LEONIN BLANCHAMP, father of MATTHEUS BLANSHAN, father of MATHIEU BLANSHAN, father of MATHEUS BLANSHAN, father of JACOB BLANSHAN, father of
John Blanshan was born August 17, 1779, to parents Jacob Blanshan and Jacomyntie Smedes Blanshan. He was baptized in Kingston on September 17, 1779. On February 17, 1803 John married Maria (Mary) Van Wagenen, born in Kingston on November 16, 1779 to Benjamin Van Wagenen and Jacomyntje Heermans Van Wagenen. He was a Deacon of Bloomington. In the 1850 census John, age 71 and a widower, was living in Rosendale with his unmarried daughters Ann Eliza, age 30 and Julia, age 31. He listed his occupation as a farmer and his property was worth $2000 at that time. John received $55 from the state of New York for arms and clothing provided by individual members of the state militia for the War of 1812. Mary died May 29, 1829 and John passed away March 20, 1859. John and Mary are buried in the Hardenburgh burying ground in Bloomington.
The children of John and Mary Van Wagenen Blanshan were:
Benjamin - born in 1803
Ann Eliza - born in 1807
Jacob - born May 26, 1810. Jacob married Eliza Peters (1811) on December 22, 1842 in Esopus and they had the following children - John (1844-1845), Margaret (1845), George B. (1849-1866), Mary J. (1856) and Joseph (1868). Eliza passed away on July 13, 1853 and Jacob passed away August 14, 1880 or 1890. Eliza is buried in the Bloomington Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Bloomington, New York. (See Jacob Blanshan_1810 page)
Ann Eliza - born July 14, 1814. She and her sister Julia farmed their father's farm after his death with the help of her brother Jacob's adult children. She died December 1, 1884 and is buried in the Bloomington Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Bloomington, New York.