Well it's good to find someone else who is digging away at the Hair family tree. John Hair was b. 1830, Ireland, d. About 1901, Blackfriars, Glasgow; married Margaret Miller b. 22 Jan 1829, Newton On Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, d. 1890,
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (her parents were William Miller and Mary Gillespie, both b Ireland, lived in High St Ayr, Ayrshire).
They had at least 12 children, 6 of whom made it beyond infancy... of these
John Hair b. 1855, Ayr, Ayrshire, d. May 1889, Brooklyn, New York
William Hair b. 2 Feb 1858, Ayr, Ayrshire, d. 12 May 1894, Bronx, New York m Mary Nicol b. 1862, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Samuel Hair b. 25 Mar 1865, 132 High St, Ayr, Ayrshire, d. 5 Oct 1907, Bronx, New York m Catherine Menzies Nicol b. 1 Dec 1865, 20 Mair St, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, d. 26 Mar 1945, New York City, USA
John Hair b1855 was my ggf and my mother was raised in the home of his wife, Mary Campbell Lindsay b1859 d1943, so I have also a good oral history.
I'm sure the above will help you.
I am trying to trace the descendants of William and Samuel. Btw they sailed to NY in early 1887, but I know of no record of their journey, though John Hair sailed on the SS Manitoban in July 1888. there was an Obadiah Hare in Brooklyn NY who WAS A PLASTERER at that time, and of course William's eldest b1879 was named Obadiah (a v unusual name in Scotland), and they lived in Brooklyn first, and that is where John died in May 1889.
I have traced most of William and Samuel's descendents through to 1930 on the US Censuses, but there my trail ends. Can you help me?