When Sarah B. Adams was born in September 1829, in New Hampshire, United States, her father, Oliver Adams Jr., was 29 and her mother, Fannie Stearns, was 31. She married Wilson H. Harris on 2 June 1852, in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 October 1906, at the age of 77, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.
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.
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