Robert Sylvester Bledsoe

22 October 1835–2 April 1923 (Age 87)
Carroll, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Robert Sylvester

When Robert Sylvester Bledsoe was born on 22 October 1835, in Carroll, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joel G. Bledsoe, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Hathaway, was 22. He married Lydia Layton on 29 January 1857, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Groveland, Groveland Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1923. He died on 2 April 1923, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria Heights, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Sylvester Bledsoe
Lydia Layton
Marriage: 29 January 1857
William Bledsoe
William Bledsoe
Annie Bledsoe
Mary Alma Bledsoe
Eliza Bledsoe
Joseph A. Bledsoe
Thomas Aaron Bledsoe
Nora Bledsoe

Spouse and Children

29 January 1857
Fulton, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 9

Historical Information 1844: Dearborn, Indiana, United States

Age 26

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • Robert Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Bleadso in household of Joseph Whitmore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1870"

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