James Jemison Adams

Male2 October 1848–8 March 1922

Brief Life History of James Jemison

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.

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Family Time Line

James Jemison Adams
Caroline Elizabeth Redd
Marriage: 14 March 1888
Luella Adams
Ancel James Adams
Josephine Adams
John Redd Adams
Pauline Adams
Paul Monroe Adams
Mary Ann Adams
Verene Adams

Sources (66)

  • James J Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Jennison Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • James Jemison Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1888St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 20

    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.

    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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    Story Highlight


    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 …

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