Cynthia Jane Adams

6 April 1869–9 July 1953 (Age 84)
Limestone, Texas, United States

The Life of Cynthia Jane

When Cynthia Jane Adams was born on 6 April 1869, in Limestone, Texas, United States, her father, Dr. Peter Lafayette Adams, was 26 and her mother, Mary D Williamson, was 24. She married Benjamin Winslor Dudley Hill on 21 January 1892, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Navarro, Texas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 9 July 1953, in Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin Winslor Dudley Hill
Cynthia Jane Adams
Marriage: 21 January 1892
Ermine Hill
Mark Lafayette Hill
Mary Hill
Annie Nora Hill
Ada Lee Hill
Robert Dudley Hill
Virginia Dale Hill
Joesph Lucian Hill
Evelyn Hill
Lynn Adams Hill
Benjamin Winslor Dudley Hill Jr.

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Winslor Dudley Hill



21 January 1892
Navarro, Texas, United States


    Ermine Hill


    Mark Lafayette Hill


    Mary Hill




+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Peter Lafayette Adams


    Mary D Williamson





    Dr. William Joseph Adams


World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 1

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 25

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Cinty Adams in household of P L Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cynthia Hill in household of B W D Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cynthia Hill in household of Dr. B W D Hill, "United States Census, 1920"

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