re: William Adair, b.1781 in Chester (County?), SC. He was a veteran of the 1812 War (joining in SC with ............ ?) (under Andrew Jackson) and a Major in the Black Hawk War of 1831-32. He d. 1856 at Sparta, Randolph Co, IL.
He m. (1) a dau of James Brown prob. in Perry Co, IL, by whom he had a son and a dau (would her name have been Maxwell-Brown ?); and (2) 1835 Rebecca Taggart (b 1796 Abbeville SC, m. John Lacy 30 Nov 1819, widowed about 1833 in Randolph Co, IL), with whom he had twins: William Adair and Mary Jane Adair, b. 1837. .......................... There was a Philipp J. Helgenberg of St. Louis Co. Missouri, William Adair andFerdinand Maxwell who were granted land in Springfield, Randolph Co, Illinois in 1857. Was this William Adair the twin son of William who d.1856 ?
Ferdinand Maxwell was mentioned in the article below : HUGH H. MAXWELL-- was born in Dublin, Ireland, and d.1833. His wife was b. 1795 in Kaskaskia, (Springfield)Illinois, and d.1862 in Fort Gage, Illinois. Children were: FERDINAND MAXWELL, Pierre Menard MAXWELL, and others. Ferdinand Maxwell, bro of P. M. Maxwell was marr. to Carolina Allen.
In the Headright Certificate issued to him March 1, 1838 for one-third of a league of land by the Liberty County Board of Land Commissioners it is stated that PIERRE MENARD MAXWELL (bc.1810 ?) came to Texas in 1835.
In Comptroller's Military Service Record No. 502 it is certified that he served in the army from March 6 to May 30, 1836. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company at San Jacinto and on November 17, 1838 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 609 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. (Did he serve with William Adair ?
He served in Capt Franklin Hardin's Company from July 7 to Oct 7, 1836 (?)and for this in 1838 he received Bounty Cert No. 4205 for 320 ac. He was residing in Liberty Co 1839.