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Alexander Adair8 was born 1750 in Belfast, Ireland, and died 1820 in DE. He married Mary Anne Steele on Abt. 1782 in Laurens, SC.

 Includes NotesNotes for Alexander Adair:
14 Jun 1785 Place: Paid for service in the Militia.
13 Jun 1786 Place: Fined for bastardy with Ann McClure (from crt rcds)

Ann McLure b: 1758
Children
Stephen Braddock b: AFT 13 JUN 1786 in Laurens Co. South Carolina


1796 Place: Alexander sells land to Benjamin Wilson.
1807 Place: Alexander & Mary sell land to Benjamin Wilson.


Migrated to America in 1772 with his daughter Jean and wife. They settl ed in Jax Township, SC.


Emigration: ABT 1772 IRE to Laurens Co., SC

Married: in Belfast, IRE
Note: 8 children


Alexander Adair


Note: Orphaned and raised by an uncle (John Adair), of Belfast, Ireland. Migrated to America in 1772. Settled in Jax County,SC. (Dad can not verify migration date. Found recorded in SC Journal No 33 pp150-157 as a land grant to Alexander Adair and his wife Mary at a meeting 28 May. 1767) Migrated to America in 1772 with his daughter JEAN and wife. They settled in Jax Township, South Carolina. http://members.tripod.com/~barthlynnmccoy/revolutionindex.htmlSOUTH CAROLINA*ADAIR, Alexander He served in the Militia. A.A.18; S347.The County Antrim Surname Interest List http://www.rootsweb.com/~irldub/antrim/antrimsr.htm#topIrelandhttp://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/SurnamesList/Passenger List Indexhttp://members.tripod.com/%7Ebarthlynnmccoy/mckelveypassengerindex.htmlfrom LDS (Charles Steven Adair) Other: 14 Jun 1785 Place: Paid for service in the Militia. Other: 13 Jun 1786 Place: Fined for bastardies with Ann McClure (from court records.) Other: 1796 Place: Alexander sells land to Benjamin Wilson. Other: 1807 Place: Alexander & Mary sell land to Benjamin Wilson. Laurens County, SC, 1800 Censushttp://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/3084.htmName: Alexander Adair Free White Males (Age 0-10): 3Free White Males (Age 10-16): 0Free White Males (Age 16-26): 0Free White Males (Age 26-45): 0Free White Males (Age 45+): 1Free White Females (Age 0-10): 1Free White Females (Age 10-16): 1Free White Females (Age 16-26): 0Free White Females (Age 26-45): 0Free White Females (Age 45+): 0other: 0Slaves: 0Notes from Ancestory.comhttp://data.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&db=gedoth&f0=70166&f1=3831 28 May1767 - Listed in SC Council Journal #33 pp150-157 asprotestantshaving arrived: Mary Adair, Alexander Adair, James Adair, Margaret Adair, ?Steele (from Revill's book??) Rcvd from Pam A. Miller (pmiller@@marinternet.com).the years. Some info from Shirley Brown Adair book. of Belfast, Ireland. - verify)him ?YEAR 1790 SOUTH CAROLINA GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, ALL SAINTSPARISH.NINETY-SIX DISTRICT, LAURENS COUNTY .Lots of info: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adair 9&id=I0149http://genforum.genealogy.com/braddock/messages/98.htmlPam Miller Well, guess who didn't check back on the Adair board for a longtime, as well as just being a slow correspondent backed up on getting back to folks? Me.... sorry. I have my lines and some Tippah and Laurens pix up at http://marinternet.com/pmiller I haven't posted the docs concerning the Adair-McClure bastardies charges, but here's the scoop: We know Stephen Braddock was born before 1790 and listed with Ann McClure in the Laurens census 1790, just the two of them. Most write-ups have been frank about saying Stephen is believed to be son of Francis. Francis Braddock doesn't seem to show up in Laurens until the early to mid 1790s. The earliest doc I've found on him is the1796 land deed from John and Jean Adair selling him the land next to what they had sold to Ann McClure in 1791. Francis just doesn't show up in the court records at all, not even for jury duty. Actually I have to amend that: I have a research note that says: Index of “Recd of Recordings, 1789 - 1803” Office of Clerk of Court of Laurens co. p. 10 Francis Braddock I haven't found the reference yet, but it could narrow down his arrival date better. The 1850 Tippah census shows Stephen enumerated twice (he's already dead), but the more likely