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Benjamin Blair b 16 Nov 1861 Letcher Co KY d 11 Mar 1929; s/o Preston "Press" Blair and Ellender "Nellie" Adams. Benjamin Blair m. 16 Nov 1887 Letcher Co KY to Mary Eldridge b 11 Jan 1863. Children of Benjamin Blair and Mary Eldridge;

I. Preston Blair b 4 Mar 1888 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 16 Oct 1958 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 18 Dec 1912 Letcher Co KY to Celia Adams b about 1882 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 13 Sept 1945 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; d/o Gideon Adams and Sarah Blair.

II. Nellie Blair b 5 Jan 1889 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 28 Sept 1957 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 12 Feb 1906 Letcher Co KY to Elijah Whitaker b about 1883 Linefork, Letcher Co KY d 30 Jan 1956 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY. Children of Elijah Whitaker and Nellie Blair;

1. Mary Whitaker b 24 May 1907 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 12 May 1973; m. Troy Whitaker

2. Katie Whitaker b 21 Dec 1921 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. Willie Whitaker

III. John Riley Blair b 21 Jul 1890 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 15 Feb 1950; m. 1911 Letcher Co KY to Polly Watts b 28 Oct 1888 Hallie, Letcher Co KY d 14 Aug 1972 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY. Children of John Riley Blair and Polly Watts;

1. Shade Blair b 29 Aug 1912 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

2. Ella Blair b 19 Feb 1914 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

3. Allen Blair b 26 Sept 1915 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

4. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Blair b 20 Jun 1917 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

5. Nellie Blair b 6 Aug 1919 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

6. Ben Dee Blair b 17 Oct 1921 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

7. Ila Blair b 23 May 1923 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. Male Adams

8. Minnie Blair b 17 Feb 1927 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

9. Stella Mae Blair b about 1932 d 1 Mar 2011 Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Pike Co KY; m. Unknown. Children of Stella Mae Blair; i. Riley E Blair ii. Elvenia Blair

March 1, 2011 - Stella Mae Blair, 79, of Jeremiah passed away March 1, 2011 at the Pikeville Medical Center. Mae was the daughter of the late John Riley and Polly Watts Blair. Surviving are 1 son: Riley E. Blair of Jeremiah; 1 daughter: Elvenia Blair of Jeremiah; 1 brother: Lovell Blair of Jeremiah; 2 sisters: Minnie Blair and Ila Adams both of Jeremiah; 1 grandson: Luke Blair. Funeral: 1:00 O'clock P.M. Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church with Old Regular Baptist Ministers and Bill Craft officiating. Visitation: 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel and 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Blair Family Cemetery at Jeremiah, Kentucky.

10. Lovell Blair

IV. Millie Blair b 31 May 1893; m. James F Williams. Children of James F Williams and Millie Blair;

1. Curtis Williams b about 1919

2. Bob Cecil Williams b about 1924

V. Walter Blair b 22 May 1894; m. Ronnie Whitaker. Children of Walter Blair and Ronnie Whitaker;

1. Fastori Blair (female)

2. Lottie Blair

3. Pricie Blair

4. Clayborn Blair

VI. Benjamin Franklin Blair b 26 Nov 1896 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 15 Sept 1959 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 13 Aug 1919 Letcher Co KY to Belvie Watts b 4 Sept 1902 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 29 Mar 1965 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY. Children of Benjamin Franklin Blair and Belvie Watts;

1. Lillie O Blair b 24 Jul 1920 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 27 Feb 1940 Letcher Co KY to Hattie Mae Caudill b about 1924 Gander, KY

2. Della Blair b 6 Sept 1921 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 24 Feb 1940 Letcher Co KY to Bee Blair b about 1916 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

3. Benjamin Franklin Blair b 8 Mar 1924 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 2 Aug 1944 Letcher Co KY to Mattie Caudill b about 1926 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

4. Arizona Blair b 27 Mar 1929 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 6 Apr 1946 Letcher Co KY to Evan G Adams b about 1928 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

VII. Sol Roy Blair b 27 Dec 1900 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY d 1959 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 15 Feb 1924 Letcher Co KY to Nora Caudill b 22 Oct 1907 Blackey, Letcher Co KY.

VIII. Katie Blair b 2 Sept 1904 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY; m. 13 Sept 1944 to Rufus Hogg b 31 Jan 1886 Letcher Co KY d 6 Jul 1950.

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