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Blake, L. T.


Posted By: Gary Norris (email)
Date: 2/11/2013 at 07:17:48

The History of Poweshiek County, Iowa
Des Moines: Union Hist. Co., 1880.

BLAKE, L.T.óJefferson Twpópg 961-2. Farmer, section 6, P.O. Chelsea, Tama county. Was born May 16, 1823, in Washington, Indiana, where, after completing his education, he engaged in farming and the manufacture of wagons until 1843, when he moved to Illinois. There he continued to farm until 1852, when he came to Iowa, and settled where he now lives and owns 160 acres of good land, a part of the same being in timber. Mr. Blake has been twice married; first, the fall of 1846, in Mercer county, Illinois, to Miss Matilda A. Batchelder, a resident of Illinois, and a native of Maine. The result of this union is six children: Priscilla (aged 32 years), George B. (aged 30 years; married), Thornton J. (aged 22 years), Thomas J. (aged 18 years), Mary (died in 1869), C.B. (died in 1852). Mrs. M.A. Blake after a lingering illness, died May 16, 1869, leaving many friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Mr. Blake, for his second wife, married Mary McClelland, a resident of Brooklyn, in 1871; she is a native of Scotland. Three children are the result of this union: Elizabeth (aged 8 years), Andrew C. (aged 5 years) and John (died in 1878, aged 2 years).

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