1800 - 1861
Benjamin Freer Blanshan was born April 7, 1800 to parents Mathew and  Jacoba Burhans
. He was baptized in Bloomington on May 26, 1800.  On October 5, 1823 Benjamin
married Eliza Russell, born October 3, 1806 to parents Jeremiah Russell and Elizabeth Moore.  In
the 1860 U.S. Census, Benjamin was living with his daughter Elizabeth and her husband in
Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York.  Benjamin's son' John C., age 18, was also living in the
home. Benjamin was a blacksmith and John was a laborer on the farm. Eliza and Benjamin were
apparently split up because Eliza was listed as the owner of a farm in Rosendale on the 1860
census. Eliza, who died in 1867, is buried next to her son Matthew and is listed on his headstone.

Benjamin and Eliza had the following children:

Elmyra Blanshan - born December 3, 1824. On December 9, 1847 Elmyra married Thomas Van
Gasbeck Folant, son of Philip Folant and Sara Smith in Middletown, born in Kingston February 15,
1820. Their children were John E. (1848) and Frank (1854). Elmyra died December 5, 1867. (See
Elmyra Blanshan Folant page)

Matthew Blanshan - born in Wawarsing on May 19,1826. On September 15, 1852 he married Julia
Du Bois, daughter of John S. Du Bois and Margaret Van Gaasbeck, born June 29, 1833. Matthew
died on April 17, 1888 and Nancy died in 1916. (See
Matthew Blanshan (1826) page)

Elizabeth R. Blanshan - born May 12, 1828 and baptized in Wawarsing on September 4, 1850. On
July 10, 1845 she married Benjamin Bruyn of Port Hixon, baptized September 14, 1827.  They had
children Charlotte (1848), George (1850) and Elmira (1854).

Abel R. Blanshan - born May 14, 1830. On April 27, 1855 he married Hannah M. Terwilliger, born  
around 1835. Abel was a Corporal 1st class in the 15th New York Heavy Artillery during the Civil
War. He is buried in Fantinekill Cemetery.

Martha A. Blanshan - born March 19, 1832. On December 29, 1855 she married Ira Snyder, son of
Jacob J. Snyder and Rebecca Kniver, born March 7, 1831. They resided in Deposit. They had the
following children:  Ida M. (1853), Amelia D. (1856), Frederick R. (1859-1888), Kittie B. (1861),
Lizzie V. (1863) and George B. (January,1866 - October 9, 1942). Ira had an axe factory and
Frederick worked there.

Russell Blanshan - born December 2, 1834. On November 27, 1856 he married Martha Rick,
daughter of Roswell Rice and Elizabeth Case, born April 23, 1835. Their children were Olive E.
(1857), Ella L. (1860), Hiram C. (1863), Russell R. (1867) and Oren V. (1870). They resided in
Homer, New York.

Sarah M. Blanshan - born August 14, 1836. On January 24, 1856 She married Franklin M. Carver,
son of Israel Carver and Charity Dean, born July 15, 1828. They resided in Napanock. Their
children were Emma S. (1857), Harry R. (1859), Janney B. (1863), Frederick D. (1867) and John  B.

Henry S. Blanshan - born July 28, 1838. On December 28, 1859 he married Maggie Appleyard,
daughter of Thomas Appleyard and Louisa Schilling, born November 4, 1841. Their children were
Sarah L. (1860), Edward B. (1862), Thomas A. (1864) and Harry (1867). Henry was a boatman in
Kingston, N. Y. in an 1878 city directory.

Charlotte R. Blanshan - born March 3, 1840. On September 2, 1868, she married Francis A.
Raenhart, son of Francisco Farious Raenhart and Jane Wheeler, born September 21, 1843. They
had no children of record.

John C. Blanshan - born May 27, 1842. He married Frances J. Bennett, born 1843. He was a farm
hand. They had children Webb Blanshan (1872) and Mary Blanshan (1874).

Everett Blanshan - born April 13, 1845. On January 6, 1867 he married Alice D. Peters, daughter of
Henry Peters and Almira Hulse or Hulce. They resided in Deposit, Delaware County, N. Y. He
served in the Civil War first enlisting on October 13, 1861 into Co. C, 27th NYS Infantry.  Alice died
in 1910 and Everett died May 22, 1918 in Deposit at age 73.  (See
Everett Blanshan page)
                      Obituary of George B. Snyder

The Binghamton Press, Saturday 10/10/1942

George B Snyder, 76, died Friday afternoon at his home,
River road, Deposit. He is survived by his wife, Jennie M

SNYDER —The funeral of George B Snyder will be held at
the Cecil H Lee Funeral Home in Deposit, Monday at 2 pm,
the Rev Curtis Shoup of Clark Green, Pa, and the Rev
Eason of Deposit officiating. Burial in Hale Eddy Cemetery.
Headstone of George B. Snyder and Jennie
his wife in Hale Eddy Cemetery, Delaware
County, New York.
Abel Blanshan's headstone in Fantinekill