My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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John Blaine
    Born: July 21, 1825 in Belfast, Ireland
    Died: October 10, 1911 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado
    Burial: Cowles Cemetery, Cowles, Webster County, Nebraska

    Father: James Blaine   born: 1790 in Ireland  died: Unknown
    Mother: Jane Blaine     born: 1792 in Ireland (Scotland) died: Unknown

    Married: Malvina Anna Barry  born: October 18, 1827 in Waterville, Oneida County, New York
    died: July 28, 1906 in Cowles, Webster County, Nebraska
    Date of marriage: 1848 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    Children:
    1) Ellen                
    born: July 1850   died: Unknown before 1860

    2) John B             
    born: May 13, 1853 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    died:  October 30, 1912 in Cowles, Webster County, Nebraska

    born: August 31, 1858 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois  
    died: February 07, 1891 in Cowles, Webster County, Illinois
    Married: Sarah Elizabeth Richardson on March 21, 1880 in Cowles, Nebraska

    born: January 02 1861 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    died: May 19, 1923 in Temple, Bell County, Texas
    Married: Clara A. Griswold  born: July 29, 1863  died: August 02, 1950
    Date of marriage: 1886     Place of marriage: Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas

    5) Jennie Anna   
    born: January 1872 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    died:  Unknown
    Married: Thomas E. Penman  born: April 1865 in Illinois  died: Unknown
    Date of marriage: September 12, 1893 at Cowles, Webster County, Nebraska
    Children:
    1) Lea                
    born: October 4th, 1895 in Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska
    died:  October 12th, 1962 in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California
Background:
John Blaine Denver, Colorado 1912
At the home of Thomas, Jennie and Lea Penman
In the 1850 Census on the left, Malvina Anna Blaine and daughter Ellen are
living with her sister,
Hulda Nichols  and Hulda's daughter,
Clarissa Eunice Nichols.

John Blaine accompanied
David T. Nichols to Sacramento, California in April of 1850 to find their
fortune in gold.

Their primary mode of transportation to and from California was by mule or
on foot.

The party returned from Sacramento, California to
Wyanet, Illinois on August 13, 1851.
1860 Census                                             John Blaine
Report of the Adjutant General State of Illinois Page 174
Report of the Adjutant General State of Illinois Page 178
Right:
History of the Illinois 65th Infantry from the
Report of the Adjutant General
of the State of Illinois
Volume II 1861-1866
Pages 179-180
John and Anna Blaine                               Cowles, Nebraska 1886
In the following pages you will read about the
experiences of Captain John Blaine and the
Illinois 65th Infantry during the Civil War.