m. Abt. 1728
Facts and Events
John Blair was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Will of John Blair
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on John Blair
ID: I39038 Name: John Blair Given Name: John Surname: Blair Suffix: Sr Sex: M Birth: Abt 1729 in Ireland Death: Bef 26 Dec 1808 in Augusta County, Virginia _UID: 72B514A0E7E249CA81AA04B13ED27F517769 Change Date: 25 Mar 2008 at 20:54 Note: Court Records of Augusta County, VA: John Blair of Captai n Hog's company in 1758, allowed 50 acres. Will Book #X: 2 5 Nov. 1808, John Blair's will - - to wife Jane; daughter P olly Blair (unmarried); to son Mathew, daughters Margaret E win and Rachel Young; to son Alexander; to daughters, Jea n Curry and Rachel (sic) Kirkland. Executors: Col. Alex Rob ertson and eldest son, Alex. Blair. Proved 26 Dec 1808.
(Calling Kirkland's wife Rachel obviously an error; Rachel was already named as married to Young.) Augusta County Court Records include the following: "John Blair Deposes, 7th July, 1804, in Staunton, that about 50 years ago, when a certain James Blair was building a cabin at or near the main s pring of Naked Creek on the disputed land, deponent's grand father, James Scott, came there and asked if Blair was buil ding on his own grant, as his grandfather had a location ad joining." This is clear evidence that the father of John's mother, Jane Scott, was James Scott, who was a resident of Augusta County, and whose death is recorded on March 22, 1753.
Father: Alexander Blair b: Abt 1707 in Ulster, Ireland Mother: Jane Preston Scott b: Abt 1710 in Ireland
Marriage 1 Jane Robertson b: Abt 1745 Married: in Augusta County, Virginia Change Date: 21 Mar 2008 Children
Mathew Blair Margaret Blair Rachel Blair Jean Blair Elisabeth Blair Alexander A. Blair Robert L. Blair Francis L. Blair Sarah E.P. Blair Polly Blair b: Abt 1770 Rebecca Blair b: Abt 1772