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The Blue Family of Hampshire County,WV

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The Blue Family of Hampshire County,WV

Posted: 22 May 2002 6:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jul 2004 12:18PM GMT
Surnames: Blue
I have no connection to the Blue family but found this and thought someone might want it.Taken from"History of Hampshire County, West Virginia From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present" By Hu Maxwell and H. L. Swisher Morgantown, West Virginia A. Brown Boughner, Printer 1897

"THE BLUE FAMILY,-- The Blue family were among the earliest settlers in Hampshire County, if not the very earliest. There were three brothers, John, Uriah, and Michael, the two latter making their homes near Shepherdstown, while John settled about five miles north of Romney, and was the founder ot the Blue family in Hampshire County. They came from New Jersey to Virgina early in the seventeenth century. They came to New Jersey from Holland in the early years of the colonization of the United States. They were, therefore, among the pioneers upon the Western Continent; and in all the generations since then they have been influential and useful citizens. The family, so far as their history can be traced in Holland, were in affluent circumstances.
The date at which John Blue came to Hampshire County is fixed partly by tradition and partly by family record. His son John (grandfather of the present John Blue) was twelve years old when he came with his father to Hampshire. He died in 1791, aged seventy-eight years. That would prove that he came to Hampshire in 1725. If such was the case, he was about eight or ten years earlier than the usually accepted earliest settlement of the South Branch Valley. This John Blue, who died in 1791, left his property by will to his wife and his thirteen children. The names of these children were as follows: Uriah, Abraham, John, Jacob, David, Michael, Garrett, William, Jesse, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Margaret."

There are also small write ups on James R. Blue (b1855), James P. Blue (b1833), J. H. Blue (b1847) and Michael Blue(b1819). I have these as well if anyone is interested.
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JanDishon28 23 May 2002 12:22AM GMT 
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