He was fireman on the N. Y. C. R. R. five years and engineer two and a half years on the same road after the war until he came to Kansas. He is a merchant by trade; he was married at Syracuse, N. Y., October 4, 1872, to Martha A. Mortimer, a native of Virginia. They have three children--Edward S., Arthur R. and Everett H. Capt. Blakely, is a member of the A. O. U. W., I. O. O. F. and G. A. R., Grand Legion, and Captain of Company F, First Regiment of the Kansas National Guards.
Captain Edward A. Blakeley, died in 1922, is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.
BLAKELEY, EDWARD A.—Age, 22 years. Enrolled, September 12,1861, at Syracuse, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, September 16, 1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 1, 1864; wounded in action, September 30,1864, at Chaffin's Farm, Va.; mustered in as first lieutenant, September 22, 1864; as captain, January 28, 1865; mustered out with company, August 31, 1865, at Fort Monroe, Va. Commissioned first lieutenant, November 30, 1864, with rank from September 20, 1864, vice G. C. Smith promoted; captain, March 14, 1865, with rank from January 28, 1865, vice L. V. S. Mattison promoted.