re: Jeremiah Stokes, executor of the will proved 1764 of Patrick Adair of Belfast, Ireland and of London, England. Patrick Adair was a partner with a Mr. Jackson.
There was a Jeremiah Stokes, perhaps in Rutherfordton / Rutherfurdtown, North Carolina. Would Jeremiah have been related to the James Adair who gave land for the courthouse there ?
Or would there be an Adair connection to -
Jeremiah Stokes, b.19 June 1736 possibly in Maryland (son of Young STOKES b........ ?& Sarah ALLEN ) d. 18 Feb 1824 Greenville District, SC, m. 14 Feb 1765 Elizabeth Hughes b. 15 Feb 1738. Children : Jonathan Stokes, b. 1766 Teresa / Terry Stokes, b. 1768 Jeremiah Stokes bc.1770 MD Elizabeth Stokes, b. 1773 Levi Stokes, b.1775 John Jeremiah Stokes, b.1777 in MD. Rachel Stokes, b.1779 in Greenville, SC Hughes Stokes, bc.1781
Jeremiah & Thomas Stokes, 23 days, Muster of Capt. William Luckett's Company, Maryland militia, [p100 Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774]
After the Rev. War Jeremiah Stokes moved from MD to Greenville Co SC, and settled on Reedy River also owning lands above JACKSON Grove Church.
12 Jul 1783 - Inv of estate of James Bagley formerly of 96 Dist , was made by Jeremiah Stokes, Nehemiah Howard, & Joseph Little. Lt. Howard of MD had fought at Battle of Cowpens 17 Jan 1781; & under him was a Capt Triplet (Sallie Triplet / Triplett m. Montford Stokes).
1786 - Greenville County formed from former Indian territory. c. 1785/6 portions of Greenville Co may have been considered Laurens County, SC. Many bounty grants for service in the Revolution were for land in Greenville County.
25 Jun 1798 - At a meeting of the Council of Maryland it was ordered that the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Dr. Phil Thomas 24 pounds for use of Jeremiah Stokes (stores furnished). [Maryland Archives Vol 21 p1412]
Civil List - Maryland. Vol.662 p.151, MSA., Clerks of Baltimore County : 1709 John Stokes, resigned to be sheriff March 1716. 1716 resumed office, d. Aug 1732. Humphrey Wells Stokes succeeded his father in 1732, d.1744. 1747 Talbot Risteau, d.1753 married Catherine Stokes, related to previous clerks. ------------------ c.1760 there was a Robert Adair, sheriff of Baltimore Co, MD son of Dr. Alexander Adaire.
Any corrections and additions to above most welcome. Thankyou.