Jemima Mangum Adair was born 14 September 1809 in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio to John Mangum (1763-1843) and Rebecca Canida (1785-1847) and died 23 April 1848 in Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa of unspecified causes. She married Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) 3 December 1829 in Pickens County, Alabama.


In Itawamba County, Mississippi their family joined the Buttahatchie 1845 LDS Branch of the young LDS Church.

The couple married in lived in Pickens County, Alabama until about 1840, then they had three children born in Itawamba Co. About 1845 they moved to Illinois/Iowa area where the last two children were born.

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.

Jemima 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 Samuel J Adair 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 John Mangum and Rebecca Canida (1785-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) 14 September 1809 Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio 23 April 1848 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889)

William Mangum (1811-1888) 25 December 1811 Maury, Tennessee 26 February 1888 Circleville, Piute County, Utah Sarah Ada Adair (1815-1852)
Sarah Delight Potter (1828-1905)

Rebecca Frances Mangum (1814-1890) 10 August 1814 Giles County, Tennessee, United States 1890 Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, United States Joseph Adair (1806-1858)
John Wesley Adair (1820-1903)

John Mangum (1817-1881) 10 June 1817 Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama 27 April 1881 Alpine, Apache County, Arizona Mary Ann Adair (1822-1892)
Ellen Bardsley (1819-1864)
Mary Hamblin (1853-1871)

James Mitchell Mangum (1820-1888) 14 February 1820 Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama 14 February 1888 Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona Eliza Jane Clark (1827-1859)
Rebecca Frances Mangum (1843-1928)

Joseph Eastland Mangum (1822-1848) 1822 Pickens County, Alabama 1848 Iowa Arta Emaline Hanna (1825-1909)

Virginia Jane Mangum (1824-1904) 14 July 1824 Maury, Tennessee 9 November 1904 Beardon, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma George Washington Crawford (1810-1880)

Lucinda Mangum (1826-1903) 20 July 1826 Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama 23 February 1903 St Johns, Apache County, Arizona James Richey (1821-1890)


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