Selia B BLEDSOE Yancy B BLEDSOE Oscar Newton BLEDSOE Mary Willie ALLEN Mini tree diagram

Jacob D BLEDSOE1,2

May 18381,2,3 - 11th Mar 19253

Life History

May 1838

Born in Milam, Tennessee.1,2,3


Married Mary Willie ALLEN in Tennessee.3

about 1866

Birth of daughter Selia B BLEDSOE in Tennessee.2

May 1866

Birth of son Yancy B BLEDSOE in Tennessee.4,1

Sep 1869

Birth of son Oscar Newton BLEDSOE in Tennessee.2

after 1900

Death of Mary Willie ALLEN in probably Lamar County, Texas.1

11th Mar 1925

Died in Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma.3

after 11th Mar 1925

Buried in Dennison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma.3


  • Dr Bledsoe and his wife Mary were both born in Tennessee.  Their greatgrandson Charles Christian reports form his genealogical research thatJacob was born in 1838 in Milam (County?) and Mary was from Alamo.Jacob and Mary were married in 1863.

    Charles reprots that Dr. Bledsoe participated in the Civil War andattained the rank of Captain.  He was wounded in the battle ofAtlanta.

    1870 Federal Census, Henderson County, Tennessee, 27 July, 9th CivilDistrict, PO Lexington, page 16, Hse/Fam #116
    Bledsoe, Jacob D 32 M W  MD  $500 personal estate born Tennessee
    Bledsoe, Mary W 24 F W  Keeping House born Tennessee
    Bledsoe, Yancy B 4 M W  Tennessee
    Bledsoe, Selia B 4 F W  Tennessee
    Bledsoe, Newton O  10months M W  Tennessee [b abt Sept 1869]

    According to grandson Charles Christian, Dr Jacob Yancy moved to Texasabout 1893.  We find Jacob and Mary together with their son Yancy andhis family for the 1900 census.  In 1900 they are in the very northernarea of Texas for the 1900 census, near the Red River in Lamar County,not far from Arkansas.  For the 1800 census, I could not find an entrydefinitely for Yancy's family.  There are Bledsoes in both Tennesseeand Texas with similar names, but I cannot find a John with Willie asa wife.

    Thus we do not know what route the Bledsoes took from Tennessee toTexas nor a precise time frame.

    1900 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas, 23 June, Justice Precinct 7,District 86, page 19B, east of Bee Bayou, Hse #335, Fam #346
    Bledsoe, John (?) Head W M May 1838  62  Married 35 years TN NC NC
    (The name is overwritten with census tally figures!)
    Bledsoe, Willy Wife W F Nov 1844  62  Married 35 years TN TN TN

    The name here likely was intended to be Jacob.  The Willy is probablyfor the W in Mary W recorded in 1870.  I have not found the Bledsoesin 1880.  Charles Christian tells me Jacob and Mary moved to Idabel,Oklahoma, where later we also find Yancy and Ceny.  Yancy and his wifeCeny are married in Texas, and we find them for the 1910 census in theadjoining county north of Red River in the new state of Oklahoma.

    Charles Christian gave the name of Yancy's brother to me as OscarNewton. I note that the names are reversed in the census of 1870.


  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas
    • 23 June, Justice Precinct 7, District 86, page 19B, east of Bee Bayou,
  • 2. 1870 Federal Census, Henderson County, Tennessee
    • 27 July, 9th Civil District, PO Lexington, page 16, Hse/Fam #116
  • 3. Charles O Christian, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Idabel, District 157, page 17B, Hill St, White Town, Hse

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