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
1810–1856
Deborah Jane Bushnel
1817–1895
Marriage: 2 January 1841
Hannah Beesley
1837–
Deborah Louise Blair
1848–1937
Elizabeth Esther Gootley Blair
1851–1860
David Brigham Major Blair
1856–1856

Spouse and Children

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

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1815
    Age 5
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1823
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Belair

    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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