Searching for the following family info:
General (this is a 1st name) VanRensselaer Bland b. 1825 KY
d. Mendon, St. Joseph Co. married Elizabeth Ann Meanthru.
Alice Bland (Walker) b. 1849 Her Child: Edward Walker
Benjamin Napoleon Bland b.1851 married Milinda J. Ivens
Catherine Bland b.1854 IN
Augustus James Bland b. 1857 IN married Anna Kline
Naomie Bland b.1861 married (Fields and Oscar Kennedy)
Jerome Bland b. 1863 MI
Matthew Bland b. 1865 MI
Maude Bland b. 1871 MI married (Brown)lived Chicago @ 1915
This family lived in IN before coming to MI and they are a
Black/Mulatto family. Thanks for any help.
I am a descendent of Gen. Van Rensslear Bland. His son Benjamin N. Bland married Malinda J. Ivens. Their daughter Catherine E. Bland married Otto D. Wright; Their daughters Ilah and Olive both married James Buck, my grandfather.
Please let me know if you have found any additional information on Elizabeth Meanthru or Gen. Van Rensslear Bland.
Are you a descendent?
General is my 3rd Great Grandfather. His Son Ben is the father of my Great Grandmother A Bertha (Bland)(Carter) Anderson who is the mother of my Grandpa Donald D Carter who is the father of my Mom Florence A Carter. Our branch of the family is mainly in the Adrian Mi area. My Mom is the remaining sister of her generation, she is 76.
Do you know General's parents names?
I look forward to chatting with you
Kelly Carter Scott
These are family too on my grandmother's side we might be related somehow write me back soon.