Biographical Sketch of Oscar F. Adair

(See Adair, Ghigau and Foreman)-Oscar Fitzaland, son of John Thompson and Penelope (Mayfield) Adair, was born March 8, 1848.

Married February 3, 1875 Mary Catherine, daughter of Augustus and Mary Ann (Bigby) Rider, born April 20, 1859.

They were the parents of Mary Louvenia; Wenona; William Penn; Sarah Ruth; John Lafayette; Rose Ada; and Walter Corrigan Adair.

John Adair, a Scotchman, married Gahoka’s full-blood Cherokee of the Deer Clan. Their son, Walter, commonly called “Black Watt” Adair, was born December 11, 1783, and married May 15, 1804 Rachel Thompson, born December 24, 1776. He died January 20, 1835; and she died April 22, 1876. Their son John Thompson Adair vas born December 22, 1812, and married January 30, 1840, Penelope Mayfield, born vlay 12, 1824. He died December 23, 1891.

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They were the parents of Oscar Fitzaland, who was elected Judge of Sequoyah District in 1885 and 1887; and Commissioner of Sequoyah County in 1907.


Surnames:
Adair,

Topics:
Cherokee,

Locations:
Sequoyah County OK,

Collection:
Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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