accurate one is the info given by his widow and daughter, not the one by his son, i.e. p. 527 family 505 where his age is 64, not p. 502 family 149age 60 listed with Jeremiah and Rebecca. Even this doesn't matter because of the 1790 census, but it fits beautifully with the next bit. So we've always had to wonder, who is Stephen's father? Finally, in the Laurens Court Minutes is: Adair, Alexander £50 and £3 11sh. fine and cost And Ann McClure admit bastardies - 13 Jun 1786[they are along with 7 other couples] Alexander Adair arrived in 1767 (from the Council Journals) and came straight to Laurens co, so he should hopefully be related to all the Adair’s there, but he isn't part of that gang who had come earlier from PA that's so tricky (James the Indian Trader, Joseph, William). His wife was Mary (many people say néeSteele, but no one tells how they know it, I haven't found it yet). He got a land grant of 234a, warrant #1141, surveyed 23rd Dec1784, recorded the 19th Feb 1785 (in SC Greenville Land Grants and Surveys Bk A). It's also shown in the Land Grant Maps done by the Union County Historical Society and it's a perfect fit with the plat on the grant, except that the grant was shown south to north (i.e. upside down!). I tracked and visited various ancestry land last summer and it's pretty clearly just north of the big highway in Laurens, my pictures of it just show big ugly piles of logging debris, oops, should have walked around a bit more on that one! So I haven't put that on the web. Alexander Adair was paid for duty in the Militia, 14 Jun 1785,stub entry 347, Bk S.1790 census (p. 74 col2): 1-1-4, 0-01800, p. 25a: 30001-11000, 0-01810, listed as Adir, p. 54: 01201-00100, 0-0I can't find him after that, but he shows up in the usual court records for jury duty, buying at estate sales, as bounding on other's lands, etc. The very last I've found of him is selling his land 21 Jan 1809 and showing up for jury duty on 17 Apr1809 (but not empaneled). I've looked at 1820 census in states on the way to MS, but no luck so far. The Adair’s and Braddock’s stayed in the same area and descendants of both went to Tippah. Anyway, that's a bit of it. I don't know how it will sit with you, it's just starting to get out, there will be some inevitable controversy. I happen to love it, it happened all the time. Unfortunately SC doesn't have good support bonds like other states to add more flesh to it. I have wonderful visions of Francis coming down from PA (probably), marrying a woman 10years his senior with a child, giving him his name (that _is interesting, Stephen would have been at least 4-5 years old),they even gave Stephen his start when he came of age in 1807(land deed K232), etc. My Grandmother Braddock would NEVER have accepted it, but then again, she claimed direct descent from the (childless) General! It also possibly answers her claims of Indian descent. I had disproved it in all other lines, this was the last chance: I now theorize that the stories had become melded with those of the other Adairs who did marry or have Indian blood. I teach, winter break coming this week, I shoot straight over to Salt Lake for the week. Did Laurens county courthouse and library last summer, haven't been to Columbia archives in several years, hopefully go back there this summer. Regards, Pam in CAP.S. I have a picture of Jeremiah and Rebecca's son Joshua A. Braddock's grave in Lamar, but haven't put it up yet. I think I will, but don't know if he has descendants (d. ae 28). Do you know? JettPlane@aol.com Tue Sep 26 06:16:46 2000To: ADAIR-L@rootsweb.com Laurens County Area Adair Family Trees 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. 