Bledsoe Lineage

(Final  May 12, 2011)
From: Ed Johnson <>


This is a compilation of information from the Bledsoe family records and public documents.


Hiram Bledsoe

b. Mar 30, 1851 Scott Co, VA

d. Jan 22, 1924 Scott Co, VA

m. Amanda Jane Barnett Aug 1, 1873 Scott Co, VA

     b. Mar 8, 1853 Scott Co, VA

     d. Feb 3, 1930 Scott Co, VA


Andrew Bledsoe

b. 1820 Scott Co, VA

d. Jun 4, 1890 Scott Co, VA

m. Eliza Riley 1845 Scott Co, VA

     b. Apr 19, 1833 UNK

     d. aft 1900 UNK


Isaac R. Bledsoe

b. abt 1794 Hawkins Co, TN

d. 1883 Scott Co, VA

m. Emilia Wallen Pridemore 1819 Scott Co, VA

      b. 1799 Scott Co, VA

      d. 1883 Scott Co, VA

      NOTE 1: Emilia is an Olde English version of Emily and was a character in Shakespeare’s Othello

                      and they were often called Emmie or Millie.

      NOTE 2: Thomas Bledsoe b. 1768 the brother of Abraham Jr. b. 1769 also had a son named

                      Isaac R. b. November 30, 1788.  They are often confused with each other.


Hiram E. Payne, after his first wife Mary Polly Hiram Anderson died, married on Dec 10, 1863 in Scott Co., Va., Keziah BLOOMER, daughter of Nehemiah BLOOMER and Mary Polly BLEDSOE, who was born July 24, 1834 in Scott Co., Va.. Mary Polly BLEDSOE was a daughter of Abraham Bledsoe, Jr.


Abraham Bledsoe Jr.   [AKA Abraham 2]

b. 1769 Greenville, NC

d. bef Jun 21, 1814 Washington Co, VA

m. Susannah LNU UNK

     b. UNK

     d. 1815 Washington Co, VA

 NOTE: Anthony Bledsoe b. 1733 VA, brother of Abraham b. 1737 VA also had a son named

             Abraham b. 1762 VA  d. March 5, 1815 Sumner Co, TN m. Mildred Amelia Weathered

             May 4, 1805 Sumner Co, TN.  They are often confused with each other.


Abraham Bledsoe (The Long Hunter) [AKA Abraham 1]

b. 1737 Orange Co, VA

d. 1801 Scott Co, VA

m. Mary Catherine Wilcox 1759 NC

     b. 1741 VA

     d. 1802 VA

*Along with brothers Anthony and Isaac accompanied Daniel Boone explorations and hunts into

  Kentucky and Ohio before the Revolutionary War.

*Served as Captain in Colonel  Evan Shelby’s Regiment during Revolutionary War.

*DAR Ancestor Number :  A124961


Thomas Bledsoe 

b. 1706 VA

d. 1758 Rowan Co, NC

m. 1.  Millicent Head 1732 Spotsylvania Co, VA

           b. 1712 Orange Co, VA

           d. 1739 Johnston Co, NC

      2. m. Susannah Fulkerson 1751 UNK

                b. abt 1735 Hunterdon Co, NJ

                d. 1776 UNK


Abraham Bledsoe

b. 1673 Northumberland Co, VA

d. May 29, 1753 Granville Co, NC

m. Katharine Ball 1702 VA                                                                          

     b. 1684 in VA

     d. 1718 in Granville Co, NC


George Bledsoe (Emigrant Progenitor) 

b. July 1, 1635 Seagrave- Leicestershire, England

d. Jul 23, 1705 Northumberland Co, VA

m. Anne Jennings 1670 Northumberland Co, VA

     b. 1650 VA

     d. 1695 VA


NOTE: Records indicate that Bletsoe was changed to Bledsoe upon immigration to America.


From: Bob Bledsoe

Subject: Re: Composite Geneaology-FINAL

Ed, George the emigrant's father was NOT William Bletsoe (wife Agnes Cobb) as you have it in your message. That is totally wrong.  That comes from years ago people guessing and assuming and is WRONG.   George's father was Lewis Bletsoe (wife  Isabel Pridmore)   It's in my books.  This was proven several years ago.  


William Bletsoe

b. 1601 Rickling-Essex, England

d. 1681 Barton Seagrave-Northhamptonshire, England

m. Agnes Cobb 1633 England

      b. 1605 England

      d. 1645 England


Richard Bletsoe 

b. 1580 Northamptonshire, England

d. 1680 UNK

m. Margaret Hill Clark 1600 UNK

     b. 1582 Norton-Worchestershire, England

     d. 1685 Barton-Seagrave Northamptonshire, England


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