Thomas W. Adams

8 January 1861–30 June 1944 (Age 83)
Lawrence, Lawrence, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thomas W.

When Thomas W. Adams was born on 8 January 1861, in Lawrence, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, his father, William Sylvester Adams Sr., was 27 and his mother, Sarah Jane Bentley, was 21. He married Mary B. Ransbottom on 6 November 1887, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 30 June 1944, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Thomas W. Adams
Mary B. Ransbottom
Marriage: 6 November 1887
Pearl C Adams
Kenneth Allie Adams
Lloyd S. Adams
Ernest T. Adams

Spouse and Children


    Mary B. Ransbottom


6 November 1887
Lawrence, Ohio, United States


    Pearl C Adams




    Ernest T. Adams


Parents and Siblings

    William Sylvester Adams Sr.





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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 2

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Adams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas W Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas W Adams, "United States Census, 1910"

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