Person:Benjamin Adair (7)

Benjamin Adair
b.Bef 1761
m. Bef 1781
  1. Martha Adair1781 - 1826
  2. Philip Adair
  3. George AdairAbt 1783 - Aft 1850
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Adair
Gender Male
Birth? Bef 1761
Marriage Bef 1781 to Sarah Lane Vaughn
Death[1] 1829 Highland County, Ohio
  1. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2.   McFarland, Gerald W. A scattered people : an American family moves west. (New York, New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, c1985)
    pg. 1759.

    ...Neither of the two most tantalizing bits of evidence on the Adair's pre-Virginia years - a grandson's statement that Benjamin Adair emigrated from England and the Baltimore County marriage license of Benjamin's son Philip, which shows the wedding ceremony was performed by a Swedenborgian (a follower of the Swedish philosopher-mystic Emanuel Swedenborg) - documents Scotch-Irish ties. Since data on the Adair's cultural affiliations during their early years in America are lacking, the relatively prolific information (mainly on Presbyterian church ties and on marriages to Scotch-Irish spouses) from the family's post-Maryland years becomes crucial to the delineating of the importance Scotch-Irish connections came to have for them.
    After the family's move to Virginia, Benjamin Adair's daughter Martha married Daniel Lyle, and his son George married Margaret (Peggy) Ramsey. These marriages linked the Adairs with three Scotch-Irish families - the Ramseys, Lyles, and Keyes (Lyle in-laws) - who were among the earliest settlers in the Timber Ridge district, near present-day Lexington, Virginia.

  3. - Message Boards.

    Benjamin ADAIR b: Ireland (?) m. ROSSANAH (had grand-dau Rosanna).

    Their son, George ADAIR, b.1783, d.1867, m.1stly 19 Oct 1808 Rockbridge Co, VA ......
    to Margaret RAMSEY b.1779.
    Children :
    Ann Eliza ADAIR b. 1809
    Samuel Lyle ADAIR (Rev.) bap 19 May 1811 Highland Co. OH
    Sally ADAIR bc 28 Feb 1813 (???)
    Benjamin ADAIR bc 19 Mar 1815
    William Addison Lyle ADAIR b. 9 Oct 1825 Highland Co OH.

    Perhaps connected to :

    Sarah Ann ADAIR b. 21 Oct 1817 Ross County, Ohio,
    dau of John ADAIR (Adear) and Sarah (Sally) FINCH,
    m. 12 Sep 1843 at Logansport to Jacob BOOKWALTER. Sarah ADAIR was the sister of ROSEANNA ADAIR who had married Elias BOOKWALTER.