Biographical Sketch of Nicholas B. McNair

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(See Sanders, Cordery and McNair) -Nicholas B. McNair, born May 1, 1859, educated in the schools of the Cherokee Nation.

Married in December 1877, Rachel, daughter of Thomas and Nannie (Sonicooie) Sanders, born in 1849.

They were the parents of: Oscar, born October 22, 1878; Clement, born January 28, 1830 and Etta McNair, born August 12, 1882. Mrs. Rachel McNair died December 22, 1884. He married December 25, 1894, Martha, daughter of William McDonald and Nancy Jones, born March 12, 1866 in Union County, Georgia. They are the parents of: Nannie, born August 28, 1895; William Gunter, born July 15, 1897; Benjamin Franklin, born September 9, 1899; James Porter, born December 30, 1901 and Philip Pinckney, born October 23, 1905.

Mr. McNair belongs to, the Wolf Clan, is a farmer and a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities.

David McNair, of Scotch decent, born is 1744, married Delilah Amelia, daughter of “Rich” Joseph and Elizabeth Vann, born 1795. He died August 15, 1836 and she died November 30, 1838. Their son, Nicholas Byers McNair, married Mary, the daughter of John and Sarah (Cordery) Rogers. John Rogers, of English and Scotch descent, was born in 1779 in Burke County, Georgia. He was called “Nolichucky Jack” to differentiate him from another intermarried citizen of the Nation at that period, the other one was called “Hell Fire Jack” Rogers. Nicholas Byers and Mary (Rogers) McNair were the parents of Nicholas B. McNair, the subject of this sketch.



MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 9 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/biographical-sketch-of-nicholas-b-mcnair.htm - Last updated on Nov 26th, 2012


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