General John Blake was a descendant of Moses Cleveland, as am I*. Blake's mother was Anna Richardson, his grandmother was Sarah Cleveland, his great-grandfather was Aaron Cleveland and his great-great grandfather was Moses Cleveland. *10 generation chart through my grandfather, Ralph Newman Powers
**Captain Oliver Pond’s Hessian Fusilier cap tells how Captain Pond, a minuteman at Lexington, later became a general in the Massachusetts militia, headed a company in Shays’ Rebellion, and was the progenitor of a large group of Massachusetts citizens living today. From NEHGS's American Ancestors.
Major General Blake also had a role in the War of 1812.