Some of the Descendants of
Thomas Blanchard
Who Came to New England in 1639
First Seven Generations

This is a genealogy of my Blanchard ancestors. All of these lines of descent come through my paternal grandmother Bertha Harriet (Tirrell) Maxfield (1875-1939). A basic source providing much information on this family is:

Chamberlain, George Walter. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts: vol. 3,4. Genealogies of Weymouth Families. Boston, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

I have not attempted to duplicate all of his research, but have relied on it in telling this story.


FIRST GENERATION

THOMAS1 BLANCHARD died at Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 21 May 1654. He first married probably at England probably before 1622, his unidentified first wife. She died sometime before 1637. Thomas second married at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, on 15 May 1637 ANN (BENT) BARNES. She was baptized at Penton-Grafton, Hampshire, England, on 16 July 1602, a daughter of Robert and Agnes (Gosling) Bent. She died at sea between 13 April and 23 June, 1639. She was the widow of RICHARD BARNES. Thomas third married after 1639 MARY SHRIMPTON. She died at Charlestown between 1663 and 3 April 1676.[1]

Thomas Blanchard left London, England on or soon after 12 April 1639 (the date on which passage was paid) on board the Jonathan, with his second wife, Ann (Bent) (Barnes) Blanchard, his step-son, Richard Barnes, his mother-in-law, Agnes (Gosling) Bent, a young woman of undetermined relation to his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Plimton,[2] and probably his four sons by his first wife, George, Thomas, Samuel and Nathaniel. It was a tragic journey. Thomas' wife gave birth to a child on board, and both child and mother died. Thomas cared for his mother-in-law, who was seriously ill. One of the other passengers, Frances Cooke, later reported:

That shee this depont come into New England in the same shipp wth Thomas Blanchard in the yeare 1639 and lying in the next cabbine to him and his wives mother sayth that the said Thomas Blanchard did wholly take care and paynes wth his wives mother all the way over (except some little help some tyme of a weake gerle who was a kinsweoman of hers) and the old weoman what wth her age and what wth her sicknes, for she was sick all the way his trouble and paynes wth her was such that it was unseemely for a man to doe, but there was no other save that little helplesse gerle his kinsweoman, and continued his care and paynes wth her all the way from London to Nantaskith and endured very much wth her untill the shipp came to Nantaskith and ancored there and this depont came away before shee was dead. [3]
Another passenger, Thomas Gould, also testified:
That about thirteene yeares since this Depont comeing over in a shipp wth Thomas Blanchard here into New England this depont saw none nor knew none that had care of an old weoman wch this depont apprhended to be the sd Blanchards mother in law, but the said Blanchard; there was a mayde of some stature but this depont perceived that she did little or nothing in cookeing to the sayd old weoman yet this deponts cabbine was over against them, neither did this depont see her up on nights about her but this depont well remembers that he saw the said Thomas Blanchard take much paynes about the old weoman as of his owne famyly. [4]
Thomas' mother-in-law evidently died after the Jonathan had reached Boston Harbor, but before they could disembark.

We know this much about the journey of the Jonathan because of a legal suite several years later. In 1652, Richard Barnes, Thomas' step-son, sued Thomas for £ 20, which his grandmother, Agnes (Gosling) Bent, had left for him in her will. The finances become more complicated, as Peter Noyes, probably a relation, had handled all of the financial arrangements for the journey; upon arrival, Richard Barnes went to live with his uncle and closest relation, John Barnes, who came to New England the previous year; and Thomas Blanchard had promised his wife and mother-in-law to care for Richard. In 1646, Richard Barnes, who had been in the household of his uncle John Bent, was apprenticed to Thomas Blanchard. When Richard became of age, he wanted to know, Who had his £ 20? Thomas said John had it; John said Thomas had it. After much confusing testimony, William Marble testified,

I heard Thomas Blanchard say Brother Bent did not these eys of myne and those eys of yours se Mr Noice bring in Richard Barnes 20lb his mother gave him and lay it downe uppon a table in yor house; at which John Bent stood sylent a little while and then Replyed Bror you are decieved and After another little pause sayd it was in my mothers house. [5]

The name Blanchard, in the earliest records spelled Blancher, is of French origin. Family genealogist in the Nineteenth Century believed Thomas Blanchard and his brother Joseph Blanchard to be of French Huguenot origin, born in Normandy. I have seen nothing to support that claim. Although a common name in France, the name Blanchard is also occasionally found in England since the Norman conquest. Whether of French or English origin, Thomas Blanchard was living in London before emigration. He was of modest means, as Nicholas Noyes reported, "there was a gathering among christians in england to help him over."[6] That would be a collection of money to buy his passage.

The first record we have of Thomas Blanchard is of his marriage to widow Ann Barnes at Saint Edmunds, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 15 May 1637. Ann was described as being from that parish; Thomas was from Clatford, Hampshire, yeoman and widower. Ann had been baptized at Penton-Grafton, Hampshire, on 16 July 1602, a child of Robert and Agnes (Gosling) Bent.[7]

We only have the birth date of one of Thomas Blanchard's sons, but based on the estimates of genealogists, he arrived in America with sons aged about 16, 13, 9 and 2. Thomas' brother, Joseph Blanchard, had come to New England the year before, and died at Boston on December 1638.[8] At an unknown date, but probably not long after his arrival, Thomas married Mary Shrimpton.[9] At first he settled at Braintree, but by 1651 had moved to Charlestown.

