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John Adair (b. 09 Jan 1757, d. 19 May 1840)
John Adair (son of William Adair and Mary Moore)78, 79 was born 09 Jan 1757 in Chester County, SC80, and died 19 May 1840 in White Hall, Mercer County, KY80.He married Catherine Palmer on 178481.
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famous Revolutionary War Soldier
Governor of Kentucky 1820
Indian War soldier
DAR Lineage Books:
...born 1757 Chester CO, SC joined American revolution in 1777 or 1779 as Private, fought in 13 battles.Became aide-de-camp to General Thomas Sumpters Regt. SC Line Pensioned 1831 in KY as Major; became Governor.Monument to him in Frnakfort.died 1840 Harrisburg, Mercer Co, KY
Register of Revolutionary War Officers
Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
Adair, John (S. C.). Major South Carolina Militia; Aide-de-Camp to General Sumter, 17th May,1779–1781. (Died 19th May, 1840.)
Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army
Adair, John. Ky. Oreg. Cadet Military Academy 1 July 1856 (13); 2 lieutenant 1 dragoons 6
May 1861; 1 cavalry 3 Aug 1861; 1 lieutenant 7 Sept 1861; dismissed 29 Dec 1861.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 10
Mrs. Isabella Thayer Peake.
DAR ID Number: 9173
Born in Kentucky.
Wife of Charles A. Peake.
Descendant of Gov. John Adair, of Kentucky.
[p.66] Daughter of John H. Thayer and Marion Wallace Bridges, his wife.
Granddaughter of John L. Bridges and Ann Palmer Adair, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of John Adair and Catherine Palmer, his wife.
John Adair enlisted as a private in South Carolina and served through the war. He was aide-de-camp to Gen. Sumpter and fought in many battles. When he died in Kentucky in 1840 he was a pensioner. The Legislature has erected at Frankfort a monument to his memory.
Also Nos. 956, 2950.
DAR vol 22 page 342
John Adair, (1759-1840), served as aid-de-camp to Gen. Thomas Sumpter in the partisan
warfare of South Carolina. He was placed on the pension roll of Kentucky, 1831, for service
[p.342] of major, South Carolina Line. He was born in Chester district, S. C.; died in Mercer
Co., Ky. The Legislature has erected a monument to his memory at Frankfort.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 22
[p.389] ROLL OF HONOR The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., p.389
p.389Adair, Gov.John,341 The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution., p.389
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
Pages 91-92. Edmund Williams of Washington County, N. C., Wheelwright, gives power of attorney to Majr John Adair of Chester County, S. C., to receive from Capt Matthew Bass Late of Lancaster County, S. C., one likely Negro man country born under 25 years old to be approved of by two good honest freeholders, or the sum of 120 pounds Virginia money in gold or silver. 23 Feb. 1787.
Notable Southern Families, Volumes I & II
Also in October of this same year when Colonel Sevier was in need of money for provisioning the expedition to King's Mountain, John Adair was the entry-taker who furnished the money and whose patriotic reply to Colonel Sevier on his request for the same has gone down in history.
Governor Adair's Monument Frankfort, Kentucky
"Having attained the age of four score and three years,he passed away at his home at White Hall on May 19th, 1840, and was burried there; but in 1872 his remains were removed to the State Cemetary at Frankfort, where the State erected over his grave a monument with the following inscription:
John Adair was born in Chester District, South Carolina, January 9th, 1757; died at White Hall, Mercer County, Kentucky, May 19th, 1840, Age 83 years.This monument is erected by the people of Kentucky, in persuance of a resolution by the General Assembly, approved March 5th, 1872, as a mark of their appreciation of his services as a Soldier and Statesman.
As a Statesman, pervious to his removal from South Carolina, served as a member of the Convention which ratified the Constritution of the United States. Becoming a citizen of Kentucky, he represented the County of Mercer in the legislature in 1795-6, afterwards he was frequently was a memeber of both House and Senate. In 1805 he was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill an unexpired term. In 1820 he was
elected Governor and served the four year term. In 1830 he served one term in the lower house in Congress.
As a Soldier he entered the Revolutionary Army at the age of seventeen and served through War, first as a private, afterwards as aide-de-camp to General Sumpter.Moved to Kentucky in 1789. Participated in Indian Campaigns in 1791-2-4; and the War with Great Britain, 1812-15.
Catherine Adair, wife of John Adair, born near Charleston, South Carolina, October 17th 1768. Died at Montrose near Frankfort, Kentucky, September 24,1854, and was buried at White Hall by the side of her husband. Her remains have been removed to this spot, and now rest in the same grave with his after a union of nearlt fifty years. In death they are not divided"
Source: Adair History and Genealogy, by James B
Transcribed from Page 70, Adair, Family History and Genealogy, by James B. Adair, Boylan and Boylan, Los Angelas, CA., 1923
"Records taken from the Family Bible of John Adair, and his wife, Catherine Palmer Adair
William Adair, Sr., (born 1719) married 1749, Mary Moore, his wife, (born 1729). Had four sons and two daughters. John Adair, son of William and Mary Adair born January 9, 1757. Catherine Palmer, his wife, Born Oct 17, 1768, married 1784.
Catherine Palmer was the second daughter of Henry Palmer and Ann Benoist Palmer.
