Doddridge County Roots

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Benton C. BLAND

Male 1852 - 1895  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Benton C. BLAND 
    Born CA 1852  Blandville, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • One of several boarders with J. H. Thorndell, he was listed as B. C. Bland, 27, widowed, occupation doctor. Other boarders included Doddridge County Sheriff John Donohoe (40, b. Canada) and lawyer S. B. Ankrom, 23.
    Occupation doctor  [2, 4
    Died 9 Apr 1895  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Cause: consumption 
    Buried (UNMARKED)  Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death record states burial only as West Union. The presumed location is the former SDB section of Blockhouse Hill Cemetery, where his son and both wives are buried. Headstones are found there for them, but not for him.
    Person ID I58098  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2019 

    Father Richard J. BLAND,   b. 9 Mar 1824, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1896, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane STARKEY,   b. 6 Oct 1828, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1891, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1845 
    Family ID F11927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Jane MAXWELL,   b. 20 Sep 1859,   d. Dec 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [6
    Family ID F24305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nellie J. OLIVER,   b. 1862, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1895, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charlie BLAND,   b. 7 Mar 1883,   d. 4 Oct 1888  (Age 5 years)
     2. Oliver Clay BLAND,   b. 9 Sep 1885, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1896, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    Family ID F28933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CA 1852 - Blandville, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption - 9 Apr 1895 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - (UNMARKED) - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    2. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    3. [S14] Obituary.

    4. [S1897] West Union Record, June 12, 1914, "This Week 33 Years Ago".

    5. [S14] Obituary.
      "Dr. B. C. Bland died at his home in this city Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock from hemorrhage of the lungs; aged 43 years. Dr. Bland was born and raised at Blandville, this county, and was the son of Richard Bland, a well known and highly esteemed farmer. The last two years of his life he was an invalid and was cared for by his faithful wife so tendering that she is now suffering from the same disease. Her death is expected at any time by her physician."
      "Clarksburg Telegram," 19 Apr 1895, reprinted from the "West Union Herald"

    6. [S1588] Death record of wife.