Land Patent to the Heirs of John Blizzard of Baltimore county, 10 May 1822


Whereas Ludwig Wampler of Baltimore County by petition to the Honorable, the Chancellor, did set forth that John Blizzard, late of Baltimore County, deceased, had surveyed and laid out for him a parcel of land called "Water Wanting", 5 acres, 3 roods and one perch, by virtue of a special warrant for one acre obtained by him 22 July 1800. Blizzard since departed this life, intestate, leaving Stephen, William, Isaac, John, Isaiah, Sarah, Susany (Susannah?), who intermarried with Christopher Alwood/Atwood and Ruth, who intermarried with Solomon Martin. That all the children except Sarah, with their husbands and Chloe, the widow of the said John Blizzard, deceased, by deed duly executed and recorded and conveyed the land to Sarah Blizzard, who by assignment 21 June 1822 transferred the same to the petitioner.

Granted by the state of Maryland 10 May 1822.


Surce: Certificates & Patents 1818-1829, Family History Center film 0013135, page 161.


Some information on the family can be found in MGS Vol.21, no. 4, Fall 1980, page 281. Blizzard Family Cemetery, Baltimore County, compiled by William Hollifield lists the following entries:
John Blizzard 1755-1808; Chloe, his wife, 1758-1810
John Blizzard, son of John 1777-1820
Rebecca Merryman Blizzard, wife of John 1784-1814
Rachel Blizzard, wife of Isaac Blizzard, died 31 October 1863, 80 years of age.


Notes: John Blizzards marriage license to Rebecca Merryman is dated 9 Apr 1804 in Baltimore Co. Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel Merryman and Ruth.

Contributed by Martha S. Salerg. (MartSal @ aol. com)