Elizabeth Jane Headrick

25 September 1871–28 February 1964 (Age 92)
Sevier, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Headrick was born on 25 September 1871, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Headrick, was 23 and her mother, Elvira Sims, was 25. She married Daniel Marion Adams about 1889, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 15, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 28 February 1964, at the age of 92, and was buried in Burns Cemetery, Townsend, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Marion Adams
Elizabeth Jane Headrick
Marriage: about 1889
Mell Elmer Adams
Lidie Adams
Daniel Adams
Alice Erie Adams
Mary Adams
Charley Adams
Sam Adams
Bessie Jane Adams
Lydia A Adams
William Clark Adams
Lawson Adams
Queenie A Adams

Spouse and Children

about 1889
Tennessee, United States


    Mell Elmer Adams


    Lidie Adams


    Alice Erie Adams


    Mary Adams


    Charley Adams


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elvira Sims




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 7

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name from an unidentified minor place, named with Old English headrig ‘ridge at the end of a field’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Adams in household of Marion Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Adams in household of Marion Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Adams in household of Marion Adams, "United States Census, 1900"

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