Nathaniel Adams

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

The Life 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

8 April 1840
Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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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 (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)

  • Nathan in entry for Parley Henry Brown and Mary Mehitabel Adams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Nathaniel Adams, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Nathan Adams in entry for Abagail ... Adams, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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