Margaret Jordan was born circa 1777 in Virginia and died after 1860. She married Isaac Blake in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, on October 4, 1792. Isaac was born in 1771 in Augusta County, Virginia and died August 23, 1831 in Cabell County, (West) Virginia.
Evidence that Margaret Jordan was a daughter of James and Sarah Jordan
- ⚠️ The only evidence that Margaret Jordan was a daughter of James and Sarah Jordan comes from oral history passed down in the family of William Jordan (son of James and Sarah) that a nephew, James Blake, accompanied the Jordans when they moved from Virginia to Indiana. Research indicates that a James Blake married Sarah Jordan, daughter of William Jordan and Blanche Fullerton, around 1821. James and Sarah remained in Cabell County when the Jordans left for Indiana, but James probably died there around 1832, after which his wife and children migrated to Indiana to be with her parents.
- October 20, 1819 – Laurence Briant and wife Mary sell to Isaac Blake 300 acres in Cabell County on Mud River adjoining James Miller, Abraham Trout, and William Jorden.
- March 1, 1821 – Isaac Blake and wife Margaret sell to James Blake 100 acres in Cabell County on Mud River adjoining Abraham Trout and William Jordan Senr.
- March 3, 1821 – Isaac Blake and wife Peggy sell to Abraham Trout 100 acres in Cabell County on Mud River adjoining Jordan and James Miller.
- October 9, 1822 – Thomas Arthur and wife Sally sell to Isaac Blake a tract of land in Cabell County on Mud River.
- May 25, 1825 – James Blake and wife Sarah sell to Isaac Blake and wife Margaret 100 acres in Cabell County on Mud River adjoining former line of Abraham Trout and William Jorden.
- December 21, 1832 – William N. Jordan and wife Clarissa, Irwin Lusher and wife Jane, heirs of Isaac Blake Senr., deceased, sell to Peter Blake two undivided 1/12 shares of tract in Cabell County on Mud River.
- October 17, 1834 – Margaret Blake, widow and relicit of Isaac Blake, sells to Peter Blake a tract in Cabell County on Mud River.
Censuses in which Margaret Jordan appeared
- 1820 Cabell County, Virginia – Isaac Blake
2 white males under 10
1 white male 10-161 white male over 45 (Isaac Blake)
2 white females under 10
2 white females 10-16
1 white female 26-45 (probably Margaret Blake)
1 engaged in agriculture
1 male slave under 14
- 1830 Cabell County, Virginia – Isaac Blake
1 white male 10-15
1 white males 15-20 ()
1 white male 20-30 ()
1 white male 60-70 (Isaac Blake)
1 white female 10-15 ()
1 white female 15-20
1 white female 50-60 (probably Margaret Blake)
2 male slaves under 10
2 male slaves 10-24
1 female slave under 10
- 1840 Cabell County, Virginia – Pennel Blake
1 white male 15-20
3 white males 20-30
1 white male 30-40 (Pennel Blake)
1 white female 50-60 (possibly Margaret Blake)
1 male slave 24-35
7 engaged in agriculture
- 1850 District 10, Cabell County, Virginia – Christopher L. Miller, dwelling 707, family 732;
Christopher L. Miller, age 44, male, merchant, born in Germany;
Mary Miller, age 33, female, born in Virginia;
Margaret Blake, age 73, female, born in Virginia.
- 1860 Cabell County, Virginia – Jeremiah Blake, dwelling 165, family 162;
Jeremiah Blake, age 66, male, farmer, value of real estate owned: $500, value of personal estate: $400, born in Virginia, cannot read and write;
Margaret Blake, age 60, female, born in Virginia, cannot read and write;
Polly Miller, age 44, female, born in Virginia;
Margaret Blake, age 98, female, born in Virginia, cannot read and write;
Clarissa Arthur, age 18, female, born in Virginia.
Children of Margaret Jordan and Isaac Blake
- Sarah Blake (wife of Thomas Archer)
- Peter Blake
- James Blake
- Nancy Blake (wife of Benjamin Smith)
- Margaret Blake
- Clara (Clarissa) Blake (wife of William N. Jordan)
- Jane Blake
- Mary Blake
- Isaac Blake
- Pennell Blake
- Elizabeth Blake (wife of James Newman)
- John Morris Blake
1 The year of Margaret‘s birth is inferred from the censuses of 1820-1850. She died after she appeared in the 1860 census.
2 Names of children and their spouses are taken directly from Isaac Blake‘s will, signed June 8, 1830, and probated after his death in 1831.