Son of James Blatherwick and Ann Wheatley Blatherwick. Came with parents and brothers to the U.S. arriving in New York on June 1, 1830. After a short time in New York, the family moved to Ohio and Illinois.
Married to Cynthia Matilda Carswell about 1833 in New York. To this union were born 12 children. Ann Elizabeth Blatherwick Nelson James Blatherwick Edwin Gordon Blatherwick John Henry Blatherwick Charles William Blatherwick Norman Ralph Blatherwick Alica Adelia Blatherwick George R Blatherwick born 1849 believe died young James Blatherwick twin to, believe died young Jane Amelia "Jennie" Blatherwick born 1852 Frank Adelbert Blatherwick Rubie Ella Blatherwick born 1858 believe died young