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 , perhaps 28 Mar 1819 in  Massachusetts. Possible parents are William HORTON and Sarah Ann … 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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Samuel Crutchfield Sr.

Samuel CRUTCHFIELD Sr. (1796 -1876) was Alex’s 4th Great Grandfather; one of 32 in this generation of the Blair line. Samuel Crutchfield  was born on 20 Nov 1796 in Nottinghamshire, England.  He immigrated to Canada in 1823.   On 11 Dec … Continue reading

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Samuel Crutchfield Jr

Samuel CRUTCHFIELD Jr. (1824 – 1874) was Alex’s 3rd Great Grandfather; one of 16 in this generation of the Blair line. Samuel Crutchfield  was born about 1824.  His daughter’s 1910 census record states he was born in England.  His parents … Continue reading

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Thomas Blair

Thomas  BLAIR (1832 – 1909) was Alex’s 3rd Great Grandfather; one of 16 in this generation. Thomas Blair was born 8 Apr 1832 . He was baptized two months later 10 Jun 1832  at the Presbyterian Church of Hemmingford Quebec by Rev. … Continue reading

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