John Blaw 25
- Born: 1677
- Christened: Aug 1679, Dutch Reformed Church, Pernambuco
- Marriage: Margaret Blaw*
- Died: 1757, Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
The author's 8th Great-Grandfather
John Blaw was a farmer, and his will described him as a yeo man, which would suggest he owned and worked his own land . His will listed personal property only because he had distributed his real property to his children prior to his death in 1757.
His estate was valued at almost £1000.
Prior to 1742, John Blaw purchased 400 acres of farmland from Abraham Van Horn. He also purchased 95 adjacent acres from Nicolas Lake. The land is located near Blawenburg, Montgomery Twp., Somerset Co., NJ.
His son Jon was named co-executor of his will.
Records of John Blaw can be found in the records of the 1st Dutch Reformed Church at Jamaica, Queens Co. NY where the baptisms of his last three children are listed.
Additional details of John's life can be found in "Descendants of John BLAW (BLUE), d.1757 Somerset Co., NJ", 4th edit ion, 1990.
John married Margaret Blaw*.