Eliza Adams

6 October 1847–22 January 1913 (Age 65)
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Adams was born on 6 October 1847, in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Adams Sr., was 30 and her mother, Martha Jennings, was 39. She married George Aker Huggins on 11 August 1865, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Chatham, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 22 January 1913, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Aker Huggins
Eliza Adams
Marriage: 11 August 1865
George William Huggins
John Ephriam Huggins
Joseph Stephen Huggins
Franklin Dee Huggins
Martha Frances Huggins
Joshua Huggins
Emeline Huggins
Elva May Huggins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1865Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    "Eliza Adams Huggins" in "Stories From Our Past"

    Eliza was the fourth child born to William Henry Adams and Martha Jennings. ... Eliza was born the 6 October 1847 in Dover Kent, England. Her parents were converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of La …

    Sources (29)

    • Eliza Adams in household of Joseph Hadery, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eliza Adams in entry for George Wm Huggins and Hattie Lasson Bigler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1921" (2nd copy)
    • Eliza Adams in entry for Elva May Huggins Green, "Utah Death Certificates, 1963"

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