DANIEL BLANSHAN
1799 -1862
LEONIN BLANCHAMP, father of
MATTHEUS BLANSHAN, father of
MATHIEU BLANSHAN, father of
NICOLAUS BLANSHAN, father of
MATHEUS BLANSHAN, father of
JACOB BLANSHAN, father of
MATTHEUS JACOB BLANSHAN , father of
Daniel Blanshan was born March 7, 1799 to parents Mattheus Jacob Blanshan and Maria
Du Bois Blanshan. He was baptized in New Paltz on May 8, 1799 under the sponsorship
of Daniel Du Bois and Tryntje Le Fevre. On September 30, 1820 he married Effie Eva (also
known as Affie, Eve and Euphemia) Le Fevre, daughter of Conrad Le Fevre and Maria
Swart, baptized in Kingston on May 9, 1799. Daniel and Effie moved to Skaneateles in
1830. Grandson Daniel I. (son of Matthew) remembers his grandfather as a large, portly
man. He gave Daniel a Liverpool watch of solid silver for his namesake. It kept good time
but was too light to use while working and he broke a lot of crystals. Daniel and Effie had
an old bucket well. When grandson Daniel was small,he went missing. After a long
search, Effie saw him through the cracks of the boards sitting inside the bucket gazing at
himself in the water below. Daniel Jr. also remembers going to a funeral of his father's
sister and seeing the team run away, throwing out the coffin. Effie died March 4, 1853 and
Daniel died August 5, 1862. Both are buried in Owasco Rural Cemetery, Onandaga
County, New York.

The children of Daniel and Effie Blanshan were:

Maria Blanshan - born November 19, 1821, baptized on February 24, 1822 in New Paltz.
She died young.

Maria Blanshan - born May 5, 1823, baptized July 13, 1823. She died in 1829.

Matthew Blanshan - born January 19, 1825 in New Paltz, baptized April 3, 1825. On
January 1, 1850, he married Sarah Decker, daughter of Isaac (or Daniel) and Mary Decker,
born May 23, 1822. They were married in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. Matthew was a member
of Co. F, 27th Wisconsin Infantry in 1865. Matthew died October 19, 1889 in Grand
Junction, Greene County, Iowa. See
Matthew Blanshan (1825) page)

LeFever Blanshan - born October 28, 1826. On February 20, 1860 or 61 he married Anna
Wurts, daughter of Mathusalem Wurts and Catharine Maria Du Bois, born December 6 or
16, 1835. LeFever  and Anna had two sets of twins, only one of which (Howard) lived to
adulthood. The children of Howard and Anna were Effie M. Blanshan Schemmerhorn
(born March 18, 1865), Eddie (born April 1, 1867, died same day), Edgar (born April 1,
1867, died November 7,1870), Howard L. (born March 20, 1872 - 1934), Kate (born March
20, 1872, died August 20, 1872), William or Willis M. (born September 20, 1879).
LeFever and Anna farmed in Savannah, New York. He registered for the Civil War draft at
age 38 in June, 1863. A widowed Anna was farming in Tyre, Seneca County, New York by
the 1900 federal census. Howard and Willis were helping her run the farm. Howard is
buried in Crusoe Cemetery in Seneca County, New York.

Jemima Blanshan - born in Onandaga County, New York on August 22, 1829. On January
10, 1856 she married William Gaston, son of Ira Gaston and Lyma Carter, born
September 16, 1829. They had no children.

Julia Ann Blanshan - born October 29, 1830. On June 12, 1851 Julia married Isaac D.
Cuykendall, born March 2, 1828, son of Jacob Cuykendall and Margaret Decker. Their
children were Daniel J. (born October 11, 1858), Margaret Jane (born July 24, 1865), and
Nellie E. (born July 5, 1867).

Catherine Blanshan - born April, 1835. She died on May 18, 1836.

Peter Blanshan - born in 1839.
Daniel Blanshan's headstone in Owasco Rural
Cemetery, Onandaga County, N. Y.
Howard L. Blanshan, son of LeFever, is
buried in Crusoe Cemetery in Seneca
County, New York.