Barbara, seems like Adrians kept lousy records. Let me start with beginning:
(1)John David Adrian (b abt 1750 m. Rachel Fleming. They had 7 children--one of them Fleming Fowler Adrian, sr., b 10 Sept 1871, York District, S.C.
(2)Fleming Fowler Adrian, Sr., b abt 1787 married Mary McDonald (lst wife). They also had 7 children, one of them named Flem Fowler Adrian, Jr., (no birth date), another James Fowler Adrian (no birth date) Birth date for John David German Adrian, b 3-18-1815, d 10-29-1887;
(3)John David German Adrian, b 3-18-1815, Georgia married Winnie Dyer, lst wife. Married Oct 28, 1834 in Carroll City, GA., They had 11 children, one of whom was named Fleming Fowler Adrian, one named James Wily Dyer Adrian. Sarah Turner McAdams was 2nd wife and they had 4 children. They were married April 15, 1856.
(4)William Fowler Adrian, b May 31, 1840, d Nov 14, 1879, Texas married Thelestrus A. Bell, lst wife, she died Jan 16, 1862 in Childbirth, baby died abt July 16, 1862. William Fowler Adrian married Julia Frances Tate, 2nd wife, b. Apr 17, 1850, d nOV 14, 1937. Married March 7, 1867, Arbacoochie, Alabama.They had 5 children, One of them, James Albert Adrian, b Dec 5 1872, d Jan 7, 1959, Fresno, CA was my grandfather. Another Willie Frances Adrian was my great aunt. She was born Mar 17, 1880, Texas. Julie Frances (*Tate) Adrian after the death of William Fowler Adrian remarried a man named J. O. January and they had a daughter, Estelle January, b 10-17-1883.
HERE COMES THE MYSTER: A James Adrian was the 1st husband of Rebecca Arnn Armstrong, who was born 9 Mar 1819, d 18 Sept 1907. James Adrian and Rebecca Armstrong had two children: William Fowler Adrian, b May 31, 1840, d Nov 14, 1879, Texas, and John David Adrian, b June 17, 1838, d Nov 7, 1864 in battle at Richmond, Virginia. Rebecca Armstrong then married David V. Crider on September 4, 184. No children of this marriage.
THE BIG QUESTION IS WHICH JAMES ADRIAN was the husband of Rebecca Ann Armstrong? We find a James "F", "M"--none of these names seem to fit into the names of the descendant children of those mentione above. The Crider/Armstrong Bible, I believe, shows his name to be James M. Adrian (but I don't find a James M. Adrian in the chronological order of things.
The descendants of Margaret Arnmstrong (see www.familytreemaker.com) shows her daughter Rebecca Armstrong married to James "M" Armstrong. Margaret Armstrong's record of Kinship, also shows John David Adrian and and Willam Frank Adrian, as her 3 great grandsons. Again, it shows the husband James M. Adrian to be Rebecca Armstrong, her 2nd great granddaughter.
I hope this information will be of great help to the descendants of John David Adrian and Rachel Fleming.
I'm still wanting to know about James "__" Adrian, husband of Rebecca Armstrong. Thanks to all.Jenelle