" At the urging of his patrons and friends George Galphin and his neighbor Lachlan McGillivray, James Adair set about upon a work examining the life and customs of the indigenous people of the American southeast. Adair dedicated his book to these men."
Would James Adair have known the Galphin family in Ireland ?
6 Feb 1735, Letters of Admin. granted estate of Thomas Galphin of Tullamore, County Armagh, Ireland. Thomas Galphin, bc.1662 Tullamore, Co. Armagh, d.1735 co. Antrim, N. Ireland (near James Adair family ?) mc. Barbara Rankin, bc.1663, had children:
1.Susannah Galphin m. Isaac Young who had .......1a. Isaac Young b.1698, co. Antrim, emig. to America. 2.George Galphin bc.1709 d.1789 .......m. 28 Sep 1736 Eniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland ..........to Catherine Saunderson .......m. 1 July 1742, St. Philip, Charleston, S.C. ......(Fur Trader, friend and patron of James Adair) 3.Robert Galphin 4.Judith Galphin 5.Martha Galphin