John Adams

5 May 1836–7 October 1901 (Age 65)
Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada

The Life Summary of John

When John Adams was born on 5 May 1836, in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, his father, James Adams, was 38 and his mother, Betsey Leavitt, was 31. He married Flavilla Lucy Leavitt on 2 April 1862, in Davis, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 7 October 1901, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adams
Elizabeth Ann Cleveland
Marriage: 28 May 1881
John Quincy Adams
Ethel Adams
Edith Adams
Hannah Adams
Norma Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 21
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    Life of Lyman Utley Leavitt and His Families, Part 3

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    Sources (36)

    • John Adams in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Adams, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Adams in entry for Carl Nathan Smith and Norma Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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