The profile for "James Adair" is a complete muddle. It combines facts for multiple men by the same name as well as complete fiction including a trip to England and marriage to a titled lady.
A man named James Adair came to America from Ireland and by 1735 was trading with the Catawba Indians. He spent almost his entire life in America trading and living with the Indians in the southeast. He had a Chickasaw wife and family, going so far as to describe himself as an "English Chickasaw." His interactions with the governments of North and South Carolina are well recorded. In the 1760's he began writing his life's work, "The History of the American Indians." In 1768 he left his family and headed north to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York to obtain support for his book and to get it published. About 1772 he went to England, arriving in Cork Ireland on June 4,1772. With the help of Benjamin Franklin he found a publisher, finalized the book and was back in Georgia by the fall of 1774. He disappears from records after 1775. There is no record of his wife/wives and/or any children.
The second James Adair was the owner of a plantation named "Fairfield" in Bladen County, North Carolina. He wrote his will in 1778, naming daughters and grandchildren.
The third James Adair is claimed by some to be the father of John and Edward Adair, traders to the Cherokee.
Who can help separate these men and find the correct homes for five wives and ten children? I just added a free-space page with a copy of the current profile.
Once the profiles are separated and cleaned up, James Adair the author should be protected by the Native Americans project.