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Joseph B. Blanchard, Esq.

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: DN, New Hampshire, United States
Death: April 07, 1758 (54)
DN, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Joseph Blanchard and Abiah Blanchard (Hassell)
Husband of Rebecca Blanchard
Father of Joseph Blanchard; Susannah Blanchard, (Twin); Eleazer Blanchard, (Twin); Rebecca Blanchard; Sarah Blanchard and 8 others
Brother of Elizabeth Blanchard; Esther Farwell; Hannah Blanchard; Rachel Blanchard; Susanna Farwell and 4 others
Half brother of Joseph Blanchard

Occupation: Colonel of Militia and Hero of French and Indian war; had Rogers Raiders among his command
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About Colonel Joseph Blanchard

Joseph Blanchard (1704-1758) was born in Dunstable, New Hampshire (now Nashua) on February 11, 1704 to Capt. Joseph Blanchard and his wife Abiah Hassell. In 1724 he joined the New Hampshire Militia as a lieutenant and served in Capt. Eleazer Tyng's Company. On September 26, 1728 he married Rebecca Hubbard of Groton, Massachusetts. They would have 12 children, including Jonathan Blanchard, a New Hampshire delegate to the Congress of the Confederation in 1784.

Joseph Blanchard would serve as town selectman, a surveyor for the state of New Hampshire, Counsellor of the State by mandamus from the Crown, and Judge of the Superior Court of New Hampshire. At the start of the French and Indian War Joseph Blanchard was already a colonel in the militia, and in 1754 he ordered Capt. John Goffe along with a company of men (Robert Rogers was part of this company) to patrol the upper reaches of the Merrimack River valley. In 1755 Joseph Blanchard was appointed as Colonel of the New Hampshire Provincial Regiment sent to serve under Sir William Johnson in an attack on Crown Point on Lake Champlain. Along the march they built Fort Wentworth at Northumberland, New Hampshire on the Connecticut River. The regiment was at Fort Edward and fought at the Battle of Lake George. The regiment returned home in December of 1755. Col. Joseph Blanchard died on April 7, 1758. In 1761 a new more accurate map of New Hampshire that Joseph Blanchard had prepared in connection with Samuel Langdon was published.


Joseph Blanchard Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: Feb. 11, 1704 Death: Apr. 7, 1758

Political leader and military officer. He was a farmer, surveyor, and mapmaker. Active in local and state government, he served as town Selectman, state Surveyor, and Judge of New Hampshire's Superior Court. Active in the militia from his early 20s, he served as a Colonel in the French and Indian War, responsible for patrols in the Merrimack River Valley and taking part in the attack on Lake Champlain's Crown Point. In 1761 the map of New Hampshire prepared by Joseph Blanchard and Samuel Langdon was published, the most accurate map of the colony up to that time. Dunstable was later incorporated into the city of Nashua. Joseph Blanchard was the father of Jonathan Blanchard, who served in the Continental Congress. (bio by: Bill McKern)

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 Abiah Hassell Blanchard (1673 - 1746)*
 Rebecca Hubbard Blanchard (1711 - 1774)*

 Eleazer Blanchard (1730 - 1753)*
 Augustus Blanchard (1746 - 1809)*
 Caleb Blanchard (1749 - 1753)*
 Hannah Blanchard Starr (1751 - 1794)*
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Inscription: Here Lyes Buried - the Body of The Honorable - JOSEPH BLANCHARD Esqr - Who Departed this Life - April the 7th 1758 - Aged 55 Years

Burial: Old Dunstable Cemetery Nashua Hillsborough County New Hampshire, USA

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Colonel Joseph Blanchard's Timeline

February 11, 1704
DN, New Hampshire, United States
Age 1
Dunstable, MA, United States
April 28, 1729
Age 25
Dunstable, MA, United States
November 15, 1730
Age 26
Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
November 15, 1730
Age 26
Dunstable, Massachusetts
July 20, 1732
Age 28
Dunstable, MA, United States
October 7, 1734
Age 30
Dunstable, MA, United States
November 15, 1736
Age 32
Dunstable, Massachusetts
September 18, 1738
Age 34
Dunstable, MA, United States