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John Blackwell was born in 1775.  His son George was born in 1801.  In turn, Henry, fifth son of George Blackwell
was born in 1839.  Henry Blackwell 10.2.5 emigrated first to New York in 1851 and then after spending three years
on his own working in New York from age 11 to 14, he traveled to Ontario, Canada to meet with his father and
brothers.  They then left a few short years later for Minnesota and arrived there in 1857.  Henry met and married
Amanda VanLoon, daughter of Minor VanLoon and Charity Davenport.  From this union, came a number of
children.  Their first born was Mary Janette Blackwell.  She married Frank Mackenzie.  In turn, their daughter, Ruth
Emma Mackenzie married Charles Cohoes.  From this union a number of children came.  One of those children
was Floyd Cohoes who eventually married Neva Briggs.  From this marriage came Marilee Suzanne Cohoes. 
Marilee came to be married to Louis Larkey.  In turn, they also had a family that is shown in this website as well. 
This "Mini Website" is a website showing the Line of Marilee Larkey (Cohoes) and her family, who have provided
so much information for us


   Henry Blackwell                                                

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Marilee Larkey nee Cohoes   -  A serious contributor to this website and a wonderful provider of general information to others who are
searching for their Family connections.   In response to the generous support of her own Genealogy efforts for her family, we have
provided this Mini Website to show the Lineage of Marilee. 

View the Mackenzie side of Marilee Larkey
 

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The Family of John Blackwell of 1775 and Hannah Cook
1.  The Family of John Blackwell of 1775 and Hannah Cook
10th Generation 10 John Blackwell      The first documented Blackwell
b. 1775  
Chr.  3  Sept. 1775  Cowley, Gloucester, England.
d. after 1800
(probably before 1851 as there is no listing in the Census)
Married:  April 8, 1800  Cowley, Gloucester, England
(Gloucester Marriage Index 1800 - 1837)
Hannah Cook

The Children of John Blackwell and Hannah Cook  Children of John Blackwell and Hannah Cook
The Children of John Blackwell and Hannah Cook
11th Generation
10.1 John Blackwell 
This information is listed by (I.G.I) (Unconfirmed at this time)
10.2
George Blackwell  m. Mary Barradell      Second born of John and Hannah
The Family of George Blackwell of 1801 and Mary Barradell
2.  The Family of George Blackwell of 1801 and Mary Barradell
11th Generation 10.2 George Blackwell
b.   1 Jan  1801 Brimsfield, Gloucester, England
(Confirmed date by information on Tombstone reading) 

Chr.  Feb  1801 Brimsfield, Gloucester, England                          
d.   1 Mar. 1877 Holmes City township, Minnesota, USA - Age 76 Years  2 Months.     
Married:  4 Mar. 1824 Cowley, Gloucester, England     
Parish of Badgeworth  (Near Cheltenham)

Mary Barradell    
b.  29 Oct. 1797 Withington, Gloucester, England
d.  12 Nov 1864  Shurdington, Gloucester, England 

Recorded as age 68 at time of death. (Near Cheltenham)


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Mary Barradell nee Blackwell
1797 - 1864
Wife of George Blackwell 10.2


The Children of George Blackwell and Mary Barradell  Children of George Blackwell (10.2) and Mary Barradell
The Children of George Blackwell and Mary Barradell
12th Generation
10.2.1 Elizabeth Blackwell
10.2.2 Sophia Blackwell
10.2.3 John Blackwell  
10.2.4 George Blackwell Jr.
10.2.5
Henry Blackwell       The fifth born of George and Mary
10.2.6 William Blackwell   (Adopted.   Complete Name is  James W. Blackwell)

The family of George Blackwell and Mary Barradell consisted of two girls and four boys. 
The last son was adopted.  The girls had no children so all our Blackwell Lineage comes from the four sons.
The Larkey Line is through Henry Blackwell 10.2.5 who was the firth born son.  That is why all family number of the Larkey family start with 10.2.5



