BLAKE FAMILY

 

 

 

 

2nd Generation 

 

 

 

George W. Blake

 

Isaac Blake Jr.

 

Solomon Alva Blake

 

 

 

 

NOTE:   = Prior marriage(s)

 

 

  02.  ISAAC  BLAKE JR (ISAAC1) was born 16 February 1791 in Cecil County, Maryland1 and died 20 October 1866 in Liberty District, Marshall County1.  He was buried in Mt Joy Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Marshall County (tombstones are now illegible).1

  

 

  Isaac came to Marshall County with his parents sometime before 1796. 1

 

 

 

On his 17th birthday, Isaac apprenticed to Thomas Johnston of Wheeling, Ohio County for 4 years as a cord winder. 1 He apparently didn't continue as in 1810 he married and turned to farming. 1

 

 

 

   1810 Census - Elizabeth, Ohio County  (Official Enumeration Date 06 August): 2

 

1 Free White Male age 0-9 years Solomon Alva (age 9), OTHERS UNKNOWN

1 Free White Male age 10-15 years George W. (14)

1 Free White Male age 45+ years Isaac Sr. (about 50)

1 Free White Female age 16-25 years Mary (20-26)

1 Free White Female age 45+ years Jane (about 45-50)

 

 

 

  In about 1810, Isaac married ELIZABETH ____ in Marshall County.1  She was born 1793 in Maryland or Delaware1 and died in Marshall County sometime after the 01 June 1860 census7 and before Isaac’s own death on 20 October 1866.1  She was buried next to her husband. 1

 

 

 

  Isaac served 3 months in the War of 1812 in the 6th Virginia militia as a Private commanded by Capt John Bonnett from Ohio County.  He was drafted at Fish Creek and stationed in Norfolk where he was honorably discharged on August 6, 1814. 1

 

 

 

   1820 Census - Ohio County – (Official Enumeration date of 7 August): 3

 

4 Free White Males age 0-9 years William Isaac (age 9), Isaac III (8), Nathaniel (7) & Solomon (1)

1 Free White Male age 16-25 years who was engaged in agriculture Isaac Jr. (about 29)

1 Free White Female age 16-25 years Elizabeth (about 27)

 

 

 

 

   1830 Census - Ohio County (Official Enumeration date of 1 June): 4

 

1 Male age 40-49 years:  Isaac Jr. (age 39)

1 Male 20-29:  William Isaac Blake (19)

2 Males 15-19:  Isaac III (18), Nathaniel (17)

2 Males 10-14: Solomon (11) & ______

1 Male 5-9:  _______

1 Female 40-49: _______

1 Female 30-39: Elizabeth (37)

1 Female 10-14: Sarah (13)

1 Female 5-9: Margaret (6)

 

 

 

  On 27 July 1835, Isaac brought 400 acres on the waters of Big Grave Creek which became known as the Isaac Blake Farm.21   After his death, his heirs sold it. 21

 

 

 

   1840 Census – Marshall County (Official Enumeration date of 1 June): 5

 

2 Free White Males ages 0-4 years:  unknown – possibly grandchildren

4 Free White Males ages 20-29:  William Isaac

1 Free White Male age 50-59Isaac Jr.

1 Free White Female age 0-4:  unknown - possibly grandchildren

1 Free White Female age 15-19:  unknown – possibly grandchildren

1 Free White Female age 20-29:  Margaret

1 Free White Female age 50-59:  Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

  In 1850, Isaac paid taxes for his horse/mule/cow and for himself (being a “white male above 16 years of age”).  Click here to view this as well as the tax information for his brothers.

 

 

 

 

   1850 Census - Marshall County (Census taken 24 July):6

 

Isaac (age 60) & wife Elizabeth (62) lived on their farm with grandson John Blake (age 12 who was the son of Solomon A. Blake) & possible granddaughter Margaret Blake (13; parents unknown). Real property was valued at either $100 or $900 (illegible).  Isaac & Margaret could not read or write.  John & Margaret attended school.

 

Neighbors:

Included families of Lewis Wetzel (age 42), Ezekiel Gorby (25), John Jenkins (41) and Walter Evans Jr. (34).

