Family:Whitney, Abigail E. (1849-1899)

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Abigail E.10 Whitney (Benjamin Blethen9, Thomas G.8, Ephraim7, Moses6, Ephraim5, Moses4, Moses3, Richard2, John1), daughter of Benjamin Blethen9 and Persis H. (Dolloff) Whitney, was born 26 Aug 1849, Gray, ME, and died 17 Oct 1899, Gray, ME.

She married 8 Feb 1874, Naples, ME, Ozias Granville Blake, son of Ozias and Jane Banks (Boynton) Blake. He was born 8 Feb 1845, Brownfield, ME, and died 5 Feb 1919, Falmouth, ME. He had resided 17 years in Falmouth prior to his death.

Ozias G. Blake was married three times. He married first, Sep 1866, Gray, ME, Matilda Hamilton. She was born Feb 1843 and died 7 Dec 1870. They had one child:

John M. Blake, b. 9 Dec 1869, probably Gray, ME.

Ozias married thirdly, Rebecca Delana10 (Hancock)(Whitney) Welch, the sister of Abigail E.10 Whitney. They had no children. Ozias was a Civil War veteran, and both he and Rebecca received a pension from the U.S. government.

Ozias, Matilda, and Abigail Blake are buried in Gray Village Cemetery, Gray, ME. Rebecca (Whitney) Blake is buried in Riverside Cemetery, East Raymond, ME.

Children of Ozias Granville and Abigail E.10 (Whitney) Blake:

i. Ellen R. "Nellie" Blake, b. 16 May 1875, Gray, ME; m. 1 Mar 1894, Windham, ME, Frederick A. Mason, b. 17 Jun 1854, Raymond, ME.
ii. Minnie M. Blake, b. 18 Dec 1876, Gray, ME; d. 14 Oct 1916, North Yarmouth, ME; m. 24 June 1893, Center Conway, NH, Herbert F. Sawyer, b. Feb 1867, Auburn, ME.
iii. Gertrude Ella Blake, b. 30 Sep 1878, Gray, ME; d. 27 Sep 1940, Portsmouth, NH; m. 4 Apr 1900, Lyndon, VT, Alexander Farley. He was b. ca. 1866, d. 1945, Scotland, son of Alexander and Annie (Comb) Farley. Both are buried in Orchard Grove Cemetery, Kittery, ME. He had previously m. 16 Aug 1893, Exeter, NH, Phoebe W. Kennedy.
iv. George W. Blake, b. 24 Jan 1880, Gray, ME; d. 16 Feb 1919, Cumberland, ME; m. Ella Gertrude Dow, 4 Jul 1901 in Gray, ME. She was b. abt. 1881 in St. George, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, the dau. of Robert and Margaret (Craig) Dow.
v. Andrew B. Blake, b. 12 12 1881, Gray, ME; m. Mary Elizabeth Wallingford, 25 Dec 1910 in Portland, ME. She was b. 22 Apr 1876 in Groveland, MA, the dau. of Byron and Isabel V. (V. Bohn) Wallingford.
vi. Elizabeth B. Blake, b. 20 Oct 1885, Gray, ME.
vii. Laura A. Blake, b. 2 Jan 1888, Gray, ME; d. Jun 1968, MA; m. 25 Dec 1907, Yarmouth, ME, Albert Carter Peabody, b. 21 Dec 1885, Milan, NH, d. 19 Sep 1918, Berlin, NH, son of Zenas W. and Mary E. (Ordway) Peabody.


  • Civil War Pension File of Ozias G. Blake.
  • Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937;
  • Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922;
  • Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922;
  • Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908;

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