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Blanchard, Seth


Age: 44, credited to West Windsor, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/7/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, d/dis 2/2/64, New Berne, NC (Typhoid fever)

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Birth: 01/21/1820, Hartland, VT
Death: 02/02/1864

Burial: Brownsville Cemetery (1), West Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 79349949


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Charlotte T., 4/30/1864
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Brownsville Cemetery (1), West Windsor, VT

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Seth Blanchard

Seth Blanchard, b. Milford, NH 21 Jan., 1820, son of Richard "Rial" & Mindwell (Worcester) Blanchard of Charlestown, Mass.

Charlotte T. Bryant b. Vt., Hartland, Vt. 1823

They were m. in Windsor (by Rev. Harvey Guernsey), 18 May, 1844.



1. Watson Sylvester, b. Charlestown, NH., 10 Feb., 1845. He m. Sarah Maria Hancock (b. Cohasset, Mass). He attended schools in Newbury, Vt. and was a wood sawyer and contractor. He engaged in the lumber business in Charlestown, NY, but returned to West Windsor where he worked as a contractor and builder. He d. in W. Windsor, 26 July, 1921. (Children: (1) Lottie M., (2) Walter W., grocer at Windsor; (3) Ray L. (lived in West Windsor); (4) Herbert H., b. Berlin, Vt. 22 Jan., 1868. He m. 1895, Clara M. Silver. He worked for railroad in Windsor, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1894, partnership with Hon. J. C. Enright of Windsor, Vt. went to Springfield, Vt. They joined the Congregational Church in Springfield. Watson d. in West Windsor, Vt., 26 July ,1921. (Children (1) Minerva Blanchard, b. 30 Aug., 1899).
2. Julia Ann, b. Charlestown, Mass., 3 Nov., 1846. She m. 1st --. She m. 2nd, Jabez Hammond of West Windsor. She d. in W. Windsor, 26 Aug., 1902.
3. Ferdinand, b. W. Windsor, 8 Nov., 1851.
4. Adelaide "Addie", b. W. Windsor, Vt. 10 Aug., 1855. She d. in W. Windsor, 15 Nov., 1875 (age 21)
5. Adolphus, b. W. Windsor, 19 Oct., 1859. He d. in W. Windsor, 27 Oct., 1898.

Seth was one of the family of 13 children born to Richard Blanchard. Richard Blanchard was born in Massachusetts in 1770, and was a lifelong resident of that state. He was the owner of a farm of 300 acres of well cultivated ground which was located on the present site of the city of Charlestown, Mass. Seth, his son was born in 1820, and during his active business career followed the avocation of farmer in addition to that of contractor and builder. Seth was living in Charleston, Mass. when he married Charlotte in Brownsville. Abner C. Bryant and Micah N. Lincoln witnessed their marriage. Seth and Charlotte were living in West Windsor (Brownsville) when the 1850 census was taken. Seth was a lawyer. They did not own real estate. Neighbors were Luther and Betsey Kendall, and Robert Barnell and family. Seth took an active part in the affairs of the town of Brownsville during the Civil War and being a strong abolitionists, attempted to recruit a company which would aid the defense of the Union. He abandoned the idea and on 7 Dec., 1863, placed his name at the head of the list. He was mustered at Brattleboro 22 Jan. 1864 in Co. "D" 9th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers under Captain Asaph Clark, for a three year term, and with the full company organized, they went to the war. The exposer and fatigue incident to a soldier's life proved to severe for the state of his health. He went to the hospital 28 Jan., 1864 and he died a few days later at the field hospital at Newport Barracks, North Carolina from typhoid fever, 2 Feb., 1864. Charlotte was 41 years old when she asked her attorney, Gilbert A. Davis to apply for her Widow's pension 19 April, 1864. She was awarded $12 per month. Charlotte d. 12 March 1890 (age 67).

Contributed by Linda M. Welch.


In hospital at Newbern, N. C., Feb. 2d, of typhoid fever, Seth Blanchard, of West Windsor, aged 44 years and 12 days, - member of Co. D, 9th Reg't Vermont Volunteers.

Source: Vermont Journal, Feb. 13, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.