Hi Cherokee Adair cousins! Here is the will of John Adair with children listed by which mother. His daughter, Charlotte is my grgrgrandmother who married John Bell Jr. Hope this helps.
Abstracts of Abbeyville Dist Wills and Bonds on file in the Abbeville, SA Courthouse. Condensed version: Will of John ADAIR pp176-179: Wife Jean. Land at Flat Shoal River below Fish Trap called Walters Trap, joins Kye's line. Son Samuel. Son Walter to have one third of debts due me in the Cherokee Nation which he is about to collect. Walter to make title to Thomas Benjamin Adair for plantation where I now live. To daughter Charlotte. To son John 224 acres on Conneross purchased of JAMES BAIRD. Son Edward owes me considerable sum. I also purchased note from James Head paid forty two dollars for relapsing and carrying through some lands. This I request him to make title to my son Thomas Benjamin Adair. Son James land where I now live, joining Cane Creek, John MOORE and SLOAN. Daughter Jane (?). Son William Henry land on Rusk's Still House Branch. Son Charles D. Adair Son Washington Adair. Son Benjamin Franklin Adair. Son John Alexander Adair land in fork between Cane Creek and Little River. Furniture and stock kept together and plantation cultivated for support of children until they marry or come of age. Dated 4 November 1815. Proven 4 Dec. 1815. Witnesses: Samuel Boydstun, Thomas Lanier. Executors: Joseph Reid, Samuel Boydston, Capt. David Sloan.
Children of John Adair (and Jane Kilgore) James Adair bc1792 Thomas Benjamin Adair bc1794 m. Rachel Lynch Margaret Jane Adair b11 Mar 1797 m. Wm. Richardson Nicholson William Henry Adair bc1798 Charles Duncan Adair bc1800 George Washington Adair bc1802 Elbert Earl Adair bc1804 Mary Ann Adair bc1806 Benjamin Franklin Adair bc1808 m. Elizabeth Martin John Alexander Adair bc1810
Dr. James Robert Adair, b. 1709, County antrim, Ireland, d. abt 1790 his father is Thomas Adair (1680-1750), mother unknown. Spouse of James is unknown (has a European wife) Occupation: Trader to the Chickasaw Indians, Author
Children: 1. James Adair, Jr., b. 1747, d. 1831, m. Rebecca Montgomery
2. Edward Adair, b. abt 1750, d. ? GA, m. Elizabeth Scott Shepherd
3. John Adair, b. 1753, ?Scotland, d. 1815, m. 1. Nancy GaHoGA Foster, 2. Jennie Kilgore
In Professor Robert L. Meriwether's book, THE EXPANSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1729-1765 (1940). "The Settlement of the Back Country," p. 121: James ADAIR, the Chickasaw Trader, and later author of the HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS, recently ruined in the attempt to win the Choctaws to the English alliance, graced the household of (James) Francis with his presence during 1750 and 1751. He went to the Cherokees in company with HENRY FOSTER, the two carrying two keps of rum and perhaps other Indian trade commodities..." [Copied from FAMILY PUZZLERS, May 17, 1997, Number 1491] http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ADAIR/1997-06/0866508941http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ADAIR/1997-06/0866508941
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