Blade, George

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


George Blade was born in Berne[1] at about 1838[2], a son of Nicholas Blade and Hannah Yager[3] and a brother to William Blade who also served in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

At about 1860, George married Laura[4] Swartout[2] who was born in Rensselaerville at about 1840. Laura was the daughter of Myndert C. Swartout and Susan Ann_____.[2]. They had the following children:

  • Frances Blade [2]
  • Mary Blade-twin[5]
  • Melvin Blade-twin [5]

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville, NY
Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1861
Enlistment Place: Boonville, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 97th Infantry
Company: Company C
Muster Out Date: 29 Sept 1864
Muster Out Place: not given
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 24 to serve 3 years.
Sources Used:, military databases; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, military rosters.


George died in 1899.[6]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1850 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Berne History Family Files
  3. Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
  5. 5.0 5.1 1870 census, Liberty, Sullivan County, NY
  6. Civil War Pension Records @