Caron, would you be able to assist Phyllis in her research? Thankyou.
John Adair, Jr. Our 4th Great Grandfather Born 1754 Donegore, Antrim, Ireland (Donegore records ?) Died Aft. 1838 possibly in Wayne County, Kentucky Married Mary O'Donnell 1773 after her death he married Elizabeth (Burgess) McKnight 1791
He came to America with his father when he was around 17 - 18 years old.
He lived in Sullivan County, North Carolina when he entered the service of the U. S. as a Volunteer Private Soldier to go against the Indians.They marched to the Head of Clinch River, a place called the Elk Garden and Blackmore's Fort - it was against the Indians that they marched, in the latter part of the year 1776 or the early part of October 1777 - the Indians were of the Shawnee Tribe, and commanded by a chief called LOGAN.
1777 or 1778 he was drafted as a private in the Militia, for the term of 6 months. He lived then in Sullivan County, N. C.
1777 or 1778 CAPTAIN GEORGE BROOKS commanded a company which marched over the country, about the Head of Clinch River and sometime on the Head Waters of Big Sandy. They marched against the Indians and had frequent skirmishes - one above Elk Garden - served 6 months and was discharged and returned home to Sullivan Co., N. C.
In the spring following, he volunteered first a private in the Militia in Sullivan Co., N. C. to watch the Indians as a SPY in a company commanded by CAPTAIN ELLIOTT. He spied about the head waters of Clinch, also on the Old Kentucky Road and frequently near a place called Flat Lick. He received a written discharge.
March 1st, his father was drafted as a private in the Militia to march and be forted at the Mouth of the North Fork of the Holston to defend the frontier from the depredations of the Indians.
He went in the place of his father, and was located principally at the fort at the Mouth of the North Fork of Holstein.
DAR Supplemental application approved for Caron Withers, NSDAR 776210