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Transcribed biography of Blachly


Thomas Blachly, the progenitor of the Blachly family in the New World, was born in England in 1615, and died in Boston in 1674. His father emigrated to England from Holland. Thomas disembarked from the good ship "Hopewell" at Boston Harbor, July 28, 1635, and in subsequent moves with his wife, Susanna Ball, lived in Hartford, New Haven, and Branford, Connecticut.

In direct line, following Thomas, came Aaron Blachly, Ebenezer (first), Ebenezer (second), Dr. Miller Blachly, Dr. William Boyd Blachly. The latter, Dr. William Boyd Blachly born in Trenton, New Jersey resided for twenty years in Washington county, Pennsylvania, then moved to Wayne county, Ohio in 1816, where he platted Blachleyville, December 16, 1833. From Wayne county, Ohio Dr. William Boyd Blachly, and his son, Dr. Cornelius, moved to Blachly's Corners, now known as Union Center, some six miles west of Valparaiso on June 6, 1836. Owning land three miles west of Valparaiso in Union township, he set aside a parcel of land for burial purposes, and known as the Blachly Cemetery, where he is buried.

Dr. William Boyd Blachly had two wives, Sarah VanSickle, who died in 1810, and was the mother of eight children, and Elizabeth Bartholomew, whom he married in 1811, was the mother of eleven children, and is buried at Blachly Cemetery.

As most families, their individual interests and activities were divided, some were farmers, others teachers, and a number of doctors.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 82

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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