Blanchard, Richard A
Blanchard, Richard A.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Madison County, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1816. He was converted in his seventeenth year; received license to exhort in 1836, to preach in 1840, and in the same year entered the Rock River Conference, wherein he served the Church as health permitted with zeal and fidelity until his sudden death, Aug. 19, 1873. Mr. Blanchard was a true and faithful Christian, active and painstaking; a serious, reverent, and impressive preacher, and a much-beloved pastor. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1873, p. 101.