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Updated December 4, 1999

First Name Online Data for BLUE:

Alexander         Angus      Archibald
Daniel
Elizabeth
James               John        John Jr
Malcolm
Neil McDiarmind
 

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Descendants of Malcolm Blue
Generation No. 1

 1.  Malcolm1 Blue was born Bef. 1738 in Scotland, and died Abt. 1800 in Cumberland Co., NC.  He married Elizabeth Unknown Bef. 1755.  She was born Bef. 1742.

Notes for Malcolm Blue:
On these pages, you will find material that has taken my family and me several years to gather. I do not claim that the research found on the pages that follow is 100% accurate, but I have tried to verify each item. This is still a work in progress. If you find errors, please e-mail me, Charles R. Collins: crc1064@apex.net

I want to thank the following persons who have contributed to this work: Ray McElroy, Reba Katheryn McElroy, Diana Raye Yancey, Marjorie M. Markovich-Miller, William H. Blue, and many others. Before we start, let me say that I am not a Blue descendant (my wife is). Therefore, I can say that this is a very successful and interesting line. The Blue line has produced many famous scientists, doctors, lawyers, and political leaders (including President Ronald Wilson Reagan).

Now, on to Malcolm Blue of Cumberland County, NC. Some important dates during his life: 1) the French & Indian War 1755-1760 (it was started by George Washington and became a world war that lasted seven years in Europe), and 2) the Revolutionary War 1775-1783. Malcolm first appears in the records of Cumberland County, NC in 1768, when he bought land on Locks Creek from Peter Brown. This land was sold to Thomas Murphy in 1788 and 1791. In 1789, Malcolm bought 366 acres at the head of Sandy Creek, touching Fox Branch, from Archibald McLean. In 1800, son John transferred land to his brother, James. This land was John's share of his father's estate on Fox Branch on Goldsboro Road, 7 miles east of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. In 1826, son Malcolm, residing in SC, sold to Solomon and Elizabeth Council all of his rights to land on Fox Branch and Russocks Creek in Cumberland County, NC.

Children of Malcolm Blue and Elizabeth Unknown are:
+ 2 i. John2 Blue, born Bef. 1755; died Abt. 1818 in Todd Co., KY.
 3 ii. James Blue, born Abt. 1764; died Bef. 1830.  He married Jennet Murphy Bef. 1794 in Cumberland Co., NC; born Bef. 1781.

Notes for James Blue:
In 1800, his brother John turned over to him land on Fox Branch on Goldsboro Road (John's share of his father's estate). The last record of James is in 1828 when he sold land to Hardy Ryals.

 4 iii. Malcolm Blue, born Aft. 1764 in Cumberland Co., NC; died Abt. 1836 in FL.
 

Generation No. 2

 2.  John2 Blue (Malcolm1) was born Bef. 1755, and died Abt. 1818 in Todd Co., KY.  He married Margaret Lamont Bef. 1784 in Bladen Co., NC, daughter of Angus Lamont and Elizabeth McCall.  She was born Bet. 1766 - 1770 in Bladen Co., NC, and died Aft. 1835 in Todd Co., KY.

Notes for John Blue:
John migrated from near Wade, Cumberland County, NC to Fairview, Christian County, KY in the early 1800s. A familiar "three brothers" story is related in Perrin's 1884 history of Christian County, KY. It states that brothers Neil, John, and Sandy BLUE went from Cumberland County, NC to Christian County, KY with the GALBRAITH family. In the 1810 Census of Christian County, John appears as head of a family containing: one male age over 45, two males age 16/25, three males 10/15, two males under 10, one female 26/44 and one female 10/15. Todd County, KY was formed from Christian County on April 1, 1820. Fairview, KY was now in Todd County. Census records for Todd County for the years 1820-1840 are in my file. In the 1820 Census of Todd County, Margaret, John's wife, appears as the head of household (John had died). Five sons and one daughter are still living with her. On October 8, 1835, an Indenture of Bargain and Sale was entered into in Christian County. Later, it was recorded in Todd County in Deed Book V - page 483, and delivered to owner on January 30, 1839. This instrument identifies all of John's living children except Daniel (there were 7 still living). Each child had a 1/7 interest in John's 200 acre estate, subject to their mother's death. Alexander Blue paid $100 to each of the following 5 siblings for their interest: Neill D. Blue, who married Nancy; Elizabeth Blue, who married Chasteen Lunderman; James Blue, who married Susan; John Blue; and Archibald Blue.

