Worcester, MA: Scots-Irish Settlers, 1700-1850 Updated Sketch

Old Map
1878 Map of the city of Worcester, MA. Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Today we are adding a revised sketch in the database Worcester, MA: Scots-Irish Settlers, 1700-1850 for the Blair family. The newly expanded Blair sketch covers the first three generations and containes 28 pages and nearly 1,800 searchable names.

This database is the result of a study project done by Shirley (Robinson) Pizziferri , and it is organized into 21 volumes by family. The database contains 200 pages of family histories and contains over 10,000 searchable names.

Three men by the name of Blair that came to Worcester in 1718: Abraham and his nephews, William, and Robert. Another, John Blair, settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire, the following year. An accurate and thorough, but undocumented, account of the Blair Family in New England was compiled and published in 1900 by a descendant, William Blair Levitt. It was updated in 2008 and is recommended for use by the descendants of the Blair family in conjunction with this sketch. That account was very helpful and will be frequently cited. Nevertheless, consistent with the format of this article, only the first three generations will be covered here, together with the primary sources.t.

This update is made possible by the efforts of our volunteer Charlie Watson. If you have some time and would like to get involved in the database digitization and indexing process please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at rachel.adams@nehgs.org.

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