The first trace of WIlliam in Georgia is BEFORE any Revolutionary War battles were fought there. His name is on a list of receipts issued for land grant fees for land granted Feb-Dec 1775, and Jan-Nov 1778. William Adair had 450 acres of land in Wilkes, signed by Sanders Walker, 28 Jan 1778. Along with William are many settlers from VA, including Elijah Clarke (later Col/General) and Micajah Williamson, listed the same day. These two names are mixed with Williams on records of Williams Rev. War Service. Taken from the GA Gen. Society Quarterly, Vol. 17, #1, 1981, p.3-28. NOTE: The Battle of Lexington and Concord was April 1775, Battles were fought only in the North until the British shifted down to the largely loyalist South. Savannah was taken in Dev 1778 and the British used that for their base of operations in early 1779. It was for service from 20 Aug 1781 until the British left Georgia that William received his bounty. This is the earliest record I have of William, other than his son Bozeman stating that he was born in VA on the 1850 census.