David Blair

5 May 1810–November 1856 (Age 46)
Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

David Blair was born on 5 May 1810, in Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of John Blair and Jane Blair. He married Deborah Jane Bushnel on 2 January 1841, in Upton, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Clewer, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in November 1856, in Wyoming, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

David Blair
Deborah Jane Bushnel
Marriage: 2 January 1841
Hannah Beesley
Deborah Louise Blair
Elizabeth Esther Gootley Blair
David Brigham Major Blair

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1841Upton, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 5
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 13
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Hanks, Ephraim, "Ephraim K. Hanks' Narrative," in Andrew Jenson, "Church Emigration," Contributor, 14 (Mar. 1893): 202-5.

    An excerpt from a narrative by Ephraim K. Hanks- “After dark, on the evening of my arrival in the hand-cart camp, a woman passed the camp fire where I was sitting crying aloud. Wondering what was the …

    Sources (14)

    • David Blair, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • David Blair in entry for David Blair, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • David Blair, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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