Blackledge, Charles Dingee

Name: Blackledge, Charles Dingee
Burial Date: 1899, 05/10
Age at Death: 83
Plot Location: 249 B
Notes: h/Hannah(Beard)

Co. A, 47th Ind. Vol.  War: Civil War

Charles Dingee Blackledge


Charles D. Blackledge

When Charles Dingee Blackledge was born on November 18, 1815, in Columbiana, Ohio, his father, JOSEPH, was 39 and his mother, RACHEL, was 28. He married Hannah Beard on November 14, 1839, in Lynn, Indiana. They had seven children during their marriage. He died on May 9, 1899, in Sterling, Kansas, having lived a long life of 83 years, and was buried there.

Name: Charles Blackledge
Marriage Date: 14 Nov 1839
Marriage Date on Image: 14 Eleventh 1839
Marriage Place: Cherry Grove
Residence Place: Wells, Indiana
Father: Joseph Blackledge
Mother: Rachel Blackledge
Spouse: Hannah Beard
Spouse Father: Beard Beard
Spouse Mother: Hannah Beard
Event Type: Marriage
Monthly Meeting: Cherry Grove Monthly Meeting
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Yearly Meeting: Indiana Yearly Meeting
Meeting State: Indiana
Meeting County: Randolph
Birth: Nov. 18, 1815
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 9, 1899
Rice County
Kansas, USA

The Sterling Kansas Bulletin, May 12, 1899, page 14ANOTHER VETERAN MUSTERED OUT
Charles Blackledge Answers the Final Roll Call at the Age of 83Again the old soldiers of Sterling have been called upon to bury a member of the G. A. R., in the person of Charles Blackledge, who died early Tuesday morning in this city. His age was 83 years, 5 months and 21 days, having been born November 18, 1815, in Columbiana County, Ohio. In that State he lived till 1839, when married to Miss Hannah Beard, at Lynn, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Blackledge went to Iowa two years later and settled on a farm near Salem.
To them were born seven children, four of whom are now living–their sons Hiram, Philander and Joseph and daughter Hannah. The first is an old resident of Sterling Township, the next is in Oklahoma and the other two live on farms in northern Nebraska.Soon after the death of his wife in 1854, Mr. Blackledge and children went from Iowa to Indiana, leaving them in the care of relatives. He soon went to Colorado, overland where he lived the life of a hunter and trapper near Pike’s Peak, till the war broke out. He again returned to Indiana and enlisted in ’62 in Co. A, 47th Indiana Volunteers. Since the war he lived on claims in Southern Missouri and Eastern Kansas till the last ten years spent with his son Hiram in and around Sterling. His survivors number fifty-four–four children, 26 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren.

The funeral on Wednesday was conducted by Rev. Jess Wilmore at the Friends Church and by the Meade Post at the burial in Cottonwood Cemetery.

Family links:
Hannah Beard Blackledge (1816 – 1853)

Hiram Blackledge (1842 – 1931)*
Philander Blackledge (1844 – 1921)*
Joseph Blackledge (1851 – 1906)*
Hannah Jane Blackledge Mendenhall (1853 – 1919)*

*Calculated relationship

Sterling Cemetery
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Created by: J&D Peterson
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39355822

Hannah Beard was born on August 6, 1816, in Guilford County, North Carolina. She married Charles Dingee Blackledge on November 14, 1839, in Lynn, Indiana. They had seven children during their marriage. She died on November 1, 1853, in Salem, Iowa, at the age of 37.