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, Browning identifies the Adair signers as follows. Browning's identifications look very logical to me. Isaac Adair: Killed Apr. 1781, widow Ruth. Jms. Adair: b. 1747, son of Joseph Adair, Sr, married Rebecca Montgomery. This James moved to Indiana and died there in 1831.James Adair, Sr.: died before 1796, wife Eleanor. Joseph Adair, Jr.: Son of James and Eleanor, wife Sarah. Joseph Adair: died 1812, son of Joseph Adair, Sr. Benjamin Adair: died 1823, son of Joseph Adair, Sr. Wife Susannah. James Adair, Jr., son of James: son of James Adair and wife Eleanor, died 1818, wife Hannah. William Adair: died before 1784. Estate was administered 1784,shows up in Abbeville will records. His connection to other Adairs cannot be ascertained. John Adair: died 1813 in Georgia, wife Jane, son of Joseph Adair, grandson of Joseph Adair, Sr. John Adair, Sr.: Killed 1782, wife Sarah. In Abbeville wills. Probable son of Joseph Adair, Sr. Alexander Adair: Scotch Irish immigrant in 1767, per Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, by Revill, p. 74. http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&db=gedoth&f0=70166&f1=3831 28 May1767 - Listed in SC Council Journal #33 pp150-157 asprotestantshaving arrived: Mary Adair, Alexander Adair, James Adair, Margaret Adair, ?Steele (from Revill's book??) Rcvd from Pam A. Miller (pmiller@@marinternet.com).the years. Some info from Shirley Brown Adair book. of Belfast, Ireland. – verify )him? YEAR 1790 SOUTH CAROLINA GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, ALL SAINTSPARISH.NINETY-SIX DISTRICT, LAURENS COUNTY.http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adair9&id=I0149ID: I0149 Name: Alexander ADAIR Sex: M Birth: 1750 in Belfast, Ireland Death: BEF. 1820 _FA2: 13 JUN 1786 Fined for bastardies with Ann McClure(from crt rcds) _FA3: 1796 Alexander sells land to Benjamin Wilson. _FA4: 1807 Alexander & Mary sell land to Benjamin Wilson. _FA5: 14 JUN 1785 Paid for service in the Militia. Note: 28 May1767 - Listed in SC Council Journal #33 pp150-157 asprotestants having arrived: Mary Adair, Alexander Adair, James Adair, Margaret Adair, ? Steele (from Revill's book??) Rcvd from Pam A. Miller (pmiller@marinternet.com).Alexander shows up in court and land records in various ways throughout the years. Some info from Shirley Brown Adair book.(From Steven Walter Adair - Orphaned and raised by an uncle(John Adair), of Belfast, Ireland. - verify) Check Leo Adair's manuscript. What ship did he come on and who was with him? HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKENIN THE YEAR 1790 SOUTH CAROLINA GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, ALL SAINTSPARISH. NINETY-SIX DISTRICT, LAURENS COUNTY. Name of head of family: Adair, Alexander Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1Free white males under 16 years: 1Free white females, including heads of families: 4Laurens County, SC 1800 census: Name: Alexander Adair Free White Males (Age 0-10): 3Free White Males (Age 10-16): 0Free White Males (Age 16-26): 0Free White Males (Age 26-45): 0Free White Males (Age 45+): 1Free White Females (Age 0-10): 1Free White Females (Age 10-16): 1Free White Females (Age 16-26): 0Free White Females (Age 26-45): 0Free White Females (Age 45+): 0other: 0Slaves: 0He came into Charles Town, SC. I found that information in, "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index", Volume 1 A-G, Edited by P. William Filby. (From Pamela Adair Dean) from Pam Miller about Alexander:14 JUN 1785 - paid for service in Militia13JUN1786 - fined for bastardies with Ann McClure (from court records)1790 - Ann McClure and son (her ancestor Stephen) living alone.1790 - Alexander Adair, 1 male>16, 1 male <16, 4 females.1791 - John and Jean Adair sold land to Ann McClure.1796 - John and Jean Adair sold land to Francis Braddock who had already married Ann McClure.1796 - Alexander Adair sells land to Benjamin Wilson1800 - Alexander looks to be widowed: 1 male >45, 3 males <10, 1female 10-16, 1 female 16-26.Alexander shows up in court and land records in various ways throughout these years. She says she believes this is the Alexander and Mollie Adair in Misc. Adair Families found in GA,MS, AL, p132 of Shirley Brown Adair's book, "Robert Adair,1770-1845".She lists the descendants of Alexander as listed in this book. Then she goes on to say that Alexander was listed in the appendix to the Janie Revill book on immigrants attesting in apetition to Col. James Williams character, whom he served under. Col. Williams fought at the battle of Musgrove Mill (in Laurens county), and was killed at Kings Mountain. The original petition is in the archives at Duke University. Browning also shows a land grant of 234 acres in 1784 on the south fork of