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INCREASE BLAKE 



OF BOSTON 



His Ancestors and Descendants, 



WITH A FULL ACCOUNT OF 



WILLIAM BLAKE OF DORCHESTER 



AND HIS FIVE CHILDREN, 



Compiled by 
FRANCIS E. BLAKE. 



BOSTON, MASS 
1898. 



BOSTON : 
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" I have gon, and rid, and wrote, and sought and search'd with my own and 
friends' Eyes, to make what Discoveries I could therein. * * * j stand ready 
with a penccl in one hand, and a Spitnge in the other, to add, alter, insert, ex- 
punge, enlarge, and delete, according to better information. And if these my 
pains shall be found worthy to passe a second Impression, my faults I will con- 
fess with shame, and amend with f/ta?ikfuhtesse, to such as will contribute 
clearer Intelligence unto me." 

Fuller's " Wort /lies of England," 1662. 



INTRODUCTION, 



This publication was planned mainly for the purpose of saving 
from destruction some records of the descendants of Increase 
Blake, which were collected more than twenty years since by the 
late Rev. Charles M. Blake, U. S. A., when he was contemplating 
the preparation of a genealogy of the Blake Family. 

The incompleteness of the collection, owing to loss of a portion 
of the papers, the lack of items respecting the early generations, 
etc., led me to make extended and exhaustive researches, which 
have resulted in bringing to light many interesting facts, in com- 
pleting family records to date and in tracing families of whose 
existence even near relatives were not aware. The original 
material has been increased at least ten fold. 

Although not originally intending to follow out the lines of 
married daughters, I have not refused any records offered me, and 
this will account for the large amount of space devoted to families 
bearing names other than Blake ; but all will be of interest to 
those concerned and of value to genealogists. 

In common with all similar efforts, I have found it impossible 
to secure the records of every family desired, and the few who, 
from indifference or neglect, have failed to supply the necessary 
information, have themselves alone to blame for the unsatis- 
factory account given of their families. To the large number of 
individuals who have cheerfully rendered me assistance, I am 
greatly indebted. 

Enlarging upon uiy original plan, I have introduced a very full 
account of William Blake of Dorchester, our common ancestor, 
and his five children, the greater part of which has never appeared 
in print. As no one is yet ready to undertake the preparation of 
a genealogy of all the descendants of William, it seems wise to 
put in permanent form for preservation the material I have 
collected. 

The work is not free from errors, but I trust that as a whole it 
may not only commend itself to the families most interested, but 
may also prove an incentive to some one to publish the records 
of other branches of the family. 

FRANCIS E. BLAKE. 

Boston, August, 1898. 



EXPLANATION. 



The arrangement of these records is so simple that it can be 
readily comprehended after a few minutes examination. For in- 
stance, the index (which includes every name in the book) shows 
Benjamin Blake on page 49. On this page his record is given 
under his family number 14. The names in italics following his, 
show his line of descent through his father Increase, grandfather 
James, great-grandfather Jaj/ies, and great-great-grandfather 
William. 

Against the names of his sons Increase, Ellis and Nathaniel, 
are numbers 24, 25 and 26, in heavy-face type, which indicates that 
more is to be found about them on succeeding pages. Thus, 
Nathaniel 26 is carried forward in regular order, appearing on 
page 57, where under his family number 26 is the full record of 
his family. 

His son Ellis Gray is numbered 56, and the latter's record is 
found under his family number 56 on page 80, and so on. One can 
readily trace back the line of descent by reversing the method. 

Abbreviations : b. for born, m. for married, d. for died, res. for 
resides or residence. 



CONTENTS. 



I'AOE. 

The Family in England . 9 

The Family in America 1 1 

William Blake the Immigrant 12 

Children of William Blake the Immigrant . . 21 

Increase Blake, Senior, and his Descendants . . 42 

Harrison Gray Blake's Mountain Journey . . 60 

Genealogical Charts 121 

Index of Blakes 125 

Index OF Names other than Blake . . . -132 



ILLUSTRATIONS, ETC. 
PitMINSTER Church Frontispiece. 

Fac-simile OF Pitminster Record 11 

" " Springfield Record ' . . . . 13 

" " William Blake's Will .... 18 

" " Elder James Blake's Account Book . 31,37 

House of James Blake, 1650 38 

Bible of Increase Blake, Jr. 44 



THE FAMILY IN ENGLAND, 



Notwithstanding many researches have been made in Eng- 
land to determine the ancestry of William Blake, the early settler 
in Dorchester, New England, nothing has been satisfactorily estab- 
lished beyond the fact that he was baptized in Pitminster, a village 
four miles south of Taunton in Somersetshire, that he was mar- 
ried and four of his children were baptized in the same parish. 
All this %L<e knozv, beyond this all at present is conjecture. 

The alleged descent from Giles Blake of Little Baddow, Essex, 
which was first printed in 1857 and has unfortunately been repeated 
many times since, is entitled to no credence whatever. 

Many years since the late H. G. Somerby, Esq., made extended 
investigations in England and the results of his search were pub- 
lished in 1 88 1 by W. H. Whitmore, Esq., under the title of "A 
Record of the Blakes of Somersetshire, especially in the line of 
William Blake, of Dorchester, Mass., &c." 

Mr. Somerby endeavored to show an unbroken line running 
back to the year 1347, locating the family first in Wiltshire and 
subsequently at Over Stowey in Somersetshire, and gave many 
interesting items about the various families. While perhaps a 
large portion of these statements may be correct, all need to be 
verified before being fully accepted by us as the true pedigree. 
Those who are especially interested in these problems are referred 
to the above work and also to an article published by the writer 
in the "New-England Historical and Genealogical Register" for 
January, 1891. 

For several years the writer has had a very pleasant corres- 
pondence with Edward J. Blake, Esq., of Crewkerne, Somerset 
(a descendant of John Blake, a brother of our William of Pitmin- 
ster), who, in his endeavors to trace his own ancestry, has made 



10 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

extensive and apparently exhaustive researclies. He has, however, 
failed to find any /rcord evidence connecting the Pitminster fami- 
lies with those of any other parish, but he believes as many others 
do, that there is sufficient circumstantial evidence to indicate that 
they were from Over Stowey, not many miles distant from Pit- 
minster. 

With the repeated assurance that tliis connection is not yet proved 
we give a few items relating to these Over Stowey families, for 
the benefit of those who cannot consult the publications above 
referred to. 

Humphrey Blake in the early part of the Sixteenth Century is 
found in Somersetshire. He became lord of the manor of 
Plainfield, in the parish of Over Stowey. The manor house 
is still standing, a portion of it evidently as originally built. 
He died in 1558. By his wife Agnes he had seven children. 
The second son Robert was grandfather of the renowned 
Admiral Robert Blake. His eldest son, 

John Blake, born in 152T, succeeded to the manor of Plainfield. 
His wife was Jane and they had seven children. 

William Blake, the eldest son of John, by the will of his father 
was bequeathed lands in Over Stowey, Bishops Lydiard and 
elsewhere. No subsequent trace of him is found upon the 
parish registers, and he is the man who is supposed to have 
settled in Pitminster as stated below. 

Leaving that which is problematical for future solution we turn 
to that which is more satisfactory. To the late Rev. Charles M. 
Blake, U.S.A., belongs the credit of the discovery of or the bring- 
ing to our notice the records referred to below. When visiting 
in England, he found in possession of William Blake, Esq., of 
South Petherton, an ancestral chart which led him to Pitminster 
where he had the pleasure of seeing the records so much desired, 
and for which so many searches had been made. 

The Manor Rolls of Taunton, Somersetshire, show that a Wil- 
liam Blake in 1586 bought lands in Pitminster. Of his birthplace 
and parentage nothing is known, but it is a natural inference that 
he is the William whose name appears on the register of that 
parish in 1588 and in subsequent years. He may, too, be the one 
who was buried in the same parish June 13, 1642. There is no 
record of his wife's name, but there was a widow Anne Blake 
buried there Aug. 14, 1644. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



II 



The parish registers of Pitminster, which begin in the year 
1544, are in a very good state of preservation and from them the 
following items are obtained : 

Anno Domio. 

15SS. Grace Blake, daughter of Willm Blake was baptized the 

9''' day of Febriiarv. 
1592. Anne Blake, daughter of William Blake was baptized the 

third day of December. 
1594. William Black, son of William Blake was Baptised the x'^^ 

day of July. 
i^g'j. John Black son of William Blacke was Baptised the xix"' 

day of June. 
t6oo. Ane Blaak, daughter of William Blaak* was baptized the 

sixteenth day of October. 
1603. Richard Blaak, son of William Blaak was baptized the 

seventeenth day of Aprill. 

Fac Simile from Pitminster Recofds. 



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Later on appear the following entries, which must prove inter- 
esting to all descendants in America. 

161 7. William Blake was married to Agnis Band widow the xxiij"' 
day of September. 

16 iS. John Blake, sonne of William Blake, and Ane Blake daugh- 
ter of William Blake was baptised the xxx"' of August. 

1620. William Blake soinie of William Blake was baptised the 
6"^ ot September. 

1624. James Blake sonne of William Blake was baptised 27"' 
April. 

With this record from Pitminster before us, there cannot be a 
shadow of doubt that we have here the family of William of Dor- 
chester. We know that he had a wife Agnes, and children John, 
Anne, William and James, and to make the case still stronger, the 
age of the father at death, and also of three of the children, Anne, 
William and James, corresponds with the date of the baptism at 
Pitminster. No record has been found of the baptism of Edward, 
another son of William and Agnes. 



* This name is variously spelled on the Pitminster Register. Black, Blacke, Blaak 
Blake. 



WILLIAM BLAKE, 



1 

William Blake, son of William, was baptized in Pitminster, 
England, July lo, 1594. He married there Sept. 23, 161 7, widow 
Agnes Band, whose maiden name has not been ascertained. Some 
recent investigations, however, suggest that she may have been 
the widow of Richard Band, and a daughter of Hugh Thorne, of 
Pitminster, baptized Jan. 12, 1594.* 

In the same parish, as we have stated heretofore, the baptisms 
of four of their children, John, Anne, William and James, are 
recorded. Of the baptism of their son Edward there is no record 
there, nor has any evidence been found of the place of the father's 
residence between the years 1624 (when his son James was bap- 
tized) and 1636 when he was found in America. 

There is no foundation whatever for the statement, that Mr. 
Blake came to this country in 1630 in the ship Ulaiy and JoJin. 

Considering the prominent position which he subsequently occu- 
pied in Dorchester, it does not seem plausible that he could have 
joined any settlement in this country without so making his worth 
known to his associates, that his name would appear upon its 
records. 

* In 1896, Eev. Charles H. Pope, of Cambridge, made some researches in England 
for facts relating to the Blakes, and especially for evidence of the maiden name of 
Agnes Blake. At Pitminster, he found her name recorded as Band, not Bond, as previ- 
ouslj^ understood, and the following items selected from his collection of English 
notes, although not decisive as to her parentage, are certainly interesting and sug- 
gestive. They are of special interest to the writer, as the result of the first persistent 
attempt to solve the problem of the maiden name of Agnes JMake. 

Agnes Thorne, daughter of Hugh Thorne, was baptized at Pitminster, Jan. 12, 1594. 

Hugh Thorne, of Pitminster, yeoman, by his Avill of 28th Jan. 1616, bequeathed £30. 
to hi.- 'lau^'httr Agnes, to be paid within four years of his decease (other children and 
wife al.M, named). 

liichard Baud, of Batherford, by will March 1, 1616, made bequests to his father, 
brother and sister, naming his wife Agnes as residuary legatee. This will was pro- 
bated Jan. 8, 1621. 

Other investigations which are being made, may afford additional light upon the 
subject. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 1 3 

The records of Dorchester previous to 1632 are not preserved, 
and those for several subsequent years are very imperfect, but we 
are confident that if he had been in the town between 1630 and 
1636 his name would somewhere appear. 

In the absence of positive evidence it is reasonable to believe 
that he came to New England in the fall of 1635, or the early 
months of 1636, and remained at Dorchester or Roxbury, making 
the acquaintance there of William Pynchon and others, who were 
considering a plan of settlement on the Connecticut River. 
Whether so or not he was with Mr. Pynchon on the 14th and 
i6th of May, 1636, at which time they with their associates drew 
up and signed the articles of association at Agawam, now Spring- 
field, which agreement is still preserved. It is quite a lengthy 
document, and commences with these words : — 

May the 14th 1636. Wee whose names are underwritten beinge 
by Gods P'vidence ingaged togeather to make a Plantation at and 
over agaynst Ageam upon Conecticot, doe mutually agree to certayne 
articles and orders to be observed and kept by us and by our successors 
&c. 

Then follow rules for location and distribution of lots and vari- 
ous necessary provisions for carrying on the plantation, and the 
record is attested by Mr. Pynchon and his associates : — 






14 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Wc testifie to the order abovesaid being also the first adventurers and 
undertakers for this plantation. 

William Pynchon. Thomas Ufford. 

Matiiew Mitchell. John Cabel. 

Henry Smith. 
Jehue Burr. 
William Blake. 
Edmund Wood. 

The signature of Mr. Blake here closely agrees with his auto- 
graph on the Dorchester records and elsewhere, and leaves no 
doubt as to his identity. The five men first named, including 
Mr. Blake, were given authority to make assignment of lots and 
manage the general affairs of the settlement, and the first allot- 
ment of land was made to Mr. Blake on the 14th of May, 1636 : — 

It is ordered that \Villian-i Blake shall have sixteen polles in bredth 
for his home lott and all the marish in breadth abuttinge at the end 
of it to the next high land and three acrs more in some other place. 

How long Mr. Blake retained ownership does not appear, there 
being no evidence of sale by any of the original owners, but his 
name is not found upon the records subsequent to the first busi- 
ness transacted there, and it is presumed he soon returned to his 
family at Dorchester. 

There are good reasons for concluding, that he was in Dor- 
chester earlier than indicated by the records there, but the first 
mention of his name is under date of January 2, iGT^y/^, when 
it is ordered that certain persons, including Mr. Blake, should 
have ''confirmed to them the ground joyneing to there hoame 
lotts to the other pale alowing 3 goad for a highway," which cer- 
tainly is evidence that he was already in possession of land for a 
dwelling, but unfortunately the date of this first grant of a house 
lot does not appear. In March, 16^"//^, he shared in the division 
of the lands at the " Neck " (now South Boston), where for more 
than two hundred and fifty years some of his descendants were 
owners, and where his son James built a house as early as 1680. 

Information relating to the location of Mr. Blake's dwelling 
house in Dorchester is somewhat meagre, although it is several 
times referred to. The most important records upon which one 
can base a theory of the location are as follows : — 

I. In October, 1652, a committee was appointed by the town 
to "lay out a towne way by willyam blakes and the three deuis- 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. I 5 

sions, which way Is thus appohited to run from the corner of 
willyam blakes garden to a stump on the side of stony hill " &c. 
(Record Com. Report, Vol. 4, p. 59 ) 

2. In a bond given by Nathaniel Duncan to Henry Kibby, 
"22'^ of 1. 1654-5," land is described as "between ye Dwelling 
houses of Thomas Joanes & William Blake beinge a hilly feilde." 
(Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 2, p. 147.) 

3. In an agreement about fencing " i of 2 month 1661 " be- 
tween William Blake and Thomas Davenport, is the statement 
"these men having land lying together on the Hill west on their 
houses." (Record Com. Report, Vol. 4, p. 119) 

4. Feb. 5, 1665, about two years after the death of Mr. Blake, 
his son conveyed to Thomas Davenport "for =£120. in money and 
other currant pay of New England" "his now dwelling house" 
with seventeen acres of land bounded east by the Town Highway, 
west and south by Thomas Davenport, north by Ensign Capen 
William Weeks and Ammiel Weeks. (Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 5, 
p. 184.) 

5. The town records also show this interesting record, "iith 
of the II, 1666/7." "The same day Thomas Davenports fine 
of ten shillings for Entertaining of Daniell Holbrooke was remit- 
ted on condition that he Cleere the water-Cours Cros the way 
before one Come to the house he bought of William Blake and 
this to be done by the loth of Aprill next." (Record Com. 
Report, Vol. 4, p. 140.) 

6. On the church records appears a memorandum, supposed to 
have been written about the year 1700, giving the location of some 
of the inhabitants. Among the items is this : " Mr. Houghton in 
old Mr. Blake's sold Mr. Capen," which sale we cannot verify. 

From all the evidence afforded by the above extracts, from 
various deeds and plans examined and such other facts as have 
come to notice, it seems probable that Mr. Blake lived on the 
eastern slope of Mount Bowdoin, perhaps not far from the corner 
of the present Bowdoin Street and Union Avenue. It is very 
certain that he lived on the hill and near to Mr. Davenport, and 
that his son William also lived there, perhaps in a new house, the 
first having been "sold Mr. Capen." 

The brook which Mr. Davenport was to keep clear could be 
seen a few years since near the foot of the hill crossing Bowdoin 
Street, designated on one or more old deeds as "the way to 
the Meeting House." Mr. Charles Davenport, great-grandson of 
Thomas, inherited this property and as late as 1865 the cellar 
of his house was plainly visible on the southern slope of Mt. Bow- 



l6 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

doin, being tvventy feet up above Washington Street, about half- 
way between Bowdoin Street corner and the Raih'oad bridge. 

I am indebted to Dr. Bennett F. Davenport for information and 
plans, without which it would have been impossible to arrive at 
any satisfactory solution of this problem. 

Mr. Blake was made a freeman of the Colony March 14, 1638/9, 
at which time, to comply with the order of the General Court, he 
must have been a member of the church. The Dorchester church 
records indicate that he and his wife became members before 
November, 1639. There can be no doubt that he was a man of 
integrity and above the average intelligence of his neighbors. He 
served the town in various important capacities, constable 1641, 
selectman 1645-47 and 165 i, on committee to build the new meet- 
ing-house 1645, ^^'^^ '!'' many other ways. 

The assignment of duties to men like Mr. Blake, who were 
willing to serve their townsmen, were often expressed in a quaint 
manner, and the following items indicate some of the simple offices 
of Mr. Blake which, although by themselves insignificant, in the 
aggregate show the manifold ways in which the good citizen made 
himself useful. " Bro. Blake and Bro. Howard are deseyred to 
buy a cow for Edward Browne." "William Blake is appointed 
to warne Thomas Andrews to daube the meeting house or else to 
take the fines that is due for not traininge of him." 

In 1656 he was selected for the important office of town clerk, 
the record reading : — 

At a General! Towne meeting the 23. 11. 56 Brother William Blake 
the elder was Chosen Recorder for the towne of Dorchester and to 
attend the Select men from time to time to scribe and trascribe shuch 
orders and Records as should by them bee Committed vnto him and 
for that end wee the Select men doe order that the sayde william Blake 
doe take the towne Books or Booke into his hands and Keeping as 
likwise the mapp or mapps Conserninge the towne and Keepe them 
secuerly and not Deliiier the same to any but by order from some of 
the Select men. 

At the same time he was chosen "clerk of the writts for the 
county of Suffolk." For this service he was to have twenty shil- 
lings par year and be "rate free" and this same munificent rate 
of compensation appears to have been continued each year. Mr. 
Blake held the office of town clerk up to within about six weeks 
of his death, which occurred Oct. 25, 1663. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 1 7 

His great-grandson records in his "Annals of Dorchester" 

under date 1663 : 

This year Died Mr. William Blake who had been Clerk of ye Writs 
for ye County of Suftblk, & Recorder for ye Town near 8 years. He 
was also Clerk of ye Training band. He Died ye 25th of ye 8th mo. 
1663, in ye 69th Year of his Age. 

In his will, as given below, it will be noticed that the first 
bequest was of the nature of a public benefaction, a gift to the 
town, for repairing the burying ground, provided the work should 
be done within a year from his decease. The Selectmen, at a 
meeting Sept. 12, 1664, appointed a committee "to gett the bury- 
ing place well and sufficiently to be fenced in, and are to demand 
of John Blake 20 shillings, giuen by his father in his last will and 
Testament to that end and vse." The Treasurer's account for 
the year 1667, shows that there had been received from "the 
Relicts of William Blake towards the repaiering the burying 
place" 18 shillings. 

Soon after his death his widow Agnes removed to Boston proba- 
bly to live with her son John, or her only daughter Anne Leager, 
the church records reading: "The 6 (i) 69/70 Sister Agnes 
Blake (ye wife of Willm Blake deceased) she haveing removed 
her dwelling to Boston was dismissed to Joyne to ye theird Church 
in Boston," and the Boston church records show her subsequent 
admission. She died in Dorchester, July 22, 1678. 

It is to be regretted that no stones mark the graves of either 
of these two worthy people, who were doubtless buried in the old 
cemetery in Dorchester, for the good order of which Mr. Blake 
was interested sufficiently to make the bequest above referred to. 

The graves of many of the Blake family are located in this 
cemetery, now at the corner of Stoughton and Boston Streets, 
most of them being near the Stoughton Street side about midway 
between the east and the west bounds of the grounds. 

The late Mr. Samuel Blake, of Dorchester, righted up the 
stones and removed the moss which had so accumulated that the 
inscriptions were almost illegible. 

A fac simile of the will of William Blake, which was evidently 
written by himself, is here presented, followed by a copy for the 
benefit of those who cannot readily decipher the original. 



The last will and testament of William Blake (being of 
perfect memory and vnderstanding the good lord god be 
blessed and praised therfore) made the third day of September 
in the yeare one thousand six hundered sixtie and one as 
followeth. 

Inprimis. my will is y' my body be desently buried in hope of 
a ioyfull resurection at the^ last day; 
It I giue and bequeth vntdTtowne of Dorchester twenty 
shillings to be bestowed for the repairing of the _buriing ^i^it l aco" 
place soe y'. swine and other vermine may not anoy the 
graues of the saints: pvided it be repaired within one yeare 
after my decease: The rest of my land goods -^nd and estate 
after my funerall exspences and debts discharged; my will 
is and I doe giue and bequeth vnto my fiue children the 
one halfe of my lands goods and estate to be equally dcvidcd 
devided amongst them by equall poi'tJ2".fd'is ^^^ ^^^^ ^ drai ' copoct 
disrespect my eldest soTTe, for he hath^"sbe dutifull a child vnto 
me as any of my Children, but because he hath least need of 
it and he hath noe Charge: The other halfe of my lands goods 
and estate I doe giue and bequeth vnto my beloued wife: -w+h©- 
and doe make'Tsole executrix of this my last will and testament 
And I doe intreat my beloued brethren brother Edwarde Clapp 
and John Capen y' they would be pleased to be the ouerseers 
of this my last will and ^testament to se y' it be fullfilled and 
pformed. finally my wilf/doV^not dispose of any of her estate 
left her by this my last will and testament during the time 
of her life without the advise and Consent of my ouerseers and 
my foure sdnes or the maior maior parte of them : yet neverthe- 
lesse in her last will she may dispose of it vnto whom shee 
please: In witnes hereof I haue herevnto sett my hand and 
seale In the psence of 

]°^\,9^Pf" William Blake 

Jn« Mmott 



Me^^od y' these words in the 17 line, ben and 
is; and her in the 21 line and, is y* my 
wife in y« 25 line were interlined 
before I set my hand vnto it. 

William Blake 




20 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

This will was probated and an inventory of the estate presented 
in January following his death, as shown by the records : 

Att A County Court held at Boston 28"' Jan^' 1663 
Jno Capen & John Minot deposed that having subscribed theire 
names to this paper was present & did botl". see & heare W" Blake to 
signe & publish the same to be his last will & testam'^ that when he so 
did he was of sound disposing mind to theire best knowledge : 

Edw : Rawson Record'' 

An Inventory of all the goods and lands of William Blake of dor- 
chester deceased taken the six of November Anno Dom 
1663 

aprised by William Sumner and James humphries 

Imprimis his waring aparell & money his purs , 09-15-02 

It his house and lands ..... 154-15-00 

It his cattell hey & swine .... 17-01-00 

It by plat Spoones ..... 01-06-00 

It his pewter & "brass ..... 07-08-04 

It his beding & shetes table Cloathes & pelow 

beers ....... 17-18-00 

It his bookes ...... 01-12-00 

It his aples & quenches & Indian Corne . 02-18-00 
It by tables Chests & bedsteds& other woden 

ware . 03-03-06 

It by Iron pots pans axes & pott hangers 

sawes, harness, weges and other lumber oS. 15.00 



JC224. 12. 00 
William Sumner 
James Humphrey 

owing to the estat . . 03-TO-oo 

debts owing from the estat 31-0S-10 

more owing from the estat 03-08-00 

At A County Court held at Boston 29"^ January 1663 M^* Agnes 
Blake deposed that this is a true Inventory of the estate of the late 
William Blake her late husband to hir best knowledg that when shee 
knowes more she will discover it wch the Court allowed of 

Edw Raavson Record^ 

Although the value of Mr. Blake's estate was not large, yet it 
compared well with the possessions of his neighbors. The sim- 
ple manner of living of one of the principal men of the town is 
quite clearly indicated by this schedule of his property. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 21 



Children of William and Agnes (Band) Blake : 

2. i. John, bapt. at Pitminster, Eng., Aug. 30, 1618; died 

at Boston, Jan. 25, 1688-9. 

3. ii. Anne, bapt. at Pitminster, Eng., Aug, 30, 1618; died 

at Boston, July 12, 1681, "in the 63'^ year of her age." 

4. iii. William, bapt. at Pitminster, Eng., Sept. 6, 1620 ; died 

at Milton, Sept. 3, 1703, "at the age of 8^ years." 

5. iv. James, bapt. at Pitminster, Eng., April 27, 1624; died 

at Dorchester, June 28, 1700, "aged yG." 

6. V. Edward, place and date of birth unknown ; supposed 

to be the youngest child ; died at Milton, Sept. 3, 
1692. 



John Blake' ( Williani^), eldest son of William and Agnes (Band) 
Blake, baptized at Pitminster, England, August 30, 1618, mar- 
ried in Boston, August 16, 1654, widow Mary Shaw, a daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel and Alice Souther, and widovv^ of Joseph Shaw 
of Weymouth (son of Abraham Shaw of Dedham) who died in 
Boston, Dec. 13, 1653, having been married but twelve days. 

They had one child, Haimah, born Jan. 16, 1657; died Aug. 
30, 1659. Mr. Blake was a merchant of Boston and evidently a 
man of considerable influence and of high social standing in the 
town. He purchased land and buildings in 1679 '^^^'^ ^^^^ "great 
dock" in which locality he probably carried on his business. In 
1642 he joined the Artillery Company ; in 1658 was chosen a con- 
stable ; in 1670 a clerk of the market; in 1672 a surveyor, and in 
1684 a tithingman. In 1671 he was dismissed from the church in 
Dorchester to join the Third Church, Boston. 

He retained close relations with members of his father's family 
and acted as attorney for his sister Anne's children, and in other 
capacities was identified with their business affairs. He was one 
of the executors of the will of Governor John Winthrop in 1676. 



22 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

In February, 1662-3, he purchased a portion of his sister Anne 
Leager's estate on what is now Washington Street, near Avery 
Street, to which he subsequently added another lot, and without 
doubt resided there. His nephew John Blake, of Dorchester, 
who inherited the property, sold it in 1694 to Edward Durant, 
who a few years afterwards conveyed it to James Blinn, at which 
time there was a tavern there known as the " Sign of the Lamb." 
A plan showing the location of this estate has been made. 

The court records of February, 168 1, show that Mr. Blake com- 
plained against John Souther "for stealing of money and several 
things out of his house" and obtained judgment for =£12, "in 
way of restitution or treble damages in money and other things 
stoln by him from sd. Blake." The name of the thief suggests 
that he may have been some unfortunate relative of Mrs. Blake, 
but after her husband's death she appears to have suffered again 
in a similar manner, and again possibly from a relative, though 
not the same in both cases. 

8 Jan. 1690/1 John Wiswell jun'' being committed to the Prison for 
stealing money out of Mrs. Mary Blake's house, about ten or twelve 
pounds, which he owned he tooke out of sd. Mrs. Blake's chest in her 
chamber, ordered by the Court to pay forty shillings in money fine to 
the County, and to pay to Mrs. Mary Blake the sume of thirty six 
pounds, being treble damages, the money in Constable Huft^'s hands 
to be delivered sd Mrs. Blake in part of sd. thirty six pounds, and to 
pay fees of Court & prison standing comitted. 

Mr. Blake died Jan. 25, 1688-9, leaving a will, but no inventory 
of the estate has been found. He gave to his wife X200. and the 
use and improvement of all of his estate "if she continues a 
widow," and made generous bequests to his brothers William, 
James and Edward and their children, his "Cosin" Bethia Shaw 
and her children, Hannah Walker, kinswoman Hannah Wiswell* 
and " Cosin " John (son of his brother 
■ i/iaj ^Dj ^toK'^ James), to whom he gave all his houses 
^" and lands in Boston. A bequest was also 

made to John Winthrop, son of Waite Winthrop, Esq., the latter 
being named as one of the overseers of the will. The widow 
died in Boston, Jan. 7, 1693/4. 

* His "Loving Kinswoman" Hannah Wiswell, may have been a relative of his Mdfe 
Mary Shaw. It is noted that in the settlement of the estate of her_/?rs< husband, Joseph 
vShaw, in 1654, the name of Mrs. Ihniberry occurs, and in an indenture between John 
Wiswell, of Boston, 1699, ami his wife Hannah, the latter is named as the only surviv- 
ing daughter and heir of Wdliain llauhcrry. Shopkeeper. 



BLAKE GENFALOGV 



Anne Blake^ { William^), daughter of William and Agnes (Band) 
Blake, baptized at Pitminster, England, August 30, 1618, married 
Jacob Leager, of Boston, probably as his third wife. He was in 
Boston as early as 1638, the records showing that on the 1st of 
June, of that year, leave was granted " Richard Brockett to sell his 
house and garding next to William Hudson the younger unto one 
Jacob Legar," which house was located near the present corner of 
Elm and Hanover Streets, adjoining the "Castle Tavern " estate. 
"Elizabeth ye wife of one Jacob Legar" was admitted to the 
First Church in Boston on the 12th of 3d mo. 1639, ^^^ on the 
14th of ist mo. 1641 Mr. Leager himself was admitted. He 
became a freeman of the Colony, June 2, 164.1. He is called on 
some records a husbandman and on others a "taylor," and at time 
of his death lived on what is now Washington Street, near Avery 
Street, his land extending back to the Common or " training field " 
which then embraced the present Mason Street. Four days before 
his decease he with his wife Anne conveyed to "brother John 
Blake" a part of this estate on the southerly side, being "a part 
of our orchard adjoining to our now dwelling house in Boston, 
containing 30 ft. in breadth next to the streete leading to Rocks- 
bury and 32 ft. next to the Common or tra^fning field." 

Sometime after his death, which occurred Feb. 24, 1662/3, the 
widow sold another portion of this estate to her brother John 
Blake. His will, dated Nov. 10, 1662, was probated March 19, 
1662/3. Inventory of estate X182. 5. 3. The will, which is 
quite an interesting one, gives his property to his wife and daugh- 
ters, providing, in case of the death of the latter, for bequests to 
" my sister Marie's children in England," to Jacob and Joseph 
Walker and Elishua Thurston ; " the mortar and pestill and 
two of the great Pueter Platters shall bee given to my daughter 
Bethya " ; "to my second- wives children I give twelve pence 
apiece." The connection with the Walkers is not determined, 
but the supposition is that Mr. Leager's first wife was a sister 
of Mr. Robert Walker, father of Jacob and Joseph named above ; 
or, possibly, that Robert's wife was a sister of Mr. Leager. The 
widow remained in Boston, and is supposed to have married a 
Hallowell at some time previous to 1672, and was again left a 
widow. In several deeds she is referred to as Anne Legar alias 



24 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Hallowell, and the same term is used in the settlement of her 
estate in 1681. But on the 21st of April, 1672, "Ann Legar," of 
Boston, was dismissed from the Dorchester Church "to Joyiie to 

the Church in Boston," and on the 2d of May, 1673, she 

was admitted to the Third Church, Boston, under the same name. 
And the inscription upon her grave-stone entirely ignores the 
fact that she ever bore the name of Hallowell ! 

An Leger 

Aged 63 Years 

Departed THis 

Life July y' 12™ 

1681 

This stone, now in the possession of the Bostonian Society, was 
found in 1885 in the rear of the Tremont House while some exca- 
vations were being made. Probably it was originally placed in 
the adjoining Granary burying-ground. 

Administration on the estate of " Ann Leager als Hallowell " 
was committed to her brother John Blake, and the property was 
subsequently divided between her two children. Inventory ^TJ. 
15.0. Elisha Hollowell,who was a witness to a deed of Robert 
Walker in 1676, may have been the husband of Anne Leager. 

Children of Jacob and Anne (Blake) Leager : 

i. Bethia Leager,^ bapt. in Dorchester, 10/6/1651. "She was an 
inhabitant of Boston but her mother was at her ffather Blake 
house in dorchester when she was borne, and there laye in." 
(Dorchester Church Eecords). Her share in her father's estate 
was sold to Thomas Gold in 1697. She m. Fearnot Shaw, a 
blacksmith, and had three children in Boston, after which we do 
not trace them. Children : 

1. Jacob Shaw,'^ b. Nov. 6, 1672. 

2. John Shaw,'^ h. March. 30, 1678; m. Mercy Smith. Eleven 

children. 

3. William Shaiv,^ b. Nov. i, 1684. 

ii. Hannah Leager,^ born in Boston, Nov. 14, 1655, married about 
1676, John Walker (son of Thomas and Ann Walker), a "brick 
burner," who died about January 1678/9. By his will, dated 
Dec. 13, 1678, proved Feb. 1, 1678/9, he gave his estate to his 
wife, until his daughter became of age, when it was to be divided 
between them. "• My uncle John Blake " was named as one of the 
overseers. Their daughter Hannah Walker,'^ born in Boston, April 
25, 1677, probably never married. After the death of her mother 
she had some difficulty in getting possession of the real estate, 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 2$ 

which belonged formerly to her grandfather Leager, but in 1704 
it was conveyed to James Blinn, who also purchased another 
portion, formerly John Blake's. Mrs. Walker, previous to 
February, 1G82/3 married secondly, Thomas Phillips, by whom 
she had one child, Hannah Phillips, h. Sept. 7, 1 090, the mother 
dying Oct. 13, 1G90. 

Mr. Phillips again married March 1, 1G92, Mary Howard, and 
had several children. 



William' Blake ( lVi//iam^), son of William and Agnes (Band) 
Blake, born in England, baptized at Pitminster, Sept. 6, 1620, came 
to America with his father. His name does not appear in con- 
nection with Dorchester town affairs as often as that of his father, 
or his brother James. In 1660 he was one of the number re- 
ceiving an allotment of lands in that part of the town set off in 
1662 as Milton. 

In 1665 he sold to Thomas Davenport his " now dwelling house " 
with 17 acres of land, the location of which has been previously 
described, and probably removed about that date to Milton, where 
he owned a large farm on Brush Hill. In the Dorchester records 
there are several references to the "way leading ouer brush-hill" 
near Mr. Blake's estate. 

He was very closely identified with the town of Milton in its 
business affairs, and also with the church, which latter was organ- 
ized in 1678. He served on a committee to build the new meeting 
house, as selectman several years, sergeant of military company, 
and in many other important positions. He was evidently one 
of the principal men of the place, as he was chosen Deputy to the 
General Court in 1680, 1683, 1690 and 1697. He was a farmer, 
but it may reasonably be inferred that he was a carpenter also. 
" 1 2-2-1676 ther was granted to William Blake Sen'' libertie to 
gitt fiue load of Clobord out of the Comon Swamp ; " and in 168 1 
he had the same liberty to "get 1400 Clobords for his own vse." 
And in 1683 Rev. Peter Thacher records : "Sargent Blake and 
myself went to my pasture and righted up the hedge," and a few 
days later " Sargent Blake agreed to ground sill my house and 
lay a double floor and new sleepers." 
2 



2.6 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

His pleasant relations with the minister of the town are here- 
after referred to in connection with his brother Edward, both of 
them being among Mr. Thacher's firm supporters in the church. 
Mr. Thacher records in his diary, January, 1684, "Sargent Blake, 
Brother Clap, Mr. Taylor and I went out to see for deer, but saw 
none and at our return we supped at Sarg* Blake's." 

The records of the County Court held Dec. 4, 1682, show that 
Mr. Blake was authorized to keep an "ordinary" or inn ; " Upon 
consideration of the necessity of a house of entertainment for 
Travellers in the new Road from Taunton et new Bristol Etra 
[et cetera] over brush hill William Blake of Milton is allowed to 
keepe an Ordinary untill April next." Nothing more in relation 
to this matter has been found. 

There is no record of his marriage and the surname of his first 
wife Anna does not appear, in fact even this name is not found until 
the year 1665, and it is only a supposition that she was the mother 
of his children born previous to that date. The church records 
show the admission of "uxor William Blake" on the 25th April, 
1652 ; she was living in 1680, but the date of her decease is not 
known. Mr. Blake married a second wife, Hannah (Tolman) 
Lyon, in Milton, Nov. 22, 1693. She was the daughter of Thomas 
and Sarah Tolman. The church records give the baptism of 
Hannah Tolman "2 mo. 6 to vicesimo 1640 (married Mr. Wm. 
Blake last and to Mr. Lyon ffirst)." 

By her first marriage in 1661 with George Lyon (who died early 
in 1691) she had several children. She died in Dorchester, Aug. 
4, 1729, "in the 91st year of her age." 

Mr. Blake died in Milton, Sept. 3, 1703, "at the age of St, 
years." His will, executed a few weeks before his death, made 
provision for the comfort of his "dear loving wife," bequeathing 

the homestead 
and other prop- 
erty to his sons 
Nathaniel and 

Edward, with legacies to his son Samuel and daughters Anne 
Gilbert, Mary Willis, Experience Carver, and Mehitable Briggs. 
Inventory £343.6.0. 

Of his children eight were born in Dorchester and the remain- 
ing three in Milton. 



^^.^i^^g-l^c-^ 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 2/ 

Children of William and Anna Blake : 

i. Samuel,' b. at Dorchester, May 14, 1650; m. Sarah Macey, clau. 
of George and Susanna, of Taunton; and d. in Taunton, 1719. 
Six children (the order of their birth not determined) : 

1. Fn'scillo,* b. ; m. May 30, 1700, John Smith, son of 

Nathaniel. 

2. Samuel,'^ b. about 1 G80. In 173G he claimed share in the 

division of Dorchester-Canada ( Ashbuinham), in the right 
of his Uncle WilUam, who Avas in the Canada expedition, 
1690. (See below.) He d. in Taunton, January, 1771, 
aged 91. A Sanuiel Blake ni. May 19, 1701, at Taunton, 
Sarah Pitts. 

3. Edward," b. about 1689; d. in Taunton, July 25, 1759, in 

70* year of age. Wife Anne Hanover, dau. of Ann Grin- 
fill, who d. Nov. 21, 1770, in the 93d year of age; ele\en 
children ; res. Taunton ; descendants, Turner, Otisfield and 
Bangor, Me. 

4. Susannah," b. . 

5. Sarah* b. ; m. Joseph Topliff, of Dorchester, 1715. 

6. Hannah " . 

7. Jerusha" b. . 



ii. Anne,' bapt. at Dorchester, March 7, 1651 ; d. in infancy. 

iii. Anne,' b. at Dorchester, March 6, 1652/3; m. Dec. 18, 1676, in 
Boston, Thomas Gilbert, son of John and Jane Gilbert, of Taun- 
ton, and had six children : Hannah, Sarah, Mary, Thomas, 
Nathaniel and Mehitable. 

iv. Mary,' b. at Dorchester, March 20, 1654/5 ; m. 1st, in Milton, 
Dec. 15, 1679, Joseph Leonard (who d. in Taunton, Oct. 19, 
1692), by whom she had six children: Mary, Experience, 

Joseph, Mehitable, Edward and William. She m. 2d, 

Willis, as appears by her father's will ; but no further record 
has come to hand. 

v. William,' b. at Dorchester, Feb. 22, 1656/7. In 1675 his father 
petitioned the Council for the discharge of this son from "y*^ 
service of y'^ countrey " on account of his bodily infirmities ; 
nothing more is known of him, except the record of his brief 
military service under Capt. Moseley, and subsequent service 
in 1690 in Capt. Withington's Company in the expedition to 
Canada. He d. before 1699. 

vi. Nathaniel,' b. in Dorchester, July 4, 1659; m. Oct. 9, 1695; 
Martha Mory, daughter of Walter Mory ; resided at Milton ; d. 
Oct. 5, 1720; seven children: 

1. William," b. July 21, 1696; had wife Hannah and four child- 

ren. Rem. to Harpswell and Lisbon, Me. 

2. Nathaniel," b. Feb. 26, 1697/8; wife Elizabeth Evans; two 

children ; res. at Milton. 



28 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

3. Simon,* h. June 1, 1700; wife Hannah Badcock ; seven child- 

ren ; res. Milton and Dorchester. 

4. James,* h. Sept. 18, 1702; wife Abigail Tucker; two child- 

ren ; res. Boston and Milton. 

5. Joseph,* b. July 27, 1705; d. (Aug. 11, 1745?). 

6. David,* b. July 12, 1707 ; d. (Oct. 30, 1775?). 

7. Jonathan,* b. July 12, 1707. 

vii. Edward,^ b. in Dorchester, April 13, 1662; m. June 26, 1696, 
Elizabeth Mory, sister of his brother's wife ; res. in Milton ; d. 
in 1737. Six children: 

1. Anna,* b. April 7, 1697; m. Stearns. 

2. Edward,* b. July 22, 1698; m. Elizabeth French; six child- 

ren ; res. Milton and Stoughton. 

3. Aaron,* b. Feb. 23, 1699/0; d. before 1733. 

4. Mary,* b. Jan. 13, 1701/2; unmarried in 1737. 

5. Elizabeth,* b. April 5, 1704; m. Belcher. 

6. Moses,* b. Aug. 6, 1706; m. Hannah Horton ; res. Milton; 

six children. 

viii. E^XPERIENCE,^ b. in Dorchester, June 17, 1665 ; m. Eleazer Carver, 
son of John and Millicent Carver, probably as his second wife. 
Settled in South Bridgewater. 

ix. Agnes,^ b. in Milton, Sept 29, 1667; bapt. at Dorchester, " 12-2- 
1668," "being about 6 months old." 

X. Susan,'' b. at Milton, July 20, 1670; d. May 4, 1676; (Dorc. rec.) 

xi. Mehitable,^ b. at Milton, April 2, 1673; m. June 16, 1696, 
William Briggs, Jr., of Taunton, b. Jan. 15, 1667 ; res. Taunton. 



James^ Blake {Wi 11 iain^), son of William and Agnes (Band) 
Blake, born in Pitminster, England, baptized April 27, 1624, came 
to New England with his father. He married about 165 i, Eliza- 
beth Clap, daughter of Deacon Edward and Prudence (Clap) Clap, 
who died in Dorchester, Jan. 16, 1693/4, in the 6ist year of her 
age. 

He married second in Rehoboth, Sept. 17, 1695, Elizabeth 
(Smith) Hunt, widow of Peter Hunt and daughter of Henry and 
Judith Smith, from County Norfolk, England. Mr. Blake lived 
in the north part of Dorchester, and if tradition may be believed 
about or previous to 1650 built a house for himself, which was of 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 29 

such a substantial character that in 1669 the town voted to build 
for its minister " such a house as James Blake's house, namely 
38 foote in length, and 20 foote wide and 16 foote between 
joists." This house was retained in the Blake family until the 
year 1825, and subsequently for many years was in possession 
of Mrs. Jane Williams. It was in a place off Cottage Street, but 
in 1895, on account of street widening, the city ordered its re- 
moval and the Dorchester Historical Society secured it and fitted 
it for the purposes of the Society. Its present location is in 
Richardson Park. From investigations made there appears to be 
sufficient evidence to verify the truth of the tradition, identifying 
this building with that originally owned by Mr. Blake. Pictures 
of this house appear in the " Memorial History of Boston " and 
several other publications, but the one accompanying this is 
perhaps the best view. 

