Thomas Jefferson Bledsoe

12 December 1808–5 August 1877 (Age 68)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Bledsoe was born on 12 December 1808, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Ramsey Bledsoe, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Gillespie, was 27. He married Mahala J White on 28 September 1833, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Clay Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Sni-A-Bar Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 August 1877, in Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bates City, Lafayette, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Bledsoe
1808–1877
Mahala J White
1811–1886
Marriage: 28 September 1833
William Seawell Bledsoe
1835–
Isaac Bledsoe
1837–
Henry Ramsey Bledsoe
1837–1861
Sarah Bledsoe
1838–
Malvina Bledsoe
1841–1887
Wilson Bledsoe
1844–1893
Mildred A. Bledsoe
1847–1932
Laura Jefferson Bledsoe
1849–1920
Abraham Bledsoe
1853–1913
Elizabeth Ophelia Bledsoe
1854–1921
Willie Ann Bledsoe
1857–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 September 1833
Sumner, Tennessee, United States
children

(11)

    William Seawell Bledsoe

    Male1835–Male

    Isaac Bledsoe

    Male1837–Male

    Henry Ramsey Bledsoe

    Male1837–1861Male

    Sarah Bledsoe

    Female1838–Female

    Malvina Bledsoe

    Female1841–1887Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821

Age 13

Missouri is the 24th state
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīð (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Sources (3)

  • T J Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas J Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Thomas Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1870"

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