This articale is from the book "HICKMAN COUNTY TENNESSEE 1807-1993" and is about hte Adair family from that area. If anyone can add any information to this family history it would be greatly appreciated.
Our great-great-grandfather, John Adair was on the tax roll in Maury County, Tennessee in in 1812; had moved from South Carolina in early 1800's. On August 12, 1816, John Adair bought a farm on Leatherwood Creek in Hickman County, Tennessee. Benjamin Adair, our great-grandfather, son of John Adair, who was born in South Carolina, must have come to Maury County at the time John Adair did and must have been a grown man at the time; was on tax roll in Maury County in 1811. He was in Hickman County census in 1830. Also, John Adair his father and another John Adair were in Hickman County census in 1830. The younger John Adair must have been a brother to Benjamin Adair. In 1832 Benjamin Adair was given a tract of land on Leatherwood Creek in Hickman County. Also, March 17, 1835 Benjamin Adair was deeded 25 acres of land on Leatherwood Creek by State of Tennessee. This area is about 7 miles from Shady Grove. Benjamin Adair had children, one whom was our grandfather A. M. Adair; and according to tradition, they were scattered at early age and never were together much. That may account for the fact that we find other Adairs in Maury County and Hickman County records which we don't know much of anything about. Andrew M. Adair, our grandfather, son of Benjamin Adair, born June 25, 1815, died August 19, 1890. He married Emily Darden, daughter of Alfred Darden, February 17, 1842. He fought in the War between Texas and Mexico. Andrew and Emily had 16 children. three of these children we do not know the names of. The one Andrew M. Adair, our grandfather, bought land on Lick Creek September 12, 1850. On November 11, 1853 he and another man bought land. September 2, 1856 Andrew Adair bought the interest of the other man in this land. This was in the First Civil District and must be the Haley's Creek farm where most of the children were born.
Other Adairs in Hickman and Maury Counties about whom we know little or nothing, but who we believe are descendants of John or Benjamin Adair: November 19, 1891 R. B. Adair married Billie Conlie, Hickman county. A William Adair was in 9th Tenn. Militia 1836, Hickman County. In 1860 Hickman Co. census Susan E. Adair living with Neafels. In 1860 Hickman Co. census a widow living in 13th District with 3children: Mary A., Robert and Alise may have been married to a brother of Andrew M. Adair. Widows name Mary Adair. In 1811 Issac Adair married Polly Granger in Maury County. Jacob Adair married Polly Wilkerson in Maury County 1815. Also, an A. D. Adair was associated with McCarty in real estate business in Atlanta Georgia. Some of our family believe he was a brother to Andrew M. Adair, our grandfather. A Robert Adair was married to Belle Kelley June 25, 1876 in Hickman County. May be son of widow Mary Adair listed with 3 children in Hickman County 1860 census. Submitted by Flora Adair, widow of Frank C. Adair.