Lewis Adams

Male1756–12 January 1836

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Adams was born in 1756, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Noah Adams, was 33 and his mother, Meriam Adams, was 28. He married Hannah Luce on 12 April 1795, in Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 12 January 1836, in Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Lewis Adams
Hannah Luce
Marriage: 12 April 1795
Achsah Adams

Sources (6)

  • L Adams, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Luis Adams, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lewis Adams, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    12 April 1795Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 20

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 20

    New York is the 11th state.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 25

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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