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Family Marker for Wm. & Fanny Blain

(north side of stone):
William BLAIN
Born Aug. 16, 1809 - Died May 3, 1904

(south side of stone): 
Fanny M. (Hackett) BLAIN
Wife of Wm. BLAIN, Born Apr.9, 1812 
Died Jan. 24, 1896 - Aged 83 yrs. 9 mo. 15 D.
Inscription at the bottom of the stone:

"Rest Mother Until I Come."
"Weep not for me
 For I am better off(?) Mother"
on the base:  "Swanton, O"

J. Oscar BLAIN
Died Feb. 25, 1877 - Aged 23 yrs. 3 ms. 25 Ds
Son of W. & F.M. Blain

Harvey BLAINE (1846-1880) 
Mary J. BLAINE(1850-1899) 
Harvey is another son of 
William and Fanny Blain

William and Fanny Blain
Family Group
WILLIAM BLAIN b. August 16, 1809 in Essex, NJ, d. May 03, 1904 in Royalton Twp., Fulton Co., OH.  Wife:  FANNY M. HACKETT born April 09, 1812 in NY, d. January 24, 1896 in Royalton Twp.,  Fulton County, OH.  Married about 1828 in NY

Front page of the Fulton County Tribune, May 12, 1904.
A PIONEER Closes His Life's Work. 
Royalton Township Loses One of Its Prominent Citizens.
One by one the pioneers of the county are laying down their life's work and entering into eternal rest.  Last week William Blaine, of Royalton Township, at the age of nearly ninety-five was ushered into the great beyond.  By his kind and considerate treatment of others; by his generous acts; by loyalty to his home, country and Creator, he was known as one of the ideal citizens of
this county.

scan of microflim copy from 1904 newspaper

Mr. Blaine located in this county in 1833, shortly after the first white settlers had arrived and from that time until a few years ago he was active in clearing away the forest, draining and improving the lands of the county, building and establishing schools and churches and devoting every energy to bring about the pleasant and happy condition which we enjoy today.
He was born in Essex, NJ August 16, 1809 and when but a child moved to New York where he grew to manhood.  For a number of years he was employed as a boatman on the Erie Canal.  He was united in marriage to Miss Fanny Hackett of NY and into this home came eleven children, who have grown to manhood and womanhood and who are now located throughout this county and constitute a part of its best citizens.


i. WILLIAM W BLAIN, b. July 19, 1829, NY (possible other birth date: 19 Aug 1829); d. October 20, 1908, North Star, Gratiot Co., MI;  married to 
ANNA M. REYNOLDS; b. May 12, 1839, Lenawee Co., MI; d. November 29, 1902, North Star, Gratiot Co., MI.

ii. MYRON D BLAIN, b. July 16, 1831, Allegany Co., NY; d. November 29, 1920, Jasper Twp., Lenawee Co., MI; He married to MARY E PARENT, November 27, 1854, Fulton Co., OH; b. November 27, 1834, Medina Co., Spencer, OH; d. January 14, 1905, Jasper Twp., Lenawee Co., MI.

Military Record 1861-1865 Civil War, F 67 OH Inf. 1879 Jan 22, Invalid 331917 327911


His Obituary reads:
Myron D. Blain
Myron D. Blain was born in New York State, Allegheny County, July 16, 1831.  At the age of three years he came with his parents to Toledo, which was then a mere treading station, consisting of a few log buildings and only one frame building.  They came by boat and later traveled with an ox team as was customary for the early settlers, enduring all the hard ships and privations and dangers incident to pioneer life as he grew up with
the new country.  (The family first camped on what is known as the Beulah farm, near Whiteville, Ohio and afterwards located on a farm in Fulton county.)  He was married Nov. 7, 1854, to Mary Parent by the Rev. S. D. Rogers.  To this union five children were born: Josephine, who died in 1910; Samuel C. Blain of Jasper, Hattie LaPoint of Toledo, Mary Mackey of Ridgeville, and Benjamin Blain of Adrian.  Of a family of 11 children only two sisters survive him, Jane Hyland (Hallnan) and Fannie (Cordelia) Beals of Toledo.  Besides these he leaves a number of grandchildren and great- grandchildren.  Loyal to his country, Mr. Blain enlisted when the Civil War broke out, in the 67th Regiment, Company F, of Ohio serving three years and three months. Here, too, he endured untold hardships as did many of his comrades, being many times without food and comfortable clothing and exhausted by long, continued marching, all for his home, loved ones and his country.  As long as he was able he attended the soldiers reunions and looked forward to the day as one of the best days of the year.
Helping as he did in the early settling of the country, Mr. Blain took great interest in watching its progress and development and had vivid mental pictures of the past, relating names of friends, places and incidents with accuracy as though it was only yesterday.  Memories of former years
seemed a great comfort to him in his declining years.  His life companion was taken by death January 14, 1905, since which time he has made his
home with the younger son on the farm where he settled 54 years ago, south of Jasper, Michigan.  His willingness to help in time of need made him many friends.  He led a quiet, unassuming life and was known as an honest, upright citizen, a loyal friend and neighbor.  His was a life well spent and he shall surely receive the reward to which he was called Nov. 29,
1920.  The burial was made in Fairfield cemetery.