 

 

 

   1860 Census – Marshall County (Census taken 26 June): 7

 

Isaac (age 60 sic) & wife Elizabeth (84 sic) lived on their farm with Margaret Blake (age 23; unknown relationship) and grandson John Blake (19).  Real Property was valued at $1500; Personal Property at $260.  Isaac and Elizabeth could not read or write.  Isaac and John were farmers. 

 

Neighbors:

Included families of William Collins (age 21), John Tolin (55), John Hare (55), John B. Lydick (25), Patrick Parker (40), Patrick Dooly (31), Ezekiel Gorby (35), Isaac Gorby (37), John Bonar (51) and William Clayton (38).

 

 

 

 

Children of ISAAC BLAKE and ELIZABETH ____:

 

5.           i.   WILLIAM ISAAC BLAKE was born April 1811 in Marshall County and died sometime after the 1900 census.

 

 

6.           ii.   ISAAC BLAKE {III} was born 1812 in Ohio (now Marshall) County and died 26 November 1896 in Wetzel County.

 

 

7.          iii.   NATHANIEL BLAKE was born 18 October 1813 in Marshall County and died 30 December 1892 in Proctor District, Wetzel County.

 

 

8.          iv.   SARAH BLAKE was born 1817 in Marshall County where she died on 02 Aug 1881.

 

 

9.          v.   SOLOMON A. BLAKE was born 1819 probably in Virginia / West Virginia and died after the 1870 census.

 

 

10.        vi.   MARGARET BLAKE was born in March 1823 or 1825 in Marshall County and died 25 January 1901 at Fish Creek, Marshall County.

 

 

 

 

 

 03.  GEORGE W.  BLAKE (ISAAC 1) was born 1796 in Marshall County8 where he died on 01 February 1863. 8  He was buried at Greenfield Ridge Cemetery in Marshall County. 8

 

 

 

   1810 Census - Elizabeth, Ohio County  (Official Enumeration Date 06 August): 2

 

1 Free White Male age 0-9 years Solomon Alva (age 9), OTHERS UNKNOWN

1 Free White Male age 10-15 years George W. (14)

1 Free White Male age 45+ years Isaac Sr. (about 50)

1 Free White Female age 16-25 years Mary (20-26)

1 Free White Female age 45+ years Jane (about 45-50)

 

 

 

  In about 1820, George married (1) RACHEL ______ who was born about 1800 and died before 1838.8

 

 

 

   1820 Census - Ohio County – (Official Enumeration Date 07 August): 3

 

1 Free White Male age 0-9 years - John B.?

1 Free White Male age 16-25 years who was engaged in Agriculture - George

1 Free White Female age 16-25 years - Rachel

 

 

 

   1830 Census - Ohio County (Official Enumeration Date 01 June): 4

 

1 Free White Male age 10-14 years - John B.

1 Free White Male age 30-39 years - George

1 Free White Female age 0-4 years - Elizabeth?

3 Free White Females age 5-9 years - Sarah, Jane, Eliza

1 Free White Female age 20-29 years - Rachel

 

 

 

  On 25 October 1837, George married widow (2) MARY _____ READER in Marshall County.  (Click here to view marriage information). She was born 1802 in Maryland10 and died due to dropsy on 14 April 1857 in Grave Creek, Marshall County. 10,11 

 

 

   Prior to her marriage to George, Mary had been married to MICHAEL READER. 9

 

 

 

   1840 Census – Marshall County (Official Enumeration Date 1 June): 12

 

1 Free White Male age 0-4 years   George Washington

1 Free White Male age 30-39 years   George

1 Free White Female age 10-14 years - ____*  

1 Free White Female age 30-39 years   Mary

 

*Not sure who this was – Eliza would have been about 13 years old in 1840 and Elizabeth about 10 years.  Also, Levina would have been about 9 years; was she staying elsewhere during the census?

 

 

 

   1850 Census – Marshall County (Census taken 04 August): 13

 

George (age 37) & Mary (53){sic} lived with George Blake (8 months) and future daughter-in-law Joanna Reeder (16).*  Unknown if little George was the son of George & Mary.  Real Property was valued at $700.  George Sr. could not read or write.

