Priscilla Adamson

Female5 November 1821–17 March 1882

Brief Life History of Priscilla

When Priscilla Adamson was born on 5 November 1821, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac Adamson, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Garner, was 25. She married John Adamson in 1840, in Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 17 March 1882, in Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adamson
Priscilla Adamson
Marriage: 1840
Henry Riley Adamson
Nancy Ellen Adamson
Eliza Jane Adamson
Rachel Elizabeth Adamson

Sources (4)

  • Priscella Adamson in household of John Adamson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Precilla Adamson in household of John Adamson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Perscilla Adamson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1840Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    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.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Delaware New Purchase, Indiana, United States 1827: Delaware, Indiana, United States

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 20

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

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

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