Elisha Adams

about 5 July 1733–8 May 1823 (Age 89)
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Adams was born about 5 July 1733, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Adams, was 34 and his mother, Dorcas Paine, was 34. He married Sarah Taylor about 1753, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 May 1823, in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Elisha Adams
Sarah Taylor
Marriage: about 1753
Elisha Adams
Sarah Adams
Elisha Adams
Elijah Adams
Samuel Adams
Thomas Adams
Anne Adams

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about 1753
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States


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Age 43

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 43

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 48

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 (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)

  • Elisha Adams, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Elisha Adams, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"
  • Elisha Adams, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"

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