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Blair, John, Massachusetts Infantry

John Blair was born 23 April 1743. He lived in Murrayfield, Massachusetts, as a young man and was a minuteman. On 22 April 1775, just four days after Paul Revere's famous ride, John marched to Cambridge near Boston in response to a series of alarms. He was a private in Captain David Shepard's company. His wife was Elizabeth Halbert. John and Elizabeth moved to western New York, eventually settling in Ontario County. Elizabeth died in 1805 or 1806 and John died 28 September 1814. They were buried in Pine Corners Cemetery southwest of Rushville in what is now Yates County. Part 1 of a an article about John and Elizabeth (Halbert) Blair and their descendants through two generations is in the July 2011 issue of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

The data was generously contributed by Dawne Slater-Putt. It is used here with permission.

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