Person:John Blair (104)

John Blair
b.Abt. 1729
d.Bef. 26 Dec 1808 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1728
  1. John BlairAbt 1729 - Bef 1808
  2. James BlairBET 1732 AND 1734 - BEF 1810
  3. Mary BlairABT 1733 -
  4. William Blair, of Naked Creek1741 - 1803
  5. Alexander Blair1744 - 1798
  6. Philip Blair1746 -
  7. Samuel Blair1750 - BEF 1784
  • HJohn BlairAbt 1729 - Bef 1808
  • WJane RobertsonBET 1741 AND 1743 - AFT 1808
m. Est. 1760-1765
  1. Elizabeth BlairAbt 1767 - Bet 1797-1804
  2. Polly BlairABT 1770 -
  3. Joseph Alexander BlairAbt 1771 - 1840
  4. Rebecca 'Becky' Blair1772 - 1846
  5. Rachel BlairAbt 1775 -
  6. Jean BlairBef 1778 -
Facts and Events
Name John Blair
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1729
Marriage Est. 1760-1765 to Jane Robertson
Death? Bef. 26 Dec 1808 Augusta County, Virginia

John Blair was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Land Survey in Augusta County - John Blair, 19 acres, Long Glade. Adjoining his own land, John Anderson, James Blair. November 25, 1763.

Will of John Blair

  • Page 226.--25th November, 1808. John Blair's will--To wife, Jane; daughter, Polly Blair (unmarried); to son, Mathew; daughters, Margaret Ewin and Rachel Young; to son, Alexander; to daughters, Jean Curry and Rachel Kirkland. Executors, Col. Alex. Robertson and eldest son, Alex. Blair. Teste: Wm. Wilson, Jno. Gamble, Jno. Bell. Proved, 26th December, 1808. Executors qualify.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1790--March 20, Robert Porter and Elizabeth Blair, daughter of John Blair (consent); witnesses, Wm. Young, Jon. Bell; surety, Jno. Gamble.

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