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George Blake (1769–1841)


George Blake was born on 16 April 1769 in Hardwick, Massachusetts.  A Harvard graduate, he married twice: in 1794 to Rachel Baty (c. 1773–1807) and in 1810 to Sarah Olcott Murdock. He had one son with Murdock. At the age of twenty-five, Blake was admitted as an attorney of the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts. Seven years later he became U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Blake died in Boston on 6 October 1841.


John Farmer, A List of the Graduates, and Those Who Have Received Degrees, at All of the New England Colleges, from Their Foundation ... Forming a Complete Index to All the Triennial Catalogues of All the Colleges in New England (Boston: Perkins, Marvin & Co., 1835).

Horatio G. Somerby, A Record of the Blakes of Somersetshire, Especially in the Line of William Blake, of Dorchester, Mass., The Emigrant to New England: With One Branch of His Descendants (Boston: Privately Printed, 1881), 37. 

Massachusetts Mercury (Boston), 17 January 1794, page 3, column 4 (America’s Historical Newspapers).

Massachusetts Spy (Worcester), 11 July 1810, page 3, column 4 (America’s Historical Newspapers).

Columbian Centinel (Boston), 21 February 1795, page 3, column 1 (America’s Historical Newspapers).

George Blake at Find a Grave.

George Blake at FamilySearch.