John Adamson Fife

May 1835–
Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John Adamson

When John Adamson Fife was born in May 1835, in Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Fife, was 28 and his mother, Mary Meek Nicol, was 26. He died in United States, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fife
1807–1874
Mary Meek Nicol
1809–1850
William Nicholl Fife
1831–1914
Mary Meek Fife
1833–1863
John Adamson Fife
1835–
Jane Nicol Fife
1838–
Christina Fife
1840–1850
Thomas Nicol Fife
1844–
Robert Adamson Fife
1848–

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1843

Age 8

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 31

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Fife, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Scotland, 1851 Census in Dysart for John Fife

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