Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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BLAKEY, LEMUEL STOCKTON -- Born in Barron County, Kentucky, October 6, 1818, a son of Thomas and Nancy Anderson Blakey, who came to Texas in January, 1832 from Anderson Ferry, Jackson County, Tennessee with their ten children. The father, who was fifty-seven years of age, died within a few hours after landing at Velasco. Mrs. Blakey was born October 19, 1782 and died January 18, 1852 near Bastrop Texas.

Lemuel S. Blakey was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley's company at San Jacinto and was killed in the battle. His heirs on May 19, 1838 were issued Bounty Certificate No. 3461 for 960 acres of land, May 19, 1838 for Mr. Blakey's services in the army from February 29, to April 21, 1836. They received Donation Certificate No. 136 for 640 acres of land May 21, 1838 due him for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. In the Headright Certificate issued to them for one-third of a league of land due Mr. Blakey it was stated that he came to Texas in 1832.

Edmund J. Blakey, brother of Lemuel S. Blakey fought in the battle of Velasco June 26, 1832. He was also a member of Captain Billingsley's company in 1836, but was on furlough to attend to his mother when the battle of San Jacinto was fought. He was killed February 20, 1839 while serving with Jacob Burleson against Indians.

The children of Thomas and Nancy Blakey in order of birth were (1) Martha H., (2) Mahala T. (3) Sarah A., (4) Thursa N., (5) Nancy B., (6) Edward J., (7) John W., (8) Lemuel S., (9) Everett C. and (to) Evalina C. Blakey.

(1)Martha H, Blakey was born November 23, 1800 near Bowling Green, Kentucky and was married to Robert Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell died April 23, 1883.

(2)Mahala T. Blakey was born May 9, 1803. She was married three times. She was first married to John Anderson and after his death was married to Jeptha Boyce. After the death of Mr. Boyce she was married to William Simmons. Mrs. Simmons died May 23, 1878.

(3) Sarah A. Blakey was born September 30, 1805 and was married to Robert Anderson, brother of John Anderson. Mrs. Anderson died August 4, 1884.

(4) Thursa N. Blakey was born May 8, 1808 and was married to Noah Smithwick. Mrs. Smithwick died February 13, 1871.

(5) Nancy B. Blakey was born October 5, 1810 and was married to Jonathan Burleson in 1833.

(6)Edward J. Blakey was born June 13, 1813 and was killed by Indians, February 20, 1839 in the Brushy Creek fight.

(7)John W. Blakey was born December 29, 1815 and died January 15, 1852. His mother died three days later and her remains were placed beside his in the Blakey family cemetery on the Blakey headright on a bank of the Colorado River in Bastrop County.

(8) Lemuel S. Blakey was born October 6, 1818 and was killed at the battle of San Jacinto.

(9) Everett C. Blakey was born February 12, 1821 and died in March, 1871. He was married at Bastrop to Lizzie Ship.

(10) Evalina C. Blakey was born October 3, 1824 in Barron County, Kentucky, and died in Bastrop, Texas December 19, 1862. She was married to William Hackett Garrett.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: Yes
  • Wounded in Battle: Mortally wounded; died on the battlefield.
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Jesse Billingsley

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Blakely
  • Date of Birth: 1818 Oct 6
  • Birthplace: Kentucky, Barron County
  • Origin: Tennessee
  • Came to Texas: 1832 Jan
  • Date of Death: 1836 Apr 21
  • Burial Place: San Jacinto Battleground
  • Bounty Certificate: 3461
  • Donation Certificate: 136
  • Family at San Jacinto: Brother-in-law William Simmons fought at San Jacinto.