Blessing Sisters Story Cited Sources

This page contains all of the sources cited for the 5-Part Series about the Blessing Family. Each post in the series has abbreviated footnotes for that part of the story.


Shenandoah County Marriage Bonds, 1772 – 1850. Ancestry.com. 2006.     https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49359/FLHG_ShenandoahCntyMarr-0041/103721. (accessed April 23, 2019).

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Broadstone, Michael A. History of Greene County, Ohio: its people, industries and institutions. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1918, Volume 2, Part 2; pp 149 – 150. Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. Web. July 2019.

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Robinson, George F. History of Greene County, Ohio; embracing the organization of the county, its division into townships, sketches of local interest gleaned from the pioneers from 1803 to 1840, together with a roster of the soldiers of the Revolution and the War of 1812, who were residing in the county, also, a roster of ten thousand of the early settlers from 1803 to 1840. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1902, p 538. The Library of Congress. Web. July 2019.

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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed September 17, 2019), memorial page for Jacob Blessing (29 Sep 1792–13 Jul 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24278049, citing Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Sue Blessing McConnell.

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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed September 17, 2019), memorial page for Lewis Blessing (1765–24 Aug 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24277633, citing Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Sue Blessing McConnell.

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Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786 – 1998 for Lewis Blessing; Estate Files, Boxes 1-304; Probate Place: Greene, Ohio. Ancestry.com. 2015. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8801/005433888_00163/14824508. (accessed April 23, 2019).

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“Establishing a Nation.” 2019. Virginia History. https://www.virginiahistory.org/what-you-can-see/story-virginia/explore-story-virginia/1763-1825/establishing-nation. (accessed May 8, 2019).

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“Political Decline and Westward Migration.” 2019. Virginia History. https://www.virginiahistory.org/what-you-can-see/story-virginia/explore-story-virginia/1825-1861/political-decline-and-western. (accessed May 8, 2019).

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Abraham Blessing, Private, Price’s Company, Iowa Mounted Volunteers; U.S. Army Indian Campaign Service Records Index, 1815-1858; Series Title: Indexed to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Cherokee Removal in Org; Record Group Number 94; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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Winney, Michael A. Ancestry of The Winney Siblings: Arthur Jr., Margaret, Patricia, Kathleen, Leonard & Michael. Prescott, AZ, 2007, pp 41 – 47.

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Wikipedia contributors, “Black Hawk War,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Black_Hawk_War&oldid=916135782 (accessed September 17, 2019).

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Abraham Blessing, Private, Price’s Company, Iowa Mounted Volunteers; U.S. Army Indian Campaign Service Records Index, 1815-1858; Series Title: Indexed to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Cherokee Removal in Org; Record Group Number 94; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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“Muster Roll, US Army Insignia, http://usarmyinsigniahomepage.co.nf/CassBHW.html (accessed July 21, 2019)

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Butterfield, Consul Wilshire. C.W. Butterfield’s History 1881 Grant County, Wisconsin. Madison: Windmill Publications, 1881,  p 845. Google Book Search. Web. September 2019.

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“Wisconsin, Compiled Marriages for Select Counties, 1835-1900” Ancestry.com. 2000. https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/wimarr/. (accessed July 25, 2019).

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Luther Basford household, 1840 US Census, Western Division, Grant County, Wisconsin Territory; p. 34, line 9; 1840; Family History Library Film: 0034498, Roll 580.

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Abraham Blessing household, 1840 US Census, Western Division, Grant County, Wisconsin Territory; p. 35, line 7; 1840; Family History Library Film: 0034498.

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“Wisconsin Mines.” 2015. Mining Artifacts. https://miningartifacts.homestead.com/Wisconsin-Mines.html (accessed August 2019).

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Certificate No. 6153, Accession Number WI1930__.413, Abraham Blessing and Luther Basford, 1 May 1845, Muskaday, Wisconsin Land Office; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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Luther Basford household, 1850 US Census, District 24, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 71B, family 1044, dwelling 1032, lines 12 – 17; 19 September 1850; National Archives Microfilm Roll: M432_998; Image: 58.

