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 Jessamine “Duck” <I>Gilliam Stone</I> Blair

Jessamine “Duck” Gilliam Stone Blair

Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Dec 1925 (aged 83)
Causey, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Inez, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 10131114 · View Source
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A daughter of James Gilliam and Margaret Caroline Lorance, Jessamine was born 03 November, 1842 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas - a child of The Republic of Texas. She was the fifth of the Gilliams' seven children.

Jessamine, first, married James B Stone 06 December, 1860 in Red River County, Texas. They had two sons, William Richard Stone and James S B Stone, Jr. James Sr., part of the 34th Regiment Texas Cavalry (aka the 2nd Regiment Texas Partisan Rangers and Alexander's Regiment Texas Cavalry) during the Civil War, was killed in action during the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on 09 April, 1864.

On 19 June, 1867, Jessamine married, again, to James Monroe Blair, Jr. Jim Blair was connected with Jessamine in several ways. First, he was uncle to James Stone, Sr. Second, Jim Blair was first married, to Jessamine's sister, Ellen Gilliam, who had died, leaving behind three children: Minnie William (Mary), Jessie O'Neil, and Oscar Blair.

Jessamine and Jim Blair, then, had five children, together: Francis Marion, Nancy Jane (Nannie), John Oliver, Ellen Jessamine (Jessie) and Jason Samson.

Following Jim's death on 28 June 1901, in Graford, Palo Pinto, Texas, Jessamine, who was also known as "Duck" among her large family, eventually followed the migration of her youngest children and settled in Causey, Roosevelt, New Mexico, where she passed away 14 December, 1925. She was 83 years old.

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  • Maintained by: Catherine Wilson
  • Originally Created by: Joyce Gore Locke
  • Added: 17 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10131114
  • Catherine Wilson
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jessamine “Duck” Gilliam Stone Blair (3 Nov 1842–14 Dec 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10131114, citing Inez Cemetery, Inez, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Wilson (contributor 47572234) .