James Godson Bleak

15 November 1829–30 January 1918 (Age 88)
Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Godson

When James Godson Bleak was born on 15 November 1829, in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Nelson Blake, was 25 and his mother, Mary Godson, was 32. He married Elizabeth Moore on 14 October 1849, in London St Vedast Foster Lane with St Michael-le-Querne, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 January 1918, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Godson Bleak
Jane Priscilla Thompson
Marriage: 26 October 1861
Alice Bleak
Samuel Thompson Bleak
Rose Thompson Bleak
Mercy Thompson Bleak
Jesse James Thompson Bleak
Olive Thompson Bleak
Nellie Bleak
Sarah Thompson Bleak
Frank Nelson Bleak
Jane Godson Bleak
Wilford Woodruff Bleak
Moroni Bleak
Lewis Bleak

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1831 · Old London Bridge Opens
    Age 2
    "The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 32
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English: mostly a variant of Blake , but perhaps also of Blick . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Story Highlight

    James G. Bleak survived trek due to promise

    Summary of James Godson Bleak Survival Story: - Promised in England that family would reach Zion safely - Marie (a friend) was present when promise was given - Family in the Martin Handcart Company 18 …

    Sources (57)

    • James G. Bleak in birth entry for [male] Bleak, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951" (image)
    • James G. Blake, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J.G. Bleak in entry for Eunice B. Sanders, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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