MARY E PARENT's obituary:
Mrs. Mary E Blain
Wednesday evening, at 6 o'clock, at the home of her son, S.C. Blain, occurred the death of Mrs. Mary E. Blain, death being due to consumption.  She has been more or less a sufferer for several years, and now she is at rest.  All that skill and loving care could do has been done for her.  The
husband and children will sadly miss her presence in the home. Mary Parent was born November 28, 1834 in Spencer, Medina county, was the daughter of Benjamin and Betsey Parent, and was one of six children, four of whom survive her.  In 1854 she was united in marriage with Myron D. Blain, of Ohio.  Five children blessed their home. At the time of her death she was 70 years, 1 month and 15 days old.  She is survived by her husband and her five children; Benjamin Blain, of Madison; Mary Mackey of Metamora O.;
Josephine and Hattie Lapoint, of Blissfield and Samuel Blain, of Jasper.  Also two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Santee of Delta, O.; Mrs Denier, of Petersburg; Mr Nathaniel Parent, of Royalton, O.; and Henry Parent, also of Royalton, Ohio. The funeral was conducted from the house Saturday at 11 am Rev. Bettis officiating, with interment at Fairfield cemetery.

Marriage Notes for MYRON BLAIN and MARY PARENT:
In the pension papers for Myron it is stated that they were married Nov 27, 1854 at her home in Fulton Co. Ohio, by the Rev Rogers. The other date for their marriage is Nov 7, 1854 from Myron's obit.

iii. ALMIRA BLAIN, b. Abt. 1834, NY; d. Bef. 1920; She  married to 
M. EDWIN WOODFORD, Abt. 1850; b. Abt. 1829, NY.

iv. ALVIRA BLAIN, b. Abt. 1836, OH; d. Bef. 1920.

v. OREN BLAIN, b. September 15, 1838, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. July 24, 1920;  He married to AGNES ANN KNAPP, July 01, 1869, Ogden, Fairfield Twp, Lenawee Co., MI; b. Abt. 1845, MI; d. November 20, 1923, Metamora, Amboy Twp., Fulton Co., OH.

Notes for OREN BLAIN:
In the Metamora OH Cemetery there is a big Blaine Stone.  A small metal funeral home marker is in front of this stone which reads Oren Blaine. No dates.  There are two graves at this location.
I have his Civil War Pension papers.

J.O.P.: David Stever
Marriage: July 01, 1869, Ogden, Fairfield Twp, Lenawee Co., MI
Marriage Register: August 23, 1869, Rec #369 pg. 195 Lenawee Co., MI
Witness 1: Harvey Blain of Fulton Co., OH
Witness 2: (Cant read first name) Stever of Ogden, MI

vi. SAMUEL BLAIN, b. Abt. 1842, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. July 18, 1863, Missing in Civil War, Battle of Fort Wagner.

vii. ALNORA BLAIN, b. April 1843, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. June 13, 1911, Lenawee Co., MI; She married to HARMON GOLDSMITH, Sept. 23, 1868, Morenci, Lenawee Co., MI; b. May 1835, MI; d. Bef. 1920.

obit 6/13/11 on page 3, col 2 in Adrian paper.

J.O.P.: Ezra C Morris
Marriage: September 23, 1868, Morenci, Lenawee Co., MI
Marriage Register: September 28, 1869, Rec. #138 pg. 18 Lenawee Co., MI
Witness 1: Samantha P Morris of Morenci, MI
Witness 2: Louisa Hamon of Morenci, MI

viii. HARVEY HENRY BLAIN, b. 1846, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. May 08, 1880, Royalton, Fulton County, OH; He married to MARY J. SMITH, Dec. 25, 1871, Fulton Co., OH; b. 1850, MA; d. 1899, Fulton County, OH.

Burial: Jordan Cemetery, Royalton Twp, Fulton County, OH 
Cause of Death: Consumption
Medical Information: Pg. 135 Record of Deaths, Probate Court

Clergyman: James Leony
Marriage: December 25, 1871, Fulton Co., OH
Marriage license: December 18, 1871, Rec. #2 pg. 301 Fulton Co., OH

ix. JANE ANN BLAIN, b. December 1848, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. 1937; She married to THOMAS B. HALLNAN, June 03, 1876, Fairfield, Lenawee Co., MI; b. September 1853, OH; d. 1929.
Both buried: Winameg Cemetery, Pike Twp, Fulton Co., OH

Marriage: June 03, 1876, Fairfield, Lenawee Co., MI

x. CORDELIA (FANNIE) BLAIN, b. January 1849, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. 1926;  She married (1st) to EDGAR CLINTON COTTRELL, December 06, 1872, Fulton Co., OH; b. 1850; d. 1885; married  (2nd) to CHARLES M BEALS, July 14, 1888, Fulton Co., OH. Both buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Fulton Co., OH

J.O.P.: L.H. Upham
Marriage: December 06, 1872, Fulton Co., OH
Marriage license: December 03, 1871, Rec. #2 pg. 346 Fulton Co., OH

J.O.P.: J.N. Fizwater
Marriage: July 14, 1888, Fulton Co., OH
Marriage license: July 14, 1888, Rec. #1620 pg. 181 Fulton Co., OH

xi. OSCAR J. BLAIN, b. October 28, 1853, Royalton, Fulton Co., OH; d. February 25, 1877, Fulton County, OH, died at the age of 23 yrs, 3mths, 26ds., OH.

More About OSCAR J. BLAIN:
Burial: Jordan Cemetery, Royalton Twp, Fulton County, OH

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