Samuel Newton Adair was born 11 December 1839 in Itawamba County, Mississippi to Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) and died 16 May 1924 Luna, Catron County, New Mexico of unspecified causes. He married Helen Genette Brown (1845-1933) 15 December 1863 in Washington, Washington County, Utah.

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


The Adair Spring Monument commemorates the 1857 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. The first group was led by Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and a second group led by Robert Dockery Covington (1815-1902) who was appointed president of the newly formed branch at Washington, Utah. 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.

(Note: On this historical marker Samuel Newton is listed as Newton Adair (L.N.) and as group leader, which was actually his father Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889).


Offspring of Samuel Newton Adair and Helen Genette Brown (1845-1933)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Newton Adair (1865-1939) 13 January 1865 Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States 16 August 1939 Eagar, Apache County, Arizona, United States Mary Elva Woolsey (1869-1948)
Hariett Genette Adair (1866-1946)
Byron Abraham Adair (1869-1933)
Jamima Jane Adair (1871-1919)
William Orin Adair (1873-1876)
Mary Virginia Adair (1876-1908)
Anna Catherine Adair (1879-1916)
Sara Edna Adair (1881-1918)
Thomas Jefferson Adair (1884-1906)
Olive Josephine Adair (1884-1937)
Marcus Owen Adair (1886-1925)


Offspring of Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Jefferson Adair (1830-1846) 27 August 1830 Pickens County, Alabama 31 October 1846 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa
John Milton Adair (1833-1899) 8 January 1833 Pickens County, Alabama June 1899 Barclay, Lincoln County, Nevada Eliza Jane Richey (1837-1908)
Rebecca Frances Adair (1835-1836) 8 July 1835 Pickens County, Alabama 25 May 1836 Pickens County, Alabama
Permelia Jane Adair (1837-1883) 27 June 1837 Fulton, Clarke County, Alabama 16 December 1883 Dry Fork, Uintah County, Utah Territory John R Holden (1828-)
Charles Decatur Searle (1836-1909)
George Washington Adair (1837-1909) 27 June 1837 Pickens County, Alabama 9 September 1909 Bloomfield, San Juan County, New Mexico Ann Catherine Chestnut (1844-1863)
Emily Prescinda Tyler (1847-1917)
Samuel Newton Adair (1839-1924) 11 December 1839 Itawamba County, Mississippi 16 May 1924 Luna, Catron County, New Mexico Helen Genette Brown (1845-1933)
Joseph Jasper Adair (1842-1846) 23 January 1842 Itawamba County, Mississippi 8 September 1846 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa
Rufus Columbus Buleson Adair (1844-1847) 9 February 1844 Itawamba County, Mississippi 2 August 1847 Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska
Jemima Catherine Adair (1846-1926) 6 April 1846 Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States 15 April 1926 Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Frederick Dickensen Rugg (1843-1918)
Ezra Taft Benson Adair (1848-1848) 25 April 1848 Mt Pisgah, Union County, Iowa 26 April 1848 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa

Offspring of Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and Nancy Fountain White (1811-1880)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joshua Tumer Adair (1849-1938) 25 December 1849 Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States 2 August 1938 Decatur, Burt County, Nebraska, United States Eliza Arilla Rickman (1850-1936)

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