Jane Adam

12 November 1814–
Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The Life of Jane

When Jane Adam was born on 12 November 1814, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, her father, Alexander Adam, was 38 and her mother, Jane Petrie, was 33. She married John Morison on 12 February 1839, in Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

John Morison
Jane Adam
Marriage: 12 February 1839
Ann Morison
Alexander Morison
Jane Morrison
Hugh Morison
Charlotte Morison
Mary Morison
John Morison
John Morrison
Helen Morison

Spouse and Children

12 February 1839
Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Adam


    Jane Petrie




    William Adam


    James Adam



    Christian Adam


    Helen Adam


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 3

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 33

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Name Meaning

From the Biblical personal name Adam, which was borne, according to Genesis, by the first man. It is the generic Hebrew term for ‘man’, probably from Hebrew adama ‘earth’. Compare the classical Greek legend that Zeus fashioned the first human beings from earth. It was very popular as a personal name among non-Jews throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and the surname is found in one form or another in most of the countries of Europe. Jews, however, have never used this personal name, except in recent times under Polish and English influence. Among Scottish and Irish bearers it is sometimes a reduced form of McAdam .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jean Morrison in household of John Morrison, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Jane Adam in entry for Andrew Clancy Or Clancey and Ann Morrison, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Jane Adam, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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