Nathaniel Adams

1 May 1812–15 December 1855 (Age 43)
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Adams was born on 1 May 1812, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Cyrus Butles Adams, was 36 and his mother, Olive Wood, was 37. He married Abigail Lewis Crocker on 8 April 1840, in Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 15 December 1855, in Northbridge, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 43.

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Nathaniel Adams
Abigail Lewis Crocker
Marriage: 8 April 1840
Mary Mehitable Adams
Abigail Z. Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1840Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 8
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 13
    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.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Nathan Adams in entry for Abagail ... Adams, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Nathan in entry for Parley Henry Brown and Mary Mehitabel Adams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Nathan Adams in entry for Abagail Z. Adams, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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