Mary Ann Adams

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Adams was born on 24 December 1829, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, ADAMS, was 30 and her mother, Adams, was 30. She married Elijah Abel on 16 February 1847, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 27 November 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Elijah Abel
Mary Ann Adams
Marriage: 16 February 1847
Moroni Able
Enoch Able
Anna Rebecca Able
Ella Abel
Delilah Abel
Elijah Able
Mary Louisa Able
Margaret Sophrona Able
Flora "Effie" Abel

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  • Maryann Ables in household of Elijah Ables, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ann Adams, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


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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