James Samuel Blakeman was born on Apr 11, 1837 in Scioto County, Ohio to Moses Blakeman I and Betty Elizabeth King. He was 1 of 9 known children of which 4 were boys. James married Abigail Havens on Dec 24, 1854 in Jackson County, Ohio. He was 5ft 8in dark complexion, blue eyed with black hair.
James passed away on Jun 21, 1913 in Stockdale, Marion Twnsp, Pike County, Ohio. James and Abigail are buried in Owl Creek Cemetery in Beaver, Pike County, Ohio. Also there are a son George and daughter Emily.