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 Elizabeth <I>Turney</I> Blair

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Elizabeth Turney Blair

  • Birth 29 Sep 1827 Watkins, DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1889 Marsena, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Marsena, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 28349850

Elizabeth Turney Blair was born Sept 29, 1827 in Smith County, Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Turney. Elizabeth married William Blair before 1845 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

William and Elizabeth came to Searcy County, Arkansas from De Kalb County, Tennessee, before 1850. In the 1850 census, they are listed as living in the Wiley's Cove Township and during the 1870 census they were living in the Calf Creek Township, Searcy County, Arkansas. Elizabeth and William had seven children: Joseph Warren (1845), Richard Lafayette (1847), Mary Caroline (1849), Sarah E. (1850), Henry Turney (1855), Elizabeth J. (1860), Francis M. (1862).

Elizabeth Blair is listed as a child and heir of Joseph and Mary Turney in the probates of their respective estates. Estate of Joseph Turney, Administrator's Settlement Book 1854-1865, De Kalb County, Tennessee, pages 66-69 (February 9, 1854; source should read 1855?). Estate of Mary Turney, Administrator's Settlement Book 1886-1907, De Kalb County, Tennessee, pages 126-128 (September 3, 1890 and pages 228-232 (December 17, 1895).

In 1862/1863: William Blair was wounded at the Battle of Pea Ridge while serving with Company K of the 14th Arkansas Confederate Infantry. Depending on the source, he died in June 1862 or January 1863.
(Source: Blair, Turney and Honeycutt, Searcy County, Arkansas from )

Family Members


Sept. 29, 1827
May 24, 1889

Gravesite Details Stone is a double stone wth S. E. Blasengame (daughter). Stone is beginning to erode.





  • Maintained by: sharon_sanders
  • Originally Created by: nancy weaver
  • Added: 17 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28349850
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Turney Blair (29 Sep 1827–24 Mar 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28349850, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Marsena, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by sharon_sanders (contributor 47894727) .