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B : Blanchard : Jr

1st Tier

Benjamin Blanchard Jr. 

  • (b 1752 Townsend, MA - So. Royalston, MA)

  • Carpenter and Millwright in 1785, 1794, 1802, 1806 and 1808 deeds.

  • Two of his brothers were carpenter/joiners

B Blanchard Jr

Benjamin Blanchard Jr.

b 9-4-1752 Townsend, MA – d 11-3-1835 So. Royalston, MA

m Thankful Goodale in 1774, she from Grafton and he from Amherst


children: not documented


parents: Benjamin Sr. (1726-1808) and Hannah Keys, b and m in Littleton, MA. Benjamin Sr. was a husbandman b in Littleton, MA who settled in Sutton, MA (there in 1757) followed by Royalston, MA. Most of the children b in Townsend, MA.


Millwright in deeds from 1785 Athol, 1794 Athol, 1802 Athol, 1806 Royalston, 1808 Royalston. “Mr. Blanchard was a carpenter,  millwright and surveyor who lived long years in South Royalston operating a mill or mills there, and is quite evident that he established the first mill in that village in 1794 ….” History of Athol. (Both grist and saw mills.)


1799 Surveyor of Lumber, Athol


At least two of three known brothers of Benjamin Jr. were also carpenters/joiners; Moses (1757-1818) who settled in Windsor, VT and Aaron (1760-1842) who settled in Hinsdale, NH. (It was this Aaron who bought land in Hinsdale next to Benjamin in 1791.)


2nd Tier

Benjamin Blanchard family that moved to Canterbury, NH

Benj. Sr. 1693 – ca 1770, Benj. Jr. 1721 - 1791 Benj. 3rd 1745- December 1789. Benjamin Jr. probate of 1791 listed him as a yeoman. No tools in the inventory. A February 1789 Canterbury town record reads: “Benjamin Blanchard should clapboard and shingle the foreside of the meetinghouse for $34 worth of neat stock”. Benjamin Blanchard Jr. of Hollis bought a ferry in Canterbury in 1769 and operated it until the Boscawen toll bridge was built….this was mentioned in his will of 1790. History of the town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, by Lyford, James Otis.


Also of Note

  • Benj. Sr. 1727 Killingly, CT – 1801 Rutland, VT, Benj. Jr. 1772 Simsbury, CT – 1851 Rutland, VT. Benjamin Sr. was a carpenter and millwright, but Benjamin Jr. was a farmer who inherited his father’s farm. He was a farmer in 1840 and 1850 census records. Benj. 3rd was also a farmer who “lived and died on the same land”. History of Rutland County, Vermont, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, by Smith, H. P. (Henry Perry), 1839-1925.


  • Benjamin Blanchard, b ca 1790 in RI, 1850 census a carpenter in Rome NY. Father ??


  • Benjamin Blanchard (1774-1858) and wife Miriam in Hinsdale, NH. In deeds, Benjamin is noted as a carpenter (1813), millwright (1813), yeoman and husbandman (1815). In the 1850 census he was listed as a farmer, still in Hinsdale. His father was Richard Jr. who died in 1814.


Benjamin Blanchard Jr., b 1804, 1860 census a carpenter. Int. to marry Lucretia Hill of Clairmont in 1824.

His father Benjamin was Benjamin (1774-1858). This Benj. Jr. is too late for the plane.


  • In a 1791 Hinsdale, NH deed, a Benjamin is listed as a husbandman but this reference cannot apply to the above Benjamin based on his 1774 birth date. (“1791, 24 Mar: Cheshire Co. - 1st purchase by Benj., of Hinsdale, NH, husbandman. [222a:25:115] Adj. parcel bought by Aaron Blanchard on same date.”) Note that a second 1791 Hinsdale deed mentions a Benjamin: “As result of a suit brought by Benj. Jr [residence not given] vs Benj. Sr., of Hinsdale, NH the land in Montague, MA was "sold" [?back to?] John Clapp. [50b:Execution Bk 1:452] [Benj Jr probably = the res. of Athol-Royalston, MA]” (Rootsweb/Blanchard)

  • Benjamin, son of Aaron, b in 1793 Andover, d in 1876 Windham. Carpenter, joiner and housewright. Windham deeds from 1818 to at least 1836, wife Dolly.


10 ¼” long, cherry with a beveled edge on the cheek mortises, undercut tote heel, no body chamfers, body layout lines, triple struck stamp. The imprint drawing was reconstructed electronically (Paint (MS Office) program) under magnification                                                                                                            

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