When James Jemison Adams was born on 2 October 1848, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, William Adams, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Leech, was 26. He married Caroline Elizabeth Redd on 14 March 1888, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 8 March 1922, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Parowan Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, 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.
JAMES JEMISON ADAMS (Reduced from an autobiography written by Luella A. Dalton at his dictation) My father and mother moved to Nauvoo from Ireland in 1844 and lived there until 1846. When the Mormons …