Blanchard, Jonathan a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in 1817. He experienced conversion in his youth; entered the Detroit Conference in 1838, and filled many of the best appointments. In 1862 he was appointed chaplain of the twenty-sixth regiment of Michigan Volunteer Infantry, in which office he was very useful and highly honored by the soldiers. He died March 22, 1864. Mr. Blanchard was estimable in his Christian character, sound in his experience, a faithful minister, and a true friend. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, p. 170.