re: "In 1810 James Addair, Sr. married Martitia (called Retitia or Retishe in the marriage bond) Page, the name of his first wife not recorded. In 1817 James Addair and his wife Martitia sold the 880 acres to John Mc Taylor (Montgomery County Marriages; Montgomery County Deed Book F, p. 320). James Addair, Sr. died about 1823 when his appraisal was taken on June 13 of that year. His son James Addair, Jr. was the administrator of the estate (Montgomery County Will Book 4, p. 44)." ....................... and re : James Addair's Ferry. William Tabor signed a petition for James Addair to open a ferry boat in 1791.
James owned several Plantations in Va. After James died His son (James Jr.) then took over his Estate.
After James Jr. died, in 1847 there was a lawsuit of, Summers VS Tunnell regarding the ESTATE OF JAMES ADDAIR JR." .........................
Another Adair / Tunnell connection ? :
William Tunnell m. Mary Maysey (Munsey ?), son :
1. John Tunnell b. 23 Feb 1773, Fairfax Co VA ...d. 11 Jul 1826, nr Robertsville, TN, ...m. Nancy Ann Worthington, 8 Dec 1800, Knox County TN ....From "Tennessee Tidbits 1778 - 1914, Vol III, p 1: ......."Adair, James. ...........Died before 8 April 1816 ...........when John C. Tunnell was granted leave to administer on the Estate. ...........Anderson County Court Minutes, Vol 2 p 83"
From "Tennessee Tidbits 1778 - 1914, Vol III, p 378: "Tunnel, John Died before 9 Oct 1826 when Jesse Worthington as appointed administrator of the Estate. He made bond with Joseph Worthington and Robert Tunnel as security. (And TN, Co Ct Min, 4/42) Robert Galbraith, Joseph Park and Tobias Peters were appointed to lay off an allowance for the support of the Widow and Orphans. (Ibid 43) 8 Jan 1827 Nancy Tunnel was appointed guardian of the children of John Tunnel deceased : Sally, Betsy S, Peggy Ann, Mariah, Emer (?), Nancy, Wm, Sam, James, John C, & Martin J Tunnel"