re: Robert ADAIR with Messrs. JB Borley, John Ridgely, John Moale, Robert Alexander, William SMITH and Andrew BUCHANAN who were appointed commissioner to build the Prison and Court House which the act directed should be constructed on the upper part of Calvert Street, next to Jones Falls."
Robert Adair was the sheriff of Baltimore. He may also have been a tailor when a customer was struck and killed by lightening whilst having a fitting.
Robert Alexander may have been Robert Adair's bro-in-law and also executor of his will.
"Maryland Historical Magazine", vol. 35, page 257, First Presbyterian Church Membership. The index lists : Adair, Buchanan, p.257 Adair, Christie, p.257 ........................... Mary Buchanan and John Smith had children born c.1750s in Carlisle / Lancaster, PA : Robert Smith Samuel Smith Margaret Smith Mary Smith. The family moved to Baltimore. Robert Smith became Secretary of State under Jefferson and later Secretary of the Navy.
Was Mary Buchanan a relative of Buchanan Adair ? Thankyou