William Augustus Bledsoe

29 February 1856–28 October 1909 (Age 53)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Augustus

When William Augustus Bledsoe was born on 29 February 1856, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, James Marvin Bledsoe, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Mhoon, was 21. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Richland Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 October 1909, in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Round Mountain Cemetery, Goshen, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Marvin Bledsoe
1826–1890
Sarah Elizabeth Mhoon
1835–1911
Sophronia Rebecky Bledsoe
1853–1931
William Augustus Bledsoe
1856–1909
Thomas Hugh Lawson Bledsoe
1860–1932
James Washington Bledsoe
1862–1863
Mary Frances Bledsoe
1864–1942
Sarah Ann Bledsoe
1866–1934
Annettie or Aredetta Dee Bledsoe
1868–1968
Emily Hannah Bledsoe
1871–1873
Martha or Mattie Rowena Bledsoe
1874–1944
Addie Elizabeth Bledsoe
1877–1963
Margaret Emiline Bledsoe
1921–1926

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Sophronia Rebecky Bledsoe

    Female1853–1931Female

    Male1856–1909Male

    Thomas Hugh Lawson Bledsoe

    Male1860–1932Male

    Male1862–1863Male

    Mary Frances Bledsoe

    Female1864–1942Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871

Age 15

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

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)

  • W A Bledsoe in household of James Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William A Bledsew in household of James Bledsew, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Bledsoe in household of Thomas G Maguire, "United States Census, 1900"

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