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Blair Family Burial Ground

Located on Smith Road, a short distance from the 76 Road, between Speedsville and Caroline Center. Smith Road is located off of the 76 Road.
Town of Caroline, Tompkins County, NY.
Cemetery is inactive.

Map (Off-site from TopoZone)
Map (Off-site from MapQuest)

On private property, can be seen from the road.

This record is as complete as possible at this time.

photograph of cemetery
(Photo by Cathy Knauff - May 1, 2001)
(larger photo)

Please use Notes as a guide only!

Surname Given Name(s) Notes
Blair George, born Worcester, Mass., Nov. 29, 1786, died Caroline, NY Dec. 20, 1869. "He came to this place in A.D. 1808 among the Pioneers and settled on the farm where he resided until his death, leaving a name unspotted in social and domestic life." This pillar was placed over a Father's grave by his grateful sons, Austin, Robert and William Henry Blair, A.D. 1872.
Blair Rhoda Blackman, wife of George Blair, born in Berkshire, Mass., Oct. 5, 1790 died July 8, 1874. "Thy memory is ever dear MOTHER" [note: Rhoda M. Blackman, dau. of Abraham & Rhoda (Keith) Blackman]
Blair Rhoda M., dau. of William H. & A.M. Blair, d. Dec. 7, 1857 age 3 yr 7 mo 18 da. "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Blair Austin, son of William H. & A. M. Blair, died Feb. 1, 1868 (1862) age 5 yr 8 da. No other information
Blair Francis G., son of Robert & Sarah Blair, d. Apr. 24, 1863 age 7 yr 8 mo. "We miss thee"
Blair A. Mitilda, wife of Wm. H. Blair, d. April 23, 1863 aged 29 yr. No other information

Note: George Blair was the son of: Robert Blair born 26 MAR 1756 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Betsey Harrington born 6 FEB 1755 in Holden, Massachusetts. George married on 7 MAY 1817 to Rhoda Blackman Mann. NOTES: Sabin Mann married Rhoda Blackman. He was drafted 1812 and killed. George Blair married his widow.

Their Children were:

1. Austin Blair b: 8 FEB 1818 in Caroline, Tompkins, New York.
NOTE: Austin Blair, one of George Blair's sons, was the Civil War Time Governor of the State of Michigan. Austin was born in the house his father built, which is still well cared for - next to this cemetery.

2. Sarah Blair b: 10 MAR 1821 in Caroline, Tompkins, New York.

3. Robert Blair b: 2 APR 1825 in Caroline, Tompkins, New York.

4. William Henry Blair b: 22 JAN 1831 in Caroline, Tompkins, New York.

(Recorded & transcribed by Janet M. Nash May 30th 2003)

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