Reverend Thomas Adams

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Reverend Thomas Adams was born on 7 February 1792, in North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Deacon Benjamin Adams, was 43 and his mother, Eunice Hale, was 41. He married Sarah Barnard on 13 June 1819. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Hambden, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1880. He died on 4 February 1881, in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Reverend Thomas Adams
Catherine Julia Lyman
Marriage: 16 August 1827
William Swan Adams
Edward Francis Adams

Sources (10)

  • Thomas Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Adams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Adams in entry for Sarah B Adams, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


Historical Boundaries: 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States


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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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