Biography of William R. Blanchard
Bennington County, VT Biographies





Blanchard, William R., Pownal, (North Pownal p. o.), was born in New London county, Conn., June 20, 1802, and came with his parents, Honeyman and Hannah (Whitford) Blanchard, who were natives of East Greenwich, R. I., to Pownal in November, 1815. William R. was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1857; represented his town in 1843, and was first appointed justice of the peace in 1836, and has held the office at different times making in all about thirty eight years. He is now serving as justice of the peace. He was married February 28, 1828, to Mary Mather, who died in 1875. They had a family of four children: Julia, wife of Nathan Bullock; Jane, wife of B. F. Pitt, died in 1868; Sarah A., married W. H. Gore, of Blackinton, Mass.; Hattie A., wife of Justin A. Patrell, of North Pownal. Mary was a daughter of Elias and Abigail (Swan) Mathers, who were natives of Connecticut.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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