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Obediah Thomas Blitch
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1844
Duval County
Florida, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1931
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Obediah Thomas Blitch

Blitch, Obadiah
16091
Company G
7th Regt GA Cavalry

Obadiah T. Blitch, born 1844 in Duval County, FL enlisted with Capt. Hopkins Sep 22, 1862 at Waynesville, GA. He served in Co. A of the 24th Battalion Georgia Cavalry until the 7th Regiment, GA Cavalry was organized. At this time Co. A of the 24th became Co. G of the 7th. Pvt. Blitch was captured during the Battle of Trevillian Station near Louisa Court House, VA. He was received at Fortress Monroe June 20th, sent to Point Lookout MD and transferred to Elmira Prison, NY Jul 25, 1864. He was selected for exchange of prisoners Oct. 11, 1864 and the actual exchange took place on Oct. 29th. O. T. Blitch surrendered and was paroled at Thomasville, GA May 23, 1865.

Pvt O. T. Blitch is buried at Patterson Cemetery (Bethlehem Baptist Church) in Pierce County, GA.

OBITUARY
Tampa Morning News
Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
Monday, 20 April 1931
Page 2

Obediah Thomas Blitch, 87, died yesterday at his home, 3802 Dartmouth avenue. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the J. L. Reed & Son funeral home. The body was sent to Blackshear, Ga., for interment. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harriett Lopez, of Tampa.

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First married Valoria Odum abt 1867 & with her 3 children were born; after her death, he married Hattie M. Dukes abt 1887 & with her had 6 children.
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Obediah T. Blitch was a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, MD. He was exchanged 10/20/1864. He was paroled 5/23/1865, in Thomasville, GA. Records also include his Power of Attorney and his handwritten application for pension. There is also a doctor's affidavit. He surrendered at Appomattox, VA.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Blitch (1811 - 1887)
  Harriet Wilson Blitch (1814 - 1877)
 
 Spouses:
  Valaria P. Odum Blitch (1851 - 1875)*
  Harriett M. Dukes Blitch (1857 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Obediah Thomas Blitch (1869 - ____)*
  Mary Ella Blitch (1869 - 1894)*
  Eddie Blitch (1875 - 1886)*
  Susan L. Blitch Knight (1888 - 1920)*
  Nancy Jane Blitch (1889 - 1949)*
  Harriett Isabel Blitch Clough (1891 - 1979)*
  Obadiah A. Blitch (1892 - 1893)*
  Annie Ruth Blitch Bunkley (1893 - 1965)*
  John Madison Blitch (Westberry) (1894 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Elias Blitch (1833 - 1876)*
  Esther Blitch (1835 - 1922)*
  Daniel Isaiah Blitch (1836 - 1889)*
  Joseph Luke Blitch (1839 - 1882)*
  Martha Elizabeth Blitch Middleton (1840 - 1884)*
  Mary Ruth Blitch (1841 - 1843)*
  Benjamin Samuel Blitch (1843 - 1865)*
  Obediah Thomas Blitch (1844 - 1931)
  Mindora Amanda Lucille Blitch Street (1846 - 1924)*
  Solomon Elihu Blitch (1847 - 1926)*
  Kezziah Abigail Blitch Youmans (1849 - 1929)*
  Leonidas Wyley Blitch (1850 - ____)*
  Emma Azealia Blitch Wolfe (1852 - 1928)*
  William Wilberforce Blitch (1854 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Confederate States of America
 
Note: No dates on marker
 
Burial:
Patterson Cemetery
Pierce County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Ann Parkinson
Originally Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17657369
Obediah Thomas Blitch
Added by: Jan Lawson
 
Obediah Thomas Blitch
Added by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
 
 
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- DBlitch
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014
Thank you for your service.
- Mary Catherine
 Added: Mar. 8, 2009
Thank you veteran for your service in the Just Cause. Rest in peace.
- Wiregrass Irisheyes
 Added: Mar. 8, 2009
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