John Adams

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

The Life Summary 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
1815–1843
Nancy Davis
1811–1882
Marriage: 28 September 1842
Roana Cutter Adams
1843–1909

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1842Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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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, 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 (5)

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

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