John Adams

3 December 1815–28 September 1843 (Age 27)
Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of John

When John Adams was born on 3 December 1815, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Israel Adams, was 35 and his mother, Rhoda Hawthorn, was 37. He married Mary Moors on 26 March 1840, in Hancock, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 28 September 1843, at the age of 27.

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John Adams
Nancy Davis
Marriage: 28 September 1842
Roana Cutter Adams

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    Nancy Davis


28 September 1842
Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


    Roana Cutter Adams


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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 10

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Adams, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • John Adams in entry for Roana Way, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • John Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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