Stephen Riley Blair and Martha Polly -
L-R Front: Cornelia, Elizabeth, Stephen Riley, Martha (Polly), William "Bill", Charles, and Monroe Blair. L-R Back: Julia, Nancy, Cecelia, Maggie, Arminta, Eva, Jess, and Henry Blair
Stephen Riley Blair b 7 Mar 1855 Letcher Co KY d 15 Feb 1928 Letcher Co KY s/o
Elihu Blair and Cecelia
Adams. Stephen Riley Blairi m. 1875 Letcher Co KY to Martha R Polly b 16 Nov
1857 Letcher Co KY d 20 Feb 1935 KY d/o
Henry C Polly and Mary Polly Sergent. Children of Stephen Riley Blair
and Martha R Polly;
i. Mary E Blair b about 1877
ii. William M Blair b 1877 KY d 23 May 1963 m. Dora Amburgey b about 1882
iii. Elizabeth Blair b 1878 KY m. Liberty Hayes b 1863.
iv. Cornelia Blair b 1 Jan 1879 KY d 27 Dec 1945 m. 13 Oct 1907 Knott Co KY to
Elijah Amburgey b 1 Dec 1879 KY d 4 Apr 1946 KY s/o
John S Amburgey and
Jane Jenny Amburgey.
v. Charles Blair b Jan 1880 d 13 Jan 1966 m. about 1909 to Tina "Tiney"
vi. James Monroe Blair b Dec 1881 KY d 24 Oct 1947 Clay Co KY m. 28 Jan 1908 to
Matilda Mullins b 15 Sept 1883 Perry Co KY d 22 Dec 1974 Clay Co KY d/o Jasper
Mullins and Polly Stacy (Jasper Mullins s/o
John S Mullins and Matilda
vii. Maggie Blair b 25 Aug
1884 Knott Co KY d 6 Feb 1955 Lexington, Fayette Co KY buried Hale Cemetery, Wolfpen, Knott
Co KY m. 6 Feb 1912 Knott Co KY at home of Maggie's father, Stephen Riley Blair, to Elijah Hale b 26 Dec 1886
Wolfpen, Knott Co KY d 25 Jan 1923 Wolfpen, Knott Co KY s/o
Noah Hale and Rebecca Amburgey.
Maggie Blair Hale supported her family after the death of Elijah by doing
laundry & cleaning for people. She lived on Crase's Branch, Letcher Co KY at
time of her death. Marriage certificate shows occupation railroad worker, age 25
yrs. Elijah worked in Wyoming on railroad prior to return to Knott Co, Ky to
marry. He & Maggie traveled to Montana in a covered wagon where he resumed
railroad work. She was unhappy there & they returned to Knott Co, KY shortly
after birth of 1st child. Elijah's headstone shows DB 12/26/1884. 1900 Knott Co
Mag Dist2 Carr, Ky census shows DB Nov 1886, age 13,farm laborer. Elijah died of
lung condition. He had surgery at home. He still had the drainage tube in his
side & arm in a sling in a family photo taken shortly before he died. Elijah
Hale was a Baptist preacher.
viii. Jesse Blair b Apr 1886 KY d 16 Feb 1911 Knott Co KY m. 16 Feb 1911 Knott
Co KY to Clerinda Caudill b 21 Mar 1892 KY d 9 Sept 1965.
ix. Henry Blair b 29 Feb 1888 KY d 13 Sept 1973 KY m. 12 Mar 1912 KY to Arminta
Caudill b 8 Feb 1894 KY d 1 Feb 1957 KY.
x. Nancy Blair b 5 Mar 1892 d 3 May 1979 buried Defiance, Perry Co KY m. 6
Mar 1915 Pinetop, Knott Co KY to Everett Mullins b 7 Jul 1892 d 11 Aug
1975 Hazard, Perry Co KY s/o John Mullins and Elizabeth Brashear.
xi. Celia Blair b Oct 1892 KY m. 30 Mar 1922 Knott Co KY to Green Back b 7 Sept 1889 d 5 Nov 1964.
Children of Celia Blair and Green Back;
I. Steve Back
II. Opal Back
III. Martha Back
IV. Evelena Back
Green Back m. 1st to Unknown. Children;
V. Eva Back
VI. Carl Back
xii. Julia Blair b Nov 1894 KY m. Joda Singleton
xiii. Arminta Blair b Oct 1896 KY m. Eli Huff
xiv. Eva Blair b Jun 1899 KY m. Ura Godsey