Thomas Blanchard and his first wife had the following children:[10]

  1. GEORGE2 BLANCHARD b. at England about 1622; d. at Malden, Middlesex County, on 18 March 1700.
  2. THOMAS2 BLANCHARD b. at England about 1625; d. at Charlestown between 1 and 14 February, 1651; m. between 1645 and 1648 ANNA ROLFE, b. about 1626, child of Henry and Honor (rolfe) Rolfe. She m(2) on 18 October 1651 RICHARD GARDNER. He d. after 15 March 1696/7.
  3. SAMUEL2 BLANCHARD b. at England on 6 August 1629; d. at Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 22 April 1707; m(1). on 3 January 1654/5 MARY ________, d. on 20 February 1669. He m(2). on 24 June 1673 HANNAH ________.
  4. NATHANIEL2 BLANCHARD b. at England about 1636.
Thomas Blanchard and his second wife Ann (Bent) Barnes had the following child:
  1. (unnamed)2 BLANCHARD b. at sea on 1639; d. at sea on 1639.

SECOND GENERATION

NATHANIEL2 BLANCHARD (Thomas1) was born at England about 1636, a son of Thomas Blanchard and his first wife, and died at Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 27 August 1676. He married at Charlestown on 16 December 1659 SUSANNAH BATES. She was baptized at Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England, on 22 January 1633/4, a daughter of Edward Bates and his wife Susanna Putnam . She married second at Braintree on 30 November 1680, as his second wife, THOMAS BASS, who died at Weymouth on 8 January 1719/20. Thomas Bass had previously married SARAH ________, who died at Braintree on 24 December 1678.[11]

Nathaniel Blanchard was about two years old when he came to New England with his father, the youngest of four brothers. He grew up in Braintree and Charlestown. He married Susannah Bates, the oldest surviving child of Edward and Susanna Bates. She came to New England sometime between 1636 and 1639, when she would have been between two and five years old. She grw up in Weymouth.

Nathaniel and Susannah Blanchard lived at Weymouth. Nathaniel died at the age of about forty, leaving Susannah with four or five children at home. Four years after Nathaniel's death, she married widower Thomas Bass at Braintree.

Nathaniel Blanchard and his wife Susannah Bates had the following children:[12]

  1. JOHN3 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 27 May 1660.
  2. MARY3 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 December 1662; m. about 1685 THOMAS FAXON 3d, b. at Braintree on 2 June 1662, d. at sea on 9 Augut 1690, child of Richard and Elizabeth Faxon.
  3. NATHANIEL3 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 25 September 1665.
  4. EDWARD3 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 7 June 1668.
  5. MERCY3 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 14 Aorul 1674; d. at Braintree on 27 October 1724; m. at Braintree on 26 April 1703 THOMAS WELLS, b. at Boston, Suffolk County, on 30 June 1677, d. on 18 October 1722.

THIRD GENERATION

JOHN3 BLANCHARD (Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born at Weymouth on 27 March 1660 a son of Nathaniel Blanchard and his wife Susannah Bates, and died at Weymouth on 10 March 1733. He married about 1684 ABIGAIL PHILLIPS. She was perhaps a daughter of Nathaniel Phillips. She died at Weymouth on 19 September 1724.[13]

John Blanchard lived at Weymouth, where he took the Oath of Allegiance to King Charles II in 1678-9, and the Freeman's Oath in 1691.[14] In 1715, after his nine children had been born, they moved to the southern part of Weymouth. His wife, Abigail, may have been a child of Nicholas Phillips, who died in 1672.

John and Abigail Blanchard had the following children:[15]

  1. SARAH4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 19 August 1686; d. there on 21 April 1701.
  2. MARY4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 August 1689; m (his 2d). at Boston on 4 December 1716 JOSEPH SHAW, b. at Weymoputh on 11 January 1691.
  3. JOHN4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 14 October 1691.
  4. THOMAS4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth about October 1693.
  5. SAMUEL4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 19 September 1697; m. at Boston on 16 August 1727 JANE DERBY, b. about 1705-6, child of Edward Derby and his second wife Jane James.
  6. NATHANIEL4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 19 May 1701; d. at Cumberland, cumberland County, District of Maine, on 15 August 1773; m. at Weymouth on 9 February 1726/7 HANNAH SHAW, d. on 1770, child of .
  7. JONATHAN4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 2 June 1704;m. at Weymouth on 23 July 1729 REBECCA DERBYchild of Edward Derby and his third wife Rebecca Sumner.
  8. NICHOLAS4 BLANCHARD bp. at Braintree on 13 July 1707; d. at Weymouth on 19 January 1733.
  9. ABIGAIL4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 31 October 1711.

NATHANIEL BLANCHARD (Nathaniel2, Thomas 1) was born at Weymouth on 25 September 1665, a son of Nathaniel Blanchard and his wife Susannah Bates, and was buried at Braintree on 12 March 1739/40. He married about 1692 DOROTHY CAPEN. She was born at Dorchester, Suffolk County, on 16 September 1673, a daughter of John Capen, Jr., and his wife Susannah Barsham. She was buried at Braintree on 13 November 1722.[16]

Nathaniel Blanchard of Weymouth and Dorothy Capen of Dorchester, married about 1692, and had at least eleven children. Based on the places of birth and burial of their children, this Nathaniel Blanchard family lived at Weymouth until 1706, and by 1709 had moved to Braintree. Nathaniel was a weaver. he served the Town of Braintree as Supervisor of Highways in 1725 and Constable in 1736.[17]

Nathaniel Blanchard and his wife Dorothy Capen had the following children:[18]

