Person:John George Adair (1)

John George Adair
b.3 Mar 1823 Ireland
Facts and Events
Name[2] John George Adair
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Mar 1823 Ireland
Marriage 1869 (her 2nd husband)
to Cornelia Wadsworth
Death[1][2] 4 May 1885 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Reference Number? Q6235095?
Burial? Glenveagh, County Donegal, Ireland

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John George Adair (March 3, 1823 – May 4, 1885), sometimes known as Jack Adair, was an Ulster Scot businessman and landowner, who provided the seed capital for the large JA Ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon of the Texas Panhandle, a region of Texas. In its peak year in 1883, the ranch encompassed in portions of six Texas counties and boasted 100,000 head of cattle.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John George Adair, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 MacColl, Gail, and Carol McD. Wallace. To Marry an English Lord. (New York: Workman Publishing, 1989).

    Adair, though untitled, was a large landowner in Ireland (he had bought widely after the potato famine) and had a tract in Texas rumored to produce £40,000 a year. He was the principal owner of the JA Ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon, Texas -- 1.33 million acres with 100,000 cattle.