Nathan Adams

1823–1899 (Age 76)
New York, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Adams was born in 1823, in New York, United States, his father, George W. Adams, was 27 and his mother, Celinda Ann Carlyle, was 26. He married Elinora Thornton on 23 January 1849, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Baker Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1870 and Valley Township, Morris, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died in 1899, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Adams
Elinora Thornton
Marriage: 23 January 1849
George Adams
Ira Adams
Sarah Adams
Hester Eleanor Adams
Clara Eveline "Evie" Adams
Emma Adams
Frank Adams
Amos W. Adams

Spouse & Children

  • Male1823–1899Male

  • Elinora Thornton


23 January 1849
Pike, Illinois, United States


  • George Adams


  • Ira Adams


  • Sarah Adams


  • Hester Eleanor Adams


  • Clara Eveline "Evie" Adams


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • George W. Adams


  • Celinda Ann Carlyle




  • Samantha A. Adams


  • Male1821–1863Male

  • Male1823–1899Male

  • Samara Mary Adams


  • Henry Adams


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nathan Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nathan Adams, "United States Census, 1860"

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