Walter Washington Adair was born 11 December 1783 in Adairsville, Bartow County, Georgia, United States to John Adair (1754-1815) and Nancy Ga-Ho-Ga Lightfoot (1760-1789) and died 12 January 1835 Adairsville, Bartow County, Georgia, United States of unspecified causes. He married Rachel Thompson (1786-1876) 15 May 1804 in Georgia, United States.

Walter “Black Watt” Adair and Rachel Thompson (Rowena McClinton, The Moravian Spring Place Mission to the Cherokees, Vol. II, p. 455). Emmet Starr gives a brief genealogy of the Adairs in his History of the Cherokee Indians, p. 510:

John and Edward Adair, Scotchman and brothers, married into the Cherokee Nation in about 1770. John was the father of Walter Adair, called "Black Watt,” and Edward had a son, Walter Scott Adair, called "Red Watt” Adair. Dr. Walter Thompson Adair, son of Geo. Washington and grandson of "Black Watt” married Mary Buffington Adair the daughter of "Red Watt" Adair and they were the parents of William Penn Adair...

John Adair, a Scotchman, married Mrs. Ge-ho-ga Foster, a full blood Cherokee of the Deer clan. She was a sister of Mrs. Dorcas Duncan, wife of Young Charles Gordon Duncan who was also a Scotchman. Adair had five children that lived to be grown and after her death he married Jennie Kilgore, a White woman, by whom he had ten children.

Emma Starr, pg 474

Walter Adair was born on December 11, 1783. He married on May 15, 1804 Rachel Thompson, a White woman, born December 24, 1786. He died on January 12, 1835 and his wife died on April 22, 1876.


Offspring of Walter "Black Watt" Adair and Rachel Thompson (1786-1876)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Adair (1805-1832)
George Washington Adair (1806-1862) 11 December 1806 Habersham, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States 3 April 1862 Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory Martha Hammock Martin (1815-1875)
Sallie Adair (1808-1833)
Nancy Adair (1808-1876)
John Thompson Adair (1812-1891)



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