Augusta Adams

25 September 1811–8 December 1896 (Age 85)
Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Augusta

When Augusta Adams was born on 25 September 1811, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Israel Adams, was 31 and her mother, Rhoda Hawthorn, was 33. She married Rev Richard Morse Smith in 1841, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 December 1896, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Rev Richard Morse Smith
1814–1872
Augusta Adams
1811–1896
Marriage: 1841
Sarah Agusuta Smith
1844–1855
Richard Watson Smith
1846–1920
Richard Watson Smith
1846–
Abby Smith
1849–1881

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1841Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 22
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 25
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Adam
    Addams

    Sources (16)

    • Augusta Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Augusta Smith in household of Richard M Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Augusta Adams, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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