  1. NATHANIEL4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth about 1693-4; m. at Braintree on 14 April 1724 HANNAH THAYER, b. on 13 January 1698, d. after March 1768, child of Ephraim and Sarah (Bass) Thayer. She m(2) (int. at Braintree on 8 May 1765) WILLIAM NOYES.
  2. DOROTHY4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 12 May 1696; d. before 1697.
  3. DOROTHY4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 3 December 1697; m. DAVID THAYER.
  4. SUSANNAH4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 7 July 1700; m. at Braintree on 17 August 1725 NATHANIEL FRENCH.
  5. JOSIAH4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 9 September 1702 .
  6. NEHEMIAH4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 15 November 1704; bur. at Braintree on 12 May 1738.
  7. SAMUEL4 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth about 1706; m. on 4 January 1743/4 MARY WHITMARSH, b. at Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on 17 May 1721, child of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Dyer) Whitmarsh.
  8. (infant)4 BLANCHARD bur. at Braintree on 18 January 1708/9.
  9. HANNAH4 BLANCHARD b. at Braintree on 14 March 1709/10; m. on 30 January 1746 EDWARD FAXON, b. at on, d. at on, child of .
  10. MARY4 BLANCHARD b. at Braintree on 22 February 1712/3; m. at Braintree on 17 January 1738 BENJAMIN SAVEL.
  11. JOHN4 BLANCHARD b. at Braintree on 22 March 1715; m. at Roxbury, Suffolk County, on 14 Niovember 1737 MARY PERRY, bp. at Roxbury on13 July 1718, child of Isaac and Sarah (Hanchett) Perry.

FOURTH GENERATION

JOHN BLANCHARD (John3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born at Weymouth on 14 October 1691 a son of John and Abigail Blanchard, and died at Weymouth on 15 May 1752. He married at Boston on 4 April 1720 ELIZABETH GROSS. She was born at Hingham, Suffolk County, on 13 January 1699-1700, a daughter of Edmund Gross and his wife Martha Damon.[19]

John Blanchard grew up in Weymouth and lived all his life in that Town, settling in the South Precinct of Weymouth. He served the South Parish Church (Congregational) as a Deacon from 1743 to his death.[20] His wife Elizabeth grew up in Hingham, the eldest of nine children.

John Blanchard and his wife Elizabeth Gross had the following children:[21]

  1. JOHN5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 16 March 1721; d. there on 1759; m. there on 12 November 1747 MARY KINGMAN, b. at Weymouth on 24 February 1723, child of John and Mercy (Phillips) Kingman.
  2. SAMUEL5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 30 August 1724.
  3. DANIEL5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 26 March 1727.
  4. JOSHUA5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 8 October 1729; d. there on 3 December 1729.
  5. DAVID5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 January 1731; d. there on 6 March 1788; m(1). there on 28 December 1758 MARY WALKER, b. about 1734-5, d. at Weymouth on 19 September 1773. He m(2). at Weymouth on 23 October 1777 ANN HUMPHREY b. at Weymouth on 6 July 1746, d. there on 15 February 1825.
  6. THEOPHILUS5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 13 August 1733; d. there on 14 October 1733.
  7. ELIZABETH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 9 November 1734; m. there on 22 June 1758 SAMUEL CURTIS.
  8. NICHOLAS5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 10 April 1736; d. there on 29 January 1801; m. there on 6 March 1765 SARAH HOVEY, b. at Weymouth on 19 January 1746/7, d. there on 8 August 1805, child of Samuel and Elizabeth (Colson) Hovey.
  9. NEHEMIAH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 17 October 1738; d. there on 20 October 1738.
  10. ADAM5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 17 June 1740.
  11. ABNER5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 16 March 1742; d. there on 15 November 1751.
  12. EBENEZER5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 5 June 1744; d. there on 3 July 1752.

THOMAS BLANCHARD (John3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born at Weymouth about October 1693, a son of John and Abigail Blanchard, and died at Weymouth on 12 September 1760. He married at Boston on 16 October 1717 SARAH VINSON. She may have been a daughter of John and Sarah Vinson of Weyumouth. She died on 1761.[22]

Thomas and Sarah lived all their lives at Weymouth and had twelve children, at least eight of whom lived to adulthood.

Thomas Blanchard and his wife Sarah had the following children:[23]

  1. SARAH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 24 January 1719.
  2. THOMAS5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 4 August 1720; d. there on 14 November 1803; m(1). there on 9 February 1743/4 SARAH BURRELL, b. at Weymouth on 17 November 1720, d. on 1761, child of Ephraim Burrell and his wife Frances Orcutt; he m(2). at Norton, Bristol county, Massachusetts, on 24 December 1761 MARY (DEAN) ANDREW b. about 1729-30, d. at Weymouth on 11 August 1797; Mary had m(1). (int. at Norton on 29 June 1750) JOHN ANDREW, Jr. d. before 1761.
  3. HANNAH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 8 June 1723; m. at Weymouth on 1 February 1743/4 ADAM TORREY, b. at Weymouth on 4 February 1722/3, d. there before 8 August 1775. Adam m(2). (int. at Weymouth on 20 August 1768) SARAH (________) PALMER.
  4. ABIGAIL5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 30 Novembeer 1725; m. at Weymouth on 18 April 1744 EZEKIEL WHITE, b. at Weymouth on 1 January 1722/3, d. at on, child of Samuel and ann White.
  5. EXPERIENCE5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 22 June 1727; d. on July 1793; m(1). at Weymouth on 3 May 1748 SYLVANUS BRAMAN, b. about 1722, d. at Norton on 1 November 1782. She m(2). at Norton on 4 March 1784 ICHABOD PERRY.
  6. ELIZABETH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 December 1730; m. at Weymouth on 15 July 1750 WILLIAM BOULDRY.
  7. SAMUEL5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 21 February 1732.
  8. SILENCE5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 22 October 1733.
  9. MARTHA5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 24 August 1735; m. at Weymouth on 25 September 1755 SIMEON THAYER.
  10. ANN5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 12 November 1737.
  11. DEBORAH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 25 February 1739; d. there on 23 December 1823; m. there on 7 May 1761 NATHANIEL RICHARDS, b. at Weymouth on 19 September 1740, d. there on 8 February 1822, child of James and Elizabeth Richards.
  12. SARAH5 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 21 September 1742; d. at Abington on 31 October 1815; m(1). at Weymouth on 30 April 1761 EZRA TIRRELL, b. at Weymouth on 18 March 1743, d. about 1778, child of John and Deborah (Whitmarsh) Tirrell. She m(2). at Abington on 26 January 1780 ZEBULON PAIN b. at Weymouth on 17 December 1741, d. at Abington on 5 March 1820, child of Stephen Pain and his wife Content Burrell. Zebulon had m(1). at Weymouth on December 1763 REBECCA RICHARDS b. at Weymouth on 22 September 1742.

