Joseph Adair, Sr. was my 7th great-grandfather. His son, Joseph Jr, was my 6th. Joseph was a cooper by trade, a highly-skilled barrel maker. Barrel Steve Road in modern-day Clinton, SC, was named for the operation on the Adair homestead off Duncan Creek. Most of the Adairs in the south can be traced back to old Joseph.
My Laurens County, South Carolina roots run old, long, deep, and Revolutionary.
1711 Born in Ireland
1732 Married Sarah Lafferty in Pennsylvania/Delaware
1733 Son Joseph Adair Jr. born May 12, 1733
1736 Son Benjamin born
1734 Son James born
1738 Daughter Jean born
1740 Daughter Sarah born
1750 Joseph brought his family to Duncan Creek, via the Old Wagon Road
1752 Elder, Duncan Creek Presbyterian
1766 Plat For 200 Acres In Craven County
1770 Wife Sarah Lafferty Adair dies
1771 Marriage to Susanna Long
1779 Signer of the James Williams Petition (with sons Joseph and Benjamin)
1780 Homestead burned, around the same time as the Laurens courthouse
1780 Commissary, Company D, Little River Regiment – Col Casey’s Regiment
1785 First Coroner in Laurens County, August 16, 1785-?
1785 Trustee, College of Cambridge in Ninety-Six
1789 Died Laurens County, SC – Buried at Duncan Creek Presbyterian