BIOGRAPHY: Blanchards of Rhode Island
By Adelaide Blanchard Crandall
Printed in U.S.A.
Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1942
Capt. Jeremiah Blanchard, Jr., b. 10-4-1764; d. 1837; captain in Luzerne County Militia; m. Martha Hutchins, b. 10-22-1766; d. 7-20-1844; settled on land at Port Blanchard, Lot 6, opposite land at Port Blanchard that his father sold him later in 1792. He operated a ferry before 1796. Jeremiah was a blacksmith by trade. He owned a house and shop at Carbondale, Pa. at the time of his death, as well as other lands in Providence Township, also a farm at Hopbottom. He owned and operated, coal mines. In his will, 1837, son John was to operate the mines. He gave him one-half the homestead. Jeremiah,III, had the privilege of operating the ferry.
Jeremiah Blanchard, Jr.. onlv son of Capt. Jeremiah and Abigail Blanchard, was born in November, 1763, presumably in Rhode Island, and was between nine and ten years of age when he came to Wyoming with his parents. In 1790 he was a private in the 4th Company (Daniel Gore, Captain) of the "1st Regiment of Militia in Luzerne County", commanded by Lieut. Col. Matthias Hollenback. Some years later he became a Captain in the State militia. His wife was Martha ■ (born October 12, 1766). He died May 25, 1837, and his wife died July 26, 1844, and their remains lie in the old grave-yard at Port Blanchard. Three of their children were as follows: Jeremiah (married in Wilkes-Barre, Sunday, December 17, 1820, by Peter Winter, Esq., to Frances, daughter of "Sergeant" Thomas Williams, a sketch of whom will be found in a subsequent chapter), John (born in 1800; married in Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Sunday, February 9, 1823, by Samuel Jameson, Esq., to Sarah, daughter of George Lazarus of Hanover Township; she was born in 1803 and. died in 1802; John Blanchard died July 23, 1853), David (married October 0, 1828, to Lydia Sophronia, daughter of Salmon Lathrop, formerly of Sherbourne, New York). The following paragraph is from an obituary of Capt. Jeremiah Blanchard, Jr., published at the time of his death in the W yoming Republican ana Farmer's Herald (Kingston, Pennsylvania). "Among the early settlers of the Valley there were few, if any, who had enjoyed the advantages of regular instruction in the various trades and professions, so necessary to the enjoyment of civilized life. Thus circumstanced, the daily wants of the people were peculiarly calculated to elicit native ingenuity and talent. Among the many whose skill and ingenuity the necessities and the wants of the settlers called into exercise, none was more useful than Captain Blanchard. He possessed quite a mechanical talent, and could turn his hand to the fabrication of most of the necessary implements in wood and iron for the use of settlers in a new country. His residence being at a distance from any practical physician, he was frequently called upon by his neighbors—who fully appreciated his native good sense and sound judgment—for counsel and advice in cases requiring medical aid. Hundreds can attest the skill with which, for many years, he kindly and gratuitously supplied the place of the surgeon in the letting of blood and in the extracting of teeth, among his afflicted neighbors."
Copied from: A history of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: from its first beginnings to the present time, including chapters of newly-discovered early Wyoming Valley history, together with many biographical sketches and much genealogical material (Google eBook)
Oscar Jewell Harvey, Ernest Gray Smith - Raeder Press, 1909 - Biography & Autobiography
BURIAL: Jeremiah Blanchard in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Jeremiah Blanchard
Birth Date: 9 Oct 1764
Birth Place: Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: 25 May 1837
Death Place: Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Cemetery: Cooper-Blanchard Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Port Blanchard, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Martha Blanchard
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
N.A.F.H.: Jeremiah Blanchard in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
Name: Jeremiah Blanchard
Birth Date: 1764
Death Date: 1837
Father: Jeremiah Blanchard
Mother: Phebe Bates
Spouse: Martha Hutchings
Child: John Blanchard
Source Citation: Book Title: Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 028
Source Information: Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
DEATH: PROBATE: This is a transcript of DOC-0434-002 from film 959114. It is a probate record from the estate of his father, Jeremiah Blanchard, who died intestate.:
Account of Jeremiah Blanchard administrator of the estate of Jeremiah Blanchard late of the township of Pittston decd. was exhibited in which it appears the administrator charges himself with …………………………………………….... $307.17
And prays for the allowance of disbursements of…………. 190.43
Leaving a balance in the hands of the administrator 116.74
of taly 116.74 to be disposed of according to law
Which said account being examined by the Court It is ordered by the Court that the same be confirmed nisi. - [This is at the bottom of the page] - Familysearch.org