 

*In about 1852, George’s eldest son, John B. Blake, married Joanna.

 

Neighbors:

Included families of Samuel Musuell (?) (age 34), Arjelon Price (50), Mahlon Davidson (37) and Thomas Cox (26).

 

 

 

  On 18 September 1857, George married (3) SARAH ANN PATTERSON in Marshall County.10  (Click here to view marriage license/minister's return). The daughter of JOHN PATTERSON and ELIZABETH ____, she was born about 1823 in Virginia / West Virginia. 14

 

 

   1860 Census - Marshall County (Census taken on 5 September): 14

 

George (age 57) & 3rd wife Sarah A. (40) lived on their farm with his son George (age 20). Real Property was valued at $800, Personal Property at $150. George Sr. could not read or write.  He was a farmer and George Jr. worked as a farm laborer.  George Jr. had personal property valued at $75.

 

Neighbors:

Included families of John Blake (age 37)*, William Crow (30)**, Thomas Crawford (49), Salathael Crow (35)***, Thomas Ormsby (21) and Samuel Henderson (33).

 

·        * John Blake was George W. Blake’s son.

·        ** William Crow was married to George W. Blake’s daughter, Eliza.

·        *** Salathael Crow was William Crow’s (above) brother.

 

 

 

  On 10 July 1861, George W. Blake’s grandson, George (by son John B. Blake), entered the military. 15 George W. followed on 14 November 18618 and his son John B. Blake enlisted 26 November 1861. 8.16   On 14 June 1862, John B. Blake's other son, Thomas, entered the same outfit as John B. & George W. 16

George W., , son John B. Blake and John’s son, Thomas Blake, all served in Co. H, 11th Regiment, WV Volunteer Infantry as Privates.  Click here to view George's civil war medals.

 

On his enlistment paperwork, George W. Blake was described as being 5’10” tall with a light complexion, blue eyes and “light” hair.  He was about 65 years of age. 

 

In August 1862 while serving in the Infantry, George W. Blake became ill at Burning Springs, Wirt County. 10  After 2 October 1862, he was admitted to the hospital for “lung fever”. 10 

 

On 1 November 1862, George W. Blake was discharged from the hospital and sent home. 10  He died three months later on 1 February 1863.8

 

 

 

 George’s will is online.  Click here to view.

 

 

   His widow, Sarah Ann Patterson Blake, filed for a widow’s pension.  Included in the file was a statement given by a Nancy Pyles as follows:

 

On this 17th day of April 1867 personally appeared... Nancy Pyles to me well known who being duly sworn according to law declares that she was well acquainted with George W. Blake, deceased, who was a private in Co. H, 11th Reg't, W.Va Vol. Inf. 

 

That she saw him the day after he left the hospital when he arrived at her residence, not being able to reach his home that day.  That he was so weak when she saw him that he had to be helped off his horse, having ridden five miles from the railroad station.  That he was taken to his home the next day and that he was unable to leave home afterward till his death. 

 

That her knowledge of the facts is derived from visiting his {sic} frequently during his illness and that she was present when he died.

 

/s/ Nancy Pyles

 

 

 

     

Children of GEORGE BLAKE and (1) RACHEL ____:

 

11.         i.   JOHN B. BLAKE was born 24 July 1820 – 24 July 1821 in Marshall County where he died on 30 March 1894.

 

 

12.         ii.   SARAH BLAKE was born about 1823 in Marshall County.

 

 

13.        iii.   JANE BLAKE was born 20 June 1825 in Marshall County where she died on 27 August 1896.

 

 

14.        iv.   ELIZA BLAKE was born about 1827 in Marshall County where she died 1860 -1861.

 

 

15.        v.   ELIZABETH BLAKE was born about 1830 in Marshall County and died 1899.

 

 

16.        vi.   LEVINA BLAKE was born 1831-1832 in Marshall County and died before the 1870 census.

 

 

 

     

Child of GEORGE BLAKE and (2) MARY ____:

 

17.       vii.   GEORGE WASHINGTON BLAKE was born 11 April 1839 in Marshall County and died 03 March 1907 in Adaline, Marshall County.

