BLANCHARD, Jonathan, (1738 - 1788)


BLANCHARD, Jonathan, a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Dunstable, N.H., September 18, 1738; attended the public schools; chosen a member of the council of twelve in 1775; delegate to the Fifth Provincial Congress in 1775; served in the first house of representatives of the State in 1776; appointed State attorney general in 1777; member of the committee of safety in 1777 and 1778; one of the commissioners from New Hampshire to the convention at New Haven, Conn., in 1778 to regulate prices; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784; first judge of probate under the State constitution of 1784; brigadier general of militia 1784-1788; died in Dunstable, N.H., July 16, 1788; interment in the Old South Burying Ground at Dunstable, now merged into the town of Nashua, N.H.