Priscilla Adamson

5 November 1821–17 March 1882 (Age 60)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Adamson was born on 5 November 1821, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac Adamson, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Garner, was 24. 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, 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

Spouse and Children

Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States


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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.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 4

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
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

Common patronymic form of Adam , especially in Scotland, where the name is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In the U.S., this form may also have absorbed some patronymic forms of Adam in various other languages. Compare Adams .

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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"

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