Elizabeth Mountford

15 April 1815–11 May 1874 (Age 59)
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Mountford was born on 15 April 1815, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Mountford, was 23 and her mother, Hannah Mollart, was 21. She married Samuel Adams on 4 June 1832, in Norton le Moors, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Long Island, New York, United States in 1860 and lived in Millard, Utah, United States in 1870 and Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 May 1874, in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Meadow Cemetery, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Adams
Elizabeth Mountford
Marriage: 4 June 1832
John Adams
Ephriam Adams
Samuel A. Adams
Bessy Adams
Ann Adams
Thomas S Adams
Sarah Adams
Joseph Adams
Hyrum Adams
Elijah Adams
Emma Adams
Eliza Ann Adams
Isabella Adams
Lorenzo Adams
S Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1832Norton le Moors, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 12
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire; of Norman origin): habitational name from Montfort-sur-Risle (Eure) or from one or other of various places called Montfort in France (from Old French mont ‘hill’ + fort ‘fortress’). Early forms of this name are indistinguishable from those of Mundford in Norfolk, perhaps indicating an alternative habitational name (see Munford ).History: A Norman bearer of this name, from Montfort-sur-Risle in Eure, near Brionne, accompanied William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066. Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, led a rebellion against Henry III (1216–1272).

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

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    Samuel Adams SR.

    A SKETCH OF THE PIONEER HISTORY OF SAMUEL ADAMS SR. AND FAMILY By Mary A. Beckstrand, Granddaughter My grandfather, Samuel Adams Sr., a navigator and stone mason, was the third child of John and Sar …

    Sources (48)

    • Eliza Mountford in household of William Mountford, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Bessie in entry for Eliza Littlewood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Betsy Adams in household of Samuel Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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