James Blake III


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James Blake III was born about 1818 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD, and died March 17, 1886, in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, at about age 68. He is the son of James Blake Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Sarah Unknown of Unknown. 

Susanna "Susan" Eshelman was born about 1820 in Blair Co., PA, and died 1887, in Unknown, at about age 67. She is possibly the daughter of Abraham Eshelman of Martic Twp., Lancaster Co, PA, and Hannah Wolfgang of Northumber Co., PA.

James Blake III and Susanna "Susan" Eshelman were married 1836 in Unknown.

James Blake III and Susanna "Susan" (Eshelman) Blake had Unknown children:

  1. John Blake: Born Pennsylvania; Died Unknown.
  2. Jane Blake: Born November 18, 1837, in Pennsylvania; Died August 15, 1909, in Orbisonia, Huntingdon Co., PA (age 71). Buried in Orbisonia Cemetery, Orbisonia, Huntingdon Co., PA. Never married.
  3. Susan Blake: Born about 1840 in Pennsylvania; Died July, 1879, in Cromwell, Huntingdon Co., PA (about age 39). Never married.
  4. William Burdine Blake: Born September 12, 1841, in Blair Co., PA; Died September 6, 1909, in Hopewell, Bedford Co., PA (age 67). Buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell, Bedford Co., PA. Married August 20, 1864, in Unknown to Mary Ann Kennedy "Kay" Weaver: Born July 18, 1844, in Holidaysburg, PA; Died July 13, 1926, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, Blair Co., PA (age 81). Buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell, Bedford Co., PA.
  5. James Blake IV: Born about 1842 in Huston Twp., Blair Co., PA; Died Unknown.
  6. Henry H. Blake: Born about 1847 in Huston Twp., Blair Co., PA; Died about 1890 in Huntingdon Co., PA (about age 43). Married about 1875 in Pennsylvania to Eliza Jane "Liza" McHammond: Born April 1858 in Pennsylvania; Died before 1929 in Unknown.
  7. Mary Ann Blake: Born March 13, 1845, in Blair Co., PA; Died January 1, 1935, in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., PA (age 89). Married March 14, 1879, at Shirleysburg Borough, Huntingdon Co., PA, by the Rev. W. E. Hoch, a pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to Albert L. Burns: Born May, 1850, in Middle Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., PA; Died August 15, 1926, in Altoona, Blair Co., PA (age 76). Buried in Orbisonia Cemetery, Orbisonia , Huntingdon Co., PA.
  8. Joseph Blake: Born May, 1852, in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA; Died 1914 in Orbisonia Borough, Huntingdon Co., PA (about age 62). Married about 1875 in Pennsylvania to Rachel J. McMullen: Born about 1852 in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA; Died September, 1889, in Orbisonia Borough, Huntingdon Co., PA (about age 37).
  9. Fanny Blake: Born 1853 in Pennsylvania; Died Unknown.
  10. Samuel Jefferson Blake: Born April 17, 1859, in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA; Died April 7, 1935, in Akron, Summit Co., OH (age 75). Married August 4, 1887, in Orbisonia, Huntingdon Co., PA, to Mary Elizabeth Price: Born December 5, 1866, in Hill Valley, Huntingdon Co., PA; Died June 10, 1911, in Orbisonia, Huntingdon Co., PA (age 44).
  11. William Blake: Born about 1860 in Pennsylvania; Died Unknown (or James' grandson).



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James Blake III was born about 1818 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.

Susanna "Susan" Eshelman was born about 1820 in Blair Co., PA.

James Blake III and Susanna "Susan" Eshelman were married 1836 in Unknown.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 13, 1850 shows James Blake (age 32) born in Maryland is a Laborer is living in Huston Twp., Blair Co., PA. Living with him is Susan Blake (age 20) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there are children, all born in Pennsylvania: Jane Blake (age 12); Susan Blake (age 10); William B. Blake (age 9); James Blake (age 7); Mary A. Blake (age 4); and Henry Blake (age 2). The census enumerator was Henry Reigart.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1860 shows James Blake (age 42) born in Pennsylvania with personal estate worth $100 is a Laborer is living in Williamsburg Twp., Blair Co., PA. Living with him is Susan Blake (age 40) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there are children, all born in Pennsylvania: Jane Blake (age 23); Susan Blake (age 21); William Blake (age 20), a Laborer; Henry Blake (age 13); Joseph Blake (age 8); James Blake (age 7); Mary Blake (age 5); Henry Blake (age 4); Mary Ann Blake (age 3); and Samuel Blake (age 2). The Joseph Kyler family lives next door.

The 1863 Pennsylvania Septennial Census shows James Blake is a Laborer, and is living in Woodbury Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. Andrew Berryhill is the Manager of an Iron Works, and lives nearby.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 24, 1870 shows James Blake (age 52) born in Pennsylvania, and with real estate worth $400 and personal estate worth $300 is a Furnace Worker, and is living in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. Living with him are: Susan Blake (age 51) born in Pennsylvania, who is Keeping House; Jane Blake (age 30) born in Pennsylvania; Susan Blake (age 28) born in Pennsylvania; Henry Blake (age 22) born in Pennsylvania, a Furnace Worker; Mary Blake (age 19) born in Pennsylvania; Joseph Blake (age 17) born in Pennsylvania, a Laborer; John Blake (age 14) born in Pennsylvania; Samuel Blake (age 12) born in Pennsylvania; and Willie Blake (age 9)born in Pennsylvania.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1880 shows James Blake (age 62) born in Maryland to Maryland-born parents is a Farmer living in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. Living with him is Susan Blake (age 62) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House, and cannot write. Also living there: his unmarried grandson, William H. Blake (age 20) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a Farm Laborer; and his niece, Patient White (age 13) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

Susan Blake (age 37), an unmarried Seamstress, died July, 1879, in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, due to heart disease.

James Blake IV died March 17, 1886, in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA, at about age 68.


The Huntingdon Globe, Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co., PA, Thursday, March 25, 1886

DIED.

BLAKE. - On the 17th inst., Mr. James Blake, of Black Log Valley, after a long and painful illness.


The Huntingdon Journal, Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co., PA, Friday, March 26, 1886

After lying on the bed of sickness so long, Mr. James Blake, of Cromwell township, has gone from the noisy, wrestling world. It is fearful to look over the list of the dead in this county since the first day of January. Yet, their absence is scarcely noticed. All moves on without them. So we learn when at last we shall sink forever beneath the waves of the sea of life, there will be but one ripple, and the current will move steadily on.


Susanna "Susan" (Eshelman) Blake died 1887 in Unknown, at about age 67.

James Blake III died July 9, 1896, in Pennsylvania, at age 76. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.