This is Joan Bleazard Thomas and I was 86 years old on January 8th. I have not been doing much with this site. I got a wheelchair for Christmas in 2019 and ... things and people Never stay the same and 'work' is difficult for me.   It's time for all of the descendants of JHB to help me with JHBs site. As you read the stories and see ANYTHING you know is not correct, please let me know, as soon as possible. 

If you have information, stories, documents, photos or anything that relates to the life of John Hopwood Bleazard, please mail the original or copy to me.  I can make minor corrections (spelling or such) and Devon or Stan will help me get the photos, stories etc. on here for OUR descendants. Many of you have already contributed so much, and I sincerely Thank You All. I may live to a hundred and still be working on this, but ... who knows ;-) 

Devon has helped so much and last year she uploaded two great stories (with photos) on the life of Caleb Bleazard and his family.  Go to Tab WIVES, scroll down to Lydia Davis and find Caleb's page. Thank you Devon, and thank you Cynthia.  


   Welcome to the John Hopwood Bleazard/Blazzard website, a place for all of the descendants of this interesting man (and his NINE wives) to share information and stories.  

John Hopwood Bleazard (Blazzard)

John Hopwood Bleazard was my great-great grandfather. John's 7th wife, Lydia Davis, was my great-great grandmother. 

Mark Hopwood Bleazard was my great grandfather. Annie Ison Danks was my great grandmother.

John William (Will) Bleazard was my grandfather. Louisa May Walker was my grandmother.

Mark Walker Bleazard was my father. Evelyn Dorothy Jenson was my mother.

I am Joan Bleazard (Thomas), and my husband is Arthur Kenneth Thomas.

Stephen Ernest, Mark Kevin, Blaine Kenneth and Stanton Bruce Thomas are our 4 sons.

Marianne Thomas (Moore) is our daughter.

I hope you enjoy your visit to this site! There are pictures and stories and just information. Some stories are colorful and some a bit dry, but all of it is a part of who we are today. 

If you find errors or omissions or get angry at some of this --  just remember I'm fallible as are others, AND it is more interesting than Blank pages.  LOL 


Notes from Joan & Devon

Sometimes I begin to believe that no one is reading this and that no one wants to help me with it.  Please tell me I am wrong :-)

 Feb 18, 2010.  Please click on the JHB Story tab and send me the correct Name and Birth/Death dates for John's father. 

July 21, 2009 - Hiya folks, Devon here. Glad to be on board to offer whatever help I can in making this site as user friendly and fun as possible. It may be an ongoing process, so bear with us during the renovation!


October 25, 2009 

Devon is using her considerable talents and helping make this Family History site  "one of the most entertaining, interesting and informational family history sites on the net."   This quote is from an email I received a few days ago.  

I hope all the many descendants  of Blazzards and Bleazards are enjoying life and managing to do so even as we (all) struggle to make sense out of and survive the politics and problems of life.  Life is much too brief to waste our time in anger, fear, regret and/or sorrow.  One need only read all the stories on here to know that soon our lives, too, will be a 'story' someone may or may not write.


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