Delilah Blair

F, b. 20 August 1840, d. 15 August 1911
     Delilah Blair was born on 20 August 1840 at Jackson Co., IN. She married George Washington Fleenor on 29 July 1877 at Jackson Co., IN. Delilah Blair died on 15 August 1911 at Jackson Co., IN, at age 70. She was buried in August 1911 at Crothersville Cemetery, Vernon Twp., Jackson Co., IN.

Child of Delilah Blair and George Washington Fleenor

Eldon Leroy Blair

M, b. 6 October 1918, d. 2 February 1994
     Eldon Leroy Blair was born on 6 October 1918 at Virden, Macoupin Co., IL. He was the son of Millard Blair and Mabel Lena Curry. Eldon Leroy Blair married Jean A. Gibson on 8 November 1942 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL. Eldon Leroy Blair died on 2 February 1994 at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co., IL, at age 75.

Elizabeth Blair

F, b. 22 May 1755
     Elizabeth Blair was born on 22 May 1755 at Frederick Co., MD, "Family Record of John Martin", transcribed from Martin family Bible. She was the daughter of Judge William Blair. Elizabeth Blair married John Martin on 5 September 1776 at Tom's Creek Presbyterian Church, Emmitsburg, Frederick Co., MD, Ceremony by Rev. Hezekiah B. Balch.

Children of Elizabeth Blair and John Martin

Emalia Blair

F
     Emalia Blair was born. She was the daughter of Judge William Blair.

Francis Preston Blair

M, b. 12 April 1791
     Francis Preston Blair was born on 12 April 1791 at Abingdon, VA. He was the son of James Blair and Elizabeth Smith. Francis Preston Blair married Eliza Violet Gist.

Child of Francis Preston Blair and Eliza Violet Gist

Hannah Hodge Shippen Blair

F, b. 1761, d. 29 September 1831
     Hannah Hodge Shippen Blair was born in 1761 at Faggs Manor, Chester Co. (probably), PA. She was the daughter of Rev. John Blair and Susan Durburrow. Hannah Hodge Shippen Blair died on 29 September 1831.

Hazel Frances Blair

F, b. 6 December 1898, d. 11 April 1964
     Hazel Frances Blair was born on 6 December 1898 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS. She was the daughter of Albert Sheldon Blair and Emma Frances Putt. Hazel Frances Blair married William Thomas Charles, son of Austin Jerome Charles and Mary Ellen Baker, on 7 November 1914. Hazel Frances Blair died on 11 April 1964 at Dallas Co., TX, at age 65 OBITUARY - Dallas, Texas Morning News; April 12, 1964; section 1; page 29; (GenealogyBank.com):

CHARLES
Mrs. Hazel Frances, 1003 McLean, Survived by sons, William Robert, Sheldon O., Jack M., Don J., Carl Ray Charles; daughters, Mrs. Lloyd V. Usrey, Mrs. Wayne M. Cross, Mrs. Paul Pollock, Mrs. David C. Carpman; sister, Mrs. Bertha Lloyd; twenty-three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Chapel services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Laney Johnson officiating. Interment Five Mile Cemetery.

She was buried in April 1964 at Five Mile Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

Children of Hazel Frances Blair and William Thomas Charles

Ida L. Blair1

F, b. circa 1882, d. 10 October 1966
     Ida L. Blair was born circa 1882 at Ohio.1 She married Carl Spencer Bangham. Ida L. Blair died on 10 October 1966 at Butler Co., OH.

Child of Ida L. Blair and Carl Spencer Bangham

Citations

  1. [S3348] 1920 Federal Census, Clinton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1355.

Ida Mary Blair

F, b. 1873, d. 1961
     Ida Mary Blair was buried at Stouffers Burial Ground, Stoufferstown, Franklin Co., PA. She was born in 1873. She married John Lehman Metz, son of John N. Metz and Anna Lehman, on 25 December 1903. Ida Mary Blair died in 1961.

Children of Ida Mary Blair and John Lehman Metz

Isaac Blair

M, b. 18 November 1808, d. 2 May 1881
     Isaac Blair was born on 18 November 1808 at Ross Co., OH. He married Margaret Ann Weeks on 26 September 1829 at Ross Co., OH. Isaac Blair died on 2 May 1881 at Nottingham, Wells Co., IN, at age 72. He was buried in May 1881 at Stahl Cemetery, Petroleum, Wells Co., IN, Findagrave #20333589.

Child of Isaac Blair and Margaret Ann Weeks

James Blair

M, b. 22 December 1762
     James Blair was born on 22 December 1762 at Faggs Manor, Chester Co., PA. He was the son of Rev. John Blair and Susan Durburrow. James Blair married Elizabeth Smith.

