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Sarah Olcott Murdock Blake (1788–1826)


Sarah Olcott Murdock was born on 25 June 1788 in Norwich, Vermont. She married George Blake in 1810. As the wife of the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Murdock became a prominent social figure. She once hosted a large reception for President James Monroe, and was a friend and correspondent of Daniel Webster. Murdock died on 10 May 1826 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, survived by Blake and their son. 


Daniel Webster to Mrs. George Blake, 15 July 1825The Papers of Daniel Webster Digital Edition (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2018). 

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

Sarah Olcott Murdock Blake at Find a Grave.

Sarah Olcott Murdock at FamilySearch.