The Family of Henry Blackwell of 1839 and Amanda Van Loon
3.  The Family of Henry Blackwell of 1839 and Amanda Van Loon
10.2.5 Henry Blackwell
b.  25 Aug 1839  Cheltenham, Gloucester, England.  Leckhampton Parish, Leckhampton, Gloucester, Eng.
d.  27 Jan 1903  Holmes City, Minnesota                 Henry was buried in the VanLoon Cemetery, Homes City, MN.
Married:  29 Mar 1860  in Meeker Co., Minnesota.
Amanda VanLoon
b.  13 Aug 1841  Plymouth, Pennsylvania.
d.  13 Apr 1921  Holmes City, Minnesota
(In the home of her son, Stephen)     CertID#1921-MN-003434
She is the daughter of Miner Van Loon and Charity Davenport
Amanda was buried in the VanLoon Cemetery, Holmes City, MN.
The Children of Henry Blackwell and Amanda VanLoon
The Children of Henry Blackwell and Amanda VanLoon
13th Generation
10.2.5.1  Mary Janette Blackwell        The first born of Henry and Mary
10.2.5.2  Frances Blackwell
10.2.5.3  William Minor Blackwell
10.2.5.4  John Blackwell
10.2.5.5  Emma Blackwell
10.2.5.6  Stephen A. Blackwell

Mary Janette Blackwell abt 1878
    Mary Janette Blackwell
      Photo about 1876
            Photo 137


The Family of Mary Janette Blackwell of 1861 and Frank Mackenzie
4.  The Family of Mary Janette Blackwell of 1861 and Frank Mackenzie
10.2.5.1 Mary Janette Blackwell
b.  4 May 1861  Meeker County, Minnesota
d. 25 Dec 1900  Minnesota.
  She died at home during childbirth.
Married: 19 July 1878  Holmes City, Minnesota
Franklin Benjamin Mackenzie  
b.  2 Mar 1857  Fort Snelling, Minnesota
d. 13 Aug 1939  Britton, South Dakota
  (Obituary below)
The Children of Mary Janette Blackwell and Frank Mackenzie  Children of Mary Janette Blackwell and Frank Mackenzie 
The Children of Mary Janette Blackwell and Frank Mackenzie
14th Generation
10.2.5.1.1  John James Mackenzie
10.2.5.1.2  Ruth Emma Mackenzie        The second born of Mary Janette and Frank
10.2.5.1.3  Benjamin Mackenzie
10.2.5.1.4  Sarah Josephine Mackenzie
10.2.5.1.5  Ernest Mackenzie
10.2.5.1.6  Martha Louise Mackenzie
10.2.5.1.7  Mary Jane Mackenzie  See paragraph 
 below

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Death of Baby
Upon the death of Mary Janette Blackwell it was reported that the baby also died.  However, the baby survived.   Kathryn Johnson, a resident of Minnesota and a provider of information to this website, has found newspaper clippings explaining why there was such confusion over the apparent death of Mary Janette and her daughter named Mary Jane.  "We had a newspaper account of the death of Mary Janette on Dec. 25, 1900.  That report said her death was followed by her newborn baby.  I recently located the following newspaper account from the Alexandria Citizen of Jan. 10, 1901.- Page 8, Col. 4.  It states - """We were wrongly informed in regard to McKenzie's newborn baby and told that it died at the same time as its mother.  The baby is still living and doing well.""".   Kathryn Johnson has also been able to find confirmation of the birth rite of Frank Mackenzie.  It had been reported that Franklin was the son of William L. Mackenzie.  Another account stated he was the son of John McKenzie.  Kathryn has found a report in the Alexandria Post of Jan. 24, 1901 an item that was in turn, from the Hutchinson, Minnesota Newspaper which stated that the wife of Franklin McKenzie (Mary Janette) had died.  It also states that the McKenzie's came to Hutchinson in 1856 and from there came to Holmes City.  It says Franklin was the son of John H. McKenzie and a nephew of William McKenzie.    (See Photo 103 below of John H. Mackenzie)  After the death of Mary, Frank married Miss. Lilly Moses of Battle Lake, Minn. in 1915.  Note:  Mary was not of age so Henry Blackwell (her father) signed for her.  Witnesses were Emma V. Blackwell (wife of Stephen VanLoon who remarried to James W. Blackwell 10.2.6) and Henry Blackwell 10.2.5.   Married  by John Salmons.
One of Mary Janette's children, the second born, Ruth Emma Mackenzie, was the person that continued the line into the present day Larkey Family.  It was Mary Janette (10.2.5.1) that died during child birth on Dec 25, 1900. 


