BLAIR CEMETERY

Located on Arnold Rd. 8/10th of a mile from Cherokee Road in the Lamar Community, Jonesborough, TN.

GPS location: 36.13.07N 082.27.15W.

A plot outlined with large cut limestone blocks, at one time topped with an iron fence. On one large block is the inscription: J.R.G. 1882.

____________ __anklin, _on of B.F. and R.T. Templin, Aug.16, 1870 – Oct. 21, 1871
Rebecca Taylor Templin, Jan. 15, 1835 – Jan. 18, 1909
 
Benjamin T. Templin, Feb. 21, 1827 – July 27, 1877, “My Husband”
 
Daughters of B.T. & R.T. Templin, Lodora b. Mch 1, 1856, Eugenia E. b. July 11, 1860, both died Nov. 24, 1862.
 
Benjamin Eugene , Son of R.B. & M.M Reid, Born Sep. 22, and Died Sep. 26, 1888.
 
___________ Templin, Aug 19, 187- – July 22, 187_
 

H.W. [only inscription]
4 unreadable markers.

Between the Templin plot above and the next Templin plot is one grave with a large limestone headstone and smaller footstone, no inscription.

The next plot has an iron fence surrounding it:
Isaac Templin, Aug. 19, 1811 – July 22, 1850, age 38y 11m 3d
Clarinda, wife of Isaac Templin, Jan. 24, 1818 – Aug. 21, 1884.
 
Graves outside of the two enclosed plots:
J.G. 1825 [A grave marked with stalactites, a large one at the head and a smaller one at the foot.]
H.G. died June 2, 1812
C.A. Gyer, died July 10, 1805
John Gyer, dec’d Feb. the 27, 1829 in the 87 year
J.C. Geyer, Feb. 23, 1827 – Sept 13, 1828
W.H. Deceased Feb. 4, 1885 [Marker not found in 1976. Marker for William Helton]
Fred R. Hilton, May 11, 1907 – April 5, 1934
Jeremiah Hilton, May 20, 1870 – July 26, 1937
John Preston Hilton, Tennessee Corpl. 50 Inf. Dec. 23, 1919, [died in France]
Freddie, son of Mr. & Mrs. R.W. Whaley, Aug. 29, 1884 – July 24, 1885
Mary E., wife of W.M. Grills, Jan. 4, 1827 – Nov. 18, 1878
William M. Grills, May 5, 1817 – July 18, 1899
Olla Dora, daughter of Danil & Amanda Ervin, born Nov. 5, 1876 – Died June 13, 1881
John White, April 1, 1823 – June 28, 1877, aged 54y 2m 27d
Nancy White, consort of Jacob White, died March 11, 1848, aged 53 years

Marker found in 1976 but not found 2003:

J.G. June 8, 1799 [This was Jacob Gyer, Sr. He was b. ca 1730-40, wife Catrena, ca. 1730-40 – 1828 probably buried here too. CMB]

Transcribed and contributed for use on the TNGenWeb-Washington County Page and in the USGenWeb Archives, March 25, 2003 by Donna Briggs, Dawn Peters & Betty Jane Hylton.

Additional information:

1850 Census Washington County, TN

1459/1491 Isaac Templin 38 B. TN; Clarinda 31 b. TN; William H. 2, b. TN; Susan 1 b. TN.
1460/1492 Samuel Templin 54 b. TN; Rebecca 51 b. TN; Benjamin F. 23 b. TN.

1860 Census Washington County, TN

#389 B.F. Templin, 33; Rebecca 25; Fedora 4(f); Elizabeth Bogart 65.

1870 Census Washington County, TN

#660 Grills, William 43; Elizabeth 43; Wesley 12; Alexander 8; Nancy 6; Esther E. 3; Landon C. 11/12.

1880 Census Washington County, TN

page 472 Ervin, Daniel 30, Mandy 23, Olley D. 3 (f); Eddy U. 2

Washington County, TN Marriages

Isaac Templin and Clarinda Deakins, daughter of Henry & Rosannah Burris Deakins, married March 12, 1846.

Jacob White and Nancy Carbury married February 14, 1814.

William Templin, ca. 1770 – ca. 1846 and wife, Susannah Gyer, daughter of Jacob and Catarena Gyer, married June 20, 1793 in Frederick Co. MD – born ca. 1770-76, are probably buried here. CMB.

Washington County, TN Wills

Catrina Gyre
To daughter, Sarah Eliza Gyre, my tin plate stove. Executor: friend John Copley. Wit.: Sarah Brown, James Robinson. Probated Sessions, 1828. Signed: Catrina Gyre.
 
William Templin
My youngest, Isaac Templin, Executor. Teste: George Reed, William B. Templin. Probated August Term, 1846. Signed: William (X) Templin
 
Samuel Templin
Two sons: Benjamin & Jimmy. Two others. Executors: James Mauk and Benjamin F. Templin. Wit.: George Reed, Jacob G. Brown. Signed: Sam Templin.
 
B.F. Templin June 10, 1877
My wife Rebecca to have all my land and personal property. Have good substantial pailings built around the graves of my children, made of cast or wrought iron and set on a rock wall. Executrix: Wife F. Templin. Test: Tomas J. Wilson, E.E. Wilson, Probated August Term, Signed: B.F. Templin

Information from Washington County Tennessee Tombstone Inscriptions by Charles M. Bennett and the Watauga Association of Genealogists, Volume II, used with the permission of Loraine Bennett Rae.

This cemetery is on a tract of about four hundred acres of land formerly owned by the Gyers, later known as the Blair Place. CMB.

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