Duncan Creek, either a delay of entry of the grant upon arrivalin SC or was for war service. No apparent relation to the other Adair's, but could have been a late arriving cousin or brother. She says the relationship just has to be there between Alexander and the earlier Laurens County Adair's but they came over well before Alexander was born. From Pam Adair Dean: In the South Carolina Gazette, No 1654, May11-June 1, 1767 Fridlay, the15th instant arrived here, in the Ship Prince of Wales, Capt. James Egger, from Belfast, upwards of 200 passengers from the north of Ireland; for theconveying of whom to the Irish settlement near Long Canes, the hon. Commons house of assembly of this province, last Thursday, voted the sumof one thousand pounds currency, and ordered twenty shillings sterling bounty each, to be paid into their hands. This was dated May 30, the ship came in May 15th. It is the only one out of about 25 ships from Belfast, Ireland. They did not have passenger list so that's where I'll look next to confirm it. Feel free to look also.[Broderbund Family Archive #354, Ed. 3, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Date of Import: Apr 26, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.354.1.459.14]Individual: Alexdan Adair Place: Charleston, SC Year: 1767 Primary Individual: Adair, Alexdan Source Code: 3627.37Source Name: JONES, JACK MORELAND, and MARY BONDURANT WARREN. South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers,1988. 430p.Source Annotation: Place and date of immigrants' or discharged military person's petition requesting reimbursements of passage, additional land, head rights, bounty, etc. from the South Carolina government or of letter expressing satisfaction with the voyage to America. Extracted from The South-Carolina Gazette, "The Governor and Council Journal" (located at the South Carolina Archives), and "Records of the Public Treasurers of South Carolina" (also at the SC Archives in Columbia).Source Page #: 187From Pam Miller:C318 - 18 Apr 1788, 9 Mar 1791 Benj. Willson, pl., & wf Elizabeth to Jas. McCluer, pl., £40 100a orig grant 1 May 1786 on S. Fk Duncans Ck, bd JasPollock, Alexr Adair. Wit Ada [sic] Bell, Jas Bell, John Robinson. John Hunter JP. [other src- it's Adam Bell, he proved deed 3 Nov 1790]F367 - 3 Mar 1796, no recd date. Alexr Adair & wf Mary to Benj Wilson £20 sterling, 100a on Duncans Ck, part of 234a gr 23 Dec 1784. Wit James Lindsey, Jno Entrekin. Wm Hunter JPG374 - 19 Oct 1801, 4 Mar 1802 Thos East to Nathl Cannon $300,100a where sd Cannon now lives on Hadleys (?) Ck of Enoree Rv bd Thos Loftin, John Byanon (?), Obie Roberts. Wit: Alexr Adar, Thos East Junr. J. A. Elmore, J.Q. Dower relinq by Mary East.J29 - 3 Aug 1797 27 Aug 1808 James P. Pollock of Pendleton co to Patrick Scott $75 50a part of orig gr to Jas Pollock decd, bequeathed by his will to his widow Ann Pollock. Confusing about Pogue, not clear. [sic] Wit: John & Benj Wilson, Alexr Adair. Robt Long JPJ88 - 21 Jan 1809 3 Jul 1809 Alexr Adair to Benj Willson $11084a on S Fk Duncans Ck part of 1786 grant by Moultrie. Wit Daniel Long, Wm Brooks Junr. Robt Long JPK46 6 Apr 1808, 7 Feb 1814 Chas Russell to Richd Bonds $160,106a on Duncans Ck part of 234a gr to Alexr Adair & 56a gr to sd Chas Russell, where Chas Russell now lives. Wit Patr Scott, Benj Willson Jr. Tabith Russell relinq dower to A.E. Elmore JQWill Books:A1/111 Appr est James Pollock decd 15 Feb 1795 (5 pp long), inclnotes against ...Enterkin, East, Alexr Bair (out of the state) [sic in thisabstract, it's written Adair in another].... Accts in the Books v. ...Walker, Alexr Adair....Appraisers Benj Wilson, John Owens, Saml McConehey.A1/196 Return & Settlement est James Pollock 18 Feb 1797. Notes& Accts: ...Alexr Adair...Payments to ...Adam & Richd Bell...Saml Ewing...A1/251 Appr of est Morgin Layson decd 11 Oct 1800 by John Owens, Ellexander Adair, John Dillard.SCC929.31829] 1829 Census of Laurens Dist SC [only 3 state census recds before 1850 extant]gives # of all free wh inhabs. surnames are sometimes grouped within the alphabet (like in tax lists), but I didn't indicate it in my notes (pressed on the last day there).Adair: Robert 2, James 9, Benjamin 9, John 3, Robert 9, John 5,Thomas 7,


