Elisha Adair

Male Abt 1774 - 1844  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Elisha Adair 
    Born Abt 1774  of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1844  , Warren, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Steep Hollow Cemetery, near Three Forks, Warren, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3696  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2014 

    Father Joseph Adair, Jr.,   b. 12 Apr 1735, of, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 20 Jan 1812, , Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   d. From 1808 to 1812, of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1757  of Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F816  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth or Betsy Reese,   b. From 1770 to 1780, of, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1850, , Warren, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1795  , Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Jett Hanna [jettplane@aol.com] provided me on 8 Jul 2005 with a copy of his analysis of the Brownlee manuscript as follows. It mirrors my own understanding; however, anything with which I disagree I note in [brackets]. Jett entitles his paper as "Laurens County Area Adair Family Trees." It is broken down by three families: James Adair who married Eleanor, his brother Joseph who married Sarah Laferty, and a William of whom absolutely nothing is known except just his name on the Williams Petition and that Brownlee notes he died 1780-84 and that his estate was administered 1784 per Abbe Wills, p. 10. Text quoted as follows:
      "This tree is based on Early Adairs of Laurens County, South Carolina, by Mildred Brownlee. This was provided to me by W. Lee Adair, who obtained it from the Laurens County Public Library. Handwritten notes show a date of 1990 on Brownlee's manuscript. I have not examined these deeds personally. In some cases, notes and questions below are my own additions. This analysis seems to discredit some of the trees in the Adair History and Genealogy, and adds significantly to what is know of the Laurens area Adairs. I have not fully finished analyzing this work, and may have left out parts that are not as critical to my work.
      "Based on this work, it appears very possible that the elder Joseph Adair (m. Sarah, m. Susannah) and his brother James (m. Eleanor) settled in Laurens County at the same time, as suggested by the Adair History and Genealogy. I do not believe, however, that this James was the author of the book on the Indians and reputed patriarch of the Cherokee Adairs. This James was a cooper (barrel maker) according to the deeds. Modern editions of the History of the American Indians suggest that the author James Adair was a direct immigrant to South Carolina, but with no concrete evidence.
      "The Williams Petition: In the tree, LCW is Laurens County Wills; LCD is Laurens County Deeds. Also mentioned is the Williams petition. This petition is a significant document in analyzing the Laurens County Adairs. Published in the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. XV, No. 1 1987, p. 32-33, the original is #5767, Manuscript Department, Wm. Perkins Library at Duke University. The petition is in support of Colonel James Williams, a militia leader of the Patriots in the Laurens area (Little River Regiment). The petition, signed by members of the Little River Regiment, is directed to the Governor of South Carolina and the Privy Counsel, and attests to Williams' devotion to the Patriot cause. Williams led militia in a number of battles. I suspect that this petition was provided prior to Williams' elevation to the rank of Brigadier General following the Battle of Musgrove Mill, which was fought in what is now Laurens County. Williams had been accused of puffing his role in the battle. Williams went on to die at Kings Mountain - one of the few Patriot casualties that day on October 7, 1780. Williams had run for the South Carolina legislature as a Patriot in 1778, only to lose to Robert Cunningham, the infamous Loyalist leader. For more on Williams, see Draper, "Kings Mountain and Its Heroes," (Cincinnati, 1883). Signers of the Williams petition include the following Adairs: Isaac Adair, Jms. Adair, James Adair, Sr., Joseph Adair, Jr., Joseph Adair, Benjamin Adair, Joseph Adair, Sr., James Adair, Jr, son of James, William Adair, John Adair, and John Adair, Sr., and Alexander Adair. Comparing deed and will records to the names, Brownlee identifies the Adair signers [copies Brownlee's explanations]. Brownlee's identifications look very logical to me.