Child of James Blair and Elizabeth Smith

James Rufus Blair1

M, b. October 1858, d. 15 May 1944
     James Rufus Blair was born in October 1858 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.1 He married Permelia Caroline Davis circa 1880.1 James Rufus Blair died on 15 May 1944 at Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, at age 85. He was buried in May 1944 at Girard Township Cemetery, Girard, Macoupin Co., IL, Findagrave #73586892.

Child of James Rufus Blair and Permelia Caroline Davis

Citations

  1. [S1683] 1900 Federal Census, Macoupin County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 324; FHL #1240324.

John Blair

M
     John Blair was born. He was the son of Judge William Blair.

Rev. John Blair1

M, b. circa 1720, d. 8 December 1771
     Occupation: Pastor (Presbyterian.) Rev. John Blair was born circa 1720 at Ireland. He was the son of Samuel Blair and Martha Campbell Lyle. Rev. John Blair married Susan Durburrow. Rev. John Blair lived at Fagg's Manor, Chester Co., PA. He died on 8 December 1771 at Wallkill, Orange (now Ulster Co.), NY.
Note: From Early American Presbyterians:

Brother of Rev. Samuel Blair, born in Ireland and educated at Log College at Nashaminy, and licensed by the New Side Presbytery of New Castle at its earliest sessions. He was ordained December 27th, 1742, pastor of Middle Spring, Rocky Spring, and Big Spring in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and gave two-thirds of his time to Big Spring, dividing the remaining between the others. During his ministry here he made two visits to Virginia -- the last in 1746 -- preaching with great power in various places, organizing new congregations, and leaving an enduring impression of his piety and eloquence. The incursions of the Indians led him to resign his pastoral charge, December 28th, 1748. He seems to have remained without a settlement till 1757, when he accepted a call from the church at Fagg's Manor, which had become vacant by the death of his brother. Here he continued not only as pastor of the church, but as head of the school which his brother had established. In this latter capacity he assisted in the preparation of many young men for the ministry. In 1767 he was chosen Professor of Divinity and Moral Philosophy in the College of New Jersey, and was elected President before he was thirty years of age. But soon after his election, intelligence was received from Scotland that Dr. Witherspoon, who had previously declined the position, would, in all probability, if the call were repeated, accept it. As soon as this was known to Mr. Blair, with a modesty and magnanimity worthy of record, he immediately wrote to the President of the Board, declining the office, and accepted a call to Wallkill, in the Highlands of New York, May 19th, 1769. He died there December 8th, 1771.


During the excitement growing out of the question concerning the examination of candidates on their experience of saving grace, one of the Old Side published "Thoughts on the Examination and Trials of Candidates." To this pamplet Mr. Blair published "Animadversions," dated "Fagg's Manor, August 27th, 1766." He also published a reply to Harker's "Appeal to the Christian World," entitled "The Synod of New York and Philadelphia Vindicated." He left behind him a treatise on regeneration, orthodox, and ably written; it was published shortly before his death, with the title, "A Treatise on the Nature, Use, and Subjects of the Sacraments, on Regeneration, and on the nature and Use of the Means of Grace." The preface is dated "Goodwill, alias Wallkill, December 21st, 1770." It was reprinted by Dr. James P. Wilson, in his collection of Sacramental Treatises.

Children of Rev. John Blair and Susan Durburrow

Citations

  1. [S38] DD., LLD. Alfred Nevin, Encylopedia of the Presbyterian Church in America, Enclyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America:
    Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, Alfred Nevin, D.D., LL.D.,
    Editor, Philadelphia (Presbyterian Encyclopedia Publishing Co., 1884).

Rev. John Durburrow Blair1

M, b. 15 October 1759, d. 10 January 1823
     Rev. John Durburrow Blair was born on 15 October 1759 at Faggs Manor, Chester Co., PA. He was the son of Rev. John Blair and Susan Durburrow. Occupation: Pastor (Presbyterian.)
Note: From The Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America ...:

He was born at Fagg's Manor, Pennsylvania, October 15th, 1759. He was a son of the Rev. John Blair. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in the year 1775. After his graduation he was appointed, on the recommendation of Dr. Witherspoon, Principal of Washington Henry Academy, in Virginia, where he remained for a number of years. October 28th, 1784, he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Hanover. Soon after this he received a call from the Church in Pole Green, in Hanover, of which the Rev. Samuel Davis had been pastor while in Virginia, and having accepted the call, was ordained to the pastoral office. About 1792 he was induced to remove to Richmond, and open a classical school. At the same time he began to gather a church, holding his services in the Capitol. In due course of time a building was erected for his congregation, on Shockoe Hill, where he officiated during the remainder of his life. He died, January 10th, 1823. Mr. Blair was highly esteemed in the community. He was a man of benevolence, of polished manners, and fitted to adorn any company As a preacher he was solid and orthodox. His style was graceful and polished, and his delivery was in perfect keeping with his style. One of his peculiarities was that he was never willing to marry any one who had not been baptized, and sometimes, when he discovered at the moment when the ceremony was about to be performed that the bride had not received baptism, he would abruptly pause and proceed to administer it.

