Henry Whetzel Blair
|Birth||18 JUN 1856||( place questionable )|
On trek from Va to KY.
|Death||16 FEB 1948|
Cause: bronchial pneumonia
1930 Pike Co. District 5, Mag. #1 HH 230 Henry Whetzel Blair, Death Certificate 5007, Boldman, Floyd Co. KY. Birthdate says June 18, 1856 (Audrey LaMothe has Feb. 26th, 1857) age, 94. 1900 Pike Co. Census has birthdate of June 1855. Cause of Death: Broncho pneumonia, invalid for 16 years, loss of mind. Obituary reads: The Rev.Whetsel Blair, 94 years old, patriarch of mountain preachers, died Monday at the Boldman home of his daughter, Mr James Robinson, a victim of the infirmities of age. He had been a minister of the Primitive Baptist Church for 60 years and was a long resident of Mossy Bottom, PikeCounty. The Reverend Blair was a native of Dickenson County, VA. He is survived by 6 sons and 2 daughters: Anthony, Henry, and Rufus Blair, all of Detroit, Newton Blair of Hellie Jake and Willie Blair, Mrs. James Robinson and Mrs. George McKinney, all of Boldman. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesdayfrom the Mossy Bottom school, the Revs. Floyd Mullins, J.C.Stewart, Wm C.Martin, Albert Stephens and John H. Blair, officiating. Burial there was under direction of the Ryan Funeral Home. Blair Town - A hamlet in Pike County on US 23/460 and the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River, about 3 miles Northwest of Pikeville. It was named for Rev. Whetzel Blair, who owned the site in the early