James Jemison Adams

2 October 1848–8 March 1922 (Age 73)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary 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 City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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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

Spouse and Children

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

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 8
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    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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    Hole-in-the-Rock Remembered- James Jamison Adams

    Pioneers via other routes; Followed by Pioneers via the Hole-in-the-Rock Adams *, James J. Born: October 2, 1848, in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois Died: March 2, 1922 Married: Caroline E. Re …

    Sources (58)

    • James J Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James J Adams in entry for F Rodney Hasler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • James J Adams in entry for Mary Ann Adams Snow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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