Joseph Adair, Jr. was born 12 April 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States to Joseph Adair (1711-1788) and Sarah Laferty (1715-1767) and died 17 October 1812 Laurens County, South Carolina, United States of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Dillard (1736-) 1755 in Laurens County, South Carolina.
He was a soldier in the American Revolution, a private with Col. Lacy in South Carolina at Hauk's defeat. Later he was a Lieutenant & Deputy Commissioner. He moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina about 1750. Joseph's will of January 15, 1813 named son John & wife Jane Jones, son James & wife Elenor, son Robert, son E. Joseph Adair, Jr., died October 17, 1812, age 79 years, and was buried in Duncans Creek graveyard.
- 1735 Birth in Pennsylvania
- 1761: Because of threats to Penn from French & Indiana Wars, Joseph moves with parents to Laurens County, South Carolina where uncle James Adair (1714-1796) is an active indian trader and historian.
- 1775: Marriage in Laurens County, South Carolina
- 1777-1781: Revolutionary War Service
Marriage and Family
1790 US Census
South Carolina 1790 US Federal Census has two entries for Joseph Adair. Both entries show on page 13 of the Laurens County Census. This family is pretty close match for the first entry at the top of the page [1-3-3-0-0] (Assuming that the several older children had married and moved out.)
Laurens County Gravestone
Joseph Adair Family Memorial
Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens County, South Carolina
Note: This is a memorial, but not an actual gravestone.
IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH ADAIR, SR. BORN IRELAND 1711 - DIED S.C. 1789
ELDER OF DUNCAN CREEK CHURCH - 40 YRS, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT
HIS WIFE SARAH LAFERTY OF PA, B. c1715 - D. c1770
THEIR SONS JOSEPH JR., JAMES & BENJAMIN ALL WERE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS
THEIR DAUGHTERS JEAN RAMAGE, SARAH ADAIR,
*MARY OWENS & *ROBERT LONG
SECOND WIFE SUSANNA LONG
His will was recorded in Laurens County Court House, Auditors Office, Box 44, 1812, as follows:
I will to my son James Adair, wife Elenor, one tract of land. To Robert Adair, my son, money and silver breeches buttons. To Elisha Adair, my son, one tract of land. To Joseph Alexander Adair, my grandson, silver coat buttons. To Elizabeth Adair Houston, my daughter, one Negro girl. To Jane Adair Holland, my daughter,one Negro girl. To Casy Adair McCrary, my daughter, one Negro Woman. To Charity Adair Little, my daughter, one Negro Woman. Signed, Joseph Adair, Jr.
- Joseph Adair - disambiguation
- James Adair in the Ninety-Six District - Research Notes
- Adair in Laurens County, South Carolina
- Adair in Chester County, Pennsylvania
- Joseph Adair, Jr - GENI
- Joseph Adair, Jr - Genealogy
- Joseph Alexander Adair at Find A Grave #25541300