When Alexander Adams was born on 21 January 1871, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, Nathan William Adams, was 38 and his mother, Mary Melinda Plunkett, was 33. He married Martha Jane Cameron on 14 May 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 8 March 1953, in Delta, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Delta City Cemetery, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States.
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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Alexander Adams was born January 21,1871 at Kanab, Kane County, Utah. He was the ninth child of eleven children born to Nathan Adams and Mary Melinda Plunket Adams. This history was relate to Alexande …
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