HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG6183.AM: George F. Blanchard, 1841-1925
Letters: 1865-1874, n.d.
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska: County commissioner; State legislator
Size: 0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box
Born New Hampshire in 1841, George Francis Blanchard served in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Blanchard came to Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska around 1866. He married Maria Holbrook on January 23, 1868. He served as Dodge County commissioner from 1869 to 1872. He then served as state senator and president of the senate from 1877 to 1879. From 1880 to 1885, Blanchard worked as an Indian trader in Dakota Territory. Blanchard returned to Nebraska in 1885, where he eventually served as clerk of the city council in Fremont. By 1900, the couple had moved to Arkansas. George Francis Blanchard died on January 6, 1925, in Washington County, Arkansas.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one box containing correspondence written to/by George F. Blanchard. The bulk of the letters are written between Blanchard and Maria Holbrook (his fiancé), and his siblings. The letters date between 1865 and 1874.
- 1867, Jan.-July
- 1867, Aug.-Dec.
- 1872, 1874
Blanchard, Darwin Currier, 1839-1895
Blanchard, George Francis, 1841-1925
Blanchard, Maria (Holbrook), 1842-1925
Dodge County (Neb.) -- History
Fremont (Neb.) -- History