Joseph Adair

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Joseph Adair

  • Birth 16 Feb 1829 Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 14 Nov 1905 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 14963322


Clinton Missouri, Nov 18 1905 - Tuesday morning, Clinton was saddened by the summons announcing the death of Joseph Adair, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Campbell Chapman in Kansas City, with grip. He had been up there only a few days and took sick on Friday. Born in Independence, Mo. Feb. 16, 1828 and was the first white child born in Jackson county. In 1849, he crossed the plains and endured many hardships and after returning from California, married Margaret Payne in Independence. They lived happily together until her death a number of years ago. Seven surviving children: Thomas Adair of Welder, Texas; Mrs. John Welborne, Chickasha, I.T., Mrs. Campbell Chapman and Mrs. Ray Wade of Kansas City; Isaac and Clay Adair and Mrs. Frank Taylor, this city. Brothers who survive him are William and Abner Adair, near Shawnee Mound. He had lived in this county bout 20 years and everybody loved "Joe Adair" as he was called. You could not help being happy in his presence. The remains were brought to the home of Frank Taylor in Clinton. Burial in Englewood. His father, Abner J. Adair, came from Kentucky to Clay county, Mo. in 1818. He was of close kindred to two former governors of Kentucky, Adair and Desha. Joseph Adair came to Henry county in 1887 and bought 1600 acres near Calhoun but has resided in Clinton most of the time.


MILITARY- CONFEDERATE ARMY, CIVIL WAR, MEXICAN WAR, MEMBER OF THE TEXAS RANGERS

Married 2 Dec. 1851 to Margaret Payne.
Children; Thomas, John R., Mary, Abner J., Joseph D., William, Isaac "Ike", Clay R., Margaret, Ellen Eva, Susan.

First white male born in Independence, Jackson, MO.


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  • Maintained by: LaDon Brennan
  • Originally Created by: Thomas Spangler
  • Added: 17 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14963322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Adair (16 Feb 1829–14 Nov 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14963322, citing Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by LaDon Brennan (contributor 46902635) .