Mr. Blake was a busy man. From 1658 to 1685 there is scarcely 
a year when his name does not appear in connection with some 
official duties in the town. He was selectman thirteen years, 
rater, constable, deputy to the General Court, clerk of the writs, 
recorder, sergeant in the military company. He also served as 
deacon about fourteen years, then as ruling elder for the same term 
until his death. 

He was an excellent penman, and his name appears very fre- 
quently in connection with / >% ^ ^ 
deeds and wills and settle- ^ ^(frrxd^ StSle^Sfi^ 
ments of estates ; evidently c-' ' ^"^ *^ 
a man of sound judgment and capacity, whose counsel and advice 
were repeatedly sought by his neighbors. 

He died on the 28th of June, 1700, leaving a will dated two 
days previously. The will and codicil are very lengthy, covering 
in minute detail his desires for the distribution of his estate, and 
closing with the fervent expression of a devout man : 

And I pray the Lord, Jehovah, Father Son and Holy Spirit, to be 
the God and Father of my Consort and Children and Grand Children, 
and all their posterity forever, And that he will give to me, his poor 
unworthy Suppliant and Servant in his own due time, an open enter- 
ance into his glorious Kingdom, and an Inheritance in his loving 
kindness and mercy that endureth forever. 

(For copy of the will in full, see the "Blake Family," page 16.) 
The inventory of his estate (the total valuation of which was 

X473.) is a good example of such documents, showing a variety 

of household goods of that period. 



30 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

An account book kept by Elder James Blake, which has been pre- 
served, gives evidence of his business ability and his methodical 
methods. In it are memoranda of accounts with his neighbors, 
his children and relatives (often prefaced with the statement "all 
former accounts being cleared " ) leases and bargains made with 
his sons and townsmen, expenditures in connection with the 
family of his second wife, the marks of his sheep and cows, and a 
variety of items interesting to the present generation. Unfortu- 
nately much of the writing is in cipher, but this can doubtless be 
translated as a portion already has been. 

We here learn that beef sold for "three half pence per pound " 
when tobacco brought 6 pence per pound, and cider 7 to 9 shil- 
lings a barrel. Shoes for the children appear to have formed quite 
an item of expense in the family, a pair costing 7 shillings, and 
Bette and Joseph and all the rest had to be provided with them, 
although Joseph had to content himself with a "plane paire," 
perhaps because he wore them out faster than the others. Henry 
Carnesey the tailor charged 2 shillings for making a " wascote " 
and 3 shillings for "a coate for Joseph," while "a coate & 
breeches " for the same sturdy boy cost 8 shillings. Joseph was 
then about 16 years old, and when working for. one of the neigh- 
bors during the haying season received one shilling a day as 
wages. 

The statement of the father's gift to his daughter Elizabeth, at 
the time of her marriage, is of sufficient interest to print in full : 

Mv daughter Elizabeth hath received of her portion as is hereafter 

expresed, 
impiimis one featlier bed : 3 paire of sheets one Cou- 
erlid ; one paire of Curtaines and one 

bolster; pillowes and pillovvbeers . . 10-04-00 
it one dozen of table napkins table Cloathes 

and towels ...... 00-17-00 

it 3 Chaires a warming pan ; a smothinglron 

and a chest ...... oi-ii— 00 

it one brass pan ...... 00-12-00 

it more payed in money .... 02-10-00 

it a Cart and wheeles ..... 02-00-00 

Here too is another interesting memorandum of expenditures 
in January, 1693/4, written by Elder Blake himself: 

Layed out for my wives funerell 

II paire of gloues for men .... 0-16-6 

10 paire for woemen ..... 0-15-0 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 31 



7 paire for woemen ..... 0-14-0 

4 paire more ....... o-ii-o 

Spice & sugar & some other things ... o- 3-6 

for hats ........ 0-12-6 

for wine . . . . . . . . r- 6-S 

4-19-3 
More for gloues ...... 13-6 

the whole ..... 5-1 2-S 

Some of his references in this book to kinsmen are not quite 
clear, but a few are mentioned here as they may prove interesting 
to some genealogist : Cousin John Parker, of Reading (whose 
wife had a sister Elizabeth Weekes), Cousin Paine, Cousin Sarah 
Mather, Cousin Pierce, Uncle Capen, Cousin John Pecke of Men- 
don. Very likely some of these were connections of his second 
wife whose sons Enoch, John and Benjamin Hunt are named. 

But one of the most interesting pages is where he records the 
deaths of several members of the family, thus furnishing dates 
which do not appear upon the records of the town. A repro- 
duction of this is given, affording an excellent illustration of his 
penmanship. 

Three weeks after this last entry was made his own death 
occurred. 

Elder Blake and his wife were buried in the old cemetery in 
Dorchester, and the stones placed at their graves are still stand- 
ing in excellent condition. 




32 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children of James' and Elizabeth (Clap) Blake, all born in 
Dorchester : 

7, i. James,* b. Aug. 15, 1652; m. 1st, Hannah Macey, Feb. 6, 1681, 
and m. 2d, Ruth Bachellor, July 8, 1 (584. 

ii. John,* b. March IG IGoO/". Inherited property of his uncle 
John in Boston, but remained in Dorchester. Chosen deacon 
Jan. 5, but d. March 2, 1718, leaving four children and widow 

Hannah , whose surname has not been ascertained ; she 

m. Jan. 14, 1719/20, Hopestill Humphrey, and d. May 16, 1729 ; 
seven children : 

1. Maiy,* b. April 26, 1687; m. June 2, 1715, Joseph Pumry ; 

d. March 19, 1717/18. 

2. John,^ b. March 27, 1689 ; d. April 19, 1689. 

3. Samuel,* b. Sept. 26, 1691 ; d. April 29, 1715, at Barnstable. 

4. Hannah,'^ b. Sept. 8, 1 693 ; m. May 23, 1 723, Nathaniel Top- 

liff, and d. April 26, 1758 ; res. Dorchester. 

5. Elizabeth,'^ b. Feb. 21, 1695/6; m. May 8, 1723, Samuel 

Humphrey, and d. March 6, 1727; res. Dorchester. 

6. John,'' b. April 23, 1698; m. July 16, 1724, Abigail Preston, 

and d. Dec. 2, 1772 ; five children; res. Dorchester. 

7. Josiah* b. March 11, 1700; m. Dec. 5, 1724, Relief Plum- 

phrey, and d. Sept. 15, 1747; res. Dorchester; two child- 
ren : Son Ebenezer settled in Bristol, R. I., and son In- 
crease in Walpole, N. H., and subsequently in New York 
state, and descendants now in Wisconsin. 

iii. Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 3, 1658; m. Jeremiah Fuller, and d. June 5, 
1700. Son Jeremiah d. in Newton, 1703. 

iv. Jonathan,* b. July 12, 1660; d. Nov. 10, 1660. 

V. Sarah,* b. Feb. 28, 1 665 ; d. May 22, 1 666. 

vi. Joseph,* b. Aug. 27, 1667; m. Mehitable Bird, who d. April 15, 
1751. He d. Feb. 1, 1738/9; eleven children; res. Dorchester. 

1. Hopestill,* b. Jan. 11, 1690; m. May 6, 1718, Hannah Butt; 

d. Oct. 14, 1765 ; one son, Hopestill; res. Dorchester. 

2. Nnlhaniel,* b. Sept. 6, 1692; d. Nov. 2, 1692. 

3. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 5, 1693; m. June 13, 1723, William AVith- 

. ington, and d. Oct 9, 1 734 ; res. Dorchester. 

4. Mehitable,* b. March 23, 1696; m. Feb. 6, 1745, William 

Field, of Braintree ; res. Braintree. 

5. Joseph,* b. March 8, 1699; d. Jan. 21, 1750(?). 

6. Zipporah,* b. Jan. 8, 1701 ; m. Ist, Isaac Humphrey, Jr., and 

2d, Aug. 16, 1739, Richard Evans; she d. Feb. 10, 1780; 
res. Dorchester. 

7. RiUh,*h. Dec. 10, 1702; m. Dec. 1, 1726; John Maxfield, and 

d. Oct. 27, 1780; res. Dorchester. 

8. Ann,* b. March 3, 1705; m. March 11, 1725, Jonathan Pay- 

son; d. Sept. 15, 1784; res. Dorchester. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 33 

9. Jeremiah,^ b. March 13, 1706/7; m. June 18, 1741, Mary 
Stevens; d. Oct. 11, 1784; two or more children; (a Joel 
of Ilolden, Mass., was a son of Jeremiah, of Dorchester). 

10. Sarah,'^ b. July 14, 1709 ; m. Gillings. 

11. Ebenezer,^ b. Oct. 22, 1712; m. Dec. 29, 1736, Relief Lead- 

better; d. June 27, 1790; ten children; res. Dorchester. 



6 

Edward Blake'' {William^), probably the youngest son of 
William and Agnes (Band) Blake was doubtless born in England. 
Diligent search for a record of his baptism has been made through- 
out Somersetshire without success. He was chosen one of the 
"fence viewers" in Dorchester in 1656, which shows that he 
was then at least twenty-one years of age. His wife was Patience 
Pope, daughter of John and Jane Pope, of Dorchester, but the 
date of marriage as well as of her birth are not known. Dorches- 
ter church records state "24-4-83 Patience ye wife of Ed. 
Blake, owned ye covenant in ist church, through her husband a 
member at Melton." She died Aug. 11, 1690. He removed to 
Boston about the year 1657, as is shown by the Boston records. 

27 of 2d 1657. Edward Blake is Admitted an Inhabitant, & John 
Blake is heerby bound in the sum of twenty pound sterll. to save the 
town from any charge, either from the s'^ Edw'^ or his family. And 
this attested by his hand. John Blake. 

He was by trade a cooper, and in 1662 was chosen by the town 
a "culler of staves," the same year serving as a constable. In 

1668 John Sweate and Edward Blake were reported to the select- 
men as having " noe chimney in their Coops Shops," which was 
an infringement of the regulations of the town. Whether this 
resulted in his relinquishing the business does not appear, but in 

1669 he was among those " approved to sell beere & Kepe houses 
of publique entertainment," and again in 1670 "at the south end 
of the town." It is not known where he lived, but it may well be 
surmised that it was at or near his brother John's on the " waye 
to Rocksbury," our present Washington Street, near Avery Street, 
Originally a member of the Dorchester Church, he united with the 
Second Church in Boston, June 4, 1665, and was dismissed 21, 
2d month, 1678. 



34 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

In 1672 he was settled in Milton, where he and his brother 
William were among the founders of the church in 1678, and both 
served the town as well as the church. Rev. Peter Thacher's 
journal contains many references to them : 

June 28, 16S0 This morning Goodman Tucker, the two Blakes 
came to give me thanks for my labors and to request me 
to settle amongst them. 

September 11, Mr. Lawthrope came hither to see us. This morn- 
ing we came to the ministerial house. The two Blakes lodged there 
all night to secure the goods. 

In 1684 he sold "his now dwelling house" in Milton to Robert 
Badcock, but the estate known as the " Edward Blake home- 
stead " (last owned in the family by Ziba Blake) Vv'as on the north 
side of the Brush Hill Road, east of the house, of Dea. Nathan 
Tucker. His estate is said to have extended to the river as did 
most of the estates on the north side of this road. Of his nine 
children five were born in Boston and the remainder probably in 
Milton. The three eldest were named in the will of their grand- 
mother Jane Pope in 1662. He died Sept. 3, 1692, as shown by 
the record made by his brother John. 

His will was dated August 31, 1692, and the inventory of his 
•'^ CV 4-v^/^ jd estate, Nov. 3, 1692, showed valuation 

{JUVvtL/w>, '^^^e^ of £176-14-0. Bequests were made 
to his sons Jonathan and Solomon, 
and his five daughters Mary Pitcher, Sarah Talley, Jane Kilton, 
Susanna Wales and Abigail Blake. 

Children of Edward'' and Patience (Pope) Blake : 

i. Mary,^ b. ; m. Aug. 3, 1681, Nathaniel Pitcher, and we 

have no trace of either. 

ii. Sarah,^ b. ; m. Richard Talley, a baker, of Boston, b. 

about IGol ; she d. Aug. 5, 1()97, and he m. Jan. 27 following, 
Elizabeth Gross, who survived him, his death occurring Dec. 8, 
1717. Inventory of his estate £ 979.19.10. Four children : 

1. Sarah Talley* b. April 16, 1684; m. April 11, 1700, Joseph 

White. 

2. Richard Talley,* h. Dec. 21, 1685; d. before 1717. 

3. Abigail Talley } b. Jan. 18, 1687 ; d. before 1717. 

4. Mary Talley,* b. ; m. April 29, 1714, John Steel; 

four children. 

iii. Jane,* b. Sept. 29, 1658, in Boston; m. Kilton, and we 

cannot trace. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 35 

SusANNAH,Mi. July 20, 1661, in Boston; m. Aug. 30, 1688, in 
Milton, Nathaniel Wales. Dismissed to church at Windham, 
Conn., June 4, 1716. See N. E. H. Gen. Register, Vol. 1, p. 79. 
Four children : 

1. Susannah Wales* bap. March 6, 1691/2. 

2. Nathaniel Wales,* bap. May 27, 1 694. 

3. Ebenezer Wales,* bap. June 28, 1696. il.4:958J. 

4. Timothy Wales,* bap. June 19, 1698. 

Abigail,'' b. Nov. 10, 1663, in Boston ; m. Dec. 31. 1695, Obadiah 
Swift, b. Jan. 28, 1670. son of Obadiah and Rest (Atherton) 
Swift. He d. Jan. 20, 1747 ; five children : 

1. James Swift* b. Nov. 1, 1696; m. April 9, 1718, Silence 

Butt ; ten children. 

2. Sarah Swift,* bap. Oct. 16, 1698 ; m. June 23, 1737, Samuel 

Leeds. 

3. Susannah* Swift, b. July 14, 1701 ; m. May 22, 1722, Henry 

Newell. 

4. Jane Swift* h. Dec. 9, 1703 ; m. Dec. 7, 1727, James Young. 

5. Priscilla* Stviff, b. Oct. 3, 1706; m. March 30, 1732, Henry 

Leadbetter. 

Edward,** b. Oct. 16, 1667. Boston; d. Sept. 30, 1676. 

Mercy,^ b. March 26, 1670, Boston; d. . 

Jonathan,^ b. July 5, 1672, in Boston; bap. in Dorchester. "His 
father being formerly a member of this Church and after Joyned 
to ye Second church in Boston and now dwelling at Melton " ; 
m."Feb. 16, 169S/9, Elizabeth Candage. She of Brattle Street 
church, Boston, 1700, and he 1717, and four of their children 
baptized there. He lived on Hanover St., Boston ; removed to 
Wrentham, where he d. 1827. Ten children, and perhaps more, 
several dying in infancy : 

1. Charity,* bap. June 4, 1700; d. Wrentham, 1733, unmarried. 

2. Elizabeth,* b. ; m. Jan. 29, 1728/9, Thomas Daggett, 

of Attleboro ; six children. 

3. Jonathan,* b. in Boston 1707 (bap. Oct. 23, 1709?); m. April 

26, 1725 (so recorded!), in Boston, Mary Bennett; res. 
Boston and Norton ; three or more children. 

[There is confusion in dates of birth and baptism of Jon- 
atlian and his brother Ebenezer. It is reasonable to believe 
that Jonathan was born in 1707, and married at age of 18, 
instead of 15 years and 6 months as is implied by the re- 
cord. Assuming that the age of Ebenezer at death is cor- 
rectly recorded, the date of his birth would be Sept. 28, 
1709, — and it may be that he and not Jonathan was bap. 
Oct. 23, 1709.] 

4. Ebenezer,* b. Sept. 28, 1709; m. Dec. 11, 1729, Petronella 

Peck, of Attleboro. She d. Sept. 11, 1757, in Wrentham, 
and he is said to have m. Jan. 30, 1758, Elizabeth Cutler. 
He d. March 14, 1794, aged 84 years and 5 months. Eight 
children. 



36 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

5. Patience,'^ b. ; living in Wrentham, 1 73 1 . 

6. /ose;?^/ bap. June 15, 1712; m. in Hingham, Nov. 1, 1734, 

Sarah Souther, and 2(1, Mary Kent ; res. Hingham. 

7. Mary,^ bap. Oct. 31, 1714 ; d. in infancy. 

8. Edward," bap. April 27, 1718. 

9. John,'^ bap. July 17, 1720; m. Boston, April 14, 1742, Ann 

Richardson, who d. July 4, 1806. He of Boston and Wren- 
tham, d. in Boston, March, 1800, aged 80. Seven children. 
He was the ancestor of Rev. Charles M. Blake referred to 
in the preface. 
10. Mary,'^ b. about 1725; m. Sept. 18, 1746, Isaiah Hunt, of 
Rehoboth ; eleven children. See Hunt Genealogy. 

ix. Solomon,^ b. ; m. Aug. 24, 1704, Abigail Arnold (perhaps 

daughter of Barachiah and Abigail (Frary) Arnold). A cooper, 
res. on the northerly side of the Mill Creek, in Boston, d. 1741. 
Widow probably m. Barrett Dyer, 1744. Thirteen children, 
twelve of whom were baptized at the Second church, and nine 
of them d. in infancy : 

1. Solomon," b. Sept. 12, 1705 ; d. Feb. 20, 1705/6. 

2. Solomon* b. May 30, 1707; d. Oct. 31, 1707. 

3. Abigail," b. May 30, 1707; m. 1st, Holder; m. 2d, 

Nov. 26, 1741, John Cushing ; m. 3d, Ilarblue, and 

in 1770 she was a widow. 

4. Joseph," b. Aug. 10, 1709, a distiller, m. in Boston, Mary 

Welland, May 18, 1737. He d. in Boston, Sept. 17, 1745 ; 
5 children. F'or some of the descendants of Joseph, see 
"A Record of the Blakes of Somersetshire, Eng., &c." 

5. Elizabeth," b. July 16, 1711; m. Sept. 25, 1729, Skinner 

Russell. He d. June 2, 1752 ; one son, Solomon Russell. 

6. Hannah," b. June 17, 1713; d. March 6, 1713/4. 

7. Sarah," b. Dec. 30, 1714; bur. Aug. 17, 1716. 

8. Solomon, b. Sept. 1, 1716; bur. Sept. 22, 1718. 

9. Edward," b. Aug. 10, 1719; bur. April 2, 1720. 

10. Jonathan," b, June 2, 1721 ; probably d. in infancy. 

11. John," b. May 1, 1723 ; probably d. in infancy. 

12. William," b. March 26, 1724/5 ; m. Jan. 7, 1747, in Boston, 

Susannah Newell; d. 1755; one son, William. 

13. Hannah," b. Dec 4, 1728; probably d. in infancy. 



7 

James Blake^ {Jarnes^ Williajn^), son of James and Elizabeth 
(Clap) Blake, born in Dorchester, Aug. 15, 1652, married ist, 
Feb. 6, 168I, Hannah Macey, daughter of George and Susannah 
Macey, of Taunton, who died June i, 1683, aged 23 years. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY, 37 

He married 2d, July 8, 1684, Ruth Bachellor, who was born in ■ 
Hampton, N. H., May 9, 1662, daughter of Nathaniel and Deborah 
(Smith) Bachellor. She died in Dorchester, Jan. 11, 1752, aged 
90 years. 

There has long been a tradition in the family, that the first 
house upon Dorchester Neck (now South Boston) was erected by 
James Blake. An investigation made some years since brought 
to light evidence that Capt. James Foster had a dwelling there as 
early as 1676, but the Blake house was without doubt the second 
one on the peninsula. This was built by Elder James Blake for 
his son James, about the time of the latter's marriage with Hannah 
Macey, as above stated. The town records under date Nov. 14, 
168 1, show "14 (9) 81." "The same day it was granted to 
Deacon James Blake libertie for one and twentie hundred of 
Clabord," very likely for use on the new house. 

In the father's memorandum book previously referred to, are 
several items relating to this house. "23.11 '81 James began to 
work with William Ryall about his house, i6th day of Jan. '8[." 
And later, "5, i 'St, William Ryall brought in an account of 
the work that he hath done about James his house, which is in all 
81 1/2 days and due to him X 10.3.9." I" settlement of this bill 
Mr. Ryall received a portion in "Corne," "Cyder," wood, &c. 

It appears that Indians were also employed in the work about 
the house. " To the Indians for diging of a Seler 5s in money and 
3 pecks meal 2.7" — "To the Indians for shindell bolts 10 shil- 
lings." And finally the father records " we haveing taken an 
account of what James hath received of me since his maring and 
what I have layed out for him for building and otherwise the 
whole that he hath received is 29.00.00." 



38 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

This house was situated at the extreme easterly end of the 
Neck, very near the present southeasterly corner of Broadway 
and P Street, and was probably the only house on the Neck with 
the exception of Mr. Foster's, more than a mile distant. Although 
isolated from the settlement at Dorchester it was a delightful 
location for a house, with nothing to obstruct a view of the har- 
bor and settlements in various directions. The road or cart path 
called the "Way to the Castle" was the only public road from 
Dorchester, and was used principally in transporting supplies to 
the soldiers at Castle William, now known as Fort Independence. 
And over this same road Deacon Blake went "to mill and to 
meeting." The writer has often heard a great-great-granddaugh- 
ter cf the Deacon speak of walking and riding from the Point 
over this road to Meeting House Hill on Sundays — not infre- 
quently being hindered in passing over the " Causeway " (now 
Boston Street) by the high tides flooding the roadway to the 
depth of several feet, a condition of things which the present 
generation can with difBculty comprehend. 

The proximity of the house to the Castle made it in some 
respects a "house of entertainment," and in later years we find 
in old manuscripts, hints of Officers visiting the F'ort, stopping 
here for refreshment for themselves and their horses, and accounts 
with the Commander of the Fort for services and daily supplies 
are numerous. 

It is probable that before many years had passed, the house 
was supplemented by a new one, as Mr. Blake by his will (not 
recorded), dated Aug. 8, 1721, bequeathed to his son James " My 
new dwelling house, and barn, and orchard, and all my land lying 
about my house on both sides of the way leading to the Castle, being 
44 acres or thereabouts." This neiu house was almost entirely 
destroyed by the British troops on the 13th of February, 1776, at 
which time they made a raid on the Neck, setting fire to six or 
seven houses which comprised all in the place. Soon after the 
Revolution another house was built near the spot and remained 
there until 1835, when it was removed by Mr. Samuel Blake and 
a larger house erected, which is now standing. This estate passed 
out of the Blake family in 1866. 

A portion of the house on the northerly corner of Broadway 
and P Street, owned by Mr. Francis E. Park, is supposed to be 
that which was saved from destruction in 1776. 








Wh^ -vi^, ^ 




BLAKE GENEALOGY. 39 

Mr. Blake's attention was given to farming, although he was 
occasionally elected for some town service. He was Deacon of 
the church 23 years, refusing, however, to serve as elder, although 
chosen to that ofifice. His 
last years were years of suf- v-i (LQJYfX^r^ 
fering, and he died Oct. 22, )// 
1732, at the age of 80. '^ 

No inventory of his estate is known to exist, but his property 
was divided between his sons James and Increase. 

Among a few old manuscripts preserved is a bill for gloves, 
fans, etc., furnished for the funeral of Deacon Blake, following the 
custom of the time : 

The Estate of Mr. Jam** Blake Dec'^^ ) 
Bought of Ezekiel Lewis j 

doves 



girdles 9/ 



c; Doz 


. mens & w*' wt ; 


^It 


bla : Taffity . " 


2 f^^ 


bla : Lutestring 


9f t' 


Alamode 


4 bla 


: paper fanns . 


2 f^^ 


territt 1/6, 3 bh 


\% oz. 


bla: Silk 



Supra Cr. 
j3y 13 p" wt gloves Retui 



Nov 27. 2 y'^** Wid Crape 
Rec'* the Contents 



Boston Oct 


23'' 173- 


@ 60 £ 


15- 0-0 


@ 20 


2- 5-0 


@ 14/6 
@ 9 
@ 4 

^1 


I- 9-0 

4- 7-9 

0-16-0 

10-6 

10-6 




24-1 S-9 


® 5/ ^ 


3- 5-0 


@ 10/ 


21-13-9 
I- 0-0 



22-13-9 

p. EzE. Lewis. 

Two other bills of the same date, amounting to over X43. for 
crape, siprus, handkerchiefs, hat-band crape, silk, qually binding, 
etc., indicate that the requirements of the family for mourning 
apparel did not greatly differ from those of modern times. 

The stone set by his grave in the old cemetery in Dorchester 
bears the following inscription : 

Here l\es Buried y*^ Body of Mr. James Blake, who 

departed this Life, Oct. 22, 1732, Aged 

80 years, & 2 months. 

He was a member in full Communion with y'' Church 

of Christ in Dorchester aboue 55 years, and a 

Deacon of y^ same Church aboue 

23 years. 



40 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Seven years strong Pain doth end at last, 
His weary Days & Nights are past ; 
The way is Rough, }*^ End is peace ; 
Short Pain giues place to endless Ease. 

Children of James^ and Ruth (Bachellor) Blake, all born in 
Dorchester : 

i. Hannah," b. Sept. 16, 1685; d. Oct. 2, 1686. 

ii. James,'' b. April 29, 1 688 ; m. AVait Simpson, dau. of Jonathan 
and Wayte (Clap) Simpson, b. in Charlestown 30. (1) 1685, 
(1. in Dorchester, May "I'l^ 1 753. Mr. Blake devoted the greater 
part of his life to the public service, and was held in the highest 
esteem by his townsmen and by others, for he was very widely 
known. He served as town clerk for twenty-four years, and 
at various times in every other important office in the gift of 
the town. His records alone, covering more than one thousand 
pages, gives some evidence of his labors and attest his care and 
faithfulness. His skill as a surveyor was recognized by the 
highest authority and his plans are models of neatness and accu- 
racy. As executor, administrator, guardian, and legal advisor, 
his name appears with great frequency in the public records of 
the town and county. 

He is perhaps best known as the author of •' Blake's Annals " 
of Dorchester, a book of great historical value, the original of 
which is deposited with the New-England Historic Genealogical 
Society. 

He died after a full life of usefulness Dec. 4, 1750, at his house 
on Dorchester Neck. 

Of his seven children four only lived to maturity. 

Children of James and Wait (Simpson) Blake: 

1. Samuel,^ b, Sept. 6, 1715; m. June 5, 1740, Patience White, 

dau. of Edward and Patience, who d. Dec. 19, 1786. Pie 
d. May 1, 1754. They lived in the old house on the Neck, 
where their nine children were born ; of these, five were 
married and had families : Edward, Patience, Jonathan, 
Thomas and Sarah. For a full account of their descendants 
see the " Blake Familv," pubhshed by Samuel Blake in 
1857. 

2. James,^ b. Oct. 15, 1716; m. May 1, 1739, Mary Pinson, dau. 

of William and Sarah (Dows), b. March 7, 1719, d. June 
18,1801. He d.Jan. 5, 1803. Three children : James, b. 
Feb. 15, 1740, m. 1st Elizabeth McDaniel, 2d Lydia Dana 
(from whom is descended Francis E. Blake, the compiler 
of this volume); AVilliam, b. Oct. 10, 1741, m. Rachel 
Glover; and Henry, b. July 1, 1744. 

3. Wai't,^ b. Feb. 26, 1717/18; m. Nov. 13, 1743, Roger 

McKnight, and d. July 10, 1787. He d. April, 1771. Five 
children : John, Elizabeth, Wait, P^lizabetli and Andrew. 

4. Eutfi,^ b. Sept 16, 1721 ; m. Dec. 9, 1745, John Spur, and d. 

Feb. 12, 1753. He d. Jan. 18, 1781. Three children: 
Samuel, John and Robert. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 4I 

8. iii. Increase,^ b. June 8, 1G99; m. July 23, 1724, in Boston, Anne 
Gray. 



William Blake, baptized at Pitminster, England, July lo, 1594. 

Married there September 23, 161 7, Agnes Band. 

Came to America, about 1636, with their five children 

John, Anne, William, James, Edward. 

Settled in Dorchester. 

Of these children 

James Blake, baptized at Pitminster, England, April 27, 1624. 

Married in Dorchester, New England, 165 i, Elizabeth Clap. 
Six children, James, John, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Samuel, Joseph. 

The eldest of these 

James Blake, born at Dorchester, August 15, 1652. 
Married there July 8, 1684, Ruth Bachellor. 
Three children, Plannah, James, Increase. 

The youngest child 

Increase Blake, born at Dorchester, June 8, 1699. 

Married in Boston July 23, 1724, Anne Gray, 

They resided in Boston, and an account of their descendants 

is given in the pages following. 



INCREASE BLAKE. 



8 

Increase^ Blake {Jajues,^ Jaines,'^ William^), son of James 
and Ruth (Bachellor) Blake, born at Dorchester, June 8, 1699, 
probably in the house at Dorchester Neck (now South Boston), 
which Elder James Blake^ built in 1680 for his son James. ^ 

Married in Boston, July 23, 1724, Anne Gray, daughter of 
Edward and Susanna (Harrison) Gray, who was born in Boston, 
March 16, 1704/5. and died there June 20, 1751. 

Mr. Gray was a rope maker, carrying on the business in the 
neighorhood of Purchase or Pearl Street. He accumulated a large 
property. One of his sons, Harrison Gray, was prominent in 
public life and treasurer of the Province. Another, Rev. Ellis 
Gray, was pastor of the Second Church, and these names, Ellis 
Gray and Harrison Gray, have been retained among the descend- 
ants of their sister Anne (Gray) Blake to the present generation. 

Valuable bequests to the children of Mrs. Blake were left by 
her father Edward Gray in 1757, by her brother Thomas in 1774, 
and by her brother John in 1787, a practical evidence of the 
esteem in which she was held. 

Mr. Blake shared with his only brother James, the Annalist 
and noted surveyor of Dorchester, in his father's estate in 1732, 
but soon after sold all his portion of the real estate. He resided 
in Boston (where all his sixteen children were born), probably in 
the vicinity of Milk and Batterymarch Streets. He was a "tin- 
plate worker," which business appears to have been followed by 
several of his sons and grandsons. 

He did not appear in public life as much as did his brother or 
his father before him. In 1740 he was an innholder on Merchants 
Row, and from 1734 to 1748 was appointed sealer of weights and 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 43 

measures, an office appropriately connected with his trade. In 
1737 he leased of the Town of Boston one of the shops at the 
Town Dock, at an annual rental of £^o, of which lease in 1744 
he requested a renewal. 

The house which he occupied in the neighborhood of Milk and 
Batterymarch Streets was destroyed in the great fire of March, 
1760, and among others who also suffered at that time were his son 
Capt, Edward, his son-in-law Caleb Prince, and Benjamin Hal- 
lowell, Esq., father of Capt. Edward's wife. 

No record of his death has been found, but a descendant gives 
the year 1770 as the date, which is probably approximately cor- 
rect, but it is difficult to verify the tradition that "fourteen children 
followed him to his grave." Of tliis large family of children, one 
died in infancy, and twelve were married. From probate records 
in connection with payment of the legacy from their uncle Thomas 
Gray, it appears probable that only seven children or their repre- 
sentatives were living in October, 1774. Of those not named 
in the distribution of this legacy, Nathaniel and John we know 
were deceased. Thomas does not appear on record after 1757, and 
it is supposed he died at an early age. Of Ann nothing is found 
after her marriage in 1746, and it is not certain that William was 
living after 1774. It is stated that Mr. Blake was buried in tomb 
No. 74, Granary burying ground.* 

Children of Increase'* and Anne (Gray) Blake, all born in 

Boston : 

i. Ann,s b. May 8, 1725; m. Nov. 6, 1746, by Rev. Ellis Gray, 
Thomas Andrews. He was a housewright ; d. in Boston. June 
2, 1752, aged 35. (Granary burying-ground inscription.) In 
his will his wife and friend Thomas Gray are named, but no 
children. Inventory, £104-12-7. No record of her death. 

9, ii. Increase,^ b. Oct. 28, 172G; m. 1st, April 18, 1754, Ann 
Crafts ; and m. 2d, Dec. 7, 17G2, Elizabeth Bridge. 

10. iii. Edward,* b. July i), 1728 ; m. Oct. 24, 1751, Rebecca Ilal- 
lowell. 
iv. James,'' b. March 20, 1730; living 1774, and in 1812 his name 
and his brother Harrison's appear as heirs of his mother's 
estate, which may indicate that the family had some reason 
to believe them to be then living. 

* Tomb No. 74, in the Granary burying ground, was one of thirteen on the nortlicrly 
side built about 1736, and by a vote of the Selectmen of Boston, March 23, 1736-7, it 
■was assigned to Edward Gray. For many years it has been called the Gray and Hhike 
tomb. From a letter written in 1821, by "Mrs. Ann (Blake) Oliver to a son of William 
Gray, it appears that all descendants of Edward Gray and Increase Blake had the right 
of burial in this tomb, but it is evident that in later years the care of it was assumed by 
the Blakes. The records indicate a very large number of burials there. 



14. 


xi. 


15. 


xii. 




xiii. 


IC. 


xiv. 




XV. 



44 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

V. Harkisox,^ b. Sept. 10, 1731 ; living 1774, see note preceding-. ' 

11. vi. William,^ h. Sept. 14, 1732; m. in Boston, March 2G, 177U, 

Dorcas Ward. 

12. vii. Hannah,® b. Sept. 9, 1733; m. 1752, Col. Thomas Dawes- 

13. viii. Susannah,® b. Oct. 14, 1734; m. 1755, Capt. Caleb Prince. 

ix. John,® b. .June 22, 173G; m. in Boston, Nov. 28, 1757 (Church 
record Nov. 21), Anne Clarage. He was '■'a tin plate worker 
or mariner." 13y his will, dated Aug. 2, 1757 (a few months 
before his marriage), he left all of his estate to his brother 
Increase and sisters Susanna Prince, Mary Blake, and Sarah 
Blake. Will probated June 30, 1758. No inventory on record, 
and no mention of wife or children. 

X. Thomas,® b. Jan. 14, 1737/8; living in 1757, but probably not 

in 1774. 
Bkn.tamin,® b. May 9, 1739 ; m. Aug. 17, 1763, P^lizabeth 

Harris. 

JosicPH,® b. July 5, 1740 ; m. Dec. 3, 1761, Sarah Dawes. 

Nathaniel,® b. Sept. 28, 1741 ; d. Oct. 15, 1741. 

Ellis Gray,® b. Sept. 9, 1713; m. Aug. 23, 1778, Jane Cook. 

Mary,® b. Aug. 17, 1745; m. March 1, 1770, in Boston, Simon 
Whipple. They had three children, but further record of the 
family does not appear. Children : 

1. iMartha Whipple,'^ b. Aug. 26, 1770. 

2. Joseph Whipple,'^]}. Sept. 12, 1771. 

3. Jo/m Gray Whipple,'^ b. . 

Sarah,® b. Aug. 18, 1746 ; m. Josiah Bachelder, of Chelsea. In 

a letter written by INIrs. Ann Oliver in 1821, the burial of 
" Aunt Bachelder " and her daughter at a date later than 
1813, is mentioned, but we find no record of the family in 
Boston or Chelsea. 



9 

Inxrease® Blake, Jr. {Increase,'^ James,^ James;- Wiiliavi'^), 
son of Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, Oct. 28, 
1726, married there April 18, 1754, Anne Crafts, daughter of 
Thomas and Anne (White) Crafts, who was born in Boston, Jan. 
10, 1734, and died March 21, 1762, aged 28. A few years since 
a o-rave-stone, inscribed with her name and date of death, was 
found on Boston Common. 

He married second, Dec. 7, 1762, Elizabeth Bridge (perhaps 
daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Bridge, of Boston), born 1731. 
She died of small pox in Worcester, Nov. 22, 1792, aged 61, and 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 45 

was buried in a pasture in the northern part of the city, near 
what is now Nelson place. An obituary notice in the Columbian 
Centiiiel, December, 1792, refers to her as "one of the noblest 
women earth was ever blessed with. A living Christian." 

Mr. Blake was a "tinplate worker " in Boston, having a shop on 
King Street (now State Street), in the neighborhood of the present 
Old State House. He is said to have supplied the provincial troops 
with canteens, cartridge boxes, and other articles in his line, but 
refusing to make them for the royal troops was driven out of town. 
His wife was equally loyal to the American cause, and a number of 
traditions indicative of her courage and devotion are cherished by 
her descendants. Among the statements is this, that one day 
when sitting in front of her door reading from her Bible, a British 
soldier passing, asked her what she was reading. She replied, 
"the story of the cross," upon which he answered that he would 
fix her Bible so she would always remember the cross, and with 
his sword he cut a cross deeply through many leaves of the book. 

Another version states that the book was open at the 5th chap- 
ter of Judith and, as the soldier drew his sword across it, he 
exclaimed: "There, I have crossed out my account." Which- 
ever may be the correct story, the Bible itself is in possession 
of one of the descendants, Mrs. E. A. Knowlton, of Rochester, 
Minn., and a photograph of it appears herewith. 

When forced to leave Boston, just after the battle of Bunker 
Hill, he removed with his wife and seven children to Worcester, 
sacrificing nearly all of his property in Boston. 

In Worcester he continued his trade, having a shop near the 
present Lincoln Square. In 1780 and for a number of years he 
was jailer of the town, or as the public notices of the day had it, 
" Gaoler." He died in Worcester, Feb. 28, 1795. 

His estate, inventoried at £42. 8. 6, proved to be insolvent, the 
claims against the estate being $9L49, while the net assets were 
only II shillings 6 1/2 pence, — one dollar and ninety-two cents — 
to be divided among the creditors ! Driven from Boston by the 
royal troops, business and property sacrificed because of his 
loyalty to the cause of American liberty ! 

His son-in-law Samuel Case administered upon the estate. The 
name of James Bridge, probably a relative of his wife, appears 
in connection with the administration. 

Twelve of his children were born in Boston, and one (the thir- 
teenth) child in Worcester. 



46 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children by first marriage : 

i. Anni.:,« h. Aug. 9, 1755; d. Dec. 6, 1760 (family record). 

ii. Thomas,® b. Dec. 20, 1756; d. March 1, 17 — , in infancy. 

lii. AViLLiAM,^ b. March 12, 1758; d. Sept. 7. 17o9. 

iv. Elizabkth,® b. ; d. IMarch 7, 1760? Thomas Crafts, 

by his Avill 1785, left a bequest to James and Elizabeth, children 
of his daughter Anne deceased, which certainly indicates that 
Elizabeth was living, but the family records give the death as 
above. 

V. James,® b. ; d. Jan. 22, 1762. 

17. vi. Jamks,^ b. Jan. 29, 1762; m. July 14, 1784, Rebecea Cunning- 

ham. 

Children by second marriage : 

18. vii. Mary,® b. Nov. 5, 1763; m. Sept. 15, 1797, Andrew Tufts. 

19. viii. Persis,® b. March 31, 1765 ; m. Dec. 8, 1790, Samuel Case. 

20. ix. Thomas Dawes,® b. Oct. 23, 1768; m. Jan. 3, 1802, Martha 

Norton. 

X. Ebenezer,® b. May 31, 1771 ; supposed to have lieen lost at sea. 
xi. Sarah,® b. Nov. 25, 1772; living 1795. 

21. xii. Susanna,® b. April 4, 1774; m. Aug. 3, 1800, George Anson 

Howes. 

xiii. Dorothy,® b. June 15, 1781, in Worcester, and nothing more is 
known of her. 

10 

Edward^ Blake {Increase,* James,^ James^ Williayn^), son of 
Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, July 9, 1728, 
married there Oct. 24, 1751, Rebecca Hallovvell, daughter of 
William and Mary Hallovvell, baptized in Boston March 14, 
1 730-1, died in Boston, July 27, 182T, aged 90, She w^as of the 
Hallowell family prominent in Boston previous to the Revolution. 
Her uncle Benjamin was a successful business man, and her bro- 
ther William owned and resided in the building, later known as 
the " Sun Tavern," on Batterymarch Street. Robert Hallowell 
Gardiner, for whom the town of Gardiner, Maine, was named, 
was of this family. 

Mr. Blake was in His Majesty's service at Crown Point, Louis- 
burg, and elsewhere, was commissioned March 31, 1759, by Gov. 
Pownell as captain in Col. Jonas Bagley's regiment, and it is 
stated that he also served in the Revolutionary army. The Rolls 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 47 

show a Capt. Edward and a Capt. Edward, Jr. And it is probable 
that both father and son were in the service, but it is difficult to 
determine the particular service of each. 

Captain Blake is said to have died in 1792, and to have been 
buried in tomb No. 74, Granary burying-ground, but no record of 
his death is found. The house in which the widow lived was 
burned in 1794, and many family papers destroyed. 

Children, all born in Boston : 

22. i. Edward,^ bapt. Feb. 11, 1753; m. (published Jan. 21), 1779, 

Dorcas Smallpiece. 

23. ii. Thomas,^ bapt. Jau. 26, 1755; m. Aug. 5, 1787, Susanna 

Stimpson. 

iii. Rebecca,® bapt. Sept. 18, 1757. 

iv. JoHN,^ b. , 1759 ; went to England when about 15 years 

of age, and there remained until his death in 1843. 

V. Mary,« b. , 1764; d. , 1784. 

11 

William^ Blake {lucirase,'^ James,^ James' Williavi^), son of 
Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, Sept. 14, 1732 ; 
married in Boston, March 26, 1770, Dorcas Ward. He was called 
" Captain," and perhaps lived a while at Hingham, where one child 
died in 1775. The records of the New South Church, Boston, show 
a Dorcas who owned the covenant July 17, 1774, and the baptism 
of two children that year. Nothing more is known of either of 
them, but the Boston Directory, 1 796-1 803, gives a Dorcas Blake 
as living in Cow Lane or High Street. 

The Columbian Centinel, November, 1808, reports the death of 
a William Blake : " First Officer of Ship Belle Savage of Boston, 
died at sea." This may refer to the above Capt. William, but it 
is more probable that he died some years earlier, as his name does 
not appear with his brother's and sister's in connection with 
bequests of their uncles Thomas and John Gray, and the children 
were baptized as of Dorcas Blake. A Dorcas died Nov. 16, 1837, 
aged ^},, and was buried in tomb No. 74, Granary burying-ground, 
thus being identified as one of the family of Increase Blake. 

Children : 

i. Henry,^ bapt. in Boston, Aug. 28, 1774. 

ii. Lydia,'' bapt. in Boston; d. July 28, 1775, in Hingham. 



48 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

12 

Hannah* Blake {Increase,'^ James,^ James,"- Williani^), daugh- 
ter of Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, Sept. 9, 
1733 ; died Nov. 10, 181 5 ; married (published July i, 1752) Col. 
Thomas Dawes, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Underwood) Dawes, 
who was born Aug. 5, 1731, died in Boston, Jan. 2, 1809. Portraits 
of Mrs. Dawes and her husband appear in the '' Dawes Genealogy." 
He was well known as a builder and architect, and was also promi- 
nent in military and political life. He was a conspicuous patriot 
during Revolutionary days, and his house in Purchase Street was 
sacked by British soldiers. 

See Dazocs Genealogy, for other records of this prominent 
family. 

