Adam Toms

about 1766–
United States

The Life of Adam

When Adam Toms was born about 1766, in United States, his father, Henry Toms, was 24 and his mother, Margaret, was 22.

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Henry Toms
1742–1772
Margaret
1744–
Adam Toms
1766–
William Toms
1768–
Clara Toms
1770–

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1776

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 10

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 15

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Dorset): patronymic from Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas .

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

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