Mary Mehitable Adams

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Parley Henry Brown
1839–
Mary Mehitable Adams
1841–1864
Marriage: 15 January 1861

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1861Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (3)

    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    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, 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Adam
    Addams

    Sources (3)

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

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