Children : 

i. Sarah Dawes,'' b. ; said to have m. a Batclielder. 

ii. Anne Dawes,^ b. May 19, 1753; d. March 4, 1812; m. April 
4, 1771, Capt. Joseph Peirce, of Boston; thirteen children. 
He d. Jan. 1, 1828. For interesting account of Capt. Peirce, 
and his " beautiful daughters," see tlie Peirce Family Record, 
by E. W. West. 

iii. Hannah Dawes, ^ b. July 8, 1754; d. in infancy. 

iv. Thomas Dawes,^ b. July 12, 1756; d. in infancy. 

V. Elizabeth Daaves,'' b. July 12, 1756; m. Capt. Nehemiah 
Somes. Two children : Thomas and Nehemiah. 

vi. Thomas Dawes, ^ b. July 8, 1757; m. Oct. 4, 1781, Margaret 
Greenleaf. Judge of supreme and probate courts. He d. July 
21, 1821. Sixteen children. A cane, said to have been pre- 
sented by General Washington to Judge Dawes, and given by 
the latter to his cousin James Blake, is now in possession of 
Miss Vernie M. Blake, of Albion, Nebraska. 

vii. Hannah Dawes,*' bapt. July 15, 1758; m. Whipple. 

13 

Susannah^ Blake {Increase,'' Janies,^ Janics^ WillianP-), daugh- 
ter of Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, Oct. 14, 
1734; married there (published Sept. 25, 1755) Capt. Caleb 
Prince, who was born Feb. 6, 173 1. He was a mariner, and died 
in 1763. His estate was probated May 13, 1763, at which time 
the widow was living and also a son and daughter. The widow 
married a Davis, unless it was the daughter Susanna, who as 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 49 

Susanna Davis is named as entitled to a portion of legacy of 
Thomas Gray. 

Children, born in Boston : 

i. Caleb Prince,^ bapt. June 26, 1757; living in 1763. 
ii. Susannah Prince,*^ bapt. Sept. 24, 1758 ; d. in infancy, 
iii. Susannah Prince," bapt. Feb. 3, 1760; living in 1768. 

14 

Benjamin^ Blake {Increase,^ James,^ James,"- William^), son of 
Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, May 9, 1739, 
there married Aug. 17, 1763, Elizabeth Harris, who is said to 
have been born in Boston, February, 1736, and died there Sept. 
17, 1813, aged 'j'j (funeral from Edward Oliver's house). 

I fail to find any further mention of Mr. Blake (unless he was 
the "retailer" in Boston, 1796) until his death Oct. 12, 1809, at 
the age of 70. 
Children : 

i. Ann," b. April 12, 1764; m. Sept. 30, 1787, at Boston, Edward 

Oliver, son of Edward Brattle and Esther (Parkman) Oliver, 

who d. Feb. 24, 1830. She d. Oct. 17, 1839. One son : 

1. Henry J. Oliver,'' b. July 27, 1788 ; m. Oct. 28, 1810, Sarah 

Holmes Barnes ; res. Boston and Roxbury ; d. Sept. 5, 

1847. (See The Brattle- Oliver Family, pp. 65-67.) 

24. ii. Increase,' b. July 3, 1765 ; m. Mary Jenkins. 

iii. Elizabeth," b. July 3, 1765 ; d. Oct. 3, 1765. 

iv. Elizabeth," b. July 10, 1766; m. Aug. 6, 1789, Capt. William 
Williams, and d. March, 1801. By his nuncupative will, dated 
at Calcutta. Nov. 30, 1808, on board Liverpool packet Canton, 
" where I am sick and low," be devised most of his property 
to the poor of the Methodist Church of Boston. 

25. V. Ellis Gray," b. May 10, 1768 ; m. Mary Taylor. 

26. vi. Nathaniel," b. April 2, 1770 ; m. Feb. 25, 1794, Lucy Parker, 
vii. Ebenezer," b. June 24, 1772 ; d. Feb. 2, 1773. 

viii. Ebenezer," b. Oct. 22, 1773 ; d. August, 1776. 

15 

Joseph^ Blake {Increase,'^ James,^ Janies^ William^), son of 
Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, July 5, 1740, 
married there Dec. 3, 1761, Sarah Dawes, who was born in Bos- 
ton, Jan. 25, 1737, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Underwood) 



50 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Dawes, who died February, 1774, aged 38. Mr. Blake was a 
mason, and lived on Middle Street, Boston. His wife's father, 
by will, gave to him the use for life of the " old house and land 
on Middle St." which after his death was to go to his daughter 
Hannah Wiswall and her heirs. He died Sept. 14, 1817, aged 'jy, 
leaving a will dated September 2, in which he named his daughter 
Hannah, and granddaughters Hannah Loring and Sarah Wiswall. 
Inventory of estate, ^4000. Henry Jackson Oliver, executor. 
Children : 

i, Sarah,*' b. ; m. June 13, 1799, in Boston, Matthew 

Loring, and had one child : 

1. Hannah B. Loring,'' m. Theodore Abbott. (Loring Gene- 
alogy in manuscript.) 

ii. Hannah,*' b. ; m. , Oliver Wiswall. They lived 

in Boston, and had one child who, in 1819, was the only sur- 
viving heir of Oliver. 

1. Sarah Blake Wiswall,'' b. June, 1802 ; m. June 23, 1818, 



16 

Ellis Gray^ Blake {Increase,'^ Jai7ies,^ JameSy^ William^), son of 
Increase and Anne (Gray) Blake, born in Boston, Sept. 9, 1743. 
A "tin plate worker," went to Worcester, probably about the 
same time as his brother Increase, and there married Aug. 23, 
1778, Jane Cook, perhaps the daughter of Enoch and Lucy (Rice) 
Cook, born in Worcester, April 8, 1759 He died December, 
1793, leaving a very small estate, .£13. 2. 10, which was given 
by the court to the widow for her support, but no children are 
named. 

The accounts of the administration of Thomas Gray's estate in 
1812, indicate that heirs of this Ellis G. Blake were thought to be 
living, but they had not appeared as late as 1838, to claim a small 
balance due, and all attempts to trace the children named below 
have failed. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 
i. William,^ b. Sept. 16, 1778. 
ii. Ellis,« b. Oct. 2, 1780. 
iii. Harrison,^ b. Aug. 18, 1782. 
iv. Samuel," b. Sept. 25, 1786. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 5 ^ 

17 

James" Blake {Increase,^ Increase,^ Janies,^ Janies,^ William^), 
son of Increase and Ann (Crafts) Blake, born in Boston, Jan. 29, 
1762, married in Holden, Mass., July 14, 1784, Rebecca Cunning- 
ham, perhaps a daughter of David and Eleanor Cunningham, born 
in Worcester, Dec. 20, 1760. She died in Marlboro', Vt., April 

II, 1835- 

It is stated, that in 1770, when the tea was thrown overboard 
in Boston Harbor, he, thinking it might be the last chance his 
mother would have to secure some good tea, put on his father's 
coarse shoes, and scuffing about on the decks of one of the tea 
ships in the wasted tea from the broken chests, till his shoes were 
full, ran home and emptied them into his mother's tea can, return- 
ing for more till he secured her supplies for the coming tea fam- 
ine. He is also said to have served in the army, but this statement 
has not been verified by records. 

He worked with his father as a tinsmith, and during the war 
made canteens and cartridge boxes for the army. He doubtless 
went to Worcester with his father when the latter was forced to 
leave Boston. In 1791 he was of Lunenburg, Mass., as appears by 
a recorded deed ; and in 1793, according to the statement of one 
of the family, was residing in Shirley. In 1795, he was of Keene, 
N. H., later of Winchester, N. H., and Newfane, Vt, from whence 
he went to Marlboro', Vt., where he carried on his trade, as tin- 
smith, until his death July 3, 1839, at the age of "JJ. 

In 1824, he wrote to his brother. Dr. Thomas D. : ''Parents 
were never blessed with better children than we have." 

Children : 

i. William,^ b. Jan. 3, 1785, in Worcester; d. Jan. 28, 1785. 

27. ii. James,^ b. Feb. 18, 178G, in Worcester; m. Fisher. 

iii. Thomas Dawes,'' b. Dec. 4, 1787, in Worcester ; d. Jan. 25, 
1788. 

28, iv. Harrison Gray,^ b. Nov. 14, 1788 ; m. Ist, at Marlboro', Vt., 

May 17, 1812, Lucy GoodeU ; m. 2d, Aug. 3, 1823, Sibyl 
Williams. 

29f V. Betsey (or Elizabeth) Bridge,'' b. (Lunenburg?) March 21, 
1791 ; m. Sept. 25, 1815, Samuel Hill. 

30. vi. Sally,^ b. (Shirley, Mass.?), April 9, 1793; m. Dec. 4, 1816, 
Nathaniel McCuUoch. 



52 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

31. vii. Thomas Dawes,'' b. Feb. 28, 1795, in Keene, N. H. ; m. Nov. 

18, 1827, Percis Hardy Fish. 

viii. Otis.'' b. April 27, 1797, in Winchester, N. H. ; lived with his 
father, and d. in Marlboro', Vt., Aug. 15, 1847; unmarried. 

32. ix. George W.,'' b. Jan. 4, 1801, in Newfane, Vt. ; m. Dec. 21, 

1828, Susan Adams. 

33. X, Benoni W.,'' b. Nov. 18, 1808, in Marlboro', Vt. ; m. Oct. 9, 

1836, Marilla Dunldee. 

18 

Mary* Blake {Increase,^ Increase,"^ Javies,^ Javics,"^ William^), 
daughter of Increase and Elizabeth (Bridge) Blake, born in Boston, 
Nov. 5, 1763; married in Worcester, Sept. 15, 1797, Andrew 
Tufts. Diligent search for subsequent records of the family has 
been fruitless. 

Children, born in Worcester : 

1. Hanxaii Tufts,'' b. Dec. 1, 1797. 
ii. Andrew Williams Tufts,'' b. May 27, 1799. 
iii. Lucy Williams Tufts,'' b. Aug. 22, 1800. 

19 

Persis'' Blake {Increase,^ Increase,'^ James,^ James,^ William^), 
daughter of Increase and Elizabeth (Bridge) Blake, born in Bos- 
ton, March 31, 1765 ; married in Worcester, Dec. 8, 1790, Samuel 
Case, of Sutton, probably son of Amos and Mary Case, born in 
Sutton, Aug. 29, 1763. Family not traced. 
Children, born in Worcester : 

i. Dolly Blake Case,'' bapt. Aug. 21, 1791. 
ii. LuciNDA Case,'' bapt. Nov. 4, 1792. 

20 

Dr. Thomas Dawes* Blake {Increase,^ Increase,'' Janies,^ James,'^ 
William^), son of Increase and Elizabeth (Bridge) Blake, born in 
Boston, Oct. 23, 1768; married Jan. 3, 1802, Martha Norton, 
daughter of Cornelius and Lydia (Claghorn) Norton, of Vineyard 
Haven, Mass., who was born there May i, 1786, and died Sept. 
30, 1873, in Farmington, Me. Mr. Blake spent his early days in 
Worcester, and attended Dr. Payson's celebrated school, "from 
which he graduated with the highest honors of his class." He 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 53 

practised as a physician a short time in Petersham, (Mass. ?), and 
in 1799 settled at Farmington Falls, Me. He is said to have 
been a ripe scholar, and "possessed those strong virtues acquired 
during the troublous times in which his early life was spent." 
(History of Farmington, Me.) Dr. Blake died in Farmington, 
Nov. 20, 1849. 

Children, all born in Farmington : 

i. Cordelia,^ b. April 19, 1804; d. May 24, 1808. 

34. ii. Adeline,^ b. Sept. 16, 1806; m. April 9, 1835, John F. AV. 

Gould. 

iii. Martha,^ b. Nov. 12, 1808; m. April 27, 1828, David C. 
Morrill, son of David and Lucinda (Woods) Morrill, who was 
b. Dec. 4, 1804, andd. June 12, 1877. She d. Jan. 22, 1895 ; 
res. Farmington, Me. No children. 

35. iv. Thomas Dawes,^ b. Feb. 4, 1811 ; m. May 13, 1841, Hannah 

D. Norton. 

36. V. Increase,^ b. Dec. 8, 1812; m. Sept. 26, 1844, Sarai Farns- 

worth. 

vi. Cornelius N.,^ b. Feb. 8, 1815 ; d. Aug. 29, 1827. 

37. vii. Ebenezer Norton,^ b. July 30, 1817; m. Feb. 16, 1843, 

Harriet Cummings. 

38. viii. George Fordyce,^ b. May 20, 1819; m. 1st, Jan. 1, 1845, 

Sarah S. Skinner, m. 2d, Dec. 24, 1857, Martha J. Skinner. 
ix. JoTHAM Sewall," b. Feb. 6, 1821 ; d. March 5, 1821. 

39. X. Freeman Norton,' b. June 1, 1822 ; m. Dec. 21, 1862, Helen 

S. Baker. 



21 

Susanna" Blake, {Increase;' Increase,'^ James,^Janiesr Williani'), 
daughter of Increase and Elizabeth (Bridge) Blake, born April 4, 
1774, in Boston; married Aug. 3, 1800, George Anson Howes, 
who was son of Zachariah and Alice (Moulton) Howes, born at 
Windham, Conn., March 8, 1781. They resided at Windham, 
Conn., and Chelsea, Vt. He died at Chelsea, Sept. 15, 1857, ^'^d 
Mrs. Howes died July 6, 1859. Children : 

40. i- Amelia Howes,^ b. Dec. 4, 1800, at Windham, Conn. ; m. 

William Bailey. 

41. ii. George A. Hoaves,^ b. Nov. 10, 1802, at Chelsea, Vt. ; m. 

(1833) Lydia Perkins. 

42. iii. Increase Blake Howes,^ b. Sept. 19, 1806, at Chelsea, Vt. ; 

m. Jan. 1, 1833, Mahala Perkins. 



54 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

43, iv. Fidelia Howes,'' b. Dec. 11, 1809, at Chelsea, Vt. ; m. 1838, 

Dr. James H. Patterson. 

44, V. Charles Howes,'' b. March 17, 1813, at Washington, Vt. ; m. 

1841, Martha Foggett. 



22 

Capt. Edward® Blake, Jr. {Edzvard,^ Increase,'^ James,^ James^^ 
Williatfi^), son of Edward and Rebecca (Hallowell) Blake, born in 
Boston, baptized Feb. ii, 1753, married (published Jan. 21, 1779) 
Dorcas Smallpiece. (A Dorcas Smallpiece, daughter of John and 
Sarah, was born in Boston, Sept. 28, 1743. The father, who died 
in 1759, had been a carpenter's mate in the " Province ship King 
George.''' ) 

She is reported as having died in Boston, in 1837, at the age 
of 81. 

Mr. Blake was a housewright, served several years in the Revolu- 
tionary army; commissioned lieutenant, 1776; second lieutenant 
in Crane's Artillery, 1778 ; regimental quartermaster, 1783. Cap- 
tain Blake was an original member of the Society of the Cincin- 
nati. He died in Boston, according to tradition, in 1797; but 
records fail to establish the date. 

Children : 

i. Rebecca H.,'' b. Sept. 9, 1779 ; m. Daniel Bartling, an artist, 
but d. Feb. 19, 1799, and he returned to Philadelphia. 

45, ii. Robert,'' b. Oct. 3, 1781 ; bapt. as Robert Smallpiece, but he 
was always known as Robert; m. April 10, 1802, Elizabeth 
D. Tetherly. 

iii. Thomas,^ b. Dec. 10, 1783. Enlisted during the war of 1812 
in Capt. Wheelock's Co., Col. Snelling's Regt. ; and d. in 
Florida while thus engaged. 

iv. Edward,'' b. Sept. 23, 1785 ; d. at sea, aged about 17. 

V. Joseph,'' b. Aug. 9, 1787 ; d. in infancy. 

vi. Charles,'' b. Aug. 30, 1789 ; a seaman ; d. in New Orleans, in 
1831, unmarried. 

vii. Mary,'' b. ; m. Woodard or Woodward ; and had 

one son and several daughters, but we cannot trace. 

23 

Thomas^ {Edward^ Increase," James^ Jamcs^ William^), son of 
Edward and Rebecca (Hallowell) Blake, born in Boston ; baptized 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 55 

Jan. 26, 1755 ; married there August 5, 1787, Susanna Stimpson. 
She was the daughter of Recompense Wadsworth and Susanna 
(Blodget) Stimpson, baptized in Boston, May 16, 1765, and died 
in Boston, Sept. 25, 1846. 

He was a painter by trade, lived in Chambers St. Court, Boston, 
and died Nov. 23, 1817. 

Children, all born in Boston : 

i. James Hall,"' b. Aug. 25, 1791 ; d. in Watertown, May 14, 
1842, unmarried. 

46. ii. Charles Stimpson,^ b. May 25, 1793; m. Aug. 15, 1816, Lucy 

A. Barzantte. 

47. iii- Thomas,'' b. Oct. 4, 1795; m. Susan Russell. 

iv. Samuel B.,^ b. Oct. 19, 1797 ; d. Sept. 29, 1798. 

48. V. Eleanor MariV b. Sept. 4, 1799 ; m. June 30, 1823, Ivory 

Churchill. 

vi. Harriot (G),^ b. Aug. 26, 1801 ; m. at Boston, 1824, Andrew 

B. Stimpson, son of Benjamin, who d. in Boston, April 30, 
1842. Mrs. Stimpson d. in Boston, Sept. 21, 1879. One 
daughter : 

Eliza A. Stimpson,^ b. in Boston, Jan. 1, 1831 ; m. there Jan. 
25, 1854, Benjamin Church, of New York; res. 1898, 
Wallingford, Conn. One daughter: Harriot E. Church,^ 
m. Arthur E. Hobson ; and lives (1897) in Hartford, Conn. 

vii. Joseph,'^ b. Oct. 10, 1803 ; m. Eliza Edwards, daughter of John 
and Sarah (Norwood) Edwards, of Manchester, Mass. (The 
Cambridge records give John as of England, and his wife's 
name Eliza of Manchester, N. H.) She d. Feb. 2, 1878, in 
Cambridge, aged 75 yrs. 8 mos. He res. Cambridge ; and d. 
there June 15, 1879. No children. 

49. viii. Hexry Jackson,^ b. March 24, 1806; m. 1st, Dorcas Mitchell ; 

m. 2d, Hannah Whittier. 

50. ix. Edward C.,'' b. March 24, 1810; m. Sarah Spiller. 



24 

Capt. Increase® Blake {Benjauiin,^ Increase,^ Jamcs^ Jamcs;- 
Williani^), son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Harris) Blake, born 
in Boston, July 3, 1765. He married Mary Jenkins, of Bristol, 
England, who died in Boston, Jan. 4, 1808, aged 32. Mr. Blake 
was a mariner known as Captain Blake, and lived in Fleet Street, 
where he died July 10, 1807, aged 42. The inventory of his 
estate shows a total valuation of $1800. 



56 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

The three children were under the care of their uncle, Edward 
Oliver, for some years after the death of their parents. 
Children, all born in Boston : 

i. Mary E.,^ b. July, 1797; in. in Boston, Oct. 12, 1822, William 
Anderson, who cl. m Boston, April 12, 1843, aged 49, and was 
buried in tomb Ko. 74, Granary burying-ground. She d. in 
Boston, June 11, 1879, and was buried at Forest Hills. 
Children, all born in Boston : 

1. William Anderson,^ b. Sept. 13, 1823; m. in Boston, Sept. 

14, 1845, Ann Sophia Lundgreen. 

2. Mary Jenkins Anderson,^ b. July 22, 1825; m. June 13, 

1861, John E. Morton, son of Edmund and Susan, b. in 
Wilmington, N. S., 1822. 

3. Catherine Blake Anderson,^ b. April 20, 1828 ; living in 

Boston, 1897. 

4. Benjamin Blake Anderson,^ b. April 2, 1830; d. Dec. 28, 

1866, unmarried. 

5. Maria E. Anderson,^ b. March 20, 1832 ; m. July 12, 1860, 

George F. Ketchum, son of Samuel and Louisa, b. in 
Boston, 1833. 

6. Sa7X(h Anderson,^ b. April 26, 1834. 

7. Anna Anderson,^ b. Feb. 7, 1836; d. March 16, 1836. 

8. Louisa Anderson,^ b. Feb. 7, 1836; d. March 16, 1836. 

9. Edwin Blake Anderson^ (middle name assumed), b. March 

16, 1837 ; m. 1st, June 8, 1862, in Boston, Helen A. 
Fowler, b. in Augusta, Me., dau. of William R. and 
Frances; son William Anderson,^ d. June 26, 1866 ; m. 
2d, Eugenia DeForest Bump, Jan. 8, 1880. Res. Bos- 
ton, 1897. 
10. Louisa A. B. Anderson,^ b. May 20, 1840; d. Oct. 24, 
1877; m. May 6, 1870, in Boston, Henry W. Johnson, 
b. in Hanover, N. H., son of Solon and Mary Johnson. 

ii. Joanna J.,^ b. Sept. 11, 1799; d. in Boston, March 25, 1881, 

unmarried, 
iii. Louisa M.,^ b. Jan. 27, 1802; d. in Boston, Dec. 25, 1872, 

unmarried. 



25 

Ellis Gray^ Blake {Benjamin,^ Increase,^ Javics,^ Jauies^' 
William^), son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Harris) Blake, born 
in Boston, May lo, 1768. He attended the Latin School in 1777 
at the age of nine years ; is said to have gone, after the war of 
the Revolution, to North Carolina, under the patronage of William 
and Joseph Rea, who were from Massachusetts, doing business in 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 5/ 

Murfreesboro,' N. C. He was, however, in business in Boston, as 
a merchant, in 1798, at No. 3 Dawes Wharf, and lived in Back 
Street (now Salem Street), where at least one child was born. 

He married Mary Taylor, daughter of Col. Henry Taylor, of 
Southampton County, Virginia; and lived in Southampton, where 
some of his children were born. From thence, about 1808, he 
went to Petersburg, where he died Jan. 26, 1816, aged 48. His 
wife died June 3, 181 1. 

(Some of these facts were communicated by Rev. Bennett T. 
Blake, in 1877.) 

Children : 

i. Eliza Ann Taylor,' b. December, 1795, vSouthamiDton Co., Va. ; 
m. in 1815, Thomas Willcox ; and d. iu 1825. 

51. ii. Henry Taylor,'' b. March 17, 1798, iu Boston; m. Caroline 

M. Friend. 

52. iii. Bennett Taylor.'^ b. Jan. 3, 1800, in Southampton Co., Va. : 

m. 1st. Fetna Price, and m. 2d, Feb. 18. 18o7, Scheherazade 
Price. 

53. iv. Ellis Gray,'' b. Aug. 5, 1802 (twin), in Southampton Co., Va. ; 

m. Feb. 25, 1830, Elizabeth Leachman. 

V. John Taylor,'' b. Aug. 5, 1802 (twin), in Southampton Co., Va. ; 
d. in Texas, about 1846, unmarried. 

54. vi. Nathaniel Oliver,^ b. July 12, 1804, in Southampton Co., Va, ; 

m. Mary Wheeler. 



26 

Nathaniel® Blake, {Benjamin,^ Increase,^ Jaiiics,^ Janics,^ Wil- 
liam^), son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Harris) Blake, born in 
Boston, April 2, 1770; married Feb. 25, 1794, Lucy Parker, 
daughter of Nathan and Sally, of Halifax, N. S., who was born 
in 1772, and died in Boston, Nov. 3, 1806, aged 34. 

He was a sailmaker, lived in Liberty Square, and died June 27, 
1803, aged T)2). Inventory of estate, $99.75. 

Henry J. Oliver was appointed, in 1816, guardian of Joseph and 
Ellis Gray Blake (minors), sons of the late Nathaniel Blake, in 
connection with distribution of estate of John Gray deceased. 

Children, born in Boston : 

55. i. Nathaniel,'' b. Jan. 9, 1795 ; m. Bridget Shelton, Dec. 8, 1822. 

56. ii. Ellis Gray," b. March 21, 1796; m. 1st. Sarah B. Wiswall, 

May 31, 1818, and 2(1, Ann E. Wvman. Nov. 15, 1821. 
4 



58 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

iii. Joseph,' b. April 4, 1797 ; was a sailmaker on board U. .S. 
scliooner Lynx, which sailed from Charleston, S. C, at close 
of the war with England, 1815, and never heard from. 

iv. SoPHL\ M.,' b. Jmie 30, 1798; d. 1803. 

V. John Adams,' b. Sept. 15, 1800; d. 1803. 

vi. Ann Maiha,' b. March 17, 1802; d. 1803. 



27 

James' Blake, Jr. {Jaincs,^ Increase,^ Increase,^ Jajucs,^ Janics,'^ 
William^), son of James and Rebecca (Cunningham) Blake, born 
in Worcester, Mass., Feb. i8, 1786, went with his parents to 

Marlboro', Vt., where he married a Miss Fisher, daughter 

of Deacon Fisher, of that town. He removed to New York state 
(probably Genessee County), about the time of his marriage. It 
is stated that he served in the war of 18 12, and was in the battles 
of Lake Erie and Lundy's Lane. The records of the War Depart- 
ment show two soldiers bearing this name who did service in that 
vicinity, but there appears nothing by which either can be posi- 
tively identified as this James. One served as private in Capt. 
Roger Sutherland's Company, Lieut. -Col. John McMahan's Regi- 
ment, New York Militia, August 25 to Nov. 8, 18 14. At the time 
of muster the company was forty miles from Batavia. Another 
private served in Capt. Edward Fuller's Company, 157th West- 
cott's Regiment, New York Militia, October 8 to Nov. 16, 18 14, 
and this company at time of muster was sixty-five miles from 
Oneida. 

A letter written by his father in 1824 to his (the latter's) brother 
Dr. Thomas D., mentions that his son James is living in New 
York, and has seven children. In 1877, one of his brothers gave 
the names of three of the children, as he remembered them ; but 
all efforts to trace the family have failed. It is hoped that this 
imperfect record may result in the finding of the " lost tribe." 

Children : 

i. Eliz.si,^ 1). . 

ii. Polly, ^ b. . 



iii. Madison,^ probably .1a:\ies Madison, b. . 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 59 

28 

Harrison Gray' Blake {Janies,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ Janics,^ 
James,'^ Williani'), son of James and Rebecca (Cunningham) 
Blake, born Nov. 14, 1788, probably in Worcester, Mass. ; married 
at Marlboro', Vt., May 17, 1812, Lucy Goodell, who was born in 
Brattleboro', Vt., May 24, 1793, daughter of Joseph and Lucy 
Goodell, and died as related below, Dec. 20, 1821. 

Some time after marriage Mr. Blake settled in Salem, N. Y. 
Contemplating a removal further westward, he started in Decem- 
ber, 1821, with his wife and infant child, to make a farewell visit 
to his parents in Marlboro', Vt. In crossing over the moun- 
tains, near Arlington, they were overtaken by a severe storm and 
were unable to proceed. An interesting description of this jour- 
ney, their sufferings, the death of the wife, and rescue of the 
father and child, is given below in full. 

Mrs. Blake was buried in South Newfane, the inscription on 
her grave-stone reading : 

Lucy Blake 

Consort of 

Harrison G. Blake 

Perislied on the 

Green Mountain 

Dec. 20, 1S31, 

Ae 28. 

Mr. Blake probably remained in or about Marlboro', and on the 
3d of August, 1823, married Sibyl Williams, daughter of Isaac 
and Mary (Wheeler) Williams (from Connecticut), who was born 
in Winhall, Vt., May ir, 1800. She died in Cleveland, Ohio, 
June 7, 1864. 

About the year 1831, Mr. Blake removed with his family to 
Albion, N. Y., and a little later he himself went to Cleveland, 
Ohio, but owing to the prevalence of cholera, his family did not 
settle there until 1836. 

While in Salem, N. Y., he was engaged in brick-making, and 
probably in Albion also ; but after removal to Ohio, he was for 
many years sexton of a church, and undertaker for the Ohio City, 
now Cleveland, West Side Cemetery. He died in Cleveland, 
May 21, 1868. 

Of his thirteen children, nine were born in Vermont, three 
in Albion, N. Y., and one in Cleveland, Ohio. 



60 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children by first marriao^e, all born in Vermont : 
i. VoLNF.Y,^ b. June 27, 1813; d. in infancy. 

ii. LucY,^ b. Dec. 18, 1814; m. Ezra Dean ; res. in Marlboro', Vt., 
and subsequently at Medina, Ohio. ; he is said to have l)een 
living in Iowa, in 1892. He had a wonderful retentive memory, 
being able to repeat after a single hearing, prayers and sermons, 
almost word for word. Four children, of whom were: 

1, Eleanor Dean^ b. . 

2. William Dean^ b. . 

iii. Harriet G.,« b. Jan. 11, 1817; d. June 10, 1817. 

57i iv. Harrison Gray,* b. March 17, 18 IS, at Newfane, Vt. ; m. Jan. 
1, 1840, Betsey A. BeU. 

58. V. Rebkcca,« b. Nov. 3, 1820; m. S Courtland De Groate. 

Children by second marriage : 

vi. Crawford,® b. Jan. 3, 1825, in Vermont; d. July 23, 1825. 

59. vii. Isaac Willl\m,® b. Sept. 28, 182(), in Vermont; m. , 



184!J, Delight Miller. 

60. viii. James Green,® 1i. Sept. 'l'!^, 1828, in Vermont; m. Sept. 2, 

185G, Eliza Koe. 

ix. Lazel.M). Xov. 3, 1830, in Vermont; went to California, m. 
and had one child. He was fatally injured by explosion on 
steamer Washo, going from San Francisco to Sacramento. 

61. X. Lydia M.,® b. Sept. 6, 1832, at Albion, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 14, 

1852, Capt. Rufus C. Sproul. 

62. xi. John Wesley,® b. Aug. 9, 1834, at Albion, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 16, 

185G, Helen Potter." 

63. xii. Sibyl Dorcas,® b. Oct 5. 1836, at Albion, N. Y, ; m. Oct. 5, 

1854, Job W. Harper. 

xiii. Mary Ai)ell\,® b. December, 1839, in Cleveland, Ohio; d. 
Nov. 25, 1840. 

The story of the sufferings of Mr. and Mrs. Blake, as told by 
himself and Mr. Richardson (the young man who first found 
them), and written out by his daughter Lucy, is as follows : 

On the 19th of December, 1821, Mr. Blake started with a horse 
and sleigh, accompanied by his wife and daughter Rebecca, who 
was about fourteen months old, to visit their parents in Marlboro', 
Vt. Upon arriving at the foot of the Green Mountains, on the 
westerly side, the snow being a few inches deep, the landlord of 
the tavern assured them that the road beyond was in good con- 
dition, and that a loaded team could go from thence to Wardsboro' 
in three hours, so they left the house about three P.M., and 
ascended the mountain. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 6l 

They found the traveling good for two or three miles, but 
beyond, where the snow was three feet deep, the road was untrod- 
den, save where a man and horse had passed over it. They, 
however, continued to move forward until their horse became so 
fatigued they were obliged to take him from the sleigh. Then 
Mrs. Blake and the child rode on horse-back until the horse, appar- 
ently exhausted, refused to go farther. The only thing that could 
be done was to endeavor to travel on foot. Mr. Blake gave to 
his wife his overcoat and mittens, and then left her to seek 
assistance, they agreeing to answer each other's call as long as 
they could be heard. As it was now night and very cold, but 
slow progress could be made through the dense forest of nine 
miles through which they must pass. 

Mr. Blake soon found his sti-ength failing. He thought his 
feet were balled with snow, l-)ut his fingers were so frozen he 
could not tell what the tioiible was, until going to a tree and 
striking his feet against it, found they were frozen. 

When he was so exhausted that lie could not walk, he endeav- 
ored to get along by laying a stick before him and drawing himself 
forward, but he was finally obliged to give up all attempts. 

His wife shouted to him, asking if he was likely to obtain 
help ; to which he replied, he could go no farther ; upon which she 
said, she woukl go to him and they would die together. All the 
time they had continued calling for help, and their voices were 
heard by a man and woman, who attempted to procure assist- 
ance for them that night but without success. It subsequently 
appeared that it was thought that the calls came from a Mr. Rich- 
ardson, who had not returned from a trip over the mountain as 
expected. This was reported by school children in the centre 
of Stratton to Mr. Richardson's son, and he started about eleven 
o'clock on the 20th of December, to search for his father. After 
tramping on the mountain about two miles beyond the last 
habitation on that road, he found Mr. Blake lying on his face, 
apparently trying to throw off his clothes and making a strange 
noise. He lifted him up, but he was senseless, his hands and 
feet badly frozen. Rubbing him and giving him some spirits he 
carried him towards the settlement, meeting others who had fol- 
lowed to assist in the search. Mr. Blake was taken into a house 
about four o'clock, where he was attended by Dr. Warren, of 
Wardsboro'. As soon as he was able to do so, he told Mr. Richard- 
son that his wife and child were on the mountain, and the latter 
went back immediately to look for them. 

About ten rods beyond the spot where Mr. Blake was found 
the wife was discovered, lying on her face in the snow ; as they 
raised her up she breathed a few times and expired. Still further 
back, some one hundred and fifty rods, the child, wrapped in her 
father's great coat and blankets, was found, and as they looked 
into her face she smiled. She was uninjured except in one toe 



62 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

which was badly frozen. As soon as convenient Mr. Blake and 
the child were carried to his father's home in Marlboro', where 
he was under the care of Dr. Tucker, all the toes of his left foot 
excepting the great toe being amputated. 

The remains of Mrs. Blake were interred at Newfane, the 
following Tuesday, with funeral solemnities. 

The following lines were written by Seba Smith, of Ohio, for 
the " Medina, Ohio, Whig,'' and were subsequently published in 
Toiviie s Third Reader : 

The cold winds swept the mountain height, 

And pathless was the dreary wild, 
And 'mid the cheerless hours of night 
A mother wandered with her child. 

K% through the drifted snows she pressed, 
The babe was sleeping on her breast. 

And colder still the winds did blow, 

And darker hoins of night came on, 
And deeper grew the drifts of snow, 

Her limbs were chilled, her strength was gone. 
O God ; slie cried in accents wild. 

If I must perish save my child. 

She stripped her ujantle fiom her breast; 

And bared her bosom to the storm. 
As round the child she wrapped her vest 

She smiled to think her babe was warm. 
With one cold kiss, one tear she shed. 

And simk upon a snowy bed. 

At dawn a traveller passed by. 

And saw her 'neath a snowy veil ; 
The frost of death was in her eye. 

Her cheek was cold, and liard, and pale; 
He moved the robe from off the child, 

The babe looked up and sweetly smiled. 

29 

Elizabeth Bridge'^ Blake (called Betsey) {Jaines,^ Increase,^ 
Increase,"^ Janies,^ Javics^- William^), daughter of James and 
Rebekah (Cunningham) Blake, born at (Lunenburg, Mass..?) March 
21, 1791 ; died at Newfane, Vt., Sept. 16, 1877; married Sept. 25, 
181 5, Samuel Hill, as his second wife. He was born Jan. 19, 
1784, and died Nov. i, 1848. A farmer. 

Children : 

64. i. Rekekah M. H]ll,8 b. Sept. 15, 1816; m. April 10, 1839, 
Arad II. Powers. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 63 

ii. George W. Hill,^ b. Aug. 29, 1818; d. Oct. 4, 1819. 

65. iii. Sarah R. Hill.^ b. July 29, 1820; m. 1st, Cyrus Stearns; 
m. 2d, Luther Richardson ; m. 3d, Christopher Brown. 

iv. Samuel Hill, Jr.,^ b. Dec. 10, 1822. He left home many 
years ago, and all efforts to find him have been unsuccessful. 

V. Elizabeth Hill,^ b. Dec. 14, 1824; d. Jan. 12, 1829. 

vi. Mariette Hill,8 b. June 12, 1827; d. Sept. 22, 1831. 

vii. James Blake Hill,^ b. Oct. 4, 1831 ; d. Jan. G, 1833. 

viii. James Blake Hill,^ b. Nov. 11, 1833; d. May 18, 1853. 



30 

Sally^ Blake, {James,^ Increase^" Increase,'' Jauies,^ James,'^ 
William^), daughter of James and Rebecca (Cunningham) Blake, 
born April 9, 1793, at Shirley (the family record reads Shirley, 
N. H., but there is no town bearing that name in the State) ; 
married at Marlboro', Vt., Dec. 4, 18 16, Nathaniel, son of Joseph 
and Sarah (Spring) McCulloch,* who was born at Barre, Mass., 
July 3, 1793. 

Mr. McCulloch was ordained to the gospel ministry of the 
Baptist denomination, and was a faithful laborer until his death, 
which occurred at Savoy, Mass., Jan. 23, 1867. Of their eight 
sons, four have been in the ministry. Mrs. McCulloch died at 
Savoy, Mass., Jan. 24, 1878. 

Children : 

66. i. Elizabeth Blake McCulloch,^ b. Jan. 6, 1818, at Marlboro', 

Vt. ; m. Dec. 5, 1839, Daniel Miller. 

ii. Sarah R. McCulloch,** b. Feb. 29, 1820, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 
d. March 13, 1820. 

67. iii. James Blake McCulloch,^ b. Feb. 9, 1821, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 

m. Sept. 5, 1847, Susan Mason. 

68. iv. William McCulloch,^ b. March 10, 1823, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 

m. April 4, 1844, Hannah Rude. 

69. V. Leonard McCulloch,^ b. Nov. 18, 1824, at Winhall, Vt. ; m. 

Feb. 10, 1847, Lucy Ann Sherman. 

70. vi. Nathaniel McCulloch,^ b. July 10, 1826, at Putney, Vt. ; 

m. Sept. 12, 1849, Sarah M. Sails. 

71. vii. Mary J. McCulloch,^ b. Jan. 14, 1828, at Heath, Mass.; m. 

May 12, 1850, Otis Maynard. 

* Although Mr. McCullock spelled the name with a final k, his descendants have 
generally substituted h for k, and this form has been adopted in these pages. 



64 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

72. viii. EusEBius McCuLLOCH,^ b. May 21, 1829, at Heath, Mass.; 

m. May 19, 1852, Cornelia Haskins. 

73. ix. Adoniram Judson McCulloch,* b. April 5, 1831, at Florida, 

Mass. ; m. March 6, 1851, Emily P. Edwards. 

74. X. Harkison Gray McCulloch,^ b. Nov. 30, 1832, at Savoy, 

Mass. ; m. July 27, 1856, Mary P. Ketcham. 

7;5. xi. Marshall McCulloch,^ b. Nov. 25, 1835, at Chesterfield, 
Mass. ; m. Dec. 9, 1855, Julia A. Crandall. 

76, xii. Sarah Cornelia McCulloch,^ b. Feb. 11, 1837, at Chester- 
field, Mass.; m. July 31, 1864, George Henry Sherman. 



31 

Thomas Dawes^ Blake {Jamcs,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ Jautes,^ 
James^^ William^), son of James and Rebecca (Cunningham) 
Blake, born at Keene, N. H., Feb. 28, 1795 ; married at Marlboro', 
Vt., Nov. 18, 1827, Percis Hardy Fish, daughter of David and 
Anna (Hardy) Fish, then of Newfane, Vt., who was born at 
Ackworth, N. H., Feb. i, 1806, died at Worcester, June 13, 1893. 

Mr. Blake was a tin-plate worker by trade, but devoted most of 
his attention to farming. He lived in Marlboro', Vt., until the 
year 1849, when he removed to Worcester, Mass., where he died 
May 17, 1874. 

Children : 

i. Royal Elbridge,^ b. Oct. 26, 1828, at Marlboro', Vt. ; d. 
Feb. 0, 1839. 

ii. Otis Leland,^ b. Dec. 24, 1829, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. Jan. 20, 

1859, in New York City, Sarah Frances Briggs, who d. Sept. 

16. 1884, in Worcester. Mr. Blake was a machinist by trade; 

" res. in Worcester, and later in Wisconsin, where he d. Feb. 6, 

1882. Two children: 

1. An infiint daughter^, b. March 10, 1860, in New York; 

d. same day. 

2. Ot!s Gilson,^ b. Dec. 12, 1863, in Worcester, Mass.; d. 

Feb. 2, 1864. 

77. iii. Urial Thomas Dawes, ^ b. Sept. 4, 1831, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 

m. Oct. 6, 1858, Lucretia May. 

iv. William Benoni,^ b. March 2, 1833, at Marlboro', Vt. ; d. 
Feb. 3, 1839. 

78. V. Charles Henry,^ b. Oct. 30, 1834, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. 

Sept. 14, 1858, Uzeda Almeda Fish. 

vi. Francis Emery,^ b. Aug. 30, 1836, at Marlboro', Vt. ; d. Feb. 
13, 1839. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 6$ 

79. vii. David Doctor,^ b. Nov. 10, 1838, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. April 

22, 1860, Mary E. F. Hardy. 

80. viii. Royal Elliot,^ b. Nov. 11, 1840, at Brattleboro', Yt. ; m. 

Dec. 1-4, 1805, Carrie Elmiua McFarlaufl. 

81. ix. George Palmer,^ b. Feb. 22, 1843, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. 

Jan. 4, 1865, Anna Elizabeth Dennis. 

82. X. Francis Marion,^ b. May 17, 1845, at Marlboro', Vt. (twin) ; 

m. Oct. 11, 1866, Mary Wyman Dakin. 

83. xi. Frances Maria,^ b. May 17, 1845, at Marlboro', Vt. (twin) ; 

m. Dec. 15, 1865, Levi Dakin, Jr. 

xii. An infant son,® b. Oct. 30, 1849, at Sutton, Mass. ; d. Oct. 30, 
1849. 



32 

George W.'' Blake {Janics,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ Jaincs,^James^'^ 
William'^), son of James and Rebecca (Cunningham) Blake, born 
at Newfane, Vt., Jan. 4, i8or ; married at Marlboro', Vt., Dec. 21, 
1828, Susan Adams, daughter of David and Susan (Warren) 
Adams, who was born at Marlboro', Vt., March 15, 1812, and liv- 
ing in 1897 at Bennington, Vt. Mr. Blake was a farmer; resid- 
ing in Marlboro', Bennington and Newfane, Vt. ; died at Gardner, 
Mass., March 30, 1886. 

84. i. Edward A.,® b. Oct. 22, 1829, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. Dec. 29, 

1850, Frances Strong. 

ii. George W.,® b. Nov. 29, 1831 ; d. Nov. 15, 1849. 
iii. Francis IL,® b. June 7, 1833 ; d. June 20, 1838. 

85. iv. Albert Holland,® b. Sept. 5, 1834, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. 1st, 

Jan. 6, 1859, Elizabeth A. Thompson; m. 2d, , Caro- 
line iloldridge. 

86. V. Frederick Henry,® b. Aug. 6, 1836, at ; m. 1st, AjDril 

8, 1866, Mary Miller ; m. 2d, , Flora E. Wright. 

87. vi. Frank Volney,® b. Aug. 25, 1838, at Bennington, Vt. ; m. 

Feb. 7, 1861, Laura E. Skinner. 

vii. Orwell C,® b. Sept. 29, 1840, at Woodford, Vt. ; d. Sept. 6, 
1843. 

88. viii. Harriett A.,® b. Jan. 5, 1844, at Woodford, Vt. ; m. April 1, 

1863, David E. Poland. 

ix. Francis A.,® b. Jan. 31, 1846, at Woodford, Vt. ; d. March 6, 
1846. 

89. X. Cornelia M.,® b. Feb. 12, 1847, at Woodford, Vt. ; m. Jan. 25, 

1865, Isaac T. Pratt. 



