I would like to respond to the Adrian thread and the Adrians of GA and AL thread.
I, too, am descended from Fleming Fowler Adrian and Mary McDonald but through their daughter Mary Olivia Adrian (b. 1818) and then her son John Adrian Hanna, born in 1842. Mary Olivia married John Sevier Hanna on 28 Jan 1836 in Calhoun Co., Alabama. By the 1850 census John S Hanna had married Jane Riddle but I have been unable to find any information as to when or where Mary Olivia died. Among Hanna researchers there seems to be an issue as to which of the children are Mary Olivia’s and which are Jane Riddle’s. John Adrian Hanna was born in 1842 and given his middle name it is a fair assumption that he was Mary Olivia’s child. And if that is the case his sibs born before him must also have been Mary Olivia’s children. My research shows three children born before John Adrian; Alexander, Mary J and Elizabeth S. The Hanna family, including John Adrian Hanna, moved west to Texas and was living in Bosque County by 1860. The Ellis family was with them in Bosque County. (Another indication of the affiliation between the Hanna and Adrian families.)
I would very much appreciate any information people might have on Mary Olivia Adrian, especially the date of her death and where she might be buried.
I am also fascinated by the stories of the Trail of Tears and the Adrian family’s involvement in that event and possible Adrian marriages to Cherokee women. I would love to hear more. It has long been assumed that there was some Cherokee blood in our family but the sources have never been documented.