William Blow: Birth: 5 NOV 1738.
Mary Blow: Birth: 13 APR 1740. Death: 26 NOV 1747
Henry Blow: Birth: 12 AUG 1743. Death: 20 NOV 1747
Richard Blow: Birth: 5 DEC 1745. Death: 22 DEC 1745
Martha Blow: Birth: 5 FEB 1748. Death: 2 AUG 1818
Mary Blow: Birth: 11 OCT 1751. Death: 22 OCT 1751
Lucy Blow: Birth: 10 JUL 1753.
Mary Blow: Birth: 29 JUL 1757.
Title: Blow Family Genealogy Forum
Author: John Blow
Title: Sherry Falter
Note: NS1209011 NS1209012
Note: Olde Place also referred to as Old Quarter, the plantation.
In this tree, the Blow Family Bible is used as a source. A copy was found on the internet and is used as documentation of the Blow family line in this tree. Mr. John M. Blow of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was kind enough to post his mothers work after she used a magnifying glass to transcribe the handwritten document. His mother was Katharine Cooke Blow.
From Editor's Note of Blow Family Bible: "This Bible was apparently first owned by Samuel Blow (1710/11 - 1766) as the birth records of his slaves at "The Quarter" - written "in his hand" - are the earliest entries. From him it passed to his son Richard Blow (1746-1833) and then to his grandson Col. George Blow (1787-1870), all of Southampton and Sussex Counties, Virginia. The Bible was stolen during the Rebellion (see back of first leaf) from Col. Blow's plantation, Wheatland, near Carter's Grove in James City County, Virginia and later recovered by the Colonel's daughter, Frances Blow Hunter.
Frances Blow Hunter (1816-1880) gave it to her daughter Fannie Blow Hunter (1839-1927) who passed it to her cousin, George Preston Blow (1860-1922). His son George Waller Blow (1897-1960) inherited it as did his son Michael. Michael Blow (1930- ) donated the Bible to Swem Library at the College of William & Mary in 1998. A Xerox copy was given to the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.
The earliest entry is Benjamin Waller (1728). The Waller entries were "copied from his own Bible" probably by his granddaughter, Eliza, who married Col. George Blow. The honor of the earliest original entry goes to Samuel Blow's slave, Will (1737), followed by Samuel's firstborn, William (1738). The last entry is John Page Elliott in 1913.
A note of thanks must go to my mother, Katherine Cooke Blow, who, in 1960, spent many weeks with a very large magnifying glass making the first typewritten transcription of the Bible. Her work, typed on an ancient Smith-Corona, was invaluable for deciphering information no longer readable.
My comments or corrections are in [brackets]. Be advised that the only exact source is the Bible itself.
John M. Blow Fort Lauderdale, Florida August 7, 2002"
From the Blow family Bible written on the back of first leaf: "This Family Bible of the Blows was carried off by the Yankees from the residence of George Blow Sr. in James City County, Virginia, during their second "on to Richmond" by way of the Peninsula in the summer of 1862 - and by them left in Alexandria with papers of the same family records. Found by a soldier in a drinking saloon, who attracted by the marriage record of Mary Frances Blow with Bushrod W. Hunter - offered to let her have it (she residing in the town) for the sum of twenty-five dollars. Five dollars was subsequently paid, and the Bible came into her possession. She gave it to her eldest daughter Fannie Blow Hunter.
Written by me this 4th day of Feb. 1865 Francis Blow Hunter Signed"
Noted below this entry by John M. Blow: "at this time Francis Blow Hunter was living at "Abingdon", her husband's farm. This property is now Washington National Airport. Her son Alexander was the author of "Johnny Reb and Billy Yank"."
Enclosed in the Blow Family Bible: Sash bearing the note: "Sash worn by Mrs. Fanny Blow to a Washington Ball in Norfolk or Portsmouth at which he was present."
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