Schuyler Blake

21 April 1809–25 February 1867 (Age 57)
Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Schuyler

When Schuyler Blake was born on 21 April 1809, in Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, William Bill Blake, was 35 and his mother, Polly Waite, was 31. He married Mary Ann Rhodes in 1837. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States in 1850 and Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. He died on 25 February 1867, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Immanuel Cemetery, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Schuyler Blake
Mary Ann Rhodes
Marriage: 1837
Henry S. Blake
Martha A. Blake
William Harrison Blake
Edward M Blake
George Blake
Lulu H. Blake

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Rhodes




    Henry S. Blake


    Martha A. Blake


    William Harrison Blake


    Edward M Blake


    George Blake


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Lucina Blake



    Belana Burnap Blake


    Leonard Waite Blake



+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 16

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.2 English: nickname from Old English blāc ‘wan’, ‘pale’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Schuyler Blake, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Schuyler Blake, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Schuyler in entry for Frank L. Buck and Lulie M. Blake, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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