Sarah Ann McNair Adair

1835–1882 (Age 47)
Cherokee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann McNair

When Sarah Ann McNair Adair was born in 1835, in Cherokee, Georgia, United States, her father, Walter Scott Adair, was 44 and her mother, Nancy Ner che Harris, was 28. She married William Penn Adair on 6 June 1857. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died in March 1882, in Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Ann McNair Adair
William Penn Adair
Marriage: 6 June 1857
Martha Caroline Adair
Margaret Elizabeth Adair
Mamie Elizabeth Adair

Spouse & Children

6 June 1857


  • Martha Caroline Adair


  • Margaret Elizabeth Adair


  • Mamie Elizabeth Adair


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (7)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 0

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 16

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled EdÊ’ear, a form of Edgar .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Ann McNair Adair Adair, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Ann Adair - Published information: Family genealogies: death:

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