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Michael Blue

 
 

Michael Blue was born about 1720 in New Jersey. His parents were John Blue and Cattron Van Meter.

He married Martha Blackford

On December 28, 1757, Michael appeared on a militia list in Newcastle County, Delaware.

In April, 1776, Michael leased 450 acres in Berkeley County from Thomas Blackburn. This land was located in what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia, about 1.5 miles south of Kearneysville.

In 1778, Michael subleased 150 acres each to his brother, Uriah, and to Jacob Conkling. 

In 1789 a Michael Blue married Ann Cleary in Berkeley County.

In 1796 a Michael and Nancy Blew sold land in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

In 1812, Michael sold this land to his son, Joel Blue, for $1.  

Uriah Blue (1752 married Ruth Van Meter, daughter of Abraham Van Meter),
Elizabeth Blue (1755, married Ambrose Grafton)
Barnabas Blue (1757, married Talithacuny "Charity" Marshall),
Michael Blue (1759, married Amelia Mildred Morgan),
Mary Blue (1760, married Abel Ball),
Martha Blue (1762)
Joel Blue (1765, married Catherine Duke),
Hannah Blue (1767)
John M. Blue (1768, married Margaret Dallingforce)
James H. Blue (1769).

A militia is a military unit composed of citizens who are called up in time of need.
 

 

 
     
 

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