FIFTH GENERATION

DANIEL5 BLANCHARD (John4-3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born at Weymouth on 26 March 1727 a son of John Blanchard and his wife Elizabeth Gross, and died at Weymouth on 28 August 1798. He married at Weymouth on 7 February 1754 MARY PRATT. She was born at Weymouth on 28 June 1735, a daughter of John Pratt and his wife Jael Beal. She died at Weymouth on 27 October 1801.[24]

Daniel Blanchard and his wife Mary Pratt both grew up and lived out their lives in Weymouth. He also owned property in North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine.[25]

Daniel Blanchard and his wife Mary Pratt had the following children:[26]

  1. DANIEL6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 5 March 1755; d. there on 11 May 1833; m. there on 8 April 1782 MARY VINSON, b. at Weymouth on 5 December 1759, d. there on 8 October 1849, child of John and Sarah (Colson) Vinson.
  2. JOSIAH6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 9 August 1756; d. there on 7 July 1839; m. there on 27 June 1793 ELIZABETH BAYLEY, b. at Weymouth on 19 July 1722, d. between 16 September 1851 and 6 October 1855, child of Nathaniel Bayley and his wife Tamar White..
  3. ELIZABETH6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 September 1758; d. there on 8 November 1843; m. there on 17 November 1785 SAMUEL BAYLEY.
  4. EBENEZER6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 December 1760.
  5. HANNAH6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 15 March 1763; d. there on 25 August 1839.
  6. NATHANIEL6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 23 March 1766; d. there on 3 March 1807; m. there on 4 December 1788 LYDIA BLANCHARD, b. on 2 October 1764, d. at Weymouth on 11 May 1848, child of Samuel Blanchard and his wife Dorothy Thayer.
  7. MARY6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on 18 December 1768.
  8. EZRA6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 22 September 1770; m. (int. at Weymouth on 13 December 1817) PRUDENCE HOLLIS, bp. at Weymouth on 4 October 1772, d. at Weymouth on 11 January 1829, child of "widow Hollis."
  9. MICAH6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 15 April 1773; d. there on 10 April 1802.
  10. BELA6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 2 April 1775; d. there on 23 July 1810; m. there on 23 January 1800 RUTH REED, b. at Abington on 3 July 1778, d. at Weymouth on 26 October 1855, child of Micah and Deborah (Thompson) Reed. Ruth m(2), at Weymouth on 20 November 1832 JACOB LOUD b. at Weymouth on 15 December 1773, d. there on 24 July 1837. Jacob had m(1). at Weymouth on 20 January 1800 RUTH BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 19 June 1778, d. there on 19 March 1832, child of Thomas Blanchard and his wife Ruth White.
  11. SILAS6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 13 October 1777.
  12. ABIGAIL6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 1 October 1778; d. there on 21 August 1848.

ADAM5 BLANCHARD (John4-3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1 ) was born at Weymouth on 17 June 1740, a son of John Blanchard and his wife Elizabeth Gross, and died at Abington on 18 March 1807. He married at Abington on 11 December 1766 HULDAH PAIN. She was born at Weymouth on 14 September 1748, a daughter of Stephen Pain and his wife Content Burrell. She died at Abington on 18 February 1807.[27]

Adam Blanchard and his wife Hulda Pain both grew up in Weymouth. However, at some point in their adult lives they appear to have moved across the town line, to Abington, Plymouth County, probably in "East Abington," which was incorporated as Rockland in 1874. Adam and Hulda married at Abington, but their children were baptized at South Parish Church, Weymouth. Adam was reported in Weymouth in the 1790 census, but their children who died in 1796 and 1798, had their deaths recorded at Abington.

Adam Blanchard fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a private in Capt. Thomas Nash's company, Capt. Solomon Lovell's regiment, that marched to take possesion of Dorchester Heights on 4 March 1776; he served six days. This action was part of the continental Army's surrounding of the British in Boston, which led to the British evacuation of the city on 17 March. Adam also served for at least three days at Hull, in Captain Nash's company, Col. David Cushing's regiment, in August of 1777.[28] The town of Hull extends into Boston Harbor and would be the first line of defense against any British attempt to return to Boston.

Adam Blanchard was reported in the 1790 Federal Census at Weymouth. The composition of his family was described as follows:[29]

age and gender
male 16+ 2
male 16- 2
female 5

This corresponds with the information we have on the family from other sources, except that the oldest son appears to have already left the household.

Adam and Hulda died at Abington in 1807, one month apart; three of their children had predeceased them.

