I have a brick wall in the Bland branch of my ancestors. As far back as I an trace them, they lived in the Reading, Pennsylvania, area. The oldest known Bland ancestor that I know of was Nathaniel Bland, born about 1840 in Pennsylvania, and married (?) to Catharine Zwoyer born in Pennsylvania. Their son was Henry C. Bland (1859-1907) who married Rosa Ellen Harper. They had 11 children. The oldest was my paternal grandfather, Edward Jacob Bland (1886-1980). I think that this group of Bland's arrived from England and landed in Philadelphia prior to 1840.
March 19, 2016 @ 1:19am
My twin brother, Jeffery Gordon Bland b 08/Aug/1949 Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa, baptised 4/dec1949 St John's Parish, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa. Our father Alfred Edgar Bland b 10/Sep/1917 Solomens Cottage, Campground Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, was a POW in WW2 in Poland and other locations, captured Dunkirk, d 14/Sep/1969. HIS SIBLINGS all born in Cape Town, South Africa, - Amie Bland married to Bon Wash; Nellie Bland; Edith Bland married to George Cox, Gladice Bland married ? Heydenrich, Walter Bland married Ann?, Dorothy Bland married George Batten, Evelyn Bland married Alex Ridgel, Our grandfather Gordon Bland b 03/Nov/1970 24 Nelson Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire; SIBLINGS - Robert G Bland baptised 26/Dec/1866; Alfred J Bland baptised 7/February/1869, Gordon(grandfather) baptised 01/mar/1871, Edith M Bland baptised 9/mar/1873, Amy Bland baptised 14/may/1875, Edgar Bland baptised 21/mar/1877, all baptised at St Mary's Vicarage, The Crescent, Scarborough, N.Yorkshire, UK. Our great grandfather was James Bland born UK. I know you are investigating the male line but have included all info to tie person to correct family members. I have not listed cousins but can if wanted. Not really sure what information you wanted.
August 12, 2015 @ 11:30pm
Doland Bland , not Donald Dale. Who is Doland's oldest known relative?
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July 15, 2015 @ 2:21pm
“Doland Bland, who is your oldest known relative? Where did they live?”