Margaret Ann Adair

7 February 1804–10 February 1852 (Age 48)
Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Ann

When Margaret Ann Adair was born on 7 February 1804, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Adair, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Brown, was 19. She married William Richey on 10 February 1820, in Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 10 February 1852, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Richey
Margaret Ann Adair
Marriage: 10 February 1820
James Richey
Benjamin Richey
Joseph Richey
Rebecca Sarah Richey
Emily Melissa Richey
John Belton Richey
Martha Ann Richey
Eliza Jane Richey
William Belton Richey
Robert Richey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1820Pickens, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 14
    Illinois is the 21st state.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, a form of Edgar .History: James Adair (c. 1709–83) was an ‘Indian trader’ in SC from 1735; he was born in Antrim, northern Ireland. Baron William Adair, from Scotland, also settled in SC at around the same period.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    From the Journal of Crosby, Caroline Barnes, Memoirs and diary 1851-1882, fd. 2, 7-24.

    Tuesday 25th contrary to our expectation yesterday morn, we have stay untill today, the council was sometime deciding upon our manner of travelling, none of our cam[p] were willing to leave and go int …

    Sources (26)

    • Margaret Richie in household of William Richie, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Margarett Ann Adair in entry for William Belton Richey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Margaret Ann Adair - Church record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: Margaret Ann Adair

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