That sounds like some great information - do you know if Ms. Brownlee's material or book is available online?I understand the Laurens County library has a copy but beyond that I don't know.I see snippets here and there establishing a James and Eleanor and wonder if the properties match up to anything James and Hannah had.
Do you subscribe that the famous James Adair never lived in Laurens County?I don't see any evidence but a lot of folks seem to think he did.Which John Adair do you think is adjacent to James and Eleanor?I see snippets showing the possibility of a closely related Elisha Adair as well, but the big mystery to me is why James and Hannah's kids were fond of the name Isaac.
There's a clue somewhere in this snippet as an Elizabeth Adair who married the John Jones in this document had sons Issac and Elisha:
9 Feb 1791, 17 Mar 1791. William Huddleston of Laurens County, blacksmith, to Patrick Bryan, in trust for the heirs of John Jones, deceased, 250 acres on branch of Duncan’s Creek, being part of 476 acres granted to Huddleston, adjacent to John Adair, now in possession of Patrick Bryan in his wife’s right of dower and administrator of estate and guardian to the heirs of John Jones, deceased. Signed by: William Huddleston, Jane (her x mark) Huddleston. Witnessed by: Robert Hanna, Thomas Ewing, John Adair. Ewing made probate 17 Mar 1791 before Joseph Downs. [Laurens County Deed Book __, pp. 335-336]
The John Adair in this document can't be the son of Joseph who died in 1782, and when you thrown in the following document, it appears to be the John, Sr. commonly attributed as the brother of Edward and son of the famous James Adair as he married Jean Faires:
6 Mar. 1790, 14 Oct. 1790. John Adair and wife, Jean, to William Davis, all of Laurens Co., for £40, 100 acres on Duncan’s Creek of Enoree River in Laurens Co., originally granted to said John Adair on 5 June 1786. Bounded by Joseph Adair, James Miller, Joseph Glenn, John Jones. Witnessed by: Ayres Gorely, Sally Jones. Gorely made probate 21 Sept. 1790 before John Hunter, JP. [Laurens County Deed Book __, pp. 277-278]
But if Jean Faires is still alive in 1791, it can't be the John, Sr. who married the Indian in 1781.This also shows that James and Eleanor, having sold their land to Jones, were a stones throw from Joseph.The question to me is the proper placement of Elizabeth who being born in 1754(?) may be a sister to our James?The Huddleston is also interesting insofar as a Robert Adair reportedly married a Rebecca Huddleston in New Jersey.
I'd sure like to know who the Isaac Asair was who signed the Williams' Petition, which seems to be a veritable roll call of Adairs.Would appreciate any records you could point me to that make the case for James being the son of James and Eleanor.