James Blackstock (1839)

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James Blackstock was born 1 October 1839 in Henry County, Georgia to Wilson Blackstock (1812) and Sarah Humphrey (1812-1869) and died 6 October 1861 in Haralson County, Georgia of unspecified causes. Ancestors are from the United States.

Civil War Service

The date of death given is October 1861. However, this is also the date of the creation of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment that had a James N. Blackstock. The men of the 35th were recruited in the counties of Troup, Haralson, Bartow, Walton, Chattooga, Harris, and Gwinnett. James' brother Moses died in 1861, the date known at the time of this writing is 6 Feb 1861, which was months prior to the beginning of hostilities at the Battle of Fort Sumter.

Sources and notes

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  • National Parks Service's Civil War Soldiers System has an entry reading: James N. Blackstock Regiment: 35 Georgia Infantry, Company A, Rank in: Private. Rank out: Private. Film Number M226 roll 5. No direct link is available at this time, but may be found by searching for his name at the search page for soldiers.
  • The Famsearch record for Sarah Caroline Blackstock b. 1845 supports the given birth year, name and parents.



Sarah Blackstock, James' mother, applied for any unpaid monies due James. It states she his mother and is the legal heir. This also indicates that James was not married. The Civil War records also indicate that James died in Richmond, Virginia. The records are available online at

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