 

 

 

 

 

 04.  SOLOMON ALVA BLAKE (ISAAC1) was born 1801 in Marshall County and died about 1868 in Wetzel County. 17

 

 

   1810 Census - Elizabeth, Ohio County  (Official Enumeration Date 06 August): 2

 

1 Free White Male age 0-9 years Solomon Alva (age 9), OTHERS UNKNOWN

1 Free White Male age 10-15 years George W. (14)

1 Free White Male age 45+ years Isaac Sr. (about 50)

1 Free White Female age 16-25 years Mary (20-26)

1 Free White Female age 45+ years Jane (about 45-50)

 

 

 

    1820 Census:

 

I can’t locate Solomon.

 

 

 

  Before the 1830 census, Solomon married MARY ____17   (possibly MARY ALLEN WHITE)18 who was born 1803 in Pennsylvania. 17  She died about 1860 in Wetzel County18  and was buried at Willowdale Cemetery in Jackson County. 19

 

 

 

   1830 Census – Ohio County (Official Census Enumeration Date 01 June): 4

 

1 Free White Male age 20-29 years (Solomon Blake)

2 Free White Females age 0-4 years (Jane & Rachel)

2 Free White Females age 5-9 years (Rebecca & Margaret)

1 Free White Female age 20-29 years. (Mary)      

 

 

 

   1840 Census:

 

I can’t locate the family.

 

 

 

   1850 Census – Wetzel County  (Census taken 18 September): 20

 

Solomon (age 54) & Mary (47 yrs) lived on their farm with children Jane (22), Rachel (20), Mary (17), John (14), Isaac (12), Samuel (10), Melissa (7) and William (5).  Real Property was valued at $300.  Solomon, Mary & Jane could not read or write.

 

Neighbors:

Included families of Jackson Wise (39), Gabriel Leap (67), Samuel O'Neil (28)*, Jacob Jones (39), Ephraim Hall (46), John Hall (44) & Josiah Workman (46).

 

·        *Samuel O’Neil was the husband of Samuel Blake’s daughter, Rebecca Blake.

 

 

 

   1860 Census – Proctor District, Wetzel County (Census taken 17 July): 9

 

Solomon (age 59) & Mary (57) lived on their farm with children Isaac (22), Melissa (18), William (15) & "Melisson" {Millicent} (9).  Solomon was a farmer.   Real Property was valued at $1,000; Personal Property at $200. 

 

Neighbors:

Included families of Samuel Blake (age 21)*, Franklin Hall (23), William Pegg (28), Henry Blake (26)*, Samuel O'Neil (38)** and William Hartley (53).

 

·        * Samuel & Henry were sons of Solomon Blake.

·        ** Samuel O’Neil’s wife, Rebecca, was Solomon’s daughter.

 

 

 

     

Children of SOLOMON ALVA BLAKE and MARY ALLEN WHITE:

 

18.         i.   REBECCA BLAKE was born 29 November 1821 in Marshall County and died 07 April 1892 in Proctor District, Wetzel County.

 

 

19.         ii.   MARGARET BLAKE was born 1826 in Marshall County and died before 1869.

 

             iii.   JANE BLAKE was born 1828 in Marshall County. 20

 

                   During the 1850 census, she lived with her parents.  She could not read or write. 20

 

 

20.        iv.   RACHEL BLAKE was born 22 May 1828 in Marshall County and died 22 February 1907.

 

 

21.        v.   MARY BLAKE was born about 1832 in Marshall County and died 29 July 1885 in Proctor District, Wetzel County.

 

 

22.        vi.   HENRY BLAKE was born 07 July 1833 in Marshall County and died 24 July 1893 at Camp Run, Wetzel County.

 

 

23.       vii.   JOHN T. BLAKE was born July 1836 in Marshall County.

 

 

24.      viii.   ISAAC SOLOMON BLAKE was born 1839 in Virginia/West Virginia.

 

                  

25.        ix.   SAMUEL BLAKE was born 1840 in Marshall County.

 

                  

26.        x.   MELISSA BLAKE was born 08 August 1842 in Meade District, Marshall County.

