Edward was born November 30, 1729 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, he was christened on December 21, 1729 and died in 1800. He married Margaret Harrison on May 26, 1757 in Overwharton Parish,Stafford County,Virginia. She was born in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, and died in 1805.
Edward was a Revolutionary War Patriot, his service was as a bearer of important letters and rendering material aid. He served as an ensign to General George Washington and due to his service he was entitled to 2000 acres of land. His DAR Patriot # is A010674.
Children of EDWARD BLACKBURN and MARGARET HARRISON are: i. WILLIAM BLACKBURN, b. Abt. 1748, Middlesex, County, Virginia; d. October 07, 1780, Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. ii. GEORGE BLACKBURN, b. January 16, 1745/46, Christchurch, Middlesex, County, Virginia.