BLAIN b. August
16, 1809 in Essex, NJ, d. May 03, 1904 in Royalton Twp., Fulton Co., OH.
M. HACKETT born
April 09, 1812 in NY, d. January 24, 1896 in Royalton Twp., Fulton
County, OH. Married about 1828 in NY
page of the Fulton County Tribune, May 12, 1904.
PIONEER Closes His Life's Work.
Township Loses One of Its Prominent Citizens.
by one the pioneers of the county are laying down their life's work and
entering into eternal rest. Last week William Blaine, of Royalton
Township, at the age of nearly ninety-five was ushered into the great beyond.
By his kind and considerate treatment of others; by his generous acts;
by loyalty to his home, country and Creator, he was known as one of the
ideal citizens of
of microflim copy from 1904 newspaper
Blaine located in this county in 1833, shortly after the first white settlers
had arrived and from that time until a few years ago he was active in clearing
away the forest, draining and improving the lands of the county, building
and establishing schools and churches and devoting every energy to bring
about the pleasant and happy condition which we enjoy today.
was born in Essex, NJ August 16, 1809 and when but a child moved to New
York where he grew to manhood. For a number of years he was employed
as a boatman on the Erie Canal. He was united in marriage to Miss
Fanny Hackett of NY and into this home came eleven children, who have grown
to manhood and womanhood and who are now located throughout this county
and constitute a part of its best citizens.
of WILLIAM BLAIN and FANNY HACKETT:
W BLAIN, b. July 19, 1829, NY (possible
other birth date: 19 Aug 1829); d. October 20, 1908, North Star, Gratiot
Co., MI; married to
M. REYNOLDS; b. May 12, 1839, Lenawee
Co., MI; d. November 29, 1902, North Star, Gratiot Co., MI.
D BLAIN, b. July 16, 1831, Allegany Co.,
NY; d. November 29, 1920, Jasper Twp., Lenawee Co., MI; He married to MARY
E PARENT, November 27, 1854, Fulton Co.,
OH; b. November 27, 1834, Medina Co., Spencer, OH; d. January 14, 1905,
Jasper Twp., Lenawee Co., MI.
Record 1861-1865 Civil War, F 67 OH Inf. 1879 Jan 22, Invalid 331917
D. Blain was born in New York State, Allegheny County, July 16, 1831.
At the age of three years he came with his parents to Toledo, which was
then a mere treading station, consisting of a few log buildings and only
one frame building. They came by boat and later traveled with an
ox team as was customary for the early settlers, enduring all the hard
ships and privations and dangers incident to pioneer life as he grew up
new country. (The family first camped on what is known as the Beulah
farm, near Whiteville, Ohio and afterwards located on a farm in Fulton
county.) He was married Nov. 7, 1854, to Mary Parent by the Rev.
S. D. Rogers. To this union five children were born: Josephine, who
died in 1910; Samuel C. Blain of Jasper, Hattie LaPoint of Toledo, Mary
Mackey of Ridgeville, and Benjamin Blain of Adrian. Of a family of
11 children only two sisters survive him, Jane Hyland (Hallnan) and Fannie
(Cordelia) Beals of Toledo. Besides these he leaves a number of grandchildren
and great- grandchildren. Loyal to his country, Mr. Blain enlisted
when the Civil War broke out, in the 67th Regiment, Company F, of Ohio
serving three years and three months. Here, too, he endured untold hardships
as did many of his comrades, being many times without food and comfortable
clothing and exhausted by long, continued marching, all for his home, loved
ones and his country. As long as he was able he attended the soldiers
reunions and looked forward to the day as one of the best days of the year.
as he did in the early settling of the country, Mr. Blain took great interest
in watching its progress and development and had vivid mental pictures
of the past, relating names of friends, places and incidents with accuracy
as though it was only yesterday. Memories of former years
a great comfort to him in his declining years. His life companion
was taken by death January 14, 1905, since which time he has made his
with the younger son on the farm where he settled 54 years ago, south of
Jasper, Michigan. His willingness to help in time of need made him
many friends. He led a quiet, unassuming life and was known as an
honest, upright citizen, a loyal friend and neighbor. His was a life
well spent and he shall surely receive the reward to which he was called
The burial was made in Fairfield cemetery.
E PARENT's obituary:
Mary E Blain
evening, at 6 o'clock, at the home of her son, S.C. Blain, occurred the
death of Mrs. Mary E. Blain, death being due to consumption. She
has been more or less a sufferer for several years, and now she is at rest.
All that skill and loving care could do has been done for her. The
and children will sadly miss her presence in the home. Mary Parent was
born November 28, 1834 in Spencer, Medina county, was the daughter of Benjamin
and Betsey Parent, and was one of six children, four of whom survive her.
In 1854 she was united in marriage with Myron D. Blain, of Ohio.
