Janet Adam

Brief Life History of Janet

Janet Adam was born about 1826, in Renfrew, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married William Lyle about 1846, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in New York, United States in 1864 and Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. She died about 1912, in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 88.

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William Lyle
Janet Adam
Marriage: about 1846
William Stewart Lyle
Isabella Lyle

Sources (5)

  • Janet Lyle, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Janet Lyle, "United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955"
  • Janet Lyle, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).


Historical Boundaries 1859: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Umberto, Aldo, Giulio, Paolo, Primo, Silvio.

German: Latinized (humanistic) patronymic from the personal name Adam , from Adami, the Latin genitive. This surname is also found in France (Lorraine).

Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Adamo . This surname is also found in Corsica and southern France.

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

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