John Bledsoe

1784–January 1866 (Age 82)
Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Bledsoe was born in 1784, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Abraham Jeffries Bledsoe, was 18 and his mother, Sarah Huckabee, was 17. He married Diannah Moore on 23 April 1808, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. He died in January 1866, in Christian, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

John Bledsoe
Mary "Polly" Hickman
Marriage: about 1813
Hardin B. Bledsoe
Hiram Bledsoe
Isaac H Bledsoe
Andrew Jackson Bledsoe

Spouse and Children

about 1813


Parents and Siblings



    Jane Bledsoe



    Mary Bledsoe


    Hamer Bledsoe


World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 5

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • John Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • M Hickman in household of J Bledsow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Bledsoe, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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