John Adair was born 8 January 1833 in Pickens County, Alabama to Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and Jemima Catherina Mangum (1809-1848) and died June 1899 in Barclay, Lincoln County, Nevada of unspecified causes. He married Eliza Jane Richey (1837-1908) 1855 in Payson, Utah County, Utah. Ancestors are from the United States, Ireland, Chickasaw Nation.

Eliza Jane Richey (1837-1908) married her cousin, John Milton Adair (1833-1899). Both are granchildren of Thomas Adair (1774-1858) and Rebecca Brown (1776-1846).

Their parents grew were born in Pickens Co, Alabama, and in 1831 the families moved to Noxubee, MS where they saw the missionaries of the Mormon Church. By 1845 they moved to Nauvoo Illinois. In by 1848 had migrated out to Utah with some of the earlier Mormon Pioneer Companies.

They married in 1855 in Payson Utah and followed their parents to settle Washington County, Utah as part of the LDS Dixie Cotton Mission.

About 1875 they moved to Lincoln County, Nevada where their last child, Cordelia was born.

Barclay (aka: Clover Valley) is a ghosttown in Lincoln County, Nevada, just across the state line from Washington County, Utah. Originally a Mormon settlement in the 19th century, it has few residents and appears on several ghost town lists. Main sites in the town include an old Mormon cemetery, and an abandoned Post Office, the latter being one of the few remaining buildings in the town. Both John and Eliza are buried in the Old Mormon Cemetery in Barclay. Several of their children married some of the Hamblin children that helped to found that community.


Offspring of Eliza Adair and John Milton Adair (1833-1899)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mammy Adair (1827-1921)
Emily Jane Adair (1856-1861)
John Milton Adair (1858-1926)
Elizabeth Malinda Adair (1860-)
Eliza Ann Adair (1860-1926)
Margaret Jemima Adair (1864-1958)
David William Adair (1867-1934)
Hannah Melissa Adair (1870-1890)
Charlotte Lucinda Adair (1873-1936)
Cordelia C Adair (1876-1882)


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


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