3 more generations of Blanchards

5th generation Robert, Ephraim, Aaron, Palitiah

Jethro Blanchard ca 1797 – | his parents
& 1820 Esther Phelps ca 1798 – | her parents
of Gates County NC


Jethro Blanchard ca 1797 –
married 18 Dec 1820 Esther Phelps ca 1798 –

Children of Jethro Blanchard and Esther Phelps:
1. John Wesley Blanchard ca 1822 –
married ca 1850 Leah Ann
a. Rufus ca 1852 –
b. Emma A ca 1855 – girl
c. Elisha ca 1858 –
d. Alonyra ca 1861 – girl
married Gates Co 19 Dec 1887 Sophia Pearce [Jones] ca 1837 –
2. son ? Pallatiah Blanchard ca 1823 – aft 1862
3. daughter
4. Henry H Blanchard ca 1830 –
5. Andrew J Blanchard ca 1832 –
6. Sarah Blanchard ca 1834 –
7. Esther Ann Blanchard ca 1836 –
8. Mary E Blanchard ca 1838 –
9. Jethro Blanchard ca 1840 –

1830 Census Jethro Blanchard 1 0/5, 2 5/10, 1 20/30, 1 30/40, 1f 0/5, 1f 5/10, 1 f 30/40
1840 Jethro Blanchard 1 5/9, 1 10/14, 2 15/19, 1 20/29, 1 40/49, 1 to 5, 1 5/9, 1 10/14, 1 15/19, 1 40/49
1850 Jethro Blanchard 53, Esther 52, Henry H 20, Andrew 18, Sarah 16, Esther Ann 14, Mary E, 12, Jethro 10.


6th generation Robert, Ephraim, Aaron, Palitiah, Jethro [or John or Fred]

Pallatiah Blanchard ca 1823 – bef 1870 | his parents
& Mary Hudgins ca 1825 – aft 1880 | her parents
of Gates County NC


based on research by Renee Blanchard Haynes


This Pallatiah Blanchard appears to be the grandson of the older Pallatiah who died in 1820 and would be the son of one of the older sons – John, Fred or Jethro.

Pallatiah died sometime after Feb 1862 when released under the Conscript Act and before 1870 was killed by a tree limb falling on him when he was in a horse and cart.

Children of Pallatiah Blanchard:
1. Louisa Blanchard 15 Mar 1847 – 17 July 1924
married 14 Sept 1864 Daniel Hobbs Sept 1836 – 1919
2. Susannah Blanchard 4 Sept 1850 – 5 Dec 1894
married 22 Feb 1871 John Squire Chappell Jan 1836 – 5 Jan 1910
she was his 2nd wife both buried in Chappell Family Cemetery
3. Alice Montgomery Blanchard 21 Dec 1853 – 29 June 1904
married 13 Dec 1877 Thomas D. Hofler 1810 – bef 1885
married 27 May 1885 William Henry [Bill] Hobbs d. 28 Feb 1931
4. Linnie Margaret (Maggie) Blanchard 1859 –
married 19 Jan 1881 William [Henry] King
5. George Washington Blanchard 9 Sept 1861 – 16 Nov 1952 Suffolk VA
married 13 Dec 1886 Eva Sarah Brown 22 Aug 1866 – 15 Jan 1903
married 13 Jan 1905 Martha Caroline [Cassie] Byrum 25 Aug 1884 – 6 Mar 1961
6. Mary P Blanchard ca 1862 –
“said to have married a Greek sailor and was never heard of again”

Marg. and George are living with their oldest sister Louisa in 1870 census.
Susan, Alice and Mary P are listed with their mother Sarah Blanchard, widow

in Gates Co Census in 1870
A Mary Blanchard is showing with daughters: Susan , Alice and Mary
She is age 45 daughters 19, 17 and 8
in 1880 Census
Mary Blanchard and daughter Mary P. is Living right above Louisa Blanchard Hobbs
She is 53 and a Widow and daughter is 17.
Aprox. birth date of Mary Blanchard is 1825


George Washington Blanchard 1862 – 1952 | his parents
& 1886 Eva Sarah Brown 1866 – 1903 | her parents
& 1905 Martha Caroline [Cassie] Byrum 1884 – 1961 | her parents
of Gates County NC


