|Birth: ||May 30, 1821, USA|
|Death: ||May 12, 1890|
Husband of Hester Jane Sheldon (1825-1909). Married 06 Dec 1843 in Ohio.
From the book Past and Present of Hardin County Iowa, pp. 910-912:
James and Hester Jane (Sheldon) Blair, an excellent pioneer couple, came here, among the first settlers, natives of Knox county, Ohio. The country was wild, sparsely settled and untraversed by railroads. They bought a farm on South Fork on which they lived until about 1862, then moved back to Illinois and remained there two or three years, then returned to Hardin county, where the family has maintained [a] home ever since. The father became one of the prosperous farmers and influential citizens of this part of the county. He owned two good farms on South Fork, one lying just south of Point Pleasant, and on this he made his home until his death. He was a man of strong personality and exemplary character.
There were twelve children in his family, one of whom, Tommy, died when two years of age, those reaching maturity being as follows: Hulda Jane, who married L. D. McFarland, is now deceased; Irvin Clark lives at Lake Park, Iowa; Basil Robinson is deceased; John Nelson is deceased; Margaret Elizabeth, who married Robert Smith, is deceased, as is also Mr. Smith; Susan Matilda, who married George Smith, lives in North Dakota; Almira Melinda, who married Willis Hubbard, is deceased; James Calvin; Sarah Martha, who married Curtis Wilson, is deceased; Loretta, who married William Thompson, is deceased; Ellen married Reuben Boody and lives southeast of Point Pleasant.
Hester Jane Sheldon Blair (1825 - 1909)
John Nelson Blair (____ - 1875)*
Margaret E. Blair Smith (1852 - 1889)*
Susan Matilda Blair Smith (1855 - 1928)*
Elmira Melinda Blair Hubbard (1857 - 1889)*
James C. Blair (1860 - 1929)*
Marker appears to read "Died 12 May 1890, Aged 68y 11m 12d"
Pleasant Chapel Community Cemetery
Created by: Roy Sheldon
Record added: Nov 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16724862