1860's Flora J. Blodgett From A.L. Williams Reward of Merit, Original
-Blodgett & Williams Family Genealogy
-Found in Massachusetts
-1860's Original Antique Paper Reward of Merit
Handwritten on card: "To Flora J. Blodgett, From A.L. Williams" and "June 1st" is handwritten on the back in pencil, in fine early period script. The printed verse reads: "How lovely, how charming the sight, When children their teacher obey! The angels look down with delight, This beautiful scene to survey."
Found in Public Records:
Name: Flora J Blodgett
Age in 1870: 8
Birth Year: abt 1862
Home in 1870: Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Post Office: Graniteville
Household Members, Name, Age:
Josiah W. Blodgett (Josiah Blodgett) age 35
Flora J. Blodgett (Flora Blodgett) age 8
Alfred B. Blodgett (Alfred Blodgett) age 5
We believe Flora's mother, Jane Blodgett, died of consumption 3 years afer she was born at age 33, thus she is not in the 1870 census above. Josiah W. Blodgett was born about 1834, in Westford, Massachusetts, the child of Jacob and Elmira Blodgett. He married Jane Blood on March 3, 1862, in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. When Jane Blood was born on August 22, 1833, in Groton, Massachusetts, her father, Alfred Blood, was 28 and her mother, Betsey Blood, was 33. She married Josiah W. Blodgett on March 3, 1862, in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She died on November 22, 1866, in Westford, Massachusetts, at the age of 33 of consumption.
Josiah William Blodgett
Birth: Nov. 24, 1834
Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1918
Jacob Blodgett (1800-1881)
Elmira Wright Blodgett (1805-1865)
Saloma S Blanchard Blodgett (____-1938)
Jane Blood Blodgett (1833-1866)
George Warren Blodgett (1826-1914)
Elmira W. Blodgett (1829 - 1829)
Josiah William Blodgett (1834-1918)
Mary Cheney Blodgett Wright (1835-1918)
Reuben Wright Blodgett (1837-1839)
Flora Jane Blodgett Gould was born on May 19, 1862, in Massachusetts, her father, Josiah, was 27 and her mother, Jane, was 28. She married Horace A. Gould (Horace Gould) on April 2, 1882, in Westford, Massachusetts. They had one child during their marriage, Edwin H Gould, Edwin Gould. She had one brother Arthur Blood Blodgett, who died when Flora was 14 years old.
This beautiful Civil War era 1860's hand colored or tinted card was found in the New England area near Brimfield MA. It is printed on an early coated stock, and is in beautiful condition. AL Williams is most likely Westford MA teachers name. A beautiful old antique paper piece!
Size: 2.5 x 3.75 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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