Judge J. T. and Penelope Adair's home is still standing, east of Stilwell, OK, west of Evansville and Cane Hill, AR. Their mailing address was Evansville, AR. Judge Adair bought the home in 1837 that had been built by a Mr. Bryan or Bryant in 1832, when Judge Adair, his young wife Frences, his widowed mother Rachel, and several nieces and nephews of his deceased sisters, came west after they were forced from their home following the Georgia lottery of Cherokee owned property.Judge Adair's grandmother, Gahoga, was Cherokee, and his grandfather, John Adair was a trader from Ireland. His father, Walter, had served as a councilor and judge for the Cherokee Nation and died shortly before the family moved west.Judge Adair's wife Frances died shortly after arriving in the west. Penelope Mayfield came from what is now southeastern Tennessee, near Benton, as a teenager with her family in the Busheyhead Detachment during the removal of the Cherokee people to the west.She and Judge Adair married.Their oldest son, Jesse, died during the Civil War.His brother Oscar, who was my grandfather, also served in the Civil War with Stand Watie.Judge Adair's home still belongs to a descendant, but is no longer lived in, and is in much need of repair. A number of letters exchanged between Judge Adair and Penelope when he was traveling on business, and during the Civil War, are in the State Archives in Oklahoma City. He served as a delegate from the Cherokee Nation to Washington in 1853, and while there attended the inaugeration of the President, Pierce, I believe.