Message from Gary - "One point that may be helpful - the family of the Dr. Rev. Samuel Rutherford and the family of John Rutherford, with whom William Adair communicated in 1773 are not the same families.
William Adair of Pall Mall, March 26, 1773, Rutherfurd speaks of “my young family now on your side of the water for their education.”" These two families were in North Carolina at the same time prior to the revolution.
However, they are distant cousins and do spell their names differently:
"Rutherfurd" - John Rutherfurd who descends from the Bowland cadet in Roxburghshire was the employer and relative of Janet Schawe.
"Rutherford" - Dr. Rev. Samuel Rutherford descends from the Hunthill cadet of Roxburghshire.
These two cadets have a common ancestor in the 14th century."