An American Family History


The Blue Family

  also spelled Blaw, Blew  

The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia borders Maryland and Virginia. The first European settlers started arriving about 1730.

Berkeley County, Virginia was created from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia in 1772. Jefferson County was formed from the county's eastern section. In 1863 Berkeley County became part of the new state of West Virginia.

John Blue was born about 1740 in New Jersey. His parents were John Blue and Mary Marshall.

He married Catherine Sortore. Catherine was born about 1748 in Somerset County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Hendrick Sortore and Dinah Blue.

John and Catherine's children included:
John Salter Blue, Sr. (1765, married Margaret Wallingford, daughter of James Wallingford)
David Blue (176o, married Phoebe Wallingford, daughter of Benjamin Wallingford),
Rebecca Blue (1770, married Samuel Trigg),
Jesse Blue (1775, married Margaret Yerkes),
Elizabeth Blue (1780, married Alexander McKee).

In 1782 John Blue, Sr. and Jr. were in the census of Hampshire County, Virginia.

They lived in what is now, West Virginia.


West Virginia is located in the Appalachians and was originally part of Virginia. The capital and largest city is Charleston. It became a state during the Civil War and was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863.









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