James Adams

13 January 1847–7 July 1918 (Age 71)
Eckington, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Adams was born on 13 January 1847, in Eckington, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Adams, was 30 and his mother, Mary Muscroft, was 26. He married Martha Ann Field on 25 March 1867, in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Darton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Old Whittington, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 7 July 1918, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Adams
Martha Ann Field
Marriage: 25 March 1867
Mary Hannah Adams
William James Adams
George John Adams
Florence May Adams
Clara Jane Adams
Martha Ann Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1867Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    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 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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    James Adams

    HISTORY By Alene Daisy Adams Christensen "His father was a Methodist Minister and they were all very devout people of their faith. They were reared in comfort and apparent plenty. James married Ma …

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    • James Adams in entry for Mary Hanna Evans, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • James Adams in entry for Clara Jane Adams Loveless, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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