Blair Collage
Pictured above from top left to bottom right:
Alice (Blair) Gibson; Dr. Edward S. Blair; Emery  Beebe; Harriet (Blair) Ward; Sarah Alice (Blair) Hawkins; Ralph P. Blair; Capt. Matthew Blair; Mary Jeanette (Blair) "Nettie" Peters; John Franklin Blair and grand-daughter Edna (New- comer) Upchurch

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The Tales of a

Blair Family

 


Brice Blair was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1600.  In 1625 he fled to the north of Ireland with his wife, Esther Peden, and their small daughter Nancy.  In the following 250 years many of their descendants emigrated from Ireland to America.  Samuel Blair, a rebel leader of an organization known as "Hearts of Steel", arrived in the 1770's.  He narrowly escaped the hangman's noose in his homeland.  Patrick Blair, Samuel's nephew, came with his family in 1835.  Samuel and Patrick settled near each other in Northwestern Pennsylvania. In 1846, David and Nancy (Blair) Knox, Samuel's great niece, came to America and settled in Abbeville, South Carolina.  The descendants of these three families have since spread throughout the nation. They fought and died in it's wars, dug for gold, broke sod on the western prairies, built businesses, doctored the sick, were entertainers and sometimes just fought to survive in this often harsh new land.

Come now and relive their adventures, learn who they were, see what they looked like, what they did. Learn of the times they lived in and the events they experienced. Put new meaning in your life by learning about those who came before you.

Click on a link below to start the adventure:

 

 

Samuel Blair Family Surnames: ALTMAN, ARNOLD, BARDOLE, BEEBE, BLAIR, BLYSTONE, BORGMANN, CHAPIN, CHIDESTER, CLOVER, COOK, COOLEY, CORNELL, CRABB, DAVISON, DAYTON, DENNIS, DEUTH, DEWEY, DICKSON, DIER, DOWNEY, DRAKE, FAGER, FORBES, GELVIN, GEORGE, GILBERT, GOGGINS, GREENE, GRISWOLD, HAINLINE, HAMNER, HARRINGTON, HARROUN, HENAN, HILLS, HUFF, HUNTER, JACKSON, JACOBS, JOHNSON, KEENE, KEENEY, KELLY, KNEER, LINDLEY, LOHR, LONG, LYTLE, MADDY, MARKS, MCCAULIFF, MCCLURE, MCCREARY, McCUSKER, MCCULLOUGH, MCKAY, MCKEEN, MCLEOD, NEWCOMER, OLIVER, PARMLEE, PERSON, PETERS, PHILLIPS, POTTER, PYPER, RANGE, REED, RICHARDSON, ROBINS, ROSS, RUMMEL, SATTON, SCHLIE, SMITH, STEARNS, STEVENS, STOVER, TANTON, TARR, TEEPLE, TOTENHAGEN, VANSCOTER, WAGNER, WAIT, WALKER, WARD, WASSON, WEST, WETHERN, WILSON,

Patrick Blair Family Surnames: ADAMS, AVERILL, BLAIR, BOLE, BROADWELL, CLAYBURG, CRAIG, CROCKER, CROSBY, DAVISON, DRUMMOND, EATON, ETNYRE, FINDLAY, FISH, GIBSON, HAWKINS, HODGSON, JOHNSON, LAMUS, MARSH, MCCABE, MCCAULEY, MCCOSH, MCGUIRE, MCKAY, MEAD, MILLER, MISENER, NOTESTINE, PALMER, PERRIN, PETERS, SCOTT, SLOAN, STONE, SWEETZER, SWISSE, TRAWICK, WAGNER, WELLER, WHITE, WILLIER, WILSON, ZELLER

Nancy Blair Knox Family Surnames: BAILEY, BLAIR, BOWEN, BROWN, CADE, CANN, CHAPLIN, CHEATHAM, CLINKSCALES, COOLEY, CROWTHER, DICKERSON, DIXON, EAKIN, FERGUSON, GILLIAM, GRANT, GREEN, HARKNESS, HERLEY, HILBURN, KAY, KEOWN, KNOX, LEE, MAJOR, MAXWELL, MCADAMS, MCCLENDON, MCDILL, MCELRATH, MCKENZIE, MCNEILL, MCNELTY, PENNAL, PRESSLEY, PRINCE, REEVES, ROGERS, SHEHEE, SMITH, SOUBER, STODDARD, TAYLOR, THOMAS, THURMOND, WALKER, WHITTEN, WIGGINS, WILSON

 

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Last updated 10/25/2007

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