Notes for Margaret Lamont:
Margaret is mentioned in Angus Lamont's will, dated March 18, 1815. It was filed in Bladen County, NC and refers to her as Margaret Blue.

Children of John Blue and Margaret Lamont are:
 5 i. Daniel3 Blue, born July 26, 1784 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.); died Bef. 1860 in Hickory Co., MO.  He married Mary Bannister Bef. 1828; born Abt. 1808 in KY; died Bef. 1860 in Hickory Co., MO.

Notes for Daniel Blue:
Daniel was gone from the Blue household in Todd County by 1820. He was living in Randolph County, MO in 1830, and in Hickory County, MO in 1850.

 6 ii. Malcolm Blue, born December 30, 1788 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.); died Bef. 1820.
 7 iii. Angus Blue, born May 9, 1791 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.); died Bef. 1820.
+ 8 iv. Elizabeth Blue, born May 6, 1793 in Cumberland Co., NC; died February 9, 1859 in Hickory Co., MO. Buried at Tillery Cemetery, Hickory Co., MO.
 9 v. John Blue, born March 20, 1795 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.).

Notes for John Blue:
John lived in Todd County, KY in 1830 with household members who appear in the Census to be his mother (age 60/69) and three younger brothers (age 20/29).

 10 vi. Alexander Blue, born April 19, 1797 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.); died 1875 in Carlinville, Macupin Co., IL.  He married (1) Elizabeth Murphy October 29, 1823 in Christian Co., KY; born Bef. 1810; died 1836.  He married (2) Mary Musick January 10, 1838 in Christian Co., KY; born Abt. 1815 in Christian Co., KY.

Notes for Alexander Blue:
Alexander was a physician. He lived in Christian County, KY in 1830 and Todd County, KY in 1840. He moved to Hickory County, MO in 1841 and was living there in 1850, and in Warsaw, Benton County, MO in 1860.

 11 vii. James Blue, born May 15, 1799 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.); died Bef. 1850.  He married Susan Williams December 1, 1831 in Christian Co., KY; born Abt. 1807 in VA or KY.
+ 12 viii. Neil McDiarmind Blue, born May 13, 1801 in Cumberland Co., NC; died Abt. 1855 in McCracken Co., KY.
 13 ix. Archibald Blue, born May 17, 1803 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.).

Notes for Archibald Blue:
Archibald was a physician. He lived in the John Blue household in Todd County, KY in 1830. Archibald preceded Alexander, his brother, to Hickory County, MO (Alexander moved there in 1841)..
 

Generation No. 3

 8.  Elizabeth3 Blue (John2, Malcolm1) was born May 6, 1793 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC.), and died February 9, 1859 in Hickory Co., MO. Buried at Tillery Cemetery, Hickory Co., MO.  She married Chasteen Lunderman November 3, 1826 in Todd Co., KY.  He was born March 15, 1782 in VA, and died March 1, 1860 in Hickory Co., MO.

Notes for Chasteen Lunderman:
The family was living in Hickory County, Mo in 1850.

