Mary Jane Hobson Blizzard

Wayne County, North Carolina, USA
Death unknown
Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Burial Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 167202991 · View Source
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Mary Jane Hobson

Born NC per census ca 1802/03

Married 1818 Duplin Cty NC Isaac Blizzard

is probably a child of Henry Hobson and Fairlise Braddy.

May have moved from Duplin Cty NC to Guilford Cty NC to Smyth Cty Va

Died after 1850 Smyth Cty Va
Believed buried here
No stone


i Lydia C Blizzard, born 1824/25 in NC.

ii Martha Ann Blizzard, born 1826/27 in NC.

iii John j Blizzard, born 1828/29 in NC.

iv Charles Blizzard, born 1831/32 in Guilford Co, NC.

v Rebecca M Blizzard, born 1833/34 in Guilford Co, NC.

vi Mary J Blizzard, born 1835/36 in Guilford Co, NC.

vii William R Blizzard, born 1837/38 in Guilford Co, NC.

viii Rachel E Blizzard, born 1840/41 in Guilford Co, NC.

ix David S3 Blizzard, born 1841/42 in Guilford Co, NC.


first record found for her was her 1818 marriage in Duplin County to Isaac Blizzard.
Since there were no other Hobsons in the area then, it seems that Henry Hobson is the only choice for her father.

If she is the same Mary that is listed on the 1850 census in Smythe Co, VA, then she was born ca 1802/03 in North Carolina, and her full name was "Mary Jane".

Henry Hobson had an apparent daughter this age with him on the 1810 census (age "under 10", born ca 1800/10).

On 30 Dec 1818, Isaac Blizzard obtained a marriage bond in Duplin County to marry Mary Hobson.
Aaron Newell was bondsman.

After their marriage they promptly disappeared from the public record (as far as I can find).
I did not find them on the 1820 or 1830 census.
I did find one in 1840 Guilford Co, NC, but I had no way to know if it is the same family or not but it sure seems likely.

A few years ago, another researcher (Wayne Blizzard) told me that he thought this Isaac (in Guilford) was the same one, for his wife was named "Mary" and the children's ages matched up well with a couple marrying in 1818.

I don't know where they were living for the 1820 and 1830 census, for they were not listed in Guilford County those years.
Their children who were born in the 1820's were all born in NC (per the 1850 census).
The 1820 census entry for John Blizzard in Guilford has room for Isaac and his family also, so perhaps that is his brother and they were all together that year.

They were in Guilford for the 1840 census.
Other Blizzards had been there earlier on, and were probably closely related to him.

840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Guilford Co, NC pg 219 Isaac Blizzard 1110001000000-1112010000000
1 Male(s) 40-49 (1790-1800) Isaac BLIZZARD (1794/95)
1 Male(s) 10-14 (1825-1830) John J. BLIZZARD (1828/29) son
1 Male(s) 5-9 (1830-1835) Charles BLIZZARD (1831/32) son
1 Male(s) 0-4 (1835-1840) William R. BLIZZARD (1837/38) son
1 Female(s) 30-39 (1800-1810) Mary Jane HOBSON Blizzard (1802/03) wife
2 Female(s) 15-19 (1820-1825) Daughter? (1820/25)
Lydia C. BLIZZARD (1824/25) daughter
1 Female(s) 10-14 (1825-1830) Martha Ann BLIZZARD (1826/27) daughter
1 Female(s) 5-9 (1830-1835) Rebecca M. BLIZZARD (1833/34) daughter
1 Female(s) 0-4 (1835-1840) Mary J. BLIZZARD (1835/36) daughter

In the mid or late 1840's, the Isaac Blizzard family moved to Smythe County, Virginia and were listed there on the 1850 census. ** I don't have this entry typed up yet.

I don't know for sure that Isaac and Mary of Guilford Co, NC and Smythe Co, VA are the same Isaac and Mary of Duplin Co, NC, but it sure seems that way. More research is needed on this family.

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  • Created by: Carole Conrad
  • Added: 19 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167202991
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Hobson Blizzard (1802–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167202991, citing Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Carole Conrad (contributor 46532185) .