John Hopwood Bleazard

26 February 1803–12 January 1871 (Age 67)
Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Hopwood

When John Hopwood Bleazard was born on 26 February 1803, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert H Bleazard Sr., was 34 and his mother, Ann Hopwood, was 25. He married Sarah Ann 'Sally' Nowel on 21 December 1822, in Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. His occupation is listed as wheel wright and ship carpenter in England, United Kingdom. He died on 12 January 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Hopwood Bleazard
Sarah Ann 'Sally' Nowel
Marriage: 21 December 1822
Sarah Ann Bleazard
Robert Hopwood Bleazard Sr.
Peter Bleazard
Joshua Bleazard
Fanny Bleazard
Elijah Bleazard
John Bleazard
John Bleazard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1822Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 5
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 18
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a variant of Blessed, from Middle English iblescede ‘blessed, happy, fortunate’.

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

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    Sources (89)

    • John H Blezard, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John H Blazzard in entry for Mary J Blazzard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Blazzard, "United States Census, 1860"

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