- Born: 5 Jul 1834, Harrison, Harrison, Indiana 27,49
- Marriage: Sarah Blume on 11 Mar 1858 in Harrison, Indiana 53
- Died: 9 Oct 1897, Nebraska at age 63 27,49
- Buried: Valparaiso Cemetery, Valparaiso, Saunders, Nebraska
He was 63 yr 4 mo 4 days old at the time of his death.
Noted events in his life and other information:
• He served in the military. 54,55 Jonathan was a soldier in the Civil War on the side of the Union. He was given land in Nebraska for his service. There are thre Jonathan Blairs listed in the National Park Service Civil war Soldiers and Sailors System.
From the Nation Archives:
59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
More Information on the:
Service Details taken from Union Regimental Histories Indiana, 1864 - 1865:
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 229 Enlisted men by disease. Total 266.
- Duty at Chattanooga until September 21, and at Etowah River until November 12.
- March to the sea November 15-December 10.
- Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
- Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
- Salkehatchie Swamp, S.C., February 2-5.
- South Edisto River February 9.
- North Edisto River February 12-13.
- Columbia February 16-17.
- Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21.
- Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
- Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.
- Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
- Bennett's House April 26.
- Surrender of Johnston and his army.
- March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19.
- Grand Review May 24.
Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and there mustered out July 17, 1865.
• He appeared on the census on 4 Jul 1860 in Harrison, Harrison, Indiana. 56
Jonathan is listed in the 1860 census as being a farmer.
Jonathan Blair 26 M Farmer
Sarah Blair 28 F
Charles Blair 6 M
Viola Blair 1 F
All were born in Indiana
• He appeared on the census on 23 Jun 1870 in Washington, Harrison, Indiana. 57
Blair, Jonathan Blair 38 Farmer
Blair, Sarah Blair 39 Keeping House
Blair, Charles W Blair 14 Working on farm
Blair, ? A Blair 11
All born in Indiana
• Census, 13 Jun 1880, South Bend, Nebraska. 58
Johnathan Blair 46 Farmer, born in Indiana, Parents were born in virginia
Sarah Blair 49 Keeping house, born in Indiana, Parents were born in virginia
Sarah J. Blair 14 Working at home, born in Indiana, Parents were born in Indiana
Delilah Blair 11 In School, both parents and she were born in Indiana
Eva Blair 6 At home, born in Indiana, Parents were born in Indiana
? Viola Blair 21 At home, born in Indiana, Parents were born in Indiana
Charles Blair 25 Farmer,born in Indiana, Parents were born in Indiana
(son of Jonathan and Sarah)
Pervy Ann Blair 19 House keeper, born in Indiana, Parents were born in Indiana (wife of Charles Blair)
William H. Blair 2 Born in Nebraska, Parents were born in Indiana (son of Charles and Perva)
Jonathan married Sarah Blume, daughter of John Blume and MaryA., on 11 Mar 1858 in Harrison, Indiana.53 (Sarah Blume was born on 27 Apr 1831 in Indiana, United States, died on 9 May 1891 in Nebraska 49 and was buried in Valparaiso Cemetery, Valparaiso, Saunders, Nebraska 49.)