Children of John Adair and Catherine Palmer Adair
I. Anna P. Adair, Born April 8, 1786. Died 1853. Married Judge John L. Bridges in 1803. Had six daughters and four sons.
II. Mary Adair, Born April 17, 1786. Died May 8, 1813. Married Mark Hardin (lawyer) in 1805. Had one daughter and two sons.
III. Eliza P. Adair, born August 10, 1790. Died 1871. Married Judge Thomas B. Monroe in 1812. Had five sons and four daughters.
IV. Catherine P. Adair, born July 7, 1792. Died Nov. 16, 1820. Married John M Foster, (lawyer) in 1814. Had two daughters.
V. Margaret L. Adair, born May 28, 1794. Died ----. Married Col. William P. Anderson in 1814. Had two daughters and five sons. She afterwards married (second husband) Dr. Joseph M. Bybee and had one daughter.
VI. Sarah B. Adair, born March 8, 1797. Died October 1854. Married William Butler (lawyer) in 1815. Had no children.
VII. Isabella M. Adair, born May 3, 1799. Died ----. Married Benjamin F. Pleasants (lawyer) in 1815. Had three sons and two daughters.
VIII. Eleanor K. Adair, born June 5, 1801. Died ----. Married Col. James M. White (lawyer) in 1820. Had no children. Married second husband, Dr. T. Beatty,no children by this marriage.
IX. Henry P. Adair, (Afterwards changed to Henrietta)born Aug. 12, 1805. Died August 31, 1833. Married Charles Buford in 1821. Had two daughters and one son.
X. Dr. William H. Adair, born July 9, 1805. Died 1859. Married Elizabeth A. Cromwell in 1830. Had three sons and three daughters. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy, living only one hour. (Dr. Adair's full name was William Henry Palmer Adair)
XI. John Adair, Jr., born August 8, 1808. Died at Astoria, Oregon, in 1888. Married Mary Ann Dickerson in 1834. Had eight daughters and five sons. "
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This is a printed document signed by early Kentucky governor and senator JOHN ADAIR. Adair (1757-1840) served in the Revolutionary War, was a member of the South Carolina convention that ratified the Constitution of the United States, moved to Kentucky in 1788 where he served in the military. Adair served as a Senator from Kentucky from 1805 until 1806. He was the Governor of Kentucky from 1820 until 1824. Adair returned to Congress to serve as a Representative from 1831 until 1833. The document is a printed message regarding the occupying claimant laws of Kentucky. It is dated January 22nd, 1824 from the Executive Office from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is addressed to the Honorable 'Thomas P. Moore'. Adair has boldly signed with a pen.
1757 - 1840
Governor of Kentucky: 1820 - 1824
Military Service: Revolutionary War, Indian Campaigns, Corn Stalk Militia, and the War of 1812. During the Revolutionary War served as a Major of the South Carolina Line. Taken as a prisoner of war by the British during the war. In the Indian Campaigns of 1791-93, was Major of Volunteers in an expedition against the Indians under General St. Clair and General Wilkinson; 1793, Lieutenant Colonel of the Mercer County Regiment (5th Regiment), Kentucky Militia. 25 February 1797 promoted to Brigadier Gene ral, 2nd Brigade, Kentucky Militia. On 16 December 1799, promoted to Major General, 2nd Division, Kentucky Militia. In 1813, during the War of 1812, he was an aide to Governor Shelby, and was engaged in that capacity in the Battle of the Thames was highly complimented for his bravery during that campaign. Served as the Adjutant General of Kentucky, 1814 to 1817, with the rank of Brevet Brigadier General. While serving as Adjutant General Adair commanded the Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans. The controversy he held with General Andrew Jackson, brought forth by the imputation upon the conduct of the Kentucky troops by Jackson, established Adair in great favor in Kentucky, and largely influenced his election to Governor of the State, in 1820.
DS. 1pg. 7 ½" x 5 ¼". 30th May 1805. Register's Office. A partly printed land document signed "John Adair" for land on the Cumberland River: "Received into the land-office 3 platts and certificates, and $5.62.5…1000 acres on the South Side of the little River a branch of Cumbld."
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More About John Adair:
Burial: 1872, KY State Cemetery at Frankfort.
Elected: 1820, Governor of Kentucky.
Fact 3: Bet. 1831 - 1833, member of House of Representatives.
Fact 4: 1831, He was placed on the pension roll of Kentucky, 1831, for service.82
More About John Adair and Catherine Palmer:
Marriage Notes for John Adair and Catherine Palmer:
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 22
Mrs. Elizabeth Scott Newcomb.
DAR ID Number: 21939
Born in Monticello, Florida.
Descendant of Gov. John Adair, Maj. John Craddock and Maj. Stephen Cromwell, of
Daughter of Dr. Robert Scott and Mary Adair, his wife.
Granddaughter of William H. P. M. Adair and Elizabeth Cromwell, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of John Adair and Catherine Palmer, his wife, m. 1784
Children of John Adair and Catherine Palmer are:
- Mary Moore Adair, d. date unknown.
- Ann Palmer Adair, d. date unknown.
- +Eliza Adair, d. date unknown.
- Nancy Adair, d. date unknown.
- Margaret Adair, b. 28 May 1794, d. 1875.