Facts and Events
James Adair was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Coalter vs. Stuart--O. S. 368; N. S. 133--Patent, 1st December, 1773, to John Fry, Adam Stephens, Andrew Lewis, Peter Hog, John Savage, Thomas Bullett, _____ Wright, and John David Wilper, under proclamation, 19th February, 1754, 21,941 acres in Botetourt, at mouth Poketallico, where it falls into Great Kenawha. Robert Stuart answers, 21st June, 1814. His father, Thomas Stuart, bought from William Beverley three tracts in Beverley Manor; also had a patent, 12th May, 1770, for 248 acres just outside the manor line and adjoining the three lots, all which are now held by Robert as devisee of his father, Thomas Stuart; and this suit concerns the deed by William Beverley to Thomas Stuart, March, 1749, and part of the land under the patent. The Beverley Manor line was run for Rev. Mr. Waddel. Cornelius Adair had at least two sons, William and James. Edward Hall the father of Major Hall. Suit involves the Spring Hill tract and Beverley Manor lines. One of the corners of Beverley Manor line was on the Stuart land; it ran between Waddle and Adair. William Davis deposes his father lived in Augusta in 1750 and continued there until 1803, when he died.
Records in Rockbridge County, VA
- 1 April 1806 $115.00 115 Acres - Randal McDannel and nancy his wife of Rockbridge to William Wise of same. On waters of Broad Creek. Adjoining James Adair, Thomas Leech, Robert Montgomery.
- Signed: Randal McDannel (R his mark)
- Nancy McDannel (¤ her mark)
- [Source: Rockbridge County, VA deed Book E, p. 508].