James Adair, Sr

James Adair, Sr

Birth
Ireland
Death 20 Jul 1816 (aged 75–76)
Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Plot Adair Family Plot Row 2
Memorial ID 35587809 · View Source
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ADAIR, JAMES. (Mahoning Co.)
Pvt. Third Bn. NJ. Br 1740. Mar Mary McCord (1744-1824). Children: William, James. Alexander. D 1816. Bur Presbvterian Cem. Poland. O. GM by D. A. R. in 1915-17. Ref : N. J. Men in the Rev p 485 ; p 59 Vol 2, Hist of Trumbull and Mahoning Cos. Natl No. 51982 D. A. R. Lin. Mrs. J. Craig Smith, descendant. Fur infor Mahoning Chap.

Source: The Official Roster — OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BURIED IN THE STATE OF OHIO 1929
http://www.archive.org/stream/officialrosterof1929ohiorich/officialrosterof1929ohiorich_djvu.txt

From http://boards.ancestry.netscape.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=774&p=surnames.adair

James Adair appears in the 1790 census in Hopewell, Cumberland County, PA. He served in the Revolutionary War according to Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 23, Series 3, pg 267, 290. James & Mary Adair moved along with the Truesdale family, first to Washington County, PA and then to Mahoning County, OH. He died July 20, 1816 in Poland, Mahoning County, OH.
James' wife Mary Truesdale

Also from same source:

Mary Trusdale was born October 31, 1744 in co. Down, Ireland and died Oct. 14, 1824 in Poland, Mahoning co. OH. She married James Adair. James Adair was born March 17, 1740 in Ireland and d. July 20, 1816 in Poland.
They removed to America in 1770.
Government records show that James Adair served as a private in Captain Allen's Co., McLane Regiment of Continental troops. He enlisted Feb. 20, 1777 and is reported on company rolls to February 1779.
He served as a private in the Fourth troop, Leis Legion of Continental troops. He enlisted Sep. 1, 1779 and transferred to a New Jersey State Regiment Sep. 1, 1779.

Note: The two above sources list different maiden names for Mary, James's wife. The dates of birth and death are the same (1744-1824). This needs further investigation.

The following family history post was taken from:
http://boards.ancestry.netscape.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=774&p=surnames.adair

"James & Mary (nee Truesdale) Adair
vickiepavelko (View posts)
Posted: 29 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Jul 2001 1:03AM GMT
Surnames: Truesdale, Boon, Boone, Nedrow, Eisentrout, Hartsell

James Adair appears in the 1790 census in Hopewell, Cumberland County, PA. He served in the Revolutionary War according to Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 23, Series 3, pg 267, 290. James & Mary Adair moved along with the Truesdale family, first to Washington County, PA and then to Mahoning County, OH. He died July 20, 1816 in Poland, Mahoning County, OH.
James' wife Mary Truesdale was sister to my gr-gr-gr grandfather. I have the following children for them:
William b. 1766
Elizabeth b. 1768
Jennett b. February 6, 1770; died 1770 at sea during ocean crossing
John b. February 6, 1775; died April 12, 1796
Margaret b. April 10, 1777; married Isaac Miller; died July 11, 1844
William b. June 19, 1779; d. May 31, 1844
James b. March 10, 1782; d. December 3, 1863, Mt. Jackson, PA
Alexander b. January 29, 1785; d. August 6, 1845, Nebo, OH
Matthew b. May 1787; d. September 2, 1792, Poland, OH
Each of these births were in the Poland Presbyterian Church Records. This information was given to me by someone currently living in Mahoning County, OH who is cousin to a descendant of James Adair, Jr.

Another post from the same site:

James & Mary Adair (nee Truesdale), co. Down
shirley5346 (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Apr 2004 3:25PM GMT
Surnames: Adair, Truesdale

Mary Trusdale was born October 31, 1744 in co. Down, Ireland and died Oct. 14, 1824 in Poland, Mahoning co. OH. She married James Adair. James Adair was born March 17, 1740 in Ireland and d. July 20, 1816 in Poland.
They removed to America in 1770.
Government records show that James Adair served as a private in Captain Allen's Co., McLane Regiment of Continental troops. He enlisted Feb. 20, 1777 and is reported on company rolls to February 1779.
He served as a private in the Fourth troop, Leis Legion of Continental troops. He enlisted Sep. 1, 1779 and transferred to a New Jersey State Regiment Sep. 1, 1779.


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"James Adair, Senior, died July 20 1816 age 76y 4m"

This marker and all others transcribed in 1983 and 1984 by Carol Bell and Margaret Simon, published in the O.G.S. Report Winter 1984


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  • Maintained by: Dave Smith
  • Originally Created by: Kelly Marshall
  • Added: 6 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35587809
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Adair, Sr (1740–20 Jul 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35587809, citing Poland Presbyterian Cemetery, Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave Smith (contributor 47345338) .