Adolphus Blair


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Adolphus Blair

  • Born: 1 Jan 1843, Petersburg, VA
  • Marriage: Ellen G. Beirne on 2 May 1865 in Linden Grove, Monroe Co., WV
  • Died: 1 Nov 1893, Richmond, VA at age 50
  • Buried: Hollywood Cem., Richmond, VA.

bullet  General Notes:

The 1850 Federal Census for Richmond, Henrico, Virginia records Adolphus Blair (7) living with his parents John D. Blair (36) and Lucy F. Blair (36) and sisters Alice Blair (11) and Elizabeth Blair (5). John is a Merchant with real estate valued at $4,000.

The 1860 Federal Census for Richmond, Ward 3, Henrico, Virginia, dated July 2, 1860 records Adolphus Blair (17) living with his parents John D. Blair (43) and Lucy F. Blair (40) and siblings Alice Blair (19), Elizabeth Blair (14), Jas Blair (10), and Harry Blair (7). John is a Tobacconist with real estate valued at $6,000. Adolphus is a Clerk.

The 1870 Federal Census for Richmond, Monroe Ward, Henrico, Virginia, dated August 10, 1870 records John Blair (54) and Lucy Blair (50) and children Alice Blair (25), Lizzy Blair (21), Joseph Blair (20), and Harris Blair (17). John is a R R Clerk with real estate valued at $7,000 and a personal estate valued at $2,000.

Adolphus Blair
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Virginia
Regiment Name: 1 Virginia Infantry (Williams Rifles)
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Williams Rifles)
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Second Lieutenant
Rank Out Expanded: Second Lieutenant
Film Number: M382 roll 5

See general notes on his son, John D. Blair, for 1880 census facts.

Adolphus Blair died in 1893 and is buried at Hollywood Cemetery. There is no headstone for him, just a marker on the curb. He served with Company D of the 1st Virginia - CSA achieving the rank of Lieutenant. After the war he was a merchant.
Birth: Jan. 31, 1843
Death: Nov. 1, 1893


Adolphus married Ellen G. Beirne on 2 May 1865 in Linden Grove, Monroe Co., WV. (Ellen G. Beirne was born circa 1848 in Monroe Co., WV, died in Dec 1875 in Richmond, VA and was buried in Hollywood Cem., Richmond, VA..)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Groom: Adolphus Blair
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1843
Groom's Birth Date:
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Groom's residence: Richmond, VA
Groom's Occupation: In the Army
Bride: Ellen G Beirne
Bride's Age: 17
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1848
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace: Union, Monroe Co., WV
Bride's Residence: Monroe Co., WV
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 1865
Marriage Place: Monroe, West Virginia
Person performing the ceremony: Samuel R. Houston
Groom's Father: J. D. Blair
Groom's Mother: Lucy F. Blair
Bride's Father: Andrew Beirne
Bride's Mother: Ellen M. Beirne
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Film Number: 1711020
Digital Folder Number: 4233545
Image Number: 00681
Reference Number:
Source: County Records
The License was issued April 25, 1865 in Monroe Co., WV

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