James McAdams

1823–
Logan, Ohio, United States

The Life of James

When James McAdams was born in 1823, in Logan, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas McAdams, was 36 and his mother, Lydia Stout, was 35. He married Susan K. Marshall on 12 August 1841. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McAdams
1823–
Susan K. Marshall
1825–
Marriage: 12 August 1841
Nancy M. Adams
1843–
Robert McAdams
1848–
Thomas McAdams
1846–1929

Spouse and Children

    Male1823–Male

    Susan K. Marshall

    Female1825–Female

MARRIAGE
12 August 1841
Logan,Ohio
children

(3)

    Nancy M. Adams

    Female1843–Female

    Thomas McAdams

    Male1846–1929Male

    Robert McAdams

    Male1848–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 9

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 33

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of McAdam with the redundant addition of the English patronymic ending -s.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Mcadams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Mcadams in entry for Thomas Mcadams, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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