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Mary Caroline "Carrie" White Adair
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1831
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: unknown
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

In Memory of Mary White. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin & Thurza Melvina [Golightly] White. It is believed she is buried at the Oakland Cemetery. However, we have no records of her death, or burial site to verify.

She married William E Adair, on Aug 18, 1851, in Harris County Georgia. Only one known child came from this union, Mary W White. Not much is known of Mr Adair, he has been listed as Col Adair, and said to have been a prominent layer in Alabama, and by 1860 he may have died, as he is not on the census. Mary and her daughter, are now living with her parents.

Mary's sibling's were:
William, David, Robert, Nancy,
Thursa, Benjamin, James, Martha.

Mary is mentioned in several writings:

From the book "White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands", by George Pullen Jackson, he writes: Mary was well versed in music...took lesson from her father, was a fine singer, and taught instrumental music.

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1904, J. S. James, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.


The wife of Col. Adair was a daughter of B. F. White. She was married to Col. Wm. Adair, a prominent and influential lawyer of the State of Alabama. She has been dead several years and is buried in the city of Atlanta in the family burying ground. She was the mother of one child, a daughter, who is also buried by the side of her mother. Mrs. Adair was well versed in music -- took lessons from her father for a long time -- she was a fine singer and was no less in devotion, and in the advocacy of the cause of vocal music, than that of her father, mother, brothers and sisters.' She was a strict member of the Baptist Church and believed in the atonement made by her Lord and Master. She died with a Christian hope of eternal salvation. She was noted for her performing on the instrument, and was a gifted musician and taught instrumental music.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin White (1800 - 1879)
  Thurza Melvina Golightly White (1805 - 1878)
  William Decatur White (1826 - 1901)*
  David Patillo White (1828 - 1903)*
  Robert H. White (1831 - 1891)*
  Mary Caroline White Adair (1831 - ____)
  Nancy Ogburn White Byrd (1835 - 1924)*
  Thurza Melvina White Mann (1843 - 1934)*
  Benjamin Franklin White (1845 - 1921)*
  James Landrum White (1847 - 1925)*
  Martha America White Clarke (1848 - 1936)*
  Martha America White Clarke (1848 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Mike White
Record added: Nov 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79999959

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