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Burdine Blake Jr. was born September, 1823, in Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA, and died November 23, 1906, in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO, at age 83. Buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH. He is the son of Burdine Blake Sr. of Washington Co., MD, and Mazey Ann Simpkins of Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD. 

Mary Ellen Murry was born about September, 1831, in Pennsylvania, and died March 4, 1857, in Brighton, Clark Co., OH, at age 25. Buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH. She is the daughter of Richard Murry and Mary Unknown.   

Burdine Blake Jr. and Mary Ellen Murry were married April 12, 1849, in Lawrence Co., OH.

Burdine Blake Jr. and Mary Ellen (Murry) Blake had three children:

  1. James F. Blake: Born February, 1850, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH; Died about April 11, 1927, in the City of Denver, Denver Co., CO (age 77). Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson Co., CO. Married November 13, 1884, in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA, to Bertha R. Stark: Born May, 1864, in Sachsen, Meiningen, Germany; Died 1955 in Colorado. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson Co., CO.
  2. William Burdine Blake: Born January 21, 1852, on an Ohio River steamboat somewhere in the vicinity of Ironton, Madison Co., OH; Died December 4, 1938, in Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co., WV (age 86). Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co., WV. Married August 24, 1879, in Rockingham Co., VA, to Alice Mary Horne: Born October 6, 1850, in Mount Solon, Augusta Co., VA; Died March 11, 1942, in Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co., WV (age 91). Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co., WV. Divorced.
  3. Daniel Felton Blake: Born September 11, 1854, in West Union, Adams Co., OH; Died January 28, 1934, at the Fellows Convalescing Home, 27 and Forest Street, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO (age 79). Buried in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO. Married October 25, 1882, in Washington, DC, to Lillian Florence "Lillie" Rhodes: Born June, 1852, in Greencastle, Franklin Co., PA; Died November 20, 1908, in Kansas City, Jackson Co.,  MO (age 56). Buried in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO.



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Burdine Blake Jr. and Mary (Unknown) Murry Graves, Kirkwood Cemetery, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH, located just outside of London.


Burdine Blake Jr. is buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH, located just outside of London. Burdine Blake (age 41) enlisted as a Corporal on May 2, 1864. On May 9, 1864, he was in Company I, 154th Infantry Regiment Ohio. He was mustered out of this company on September 1, 1864, in Camp Dennison, OH.


Mary (Unknown) Murry is buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH, located just outside of London.


Burdine Blake Jr. was born September, 1823, in Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA.

Mary Ellen Murry was born about September, 1831, in Pennsylvania.

Burdine Blake Jr. and Mary Ellen Murry were married April 12, 1849, in Lawrence Co., OH.


Burdine Blake Jr. and Mary Ellen Murry Marriage Record.


James F. Blake was born February, 1850, in Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.

In the 1850s brothers Simon, Charles and Thomas Blake went to Wisconsin, while brother William Simpkins Blake spent a few years in Washington Co., MD, before moving on to Ogle Co., IL. Burdine Blake Jr. went to Wisconsin, and then located in Ohio.  

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 20, 1850 shows Burdine Blake (age 29) born in Pennsylvania owning real estate valued at $1,200 is an Iron Furnace Worker and is living in Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. Living with him is his wife, Mary E. Blake (age 19) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there is their son James F. Blake (age 4/12) born in Ohio, and Mary's mother, Mary Murray (age 60) born in Pennsylvania.

William Burdine Blake was born January 21, 1852, on an Ohio River steamboat somewhere in the vicinity of Ironton, Madison Co., OH.

Daniel Felton Blake was born September 11, 1854, in West Union, Adams Co., OH.

In 1855 and again in 1857, Burdine Blake of Martinsburg, PA, was granted Land Patents in Richland Co., WI.


   

Burdine Blake's two Wisconsin Land Patents.


Mary Ellen (Murry) Blake died March 4, 1857, in Brighton, Clark Co., OH, at age 25. 

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1860 shows Burdine Blake (age 37) born in Pennsylvania, and with personal property valued at $150 is a Gunsmith, and is living in the Village of London, Madison Co., OH. Living with him are: James F. Blake (age 10), born in Ohio; Wm. B. Blake (age 8), born in Ohio; Daniel F. Blake (age 5), born in Ohio; and Mary Murray (age 70) born in Pennsylvania.

Burdine Blake Jr. (age 41) enlisted as a Corporal on May 2, 1864. On May 9, 1864, he was in Company I, 154th Infantry Regiment Ohio. He was mustered out of this company on September 1, 1864, in Camp Dennison, OH.

In 1867, Burdine Blake was serving as a Justice of the Peace in Madison Co., OH.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1870, shows Burdine Blake (age 47) born in Pennsylvania, with real estate of $9,000 and personal estate of $700 is a Gun Smith, and is living in the Village of London, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH . Living with him is William Blake (age 18) born in Ohio, a Telegraph Operator.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1880, shows Burdine Blake (age 57) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents, is a widowed Gunsmith, and is living on Main Street, London, Madison Co., OH.

The 1890 U. S. Census Special Schedule taken in 1890, shows Burdine Blake (age 57) is living in London, Madison Co., OH. His disability incurred is having been shot in the back.


   

In 1890 Disability Schedule for London, Madison Co., OH.


In 1894, Burdine Blake of London, OH, was granted a U. S. Patent for a Recoil-Check for Firearms.


       

Burdine Blake's U. S. Patent for a Recoil-Check for Firearms in separate JPG files.

