Rebecca Brown Adair was born 3 November 1776 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States to Roger Brown (c1750-1826) and Jeaney Brown (c1753-1814) and died 20 December 1846 Mount Pisgah, Union County, Iowa, United States of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Adair (1774-1858) 25 October 1771 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.


Accepted preaching of their grandson, James Richey (1821-1890) and joined the Buttahatchie 1845 LDS Branch while living further north in either Chickasaw or Itawamba County. The father did not leave Mississippi, but almost everyone else followed the Mormons west to Utah. Several of their older children were already married by 1845.

Mount Pisgah Cemetery State Preserve


Mount Pisgah was a refugee way station from 1846 to 1852 along the Mormon Trail between Garden Grove and Council Bluffs. Today it is marked by a tall monument on a nine-acre state presertve which contains exhibits, historical markers, and a reconstructed log cabin. However, little remains from the 19th century except a cemetery memorializing the 300 to 800 emigrants who died while passing through or residing in the community.

Rebecca died here along with close to a dozen of here Adair/Mangum grandchildren, several of whom are listed on the Mount Pisgah Monument.


Offspring of Thomas Adair (1774-1858) and Rebecca Brown Adair
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margaret Ann Adair (1804-1852) 7 February 1804 Laurens County, South Carolina 10 February 1852 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah William Richey (1796-1879)
Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) 28 March 1806 Laurens County, South Carolina 6 July 1889 Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848)
Nancy Fountain White (1811-1880)
Ludinca Unknown
Rachel Hunter (1810-1882)
Roxanna M. (1794-1860)
Anne Catherine Lauritsdatter (1815-1884)
Fairby Adair (1809-1836) 1809 Tennessee 1836 Pickens County, Alabama Daniel Clark (1800-1832)
Eliza Jane Adair (1811-1892) 11 November 1811 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 16 August 1892 Washington, Washington County, Utah Samuel Carson (1805-1836)
Moses Pearson (1810-)
John Buren Price (1815-1893)
Sophia Adair (1812-1877) 1812 Tennessee Joseph Allison (1801-1852)
Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895) 31 May 1814 Indiana 19 September 1890 Show Low, Apache County, Arizona Frances Rogers (1818-1847)
Mary Vance (1820-1918)
Sarah Ada Adair (1815-1852) 27 December 1815 Tennessee 3 July 1852 Loup Fork, Platte County, Nebraska William Mangum (1811-1888)
George Washington Adair (1818-1897) 18 March 1818 West Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, United States 26 August 1897 Orderville, Kane County, Utah, United States Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912)
Johanna Freestone (1849-1903)
John Wesley Adair (1820-1903) 18 February 1820 Greene County, Alabama 5 May 1903 Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona Rebecca Frances Mangum (1814-1890)
Harriett Cordelia Williams (1829-1907)
Mary Ann Adair (1822-1892) 5 July 1822 Pickens County, Alabama, United States 9 May 1892 Georgetown, Kane County, Utah, United States John Mangum (1817-1881)
Laney Ann Adair (1824-1881) 2 July 1824 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States 29 June 1881 Johnson County, Texas, United States John Ellis Ewing (1822-1905)


Offspring of Roger Brown (c1750-1826) and Jeaney Brown (c1753-1814)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lydia Brown (1773-1840)
John Brown (1775-1792)
Elizabeth Brown (1780-1836)
Anna Brown (1781-1837)
Judith Brown (1783-1842)
Rebecca Brown (1776-1846) 3 November 1776 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States 20 December 1846 Mount Pisgah, Union County, Iowa, United States Thomas Adair (1774-1858)
Mary Brown (1786-1877)
Jesse Brown (1788-1844)
Ferreby Brown (1790-1877)
Virginia Brown (1792-1793)
Martha Brown (1792-)

Offspring of Roger Brown (c1750-1826) and Rebecca Wallace (1775-1838)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Peggy Brown (1800-1870)
William Brown (1802-1870)
Roxey Brown (1807-)
Roger Brown (1809-1895)
Rachel Brown (1811-)
Francis Brown (1815-)
Jeane Brown (1817-)



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