Stephen Riley Blair
and Martha R Polly
Stephen Riley Blair and |
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
Left: Arminda Minta Blair Huff. Right: Nancy Blair Mullins, Sisters
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;
1. Mary Elizabeth Blair b 26 Nov 1876 Letcher Co KY d 1 Sept 1964; m. Liberty Hayes b 8 Mar 1861 Floyd Co KY.
2. William M Blair b 1877 KY d 23 May 1963; m. Dora Amburgey b about 1882
3. Elizabeth Blair b 1878 KY; m. Liberty Hayes b 1863 d 7 Oct 1945 Knott Co KY. Child of Liberty Hayes and Elizabeth Blair; i. Bertha Hayes b 26 Jul 1899 d 25 Oct 1976 Knott Co KY; m. Jefferson Jeffie Hall b 19 Jul 1897 d 2 May 1975 Floyd Co KY; buried Riley Hall Cemetery, Allen, Floyd Co KY; s/o Jefferson Davis Hall and Rosaline Johnson.
4. 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.
5. Charles Charley Blair b Jan 1880 KY d 13 Jan 1966; m. about 1909 to Tina Tiney Whitaker.
6. 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 Amburgey).
7. 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 and 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 and Maggie traveled to Montana in a covered wagon where he resumed railroad work. She was unhappy there and they returned to Knott Co, KY shortly after birth of 1st child.
Elijah's headstone shows DB 12/26/1884. 1900 Knott Co Mag District 2 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 and arm in a sling in a family photo taken shortly before he died. Elijah Hale was a Baptist preacher.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Nancy Blair b 5 Mar 1892 (Mar 1889) KY 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.
11. Celia Sealy 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 Green Back and Celia Blair;
i. Steve Back
ii. Opal Back
iii. Martha Back
iv. Evelena Back
Green Back m. (1) Unknown. Children of Green Back and Unknown;
i. Eva Back
ii. Carl Back
12. Julia Blair b Nov 1894 KY; m. Joda Singleton
13. Arminta Mintie Blair b Oct 1896 KY; m. Alex Huff b 9 Feb 1890 Floyd Co KY d 28 Jan 1956 Vicco, Perry Co KY; s/o William J Huff and Susie Madden. Alex Huff m. 30 Jul 1914 to Dora Miller b 1 May 1896 Hindman, Knott Co KY d 8 May 1934 Hindman, Knott Co KY; d/o Thomas J Miller and Susannah Caudill.
14. Eva Blair b Jun 1899 KY; m. Ura Godsey