|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1787|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1870|
He was educated at Belfield Academy, Greenville Co. Va. and at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, where he met his future wife Eliza, the daughter of Robert Hall Waller and Nancy Camm.
As soon as he had finished his course at college, they went to Portsmouth to live with his father (Richard Blow) and chalk out his future life. He was given the plantation "Tower Hill" which his father had purchased and reluctantly went with his wife to Sussex to manage it. Later in life he came to own five plantations with an estimated size of almost ten thousand acres and hundreds of slaves: The Olde Place in Southampton County, Tower Hill in Sussex, Wheatlands, The Flats, and Waller's Neck in James City. He also owned wharf property in Norfolk and Portsmouth which he inherited from his father, Richard Blow.
In the war of 1812 he served as 1st Lieutenant of the 4th Virginia Regiment, Captain Isaac Bendall's Company, and was to have been Major on the Staff of Commissioned Virginia forces as the war ended (War Dept. Record, Heitman's Regimental Officers of the Continental Army). Later he was a Colonel of the 15th Virginia Militia for over twenty years. Too old to fight in the Rebellion, he welcomed displaced family members at Tower Hill during the war. He died there in 1870 at the age of 83 and was buried in Portsmouth with his wife and parents.
Richard Blow (1746 - 1833)
Frances Phripp Wright Blow (1767 - 1838)
Eliza Waller Blow (1791 - 1841)*
Richard Blow (1810 - 1855)*
Emma Blow Blacknall (1812 - 1897)*
George Blow (1813 - 1894)*
Mary Frances Blow Hunter (1816 - 1880)*
Atala Blow Beale (1826 - 1892)*
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Plot: Lot 326
Created by: John M Blow
Record added: Dec 02, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6982655
Added: Jul. 11, 2012
Added: Jun. 14, 2003
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Added: Dec. 12, 2002