Thank you for your reply, Patrice.Several is putting it mildly.
Here's what's troubling me:there is a John Adair who applied for a Revoluionary War pension in 1832 from Wayne County Kentucky, where he had been living since 1804 or 1805 (before that he lived in Knox County, Tennessee, and before that Sullivan County, North Carolina).It appears from that application that he is the son of John Adair the entry taker and early settler of Knoxville, Tennessee and his wife Eleanor Crawford, although he might actually be a nephew (see message 6238 and 6291).
But where is the evidence linking this John to the John Adair who married Mary O'Donnell around 1770 and the John Adair who married Elizabeth McKnight Burgess in 1791, and are THEY the same?Wayne County, Kentucky is nowhere near either Ohio or Augusta County, Virginia.
There's also my John Addair, son of James Addair, in Montgomery County, Virginia and later Cabell Co., VA, and Lawrence Co, KY (various records from 1804 to 1830).And another John Adair in Greenbrier, and later Monroe County, Virginia, from 1796-1809 - he has an apparent son John Jr. (John Jr. appears the same year (1803) that John Sr. drops from 2 tithes to 1, making pretty certain they were at least in the same household), and my John's son John wasn't born until 1814.Too many Johns, alas!
Is there a will for the John Adair who died in Madison County, Ohio?