The Trail Through Virginia into Tennessee and Kentucky
Abraham Aaron was born in Lancaster County, Kentucky but removed to Pittsylvania County with his father where he resided a long while after the Revolutionary War. He was drafted for six months as a Militiaman in 1780 in the company of Captain William Witcher in Pittsylvania County. The troops marched to Salisbury, North Carolina,then to Camden. He was in the Battle of Stono when the Americans were victorious and captured a number of prisoners. Afterwards, he marched to various places throughout the countryside and finally back to Camden, after having served a full term. He resided in Greene County, Tennessee until 1824 before removing to Adair County, Kentucky. As so many others had done, after the war, new lands opened up for settlement and Abraham Aaron moved westward. The trail into Kentucky usually began in Virginia.
Millions of People Found Homes in Kentucky
Soon after Kentucky was explored, it was discovered that its rich soil was well adapted for the production of the largest varieties of tobacco as well as the finest grades of cutting leaf. From the first crops planted, the Kentucky tobacco plantation held a superior reputation for maintaining a high quality of tobacco. As a cut-tobacco, the Kentucky-leaf was esteemed to be popular in the exportation to all parts of Europe. Historically, Kentucky planters have had a good stand of plants which grow rapidly.
Adair County was formed on December 11, 1801 from sections of Green County at which time Columbia was chosen as the county seat. The county was named for John Adair, commander of the Kentucky troops in the Battle of New Orleans and Governor of Kentucky. The Adair family traces to ca 1300 and is found on Georgia Pioneers John Adair had a cousin relationship to the Adairs who settled in Atlanta and were entrepreneurs of real estate.