I found this old newspaper abstract and thought someone might find it of interest researching the Adair family in the Hart Co., KY area.
Abstracted from The Glasgow Times, dated 29 April 1885:
A MELANCHOLY SUICIDE Deserted By Her Lover, A Young Girl Drowns Herself in Green River
A sad story comes from Hart county of man's treachery and a confiding young girl's ruin and suicide. A young man named COX has been living for some time on the farm of DR. WILL ADAIR, near Canmer, with a young girl whom he claimed was his wife. He was about nineteen years of age, while the girl was not over fifteen. The girl did housework for Dr. ADAIR and was an industrious, useful maid. She was generally cheerful, but subject to fits of despondency, from which she however quickly recovered. Everything went smoothly until a few weeks ago, when COX disappeared. The girl was in an interesting condition, and after COX left, she became very melancholy and moody, but kept faithfully at her work. After breakfast last Monday morning, a week ago, she disappeared, and search being instituted, a woman's tracks were discovered leading to Green River, which was near by. Parties at once began dragging the river in the belief that she had drowned herself, and were rewarded by finding her body on the following day. It is supposed the girl came from down on the Cumberland River, near the Tennessee line. About the same time COX disappeared, she told some one that her people didn't know where she was, and she prayed God they never would know.
A Coroner's jury rendered a verdict of suicide by drowning.