Samuel Blanshan first appears in the 1840 census in Wawarsing, Ulster, New
York. He is a free colored male, and living in his household are 4 free colored
females under the age of 10, one free colored female age 10 through 23, and one
free colored female age 36 - 54. Samuel was employed in agriculture.
     Samuel next appears in the 1870 census still in Wawarsing with a Kerhonkson
post office. His year of birth is listed as about 1800 in New York. He is married to
Judy Blanshan, age 68, born about 1802 in New York. Living in the household is a
child named Frank Blanshan, age 12. Samuel is a laborer and his wife is a
housewife. Samuel cannot read or write.
     These entries appear to be the only two mentions of this Blanshan family.
Nothing more is known about where they came from or what happened to them.