Andrew Adair b. before 1740 (or 1745 ?) d.1773, Williamsburg Co, SC. Andrew's (1st ?) son was James Adair b. before 1763. Andrew's (2nd ?) son Samuel Adair had father-in-law, Samuel Blackwell who served under Marion in the Rev. War. Samuel Adair d. 1794/1799, Williamsburg, SC( Samuel's widow remarried McCLAREY / McCLEARY) Andrew's (3rd?) son William Adair may have also served under Marion in the Rev. War.
Would the above Adair / McCleary families be related to the McCleary family in Mecklenburg Co, (below) and possibly the Irwin and Moore families ?Thankyou.
Steele Creek Township, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina McClure / McCleary / McClary / McLeary
Mecklenburg County, NC Court Minutes, Book 1, 1774 – 1780 Deeds: William BARNETT to Robt McCLEARY 9 Feb 1778 18 acres of land by the oath of Ezekl. POLK
Thomas McCLURE & Agnes his wife and John Bole? to Robert McCleary 200 acres of land 17 April 1771 Proved by David Robinson.
James and Patrick SCOTT William McCLAREY 200 acres 16 Dec 1779 Proved by Wm. RICHEY
July Court 1777: Robert McCLARY appointed Tax assessor in Robert IRWIN’s Dist (Capt. Co.) constable was Matthew KNOX and other tax assessors were David REED and Francis MOORE, Sr.
Robert McCREA (McCree) to Samuel McCLARY 20 acres 26 Sep 1777
Deed Abstracts of Mecklenburg Co., NC, Books 10-14 Bk. 13, p. 405: 31 Jan 1786. Wm. BARNETT, late of Mecklenburg, to Francis SMART for 100 pounds 250 acres on the main Sugar Creek including the plantation where Smart now lives and adj. Robert McCLEARY. Said land is part of 2 tract patented to John BARNETT, Sr. Witnesses: Robt. IRWIN,John BARNETT and George White SMARTT. Note: Be it remembered that about 18 acres of the land described in this deed was sold previously to Robert McCleary and are not included in this transaction although the parcel is included in the courses described. Proved in Jan 1788 Ct. by oath of Robt. IRWIN.
Mecklenburg Deeds: Book 4, p. 519-520: James David of Tryon Co. planter to Arthur Patterson of Meclenburg for 200 As on waters of Shugar Creek between the lands of James Johnston and Robert McCLARY, formerly conveyed by John DAVIS to James DAVIS. Wit: John DAVIES and Samuel McCLEARY.
Vol 9, 30th book. P101: 23 April 1771 John DAVIS of Mecklenburg to Thomas Polk of same land on the waters of Sugar Creek adj. Elijah Alexander, Saml McCLERY 50 acres conveyed by deed from Henry McCULLOH 24 Feb 1767… Wit: Adam Alexander, John SLOAN