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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Affidavit of Henry and "Sarah" BLAKEY (22 Oct 1904)

Affidavit of Henry and "Sarah" BLAKEY (Jackson Co., MN: 22 Oct 1904). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

State of Minnesota
County of Jackson

Before me, A. W. Quinn, a notary public in and for the County of Jackson, State of Minnesota, personally appeared Henry Blakey and Sarah Blakey, both of Jackson County, Minnesota, who, being by me duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that they and each of them are personally acquainted, and have been for the past thirty years, with Martha Blakey; that they and each of them were during his life time personally acquainted with Edward Blakey and that the said Edward Blakey and Martha Blakey were husband and wife and that they were married in 1874 and lived together as husband and wife for seven years thereafter, and that they then parted and have never lived together since; that the said Edward blakey [sic] went to England in 1882 and lived there until 1889 when he died and that the said Martha Blakey is still living.

Partners A. W. Quinn Henry Blakey
H. H. Berge Sarah her x mark Blakey

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 22nd day October, 1904.

A. W. Quinn

Notary public
Jackson County, Minnesota


voxdoc said...

It can be assumed that "Sarah" is Jemima from the context of the affidavit. Possibly it is her middle name, but without further confirmation it can't be known for sure. Jemima also signed with her mark on her marriage certificate and on James' birth certificate. Some census documents also indicate that she was illiterate.

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