Leah Mathis Blackman(Photo courtesy of Arnold Cramer.)
Leah Blackmsn's "History of Little Egg Harbor Township" is available for purchase at the Bass River Community Library and the Tuckerton Historical Society. The cost is $35.00.
"Leah Blackman's Old Times and Other Writings" is available for purchase at the Tuckerton Historical Society. The cost is $22.20.
Leah's birthplace and girlhood home was located about a half mile in back of the walled mansion on Route 9 in Bass River Township. (July 22, 2004 photo by Pete Stemmer.)
1926 aerial photo showing the location of Leah Mathis Blackman's birthplace.
Chris Mathis (right) shows Steve Eichinger the corner stone to the survey of Leah Blackman's childhood homestead. Measurements from this stone pin point the placement of Leah's home on the property. (August 23, 2004 photo by Pete Stemmer.)
Chris Mathis waves over the area where Leah's girlhood home stood. Unfortunately, there is no trace of the home or it's foundation. The home location is on private property and is only accessable with Chris' permission. In fact, it's doubtful that anyone could find it without Chris' help. (August 23, 2004 photo by Pete Stemmer.)
Leah and her husband, Ezra Blackman. (Photo courtesy of June LeMunyon.)
The approximate location of Ezra Blackman's farm where Leah lived after her marriage. (Map courtesy of Google Maps.)
Leah Blackman's last residence was on Marine Street in Tuckerton. (Map adapted from Scott's 1876 Atlas)
Leah sleeps to the left of her husband, Ezra, in Greenwood Cemetery, Tuckertom. (Photo by Burrel Adams.)
• Brief biography of Leah Blackman in the October, 1998 edition of the "Bass River Gazette" Go to the last page. - http://bassriver-nj.org/pdf/h-gazette02--oct-1998.pdf• Leah Blackman's genealogies of major Little Egg Harbor families from her book, "The History of Little Egg Harbor Township." - http://bassriver-nj.org/history/-bass-river-family-genealogie.php• Leah Blackman's "The Old Friends Meeting House" poem - http://tuckertonlehhs.org/friends-meeting-poem.php