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Blakeman, Curtis Jr.

Born: 1807-12-20 Bridgeport, Connecticut

Died: 1875-04-26 Marine, Illinois

A Whig, Blakeman won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1842 and served until 1843. He returned to the House in 1846 and remained until 1850. During the Civil War, he served as captain of the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Blakeman's wife was Sarah Reynolds. In 1860, he was working as a farmer with seven children, and owned $20,000 in real estate and $5,000 in personal property.

Gravestone, Marine Cemetery, St. Jacob, IL; W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois and Its People 1812 to 1912 (Chicago: Lewis, 1912), 1:359, 565, 603; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 210, 214, 216; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Madison County, IL, 270.