I have just begun a search for Blake ancestors. James Blake (b. abt 1812) was born in Vermont and married a Polly (b. abt 1816) from New York. They lived in Burns, Shiawassee County, Michigan in 1850 and 1860. Children: James L., Luvinia, Solomon G., Lucinda, Orestus, and Nancy (or Phidelia). Sound familiar to anyone?