1 Medina County Compiled by Charlotte Stewart; formatted by Nancy Mehaffie HISTORY Medina Co.: Creaded 1812 Parent Co.: Portage On February 12, 1812, the Ohio government authorized the creation of Medina County. It originally was a portion of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The county was named for the Arabian city of Medina, the former home of the Islamic faith's prophet Mohammed. Due to a large number of wild animals, in 1818, county residents participated in what became known as the "Great Hinckley Hunt." Six hundred men spent Christmas day hunting the local wildlife. The men consumed many of the animals that they killed. The rest froze, and once Spring arrived, the thawing animals attracted buzzards. Since 1819, buzzards return to Hinckley exactly upon March Highlight indicates Blair family connections and research in files CENSUS Early Tax & Census lists (Taylor) 1810: none 1820: John in NO 1825: none 1830: none 1835: none 1840: Freeman & Isaac-(L?); R.C.-(M?) St:Ohio Co:Medina Tn\Twp:Chatham pg \183 Blair, Freeman, 39, m, farmer 250, New York [b.madison Co. N.Y.] Blair, Hannah, 38, f, New York [Hannah Yeomans] Blair, Erastus, 13, m, Ohio(S) Blair, David, 10, m, Ohio(S) [m. Mary Faraw] Blair, Mariah, 8, f, Ohio(S) Blair, Mary A., 1, f, Ohio [s\o David & Eunice Bellows Blair]
2 St:Ohio Co:Medina Tn\Twp:Granger pg \263 Mills, Danforth, 53, m, farmer, 1,300, New York Mills, Elizabeth, 42, f, Ohio Blair, William, 13, m, Ohio(S) Mills, Samantha, 4, f, Ohio(S) Mills, Mary, 2, f, Ohio St:Ohio Co:Medina Tn\Twp:Granger pg \341 Van Orman, Thos., 29, m, cooper, 225, New York Van Orman, Maritta, 29, f, Ohio Van Orman, Mali E., 3, m, Ohio Van Orman, James W., 24, m, merchant, New York Blair, Mary S., 8, f, Ohio(S) Knapp, Charles, 30, m, farmer, Ohio St:Ohio Co:Medina Tn\Twp:Granger pg \419 Heminway, Lyman, 45, m, farmer, 2,500, New York Heminway, Mary A., 38, f, New York Heminway, Francis M., 18, m, farmer, New York(S) Heminway, Electa F., 14, f, New York(S) Heminway, Wm. B., 5, m, Ohio(S) Heminway, George W., 3, m, Ohio Blair, Betsey A., 19, f, Ohio St:Ohio Co:Medina Tn\Twp:Lafayette Twp. pg \329 Blair, Isaac, 45, m, farmer, 1,700, New York Blair, Rebecca, 46, f, New York [wife #2 nee Houghton] Blair, Hamilton, 20, m, farmer, New York Blair, Louisa, 17, f, New York Blair, Harriet, 10, f, Ohio(S) Blair, Lewis, 8, m, Ohio(S) [s/o David and Eunice Bellows Blair. He m. #1 Louisa Phinney] 1860 Census: Medina Co., Lafayette Twp., Whittlesey P.O., 9 June 1860, roll 1007, p. 150, h/h 90/90 Isaac Blair age 55, farmer, 3600/1000, b. NY Rebecca Blair age 56, b. NY [nee Houghton] 1860 Census: Medina Co., Lafayette Twp., Whittlesey P.O., 9 June 1860, roll 1007, p. 150, h/h 91/91 Hamilton Blair age 30, farmer, 1000/737, b. NY [s/o Isaac and Louisa Phinney] Lewis Blair age 19, farm hand, b. OH [son of Isaac and Rebecc Houghton] 1860 Census: Medina Co., Brunswick Twp. & P.O., 16 June 1860, roll 1007, p. 232, h/h 244/249
3 Hiram Blair age 31, farmer, 1000/500, b. OH Jane Blair age 28, b. NY [nee Prichard] J. E. Blair age 4, m., b. IN M. E. Blair age 1, m., b. OH 1860 Census: Medina Co., Brunswick Twp. & P.O., 6 June 1860, roll 1007, p. 223, h/h 79/79 W. H. Tompkins, age 28, 1200pp., b. England N. M. Tompkins, age 22, f., b. England Samuel Blair, age 19, farm hand, b. England Medina Co., Brunswick Twp. & P.O., 30 June 1870, roll 1241, p. 222, h/h 154/155 H. H. Blair, age 40, farm laborer, 1000/300, b. OH, father foreign born, citizen over age 21 Jennie Blair, age 36, keeps house, b. NY Eddie Blair, age 16, at home, b. IN, school within year Willis Blair, age 12, at home, b. OH, school within year Ordilla Blair, age 5, at home, b. OH Medina Co., Chatham Twp., Lodi P.O., 8 July 1870, roll 1241, p. 230, h/h 62/68 Freeman Blair, age 59, farmer, 3200/400, b. NY, citizen over age 21 Hannah Blair, age 58, keeps house, b. NY [Hannah Yeomans] Mary A Blair, age 21, at home, b. OH Medina Co., Hinckley Twp., & P.O., 29 July 1870, roll 1241, p. 296, h/h 94/96 Joseph Blair, age 40, farmer, 425pp., England, parents foreign born, citizen +21 not marked Lucia Blair, age 30, keeps house, b. OH Ida Blair, age 7, b. OH, mother foreign born William Blair, age 5, b. OH, mother foreign born John Blair, age 2 b. OH [This may be a