Historical Rosters Database
John W. BlakeyRoster ID 2816
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John W. Blakey, Class of 1867 (non-graduate). Genealogy: Born ca. November 1845; Father- George Smith Blakey; Mother- Susanna Winston Davis; both parents were born, lived, and died in Greene County, Virginia near Stanardsville; paternal grandparents- William Blakey of Greene County, VA, and Mary Gaines of Madison County, VA. VMI Record: Entered VMI on October 15, 1863 and resigned January 29, 1864 (3 1/2 months). Marriage: never married. Military record: Enlisted February 19, 1864 as a Private in Company G., 25th Battalion Virginia Volunteers, Local Defense Troops (more familiarly known as Richmond City Battalion, Capt. Lucien L. Bass's Co.); frequently hospitalized for "emaciation and debility following severe attack of measles." Died in hospital in Petersburg, VA November 17, 1864.|