Theothan Penderman Adams

4 March 1845–23 January 1852 (Age 6)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Theothan Penderman

When Theothan Penderman Adams was born on 4 March 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Arza Matson Adams, was 41 and his mother, Sabina Clark, was 32. He died on 23 January 1852, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 6, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know Theothan Penderman? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Arza Matson Adams
Sabina Clark
Nathan William Adams
Joshua Adams
George Adams
Sabina Ann Adams
Sidney Moses Adams
Elizabeth Nancy Adams
Theothan Penderman Adams
Joseph Smith Adams
Orpha Elzeta Adams
Davis Adams

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (5)

Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
Age 1
On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 3
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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.

Possible Related Names


Sources (9)

  • Jothan Adams in household of Arza Adams, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theothen Pendermie Adams, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Arza Adams : chronicle of a pioneer by Effie W. Adams (Effie Mary Warnick), 1910-2000

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.