BLEDSOE

Supplemental Information to "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol. 1", p. 39, 40, compiled by Judy Parsons Smith .

George Bledsoe

George Bledsoe , b. 1625-1645, Northumberland Co., VA; d. 15 Aug 1705, Northumberland Co., VA; bur. Northumberland Co., VA; m. probably in Virginia to Anne Unknown , b. ca. 1650-1660, England; d. 1691-1698, probably in VA.

George  & Anne (Unknown) Bledsoe  had six (6) children:

1.       Sarah Bledsoe , b. ca. 1671, Dividing Creek, Wiscomoco Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia  
2.      
William Bledsoe , b. 1677, Northumberland Co., VA; d. 19 Apr 1770, Northumberland Co., VA; bur. Culpeper Co., VA??  
3.      
Abraham Bledsoe , b. 1678-1679, Wiscomoco Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia; d. 29 May 1753, Granville , NC .  
4.      
John Bledsoe , b. 1681, Dividing Creek, Wiscomoco Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia; d. 1728, Northumberland Co., VA.  
5.      
Thomas Bledsoe , b. 1682, Dividing Creek, Wiscomoco Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia; d. aft. 15 Jul 1719, Northumberland Co., VA.  
6.      
George Bledsoe , b. 1683, Dividing Creek, Wiscomoco Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia; d. 1719, Northumberland Co., VA.

Abraham Bledsoe

3.  Abraham Bledsoe , son of George  & Anne (Unknown) Bledsoe, b. 1678-1679, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland, VA; d. 29 May 1753, Granville, NC; m. bef. 18 Mar 1702-1703, Northumberland, VA to Katherine Unknown , b. ca. 1684, VA; d. ca. 1718, Lancaster Co., VA. 

Abraham  & Katherine (Unknown) Bledsoe  had.

3.1.   Isaac Bledsoe Lt. Col , b. ca. 1703-1707, Northumberland , VA ; d. 1760, Johnston , NC .
3.2.  
Abraham Bledsoe , b. ca. 1708, Northumberland , VA ; d. 14 Sep 1758, Fort Duquesne .  
3.3.  
Catherine Bledsoe , b. ca. 1710, Lancaster Co., VA; d. ca. 1790-1808.  
3.4.  
George Bledsoe , b. ca. 1713, Lancaster, Essex Co., VA; d. 1777, Bute , NC .  
3.5.  
William Bledsoe , b. 1715, Lancaster , VA ; d. 1787, Wake, NC.  
3.6.  
Jacob Bledsoe , b. ca. 1724, Spotsylvania Co., VA; d. 1 May 1817, Wake, NC.  
3.7.  
Moses Bledsoe , b. ca. 1729, Spotsylvania Co., VA; d. aft. 1790.  
3.8.  
Thomas Bledsoe , b. 1732, Lancaster , VA ; d. 1758, Rowan Co., NC.

Abraham Bledsoe

3.2.  Abraham Bledsoe, son of Abraham  & Katherine (Unknown) Bledsoe , b. ca. 1708, Northumberland , VA ; d. 14 Sep 1758, Fort Duquesne .

Abraham Bledsoe  had four (4) children:

3.1.1.   Anthony Bledsoe [i], b. 1733, Orange Co., VA; d. 20 Jul 1788, Sumner Co., TN; bur. Bledsoe Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN  
3.1.2.  
Possible child.  Sarah Bledsoe [ii], b. 1739, Pittsylvania Co., VA; d. 2 Feb 1843, College Hill , Mississippi .  
3.1.3.  
Possible child.  Isaac Bledsoe [iii], b. 1735, Orange Co., VA; d. 9 Apr 1793, Bledsoe's Fort at Fort Sumner Co., TN; bur. Bledsoe Cemetery at Bledsoes Fort.  
3.1.4.  
Possible child.  Abraham Bledsoe [iv], b. 1737, VA; 1801.

Anthony Bledsoe

3.2.1.  Anthony Bledsoe , son of Abraham Bledsoe , b. 1733, Orange Co., VA; d. 20 Jul 1788, Sumner Co., TN; bur. Bledsoe Cemetery, Sumner Co., TN; m. 1760, Augusta Co., VA to Mary Ramsey , b. 6 Feb 1734, Augusta Co., VA; d. 1808, Sumner Co., TN. 

