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History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin,O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.p. 731.
[Nicholas County][Carlisle City and Precinct]
G. W. ADAIR, D.D.S., Carlisle, son of Richard and Mary (Tarr) Adair,(see Robert Tarr's history in Millersburg Precinct), the paternal ancestry of Scotch-Irish descent, but a native of Maryland, emigrated to Nicholas County about 1815, where he resided the principal part of the
time until his death.His occupation was that of tanning, which he followed during his life-time, in connection with agricultural pursuits.
He died at 77 years of age, leaving a large family of which our subject was the youngest, and an estimable wife, who followed him to the grave
in the winter of 1875, aged 81 years.Three sons of the family have received a degree of notoriety in the dental and medical professions.
R. M. Adair, now of Mt. Sterling, one of the first dentists of the blue grass region, a graduate of the Baltimore Dental College; J. J., now deceased, also a graduate of the Baltimore College, and of the Louisville
Medical College.Our subject was born Aug. 16, 1838; received a common school education and remained on the farm until about the age of twenty years, when he began the study of dentistry with his brother R. M., at
Mt. Sterling; thence to Cincinnati with Dr. J. Taft, one of the professors in the Cincinnati Dental College; here he remained a short time, subsequently returning to Mt. Sterling.He began the practice of his chose profession in 1858, locating a short time subsequent in Carlisle,
where he has since been doing a large business.He was married Oct. 29, 1861, to Miss Mary H. Henry, daughter of Richard Henry, and his wife, a Miss Henshaw, both of Harrison County.By this marriage there have been
two daughters--Sally B. and Lucy O.He has held for a number of years the office of town trustee, is a member of the Masonic Order and Knights Templar, now filling the position of Commander of the Carlisle Commandery,
No. 18, and an esteemed and an honored citizen, and with his family belongs to the Baptist Church.
Adair Tarr Taft Henry Henshaw
Harrison-KY Montgomery-KY Jefferson-KY Hamilton-OH MD
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin,O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.p. 519.
[Bourbon County][Millersburg Precinct]
ROBT. TARR, farmer; P. O. Millersburg; was born near Carlisle, May 2,1828, where his parents removed a short time before his birth, from Bourbon County, returned in 1838 and settling the farm on which Mr. Tarr now lives.His father was John B. Tarr, a native of Nicholas, born
March 4, 1801; he of Charles Tarr, born upon the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The wife of Charles was Miss Bishop, who, soon after being united in marriage, came to the western part of Nicholas County, on Hinkston, which was soon after the year 1790, and became one of the prominent men of the county at that early day.In about 1831 he moved to Adams County, Ill.,
with all his family except a >> daughter, who married Richard Adair, "The Tanner" of Nicholas County,<< and John B., the father of our subject, who remained in the Blue Grass region, where he engaged in farming and raised a family by Milly Turner. (See hist.)The result of this union was five sons and two daughters: Wm., born June 22, 1825.He began life a poor boy; his first enterprise was that of raising watermelons, afterward engaged in framing upon rented land with his brother Robert, when, after a few years, their labors having been crowned with success,
they dissolved partnership, each beginning business for himself; Wm. subsequently engaged in distilling, trading and real estate speculation, through which he has become one of the money kings of the Blue Grass region; the second of the family was Charles, born Sept. 15, 1826, died
a young man; the subject of this sketch, who devoted his life to agriculture and stock raising; he was for a number of years a director in the Millersburg Bank, and at the death of the president he was elected to that position; Martha, born Jan. 5, 1830, married Tice Hutzell, and
after his death, married a Mr. Penn, who is also deceased; James, born Jan 21, 1832, married a Miss Piper and moved to Pettis County, Mo., where he died; his wife is now a Mrs. Porter, of Millersburg; John, a resident of Flat Rock (see hist.); Mary E., born Aug. 30, 1841 became
the wife of Col. Sampson D. Archer, of Keokuk, Iowa, where he died and where his family now reside.The subject of this sketch was married Sept. 5, 1861, to America Layson, daughter of Robt. Layson (deceased) and Catharine Kennedy.They have three children--Anna Lee, wife of Jas.
L. Shackelford, of Maysville, Robt. L. and John Bishop.
Tarr Bishop Adair Turner Hutzell Penn Piper Porter Archer Layson Kennedy Shackelford
Nicholas-KY Adams-IL Pettis-MO IA MD
Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green, Cincinnati, 1889, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1959. pp. 75-76. [Mercer county].
JOHN ADAIR McDOWELL, their oldest son [Samuel McDowell, of Mercer], was born in Mercer county, May 26, 1789; was well educated at the best schools in the state; studied law in Mason county under Alexander K. Marshall, who had married one of his aunts, and who was one of the ablest lawyers in the state, as well as one of the most intellectual
members of that extensive family.John Adair McDowell was with General Samuel Hopkins in his expeditions against the Illinois Indians in the fall of 1812, rendering valuable services to that officer.When Governor Shelby called upon the men of Kentucky to meet him at the mouth
of the Licking with their rifles, with the inspiring promise, "I will lead you," his old friends, the McDowells, were of the earliest to respond, and John Adair McDowell again went into the field.Shelby at once placed him on his confidential staff, and as an aide he was with
the hardy, brave old soldier at the Thames, and throughout all the arduous campaign.When very young, he had married Lucy Todd Starling, a daughter of William Starling and Susannah Lyne, who were then residents of Mercer county.After the close of the war, Major McDowell was induced by Lucas Sullivant, who had married a sister of his wife, to
remove to Columbus, Ohio, whither he went, in 1815, immediately entering upon a successful career as alawyer.In 1819, he was appointed attorney for that state; he was a member of the Ohio Legislature in 1820, '21; his abilities and attainments received appropriate recognition in his appointment as Judge of the Circuit Court for the Columbus District, a position to which he gave dignity, and held at the time of his death, in the prime of a vigorous manhood, in 1823.
Handsome in person, of graceful manner, amiable temper, and decided character, he won affection and respect from all; death alone interfered between him and the highest honors of his adopted state. 1.His daughter, Anne, born in 1810, married John Winston Price, of Hillsboro.
Her husband was a descendant of the second William Randolph, of Turkey Island, whose wife was a Miss Beverly; also of the gifted Winstons, from whom came Patrick Henry, the Prestons, of South Carolina, and General Joseph E. Johnston, of the Confederate army. Mr. Price had been a law student under his relative, Chief Justice Marshall, and was for many years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the Hillsboro District.
They had many children. 2.Another daughter of Major John Adair McDowell married Hon. John A. Smith, a lawyer of Hillsboro, who was honored by the people among whom he lived by election several times to the state legislature to two constitutional conventions, and as congressman for the district several terms.They also have a large family.
McDowell Marshall Hopkins Shelby Starling Lyne Sullivant Price Randolph Beverly Henry Preston Johnston
Mason-KY IL OH SC