Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJames Adair , GGG Grandfather
Birth8 Jun 1790, 96th District of SC
Death22 Mar 1851, Memphis, Shelby Co TN809 Age: 60
FatherJohn Adair (1756-~1800)
MotherJean Faires (1765-1819)
1Ann Smith , GGG Grandmother
Birth17 May 1789, South Carolina
Death16 Oct 1852 Age: 63
FatherJohn Smith (-1816)
MotherMargaret Ferguson (ca1760-1817)
Marriage14 Feb 1814, Georgia
ChildrenJohn Smith (1822-1884)
 Jane (1827-1887)
 Andrew Jackson (1831-1911)
Notes for James Adair
The Adairs seem to have originated in Scotland and Ireland. A number of Adairs migrated to the United States in the early 17OOs, settling in a number of states. By 1790 there was a large settlement of Adairs in Laurens County South Carolina. A future president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, was born in the Waxaw colony of Scotch-Irish emigrants in the Chester District of South Carolina.

James Adair was born June 8, 1790 in South Carolina. On February 14, 1814 James Adair married Ann Smith, who was born in South Carolina May 17, 1789. The 1820 census of the United States indicates that James Adair had moved Southwest to Putnam County Georgia, and by 1830 he had settled in Henry County Georgia. Henry County was created in 1821 from Indian lands. By 1850, James Adair and his wife Ann had moved to Shelby County Tennessee, where they lived near Memphis. James Adair died March 22, 1851 in Shelby County and Ann Smith Adair died on October 16, 1852. The exact location of Ann’s death and burial has not been determined.

Adair memoranda from Bible of A. J. Adair, copied by Nell Lewis on 21 April 2002:809

James Adair & Ann Smith, parents of A. J. Adair was married Feb 14th 1814.
James Adair was born June 8th 1790 and Died March 22nd 1851, aged 60 years 9 months and 14 days.
Ann Adair was born May 17th 1789 and Died Oct 16th 1852, aged 63 years 4 months and 29 days.
Fathers and Mothers sisters (NB. Written in a different hand than above):
Adaline (Gant) Hargis - Born 1842 - Died 1913
Jane (Adair) Brooks - Born - Died

1820 Census, Putnam Co GA:

James Adair, 2 males <10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females <10, 1 female 16-26, 1 female slave 14-26.

1830 Census, Henry Co GA:

James Adair, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 40-50.

1840 Census, Paulding Co GA:

James Adair, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 50-60.

1850 Census, 5th Ward, Shelby County, Tennessee, 2 Sept 1850:

Family 745:
Jas Adair, 60, m, Farmer, SC
Ann Adair, 61, f, SC
Andrew Adair, 18, m, GA
John Adair, 27, m, Waggon Maker, GA
Elzira Adair, 25, f, TN
June Adair, 7, f, GA
Frances Adair, 5, f, GA
Mary Adair, 3, f, MS
Wm Adair, 1, m, MS
N. A. Barkley, 39, m, Coffee House, KY
L. M. Dixon, 27, m, Coffee House, SC
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