John Adair, Sr., b. 1750 in Northern Ireland, (son of John Adair and Ellen Crawford), m. Elizabeth McKnight 11 Jun 1791 Staunton, Augusta Co, VA, d. 3 Nov 1824 Madison Co, OH. Will: dated Nov 1820. Recorded 03 Nov 1824. Wife: Elizabeth Sons: Robert McKnight, John, William, Joseph (Ewing ??), Samuel, Edward K.
Daughters: Elizabeth, Nancy.
Executors: sons, John and Samuel and wife, Elizabeth. Signed: Jno. Adair Senr. Witnesses: John & Wm. T. DAVIDSON, Adam COON.
John Adair came to America with Cornwallis' Army, departed England 03 Feb 1776, arrived Fear Island, 03 May 1776.
Deserted British Royal 7th. Foot Fusiliers, 05 May 1780, at CHARLESTON, SC. (After he had been captured ?)