Ellen Blair

6 May 1861–1 January 1875 (Age 13)
Clear Spring, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Blair was born on 6 May 1861, in Clear Spring, Washington, Maryland, United States, her father, James Blair, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ellen Lawton, was 35. She lived in District 4, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1870. She died on 1 January 1875, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 13.

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Family Time Line

James Blair
1821–1889
Mary Ellen Lawton
1825–1885
Ann Elizabeth Blair
1842–1906
Matilda Blair
Catherine Maria Blair
1843–1923
John Lawton Blair
1845–1911
Harriet Amelia Blair
1847–1906
Mary Jane Blair
1849–1919
David O. Blair
1852–1926
Melinda Blair
1854–1915
Sarah Bell Blair
1857–1919
Laura V Blair
1859–1931
Ellen Blair
1861–1875
Alice Blair
1866–1937

Parents and Siblings

    James Blair

    Male1821–1889Male

    Mary Ellen Lawton

    Female1825–1885Female

siblings

(12)

    Ann Elizabeth Blair

    Female1842–1906Female

    Female1843–1923Female

    John Lawton Blair

    Male1845–1911Male

    Harriet Amelia Blair

    Female1847–1906Female

    Female1849–1919Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 5

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Ellen Blair in household of James Blair, "United States Census, 1870"

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