HUGH ADAIR, a member of the School Commission for the Second District of Delaware County, New York, was born in Kortright, December 22, 1864, a son of William M. and Eliza (Black) Adair. His paternal grandfather, James Adair, was a native of Scotland (see census - bc.1777 Ireland ?), where he spent his early years, afterward going to Ireland, and thence to America.
James Adair was by trade a shoemaker, but upon his arrival in this country followed agricultural pursuits. He located in the town of Kortright, and was a resident here until his death. He reared the following family: William M., Robert, James, Margaret, Nancy, Eliza, Mary, and Belle.
William M. Adair's wife was the daughter of William Black, and was born in Ireland. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Adair : James; Elizabeth, the wife of J. L. Clark, of New York City; Margaret, the wife of James Henderson; William; Robert; Hugh; Anabelle; John; and Leonard.
Hugh Adair was educated in the district schools and Delaware Academy. He taught in the Bloomville village school for three years.