John Blanchard

5 June 1833–12 January 1912 (Age 78)
Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of John

When John Blanchard was born on 5 June 1833, in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Leonard Blanchard, was 36 and his mother, Eleanor Spalding, was 33. He married Sarah Giddings on 29 January 1870. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 January 1912, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Blanchard
Sarah Giddings
Marriage: 29 January 1870
Eleanor Jane Blanchard
Laura Ann Blanchard
John H. Blanchard
John Henry Blanchard
Leonard Blanchard

Spouse and Children

29 January 1870


Parents and Siblings


    Eleanor Spalding







    Laura Blanchard





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World Events (8)

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 1

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 30

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • John Blanchard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Blanchard in household of Leonard Blanchard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Blanchard, "United States Census, 1880"

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