Samuel Blair

"The Renegade"
Born: 1738
Loc: Ballyvallough, County Antrim, North Ireland
Died: Aug 07, 1820
Loc: Woodcock Twp. Crawford Co. PA
Bur: Mt. Blair Cemetery, Woodcock Twp.
Crawford Co. PA
Gravestone Photo
 Military: Revolutionary War

Father: Daniel Blair
Mother: Margaret McCullough

Married: Philadelphia, PA
Spouse: Mrs. Ann Young

Mary Polly /Samuel Long /Nancy "Agnes" /
Margaret /Sarah /John Y
He was of the Brice Blair line and was a leader in the Hearts – of –Steel rebellion in Ireland ( a group of men from County Antrim that rebelled against the unjust taxation imposed on them. Also a desire for freedom and independence from British rule). He was captured and condemned to death but escaped with the aid of his sister Mary. He came to America, arriving in Philadelphia about 1770, where he met and married Mrs. Ann Young. He served in the Revolutionary War, they moved on to North Cumberland. In about 1797, he, his wife and fully grown children then moved and settled land on French Creek in northwestern PA in what is now Woodcock Twp. Crawford Co. PA. He is buried on his farm at the top of a hill surrounded by his family
and friends in what is now Mt. Blair Cemetery.  
The year 1797 witnessed the arrival of Saml. Blair and George Long
Source: Crawford County, Pennsylvania/History & Biography Part 1 Directory/Page 153 Woodcock Twp.
Samuel Blair, of Ireland and George Long came from Susquehanna County to this township in 1797.
Source: Crawford County, Pennsylvania/History/1876 Atlas/Woodcock Township