Edward Adair was born circa 1756 in Chickasaw Nation to James Adair (1714-1796) and Eleanor Adair (1726-1803) and died November 1800 Oconee County, South Carolina of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Martin (c1760-1816) 1789 in Cherokee Nation.

Edward Adair was born in the Chickasaw Nation (upstate Mississippi near the headwaters of the Yazoo River) say about 1756. His father James Adair (1714-1796) was an indian trader famously known for writing a book "History of the American Indians". His mother Eleanor Adair (1726-1803), was a native of the Chickasaw Nation.

He married first Margaret in Philadelphia on 7 Apr 1784 (?)

Edward married second Elizabeth Martin of the Cherokee Nation probably in the Cherokee Nation say about 1789. Elizabeth was born probably in the Cherokee Nation say about 1769. Edward died probably in present-day Oconee County after 3 Nov 1800. Elizabeth died probably in the Cherokee Nation after 13 Jul 1816.


Offspring of Edward Adair and Elizabeth Martin (c1760-1816)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Adair (1786-1835)
Walter Scott Adair (1791-1854)
James Adair (1793-1814)
Edward Adair (1794-)


#g1: Offspring of James Adair (1714-1796) and Eleanor Adair (1726-1803)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Adair (1745-1820) 1750, Chickasaw Nation 5 February 1804, Duncan Creek, Laurens County, South Carolina Sarah Lowe (1750-1844)
James Adair (1748-1818) 1750, Chickasaw Nation 18 August 1818, Laurens County, South Carolina Hannah Unknown (1750-1826)
John Adair (1754-1815) 1754, Chickasaw Nation November 1815, Oconee County, South Carolina Nancy Ga-Ho-Ga Lightfoot (1760-1789) + Jane Kilgore (1773-1815)
Edward Adair (1756-1800) 1756, Chickasaw Nation November 1800, Oconee County, South Carolina Elizabeth Martin (c1760-1816)
Hannah Adair (1759-1810) 1759, Chickasaw Nation 1810, Oconee County, South Carolina John Jones (c1755-)
Laferty Adair (c1760-) 1760, Chickasaw Nation 1810, Oconee County, South Carolina


Vital Records

See Also

  • James Adair and Chickasaws, Part II - The Way of the Warriors (2004) -
  • Chickasaw Wife and Family of James Adair, Author of the History of the American Indians. - unpublished work by Shawn Potter Aug 2015. Shawn and his wife Lois are the authors of a book to be published sometime in the future entitiled. The book uses extensive historical documentation and modern DNA analysis to assemble his family history. This analysis purportedly shows that John and Edward were sons of Historian James Adair (1714-1796) and his Chickasaw wife and that they both married Cherokee brides, thus confirming John Adair as patriarch of the "Cherokee Adair" branch of the Adair Family.
  • "Early Adairs of Laurens County, South Carolina," compiled by Mildred Brownlee, 1990, copy at the Laurens County Library; Source Records: Wills; Intestate Estates; Deeds; Court Records; Cemetery Inscriptions. Some dates of birth and death obtained from Lineage Charts. Dates of birth and death subject to correction. Spelling of names subject to correction.".
  • Edward Adair
  • James Adair in the Ninety-Six District
  • Adair in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Adair in Oconee County, South Carolina
  • Adair in South Carolina

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