David Blaisdell

5 February 1712–27 August 1756 (Age 44)
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of David

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 1756. In 1725, at the age of 13, 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.

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Family Time Line

David Blaisdell
1712–1756
Abigail Colby
1713–
Marriage: 16 November 1733
David Blasdell
1734–1736
David Blaisdell
1736–1794
Pvt Isaac David Blaisdell Sr
1738–1791
Molly Lowell
1739–1849
Nicholas Blaisdell
1740–1750
Jonathan Blaisdell
1741–1742
Capt Nicholas Blaisdell
1743–1800
Dorothy Blaisdell
1744–1830
Jonathan Blaisdell
1748–1781
Spencer Blaisdell
1751–
Obadiah Blaisdell the 1st son
1753–1754
Obadiah Blaisdell the 2nd son
1755–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1733
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name from a place in the Lake District named Blaisdell, from the Old Norse byname Blesi (from blesi ‘blaze’, ‘white spot’), or from the same word used in the sense of a white spot on a hillside, + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Blasdel in entry for Molly Blasdel, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • David Blasdel in entry for Nicholas Blasdel, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • David Blasdell in entry for David Blasdell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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