      "The Laurens County Adair Tree:
      2. Joseph Adair m. Sarah Lafferty, m. Susannah Long: 250a land grant, present site of Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church. Was sold 1778 to Benjamin Adair LCD A/189, 1778). Release by wife??? Will in LCW A-1/19, dated 1788, other info says death 1801. Joseph 414(5) 1790 Census?
      2.1 Joseph Adair m. Elizabeth - Joseph's son named in father's will. His will LCW D-1/104; Bundle 65, Pkg. 10, proven 1/14/1813.
      2.1.1 John m. Jane Jones: John named as son in father's will.
      2.1.2 James m. Rebecca: James named as son in father's will.
      2.1.3 Robert: Robert named as son in father's will.
      2.1.4 Elisha m Elizabeth (Betsy) Reese?: Elisha named as son in father's will.
      2.1.4.1 Joseph: Named as grandson in grandfather's will
      2.1.4.2 Washington
      2.1.4.3 Isaac
      2.1.4.4 Thomas R. m. Jane Blakely
      2.1.4.5 Allen
      2.1.4.6 Richmond
      2.1.4.7 Matilda
      2.1.5 Elizabeth m. George Davis: Elizabeth named as daughter in father's will. Husband's name in will is John Huston.
      2.1.5.1 Mary Davis m. Robert Cunningham Hanna
      2.1.5.2 Hannah Davis m. Robert McCord
      2.1.5.3 George Davis
      m. John Huston
      2.1.5.4 Joseph Hughston
      2.1.5.5 Elisha Hughston
      2.1.5.6 Nancy/Agnes Hughston m. James Wilson
      2.1.6 Jean m. Thomas Holland: Jean named as daughter in father's will. Husband's name is in will. Thomas Holland 101 1790 Census?
      2.1.7 Cassy m. Thomas McCrary: Cassy named as daughter in father's will. Husband's name is in will.
      2.1.8 Charity m. ___ Farmer: Charity named as daughter in father's will. Husband's name in will is David Little.
      2.1.8.1 Mary Farmer: stepdaughter mentioned in will of David Little.
      m. David Little
      2.1.8.2 David Little
      2.1.8.3 Elizabeth Little
      2.1.8.4 Joseph Little
      2.1.8.5 James Little
      2.1.8.6 Jane Little
      2.1.8.7 John Little
      2.1.8.8 Nancy Little
      2.1.8.9 Thomas E. Little
      2.1.8.10 Holland Little
      2.2 James Adair m. Rebecca Montgomery: James named as son in father's will. 110a from Nathaniel Hillen, 144a granted to him directly. POA to brother Benjamin in Book G, Pg. 666. Does POA mention Rebecca? Or dower releases? Deeds LCW J/161-162, A/308. J/161 is sale to sons of James Sr. -Joseph and George R. James 327 1790 Census? If 13 children, only 10 in this census.
      2.2.1 Joseph Adair: LCW J/160 sells interest to brother George R.
      2.2.2 George R. Adair m. Rachel Musgrove: George named in deed from brother Joseph.
      (From Indiana Data according to Brownlee:)
      2.2.3 Margaret Jane Adair m. John Ewing
      2.2.4 Rebecca Adair m. James Remy
      2.2.5 John Adair
      2.2.6 Jane Adair m. ___Eads
      2.2.7 Isaac Adair m. Jane Holland
      2.2.8 Lucretia Adair m. John Wildridge
      2.2.9 James Adair
      2.3 Benjamin Adair m. Nancy (George?): Benjamin named as son in father's will. Benjamin's will Box 1, Pkg 1. I have seen another cite for will. Benjamin 133 1790 Census. Only 3 of 5 sons accounted for, 2 of 4 daughters. Children below in his will.
      2.3.1 Zadock
      2.3.2 William
      2.3.3 John
      2.3.4 d m. James Jamieson
      2.3.5 d m. Samuel Bowie
      2.3.6 Isaac
      2.3.7 Benjamin
      2.3.8 Margaret
      2.3.9 d m. William Craig
      2.4 Jean/Jane Adair m. Ramage
      2.5 John Adair m. Sarah Adair (son of Joseph???). Died in Revolution. Note: Sarah named in Joseph's will. Might have been daughter in law, wife of the deceased son John. [Jett places John as a son of Joseph Sr. whereas Brownlee makes a case for him being a possible son of either Joseph or his brother James.]
      2.5.1 Benjamin Adair, Jr.
      2.5.2 Joseph Adair
      2.5.3 Martha Adair
      2.5.4 Hezekiah Adair
      2.5.5 Isaac Adair

