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Nick Blanchfield
« on: Saturday 07 May 22 19:26 BST (UK) »
Searching for information about NICK BLANCHFIELD, born 1820-1825, probably Kilkenny, emigrated to the USA about 1850.

Marriage Illinois. USA 1856
Died 1881, Christian County. Illinois 1881

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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 May 22 17:52 BST (UK) »
Hi

Do you have the name of Nick's father... maybe from his marriage?
Would the names of his children - if there were any - give any clues?

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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 May 22 20:59 BST (UK) »
Was he Nick or Nicholas?
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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 May 22 21:15 BST (UK) »
Is he Nicholas Blanchfield (farmer) residing in Buckhart Township, Christian, Illinois in 1880?
Wife Elizabeth (born c1841 Ohio) and daughter Ellen (born c1861 Iowa).

Marriage to Elizabeth McGee on 23 Oct 1858 (not 1856) in Sangamon, Illinois.

Which source of yours gives the "probably Kilkenny" birth?

NOTE: There's another Nicholas Blanchfield, also born Ireland circa 1825. He appears to have settled in Pennsylvania. So be careful if you find any pre-1858 immigration records. Can't assume you'll have the correct Nicholas.



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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 May 22 22:20 BST (UK) »
Then there's this family, which might be Nicholas'?

1870 census - Christian, Illinois
Ellen Blanchfield (born 1843 Ohio)
N Blanchfield (born 1820 Ireland) - transcribed as "Mary" and female on Family Search
Ellen Blanchfield (born 1860 Iowa)

1860 census - Lick Creek Township, Davis, Iowa
Nicholas Blanchfield (labourer, born 1830 Ireland)
Elizabeth Blanchfield (age 15!  :o  born 1845 Ohio) 
Ellen Blanchfield (born 1860 Iowa)

I wonder if the family below are connected to Nicholas? Could Mary Blanchfield (below) be his sister-in-law? Might be worth following-up in the 1860 census, to see what her husband's name was. Looks like this family also lived in Iowa for a spell.

1870 census - Christian, Illinois
Mary Blanchfield (born 1830 Ireland)
Five young Blanchfield children in household (ages 2 to 12, born Illinois and Iowa)


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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 May 22 07:03 BST (UK) »

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

From the Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922 - Blanchfield mostly in county Kilkenny.

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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 May 22 04:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you to all who replied.   The N or Nicholas or Nick (,he went by both apparently) that was mentioned in two three posts is indeed the  I am searching.   Much of this was already known.   I have seen his will, he died in 1881 and is buried in an unmarked grave in Rochester (IL)  probably in the plot owned by his daughter and son in law.  He was apparently illiterate, gave his birth at various time as 1820. 1825 or 1830 but never gave his birthplace as anything other than just "Ireland".  Kilkenny was just a guess because that seems to have been the home area of the Blanchfield family.

I have so far been unsuccessful In finding a copy of either a marriage or death certificate beyond a brief and uninformative newspaper notice .

The Mary Blanchfield that Hillhurst mentioned was the widow of JOHN Blanchfield. D. 1862.   There appears to be some connection, both families lived in Iowa in 1860.  John enlisted in the 2nd Iowa regiment but died of typhoid in hospital before his unit ever left the State.  Mary moved with her kids to Christian County IL to land owned by her brother.  Nick, his wife and daughter moved soon after.to a small farm nearby.  What the relationship of John to Nick was is so far unknown.   They do not appear to be brothers but the name and geographic similarities are inescapable. 

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Re: Nick Blanchfield
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 May 22 07:20 BST (UK) »

Blanchfield in county Kilkenny.
Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837.
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