Philomela Risley

about 1790–21 December 1883 (Age 94)
Tyonia,, WI

The Life of Philomela

When Philomela Risley was born about 1790, her father, Elijah Risley, was 22 and her mother, Sarah, was 20. She married Ezekiel Adams in 1814, in Attica, Attica, Wyoming, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Ixonia, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 21 December 1883, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Adams
1786–1847
Philomela Risley
1790–1883
Marriage: 1814
Chenery Adams
1813–1851
Harrison Adams
1816–1847
Elijah Risley Adams
1818–1894
Sally Adams
1821–1844
Esther Sophronia Adams
1822–1855
Artemus Ward Adams
1824–1903
Julia Ann Adams
1827–1829
Lydia Ann Adams
1827–1915
Hannah B. Adams
1831–1832
James C. Adams
1833–1835
Philamela Adams
1835–1921
Olive Bethbara Adams
1837–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1814
Attica, Attica, Wyoming, New York, United States
children

(12)

    Chenery Adams

    Male1813–1851Male

    Harrison Adams

    Male1816–1847Male

    Male1818–1894Male

    Sally Adams

    Female1821–1844Female

    Esther Sophronia Adams

    Female1822–1855Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Risley

    Male1768–1830Male

    Sarah

    Female1770–Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1790–1883Female

    Anna Risley

    Female1791–1882Female

    Sally Risley

    Female1794–1794Female

    Bethbera Risley

    Female1797–Female

    Ames Eastmah Risley

    Male1798–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 29

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Risley in Derbyshire and Lancashire or Riseley in Bedfordshire and Berkshire, all so named from Old English hrīs ‘brushwood’ + lēah ‘clearing’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Philomelia Adams in household of R Elija Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Philomelia Risley in entry for Ezekiel Adams, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"
  • Philomela Risley Adams, "Find A Grave Index"

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