COLONIAL OFFICE, Class 5 (CO5) files, c.1700s ADAIR surname. The following list was found on pages 50-51 in the first of three volumes labeled Foreman Transcripts, London Public Record 0ffice.
The volume is described as "Correspondence between John Stuart, Superintendent for Indian Affairs for the Southern District of North America, and the Cherokees; and miscellaneous Indian documents relating to Indian Affairs.
1 February 1766 to 2 February 1767. (Typed copy, 159 pp.)" The title page of the volume reads, "Public Record Office (London), Colonial Office, Class 5, (CO5) Number 67 (on binding, 'Plantations General'). Secured by Grant Foreman. Copy deposited July 1, 1937."
[P. 85] A List of Traders and Packhorsemen in the Chickasaw Nation 22 Jan 1766.
John Sims (? rel. of widow Sims who m. Adair ?) Moses Price (from ?) Henry Dukes / Duke (? Three Rivers Historial Society) Michael Creadle James Calbert / Colbert Richard Hyde William Gilchrist James Crongleton Alexr Mc Intosh John Francis (rel. of Foster)............ Benjamin Sealy Alexr Curtone(?) John Gooding Anthony Danford John Highrider William Kemp John Mc Bean / Bean William James Arthur Cruise John Burrowson Francis Mc Cartan James Andrews George Scott.............. Daniel Derise Robert Hannah............. George Wood Richard Stuart.............. Elias Campbell (partner of James Adair ?) James Adair (had town lot(s) in Charleston)
By the above list it appears, that there are [P. 86] thirty white men in the Chactaw [sic] Nation, which does not contain more than 350 men fit to bear arms; for which number of hunters, three Traders would be fully sufficient.