Yes, I would love to see a transcript, preferably on the forum - the more eyes the better in my mind, but if you prefer email my address is listed on the forum.
There's an Adair who was a friend of Robert Burns, but if your Robert is the Robert of Chalkleys, the dates just don't work out, unfortunately...
My James Addair first turns up in Fincastle County in 1772, already married and with at least two, probably three children.Kenny Addair posted a good summary here http://genforum.genealogy.com/adair/messages/2999.htmlhttp://genforum.genealogy.com/adair/messages/2999.html
His descendants are mapped out in Pulaski County court records of the estate settlement of his oldest son, also James Addair, who died unmarried and without a will around 1846.A descendant, James Trabue, posted them here http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/pulaski/court/adair.txthttp://files.usgwarchives.org/va/pulaski/court/adair.txt Without this I don't think we would have figured out our relationship to James.
The spelling of his name varies - Odear, Adair, etc., but about 1788 or so he seems to have settled on Addair.Sometimes it shows up spelled two different ways in the same document.Most of his descendants dropped the extra "d."I think just about all the American Addairs today are descendants of three of his grandsons, John, William and Moses Addair, who ended up in McDowell County, WV.All three are sons of his third son, John (another brother, Samuel, didn't move to McDowell County, and didn't add the "d").The name gets pronounced both ways - ahDARE,AYdare.My closest relatives said ahDARE.
My family told us (and my uncles still believe) that the name was Adair as late as the 1870's, and that my great grandfather Harvey Addair (son of John) added the extra "d" to disassociate himself from his relatives (descendants of William and Moses), who then all also added an extra "d."They were all unaware of James...
That was probably as clear as mud.
I am aware of a couple male Addairs of this branch, although they are distant cousins, and I have only met them online doing genealogy.My great great grandfather John has no living male descendants.DNA could be very interesting.
Regarding origins, I ran across a lawsuit in Montgomery County in which my James sued a neighbor and his wife for calling him a hog thief.Part of his statement was "whereas he the sd James Adair hath been a good and Lawfull Citizen of this Commonwealth from the time of his nativity and was of an honest name ..."which is the sum total of all I know about where he came from.
it's already cold and wet here in Upstate New York - we've had snow on the ground since Tuesday.Hope to hear from you.