John Adamson

Brief Life History of John

When John Adamson was born about 1817, in Lost Creek, Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, Abraham Adamson, was 28 and his mother, Eleanor Lewis, was 26. He married Priscilla Adamson in 1840, in Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 21 March 1875, in Harrison, Fayette Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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

Sources (9)

  • John Adamson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Adamson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jno. Adamson in entry for H.R. Adamson, "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 


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


Historical Information 1834: Delaware, Indiana, United States

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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