Deacon Ephraim Adams

Male15 December 1749–15 April 1825

Brief Life History of Ephraim

When Deacon Ephraim Adams was born on 15 December 1749, in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ephriam Adams, was 25 and his mother, Lydia Kinsman, was 20. He married Elizabeth Stearns in 1772, in New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 15 April 1825, in his hometown, at the age of 75.

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Deacon Ephraim Adams
Elizabeth Stearns
Marriage: 1772
Ephraim Adams
Isaac Adams
Lydia Adams
Elisabeth Adams
John Adams
Rebecca Adams
Sarah Adams
Susanna Adams
Lucinda Adams
Melinda Adams
Timothy Kinsman Adams
Benjamin Stearns Adams
Cynthia Adams

Sources (31)

  • Ephraim Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Ephraim Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eph'M Adams in entry for Lydia Perkins, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1772New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (13)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 27

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


    Age 27

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 39

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    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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