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Pvt James Thomas Blizzard

Pvt James Thomas Blizzard

Death 29 Oct 1864 (aged 25–26)
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot Soldiers Section
Memorial ID 41302313 · View Source
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Served in the 7th South Carolina Company B. From Richland County South Carolina. Died at Washington DC of wounds received. (End of note by HOPE, who listed the grave of Pvt. J. T. Blizzard)

Pvt. James Thomas Blizzard was originally buried in Arlington Cemetery. In 1870 the Confederate dead in Arlington Cemetery were moved to Hollywood Cemetery, "en masse."

James T. Blizzard married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Lee, daughter of Asa H. Lee, who later married John Campbell Glenn. James and Lizzie Lee had only one child, James Arthur Blizzard, born one year before his father died, James was raised by paternal grandparents, Voluntine and Elisabeth Lovett Blizzard. James A. Blizzard ran away from home when seventeen years old and changed his name to Thomas Arthur Blizzard, using his father's middle name, but he was also known as "Jim." If you didn't know his name was originally James, you may wonder why Thomas Arthur Blizzard was called "Jim."

James T. Blizzard's 24 year old widow, Mary Elizabeth Lee, (F.A.G. #62799136) daughter of Asa H. Lee of Chester, SC, gave her son James Arthur "Thomas" Blizzard to her late husband's parents to raise, married a man 9 years younger than herself, John C. Glenn, and had three children by him.

James and Lizzie's only child, James Arthur "Thomas" Blizzard (F.A.G.#12602594) married Theoxena "Locky" Spires and had five children: Lula Lucas, Clayton, Clifton, Sudie Whetstone, and Purvis (my father-in-law.) Thomas and Locky were buried at Kings Grove Baptist Church east of Pelion, South Carolina. Locky was the daughter of Henry Spires and Elizabeth Smithhardt.

On the death certificate of her father Thomas A. Blizzard, Lula Lucas stated his father's name was James Blizzard and his mother's name was Lizzie Lee.

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  • Maintained by: EB & BJ Blizzard
  • Originally Created by: Hope
  • Added: 29 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41302313
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Thomas Blizzard (1838–29 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41302313, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by EB & BJ Blizzard (contributor 48045391) .