1774 - _____
Mattheus or Mathew Jacob Blanshan was baptized in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York
on April 3, 1774 under sponsors Matheus Blanshan and Catherine Blanshan. His parents
were Jacob and Jacomyntie Smedes Blanshan. He married Maria Du Bois, daughter of
Daniel and Catherine LeFevre Du Bois, on October 10, 1798. Maria was born August 22,
1778. Maria died some time after 1805 and before 1808, and Mathew married Annatje Turck
on November 11, 1808.  Mathew appears in the 1820 federal census as Mathew J Blanshan.
He is living in New Paltz, Ulster County, New York. He has three children under 10 - one male
and two females living with him. He has one male age 16 - 18, and one female age 10 -15.
He has one female age 26 - 44, presumably his wife Annie or Anny. In 1830 Mattheus has 3
sons and one daughter living with him and his wife in New Paltz.  (Note: Some genealogies
refer to Mattheus or Mathew J. as Mathew I.) Mathew may be buried in Union Cemetery in
Scott, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. There is a headstone with "Mathew I., died June 18,
1856, Aged 82 yrs., 4 ms., 8 days" next to the headstone of Peter.

The children of Mathew J. and Maria Du Bois Blanshan were:

Daniel Blanshan - born March 7, 1799 and baptized in New Paltz on May 8, 1799 under
sponsors Daniel Du Bois and Tryntje LeFevre. On September 30, 1820, Daniel  married Effie
(also called Affie, Eve and Euphemia) LeFevre, daughter of Conrad LeFevre and Maria Swart
LeFevre, baptized in Kingston on May 9, 1799. They moved to Skanesteles in 1830. Daniel
and Effie had 8 children:  Maria (1821), Maria (1823), Matthew (1825), LeFever (1826),
Jemima (1829), Julia A. (1830), Catherine (1835), and Peter (1839).  Effie died March 4, 1853
and Daniel died August 5, 1862. Both are buried in Owasco Rural Cemetery, Onandaga
County, New York. (See
Daniel Blanshan page)

Peter Blanshan - born March 22, 1803, baptized April 24, 1803. Peter homesteaded land near
Green Bay and was appointed postmaster of a post office in Scott, Sheboygan County,
Wisconsin on July 22, 1851. Peter died May 31, 1880 and is buried in Scott Union Cemetery,
Silver Creek, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Jemima Blanshan - born November 12, 1805, baptized in Bloomington on January 7, 1806.
She married John Halwick and they had at least one child, George G. (1838).

The children of Mathew J. and Anny Turck Blanshan were:

Jane Ann Blanshan - born August 13, 1812, baptized August 23, 1812.

Jacob Smedes Blanshan - born May 11, 1814 and baptized in New Paltz on June 25, 1814.
He married Anna Maria Travis or Travice on November 3, 1839. They moved to Scott,
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in October, 1847. He served in the Wisconsin legislature
representing the 3rd District. He and Anna moved to Iowa about 1874.  (See
Jacob Smedes
Blanshan page)

Catharine A. Blanshan - born January 7, 1816 in New Paltz and baptized February 11, 1816.  
She married Henry LeFever (1815-1879), son of Tunis and Eva Sleight LeFever, born March
31, 1815, on January 1, 1837.  Catherine and Henry had the following children: Anna Maria
LeFever (1838-1840), Martha Jane LeFever (1840-1868), Tunis Henry LeFever (1843-1927),
Catharine Amelia LeFever (1845-1903), Mathew Day LeFever (1850 - 1885), John LeFever
(1850-1850), Anna Delphine LeFever (1852), Charles Albert LeFever (1856-1861) and Nellie
R. Lefever (1862-1883). Catherine died July 1, 1883 and Henry died in 1879. (See
A. Blanshan LeFever page)

Harriet Blanshan - born 1818

Henry Blanshan - born September 18, 1822. Died on August 13, 1853. Ella Mack Blanshan
said that he "had measles, wrapped himself in a sheet wrung out of cold water and died."
Headstone of Peter Blanshan in Scott Union
Cemetery, Silver Creek, Wisconsin.
Headstone of Henry Blanshan
Mathew Blanshan headstone