Adam Blanchard and his wife Huldah Pain had the following children:[30]

  1. ADAM6 BLANCHARD, Jr. bp. at Weymouth on 1 July 1770.
  2. HULDAH6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on 2 February 1772; d. at Abington on 16 February 1798.
  3. LEMUEL6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on 3 April 1774; d. at Abington on 24 September 1806.
  4. MAHALA6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on 11 June 1775; d. at Abington on 16 December 1848.
  5. ELI6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on 12 April 1778; d. at Abington on 10 March 1846; m. at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, on 30 August 1798 DEBORAH HARDING.
  6. STEPHEN6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on May 1780; d. at Abington on 30 March 1796.
  7. OLIVER6 BLANCHARD b. on 22 September 1782; bp. at Weymouth on 29 September 1782; m. at Abington on 22 May 1809 SUSANNAH SMITH.
  8. POLLY6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on 20 November 1785; m. on 29 March 1820 SAMUEL HOWARD.
  9. ELIZABETH6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 10 January 1786; d. at Abington on 4 July 1861.

SAMUEL5 BLANCHARD (Thomas4John3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1) was born at Weymouth on 21 February 1732, a son of Thomas Blanchard and his wife Sarah Vinson, and died at Weymouth on 5 March 1812. He first married at Weymouth on 29 March 1753 DOROTHY THAYER. She was born at Braintree on 14 January 1732/3, a daughter of David Thayer and his wife Dorothy Blanchard. She died at Weymouth on 18 February 1798. Samuel second married at Braintree on 26 April 1802 widow ESTHER (________) HOLBROOK. She was born about 1758-9. She died at Weymouth on 21 May 1882.[31]

Samuel Blanchard grew up in Weymouth, the seventh of twelve children. Dorothy Thayer grew up in Braintree, the fifth of eight children. Samuel and Dorothy were cousins once removed, both being great grandchildren of Nathaniel2 Blanchard and Susanna Bates,

Samuel Blanchard was active in the South Parish (Congregational) Church, serving as Deacon, and owning a pew there.[32]

Dorothy (Thayer) Blanchard died at the age of sixty-five, after all of the children had grown. Four years later, Samuel, at the age of seventy, married the forty-four year old widow Esther (________) Holbrook.

Samuel Blanchard and his first wife Dorothy Thayer had the following children:[33]

  1. THOMAS6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 30 October 1754; d. at Weymouth on 29 December 1831; m. (int. at Braintree on 9 November 1776; at Weymouth on 10 November 1776) RUTH WHITE, b. about 1757-9, d. at Weymouth on 1 July 1840.
  2. ANNA6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 28 June 1760; d. there on 23 December 1843; m. at Weymouth on 25 December 1781 ELIPHALET LOUD.
  3. OLIVE6 BLANCHARD bp. at Weymouth on November 1761; m. at Weymouth on 10 January 1782 WILLIAM HOLBROOK, bp. at Weymouth on 5 March 1758, child of William Holbrook.
  4. LYDIA6 BLANCHARD b. on 2 October 1764; d. at Weymouth on 11 May 1848; m(1). at Weymouth on 4 December 1788 NATHANIEL BLANCHARD, b. at Weymouth on 23 March 1766, d. there on3 March 1807. She m(2). at Weymouth on 5 July 1810 DAVID JOY, b. about 1738-9, d. at Weymouth on 12 September 1820. David Joy had m(1). at Weymouth on 12 January 1769 MARGARET (TORREY) WHITE b. at Weymouth on 25 August 1741, d. there on 15 September 1803. Margaret Torrey had previously married at Weymouth on 20 November 1760 ABNER WHITE b. at Weymouth on 24 December 1742, d. before 1766.
  5. RICHARD6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 19 July 1768; d. there on 30 October 1802.
  6. TIRZAH6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth on 10 December 1773; d. there on 3 January 1836; m. there on 16 April 1797 DAVID SHAW, bp. at Weymouth on 26 May 1771, d. at Weymouth on 8 February 1818, child of Abram Shaw.
  7. DOROTHY6 BLANCHARD b. at Weymouth about 1763; d. there on 2 July 1843; m. there on 2 June 1785 SAMUEL TORREY, b. at Weymouth on 13 February 1761, d. there on 22 December 1819, child of David and Elizabeth Torrey.

SIXTH GENERATION

ADAM6 BLANCHARD, Jr. (Adam5, John4-3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1 ) was baptized at South Parish Church, Weymouth, on 1 July 1770 a son of Adam Blanchard and his wife Huldah Pain, and died at Abington on 16 June 1831. He married first at Abington on 18 January 1793 REBECKAH PAIN. She was born at Abington on 1 August 1761, a daughter of Stephen Pain, Jr., and his wife Rebeckah Pratt. She died at Abington on 11 January 1819. Adam publisihed his intentions to marry at Abington on 16 March 1823, and married as his second wife BETSEY TIRRELL. She was born at East Bridgewater on 1762, a daughter of John and Dorcas (Derby) Tirrell. She died at Abington on 12 February 1832.[34]

At the age of twenty-two, Adam Blanchard, Jr., married his thirty-one year old first cousin, Rebeckah Pain. They were both grandchildren of Stephen Pain and Content Burrell. The 1810 Census found the Adam Blanchard family living at Abington.[35] The census does not name family members, but gives the numbers in various age and sex categories. The census categories, with the possible identity of persons based on other available information, follows:

age and sex
male 45+ Adam, 40
female 26-44 Rebeckah, 49
female 16-25 Rebecca, 16
female 10-15 Betsey, 14
male 10-15 Stephen, 11
mole 0-9 Cyrus, 9
female 0-9 Hulda, 6
male 0-9 Adam, 1

The census taker evidently reversed the ages of the parents; otherwise the census record corresponds with what we know of this family.

