Mary Lake

23 June 1802–9 May 1879 (Age 76)
Bargaintown, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Lake was born on 23 June 1802, in Bargaintown, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, her father, Amariah Lake, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Adams, was 19. She married Elijah Adams on 18 August 1821. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Camden, New Jersey, British Colonial America for about 10 years and Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1860. She died on 9 May 1879, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Adams
Mary Lake
Marriage: 18 August 1821
Abel Adams
Gideon L Adams
Amelia Risley Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1821
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 2
    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
    Age 21
    "Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 11536;2007: 23878; 2010: 32104)English (mainly West Country): topographic name usually for someone who lived by a streamlet (Middle English lak(e), Old English lacu) or who lived at or came from any of the places so named, such as Lack in Church Stoke (Shropshire) and Lake in Wilsford near Amesbury (Wiltshire). Lake is a common minor placename in Devon.English: occasionally perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pool (Middle English, Old French lake), though it is uncertain that this word was current in ordinary vocabulary during the main period of surname formation (1250–1400).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Mary Adams in household of Elijah Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Adams, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • Polly in entry for Gideon L. Adams, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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