SOUTH CAROLINA


*ADAIR, Alexander
He served in the Militia. A.A.18; S347.

*ADAIR, Benjamin
m: Catherine
He served in the militia, lost a horse in service, and was killed on
10 March 1781. A.A. 19;S348; Annuitants Claims.

*ADAIR, Isaac
m:Ruth
He served in Picken's brigade(One source says Marion's Brigade) and
was killed in April 1781. A.A. 20;S346; Annuitant's Claims.

*ADAIR, James, Sr.
See James Adare, Sr.

*ADAIR, James, Jr.
b:c1755
d:July 1835
m: Anna
He served in the Militia. Patriot Index.

*ADAIR, John
b:1759, Duncan Creek, S.C.
d:1812
m:Jane Jones
He enlisted during 1779, was captured near Charlotte and held in
Prison at Camden. (Moved to Ga.) McCall, III,2.

*ADAIR, John
b:9/20 January 1757
d:8/9 May 1840
m:Catherine Palmer
He served from 1779 to 1780 under Col. Winn and was in the surrender
of Charleston. Thereafter, he joined Gen. Sumter as a militiaman
and was in the engagements at Williamson's Plantation, at Rocky
Mount and at Hanging Rock and was made a Captain shortly thereafter
by Sumter. By the fall of that year, he was a major. He was captured
once and exchanged. He engaged in fourteen battles, the last of
which was Eutaw Springs. At one time, he was aide-de-camp to
Sumter. He served as a general in the War of 1812. Later he became
a member of Congress and was governor of Kentucky. Patriot Index;
D.A.B.; (Kitchens, Zazhary, R5999).

*ADAIR, John, Jr.
He served in the militia under Col. Anderson after the fall of
Charleston. A.A.22; S349

*ADAIR, Joseph
He served under Col. Lacey and was at Huck's Defeat. C.S.

*ADAIR, Joseph, Sr.
b:1711
d:1801
m:1.Sarah Laferty
2. Susannah Long
He served as a commissary of the Little River Regiment under Col.
Casey. From 20 August 1781 to March 1782, he served under Col.
Washington and others. Patriot Index; A.A. 23;X1955.

*ADAIR, Joseph, Jr.
b:1733
d:17 October 1812
m:Sarah Dillard
He served as a Lieutenant and Deputy Commissary. Patriot Index;
S.C.H.& G.;XLIX,229;A.A.23;X1955;Kinfolks, 1233.

*ADAIR, Robert
m:Elizabeth
He lost six horses while serving in the militia and was killed by
Indians. R628;C.S.;Annuitants Claims.

*ADAIR, William
d:15 May 1808
m:Catherine James
He served as a lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment and was captured
at the fall of Charleston. In addition, he was an adjutant under
Col. Lacey. Yearbook, 1893.

*ADAIR, William
He served in Marion's brigade and was a wagoner under Col. Winn at
Monck's Corner. A.A.25;F387;II06.


*MCKELVEEN, William
See William McElveen

*MCKELVEY, Alexander
He enlisted in the Second Regiment on 4 November, 1775. He deserted
on 21 October 1776. N.A.853.

*MCKELVEY, Andrew
He served in the Rangers under Capt. Charles Heatley and Col.
Thomson during 1775. S.C. H.&G.,III,74.

*MCKELVEY, Hugh
He served in the militia after the fall of Charleston. A.A.5097;P287.

*MCKELVEY, John
He served in the militia after the fall of Charleston. A.A.5099;P286

*MCKELVEY, Matthew
He enlisted in the Sixth Regiment on 14 July 1776. N.A.853

*MCKELVEY, Robert
d. c.1812
He served as aide-de-camp to Gen. Sumter in the battle at Blackstock's
Plantation. In addition, he served as a lieutenant and captain in
the cavalry under Col. Maham during 1781 and 1782. A.A.5100;
G266;VDD109;110.

*MCKELVLE, Alexander
He enlisted during August 1775 in the Second Regiment under Capt.
Bernard Elliot and Col. Moultrie.S.C.H.&G.,XVII,100.

MCKELVY, William
b:1744, Ireland
d:11 August 1834
m: Mary Mason, January or February 1789. After enlisting during 1776
or 1777 under a Capt. Bauldin(?) and Col. Pickens, he marched into
Georgia against the Indians. Next, he served under Capt. William
Wilson as a mounted militiaman. In addition, he served under a
Capt. Caldwell and Col. Pickens and was in the battle at Stono.
(Moved to N.C.,Va.,Tenn.,Ky., and Tenn.)


28 May 1767 - Listed in SC Council Journal #33 pp150-157 as protestants having arrived: Mary Adair, Alex'dr Adair, James Adair, Margaret Adair, ? Steele (from Revill's book??) Rcvd from Pam A. Miller(pmiller@marinternet.com).


Alexander shows up in court and land records in various ways throughout the years. Some info from Shirley Brown Adair book.


Name: Alexander ADAIR
Sex: M
Birth: 1750 in Belfast, Ireland
Death: BEF. 1820
_FA2: 13 JUN 1786 Fined for bastardy with Ann McClure(from crt rcds)
_FA3: 1796 Alexander sells land to Benjamin Wilson.
_FA4: 1807 Alexander & Mary sell land to Benjamin Wilson.
_FA5: 14 JUN 1785 Paid for service in the Militia.
Note:
28 May1767 - Listed in SC Council Journal #33 pp150-157 as protestants having arrived: Mary Adair, Alex'dr Adair, James Adair, Margaret Adair, ? Steele (from Revill's book??) Rcvd from Pam A. Miller(pmiller@marinternet.com).

