Timothy Adams

Brief Life History of Timothy

When Timothy Adams was born on 11 September 1834, in Raunds, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Adams, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca Vorley, was 32. He married Louisa Comer Houchen in October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 August 1923, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Timothy Adams
Louisa Comer Houchen
Marriage: October 1866
Herbert Charles Adams
Lorenzo James Adams
Mildred H. Adams
Thomas E. H. Adams
Mildred Lavina Houchen Adams
Wilfred C. H. Adams
Charles Edwin Adams
George H H Adams

Sources (29)

  • Timothy Adams in household of Jno Adams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Timothy Adams, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Timothy Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States


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

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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Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams (Linda's Great, Great Grandfather: Linda Adams, Wallace Colon Adams, Wallace Adams, Herbert Charles Adams, Timothy Adams) Timothy Adams was baptized in Raunds Northampton, England. …

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