Lois Blanchard

1809–6 September 1880 (Age 71)
Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Lois

When Lois Blanchard was born in 1809, in Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Webster Blanchard, was 34 and her mother, Sylvia, was 32. She had at least 6 sons and 1 daughter with Nathaniel W. Aikens. She lived in Salina, Onondaga, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 September 1880, in Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel W. Aikens
Lois Blanchard
Lewis M. Aiken
Hiram Harrison T Aikens
George W Aiken
William Webster Aikens
Lydia A. Aikens
Nathaniel W Aiken Jr.
Charles H. Aiken

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Simon Blanchard


    Elizabeth Blanchard


    Ebenezer Blanchard



    Lewis Blanchard


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lois Aken in household of Nathaniel W Aken, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa Aiken in household of Nathael W Aiken, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Lois Akins in household of Nathaniel Akins, "United States Census, 1850"

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