le Blonde Coat of Arms

le Blonde Coat of Arms


This page is dedicated to my line of LeBlonds who lived in France, England, and Cincinnati, Ohio. I will also add info on other LeBlonds I run across in my research. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, additions, corrections, or suggestions.

My Line

My line of LeBlonds emigrated from France to England in 1685/6 and then to the U.S. in the mid 1800’s where they settled in Cincinnati. The immigrant ancestor in America was Robert LeBlond, the printer.

My line runs like this:

Robert LeBlond born ca. 1676; m. Elizabeth Mayeux; died ca. 1712. This Robert probably left France for England in 1685/6.
….Robert LeBlond born 1702 in London married Madeleine Lormier
……..Robert LeBlond born 1732 in London, married Elizabeth Chansac in 1754
…………Robert LeBlond born 1761 in London, married Jeanne Gammage
…………….Robert LeBlond born 1789 in London, married Elizabeth Saling
………………..Robert LeBlond born August 4, 1816 in London. Married Sarah Brooker on November 19, 1837. This Robert was the printer who was in business with his brother Abraham. Died October 18, 1863.
……………………Robert Emmett LeBlond, born November 24, 1840, in London. Married Elizabeth Jane Knight in 1863. Moved to America 1856. Died October 8, 1928.
……………………….Robert Arthur LeBlond, born February 21, 1866 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Anna Elinora Blomberg. Member of Ohio legislature, judge, lawyer, member of City Council. Died May 22, 1937.
…………………………..Katherine Elizabeth LeBlond, born August 22, 1910 in Cincinnati, Ohio. My grandmother. Died 2002.

Biographies

Some Miscellaneous Info

LeBlonds Listed in the Register of the Church at Threadneedle Street in London

Huguenot Info

Read excerpt from Chaper IX, “The Refuge: England” from The Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles W. Baird, Volume II, page 83 and 213. Published in New York by Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885. Winterthur catalog number E29 H89. This part of the chapter describes the reception of the French Protestants by the English in London.

Photos

Mary LeBlond (sister of printer Robert LeBlond b. 1816)

Mary leBlond

Mary leBlond

Here’s a painting called “Young Lady of the LeBlond Family” by Rosalba Carriera. I don’t know if she is from my line of the family.

Young Lady of the Leblond Family by Rosalba Carriera 1675-1757

Young Lady of the Leblond Family by Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757) c. 1730, oil on Canvas, location: Gallerie dell’ Accademia, Venice, Italy

Other LeBlonds (not in my line)

I run across other leBlonds that are not part of my line during my research and I share those with you here.

Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1667-1741)

Inventor of three color printing. I have found no connection between my line of LeBlonds and this man. Read more about him here.

Francis Le Blond

Portrait painter. Active in Philadelphia in 1850 and in New York City in 1851. From Who was Who in American Art.

Robert Le Blond, Gilbert le Blond, Guillaume Le Blond

Knights who accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066. This list is taken from the plaque in the church at Dives-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, where William the Conqueror and his knights said mass before setting sail to invade England in 1066. It lists all the knights who took part in the invasion. (List found on Olive Tree Website, 1066 List of Knights.) For more, read The Conqueror and His Companions – by J.R. Planché, Somerset Herald. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.

Jacques or James Le Blond

Huguenot probably from the city of Trouville, a small village seven miles east of Bolbec, a town of ten thousand inhabitants, fourteen miles to the north-east of Harfleur in Normandy Harfluer is an ancient seaport town near Havre near the mouth of the Seine river. Jacques emigrated to Boston in 1689. He had nine children baptized, between 1690 and 1709, in Cotton Mather’s church, of which his wife became a member in 1690. Their children were James, baptized June 7, 1691; Peter, January 6, 1695; Gabriel, March 6, 1698; Ann, December 15, 1700; Philippa, April 23, 1704; Marian, March 10, 1706; Alexander, September 4, 1709. From The Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles W. Baird, Volume II, page 83 and 213. Published in New York by Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885. Winterthur catalog number E29 H89.

Anthoine or Anthony Le Blond

Huguenot, emigrated to Boston around 1703. From The Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles W. Baird, Volume II, page 83 and 213. Published in New York by Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885. Winterthur catalog number E29 H89.

LeBlonds In Civil War

I found the following 5 names in the 12 volume set of “The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866” which was published under the auspices of the state of Ohio in 1887.

  • E. Celestian LeBlond, 2nd Lieutenant, Companies H and D, 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. LeBlond, Everah C 2nd Lt 22 Nov 21, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co H Nov 28, 1862; killed Dec 16, 1864, in battle of Nashville, TN.
  • Gideon LeBlond, Captain, Company H, 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Oct 15, 1861 3 yrs Appointed Jan 25, 1862; resigned Nov 26, 1862.
  • John F. LeBlond, Private, Company G, 137th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  • Lafayette LeBlond, Sergeant, Company H, 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Pvt 30 Nov 2, 1861 3 yrs Discharged Sep 9, 1862, at Columbus, OH, on Surgeon’s certificate of disability.
  • William LeBlond, Private, Company H, 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Mar 30, 1864 3 yrs Mustered out with company Nov 30, 1865.

My great-great-grandfather Robert Emmett LeBlond fought in the 139th Ohio Regiment, National Guard Infantry.

Links

l’Association des Familles Leblond Inc.

National Huguenot Society


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