Moses Meade Marshall Bledsoe

1813–November 1881 (Age 68)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Moses Meade Marshall

When Moses Meade Marshall Bledsoe was born in 1813, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edward 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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Family Time Line

Moses Meade Marshall Bledsoe
1813–1881
Margaret Moore
1817–
Marriage: about 1837
James or Jim Moore Bledsoe
1838–
Franklin Asberry Bledsoe
1841–1864
Sarah E Bledsoe
1842–1906
George William Bledsoe
1845–1914
Virginia Ann or Jennie Bledsoe
1849–
Alexander Scott Bledsoe
1852–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1837
Tennessee, United States
children

(6)

    James or Jim Moore Bledsoe

    Male1838–Male

    Franklin Asberry Bledsoe

    Male1841–1864Male

    Sarah E Bledsoe

    Female1842–1906Female

    George William Bledsoe

    Male1845–1914Male

    Virginia Ann or Jennie Bledsoe

    Female1849–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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

Age 17

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

Age 19

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 Blīð (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Sources (3)

  • M M Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses M Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marshal Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1880"

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