Elizabeth Adams

Female14 July 1810–7 July 1862

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Adams was born on 14 July 1810, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Adams, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Heath, was 36. She lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 7 July 1862, in Penkhull, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Adams
Sarah Heath
Ann Adams
Mary Adams
Sarah Adams
William Adams
Benjamin Adams
Lettice Adams
Edward Adams
Lewis Adams
Thomas Adams
Samuel Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Frances Adams
Lewis Adams
Thomas Adams
Susanna Adams

Sources (8)

  • Elizbth Adams in household of Lewis Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Adams, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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World Events (6)


Age 5

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


Age 13

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


Age 20

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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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