Joseph Adair, Sr. Timeline

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

1788 Will of Joseph Adair, Sr.

1789 Died Laurens County, SC – Buried at Duncan Creek Presbyterian

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