Nathan Adams

1778–1847 (Age 68)
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Adams was born on 31 May 1778, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Adams Sr., was 46 and his mother, Mary Randall, was 39. He married Sally Cook after 1800. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 12 April 1847, in Freedom Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68.

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Nathan Adams
Sally Cook
Marriage: after 1800
Alvinza Adams
Caroline Adams
Sabrina or Lovina Adams
Isaac Lockwood Adams
Lovinia Adams
Lovinia orLovina Adams
Sabrina Adams
Israel Lockwood Adams
James Randall Adams
Francis Harrison Adams
Emily Adams
Sarah Ann Adams
Elisha Hutchinson Adams
Elijah Columbus Adams
Louisa Lavinia Adams

Spouse & Children

after 1800


+10 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 3

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Nathan Adams in entry for Emily Spencer, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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