Alexander Gillespie Adamson

5 April 1841–29 October 1902 (Age 61)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander Gillespie

When Alexander Gillespie Adamson was born on 5 April 1841, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David T Adamson, was 22 and his mother, Jane Gillespie, was 24. He married Elizabeth Shaw Mcgill on 29 September 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 October 1902, in Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Gillespie Adamson
Elizabeth Shaw Mcgill
Marriage: 29 September 1866
Isabel Adamson
Isabella Adamson
Jean Jennie Adamson
David William Adamson
Adam McGill Adamson
Alexander McGill Adamson
Robert Gillespie Adamson
George Hunter Adamson
Jessie Adamson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    David T. Adamson

    Compiled by his granddaughter Mary Jane Adamson Shields. In an obscure village called Dunfermline Fifeshire, Scotland, there lived a youth by the name of David T. Adamson, he was under average in hei …

    Sources (39)

    • Alexander Adamson in entry for George Hunter Adamson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alexander Adamson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Alexander Adamson in entry for Elizabeth Mcgill Adamson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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