John M. Adams

Brief Life History of John M.

When John M. Adams was born on 22 May 1840, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Adams, was 43 and his mother, Sophia Hayden, was 42. He married Mary Jane Adams on 13 March 1856, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hillsboro, Fleming, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Grange City, Fleming, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 7 January 1907, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fairview, Fleming, Kentucky, United States.

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John M. Adams
Mary Jane Adams
Marriage: 13 March 1856
James Art Adams
Nancy Jane Adams
John William Adams
Barney Hayden Adams
Elizabeth Belle Adams
Sarah Evaline Adams
Jacob Brady Adams
Mary Ellen Adams

Sources (16)

  • John M Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John M. Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Adams in entry for Jake Brady Adams, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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The Will of John Adams of Fleming County, Kentucky, Will Book M, p. 189

The Will of John Adams of Fleming County, Kentucky, Will Book M, p. 189 In the name of God Amen Know all men by these presents that I, John Adams, of the County of Fleming and State of Kentucky, beai …

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