Children of Elizabeth Blue and Chasteen Lunderman are:
 14 i. John A.4 Lunderman, born July 11, 1827 in KY; died August 8, 1871 in Laclede Co., MO.
+ 15 ii. Mary Ann Lunderman, born 1828 in KY; died March 26, 1896 in Lawrence Co., MO. Buried at Dover Baptist Cemetery.
 16 iii. Martha Margaret Lunderman, born September 12, 1829 in KY; died August 4, 1875 in Huron, Polk Co., MO.  She married Gideon George Hinkle; born March 6, 1836 in OH; died October 15, 1905 in Huron, Polk Co., MO.
 17 iv. Elizabeth J. Lunderman, born November 3, 1830 in KY; died August 14, 1904 in MIles, Laclede Co., MO.
 18 v. William J. W. Lunderman, born August 30, 1835 in Christian Co., KY; died September 18, 1882 in MO.  He married Winsey Elizabeh Beavers November 27, 1859 in Hickory Co., MO; born February 20, 1843; died March 3, 1915 in Polk Co., MO.
 19 vi. Sandford Lunderman, born January 22, 1842 in Pittsburg, Hickory Co., MO; died December 9, 1929 in Hot Springs, Fall River Co., SD.  He married Julia Tackett January 1, 1875 in Fort Sheridan, SD; born June 1857 in SD; died February 10, 1901 in SD.

 12.  Neil McDiarmind3 Blue (John2, Malcolm1) was born May 13, 1801 in Cumberland Co., NC (Source: (1) Baptismal Records of Bluff Presbyterian Church, Wade, Cumberland Co., NC., (2) 1850 KY Census, McCracken Co.), and died Abt. 1855 in McCracken Co., KY.  He married Nancy Jane Poindexter 1833 in Christian Co., KY.  She was born Abt. 1816 in TN (Source: 1850 KY Census, McCracken Co.), and died Abt. 1899 in McCracken Co., KY.

Notes for Neil McDiarmind Blue:
Neil migrated with his parents from near Wade, Cumberland County, NC to Christian County, KY in the early 1800s. The John Blue family was on the 1810 KY Census of Christian County. Todd County was formed from Christian County on April 1, 1820. Neil was with the Blue household in both the 1820 and 1830 Census. Neil migrated from Fairview, Todd County, KY to McCracken County, KY prior to 1836. According to Ray McElroy, Neil was buried near Blue Hole close to the KY side of the Metropolis, IL Railroad Bridge. The grave yard has been destroyed.

Notes for Nancy Jane Poindexter:
Nancy was a Cherokee Indian. Nancy, her Scottish husband and her brother, moved to McCracken County, KY a few years prior to the "Trail of Tears" (1838-39). Her brother later became a riverboat captain. Nancy always slept with a tomahawk under her pillow. She also smoked a pipe. On one occasion while alone, Nancy fought off a panther in her chimney by taking straw from a mattress and burning it in the fireplace. Nancy is buried at the Griffith Family Cemetery near Grahamville, KY.

Children of Neil Blue and Nancy Poindexter are:
+ 20 i. Elizabeth Jane4 Blue, born Abt. 1836 in McCracken Co., KY; died Abt. 1906 in McCracken Co., KY.
 21 ii. James A. Blue, born Abt. 1839 in McCracken Co., KY (Source: 1850 KY Census, McCracken Co.); died Abt. 1883 in Golconda, IL.
 22 iii. Eliza Blue, born Abt. 1841 in McCracken Co., KY (Source: 1850 KY Census, McCracken Co.).  She married Samuel Grimmett
 23 iv. Rachel Blue, born Abt. 1845 in McCracken Co., KY (Source: 1850 KY Census, McCracken Co.).  She married Oscar Bonnel
 24 v. John F. Blue, born Abt. 1847 in McCracken Co., KY (Source: 1850 KY Census, McCracken Co.).
 25 vi. Martha Blue, born Abt. 1851 in McCracken Co., KY.
 26 vii. Henry Blue, born Abt. 1854 in McCracken Co., KY; died Abt. 1879 in Golconda, IL.

Submitted:       Fri, 24 Sep 1999 05:20:13 -0500  Charles Richard Collins <crc1064@apex.net>
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