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John Searcy Blazzard
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1842
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1922
Washington
Washington County
Utah, USA

Son of John Hopwood Bleazard and Sarah Searcy

History - John Searcy Blazzard was born in Indian Territory in what is now Nebraska on 24 October, 1847.179

When John was twelve or thirteen months old he pulled himself up on a stool by a table. His father came in and asked the toddler to get off of the stool. When little John did not comply, his father kicked the stool throwing the child into the air high enough to hit his head on the ceiling. The child then landed on his head breaking his neck. For a while they thought he would die. When the child came out of it "he didn't know anything, just seemed for three or four months he didn't know a thing--looked up like he was catching at something, and he never got any mind afterward". John was never able to live independently and care for himself.180

He lived with his mother until her death in 1889. After that he lived under the care of his brother, Thomas Blazzard. John died 15 February 1922 from the effects of a broken leg caused by the attack of a vicious sheep.181

John is buried in the Washington City Cemetery.

The foregoing is an excerpt from Sarah Scearcy and Martha Ann Miller: Their Marriages and Children, written by Jennifer DeAnn Johnson Banks; 2006; Page 44-45

179 U.S. Census Bureau, 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Utah Territory, Washington County, Washington, National Archives, Washington, D.C., T 9 Roll 1339., page 53, dwelling 57, family 54.

180 Third District Court, Case Files 1851-1896 Cases 8244-8247, page 69c Testimony of Mrs. Mary Jane Hill.

181 Washington County News, (St. George, Utah) University of Utah, Marriott Library, Digital Collection. February 16, 1922 issue, obituary of John Blazzard.

Utah Death Certificate 
 
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 Parents:
  John Hopwood Bleazard (1803 - 1871)
  Sarah Searcy Pectol (1815 - 1889)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Hopwood Bleazard (1823 - 1903)**
  Mary Jane Miller Hill (1832 - 1896)**
  Martha Ann Miller Rolph (1834 - 1911)**
  Samuel Robert Miller (1838 - 1887)**
  John Searcy Blazzard (1842 - 1922)
  Dorcas Searcy Blazzard (1845 - 1859)*
  Sarah Jane Bleazard Stewart (1848 - 1922)**
  Marian Bleazard Steers (1849 - 1920)*
  James Searcy Blazzard (1852 - 1905)*
  Ellen Searcy Bleazard (1854 - ____)*
  Thomas Murch Bleazard (1855 - 1900)**
  Thomas Blazzard (1857 - 1924)*
  Mary Ann Blazzard (1857 - 1858)**
  Joseph Davis Bleazard (1860 - 1865)**
  Mark Hopwood Bleazard (1861 - 1921)**
  Lucy Davis Bleazard Watts (1863 - 1935)**
  Caleb Davis Bleazard (1865 - 1940)**
  Orson Davis Bleazard (1867 - 1933)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Washington City Cemetery
Washington
Washington County
Utah, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 05, 2008
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