66 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

33 

Benoni W." Blake { James, ^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ Janies,^ Janies,'^ 
William^), son of James and Rebecca (Cunningham) Blake, born 
at Marlboro,' Vt., Nov. i8, 1808; married at Marlboro', Vt., Oct. 9, 
1836, Marilla Dunklee, daughter of Eli and Betsey Hale (Barrett) 
Dunklee, who was born at Brattleboro', Vt., April 30, 18 16, and 
died at Marlboro', Vt., March 13, 1868. He resided at Marlboro', 
Vt., until 1872, when he removed to Minnesota and died at Roch- 
ester, Minn., Aug. 11, 1880. 

Children : 

90. i. John Dunklee,^ b. May 16, 1838; m. April 15, 1858, Julia R. 

lugraham. 

ii. Betsey Ann,^ b. Jan. 23, 1841 ; d. Jan. 31, 1841. 
iii. Annah Marilla,^ b. April 23, 1842; d. June 30, 1855. 
iv. Eli Otis,« b. May 15, 1847 ; d. June 21, 1850. 

91. V. Mary Jane,^ b. Feb. 8, 1849; m. Sept. 20, 1879, Frank J. 

Wilcox. 

92. vi. Ella Rebecca,^ b. Jan. 19, 1851 ; m. March 4, 1873, Elliot A. 

Knowlton. 

93. vii. Charles Benoni,^ b. June 1, 1854; m. July 22, 1880, Hattie 

M. Waite. 



34 

Adeline^ Blake {Dr. Thomas D., ^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ James, ^ 
James,^ William^), daughter of Dr. Thomas D. and Martha (Nor- 
ton) Blake, born at Farmington, Me., Sept. 16, 1806; married there 
April 9, 1835, John F. W. Gould, son of Capt. John and Alice T. 
(Woods) Gould, who was born at Wilton, Me., Jan. 30, 1806; 
resided at Wilton and Farmington ; died in Farmington, Me., 
March 5, 1878. She died Nov. 23, 1881. 

Children : 

i. Amelia D. Gould,^ b. Feb. 1, 1836; m. at Wilton, Aug. 21, 
1862, Rev. Americus Fuller, of Jay, Me., a missionary at 
Aintab, Turkey, 1897 ; formerly pastor at Rochester and Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

ii. John F. Gould,^ b. April 18, 1840, at Wilton, Me.; d. there 
Nov. 4, 1876; m. at Newton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1869, Jane G. 
Burbank, dau. of James P. T. and Elizabeth (Mayo) Burbank, 
born in Sturbridge, 1846. Child: 
1. Harry F. Gould^ b. Jan. 31, 1870; res. Cambridge. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 6/ 

35 

Rev. Thomas Dawes' Blake {Dr. Thomas D.,^ Increase,^ In 
crease,^ Janies,^ James," William'^), son of Dr. Thomas D. and 
Martha (Norton) Blake, born at Farmington Falls, Me., Feb. 4, 
181 1 ; married at North Tisbury, Mass., May 13, 1841, Hannah 
Dagget Norton, daughter of William and Betsey (Holmes) Norton. 
Mr. Blake was educated at Kent's Hill Seminary, Maine, and 
in 1 841 went to Chilmark, Mass., as a local Methodist preacher. 
In 1842 he removed to Hyannis, but for several years was unable 
to preach. Admitted on trial in the Providence Conference in 
1848, he was stationed successively at Duxbury, Marshfield, 
Truro, Eastham, and in 1854 at Sandwich, where his death 
occurred Jan. 26, 1858. Mrs. Blake is living, 1898, at Bournedale. 

Children : 

i. David Adams, ^ b. April 17, 1842, at Chilmark. Enlisted at 
Farmington, Me., 1861, Co. L, 1st Maine Cavalry, and d. in 
hospital, at Augusta, Me., Feb. 13, 1862. 

94. ii. Frances Harlow,^ b. Oct. 22, 1844, at North Tisbury ; m. July 

20, 1878, Henry Tongue, 
iii. Martha Morrill,^ b. April 19, 1847, at North Tisbury; res. 
1897, Concord, N. H. 

95. iv. Mary Holmes,^ b. Jan. 14, 1850, at Duxbury, Mass.; m. July 

20, 1878, P:iton M. Chamberlain. 

V. Hannah Norton,^ b. Nov. 3, 1853 (twin), at Truro; d. June 
20, 1881, at Sandwich. 

96. vi. Harriet Cummings,^ b. Nov. 3, 1853 (twin), at Truro; m. 

Aug. 20, 1886, Willis A. Barker. 

vii. Thomas Dawes, ^ b. Feb. 17, 1856, at Sandwich ; d. Aug. 26, 
1856. 

3(> 

Increase' Blake {Dr. Thomas D.,^ Ijicjrasc/ Increase,^ James,^ 
James,^ William^), son of Dr. Thomas D. and Martha (Norton) 
Blake, born Dec. 8, 18 12, at Farmington, Me. ; married Sept, 26, 
1844, Sarai Farnsworth, daughter of William and Susan (Tarbell) 
Farnsworth, who was born Oct. 19, 1821, at Norridgewock, Me., 
and died at Farmington, Me., Feb. 8, 1892 ; res. Farmington, Me., 
where he died July 27, 1886. 

Children, born at Farmington : 

i. Caroline F.,» b. Jan. 21, 1846; d. Jan. 24, 1846. 



68 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

ii. George F.,* b. June 5, 1848; d. Nov. 21, 1875, unmarried. 

97. iii. Freeman Dawes, ^ b. May 3, 1851 (twin); m. Jan. 30, 1889, 

Frances M. Church. 

98. iv. William Frederick,^ b. May 3, 1851 (twin) ; m. March 15, 

1881, Aide Louise Tuck. 

37 

Ebenezer Norton'' Blake {Dr. TJwinas D.,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
Jaines,^ James," Williani^), son of Dr. Thomas D. and Martha 
(Norton) Blake, born July 30, 18 17, at Farmington, Me. ; married 
at Woburn, Mass., Feb. 16, 1843, Harriet Cummings, daughter of 
Moses and Harriet (Cutler) Cummings, who was born at Burling- 
ton, Mass., April 22, 1825 ; living in 1897. Mr. Blake was for 
nearly fifty years identified in business with the leather trade of 
Boston and Woburn ; was prominent in public affairs in Woburn 
where he resided; a member of the State legislature, in 1856; 
bank director, etc. He died at Woburn, March 12, 1891. 

Children, all born in Woburn : 

i. Emma Louese,« b. June 13, 1847 ; m. at Woburn, Feb. 8, 1882, 
Joseph B. Parker, son of Josei)h D. and Lucretia (Smith) 
Parker, who was b. at Mollis, N. H., Sept. 1, 1840; res. 1897, 
at Nashua, N. H. 

ii. Warren N.,^ b. Jan. 4, 1851 ; res. Woburn, 1898. 

iii. GeorCxE F.,» b. July 11, 1853; d. April 11, 1855. 

iv. Isabella F.,^ b. Feb. 4, 1856 ; d. Dec. 25. 1896. 

V. Harriet Cummings,^ b. May 18, 1859 ; ijraduated from Welles- 
ley College in 1880. 

vi. Charles Edward,^ b. Dec. 17, 1860; d. Nov. 3, 1862. 

vii. Harrison Gray,« b. Jan. 26, 1864; Harvard College, 1882-85 ; 
graduated from Harvard Medical School, 1888. A practising 
physician; res. Woburn; m. Feb. 19, 1890, at Woburn, Lizzie 
Batchelder Dodge, dau. of Frank B. and Harriet (Faden) 
Dodge. Children : 

1. Dorothy,'' b. April 4, 1891. 

2. Margery;^ b. Jan. 1, 1893. 

38 

George Fordyce^ Blake {Dr Thomas D.,^ Increase,^ Increase, 
James,^ James^^ Williavi^), son of Dr. Thomas D. and Martha 
(Norton) Blake, born May 20, 18 19, at Farmington, Me. ; married 
first, at Lynnfield, Mass., Jan. i, 1845, Sarah Silver Skinner, 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 69 

daughter of William and Lucy (Aborn) Skinner, who was born 
at Lynnfield, June 18, 1821, and died in Boston, Oct. 14, 1856; 
married second, at North Sandwich, Mass., Dec. 24, 1857, Martha 
J. Skinner, sister of first wife, who was born at Lynnfield, June 
24, 1835, and died in Boston, June 2, 1897. 

Mr. Blake commenced his business career at an early age, and 
before he was thirty years old was a mechanical engineer at 
brick-yards in Cambridge. His mechanical skill led to several 
inventions, among which was a water meter which brought his 
name to public notice ; but his greatest achievement was the Blake 
Steam Pump, which he devised for purposes connected with his 
own business. These pumps were so successful that for many 
years he gave his attention to their manufacture. The business 
is now carried on by the George F. Blake Manufacturing Com- 
pany. Mr. Blake has resided in Cambridge, Medford, Belmont, 
and now at an advanced age is a resident of Boston. 

Children by first marriage: 

99. i. Thomas Dawes,' b. Oct. 25, 1847, at Cambridge; m. May 18, 

1870, Susan P. Symonds. 

ii. Sara Augusta,^ b. Dec. 6, 1853, at Cambridge; m. Oct. 21, 
1885, at Belmont, Roland II. Boutwell, son of Rodney C. and 
Nancy J. Boutwell. She d. at Belmont, February 27, 1891. 
No children. 

Children by second marriage : 

100. iii. George Fordyge,« b. Feb. 9, 1859, at Medford; m. April 29, 

1885, Carrie H. Turner. 

iv. Grace Bertha,' b. Aug. 30, 1863, at Medford; d. there Feb. 
29, 1868. 

V. Jennie Maria,' b. April 29, 1869, at Medford; m. at Boston. 
April 17, 1895, Arthur Stoddard Johnson, son of Samuel and 
Mary (Stoddard) Johnson, who was b. in Boston, June 4, 
1863. One child : 

1. Mary S. Johnson,^ b. March 3, 1896, in Boston. 

vi. Alice Norton,' b. July 6, 1872, at Belmont; res. Boston, 
1897. 



39 

Freeman Norton^ Blake {Dr. Thomas D.,^ Increase,^ hicrcasc,'^ 
James,^ Jamcs,'^ William^) son of Dr. Thomas D. and Martha 
(Norton) Blake, born at Farmington, Me., June i, 1822; married 
at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 21, 1862, Helen S. Baker, daughter of 



70 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Rev. John C. and Sarah (Kendrick) Baker, who was born at Mun- 

son, Me., , 1842. Mr. Blake graduated at Harvard Law 

School, 1855, practised in Chicago, III, and Kansas; took an 
active part in making Kansas a free state ; built the first frame 
house in what is now Junction City ; U. S. Consul at Fort Erie 
and Hamilton, Canada, 1865 — 1873. He died in Somerville, 
Mass., May 19, 1889. 
Children : 

i. Helen Maud,^ b. Sept. 6, 186G; res. Boston, 1897. 

ii. Albert Freeman,* b. ; d. at Hamilton, Canada, in 

infancy. 

iii. Jessie May,* b. ; d. at Hamilton, Canada, in infancy. 

40 

Amelia'^ Howes {Susanna/' Increase,^ Increase,'^ Janics,^ James/ 
William^), daughter of George Anson and Susanna (Blake) Howes, 
born Dec. 4, 1800, at Windham, Conn.; married William Bailey, 
son of Moses. They resided at Washington and Craftsbury, Vt., 
at which latter place he died May, 1845, "^^^ she in Bridgewater, 
Vt., in 1884. The five sons married, and all died before their 
mother. 

Children, born in Washington, Vt., except the youngest. 

i. i^NsON Bailey,^ b. Nov. 6, 1820; m. 1847, Sophronia Gale, 
dau. of Mieah and Hannah T. (Beard) Gale, b. at Orange, Vt., 
April 12, 1825. He d. at Lowell, February 7, 1873. Mrs. 
Bailey res. 1898, at Lowell, with her dau. Carrie J. Bailey.® 

ii. Curtis Bailey,* b. Oct. 25, 1824; m. Dolly Warren, dau. of 
Walter and Dolly Warren, b. April 7, 1825; res. Lowell, 
where he d. Feb. 9, 1872. The widow m. William H. Martin, 
and res. 1898, at Glover, Vt. 

iii. Dana Bailey,* b. March 5, 1826; m. Ann Avery, dau. of 
Moses and Judith (Cook) Avery, b. at Albany, Vt., 1824; 
res. Craftsbury, Vt., where he d. May, 1858. Two sons living : 
Henry Bailey® and George Bailey.® 

iv. Lyman Carlo Bailey,* b. April 26, 1829 ; m. Helen Maxfield, 
dau. of John and Amanda (Barker) Maxfield, b. Albany, Vt,, 
Aug. 31, 1830 ; res. Albany, where he d. Nov. 1, 1863. Widow 
res. 1898, at East Craftsbury, Vt., with son Dr. William Y.. 
Bailey.® 

V. George P. Bailey,* b. Dec. 11, 1835 ; m. Mary Danforth ; res. 
St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he d. Oct. 25, 1864. 

vi. Eleazer W. Bailey,* b. Sept. 12, 1844; d. 1845, at Crafts- 
bury, Vt. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. /I 

41 

George Aimson^ Howes, Jr. {Susanna,*' Increase,^ Increase,^ 
James, ^ James, '^ William^), son of George Anson and Susanna 
(Blake) Howes, born Nov. lo, 1802, at Chelsea, Vt. He married 
about 1833, Lydia Perkins, who died at Minneapolis, Minn., May 
4, 1 88 1. Resided at Chelsea, Vt., Northfield, Vt., and later at 
Hastings, Minn., where he died May 3, 1876. 
Children : 

i. Ellen Howes,« b. , 1834; d. , 1851. 

ii. Ejima Howes,* b. March 27, 183G, at Chelsea, Vt. ; was a 
school teacher; 111. Oct. 2-4, 1858, Samuel W. Pearson, son of 
Thomas and Esther (Wright) Pearson. Living 1898, at Sara- 
toga, Cal., on a fruit ranch. Four daughters. Children : 

1. AhUe E. Pearson^ b. Aug. 31, 1859, at Xordiheld, Vt. ; 

res. Saratoga, Cal. 

2. Nellie J. Pearson,^ b. Sept. 30, i860, at Northfield, Vt. ; 

m. at Minneapolis, Sept. 12, 1883, Albert H. Hall, son 
of Dr. Levi and Lucinda (Mitchell) Hall; a lawyer; res. 
Minneapolis. One son : 
i. Albert S. Hall,!" b. and d. Feb. 14, 1893. 

3. Mary S. Pearson,'^ b. Feb. 17, 1862, at Hastings, Minn. 

An artist ; res. Minneapolis. 

4. Clara E. Pearson,^ b. Jan 21, 1867, at Hastings, Minn.; 

m. Dec. 1, 1870, Charles C. Bell, son of David C. and 
Lina (Conklin) Bell. Living at Saratoga, Cal., 1898. 
iii. Fidelia P. Howes,^ b. April 4, 1838; m. 1st, about 1857, 
Rev. Homer Hatch, who d. about 1863, at St. Louis. 
She m. 2d, at Hastings, Minn, Oct. 9, 1867, Hon. Seagrave 
Smith, and d. Jan. 12, 1872. Child by first marriage : 

1. Kate Louise Hatch ^ b. Feb. 16, 1859 ; m. at Minneapolis. 

Oct. 21, 1879, Henry M. Tuelle. 
Child by 2d marriage : 

2. Theron S. Smith,^ b. Dec. 9, 1869; m. June 17, 1895, An- 

nabel Chase ; res. St. Paul. 

iv. Wesley Clark IIoAVES,** b. about 1840; d. November. 1892; 

m. , 1863, Mary Berg (aged 14) at l^ensacola, Florida, 

and had three children, all dying in infancy. 

V. Jason Martin Howes,® b. INIay 6, 1850; m. Anna Koyce 
about 1872; res. 1898, Winter Park, Florida. Two children: 

1. George R. Hoives,^ b. Aug. 12, 1873, in Minneapolis; res. 

there in 1 898. 

2. Frank S. Noives,^ b. May 11, 1876, in ^Minneapolis ; d. 

July 5, 1889. 



72 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

42 

Increase Blake" Howes {Susanna,^ Increase,^ Increase,'' Javies,^ 
Jaines,'^ Williavi^), son of George Anson and Susanna (Blake) 
Howes, born Sept. 19, 1806, at Chelsea, Vt., married at Stock- 
bridge, Vt., Jan. I, 1833, Mahala Perkins, daughter of Elisha and 
Hannah (Taft) Perkins ; resided at Stockbridge, Woodstock and 
Bridgewater, Vt., at which latter place he died P'eb. 11, 1892. 

Children, two eldest born at Stockbridge, Vt., the rest at Tafts- 
ville, in Woodstock, Vt. : 

i. Emily Adeline Howes,« b. Feb. 22, 1836 ; d. July, 1860. 

. ii. FREDEPacK HowES,^ b. June 20, 1837; m. at Woodstock, Vt., 
Jan. 2, 1861, Almira Davis; res, Woodstock. Children: 

1. Fred Williams Howes^ b. March 20, 1863, at Woodstock. 

2. James P. Howes,^ b. Feb. 3, 1865; d. February, 1869. 

iii. Caroline A. Howes,^ b. June 30, 1839 ; d. Sept. 17, 1840. 

iv. Herman Hoaves,^ b. Ajiril 2, 1841 ; m. at Woodstock, Dec. 9, 
1864, Julia Brown ; res. Bridgewater, and in 1898 Woodstock. 
Children : 

1. Edwin Luther Hoives,^ b. May 20, 1865. 

2. Luna Mae Hoxoes^ b. May 25, 1873. 

3. Ernest Blake Howes,^ b. July 17, 1875. 

V. Mary Amelia Howes,^ b. March 14, 1843 ; m. April 18, 1867, 
Albert L. Dinsmore, at Hartland, Vt., where they res. in 1898. 

vi. Blake Howes,« b. Aug. 26, 1844; d. May 15, 1863. 

vii. Mahala C. Howes,*' b. Sept. 5, 1846; d. February, 1863. 

viii. Ellery C. Howies, ^ b. Feb. 23, 1849; m. February 7, 1867, 
Ellen Hubbard; res. 1898, Burlington, Vt. Child: 
1. Florence A. Bowes,^ b. June 10, 1872. 

ix. Ella Jane Howes,^ b. Dec. 9, 1850; m. June 17, 1875, 0. 
Scott Robinson ; res. Bridgewater Corners, Vt., in 1898. 
Children : 

1. Julian IJoyd Robinson,'^ b. Nov. 8, 1880. 

2. Frank Cheney Eohinson,^ b. Feb. 28, 1886. 

X. Julia Etta Howes,^ b. May 21, 1853; d. May 31, 1863. 
xi. Elbert Howes, ^ b. Feb. 15, 1855; d. June, 1855. 

43 

Fidelia'^ Howes {Sttsa7ina,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ Javies,^ Javies,- 
Williaup-), daughter of George Anson and Susanna (Blake) 
Howes, born Dec. 11, 1809, at Chelsea, Vt., married there in 1838, 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 'J'^ 

Dr. James Hervey Patterson, son of Ansel and Polly (Hamblin) 
Patterson, who was born March lo, 1810, at Peru, N. Y. A 
physician ; resided at Corinth, Vt., and Glens Falls, N. Y., at 
which latter place he died Dec. 24, 1873. Mrs. Patterson was 
living there in 1898. 
Children : 

i. James F. Patterson,^ b. Oct. 26, 1840; m. Flora Allen, at 
Whitehall; and d. May 5, 1876. No children. 

ii. Charles E. Pattersox,* b. May 3, 1842, at Corinth, Vt. ; m. 
in 1871, at New York City, Fanny Maria Seymour, dau. of 
David L. and Maria L. (Curtis) Seymour ; a lawyer of Albany, 
N. Y. ; res. Troy, N. Y., 1898. Two children : 

1. David L. S. Patterson,'' b. April 26, 1872; d. March 2, 

1893. 

2. Sara Louise Patterson,^ b. Nov. 18, 1881, in New York. 



44 

Charles' Howes {Susa/wa/' Increase,^ Increase,'^ Jauics,^ Janies,"^ 
William^), son of George Anson and Susanna (Blake) Howes, 
born March 17, 18 13, at Washington, Vt. ; married at Spring- 
field, Vt., , 1 84 1, Martha Foggett, daughter of Thomas and 

Rena (Walker) Foggett, who was born -, 1821, at Bridge- 
water, Vt. ; residence, 1898, at Rockbottom (Hudson), Mass., 
where they have been living twenty-nine years. 

Children : 

i. Ellen Howes,** b. Oct. 8, 1842; m. May 15, 1874, Charles 
Dadmau ; res. Marlboro', Mass., 1898. 

ii. Carson Howes,^ b. Nov. 6, 1860; res. Huds^on. Mass., 1898. 



45 

Robert'' Blake {Edivard,^ Edivard,^ Increase,'- Jauics;' Janies^^ 
William^), born in Boston, Oct. 3, 1781 ; died there, May 14, 1865. 
A painter by trade. Married in Boston, April 10, 1802, Elizabeth 
Downes Tetherly, daughter of Samuel and Betsey Tetherly. She 
was born in Eliot, Me., Dec. 15, 1783, and died in Boston, June 
15, 1858, aged 74. He was a member of the Society of the Cin- 
cinnati, as the eldest son of Capt. Edward, an original member. 

Children (all born in Boston) : 

i. Edward,8 b. Aug. 30, 1803; d. Dec. 16, 1831. 
5 



74 



BLAKE GENEALOGY, 



ii. Rebecca H.,^ b. Feb. 14, 180G; d. April 5, 1827. 

iii. Roi'.ERT,^ b. July 2, 1808; m. May 25, 1834, Mary Ann Pierce, 
who d. July 3*0, 1835, aged 19. He d. Aug. 14, 1837. 

iv. Elizabeth D.,'' b. Sept. 16, 1810; m. Isaiah Bowman, Sept. 
10, 1848, and d. Woburn, May 16, 1884, aged 74. 

101. V. WILLLA.M Hallowell,^ b. July 23, 1815; m. Oct. 28, 1838, 
Eliza C. Rice. 

vi. George,8 b. Mch. 4, 1818; d. Sept. 7, 1821. 

vii. Frances Rebecca Hallowell,^ b. May 26, 1823; m. 1st, 
April 26, 1848, James L. Wilson, son of Peter and Margaret 
Wilson, b. June 10, 1819, and d. in Boston, Feb. 20, 1883, 
aged 63. Married 2d, in Boston, Aug. 27, 1889, Israel Trask, 
son of Israel and Elizabeth H. Trask, b. Gloucester, 1829. 
Both living, in Boston, 1898. 



46 

Charles Stimpson" V>\.K¥J^{Thomas,^ Edivai-d^ Increase,^ Jamcs,^ 
James,^ Williavi^), son of Thomas and Susanna (Stimpson) Blake, 
born in Boston, May 25, 1793; died in Boston, Oct. 12, 1836. 
He was a painter by trade, as were his father, several of his 
brothers and sons. 

He married in Boston, Aug. 15, 18 16, Lucy A. Barzantte, 
daughter of John and Nancy (Jewett) Barzantte, born in Boston, 
Jan. 28, 1798 ; died there, Sept. 20, i860. 

Children, born in Boston : 

102. i. Charles A.,* b. July 23, 1817 ; m. Oct., 1848, Mary Ann 

McCabe. 

103. ii. James Henry,^ b. June 1, 1818; m. Oct. 17, 1844, Louisa M. 

Russell. 

iii. Sarah K.? b. May 20, 1819 ; d. Sept. 8, 1826. 

iv. WiLLL^M Henry,^ b. April 22, 1824 (named William Cutler, but 
always known as William Henry). A painter in Boston and 
Hingham. Res. 1898, Hingham ; unmarried. 

104. V. Harriett Green, ^ b. Mch. 1, 1831 ; m. Aug. 27. 1855, James 

P. Spruhn. 

vi. Susanna Hallowell,^ b. Feb. 29, 1834; m. Oct. 8, 1856, 
Thomas F. Quigley, b. Boston, Oct. 20, 1834; d. Aug. 21, 
1862, in the army. One son, Thomas W. Quiglerj,^ b. June 30, 
1857 ; d. Nov. 30, 1862. 

Mrs. Quigley is living in Hingham, 1898. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 75 



47 



Thoinias^ Blake, Jr. {T/iomas,''' Edward,^ Increase,* Jauics,'- 
James/' William^), son of Thomas and Susannah (Stimpson) 
Blake, born in Boston, Oct. 4, 1795 ; married, about 1825, Susan 
Russell, who was the daughter of Jacob and Susannah (Giles) 
Russell, born in Carlisle, Mass., Dec. 24, 1802; died in Boston, 
Feb. 17, 1841. 

He was a soldier in the war of 181 2. Occupation, painter. 
Residence Boston, where he died, April 23, 1846, 

Children, all born in Boston : 

105. i. Marinda Russell,^ b. June 3, 182G ; m. June 3, 1847, Homer 

Mandell. 

ii. Thojias P.,^ b. Nov. lo, 1828 (twin) ; drowned in Boston harl)or 
when a boy. 

Hi. SusAX Maria,^ b. Nov. 15, 1828 (twin) ; m. 1st, in Sutton, Xov. 
24, 1852, John C. Parker, of Worcester, son of Ephraim and 
Betsy Parker, of Weston, who d. Worcester, Jan. 18, 18G0; 
m. 2d, in AVorcester, Nov. 26, 1862, Smith Chapin, son of 
Elijah and Lovee D. Chapin, b. Springfield. She d. in 
Philadelphia, Mch. 12, 1894, and he resides there 1897. 

106. iv. Frederick W.,M,). Oct. 3, 1831 ; m. Mch. 20, 1856, Caroline L. 

Adams. 



48 

Eleanor Mary^ Blake {Thomas,^ Edivard^" Increase,* James,^ 
James,- William^), daughter of Thomas and Susanna (Stimpson) 
Blake, born in Boston, Sept. 4, 1799; married June 30, 1823, 
Ivory Churchill, son of Elias, born Plympton, Mass., March, 1799 ; 
died Lynn, Dec. 8, 1868. She died Lynn, June 24, 1875. 

Children : 

i. Henry C. Churchill,^ b. Jan. 24, 1826; m. May 21, 1845. 
Mary Allen, daughter of John and Hepsibah Allen, of Nortli 
Brooktield. 

ii. Edward B. CnrRciiiLE,Mi. Duxbury, Dec. 18, 1828; m. ^May 
27, 1852, Aravesta, daughter of William R. and Charlotte 
Smith, of Lynn. Res. Lynn. Ten children. 
Children : 

1. Adelaide A. Churchill,^ b. Nov. 20, 1852. 

2. Edwin 0. Oliurchill^ b. Oct. 30, 1855. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

3. Frederic S. Ohicrc/iilL^ b. Nov. 1, 185G; d. May 23, 1860. 

4. Ida B. Chnrddll? b. Nov. 5, 1857; d. .June 24, 1861. 

5. Clutrles S. Churchill,^ b. May 3, 1859; d. Sept. 18, 1859. 

6. Coraetta W. C/mrchil/,^ h. Sept. 19, 1860. 

7. Ida B. Churchill^ b. .June 6, 1862. 

8. Car/7e -S'. Clmrchill'' h. Dec. 7, 1866. 

9. Ella May Churchill^ b. April 14, 1868; d. May 25, 1885. 
10. lora T. C/iurc/im,^h. Jan. 24, 1870; d. Sept. 10, 1870. 

Sakaii S. Churchill,'^ b. Feb. 27, 1832; d. May 1, 1851. 

Susan Axna Churchill,^ b. May 30, 1839; m. May 30, 1859, 
Samuel Gale, Jr., son of Samuel and Eliza. Res. Lynn. 



49 

IIfa'ry Jackson'^ Blake {TJiojuas,^ Edivard,^ bicrease,'^ James, ^ 
James,- William^), son of Thomas and Susanna (Stimpson) Blake, 
born March 24, 1806, in Boston; m. ist, Dorcas Mitchell, born 
Unity, Me,, and died Danversport, Oct. 26, 1854, aged 38. Mar- 
ried 2d, in Boston, Sept. 18, 1855, Hannah Whittier, who was 
born in Danvers, 18 17, daughter of Noah, and there died Feb. 17, 
1876, aged 58 years, 5 months. Mr. Blake was an engineer; 
resided Danversport, where he died Aug. 7, 1874. 

Children : 

i. Joseph,^ b. Mch. 16, 1839, in Danvers. A soldier in Rebellion 
three years. Res. Peabody. Unmarried. (See Danvers 
military records.) 

ii. EuwAKD,^ b. Jan. 15, 1841, in Danvers; m. there, July 25, 
1 875, Myra C. Jordan, daughter of Daniel C. and Caroline 
Jordan, b. Lubec, Me., April 25, 1855. Res. Danversport. 
A soldier in Rebellion three years (see Danvers military 
records). 
Children : 

1. Henry J., ^h. Dec. 13, 1875, 

2. WUliam E.,^ b. Feb. 11, 1878. 

3. Charles ir.,» b. July 9, 1879; d. Dec. 13, 1882. 

ill. Apklaide V.,« b. Mch. 24, 1848, in Danvers; m. Oct. 19, 1874, 
Orlando Hatch. Res. Danvers. One son : 
I. Ilerhcrt B. Ilatc/i,^ b. Jan. 30, 1875, in Danvers. 
iv Ella,^ b. Mcli. 24, 1852, in East Boston; unmarried. 
V. WuAA\:i TI.,M). Feb. 28, 1850, in Danvers: d. April 28, 1851. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. "J-J 

50 

Edward C." Blake [TJioinas^' Edward^ Increase,^ Jamcs^^Javics,' 
Williai)0-), son of Thomas and Susanna (Stimpson) Blake, born in 
Boston, March 24, 1810; married there Sarah, daughter of Moses 
Spiller, who was born in Salem, and died in Boston Aug. 31, 1847, 
aged 26. He was a carpenter, resided in South Boston, and died 
after 1865. 

Children : 

i. Charles E.,* b. ; res 1897, at Cromwell, Conn. 

ii. Sarah S.,^ b. ; m. Henry J. Leonard of Boston ; ref:. 1S97, 

in Portland, Me. No eliildreu. 

51 

Henry Taylor"' Blake {Ellis Gray^ Benjamin^" Increasc^Javics^' 
James,^ Williav}), son of Ellis Gray and Mary (Taylor) I^lake, 
born March 17, 1798, in Boston, or on board a vessel bound to or 
from Boston ; married at Petersburg, Va., Caroline M. Friend, 
who died in Washington, D. C, Oct. 1 1, 1886. Mr. Blake resided 
in Philadelphia, where he was engaged in mercantile busine.?s un- 
til his death, April 15, 1866. 

Children : 

i. Virginia,® b. ; entered the Order of the Holy Cross, was 

directress of an academy in Indiana, where she d. in 18S7. 

ii. M. THERE,SA,®b. ; m. Col. Juan Lewis; res. Washinaton, 

D. C. 

iii. Henry T.,^ b. ; m. Cornelia Davis of Colorado ; res. 

1898, at Lithia Springs. Georgia. Children : 

1. Percival Adair,^ b. April 7, 1879, in Canon City, Col. 

2. Henry Taylor? b. Jan. 30, 1881, in Canon City, Col. 

3. Alva Davis? b. March 31, 1887. in Manitou, Col. 

iv. Josephine G.,^ b. ; teacher in public schools, Pliiladel- 

phia. Pa., and 1898, in Interior Department, "Wasliingtoii, 
D. C. ; res. at Brookland, D. C. 



Rev. Bennett Taylor'^ Blake {Ellis Gray^ Benjamin,'' In- 
crease? James,^ James,^ William^), son of Ellis Gray and Mary 
(Taylor) Blake, born in Bethlehem, "9 miles from Jerusalem," 
Southampton Co., Va., Jan. 3, 1800; married ist, Fetna Price, 



yS BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Robertson) Price, born July 7, 

1 8 10, died ; married 2d, Feb. 18, 1837, Scheherazade Price, 

sister of Fetna, born Dec. 12, 1805, died May 31, 1853, at Raleigh, 
N. C. 

Mr. Blake was connected with the North Carolina conference 
of the M. E. Church about sixty years, and was an active itinerant 
minister about twenty-five years, holding many of the most im- 
portant charges, notably at Raleigh and Newbern, being Presiding 
Elder for some time. At his own expense, he established the 
Greensboro' Female College, where he served in the chair of 
English instruction for some time ; later, he established a school 
for girls in Raleigh, but after the death of his wife he retired to 
his farm at Oaky Grove, remaining there until his death, which 
occurred May 28, 1882. "A most devout, consecrated and lov- 
able man." 

Children, by first marriage : 

107. i. Latra Axx,s b. March 1, 1829; m. 1851, Prof. William C. 

Doub. 

ii. Mary Rebecca,^ b. April 20, 1831 ; d. July 29, 1839. 
iii. Joiix Gray,8 b. Sept. 5, 1833; d. Sept. 28, 1836. 
iv. Bexxett T.,® b. Nov. 5, 1835 : d. Aug. 29, 1854. 
Child, by second marriage : 

108. V. Joseph,* b. Apr. 5, 1839; m. Sept. 20, 18G0, Lucy Caroline 

Person. 



53 

Dr. Ellis Gray' Blake {Ellis Gray,^ Benjamin,^ Increase,'^ 
Jaiiics,^ James,- William^), son of Ellis Gray and Mary (Taylor) 
Blake, born at Bethlehem Cross Roads, South Hampton Co., Va., 
Aug. 5, 1802; married in Caswell Co., N. C, Feb. 25, 1830, 
Elizabeth Leachman, daughter of Thomas and Susan Leachman, 
who was born in Caswell Co., April i, 1810, and died at Waynes- 
boro', N. C, Oct. 20, 1832. 

He married 2d, in Bentonville, Ark., about 1853, Mrs. L H. B. 
McClain. 

Mr. Blake studied medicine in Boston, but only practised occa- 
sionally, prefering teaching, to which he gave his attention the 
greater part of his life. He removed from North Carolina about 
1S42 to Boliver, Mo., where he resided until his decease in 1863. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 79 

Child, by first marriage: 

109. i. John riENRy,^ b. Dec. 17, 1831, in Caswell Co., N. C. ; m. Feb. 

20, 1862, Liicretia A. Hale. 

Child, by second marriage : 

ii. Eliza Vance,^ b. May 30, 1854; d. Dec. 11, 1875. 

54 

Rev. Nathaniel Oliver^ Blake, {Ellis Gray,^' Benjamin,^ In- 
crease,'' Janics,^ Jaines,'^ Williavi^), son of Ellis Gray and Mary 
(Taylor) Blake, was born in Southampton Co., Va., July 12, 1804; 
married at Murfreesboro', N. C, Mary Wheeler, whose parentage 
and date of birth have not been ascertained, but it is said she came 
from St. Johns, New Brunswick. She died at Nashville, Tenn., 
in 1849. 

Mr. Blake was a man of culture and good education, published 
newspapers in Nashville, Shelbyville and other cities, and the later 
years of his life was a Methodist preacher. He died at Jackson, 
Tenn., Feb. 7, 1880. 

Children : 

110. i. Mary Bennett,^ b. Jan. 20, 1827, at Ealeigh, N. C. ; m. 1853, 

Willard C. Blue. 

111. ii. Eliza Ann,« b. Oct. 24, 1829; m. John W. Kirk, Jan. 6, 1848. 
iii. Julia Riddick,^ b. 1835, in Raleicrh, N. C. ; m. in 1852, W. W. 

Myler of Alleghany, Pa., and 2d^in 1862, James M. Woollard ; 
both living, 1897, in Jackson, Tenn. No children. 

112. iv. Emma Lou,^ b. Sept. 8, 1837, in Raleigh, N. C. ; m. Dec. 20. 

1860. Greenville H. Ramsey. 

V. Virginia,* b. ; d. in infancy. 

vi. Martha E.,^ b. ; d. in infancy. 

vii. Andrewetta,* b. ; m. George Coon of Trenton, Tenn. 

Five children, of whom are, William^ in Trenton, and Georqe,^ 

Jr.. in Obion Co., Tenn. 



Nathaniel'^ Blake {Nathaniel,'^ Benjaniin,'' I/icrease,^ Jajncs,^ 
Jaines,^ William^), son of Nathaniel and Lucy (Parker) Blake, 
born Jan. 9, 1795, in Boston ; married in Boston, Dec. 8, 1822, 
Bridget Shelton, daughter of John and Bridget Shelton, who was 
born in 1798, in Boston, and died there July 4, 1830. He was a 
sailmaker in Boston, and died at Watertown, March 9, 1869. 



So BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. John Doak,« b. June 27, 1824; d. Oct. 9, 1824. 
ii. John James, ^ b. Aug. 14, 1825; res, unknown. 

iii. Mary Shelton,^ b. March 26, 1828 ; m. May 8, 1861, Elbridge 
G. Tarbell, son of Brooks and Anna (Lawrence) Tarbell, who 
was b. Feb. 2, 1829, in Cambridge, and d. A^n-il II, 1893, 
at Framingham, where his widow res. 1897. 
One child : 
1. Mary E. Tarbell,^ b. Feb. 13, 1862, at Watertown ; m. Feb. 
25, 1880, at Littleton, Ezra L. Sherman, son of Linus C. 

and Mary vS. Sherman, who was b. , at Keene, N. H. 

Three children living in 1898 : 
i. Cyrus Wood Sherman,^'' b. May 10, 1880, at Littleton, 
ii. Elizabeth J. Sherman,^" b. July 22, 1881 (twin), at 

Lunenburg, 
iii. Mary W. Sherman,io b. July '22, 1881 (twin), at Lunen- 
burg.- 

iv. Nathaniel,^ b. July 4, 1830; d. July 5, 1830. 



56 

Ellis Gray' Blake {Ahithanic!,^ Benjamin,^ Increase,'^ James,"^ 
James,' William^), son of Nathaniel and Lucy (Parker) Blake, 
born March 2i, 1796, in Boston ; married first, in Boston, May 31, 
1 818, Sarah Blake Wiswall, daughter of Oliver and Hannah (Blake) 
Wiswall, who was born June, 1802, and died in Boston, April 16, 
1 82 1, aged 18 years 10 months ; married second, in Boston, Nov. 
15, 1 82 1, Ann E. Wyman, daughter of Samuel and Mary P. 
Wyman, who was born Nov. 9, 1804, in Cambridge, and died June 
26, 1881, in Arlington. 

Mr. Blake as a boy went to Jonathan Snelling's school, in Bos- 
ton, according to his own account, written perhaps in 1809: "the 
last of my writing in Boston previous to my departure from 
hence for Petersburg in Virginia, where I had only one quarter 
more schooling, and that at the expense of my uncle ; and after 
whom I was named." 

Mr. Blake was a printer in Boston (on Poplar Street, in 1825), 
a business he carried on until his death, which occurred in West 
Cambridge (now Arlington), June 25, 1841. 

Child by first marriage : 

113. i. Oliver Wiswall,^ b. Sept. 25, 1819, at Boston; m. Aug. 17, 
1842, Sarah J. AVarren. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 8l 

Children by second marriage, all born in West Cambridge, 
except Harriet. 

114. ii. Stephen Palmek,« b. July 30, 1822 ; m. Oct. 29, 1856, Abby 

T. Wood. 

iii. Mary Ann,* b. Jan. 7, 1825; m. October, 1848, Henry Hart, 
of Boston, who d. Jan. 31, 1856. She d. November, 1849. 
No children. 

115. iv. Sophia Matilda,* b. Sept. 7, 1827 ; m. Oct. 17, 1850, William 

T. Wood. 

116. V. Ebenezer Nelson,* b. Feb. 9, 1831 ; m. Sept. 15, 1858, Annie 

E. Whitten. 

117. vi. Martha Russell,* b. Aug. 18, 1833; m. Oct. 28, 1855, 

George E. Richardson. 

118. vii. Harriet Morse,* b. Jan. 17, 1837, at Lexington; m. Aug. 

20, 1857, Cyrus Wood. 

119. viii. Sarah Prescott,* b. Nov. 9, 1839; m. Nov. 5, 1863, John S. 

Crosby. 

57 

Harrison Gray* Blake, Jr. (Harrison G.,'' Javies,^ Increase,^ 
Increase,^ James,^ James,'^ William'^), son of Harrison G. and 
Lucy (Goodell) Blake, born March 17, 18 18, at Newfane, Vt. 
After the death of his mother, in 182 1, he was taken into the 
family of Mrs. Jesse Rhoades, at Salem, N. Y., and there remained 
until 1830, when the family removed to Guilford, Ohio. Here 
on his first day in school, he met Betsey A. Bell, whom he 
subsequently married at Seville, O., Jan. i, 1840. She was the 
daughter of William Bell, who was born Jan. 20, 1820, at Seville, 
O., and died at Medina, O., Jan. 30, 1893. 

Mr. Blake commenced the study of law, while engaged as a 
clerk in a store, and was subsequently admitted to the bar and 
established himself at Medina, O., where he had an extensive 
practice. He served four years in the Ohio Legislature, was 
president of the Senate in 1848-9; Representative to the Thirty 
-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses. He was a man of great 
ability, and was held in high esteem. H. G. Blake Post 169, 
G. A. R., of Medina, is named for him. He died April 16, 1876, 
at Medina, Ohio. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. Dec. 4, 1842; m. Feb. 16, 1863, Robert M. 
McDowelL He served in 2d Ohio Cavalry during the civil 



82 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

war. A banker in Medina, 0., where he d. Sept. 29, 1897. 
Children : 

1. Bessie McDowell,'^'' b. Jan. 3, 1865, at Relay House, Ind. ; 

m. Jan. 30, 1890, Lieut. C. H. Hewes/U.S.N., who d. 

March 12, 1890. One child : 

i. Florence Hinman Hewes," b. Nov. 20, 1890. 

2. H. G. Blake McDowell,^'' b. Oct. 31, 1868, at Medina, O. ; 

m. Dec. 20, 1893, Florence Andrews. One daughter: 
i. Elizabeth McDowell," b. April 11, 1896. 

3. Thomas C. McBoweU,^" h. June 26, 1872, at Medina, O. 

Graduated from Williams College, Mass., June 24, 1896. 

4. Katharine 3fcI)oiveII,^° b. April 11, 1874, at Medina, 0. 

5. Bobert 0. McJDoweU,^'^ b. Sept. 8, 1884, at Medina, O. 

ii. Helen,9 b. Jan. 14, 1845 ; m. in 1866, Oakey H. McDowell, 
brother of Robert H. ; res. Medina, O. He served in 2d Ohio 
Cavalry, during the civil war. Children : 

1. Be/en McDowell,^" b. October, 1869, at Medina, O. 

2. Barry IfcDowell^'^ b. Nov. 25, 1873, at Medina, O. ; d. 

June 4, 1880. 



58 

Rebecca^ Blake {Harrison G.^ James,^ Increase,^ Increase,* 
Janies,^ Janics,^ Williani^), daughter of Harrison G. and Lucy 
Blake (Goodell), born Nov. 3, 1820, in Vermont. She was the 
child who survived the perilous journey on the mountains in 1821, 
her mother saving the child's life at the expense of her own, 

a full account of which is given on page 60. She married S 

Courtland De Groate, and lived in Cleveland until her death, which 
occurred May 15, 1898. Her husband died many years ago. I 
regret not being able to obtain a more complete record of the 
family than is here given. 

Children : 

i. Ellen R. De Groate,® b. ; m. George Woodburn, and 

had two children ; res. Cleveland, O. 

ii. Naomi De Groate,® b. ; m. April 25, 1871, Hiram 

Munn, who was b. Sept. 25, 1836, at Rockport, O. One child : 
1. Asher Munn^'' b. Feb. 15, 1872, at Rockport, O. 

iii. Harrison G. De Groate,® b. ; m. , and had a 

family. 

iv. RosANNAH De Groate,® b. ; unmarried. 

