Biographical Sketch of Samuel C. Blake
Blake, Samuel C. (See Downing, Gore)— Samuel Coke Blake, born at Cane Hill, Washington, Washington Co. Ark. April 10, 1862, educated in that county.
Married at Wagoner, June 10, 1888, Georgia Anna Pharris, born Oct. 5, 1867 at Petaluma, Calif.
They are the parents of: Jennie Agnes, born August 23, 1889, married Charles E. Stamps; Nita Emory, born February 11, 1892, married Charles Alonzo Spencer and has two children, Myrtle Caroline, horn February 5, 191 1 and Alonzo Blake Spencer, born March 24, 1919; John Fenlon, born September 4, 1894; Albert Watts, horn May 17, 1897; Georgia Kezzie, born April 18, 1900, married October 24, 1919, Clifford Moore and has one son, Samuel Marion Moore, born December 17, 1920; Mabel Heber, born November 23, 1903; Hester Keep, born January 30, 1906 and Ruby Opal Blake, born November 2, 1909.
Samuel Blake, born January 5, 1818, in Ryde, Isle of Wright, England, and married Martha Jane Pyratt who was born in 1824. She died in 1914 and Samuel Blake died in 1878. They were the parents of Samuel Coke Blake. James and Kate (Finley) Pyratt, natives of North Carolina, settled thirteen miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1812, and moved to Cane Hill, Washington County, Arkansas, 1827. Since that time the Pyratt’s have been socially prominent in Arkansas.
Margaret Downing, a Cherokee, married Bledsoe Gore, a white man, and their daughter, Agnes Gore, horn April 10, 1829, married April 1, 1850, Pleasant Holloman Pharris, born July 11, 1826, in Tennessee. He served in the si2th Missouri Cavalry in the Mexican War. He died January 1893 and Mrs. Agnes Pharris died in 1913. They were the parents of Mrs. Samuel Coke Blake. Samuel Coke Blake is the founder and breeder of the Famous Blake Horse, near Pryor.