George Washington Adair



(early settler in Dixie)


George Washington Adair was born on June 17, 1837 in Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama.

Ann Catherine Chestnut was born on April 11, 1844 in Illinois.

Emily Perscinda Tyler was born on January 28, 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

When Ann was about 6, her parents were murdered by two teamsters her father had hired to take the family west. The children were spared, but were tied to a cow and turned loose. They were found and taken in by Samuel J. Adair.

Eventually Samuel's son, George, married Ann.

Ann Catherine died on March 27, 1863 while giving birth to their second child, Jemima. She was buried in the Washington City Cemetery.

After the death of his first wife, George married Emily in 1864.

George died on September 9, 1909 in Bloomfield, San Juan County, New Mexico and was buried in the East Hammond Cemetery there.

Emily died on March 11, 1917 in Bloomfield and was also buried in the East Hammond Cemetery.


George's Parents and Siblings:
    Samuel Jefferson Adair
    Jemima Catherine Mangum Adair  
        William Jefferson Adair
        John Milton Adair
        Rebecca Francis Adair
        Permelia Jane Adair
        George Washington Adair

        Samuel Newton Adair
        Joseph Jasper Adair
        Rufus Columbus Adair
        Jemima Catherine Adair
        Ezra T.B. Adair

(3/28/1806-7/6/1889)   (married 12/3/1829)
(xx/xx/1833-xx/xx/1899)   (married Eliza Jane Richey)
(6/27/1837-12/16/1883)   (married Charles Decatur Searle)
(6/27/1837-9/9/1909)   (married Ann Catherine Chestnut
    and Emily Perscinda Tyler)
(12/11/1839-5/16/1924)   (married Helen Gennett Brown)
(4/6/1846-4/15/1926)   (married Frederick Dickerson Rugg)

Ann's Parents and Siblings:
    Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
    Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Ann Catherine Chestnut
        Sarah Mary Chestnut
        Alfred Chestnut

(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married xx/xx/xxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Emily's Parents and Siblings:
    Daniel Tyler
    Ruth Welton Tyler
        [Infant son] Tyler
        Perintha Olive Tyler
        Martha Tyler
        Mary Tyler
        Emily Perscinda Tyler
        Celestia Tyler
        Daniel Moroni Tyler
        Henry Fritz Tyler
        Nathaniel Tyler
        John Cumins Tyler
        Alice May Tyler

(11/23/1816-11/7/1906)   (married 9/11/1836)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/4/1839-9/19/1882)   (married Charles Oakden)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/28/1847-3/11/1917)   (married George Washington Adair)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(1/27/1850-9/10/1895)   (married Sarah Eliza Pulsipher)
(11/30/1857-3/24/1923)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/6/1859-6/29/1905)   (married Joseph William Tanner)

First Wife and Children:
    Ann Catherine Chestnut Adair
        George Washington Adair, Jr.
        Jemima Add Adair

(4/11/1844-3/27/1863)   (married xx/xx/1860)
(1/26/1861-1/10/1934)   (married Almira Hamblin)
(3/27/1863-1/2/1919)   (married Charles Henry Hales)

Second Wife and Children:
    Emily Perscinda Tyler Adair
        Olive Parintha Adair
        Emily Jane Adair
        Daniel Tyler Adair
        Samuel J. Adair
        William Albert Adair

        John Washington Adair
        George Newton Adair
        Ruth Alice Adair
        Joseph Welton Adair
        Rufus Nathaniel Adair

        Edna Irene Adair

(1/28/1847-3/11/1917)   (married xx/xx/1864)
(12/28/1865-10/3/1949)   (married Edmund Carbine Grant)
(12/3/1867-9/19/1901)   (married Florence Edna Huntsman)
(2/7/1873-11/18/1927)   (married Lucretia Black Whipple
    and Mary Roberta Sawyer Buckley)
(2/10/1874-4/18/1957)   (married Cynthia Jane Penrod)
(3/23/1876-11/24/1899)   (married Adelia Francesca Sawyer)
(9/16/1878-11/25/1920)   (married David Lorenzo Huntsman)
(6/17/1881-11/9/1926)   (married Sarah Adelia Taylor Lunt)
(9/16/1884-4/27/1959)   (married Nellie Precinthia Reid
    and Bonita Katherine Schuetz)
(1/20/1887-4/10/1937)   (married George Ether Slade)


The George Washington Adair family
WCHS-03949   Photo of the George Washington Adair family,   To identify the individuals, click here.


George Washington Adair (1837-1909) Ancestry and Descendants: The History of a Mormon Pioneer Family
Compiled by Don Kay Smith and Carolyn Anita (Adair) Smith, July 2005

The 1857 Iron County Militia Project article on George Washington Adair

Find-A-Grave entry for George Washington Adair

Find-A-Grave entry for Ann Catherine Chestnut Adair

Find-A-Grave entry for Emily Perscinda Tyler Adair