V. Della De Groate,® b. ; m. January, 1891, Charles 

Kellogg. No children. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 83 

59 

Isaac William^ Blake {Harrison G.,' James, ^ Increase,^ T71- 
crease,^ Jaines,^ James,'^ William^), son of Harrison G. and Sibyl 
(Williams) Blake, born Sept. 28, 1826, in Vermont; married at 
Hinckley, Ohio, in 1849, Deligrit Miller, who was born in 1828, at 
Canandaigua, N. Y., and died in Cleveland, O., May 10, 1851. 
He married second, June 2, 185 i, Arathusa, a sister of his first 
wife, daughter of Hiram and Maria (Demming) Miller, who was 
born March 13, 1832, at Henrietta, N. Y. Mr. Blake was a sail- 
maker; resided in Cleveland, O., where he died March 19, 1884. 
His widow and daughter are living, 1897, at Albion, Nebraska. 
A cane presented to Judge Dawes by General Washington is in 
their possession. 

Children : 

i. Louis E.,8 b. July 23, 1852; d. Aug. 16, 1853. 
ii. Veunie M.,^ b. Aug. 5, 1855 ; res. 1897, at Albiou, Nebraska. 

60 

James Green^ Blake {Harrison G.,' James, ^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
James, ^ James ^- William^), son of Harrison G. and Sibyl (Williams) 
Blake, born Sept. 28, 1828, in Vermont; married in Rockport, 
Ohio, Sept. 2, 1856, Eliza Roe, daughter of Ezra J. and Anne 
(Veredenburgh) Roe, who was born Oct. 7, 1830, at Schenectady, 
N, Y. He is a ship-builder ; has resided in Cleveland, Brooklyn 
and Orwell, Ohio, and is living in 1898 at Chapel, Ashtabula Co., 
Ohio. 

Children : 

i. Nellie,^ b. June 17, 1857, at Cleveland, O. ; m. March 3, 1875, 
Russell Brainard, who was b. Feb. 25, 1853, at Brooklyn, O. ; 
res. 1897, Ashtabula, O. One child: 
1. Ollie Brainard,^"^ b. Nov. 21, 1879, at Brooklyn, 0. 

ii. Harry (David Harrison),^ b. Oct. 27, 1858, at Cleveland, O. ; 
m. Sept. 24, 1879, Lena Hawks, who was b. June 16, 1861, 
at Ashtabula, O. He d. March 12, 1897. Family res. JefFer- 
son, O., 1898. Children : 

1. Grade Pearl^'' b. Aug. 10, 1880, at Jefferson, O. 

2. /Ha,i° b. Dec. 4, 1883, at Brooklyn, O. 

3. Zis/e," b. May 16, 1886, at Jefferson, O. 

4. James,^'' b. Nov. 10, 1888, at Jefferson, O. 

5. Mary,^'^ b. Jan. 1, 1890, at Jeft^erson, O. 

6. Nellie,'''' b. Oct. 9, 1894, at Jefferson, O. 



84 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

iii. Lillian,^ b. Jan. 13, 1871, at Cleveland, O. ; m. Jan. 16, 1894, 
Lee Gray, who was b. Jan. 28, 1873, at Trumbull, O. ; res. 
Jefferson, O. Child : 
1. Helen Gray,^'' b. Dec. 7, 1894, at Jefferson, O. 

iv. Gracie,^ b. Feb. 28, 1873, at Brooklyn, O. ; d. May 14, 1873. 



61 

Lydia M.^ Blake {Harrison G.^ Janies,^' Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
Janies^ Jajues,- Williavi^), daughter of Harrison G. and Sibyl 
(Williams) Blake, born Sept. 6, 1832, at Albion, N. Y. ; married 
in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1852, Capt. Rufus C. Sproul, who was 
born Feb. 22, 1821, at Windsor, Me.. He was a sailor and 
commanded vessels both on the sea and on the lakes. He died in 
Cleveland, O., Feb. 7, 1878. Mrs. Sproul resides 1897 in Cleve- 
land. 

Children, all born in Cleveland : 

i. William Harrison Sproul,^ b. Oct. 19, 1852; m. . 

and settled in Chicago, 111., there living 1897. 

ii. Ella Florence Sproul,^ b. April 6, 1854; m. Sept. 9, 1880, 

Urban Hird, who was b. , 1844, at Rockport; res. 

Cleveland. Children : 

1. George S. Hird,^'> b. March 12, 1884. 

2. Herbert R. Hird,^'' b. Aug. 21, 1890. 

iii. Hattie Sibyl Sproul,^ b. July 5, 1856 ; m. 1st, Dec. 25, 1880, 
in Cleveland, O., John J. Willis, who was b. Nov. 8, 1855, at 
Oswego, N. Y., and d. June 12, 1881 ; m. 2d, Aug. 13, 1884, 
in Buffalo, N. Y., Dr. Joshua G. Lewis, who was b. Oct. 19, 
1844, at Limaville, 0. ; res. Cleveland, O., 1897. 
Children, all b. in Cleveland, 0. : 

1. Celia Lydia Lew{s,^° b. June 14, 1885. 

2. Henry Rufus Lewis,^^ b. Nov. 3, 1886. 

3. Mhel May Lewis,'''' b. Jan. 31, 1891. 

iv. Frank Sproul,^ b. June 23, 1858; m. , 1889, Delia 

Miller. No children. Res. Cleveland. 

V. Charles Blake Sproul,^ b. April 16, 1863; m. May 29, 
1895, Hattie Foster, who was b. March 8, 1869, at Parma, O. ; 
res. Cleveland, O. 

vi. Ernest Sproul,^ b. Dec, 10, 1864; unmarried; res. Cleve- 
land, 0. 

vii. Herbert Rufus Sproul,^ b. June 3, 1875; unmarried; res. 
Cleveland, O. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 85 

62 

John Wesley^ Blake {Harrison G ,'' Janies,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
James, ^ James, "^ William^), son of Harrison G. and Sibyl (Williams) 
Blake, born Aug. 9, 1834, at Albion, N. Y. ; married Nov. 16, 1856, 
Helen Potter, who was born at Waterford, Ireland, April 8, 1836, 
and died Oct. 26, 1896, in Cleveland. He resides 1897 in Cleve- 
land. 

Children, born in Cleveland : 

i. Edwin B.,^ b. July 14, 1858; m. Sept., 1879, at Brighton, O., 

Lucy Brainard, who was b. , 1856, at Brighton, O., and 

d. March 9, 1881. He m. 2d, Jan. 7, 1885, in Cleveland, O., 
Eliza Elliot, who was b. in Dover, O., Dec. 23, 1803. R. R. 
conductor; res. Cleveland, 1890. 
Child by first marriage : 

1. J%,i" b. March 3, 1881. 

Children by second marriage, born in Cleveland : 

2. Bessie,^" b. Nov. 21, 1885. 

3. Wesley,'^'' b. June 24, 1891. 

ii. Carrie,^ b. June 1, 1863; m. July, 1880, William Merrick, of 
Cleveland, He d. March 1, 1887. One child: 

1. Edna Merrick,'^'' b. Nov. 20, 1884. 

Mrs. Merrick m. 2d, 1892, Jacob Schuckert, who was b. in 
Hazelton, Penn., 1866, and they now reside there. Child: 

2. Hester Schuckert, '^^ b. Oct. 12, 1895. 

iii. Bessie,^ b. , 1867, a teacher in the public schools, Cleve- 
land, 0. 

03 

Sibyl Dorcas^ Blake {Harrison G J James,^ Increase,^ Increase,^ 
James,^ James^^ Williani^), daughter of Harrison G. and Sibyl 
(Williams) Blake, born Oct. 5, 1836, at Albion, N. Y. ; married, 
Oct. 5, 1854, in Cleveland, O., Job W. Harper, born in England in 
1829. She died Dec. 8, 1894, in Cleveland, where he resides, 1897. 

Children, born in Cleveland : 

i. Clarence Harper,^ b. July 1, 1855; m. May 18, 1879, Lettie 
Edson, b. March 3, 1857, in Cleveland, O. ' No children. 

ii. Cora Harper,'' b. June 10, 1858; d. in infancy. 

iii. Luther B. Harper,^ b. Jan. 9, 1861 ; m. Oct. 24, 1878, in 
Cleveland, O., Bessie E. Norton, who was b. Sept. 4, 1861, 
in Merriott, Somersetshire, England ; res. Cleveland. 
Children, b. in Cleveland, 0.: 

1. Lewelhjn B. Harper,'^^ b. July 25, 1879. 

2. Gertrude Harper,^'' b. Dec. 16, 1883. 



86 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

64 

Rebekah M.^ Hill (E/icadrt/i B.," Jaincs,^' Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
Jaiues,^ Ja)>ics,'' Williani^), daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Bridge (Blake) Hill, born Sept. 15, 18 16; married April 10, 1839, 
Arad H. Powers, who was born Aug. 5, 1812. A farmer ; died at 
South Newfane, Vt., 1888. 

She died Oct. 8, 1848. 

Children : 

i. Adell\ M. Poavers,'' b. Oct. 12, 1839, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. Jan. 
19, 1860, John S. Stratton, son of Asa Stratton, who was b. 
Oct. 13, 1835, at-Newfane, Vt. ; res. 1877, at Williamsville, 
A"t. ; in 1897, at South Newfane, Vt. Children : 

1. Ma M. Slratton,'^'' b. Oct. 9, 1860, at Newfane, Vt. 

2. Ella J. Stratton,'^'^ b. Oct. 11, 1869, at Dummerston, Vt. 

3. Johi M. Stratton,^'^ b. May 2, 1871, at Dummerston, Vt. 

ii. Elsie Jennette Powers,^ b. Nov. 28, 1840, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 
m. Feb. 12, 1862, at Newfane, Vt., Francis R. Smith, son of 
Ruel Smith, who was b. Jan. 30, 1839. A farmer; res. AYil- 
mington, Vt., 1897. Children: 

1. Francis Gilbert Sinith,^^ b. Nov. 17, 1864, at Wilmington, 

Vt. ; m. May 4, 1886, Dulcena R. Adams ; res. Wilmington. 

2. William Dorr Simth,^^ b. Feb. 22, 1867, at Wilmington, Vt. ; 

res. Concord, N. PI. 

3. Mary Ma Smit/i,^" b. March 15, 1869, at Wilmington, Vt. ; 

m. Oct. 18, 1892, at Brattleboro, Vt., Dr. Halbert L. 
Waterman ; res. Perdy Station, N. Y. 

iii. Ellex ¥j. Powers,^ b. June 20, 1845, at Marlboro', Vt. ; m. 
March 7, 1865, Asa H. Stratton, son of Asa Stratton, who 
was b. March 29, J 839, at Newfane, Vt. Occupation, farmer; 
res. Williamsville, Vt., in 1877, and West Brattleboro, Vt., in 
1897. Children: 

1. Dana A. Stratton}'' b. Nov. 13, 1866, at Dummerston, Vt. ; 

m. Mrs. Vira Taylor ; res. Westfield, Mass. 

2. Leslie E. Stratton}-^ b. Oct. 24, 1868, at Dummerston, Vt. ; 

m. Nellie Adams ; res. Williamsville. 

3. Herbert P. Stratton,^" b. Nov. 6, 1874, at Dummerston, Vt. 

4. Mary E. Stratton,^" b. May 19, 1881, at Newfane, Vt. 

iv. RosELMA M. PoiVERS,^ b. May 27, 1847, at Marlboro', Vt. ; d. 
Sept. 30, 1847. 

V. Rebekah E. Powers,^ b. July 24, 1848, at Marlboro', Vt. ; d. 
Dec. 4, 1848. 

65 

Sarah R.* Hill {ElisabetJi B.,' Javics,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
Janies,^ Jamcs^^ William^), daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Bridge (Blake) Hill, born July 29, 1820, at West Dover, Vt. ; mar- 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 8/ 

ried first, Nov. 23, 1841, at Marlboro', Vt., Cyrus Stearns, adopted 
son of Josiah Stearns, born Nov. ir, 18 15. He was a farmer, and 
died Feb. 3, 1855, at Marlboro', Vt. She married second, Luther 
Richardson, at Newfane, Vt., where he died Feb. 6, 1859. She mar- 
ried third, in i860, Christopher Brown, at Newfane, Vt., and had 
one son, George W. Brown, ^ born Jan. 9, 1861. She died Dec. 3, 
1882, in Worcester, Mass. 
Children, born at Marlboro', Vt. : 

i. Betsey J. Stearns,^ b. Oct. 15, 1842; d. Dec. 14, 1842. 

ii. Henky M. Stearns,^ b. Jan. 10, 1844; m. Jan. 20, 187G, at 
Claremont, N. H., Alice Maria Elmer, daughter of Dwight 
W. and Mary (Kelsey) Elmer ; res. Claremont, N. II. She d. 
Dec. 17, 1881. One child: 
1. Minnie A. Stearns,^'' b. Jan. 27, 1879, at Chester, Vt. 

iii. Elizabeth II. Stearns,^ b. Mch. 6, 1846; m. 1st, Feb. G, 
1870, at Albany, N. Y., Albert E. Matteson, son of Warren 
and Julia L. (Hibbard) Matteson, who was b. Sept. 22, 1840, 
at Shaftsbury, Vt. ; res. 1897, Salem, N. Y. He d. Oct. 27, 
1872, at Shaftsbury. Children, b. at Shaftsbury, Vt, : 

1. Warren G. Matteson,'^'' b. Dec. 17, 1870; m. Feb. '2iy, 1896, 

at Worcester, Mass., Marguerite L. Ryan, who was b. 
, at Hartford, Conn. Res. Providence, R. I. 

2. Hugh S. MuMeson,^'' b. May 3, 1872 ; d. Dec. 5, 1872. 
Mrs. INIattesou m. 2d, Oct. 22, 1879, at North Bennington, 

Vt., Horace Edgerton, son of Norman and Martha M. (Buck) 
Edgerton, who was b. Sept. o, 1855, at Bennington, Vt. 

iv. Augusta H. Stkakxs, b. Nov. 9, 1847; res. Brattleboro', Vt., 
1897. 

V. John A. Stearns,^ b. March 16, 1851 ; m. Nov. 25, 1879, at 
West Brattleboro, Vt., Emma M. Dunklee, daughter of Jona- 
than and Belinda C. (Smith) Dunklee, who was b. May 3, 
1854, at AVest Springfield, Mass. He d. May 13, 188G. and 
his widow m. M. V. Colton, of Hinsdale, and there resides, 
1897. One son: 
1. Walter D. Stearns,^'' b. March 23, 1883, at Brattleboro, Vt. 

vi. Stella R. Stearxs,^ b. June 1, 1852; m. May 4, 1874, at West 
Brattleboro', Vt., Oscar Ledoit Moore, son of Peter and 
Sophronia (Haskins) Moore, who was b. Oct. 12, 1850, at 
Wardsboro', Vt. ; res. Worcester. Children, b. at Worcester : 

1. Glara E. Moore,'"'' b. Nov. 13, 1875. 

2. Harry U. Moore^"" b. Jan. 1, 1880. 

vii. Cyrus J. Stearns,^ b. June Vl, 1854 (twin) ; d. April 14, 1863. 

viii. Sarah Jaxe Stearns,^ b. June 12, 1854 (twin) : m. Nov. 9, 
1882, at Worcester, J. AYesley Norton, son of Tristram and 
Rebecca Norton, who was b. Dec. 19, 1849, at Kingsfield, 
Me. ; res. Worcester. Children, b. at Worcester : 



88 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

1. Edioin F. Norton,'^'' b. July 4, 1883. 

2. Ernest W. Norton,^" b. May 21, 1885. 

3. Ralph S. Norton,^'' b. Feb. 23, 1887. 

4. Harold F. NoHon,^'^ b. Jan. 8, 1889 ; d. Nov. 30, 1892. 

5. Florence H. Norlon,'^^ b. March 26, 1891. 

66 

Elizabeth Blake^ McCulloch {Sally^ Janies,^ Increase,^ I?i- 
crease,* Ja;ncs,^ Jajiies^- William^), daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and 
Sally (Blake) McCulloch, born Jan. 6, i8i8, at Marlboro", Vt. ; 
married Dec. 5, 1839, at Savoy, Mass., Daniel Miller, son of 
Nathan and Philena Miller, born Aug. 13, 18 17, at Savoy, Mass. 
He was a farmer, and resided in Savoy, where he died May 22, 
1 89 1. Mrs. Miller resides at Savoy, 1897. 

Children : 

i. Abigail R. Miller,^ b. May 23, 1842, at Savoy, Mass. ; d. 
Feb. 12, 1845. 

ii. James V. Miller,^ b. June 10, 1846, at Adams, Mass.; m. 
June 16, 18G7, at Adams, Mass., Hannah R. Wheelock, daugh- 
ter of Simon and Rebekah (Kitridge), Wheelock, who was 

b. , at Hyde Park, Vt. ; res. at Savoy, Mass., 1897. 

Children : 

1. Francis J. Miller,'''' b. April 10, 1868, at Savoy ; d. Nov. 6, 

1870. 

2. Fred D. Miller,^'' b. March 2, 1871, at Adams. 

3. Emma E. Miller,^'' b. Feb. 18, 1874, at Savoy; m. July 17, 

1892, at Savoy, Frank W. Taylor, son of A. Dennis and 

and Fanny (Starks) Taylor; res. West Hawley, Mass. 

One child : 

i. Albert Duane Taylor," b. May 16, 1893, at Hawley, 

Mass. 

4. George E. Miller,^'' b. Oct. 15, 1875, at Savoy. 

5. Willian E. Miller,'^'' b. April 22, 1878, at Adams ; d. June 

30, 1883. 

6. M<iry V. Miller,'''' b. Aug. 18, 1882, at Adams. 

iii. Horace E. Miller,^ b. May 23, 1849, at Savoy; m. Aug. 15, 
1877, at Savoy, Sarah J. Dyer, daughter of Dexter and t.'aro- 
line (Bartlett)' Dyer. Mr. Miller d. June 12, 1892, at Conway. 
One child : 
1. Earl E. Miller,"' h. June 1, 1878, at Cummington, jMass. 

iv. Duane D. Miller,-' b. Aug. 8, 1851, at Savoy; m. July 15. 
.1873, at Savoy, jMary A. Mayhew, daughter of Zachariah and 
Mary (Mirickj Mayhew. Mr. Miller d. Oct. 14, 1888, at 
Savoy. Three children, b. at Savoy : 



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1. Rena E. Miller,'^' 1). June 10, 1877 ; m. Jan. 1, 189G, Eniest 

Meacham. 

2. Harrij G. Miller,^'' b. Jan. 12, 1883. 

3. Sadie E. Miller^'' b. July 12, 1885. 

Vesta C. Miller,^ b. April 5, 18G3, at Savoy ; m. May 22. 
188G, at Conway, Zebina B. Kemp, son of Darwin and Adaline 
(Town) Kemp ; res. Adams. Two children, b. at Adams : 

1. Anhnr E. Keinp,^'' b. March 15, 1887. 

2. Carl IF. Kemp}'^ b. Oct. 21, 1.S95. 



67 

James Blake^ McCulloch {Sally ^ James ^'' Increase,^ Increase,'' 
Jauies^ Jamesi' William^), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally (Blake) 
McCulloch, born Feb. 9, 182 1, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married Sept. 5, 
1847, at New Lebanon, N. Y., Stisan Mason, daughter of Barnet 
and Susannah (Edmunds) Mason, born Aug. 18, 1826, at Farming- 
ton, N. Y. Mr. McCulloch resided at Lee, N. Y., where he died 
May 24, 1877. Widow living in 1897. 

Child : 

i. EiiJiA E. McCulloch,^ b. Jan. 8, 1850, at Lee, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 
10, 1878, at Delta, N. Y., George J. Haas; res. 18'J7, at 
Taberg, Oneida Co., N. Y. One child survives : 
1. James Donald Haas?'' b. May 29, 1889, at Taberg, N. Y. 

68 

Rev. Williarl" McCulloch {Sally,'' James,'' Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
James,^James,'^ William^), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally (Blake) 
McCulloch, born March 10, 1823, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married April 
4, 1844, at Ashfield, Mass., Plannah Rude, daughter of Thaddeus 
and Betsey (Vincent) Rude, born April 8, 1824, at Ashfield, Mass. 
Mr. McCulloch was ordained to the gospel ministry of the Second 
Advent denomination at Amboy, Lee Co., Illinois, in i860. He 
has resided at Red Oak, Iowa, since 1874. 

Children : 

i. "WiLLLVM IIexrv McCulloch,^ b. Dec. 15, 1844, at Ashfield; 
m. March 2, 1867. at East Grove Township, Lee Co.. 111., 
Ellen S., daughter of James and Samantha Allen. ]Mr. 
McCulloch is a farmer ; res. Dunkirk, Wis., Gilman, Towa, 
and in 1897 at Newburg, Jasper Co., Iowa. Children : 
1. Minnie H. McCidloch?'' b. Jan. 2G, 18G8. at Lamoille, 111.; 

m. April G, 1889, Charles Ballard. Three children : 
6 



90 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

i. Gladys A. M. Ballard," b. May 23, 1890. 
ii. Kalph McCulloch Ballard," b. Jan. 30, 1892. 
iii. Hazel Ellen Ballard," b. Jan. 31, 1893. 

2. James William McCulloch, ^° b. Oct. 25, 1869, at Dunkirk. 

Wis. 

3. ffein-^ Harold 3Ic Culloch,^'' h. Dec. 7, 1871, at Hickory 

Grove, Iowa. 

4. Lillian Leora McCulloch, ^^"^ b. Dec. 15, 1873, at Hickory 

Grove, Iowa. 

ii. Mary A. McCulloch,'-' b. June 8, 1849, at Charlemont, Mass. ; 
m. Jan. 7, 1868, in La Salle Co., 111., William L. Street, son 
of Jonathan and Adaline (Wharton) Street, b. March 10, 
1844, at Bristol, Pa.; res. Rutland, La Salle Co., 111., Red 
Oak, Iowa, and in 1897 at Plattsmouth, Neb. Children: 

1. Walter W. Street,^'' b. Sept. 18, 1869, in La Salle Co., Ill: 

m. Oct. 11, 1893, at Weeping Water, Neb., Hattie E. 
Woodard, daughter of A. P. and Theresa M. (Bull) 
Woodard ; res. Red Oak, Iowa. Two children, b. at 
Red Oak : 

i. Harold W. Street," b. April 21, 1895. 
ii. Merrill W. Street," b. Aug. 1, 1896. 

2. Mary Elnia Street,^"* b. June 8, 1874, in La Salle Co., 111. 

A teacher at Durango, Col., 1897. 

3. Clara Edna Stree/,^'^ b. July 2(;. 1.S76, at Red Oak, Iowa. 

A teacher near Plattsmouth, Xeb., 1897. 

iii. Marskna P. McCulloch,^ b. Aug. 4, 1854, at North Adams, 
Mass. ; m. Sept. 19, 1877, at Villisca, Iowa, Mary Alice Cope- 
land, daughter of William and Roxanna (Baker) Copeland, b. 
Dec. 24, 1854, at Villisca. Iowa; d. Feb. 13, 1898, at Red Oak. 
Iowa, where the family reside. Two children, b. at Red Oak : 

1. Marsena A. McCulloch,'^'' b. July 18, 1878; d. Sept. 17, 

1879. 

2. Leila M. McCulloch,^" b. Dec. 27, 1884. 

69 

Leonard^ McCulloch {Sallj',"' Jarnes,^ Increase,^ Inc7rase,^ 
Jaines,^Jaincs,'^ Williavi^), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally (Blake) 
McCulloch, born Nov. i8, 1824, at Winhall, Vt. ; married Feb. 10, 
1847, at Stamford, Vt., Lucy Ann Sherman, daughter of Joseph 
and Melinda (Pike) Sherman, born Dec. 15, 1827, at Savoy, Mass. 
Mr. McCulloch resides at Adams, Mass., and is a janitor at the 
Hoosac St. School. He was a member of Mass. Legislature, 
1879, 3-"<^ '^^^ \yQQ\\ a Justice of the Peace since i860, being one 
of the oldest in office in Berkshire County. 

Children : 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. QI 

i. Almiron Jtjdsoi«^ McCulloch,^ b. Oct. 20, 1847, at Savoy, 
Mass.; m. March 28, 1867, at Savoy, Caroline .1. Miller, 

daughter of William and Hannah Miller, who was b. , 

at Savoy. Cliildren. all b. at Savoy : 

1. EsteUa L. McCh/Ioc/i,'" b. Dec. 24. isr.S; d. Jan. 15, 1875. 

2. Elmer L. Mc Culloch,^'' b. May 0. 1H70. 

3. Elwin L. McCidloch}" b. Jan. 13, 1870. 

4. William R. McCnUochy^ b. Jan. 17, 1882. 

0. Ethel B. McGulloch^'' b. Dec. 23, 181)3. 

ii. John L. McCulloch,'' b. Dec. 23, 1866, at Savoy, Mass.; m. 
March 15, 1887, at Northampton, Mass., Leonora M. Lilly, 

daughter of Oscar and Sarah (Ford) Lilly, who was b. , 

1865, at Ashlield, Mass. Children : 

1. Archie B. McGulloch^'' b. .Inne 17, ]8StO, at Savoy; d. Oct. 

9, 1890. 

2. Oscar L. McGidhch}'' b. Jan. 22, 1S92. 

3. Mabel McCuUoch,^'' b. June 19, 1897. 



70 

Nathaniel* McCulloch, Jr. {Sally ^ James, ^ Increase,^ Increase," 
Jaines,^ James,- William'^), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally (Blake) 
McCulloch, born July lO, 1826, at Putney, Vt. ; married Sept. 12, 
1849, at New Lebanon, N. Y., Sarah M. Sails, daughter of Lsaac 
and Esther (Skinner) Sails, who was born at New Lebanon, N. Y. 
Mr. McCulloch has been a manufacturer of thermometers most 
of the time for twenty years, with the exception of two years 
which he spent in Illinois. He resided in 1877, at Rochester, 
N. Y., and in 1897 is living at Normal, 111. 

Children : 

i. Mary Esther McCuLLOcn,^ b. Dec. 18, 1850; d. Feb. 10. 
1852. 

ii. Ella Marla. McCulloch,^ b. Mch. 12, 1852, at New Lebanon, 
N. Y. ; m. Jan. 11, 1870, at Rochester. N. Y., .John P. Vick- 
roy, son of Isaac and Martha (Anderson) Vickroy ; res. 1897, 
at Tecumseh, Neb. Children : 

1. Hattie Adelia VicJcroy,^'' b. May 30, 1872, at Minok, 111.; 

d. Aug. 19, 1872. 

2. Martha Ann Vickroy, '^^ b. July 16, 1875, at Rochester, 

N. Y. 

3. Mahel M. Vickroy,"' b. March 30, 1878, at Rochester, N. Y. 

iii. Sarah Elizabeth McCulloch,^ b. Dec. 21, 1854, at New 
Lebanon, N. Y. ; m. May 16, 1876, at Rochester, N. Y.. Scott 
W. Maynard, son of Jesse and Sarah (Parker) Maynard, who 



92 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

was b. , at Knowlesville. N. Y. Mr. Maynard res. at 

Rochester. Children : 

1. George H. Maynanl^'' b. April 15, 1878. 

2. Nettie E. Maynard,^" b. July 3, 1880. 

3. Freddie Maynard,^'' b. March — , 1883; d. Aug. 20, 1883. 

iv. Gexktte EsTELLA McCuLLOCH,** b. April 21, 18.jG; d. Nov. 
24, 18G6. 

V. Cakoline Ophelia McCulloch,^ b. March 5, 1859 ; d. Nov. 
27, 1859. 

vi. Harriet Eugenia McCulloch,^ b. July 8, 1861 ; m. 1st, Jan. 
19, 1878, at Rochester, N. Y., William G. Pearce, who d. 
March, 1880. One child : 
1. Edith A. Pearce}'' b. June 3, 1879. 

She m. 2d, Sept. 21, 1882, at Rochester, Henry W. Neimann. 
One child : 
1. Harry B. Neimann}" b. Aug. 10, 1884, at Normal, III. 

She m. od, April 19, 1890, at Bloomington, 111., James C. 
Stillman, son of Amos B. and Margaret L. Stillmau ; res. 
Bloomington, III. 

vii. Celia Fhaxces McCullocii,'^ b. May 22, 186G (twin) ; d. 
Oct. 10, 18GG. 

viii. Delia Fraxces McCulloch,^ b. May 22, 18GG (twin) ; d. 
Oct. 11, 18GG. 

ix. AxxA Bell McCulloch,^ b. Jan. 24, 18G9; d. April 8, 18G9. 



71 

Mary ]} McCulloch {Sally,' Jaifics}' Increase,^ Increase,^ Javies}^ 
Javies^- William'^), daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally (Blake) 
iMcCulloch, born Jan. 14, 1828, at Heath, Mass.; married May 
12, 1850, at Savoy, Otis Maynard, son of Ethan and Sally May- 
nard, who was born Jan. 8, 1820, at Savoy, Mass. Mr. Maynard 
was a farmer, and resided at Savoy, Mass., until his death, March 
31, 1884. Mrs. Maynard is living, 1897, at Savoy (P. O. Brier). 

Children, all born at Savoy, Mass. : 

i. Melvix 0. :\Iavxard,''' b. Aug. 19. 1851; d. Nov. 8, 1895, at 
Carson City, Ncv. 

ii. Marshall M. Mayxard,^ b. Jan. 14, 1853: m. July 15, 1873, 
at Savoy, Mass., Phebe A. ]\Iirick, daughter of Noah and 
Lucinda' Mirick, b. Aug. 15, 1855, at Savoy. Mr. Maynard 
is a carpentei- and res. in Adams, Mass., 1897. Child : 
1. Arthur M. Maynard}^ h. Aug. 7, 1883, at Adams, Mass.; 
d. Sept. 3. 1884, at Savoy, Mass. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 93 

Elmer E. Maynard," 1). July ">, 18.J4; m. Oct. 8, 1870, at 
Savoy, Mass., Addie C. \Viiii>-, dauaht( r of Bramau and Betsey 
Wing, who was b. July 17, 1857, at Savoy. INIr. Maynard is 
a farmer; res. at Savoy, 1897. Child: 
1. Winnie A. Maynard^''^, 1). Xov. 2, 1877. at Savoy, Mass. 

WiLLL\M E. Maynard,'-* b. April 11), IS.V.); m. May 11, 1880, 
Luella M. Walker, daughter of Joseph and ^lary W^alker, 
b. Jan. 22, 18G0, at Savoy, Mass. 3Ir. Maynard is a farmer 
and res. at Savoy, 1<SD7. Children, b. at Savoy: 

1. Gay E. Maynard}'' b. Jan. 1, 181t(). 

2. FavA 0. Maynard}'' 1». Sept. 2(1, ISUl. 
o. Ray W. Maynard}'' b. Aug. 17, 181)5. 

EuwiN E. Maynaud,-' b. Aug. 22, 18(;;!; res. Savoy, 1897. 



Rev. EusEinus* McCulloch {Sally}' James}' Increase}' Increase}' 
Janies,^ James}- Williavi^), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally (Blake) 
McCulloch, born May 2i, 1829, at Heath, Mass.; married May 
19, 1852, at Savoy, Mass., Cornelia Haskins, daughter of Levi 
and Julia (Bullard) Haskins, who was born Dec. 8, 1834, at Savoy, 
Mass., and died March 14, 1883, at Lynn, Mass. Mr. McCulloch 
was ordained to the gospel ministry at Wilbraham, Mass., Aug. 
23, 1862, and moved to Nevada, Ohio, May 9, 1870; to Lynn, 
Mass., Jan. [, 1882, and to Battle Creek, Mich., in 1894, where 
he now, [897, resides. 

Children : 

i. Rosic Dkllv MoCuLLocn," b. IMareh ;i, 1.S54; d. Oct. 11, 1857. 

ii. IIattil E. ^IcCiLLocn,'' 1). .luly 5. 1S5'.). at Savoy, INIass. ; m. 
July 29, 1877, at Nevada, Ohio, Prof. A. W. Kelley, son of 
Benjamin and Sarah (Rhodes) Kelley, who was b. at Attica, 
Ohio. Mr. Kelley, Ph.D., M.D.. Professor of Natural Science 
in Battle Creek College since I8<sG, also Professor of Ilistoloiry 
in Chicago Physio-Medical College since 1894, and res. "at 
Battle Creek, JNIich. Children : 

1. Ressa May KcHry}" b. Xov. 2. 1S7-S, at Nevada, ( ). 
■ 2. Virgil Eusebius Kelley}" b. Aug. 2G, 188-'). at Eostoria, O. 

3. Sarah Cornelia Kelley}" b. Dec. 2(1, 1S8(;, at Battle Creek, 

Mich. 

4. All»'rf Lyudnn Kelle>/}" b. ]March 2. l.S<.»5, at Battle Creek. 

iii. Gi:i;tkii)E jMay McCiLLoCH.'' b. June 12. 1871, at Nevada, 
Ohio; d. Julv 19, 1878. 



94 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Adomram Judson' McCulloch {Sa/Zy,'' Jaincs,^' Increase,^ 
Increase,'^ Jauu's,^ Jaincs^- William^) son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally 
(Blake) McCulloch, born April 5, 183 1, at Florida, Mass.; mar- 
ried March 6, 1S51, at Savoy, Mass., Emily P. Edwards, daughter 
of Geor-e and Fannie (Phelps) Edwards, of Northampton, who 
was born Aug'. 20, 1833, at Northampton ; living at Chelsea in 
1897. Mr. McCulloch resided at North Adams, Mass., where he 
died May 9, 1873. 

Children : 

i. Fanxie E. McCulloch,^ Ij. Sept. 27, 1860, at North Adams, 
Mass.; m. Jan. 15, 1893, at Boston, Edward L. Blood, of 
Boston, son of David E. and Mary J. Blood, who was b. at 
Mason, N. H. Res. Chelsea. 

ii. T. Ei:(;i.:xE McCulloch,^ b. Oct. G, 18G2, at North Adams, 
Mass. Res. Chelsea. 

74 

Rev. Harrison Grav^ McCulloch {Sally;' James, ^ Increase,^ 
I ncrcacs ,'^ James ^■^ James f William^), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally 
(Blake) McCulloch, born Nov. 30, 1832, at Savoy, Mass. ; married 
July 27, 1856, at North Adams, Mass, Mary P. Ketcham, daugh- 
ter of Erastus and Adaline (Farr) Ketcham, born July 6, 1832, at 
Clarksburg, Mass. 

He is a minister of the Second Advent Christian denomination, 
having commenced preaching when twenty-one years old. He 
was pastor of a church at North Adams, and has been settled in 
various places in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Ohio, 
Illinois, Iowa and Kansas, doing much work also as an evangelist. 
He published the Christian Hai'pcr iox four years. Resides, 1897, 
at Atlantic, Iowa. 

Children : 

i. E.MMA J. McCulloch,^ b. May 18, 1858. at Savoy, Mass.; m. 
Aui,^. 20, 1884, at Ottawa, Illinois, Sterling B. McClusky, 
son" of John and Phebe A. (Phillips) McClnsky, b. Jan. 5, 
18(IU. in Sunbury Co., New Brunswick. Res. Atlantic, Iowa. 
Children : 

1. Leo McCludy,^'' b. June i», 1X8.'). at Sparland, III. 

2. Hdene JlJcC.ndy^^'^ b. Feb. 11, 1887, at Sparland. 111. 

o. Hani/ G. 3IcCli<di/,'°h. Oct. 14, 18'JO (twin), at Sparland, 

111. 
4. II(i:(4 Mai/ iMc Chiski/,^^ b. Oct. 14, 18'JO (twin), at Sparland, 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 95 

5. Marie McCluski/,^^ b. Dec. G, 1893, at Atlantic, Iowa. 

6. Gordon iMcGlusky,^'^ b. Dec. o, 1897, at Walnut, Iowa. 

ii. Frank PI. McCulloch,^ b. Aug. 5, 1862, at Shabbona Grove, 
III. ; m. Dec. 25, 1882, at Scranton, Iowa, Luella Goodyear, 
dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (French) Goodyear, who was b. 
at Pau Pan, 111., Oct. 3, 18G4. He is a printer and publisher 
at Austin, Minn., in 1897. Child: 
1. Mabel A. McCulloch,^^ b. July G, 188G, at Jefferson, Iowa. 

iii. Harrison G. McCulloch,^ b. March 13, 18G9, at Nevada, 
Ohio; m. Dec. 24, 1895, at Aspen, CoL, Mabelle Hirst, dau. 
of Howard E. and Augusta M. (Smith) Hirst, who was b. 
at Fentou, Mich., Feb. 17, 1877. Res., 1897, at Nelson, 
British Columbia. 

iv. Adaline May McCulloch,^ b. Sept. 30, 1871, at De Kalb, 111. 
A teacher, 1897. 



Rkv. Marshall^ McCulloch {Salij,~ Jauies,^ Increase,^ In- 
crease,'^ Jajues,^ Jm/ies,- Willimn), son of Rev. Nathaniel and Sally 
(Blake) McCulloch, born Nov. 25, 1835, at Chesterfield, Mass. ; 
married Dec. 9, 1855, at North Adams, Mass., Julia A. Crandall, 
daughter of John J. Crandall, who was born Feb. 6, 1836, at 
North Adams, Mass. Mr. McCulloch removed from Massachu- 
setts to Illinois, Oct. 20, 1866. He was ordained to the gospel 
ministry of the Second Advent denomination, by the Northern 
Conference of Illinois, Jan. 8, 1867. In 1877 resided at Ionia, 
Warren Co., Illinois, and in 1897, is living at Soperville, 111. 

Children : 

i. Ceha a. McCulloch,^ b. Dec. 13, 185G; m. April 25. 1875, 
at Ionia, 111., Marshall H, Glass ; res. Kelley Township, 111. 
Three children : 

1. Lillian E. Glass,^" b. Jan. 21, 1877. 

2. Mildred M. Glass,^" b. Aug. 15, 1878. 

3. Arnold Neal Glass,^" b. May 20, 189G. 

ii. Willie J. McCuLLOCn,^ b. Jan. 9, 1859; m. March 30. 1882, 
Fannie L. Ilibbard ; res. Alexis, Warren Co., 111. Five chil- 
dren : 

1. Georc/e L. McGalloch}'' b. Aug. 5, 1883. 

2. Rid)y Mae McCidloch,^'' b. Oct. 22, 188G. 

3. Verna E. McCulloch,^'' b. July 3, 1888. 

4. Dermis C. McCallocli,'^'' b. Aug. 17, 1890. 

5. Willie M. McCulloch,^'' b. Nov. 25, 1894. 

iii. Edwin II. McCulloch,'-' b. Aug. 22, 18G2; m. , at 

Fremont, Neb., Flora Sloat; res. Fort Collins, Col., 1898. 



g6 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

76 

Sarah Cornelia^ McCulloch {Sally,' Jaifies,^ Increase,^ In- 
crease,^ Javies,"^ James;- Williain^), daughter of Rev. Nathaniel 
and Sally (Blake) McCulloch, born Feb. ii, 1837, at Chesterfield, 
Mass. ; married July 31, 1864, at Savoy, Mass., George Henry 
Sherman, son of George Washington and Mary Perry (Jennings) 
Sherman, who was born July 6, 1840, at New Bedford, Mass. 
Mr. Sherman served during the Civil War in the Tenth Massa- 
chusetts Regiment Volunteers. Resides, 1897, at Nyack, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Fekris Gene Sherman,'' b. June 19, 1865, at Shelburne Falls, 
Mass.; m. June 7, 1887, at Riverside, Conn., Mary Ann 
(McCombs) Lockwood, daughter of Richard Manette and 
Sarah Emilie (McCombs) Lockwood, who was b. Oct. 4, 1861, 
at Riverside, Conn. ; res. 1897, at Stamford, Conn. Children : 

1. George Henry Sherma7i,^° h. Sept. 2, 1889, at Cresskill. 

N. J.; d. Sept. 14, 1891, at Riverside, Conn. 

2. Sarah Slieri)ian^° h. May 5, 1891, at Stamford, Conn.; d. 

Sept. 9, 1891, at Riverside, Conn. 

ii. Nettie Luella Sherman,^ b. Dec. 8, 1867, at Shelburne Falls, 
Mass. ; m. Dec. 3, 1889, at Cresskill, N. J., Frank E. Ferdon, 
son of John and Sarah E. (Lewis) Ferdon, who was b. Jan. 
27, 1867, at Cresskill, N. J.; res. 1897, at Nyack, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Gertrude May Fe.rdon,''' b. Sept. 2, 1890, at Nyack, N. Y. 
1. Leonard Sherman Ferdo)i,^'^ b. April 26, 1895, at Nyack. 

iii. Minnie Blanche Sherman,'-* b. Feb. 10, 1873, at Paterson, 
N. J.; m. March 6, 1897, at Nyack, N. Y., William Render 
Colsey, Jr., son of William Render and Lorena (Polhemus) 
Colsey, who was b. March 6, 1870, in New York City; res. 
Nvack, N. Y. 



77 

Urial Thomas Dawes^ Blake {Thomas D.,' Jafnes,*' Increase,^ 
Increase,* James,^ James,- William^), son of Thomas Dawes and 
Percis Hardy (Fish) Blake, born Sept. 4, 1831, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 
married at Worcester, Mass., Oct. 6, 1858, Lucretia May, daugh- 
ter of Moses and Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) May, of Sterling, Mass., 
born at Sterling, Mass., Sept. 4, 1835 ; died at Worcester, Nov. 
10, 1880. 

Mr. Blake is a machinist and blacksmith by trade and resides 
in Worcester, Mass., 1898. In 1877, by untiring effort, he col- 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 97 

lected as far as possible the records of the descendants of James*' 
and Rebecca Blake. It is doubtful if this publication would have 
been issued if these records had not been preserved, and the 
compiler is pleased to give him the credit to which he i_s justly 
entitled. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. CuARLics Urial,» b. Aug. 28, 1859; d. June 11, 18G0. 

ii. IIerbkrt Elmer,^ b. Jan. 22, 1861; m. June 25, 1884, Alida 
Gertrude Phelps, daughter of Franklin F, and Sabra W. 
(Claflin) Phelps, b. Jan. 9, 1860. 
Children, born in Worcester : 

1. Iming Phelps,^'^ b. June 7, 1885. 

2. Mildred Alida,'''' b. Dec. 14, 1891. 
iii. Edward Thomas,^ b. July 2(), 1802. 

iv. Irving Elliot,^ b. Jan. 27, 1864; d. March 7, 1866. 

V. Harrison Gray,« b. Jan. 28, 1868; d. May 22, 1888. 

vi. Cora Emzabeth,« b. May 14, 1875; m. Sept. 22, 1892, Walter 
Perry Bullard, son of Peri'y and Orra E. Bullard, b. Dec. 6, 
1869, in Worcester. 

Children, born in Worcester : 

1. Walter Edward Bidlard,'° b. March 31, 1893. 

2. Mabel Elizabeth Bullard,''' b. Dec. 10, 1894. 

3. Harold Clifford Bullard,'" b. May 19, 1896. 

78 

Charles Henry^ Blake {TJiomas Dmvcs^ Jamcs,^ Increase,^ 
Increase,'' Javies,^ Jaines,'^ Williain^), son of Thomas Dawes and 
Percis Hardy (Fish) Blake, born Oct. 30, 1834, in Marlboro', Vt. ; 
married in Worcester, Sept. 14, 1858, Uzeda Almeda Fish, 
daughter of Jonathan and Millie (Beals) Fish, born in Johnson, 
Vt., Sept. 14, 1838; died in Worcester, April i, 1882. Married 
2d, May 12, 1884, in Worcester, Hannah J. (Foss) Bradford, born 
Dixfield, Me., daughter of Joshua and Lucy Foss. 

