LAIR, Thomas P.
ANDERSON, Catherine "Kitty" M.
LAIR, Almyra Y.
(Abt 1842-Bef 1880)


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LONG, Reuben

LAIR, Almyra Y. 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1842, Missouri
  • Marriage: LONG, Reuben about 1857 in Missouri
  • Died: Bef 1880, Knox County, Missouri or poss. Rock Creek, Virginia

bullet   Another name for Almyra was Elmira.


bullet  General Notes:

Descendant of this family indicates that Almyra may be buried in Rock Creek, Virginia...perhaps they were visiting her husband's family at the time of her death?


Almyra married Reuben LONG, son of Alexander LONG and Sarah Catherine YEAGER, about 1857 in Missouri. (Reuben LONG was born in Mar 1832 in prob. Mason County, Virginia and died after 1910 in Knox County, Missouri.)



1 1870 US Census (Lyon, Knox County, Missouri). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Reuben Long (age 38, b. VA), first wife Elmira [Lair] (age 27, b. MO) and children Catherine (age 10, b. MO), Alexander (age 6, b. MO), James M. (age 3, b. MO) and Thomas J. (age 1, b. MO), living in Lyon, Missouri. Also in the household are Maria Lamb (age 17, b. MO) "domestic servant" and Mary Anderson (age 72, b. KY) "no occupation." Mary's relationship to the family, if any, is unclear, but it is likely that she is an aunt of Elmira's. Reuben is listed as a "farmer."

2 1860 US Census (Salt River, Adair County, Missouri). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Reuben Long (age 28, b. VA) and first wife Almira [Lair] (age 17, b. MO), living in Salt River, Missouri. Reuben is listed as a "farmer."

3 1850 US Census (District 94, Shelby County, Missouri). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Thomas P. Lair (age 45, b. KY), wife Catherine M. [Anderson] (age 40, b. KY) and children Elizabeth A. (age 16, b. Missouri), Sarah E. (age 12, b. Missouri), James H. (age 10, b. Missouri), Emily G. (age 8, b. Missouri), Elmira (age 6, b. Missouri), Catherine (age 5, b. Missouri), Martha (age 4, b. Missouri) and Margarett (age 2, b. Missouri), living in Shelby County, Missouri. Thomas is listed as a "farmer." Thomas also appears on the 1850 U.S. Census Slave Schedule as the owner of three slaves [a male aged 60, a male aged 19, and a female aged 13].

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