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James Adair Revolutionary War Period
Posted by: Brenda Fowler (ID *****7399) Date: April 17, 2007 at 07:26:27
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The Giles co., VA history book published in 1982:

James Adair, is on Stephen Trigg's List of Tithables for 17723, w. side of New River and as high on Walkers Cr. as Rye Bottom (NRT).
37 days Capt. James Robertson's Co. pd. 2 15S 60. Sundries per audit. Hide. (F)
2-18-1783. 317 A. w. side of new r. (listed under Montgomery Co. Early land survey.)
Rodway established from Col. Cloyd's to this courthouse, crossing the river at James Adair's Ferry. James Adair overseer.
2-2-1796, bonded to keep a ferry over New R. to the lands of James Craig, near state highway bridge connecting Pulaski Co. and Radford.
1 tithe, 0 slaves, 4 horses, 11 cattle & land.
Captain Mair's Co. Capt. Robertson's Co. 1777
Captain May's list. Swore allegiance in James Robertson's Co. 10-13-1777
Tax List C, 1 white males 16-21, 0 slaves, 6 horses.
Peter Helver 261 a. at head of falling spring, adj. to servey of Col. John Ingles, deceased on n. side, delivered to James Adair 6-10-1787.
James Adair (by right of settlement) 100 a. on New R. at the mouth of East R. Delived to John Toney who lives on the land. 3-2-1785.
Isham and Anthony Christian (assignee of heir-al-law to Nathanial Christian, deceased, assignee of James Adair) 400 a. on east r. below five mile fork about 3 computed miles above the mouth (by right of settlement of James Adair) 4-13-1786.
Marriage of Noah Mallet and Sarah Jones, James Adair surety, 11-1-1788
James Miller and Nancy Kirby, James Adair surety, 4-1-1816
William Miller and Mary Kirby, d/o John Kirby, James Adair surety 2-18-1818
John Hix and Elizabeth Brown, James Adair surety 8-6-1789
4-15-1810 proved 1-29-1811 Will of Corneilus Adair. To sons Wm. and John now living in PA to sons Francis and James; to wife Elizath; to all children viz. John, James, William, Benjamin, Francis, Polly (wife of Peyton Shumate). Executor: son William and friend Robert Stuart, teste, Richard Holt, Robert Hunter, Daniel Sevisher.
Note: Two James Adairs to Giles Co. One came much later and settled near Lurich - too late for Rev. War. The one at Glyn Lynn could be the one shown in most of the references checked by the book committee. It is assumed that he had a ferry near Radford and one near mouth of East River in Giles Co.

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