The will of William Adair of Augusta Co seems to have mentioned some of the same names as those in the will of John Wilson.Some muddled notes for Barbara - ............................... John Houston Jr. & Margaret Mary Cunningham had the following children 1. James Houston.
2. Robert Houston, bc.1719-1720 Ireland. ...Buried in Blue Ball Cemetery, Rockbridge Co. VA. ...m. Margaret or Mary Davidson (dau of Samuel Dunlap?) ............................................ James Houston, b. 18 Apr 1715, at ............ N. Ireland, m. 17 Jun 1749 at Staunton, Augusta Co. Va to Agnes Wilson who d. 1765 at Staunton. His name appears in Augusta Co court records 9 Dec 1745 - 1778. c.1765 he was granted land on Back Creek of Roanoke at "Turkey Bottom", and in "forks of James River".
(Eckenrodes Soldiers of Virginia, Augusta County) : James Houston was in French and Indian Wars, was listed as an armourer in Captain Blagg's Company, under command of Col. Byrd (Byrd / Bird / Baird m. Adair ?) and was discharged 1761 or 1764 (for which service he was granted land in Virginia.
Was the father of Robert Sidney Adair also granted land then ?)
Was Col. Bryd of America or was he with an English or Irish Company or Regiment ?
John Wilson m. Anne Adair and then Anne was step-mother of Mrs. Agnes Houston ?
In Borden's (grant, VA) John Wilson, "the farmer," (originally from Ireland, then ............., America ?) resided 5 miles to the west on Moffett's Creek. When he died in 1754, his will named second wife Anne (nee Adair), daus Mary and Agnes Wilson (m. Houston ?) by a first wife, and infant sons James and William.
Agnes Wilson (b.prior 1733) appears to have been of age in 1754 was in the right place at the right time to be the wife of James Houston (from Ireland and then of .........., America) who, in 1765, was granted (?) land at the "forks of the James River". (This would have been after the birth-date of Robert Sidney Adair who mc. 1779 ? ).
There was a James Addair b. Bucks Co, PA who also had land in the "forks of the James River".
AUGUSTA CO. VA., WILLS Page 62. 4th May, 1754. JOHN WILSON, farmer To infant son James Wilson, 400 acres adjoining Duncan's line, and field commonly called Patterson's (was Paterson the sheriff in Staunton before or after Robert Adair in 1761 ?) to infant son William Wilson, to wife Anne (nee Adair, relative of .............. ?) , dau Mary (bc.1740?) to live with her step-mother (Anne Adair) until of age, dau Agness / Agnes Wilson bc.1730-33 (m. 1749 James Houston). Executors, Roger Keys and wife Anne ...........(?) Teste: Alex. McMullen. Esther McMullen ...(McMolan in will of William Adair) Sarah Keys ...(nee Adair, dau of ............., ....do these dates tie in with other info ?). Proved, 21st August, 1754, by Esther McMullen and Sarah Keys. Roger Keys refuses to execute, and Anne qualifies, with sureties Roger Keys, Thomas Storey.
Was Sarah Adair (Keys) rel of Robert Adair who was appointed Constable of Staunton in 1761 ? (Were the constables members of the military ?)
Was Sarah Adair’s father William Adair who d. in Virginia (who left a library of books).