David Adams

14 July 1828–12 April 1911 (Age 82)
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David Adams was born on 14 July 1828, in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Adams, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Jarvis, was 34. He married Maria Thetford on 17 April 1851, in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1860, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 12 April 1911, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Adams
Maria Thetford
Marriage: 17 April 1851
David Edward Adams
Edward Edwin Adams
William Orson Adams
George Mason Adams
Fannie Maria Adams
Louisa Elizabeth Adams
Ernest Thetford Adams
Albert John Adams
Emily Catherine Adams
Rose Adams
Sarah Amelia Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1851Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 26
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Story Highlight

    THE PRAYER - Written by David Adams

    THE PRAYER Eternal God who are in Heaven, From whom all belssings here are given. Look down my Father now and see, A little Child upon it's knee; I thank thee Father for thy Love In sending me from He …

    Sources (50)

    • David Adams in household of John Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • David Adams in entry for Rose Adams Lindsey Curtis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • David Adams in household of John Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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