|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1821|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1889|
John G. Adair and Ellen Goodwin John Adair had eight children. Five of those eight included Anna M. Adair b. 1860 IN, Martha C. 'Mattie' Adair b. 1862 IN, John 'George' Adair b. 1864 IN, Catharine F. Adair b. 1867 IN, and Nellie O. Adair b. 1872 IN. According to census records, John was a banker.
"John G. Adair was born in Brookville, Ind. March 6th, 1821, and died August 26th, 1889, aged 68 years. He lived and died in the place of his birth. His father John Adair, came from South Carolina to Brookville, at an early day and opened what was known as the ‘Adair Hotel.' He kept this tavern (as it was then called) until his death in 1831. He served as a soldier in the war of 1812. In 1817 he was joined in marriage to a Miss Trusler, of Virginia, remarkable for her energy and force of character. After the death of her husband she conducted the tavern for several years. She died at the ripe age of 90 years. John G. Adair was a lad of 10 years when his father died, but stood by his mother in her hour of need and loneliness. Subsequently he and a brother-in-law became proprietors of the hotel and conducted it for many years. In politics he has never been offensive and never held a public office, but has ever held positive and pronounced views as a republican. In his business life he has been a prominent figure in the history of Brookville and Franklin county, having been director and president of the Brookville National Bank. Also a partner in the milling business and machine shops and a prominent stock-holder in the hydraulic company. All this at home, while he and his life-long friend Wm. Butler, have had many business interests away from Brookville. There are other phases of his life more interesting than the ones just named. Among these may be mentioned his domestic life. In 1853 he was married to Ellen G. John, daughter of Robert and Martha John. The John family was remarkable in many regards, as being long-lived and holding positions of honor and trust under the government. Few, if any families in the state were better and more favorably known. The venerable widow of Robert John and the mother of Ellen G. John, is still among the living and was present at the funeral. As a husband and father, the deceased is best and most tenderly and affectionately known. Few, if any, have ever been blest with a more kind and considerate and loving husband than she who mourns her loss. No wonder the nights and days were never too long or too full of other duties that she had not time to watch and wait by his side. She was giving to him only that devotion and service which he would have given to her if the order had been reversed. But it should be said in all justice that a greater devotion and a more constant and unwearying service to a husband has seldom been witnessed than that of the wife of the deceased. No wonder that he thought his wife better than any other. Not only was he a kind husband but an indulgent and loving father, anticipating the very wishes of his children. If he made any mistake at all it was on the side of love. It is not strange that their hearts should be filled with sorrow at the loss of such a father. He was not selfish and narrow in his devotion to his own children. His only grand-child, Frank West, was as dear to him as his own and as he neared the shadows of death the presence of this child seemed as necessary to his comfort as that of the members of his own household. And how he clung to his only sister and her husband and was only satisfied when they were with him. Indeed, all his relatives and friends were dear to him whether rich or poor. One of the most touching incidents during his sickness occurred one afternoon when he saw an old wood-sawyer whom he had known a long time passing his window. He had him called in and talked to him as though he were a millionaire. John G. Adair was a charitable man - he was not stingy. No one could suffer with his knowledge, if he had the power to relieve him. None will miss him more than the poor of Brookville. He was a christian man - loving and supported all the great enterprises of the church of Jesus Christ, attended the services of the sanctuary and was greatly disappointed when not able to be present, talking about it from week to week, hoping that he might be able to go by the next Sabbath. But for months past he has not been permitted to attend the services of the church, because of sickness. In the life of the deceased his family have had about all that could be wished for, in an earthly life - devoted husband, kind father, loving brother, true friend and good citizen. They have had him with them as long as could be reasonably expected. He lived to a fair age - far above the average and he has died full of good works and promises for the future. The decease occurred on Monday morning at 1 o'clock, in his own home, surrounded by his devoted family and loving friends. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence, attended by a large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends. Revs. Duncan, Adriance, Moore and Chaffee participating in the service. His body was laid to rest in the family lot in the old cemetery to await the resurrection of the just." [Brookville Democrat 9-5-1889 p. 5 col 4.]
Franklin County Public Library District, Brookville, IN Copying Of Inscriptions On Gravestones In Old Brookville Cemetery p. 33 "Adair family lot N: Smith, John Adair Died June 5, 1863 Aged 23 yr 9 mo 19 da Adair, Ella N. Died August 16, 1857 Aged 2 yr 11 mo 14 da Adair, Robbie J. Died July 15, 1858. Aged 1 yr 8 mo Adair, Sallie Infant daughter Died May 24, 1868. W: Adair, John G. Died August 26, 1889 Aged 68 yr 5 mo 20 da Adair, Ellen G. Died April 20, 1905 Aged 71 yr 3 mo 24 da S: Adair, John Died May 1, 1821 Aged 44 years Adair, Sarah Died April 4, 1872 Aged 90 yr 7 mo 23 da. E: Adair, Martha C. Died May 22, 1922 Aged 60 years Adair, J. George Died January 11, 1932 Aged 68 years".
John Adair (1787 - 1831)
Sarah Trusler Adair (1781 - 1872)
Ellen Goodwin John Adair (1833 - 1905)
Martha C. Adair (1861 - 1922)*
John "George" Adair (1864 - 1932)*
Kate F. Adair Bishop (1866 - 1947)*
Benjamin Adair (1818 - 1839)*
John G. Adair (1821 - 1889)
Individual "Father"; shared side of marker "At rest John G. Adair Died Aug. 26, 1889 Aged 68 yrs 5 M. & 20 D. Ellen G. Adair Died Apr. 20, 1905 Aged 71 yrs 3 M & 24 D. Adair".
Note: section 4 row 11 family lot gravesite16
Old Brookville Cemetery
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