 

 

27.        xi.   WILLIAM A. BLAKE was born 12 August 1846 in Marshall County and died 25 August 1956 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

 

 

            xii.   MILLICENT (or MILLISON) BLAKE was born 18519 probably in Wetzel County.

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

 

1.  Hazel Blake Robertson, Four Generations of Descendants of Isaac and Jane Blake of Marshall County, WV, 1991-1992, (Family Group #33).
2.  U.S. Federal 1810 Census, Elizabeth, Ohio (now Marshall) County, Virginia; Roll: 70; Page: 1041; Image: 359.00; (page 7 of 46 at ancestry.com); Official enumeration date:  6 August.
 3. U.S. Federal 1820 Census, Ohio (now Marshall) County, Virginia; Roll: M33_140; Page: 13; Image: 30; (page 3 of 34 at ancestry.com); Official Census Enumeration Date:  7 August. 
4.  U.S. Federal 1830 Census, Ohio (now Marshall) County, Virginia; Roll: 198; Page: 200; (page 7 of 120); Official Census Enumeration Date:  1 June.
5.  U.S. Federal 1840 Census, Marshall County, Virginia; Roll: 568; Page: 268; (page 13 of 80 at ancestry.com); Official Enumeration Date:  1 June.
6.  U.S. Federal 1850 Census, District 33, Marshall, Virginia; Roll: M432_959; Page: 252; Image: 32.; (page 16 of 219 at ancestry.com); Date of Census:  24 July 1850. 
7.  U.S. Federal 1860 Census, Marshall County, Virginia; Roll: M653_1360; Page: 169; Image: 172; (page 55 of 301 at ancestry.com); Date of Census:  26 June.
8.  Hazel Blake Robertson, Four Generations of Descendants of Isaac and Jane Blake of Marshall County, WV, 1991-1992, (Family Group #25).
9.   U.S. Federal 1860 Census , Wetzel, Virginia; Roll: M653_1384; Page: 119; Image: 120; (page 119 of 169 at ancestry.com); Date of Census:  17 July.
10.  Hazel Blake Robertson, Four Generations of Descendants of Isaac and Jane Blake of Marshall County, WV, 1991-1992, Pages 46-47 (Family Group #26)
11.  West Virginia Division of Culture & History website; Marshall County West Virginia Register of Deaths, pages 11-12.
12.  U.S. Federal 1840 Census, Marshall, Virginia; Roll: 568; Page: 300; (page 77 of 80 at ancestry.com);
Official Enumeration Date:  1 June.
13.  U.S. Federal 1850 Census, District 33, Marshall, Virginia; Roll: M432_959; Page: 260; Image: 47.; (pages 31 & 32 of 219 at ancestry.com); Date of Census:  4 August 1850.
14.  U.S. Federal 1860 Census, Marshall, Virginia; Roll: M653_1360; Page: 249; Image: 252; (page 107 of 301 at ancestry.com); Date of Census:  5 September.
15.  Hazel Blake Robertson, Four Generations of Descendants of Isaac and Jane Blake of Marshall County, WV, 1991-1992, (Family Group 48) ORIGINAL Source:  Tri-County Researcher  Jan. 1980, p. 393.
16.  1890 Veterans Schedule (Census), Liberty District, Marshall County; Page 3, S.D. 1, Enumeration District 200.
17.  Hazel Blake Robertson, Four Generations of Descendants of Isaac and Jane Blake of Marshall County, WV, 1991-1992, (Family Group #80)
18.  Seney Family Tree (Personal Family Tree at ancestry.com)  Owner:  JohnEdwards1741 at
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7048857/person/-898147005
19.  Source unknown – I forgot to note the source.
20.  U.S. Federal 1850 Census, District 64, Wetzel County, (West) Virginia; (page 66 of 99 at ancestry.com); Date of Census:  18 September 1850.
21. 
Hazel Blake Robertson, Four Generations of Descendants of Isaac and Jane Blake of Marshall County, WV, 1991-1992, (Family Group #33).  ORIGINAL SOURCES:  Marshall County Deeds Vol 1 p. 17; Marshall County Deeds Vol 1, pp 221, 222, 223 & 340.

 

 



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