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John Blake
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Birth: May 5, 1794
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1878
Bureau County
Illinois, USA

John was born 5 June 1794 in Sinking Creek, Greenbrier, Virginia [West Virginia]. The 5th son of Thomas Blake 1760 1835 and Jane Jerusha Warnick 1761 1811. His siblings were: William (1779-1843) Margaret Polly (1783-) Rachel (1784-1850) Jacob (1785-) Theophilus (1785-1847) Jane (1786-1865) Mary Polly (1787-) Jane (1789-1850) Jacob (1791-1844) John (1794-1878) Virginia (1797-) Rhoda(1802-).

John Blake was a soldier in the War of 1812. He joined the regiment of Capt John Mc Clung's Company, Virginia Militia in May, 1814, rank Private. The Company was sent to Hampton in June. In July he "took the fever" and was discharged: 27 Jul 1814.

He met Helena Newton 1801 1869, daughter of William and Nancy Newton, sometime after he was discharged from service in the War of 1812. They married 24 Feb 1816 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. Their son, William Tennant Blake was born near the mouth of Second Creek. They were the parents of William Tennent (1818-1879) Nancy (1820-1898)Jane Warwick (1822-1900) Minerva (1824-1892)Beverly (1827-1884) Albert (1830-1894) Hiram (1832-1908) Ezra (1835-1918) John Wesley (1837-1864) Martha Helena (1840-1926) John Wesley (1841-1864) died from spotted fever February 19, 1864, and Evaline (1845-1905). In the fall of 1819 the moved to Ohio and arrived st Madison Township in Jackson County and "ever after lived on free soil". They lived in Ohio until 1847 Helena died the 15th of June, 1869, with paralysis of a two week duration. From February 18, 1872 he drew a Pension of eight dollars a month for his service. John lived in Wyanet in 1870 when he was 76 years old.

Ezra, the 8th child, copied information [some of which is included above] from an old notebook of his father's in February 1898 and sent it to "relatives in Virginia". The notebook was John's, in which he wrote of his life with Helena until 6 years before his death. (Bio by Charlene Patton)

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  Helena Newton Blake (1801 - 1869)
Forest Hill Cemetery
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Charlene Patton
Originally Created by: Barb Richmond Martin
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103700916
John Blake
Added by: Har37x
John Blake
Added by: Har37x
John Blake
Added by: Barb Richmond Martin
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Respectfully honoring a very special ancestor.
- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jun. 11, 2013

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