Alexander shows up in court and land records in various ways throughout the years. Some info from Shirley Brown Adair book.

(From Steven Walter Adair - Orphaned and raised by an uncle (John Adair), of Belfast, Ireland. - verify)
Check Leo Adair's manuscript. What ship did he come on and who was with him?

HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 SOUTH CAROLINA GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, ALL SAINTS PARISH. NINETY-SIX DISTRICT, LAURENS COUNTY.

Name of head of family: Adair, Alexander
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 4

Laurens County, SC 1800 census:
Name: Alexander Adair
Free White Males (Age 0-10): 3
Free White Males (Age 10-16): 0
Free White Males (Age 16-26): 0
Free White Males (Age 26-45): 0
Free White Males (Age 45+): 1
Free White Females (Age 0-10): 1
Free White Females (Age 10-16): 1
Free White Females (Age 16-26): 0
Free White Females (Age 26-45): 0
Free White Females (Age 45+): 0
other: 0
Slaves: 0

He came into Charles Town, SC. I found that information in, "Passenger and
Immigration Lists Index", Volume 1 A-G, Edited by P.William Filby. (From Pamela Adair Dean)

from Pam Miller about Alexander:

14JUN1785 - paid for service in Militia
13JUN1786 - fined for bastardy with Ann McClure (from court records)
1790 - Ann McClure and son (her ancestor Stephen) living alone.
1790 - Alexander Adair, 1 male>16, 1 male <16, 4 females.
1791 - John and Jean Adair sold land to Ann McClure.
1796 - John and Jean Adair sold land to Francis Braddock who had already married Ann McClure.
1796 - Alexander Adair sells land to Benjamin Wilson
1800 - Alexander looks to be widowed: 1 male >45, 3 males <10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26.

Alexander shows up in court and land records in various ways throughout these years. She says she believes this is the Alexander and Mollie Adair in Misc. Adair Families found in GA, MS, AL, p132 of Shirley Brown Adair's book, "Robert Adair, 1770-1845".

She lists the descendants of Alexander as listed in this book. Then she goes on to say that Alexander was listed in the appendix to the Janie Revill book on immigrants attesting in a petition to Col. James Williams character, whom he served under. Col. Williams fought at the battle of Musgrove Mill (in Laurens county), and was killed at Kings Mountain. The original petition is in the archives at Duke University. Browning also shows a land grant of 234 acres in 1784 on the south fork of Duncan Creek, either a delay of entry of the grant upon arrival in SC or was for war service. No apparent relation to the other Adair's, but could have been a late arriving cousin or brother.

She says the relationship just has to be there between Alexander and the earlier Laurens County Adair's but they came over well before Alexander was born.

From Pam Adair Dean: In the South Carolina Gazette, No 1654, May 11-June 1, 1767 Fridlay, the
15th instant arrived here, in the Ship Prince of Wales, Capt. James Egger,
from Belfast, upwards of 200 passengers from the north of Ireland; for the
conveying of whom to the Irish settlement near Long Canes, the hon. commons
house of assembly of this province, last Thursday, voted the sum of one
thousand pounds currency, and ordered twenty shillings sterling bounty each,
to be paid into their hands.

This was dated May 30, the ship came in May 15th. It is the only one out of
about 25 ships from Belfast, Ireland. They did not have passenger list so
that's where I'll look next to confirm it. Feel free to look also.

[Broderbund Family Archive #354, Ed. 3, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Date of Import: Apr 26, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.354.1.459.14]

Individual: Alexdan Adair
Place: Charleston, SC
Year: 1767

Primary Individual: Adair, Alexdan

Source Code: 3627.37

Source Name:
JONES, JACK MORELAND, and MARY BONDURANT WARREN. South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. 430p.