Frank Mackenzie / Marie Morse
about 1912
Photo 138

Frank Mackenzie is the son of John H. Mackenzie - Indian Fighter - Excellent Story



The Family of Ruth Emma Mackenzie of 1883 and Charles W. Cohoes
5.  The Family of Ruth Emma Mackenzie of 1883 and Charles W Cohoes
14th Generation
10.2.5.1.2 Ruth Emma Mackenzie 
b. 21 Jul 1883  Holmes City, MN. (Date taken from Obituary) (Obit below)
d. 12 May 1942  St. Paul, Minnesota.  Age 58 years.    Cert # 1942 - MN - 024319
Buried in Livonia Cemetery, Livonia Township, Sherburne Co., MN.
Note:  Another date is offered for her birth date as 10 Jan 1884 in Holmes City (Rec. in Book A P134 Line 1)
Married: 30 Mar 1903  Minnesota.
Charles W. Cohoes 
b.    8 Aug 1874  Point Douglas, Denmark Township, Minnesota
d. 29 Mar 1966  Princeton, Mille Lac County, Minnesota.
  Cert # 1966-MN-006292
He was buried in Livonia Cemetery, Livonia Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota.
According to the MN Death Cert. his mother's maiden name was TRUAX.    
The Children of Ruth Mackenzie and Charles Cohoes
The Children of Ruth Mackenzie and Charles Cohoes
15th Generation Children of Ruth Emma MacKenzie (10.2.5.1.2) and Charles W. Cohoes
10.2.5.1.2.1  Merton John Cohoes

10.2.5.1.2.2  Floyd Wrighter Cohoes        The second born of Ruth and Charles
10.2.5.1.2.3  Estelle Jeanette Cohoes
10.2.5.1.2.4  Norman Charles Cohoes

 

It was Ruth Mackenzie that married Charles Cohoes.  In doing so, they had four children. 
The second born son, Floyd Cohoes was eventually married Neva Briggs. 
This opened the door to the beginning of the Larkey connection.


Children of Ruth Emma MacKenzie
Photo 140

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The Life of Neva Briggs

An excellent writing worth reading


The Family of Floyd Wrighter Cohoes of 1906 and Neva Briggs
6.  The Family of Floyd Wrighter Cohoes of 1906 and Neva Briggs
15th Generation 10.2.5.1.2.2 Floyd Wrighter Cohoes
b.   3 Sep 1906  Livonia Township, Sherburne Co., Minnesota,
d. 10 Oct 1990  Forest Lake, Washington Co., Minnesota.  
Cert # 1990 - MN - 028284
He is buried in Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake, MN.
Married:  23 Nov 1938  Zimmerman, Sherburne Co., Minnesota.

Neva Elsie Briggs
b. 14 Jan 1914  Zimmerman, Sherburne Co., Minnesota
The Children of Floyd Cohoes and Neva Briggs
The Children of Floyd Cohoes and Neva Briggs
16th Generation Children of Floyd Cohoes and Neva Briggs
10.2.5.1.2.2.1
  Marilee Suzanne Cohoes        The first born of Floyd and Neva
10.2.5.1.2.2.2  Richard Floyd Cohoes
10.2.5.1.2.2.3  Layton Charles Cohoes

Father and Mother to Marilee Larkey

Neva Elsie Briggs    Floyd Wrighter Cohoes  1906 - 1990
      Neva Elsie Briggs               Floyd Wrighter Cohoes
 Photo 141                          Photo 142

With the marriage of Floyd Cohoes and Neva Briggs came three children.  The eldest, Marilee Cohoes was born.  Marilee eventually married Louis Larkey.  This was the start of the Larkey connection with it's roots going back to John Blackwell of 1775, then to George Blackwell of 1801, through George's son, Henry Blackwell who was born in 1839.  Marilee became involved in this Blackwell Genealogy and has been a regular contributor to the website.

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Marilee Larkey - Daughter of Floyd Cohoes & Neva Briggs
Marilee Suzanne Cohoes - Larkey
Daughter of Neva Briggs and Floyd Cohoes
Wife of Louis V. Larkey
Photo 143

The Article below is submitted by Marilee Larkey (Cohoes)
The Article below is submitted by Marilee Larkey (Cohoes)
Footnote:
This is from the Floyd W. Cohoes Appreciation Day Dinner Held at the Forest Lake Senior High School, Forest Lake, Minnesota on May 20, 1972.  This event was in honor of my Father's retirement.

