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Delos Thurman "Yankee" Bligh (March 19, 1823 - March 1, 1890) was born in Franklin, Delaware County, New York to Julius Bligh and Amy Avery.

Known as "Yankee" Bligh, he was a contemporary of famed detective Allan Pinkerton. He was heavily involved in the pursuit of the James-Younger Gang, so much so that in 1875 Jesse James wrote letter to newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee denouncing Bligh. He gained an international reputation for his investigative police work. Queen Victoria of England gave as reward and commissioned painting of Bligh after he solved a $3 million forgery incident from Bank of England.

Bligh died March 1, 1890 in Louisville. He was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.