Adah Breedlove

13 May 1827–3 April 1913 (Age 85)
Bourneville, Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Adah

When Adah Breedlove was born on 13 May 1827, in Bourneville, Ross, Ohio, United States, her father, David B Breedlove, was 34 and her mother, Maria McKenzie, was 31. She married John Wesley Grimes on 26 October 1848, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New Holland, Marion Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States for about 33 years. She died on 3 April 1913, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Holland, Perry Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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John Wesley Grimes
Adah Breedlove
Marriage: 26 October 1848
David M. Grimes

Spouse and Children

26 October 1848
Ross, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Maria McKenzie




    James Breedlove


    William Martin Breedlove


    Elizabeth Breedlove




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 5

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 29

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname for an amiable or popular person, from Middle English brede(n) ‘to breed’, ‘to produce’ + loue ‘love’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adash Grimes in household of J W Grimes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Adah Breedlove, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Adah Breedlove, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"

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