Thank you very much for your response. Yes, these are the Blades family members I am researching. Perhaps there are other reseachers of the Blades who can contact me with some further updates on the Blades family. My branch stayed in the U.S. while some of the brothers went to Canada. The Canadian branch married into the Van Meter, Hodges, Holtby, Stahl, Campbell, Hankin, Cameron, and Carmichael families.
I appreciate your help, perhaps I'll hear from other Blades researchers.