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Blackburn Family Obituaries
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Arne H Trelvik

James Blackburn

DIED – At his residence in this neighborhood, on Friday evening last James Blackburn aged 73 years. The deceased was one of the few revolutionary soldiers, who have survived the half century which has elapsed since the war of Independence. Mr. Blackburn was born in Frederick county (Va.); at an early age he attached himself to the expedition commanded by Dunmore in 1774, under the King of England against the Indians. – Soon after the beginning of the revolutionary war, he joined in 1776 that part of the American Army commonly known by the name of “The Flying Camp” commanded by Gen. Bell. He Afterwards was with Gen. Clarke in this expedition against the Indians in 1780 and was one of the early settlers of Kentucky and Ohio.
He lived and died respected and esteemed by those who knew him – On Saturday last his remains were attended to the tomb by a large assembly of citizens where he was buried with the honors of Masonry.

Source: The Western Star, Lebanon Ohio, Tuesday, September 27, 1825
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
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Arne H Trelvik
21 June 2008

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