Blake,  Seth (Elisabeth)

Blake, Seth (Elisabeth)

Female 1695 - Aft 1723  (> 29 years)

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  • Name Blake, Seth (Elisabeth)  [1, 2
    Born 18 Aug 1695  Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1723  Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I11588  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Blake, Robert,   b. Aft 1717 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Harrison, unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F4672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Summers, John,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1686, Christ Church, Middlesex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1790, Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 104 years) 
    Married Bef 1717  Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • There is much confusion about John Summers' wife(s) name(s). Names that appear in some research are:

      Mary West
      Seth Harrison
      Elizabeth Blake

      Most of this information comes from LDS records and have no other cited sources.

      Information Pertaining to this:

      His grandson Lewis Summers stated that John married a Mrs. Blake.
      Some researchers cite that Judge Lewis Summers stated that John Summers married Elizabeth Blake.
      In a John Summers deposition he states that he married the widow Lucas in the Winter of 1717.
      In his will, John West made a bequest to Seith Lucas who was a tenant on his land. He also bequeathed to John, and Benjamin Blake and their father Robert Blake, also tenants on his land. Now, Judge Lewis Summers (mentioned above) stated that John Summers was married to Elizabeth Blake. Some researchers feel Seith was a nickname for Elizabeth, and it was Elizabeth Blake Lucas who married as her second husband John Summers.
      There is a land transaction in 1723 from Thomas Harrison giving "Seith Lucas and her 2nd husband John Summers, and their son John" a lease for life.

      Therefore, I support the conlusion that Elizabeth (nicknamed Seth) Blake Lucas married John Summers in 1717. This conclusion is not supported by primary sources and should be regarded with significant caution.
    Notes 
    • Marriage Notes:

      There is much confusion about JOhn Summers' wife(s) name(s). Names that appear in some research are:

      Mary West
      Seth Harrison
      Elizabeth Blake

      Some of this information comes from LDS records and have no other cited sources.

      Information Pertaining to this:

      His grandson Lewis Summers stated that John married a Mrs. Blake.
      Some researchers cite that Judge Lewis Summers stated that John Summers married Elizabeth Blake.
      In a John Summers deposition he states that he married the widow Lucas in the Winter of 1717.
      In his will, John West made a bequest to Seith Lucas who was a tenant on his land. He also bequeathed to John, and Benjamin Blake and their father Robert Blake, also tenants on his land. Now, Judge Lewis Summers (mentioned above) stated that John Summers was married to Elizabeth Blake. Some researchers feel Seith was a nickname for Elizabeth, and it was Elizabeth Blake Lucas who married as her second husband John Summers.
      There is a land transaction in 1723 from Thomas Harrison giving "Seith Lucas and her 2nd husband John Summers, and their son John" a lease for life.

      Therefore, I have concluded that Elizabeth (possibly nicknamed Seth) Blake Lewis married John Summers in 1717. This conclusion is not supported by primary sources and should be regarded with significant caution.
    Children 
     1. Summers, George,   b. Abt 1715, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1802, Alexandria, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  []
     2. Summers, John,   b. 1718, Of, Prince George, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1788, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
     3. Summers, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1719, Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fairfax Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Summers, Daniel,   b. Abt 1723, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  []
     5. Summers,   b. Abt 1724, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Summers,   b. Abt 1725, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Summers, William,   b. Abt 1725, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1799, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  []
     8. Summers,   b. Abt 1727, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     9. Summers,   b. Abt 1729, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     10. Summers, Francis Sr.,   b. 02 Mar 1732, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1800, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  []
     11. Summers,   b. Abt 1734, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     12. Summers, Thomas,   b. Abt 1736, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1805, , Wayne, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  []
     13. Summers,   b. Abt 1740, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     14. Summers,   b. Abt 1742, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F4674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucas, Henry 
    Married Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F4673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1695 - Stafford Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1717 - Stafford Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1723 - Stafford Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Stafford Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Seth Elisabeth Blake Story
    Seth Elisabeth Blake Story

  • Notes 
    • Seth Blake was likely of native descent through her mother. The likely ancestor was Queen Cockacoeske (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=136257380).
      There is compelling evidence that Seth Blak was, daughter of Robert Blake and Miss Harrison; granddaughter of Thomas Harrison and "Jane Totopotomoi" (West); great-granddaughter of Totopotomoi ("Toby") West and Queen Cockacoeske; and great-great-granddaughter of William West, Lord Delaware.

