I seen your posting saying Elizabeth Adair was your Great Grandmother. I'm very interested in this family. As there is alot of confussing imformation I have ran into. She was married to George William Batey Jan. 10, 1876 Mahaska Co., Iowa. Where did she die at was it Albia or Mahaska Co., Iowa? Do you by chance have a obituary that might list her brothers and sisters. I've been trying to trace her father in the census and I'm very confused about the children. In the 1860 census I find Thomas J. Adair in Scott twp., Mahaska Co., Iowa. It has the following.
107/107 Thos. Adair 29 M Farm Laborer 285 Ohio
Sarah E. 21 F Housewife Indiana
Julia E. 3 F Iowa ( is this Elizabeth B.)
Wm. 1 M Iowa
In 1870 Census Scott Twp.,Mahaska Co. Iowa is the following
Adair T. 41 M W Farmer 280 Ohio ( Thomas)
S. 31 or 51 F W Keeping House Ind. (Sarah)
E. 12 F W At Home Iowa
W. 10 M W Iowa ( William)
E. 6 F W Iowa
M E. 1 F W Iowa ( Believe this is Mary Louisa)
In 1880 Census I find a Thomas Adair in Scott Twp., Mahaska Co., Iowa with a Elizabeth.
Adair Thomas Self M M W 50 OH, OH, OH Farmer
Elizbeth Wife F M W 46 OH, OH, OH Keeping House
Devine John Other M S W 17 IA, Ire, OH Farm Hand
Okay According to Mahaska Co., Iowa Marriages a Thomas J. Adair married Elizabeth M. Reeve Oct. 4, 1874 Mahaska Co., Iowa. I'm assuming this is him in the 1880 Census. Now For Elizabeth Adair Batey I find in 1880 Census Scott Co., Mahaska Co., Iowa the following.
George Beatty Self M M W 40 OH, OH, OH Farmer
Elizbeth Wife F M W 22 IA, OH, IN Keeping House
Benjmon Son M S W 3 IA, OH, IA At Home
William Son M S W 9M, IA, OH, IA At Home
Evenline Adair Other F S W 15 IA, OH, IA Servant
Is this Evenline maybe a sister to Elizabeth that's in this house hold? Is Elizabeth also know as Julia E. the one showing up in the 1860 Census, she is the same age as Elizabeth B. Adair. According to the Cemetery Stone Elizabeth B. was born Aug. 9, 1857 and died Dec. 29, 1929 and George W. Batey B. July 7, 1838 d. Dec. 1, 1909 they are both burried in Rochester Cemetery in Mahaska Co., Iowa.
Now not confuse you but this Town was called Rochester, Mahaska Co., Iowa, where the Cemetery is. It is located along the Des Moines River Between Beacon, Iowa and Busey, Iowa, just incase you are not familar to the area. Well I hope you'll be intouch with me and maybe you can help me understand this Adair line a little more. I also would like to mention that on Thomas J. Adair's death record at the court house it said he died of insanity. I'm very curious to what happen to the other children listed in his household in the Census and what happen to his son William. I believe Thomas is also buried in Rochester Cemetery or it's his wife, Sarah that has a stone there. He is also suppose to be buried tthere according to his death record at the court house, but don't remeber seeing him on his wife's stone. Well any imformation you may have on the family would greatly be appreciated. I'm assuming we are related, since Elizabeth is your Great Grandmother, our line comes in from the Silvers that married Mary Louisa Adair, Elizabeth's sister. Oh another thing was wondering have you heard of any Ancestors that could dance on a plate of Glass with out breaking it. My Grandpa Silvers use to talk about a ancestor that could do this and so far I've not ran accrossed anything about this. Was curious if it may have been on the Adair side of his line. Well again I'll say any information you could give would be greatly appreciated. Cindy Hamling