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William Winney household, 1850 US Census, District 24, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 71A, family 1041, dwelling 1029, lines 21 – 24; 19 September 1850; National Archives Microfilm Roll: M432_998; Image: 57.

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Butterfield, Consul Wilshire. C.W. Butterfield’s History 1881 Grant County, Wisconsin. Madison: Windmill Publications, 1881, p 845. Google Book Search. Web. September 2019.

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Certificate No. 24568, Accession Number MW-0614-491, Abraham Blessing, 1 April 1852, Mineral Point, Wisconsin Land Office; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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Higginson Book Company. Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette, Wisconsin: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Company, 1901,  pp 42 – 44. Google Book Search. Web. July 2019.

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Certificate No. 19231, Accession Number WI2190__.479, Luther Basford, 10 November 1855, Mineral Point, Wisconsin Land Office; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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Certificate No. 19230, Accession Number WI2190__.478, Luther Basford, 10 November 1855, Mineral Point, Wisconsin Land Office; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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Ullsvik, Bjarne R. A History of the Platteville Academy, 1839 – 1866. Platteville: 1994, pp 25-26. The University of Wisconsin Collection. http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/UW.HistPlattAcad1866. (accessed July 10, 2019).

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Family Bible records from Bible of Luther Moulton Basford and Elizabeth Jane Blessing, obtained from Pollyann (Basford) Patterson, 24176 LaPala Lane, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-4423.

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“Twelfth annual catalogue of the officers and students of Platteville Academy, from September 1st, 1857 to December 31st, 1858.” pg 11. Ancestry.com. 2012. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2395/32216_632606_0790-00012/162198. (accessed July 27, 2019).

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Luther Basford household, 1860 US Census, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 68,  family 521, dwelling 541, lines 19 – 24; 27 June 1860; Family History Library Film: 805409; Roll: M653_1409; Page: 176.

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William Winney household, 1860 US Census, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 67,  family 512, dwelling 532, lines 10 – 18; 27 June 1860; Family History Library Film: 805409; Roll: M653_1409; Page: 175.

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Charles Basford household, 1880 US Census, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 3, family 26, dwelling 27, lines 18 – 20; 2 June 1880; National Archives Microfilm Roll: T9_1426.

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Luther Basford household, 1870 US Census, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 4, family 30, dwelling 30, lines 28 – 32; 9 June 1870; National Archives Microfilm Roll: M593_.

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William Winney household, 1870 US Census, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 10, family 69, dwelling 66, lines 4 – 11; 13 June 1870; National Archives Microfilm Roll: M593_1716.

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International Organization of Good Templars, a fraternal organization founded in 1851 as part of the Temperance Movement.

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William Winney household, 1880 US Census, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin; p. 6, family 12, dwelling 12, lines 11 – 18; 3 June 1880; National Archives Microfilm Roll: T9_1427.

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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed May 7, 2019), memorial page for William James Winney (11 Jun 1817–20 Jun 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39628211, citing Scott Cemetery, Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Wes Hart.

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Anton Vogt Household, 1885 Nebraska State Census, Stuart Township, Holt County, Nebraska; p. 7, family 64, dwelling 64, lines 33 – 40; 8 June 1885; National Archives. Schedules of the Nebraska State Census of 1885. Microfilm Roll: M352_29.

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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 October 2019), memorial page for Caroline A “Carrie” Winney Vogt (29 Oct 1858–13 Dec 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144540485, citing Dodge Cemetery, Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Wes Hart.

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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 October 2019), memorial page for Mary Alice Winney Spangler (27 Jan 1866–25 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148627718, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Boone County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by PAM DEEMER.

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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 September 2019), memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Blessing Basford (22 Dec 1822–2 Dec 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39656834, citing Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Wes Hart.