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      Cautionary Note:
      Some researchers show Seth Lucas Summers as the daughter of Capt. Thomas Harrison and Seth Elizabeth Short; granddaughter of Col. Burr Harrison, the Indian translator, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses (1679) and Ambassador to the Piscataway Indians (1699), and his wife Sarah Frances Burdette. Capt. Thomas Harrison and Seth "Short" did have a daughter Seth Harrison but she married John McMillion and was a second cousin of Seth Blake Lucas Summers, both their great-grandparents being Cuthbert Harrison and Susannah Burr Harrison. They were also probably cousins through Cockacoeske and Seth Short.
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      TIMELINE:
      1716: Maj. John West's will in Stafford County, VA. gave to Seth Lucas "1000 lbs. tob'o" and also deeded land to brothers John and Benjamin Blake as well as a suit of cloths to their father Robert Blake.

      1717: In a sworn deposition John Summers states that he married the widow Lucas in the Winter of 1717.

      1723: Thomas Harrison gave "Seith Lucas and her second husband John Summers and their son John" a lease of land for life."In 1723 Thomas Harrison, denoted as of the "Retirement," leased one hundred acres, part of the West-Pearson-Harrison-Harrison patent, to Seth's second husband, John Summers, for the "natural lives" of himself, herself, and their son John. Such a "lease-for-lives" was a common form of long-term lease throughout the eighteenth century.
      Source Five Genera7ions of Family of Burr of Virginia, 1650-1800, John P. Alcock, (Heritage Books, 1991), page 50

      1723, unsourced: Died after 1723.

      1767: John and Elizabeth Summers [Possibly the grandson John Summers b. 1749 m. Elizabeth Dulin] joined the Chopawamsic Baptist Church, Stafford County, Virginia, Mar. 3, 1767. Nicholas Anderson joined Nov. 24, 1767 and Barbery Anderson joined on May 21, 1768. Other members at Chopawamsic include Sary Summers, Samuel Summers, Thezeah Summers.

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      Seth Blake Lucas and, perhaps her brothers, and John Summers were mentioned in the will of Maj. John West of Stafford Co.:

      Will of Maj John West

      In the name of God Amen. I, John West of Stafford County, sick and weak of body, but thanks be to God, of sound and perfect memory and understanding do make, will and consitute this my last will and testament. Imps's. I recommend my sould to God, hoping through his mercy, a full remission of my sisn, a joyful resurrection and etermal happiness thro' the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Saviour.

      Item. My body I recommend to the earth from whence it proceeded, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named.

      Item. I give, grant and bequeath to my Grandson, Hugh West, 300 acres of land, lying on the North Side of Aquatink Creek, to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, the aofresaid 300 being that land that I purchased of William Green and in default of such heirs, I give, grant, and bequeath the said 300 acres unto my Grandson, John West, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

      Item. I give and bequeath to my afs'd grandson Hugh West 3000 lb. Tob'o when at the age of twenty one.

      Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson John West, 313 acres of land lying on the north side of great Hunting Creek, being the land I bought of John Simson, to him and his heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such heirs lawfully begotten, my will is that the aforesaid 300 bequeathed unto my Grandson, Hugh West, and the 313 acres of land to John West, be given granted and bequathed unto my loving son, John West, him his heirs and assigns forever.

      Item. I give bequeath and bequeath unto my aforesaid Grandson, John West 3000 lbs Tobacco when at the age of 21.

      Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law, Ann Turley, 300 acres of land being the plantation where Edward Carter lived, to her and the heirs of her body lawfuly begotten and in default of such heirs, to my sons, John West, him his heirs or assigns forever.

