Blanchard, Ira H T
Blanchard, Ira H. T.
a Congregational minister, was born at Weymouth, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1817. After holding the office of tutor in the college, and completing his theological studies, he was ordained over the First Congregational Church in Harvard, where he remained till severe illness compelled him to resign the pastoral care. Subsequently, having partially recovered his health, he took charge of the congregation at South Natick, but was never again settled in the ministry. A few years previous to his death, which took place on April 9, 1845, he removed to Weymouth. Mr. Blanchard was a man of much more than ordinary abilities, and of unblemished moral character. See The Christian Examiner (Boston), 1845, p. 432.