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Dr. Obadiah Blake

Male 1719 - 1810  (91 years)


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  • Name Obadiah Blake 
    Title Dr. 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 9 Jun 1719  Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    19532156 
    _AMTID 390151094377:1030:116238515 
    Died 14 Jun 1810  Keene, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Keene, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    West Cemetery 
    Person ID I15271  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2017 

    Family 1 Zipporah Harris,   b. 19 Feb 1727, Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1785, Keene, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1749  Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Obadiah Blake,   b. 1749, Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1752, Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. Dr. Obadiah Blake, Jr.,   b. 26 Sep 1753, Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1826, Putnam, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Artemisia Blake,   b. 5 Dec 1765, Keene, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1837, Keene, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F3883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia Thurber,   b. 1733,   d. 28 Jan 1810, Keene, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1788  Richmond, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F3884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • He was the second physician in town, Jeremiah Hall having been the first (see sketch of Dr. Hall), and his practice covered a large territory, extending as far as Hardwick and Royalston, Mass., Westminister, Vt., and Croydon, N.H. His journeys, on horseback, by trails or marked trees, were usually long, and his fees were small, and were usually taken in products of the farm. He had a jocose way of keeping his accounts, sometimes closing them with the entries: "Cancelled in full by poverty;" "Ran a way;" "settled by death;" "Left with Noah Cooke (the lawyer);" and, at long intervals, "Paid in cash to me." He bequeated his saddlebags, vials and lancet to his son, Obadiah, Jr. He died in 1810, aged ninety-two, and was buried in the west yard, on Bradford street.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2157] New Hampshire Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947.