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Adair County 
Organized in 1841.
The county seat is Kirksville.

It was named for John Adair, governor of Kentucky.
John Adair was born in Chester County South Carolina on January 09, 1757.  During the Revolutionary War he served in the Continental Army.  
He was a delegate to the Kentucky State Constitutional Convention, a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives,
a Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives. He was a Kentucky Governor, Senator and U.S. Representative.
He served in the military during the War of 1812.  He died in Harrodsburg Kentucky on May 19 1840.






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Birth Estate Settlements Military
Cemeteries Family Newspaper Tidbits
Census History Obituaries
Church Land
 

Updates:
January 2018
News-Accidents & Tragedies: Charles Turner struck by lightening while planting corn
News-Birth Announcements: James Osenbaugh
News-Crimes: Robbery spree in 1880 in Kirksville, names mentioned: Brenneman, Lantz, Wilcher, Q.M.& P. depot, S.F. Furrow grocery, Halliday Bros.Richter's grocery
News-Visiting & Gossip: Rev. Carothers; Lewis Walters; John Wilkes; Rich; W.H.H. Marine
News-Fires Train Wrecks & Calamities: Baylor Building set on fire; Freight train derails near Novinger; Mr. Gooch's boarding house catches fire; Judge M.G Clem's barn struck by lightening and burned
News-Death Notices: Sophia Hewitt
News-Community-Geo. R. Brewington; history of old cottonwood tree in Col. Hardin's yard
News-Marriages- Fairchilds-Anderson
News-Weather: 1880 cyclone Mr. and Mrs. Horton's house and barn blown away, Mrs. Horton badly injured, Wm. Crows house destroyed and Wm. Porters place hit
Census- Enumerators for 1880


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