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View Tree for Benjamin AdairBenjamin Adair (b. 1736, d. 1823)

Benjamin Adair (son of Joseph Adair, Sr and Sarah Lafferty)15 was born 1736 in PA, and died 1823 in Laurens Co SC. He married Nancy George on 1777.

 Includes NotesNotes for Benjamin Adair:
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.
d m. James Jamieson
d m. Samuel Bowie
d m. William Craig

Benjamin Adair who m. Nancy George had 6-7 children, most of whom you have on your list. However he did not have a son James J. (sometimes written as James Jamierson Adair). This was a misreading of Benjamin's estate distribution list in which his property was distributed to his sons and the spouses of his daughters. One daughter (whose name may have been
Nancy) was married to James Jamierson. This error has been perpetuated in a number of genealogies. Benjamin's daughter Alethea (1793-1841) m. Samuel Bowie and his name is on the distribution list. You may want to add her name. Benjamin's daughter Margaret (1800-1861) m. Eli Fitzgerald (1800-1849). She married after her father died. She did _not_ marry
Elias McNabb. Margaret and Eli are buried in the Old Stone Church cem.,
Clemson, SC.

Lee Adair

I've been working on the descendants of Benjamin Adair and Nancy George (an area that James Barnett Adair's book has mixed up to a degree). I'm now pretty
confident I know who they are and where they went (most left Laurens Co.). The
following is based on Laurens Co., SC and Perry Co., AL Deed records.
The children of Benjamin and Nancy were:

Zadock, who m. 1) Sarah ?Wood? and 2) Sarah Kelly
William who m. Elizabeth Robertson
Isaac who m. Jane Henry
John who m. Nancy Hanna
Benjamin who m. Nancy ?Glenn?
Sarah who m. William Craig
Margaret who m. William Scott
Alethea who m. Samuel Bowie
Jane who m. James Jamieson

All of the above familes except those of Alethea and John were living in
Perry Co., AL in 1833.

Benjamin never had a son James J. This was a complete misreading of
Benjamin's estate papers in which the _spouses_ of some of daughters
were listed. JB Adair also has Isaac (spouse Jane Henry) as a son of
Elisha. Wrong again. Isaac and Jane signed powers of attorney in Perry
Co. giving his brother John the legal right to handle Benjamin's estate.
(John was the only family member still residing in Laurens Co., in

More About Benjamin Adair:
Burial: Unknown, served Revolutionary War.15

More About Benjamin Adair and Nancy George:
Marriage: 1777

Children of Benjamin Adair and Nancy George are:
  1. Zadock Adair, b. 1778, Laurens Co SC, d. date unknown.
  2. +William Adair, d. date unknown.
  3. John Adair, d. date unknown.
  4. Issac Adair, d. date unknown.
  5. Benjamin Adair, Jr., d. date unknown.
  6. Margaret Adair, b. 1800, d. 1861.
  7. Alethea Adair, b. 1793, d. 1841.
  8. Sarah Adair, d. date unknown.
  9. Jane Adair, d. date unknown.
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