If you desire the patent in a PDF file, click here: Burdine Blake's Patent


The 1900 U. S. Census taken June 15, 1900 shows Thomas Simpson (age 36) born in England to English-born parents, and having immigrated in 1886, and a Naturalized Citizen, and who rents his home, is a married Farm Laborer, and is living in Goldsberry Twp., Howell Co., MO. Living with him are: his wife, Anna Simpson (age 20) born April, 1880, in Ohio to Ohio and English-born parents, with the only child born to her still alive; his son, Charles Simpson (age 1) born February, 1899, in Missouri to Ohio and English-born parents; and a widower Boarder, Burdine Blake (age 77) born February, 1823, in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born, is a widowed Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage. Leigh Larson note: Charles L. Simpson was born February, 1899, in West Plains, Howell Co., MO. Hannah Elizabeth Finley was born April 30, 1880, in Ohio. Thomas Parker Simpson was born about 1863 in England.

On August 29, 1905, Burdine Blake drafted his will in Howell Co., MO. The disposition of his estate were listed in the will.


   

Burdine Blake's Will.


Burdine Blake Jr. died November 23, 1906, in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO, at age 83. Buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, Union Twp., Madison Co., OH.

Following Burdine Blake's death, his will was approved March 2, 1907, in the Probate Court for Howell Co., MO. Burdine Blake Jr.'s son, Daniel F. Blake, also a lawyer, was the executor of his father's estate.


   

Burdine Blake' estate Nature of Proceedings.


Regimental History
OHIO
ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY-FOURTH INFANTRY
(One Hundred Days)

One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Infantry. - Col., Robert Stevenson; Lieut.-Col., Joseph E. Wilson; Maj., William A. Neil. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, May 9, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 23d battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Madison county, and the 60th regiment, Ohio National Guard, from Green county. On May 12 it proceeded via Columbus and Bellaire to New creek, W. Va., arriving on the evening of the 14th. On the 22nd Co. F was ordered to Piedmont, where it remained until the regiment started to Ohio for muster-out. The regiment performed guard, picket and escort duty until May 29, when one company moved to Youghiogheny bridge and the remaining eight companies to Greenland gap. On June 4 a detachment of the regiment had a skirmish with McNeil's battalion near Moorfield. Detachments of he regiment were sent out on various scouting expeditions from June 12 to July 4, and on July 25 the regiment again fell back to New creek. An attack was made by the Confederates on the forces at New creek on Aug. 4 On the evening of Aug. 22 the regiment started for Ohio and was mustered out on Sept. 1, 1864.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 2

Battles Fought: August 4, 1864 at New Creek, WV.

Name: Burdine Blake

Residence: Blair County, Pennsylvania

Enlistment Date: 06 February 1865

Side Served: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

State Served: Pennsylvania

Unit Numbers: 2289

Service Record: Drafted in Co. F, 46th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on February 6, 1865. Mustered out on July 16, 1865 in Alexandria, VA.


History of Greenbrier County, J. R. Cole, Lewisburg, WV, 1917

p. 341-343

WILLIAM B. BLAKE, JR.

William B. Blake, Jr., was born at Dayton, Rockingham county, Virginia, August 14, 1883. He is a grandson of the late Burdine Blake, of London, Madison county, Ohio, who was a gunsmith by trade and who served in the Civil war in the 154th Ohio Infantry on the Federal side. For many years following the war he was a resident of London, Ohio, but died about eight years ago at Mountain Grove, Mo., at the age of 84 years. His wife was Miss Mary Ellen Murray, who bore him three sons: James F., William B. and Daniel F. 

William B. Blake, Sr., was born January 21, 1852, in London, Ohio; went to Virginia in the early 1870s and became connected with the music publishing house of the Ruebush-Kieffer Company, and remaining with this firm until 1889, when he moved to Ronceverte. He married Miss Alice Mary Home, of Augusta county, Virginia, a daughter of Strother P. and Sarah Home. (Strother P. Home was a Confederate soldier throughout the Civil war.) To this union were born seven children: Charles Stanley Blake, Bessie Mabel, William B,. Jr.. Henry St. John, Robert Russell, Mary Ellen and Edward Lester. At Ronceverte, Mr. Blake, Sr., associated himself in partnership with J. W. Hess in the publication of the Ronceverte News, a newly-established paper in the new lumber town, buying out the interest of Richard Burke, who had been a prominent figure in West Virginia journalism for a number of years. Burke had been the publisher of a vigorous newspaper at Union, Monroe county. About the year 1891, Mr. Blake bought out the interest of Mr. Hess and became the sole proprietor of the enterprise, changing the name of the paper to the Valley Messenger and News. This publication continued until April 21, 1901. Several years prior to this, in December, 1897, The West Virginia News had been established with Mr. Blake as publisher, and from one newspaper plant two newspapers were issued until April 21, 1901, when the latter publication, which covered a more extensive field, absorbed the Valley Messenger. This consolidation brought to the newer paper the good will of the older and the growth of the West Virginia News has been steady and continuous to this day. At the present time and for a number of years the News has enjoyed a larger circulation than any other weekly newspaper published in the State. 

The connection of William B. Blake, Jr., with the publication business established by his father began in early youth, he being active in its affairs from the age of fourteen. On January 1, 1905, the joint partnership of William B. Blake & Son was formed for the ownership, editorial and business management of the paper. This firm continues. The News has its home in its own building, a modern three-story brick and stone structure, virtually fire-proof, erected in 1909, and its plant equipment is modern in every way. 

On November 16, 1909, Mr. Blake, Jr., married Miss Lena Lee Edwards. then of St. Louis, Mo., but a native of Belton, Tex., and a daughter of Joseph F. Edwards, of Texas. To this union came three children: William III, Norman Bradbury and Marjorie Alice.