Janet Adamson

Female7 November 1849–2 January 1934

Brief Life History of Janet

When Janet Adamson was born on 7 November 1849, in Boreland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Adamson, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Nicholson, was 37. She married Allan Rankin on 22 November 1866, in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 2 January 1934, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allan Rankin
Janet Adamson
Marriage: 22 November 1866
John Allan Rankin
Margaret Nicholson Rankin
Dora Rankin
Henry Rankin
Neal Rankin
Andrew C Rankin
Ida Christina Rankin
Elizabeth Rankin
Lucy Ann Rankin
Alexander Adamson Rankin
James Rankin

Sources (44)

  • Jennett Rankin in household of Allen Rankin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Janet Adams in entry for Ellick Rankin and Wanda Porter, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Janet Adamson Rankin, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1866Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Ann Temperance Doney BIRTH 1 Nov 1854 DEATH 22 May 1856 (aged 1) CENOTAPH Franklin Cemetery Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA PLOT Block 39 Lot 6 MEMORIAL ID 32840212


    Age 14

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

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 23

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Sketch of Grandma Rankin (Janet Adamson) as dictated to E.A. Smith on February 10, 1932.

    My name is Janet Rankin, daughter of Henry Adamson and Margaret Nicholson; born Nov. 17 1849 at Borland Fifeshire Scotland. My father was a coal miner at that place. When about 10 years old I starte …

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