Mr. Blake was a machinist and resided at Worcester, Mass., 
where he died, May 8, 1894. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Charles Henry, Jr.,^ b. July 18, 1861 ; m. Nov. 29, 1881, 
Fanny Pierce. He d. Dec, 23, 1897, in Worcester. 
Children : 

1. Winnifred,'" b. Nov. 28, 1882. 

2. Howard,'" b. June 5, 1887. 



98 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

ii. Frank Lkon,» b. May 16, 1865 ; d. Nov. 20, 1866. 

iii. Wlnthuop Increase,^ b. Feb. 21, 1868; d. Aug. 4, 1868. 

iv. VixxiK Percis,^ b. Aug. 12, 1869. 

V. Allison Almeda,^ b. Feb. 27, 1881. 

79 

David Doctor^ Blake {Thomas Dazves,"^ James, ^ Increase,^ 
Increase,'^ Ja7nes,^ James, '^ William'^), son of Thomas Dawes and 
Percis Hardy (Fish) Blake, born Nov. 10, 1838, at Marlboro', Vt. ; 
married in Worcester, Mass., April 22, i860, Mary Eliza Florill 
Hardy, daughter of William F. and Ann (Freeman) Hardy, born 
in New Haven, Conn., July 19, 1841. 

Mr. Blake was a machinist by trade and resided in Worcester, 
where he died. May 14, 1885. 

Children, born in Worcester : 

i. Ejiogene Augusta,^ b. Dec. 23, 1861 (twin); m George York 
Lancaster, b. in Cheshire County, England ; res. AVorcester. 
Children, born in Worcester : 

1. Cathenne Augusta Blake Lancaster,^^ b. Sept. 17, 1882. 

2. George York Lancaster,^'' b. Feb. '1%, 1884. 

3. William David Lancaster, ^^ b. April 26, 1886 ; d. same day. 

ii. Eugene Augustus," b. Dec. 23, 1861 (twin); d. May 19, 1885. 

iii. William David,» b. Dec. 7, 1868; m. 1st, Sarah Reynolds 
Ballou, daughter of George D. and Elizabeth P. (Gilson) 
Ballon, b. Oct. 20, 1869, d. Oct. 26, 1889; m. 2d, Elizabeth 
Foley, b. in Pepperell, Mass., Jan. 27, 1873; res. Worcester. 
Child by 1st marriage: 

1. Mildred Ba.lloii,''^ b. May 11, 1889, at Worcester. 
Child by 2d marriage : 

2. William David,^^ b. Aug. 1, 1893, at Worcester. 

iv. Mary Henrietta Delia,^ b. April 10, 1871 ; m. Charles Mer- 
rick Bullard, son of James M. and Ar villa A. (Hadley) Bul- 
lard, b. March 9, 1869, in Berlin, Mass. Res. Worcester. 

Child : 
1. Ralph Hadley Bullard,^'' b, Dec. 6, 1895. 

86 
Royal Elliot^ Blake {TJiomas Daives^ Javics,^ Licrcase,^ In- 
crease,'^ James,^ James,"^ William^), son of Thomas Dawes and 
Percis Hardy (Fish), born Nov. 11, 1840, at Brattleboro', Vt. ; 
married in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 14, 1865, Carrie Elmina Mc- 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 99 

Farland, daughter of Levens and Caroline (Kendall) McFarland, 
born at Three Rivers (Palmer), Mass., Aug. i6, 1844. 

Mr. Blake served three years (nearly) in the late war of Southern 
Rebellion, and since the close of the war has been in the employ 
of the U. S. Government in the Railway Mail Service, and he is 
now Chief Examining Clerk of that service for the N. E. States, 
and a member of the U. S. Civil Service Examining Board for 
Boston. He has resided in Worcester and Shrewsbury, but 
removed to Boston in 1883, where he is now living. 
Children : 

i. Bertha Eliza,^ b. Feb. 5, 1869, in Worcester; m, Oct. 13, 
1892, Andrew C. D. Adair, son of Thomas Donald and Janet 
(Clark) Adair, who was b. in Airdrie, Scotland, Oct. 5, 1869. 
Res. Boston. 
Children : 

1. Andrew Kemieth Adair, ^'^ b. Oct. 8, 1893. 

2. Miriam Adair,^^ h. July 31, 1895. 

3. Clark Donald Adair,^'> b. January 7, 1897. 

ii. Hattie P^lizabeth,® b. Jan.T6, 1872, in Worcester ; m. April 
13, 1898, Henry Robinson Haynes, son of Benjamin F. and 
Frances (Murray) Haynes, of Providence, b. there Nov. 26, 
1871. Res. Hartford, Conn. 

iii. Ed-win Elliot,^ b. May 9, 1878, in Shrewsbury, Mass. 

81 

George Palmer* Blake {Thomas Dawes,' J aiiics,^ Increase,^ In- 
crease,^ Jauics^^ Jamcs,'^ Williaui^) , son of Thomas Dawes and 
Percis Hardy (Fish) Blake, born Feb. 22, 1843, in Marlboro', Vt. : 
married in Worcester, Mass., Jan. 4, 1865, Anna Elizabeth Den- 
nis, daughter of George and Arosina (Fish) Dennis, born in 
Worcester, Mass., Dec. 6, 1843. 

Mr. Blake was an engineer and resided in Worcester, Mass. ; 
died Nov. 29, 1892. 

Children : 

i. Lizzie LrELLA,^ b. May 20, 1867 ; m. Elwin Abijah Richardson, 
son of Abijah and Betsey Caroline (George) Richardson, b. in 
Webster, Mass., May 22, 1863. Res. Worcester. 

Child : 
1. Geonje Elwin Richardson,^'^ b. Sept. 12, 1887. 

ii. George W.,^ b. Nov. 29, 1868 ; m. Edith Castina Taylor, daugh- 
ter of James S. Taylor, b. in Brookfield, Mass. ; res. Worces- 
ter. Three children, b. in Worcester : 



lOO BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

1. Charles MivW b. Dec. 1, 1889. 

2. Bazellrene;^'> h. Feb. 14, 1891. 

3. Judith Bveli/n,'" b. July 14, 1893. 
iii. Fred A.,^ b. June 26, 1871, 

iv. Anna Gertrude,^ b. April lo, 1880. 

82 

Francis Marion^ Blake {Thomas Dawes ~' James/' Increase,^ 
Increase,'^ James,^ James/ William^), son of Thomas Dawes and 
Percis Hardy (Fish) Blake, born at Marlboro', Vt, May 17, 1845; 
married in Worcester, Oct. 11, 1866, Mary Wyman Dakin, 
daughter of Levi and Sarah Dakin, born in Worcester, Mass., 
June II, 1845 ; died in Worcester, Feb. 6, 1895. 

Mr. Blake is a machinist by trade and resides in Worcester, 
Mass., 1898. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Mary Frances,® b. Sept. 9, 1867. 

ii. Elsie Marion,^ b. July 13, 1875 ; m. Nov. 11, 1896, George A. 
Meachum, who was son of Charles and Ella (Kelley) Meachum 
of Worcester. 

iii. Lucy Luana,® b. Aug. 3, 1885. 

83 

Frances Maria* Blake {TJiomas Daives/ James/ Increase/ 
Increase/ James/ James/ William^), daughter of Thomas Dawes 
and Percis Hardy (Fish) Blake, born in Marlboro', Vt., May 17, 
1845 ; married in W^orcester, Mass., Dec. 15, 1865, Levi Dakin, 
Jr., son of Levi and Sarah (Brewer) Dakin, born in Worcester, 
April 12, 1844; died in Worcester, Aug. i, 1896. 

Mr. Dakin was a machinist by trade and resided in Worcester. 

Children : 

i. Ernest Francis Dakix,® b. Oct. 2, 1866, at Worcester. 

ii. Clara Frances Dakin,® b. Jan. 19, 1879, at Charlestown, 
Mass. ; adopted June, 1885. 

84 

Edward A.^ Blake {George W./ James/ Increase/ Increase/ 
James/ James/ Willian/), son of George W. and Susan (Adams) 
Blake, born Oct. 22, 1829, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married at Kensing- 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. lOI 

ton, Conn., Dec. 29, 1850, Frances Strong, daughter of Riiel and 
Catherine Strong, born at Berlin, Conn., Jan. 13, 1835 ; died at 
Hartford, Conn., March 16, 1896. Res. Berlin and Hartford, 
Conn. He died in the army, F'eb. 2, 1863. 
Children : 

i. Emma F.,^ b. May 10, 1851, at Berlin, Conn.; d. Aug. 30, 1887. 
ii. Ella J.,** b. Oct. 20, 1854, at Hartford, Conn. ; d. in infancy. 

iii. Ella A.,^ b. Nov. 14, 1857, at Hartford, Conn. ; m. Charles H. 
Beardsley. Res. 1898, Plymouth, Conn. 

iv. CAPauE J.,^ b. March 17, 1861, at Hartford, Conn.; d. 18G7. 

85 

Albert Holland* Blake {George ]V.,' James,^' Increase,^ In- 
crease,'' James,^ James;- Williani^), son of George W. and Susan 
(Adams) Blake, born at Marlboro', Vt., Sept. 5, 1834; married 
at Pittsfield, Mass., Jan. 6, 1859, Elizabeth A. Thompson, daugh- 
ter of William and Mary A. (Skinner) Thompson, who was born 
at Stockbridge and died at Hudson, N. Y., March 31, 1868. He 
married 2d, at Hudson, July 4, 1869, Caroline Holdridge, daugh- 
ter of Edward and Almira (Jennings) Holdridge, who was born 
at Rhinebeck, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1841. Mr. Blake resided at Pitts- 
field until 1880, when he removed to Holyoke, where he died 
Dec. 30, 1894. 

Children by first marriage : 

i. William,'' b. March 25, 1860, at Pittsfield ; res. unknown. 

ii. SuSAN,° b. May 28, 1862, at Pittsfield; m. Sept. 23, 1893, Wil- 
liam F. Pierce of Norwich, Conn. 

By second marriage : 

iii. Albert Harris,*' b. Sept. 7, 1873, at Pittsfield; m. July 11, 
1895, at Holyoke, Leonille B. (Sawyer) Allaire, daughter of 
Samuel and Arline Sawyer; a printer; res. Holyoke, 1898. 

One child : 
1. Rath Beatrice,^'' b. July 13, 1896, at Holyoke. 

iv. Frederick H.,^ b. Sept. 15, 1875, at Pittsfield; d. Dec. 20, 
1880. 

8G 

Frederick Henry^ Blake {George IV.,' Jaj/ies/' Increase,^ In- 
crease,'^ Javies,^ James,''' William'^), son of George W. and Susan 
(Adams) Blake, born Aug. 6, 1836, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married 



I02 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

April 8, 1866, at Hudson, N. Y., Mary L. Miller, daughter of Con- 
rad and Susan Miller, who was born at Glendale, Mass., 1843 ; 
died March 4, 1872, at Chatham, N. Y. He married 2d, Flora 
E. Wright, daughter of Lewis and Hilpah Wright, who was born 
at Chester, Mass., Aug. 6, 1849. Res. Hudson, Chatham, and 
in 1897 Philmont, N. Y. 
Children by first marriage : 

i. Winifred M.,» b. April 8, 18C.7, at Hudson, N. Y. 
ii. Jexnik C.,« b. April 27, 18G9, at Chatham, N. Y. 
By second marriage : 

iii. Frederick G.,« b. July 20, 1881, at Philmont, N. Y. 
iv. Ida E.,^ b. Aug. 8, 1880, at Philmont, N. Y. 

87 

Frank Volney^ Blake {George W.,' Jatnes,'^ Increase,^ Increase,* 
James,^ Janies,'^ William^), son of George W. and Susan (Adams) 
Blake, born Aug. 25, 183S, at Bennington, Vt. ; married Feb. 7, 
1 861, at Pittsfield, Mass., Laura E. Skinner, daughter of Oliver 
and Verona R. Skinner. Mr. Blake was a carpenter ; res. Pitts- 
field ; served in 49th Reg. Mass. Vols, in 1862; died in Benning- 
ton, Vt,, Jan. 10, 1864. The widow married 2d, Dec. 7, 1865, 
Thomas O. Atkinson, and had three children : Harry A., Edwin 
G. and Walter E. Res. Pittsfield, 1897. 

Children : 

i. Frank 11.,^ b. May 11, 1862, at Pittsfield, Mass.; m. June 27. 
188.3, at PittsHeld, Adelia Nichols, daughter of Gilbert D. and 
Fanny Nicliols of Palmer ; res. Pittsfield. 

One child : 
1. Ethel ^,10 b. May 23, 1894. 

ii. Hattie A.,9 b. Feb. 23, 1864, at Pittsfield; m. Sept. 2, 1885, 
George E. Chapman, son of Nathaniel C. and Polly E. Chap- 
man, b. Sept. 2, 1853, at Middlefield, Mass.; res. Pittsfield. 

88 . 

Harriett A.* Blake {George IV.,' James^' Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
Jaines,^ James;- Williavi^), daughter of George W. and Susan 
(Adams) Blake, born Jan. 5, 1844, at Woodford, Vt. ; married 
April I, 1863, at Bennington, Vt., David E. Poland, son of Samuel 
and Thankful (Smith) Poland, who was born at Winchendon, Mass. 
Res. Ashburnham, and 1898 at Gardner, Mass. 



BLAKE GExNEALOGY. IO3 

Children : 

i. Minnie H. Poland,'' b. March 2, 18(54, at Aslilmrnhara ; m. 
Sept. 8, 188G, at Gardner, Walter 8. C'hapiii of Royalstoii, sou 
of C. C. and Susan G. Chapin. 

ii. Alice C. Poland,'' b. Feb. 5, 18GG, at Ashburnham ; m. Oct. 7, 
1891, at Gardner, George M. Lemon of Richmond, N. Y.. son 
of James S. and P^mily F. Lemon. 

iii. Cora V. Poland,^ b. March 23, 1870, at Ashburnham; m. Oct. 
14, 18I)G, George S. Greene, son of Abner F. and Melissa (Hill) 
Greene. 

iv. Adell Poland,^ b. Jan. 7, 1878; d. in infancy. 

89 

Cornelia M.*^ Blake {George JV.,' Janies,^ Increase,^ Increase,'^ 
Janies^^ Janies^~ William^), daughter of George W. and Susan 
(Adams) Blake, born Feb. 12, 1847, at Woodford, Vt. ; married 
Jan. 25, 1865, at Bennington, Vt., Isaac T. Pratt, son of Stephen 
and Julia (Knox) Pratt, of Bennington, where they reside 1898. 

Children : 

i. Henry C Pratt,-' b. Nov. 2G, I8G0; m. Feb. IS. ISSG, Jennie 
B. Arnold. 

ii. Herbert G. Pratt,'' b. Sept. 3, 18G7 ; d. Sept. 18, 18G8. 

iii. Flora C. Pratt.'' b. July 1, 18G0; m. March 10, 1890, Herl)ert 
W. Burgess; d. Sept. 7, lfS93. 

iv. Edith H. Pratt,'' b. Nov. '2h, 187G ; d. Sept. 3, 1877. 

V. Adelle B. Pratt.* b. April 20, 1879: m. Nov. 10, 1S9G. Clin- 
ton P. Smith. 



90 

John Dunklee^ Blake {Bciioni Jl\,' Jamcs,'> Increase,^ In- 
crease y' Janics,^ Jauies^^ Williavi'^), son of Benoni W. and Marilla 
(Dunklee) Blake, born May 16, 1838, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married 
April 15, 1858. at Somerville, Mass., Julia Rhoda Jngraham, 
daughter of Orman and Zilpha (Timson) Ingraham, who was born 
Oct. I, 1836, at Fort Williams, N. Y. 

Mr. Blake commenced business for himself when but seventeen 
years of age in Williamsville, Vt., and subsequently removed to 
Brattleboro', being successful in both places. In i860 he went 
west and settled in Rochester, Minn., where he carried on an ex- 
tensive business. He later removed to Minneapolis, where he 



I04 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

now resides. He is a prominent Methodist, active in local church 
and Sunday School work and in all the interests of that denomina- 
tion, being also identified with other religious and philanthropic 
organizations, to all of which he is a generous contributor. 
Children : 

i. John Clauexce,^ b. Sept. 6, 185'J, at Brattleboro', Vt. ; d. Oct. 
1, 1862, at Rochester, Minn. 

ii. Clara Julla.,-' b. Oct. 19, 1867, at Rochester, Minn. ; a teacher 
in Minneapolis, 1897. 

iii. Anna Winefred,^ b. April 4, 1869, at Rochester, Minn. ; d. 
Aug. 22, 1869, at Rochester, Minn. 

iv. Charles Otis,' b. July 26, 1870, at Rochester, Minn. ; d. Sept. 
27, 1870, at Rochester, Minn. 

V. Jesse Minnie,^ b. July 29, 1871, at Rochester, Minn. ; Supt. of 
Kindergarten Dept. in the Freeman Private School, St. Paul. 

91 

Mary Jane^ Blake (Bcnoni W.^ Jauics,^ Increase,^ Increase,'' 
Janics,^ James;- Williavi^), daughter of Benoni W. and Marilla 
(Dunklee) Blake, born Feb. 13, 1849 ("<^t Feb. 8, as stated on 
page 66), at Marlboro', Vt. ; married Sept. 20, 1879, ^^ Rochester, 
Minn., Frank J. Wilcox, son of Rev. J. F. and Louisa (Smith) 
Wilcox (first wife), born Sept. 8, 1848, at Taunton, Mass. He 
is assistant cashier of First National Bank, Northfield, Minn., 
1898. 

He was in the employ of the same bank at the time of the 
Northfield Bank robbery, Sept. 7, 1876, by the James and Younger 
brothers, and the only person who witnessed the killing of Hey- 
wood. 

Children : 

i. James Blake Wilcox,^ b. Aug. 10, 1881, at Northfield, Minn, 
ii. Hugh Frank Wilcox,^ b. March 2, 1884, at Northfield, Minn. 

92 

Ella Rebecca^ Blake {Benoni W ; James,'' Increase,^ Increase," 
James,^ James^- William^), daughter of Benoni W. and Marilla 
(Dunklee) Blake, born Jan. 19, 1851, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married 
March 4, 1873, at Rochester- Minn., Elliot A. Knowlton, of North- 
field, Minn., son of William and Electa Plimpton (Ramsdell) 
Knowlton, born Sept. 10, 1844, at West Wardsboro', Vt. Resi- 
dence, Rochester, Minn. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. IO5 

Mr. Knowlton was formerly of firm of J. D. Blake & Co., at 
Rochester, and with others succeeded to the business under the 
name of Leet & Knowlton. The firm dissolved and he is now 
in the dry goods business, and is President of the Union Na- 
tional Bank, Rochester, Minn. 

Children : 

i. George Blake Knowlton,' b. June 16, 1877, at Rochester, 
Minn. 

ii. Clarence Elliot Know^lton,' b. April 29, 1879. at Roches- 
ter, Minn. 

93 

Charles Benoni® Blake {Bcnoni W.,'' James, ^ Ijicrease,^ In- 
crease* James,^ fames,- William^), son of Benoni W. and Marilla 
(Dunklee) Blake, born June i, 1854, at Marlboro', Vt. ; married 
July 22, 1880, at Byron, Minn., Hattie M. Waite, of Byron, 01m- 
stead Co., Minn., daughter of William and Helen (Hurd) Waite, 
born June 8, i860, at Byron, Minn. Residence, Sleepy Eye, 
Brown Co., Minn., 1897. 
Children : 

i. Ina Marilla,^ b. Dec. 23, 1881. 
ii. Minnie Helen,» b. April 24, 1887. 
iii. Elizabeth Anna,^ b. June 18, 1895. 

94 

Frances Harlow^ Blake {Rev. Thomas D.,' Dr. Thomas D.^' 
Increase,^ Increase,* James,^ James,- William^), daughter of Rev. 
Thomas D. and Hannah D. (Norton) Blake, born Oct. 22, 1844, 
at North Tisbury, Mass. ; married July 20, 1878, at Salem, N. H., 
Henry Tongue, son of Ellis and Elizabeth (Thornton) Tongue, 
born Jan. 30, 1848, at Patricroft, Lancashire, England. She died 
Feb. 8, 1882, at Lawrence, and he resides with son in Lawrence. 

Child : 

i. Henry Alfred Tongue,' b. April 1, 1880, at Lawrence, Mass. 

95 

Mary Holmes* Blake {Rev. TJiomas D.^ Dr. Thomas D.,^ In- 
crease,^ Increase,* James,^ James^ William^), daughter of Rev. 
Thomas D. and Hannah D. (Norton) Blake, born Jan. 14, 1850, 



I06 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

at Duxbury, Mass. ; married July 20, 1878, at Salem, N. H., 
Elton M. Chamberlain, of Lawrence. Res. Lawrence ; Brain- 
ard, Minn. : Tilton, N. H. ; Northfteld, N. H., and 1898, Bourne- 
dale, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Ella F. Chajiblrlain,^ b. June 23, 1880, at Lawrence, Mass. 
ii. Henry E. Chamberlain,^ b. Sept. 20, 1882, at Brainard, Minn, 
iii. Fannie May Chamberlain,® b. Jan. 21, 1885, at Tilton, N. H. 
iv. Homer P. Chamberlain,^ b. Oct. 4, 1887, at Northtield, N. H. 

9(> 

Harriet Cummings* Blake (Rrv. Tlumias Dazues,' Dr. IJiomas 
Daives,^' Increase,^ Increase,'' Janics^^ James,- Williani^), daughter of 
Rev. Thomas Dawes and Hannah D. (Norton) Blake, born Nov. 
3, 1853, at Truro, Mass. ; married Aug. 20, 1886, at Danvers, 
Mass., Willis A. Barker, son of Alvin R. and Mary E. Barker, of 
Antrim, N. H. Res. 1898, Nashua, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Alice Maud Barker,® b. Dec. 20, 1887, at Autrini, N. H. 
ii. Mabel Clark Barker,® b. Nov. 7, 1889, at Antrim, N. H. 

97 

Freeman Dawes*^ Blake {Increase,'' Dr. TJiomas Dawes,*' In- 
crease,^ Increase,'^ Janies,^ James,^ William^), son of Increase and 
Sarai (Farnsworth) Blake, born May 3, 1851, at Farmington Me. ; 
married Jan. 30, 1889, at Belmont, Mass., Frances Martha Church, 
daughter of Joseph W. and Helen M. Church of Oakland, Cal., 
born Sept. 25, 1852, at Rochester N. Y. ; died Nov. 27, 1892, at 
Oakland, Cal. He married 2d, July 18, 1894, at Montclair, N. J., 
Carrie Isabelle Livingstone, daughter of Benjamin T. and Martha 
T. Livingstone, born Aug. 19, 1856, at Milford, N. H. Mr. Blake 
is in business in Boston, residing at Woburn, 1898. 

Child: 

i. PiiiLiL CniRCH,'' b. Dec. 10, 1889, at Woburn. Mass. 

98 

WiLLLXM Frederick*" Blake {Increase,' Dr. Thomas Dazves,^ 
Increase,^ Increase,^ Janies,"^ Janies^- William^), son of Increase and 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 10/ 

Sarai (Farnsworth) Blake, born May 3, 185 1, in Farmington, 
Me.; married March 15, 1881, Aide Louise Tuck, daughter of 
Cyrus D. and Adaline (Colby) Tuck, born June 8, 1857, at Fal- 
mouth, Me. Res. Chicago, and now Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Children : 

i. Esther Colby,^ b. Dec. ^0, 1881, at Cliicago, 111.; d. May (\ 

1884. 

ii. Ethel Farnsworth,* b. Feb. 5, 1885, at Brunswick, Me. 

iii. Dorothy Stuart,* b. July 23, 1889, at Grand Rapids, Mich, 

iv. Barbara Leonard,* b. July 3, 1893, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

V. Isabel Freeman,* b. Nov. 9, 189G, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

99 

Thomas Dawes^ Blake (George F.,' Dr. Thomas Dawes,'' In- 
crease,^ Increase,'^ Janies,^ James,'- William^), son of George F. and 
Sarah S. (Skinner) Blake, born Oct. 25, 1847, i" Cambridge; 
married May 18, 1870, at Salem, Susan Price Symonds, daughter 
of Nathaniel G. and Harriet (Fillebrown) Symonds, born Nov. 
19, 1848, at Salem. Res. Brookline. Connected with the George 
F. Blake Pump Manufacturing Co., Boston. 

Children, all born at Belmont : 

i. Edith Gardner,* b- Feb. 9, 1871 ; m. April, 11S9G, at Brook- 
line, Mass., Henry S. MacPherson, son of Ebenezer INIartiu 
and Emily Cannon (SturtevantJ MacPherson. Res. Boston. 

Child:' 
1. Marjorie MacPherson,'^'^ b. Feb. 13, 1897, at Ashmont, Mass. 

ii. Henry Fordyoe,-' b. Feb. 27, 1872. 

iii. George Stillmax,* b. May 20, 1874; d. May 25, 1874. 

iv. Willl^h Horton,* b. March 27, 187G. 

V. Sallie Hope,* b. Feb. 27, 188G; d. Feb. 15, 1888. 

vi. Dorothy Turner,* b. Dec. 14, 1890. 

100 

George Fordyce* Blake, Jr. {George F.,'' Dr, Thomas Dazves,'-' 
Increase,^ Increase,'' James,^ Jaines^^ William^), son of George F. and 
Martha J. (Skinner) Blake, born Feb. 9, 1859, at Medford, Mass. ; 
married April 29, 1885, at Newton, Mass., Carrie Howard Turner, 
daughter of Job A. and Vesta (Howard) Turner, born April 19. 
1861, at Boston. Res. and business at Worcester, Mass. 



I08 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children, born in Worcester : 

i. FoRDYCE Turner,^ b. Feb. 10, 1889. 
ii. Vesta Carolyn,^ b. March 31, 1896. 

101 

William Hallowell^ Blake {Robert,' Edzvard,^' Edward,^ 
Increase,^ Jaines,^ Jaiiics,^ William^), son of Robert and Elizabeth 
D. (Tetherly) Blake, born July 23, 181 5, in Boston ; married Oct. 
28, 1838, Eliza C. Rice, daughter of Luther and Mary (Atkins) 
Rice, who was born Oct. 7, 181 5, at Portland, Me. Mr. Blake 
was a house painter, and resided in Boston the greater part of his 
life. He died Jan. 25, 1863, in Boston, and his widow married 
Oct. 7, 1880, in Boston, Dr. Edward Stetson, who was born in 
1800, at Hanover, Mass., son of Edward and Hannah Stetson. 
He died June 13, 1885, and widow resides, 1898, at New Bedford, 
Mass. 

Children : 

i. George E.,» b. Sept. 13, 1839, at Dover, N. H. ; m. Oct. 7, 
1863, in Boston, Aurelia B. Cass, daughter of Lewis N. and 
Wealthy A. (Keen) Cass, who was b. in 1842, at Waltham. 
Mass. House painter; residence, until 1892, Boston, when 
he removed to Wakefield, N. H., where he now resides. He 
is a member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati in 
the right of his great grandfather Capt. Edward Blake. 

ii. Mary E.,^ b. April 23, 1843, in Boston; m. June 24, 1868, 
at Quincy, Mass., Capt. George A. Dean, of the 6th U. S. 
Cavalry. He was the son of Charles and Charlotte A. Dean, 
and was b. July 10, 1842, in Boston. Res. 1898, in Boston. 

iii. Frances R.,^ b. Jan. 27, 1845, at Milton, Mass.; m. Nov. 11, 
1862, George Howarth, Acting Master, U. S. Navy, son of 
John and Helen Howarth, of Boston, who d. March 29, 1868, 
in hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Howarth m. April 2. 
1870, Philip W. Richards, son of John and Mary Richards, 
of Reading, Penn. Res. 1898, at New Bedford, Mass. 

iv. Eliza C,® b. March 7, 1847, at Milton, Mass. ; res. 1898, New- 
Bedford, Ma.ss. 

102 

Charles A.* Blake {Charles S.'' Thomas,^ Edzvard,^ Increase,'^ 
Janies,^ Jaines^ Williavi^), son of Charles S. and Lucy A. (Bar- 
zantte) Blake, born July 23, 18 17, in Boston; married there 
October, 1848, Mary Ann McCabe, daughter of John and Mary 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. IO9 

McCabe, who died Nov. 4, 1855, in Boston ; married second, 
Oct. 10, i860, in Boston, widow Mary J. McFarland, daughter of 
Samuel and Dorcas Chamberlain, of Charlestown (N. H. ?). She 
died Sept. 29, 1891, at Westboro, Mass., aged 59 years, 4 months 
and 5 days. He was a painter by trade; lived in Boston and 
Charlestown, at which latter place he died Sept. 21, 1871. 
Child : 

i. Charles A., Jr., b, , 1850; d. Aug. 31, 1851. 

103 

James Henry^ Blake {CJiarlcs S.^ Thomas,^ Echvard,^ Increase,^ 
Javies,^ James^^ Williani^) son of Charles S. and Lucy A. (Bar- 
zantte) Blake, born June i, 1818, in Boston; married there Oct. 
17, 1844, Louisa M. Russell, of Boston, only daughter of Israel 
and Elizabeth (Seaver) Russell, who was born Nov. 27, 1824, in 
Boston. They resided in Boston. Mr. Blake was chief officer of 
a vessel, and died Jan. 5, 1846, at Norfolk, Va., and his widofv 
removed with her son to Provincetown, Mass., where she married 
Oct. 20, 1850, Nathaniel E. Atwood, of Provincetown, and had 
several children. She died there Feb. 28, 1873. 

Child : 

i. James Henry,« b. July 8, 1845, in Boston; m. July 20, 1871, 
at Provincetown, Mass.. Lucinda Smith Critchett, who was b. 
Dec. 28, 1844, at Provincetown, daughter of Charles Hanson 
and Martha (Smith) Critchett, of Provincetown. Res. 1897, 
Cambridge. He was assistant of Professor Louis Agassiz 
several years, and also connected with IT. S. Geological Survey 
and U. S. Fish Commission. Children : 

1. Allen Hanson,^" b. Oct. 22, 1881, at Cambridge. 

2. Ralph Julian,^" b. Feb. 23, 1884, at Cambridge. 

104 

Harriett Green® Blake {CJiarles S.,' TJiomas,^ Edivard,^ 
Increase,^ Jamcs,^ Janics,^ William^), daughter of Charles S. and 
Lucy A. (Barzantte) Blake, born March i, 1831, in Boston; mar- 
ried there August 27, 1855, James P. Spruhn, who was born in 
Halifax, N. S., the son of James and Mary (Ryan) Spruhn. He 
died August i, 1884, in Boston. Mrs. Spruhn is living with her 
children in Hingham, Mass. 



no BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

i. Lucy Ann 8pruhn,» b. Dec. 9, 1857. 
ii. Harriett Eliza Sprlhn,® b. Aug. 10, 1860. 
iii. Susan Maria Spruhn,^ b. Sept. 28, 1862. 
iv. Sarah Elizabeth Spruhn,® b. April 24, 1871. 

105 

Marinda Russell* Blake {Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Edward,^ ///- 
crease,'^ Janies^^ James,'^ William^), daughter of Thomas and Susan 
(Russell) Blake, born June 3, 1826, in Boston; married June 3, 
1847, ^t Lowell, Micheil Homer Mandell, son of Sidney and Eliza 
Ann (Jones) Mandell, who was born Jan. 2, 1827, in Boston; 
living, 1898, at Ellington, Conn. Mrs. Mandell died July 5, 1852, 
at Fitchburg, Mass. 

Children : 

i. Mary Dummer Mandell,^ b. Feb. 17, 1848, at Lowell, Mass. ; 

m. Nov. 27, 1873. Handel S. Robbins, of Chaplin, Conn. He 

* was b. Oct. 8, 1831, son of Ebenezer and Ann Delia (Pond) 

Robbins; d. May 12, 18'J2, at Chaplin. Mrs. Robbins res. 

1898, at South Manchester, Conn., with her two children : 

1. Wesley H. B. Rohbins^'' b. Dec. 10, 1875, at Chaplhi, Conn. ; 

m. June 23, 1897, Minnie Atkins, of Willimantic, Conn. 

2. Bessie M JRobbins,^'^ Aug. 29, 1879, at Chaplin, Conn. 

ii. John Dummer Mandell,^ b. May 2, 1852, at Fitchburg; d. 
Sept. 1, 1852. 

106 

Frederick W.^ Blake (T/wmas,' Thomas,^ Edward,^ Increase,^ 
Jamcs,^ Jamcs^- William^), son of Thomas and Susan (Russell) 
Blake, born Oct. 3, 1831, at Boston ; married March 20, 1856, at 
Newbury, Mass., Caroline L. Adams, who was daughter of Stephen 
and Mary Ann (Longfellow) Adams, born in Newbury, June 9, 
1839, died in Reading, Mass., Oct. 20, 1896. 

Mr. Blake has resided in Athol, Newburyport and Byfield, 
Mass., and 1898, is living at Reading, 
Children, all born in Newbury : 

i. Mary Anna,® b. Jan. 6, 1857, at Newbury, Mass. ; m. Feb. 15, 
1879, John M. Jewett, son of Eben W. and Selenda (Worces- 
ter) Jewett, b. at Ipswich, Mass., Aug. 25, 1855. Res. Read- 
ing, Mass., 1897. 

C^hildren : 
1. Robert Arthur Jewett,^" b. Aug. 14, 1881, at Norway, Me. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. I I I 

2. Harold Blake JewetQ'' b. Aug. 29, 1 885, at Norway, Me. 

3. Philip Longfellow Jewett,^° b. Feb. 5, 1889, at Boston, Mass. 

4. Malcolm Worcester Jewell,^'' b. April 12, 1892, at Bytield, 

Mass. 

5. Mildred Jewett,'^'' b. Dec. 8, 1894, at Reading, Mass. 

ii. Susan Parkkr,® b. Dec. 1, 1858; m. July 2, 1885, at Newbury- 
port, Mass., Rev. James H. Childs, son of Rufus and Pamelia 
P. (Hobart) Childs, b. May 25, 1847, at Gilmanton Iron Works, 
N. H., now pastor of Congregational Church, Northbridge, 
Mass. Mrs. Childs was for several years a missionary to 
Armenia, in Asiatic Turkey. 
Children : 

1. Alice Childs,^'' b. May 20, 1888; d. Oct. 18, 1894. 

2. Maurice Frederick Childs,^" b. Sept. 15, 1889. 

3. Arthur Vincent Childs,^'> b. Oct. 29, 1890; d. Oct. 8, 1894. 

4. Carrie Longfellow Childs,^'^ b. April 13, 1892. 

5. Leila Margaret Childs,^'^ b. Nov. 27, 1895. 

rii. Carrie L.," b. March 10, 1863 ; a teacher in Cambridge, 1897. 

107 

Laura Ann^ Blake (Rc-ti. Bennett T.,'' Ellis G.,^ Benja7>iin,^ Iji- 
crease,'^ James,^ Janies^' Willia7n^), daughter of Rev. Bennett T. 
and Fetna (Price) Blake, born March i, 1829; married, 185 1, at 
Raleigh, N. C, Prof. William Clarke Doub, son of Peter and Eliza- 
beth (Brantley) Doub. Mrs. Doub died Oct. 12, 1855. ^^ ^^^^ 
professor at Trinity College, N. C, and later at a female college 
in Greensboro', N. C, at which place he died March, 1884. 

Children, all born in Raleigh ; 

i. William B. Douh,^ b. Jan. 20, 1852; m. Jan. 17, 1880, Jose- 
phine Bryan of Jonesboro', N. C, daughter of Newton R. and 
Ann C. Bryan, who was b. at Jonesboro', Jan. 18, 1857. Mr. 
Doub was a preacher, was settled in several places in North 
Carolina, and d. Aug. 3, 1896, at Durham, N. C, where his 
widow now resides. 
Children : 

1. Nannie B. Boub,^^ b. Feb. 26, 1881, at Williamston, N. C. 

2. Josephine Boub,^° b. May 20, 1885, at Jonesboro', N. C. 

3. Laura Boub,^" b. Dec. 3, 1887, at Carthage, N. C. 

4. Isabelle Boub,^^ b. May 9, 1889, at Jonesboro', N. C. 

5. Peter Boitb,^'^ b. Feb. 5, 1891, at Lauriuburg, N. C. 

ii. Landon L. Doub,^ b. Oct. 26, 1853; m. Feb. 23, 1887, Pattie 
Anderson, daughter of Jesse and Mary (Tucker) Anderson of 
Wake Co., N. C. Res. Shotwell, N.'C, 1897. 
Children : 



112 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

1. Landon Anderson Douh,^^ b. Aug. 9, 1889. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Douh,^'' b. Nov. 19, 1891. 

3. Albert Douh,^'' b. Nov. 7, 1893. 

4. Laura Blake Doub,^'^ b. Aug. 25, 1896. 

iii. Bennett Doub,^ b. 1855; d. 1859, at Greensboro', N. C 

108 

Joseph^ Blake {Bennett T.,' Ellis G.,^ Benjamin,^ Increase,^ 
Ja7nes,^James,^ William'^), son of Rev. Bennett T. and Scheherazade 
(Price) Blake, born at Walnut Hill, Wake County, N. C, April 5, 
1839; married Sept. 20, i860, in Wake County, Lucy Caroline 
Person, daughter of Anthony and Lucy Caroline (Davis) Person, 
born June 21, 1841, at Sandy Creek, Franklin County, N. C. 
Residence Raleigh, N. C, 1898. 
Children, all born in Wake County : 

i. John Bennett,^ b. July 29, 1861 ; unm. ; res. St. Louis, Mo. 

ii. Henry Davis,^ b. Sept. 21, 1862; m. Nov. 28, 1888, at Cul- 
peper, Va., Fannie Poinclexter Waite, daughter of Charles and 
Julia Fannie (Miller) Waite, who was b. at Culpeper, March 
22, 1868. Residence Raleigh, N. C, 1898. 
Children : 

1. Julia Miller,^'' b, March 18, 1890, at Raleigh, N. C. 

2. John Bennett,'"' h. Dec. 29, 1891, at Raleigh; d. May 30, 

1892. 

3. Charles Joseph^^ b. Oct. 1, 1894, at Culpeper, Va. 

4. Henry Davis,^" b. April 27, 1896, at Raleigh. 

5. Lucy Person,^'' b. April 4, 1898, at Raleigh. 

iii. Laura Scheherazade,^ b. April 25, 1864; m. Oct. 29, 1884, at 
Oaky Grove, Wake Co., N. C, Dr. William Haywood Bobbitt, 
son of Rev. Dr. James B. and Mary (Miller) Bobbitt, b. at 
Tarboro', Edgecomb Co., N. C, 1861. Residence, 1898, 
Marion, Ind. 

Children, b. in Raleigh : 

1. Beimett Blake Bobbitt,^'' b. Jan. 28, 1887. 

2. Laura Miller Bobbitt,^'' b. Aug. 15, 1888. 

3. Lucile Davis Bobbitt,^^ b. Jan. 9, 1890; d. June 14, 1890. 

109 

John Henry* Blake {Di'. Ellis G.^ Ellis G.,^ Benja7nin,^ In- 
crease,'^ Janies,^James,^ William^), son of Dr. Ellis Gray and Eliza- 
beth (Leachman) Blake, born Dec. 17, 1831, in Caswell County, 
N. C; married Feb. 20, 1862, at Olathe, Kansas, Lucretia A, Hale, 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



113 



daughter of A. J. and Ellen M. (Carver) Hale, who was born June 
23, 1843, at Hampden, Ohio. 

Upon the death of his mother, when he was an infant, he was 
placed under the care of his grandmother and uncle John Leach- 
man. They emigrated to Missouri in 1839, and settled on a farm 
near Boliver, Mo. In 1857, he removed to Johnson County, 
Kansas, where he received appointment of county clerk and 
registrar of deeds, and recorded the first deed put upon record 
in that county. In 1859, removed to Olathe where he engaged in 
business, served as county treasurer and was cashier of Peoples 
Savings Bank, etc; removed to Kansas City in 1892, where he 
now, 1898, resides with wife and children. 

Children, all born in Olathe, Kansas : 

i. Ellen Leachman,^ b. Jan. 18, 1863; m. April 19, 1892, at 
Kansas City, Mo., Harry Scott Bryan. No children. 

ii. Charles Ellis,^ b. April 27, 1865; m. April 27, 1892, at 
Westport (now Kansas City) Mo., Susan E. Browning; res. 
Kansas City. 
Children : 

1. John Heni-y,^'' b. Feb. 22, 1893. 

2. Grace}'' b. Sept. 14, 1895. 

iii. John Littleton,'' b. June 22, 1870; m. Aug. 19, 1889, Malhe 
F. Curry ; res. Kansas City, Mo. No children. 

iv. Kate Belle,'* b. Nov. 20, 1872. 

V. LoTTA Rayjiond,^ b. March 25, 1875. 

vi. Thomas H.,^ b. Oct. 1, 1880. 

vii. Frederick Foote,** b. May 20, 1886. 

110 

Mary Bennett^ Blake {Rev. Nathaniel O.,' Ellis G.,^ Benja- 
min,^ Increase,^ Jaines,^ James,^ William^), daughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel O. and Mary (Wheeler) Blake, born Jan. 20, 1827, at 
Raleigh, N. C. ; married in 1853, at Gallatin, Tenn., Willard C. 
Blue, who was born in Kentucky, son of John and Olive (Odell) 
Blue. 

Mrs Blue died in Gallatin, May 26, 1883. Mr. Blue is a house 
builder, and resides, 1897, at Gallatin. 

Children : 

i. Andrew Miller Blue,'' b. Oct. 12, 1853 ; m. Feb. 2, 1884, 
Mary Z. Baker of Bowling Green, Ky. A merchant; res. 
Gallatin, Tenn., 1897. 



114 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

Children : 

1. Juliaii B. Blue,'''' b. Nov. 21, 1884. 

2. William R. Blue,'"'' b. May 20, 1888. 

3. Mary E. Blue,;''' b. Aug. 29, 1892. 

ii. Henry Blake Blue,^ b. May 12, 1856, at Gallatin, Tenn ; m- 
Dec. 2, 1881, to Katherine Ann Gray of Sumner Co. He is 
a Methodist minister; res. Erie, Tenn., 1897. 
Children : 

1. Mary Jane Blue}'' b. Dec. 13, 1882. 

2. Katherine L. Blue}" b. July 27, 1884. 

3. Henry B. Blue}" b. Jan. 11, 1887. 

4. Willard H. Blue,'"' b. Nov. 25. 1888. 

5. Charles G. Blue,'"' b. Dec. 24, 1892. 

6. Andreiv M. Blue,'"' b. Aug. 3, 1894. 

iii. William Ramsey Blue,^ b. Jan. 10, 1805. A physician; res. 
Louisville, Ky., 1897. 

Ill 

Eliza Ann** Blake {Rci'. Nathaniel O.} Ellis G.,'^ Benjamin,^ 
Increase,^ Jaines,^ James}^ William^), daughter of Rev. Nathaniel 
O. and Mary (Wheeler) Blake, born Oct. 24, 1829; married Jan. 
6, 1848, at Nashville, Tenn., John H. Kirk (not John W. Kirk as 
stated on page 79), who was born Aug. i, 1826. Resided at 
Nashville. 

