William Augustus Bledsoe

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

The Life Summary 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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James Marvin Bledsoe
Sarah Elizabeth Mhoon
Sophronia Rebecca Bledsoe
William Augustus Bledsoe
Margaret Emiline Bledsoe
Thomas Hugh Lawson Bledsoe
James Washington Bledsoe
Mary Frances Bledsoe
Sarah Ann Bledsoe
Arnetta Dee Bledsoe
Emily Hannah Bledsoe
Martha Roene Bledsoe
Addie Elizabeth Bledsoe

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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.
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
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 Blīth (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound, tumulus’. This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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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"

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