John Adamson Fife

MaleMay 1835–

Brief Life History 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 lived in Tulliallan, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. He died in United States, and was buried in United States.

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John Fife
Mary Meek Nicol
William Nicol Fife
Mary Meek Fife
John Adamson Fife
Jane Nicol Fife
Christina Fife
Thomas Nicol Fife
Robert Adamson Fife

Sources (2)

  • John Fife in household of May Nicol, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Scotland, 1851 Census in Dysart for John Fife

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Siblings (7)

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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.


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: habitational name from the province and 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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