Blair
Cemetery


Photo Courtesy of Dennis C. Wilson

Surveyed and submitted by
Dan N. Williams
Signal Mountain, TN

Blair Cemetery is located on the west side of the Georgetown-Ooltewah Highway about 2.2 miles north of the intersection of Mahan Gap Road. It is enclosed by a black, iron picket fence.

 


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Thomas Blair

June 6, 1780

October 28, 1866
Tombstone photo courtesy Robin Reed robin@reedusa.com

 

Hannah (Stone) Blair

August 11, 1786

January 16, 1857

Wife of Thomas Blair

Tombstone photo courtesy Robin Reed robin@reedusa.com

 

 

Rev. Samuel J. Blair

June 9, 1823

August 5, 1897

 

Nancy L(ouise) Blair

February 29, 1828

January 26, 1910

Wife of Samuel J. Blair

 

Lua C. Blair

March 14, 1859

June 8, 1893

D/O S. J. & N. L. Blair

 

N. Howard Blair

Died November 4, 1854

Aged 6 yrs, ? mo., 16 da.

S/O S. J. & N. L. Blair

 

In addition, there are at least three unidentified graves.

 

Thomas Blair fought in the North Carolina Militia during the War of 1812, and his grave is marked with a Daughters of the War of 1812 marker. His wife, Hannah, was the daughter of Ezekial Stone, a Revolutionary War soldier who is buried in an unmarked grave in Sequatchie Valley.

 

Their son, Rev. Samuel Jefferson Blair, was a very well known and active Baptist pastor who founded  several Baptist churches in the area, including Georgetown Baptist Church. He purchased the land where the cemetery stands in January, 1854, and later accumulated almost 1300 acres in the Long Savannah area.

 

When the Blair family sold the property to Curt Lee in 1907, they stipulated in the deed that they would have right of ingress and egress to the family graveyard, “about 50 feet square.” Curt Lee later passed the property on to his son, Curt Lee, Jr., who sold it to Earl Wilson who now owns it.

Names of individuals in this cemetery were recorded as they appeared on the tombstones. No attempt was made to correct obvious errors or differences in spelling. Every attempt has been made to record this information correctly. However, mistakes are possible.  The information on this page may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other person or organization without the written consent of the contributor, the legal representative of the submitter, or the Hamilton County Tennessee Genealogy Society..