d.Bef. 26 Dec 1808 Augusta County, Virginia
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