Children of George Washington Blanchard and Sarah Eva Brown:
1900 census shows that they had had 7 children with these 4 living at that time
1. Maude E Blanchard 6 June 1888 – dy bef 1900
2. Earnest L Blanchard 2 Oct 1889 –
living in Richmond VA 1952
married Lillie Dixie Boyce
3. Erma Blanchard 1 Jan 1891 – dy bef 1900
4. Georgetta Blanchard 18 April 1893 – dy bef 1900
5. Oliver C Blanchard 9 Apr 1895 – bef 1952
married ca 1916 Ruth E ca 1897 –
6. Alice F Blanchard 4 Aug 1897 –
7. George Winborne Blanchard 4 Oct 1899 [4?] – 24 July 1977 FL
living in Richmond VA 1952
8. Eleanor J Blanchard 22 Jan 1902 – dy?

Children of George Washington Blanchard and Martha Cassie Byrum:
1. Leslie Eugene Blanchard 7 June 1906 – 15 Jan 1973 Edenton NC
married 28 July 1925 Nancy Edith Boyce 3 Sept 1908 – 6 Feb 1989
a. Albert Ray Blanchard 1926 –
b. Leslie Earl Blanchard –
c. George Winborne Blanchard –
2. Sarah C [Bonnie] Blanchard ca 1908 –
3. Pattie J Blanchard 1909 –
4. Georgie Belle Blanchard 1911 –
5. Willetta H Blanchard 1913 –
6. Myrtle L Blanchard 1916 –
7. Pearl Edna Blanchard 1917 –
living in Portsmouth VA 1952
married Doughtie
9. Richard Murray Blanchard 24 Oct 1918 – 4 Feb 1965
living in Suffolk VA 1952
married Ethel Bagett 14 Oct 1917 – 24 Nov 1996 OH
10. Virginia Blanchard 1925 –
living in Baton Rouge LA 1952
married Lionel Howard Prescott

On 1930 census George W Blanchard is living with son Leslie and family in Chowan Co.
and Martha and the rest of the children are living in Suffolk.

Obit: Suffolk News Herald – Nov. 17, 1952 “Funeral Service for George Washington Blanchard, 91. who died Sunday morning at 4 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Baggett, of Nansmond County, after a long illness, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the R. W. Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Sydney Cobb pastor of the Great Fork Baptist Church conducting the services. Burial will follow in the Holly Lawn Cemetery. He was the son of the late Paltire and Sarah Spivey Blanchard of Gates County, N.C. A retired sawyer, he was formerly connected with C. W. Evans Lumber Company of Edenton, N.C. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Byrum Blanchard of Norfolk; six daughters; Mrs. C. J. Warren of Whaleyville; Mrs. J. L. Wood; Mrs. E. R. Ward; and Mrs. Baggett, all of Nansmond County; Mrs Edna Doughtie of Portsmouth and Mrs. L. H. Prescott, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four sons, Ernest and G. W. Blanchard, both of Richmond; L.E. Blanchard; of Edenton, N.C., and Murray Blanchard, of Suffolk; 28 grandchildren , 15 great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.”

e-mail from Renee Haynes 17 June 2006

Yes. That made us all sit up and say , Hmmm— but in the interviews — my Uncle did in the 1960’s …a granddaughter said it was Mary Hudgins …..also on 3 of the kids marriage certificate …it states Mary Blanchard……..

 

Now we have many suppositions….: Mary Sarah Spivey — Mary Hudgins — Maybe confused with Grandmother …We also have family lore that Pallatiah was buried on Spivey land.?????? So maybe it is Spivey?

 

It appears that George Washington Blanchard’s 2nd wife — Martha Caroline Byrum Blanchard —gave the information on his Death Certificate…..also GW Blanchard on his death certificate stated that GW was Female….so even on official documents …you get errors.

 

I will get back to you on the daughters….alot went by nicknames…. Renee

4 thoughts on “3 more generations of Blanchards”

  1. Hello Dale:

    Are you a descendant? I would love to exchange information with you. It was family lore that was passed on ….so sorry no actual documented proof.
    Regards, Renee Blanchard Haynes

  2. I see my dad’s name is listed about “George Winborne Blanchard”. It’s interesting to read about his family.

  3. Hey Renee,
    I am trying to get proof of Palatiah Blanchard’s death (II). Could you send me in the right direction of where you read that he was killed by a tree limb falling on him, please? Thanks so much!

    Dale Spencer

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