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
1860 Census: Unable to find Alonzo or Sarah…
Birth of Son: 10 SEP 1859
Name: Myron Alonzo Blodgett
Place: Belding, Ionia Co, Michigan
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)…
Note: Register of Death of Volunteers says he died of typhoid fever.
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
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
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.
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.
Will: A guardian was appointed to Sarah because she wasn’t mentally competent any further. This was petitioned for by her son.
Death: 27 JUL 1900 Belding, Ionia Co, Michigan
Note: 75 years 2 months 17 days old. Died from pneumonia.