Minerva Mindwell Small

October 1822–20 February 1914 (Age 91)
Bowdoin, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life of Minerva Mindwell

When Minerva Mindwell Small was born in October 1822, in Bowdoin, Lincoln, 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 lived in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States for about 40 years. She died on 20 February 1914, in Bowdoin, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in South Bowdoin Cemetery, Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Samuel A Adams
1816–1891
Minerva Mindwell Small
1822–1914
Marriage: about 1842
James Adams
1844–
Minerva Alice Adams
1858–1918
Elizabeth Jane Adams
1845–1913
David P Adams
1846–1927
Hannah Abbie Adams
1848–1906
Samuel C Adams
1851–1913
Mary E Adams
1853–1922
George W Adams
1855–1934
Nathan E. Adams
1861–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1842
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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

Age 10

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.
1846

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal ‘thin’, ‘narrow’.2 Translation of equivalents in other European languages, such as German Klein and Schmal , French Petit .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Minerva S Adams in household of Nathan E Adams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minerva Adams in household of S A Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Minerva Adams in household of Samuel Adams, "United States Census, 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.