This follow-up message may have appeared more than once. I apologize if so- I am a direct descendant of James Adair of Somerset County, NJ possibly son of James Adair of Piscataway, NJ.
My info is based on both my great great grandmother’s 1876 and her daughter, Cora’s journals 83-87 and 1870 1880 census.
These Adairs are brothers: Shuttleworth(?) There is no reference to him in the journals George W b 1819 wife Mary Rea residence Somerville hardware merchant William N b 1824 1st wife Eliza R, 2nd wife Sarah C miller James b 1827 married to Emma Reed b 1836 children Francis and Cora Greenleaf Adair b1862-my great grandmother John b 1830 wife Phebe residence Perth Amboy undertaker & wheelwright
James b 1827 (& Emma Reed) are my great x2 grandparents. I have been unable to find out his parents and ancestors thus far.
If you could share more information on James Adair Sr and Rachael Kilpatrick I would greatly appreciate it.