Lillian Sanders Bledsoe

22 January 1860–23 May 1920 (Age 60)
Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lillian Sanders

When Lillian Sanders Bledsoe was born on 22 January 1860, in Orange, Virginia, United States, her father, Moses G Bledsoe, was 26 and her mother, Mary Catlett Sanders, was 28. She lived in Orange Court House, Orange, Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 23 May 1920, in Gordon Magisterial District, Orange, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Unionville, Orange, Virginia, United States.

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Moses G Bledsoe
Mary Catlett Sanders
Lum V Bledsoe
Lillian Sanders Bledsoe
Dora Bledsoe
Thomas Hansford Bledsoe
Dr Robert Garnett Bledsoe M D
Mary Bledsoe
Mollie Bledsoe

Parents and Siblings

    Moses G Bledsoe


    Mary Catlett Sanders




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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 1

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 16

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • Lilian Bledsoe in household of Moses G Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lillie S Bledsoe in household of Casby Tinder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lellie S Bledsoe in household of Moses G Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1910"

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