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Rev. Henry Blatchford

1788 - 1822


Theological Seminary – Princeton, NJ

Henry, born December 4, 1788 in Lynton, England, was the first child of the Rev. Samuel Blatchford and Alicia Windeatt. He had 16 siblings, the first five born in England and the rest born in America.

He was a graduate of Union College, the class of 1810, and a member of the first class of students that entered the Theological Seminary at Princeton, New Jersey. Henry was ordained and installed on November 27, 1815 over the Irish Church on Orange Street, New York City. In 1818 he removed to Salem, Massachusetts and was installed pastor in 1819 where he remained two years.

On September 10, 1817 he married Mary Ann Coit, daughter of Elisha Coit, Esq. of New York City. They had three children, Rebecca, Harriet Alicia (died less than 1 month old) and Alicia Harriet.

On September 1, 1822, he died unexpectedly in Princess Anne, Maryland at the age of 34.

NOTE: Death notice for Blatchford was published in The Troy Post on September 24, 1822.

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