      2. Censuses:
      1800 US: Laurens Co., South Carolina:
      Elisha Adair Free White Males: age 0-10: 3; age 16-26: 1 Free White Females: age 16-26: 2 Other: 0 Slaves: 0

      1810 US: Laurens Co., South Carolina, five Adairs are found in a total of 72 pages as follows; page numbers represent which page in 72 the entry is found. All age numbers are single digit except one (13). I am not sure which 1810 Adairs these fit exactly:
      P. 25, Wm. Adir, 001103010002
      P. 58, Elisha Adear or Adiar, 32011101100 (13)
      P. 58, Benja. Adir, 021011020102
      P. 59, Jas Adir, 100102001000
      P. 60, Jas Adir, 200102001000

      1820 US: Laurens Co., SC.
      Elisha Adair, Males 0-10:2, 16-26:3, 26-45:1; Females: 0-10:1, 10-16:2, 26-45:1; 13 slaves.

      1830 US: Elisha and family are listed in Warren Co., Kentucky.

      1840 US: Warren Co., Kentucky, pg. 1 of 120:
      Elish Adair, Males 0-5:2, 10-15:2, 20-30:1, 60-70:1; females: 0-5:1, 20-30:1, 60-70:1.

      1850 US: A son Elisha M. Adair, age 35, and his family are listed in second District of Warren Co., Kentucky.

      3. Laurens County Estate Book A-1:
      Pp. 263-265: "Saile Bill of the Estate of Aberham Hollen decd. Purchasers: Esener Hollen, Baswel Hollen, Thos Hollen, Reson Hollen, Wm. Hollen, Richd Hollen, Joseph Mitchel, James Adair, Elisha Adair, Joseph Adair, George Adair, Benjamin Adair, Robert Hannah, James Hannah, George Dillard, James Ensley, Aberham Tinsley, Michael Farguson, Saml Lard, Jas. Lard, John Kirk, John Cargil, Jas Jones, Jas Ramage, David Little, Alexr Monro, Elexander Morrison, Wm. Gray, John Miller, Bennet Langston, John A. Elmore, John Pucket, John Ginn, Jas. Brown, Thos Ensley, Joseph Gallegly, Jas. Blakely, Wm. Jones, Wm. Rogers. Proven accompts Sarah Lard, Thomas Holland, Richard Holland, John Dannel Kern, John Waer; Basel Holland, Thos Holland admrs."

      4. Possible parentage of Jane Adair:
      A. LDS Pedigree Resource File has the following undocumented submitted Adair ancestry for Jane starting with Jane going backwards:
      Jane W. Adair m. Rodger Brown
      Thomas Erskine (or R.) Adair m. Jane Blakely
      Elisha Adair m. Betsy
      Joseph Adair, Jr. m. Sarah Dillard. [Kerry's note: Sarah Dillard is incorrect in my opinion.]
      B. The publication "Laurens County Kinfolks Volume 1 Book 2," by Richard W. Fowler, indicates parentage as follows: "Thomas Adair (son of Elisha, gson of Joseph) was born 1802 died 1870 in Laurens County, S.C., married Jane Blakely, dtr/o Thomas Blakely and Margaret McGaffey. Notes: Rocky Sprs. Pres. Cemetery, Laurens County, S.C. Children of Thomas Adair and Jane Blakely are:
      a. Matilda Elliott Adair, b. 13 Mar 1822; d. 25 Mar 1846 in Laurens Co., SC.
      b. Jane W. Adair, b. 1825.
      c. Quilla Quincy Adair, b. 17 ct 1829; d. 16 Nov 1877 in Laurens Co., SC.
      d. Infant Adair, b. 6 Sep 1831; d. 6 Sep 1831 in Laurens Co., SC.
      e. Drayton Oneil Adair, b. 5 Feb 1833; d. 28 May 1834 in Laurens Co., SC.
      f. Thomas Erskine Adair, b. 22 Feb 1835; d. 4 Feb 1862 in Laurens County, SC.
      g. Frances E. Adair was b. about 1838.
      h. Margurite Elizabeth Adair, b. 22 May 1842; d. 28 Oct 1916 in Laurens Co., SC.
      i. Martha A. Adair was born about 1843."
      It also purports that Jane's father, Thomas was the son of Elisha Adair who was born 1775 and married [Elizabeth "Betsy" Reese] in 1799. Elisha and Elizabeth is in my database.

