John Quincy Adams

Brief Life History of John Quincy

When John Quincy Adams was born on 19 May 1882, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, John Adams, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Cleveland, was 22. He married Thurza Amelia Tingey on 4 January 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1930 and Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 1971, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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John Quincy Adams
Thurza Amelia Tingey
Marriage: 4 January 1912
Maurine Adams
Ruth Adams
Elizabeth Ann Adams
Faelela Adams

Sources (45)

  • John J Adams, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Quincy Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • John Quincy Adams, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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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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