Floyd W. Cohoes, honored by the Forest Lake community today for thirty years of educational service, was born on September 3, 1906 near Zimmerman, Minnesota.  Floyd was the second child of Ruth and Charles Cohoes who farmed their land in Sherburne County for many years.  Floyd’s first exposure to education came in a one room school house in Sherburne County where he attended grades one to eight.  Upon graduation he began high school at Zimmerman, but since the school only provided one year of education at that time,
Floyd then moved to Gwinner, North Dakota where he continued his high school education while living with his grandparents Mackenzie.  He returned to Minnesota for his senior year, graduating in 1924 from Elk River High School.  Saint Cloud College was Floyd’s next educational step as he entered his freshman year in 1925.
His bachelor’s degree goal was interrupted, however, by a period of fifteen years during which he began teaching but continued working toward his degree evenings, Saturdays and during summer vacation.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1941 from Saint Cloud.  From 1925 until 1936 Floyd taught in and around the Zimmerman area, mostly in small rural schools.  It was during this time that Floyd met and married the former Neva Briggs who was also a native of the Zimmerman area.  Neva had also been a teacher and in fact began teaching in the Zimmerman area in a rural school in which Floyd had taught the previous year.  Floyd and Neva were married on November 23, 1938.  Floyd came to Forest Lake in the fall of 1942 as a junior high teacher of Mathematics and Business Relations.  Three years later, in 1945, he became assistant principal of the high school.  In 1949 Floyd was appointed principal of the high school and in the early 1960s principal of the senior high school.  In 1942 Floyd began working on his administration credits and continued to do so summers, Saturdays and evenings until he completed his work here in Forest Lake in the summer of 1970.  Floyd’s interest in youth extends beyond the school, also, for he has been involved with the Boy Scouts as a leader in Zimmerman, Saint Paul and Forest Lake.  He was also a 4-H leader in Ramsey County.  In addition, he taught first aid classes in Ramsey County and in Forest Lake.  Most recently, he was honored by being named an honorary member of the Forest Lake Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.  Among his community achievements, which are many, Floyd can be proud of his charter membership in the Lions Club and of his service on the Forest Lake Township Board.  It was Floyd who made the motion to begin work on the first section of sewer line which will eventually encircle all three lakes of the Forest Lake chain.
To supplement his teaching income, Floyd has combined his love of the outdoors with work on many occasions.  From 1946 until 1960 he and his family worked hard at a fruit and vegetable garden selling their produce locally as well as at city markets.  Floyd‘s hobbies of hunting, fishing and camping are a source of relaxation for the whole family.  Floyd’s other great hobby is traveling and his adventures have taken him around the world.  In the summer of 1969 Floyd and Neva joined an M.E.A. tour to Europe where they visited ten countries.  Their main mission was to visit the grave of Floyd’s cousin, Duane Mackenzie, whom his family had raised and who was killed in World War II.  The mission was difficult but successful.
In addition to his travels in the United States and to Europe, Floyd’s latest adventure was an M.E.A. tour to Russia during Christmas vacation in 1970 with a friend from Two Harbors, Minnesota.  The best traveling, however, has been with students.  In 1966 Floyd and Neva accompanied the Forest Lake High School Band to New York, where the band won third place in competition sponsored by the annual convention of the Lions Club.
Floyd is a source of pride to his family and to the entire Forest Lake community which honors him on the occasion of his retirement.  Throughout his long educational career, he has been totally dedicated to the youth whom he has served.  His honesty and devotion are a source of inspiration for all who meet him.
In announcing his retirement to his students, Floyd said, “I’ve had thirty wonderful years here…..and I’m awfully glad I came your way.”  The community of Forest Lake, Floyd’s friends and family today express their appreciation for Floyd W. Cohoes coming our way.

Floyd W. Cohoes died on October 10, 1990 after a long and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

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The Family of Marilee S. Cohoes of 1940 and Louis Larkey
7.  The Family of Marilee S Cohoes and Louis Larkey
16th Generation 10.2.5.1.2.2.1 Marilee Suzanne Cohoes 
b. 11 Feb 1940  St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.
Married:  30 Jun 1962  Scandia, Washington Co., MN.