Anthony  & Mary (Ramsey) Bledsoe  had twelve (12) children:

3.2.1.1.    Sarah Bledsoe , b. 1763, VA; d. 11 Mar 1852, Sumner Co., TN.
3.2.1.2.   
Henry Ramsey Bledsoe , b. 1738, Washington Co., VA; d. 1738, Natchez, Adams Co., Mississippi .  
3.2.1.3.   
Thomas Bledsoe , b. 1764, VA; d. 2 Oct 1794, Greenfield, Sumner Co., TN.  
3.2.1.4.   
Anthony Bledsoe , b. 1782, Washington Co., VA; d. 21 Apr 1794, Rock Castle , Tennessee .  
3.2.1.5.   
Isaac Bledsoe , b. 1776, Washington Co., VA.  
3.2.1.6.    Rachael Bledsoe , b. 1778, Washington Co., VA.  
3.2.1.7.   
Betsy Bledsoe , b. 1782, Washington Co., VA.  
3.2.1.8.   
Prudence Bledsoe , b. 1784, Washington Co., VA  
3.2.1.9.   
Susan Bledsoe , b. 1786, Washington Co., VA.  
3.2.1.10.
Abraham Bledsoe , b. 1762, Fincastle Co., VA; bur. Hopwell Church , TN  
3.2.1.11.
Mary "Polly" Bledsoe , b. 10 Apr 1780, Washington Co., VA; d. 23 Mar 1854, Tuscaloosa, Alabama or Macon Co., Mississippi; bur. Supposedly in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
3.2.1.12.
Henry Ramsey Bledsoe , b. 1763, VA.


Abraham Bledsoe

Abraham Bledsoe , m 1st to Amelia Wallen ; m 2nd to Rachel Unknown ; m 3rd to Margaret McDonald . 

Abraham Bledsoe  had at least three (3) children one by each of his wives.

Abraham  & Amelia (Wallen) Bledsoe  had a (1) son:

1.       Sampson Bledsoe , b. 1800[v], Lee Co., VA

Abraham  & Rachel (Unknown) Bledsoe  had a (1) son:

2.       Isaac Bledsoe     

Abraham  & Margaret (McDonald) Bledsoe  had a (1) son:

3.       Thomas Bledsoe  

Sampson Bledsoe

1.  Sampson Bledsoe , son of Abraham  & Amelia (Wallen) Bledsoe , b. 1800[vi], Lee Co., VA; d. 3 Nov 1862, casualty of the Civil War, Kentucky; m. Narcissy Unknown.

Sampston Bledsoe served during the Civil War.

Sampson & Narcissy (Unknown) Bledsoe  had five (5) children[vii]:

1.1.   Issac Bledsoe[viii], b. 1828[ix] .  He worked at Keokee High School for about 14 years.  
1.2.  
Elias Bledsoe[x], b. 1828; d. ca. 1866[xi]; m. to Lucinda Roberts  
1.3.  
Usley Bledsoe[xii], b. 1830[xiii]  
1.4.  
George W. Bledsoe[xiv], b. 1833[xv]  
1.5.  
Winder Bledsoe[xvi], b. 1836[xvii]; d. 1915[xviii].

Thomas Bledsoe  O

3.  Thomas Bledsoe , son of Abraham  & Margaret (McDonald) Bledsoe . 

Thomas Bledsoe  was a longhunter. 

Revolutionary War ServiceO

Revolutionary War Veteran  

He was member of the Blackwater Baptist Church, Kyles Ford, Hawkins Co., Tennessee between 1816 and 1834. 

Thomas Bledsoe  had two (2) children:  

3.1.   Rachel Bledsoe , b. 17 Feb 1795, VA; m. Loving Bledsoe , son of Isaac Bledsoe .
3.2.  
Abraham Bledsoe , m. 12 Dec 1816 to Millicent "Millie" Wallen , daughter of James Carr  & Mary (Johnson) Wallen , b. 4 Jan 1797.

Abraham Bledsoe

3.2.  Abraham Bledsoe , son of Thomas Bledsoe  (longhunter), m. 12 Dec 1816 to Millicent "Millie" Wallen , daughter of James Carr  & Mary (Johnson) Wallen , b. 4 Jan 1797. 

Abraham  & Millie (Wallen) Bledsoe  had.  

