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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Augustus  Blanchard

  (b. 29 July 1746Dunstable, Province of Massachusetts Bay   d. 27 February 1809Milford, New Hampshire, USA )  

Augustus Blanchard was born 29 July 1746 in Dunstable, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Augustus Blanchard was the child of Joseph Blanchard and Rebecca Hubbard and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Joseph Blanchard and Abiah Hassell (maternal)  Jonathan Hubbard and Rebecca Brown

He married  Bridget Lovewell .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. Bridget Lovewell  was born 10 July 1749 in Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 24 November 1836 in Milford, New Hampshire, USA . 

Augustus Blanchard died 27 February 1809 in Milford, New Hampshire, USA.

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America/USA Sarah Blanchard (b.3 January 1766, Dunstable, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. , )

America/USA Priscilla Blanchard (b.21 August 1768, Merrimack, New Hampshire, New England  d. , )

America/USA Augustus Blanchard (b.18 January 1770, Merrimack, New Hampshire, New England  d. 12 October 1829, , New Hampshire, USA)

America/USA Hannah Blanchard (b.27 February 1772, Merrimack, New Hampshire, New England  d. 19 February 1846, )

America/USA Esther Blanchard (b.4 May 1774, Merrimack, New Hampshire, New England  d. , )

America/USA Bridget Blanchard (b.23 June 1776, Merrimack, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. 16 July 1837, , New Hampshire, USA)

America/USA Rebecca Blanchard (b.23 June 1778, Milford, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. , )

America/USA Rebecca Blanchard (b.18 February 1779, Amherst, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. , )

America/USA James Blanchard (b.25 February 1781, Milford, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. 18 March 1798, Milford, New Hampshire, USA)

America/USA George Blanchard (b.16 August 1783, Milford, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. , )

America/USA Jonathan Blanchard (b.1785, Milford, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. 29 September 1788, Milford, Crown Colony of New Hampshire)

America/USA Porter Blanchard (b.16 August 1788, Milford, Crown Colony of New Hampshire  d. , )

America/USA Jonathan Blanchard (b.9 April 1793, Milford, New Hampshire, USA  d. , )

America/USA Catherine Blanchard (b.18 July 1796, Milford, New Hampshire, USA  d. , )

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Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...

1766 Birth of Child
Sarah Blanchard was born 3 January 1766, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA

1768 Birth of Child
Priscilla Blanchard was born 21 August 1768, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

1770 Birth of Child
Augustus Blanchard was born 18 January 1770, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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1772 Birth of Child
Hannah Blanchard was born 27 February 1772, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts...Read MORE...

1774 Birth of Child
Esther Blanchard was born 4 May 1774, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

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USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston -

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

December 31, 1775

USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

1776 Birth of Child
Bridget Blanchard was born 23 June 1776, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence
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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in places, on Christmas night, 1776, from...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

USA 1777 - September 26 - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution -

USA 1777 - October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY -

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

1778 Birth of Child
Rebecca Blanchard was born 23 June 1778, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

1779 Birth of Child
Rebecca Blanchard was born 18 February 1779, Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm -

1781 Birth of Child
James Blanchard was born 25 February 1781, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered...Read MORE...

1783 Birth of Child
George Blanchard was born 16 August 1783, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up in Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, the United States was granted territory as far west as the ...Read MORE...

USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United ...Read MORE...

1788 Birth of Child
Porter Blanchard was born 16 August 1788, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

1788 Death of Child
Jonathan Blanchard died 29 September 1788, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
On April 30, 1789, in a deep, low voice, George Washington gave his first speech as president of the United States. This speech is now known as the first presidential inaugural address. He spoke to a ...Read MORE...

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military....Read MORE...

USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

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USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect

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USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
"In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular in the South. The South became the cotton producing part...Read MORE...

1793 Birth of Child
Jonathan Blanchard was born 9 April 1793, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

1796 Birth of Child
Catherine Blanchard was born 18 July 1796, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was...Read MORE...

1798 Death of Child
James Blanchard died 18 March 1798, Milford, New Hampshire, USA

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first...Read MORE...

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,...Read MORE...

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and homesteaders eagerly moved west to start a new life in the plains, hills and mountains west of the...Read MORE...

USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast -

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite...

27 February 1809
Milford, New Hampshire, USA

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Elm Street Cemetery Milford Hillsborough County New Hampshire, USA
In memory of / Augustus Blanchard, Esq. / Who departed this life / Feb. 27 AD 1809 / In the 63rd year of his age / Of noble men, of mental energy / active & vigorous; As husband & Parent he was tender & affectionate / As a neighbor & friend, obliging & honorable, / As a magistrate just; / As a citizen in various elective offices / Faithful & zealous; As a companion affable & courteous. / With him dwell hospitality & ever / sound endearment. / We mourn his sudden exit. / Nor public prayers, nor friendships tears, / could shield him from the uplifted hand of / death. Let not the wise in wisdom glory / Nor let the mighty glory in their might / No human power nor excelence can ere disarm ...(the rest under grass)

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