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James Adair

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina
Death: August 18, 1818 (62-70)
Duncans Creek, Laurens District, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Adair, Sr. and Sarah Adair
Husband of Hannah Adair and Hannah Adair
Father of Elizabeth Betsy Hughey and James S. Adair
Brother of Joseph Adair, Jr.; Jean Ramage; Sarah Adair; Mary Owens; Benjamin Adair and 2 others

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About James Adair

married (1) Hannah U.. He married (2) Rebecca Ross.

DAR Ancestor # A000352



  2. A Grave Memorial# 25541397

From a Wikitree site submitted by Sam in 2012, citing "Bowden-Riley Family.ged":

  • Birth: May 15 1734 - Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death: Aug 18 1818 - Duncans Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, USA
  • Parents: Joseph Alexander Adair, Sr., Sarah Susannah Adair
  • Wife: Hannah Rebecca Ross Netherton

Children: Mary Anna Adair, Eleanor Ramage, James Adair, Jr, Nancy Adair, Robert [J.] Adair {see below}, Susannah Adair, Hannah Adair, Elizabeth Betsy Adair

Siblings: Leah Jane Ramage, Mary Adair, Benjamin Adair, Sr., Joseph Adair, Jr, Sarah Adair, Benjamin Adair

Robert J. Adair -- same as .... ?

  • Robert Adair born 1788 in Laurens, South Carolina. A Robert Adair in Laurens Co., SC owned six slaves in the 1850 Slave Schedule, far fewer than James Adair on the line(s) above him.
  • Son of James Adair Sr and Hannah Rebecca Ross Netherton
  • Brother of Alexander Adair [half], Eleanor (Adair) Ramage, Mary Anna Adair, Elizabeth Betsy Adair, James Adair Jr, Hannah Adair, Susannah Adair and Nancy Adair
  • [spouse(s) unknown]
  • [children unknown]
  • Died ? The Robert Adair who died 1865 in Mississippi (mentioned on the WikiTree site referenced with this entry) was in fact Robert Washington Adair born 1796 SC-d 1865 Miss. (see on FindAGrave). Robert J. Adair 1788-bef. 1865 lived his entire life in Laurens Co., SC. According to his son's autobiography (see below), "my father . . . Robert J. Adair . . . had died when I returned home" (from the Civil War).
  • Profile manager: Sam Bowden, Adair-402 on Wikitree, created 17 Apr 2012

The son of Robert J. Adair and Sally Jacks was Robert Presse Adair of Musgrove, Clinton, SC b. Dec. 19, 1841-d. Sept. 22, 1927 (Clinton Co., SC death certificate). He served in Company A, SC Volunteers13th Regiment, McGowan's Brigade (United States Civil War Soldiers Index). Robert Presse Adair has a short autobiography in American Adairs--Line B, Chapter XXVIII, p. 170 (in Adair History and Genealogy by J.B. Adair, 1942, Newberry County SC Public Library SC R929.2 ADA; this source is considered controversial for lack of thorough sourcing, but the Robert Presse Adair section was written by R.P. Adair prior to his death in 1927. Robert Presse Adair is buried in Clinton Cemetery, SC (see on FindAGrave; his two-page "autobiography" is posted there).

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James Adair's Timeline

May 15, 1752
Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina
Age 3
Laurens, SC
Age 18
August 18, 1818
Age 66
Duncans Creek, Laurens District, South Carolina, United States
Age 65
Laurens, South Carolina, United States
September 26, 1992
Age 66
October 6, 1992
Age 66
November 6, 1992
Age 66