Mary Ann Adams

Female1 February 1820–27 May 1892

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Adams was born on 1 February 1820, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Silas Adams, was 25 and her mother, Betsey Daby, was 26. She married Joseph Hawes Fisher on 1 January 1840. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and New Hampshire, United States in 1870. She died on 27 May 1892, in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hawes Fisher
1820–1891
Mary Ann Adams
1820–1892
Marriage: 1 January 1840
Mary Adelia Fisher
1840–1841
Francis Adams Fisher
1842–1873
William Edwin Fisher
1853–1872

Sources (8)

  • Mary H Fisher in household of Joseph H Fisher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ann Adams, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary A Fisher, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1840
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

    Age 13

    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

    1846

    Age 26

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, and German (mainly northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Adamopoulos , Serbian and Croatian Adamović (see Adamovich ), Polish (and Jewish) Adamski .

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for McAdam or a Scottish variant of Adam , with excrescent -s.

    History: This surname was borne by two early presidents of the US, father and son. They were descended from Henry Adams, who settled in Braintree, MA, in 1635/6, from Barton St. David, Somerset, England. The younger of them, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) derived his middle name from his maternal grandmother's surname (see Quincy ). — Another important New England family, established mainly in NH, is descended from William Adams, who emigrated from Shropshire, England, to Dedham, MA, in 1628. James Hopkins Adams (1812–61), governor of SC, was unconnected with either of these families, his ancestry being Welsh; his forebears entered North America through PA.

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

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