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
1796–
Jane Adam
1814–
Marriage: 12 February 1839
Ann Morison
1837–
Alexander Morison
1839–
Jane Morrison
1842–
Hugh Morison
1844–1901
Charlotte Morison
1848–
Mary Morison
1850–
John Morison
1855–
John Morrison
1856–1901
Helen Morison
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 February 1839
Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Adam

    Male1776–Male

    Jane Petrie

    Female1781–1869Female

siblings

(7)

    William Adam

    Male1811–Male

    James Adam

    Male1813–Male

    Female1814–Female

    Christian Adam

    Female1816–Female

    Helen Adam

    Female1818–1862Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1815

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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