Trying to find out info on the following folks: Jesse Blake, on the 1870 Census living in Russell Twp., age 71; male; unknown marital status; living alone; farmer; b. PA
Marion Burkes, on the 1870 IL census in Russellville; b. IN; age 26; male; wife Catharine and children.
I have a book 'Puss and Boots' handed down thru my Shuee/Shuey line. On the inside cover is written 'Presented to Marion Burkes by Jesse Blake on January 1, 1871 - 72 yrs.' My lines in Putnam Co. are Grider, Shuey and Etchison, but I have no idea who Burkes and Blake are and why this book has been in the family for so long. There might be a connection with these two people, but I can't find it.Does anyone know these surnames?????