Bio: Blake, Samuel Dearborn (1833 - 1915)



Surnames: Blake, Olsin, Tibbets, O'Hearn, Peterson, Durfee, James, Utley, Griffin, Ruthford, Price, Haugen, Thompson, Rodifer, Tester, O'Hearn, Rody, Riels, Williams, Rogers, Martins, Herminson, Shattle, Marks, Larson, Thompson, Johnson, Mallone, Taggart, Gunderson


----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin


Blake, Samuel Dearborn (2 Mar 1833 - 2 Jul 1915)


*SAMUEL D. BLAKE, **County Treasure of Jackson County, Wisconsin was born in town of Hallowell, Kennebec Co., Me., in the year ***1848. Went to New Hampshire, and engaged in a cotton mill one year, and in 1857 went to Chicago, III., and engaged as clerk in a commission house. Came out to Wisconsin the same year, and settled at North Bend, Jackson Co.. and went to work in a saw-mill for $26 per month, which was being rebuilt by Thomas Douglas. When the mill was completed, Samuel engaged as sawyer, where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in the 1st Light Artillery Battery, Wis. V. I., at La Crosse, Wis.; served for three years and ten months, and was mustered out as sergeant. Samuel was engaged in all of the principal battles of the Mississippi, and then came to Irving, Jackson Co., and in 1866, took charge of a saw-mill for Olsin & Tibbets, in town of Manchester, and in 1867, was elected Clerk of Circuit Court, to fill vacancy, on resignation of Ira Pope; held that office until 1868, when he was elected County Sheriff for two years, and in 1870, was Assessor of town of Albia, then in March, 1871. went to work for E. J. Spaulding, at Black River Falls, and 1873, he was appointed as Deputy County Treasurer, under Oliver O'Hearn, and at the death of O'Hearn, was appointed by County Board to fill his vacancy, then in 1875, was elected to the office he now holds. Samuel is a member of A. F. & A. M., Black River Lodge, No. 74, Chapter, No. 41, La Crosse Commandery, No. 49. etc., and of the Wisconsin Consistory, 32° S. P. R. S. Was married. Jan. 7, 1878, to Miss Frances O'Hearn, who was born in Dodge Co., Wis., in 1850. Have had two children, Henri D. and William O., who died Aug. 16, 1878, buried in Black River Cemetery.


*Samuel D. Blake, son of John J. & Mary (Hutchinson) Blake.  John was born 4 Oct 1797 in Monmouth, Kennebec, Maine.  John was the son of Dearborn & Hannah (Johnson) Blake.  Mary Hutchinson was born 27 Jun 1801 in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine.

**Oliver O'Hearn, Samuel D. Blake's father-in-law, was the Jackson Co., Wis. Treasurer previous to Samuel Blake.  John E. Peterson succeeded Samuel Blake as Treasurer of Jackson County, Wisconsin, 1 Jan 1877.

***The tombstone for Samuel D. Blake in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wis. reads: Mar 2, 1833 - Jul 2, 1915, 1st Sgt, 1st Wis. Lt. Arty BN.  Frances (O'Hearn) Blake: Feb. 23, 1850 - Sep 26, 1915.  Two sons are also buried next to Samuel and Frances (1) Henry, son of S.D. & Fannie, d. Dec 3, 1883, AE 3 yr. 7 mo. 14 da.  (2) Willie O., son of S.D. & Fannie, d. Aug 16, 1878, AE 7 mo., 1 da.  Oliver O'Hearn is also buried in the same cemetery and his dates are: d. Oct 3, 1875 AE 51 yr, small footstone, P.S.


Wisconsin Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations


Samuel D. Blake
event: Military Service
rank in: Corporal
rank out: Sergeant
side: Union
state (or origin): Wisconsin
military unit: 1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery


Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941


Samuel D Blake
event: Cemetery
death date:
burial place: Black River Falls, Wisconsin
nara publication title:
nara publication number: M1916


Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900


Samuel D. Blake
state: Wisconsin
arm of service: Light Artillery
nara publication number: T289
publisher: National Archives and Records Administration
collection title: Civil War Pensions


1850 Federal Census, 26 July, Waushara, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, dwelling 62, family 69, line 3


Oliver O'Hearn

Occupation: Carpenter1824

Household Members
*Oliver O'Hearn M 25 (1825 Nova Scotia)
Phebe O'Hearn F 20 (1830 Connecticut)
Frances O'Hearn F 8/12 Wisconsin
Thomas Utley M 14 Upper Canada


*Family records say Oliver O'Hearn was born 24 Nov 1827 in Newport, Nova Scotia and died 3 Oct 1875 in Black River Falls, Jackson Co., Wisconsin.  He immigrated to Fox Lake, Wis. in 1844 (1891 History of Clark & Jackson Co., Wis., pg. 329).  In 1852, he went overland to California and returned by steamer in 1854.  During a second trip, he was ship wrecked on a coral reed for 7 days.  In 1865, he was the treasurer of Jackson Co., Wis., a job later filled by his son-in-law, Samuel Dearborn Blake.  Oliver married Phoebe S. Green in 1849 in Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wisconsin.  She was born in 1832 in Connecticut.  Oliver and Phoebe's children were: (1) Isabell "Bell" Sarah O'Hearn (b. 12 Apr 1860 at Rice Lake, Jackson Co., Wis.).  Bell was a postmistress, school teacher.  Her obit mentions a sister, Mrs. Ida Roddy, who came west to care for Bell during her final illness. (2) William R. O'Hearn, b. 1857 in Wis. (3) Frances, b. 1850 in Wis.  (4) Ida F. O'Hearn, b. 1863, Wis.


