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Blackwell, Cyrus W.

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Blackwell, Cyrus W.
March 07, 2007 08:43PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Breckinridge County.

CYRUS W. BLACKWELL was born in Breckinridge County, Ky., April 27, 1825,
and when six years old came with his parents to Orange County, Ind., where
he was reared, educated and has always resided, engaged in agricultural
pursuits [Northeast Township]. August 19, 1846, he wedded Mary A.,
daughter of John and Annie (Irvin) Baker, who was born July 16, 1828, in
Orange County, and children have been born to them, named Mary J., Margret
A., James N., Nancy C., George W., Calista E., John F., Dora E. and Frank,
living, and Laura, who died in infancy. Mr. Blackwell is a Republican and
for forty-three years has been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church,
of which his wife and six children are also members. Rev. John Blackwell,
father of Cyrus W. and son of James Blackwell, was a native of the Old
Dominion, born in 1802. With his parents he settled in Kentucky at an
early day, where he grew to manhood and married Jane Duncan. In 1831 he
moved to Orange County, Ind., and having joined the Missionary Baptist
Church in his youth he was here ordained a minister of that faith. For
years he preached in Lawrence, Orange and Martin Counties, accomplishing
much good and in company with Rev. Joseph Odell organized eight different
churches in the above counties. He died an honored and respected citizen
in 1852, and the death of his wife occurred the same year.
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