Throwback Thursday: Blake Genealogy

This solemn picture shows my Mother‘s family. Judging from the young boy’s appearance, it was probably taken in the late 1890s. John Henry Blake, the oldest gentleman pictured, was her grandfather. He recorded the first deed in Johnson County, Kansas and Blake Street is named after him. According to the book Increase Blake of  Boston His Ancestors and Decedents, John Henry Blake […]

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