Allis Adams

Brief Life History of Allis

When Allis Adams was born on 8 April 1721, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Capt. Daniel Adams, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Larrabee, was 28. She married Lewis Hunt about 1741, in Pawling, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 12 August 1785, in West Farms, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 64.

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Lewis Hunt
Allis Adams
Marriage: about 1741
Susanna Hunt
Mary Hunt
Sarah Hunt

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  • Allis Adams, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
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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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