Sally Adams

Female29 May 1825–13 February 1905

Brief Life History of Sally

When Sally Adams was born on 29 May 1825, in Compton, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, her father, James Adams, was 27 and her mother, Betsey Leavitt, was 20. She married William Snow on 16 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 13 February 1905, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Snow
Sally Adams
Marriage: 16 January 1846
Julia Maria Snow
Sarah Sophronia Snow
Emma Lucretia Snow
Chloe Louisa Snow
Penelope Thomas
Lucy Almira Snow
Maryette Snow
William James Snow
Lydia Snow

Sources (65)

  • Sally Adams Snow, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Sarah Snow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Saly Adams in entry for Julia Maria Snow Cox Jones, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 5

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 21

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

    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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    Snow, Ann (Rogers) - Biography My Grandmother, Ann Rogers, was born December 30, 1835 at East Lake Farm, Amroth Pembrokeshire, South Wales. She was the daughter of John Rogers …

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