Ebenezer H. Adams

Male10 September 1807–10 August 1877

Brief Life History of Ebenezer H.

When Ebenezer H. Adams was born on 10 September 1807, in Henniker, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Israel Adams, was 27 and his mother, Rhoda Hawthorn, was 29. He married Charlotte Purington on 7 April 1833. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New London, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years and Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1870. He died on 10 August 1877, at the age of 69.

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Ebenezer H. Adams
Charlotte Purington
Marriage: 7 April 1833
Martha Adams
Imri Adams
Aurora Adams

Sources (10)

  • Ebenezer H Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ebenezer H Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Ebenezer H. Adams, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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  • Marriage
    7 April 1833
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

    Age 1

    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 23

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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.

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