The Life History of Meekie Reeves Blair

From the Gorman Progress (July 7, 1994)

The following article was printed in June 1912 and it is a true story of a real pioneer told in her own words— printed in a local paper- probably in Dublin.

“I was born in Carroll County, Georgia in 1830 an lived there until the age of 14. In 1845 I was married to Charles Culpepper Blair and remained at this location another year after marriage. From there we moved to Mississippi, where we lived three years, after which time we moved to Alabama and lived there seven years.

From here we started our journey to the far distant West on January 1, 1885, with an ox team, to find our future home among the Redskins. While crossing the Mississippi River and bottom we endured many hardships. You could hear the growl of the bear and the cry of the catamount almost any time.


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