Moses Meade Marshall Bledsoe

Brief Life History of Moses Meade Marshall

When Moses Meade Marshall Bledsoe was born in 1813, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edward Ned Bledsoe, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Marshall, was 25. He married Margaret Moore about 1837, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in November 1881, in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States.

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Moses Meade Marshall Bledsoe
Margaret Moore
Marriage: about 1837
James Moore Bledsoe
Franklin Asberry Bledsoe
Sarah E Bledsoe
George William Bledsoe
Virginia Ann or Jennie Bledsoe
Alexander Scott Bledsoe

Sources (7)

  • M M Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • M. M. Bledsoe, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • M. M. Bledsoe, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīth (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound, tumulus’. This surname is very rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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