Mervin Simeon Blanchard
Mervin Simeon Blanchard (1824-1847) was born 1 Nov. 1824 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. His parents were Simeon Blanchard and Eunice Squire. He drove a team for Wilford Woodruff in 1846, and his death was mentioned by Wilford Woodruff in his journal. He died 10 Apr. 1847 in Pueblo Co., Colorado Territory.
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Excerpt:Browns Detachment who had been at Pueblo through the winter Br A Lyman who we sent unto them had reached them & infor- med them whare we are & the whole detachment of 140 of the brethren were within 7 days drive of us, we drew up the raft & crossed them all over but one who returned with our pilots to meet the companies when we met it was truly a harty greeting & shaking of hands. they accompanied us into camp and all were ...Dates:July 5, 1847 July 6, 1847 July 7, 1847 July 8, 1847