When David Blaisdell was born on 5 February 1712, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Blaisdell, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Jameson, was 33. He married Abigail Colby on 16 November 1733, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1755. In 1724, at the age of 14, his occupation is listed as clockmaker in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 27 August 1756, in Fort William Henry, Warren, New York, United States, at the age of 44.
English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name from a place inthe Lake District named Blaisdell, from the Old Norse bynameBlesi (from blesi ‘blaze, white spot’), or from thesame word used in the sense of a white spot on a hillside, + Old Norsedalr ‘valley’.