Source Annotation:
Place and date of immigrants' or discharged military person's petition requesting reimbursements of passage, additional land, headrights, bounty, etc. from the South Carolina government or of letter expressing satisfaction with the voyage to America. Extracted from The South-Carolina Gazette, "The Governor and Council Journal" (located at the South Carolina Archives), and "Records of the Public Treasurers of South Carolina" (also at the SC Archives in Columbia).
Source Page #: 187

From Pam Miller:
C318 - 18 Apr 1788, 9 Mar 1791 Benj. Willson, pl., & wf Elizabeth to Jas. McCluer, pl.,
£40 100a orig grant 1 May 1786 on S. Fk Duncans Ck, bd Jas Pollock, Alexr Adair. Wit Ada
[sic] Bell, Jas Bell, John Robinson. John Hunter JP. [other src - it's Adam Bell, he
proved deed 3 Nov 1790]

F367 - 3 Mar 1796, no recd date. Alexr Adair & wf Mary to Benj Wilson £20 sterling, 100a
on Duncans Ck, part of 234a gr 23 Dec 1784. Wit James Lindsey, Jno Entrekin. Wm Hunter
JP

G374 - 19 Oct 1801, 4 Mar 1802 Thos East to Nathl Cannon $300, 100a where sd Cannon now
lives on Hadleys (?) Ck of Enoree Rv bd Thos Loftin, John Byanon (?), Obie Roberts. Wit:
Alexr Adar, Thos East Junr. J. A. Elmore, J.Q. Dower relinq by Mary East.

J29 - 3 Aug 1797 27 Aug 1808 James P. Pollock of Pendleton co to Patrick Scott $75 50a
part of orig gr to Jas Pollock decd, bequeathed by his will to his widow Ann Pollock.
Confusing about Pogue, not clear. [sic] Wit: John & Benj Wilson, Alexr Adair. Robt Long
JP

J88 - 21 Jan 1809 3 Jul 1809 Alexr Adair to Benj Willson $110 84a on S Fk Duncans Ck part
of 1786 grant by Moultrie. Wit Daniel Long, Wm Brooks Junr. Robt Long JP

K46 6 Apr 1808, 7 Feb 1814 Chas Russell to Richd Bonds $160, 106a on Duncans Ck part of
234a gr to Alexr Adair & 56a gr to sd Chas Russell, where Chas Russell now lives. Wit
Patr Scott, Benj Willson Jr. Tabith Russell relinq dower to A. E. Elmore JQ

Will Books:
A1/111 Appr est James Pollock decd 15 Feb 1795 (5 pp long), incl notes against
...Enterkin, East, Alexr Bair (out of the state) [sic in this abstract, it's written Adair
in another].... Accts in the Books v. ...Walker, Alexr Adair.... Appraisers Benj Wilson,
John Owens, Saml McConehey.

A1/196 Return & Settlement est James Pollock 18 Feb 1797. Notes & Accts: ...Alexr
Adair...Payments to ...Adam & Richd Bell...Saml Ewing...

A1/251 Appr of est Morgin Layson decd 11 Oct 1800 by John Owens, Ellexander Adair, John
Dillard.

SCC929.31829] 1829 Census of Laurens Dist SC [only 3 state census recds before 1850
extant]
gives # of all free wh inhabs. surnames are sometimes grouped within the alphabet (like
in tax lists), but I didn't indicate it in my notes (pressed on the last day there).
Adair: Robert 2, James 9, Benjamin 9, John 3, Robert 9, John 5, Thomas 7,

From Roy Edgar Adair:
Steve, You perhaps have heard my record of Alexander, but will list some
of my records so you might use
some of this in your correspondance with Shirley. My great uncle Thomas
Green Adair (A Meth. Ministrr) and a great-grandson of Alexander had a
record of the Alexander descendants and a
record of his arival to SC. That info follows,

"Alax" and a sister (?) was orphans, raised by an uncle (John Adair) in
Belfast Ireland.
He and his wife (Mary Ann "molly" Steel) and a daughter Jean and his sister,
Migrated to America in 1767 and settled in, Jax Township, now Laurens Co.
SC.

Re Alexander"s arrival:

On May 28 1767 ----listed in SC. Journal #33 pp150 to 157 as protestants
having
arrived:
Mary Adair (Perhaps Mary Ann "Molly" Steele/Still Adair)
Alex Adair (Alexander)
James Adair (believed to be a misprint, perhaps was Jean)
Margaret Adair (perhaps his sister)
There were others listed, but not of this family.

Notice descendants,
Alexander Adair, 1750 - 1820 > Robert W. Adair Sr. 1776 - 1865, > Robert
Adair Jr. 1829 - 1925 >
Tom Green Adair 1867. Tom had personal contact with several of his ancestors
and obtained this
info. We have no info on WHY they were orphaned, could have been deaths.
war, or other things.
Maybe Shirley can help.

Roy,



Steve,

Noticed your correspondance with Shirley Walsh, Keep this rolling, maybe we can find a connection.

