Riley Blair

about 1841–
Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Riley

When Riley Blair was born about 1841, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew J. Blair, was 35 and his mother, Penelope Eleanor Nelly Morrow, was 35.

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Andrew J. Blair
Penelope Eleanor Nelly Morrow
Matilda Blair
Charles Blair
Riley Blair
Martha Blair
John Barnes Blair
Melinda Angeline Blair
Benjamin T. Blair

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World Events (8)

Age 5
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 5
Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 31
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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 (1)

  • Riley Blair in household of Andrew J Blair, "United States Census, 1850"

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