William Augustus Blair

Male10 November 1821–1891

Brief Life History 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

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, "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1854Lavaca, Texas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 9

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    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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