Frances Rogers Adair was born 22 April 1818 in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States to James Rogers (1760-) and died 23 February 1847 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa, United States of unspecified causes. She married Thomas Jefferson Adair (1814-1895) 26 January 1836 in Pickens County, Alabama.

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.

Fanny was one of a dozen Adair/Mangum to die here with her mother-in-law Rebecca Brown Adair and several nieces and nephews.


Offspring of Thomas Jefferson Adair and Frances Rogers (1818-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Adair (1836-1861) 13 June 1837 Pickens County, Alabama 27 April 1861 Washington, Washington County, Utah Valentine Carson (1831-1898)
Adair (1839-)
James Wesley Adair (1841-1865) 1 January 1841 Itawamba County, Mississippi 11 January 1865 Elizabeth Thornton (1841-)
Samuel Adair (1843-1844) 23 August 1843 Chickasaw County, Mississippi 3 October 1844
Emma Smith Adair (1845-1876) 11 January 1845 Chickasaw County, Mississippi 24 March 1876 Kane County, Utah Hans Peter Mortensen (1844-1890)



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