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William Blackwell
(Abt 1773-Cir 1840)
Elizabeth (Betsy) Dixon Marshall
James (Alexander) Webb
Ann Hunt Smith
John Pomphrette Blackwell Sr.
Mary Ann Amy Webb
Robert Marshall Blackwell


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Sallie Green Strum

Robert Marshall Blackwell

  • Born: 7 May 1848, Granville/Vance Co., N.C 1
  • Marriage: Sallie Green Strum about 1873 in Nash, NC
  • Died: 10 Nov 1915, Nash Co., NC at age 67
  • Buried: 11 Nov 1915, Franklin Co., NC

bullet   Cause of his death was Acute Indigestion; contributory: Bright's Disease.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1880 Federal Census for Granville Co., N.C. (Dist 106, page 500B) records Robert Blackwell (32) with his wife Sally Green Blackwell (21) and their new born son, William R. (7/12) living in the Townsville District with Robert's parents, John (73) and Mary Ann (63) Blackwell.

By 1900 Robert and Sallie have moved to Nash Co., NC: The 1900 Federal Census for Castalia Township, Nash Co., NC, District 55 records Robert (May 1848) and Sallie G. (Aug 1858) Blackwell (indexed as Clackum at with children William R. (Oct 1879), John P. (Dec 1881), Mary A. (Feb 1884), Walter H. (Jan 1889), Dora G. (Dec 1890), Katie I (Nov 1894), and Garland W. (Dec 1896). Robert is a farmer and has been married to Sallie for 21 years. Sallie has had 8 children of whom 7 are still living. They are living next door to Sallie's brother, John Strum, and his family.

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004 <>
Name: Robert M Blackwell
Race: White
Age: 67
Date of Birth: 1848
Date of Death: 10 Nov 1915
Death County: Nash
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67
This same data base records the death of a Sallie G. Blackwell in Nash County ... see notes on Sallie Green Strum and a Robert Marshall Blackwell ... see below. Also, there is a 1917 WWI Draft record of a William Robert Blackwell living in Nash Co., NC. Thus it is reasonable to conclude that that the family moved to Nash Co. ,NC

The Robert Marshall Blackwell below is the grand son of this Robert Marshall Blackwell and son of Walter Henry Blackwell:
North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004 <>
Name: Robert Marshall Blackwell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Social Security Number: 241300408
Father's Last Name: B
Age: 67
Date of Birth: 7 Sep 1919
Birth Location: North Carolina
Birth State: North Carolina
Residence County: Nash
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 26 Jun 1987
Death City: Rocky Mount (P)
Death County: Nash
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87

bullet  Medical Notes:

North Carolina Death Certificate
Robert Marshall Blackwell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 67y 7m 2d
Birth Date: May 8, 1848
Birth Place: Granville, North Carolina
Educational Attainments: Read & Write
Occupation: Farmer
Death Date: Nov. 10, 1915
Death Location: Castalia, Nash Co., NC
Place of Burial: Franklin Co., NC
Informant: W. R. Blackwell, Rocky Mount, NC
Spouse's Name: married
Father's Name: John Pomphrette Blackwell, born in Granville, NC
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Webb, born in Alamance Co., NC


Robert married Sallie Green Strum, daughter of William H. Strum and Mary Ann Harris, about 1873 in Nash, NC. (Sallie Green Strum was born in Aug 1858, died on 13 Jan 1929 in Castalia, Nash Co., NC and was buried on 14 Jan 1929 in Family Cemetery.) The cause of her death was Endocarditis with decompensation; contributory: Influenza.

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