Adeline F Brigham

20 May 1846–15 August 1881 (Age 35)
Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Adeline F

When Adeline F Brigham was born on 20 May 1846, in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Origen S. Brigham, was 31 and her mother, Frances E. Waterman, was 26. She married John T Mathias on 25 December 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 15 August 1881, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

John T Mathias
Adeline F Brigham
Marriage: 25 December 1865
Frances Lydia Mathis
Emma Mae Mathis
Robert J Mathias

Spouse and Children

25 December 1865


Parents and Siblings

    Origen S. Brigham


    Frances E. Waterman




World Events (6)


Age 17

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

Age 17

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.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in East Yorkshire and Cumbria named Brigham, from Old English brycg ‘bridge’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Adeline Brigham in household of Alfred C Scovell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Adeline Brigham in entry for Valentine G Wheeler and May A Mathis, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Adalin Brigam in entry for Robt. J. Mathias and Ella Lee Oaks, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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