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John Henry Blair
and Melissa Wells

John Henry Blair b 20 Jan 1838 d 5 Jul 1920 Letcher Co KY; buried Blair Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; s/o Charles Blair and Sarah Sally Creech. John Henry Blair m. 3 Sept 1857 Big Stone Gap, Wise Co VA to Melissa Wells b 28 Aug 1838 d 9 Sept 1919 Letcher Co KY; buried Blair Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; d/o Joseph Wells and Mariah Booth. (1860 Wise Co VA Census). Children of John Henry Blair and Melissa Wells

1. Tennessee Jane Tressa Blair b 8 Oct 1858 Wise Co VA; m. Add Miller. Child of Add Miller and Tennessee Jane Tressa Blair;

i. Connie Miller; m. Ben Sergent

Tennessee Jane Tressa Blair m. Feb 1876 to Joe Collier

2. Joseph M Blair b 21 Apr 1860 VA d 11 Oct 1939; Wise Co VA; m. 7 Feb 1883 (or 6 Feb 1883) Wise Co VA to Nancy Nannie Bell Kilgore b 23 Aug 1867 d 27 Dec 1904 Wise Co VA; d/o George Washington Kilgore and Rhoda Elizabeth Hoback. Children of Joseph M Blair and Nancy Nannie Bell Kilgore;

i. Stella Trigg Blair b 25 Mar 1885 Wise Co VA d 4 Jul 1944; m. 14 Nov 1903 Wise Co VA to M L Carpenter b about 1863 VT. Stella Trigg Blair m. about 1911 NY to Albert Stecker b 9 Feb 1886

ii. George Arnold Blair b 12 Aug 1886 Wise Co VA d 25 Jul 1958 Johnson City TN; buried Montverde, FL; m. about 1914 Chicago IL to Myrtle Edwards b about 1893 d 1 Aug 1959 Knoxville, Knox Co TN; buried Morristown, TN. George Arnold Blair m. about 1946 Travares FL to Dorothy Schultz b about 1898 Campbell Co TN d 25 Dec 1957 Winter Garden FL; buried Montverde FL

iii. Mattie Bess Blair b 7 Apr 1891 Wise Co VA d 31 Jan 1951 Abingdon VA; m. about 1909 Wise Co VA to Charles K Ellison b ? d 1961 Abingdon VA.

iv. Charlie Lee Blair b 19 Jun 1894 Wise Co VA d 8 May 1982 Knoxville, Knox Co TN; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co TN; m. 7 Jun 1924 Clinton, Anderson Co TN to Alta Elizabeth Sams b 29 Apr 1899 Kittyton, Unicoi Co TN d 1 May 1986; buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co TN.

Joseph M Blair m. 1905 to Martha Angeline Ellison b 22 Dec 1869 Hancock Co TN d 14 Feb 1955; buried Wise, Wise Co VA. Children of Joseph M Blair and Martha Angeline Ellison;

i. Teddy Wade Blair b about 1907 Wise, Wise Co VA d about 1907 Wise VA

ii. Etta Virginia Blair b 22 Feb 1909 Wise, Wise Co VA; m. Earl J Short

iii. Carrie Mae Blair b 21 Aug 1914 Wise, Wise Co VA; m. 4 Feb 1935 Tazewell Co VA to Robert Phil David

3. Charles F Blair b 26 Feb 1862 VA d 1901 Letcher Co KY; buried Sergent and Blair Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; m. 28 Dec 1889 Wise Co VA to Sarah Virginia Bray b 1868 Wise Co VA; d/o John T Bray and Nancy Elkins. Children of Charles F Blair and Virginia Jennie Bray (Brahe);

i. Carrie Blair; m. Garrett Wright. Children of Garrett Wright and Carrie Blair; I. Hazel Wright II. Earl Wright

ii. Henry P Blair b about 1898 VA; m. 25 Oct 1919 Letcher Co KY to Minta Combs. Children of Henry P Blair and Minta Combs; i. Charles Blair ii. David Blair

4. Sarah Syrama Blair (Sylvania Susan) b 25 Nov 1866 Wise Co VA d 28 May 1891 Letcher Co KY from fever; buried Wiley Gardner Cemetery, near Norton, Wise Co VA; m. 26 Dec 1882 Wise Co VA to James Monroe Hill b Feb 1863 Wise Co VA d 22 Aug 1939 s/o James Monroe Hill and Elizabeth Betty Jones

5. Martha Isabelle Blair b 28 Aug 1867 VA; m. 17 Sept 1883 (or 29 Sept 1883) Wise Co VA to Henry W Hill b 3 Mar 1860 Wise Co VA d 1933; buried Henry Hill Cemetery, Wise Co VA; s/o James Monroe Hill and Elizabeth Betty Jones. Henry W Hill m. Martha J Unknown b 1868.

6. Frances H Blair b 14 Apr 1870 Wise Co VA d 8 Jan 1890

7. Cynthia M Blair b 26 Nov 1872 VA; m. 16 Jul 1891 to Joseph D Pendleton. Children of Joseph D Pendleton and Cynthia M Blair;

i. Fitchue Pendleton

ii. Bertha Pendleton

iii. Myrtle Pendleton

iv. Rosa Pendleton

v. John Pendleton

8. William H Blair b 4 Sept 1875 Letcher Co KY d 2 Jan 1958; m. 25 Dec 1895 to Lydia M Kincer

9. Patrick Henry Blair b 31 Jan 1878 Big Stone Gap VA d 1928 Southdown, KY; contracted polio and was partially paralyzed from it and never fully recovered; m. Alice Bray (aka Brahe) b 1880 Big Stone Gap VA d 1956 Southdown, KY; d/o John T Bray and Nancy Nannie Elkins.

10. Creed Flannery Blair b 26 May 1881 KY d 14 Feb 1894; buried Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY


1880 Wise Co VA Census Robinson 103
216 232 Blair John H M W 41 Head M Collector State Rev KY KY VA
216 232 Blair Malissa W F 40 Wife M Keeping house VA VA VA
216 232 Blair Joseph M W M 20 Son S Works on farm At School VA VA VA
216 232 Blair Charles H W M 18 Son S Works on farm At School VA VA VA
216 232 Blair Sarah S W F 16 Daughter S At School Can't write VA VA VA
216 232 Blair Martha I W F 12 Daughter S At School Can't read/write VA VA VA
216 232 Blair Francis H W M 10 Son S KY KY VA
216 232 Blair William M W M 8 Son S KY KY VA
216 232 Blair Cintha M W F 6 Daughter S KY KY VA
216 232 Blair Patrick H W M 4 Son S KY KY VA

217 233 Potter Abraham W M 41 M Merchant KY KY KY
217 233 Potter Sarah W F 32 Wife M Keeping house KY KY KY
217 233 Potter William H W M 15 Son S Works on farm KY KY KY
217 233 Potter King S W M 14 Son S Works on farm KY KY KY
217 233 Potter Elisa E W F 10 Daughter S KY KY KY attends school can't write
217 233 Potter Albritton W M 7 Son S KY KY KY attends school can't write
217 233 Potter Joel M W M 5 Son S KY KY KY
217 233 Potter Minna E W F 2 Daughter S KY KY KY


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