      Item. I give and bequeath to the afores'd Ann Turley, 3000 lbs at the day of her marriage or at the age of sixteen.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath to Benjamin Blake, fifty acres of land, being the plantation where John Summers, now lives, to him and his heirs lawfully begotten, and in default of such heirs to his brother, John Blake, to him and his heirs lawfully begotten.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath to Jno. Blake 50 acres of the aforesaid tract, to him and heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such lawful heirs my will is that the afs'd 100 be granted given and bequeathed to Burr Harrison, son of Capt. Thomas Harrison, to him his heirs or assigns forever.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath to my loving son, John West, three Negroes called Dennis, Glascow and Silan and all my plate.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath to my loving son, John West, all my lands and real estate on Hunting Creek branches, about 2000 acres, him his heirs or assigns forever. Likewise 500 acres at Pumunky, likewise all my lands above the Falls of Potomac and 100 acres below the aforesaid Falls and my plantation after my wife's natural deceased and all my other real estate, on the south side of Hunting Creek, not otherwise given or bequeathed to him the afores'd son, John West, his heirs or assigns forever.

      Item. I give and bequeath to Will Harrison, Jun'r, a young horse about three years old, bought of John Gowen, after my deceased immediately.

      Item. I give and bequeath after my deceased to Thos West, two cows and calves.

      Item. I give and bequeath to Burr Harrison, the son of Capt. Thomas Harrison, the gun that I commonly use.

      Item. I give and bequeath the gun I had of John Gowen to James Turley.

      Item. I give John Turley my Long gun.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath to my godson, John Symmonds, the son of Thomas Symmonds, 100 acres of land, his father now lives on and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and in default of such lawful heirs, my will is that the aforesa'd 100 acres be given, granted and bequeathed to my son, John West, him, his heirs or assigns forever.

      Item. I give and bequeath to Seith Harrison, the wife of Capt. Thomas Harrison, after my deceased, 500 lbs. tob'o, to buy her a mourning ring.

      Item. I give and bequeath to Seith Anderson, the daughter of Jacob Henderson, two cows and calves, at my deceased.

      Item, my will and pleasure is that my negro Bastin be set free at my decease and that he have one flock bed and furniture and one iron pot and land to work on in the fork of great Hunting Creek branches during his natural life.

      Item. I give and bequeath at my deceased to Seith Lucas, 1000 lbs. tob'o.

      Item. I give and bequeath to William Custer, Davis Innes and Francis Ballenger, the one half of the debts due to me per accounts.

      Item. I forgive Robert Blake, all the debts he owes me per accounts or otherwise and I give to the aforesaid Robert Blake, one suit of Druggit apparell, two shirts, two pr. of stockings, one hat and as much new jersey as will make him a suit with trimmings to it.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath to my loving wife, Elizabeth West, her heirs or assigns, one negro girl called Combar.

      Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Elizabeth West, the plantation I now live on during her natural life and after he decase, to my loving son, John West, him, his heirs or assigns as aforesaid.

      Item. My will and pleasure is that after my just debts and legacies are paid, that my persoanl estate not given, except Pegg hereafter mentioned, be equally divided between my loving wife, Eliza and my loving son, John.

      Item. I give grant and bequeath mulatto Pegg, during the time of her servitude to my wife, Eliza West, her heirs or assigns, whom I appoint constitute and ordain, whole and sole ex'x of this my last will and testament, revoking renouncing disproving and disannuling all other Testament or Testaments heretofore made if any such can be found, and I ordain my loving friend, Capt. Thomas Harrison and Wm. Simon, to be assistants unto my wife, Elizabeth West, and that my wife bring up and educate my son, John West, in the reformed religion according to the Doctrine of the Church of England and in case of failure, that my good friend the Reverend John Frazer, take special care of his sound education at the charge of the estate herein mentioned. This is my last will and testament. I publish, sign and seal this 16th day of Nov. Anno Dom. 1716.

      John West

      Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us

      James Turley, Lewis Saunders, David Annise, Mary Mitchison, Eliz. Woodward

      At a Court held for Stafford County the 13 day of Febr in the year of our Lord 1716. The last will and testament of John West, Gent. dec'd, was presented in Court by Eliza West, widow, his ex'tx, who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Lewis Sanderson, James Turley and Elizabeth Woodward, witnesses thereto is admitted to record and upon the motion of the said Elizabeth West and her performing what is usual in such cases, certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

      Test. F. Fitzhugh, Clk Court

  • Sources 
    1. [S1040] The Monteith family and the Potomac Indians, William L Deyo, (Name: DeJoux Publications; Location: Colonial Beach, Virginia; Date: 2001;).

    2. [S1135] Will of Maj. John West of Stafford Co., VA.

    3. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Apr 18, 2000

    4. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Apr 13, 2000