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Sarah Holmes Blair
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1763
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1827
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Although it is no longer legible, investigation revealed that this is the headstone of William and his wife Sarah. The book "Memories of Carlisle's Old Graveyard", pg. 49, lists in order the headstone in this lot and this is conclusively their headstone. In 1898 when the cemetery was transcribed, the headstone read as follows:

Sacred to the memory of William Blair, Junr., who departed this life Mch. 21-1792 - 32 y. Also of Sarah Blair, wife of "Wm. Blair, Junr., who departed this life June 9-1827 - 64 y.

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Sarah married William Blair Jr., 24 Jun 1784 in Carlisle, PA. William and Sarah had 4 children, all listed below, before his early death in 1792 at the age of 32. Their two older surviving children were placed under the care of their grandfather William Sr. in Carlisle and Andrew and his younger brother Henry Cowen, lived with their mother at the home of her father, Andrew Holmes, about two miles south of Carlisle.

Her son Andrew, "always spoke of his mother with the warmest affection as "one of the very best and one of the kindest of mothers," "whose early care and proper training no one can estimate." 
Family links: 
  Andrew Holmes (1730 - 1810)
  Jane Graham Holmes (1741 - 1815)
  William Blair (1759 - 1792)*
  Jane Blair McClure (1785 - 1864)*
  William Blair (1786 - 1861)*
  Andrew Blair (1789 - 1861)*
  Henry Cowen Blair (1792 - 1814)*
  Sarah Holmes Blair (1763 - 1827)
  Andrew Holmes (1770 - 1855)*
  Margaret Holmes Thomson (1775 - 1809)*
  Mary C. Holmes (1778 - 1816)*
*Calculated relationship
64 yrs, wife of Wm, Junr
Old Graveyard
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: KBStewart-Family
Originally Created by: Family Tree Climber
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87529761
Sarah <i>Holmes</i> Blair
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Sarah <i>Holmes</i> Blair
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