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This page is dedicated to the Geneology Research for my Grandfather, D.A. Blair (1854-1930).


I know little of my Grandfather, he passed on longbefore I was born. It is because of him that I am, so I would like to know more about thisman, where he came from and who his ancestors were.

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We have found that DA Blair was originally born David A Burdett in Chambers County Alabama. His mother was Jane Blair Burdett. Census records in 1860 show David A Burdett living with his Grandmother Mary Blair and his mother Jane Burdett (1850 Records show her as Jane Blair). There were several Burdett Families living in ChambersCounty in 1860. Apparently David took his mother's maiden name sometime between 1860 and1873 when he was married to Catherine Grady in Troup County, Georgia. (It's just across the state line from Chambers County, Alabama.) Here is a copy of the Marriage certificate from Troup County, Georgia.

After moving to Lawrence County Alabama, he divorced Catherine and Married Lou.

Further research has found that in the 1850 Chambers County Alabama Census: ======|=============|=================================|=========
LINE | Dwell Famil | Firstname Lastname | Age S C | Occupation Real Val | Birthplace
======|=============|=================================|=========

37 | 412 412 | Adam Blair | 40 M | Farmer 360 | SC
38 | 412 412 | Mary Blair | 39 F | | SC
39 | 412 412 | Jane Blair | 85 F | | SC |
40 | 412 412 | Jane Blair | 17 F | | GA
41 | 412 412 | William Blair | 15 M | | GA
42 | 412 412 | Robert Blair | 12 M | | AL
1 | 412 412 | Wylie Blair | 10 M | | AL
2 | 412 412 | James Blair | 7 M | | AL

1820 Fairfield County South Carolina Census Index

Blair, David 4 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 1 1 1
Blair, Adam 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 1 1

A very interesting link to the South Carolina Blairs is http://www.drublair.com/blair.html

The next record that I have is a copy of a marriage certificate wedding my Grandfather to Lou Terry on July 4, 1886 in Lawrence County, Alabama.


Lou and DA Blair circa 1907


DA and Lou Blair circa 1929

DA Blair was laid to rest in Resthaven Cemetery,Southland, Texas in 1930. (DeathCertificate) (Grave SitePictures)

The 1900 Census shows Dave Blair in Collin County,Texas with Lou. Farmed at Ropesville, near Farmersville, TX

The 1910 Census shows DA Blair in Taylor Country,Texas with Lou (More to come on this)

The 1930 Census shows DA Blair in Garza County,Texas with Lou (More to come on this)


The Family Tree
of
David Albert Blair and Louisa Terry Blair

Boys

Connie Clevland Blair (1887-1959)

CONNIE CLEVELAND BLAIR, b. June 14, 1887, Courtland, Lawrence Co., AL; d. March 23, 1959, Anson, Jones Co., TX; m. Gussie OLEAN GEORGE, April 08, 1906, Collin Co., TX; b. February 01, 1890, Collin Co., TX; d. April 12, 1959, Jones Co., TX.

Children:
Lonnie Ray Blair   (1908-1972)
Gaston Cleveland Blair (1910-1975)
Lillie Blair Spraberry (1912- 2003 )
Mozelle Blair Cradduck (1921- 2003 )
Vera Blair Hollis (1924-1970)
Kenneth Brandon Blair (1930-1976)

James Edward Blair (1888-1951)

JAMES EDWARD BLAIR, b. October 11, 1888, Courtland, Lawrence Co., AL; d. November 01, 1951; m. (1) RUBY BRADY, September 08, 1907, Collin Co., TX; b. Abt. 1890; m. (2) OMA ROGERS, Abt. 1910; b. February 12, 1893; d. April 29, 1962.

Clark Lynix Blair (1890-1950)

CLARK LYNIX BLAIR, b. August 29, 1890, Courtland, Lawrence Co., AL; d. August 24, 1950, Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX; m. EFFIE BESSIE SALSBURY, Abt. 1911, Hawley, Jones Co., TX; b. February 08, 1894, Rockwall, Rockwall Co., TX; d. May 23, 1982, Hanford, Kings Co., CA.