Rev. John Durburrow Blair died on 10 January 1823 at Richmond, VA, at age 63.

Citations

  1. [S38] DD., LLD. Alfred Nevin, Encylopedia of the Presbyterian Church in America, Enclyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America:
    Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, Alfred Nevin, D.D., LL.D.,
    Editor, Philadelphia (Presbyterian Encyclopedia Publishing Co., 1884).

John Blair III

M, b. 13 September 1790, d. 22 March 1863
     John Blair III was born on 13 September 1790 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN.1 He married Mary H. Chester on 7 August 1812 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. John Blair III died on 22 March 1863 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN, at age 72.

Child of John Blair III and Mary H. Chester

Citations

  1. [S1251] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1277; FHL #805277.

Maranda Blair

F, b. 22 May 1861, d. 3 March 1923
     Maranda Blair was born on 22 May 1861 at Harrison Co., IN. She married William Quebbeman on 10 March 1883 at Harrison Co., IN. Maranda Blair died on 3 March 1923 at Harrison Co., IN, at age 61.

Child of Maranda Blair and William Quebbeman

Margaret Blair1

F
     Margaret Blair married George T. Johns.1

Child of Margaret Blair and George T. Johns

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.98.

Margaret Alice Blair

F, b. circa 1905
     Note: Possibly the daughter of William Frank Blair and Bridget "Agnes" Fahey, found in the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Columbus, Ohio. Margaret Alice Blair was born circa 1905 at Ohio.1 She married Serle David DeVault, son of Joseph Gilbert DeVault and Nannie Elvira DePew, on 14 February 1930.

Citations

  1. [S1849] 1930 Federal Census, Stark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1869-73; FHL #2341603-07.

Margaret Elizabeth Blair

F, b. 1710
     Margaret Elizabeth Blair was born in 1710 at Ireland. She was the daughter of Samuel Blair and Martha Campbell Lyle. Margaret Elizabeth Blair married George Duffield on 5 March 1759 at Pennsylvania.

Margaret Ellen Blair

F, b. 29 February 1844, d. 7 February 1913
     Margaret Ellen Blair was born on 29 February 1844 at Seneca Co., OH. She was the daughter of Isaac Blair and Margaret Ann Weeks. Margaret Ellen Blair married Levi Nutter, son of Benjamin Starr Nutter and Margaret Martin, on 8 March 1866 at Poneto, Wells Co., IN. Margaret Ellen Blair died on 7 February 1913 at Missaukee Co., MI, at age 68. She was buried in February 1913 at Caldwell Township Cemetery, Caldwell Twp., Missaukee Co., MI, Findagrave #49975503.

Children of Margaret Ellen Blair and Levi Nutter

Millard Blair

M, b. 30 June 1888, d. 10 January 1919
     Millard Blair was born on 30 June 1888 at Virden, Macoupin Co., IL.1 He was the son of James Rufus Blair and Permelia Caroline Davis.1 Millard Blair married Mabel Lena Curry, daughter of James Albert Curry and Emma Isadora Rigg, circa 1914. Millard Blair died on 10 January 1919 at Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, at age 30. He was buried in January 1919 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, Findagrave #35954392.

Children of Millard Blair and Mabel Lena Curry

Citations

  1. [S1683] 1900 Federal Census, Macoupin County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 324; FHL #1240324.

Minnie Blair

F, b. 4 October 1890, d. 24 December 1923
     Minnie Blair was born on 4 October 1890 at Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI. She married Lewis Turney Oberheim, son of Rev. William Wesley Oberheim and Susan Catherine Smith. Minnie Blair died on 24 December 1923 at Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, at age 33. She was buried in December 1923 at Center Hill Cemetery, Center Hill, Carroll Co., IL, Findagrave #89553796.

Montgomery Blair

M, b. 10 May 1813
     Montgomery Blair was born on 10 May 1813. He was the son of Francis Preston Blair and Eliza Violet Gist.

Naomi or Nannie Blair

F
     Naomi or Nannie Blair was born. She was the daughter of Judge William Blair.