Rebeckah (Pain) Blanchard died at the age of fifty-seven, leaving Adam with children ages 6, 9, 15, 18, 19, and 23. Two years later Adam married Betsey Tirrell, from the East Parish of Bridgewater. She was sixty-one old; he fifty-two.

Of the nine children of Adam and Rebeckah, only three outlived their father. Three died in infancy and three died in their twenties. Adam Blanchard died in 1831 from consumption; his wife died the following year, from influenza; both were residents of the almshouse of Abington.[36]

Adam Blanchard, Jr., and his first wife Rebeckah Pain had the following children:[37]

  1. REBECCA7 BLANCHARD b. about 1793-4; d. at Abington on 1 September 1816.
  2. BETSEY7 BLANCHARD b. about 1796; d. at Abington on 21 December 1822.
  3. STEPHEN7 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 30 March 1799.
  4. CYRUS7 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 30 October 1800; d. at Rockland, Plymouth County, on 7 March 1878; m. at Abington on 3 June 1847 ELIZABETH (WHEAT) SMITH, b. at Weymouth about 1805-6, child of Joseph and Mary Wheat. Elizabeth Wheat had previously m(1). at Abington on 31 May 1843 JACOB SMITH b. at Abington on 19 March 1783, d. there on 2 January 1845, child of Jacob Smith, Jr., and his wife Lydia.
  5. HULDAH7 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 1 September 1803; d. there on 21 September 1829. Child of Huldah:
    1. (infant) Blanchard b. at Abington on 4 September 1829, d. there on 5 September 1829.
  6. (child)7 BLANCHARD d. at Abington on 12 April 1809.
  7. ADAM7 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 26 April 1809.
  8. CALVIN7 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 26 April 1812; d. at Duxbury, Plymouth County, on 3 September 1852; m. at Duxbury on 6 May 1835 SARAH RANSOM, b. at Duxbury about 1812-3, child of Elijah and Huldah Ransom. Sarah m(2). at Duxbury on 16 May 1860 AARON CHANDLER b. at Duxbury on 15 July 1804, d. there on 8 May 1887.
  9. ALVIN7 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 28 August 1814; d. there on 27 October 1816.

SEVENTH GENERATION

STEPHEN7 BLANCHARD ( Adam6-5, John4-3, Nathaniel2, Thomas1 ) was born at Abington on 30 March 1799 a son of Adam Blanchard, Jr., and his first wife Rebeckah Pain, and died at Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, on 28 October 1844. He married first at Abington on 18 July 1820 LAURA VINING. She was born at Abington on 28 October 1802, a daughter of Deborah Vining. She died at Abington on 8 April 1826. Stephen married second at Weymouth on 4 October 1825 CHARLOTTE (WHITE) THAYER. She was born at Braintree on 3 January 1786, a daughter of John and Hannah (Thayer) White. She died at Weymouth on 1 January 1865. Charlotte had previously married BENJAMIN THAYER. He was born about 1785-6, and died at Weymouth on 15 August 1821.[38]

Stephen Blanchard grew up in Abington, the third of nine children. His mother died when he was nineteen years old. Seventeen months later Stephen married Laura Vining. Laura also grew up in Abington, the daughter of Deborah Vining and an unknown father. Laura was seventeen when she married Stephen, eighteen when her first child was born. By the age of twenty-two she had three children. the following year she died.

Stephgen Blanchard, a twenty-seven year old widower with children ages 5, 3, and 9 months, married again in six months. Stephen's second wife, widower Charlotte (White) Thayer, was forty years old, Stephen was twenty-seven, when they married. They had one child.

All of Stephen's children, from 1820 to 1830, were born in Abington, and he was reported in Abington in the 1820 Census. However the 1830 and 1840 censuses reported him in Weymouth. He was a farmer.

The 1820 Census reported a young couple in their twenties.[39] The 1830 Census reported age-sex categories which could be explained as follows:[40]

age and gender possible identification
50-59 male unidentified
40-49 female Charlotte, 44
30-39 male Stephen 31
10-14 female Lewis, 9
5-9 female Betsey, 7
5-9 male Elihu, 4

The older male can not be identified. If it is Stephen's father, where is his step-mother? Lewis' gender is not cottectly identified, and the ages of Lewis and Elihu are slightly over-estimated.

Betsy married in 1837. Lewis appears to not be in the household in 1840, The census of that year reported the Stephen Blanchard family in Abington, consisting of a female 50-59 (Charlotte, 54), a male 40-49 (Stephen, 41) a male 10-14 (Elisha, 14), and a male 5-9 (Stephen, 9).[41]

Stephen Blanchard died at Randolph, at the age of forty-five, from consumption. His widow, Charlotte, continued to live at Randolph, with her son Stephen, who married and had a family, and worked as a boot maker at Randolph. Charlotte died at the age of seventy-eight, from "old age."[42]

Stephen Blanchard and his first wife Laura Vining had the following children:[43]

  1. LEWIS AUSTIN8 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 1 December 1820.
  2. BETSY ANN8 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 4 August 1822; d. at Holbrook on 18 May 1900; m. at Weymouth on 6 December 1837 GEORGE BELCHER, b. at Randolph on 1818, d. at holbrook on 23 April 1885, child of Jeremiah and Phebe Belcher.
  3. ELISHA VINING8 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 3 July 1825; d. at Holbrook on 10 March 1907; m. (int. at Randolph on 18 February 1849) EMELINE HOLBROOK, b. at Braintree on 28 February 1832, d. at Holbrook on 29 April 1898, child of Charles Holbrook and Emeline Tower.
Stephen Blanchard and his second wife Charlotte White had the following child:[44]
  1. STEPHEN ADAMS8 BLANCHARD b. at Abington on 26 June 1830; d. at Holbrook on 6 February 1900; m. at Abington on 4 July 1854 RHODA FORD, b. at Abington on 1 September 1831, d. at Holbrook on 23 September 1874, child of Solomon and Lydia Ford.


