Charles Davenport Adams

Brief Life History of Charles Davenport

When Charles Davenport Adams was born on 28 September 1866, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Adams, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Ann Davenport, was 19. He married Mary Jane Whitney on 28 June 1893, in St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 25 January 1930, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Parowan Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Charles Davenport Adams
Mary Jane Whitney
Marriage: 28 June 1893
Lucille Adams
Orlando Whitney Adams
New Whitney Adams
Claribel Adams
Maude Adams
Imogene Adams
Claude Whitney Adams
Sarah Adams
Lynette Adams
Charles Whitney Adams
Woodrow Whitney Adams
Afton Adams
Homer Whitney Adams
Hazel Adams

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  • Charles Devenport Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Charles Davenport Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Charles Devanport Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


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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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A History about Charles Davenport Adams

1. Charles Davenport Adams born at Parowan, Iron County, Utah. September 28,1866. He was baptized by Jesse N. Smith, August 29, 1875. Confirmed by Silis S. Smith, August 29, 1875. He was born of …

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