Charles Matthew Adams

Male16 September 1843–21 December 1927

Brief Life History of Charles Matthew

When Charles Matthew Adams was born on 16 September 1843, in Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, William Adams, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ann Leech, was 21. He married Sarah Ann Davenport on 31 March 1863, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 21 December 1927, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Matthew Adams
Sarah Ann Davenport
Marriage: 31 March 1863
Mary Ann Adams
Sarah Ann Adams
A. Mary Adams
Charles Davenport Adams
Sarah Francella Adams
Thomas Davenport Adams
Minnie Miriam Adams
Samuel Adams
Marian Adams
William Leech Adams
Joseph Burrows Adams
Laura Pearl Adams
Lawrence James Adams

Sources (67)

  • Charles Adam in entry for Francella A Sorensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Charles Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Adams in entry for Anna Adams, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1863Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Charles Adams (1843-1927)

    Charles Adams (1843-1927) LIFE STORY OF CHARLES ADAMS Pioneer, Church & Civic Leader by Beatrice Adams Johnson I write this history of my grandfather Adams because he was one of Iron County's m …

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