Blanpied, John a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in St. Peter Port, island of Guernsey, Dec. 25, 1798. He became a sailor at the age of fourteen, and for ten years followed the sea; experienced conversion in his twenty-first year; emigrated to Cambridge, O., in 1820; spent ten years in teaching; received license to preach in 1832, and in 1835 united with the Ohio Conference. In 1865 he took a superannuated relation, and so continued till his sudden death, June 20, 1875. Mr. Blanpied was a man of deep religious experience and cheerful disposition; an earnest, laborious minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, p. 103.