William Augustus Blair

10 November 1821–1891 (Age 69)
New London, Ralls, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Augustus

When William Augustus Blair was born on 10 November 1821, in New London, Ralls, Missouri, United States, his father, James Blair, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Christian Jordan, was 20. He married Martha E Brown on 2 July 1854, in Lavaca, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in DeWitt, Texas, United States in 1850. He died in 1891, at the age of 70.

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William Augustus Blair
Martha E Brown
Marriage: 2 July 1854
Catherine Blair
Marietta M Blair
Ella D Blair
William Webb Blair

Spouse and Children

2 July 1854
Lavaca, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 8

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 23

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain’, ‘field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William A Blair in household of William Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William A Blair in household of William Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm A Blair, "United States Census, 1870"

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