MARY JANE LONG &
CHRISTIAN BLYSTONE JR.

The Tales of a Blair Family    

Mary Jane "Polly" Long was the daughter of George Long and Margaret (Blair) Long (daughter of Samuel Blair and Mrs. Ann Young).  She was brought up in Crawford County, Pennsylvania and married Christian Blystone Jr. about 1835.  Christian Blystone Jr. was the son of Christian Blystone and Mary (Brookhauser) Blystone.  Christian Jr. had a brother Isaac whose son, Frederick, also married a Blair descendant, Eloise/Ida Hunter. 

Mary and Christian Jr. had two daughters, Sarah " Cally" Caroline born December 27, 1836 in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania and Katherine "Kitty" who was born March 21, 1844.  Sarah Caroline was married on the 24th of June, 1874 to Sylvester "Vest" A. Kneer but no children were born to this marriage.  Katherine Blystone never married and died on February 8, 1897.   The will of Sarah Caroline (Blystone) Kneer is of interest since the heirs were her cousins.  A list of heirs follows:

Will of Sarah A. Kneer, Reg. 15 April 1919
To the Presbyterian Church, Cambridge; $1000
To the Old Ladies Home: $500
To Barney Blystone: The farm Venango township

$200 each to: Charles E. Blystone, George McCullough, W. W. Gelvin, Mark Blystone, Lorenzo D. Blystone, A. B. Long

$100 each to: Maggie Dickson Drake, Jane McCullough, Leida Gelvin, Margaret B. Long, Martha Blystone, Mariah Johnson (daughter of Jenny Burt Johnson), Edna Gilmore, Vernice Gelvin, Ella McCullough, Lorene Blystone, Elizabeth Bole, Marion Dickson Drake, Ida McCullough, Georgia Crum, Marcilla Long Davison, Mildred Blystone

 

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