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About Rebecca Adair

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Birth: Nov. 3, 1776 Nashville Davidson County Tennessee, USA

Death: Dec. 20, 1846 Union County Iowa, USA

Most genealogies show she was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 3, 1776 (although one shows she was born on Nov. 3, 1784 in Laurens Co., South Carolina and yet another shows November 13, 1776 in North Charleston, South Carolina). All agree that her father was Roger Brown (b. abt 1750 in Ireland). Most show her mother as "Molly" b. 1753 in North Cortner, Bedford, Tennessee (One shows Molly born abt. 1754 in Ireland and yet another shows her mother's name to be "Jeaney" b. abt. 1750).

Rebecca was married to Thomas Adair whose birthdate was 25 Oct 1771. No marriage date but various locations are listed: Charleston, Souiance, and North Charleston. Also, many descendants include "Jefferson" as a middle name for Thomas. However, research in available records with his name and in his time period ~ no middle name is included ~ he is always Thomas Adair.

They had the following eleven children: Margaret Adair, Fairby (Ferreba?)(Phoebe?) Adair, Eliza Jane Adair, Samuel Jefferson Adair, Sophia Adair, Sarah Ada Adair, Thomas Jefferson Adair, George Washington Adair, John Wesley Adair, Mary Ann Adair, and Laney Ann Adair.

After joining the Mormon church in Mississippi, Sarah with other members meaning her living married children and their families traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois but her husband Thomas stayed behind. They arrived in Nauvoo just days before "the exodus from Nauvoo" began. Thus, the journey just completed was for them an unexpected extension of travel 'to begin anew ~ their journey to pursue' to be with the 'Saints'. Their destination this time: settlement in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake to be among and with the 'Saints'. Each day brought definite overnight stops and then of necessity along the way a more prolonged one for them and others ~ Mount Pisgah, Iowa was their first prolonged stay.

Rebecca died in Mount Pisgah and two grandchildren along with many others following "the terrible sickness" that "came upon the saints." Her name is listed on a monument, which was erected there in 1888 and also the names of her very young grandchildren.

Family links:

  • Thomas Jefferson Adair (1771 - 1856)*
  • Margaret Ann Adair Richey (1795 - 1852)*
  • Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806 - 1889)*
  • Eliza Jane Adair Price (1810 - 1892)*
  • Sophia Adair (1810 - 1852)*
  • Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814 - 1890)*
  • Sarah Ada Adair Mangum (1815 - 1852)*
  • George Washington Adair (1818 - 1897)*
  • Wesley John Adair (1820 - 1903)*
  • Mary Ann Adair Mangum (1822 - 1892)*

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Burial: Mount Pisgah Cemetery Thayer Union County Iowa, USA

Maintained by: Rain Brings Rainbows Originally Created by: Beeswax Record added: Sep 16, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 5059144

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Rebecca Adair's Timeline

November 3, 1776
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA
October 10, 1795
Age 18
Burns, Dorchester, South Carolina, USA
Age 22
Laurens, Burns, SC
March 28, 1806
Age 29
Newberg, Laurens, South Carolina, USA
November 11, 1810
Age 34
Rutherford, Tennessee, USA
Age 35
Laurens, South Carolina, Sc
May 31, 1814
Age 37
Pickens, Alabama, United States
December 27, 1815
Age 39
Pickens, Alabama, AL
March 18, 1818
Age 41
Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee, USA