Former congressman Jacob Beeson Blair, who was instrumental in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to sign the West Virginia statehood bill, died on February 12, 1901.
Obituary of Jacob Beeson Blair
Granville Parker's Account of Jacob Beeson Blair's Role In Lincoln's Approval of the Statehood Bill
Accounts of Lincoln's Signing of the Statehood Bill by Waitman T. Willey and Jacob Beeeson Blair
On This Day in West Virginia History: February