Samuel Long Blair

Born: Feb. 13, 1783
Loc: North Cumberland County, PA
Died: Sept 05, 1861
Loc: Adeline, IL
Bur: Adeline Cemetery, Ogle Co. IL

Military: War 1812

Father: Samuel Blair
Mother: Mrs. Ann Young

Married: Oct 05, 1811
at Lake Conneaut, Crawford Co. PA
Spouse: Mercy Chidester,
daughter of Silas Chidester and Jane Stuart

Children:  Nancy Hammond /William S. /Jane Chidester /Samuel Long/Sarah Ann /Samuel Wilson /Silas Jackson /John Franklin

He served in the War 1812 as a Captain. He and his wife settled a farm in Crawford Co. PA. Eight children were born to them there. In April 1837, they headed west to new land in Illinois. They endured many hardships over the next years on the wild prairie where they lived the rest of their lives.