Anna Bell Blair (1892-1980)

ANNA BELL BLAIR, b. February 15, 1892, , AL; d. January 09, 1980, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX; m. WALTER G. TODD; b. 1894, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX; d. April 01, 1945, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

No Children

Ida May Blair (1893-1957)

IDA MAY BLAIR, b. December 14, 1893, Collin Co., TX; d. December 10, 1957, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX; m. WALTER LEE MCBEE, Abt. 1924, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX; b. January 02, 1894, Johnson Co., TX; d. October 19, 1967, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

Children:
Nadine McBee Hester(1925-     )

Herbert Woody Blair Sr (1896-1953)

HERBERT WOODY BLAIR, b. February 08, 1896, Collin Co., TX; d. 1953, VA Hospital, Kerrville, TX; m. FRANCES ELIZABETH WILSON, June 18, 1921, Slaton, Lubbock Co., TX; b. May 17, 1904, Miles, Runnels Co., TX.

Children:
Utah Carl Blair (1922-1950)
Rex R Blair (1924-1966)
Winona Jennie Blair Dudgeon (1925-2004 )
Juanita Blair Burkhart ( 1927- )
Patsy Ruth Blair Parker (1931 - )
Lula Belle Blair Stovall (1937 - )
Herbert Woody Blair Jr (1945- )

Margaret Nora Blair (1897-1950)

MARGARET NORA BLAIR, b. January 10, 1897, Collin Co., TX; d. August 18, 1950, Casa Grande, Pima Co., AZ; m. (1) ERON FREDERIC MINGA, June 15, 1915, Jones Co., TX; b. November 05, 1893, Williamson Co., TX; d. January 10, 1919, Hawley, Jones Co., TX; m. (2) JACKSON WALTER SPARKS, December 03, 1921, Post, Garza Co., TX; b. September 15, 1888, GA; d. November 02, 1959, Anton, Hockley Co., TX.

Children
Cherry Winona Minga Gleason (1916-       )
 
Maggie's second marriage to
Jackson Walter Sparks on 3 Dec 1921
Jackson Walter Sparks (1886-1959)
Children
Johnny Edward Sparks (1922-1986)
Louise Sparks Manuel (1927-     )
Gracy Lee Sparks Blume (1930-1993)

Alma Gertrude Blair (1899-1972)

ALMA GERTRUDE BLAIR, b. March 02, 1899, Collin Co., TX; m. ALFORD WASHINGTON HILL, Abt. 1919, Lawrence Co., AL; b. March 20, 1883, Lawrence Co., AL; d. September 09, 1941, Hartsell, Morgan Co., AL.

Both buried at Jones Chapel Cemetery near Moulton, Lawrence County, AL

Children
Trenton (T.C.) Hill (b. December 17, 1920- d. July 21, 1999
Truman Wallace Hill (b. August 22, 1923 -d. June 24, 1988)

Eula May Blair (1900-1984)

MARY EULA BLAIR, b. October 10, 1900, Collin Co., TX535; d. March 05, 1964, Granbury, Hood Co., TX535; m. DELL MINING, July 30, 1920, Southland, Garza Co., Tx; b. February 16, 1900, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX; d. February 21, 1972.

Children:
Minnie Lou (????-1997)

Otis Dave Blair (1902- 1965)

OTIS DAVE BLAIR, b. June 05, 1902, TX; d. 1965; m. ESTELLE PHYLIS WISH, August 12, 1924, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX; b. May 22, 1902, Paris, Lamar Co., TX; d. July 11, 1963, Ramona, , CA.

FELIX BLAIR, b. February 28, 1904; d. 1904.
DAISY BLAIR, b. March 24, 1905; d. 1905.
Emmett Bradley Blair (1907-1978)

EMMITT BRADLEY BLAIR, b. April 25, 1907, TX; d. September 1979; m. CHESSIE BELVA SALSBURY, Abt. 1928; b. October 31, 1905, TX; d. July 21, 1976, Plainview, TX.

Audra Fannie Octavia Blair (1910-1982)

AUDRA FANNIE BLAIR, b. February 19, 1910, Taylor Co., TX; d. February 1982, Palo Alto, , CA; m. (1) BILL RUX; m. (2) GEORGE WOODS, Abt. 1929.

If you have information, please contact me, Herb Blair - Email:herb at hwblair.com (email link removed to prevent spam)

02/05/06