John Adams

12 August 1827–24 August 1908 (Age 81)
Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Adams was born on 12 August 1827, in Bucklebury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Adams, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Harriet Winterbourn, was 36. He married Jane Alice Merritt on 7 July 1850, in Thatcham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 August 1908, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Adams
Jane Alice Merritt
Marriage: 7 July 1850
Alice Jane Adams
Henry Adams
Harriet Jane Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1850Thatcham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 8
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Baby Warren BIRTH 14 Nov 1835 DEATH 14 Nov 1835 BURIAL Vine Bluff Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 26896195 · View Source
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 27
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Brief History of John Adams

    This is a copy of an original brief history of John Adams. I have made some corrections on spelling and punctuation. It is unknown who wrote this history; maybe one of his children or grandchildren. I …

    Sources (21)

    • John Adams in household of George Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Adams in entry for Harriet Jane Adams Christison, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Adams, "United States Census, 1870"

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