Lee, It has been written - " At the urging of his patrons and friends George Galphin and his neighbor Lachlan McGillivray, James Adair set about upon a work examining the life and customs of the indigenous people of the American southeast. Adair dedicated his book to these men."
Lachlan McGillivray and Sehoy lived at Little Tallassee in Alabama.
It was written (The Creek Families, LifeNotes: Of the Wind Clan of Oticiapofa)that in 1782, after nearly 40 years in the Wilderness, because of his loyalty to the crown, Lachlan McGillivray was forced to return to Scotland at the end of the Revolutionary War. http://www.homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmamcrk4/crkfm1.htmlhttp://www.homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmamcrk4/crkfm1.html
that early in the year 1788, Colonels Robertson and Bledsoe addressed a joint letter to McGillevray, the Indian chief. To this communication the chief replied from Little Tallassee.Soon after Colonel Bledsoe was killed.
Would a descendant of James Adair, Indian Trader be Walter Adair (signed treaty July 8 1817) ? Also others to sign treaties were Walter S. Adair and George W. Adair.