William Blair

1826–21 May 1869 (Age 43)
Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Blair was born in 1826, in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Blair, was 51 and his mother, Bartraidge McIntyre, was 33. He had at least 5 sons with Catherine Fulcomer. He died on 21 May 1869, in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Blair
Catherine Fulcomer
John F Blair
Samuel C Blair
George M Blair
William Mc C. Blair
Sheridan P Blair

Spouse and Children



    John F Blair


    Samuel C Blair


    George M Blair


    William Mc C. Blair


    Sheridan P Blair


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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 20

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

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 (3)

  • William Blair in household of John Blair, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Blair, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Blair in entry for William Mc C. Blair, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"

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