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Richard Blow

Birthplace: Surry, Virginia, United States
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Blow and Elizabeth Blow
Husband of Elizabeth Blow
Father of Richard Blow; Henry Blow; Mary Blunt; Samuel Blow; John Blow and 5 others

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About Richard Blow

Richard Blow’s wife is given in several deeds as Elizabeth. According to an 1898 autobiographical statement of a great-great-grandson, his wife was Elizabeth Rives Ruffin.40

He evidently married shortly before 1710, as his two eldest sons seem to have been born about then.

From American Ancestry: Embracing lineages from the whole of the United States. 1888[-1898. Ed. by Frank Munsell (Google eBook) J. Munsell's sons, 1898 - Albany (N.Y.). Page 69:

Richard Blow of Sussex co. Va., b. in Southampton 00. Va. 1685, d. in Sussex co. Va. 1761, planter, magistrate Sussex co., vestryman of original Albarmarle parish.

Son of George Blow of Surry co. Va. b. there 1664, d. there 1717, planter (m. prior to 1675 Elizabeth); son of George of Surry co. Va., d. there 1675, planter, patented large tracts of land, imported many indented white servants (m. Margery, had Richard and George as above); prob. son of John Blow, b. in England 1583, came to Va. in the ship "Star" 1610, was called Ancient Planter, owned lands on the eastern shore Va., and James River (m. Frances).


  1. Elizabeth, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth [Wat Rives] Ruffin and gr.-dau. of William Ruffin of Isle of Wight co. Va. 1666,

she, Elizabeth Ruffin Blow had sons ...

  1. Samuel as above,
  2. Richard,
  3. Henry and
  4. Michael,

who were members of the last house of Burgess of Va. colony and of the committee of safety.

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Richard Blow's Timeline

Surry, Virginia, United States
Age 22
Age 25
Surry County, Virginia
Age 33
Age 47
Surrey, Virginia, United States