REV. J. M. BLAKE, a son of Royal Blake, was b. in Sanbornton in 1819. Was one of a family of seven children; m. first, Harriet Augusta Burnham, who d. childless, about 1850; m. second, July 1, 1852, Susan G. Burnham, a half sister of his first wife. He was a Methodist preacher, but of frail constitution. Came to Cornish about 1855, supposedly sent by the Methodist Conference. While here his health gradually failed and he was obliged to give up preaching; d. July 24, 1858, aged 39. His wid. d. Dec. 6, 1874, aged 44. Both buried in Cornish. Children:

i. JOHN PARKER, b. 1853; d. Aug. 15, 1856, aged 3; buried in Cornish.
ii. FRANK HENRY, b. 1854; d. Aug. 8, 1856, aged 2; buried in Cornish.
iii. ELLA M., b. May 18, 1856; m. Dec. 24, 1884, Charles Washburn. No children. Res. in So. Woodstock, Vt.
iv. JOHN M., JR., b. Aug. 12, 1857; m. Nov. 17, 1880, Emma Strong. One child, b. July 11, 1883.
v. ORMON B. S., b. Jan. 6, 1859; m. -. He d. May 24, 1888, and left a wid. but no children.