Children, all born in Nashville, Tenn. : 

i. Emma C. Kirk,-' b. Jan. 6, 1849; m. Oct. 8, 18G7, at Jackson, 
Tenn., William J. Callaway. Eleven children, of whom three 
daughters and five .sons surs^ive. Mrs. Callaway res. 1898, at 
Atlanta, Ga. 

ii. Julia O. Kirk,-' b. Sept. 3, 1850; d. Sept 1, 1852. 

iii. Evadna Kirk,^ b. May 1, 1853 ; d. Sept. 3, 1862. 

iv. George M. Kirk,» b. Sept. 4, 1855 ; d. April 25, 1886. 

112 

Emma Lou^ Blake {Rev. Nathaniel O.,"' Ellis G.,^ Benjajuin,^ 
Julian,'^ Janies,^ James^^ William'), daughter of Rev. Nathaniel O. 
and Mary (Wheeler) Blake, born Sept. 8, 1837, at Raleigh, N. C. ; 
married Dec. 20, i860, at Trenton, Tenn., Greenville Henderson 
Ramsey, of Trenton, son of Preston and Polly Ramsey. She died 
Aug. 4, 1864, at Murfreesboro', Tenn. He resides, 1897, at Jack- 
son, Tenn. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. II5 

Child: 

i. Julia Lou Ramsey,^ b. Sept. 7, 1862, at Trenton, Teun. ; m. 
Oct. G, 1879, at Jackson, Tenn., JCdmund Berkeley of Aklie, 
Loudoun Co., Va., who was b. April 17, 1848. He is supt. of 
Seaboard Air Line Railroad, and res. 1898, at Atlanta, Ga. 
Children : 

1. Alfred R. Berkelerj,'"' b. Sept. 21, 1880. 

2. Greenville R. Berkeley, ^"^ b. April 6, 1883. 

3. Mnj L. Berkeley.;^'' b. Aug. 12, 1887. 

113 

Oliver Wiswall* Blake {Ellis Gray^ NatJtaniel,^' Benjamin,^ 
Increase,'^ James,^ James,^ William^), son of Ellis Gray and Sarah B. 
(Wiswall) Blake, born Sept. 25, 18 19, in Boston ; married Aug. 16, 
1842, Sarah J. Warren, of West Cambridge. She was daughter 
of Isaac and Frances (Wilkins) Warren, born Feb. 10, 18 18. 

Mr. Blake died at Providence, R. I., Oct. 12, 1848, and his 
widow married, Dec. 5, 1850, Henry Hart (whose first wife was 
Mary Ann Blake, see page 81). He was born in Boston, Oct. 18, 
1818, son of William and Margaret Hart, and died at West Cam- 
bridge, Jan. 31, 1856. One son, Henry Warren Hart, born Dec. 
30, 185 1, resides in Boston. 

Mrs. Hart died in Boston, Feb. 10, 1896. 
Children : 

i. Frances W.,« b. May 6, 1843 ; d. May 21, 1844. 
ii. Emma Fkaxce.s,^ b. O'ct. 16, 1845; m. Sept. 5, 1867, Eben C. 
Haraden, of Boston, son of Eben S. and Josephine Haraden. 
He d. March 13, 1872, in Boston, and she m. 2d. -lune 3, 
1880. in Boston, Capt. Joseph Steele, son of Joseph and Eliza 
A. Steele, of Townsend, Mass. He resided in Philadelphia 
for some time, but d. in New York Nov. 24, ISDI. She d. 
Sept. 9, 1895. Children : 

1. Joseph Vernon Steele,^° b. July 2, 1881, in Boston. 

2. Sarah Warren Steele,^° b. July 2i), 1882, in Lynn, 
iii. George C.,'' b. Feb. 25, 1847; d. Sept. 25, 1848. 

114 

Stephen Palmer^ Blake (Ellis Gray,' Nathaniel,'' Benjamin^" 
Increase,'^ Jamcs,^ James,^ Williani^), son of Ellis Gray and Ann 
E. (Wyman) Blake, born July 30, 1822, at West Cambridge; mar- 
ried Oct. 29, 1856, Abby Thorning Wood, daughter of Leonard 



Il6 BLAKE GENEALOGY, 

and Mary T. Wood, who was born Dec. 22, 1834, at Lexington ; 
died at Lake Helen, Florida, Sept. 6, 1896. He resided in Ar- 
lington for many years, but is now (1898) living at Lake Helen, 
Volusia Co., Fla. 
Children : 

i. Ellis Gray,^ b. Aug. l(j, 1857, at AYest Cambridge; res. Lake 
Helen, Fla. 

ii. Stephen Palmer,® b. Jan. 15, 1862, at West Cambridge; d. 
Dec. 10, 1862. 

iii. John Bidavell,® b. May 7, 1864, at West Cambridge. Res. 
Chicago. 

iv. Helen,® b. Aug. 7, 1866, at AVest Cambridge; d. Jan. 16, 1868. 

V. Helen Sophia,® b. Aug. 18, 1869, at Arlington ; d. Oct. 25, 
1869. 

vi. Elizabeth Adams,® b. Nov. 12, 1871, at Arlington ; m. July, 
1896, Albert Hurst. Res. Lake Helen, Fla. 



115 

Sophia Matilda* Blake {Ellis Gray,' Natha7iiel,^ Benjamin,^ 
Increase,'^ Javies,^ Janies^^ William^), daughter of Ellis Gray and 
Ann E. (Wyman) Blake, born Sept. 7, 1827, in West Cambridge; 
married Oct. 17, 1850, at West Cambridge, William T. Wood, 
son of Leonard and Mary T. Wood, of Lexington, born June 20, 
1824; died July 5, 1871, in Arlington. 

Children, all born in West Cambridge : 

i. AViLLiAM Ellis Wood.® b. Jan. 27, 1852 ; m. May 7, 1874, at 
Arlington, Susan T. Freeman, dau. of John D. and Elizabeth 
B. Freeman, b. Jan. 2o, 1851, at Bridgton, Me. Res. Arling- 
ton. Children : 

1. Elizabeth Freeman ]Vood,^'> b. Feb. 13, 1875; d. July 29, 

1875. 

2. Jo/in Freeman Wood,^'' h. June 3, 1876 (twin). 

3. William Tlwrniny Wuod,^^ b. June 3, 1876 (twin). 

4. Mis Gray IFoorf," b. Sept. 24, 1877. 

5. Barold Blake Wood,^^ b. March 14, 1879. 

6. Helen Crosby Wood,'"' b. April 12, 1881 (twin). 

7. Annie Wyman Wood,^^ b. April 12, 1881 (twin). 

8. Susie Wood,^'> h. Nov. 9, 1882; d. Nov. 14, 1882. 

9. Oliver Wiswall IFoorf,!" b. July 24, 1892. 

ii. Sophia M. AVood,® b. March 22, 1853 ; d. April 22, 1853. 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. II^ 

iii. Stephen Blake Wood,'-* b. April 5, 1854; m. June 27, 188"), 
at Boston, Amy Louise Blandy, dau. of Henry and Amy Louise 
Blandy, of Zanesville, Ohio. Res. Arlington. Children : 

1. Myi-a deNorniandie Wood,^'^ b. May 12, 188C), at Roxbury. 

2. Marjorie Wood,^" b. Oct. 4, 1887, at Roxbury. 

3. Grayson Blandy Wood^° h. Aug. 25, 1889, at Arlington. 

iv. Annik Wyman Wooi),^ b. Dec. 23, 1856; m. Dec. 31. I.S77. 
George T. Freeman, son of John D. and Elizabeth B. Free- 
man, born July 5, 1855, in West Cambridge. Res. Arlington. 
Children, all born in Arlington : 

1. Sophia Wood Freeman,^'* b. Nov. 3, 1878. 

2. Warren Eugene Freeman}'^ b. Nov. 18, 1880. 

3. Ernest ffarrinqiuii Freeman?^ b. July 11, 1884. 

110 

Ebenezer Nelson^ Blake {Ellis Gray,'' lYat/iauicI,'' Bcnjauiiii,^ 
Increase,'^ James, ^ J antes, ^ William,^), son of Ellis Gray and Ann 
E. (Wyman) Blake, born Feb. 9, 1831, in West Cambridge ; mar- 
ried Sept. 15, 1858, at West Cambridge, Annie Elizabeth Whit- 
ten, daughter of Joseph W. and Mary E. Whitten. Resided in 
West Cambridge till 1863, then Boston till 1S69, Chicago from 
1869 to 1890, when he returned to Arlington where he now resides. 
He is a prominent business man and president of the Arlington 
National Bank. He has been president of the American Baptist 
Home Mission Society, and is actively interested in all religious 
and benevolent work. 

Children : 

i. Mabel Ellsworth,^ b. Nov. 12, ISdO. at West Cambridge; m. 
March 4, 1880, at Chicago. Herman II. Kohlsaat, of Chicago, 
where they reside- Children : 

1. Pauline Blake Kohlsaat,^'' b. ^nw: 10, 1882, at Chicago. 

2. Kallieriae Kohlsaal,^'^ b. Sept. 29, 1889, at Chicago. 

ii. Laura Elizabeth,-' b. Oct. 24. 1871, at Chicago; d. Nov. 4, 

1871, at Chicago, 
iii. Ebenezer Nelsox." b. Aug. 30. 1S75, at Chicauo ; d. Any. 10' 
1893, at Arlington. 

117 

Martha Russell^ Blake {Ellis Gray'' Nathaniel;'' Benjamin,^ 
Increase,'' Javics!' Jaines^^ William^), daughter of Ellis Gray and 
Ann E. (Wyman) Blake, born Aug. 18, 1833, at West Cambridge; 
married Oct. 28, 1855, George E. Richardson, son of George B. 
and Mary Ann (Wilson) Richardson, born in West Cambridge 



Il8 BLAKE GENEALOGY. 

She died April i6, 1872, in Cambridge. He resides in Arlington. 
Children (all born in Cambridge) : 

i. George B. Richardson.^ b. Aug. 2, 18.3G; d. Sept. 7, 1858. 

ii. Arthur H. Richardson,^ b. April 27, 1860 ; m. Jan. 1, 1884, 
Cora Dulcena Green, b. Oct. 14, 1860, at St. Louis, Mo.; d. 
April 13, 18'J4, at Winchester, Mass. Res. Winchester. 
Children : 

1. Laurence Elmer Richardson^^ b. Oct. o, 1884. 

2. Leroy Moicry Richardson}^ b. Oct. 1, 1886. 

iii. Edward B. Richardson,^ b. Sept. 24, 1867; m. Sept. 24, 
1891, Helen L. Crowell, dan. of Capt. Prince F. and Mary 
F. Crowell, b. Nov. 14, 1866, at East Dennis, Mass. A 
physician, res. Everett. Children : 

1. George Edivard Richardson}'' b. Aug. 14, 18U2. 

2. Helen Mary Richardson}'' b. June 8, 1894. 

iv. Helen G. Richardson,^ b. Oct. 31, 1869: d. Feb. 27, 1879, 
at Arlington. 

V. Mattie F. Richardson,^ b. Jan. 14, 1872. Res. Arlington. 



118 

Harriet Morse^ Blake {El/is Gray} Nathaniel} Benjamin} 
Licrease} Janies,^ James,'- fC/Z/Mw^), daughter of Ellis Gray and 
Ann E. (VVyman) Blake, born Jan. 17, 1837, in Lexington; mar- 
ried Aug. 20, 1857, Cyrus Wood, son of Leonard and Mary T. 
Wood, of Lexington, born Jan. 6, 1829, at Lexington. They re- 
sided at Arlington, where she died April 5, 1878, and he July 21, 
1896. 

Children : 

i. Mattie B. Wood,^ b. July 28, 1862, at West Cambridge; d. 
Feb. 22, 1864. 

ii. Hattie Frances Wood,-' b. Dec. 27. 1864, at West Cambridge ; 
m. INIay 12, 1.S86, at Arlington, Henry Ilornldower. Res. 
Arlington. Children : 

1. Ruth Hornblower}" b. April l-S, 1887. 

2. Helen Hornblower}" b. March 25, 1889. 

3. Ralph HornbluLon-}" b. Feb. 26, 1891. 

iii. Cvias AVood,-' b. June 25, 1867, at Arlington; d. March 14, 
1875. 

iv. William B. Wood,-' b. -luly 15, 1869, at Arlington; m. there, 
Dec. 3, 1891, Lillie W. Kuowles, dau. of Alfred Ii. and Sarah 
(Mavo) Knowles, b. Oct. 24, 1869, d. March 22, 18t)3; m. 
2d, bee. 12. 1894, at Arlington, Mabel F. Adams, dau. of 



BLAKE GENEALOGV. II9 

Prescott A. and Addie P. Adams, b. March 7, 1S73. Pes. 
Arlington. Child (by first marriage) : 

1. Philip JFoorf/'^ b. March 2, 1893, at Arlington. 
Children (by second marriage) : 

2. Rosamond IFoorf,^" b. Feb. 9, 189(3, at Arlington. 

3. Winthrop A. Wood,^"" b. Oct. 24, 1897, at Arlington. 

V. Charles A. Wood.*' b. Aug. 24, 1871, at Arlington; d. Feb. 
1, 1875. 

119 

Sarah Prescott^ Blake {Ei/is Gray,' Nat/mute//' Benjamin;' 
Increase,'' Janies^^ James,- William^), daughter of Ellis Gray and 
Ann E. (Wyman) Blake, born Nov. 9, 1839, ^-^ West Cambridge; 
married Nov. 8, 1863, John Spencer Crosby, son of John and 
Mary (Bucknam) Crosby. Res. Arlington. 

Children : 

i. John IIowkll CK<>SBY,®b. Dec. 30, 1807, at Pelmont; m. Dec. 
9, 1891, at Arlington, Daisy Adelle Conant, dau. of Benjamin 
and Clara (Newhall) Conant, b. May 31, 1872. Res. Arling- 
ton. Children : 

1. Hdea Edith Crosby}^^ b. Sept. 14, 1.S92. at Arlington. 

2. Phyllis Mtvhcdl Crosby,^'' b. Nov. 13, 1893, at Arlington. 

3. Puth Crosby,^" b. Dec. 9, 1897, at Arlington. 

ii. Nelson Blake Crosby.^ b. June 20. 1871, at Arlington ; m. 
Aug. 21, 1<S9."), at Arlmgton. Cora Thankful Kimball, dau. of 
Samuel E. and ]Maria M. (Durgin) Kimball. Res. Arlington. 
Child : 
1. Pauline Crosby,^'^ b. May 30. l.S9«. 

iii. Roland Spencer Crosby,^ b. Oct. 7, 1874, at Arlington. 



GENEALOGICAL CHARTS. 



Ist-4th Gen. 



5th Gen. 



6th Gen. 



1 Wii.i. 

5 Jam El 

7 Jami;: 

8 iNCUl 



20 Dr. Thomas D. . 



7th Gen. 




8th Gen. 


James, J 1- ■; 




Eliza. 
I-olly. 




Madison. 


57 


Harrison G. 




5s 


Rebecca. 




5!t 


Isaac W. 


Harrison G 


00 


.lames G. 




(V,' 


I.ydia M. 
John VV. 




. li-'5 


.Sibyl D. 


Betsey Hill .... 


04 
05 

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Rebecca M. 
Sarah R. 
Elizabeth B. 




07 


Jnmes B. 




6S 


William. 




0<.> 


Leonard. 




70 


Xatbaniel. 


Sally McCulloch . . . 




Mary J. 




72 


Kusebius. 




78 


Adoiiiram J. 




74 


Harrison G. 




75 


Marshall. 




L 70 


Sarah C. 




f 77 


Urial T. D. 


' 


78 


Charles U. 






David I). 


Thomas D J 


I'o 


Koyal E. 




SI 


(ieorge 1". 




.^2 


Francis M. 




I 83 


Frances M. 




r Si 


F:dward A. 




8o 


Albert H. 


George W ^ 


8rt 
87 


Frederick H. 
Frank V. 




iS 


Harriett A. 




Cornelia M. 




MS 

92 


.lohn D. 


Beiioiii W 


.Mary J. 
Ella R. 




I 03 


Charles B. 


Adeline Gould . . . 


r 


Amelia D. 
John F. 

David A. 




04 


Frances H. 


Kev. Thomas D. . . ^ ^^^ 


Martha JI. 
Mary H. 



L 90 



Hannah N. 
Harriet C. 



f George F. 

Increase J 97 F>eeman D. 

[ 98 William F. 

f F^mma L. 

Warren N. 
EbenezerX. • • • .; Isabel F. 

I Harriet C. 

1_ Harrison G. 

f 99 Thomas D. 
I Sara A. 

<jeorge I ^100 George F., Jr 

I Jennie M. 

(, Alice N. 



(^ .39 Freeman X. 



' 40 Amelia Ilailey 



■ { 



Susanna Howes 



(See next page 
for descendants of 
Edward and Ben- 
jamin, brothers of 
Increase, Jr.) 



George A. Howes, Jr. 



42 Increase B. Howes 



43 Fidelia Patterson 



y 44 Charles Howes 



Helen Maud. 
Anson. 
Curtis. 
Dana. 
Eyman C. 
George P. 

Emma. 
Fidelia P. 
Wesley C. 
Jason M. 
Fred. 
Herman. 
Mary A. 
Ellery C. 
Ellen J. 
James F. 
Charles E. 
Ellen. 
Carson. 



Ist-4th Gen. 



1 William.' 

5 James.2 

7 James.^ 

8 Inckease.'' 



5th Gen. 


6th Gen. 




7th Gen. 


8th Gen. 




r22 Ed ward,. Ir. . . 


4.5 


Robert 


101 William 11. 
Frances K. 


f 10 Edward . . 




■40 
47 


Charles S ■ 

Tliomas, .Jr - 


f 102 Charles A. 

103 .lames H. 
William H. 

104 Harriett (i. 
Susannah II 

f 105 Marinda U. 
Thomas P. 
Susan Al. 
106 Frederic]< W 




2.3 Thomas .... 


48 
40 


Eleanor M. ChurcldU . ■ 
Henry .1 


f Henrv C. 

Edward I!. 

Sarah .S. 
[ Susan A. 
f Joseph. 

Edward. 

Adelaide V. 

Ella. 






50 


Edward C 


Charles E. 
Sarali S. 

f William A. 
Jlary .7. 
CatlK-rine B. 




!:!4 Capt. Increase . 




Mary IC. Anderson . . j 


Benjamin B. 
Maria E. 
Sarah. 
Edwin I'.. 
Eouisa A. B 






'51 


Henry T 


f Virginia. 

M.Th.eresa. 
Henry T. 
.Josephine G 


, 14 Benjamin . . ■ 


2r> Ellis G ' 


52 
53 


Bennett T 

Dr. Ellis G 


107 Laura A. 
Bennett T. 

108 Joseph. 

100 John Henry. 
Eliza V. 






54 


Nathaniel 


' 110 Mary B. 

111 Eliza A. 
Julia K. 

112 Emma L. 
Andrewetta. 






'55 


Nathaniel 


John J. 

Mary S. 




26 Nathaniel ... 


50 


Ellis G ■ 


113 Oliver W. 

114 Stephen V. 
JIarv A. 

115 Sophia M. 
110 E. Nelson. 

117 Maltha It. 

118 Harriet .M. 
no Sarali V. 



These charts show the descendants of Increase Blake, Senior, throngh hi; 
sons Increase Jr., Edward and Benjamin, for four generations. 

The numbers preceding the name correspond with the sections in the book 



INDEX. 



INDEX OF BLAKES. 



THE NAME MAY OCCUR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Aaron, 28 


Betsey A., 66 


Abby T. (Wood), 81, 115 


A. (Bell), 60. 81 


Abigail, 3.5, 36 


Bridge. 51, 62 


(Arnold), 36 


Bridget (Shelton), 57, 79 


(Preston), 32 




(Tucker). 28 


Caroline F., 67 


Adelaide V., 76 


(Holdridge), 65, 101 


Adelia (Nichols). 102 


L. (Adams). 75. 110 


Adeline, 53, 66 


M. (Friend), 57, 77 


Agnes. 10, 28 


Carrie, 85 


(Band), 11. 12, 20 


E. (McFarland), 65, 99 


Albert F., 70 


H. (Turner), 69, 107 


Harris, 101 


I. (Livingstone), 106 


Holland, 65. 101 


J., 101 


AldeL. (Tuck), 68. 107 


L., Ill 


Alice N., 69 


Charity, 35 


Alida G. (Phelps), 97 


Charles, 64 


Allen H., 109 


A. and Jr., 74, 108, 109 


Allison A, 98 


Benoni. 66, 105 


Alva D., 77 


E., 68, 77, 100, 113 


Andrewetta, 79 


H. and Jr„ 64, 97 


;^-;} 10. 11, 17, 21-27. 32, 43, 46, 49 


J., 112 
M., 10, 36 


(Clarage), 44 


0., 104 


(Crafts), 43, 44 


S., 55, 74 


E. (Wyman), 57. 80 


U., 97 


(Gray), 41, 42 


W., 76 


(Hanover), 27 


Clara J., 104 


Maria, 58 


Cora E., 97 


(Richardson), 36 


Cordelia, 53 


Anna, 28 


Cornelia (Davis), 77 


( ). 26 


M., 65, 103 


E. (Dennis), 65, 99 


Cornelius N , 53 


G., 100 


Crawford, 60 


M., 66 




W.. 104 


David, 28 


Annie E. (Whitten), 81, 117 


A., 67 


Arathusa (Miller), 83 


D,, 65, 98 


Aurelia B. (Cass), 108 


H., 83 




Delight (Miller), 60. 83 


Barbara L., 107 


Dorcas (Mitchell), oo, 76 


Benjamin, 44. 49 


(Smallpiece), 47, 54 


Bennett T., 57, 77, 78 


(Ward), 44, 47 


Benoni W., 52, 66 


Dorothv, 46, 68 


Bertha E., 99 


S.,'l07 


Bessie, 85, 85 


T., 107 



128 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Ebenezer, 32, 33, 35, 46, 49 

^Mson, 81, 117 

Nelson, Jr., 117 

Norton, 53, 68 
Edith C. (Taylor), 99 

E., 100 

G., 107 
Edward, 21, 27, 28, 33-36, 40, 54, 73, 76 

Capt., 43, 46, 47 

Capt., Jr., 47, 54 

A., 65, 100 

C, 00, 77 

J., 9 

T., 97 
Edwin B., 85 

E., 99 
Eleanor M., ob, 75 
Eli O., 66 
Eliza, 58 

■ Ann, 79, 114 

A. T.. 57 

C, 108 

C. (Rice), 74, 108 
(Edwards), 55 
(Elliot), 85 
(Roe), 60, 83 

v., 79 
Elizabeth, 28, 32, 35, 36, 46, 49, 81 
A., 105, 116 

A. (Thompson), 65, 101 
Bridge, 51, 62 
(Bridge), 43, 44, 45 
(Candage), 35 
(Clap), 28 
(Cutler), 35 
D., 74 

D. (Tetherly), 54, 73 
(Evans), 27 
(Foley), 98 
(French), 28 
(Harris), 44, 49 
(Hunt), 28 
(Leachman), 57, 78 
(McDaniel), 40 
(Morv), 28 
(Smith), 28 

Ella, 76 

A., 101 

J., 101 

R., 66, 104 
Ellen L., 113 
Ellis, 50 

Gray, 44, 49, 50,56,80, 116 

Gray, Dr., 57, 78 
Elsie M., 100 
Emma F., 101, 115 

Lou, 79, 114 

Louese, 68 
Emogene A., 98 
Esther C, 107 
Ethel F., 107 

H., 102 



Eugene A., 98 
Experience, 26, 28 

Fannie P. (Waite), 112 
Fanny (Pierce), 97 
Fetna (Price), 57, 77 
Flora E. (Wright), 65, 102 
Fordyce T., 108 
Frances H., 67, 105 

Maria, 65, 100 

M. (Church), 68, 106 

R., 108 

R. H., 74 

(Strong), 65, 101 

W., 115 
Francis A., 65 

E., 40 

Emery, 64 

H., 65 

M.. 65, 100 
Frank H., 102 

L., 98 

v., 65. 102 
Fred A., 100 
Frederick F., 113 

G., 102 

H., 101 

Henry, 65, 101 

W., 75, 110 
Freeman D., 68, 106 

N., 53, 69 

George, 74 

C, 115 
E., 108 
F., 53, 68 

F., Jr., 69, 107 

P., 65, 99 

S., 107 

W. and Jr., 52, 65 

W., 99 
Giles, 9 
Grace, 11, 84, 113 

B., 69 

P., 83 

Hannah, 21, 27, 32-36, 40, 44, 48, 50 

( ), 27,32 

(Badcock), 28 
(Butt), 32 

D. (Norton), 53, 67 
(Horton), 28 

J. (Bradford), 97 
(Lvon), 26 
(Macey), 32, 36 
N., 67 

(AVhittier), 55, 76 
Harriet or Harriett, 
A., 65, 102 
C. 67, 68, 106 
(Cummings), 53, 68 
G., 60 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



129 



Harriet or Harriett, 




John C, 104 




Green, 74, 109 




Doak, 80 




M., 81, 118 




Dunklee, 66, 103 




Harriot (G.), 65 




G., 78 




Harrison, 43, 44, 50 




Henry, 79, 112, 113 




Gray, 51, 59-62 




J., 80 




Gray, Jr., 60, 81 




L., 113 




Gray, 68, 97 




T., 57 




Harry, 83 




Wesley, 60, 85 




Hattie A., 102 




Jonathan, 28, 32, 35, 36, 40 




E., 99 




Joseph, 28, 32, 36, 44, 49, 54, 


55, 58, 76, 


M. (Waite). 66, 105 






78, 112 


Hazel I., 100 




Josephine G., 77 




Helen, 82, 116 




Josiah, 32 




Maud. 70 




Jotham S., 53 




(Potter), 60, 85 




Julia M., 112 




S. (Baker). 53, 69 




R., 79 




Sophia, 116 




R. (Ingraham), 66, 103 




Henry, 40, 47 








i). and Jr., 112 




Kate Belle, 113 




F., 107 








J., 55, 76 




Laura Ann, 78, HI 




T., 57, 77 




E., 117 




T.. Jr., 77 




E. (Skinner), 65, 102 




Herbert E., 97 




S., 112 




Hopestill, 32 




Lazel, 60 




Hovyard, 97 




Lena (Hawks), 83 




Humphrey, 10 




LeonilleB. (Allaire), 101 
Lillian, 84 




I. H. B. (McClain), 78 




Lisle, 83 




Ida E., 102 




Lizzie B. (Dodge), 68 




Ina, 83 




L., 99 




M., 105 




LottaR., 113 




Increase, 53, 67 




Louis E., 83 




(Senior), 32. 41-44 




Louisa M., 56 




(Junior), 43, 44 




M. (Russell), 74 




Capt., 49, 00 




Lucinda S. (Oritchett), 109 




Irving E., 97 




Lucretia A. (Hale), 79, 112 




P., 97 




(May), 64, 96 




Isaac "W., 60, 83 




Lucy, 60 




Isabel r., 107 




"a. (Barzantte), 65, 74 




Isabella F., 68 




(Brainard), 85 

C. (Person), 78, 112 




James, 11, 21, 28-32, 36-40, 


4:?, 46, 48, 


(Goodell), 51, 59-62 






51, 58, 83 


L.. 100 




G., 60, 83 




(Parker), 49, 57 




Hall. 55 




Person, 112 




Henry, 74, 109 




Lydia. 47 




Henry Jr., 109 




(Dana), 40 




Madison. 5S 




M., 60, 84 




Jane, 10, 34 








(Cook). 44, 50 




Mabel E., 117 




Jennie C, 102 




Madison, 58 




M., 69 




MallieF. (Curry), 113 




Jeremiah, 33 




Margery, 68 




Jerusha, 27 




Marilla' (Dunklee), 52, 66 




Jessie M., 70, 104 




ISIarinda R., 75, 110 




Joanna J., 56 




Martha, 53 




Joel, 33 




E., 79 




John, 9, 10, 11, 21, 22, 32, 36 


44,47 


J. (Skinner), 53, 69 




A., 58 




M., 67 




B., 112, 112, 116 




(Mory), 27 





I30 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Martha (Norton), 46, .52 




Rachel (Glover), 40 




R., 81, 117 




Ralph J.. 109 




Mary, 26, 27, 28, 32, 34, 36, 44, 46, 


47, 


Rebecca, .47, 60-62, 82 




52, 54 


83 


(Cunningham), 46, 51 




A., 60 




H., 54, 74 




A. (McCalje), 74, 108 




(Hallo well), 43, 46 




Ann, 81. 115 




Relief (Humphrey), 32 




Ann (Piercej, 74 




(Leadbetter)^ 33 




Anna, 110 




Richard, 11 




Bennett, 79, 113 




Robert, 10, 54, 73, 74 




(Bennett), 35 




(Admiral), 10 




E., 56, 108 




S., 54 




E. F. (Hardy). 65,98 




Royal E.. 64, 65, 98 




E., 100 




Ruth. 32, 40 




H., 67, 105 




(Bachellor). 32, 37 




H. D., 98 




Beatrice, 101 




J., 66, 104 








(Jenkins), 49, 55 




Sallie Hope, 107 




(Kent), 36 




Sally, 51, 63 




L. (Millei), 65, 102 




Samuel, 17, 27, 32, 38, 40, 50 




(Pinson), 40 
R., 78 

S., 80 




B., 55 






l^'-'X I 27, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 44, 46, 
Sarah, > 


50 


(Shaw), 21, 22 




A., 74 




(Stevens, 33 




Augusta, 69 




(TaYlor), 49. 57 




B. (Wiswall), 50, 57, 80 




W. (Dakin), 65, 100 




(Dawes), 44, 49 




(Welland), 36 




F. (Briggs), 64 




(Wheeler), 57, 79 




J. (Warren), 80, 115 




May, So 




(Macev), 27 




Mehitable, 26, 28, 32 




P., 81, 119 




(Bird), 32 




(Pitts), 27 




Merev, 35 




R. (Ballou), 98 




Mildred A.. 97 




S., 77 




B., 98 




S. (Skinner), 53, 68 




Minnie H., 105 




(Souther), 36 




Moses, 28 




Spiller), 55, 77 




M. There.'.a, 77 




See Sallie and Sally. 




Myra C. (Jordan), 76 




Sarai (Farnsworth), 53, 67 
Scheherazade (Price), 57, 78 




Nathaniel, 26, 27, 32, 44, 49, 50, 57, 79 


,80 


Sibyl Dorcas, 60, 85 




0., 57, 79 




" (Williams), 51, 59-62 




Nellie, 83. 83 




Simon, 28 
Solomon, 36 




Oliver W., 80, 115 




Sophia M., 58, 81, 116 




Orwell C, 65 




Stephen P., 81, 115, 116 




Otis, 52 




Susan, 28. 101 




G., 64 




(Adams), 52, 65 




L., 64 




E. (Browning), 113 
Maria, 75 




Patience, 36, 40 




Parker. 1 1 1 




(Pope). 31. 33 




P. (Symonds), 69, 107 




(White), 40 




(Russell), 55, 75 




Percis H. (Fish), 52, 64 




Susanna ) 
Susannah, 5 




Percival A.. 77 






Persis, 46, 52 




H., 74 




See Percis. 




(Newell), 36 




Petronella (Peck), 35 




(Stimpson), 47, 55 




Philip C, 106 








Pollv, 58 




Thomas, 4 0, 44, 46, 47, 54, 65 




Priscilla, 27 




Jr., 55, 75 





BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Thomas D., 51, 52, 64 


67, 69, 107 


Wesley, 85 


D. (Dr.), 46, 52 




William, 9, 10, 11, 12-21, 25, 26, 27, 36, 


D. (Rev.), 53, 67 




40, 44, 46, 47, 60, 51, 101 


H., 113 




Benoni. 64 


P., 75 




Cutler, 74 
D. and Jr., 98 


Urial, T. D., 64, 96 




E., 76 


Uzeda A. (Fish), 64, 97 


F., 68, 106 






H., 76 


Vernie M., 48, 83 




Hallowell, 74, 108 


Vesta C, 198 




Henry, 74 


Vinnie P., 98 




Horton, 107 


Virginia, 77, 79 




Winifred, 97 


Vohiey, 60 




M., 102 
Winthrop I., 98 


Wait, 40 






(Simpson), 40 




Ziba, 34 


Warren N., 68 




Zipporah, 32 



For names other than Blake, see next page. 



NAMES OTHER THAN BLAKE. 



Abbott, Hannah B. (Loring), 50 

Theodore, oO 
Aborii, Lucy, 69 
Adair, Andrew C. D., 99 

Andrew K., 99 

Bertha E. (Blake), 99 

Clark D., 99 

Janet (Clark), 99 

Miriam, 99 

Thomns D., 99 
Adams, Addie P. (Mrs.), 118 

Caroline L., 7-5, 110 

David, 65 

Dulcena R.. 86 

Mabel F., 118 

Mary A. (Longfellow), 110 

Xellie, 86 

Prescott A., 1 1 8 

Stephen, 110 

Susan, 52, 65 

Susan (Warren), 65 
Allaire, Leonille B. (Sawyer), 101 
Allen, Ellen S., 89 

Flora, 73 

Hepsibah (Mrs.), 75 

James, 89 

John, 75 

^lary, 75 

Samantha (Mrs.), 89 
Anderson, Ann S. (Lundgreen), 56 

Anna, o6 

Benjamin B., 56 

Catherine B., 56 

Edwin [i., 56 

Eugenia De F. (Bump), 56 

Helen A. (Fowler), 56 

Jesse, 111 

Louisa, 56 

Louisa A. B., 56 

Maria E., 56 

Martha, 91 

Mary E. (Blake), 56 

Mary J., 56 

Mary (Tucker), 111 

Patt"ie, 111 

Sarah, 56 

William and Jr., 56 
Andrews, Ann (Blake), 43 

Florence, 82 

Thomas, 16, 43 



Arnold. Abigail, 36 

Abigail (Frary), 36 

Barachiah, 36 

Jennie B., 103 
Atherton, Rest, 35 
Atkins, Marj% 108 

Minnie, 110 
Atkinson, Edwin G., 102 

Harry A., 102 

Laura E. (Blake), 102 

Thomas O.. 102 

Walter E., 102 
Atwood, Louisa M. ( Blake), 109 

Nathaniel E., 109 
Avery, Ann, 70 

Judith (Cook), 70 

Moses, 70 

Bachellor, see Batehelder, 

Deborah (Smith), 37 

Nathaniel, 37 

Ruth, 32, 37, 41 
Badcock, Hannah, 28 

Robert, 34 
Bagiey, Jonas, Col., 46 
Bailey, Ann (Avery), 70 

Anson, 70 

Amelia (Howes), 53, 70 

Carlo, 70 

Carrie J.. 70 

Curtis, 70 

Dana, 70 

Dolly (Warren), 70 

Eleazer AV., 70 

George, 70 

George P., 70 

Helen (Maxfield), 70 

Henry, 70 

Lvma'n C. 70 

Mary (Danforth), 70 

Moses, 70 

Sophronia (Gale), 70 

William, 53, 70 

William E., 70 
Baker, Helen S., 53, 69 

John C, 70 

Mary Z., 113 

Roxanna, 90 

Sarah (Kendrick), 70 
Ballard, Charles, 89 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Ballard, Gladys A. M., 90 

Hazel E., 90 

Minnie II. (McCulloch), 89 

Ralph M., 90 
Ballon, Elizabeth P. (Gilson), 98 

George D., 98 

Sarah R., 98 
Band, Agnes, 11, 12, 41 

Richard, 12 
Barker, Alice M., 106 

Alvin R., 106 

Amanda, 70 

Harriet C. (Blake), 67, 106 

Mabel C, 106 

Mary E. (Mrs.), 106 

Willis A., 67, 106 
Barnes, Sarah H., 49 
Barrett, Betsey H.. 66 
Bartlett, Caroline, 88 
Bartling, David, 54 

Rebecca H. (Blake), 54 
Barzantte, John, 74 

Lucy A., 55, 74 

Nancy (Jewett), 74 
Batchelder, see Bachellor. 

Josiah, 44 

Sarah (Blake), 44 

Sarah (Dawes), 48 
Beals, Millie, 97 
Beard, Hannah T., 70 
Beardsley, Charles H., 101 

Ella A (Blake), 101 
Belcher, Elizabeth (Blake), 28 
Bell, Betsey A., 60. 81 

Charles C, 71 

Clara E. (Pearson), 71 

David C, 71 

Lina (Conklin), 71 

AViUiam, 81 
Bennett, Mary, 35 
Berg, Marv, 71 
Berkeley, Alfred R., 115 

Edmund, 1 15 

Greenville R., 115 

Julia L. (Ramsey), 115 

May L., 115 
Bird, Mehitable, 32 
Blandy, Amy L., 117 

Henry, 117 
Blinn. James, 22, 25 
Blodget, Susanna, 55 
Blood, David E., 94 

Edward L., 94 

Fannie E. (McCulloch), 94 

Mary J. (Mrs.), 94 
Blue, Andrew M. and Jr., 113, 114 

Charles G., 114 

Henry B. and Jr., 114 
John. 113 

Julian B., 114 
Katherine A. (Gray), 114 
Katharine L., 114 
9 



Blue. Mary B. (Blake), 79, 113 
Mary E., 114 
Mary J., 114 
MarV Z. (Baker), 113 
Olive (Odell), 113 
Willard C, 79, 113 
William II, 114 
William R. and Jr., 114 
Bobhitt, Bennett B., 112 
James B., 112 
Laura M., 112 
Laura S. (Blake), 112 
Lucille D., 112 
Marv (Miller), 112 
William H., 112 
Boutwell, Nancy J. (Mrs.), 69 
Rodnev C, 69 
Roland H., 69 
Sara A. (Blake), 69 
Bowman, Elizabeth D. (Blake), 74 

Isaiah, 74 
Bradford, Hannah J. (Foss), 97 
Brainard, Lucy, 85 

Nellie (Blake), 83 
Ollie, 83 
Russell, 83 
Brantley, Elizabeth, 111 
Brewer," Sarah. 100 
Bridge, Ebenezer, 44 
Elizabeth. 43, 44 
James, 45 
Marv, (Mrs), 44 
Briggs, Mehitable (Blake), 26, 28 
Sarah F., 64 
William Jr., 28 
Brockett, Richard, 23 
Brown, Christopher, 63. 87 
Edward, 16 
George W^, 87 
Julia, 72 

Sarah R. (Richardson), 63, 87 
Browning, Su.>-an E., 1 13 
Bryan, Ann C. (Mrs.), Ill 
" Ellen L. (Blake), 113 
Harry S.. 113 
Josephine, HI 
Newton K., 1 1 1 
Buck, Martha M., 87 
Bucknam, Marv. 119 
Bull, Theresa M.. 90 
Bullard, Arvilla A. (Hadley), 98 
Charles U., 98 
Cora E. (Blake), 97 
Harold C, 97 
James M., 98 
Julia, 93 
Mabel E., 97 
Mary H. D. (Blake), 98 
Orra E. (Mrs.). 97 
Perry, 97 
Ralph H., 98 
W'alter E.. 97 



134 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Bullard, Walter P, 97 


Childs, Pamelia P. (Hobart), 111 


Bump, Eugenia De F., 56 


Rufus, HI 


Burbank, Elizabeth (Mayo), 66 


Susan P. (Blake), 111 


James P. T., 66 


Church, Benjamin, 55 


Jane G., 66 


Eliza A. Stimpson, 55 


Burgess. Flora C. (Pratt), 103 


Frances M., 68, 106 


Herbert W., 103 


Harriot E., 55 


Burr, Jehu, 13, 14 


Helen M. (Mrs.), 1C6 


Butt, Hannah, 32 


Joseph W., 106 


Silence, 3.5 


Churchill. Adelaide A.. 75 




Aravesta (Smith), 75 


Cabel, John, 13, 14 


Carrie S., 76 


Callawav, Emma C. (Kirk), 114 


Charles S., 76 


William J., 114 


Coraetta W., 76 


Candage. Elizabeth, 35 


Edward B., 75 


Capen, Ensign, 15 


Edwin 0., 75 


John, 18, 19, 20 


Eleanor M. (Blake), 55, 75 


Mr., 15 


Elias, 75 


Uncle. 31 


Ella May, 76 


Carnesey, Henry, 30 


Frederic S., 75 


Carver, Eleazer, 28 


Henry C. 75 


Ellen M., 113 


Ida B., 76 


lixperience (Blake), 26, 2S 


Ivory, 55, 75 


John. 28 


Lora T., 76 


Millicent (Mrs.), 28 


Mary (Allen), 75 


Case. Amos, 52 


Sarah S., 76 


Dolly B., 52 


Susan A., 76 


Lucinda, 52 


Claflin, Sabra \V., 97 


Mary (Mrs.), 52 


Claghorn, Lydia, 52 


Persis (Blake), 46, 52 


Clap. Edward, 18, 19, 26, 28 


Samuel, 45, 46. 52 


Elizabeth, 28, 41 


Cass, Amelia B., 108 


Prudence (Clap), 28 


Lewis N., 108 


AVait, 40 


Wealthy A. (Keen), 108 


Clarage, Anne, 44 


Chamberlain. Dorcas (Mrs.), 109 


Clark, Janet. 99 


Ella F., 1C6 


Colby, Adaline, 107 


Elton M., 67, 106 


Cobey, Lorena (Polhemus), 96 


Fannie M., 106 


Minnie B. (Sherman),' 96 


Henrv E., 106 


William K. and Jr., 96 


Homer P.. 106 


Colton, Emma M. (Stearns), 87 


Mary H. (Blake), 67, 1 06 


M. v., 87 


Mary J., 109 


Conant, Beniamin, 119 


Samuel, 109 


Clara (Newhallj, 119 


Chapin, C. C, 103 


Daisy Adelle, 119 


Elijah, 75 


Conklin, Lina, 71 


Lovee D., 75 


Cook, Enoch, 50 


Minnie H. (Poland), 103 


Jane, 44, 50 


Smith, 75 


Judith, 70 


Susan G. (Mrs.), 103 


Lucy (Rice) , 50 


Susan M. (Parker), 75 


Coon. Andrewetta (Blake), 79 


Walter S., 103 


George and Jr., 79 


Chapman, George E.. 102 


William, 79 


Hattie A. (Blake), 102 


Copeland, Marv A., 90 


Nathaniel C, 102 


Roxanna (Baker), 90 


Polly E. (Mrs.), 102 


William, 90 


Chase, Annabel, 71 


Crafts. Anne. 43, 44 


Childs, Alice, HI 


Anne (White), 44 


Arthur v.. HI 


Thomas. 44, 46 


Carrie L., 1 11 


Crandall, John J., 95 


James H., Ill 


Julia A., 64, 95 


Leila M., Ill 


Crichett, Charles H , 109 


Maurice F., Ill 


Lucinda S., 109 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



135 



Crichett, Martha (Smith), 109 


Dean, Ezra, 60 


Crosby, Cora T. (Kimball), 119 


George A., 108 


Daisy A. (Conant), 119 


Lucy (Blake), 60 


Helen E.. 119 


Mary E. (Blake), 103 


John, 119 


William. 60 


John H., 119 


De Groate, Delia, 82 


John S., 81 


Ellen R., 82 


Mary (Bucknam), 119 


Harrison G., 82 


Nelson B, 119 


Naomi. 82 


Pauline, 119 


Rebecca (Blake), 60, 82 


Phyllis X., 119 


Rosannah. 82 


Roland S., 119 


S. Courtland, 60, 82 


Ruth, 119 


Demming, Maria, 83 


Sarah P. (Blike). 81, 119 


Dennis. Anna E.. 65, 99 


Crowell, Helen L.. 118 


Arosina (Fish)., 99 


Mary F. (Mrs.), 118 


George, 99 


Prince F., 118 


Dinsmore, Albert L., 72 


Cummings, Harriet, 53, 68 


Marv A. (Howes), 72 


Harriet (Cutler), 68 


Dodge, Frank B , 68 


Moses, 68 


Harriet (Faden), 68 


Cvinningham, David, 51 


Lizzie B., 6S 


Eleanor (Mrs.), 51 


Doub, Albert, 112 


Rebecca. 46, 51 


Bennett, 112 


Curry, Mallie F., 113 


Elizabeth (Brantlev), 111 


Curtis, Maria L., 73 


Isabelle, HI 


Gushing, Abigail (Holder), 36 


Josephine, 111 


John, 36 


Josephine (Bryan), 111 


Cutler, Elizabeth, 35 


Landon A., 112 


Harriet, 68 


Landon L., Ill 




Laura, 111 


Dadman, Charles, 73 


Laura A. (Blake), 78, HI 


Ella (Howes), 73 


Laura B., 112 


Daggett, Elizabeth (Blake), 35 


Mary E., 112 


Thomas, 35 


Nannie B., Ill 


Dakin, Clara F., 100 


Pattie (Anderson), 111 


Ernest F., 100 


Peter, 111 


Frances M. (Blake), 65, 100 


William B., HI 


Levi and Jr., 65, 100 


William C, 78, 111 


Mary W.. 65, 100 


Dows, Sarah, 40 


Sarah (Mrs.), 100 


Duncan, Nathaniel, 15 


Sarah (Brewer), 100 


Dunklee, Belinda C. (Smith), 87 


Dana, Lydia, 40 


Betsey H. (Barrett), 66 


Danforth, Mary, 70 


Eli, 66 


Davenport, Benjamin F., 16 


Emma M., 87 


Charles, 15 


Marilla, 52, 66 


Thomas, 15, 25 


Jonathan, 87 


Davis, Almira, 72 


Durant, Edward, 22 


Cornelia, 77 


Durgin, Maria M., 119 


Lucy C, 112 


Dyer. Abigail (Arnold). 36 


Susannah (Prince), 48 


Barrett. 36 


Dawes, Anne, 48 


Caroline (Bartlett), 88 


Elizabeth, 48 


Dexter, 88 


Elizabeth (Underwood), 48, 49 


Sarah J., 88 


Hannah, 48 




Hannah (Blake), 44, 48 


Edgerton, Elizabeth H. (Matteson), 87 


Margaret (Greenleaf), 48 


Horace, 87 


Sarah, 44, 48, 49 


Martha M, (Buck), 87 


Thomas, 44, 48, 49 


Norman, 87 


Thomas, Jr., 48, 83 


Edmunds, Susanna, 89 


Dean, Charles, 108 


Edson, Lettie, 85 


Charlotte A. (Mrs.), 108 


Edwards, Eliza, 55 


Eleanor, 60 


Emily P., 64, 94 



^36 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Edwards, Fannie (Phelps), 94 


