George Phillips Adams

12 March 1817–5 June 1897 (Age 80)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Phillips

When George Phillips Adams was born on 12 March 1817, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Adams, was 21 and his mother, Mary Phillips, was 18. He married Ann Hamer in 1842, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He lived in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 5 June 1897, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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George Phillips Adams
Sarah Ann Beynon
Marriage: 22 June 1845
Benjamin Nephi Adams
Sarah Ann Adams
Clement Carlos Adams
George Alma Adams
John Henry Adams
William Isaac J Adams
Mary Matilda Adams

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    22 June 1845Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 6
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 26
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Sarah Ann Beynon

    by Maxine Hartley Adams Reece My fathers grandmother was Sarah Ann Beynon, (Sometimes spelled Banen). She was born 10 Feb 1820 in Bigele, West Pembroke, South Wales. Her parents were B …

    Sources (36)

    • George Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Geo. P. Adams in entry for Benjamin N. Adams and Elizabeth B.S. Poulson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • George Philip Adams in entry for John Henry Adams Sr., "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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