Blair Cemetery

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Blair Cemetery

Carroll County, Virginia

Sulphur Springs District

Location: Cliffview Community

Directions: Located in a pasture field on the east side of Rt. 721 (Cliffview Road) at Rt. 837 (Sylvia Drive).

GPS Coordinates: N 36.69313 W 080.92393

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson & Hope B. Taylor; 28 Jul 2000; Updated 02 Sep 2009; buford-wilson@outlook.com

Comments: The cemetery is very old and has fallen into neglect. This hardly seems fitting for the final resting place of one of the most prominent families of their time. Thomas Blair was of Scottish descent. In the Revolutionary War, as a Tory Captain, he was wounded and left for dead on a battlefield in North Carolina, but he survived and settled in this area in the 1780's.Thomas Blair was a very prosperous and influential man. For several years his son, John Blair, and his son in law, Greenberry George McKenzie, served in the Virginia State Legislature. Family tradition has it that Thomas and his wife Mary are buried here, but their markers have been lost. Several graves in the cemetery are marked with fieldstones. At one time, fieldstone markers surrounded the cemetery. Slaves were buried there. Information in [brackets] is not on the stone.

Blair Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
BLAIR, John 05 Jul 1772 12 Jul 1852 s/o Thomas Blair & Mary Ann Jones
BLAIR, Charity 07 Nov 1776 19 Jul 1860 d/o William Bourne & Rosa Jones; w/o John Blair
BLAIR, Polly 10 Aug 1794 Illegible d/o John Blair & Charity Bourne
HOWARD, Lucindy 15 Feb 1818 03 May 1886 Lucinda; d/o John Blair & Charity Bourne: w/o Thomas J. Howard
HOWARD, Thomas J. 28 Dec 1818 18 Feb 1897 s/o Thomas & Rachel Howard
HOWARD, William James 12 Jan 1856 02 Nov 1862 s/o Thomas J. Howard & Lucinda Blair
BLAIR, Lorenza D. 04 Jan 1807 01 Mar 1862 Lorenza Dowe; s/o John Blair & Charity Bourne: h/o Emeline P. James
CARTER, Emeline P. 03 Aug 1822 03 Nov 1913 d/o William James & Elizabeth Booker; w/o 1st Lorenza Dowe Blair, 2nd William Givens, 3rd John T. Carter
BLAIR, Rosa 16 Dec 1856 06 Sep 1862 Rosamond S.; d/o Lorenza Dowe Blair & Emeline P. James
KINZER, Lizzie M. 11 Feb 1847 28 May 1871 Elizabeth M.; d/o Lorenza Dowe Blair & Emeline P. James; w/o Phillip Preston Kinzer; Name is Phillip Preston Kinzer on his stone, Phillip Paul Kinzer on his Death Certificate. He is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Woodlawn, VA with his second wife, Lizzie's sister Emma C. Blair
KINZER, Willie L. 28 May 1871 Aug 1872 s/o Phillip Preston Kinzer & Elizabeth M. Blair
KINZER, Michael N. [19 Sep 1886] 4 years old; s/o Phillip Preston Kinzer & Elizabeth M. Blair
JAMES, Ella S. 1863 Aug 1864
BLAIR, A. S. 18 Oct 1815 15 Jan 1904 Algernon Sidney; s/o John Blair & Charity Bourne
BLAIR, M. M. 23 Jun 1829 23 Jun 1920 Mildred Malvina; d/o William James & Elizabeth Booker; w/o Algernon Sidney Blair
BLAIR, Rosa 18 Oct 1851 03 Jun 1854 Rosa E.; d/o Algernon Sidney Blair & Mildred Malvina James
BLAIR, Emma W. 08 Jul 1853 06 Oct 1854 d/o Algernon Sidney Blair & Mildred Malvina James
BLAIR, Ella F. 17 Jul 1855 29 Sep 1862 Sarabella Francis; d/o Algernon Sidney Blair & Mildred Malvina James
BLAIR, Willie P. 28 Feb 1859 29 Sep 1862 s/o Algernon Sidney Blair & Mildred Malvina James
HOUSEMAN, Fannie I. 04 Dec 1872 18 Oct 1880 d/o William M. Houseman & Frances L. Blair
HOUSEMAN, Alonzo B. 13 Nov 1876 07 Mar 1887 s/o William M. Houseman & Frances L. Blair
BLAIR, Thomas [1789] [20 Sep 1876] Unmarked; s/o John Blair & Charity Bourne