      5. Typescript "Early Adairs of Laurens County, South Carolina. Compiled by Mildred Brownlee; Source Records: Wills; Intestate Estates; Deeds; Court Records; Cemetery Inscriptions. Some dates of birth and death obtained from Lineage Charts. Dates of birth and death subject to correction. Spelling of names subject to correction." [Note that bracketed comments are later additions by other reviewers including myself - Kerry Petersen.]:
      A. "Joseph Adair, b. 12 Apr. 1735 (from a chart), d. 17 Oct. 1812, said in Dr. Adair's History to have married Sarah Dillard but Laurens Co. legal documents prove that the Joseph Adair whose wife was Sarah, was a son of James Adair, Sr., cooper (died before 1796) and his wife, Eleanor.
      The only record found to date naming a wife of Joseph Adair, son of Joseph Adair, cooper, is the deed from Book J. p. 50 which documents her as being Elizabeth Adair in 1808. Whether she was a 1st wife, 2nd. wife, etc., we have no positive record. She evidently had died before Joseph Adair wrote his will in 1812 in which he named no wife but "my eight children".
      Deed Bk. J, p. 100 - Shows a plat of 340 a. on Miller's Fork of Duncan Creek measured out for Joseph Adair and Elisha Adair. Joseph Adair for $100 paid by Elisha Adair deeds to said Elisha Adair all that tract of land containing 340 a. more or less, part of tract. of land including 800 a.* originally granted to Joseph Adair on 13 Sept. 1774. Said tract is to remain in possession of said Joseph Adair during his natural life and also that of his wife during her natural life so that this conveyance is not to take place or be of fore during the natural life of either the said Joseph Adair or his wife but the land hereby conveyed ie. to remain the property or the said Joseph Adair during his life as tho this conveyance had never been made or entered into. In witness whereof I, the said Joseph Adair, have hereunto set my hand and seal the 15 day of July 1802.
      Joseph Adair (seal)
      In presence of James Adair, John Hunter
      Recorded Aug. 31. 1809.
      (Either the Register of Deeds recorded in error the 800 a. figure as a single grant or the 800 a. was intended to represent the accumulation of several smaller grants. No single grant of 800 a. to a Joseph Adair has been located.)
      Deed Bk. J, p. 50 - Joseph Adair and Elisha Adair for $350 deed to Alexander Wilkinson, a tract of land containing 150 a. more or less, on the waters of Duncan Creek, on a branch called Miller's Branch beginning at a poplar thence S 74 E 40ch 50 links to a white oak. thence due E 13.70 to a stake, thence N 79 W 24.46. etc, mentioning "meanders of said creek" to the beginning corner. 4 Nov. 1808.
      Joseph Adair (Seal), Elisha Adair (Seal)
      In presents of Thomas McCrary, Senr., James Adair
      South Carolina, Laurens District) I, JA Elmore, one of the Justices of Quorum for the said district, do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Elizabeth Adair, Senr., the wife of the within named Joseph Adair, Senior and Elizabeth Adair, Junr., the wife of the within named Elisha Adair did this day appear before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did voluntarily renounce, release, and forever relinquish unto the within named Alexander Wilkinson all their right and claim of dower of, in, or to the premises within mentioned. 23 Nov. 1808.
      her mark Elizabeth E Adair, Elizh. Adair
      (L.S.) JA Elmore, J.Q.
      Recorded 14 Jan. 1809.
      (The 150 a. above is evidently part of the 340 a. which Joseph Adair had previously deeded to Elisha Adair but retained life estate for himself and his wife. In order to insure that there would be no future legal entanglements, both Joseph Adair and Elisha Adair entered into the sale of the land. Their wives, both of whom were named "Elizabeth", released dower rights.)
      *It should be noted here that Joseph Adair of above deed was called Sr. after the death of his father. During the period with which we are concerned, the terms "Sr." and rily "son of" but could be nephew, grandson, cousin and sometimes not related by blood. When a man known as "Sr." died, the man of the same name who had previously been known as "Jr." now became "Sr." Very confusing, to say the least. The terms "Sr." and "Jr." were also occasionally used with women's names.
      Records of the eight children named in the will of Joseph Adair who died in 1812 begin on page 6. A copy of his will can be found in Will Book D-1, p. 105. Probate records are in Box 3, pkg. 6.
      Recorded in Will Book D-l, Page 104, Bundle 65, pkg. 10. Proven January 14, 1813. David Anderson Ordy. Will of Joseph Adair:
