Benjamin Blades

13 March 1779–after 26 January 1855 (Age 75)
Worcester, Maryland, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Blades was born on 13 March 1779, in Worcester, Maryland, United States, his father, Jehu Blades, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Burnett, was 34. He married Leah Pilchard on 11 August 1801, in Worcester, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in District 1, Worcester, Maryland, United States for about 10 years and Worcester Parish, Worcester, Maryland, United States in 1850. He died after 26 January 1855, in Worcester, Maryland, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Blades
1779–1855
Leah Pilchard
1782–
Marriage: 11 August 1801
Samuel Blades
1801–1894
Mary Blades
1803–1880
Luther Blades
1805–1849
Sally Blades
1807–1816
Nancy Blades
1809–1895
Selby Purnell Blades
1812–1880
Elizabeth Blades
1814–1879
Rosa Blades
1817–
Hetty P Blades
1819–
Sally Blades
1820–
David Littleton Blades
1824–1870

Spouse and Children

    Male1779–1855Male

    Leah Pilchard

    Female1782–Female

MARRIAGE
11 August 1801
Worcester, Maryland, United States
children

(11)

    Samuel Blades

    Male1801–1894Male

    Mary Blades

    Female1803–1880Female

    Luther Blades

    Male1805–1849Male

    Sally Blades

    Female1807–1816Female

    Female1809–1895Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1763–1827Male

    Male1764–1852Male

    Comfort Blades

    Female1778–Female

    Male1779–1855Male

    Selby Blades

    Male1780–Male

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1781

Age 2

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Blade , from the plural or genitive singular form. 2. habitational name from a place of uncertain location and origin. Its status as a habitational name is deduced from early forms cited by Reaney , such as Alan de Bladis (Leicestershire 1230 ), Hugh de Bladis (Staffordshire 1258 ), and William de Blades (Yorkshire 1301 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benj Blades, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benj Blades, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Benjamin Blades, "United States Census, 1830"

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