John Ernest Adams Sr

Brief Life History of John Ernest

When John Ernest Adams Sr was born on 13 June 1866, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, William Adams, was 44 and his mother, Mary Barbara Bolanz, was 33. He married Margaret Christine Nielson on 4 April 1888, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 10 March 1936, in Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States.

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John Ernest Adams Sr
Margaret Christine Nielson
Marriage: 4 April 1888
Mary Kisten Adams
John Ernest Adams Jr
Caroline Adams
Lloyd Adams
Melvin Jens Adams
Effie Josephine Adams
Clara Francella Adams
Pearl Bernice Adams
Joseph William Adams

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  • John Ernest Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Ernest Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • John Ernest Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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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.

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MARGARET CHRISTINE NEILSON ADAMS 1864-1945 Margaret Christina Nielson was born in Parowan, April 1, 1864. She was a daughter of Jens Nielson and Kisten Jensen Nielson. The fourth child of a family of …

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