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My stepfather was the youngest son of Sidney Ella Adair and Cornelius Judson Menefee.
I am now trying to figure out the Adair connection, because in my own family we have Adairs and I am wondering if and when my stepfather's Adair line intersects with ours.
I am also researching Richard Harding, wondering if he was the maternal grandfather - or stepgrandfather - to the Adair children.I am assuming my R.H. Adair is Richard Harding Adair.The fact that R.H. Adair named one of his daughters Sidney, after Sidney Harding, tells me that we are on the right track.
James (15) and Richard (2) Adair lived with Richard Harding at the time of the 1850 Census.Richard (12) and Thomas (10) Adair lived with them at the time of the 1860 Census.
By the 1870 Census, R.H. Adair was married to Elizabeth and living in Sabine, Louisiana, working as a Gospel Minister.
I found a marriage record for a Richard Harding who married Sidney Rundell on March 7, 1843, in Claiborne, Mississippi.That would mean that he was 63-years old when he married Sidney and she would have been 45-years old, if it is the same couple.
So, are the Adair children blood relatives to him or to her?