> James C. Blanding was most likely the brother to Don Blanding's
father, Joseph W.
Not correct. James C. Blanding was Hugh Ross Blanding's elder brother
(by 4 years), the son of Joseph W. Blanding and Maria.
James C. Blanding was born 7 May 1848, and was a surveyor, so it's
> likely he surveyed the Yellowstone roads, etc. The only other
> found on him is:
> 1880 Census. Place: Sheridan, Pennington, Dakota Territory
> James C. BLANDING, Head, Male, White, 35, b. PA, Surveyor (father b.
> mother b. WI)
> Christine BLANDING, Wife, Female, White, 27, b. SWE, Keeping House
> SWE, mother b. SWE) [I believe SWE means South Western Europe as
No. SWE means SWEDEN.
There are several other census listings for a James C. Blanding ... I
don't have my notes with me but I believe the 1910 census includes a
JCB with wife Mary (also b. Sweden!) in Livingston, Montana.
I am not convinced that any of these is actually Hugh's brother, but
the Sheridan, D.T., listing is a good possibility. The age is off by
3 years, though.
I'll try to a bit more digging in my notes to see if I can find any
> Very interesting information about James C. Blanding!! Hope to hear
> Keith found some interesting references to Hugh R. Blanding in the
> Historical Newspaper Index. ." It appears he was a Pennington
> to the U.S. Grand Jury in Rapid City" in 1878. That same year Jim
> was "fighting mountain lions in the Black Hills." and "James C.
Blanding was in
> an article on the "Peoples party ticket in Pennington County" in the
> Hills Daily Times Oct 14 1880. If you get a chance to copy any of
> associated articles in these old newspapers in South Dakota it would be
> I think Hugh Ross Blanding lived in Aberdeen, SD for a while - I
> found some land records for him there.
> Aloha, Donna Wendt
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