Five children blessed their home. At the time of her death she was 70 years,
1 month and 15 days old. She is survived by her husband and her five
children; Benjamin Blain, of Madison; Mary Mackey of Metamora O.;
and Hattie Lapoint, of Blissfield and Samuel Blain, of Jasper. Also
two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Santee of Delta, O.; Mrs Denier, of
Petersburg; Mr Nathaniel Parent, of Royalton, O.; and Henry Parent, also
of Royalton, Ohio. The funeral was conducted from the house Saturday at
11 am Rev. Bettis officiating, with interment at Fairfield cemetery.
Notes for MYRON BLAIN and MARY PARENT:
the pension papers for Myron it is stated that they were married Nov 27,
1854 at her home in Fulton Co. Ohio, by the Rev Rogers. The other date
for their marriage is Nov 7, 1854 from Myron's obit.
BLAIN, b. Abt. 1834, NY; d. Bef. 1920;
She married to
EDWIN WOODFORD, Abt. 1850; b. Abt. 1829,
BLAIN, b. Abt. 1836, OH; d. Bef. 1920.
BLAIN, b. September 15, 1838, Royalton,
Fulton Co., OH; d. July 24, 1920; He married to AGNES
ANN KNAPP, July 01, 1869, Ogden, Fairfield
Twp, Lenawee Co., MI; b. Abt. 1845, MI; d. November 20, 1923, Metamora,
Amboy Twp., Fulton Co., OH.
for OREN BLAIN:
the Metamora OH Cemetery there is a big Blaine Stone. A small metal
funeral home marker is in front of this stone which reads Oren Blaine.
No dates. There are two graves at this location.
have his Civil War Pension papers.
About OREN BLAIN and AGNES KNAPP:
July 01, 1869, Ogden, Fairfield Twp, Lenawee Co., MI
Register: August 23, 1869, Rec #369 pg. 195 Lenawee Co., MI
1: Harvey Blain of Fulton Co., OH
2: (Cant read first name) Stever of Ogden, MI
BLAIN, b. Abt. 1842, Royalton, Fulton
Co., OH; d. July 18, 1863, Missing in Civil War, Battle of Fort Wagner.
BLAIN, b. April 1843, Royalton, Fulton
Co., OH; d. June 13, 1911, Lenawee Co., MI; She married to HARMON
GOLDSMITH, Sept. 23, 1868, Morenci, Lenawee
Co., MI; b. May 1835, MI; d. Bef. 1920.
for ALNORA BLAIN:
6/13/11 on page 3, col 2 in Adrian paper.
About HARMON GOLDSMITH and ALNORA BLAIN:
Ezra C Morris
September 23, 1868, Morenci, Lenawee Co., MI
Register: September 28, 1869, Rec. #138 pg. 18 Lenawee Co., MI
1: Samantha P Morris of Morenci, MI
2: Louisa Hamon of Morenci, MI
HENRY BLAIN, b. 1846, Royalton, Fulton
Co., OH; d. May 08, 1880, Royalton, Fulton County, OH; He married to MARY
J. SMITH, Dec. 25, 1871, Fulton Co., OH;
b. 1850, MA; d. 1899, Fulton County, OH.
About HARVEY HENRY BLAIN:
Jordan Cemetery, Royalton Twp, Fulton County, OH
of Death: Consumption
Information: Pg. 135 Record of Deaths, Probate Court
About HARVEY BLAIN and MARY SMITH:
December 25, 1871, Fulton Co., OH
license: December 18, 1871, Rec. #2 pg. 301 Fulton Co., OH
ANN BLAIN, b. December 1848, Royalton,
Fulton Co., OH; d. 1937; She married to THOMAS
B. HALLNAN, June 03, 1876, Fairfield,
Lenawee Co., MI; b. September 1853, OH; d. 1929.
buried: Winameg Cemetery, Pike Twp, Fulton Co., OH
About THOMAS HALLNAN and JANE BLAIN:
June 03, 1876, Fairfield, Lenawee Co., MI
(FANNIE) BLAIN, b. January 1849, Royalton,
Fulton Co., OH; d. 1926; She married (1st) to EDGAR
CLINTON COTTRELL, December 06, 1872, Fulton
Co., OH; b. 1850; d. 1885; married (2nd) to CHARLES
M BEALS, July 14, 1888, Fulton Co., OH.
Both buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Fulton Co., OH
About EDGAR COTTRELL and CORDELIA BLAIN:
December 06, 1872, Fulton Co., OH
license: December 03, 1871, Rec. #2 pg. 346 Fulton Co., OH
About CHARLES BEALS and CORDELIA BLAIN:
July 14, 1888, Fulton Co., OH
license: July 14, 1888, Rec. #1620 pg. 181 Fulton Co., OH
J. BLAIN, b. October 28, 1853, Royalton,
Fulton Co., OH; d. February 25, 1877, Fulton County, OH, died at the age
of 23 yrs, 3mths, 26ds., OH.
About OSCAR J. BLAIN:
Jordan Cemetery, Royalton Twp, Fulton County, OH