George Washington Blake

9 September 1807–22 September 1890 (Age 83)
Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Blake was born on 9 September 1807, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Blake, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Gilman, was 45. He married Dorothy Keyser on 2 February 1826, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States for about 30 years. In 1870, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer in Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States. He died on 22 September 1890, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Blake
1807–1890
Dorothy Keyser
1812–1858
Marriage: 2 February 1826
Samuel Warren Blake
1829–1895
Helen M. Blake
1832–1833
Henry Carlos Blake
1835–1879
Edward M. Blake
1838–1894
George Hamilton Blake
1840–1916
Caroline S. Blake
1843–1862
Eveline S. Blake
1845–1862
Harriet H. Blake
1847–
Fedelia Jerusha Blake
1850–1883

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1826Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812
    Age 5
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 23
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (England and central Scotland): 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.English: nickname from Middle English blak(e) (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.English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English bleik, blaik>, blek(e) (Old Norse bleikr) ‘pale or sallow’ (in complexion).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bleak
    Black
    Blaikie
    Blakes

    Sources (48)

    • Geo W Blake, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Geo. W. Blake in entry for Samuel W. Blake, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
    • George W Blake, "United States Census, 1860"

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