John Adair was born 8 January 1833 in Pickens County, Alabama to Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) and died June 1899 Barclay, Lincoln County, Nevada of unspecified causes. He married Eliza Jane Richey (1837-1908) 1855 in Payson, Utah County, Utah.

Eliza Jane Richey (1837-1908) married her cousin, John Milton Adair (1833-1899). Both are granchildren of Thomas Adair (1774-1858) and Rebecca Brown (1776-1846).

Their parents grew were born in Pickens Co, Alabama, and in 1831 the families moved to Noxubee, MS where they saw the missionaries of the Mormon Church. By 1845 they moved to Nauvoo Illinois. In by 1848 had migrated out to Utah with some of the earlier Mormon Pioneer Companies.

They married in 1855 in Payson Utah and followed their parents to settle Washington County, Utah as part of the LDS Dixie Cotton Mission.

About 1875 they moved to Lincoln County, Nevada where their last child, Cordelia was born.

Barclay (aka: Clover Valley) is a ghosttown in Lincoln County, Nevada, just across the state line from Washington County, Utah. Originally a Mormon settlement in the 19th century, it has few residents and appears on several ghost town lists. Main sites in the town include an old Mormon cemetery, and an abandoned Post Office, the latter being one of the few remaining buildings in the town. Both John and Eliza are buried in the Old Mormon Cemetery in Barclay. Several of their children married some of the Hamblin children that helped to found that community.


Offspring of Eliza Adair and John Milton Adair (1833-1899)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mammy Adair (1827-1921)
Emily Jane Adair (1856-1861)
John Milton Adair (1858-1926)
Elizabeth Malinda Adair (1860-)
Eliza Ann Adair (1860-1926)
Margaret Jemima Adair (1864-1958)
David William Adair (1867-1934)
Hannah Melissa Adair (1870-1890)
Charlotte Lucinda Adair (1873-1936)
Cordelia C Adair (1876-1882)



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