      "State of South Carolina Laurens District. In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by those presents that I Joseph Adair of tho same State and District are now in good health and in my natural senses at this date and time make this my last will and testament. At my death I bequeath my body to tho tomb, my soul to the almighty God, my maker and created and Jesus Christ my redeemer. Likewise I give and bequeath unto John Adair my son all the land that I layed off for him, that Richard Hollen and John Frier now lives on and one Negro woman named Jude. Likewise, I give and bequeath unto my son James Adair all that part of a tract of land he now lives on lying on the South Side of Little Dunkins Creek bounded on land of Thomas McCrary, Alexander Wilkerson, Elisha Adair and one Negro man named Duke. Likewise, I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Adair the money that he did receive from Alexander Wilkerson for a tract of land made over by me and my son Elisha Adair to said Wilkerson and one Negro girl named Tamer. Likewise I give and bequeath to my son Elisha Adair all that part of land I now live on containing three hundred and seventy five acres more or less, resurvayed by John A. Elmore one Negro boy named Morris, one new waggon and all her harness. Likewise, I give and bequeath unto my grandson Joseph Adair, son of Elisha Adair, one set of silver coat buttons, and one set of silver breeches buttons to my son Robert Adair. I likewise, give and bequeath unto my daughter E1izabeth and her husband John Huston, one Negro girl named Clartis to be thern during there natural life, and at their death to be equally divided among all Elizabeth Huston's children of her natural body. Likewise, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jean, wife of Thomas Holland. one Negro girl named Dice. Likewise, I give unto my daughter Cassy, wife of Thomas McCrary one Negro woman named Lid. Likewise, I give and bequeath, unto Charity, wife of David Little, one Negro woman named Sarah and all the rest of my perishable property to be equally divided among my eight children of my natural body. I hereby set my hand and seal this 20th of January, 1812. It being the thirty sixth and thirty seventh years of American Independency. And l do here appoint Elisha Adair and John Adair my Executors.
      Joseph Adair (Seal)
      Witness present: Richard Holland, William Adair, George McCrary
      Recorded in Will Book D-1, Page 105. Recorded date not available. Proven Jan, 15, 1813. David Anderson Ordy."
      B. "John Adair, b. c1760, died in Morgan Co., Ga. Feb. 1813. "to John Adair, my son, the land I laid off for him that Richard Holland & John Frier now live on" and one Negro woman Jude." John Adair married on 14 June 1783 (date from family chart) Jane, said to have been Jones. She was born c1766, died in Perry Co., Ala. in 1852. The 1850 census of Perry Co. Ala. shows her age as "84." John Adair bought and sold a number of tracts of land while living in Laurens Co. When John and Jane moved their family to Ga. c1800/1801, John Adair deeded to Richard Holland title to the land willed to him by his father, Joseph. The slave Jude was still the property of Joseph and remained in Laurens Co. After John Adair died in Ga. in 1813, Elisha Adair petitioned for administration of the SC estate of John Adair, dec'd. stating that the estate consisted of one Negro woman. Petitioner also stated that John Adair left a number of legatees and a widow (names not stated). He also petitioned for sale of the Negro woman Jude and her child. Amount of sale was $456.00. (Probate Box 3, pkg. 10) Page 152 of Dr. J.B. Adair's History gives names of the children of John and Jane Adair which seem to be very nearly accurate. Marriage records of Morgan Co. Ga. agree with a number of the marriages stated on this page. On p. 153, Dr. Adair is in error regarding the ages of John and Jane Adair. In 1823, Elisha owned the slave Jude."
      C. "Elisha Adair - "to son Elisha Adair, all that part of land I now live on containing 375 a.; one Negro boy Morris; one new wagon and all her harness." "to my grandson, Joseph, son of Elisha Adair, one set of silver coat buttons."
