Minerva Mindwell Small

Brief Life History of Minerva Mindwell

When Minerva Mindwell Small was born in October 1822, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, Nathaniel Small, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Card, was 30. She married Samuel A Adams about 1842. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 20 February 1914, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in South Bowdoin Cemetery, Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel A Adams
Minerva Mindwell Small
Marriage: about 1842
James Adams
Minerva Alice Adams
about 1858–1918
Elizabeth Jane Adams
David P Adams
Hannah Abbie Adams
Samuel C Adams
Mary E Adams
George W Adams
Nathan E. Adams

Sources (24)

  • Minerva S Adams in household of Nathan E Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minerva Small, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Minerva Mindwell Small Adams, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.


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

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus): nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal(e), smel(e) ‘small, slender, thin’ (Old English smæl).

Irish (Down): adopted for Beag ‘small’; see Begg .

Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘small’, e.g. German Klein and Schmal , Polish Mały, Czech and Slovak Malý (see Maly 1).

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

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