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Rev Daniel Blain
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1838
Cumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1906
Covesville
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Staff officer for Gens. Pendleton and Magruder; Ordinance Sgt./clerk,1st Rockbridge(Va.)Arty.; may have also served as Pvt.,Co.E,1st Va. Cav. Regt. Also listed as born Rockbridge Co. I note other sources say Cumberland County, instead.

He shares kinship with President Thomas Jefferson through his Randolph cousin, Jane Randolph Jefferson line. See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Ewarejamesbakercalder/randolphisham0001.htm#id404.

"DANIEL BLAIN- is a son of Rev. Samuel Wilson Blain and Susan Isham (Harrison) Blain, now residents in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born in Cumberland county, Virginia, November 20, 1838, was educated at Washington College and at Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, and his marriage was solemnized at Williamsburg, Virginia, January 3, 1867. His wife is Mary Louisa, daughter of Dr. John C. an Mary C. (Waller) Mercer, her parents residents in Williamsburg. She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 12, 1839. The children of Daniel Blain and wife were born: John Mercer, April 30, 1869; Randolph Harrison, January 12, 1871; Samuel Stuart, October 18, 1872; Hugh Mercer, December 26,1874; Daniel, November 23, 1877, died October 28, 1879; Robert Waller, June 19, 1879; Cary Randolph, March 11, 1882. The paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch was Rev. Daniel Blain, professor of languages and mathematics in Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Virginia. He was a native of South Carolina, and married Mary Hanna, daughter of Matthew Hanna, Esq., of Lexington, Virginia. The maternal grandfather of the present Daniel Blain was Randolph Harrison of Clifton, Cumberland county, Virginia, who married Mary Randolph, daughter of Thomas Randolph of Dungenness, Goochland county, Virginia. Mary Louisa, wife of Rev. Daniel Blain, is a granddaughter of Colonel Hugh Mercer, of Fredericksburg, who was a son of General Hugh Mercer, who fell at the battle of Princeton. Her maternal grandfather was Dr. Robert Page Waller, of Williamsburg.

From Dr. Robert Alonzo Brock's book below: "DANIEL BLAIN- is a son of Rev. Samuel Wilson Blain and Susan Isham (Harrison) Blain, now residents in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born in Cumberland county, Virginia, November 20, 1838, was educated at Washington College and at Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, and his marriage was solemnized at Williamsburg, Virginia, January 3, 1867. His wife is Mary Louisa, daughter of Dr. John C. an Mary C. (Waller) Mercer, her parents residents in Williamsburg. She was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 12, 1839. The children of Daniel Blain and wife were born: John Mercer, April 30, 1869; Randolph Harrison, January 12, 1871; Samuel Stuart, October 18, 1872; Hugh Mercer, December 26,1874; Daniel, November 23, 1877, died October 28, 1879; Robert Waller, June 19, 1879; Cary Randolph, March 11, 1882. The paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch was Rev. Daniel Blain, professor of languages and mathematics in Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Virginia. He was a native of South Carolina, and married Mary Hanna, daughter of Matthew Hanna, Esq., of Lexington, Virginia. The maternal grandfather of the present Daniel Blain was Randolph Harrison of Clifton, Cumberland county, Virginia, who married Mary Randolph, daughter of Thomas Randolph of Dungenness, Goochland county, Virginia. Mary Louisa, wife of Rev. Daniel Blain, is a granddaughter of Colonel Hugh Mercer, of Fredericksburg, who was a son of General Hugh Mercer, who fell at the battle of Princeton. Her maternal grandfather was Dr. Robert Page Waller, of Williamsburg."

Rev. Daniel Blain, "The subject of this sketch entered the Confederate army as a private in the Rockbridge Artillery; he was made ordnance sergeant on staff of General William N. Pendleton, chief of artillery for the Army of Northern Virginia. He served from May, 1861, till April, 1865, and surrendered with Lee at Appomattox. Randolph Harrison Blain, attorney-at-law, Louisville, Kentucky, his only brother, enlisted as a private in the Richmond Howitzers, was commissioned first lieutenant in the State Line troops, and then first lieutenant of Jackson's horse artillery, which company he was commanding at close of the war. Both brothers were wounded in the service. Rev. Daniel Blain was pastor at Collierstown, Rockbridge county, 1867-71, since which time he has filled his present pastorate at Christiansburg, Montgomery county, Virginia." The above is from Virginia and Virginians, Eminent Virginians, Executives of Virginia, 1606 - 1889, by Dr. Robert Alonzo Brock and Virgil Anson Lewis, Genea. Publishing Co., 1996.

"BLAIN, DANIEL (1838-1906). PAPERS, 1864-70. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery in the Civil War; later a Presbyterian minister in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and a high school principal. Papers include four letters, written July 5 and September 18, 1864, from camp near Petersburg, Virginia, to his future wife. Writes about the chaplaincy in the CSA Army, sitting with a dying man in his last hours, the freedom he had before the war, and news from the front in Mobile, Alabama. Refers to the shelling of Petersburg and the Democratic Party Chicago Convention. Also includes a post-war diary (1868-70) written by Blain as a newly ordained Presbyterian minister. Writes of Confederate officers in and around Lexington, Virginia, including Robert E. Lee; his travels around the county, church business, the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, and the stillborn birth of his son. Ms90-002." The Special Collections Department of Newman Library at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA online at http://spec.lib.vt.edu/civwar/guidecw.htm includes the above, in their Guide to the Civil War Manuscript Collections. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Wilson Blain (1807 - 1891)
  Susan Isham Harrison Blain (1806 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louisa Mercer Blain (1839 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  John Mercer Blain (1869 - 1932)*
  Randolph Harrison Blain (1871 - 1923)*
  Robert Waller Blain (1879 - 1962)*
  Cary Randolph Blain (1882 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucia Cary Blain (____ - 1931)*
  Randolph Harrison Blain (____ - 1929)*
  Mary Randolph Blain (____ - 1939)*
  Charlotte Blain Richardson (____ - 1878)*
  Daniel Blain (1838 - 1906)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
Lexington
Lexington City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Jan 05, 2005
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Rev Daniel Blain
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Rev Daniel Blain
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Rev Daniel Blain
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