NameJohn Smith Adair 633, GGG Uncle
Birth21 Mar 1822, Locust Grove, Henry Co GA
Death25 Nov 1884, Tyro, Tate Co GA634 Age: 62
BurialTyro Cemetery274
FatherJames Adair (1790-1851)
MotherAnn Smith (1789-1852)
Spouses
1Elzira (Unknown) 635, Spouse of GGG Uncle
ChildrenNancy Jane (1843-)
 Frances T. (1845-)
 Mary (1847-)
 William (1849-)
2“Mrs. H.” (Unknown) , Spouse of GGG Uncle
ChildrenMarie (1852-)
 Rufus Hiram (1855-)
 Emily M. (1857-)
 Sarah H. (1859-)
3Mary Ann (Unknown) , Spouse of GGG Uncle
Birth1847, MS635
ChildrenJames W. (1865-1906)
 Susan E. (1871-)
 Eva L. (1873-)
Notes for John Smith Adair
Census records of John Smith Adair:

1850 Memphis, Shelby Co TN (in household of James and Ann Adair):
John Adair b 1823 GA (wagon maker)
Elzira b 1825 TN
June b 1843 GA
Frances b 1845 GA
Mary b 1847 MS
Wm b 1849 MS

1860, Tyro, Marshall Co MS:
Jno. S. Adair b 1822 GA (carpenter)
Miss H. b 1823 KY
Nancy J. b 1843 GA
Frances T. b 1845 GA
Maria b 1852 MS
Rufus H. b 1855 MS
Emily M. b 1857 MS

1870, DeSoto Co MS:
John Adair b 1822 GA (farmer & carpenter)
Mary Ann b 1847 MS (keeping house)
Maria b 1852 MS
Rufus H. b 1854 MS
Emily b 1857 MS
Sarah M. b 1860 MS
James b 1865 MS
Rebecca Wright b 1796 SC

[Note: This Rebecca Wright, age 65 and b SC, was listed next to John S. Adair and Andrew J. Adair in the 1860 census of Tyro, Marshall Co MS. In this census, Rebecca is head of household that includes a 20-year old male named J. M. Farris, b in Tennessee. It is possible that Rebecca Wright may have been Rebecca Smith Wright, sister to Ann Smith and widow of an unknown male Wright.]

1880, Tate Co MS:
J. S. Adair b 1822 GA (farming)
Mary A. b 1847 MS (wife, house keeping)
Francis b 1854 MS (daughter, house keeping)
Rufus H. b 1856 MS (son, farming)
Sarah H. b 1859 MS (daughter, house keeping)
James W. b 1865 MS (son, works on farm)
Susan E. b 1871 MS (daughter)
Eva L. b 1873 MS (daughter)
Notes for John Smith Adair
The following analysis of the wives of John Smith Adair was carried out by Jim Webb:635

Although the marriage records for Paulding County, Georgia show a marriage between John Adair and Mary A Heslep on November 13, 1841, we question whether this is the John Smith Adair who is the son of James T Adair and brother of Andrew J Adair.
REASONS:
The 1850 census for Tennessee finds John S Adair living with his father. His brother is also living with the family which identifies them as "our" Adair family. John is age 27 and there is Elzira, age 25, living with them (listed next to John). Also in the family are young children ages 7 yrs. down to one year...too young to be James Adair's and Ann's children (ages 60 and 61). These are very probably John's and Elzira's children. Andrew J Adair is not yet married. The 1860 census for Marshall County, Mississippi shows John S Adair, age 38 as family #371 living next to Andrew J Adair, wife Frances and daughter Laura (fam. #372) which identifies this as "our" John S Adair. John's wife is listed as "Mrs H" born in Kentucky (in 1850 Elzira is listed as born in Tennessee). Still living with the family are Nancy June and Frances (ages 17 and 15). Added to the family are Maria, Rufus H, and Emily, ages 8, 5 and 3. Missing is Mary who would have been 13, and William who would have been 11. The 1870 census for DeSoto County, Mississippi has John Adair, age 48, born in Georgia, with "Mary Ann" listed next to him as "Keeping House" and age 23, born in Mississippi . We have children: Maria, age 18, Rufus H, age 16, and Emily age 13. We also have Sarah, age 10, and James, age 5. But "Mrs H" is missing. Did she die when Sarah was born? Note the 5 year gap in the children's ages. Is Mary Ann the same as the 3 yr old shown in 1850? Or is she a new wife who bore James, now age 5? The 1880 census for Tate County, Mississippi has John S Adair, age 58, with Mary A who is definitely listed as "wife". She is age 33 which matches the 1870 Mary Ann. The children are: Maria, age 26, Rufus, age 24, Sarah, age 20, James W, age 15, Susan E, age 9 and Eva L age 7. All are designated as sons or daughters. This information points to several marriages for John Smith Adair.
Last Modified 6 Mar 2007Created 6 Nov 2014 using Reunion for Macintosh