1870 Federal Census, June 2, Black River Falls, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, by D. F. Mason, Pg. 9, Dwelling 13, Family 73, Line 34


Oliver O'Hearn, white, male

Occupation: County Treasurer

Real-estate value: $500

Household Members
Oliver O'Hearn M 46y Nova Scotia
Phebe S O'Hearn F 38y Connecticut
Willie O'Hearn M 13y (1857 Wisconsin)
Belle O'Hearn F 10y (1860 Wisconsin)
Ada O'Hearn F 7y (1863 Wisconsin)


1870 (Jun 7) Federal Census, Albion, Jackson,  Wisconsin, United States, pg. 21


Samuel D Blake, white male

Occupation: Town Officer

Real-estate value: $600

U.S. Citizen

Household Members
Samuel D Blake M 37y Maine
Fannie Blake F 20y Wisconsin


1880 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 294


Sam'L D. Blake, married American male
occupation : Co. Treas.

father's birthplace : Maine, United States
mother's birthplace : Maine, United States

Household Members
self Sam'L D. Blake M 46 (1833 Maine, United States)
wife Fannie Blake F 31 Wisconsin, United States
son Henry D. Blake M 0 Wisconsin, United States
other Ellen Carlson F 20 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 44 Black River Falls city Ward 1-4, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 2, family 28


Samuel D Blake, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
years married: 32
estimated marriage year: 1868

Household Members
head Samuel D Blake M 67 (Mar 1833 Maine)
wife Frances Blake F 50 (Feb 1850 Wisconsin), 3 children, 1 living; father b. Nova Scotia, mother b. CT
son Harry D Blake M 11 (Feb 1889 Wisconsin)


1905 Federal Census, Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, family 398, page 105, line 43


Pheobe Ohearn, white, female
place of birth: parent 1: Connecticut
place of birth: parent 2: Connecticut

Household Members
head Louis Y June M 58y New York
wife Jennie June F 58y Michigan
son John June M 30y Wisconsin
d in l June F 31y Wisconsin
g son Ralph June M 6y Wisconsin
g son Herbert June M 4y Wisconsin
daughter Eva June F 24y Wisconsin
boarder John Ruthford M 33y Wisconsin
boarder Byron Price M 22y Wisconsin
boarder Nielious Haugen M 18y Wisconsin
boarder Stella Thompson F 14y Wisconsin
servant May Rodifer F 16y Wisconsin
servant Lilas Tester F 24y Wisconsin
servant Annette ? F 15y Iowa
boarder Pheobe O'Hearn F 75y Connecticut, widowed, both parents b. CT
boarder Tom Rody M 45y Wisconsin
boarder Ida Rody F 42y Wisconsin
boarder Frank Rody M 16y Wisconsin
boarder Bright Rody M 13y Wisconsin
boarder Margurette Rody F 12y Wisconsin
boarder Clarence W Riels M 29y Wisconsin
boarder Norton Williams M 19y Wisconsin
boarder Ed Rogers M 34y Wisconsin
boarder Fred Martins M 42y Kentucky
boarder Ole Herminson M 25y Wisconsin
boarder Burt Shattle M 35y Ohio
boarder Julius Marks M 18y Wisconsin
boarder Clara Larson F 35y Wisconsin
boarder Lulu M Thompson F 25y Canada
boarder Joseph Johnson M 22y Wisconsin
boarder Ed H Mallone M 17y Wisconsin
boarder Joe L Taggart M 32y Minnesota
boarder Minnie Gunderson F 33y Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Black River f Ward 3, Jackson, Wisconsin, family 47, pg. 1


Phebe S O'Hearn, white, widowed female
marital status: Widowed
father's birthplace: Connecticut
mother's birthplace: Connecticut

Household Members
self Thomas R Roddy M 54y Wisconsin
wife Ida O Roddy F 47y Wisconsin
Mother-in-law Phebe S O'Hearn F 80y (1830 Connecticut)
son Frank Roddy M 19y Wisconsin
son Bright Roddy M 18y Wisconsin
daughter Mary M Roddy F 17y Wisconsin


Wisconsin Birth Records


William Oliver Blake
gender: Male
birth date: 15 Jan 1878 (d. 16 Aug 1878)
birthplace: Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Samuel Dearborn Blake
mother's name: Francis O. Hearn


Henry D. Blake
gender: Male
birth date: 19 Apr 1880
birthplace: Jackson County, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: S. D. Blake
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's name: Francis O'Hearn
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin


Harry Duvall Blake
gender: Male
birth date: 14 Feb 1889
birthplace: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Samuel Dearborn Blake
father's birthplace: Monmouth, Kenebec Co., Maine
mother's name: Francis O'Hearn
mother's birthplace: Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wis.


Wisconsin Marriages


Samuel D Blake
bride's name: Frances O'Hearn
marriage date: 07 Jan 1868
marriage place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: J J Blake
groom's mother's name: Mary Blake
bride's father's name: Oliver O'Hearn
bride's mother's name: Phebe S O'Hearn


Wisconsin Death Records


Henry D. Blake
gender: Male
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 19 Apr 1880
birthplace: Jackson County, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: S. D. Blake
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's name: Francis O'Hearn
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin



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