|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1791|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1844|
Pioneer Settler of Portage Townhip - He came to Porter County and Portage Township in the early 1830's.
Blake Road and Blake Cemetery are named for him.
They moved shortly after their marriage to Jackson County, OH, where their first five children were born, then on to IN in October Of 1833. They settled in LaPorte County for a while, but moved into Porter County in 1836. They settled in what is now Portage; back then it was known as Willow Springs and later as Crisman. They found a partially completed and abandoned cabin to move into; an Indian said a man by the name of Taylor started the cabin but left the area when his wife died. The cabin was improved with weather boards on the outside of the logs and board paneling on the inside, making the walls two feet thick. It stood for 99 years before being torn down. (These details were provided by Darius P. BLAKE, Jacob's grandson)
Blake Cemetery in Portage derives its name from the two oldest graves there, Caroline (1843) and Jacob (1844). Blake Road runs along the west side of the cemetery, which makes me believe that Jacob and his children lived in that area on the west side of present Portage.
According to his son Vinton's obit, Jacob served in War Of 1812. (bio by: Kathy in NW Indiana)
Eleanor Walton Blake (1801 - 1870)
Perry Blake (1825 - 1906)*
Franklin Blake (1828 - 1891)*
Vinton Blake (1833 - 1916)*
Jared Blake (1835 - 1923)*
Caroline Blake (1843 - 1843)*
Created by: Robert Blake
Record added: Sep 01, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5048427