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Wesley Adair

Wesley Adair

Male 1820 - 1903  (83 years)


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  • Name Wesley Adair 
    Adair. Wesley Adair 1830-1903
    Adair. Wesley Adair 1830-1903
    Born 18 Feb 1820  , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Mar 1903  Nutrioso Cemetery, Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wesley Adair 1820-1903
    Wesley Adair 1820-1903
    Died 5 Mar 1903  Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 83 years 
    Person ID I1311  Our Family
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2011 

    Family 1 Ancestors Rebecca Mangum 2x ,   b. 10 Aug 1814, , Giles, Tennesee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1849 
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F521  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1903 - Nutrioso Cemetery, Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Find A Grave (Reliability: 3), 15 Jan 2011.
      Birth: Feb. 18, 1820
      Pickens County
      Alabama, USA
      Death: Mar. 5, 1903
      Nutrioso
      Apache County
      Arizona, USA

      Son of Thomas Jefferson Adair & Rebecca Brown

      Married Harriet Cordelia Williams, 8 Feb 1849

      Married Rebecca Mangum, Sep 1858, Washington City, Washington, Utah

      obituary was printed in the Deseret News, May 27, 1903:

      NUTRIOSO, ARIZONA---
      JOHN WESLEY ADAIR DEAD
      Pioneer and Veteran of the "Mormon" Battalion.
      Special Correspondense.
      Nutrioso, Apache Co., Arizona, May 20,--On May 5th, 1903 John Wesley Adair, died at his home here. He was born Feb. 18, 1820, in Pickens County, Alabama. He became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 1842. Gathered with the Saints at Nauvoo and acted as one of the minute men, being driven out from that city with the Saints.

      In 1846 Elder Adair joined the celebrated "Mormon" batallion, at his country's call, to fight against Mexico; marched from council Bluffs to California on foot, and suffered the terrible hardships incidents to that notable journey; joined the Saints in Utah in 1848 and moved to Arizona in 1880. His life has been spent on the frontier; has been a very hard-working man; always full of faith in the Gospel, and died at the age of 83. He was the last one of a large family to depart this life.


      John was a Pvt. in Co. "C" Mormon Battalion (enlisted 18 Jul 1846 at Council Bluffs, IA.; honorably discharged 16 Jul 1847 Los Angeles, CA). Also, known as George Wesley Adair or Wesley Adair. Was a member of Maj. John Wesley Powell's 1871 expedition of the Colorado River canyon with Jacob Hamblin.

      George Adair apparently first became associated with the Powell expedition when he helped Jacob Hamblin take in supplies to the mouth of the Paria late in October, 1871. On February 22, 1872, he was put on the payroll at $40 per month, and was associated with the party through 1872-73 as horse wrangler, packer, and man-of-all-work.

      Wesley Adair was a private in the Mormon Battalion, Company C, and as of March 1882 was a farmer in Arizona. He made it to California and was part of the Hancock-Los Angeles company of about 150 men who travelled up California's Central Valley to Sutter's Fort. Many went on to Salt Lake City immediately, but Wesley was one of the 105 who remained behind and worked for Sutter. The group of 39 veterans and some others arrived between 24 Sep. and 6 Oct. 1848 in Salt Lake. Wesley was one of thirty soldiers who later settled Arizona and contributed greatly to the colonization of Arizona. His nephew Benjamin Richey was also a private in the same company.

      1860 Federal Census- Washington, Washington, Utah Territory. 39 year old Wesley living with 44 year old wife Rebecca and 8 year old step-daughter Frances.

      1870 Federal Census- Washington, Washington, Utah Territory. 47 year old John W. living with 55 year old wife Rebecca.

      1880 Federal Census- Saint John Village, Apache, Arizona. 59 year old Wesley living with 65 year old wife Rebeca.

      1900 Federal Census- Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona Territory. 80 year old single Wesley living with the Martin family (relation to head of house is Grand Uncle).


      * Mormon Battalion members





      Family links:
      Parents:
      Rebecca Brown Adair (1776 - 1846)

      Spouses:
      Rebecca Mangum Adair (1814 - 1894)
      Harriet Cordelia Williams Brooks (1829 - 1907)*

      Burial:
      Nutrioso Cemetery
      Nutrioso
      Apache County
      Arizona, USA

      Created by: Todd Schott
      Record added: Apr 05, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 25766529
      no photo of headstone but has picture