NOTE ON PLACE NAMES

Some confusion can be caused because of changes in the names and borders of counties and towns.

Massachusetts Bay was first settled by English to a large extent in 1630. In 1643 the colony was organized into counties, and the area that included Weymouth and Braintree became Suffolk County. In 1793 that county was divided, the northern portion, including Boston, remained Suffolk County, and the southern portion, including Weymouth and Braintree became Norfolk County. The Town of Braintree was subdivided over the years. In 1782 its North Precinct became Quincy. In 1793 its South Precinct became Randolph. In 1872 the area known as East Randolph became Holbrook. The Town of Weymouth, first settled by English in 1622, was given its name in 1635. The southern portion of Weymouth was set off as the South Precinct about 1723. Known as South Weymouth, it has remained part of the town of Weymouth

Plymouth Colony, first settled by English in 1620, was organized into counties in 1685, and annexed to Massachusetts in 1691. The area adjacent to Weymouth and Braintree became Plymouth County. The Town of Scituate, begun in 1636, was later subdivided. Hanover was separated from it in 1717. The South Precinct of Scituate was incorporated as South Scituate in 1849, and changed its name to Norwell in 1888. The Town of Abington was incorporated in 1712. The towns of Rockland and Whitman were created out of Abington in 1874 and 1875 respectively.


