Blakeman, Phineas a Congregational minister, was born at Stratford, Conn., Feb. 14, 1813. He studied at Yale Theological Seminary for three years, and was licensed by the Hartford South Association in Aug. 1839. In 1841-42 he preached in New York state; then, 1843-44, in Jefferson, O.; then in Connecticut; then, 1847-49, in Orient, L. I. From Jan. 1853, to April, 1858, he was stated supply in North Madison, Conn. His next charge was the Congregational Church in Maquoketa, Ia., which he held three years. He next spent a year preaching in Marseilles, Ill., then ten months abroad, and in 1864 went to Leraysville, Pa. He died at Tonawanda, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1870, being at the time a member of the Buffalo Presbytery. See Obituary Record of Yale College, 1870.