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Captain Isaac Adair

Submitted by:  Drew Beeson


Isaac Adair, was born about 1825 in Alabama to Zadock and Sarah Adair and was their only son.  By 1847 he and his parents immigrated to Houston County Texas.

Little is known about him until the War with Mexico. Adair enrolled in Captain John Long's company in Crockett Texas on April 13, 1847 for six months service. He served as an orderly sergeant. This unit was mustered into national service as part of the 1st Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers in San Antonio on May 3, 1847. This was commanded by the renown Colonel John C. "Jack" Hays. Although the company was to have served six months, the men were discharged in San Antonio on June 2, 1847.

Adair resided at the home of his parents in Houston County. It is not known what he did but his father was a farmer. Since his father was about 70 at that time it is likely that he ran the farm. The size of this operation is unknown but since Zadock owned five slaves, he obviously was a man of means

The next major event in Adair's life occurred in about 1852 when he married Augusta Louisa Smith who was born in Georgia. From 1857 to 1861, Adair was clerk of the District Court of Houston County. He resigned this post to serve in the war.

By 1860 he was living in Crockett with his wife and three children. Census records indicate real estate valued at $5,000, personal property at $3,000, and fifteen slaves.

Adair enrolled in his company in Crockett on October 5. He served as captain. Many of the enlistees were from Leon County. The unit was mustered into Confederate service in San Antonio as Company H (or Company 8), 7th Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers about October 28, 1861.The enlistment was for the duration of the war. Unfortunately, Adair was mortally wounded at Glorieta and died April 9, 1862 thus never returned to see his family again.

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