John Adams

Brief Life History of John

When John Adams was born in 1824, in Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, England, his father, John Adams, was 24 and his mother, Alice Titman, was 26. He lived in Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1824.

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Family Time Line

John Adams
1800–1837
Alice Titman
1798–1844
Alice Adams
1820–
John Adams
1824–
Sarah Adams
1826–1854
William Titman Adams
1828–

Sources (2)

  • John Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (8)

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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