George Adair, Sr. was born 27 June 1837 in Pickens County, Alabama to Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) and died 9 September 1909 Bloomfield, San Juan County, New Mexico of unspecified causes. He married Ann Catherine Chestnut (1844-1863) 8 November 1858 in Washington, Washington County, Utah. He married Emily Prescinda Tyler (1847-1917) 28 January 1864 in Washington, Washington County, Utah.


In Pickens County, Alabama their family joined the Moscow 1845 LDS Branch of the young LDS Church.

Benjamin Gardner 1852 Pioneer Company

1861 Wagon train in Echo Canyon

Benjamin Gardner led a pioneer company of 185 individuals that consisted primarily of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were seeking refuge from religion persecution. Departed from Kanesville, Iowa on 2-10 June 1852 and reached the Salt Lake Valley on 24-27 Sept 1852. The Adair Family was part of this group, including 3-4 children adopted in Iowa.

Dixie Cottom Mission (1857)


In 1857, a group of about 38 southerner families were called by Brigham Young (1801-1877) on to settle the Virgin River area of Southwest Utah and to crow cotton, to decrease the saints reliance on expensive product from back east. Other pioneer families joined them in 1861 but this ambitious endeavor came to an end after the close of the Civil War and cotton prices collapsed.


Offspring of George Adair, Sr. and Ann Catherine Chestnut (1844-1863)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Washington Adair (1861-1934)
Jemima Ann Adair (1863-1919)

Offspring of George Adair, Sr. and Emily Prescinda Tyler (1847-1917)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Olive Parintha Adair (1864-1864)
Emily Jane Adair (1865-1949)
Daniel Tyler Adair (1867-1901)
Samuel P Adair (1870-1871)
William Albert Adair (1872-1927)
John Washington Adair (1874-1957)
George Newton Adair (1876-1899) 23 March 1876 Kanab, Kane County, Utah, United States 23 November 1899 New Harmony, Washington County, Utah, United States Adelia Francesca Sawyer (1876-1953)
Ruth Alice Adair (1878-1920)
Joseph Welton Adair (1881-1926)
Rufus Nathaniel Adair (1884-1959)
Edna Irene Adair (1887-1937)



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