      It is established that the given name of the wife of Elisha Adair was Elizabeth. In dower releases she is called Elizabeth and also Betsy. Laurens Co. records have not provided proof of her maiden surname. Marriages of Rowan Co. NC, 1753-1868, by Brent Holcomb contains a record of the 21 Jan. 1795 marriage of one Elisha Adair and Elizabeth Reese with Thomas Farmer Reese as bondsman. The 1800 census of Laurens Co. shows Elisha Adair with 3 sons under age 10 which would be compatible with a 1795 marriage. In 1818, Elisha Adair was co-administrator with the widow, E1izabeth Pool, on the estate of her husband, Robert Pool, dec'd.. The widow Elizabeth Davis Pool was born 1785; her mother was a Reese and would have been of the generation to have been a sister of the Elizabeth Reese who married an Elisha Adair. If this is actually the case, Elisha Adair was uncle-by-marriage of Elizabeth Davis Pool and would account for his connection with her husband's estate. So far as can be determined, Elisha Adair had no family connection with the Pools.
      Elisha Adair sold his land in Laurens Co. in 1821. He was involved in 1822-24 in court actions along with his sons, Joseph Adair and Thomas R. Adair, regarding debt. (Question: What does the "R." in Thomas R. Adair's name stand for? Reese??). Elisha does not appear on 1830 census of Laurens Co. and is said to have moved to Ala. [NB: Elisha moved to Warren Co. KY where he and his wife Elizabeth are buried in Steep Hollow Grave Yard near Three Forks]. Laurens Co. census records indicate that Elisha had 5 or 6 sons and 3 daughters. Known sons are Joseph who married in Laurens Co...name unknown..and Thomas R. Adair who married Jane Blakely. Dr. J.B. Adair's History names Isaac Adair who married Jane Henry and a son. [NB: this is incorrect. Isaac Adair was a son of Benjamin Adair and Nancy George, based on power of attorney requests from him while living in Perry Co. AL, following his father's death. (Laurens Co. Deed Book N, p. 8. 56 May 1833. Nancy Adair, William Adair, Isaac Adair, Benjamin Adair, William Craig, Sally Adair, now Sally Craig, James Jameson in right of his wife Jane Adair, William Scott in right of his wife Margaret Adair, all of Perry Co., AL, appoint John Adair their lawful attorney in Laurens Co., giving him POA.].
      In a letter written in 1966 by the late Laura Pulley to an Adair descendant in Ala. is the statement: "in 1822, Laurens Co. SC, Elisha Adair entitled to 1/8th part of the estate of Washington Adair dec'd. Probate Records. Box 3, pkg. 11 contains the intestate records of Washington Adair dec'd. administered 7 Oct. 1822 by Joseph Adair with Thomas R. Adair and Jesse Johnson, sureties. Inventory of property included 2 slaves, 1 horse, 1 cow, 1 bed & furniture, 1 bedstead, 1 saddle & bridle, and wearing apparel, There was no mention of a wife or children and the package contains no record of payment to heirs. This brief record indicates that Washington Adair was probably a son of Elisha Adair with his estate being handled by brothers Joseph and Thos. R. Adair. Washington was evidently single. His living brothers and sisters would have inherited equal shares of his estate and his father would have also been entitled to an equal share. Seven brothers and sisters and a father ... thus, 8 equal shares.
      Mrs. Pulley's letter further states: "other children of Elisha Adair who were paid shares were Allen Adair, Richamond (Richmond?) Adair and Matilda Adair." This quoted record in not contained in the estate package and Mrs. Pulley gave no documented reference for the statement. It must have come from one of the various Probate Journals which are probably now in SC Archives in Columbia. and hopefully can be located in the future. There is also the possibility that a will for Elisha Adair can be located in Ala. Until such event a proposed family for Elisha Adair will be found on page 8.
      Elisha Adair, b. c1774, mar. Elizabeth (Reese? on 21 Jan. 1795? Some definite proof is needed for this.) Chn:
      Joseph, b. 1796?-proved son of Elisha by his grandfather's will and by court records.
      Washington, died single in 1822.
      Isaac, b. 1800? (Dr. J.B. Adair History), mar. Jane Henry.
      Thomas R., b. 1802, mar. Jane Blakely - proved son of Elisha by court record.
      Allen
      Richamond (Richmond)
      Matilda
      [NB: also Rozina Adair who m. Samuel Gilmore in Warren Co., KY and Elisha Milton Adair who m. Mary Rector in Warren Co., KY.]
      The above list would account for 6 siblings of Washington Adair. Early census figures indicate the possibility of 2 other daughters - one of whom must have died before 1822, name of the other not known. In Scott Co. MS, 1850:
      Isaac Adair, 52 mechanic, SC
      Jane, 51, SC
      John P., 22, AL
      Henry M., 20, AL
      Hosey G., 16, AL
      Wm. S., 8, MS
      Thomas R. Adair and Jane Blakely remained in Laurens Co. The remaining children of Elisha Adair moved from this state with their parents."

