John Adair, who served in the Revolution and was killed in 1782, left a widow named Sarah who drew a state annuity for his service, according to research entitled EARLY ADAIRS OF LAURENS COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA, compiled by Mildred Brownlee.
John left minor children according to 1785 Laurens Co. Court minutes, named: Benjamin Adair, Jr;Joseph Adair;Martha Adair;Hezekiah Adair;Isaac Adair
Did these children remain in Laurens County,SC?If not, where did they migrate?
Brownlee cites a deed dated 30 Sep 1794to 173 acres on Duncan Creek from John Hansel and wife Sarah (late wife of John Wattson and John Adair, dec'd) and Benjamin Adair, Jr. (Sarah's son and heir of the dec'd John Adair) to Benjamin Adair Sr.
A question Brownlee poses is: Who are the parents of this John Adair who was killed in 1782 with a wife named Sarah? Was he the son of Joseph Adair whose will is dated 9 January 1788 and names wife Susanna; sons James, Joseph Jr., Benjamin; daughters Jean Ramage, Sarah Adair, and Mary Owens.
Or possibly Is this John Adair the son of James Adair and wife Eleanor?Brownlee writes that at least one of the tracts that John's widow Sarah deeded in 1794 to Benjamin Adair, was owned by James and Eleanor Adair in 1784. Has anyone made additional inroads into this generation of Adair's in S.C.?