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Col James Blair
Birth: Mar. 6, 1761
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1839
Pickens County
Alabama, USA

James Blair served in the Revolutionary War as an Orderly Sargent, Ensign and Indian spy. He was an express rider alerting troops of the coming battle at King's Mountain. He was wounded during this ride but completed it and served with Col Benjamin Cleveland during the battle. A poem was written about this ride and he was refered to as 'Paul Reviere of the South'
He later served as a Captain during an Indian war. He eventually moved to Franklin Co., Ga and was located in Habersham Co., Ga. when it was formed even though he did not move. He served many years as a representative from Franklin and later Habersham counties. He also was a senator from Habersham. All together, he served over 20 years in the state legislature.
He became a Col while serving in an Indian War. He relocated in Pickens Co., AL in 1836 and died there 5 days after his wife in 1839. Records state he was buried in Old Mt Moriah Cemetery but no marker has been found.
The abandoned cemetery is about 400 yards out in the woods from this point. Several stones were still readable in 2007 including James' wife, Elizabeth. 
 
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 Parents:
  Colbert Blair (1729 - 1805)
  Sarah Morgan Blair (1729 - 1827)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Powell Blair (1765 - 1839)
 
 Children:
  Argin Blair Cleveland (1784 - 1867)*
  George Blair (1788 - 1887)*
  Mahala Blair Holt (1790 - 1872)*
  Anne Terrell Blair Elston (1791 - 1854)*
  Meeky Blair Albright (1803 - 1875)*
 
 Siblings:
  Enos Blair (1750 - 1834)*
  Colbert Blair (1760 - 1846)*
  Isabel Tabitha Blair Grider (1761 - 1855)*
  James Blair (1761 - 1839)
  John Blair (1764 - 1846)*
  Margaret Blair Henson (1798 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Mount Moriah Cemetery
Pickens County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Bill Floyd
Record added: Oct 05, 2009
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Col James Blair
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Col James Blair
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Col James Blair
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR. THANK YOU SOLDIER.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014
Rest in Peace. My 4th Great grandfather.
- Bill Blair
 Added: Dec. 9, 2014

- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
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