      6. From the website Ancestry.com: "The Kentucky Land Grants," volume 1, part 2, chapter X, "Grants in the County Court Orders (1836-1924), The Counties of Kentucky," page 959. More Info: Grantee: Adair, Elisha. Acres: 89. Book: 6. Page: 322. Date Survey: 3-12-1839. County: Warren. Watercourse: None.

      7. From the book "Adair History and Genealogy," by James Barnett Adair, 1924, pp. 150, 190-191: "Elisha Adair, his progeny moved to Alabama, Perry County, then to Texas, where they now live, and are prospering." Also: "Progeny: one son, and perhaps others. Isaac Adair, b. 1800 in Laurens County, S.C. Isaac Adair was a physician and a farmer. His wife, Jane Henry, was also born in Laurens County, S.C., whre they were married. During the early years of their married life they migrated to Perry County, Ala., whre their son Elisha was born; subsequently they moved to Scott and Mashoba Counties, Miss. In 1852 the family moved to Houston county, Texas. In 1858 his first wife, Jane Henry Adair, died at their farm home west from Crockett, Texas. [The book continues with a listing of 10 children from the first marriage and one son from a second marriage to a Miss Thompson. Additional descendancy of each of the children is also given.]"

      8. "South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research," "Laurens District Coroner's Inquisitions 1802-1865," vol. 26, p. 21: "Infant of Susannah Tinny. Inquisition taken on view of the body of an Infant found dead at the House of Mary Holland. Filed 10 Augt. 1820. Laurens District - An inquisition indented taken at the House of Mary Holland... the twenty Eight Day of June 1820 Before me William Irby Gentalman coroner for the District... do say upon their oaths... that the aforesaid infant child the aforesaid Susannah Tinny, then and there feloniously Did kill and murder, against the peace of the state. [Jurors:] David Entrekin, Saml Neill, John McCalvey Senr., John Young, James Underwood, James Underwood Junr., John Underwood, John Copeland Junr., Gallaus Winn, John Copland, Geo. McCrary, Elisha Adair foreman."

      BIRTH:
      1. Undocumented 23 Nov 1776 per Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database ":793592." I use Brownlee's estimate of about 1774.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. LDS IGI has an extracted record per FHL film 6330285 "An Index to Marriage Bonds filed in North Carolina State Archives," Batch M516001, 1868, which gives the following: Elijah Adair and Elizabeth Reese, 21 Jan 1795, Rowan Co., North Carolina. I am not sure what would have taken Elijah to NC.

      DEATH:
      1. Undocumented 19 Mar 1844 in Warren Co., KY and burial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in the same county per Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database ":793592."