Posted By:Timothy Simpson
Subject:Re: Benjamin F. Blake
Post Date:March 27, 2009 at 11:37:45
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Forum:Blake Family Genealogy Forum
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So this would be your Ben?
SS Death index: Ben Blake d May 1968 b 27 Apr 1876 (Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, MO); issued: MO

Not my family, and I don't know what you need, but a quick search provided this info, most of which likely connects:

1850 White Co IL District 13
340/1055/1055 29 Oct 1850
Blake, James 39 m farmer 700 Mass
       Mary M 39 f KY
       Cornelius 17 farmer IL sch
       William W 14 IL sch (probably the one who married Indiana McKenzie in 1863 and lived in Indian Creek, White Co IL in 1880)
       Mary E 12 IL
       Joseph M 10 IL sch
       Louisa J 8 IL sch
       Benjamin F 6 IL sch

1860 Index
Joseph Blake age 20 b IL res: T6S R8E, White Co IL pg 101/fam 721

Illinois Civil War Detail Report shows: Joseph M Blake Private, Co G 29th IL Inf
res: Roland, White Co IL, age 21 5' 6 1/2" black hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, single, farmer, b White Co IL
Joined 17 Sept 1861 Shadville IL by Lt Wakeford for 3 yrs
M/I 28 Aug 1861 Springfield IL; Discharged 17 Sept 1864 at Natchez MS, term expired

Bob McManus of this forum (see message 3482) shows that Louisa C Jennings md Joseph M Blake 29 Jan 1865 Hamilton Co IL.

Hamilton Co IL mg: Benjamin F Blake/Sarah E Lasater 22 Nov 1866 (in Indian Creek, White Co IN 1880)

1870 Hamilton Co IL Town 6 Range 7 East PO McLewiston IL
612/75/75 19 July 1870
Blake, Joseph M 30 m w farmer 650/500 IL cit
       Louisa 21 f w kh IL
       Missouri 3 f w IL
       James 2 m w IL (might be the James or William J who md Hester A McElvain in 1888 White Co IL)

IGI entry: Benjamin F Blake b 1876 Lasotes, Hamilton Co IL; parents: Joseph M Blake & Louiesa Jennings
IGI entry: Benj F Blake b 1876 IL; parents: Joseph M Blake & Vienna Blake

Bob McManus of this forum (see message 3482) shows that Louisa C Jennings Blake d 4 Aug 1878

1880 (from online transcription LDS familysearch) Lassater, Hamilton Co IL
Blake, Joseph 40 farming IL MA NC
       Vienna wife 32 kh IL IL IL
       Missouri dau 13 IL IL KY
       James M son 11 IL IL KY
       Fanny M dau 7 IL IL KY
       Benjamin F son 4 IL IL KY
       D F son 2 IL IL KY
Rietchy, Alice SDau 5 IL IL IL
Taylor, Ally other f w 12 OH OH OH

IL statewide marriage Index: Ben Blake/Mrs Nancy E Whohrey Rodgers 23 May 1899 White Co IL

1900 Hamilton Co IL Mayberry Twp Broughton Village ed56 sheet 10 - 23 June 1900
Blake, Joseph M head w m b March 1839 md22y IL Maine Maine farmer yyy OMF
       Vianna C wife w f b Oct 1845 md22y 12ch 3 living IL IL IL yyy
Ritchie, Alice B dau b Aug 1876 md IL IL IL yyy
Blake,        Ardello B son Feb 1884 IL IL IL sch
       Ethel dau March 1887 IL IL IL sch

IL statewide death index: Joseph M Blake d 7 June 1916 Mayberry Twp, Hamilton Co IL

Ancestry index shows in White Co IL
1920 Ben F Blake b ca 1877, spouse Nancy E
1920 Ben F Blake b ca 1909
1920 Gertie Blake b ca 1915

See also Jim Hensley posting on the Hamilton County Board (message #101)        "BLAKE family of Hamilton Co"

Best of luck.