died July 31, 1775.
His third wife was Rebecca Tufts, widow of Ichabod, and daughter of Samuel Francis of Medford; they were married November 14, 1776.
She died in Medford, January 28, 1817.
He died in Medford, January 7, 1787.
He was the father of fourteen children.
He was a periwig-maker and was generally referred to in Medford as Barber Blanchard.
Benjamin Crandon Leonard.
Benjamin Crandon Leonard was born in Plymouth, February 16, 1844.
He was a son of Joseph Nelson and Abbie Bishop (Crandon) Leonard, and was a lineal descendant of John Howland and Richard Warren of the Mayflower.
At the age of eighteen he obtained employment with the American Bank Note Co. of Boston, and remained with them the rest of his life.
In 1879 he was appointed manager.
He came to West Medford in 1872, and for thirty years was very active in local matters and town affairs.
He was deeply interested in the organization and support of the West Medford Congregational Church and society, an