Knox County Administrative Settlements, Volume 3, pp 245-248, April Sessions 1821
The last Will and Testament of David Adair was produced to Court for probate whereupon John Meek sd.(second?) and John Meek made oath that they saw the said David Adair sign & seal said Instrument of writing & heard him pronounce publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament & that at the time of signing the same he was of sound mind & perfect memory to the best of their knowledge thereof which will is ordered to be recorded and is in the words and figures following to wit -- In the name of God Amen -- I David Adair of Knox County and State of TennesseeBeing of Sound mind and memory, Blessed be God Do this Twentyforth Day of June one thousand eight hundred and nine make publish and declair this my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit----First I gave and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Adair all my household furniture Together with what notes and Cash I am possessed of at my DeceaseAlso I give my Said wife one cow and calf Two Sheep and a equal Share in the (crops?) yearly and her choice of any of my horse (bred?)time during her Natural Life and To be at her Disposal at her Deceas.Second I gave and bequeath to my Son David Adair one half or Equal Moyete of all my lands, Including the plantation whereon I now liveAlso I give to my Son David my waggons and all my farming utensils and ???? grown horse creaturesAll my chattle one negro woman named GinThird I gave and bequeath to my Son Alexander Adair the other half of my lands To include the other half or Equal moyety of my plantation whereon I now liveForth I gave to my Grandson David Adair one Sorrel year old fillyFifth I gave and bequeath to my Grandson Robert Adair one black year old filley Sixthly I gave and bequaith to my Son John Adair an account to Sattle with his uncle John Adair for 200 acers of land as is acknowledged and agreed upon Seventhly I Do hearby appoint Constitute and ordain my Two Sons David and Alexander Adair Executors of this my last will and Testament Together with my Brother John To See that the will may be fulfilled according To the (Contract?) above written and in witness whereof I the Said David Adair Sener have to This my Last will and Testament have Sate my hand and afixed my Seal this Day and year above written Signed Sealled & published and Declared as my Last will and Testament in the presence of us
John Meek Junior David Adair(seal) Robert Nickle?
Whereupon David Adair was qualified as Executor and leave reserved for Alexander Adair to qualify when he may see fit
David Adair Whereas at our Court of pleas and quarter Sessions held for Knox County at the courthouse in Knoxville on the first Monday of April 1821 it appeared to the Court that David Adair late of our Said County had died having first made his last will and Testament in which David and Alexander Adair are appointed Executors and the Said will having been proved and admited to record and the Said David Adair qualified as executor Thereof it was ordered that Letters Testamentary issue & we therefore empower the Said David and Alexander Adair To Take into there possession all and Singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of the Said Testator (and all the legacies specified - crossed out) Wheresoever the Same may be found And all the Just debts of Said Testator And all the Legacies Specified in the Said will well and Truly to pay as far as the Said goods and chattels rights and credits may extend and in all things To administer the Said goods and chattels rights and credits acording to the Tenor of the Said will and the Law of the land. ---- Witness Charles McClung -- Clerk of our Said court at office the first Monday of April one thousand eight hundred and Twenty one(end)
This David appears to be brother of John Adair the entry taker and possibly the James Adair whose estate was administered in 1802.I think it might be open to question whether the John Adair who applied for a Revolutionary War pension from Wayne County, Kentucky is actually the son of John the entry taker, or James (whose estate he appears to have administered), or David (who names a son John in his will)...