- Cherokee Tribal Chieftan
- Signatory of 1835 New Echota Treaty
George Washington Adair was born 11 December 1806 in Habersham, DeKalb County, Georgia, United States to Walter Washington Adair (1783-1835) and Rachel Thompson (1786-1876) and died 3 April 1862 Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory of unspecified causes. He married Martha Hammock Martin (1815-1875) 25 June 1829 .
George W. Adair (1806-1862) is most notorious for his role in the signing of the Treaty of New Echota, the spurious 1835 treaty with the U.S. government that resulted in the Trail of Tears a little over two years later. But no biography of the man currently exists.
Adair was the son of 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:
- 1835 Census roll: Talequoyah Cr, Cass Co, GA, 3m18-, 1m18+, 0f16-, 1f16+
- 1835 Smith Resolution: Salacohe, voted Nay; anti-treaty
- 1851 Drennen Roll
- George Adair
- Adair in DeKalb County, Georgia
- 1851 Drennan Roll - first census of the Cherokee Nation taken after the Trail of Tears and their relocation westward. George W Adair (Family #245, Flint District) listed with several of his siblings and their families.
- Who was Chief George W Adair - Trail Of Tears history blog