Deacon Ephraim Adams

15 December 1749–15 April 1825 (Age 75)
New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life 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

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New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


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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 (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eph'M Adams in entry for Lydia Perkins, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Eph Adams in entry for Lydia Perkins, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Ephraim Adams in entry for John Adams, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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