William Adair

Brief Life History of William

William Adair was born in 1745, in South Carolina, United States. He died on 12 November 1824, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brookville, Brookville Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States.

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  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
  • William Adair, "South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913"
  • William Adair, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

World Events (3)

1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.


Indiana is the 19th state.

1816 · Constitutional Convention Held

A constitutional convention was held on June 10, 1816, at Corydon to discuss statehood. Thirty-four delegates, with Jonathan Jennings presiding, passed a resolution to proceed writing the state’s constitution. The constitution was completed on June 29, 1816, and became effective on the same day.

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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