From the 1802 Knox Co. Tennessee estate papers of James Adair (Administrative Settlements Vol. 1, pages 99, 100, 105, 119, 153, 154):
July Sessions 1802:Inventory of the Estate of James Adair. ...John Adair Adm.
On motion of John Adair Junior administration is granted him on the Estate of James Adair deceased as hath been sworn and entered intobond with Hugh Fonacy (??) and John Adair his securities in the Sum of One Thousand Dollars with condition as the law directs.
October Sessions 1802:Account of the Sales of the Estate returned to Court Purchasers include John Adair Jr. David Adair Jr. David Adair Sr. JesseTerry George McNutt James Spence John Terry Andrew Caruthers Samuel McKinley
April Sessions 1803:Further account of sales of the estate Purchasers include John Adair Junior Isaac Anderson Benjamin Wheeler John Adair Senior David Adair Junior John Adair
July Sessions 1804:Ordered that James White and Robert Houston esquires be commissioned to settle with the Administrator of the estate of James Adair deceased, and make report thereof to next Court.
October Sessions 1804:John Adair Junior Administrator of the estate of James Adair Dec'd Dt? To amount of the sales of said deceased's estate $694.47 By David Adair Junr's proven account45 John Adair Adm. own account 43.61 Amount of fees paid Clerk 6.10 there appears to be in the hands of the Administrator five hundred and seventy nine dollars 76 cents which sum he the said Administrator claims for and on account of a certain bond for Six hundred acres of Land of first and second rate on Roaring River, dated_______ given by the deceased to him the said John Adair, which bond is attested by David Adair Senr and David Adair, which bond the Commissioners do not think it their province to alow. R. Houston James White Commissioners
Anybody have a guide to these Adairs?John Sr., John Jr., James, David Sr., David Jr., Alexander?
If John Sr. is John Adair the entry taker of Knoxville, who was married to Ellen Crawford, is John Adair Jr. his son or James Adair's son?The John Adair of Wayne County Kentucky, who is believed on the basis of his Revolutionary pension application to be John Adair the entry taker's son, was living in Knox County from 1791 to 1804 or 1805, according to that application and could be this James Adair's administrator.
I have part of David Adair's 1821 Knox Co. will (had to send off for a missing page) - in the part I have he mentions grandson David Adair, grandson Robert Adair, son John Adair, sons David and Alexander Adair, andbrother John Adair.
John Adair the entry taker's will was presented in 1827 - he left all his estate to his wife Ellen, having no mercy on genealogists to come.
Did brothers John, James and David all come from Antrim County to Baltimore in 1770 or 1771?