Perin Blair

Male1846–23 March 1917

Brief Life History of Perin

When Perin Blair was born in 1846, in Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Perin Blair, was 30 and his mother, Matilda C. Davis, was 21. He married Matilda Adeline McAdams on 24 December 1874, in Doniphan, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Fairview Township, Russell, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Plainville, Rooks, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 23 March 1917, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Perin Blair
Matilda Adeline McAdams
Marriage: 24 December 1874
Laura E Blair
Lorena Ellen Blair
Louise M. Blair
Flora Lee Blair

Sources (19)

  • Perin Blaire, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Perrin Blair - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth: 1846; Missouri, United States
  • Perrin Blair, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1874Doniphan, Kansas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1846 · Mexican-American War

    Age 0

    Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Tarrant, Texas, United States

    1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

    Age 19

    "On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

    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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