Blakeslee, Edward a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at North Haven, Conn., June 27, 1776. He was compelled to leave Yale College in his senior year on account of the death of his parents. He was ordained deacon Feb. 24, 1788, and priest June 5, 1793. For three years after his ordination he preached in North Haven and its neighborhood; and then was assistant minister to the Rev. Dr. Mansfield in the parish at Derby, Conn., where he died July 15, 1797. See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 5. 413.