Welcome to Adair County Missouri Genealogy Research




Kirksville Mo circa 1930

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Adair County Missouri ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   Adair County Data

 Brief History:

Adair County was founded 1841 January 29.  The first permanent settlement in Adair County began in 1828.   Many of
 the first settlers were from Adair County in  Kentucky,  for which the Missouri county was named. 
The county in Kentucky
 was named for John Adair, a respected  Governor of Kentucky.  This was 25 years after the Louisiana Purchase, seven years
 after Missouri was granted statehood,  and four years after the Sac and Fox Native American tribes surrendered their claims
 to the land. The original settlement was called "Cabins of White Folks," or simply,  "The Cabins," and was located six miles
 (9.7 km) west of present-day Kirksville along the Chariton River.

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