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March 2022

Billy Blue by Cassandra Pybus.
The remarkable life of William Blue who was probably born into slavery in colonial New York about 1737 and who died a much-celebrated founding figure in the colony of New Wales. A possible connection to the early Blauws is discussed.
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March 2022

The John Blaw Gravesite: Redux
Re-visiting the question of which John Blaw is buried on Hollow Road near Blawenburg NJ

February 2022

The Wandering Blaws

Check out Ted Blew's essay documenting the migrations of the early Dutch Blaw families from New Jersey into [West] Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania.

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February 2022

Obituary Addition:
James Wallace Irwin
Former NBFA Director

Memorial Red Rose
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Blue-Mecum History
'John and Cora (Mecum) Blue Family Brief History', an excellent account written by Wayne Ullman in February 2021, follows this family from its origins in Pennsylvania to Illinois and beyond.

February 2021


New Essays in Our Documents Section

Out on Frequent Alarms - The Revolutionary War Service of John Blew

By C. David Engle August 2020

History of a Pioneer Cemetery

by Jim Irwin May 2020

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May 2020

Great New Blew Histories


C. David Engle !

Go to Documents


April 2020

Book suggestion from Nancy Wade

Hanging Rock Rebel

Lt. John Blue's War in West Virgina & the Shenandoah Valley

by John Monroe Blue (Author)

Dan Oates (Editor)

available from amazon

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