In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.
Death of Another Pioneer The death of Mrs. Eli Blair occurred at her home in Island City, Sunday, March 25, 1906. Deceased was 68 years old and was one of the honored pioneers of Union county, having moved here in the early sixties. She had resided in Island City since 1879. By a former marriage to Mr. Thomas she became the mother of five children: Mrs. Sarah Quimbey of Portland, H.A. Thomas, of Elgin, Mrs. T.R. Sheperd of Bellingham, Wash., William Thomas, of Island City and Mrs. E.R. brooks, of Bodie, Cal. For several months she had been in poor
Union, Union County, Oregon John R. Blize, a prominent citizen of Union for a number years deputy sheriff of the county, died at his home in Union, Tuesday morning of last week. Mr. Blize had been seriously afflicted for several months and had been in a Portland hospital since last November, until two days before his death. Mr. Hize was a member of the Knights of Pythias and his funeral was conducted by that order. Elgin Recorder Friday February 27, 1903
On Rock creek, Baker County, May 4, 1890, Pearl, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Blize. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday May 15, 1890
John W. Blize, 71, Died February 19 John William Blize, 71, 2201 Miller St., died February 19 in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mr. Blize was born in Rock Creek May 20, 1887 and had been a resident of Baker county all of his life. He had been employed in the lumber industry for a number of years. Mr. Blize is survived by his wife, Anna Baker, by six children, Louie W. Blize of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; Johnny V. Blize, Seattle; Grace Aldrich, Union; Emma Graves, Sumpter; Geneva Duncan, Baker; and Genevene Bacon, Sumpter; also by three stepchildren, Katy Minor of Baker,