Fuller, Edward, Capt., 58 


George, 94 


Elizabeth (Blake), 31,32 


John, 00 


Jeremiah and Jr., 32 


Sarah (Norwood), .5.5 




Elliot, Eliza, 8.5 


Gale, Eliza (Mrs.). 76 


Elmer, Alice M., 87 


Hannah T., (Beard), 70 


D wight W., 87 


Micah. 70 


Mary (Kclsey). 87 


Samuel and Jr., 76 


Evans. Elizabeth, 27 


Sophronia, 70 


Richard, 32 


Su-an A. (Churchill), 76 


Zipporah (Humphrey), 32 


Gardiner. Robert H.. 46 




George, Betsev C. 99 


Faden, Harriet, 68 


Gilbert, Ann (Blake), 26. 27 


Farnsworth, Sarai, .53. 67 


Hannah. 27 


Susan (Tarbell), 67 


Jane, 27 


William, 67 


John, 27 


Farr, Adaline, 94 


Marv. 27 


Ferdon, Frank E.. 96 


Mehitable, 27 


Gertrude M., 96 


Nathaniel, 27 


John, 96 


Sarah, 27 


Leonard S , 96 


Thomas and Jr., 27 


Nettie L. (Shemian). 96 


Giles, Susanna, 75, 


Sarah E. (Lewis), 96 


Gillings, Sarah (Blake), 33 


Field, Mehitable (Hlake), 32 


Gilsou, Elizabeth P., 98 


William, 32 


Glass, Arnold N., 95 


Fillebrown, Harriet. 107 


Celia A. (McCulloch), 95 


Fish, Anna (Hardy), 64 


Lillian E.. 95 


Arosina, 99 


ISIarshall H.. 95 


David, 64 


Mildred M.. 95 


Jonathan, 97 


Glover, Rachel, 40 


Millie (Beals), 97 


Gold, Thomas, 24 


Persis H., .52, 64 


Goodell. Joseph, 59 


Uzeda A.. 64, 97 


Lucy and Jr., 51, 59-62 


Fisher, , (Miss), .5], 58 


Goodyear, Elizabeth (French), 95 




Henry, 95 


Foggett, Martha, 54, 73 


Luella, 95 


Rena (Walker), 73 


Gould, Adeline (Blake), 53, 66 


Thomas, 73 


Alice T. (Woods), 66 


Folev, Elizabeth, 98 


Amelia D., 66 


Ford, Sarah, 9 1 


Harry F., 66 


Foss, Hannah J., 97 


JaneG. (Burbank), 66 


Joshua, 97 


John, 66 


Lucy (iNL-s,), 97 


John F., 66 


Foster, liattie, 84 


John F. \V., 53. 66 


James, Capt., 37. 38 


Gray, Anne, 41, 42 


Fowler. Frances (Mrs.), 56 


Edward, 4 2, 43 


Helen A., 56 


Ellis, 42, 43 


William R., 56 


Harrison, 42 


Frary. Abigail, 36 


Helen, Hi 


Freeman, Ann, 98 


John, 42, 47, 57 


Annie W. (Wood), 117 


Katherine A , 114 


Elizabeth 15. (Mrs.), 116, 117 


Lee, 84 


Ernest H., 117 


Lillian (Blake), 84 


George T., 117 


Susanna (Harrison), 42 


John D., 116, 117 


Thomas, 42,43,47, 49, oO 


Sophia W'., 117 


William, 43 


Susan T., 116 


Green, Cora D.. 118 


Warren E., 117 


Greene, Abner F., 103 


French, Elizabeth, 28, 95 


Cora V. (Poland), 103 


Friend. Caroline M.. 57, 77 


George S., 103 


Fuller, Amelia D. (Gould), 66 


Melissa (Hill), 103 


Americus, 66 


Greenleat; Margaret, 48 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Z7 



Grin fill, Ann, 27 

Anne, 27 
Gross, Elizabeth, 34 

Haas, Emma E. (McCulloch), 89 

George J., 89 

Jame<s D.. 89 
Hadlev, Arvilln A., 98 
Hale, A. J., 113 

Ellen M. (Carver), 113 

Lucretia A., 79, 1 12 
Hall, Albert H. 71 

Albert S., 71 

Levi, 7 1 

Lucinda (Mitchell), 71 

Nellie J. (Pearson). 71 
Hallowell, Anne (BlakeJ, 24 

Benjamin, 4", 46 

Elisha, 24 

Mary (Mrs.), 4 6 

Rebecca, 43, 46 

William and Jr., 4 

, 23, 24 

Hamblin, Pollv, 73 
Hanover, Anne (Gr^nfill), 27 
Haraden, Ehen C, Uo 

Eben 8., llo 

Emma F. (lUake), llo 

Josephine (Mrs.), 11.3 
Harblue, Abigail (Cushing), 36 
Hardy, Ann (Freeman), 98 

Anna, (i4 

Mary E. F., 65. 98 

William F., 98 
Harper, Be&sie E. (Norton), 8.5 

Clarence, 8-5 

Cora, 8.5 

Gertrude, 8-5 

Job W., 60, 8-5 

Lettie (Edson), 8.5 

Lewellvn B . 8.5 

Lnthcr'B., 8-5 

.Sibyl I). (Hlake). 60, 8-5 
Harris, Elizabeth, 44, 49 
Harrison, Susanna, 42 
Hart, Henrv, 81, 11.5 

Henry "W., 11-5 

Margaret (Mrs.), 11.5 

Mary Ann (Blake), 81, 11.5 

Sarah J. (Hlake), 11.5 

William, 1 1.5 
Haskins, Cornelia, 64, 93 

Julia (Bullard), 93 

Levi, 93 

Sophronia. 87 
Hatch, Adelaide V. (Blake), 76 

Fidelia P. (Howes), 71 

Herbert B., 76 

Homer, 71 
Kate Louise, 71 

Orlando, 76 
Hauberry, Anna, 22 



Hauberry, William, 22 

(Mrs.), 22 

Hawks, Lena, 83 
Haynes, Benjamin F., 99 
Frances (Murray), 99 
Hattie E. (Blake), 99 
Henry R., 99 
Hewes, Bessie C McDowell), 82 
C. H., 82 
Florence H., 82 

Hey wood, , 104 

Hibbard, Fannie L., 9-5 

Julia L., 87 
Hill, Betsey B. (Hlake), .51,62 
Elizabeth, 63 

Elizabeth B. (Blake), .51, 62 
George W., 63 
James H., 63 
Mariette, H3 
Melissa. 103 
Rebekah M.. 62, 86 
Samuel, .51, (52 
Samuel Jr., 63 
>arah R., 03, 86 
Hird, Ella F. (Sproul), 84 
(ieorge S., 84 
Herbert R., 84 
Urban, 84 
Hirst. Augusta M. (Smith), 95 
Howard E., 95 
Mabelle, 9-5 
Hobart, Pamelia P., Ill 
Hobson, Arthur E., .5.5 

Harriot E, (Church), .5,5 
Holbrook, Daniel, 1.5 
Holder, Abigail (Blake), 36 
Holdridge, Almira (Jennings), 101 
Caroline, 65, 101 
Edward, 101 
Holmes, Betsey, 67 
Hornblower, Hattie F. (Blake), 118 
Helen, 118 
Henry, 118 
Ralpli, 118 
Ruth, 118 
Horton, Hannah, 28 
Houghton, (Mr.), 1.5 
Howard, (Brother), 16 
Mary, 25 
Vesta, 107 
Howarth. Frances R. (Blake), 108 
George, 108 
Helen (Mrs.), 108 
John, 108 
Howes, Alice (Moulton), 53 
Almira (Davis), 72 
Amelia, 53, 70 
Anna (Royce), 71 
Blake, 72 
Caroline A., 72 
Carson, 73 
Charles, 54, 73 



138 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Howes, Edwin L., 72 


Jennings, Almira, 101 


Elbert, 72 


Marv P., 96 


Ella Jane, 72 


Jewett, Eben W., liO 


Ellen. 71. 73 


Harold B., Ill 


Ellen (Hubbard), 72 


John M., 110 


Ellerv C, 72 


Malcolm W., Ill 


Emily A., 72 


Marv A. (Blake), 110 


Emma, 71 


Mildred, 111 


Ernest B., 72 


Nancv, 74 


Fidelia, 54, 72 


Philip L., Ill 


Fidelia P., 71 


Robert A , 110 


l-'lorence A.. 72 


Selenda (Worcester), 110 


Frank S., 71 


Johnson. Arthur S., C9 


Frederick, 72 


Henry W., 56 


Frederick W., 72 


Jennie M. (Blake), 69 


George Anson, 46, 53 


Louisa A. B. (Auderson), 56 


George Anson, Jr., 53, 71 


Mary (Mrs.), 56 


George R., 71 


Mary S., 69 


Herman, 72 


Mary (Stoddard), 69 


Increase B., .53, 72 


Samuel, 69 


James P., 72 


Solon, 56 


Jason M., 7 I 


Jones. Eliza Ann, 110 


Julia (Brown), 72 


Thomas, 15 


Julia Etta, 72 


Jordan, Caroline (Mrs.), 76 


Luna Mae, 72 


Daniel C, 76 


Lvdia (Perkins), 53, 71 


Myra C, 76 


Mahala C, 72 




Mahala (Perkins), 53, 72 


Keen, Wealthy A., 108 


Martha (Foggett), 54, 73 


Kelley, A. W., 93 


Mary A., 72 


Albert L., 93 


Mary (Berg). 71 


Benjamin, 93 


Susanna (Blake), 46,53 


Ella, 100 


Wesley C, 71 


Hattie E. (McCulloch), 93 


Zachariah, 53 


Res«a May, 93 


Hubbard, Ellen, 72 


Sarah C. 93 


Hudson, William, 23 


Sarah (Rhodes), 93 


Huff, Constable, 22 


Virgil E., 93 


Humphrey. Elizabeth (Blake), 32 


Kellogg, Charles, 82 


Hannah (Blake), 32 


Delia (DeGroate), 82 


Hopestill, 32 


Kelsey, Mary, 87 


Isaac, Jr., 32 


Kemp, Arthur E., 89 


James, 20 


Adaline (Town), 89 


Relief, 32 


Carl W., 89 


Samuel, 32 


Darwin, 89 


Zipporah (Blake), 32 


Vesta C. (Miller), 89 


Hunt, Benjamin, 31 


Zebina B., 89 


Elizabeth (Smith), 28 


Kendall, Caroline, 99 


Enoch, 31 


Kendrick, Sarah, 70 


Isaiah. 36 


Kent, Mary, 36 


John, 31 


Ketcham, Adaline (Farr), 94 


Mary (Blake), 36 


Erastus, 94 


Peter, 28 


Mary P., 64, 94 


Hurd, Helen, 105 


Ketchum, George F., 56 


Hurst, Albert. 116 


Louisa (Mrs.), 56 


Elizabeth A. (Blake) 116 


Maria E. (Anderson), 56 




Samuel, 56 


Ingraham, Julia R., 66, 103 


Kibby, Henry, 15 


Orman, 103 


Kilton, Jane (Blake), 34 


Zilpha (Timson), 103 


Kimball, Cora T., 119 




Maria M. (Durgin), 119 


James (the brothers), 104 


Samuel E., 119 


Jenkins, Mary, 49, 55 


Kirk, Eliza A. (Blake), 79, 114 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



139 



Kirk, Emma C, 114 


Lewis, Joshua G., 84 


Evadna, 114 


Juan, 77 


George M., 114 


M.There.sa (Blake), 77 


John H., 114 


Sarah E„ 96 


John W., 79, 114 


Lillj% Leonora M., 91 


Julia 0., 114 


Oscar, 91 


Kittridge, Kebekah. 88 


Sarah (Ford), 91 


Knowles, Alfred H., 118 


Livingstone, Benjamin T., 106 


Lillie W., 118 


Carrie I., 106 


Sarah (Mayo), 118 


Martlia T. (Mrs.), 106 


Knowlton, Clarence E., 105 


Lockwood, Mary Ann, 96 


Electa P. (Ramsdell), 104 


Richard M., 96 


Ella R. (Blake), 45, 66, 104 


Sarah E. (McCombs), 96 


Elliot A., 66, 104 


Longfellow, Mary Ann, 110 


George B., 105 


Loring. Hannah B., 50 


William. 104 


Matthew, 50 


Knox, Julia. 103 


Sarah (Blake), 50 


Kohlsaat, Herman H., 117 


Lothrop, , 34 


Kathcrine, 117 


Lundgreen, Ann S., 56 


Mabel E. (Blake), 117 


Lyons, George, 26 


Pauline B., 117 


Hannah (Tolman), 26 


Lancaster, Catherine A., 98 


Macey, George, 27, 36 


Emogene A. (Blake), 98 


Hannah, 32, 36 


(jeorge Y. and Jr., 98 


Sarah, 27 


William D., 98 


Susannah, 27, 36 


Lathrop, (Mr.), 34 


MacPherson, Ebenezer M., 10 7 


Lawrence, Anna, 80 


Edith G. (Blake). 107 


Leachman, Elizabeth, 57, 78 


Emily C (Sturtevant), 107 


John, 113 


Henry S., 107 


Susan (Mrs.), 78 


Marjorie, 107 


Thomas, 78 


Mandell, Eliza A. (Jones), 110 


Leadbetter, Henry, 35 


John D., 110 


Priscilla (Swift), 35 


MarindaR. (Blake), 75, 110 


Relief, 33 


Mary D., 110 


Leager, Anne (Blake), 17, 22-25 


Michiel Homer, 75, 110 


Bethia, 23, 24 


Sidney, 110 


Elizabeth (Mrs.), 23 


Martin, Dolly W. (Bailey), 70 


Hannah, 24 


William H., 70 


Jacob, 23 


Mason, Barnet, 89 


Marie, 23 


Susan, 63, 89 


Leeds, Samuel, 35 


Susannah (Edmunds), 89 


Sarah (Swift), 35 


Mather, Sarah, 3 I 


Leet and Knowlton. 105 


Matteson, Albert E., 87 


Lemon, Alice C. (Poland). 103 


Elizabeth H. (Stearns) 87 


Emily F. (Mrs.), 103 


Hugh S.. 87 


George M., 103 


Julia L. (Hibbard),87 


James S., 103 


Marguerite L. (Ryan), 87 


Leonard, Edward, 27 


Warren, 87 


Experience, 27 


Warren C, 87 


Henry J., 77 


Maxtield, Amanda (Barker), 70 


Joseph and Jr., 27 


Helen, 70 


Mary, 27 


John, 32. 70 


Mary (Hlake), 27 


Ruth (Blake), 32 


Mehitable, 27 


May Lucretia, 64, 96 


Sarahs. (Blake), 77 


Mary E. (Tavlor), 96 


William, 27 


Moses, 96 


Lewis, Celia L., 84 


Mayhew, Mary A., 88 


Ethel M., 84 


Mary (Mirick), 88 


Ezekiel, 39 


Zachariah, 88 


Hattie S. (Willis), 84 


Maynard, Addie C. (Wing), 93 


Henry R., 81 


Arthur M., 92 



140 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Maynard, Earl 0., 93 


McCulloch, Ethel B., 91 


Elmer E , 93 


Eusebius, 64, 93 


Erwin E., 93 


Fannie E., 94 


Ethan, 92 


Fannie L. (Hibbard), 95 


Freddie, 92 


Frank H.. 95 


Georoe H., 92 


Genette E., 92 


Guy E.. 93 


George L., 95 


Jesse, 91 


Gertrude M.. 93 


LuellaM. (Walker), 93 


Hannah (Uude), 63, 89 


Marshall M., 92 


Harriet E., 92 


Marv J. (McCulloch), 63, 92 


Harrison G. and Jr., 64, 94, 95 


Melvin 0., 92 


Hattie E., 93 


Nettie E.. 92 


Henrv H., 90 


Otis, 63, 92 


James B., 63, 89 


Phebe A. (Mirick), 92 


James W., 90 


Ray ^V^. 93 


John L., 91 


Sallv (Mrs.), 92 


Joseph, 63 


Sarah E. (McUulloch), 91 


Julia A. (Crandall), 64, 95 


Sarah (Parker, 91 


Leila M., 90 


Scott \V., 91 


Leonard, 63, 90 


Winnie A., 93 


Leonora M. (Lilly), 91 


William E.. 93 


Lillian L., 90 


Mayo, Elizabeth, 66 


Lucy Ann (Sherman), 63, 90 


Sarah, 118 


Lueila (Goodyear), 95 


McCabe, John, 108 


Mabel, 91 


Mary (Mrs.), 108 


Mabel A., 95 


Mary Ann, 74, 108 


Mabelle (Hirst), 95 


McClain, I. H. B., 78 


Marsena A., 90 


McCluskv, Emma J. (McCulloch), 94 


Marsena P., 90 


Gordon, 95 


Marshall, 64, 95 


Harrv G., 94 


. Mary A., 90 


Hazel M., 94 


Mary Alice (Copeland), 90 


Helene, 94 


Mary E., 91 


John, 94 


Mary J., 63, 92 


Eeo, 94 


Mary P. (Ketcham), 64, 94 


Marie, 95 


Minnie H., 89 


Phebe A. (Phillips), 94 


Nathaniel, 51, 63 


Sterling B., 94 


Nathaniel, Jr., 63, 91 


McCombs, Mary A., 96 


Oscar L , 91 


Sarah E., 96 


Rose Delia, 93 


McCulloch, Adaline May, 95 


Ruby Mae. 95 


Adoniram J., 64, 94 


Sallv (Blake), 51, 63 


Almiron J., 91 


Sarah C, 64, 96 


Anna Bell, 92 


Sarah E.. 91 


Archie B., 91 


Sarah M. (Sails), 63,91 


Caroline J. (Miller). 91 


Sarah R., 63 


Caroline 0,92 


Sarah, (Spring), 63 


Celia A., 95 


Susan (Mason), 63, 89 


Celia F., 92 


T. Eugene. 94 


Cornelia (Haskins), G4, 93 


Verna E., 95 


Delia F., 92 


William, 63, 89 


Denias C, 9o 


^^'illiam IL, 89 


Edwin H., 95 


William R., 91 


Elizabeth B., 63, 88 


Willie J., 95 


Ella M., 91 


Willie M.. 95 


Ellen S. (Allen), 89 


McDanicl, Elizabeth, 40 


Elmer L., 91 


McDowell, Bessie, 82 


El win L., 91 


Elizabeth, 82 


Emily P. (Edwards), 61, 94 


Elizabeth (Blake), 81 


Emma E., 89 


Florence (Andrews), 82 


Emma J., 94 


Harrison G. B., 82 


EstellaL., 91 


Harry, 82 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



141 



McDowell, Helen, 82 
Helen (Blake), 82 

Katharine, 82 

Oakev H., 82 

Robert M., 81 

Robert O., 82 

Thomas C, S2 
McFarland, Caroline (Kendall), 99 

Carrie E., 60, 99 

Levens, 99 

Mary J., 109 

McKnight, Andrew, 40 

Klizabeth, 40 

John, 40 

Roger, 40 

Wait, 40 

Wait (Blake). 40 
McMahan, John, .58 
Meacham, Ernest, 89 

Rena E. (Miller), 89 
Meachum, Charles, 100 

Ella (Kelley), 100 
. Elsie M. (Blake), 100 

Georo;e A., 100 
Merrick, Carrie (Blake), 85 

Edna, 80 

William, 85 
Miller, Abigail R., 88 

Arathiisa, 83 

Caroline J., 91 

Conrad, 102 

Daniel, 63. 88 

Delight, 60, 83 

Delia, 84 

Duane D., 88 

Earl E., 88 

Elizabeth B. (McCulloch), 63, 8 

Emma E.. 88 

Francis J., 88 

Fred D., 88 

George E., 88 

Hannah (Mrs.), 91 

Hannah R. (Wheelock), 88 

Harry G.. 89 

Hiram. 83 

Horace E., 88 

James V., 88 

Julia F.. 112 

Maria (Demming), 83 

Mary, 112 

Mary A. (]\Iayhew), 88 

Marv L., 65, i'02 

Mary V., 88 

Nathan, 88 

Philena (Mrs.), 88 

Rena E., 89 

Sadie E., 89 

Sarah J. (Dyer), 88 

Susan (Mrs!), 102 

Vesta C, 89 

William, 91 

William E., 88 
10 



Minot, John, 18, 19, 20 
Mirick, Lucinda (Mrs.), 92 

Marv, 88 

Noah, 92 

Phebe A., 92 
Mitchell, Dorcas, 55, 76 

Lucinda, 71 

Mathew, 13, 14 
Moore, Clara E., 87 

Harrv U., 87 

Oscar L., 87 

Peter, 87 

Sophronia (Haskins), 87 

Stella R. (Stearns), 87 
Morrill, David, 53 

David C, 53 

Lucinda (W^oods), 53 

Martha (Blake), 53 
Morton, Edmund, 56 

John E., 56 

Mary J. (Anderson), 56 

Susan (Mrs.), 56 
Mory, Elizabeth, 28 

Martha, 27 

Walter, 27 
Moseley, Capt., 27 
Moulton, Alice, 53 
Munn, Asher, 82 

Hirum, 82 

Naomi (De Groate), 82 
Murray, Frances, 99 
Myler, Julia R. (Blake), 79 

^v. w., 79 

Newell, Henry. 35 

Susannah, 36 

Susannah (Swift), 3-5 
Newhall, Clara, 119 
Nichols, Adelia, 102 

Fanny (Mrs.), 102 

Gilbert D., 102 
Niemann, Harriet E. (Pearce), 92 

Harrv B., 92 

Henry W., 92 
Norton, Bessie E., 85 

Betsey (Holmes). 67 

C(nnelius, 52 

Edwin F., 88 

Ernest W., 88 

Florence H., 88 

Hannah D., 53, 67 

Harold F.. 88 

J. Wesley, 87 

Lydia (Clagborn), 52 

Martha, 46, 62 

Ralph S., 88 

Rebecca (Mrs.), 87 

Sarah J. (Stearns), 87 

Tristram, 87 

William, 67 
Norwood, Sarah, 55 



142 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Odell, Olive, 113 

OFrver, Ann (Blake), 43, 44, 49 
Edward, 49, 56 
Edward E., 49 
Esther (Parkman). 49 
Henry J.. 49, .50, 57 
Sarah (Holmes), 49 

Paine, "Cousin," 31 
Park. Francis E., 38 
Parker. Hetsev (Mrs.), 75 

Emma L."(Blake), 6'S 

Ephraini, 75 

John, 31 

John C, 75 

Joseph B., 68 

Joseph I)., 68 

Lucretia (Smith), 68 

Lucy, 49, 57 

Nathan, 57 

Sallv (Mrs.), 57 

Sarah, 91 

Susan M. (Blake), 75 
Parkman, Esther, 49 
Patterson, Ansel, 73 

Charles E., 73 

Daniel L S., 73 

Fannie M. (Seymour). 73 

Fidelia (Howes), 54, 73 

Flora (Allen), 73 

James F., 73 

Jame.s H., 54, 73 

Polly (Hamblm), 73 

Sara L., 73 
Payson, Ann (Blake), 32 

Jonathan, 32 

, Dr., 52 

Pearce, Edith A., 92 

Harriet E. (MoCulloch), 92 

William G., 92 
Pearson, Abbie E., 71 

Clara E.. 71 

Emma (Howes), 71 

Esther (Wright), 71 

Mary S., 71 

Nellie J., 71 

Samuel W., 71 

Thomas, 71 
Peck, John, 31 

Petronella, 35 
Perkins, Elisha, 72 

Hannah (Talt), 72 

Lvdia, 53, 71 

M"ahala, 53, 72 
Person, Anthony, 112 

Lucv C, 78, 112 

LucV C. (Davis), 112 
Phelps, Alida G., 97 

Fannie, 94 

Franklin F., 97 

Sabra W. (^Chiflin), 97 



Phillips, Hannah, 25 

Hannah (Walker), 25 

Mary (Howard), 25 

Phebe A., 94 

Thomas, 25 
Pierce, Anne (Dawes), 48 

" Cousin," 31 

Fanny, 97 

Joseph, 48 

Mary A., 74 

Susan (Blake), 101 

William F., 101 
Pike, Melinda, 90 
Pinson, Mary, 40 

Sarah (Dows), 40 

William, 40 
Pitcher, Mary (Blake), 34 

Nathaniel, 34 
Pitts, Sarah, 27 
Poland, Adell, 103 

Alice C, 103 

Cora v., 103 

David E., 65, 102 

Harriett A. (Blake), 65, 102 

Minnie H., 103 

Samuel, 102 

Thankful (Smith), 102 
Polhemus, Lorena, 96 
Pond, Ann D., 110 
Pope, Charles H., 12 

Jane (Mrs.), 33, 34 

John, 33 

Patience, 33 
Potter, Helen, 60, 85 
Powers, Adelia M., 86 

Arad H., 62, 86 

Ellen E., 86 

Elsie J., 86 

llebekah E., 86 

Rebekah M. (Hill), 62, 86 

Roselma M., 86 
Pratt, Adelle B.. 103 

Cornelia M. (Blake), 65, 103 

Edith H., 103 

Flora C, 103 

Henry C, 103 

Herbert G , 103 

Isaac T., 65, 103 

Jennie B. (Arnold), 103 

Julia (Knox), 103 

Stephen, 103 
Preston, Abigail, 32 
Price, Fetna, 57. 77 

Rebecca (Robertson), 78 

Scheherazade, 57, 78 

Thomas, 78 
Prince, Caleb and Jr., 43, 44, 48, 49 

Susannah, 49 

Susannah (Blake), 44, 48 
Pumry, Joseph, 32 

Mary (Blake), 32 
Pynchon, AVilliam, 13, 14 



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143 



Quiglev, Susanna H. (Blake), 74 
Thomas F.. 74 
Thomas W., 74 

Ramsdell. Electa P.. 104 

Ramsey. Emma Lou (Blake), 79, 114 

Greenville H., 79, 114 

Julia Lou, 115 

Polly (Mrs.), 114 

Preston, 114 
Rea, Joseph, 56 

William, 56 
Rhoades, Jesse, 81 
Rhodes, Sarah, 93 
Rice, Eliza C, 74, 108 

Lucy, 50 

Luther, 108 

Mary (Atkins), 108 
Richards", Frances R. (Howarth), 108 

John, 108 

Mary (Mrs.), 108 

Phifip W., 108 
Richardson, Abijah, 99 

Ann, 36 

Arthur H., 118 

Betsev C. (George), 99 

Corab. (Green), 118 

Edward B., 118 

Elwin A., 99 

George B., 117 

George B.. Jr., 118 

George E., 81, 99, 117. 118 

Helen G., 118 

Helen L. (Crowell), 118 

Helen M., 118 

Lawrence E., 118 

Leroy M., 118 

Lizzie L. (Blake), 99 

Luther, 63, 87 

Martha R. (Blake), 81, 117 

Mary A. (Wilson), 117 

Mattie F., 118 

Sarah R. (Stearns), 63, 87 



Robbins, Ann D. (Pond), 110 

Bessie M., 110 

Ebenezer, 110 

Handel S., 110 

Mary D. (Mandell), 110 

Minnie (Atkins), 110 

Wesley H. B., 110 
Robertson, Rebecca, 78 
Robinson, Ella J. (Howes). 72 

Frank C, 72 

Julian L., 72 

O. Scott, 72 
Roe, Anne (Veredenburgh), 8^ 

Eliza, 60, 83 

Ezra J., 83 
Royal, see Ryall. 
Royce, Anna, 71 
Rude, Betsey (Vincent), 89 



Rude. Hannah, 63, 89 

Thaddeus, 89 
Russell, Elizabeth (Blake), 36 

Elizabeth (Seaver), 109 

Israel, 109 

Jacob. 75 

Louisa M., 74, 109 

Skinner, 36 

Solomon, 36 

Susan, 55, 75 

Susanna (Giles), 75 
Ryall, William, 37 
Ryan, Margueritte L., 87 

Mary, ^ 09 

Sails. Esther (Skinner), 91 

Isaac, 91 

Sarah M., 63, 91 
Sawver, Arline (Mrs.), 101 

Leonille B., 101 

Samuel, 101 
Schuckert, Carrie (Merrick), 85 

Hester, 85 

Jacob, 85 
Seaver, Elizabeth, 109 
Sevmour, David L., 73 

Fanny M., 73 

Maria L. (Curtis), 73 
Shaw, Abraham, 21 

Bethia (Leager), 22, 23, 24 

Fearnot, 24 

Jacob, 24 

John, 24 

Joseph, 21, 22 

Mary (Souther), 21, 22 

Mercy (Smith), 24 

William, 24 
Shelton, Bridget, 57, 79 

John, 79 
Sherman, Cyrus W., 80 

Elizabeth J., 80 

Ezra L., 80 

Ferris Gene, 96 

George H., 64, 96 

George H., Jr., 96 

George W., 96 

Joseph, 90 

Linus C, 80 

Lucy A., 63, 90 

Mary A. (Lockwood), 96 

Mary E. (Tarbell), 80 

Mary P. (Jennings), 96 

Mary S. (Mrs.), 80 

Mary W., 80 

Melinda (Pike), 90 

Minnie B., 96 

Nettie L.. 96 

Sarah, 96 

Sarah C. (McCulloch), 64, 96 
Simpson, Jonathan, 40 

Wait, 40 

Wait (Clap), 40 



144 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Skinner, E>ther, 91 

Laura E., 65, 102 

Lucy (Aborn), 69 

Martha J., 53, 69 

Marv A.. 101 

Oliver. 102 

Sarah S.. 63, 68 

Verona R. (Mrs.), 102 

Willianr. 69 
Sloat, Flora, 95 
Smallpiece, Dorcas, 47, 54 

John, 54 

Sarah (Mrs.), 54 
Smith, Adelle B. (Pratt), 103 

Annabel (Chase), 71 

Aravesta. 75 

Augusta M., 95 

Belinda C„ 87 

Charlotte (Mrs.;, 75 

Clinton P., 103 

Deborah, 37 

Dulcena R. (Adams), 86 

Elizabeth, 28 

Elsie J. (Powers), 86 

Fidelia P. (Hatch), 71 

Francis G., 86 

Francis R., 86 

Henry, 13, 14, 28 

John.' 27 

Judith (Mrs.), 28 

Louisa, 104 

Lucretia, 68 

Martha, 109 

Mary E., 86 

Mercy, 24 

Nathaniel, 27 

Priscilla (Blake), 27 

Ruel, 86 

Seagrave, 71 

Seba, 62 

Thankful, 102 

Theron S.. 71 

William D., 86 

William R., 75 
Snelling. Jonathan, 80 

, Col., 54 

Somes, Elizabeth (Dawes), 48 

Nehemiah and Jr., 48 

Thomas, 48 
Souther, Alice, 21 

John, 22 

Mary, 21 

Nathaniel, 21 

Sarah, 36 
Spiller, Moses, 77 

Sarah, 55, 77 
Spring, Sarah. 63 
Sproul, Charles B., 84 

Delia (Miller), 84 

Ella F., 84 

Ernest, 84 

Frank, 84 



Sproul, Hattie (Foster), 84 

Hattie S., 84 

Herbert R., 84 

Lvdia M. (Blake), 60, 84 

Rufus C, 60, 84 

William H., 84 
Spruhn, Harriett E., 110 

Harriett G. (Blake), 74, 109 

James, 109 

James P., 74, 109 

Lucv A., 110 

Marv (Rvan), 109 

Sarah E,"ll0 

Susan M.. 110 
Spur, John and Jr., 40 

Robert, 40 

Ruth (Blake), 40 

Samuel, 40 
Starks, Fanny, 88 
Stearns, Alice M. (Elmer), 87 

Anna (Blake), 28 

Augusta H.. 87 

Betsey J.. 87 

Cyrus, 63, 87 

Cyrus J., 87 

Elizabeth H., 87 

Emma M. (Dunklee), 87 

Henry M., 87 

John A., 87 

Josiah, 87 

Minnie A., 87 

Sarah J., 87 

Sarah R. (Hill), 63, 87 

Stella R.. 87 

AValter D., 87 
Steel and Steele. 

Eliza A. (Mrs.), 115 

Emma F. (Haradan), 115 

John, 34 

Joseph and Jr., 115 

Joseph v., 115 

Mary (Talley), 34 

Sarah W.. 115 
Stetson, Edward and Jr., 108 

Eliza C. (Blake), 108 

Hannah (Mrs.) 108 
Stevens, Marv, 33 
Stillman, Amos B., 92 

Harriet E. (Pearce). 92 

James C, 92 

Margaret L. (Mrs.), 92 
Stimpson, Andrew B., 55 
Benjamin, 55 

Eliza A., 55 

Harriot G. (Blake), 55 

Recompense W., 55 

Susanna, 47, 55 

Susanna (Blodget), 55 
Stoddard, Mary, 69 
Stratton, Adelia M. (Powers), 86 

Asa, 86 

Asa H., 86 



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145 



Stratton, Dana A., 86 

Ella J., 86 

Ellen E. (Powers), 86 

Herbert P., 86 

Ida M., 86 

John M., 86 

John S., 86 

Leslie E., 86 

Mary E., 86 

Nellie (Adams), 86 

Vira (Taylor), 86 
Street, Adaline (Wharton), 90 

Clara E., 90 

Harold W., 90 

Hattie E. (Woodard), 90 

Jonathan, 90 

Mary A. (McCulloch), 90 

Mary E., 90 

Merrill W., 90 

Walter W., 90 

William L., 90 
Strong, Catherine (Mrs.), 101 

Frances, 65, 101 

Ruel, 101 
Sturtevant, Emily C, 107 
Sumner, William, 20 
Sutherland, Koger, 58 
Sweat, John, 33 
Swift. Abigail (Blake), 35 

James", 35 

Jane, 35 

Obadiah and Jr., 35 

Priscilla, 35 

Rest (Atherton), 35 

Sarah, 35 

Susannah, 35 

Silence (Butt), 35 
Symonds, Nathaniel G., 107 

Harriet (Fillebrown), 107 

Susan P., 69, 107 

Taft, Hannah, 72 
Talley, Abigail, 34 

Elizabeth (Gross), 34 

Mary, 34 

Richard and Jr., 34 

Sarah, 34 

Sarah (Blake), 34 
Tarbell, Anna (Lawrence), 80 

Brooks, 80 

Elbridge G., 80 

Mary E., 80 

Mary S. (Blake), 80 

Susan, 67 
Taylor, A. Dennis, 88 

Albert D., 88 

Edith C, 99 

Emma E. (Miller), 88 

Fannv (Starks), 88 

Frank W., 88 

Henry, 57 

James S., 99 



Taylor, Mary, 49, 57 
Mary E., 96 
Vira, 86 

(Mr.), 26 

Tetherly, Betsey (Mrs.), 73 
Elizabeth D., 54, 73 
Samuel, 73 
Thacher, Peter, 25, 26, 34 
Thompson, Elizabeth A., 65, 101 
Marv A. (Skinner), 101 
William, 101 
Thome, Agnes, 12 

Hugh, 12 
Thornton, Elizabeth. 105 
Thurston, Elishua. 23 
Timson, Zilpha, 103 
Tolman, Hannah, 26 
Sarah (Mrs.), 26 
Thomas, 26 
Tongue, Elizabeth (Thornton), 105 
Ellis, 105 

Frances H. (Blake), 67, 105 
Henry, 67, 105 
Henry A., 105 
Topliff, Hannah (Blake), 32 
Joseph, 27 
Nathaniel, 32 
Sarah (Blake), 27 
Town, Adaline, 89 
Trask, Elizabeth H. (Mrs.), 74 
Frances R. (Wilson), 74 
Israel and Jr., 74 
Tuck. Adaline (Colby), 107 
AldeL., 68, 107 
Cyrus D., 107 
Tucker, AbigaU, 28 
Mary, 111 
Nathan, 34 

, Dr., 62 

(Mr.), 34 

Tuelle, Henry M., 71 

KateL. (Hatch), 71 
Tufts, Andrew, 46, 52 
Andrew W., 62 
Hannah, 52 
Lucy W., 52 
Mary (Blake), 46, 52 
Turner, Carrie IL, 69, 107 
Job A., 107 
Vesta (Howard), 107 

Ufford, Thomas, 13. 14 
Underwood, Elizabeth, 48, 49 

Veredenburgh, Anne, 83 
Vickroy, Ella M. (McCulloch), 91 

Hattie A., 91 

Isaac, 91 

John P., 91 

Mabel M., 91 

Martha A., 91 

Martha (Anderson), 91 



146 



BLAKE GENEALOGY. 



Vincent, Betsey, 89 


Whittier, Noah, 76 




Wilcox and Willcox. 


Waite, Charles, 112 


Eliza A. (Blake), 57 


Fannie P., 112 


Frank J., 66, 104 


Hattie M., 66, 105 


Hugh F., 104 


Helen (Hurd), 105 


J. F., 104 


Julia F. (Miller), 112 


James B., 104 


William, 105 


Louisa (Smith), 104 


Wales. Ebenezer, 35 


Mary J. (Blake), 66, 104 


Nathaniel and Jr., 35 


Thomas, 57 


Susannah (Blake), 34, 35 


Wilkins, Frances, 115 


Susannah, Jr., 35 


Williams, Elizabeth (Blake), 49 


Timothy, 35 


Isaac, 59 


Walker, Ann (Mrs.), 21 


Jane. 29 


Hannah, 24 


Marv (Wheeler), 59 


Hannah (Leager), 22, 24, 25 


SibyX 51, 59-62 


Jacob, 23 


William, 49 


John, 24 


Willis, Hattie S. (Sproul), 84 


Joseph, 23, 93 


John J., 84 


Luella M., 93 


Mary (Leonard), 26, 27 


Mary (Mrs.), 79. 93 


Wilson, Frances R. H. (Blake), 74 


Rena, 73 


James L., 74 


Robert, 23, 24 


Margaret (Mrs.), 74 


Thomas, 24 


Mary Ann, 117 


AVard, Dorcas, 44, 47 


Peter, 74 


Warren, Dolly and Jr., 70 


Wing, Addie C, 93 


Frances (Wilkins), 115 


Betsey (Mrs.), 93 


Isaac, 115 


Braman, 93 


Sarah J., 80, 115 


Winthrop, John, 21, 22 


Susan, 65 


Waite, 22 


Walter, 70 


Wiswall and Wiswell. 


, Dr., 61 


Hannah, 22 


Washington, General, 48, 83 


Hannah (Blake), 50, 80 


Waterman, Halbert L., 86 


John and Jr., 22 


Mary E. (Smith), 86 


Oliver, 50, 80 


Weeks, Ammiel, 15 


Sarah B., 50, 57, 80 


Elizabeth, 21 


Withington, Elizabeth (Blake), 32 


William. 15 


John, Capt., 27 


Welland, Mary, 36 


William, 32 


West, E. W., 48 


Wood, Abby T., 81, 115 


Westcott (Col.), 58 


Amy L. (Blandy), 117 


Wharton, Adaline, 90 


Annie W., 116, 117 


Wheeler, Mary, 57, 59, 79 


Charles A., 119 


Wheelock, Hannah R., 88 


Cvrus, 81, 118 


Rebekah (Kittredge), 88 


Edmund, 13, 14 


Simon, 88 


Elizabeth F., 116 




Ellis G., 116 
Grayson B., 117 


Whipple, Hannah (Dawes), 48 


John G., 44 


Harold B., 116 


Joseph, 44 


Harriet M. (Blake), 81, 118 


Martha, 44 


Hattie F., 118 


Mary (Blake), 44 


Helen C, 116 


Simon, 44 


JohnF., 116 


White, Anne, 44 


Leonard, 115, 116, 118 


Edward, 40 


Lillie W. (Knowles), 118 


Joseph, 34 


Mabel F. (Adams), 118 


Patience and Jr., 40 


Majorie, 117 


Sarah (Tallev), 34 


MaryT. (Mrs.). 116, 118 


Whitten, Annie E., 81, 117 


MattieB., 118 


Joseph W., 117 


Myra DeN., 117 


Mary E. (Mrs.), 117 


Oliver W., 116 


Whittier, Hannah, 55, 76 


Philip, 119 



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147 



Wood, Rosamond, 119 


Woods, Alice T., 66 


Sophia M. (Blake), 81. 116 


Lucinda, 53 


Sophia M.. 116 


Woodward. Marv (Blake), 54 


Stephen B., 117 


Woolard, James M., 79 


Susan T. (Freeman), 116 


Julia R. (Myler), 79 


Susie, 116 


Worcester, Selenda, 110 


William B., 118 


Wright, Esther, 7 1 


William E., 116 


Flora E., 65, 102 


William T., 81. 116 


Hilpah (Mrs.), 102 


William T., Jr., 116 


Lewis, 102 


Winthrop A., 119 


Wyman, Ann E., 57, 80 


Woodard, A. P., 90 


Marv P. (Mrs.), 80 


Hattie E.. 90 


Samuel, 80 


Mary (Blake), 54 




Theresa M. (Bull). 90 


Young, James, 35 


Woodburn, Ellen R. (DeGroate), 82 


Jane (Swift), 35 


George, 82 


Younger, the brothers, 104