re: William ADAIR b. 28 Jan 1786 b. Augusta Co VA (son of Cornelius Adair & Elizabeth DAVIS) m. 8 SEP 1808 Mary Ralston b.26 Aug 1790 York Springs, Adams, PA (John Adair, bro of Wm was in Adams Co PA ?) dau of Andrew Ralston b.1753 Scotland and Sophia Waltemyer Mary Adair (nee Ralston) d.1831 Children of William ADAIR & Mary RALSTON : 1. Benjamin Franklin Adair, b.26 July 1809 2. John Newton Adair, b.25 Aug 1811 3. George Washington Adair b 31 Oct 1813 d. 4 Sep 1879 m.1841 Elizabeth E Smith 4. William Andrew Adair b.31 Mar 1816 (went to Iowa ?) 5. Jane Eliza Adair, b.8 APR 1818 6. Mary Sophia Adair, b. 18 APR 1820
William Adair b. Augusta Co. VA and was in the War of 1812. Had son George Washington Adair who helped settle the town of Shell Rock, Iowa.
Jane Eliza ADAIR b.1817 in Virginia m. 1838 in Muscatine Co. Iowa to Charles Leverich. She died in 1855 in Shell Rock, Butler Co., Iowa.
Butler County: April 21st, 1855, was recorded the first chattel mortgage.Ebenezer Walter was the mortgagor, and William Adair the mortgagee, both of Butler County.The chattels mortgaged for 75 dollars were one yoke of red oxen for years old, and one cow and calf. June 26, 1855, was recorded the first articles of local incorporation -- those of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Shellrock.The officers of the Board of Trustees were G. W. Adair, president; Alexander Glenn, vice president; John H. Smith Treasurer and Asa Chance, Secretary.