Augusta Adams

7 December 1802–3 February 1886 (Age 83)
Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Augusta

When Augusta Adams was born on 7 December 1802, in Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Adams, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ives, was 27. She married Henry Cobb on 25 December 1822, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1865 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 3 February 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Cobb
Augusta Adams
Marriage: 25 December 1822
Henry Ives Cobb Jr.
Ellen Augusta Cobb
Mary Elizabeth Cobb
Albert Adams Cobb
Lucy Almira Cobb
James Thornton Cobb
Charlotte Ives Cobb
Brigham Young Cobb

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1822Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 16
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 23
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (40)

    • Augusta C Kent in household of Brigham Young, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Augusta in entry for J. B. Turner and Ellen Augusta Cobb, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Augusta A C Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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