Person:Isaac Bledsoe (3)

Col. Isaac Bledsoe
m. abt. 1732
  1. Sen. Anthony Bledsoe1733 - 1788
  2. Col. Isaac Bledsoeabt 1735 - 1793
  3. Abraham Bledsoe1737 - 1801
  4. Sarah Bledsoe1739 - 1843
m. abt 1772
Facts and Events
Name Col. Isaac Bledsoe
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1735 Culpeper County, Virginia
Marriage abt 1772 Culpeper County?, Virginia(data taken from undocumented family sources)
to Catherine Montgomery
Census[2] 1790 Sumner County, Tennessee
Death[1] 9 Apr 1793 Fort Bledsoe, Sumner County, Tennessee
Burial[1] Pioneer Cemetery, Castalian Springs, Sumner County, Tennessee

Biography of Isaac Bledsoe


Isaac Bledsoe

Revolutionary War Militia Officer, Frontiersman. The younger brother to Colonel Anthony Bledsoe, he was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He was one of the adventures referred to as the “Long-hunters”, believed to be the first explorer of the Cumberland Valley. He discovered salt and sulfur springs in 1772 and named it Bledsoe's Lick. He was reported to have said, "There were so many buffalo I was afraid to get off my horse for fear of being trampled". He was appointed Major of the militia in Davidson County, when it was formed. He also served as a member of the judiciary in that county. He accompanied his brother in all his military endeavors. In 1778 he accomplished the dangerous mission of re-supplying a number of towns and settlements along the Ohio River. Alone with his trusted Negro slave were gone several months a noticed a large number of Indian movements. He moved to Sumner County in 1780. Became its first Justice of the Peace in Sumner and Davidson counties. On the 9th of July 1793 Colonel Isaac Bledsoe and several others were clearing a field for planting when a war party attacked. He was shot and mortally wounded, with the Indians scalping him while he was still alive near Fort Bledsoe.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.
  2. Sumner, Tennessee, United States. 1790 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Territorial Papers of the U.S., Vol. 4, p. 441, family no. 16.

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