You perhaps have heard my record of Alexander, but will list some of my records so you might use
some of this in your correspondance with Shirley. My great uncle Thomas Green Adair (A Meth. Ministrr) and a great-grandson of Alexander had a record of the Alexander descendants and a
record of his arival to SC. That info follows,

"Alax" and a sister (?) was orphans, raised by an uncle (John Adair) in Belfast Ireland.
He and his wife (Mary Ann "molly" Steel) and a daughter Jean and his sister, Migrated to America in 1767 and settled in, Jax Township, now Laurens Co. SC.

Re Alexander"s arrival:

On May 28 1767 ----listed in SC. Journal #33 pp150 to 157 as protestants having
arrived:
Mary Adair (Perhaps Mary Ann "Molly" Steele/Still Adair)
Alex Adair (Alexander)
James Adair (believed to be a misprint, perhaps was Jean)
Margaret Adair (perhaps his sister)
There were others listed, but not of this family.

Notice descendants,
Alexander Adair, 1750 - 1820 > Robert W. Adair Sr. 1776 - 1865, > Robert Adair Jr. 1829 - 1925 >
Tom Green Adair 1867. Tom had personal contact with several of his ancestors and obtained this
info. We have no info on WHY they were orphaned, could have been deaths. war, or other things.
Maby Shirley can help.

Roy,


Marriage 1 Mary Anne STEELE b: in Belfast, Ireland
Children
Jean ADAIR b: in Belfaast, Ireland
John ADAIR b: in SC
Tobithia ADAIR
Benjamin ADAIR
Anna ADAIR b: 1 MAY 1776 in Laurens Co. SC
Robert ADAIR b: 1796 in Laurens CO. SC


The bastardy charge against Alexander Adair and Ann McClure was on 13 Jun 1786

Adam Bell bc.1755, dc. Nov 1805, Laurens Co SC,
m. Mary McClure, b. 1744, d. 1 Mar 1832 Laurens Co SC
(rel of of Ann McClure b. 1758, d. 2 Nov 1828 Laurens Co, SC ?)
children:
Adam Bell (bc.1780 mc.1800 ?) Jane Munford, (bur. Tallapoosa, AL ?)
Mary Bell, b. 1784-85, mc.1810 Stephen Braddock (Adair) b. 13 June 1786
(son of Alex Adair bc.1755 & Ann McClure b.1758 who m. Francis Braddock),
d. 4 Nov 1870 MS Tippah

1810 census Laurens Co SC
ADIR..............34B (Adair / Adear)
ADIR..............52A
ADIR..............52B
ADIR..............53B
ADIR..............54A
MUNFORD...........42A (o/wise Monford)
BELL..............52A
BELL..............53B
BRADOCK...........53B (Braddock ?)
BISHOP............54A
MCLURE............52A (McClure ?)
(Munford may have been the captain of the ship
which brought settlers to Laurens Co. c.1760s)

1800 census, Laurens Co SC
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/2932/1800laurens.html
Captain George Whitmore's Company.
ages............males..females
James Adair :
0-10yrs..........1............2
10-16yrs.........1............2
16-26yrs.........1............1
26-45yrs.........-.............-
45+..............1.............1
Joseph Adair :
......................3.............1
......................1.............1
......................1.............1
......................-.............-
......................1.............1
James Dillard :
......................2.............3
......................1.............1
......................1.............-
......................1.............1
James Monford (Munford) :
......................-..............2
......................-..............-
......................-..............1
16-26yrs..............1..............-

In 1800 census, Laurens Co, SC,
Capt. Robert Scott's Company there were :
Benjamin Adair
John Adair
James Adair
James Adair
Alexander Adair
Joseph Adair
Elisha Adair

In Enoree Regiment, Lower Battalion VI
Captain William Rodger's Company, there was
James Adair.


More About Alexander Adair:
Residence: 1790, Not Stated, Laurens, South Carolina.8

More About Alexander Adair and Mary Anne Steele:
Marriage: Abt. 1782, Laurens, SC.

Children of Alexander Adair and Mary Anne Steele are:
  1. +Robert Adair, b. 1796, Laurens County, South Carolina9, d. 1865, Union Co. Mississippi.
  2. Tobithia Adair, d. date unknown.
  3. John Adair, b., Laurens County, South Carolina, d. date unknown.
  4. Benjamin Adair, d. date unknown, Mississippi.
  5. James Adair, d. date unknown.
  6. Anna Adair, b. 01 May 1776, Laurens County, South Carolina, d. date unknown.
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