I am looking for information on David Blake (b. abt 1800, d. 1852, probably in Center Harbor) and his wife Phoebe Knowles (b. abt 1804, Center Harbor, d. 1886, Laconia?). They lived in Center Harbor and/or Meredith. I am looking for any information that can help me find their ancestors. David is often confused with another contemporaneous David Blake from Wolfeboro, and many trees that I have seen are polluted with misinformation from this confusion, but both of them are clearly shown with different families in the 1850 census.
They had daughters Almira (abt 1830-1862), Almatia (1831-1892, married to John Smith), Almeda (1837-1896, my direct ancestor, married to Ernest William Gourd), and Arvilla (abt 1839-1860). The daughters are often confused because of their similar names. There are also many other females with some of these same names around the same time, I guess they were trendy names around this time. There was also a son David (1833-1901), married to Sarah Weeks.
David and Phoebe are buried in Meredith Village cemetery, along with many of their children. I have seen their gravestones and also gotten an informational printout from the cemetery sexton. I have found several deeds to and from them in Belknap County and I have copies of them, but they have not shed much light on their families. There was a conveyance to a Jesse A. Blake and I have not been able to determine his relationship. David Blake's estate was opened in 1852, and I have looked at the records, but I did not make copies. I did see in the estate that a guardianship was established for two of David's daughters in 1857 with Daniel Blake as the guardian (curious because mother Phoebe was still alive?) and I do not know Daniel Blake's relationship either.
Though I made one trip up to Belknap County a while back to get some info, I am in Texas and unable to get up there too often.