I have some information on early Bledsoes in Virginia, but it is slight. (My problem is, I can't get back that far.) A Bledsoe-Bletsoe book was written by John T. Bledsoe of Little Rock, Arkansas back in the early 1980s. I did not get it, and wish now I had. Am trying to get in touch with him or someone in his family to try and get a copy now. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information, though I don't have much.