David Adams

4 October 1821–27 May 1885 (Age 63)
Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of David

When David Adams was born on 4 October 1821, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Adams, was 36 and his mother, Mary Simpson, was 30. He married Indiana McQueen in 1850. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 May 1885, in Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Clear Creek, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Adams
Indiana McQueen
Marriage: 1850
Mary M Adams
Mary Ann Adams
William Adams
Sallie M Adams
Emma Leona Adams
George L Adams
Laura Adams

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    Indiana McQueen





    William Adams




    Sallie M Adams


    Emma Leona Adams


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World Events (8)

1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 1

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 20

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Adams in household of John Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Adams in entry for Clinton C Pering, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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