William Augustus Blair

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1854Lavaca, Texas, United States
  • Children


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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.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain, field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár). There were families of this name in the Middle Ages taking their names from any of the places called Blair in Dysart parish Fife, Dalry parish Ayrshire, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire.Americanized form of French Belair and Blais .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • William A Blair in household of William Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William D Blair, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • William A Blair in household of William Cox, "United States Census, 1850"

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