Apologies if this is a duplicate posting - I couldn't find anything about this person:
William Adair shows up first on tax records in Monroe County in 1807 He also appears there in 1809, 1810, 1811, and possibly 1812 (the list is torn - there's clearly a "William A-")In 1811 and (maybe) 1812 there are two William Adairs - one isRev. William Adair, about whom we know a fair amount.This appears to be another William.
The first tax listing that specifies REV. William (1811) lists him with two slaves.Rev. William continues to be listed on the tax list with 2 or 3 slaves through 1830, the last year I checked.The (not Rev.) William listed in 1807, 1809, 1810, 1811 and possibly 1812 has no slaves.
from an index to marriages, Monroe County, p. 1
October 16, 1810 Adair, William; Smith, Catharine, Min. ret. p. 13 (This is from some notes I took over 40 years ago, and didn't reference well - but I believe I found it at Cornell)
August 10, 1809 - William Adair and Aleanor Davis married by Josiah Osborn Greenbrier marriage Book 1-A (Eleanor Davis was wife of Rev. William)
from Morton's History of Monroe County p. 98 there is a land sale, noted as Neel, William - of William (Catharine) Adair - hd Second - P by Michael Penturff - sold to Barnabas Johnson - 1812
Also from the Monroe Co. Order Book #1, p. 306: This indenture of Bargain & Sale from William Adare & Catharine his wife to William Neele acknowledged etc.October 20, 1812
Morton also states that Rev. William Adair first came in 1807, and there is record of a marriage performed by him in May of 1808, to make things more confusing.
The 1810 census for Monroe County lists
William Adair- - 1 - 1 - - - - 1 - 5(M252, Roll 70 p. 6) one male 16-25, one male 45 and over, one female 45and over, 5 slaves
William Adire or Adere- - 1 - - - - -------(M252, Roll 70, p. 33) one male 16-25
Since Rev. William Adair matriculated at Glasgow in 1785, 45 is a more likely age for him than 16-25, although it's a puzzle who the extra young man is.
Anybody recognize the William Adair, a young man who married Catharine Smith in 1810, sold his land in 1812, and disappeared?