Jane Jones

Female Abt 1766 - 1852  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Jane Jones 
    Born Abt 1766  of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Aug 1852  , Perry, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3723  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2015 

    Family John Adair,   b. Abt 1760, of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1813, , Morgan, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1783  of Duncan Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. From Lee Adair 13 Sep 2005 [wadair1@tampabay.rr.com]: "As a direct descendant of John and Jane Adair, I have had an abiding interest in their descendants in particular. Although I have visited Morgan County twice I have not actually seen John Adair's tombstone (it's on private property and I just didn't have the time). It was erected there by his descendants and is not the original stone, as far as I know. That his widow Jane married Green Jackson is consistant with all the available data but there is no marriage record for them that I have seen. The archivist of Morgan County thinks there may be a marriage book missing from the courthouse. The best corroborative evidence comes from Green Jackson's will that is on file in the Perry County, Alabama courthouse. One of the witnesses was Joseph A. Adair (most likely Joseph Alexander Adair), one of John and Jane's sons. As you noted, Joseph and Jane are listed in the 1850 Perry County census. Green Jackson, who died in 20 Nov 1849, is buried in Shiloh Cemetery in Perry County, a cemetery that is out in the woods and in pretty bad shape, based on secondhand reports. One of my planned trips to Alabama includes a visit to that cemetery. If Jane is not buried there (James Barnett Adair's book implies that she died in Perry County) she may have gone with her son to stay with his niece Mary Jane Adair Griffis who was living in Autauga County. Joseph is supposed to have died there. There is a Griffis cemetery in Autauga that has not been surveyed (it's way back in the woods according to an Alabama State Highway map of the county) and that is also on my list of cemeteries to visit."

      2. Excerpts of "Adairs" from the book "Laurens County South Carolina - Minutes of the County Court, 1786-1789," by Brent H. Holcomb, SCMar, Columbia, South Carolina, 2004. The book notes: "This is a record that has only been recently found after being lost for so many years. It is incomplete missing the first 54 pages, pages 103-126, and an unknown number of pages at the end of the volume. There is at least one other volume, still missing, covering the years 1790-1799."
      It also notes: "Laurens County was formed in 1785 as a county of Ninety Six District. In that year justices of the peace were elected by the General Assembly to be administrators of the county courts. Within the pages of these court minutes are small court cases, lists of deeds presented to be recorded, applications for administrations on estates and wills proved (beginning in 1787), jury lists, petitions of various kinds, appointments for various offices, apprenticeships, estray animals tolled, and other items. The cases heard for debt or damages could not exceed £50, and cases heard for personal damages could not exceed £20. Criminal cases heard could not call for the loss of life or corporal punishment. Larger court cases were heard in the district courts, such as Ninety-Six."
      There are many listings of Adair and associated family members. Included is the court record below for John Adair whose wife was a Jones. This entry occurs after the other John Adair of the area whose wife was Sarah died in the Revolutionary War leaving only this John Adair applicable to this quote. Note also that John's wife, Jane Jones, was probably related to the deceased John Jones as a sibling:
      Pg. 234, 10 Jun 1788: "Sarah Jones Infant orphan of John Jones dec'd with the approbation of the Court made Choice of John Adair as Guardian, who Together with Joseph Adair his Security entered into and acknowledged their Bonds in the sum of £100 conditional to secure the said Orphans Estate and Indemnify the Court."

      3. Shirley Brown Adair, 309 Dartbrook, Rockwell, Texas 75087, 214-771-2662, in her book "Robert Adair (1770-1845c) - An Adair Family History," FHL book 929.273AdHas, notes name as Jane Fisher Jones, but does not give any sources for this.

      4. Censuses:
      1850 US: Dublin, Perry, Alabama, p. 359, 27 Dec 1850, household 56, I assume this is Jane Jones from Brownlee's note below of her being in the 1850 Perry Co., AL census at age 84 - if so, appears she remarried after John Adair's death in Morgan Co., GE in 1812; presumably Joseph Adair is her son:
      Jane Jackson, 84, SC.
      Joseph Adair, 66, SC.

      5. Typescript "Early Adairs of Laurens County, South Carolina." Compiled by Mildred Brownlee; Source Records: Wills; Intestate Estates; Deeds; Court Records; Cemetery Inscriptions. Some dates of birth and death obtained from Lineage Charts. Dates of birth and death subject to correction. Spelling of names subject to correction. [Note that bracketed comments are later additions by other reviewers including myself - Kerry Petersen.]
      A. "John Adair, b. c1760, died in Morgan Co., Ga. Feb. 1813. "to John Adair, my son, the land I laid off for him that Richard Holland & John Frier now live on" and one Negro woman Jude." John Adair married on 14 June 1783 (date from family chart) Jane, said to have been Jones. She was born c1766, died in Perry Co., Ala. in 1852. The 1850 census of Perry Co. Ala. shows her age as "84." John Adair bought and sold a number of tracts of land while living in Laurens Co. When John and Jane moved their family to Ga. c1800/1801, John Adair deeded to Richard Holland title to the land willed to him by his father, Joseph. The slave Jude was still the property of Joseph and remained in Laurens Co. After John Adair died in Ga. in 1813, Elisha Adair petitioned for administration of the SC estate of John Adair, dec'd. stating that the estate consisted of one Negro woman. Petitioner also stated that John Adair left a number of legatees and a widow (names not stated). He also petitioned for sale of the Negro woman Jude and her child. Amount of sale was $456.00. (Probate Box 3, pkg. 10) Page 152 of Dr. J.B. Adair's History gives names of the children of John and Jane Adair which seem to be very nearly accurate. Marriage records of Morgan Co. Ga. agree with a number of the marriages stated on this page. On p. 153, Dr. Adair is in error regarding the ages of John and Jane Adair. In 1823, Elisha owned the slave Jude."

      6. The publication "Laurens County Kinfolks Volume 1 Book 2," by Richard W. Fowler, gives the following family: "John Adair (s. of Joseph, gson. of Joseph) was b. 1758 and d. 1812. He m. Jane Jones. Served in Rev. War. Moved to Georgia in 1800. Children:
      A. Joseph Alexander, b. 1784.
      B. John Fisher, b. 1786.
      C. Hiram, b. 1788.
      D. Jones, b. abt 1790.
      E. Elizabeth 'of John Adair', b. abt 1791, m. Miles Garrett.
      F. William, b. 1792.
      G. Mary, b. abt 1794.
      H. Farmer, b. abt 1796.
      I. Susan, b. abt 1798,
      J. Sallie, b. abt 1800.
      K. James, b. abt 1802 in Morgan Co. GA. D. in GA.
      L. Joel Hayden, b. abt 1806."