census takers error, as father is not marked foreign born and Joseph is not marked as having any foreign born parents] Medina Co., Lafayette Twp., Whittlesey P.O., 10 June 1870, roll 1241, p. 327, h/h 193/207 Isaac Blair, age 65, farmer, 6000/1500, b. NY, citizen over age 21 Rebecca Blair, age 66, keeps house, b. NY[nee Houghton] Medina Co., Litchfield Twp. & P.O., 22 July 1870, roll 1241, p. 331, h/h 21/23 Samuel Sears, age 31, farmer, 5000/1200, b. MA, citizen over age 21 Martha S. Sears, age 25, keeps house, b. OH Russell Sears, age 2, b. OH Calvin Blair, age 18, male, domestic servant, b. OH 1880 Census: La Fayette, Medina, Ohio Source: FHL Film National Archives Film T Isaac BLAIR, Self, M, M, W, 75, NY, Farmer, Fa: NY, Mo: NY Page 309C
4 Rebecca BLAIR, Wife, F, M, W, 76, NY, Keeping House,Fa:NY, Mo:NY[nee Houghton] 1900 Census Index: none MARRIAGES Marriages in County from KIMBREL (all IGI unless otherwise noted) Palmer, Nathan Howe & Blair, Amanda, 1825 Everly, Aaron & Blair, Mary Ann, 6 Aug 1836 Blair, Hiram & Pritchard, L.J., 11 Oct 1853 Horner, John & Blair, Margaret P., 19 Oct 1854 Blair, Jerome & Martin, May E., 16 May 1855 Blair, Charles S. & Blair, Eleanor S., 14 Dec 1856 Wyatt, Nicholas H. & Blair, Harriet Margrey, 16 Feb 1858, Lafayette (FGS) Blair, Hamilton M. & Carter, Christiana, 4 Nov 1860 Farver, John C. & Blair, Mary A., 26 Nov 1874 DEATHS Ohio Death Certificates [familysearch.org] Name: Wm. Henry Blair Death date: 08 Feb 1925 Death place: Lodi, Medina, Ohio Birth date: 19 May 1854 Birthplace: Rochester, [Lorain Co.] Ohio Age at death: 70 years 8 months 19 days Gender: Male Marital status: Widowed Occupation: Farmer Burial date: 10 Feb 1925 Burial place: Rochester, Ohio Spouse's name: Imogene Blair Father's name: Wm. Blair [William Henry Blair, Sr.] Father's birthplace:[becket, Berkshire Co. MA] Mother's name: Lueena Mann [Lucina] Mother's birthplace: [New York] FINDAGRAVE.com Shaw Cemetery, Lafayette, Medina County,Ohio Blair, Rebecca Houghton b. Jan. 11, 1804 d. Apr. 28, 1882 Blair, Lewis H b. unknown d. Jun. 2, 1861 Blair, Isaac b. Feb. 4, 1805 d. Sep. 24, 1888 Blair, Charles b. Apr. 26, 1861 d. May 13, 1861 Blair, Frankie E b. Mar. 9, 1863 d. Apr. 29, 1864 Ohio Western Reserve, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio Blair, Antoinette Hackney b. Oct. 5, 1965 d. Oct. 28, 2007 Blair, Donald Leo b. Feb. 20, 1932 d. Oct. 30, 2007 Blair, Howard b. Apr. 27, 1920 d. Feb. 15, 2007 Blair, James D b. May 26, 1920 d. Oct. 12, 1985 Blair, Jerry Lee b. Aug. 25, 1946 d. Jul. 15, 2009 Blair, John W b. Aug. 22, 1937 d. Mar. 13, 2004 Blair, Tom B b. Aug. 8, 1929 d. Jun. 2, 2007 Blair, Virginia b. Feb. 6, 1917 d. Jan. 25, 2008 Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Medina County, Ohio Blair, Edna F Woodruff b. Oct. 7, 1898 d. Nov. 18, 1999 PUBLISHED HISTORIES
5 HISTORY OF MEDINA CO., OH 1881 p 831-David Blair & Eunice, both from MASS had six children, 3 living in 1881: were: 1. Isaac b. 4 Feb 1805 in Madison Co., NY, married 1 Jan 1829 to Louisa Phinney of Oneida Co., NY, dau. of Benjamin Phinney & Hannah Yeomans.. She died c. 1834/35. They had: 1. Hamilton M., lived Cuyahoga Falls, OH 2. Louisa E. who m. Charles S. Blair and lived Clayton, IA Isaac came to Medina in 1834, then left and returned with another wife, Rebecca Houghton, b. 11 Jan 1804 of Worcester, NY, dau. of Ebenezer Houghton an Margery Bigelow. Isaac & Rebecca. Had: 3. Harriet M. b. 7 July 1839 Medina Co. married M.H.Wyatt in Clyde and had 5 children, 3 living in Lewis H. killed in the civil war. 2. Araba, lived in NY in Freeman, lived in MI in 1881 p 684: Cabinet Makers: Blair & Bradley they Abbreviations: BFM-Blair Family Magazine BMEM- Blair Society for Genealogical Research Member BSGR-Blair Society for Genealogical Research CCH-County Courthouse Co-County Fa-Father FGS-Family Group Sheet FHL-Family History Library, Church of Latter Day Saints NR-Number PP-Personal Property (S) school within the year TN-Town TWP-Township Taylor, Alberta, Collected Blair Data, A Guide to Further Research extracted, compiled and bound by Coolville, Ohio. (unpublished manuscript) Kimbrel, Sue Blair, Blair Family Marriages , pub. by Blair Society for Genealogical Research, Printed by D & E Printing, Brownsburg, IN 1994.