Jeremiah Samuel Adams

15 May 1823–15 May 1860 (Age 37)
Elbert, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Jeremiah Samuel

When Jeremiah Samuel Adams was born on 15 May 1823, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, his father, Samuel G. Adams, was 39 and his mother, Martha Ann Thornton, was 34. He married Mary Louisa Porch on 22 July 1845, in Meriwether, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 May 1860, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Samuel Adams
1823–1860
Mary Louisa Porch
1830–1898
Marriage: 22 July 1845
Louisa Virginia Adams
1848–
Mary Alice Adams
1850–1914
Robert Bonner Adams
1855–1924
Thomas Jefferson Adams
1856–1916

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1845Meriwether, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (5)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
    Age 9
    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
    1835 · Treaty of New Echota
    Age 12
    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 144377;2007: 312641; 2010: 427865)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.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Adam
    Addams

    Sources (3)

    • Jeremiah S. Adams, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Adams in entry for Robert B. Adams, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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