3.2.1.         Elizabeth Bledsoe , b. 25 Apr 1802, TN; d. 12 May 1893, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1839 to Henry A. Fisher , b. 16 Apr 1818; d. 18 Mar 1866, Lee Co., VA


UPDATE

Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith & Associated Families, Vol. 1", p. 40, compiled by Judy Parsons Smith .

Evan Bledsoe

Evan Bledsoe , son of Elias  & Lucinda (Roberts) Bledsoe , b. 29 May 1860, Lee Co., VA; d. 6 Apr 1901, shot; bur. Willis Cemetery; m 1st ca. 1880, Lee Co., VA to Mary Polly Lawson , grand-daughter of Joe Wills , b. 1864?; d. 1900; bur. Willis Cemetery, Lee Co., VA.

The Death of Evan Bledsoe

On 15 Dec 2001, I received the following e-mail message from Debra Price  regarding the “family tradition” of how Evan Bledsoe  died.

“Evan Bledsoe  is my Great-grandfather.  I have lived all my life within 50 miles of Blackwater , VA , and have been exposed to many member’s of this family.  I have heard the story of the death of Evan Bledsoe from many source’s.  I can assure you the one you have printed on the internet is not “family tradition.”  My Grandfather, legitimate son of Evan, told many times of the death of his father but it certainly was not the same as your story.  I happen to know who started this untruth and would apprreciate you removing this from your site.  The truth is…..

 

Evan was meeting a single woman who lived across the mountain from Blackwater toward Jonesville.  She knew here brothers were planning to kill Evan.  She wrote Evan to tell him not to come and to inform him of their plan.  Evan was a very powerful and active in the poltical arena of Lee County and had made some enemy’s.  One enemy being the postmaster who intercepted the letter of warning and held it until after the postmaster was sure Evan Bledsoe  was dead.  Evan always traveled with his dog who tried relentlessly for three days to awaken Evan.  The dog had chewed the laces from Evan’s shoes in an attempt to get him up.  After the letter was delivered to Evan’s home, a search was made and he was found on the north side of Powell Mountain close to a large rock near Hunter’s Gap.  He had been ambushed and shot in the head.

 

I assure you that Evan Bledsoe  did have at least three children outside the bonds of matrimony with two women, but he did not have children scattered all over the county as is stated.  I have told you the story of the death of my Great-grandfather as it has been told to all of us inside and outside the Bledsoe family.  The lady who got the other story started died in 2000.  She was not a member of the Bledsoe family, but enjoyed exposing any information that would be degrading and did not think it an injustice to exaggerate to make a story more interesting.

-          Debra Roller Price

Evan  & Mary Polly (Lawson) Bledsoe  had five (5) children:

1.       Francis Bledsoe , b. 24 Jul 1881; d. Nov 1972; m. to Mr. Wallen .  
2.      
Thomas Bledsoe , b. 5 Mar 1883; d. 19 Nov 1903.  
3.      
Lucinda Bledsoe , b. 29 May 1885; d. 16 Aug 1953  
4.      
Elias Bledsoe , b. 19 Sept 1887; d. 30 Sept 1887  
5.      
Tommie Bledsoe [xix], b. 17 Oct 1888.  Living 1967.  


[i] AFN:KP09-SD; 2nd AFN:KP09-SD source attributes as the son of Thomas Bledsoe , son of Abraham & Katherine Bledsoe, b. 1732, Lancaster, VA; d. 1758, Rowan Co., NC
[ii]
AFN:KP04-H5 attributed as the daughter of Thomas Bledsoe , son of Abraham & Katherine Bledsoe, b. 1732, Lancaster, VA; d. 1758, Rowan Co., NC.
[iii]
AFN:KP09-VQ) attributes him as the son of Thomas Bledsoe , son of Abraham & Katherine Bledsoe, b. 1732, Lancaster, VA; d. 1758, Rowan Co., NC
[iv]
AFN:KP09-X3 attributes him as the son of Thomas Bledsoe , son of Abraham & Katherine Bledsoe, b. 1732, Lancaster, VA; d. 1758, Rowan Co., NC
[v - vii]
Information from Garin S. Bledsoe, Vision Support Team, DST Systems Inc., Phone (816) 936-2483
[viii]
keviny [key1971@mounet.com]
[ix - xviii]
Information from Garin S. Bledsoe, Vision Support Team, DST Systems Inc., Phone (816) 936-2483
[xix] Previously this child was listed as Pansy – however this information was corrected by Debra Roller Price , his grand-daughter 12/00