Michael Blaw 25
- Born: 1704, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
- Marriage (1): Helen Van Barkeloo in 1723 in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
- Marriage (2): Nellie Hollinsett
- Died: 1786
- Buried: Blue-Nevius Cemetery, Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
The author's 7th Great-Grandfather
"Michael BLAW, (1704-1786), m.1 Helen/Elinor VAN BARKELOO (d .1768), m2. Nellie HOLLINSETT. He was baptised in the Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church on 18 Apr 1704. His parents wer e listed as Jan and Marytje BLAAUW. Witnesses were Mathijs de MAT and Greitje BLAAUW (who appears to be [A.4]). Helen was a daughter of Willem Willemse VAN BARKELOO. They move d to New Jersey, likely with Michael's parents. On 10 Jan 1740/1 John BLAW [1.] split his plantation in Montgomery Twp . of Somerset Co. and sold the east half to Michael. Michael had previously (20 Feb 1738/9) purchased 100 acres from N icholas LAKE, which was adjacent to the 247.5 acres he received from his father. Beden's Brook runs easterly through t he middle of this property and Michael built a mill on tha t stream near the west boundary of his property. Later, the "Great Road" was built to provide access to the mill an d the town of Blawenburg is believed by local historians to have been named for Michael BLAW and/or his mill. Michael and Helen are buried in the Blue-Nevius Cemetery, which is located in the west half of John BLAW's plantation, the part he sold to his son, Frederick. Michael's will was written 2 Sep 1782 and proved 26 Jan 1786 in Somerset Co."
Michael married Helen Van Barkeloo, daughter of Willem Willemse Van Barkeloo and Unknown, in 1723 in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA. (Helen Van Barkeloo was born in 1708 in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA, died about 1768 in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA and was buried in 1768 in Blue-Nevius Cemetery, Somerset Co. New Jersey, USA.)
Michael next married Nellie Hollinsett.