William Adams

25 December 1833–6 December 1892 (Age 58)
Penninghame House, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Adams was born on 25 December 1833, his father, Henry Adams, was 28 and his mother, Janet Hartley, was 30. He lived in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851 and Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 6 December 1892, in Warren, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Adams
1805–1861
Janet Hartley
1803–1890
William Adams
1833–1892
David Adams
1836–1912
James Adams
1838–1843
Henry Adams
1841–1841
James William Adams
1843–1923

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 3
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
Age 5
Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
Age 21
Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

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.

Possible Related Names

Adam
Addams

Sources (7)

  • William Adams in household of Henry Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Birth and Christening Record

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