Mary Ann Leech

22 October 1821–11 December 1902 (Age 81)
Banbridge, County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Leech was born on 22 October 1821, in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland, her father, Hugh Leech, was 47 and her mother, Ann Jamison, was 39. She married William Adams on 8 October 1842, in Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1844 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 December 1902, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Adams
Mary Ann Leech
Marriage: 8 October 1842
Charles Adams
Hugh Leech Adams
James Jemison Adams
Anna Catherine Adams
Hugh Leech Adams Sr
Margaret Adams
William Adams Jr
Mary Emma Adams
Thomas Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1842Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 18
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    Age 24
    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Leach .Irish (Galway):English name adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó MaolMhaodhóg (see Logue ).

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

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    Biographical Sketch of Mary Ann Leech Adams

    MARY ANN LEECH ADAMS Mary Ann Leech was born October 21, 1821, in Bambridge, County Down, Ireland. She was the eleventh child of Hugh Leech and Anne Jamison. She left a well off family at an early ag …

    Sources (133)

    • Mary Ann Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary A. Leech in entry for Anna K. Adams Ward, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1850"

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