Note: According to a biographical sketch of James's son, Alfred Adair (also known as Alford), in the "History of Summit Co., Ohio" by Perrin, 1881, "He is a grandson of Andrew Adair, who was a native of Ireland, and a son of James L. and Bathsheba (Griffin) Adair, to whom were born the following family: Theodosia, Sally, Alfred, Ursula, Anna, Elizabeth and Micah
According to "Some Family Origins of Fred Lyman Adair, M.D., and his wife Myrtle May Ingalls," by Richard Porter Adair, 1970, there are Granby, Conn., records dated 30 Oct 1803 stating that "James L. Dyre and Betsy, wife" were "admitted into church." Also according to this source, other records say, "Alfred and Theodosia Dyre baptized Sept 16, 1803. Alfred died at age 3 and a half."
The 1800 census of Granby lists the household of Andrew Adair containing 2 adult males (one 26-44 years old and the other 45 or older) and 2 adult females (one 16-25 and the other 45 or older). They were Andrew and his son, James, and their wives. Andrew and James jointly owned a home and 30 acres which they sold in 1805 for 600 dollars (Granby Land Records). They then moved to Montgomery, Hampden Co., Mass. (about 20 miles from East Granby). "James L. Adair was elected to the office of Town Clerk [of Montgomery] on 3 Apr 1809 and served in that capacity until 4 Mar 1816. He was elected Selectman and Assessor on 6 Apr 1812 and served until March 1815." Both James and Andrew are listed in the 1810 census of Montgomery (James was listed as having 1 male child under the age of 10 and 3 females under the age of 10). They apparently returned to East Granby about 1816 when Elizabeth was baptized, and Micah was baptized there on 20 Jan 1820. In 1819 James purchased a farm at Bergen, Genesee Co., N.Y., although he was still living in Grandby during the 1820 census (he and his family were listed next to Alanson Griffin, brother of Bathsheba). James and family apparently moved to Bergen, Genesee Co., N.Y., shortly after 1820 (in the History of Summit Co. cited above, it says that Alfred and his family "removed to Genesee Co., N.Y., where they remained until 1824, when Alfred, who was then 17 years of age, went to Canada, where he remained for but one year, at the end of which time his father died, and he returned home to his widowed mother and took charge of the homestead..." An inventory of the property of James Lewis Adair was made in the fall of 1826 and Bathsheba signed this inventory in December of 1826 (the property was extremely modest and included 4 cattle and 8 hogs). Another probate record dated March of 1828 listed the children of James as "Theodosia, Sally, Alfred, Ursula, Anna Almira, Elizabeth, and Micah." Alfred Adair and family are in the 1830 census of Bergen. The property at Bergen was sold in 1839 and the family moved to Copely Twp., Summit Co., Ohio, which is where they appear during the 1840 census" (Copely is now a suburb of Akron, Ohio). Alfred, Theodosia, Sarah, Anna, and Micah signed an agreement at Bergen on 23 Dec 1839 to pay yearly interest to their mother, Bathsheba, "in exchange for property we have received from her."
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