Samuel Gadd

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Gadd was born on 3 March 1846, in Orwell, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Gadd, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Chapman, was 30. He died on 23 October 1856, in Rock Creek, Albany, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 10, and was buried in Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Gadd
Eliza Chapman
Alfred Gadd
Jane Gadd
William Gadd
William Chapman Gadd
Samuel Gadd
Mary Ann Gadd
Sarah Gadd
Daniel Chapman Gadd
Isaac Chapman Gadd

Sources (11)

  • Samuel Gadd, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Samuel Gadd, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a nickname from Old French gade ‘goat’; the animal was noted for its supposedly lascivious behavior.

English: perhaps from Middle English gadde (Old Norse gaddr) ‘sharp-pointed metal spike, goad’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cattle driver or, more likely, a nickname for a persistent and irritating person.

Swedish: apparently a nickname from gadd ‘sting’.

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

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LIFE HISTORY OF ELIZA CHAPMAN GADD Compiled by her 5th great granddaughter, Sasha Reid Nielson

Eliza Chapman was born on the 13th of March, 1815 in Croydon, Cambridgeshire, England. She was the third of five children born to William Chapman and Mary Pentlow. Croydon Parish, the place where …

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