|Posted By:||Dixie Blake|
|Subject:||Re: Asbury Blake, 1809 - Pennsylvania|
|Post Date:||March 18, 2011 at 20:41:31|
|Forum:||Blake Family Genealogy Forum|
I have been searching for this Blake connection and believe that his father was Nathan Blake, born 1782. He was married to Polly (Mary?) Abrams. They were married 6 Nov 1804 in Cecil County, Md. He
was a brother to Solomon Blake, born 1785 in Cecil County. Other siblings of Nathan are John, birthdate unknown, Catharine, b 1813 and Milton b 1816. The progenitor was also Solomon Blake, m Mary Dougherty Nov. 1778 in Cecil Co., Md. This first Solomon signed the Oath of Allegiance in and was also on the tax records in 1783 in Cecil County. Solomon probably married a second time, because of the disparity in the birthdates of the children.
In Lancaster County, Fulton Township, there is a single gravestone near the corner of Cherry Mill Road, and Riverview Road. It has 4 names on it. Down the dirt road to the East a short distance is the Pleasant Grove Church. There is a large cemetery there, but this one gravestone is not behind the church on Pillottown Road, but at the western intersection. If you want more detail, I can tell you how to find it on google satellite maps. Anyway, go to Lancaster Co. Cemeteries and you will find the information on the gravestone - several names, under Blake Graveyard, Fulton Township. Asbury is there, died July 3, 1866, age 58 years, making his birth year about 1808. Let me know if I can help further. And please let me know if you have further information!