caption reads: "Property of Prudence Sophia
Blanchard. Believed to have been brought to her on her
Father's China Clipper for her sixteenth birthday - 1859. Capt. Beza
Taken in December, 1872 in Portland, Maine.
The Blanchards in the 1880
Blanchard Children. Written on the back of the photo:
1. Francis 9 yrs 1880 Kansas
2. Percy 13 "
3. Phil 17
4. Will 19
" 1870 Maine
5. Harold 9 "
6. Clara 21 "
taken in White Oaks 1889
in July, 1891 in Cumberland, Maine.
Standing, in back:
Mrs. David Blanchard [Mary Tewksbury], unknown [probably Ethel Cameron Blanchard], David Blanchard
Sitting, in front: Beza
Dorcas (Prince) Blanchard holding an unknown baby [probably Doris May Parlin], and another unknown
woman [Probably Mildred Mae Blanchard, who had recently married William Oliver Parlin].
This information was written on the photo by Annie and
from Francis L. Blanchard. It
is very likely that this photo was intended to show all of David
Blanchard's family in 1891. If so, then it includes David,
his wife, his two daughters, his first granddaughter, and his parents.
William F. Blanchard in
County Clerk's office in the old courthouse at Lincoln, New Mexico,
date unknown. The "X"
the rightmost person was
on the photo and probably means that this person is William.
The courthouse is now a museum and the safe can be seen today (as
of 2012). Museum information claims that this photo was used to
locate the original
safe door many years after it had been moved to another city and
restore it to the courthouse.
A copy of this photo is displayed in the museum and is listed as
coming from the New Mexico
state archives, number 142569. It is unknown whether the archives
hold the original photo or whether this is the original photo and the
archives made a copy of it. This
office is to the left as you enter the courthouse. In 1881, Billy
the Kid was imprisoned upstairs and killed two guards while escaping
through the other side of the building.
Francis Lincoln Blanchard.
Francis and William Edward Blanchard. Francis is on the
The picture was taken around 1915 according to writing on the back of
photo. Probably taken at the Maco ranch which was the family
Earl King, Will,
Phil Blanchard, about 1935.
William Edward Blanchard's Colt pistol and holster.
He lost most of his fingers on his right hand in a roping accident and
reversed the holster so he could use it left-handed. 
William Edward Blanchard's spurs.
otherwise noted, all
pictures came from Sophia (Blanchard)
Descriptions of the photos from Sophia came from writing on the photo
itself or from Sophia.
 Courtesy of Dan Lathrop. June, 2012. Photos taken by Matt Young.