Birth: ABT 1825 Hannibal, Oswego Co, New York
Nationality: Scottish - per Gladys Esther Marrison
Marriage:13 FEB 1849 Pittsfield Twp, Lorain County, Ohio
Note: Married by A. M. McCononghey, M. G.
1850 Census: 15 MAR 1850
Place: Wellington Twp, Lorain Co, Ohio
Note: Wife, Sarah, was also in household. Alonzo was a chair maker.
1851 Census: Wellington Twp, Lorain Co, Ohio
Birth of Son: 09 JAN 1853
Name: Homer Eugene Blodgett
Place: Ionia Co, Michigan
Birth of Daughter: 27 SEP 1858
Name: Alice Lillian Blodgett
1860 Census: Unable to find Alonzo or Sarah...
Birth of Son: 20 SEP 1860
Name: Myron Alonzo Blodgett
Place: Michigan (possibly Belding)
Lived in: 1864
Place: Olisco, Ionia County, Michigan
Military: 29 FEB 1864
Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Note: Enlisted in Civil War - Found in Civil War Muster Rolls. Was a private in Michigan's 21st Infantry, Company D
Military: 11 MAR 1864
Note: Joined regiment at Chattanooga, Tennessee
Death: 25 AUG 1864 Hospital on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Note: Died of chronic diarrhea during the Civil War. Alonzo's unit was assigned to the Engineers Corp during the summer of 1864 and was working around Chattanooga building bridges and hospital buildings. Alonzo died of chronic diarrhea on August 25th 1864. He was one of 279 men that died of disease in the 21st MI Inf. Personal Effects he had at time of death: hat, great coat, blouse, trousers, socks, 2 blankets, haversack, knapsack, clothing brush, silver ring, suspenders, $10.65 (a few more items I can't quite read)...
Burial: National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, grave number 1389 section C
Pension Record: 24 OCT 1864
Note: Have Alonzo's Civil War Pension Record.
parents are unconfirmed as of yet, but are thought to be Ziba and Dianna Blodgett
Research showing why we think Ziba Blodgett and Zenas Morgan are the fathers of Alonzo and Sarah.
Sarah Ann Morgan
Birth: MAY 1833 Ohio
2nd Marriage: 03 JUL 1867 Otisco Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan to Thomas Sharky
Note: Married by Rev. CH Fisher of Otisco. Witnesses: William and Lucy C. Sitson. p. 422. Sarah tried to get a pension from Thomas when he died and was told that he still had a different wife so her marriage to him wasn't really valid. - Gladys Marrison
Marriage Rtn: 30 JUL 1867
Place: Otisco, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: Thomas Sharky marries Mrs. Sarah A. Blodgett
Birth of Son: 11 AUG 1870
Name: Miles P. Sharkey
1870 Census: 01 SEP 1870
Place: Otisco Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: Living with her husband, Thomas, and her three children. Thomas was a peddler.
1880 Census: Otisco Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: Living with her husband, Thomas, and one son.
1890 Veterans Census: 1st Ward, City of Ionia, Ionia, Michigan
Note: Widow of Alonzo Blodgett.
1900 Census: 08 JUN 1900
Place: Belding City, Otisco Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: A day laborer for daughter-in-law Mary Blodget's family (Myron's ex-wife). Sarah's father was born in Connecticut and her mother in New York.
Death: 27 JUL 1900 Belding, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: Died of pnemonia.
Death Record: Belding City, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: 75 years 2 months 17 days old. Died from pneumonia.
Burial: Otisco Twp Cemetery, Ionia Co, Michigan.
parents are unconfirmed as of yet, but are thought to be Zenas and Rebecca Morgan
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