NOTES

1Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1640-1850: Including the Modern Towns of Randolph and Holbrook and the City of Quincy, Transcribed by Frank E. Dyer Jr. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), p. 264; digital edition, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org : accessed 14 April 2020. George Walter Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), v. 3, p. 97.
2"Passengers to America," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 30-33 (18761879): 32:407-12.
3Ibid.
4Ibid.
5Ibid.
6Ibid.
7Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 97. Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 264.
8David Pulsifer and William B. Trask, "Early Records of Boston," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 2-13 ((1848-1859)): v. 2, p. 77.
9Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 264.
10Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 97. Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 265. Ruth Gray, "Sarah, Mother of Jeremiah Bumstead," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 140 (1986): 313. George Dana Boardman Blanchard, "Blanchard Family Records," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 60 (1906): 373. Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), 2:395.
11Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 98. Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 265. Frederick J. Nicholson, "The English Origins of Macuth (or Matthew) Pratt and Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass.," The American Genealogist, 65 (1990): 95. "Blanchard Family Records." 60 (1906): 373-376. Roger D. Joslyn ed., Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1995), v. 1, p. 38. Samuel A. Bates ed., Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793 (Randolph, MA: Daniel H. Huxford, printer, 1886), 719/127, 657. Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts: to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), v. 2, p. 232.
12Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:55. Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 98. Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 266. Records of the Town of Braintree, 658,726. "Sarah, Mother of Jeremiah Bumstead," 313.
13Vital Records of Weymouth, 1:54; v. 2, p. 249. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 98. Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 266.
14History of Weymouth, v. 1, p. 203. Lucius R. Paige, "List of Freemen," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3 (1849): 3:352.
15Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 53-56,270; v. 2, pp. 35,248,250. History of Weymouth, v. 3, pp. 98-100. Edward W. McGlenen ed., Boston Marriages From 1700 to 1808 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), v. 1, pp. 67,137. Edward Evarts Jackson, "Records of the First Church of Braintree, Mass.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 59 (1905): 59:365.
16Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, p. 55. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 98. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 266. Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Dorchester Births, Marriages and Deaths to the End of 1825: Record Commission Report No. 21 (Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell & Churchill, 1891), p. 13.
17Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 266.
18History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 99. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 266-67,1529. Records of the Town of Braintree, pp. 689,692,699,746-47, 873. Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 54-56. Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts: to the Year 1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), v. 1, p. 246.
19Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, p. 54; v. 2, p. 249 (gravestone record, Lakeview Cemetery, South Weymouth). History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 99. Boston Marriages From 1700 to 1808, v. 1, p. 86. George Lincoln, History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (Hingham, Massachusetts: by the Town, 1893), v. 2, p. 280.
20History of Weymouth, v. 3, pp. 99,101-03.
21Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 53-56,140-41,162; v. 2, pp. 35,245,247-48,250. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 101.
22History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 99. Lakeview Cemetery, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 27 April 2020), Thomas Blancher; Originally Created by: Jacki Earp, Weymouth, Massachusetts, Maintained by: BD Blanchard, Photo added by Linda Smith. Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 2, p. 248.
23Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 53-56,66,204,258-59,308,339; v. 2, pp. 35,35 (church record, First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth),135 (private record, from the diaries of Rev. William Smith),136,201,248,331. History of Weymouth, v. 3, pp. 99,100,103; v. 4, pp. 455,684,746. Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts: the the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906), pp. 192,196,223,359 (gravestone record: Norton Common Cemetery),389 (gravestone record: Norton Common Cemetery). Robert Wilson Tirrell, The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book: Descendants of William Therrill (Englewood, NJ: published by author, 1969), 49-50.
24History of Weymouth, v. 3, pp. 99,101. Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 54,235; v. 2, pp. 35,245,247
25History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 101.
26History of Weymouth, v. 3, pp. 102,104,106-07,380,738. Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 34,48-51,55 (church record - First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth),57,138 (church record - First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth),328,336; v. 2, pp. 32-33,36,106,204,210,245-47,292-93,298-99.
27Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 53,204. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 103; v. 4, p. 455. Vital Records of Abington, v. 2, pp. 34,253-54.
28Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Secretary, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Boston: Wright L. Potter, 1902), v. 2, p. 158.
29First Census of the United States: 1790, population, Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, roll 4, p. 670, Adam Blanchard; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 14 December 2015); NARA microfilm publication M637; Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C..
30Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, p. 52 (Church record - First Church of Christ, South precinct, Weymouth),54 (church record - First Church of Christ, south precinct, Weymouth),55 (church record - First Church of Christ, south precinct, Weymouth). Vital Records of Abington, v. 2, pp. 32-33,253-54. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 103. Massachusetts Archives, "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," digital images, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org : accessed 18 September 2017), vol. 41, p. 76, e. 38, Abington Deaths, 1848-9, Mahala Blanchard; v. 148, p. 302, e. 129; Deaths Abington 1861; Elizabeth Blanchard. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 274.
31Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, p. 55; v. 2, pp. 36,246,248. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 104. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, pp. 273,1529. Records of the Town of Braintree, p. 779.
32History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 104.
33Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, pp. 48,51,52 (Church record - First Church of Christ, South precinct, Weymouth),53,55 (church record - First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth),56,135 (church record - First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth),268 (Church Record, First Church of Christ, South Precinct),314,336; v. 2, pp. 32,34-36,116,210,247-48,292,297,352,335,338,354. History of Weymouth, v. 3, pp. 104,106,110,377; v. 4, pp. 626,738.
34Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 1, p. 53 (church record - First Church of Christ, south precinct, Weymouth), 204. History of Weymouth, v. 3, p. 103; v. 4, p. 455. Vital Records of Abington, v. 2, pp. 32,253,255. The Tirrell-Tirrill-Tyrrell Book, p. 68.
35Third Census of the United States: 1810, population, Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, roll 21, p. 95, Adam Blanchard; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 27 April 2020); NARA microfilm publication M252; Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
36Vital Records of Abington, v. 2, p. 253.
37Vital Records of Abington, v. 1, pp. 33,35,212; v. 2, pp. 32, 253-55,357. "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," v. 302, p. 302; Deaths Rockland 1878; Cyrus Blanchard; vol. 31, p. 171, Abington Marriages, 1847-8, Blanchard-Smith; vol. 7, p. 90, e. 3, Abington Marriages, 1843-4, Smith-Wheat; v. 67, p. 243, e. 36; Deaths Duxbury 1852; Calvin Blanchard; v. 136, p. 252, e. 7; Marriages Duxbury 1860; Chandler-Blanchard; v. 383, p. 383; Deaths Whitman 1887; Aaron Chandler. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusets: to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 220.
38Vital Records of Abington, v. 1, pp. 35,237; v. 2, p. 33,255. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 272. Waldo C. Sprague, "Randolph, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1731-1875," New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org : accessed 21 May 2017), Deaths, Stephen Blanchard, 1844. "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," vol. 15, p. 76, e. 34, Randolph Deaths, 1844-5, Stephen Blanchard; vol. 184, p. 229, e. 2, Randolph Deaths, 1865, Charlotte Blanchard. Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 2, p. 34.
39Fourth Census of the United States: 1820, population, Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, roll 50, p. 456, Stephen Blanchard; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 27 April 2020); NARA microfilm publication M33, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C..
40Fifth Census of the United States: 1830, population, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, roll 60, p. 175, Stephen Blanchard; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 27 April 2020); NARA microfilm publication M19; Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
41Sixth Census of the United States: 1840, population, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, roll 192, p. 285, Stephen Blanchard; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 27 April 2020); NARA microfilm publication M704, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
42"Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," vol. 15, p. 76, e. 34, Randolph Deaths, 1844-5, Stephen Blanchard; vol. 184, p. 229, e. 2, Randolph Deaths, 1865, Charlotte Blanchard. Seventh Census of the United States: 1850, population, Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, roll 329, p. 196B, household 429, Charlotte Blanchard family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 4 December 2015); NARA Microfilm Publication M432; Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Massachusetts, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1855 Massachusetts State Census, population, Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, v. 28, p. 80, household 161, Stephen Blanchard family; digital images, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org : accessed 28 April 2020); Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts. Eighth Census of the United States: 1860, population, Ramdolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, p. 138, household 1201, Stephen Blanchard family; digital images, Ancestry (ancestry.com : accessed 28 April 2020); NARA microfilm publication M653; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
43Vital Records of Abington, v. 1, p. 33. "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," v. 506, p. 58, e. 24; Deaths Holbrook 1900; Betsey Belcher; v. 365, p. 265, e. 14; Deaths Holbrook 1885; George Belcher; vol. 49, certificate no. 365, Holbrook Deaths, 1907, Elisha Vining Blanchard; vol. 482, p. 535, e. 14, Holbrook Deaths, 1898, Emeline Blanchard. Union Cemetery, Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Find a Grave, digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 20 April 2020), George-Betsey Belcher; Originally Created by: Don Porter, Maintained by: Find a Grave, Photo added by Richard Edward Dean. Vital Records of Weymouth, v. 2, p. 32. "Randolph, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1731-1875," Marriage Intentions, Blanchard-Holbrook, 1849. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 272.
44Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, p. 272. "Vital Records of Massachusetts, 1841-1910," vol. 506, p. 57, e. 8, Holbrook Deaths, 1900, Stephen A. Blanchard; vol. 79, p. 244, e. 26, Abington Marriages, 1854, Blanchard-Ford; vol. 266, p. 244, e. 8, Holbrook Deaths, 1874, Rhoda F. Blanchard.


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Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts: the the Year 1850. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906.

Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts: to the Year 1850. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910.


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