William Byers Blair

28 June 1831–13 August 1880 (Age 49)
Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Byers

When William Byers Blair was born on 28 June 1831, in Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, his father, James K Blair, was 31 and his mother, Lavina McCown, was 23. He married Margaret Jane Phagan about 1864, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 13 August 1880, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

William Byers Blair
1831–1880
Margaret Jane Phagan
1841–1903
Marriage: about 1864
Adelia E. Blair
1868–1926
Rose Emma Blair
1868–1933
Mary Velma Phagan Blair
1873–1919
Francis B. Blair
1876–1950
Maggie Blair
1878–1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1864Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 4
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1846
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 27379;2007: 57954; 2010: 78026)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.

    Possible Related Names

    Belair

    Sources (14)

    • William B Blair, "United States Census, 1880"
    • W B Blair, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • W B Blair in entry for Mary Velma Hughes, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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