Mary Elizabeth Adair

Female1 August 1809–25 December 1889

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Adair was born on 1 August 1809, in Bridgeport, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Adair, was 52 and her mother, Mary McMullen, was 42. She married Abraham Hoover on 8 September 1831, in Bridgeport, Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She lived in Letterkenny Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 25 December 1889, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Hoover
Mary Elizabeth Adair
Marriage: 8 September 1831
Robert Hoover
Mr Hoover
John Whitmer Hoover
William Eaton Hoover
Robert Hoover
Ephriam Hoover
Andrew James Hoover

Sources (6)

  • Mary Adair in entry for Andrew J. Hoover, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Mary Adair Hoover, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Mary Elizabeth Adair Hoover, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1831Bridgeport, Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 3

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, a form of Edgar .

    History: James Adair (c. 1709–83) was an ‘Indian trader’ in SC from 1735; he was born in Antrim, northern Ireland. Baron William Adair, from Scotland, also settled in SC at around the same period.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Abraham and Mary Adair Hoover

    Abraham and Mary Adair Hoover were well to do people, engaged in milling and merchandising. In 1842 they moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, the gathering place of the saints, for they had joined the Church …

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