John Bland

Brief Life History of John

When John Bland was born on 15 January 1791, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Bland, was 20 and his mother, Marjorie Margaret Weirich, was 17. He married Nancy Carter on 19 April 1814, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 25 November 1864, in Wyandot, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Methodist Cemetery, Seneca Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States.

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John Bland
Nancy Carter
Marriage: 19 April 1814
Duwain Bland
Mary Ann Bland
William Bland
Nancy Bland
Thomas J. Bland
John R Bland
William Henry Bland
Melvina Jane Bland

Sources (14)

  • John Bland, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Blandson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Bland, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Bland in Sedburgh, Yorkshire, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm, commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. The modern English adjective bland did not come into English (from Latin) until the 15th century, and is therefore unlikely to have given rise to surnames.

French: nickname from Old French blant ‘flattering’ (from Latin blandus).

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

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