Mary Mehitable Adams

9 June 1841–20 March 1864 (Age 22)
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Mehitable

When Mary Mehitable Adams was born on 9 June 1841, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Adams, was 29 and her mother, Abigail Lewis Crocker, was 36. She married Parley Henry Brown on 15 January 1861, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 March 1864, at the age of 22.

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Parley Henry Brown
Mary Mehitable Adams
Marriage: 15 January 1861

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15 January 1861
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (3)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 22

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Mary A. Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Mary Mehitabel Adams, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Mehitable Adams, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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