Jul 27, 1903 in Pike County, Ohio. She is buried with her husband James in the Beaver Chapel Cemetery.
I found an obit for her memorial:
Beloved mother and friend, Charlotte Gillenwater was born on the 11 day of March, 1826 and in early youth came to Scioto county, O, from West Va. with Moses and Elizabeth Blakeman, her parents and was reared a Christain from early childhood. She was married to James Gillenwater who died June 5, 1875. She has shown her reverence and loyalty to her deceased husband by hard toil and sincerity and remained an honorable soldier's widow, a mother to many an orphan, a friend to many an outcast and was ever trying to do good and help those in trouble. When quite young she became a member of the Baptist church and succeeded in living a Christian through all disappointments of life holding on to the cross and saying "give me Jesus and you may take all the world from me." During her last illness she wrote her daughter, Mary a letter bidding her and all farewell, saying she was going to die and telling her how she longed to meet them all in the land of rest. In all of her illness she was never heard to murmer but would gently say, she longed to go where there is no suffering. Calm and sweetly-her last moments were spent. In the deep shadows of a summer evening, July 30, her spirit burst its earthly prison and took flight heavenward, leaving behind the weeping and wailing of those who mourned her loss. Mourning the mother are five children, three girls Mary, Hannah and Jane and two boys, William and James M. including her two brothers' James and Andrew and two sisters Malinda and Elizabeth and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.