Hi Barbara, You can't have him - he's mine......Well, I guess we could share.The Rev War Robert Sidney Adair had a son, also Robert Sidney Adair, who became a Judge in Gwinett County Georgia. A Biography of Robert Sidney Adair is included in "The Writings of Richard D. Winn, Judge of the Inferior Court 1879." This and other biographical sketches are included in Volume I The History of Gwinnett County, Georgia 1813-1943, Copyright James C. Flanigan, printed 1943, by TYLER & COMPANY, Hapeville, GA." If you wish I can send a transcript by Email, or if there is any interest, here on the forum.When you dig into it you will find some of the Adair tribal history to be a bit fanciful [particularly the reference regarding a "Boon conpanion to Robert Burns", but in general it seems to be fairly accurate. It contains a lot of ideas for research.
I have assumed that the Augusta County, VA, Rob't Adair of Chalkeys is my ancestor. I don't know if I have proven this fully, but it certainly fits. There are many fascinating tidbits that we can discuss as I'm more than willing to share info.Interestingly, I have not seen a connection between Addair and Adair.That is astonishing due to the MANY ways Adair is spelled.Maybe the phonetic hard "D" in Addair kept their records relatively pure. My Adairs used a short "A" as in "ah", however I have had acquaintances who use emphasize the long A.They seem to have arrived later in the 1850's potato famine.Or maybe their pronuncation is just a personal preference.
You have caught me at a time when I have renewed interest in this, my mother's family history. If we have a cold wet winter I may become really dedicated. I would like very much to trace them back across the pond - to England?, Ireland? Scotland? Take your pick. Maybe we need to find a male Adair relative and do the DNA thing. I have done so with Kelley with some interesting results. email@example.com