NELSON V. ADAIR, farmer and carpenter, sec. 6, Deerfield Tp., was born in the State of New York, Feb. 15, '46. He is a son of Henry and Mary (Vantyle) Adair, who was born in the State of New York, in Seneca Co., where the father died, Feb. 14, '81; the mother is still living, in the Empire State.
Mr. Adair remained an inhabitant of his native place until 1869, and in the spring of that year he came to Shiawassee Co., Mich., where during two years he followed his trade; coming thence to Mecosta Co., he bought 80 acres in the town of Deerfield. It was partly improved and has since been his homestead.
Mr. Adair was married in Seneca Falls, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1866, to Mary, daughter of Alonzo and Rebecca (Woolsey) Randolph. Of this marriage one child was born -- Henry R., Dec. 20, '74, and Mr. Adair contracted a second marriage July 4, '77, at Big Rapids, to Emily H., daughter of Magnus and Christiana (Ashman) Ulrich. The parents of Mrs. Adair were natives of Germany. The family now includes two children, -- Jennie H., born Dec. 9, '79, and Lillian M., May 18, '81. Mr. Adair is a Republican in political sentiment and has held the office of Supervisor two terms. Himself and family attend the Methodist Episcopal Church.