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|Joyce Rye Kasberg||Blanchard Cemetery Photos|
I found some photo's of these grave markers that I took several years ago so I am posting them and then when I can I will revisit this cemetery and take some more.
|Joyce Rye Kasberg||Uriah H. Blanchard|
I found on ancestry.com the US Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index for Uriah H. Blanchard. Go to his memorial #91644109 and read what it says. Also I found on a PUBLIC TREE that Sivil HINES married Uriah H. Blanchard who died in Marion County, Alabama in 1850. They say that Sivil Hines Blanchard died in 1880 in North Carolina. I don't know about that because a "Sivil" Blanchard has a marker in the Blanchard Cemetery with as I recall "NO DATES". Uriah H. Blanchard marker has "NO DATES". This public tree has a son for Uriah & Sivil Blanchard - Thomas L. Blanchard b.1789 d. about 1860 Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
I wonder if this Uriah H. Blanchard was also Stephen H. Blanchard's father and Sivil Blanchard with the marker in Blanchard Cemetery was his mother. I have searched so info on her and so far can't find anything except on that Public Tree. I have found Uriah H. Blanchard in some Census in Duplin N C. but NOT on a 1850 Census as he and Sivil probably had passed away between the 1840 and 1850 Census years. This Mortality Schedule states that Uriah H. Blanchard died Aug 1850 Marion County, Alabama.
I hope this is of some help to you.
I will try and re-visit this cemetery when I can.
|Joyce Rye Kasberg||Blanchard Cemetery|
I have looked and all I found was a photo of Stephen H. Blanchard grave marker. I will have to go another time when it is cooler weather and etc. to take photo's of the other markers.
|Joyce Rye Kasberg||Blanchard Cemetery|
I have a photo of Stephen H. Blanchard "White" that did own slaves back in the day. It seems that he may have never married. I will try and find that photo and post it on his memorial. The older "Black" families buried at this cemetery by the last name Blanchard were slaves of Stephen H. Blanchard. I have looked on ancestry.com "Stephen H. Blanchard" and the slave census comes up. It does not give "names" of the slaves but list how many he had at a given time.
I think I have photo's of the other gravemarkers in that cemetery as well, because back in 1998 we were getting together information for "The Heritage of Marion County, Alabama" book published by Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc. and printed by Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc. in 2000. Don't know of any of these books left that are for sell.
This is when I learned of this cemetery. Mignon Blanchard Metcalf took me to this cemetery and these are her relatives. She is now deceased.
This is what was written in the Heritage Book on this cemetery. BLANCHARD CEMETERY "Those graves with markers still readable are: S.H. Blanchard born March 20, 1809, died September 6, 1900, age 91 years 5 months and 26 days. [He came from North Carolina and is in Marion County, Alabama by 1850], he was a mason. Sivil, wife of Uriah H. Blanchard, age 69 years. U.H.B.[only a foot marker] for Uriah H. Blanchard. Cator Blanchard [colored] born November 12, 1858, died May 20, 1923. James Swanigan [colored] marker broken dates unreadable son of Willis and Hanna Swanigan. Lee A. Hall [colored], born 1843, died August 23,1917. Inda Hall [colored] born 1834, died May 20, 1923. Others known to be buried here with no engraved headstones are: Jane Belk Blanchard [colored] wife of Cater Blanchard. Amanda Blanchard McCollum [colored] born April 1881. Tyrecie J. Blanchard Spears [colored] born June 1882. Submitted by: Mignon Blanchard Metcalf 1998 Sources: Cemetery Survey and personal knowledge. page 22 of the Heritage Book Marion County, Alabama.
I will look and see if I still have the photos of all the other gravemarkers in that cemetery, as I was with her that day we surveyed the Cemetery.
I hope this helps you some. If I can be of further help let me know. If I can't locate the other photos maybe sometime this fall or winter I can revisit that cemetery and take photos.
|Joyce Rye Kasberg||Sivil Blanchard memorial|
Stephen Blanchard was a white man and the other burial's at this cemetery seem to be African-American. He did own slaves at one time. Mignon Blanchard Metcalfs' ancestor's were some of Stephen Blanchard's slaves. I don't know if you are interested in the African-American Blanchards or Stephen Blanchard's family. On the census records it doesn't list a wife for Stephen Blanchard. Mignon and her family have lived all these years just about a mile from this Blanchard Cemetery. So she was taught down thru the years about it. As she related this to me. Mignon is now desceased. Let me know if I can be of more help.
|Joyce Rye Kasberg||Sivil Blanchard memorial photo|
I was taken to this cemetery by Mignon Blanchard Metcalf back in the late 1990's. She told me who was buried at this cemetery. There are some stones but most are unreadable or do not have dates. The Stephen Blanchard marker does have name and dates.