Paul Cornelius Blair

M, b. 29 October 1915, d. 17 April 1999
     Paul Cornelius Blair was born on 29 October 1915 at Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., IL. He was the son of Millard Blair and Mabel Lena Curry. Paul Cornelius Blair married Carol June Groharing, daughter of Louis Kyle Groharing and Lela Ann Nace, on 9 June 1937 at Davenport, Scott Co., IA. Paul Cornelius Blair died on 17 April 1999 at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL, at age 83.

Rebecca Blair1,2

F, b. 1754, d. 1799
     Rebecca Blair was born in 1754 at Sussex Co., NJ. She was the daughter of Rev. John Blair and Susan Durburrow. Rebecca Blair married Rev. Dr. William Linn, son of William Linn and Susanna Trimble, on 10 January 1774 at Princeton, Mercer Co., NJ. Rebecca Blair died in 1799 at New York City, NY.

Children of Rebecca Blair and Rev. Dr. William Linn

Citations

  1. [S41] M.D., M.A. William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Genealogies.
  2. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial.

Rose J. Blair

F, b. 6 November 1911, d. 21 April 1992
     Rose J. Blair was born on 6 November 1911. She married Geza Ratzenberger. Rose J. Blair died on 21 April 1992 at age 80.

Samuel Blair1

M, b. 14 August 1712, d. 5 July 1751
     Note: From The Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America ...:

He was born in Ireland, June 14th, 1712. He came to America when quite young, and was educated at the Log College at Nashaminy under the Rev. William Tennent. Having completed his classical and theological study, he was licensed to preach, November 9th, 1733, by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, and in the following September accepted a call to Middletown and Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Here he continued about five years, but there are no records remaining to indicate the amount of success that attended his labors. He was called to Cranbury, New Jersey in 1734, but apparently did not accept. In 1739 he received a call to the Church in New Londonderry, otherwise called Fagg's Manor, in Pennsylvania. This call he accepted, and removed to his new residence in November, 1739, but his installation did not take place until April, 1740. Shortly after his settlement at Fagg's Manor he established a classical school, which produced such men as Davies, Rodgers, Cumming, James Finley, Robert Smith and Hugh Henry, "as scholars, preachers, pastors, patriots, in their piety and success," says Webster, "a noble company of goodly fellowship, showing the Church what manner of men the apostles and martyrs were."
In connection with Mr. Blair's ministry at Fagg's Manor, there occurred, in 1740, a very remarkable revival of religion. The number of the awakened increased very fast; scarcely a sermon or a lecture through the whole Summer failed to produce impressions, and many persons afforded very hopeful, satisfying evidence that the Lord had brought them to a true acceptance of Christ.

Mr Blair made a tour of preaching through New England in the Summer of 1744. He was a prominent actor in those scenes which, in his day, agitated and finally divided the Presbyterian Church. He agreed with Gilbert Tennent in his opinions, and cooperated with him in his measures, and, of course, rendered himself obnoxious to the "Old Side" party in the Church. In his doctrinal views he was a thorough Calvinist, as appears from his "Treatise on Predestination and Reprobation."

Mr. Blair's last illness was contracted from his going, upon an urgent call, and in an enfeebled state of body, to meet the Trustees of New Jersey College. As he approached his end, he expressed the strongest desire to depart and be with Christ, and but a minute or two before his departure, he exclaimed, "The Bridegroom is come, and we shall now have all things." The monument over his remains in the burying ground of Fagg's Manor bears the following inscription:--

Here lieth the body of

The Rev. Samuel Blair Who departed this lifeThe Fifth Day of July, 1751, Aged Thirty-nine Years and Twenty-one Days.

In yonder sacred house I spent my breath; Now silent, mouldering, here I lie in death;These lips shall wake, and yet declare A dread Amen to truths they published there.

He was the brother of Rev. John Blair and his sister married Robert Smith, of Fagg's Manor. Robert Smith had two famous educator sons: John Blair Smith and Samuel Stanhope Smith. His daughter married another famous educator, Rev. David Rice, the first Presbyterian minister to settle permanently in Kentucky.

Samuel Blair was born on 14 August 1712 at Ireland. He was the son of Samuel Blair and Martha Campbell Lyle. Samuel Blair died on 5 July 1751 at Fagg's Manor, PA, at age 38.

Child of Samuel Blair

Citations

  1. [S38] DD., LLD. Alfred Nevin, Encylopedia of the Presbyterian Church in America, Enclyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America:
    Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, Alfred Nevin, D.D., LL.D.,
    Editor, Philadelphia (Presbyterian Encyclopedia Publishing Co., 1884).

Samuel Blair

M, d. 20 March 1754
     Samuel Blair was born at County Antrim, Ireland. He married Martha Campbell Lyle. Samuel Blair died on 20 March 1754.

Children of Samuel Blair and Martha Campbell Lyle