Henry Adams

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Adams was born on 22 August 1853, in Cold Ash, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Adams, was 26 and his mother, Jane Alice Merritt, was 31. He married Charlotte Hyder Evans on 21 February 1876, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 8 November 1930, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Adams
1853–1930
Charlotte Hyder Evans
1853–1948
Marriage: 21 February 1876
Henrietta Jane Adams
1877–1941
Charlotte Adams
1878–1962
Henry Merritt Adams
1881–1960
John Winfred Adams
1883–1964
William Lloyd Adams
1885–1969
Alice Adams
1887–1887
De Gratia Adams
1888–1901
Walter Clarence Adams
1892–1969

Sources (31)

  • Henry Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Henry Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Henry Adams, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Henry Adams

Henry was born 22 Aug 1853 in Cold Ash, Berkshire, England. He crossed the plains with his parents in the Homer Duncan Company. After his arrival he settled in Nephi, Utah, where he helped to build t …

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