David Joseph Blair

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D. J. Blair
Belonged to Co. G 8th Tex. Cav.
Harrison's Brig.
Army of Tenn.
Full Name: David Joseph Blair
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:L  Number:7
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1842 
Died: October 10, 1918 
Burial Date: October 10, 1918 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Texas 
Occupation: Sheriff 
Marital Status: Widower 
Residence: San Antonio, Texas 
Admitted To Home: June 2, 1914 
Religion: Southern Presbyterian 
Army: Tennessee 
Brigade: Harrison's 
Regiment: 8th Texas Cav. 

BLAIR, DAVID JOSEPH (1842~1918) David Joseph Blair, Confederate veteran, was born in Texas in 1842. During the Civil War, he served in Company G of the 8th Texas Cavalry in Harrison's Brigade of the Army of Tennessee.

After the war, he worked as a deputy, possibly for the Bexar County Sheriff's Department. On June 2, 1914, Blair, a Southern Presbyterian, moved into the Confederate Men's Home. He died in the Home on December 10, 1918, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Blair was widowed before he moved into the Home and had a son, D. T. Blair, who was a cashier with the 1st National Bank in Oakland, Texas.

Information taken from Confederate Home Roster.

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