The Indian Territory, Its Chiefs, Legislators and Leading Men (written c.1886?) (Judge) John Thompson ADAIR married Jan. 1840 to Penelope MAYFIELD and they settled near Tulu, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, near the Indian Territory line, (Oak Grove, Adair, Oklahoma) beside the present family home. (Was this about 10-15 miles west of Blackburn, Washington County, Arkansas ?)
They had a family of nine children, two having died in infancy. Their oldest child, Jesse M. ADAIR, was born November 28, 1841, then followed Rachel Lavina, Sarah R., Oscar F., Edward Everett, John H. and Samuel Houston ADAIR, the youngest, who is slightly over thirty years of age.