Franklin Blazer was born on June 2, 1836 to John Blazer and Mary Ann Nelson in Champaign County, Ohio. He was the oldest child of five. He married Malissa Goul before 1859. She had one son, James Oakland "Okie" Goul, prior to the marriage. The couple had 5 children - John F., Martha Ann, (Philip) Wesley, Katie Jane, and Rachel. Franklin died on August 26, 1869 in Madison County, Indiana and was buried in Fall Cemetery, Pendleton Twp, Madison County, Indiana. The Indiana Room at the Anderson Library indexes his age as 33Y. 2M. 23D.

Family Information

Father: John Blazer born about Mar 12, 1810
Mother: Mary Ann Nelson born Feb. 6, 1814
Spouse: Malissa Goul born about Oct. 17, 1832


John Blazer was born about 1812 in Ohio. He married Mary Ann (maiden name Unknown) before 1838. She was born about 1815 in West Virginia or Virginia. The couple and their children were found on the 1850 Indiana Federal Census and the couple were found also on the 1870 Indiana Federal Census.

1850 Indiana Federal Census
Fall Creek Township
Madison County, Indiana
Roll # ?
Page #109
Dwelling #445
Family #445
John Blazer          39    M   W    Farmer    $3000    Ohio
Mary Ann Blazer   37    F   W                                   WVA
Franklin Blazer    12    M   W
Elizabeth Blazer   12    F   W
John (?) Blazer     10    M   W
Mary Jane Blazer   7    M   W
George Blazer        5    M   W


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