LEONIN BLANCHAMP, father of
MATTHEUS BLANSHAN, father of
MATHIEU BLANSHAN, father of
MATHEUS BLANSHAN, father of
JOHANNES BLANSHAN, father of
MATHEW BLANSHAN, father of

BENJAMIN FREER BLANSHAN
         Elmyra Blanshan was born December 3, 1824 to Benjamin Freer Blanshan
and Eliza Russell Blanshan. On December 9, 1847, Elmyra married Thomas Van
Gasbeck Folant, son of Philip Folant and Sara Smith Folant, born February 15,
1820 in Kingston. In the 1860 federal census the Folants lived in the city of
Kingston and Thomas was a carpenter. Son John was age 10 and son Frank was
5. Thomas appears in the Kingston city directory in 1869 as living on Albany
Avenue. He is listed as a builder.  Elmyra died December 5, 1867.

The children of Elmyra Blanshan and Thomas Van Gasbeck Folant were:

John E. – born December 24, 1848. On November 18, 1870 John married Ida
Hotaling, daughter of Nathaniel Hotaling and Elizabeth Chambers, born December
25, 1849. John E. is listed as a clerk in the Kingston city directory of 1871. John
died April 1, 1872 and Ida married James Brown of Kingston, New York.

Frank
 – born May 13, 1854. On November 17, 1881 Frank married Ella Kain,
daughter of John Kain and Anna Depuy, in Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri. Ella
was born September 5, 1854 in Ohio. When Ella died, Frank married Margaret
(Mary) J. Mosher. She died July 10, 1903. Frank, Ella and Margaret are all buried in
Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Dutchess County, New York.

ELMYRA
BLANSHAN
FOLANT
Headstone of Frank, first wife Ella Kain and second wife
Margaret Mosher in Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Dutchess
County, New York.