Louis Vernon Larkey
b.  5 May 1939  St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

Marilee Larkey   Louis Vernon Larkey
Marilee  Larkey           Louis V. Larkey
Photo 144                Photo 145


The Children of Marilee and Louis Larkey
The Children of Marilee and Louis Larkey
17th Generation          
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1  Todd Nicholas Larkey    First born
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.2  Timothy C. Larkey         Second born
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.3  Brian Louis Larkey         Third born
Family of Todd Larkey and Shanon Garrison
8.  The Family of Todd Larkey and Shannon Garrison
7th Generation 10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1  Todd Nicholas Larkey
b. 13 Jan 1965  Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.
m.  East Bethel, Anoka Co., Minnesota
Shanon Marie Garrison
Children of Todd Larkey and Shannon Garrison
The Children of Todd Larkey and Shannon Garrison
18th Generation Children of Todd Larkey and Shanon Garrison
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1.1
Heather Marie Larkey
b.9 Jun 1988 Fridley, Hennepin Co. MN.

10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1.2
Matthew Tyler Larkey
b.18 Mar 1998  Robbinsdale, Hennepin
Children of Timothy Larkey and Kari Renken   17th Generation 10.2.5.1.2.2.1.2  Timothy C. Larkey
9.  The Family of Timothy Larkey and Kari Renken
17th Generation 10.2.5.1.2.2.1.2  Timothy C. Larkey
b. 20 May 1968  Chisago City, Chisago Co., MN.
Married:  5 Feb 2005  Scandia, MN.
Kari Lynn Renken
b. 12 Oct 1972  Colorado Springs, CO.
Children of Brian Larkey and Jennifer Betz
10. The Family of Brian Larkey and Jennifer Betz
17th Generation 10.2.5.1.2.2.1.3  Brian Louis Larkey
b. 23 Apr 1975  Chisago City, Chisago Co., MN.
m. 30 Aug 1997  Scandia, Washington Co., Minnesota

Jennifer Lynn Betz
b. 18 Jun 1976  Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.
The Children of Brian Larkey and Jennifer Betz
The Children of Brian larkey and Jennifer Betz
18th Generation
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.3.1  Madisyn Mackenzie Larkey
b.  9 Sep 2003

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From the birth of John Blackwell 10. in Cowley, Gloucester, England in 1775
to the birth of Madisyn Larkey 10.2.5.1.2.2.1.3.1 is a span of 235 Years (2010)

Listing the Generations to present day... 1775 to 2003

10.      John Blackwell  Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather b. 1775
  10.2      George Blackwell  Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather b. 1801
10.2.5      Henry Blackwell  Great Great Great Great Grandfather b. 1839
         10.2.5.1      Mary Janet Blackwell  Great Great Great Grandmother b. 1861
  10.2.5.1.2      Ruth Mackenzie  Great Great Grandmother b. 1883
10.2.5.1.2.2     Floyd Cohoes    Great Grandfather b. 1906 
      
     10.2.5.1.2.2.1    Marilee & Lewis Larkey Grandparents b. 1940
                                                    10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1  Todd Nicholas Larkey b. 1965  Father of Heather and Matthew
                 10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1.1 Heather Marie Larkey b.1988           

           .10.2.5.1.2.2.1.1.2 Matthew Tyler Larkey b. 1998     
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.2  Timothy C. Larkey b. 1968     
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                                   . .10.2.5.1.2.2.1.3  Brian Louis Larkey b. 1975 Father of Madisyn
10.2.5.1.2.2.1.3.1  Madisyn Larkey..            

The Lineage of Marilee Larkey by Photo
The Lineage of Marilee Larkey by Photo


Mary Janette Blackwell abt 1878 Floyd Wrighter Cohoes  1906 - 1990 Marilee Larkey - Daughter of Floyd Cohoes & Neva Briggs
    Henry Blackwell       Mary Janette Blackwell     Ruth Mackenzie                Floyd Cohoes                          Marilee Cohoes        

The line from 1839 to Present
Photo Group 146

Back to Henry Blackwell of 1839

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