Category Archives: Line – Blair

William Winter

William WINTER ( – 1818) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of 64 in this generation of the Blair line. William married Susannah [__?__]. William died 11 Aug 1818, buried at Powerscourt Cemetery, Cantwell, County Wicklow, Ireland. Susannah [__?__] was born … Continue reading

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William Blair Sr.

William BLAIR Sr. ( – 1822) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of  64 in this generation and the founder of our Blair line in North America. We don’t know much about William Blair Sr.   His son William told people … Continue reading

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William Grimshaw

Willliam GRIMSHAW (bef. 1765-  aft. 1825) was likely William BLAIR’s first father-in-law. William Grimshaw  is probably descended from a family of Grimshaws with roots in Lancashire, England, but nothing is known of his ancestors or whether he was born in North America … Continue reading

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Unknown Simpson

Unknown (Matthew, James or Hugh) SIMPSON ( ) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of 64 in this generation of the Blair line. 3 Irish Protestant Brothers arrived in Quebec somewhere between 1830 and 1842. All 3 settled in Rockburn, near … Continue reading

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Lewis B. Horton

Lewis B. HORTON was Alex’s 4th Great Grandfather; one of 32 in this generation of the Blair line. Lewis B. Horton was born about 1818 in Massachusetts. He married Tryphosa AMES. Possible parents are William Horton and Nancy Strong. Tryphosa … Continue reading

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Gerrard Fennell

Gerrard FENNELL (1795 – 1868) was Alex’s 4th Great Grandfather; one of 32 in this generation of the Blair line. Gerrard Fennell, also known as Garret, was born in Wicklow County, Ireland around 1795. He first married Margaret Gill.  After … Continue reading

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William Blair

Willliam BLAIR (1781 – 1875) was Alex’s 4th Great Grandfather; one of 32 in this generation and the founder of our Blair line in North America. There are still BLAIRs in Franklin, Quebec who operate a Sugar Bush. I’ve heard their … Continue reading

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