JANE BLAIR,daughter of HUGH & MARY DAWSON BLAIR, did not marry JOHN ENDSLEY, Jr.
For confirmation, see:
JOHN ENDSLEY FAMILY BIBLE RECORD
It has been published several times.In an early edition of the Marshall County [Tennessee] Historical Quarterly, page 1 of MARSHALL COUNTY TENNESSEE BIBLE RECORDS by Carolyn McAdams, Edited by Helen Crawford Marsh published by MARSHALL COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, LEWISBURG, TENNESSEE 1981 and JOHN BLAIR OF GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA and Some of His Descendants Copyright 1979 by Bean & Lucy Echels Blair 709 North 7th Street Lamesa, Texas79331 especially page 60.
Nor is it true that JOHN MILTON ENDSLEY, son of JOHN & MARY (BLAIR) ENDSLEY [HE MARRIED HIS MOTHER'S NIECE, HIS FIRST COUSIN], was married more than once.Some have posted in- formation to the effect that John M. (again, he is not a "junior", either, had a very secret, clandestine first marriage to a Jane and had several children, two of them named John and James, abandoned that family, moved 3-miles away, married Christiana Burgess and had several more children, including two more sons named John and James! Ain't so!Doubters are referred to the Censuses of Bedford, Lincoln, & Marshall Counties TN, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860.Both families are listed in all of those censuses in all the censuses.No.John Milton did not run back and forth between the two households!
To date [03/08/2002] there is no known connection between JOHN ENDSLEY (13 Aug 1769-21 Sep 1828) who brought his family from Stokes Co. NC to Bedford County TN in 1816 nor his son, John Milton Endsley [19 Mar 1803-05 Dec 1884] and that of John Endsley [b. 1800, NC-?? who m. a Jane ? [some suspect her Surname was Kidd and there is some evidence to support that belief].The Jane is shown in 1850 Census of Lincoln County TN as b. 1797 in NC.This is the family which, some researchers list among others,JAMES KIDD ENDSLEY, ABSOLOM ENDSLEY,MARSHALL M. ENDSLEY among descendants of their JOHN & JANE ENDSLEY.