Samuel Jefferson Adair



(early pioneer of Washington)


Samuel Jefferson Adair was born on March 28, 1806 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina.

Jemima Catherine Mangum was born on September 14, 1809 in Lebanon, Meigs County, Ohio.

Anne Catherine Lauritsen was born on July 2, 1815 in Denmark.

Samuel married Jemima on December 3, 1829 in Pickens, Alabama.

Jemima died on April 28, 1848 in Union County, Iowa. She was buried in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Thayer, Union County, Iowa.

Samuel and his family crossed the plains with the Benjamin Gardner Company in 1852.

After arriving in Utah, the Adair and Mangum families, who were very close, settled in the Payson-Nephi area. While living there, they were called my Brigham Young to settle the southwest part of the territory and to grow cotton. Being southerners, they had grown cotton or at least seen it grown.

Samuel was the leader of a group of ten southern families. They left Payson in March of 1857 and arrived at their destination on April 15. Them explored the area and in May met up with the Covington group what is now called Adair Spring. They laid out a town and called it Washington after President George Wasington. They called the area Dixie after their southern homeland.

Samuel and his family lived in Washington for 20 years. They owned six lots of land in Block 35 and built their homes there.

Samuel married Anne on October 22, 1864 in Salt Lake City. She had been married to Peter Adsersen previously, but he died in Denmark in 1864.

Later in life, Samuel moved to Nutrioso, Arizona to settle that area.

Anne died on January 7, 1884 in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona and was buried in the Saint Johns Cemetery.

Samuel died on July 6, 1889 in Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona and was buried in the Saint Johns Cemetery in Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona.


Samuel's Parents and Siblings:
    Thomas Jefferson Adair
    Rebecca Brown Adair
        Margaret Ann Adair
        Fairby (Phoebe?) Adair
        Samuel Jefferson Adair

        Sophia Adair
        Eliza Jane Adair
        Thomas Jefferson Adair, Jr.
        Sarah Ada Adair
        George Washington Adair

        Wesley John Adair
        Mary Ann Adair
        Laney Ann Adair

(10/25/1771-xx/xx/1856)   (married xx/xx/1791)
(10/10/1795-2/10/1852)   (married William Richey)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(3/28/1806-7/6/1889)   (married Jemima Catherine Mangum
    and Anne Catherine Lauritsen)
(xx/xx/1810-7/3/1852)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(11/10/1810-8/16/1892)   (married John Price)
(5/31/1814-9/19/1890)   (married Mary Vancil and Frances Rodgers)
(12/27/1815-7/3/1852)   (married William Mangum)
(3/18/1818-8/28/1897)   (married Miriam Jane Billingsley
    and Johanna Freestone)
(2/18/1820-3/5/1903)   (married Harriet Cordelia Williams)
(7/5/1824-5/5/1892)   (married John Mangum)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Jemima's Parents and Siblings:
    John Mangum
    Rebecca Canida Mangum
        Jemima Mangum
        William Mangum

        Rebecca "Becky" Mangum
        John Wesley Mangum III
        James Mitchell Mangum

        Joseph Mangum
        Virginia Jame Mangum
        Lucinda Mangum

(1/19/1763-3/3/1843)   (married 1/19/1809)
(9/14/1809-4/28/1848)   (married Samuel Jefferson Adair)
(12/25/1811-2/26/1888)   (married Sarah Ada Adair
    and Sarah Delight Potter)
(8/10/1814-7/xx/1890)   (married Joseph Adair and Wesley John Adair)
(6/10/1817-5/23/1885)   (married Mary Ann Adair and Ellen Bardsley)
(1/16/1820-2/4/1888)   (married Mary Ann Smith, Eliza Jane Clark,
    and Rebecca Frances Mangum)
(7/14/1824-7/10/1913)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(7/20/1826-2/23/1903)   (married James Richey)

Anne's Parents and Siblings:
    Laust Mathiasen
    Mette Larsen
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx

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

First Wife and Children:
    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

(9/14/1809-4/28/1848)   (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)

Second Wife (no children by her):
    Anne Catherine Lauritsen Adair

(7/2/1815-1/7/1884)   (married 10/22/1864)




Washington City 'Monument Plaza' May 10, 2003
See pp 2-3 for a brief history of Samuel J. Adair.

Familypedia article on Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889)

Samuel Jefferson Adair on the Petersen-Tarbert Family website

The 1857 Iron County Militia Project article on Samuel Adair

WikiTree article on Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889)

Geni entry for Samuel Jefferson Adair

Find-A-Grave entry for Samuel Jefferson Adair

Find-A-Grave entry for Jemima Catherine Mangum Adair

Find-A-Grave entry for Anne Catherine Lauritsen Adair