Bette Blake

15 August 1754–
Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Bette

When Bette Blake was born on 15 August 1754, in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Timothy Blake, was 33 and her mother, Tabitha Damerel, was 27. She married John Leach on 2 April 1787, in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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John Leach
Bette Blake
1754–
Marriage: 2 April 1787

Spouse and Children

    John Leach

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    Female1754–Female

MARRIAGE
2 April 1787
Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 22

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Betty Blake, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Bette Blake, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Betty Blake, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"

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