Robert Emmet LeBlond is my great-great grandfather, father of Robert Arthur LeBlond, my great grandfather.
Born November 24, 1840, in London England.
1856, England to Cincinnati, Ohio.
15 May 1863 to Elizabeth Jane Knight
They had five boys: Robert, Richard, Frederick, John, and William. Robert Arthur continues my direct line.
- Richard Knight LeBlond. Born April 23, 1864; married Loretto Heekin on September 18, 1895; died March 17, 1953. Children: Harold Robson LeBlond (1896-1968); Loretto LeBlond (1897-1971); Elizabeth LeBlond (1899-1972); Richard Emmet LeBlond (1900-1995).
- Robert Arthur LeBlond. Born February 21, 1866; married Ella Blomberg on June 4, 1904; died May 22, 1937. Children: Robert William LeBlond (1906-1954); Katherine Elizabeth LeBlond (1910-2002).
- Frederick LeBlond. Born May 6, 1868, in Covington, KY; married Essie Pomeroy Hay on September 22, 1898; died 14 Jan 1955. Children: Frederick LeBlond (1899-).
- John Abram LeBlond. Born June 3, 1874, in Covington, KY; married Bertha Lynn Boynton on August 16, 1898; died April 18, 1966, in Cincinnati, OH. Children: Eleanor Marie LeBlond (1899-1991); John Knight LeBlond (1900-1980); Ruth LeBlond (1909-1997).
- William Russell LeBlond. Born November 26, 1882; married Zelia Bailey on June 2, 1911; died October 24, 1968, Los Altos, Santa Clara, CA. Children: Julia LeBlond, Verona LeBlond.
Corporal, Company B, 139th Regiment, Ohio National Guard Infantry. Mustered in on May 13, 1864 at the age of 23. Mustered out three months later on August 26, 1864. Below is his muster roll paperwork:
139th Regiment Ohio Infantry – Quick Overview
Originally a Ohio National Guard unit, the regiment organized for 100 days service, under Colonel J. Lloyd Wayne, Jr.
The regiment organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, on May 11, 1864, and was initially mustered into service at Camp Dennison, Ohio on May 20, 1864.
The 139th was composed of the 9th regiment (Cincinnati), one company of the 82nd Battalion (Van Wert County), and one company of the 71st Battalion (Ottawa County) of the Ohio National Guard.
May 20, 1864
Regiment moved by rail to Washington D.C where it performed garrison duty in the Capitol city.
On June 1, 1864
It was placed on duty at the prison camp at Point Lookout, Md., and assigned to duty there as Prison Guard guarding confederate prisoners.
August 22, 1864
Regiment returned to Camp Chase by rail, via Baltimore, Maryland, for muster out.
August 26, 1864
Regiment mustered out. Regiment lost during service 14 enlisted men by disease.
Robert was a printer.
Robert died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati when he was 87 years old, on October 6, 1928, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.
“Robert E. LeBlond, 87, a member of the Board of Directors of the R. K. LeBlond Tool Company and the father of R. K. LeBlond, prominent manufacturer, and of former Judge Robert A. LeBlond, died Saturday at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was ill but two days.
Mr. LeBlond is survived by five sons, R.K., Robert A., John, Fred, and Will. Fred is located at Los Angeles, Cal., and Will at Seattle.
Mr. LeBlond lived at 3595 Russell avenue, Tusculum Heights. The funeral will be held Tuesday.”