Eliza Jane Adamson

31 August 1822–12 August 1897 (Age 74)
Perry Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Adamson was born on 31 August 1822, in Perry Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac Adamson, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Garner, was 25. She married Moses Trader Shepherd on 22 March 1840, in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 12 August 1897, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Trader Shepherd
Eliza Jane Adamson
Marriage: 22 March 1840
John Mack Shepherd
Priscilla Ann Shepherd
William Cummings Riley Shepherd
Nancy Shepherd
Aaron Adamson Shepherd
Rhoda Shepherd
Peter Burr Shepherd
Eliza Jane Shepherd
Moses Andrew Shepherd
Benjamin Franklin Shepherd
Isaac Garner Shepherd
Mary Elizabeth Shepherd

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 March 1840Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    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.
    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 3
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Adam + Middle English son, meaning ‘son of Adam’. The surname is especially common in Scotland, where it is borne by a sept of clan McIntosh. In North America, this surname has absorbed some Polish and possibly also other European patronymics and other derivatives from the personal name Adam. Compare Adams .

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

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    The following are excepts from the book, "Moses Trader Shepherd: His Family and Ancestors" by Bliss Brimley Jarvis Hansen. If you are a descendant of Moses Trader Shepherd, you should download a copy …

    Sources (66)

    • Eliza J Markham in household of Stephen Markham, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Adamson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • No Record in entry for Eliza Jane Avery, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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