re: Alexander Adair, b. 5 June 1829, Wigtownshire, Scotland, IGI C118874. chr. 24 June 1829 Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire, Scotland, (son of James Adair b. 1800 Ayrshire, Scotland) & Janet Ross b. 1802), m. Mary Noble b. 4 July 1842 (St. John's ?) New Brunswick, CAN. d. 14 Sep 1916, Duvall, WA, USA.
Would be interesting to know of other Adairs of Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire to see if they were from Ayrshire, Scotland. ----------- Another source had: James Adair d. 1837, New Richmond, Quebec, Canada and Janet Adair (nee Ross) d. 1851.
I just "collect" Adairs from off the internet, and am a very amateur family history person, so everything I post to this Forum needs to be checked for accuracy.
I am not sure if this Ross family may have been descendants of Rev. Ross who may have been a schoolmaster and ran a school for the Cathcart of Genoch family.
This Adair family seemed to be related to just about everyone, and it is very easy to get all the Jameses, Alexanders and Thomases mixed up.Perhaps someone in Canada may be able to help.
Best regards,Please let us know if you have any further information on these Adairs.Thanks.